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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

ESTELLER
 

Hi Dimitris
Can you give the references of the one way valves you installed? Perhaps can you send photos of your installation?
José AMEL 54 ORION


Re: Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

Alan Leslie
 

Derick,

It doesn't matter, the outputs of both alternators are connected to the start battery positive ...there is always power there on both alternators...so your bizzos can be powered from either or both...doesn't matter.
The start battery (if its in good condition) is always well charged from both the engine and the genset.
Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Wate...

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Pat ,

The water in the engine is at about 190 degrees. The flames coming out of the engine are cooler as they are cooled by water at the mixing elbow.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Wate...

 

 

Derick, I did not read that, I suppose 167 degrees F. is well below what the exhaust pipe would normally be, even though the engine operates in the 190 range. I thought I would wire both raw water alarms and the high bilge alarm  to one breaker .

    Thanks ,Pat

 

In a message dated 6/19/2014 4:44:31 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, amelyachtowners@... writes:

 

Pat,

 

 The documentation on the Borel website indicates that the sensors are set to alarm at a fixed setpoint of 75 degrees C/ 167 degrees F.

 

Derick Gates

SM2K #400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Derick,

I mounted the announcers near the Amel vacuum alarm at the Amel nameplate on the companionway.

When you order the device(s) ask for a 24 volt unit with longer wire. It is very easy to run the wires to the back of the DC circuit breaker panel.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

 

 

Gary,

 

When you installed the alarms on the Generator and the Auxilliary exhaust hoses, did you power them from the respective 12VDC alternators?  Is there any problem using Borel's dual system this way, or did you buy two single systems and hook them up separately to the respective 12VDC alternator? 

 

I am thinking of using the dual sensor system, hooking up the 12 VDC+ to both genset and diesel engine alternator positive posts, and the negatives to both of the alternator negative posts, so that if either of the engines/alternators is on, there will be 12VDC to the sensors.  The unused engine/alternator pair won't interfere with the alternator that is in use, will it?  Also, what happens if the 12 VDC alternator charges the starting battery completely, will the alternator voltage drop to the point that the sensors will not function, or is the voltage maintained by the starting battery itself?  Clearly I have no idea how the 12 VDC alternators work.  Can you or someone else enlighten me? 

 

All the best,

 

Derick Gates

SM2K #400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Wate...

Patrick McAneny
 

Derick, I did not read that, I suppose 167 degrees F. is well below what the exhaust pipe would normally be, even though the engine operates in the 190 range. I thought I would wire both raw water alarms and the high bilge alarm  to one breaker .
    Thanks ,Pat
 
In a message dated 6/19/2014 4:44:31 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, amelyachtowners@... writes:

 

Pat,

 

 The documentation on the Borel website indicates that the sensors are set to alarm at a fixed setpoint of 75 degrees C/ 167 degrees F.

 

Derick Gates

SM2K #400 Brava


Re: Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Pat,

 

 The documentation on the Borel website indicates that the sensors are set to alarm at a fixed setpoint of 75 degrees C/ 167 degrees F.

 

Derick Gates

SM2K #400 Brava


Re: Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Gary,

 

When you installed the alarms on the Generator and the Auxilliary exhaust hoses, did you power them from the respective 12VDC alternators?  Is there any problem using Borel's dual system this way, or did you buy two single systems and hook them up separately to the respective 12VDC alternator? 

 

I am thinking of using the dual sensor system, hooking up the 12 VDC+ to both genset and diesel engine alternator positive posts, and the negatives to both of the alternator negative posts, so that if either of the engines/alternators is on, there will be 12VDC to the sensors.  The unused engine/alternator pair won't interfere with the alternator that is in use, will it?  Also, what happens if the 12 VDC alternator charges the starting battery completely, will the alternator voltage drop to the point that the sensors will not function, or is the voltage maintained by the starting battery itself?  Clearly I have no idea how the 12 VDC alternators work.  Can you or someone else enlighten me? 

 

All the best,

 

Derick Gates

SM2K #400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main boom attachment on SM

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks,Gary. I have been putting off the repair but will have to do it shortly.I fully expect to have to go through the same rigmarole as you did. There ain't no shortcuts when stainless meets aluminium !
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen , SM 302, Corfu


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: no_reply@...
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 21:40:26 -0700
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main boom attachment on SM



Hi Ian:

Sorry to be so slow to reply.  In my case during this repair I broke off both nylon screws that hold the main boom aft trim piece in place, but that was minor.  Unlike you, the screws securing the aft bracket came out ok, revealing the non-threaded holes in the boom track, so at that point I knew what the system was.    However, one of the screws in the broken main sheet bracket would not come out despite several days of penetrant oil lubrication, tapping on the screw head with a screwdriver and using maximal pressure on the screwdriver.  Eventually I had to drill out the screw. Sorry I don't have any additional ideas, but I am guessing that you have already solved the problem.   If so, please share with us your process.  

Sincerely 

Gary Silver 
s/v Liahona Amel SM #335



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

My muffler melted because there was a very small air leak at the raw water pump.

It did not set off the vacuum alarm.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 8:33 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

 

 

There is a problem there Amel has installed a vacuum gage if you start the engine with the sea water closed there should be an alarm the same if you have a plastic bag blocking the sea water entrance, on my boat Amel 54 this gauge was not working due to a leak in the sea water circuit I installed two one way valves in the water maker and onan sea water and the gauge is working without problem. With the vacuum gauge you can avoid melting of the water trap which happened also to me.

 

Dimitris

Alma libre Too

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone μου


19 Ιουν 2014, 7:32, ο/η amelliahona <no_reply@...> έγραψε:

 

I too had a Vetus Water Lift Muffler melt.  Seems like many have had this happen as reported on this forum.  In my case it melted but not before the exhaust hose from the turbo outlet to the muffler caught on fire (internally).  Only when a hole melted thru the muffler, allowing black smoke to pour out into the engine room did I know something was wrong.  I smelled this problem.  I visually checked the temp gauge on the Yanmar engine panel (which appeared normal), noted that no alarms sounded, opened the engine hatch and a column of black smoke poured out.  I couldn't see any flames but I thought the engine room was engulfed in fire the smoke was so thick.  I immediately shut down the engine but the only way I could enter the engine room was with a respirator.  I thought the boat was about to burn to the water line.  This occurred in a narrow channel with limited maneuvering and or sailing options and less than 50 hours on the sea water impeller.    30 seconds after shutting off the engine the high temp alarm on the Yanmar panel sounded.  Way, way, way, too late. Following repairs I installed the Borel Mfg exhaust temp system on both the main and genset exhausts.   

 

This is Borel's web site:  



http://www.borelmfg.com/index.html

 

Borel used to offer, and may still be willing to build for you, a bilge pump RUN-ON alarm.  I have had their Run-On alarm for many years but don't see it currently offered.  This alarm will sound if the bilge pump runs for more than a programmed number of minutes.  I wouldn't sail without this one.  I was making water one day and the seal on the Dessalator low pressure feed pump failed flooding the engine room with sea water.  The bilge water level alarm sounded, eventually, but by then there was 2 inches of sea water sloshing back and forth in the bottom of the engine room.  The bilge pump had been trying to keep up with the leak for heaven only knows how long.  Could have burned up the bilge pump etc.  My Borel run on alarm is set to sound if the bilge pump runs continuously for more than 2 minutes.  I test it every few days.   Again, I consider it an essential piece of safety equipment.  I also have their bilge water level float alarm and it is velcroed to the Amel bilge pump float gray column pipe about 4 inches lower than the Amel mounted bilge water sensor.

 

Just my thoughts. 

 

Gary Silver

s/v Liahona   Amel SM #335

On the hard at Jolly Harbor, Antigua


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

There is a problem there Amel has installed a vacuum gage if you start the engine with the sea water closed there should be an alarm the same if you have a plastic bag blocking the sea water entrance, on my boat Amel 54 this gauge was not working due to a leak in the sea water circuit I installed two one way valves in the water maker and onan sea water and the gauge is working without problem. With the vacuum gauge you can avoid melting of the water trap which happened also to me.

Dimitris
Alma libre Too

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone μου

19 Ιουν 2014, 7:32, ο/η amelliahona <no_reply@...> έγραψε:

 

I too had a Vetus Water Lift Muffler melt.  Seems like many have had this happen as reported on this forum.  In my case it melted but not before the exhaust hose from the turbo outlet to the muffler caught on fire (internally).  Only when a hole melted thru the muffler, allowing black smoke to pour out into the engine room did I know something was wrong.  I smelled this problem.  I visually checked the temp gauge on the Yanmar engine panel (which appeared normal), noted that no alarms sounded, opened the engine hatch and a column of black smoke poured out.  I couldn't see any flames but I thought the engine room was engulfed in fire the smoke was so thick.  I immediately shut down the engine but the only way I could enter the engine room was with a respirator.  I thought the boat was about to burn to the water line.  This occurred in a narrow channel with limited maneuvering and or sailing options and less than 50 hours on the sea water impeller.    30 seconds after shutting off the engine the high temp alarm on the Yanmar panel sounded.  Way, way, way, too late. Following repairs I installed the Borel Mfg exhaust temp system on both the main and genset exhausts.   


This is Borel's web site:  


http://www.borelmfg.com/index.html


Borel used to offer, and may still be willing to build for you, a bilge pump RUN-ON alarm.  I have had their Run-On alarm for many years but don't see it currently offered.  This alarm will sound if the bilge pump runs for more than a programmed number of minutes.  I wouldn't sail without this one.  I was making water one day and the seal on the Dessalator low pressure feed pump failed flooding the engine room with sea water.  The bilge water level alarm sounded, eventually, but by then there was 2 inches of sea water sloshing back and forth in the bottom of the engine room.  The bilge pump had been trying to keep up with the leak for heaven only knows how long.  Could have burned up the bilge pump etc.  My Borel run on alarm is set to sound if the bilge pump runs continuously for more than 2 minutes.  I test it every few days.   Again, I consider it an essential piece of safety equipment.  I also have their bilge water level float alarm and it is velcroed to the Amel bilge pump float gray column pipe about 4 inches lower than the Amel mounted bilge water sensor.


Just my thoughts. 


Gary Silver

s/v Liahona   Amel SM #335

On the hard at Jolly Harbor, Antigua


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

Patrick McAneny
 

I am glad you guys brought up this subject and sent Borel's link. I just place an order for Aux. and gen. alarms as well as high bilge water. I was wondering at what temperature the alarm sounds.
                                                                                                        Thanks, Pat
 
In a message dated 6/19/2014 12:32:49 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, no_reply@... writes:

 

I too had a Vetus Water Lift Muffler melt.  Seems like many have had this happen as reported on this forum.  In my case it melted but not before the exhaust hose from the turbo outlet to the muffler caught on fire (internally).  Only when a hole melted thru the muffler, allowing black smoke to pour out into the engine room did I know something was wrong.  I smelled this problem.  I visually checked the temp gauge on the Yanmar engine panel (which appeared normal), noted that no alarms sounded, opened the engine hatch and a column of black smoke poured out.  I couldn't see any flames but I thought the engine room was engulfed in fire the smoke was so thick.  I immediately shut down the engine but the only way I could enter the engine room was with a respirator.  I thought the boat was about to burn to the water line.  This occurred in a narrow channel with limited maneuvering and or sailing options and less tha n 50 hours on the sea water impeller.    30 seconds after shutting off the engine the high temp alarm on the Yanmar panel sounded.  Way, way, way, too late. Following repairs I installed the Borel Mfg exhaust temp system on both the main and genset exhausts.   


This is Borel's web site:  


http://www.borelmfg.com/index.html


Borel used to offer, and may still be willing to build for you, a bilge pump RUN-ON alarm.  I have had their Run-On alarm for many years but don't see it currently offered.  This alarm will sound if the bilge pump runs for more than a programmed number of minutes.  I wouldn't sail without this one.  I was making water one day and the seal on the Dessalator lo w pressure feed pump failed flooding the engine room with sea water.  The bilge water level alarm sounded, eventually, but by then there was 2 inches of sea water sloshing back and forth in the bottom of the engine room.  The bilge pump had been trying to keep up with the leak for heaven only knows how long.  Could have burned up the bilge pump etc.  My Borel run on alarm is set to sound if the bilge pump runs continuously for more than 2 minutes.  I test it every few days.   Again, I consider it an essential piece of safety equipment.  I also have their bilge water level float alarm and it is velcroed to the Amel bilge pump float gray column pipe about 4 inches lower than the Amel mounted bilge water sensor.


Just my thoughts. 


Gary Silver

s/v Liahona   Amel SM #335

On the hard at Jolly Harbor, Antigua


Yanmar 4JH-3HTE Starting Procedure

rossirossix4
 

My Yanmar manual recommends to use the stop button while cranking to keep the engine from starting if it has not been used for a prolonged period and warns that failure to do so could harm the engine.  However, when I hold the stop button in the key (in cranking position) seems to override it and it starts normally (and very quickly).  The engine stops correctly when using the stop button during normal operation and there are no other operating problems.  Is this normal for this era boat (2004 SM #429)?  Is there any problem using the manual shut off to achieve this (e.g. having to bleed the injectors after doing it) . 


Bob 

S/V KAIMI #429 currently at Queensway Quay in Gibraltar 



SM # 347 for sale

jfolino901@...
 

Unique opportunity to own a perfect example of a 2001 Amel Super Maramu 53' ketch at about 1/2 its current value*! She is docked in front of Johnny Hassan's at Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola British Virgin Islands office for the past 12 years. She is hull #347 and very lightly used. Johnny has taken care of her since I sailed Sulajon from Europe in 2002. She is fully equipped and maintained. She has never been chartered, in fact I have always been her captain, no other person has ever sailed her without me on board. She is a practically new example of an Amel SM 53'. The turbo Yanmar has approximately 930 hours of use. Johnny has a nearly new 150% Genoa as I had a 110% jib made in 2003 and have used it ever since. The balooner and all hardware, poles and lines were only used in the Atlantic crossing.

All system are in tip top shape, maintained by the same crew for the past 12 years where I sailed from 6 weeks/season to as little as 2 weeks, otherwise the boat sat at the dock, or on the hard.

 

I am the first and only owner. I have two freezers beneath the dinette, the 160 liter per hr water maker with spare filters, a large supply of spare parts, a bow thruster with spare props, a RIB with a new motor, new batteries, complete electronics with two autopilots.

The boat has 3 zones of air conditioning, a 160 liter/hour fresh water maker, a 7 KW generator, a bow thruster, a fixed fiberglass dodger with an operable helm window, a bimini top, an extension with side curtains for cool weather, numerous lockers and storage areas, a hard bottom dingy with a brand new Tohatsu 6 HP outboard motor all suspended on stainless steel davits off of the stern with a winch to assist in the lift. a walk in engine room, a refrigerator and two refrigerator/freezers, roller furling jib and main sail, all electrically operated, a windlass, a roler furling mizzen sail, spare sails galore. There remains a couple zones of electric heat as part of the main saloon and forward Vee berth areas, two heads with holding tanks, macerator pumps, a dry, odor free bilge, several watertight bulkheads, two spare anchors with rode, extensive tools and spare parts, a SSB, a radar, a GPS, full electronics, an

Imarsat mini M  phone for off shore use, a microwave oven, a washer and dryer. a dishwasher which I never used once, pots, pans, plates, silverware, linens for 6 people, two laptops, safety equipment including EPIRB, flares, hand held GPS, brand new batteries (there are eight 6 volt house batteries and one 12 volt start battery), an 8 person off shore life raft just reconditioned and tested.  A diving compressor with a regulator and 50' of air supply hose and diving weights. A Sony TV with VCR & DVD. An AM/FM radio with CD player and both cabin and cockpit speakers. Many tools and miscellaneous items accumulated over 12 years. A Wirie internet broadband booster/router and a Furuno weatherfax.Contact me at jfolino901@...

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] xantrex pro battery monitor

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

John,

For what it is worth, I saw a Link10 on eBay a few weeks ago.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
sent from my tablet

On Jun 18, 2014 4:01 PM, "johnabo2003" <no_reply@...> wrote:

 


Bill,

 

Thanks - for some reason I had it in my head that you had upgraded. I am only replacing my link 10 because I have used it so much I have worn out the buttons!

 

John


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main boom attachment on SM

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Ian:

Sorry to be so slow to reply.  In my case during this repair I broke off both nylon screws that hold the main boom aft trim piece in place, but that was minor.  Unlike you, the screws securing the aft bracket came out ok, revealing the non-threaded holes in the boom track, so at that point I knew what the system was.    However, one of the screws in the broken main sheet bracket would not come out despite several days of penetrant oil lubrication, tapping on the screw head with a screwdriver and using maximal pressure on the screwdriver.  Eventually I had to drill out the screw. Sorry I don't have any additional ideas, but I am guessing that you have already solved the problem.   If so, please share with us your process.  

Sincerely 

Gary Silver 
s/v Liahona Amel SM #335


Melting Vetus Muffle - aka Water Lift - aka Water Trap

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

I too had a Vetus Water Lift Muffler melt.  Seems like many have had this happen as reported on this forum.  In my case it melted but not before the exhaust hose from the turbo outlet to the muffler caught on fire (internally).  Only when a hole melted thru the muffler, allowing black smoke to pour out into the engine room did I know something was wrong.  I smelled this problem.  I visually checked the temp gauge on the Yanmar engine panel (which appeared normal), noted that no alarms sounded, opened the engine hatch and a column of black smoke poured out.  I couldn't see any flames but I thought the engine room was engulfed in fire the smoke was so thick.  I immediately shut down the engine but the only way I could enter the engine room was with a respirator.  I thought the boat was about to burn to the water line.  This occurred in a narrow channel with limited maneuvering and or sailing options and less than 50 hours on the sea water impeller.    30 seconds after shutting off the engine the high temp alarm on the Yanmar panel sounded.  Way, way, way, too late. Following repairs I installed the Borel Mfg exhaust temp system on both the main and genset exhausts.   


This is Borel's web site:  


http://www.borelmfg.com/index.html


Borel used to offer, and may still be willing to build for you, a bilge pump RUN-ON alarm.  I have had their Run-On alarm for many years but don't see it currently offered.  This alarm will sound if the bilge pump runs for more than a programmed number of minutes.  I wouldn't sail without this one.  I was making water one day and the seal on the Dessalator low pressure feed pump failed flooding the engine room with sea water.  The bilge water level alarm sounded, eventually, but by then there was 2 inches of sea water sloshing back and forth in the bottom of the engine room.  The bilge pump had been trying to keep up with the leak for heaven only knows how long.  Could have burned up the bilge pump etc.  My Borel run on alarm is set to sound if the bilge pump runs continuously for more than 2 minutes.  I test it every few days.   Again, I consider it an essential piece of safety equipment.  I also have their bilge water level float alarm and it is velcroed to the Amel bilge pump float gray column pipe about 4 inches lower than the Amel mounted bilge water sensor.


Just my thoughts. 


Gary Silver

s/v Liahona   Amel SM #335

On the hard at Jolly Harbor, Antigua


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 4JH4-HTE TURBO MALFUNCTION

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Mark,

I had a vetus muffler melt.

I did two things

One I had a metal one made.

Second, I bought a Borel heat sensor that wraps around the exhaust pipe and goes off with a very loud horn , mounted by the Amel name plate, if the pipe gets too hot, and long before the engine alarm goes off. A great investment for $80-

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:35 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] 4JH4-HTE TURBO MALFUNCTION

 

 

Alex,

 

The turbocharger is lubricated with engine oil so I would hesitate about spraying anything else inside the unit in fear of contaminating the engine oil. Anything needing lubrication should be sealed from outside elements so spraying a lubricant into the unit is probably not beneficial anyway.

 

If you find the rotor will not turn freely with a straw. It means your turbo has ceased, possibly due to saltwater contamination. It is possible for saltwater to back up into the elbow and into the turbo if there is an obstruction in the exhaust (in my case a melted Vetus muffler ~ long story).

 

Sometimes a turbo will “stick” if the engine hasn’t been used in a while. Trying to turn the rotor with a plastic straw should be strong enough to free it up. If you cannot get it to turn, try something a little stronger such as a screw driver wrapped in a paper towel, but be very careful not to damage the rotor blades. They are very thin on the edges and because of the high speed rotation, the slightest nick will cause the turbo to fail.

 

If the rotor pops loose, you will probably want to clean the turbo as something caused it to stick. There is a procedure in the Yanmar manual on how to do this using Yanmar turbo wash.

 

I hope this is the easy fix for you and not something more significant. Turbos are expensive!

 

On a side note: anyone reading this with a Vetus muffler ~ if your temperature warning light on your engine comes on, you have already melted the muffler (due to the hot exhaust discharge leading up to the overheat situation). You cannot tell from the outside that the muffle is damaged. Ironically, the only way to tell is to damage it by cutting it open. Seawater can then back up into the elbow and into the turbocharger. You can save a lot of money if you overheat by removing the elbow and checking the turbo for moisture. If wet, flush the turbo with fresh water and then a rapid dry spray such as ether or compressed air.

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:56 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] 4JH4-HTE TURBO MALFUNCTION

 

 

Hello to all and thanks for the feedback. I´ll try Mark´s suggestion. Once I do this I´ll get back with the findings. 

Our turbo by the way was working and had the characteristic whistle sound when kicking in under load at about 2000 rpm.  So it may be just stuck. Hopefully. Is there anything to lubricate in the turbo?

The prop is the Amel original three fixed blade prop and two independent calculations showed it was adequate with the new engine/transmission, including the Yanmar people who tested the engine and certified the installation.

Alex Paquin

 

PD: Eric, I sent an email directly to you concerning the engine mounts I used for this engine. It may be in your grey mail.

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: St Maarten June 25

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

MY cell in St marten is 721-527-1858

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: St Maarten June 25

 

 

Eric,

 

I will be traveling to St. Thomas on Friday June 20th, and after provisioning Brava over the weekend, plan to sail through the BVI, arriving in Sint Maarten on Wednesday the 25th or Thursday the 26th if all goes well.  I need to be in Antigua by Sunday the 29th to pick up my wife who will be flying in there.  We will spend a few days around Antigua and then haul out at Bailey's Boatyard in Falmouth Harbour on July 3rd, so that I can leave Brava in a steel cradle for the balance of hurricane season.  I will be flying out of Antigua back to Boston on July 6th.  I'm not yet retired, so for now am limited to a few weeks at a time on Brava, and hauling her for hurricane season is the better part of valor (and my insurance company likes it too!).

 

It would be a treat to meet you for a drink or dinner in Sint Maarten if we can mesh schedules somehow.

 

My cell phone is (617) 512 8834

 

Email is derickgates "at" comcast.net

 

best regards,

 

Derick
SM2K #400 Brava


Nirvana furling gear

Steve Leeds
 

Hi Ken,
Joel Potter suggested I get in touch with you as I am in the process of rebuilding my Nirvana furling gear on my 1985 Sharki, which Joel tells me is identical to the Maramu gear, and I understand you rebuilt yours several years ago.

The biggest issue I have had so far is locating replacement "combination needle bearings, thrust bearings" in the sizes necessary for the main and mizzen sail swivel (and just to be absolutely clear, by swivel, I mean the car that carries the head of the sail and is tensioned by the main and mizzen halyard).  The size used is not a standard available size in the US.  

Were you able to locate these bearings anywhere, or did you modify the swivel housing to accept available bearings?

I have previously rebuilt everything else with the mast up either here, Grenada, W.I. or in New Zealand.  I was able to purchase the other bearings and seals at the time (between 1990 and 2000).  Hopefully I will still be able to find these other items as needed here in Fort Lauderdale.

I would appreciate any information you can provide.

Regards,
Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki #121
Fort Lauderdale, Florida



Re: St Maarten June 25

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Eric,

 

I will be traveling to St. Thomas on Friday June 20th, and after provisioning Brava over the weekend, plan to sail through the BVI, arriving in Sint Maarten on Wednesday the 25th or Thursday the 26th if all goes well.  I need to be in Antigua by Sunday the 29th to pick up my wife who will be flying in there.  We will spend a few days around Antigua and then haul out at Bailey's Boatyard in Falmouth Harbour on July 3rd, so that I can leave Brava in a steel cradle for the balance of hurricane season.  I will be flying out of Antigua back to Boston on July 6th.  I'm not yet retired, so for now am limited to a few weeks at a time on Brava, and hauling her for hurricane season is the better part of valor (and my insurance company likes it too!).

 

It would be a treat to meet you for a drink or dinner in Sint Maarten if we can mesh schedules somehow.

 

My cell phone is (617) 512 8834

 

Email is derickgates "at" comcast.net

 

best regards,

 

Derick
SM2K #400 Brava