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New engine options for a Sharki, #97, 1984

CAMERON BURNESS
 

My son and I would like to check the experience of the Forum of an engine change in a Sharki.
As mentioned previously my son has recently bought a Sharki and we are currently in Gibraltar working on it.
The old Perkins engine is very tired and the results of the compression test were not good.
My son has decided to run it until it gives out, this maybe soon or it could last a some time.

I would like to ask what engine the Forum would recommend for a Sharki. What are the benefits of the chosen engine and what should we look
out for when the change needs to be made.
Any other experience on an engine change in a Sharki would be gratefully received.

Craig & Cameron
Daal II - #97 1984
currently in Gibraltar


Re: Hurth Gearbox heat exchanger coupling

rossirossix4
 

Hi Alan,
I posted this quite awhile back but the Bowman Guy in Malta (I was buying a new spare from him) told me that the transmission heat exchanger rarely (kind of like never) fails UNLESS the end caps are tightened too much.  This cracks the solder joints.  I guess tighten them snuggly and then check them immediately when you splash or open the seacock, then with motor on, etc. and check for sea water in the transmission oil frequently for a while.
Bob, KAIMI SM429


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Steering

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

hi there David

I attach a file of the original workshop drawings by Amel showing the rudder & helm arrangements with dimensions & grades of shaft (Round bar 316L);
please confirm if you can extract, otherwise I will post on the Amel pictures Library (might be there already).
unfortunatly for you all in french, guess you can find someone to translate for yo the notes you are interested in

christian alby - Désirade VIII - maramu 116 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife


Le ‎mardi‎ ‎14‎ ‎novembre‎ ‎2017‎ ‎09‎:‎48‎:‎34‎ ‎CET, lexmarine.asia@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 

Hi,


I have a Maramu hull 91 and need information on the steering system.


The shaft that the steering wheel connects to has twisted at the pinion gear. I assume during her lifetime someone has backed her into a bank, I don't thing you could twist the shaft by hand. 


I cant find any branding. Does anyone know where i can purchase a new shaft? The square rack gear is made of a bronze material and appears to be fine. 


I'm a marine engineer with a machine shop but i cant cut the gear on the shaft. I just thought if parts are available it might be an easier option.


Thanks


David  

Maramu "Popeye" #91


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Iridium Go

Courtney Gorman
 

thanks all!  Bill it is an older Iridium so as Heinz suggested I will need an adapter.


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 11:37 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Iridium Go

 
Courtney,

If the existing sat phone is an Iridium phone, the antenna is most likely compatible, although there might be a cable adapter needed.

If the existing antenna is from some other satphone system operating in other frequency bands, I do not have any knowledge of the chances of it working.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
On the hard at LMC,
Fort Lauderdale, FL

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Hi all I am looking at the Iridium Go and was wondering if those using it ordered the antenna also.  I am on a 54 and there is an existing sat phone with exterior antenna could that work instead?
Cheers
Cou rtney




Re: Iridium Go

greatketch@...
 

Courtney,

If the existing sat phone is an Iridium phone, the antenna is most likely compatible, although there might be a cable adapter needed.

If the existing antenna is from some other satphone system operating in other frequency bands, I do not have any knowledge of the chances of it working.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
On the hard at LMC,
Fort Lauderdale, FL

---In amelyachtowners@..., <Itsfun1@...> wrote :

Hi all I am looking at the Iridium Go and was wondering if those using it ordered the antenna also.  I am on a 54 and there is an existing sat phone with exterior antenna could that work instead?
Cheers
Courtney




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

ya_fohi
 

Peter,

Amel have also suggested that it may be a relay problem. Would you happen to know how I can test if its the relay or the sensor?

Regsrding your comment about noting the position, and because the sensor seems to be attached by some kind of clamp, this makes me think the sensor works by induction. Would you know?

Cheers,
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iridium Go

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

You have to by an externel Adapter in Germany is 59 Euro

 

 

Fare Winds Heinz

Von: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 14. November 2017 14:54
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iridium Go

 

 

Hi all I am looking at the Iridium Go and was wondering if those using it ordered the antenna also.  I am on a 54 and there is an existing sat phone with exterior antenna could that work instead?

Cheers

Courtney

 


Iridium Go

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi all I am looking at the Iridium Go and was wondering if those using it ordered the antenna also.  I am on a 54 and there is an existing sat phone with exterior antenna could that work instead?
Cheers
Courtney




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Steering

smiles bernard
 

Hello 

Does this group recommend greasing the morse cables?

my boats previous owner said not to but i had always assumed you should grease these kind of red sheathed cables?

I'd be good to hear thoughts

All the best
Miles

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 10:51:00 AM GMT, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Hi David,

the original steering cables and rack-and-pinion system was made by MORSE Cables, which seems to be owned now by HINDLE Controls.
Have a look on the internet.

You could also try at AMEL La Rochelle and ask them if they still have these systems (or some parts like the splined shaft) in stock (tell them RED Housings cables) at sav at amel dot fr

Good luck.


On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:48 AM, "lexmarine.asia@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi,

I have a Maramu hull 91 and need information on the steering system.

The shaft that the steering wheel connects to has twisted at the pinion gear. I assume during her lifetime someone has backed her into a bank, I don't thing you could twist the shaft by hand. 

I cant find any branding. Does anyone know where i can purchase a new shaft? The square rack gear is made of a bronze material and appears to be fine. 

I'm a marine engineer with a machine shop but i cant cut the gear on the shaft. I just thought if parts are available it might be an easier option.

Thanks

David  
Maramu "Popeye" #91



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Steering

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi David,

the original steering cables and rack-and-pinion system was made by MORSE Cables, which seems to be owned now by HINDLE Controls.
Have a look on the internet.

You could also try at AMEL La Rochelle and ask them if they still have these systems (or some parts like the splined shaft) in stock (tell them RED Housings cables) at sav at amel dot fr

Good luck.


On Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:48 AM, "lexmarine.asia@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi,

I have a Maramu hull 91 and need information on the steering system.

The shaft that the steering wheel connects to has twisted at the pinion gear. I assume during her lifetime someone has backed her into a bank, I don't thing you could twist the shaft by hand. 

I cant find any branding. Does anyone know where i can purchase a new shaft? The square rack gear is made of a bronze material and appears to be fine. 

I'm a marine engineer with a machine shop but i cant cut the gear on the shaft. I just thought if parts are available it might be an easier option.

Thanks

David  
Maramu "Popeye" #91



Maramu Steering

David Baddiley
 

Hi,


I have a Maramu hull 91 and need information on the steering system.


The shaft that the steering wheel connects to has twisted at the pinion gear. I assume during her lifetime someone has backed her into a bank, I don't thing you could twist the shaft by hand. 


I cant find any branding. Does anyone know where i can purchase a new shaft? The square rack gear is made of a bronze material and appears to be fine. 


I'm a marine engineer with a machine shop but i cant cut the gear on the shaft. I just thought if parts are available it might be an easier option.


Thanks


David  

Maramu "Popeye" #91


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

Peter Forbes
 

I got replacements from Amel there is a Top one and s bottom one - note carefully their positions before removing. I just sent a photo to Amel and asked for two.

Peter

On 14 Nov 2017, at 01:53, sharongbrown@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Peter,

Thanks. It looks like the small unit attached to the pole has corrosion. Would you know if this is reparable or will I need to get a replacement from Amel? See photo below.

Cheers,
Paul




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

ya_fohi
 

I have attacehd the photo as it did not appear in my last post.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

ya_fohi
 

Peter,

Thanks. It looks like the small unit attached to the pole has corrosion. Would you know if this is reparable or will I need to get a replacement from Amel? See photo below.

Cheers,
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Refrigerator replacement AMEL54

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Hi, based on the input from the forum, I decided to stay with the existing cooler.
I however had to change the waterpump and installed a filter because the tubes were congested. Some of the comments from the communicty helped me to better understand what's critical and what's not when coolling down things. Thanks for that!
Cheers, Alex
AMEL54 #15
NO STRESS, Grenada


On Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5:14:58 PM GMT-4, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Thomas,


How did the install go?

Duane
Wanderer, SM #477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

Barry Connor
 

Hi Paul,
I changed the contractor buttons for the up and down, (top and bottom) and then discovered that the connectors from the contact at the bottom was corroded at the joins. It was hard to see the bottom join. We hotwired at first to check that the motor worked, this was done by Olivier at the survey when I bought. When we did it manually by hotwiring we had the light and buzzer working.
I got the new buttons (contractors from RS in UK at about £7 each.
Hope this is some help.
Best Regards
Barry

Barry and Penelope
AMEL 54. #17
‘Lady Penelope II’
Marina di Ragusa
Sicily


On Nov 13, 2017, at 2:21 PM, sharongbrown@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I have an Amel 54 with sidepower bow thruster. The indicator light (and sound) for when it reaches the down position has stopped working. Would someone be able to tell me, or show me, exactly where the detector is on the unit so I can check it. I'm hoping its just a corroded connection.
Thanks in advance,
Paul
Ya Fohi
Amel 54 #98



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Non slip repair

Craig Briggs
 

There are excellent You-Tube DIY videos on Boatworkstoday.com. 
One is Making a Fiberglass Mold of Your Gelcoat Nonskid for Repair. 
That's followed by a second on using the mold for Gelcoat Nonskid Spot Repair.

Craig Briggs, SN#68


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

Peter Forbes
 

Paul,

The signal wires are two small black wires that attach to two sensors cables tied onto the silver coloured shaft up and down which the thruster motor slides. These black wires disappear into the little grey box on the aft wall of the bow locker to Port. 

I tried checking the wires connections into the grey box first could be corroded.

Try this first.

Peter
Carango -Amel 54 #035


On 13 Nov 2017, at 13:21, sharongbrown@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I have an Amel 54 with sidepower bow thruster. The indicator light (and sound) for when it reaches the down position has stopped working. Would someone be able to tell me, or show me, exactly where the detector is on the unit so I can check it. I'm hoping its just a corroded connection.
Thanks in advance,
Paul
Ya Fohi
Amel 54 #98



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Non slip repair

James Alton
 

Ian,

   In the case of really small areas, I have had some luck with filling the area with gelcoat, then penciling in the lines to be cut.  I then create  some simple custom tools to carve and shape the gelcoat.  Hacksaw blades for instance can be ground to approximately match the shape of the lines in the wood.  You can also carve the gel coat with some very sharp tools or files.  Once the lines are cut the proper depth to simulate the wood grain, some careful sanding with sandpaper can help blend things in.  

Best of luck,

James

On Nov 13, 2017, at 7:56 AM, Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

James
Thanks for the information.
I don’t have any big areas of damage to warrant the making of a mould, but it’s a useful description of the procedure should it happen. Mine are small areas, particularly the steps on the bathing platform which have taken a few knocks from the passarelle and other objects being brought aboard.
I have ground these out and attempted to recreate the non slip pattern by dripping wavy lines of gel coat. My artistic skills need more development!

All the best

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN 96 Grenada



Amel 54 bow thruster position detection

ya_fohi
 

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I have an Amel 54 with sidepower bow thruster. The indicator light (and sound) for when it reaches the down position has stopped working. Would someone be able to tell me, or show me, exactly where the detector is on the unit so I can check it. I'm hoping its just a corroded connection.
Thanks in advance,
Paul
Ya Fohi
Amel 54 #98


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