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Re: engine exhaust high temp alarm Sea Chest Clog Alarm

michael winand
 

I have a vetas  one installed. You can use the sensor from a car thermo fan switch. I have it located at the water injection point in the exhaust system. 
It will activate before the engine alarm. 
Michael Nebo sm251 


On Tue, 1 Dec 2020 at 7:29 am, Miles
<milesbid@...> wrote:

Hi Eric,

 

I am sold on this and I am getting one.  Where did you take the power from?  Is yours 12V or 24 V (I guess that these questions have one answer).  Did you need a longer wire? 

 

As always, thanks.

 

Regards,

 

Miles

 

s/y Ladybug, sm 216,  in Le Marin, Martinique


Re: engine exhaust high temp alarm Sea Chest Clog Alarm

Miles
 

Hi Eric,

 

I am sold on this and I am getting one.  Where did you take the power from?  Is yours 12V or 24 V (I guess that these questions have one answer).  Did you need a longer wire? 

 

As always, thanks.

 

Regards,

 

Miles

 

s/y Ladybug, sm 216,  in Le Marin, Martinique


Re: ONAN replacement or not?

Mike Ondra
 

And maybe without the genset the mast would be vertical!   ; )

Which brings up the question of the weight of a full bank of lithium batteries?

Mike

ALETES SM#240 Rock Hall, MD

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Monday, November 30, 2020 3:34 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] ONAN replacement or not?

 

FWIW, I would proceed exactly as suggested on Aquarius 

 

A top tier lithium setup should not cost you as much as a new genset 

 

Good luck

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ

 



On 1/12/2020, at 9:00 AM, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

You asked for opinions.....

With new solar, and lithium batteries the future of gensets has almost come to an end.  You can put 2KW of solar on deck with 900AH of LiFePO4 batteries (at 24V).  This would life better than getting a new GenSet.

Keep the genset though, you might use it about 50 hours per year, max, with the set up above.   And you might even get another 10 years of life out of that Onan.  Onan's are very good gensets!

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: ONAN replacement or not?

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

FWIW, I would proceed exactly as suggested on Aquarius 

A top tier lithium setup should not cost you as much as a new genset 

Good luck

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 1/12/2020, at 9:00 AM, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

You asked for opinions.....

With new solar, and lithium batteries the future of gensets has almost come to an end.  You can put 2KW of solar on deck with 900AH of LiFePO4 batteries (at 24V).  This would life better than getting a new GenSet.

Keep the genset though, you might use it about 50 hours per year, max, with the set up above.   And you might even get another 10 years of life out of that Onan.  Onan's are very good gensets!

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: ONAN replacement or not?

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

You asked for opinions.....

With new solar, and lithium batteries the future of gensets has almost come to an end.  You can put 2KW of solar on deck with 900AH of LiFePO4 batteries (at 24V).  This would life better than getting a new GenSet.

Keep the genset though, you might use it about 50 hours per year, max, with the set up above.   And you might even get another 10 years of life out of that Onan.  Onan's are very good gensets!

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: Port sheet winch

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Adam, I am expecting to be able to refurbish/repair my winch but I will keep your advice re replacement in reserve. 
Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 01 December 2020 at 08:14 Adam Body <adamgcbody@...> wrote:

I have just replaced the same motor and gear box. I sourced the replacement from Mauripro, at a good price and with excellent service.  The unit is heavy so be careful pulling it off.
--
Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994


Re: Port sheet winch

Adam Body
 

I have just replaced the same motor and gear box. I sourced the replacement from Mauripro, at a good price and with excellent service.  The unit is heavy so be careful pulling it off.
--
Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994


Re: Port sheet winch

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks for your input Nick. Mark has now posted the Lewmar manual which answers all my questions

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 30 November 2020 at 22:36 "ngtnewington Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Sorry did not mean to send that.

Bottom line is that I am sure you have found the problem. Carbon dust with oil leak to make it extra messy.

Nick
On 30 Nov 2020, at 09:33, Nick Newington < ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Danny if I remember correctly the motor and gear box are fitted to the vertical shaft that goes up to the winch with a keyway on the shaft and the gear box is bolted up to the deck/winch. I do not know if the bolts holding the gearbox up are threaded into a plate or if you need to remove the winch to access the nuts. On the windlass it was quite easy to lift off the capstan and access the 
On 30 Nov 2020, at 09:07, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

Thanks Nick. I took the cover  off the brush mechanism. It is an oily mess in there with a gunge of catbon dust mixed in

 I dont know yet  if the gearbox has oil in it. If so I suspect the seal between the motor and the gearbox has failed and allowed oil to penetrate the motor. Brushes dont respond well to being covered in oil,it leads to short circuits.

So far I am working with the motor in place. I have yet to learn if it can be removed from the winch without dismatling the whole mecanism. I live in hope.

Thanks for your input.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 
 
On 30 November 2020 at 21:29 "ngtnewington Newington via groups.io" < ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hi Danny, 
The motor looks pretty much the same as the motor for the windlass on my 54. 
On my windlass I had a similar problem as you describe. The motor also got hot.
I removed it and stripped it down. It was clogged with carbon dust from the brushes. 
I then put it back and it runs perfectly.
I suggest you see if the motor itself gets hot,  if so it could be the same problem.

Nick
S/Y Amelia 
AML 54-019 Leros

 

On 30 Nov 2020, at 01:22, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

Thanks Bill. It is drawing about 90 amps turning with no load so I suspect a friction problem but I will chase the control option first.

Kind Regards

Danny

On 30 November 2020 at 12:28 CW Bill Rouse < brouse@...> wrote:

Danny,

These are so reliable that there is very little experience in troubleshooting and repair. I have no experience and few owners have very little.

I don't know how to help, other than to say most issues have been control issues and not motor and gearbox. Please let me know when you find a solution. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 4:54 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it  it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached

Thanks

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 

 


 


 




 


 


Re: Port sheet winch

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thank you Mark, invaluable. 

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 01 December 2020 at 03:32 Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:

Attached is the Parts and Installation Manual for the Lewmar electric winches on our Amel.  Hope it will cover your winch also.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


ONAN replacement or not?

Alexander Ramseyer
 

Dear Amelians,
my MDKAW is on ca 8000 hrs and I'm thinking about a replacement before sailing to the Pacific. The new 9 kW model (Marine QD space safer) MDKDL was offered to me for USD 12'195 - no discount. So here are my 2 questions:

1. Does anyone know a source that sells ONAN at a discounted price? If necessary please use private e-mail (alexramseyer@...)

2. I understand that the diesel part of the generator should be good to be used up to 12000 hrs if maintained well. The electricity generating part however seems to be pretty much end of life at around 8000hrs. Does anyone have experience with renewing the electrical part? Does it makes sense to do that considering part and labor cost, assuming the revised gen-set will run at least another 4000h?
Thanks for sharing your experience,
Alex
s/v NO STRESS
currently in Carriacou


Re: Port sheet winch

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Attached is the Parts and Installation Manual for the Lewmar electric winches on our Amel.  Hope it will cover your winch also.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Port sheet winch

ngtnewington Newington
 

Sorry did not mean to send that.

Bottom line is that I am sure you have found the problem. Carbon dust with oil leak to make it extra messy.

Nick

On 30 Nov 2020, at 09:33, Nick Newington <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Danny if I remember correctly the motor and gear box are fitted to the vertical shaft that goes up to the winch with a keyway on the shaft and the gear box is bolted up to the deck/winch. I do not know if the bolts holding the gearbox up are threaded into a plate or if you need to remove the winch to access the nuts. On the windlass it was quite easy to lift off the capstan and access the 
On 30 Nov 2020, at 09:07, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Thanks Nick. I took the cover  off the brush mechanism. It is an oily mess in there with a gunge of catbon dust mixed in

 I dont know yet  if the gearbox has oil in it. If so I suspect the seal between the motor and the gearbox has failed and allowed oil to penetrate the motor. Brushes dont respond well to being covered in oil,it leads to short circuits.

So far I am working with the motor in place. I have yet to learn if it can be removed from the winch without dismatling the whole mecanism. I live in hope.

Thanks for your input.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 
 
On 30 November 2020 at 21:29 "ngtnewington Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hi Danny, 
The motor looks pretty much the same as the motor for the windlass on my 54. 
On my windlass I had a similar problem as you describe. The motor also got hot.
I removed it and stripped it down. It was clogged with carbon dust from the brushes. 
I then put it back and it runs perfectly.
I suggest you see if the motor itself gets hot,  if so it could be the same problem.

Nick
S/Y Amelia 
AML 54-019 Leros

 

On 30 Nov 2020, at 01:22, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Thanks Bill. It is drawing about 90 amps turning with no load so I suspect a friction problem but I will chase the control option first.

Kind Regards

Danny

On 30 November 2020 at 12:28 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Danny,

These are so reliable that there is very little experience in troubleshooting and repair. I have no experience and few owners have very little.

I don't know how to help, other than to say most issues have been control issues and not motor and gearbox. Please let me know when you find a solution. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 4:54 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it  it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached

Thanks

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 

 


 


 




Re: Port sheet winch

ngtnewington Newington
 

Danny if I remember correctly the motor and gear box are fitted to the vertical shaft that goes up to the winch with a keyway on the shaft and the gear box is bolted up to the deck/winch. I do not know if the bolts holding the gearbox up are threaded into a plate or if you need to remove the winch to access the nuts. On the windlass it was quite easy to lift off the capstan and access the 

On 30 Nov 2020, at 09:07, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Thanks Nick. I took the cover  off the brush mechanism. It is an oily mess in there with a gunge of catbon dust mixed in

 I dont know yet  if the gearbox has oil in it. If so I suspect the seal between the motor and the gearbox has failed and allowed oil to penetrate the motor. Brushes dont respond well to being covered in oil,it leads to short circuits.

So far I am working with the motor in place. I have yet to learn if it can be removed from the winch without dismatling the whole mecanism. I live in hope.

Thanks for your input.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 
 
On 30 November 2020 at 21:29 "ngtnewington Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hi Danny, 
The motor looks pretty much the same as the motor for the windlass on my 54. 
On my windlass I had a similar problem as you describe. The motor also got hot.
I removed it and stripped it down. It was clogged with carbon dust from the brushes. 
I then put it back and it runs perfectly.
I suggest you see if the motor itself gets hot,  if so it could be the same problem.

Nick
S/Y Amelia 
AML 54-019 Leros

 

On 30 Nov 2020, at 01:22, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Thanks Bill. It is drawing about 90 amps turning with no load so I suspect a friction problem but I will chase the control option first.

Kind Regards

Danny

On 30 November 2020 at 12:28 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Danny,

These are so reliable that there is very little experience in troubleshooting and repair. I have no experience and few owners have very little.

I don't know how to help, other than to say most issues have been control issues and not motor and gearbox. Please let me know when you find a solution. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 4:54 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it  it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached

Thanks

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 

 


 


 



Re: Port sheet winch

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks again Nick. You have answered my question about the gearbox being oil filled. Did you replace the seals.

When you say you dropped the motor off were you able do remove the motor alone,or the motor and gearbox together leaving the winch in place. Or did you start drom the top and remove the winch first?

Thanks again

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 30 November 2020 at 21:32 "ngtnewington Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Danny, 
If you drop the motor and gear box be careful to keep it level as oil from the gear box can leak into the motor and then out and make a mess....been there!!
Nick
S/Y Amelia 
54-019

 

On 30 Nov 2020, at 08:29, ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hi Danny, 
The motor looks pretty much the same as the motor for the windlass on my 54. 
On my windlass I had a similar problem as you describe. The motor also got hot.
I removed it and stripped it down. It was clogged with carbon dust from the brushes. 
I then put it back and it runs perfectly.
I suggest you see if the motor itself gets hot,  if so it could be the same problem.

Nick
S/Y Amelia 
AML 54-019 Leros

 

On 30 Nov 2020, at 01:22, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Thanks Bill. It is drawing about 90 amps turning with no load so I suspect a friction problem but I will chase the control option first.

Kind Regards

Danny

On 30 November 2020 at 12:28 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Danny,

These are so reliable that there is very little experience in troubleshooting and repair. I have no experience and few owners have very little.

I don't know how to help, other than to say most issues have been control issues and not motor and gearbox. Please let me know when you find a solution. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 4:54 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it  it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached

Thanks

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 

 


 


 


Re: Port sheet winch

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Nick. I took the cover  off the brush mechanism. It is an oily mess in there with a gunge of catbon dust mixed in

 I dont know yet  if the gearbox has oil in it. If so I suspect the seal between the motor and the gearbox has failed and allowed oil to penetrate the motor. Brushes dont respond well to being covered in oil,it leads to short circuits.

So far I am working with the motor in place. I have yet to learn if it can be removed from the winch without dismatling the whole mecanism. I live in hope.

Thanks for your input.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 

 

On 30 November 2020 at 21:29 "ngtnewington Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hi Danny, 
The motor looks pretty much the same as the motor for the windlass on my 54. 
On my windlass I had a similar problem as you describe. The motor also got hot.
I removed it and stripped it down. It was clogged with carbon dust from the brushes. 
I then put it back and it runs perfectly.
I suggest you see if the motor itself gets hot,  if so it could be the same problem.

Nick
S/Y Amelia 
AML 54-019 Leros

 

On 30 Nov 2020, at 01:22, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Thanks Bill. It is drawing about 90 amps turning with no load so I suspect a friction problem but I will chase the control option first.

Kind Regards

Danny

On 30 November 2020 at 12:28 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Danny,

These are so reliable that there is very little experience in troubleshooting and repair. I have no experience and few owners have very little.

I don't know how to help, other than to say most issues have been control issues and not motor and gearbox. Please let me know when you find a solution. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 4:54 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it  it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached

Thanks

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 

 


 


 


Re: Port sheet winch

ngtnewington Newington
 

Danny, 
If you drop the motor and gear box be careful to keep it level as oil from the gear box can leak into the motor and then out and make a mess....been there!!
Nick
S/Y Amelia 
54-019


On 30 Nov 2020, at 08:29, ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hi Danny, 
The motor looks pretty much the same as the motor for the windlass on my 54. 
On my windlass I had a similar problem as you describe. The motor also got hot.
I removed it and stripped it down. It was clogged with carbon dust from the brushes. 
I then put it back and it runs perfectly.
I suggest you see if the motor itself gets hot,  if so it could be the same problem.

Nick
S/Y Amelia 
AML 54-019 Leros


On 30 Nov 2020, at 01:22, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:



Thanks Bill. It is drawing about 90 amps turning with no load so I suspect a friction problem but I will chase the control option first.

Kind Regards

Danny

On 30 November 2020 at 12:28 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Danny,

These are so reliable that there is very little experience in troubleshooting and repair. I have no experience and few owners have very little.

I don't know how to help, other than to say most issues have been control issues and not motor and gearbox. Please let me know when you find a solution. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 4:54 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it  it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached

Thanks

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 

 


Re: Port sheet winch

ngtnewington Newington
 

Hi Danny, 
The motor looks pretty much the same as the motor for the windlass on my 54. 
On my windlass I had a similar problem as you describe. The motor also got hot.
I removed it and stripped it down. It was clogged with carbon dust from the brushes. 
I then put it back and it runs perfectly.
I suggest you see if the motor itself gets hot,  if so it could be the same problem.

Nick
S/Y Amelia 
AML 54-019 Leros


On 30 Nov 2020, at 01:22, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:



Thanks Bill. It is drawing about 90 amps turning with no load so I suspect a friction problem but I will chase the control option first.

Kind Regards

Danny

On 30 November 2020 at 12:28 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Danny,

These are so reliable that there is very little experience in troubleshooting and repair. I have no experience and few owners have very little.

I don't know how to help, other than to say most issues have been control issues and not motor and gearbox. Please let me know when you find a solution. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 4:54 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it  it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached

Thanks

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 

 


Re: Port sheet winch

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Bill. It is drawing about 90 amps turning with no load so I suspect a friction problem but I will chase the control option first.

Kind Regards

Danny

On 30 November 2020 at 12:28 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Danny,

These are so reliable that there is very little experience in troubleshooting and repair. I have no experience and few owners have very little.

I don't know how to help, other than to say most issues have been control issues and not motor and gearbox. Please let me know when you find a solution. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 4:54 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS < simms@...> wrote:

Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it  it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached

Thanks

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

 

 


Re: Port sheet winch

 

Danny,

These are so reliable that there is very little experience in troubleshooting and repair. I have no experience and few owners have very little.

I don't know how to help, other than to say most issues have been control issues and not motor and gearbox. Please let me know when you find a solution. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 4:54 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it  it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached

Thanks

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl


Port sheet winch

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bill Yesterday the port sheet winch motor malfunctioned. When i tried to operate it  it would turn but in a few seconds slow to a stop as if it was overloaded. Obviously I immediately deactivated it. After a minute or so I tried again. Same result. Loaded or unloaded. The winch turns freely by hand and by winch handle so the problem is either in the motor or gearbox. Any suggestions. I have got under it and externally it looks fine. Do you know if its possible to separate the motor from the gearbox in situ. See photos attached

Thanks

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl