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Re: Greasing stegring cables

smiles bernard
 

Hi there 
I thought it would be interesting to note that on the mid 80s Maramus with morse 401 commander rack and pinion steering system each rack has a grease nipple so this sounds like a good idea as an upgrade for the ultraflex system imo. 

All the best
Miles
Maramu 162


On 23 Nov 2019, at 21:32, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Pat,

The potential grease port location I spoke of may be easy to reach on one rack, but I am not sure about the other. See below.
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 3:19 PM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat,

I haven't considered that. I assume that you are referring to the racks...the steering cable is sealed.

I assume that the "leaking grease" is coming from the rack housing at one end or the other. If I recall these ends are not perfectly sealed. And as the toothed rack moves back and forth, it could push excess grease toward the ends of the rack housing.

Keep in mind that it is the steel toothed racks inside each rack housing that will fail with excess wear and that excess wear will be very close to the center of each rack. I believe this is wear caused by the autopilot "back and forth motion." It may also be caused by securing the helm in a center position while anchored.

Amel SAV said that they are going to be sourcing these steel toothed racks and have them available, even though the original manufacturer, Ultraflex, has stopped producing them. See the worn rack below:
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One rack has teeth pointed upward, the other rack teeth are pointed downward. Tooth orientation, along with primarily 
center wear, should be considered when adding grease/fitting.
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Translation:Corrugated Washer ---- Teflon half-rings

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Possibly, the cover shown below can be drilled to inject grease. If so, this would be a fairly easy modification that could possibly add years of service to the racks. 
I am worried that the metal is to thin to take a thread tap. If that is true, possibly it could be drilled, grease injected and a rubber plug inserted. I know there are a few owners who can answer this question. We may need a volunteer to study this further.
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 1:55 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, For some years now I have had a minor leak of grease from the rack&pinion . What do you think about adding a nipple to put a little grease back into the unit .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Nov 23, 2019 9:52 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Greasing stegring cables

The cables are sealed.

The racks and pinion have to be disassembled to add grease. 

Best,

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

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 7:32 AM Arthur Sundqvist <arthur@...> wrote:
How and where do I Grease the Steering Cables?
arthur sundqvist
sm435. Vista
Fair winds.....

Re: Bowthruster works only one way

David Cummane
 

Paul, I recently had an intermittent one way bow thruster issue and it was being caused by the switch under the joystick beginning to fail.  On the SM it is pretty easy to lift the black bow thruster direction panel and have a look at the switch.

A replacement joystick 🕹 switch did the trick.

David
Ker Marie
SM#101

On 2 Dec 2019, at 23:35, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Mark,

 

That’s a useful document as it looks like it tells me exactly how to troubleshoot my problem. However, before I got a chance to use it properly the problem disappeared which, fortunate as it may seem, is also unfortunate in that I now don’t know the cause was!

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark & Debbie Mueller
Sent: 29 November 2019 14:36
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bowthruster works only one way

 

I am assuming that the bow thruster extends and retracts OK.  We had a similar problem that turned out to be the solenoid pack mounted on the side of the bow thruster motor.  It had corroded and would operate in only on direction.  I have attached the trouble shooting guide from Side Power.  Some have rebuilt the solenoid(s) - I was not able to and replaced the solenoid pack.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: SM- New rigging.

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Alan,

I’d love to see the quote.

In the meantime, I’ll look him up and ask for a quote.

Cheers


Jean-Pierre Germain



On 3 Dec 2019, at 19:56, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Hi JP,

In 2014 we had all the standing rigging on Elyse replaced by Phil Ash at Gulf Harbour Rigging.
He is probably one of the best if not THE best rigger in New Zealand.
He has re-rigged a number of Super Maramus over the years and knows everything needed to do the job properly.
It would be worth the trip.

I can send you his quote privately if you like.
 
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: SM- New rigging.

Alan Leslie
 

Hi JP,

In 2014 we had all the standing rigging on Elyse replaced by Phil Ash at Gulf Harbour Rigging.
He is probably one of the best if not THE best rigger in New Zealand.
He has re-rigged a number of Super Maramus over the years and knows everything needed to do the job properly.
It would be worth the trip.

I can send you his quote privately if you like.
 
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Bowthruster works only one way

Peter Forbes
 

Hi Mark,

Could you send me that trouble shooting guide to A 54 bowthruster - I have never really understood properly how it functions with the relays?

Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory 
Farnham
Blandford
DT11 8 DE
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 2 Dec 2019, at 22:35, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Mark,

 

That’s a useful document as it looks like it tells me exactly how to troubleshoot my problem. However, before I got a chance to use it properly the problem disappeared which, fortunate as it may seem, is also unfortunate in that I now don’t know the cause was!

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark & Debbie Mueller
Sent: 29 November 2019 14:36
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bowthruster works only one way

 

I am assuming that the bow thruster extends and retracts OK.  We had a similar problem that turned out to be the solenoid pack mounted on the side of the bow thruster motor.  It had corroded and would operate in only on direction.  I have attached the trouble shooting guide from Side Power.  Some have rebuilt the solenoid(s) - I was not able to and replaced the solenoid pack.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

SM- New rigging.

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Gang,

We are planning to replace our rigging before proceeding W from NZ in the new season.

I have found a very competent rigger but he wishes to have a full rigging plan in order to get the proper components.

I found a "link" but when I want to save it to an email... it went pfffttt... and disappeared in the www.  Can someone help me?

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007 in NZ.

Re: Panama recommendations : Pacific coast

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

There is an online Panama Cruising guide...

Re: Bowthruster works only one way

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Mark,

 

That’s a useful document as it looks like it tells me exactly how to troubleshoot my problem. However, before I got a chance to use it properly the problem disappeared which, fortunate as it may seem, is also unfortunate in that I now don’t know the cause was!

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark & Debbie Mueller
Sent: 29 November 2019 14:36
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bowthruster works only one way

 

I am assuming that the bow thruster extends and retracts OK.  We had a similar problem that turned out to be the solenoid pack mounted on the side of the bow thruster motor.  It had corroded and would operate in only on direction.  I have attached the trouble shooting guide from Side Power.  Some have rebuilt the solenoid(s) - I was not able to and replaced the solenoid pack.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: ZF25. Transmission Gearbox. FILTER

Gerhard Mueller
 

In the owner manual ZF recommends oil change and filter change after 300 hours or each year.
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Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Re: ZF25. Transmission Gearbox. FILTER

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Arthur;

 

I believe annually and we replace at 200 hour engine oil changes all together. This makes sense to us, although not sure if it is as recommended by ZF.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arthur Sundqvist via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2019 9:02 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] ZF25. Transmission Gearbox. FILTER

 

How often does the filter need to be changed?
How many hours??

Fair Winds to all.

arthur Sundqvist
SM435. VISTA

ZF25. Transmission Gearbox. FILTER

Arthur Sundqvist
 

How often does the filter need to be changed?
How many hours??

Fair Winds to all.

arthur Sundqvist
SM435. VISTA

Re: Mast painting Amel Super Maramu

Jean-Pierre Massicotte
 

Hello I bought 7 years ago a Santorin, i did drop the 2 mast down and treated the corroded area and repaint both mast. Now after those years and a cruise around the world the 2 masts still look very good. I did not change at the time the pad since there where no crack or visible damage. I believe the old pad are more durable than the newer version.
Congratulations and enjoy your Amel.

Regards

Jean Pierre Massicotte
S/V Vanille , Santorin # 51


On Mon., Dec. 2, 2019, 12:06 Jarek Zemlo, <zemlo.jarek@...> wrote:
Hello to Everyone

After searching for almost 1,5 years I found my AMEL SM. Last week I became proud owner of AMEL SM 201. I am going through some repair work at the moment and look for advice regarding mast paint. There are several places where paint is showing corrosion underneath. Is it best to strip the mast to bear aluminium or better sand lightly the paint, repair corrosion and paint over the old well prepared paint layer?

Also have doubt if I should replace the mast foot pads. They look very good and no cracks (see picture), but maybe too old and shoud be replaced?

Look also for contact details to AMEL spare parts service in Europe (France preferably).

Still searching for a name, once is done will all let you know.
Thank you all in advance

Best regards

Jarek Zemlo

Re: Mast painting Amel Super Maramu

Jarek Zemlo
 


Is it possible to order plastic sail protection that rans along the mast where sail is entering the mast?


Missing pictures of my mast foot pads
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Mast painting Amel Super Maramu

Jarek Zemlo
 

Hello to Everyone

After searching for almost 1,5 years I found my AMEL SM. Last week I became proud owner of AMEL SM 201. I am going through some repair work at the moment and look for advice regarding mast paint. There are several places where paint is showing corrosion underneath. Is it best to strip the mast to bear aluminium or better sand lightly the paint, repair corrosion and paint over the old well prepared paint layer?

Also have doubt if I should replace the mast foot pads. They look very good and no cracks (see picture), but maybe too old and shoud be replaced?

Look also for contact details to AMEL spare parts service in Europe (France preferably).

Still searching for a name, once is done will all let you know.
Thank you all in advance

Best regards

Jarek Zemlo

Panama recommendations : Pacific coast

James Cromie
 

Hello fellows.

I would like to ask advice from the group regarding
Preferred marinas near Panama City where others have berthed their boats.  I have heard Vista Mar is good, and Balboa possibly.    

Are there any decent supermarkets near Vista Mar, or must one travel to Panama City for that?

Are snubbers necessary at either marina when tying up to the slip?

Many thanks.

James
Sv Soteria #347
Cartagena

Rig tuning A55

Joerg Esdorn
 

Does anyone have a procedure to tune the rig on the A55?  As is to be expected, my rig has stretched a bit after 4 seasons and I have tightened the lowers and the backstay on the main mast a few turns but I don’t think it is enough.  I think I also need to tighten the discontinuous Intermediates and the mizzen shrouds.  The uppers are tight to leeward going upwind but the lowers and intermediates to leeward are visibly loose in 15 kn or more.  so are the lowers on the mizzen mast.   On one of my race boats, I had a Loos tension gauge to make sure the rig was in tune for the conditions but I hope I can do this without.  

Many thanks!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem

Re: Refrigerator replacement 1998 SM

Mark Barter
 

Hi Liz,

I have seen the photographs of this installation and it looks great. Our SM looks identical to yours so I am sure the fridge that you fitted would also fit our SM.

Do you know the model number please?

Many thanks
Mark
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110

Navigation Lights

Mark Barter
 

Our SM only has masthead navigation lights so we are looking at retro fitting lights to the front pulpit and the rear. The breaker for the navigation lights is above the door that goes in to the area outside the front cabin.

If anyone has experience of this process I would be very grateful for any advice. In particular I would appreciate advice on running the wires and the brackets for the pulpit. 
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: rig tuning

scentstone
 

Thank you Bill
After some search, here it on this forum https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/26665
Kind regards
Fred
S/V ScentStone
SM2K #375
La Rochelle, France 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windlass bolt to deck

rossirossix4
 

Removing the stubborn windlass bolt--
Just spotted these photos of this process and I am posting this  for those who may search for solutions on windlass bolt removal in the future.  Although I spent 4 days using the dam technique-- building a small dam round the bolt and filling it with various penetrating fluids--it did not work for me.  My suspicion was that the corrosion around the bolt head and sealants at the bass of the windlass blocked the penetrating fluid.

Next I gently tapped a thin putty knife between the deck and the windlass until it was stopped by the bolt.  This cleared a channel to the bolt.  I then sprayed penetrating fluid (I used CorrosionX) and was surprised to see that it was taking fluid.  Sure enough, after a couple of hours I was able to back the bold back out.  These photos show both methods-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/C942E76KpfauET8a8 

Bob KAIMI SM429