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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diesel tank removal

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi Andy,

whatever material you choose for your new tank, make sure your supplier/manufacturer makes pressure tests as per ISO 21487 and 21487/A1 (matching ABYC or CE requirements), and that he gives you a certificate.
On another hand, even if your tank is away from the engine room (it is on the Maramu) and you are sure that the manufacturer is a champion of GRP or Fiberglass reinforced polyethylene, you should keep stainless steel as it is the way the vessel was designed, and in case you sell her, this could make the difference. Fiberglass tank could make the purchaser doubt about it.
Concerning the Super Maramus, I would strictly recommend stainless steel, as the tank is in a sometimes very hot environment. Don't forget that the fuel can sometimes be very warm as it comes back from the engine (100 liters per hour).

Good luck.

Olivier.



On Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:20 AM, "Jean-Pierre Germain jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
No brained. SS 316

JPG
SY ELEUTHERA, SM 007


On 15 Jul 2015, at 02:12, allezaubon@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi Amel owners,

Just wanted to update that with 4 strong guys , timber blocks and lines , the diesel tank can be removed - we had to remove the nav desk cover and companionway hand rail , with plenty of bubble wrap and foam protection - with mm to spare it was actually easier then we expected to get the tank out onto the dock - again a big thank you to Amel for thinking ahead and not building a boat around a tank.

That was the good news, bad news is that there are a lot of pinholes along the bottom seam - we have decided on a new build - not sure if Stainless Steel 304 would be ok or should we go for the more SS 316?

Any thoughts on the above would be much appreciated.

Fair winds

Andy 
SV Paladin

Maramu #75





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hi Olivier

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi Eric,

the plug is a 20x250. This means the diameter is 20 mm and the thread is 250, for one turn, the screw translates of 2.5mm.
Take a bronze one, if you find one, it will be easier to drill than a steel one (forget stainless steel).
 I know you could have one made in silver alloy in your personnal workshop, but I'm not sure how to weld a pipe then...
(just kidding).

Have a good day.

Olivier.



On Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:29 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Eric,
Isn't 20mm the same as, or close to 3/4"?
Possibly one off those plastic hose barbs with male 3/4" will work for you. I wouldn't try steel because of possible thread damage, but I would try plastic or nylon.
Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On Jul 15, 2015 3:29 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Bill,
Thanks- I have a S/S plug with a “V” groove in it to lock in the line cutter.
I will buy a S/S bolt and drill and tap it for a hose barb (as per the Jenkins) and put a hose on it for future draining.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 4:22 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hi Olivier
 
 
The oil drain plug bolt is 20mm and it has coarse threads, not fine threads. It is made of bronze...its threaded length is 25mm then it has a collar with an O ring...the collar is 30mm.
 
I will post a photo later today.
 
Bill
BeBe 387
Barcelona
 
On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 9:48 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
I have the bolt Olivier is speaking of and I will measure it tomorrow, but Eric was also asking about the thread pitch. I will not be able to tell, but my guess is that it would be standard metric.
Bill Rouse
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On Jul 13, 2015 9:38 PM, "Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Hi Eric,
 
no I don't know but I will try to get the information asap.
In between, you may be able to get the information from someone who is aboard his (her) Super Maramu with a SPURS rope-cutter (???!!!).
When AMEL originally mounted a SPURS rope-cutter, as the fixed blade is inserted in a specific stainless steel oil drain plug/bolt, the original bronze oil drain plug was put aboard with the original batch of spare parts.
If the "SPURS SM" owners dig in their spare parts boxes, they may find this bolt...
 
Olivier
 
 
On Monday, July 13, 2015 7:14 PM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
Hi Olivier,
Do you happen to know what is the thread on the oil change plug for the C-Drive?
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diode in Starter shutoff circuit - Super Maramu 2000

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

That sounds like another "expert mechanic" who tampered with Amel isolation designs because he did not understand them.

Bill Rouse
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On Jul 15, 2015 1:04 PM, "svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

As mentioned on the thread above, a year ago on arrival at St Michael's our Yanmar wouldn't stop, and we had to use the red manual stop valve on the engine to stop the engine.


A while later the Yanmar dealer in Fort Lauderdale (Complete Yacht Service) came by for injector replacement and fixed the engine stop (although, being unfamiliar with the Amel engine isolation, at first he was mystified by the electric start/stop configuration).

Turns out that he might have simply bypassed the solenoid, for today it was found that the solenoid was broken in the "open" position".  A new solenoid was installed today, and Frédérique Quintard at first had trouble figuring out why the drop-in replacement failed to just work.  Turns out that the wiring going into the solenoid require a diode, and this wire had been replaced with a wire without the diode.

Anyway, the replacement solenoid for a Yanmar 100 hp is:

HC Car Go
133695 - Solenoid
Holger Christiansen - A Bosch Group Company
0914 Made in China Box-Oe-Oe
UPC (01)95705541126575(30)000001

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K No. 350


Re: Diode in Starter shutoff circuit - Super Maramu 2000

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

As mentioned on the thread above, a year ago on arrival at St Michael's our Yanmar wouldn't stop, and we had to use the red manual stop valve on the engine to stop the engine.

A while later the Yanmar dealer in Fort Lauderdale (Complete Yacht Service) came by for injector replacement and fixed the engine stop (although, being unfamiliar with the Amel engine isolation, at first he was mystified by the electric start/stop configuration).

Turns out that he might have simply bypassed the solenoid, for today it was found that the solenoid was broken in the "open" position".  A new solenoid was installed today, and Frédérique Quintard at first had trouble figuring out why the drop-in replacement failed to just work.  Turns out that the wiring going into the solenoid require a diode, and this wire had been replaced with a wire without the diode.

Anyway, the replacement solenoid for a Yanmar 100 hp is:

HC Car Go
133695 - Solenoid
Holger Christiansen - A Bosch Group Company
0914 Made in China Box-Oe-Oe
UPC (01)95705541126575(30)000001

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K No. 350


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] C Drive Oil Drain Plug

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Bill,         Having seen Amel's own service engineer in La Rochelle at work I bought a spare plug bolt from Amel, had a short length of metal  pipe tapped into it and added a length of plastic pipe which is long enough to reach down to a container. In that way you can start the drain, go off and have a proper French length lunch and return to an empty C drive and a cleanliness which would satisfy even the most fastidious EPA inspector ( not that you would meet one here....)

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 01:30:46 -0700
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] C Drive Oil Drain Plug



I changed the subject line from "Hi Oliver" to C Drive Oil Drain Plug so that it is searchable at a later date.

As previously stated, The oil drain plug bolt is 20mm and it has coarse threads, not fine threads. It is made of bronze...its threaded length is 25mm then it has a collar with an O ring...the collar is 30mm.

I posted a photo in the photo album titled C Drive

Bill
BeBe 387
Barcelona
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hi Olivier

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

Isn't 20mm the same as, or close to 3/4"?

Possibly one off those plastic hose barbs with male 3/4" will work for you. I wouldn't try steel because of possible thread damage, but I would try plastic or nylon.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 15, 2015 3:29 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

Thanks- I have a S/S plug with a “V” groove in it to lock in the line cutter.

I will buy a S/S bolt and drill and tap it for a hose barb (as per the Jenkins) and put a hose on it for future draining.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 4:22 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hi Olivier

 

 

The oil drain plug bolt is 20mm and it has coarse threads, not fine threads. It is made of bronze...its threaded length is 25mm then it has a collar with an O ring...the collar is 30mm.

 

I will post a photo later today.

 

Bill

BeBe 387

Barcelona

 

On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 9:48 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

I have the bolt Olivier is speaking of and I will measure it tomorrow, but Eric was also asking about the thread pitch. I will not be able to tell, but my guess is that it would be standard metric.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 13, 2015 9:38 PM, "Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Eric,

 

no I don't know but I will try to get the information asap.

In between, you may be able to get the information from someone who is aboard his (her) Super Maramu with a SPURS rope-cutter (???!!!).

When AMEL originally mounted a SPURS rope-cutter, as the fixed blade is inserted in a specific stainless steel oil drain plug/bolt, the original bronze oil drain plug was put aboard with the original batch of spare parts.

If the "SPURS SM" owners dig in their spare parts boxes, they may find this bolt...

 

Olivier

 

 

On Monday, July 13, 2015 7:14 PM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Olivier,

Do you happen to know what is the thread on the oil change plug for the C-Drive?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diesel tank removal

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

No brained. SS 316

JPG
SY ELEUTHERA, SM 007


On 15 Jul 2015, at 02:12, allezaubon@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Amel owners,


Just wanted to update that with 4 strong guys , timber blocks and lines , the diesel tank can be removed - we had to remove the nav desk cover and companionway hand rail , with plenty of bubble wrap and foam protection - with mm to spare it was actually easier then we expected to get the tank out onto the dock - again a big thank you to Amel for thinking ahead and not building a boat around a tank.

That was the good news, bad news is that there are a lot of pinholes along the bottom seam - we have decided on a new build - not sure if Stainless Steel 304 would be ok or should we go for the more SS 316?

Any thoughts on the above would be much appreciated.

Fair winds

Andy 
SV Paladin

Maramu #75



Re: Amel Mango Bow Thruster removal.

svcharisma
 

Peter,
the parts don't all look exactly the same, but the process is the same as for the Super Maramu.  The procedures documented on this Yahoo Group apply to the Mango bow thruster as well.  Make sure you don't break or loose anything, as Amel won't be any help with parts for the Mango version.  The seals are standard seals that can be purchased locally.  I've had a hard time matching the o-rings and have been using the same ones for a while.  The nylon screws can be purchased locally.  The foam rings are a bit more difficult.  If you can get the SM ones they will work.  Don't tell Amel you're looking for parts for a Mango, they seemed to have purged the spares, or just run out.  Last year I had to fabricate a new fairing, which was challenging but doable.  Good Luck.

Alan
Mango #62, sv Charisma


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hi Olivier

eric freedman
 

Bill,

Thanks- I have a S/S plug with a “V” groove in it to lock in the line cutter.

I will buy a S/S bolt and drill and tap it for a hose barb (as per the Jenkins) and put a hose on it for future draining.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 4:22 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hi Olivier

 

 

The oil drain plug bolt is 20mm and it has coarse threads, not fine threads. It is made of bronze...its threaded length is 25mm then it has a collar with an O ring...the collar is 30mm.

 

I will post a photo later today.

 

Bill

BeBe 387

Barcelona

 

On Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 9:48 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

I have the bolt Olivier is speaking of and I will measure it tomorrow, but Eric was also asking about the thread pitch. I will not be able to tell, but my guess is that it would be standard metric.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 13, 2015 9:38 PM, "Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Eric,

 

no I don't know but I will try to get the information asap.

In between, you may be able to get the information from someone who is aboard his (her) Super Maramu with a SPURS rope-cutter (???!!!).

When AMEL originally mounted a SPURS rope-cutter, as the fixed blade is inserted in a specific stainless steel oil drain plug/bolt, the original bronze oil drain plug was put aboard with the original batch of spare parts.

If the "SPURS SM" owners dig in their spare parts boxes, they may find this bolt...

 

Olivier

 

 

On Monday, July 13, 2015 7:14 PM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Olivier,

Do you happen to know what is the thread on the oil change plug for the C-Drive?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diesel tank removal

Duane Siegfri
 

There are a lot of articles on fuel tanks.  If you do use stainless steel be sure to block it up so air can circulate under and around it.  Otherwise, stainless in an oxygen starved environment, will develop crevice corrosion.  Bad news.  Fiberglass tanks are now accepted by ABYC and are long lasting if built correctly, with the added benefit of no corrosion.  It won't have the same strength as a similarly built stainless tank so it needs more baffles or bracing.

One article by Steve D'Antonio noted a minimum thickness for SS tanks of 0.747" and recommended 316L or 317L SS.

I'm just telling you what I've read, I'm not an expert in the field.

Duane
Wanderer #477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diesel tank removal

Andy Croney
 

Hi Amel owners,

Just wanted to update that with 4 strong guys , timber blocks and lines , the diesel tank can be removed - we had to remove the nav desk cover and companionway hand rail , with plenty of bubble wrap and foam protection - with mm to spare it was actually easier then we expected to get the tank out onto the dock - again a big thank you to Amel for thinking ahead and not building a boat around a tank.

That was the good news, bad news is that there are a lot of pinholes along the bottom seam - we have decided on a new build - not sure if Stainless Steel 304 would be ok or should we go for the more SS 316?

Any thoughts on the above would be much appreciated.

Fair winds

Andy 
SV Paladin

Maramu #75



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Super Maramu Gearbox Model

scentstone
 

Thank you Bill.
Trevor followed also the thread and called me.

Kind regards
F.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Repower

Dave_Benjamin
 

Hi Steve and Liz,

One of my friends who re-powered a Maramu found that Beta Marine was far more helpful than Yanmar when it came to meeting his requirements. So you may want to check with them to see if their Kubota based engine  is a better solution than Yanmar. Kubota parts are quite easy to find as they are widely used in agricultural and industrial applications. 

While I am generally quite positive about Yanmar, I don't know if I would buy one of the ones they sell now. Should some electronics fail, you could be stranded quite some time waiting for replacements. The Yanmar we had in Exit Strategy (Maramu #29) was installed about 10 years ago and that generation did not rely so much on electronics. Even my mechanic, who knows a great deal about Yanmar, isn't too keen on their latest.

I'm no expert on the Beta, but I don't think their engines are so reliant on electronics. 


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

Hey Richard,

We are about to order the new Yanmar for Aloha, and are finding Yanmar USA not helpful regarding the isolation issues. For example, they will not provide isolated ground alternators without a 4 month lead time. The alternators are not a problem, as I can provide my own, but they also seem unable to provide isolated sensors and such. I guess my question is where does one get all the required components to isolate the engine, if the engine manufacturer can't provide them?

On another note, a very nice dual alternator pulley and bracket kit can be provided by Electromax in Ontario, Canada for $560.00. The kit will fit the 80hp Yanmar which we are buying, or the 110hp which shares the same block. I previously purchase an alternator and watermaker from Electromax, and have found them to be great people to work with. 

Regarding Kent's CDrive issues, I have to wonder how much of the problem was a result of the lack of isolation of the engine since that has been corrected, and he seems to still have issues with the prop zinc disappearing. Some of the problems seem incredibly difficult to track down. 

Congratulations on a successful delivery across the pond, and welcome back. 

Regards,
Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM72
Hauled in St Augustine, Fl



On Jun 26, 2015, at 11:19, Richard03801 richard03801@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Take a look at posts Kent has on this site. Not isolating the engine will over a very short time cause a issues with the Amel drive and engine. The old saying an once of prevention.    

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Jun 26, 2015, at 07:51, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

So what would be the consequences on not isolating the engine ´s negative on all electrical sensors, actuators and alternators?

Alex Paquin
Simpatico Hull 94
Older Maramu 1981


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: ONAN FAULT BRAKER

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Bob, good question.

I am not sure, but I know that if you disconnect the battery, it will shut down, and if the manual states if battery voltage is above 19.2VDV, it will shut down (code 29), so I suspect that there is battery voltage monitoring with shutdowns at the high of 19.2 and a low of X.

If I am right, you could disconnect the belt on your Onan and it will run fine until the battery gets too low or the engine overheats. That belt also turns the coolant water pump and without the belt, it will overheat! In the coming months I plan to change that belt and test this for a minute. If anyone is changing a belt before I get to it, please test this for us.

On an entirely different matter, Bob, have you purchased a wet/vac?

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On Jul 14, 2015 3:37 PM, "rossidesigngroup@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone know if alternator output failure trips the newer Onans?  The alternator is a very expensive item so we don't carry one.  Also, has anyone sourced a reasonable Onan alternator spare?


Bob
KAIMI SM429 (2004)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: ONAN FAULT BRAKER

rossirossix4
 

Does anyone know if alternator output failure trips the newer Onans?  The alternator is a very expensive item so we don't carry one.  Also, has anyone sourced a reasonable Onan alternator spare?

Bob
KAIMI SM429 (2004)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Super Maramu Gearbox Model

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Contact Trevor at email: Trevor Lusty hotmail.com>

I believe his boat is still available.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 2:49 PM, scentstone@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Trevor,


I'm Fred, a french sailor who owned for 15 years an Amel Mango 53' sold in 2010
I'm currently looking for buying a SM2000 and I've already inspected 2 here in France. Is seafeverofcuan still looking for a new owner ? Is she still located in Cortez sea ?

I contact owners directly, out of the brokers network and I'll do my best to reach you an other way through internet's information.

Kind regards
F.

Fred Sochat,  (GMT +2) Cell +33 609 700 709

+33 (0) 555 37 25 25   
 



Re: Super Maramu Gearbox Model

scentstone
 

Hi Trevor,

I'm Fred, a french sailor who owned for 15 years an Amel Mango 53' sold in 2010
I'm currently looking for buying a SM2000 and I've already inspected 2 here in France. Is seafeverofcuan still looking for a new owner ? Is she still located in Cortez sea ?

I contact owners directly, out of the brokers network and I'll do my best to reach you an other way through internet's information.

Kind regards
F.

Fred Sochat,  (GMT +2) Cell +33 609 700 709

design@...  
+33 (0) 555 37 25 25   
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster motor overhaul

Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...>
 

Pretty sure ,some years ago,we had the bearing and bushes checked by electrical contractor in Phuket
 Cheers
Chris


On 14 Jul 2015, at 12:39, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Andrew,

Giovanni Testa, SV Eutikia, SM428, (gtesta23"at"tin.it) pulled the electric motor for a bearing, I think, but may have overhauled the motor.

Try to email him.

Bill BeBe 387
Barcelona

On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all

When leaving the port a couple of days ago it became apparent that the bow thruster had stopped working - the solenoids are activating on moving the joystick from port and starboard and I verified that there was the correct voltages going to the motor according to the circuit diagram - I have therefore concluded that the bow thruster motor has malfunctioned so have removed it and fixed the shaft up with wires and a pulley. Before I did this I dived and checked the bow thruster propellor was not snagged and that I could turn the blades freely.
I could not find anyone having attempted an overhaul of this motor on the forum - does anyone have any experience of this?

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM 472



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster motor overhaul

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Andrew,

Wait until you get some real expert advice.  But if it was me…. I would open the motor and check the state of the brushes.  Little else to wear out.

GL

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 14 Jul 2015, at 14:02, Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all

When leaving the port a couple of days ago it became apparent that the bow thruster had stopped working - the solenoids are activating on moving the joystick from port and starboard and I verified that there was the correct voltages going to the motor according to the circuit diagram - I have therefore concluded that the bow thruster motor has malfunctioned so have removed it and fixed the shaft up with wires and a pulley. Before I did this I dived and checked the bow thruster propellor was not snagged and that I could turn the blades freely.
I could not find anyone having attempted an overhaul of this motor on the forum - does anyone have any experience of this?

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM 472


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster motor overhaul

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Andrew,

Giovanni Testa, SV Eutikia, SM428, (gtesta23"at"tin.it) pulled the electric motor for a bearing, I think, but may have overhauled the motor.

Try to email him.

Bill BeBe 387
Barcelona

On Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 1:02 PM, Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all

When leaving the port a couple of days ago it became apparent that the bow thruster had stopped working - the solenoids are activating on moving the joystick from port and starboard and I verified that there was the correct voltages going to the motor according to the circuit diagram - I have therefore concluded that the bow thruster motor has malfunctioned so have removed it and fixed the shaft up with wires and a pulley. Before I did this I dived and checked the bow thruster propellor was not snagged and that I could turn the blades freely.
I could not find anyone having attempted an overhaul of this motor on the forum - does anyone have any experience of this?

Thanks

Andrew

Ronpische
SM 472