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Re: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

Giovanni TESTA
 

Michael,
You may test the fuel system flow if you press the manual pump on engine filter while running down. If the rpm is increasing again, replace first all your filters.
Giovanni Testa
Sv Eutikia SM2K 428

Il Lun 8 Giu 2020, 17:16 Michael & Robyn <SY_RIPPLE@...> ha scritto:
YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

We ran under engine for 30hrs motor-sailing from Brunswick GA to Chesapeake Bay.
We turned the engine off when we got a bit of wind to sail. It was off for an hour.
Running one hour it first time suddenly reduced RPMs and died.
First thought was that we caught a fishing line. But that didn't seem to be the case.
We started the engine again and it ran fine under load for a couple of hours then it
failed again reducing RPMs. I took it out of gear, put the Morse throttle more forward, it didn't speed up and died.
We continued under sail for two more days. It failed a few seconds after starting and trying to increase RPMs w/o load except for the alternator.

I have checked so far:
Razor fuel filters are clean and no water. I have not switched to the alternate Razor filter.
The ONAN Gen-set ran fine several times for one to two hours each since the first engine failure.
It feeds from the same fuel line.
I checked the fuel filter at the YANMAR engine.
- no air bubbles when bleeding and pumping with the manual pump
- no debris and no water from the bottom drain valve
- the fuel sensor shows open for both cases, engine off, engine running and dying.
    The panel doesn't show an error light even with switch disconnected, open ended or short circuited. I don't know whether it is wired up at all or lamp is dead.
- I disconnected, cleaned contacts, and reconnected the magnetic shut off valve connector.
    My assumption is, that the magnetic valve only shuts off fuel while activated by pushing the STOP button on the panel.
- Engine temperature always was around 80°C
- Oil and cooling liquids are all looking healthy
- engine fails with and without mechanical load
- the engine is from Year 2003 and has 2750hrs
- we had the engine serviced a week before we sailed: engine oil changed, fuel filters checked, main engine belt exchanged, impeller changed.
    The mechanic didn't put the new quarter $ size rubber disc. I installed it later.
Visual inspection after we experienced failure I discovered that the starboard forward engine mounting bolt is rusty;
looking above I found a small corrosion caused water leak of the elbow water mixer for the exhaust, just below where the flange/pipe  from the turbocharger comes in.
This seems to be a few drips only and must have been going on for a while given how rusty the engine mount nut and bolt look. So I don't think this is the root cause of my problem.

We are now anchored south of Fisherman's Island at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay near Cape Charles in a calm. Outlook for some wind tomorrow evening.
I am running out of ideas and looking for suggestions from fellow AMEL owners.

--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
currently near Cape Charles US Chesapeake Bay entrance


Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Porter McRoberts
 

I don’t recall that being a requirement. We got it in panama before heading to FP. They took our $$!  I’ll look into it. Hopefully we’ll be in need of it again in the future!!!!!

Porter 
A54-152. 

Excuse the errors.  
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On Jun 8, 2020, at 2:06 PM, Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:



Mark,

 

I buy usually for a year: VOYAGER plan – paid January 21, 2020 USD913 per year.

 

Not aware of a requirement of having to return to USA.

 

Going to their website just now and this is what I get:

 

QUOTE

 

DAN has temporarily suspended sales of travel insurance plans. Neither Annual Travel nor Per-Trip plans are available for purchase at this time. We look forward to introducing new DAN travel insurance plans in the near future.

 

If you need to make changes to or have questions about an existing policy, please contact DAN Member Services at +1 (800) 446-2671, Option 3.

 

 

UNQUOTE

 

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

I am stuck in PHOENIX AZ USA

AMELIT is on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

June 8, 2020 10:53:19

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Erdos via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 10:50
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

 

Porter, when we looked into DAN, it was only for 6 months at a time an then the person had to return to the USA. Has that changed?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Porter McRoberts via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 2:47 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

 

He just died. I read on FB. That’s a real shame. 

 

DAN diver insurance is excellent. They have two forms. Repatriation insurance and regular health insurance for travelers.  

Porter McRoberts 

A54-152

 

On Jun 8, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?


Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Mark Erdos
 

Billy,

 

There are a lot of good options for healthcare outside of the USA. We pay as we go for minor stuff and have a catastrophic policy for anything really bad. This can run about US$1,500 per year with a $10,000 deductable. Healthcare outside of the USA is very affordable and in many cases just as good or better than the USA. We have had no issues finding English speaking doctors.

 

Learn to shop outside of the USA for insurance coverage. There are reputable companies such as Aetna (UK) among many others who offer polices for world-wide healthcare insurance. They exclude the USA because to the idiotic system.

 

As with most insurance, you need to be aware of scams. A quick Google search of Azimuth Risk Solutions reveals they are scammers. Go with a recognized company and do your homework – all will be okay.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Billy Newport
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 2:15 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

 

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?


Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Teun BAAS
 

Mark,

 

I buy usually for a year: VOYAGER plan – paid January 21, 2020 USD913 per year.

 

Not aware of a requirement of having to return to USA.

 

Going to their website just now and this is what I get:

 

QUOTE

 

DAN has temporarily suspended sales of travel insurance plans. Neither Annual Travel nor Per-Trip plans are available for purchase at this time. We look forward to introducing new DAN travel insurance plans in the near future.

 

If you need to make changes to or have questions about an existing policy, please contact DAN Member Services at +1 (800) 446-2671, Option 3.

 

 

UNQUOTE

 

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

I am stuck in PHOENIX AZ USA

AMELIT is on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

June 8, 2020 10:53:19

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Erdos via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 10:50
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

 

Porter, when we looked into DAN, it was only for 6 months at a time an then the person had to return to the USA. Has that changed?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Porter McRoberts via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 2:47 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

 

He just died. I read on FB. That’s a real shame. 

 

DAN diver insurance is excellent. They have two forms. Repatriation insurance and regular health insurance for travelers.  

Porter McRoberts 

A54-152

 

On Jun 8, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?


Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Mark Erdos
 

Porter, when we looked into DAN, it was only for 6 months at a time an then the person had to return to the USA. Has that changed?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Porter McRoberts via groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 8, 2020 2:47 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

 

He just died. I read on FB. That’s a real shame. 

 

DAN diver insurance is excellent. They have two forms. Repatriation insurance and regular health insurance for travelers.  

Porter McRoberts 

A54-152



On Jun 8, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?


Re: Main Sail Outhaul and Furling Gearbox Bonfiglioli VF44P1-70 P63 B14 B3

Bill Shaproski
 

Thanks for the info.  I ordered 2 new units from Drivetech 5 years ago and they had the fins intact and did not require any additional rework other than protective coatings.   I also just ordered one from Radwell in Willingboro NJ which looks like the same ones from Drivetech, but I don't get to the boat until Friday to do a fit check.  But I'm confident it's the same.  I also just ordered one from Ameritec in South Carolina and they sent a knockoff from China which was completely wrong and took hours of back and forth emails to determine it was wrong.  Now I'm trying to get them to give a refund.
I now have one being sent from a small village in the south of Holland which is used.  It should arrive by Thursday and I leave for Fort Lauderdale on Friday.  I'll let you know what I find out.  
I'll put together an email with the contact info for all the various outfits I have that sell this part.  I have two others to provide.  Other cruisers may find it helpful.
My advice is to always have two available as spares if one plans to be doing any offshore sailing.  BTW  you need to finish the units with two coats of Zinc Chromate primer and two coats of a good enamel.  You might also consider applying alodine prior to the primer.  
Regards
Bill Shaproski

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 7:32 AM Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL via groups.io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,
You might also try Bonfiglioli USA /3541 Hargrave Dr;/ Hebron, KY 41048/ 859.334.3333.  I believe that Mitch at Drivetech simply orders from them.

Do note that Amel modified it a bit by grinding off the cooling fins and drilling a slightly different hole pattern on the mounting plate, which you'll have to do, too. Any chance that is what your maintenance guy was seeing? (Although you did note he said it was not Bonfiglioli brand.) Where in FL is your boat?

Good luck with it.
Craig


Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Bill Shaproski
 

Thanks much for the tips and photos.  This info is very helpful. Since this job seems to be of interest to not just me. I'll make sure I take lots of photos when I get back to the boat.
Regards
Bill Shaproski 
S/V Pacific Cool

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 7:01 AM Linda Melton <lindajmelton@...> wrote:
Bill
I’d bought an extendable tap spanner in preparation for this job. Waste of time. The first photo shows what I thought were screws holding the plate on place. There are two of them, one impossible to reach. And they don’t hold the tap on. It is a threaded plate and screws up onto the tap. Easy job when the sink is detached but impossible in situ.
The second photo shows the tap connectors which are a standard female thread. They have a rubber washer insert to close the joint. I have been unable to find a flexible tap connector with a male 12mm end. They are all 15mm. So I am going to put a compression joint on the end 12mm to 15mm to take a standard flexible fitting.
The sink took some gentle levering to lift of the wooden bar across the front. There was no jointing compound there, just 16 years of  accumulated muck.
Let me know if you find any tips on your work. I have the forward heads to do next!


  Have fun

Ian




Re: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

 

Michael,

What you are experiencing must be a loss or restriction of fuel.

I am curious why you did not switch to the other Racor filter. The Onan uses half the amount of fuel and uses an electric fuel pump. I believe it is possible that it could have enough fuel while the Yanmar may not. Also, you said that you checked the Yanmar filter. I do not think that visual checks of this filter are possible. 

I will attempt to list all of the possibilities for restricted fuel...maybe some that you have not thought of Order: beginning inside the fuel tank:
  1. There is a screen filter inside the fuel tank that is very difficult to see and remedy. It can get clogged. If your fuel is low enough, you may be able to see it through the inspection port. It is rare for this to be an issue and is probably not the issue
  2. Mechanical fuel valve at the base of the fuel tank. Is it in the correct position? You might try to exercise this valve.
  3. Dual Racor Selection Valve.  Is it in the correct position? You might try to exercise this valve. Note: the pointer opposite the handle indicates the filter selected.
  4. Racor filter. Why not change the filter or switch the valve to the other filter?
  5. Yanmar mounted filter. Change it. Be sure to bleed.
  6. Stop Solenoid on the Fuel injection pump. This is hard to see. Press the stop button to see if it is working. I attached a page out of my book which may help.
  7. Fuel system has air. You may want to do a full bleed, by loosening the fuel lines to the injectors and pumping the manual pump on top of the fuel filter housing.
  8. Faulty fuel injection pump - probably not the issue
  9. Fuel injectors -  probably not the issue
I hope that this helps you.

Hopefully, someone else will add to this if I have left something out.

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 10:16 AM Michael & Robyn <SY_RIPPLE@...> wrote:
YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

We ran under engine for 30hrs motor-sailing from Brunswick GA to Chesapeake Bay.
We turned the engine off when we got a bit of wind to sail. It was off for an hour.
Running one hour it first time suddenly reduced RPMs and died.
First thought was that we caught a fishing line. But that didn't seem to be the case.
We started the engine again and it ran fine under load for a couple of hours then it
failed again reducing RPMs. I took it out of gear, put the Morse throttle more forward, it didn't speed up and died.
We continued under sail for two more days. It failed a few seconds after starting and trying to increase RPMs w/o load except for the alternator.

I have checked so far:
Razor fuel filters are clean and no water. I have not switched to the alternate Razor filter.
The ONAN Gen-set ran fine several times for one to two hours each since the first engine failure.
It feeds from the same fuel line.
I checked the fuel filter at the YANMAR engine.
- no air bubbles when bleeding and pumping with the manual pump
- no debris and no water from the bottom drain valve
- the fuel sensor shows open for both cases, engine off, engine running and dying.
    The panel doesn't show an error light even with switch disconnected, open ended or short circuited. I don't know whether it is wired up at all or lamp is dead.
- I disconnected, cleaned contacts, and reconnected the magnetic shut off valve connector.
    My assumption is, that the magnetic valve only shuts off fuel while activated by pushing the STOP button on the panel.
- Engine temperature always was around 80°C
- Oil and cooling liquids are all looking healthy
- engine fails with and without mechanical load
- the engine is from Year 2003 and has 2750hrs
- we had the engine serviced a week before we sailed: engine oil changed, fuel filters checked, main engine belt exchanged, impeller changed.
    The mechanic didn't put the new quarter $ size rubber disc. I installed it later.
Visual inspection after we experienced failure I discovered that the starboard forward engine mounting bolt is rusty;
looking above I found a small corrosion caused water leak of the elbow water mixer for the exhaust, just below where the flange/pipe  from the turbocharger comes in.
This seems to be a few drips only and must have been going on for a while given how rusty the engine mount nut and bolt look. So I don't think this is the root cause of my problem.

We are now anchored south of Fisherman's Island at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay near Cape Charles in a calm. Outlook for some wind tomorrow evening.
I am running out of ideas and looking for suggestions from fellow AMEL owners.

--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
currently near Cape Charles US Chesapeake Bay entrance


Re: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

Craig Briggs
 

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 10:15 AM, Michael & Robyn wrote:
YANMAR 4JH3-HTE
Here's a link to a discussion of, seemingly, the exact same problem / same engine. Perhaps some useful thoughts.
https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f54/yanmar-4jh3-hte-187238.html

Good luck with it.
Craig


YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

Michael & Robyn
 
Edited

YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

We ran under engine for 30hrs motor-sailing from Brunswick GA to Chesapeake Bay.
We turned the engine off when we got a bit of wind to sail. It was off for an hour.
Running one hour it first time suddenly reduced RPMs and died.
First thought was that we caught a fishing line. But that didn't seem to be the case.
We started the engine again and it ran fine under load for a couple of hours then it
failed again reducing RPMs. I took it out of gear, put the Morse throttle more forward, it didn't speed up and died.
We continued under sail for two more days. It failed a few seconds after starting and trying to increase RPMs w/o load except for the alternator.

I have checked so far:
RACOR fuel filters are clean and no water. I have not switched to the alternate RACOR filter.
The ONAN Gen-set ran fine several times for one to two hours each since the first engine failure.
It feeds from the same fuel line.
I checked the fuel filter at the YANMAR engine.
- no air bubbles when bleeding and pumping with the manual pump
- no debris and no water from the bottom drain valve
- the fuel sensor shows open for both cases, engine off, engine running and dying.
    The panel doesn't show an error light even with switch disconnected, open ended or short circuited. I don't know whether it is wired up at all or lamp is dead.
- I disconnected, cleaned contacts, and reconnected the magnetic shut off valve connector.
    My assumption is, that the magnetic valve only shuts off fuel while activated by pushing the STOP button on the panel.
- Engine temperature always was around 80°C
- Oil and cooling liquids are all looking healthy
- engine fails with and without mechanical load
- the engine is from Year 2003 and has 2750hrs
- we had the engine serviced a week before we sailed: engine oil changed, fuel filters checked, main engine belt exchanged, impeller changed.
    The mechanic didn't put the new quarter $ size rubber disc. I installed it later.
Visual inspection after we experienced failure I discovered that the starboard forward engine mounting bolt is rusty;
looking above I found a small corrosion caused water leak of the elbow water mixer for the exhaust, just below where the flange/pipe  from the turbocharger comes in.
This seems to be a few drips only and must have been going on for a while given how rusty the engine mount nut and bolt look. So I don't think this is the root cause of my problem.

We are now anchored south of Fisherman's Island at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay near Cape Charles in a calm. Outlook for some wind tomorrow evening.
I am running out of ideas and looking for suggestions from fellow AMEL owners.

--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
currently near Cape Charles US Chesapeake Bay entrance


Re: Main Sail Outhaul and Furling Gearbox Bonfiglioli VF44P1-70 P63 B14 B3

Craig Briggs
 

Bill,
You might also try Bonfiglioli USA /3541 Hargrave Dr;/ Hebron, KY 41048/ 859.334.3333.  I believe that Mitch at Drivetech simply orders from them.

Do note that Amel modified it a bit by grinding off the cooling fins and drilling a slightly different hole pattern on the mounting plate, which you'll have to do, too. Any chance that is what your maintenance guy was seeing? (Although you did note he said it was not Bonfiglioli brand.) Where in FL is your boat?

Good luck with it.
Craig


Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Linda Melton <lindajmelton@...>
 

Bill
I’d bought an extendable tap spanner in preparation for this job. Waste of time. The first photo shows what I thought were screws holding the plate on place. There are two of them, one impossible to reach. And they don’t hold the tap on. It is a threaded plate and screws up onto the tap. Easy job when the sink is detached but impossible in situ.
The second photo shows the tap connectors which are a standard female thread. They have a rubber washer insert to close the joint. I have been unable to find a flexible tap connector with a male 12mm end. They are all 15mm. So I am going to put a compression joint on the end 12mm to 15mm to take a standard flexible fitting.
The sink took some gentle levering to lift of the wooden bar across the front. There was no jointing compound there, just 16 years of accumulated muck.
Let me know if you find any tips on your work. I have the forward heads to do next!


Have fun

Ian


Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Teun BAAS
 

Sorry hearing  Patrick died.

DAN - agree but wonder also what my renewal will look like next year.

T

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Porter McRoberts via groups.io" <portermcroberts@...>
Date: 6/8/20 05:46 (GMT-07:00)
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

He just died. I read on FB. That’s a real shame. 

DAN diver insurance is excellent. They have two forms. Repatriation insurance and regular health insurance for travelers.  

Porter McRoberts 
A54-152

On Jun 8, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?


Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Porter McRoberts
 

He just died. I read on FB. That’s a real shame. 

DAN diver insurance is excellent. They have two forms. Repatriation insurance and regular health insurance for travelers.  

Porter McRoberts 
A54-152

On Jun 8, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?


Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Matt Salatino
 

We use Travelex. Insurance is not so expensive outside the US.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jun 8, 2020, at 2:14 PM, Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?


Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Billy Newport
 

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?


Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Bill Shaproski
 

Hi Ian,
Thanks for your advice.  Very helpful!!  Stay safe.
Bill Shaproski 
S/V Pacific Cool

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 12:01 AM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:
I’ve just done this job on my Santorin yesterday.
I took the sink off. Two screws on the front and four more on the bulkhead under the mirror.
It was then a very simple task. Only problem I had was the older fittings on the 12mm copper pipes. But you can put a conversion compression joint on each one to convert to the current flexible tap connectors.
I had to grind out the hole for the tap base for a slightly larger size.
Good luck

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96




Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Ian Park
 

I’ve just done this job on my Santorin yesterday.
I took the sink off. Two screws on the front and four more on the bulkhead under the mirror.
It was then a very simple task. Only problem I had was the older fittings on the 12mm copper pipes. But you can put a conversion compression joint on each one to convert to the current flexible tap connectors.
I had to grind out the hole for the tap base for a slightly larger size.
Good luck

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Bill Shaproski
 

Hi Keith 
Thanks for your help.  That makes a lot of sense.  In fact, I need that same tool to tighten the nut on my home kitchen faucet.  Two birds with one stone.  
Ciao
Bill Shaproski 
S/V Pacific Cool


On Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 3:04 PM Keith Tice <amel@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

I had the same dilemma last year with my SM2k.

You need a plumbers tool. 


It is just a nut underneath, but a long reach.

Cheers,
Keith
Bikini, 
SM 282


On 7 Jun 2020, at 23:08, Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:

The faucet on the sink in my aft head of my Super Maramu from 1995 needs replacement and I haven't been able to figure out how to remove the old faucet.  I am currently on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast so I don't have access to it and have not been on it for 9 months.  I just remember not being able to figure out how to replace the faucet.  I'm usually pretty competent about most basic maintenance issues, so this one is a surprise.  Is there some secret I'm missing or do I just need to keep trying when I get back to the boat in five days? 

Thanks ion advance for any help you can offer.   

Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool
206-375-2787


Re: Main Sail Outhaul and Furling Gearbox Bonfiglioli VF44P1-70 P63 B14 B3

Bill Shaproski
 

Ian & Margaret,
Thanks for the contact.  I had ordered from them previously, but last time they told me I had gotten the last one they had.  I'll try again.  Thanks!

Regards
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 7:13 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:
Contact:

MITCH SILVERMAN
DRIVETECH AUTOMATION, INC.
5401 NW 102ND AVE.  #146
SUNRISE, FL. 33351
TEL: 954-746-9800
FAX: 954-746-5509
WEBSITE: WWW.DRIVETECHONLINE.COM


Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Jun 7, 2020, at 5:17 PM, Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:

I have a Super Maramu from 1995 OO30017SM141.  The mainsail furling gearbox apparently failed and needs replacement.  The desision to remove the unit was made by my maintenance guy since I am on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast.  I ordered a new one and when it arrived it was not from Bonfiglioli and was not interchangeable.  I haven't been able to find one that could be delivered by 20 June which is when I need to have it.  Does anyone have a serviceable gearbox they want to sell or know where I could get one deliverd to Florida by 20 June?

Thanks in advance for any help.  

Regards
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool 
  • 206-375-2787



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