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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa Track screws or bolts

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Pat,

May be the 2 following illustration will help you.
http://www.nikimat.com/boom_extension_car.html
and
http://www.nikimat.com/boom_extension_car_rebuild.html

I say “may be” because I recently went on an earlier SM and it did not seem having the necessary space to add the track (which is what you mention on your post).

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Thu, 5/17/18, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa Track screws or bolts
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 12:49 PM


 









I have my new bearings and need to
remove the car from the track. Is the track bolted or
screwed down.I tried to back out a screw and it did not
budge and started to strip. I was thinking I could cut
vertically a section out and then screw it back down ,
leaving only two narrow cuts. I could also just make one cut
say 6 inches from the end and take out the last fasteners.
It would have been nice if Amel had made the track a few
inches shorter with a stop on the
end.Thanks,PatSM#123


Genoa Track screws or bolts

Patrick McAneny
 

I have my new bearings and need to remove the car from the track. Is the track bolted or screwed down.I tried to back out a screw and it did not budge and started to strip. I was thinking I could cut vertically a section out and then screw it back down , leaving only two narrow cuts. I could also just make one cut say 6 inches from the end and take out the last fasteners. It would have been nice if Amel had made the track a few inches shorter with a stop on the end.

Thanks,

Pat

SM#123


Re: Travel on the US East Coast

Paul Osterberg
 

Mark and Debbie
Hello, we cruised US East coast from Norfolk to Nantucket last year. It was a very nice trip. On our blogg sykerpa.com you can see where we were and our impression 
This year we aim to cruise from The Chesapeake Bay up to Maine and if weather and time allows we will also go to Nova Scotia 
Paul on Kerpa SM 259


Re: Propshaft WOB & Speedi-Sleeves

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Kent - Leave the flange on the first sleeve and install it. Now clip the flange of the second sleeve down to the break-off groove that's machined into each sleeve. Your basic diagonal cutting pliers work nicely.  Now install the second sleeve, pushing it up close to the first one. Finally, just use a needle-nose pliers to peel off the flange. The SKF directions and web-site cover all. No grinding or cutting needed, although I suppose you could smooth the flange edge a bit with a Dremel if it's rough, but it probably won't hurt anything.

On my last haul out a month ago I used a new WOB I had from Amel and did it the "Amel way" with first two seals facing in and third seal facing water. Will check in with Jose in two or three years and see how his experiment works with first two out and last one in. Then may get a 17-4 stainless WOB made, or Amel may get around to supplying the "experimental" model as standard or Jose's way may carry the day!

Cheers, Craig SN68 Sangaris, Ft Pierce, FL




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

Thank you, Craig.  Are you still using SpeediSleeves?
How did you remove the lip/flange?  I’m envisioning either grinding it off or cutting it off with a Dremel tool. 

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

On May 16, 2018, at 9:12 AM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

Yep, as I said in my post I did try the Speedi Sleeves. Wasn't happy that you have to use two to get the width you need, so you're left with bit of a burr when you remove the lip of the 2nd sleeve that seemed it could snag the lip seals as you slide them in. They did not wear out, though, like the WOB, just faint surface lines that passed the "fingernail test".
No problem with the 17-4 recommended by the SKF engineer. It's corrosion resistant and can he hardened up to Rc 40. 316 is only about 20 Rc.
Craig



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

The Speedi-Sleeves, Craig.
I also wonder if the 17-4 SS would corrode over a 2-3 year time period.  

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

Tried which, Kent? The SpeediSleeves or the 17-4 stainless WOB?
Craig


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Propshaft wearing ring

karkauai
 

Thank you, Craig.  Are you still using SpeediSleeves?
How did you remove the lip/flange?  I’m envisioning either grinding it off or cutting it off with a Dremel tool. 

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

On May 16, 2018, at 9:12 AM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

Yep, as I said in my post I did try the Speedi Sleeves. Wasn't happy that you have to use two to get the width you need, so you're left with bit of a burr when you remove the lip of the 2nd sleeve that seemed it could snag the lip seals as you slide them in. They did not wear out, though, like the WOB, just faint surface lines that passed the "fingernail test".
No problem with the 17-4 recommended by the SKF engineer. It's corrosion resistant and can he hardened up to Rc 40. 316 is only about 20 Rc.
Craig



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

The Speedi-Sleeves, Craig.
I also wonder if the 17-4 SS would corrode over a 2-3 year time period.  

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

Tried which, Kent? The SpeediSleeves or the 17-4 stainless WOB?
Craig


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sea water pump

 

I believe the complete number for Mark & Debbie Mueller "Brass Ring" posting is Flojet Flojet 4105-512. This is 12VDC with 3/4" close to 20mm hose barb fittings. Of course, on a 54, you can wire either a 12VDC, or a 24VDC pump to the pump controller. 

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 Thu, May 17, 2018 at 8:11 AM, brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

When we purchased our Amel it had two different Flojet pumps for the refrigeration system installed in the engine space.  I talked with Coastal Climate Control, they confirm the correct pump for the three Frigoboat systems delivered 1.5 GPM & and they recommended Flojet.  I purchased a Flojet model # 04105512A.  This pump is rated At 1.6 GPM and 1.2 A.  This is a series 4105 pump, I believe the suffix designates the fitting type shipped with the pump.  Mine were ¾” hose barb.  Hopefully, the data sheet is attached.

 

Mark & Debbie Mueller

A54 – 68  Brass Ring

Ft. Lauderdale

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] test message

John Clark
 

Hi Craig,  got it.  John


On Thu, May 17, 2018, 8:20 AM sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I've have had a few replies I made just disappear after hitting "send". Just testing to see if this posts.

Craig


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sea water pump

Denis Elborn
 

Hi Peter,

As I said previously Penguin refrigeration in the UK sell them.

Denis
Aventura
54-113



On 17 May 2018, at 9:19 am, Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


I feel such a fool! It must be the sun that has got to me - I asked about water pumps and mistakenly in my post asked about fresh water pumps - many people including Bill replied very kindly -

What I meant was the sea water pump for the fridges which seems to draw only 1 amp the only replacements I can find draw about 3-5 amps - I have asked Maud at Amel and she has none. Any ideas the pump is 12v draws 1 amp amp pumps 6 litres of salt water per minute. Does anyone know if the associated circuitry including the frigoboat distribution box can take 3 amps - I guess not as got has a 2 amp fuse?

Peter

Peter Forbes
Amel 54#035 Carango
Azores en route to La Rochelle
00447836 209730


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] test message

Craig Briggs
 

Thanks, Arthur. Looks like I'm occasionally getting a 15 - 20  minute delay between hitting "send" and it actually posting. Seemed like they were disappearing.


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

WORKS!
/A



ARTHUR SUNDQVIST 
Timmermansgränd 3
11865 Stockholm
Sweden



17 maj 2018 kl. 14:17 skrev sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:


I've have had a few replies I made just disappear after hitting "send". Just testing to see if this posts.

Craig




Re: Frigoboat Installation

greatketch@...
 

Our compressor is mounted under the sink--on the lower shelf in your pictures.  The upper shelf is missing on our boat to make room.

Our fridge was a retrofit, and was installed with both the thru-hull cooler AND an air cooled condenser.  That is handy when we are on the hard, we still have cold beer...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Bennett Harbor, Cat Island, Bahamas


Re: Travel on the US East Coast

greatketch@...
 

Mark & Debbie,

We have written about a lot of places over the last two summers in our blog, 


from the Chesapeake to New England.  Hopefully you can find a few tidbits buried in there that will be of help

We are currently in the Bahamas, and in less than 2 weeks will be headed back north, probably touching the USA  shore in the Chesapeake.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Bennett Harbor, Cat Island, Bahamas.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <brass.ring@...> wrote :

We are in the process of planning a trip north from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida toward Maryland and possibly New Hampshire this summer.  We would be interested in learning of your favorite anchorages, marinas, or stops along the way.  Kent on Kristy has provided some good information, anything you could provide from a tidbit of information to a trip plan would be appreciated.

 

We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for sharing your past experiences and knowledge.


Mark & Debbie Mueller

Brass Ring  A54-68

Ft. Lauderdale



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] test message

Courtney Gorman
 

works!


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, May 17, 2018 8:30 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] test message

 
I've have had a few replies I made just disappear after hitting "send". Just testing to see if this posts.
Craig


Re: Sea water pump

ofer magen
 

Hi, 
I was also looking for a circulation pump for the fridges. I bought a "europump" which is rated on the label to draw 1amp, but actually was drawing 2.5-3 amps and blew the fuse up. I changed the fuse to 3 amps, but then the regulator did not work and had all the lights blinking. 
So, I ordered from the clima distributor the original frigoboat pump. Instead I got a "flojet" pump. I installed it and it worked! 

Regards to all, 

Ofer Magen 
Amel 54 160 Alba
In Cyprus 

Ofer Magen


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] test message

Arthur Sundqvist
 

WORKS!
/A



ARTHUR SUNDQVIST 
Timmermansgränd 3
11865 Stockholm
Sweden



17 maj 2018 kl. 14:17 skrev sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:


I've have had a few replies I made just disappear after hitting "send". Just testing to see if this posts.

Craig




test message

Craig Briggs
 

I've have had a few replies I made just disappear after hitting "send". Just testing to see if this posts.

Craig


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Membrane replacement on bilge pump.

Craig Briggs
 

Good job, Bob.
Cheers


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

Craig, repaired bilge pump and used both membranes, didn’t lose anything, 



Bob Grey

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, 17:12, Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Craig,


I have changed mine several times - use both membranes. Be very careful not to drop parts down sump - I block sump opening with a sheet in case!

Good luck

Peter
Carango
Amel 54#035
Azores

Peter Forbes

On 17 May 2018, at 02:20, Bob Grey renaissanceiii@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi craig, as a last resort, I looked in the equipment manuals supplied with the boat, and there is an exploded diagram showing the 2 diaphragms in the assembly so question answered. Use both, the one under the white paper goes on the air side.


Maude was super helpful and had the part in stock to replenish my spares cabinet. Hopefully will last another 5 years.

Bob Grey
Renaissance 3


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, 08:32, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bob,

Just one, as I recall.  It'll become clear, of course, when you open up the pump. Wear gloves - yucchy job !
Cheers,
Craig SN68 Sangaris


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

Hi guys, I have a Reya Marine ZZ bilge pump that started leaking, caused by a torn membrane, luckily had a maintenance kit in my spares box, there were two separate membranes in the kit along with a big o ring and 2 valves.

The question I ask is do you use one or both membranes in the repair? They seem identical.

I couldn’t find any online reference guide or pump exploded view to answer what is probably an obvious answer “ use both “ but as I’m sure there are many Amel owners who have repaired their pump and know the answer.


Bob Grey
Amel 55 #25


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Membrane replacement on bilge pump.

Craig Briggs
 

Good job, Bob. 
Cheers


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

Craig, repaired bilge pump and used both membranes, didn’t lose anything, 



Bob Grey

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, 17:12, Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Craig,


I have changed mine several times - use both membranes. Be very careful not to drop parts down sump - I block sump opening with a sheet in case!

Good luck

Peter
Carango
Amel 54#035
Azores

Peter Forbes

On 17 May 2018, at 02:20, Bob Grey renaissanceiii@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi craig, as a last resort, I looked in the equipment manuals supplied with the boat, and there is an exploded diagram showing the 2 diaphragms in the assembly so question answered. Use both, the one under the white paper goes on the air side.


Maude was super helpful and had the part in stock to replenish my spares cabinet. Hopefully will last another 5 years.

Bob Grey
Renaissance 3


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, 08:32, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bob,

Just one, as I recall.  It'll become clear, of course, when you open up the pump. Wear gloves - yucchy job !
Cheers,
Craig SN68 Sangaris


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

Hi guys, I have a Reya Marine ZZ bilge pump that started leaking, caused by a torn membrane, luckily had a maintenance kit in my spares box, there were two separate membranes in the kit along with a big o ring and 2 valves.

The question I ask is do you use one or both membranes in the repair? They seem identical.

I couldn’t find any online reference guide or pump exploded view to answer what is probably an obvious answer “ use both “ but as I’m sure there are many Amel owners who have repaired their pump and know the answer.


Bob Grey
Amel 55 #25


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Membrane replacement on bilge pump.

Bob Grey
 

Craig, repaired bilge pump and used both membranes, didn’t lose anything, 



Bob Grey

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, 17:12, Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Craig,


I have changed mine several times - use both membranes. Be very careful not to drop parts down sump - I block sump opening with a sheet in case!

Good luck

Peter
Carango
Amel 54#035
Azores

Peter Forbes

On 17 May 2018, at 02:20, Bob Grey renaissanceiii@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi craig, as a last resort, I looked in the equipment manuals supplied with the boat, and there is an exploded diagram showing the 2 diaphragms in the assembly so question answered. Use both, the one under the white paper goes on the air side.


Maude was super helpful and had the part in stock to replenish my spares cabinet. Hopefully will last another 5 years.

Bob Grey
Renaissance 3


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, 08:32, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bob,

Just one, as I recall.  It'll become clear, of course, when you open up the pump. Wear gloves - yucchy job !
Cheers,
Craig SN68 Sangaris


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

Hi guys, I have a Reya Marine ZZ bilge pump that started leaking, caused by a torn membrane, luckily had a maintenance kit in my spares box, there were two separate membranes in the kit along with a big o ring and 2 valves.

The question I ask is do you use one or both membranes in the repair? They seem identical.

I couldn’t find any online reference guide or pump exploded view to answer what is probably an obvious answer “ use both “ but as I’m sure there are many Amel owners who have repaired their pump and know the answer.


Bob Grey
Amel 55 #25


Re: Frigoboat Installation

John Clark
 

Hi Steve,
   Yes, Nikimat was a later hull number with a different layout under the sink in the galley.  I have a 1990, with the frig near the stove.  The compressor is mounted on the upper left rear side of the refrigerator.  There is a small hole between the undersink storage area and the coil on the compressor to help airflow.  

                    Regards,  John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
St John USVI


Frigoboat Installation

Steve Bode
 

Does anyone have pictures of how the original Frigoboat fridge was installed in a circa 1994 Super Maramu? The original fridge was removed from my boat before I bought it and a home fridge (220v) was inserted.  I have purchased a new Frigoboat MS160 cabinet and a Capri 50F to replace it. I thought the compressor was originally mounted beneath the fridge cabinet, something like the pictures in Alexandre’s SM2000 “Nikimat” http://nikimat.com/fridge_removal.html,  but it doesn’t look like it (see my pictures). Any help from someone’s who’s done this would be SO appreciated!

Steve Bode
SV Intention, Amel SM117
Puerto Ginesta, Spain
facebook: stevebodesanfrancisco
+1 415-710-6659