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Re: Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

All good, it is a Generic Indicator 24 VDC Lamp T5 5mm, commonly used in the automotive industry. 5 cost $9, hate to know what it cost to run around town trying to look for the whole unit, ridiculous.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM#171

On 03/08/19 09:22, Mark Erdos wrote:

Hi Barry,

 

What light in the panel are you looking to replace? Is this the freshwater pump light? If so, there is a bulb inside the housing.

 

 

I used these (yellow) to replace the lights on the panel indicating the freezers we on. They fit with a little adhesive to hold in place. If your hole is too big, consider putting an o-ring on the new light and gluing it to the panel with a dab of contact cement.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 8:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171

 

On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

eric freedman
 

Hi ,
Here is a photo of a wrench that I made to tighten the nut. It is made from a piece of 6 mm aluminum stock and cut out with a band saw.

You can also make a long "L" shaped piece of stainless steel the vertical part of the L will hold the nut in place and the horizontal section is drilled for screws and this screws into the base below the nut.

I expanded the stuffing box and now have 5 pieces of packing in the stuffing box. I have kept the packing in a plastic zip lock bag taped with duct tape near the rudder stock along with a packing nut.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:54 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

As it happens I’ve just ordered a new nut together with the packing material for our boat.
Regrettably the nut is not on stock at Amel, they just ordered new ones themselves but it will be September before they are back on stock.
Looking at your picture you seem to have enough room to tighten the nut 1/6 or 1/3 turn.
Be careful as the nut is made of nylon. A rudder gland should not leak at all. The packing material is grease saturated and should keep the water out.
Use a good fitting wrench to tighten the nut and turn it slowly. Do 1/6th of a turn and first assess the result before turning it any more. If movement is extremely hard, the packing material needs to be replaced first.

Regards,
Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: Port and Door Holders...

eric freedman
 

What are you referring to with respect to “ mushrooms”?

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Port and Door Holders...

 

I bought 8 from Amel while they still had them. I suspect some are still aboard BeBe. 

Best,

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

 

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 7:59 PM Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

i have the same issue with degraded black rubber mushrooms.  Did you find a solution?

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM 419
Rockland,  Maine

Re: Shore power contactor burnt out

eric freedman
 

Hi Eamonn,

That type of manual switch is called a transfer switch.

Did you also install a galvanic isolator in the circuit while you were rewiring the boat?

What type of housing did you enclose the circuit breaker in your aft lazarette?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eamonn Washington
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 4:10 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Shore power contactor burnt out

 

Hi Eric

The contactor is an automatic switch that selects either the power from the shore or the generator.  The manual switch does the same job, just manually.  I bought a Schneider Electric rotary switch rated for 32A, with an off position between the shore and generator position.  It is inside the same box in the cockpit locker, except the selector is inside the galley to port of the existing generator start switch.

My Stator was rewound for 610 euros including VAT, and was assembled (with difficulty) in the engine room.  It all works now.  I also installed the 20A bipolar trip switches in the aft lazerette that Bill suggested, and I took the opportunity to replace the full length of the shore power cable (right up to the rotary switch).

All the electrical work was done by an electrician.

Best regards
--
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

Arno Luijten
 

As it happens I’ve just ordered a new nut together with the packing material for our boat.
Regrettably the nut is not on stock at Amel, they just ordered new ones themselves but it will be September before they are back on stock.
Looking at your picture you seem to have enough room to tighten the nut 1/6 or 1/3 turn.
Be careful as the nut is made of nylon. A rudder gland should not leak at all. The packing material is grease saturated and should keep the water out.
Use a good fitting wrench to tighten the nut and turn it slowly. Do 1/6th of a turn and first assess the result before turning it any more. If movement is extremely hard, the packing material needs to be replaced first.

Regards,
Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: Port and Door Holders...

 

I bought 8 from Amel while they still had them. I suspect some are still aboard BeBe. 

Best,

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

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 7:59 PM Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

i have the same issue with degraded black rubber mushrooms.  Did you find a solution?

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM 419
Rockland,  Maine

Re: Port and Door Holders...

Mark McGovern
 

Mark,

We had several of these mushrooms completely missing when we bought our SM ~2 years ago and could not find replacements anywhere.  My extremely clever wife Denise came up with a "temporary" solution that is still working to this day.  She used Sugru Mouldable Glue to make her own mushrooms and they have been working great for 2 years now. 

In the USA it's available online at Amazon, Target, Walmart, eBay, etc. However, its a UK based company so I am sure it available in the EU/UK as well. 

Some pics of one of her handmade mushrooms as well as the Sugru box are attached below:  
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We have also have had surprisingly good success using this to fix some broken "fingers" on cabin top lockers. It really is great stuff to have around the boat! 

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

Mark, where did you purchase the globes from?

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

On 03/08/19 09:22, Mark Erdos wrote:

Hi Barry,

 

What light in the panel are you looking to replace? Is this the freshwater pump light? If so, there is a bulb inside the housing.

 

 

I used these (yellow) to replace the lights on the panel indicating the freezers we on. They fit with a little adhesive to hold in place. If your hole is too big, consider putting an o-ring on the new light and gluing it to the panel with a dab of contact cement.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 8:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171

 

On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

 


Re: VP MD22L

Mark McGovern
 

Bernd,

I was going to tell you to pressure test the other inlet/outlet of the heat exchanger but you are obviously way ahead of me!  Please let is know how this turns out and best of luck to you!

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: Port and Door Holders...

Mark Pitt
 

Hi Bill,

i have the same issue with degraded black rubber mushrooms.  Did you find a solution?

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM 419
Rockland,  Maine

Re: Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

You are quite correct, the front does come off to reveal a globe. I was being over cautious removing it but it does clip off. Thank you.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

On 03/08/19 09:22, Mark Erdos wrote:

Hi Barry,

 

What light in the panel are you looking to replace? Is this the freshwater pump light? If so, there is a bulb inside the housing.

 

 

I used these (yellow) to replace the lights on the panel indicating the freezers we on. They fit with a little adhesive to hold in place. If your hole is too big, consider putting an o-ring on the new light and gluing it to the panel with a dab of contact cement.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 8:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171

 

On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

 


Re: Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

Hi Mark, the Bildge RED pilot light is dead, I was going to have a couple of spares, green, red or whatever available. My fridge and freezer are the type you mentioned previously and are readily available here in AUS.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

On 03/08/19 09:22, Mark Erdos wrote:

Hi Barry,

 

What light in the panel are you looking to replace? Is this the freshwater pump light? If so, there is a bulb inside the housing.

 

 

I used these (yellow) to replace the lights on the panel indicating the freezers we on. They fit with a little adhesive to hold in place. If your hole is too big, consider putting an o-ring on the new light and gluing it to the panel with a dab of contact cement.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 8:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171

 

On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

 


Re: Pilot Lights

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Barry,

 

What light in the panel are you looking to replace? Is this the freshwater pump light? If so, there is a bulb inside the housing.

 

 

I used these (yellow) to replace the lights on the panel indicating the freezers we on. They fit with a little adhesive to hold in place. If your hole is too big, consider putting an o-ring on the new light and gluing it to the panel with a dab of contact cement.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 8:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171

 

On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

 

Re: Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171


On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171


Re: Pilot Lights

Mark Erdos
 

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Hi Kent & Iris, and the Amel community in general,

Sorry I cannot comment on the shelf life of the packing material but I do have a question regarding the packing nut and stuffing box. A small leak was noticed after our passage from Panama to Nuku Hiva. Just wondering if there's anything special with tightening the nut. My plan is to fit a large wrench, give it a ~1/8th turn and tighten up the siezing wire. Is it that simple?

I know other stuffing box designs sometimes want a very slow drip to help with lubrication. Maybe that is only for propshaft stuffing boxes? Just want to make sure I understand the Amel design before doing anything. Should it be 100% leakproof and dry?

Photos attached to show what it looks like on Trilogy.

Thanks,
Mike & Hannah
SV Trilogy
Kauehi, Tuamotus



On Mon, 29 Jul 2019, 08:47 karkauai via Groups.Io, <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
We are stocking up on spare parts for our S Pacific cruise.  I am wondering about shelf life of the packing for the rudder stuffing box.  In 10 years I have only had to tighten the nut about 1/8 turn to stop a small leak.  It’s 20 years old so I want to be prepared if I need to change it.  Will this packing last indefinitely?  What if I vacuum seal it?

How much would you carry for a 5-10 year cruise?

As usual, thanks in advance for any thoughts.
Kent & Iris

Re: This should interest all members, especially Amel yacht owners

Brent Cameron
 

Bill, speaking as one of those who really, really, wants to own an Amel but doesn’t yet have one, I find those “maintenance issues” posts fascinating and one key way to learn more about the brand and the different models.  When I finally pull the trigger, I feel like I will really know where to go to get help on any problem I could face - this forum (after using your excellent school of course!).  This forum is unparalleled in the depth of the information on models, potential issues, maintenance tips and tricks, recommendations and even cruising ground advice - it is one of the key reasons I am totally sold on Amel over competing manufacturers (plus all Amel owners are just so damn smart and good looking so who wouldn’t want to be one!).  

Don’t apologize for those kinds of posts…. even though we’ve seen hundreds of posts on how to replace bow thruster seals, I read every one and learn a bit more each time so that when I finally do get my Amel, I know that I should be able to tackle just about anything with reference to those of you who have shared your hard won experience.  

For those new owners, you may wish to update your name/boat in the Amel Owner’s Registry  https://tinyurl.com/AmelRegistry by submitting the update form at: https://tinyurl.com/AmelRegistryUpdate.  We don’t post links to this outside the forum so your information should be safe there.  I have yet to hear of anyone getting spammed as a result of this and you get to decide how much, if any, information you would like to share in any case.  

Brent Cameron, Future Amel Owner and Amel Registry Moderator.

On Aug 1, 2019, 6:11 PM -0400, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>, wrote:
All owners and all non-owners interested in the Amel Brand:

In the month of July, we added 31 new members to the Amel Yacht Owners Group. 
There were 20 new members who were "Interested in buying an Amel."
There were 11 Amel owners, including several Amel 50 owners and one Amel 60 owner (he has not received his 60 yet)

Also we currently have over 1,000 members who receive each of our postings.

It must be daunting to those "Interested in Amel" to see all of the postings regarding maintenance issues. I hope they understand that when a group has this many members, there will be a substantial number of maintenance issues that we want to share. That said, I am sure that 99% of the owners consider their Amel the best and safest ocean sailing yacht available.

Please consider the fact that someone asking you a question may not own an Amel.....YET!

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

+1(832) 380-4970

--
Brent Cameron

Future Super Maramu 2000 Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada

Re: VP MD22L

Bernd Spanner
 

I already isolated the water heat exchanger. Still same.
getting the salt water result I checked the freeze point of the coolant versus the sea water. What was in the heat exchanger had the same freezing point as the ocean so i tried a drop. Definitely salt water 
i did pressure checkes on every single tube in the heat ex. All good! Its now back in the engine. i used a high torque on the seals and also added some sealant.
will see over the coming weeks if it’s fixed.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

Re: This should interest all members, especially Amel yacht owners

Theo s/v Paloma
 

My wife and I are thoroughly enjoying our new Amel 50. Personally, I really appreciate the thought (Amel philosophy) that went in to designing our boat. As with anything man-made, our boat requires maintenance, which makes me even more thankful that I own an Amel.

Looking forward to enjoying life on the water and taking care of our boat for many years to come.

Theo.
s/v Paloma, Amel 50 #18