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Re: SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

karkauai
 

Hi James,
I used Dow Chemical’s Dowsil 795 silicone sealant.  It comes in a grey color that works well in the hatch.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Feb 18, 2019, at 9:04 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Kent - What adhesive did you use to affix the new plexiglass to the hatch frame? 

-James
Soteria 347
On Feb 18, 2019, at 2:15 PM, karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi Gary,
I can confirm the Tradition and Cristal hatch models.  I replaced the lens over the forward head with clear plexiglass, cut locally to match the old lens.  I scuffed it up with a random orbital sander and 320 grit paper.
Sorry, o can’t help you with color of lenses.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Feb 18, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

Hi All:  

First post on the new site.  Really great search engine here, but wasn't able to find this info. Doing the research to replace a couple of lenses on my Goiot hatches as they are starting to have crazing (the little speckles that appear in the lense with UV/aging.  I believe the hatches on the deck of the my Amel SM 2000 #335 are Goiot Traditional model hatches and the hatch on the aft face of the aft cabin is a Goiot Cristal Range model.  Can anyone confirm these model designations for me.  

Lenses for the foredeck are "blue" , I believe, and it must be that Amel somehow made the forward cabin and forward head lenses seimi-opaque as I don't see that Goiot offers that option.  Any thoughts on that process?

Goiot offers both blue and gray lenses.  I am virtually certain that the saloon hatch lenses is blue, but am uncertain about the color of the aft cabin hatch lenses color.   Any thoughts and information would be appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona'
Amel SM #335   -  Puerto Del Rey Marina - Fajardo Puerto Rico


Re: Rubber caps for Lofrans switches

Ian Park
 

Sorry Loraine should have read Lofrans. Should check the speak check before sending!


Re: Rubber caps for Lofrans switches

Ian Park
 

Ian
Just measured mine. I believe the Lorraine’s on the Santorin is the same size albeit a 12v version. My rubber caps are 30mm across the base and 20mm high.

Ian


Rubber caps for Lofrans switches

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi All,

 A while back some of us were looking to replace the rubber caps on the switches that Amel had put on top of the Lofrans winches--without having to spend 14 Euros each for a new switch.

 I may have found a source of equivalent caps   www.vital-parts.co.uk   a UK supplier of rubber and PVC caps. About £1 each !

 We are in London,  not on board, so I can only guess at the correct dimensions--25mm diameter and 25mm height ? Is there anyone on board who can tell me ? Otherwise I will buy some and experiment.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece


Re: GALLEY FAUCET REPLACEMENT OLDER MARAMU

Dom
 


Re: SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

James Cromie
 

Kent - What adhesive did you use to affix the new plexiglass to the hatch frame? 

-James
Soteria 347

On Feb 18, 2019, at 2:15 PM, karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi Gary,
I can confirm the Tradition and Cristal hatch models.  I replaced the lens over the forward head with clear plexiglass, cut locally to match the old lens.  I scuffed it up with a random orbital sander and 320 grit paper.
Sorry, o can’t help you with color of lenses.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Feb 18, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

Hi All:  

First post on the new site.  Really great search engine here, but wasn't able to find this info. Doing the research to replace a couple of lenses on my Goiot hatches as they are starting to have crazing (the little speckles that appear in the lense with UV/aging.  I believe the hatches on the deck of the my Amel SM 2000 #335 are Goiot Traditional model hatches and the hatch on the aft face of the aft cabin is a Goiot Cristal Range model.  Can anyone confirm these model designations for me.  

Lenses for the foredeck are "blue" , I believe, and it must be that Amel somehow made the forward cabin and forward head lenses seimi-opaque as I don't see that Goiot offers that option.  Any thoughts on that process?

Goiot offers both blue and gray lenses.  I am virtually certain that the saloon hatch lenses is blue, but am uncertain about the color of the aft cabin hatch lenses color.   Any thoughts and information would be appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona'
Amel SM #335   -  Puerto Del Rey Marina - Fajardo Puerto Rico


Re: SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

James Cromie
 

Pat - I am currently in Culebra and plan to in and out of Ensenada Honda through March.  If no one else is interested in some of the spare material you have, I’d be interested in some of it!  I’d love to meet you here as well.  

Cheers,
James
SV Soteria 347
Culebra

On Feb 18, 2019, at 12:45 PM, Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32@...> wrote:

Gary, I just bought a large roll of semi opaque material that I applied like a decal, floated on with water ,squeegeed on to my main cabin hatch. Looks identical to the other hatches. It cut down on the sunlight quite a bit. I found it in a place that does window designs in LeMarin. I would call Goiot ,they should be able to do that for you. If nothing else ,I would be willing to mail you enough to do a few hatches. We will be in Culebra in March,if you’re over that way.
Good Luck,
Pat
SM Shenanigans



On Feb 18, 2019, at 10:34 AM, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi All:  

First post on the new site.  Really great search engine here, but wasn't able to find this info. Doing the research to replace a couple of lenses on my Goiot hatches as they are starting to have crazing (the little speckles that appear in the lense with UV/aging).  I believe the hatches on the forward deck of the my Amel SM 2000 #335 are Goiot Traditional model hatches and the hatch on the aft face of the aft cabin is a Goiot Cristal model.  Can anyone confirm these model designations for me?

The saloon hatch is the ??  PN 50.50  ??, and the aft cabin hatch is ??? PN 49.36-T50 ????  Confirmation from anybody aboard.

Lenses for the foredeck are "blue" , I believe, and it must be that Amel somehow made the forward cabin and forward head lenses seimi-opaque as I don't see that Goiot offers that option.  Any thoughts on that process?

Goiot offers both blue and gray lenses.  I am virtually certain that the saloon hatch lens is blue, but am uncertain about the color of the aft cabin hatch lenses color (comes standard as gray) or for the color of the forward cabin and forward head lenses.    Any thoughts and information would be appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona'
Amel SM #335   -  Puerto Del Rey Marina - Fajardo Puerto Rico


Volvo D2-75 Repower

Paul Cooper <paul.cooper74@...>
 

Any SMs with a Volvo D2-75 repower care to comment on their experience?  Good?  Problems? Power adequate?  How did you handle the galvanic isolation issue?

Thanks,

Paul C.
SM238 "Maracuya"
Martinique


Re: GALLEY FAUCET REPLACEMENT OLDER MARAMU

Steve Leeds
 
Edited

We have had a failure of our galley faucet on our Sharki.  It looks like the new one Andy on PALADIN purchased from the German catalog would be a great replacement.  The posting is from 3 years ago -- not sure whether Andy is on the forum any more.  Does anyone know whether it will fit directly on the old fittings coming out of the wood?

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki #121


Re: SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

karkauai
 

Hi Gary,
I can confirm the Tradition and Cristal hatch models.  I replaced the lens over the forward head with clear plexiglass, cut locally to match the old lens.  I scuffed it up with a random orbital sander and 320 grit paper.
Sorry, o can’t help you with color of lenses.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Feb 18, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

Hi All:  

First post on the new site.  Really great search engine here, but wasn't able to find this info. Doing the research to replace a couple of lenses on my Goiot hatches as they are starting to have crazing (the little speckles that appear in the lense with UV/aging.  I believe the hatches on the deck of the my Amel SM 2000 #335 are Goiot Traditional model hatches and the hatch on the aft face of the aft cabin is a Goiot Cristal Range model.  Can anyone confirm these model designations for me.  

Lenses for the foredeck are "blue" , I believe, and it must be that Amel somehow made the forward cabin and forward head lenses seimi-opaque as I don't see that Goiot offers that option.  Any thoughts on that process?

Goiot offers both blue and gray lenses.  I am virtually certain that the saloon hatch lenses is blue, but am uncertain about the color of the aft cabin hatch lenses color.   Any thoughts and information would be appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona'
Amel SM #335   -  Puerto Del Rey Marina - Fajardo Puerto Rico


Re: SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

Patrick McAneny
 

Gary, I just bought a large roll of semi opaque material that I applied like a decal, floated on with water ,squeegeed on to my main cabin hatch. Looks identical to the other hatches. It cut down on the sunlight quite a bit. I found it in a place that does window designs in LeMarin. I would call Goiot ,they should be able to do that for you. If nothing else ,I would be willing to mail you enough to do a few hatches. We will be in Culebra in March,if you’re over that way.
Good Luck,
Pat
SM Shenanigans



On Feb 18, 2019, at 10:34 AM, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi All:  

First post on the new site.  Really great search engine here, but wasn't able to find this info. Doing the research to replace a couple of lenses on my Goiot hatches as they are starting to have crazing (the little speckles that appear in the lense with UV/aging).  I believe the hatches on the forward deck of the my Amel SM 2000 #335 are Goiot Traditional model hatches and the hatch on the aft face of the aft cabin is a Goiot Cristal model.  Can anyone confirm these model designations for me?

The saloon hatch is the ??  PN 50.50  ??, and the aft cabin hatch is ??? PN 49.36-T50 ????  Confirmation from anybody aboard.

Lenses for the foredeck are "blue" , I believe, and it must be that Amel somehow made the forward cabin and forward head lenses seimi-opaque as I don't see that Goiot offers that option.  Any thoughts on that process?

Goiot offers both blue and gray lenses.  I am virtually certain that the saloon hatch lens is blue, but am uncertain about the color of the aft cabin hatch lenses color (comes standard as gray) or for the color of the forward cabin and forward head lenses.    Any thoughts and information would be appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona'
Amel SM #335   -  Puerto Del Rey Marina - Fajardo Puerto Rico


Re: SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

amelforme
 

Hi Gary. Not sure of anything except Amel sanded those two hatches, with a jitterbug, to opaque those hatches for privacy.
Pretty sure your guesses on the colors are correct. 

All The Best, Joel
JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Feb 18, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi All:  

First post on the new site.  Really great search engine here, but wasn't able to find this info. Doing the research to replace a couple of lenses on my Goiot hatches as they are starting to have crazing (the little speckles that appear in the lense with UV/aging.  I believe the hatches on the deck of the my Amel SM 2000 #335 are Goiot Traditional model hatches and the hatch on the aft face of the aft cabin is a Goiot Cristal Range model.  Can anyone confirm these model designations for me.  The saloon hatch is the PN 50.50, and the aft cabin hatch is ??? PN 49.36-T50 ????

Lenses for the foredeck are "blue" , I believe, and it must be that Amel somehow made the forward cabin and forward head lenses seimi-opaque as I don't see that Goiot offers that option.  Any thoughts on that process?

Goiot offers both blue and gray lenses.  I am virtually certain that the saloon hatch lenses is blue, but am uncertain about the color of the aft cabin hatch lenses color (comes standard as gray) or for the color of the forward cabin and forward head lenses.    Any thoughts and information would be appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona'
Amel SM #335   -  Puerto Del Rey Marina - Fajardo Puerto Rico


SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

Gary Silver
 
Edited

Hi All:  

First post on the new site.  Really great search engine here, but wasn't able to find this info. Doing the research to replace a couple of lenses on my Goiot hatches as they are starting to have crazing (the little speckles that appear in the lense with UV/aging).  I believe the hatches on the forward deck of the my Amel SM 2000 #335 are Goiot Traditional model hatches and the hatch on the aft face of the aft cabin is a Goiot Cristal model.  Can anyone confirm these model designations for me?

The saloon hatch is the ??  PN 50.50  ??, and the aft cabin hatch is ??? PN 49.36-T50 ????  Confirmation from anybody aboard.

Lenses for the foredeck are "blue" , I believe, and it must be that Amel somehow made the forward cabin and forward head lenses seimi-opaque as I don't see that Goiot offers that option.  Any thoughts on that process?

Goiot offers both blue and gray lenses.  I am virtually certain that the saloon hatch lens is blue, but am uncertain about the color of the aft cabin hatch lenses color (comes standard as gray) or for the color of the forward cabin and forward head lenses.    Any thoughts and information would be appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona'
Amel SM #335   -  Puerto Del Rey Marina - Fajardo Puerto Rico


Re: Rudder Stuffing Box

Arno Luijten
 

There is a recent episode of Delos where Brian shows you how he repacks the rudder gland. It one of the episodes where they do boatwork on Grenada,


Re: New furlers on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

The point is that I wanted to also the EM boxes available as a backup. Also I wanted to protection to work both on furling and unfurling. I did think about the argument that the majority of power is dissipated when furling, but if something snags it might as well be when unfurling.

The staysail on our Amel only has 2 wires from the remote switch and no 24 volt feed line to the switch from the sail locker. I also did not like to use the 6 pin plug for both the connection of the furler as the connection of the remote switch. Using separate plugs makes troubleshooting easier.

This combined with the additional functionality of the local switch and status LEDs made me come up with this installation. I did not say there were no other ways of doing it. They all have drawbacks.

Arno


Re: Rudder Stuffing Box

eric freedman
 

Hi Thomas,

I install the packing with a axel grease on the rudder post and the perimeter of the inside of the stuffing box.

I drive the stuffing down with a large diameter piece if PVC pipe and a small sledge hammer until the packing bottoms out.

Over the years I have had the top few threads of the stuffing box strip.

This fall I had a 10 mm thick round piece of fiberglass made  with the inside formed around the nut, thus threaded.

Its outside diameter is about the same as the stuffing box.

It was fixed in place with epoxy and screws. I now have a stuffing box with 5 pieces of packing.

Having 5 pieces of packing also allows 4 pieces to be changed in the water.

 

If you have a big shop vac you can also change all the packing while in the water with some weight moved to the bow.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2019 4:53 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rudder Stuffing Box

 

Hi Thomas,

As an opinion, I would not relaunch before getting a solution.  So it works on launch... how about in 2 years??

 

Good luck

 

On Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 10:32 Thomas Kleman, <lorient422@...> wrote:

Yes- I removed all three rings.....probably original to the boat. When I put three of the Amel supplied rings in, the nut won't grab the stuffing box. I'm going back in the water soon so we will see if it leaks.


Re: Rudder Stuffing Box

James Alton
 

Thomas,

  IMO the plastic threads on the packing nut are not really strong enough to compress all of the packing until you have a few threads engaged.  You might try pressing your new packing into the groove using some other creative means. Just don’t damage the packing or the threads.  It can help to compress one ring at a time getting the first two rings fully bottomed before adding the third, the packing nut should work to compress the first two rings.  Then when you install the plastic packing nut but sure that it is not cross threaded and give it a little gentle help compressing the packing by installing some wedges between the quadrant and the nut. Be sure that the threads on the packing nut have not be damaged from your first attempt.  

Best of luck,

James
SV Sueno

On Feb 17, 2019, at 4:32 PM, Thomas Kleman <lorient422@...> wrote:

Yes- I removed all three rings.....probably original to the boat. When I put three of the Amel supplied rings in, the nut won't grab the stuffing box. I'm going back in the water soon so we will see if it leaks.


Re: Rudder Stuffing Box

Dave Ritten <daveritten@...>
 

If the thread is stripped you could try Loctite Thread Repair

https://www.amazon.com/Loctite-442-28654-4-80ml-Thread-Stripped/dp/B000WSEUII




Re: Rudder Stuffing Box

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Thomas,
As an opinion, I would not relaunch before getting a solution.  So it works on launch... how about in 2 years??

Good luck

On Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 10:32 Thomas Kleman, <lorient422@...> wrote:
Yes- I removed all three rings.....probably original to the boat. When I put three of the Amel supplied rings in, the nut won't grab the stuffing box. I'm going back in the water soon so we will see if it leaks.


Re: Rudder Stuffing Box

Thomas Kleman
 

Yes- I removed all three rings.....probably original to the boat. When I put three of the Amel supplied rings in, the nut won't grab the stuffing box. I'm going back in the water soon so we will see if it leaks.