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Re: Absence of boom-kickers on a 54

Ian Park
 

I’m guessing here but the SN and SM have a rope that ‘serves’ as a kicker. But with the full width main sheet track on the foredeck and then the preventer when fully downwind I haven’t had cause to need a kicker. I can get all the flattening I need on the mainsail from this combination.
Obviously I have no experience of the 54.

Ian

Ocean Hobo


Re: Absence of boom-kickers on a 54

 

I wish that I knew the answer. The base of the 54 mast has the hole for a shackle for a boom kicker.


Best,

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



On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 7:24 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
It may have been asked before, but does anyone know why both booms on a 54 are not equipped with a kicker to keep the boom down in aft winds?
It seems an omission but there may be a good reason for it that I can't see at the moment.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Volvo D3-110 belt changes

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Gang
The Official Volvo Maintenance Schedule requires change of Cam Belt/Timing Belt every 1400 hours.

300h for the Alternator Belt (also drives the Water-Pumps (inkl. Impeller-Pump) is quite low. As mentioned before, - maybe slip or other issues. 
BTW:
The Alternator Belt on my A-54 had 500h when I made Service with a certified Volvo technician from a Volvo dealer in Italy.
Volvo Technician said the Belt looks perfect and there is no need for change. He guarantied another 200h-300h lifetime. 

Fair winds
Ruedi  
"SY WASABI"
Amel 54. #55

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Freitag, 10. Mai 2019 um 17:14
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3-110 belt changes

The pulley that used to be on my Volvo has been changed to another model by a certified Volvo service shop in St. Martin 2 years ago. The change didn't impact the lifetime of my alternator belts.

In regards to the timing belt, based on the answer I received, I now think 1200h should be o.k., so I don't need to do this now at 800. If someone has pics and / sources to get the special tools, I'd appreciate. 

fair winds
Alex
SY NO STRESS 


Absence of boom-kickers on a 54

Arno Luijten
 

It may have been asked before, but does anyone know why both booms on a 54 are not equipped with a kicker to keep the boom down in aft winds?
It seems an omission but there may be a good reason for it that I can't see at the moment.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: BETA Motors

 

Dan,

Keep me posted on the outcome. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Tue, May 14, 2019, 2:35 PM Dan Wilcox via Groups.Io <dwilcox123=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you Bill.  I have been working with Stan and just purchased a Beta85 for Feierabend.  My Perkins M80T was not rebuildable do to failure of aft motor mounts (original) and water getting into the engine through the exhaust.  I have removed the tray and will be building it all back up over the next couple months.  I will take pictures to document the process, but if anyone has any special asks please forward them.

Thanks, Dan
Feierabend SM #86


SM Main Sail Furling Gearbox Black Mounting Rings

Gary Silver
 
Edited

Hi All:

The black composite mounting rings that are on top and bottom of the LeRoy Sommer gearbox for the furling of the main-sail on Liahona were cracked.  I ordered a set from Maud at Amel and when they arrived there were two identical parts.  However, the system requires two mirror image parts.  The top and bottom rings are mirror images otherwise the mounting holes don't line up.  I sent detailed photos of this to Maud and requested a top ring and a bottom ring (the bevel on the side and the mounting holes as well as the counter-bore for the gearbox are opposite each other) and Maud replied that they only had the one type.  I don't know if this was just a communication error or misunderstanding but I ultimately just drilled new mounting holes in the mounting rings in order to make it work. 

Perhaps you will have better luck when ordering if you order "one top ring and one bottom ring"  thereby specifying that you know they are indeed different parts.

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver 
s/v Liahona 
Amel SM2000 #335

PS  If you reference the last two pictures here you will note that the top mounting ring creates a reservoir for water entrapment around the furling fitting (NOT GOOD).  I attempted to remedy this by cutting a small relief channel in the lower face of the mounting ring to provide a drain (weep) hole / channel for water to exit this area.  Whether this will create a stress riser that will crack the material or not will only be revealed with time.  The original design however, in my opinion is flawed because it traps water in this critical area. 
Puerto Del Rey Marina, Puerto Rico


Re: BETA Motors

Dan Wilcox
 

Thank you Bill.  I have been working with Stan and just purchased a Beta85 for Feierabend.  My Perkins M80T was not rebuildable do to failure of aft motor mounts (original) and water getting into the engine through the exhaust.  I have removed the tray and will be building it all back up over the next couple months.  I will take pictures to document the process, but if anyone has any special asks please forward them.

Thanks, Dan
Feierabend SM #86


Engine mounting bolt length Maramu

James Alton
 

Hello,

   I am planning to remove and refurbish the original Amel mounts for my 1987 hull #220 Maramu when I return in June.  I would like to have new mounting bolts on hand.  I have removed two of the aft mounting bolts which measure 69 MM in length  as measured from under the head to the end of the bolt.  The bolt diameter is 12mm.  I am wondering if the bolt length for the forward bolts will be the same?    If the forward bolts are of a different length than the aft bolts would anyone know the length?

Thanks,

James Alton
SV Sueno
Maramu #220


Re: The two "sticks" on the genoa top swivel

Dean Gillies
 

Martin,
I’m interested in the spare sticks. I’m in Porto right now heading North to the UK over the season. 
Can you please drop me an email, stella at soundthinking dot com dot au
cheers
Dean


Re: FW: Support for LEROY SOMER gearbox

eric freedman
 

SORRY,

I THOUGHT THE REFERENCE WAS FOR THE RUBBER MOUNTS ON THE GEARBOX ASSEMBLY

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Ondra via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2019 7:02 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] FW: Support for LEROY SOMER gearbox

 

For those looking for the black mounting donuts. I looked into getting them machined locally, and it was double Amel’s price.

Mike

Aletes SM#240

 

From: Mail SAV AMEL <sav@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:22 AM
To: Mike Ondra <mdondra@...>
Subject: Support for LEROY SOMER gearbox

 

Dear Mike,

 

Sorry for my late confirmation. I was on vacation last week. Please find here attached 2 photos of the needed black support for your LEROY SOMER gearbox.

 

The price is 48.56 euros/ each without taxes and without transport.

 

Let me know the needed quantity and delivery address + phone and I will arrange shipment as soon as possible.

 

With my kindest regards,

 

Maud TOUILLET

Service clientèle/Customer service

sav@...

Phone : +33 (0) 546 55 00 75

 

 

 

JOIN THE AMEL COMMUNITY      

 

De : Mike Ondra [mailto:mdondra@...]
Envoyé : lundi 29 avril 2019 23:13
À : Mail SAV AMEL
Cc : Thomas Peacock
Objet : RE: Aluminum black pulley

 

Dear Maud,

I haven’t heard back on this quotation request. Please advise.

Thanks

Mike

 

Dear Maud,

I am not sure if I responded to your email of 3DEC18, but in any case I no longer am in need of the aluminum pulley.

I do have a need to replace the 4 plastic mounting bushings for the mainsail outhaul/furling motor assemblies (picture attached).

Please provide price and availability.

This is for 1999 SM#240 with the Leroy Summer gearboxes.

Thank you,

Mike Ondra

 

From: Maud TOUILLET <sav@...>
Sent: Monday, December 3, 2018 4:44 AM
To: Mike Ondra (mdondra@...) <mdondra@...>
Subject: Aluminum black pulley

 

Dear Mike,

 

Just a short message to inform you that I have just received the aluminum black pulley. I had 1 pair on the waiting list for you.

 

Do you confirm you still need this item? If so, could you please confirm a shipping address and phone number?

 

Sorry again for the delay.

 

With my kindest regards,

 

Maud TOUILLET

Service clientèle/Customer service

sav@...

Phone : +33 (0) 546 55 00 75

 

 

 

JOIN THE AMEL COMMUNITY      

 


FW: Support for LEROY SOMER gearbox

Mike Ondra
 

For those looking for the black mounting donuts. I looked into getting them machined locally, and it was double Amel’s price.

Mike

Aletes SM#240

 

From: Mail SAV AMEL <sav@...>
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:22 AM
To: Mike Ondra <mdondra@...>
Subject: Support for LEROY SOMER gearbox

 

Dear Mike,

 

Sorry for my late confirmation. I was on vacation last week. Please find here attached 2 photos of the needed black support for your LEROY SOMER gearbox.

 

The price is 48.56 euros/ each without taxes and without transport.

 

Let me know the needed quantity and delivery address + phone and I will arrange shipment as soon as possible.

 

With my kindest regards,

 

Maud TOUILLET

Service clientèle/Customer service

sav@...

Phone : +33 (0) 546 55 00 75

 

 

 

JOIN THE AMEL COMMUNITY      

 

De : Mike Ondra [mailto:mdondra@...]
Envoyé : lundi 29 avril 2019 23:13
À : Mail SAV AMEL
Cc : Thomas Peacock
Objet : RE: Aluminum black pulley

 

Dear Maud,

I haven’t heard back on this quotation request. Please advise.

Thanks

Mike

 

Dear Maud,

I am not sure if I responded to your email of 3DEC18, but in any case I no longer am in need of the aluminum pulley.

I do have a need to replace the 4 plastic mounting bushings for the mainsail outhaul/furling motor assemblies (picture attached).

Please provide price and availability.

This is for 1999 SM#240 with the Leroy Summer gearboxes.

Thank you,

Mike Ondra

 

From: Maud TOUILLET <sav@...>
Sent: Monday, December 3, 2018 4:44 AM
To: Mike Ondra (mdondra@...) <mdondra@...>
Subject: Aluminum black pulley

 

Dear Mike,

 

Just a short message to inform you that I have just received the aluminum black pulley. I had 1 pair on the waiting list for you.

 

Do you confirm you still need this item? If so, could you please confirm a shipping address and phone number?

 

Sorry again for the delay.

 

With my kindest regards,

 

Maud TOUILLET

Service clientèle/Customer service

sav@...

Phone : +33 (0) 546 55 00 75

 

 

 

JOIN THE AMEL COMMUNITY      

 


Re: SM2K Main Furler Gearbox & Motor Assembly shock absorbers and el. motor brushes

eric freedman
 

I believe I purchased something similar from McMaster Carr.

Google McMaster.

I would try a big alternator starter motor rebuild shop for the brushes.

However the brushes are made in different harnesses, I would try Amel first for both those things.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael & Robyn
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2019 3:36 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM2K Main Furler Gearbox & Motor Assembly shock absorbers and el. motor brushes

 

Dear Amel Group,

does anyone know where in the US to buy the cylindrical mounts / shock absorbers (4 black round rubber pieces with a through hole) that mount the furler motor / gearbox assembly to the main mast?

Also does anyone know the after market spare part number and supplier for the motor brushes for the LEROY SOMER MBT 86M electrical motor.
Same question for the bow thruster motor?

Best regards
Michael
SM2K #417 RIPPLE


Re: Pasarelle on 54

Peter Forbes
 

Bill,

In London - hell - Vicky and I are  in Rio so we missed you.

Peter

Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory
Farnham
DT11 8DE
07836 209730

On 13 May 2019, at 13:44, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Wolfgang,

Thanks for the information. eBay is always a source to check, and you got lucky. 

What happened to the world? You're in Annapolis and I am in London (for a few days).

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, May 13, 2019, 5:35 PM Wolfgang Weber via Groups.Io <webercardio=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill,
The rope for the Opacmare pasarelle is very expensive- 350 Euro.
I was lucky to find a new ( part 9324994926) on Ebay for 200 Euro.
Next time I will try to built a rope myself using a protection for sheets( 5 $/ft) and put inside a rubberline and small dyneema. 
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162 Annapolis 






SM2K Main Furler Gearbox & Motor Assembly shock absorbers and el. motor brushes

Michael & Robyn
 

Dear Amel Group,

does anyone know where in the US to buy the cylindrical mounts / shock absorbers (4 black round rubber pieces with a through hole) that mount the furler motor / gearbox assembly to the main mast?

Also does anyone know the after market spare part number and supplier for the motor brushes for the LEROY SOMER MBT 86M electrical motor.
Same question for the bow thruster motor?

Best regards
Michael
SM2K #417 RIPPLE


Slo Mo video AML 54-019 Amelia

ngtnewington Newington
 


Re: Toe pulley

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Merci Redouan,

I am contacting Mark ...

Hope he can do the pulley ...

Jean Luc


Le 13/05/2019 à 07:27, Red1 Stella SM359 a écrit :
Jean Luc, 

I have installed the SS units on Stella, they work fine and I would recommend them.  These are well made and definitely worth the price.

Regards,

Redouan Assar
SM359 Stella

On 13 May 2019, at 06:34, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Hi Jean-Luc,
I paid USD 446 for 2 sets of pulleys (same as the Amel alloy ones, but in stainless steel) including shipping to Australia.
Mark McGovern makes them.
Contact him on mfmcgovern@...
Best
Alan


Garanti sans virus. www.avast.com


Re: Pasarelle on 54

 

Wolfgang,

Thanks for the information. eBay is always a source to check, and you got lucky. 

What happened to the world? You're in Annapolis and I am in London (for a few days).

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Mon, May 13, 2019, 5:35 PM Wolfgang Weber via Groups.Io <webercardio=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill,
The rope for the Opacmare pasarelle is very expensive- 350 Euro.
I was lucky to find a new ( part 9324994926) on Ebay for 200 Euro.
Next time I will try to built a rope myself using a protection for sheets( 5 $/ft) and put inside a rubberline and small dyneema. 
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162 Annapolis 






Re: Toe pulley

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Super,

Thank you I will contact Mark ...

Merci

Jean Luc



Le 13/05/2019 à 05:34, Alan Leslie a écrit :
Hi Jean-Luc,
I paid USD 446 for 2 sets of pulleys (same as the Amel alloy ones, but in stainless steel) including shipping to Australia.
Mark McGovern makes them.
Contact him on mfmcgovern@...
Best
Alan

Garanti sans virus. www.avast.com


Re: Pasarelle on 54

Wolfgang Weber <webercardio@...>
 

Hi Bill,
The rope for the Opacmare pasarelle is very expensive- 350 Euro.
I was lucky to find a new ( part 9324994926) on Ebay for 200 Euro.
Next time I will try to built a rope myself using a protection for sheets( 5 $/ft) and put inside a rubberline and small dyneema. 
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162 Annapolis 






Re: Electric Motor for SM main outhaul/furler

David Vogel
 

Thanks Bob,

 

Yes, Didier, he is a real gem.  He did our engine mounts in 2017, and the new wire-mesh filter (and stop-cocks) for the ONAN in 2018.  Most comforting to know that the impeller is still intact.

 

I’ll try to track down some InterProtect here in Panama before we leave, and that can be another of the many little projects for when we’re whiling away the time, twiddling our thumbs with nothing else to do out in the remote Pacific.  Ha - dreamin!  (In the meantime, it the motor is safely tucked away and vacuum-sealed.)

 

Blue skies,

 

David&Leanne

SM#396/Perigee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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