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Gearbox

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

hello,
After 5 months in the drydock in Panama I noticed that an Oel-water mixture was leaking out of the gearbox. I had the seals and the oil changed by Amel in Martinique a year ago. Now I can't turn the propeller by hand.
Is that normal or does anyone know what to do?
I am grateful for every suggestion.
All the best
Heinz
Amel SM200, 292


Re: Genoa sheet sizing

greatketch@...
 

Miles,

Harken has a quick and dirty online calculator for expected sail loads as a function of wind strength here:


The tough part is extending that number to a line size.  Lines are all rated in breaking strength, and translating that to a maximum safe working load isn't so straightforward.  New England Ropes suggests that a safe Working Load Limit 1/5 to 1/12 of the breaking strength of the line.  A range so wide as to not be a lot of help.

Being very conservative, and assuming you carry full 60m^2 of sail in winds of 30 knots, and then reef after that, 14mm looks strong enough to carry the loads without exceeding a reasonable WLL.

It will of course stretch a bit more than 16mm, and then will have less reserve strength as the cover chafes.

I attach my sheets to the head sail with a simple larkshead.  With polyester double braid line it does not slip, and slides past standing rigging without a thought.  The downside is that after sailing a few thousand miles is is REALLY hard to untie.  It can be undone with a hammer and a bit of patience (or a knife)...

We use 16mm headsail sheets on our SM, and have found no incentive to change that, but of course our turning blocks and cars might be different, and your genoa is a bit smaller.  

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
Back in the water tomorrow!  Yeah!



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

Hi there

My Genoa sheets need replacing
Currently I have 16mm polyester
they don’t run too well through the cars, the bowlines tend to get hung up on the lower fwd shrouds when tacking etc.
So am considering other options - a single long line with a single alpine butterfly knot to reduce hangups on the shrouds

My older/vintage Maramu Genoa is I believe around 60m sq. and I’m also wondering if I can move down to 14mm good quality sheets to reduce friction in the cars

Thoughts and experience most appreciated.

All the very best
Miles


Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

Duane Siegfri
 

Thanks Bill, much appreciated!

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Genoa sheet sizing

smiles bernard
 

Hi there

My Genoa sheets need replacing
Currently I have 16mm polyester
they don’t run too well through the cars, the bowlines tend to get hung up on the lower fwd shrouds when tacking etc.
So am considering other options - a single long line with a single alpine butterfly knot to reduce hangups on the shrouds

My older/vintage Maramu Genoa is I believe around 60m sq. and I’m also wondering if I can move down to 14mm good quality sheets to reduce friction in the cars

Thoughts and experience most appreciated.

All the very best
Miles


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

 

Very impressed! I spent days searching the internet for one of these a couple of years ago and never did find one.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 11:52 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

 

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 Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 12:45 AM Stephen Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

http://www.usplastic.com/mobile/catalog/item.aspx?sku=24136

 

Reducer couplings are fairly straightforward but can be challenging to find when you need one. 

 

I mounted my Viking beside (tankside of) my Amfa and intend to put it on a switchable y and connected to the the 1-1/2 supply outflow line of my MK5 manual pump. The Viking is only there as a backup to the Amfa at this point and has spade ends on the wires so I can swap power quickly. 

 

All the best,

Steve Morrison

SM380 TouRai

Hampton, VA


On Nov 1, 2018, at 3:26 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If you replaced AMFA Bilge Pump with a Johnson Viking Power 32, how did you connect the 1.5" hose connections to the 30mm hose on the Amel SM?  

 

It would seem easy enough to replace the 30mm hose with 1.5" diameter, but where the outlet hooks up to the main line going overboard, there is a fitting with a total of three lines coming in and one going out.  I wouldn't want to replace that....

 

I checked with the manufacturer, the hose barbs are molded into the pump body and cannot be replaced.  So it seems the best thing to do would be to:

 

1. replace the 30mm hose that goes into the sump with 1.5" diameter hose with a new check valve at the bottom.

 

2. find a 1.5" diameter to 1.25" diameter hose barb adapter to connect the outlet to the old hose.  I have not been successful in finding one of these.  If this is what you did can you t ell me where to look for one?

 

Thanks for your help,

Duane

 

 

 

 


Adding weight to the bow

ericmeury@...
 

This has been going on sometime and seem to be a "common problem" but my santorin is ass heavy and we made the issue worse last year when we added 4 L16 batteries to the engine room and installed the hydrovane.  We want to add an Arch mainly for getting the solar panels off the deck behind the mast since we have a new crew member.

The fwd head thru hull is pretty much fully exposed our of the water about an inch.  We have the rocna 33kg mounted on the bow with 190 feet of chain.  and a the original CQR sitting in the the stb fwd locker.

Spare parts are mid ship under the birth and the passage way to the aft cabin carries the tools.  I do plan on moving those to the forward hanging locker.

What else an be done?

Looking for ideas before we add the arch


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 


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 Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 12:45 AM Stephen Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

http://www.usplastic.com/mobile/catalog/item.aspx?sku=24136


Reducer couplings are fairly straightforward but can be challenging to find when you need one. 

I mounted my Viking beside (tankside of) my Amfa and intend to put it on a switchable y and connected to the the 1-1/2 supply outflow line of my MK5 manual pump. The Viking is only there as a backup to the Amfa at this point and has spade ends on the wires so I can swap power quickly. 

All the best,
Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Hampton, VA


On Nov 1, 2018, at 3:26 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If you replaced AMFA Bilge Pump with a Johnson Viking Power 32, how did you connect the 1.5" hose connections to the 30mm hose on the Amel SM?  


It would seem easy enough to replace the 30mm hose with 1.5" diameter, but where the outlet hooks up to the main line going overboard, there is a fitting with a total of three lines coming in and one going out.  I wouldn't want to replace that...

I checked with the manufacturer, the hose barbs are molded into the pump body and cannot be replaced.  So it seems the best thing to do would be to:

1. replace the 30mm hose that goes into the sump with 1.5" diameter hose with a new check valve at the bottom.

2. find a 1.5" diameter to 1.25" diameter hose barb adapter to connect the outlet to the old hose.  I have not been successful in finding one of these.  If this is what you did can you t ell me where to look for one?

Thanks for your help,
Duane





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

Duane,


I have not found another source, but this is probably exactly what you need along with a short piece of 1 1/4" or 32mm hose

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, Nov 1, 2018 at 8:10 PM sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

If you replaced AMFA Bilge Pump with a Johnson Viking Power 32, how did you connect the 1.5" hose connections to the 30mm hose on the Amel SM?  


It would seem easy enough to replace the 30mm hose with 1.5" diameter, but where the outlet hooks up to the main line going overboard, there is a fitting with a total of three lines coming in and one going out.  I wouldn't want to replace that...

I checked with the manufacturer, the hose barbs are molded into the pump body and cannot be replaced.  So it seems the best thing to do would be to:

1. replace the 30mm hose that goes into the sump with 1.5" diameter hose with a new check valve at the bottom.

2. find a 1.5" diameter to 1.25" diameter hose barb adapter to connect the outlet to the old hose.  I have not been successful in finding one of these.  If this is what you did can you tell me where to look for one?

Thanks for your help,
Duane





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Gary, 

Thanks for your input!

I’m looking forward to reading your tear down and rebuild article when it’s ready. It’ll help me understand about the drain holes you mention at the bottom of the canister. I don’t see what you are referring to. 

Best,

Thomas 
GARULFO 
A54-122
Cartagena, Colombia 

On Tue, 6 Nov 2018 at 11:05, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

DANNY:

Do NOT add a grease nipple to the mizzen furling gearbox. The box is designed to run with minimal grease and adding more will accrete salt & dirt accumulations. I undertook a laborious complete overhaul of my gearbox (better termed a gear cannister as it is all cylindrical), and came away impressed with it’s elegant simplicity and lack of need for lube. Also came away with knowledge that my teardown wasn’t needed. Thirough and frequent rinsing with fresh water is the best maintenance. I will write up a complete teardown and re-build article shortly. In the meantime, just start rinsing the shaft area with fresh water, also run fresh water into the gap at the top of the cylinder, it will flush the delrin bearings and drain out the two drain holes on the bottom of the cannister. If your gearbox is frozen it is almost assuredly at the winch handle shaft. The shaft is two pieces and rides within teflon or HDPE sleeves. Binding is due to salt & dirt accretions. Hence the need for copious fresh water rinsing. Again, DO NOT add grease, More soon.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
AMEL SM 2000 # 335
On the hard, Puerto Del Rey
Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo D2-75 for a SuperMaramu

Graham Boyd
 

Thanks Bill, yes, as you said Beta appear to be are very easy to deal with in this dept. 

Graham


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo D2-75 for a SuperMaramu

 

Graham,

Beta offers the option of "isolated negative." Be sure that they spec this option for your repower.

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 Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 2:40 AM crwggb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your thoughts. Oddly enough your email beautifully summarises all my niggling doubts and questions that I will be presenting to the Beta man when we meet on Monday. After all 2 years ago it was him who suggested looking closely at the 60. I got an email from him this morning with all sorts of suggestions for fitting a 75!! So I am now pouring over those curves and gear box options.

I was concerned about the quantum leap in torque on the 75 and it's affect on the C drive, and fitting will be more of a fiddle, but I got also an email from the "go to" Amel man in the South of France who said only boats built in 89/91 need worry about that.

As you have pointed out in a previous post the weight increase on the 75 is not insignificant. I guess it all comes down to how one views this; in the aviation industry 2 passengers and their bags is always viewed as 200kg. So I guess it's like sailing around with 2 extra crew!.... or

I too will be interested in where this all ends up....I'll keep you posted.

Graham
Sula
SM140


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo D2-75 for a SuperMaramu

Graham Boyd
 

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your thoughts. Oddly enough your email beautifully summarises all my niggling doubts and questions that I will be presenting to the Beta man when we meet on Monday. After all 2 years ago it was him who suggested looking closely at the 60. I got an email from him this morning with all sorts of suggestions for fitting a 75!! So I am now pouring over those curves and gear box options.

I was concerned about the quantum leap in torque on the 75 and it's affect on the C drive, and fitting will be more of a fiddle, but I got also an email from the "go to" Amel man in the South of France who said only boats built in 89/91 need worry about that.

As you have pointed out in a previous post the weight increase on the 75 is not insignificant. I guess it all comes down to how one views this; in the aviation industry 2 passengers and their bags is always viewed as 200kg. So I guess it's like sailing around with 2 extra crew!.... or

I too will be interested in where this all ends up....I'll keep you posted.

Graham
Sula
SM140


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Roller Removal...

greatketch@...
 

Having just disassembled all of the various stainless bits from the bow of Harmonie for resealing, polishing, and inspection I can confirm that the axles for the anchor rollers are welded to the side plates. They pass through holes in the plates, and are then welded around the edges.  

A bolt would have been so very much easier...  Except for that detail, it is a nice, simple, robust design.  Other than needing rebedding, polishing, and a few pieces of hardware that had corrosion issues, things looked great.

I know that there was at least one major redesign of the SM bow roller system after our boat was built, so yours might be different...

Hopefully in a week or two we'll have pictures of the "new and improved", or at the very least, newly shiny, bow. Water intrusion into the port side locker should be greatly reduced.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
On the hard for another four days.


Re: Power draw at anchor

Jim Anderson
 

Mark, Thanks you for the correction. My math was for 12V rather than 24. So hopefully the following is correct:


If your SM is equipped with 8  12V, 110Ah batteries and you are drawing 0.1 Amps continuously at 24V then theoretically it would take 73 days, 8 hours to run your batteries down to 60% charged.

 

If you were drawing 0.2A at 24V then it would be half of that, 36 days, 16 hours hours.

 

For the 12 battery  "comfort pak" model it would be 110 days and 55 days, respectively.

 

8 X 110 = 880 Total Ah at 12V

880/2 = 440Ah at 24V

440 X 40% =  176 Usable Ah

176/0.1 = 1760 hours available at 0.1A draw

1760/24 = 73.33 Days

 

Hope that helps, or is at least mildly interesting trivia,

 

Jim

SM384 Sirena Azul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo D2-75 for a SuperMaramu

greatketch@...
 

Graham,

Like you I think a lot of sailboats are significantly overpowered because that is what people think they want.  

Your thoughts on the Beta 60 are interesting, and I'll follow carefully what you end up doing and how it works for you. None-electric and non-turbo is nice.  The weight is also a good match.  Just a couple things to be sure of... 

The Volvo specifications I have are rated at the output shaft of the transmission, be sure that the Beta HP ratings are the same.  You can easily lose 5% in the transmission. and another 3-4% in the C-drive.

The Beta 60 lists its HO at 2700 as 56HP, the Volvo graph I have shows theTMD22 as about 62 at 2800.  That's enough difference that it is starting to matter.

For what is is worth (and it's not all that much) using standard sizing calculations, and assuming a fully loaded displacement of 38,000 lbs and a LWL of 41.25ft, the HP needed AT THE PROPELLER for a SM looks like this:

6.4 kts 31.3HP
7.0 kts 40.6HP
7.4 kts 47.6HP
7.7 kts 54.1HP
8.0 kts 61.2HP
8.5 kts 72.0HP

I'd add 4% to account for loss in the C-drive if the engine is rated for  transmission output.  If the engine was rated for output from its shaft, I'd add 10%.

My thinking is I'd start to worry that the Beta60 might be cutting it a bit close on the lower end... depending on exactly what you want your engine to do.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


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

The answer to all this is in the torque curves. As you say Danny 2800 is the max on the Amel TMD22A installation. This effectively limits its max OP to approx 60HP. I have been very happy with this performance for the past 14 years as are many other owners. Looking at the torque curve for the TMD you will see max torque is at around 2500 RPM, hence  its susceptibility to a fowled prop/bottom. Compare that to the hugely bigger torque at similar RPM on the D2-75 and that is why it will push through to its advertised rpm despite the fowling.

Amel should really have rebadged the TMD22A with a 60HP label.... but of course thats not what sells boats! Given that I've been very happy with a "60HP" engine for all these years its the main reason I'm looking at the BETA 60. It has no turbo and no electronic control boxes and will fit very comfortably in the space. At cruising RPM (2000 to 2100) that will give 7kts it produces 170nm torque compared to the TMD22A...same RPM but153nm torque. The beta tops out at 2700 rpm. So essentially it does exactly what the tmd22a has been doing all these years...but without the turbo.

The BETA man is coming to the boat on Monday I'll keep you posted on how it all goes.

Graham


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rocna anchor

Arthur Sundqvist
 

Thank you for sharing your resersh and knowledge.
Kind regards
Arthur
SM435. Vista

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16 nov. 2018 kl. 14:56 skrev greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

10mm G40 (or 3/8" HT)  


If you want a slightly stronger chain look for Maggi Aqua4 brand 10mm chain that will work as well. There might be other brands that boast higher than "standard" strengths as well.

When sizing chain you can size it "forward" or "backward."  If you size it "forward" you calculate the size chain you need to hold your boat in the worst conditions you ever expect to anchor in.  Amel selected 10mm chain, and this seems a good choice to me.  With a good stretchy snubber, and care on selection of connecting bits 10mm chain should be fine for this boat.

Sizing an anchor "backward" is using the maximum holding power of the anchor in good conditions then using that number to figure chain size.  This is how Rocna comes up with their recommendation of 11mm for a 40kg anchor.

Most cruising boat s will oversize their anchors at least a little to help when anchored in bottoms that are less than ideal.  There really is no significant benefit to increase the chain strength as well.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Rocna anchor

Barry Connor
 

Highly recommend the 40kg Rocna. After bending the shaft on the original 30kg Bugel (see YouTube How to straighten a bent boat anchor) the Bugel bent whilst being dragged in 40 knot winds. The new 40kg Rocha sets and has stayed put in 40 knot winds. The Rocha fits perfectly on the starboard double roller with the straightened Bugel next to it. We slept peaceful nights this last 6 months anchoring all through the Adriatic. Would say the 40kg Rocha is perfect for the AMEL.

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54  #17
Marina di Ragusa.  Sicily


On Nov 16, 2018, at 11:58, trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Arthur,
We have a 54 not SM. We ditched the original 30kg Bugel and replaced with 40kg Rocna. No change needed to bowroller on 54. Not so pretty, but now we have an anchor that works reliably for us. 10mm chain.
Dean
SY Stella A54 #154


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rocna anchor

greatketch@...
 

10mm G40 (or 3/8" HT)  

If you want a slightly stronger chain look for Maggi Aqua4 brand 10mm chain that will work as well. There might be other brands that boast higher than "standard" strengths as well.

When sizing chain you can size it "forward" or "backward."  If you size it "forward" you calculate the size chain you need to hold your boat in the worst conditions you ever expect to anchor in.  Amel selected 10mm chain, and this seems a good choice to me.  With a good stretchy snubber, and care on selection of connecting bits 10mm chain should be fine for this boat.

Sizing an anchor "backward" is using the maximum holding power of the anchor in good conditions then using that number to figure chain size.  This is how Rocna comes up with their recommendation of 11mm for a 40kg anchor.

Most cruising boats will oversize their anchors at least a little to help when anchored in bottoms that are less than ideal.  There really is no significant benefit to increase the chain strength as well.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rocna anchor

robin hutter
 

on my old Super Maramu built in 1991, hull number 56 the 40 kg Rocna did not fit therefore I fit a 33 kg which worked perfectly.

fair winds
Robin
Amel 54 #54 (2007)
Carré d’As


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Am Donnerstag, November 15, 2018, 23:07 schrieb Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] :

 

I am very happy with my 40kg Rocna.  Snugs up nicely on the bow roller, sets and holds better than anything else I’ve used.


Kent
SM243
Kristy
Still stuck in snowy rainy cold Maryland...wondering if we’ll ever get out of here.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Nov 15, 2018, at 3:04 PM, arthur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

You who use The Rocna anchor and are sailing an SM wich size are working best?


Kind regards

Arthur Sundqvist

SM 435, Vista



Re: Rocna anchor

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Arthur,
We have a 54 not SM. We ditched the original 30kg Bugel and replaced with 40kg Rocna. No change needed to bowroller on 54. Not so pretty, but now we have an anchor that works reliably for us. 10mm chain.
Dean
SY Stella A54 #154

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