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Re: New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

eric freedman
 

I looked up the piece and it is not in their catalog. I believe it is manufactured only for Amel.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barbara Stringfellow
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 1:43 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

 

Why not contact the company directly for tecnical advice on the installation.? Coremo Ocmea, Assago, Milano, Italy. The e-mail address is on the piece.

Re: New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

Barbara Stringfellow <bb16negri@...>
 

Why not contact the company directly for tecnical advice on the installation.? Coremo Ocmea, Assago, Milano, Italy. The e-mail address is on the piece.

Re: propeller/engine vibration

Giovanni TESTA
 

Many thanks Bill & Eric.
For now no problem, but it is better to know in advance how it is fixed.
Do you know if it is possible to test it strongly moving it somehow, at the foot bottom.
Giovanni


Il 07/04/2019 17:17, CW Bill Rouse ha scritto:
Giovanni,

Check these photos out: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84454

--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: propeller/engine vibration

eric freedman
 

Hi,

The drawing is upside down but I was referring to the bolt marked F.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 11:17 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

Giovanni,

Check these photos out: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84454

--

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: propeller/engine vibration

 

Giovanni,

Check these photos out: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84454

--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: propeller/engine vibration

eric freedman
 

Hi Giovanni,

I do not have a photo because it is not visible. It is sealed with a black silicone sealant at the base of the C drive at the keel. It looks like a black silicone circle about 25-30 mm in diameter. The silicone should be flat. You can dive down and see it with a light it is quite visible.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Giovanni TESTA
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 10:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

Hi to all,

is it possible to find some photos about this part/bolt on Photos section or drawing ?

Many thanks

Giovanni TESTA

Sv EUTIKIA  SM 428

Almerimar_Spagna

 

 

Il 07/04/2019 09:10, eric freedman ha scritto:

If you notice that the mastic is domed and not flat where the c drive is fastened to the Keel then you definitely have to remove the mastic clean up the area and clean the bolt. Make sure to apply grease and use a torque wrench if you have one to torque the bolt down tight. If you are in the water you can inspect the mastic and if it is domed you have a problem., If it is flat that is not your problem.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2019 4:52 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

There should be a stud/nut and possibly a bushing under that mastic on the bottom of the C-DRIVE. This stabilizes the C-DRIVE from any twisting due to thrust. Inspect it by removing the mastic. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 12:35 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

In the last few days I've noticed a strange, intermittent vibration that seems to be coming from my propeller.

 

We had the engine mounts and Vetus coupling rubber balls replaced in Le Marin a few months ago, and this vibration does not feel similar to the one from when those needed replacement (and the mounts and coupling still look and feel fine).  This vibration is almost unnoticeable in the cockpit, but you can feel it when trying to sleep in the aft cabin, particularly in your legs (i.e. far aft).  It is rather intermittent, only lasting a few "thumps" at a time.  It seems to correlate when the boat is strongly rolling from one side to the other and often goes away when we're at a constant heel.  It happens more frequently at lower RPMs and it goes away completely at about 2000 RPM and above.  Our C-drive oil and transmission fluid look good.  A diver confirmed our propeller is clean, though he did ask me if the propeller pivots side to side when he came up.  I think he had noticed there is a bit of side to side play due to the rubber mount at the base of the C-drive housing connecting it to the keel.

 

Have any of you experienced something similar before?

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

 

Re: propeller/engine vibration

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all,

is it possible to find some photos about this part/bolt on Photos section or drawing ?

Many thanks

Giovanni TESTA

Sv EUTIKIA  SM 428

Almerimar_Spagna



Il 07/04/2019 09:10, eric freedman ha scritto:

If you notice that the mastic is domed and not flat where the c drive is fastened to the Keel then you definitely have to remove the mastic clean up the area and clean the bolt. Make sure to apply grease and use a torque wrench if you have one to torque the bolt down tight. If you are in the water you can inspect the mastic and if it is domed you have a problem., If it is flat that is not your problem.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2019 4:52 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

There should be a stud/nut and possibly a bushing under that mastic on the bottom of the C-DRIVE. This stabilizes the C-DRIVE from any twisting due to thrust. Inspect it by removing the mastic. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 12:35 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

In the last few days I've noticed a strange, intermittent vibration that seems to be coming from my propeller.

 

We had the engine mounts and Vetus coupling rubber balls replaced in Le Marin a few months ago, and this vibration does not feel similar to the one from when those needed replacement (and the mounts and coupling still look and feel fine).  This vibration is almost unnoticeable in the cockpit, but you can feel it when trying to sleep in the aft cabin, particularly in your legs (i.e. far aft).  It is rather intermittent, only lasting a few "thumps" at a time.  It seems to correlate when the boat is strongly rolling from one side to the other and often goes away when we're at a constant heel.  It happens more frequently at lower RPMs and it goes away completely at about 2000 RPM and above.  Our C-drive oil and transmission fluid look good.  A diver confirmed our propeller is clean, though he did ask me if the propeller pivots side to side when he came up.  I think he had noticed there is a bit of side to side play due to the rubber mount at the base of the C-drive housing connecting it to the keel.

 

Have any of you experienced something similar before?

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA


Re: propeller/engine vibration

Dave Ritten <daveritten@...>
 

Check that the prop is clean and also take note - when was the last time you greased it? You can lubricate the prop without a haul out if you think it through. We had a similar situation and after some underwater greasing the problem disappeared. 
Dave

On 7/04/2019, at 7:10 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

If you notice that the mastic is domed and not flat where the c drive is fastened to the Keel then you definitely have to remove the mastic clean up the area and clean the bolt. Make sure to apply grease and use a torque wrench if you have one to torque the bolt down tight. If you are in the water you can inspect the mastic and if it is domed you have a problem., If it is flat that is not your problem.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2019 4:52 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

There should be a stud/nut and possibly a bushing under that mastic on the bottom of the C-DRIVE. This stabilizes the C-DRIVE from any twisting due to thrust. Inspect it by removing the mastic. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 12:35 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

In the last few days I've noticed a strange, intermittent vibration that seems to be coming from my propeller.

 

We had the engine mounts and Vetus coupling rubber balls replaced in Le Marin a few months ago, and this vibration does not feel similar to the one from when those needed replacement (and the mounts and coupling still look and feel fine).  This vibration is almost unnoticeable in the cockpit, but you can feel it when trying to sleep in the aft cabin, particularly in your legs (i.e. far aft).  It is rather intermittent, only lasting a few "thumps" at a time.  It seems to correlate when the boat is strongly rolling from one side to the other and often goes away when we're at a constant heel.  It happens more frequently at lower RPMs and it goes away completely at about 2000 RPM and above.  Our C-drive oil and transmission fluid look good.  A diver confirmed our propeller is clean, though he did ask me if the propeller pivots side to side when he came up.  I think he had noticed there is a bit of side to side play due to the rubber mount at the base of the C-drive housing connecting it to the keel.

 

Have any of you experienced something similar before?

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

Re: Companionway Door Seal - New Photos Album & Photos

eric freedman
 

Hi Gary,

Nice Job,

Where do I get the aircraft silicone rubber in the USA?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Silver via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:18 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Companionway Door Seal - New Photos Album & Photos

 

Hi all:  
I just posted a series of photographs showing the replacement of my companionway door seal.  I did this about 4 years ago.  I have owned the boat since new and the original Amel seal began failing at about year 10 and by year 13 demanded attention.  I was un-successful in obtaining original Amel material (no longer available).  I couldn't find anything in the automotive industry that I found suitable, so I fabricated my own.  I am an aircraft mechanic and almost daily utilize red silicone sheet rubber for engine baffling.  It is very durable and doesn't deform with fuel, oil, heat etc.  It has held up well for the last 4 years.  I fabricated from teak an obtuse triangular shim to hold the silicone seal material in place against the door in a squeegee like fashion.  The photos are in the album entitled:
"Modifications - Companionway Door Seal".  I'll try and post a dimensional drawing of the shim and a source for the seal material soon. 

Hope this may of be of use to some. 

Gary S Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000  #335
Puerto Del Rey Marina,  Puerto Rico

Re: propeller/engine vibration

eric freedman
 

Craig,

I usually look up the torque specifications for the bolt if I want it really tight.

Most times just tight to my touch with a wrench or socket.

I recall looking up the torque for the C drive bolt but I don’t recall it .

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Craig Briggs via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 8:45 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

Eric - is there a spec for the lbf (or N-m) to torque it to?
I just snug it with a socket wrench between "pretty tight and really tight" - seems fine.
My propeller, on the other hand, does specify 60 lbf for the shaft nut.
Craig

Re: propeller/engine vibration

Craig & Katherine Briggs
 

Eric - is there a spec for the lbf (or N-m) to torque it to?
I just snug it with a socket wrench between "pretty tight and really tight" - seems fine.
My propeller, on the other hand, does specify 60 lbf for the shaft nut.
Craig

Re: propeller/engine vibration

eric freedman
 

If you notice that the mastic is domed and not flat where the c drive is fastened to the Keel then you definitely have to remove the mastic clean up the area and clean the bolt. Make sure to apply grease and use a torque wrench if you have one to torque the bolt down tight. If you are in the water you can inspect the mastic and if it is domed you have a problem., If it is flat that is not your problem.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2019 4:52 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

There should be a stud/nut and possibly a bushing under that mastic on the bottom of the C-DRIVE. This stabilizes the C-DRIVE from any twisting due to thrust. Inspect it by removing the mastic. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 12:35 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

In the last few days I've noticed a strange, intermittent vibration that seems to be coming from my propeller.

 

We had the engine mounts and Vetus coupling rubber balls replaced in Le Marin a few months ago, and this vibration does not feel similar to the one from when those needed replacement (and the mounts and coupling still look and feel fine).  This vibration is almost unnoticeable in the cockpit, but you can feel it when trying to sleep in the aft cabin, particularly in your legs (i.e. far aft).  It is rather intermittent, only lasting a few "thumps" at a time.  It seems to correlate when the boat is strongly rolling from one side to the other and often goes away when we're at a constant heel.  It happens more frequently at lower RPMs and it goes away completely at about 2000 RPM and above.  Our C-drive oil and transmission fluid look good.  A diver confirmed our propeller is clean, though he did ask me if the propeller pivots side to side when he came up.  I think he had noticed there is a bit of side to side play due to the rubber mount at the base of the C-drive housing connecting it to the keel.

 

Have any of you experienced something similar before?

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

Re: Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

Alan Leslie
 

Eric,
No I didn't.
I'm not on Facebook anymore...I ditched it about 18 months ago.
Cheers
Alan 
Elyse SM437

Re: Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

eric freedman
 

Alan,

Did you see the photo on Facebook?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Alan Leslie
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2019 6:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

 

Hi Eric,

What is the "trick" to removing the coupling from the C drive ?

Cheers
Alan

Re: MANGO folding Table

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

Have you seen the Lugun table bracket. We have one on our Mango. They are brilliant, and can be easily removed or just swivelled out of the way.


On Sun., 7 Apr. 2019, 9:06 am Juan GV, <tortolacinco@...> wrote:
Hello Andre
Forgive me for the loss of your first email.
I attached the link with some schemes and especially photos of the folding table of the Tortola.


I guess and I hope it's clear enough.
The only important thing to know is that the  seat should be advanced a little forward (in the Tórtola  3 cm has been enough) in order to leave enough space for the two tabletops between the seat and the top of the machine room when it opens.

BR
Juan

El jue., 4 abr. 2019 11:18, Kaplan,Andre <kaplan@...> escribió:
Juan
Thanks so much for the photos of the cockpit table!

My email is:

Any further info on the table would be much appreciated

BR
Andre Kaplan
Mango 71 88


On Apr 4, 2019, at 11:04 AM, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Hello to the owner of a MANGO who has asked me for information on the Tórtola's folding table.
 
Unfortunately your email has disappeared from my inbox, possibly inadvertently erased by myself.

Here are some pictures of the table.  You can also find them i
n The following link. 



<IMG_28.jpg>

<IMG_35.jpg>

But If you want to build it you should send me your email again to give you the details.

Best regards
Juan
MANGO 56
Cartagena de Indias

Re: MANGO folding Table

Juan GV <tortolacinco@...>
 

Hello Andre
Forgive me for the loss of your first email.
I attached the link with some schemes and especially photos of the folding table of the Tortola.


I guess and I hope it's clear enough.
The only important thing to know is that the  seat should be advanced a little forward (in the Tórtola  3 cm has been enough) in order to leave enough space for the two tabletops between the seat and the top of the machine room when it opens.

BR
Juan


El jue., 4 abr. 2019 11:18, Kaplan,Andre <kaplan@...> escribió:
Juan
Thanks so much for the photos of the cockpit table!

My email is:

Any further info on the table would be much appreciated

BR
Andre Kaplan
Mango 71 88


On Apr 4, 2019, at 11:04 AM, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Hello to the owner of a MANGO who has asked me for information on the Tórtola's folding table.
 
Unfortunately your email has disappeared from my inbox, possibly inadvertently erased by myself.

Here are some pictures of the table.  You can also find them i
n The following link. 



<IMG_28.jpg>

<IMG_35.jpg>

But If you want to build it you should send me your email again to give you the details.

Best regards
Juan
MANGO 56
Cartagena de Indias

Re: Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

 

Alan,

I believe Eric is referring to using bolts and nuts to push it off.
image.png
Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 5:04 PM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hi Eric,

What is the "trick" to removing the coupling from the C drive ?

Cheers
Alan

Re: Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Eric,

What is the "trick" to removing the coupling from the C drive ?

Cheers
Alan

Re: Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

Jamie Wendell
 

Didier just replaced the coupling on my Amel 54. One of the bolt heads on the shaft brake sheared off leaving just the bolt behind. Luckily it did not come out completely, as that would have destroyed the gearbox and probably my relatively new engine. The Vetus coupling appeared just as in the photo - broken rubber and a couple of the bolts inside were actually sheared off. Had I gone even another 10 hours - well who knows. I saw the bolt-head in the bilge and knew something was not right. I watched it constantly until I arrived in Le Marin.

Didier at Le Marin Martinique is absolutely the best of the best. He replaced everything, which required him to lift up and slide the engine back, remove the gearbox, and even the inner part of the C-drive. A lot of work and all the time he was very calm and joking about the whole thing. Again, I cannot ask for better service and very reasonable costs, although you must pay him in cash.

He replaced all my engine mounts a couple years ago and was just as great then.

I am now a happy camper.
Jamie

Re: propeller/engine vibration

 

There should be a stud/nut and possibly a bushing under that mastic on the bottom of the C-DRIVE. This stabilizes the C-DRIVE from any twisting due to thrust. Inspect it by removing the mastic. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 12:35 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
Hi all,

In the last few days I've noticed a strange, intermittent vibration that seems to be coming from my propeller.

We had the engine mounts and Vetus coupling rubber balls replaced in Le Marin a few months ago, and this vibration does not feel similar to the one from when those needed replacement (and the mounts and coupling still look and feel fine).  This vibration is almost unnoticeable in the cockpit, but you can feel it when trying to sleep in the aft cabin, particularly in your legs (i.e. far aft).  It is rather intermittent, only lasting a few "thumps" at a time.  It seems to correlate when the boat is strongly rolling from one side to the other and often goes away when we're at a constant heel.  It happens more frequently at lower RPMs and it goes away completely at about 2000 RPM and above.  Our C-drive oil and transmission fluid look good.  A diver confirmed our propeller is clean, though he did ask me if the propeller pivots side to side when he came up.  I think he had noticed there is a bit of side to side play due to the rubber mount at the base of the C-drive housing connecting it to the keel.

Have any of you experienced something similar before?

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Charleston, SC, USA