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Re: Mizzen furler

Patrick McAneny
 

Ian, I will try to do that,funny often I leave off the name and just sign off with my hull # 123, out of pure laziness. I hope we all get sprung from jail in the not too distant future.
Be Well,
Pat
Shenanigans SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Jun 18, 2020 12:47 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler

Hi Pat,

 Can you add the  hull number of Shenanigans to your emails as SMs were built over many years and there a number of changes from time to time. If you put your hull number it's easier to identify its vintage.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen SM 302, still under house arrest in London, alas

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>
Sent: 18 June 2020 13:05
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler
 
I had a couple of problems with my mizzen furler, and I thought I would pass along what I found. My main problem, was that the swivel that the sail attaches to and is hoisted to the top of the mast,would only rotate a little less than 360 degrees and then get stuck. I first flushed it out ,sprayed gunk, a degreaser in it, flushed more ,it did not help. Inside the interior of the furler there are two circlips that hold a approx. 5/16" x 1/2" plastic plug in place , that plugs the hole from which the ball bearings can be removed .After I removed the plug and took the ball bearings out ,I found the bearings in good shape and reinserted them. I found that without the plug the furler spun freely. Apparently the plug was entering the path of the bearings,stopping the bearings from turning. I turned the plug around and reassembled it and now the furler spins freely.

My second problem was that the gearbox was difficult to turn with the winch handle ,it turned ,but with more effort than it should take. Now I know one would assume the problem lies within the gearbox ,and I know owners have removed the bottom of the gearbox with difficulty and have even damaged the cover in the process. Here is what I found. First the interior of the gearbox can be accessed by simply unscrewing the aluminum housing that surrounds the stainless shaft in which you insert the winch handle. I put the gearbox in a vise and the shaft unscrewed easily with a monkey wrench turning the shaft This gives you plenty access to clean and inspect the gears . My gears turned freely without the shaft. The problem (friction ) was inside the shaft itself . I would have liked to remove the stainless shaft from the housing for a good cleaning ,but it did not come apart easily and not wanting to damage it ,I just sprayed gunk between the shaft and the housing ,worked it back and forth ,sprayed more ,work it more and it freed up nicely . I rinsed it out with water ,put a few drops of machine oil in,  it and now rotates easily. So if the gearbox is stiff ,first unscrew the shaft to inspect the gearbox and see if the shaft itself may be your problem.
Hope this helps,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Mizzen furler

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Pat,

 Can you add the  hull number of Shenanigans to your emails as SMs were built over many years and there a number of changes from time to time. If you put your hull number it's easier to identify its vintage.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen SM 302, still under house arrest in London, alas


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...>
Sent: 18 June 2020 13:05
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Mizzen furler
 
I had a couple of problems with my mizzen furler, and I thought I would pass along what I found. My main problem, was that the swivel that the sail attaches to and is hoisted to the top of the mast,would only rotate a little less than 360 degrees and then get stuck. I first flushed it out ,sprayed gunk, a degreaser in it, flushed more ,it did not help. Inside the interior of the furler there are two circlips that hold a approx. 5/16" x 1/2" plastic plug in place , that plugs the hole from which the ball bearings can be removed .After I removed the plug and took the ball bearings out ,I found the bearings in good shape and reinserted them. I found that without the plug the furler spun freely. Apparently the plug was entering the path of the bearings,stopping the bearings from turning. I turned the plug around and reassembled it and now the furler spins freely.

My second problem was that the gearbox was difficult to turn with the winch handle ,it turned ,but with more effort than it should take. Now I know one would assume the problem lies within the gearbox ,and I know owners have removed the bottom of the gearbox with difficulty and have even damaged the cover in the process. Here is what I found. First the interior of the gearbox can be accessed by simply unscrewing the aluminum housing that surrounds the stainless shaft in which you insert the winch handle. I put the gearbox in a vise and the shaft unscrewed easily with a monkey wrench turning the shaft This gives you plenty access to clean and inspect the gears . My gears turned freely without the shaft. The problem (friction ) was inside the shaft itself . I would have liked to remove the stainless shaft from the housing for a good cleaning ,but it did not come apart easily and not wanting to damage it ,I just sprayed gunk between the shaft and the housing ,worked it back and forth ,sprayed more ,work it more and it freed up nicely . I rinsed it out with water ,put a few drops of machine oil in,  it and now rotates easily. So if the gearbox is stiff ,first unscrew the shaft to inspect the gearbox and see if the shaft itself may be your problem.
Hope this helps,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


SM Bow Thruster Linear Actuator Control Box

Kevin Fox
 

In cleaning up the bow thruster area of Rascal I found that two of the screws holding the cover on the control box for the linear actuator were heavily corroded.  I tried using a screw extractor and then a drill, but couldn't get enough force on them without fear of damaging the plastic enclosure.  I resorted to cutting the cover off to get access to the screws.  I found a replacement cover that's a perfect fit, and thought others might be interested.
 
I sourced the cover from Mouser Electronics in the US.  A photo is attached.  I selected a clear cover since I thought it would look neat, although black is also available.
 
 
The original cover says "verobox" on the inside, which might be useful in sourcing a replacement from other than Mouser.

I was able to remove the SNT label from the old cover with a razor blade, and it had enough adhesive on it to reapply to the new cover.  I used some stainless screws and Corrosion-X in hopes of avoiding future issues.  Now we'll have easier access to the fuse in this box if needed.







--
Kevin and Elise Fox
SM2k #404 Rascal
Charleston, SC USA


Mizzen furler

Patrick McAneny
 

I had a couple of problems with my mizzen furler, and I thought I would pass along what I found. My main problem, was that the swivel that the sail attaches to and is hoisted to the top of the mast,would only rotate a little less than 360 degrees and then get stuck. I first flushed it out ,sprayed gunk, a degreaser in it, flushed more ,it did not help. Inside the interior of the furler there are two circlips that hold a approx. 5/16" x 1/2" plastic plug in place , that plugs the hole from which the ball bearings can be removed .After I removed the plug and took the ball bearings out ,I found the bearings in good shape and reinserted them. I found that without the plug the furler spun freely. Apparently the plug was entering the path of the bearings,stopping the bearings from turning. I turned the plug around and reassembled it and now the furler spins freely.

My second problem was that the gearbox was difficult to turn with the winch handle ,it turned ,but with more effort than it should take. Now I know one would assume the problem lies within the gearbox ,and I know owners have removed the bottom of the gearbox with difficulty and have even damaged the cover in the process. Here is what I found. First the interior of the gearbox can be accessed by simply unscrewing the aluminum housing that surrounds the stainless shaft in which you insert the winch handle. I put the gearbox in a vise and the shaft unscrewed easily with a monkey wrench turning the shaft This gives you plenty access to clean and inspect the gears . My gears turned freely without the shaft. The problem (friction ) was inside the shaft itself . I would have liked to remove the stainless shaft from the housing for a good cleaning ,but it did not come apart easily and not wanting to damage it ,I just sprayed gunk between the shaft and the housing ,worked it back and forth ,sprayed more ,work it more and it freed up nicely . I rinsed it out with water ,put a few drops of machine oil in,  it and now rotates easily. So if the gearbox is stiff ,first unscrew the shaft to inspect the gearbox and see if the shaft itself may be your problem.
Hope this helps,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Lubrication of the Mechanism That Drives The Main Sail Furling Unit

Bill Shaproski
 

I did find a group of messages from 2012 that address my question.  But I would like to find someone who has done this recently to ask some specific questions.  
Regards,
Bill Shaproski


Heave-to

karkauai
 

We hove-to three times this Spring before crossing the Stream. Each time 35+kts from the N, 8-10 ft seas. She heaves-to like a dream, slipping directly downwind with the upwind slick preventing waves from breaking on the side of the boat. Only two small waves slapped us on the beam in a total of 180 hours hove-to. Able to sleep, cook, read. Then crossed the Stream in 10-15kts from the SE.

In 35+ kts I have a handkerchief of jib and about a third of the Mizzen out with the Mizzen traveler halfway up the windward side.  If you haven't experimented it's well worth your time to get a feel for it.

Kent and Iris
Kristy
SM243

On Jun 17, 2020 9:48 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,
Just pulled into Huntington NY this morning. 8 days 22 hours from St Thomas.
Kimberlite's 70,000 mile anniversary.
The Gulf Stream was a pill. 30-45 knots easterly in the stream. When we fell off wave after wave I was so happy to own an Amel.
It sure makes one heck of a sound. Nothing broken, everyone on board is well.
Keep up the good work.
Fair Winds,
Eric

On June 11, 2020 at 5:54 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Jacob,

Eric is on passage from the Caribbean to New York.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 4:18 PM Jacob Champness < jacob.champness@...> wrote:
Eric, what did you end up doing, and how did it work out?


 


Understanding Insurance Coverage

Mark Erdos
 

We have all been talking a lot lately about insurance. I thought this might help you if you are shopping and need to understand what it is you are buying

 

https://www.greatharbourtrawlers.com/insurance-tell-all-or-risk-claim-denial.html?fbclid=IwAR1TmLc-ZCfe0yCKeIP_Np3ey88t17jzUJpXSGPsxRO9TJPt9IocOtl6YLk

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Microwave oven on Amel 54

ngtnewington Newington
 

Thanks Mike,
But I am in the UK and my boat is in Greece and you are in the USA. I am sure I can find something suitable.

Nick
Amelia AML54-019
Kilada Gr

On 18 Jun 2020, at 01:45, Mike Ondra via groups.io <mdondra@...> wrote:

Hi Nick,
If it’s the same round microwave rack since 1999 we have a extra one on Aletes that we persistently need to find places to store. You are welcome to it, that is if we can remember where we stowed it last. I am not on the boat. From memory the diameter looks the same but the height on ours seems a little lower.
Mike
ALETES SM#240
Rock Hall, MD USA 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of ngtnewington Newington via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:03 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Microwave oven on Amel 54
 
Thanks Randall, But no I don’t know anyone in Gib. I am sure I can find something on Amazon.
 
Kind regards
 
Nick
Amelia AML54-019 Kilada Greece.
 
 
On 16 Jun 2020, at 22:13, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:
 
Nick,
It's a long shot, but if you know somebody in Gibraltar, I would give it to you. As I have a new microwave and have no use for the rack I have.
Hope you know someone here. Let me know.
Cheers,
Randall
 
On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 10:33 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have lost the wire rack that fits inside the microwave oven on “Amelia”. I am in the UK and Amelia is in Greece. I want to order a replacement.

Does anyone know the size of this rack. It is circular and in the region of 20cm diameter? It sits on the rotating plate, and allows the oven to be used as a grill not just a microwave. 

So I want to know the diameter and the height of the legs…..anyone able to help?

Thanks

Nick

Amelia stored ashore in Kilada Greece.
AML 54-019

 



Re: air conditioning maramu

Matt Salatino
 

Glad you’re safe. Just had a friend do the same trip (Northport, NY) aboard Marie Elena,a week earlier in totally benign seas. Timing and luck are everything!

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jun 18, 2020, at 3:48 AM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,
Just pulled into Huntington NY this morning. 8 days 22 hours from St Thomas.
Kimberlite's 70,000 mile anniversary.
The Gulf Stream was a pill. 30-45 knots easterly in the stream. When we fell off wave after wave I was so happy to own an Amel.
It sure makes one heck of a sound. Nothing broken, everyone on board is well.
Keep up the good work.
Fair Winds,
Eric

On June 11, 2020 at 5:54 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Jacob,

Eric is on passage from the Caribbean to New York.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 4:18 PM Jacob Champness < jacob.champness@...> wrote:
Eric, what did you end up doing, and how did it work out?


 


Re: air conditioning maramu

eric freedman
 

I installed a Dometic unit in my aft cabin. 10k btus.
It is a very simple installation.
I have had it 2 years now.
It was almost a plug and play install.
Fair Winds,
Eric
SM 376 Kimberlite

On June 11, 2020 at 5:18 PM Jacob Champness <jacob.champness@...> wrote:

Eric, what did you end up doing, and how did it work out?

 


Re: air conditioning maramu

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,
Just pulled into Huntington NY this morning. 8 days 22 hours from St Thomas.
Kimberlite's 70,000 mile anniversary.
The Gulf Stream was a pill. 30-45 knots easterly in the stream. When we fell off wave after wave I was so happy to own an Amel.
It sure makes one heck of a sound. Nothing broken, everyone on board is well.
Keep up the good work.
Fair Winds,
Eric

On June 11, 2020 at 5:54 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Jacob,

Eric is on passage from the Caribbean to New York.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 4:18 PM Jacob Champness < jacob.champness@...> wrote:
Eric, what did you end up doing, and how did it work out?


 


Lubrication of the Mechanism That Drives The Main Sail Furling Unit

Bill Shaproski
 

There is black grease leaking from the the mechanism that you put the winch handle into to furl the main sail in or out when the gearbox and motor are disconnected.  If I disassemble the unit by removing the bolts holding it together, is it going to require some complicated reassembly.  Any help with how to grease that unit are much appreciated.  I have a 1995 Super Maramu.  

BTW, I found a brand new Bonfiglioli gearbox for the furling unit in a small town in The Netherlands.  The price was only about $125.  Furthermore it came with the shaft installed through theunit with a head piece that mates with the furler.  I planned to use the shaft from the unit being removed, but it was seized in the unit.  All other gearboxes I have found are in the $350 to $550 range.  The Netherlands company is PLC2DAY.com Tele: +31-161-416125.  They said that they had one more in stock.  It's listed as used, but it's brand new.  

Regards,
Bill Shaproski


Re: Microwave oven on Amel 54

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Nick,

If it’s the same round microwave rack since 1999 we have a extra one on Aletes that we persistently need to find places to store. You are welcome to it, that is if we can remember where we stowed it last. I am not on the boat. From memory the diameter looks the same but the height on ours seems a little lower.

Mike

ALETES SM#240

Rock Hall, MD USA

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of ngtnewington Newington via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:03 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Microwave oven on Amel 54

 

Thanks Randall, But no I don’t know anyone in Gib. I am sure I can find something on Amazon.

 

Kind regards

 

Nick

Amelia AML54-019 Kilada Greece.

 

 

On 16 Jun 2020, at 22:13, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

 

Nick,

It's a long shot, but if you know somebody in Gibraltar, I would give it to you. As I have a new microwave and have no use for the rack I have.

Hope you know someone here. Let me know.

Cheers,

Randall

 

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 10:33 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have lost the wire rack that fits inside the microwave oven on “Amelia”. I am in the UK and Amelia is in Greece. I want to order a replacement.

Does anyone know the size of this rack. It is circular and in the region of 20cm diameter? It sits on the rotating plate, and allows the oven to be used as a grill not just a microwave.

So I want to know the diameter and the height of the legs…..anyone able to help?

Thanks

Nick

Amelia stored ashore in Kilada Greece.
AML 54-019

 


Re: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE - stop button does not work

eric freedman
 

I would also take the rubber cap off of the valeo solenoid and spry some corrosion x in it . work the button a few times and spray again.
This solenoid both stops and starts the engine.
Fair Winds,
Eric
SM 376 Kimberlite

On June 15, 2020 at 8:06 AM Stefan Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:


Hi Philippe!

I had the same problem with my Yanmar. I got a lot of advices from different engine specialist in Portugal but in the end of the story it was the stop solenoid. After playing 170,-€ , I’d never got these trouble.

Good luck


Stefan
SV OYA
Sm 373, Martinique





Re: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE - stop button does not work

eric freedman
 

Doe that hapen repeatedly?
I would susppect the button.Fair Winds
Eric
SM 376 kimberlite

On June 15, 2020 at 4:16 AM Philippe Chatton <chattonp960@...> wrote:

Hi,
I ran into a problem yesterday when I tried to stop the engine by pushing the stop button on the control panel. 
I understand that the stop solenoid might be the cause of the problem.
Could it be something else or shall I start first to change this part (= fuel shut off solenoid)?
Thanks in advanced for your views.
Philippe Chatton
Chameleon SM 445


Le lun. 15 juin 2020 à 07:34, Mark & Debbie Mueller < brass.ring@...> a écrit :
To bleed the air out of the Racor after installing the new filter slowly open the Racor shut off valve allowing fuel to slowly gravity feed from the fuel tank into the filter bowl.  I let the filter sit for a few minutes to allow any air in the filter element to escape, bring the fuel level to the top of the bowl, and put the cap on filter.  I open the bleed screw at the Volvo and use the hand pump to insure that no air is in the system.  I have done this when when changing the Rcaor by itself and when changing the Racor and the filter on the Volvo,  No problems so far.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


 


Re: Volvo parts

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Alex,

 

I can certainly take the normal consumables – filters, impellors, 1 belt. Most of the other items I don’t see that I’ll need in the foreseeable future as my engine has only 1975 hours. So if you still have any of these in November when we’re back in Grenada then I’d be happy to take them.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alexander Ramseyer
Sent: 17 June 2020 15:29
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo parts

 

Hi Paul,
This is the list of Volvo parts that I still have. Let me know what you want and I spare them for you until November. You can write back to alexramseyer@.... Anyone else interested, let me know as I don't think Paul wants to have all the parts.
Best, Alex

3 Oil Filter
2 Air Filter
2 Belt
1 Tensioner
3 Timing Belt
6 Diesel Filter
2 Impeller
1 Fuel Filter Kit / Hand Pump
1 Impeller Housing Cap
1 Raw Water Pump (refurbished by Volvo dealer)
1 12 Volt Alternator (original Bosch, refurbished 2019, never used)
1 12 Volt Alternator (needs to be refurbished)
1 Gasket for Turbo
1 Starter solenoid (Valeo)
1 Instrument (Warning lamps)
1 Instrument (RPM's)
1 24 Volt Alternator, 110A, 2,5 years old, incl. original Regulator
1 12Volt Alternator, original, refurbished by Lauderdale Alternators, never used since
1 ZF Gear Box (located in Saint Martin)

I think Arno wanted the black computer box, but not 100% sure at this time. That part is also located in Saint Martin


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: FW: Replacement HP hoses for Dessalator - UPDATE

Steve Bell s/y Dusk SM378
 

Hi i just replaced mine. Did the same as  Bill's  suggestion took off old hose took it to hydraulic hose shop told them it was for my watermaker so they made one up in 30 mins  same length with stainless steel fittings 50 euro later all sorted.
Regards
Steve
s/y Dusk sm 378


Re: air conditioning maramu

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Jacob,
I do think it would be fine to "T" off the engine raw-water intake to feed the A/C, especially if you'll only be using the A/C on shore power.
If, though, you have a generator to power the A/C and plan to run it and the main engine together I suppose there could be insufficient water flow for both and you'd want a separate thru-hull for the A/C.

In my case a prior owner had already installed another thru-hull for a water maker and I just ran a "T" off that for the A/C cooling water.
He also installed a 6kw generator (with dedicated thru-hull) and we have on very rare occasions run the generator for A/C while we were motoring up the ICW in oppressive summer heat (and actually ran it all night at anchor - yikes, we're a trawler!) 

So I've got 8 thru-hulls for: 1. Main engine, 2. Generator, 3. A/C & Water maker combined and 4. Refrigeration. Plus, of course, 5 & 6. Toilet intakes and 7 & 8. Toilet discharges. 

Good luck with it,
Craig


Re: air conditioning maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Thanks Craig.

I take you were able to use the existing raw-water through-hull then?  Or did you need to add new a through-hull?

Thanks!
Jacob Champness
svlark.com
Maramu #42
Brunswick, GA


Re: air conditioning maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Hey Jer.

Did he or you end up using the air frais ducting then or add new ducting?
Thanks,
Jacob
Lark
Maramu #42
Brunswick, GA