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Re: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Judy, the bimini attaches in the same aluminium slot on the fixed, fibreglass dodger as the standard Amel bimini. It may be important to note that our SM is an SM 2000 which already has slightly longer S/S tubes than those built before 2000. After our modification the most forward of the three stainless tubes is a lot higher than the standard one but we quite simply just extended the original tubes by welding extensions on to them--done in Brazil, you can't see the join--actually any competent S/S man ( or woman!) cd do it. The three tubes attach using the same holes at their feet as before. And, should you want to fold the whole thing forward ,as with the original, you can still do so. Why Amel didn't do this in the first place is beyond me, but Henri was a stubborn --and short!) man! I will get some photos to show you but it turned out to be remarkably doable. Ian and Judy , Pen Azen, SM 302 Hamble

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: yahoogroups@...
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 09:00:07 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

Ian and Judy,

I am trying to visualize the bimini configuration you described. As I understand it, your current raised bimini no longer attaches to the turnbuckles along the top of the dodger. Instead, your bimini stands free and has a clear vinyl panel that zips onto the forward edge of the bimini and then (I assume) clips down on the turnbuckles along the top of the dodger.

If my understanding of your bimini is correct, what holds the bimini frame forward and taught? Does your bimini fold down or is it rigidly in place?

I like this concept,but we have a full awning that we use at anchor with the dodger folded down and which provides headroom to a level above the main boom. If the bimini were rigidly in place, we could no longer use the shade awning.

Judy
S/V BeBe
Amel SM2 #387



--- In amelyachtowners@..., Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:


Bill, There is a much cheaper solution--just raise the height of the three stainless bars that hold up your present bimini by 10cm, 10cm and 25cm ( aft to forward) and 1. You can stand up ( I can , at 6 ft) PLUS 2.You can add a vinyl window right across the front which unzips at the top and rolls up neatly, both for ventilation and to allow you to stand at the wheel with your head outside for better visibility for berthing, etc.PLUS3. The vinyl window allows you to see your sails and improves visibility forward from the cockpit to an extraordinary degree PLUS4. You can sit on the aft coachroof and see forward ( as in every other Amel ever built other than the SM)
The top of the bimini will now be very close to the mainsheet. This is no problem as soon as you unfurl the main as it lifts the boom well clear. Judicious adjustment of the topping lift clears the main sheet when the sail is furled. We made these adjustments two years ago and I can't tell you how much they improve the ownership of an SM. No more cricked necks!
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble



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Re: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian and Judy,

I am trying to visualize the bimini configuration you described. As I understand it, your current raised bimini no longer attaches to the turnbuckles along the top of the dodger. Instead, your bimini stands free and has a clear vinyl panel that zips onto the forward edge of the bimini and then (I assume) clips down on the turnbuckles along the top of the dodger.

If my understanding of your bimini is correct, what holds the bimini frame forward and taught? Does your bimini fold down or is it rigidly in place?

I like this concept,but we have a full awning that we use at anchor with the dodger folded down and which provides headroom to a level above the main boom. If the bimini were rigidly in place, we could no longer use the shade awning.

Judy
S/V BeBe
Amel SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:


Bill, There is a much cheaper solution--just raise the height of the three stainless bars that hold up your present bimini by 10cm, 10cm and 25cm ( aft to forward) and 1. You can stand up ( I can , at 6 ft) PLUS 2.You can add a vinyl window right across the front which unzips at the top and rolls up neatly, both for ventilation and to allow you to stand at the wheel with your head outside for better visibility for berthing, etc.PLUS3. The vinyl window allows you to see your sails and improves visibility forward from the cockpit to an extraordinary degree PLUS4. You can sit on the aft coachroof and see forward ( as in every other Amel ever built other than the SM)
The top of the bimini will now be very close to the mainsheet. This is no problem as soon as you unfurl the main as it lifts the boom well clear. Judicious adjustment of the topping lift clears the main sheet when the sail is furled. We made these adjustments two years ago and I can't tell you how much they improve the ownership of an SM. No more cricked necks!
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble


Re: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

richard03801@...
 

We added 13" to each of the SS dodger supports and a see thru panel for over head views and forward views under way and it works. Of course we had a new dodger made. It all works very well. It's been good for over 60 kts and 2 Atlantic crossings.
Best wishes
Richard SM2o9
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-----Original Message-----
From: "BeyersWF" <BeyersWF@...>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 14:09:36
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

Ian & Judy,

I had my saggy cockpit covers replaced, after two feet of snow,
on my 82 Mango with a hard dodger made out of slightly smoked inch Lexan.
Im told that I can walk on it but havent to date. Required a single
stainless steel support strut passing just forward of the mizzen mast. Im
511 and dont bump my head. My son is 6 6. He has to duck. Pictures
attached. Subsequent to these pictures, side curtains have been added all
around as well as additional hand holds port and starboard. The price I
wont go there but makes it a better live aboard.



AE,

Crash



From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini






Bill, There is a much cheaper solution--just raise the height of the three
stainless bars that hold up your present bimini by 10cm, 10cm and 25cm ( aft
to forward) and 1. You can stand up ( I can , at 6 ft) PLUS 2.You can add a
vinyl window right across the front which unzips at the top and rolls up
neatly, both for ventilation and to allow you to stand at the wheel with
your head outside for better visibility for berthing, etc.PLUS3. The vinyl
window allows you to see your sails and improves visibility forward from the
cockpit to an extraordinary degree PLUS4. You can sit on the aft coachroof
and see forward ( as in every other Amel ever built other than the SM)
The top of the bimini will now be very close to the mainsheet. This is no
problem as soon as you unfurl the main as it lifts the boom well clear.
Judicious adjustment of the topping lift clears the main sheet when the sail
is furled. We made these adjustments two years ago and I can't tell you how
much they improve the ownership of an SM. No more cricked necks!
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
From: yahoogroups@... <mailto:yahoogroups%40svbebe.com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 01:14:40 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

OK, every morning I get up and repeat 3 times, "I will not buy a 54, I
love my SM." And we both love our SM and try to keep it in new condition.

I just noticed a 54 for sale on yachtworld that has a custom built
fiberglass bimini cover with 2 sliding hatches and lots of handrails.
Apparently it can be raised about 6" for extra standing room and ventilation
and lowered to seal the cockpit from water. It also has a custom vinyl
enclosure to close the back side...really cool..."I will not buy a 54...I
will not buy a 54..."

I hate to advertise for yachtworld, but you might want to look at this at
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543
<http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=215754
3&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet&currency=USD&access=Public&listing_i
d=50289&url=>
&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet&currency=USD&access=Public&listing_id
=50289&url=

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia



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Re: [Amel] Neco Autopilot Failure

richard03801@...
 

Before you get to far along be sure to clean the contact points as try do stick and can/will stop the unit from working.
Good sailing
Richard SM 209
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-----Original Message-----
From: "rfmolony" <rfmolony@...>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 14:39:36
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: [Amel] Neco Autopilot Failure

Thanks Conn for the response. Ultimately I did manage to get the unit out through the hatch, and found the relays in the addditional box on top. One of the fuses had broken at the end, probably due to age or vibration and after replacing it the unit appears to work. I will keep my fingers crossed for a while however - I would not like to try and remove the unit at sea


Re: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

BeyersWF
 

Ian & Judy,

I had my saggy cockpit covers replaced, after two feet of snow,
on my ’82 Mango with a hard dodger made out of slightly smoked ¾ inch Lexan.
I’m told that I can walk on it but haven’t to date. Required a single
stainless steel support strut passing just forward of the mizzen mast. I’m
5’11” and don’t bump my head. My son is 6’ 6.” He has to duck. Pictures
attached. Subsequent to these pictures, side curtains have been added all
around as well as additional hand holds port and starboard. The price – I
won’t go there but makes it a better live aboard.



AE,

Crash



From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2010 6:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini






Bill, There is a much cheaper solution--just raise the height of the three
stainless bars that hold up your present bimini by 10cm, 10cm and 25cm ( aft
to forward) and 1. You can stand up ( I can , at 6 ft) PLUS 2.You can add a
vinyl window right across the front which unzips at the top and rolls up
neatly, both for ventilation and to allow you to stand at the wheel with
your head outside for better visibility for berthing, etc.PLUS3. The vinyl
window allows you to see your sails and improves visibility forward from the
cockpit to an extraordinary degree PLUS4. You can sit on the aft coachroof
and see forward ( as in every other Amel ever built other than the SM)
The top of the bimini will now be very close to the mainsheet. This is no
problem as soon as you unfurl the main as it lifts the boom well clear.
Judicious adjustment of the topping lift clears the main sheet when the sail
is furled. We made these adjustments two years ago and I can't tell you how
much they improve the ownership of an SM. No more cricked necks!
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble

To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
From: yahoogroups@... <mailto:yahoogroups%40svbebe.com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 01:14:40 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

OK, every morning I get up and repeat 3 times, "I will not buy a 54, I
love my SM." And we both love our SM and try to keep it in new condition.

I just noticed a 54 for sale on yachtworld that has a custom built
fiberglass bimini cover with 2 sliding hatches and lots of handrails.
Apparently it can be raised about 6" for extra standing room and ventilation
and lowered to seal the cockpit from water. It also has a custom vinyl
enclosure to close the back side...really cool..."I will not buy a 54...I
will not buy a 54..."

I hate to advertise for yachtworld, but you might want to look at this at
http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543
<http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=215754
3&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet&currency=USD&access=Public&listing_i
d=50289&url=>
&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet&currency=USD&access=Public&listing_id
=50289&url=

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia



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Neco Autopilot Failure

rfmolony <rfmolony@...>
 

Thanks Conn for the response. Ultimately I did manage to get the unit out through the hatch, and found the relays in the addditional box on top. One of the fuses had broken at the end, probably due to age or vibration and after replacing it the unit appears to work. I will keep my fingers crossed for a while however - I would not like to try and remove the unit at sea.


Re: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Bill, There is a much cheaper solution--just raise the height of the three stainless bars that hold up your present bimini by 10cm, 10cm and 25cm ( aft to forward) and 1. You can stand up ( I can , at 6 ft) PLUS 2.You can add a vinyl window right across the front which unzips at the top and rolls up neatly, both for ventilation and to allow you to stand at the wheel with your head outside for better visibility for berthing, etc.PLUS3. The vinyl window allows you to see your sails and improves visibility forward from the cockpit to an extraordinary degree PLUS4. You can sit on the aft coachroof and see forward ( as in every other Amel ever built other than the SM)
The top of the bimini will now be very close to the mainsheet. This is no problem as soon as you unfurl the main as it lifts the boom well clear. Judicious adjustment of the topping lift clears the main sheet when the sail is furled. We made these adjustments two years ago and I can't tell you how much they improve the ownership of an SM. No more cricked necks!
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: yahoogroups@...
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 01:14:40 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

OK, every morning I get up and repeat 3 times, "I will not buy a 54, I love my SM." And we both love our SM and try to keep it in new condition.

I just noticed a 54 for sale on yachtworld that has a custom built fiberglass bimini cover with 2 sliding hatches and lots of handrails. Apparently it can be raised about 6" for extra standing room and ventilation and lowered to seal the cockpit from water. It also has a custom vinyl enclosure to close the back side...really cool..."I will not buy a 54...I will not buy a 54..."

I hate to advertise for yachtworld, but you might want to look at this at http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=50289&url=

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia



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Re: Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Hayden,

I have no direct information regarding the mast recall for the 54. I believe there are photos and message postings on this website.

We are in Puteri Harbour Marina near Johor Bahru. Malaysian phone number +60 14 273 9943, email bill"at"svbebe.com. If you are in southern Malaysia, give us a call or stop by. We will be in Singapore 3 June - 12 June then back to Puteri Harbour Marina.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM #387 and keeping her!
Currently Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Hayden Wills <hayden.wills@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

I have been looking at the same thing... and cringing because
business prevents me from doing anything in the short-term. I love
the fabricated bimini - it is a great idea.

I did read something about a mast problem (or factory fix) for the
Amel 54. Are you aware of this and any idea what it was all about.

I wish I was in Malaysia at the moment. We have had tornados touching
down all around Oklahoma this evening and it is no fun at all. I may
stop off in K.L. next month on the way to Mumbai if I have a chance
to visit my friends there.

Regards,
Hayden




OK, every morning I get up and repeat 3 times, "I will not buy a 54,
I love my SM." And we both love our SM and try to keep it in new
condition.

I just noticed a 54 for sale on yachtworld that has a custom built
fiberglass bimini cover with 2 sliding hatches and lots of
handrails. Apparently it can be raised about 6" for extra standing
room and ventilation and lowered to seal the cockpit from water. It
also has a custom vinyl enclosure to close the back side...really
cool..."I will not buy a 54...I will not buy a 54..."

I hate to advertise for yachtworld, but you might want to look at
this at
<http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=50289&url=>http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=50289&url=

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia


Re: Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

Hayden Wills <hayden.wills@...>
 

Hi Bill,

I have been looking at the same thing... and cringing because
business prevents me from doing anything in the short-term. I love
the fabricated bimini - it is a great idea.

I did read something about a mast problem (or factory fix) for the
Amel 54. Are you aware of this and any idea what it was all about.

I wish I was in Malaysia at the moment. We have had tornados touching
down all around Oklahoma this evening and it is no fun at all. I may
stop off in K.L. next month on the way to Mumbai if I have a chance
to visit my friends there.

Regards,
Hayden



OK, every morning I get up and repeat 3 times, "I will not buy a 54,
I love my SM." And we both love our SM and try to keep it in new
condition.

I just noticed a 54 for sale on yachtworld that has a custom built
fiberglass bimini cover with 2 sliding hatches and lots of
handrails. Apparently it can be raised about 6" for extra standing
room and ventilation and lowered to seal the cockpit from water. It
also has a custom vinyl enclosure to close the back side...really
cool..."I will not buy a 54...I will not buy a 54..."

I hate to advertise for yachtworld, but you might want to look at
this at
<http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=50289&url=>http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=50289&url=

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia


Amel 54 with a hardtop Bimini

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

OK, every morning I get up and repeat 3 times, "I will not buy a 54, I love my SM." And we both love our SM and try to keep it in new condition.

I just noticed a 54 for sale on yachtworld that has a custom built fiberglass bimini cover with 2 sliding hatches and lots of handrails. Apparently it can be raised about 6" for extra standing room and ventilation and lowered to seal the cockpit from water. It also has a custom vinyl enclosure to close the back side...really cool..."I will not buy a 54...I will not buy a 54..."

I hate to advertise for yachtworld, but you might want to look at this at http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/boatMergedDetails.jsp?boat_id=2157543&checked_boats=2157543&ybw=&units=Feet¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=50289&url=

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia


Re: replacement refrigerator for Sharki

robertlm123 <robertlm123@...>
 

I replaced my original Amel-installed combination holding
plate/shorepower unit with a Frigoboat model MS160C (Item #G50845) combo
refrig/small freezer.Other required components: E51975ssc-K50 compressor
with Smart Speed Control ; E50361 Keel cooler, thread, standard length.
This is a standard 12 volt unit, doing away with the holding plate.
Minor carpentry is involved. I purchased the unit through Coastal
Climate Control, Annapolis, MD 21403, Phone: 301-352-5738; but did all
phases of the installation myself. Drop by if you're in the Baltimore
area. I would be willing to review the installation process with you,
since placement of the keel cooler and compressor are critical due to
limited length of the precharged connecting lines.

1986 Amel Sharki "Lauren D."/Bob Marcus


--- In amelyachtowners@..., Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...> wrote:

I am looking to replace the Frigiboat refrigerator for a 12V/110V
system. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Roy Duddy
Duddy Law Offices
231 North Amherst Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-8500
603-472-7333 Fax
rduddy@...






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Re: [Amel] Neco Autopilot Failure

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

I have a 1983 Mango, I didn't know there was a 1981 Maramu, anyway I reciently had the controll unit replaced with a more modern unit, TMQ from Queensland Australia. the Tec that fitted it told me that the Neco motor drive unit was far better than any new one's. He said that the only problem they may have is with the contacts. He removed the unit and overhalled it for me and showed me the contacts which were in the box on top of the motor. He diddn't mention any fuses in there, but I could ask him for you. Apparently the contacts, which are similar to relay contacts, can get a rough surface due to arcing and may not pass current. Perhaps if you remove the unit and clean the contacts. Our one came out quite easily from the coupboard.  




________________________________
From: rfmolony <rfmolony@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tue, May 18, 2010 12:00:39 AM
Subject: [Amel] Neco Autopilot Failure

 
The Neco autopilot on Popeye 1981 Maramu #81 failed 4 days before arriving in Colon from Tampa. My suspicion (and fervent hope) is that a fuse has gone, since I was probably asking too much of it in the conditions. I am having trouble accessing the fuses. There is a grey plastic box on top of the drive unit that the manual says houses them, with two cables from the drive unit to it. The user manual does not mention this apparent addition. Access to the top of this grey box is all but impossible without cutting away the overhead above it. It even appears difficult if not impossible to remove the whole drive unit through the swing up access hatch since the cabling is so tight and the unit appears that it might not even fit through the available space.

Any advice from anyone who has had to replace a fuse, or details of how to access them, would be very, very greatly appreciated. Since I am single handing, I am stuck in Colon until I can get this resolved.

I am using an internet cafe some miles away for access, and will check back in a couple of days.

Richard Molony
Popeye, 1981 Maramu #81







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Neco Autopilot Failure

rfmolony <rfmolony@...>
 

The Neco autopilot on Popeye 1981 Maramu #81 failed 4 days before arriving in Colon from
Tampa. My suspicion (and fervent hope) is that a fuse has gone, since I was probably
asking too much of it in the conditions. I am having trouble accessing the fuses.
There is a grey plastic box on top of the drive unit that the manual says houses them,
with two cables from the drive unit to it. The user manual does not mention this apparent
addition. Access to the top of this grey box is all but impossible without cutting away
the overhead above it. It even appears difficult if not impossible to remove the whole
drive unit through the swing up access hatch since the cabling is so tight and the unit
appears that it might not even fit through the available space.

Any advice from anyone who has had to replace a fuse, or details of how to access them,
would be very, very greatly appreciated. Since I am single handing, I am stuck in Colon
until I can get this resolved.

I am using an internet cafe some miles away for access, and will check back in a couple
of days.

Richard Molony
Popeye, 1981 Maramu #81


Neco Autopilot Failure

rfmolony <rfmolony@...>
 

The Neco autopilot on Popeye 1981 Maramu #81 failed 4 days before arriving in Colon from Tampa. My suspicion (and fervent hope) is that a fuse has gone, since I was probably asking too much of it in the conditions. I am having trouble accessing the fuses. There is a grey plastic box on top of the drive unit that the manual says houses them, with two cables from the drive unit to it. The user manual does not mention this apparent addition. Access to the top of this grey box is all but impossible without cutting away the overhead above it. It even appears difficult if not impossible to remove the whole drive unit through the swing up access hatch since the cabling is so tight and the unit appears that it might not even fit through the available space.

Any advice from anyone who has had to replace a fuse, or details of how to access them, would be very, very greatly appreciated. Since I am single handing, I am stuck in Colon until I can get this resolved.

I am using an internet cafe some miles away for access, and will check back in a couple of days.

Richard Molony
Popeye, 1981 Maramu #81


Re: [Amel] ONAN IMPELLER

luvkante
 

Bought various items there; no bad experience.
 
Martin
 
S/V Chiara
Amel 54 # 149


ONAN IMPELLER

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

I bought in France the ONAN impeller arround 90 EUROS (120 US$) !!

And I found on Internet ( http://www.segelladen.de/Inhalt-untergruppen46/impeller_ab_n.htm ) this part for less than 14 EUROS !!!!!

Did any of you an experience on this Internet shop ?

JLuc
CottonBay
SM 316


Re: [Amel] type 2 rotary drive motor brushes

David Mackintosh <dlm48@...>
 

spoke to them last week very helpful BUT referred me to Raymarine re a 12V
Type 2 motor

regards

David

Fracmo
Denis Ferranti Group
Caernarfon Road
Bangor
Gwynedd
UK
LL57 4SP


Telephone: +44 (0)1248 370 370

Fax: +44 (0)1248 353 865

Sales phone: +44 (0)1248 374 222

Sales/Purchasing Fax: +44 (0)1248 370 112

Sales email: sales@...


On 19 April 2010 03:15, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:



Hi,

I have tried emailing and calling this company that makes the motor for the

Raymarine Rotary autopilot. No answer and an answering machine when called.


Does anyone know where to get spare brushes for this motor?

FRACMO HASTINGS ENGLAND

REF 451-50-109

Part No 3035-007

32 volts dc4.5 amps

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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Re: [Amel] Re: out haul gearbox

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi All, I meant to report that last year I had my outhaul gearbox replaced by Amel in Guadeloupe. After 9 years and 40,000 miles it still worked but the noise it was making indicated that it had come to the end of its days. The shaft was solid in the gearbox . To remove it Amel used a hacksaw to cut through it where it is exposed.That only took a few minutes and then the gearbox was free. This solution does mean that you need a new gearbox and a new shaft but it does save a lot of hard work. Fair winds, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302. Hamble


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Re: out haul gearbox

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Danny:

Regarding lubing the outhaul gearbox shafts:

You said: "I am going to remove and grease mine each time I change my engine oil. (the oil change sets an easy memory hook)I have no intention of letting mine get stuck again"

I concur complete. I was doing mine every six months and it always slid out easily and then i got lazy and waited one year to lube mine this last go round. I again had some difficulty removing the shaft on the main boom outhaul. I had to resort to the steel bolt/hammer trick to get it out. It wasn't terribly difficult but I would guess that removal every 6 months would be the best. In fact you only have to remove the lower bolt on the shaft. The upper bolt on the arm of the shaft merely fits into a hole and isn't threaded into the outhaul Anderson Winch head. 10 minutes work per gearbox every 6 months is a small price to pay to not have to go through what you, I and others have experienced.

Safe cruising, Gary Silver amelliahona SM2000 Hull # 335


Re: [Amel] out haul gearbox and cruising South Pacific

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi John and  Anne, your boat name? Thanks for the Pacific info, much appreciated. The engineers used a big oxy acetelene torch. You could try the butane but it may not have enough grunt. Watch out for heat getting onto the alloy mounting frame on the boom and the boom itself. To make the job more accessable I inverted the boom. I took the goose neck bolt out, rolled the boom over and put the bolt back in. (took the boom vang off first)

Danny and Yvonne SM 299 Ocean Pearl
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From: Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
Subject: Re: [Amel] out haul gearbox and cruising South Pacific
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, 14 May, 2010, 10:11 PM


 



Hello Danny and Yvonne,
I have a butane gas burner, is this what they used to free the shaft?
When we crossed the Pacific somefifteen years ago we found that it was only possible to get diesel in The Galapagos through the Port Captain who arranged delivery to our boat in a series of cans of every size so it was not possible to know how much was delivered. It was dirty fuel and short measure. We told them this and they came back with the balance.
When you get to Marquesas try the grapefruit which are huge and sweet, we wish we had kept some of the pips to try to grow some at home. Most of the Pacific Islanders are very friendly despite their poverty and a few gifts are very acceptable to them, items such as snorkels and goggles for example. If you have a watermaker and a large can fresh water (to take some ashore) is highly desirable as there is a long dry spell which we suppose is why the very basic shop has Pampers as well as a few foods, rice and flour etc. If your hosts have a baby no doubt a gift of Pampers would be very acceptable as they were horribly expensive in the shop. Some islands may invite you to join their non existant yacht club for ten or fifteen dollars, this is a good way of giving them some money without them losing face.
There used to be a Festival of the S. Pacific held on a different island each year where all the other islands, including Oz and NZ sent people to compete with their indiginous talents. If it is still going on it is a wonderful experience. Tahiti is a fascinating place especially in the week or so starting June 14 when Bastille Day is celebrated to open the events. One thing we did not like was being somewhere at the same time as a round the world rally as the participants were in a huge hurry to get repairs done and had no time to enjoy the place whilst they were absorbing a lot of the places short supplies of food,fuel etc.
Enjoy your trip, we envy you. Best wishes, Anne and John SM 319

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny and Yvonne
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2010 7:28 PM
Subject: [Amel] out haul gearbox

Hi all from warm Panama.
While at Shelter Bay marina in Colon I admitted defeat about getting the cetre shaft out of the outhaul gearbox and asked the yard for assistance. I suggesed heating with a gas torch but the man brought a large puller and a large hammer. Net result shaft still in place and one gearbox end plate smashed. Got outside engineers with a gas torch and after a moderate heating, a couple of taps and out it came. Had a new end plate turned and now all is well. Salutory lesson: beware man with large puller and large hammer. A little heat goes a long way.
Lastly, To periodically remove the centre shaft and re grease is so easy, undo a bolt at each end and it slips out. The main furler has 4 bolts to remove it from the mast and then just one to get the shaft out. I am going to remove and grease mine each time I change my engine oil. (the oil change sets an easy memory hook)I have no intention of letting mine get stuck again
We depart for the Galapagos and the Pacific in a day or two.
Regards to you all
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299 Ocean Pearl










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