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Re: vetus coupling removal

Paul Harries
 

Have you tried a small compressed air powered impact hammer? 


On Thu, May 6, 2021 at 20:05, eric freedman
<kimberlite@...> wrote:

I would also pound on it with a heavy mallet and use plenty of PB Blaster.

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 3:22 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Eric

 

Thanks a lot for your information. I’m currently working on it by pushing with your concept and at the same time pulling with a puller on the other side.

But still very tough job. I managed to move it 1mm but still no big progress. Will work on it mm by mm  (4/100 inch).

 

Why you used threaded rod instead of new bolts with same size?

 

Best regards

Ruedi,

WASABI A54 #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2021 um 20:18
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Ruedi,

Yes, you must cut the existing bolts.

You use threaded rod and nylocks to replace the bolts.

When you have the disk off , have a machine shop cut a few thousands of an inch off  the interior of the dick mounting hole.

I hope these pictures help.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 4:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Amelias and Eric

 

I tried to remove the Vetus coupling from the shaft and I was not able to remove it even not with a strong puller and heat.

Maybe someone out there has another great Idea?

 

@Eric, is saw in an old treat from 2019 you did it by pushing with screws/bolts from the back but I cannot undo the existing screw’s. I suppose you saw it away and used new 10mm bolts for the tool.

 

I’ll make some photos when I’m done and send it to the forum.

 

Thanks for advice and best regards

 

Ruedi Waldispuehl

"SY WASABI"

Amel 54. #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2019 um 17:11
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi,

Here is the photo. Once you have it apart have a machine shop open up the hole a few thousands of an inch.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Herbert Lackner
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

today I tried to align the engine and the c-drive. unfortunately I was not able to remove the vetus coupling from the shaft, tried it also with a puller but without success.  Are there any tricks, special tools,... how this can be done? I remember Eric uploaded a foto showing the tool he made for that, but could not find it. any help welcome

herbert, SN120, kali mera, Mazatlan


Re: vetus coupling removal

eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
 

I would also pound on it with a heavy mallet and use plenty of PB Blaster.

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 3:22 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Eric

 

Thanks a lot for your information. I’m currently working on it by pushing with your concept and at the same time pulling with a puller on the other side.

But still very tough job. I managed to move it 1mm but still no big progress. Will work on it mm by mm  (4/100 inch).

 

Why you used threaded rod instead of new bolts with same size?

 

Best regards

Ruedi,

WASABI A54 #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2021 um 20:18
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Ruedi,

Yes, you must cut the existing bolts.

You use threaded rod and nylocks to replace the bolts.

When you have the disk off , have a machine shop cut a few thousands of an inch off  the interior of the dick mounting hole.

I hope these pictures help.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 4:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Amelias and Eric

 

I tried to remove the Vetus coupling from the shaft and I was not able to remove it even not with a strong puller and heat.

Maybe someone out there has another great Idea?

 

@Eric, is saw in an old treat from 2019 you did it by pushing with screws/bolts from the back but I cannot undo the existing screw’s. I suppose you saw it away and used new 10mm bolts for the tool.

 

I’ll make some photos when I’m done and send it to the forum.

 

Thanks for advice and best regards

 

Ruedi Waldispuehl

"SY WASABI"

Amel 54. #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2019 um 17:11
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi,

Here is the photo. Once you have it apart have a machine shop open up the hole a few thousands of an inch.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Herbert Lackner
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

today I tried to align the engine and the c-drive. unfortunately I was not able to remove the vetus coupling from the shaft, tried it also with a puller but without success.  Are there any tricks, special tools,... how this can be done? I remember Eric uploaded a foto showing the tool he made for that, but could not find it. any help welcome

herbert, SN120, kali mera, Mazatlan


Re: vetus coupling removal

eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
 

Ruedi,

I don’t know the configuration of the 54 but on the 53 you cannot remove the bolt without cutting it – therefore you cannot put a bolt back in.

Possibly the 54 is different.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 3:22 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Eric

 

Thanks a lot for your information. I’m currently working on it by pushing with your concept and at the same time pulling with a puller on the other side.

But still very tough job. I managed to move it 1mm but still no big progress. Will work on it mm by mm  (4/100 inch).

 

Why you used threaded rod instead of new bolts with same size?

 

Best regards

Ruedi,

WASABI A54 #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2021 um 20:18
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Ruedi,

Yes, you must cut the existing bolts.

You use threaded rod and nylocks to replace the bolts.

When you have the disk off , have a machine shop cut a few thousands of an inch off  the interior of the dick mounting hole.

I hope these pictures help.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 4:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Amelias and Eric

 

I tried to remove the Vetus coupling from the shaft and I was not able to remove it even not with a strong puller and heat.

Maybe someone out there has another great Idea?

 

@Eric, is saw in an old treat from 2019 you did it by pushing with screws/bolts from the back but I cannot undo the existing screw’s. I suppose you saw it away and used new 10mm bolts for the tool.

 

I’ll make some photos when I’m done and send it to the forum.

 

Thanks for advice and best regards

 

Ruedi Waldispuehl

"SY WASABI"

Amel 54. #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2019 um 17:11
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi,

Here is the photo. Once you have it apart have a machine shop open up the hole a few thousands of an inch.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Herbert Lackner
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

today I tried to align the engine and the c-drive. unfortunately I was not able to remove the vetus coupling from the shaft, tried it also with a puller but without success.  Are there any tricks, special tools,... how this can be done? I remember Eric uploaded a foto showing the tool he made for that, but could not find it. any help welcome

herbert, SN120, kali mera, Mazatlan


Re: LiFePO4 Batteries, what they can do for you.

Justin Maguire
 

I’m so excited to see this… I take delivery of my new Amell 50 in a week and a half and it has 800 amp hours of 24 V lithium with 1200 watts of solar. 

I think the main difference is that we also have an induction stove… So I’m very curious to see what my actual usage will result in terms of How often I need to run the generator


On May 6, 2021, at 13:57, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Hello All,

I have uploaded a video, and think it has a lot of useful information.  Just got back to Aquarius, had to do the 10 day quarantine to get back into Thailand, but the Thai Government jjust raised quarantine time back to 14 days for those arriving now.  Made it just in time....  As I type this message, it's 3:50AM here in Thailand, and I am almost 15 hours into my battery capacity test after a year with Lithium Valley LiFePO4 batteries.  I bought 600AH at 24V of Lithium Valley LiFePO4 Batteries.  I charged the batteries fully with my Victron 3000/70 Inverter/Charger to 28.4V, then unplugged the shore power connection at 1PM yesterday afternoon.  As I am on the hard, I went down stairs and unplugged Aquarius from the power connection.  The AC power is now supplied by the Victron 3000/70 Inverter/Charger.  I turned on my portable AC unit that draws about 35Amps, and now almost 15 hours later I am still running the AC.  I have pulled over 490AH out of the batteries and currently sitting at 25.98V while pulling 33.4A.  In 3 hours my test will be complete, after I have pulled over 500AH from the batteries.  My alarm is set, we will see just how well these batteries perform after a year on Aquarius.

Here is more information about the set up, and how I maintain my batteries.  Hope it helps answer some questions about LiFePO4 batteries.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN0m-jZJapU

Ken Powers
Sailing Aquarius
SM2K#262
Currently in Thailand (on the hard)
Getter her ready to cross the Indian Ocean


Re: vetus coupling removal

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Herbert and others,

Just remember that everything you do to the shaft coming out of the C drive you are doing to the C drive. The shaft goes through a lip seal to a bearing to bevel gears. Every hammer blow hits those bevel gears and the bearings. The heat applied gets to the lip seal. Think about it. 

And I ask why. By the simple expedient of cutting the heads off the bolts holding the vetus coupling together I avoided the need to remove the c drive connection. I then replaced those bolts with a high tensile rod threaded each end and two nuts.

In separate operations at different times I have: replaced the vetus rubber bushes, replaced the gear box, changed the engine and changed the engine mounts. None of these required the removal of the coupling off the c drive shaft

The first of these was the rubber bushes. I tried to get the c drive connection off, and like you all found it very hard. Because there was a simple, non damaging alternative I wasn't prepared to subject my c drive to abuse. 

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 07 May 2021 at 00:57 Herbert Lackner <herbert@...> wrote:

Hi Ruedi,

heating, spraying, puller, nothing worked.

I remember it took 5 hours using a heavy hammer and a piece of wood:  tapping, hammering, then brute force ...

fair winds, herbert
SN 120 KALI MERA


LiFePO4 Batteries, what they can do for you.

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Hello All,

I have uploaded a video, and think it has a lot of useful information.  Just got back to Aquarius, had to do the 10 day quarantine to get back into Thailand, but the Thai Government jjust raised quarantine time back to 14 days for those arriving now.  Made it just in time....  As I type this message, it's 3:50AM here in Thailand, and I am almost 15 hours into my battery capacity test after a year with Lithium Valley LiFePO4 batteries.  I bought 600AH at 24V of Lithium Valley LiFePO4 Batteries.  I charged the batteries fully with my Victron 3000/70 Inverter/Charger to 28.4V, then unplugged the shore power connection at 1PM yesterday afternoon.  As I am on the hard, I went down stairs and unplugged Aquarius from the power connection.  The AC power is now supplied by the Victron 3000/70 Inverter/Charger.  I turned on my portable AC unit that draws about 35Amps, and now almost 15 hours later I am still running the AC.  I have pulled over 490AH out of the batteries and currently sitting at 25.98V while pulling 33.4A.  In 3 hours my test will be complete, after I have pulled over 500AH from the batteries.  My alarm is set, we will see just how well these batteries perform after a year on Aquarius.

Here is more information about the set up, and how I maintain my batteries.  Hope it helps answer some questions about LiFePO4 batteries.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN0m-jZJapU

Ken Powers
Sailing Aquarius
SM2K#262
Currently in Thailand (on the hard)
Getter her ready to cross the Indian Ocean


Re: vetus coupling removal

WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Eric

 

Thanks a lot for your information. I’m currently working on it by pushing with your concept and at the same time pulling with a puller on the other side.

But still very tough job. I managed to move it 1mm but still no big progress. Will work on it mm by mm  (4/100 inch).

 

Why you used threaded rod instead of new bolts with same size?

 

Best regards

Ruedi,

WASABI A54 #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2021 um 20:18
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Ruedi,

Yes, you must cut the existing bolts.

You use threaded rod and nylocks to replace the bolts.

When you have the disk off , have a machine shop cut a few thousands of an inch off  the interior of the dick mounting hole.

I hope these pictures help.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 4:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Amelias and Eric

 

I tried to remove the Vetus coupling from the shaft and I was not able to remove it even not with a strong puller and heat.

Maybe someone out there has another great Idea?

 

@Eric, is saw in an old treat from 2019 you did it by pushing with screws/bolts from the back but I cannot undo the existing screw’s. I suppose you saw it away and used new 10mm bolts for the tool.

 

I’ll make some photos when I’m done and send it to the forum.

 

Thanks for advice and best regards

 

Ruedi Waldispuehl

"SY WASABI"

Amel 54. #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2019 um 17:11
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi,

Here is the photo. Once you have it apart have a machine shop open up the hole a few thousands of an inch.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Herbert Lackner
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

today I tried to align the engine and the c-drive. unfortunately I was not able to remove the vetus coupling from the shaft, tried it also with a puller but without success.  Are there any tricks, special tools,... how this can be done? I remember Eric uploaded a foto showing the tool he made for that, but could not find it. any help welcome

herbert, SN120, kali mera, Mazatlan


Re: vetus coupling removal

eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
 

Sorry the word is DISK

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Ruedi,

Yes, you must cut the existing bolts.

You use threaded rod and nylocks to replace the bolts.

When you have the disk off , have a machine shop cut a few thousands of an inch off  the interior of the dick mounting hole.

I hope these pictures help.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 4:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Amelias and Eric

 

I tried to remove the Vetus coupling from the shaft and I was not able to remove it even not with a strong puller and heat.

Maybe someone out there has another great Idea?

 

@Eric, is saw in an old treat from 2019 you did it by pushing with screws/bolts from the back but I cannot undo the existing screw’s. I suppose you saw it away and used new 10mm bolts for the tool.

 

I’ll make some photos when I’m done and send it to the forum.

 

Thanks for advice and best regards

 

Ruedi Waldispuehl

"SY WASABI"

Amel 54. #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2019 um 17:11
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi,

Here is the photo. Once you have it apart have a machine shop open up the hole a few thousands of an inch.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Herbert Lackner
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

today I tried to align the engine and the c-drive. unfortunately I was not able to remove the vetus coupling from the shaft, tried it also with a puller but without success.  Are there any tricks, special tools,... how this can be done? I remember Eric uploaded a foto showing the tool he made for that, but could not find it. any help welcome

herbert, SN120, kali mera, Mazatlan


Re: vetus coupling removal

eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
 

I forgot to mention,

I just replaced my engine with the new model of the 4JH3 with a 4jh4.

The disk came off easily after having it machined 4 years ago.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 4:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Amelias and Eric

 

I tried to remove the Vetus coupling from the shaft and I was not able to remove it even not with a strong puller and heat.

Maybe someone out there has another great Idea?

 

@Eric, is saw in an old treat from 2019 you did it by pushing with screws/bolts from the back but I cannot undo the existing screw’s. I suppose you saw it away and used new 10mm bolts for the tool.

 

I’ll make some photos when I’m done and send it to the forum.

 

Thanks for advice and best regards

 

Ruedi Waldispuehl

"SY WASABI"

Amel 54. #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2019 um 17:11
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi,

Here is the photo. Once you have it apart have a machine shop open up the hole a few thousands of an inch.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Herbert Lackner
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

today I tried to align the engine and the c-drive. unfortunately I was not able to remove the vetus coupling from the shaft, tried it also with a puller but without success.  Are there any tricks, special tools,... how this can be done? I remember Eric uploaded a foto showing the tool he made for that, but could not find it. any help welcome

herbert, SN120, kali mera, Mazatlan


Re: vetus coupling removal

eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi Ruedi,

Yes, you must cut the existing bolts.

You use threaded rod and nylocks to replace the bolts.

When you have the disk off , have a machine shop cut a few thousands of an inch off  the interior of the dick mounting hole.

I hope these pictures help.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2021 4:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi Amelias and Eric

 

I tried to remove the Vetus coupling from the shaft and I was not able to remove it even not with a strong puller and heat.

Maybe someone out there has another great Idea?

 

@Eric, is saw in an old treat from 2019 you did it by pushing with screws/bolts from the back but I cannot undo the existing screw’s. I suppose you saw it away and used new 10mm bolts for the tool.

 

I’ll make some photos when I’m done and send it to the forum.

 

Thanks for advice and best regards

 

Ruedi Waldispuehl

"SY WASABI"

Amel 54. #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2019 um 17:11
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi,

Here is the photo. Once you have it apart have a machine shop open up the hole a few thousands of an inch.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Herbert Lackner
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

today I tried to align the engine and the c-drive. unfortunately I was not able to remove the vetus coupling from the shaft, tried it also with a puller but without success.  Are there any tricks, special tools,... how this can be done? I remember Eric uploaded a foto showing the tool he made for that, but could not find it. any help welcome

herbert, SN120, kali mera, Mazatlan


Re: vetus coupling removal

Ian Park
 

Herbert

Well done! Mine took me a few hours too. I used a chisel and hammer after soaking in Corrosion X (on the advice of Craig). Heating with a blow torch was the secret.
I used the tool, but the connection from my gearbox is a spider (four arms) rather than a circular plate, so using feeler gauges was a little more tricky than when the gearbox is fitted with a circular plate. I got a short piece of 35mm tubing which fits inside the Amel tool and slides along as an extension to the drive shaft. You can then slide this tube up to the centre of the Gearbox to get the direct line of the 35mm shaft.

After this my engine still vibrated at the C Drive end. I’ve just replaced the rubber tube on the C Drive foot bolt which was quite worn. Easy Job. Will know on re- launch next week what difference that has made.

Best Wishes

Ian

'Ocean Hobo’ SN 96


Re: vetus coupling removal

Herbert Lackner
 

Hi Ruedi,

heating, spraying, puller, nothing worked.

I remember it took 5 hours using a heavy hammer and a piece of wood:  tapping, hammering, then brute force ...

fair winds, herbert
SN 120 KALI MERA


Re: vetus coupling removal

WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Amelias and Eric

 

I tried to remove the Vetus coupling from the shaft and I was not able to remove it even not with a strong puller and heat.

Maybe someone out there has another great Idea?

 

@Eric, is saw in an old treat from 2019 you did it by pushing with screws/bolts from the back but I cannot undo the existing screw’s. I suppose you saw it away and used new 10mm bolts for the tool.

 

I’ll make some photos when I’m done and send it to the forum.

 

Thanks for advice and best regards

 

Ruedi Waldispuehl

"SY WASABI"

Amel 54. #55

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2019 um 17:11
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

Hi,

Here is the photo. Once you have it apart have a machine shop open up the hole a few thousands of an inch.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Herbert Lackner
Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 11:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] vetus coupling removal

 

today I tried to align the engine and the c-drive. unfortunately I was not able to remove the vetus coupling from the shaft, tried it also with a puller but without success.  Are there any tricks, special tools,... how this can be done? I remember Eric uploaded a foto showing the tool he made for that, but could not find it. any help welcome

herbert, SN120, kali mera, Mazatlan


Re: Climma work in New York area?

eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
 

Craig,

I hope you received my email.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Craig Briggs via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2021 12:17 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Climma work in New York area?

 

Hi Eric,
We're headed to eastern LI - could you send me contact info for your A/C /Espar genius, please? May need some assistance reinstalling & diagnosing mine.
You can pm to sangaris at aol dot com.
Thanks
Craig
--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Deck hatch dogs reinforcements

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Hello David,

Aquarius had these hatch protectors on the aft lazaret when I bought Aquarius, but then I put some similar protectors on all the lazarets.  Several photos to look at.  I had them made in New Zealand from 316 stainless.    I like the why the previous owner had them installed, but could not get the guys who installed the protectors in Thailand to do the same.  But, after it was done, it looking pretty good.  

Aquarius SM2K#262
Ken Powers
On Aquarius in Thailand....


Re: Climma work in New York area?

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Eric,
We're headed to eastern LI - could you send me contact info for your A/C /Espar genius, please? May need some assistance reinstalling & diagnosing mine.
You can pm to sangaris at aol dot com.
Thanks
Craig
--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Isolation of hull inside Amel54 or AmelSM - and hatches etc.

Peter Forbes
 

Good morning Carina,

Long time since we net in St Lucia!

Were the two webasto heaters installed when you bought your 54 or did you fit them? Can you send me a photograph of what they look like?

I would love to retrofit eberspacher or webasto but am afraid of the cost.

Best wishes

Peter

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035 
La Rochelle
00447836 209730

On 5 May 2021, at 04:35, CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:



Hi Alexander,
We just lived our second winter on the boat in Sweden, without any major problems. We have two webasto heaters, one just for the after cabin and one for the rest of the boat. We do experienced some condensation but we open up the floor hatches now and then when we leave the boat for a couple of hours to let the air flow. 

we also pulled out the madras a couple of centimeters in the guest cabin so it’s not tight to the hull. 

A dehumidifier is a great help to keep the condensation in control.
this winter we experienced -22 C for about ten days without feeling cold inside, the heaters really makes it cozy.

in summer this is not a problem at all...

welcome up north!
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165


Re: Isolation of hull inside Amel54 or AmelSM - and hatches etc.

CARINA HAMMARLUND
 

Hi Alexander,
We just lived our second winter on the boat in Sweden, without any major problems. We have two webasto heaters, one just for the after cabin and one for the rest of the boat. We do experienced some condensation but we open up the floor hatches now and then when we leave the boat for a couple of hours to let the air flow. 

we also pulled out the madras a couple of centimeters in the guest cabin so it’s not tight to the hull. 

A dehumidifier is a great help to keep the condensation in control.
this winter we experienced -22 C for about ten days without feeling cold inside, the heaters really makes it cozy.

in summer this is not a problem at all...

welcome up north!
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165


Re: Climma work in New York area?

eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi Billy, I have an air conditioning genius that works here on eastern Long Island . He also installs Espar heaters. He is installing one on my friend’s 54 as I write. Where are you located?

Climma parts are available from Coastal Climate Control 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Billy Newport
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2021 4:43 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Climma work in New York area?

 

My climma did cool the boat on delivery in June and wouldn't heat it in the winter and now won't cool it today. Does anyone know someone in the new york area (ish) who can work on these. The yard I'm at now won't touch climma as his guy can't get parts.

Any help appreciated
Billy (Amel 55#56).


Re: Climma work in New York area?

 

Normally, meaning before COVID, you could get a good answer regarding who to use from either info@... or customerservice@...

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 3:42 PM Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:
My climma did cool the boat on delivery in June and wouldn't heat it in the winter and now won't cool it today. Does anyone know someone in the new york area (ish) who can work on these. The yard I'm at now won't touch climma as his guy can't get parts.

Any help appreciated
Billy (Amel 55#56).

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