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YANMAR 4JH4-HTE SEA WATER PUMP HOSE DIAMETER

Alejandro Paquin
 

Hello to all and Happy New Year,

Can anyone tell me the inside and outside diameters of the sea water pump exit rubber hose? That is, the hose going from the raw water pump to the heat exchanger. Thanks in advance for this information.

Best regards,

Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO

Older Maramu #94, 1981



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Porter,

I originally mention my interest to have Olivier inspecting my vessel in March in Sint Maarten, therefore I am deleting with business issues and have delays on my side.
I definitely recommend him for survey as well as inspection as my first choice.

When I purchase my vessel in 2012, I used Martial Barriel and was very happy with his work.

I think it is very good to be in good communication with the current owner, therefore I would recommend a survey as the current owner is not as familiar as Olivier and also one will be required for insurance purpose.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI



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On Sun, 1/8/17, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017, 6:28 AM


 









I'm overwhelmed at the thoughtfulness
and completeness of all of your responses!Thank
you all so very much!! What a find this group is!!
Unbelievable!  
My
wife and I are planning to go to Martinique from Feb
9-12. I'd be happy to see how many would be
willing to share in the Oliver "delivery
costs"We live in Fort Lauderdale, by the
way. I presume he's in La Rochelle?
 
Anyone in?  And
then would he be available?
JP has an amel surveyor in
Miami. Joel Potter, whom I've gotten to know
and trust has no boats at the present time, but some coming,
while not a surveyor- boy does he know Amels!  I
wouldn't want to offend him but I think he'd be
valuable as well looking over a yacht. 
What are your
thoughts?
And thanks
again every one for the time and consideration of your
responses. I very much appreciate
it. 
Porter
On Jan 8,
2017, at 6:35 AM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@yahoo.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






If you decide to use Olivier, I may be
interested as well for an in the water survey in the
Caribbean.  As I recall there were others who voiced
interest as well - which would drive travel cost down.  For
me, it all depends on when and where.

Ben DriverLa Bella VitaSM
#347
Sent from my
iPad
On Jan 8, 2017,
at 4:56 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@optonline.net
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Hi,I originally asked
Olivier to come to St Maarten to supervise the installation
of my new rigging.and review
Kimberlite.A few other Amel owners
also voice interest in him reviewing their boats at that
time.Unfortunately due to
health issues with my girlfriend I will not have Olivier
come to the Caribbean this year.I would definitely
communicate with Olivier to survey your boat, possibly other
owners would also join in, to split the
airfare.  An Amel is nothing like
any Sams surveyor have ever seen , and if they have  I am
sure they are not familiar with the unique features of our
boats.  I would definitely ask
Olivier to survey your boat.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376    
 From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]

Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 1:12
AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS
certification?    Hi Porter;

I would highly recommend
Olivier Beaute for the survey. He is the most experienced
AMEL surveyor and knows what to look for.

We used Olivier's services
when we purchased our AMEL in turkey. Not only do you get
piece of mind that there are no hidden major issues, you
also get good training on how the systems work and how to
use them.

Olivier was
extremely helpful, professional and patient with our never
ending questions while trying to get familiar with all her
systems in a short period of time.

Good luck with your search.

Respectfully;

Mohammad Shirloo
323-633-2222
Cell
310-454-3148 Fax



































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

Porter McRoberts <portermcroberts@...>
 

I'm overwhelmed at the thoughtfulness and completeness of all of your responses!
Thank you all so very much!! What a find this group is!! Unbelievable!  

My wife and I are planning to go to Martinique from Feb 9-12. 
I'd be happy to see how many would be willing to share in the Oliver "delivery costs"
We live in Fort Lauderdale, by the way. 
I presume he's in La Rochelle?  

Anyone in?  And then would he be available?

JP has an amel surveyor in Miami. 
Joel Potter, whom I've gotten to know and trust has no boats at the present time, but some coming, while not a surveyor- boy does he know Amels!  
I wouldn't want to offend him but I think he'd be valuable as well looking over a yacht. 

What are your thoughts?

And thanks again every one for the time and consideration of your responses. 
I very much appreciate it. 

Porter




On Jan 8, 2017, at 6:35 AM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If you decide to use Olivier, I may be interested as well for an in the water survey in the Caribbean.  As I recall there were others who voiced interest as well - which would drive travel cost down.  For me, it all depends on when and where.

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jan 8, 2017, at 4:56 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi,

I originally asked Olivier to come to St Maarten to supervise the installation of my new rigging.

and review Kimberlite.

A few other Amel owners also voice interest in him reviewing their boats at that time.

Unfortunately due to health issues with my girlfriend I will not have Olivier come to the Caribbean this year.

I would definitely communicate with Olivier to survey your boat, possibly other owners would also join in, to split the airfare.

 

An Amel is nothing like any Sams surveyor have ever seen , and if they have  I am sure they are not familiar with the unique features of our boats.

 

I would definitely ask Olivier to survey your boat.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 1:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

 

 

Hi Porter;

I would highly recommend Olivier Beaute for the survey. He is the most experienced AMEL surveyor and knows what to look for.

We used Olivier's services when we purchased our AMEL in turkey. Not only do you get piece of mind that there are no hidden major issues, you also get good training on how the systems work and how to use them.

Olivier was extremely helpful, professional and patient with our never ending questions while trying to get familiar with all her systems in a short period of time.

Good luck with your search.

Respectfully;

Mohammad Shirloo
323-633-2222 Cell
310-454-3148 Fax


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windless Replacement

Warren Traill
 

Thanks for that info Dennis. We expect our 36 year old windlass to do the same at some stage. Did you order the new windlass from Amel?

Warren

SV Manon2

Sharki 15

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, 8 January 2017 6:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windless Replacement

 

 

Several weeks ago there was a stream about maintenance on the windless.  The discussion was too late for me as my windless actually broke away from the deck following too many years of corrosion underneath.  The good news is that on my Maramu, swapping in a new one was a not the nightmare I expected based on the reports I heard of having bolts too corroded to remove without lots of extra effort.  Even with all the corrosion to the windless casing, the bolts and nuts (which were all accessi ble) were removed with minor effort -one nut had to be exposed by cutting away a bit of fibreglass.  The original holes all lined up and the new windless slipped right in. Even though I cursed myself for not attending to the maintenance required, I figured 33 years is a pretty good run for a windless and now with proper maintenance, I'm sure this one will outlast me.

 

Dennis Johns

Libertad

Maramu #121

Grenada 

 

 


Re: Fridge for Santorin

Ian Park
 

Herbert
We installed the Waeco 140 litre unit. I had to take out the platform the previous fridge stood on but is slides in just fine. 
The wooden door does go on the front but leaves the top section visible where the door lock section is. The freezer unit is noticeably bigger.
While the fridge was out I installed a computer extractor fan above the worktop to help the air flow  over the compressor which is on the top right at the back of the fridge.
The Waeco 12/220v automatic switch unit is probably well worth installing as it doesn't cost much and you have a generator on board.
The insulation seems good on it. I turn the thermostat down at night and the freezer keeps everything frozen.
We are pleased with the unit but if we were starting again we would research a two drawer fridge and lose the wooden door front. The drawers lose less cold air than opening the door.
Good hunting.
Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

If you decide to use Olivier, I may be interested as well for an in the water survey in the Caribbean.  As I recall there were others who voiced interest as well - which would drive travel cost down.  For me, it all depends on when and where.

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jan 8, 2017, at 4:56 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi,

I originally asked Olivier to come to St Maarten to supervise the installation of my new rigging.

and review Kimberlite.

A few other Amel owners also voice interest in him reviewing their boats at that time.

Unfortunately due to health issues with my girlfriend I will not have Olivier come to the Caribbean this year.

I would definitely communicate with Olivier to survey your boat, possibly other owners would also join in, to split the airfare.

 

An Amel is nothing like any Sams surveyor have ever seen , and if they have  I am sure they are not familiar with the unique features of our boats.

 

I would definitely ask Olivier to survey your boat.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 1:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

 

 

Hi Porter;

I would highly recommend Olivier Beaute for the survey. He is the most experienced AMEL surveyor and knows what to look for.

We used Olivier's services when we purchased our AMEL in turkey. Not only do you get piece of mind that there are no hidden major issues, you also get good training on how the systems work and how to use them.

Olivier was extremely helpful, professional and patient with our never ending questions while trying to get familiar with all her systems in a short period of time.

Good luck with your search.

Respectfully;

Mohammad Shirloo
323-633-2222 Cell
310-454-3148 Fax


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel SM Capacitors

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi all

Today I opened up all the 3 aircon units on Island Pearl II to take a closer look at the capacitators as after always working perfectly in the past, all three units developed the same problem at about the same time, ie. they would start then simply cut out after about 15 - 20 seconds after a click sound.

Interestingly after reading Gary's and Bill's posts on these some time back, and not getting the time to look at it properly till today, I opened up the units and in all three it was the 10UF capacitotors (located under the metal cover & cable tied to the larger 40UF units) that were blown.

As a matter of course I will purchase six of these right away so we have a spare on board for each aircon ahead of cruising north across the equator later this year. I will replace all three and assume that this will be the problem hopefully easily solved, however it troubles me that the exact same 10UF units blew on all three aircons...... hence my question to the group...

Why do you think all three 10UF capacitators would fail at the same time? Also, those who already replaced these (and I think the 10UF ones were also problematic on other boats in the forum) did the new ones run well for some time after, or should I expect that they will blow again soon? Lastly should one consider replacing the 10UF with perhaps a 14UF??? or is this unlikely to solve the issue and possibly introduce even more issues...?

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 # 332
Brisbane, Australia

.

On Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 12:12 AM, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Hi Everyone:


On my last trip I decided to check every capacitor on Liahona.  There are 21 of them that I know of:  5 each for each of the Amel original Climma AC units, 2 each for the 4th Climma AC I installed in the galley (by the way by far and away the best upgrade made to the boat), 2 on the Dessalitor HP pump, 1 each on the Dessalator BP (low pressure pump) and the Calpeda AC pump.  There are probably more that I have missed. 


I had to replace 7 of them due to either outright failure (2) or out of specification readings.  I'll post a file with a summary latter today of the specifications for all of these (assembled from actual replacements and or forum posts and in once case from Dessalator (as what they reported was different than what was actually on the original pump motor.


If anybody has knowledge of additional capacitors that I have missed please advise. 


Gary S. Silver

s/v Liahona 

Amel SM 2000 #335

Puerto Del Rey Marina - Puerto Rico




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Windless Replacement

sbmesasailor
 

Several weeks ago there was a stream about maintenance on the windless.  The discussion was too late for me as my windless actually broke away from the deck following too many years of corrosion underneath.  The good news is that on my Maramu, swapping in a new one was a not the nightmare I expected based on the reports I heard of having bolts too corroded to remove without lots of extra effort.  Even with all the corrosion to the windless casing, the bolts and nuts (which were all accessible) were removed with minor effort -one nut had to be exposed by cutting away a bit of fibreglass.  The original holes all lined up and the new windless slipped right in. Even though I cursed myself for not attending to the maintenance required, I figured 33 years is a pretty good run for a windless and now with proper maintenance, I'm sure this one will outlast me.

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu #121
Grenada 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

I originally asked Olivier to come to St Maarten to supervise the installation of my new rigging.

and review Kimberlite.

A few other Amel owners also voice interest in him reviewing their boats at that time.

Unfortunately due to health issues with my girlfriend I will not have Olivier come to the Caribbean this year.

I would definitely communicate with Olivier to survey your boat, possibly other owners would also join in, to split the airfare.

 

An Amel is nothing like any Sams surveyor have ever seen , and if they have  I am sure they are not familiar with the unique features of our boats.

 

I would definitely ask Olivier to survey your boat.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 1:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

 

 

Hi Porter;

I would highly recommend Olivier Beaute for the survey. He is the most experienced AMEL surveyor and knows what to look for.

We used Olivier's services when we purchased our AMEL in turkey. Not only do you get piece of mind that there are no hidden major issues, you also get good training on how the systems work and how to use them.

Olivier was extremely helpful, professional and patient with our never ending questions while trying to get familiar with all her systems in a short period of time.

Good luck with your search.

Respectfully;

Mohammad Shirloo
323-633-2222 Cell
310-454-3148 Fax


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Porter;

I would highly recommend Olivier Beaute for the survey. He is the most experienced AMEL surveyor and knows what to look for.

We used Olivier's services when we purchased our AMEL in turkey. Not only do you get piece of mind that there are no hidden major issues, you also get good training on how the systems work and how to use them.

Olivier was extremely helpful, professional and patient with our never ending questions while trying to get familiar with all her systems in a short period of time.

Good luck with your search.

Respectfully;


Mohammad Shirloo
323-633-2222 Cell
310-454-3148 Fax


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

kcvabeach <kcvabeach@...>
 

Would ALWAYS recommend a surveyor.



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Oliver Buhlert obuhlert@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 1/7/17 8:07 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

 

Hello Porter,

we bought our Amel from the first owner without a surveyor. We didn't need one, because we met the owner a few times before and the boat was in such a perfect condition - Super Maramu 2000, built 2003-it looked like new, that we bought it directly in 2015.

We had a one day test sailing with the owner and after we bought it, he was three days with us on board to explain everything. We still have a very good contact to him.  
In our case a surveyor was not necessary. It would have been different if we didn't know the owner.

We plan to be in approximately 3 days in Martinique. If we can help you, it would be a pleasure.

All the best

Oliver
SV JoEmi



Am 07.01.2017 um 18:07 schrieb portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

I'm trying to join the club!


Looking at Amels in Martinique. JP the local Amel guru says there are no "SAMS" certified surveyors. 


1. Why is this important?

2. Or is it important?

3. If so how do I get an Martinique boat SAMS inspected?

4. If not important does anyone know a good surveyor for Amels in Martinique?


Quite appreciated!


Porter 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

Oliver Buhlert
 

Hello Porter,

we bought our Amel from the first owner without a surveyor. We didn't need one, because we met the owner a few times before and the boat was in such a perfect condition - Super Maramu 2000, built 2003-it looked like new, that we bought it directly in 2015.

We had a one day test sailing with the owner and after we bought it, he was three days with us on board to explain everything. We still have a very good contact to him.  
In our case a surveyor was not necessary. It would have been different if we didn't know the owner.

We plan to be in approximately 3 days in Martinique. If we can help you, it would be a pleasure.

All the best

Oliver
SV JoEmi



Am 07.01.2017 um 18:07 schrieb portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

I'm trying to join the club!


Looking at Amels in Martinique. JP the local Amel guru says there are no "SAMS" certified surveyors. 


1. Why is this important?

2. Or is it important?

3. If so how do I get an Martinique boat SAMS inspected?

4. If not important does anyone know a good surveyor for Amels in Martinique?


Quite appreciated!


Porter 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fridge for Santorin

Mark Erdos
 

Herbert,

 

I am not sure what is installed in the Santorin but we rebuilt our refrigerator this summer on our SM2K. We basically kept the shell and replaced the ice box condenser, thermostat and compressor. It took about a half day to remove the fridge and install the new parts and put it back in place. This way we still have the same facade wood front and did not have to do any cabinet work. We saved a considerable amount since we did not need a new box. We replace the removed parts with the same frigoboat units. The frigoboat parts come pre-charged with refrigerant and we had to only connect the condenser to the compressor with the easy connect color coded couplings (no r134a needed). The whole job was about US$1,000.

 

Hope this helps

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

SM2K #275 - Currently cruising: Key West, FL

 

 

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 3:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fridge for Santorin

 

 

Hi Santorin Owners,

did anyone exchange the fridge? We are looking for a replacement that should have a small freezer, like the original one. Our fridge runs now about 2/3 of the time or more and needs too much amps per day, so we think we will replace it by a new model, but it should fit without modifications at the nice mahagoni door...


we found the Waeco CRX110 would fit from the dimensions, has also a nice freezer, but the opening mechanism seems not to be compatible with the current system/door.

The Isotherm Cruise 130 would also fit but there is no real freezer inside, only for temporary use (info from the manual)

What models will fit, any recommendations / experiences?

thx,  herbert
SN120, KALI MERA, Dominica

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SAMS certification?

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hey Porter,

If you are looking at Amels, you are better off to get an Amel experienced surveyor.  

1. Would you buy trousers without trying them on?

GL with your search.

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007
Marina Bas du Fort, Guadeloupe.



On 7 Jan 2017, at 18:07, portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I'm trying to join the club!


Looking at Amels in Martinique. JP the local Amel guru says there are no "SAMS" certified surveyors. 


1. Why is this important?

2. Or is it important?

3. If so how do I get an Martinique boat SAMS inspected?

4. If not important does anyone know a good surveyor for Amels in Martinique?


Quite appreciated!


Porter 






SAMS certification?

portermcroberts@...
 

I'm trying to join the club!


Looking at Amels in Martinique. JP the local Amel guru says there are no "SAMS" certified surveyors. 


1. Why is this important?

2. Or is it important?

3. If so how do I get an Martinique boat SAMS inspected?

4. If not important does anyone know a good surveyor for Amels in Martinique?


Quite appreciated!


Porter 



Fridge for Santorin

Herbert Lackner
 

Hi Santorin Owners,

did anyone exchange the fridge? We are looking for a replacement that should have a small freezer, like the original one. Our fridge runs now about 2/3 of the time or more and needs too much amps per day, so we think we will replace it by a new model, but it should fit without modifications at the nice mahagoni door...


we found the Waeco CRX110 would fit from the dimensions, has also a nice freezer, but the opening mechanism seems not to be compatible with the current system/door.

The Isotherm Cruise 130 would also fit but there is no real freezer inside, only for temporary use (info from the manual)

What models will fit, any recommendations / experiences?

thx,  herbert
SN120, KALI MERA, Dominica



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Replacing Vetus Coupling Bolts

Eric Freedman
 

Bob,

Are you saying that the inside diameter of the Vetus coupling is 60mm?

The largest Coupling I see in the Vetus catalog is 35mm.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2017 8:16 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Replacing Vetus Coupling Bolts

 

 

Hi Eric,

Yes, we are SM hull 429 and the shaft is 35mm.  However it widens within a half inch of leaving the C drive to 60mm which is the diameter that the Vetus housing goes on.  Hopefully that information is helpful to you.  When I receive the replacement rubber bushings I will post the replacement procedure with some photos as well.

Bob, KAIMI SM 429


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Marinas in Panama and Colombia

Herbert Lackner
 

Thx Bill and Kent! Shelter Bay Marina seems to bve a good option!

herbert, KALI MERA, SN120, Dominica


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Dessalator Duo 60 Cat Pump

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 


Hi bob. No mine did not have a key. Nor was there a key way in the pulley. The sprag bearing I got was not cheap, nor did i expect it to be, it is a complex unit. I feel the $60 unit you found may be suspect.
Regards
Danny 
SM 299
Ocean pearl

On Sun, Jan 8, 2017 at 3:21, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

Danny,


When the shop pressed out the old bearing, there was a round key between the outer diameter of the bearing and the pulley.  I wasn't expecting that!  It's about 2mm in diameter.  

Needless to say, I cannot find a bearing with a round key.  I wonder if Dessalator didn't machine that into the bearing?  My bearing supplier says the GMN FKNS 6206-2-RS bearing does not show a round key in the outer race...

Did you have the same experience?  Or perhaps you got the bearing from Dessalator?  The Dessalator rep here in the USA notes Dessalator recommends replacement of the entire pulley-bearing-collar assembly for almost $500 each pulley.  A bearing distributor here in WPB wants $480 for the GMN OEM bearing alone!

The replacement bearing I found also can be had with a standard keyway in the outer race, and I'm going to check with some shops to see if I can have the pulley wheel cut to provide a keyway to match in the pulley inner diameter.  If anyone is interested the replacement bearing from Boca Bearings is CSK206P(X) for a keyway on inner race or CSK206PP(X) for keyways on both the inner and outer race.

In the meantime, I'm going to order a pulley without the clutch bearing that will fit on the CAT Pump shaft for the 24 volt motor.  The other motor won't be belted to the CAT Pump.  That way I can fix the bearing problem with the benefit of time.  It will be good to have in the future if I have more trouble with the clutch bearings on the CAT Pump.

Duane


Re: Dessalator Duo 60 Cat Pump

Duane Siegfri
 

Danny,

When the shop pressed out the old bearing, there was a round key between the outer diameter of the bearing and the pulley.  I wasn't expecting that!  It's about 2mm in diameter.  

Needless to say, I cannot find a bearing with a round key.  I wonder if Dessalator didn't machine that into the bearing?  My bearing supplier says the GMN FKNS 6206-2-RS bearing does not show a round key in the outer race...

Did you have the same experience?  Or perhaps you got the bearing from Dessalator?  The Dessalator rep here in the USA notes Dessalator recommends replacement of the entire pulley-bearing-collar assembly for almost $500 each pulley.  A bearing distributor here in WPB wants $480 for the GMN OEM bearing alone!

The replacement bearing I found also can be had with a standard keyway in the outer race, and I'm going to check with some shops to see if I can have the pulley wheel cut to provide a keyway to match in the pulley inner diameter.  If anyone is interested the replacement bearing from Boca Bearings is CSK206P(X) for a keyway on inner race or CSK206PP(X) for keyways on both the inner and outer race.

In the meantime, I'm going to order a pulley without the clutch bearing that will fit on the CAT Pump shaft for the 24 volt motor.  The other motor won't be belted to the CAT Pump.  That way I can fix the bearing problem with the benefit of time.  It will be good to have in the future if I have more trouble with the clutch bearings on the CAT Pump.

Duane