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Re: Wind generator

Dave_Benjamin
 

Ross,

50lbs is way too heavy in my opinion. You would need a much larger diameter pole to handle the loads when the boat pitches. The one we like weighs 20 lbs and puts out a lot of power even at lower speeds. Here's a link - http://cruiserowaterandpower.com/AirMaax_Wind_Turbine.html

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "rossny@..." <rossny@...> wrote:

Hi all,
In my research wind on wind generation I found this company at the Miami boat show, the design is original and looks like two barber poles mounted on each side of the mast to balance the weight. Called vertical access wind turbines and looks good to me ( but what do I know ). Please look at www dot kronosenergysolutions dot com. Has anyone seen them in use anywhere? They suggest 12' mount height, weigh 50 pounds and are made in Tennessee. Please evaluate and post your options.
thanks, ross
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "p.aebersold" <p.aebersold@> wrote:

Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328


Re: Wind generator

rossny@mail.com
 

Hi all,
In my research wind on wind generation I found this company at the Miami boat show, the design is original and looks like two barber poles mounted on each side of the mast to balance the weight. Called vertical access wind turbines and looks good to me ( but what do I know ). Please look at www dot kronosenergysolutions dot com. Has anyone seen them in use anywhere? They suggest 12' mount height, weigh 50 pounds and are made in Tennessee. Please evaluate and post your options.
thanks, ross

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "p.aebersold" <p.aebersold@...> wrote:

Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328


Re: [Amel] SSB grounding on Santorin

Craig Briggs
 

Hey Attilio,

Actually, it's just SANGARIS who's in Leros - Katherine and I are still in sunny Florida but head back June 4.

Our SSB was (I believe) installed by AMEL when the boat was new and there is a standard sintered bronze Dynaplate external grounding plate (about 6 X 2 in) mounted on the hull exterior in the starboard aft area below the aft locker, where the antenna tuner is mounted. Here's a link to the product: http://www.marinco.com/product/standard-dynaplate

BUT, Santorin Secret #21 is you don't need a grounding plate! Instead you can use an internal counterpoise and not drill trough the hull! The product is KISS-SSB and you can Google it at KISS-SSB.com I haven't used it but would certainly do so for a new installation like yours. The web site says it's only $140(US) plus $30 for international shipping.

One of our radio techie guys on the SSCA board swears by it and you can check out the discussion at forum-ssca.org, if you like (you will have to register to search the site - it's free). The KISS-SSB installation instructions don't call for a ground, but my techie guy says to use the KISS-SSB counterpoise AND a ground - on our AMELS we've got super grounding to the rudder, so I'd just ground your radio to the main ship's ground - no need for a Dynaplate.

Hi to Mauro and hugs to Maria!

Craig and Katherine
SN #68 SANGARIS, decommissioned on the hard in Leros.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Attilio Siviero YAHOO <attilio.siviero@...> wrote:

Hi Craig,

nice to know that you an Kath are in Leros, eventually.

I remember that you have the HF Radio, and I understood that maybe the Santorin does not need any steel/copper plate outside the hull for grounding. Is it true?
We are going to install an SSB (Mauro, as usual) and we would like to know your secret #21 :-), i.e. SSB grounding on Santorin.
Thanks
Cheers

Attilio & Maria Siviero
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"






[Amel] Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Colin,
First, to your Question #3: Yes, you definitely want the lip seal facing in. That is, the open side where you see the spring should face inwards (to retain the oil).

If you've got some roughness on the shaft try this: after removing the propellor and seal, take a small strip of very fine sandpaper or emery cloth (about a 320 grit will do nicely) wrap that around the shaft, gently and carefully hold it on to the shaft and have someone operate the motor for a few seconds. That will give you a good "dressing" of the shaft surface and not decrease it's diameter measurably. Reassemble everything and keep your fingers crossed.

As to Question #2: No, it should not leak, and, at least in my case, no, submerging in water didn't stop the leak, the oil seeps out, the water seeps in and you get a chocolate milk shake inside.

As to Question #1; I had a pesky slow leak a few years back that sounds much like yours. However, it seemed to be coming out around the outer edge of the seal, not next to the propellor shaft. I thoroughly drained the unit (hung it upside down over night), sanded and cleaned around the seal and painted some epoxy resin over the area. Filled it back up and it leaked again! So I repeated the procedure, this time thoroughly abrading the area before applying the resin and put on two coats. That did the trick and I've been leak free for a few years now. I never did identify precisely where it was leaking.

By the way, you can similarly "dress" the surface of your old "wearing-out bearing" on the main "C" drive lower unit and reuse it. You'll need a machine shop to turn it on a lathe and just take off a few thousandths to smooth out the grooves from the lip seals. Much cheaper than a new one from AMEL.

As to the quantity of oil, I just fill it up until I see it coming out the holes at the top of the support tube. Never a problem.

Cheers,
Craig Briggs, SN#68 SANGARIS in Leros (the boat, that is, we're still in Florida with a June return date scheduled.)

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Dear friends

Many thanks for all the advice. Yes, Island Pearl II is on the hard stand
having her anti-foul painting done so we used this opportunity to service
the bowthruster. We dropped the thruster unit out after the recent advice
as we discovered that this is a relatively easy process to do on the hard.

Unfortunately after changing the oil seal behind the bowthruster propeller
we found oil oozing out of the centre edge of new Amel supplied rubber seal
where it spins around the little plastic bearing shaft. We changed the
bearing rubber seal twice today, (a new one each time) and re-filled the
oil each time but unfortunately the leak remained. On the first attempt we
put the rubber seal in with the opening side with small stainless steel
spring facing outwards. Since this did not work we cleaned it all down
again and put the rubber seal in the other way around with the spring and
opening side facing inwards. Unfortunately the SAE90 gear oil continued to
ooze out the area in the centre where the rubber seals turn around the
plastic propeller shaft.

I now suspect that the problem could be that the little plastic shaft which
turns the prop could have a small amount of pitting in it, or scratches,
which results in small amounts of oil coming out as the shaft turns?

My 3 questions therefore are:
1) Has anyone else had such a problem, ie. oil leaks from the bottom
bearing after renewing the rubber seal? If so, how did you fix it?
2) Is it normal for a small amount of oil to ooze out of this bottom
bearing? - and if so does it stop leaking when underwater due to a
balancing force on it from the water?
3) Should the rubber seal go on with opening and spring facing inwards or
outwards.

Many thanks

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM2k #332
________________________________________________________________________________________________



On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 4:03 AM, Ian & Judy Jenkins <
ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

**



Hi Craig, That's an interesting solution which I hadn't thought about. The
reason why it is of interest to me now is that I changed the oil in my B/T
about a month ago and put in the 0.3 litre ( 9 oz or 0.32 US quarts )
recommended by Gary Silver in his note of 5th Jan 2007, but I subsequently
found an original Amel document suggesting 3/4 of a litre.
Gary, if you happen to read this one, do you know the answer to the
discrepancy ( and is it critical ?).
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: sangaris@...
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 17:19:20 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Colin,
It sounds as though you are "on-the-hard" (unless you changed the prop
and oil seal underwater), hence I'd recommend you simply drop the unit,
turn it over to drain the old oil, refill and reinstall. Since you've just
done that a few months ago, I should think you wouldn't have to "fight" any
corrosion that would make removal difficult. Plus, since you've had an oil
leak it's likely the old oil is contaminated with water and should be
drained.

If, however, you're set on refilling with it in place, I suppose you
could try to do so by removing just one of the bolts holding the support
tube and insert a small tube through the bolt hole and introduce the oil
that way. I've got an outboard motor lower unit gear oil hand pump with a
long tube that could work, although I've not tried it myself. Inexpensive
at any Chandlery. You'd probably want to remove a second bolt so you can
see when the oil comes up to the top.

And, yes, the oil simply goes in adjacent to the drive shaft and fills
up the supporting tube.

Let us know if this works and if it's easier than just dropping the unit.

Craig Briggs, SN#68 "SANGARIS" in Leros, GR

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "islandpearl2_sm2k332"
<colin.d.streeter@> wrote:
.... My question is how (& where)to re-fill the bowthruster gear oil
quickly without removing entire unit? I have looked at the information on
the site but it does not tell one where to pour the new gear oil in. My
assumption then is to simply pour 0.3 litres of the correct oil into the
top of the shaft. Is this correct? Also can I do this somehow without
removing the top motor and dropping the shaft?


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Re: [Amel] Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

bootlegger@...
 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Streeter <colin.d.streeter@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2012 18:18:00
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Dear friends

Many thanks for all the advice. Yes, Island Pearl II is on the hard stand
having her anti-foul painting done so we used this opportunity to service
the bowthruster. We dropped the thruster unit out after the recent advice
as we discovered that this is a relatively easy process to do on the hard.

Unfortunately after changing the oil seal behind the bowthruster propeller
we found oil oozing out of the centre edge of new Amel supplied rubber seal
where it spins around the little plastic bearing shaft. We changed the
bearing rubber seal twice today, (a new one each time) and re-filled the
oil each time but unfortunately the leak remained. On the first attempt we
put the rubber seal in with the opening side with small stainless steel
spring facing outwards. Since this did not work we cleaned it all down
again and put the rubber seal in the other way around with the spring and
opening side facing inwards. Unfortunately the SAE90 gear oil continued to
ooze out the area in the centre where the rubber seals turn around the
plastic propeller shaft.

I now suspect that the problem could be that the little plastic shaft which
turns the prop could have a small amount of pitting in it, or scratches,
which results in small amounts of oil coming out as the shaft turns?

My 3 questions therefore are:
1) Has anyone else had such a problem, ie. oil leaks from the bottom
bearing after renewing the rubber seal? If so, how did you fix it?
2) Is it normal for a small amount of oil to ooze out of this bottom
bearing? - and if so does it stop leaking when underwater due to a
balancing force on it from the water?
3) Should the rubber seal go on with opening and spring facing inwards or
outwards.

Many thanks

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM2k #332
________________________________________________________________________________________________



On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 4:03 AM, Ian & Judy Jenkins <
ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com> wrote:

**



Hi Craig, That's an interesting solution which I hadn't thought about. The
reason why it is of interest to me now is that I changed the oil in my B/T
about a month ago and put in the 0.3 litre ( 9 oz or 0.32 US quarts )
recommended by Gary Silver in his note of 5th Jan 2007, but I subsequently
found an original Amel document suggesting 3/4 of a litre.
Gary, if you happen to read this one, do you know the answer to the
discrepancy ( and is it critical ?).
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: sangaris@aol.com
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 17:19:20 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Colin,
It sounds as though you are "on-the-hard" (unless you changed the prop
and oil seal underwater), hence I'd recommend you simply drop the unit,
turn it over to drain the old oil, refill and reinstall. Since you've just
done that a few months ago, I should think you wouldn't have to "fight" any
corrosion that would make removal difficult. Plus, since you've had an oil
leak it's likely the old oil is contaminated with water and should be
drained.

If, however, you're set on refilling with it in place, I suppose you
could try to do so by removing just one of the bolts holding the support
tube and insert a small tube through the bolt hole and introduce the oil
that way. I've got an outboard motor lower unit gear oil hand pump with a
long tube that could work, although I've not tried it myself. Inexpensive
at any Chandlery. You'd probably want to remove a second bolt so you can
see when the oil comes up to the top.

And, yes, the oil simply goes in adjacent to the drive shaft and fills
up the supporting tube.

Let us know if this works and if it's easier than just dropping the unit.

Craig Briggs, SN#68 "SANGARIS" in Leros, GR

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "islandpearl2_sm2k332"
<colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:
.... My question is how (& where)to re-fill the bowthruster gear oil
quickly without removing entire unit? I have looked at the information on
the site but it does not tell one where to pour the new gear oil in. My
assumption then is to simply pour 0.3 litres of the correct oil into the
top of the shaft. Is this correct? Also can I do this somehow without
removing the top motor and dropping the shaft?


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Re: [Amel] Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Dear friends

Many thanks for all the advice. Yes, Island Pearl II is on the hard stand
having her anti-foul painting done so we used this opportunity to service
the bowthruster. We dropped the thruster unit out after the recent advice
as we discovered that this is a relatively easy process to do on the hard.

Unfortunately after changing the oil seal behind the bowthruster propeller
we found oil oozing out of the centre edge of new Amel supplied rubber seal
where it spins around the little plastic bearing shaft. We changed the
bearing rubber seal twice today, (a new one each time) and re-filled the
oil each time but unfortunately the leak remained. On the first attempt we
put the rubber seal in with the opening side with small stainless steel
spring facing outwards. Since this did not work we cleaned it all down
again and put the rubber seal in the other way around with the spring and
opening side facing inwards. Unfortunately the SAE90 gear oil continued to
ooze out the area in the centre where the rubber seals turn around the
plastic propeller shaft.

I now suspect that the problem could be that the little plastic shaft which
turns the prop could have a small amount of pitting in it, or scratches,
which results in small amounts of oil coming out as the shaft turns?

My 3 questions therefore are:
1) Has anyone else had such a problem, ie. oil leaks from the bottom
bearing after renewing the rubber seal? If so, how did you fix it?
2) Is it normal for a small amount of oil to ooze out of this bottom
bearing? - and if so does it stop leaking when underwater due to a
balancing force on it from the water?
3) Should the rubber seal go on with opening and spring facing inwards or
outwards.

Many thanks

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM2k #332
________________________________________________________________________________________________



On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 4:03 AM, Ian & Judy Jenkins <
ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com> wrote:

**



Hi Craig, That's an interesting solution which I hadn't thought about. The
reason why it is of interest to me now is that I changed the oil in my B/T
about a month ago and put in the 0.3 litre ( 9 oz or 0.32 US quarts )
recommended by Gary Silver in his note of 5th Jan 2007, but I subsequently
found an original Amel document suggesting 3/4 of a litre.
Gary, if you happen to read this one, do you know the answer to the
discrepancy ( and is it critical ?).
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: sangaris@aol.com
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 17:19:20 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Colin,
It sounds as though you are "on-the-hard" (unless you changed the prop
and oil seal underwater), hence I'd recommend you simply drop the unit,
turn it over to drain the old oil, refill and reinstall. Since you've just
done that a few months ago, I should think you wouldn't have to "fight" any
corrosion that would make removal difficult. Plus, since you've had an oil
leak it's likely the old oil is contaminated with water and should be
drained.

If, however, you're set on refilling with it in place, I suppose you
could try to do so by removing just one of the bolts holding the support
tube and insert a small tube through the bolt hole and introduce the oil
that way. I've got an outboard motor lower unit gear oil hand pump with a
long tube that could work, although I've not tried it myself. Inexpensive
at any Chandlery. You'd probably want to remove a second bolt so you can
see when the oil comes up to the top.

And, yes, the oil simply goes in adjacent to the drive shaft and fills
up the supporting tube.

Let us know if this works and if it's easier than just dropping the unit.

Craig Briggs, SN#68 "SANGARIS" in Leros, GR

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "islandpearl2_sm2k332"
<colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:
.... My question is how (& where)to re-fill the bowthruster gear oil
quickly without removing entire unit? I have looked at the information on
the site but it does not tell one where to pour the new gear oil in. My
assumption then is to simply pour 0.3 litres of the correct oil into the
top of the shaft. Is this correct? Also can I do this somehow without
removing the top motor and dropping the shaft?


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Re: [Amel] SSB grounding on Santorin

Attilio Siviero YAHOO <attilio.siviero@...>
 

Hi Craig,

nice to know that you an Kath are in Leros, eventually.

I remember that you have the HF Radio, and I understood that maybe the Santorin does not need any steel/copper plate outside the hull for grounding. Is it true?
We are going to install an SSB (Mauro, as usual) and we would like to know your secret #21 :-), i.e. SSB grounding on Santorin.
Thanks
Cheers

Attilio & Maria Siviero
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"


Re: [Amel] Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Craig, That's an interesting solution which I hadn't thought about. The reason why it is of interest to me now is that I changed the oil in my B/T about a month ago and put in the 0.3 litre ( 9 oz or 0.32 US quarts ) recommended by Gary Silver in his note of 5th Jan 2007, but I subsequently found an original Amel document suggesting 3/4 of a litre.
Gary, if you happen to read this one, do you know the answer to the discrepancy ( and is it critical ?).
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: sangaris@aol.com
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 17:19:20 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Colin,
It sounds as though you are "on-the-hard" (unless you changed the prop and oil seal underwater), hence I'd recommend you simply drop the unit, turn it over to drain the old oil, refill and reinstall. Since you've just done that a few months ago, I should think you wouldn't have to "fight" any corrosion that would make removal difficult. Plus, since you've had an oil leak it's likely the old oil is contaminated with water and should be drained.

If, however, you're set on refilling with it in place, I suppose you could try to do so by removing just one of the bolts holding the support tube and insert a small tube through the bolt hole and introduce the oil that way. I've got an outboard motor lower unit gear oil hand pump with a long tube that could work, although I've not tried it myself. Inexpensive at any Chandlery. You'd probably want to remove a second bolt so you can see when the oil comes up to the top.

And, yes, the oil simply goes in adjacent to the drive shaft and fills up the supporting tube.

Let us know if this works and if it's easier than just dropping the unit.

Craig Briggs, SN#68 "SANGARIS" in Leros, GR

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "islandpearl2_sm2k332" <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:
.... My question is how (& where)to re-fill the bowthruster gear oil quickly without removing entire unit? I have looked at the information on the site but it does not tell one where to pour the new gear oil in. My assumption then is to simply pour 0.3 litres of the correct oil into the top of the shaft. Is this correct? Also can I do this somehow without removing the top motor and dropping the shaft?


------------------------------------

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Re: Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Craig Briggs
 

Colin,
It sounds as though you are "on-the-hard" (unless you changed the prop and oil seal underwater), hence I'd recommend you simply drop the unit, turn it over to drain the old oil, refill and reinstall. Since you've just done that a few months ago, I should think you wouldn't have to "fight" any corrosion that would make removal difficult. Plus, since you've had an oil leak it's likely the old oil is contaminated with water and should be drained.

If, however, you're set on refilling with it in place, I suppose you could try to do so by removing just one of the bolts holding the support tube and insert a small tube through the bolt hole and introduce the oil that way. I've got an outboard motor lower unit gear oil hand pump with a long tube that could work, although I've not tried it myself. Inexpensive at any Chandlery. You'd probably want to remove a second bolt so you can see when the oil comes up to the top.

And, yes, the oil simply goes in adjacent to the drive shaft and fills up the supporting tube.

Let us know if this works and if it's easier than just dropping the unit.

Craig Briggs, SN#68 "SANGARIS" in Leros, GR

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "islandpearl2_sm2k332" <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:
.... My question is how (& where)to re-fill the bowthruster gear oil quickly without removing entire unit? I have looked at the information on the site but it does not tell one where to pour the new gear oil in. My assumption then is to simply pour 0.3 litres of the correct oil into the top of the shaft. Is this correct? Also can I do this somehow without removing the top motor and dropping the shaft?


Re: [Amel] Wind generator

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi there, We installed a wind generator on top of the mizzen of SM299 and am very happy with it. Ours is a German made Super Wind, expensive but robust, and very quiet. We just never hear it. As to antennas, ours are all on the main mast and I don't think they would successfully cohabit with a wind generator on the mizzen.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonuji
New Zealand

From: "jlucmertz@gmail.com" <jluc.mertz@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, 4 May 2012 12:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator


 
Be careful a wind generator on the mizzen is particularly ugly !!
JLUC
CottonBay
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02/05/2012 20:18, p.aebersold a écrit :

Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the
fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator
on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to
avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I
rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328


Re: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Peter, The unit is just a push fit, a tube about 5 inches long, possibly with an O ring ( don't remember).It just prised out with a screwdriver--or maybe screw an eye into the cork part and pull. Ian

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: peterkillen@gmail.com
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 10:13:12 +0100
Subject: Re: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Hi Bill and Judy. Many thanks for the reply. The main problem is trying to remove the unit situated behind the cork without damaging the area. How did you do this?
Peter

Sent from my iPhone

On 3 May 2012, at 09:19, Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com> wrote:


Hi Peter, when we fitted new sensors we attached wires to the inboard end of the wires to the old sensors before removing them. These in turn became the messenger lines for the wires on the new sensors. I suppose tyhe alternative would be to push a stiff piece of wire inwards and use that to reeve a messanger.
I was in Hyeres last week and heard that although Amel still fit the sonic speed to all their new boats B & G basically dont sell them to anyone else. How long spares will be available is anyones guess but other transducers also work with the same box . Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: peterkillen@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 20:49:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Hi All, We are trying to replace the sensors for the log, in the keel. Does anyone know how to run the new senders to the instruments? Any help would be much appreciated.
Peter Killen
SM Pure Magic 433



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Re: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Peter Killen
 

Hi Bill and Judy. Got it sorted! Many thanks for the advice. Launch tomorrow so will soon see if it works
Peter
On 3 May 2012, at 11:19, Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com> wrote:


Hi Peter, when we fitted new sensors we attached wires to the inboard end of the wires to the old sensors before removing them. These in turn became the messenger lines for the wires on the new sensors. I suppose tyhe alternative would be to push a stiff piece of wire inwards and use that to reeve a messanger.
I was in Hyeres last week and heard that although Amel still fit the sonic speed to all their new boats B & G basically dont sell them to anyone else. How long spares will be available is anyones guess but other transducers also work with the same box . Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: peterkillen@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 20:49:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Hi All, We are trying to replace the sensors for the log, in the keel. Does anyone know how to run the new senders to the instruments? Any help would be much appreciated.
Peter Killen
SM Pure Magic 433



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Re: [Amel] Spare parts for sale

ldesalvo@...
 

Vito:
I am definitely interested in the outhaul motor and gear box for the
main sail.
Also I am interested in the starter for the Volvo motor. I have the
TMD22B motor but hopefully the starter is an exact fit. Let me know
the part number when you can.
I have a 6.5 KW Onan generator and if the parts you have will fit I
would be interested in them as well.
How much are you asking for the above items?
Thanks for your quick response.

Jim DeSalvo
206 650-3901
SM207

---- Original Message ----
From: asm283@yahoo.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Spare parts for sale
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 15:43:05 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Jim
 
I am located in NY. My hull # was 283 she is an SM2000 year 2000
 
Briefly this is what I have
 
Outhaul motor and gear box for the main sail Brand new from Amel
never used.
 
gaeteff 160 genoa that came with the boat used 2 seasons
 
Starter motor for the TMD22p volvo motor
 
Heat exchange for the onan 7kw genset
 
prop for bow thruster
 
3 Wooden steps that replace the blue steps original from amel. I also
have wooden covers that replace the blue covers under the table and I
have the wood insert that goes under the chart table. My boat was the
only SM2000 that had wooden floors from the factory. Long story but i
did not replace all the pannels.
 
I also have various relays and sensors for the genset, and a few
other misc. I will try and get part #s.
 
Let me know what you are intrested in.
 
Vito

From: "ldesalvo@bigplanet.com" <ldesalvo@bigplanet.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 5:31 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Spare parts for sale


 
Hello Vito,

I know you enjoyed your boat and now you are on to a different life.

Thank you for your email. I am in need of most of the items you have
listed. I am based on the west coat of the US but am currentely in
Mexico, Mazatlan.
Where are you located?
Please get back to me as soon as you can.

Can you list the parts and part numbers.

Jim DeSalvo,
SV/LIEBLING
SM#207

---- Original Message ----
From: asm283@yahoo.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Spare parts for sale
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 20:51:20 -0000

Hello Everyone

After 11 years and many thousands of miles we have sold our SM 2000.
After returning to the states I have many spares in storage for sale
including brand new outhaul motor and gear box, almost new gaiteff
headsail, Wooden steps,starter motor and much more. Please contact
me
if you have any intrest.

ASM283@yahoo.com

Thank you

Vito Ciaravino



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Re: [Amel] Wind generator

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

We have ours about 6 feet below the mizzen spreader. Easy to service and it looks like it belongs there as its a good compliment to the radar dome. A little problem with the mizzen ballloner, but very minor. If If I would stick a big pole on the back of my boat to hold a wind generator, my wife would kill me. She won't even let me put on davits.!! Not on her pretty boat !!. John, "Moon Dog" SM 248




To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: jluc.mertz@gmail.com
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 14:57:19 +0200
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator





Be careful a wind generator on the mizzen is particularly ugly !!
JLUC
CottonBay
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02/05/2012 20:18, p.aebersold a crit :

Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the
fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator
on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to
avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I
rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328

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Re: [Amel] Wind generator

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We have had a mizzen wind gen for the last 7 years.  Not an issue with noise or looks.  The bigger issue is your antennas.  You might think about putting those on a bar between the two aft stays. Having them in the same area as the gen is most likely to cause reception issues.
Good luck.
Richard SM 209 in Annapolis for sale.



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From: "jlucmertz@gmail.com" <jluc.mertz@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2012 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator


 
Be careful a wind generator on the mizzen is particularly ugly !!
JLUC
CottonBay
----------------------------------------------------------
02/05/2012 20:18, p.aebersold a écrit :

Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the
fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator
on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to
avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I
rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328

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Re: [Amel] Wind generator

jlucmertz@gmail.com <jluc.mertz@...>
 

Be careful a wind generator on the mizzen is particularly ugly !!
JLUC
CottonBay
------------------------------------------------------------------------
02/05/2012 20:18, p.aebersold a écrit :


Hello, I intend to install a Wind Generator on top of the mizzen.
Now, there are two antennas, the longer ist most probably for the
fastnet radio (navtex)and measures 150cm. If I install the generator
on the mizzen, the pole of the generator has to be about 200cm to
avoid the generator touching the antenna. Is this possible or should I
rather consider the mounting in the stern by a separate pole?

Thank you for all type of comment
Paul
SM Luna Blu
#328


Re: [Amel] Spare parts for sale

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

At wat price you sell :

1. Outhaul motor and gear box for the main sail Brand new from Amel
never used.
2. Heat exchange for the onan 7kw genset
3. Prop for bow thruster

JLuc
CottonBay
France


Bowthruster oil - how to oil top up? - quick question

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Dear friends

I noticed a small leak of gear oil from bowthruster prop today so removed prop and changed the rubber oil seal. Since all other seals were replaced 5 months ago before our recent trip, I decided not to replace those yet, hence did not need to drop the entire unit out.

My question is how (& where)to re-fill the bowthruster gear oil quickly without removing entire unit? I have looked at the information on the site but it does not tell one where to pour the new gear oil in. My assumption then is to simply pour 0.3 litres of the correct oil into the top of the shaft. Is this correct? Also can I do this somehow without removing the top motor and dropping the shaft?

Kind regards,

Colin Streeter

colin.d.streeter@gmail.com

Island Pearl II - SM2k # 332

http://skipr.net/where-is/boat-pages/?boatid=799


Re: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Peter Killen
 

Hi Bill and Judy. Many thanks for the reply. The main problem is trying to remove the unit situated behind the cork without damaging the area. How did you do this?
Peter

On 3 May 2012, at 09:19, Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com> wrote:


Hi Peter, when we fitted new sensors we attached wires to the inboard end of the wires to the old sensors before removing them. These in turn became the messenger lines for the wires on the new sensors. I suppose tyhe alternative would be to push a stiff piece of wire inwards and use that to reeve a messanger.
I was in Hyeres last week and heard that although Amel still fit the sonic speed to all their new boats B & G basically dont sell them to anyone else. How long spares will be available is anyones guess but other transducers also work with the same box . Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: peterkillen@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 20:49:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Hi All, We are trying to replace the sensors for the log, in the keel. Does anyone know how to run the new senders to the instruments? Any help would be much appreciated.
Peter Killen
SM Pure Magic 433



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Re: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Peter, when we fitted new sensors we attached wires to the inboard end of the wires to the old sensors before removing them. These in turn became the messenger lines for the wires on the new sensors. I suppose tyhe alternative would be to push a stiff piece of wire inwards and use that to reeve a messanger.
I was in Hyeres last week and heard that although Amel still fit the sonic speed to all their new boats B & G basically dont sell them to anyone else. How long spares will be available is anyones guess but other transducers also work with the same box . Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, St Raphael

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: peterkillen@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 20:49:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] B&G Speedometer

Hi All, We are trying to replace the sensors for the log, in the keel. Does anyone know how to run the new senders to the instruments? Any help would be much appreciated.
Peter Killen
SM Pure Magic 433



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