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Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@...>
 

Hi Bill,
As i wrote you the inductive sensor IB 5076 is avelible from  ifm espana.  Price e 78,- delivery time 3-5 days e mail @ifm.com info.es  ore alex.cortes@... ( sales menager) tel 0034 934 793 080 fax 0034 973 086 Normaly dey suply companies, if you want i can order a sensor and send it to you. I m in Spain antil 15 of may,after that an the boat in Turkey.
Pepe SM 223




________________________________
From: <yahoogroups@...> svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@...
Posted: Tues, April 13, 2010 20:09
Subject: Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

 


Barry,

I Do Not see anything in the files section labeled "Chain Counter."

Could you Recheck and upload or email it to me at svbebe "at" gmail. com.

Best,

Bill
s / v BeBe, SM2k, # 387

I do not think Bill That is correct, I Received a reply from the
WHO manufacturer sent me a brochure of the part Which I Have uploaded in the
Files folder "Chain Counter." Place an order I Have and Have Had the order
Confirmed, Awaiting delivery.






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Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

Barry Ferguson <seagasm@...>
 

Hi Bill, I placed the order which was confirmed to the branch in Melbourne.
This was confirmed in writing. I rang them today inquiring when I would
receive the purchase. I was told the part was not in stock and had to come
from Germany and would take at least two weeks. I spoke to the technician
who suggested an alternative part apparently identical in appearance that
would do the same job but only two wires are needed and the protection rated
at IP 65 not IP 67 as with the IB5076. I have agreed to accept this
alternative sensor with the agreement that if it does not work, it will be
returned and the original ordered part will be sent from Germany. I cannot
quote the part number at present but, if you like I will keep you informed.

Best Regards
Barry Ferguson
Tradewinds III SM 171

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 3:20 PM, svbebe <yahoogroups@...> wrote:





Barry,

OK, I have the Product cut-sheet that you uploaded. I had previously
downloaded the same cut-sheet from the IFM website.

My purposes are to try to order a replacement. I also have been in contact
with IFM in the US. A few days ago hey told me that it is not longer
available.

- Did you contact IFM USA or some other IFM branch?
- Did the they say it was available?
- Did you order it?
- Do you have the contact information?
- Can you post a method for me and others to order one?

Best,

Bill
s/v Bebe, SM2k, #387




--
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Off Shore E-mail: vhn3361@... (text only)
Phone: Australia (0407) 65-2046
HF Call Sign: VHN3361
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Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

BM2 <bluemarinemartin@...>
 

Bonjour John,

The valve itself is definitely above the waterline and can be removed while the boat is in the water.
The problem I am facing is that it is difficult to remove / unscrew from the seacock, beeing sure not to dammage the seacock itself.

The valve is a 1-1/4 in brass. perhaps can it be replaced by a Makrolon one.

Yves

BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2010-04-14
----- Message reçu -----
De : johnabo2003
À : amelyachtowners
Date : 2010-04-13, 15:46:35
Sujet : Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K


I would also like to replace the forward head holding tank drain pipe and service the seacock. Can the seacock and down pipe be safely removed whilst the boat is in the water. In other words is the thread for the seacock above the waterline?

Does anybody know the thread size and material of the seacock so that I can order a spare in advance of going to the boat?

John
SM 394

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "BM2"<bluemarinemartin@...> wrote:

Bonjour John,

I will try to do it that way as soon as I can get a new valve, hoping that mine will come out as easily as yours...dismounting is very often far more difficult than installing a new gear.

Best wishes

Yves

BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2010-04-13
----- Message reçu -----
De : Anne and John Hollamby
À : amelyachtowners
Date : 2010-04-13, 10:33:55
Sujet : Re: Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K


Hello Yves,
I think I understand ! But you have to unscew the whole valve complete and replace it with a new one.
That is what I did a few years ago. It was pretty easy once I got the hose off. The central part of the valve is not removable so far as I know so the whole unit has to be sent to be recycled if you want to get full brownie points.

Best wishes, John, SM 319
----- Original Message -----
From: BM2
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K



Bonjour Anne and John,

And thank you for your help.

I am not so strong but the shaft has very little material: OD 9 mm threaded, a hole inside of 3 mm. and a cut of 1.5 mm each side for the handle leaving only a maximum of 3 working mm of material where it broke.

I usually wash the tank, while closed, with fresh water and vinegar from the vent on deck...but it nevertheless happened to break !!

I understand how to remove the hose, but...

The problem I am facing is to remove (unscrew) the valve without breaking the seacock.

How can I seize the seacock to avoid distroying it while removing the valve itself ??
The seacock seems to be moulded in the plastic of the hull, without any thing beyond the moulding inside the boat in order to block it, , while unscewing the valve . A bit difficult to explain clearly with my limited English, but I hope you can grasp the point !!

Many Thanks and best wishes to both of you

Yves


BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2010-04-13
----- Message reçu -----
De : Anne and John Hollamby
À : amelyachtowners
Date : 2010-04-12, 10:13:14
Sujet : Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

Dear Yves and Marie Christine,
The same valve seized up years ago on my boat and I had to replace it even though I was not so strong as to be able to break the shaft. To replace the valve remove the shelf and the plastic pipe from the holding tank. You will find that it is best to make a vertical slash in it where it is stuck onto the tank and the valve with a razor knife. You will then be able to remove the damaged valve and fit a new one using proper sanitary hose.
It was not my favourite job especially as one inevitably gets on intimate terms with the WC pan !
I suppose that whilst the tube is open you should feel the inside to see whether you should do a descaling job as described by S/V Bebe in the archives.

Best wishes from Anne and John

----- Original Message -----
From: BM2
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 10:30 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

Hello everybody,

I have a problem with the fore heads valve because I closed it for a very short time and when I wanted to reopen it, the handle shaft broke with the valve closed...although I operate it from time to time.

Fortunately, with a lot of efforts, I managed to open it with a Ezy-out left turn screw extractor.

Now I have to change it....without damaging the seacock., which does not seem to be easy !!

Although I cannot immagine I am the first one with this problem, I could not find a word about it on the forum, even with the search fuction, John,

Has anyone faced this problem?

All advices welcome

Regards

Yves

BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2009-12-11








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Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Barry,

OK, I have the Product cut-sheet that you uploaded. I had previously downloaded the same cut-sheet from the IFM website.

My purposes are to try to order a replacement. I also have been in contact with IFM in the US. A few days ago hey told me that it is not longer available.

- Did you contact IFM USA or some other IFM branch?
- Did the they say it was available?
- Did you order it?
- Do you have the contact information?
- Can you post a method for me and others to order one?

Best,

Bill
s/v Bebe, SM2k, #387


Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

Barry <seagasm@...>
 

Files->Chain Counter Information->IB5076.PDF

Regards, Barry

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "svbebe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:



Barry,

I do not see anything in the files section labeled "Chain Counter."

Could you recheck and upload or email it to me at svbebe"at"gmail.com.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387

I don't think that is correct Bill, I received a reply from the
manufacturer who sent me a brochure of the part which I have uploaded in the
Files folder "Chain Counter". I have placed an order and have had the order
confirmed, awaiting delivery.


Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Barry,

I do not see anything in the files section labeled "Chain Counter."

Could you recheck and upload or email it to me at svbebe"at"gmail.com.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387

I don't think that is correct Bill, I received a reply from the
manufacturer who sent me a brochure of the part which I have uploaded in the
Files folder "Chain Counter". I have placed an order and have had the order
confirmed, awaiting delivery.


Re: [Amel] Super Maramu Sea Chest and Salt Water Distribution Mainfold - cleaning and sizes

kimberlite@...
 

bill,
there is also a photo of the manifold posted
eric
sm 376

----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 4:04 am
Subject: [Amel] Super Maramu Sea Chest and Salt Water Distribution Mainfold - cleaning and sizes
To: amelyachtowners@...

All,

I just finished cleaning the Sea Chest and all of its connecting
lines as well as the salt water manifold. During the process I
measured the lines and documented the process with photos.

You can view the results at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1208267126/pic/list?order=ordinal
It may be easier to change the "View" to "Original" or "Large"
when viewing.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Malaysia


Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

I can confirm what Bill reported. I called the US number and was given the same response. Part no longer available.

John
SM394

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Barry Ferguson <seagasm@...> wrote:

I don't think that is correct Bill, I received a reply from the
manufacturer who sent me a brochure of the part which I have uploaded in the
Files folder "Chain Counter". I have placed an order and have had the order
confirmed, awaiting delivery.

Bet Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 5:34 PM, svbebe <yahoogroups@...> wrote:



Pepe,

That email no longer works. Which IFM location did you get this part? I
checked the US location and was told, "The IB5076 is no longer available and
no direct replacement."

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>,
Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@> wrote:

HI Bill,
alex.cortes | ifm.com
Pepe Fortuna 223




________________________________
De: svbebe <yahoogroups@>
Para: amelyachtowners@...<amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Enviado: vie,9 abril, 2010 17:39
Asunto: Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

Â


Iv Pepe,

Yahoo automatically strips the email address removing everything after
the "@". Can you tell me what follows: "alex.corte@ "

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@ > wrote:

Hi all,
The chain counter sensor,IB 5076 inductive sensor is Euro 78,- E mail
alex.corte@ ..
Hope it helps,
Iv Pepe
Fortuna SM 223










--
Email: seagasm@...
Off Shore E-mail: vhn3361@... (text only)
Phone: Australia (0407) 65-2046
HF Call Sign: VHN3361
SV Tradewinds III, SM#171


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Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

Barry Ferguson <seagasm@...>
 

I don't think that is correct Bill, I received a reply from the
manufacturer who sent me a brochure of the part which I have uploaded in the
Files folder "Chain Counter". I have placed an order and have had the order
confirmed, awaiting delivery.

Bet Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 5:34 PM, svbebe <yahoogroups@...> wrote:



Pepe,

That email no longer works. Which IFM location did you get this part? I
checked the US location and was told, "The IB5076 is no longer available and
no direct replacement."

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>,
Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@...> wrote:

HI Bill,
alex.cortes | ifm.com
Pepe Fortuna 223




________________________________
De: svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
Para: amelyachtowners@...<amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Enviado: vie,9 abril, 2010 17:39
Asunto: Re: [Amel] Chain Counter




Iv Pepe,

Yahoo automatically strips the email address removing everything after
the "@". Can you tell me what follows: "alex.corte@ "

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@ > wrote:

Hi all,
The chain counter sensor,IB 5076 inductive sensor is Euro 78,- E mail
alex.corte@ ..
Hope it helps,
Iv Pepe
Fortuna SM 223






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--
Email: seagasm@...
Off Shore E-mail: vhn3361@... (text only)
Phone: Australia (0407) 65-2046
HF Call Sign: VHN3361
SV Tradewinds III, SM#171


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Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

I would also like to replace the forward head holding tank drain pipe and service the seacock. Can the seacock and down pipe be safely removed whilst the boat is in the water. In other words is the thread for the seacock above the waterline?

Does anybody know the thread size and material of the seacock so that I can order a spare in advance of going to the boat?

John
SM 394

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "BM2"<bluemarinemartin@...> wrote:

Bonjour John,

I will try to do it that way as soon as I can get a new valve, hoping that mine will come out as easily as yours...dismounting is very often far more difficult than installing a new gear.

Best wishes

Yves

BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2010-04-13
----- Message reçu -----
De : Anne and John Hollamby
À : amelyachtowners
Date : 2010-04-13, 10:33:55
Sujet : Re: Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K


Hello Yves,
I think I understand ! But you have to unscew the whole valve complete and replace it with a new one.
That is what I did a few years ago. It was pretty easy once I got the hose off. The central part of the valve is not removable so far as I know so the whole unit has to be sent to be recycled if you want to get full brownie points.

Best wishes, John, SM 319
----- Original Message -----
From: BM2
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K



Bonjour Anne and John,

And thank you for your help.

I am not so strong but the shaft has very little material: OD 9 mm threaded, a hole inside of 3 mm. and a cut of 1.5 mm each side for the handle leaving only a maximum of 3 working mm of material where it broke.

I usually wash the tank, while closed, with fresh water and vinegar from the vent on deck...but it nevertheless happened to break !!

I understand how to remove the hose, but...

The problem I am facing is to remove (unscrew) the valve without breaking the seacock.

How can I seize the seacock to avoid distroying it while removing the valve itself ??
The seacock seems to be moulded in the plastic of the hull, without any thing beyond the moulding inside the boat in order to block it, , while unscewing the valve . A bit difficult to explain clearly with my limited English, but I hope you can grasp the point !!

Many Thanks and best wishes to both of you

Yves


BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2010-04-13
----- Message reçu -----
De : Anne and John Hollamby
À : amelyachtowners
Date : 2010-04-12, 10:13:14
Sujet : Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

Dear Yves and Marie Christine,
The same valve seized up years ago on my boat and I had to replace it even though I was not so strong as to be able to break the shaft. To replace the valve remove the shelf and the plastic pipe from the holding tank. You will find that it is best to make a vertical slash in it where it is stuck onto the tank and the valve with a razor knife. You will then be able to remove the damaged valve and fit a new one using proper sanitary hose.
It was not my favourite job especially as one inevitably gets on intimate terms with the WC pan !
I suppose that whilst the tube is open you should feel the inside to see whether you should do a descaling job as described by S/V Bebe in the archives.

Best wishes from Anne and John

----- Original Message -----
From: BM2
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 10:30 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

Hello everybody,

I have a problem with the fore heads valve because I closed it for a very short time and when I wanted to reopen it, the handle shaft broke with the valve closed...although I operate it from time to time.

Fortunately, with a lot of efforts, I managed to open it with a Ezy-out left turn screw extractor.

Now I have to change it....without damaging the seacock., which does not seem to be easy !!

Although I cannot immagine I am the first one with this problem, I could not find a word about it on the forum, even with the search fuction, John,

Has anyone faced this problem?

All advices welcome

Regards

Yves

BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2009-12-11




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New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

amelyachtowners@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the amelyachtowners
group.

File : /SM Brandt-Thomson Washer Tech Manual.pdf
Uploaded by : drew_gaffney <drew.gaffney@...>
Description : Repair manual for SM Thomson-Brandt L10 Washer Dryer

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/files/SM%20Brandt-Thomson%20Washer%20Tech%20Manual.pdf

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/groups/original/members/forms/general.htmlfiles

Regards,

drew_gaffney <drew.gaffney@...>


Re: Maramu bow thruster

paolo <paolopepere@...>
 

Why another battery? when you use bow thruster the engine is on, like when you use windlass you haven't another battery.Less weight but the important is the correct wiring's section.
I don't know the power of my bow thruster (I have a Sharki but is the same model mounted originally on Maramu), but is largely sufficient.
Of course a retractable model is preferable than a tube-installed model.
Ciao
Paolo Pepere Sharki n. 174

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...> wrote:

I am in the Med (at the moment near Athens but may go to Tureky later) and am thinking of having a bow thruster installed. 10hp should suffice together with a battery in the forepeak that can be charged with the normal house batteries. Has anyone got any experience where I can get the tube professionally installed and then the bow thruster?

Thanks, Horst Maramu 168, Puddleduck





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Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

BM2 <bluemarinemartin@...>
 

Bonjour John,

I will try to do it that way as soon as I can get a new valve, hoping that mine will come out as easily as yours...dismounting is very often far more difficult than installing a new gear.

Best wishes

Yves

BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2010-04-13
----- Message reçu -----
De : Anne and John Hollamby
À : amelyachtowners
Date : 2010-04-13, 10:33:55
Sujet : Re: Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K


Hello Yves,
I think I understand ! But you have to unscew the whole valve complete and replace it with a new one.
That is what I did a few years ago. It was pretty easy once I got the hose off. The central part of the valve is not removable so far as I know so the whole unit has to be sent to be recycled if you want to get full brownie points.

Best wishes, John, SM 319

----- Original Message -----
From: BM2
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K



Bonjour Anne and John,

And thank you for your help.

I am not so strong but the shaft has very little material: OD 9 mm threaded, a hole inside of 3 mm. and a cut of 1.5 mm each side for the handle leaving only a maximum of 3 working mm of material where it broke.

I usually wash the tank, while closed, with fresh water and vinegar from the vent on deck...but it nevertheless happened to break !!

I understand how to remove the hose, but...

The problem I am facing is to remove (unscrew) the valve without breaking the seacock.

How can I seize the seacock to avoid distroying it while removing the valve itself ??
The seacock seems to be moulded in the plastic of the hull, without any thing beyond the moulding inside the boat in order to block it, , while unscewing the valve . A bit difficult to explain clearly with my limited English, but I hope you can grasp the point !!

Many Thanks and best wishes to both of you

Yves


BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2010-04-13
----- Message reçu -----
De : Anne and John Hollamby
À : amelyachtowners
Date : 2010-04-12, 10:13:14
Sujet : Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

Dear Yves and Marie Christine,
The same valve seized up years ago on my boat and I had to replace it even though I was not so strong as to be able to break the shaft. To replace the valve remove the shelf and the plastic pipe from the holding tank. You will find that it is best to make a vertical slash in it where it is stuck onto the tank and the valve with a razor knife. You will then be able to remove the damaged valve and fit a new one using proper sanitary hose.
It was not my favourite job especially as one inevitably gets on intimate terms with the WC pan !
I suppose that whilst the tube is open you should feel the inside to see whether you should do a descaling job as described by S/V Bebe in the archives.

Best wishes from Anne and John

----- Original Message -----
From: BM2
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 10:30 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

Hello everybody,

I have a problem with the fore heads valve because I closed it for a very short time and when I wanted to reopen it, the handle shaft broke with the valve closed...although I operate it from time to time.

Fortunately, with a lot of efforts, I managed to open it with a Ezy-out left turn screw extractor.

Now I have to change it....without damaging the seacock., which does not seem to be easy !!

Although I cannot immagine I am the first one with this problem, I could not find a word about it on the forum, even with the search fuction, John,

Has anyone faced this problem?

All advices welcome

Regards

Yves

BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2009-12-11




[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Super Maramu Sea Chest and Salt Water Distribution Mainfold - cleaning and sizes

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

All,

I just finished cleaning the Sea Chest and all of its connecting lines as well as the salt water manifold. During the process I measured the lines and documented the process with photos.

You can view the results at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1208267126/pic/list?order=ordinal

It may be easier to change the "View" to "Original" or "Large" when viewing.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Malaysia


Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Yves,
I think I understand ! But you have to unscew the whole valve complete and replace it with a new one.
That is what I did a few years ago. It was pretty easy once I got the hose off. The central part of the valve is not removable so far as I know so the whole unit has to be sent to be recycled if you want to get full brownie points.

Best wishes, John, SM 319

----- Original Message -----
From: BM2
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K



Bonjour Anne and John,

And thank you for your help.

I am not so strong but the shaft has very little material: OD 9 mm threaded, a hole inside of 3 mm. and a cut of 1.5 mm each side for the handle leaving only a maximum of 3 working mm of material where it broke.

I usually wash the tank, while closed, with fresh water and vinegar from the vent on deck...but it nevertheless happened to break !!

I understand how to remove the hose, but...

The problem I am facing is to remove (unscrew) the valve without breaking the seacock.

How can I seize the seacock to avoid distroying it while removing the valve itself ??
The seacock seems to be moulded in the plastic of the hull, without any thing beyond the moulding inside the boat in order to block it, , while unscewing the valve . A bit difficult to explain clearly with my limited English, but I hope you can grasp the point !!

Many Thanks and best wishes to both of you

Yves


BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2010-04-13
----- Message reçu -----
De : Anne and John Hollamby
À : amelyachtowners
Date : 2010-04-12, 10:13:14
Sujet : Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

Dear Yves and Marie Christine,
The same valve seized up years ago on my boat and I had to replace it even though I was not so strong as to be able to break the shaft. To replace the valve remove the shelf and the plastic pipe from the holding tank. You will find that it is best to make a vertical slash in it where it is stuck onto the tank and the valve with a razor knife. You will then be able to remove the damaged valve and fit a new one using proper sanitary hose.
It was not my favourite job especially as one inevitably gets on intimate terms with the WC pan !
I suppose that whilst the tube is open you should feel the inside to see whether you should do a descaling job as described by S/V Bebe in the archives.

Best wishes from Anne and John

----- Original Message -----
From: BM2
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 10:30 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

Hello everybody,

I have a problem with the fore heads valve because I closed it for a very short time and when I wanted to reopen it, the handle shaft broke with the valve closed...although I operate it from time to time.

Fortunately, with a lot of efforts, I managed to open it with a Ezy-out left turn screw extractor.

Now I have to change it....without damaging the seacock., which does not seem to be easy !!

Although I cannot immagine I am the first one with this problem, I could not find a word about it on the forum, even with the search fuction, John,

Has anyone faced this problem?

All advices welcome

Regards

Yves

BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2009-12-11

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Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K

BM2 <bluemarinemartin@...>
 

Bonjour Anne and John,

And thank you for your help.

I am not so strong but the shaft has very little material: OD 9 mm threaded, a hole inside of 3 mm. and a cut of 1.5 mm each side for the handle leaving only a maximum of 3 working mm of material where it broke.

I usually wash the tank, while closed, with fresh water and vinegar from the vent on deck...but it nevertheless happened to break !!

I understand how to remove the hose, but...

The problem I am facing is to remove (unscrew) the valve without breaking the seacock.

How can I seize the seacock to avoid distroying it while removing the valve itself ??
The seacock seems to be moulded in the plastic of the hull, without any thing beyond the moulding inside the boat in order to block it, , while unscewing the valve . A bit difficult to explain clearly with my limited English, but I hope you can grasp the point !!

Many Thanks and best wishes to both of you

Yves


BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2010-04-13
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De : Anne and John Hollamby
À : amelyachtowners
Date : 2010-04-12, 10:13:14
Sujet : Re: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K


Dear Yves and Marie Christine,
The same valve seized up years ago on my boat and I had to replace it even though I was not so strong as to be able to break the shaft. To replace the valve remove the shelf and the plastic pipe from the holding tank. You will find that it is best to make a vertical slash in it where it is stuck onto the tank and the valve with a razor knife. You will then be able to remove the damaged valve and fit a new one using proper sanitary hose.
It was not my favourite job especially as one inevitably gets on intimate terms with the WC pan !
I suppose that whilst the tube is open you should feel the inside to see whether you should do a descaling job as described by S/V Bebe in the archives.

Best wishes from Anne and John

----- Original Message -----
From: BM2
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 10:30 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heads seacock on SM2K




Hello everybody,

I have a problem with the fore heads valve because I closed it for a very short time and when I wanted to reopen it, the handle shaft broke with the valve closed...although I operate it from time to time.

Fortunately, with a lot of efforts, I managed to open it with a Ezy-out left turn screw extractor.

Now I have to change it....without damaging the seacock., which does not seem to be easy !!

Although I cannot immagine I am the first one with this problem, I could not find a word about it on the forum, even with the search fuction, John,

Has anyone faced this problem?

All advices welcome

Regards

Yves

BM2
bluemarinemartin@...
2009-12-11




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Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Pepe,

That email no longer works. Which IFM location did you get this part? I checked the US location and was told, "The IB5076 is no longer available and no direct replacement."

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@...> wrote:

HI Bill,
alex.cortes | ifm.com
Pepe Fortuna 223




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De: svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
Para: amelyachtowners@...
Enviado: vie,9 abril, 2010 17:39
Asunto: Re: [Amel] Chain Counter

 


Iv Pepe,

Yahoo automatically strips the email address removing everything after the "@". Can you tell me what follows: "alex.corte@ "

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@ > wrote:

Hi all,
The chain counter sensor,IB 5076 inductive sensor is Euro 78,- E mail alex.corte@ ..
Hope it helps,
Iv Pepe
Fortuna  SM 223






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Energy Tax Credit - USA only.

eric <ericmeury@...>
 

just thought i would share this as i'm pretty sure it would qualify

Regarding the Residential Energy Credits. I do believe that if your living on your boat full time as your primary residence can count the following

Qualified Solor Electirc Property
Qualified Solar water heating
Qualified Small wind energy property costs

" A home is where you lived in 2009 and can included a house, houseboat, mobile home, ....

i remember 10 years ago asking my tax professor if the boat loan interest can count as mortgage interest and he said yes as long as the sailboat had a head a place to cook and a place to sleep.

btw the form also says you can take a "credit of 30% of your costs of qualified solor electric propery, solor water heating property, small wind energy property....."

Form is 5695...see the instructions page..


Maramu bow thruster

Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

I am in the Med (at the moment near Athens but may go to Tureky later) and am thinking of having a bow thruster installed. 10hp should suffice together with a battery in the forepeak that can be charged with the normal house batteries. Has anyone got any experience where I can get the tube professionally installed and then the bow thruster?

Thanks, Horst Maramu 168, Puddleduck


changed main mast of AMEL 54

sv_seda <no_reply@...>
 

As mentioned some days ago AMEL will change the main mast of the already delivered AMEL 54 and the new ones. I created an album called "changed main mast" with 2 photos of the solution after a main mast crash near the Canaries last year. I hope we can trust this reinforcement. All the best, Markus.