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Re: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer

SV Perigee
 

Thanks Alan - just the thing.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Motor Bearing SM

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

A couple of thoughts - always protect the motor windings from heat and arc flash.

1) Use a bearing separator kit, it is a diamond shaped beveled puller.  This clamps on the small space between the inner race and the motor windings and uses a puller to remove the inner race from the shaft.

2) Take the assembly to a weld shop and weld to small beads on opposite sides of the inner race.  This will cause the race to expand then you can grab it with a pair of pliers and pull it off.

3) Carefully hacksaw a slight diagonal cut on the inner race so as not to damage the shaft, spread the inner race with a screwdriver and slide it off.

 

Good luck!

 

Mark Mueller

A54-68

Brass Ring, Fort Lauderdale

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Peter Forbes
 

Wonderful Amel team - part identified, ordered, paid for - will be shipped soon.

Thank you all so much - what a team.

Peter

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 28 Mar 2018, at 09:24, svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

we ordered the Plastic Door Catch for Frigoboat fridge from www.penguinfrigo.co.uk last summer, just with the picture and the fridge model. 3£ + VAT & shipping. They probably have the other door parts as well.

Best,
Soraya
GARULFO A54#122
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Peter Forbes
 

Dear Soraya,

Thank you.

Peter

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 28 Mar 2018, at 09:24, svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

we ordered the Plastic Door Catch for Frigoboat fridge from www.penguinfrigo.co.uk last summer, just with the picture and the fridge model. 3£ + VAT & shipping. They probably have the other door parts as well.

Best,
Soraya
GARULFO A54#122
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,
we ordered the Plastic Door Catch for Frigoboat fridge from www.penguinfrigo.co.uk last summer, just with the picture and the fridge model. 3£ + VAT & shipping. They probably have the other door parts as well.

Best,
Soraya
GARULFO A54#122
 

[Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Motor Bearing SM

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,

Has anyone dismounted/replaced the bearings on the electric motor rotor of the Bow Thruster on SM? In particular, the bottom bearing.
see pictures. The bottom bearing is partially removed, but the remaining part seems stuck.

Asking on behalf of a friend on Super Maramu.

Thanks for your input
Thomas
GARULFO A54 #122
currently in Saint Martin








Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Peter Forbes
 

Thanks so much to everyone, Joel, David, Chuck, Porter - all great data and I’m sure I will find the part.

David ( Perigee) - so sorry to miss you - we met up with Alexandre ( Ex- Nikimat) yesterday and he entertained us royally with his Napoleon Champagne 🍾 opening trick. Such a brave and generous guy - we wish him the best in his epic struggle with his insurer.
So very sad to see Nikimat still floating forlornly in the Bay.

Bill, many thanks too - the Italy contact could be closer for us - I will send you a photo to see if you can identify the part. It is the door catch handle and mechanism.

Joel, yes sure you will get Carango in the end but I feel there are a few years in this old dog yet.

Thank you everyone.

Peter
Carango
Amel 54#035
Cole Bay St Maarten

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 27 Mar 2018, at 18:42, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Peter. Really good folks at Costal Climate Control www.coastalclimatecontrol.com in Annapolis Amel savvy and good souls one and all. Probably a dealer where you are or in Martinique but if not, I have used these folks and they have earned my confidence time and time again.

 

If/when you swallow the anchor, I’m ready to help.

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:11 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: Frigoboat spares

 

 

Does anyone have a source of Frigoboay fridge spares.

 

Peter Forbes

Carango

Amel 54#035

St Maarten 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Mark Erdos
 

Peter,

 

I am not a big fan of Coastal Climate Control due to a bad experience I had with them. I have since purchases Frigoboat parts from Go2Marine. I have found them less expensive (especially on shipping) and they ship worldwide: https://www.go2marine.com

 

Good luck with your repair.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Guadeloupe

www.creampuff.us

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer

 

Peter,


They have more than listed on their website and can order anything from Italy.

In Italy, customerservice"at"veco.net

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 6:11 PM, Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a source of Frigoboay fridge spares.


Peter Forbes
Carango
Amel 54#035
St Maarten 


On 27 Mar 2018, at 18:09, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

If you have a look here :



It may be of some help, there are assembly instructions on a link on the page.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Porter McRoberts
 

I’d skip Titan. 
>200% greater price for a clima than costal climate.  If that’s an indicator. 

Porter. 
54-152
Martinique. 

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Mar 27, 2018, at 8:15 PM, Chuck Lacey clacey9@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I'll second that. I ordered a replacement thermostat for the coffin fridge and a controller for the galley fridge. They walked me through the troubleshooting (simple) and it was the controller. They had it in the mail the same day. This was just two weeks ago. Friendly, knowledgeable and fast.

Chuck
Joy
SM2K
Brunswick, GA

On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 6:42 PM, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Peter. Really good folks at Costal Climate Control www..coastalclimatecontrol.com in Annapolis Amel savvy and good souls one and all. Probably a dealer where you are or in Martinique but if not, I have used these folks and they have earned my confidence time and time again.

 

If/when you swallow the anchor, I’m ready to help.

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:11 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: Frigoboat spares

 

 

Does anyone have a source of Frigoboay fridge spares.

 

Peter Forbes

Carango

Amel 54#035

St Maarten 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] HULL GELCOAT REFURBISHING PROJECT - OLDER MARAMU

Carlos Presencia
 

Hi Alex, glad to hear that simpatico is goind to be like brand new..all the luck. 

Carlos
S/V Gavilan
Meltem 39

Sent from my Samsung device


-------- Original message --------
From: "alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: 3/27/18 2:11 AM (GMT+01:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] HULL GELCOAT REFURBISHING PROJECT - OLDER MARAMU

 

Hello to all, 

I just wanted to share in a few words what we are doing on the boat, for those who asked . The boat has been on the hard since January 22nd 2018, in NAVIMCA Shipyard, in the city of Cumaná, Venezuela, state of Sucre. (by the way it  is the oldest continuously-inhabited, European-established settlement in the continent).

In 2012-2013 Simpatico got new gelcoat on the deck, dodge, (removed), cockpit, deck storage spaces, and heads (fiberglass areas). At this time we also repowered with a Yanmar 4JH4-HTE engine (only engine available at the time in Venezuela) and refurbished engine room, the vinyl floors, upholstery, mattresses, refrigerator, nav instruments and electronics. Simpatico has no fuel generator and relies on 400W solar and 400W wind generators, with a 430 Ah battery bank.

I posted some pictures of the yard and the progress of the work, carried out by a friend of ours, which we estimate will last about 120 days. The yard just provides the space and the basic services.

We will be applying about 60 Kg of fresh gelcoat  by INTEQUIM), a primer and antifouling by Montana, all manufactured in Venezuela.

So basically the old gelcoat has been sanded down, all old layers of antifouling removed. So the fiberglass is being repaired where needed, especially the keel, the sides and the aft area which had a lot of damage, after 37 years in the water. So the gelcoat will be sprayed on, and sanded numerous times until we get a good smooth durable coat.

The costs of this job in local currency is very competitive (the yard will be about US$400 including use of the Travelift). It is 5 hours driving from home, but worth the trouble. The weather is good (28ºC) no rain, a little too windy for spraying, we hope it dies down a  bit in the coming days.

Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO

Older Maramu 1981

Hull#94

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

I'll second that. I ordered a replacement thermostat for the coffin fridge and a controller for the galley fridge. They walked me through the troubleshooting (simple) and it was the controller. They had it in the mail the same day. This was just two weeks ago. Friendly, knowledgeable and fast.

Chuck
Joy
SM2K
Brunswick, GA

On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 6:42 PM, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Peter. Really good folks at Costal Climate Control www.coastalclimatecontrol.com in Annapolis Amel savvy and good souls one and all. Probably a dealer where you are or in Martinique but if not, I have used these folks and they have earned my confidence time and time again.

 

If/when you swallow the anchor, I’m ready to help.

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:11 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: Frigoboat spares

 

 

Does anyone have a source of Frigoboay fridge spares.

 

Peter Forbes

Carango

Amel 54#035

St Maarten 




Re: Frigoboat spares

SV Perigee
 

Hi Peter,

Missed you today.

Did you try the place behind Lagoonies, not sure about Electec, but they seem to have their fingers in many pies ...  Or maybe Titan Marine Air or Permafrost Marine Services, both here in SXM.

Best,

David
SV Perigee, SM#396
On anchor, Simpson's Bay Lagoon
St Maarten

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Rats!

Craig & Katherine Briggs
 

Hi Duane, 
If you Google "cuy recipes" you'll find some very tasty options for when you catch Sammy. We had cuy often in Ecuador and it does, indeed, taste just like "Sammy". The little cheeks are especially tasty,
Cheers, 
Craig SN#68

Re: Frigoboat spares

amelforme
 

Hi Peter. Really good folks at Costal Climate Control www.coastalclimatecontrol.com in Annapolis Amel savvy and good souls one and all. Probably a dealer where you are or in Martinique but if not, I have used these folks and they have earned my confidence time and time again.

 

If/when you swallow the anchor, I’m ready to help.

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:11 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: Frigoboat spares

 

 

Does anyone have a source of Frigoboay fridge spares.

 

Peter Forbes

Carango

Amel 54#035

St Maarten 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: ballooner halyard ends

greatketch@...
 

Ryan,

OR equally possible... ours were redone using lines with the same Amel color schemes by somebody who didn't know how to (or care to?) splice...  

In any event, well seized or well spliced--all work.  Small eye splices on each end of the ballooner would be a good way to go.

Bill Kinney
Sm160, Harmonie
Manjack Cay, Abacos, Bahamas.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer

Peter Forbes
 

Does anyone have a source of Frigoboay fridge spares.

Peter Forbes
Carango
Amel 54#035
St Maarten 


On 27 Mar 2018, at 18:09, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If you have a look here :



It may be of some help, there are assembly instructions on a link on the page.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer

Alan Leslie
 

If you have a look here :


It may be of some help, there are assembly instructions on a link on the page.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: ballooner halyard ends

Ryan Meador
 

Hi Bill,
That's very interesting.  None of my halyards have splices in them.  The ends that attach to the head furler are tied on with a bowline, and the other ends are just whipped.  To extend the halyards, I've sewn the extension using whipping twine.  I thought that was the usual way it's done.

I also don't believe any of my lines are seized, I think everywhere that has an eye has a splice.  These lines are clearly not original, though.  But the previous owner did keep the same color scheme, sizes, and materials.

I'm inclined to request a normal, small eye splice on both ends of the new ballooner halyard.  No reason not to make it symmetric, right?

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 2:17 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The eye isn't a problem going through the mast. We feed the eye in the main halyard up the mast and over the sheave it every time we take our mainsail down (which will be happening as soon as the wind dies down to fix the leech cord--but that is another story.)  


The core splice on covered high tech line is a lot easier and faster to do than a "regular" double braid eye splice.  I am not sure why Amel used seized loops on all the lines instead of splices, but I suspect is was more than "strong enough" and was at least a bit more "expeditious." 

There is no need to take them apart to thread the line through the mast and over the sheave.  Most of the lines I have replaced, I put "real" splices in.  There have been a few where the length of the slice would interfere with the function, and I kept seizings on those.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Manjack Cay, Abacos, Bahamas

 


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

Hi Bill,
Thanks for the great info, as always.  Your description makes perfect sense.  So it seems like my setup is missing a shackle (which might be in some drawer somewhere), and the strange splice-in-the-core is not a critical component (and maybe even a stopgap "fix" to a degrading line).  I should just get a normal eye spliced into both ends (one possibly with a shackle).  I wonder if I'll be able to feed the new rope through the mast with an eye on it... I think every other line that has a splice on one end is just whipped on the other end, so you can feed it through one way.

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: ballooner halyard ends

greatketch@...
 

The eye isn't a problem going through the mast. We feed the eye in the main halyard up the mast and over the sheave it every time we take our mainsail down (which will be happening as soon as the wind dies down to fix the leech cord--but that is another story.)  

The core splice on covered high tech line is a lot easier and faster to do than a "regular" double braid eye splice.  I am not sure why Amel used seized loops on all the lines instead of splices, but I suspect is was more than "strong enough" and was at least a bit more "expeditious." 

There is no need to take them apart to thread the line through the mast and over the sheave.  Most of the lines I have replaced, I put "real" splices in.  There have been a few where the length of the slice would interfere with the function, and I kept seizings on those.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Manjack Cay, Abacos, Bahamas

 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote :

Hi Bill,
Thanks for the great info, as always.  Your description makes perfect sense.  So it seems like my setup is missing a shackle (which might be in some drawer somewhere), and the strange splice-in-the-core is not a critical component (and maybe even a stopgap "fix" to a degrading line).  I should just get a normal eye spliced into both ends (one possibly with a shackle).  I wonder if I'll be able to feed the new rope through the mast with an eye on it... I think every other line that has a splice on one end is just whipped on the other end, so you can feed it through one way.

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA