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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Genoa Furling diagrams?

JOHN HAYES
 

Had a similar problem on my  which cost me s new sail in a gale

In our case it was not over difficult to sort

The issue was the worm drive meshed to the motor was not properly engaged to the big bronze gear that rotates the foil

We took the sail off. Undid the forestry

Drilled out the rivets holding the assembly to the foil

Then took the gearbox to s specialist gear maker

He sent the worm drive to another company to skim then used a computer driven machine to make a new gear cog

It fits with the worm much better than the original

The new cog needs to be made with a hard bronze eg an alloy including aluminium I think

Could send pics if you want

Best

John. Hayes

Nga Waka 


On 10/04/2017, at 6:38 AM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Chris,
A possible cause is the spring loaded pin that locates the pulley at the bottom of the foil to the gearbox. This can be lifted up to free the furler from the gearbox. It is possible for the spring to fail and the pin to lift on its own or for the locating hole to become worn and the pin to slip.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "chris2price@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, 10 April 2017 3:11 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Genoa Furling diagrams?

 
Hi All,
I think I have a gearbox problem.  When I furl the genoa the motor turns & the sail furls a bit then stops, while the motor continues, then it catches for a bit & then stops again. Etc, etc.
Does anyone have any sketches or diagrams for pulling it apart?  Can anything be done without taking down the forestay?
Many thanks,
Chris Price
Rhumb Runner SM #464
Currently in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria



[Amel Yacht Owners] New Kind of Bow Thruster problem.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

Friday, I hear similar (high pitch) sound to a lost propeller on the bow thruster (happened to me 1 year ago).
This morning I dive to inspect the bow thruster, I was expecting to see the propeller missing, but it was on…

It felt strange that I could manually rotate the propeller in the water, I do not remember I could that before… but I could be wrong…

So, I thought may be something was disconnected or broken inside the foot of the bow thruster.
Retrieving it from the water, when I turn the propeller it turns the shaft (connected to the electric motor).

So what could be the cause of the electric motor turning and not the propeller?

Thanks in advance.

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Genoa Furling diagrams?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Chris,
A possible cause is the spring loaded pin that locates the pulley at the bottom of the foil to the gearbox. This can be lifted up to free the furler from the gearbox. It is possible for the spring to fail and the pin to lift on its own or for the locating hole to become worn and the pin to slip.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "chris2price@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, 10 April 2017 3:11 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Genoa Furling diagrams?

 
Hi All,
I think I have a gearbox problem.  When I furl the genoa the motor turns & the sail furls a bit then stops, while the motor continues, then it catches for a bit & then stops again. Etc, etc.
Does anyone have any sketches or diagrams for pulling it apart?  Can anything be done without taking down the forestay?
Many thanks,
Chris Price
Rhumb Runner SM #464
Currently in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria



Re: SM Genoa Furling diagrams?

chris2price@...
 

Sorry I've just done search of the forum and found a good number of pictures & information on the furling system.  My Ali drum is made of 2 parts bolted together but other than that it looks similar to that later diagrams.  Now I just need to get it apart!
Chris
SV Rhumb Runner #464


Re: Mizzen stay sail

greatketch@...
 

Paul,

Just to confirm your setup...

The sheet first comes aboard to a block clipped to the padeye on the toerail roughly 1 meter forward of the transom, then goes to a fairlead block clipped to the base of the stanchion that is just aft of them mizzen upper shrouds, then to the winch.

If we are on a passage of any length at all, we drop our outboard in the sternlocker, so that's not an issue for us, although I know some outboards are too big for this solution.  I can imagine a loose and flopping staysail sheet could snag the engine somehow.

We have never had trouble with the ladder on starboard tack.

As an aside, the traditional place to sheet a mizzen staysail on a ketch is the end of the mizzen boom.  It theoretically gives you a bit more flexibility in sail shape, especially getting it more open when going more downwind.  I tried in on my Amel, but didn't see enough benefit to make it worth the trouble.

Bill Kinney
SM#169 Harmonie
Salinas, PR






---In amelyachtowners@..., <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote :

Hello
When sailing with the mizzen staysail with wind in from starboard, we have no problem with the sheeting point.
But with the wind in from the port side, the sheet interferes both with the ladder outside the rail and with the outboard motor when stored on the rail. Does anyone have any good suggestion for how to arrange sheeting point on the starbiard side
Paul on SYKERPA SM # 295


Re: Negative ground slave solenoid

James Sterling
 

Many thanks to Kimberlite on this issue.  The missing diode on the stop solenoid lead is the most likely culprit.  The diodes, one on the stop solenoid lead, the other on the lead going to the starter solenoid are Motorola MR752's .  I feel sure that this will solve the problem.  If not, I'll re-post. 

S/V Longbow SM2K #418


SM Genoa Furling diagrams?

chris2price@...
 

Hi All,

I think I have a gearbox problem.  When I furl the genoa the motor turns & the sail furls a bit then stops, while the motor continues, then it catches for a bit & then stops again. Etc, etc.

Does anyone have any sketches or diagrams for pulling it apart?  Can anything be done without taking down the forestay?

Many thanks,

Chris Price

Rhumb Runner SM #464

Currently in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria


Mizzen stay sail

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello
When sailing with the mizzen staysail with wind in from starboard, we have no problem with the sheeting point.
But with the wind in from the port side, the sheet interferes both with the ladder outside the rail and with the outboard motor when stored on the rail. Does anyone have any good suggestion for how to arrange sheeting point on the starbiard side
Paul on SYKERPA SM # 295


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu #207 for sale Long Beach CA

Bob <bob.moczynski@...>
 

Do you have any specific information on your boat?  Possibly photos?  My wife and I have the SM on our short list. Thanks. Bob


On Apr 8, 2017, at 1:11 PM, linda.desalvo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello All,

After owning our Amel Super Maramu Hull No. 207 for 11 years we are reluctantly offering her for sale.  


We are her second owner and the original owner has become a great friend and still sails with us each year. She is in excellent ongoing cursing condition with many upgrades and new bottom paint.   


Please contact me if you know of anyone interested in acquiring a great cursing boat currently located in Long Beach, California.


My contact email info is “jdesalvo at quantumce.com” and my phone number is 206 650-3901.


Happy sailing, Jim DeSalvo, SV Liebling, SM #207

Long Beach, CA



Super Maramu #207 for sale Long Beach CA

linda.desalvo
 

Hello All,

After owning our Amel Super Maramu Hull No. 207 for 11 years we are reluctantly offering her for sale.  


We are her second owner and the original owner has become a great friend and still sails with us each year. She is in excellent ongoing cursing condition with many upgrades and new bottom paint.   


Please contact me if you know of anyone interested in acquiring a great cursing boat currently located in Long Beach, California.


My contact email info is “jdesalvo at quantumce.com” and my phone number is 206 650-3901.


Happy sailing, Jim DeSalvo, SV Liebling, SM #207

Long Beach, CA



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Failed outhaul

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Bob,

That is a great story and probably happens more often that once.

Thanks for sharing.

Maybe the next time, you'll use your "Amel Certified Wet-vac" to suck out any remaining pieces and bits. 😉

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe

On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 6:18 AM, rossidesigngroup@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Great to hear it was a simple fix!  Let me post this for relevance in future searches:  I had a "mystery" problem with my mainsail furler motor--I had pushed it a bit hard furling while looking into the sun.  Corrosion X would solve it momentarily even with a new brush inserted (BTW Amel was distributing brushes that were a bit oversized but it is easy to sand them down to a correct size by rubbing them on an abrasive surface--just don't overdo it).  Anyway, ended up that a thin section of the original brush had fractured and remained in the top of the brush insert and I was inserting the new brush into this, causing an intermittent problem.  Even with inspection with a flashlight it looked normal until I rotated the motor and looked up the brush insert space to discover that I could not see the commutator moving.


Bob, KAIMI SM 429



Re: AMEL 54 -electronicle Problems with VW Marine TDI

c.zwach@...
 

Dear Alexandre
thanks for helping
found the problem - the electronic immobilizer activated himself??
all the Best
christian from Apsara


Re: AMEL 54 -electronicle Problems with VW Marine TDI

c.zwach@...
 

servus wolfi
danke für deine Ideen
Fehler gefunden: im Steuergerät hat sich die elektronische Wegfahrsperre selbst aktiviert 
geht jetzt wieder
liebe grüße christian
von der Apsara


Re: AMEL 54 -electronicle Problems with VW Marine TDI

c.zwach@...
 

dear Mark
thank you for your ideas. all this we checked already and now we found the reason; the electronicle immobilizer -you have it in the cars- activated himself?? new programming now and it works
thanks 
and all the best christian from
Apsara


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Failed outhaul

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Never considered a brush breaking off and sticking inside.  Good to know its a possibility.  

Ben

Ben and Gayle 
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Apr 7, 2017, at 7:18 AM, rossidesigngroup@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Great to hear it was a simple fix!  Let me post this for relevance in future searches:  I had a "mystery" problem with my mainsail furler motor--I had pushed it a bit hard furling while looking into the sun.  Corrosion X would solve it momentarily even with a new brush inserted (BTW Amel was distributing brushes that were a bit oversized but it is easy to sand them down to a correct size by rubbing them on an abrasive surface--just don't overdo it).  Anyway, ended up that a thin section of the original brush had fractured and remained in the top of the brush insert and I was inserting the new brush into this, causing an intermittent problem.  Even with inspection with a flashlight it looked normal until I rotated the motor and looked up the brush insert space to discover that I could not see the commutator moving.


Bob, KAIMI SM 429


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Failed outhaul

rossirossix4
 

Great to hear it was a simple fix!  Let me post this for relevance in future searches:  I had a "mystery" problem with my mainsail furler motor--I had pushed it a bit hard furling while looking into the sun.  Corrosion X would solve it momentarily even with a new brush inserted (BTW Amel was distributing brushes that were a bit oversized but it is easy to sand them down to a correct size by rubbing them on an abrasive surface--just don't overdo it).  Anyway, ended up that a thin section of the original brush had fractured and remained in the top of the brush insert and I was inserting the new brush into this, causing an intermittent problem.  Even with inspection with a flashlight it looked normal until I rotated the motor and looked up the brush insert space to discover that I could not see the commutator moving.

Bob, KAIMI SM 429


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gap behind the sofa

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

At least you didn’t drop in the Water  😊

 

/Annsofie

 

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Ämne: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gap behind the sofa

 

 

Hello Ann-Sofie

I am a newer Amel owner!!

Thank you for your answer. 

First time on board and I dropped my cellphone next to the air conditioning outlet! It was very difficult to pick up!

 

Best regards

Rafael

SM246 in St Martin

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pulley needed

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alex,

I do not have the exact answer to your question, but maybe I have a piece of the puzzle for you. I am fairly sure that your hull number had an Amel recall on the original alternator. Do you know if you have the original or the replacement?

I think this may be a case to have a conversation with SAV at Amel. sav"at"amel.fr. If I were you I would attach some closeup photos of your alternator.

And, I am surprised that Electec could not help you...my opinion of those guys is good.

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe



On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 4:06 PM, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Dear Amelians,
I'm looking for a new pulley for the MasterVolt alternator for my 2005 Volvo D3-110 diesel. Neither the Volvo service company (CAT) here in St. Martin, nor Electec (which is specialized in alternators and electrical stuff) seem to know where/how to get it. Does anyone of you know where I get it? 
Thanks for your contribution,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NOSTRESS, AMEL54 n.15



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Circuit Board

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Hi Bill,
thank you very much for the very useful information.
Alex
NOSTRESS


On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 7:15 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I do not have the direct answer to your question. I think that there are two PCBs. One inside the Climma Compact Control Box and one inside the Thermostat Control. If you know what model Climma Compact you have, you can contact either North America Veco Distributor at info"at"veco-na.com, or Veco in Europe. 

Rob Marine is the Climma Rep in St. Martin...here is the contact information.
7 Wellsburg Road, Cole Bay,St. Maarten
+1 721 554 6333

I hope this helps.

Bill
X-BeBe

On Wed, Apr 5, 2017 at 4:36 PM, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Dear Amelians,
does anyone know the part number of the Climma circuit board that is used for the A/C in the aft cabin?
Thanks a lot in advance,
Alex Ramseyer
AMEL54 "NOSTRESS"  / St. Martin




Pulley needed

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Dear Amelians,
I'm looking for a new pulley for the MasterVolt alternator for my 2005 Volvo D3-110 diesel. Neither the Volvo service company (CAT) here in St. Martin, nor Electec (which is specialized in alternators and electrical stuff) seem to know where/how to get it. Does anyone of you know where I get it? 
Thanks for your contribution,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NOSTRESS, AMEL54 n.15