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[Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

Danny Simms
 

Hi Heinz,

It is the same way as your engine mounted alternators have to be excited. Properly wired it happens when you turn the start key on. I guess it should work the same with the gen set. With your alternator if the exciting circuit is faulty the excitation can occur by reving your engine. This result tells you the alternator is OK and it is the excitation circuit where the fault lies. So perhaps your problem is in the excitation circuit

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl


On Fri, 30 Nov 2018 at 09:17, 'Stutenbaeumer.Berlin' heinz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks fore the anther but how do I re-flash a generator?

Heinz



Am 29.11.2018 um 10:41 schrieb sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Heinz,


I believe your Onan has a "No AC Output" shutdown switch that would shut it down as you describe. 
With any luck, you may simply have to re-flash the generator to solve the problem. 

If that doesn't work you'll want to check the circuitry on the generator for winding continuity, resistance through the brushes, etc. (I assume you have fixed the short circuit, of course, and checked breakers.)

Let us know what you find.
Cheers, Craig SN68


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

Heinz,

 

I think you are dealing with a couple of issues.

 

Since you had an electrical short did you check the master circuit breaker on the generator?

 

Is the fuel supply sufficient? Are you getting enough fuel from the electric pump? Is the fuel clean? The most common cause of a diesel engine shutting down once it has started is lack of fuel. Believe it or not, it is very hard to stop a running diesel engine.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

Craig Briggs
 

Hi again, Heinz,

I just stumbled across a technique to flash your generator that I had not seen before. Nor have I tried it but it sounds like fun and just might solve your problem..

Plug an electric drill into an outlet after you set all switches/breakers so the outlet would be energized if the generator were working. Start the generator (keep it running with the preheat switch or jumper the shut-down relay). With the drill switched to "forward", pull the trigger, which, of course, won't do anything because your Onan is not making electricity. Now, spin the drill backwards by hand, while holding the trigger on.  This will generate a small current which will "flash" the generator. If it works the drill will start to spin forwards, so be careful.

Let us know!
Cheers,
Craig SN68


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

Hi Heinz,

It is very easy, but I would suggest you "google" it on a site in your native language. Basically it is putting 12v across the coils to excite the generating circuit. There are many "U" tube expanations, too.

Good luck with it,
Craig


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

Thanks fore the anther but how do I re-flash a generator?
Heinz



Am 29.11.2018 um 10:41 schrieb sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Heinz,


I believe your Onan has a "No AC Output" shutdown switch that would shut it down as you describe. 
With any luck, you may simply have to re-flash the generator to solve the problem. 

If that doesn't work you'll want to check the circuitry on the generator for winding continuity, resistance through the brushes, etc. (I assume you have fixed the short circuit, of course, and checked breakers.)

Let us know what you find.
Cheers, Craig SN68


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

Heinz,

 

I think you are dealing with a couple of issues.

 

Since you had an electrical short did you check the master circuit breaker on the generator?

 

Is the fuel supply sufficient? Are you getting enough fuel from the electric pump? Is the fuel clean? The most common cause of a diesel engine shutting down once it has started is lack of fuel. Believe it or not, it is very hard to stop a running diesel engine.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama


Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

Ian Townsend
 

Our main furler is inoperable. We've started to troubleshoot at the motor. Replaced the brushes and cleaned up the commutator. There's power at the breaker and the wires leading into the motor. No luck yet. Would anyone have a schematic, preferably in English, for the unit. Its a Bonfiglioli.


Other suggestions appreciated..Merci. Grazie.


Ian

SM153

Loca Lola II

George Town, Exuma, Bahamas


Amel54 SSB installation

Jeroen jeltes
 

Hi all ,  fellow Amel owners. Since recently i am proud owner of Fidelis an Amel54 2009.

I am preparing her for paticipating ARC+2019. and decided to install a SBB radio.

The boat is prepared and has a pre-installed groundplate, yet there is no wiring diagramm information of available cabling.  Sadly SAV of chantier Amels has verly little information , apart from i need to disconnect the ground  cable from the SSB power contacts behind the lower charttable sidepanel.

Surely more owners must have gone through this trouble,  so anybody can give me advice is very welcome.

i am struggling with the following questions ?

where can i pick up the ground cable from the groundplate, to ground the antenne tuner? and should this of the flat rass type ?

is the isolated antenne cable between the masts suitable for the SSB ?

what anttenne is used for SSB,  isolated backstay of mizzen mast , or stand alone 6m flex rod type?

perhaps there is anybody who can give directions how to install the system.

( i have contacted local professionals yet these guys do not know this boat and want to start from scratch)

Jeroen  Jeltes
 Amsterdam.




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santa Marta Colombia

eric freedman
 

Hi Mark,

We might be heading your way after the New Year.

Please stay in touch.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Kimberlite@...

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santa Marta Colombia

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Not since we have been here. So far all is good. We plan to be here for a couple of months.

 

Hope you are doing well.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santa Marta Colombia

 

 

Hi Cream Puff,

Is there still a lot of coal dust coming from the loading station across  the harbor?

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santa Marta Colombia

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Eric,

 

Not since we have been here. So far all is good. We plan to be here for a couple of months.

 

Hope you are doing well.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santa Marta Colombia

 

 

Hi Cream Puff,

Is there still a lot of coal dust coming from the loading station across  the harbor?

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Heinz,

It is very easy, but I would suggest you "google" it on a site in your native language. Basically it is putting 12v across the coils to excite the generating circuit. There are many "U" tube expanations, too.

Good luck with it,
Craig


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

Thanks fore the anther but how do I re-flash a generator?
Heinz



Am 29.11.2018 um 10:41 schrieb sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Heinz,


I believe your Onan has a "No AC Output" shutdown switch that would shut it down as you describe. 
With any luck, you may simply have to re-flash the generator to solve the problem. 

If that doesn't work you'll want to check the circuitry on the generator for winding continuity, resistance through the brushes, etc. (I assume you have fixed the short circuit, of course, and checked breakers.)

Let us know what you find.
Cheers, Craig SN68


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

Heinz,

 

I think you are dealing with a couple of issues.

 

Since you had an electrical short did you check the master circuit breaker on the generator?

 

Is the fuel supply sufficient? Are you getting enough fuel from the electric pump? Is the fuel clean? The most common cause of a diesel engine shutting down once it has started is lack of fuel. Believe it or not, it is very hard to stop a running diesel engine.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

eric freedman
 


Santa Marta Colombia

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Thanks fore the anther but how do I re-flash a generator?
Heinz



Am 29.11.2018 um 10:41 schrieb sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Heinz,


I believe your Onan has a "No AC Output" shutdown switch that would shut it down as you describe. 
With any luck, you may simply have to re-flash the generator to solve the problem. 

If that doesn't work you'll want to check the circuitry on the generator for winding continuity, resistance through the brushes, etc. (I assume you have fixed the short circuit, of course, and checked breakers.)

Let us know what you find.
Cheers, Craig SN68


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

Heinz,

 

I think you are dealing with a couple of issues.

 

Since you had an electrical short did you check the master circuit breaker on the generator?

 

Is the fuel supply sufficient? Are you getting enough fuel from the electric pump? Is the fuel clean? The most common cause of a diesel engine shutting down once it has started is lack of fuel. Believe it or not, it is very hard to stop a running diesel engine.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

Heinz,

The most likely fault is 2 things:
The Onan Governor as Mark and others have said. This governor keeps the generator at constant RPM, regardless of load. The generator is required to be at constant RPM in order to generate electricity at the correct Frequency (50htz). It should never be at idle. Your generator should ALWAYS run at 1,500 RPM.

Are you sure that you know where the Main Breaker is on your Onan. When looking at the control panel, the main breaker is on the left side of the generator, to the back of the left side, near the top.

I am guessing that the governor failed, causing the Main Breaker to OPEN.

I suggest that you get an Onan Certified Technician on board. The Onan OEM governor costs about $380, plus labor. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 12:26 sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Heinz,


I believe your Onan has a "No AC Output" shutdown switch that would shut it down as you describe. 
With any luck, you may simply have to re-flash the generator to solve the problem. 

If that doesn't work you'll want to check the circuitry on the generator for winding continuity, resistance through the brushes, etc. (I assume you have fixed the short circuit, of course, and checked breakers.)

Let us know what you find.
Cheers, Craig SN68


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

Heinz,

 

I think you are dealing with a couple of issues.

 

Since you had an electrical short did you check the master circuit breaker on the generator?

 

Is the fuel supply sufficient? Are you getting enough fuel from the electric pump? Is the fuel clean? The most common cause of a diesel engine shutting down once it has started is lack of fuel. Believe it or not, it is very hard to stop a running diesel engine.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

Craig Briggs
 

Heinz,

I believe your Onan has a "No AC Output" shutdown switch that would shut it down as you describe. 
With any luck, you may simply have to re-flash the generator to solve the problem. 

If that doesn't work you'll want to check the circuitry on the generator for winding continuity, resistance through the brushes, etc. (I assume you have fixed the short circuit, of course, and checked breakers.)

Let us know what you find.
Cheers, Craig SN68


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

Heinz,

 

I think you are dealing with a couple of issues.

 

Since you had an electrical short did you check the master circuit breaker on the generator?

 

Is the fuel supply sufficient? Are you getting enough fuel from the electric pump? Is the fuel clean? The most common cause of a diesel engine shutting down once it has started is lack of fuel. Believe it or not, it is very hard to stop a running diesel engine.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

John Clark
 

A thought,  how are you increasing speed?  The genset governor should handle that automatically


On Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 9:36 AM Heinz Stutenbaeumer heinz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

All the electrical fuses are in. The diesel runs perfectly when I hold it Manuel at the start. Something has to tell him he's shutting
Heinz 

Am 29.11.2018 06:52 schrieb "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:
 

Heinz,

 

I think you are dealing with a couple of issues.

 

Since you had an electrical short did you check the master circuit breaker on the generator?

 

Is the fuel supply sufficient? Are you getting enough fuel from the electric pump? Is the fuel clean? The most common cause of a diesel engine shutting down once it has started is lack of fuel. Believe it or not, it is very hard to stop a running diesel engine.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

John Clark
 

Are you checking for fault codes at the remote start panel?
    John

SV Annie  SM37
Le Marin MQ

On Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 9:36 AM Heinz Stutenbaeumer heinz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

All the electrical fuses are in. The diesel runs perfectly when I hold it Manuel at the start. Something has to tell him he's shutting
Heinz 

Am 29.11.2018 06:52 schrieb "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:
 

Heinz,

 

I think you are dealing with a couple of issues.

 

Since you had an electrical short did you check the master circuit breaker on the generator?

 

Is the fuel supply sufficient? Are you getting enough fuel from the electric pump? Is the fuel clean? The most common cause of a diesel engine shutting down once it has started is lack of fuel. Believe it or not, it is very hard to stop a running diesel engine.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

All the electrical fuses are in. The diesel runs perfectly when I hold it Manuel at the start. Something has to tell him he's shutting
Heinz 

Am 29.11.2018 06:52 schrieb "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Heinz,

 

I think you are dealing with a couple of issues.

 

Since you had an electrical short did you check the master circuit breaker on the generator?

 

Is the fuel supply sufficient? Are you getting enough fuel from the electric pump? Is the fuel clean? The most common cause of a diesel engine shutting down once it has started is lack of fuel. Believe it or not, it is very hard to stop a running diesel engine.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama



Onan Generator

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

Mark Erdos
 

Heinz,

 

I think you are dealing with a couple of issues.

 

Since you had an electrical short did you check the master circuit breaker on the generator?

 

Is the fuel supply sufficient? Are you getting enough fuel from the electric pump? Is the fuel clean? The most common cause of a diesel engine shutting down once it has started is lack of fuel. Believe it or not, it is very hard to stop a running diesel engine.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Generator

 

 

Hello
I would have yesterday with Onan generator switched on a short circuit in an electric line.
Then the generator went out.
The generator starts since then briefly, then goes out however immediately again.
Only if I increase the speed of the generator manually after the start, it remains on, but does not generate electricity.
Somebody knows advice.
I am grateful for each suggestion
Heinz
Super Maramu 2000, 292 Panama


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Brake - How to remove brake pads?

Porter McRoberts
 

Great tips Colin. Thank you!
Safe sailing!  

Porter
A54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Nov 28, 2018, at 2:54 PM, Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

For the record we changed the brake pads out with new ones today. This was not a difficult job at all, but to do this we found it best to remove the complete shaft brake system via the two bolts onto the engine bearers. Once this was removed, it become far easier to remove and replace each brake pad.

Tip to those on Amels setting out for a world cruise.... our departure from Cape Town to the Caribbean was delayed by a day mainly since we did not have a set of cir clip pliers on board, nor did we have spare replacement cir clips. Purchase a set of these and store them on board. The job was a bugger to do until I could purchase these items....

In our case the front brake pad (ie. nearest the bilge) was pretty worn down, so now by replacing this with a new one from Amel, we no longer have an issue with the shaft turning whilst we are sailing. Also, as per the notes in the Amel Owners site, keep a spraycan of disc brake pad cleaner spray on board too. This could also solve this problem for you.

Fair winds
Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II - sm #332
Now en-route crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town to Grenada

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 1:55 AM colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi All


We are in Cape Town departing tomorrow for St Helena and the Caribbean. Whilst crossing the Indian Ocean, our prop shaft has started to rotate whilst sailing due to brake pad wear, so Amel sent us a new set which just arrived.


I could not find any instructions, but the job looks pretty simple......? ie. assuming one runs the engine in neutral to release the pressure, then remove the small circlip on the top of the pad bolt to allow the bolt holding the pad in place to slip out the bottom, then remove and replace the pad...?


Could someone who has done this before please advise me if this is correct, and if you found it easy to do, or if it became more involved after tackling the job? We have an hour spare in the morning before departing for St Helena and are hoping to replace the pads quickly before we sail.


Much appreciate


Colin

SV Island Pearl II, SM #332

Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town





--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wanted: SM Ballonner

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Paul

I believe we still have our ballonner from SM #362. It is located in Rhode Island. Paul & Sue LaFrance




From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 12:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wanted: SM Ballonner
 
 

Hello,


Our recently purchased SM hull no. 238 has no ballooner.   Anyone not using theirs and want to sell it?  I'll take one even if it's tie-died.  


Thanks!


Paul

SM 238 MARACUYA



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Brake - How to remove brake pads?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

For the record we changed the brake pads out with new ones today. This was not a difficult job at all, but to do this we found it best to remove the complete shaft brake system via the two bolts onto the engine bearers. Once this was removed, it become far easier to remove and replace each brake pad.

Tip to those on Amels setting out for a world cruise.... our departure from Cape Town to the Caribbean was delayed by a day mainly since we did not have a set of cir clip pliers on board, nor did we have spare replacement cir clips. Purchase a set of these and store them on board. The job was a bugger to do until I could purchase these items....

In our case the front brake pad (ie. nearest the bilge) was pretty worn down, so now by replacing this with a new one from Amel, we no longer have an issue with the shaft turning whilst we are sailing. Also, as per the notes in the Amel Owners site, keep a spraycan of disc brake pad cleaner spray on board too. This could also solve this problem for you.

Fair winds
Colin & Lauren Streeter
SV Island Pearl II - sm #332
Now en-route crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Town to Grenada

On Wed, Nov 28, 2018 at 1:55 AM colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi All


We are in Cape Town departing tomorrow for St Helena and the Caribbean. Whilst crossing the Indian Ocean, our prop shaft has started to rotate whilst sailing due to brake pad wear, so Amel sent us a new set which just arrived.


I could not find any instructions, but the job looks pretty simple......? ie. assuming one runs the engine in neutral to release the pressure, then remove the small circlip on the top of the pad bolt to allow the bolt holding the pad in place to slip out the bottom, then remove and replace the pad...?


Could someone who has done this before please advise me if this is correct, and if you found it easy to do, or if it became more involved after tackling the job? We have an hour spare in the morning before departing for St Helena and are hoping to replace the pads quickly before we sail.


Much appreciate


Colin

SV Island Pearl II, SM #332

Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town





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Colin Streeter
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