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Propeller. Bowthruster lost. Sm435

Arthur Sundqvist
 

I need some pictures to understand how to fit the new bowthruster propeller. Propeller and 6 nyloscrews are gone. The round nylon with Tap is there. Can I use that old one and screw the new propeller into it??  Boat in water. Want to do it diving with tanks underwater....
kindest regards
arthur Sundqvist 
sm435. Vista
Panama. Shelter Bay


Re: In mast Furler - A simple precaution for the (occasionally) inattentive skipper

Giorgio Ardrizzi
 

Complimenti, un'ottima idea, di facile realizzazione!
Saluti.

Giorgio Ardrizzi
sy Saudade III, Sharki #1


Il Lun 9 Mar 2020, 18:33 PAOLO CUNEO <pc43ge@...> ha scritto:

 

 

 

Hi all Amelians

after some month as "read only" member, during which I developed a sincere admiration for the level of competence of my fellow Amelians,  this is my first intervention as an active participant, with a humble but potentially money saver contribution.

 

Sometime ago, in my absence, a technician on board for an intervention must have deposed his toolbox or an equivalent heavy item right on top of the command panel (which, because of the intervention in progress was "on"), inadvertently activating the Main roller, which furled and unfurled many times inside the main mast, creating a solid tangle of aluminum profile and sailcloth inside the groove. In spite of the intervention of some of the most experienced riggers in the area, it resulted impossible to pull the sail out.

End result: one (almost new) mainsail cut and extracted in nice stripes of sailcloth, an internal al profile twisted beyond repair, a transfer to Amel's Hyères base, dismasting, replacing the profile, re-masting, buying a new main  and suing the insurance company for persuading them that the internal roller was in fact part of the (insured) Rigging.

Some months and about $15.000 later, in hindsight, I produced the small device shown in the photo . I am pretty sure that many Amelians have already produced something to the same effect  but, wathever the form it may take, I warmly recommend all colleagues to adopt if they are not so diligent as to remember to switch off the command panel from inside every time it is out of their sight.

Kindest regards to you all

 

Paolo Cuneo

SM 454 “WHISPER” currently in Genoa

 

 

 


In mast Furler - A simple precaution for the (occasionally) inattentive skipper

PAOLO CUNEO
 

 

 

 

Hi all Amelians

after some month as "read only" member, during which I developed a sincere admiration for the level of competence of my fellow Amelians,  this is my first intervention as an active participant, with a humble but potentially money saver contribution.

 

Sometime ago, in my absence, a technician on board for an intervention must have deposed his toolbox or an equivalent heavy item right on top of the command panel (which, because of the intervention in progress was "on"), inadvertently activating the Main roller, which furled and unfurled many times inside the main mast, creating a solid tangle of aluminum profile and sailcloth inside the groove. In spite of the intervention of some of the most experienced riggers in the area, it resulted impossible to pull the sail out.

End result: one (almost new) mainsail cut and extracted in nice stripes of sailcloth, an internal al profile twisted beyond repair, a transfer to Amel's Hyères base, dismasting, replacing the profile, re-masting, buying a new main  and suing the insurance company for persuading them that the internal roller was in fact part of the (insured) Rigging.

Some months and about $15.000 later, in hindsight, I produced the small device shown in the photo . I am pretty sure that many Amelians have already produced something to the same effect  but, wathever the form it may take, I warmly recommend all colleagues to adopt if they are not so diligent as to remember to switch off the command panel from inside every time it is out of their sight.

Kindest regards to you all

 

Paolo Cuneo

SM 454 “WHISPER” currently in Genoa

 

 

 


Re: Problem dismantling the main furler worm gear box

Michael & Robyn
 

Hi Paul,

we had the same issue; After soaking in de-greaser I soaked it in vinegar essence for a few days and lots of WD40 for another day. The final job did a 10 ton hydraulic bearing puller like what you find at ebay "10 Ton Hydraulic Gear Puller and Bearing Jaw Separator Set Professional Kit"
I put a SS screw (Allen hread) in the bottom of the Aluminum shaft to protect the thread  and then pushed the aluminum piece out of the hollow steel shaft.
It has to come out otherwise you can't get the bearing off.
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417


Re: Front furler Bamar MEJ upgrade to EJF? Is it worth it?

Stefan Schaufert
 

Hello to all
and thanks for your appreciated informations.

Scott, 
do you think, the failure (seals/ water intrusion) is avoidable by maintenance or is it (again) bad design/ material?
Do you have any problems after changing the „dying cat“ with the „new“ EJF (It is 1 year ago now?)?

Thx a lot for your response.

Best regards
Stefan
AMEL 54 - N° 119 - Lady Charlyette, currently Guadeloupe


Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Randall Walker
 

Thanks Ken,

I will go with the shorter cable. Love your videos. I understand you need a permit from the UK government. But you should make Chagos islands. even just anchor for the night.

All the best,
Randall
A54 #56

On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 10:34 PM Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
Hello Randall,

I had my cable custom made at The Satellite Phone Store in San Diego.  Satellitephonestore.com...

There are probably cheaper places to purchase a custom cable, but would have to research.  I paid about $75 for mine.  Make sure you look at the specs of the cable, most important is loss per meter at about 1.6 GHz.  

Best,

Ken Powers
Currently in Thailand
Getting ready to cross the Indian Ocean


Re: Volvo warning

Sv Garulfo
 

Paul,


To find out what the error code is, you need to press the rotokey button long enough (7sec) to get in OEM mode, then you’ll see the fault(s) and select them to get the codes. 

Those are references in the workshop manual that will indicate what the problem is. It is now available in the ‘Volvo Penta’ folder. 

Hope this will help. Let us what you find in case we can collectively help. 


Best
Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia 







On Mon, 9 Mar 2020 at 06:53, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I’ve recently started getting the following error message from my Volvo 110:

 

Caution

Check engine

Service required

Torque reduced

 

I changed the oil, oil & fuel filters and impellor, but the error message remains. I can’t see anything about this in the user manual. Any ideas? Am I supposed to tell it I’ve carried out the service? (like you do for some cars) I doubt it though as this is the first time in 8 years I’ve seen this.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: How to clean the hull from diesel soot

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Clive,

As all the larger Ale mels are center cockpit and the exhaust exits on port of the center cockpit, this is not readily feasable as you would need to drill a hole in the engine bay aft bulkhead.  This would destroy the “watertight bulkhead”.  In my opinion, not a good idea.

The Volvo TMD 22 seems the worst offender.  

Boats are a compromise and at time of construction these engines met the Amel requirement. 

You’ll likely live with the problem… like the rest of us… :-)


Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, NZ



On 10 Mar 2020, at 08:16, Clive Chapman <cochapman@...> wrote:

A slightly left field approach...and with the caveat I’m not (yet) an owner!

Is there any reason why you couldn’t fashion a short extension to the exhaust so it exits 5-10cm off the transom? Would that be enough to push 95% of the smuts away from the boat?


Re: How to clean the hull from diesel soot

Clive Chapman
 

A slightly left field approach...and with the caveat I’m not (yet) an owner!

Is there any reason why you couldn’t fashion a short extension to the exhaust so it exits 5-10cm off the transom? Would that be enough to push 95% of the smuts away from the boat?


Re: Volvo warning

ULRICH DANGELMEYER
 

Hi Paul,

Volvo Action Service recommends on Grenada „Grenada Marine“ as local Volvo dealer. luck happens!

phone: 1473 443 1667
http://grenadamarine.com
info@...
adress: Corinth, St. David´s

good luck!
Cheers
Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ /A54#088
<>

Am 09.03.2020 um 18:19 schrieb Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>:

Thanks Ulrich, I may see if I can find the Volvo dealer here.

Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of ULRICH DANGELMEYER
Sent: 09 March 2020 13:10
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo warning

Hi, Paul,

this error message sounds very familiar… on our D3-110 we had 3 years ago, just when we wanted to leave, exactly such a message with red light warning, engine failure! no further information. You can read in your Volvo manual which error codes are displayed. But then you still don't know which error is present. In any case, you need a Volvo technician with a VODIA tester, who can read the error memory of your ECU and delete it later. In our case an experienced electronic technician first tried his luck, but he could only suspect a sensor error.
We then called the Volvo hotline to get a Volvo technician, which took time because we were on a small Greek island and didn't want to continue with the engine. With the tester he found the fault in two minutes: the boost pressure sensor. It had to be ordered, it was not in stock from Volvo in Greece, so it had to be delivered from Sweden. The whole thing cost us three weeks of our holidays and 1100 Euros. The (BOSCH) sensor costs about 150€, in our bill it were 280 €! The difference were diagnosis and traveling costs. Grrr...
It's a huge mess with the fully electronically controlled engines, just like in a car. In case of malfunctions you can only do the basics without tester and expertise. It's unimaginable when you are on a long passage and the error message comes. But the Volvo man had one small consolation: the engines all have an emergency program in background like in cars, that allows you to continue driving in a reduced gear without the engine breaking down. Of course, the oil and cooling must be right.

Hope this may help you a little bit, I like to recommend you to get directly in Touch with "VOLVO Action service“, a 24/7 „global break down service in 28 languages“.
Try +32 9 255 69 77 or (while you stay in Grenada): +1 336 393 4968.

My best wishes.
Stay calm and carry on..

Best Regards

Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ / A54 #088, Dodecanesos Greece.
<>




--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98



Re: Circumnavigation

Stephen Davis
 

Congratulations on a great accomplishment!

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii


Re: Volvo warning

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks Ulrich, I may see if I can find the Volvo dealer here.

Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of ULRICH DANGELMEYER
Sent: 09 March 2020 13:10
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo warning

Hi, Paul,

this error message sounds very familiar… on our D3-110 we had 3 years ago, just when we wanted to leave, exactly such a message with red light warning, engine failure! no further information. You can read in your Volvo manual which error codes are displayed. But then you still don't know which error is present. In any case, you need a Volvo technician with a VODIA tester, who can read the error memory of your ECU and delete it later. In our case an experienced electronic technician first tried his luck, but he could only suspect a sensor error.
We then called the Volvo hotline to get a Volvo technician, which took time because we were on a small Greek island and didn't want to continue with the engine. With the tester he found the fault in two minutes: the boost pressure sensor. It had to be ordered, it was not in stock from Volvo in Greece, so it had to be delivered from Sweden. The whole thing cost us three weeks of our holidays and 1100 Euros. The (BOSCH) sensor costs about 150€, in our bill it were 280 €! The difference were diagnosis and traveling costs. Grrr...
It's a huge mess with the fully electronically controlled engines, just like in a car. In case of malfunctions you can only do the basics without tester and expertise. It's unimaginable when you are on a long passage and the error message comes. But the Volvo man had one small consolation: the engines all have an emergency program in background like in cars, that allows you to continue driving in a reduced gear without the engine breaking down. Of course, the oil and cooling must be right.

Hope this may help you a little bit, I like to recommend you to get directly in Touch with "VOLVO Action service“, a 24/7 „global break down service in 28 languages“.
Try +32 9 255 69 77 or (while you stay in Grenada): +1 336 393 4968.

My best wishes.
Stay calm and carry on..

Best Regards

Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ / A54 #088, Dodecanesos Greece.
<>




--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Volvo warning

ULRICH DANGELMEYER
 

Hi, Paul,

this error message sounds very familiar…
on our D3-110 we had 3 years ago, just when we wanted to leave, exactly such a message with red light warning, engine failure! no further information. You can read in your Volvo manual which error codes are displayed. But then you still don't know which error is present. In any case, you need a Volvo technician with a VODIA tester, who can read the error memory of your ECU and delete it later. In our case an experienced electronic technician first tried his luck, but he could only suspect a sensor error.
We then called the Volvo hotline to get a Volvo technician, which took time because we were on a small Greek island and didn't want to continue with the engine. With the tester he found the fault in two minutes: the boost pressure sensor. It had to be ordered, it was not in stock from Volvo in Greece, so it had to be delivered from Sweden. The whole thing cost us three weeks of our holidays and 1100 Euros. The (BOSCH) sensor costs about 150€, in our bill it were 280 €! The difference were diagnosis and traveling costs. Grrr...
It's a huge mess with the fully electronically controlled engines, just like in a car. In case of malfunctions you can only do the basics without tester and expertise. It's unimaginable when you are on a long passage and the error message comes. But the Volvo man had one small consolation: the engines all have an emergency program in background like in cars, that allows you to continue driving in a reduced gear without the engine breaking down. Of course, the oil and cooling must be right.

Hope this may help you a little bit, I like to recommend you to get directly in Touch with "VOLVO Action service“, a 24/7 „global break down service in 28 languages“.
Try +32 9 255 69 77 or (while you stay in Grenada): +1 336 393 4968.

My best wishes.
Stay calm and carry on..

Best Regards

Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ / A54 #088, Dodecanesos Greece.
<>


Volvo warning

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi all,

 

I’ve recently started getting the following error message from my Volvo 110:

 

Caution

Check engine

Service required

Torque reduced

 

I changed the oil, oil & fuel filters and impellor, but the error message remains. I can’t see anything about this in the user manual. Any ideas? Am I supposed to tell it I’ve carried out the service? (like you do for some cars) I doubt it though as this is the first time in 8 years I’ve seen this.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Circumnavigation

Peter Forbes
 

Yes - Let’s have an Amel circumnavigation event.

Peter Forbes
Carango
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 9 Mar 2020, at 13:53, amelforme <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

Congratulations on your achievement. Bill Rouse, maybe we should have a HALL OF FAME for Circumnavigators in this group?

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869

On Mar 9, 2020, at 9:21 AM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

That’s true. Or won gold medals in the Olympics. Well done!!!!!
Porter McRoberts
S/V IBIS A54-152

Excuse the errors.
Sent from my IPhone
Www.fouribis.com

On Mar 9, 2020, at 8:27 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
Congratulations! You join a very elite group of people. Less people have
circumnavigated than have climbed Mt Everest.


With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Galapagos
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of amel46met
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:23 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Circumnavigation


Last night March 7, 2020 the sailing vessel Aphrodite, 1983 Maramu number
125, sailed into Banderas bay Puerto Vallarta Mexico with Captain Tom.
Completing a ten year circumnavigation of the world!! Thanks Captain Amel
for a great yacht and the support of this group.
Thomas Deasy










Re: Hatch handle seat (corners) for Goiot tradition series

Justin Paulsen
 

Hi Mike,

Just a note about Rig-Rite in Rhode Island.  They can be very hard to reach, I always had to leave a message, and they call back from a private number.  Also make sure to ask specifically about shipping costs.  I ordered a replacement pawl for a winch and ended up paying a hefty fee for shipping this already very expensive part (a single pawl and spring for a size 10 winch).  They will not volunteer any information either, you need to specifically ask.

Just a friendly warning.

Justin



On Sun, Mar 8, 2020 at 5:05 PM Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:
Hi All,

I'm looking for suggestions regarding the replacement of these failing hatch handle seats. Several of them are cracking in various places. Rig-Rite has them in cast aluminum which is nice, part# Goi HT-HSC. Unfortunately, they are quoted at $80 USD per piece ($640 USD to replace all of them!). There's got to be a less expensive option out there. Is anyone else looking to replace these parts? Has anyone already found a good solution or source?


Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ



--
Justin Paulsen
IT Professional

"The world is open, are you?"


Re: Hatch handle seat (corners) for Goiot tradition series

Charles Bell
 

Hello Mike,

I understand where you are coming from on the Goiot replacement parts. 

I just CNC'd up a full replacement set for the hatches on my boat, pictures attached. I can certainly make more.

If you can send me the part you want to be replicated, or else make a detailed sketch, I am sure we can make you smile :)



Charles,

SV Jupiter
Mango #29



Re: Circumnavigation

amelforme
 

Congratulations on your achievement. Bill Rouse, maybe we should have a HALL OF FAME for Circumnavigators in this group?

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869

On Mar 9, 2020, at 9:21 AM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

That’s true. Or won gold medals in the Olympics. Well done!!!!!
Porter McRoberts
S/V IBIS A54-152

Excuse the errors.
Sent from my IPhone
Www.fouribis.com

On Mar 9, 2020, at 8:27 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Congratulations! You join a very elite group of people. Less people have
circumnavigated than have climbed Mt Everest.


With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Galapagos
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of amel46met
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:23 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Circumnavigation


Last night March 7, 2020 the sailing vessel Aphrodite, 1983 Maramu number
125, sailed into Banderas bay Puerto Vallarta Mexico with Captain Tom.
Completing a ten year circumnavigation of the world!! Thanks Captain Amel
for a great yacht and the support of this group.
Thomas Deasy








Re: Circumnavigation

mr_hermanns
 

Congrats!!!
--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
Marina Del Rey, CA


Re: Circumnavigation

Porter McRoberts
 

That’s true. Or won gold medals in the Olympics. Well done!!!!!
Porter McRoberts
S/V IBIS A54-152

Excuse the errors.
Sent from my IPhone
Www.fouribis.com

On Mar 9, 2020, at 8:27 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Congratulations! You join a very elite group of people. Less people have
circumnavigated than have climbed Mt Everest.


With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Galapagos
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of amel46met
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 7:23 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Circumnavigation


Last night March 7, 2020 the sailing vessel Aphrodite, 1983 Maramu number
125, sailed into Banderas bay Puerto Vallarta Mexico with Captain Tom.
Completing a ten year circumnavigation of the world!! Thanks Captain Amel
for a great yacht and the support of this group.
Thomas Deasy