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Re: [Amel] SM for sale

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

I am interested in your boat. Please provide details.

Unwineding # 123 Sharki

Roy Duddy



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of peter hall
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2002 5:01 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] SM for sale






helo
ivar,
Are you able to email me more details of your SM for Sale?

Regards
Peter Hall
phall@irishmed.ie <mailto:phall%40irishmed.ie>

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To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, October 19, 2009 12:53 PM
Subject: [Amel] SM for sale

I am selling my 1991 Amel SM , very good condition and much upgraded (
new engine, generator, sails etc.) Based in Corfu Greece.
Cud taked good Amel Sharki as part exchange.
Ivar


Re: Mast Worklite

karkauai
 

Thanks, John,
Hope the Shipmate and GPS parts are what you needed. I'll get the antenna to the GPS to you in a week or two.
Kent

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Kent, The 25 watt is OK for the mizzen, but you should use the hard to find aircraft GE bulb no.4593 for the main mast. Its 28 volts and 50 watts.
Any GE dealer should be able to order it for you. I got some from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. in Georgia phone 877-4777823 John "Moon Dog" SM 248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: karkauai@...
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 02:02:56 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Mast Worklite




Hi, again, all.
Simple ? this time. I'm changing the bulb in the mast worklite (that shines on the forward deck) but the old one had no identifying marks. I found a replacement that was already on board in a box that had been opened and had only a handwritten "24v 25w". That doesn't seem very bright for a worklight that far above the deck. I know it's 24v, but can anyone tell me what wattage it is? Is the cockpit flood mounted on the mizzen mast the same?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"









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SM for sale

ivarmylde <mylde@...>
 

I am selling my 1991 Amel SM , very good condition and much upgraded ( new engine, generator, sails etc.) Based in Corfu Greece.
Cud taked good Amel Sharki as part exchange.
Ivar


Re: [Amel] Mast Worklite

Malcolm Phillips <MPhillips@...>
 

Hi Kent and Annsofie,



I am in the process of replacing my forward decklight in total as the fitting was broken in a storm in the Aegean this summer. I would appreciate details of the LED replacement Annsofie.



For your information Kent, the original sealed beam lamp was manufactured by GE as an aircraft light 28 V and 50 Watts Pt No GE 4015 and stamped MADE IN USA, A 36.. on the back of the glass. The cost from my local supplier was £46 delivered to UK and seemed expensive.



Regards,



Malcolm. Bon Jovi, SM # 464



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ann-Sofie Svanberg
Sent: 19 October 2009 08:56
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Mast Worklite






Why don't you mount LED instead? It will save you a lot of power.

We have changed all our navigational (Hella) and deck lights (lupolight) into LED and are very satisfied. The LED deck-light gives a much better light than the ordinary.

The power consumtion of the LED is about 20% of the consumtion of the ordinary light bulbs.

/Annsofie

S/Y Lady Annila SM #232


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
From: karkauai@yahoo.com <mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 02:02:56 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Mast Worklite

Hi, again, all.
Simple ? this time. I'm changing the bulb in the mast worklite (that shines on the forward deck) but the old one had no identifying marks. I found a replacement that was already on board in a box that had been opened and had only a handwritten "24v 25w". That doesn't seem very bright for a worklight that far above the deck. I know it's 24v, but can anyone tell me what wattage it is? Is the cockpit flood mounted on the mizzen mast the same?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"


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Re: [Amel] Mast Worklite

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Why don't you mount LED instead? It will save you a lot of power.

We have changed all our navigational (Hella) and deck lights (lupolight) into LED and are very satisfied. The LED deck-light gives a much better light than the ordinary.

The power consumtion of the LED is about 20% of the consumtion of the ordinary light bulbs.



/Annsofie

S/Y Lady Annila SM #232



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: karkauai@yahoo.com
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 02:02:56 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Mast Worklite





Hi, again, all.
Simple ? this time. I'm changing the bulb in the mast worklite (that shines on the forward deck) but the old one had no identifying marks. I found a replacement that was already on board in a box that had been opened and had only a handwritten "24v 25w". That doesn't seem very bright for a worklight that far above the deck. I know it's 24v, but can anyone tell me what wattage it is? Is the cockpit flood mounted on the mizzen mast the same?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"









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Re: [Amel] Mast Worklite

Stephen Hancock
 

In landing gear the bulbs are turned side ways so the shock is not as stressful on the filaments. ???




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From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com>
To: Amel YAHOO GROUP <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sun, October 18, 2009 3:30:31 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Mast Worklite


Thanks Yves, I'll try them. I too had problems with burning out the bulbs. I thought they would be better because they were 28 volts and expensive. I blamed the big seas I was slamming in for a while for the bulb failures, but maybe that's not the case. John



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bluemarinemartin@gmail.com
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 18:55:13 +0200
Subject: Re: RE: [Amel] Mast Worklite





Bonjour john martin,

I, and a few other AMEL, had a lot of burst with this very expensive bulb. I do not know why since they are used in aircraft industry on landing wheels (hard job)...but

Another solution: use a car/truck headlight projector with a standard 24 V.bulb (H3)...at least it is less expensive! I bought a couple in Singapore. It fits very well in the same frame.

Yves MARTIN

BM2,
bluemarinemartin@gmail.com
2009-10-18
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De : john martin
À : Amel YAHOO GROUP
Date : 2009-10-18, 17:56:03
Sujet : RE: [Amel] Mast Worklite

Kent, The 25 watt is OK for the mizzen, but you should use the hard to find aircraft GE bulb no.4593 for the main mast. Its 28 volts and 50 watts.
Any GE dealer should be able to order it for you. I got some from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. in Georgia phone 877-4777823 John "Moon Dog" SM 248

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: karkauai@yahoo.com
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 02:02:56 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Mast Worklite

Hi, again, all.
Simple ? this time. I'm changing the bulb in the mast worklite (that shines on the forward deck) but the old one had no identifying marks. I found a replacement that was already on board in a box that had been opened and had only a handwritten "24v 25w". That doesn't seem very bright for a worklight that far above the deck. I know it's 24v, but can anyone tell me what wattage it is? Is the cockpit flood mounted on the mizzen mast the same?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"

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Re: [Amel] DSC as an add-on

Lars H. Knudsen <museum@...>
 

Dear Attilio & Maria



I own a similar Santorin and did throw out my working 8100 to instead
install an iCom DSC VHF with an extra Command Mike mounted at the steering
position. This not only works perfectly, but is also interfaced to my GPS
for automatic position indication and can also report DSC calls on my
chartplotter from Garmin.



Added to this is new features like automatic foghorn capabilities, intercom
(well, not that important, but anyway…) and PA-capacilities through a
speaker on the main mast. So now I can shout really loud to my fellow
sailors if they don’t behave… J



You will enjoy the much more modern user interface on a new VHF DSC radio,
you can buy one with built-in AIS receiver and all-in-all it will probably
cost the same or less than adding an external DSC unit to your existing
Shipmate radio.



Regards,

Lars

Salvagny,

Santorin #79



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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] På vegne af Attilio Siviero
Sendt: 18. oktober 2009 22:15
Til: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Cc: Maria Buttignol
Emne: [Amel] DSC as an add-on





Hi everybody.
I have a Santorin with an old Shipmate RS8100 dual station VHF radio,
working perfectly, but without DSC feature.
I saw in a book that and external DSC device can be connected to an existing
VHF: somebody knows about this possibility, to improve my VHF without
throwing away a device that works perfectly?
thanks a lot
Attilio&Maria Santorin#84 "Sisila"

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DSC as an add-on

Attilio Siviero <attilio.siviero@...>
 

Hi everybody.
I have a Santorin with an old Shipmate RS8100 dual station VHF radio, working perfectly, but without DSC feature.
I saw in a book that and external DSC device can be connected to an existing VHF: somebody knows about this possibility, to improve my VHF without throwing away a device that works perfectly?
thanks a lot
Attilio&Maria Santorin#84 "Sisila"


Re: [Amel] Mast Worklite

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Thanks Yves, I'll try them. I too had problems with burning out the bulbs. I thought they would be better because they were 28 volts and expensive. I blamed the big seas I was slamming in for a while for the bulb failures, but maybe that's not the case. John



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bluemarinemartin@gmail.com
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 18:55:13 +0200
Subject: Re: RE: [Amel] Mast Worklite





Bonjour john martin,

I, and a few other AMEL, had a lot of burst with this very expensive bulb. I do not know why since they are used in aircraft industry on landing wheels (hard job)...but

Another solution: use a car/truck headlight projector with a standard 24 V.bulb (H3)...at least it is less expensive! I bought a couple in Singapore. It fits very well in the same frame.

Yves MARTIN

BM2,
bluemarinemartin@gmail.com
2009-10-18
----- Message reu -----
De : john martin
: Amel YAHOO GROUP
Date : 2009-10-18, 17:56:03
Sujet : RE: [Amel] Mast Worklite

Kent, The 25 watt is OK for the mizzen, but you should use the hard to find aircraft GE bulb no.4593 for the main mast. Its 28 volts and 50 watts.
Any GE dealer should be able to order it for you. I got some from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. in Georgia phone 877-4777823 John "Moon Dog" SM 248

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: karkauai@yahoo.com
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 02:02:56 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Mast Worklite

Hi, again, all.
Simple ? this time. I'm changing the bulb in the mast worklite (that shines on the forward deck) but the old one had no identifying marks. I found a replacement that was already on board in a box that had been opened and had only a handwritten "24v 25w". That doesn't seem very bright for a worklight that far above the deck. I know it's 24v, but can anyone tell me what wattage it is? Is the cockpit flood mounted on the mizzen mast the same?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"

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Re: [Amel] Mast Worklite

BM2 <bluemarinemartin@...>
 

Bonjour john martin,

I, and a few other AMEL, had a lot of burst with this very expensive bulb. I do not know why since they are used in aircraft industry on landing wheels (hard job)...but

Another solution: use a car/truck headlight projector with a standard 24 V.bulb (H3)...at least it is less expensive! I bought a couple in Singapore. It fits very well in the same frame.

Yves MARTIN

BM2,
bluemarinemartin@gmail.com
2009-10-18
----- Message reçu -----
De : john martin
À : Amel YAHOO GROUP
Date : 2009-10-18, 17:56:03
Sujet : RE: [Amel] Mast Worklite


Kent, The 25 watt is OK for the mizzen, but you should use the hard to find aircraft GE bulb no.4593 for the main mast. Its 28 volts and 50 watts.
Any GE dealer should be able to order it for you. I got some from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. in Georgia phone 877-4777823 John "Moon Dog" SM 248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: karkauai@yahoo.com
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 02:02:56 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Mast Worklite




Hi, again, all.
Simple ? this time. I'm changing the bulb in the mast worklite (that shines on the forward deck) but the old one had no identifying marks. I found a replacement that was already on board in a box that had been opened and had only a handwritten "24v 25w". That doesn't seem very bright for a worklight that far above the deck. I know it's 24v, but can anyone tell me what wattage it is? Is the cockpit flood mounted on the mizzen mast the same?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"









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Re: [Amel] Mast Worklite

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Kent, we have an aircraft landing light on both the main and the mizzen. GE sealed beam 4593 28V 50 W. We got replacements off the shelf at Hamilton Marine in Rockland Maine. They fit neatly into the mast housing.
Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM 299 Ocean Pearl

--- On Sun, 18/10/09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Amel] Mast Worklite
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Sunday, 18 October, 2009, 3:02 PM


 



Hi, again, all.
Simple ? this time. I'm changing the bulb in the mast worklite (that shines on the forward deck) but the old one had no identifying marks. I found a replacement that was already on board in a box that had been opened and had only a handwritten "24v 25w". That doesn't seem very bright for a worklight that far above the deck. I know it's 24v, but can anyone tell me what wattage it is? Is the cockpit flood mounted on the mizzen mast the same?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"


Re: [Amel] Mast Worklite

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Kent, The 25 watt is OK for the mizzen, but you should use the hard to find aircraft GE bulb no.4593 for the main mast. Its 28 volts and 50 watts.
Any GE dealer should be able to order it for you. I got some from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. in Georgia phone 877-4777823 John "Moon Dog" SM 248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: karkauai@yahoo.com
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 02:02:56 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Mast Worklite




Hi, again, all.
Simple ? this time. I'm changing the bulb in the mast worklite (that shines on the forward deck) but the old one had no identifying marks. I found a replacement that was already on board in a box that had been opened and had only a handwritten "24v 25w". That doesn't seem very bright for a worklight that far above the deck. I know it's 24v, but can anyone tell me what wattage it is? Is the cockpit flood mounted on the mizzen mast the same?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"









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Mast Worklite

karkauai
 

Hi, again, all.
Simple ? this time. I'm changing the bulb in the mast worklite (that shines on the forward deck) but the old one had no identifying marks. I found a replacement that was already on board in a box that had been opened and had only a handwritten "24v 25w". That doesn't seem very bright for a worklight that far above the deck. I know it's 24v, but can anyone tell me what wattage it is? Is the cockpit flood mounted on the mizzen mast the same?
Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"


Re: [Amel] Re: goiot parts

Fisher, Thomas W.
 

Hi John,

I'll take them off your hands. I'm currently in the process of
refurbishing Sharki #142.

You can email me directly fishert@kgh.kari.net

Thanks very much!

Tom Fisher

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 23:52
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: goiot parts




I have some original Sharki Goiot hatches in storage for free to anyone
with good reason and a self-addressed FedEx box. Inquire via email about
the size, if needed.

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wrote:


Any one looking for Goiot hatch handles or the knobs for the
portholes, they can be found at www.selectplastics.com John "moon Dog"
SM 248
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Re: goiot parts

Mr D
 

I have some original Sharki Goiot hatches in storage for free to anyone with good reason and a self-addressed FedEx box. Inquire via email about the size, if needed.

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Any one looking for Goiot hatch handles or the knobs for the portholes, they can be found at www.selectplastics.com John "moon Dog" SM 248
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Re: [Amel] Leather wheel covers

karkauai
 

Thanks, Joel,
Do you have any thoughts about the splitting of the fiberglass spokes that some of us have experienced?  Is it structural or cosmetic problem?  If I replace the wheel should I be OK if I find something that's of equal or lesser overall weight?
Kent
SM243 Kristy

--- On Tue, 10/13/09, Joel Potter <jfpottercys@att.net> wrote:


From: Joel Potter <jfpottercys@att.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Leather wheel covers
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 9:55 AM


 



Be careful! Amel used aluminum, fiberglass, and a combination of the two at
different times. They were trying to get the weight of the wheel down to
limit the inertial effect the wheel had on the rotary drive of the
autopilot. Some of the fiberglass/composit e-aluminum wheels respond better
to a penetrating lubricant and gentle tatting around the perimeter of the
hub and shaft to remove them. These wheels will often fracture if a puller
is used.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
Email: jfpottercys@ att.net


Re: [Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal

karkauai
 

Aha!  Thanks, Richard.  You probably saved me several more hours of looking for something that's not there.
Kent

--- On Tue, 10/13/09, Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 9:44 AM


 



Kent, you can go the Home Depot and get a sealing strip with a "tee" type mounting.
You will not find a Renualt part here in the US...
Good luck
Richard and Joan SM 209

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From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009, 9:18 PM

 

Hi, Ian,

I've been trying to find this part in the US by looking under Renault, but am not having any luck. Does anyone have a source for these in the US? I was thinking about ordering several so others wouldn't have to spend so much time finding them.

Thanks,

Kent

SM 243 Kristy

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "Ian Shepherd" <sv_freespirit@ ...> wrote:

Hi Marc,
the companionway seal is indeed a Renault part. I can't tell you what it is used for, but I have one in front of me, which as you suggest, was very expensive from Amel. The Renault part number is
77 00 640 249 followed by the letters UV 1. There is also another number on the label which is 1MDXPG. I cannot find the invoice right now but I believe that the Amel price for this seal was round 80 Euros plus shipping!
I would be interested to know the Renault price if you track one down in Trinidad.
Good luck
Ian SM 414 Crusader


Re: [Amel] Leather wheel covers

karkauai
 

Hmmm, your wheel sure sounds different from mine, Pat.  I'm not overly pleased with the way mine looks, or that it's got some cracks in the fiberglass spokes.  I'm considering scrapping it and building or buying a new one that's more traditional-looking.  Can't wait to see the pics of yours all dipped and spiffy.
 
Thanks for your help.
Kent
Kristy SM 243

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From: sailw32@aol.com <sailw32@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Leather wheel covers
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 8:38 AM


 



Kent, To remove the wheel you take off the hub ( 3 small screws) , my
wheel was frozen to the shaft and I had to jury rig a puller to get it off with
a lot of WD-40 and effort.My wheel is all metal except the hub cover which
is leather covered wood.We are very pleased with the vinyl covering and it
looks much like leather but stays clean. Diane told me she will send pics
tonight. Kent, while I am also far from an answer man when it comes to
Amels, more of a question guy. Regarding a previous post, I hope everyone
continues to feel free to ask questions to gain information they need. That is
indeed the purpose of a site like this.

Pat,SM123

In a message dated 10/6/2009 4:09:39 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
karkauai@yahoo. com writes:

Hi, Pat,
Do you have any pics of the finished product? I'm looking at options and
that looks like a great idea, but I'd like to see what it looks like on the
Amel wheel. I've got the same problem with the fiberglass in the spokes
splitting near the hub as described by Brian Troutman on Delos, SM2000 #303,
and am trying to decide whether to replace the wheel or do something like
you did. What was your turnaround time when you sent it to MN? Has anyone
else addressed the cracks in the helm spokes?

Is the wheel removed by popping out the "H Amel" hub cover, or from the
access port in the galley?

Multiple questions, sorry.
Thanks in advance,
Kent
Kristy SM2000 #243

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Skip, Last year I had my wheel coated with a vinyl that looks like leather
should outlast leather and should provide protection from electrical
shock.We are very happy with it. We did it in tan,but there is several colors to
chose from.Color Wheelz is the name of the company.
_http://www.colorwhe http://ww_ (http://www.colorwhe elz.com/_)
(_http://www.colorwhe http://w_ (http://www.colorwhe elz.com/) )
It cost about the same as the generic leather you can buy and install
yourself. I also had the hub covered to match, however I had to make a hub out
of a piece of aluminum for wood can not be dipped. Pat SM 123

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Re: [Amel] Re: When to change oil and seals in transmission

Stephen Hancock
 

Old oil has carbon in it from blow-by. If left in a engine over the winter it mixes with water and forms corrosive acids that set up rust in the engine. Farmers change the oil at the end of the season. Some times with cheap oil and redo at the start of the season. Rust on the crank, cam, etc. causes premature engine wear. Oil is cheap.




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From: Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, October 13, 2009 9:10:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: When to change oil and seals in transmission


Given that I don't know the location of the boat I'd suggest you leave the oil change to spring or change it now and in the spring. Over the winter in most places you are going to get some condensation inside the motor. That gets into the oil. So like or not a spring change is needed. IF you want to change the oil filter now that is a better Idea. That way the oil is still thin (warmer temp). Don't forget to fill it part way with clean oil before you put it aback on that way when you start up of the spring oil change you are sending clean oil to the bearings.
Get a can of CRC rust preventer to spray the engine mounts and engine frame and any other bear metal surfaces. This is a spray on flim that will protect those surfaces it works better then say CRC 556
I am not sure what seal you are speaking of, if it is the seals in the Amel prop drive we do ours every year when in coral growth waters and every two years in New England. Be sure to have a 5 gallon bucket under the prop when you pull out the seals.. There is a lot of oil in there. When putting in new seals use lots of water proof wheel bearing grease on the little springs inside the seals. That keeps them from rusting out. The first seal in should have the spring side facing out the next two in. That way the oil stays in the box and the salt water out.
Good luck and have a great winter..
Richard and Joan in Cooling Annapolis. SM 209


--- On Tue, 10/13/09, lji004 <jose.luis.isasi@ motorola. com> wrote:

From: lji004 <jose.luis.isasi@ motorola. com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: When to change oil and seals in transmission
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 4:18 AM



Hi,

Every mechanic will advise to change it before winterizing, the time of the year that the engine stops.

The reason is that the used oil contains particles that accelerate internal rusting.

New oil will preserve your engine.

I know it is common practice to change it just before the sailing season (after winter), but it is wrong because of the reason above.

Regards

JL

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "amel54lonestar" <sv.lonestar@ ...> wrote:

Our Amel 54 is being pulled out of the water tomorrow and will be on the hard for seven months. I was wondering what opinions group members have about when I should change the oil and seals in the transmission. Should I do it as soon as it comes out or should I wait until right before it goes back in the water (May 2010)?
Thanks in advance for you input.
Craig
LONE STAR A54#101