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Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Gerhard Mueller
 

The bolt/screw underneath the steering is for fixing the steering wheel so it doesn't turn anymore neither by hand nor by autopilot.
As there is so much missing and damaged of this steering I suggest to install a quite new steering e.g. a hydraulik steering:


--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Fridge Door Missing!

Gerhard Mueller
 

You will not find a door for a fridge more than 40 years old.
Better buy a new fridge which fits into the place of the old one.
I have found a new fridge which fits exactly into the place of my Sharki.


--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Re: Good Article on How Racor Fuel Filters Work

Matt Salatino
 

Excellent article, thanks!

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 23, 2019, at 9:08 AM, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

I found a good article on how Racor fuel filters work and thought I would share it here since many of us have these on our boats:  https://www.racornews.com/single-post/2016/1/25/Mythbusters-Fuel-Filters

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


Re: Electric heads on Supermaramu

 

Ian,

You are correct. Jabsco changed the base part. I think the change was about 1998.

--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 3:58 AM ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Kent and Iris,

Thank you. I will look at that bolt.

 Interestingly ( annoyingly--as a replacement for  your base seems available) I appear to have a slightly different base from that which you show, although our boats are not far apart  ( 243 and 302)

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Kilada, Greece

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: 21 October 2019 22:53
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Electric heads on Supermaramu
 
I had the same problem Ian.  I did a “temporary” fix with a piece of 1/2” Starboard shaped to span the holes where the break is.  To complicate matters further, one of the bolts was seized to the mild steel backing plate and I broke the head off trying to get it out.  The backing plate is quite a bit below the surface, and drilling it out left a hole that was impossible to rethread.  I used a Mr Toggle bolt which leaves a reusable female thread below the old backing plate.  It has held up beautifully for ~4 years...we’ll, maybe not aesthetically, but pretty is as pretty does.



Kent & Iris
Kristy SM 243
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Oct 21, 2019, at 12:55 PM, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

Mark
Well I have not yet bought the new head just decided, that is probably the best option. The reason for the inspection hatch was to get access to the bolt heads below the surface as one of the holes was "enlarged" and had no thread. But to no good for this time as the hole to fasten the head was down into a hollow beam so no access, but next time it will be easy to attache the new head with the hatch in place.
Paul


Re: Spurs Cutter Installation

 

You do not drill any holes. You change the oil drain plug for a new one with the "V" holder made to the plug. You get this part from Amel. See below, snippet from my book.
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--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 5:50 AM Randall Walker <lladnarowen@...> wrote:
Is your C drive like this I know 53 an 54 you just bolt it to the shaft.

Randall,
A-54 #56

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>
Sent: October 22, 2019 6:25 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Spurs Cutter Installation
 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,
I am thinking about getting a SPURS LINE CUTTER on my SN.
However, I feel uncomfortable drilling holes in the cdrive to install the holding block.
Can you please share your experiences and possibly post some pictures?

Thanks!
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Good Article on How Racor Fuel Filters Work

Mark McGovern
 

I found a good article on how Racor fuel filters work and thought I would share it here since many of us have these on our boats:  https://www.racornews.com/single-post/2016/1/25/Mythbusters-Fuel-Filters

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


Re: Headsail furler issues

Adam Body
 

Good idea ..thanks Craig.
--
Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994


Amel Euros 41 1976 - Fridge Door Missing!

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello

At some point in its life, the fridge door was removed and the space used as storage. Sacrilege!

I know this is a long shot but does anyone know of a spare fridge door or have a suggestion of how to reinstate this?

Regards

Andrew


Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello all,

This is my first post on what will be a long term project boat. It's working and sailing but it needs some love and attention after the previous owner just found it too much for him at his stage in life. 

Thus my first question I hope you can help me with please.

The steering is moving in/out and I am trying to disassemble to see what's going on. The sprocket looks to have a possible aftermarket bolt drilled (removed from the pic) to hold it onto the shaft, but it's not budging anyway. However I can't see how to release on the other side (steering wheel). 

There is a bolt/screw underneath the steering but that too is rock solid. Should it turn/pull if so what for?

Many thanks in advance for any help received.

Andrew


Re: Spurs Cutter Installation

Randall Walker
 

Is your C drive like this I know 53 an 54 you just bolt it to the shaft.

Randall,
A-54 #56


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>
Sent: October 22, 2019 6:25 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Spurs Cutter Installation
 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,
I am thinking about getting a SPURS LINE CUTTER on my SN.
However, I feel uncomfortable drilling holes in the cdrive to install the holding block.
Can you please share your experiences and possibly post some pictures?

Thanks!
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Electric heads on Supermaramu

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Paul,

 Thanks . The old base that you show is the one that I have and for which I can't find a replacement.  I like your solution to get access underneath.

 Ian and Judy, Pen azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...>
Sent: 21 October 2019 15:35
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Electric heads on Supermaramu
 
Ian and Judy
I have the same issue, one of the heads bases I manage to salvage by adding very large washers of aluminium, but the other one is probably to much work to fox, so I thinking of Buying a new Jabsco. I put in an inspection hatch to get access under. see photo

Paul on SY Kerpa AM#259


Re: Electric heads on Supermaramu

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Kent and Iris,

Thank you. I will look at that bolt.

 Interestingly ( annoyingly--as a replacement for  your base seems available) I appear to have a slightly different base from that which you show, although our boats are not far apart  ( 243 and 302)

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai@...>
Sent: 21 October 2019 22:53
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Electric heads on Supermaramu
 
I had the same problem Ian.  I did a “temporary” fix with a piece of 1/2” Starboard shaped to span the holes where the break is.  To complicate matters further, one of the bolts was seized to the mild steel backing plate and I broke the head off trying to get it out.  The backing plate is quite a bit below the surface, and drilling it out left a hole that was impossible to rethread.  I used a Mr Toggle bolt which leaves a reusable female thread below the old backing plate.  It has held up beautifully for ~4 years...we’ll, maybe not aesthetically, but pretty is as pretty does.



Kent & Iris
Kristy SM 243
karkauai@...
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Oct 21, 2019, at 12:55 PM, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

Mark
Well I have not yet bought the new head just decided, that is probably the best option. The reason for the inspection hatch was to get access to the bolt heads below the surface as one of the holes was "enlarged" and had no thread. But to no good for this time as the hole to fasten the head was down into a hollow beam so no access, but next time it will be easy to attache the new head with the hatch in place.
Paul


Re: Outhaul on Supermaramu

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Gary,

 Thanks.  I did replace the rubber washers but should have done so earlier as the distortion of the holes had already started and , needless to say, once it started it only got worse. 

 A stitch in time....

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 , Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...>
Sent: 21 October 2019 13:19
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Outhaul on Supermaramu
 
Ian and Judy:

As to the elongating of the holes in the boom mounting plate.  This occurs due to the torque that is applied to those mounting holes each time the out-haul is used.  Originally Amel fitted rubber grommets around the mounting bolts to prevent contact between the mounting bolts and the aluminum  (for corrosion protection, shock mounting, and to prevent mounting plate wear).  Those soon deteriorate but are readily available for replacement.  If you notice your out-haul assembly moving back and forth with activation of the outhaul (in either direction) it is probably time to replace the rubber grommets.  I don't recall the size off hand, but the specifications take into account the thickness of the "groove" to match the mounting plate, the ID for the bolt and the "groove" diameter for the mounting plate. 

Gary S. Silver, M.D.
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335


Better photo of Rack for steering

eric freedman
 

Sorry the original photo came out poorly

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Miles
 

I have an MDKAL on my SM 216, that I would like to get a replacement elbow for.  It seems the different models might have been used interchangeably  for a while.  Is this correct?  In any case, I would be happy to go in with anyone having a replacement made for a MDKAL.

Regards,

Miles

SM216 Ladybug, now in Newport, soon in Martinique


Spurs Cutter Installation

Bernd Spanner
 
Edited

Hello,
I am thinking about getting a SPURS LINE CUTTER on my SN.
However, I feel uncomfortable drilling holes in the cdrive to install the holding block.
Can you please share your experiences and possibly post some pictures?

Thanks!
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Wood tool for servicing Bow thruster

 

I do. I will send it to you. 

Best,

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

On Tue, Oct 22, 2019, 3:46 PM Nicolas Klene via Groups.Io <laixoi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Amelien 
After being told by Maud in La Rochelle that Amel was out of stock for a while , I would like to know if somebody has the specs of that tool, , to have one made ,or perhaps a spare one to sell . I haven't got one on board unfortunately.
Thanks 
Nick 
SV DarNico
SM471


Wood tool for servicing Bow thruster

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Amelien 
After being told by Maud in La Rochelle that Amel was out of stock for a while , I would like to know if somebody has the specs of that tool, , to have one made ,or perhaps a spare one to sell . I haven't got one on board unfortunately.
Thanks 
Nick 
SV DarNico
SM471


Re: Super Maramu stern bumper painting

James Cromie
 

Thank you for everyone’s responses. (you saved me some money!)
-James

On Oct 21, 2019, at 9:29 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

No primer, but sand well. 

Best,

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

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 9:07 PM James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Great.  Thank you.  Is any primer necessary, or simply pile on the coats?

-James
On Oct 19, 2019, at 10:01 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

James,

Ditto on what Karen said. It is water base, flexible, and will need 3-5 coats. 

Best,

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

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 7:49 PM Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Use paint made for inflatable dinghies. The bumper is made of dense closed cell polyurethane foam. We have used the West Marine Brand with excellent luck by following preparation directions _exactly_.  We re-paint once a year and have never had a failure of the paint. 

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--top-coating-for-inflatable-boats-gray-quart--P010_301_001_501  (Pick your favorite color!)

Anything else will be too brittle and crack off, epoxy will be even worse.  You really should use a water based paint, since some solvents can attack the surface of the closed cell foam leaving you worse off than before you started.

Painting this part BEFORE it needs it is key to keeping it protected from UV and having a long lasting, good looking, bumper.  They are expensive, and sometime hard to get. Take good care of it and it will last a very long time.







Re: Freshwater pump

James Cromie
 

Eric - I have the Sureflo Aqua King II on my boat - It was actually installed by the previous owner. So, for around 5 - 6 yrs, I have not had any problems with respect to leaks at fittings, etc. (I leave the water pump on all the time while I’m on the boat.   It is a good pump, I’m happy with its performance, and I keep a spare.  You can adjust the demand sensitivity on it, though I’ve never changed it from the factory setting.  

The Parmax might be a little less expensive.  

-James

On Oct 21, 2019, at 10:59 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:


---------- Original Message ----------
From: eric <kimberlite@...>
To: Amel Owners <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Date: October 21, 2019 at 9:58 PM
Subject: Freshwater pump

I was thinking of changing out my original fresh water pump for a Sureflo Aqua King.My only concern is that the shutoff pressure is 55 PSI, 3.8 Bar.It is an on demand pump and puts out 18 liters per minute.

Has anyone installed this pump ? 

The pressure can be reduced however, I do not know how low it will go.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite