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Re: Missing furler release knob

greatketch@...
 

Paul,

Do you have the "new style" furling drum (the one that splits into two parts)? or the older "one piece" style drum?  The drive pins on the two are very different.  It is possible there are even more variations than the two I know of...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


---In amelyachtowners@..., <paul.cooper74@...> wrote :

Hello Amelians,


The furler release knob (my name for the thingey that you pull up on and rotate 1/4 turn to disengage the genoa furler motor) has mysteriously disappeared from my boat here in Le Marin (stolen??).


Anyway, Bill Rouse believes someone on the forum has fabricated some of these since they apparently are no longer available.  Does anyone out there have one to spare?


Thanks,


Paul

MARACUYA, SM238


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Ballooner Halyard for Maramu, SN, SM and a few 54s

 

All,

The boat I was aboard in Martinique last week did not have the original ballooner halyard. See the attached photo which is something I put together from memory on my SM. I would appreciate any/all input, corrections and clarifications. It would be great to know some exact dimensions, including the size of the shackle.

Once I receive your input, I will revise and post the final version for everyone.

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



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

robin hutter
 

if you had Bonfihglioli before, the will fit - older SM had them, newer had the Leroy Somer - it depends what you have ... - on my previous SM #56 the fit perfectly.

fair winds
Robin
Amel 54 #54
Carré d’As
www.sailing4ever.com

Mallorca/Soain


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

Mike Ondra
 

Willem,

Below is a copy of my order for part number 13714X2 that seems to work fine. (I am not sure if pasted graphics come through on the Bulletin Board.) Rock Auto has several profiles for what they call Belt Weatherstrip that can work if you want to explore a bit.

Mike

ALETES SM#240 St. Augustine, FL

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, December 2, 2018 8:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

 

 

Hi Alan,

 

What was the part number of the seal you bought from Rockauto?

 

Best regards,

 

Willem Kroes

 

SM#351 KAVANGA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

Ian Park
 

Yes, but only if you already have Bonfiglio. Leyroy Summers are a different fit.
Ian
Ocean Hobo


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

No, the SM2K had the Leroy Somer.
Here is a comparaison:
http://www.nikimat.com/furler_transmission_leroy_somer_vs_bonfiglioli.html

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Sun, 12/2/18, 'Willem J. Kroes' kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2018, 7:45 AM


 













Hi Robin,

 
Do you
know if these gear boxes are also applicable on Super
Maramu’s?

 
Best
regards,

 
Willem
Kroes

 
SM#351
KAVANGA
Berthed
in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway downward sliding part dimensions

Mark Erdos
 

Willem

 

28” wind by 48” tall will give you ample material.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 2, 2018 9:36 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway downward sliding part dimensions

 

 

Hi Amelians,

 

I am not on my boat now and want to buy bendable teak 0.8 mm to renovate the companion way washboard because bits of the teak veneer are coming off. So I need dimensions of the washboard. Anyone on board of his SM will be so kind to e-mail me these dimensions?

 

Regards,

 

Willem Kroes

 

SM#351 KAVANGA

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

Willem Kroes
 

Hi Robin,

 

Do you know if these gear boxes are also applicable on Super Maramu’s?

 

Best regards,

 

Willem Kroes

 

SM#351 KAVANGA

Berthed in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

 

 

 

 

Van: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Verzonden: zaterdag 1 december 2018 12:10
Aan: amelyachtowners@...
Onderwerp: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

 

 

you can get the original Bonfiglioli gears for about 86 Euros from Sotek - sales@... - talk to Daria, she speaks english - you will have to ask for BONTVF44A100P63B1
4B3
RIDUTTORE VF 44 A-100 P63 B14 B3. version "P"!!!!!

fair winds
Robin

Amel 54 #54
Carré d’As
Mallorca/Spain


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jabsco Macerator pump

Mark Erdos
 

Paul,

 

The seal is easy to replace and is available from Jabsco. You can get the Jabsco part number for your particular toilets from here: http://jabscotech.com/technical-documents/

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 2, 2018 8:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jabsco Macerator pump

 

 

Have anyone changed the lip seal in the Jabsco toilet pump? Our have developed a leak after 3.5 years of use. The cost to replace the pump is around 280 usd so we'll worth to repair. If you have repaired was it successful? What was the dimension of the lipseal? Did you find replacement for the rubber washer that keep the yellowish plastic flensh bolted to the electric motor?
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259 now in St Martin


Companionway downward sliding part dimensions

Willem Kroes
 

Hi Amelians,


I am not on my boat now and want to buy bendable teak 0.8 mm to renovate the companion way washboard because bits of the teak veneer are coming off. So I need dimensions of the washboard. Anyone on board of his SM will be so kind to e-mail me these dimensions?


Regards,


Willem Kroes


SM#351 KAVANGA




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

Willem Kroes
 

Hi Alan,

What was the part number of the seal you bought from Rockauto?

Best regards,

Willem Kroes

SM#351 KAVANGA


Jabsco Macerator pump

Paul Osterberg
 

Have anyone changed the lip seal in the Jabsco toilet pump? Our have developed a leak after 3.5 years of use. The cost to replace the pump is around 280 usd so we'll worth to repair. If you have repaired was it successful? What was the dimension of the lipseal? Did you find replacement for the rubber washer that keep the yellowish plastic flensh bolted to the electric motor?
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259 now in St Martin


Re: Missing furler release knob

Duane Siegfri
 

Paul,

If you don't find someone with a spare, and you need to fabricate one, let me know and I'll try to measure mine in place.

Duane


Re: Missing furler release knob

paul.cooper74@...
 

Duane,

The threaded vertical bolt is intact and I put a couple nuts on it as a hack so I can lift it with my fingers and turn it.  It appears to have a normal spring action when I do that, and if I slip a short piece of tubing under it after it is turned it serves its usual function, albeit not as conveniently or securely.

So I think all I need is the KNOB.

Paul


Re: Missing furler release knob

Duane Siegfri
 

Paul,

Are you missing the stainless part that you lifted and turned only?  This part (your "furler release knob" aka KNOB) is connected to a pin, the pin has male threads that thread into the KNOBS female threads.  There is a coil spring inside the top of the furler that pushes down on this pin, the pin in turn pulls down on the actuator.  If the spring is broken I suppose it's possible that the actuator unthreaded itself from the pin, although that sounds pretty far-fetched.

I've had to replace the pin because it would pop out of the interior plate below, with the result the sail would suddenly unfurl as if the KNOB had been lifted and turned.  Maybe that's what Bill R. is recalling.

I'm attaching instructions below from another forum member on how to disassemble the top of the furler to access the pin and spring.  I still have the drawing I did of the pin for the machine shop that made a new one for me, but they only made the pin, not the actuator.  If you need the pin as well, you should check carefully before following the drawing (if indeed you do need a pin) because I made this pin a touch longer than the old one.

I can take some measurements from the actuator on my boat if you like, but we are quite a few years apart.  Let me know if you want me to do that.

Best of luck,
Duane 
Wanderer, SM#477
==============================================================================

To investigate you need to just remove the top part of the furling mechanism.

Given our boats serial numbers are quite close, I would guess our furler is the same as yours. The earlier SM ones are different.

Undo the line that holds the tack of the genoa onto the furler.

There are two large bolts with dome nuts...the bolts are actually studs threaded into the casting. Undo and take off the large nuts.

Then there are four hex head bolts, two on each side which you need to take out.

The two halves of the top of the furler (one with the clutch pin) can now be taken off - it may need a little persuading with a soft hammer and jiggling the foil a bit.

Then you will see the pin from the inside and you will see the plate with the two slots in it.

The clutch pin should move freely but be quite hard to pull up against the spring...if it's easy and doesn't retract strongly, then the spring is broken. The clutch pin has two parts. The inner part has a screw slot and it unscrews from the outer part - between the two is a collet and the spring. You may need an impact wrench to unscrew this - I did.

Once you've done that it will be clear what needs repairing and whether you need to do more dismantling.

Good luck

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Where does the water go?

Porter McRoberts
 

Paul. Good question. It might end up there. However I do know an expected cause of water there. Check the drip pan from the midship Air conditioner. It drains to a ball valve that can get clogged. The ball valve controls water entry into the main drain coming from the forward compartment. That valve is in the linear, center floor sole compartment just starboard the upright freezer and chest freezer. 
It can become clogged with algae. And this definitely results in water in the sole compartment in front of the stove. 

Best of luck. 

Porter

A54-152 IBIS

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Dec 1, 2018, at 11:04 AM, sharongbrown@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,

With the Amel 54, if fresh water leaks from one of the pipes in the forward head below the washing machine, i.e. one of the pipes that supplies the washing machine or the head, where does it end up? I lost maybe a litre there, and noticed some water in one of the sole compartments in the galley. However, if that is the same water then this breaches the forward watertight compartment.

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98



Missing furler release knob

paul.cooper74@...
 

Hello Amelians,


The furler release knob (my name for the thingey that you pull up on and rotate 1/4 turn to disengage the genoa furler motor) has mysteriously disappeared from my boat here in Le Marin (stolen??).


Anyway, Bill Rouse believes someone on the forum has fabricated some of these since they apparently are no longer available.  Does anyone out there have one to spare?


Thanks,


Paul

MARACUYA, SM238


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wanted: SM Ballonner

Paul Cooper <paul.cooper74@...>
 

Great.  You can PM me at plcbluebird at geemail.

Cheers,
Paul

On Wed Nov 28 2018 22:05:15 GMT+0000 (GMT), Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

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] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

Ian Townsend
 

Yes Steve. I could use that contact info. Thanks!

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

On Dec 1, 2018, at 1:43 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ian,


The distributor for Bonfiglilio is in Fort Lauderdale. I purchased 2 of them about 6 months ago shipped to Hawaii for a little over $250/ea. Let me know if you need help finding that source, as I should be back on the boat tomorrow, and can look it up. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Hawaii

On Dec 1, 2018, at 6:34 AM, Ian Townsend smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thx Robin. Will definitely do that.

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

On Dec 1, 2018, at 6:09 AM, robin6658@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

you can get the original Bonfiglioli gears for about 86 Euros from Sotek - sales@... - talk to Daria, she speaks english - you will have to ask for BONTVF44A100P63B1
4B3
RIDUTTORE VF 44 A-100 P63 B14 B3. version "P"!!!!!

fair winds
Robin

Amel 54 #54
Carré d’As
Mallorca/Spain


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Ian,

The distributor for Bonfiglilio is in Fort Lauderdale. I purchased 2 of them about 6 months ago shipped to Hawaii for a little over $250/ea. Let me know if you need help finding that source, as I should be back on the boat tomorrow, and can look it up. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Hawaii

On Dec 1, 2018, at 6:34 AM, Ian Townsend smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thx Robin. Will definitely do that.

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

On Dec 1, 2018, at 6:09 AM, robin6658@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

you can get the original Bonfiglioli gears for about 86 Euros from Sotek - sales@... - talk to Daria, she speaks english - you will have to ask for BONTVF44A100P63B1
4B3
RIDUTTORE VF 44 A-100 P63 B14 B3. version "P"!!!!!

fair winds
Robin

Amel 54 #54
Carré d’As
Mallorca/Spain