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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller hole

karkauai
 

The gray cap on Kristy has a small hole in the side where it fits down into the hole in the cabin top.  When I had a leak, I turned the cap so the small hole faced aft and have had no problems since.
I've wondered why the hole is there, but since it doesn't leak any more, I haven't pursued it.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
KeyWest heading for StMichaels MD


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Parts supply

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Similar to Alan I will just report on our experiences with Emerek. Riza made us a set of Davits and sent them to me here in Brisbane. No problems at all and excellent pricing and service. After that we had a number of other items including watermaker parts, rigging, later a complete inner forestay system and profurl furler etc. Never any problems and Riza was always punctual and helpful.

I would ring Riza direct to see what has occurred.

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel53 #332
Boatworks on the Gold Coast

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 7:03 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I cannot make any judgement about your experience.

But my experience in dealing with EMEK has been fine.
We had a complete davit arch shipped from Turkey to New Zealand without any problem
Riza was very helpful and easy to deal with.
That was my personal experience.
I know others claim to have had bad experience with EMEK...but some people have bad experiences with everyone.
Have you contacted Riza directly about this ??
Alan
Elyse SM437 




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Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Amel Parts supply

Alan Leslie
 

I cannot make any judgement about your experience.
But my experience in dealing with EMEK has been fine.
We had a complete davit arch shipped from Turkey to New Zealand without any problem
Riza was very helpful and easy to deal with.
That was my personal experience.
I know others claim to have had bad experience with EMEK...but some people have bad experiences with everyone.
Have you contacted Riza directly about this ??
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: Emergency tiller hole

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Rafael,

We have had this issue also.

The cover /plug can be levered out with a screwdriver under the lip.
The only way i found to stop it dripping was to put silicone RTV around it and push it back into the hole. I tried the O-ring replacement and many other ideas but nothing worked.
I put enough silicone on it so it squeezed out the edges.
Now it doesn't leak !

Good luck
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller hole

Mark Pitt
 

Rafael:

On my SM, some years ago the o-ring inside the cover had split.  I purchased o-ring stock of the same diameter, cut it to size, and glued the ends with the best quality super glue.  I have not had a leak since.

Mark Pitt

Sabbatical III, SM #419, Carloforte, Italy


On 5/22/2017 9:17 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
Not a permanent solution as we haven't figured out how yet. But if you lift the grey plastic/composit on the out side up, clean it and the whole and replace it will be tight for a while.

Annsofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila SM 232, 1998
For sale in Portugal

Skickat från min iPad

22 maj 2017 kl. 03:43 skrev rcavie <no_reply@...>:

 
Hello everyone: the deck has a pass for the emergency tiller. I discovered a leak of water into the aft cabin, washing the deck.

Two questions: Has any of you had this and how did you solve it?
How do you open that cover pass?

Many thanks for your help
Rafael
Amel SM 246
Agapanthe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller hole

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Not a permanent solution as we haven't figured out how yet. But if you lift the grey plastic/composit on the out side up, clean it and the whole and replace it will be tight for a while.

Annsofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila SM 232, 1998
For sale in Portugal

Skickat från min iPad

22 maj 2017 kl. 03:43 skrev rcavie <no_reply@...>:

 

Hello everyone: the deck has a pass for the emergency tiller. I discovered a leak of water into the aft cabin, washing the deck.

Two questions: Has any of you had this and how did you solve it?
How do you open that cover pass?

Many thanks for your help
Rafael
Amel SM 246
Agapanthe


Amel Parts supply

r.zurkirchen
 

Hello All,

I have had in Turkey some Works done on my Amel. It was in Göcek, at EMEK Marina.

At this occasion, the owner, told me, that he has a large stock of Amel-parts and can ship them everywhere in the world. As I am actually in Australia, I ordered parts for about 9000€ . I have been told end of February, that all parts are in stock and could be shiped within 3 days. Mid April, the order was placed and the money transfered. Since then, I am told every week, that the shipment is ready, but I got no bill of lading.

Has enyone experience with shipments from EMEK  ?


Emergency tiller hole

rcavie <no_reply@...>
 

Hello everyone: the deck has a pass for the emergency tiller. I discovered a leak of water into the aft cabin, washing the deck.

Two questions: Has any of you had this and how did you solve it?
How do you open that cover pass?

Many thanks for your help
Rafael
Amel SM 246
Agapanthe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of removing the fridge and access/clean the condenser and fan

Mark Erdos
 

Not sure why text is formatted with underline. It wasn't intended.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of removing the fridge and access/clean the condenser and fan

Mark Erdos
 

Removing the sink panel aids when pushing the unit back into place. With the sink panel removed, access is gained to the rear of the refrigerator to ensure the long copper tubing is not pinched when pushing the unit back into place.

 

I replaced the entire guts of our unit and the compressor. I also wrapped the outside of the box with ½” foam board for some added installation. This made the fit very snug. However, the box cools down very nicely now.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 7:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of removing the fridge and access/clean the condenser and fan

 

 

Hello Alexandre,

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

On Nr. 350, we did not have to execute step "remove the sink panel" in order to fully remove the fridge.

 

We removed the fridge for cleaning in 2014 in Fort Lauderdale and again removed it (twice) about two months ago in Montenegro to replace the white aluminum box (the freezer box), as the original one had lost most of its white enamel and had developed a pin hole.  The gas escaped.  The pin hole was soldered and the fridge worked again and was reinstalled, but a day later we decided to just get a whole new Frigoboat freezer part so we don't have to worry about that again.

 

Cheerio,

 

Peregrinus

SM2K (2002)

At anchor, Kamari beach, Santorini


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of removing the fridge and access/clean the condenser and fan

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Hello Alexandre,

Thanks for sharing.

On Nr. 350, we did not have to execute step "remove the sink panel" in order to fully remove the fridge.

We removed the fridge for cleaning in 2014 in Fort Lauderdale and again removed it (twice) about two months ago in Montenegro to replace the white aluminum box (the freezer box), as the original one had lost most of its white enamel and had developed a pin hole.  The gas escaped.  The pin hole was soldered and the fridge worked again and was reinstalled, but a day later we decided to just get a whole new Frigoboat freezer part so we don't have to worry about that again.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K (2002)
At anchor, Kamari beach, Santorini


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: The old mystery bolt

Porter McRoberts
 

Not from above. Joel was spot on. Really appreciated! Thanks Bro!



On May 18, 2017, at 3:53 PM, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you JOEL I will definitely have a look in those spots!

Please excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On May 18, 2017, at 1:55 PM, Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

It seems to perhaps be the same size as the two machine bolts that hold down the cover over the hawse hole on a Lewmar vertical capstan windlass. Close also to the bolts on the manual mainsail furler winch handle receiver but I don't think the bolts on the main furler could fail in this fashion. The windlass bolts could...

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

On May 18, 2017, at 1:11 PM, portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hugely appreciated.  To all.  Agree with the submarine analogy.  So ascenders out and on tomorrow after work.  Up I go.  Kinda looking forward to the trip.  Good photo op.  


Bill I was not able to see the photo you sent from the Banmar furling motor- if convenient to re-send i'd appreciate it.  Ill look there too as you know I been in there. 

Thanks Again.

Ill keep you posted on the results of my survey!

Porter


Fuel Tank Sender

Gary Wells
 

Adagio's fuel gauge was stuck on "Full" for a while so I pulled the sending unit out and found it broken.  I tried to repair it, but decided against it as should the rod break free (again) I might lose it altogether in the tank.

I shopped around locally and online and could not find a direct replacement.  The fuel sender is from WEMA in Great Britain and is 1170mm long.  The available options I came across were either 1100mm or 1200mm.
I almost opted for the 1100mm sender reasoning that I seldom run the tank that low anyway, but it didn't seem right to not replace original-for-original if I at all could do it.

Enter Stuart Bateman at WEMA.  He worked with me to create a custom order, direct replacement sending rod and it fits and works perfectly.  Highly recommend WEMA and Stuart as his customer service was excellent.

The new sender has 20 sensors which offer a bit more granularity than the original one. It is all stainless instead of having a plastic cap with the stainless rod pinned in (which was the point of failure on mine). Threads, resistance (0-160ohms) and length were exact match for original.

What I did NOT think to ask about was a non-linear graduation of the sensors (I will have that answer shortly) as I am pretty sure the fuel tank is not exactly 'square' ... or is it?  I don't have my plexiglass graduated Amel dipstick but i thought the graduations were not exactly evenly spaced. If I could learn that exact scale, Wema could likely build a more accurate sender by varying the space between sensors.

All told, the sender with shipping to Greece was about 200GBP.  I felt that very fair for the service and consideration I received from them.

Gary W.
S/V Adagio
Ios, Greece



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: small rust dots on keel stub?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Ok, many thanks Alan.
I'd better check my ground straps then as this is the first time ever that I have noticed any bits of rust on the keel stubs at all.
Colin
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 # 332
Gold Coast, Australia

On Sat, May 20, 2017 at 3:28 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Colin,


Yes earlier this year we had the steel keel completely cleaned off and refinished, and then antifouled, but that wasn't because of rust, it was because we ran in to something last year and sustained a little bit of damage.
Having said that, 3 years ago we had rust on the keel, and that was caused by a broken ground strap in the sump, the copper strap that connects the the ground wires to a keel bolt and then to the zincs on the rudder. The rudder zincs were connected to all the grounds but the keel wasn't.
The rust spots were ground back, reprimed and then the whole bottom was antifouled.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: small rust dots on keel stub?

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Colin,

Yes earlier this year we had the steel keel completely cleaned off and refinished, and then antifouled, but that wasn't because of rust, it was because we ran in to something last year and sustained a little bit of damage.
Having said that, 3 years ago we had rust on the keel, and that was caused by a broken ground strap in the sump, the copper strap that connects the the ground wires to a keel bolt and then to the zincs on the rudder. The rudder zincs were connected to all the grounds but the keel wasn't.
The rust spots were ground back, reprimed and then the whole bottom was antifouled.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


small rust dots on keel stub?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi All

We are on the hard for a few days and I have noticed small rust spots on the steel keel lower bulb/stub section only. Possibly around 20 or so very small rust spots no larger than perhaps the back of a pencil diameter each.


I guess this is to be expected on a steel keel bulb, but since I am out the water for a few more days waiting for the yard to lift me back, I was wondering if it would be worth sanding those out and putting some anti-rust or special steel sealing paint on then then re-applying micron 66 on top?


I noticed some comments on this in the past on this site, possibly where some have completely sanded the keel stub back to bare metal and re-coasted this correctly, but cannot seem to find the files on it. Alan I think you recently re-coated your lower keel section?


Thanks


Colin Streeter

SV Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332, Gold Coast

www.svislandpearl.com


Alexandre please send me your email--i have some things for Nikimat

eric freedman
 


[Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of removing the fridge and access/clean the condenser and fan

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

I just illustrated the “fridge removal”.

I could feel more heat coming from the fridge’s compressor and after I defrost the it yesterday, the fan made a funny noise…
So in order to see the problem I had to remove the fridge.
Thankfully it was simply dust that accumulated on the fan and the condenser.

It is definitely more difficult to access than the freezer’s condenser… almost took a day (8 hours) to (discover how to) remove, clean then put back.
This illustration will definitely save the discovery time.

This was easy, I was able to do it by myself, but a second pair of hand would definitely have help.
http://nikimat.com/fridge_removal.html

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, Netherlands Antilles


R: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Santorin fresh water piping

antonio scipioni
 

Hi stephanie IF you send me a mail I'll scan and send you the original compartimentation.
Br 
Antonio 
Santorin 108 Vagabundo

Il giovedì, maggio 18, 2017, 22:01, herbert@... [amelyachtowners] ha scritto:

 

hi stephanie,  the "liquid flow diagram" is in the files section, it is named "scan689.tif".  I think there is a Santorin-drawings folder that contains it.

fresh water flow is very simple on the santorin, what do you need to know?

herbert
SN 120 KALI MERA, Isla de Providencia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Peter,
Can you describe the “unusual” noise? Does it sound like higher pitch?
The last time mine failed it was actually the gear that were slightly worn out, putting a new set of gear (come on a package from Amel with the tuffnol shaft)
In your case could be the bearings.
You do not need to have Amel doing the work.
Here is the entire process to overhaul the bow thruster:
http://nikimat.com/bow_thruster_overhaul.html
Taking your time, especially the first time, it will take you 3 half days (you have to do it in half days as the oil has to drain, the antifouling has to dry, etc.
As you get to the gear section, pay close attention to them, I can send picture of mine slightly being worn.
Here is also a link to the spare parts:
http://nikimat.com/spare_parts_bow_thruster.html


Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA




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On Thu, 5/18/17, peterbernhard@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 10:49 AM


 









I have a year 2000 SM, hull #312. Our
bow thruster is making an unusual noise. We replaced seals
and oil but this did not fix the problem. We suspect it is
coming from the sealed part of the unit which encompasses
the propeller. Anyone know a fix for this or is it back to
Amel for a full replacement part (and if so, what part?).
Thanks