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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

eric freedman
 

Martin,

The motor is directly connected to the thruster assembly on my super Maramu.

No Coupling.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:02 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

 

 

Hi Graham,,

 

Just my 2 cents:

 

Did you check the bowthruster coupling?

 

Had the same problem on my AMEL 54.

 

Don't know whether the scheme is the same as on my boat,

But identical behaviour.

 

 

MARTIN

AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

eric freedman
 

Graham,

Does it move the boat quite easily when the boat is in the slip.

When the thruster did not work did the motor operate.?

Possibly on the older maramus the light could light and buzzer could be on but the

Thruster was not all the way down.

Did you happen to turn off both switches when the buzzer went off.

 

Last thought is that the contactors that operates the thruster motor is in need of  cleaning. Also there is a very small relay that runs the control circuit on my Super Maramu. Possibly that is intermittent.

Fair Winds

 

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:56 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

 

 

Hi Eric,

I don't think it would have recovered function if the screws had sheared off. 

I'll be going down to inspect it in the next day or so and I hope it will be obvious what happened. 

Regards

Graham
SV Jamesby
M240
currently in Barbados

On 31/12/2015 15:17, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

You might still have the propeller but possibly the screws have sheared off .

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 10:00 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

 

 

Hi Graham

 

Is the propeller still there? It is designed to break off at the plastic bolts if it catches something? If the motor is still turning but there is no propulsion this would seem the most likely cause, either that or it was not properly descended into the water – I think it is possible in older Maramus for the bow thruster to be actuated when not completely down.

 

Andrew

 

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

 

 

I'm a very new owner of a Maramu and yesterday I had an apparent failure of the bow thruster.  Although it was obvious that the motor was turning, the bow did not respond.  After I got on to my berth (with difficulty - I'm still learning to handle it in reverse!) I tried it again and it worked normally. 

 

Can anyone offer an explanation and, if possible, a course of action. I considered cavitation (unlikely, I think), or the prop slipping on its drive shaft or some foreign object like a plastic bag or piece of weed obstructing the prop. 

 

Can anyone offer other ideas or experience? 

 

Graham Cresswell

SV Jamesby

Maramy #240

 

 

 

 


Re: Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

luvkante
 

Hi Graham,,

Just my 2 cents:

Did you check the bowthruster coupling?

Had the same problem on my AMEL 54.

Don't know whether the scheme is the same as on my boat,
But identical behaviour.


MARTIN
AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA



Re: Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

luvkante
 

Hi Graham,

Just my 2 cents:

Don´t know whether the scheme is the same : on may AMEL 54 I had a broken coupling. 
Same beabiour as yours.

Exchanged it and it worked again. 
Takes about 2,5 hrs.

Martin
AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA


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

I'm a very new owner of a Maramu and yesterday I had an apparent failure of the bow thruster.  Although it was obvious that the motor was turning, the bow did not respond.  After I got on to my berth (with difficulty - I'm still learning to handle it in reverse!) I tried it again and it worked normally. 


Can anyone offer an explanation and, if possible, a course of action. I considered cavitation (unlikely, I think), or the prop slipping on its drive shaft or some foreign object like a plastic bag or piece of weed obstructing the prop. 


Can anyone offer other ideas or experience? 

Graham Cresswell
SV Jamesby
Maramy #240




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

Graham Cresswell <grahamjcresswell@...>
 

Hi Eric,

I don't think it would have recovered function if the screws had sheared off. 

I'll be going down to inspect it in the next day or so and I hope it will be obvious what happened. 

Regards

Graham
SV Jamesby
M240
currently in Barbados

On 31/12/2015 15:17, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

You might still have the propeller but possibly the screws have sheared off .

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 10:00 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

 

 

Hi Graham

 

Is the propeller still there? It is designed to break off at the plastic bolts if it catches something? If the motor is still turning but there is no propulsion this would seem the most likely cause, either that or it was not properly descended into the water – I think it is possible in older Maramus for the bow thruster to be actuated when not completely down.

 

Andrew

 

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

 

 

I'm a very new owner of a Maramu and yesterday I had an apparent failure of the bow thruster.  Although it was obvious that the motor was turning, the bow did not respond.  After I got on to my berth (with difficulty - I'm still learning to handle it in reverse!) I tried it again and it worked normally. 

 

Can anyone offer an explanation and, if possible, a course of action. I considered cavitation (unlikely, I think), or the prop slipping on its drive shaft or some foreign object like a plastic bag or piece of weed obstructing the prop. 

 

Can anyone offer other ideas or experience? 

 

Graham Cresswell

SV Jamesby

Maramy #240

 

 

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

Graham Cresswell <grahamjcresswell@...>
 

Hi Andrew,

I haven't been able to inspect it yet but I figure it must be as the bow thruster worked normally once I was on the berth. 

Many thanks for your response

Graham
SV Jamesby
M240
currently in Barbados

On 31/12/2015 15:00, Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Hi Graham

 

Is the propeller still there? It is designed to break off at the plastic bolts if it catches something? If the motor is still turning but there is no propulsion this would seem the most likely cause, either that or it was not properly descended into the water – I think it is possible in older Maramus for the bow thruster to be actuated when not completely down.

 

Andrew

 

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

 

 

I'm a very new owner of a Maramu and yesterday I had an apparent failure of the bow thruster.  Although it was obvious that the motor was turning, the bow did not respond.  After I got on to my berth (with difficulty - I'm still learning to handle it in reverse!) I tried it again and it worked normally. 

 

Can anyone offer an explanation and, if possible, a course of action. I considered cavitation (unlikely, I think), or the prop slipping on its drive shaft or some foreign object like a plastic bag or piece of weed obstructing the prop. 

 

Can anyone offer other ideas or experience? 

 

Graham Cresswell

SV Jamesby

Maramy #240

 

 

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

Graham Cresswell <grahamjcresswell@...>
 

Yes I do and it beeped and the "down" light illuminated so I'm pretty certain that the thruster was fully extended when it failed.  I wasn't able to check before I berthed as we were short handed and I had no spare capacity! As I explained I'm still learning to handle the boat in reverse!  Once I was on the berth, I confirmed that it was fully extended and, when I operated the joystick, it worked perfectly. 

Thanks for your response. 

Graham
SV Jamesby
M240
currently in Barbados

On 31/12/2015 13:56, seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Graham,

           do you have an audible alarm and light to establish that the bow thruster is fully extended and in place before you try to use it?
Regards,
Trevor
Seafever
SM 425
Mexico


FW: B&G Hydra 2000 Depth Gauge Calibration

Mark Erdos
 

To close out this thread, I finally figured out how to program this thing. As an FYI, to set the calibration to read the amount of water under the bottom of the keel (reads zero when you are aground), the setting is -4.9 ft or -1.5 M.

 

A setting of +2 ft or +0.6 M will report water depth from the waterline to the ocean floor.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Green Turtle Cay – Abacos Islands - Bahamas

 

From: Mark Erdos [mailto:mcerdos@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 3:11 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: B&G Hydra 2000 Depth Gauge Calibration

 

Does anyone have a quick guide or cheat-sheet on how to adjust the B&G Hydra 2000 depth calibration? Also, if someone knows how low below the waterline the transducer is mounted (or how high it is above the bottom of the keel), this would be most helpful and save me a dive with a tape measure.

 

I think I may have lost my settings when we had to disconnect the battery bank when replacing the Link10. The depth gauge use to read depth under the keel. If it read zero, I was aground (ask me how I know this). But now, I think it reads the distance from the transducer to the floor.

 

I have the instructions and it says datum is entered under DEPTH ® DEPTH, CALBRATE ® DEPTH  

 

I swear reading this instructional book is like reading IRS instructions.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Glitchy starting Yanmar 100HP

eric freedman
 

I would still have someone turn the key to the start position, push down the black button on the gold solenoid and put a pair of normal pliers across the two heavy wires on the starter solenoid. I have started numerous engines like that. It this does not start the engine you probably have a bad solenoid on the starter motor.

Just don’t touch the pliers to the body of the starter motor.

If the motor makes a whizzing sound and does not turn over the engine you have a bad bendix in the starter motor.

 

It also sounds like you have a bad stop button on the engine panel. Remove the red cap from the stop button and flood it with corrosion x. operate just the button numerous times and see what happens.

There is also another relay – a small black Yanmar one. That control the fuel shut off. , Amel replaced mine in Portugal under warrantee, as I had the same shut off problem.

Just my 2 cents, 

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 10:13 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Glitchy starting Yanmar 100HP

 

 

Old development, now more curious: the red "STOP" button by the key not always turns off the engine right away when depressed continuously.  Sometimes must lift finger, make a second or even third, long attempt.”

 

This may not be a coincidence. This button controls the fuel cut solenoid on the fuel injection pump. This is how the Yanmar stops. If this solenoid is sticking, it would cause the engine not to start or problematic shutting down. However, I think your issue is the starter since the engine does not crank properly. Failure to crank should be checked in this order: battery, panel, starter. The panel can be bypassed by using a heavy duty start switch on the starter: http://www.amazon.com/OTC-3650-Heavy-Duty-Remote-Starter/dp/B002YKFA3G  The clamps on this are connected to S terminal (usually a white or white with red stripe wire is there and has to be pulled off to make this connection) and the other is connected to the POS (big) post on the starter. When the button is pushed it will cause the starter and solenoid to engage thus cranking the engine. This is a much safer method than using a screwdriver on the terminals of the starter. Using a screwdriver can cause sparking or worse. It will also damage the screwdriver and may even weld it permanently to the starter terminals. If the engine fails to crank, replace the starter. If the engine does crank, you have an issue in the control panel.

 

Hope this helps. Good luck with the repair.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Green Turtle Cay – Abacos Islands - Bahamas

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 8:18 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Glitchy starting Yanmar 100HP

 

 

Thank you Eric, Trevor, Mark, Bob, James,

 

Yes, the engine fails to crank at all in most cases or cranks and locks up after a very tiny fraction of a turn.  If it cranks, then immediately the engine works correctly.

 

New development: start is now also now being glitchy even when the engine is at operating temperature, even if turned off for just five minutes or so.

 

Old development, now more curious: the red "STOP" button by the key not always turns off the engine right away when depressed continuously.  Sometimes must lift finger, make a second or even third, long attempt.

 

I have 

- checked all connections I could and used contact cleaner, including the negative to the starter

- tried depressing the button on the isolation solenoid (our solenoid was replaced at La Rochelle 5 months ago).  Oddly, the few times this has been done the engine has started on the second attempt after depressing.  Could be entirely coincidental.

- not checked the battery neg connection on the engine block (located just forward of the starter) as I couldn't reach it and did not want to start disassembling

- not shorted the solenoid on the starter, as I don't know how to do that

- not shorted the isolation solenoid, as I don't know how to do that

- not able to check the square thing (solenoid?) forward of the isolation solenoid

 

We have ordered two starters from eBay.   One from Germany and one from England.  Three Yanmar dealers in Spain all asked us to call them on Monday, when they would begin to check if Yanmar Netherlands have any in stock, and then it might be 4 to 8 days.




Happy New Year to all,







Peregrinus,

SM2K No. 350

Stuck in Benalmádena until starting issues are addressed


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

eric freedman
 

You might still have the propeller but possibly the screws have sheared off .

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 10:00 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

 

 

Hi Graham

 

Is the propeller still there? It is designed to break off at the plastic bolts if it catches something? If the motor is still turning but there is no propulsion this would seem the most likely cause, either that or it was not properly descended into the water – I think it is possible in older Maramus for the bow thruster to be actuated when not completely down.

 

Andrew

 

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

 

 

I'm a very new owner of a Maramu and yesterday I had an apparent failure of the bow thruster.  Although it was obvious that the motor was turning, the bow did not respond.  After I got on to my berth (with difficulty - I'm still learning to handle it in reverse!) I tried it again and it worked normally. 

 

Can anyone offer an explanation and, if possible, a course of action. I considered cavitation (unlikely, I think), or the prop slipping on its drive shaft or some foreign object like a plastic bag or piece of weed obstructing the prop. 

 

Can anyone offer other ideas or experience? 

 

Graham Cresswell

SV Jamesby

Maramy #240

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Glitchy starting Yanmar 100HP

Mark Erdos
 

Old development, now more curious: the red "STOP" button by the key not always turns off the engine right away when depressed continuously.  Sometimes must lift finger, make a second or even third, long attempt.”

 

This may not be a coincidence. This button controls the fuel cut solenoid on the fuel injection pump. This is how the Yanmar stops. If this solenoid is sticking, it would cause the engine not to start or problematic shutting down. However, I think your issue is the starter since the engine does not crank properly. Failure to crank should be checked in this order: battery, panel, starter. The panel can be bypassed by using a heavy duty start switch on the starter: http://www.amazon.com/OTC-3650-Heavy-Duty-Remote-Starter/dp/B002YKFA3G  The clamps on this are connected to S terminal (usually a white or white with red stripe wire is there and has to be pulled off to make this connection) and the other is connected to the POS (big) post on the starter. When the button is pushed it will cause the starter and solenoid to engage thus cranking the engine. This is a much safer method than using a screwdriver on the terminals of the starter. Using a screwdriver can cause sparking or worse. It will also damage the screwdriver and may even weld it permanently to the starter terminals. If the engine fails to crank, replace the starter. If the engine does crank, you have an issue in the control panel.

 

Hope this helps. Good luck with the repair.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Green Turtle Cay – Abacos Islands - Bahamas

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 8:18 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Glitchy starting Yanmar 100HP

 

 

Thank you Eric, Trevor, Mark, Bob, James,

 

Yes, the engine fails to crank at all in most cases or cranks and locks up after a very tiny fraction of a turn.  If it cranks, then immediately the engine works correctly.

 

New development: start is now also now being glitchy even when the engine is at operating temperature, even if turned off for just five minutes or so.

 

Old development, now more curious: the red "STOP" button by the key not always turns off the engine right away when depressed continuously.  Sometimes must lift finger, make a second or even third, long attempt.

 

I have 

- checked all connections I could and used contact cleaner, including the negative to the starter

- tried depressing the button on the isolation solenoid (our solenoid was replaced at La Rochelle 5 months ago).  Oddly, the few times this has been done the engine has started on the second attempt after depressing.  Could be entirely coincidental.

- not checked the battery neg connection on the engine block (located just forward of the starter) as I couldn't reach it and did not want to start disassembling

- not shorted the solenoid on the starter, as I don't know how to do that

- not shorted the isolation solenoid, as I don't know how to do that

- not able to check the square thing (solenoid?) forward of the isolation solenoid

 

We have ordered two starters from eBay.   One from Germany and one from England.  Three Yanmar dealers in Spain all asked us to call them on Monday, when they would begin to check if Yanmar Netherlands have any in stock, and then it might be 4 to 8 days.



Happy New Year to all,





Peregrinus,

SM2K No. 350

Stuck in Benalmádena until starting issues are addressed


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Hi Graham

 

Is the propeller still there? It is designed to break off at the plastic bolts if it catches something? If the motor is still turning but there is no propulsion this would seem the most likely cause, either that or it was not properly descended into the water – I think it is possible in older Maramus for the bow thruster to be actuated when not completely down.

 

Andrew

 

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 31, 2015 2:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

 

 

I'm a very new owner of a Maramu and yesterday I had an apparent failure of the bow thruster.  Although it was obvious that the motor was turning, the bow did not respond.  After I got on to my berth (with difficulty - I'm still learning to handle it in reverse!) I tried it again and it worked normally. 

 

Can anyone offer an explanation and, if possible, a course of action. I considered cavitation (unlikely, I think), or the prop slipping on its drive shaft or some foreign object like a plastic bag or piece of weed obstructing the prop. 

 

Can anyone offer other ideas or experience? 

 

Graham Cresswell

SV Jamesby

Maramy #240

 

 

 


Re: Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

seafeverofcuan@...
 

Graham,
           do you have an audible alarm and light to establish that the bow thruster is fully extended and in place before you try to use it?
Regards,
Trevor
Seafever
SM 425
Mexico


Intermittent bow thruster - Maramu

grahamjcresswell@...
 

I'm a very new owner of a Maramu and yesterday I had an apparent failure of the bow thruster.  Although it was obvious that the motor was turning, the bow did not respond.  After I got on to my berth (with difficulty - I'm still learning to handle it in reverse!) I tried it again and it worked normally. 


Can anyone offer an explanation and, if possible, a course of action. I considered cavitation (unlikely, I think), or the prop slipping on its drive shaft or some foreign object like a plastic bag or piece of weed obstructing the prop. 


Can anyone offer other ideas or experience? 

Graham Cresswell
SV Jamesby
Maramy #240




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Glitchy starting Yanmar 100HP

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Thank you Eric, Trevor, Mark, Bob, James,

Yes, the engine fails to crank at all in most cases or cranks and locks up after a very tiny fraction of a turn.  If it cranks, then immediately the engine works correctly.

New development: start is now also now being glitchy even when the engine is at operating temperature, even if turned off for just five minutes or so.

Old development, now more curious: the red "STOP" button by the key not always turns off the engine right away when depressed continuously.  Sometimes must lift finger, make a second or even third, long attempt.

I have 
- checked all connections I could and used contact cleaner, including the negative to the starter
- tried depressing the button on the isolation solenoid (our solenoid was replaced at La Rochelle 5 months ago).  Oddly, the few times this has been done the engine has started on the second attempt after depressing.  Could be entirely coincidental.
- not checked the battery neg connection on the engine block (located just forward of the starter) as I couldn't reach it and did not want to start disassembling
- not shorted the solenoid on the starter, as I don't know how to do that
- not shorted the isolation solenoid, as I don't know how to do that
- not able to check the square thing (solenoid?) forward of the isolation solenoid

We have ordered two starters from eBay.   One from Germany and one from England.  Three Yanmar dealers in Spain all asked us to call them on Monday, when they would begin to check if Yanmar Netherlands have any in stock, and then it might be 4 to 8 days.

Happy New Year to all,


Peregrinus,
SM2K No. 350
Stuck in Benalmádena until starting issues are addressed


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rocna 40 kg anchor on SM with dual bow rollers

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Ben
We have a Rocna 40 KG and it fits perfectly. We have 3 rollers and it fits on the starboard side. When mooring we lift the Rocna onto the deck so it does not chafe or get caught on the mooring line. We love our Rocna and have had it for 7 years.

Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently in Trinidad


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:56:22 -0800
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rocna 40 kg anchor on SM with dual bow rollers

 

Has anyone successfully installed a Rocna 40 on a SM with dual bow rollers?  I'm looking at a 33 or 40 kg Rocna for our boat 


Ben Driver 
La Bella Vita 
SM #347




Re: Washing powder or liquid washing soap for Thompson clothes washers in SM?

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

On Peregrinus we use those dissolving transparent plastic pellets containing detergent and clothes softener.  One per wash, never more.  

In the U.S., Tide brand.  In Europe, Ariel brand.  They are exactly the same, made by P&G world-wide.  

In any event, in the U.S. we would use any "H-E" ("high-efficiency") laundry detergent, as that is U.S.-speak for Euro-style vertical drum washers such as the Thomson.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K Nr. 350 (2002)
Benalmádena


Re: Rocna 40 kg anchor on SM with dual bow rollers

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

In 2012, we tried a Rocna on the starboard anchor roller while keeping the factory FOB on the port anchor roller.  Major conflict, the Rocna was not able to fully retract and settle and just hanged out dangerously.

The Rocna was returned the same day and a Delta 40Kg installed instead.  There is minor conflict with the FOB.  The conflict is so minor as to be meaningless.  Deltas are "2nd and half"-generation technology, and therefore obsolete by modern standards.  We've since used the Delta to anchor out about 500 nights, I'd say.  We dragged a number of times during our first year cruising, so we use a Garmin hand-held as anchor alarm.   

For peace of mind, we would prefer a Rocna, a Spade, or one of those cool-looking Euro Rocna-look-alikes Amel now installs, but things are what they are.

We've never used the FOB, even though SM2K #350 is one of the few to have a factory-installed second gypsy exclusively dedicated to the port anchor.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K #350
Benalmádena


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Rocna 40 kg anchor on SM with dual bow rollers

karkauai
 

Gary is right, same thing on Kristy.  Run your mooring line over the second roller.
Kent


On Dec 31, 2015, at 2:42 AM, gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Yes, fits nicely on hull #209 without mods. What you will find is that the Rocna has sharp edges that will chafe the bridle at a mooring. I chose to run the mooring lines through the 2nd anchor roller to keep them away from the anchor's spade.


Gary W.
SM 209, "Adagio"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rocna 40 kg anchor on SM with dual bow rollers

karkauai
 

I have a Rocna 40 on SM243, Ben.  It fit perfectly and snugs up on the roller without a mm to spare.  I've never come unhooked with this anchor, which I have affectionately named "Rocky".
Kent


On Dec 30, 2015, at 6:56 PM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone successfully installed a Rocna 40 on a SM with dual bow rollers?  I'm looking at a 33 or 40 kg Rocna for our boat 


Ben Driver 

La Bella Vita 

SM #347