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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Potential Main furler problem

hanspeter baettig
 

Hi Danny
Can you pls send me some pics about the greasing nippels.
my e-mail: hanspeter dot baettig at bluemail.ch
Thank you very much.
Hanspeter
SM 16 Tamango 2

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 26.11.2016 um 08:59 schrieb Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Ben,
soon after we bought Ocean Pearl (8 years old) we had horrible screeching from the furler. Anyone in the cabin when it was activated jumped in fright at the noise. I investigated and found the grease in the gearbox had gone hard and was at the peripheries and not on the gears. Like you I found no lubrication system. I pioneered putting grease nipples in the side of all three furler gearboxes, main furler, outhaul and genoa furler. This can be done in situ with care. I put grease nipples in. Others have put removable plugs. Either works and I regularly add a few pumps of grease. End of problem. I did a post at the time with details and photos.
< span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1480146105107_4987">If you want details of how to do it in situ let me know and I will give details. It is not difficult. However some time it would pay to dismantle the gearbox to remove the old grease. Another furler noise problem. I had high pitched noise this year from the genoa furler. I had the fore stay down for another reason and took the opportunity to recoat the forestay liberally with grease ala Amel. No more noise. So simple. I used a full grease cartridge. Logically we should expect to do this periodically as the grease will not last forever.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: amelliahona <no_reply@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Saturday, 26 November 2016 4:16 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Potential Main furler problem

 
Hi Ben:  

When my SM #335  was 2 years old (now 13 years ago), my main sail furling gearbox did the same thing.  It turned out to be a broken shaft on the motor.  I can only assume that misalignment caused flexing loads on the shaft and it broke cleaning through.  The rough ends of the shaft inter-digitated enough that the drive still worked but a a slower than usual speed and with loud metal-on-metal screeching.  I wasn't there for the replacement as I was in Ft. Lauderdale at the the time but Joel's maintenance tech at the time, Ray Eaton  who is now deceased, took care of the replacement motor for me.  I recall that he said it was the first time he had seen that failure mode.  

Wish you all the best Ben. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silve r
s/v Liahona,  Amel SM #335   July 1, 2001,  Puerto Del Rey Marina , Puerto Rico



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Potential Main furler problem

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Ben,
soon after we bought Ocean Pearl (8 years old) we had horrible screeching from the furler. Anyone in the cabin when it was activated jumped in fright at the noise. I investigated and found the grease in the gearbox had gone hard and was at the peripheries and not on the gears. Like you I found no lubrication system. I pioneered putting grease nipples in the side of all three furler gearboxes, main furler, outhaul and genoa furler. This can be done in situ with care. I put grease nipples in. Others have put removable plugs. Either works and I regularly add a few pumps of grease. End of problem. I did a post at the time with details and photos.
If you want details of how to do it in situ let me know and I will give details. It is not difficult. However some time it would pay to dismantle the gearbox to remove the old grease. Another furler noise problem. I had high pitched noise this year from the genoa furler. I had the fore stay down for another reason and took the opportunity to recoat the forestay liberally with grease ala Amel. No more noise. So simple. I used a full grease cartridge. Logically we should expect to do this periodically as the grease will not last forever.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: amelliahona
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Saturday, 26 November 2016 4:16 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Potential Main furler problem

 
Hi Ben:  

When my SM #335  was 2 years old (now 13 years ago), my main sail furling gearbox did the same thing.  It turned out to be a broken shaft on the motor.  I can only assume that misalignment caused flexing loads on the shaft and it broke cleaning through.  The rough ends of the shaft inter-digitated enough that the drive still worked but a a slower than usual speed and with loud metal-on-metal screeching.  I wasn't there for the replacement as I was in Ft. Lauderdale at the the time but Joel's maintenance tech at the time, Ray Eaton  who is now deceased, took care of the replacement motor for me.  I recall that he said it was the first time he had seen that failure mode.  

Wish you all the best Ben. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona,  Amel SM #335   July 1, 2001,  Puerto Del Rey Marina , Puerto Rico



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wearing out bearing

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

David,

Do you have a micrometer you can put on the new part to check it’s ID vs the shaft OD?  Is one of them possibly out of round?

I just measured an older, used, wearing out bearing, and a brand new one just delivered from AMEL. Both have an ID of 40.00 +/- .01 mm

From one on-the-hard sailor to another, may we both splash soon!

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
On the Hard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
“Ships and men rot in port."




Re: Wearing out bearing

SV Perigee
 

Hi Eric,

Thanks for your reply.  Yes, we tried to slide the new wearing-out bearing on without the O-Ring initially, to test the fit.  But the new brass bearing would not slide onto the prop shaft at all, so it was not the O-ring.  The new O-Ring was exactly the same dimensions as the one that was on there previously with the old wearing-out bearing, and the fit within the internal groove looked the same when comparing the two parts before starting the installation work.

As the old internal O-Ring is in apparently perfect condition (cannot detect any wear), and the O-Ring is a friction fit between two non-moving parts, I intend to re-use the old O-Ring with the old wearing-out bearing fitted with the speedi-sleeves and new lip-seals.  In doing the job this time, I will be using the instructions posted on the forum, as updated by Bill Rouse 22-Apr'16 (thank you to you both), ensuring that this time the correct (silicone) grease is used, and the seals inserted the correct way around.

Any other hints'n'tips for this work gratefully accepted.  (I thought that this would be the simple job, and the bow-thruster more difficult.  But with all the time and effort now gone into the prop seals, I am leaving the bow-thruster until we get to Martinique.  It is working fine, and with no water leakage whatsoever, so will leave it well alone until we have a less time-constrained - and warmer - environment to work in.)

Best to all,

David, SV Perigee, SM#396
  still on the hard, Annapolis



---In amelyachtowners@..., <kimberlite@...> wrote :

David,

The first sleeve went on without any trouble.

With respect to the nearing not fitting, did you see if the O ring inside the bearing is too big.? They do vary in size.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wearing out bearing

eric freedman
 

David,

The first sleeve went on without any trouble.

With respect to the nearing not fitting, did you see if the O ring inside the bearing is too big.? They do vary in size.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2016 2:06 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wearing out bearing

 

 

Greets all,

 

I am about to go the speedi-sleeve route using the old 'wearing-out bearing' as a temporary fix until I get to Martinique next month.  Reason: the new wearing-out bearing will not fit smoothly on the prop shaft, even after quite some work with emery paper to increase the internal diameter; the new wearing-out bearing seems to be manufactured slightly differently to the bronze fitting that was on there before, so not sure what is going on there.

 

I sourced from Applied Industrial Technologies, Baltimore, along with buying out their limited stock of lip-seals; Tom is your guy, via +1 (410) 437-8400.

 

Thanks Eric for the heads-up on the difficult fitting the second sleeve.  Were you able to get the first one fully butted up to the wider part of the bronze wearing-out bearing?

 

Regards,

 

David

 

PS - have ordered original replacement parts from AMEL FR, but was not confident that they'd arrive in time.  Hence the alternative approach.

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Potential Main furler problem

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks Gary

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Nov 25, 2016, at 11:16 AM, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ben:  


When my SM #335  was 2 years old (now 13 years ago), my main sail furling gearbox did the same thing.  It turned out to be a broken shaft on the motor.  I can only assume that misalignment caused flexing loads on the shaft and it broke cleaning through.  The rough ends of the shaft inter-digitated enough that the drive still worked but a a slower than usual speed and with loud metal-on-metal screeching.  I wasn't there for the replacement as I was in Ft. Lauderdale at the the time but Joel's maintenance tech at the time, Ray Eaton  who is now deceased, took care of the replacement motor for me.  I recall that he said it was the first time he had seen that failure mode.  

Wish you all the best Ben. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona,  Amel SM #335   July 1, 2001,  Puerto Del Rey Marina , Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Salt water manifold leaking

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks Bill.  This is perfect!

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Nov 25, 2016, at 2:02 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 11:59 AM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill 

Can you post your manifold dimensions? Do you have a picture of it?  Mine may be same size as we are same vintage or close. 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347



Assistance requested: ANNAPOLIS AREA (servicing prop shaft wear bearing & seals)

SV Perigee
 

Hi all,

Is there anyone nearby to ANNAPOLIS willing and available to help me with refitting the lip-seals and wearing-out bearing for the prop shaft.

Things have gone far less smoothly than expected and, as the new lip-seals were inserted back-to-front, the job has to be started again from scratch.  Just having someone on-hand who has successfully done it before and is willing to impart a few tricks'n'tips, would be a great and welcome re-assurance.

Thanks if you can help.

David
  SV PERIGEE, SM#396, in the hard
    Jabin's Yacht Yard, Annapolis

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wearing out bearing

SV Perigee
 

Greets all,

I am about to go the speedi-sleeve route using the old 'wearing-out bearing' as a temporary fix until I get to Martinique next month.  Reason: the new wearing-out bearing will not fit smoothly on the prop shaft, even after quite some work with emery paper to increase the internal diameter; the new wearing-out bearing seems to be manufactured slightly differently to the bronze fitting that was on there before, so not sure what is going on there.

I sourced from Applied Industrial Technologies, Baltimore, along with buying out their limited stock of lip-seals; Tom is your guy, via +1 (410) 437-8400.

Thanks Eric for the heads-up on the difficult fitting the second sleeve.  Were you able to get the first one fully butted up to the wider part of the bronze wearing-out bearing?

Regards,

David

PS - have ordered original replacement parts from AMEL FR, but was not confident that they'd arrive in time.  Hence the alternative approach.
 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Salt water manifold leaking

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 11:59 AM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill 

Can you post your manifold dimensions? Do you have a picture of it?  Mine may be same size as we are same vintage or close. 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzenmast shroud fitting?

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi All:

Just an additional data point in the timeline of this fitting to add to Olivier's post.   My boat, SM #335, of which we took delivery 1 July 2001, had those swages in the position indicated.  There was not an option for that cover that I recall when I purchased the boat new but the swages were there.  They are also there on the ACMO supplied replacement rigging as they obviously were specified for the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) supplied part.

Gary S. Silver   SM #335    s/v Liahona    Puerto Del Rey Marina  , Puerto Rico


Re: Potential Main furler problem

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Ben:  

When my SM #335  was 2 years old (now 13 years ago), my main sail furling gearbox did the same thing.  It turned out to be a broken shaft on the motor.  I can only assume that misalignment caused flexing loads on the shaft and it broke cleaning through.  The rough ends of the shaft inter-digitated enough that the drive still worked but a a slower than usual speed and with loud metal-on-metal screeching.  I wasn't there for the replacement as I was in Ft. Lauderdale at the the time but Joel's maintenance tech at the time, Ray Eaton  who is now deceased, took care of the replacement motor for me.  I recall that he said it was the first time he had seen that failure mode.  

Wish you all the best Ben. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona,  Amel SM #335   July 1, 2001,  Puerto Del Rey Marina , Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Potential Main furler problem

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

We are  thinking same - an early visit to Le Marin

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Nov 25, 2016, at 8:26 AM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

I'm not sure why you are getting the screeching sound unless the gearbox is failing. There are no lube points on the gearbox unless the previous owner installed some, as some owners have chosen to do. Since you are also dealing with a leak in your critical raw water manifold, it may be time to head to Martinique for some repairs. We are expecting SE winds on Monday, which would make the trip from your current location fairly easy. 

Steve
Aloha SM72
Bequia


On Nov 25, 2016, at 07:56, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My main furler is making a screeching sound as though it needs lubrication.  Further it is slow to wind and unwind sail and stalls when too much wind pressure is present.


I can find no lubricarion  points and beleive I read here that there are none.  Has anyone had these systems and can recommend a course of action? 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Potential Main furler problem

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Ben,

I'm not sure why you are getting the screeching sound unless the gearbox is failing. There are no lube points on the gearbox unless the previous owner installed some, as some owners have chosen to do. Since you are also dealing with a leak in your critical raw water manifold, it may be time to head to Martinique for some repairs. We are expecting SE winds on Monday, which would make the trip from your current location fairly easy. 

Steve
Aloha SM72
Bequia


On Nov 25, 2016, at 07:56, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My main furler is making a screeching sound as though it needs lubrication.  Further it is slow to wind and unwind sail and stalls when too much wind pressure is present.


I can find no lubricarion  points and beleive I read here that there are none.  Has anyone had these systems and can recommend a course of action? 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Salt water manifold leaking

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Bill 
Can you post your manifold dimensions? Do you have a picture of it?  Mine may be same size as we are same vintage or close. 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347


Potential Main furler problem

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

My main furler is making a screeching sound as though it needs lubrication.  Further it is slow to wind and unwind sail and stalls when too much wind pressure is present.

I can find no lubricarion  points and beleive I read here that there are none.  Has anyone had these systems and can recommend a course of action? 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347


Leaking Fuel Tank

hodginsbob@...
 

Yesterday I left the boat for several hours for a Thanksgiving day with family. On returning to the boat I found my nearly full tank of diesel all in the engine room/bilge. Fortunately, the original bilge pump broke a few days ago, Maud has parts on order, and I have not yet installed a back up, so an environmental disaster was averted. I had manually pumped out the bilge/grey water just before leaving the boat, so it was almost all clean diesel. I pumped it through the Racor filters back into the tank. When the level was down so I could see what was going on, there was a steady stream of diesel entering the engine room at the floor level in the far forward starboard corner. That is where all the large battery cables run starboard towards the battery box. This morning all the diesel is back in the engine room. Fortunately there is no diesel odor in the main cabin, attesting to the integrity of the watertight compartments in the Amel.
Some assumptions I am making that I would appreciate confirming, or correcting.
I assume the tank has only the openings on the top, and one outlet at the bottom that goes to the Racor filters. If this is true, I must have a leak in the tank, or possibly a leak in the outlet pipe at the bottom, that is presenting itself just forward.
If I have a leak in the tank it must come out to be repaired. Is it possible to remove the tank in one piece out  through the engine room hatch? Has anyone ever done that that can offer advise such as what to remove, how the tank is secured in the boat, etc?
Any advise is very much appreciated,
Bob
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31
currently in St. Thomas, USVI



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lightning--in general

eric freedman
 

Alexandre,

The company was AIG.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:15 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lightning--in general

 

 

Great information Eric,

Who is your insurance?

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

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On Wed, 11/23/16, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lightning--in general
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 4:42 PM


 









I would like to relate
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All electronic wiring
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plottersRadar
antennaAll sailing instruments
including 3 repeaters.13
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board,Engine starter
motorBow thruster motor,
jack motor,  and bow thruster-it blew off the
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outhaul motor.SSB radio and power
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 AUDIOVOX 12 volt 15 INCH LCD FLAT
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TRANSDUCERS3 st60 multi
REPEATERSSt60 WINDSt60 SPEEDSt60 DEPTHSt6001+ st7001+2 AUTOPILOT CONTROL
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wearing out bearing

eric freedman
 

Richard,

I saw no evidence of corrosion , however I did see marks in the s/s from the lip seals. It is also difficult to add the second sleeve without overlapping them.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 24, 2016 6:36 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wearing out bearing

 

 

Eric when using to sleeve of SS over the bronze bushing did you see any signs of corrosion at the interface of the two different metals. 


Fair Winds Smooth Sailing 

Capt Richard Piller

Newport RI 

Cell 603 767 5330


On Nov 24, 2016, at 00:47, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill ,

I was thinking of taking down the bearing .5 mm and use a seal 1 mm smaller. I am sure a .5 mm difference in the seal will make no difference.

This would be a one shot deal for each bearing. I think I have 9 used ones.

I think I will give it a try and see what happens.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wearing out bearing

 

 

Eric,

 

Turning down 1mm in diameter seems like it would work, if it makes sense for you. 

 

Seals are available in the smaller shaft size (44/65/8 instead of 45/65/8).  I haven’t seen seals in 1/2 mm increments in this size range. Do they exist?

 

With 1mm steps, it seems like one turndown might be all you can get though…  the wall thickness of the seal bearing area on a new wearing out bearing I have is 2.55 mm.  Going down to a 44mm seal size would leave you with ~2.0mm.  Is 1.5mm OK?  How about 1.0? My gut says 1.5 is too thin, but there is not any hard engineering rational behind it.

 

At some point it must get too thin, but I don’t know how decide how where that is… There certainly isn’t a lot of stress on the part, but seals can be fussy about things moving around in ways outside design parameters.

 

My thoughts (and they are worth every penny you paid for them!) is that it would get too complicated for me. I don’t want to stock multiple sizes of seals and wearing out bearings, and make sure I don’t mix them up.  I keep two sets of spare seals and sleeves, and one spare wearing out bearing, and I am thinking I am good to go for the foreseeable future.

 

Bill

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Salt water manifold leaking

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

All, I had Riza fabricate a saltwater manifold to BeBe's dimensions and ship iit from Turkey to me in the Virgin Islands. My total cost will be less than 300 euros. When it arrives, I will post the total cost.

Bill
BeBe 387
Currently St. John

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 12:57 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill 
I will inspect closely.  If it looks dangerous I will close valve and isolate the manifold

Steve,
I sent an email to Kilkea II.  Looking forward to his reply 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Nov 22, 2016, at 3:12 AM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

When we were at Le Marin last spring, we met a fellow with an SM2000 who had a new stainless manifold fabricated by someone there. If I remember correctly, he paid in the 300 euro range for the guy to remove the old part, fabricate the new one, and re-install. 

The boat owners were Dave and Marian Paul off of Kilkea II. Email is kilkea_2 at yahoo dot ca. 

I'd be interested in having a new manifold fabricated as well, and I'm guessing Rascal might be as too. See you guys when you arrive at Le Marin. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Bequia, SVG

On Nov 21, 2016, at 21:54, Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Ben,


Be careful…  that leak might be evidence of significant weakening of the part.  It would not make for a good day if you were offshore and a branch of the manifold broke off.

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
On the Hard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
“Ships and men rot in port."