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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

Steve Leeds
 

Ken,
When saltwater gets past the shaft (stainless furler tube) seal, the aluminum casing at the top of the gear case gets corroded and seizes up the shaft. If there is grease/oil in the bottom (round) area of the gearbox, maybe the large bearings are OK. My solution to the above seizing is to install only double-lip seals, carefully polish the shaft bearing surface, thoroughly clean the aluminum gearbox adjacent to the shaft at the top and coat the whole area to include the seal spring with "Lanocote". The seal itself must be carefully seated and may need to be sealed into the case (a bit of a trick after coating everything with Lanocote). The bearing surface of the seal and the shaft must be lubricated with marine grease prior to insertion into the case and seal. A lot of work, but does help! This area is above whatever grease or oil you use in the gearbox, which is why it needs special preparation.

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki #121
Fort Lauderdale
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/

----- Original Message ----
From: Ken & Judy <goldendaze@uuplus.com>
To: Amel Owners <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 2:32:01 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox



I put all new bearings,seals and gaskets in all the boxes before I left US
5/20/2007. I used Super Lube ( a heavy silicone grease, canada)
in the jib box, it looked about the same consistancy of what
(22 year old?? unknown) came out (putty knife and fingers thick, not
pourable).
A few days out of Bermuda it got a little "stiff". I could barely move
it by hand out of gear. I poured in about 1 cup of 90 wt. gear oil, the
only thing I had, and after working it with a 2 ft. rod if freed right up.
I think a very heavy (barely) pourable is the way to go.

Has worked great since. Now I am torn between tearing it apart again to
look
at my new/old bearings or just continuing to pray.

The mainmast units I used 90 wt, and have been fine.

Ps. Anyone: We just decided to go to Greece and Turkey over the
summer and winter there next year. Any advice would be greatly
appreciated.

Ken Coats & Judy Golden
SV Golden Daze
Maramu 1985 #192
Seville Spain





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Re: Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

Ken & Judy <goldendaze@...>
 

I put all new bearings,seals and gaskets in all the boxes before I left US
5/20/2007. I used Super Lube ( a heavy silicone grease, canada)
in the jib box, it looked about the same consistancy of what
(22 year old?? unknown) came out (putty knife and fingers thick, not
pourable).
A few days out of Bermuda it got a little "stiff". I could barely move
it by hand out of gear. I poured in about 1 cup of 90 wt. gear oil, the
only thing I had, and after working it with a 2 ft. rod if freed right up.
I think a very heavy (barely) pourable is the way to go.

Has worked great since. Now I am torn between tearing it apart again to
look
at my new/old bearings or just continuing to pray.

The mainmast units I used 90 wt, and have been fine.

Ps. Anyone: We just decided to go to Greece and Turkey over the
summer and winter there next year. Any advice would be greatly
appreciated.

Ken Coats & Judy Golden
SV Golden Daze
Maramu 1985 #192
Seville Spain


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

Steve Leeds
 

Hi Tom,
No, there are no markings on mine either. It probably wouldn't help anyway as mine is a prototype furler, similar to the one on the Maramu. The newer Sharki's have a smaller furler. Fortunately, the motor is pretty robust and can usually be rebuilt.

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki #121
Fort Lauderdale
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service

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From: "Fisher, Thomas W." <fishert@kgh.kari.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2008 11:20:15 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

Steve, Alan,

Great timing for these posts. I am in the process refitting a Sharki and currently have the furling gear box in pieces in my basement. Thank you for the tip on the gear oil. Another question? The electric furling motor has been working fine But I would like to buy a spare. The problem is the current motor has no makings left on it to be able to track down a replacement. Any help on this would be appreciated.

Tom Fisher

Yacht, SHEILA

Sharki #142

Kingston, Ontario, Canada


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From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com]On Behalf Of Steve Leeds
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 21:48
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

Hi Alan,

AMEL recommends silicon high temperature grease which they sell at high
cost. I have used a Castrol very heavy grease in the past which was OK
but have found Alvenia (I hope that spelling is right) a pourable low
temperature grease to be better. I think it is made by Shell. It is
not expensive and fills both the upper chamber (accessed through the
rectangular side plate) and the lower chamber (accessed through the round
bottom plate). It can be topped off with a funnel through the top filler
hole. I don't think it is advisable to mix different types of
grease.

Steve Leeds

Yacht MACCABEE

Sharki #121

Circumnavigator' s Yacht Service

Fort Lauderdale
http://bellsouthpwp <http://bellsouthpwp 2.net/l/e/ leedss/> 2.net/l/e/leedss/

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Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2008 1:45:10 PM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

I would like to add
oil to the gear box the fib furler on my Mango

#62. I don't have any documentation. Does anyone have experience

and/or documentation for this? I'm guessing that I can just add 90W

gear oil, but the existing oil almost looks like grease and maybe

should be changed.

Alan

SV Charisma - Mango #62

Marina Mazatlan

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

Fisher, Thomas W.
 

Steve, Alan,

Great timing for these posts. I am in the process refitting a Sharki and currently have the furling gear box in pieces in my basement. Thank you for the tip on the gear oil. Another question? The electric furling motor has been working fine But I would like to buy a spare. The problem is the current motor has no makings left on it to be able to track down a replacement. Any help on this would be appreciated.

Tom Fisher

Yacht, SHEILA

Sharki #142

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Steve Leeds
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 21:48
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox





Hi Alan,

AMEL recommends silicon high temperature grease which they sell at high
cost. I have used a Castrol very heavy grease in the past which was OK
but have found Alvenia (I hope that spelling is right) a pourable low
temperature grease to be better. I think it is made by Shell. It is
not expensive and fills both the upper chamber (accessed through the
rectangular side plate) and the lower chamber (accessed through the round
bottom plate). It can be topped off with a funnel through the top filler
hole. I don't think it is advisable to mix different types of
grease.

Steve Leeds

Yacht MACCABEE

Sharki #121

Circumnavigator's Yacht Service

Fort Lauderdale
http://bellsouthpwp <http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/> 2.net/l/e/leedss/

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To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> yahoogroups.com

Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2008 1:45:10 PM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

I would like to add
oil to the gear box the fib furler on my Mango

#62. I don't have any documentation. Does anyone have experience

and/or documentation for this? I'm guessing that I can just add 90W

gear oil, but the existing oil almost looks like grease and maybe

should be changed.

Alan

SV Charisma - Mango #62

Marina Mazatlan

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New to group

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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] New to group


Hello to all,

I am new to this group and am searching for some info on later model
Amels, 1995 and up.
I am looking for a new cruising/live aboard boat. My sailing experience
is from a Pearson Commander in the early 70's to an Andrews70 that I
just sold.
I am very impressed with the Amels and was wondering if anyone had some
info as to boat speed.
Are these boats capable of 200 miles a day under normal cruising? Are
there any inherent problems offshore with the boats, things that should
be addressed or rreplaced prior to taking off.
The propulsion systems seems to transfer a lot of power through
different angles, does this have it's own set of problems.
Thanking you all in advance for reading this and to those that will
take the time to respond.
Happy New Year to all.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:Gas Bottles

Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

Hi Golden Daze,

I have US gas bottles on my Maramu and I fill them regularily from Continental bottles. It's very simple to do, you can buy a fitting in almost any shop. BTW, no problems with refills in Greece and Azores.

Horst
Puddleduck

----- Original Message ----
From: Ken & Judy <goldendaze@uuplus.com>
To: Amel Owners <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, 12 January, 2008 1:33:45 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:Gas Bottles

Defender web site.
I just got the two necessary for
a US boat to use camping gas, or fill US bottle with butane.
(which no one will do, as yet)
Ken Coats /Judy Golden
SV Golden Daze
Maramu 192
Seville Spain





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Crew?

Frank Newton <bootlegger@...>
 

Hi Horst

And a very happy New Year to you!

Great to hear from you.

In the event I came up solo and enjoyed every minute of it;
Nevis, St Kitts, St Barts and off course then on to here,St Martin.
Only thing is I have to get back down to Amel, Guadeloupe fast
- like by Tuesday, so someone to share the 24 hr watches would
be good. Just had a guy on the phone in response to my crew bar
Card; sadly either his phone or my phone is faulty as I could heare
Him but he couldn't hear me.

Yes, your idea of posting an itenery is a good one. Problemm is
I don't have one yet in terms of a timetable that is. But I
Guess I need to get one down, particularly the Pacific legs.

Delighted with the boat. Never given me a moments concern, and
We really did have some bad weather on the crossing as you will
have heard with two sinkings and many many breakages among the
well dispersed fleet.

What are your plans for this year?

I am home this Fridaynfor several weeks after leaving the boat
in Amel's care. If you are there perhaps we could get together
for lunch?

Keep in touch.

Frank

-----Original Message-----
From: Horst Pause [mailto:horst.puddleduck@yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: 11 January 2008 18:22
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Crew?


Hello Frank,

Returned from a sunny and snowy Austia to see your messages about
needing crew.

I think that it may be a good ideas to post your plans/schedule on the
site so that interested parties can contact you. (I may have a couple of
peaople ineterested, too, depending on your trips).

Happy New Year,

Horst


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] fresh water pump and pressure

Mark Pitt
 

Udo:

Thanks for your reply. I have just found out that Jabsco has
been having problems with their higher capacity variable speed pumps
and stopped shipping them to resellers some months ago. They may
resume shipments in the summer, which is too late for me.

Mark
Sabbatical III ASM #419

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Udo" <udo@...> wrote:

I have switched our pump out to the Jabsco. I have to check which size
but believe it is the one you are mentioning.

This higher pressure pump is really nice and functions well but has led
to several leeks in the system that I had to trouble shoot. Most of it
was tightening or replacing hose clamps. One issue involved changing out
the original master shower valve since the pressure caused it to
continuously drip. (We have a conventional shower head, rather than the
push button one).

Overall no big deal.



The only other thing is that the control light next to the water pump
breaker is now continuously lit when the breaker is on. With the old
pump the light only came on when the pump was running.



Udo, SM #50



________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of markmpitt
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 11:30 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] fresh water pump and pressure



I am considering replacing the fresh water pump, accumulator tank,
and pressure switch on my ASM with one of the new variable speed pumps
from Jabsco that do not require a separate accumulator tank or
pressure switch. My current pump is the big 40 liter per minute (10.6
gallons per minute)AMFA A88B that delivers up to 29 psi (2.0 bars).
This is the optional pump intended to supply plenty of water to the
optional hose outlet under the helm seat. The pump and the pressure
switch have been giving me problems.

Jabsco has a new 29 liter per minute (7.5 gallons per minute)
variable speed pump,the Jabsco 7.5 VSD (part 41755-0094 for the 24 v
model) that probably delivers enough water for my needs as I almost
never use the hose outlet. It self-primes to 1.8 meters versus 5.5
meters for the AMFA A88B (and the ASM standard A66B), and can run dry.
It's pressure shut-off is 50 psi, which is significantly higher than
the 29 psi of the AMFA.

Has anyone had any experience with a variable speed pump before in
an Amel or any other vessel? Is the higher cutout pressure of 50 psi
a problem? It seems that 40 psi is quite common on smaller, switched
pumps. Shurflo has a variable speed pump, the Extreme Smart Sensor
5.7 that delivers 21.6 liters per minute with a shut-off pressure of
65 psi. I do not know why variable speed pumps have a higher shut-off
pressure or whether this is a concern in an ASM. Any enlightenment
would be appreciated.

The specs of the AMFA pumps are found at
http://www.reya.com/English/framespumps.htm
<http://www.reya.com/English/framespumps.htm>
and the Jabsco at
http://www.jabsco.com/files/marine_product_guide_2006.pdf.
<http://www.jabsco.com/files/marine_product_guide_2006.pdf.>

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III ASM #419





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Windlass Control Box

drdavegoodman
 

Hi Micahel
My chain counter is now malfunctioning (SM 260 1998). Who did you
contact for the replacement parts you mentioned in your post?
Thanks
Dave
s/v Bel Ami


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, michael grunstein
<mgrunstein2002@...> wrote:

I had a faulty readout, it just counted up and then
down continuously without even operating the anchor.
I finaly replaced the electronic guts, inside the boat
above the sink counter, as well as the transducer on
the windlass. Problem solved.

Michael Grunstein, #345, Yonita
--- Ian Shepherd <sv_freespirit@...> wrote:

Hi Judy and Bill,

Glad you fixed the problem OK and thanks for sharing
the fix with us in case
we have the same problem. I have been having a
related problem the past two
summers with my chain counter that has been driving
me nuts. It works
perfectly in mild temperatures, but once it gets
above about 33C, the
readout goes haywire then freezes. You can anchor
successfully and then
watch the chain counter slowly count down to zero
then go to negative
numbers over a period of time, so when you weigh
anchor, you don't know when
it is coming on board, though I do find that my
forward looking sonar set to
the 6M range does show the chain angle and the
anchor itself.

I really have not proved if the problem lies in the
counter sensor or the
instrument itself. Tests have been inconclusive. Has
anyone else had this
problem and can shed some light on where the fault
lies please?

Ian Shepherd SM 414 Crusader



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Re: Gas Bottles

Ken & Judy <goldendaze@...>
 

Defender web site.
I just got the two necessary for
a US boat to use camping gas, or fill US bottle with butane.
(which no one will do, as yet)
Ken Coats /Judy Golden
SV Golden Daze
Maramu 192
Seville Spain


Re: gasoline smell

Stephan Regulinski
 

Dear Hans-Joachim,

We stored our gasoline jerry cans in the safety locker. This isolated
them from the cabin, environmental exposure, and all electrical systems
(which reduces the explosion hazard). This solution is not perfect,
because the safety locker is not vented overboard. However, all Amel
lockers suffer from this problem except the camping gaz locker which
does have a vent at the bottom.

The alternative solution is to store on board but to sew up covers with
some material like "Sunbrella" which offers some protection from solar
degradation of the plastic.

A proper vented gasoline locker would be a welcome addition to any boat.
But then, so would a proper solution of the four major storage problems
of every long-distance cruiser: (1) gasoline ; (2) trash ; (3) shoes;
and (4) dinghy plus engine.

Fair winds and following seas,

Stephan G. Regulinski

Delos (SMM #303)




--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "dr_hofschulte"
<Dr.Hofschulte@...> wrote:

we identified our plastic jerry cans to be the real cause for
permanent gasoline smell on board of our AMEL Super Maramu 2004. We
finally decided to tie them on deck. There, however, they are exposed
to all kinds of environmental stresses and are not handsome. Is there
anyone in our Amel community, who could advise us, where and how we
could store them below deck without running again into the same smell
problem?"

Best regards and a happy New Year for all of you

Hans-Joachim Hofschulte Germany baltic sea
Sm # 436


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

Steve Leeds
 

Hi Alan,

AMEL recommends silicon high temperature grease which they sell at high
cost. I have used a Castrol very heavy grease in the past which was OK
but have found Alvenia (I hope that spelling is right) a pourable low
temperature grease to be better. I think it is made by Shell. It is
not expensive and fills both the upper chamber (accessed through the
rectangular side plate) and the lower chamber (accessed through the round
bottom plate). It can be topped off with a funnel through the top filler
hole. I don't think it is advisable to mix different types of
grease.



Steve Leeds

Yacht MACCABEE

Sharki #121

Circumnavigator's Yacht Service

Fort Lauderdale
http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/

----- Original Message ----

From: svcharisma <svcharisma@yahoo.com>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Saturday, January 5, 2008 1:45:10 PM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox








I would like to add
oil to the gear box the fib furler on my Mango

#62. I don't have any documentation. Does anyone have experience

and/or documentation for this? I'm guessing that I can just add 90W

gear oil, but the existing oil almost looks like grease and maybe

should be changed.



Alan

SV Charisma - Mango #62

Marina Mazatlan




















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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] fresh water pump and pressure

Udo <udo@...>
 

I have switched our pump out to the Jabsco. I have to check which size
but believe it is the one you are mentioning.

This higher pressure pump is really nice and functions well but has led
to several leeks in the system that I had to trouble shoot. Most of it
was tightening or replacing hose clamps. One issue involved changing out
the original master shower valve since the pressure caused it to
continuously drip. (We have a conventional shower head, rather than the
push button one).

Overall no big deal.



The only other thing is that the control light next to the water pump
breaker is now continuously lit when the breaker is on. With the old
pump the light only came on when the pump was running.



Udo, SM #50



________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of markmpitt
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 11:30 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] fresh water pump and pressure



I am considering replacing the fresh water pump, accumulator tank,
and pressure switch on my ASM with one of the new variable speed pumps
from Jabsco that do not require a separate accumulator tank or
pressure switch. My current pump is the big 40 liter per minute (10.6
gallons per minute)AMFA A88B that delivers up to 29 psi (2.0 bars).
This is the optional pump intended to supply plenty of water to the
optional hose outlet under the helm seat. The pump and the pressure
switch have been giving me problems.

Jabsco has a new 29 liter per minute (7.5 gallons per minute)
variable speed pump,the Jabsco 7.5 VSD (part 41755-0094 for the 24 v
model) that probably delivers enough water for my needs as I almost
never use the hose outlet. It self-primes to 1.8 meters versus 5.5
meters for the AMFA A88B (and the ASM standard A66B), and can run dry.
It's pressure shut-off is 50 psi, which is significantly higher than
the 29 psi of the AMFA.

Has anyone had any experience with a variable speed pump before in
an Amel or any other vessel? Is the higher cutout pressure of 50 psi
a problem? It seems that 40 psi is quite common on smaller, switched
pumps. Shurflo has a variable speed pump, the Extreme Smart Sensor
5.7 that delivers 21.6 liters per minute with a shut-off pressure of
65 psi. I do not know why variable speed pumps have a higher shut-off
pressure or whether this is a concern in an ASM. Any enlightenment
would be appreciated.

The specs of the AMFA pumps are found at
http://www.reya.com/English/framespumps.htm
<http://www.reya.com/English/framespumps.htm>
and the Jabsco at
http://www.jabsco.com/files/marine_product_guide_2006.pdf.
<http://www.jabsco.com/files/marine_product_guide_2006.pdf.>

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III ASM #419


fresh water pump and pressure

Mark Pitt
 

I am considering replacing the fresh water pump, accumulator tank,
and pressure switch on my ASM with one of the new variable speed pumps
from Jabsco that do not require a separate accumulator tank or
pressure switch. My current pump is the big 40 liter per minute (10.6
gallons per minute)AMFA A88B that delivers up to 29 psi (2.0 bars).
This is the optional pump intended to supply plenty of water to the
optional hose outlet under the helm seat. The pump and the pressure
switch have been giving me problems.

Jabsco has a new 29 liter per minute (7.5 gallons per minute)
variable speed pump,the Jabsco 7.5 VSD (part 41755-0094 for the 24 v
model) that probably delivers enough water for my needs as I almost
never use the hose outlet. It self-primes to 1.8 meters versus 5.5
meters for the AMFA A88B (and the ASM standard A66B), and can run dry.
It's pressure shut-off is 50 psi, which is significantly higher than
the 29 psi of the AMFA.

Has anyone had any experience with a variable speed pump before in
an Amel or any other vessel? Is the higher cutout pressure of 50 psi
a problem? It seems that 40 psi is quite common on smaller, switched
pumps. Shurflo has a variable speed pump, the Extreme Smart Sensor
5.7 that delivers 21.6 liters per minute with a shut-off pressure of
65 psi. I do not know why variable speed pumps have a higher shut-off
pressure or whether this is a concern in an ASM. Any enlightenment
would be appreciated.

The specs of the AMFA pumps are found at
http://www.reya.com/English/framespumps.htm
and the Jabsco at
http://www.jabsco.com/files/marine_product_guide_2006.pdf.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III ASM #419


Crew?

Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

Hello Frank,

Returned from a sunny and snowy Austia to see your messages about needing crew.

I think that it may be a good ideas to post your plans/schedule on the site so that interested parties can contact you. (I may have a couple of peaople ineterested, too, depending on your trips).

Happy New Year,

Horst


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Gas Bottles

Ag Av8ter
 

Hello All,

Now that we are in the USA (No. Carolina) I am having trouble finding
anyone to fill our gas bottles (butane camping gaz). Can anyone steer
me to a company that sells the valve that will fit the camping gaz
bottle on the bottle end and have the US fitting on the other for
filling. When in the islands everywhere we filled had these fittings
(wish I had bought one then)but am having no luck here in No.
Carolina. I prefer to keep the camping gaz bottles as we will be
heading to the Med next.

Thank you,

Tony Gray
WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266


Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] 175 amp alternator

eric freedman
 

Hi John,

I have the Yanmar 100 hp engine. The belts seem to be normal automotive
belts and are not sold as matched pairs. I have about 1800 hours on this set
of belts.

How do you like vegemite?

Fair Winds,

Eric





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John and Anne Hollamby
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] 175 amp alternator



Hi Eric,
Thanks for the info, I am astonished.This is a huge load to put on the
crankshaft but presumably Amel checked with Volvo first. My only other
thought is that the belts should be of the best quality and bought in
matched pairs and then tightened to specification.
We are in Western Australia having fun with a couple of old friends who have
just come back from navigating Leopard in the Hobart Race averaging over 20
knots in the race and also on the return trip to Sydney !!!

Best wishes, Anne and John, SM319


Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] 175 amp alternator

John and Anne Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Hi Eric,
Thanks for the info, I am astonished.This is a huge load to put on the crankshaft but presumably Amel checked with Volvo first. My only other thought is that the belts should be of the best quality and bought in matched pairs and then tightened to specification.
We are in Western Australia having fun with a couple of old friends who have just come back from navigating Leopard in the Hobart Race averaging over 20 knots in the race and also on the return trip to Sydney !!!

Best wishes, Anne and John, SM319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Parts for Volvo TMD22P

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

ANY ONE LOOKING FOR VOLVO PARTS CAN ALSO TRY THE DOUG
RUSSELL FIRM IN MASS. US.
Fair winds
Richard SM 209
--- agav8ter <agav8ter@yahoo.com> wrote:

Thank you Roy!

I called and got what I needed. Very friendly and
helpful, thanks
for the recommendation!

Tony


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, rbenven44
<no_reply@...>
wrote:

Hello Tony,

Try Marine Parts Express,65 Dodge Road, Edgecomb,
ME 04556. They
carry
lots of Volvo parts. I got timing belt and new
tach from them last
year, much cheaper than other sources. Go to:
http://www.marinepartsexpress.com

Roy, Excalibur SM #195

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "agav8ter"
<agav8ter@>
wrote:

Hello all,

We are in Wilmington, NC with WORLD CITIZEN and
are planning to
do a
bunch of "nickle / dime" maintenance items.
(Read that as a
thousand
here and a thousand there)

Can anyone recommend a company that has a good
inventory of Volvo
TMD22P parts?

Thank you for your help,

Tony

WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266



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