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Re: Lofrans Tigres windlass parts

Roy Zakheym
 

Hi
I was in Italy last month and ordered parts from a lofrans dealer shop ZANCA. I texted him via this number on whatsapp +39 380 636 2006 . They have almost all parts available and shipping arrived after two days.
Good luck
Roy zakheym
Joanna 2 SM 442


Re: Mainsail furler gasket.

 

Gregory, 

Not everyone knows that you have an Amel 54. And, not all Amel 54s have the motor that you have. A54 #172 was built late in the production of the 54 and has the same furling motor as A55s. Earlier 54s had the same furling motor as SMs.

All of the following is copied from my Amel Book:

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The issue is that when water enters the top of your motor, it will ruin the motor and a replacement costs over 2000 euro. According to SAV, there is no possibility of rebuild when this happens, although I believe someone posted here that they were able to rebuild. If so, I am sure it depends on how much saltwater damage.

Amel suggests that the top seal of the furling motor should be changed every 2 years. This seal is less than 10 euro. The motor is more than 2000 euro, but more than half of Amel owners do not change this seal every 2 years.
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On Sat, Aug 28, 2021 at 10:39 AM Gregory Dmitriev <41greg.marine@...> wrote:
Guys,
just wandering why there is no similar seal between the gearbox and motor.

any reasons?

thx, 

gd


Re: Mainsail furler gasket.

Gregory Dmitriev
 

Guys,
just wandering why there is no similar seal between the gearbox and motor.

any reasons?

thx, 

gd


Re: Engine room lining on Amel 54

Roque
 

Hi Lior
 
I think the choice of the right solvent is more important. The first one I used was not gentle on the foam when I tested it. Then I tried Xylol and no problem. 

Roque
Attika A54 117
Paraty - Brazil


Re: Engine room lining on Amel 54

Lior Keydar
 

Dear Roque and Bill

Thanks a lot for your feedback. Both product, the "Plasti Dip" and the Flex seal" can be purchase in Greece. I think that I will try both of them. There places that it could be easily solved with spraying but on other places it could be very difficult. In my engine room it became a problem and large areas just came off.

Lior, SHARONA, A54 #18


Re: Mainsail furler gasket.

Gregory Dmitriev
 

This is great! Thx!


Re: Lofrans Tigres windlass parts

william reynolds
 

I have gotten all my Lofrans parts from Imtra who can be reached at

Customer Service/Inside Sales

30 Samuel Barnet Blvd. New Bedford, MA 02745
508-995-7000 | www.imtra.com


They have great service, reasonable prices and they usually ship the same day.

Contact there is Raymond P  LaVoie

Bill Reynolds

Cloudstreet


Re: Tonight’s supper…

Paul Harries
 

Three masted Amels have apparently  been reported when there is no red port left in bottle he he
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Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: Tonight’s supper…

Rachael
 

It is my culinary interpretation of the forestay!

Indeed you are right, we are very much enjoying this time of pre-ownership, and have learnt so much already from this group. Hopefully my MARROWmu has provided a little light relief for all you sailors trying to fix things out there! 😊

Rachael


--
Rachael & Robin Courtenay
Seeking an Amel
Europe


Re: Tonight’s supper…

Bill Kinney
 

I have see boats made of fiberglass, wood, steel, aluminum, even (shudder!) cement.  But a zucchini hull is a new one!  I have no doubt if it proves cheap enough to manufacture, Group Beneteau will find a way to sell them.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: Watermaker end cap removal; Dessalator D160

Mark McGovern
 

Bill,

I hope I don't have to pop these end caps off again anytime soon but I will keep the water pressure idea in mind for whenever the time comes.  It makes total sense to use water pressure from the inside of the pressure vessel to remove the end caps.

Cara's had a pretty sedentary life the past 17 years spending most of her time at the dock with just one Atlantic crossing from the previous owner and then the trip up from Martinique to the Chesapeake Bay when we bought her in 2017 so I expected events like this to happen.  I just hoped it could have waited a few weeks as I actually had planned on replacing the membranes this October when we are back in the Chesapeake.   Apparently the boat had other plans.

See you guys in a few weeks!
  
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Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Belfast, ME USA


Re: Tonight’s supper…

Brent Cameron
 

Trade you Arno!  LOL. 

Brent

On Aug 27, 2021, 4:25 PM -0700, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...>, wrote:
Enjoy your meal!
You are aware there are no Amels with three masts though?

Enjoy the hunt for an Amel. In some ways that is even nicer then actually owning one 😀

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
A54-121

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Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: Tonight’s supper…

Arno Luijten
 

Enjoy your meal!
You are aware there are no Amels with three masts though?

Enjoy the hunt for an Amel. In some ways that is even nicer then actually owning one 😀

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
A54-121


Re: Watermaker end cap removal; Dessalator D160

Bill Kinney
 

Mark,

If it isn't one thing, it's another.  But more likely both at the same time....

Another method for removal of the membrane end caps that is a likely to be a bit more gentle to the parts is to attach a fresh water pressure water hose to the salt water inlet, fill the housing with water until it overflows from the brine outlet, then block the outlet with your finger.  Even a little pressure, and the caps just slide  right off. 

Note, do NOT do this with air pressure, the endcaps will launch off at high velocity!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD.


Tonight’s supper…

Rachael
 
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Tonight’s supper!…Super MARROWmu. We don’t have the boat yet, but we carry the dream ⛵️.

If you plan to sell a SM 2000 in the coming year or so, please keep us in mind.

Many thanks.

rachael.courtenay@...


Rachael & Robin Courtenay
Seeking an Amel
Europe


Re: Engine room lining on Amel 54

 

I feel certain Roque's methods are probably the best (earlier post in this thread).

I have had several clients take another approach by brushing-on and rolling-on this product. I will ask my client(s) to post the finished photos.
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On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 5:28 AM Roque <ediroque@...> wrote:

Hi Lior 

I decided to try "liquid rubber" last year and I am pleased with the result. A lot of work and time, though.

I spray painted using a high quality liquid rubber made for industrial use: Protex by BioLub Industries, made in Brazil. https://youtu.be/H9bMmClhXQcBut I also tested with "Plasti Dip". This Plasti Dip, or similar, you can easily find in US and the end result was satisfactory.

Before applying "Protex", I diluted with Xylol solvent, and tested on a piece of foam I had. Only after a few days with no damage, I painted a test 10cm x 10cm patch on the boat foam itself. I used a small brush for this test, but waited for a couple of months (Covid helped here!) As it has not damaged the foam at all, I made two new patches with 2 and 3 coats to compare. Two coats seamed about right to me.

The finish is not bright, and if the foam had imperfections before due to lack of linen, of course they will not completely disappear (see pic). But even in this case it protects the foam from further degradation and renders a much, much better look.

I also decided, for now, not to paint the areas where the original protection was not peeling off or cracked. But  will do before it starts.

Hope it helps

Roque
Attica A54 #117
Paraty Rio de Janeiro 

Em sex., 27 de ago. de 2021 às 04:10, Lior Keydar <lior246@...> escreveu:
Hello everybody

I have the same problem and wanted to ask if somebody found a good solution that solve the problem. 
Did you found good paint? or any material that you can stick on the foam?

Thanks
Lior A54 #18


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Roque
Attika A54 117
Paraty - Brazil 


Re: Engine room lining on Amel 54

Roque
 

Hi Lior 

I decided to try "liquid rubber" last year and I am pleased with the result. A lot of work and time, though.

I spray painted using a high quality liquid rubber made for industrial use: Protex by BioLub Industries, made in Brazil. https://youtu.be/H9bMmClhXQcBut I also tested with "Plasti Dip". This Plasti Dip, or similar, you can easily find in US and the end result was satisfactory.

Before applying "Protex", I diluted with Xylol solvent, and tested on a piece of foam I had. Only after a few days with no damage, I painted a test 10cm x 10cm patch on the boat foam itself. I used a small brush for this test, but waited for a couple of months (Covid helped here!) As it has not damaged the foam at all, I made two new patches with 2 and 3 coats to compare. Two coats seamed about right to me.

The finish is not bright, and if the foam had imperfections before due to lack of linen, of course they will not completely disappear (see pic). But even in this case it protects the foam from further degradation and renders a much, much better look.

I also decided, for now, not to paint the areas where the original protection was not peeling off or cracked. But  will do before it starts.

Hope it helps

Roque
Attica A54 #117
Paraty Rio de Janeiro 

Em sex., 27 de ago. de 2021 às 04:10, Lior Keydar <lior246@...> escreveu:

Hello everybody

I have the same problem and wanted to ask if somebody found a good solution that solve the problem. 
Did you found good paint? or any material that you can stick on the foam?

Thanks
Lior A54 #18


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Roque
Attika A54 117
Paraty - Brazil 


Re: Lofrans Tigres windlass parts

Ralf Schroeder
 

Hi John,
I have bought some spare parts for my old lofrans und now my new lofrans tigres bei www.svb.de.
There are in the portfolio some pieces for clutch clone and other components.

Best wishes

Ralf
Baghira, Sharki #42


Re: Engine room lining on Amel 54

Lior Keydar
 

Hello everybody

I have the same problem and wanted to ask if somebody found a good solution that solve the problem. 
Did you found good paint? or any material that you can stick on the foam?

Thanks
Lior A54 #18


Lofrans Tigres windlass parts

JB Duler
 

Hello,

I am looking for parts (clutch cone for gypsy, coupling, drive shaft) that are not included in the parts kit.
The Lofrans customer service has not answered my emails. Maybe like other European suppliers they are on vacation in August?
Does anybody know of a good source for parts (Europe/UK or in the US)
Thks,
JB

(sorry I posted the previous message in the yachts for sale section)
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John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med

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