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Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

 

Here is a snippet from my Amel Book, giving you two suggestions for a Locking Cam Levers/Latches for your door. One you make from teak (I did this one), the other you can buy ready to go:
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On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:58 AM EricOpdeweegh <sv.abayomi@...> wrote:
Amalians,
Could anyone send me some photos of the cockpit closure mechanism?
When you pull up the door with the bar I thought to remember that it falls into the slot without having to turn the black plastic nuts. Mine there is no springs anymore and we need to turn the black nuts until it sits tight
It seems our wooden bar is not working anymore as it should .
Assume we need some springs but have no idea how big.

Thanks for the ideas and photos

Best Regards and fair winds

Eric Opdeweegh
Sv Abayomi
SM 158
Currently in Rotterdam







Re: Blisters under Orange Boot Stripe

 

Do you know if this orange paint is the original orange paint and that nothing has been applied over the orange paint?

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 1:06 AM Gerhard Hoffmann <bluey@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm on the hard at the moment for bi-yearly maintenance and I've noticed that there are blisters on the orange boot stripe on the aft end of the boat.  The yard manager here thinks it's definitely not osmosis, it's a paint or gelcoat problem but they're not experts.  Maybe somebody else had this issue.  When I poked the little holes with a knife there is no moisture coming out.  The blisters were exposed when the polisher went over it with some fine sandpaper aftr he attempted to repair a couple of blister spots. Photos attached.

Does the barrier coat that Amel installs under the gelcoat also extend under the orange stripe?  Does anyone have experience on how to fix this issue?  Advice would be much appreciated.

Many thanks..
Gerhard Hoffmann
Pepino SM381
On the hard near Kavala, Greece


Re: Transom tie rod ends rusting on Amel 55

Ruslan Osmonov
 

Hi Billy. Aluminum does not rust, (you can google it). If you see rust stains on aluminum that means something else rusts and stains it. it seems like bolt was not 316 stainless and it was rusting away. 

Sand it and it is aluminum you will see a perfectly good piece. 


Re: Yanmar - Replacement Exhaust Elbow position

Paul Stascavage
 

Dan,

I hope all is well.

I recently replaced my entire exhaust hose and water lock. Based on a few suggestions from the group I went with the Vetus Slang Hose. I was happy with the choice and installing that short section was not difficult.

I cut the hose to the old hose length, attached it to the water lock first, then to the unattached exhaust elbow, and then install the elbow in the original position with the hose already attached. This product is relatively flexible.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Cruising New England


Re: There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

Jamie Wendell
 

Eric, can you tell us who makes those levers and where you bought them? Maybe a part number?
I have seen this before and have been considering exactly this solution, but have had difficulty locating the appropriate levers per your photo.
It would seem to me that the compression built into the levers would be the same as turning the standard knobs - always a pain.
Thanks,
Jamie Wendell
Phantom, A54 #44


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Nick , 
Thanks that would be great. 
It is offcourse your ship I had seen and noticed the good working system 👍🏻
Will give you a call again soon. Just had too much stuff to arrange.
Rgrds
Eric
SM 158
Rotterdam 


Op 23 jul. 2021 om 10:21 heeft Nicolas Klene via groups.io <laixoi@...> het volgende geschreven:


Hello Éric
Mine has Springs between the bar and the black knobs unlike on Kimberlite,as you may remember…
I never have to touch the black knobs to open or close the hatch , the springs keeps the bar tight against the frame while it slides up or down and firmly in place when in the groove to secure it .
 
I will send some pictures later returning to the boat .
Kind regards
Nicolas 
 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

Dominique Sery
 

Hello Geo, i can run one air conditioning unit with my lithium batteries
Dominique
Irko A54#16


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Éric
Mine has Springs between the bar and the black knobs unlike on Kimberlite,as you may remember…
I never have to touch the black knobs to open or close the hatch , the springs keeps the bar tight against the frame while it slides up or down and firmly in place when in the groove to secure it .
 
I will send some pictures later returning to the boat .
Kind regards
Nicolas 
 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

EricOpdeweegh
 

Dear Eric,
Thank you very much for the photos, drawing and explanation.
This is what I was thinking to have seen on an other SM.
Will work on it.
Appreciate the effort 

Fair winds
Eric
Sm158 
Rotterdam 


Op 23 jul. 2021 om 06:25 heeft eric freedman <kimberlite@...> het volgende geschreven:



On the inboard side of the companionway there are two threaded bolts sticking out of it.

Sitting on each bolt is a piece of stiff plastic tubing inside of a coil spring in the first photo attached .

The locking bar of the companionway sits on these bolts,

When you tighten the black knob, it compresses the spring .

The spring allows the bar to move inboard when the black knob is released.

Please excuse my poor drawing.

The bar fits into a depression on the companionway rails.

To make my life easier I fabricated a pair of nylon blocks that fit as door stops so the door always lines up with the slot in the rails. I also purchased a pair of levers that make opening and closing the door easier.

Fair Winds

ERIC

Kimberlite Amel SM 376

 

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Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

Geo Uhrich
 

Hello AMEL Family,

Has anyone ever done air conditioning without a generator?  I would go with lots of solar and Lithium batteries with a large Inverter..

Geo

On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 9:58 AM EricOpdeweegh <sv.abayomi@...> wrote:
Thanks Michael.
Well appreciate for the anwsers

Rgrds
Eric 
SM158
Rotterdam 

Op 23 jul. 2021 om 01:59 heeft Michael Winand <mickwinand@...> het volgende geschreven:


The wooden bar sits into the notches, can leave it loose or tighten the knobs to lock it in position. The spring stops it rubbing on the door tracks 
Michael 

On Fri, 23 Jul 2021, 8:54 am EricOpdeweegh, <sv.abayomi@...> wrote:
Thank you Bill, Mark and Michael, 

Sound like a good solution too Mark.

Thanks for the photo Michael,
Does your fall into place automatically Michael or do you need to turn both the plastic nuts each time you want to close tie hatch too?

Fair winds 
Eric Opdeweegh
Sv Abayomi
SM 158
Currently in Rotterdam


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

EricOpdeweegh
 

Thanks Michael.
Well appreciate for the anwsers

Rgrds
Eric 
SM158
Rotterdam 

Op 23 jul. 2021 om 01:59 heeft Michael Winand <mickwinand@...> het volgende geschreven:


The wooden bar sits into the notches, can leave it loose or tighten the knobs to lock it in position. The spring stops it rubbing on the door tracks 
Michael 

On Fri, 23 Jul 2021, 8:54 am EricOpdeweegh, <sv.abayomi@...> wrote:
Thank you Bill, Mark and Michael, 

Sound like a good solution too Mark.

Thanks for the photo Michael,
Does your fall into place automatically Michael or do you need to turn both the plastic nuts each time you want to close tie hatch too?

Fair winds 
Eric Opdeweegh
Sv Abayomi
SM 158
Currently in Rotterdam


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Bill, 
That figures. Thanks for the advise.


Eric
SM158
Rotterdam 

Op 23 jul. 2021 om 03:54 heeft Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...> het volgende geschreven:

Eric,

You seem to have it backwards.  The only "springs" in the system hold the bar OUT away from the notches on the track in a position that allows the slide to fall under gravity as Micheal has pictured and described.

To hold it up you must tighten the hand wheels which compress the bar into the notches.  Some boats have replaced these wheels with cam levers that work well to hold the door up without all the spinning.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Brunswich, GA


Blisters under Orange Boot Stripe

Gerhard Hoffmann
 

Hi all,

I'm on the hard at the moment for bi-yearly maintenance and I've noticed that there are blisters on the orange boot stripe on the aft end of the boat.  The yard manager here thinks it's definitely not osmosis, it's a paint or gelcoat problem but they're not experts.  Maybe somebody else had this issue.  When I poked the little holes with a knife there is no moisture coming out.  The blisters were exposed when the polisher went over it with some fine sandpaper aftr he attempted to repair a couple of blister spots. Photos attached.

Does the barrier coat that Amel installs under the gelcoat also extend under the orange stripe?  Does anyone have experience on how to fix this issue?  Advice would be much appreciated.

Many thanks..
Gerhard Hoffmann
Pepino SM381
On the hard near Kavala, Greece


There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

Eric Freedman
 

On the inboard side of the companionway there are two threaded bolts sticking out of it.

Sitting on each bolt is a piece of stiff plastic tubing inside of a coil spring in the first photo attached .

The locking bar of the companionway sits on these bolts,

When you tighten the black knob, it compresses the spring .

The spring allows the bar to move inboard when the black knob is released.

Please excuse my poor drawing.

The bar fits into a depression on the companionway rails.

To make my life easier I fabricated a pair of nylon blocks that fit as door stops so the door always lines up with the slot in the rails. I also purchased a pair of levers that make opening and closing the door easier.

Fair Winds

ERIC

Kimberlite Amel SM 376

 


Re: feathering props for a mango

Bill Kinney
 

Hank,

If you have been happy with the MaxProp, I'd suggest you stay with it.  I have had them on my last two boats (over 20 years) and they have always worked well.  They ARE fully compatible with a shaft alternator, even though you will read in multiple places online that they are not.  The only thing I have seen that will damage them is sudden shifting at high RPM from forward to reverse.

I have sailed identical boats that have had Autoprops and Maxprops installed and I have never noticed a difference in performance sufficient to justify the extra cost and maintenance required for the Autoprop.  I am not saying there is NO difference, just it is not dramatic or useful in most sailing situations. Needing a shaft brake has more to do with the type of transmission that you have than the Autoprop itself.  If you have a mechanical transmission (which on a Mango you likely do) there would be no need for a shaft brake with an Autoprop.

As for your existing MaxProp, I once watched a very experienced welder attempt to repair a cracked piece of bronze that had spend 25 years in salt water.  He warned me it was not likely to be successful because the metal is porous enough that salt soaks into it and dramatically alters the behavior of the metal when it melts.  But we agreed it was worth a try.  As he carefully moved the bead of molten metal along the crack, it looked great--until it cooled when the metal that melted just crumbled away. Plus one for his experience and knowledge.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Brunswick, GA


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

Bill Kinney
 

Eric,

You seem to have it backwards.  The only "springs" in the system hold the bar OUT away from the notches on the track in a position that allows the slide to fall under gravity as Micheal has pictured and described.

To hold it up you must tighten the hand wheels which compress the bar into the notches.  Some boats have replaced these wheels with cam levers that work well to hold the door up without all the spinning.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Brunswich, GA


Re: feathering props for a mango

Hank rose
 

I am working away 3000km away from the boat...... so I can't help form here, but will ask someone to take a photo or 2 and measure. Alternator is a small Motorola, and the belt is a multigroove (?8) serpentine type. When I am visualising from that distance approx .........40 mm, large pulley on shaft over 200 mm, close to 300 mm?
Hank
~take care~


Re: Transom tie rod ends rusting on Amel 55

Billy Newport
 


Transom tie rod ends rusting on Amel 55

Billy Newport
 

My tie rods attaching the ram to the transom are pretty corroded. You can see the old one (Durbal BEF 12-60-501 Aluminium) and the replacement I got from Amel (Fluro GIRSW 12 RR 316) which is stainless (as far as I can tell). I'm guessing the cotter pin on the transom is SS and the ram "bolt" is at least steel so is the fast corrosion (3 years) due to metal on metal issues? Interesting that the replacement part is SS. Did Amel fix this on later 55's or 50/60s?

Billy (Amel 55#56)


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

Michael Winand
 

The wooden bar sits into the notches, can leave it loose or tighten the knobs to lock it in position. The spring stops it rubbing on the door tracks 
Michael 

On Fri, 23 Jul 2021, 8:54 am EricOpdeweegh, <sv.abayomi@...> wrote:
Thank you Bill, Mark and Michael, 

Sound like a good solution too Mark.

Thanks for the photo Michael,
Does your fall into place automatically Michael or do you need to turn both the plastic nuts each time you want to close tie hatch too?

Fair winds 
Eric Opdeweegh
Sv Abayomi
SM 158
Currently in Rotterdam

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