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Fitting wind generator and solar panels on Sharki

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Hi All,
We have just bought Sharki 181 and want to fit a wind generator on the mizzen, has anyone any experience with such an installation?

I was considering mounting it at the top of the mast so as to be clear of the mizzen staysail but not having used that sail so far I do not know if it is really necessary. I have seen photos of boats with a wind gen mounted just above the radar, does this position present any problems?

Secondly we would like to fit solar panels at some stage so any photos of existing installations or ideas would be most appreciated.

Graham


Re: [Amel] Fresh Water Loss

george cerillo
 

Hi Eric,

We are back in Norfolk, thankfully ahead of the nor'easter that crept up the coast after Labor Day. We are having problems with our fresh water pump and are thinking of replacing it, do you have any suggestions??? We will be leaving for the Bahamas (Marsh Habor) and then Puerto Rico in early November. Please give us a call if you have the opportunity, we would welcome your take on this.
George's cell 757 348 5667.

Fair winds,

Kim & George
s/v SM 353 Indecent

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

Hi,

Is it possible it is leaking out of one of the keel boats?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of karkauai
Sent: Saturday, March 07, 2009 9:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Fresh Water Loss



Hi, Gang,
I'm on board at the dock finally. Trying to get things ready for the sail to
the Bahamas. It's been a challenge but am getting to where I understand most
of the systems now. My problem now is that I'm losing fresh water from the
tank at an alarming rate of 400 liters a day. There don't seem to be any
leaks at the faucets or showers and there's no water going into the bilge.
I'm at a loss. Is there anywhere this water could be accumulating that
doesn't go to the bilge?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Kent
"Kristy"
SM2 #243





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Re: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel] Autohelm ST 7000 linear unit drive

Tom Steinhoff <sytoujours@...>
 

Barry, 19/09/09, 7 AM, Curacao, NA
Just rebuilt our Ray Marine Type 2 Rotary Motor after 9 years.
There are two planetary gear systems. One in front of the motor towards the sprocket and the other in the clutch that drives the chain.
Worst case scenario is you send them the unit in to Ray Marine in Maine USA (You can google them and call) and they replace everything for $550 US. Or if you think the motor is OK you can just order the planetary gears. They have a six week backlog, so it would be faster to order what you need. Pay special attention to the magnetic clutch. IT MUST SLIDE FREELY. There are two pins the magnet rides on that must be rust free and lubricated with a fine rust inhibitor grease. I used Browning gun grease.
Hope that helps
Bonnie and Tom




________________________________
From: Barry <seagasm@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2009 2:25:48 PM
Subject: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel] Autohelm ST 7000 linear unit drive


I too experienced a problem with my ST 7000 Autohelm. the electric motor is working but the cog that drives the chain is not turning. Is there an exploded view diagram or some parts diagram available that I may identify any replacement parts required. Anyone know where to obtain these parts in Australia or do I have to purchase them from overseas. We are in the Whitsundays at present and I have not removed the electric motor to dismantle it.

Thank you.
Barry and Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "John and Anne Hollamby" <annejohn@.. .> wrote:

The Autohelm linar drive unit has three parts which can wear and fail. The unit consists of an electric motor which is connected to the drive unit by a small toothed belt which turns the outer cage of an epicyclic gearbox when the unit is energised by the computer.The supply of power does two things,it starts the motor and it switches on an eletromagnet which locks the drive from the motor to the inner cage of the little gearbox which makes the drive move in or out. There are thus three parts that can wear out. The brushes of the motor which on my last boat lasted about 40,000 hours, The drive belt never seemed to wear but the gears were made of some sort of nylon or plastic and only lasted for about 10-15,000 hours.The plastic gears only cost about £12 in the mid nineties but could be replaced by a set of brass ones for £120. These should have a much longer service life.
Olivier assured me that the gears in my unit (2001) were brass and I have taken his word for it. However it seems quite probable that earlier installations may have had the plastic gears.
It is a very simple matter to remove the drive unit and open up the works to see if the gears need replacing and also to check the brushes.In my case the brushes were so worn that the carbon dust in the motor housing was shorting out .
Additionally spares for these parts should be carried after checking that you have been given the right ones because Autohelm changes suppliers from time to time and celebrates that fact by ceasing to stock parts for the old motor. In my case I was in Vanuatu when the brushes wore out and the Australian Agent sent me the wrong spares and Raymarine were very unhelpful.
I think that if I were to be going long distance again I would make sure I had spares for the linear drive and a spare course computer.

Good cruising, Anne and John, SM319

----- Original Message -----
From: dlm48@...
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 6:23 PM
Subject: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel] Autohelm ST 7000 linear unit drive




I dont think you read the post properly - the question was - should i replace the present linear drive with a new one - and keep the old one as a spare?

At least this is how i read the post - and i would say sounds like a good idea to me.

I am NOT convinced with your suggestion to mount the drive unit using a rubber mount though - that is going to introduce some free movement into what seems to me to be a big plus for the linear drive that is that it is directly coupled to the rudder stock and does not have the slop/free play of driving the rudder remotely using the steering mechanism - of course with the linear drive you have the additional advantage of in extremis being able to steer the boat should any part of the steering mechanism fail

previous post as below - bolding is mine

We plan to cross the atlantic next year. On our SM 227 we still run the

Autohelm ST 7000. I am thinking of buying a spare linear drive unit in

case of a problem during the passage. Since we are just the 2 of us on

the boat (my wife and myself)that might be worth to do.

One option I am thinking of, is to install a new lienar drive unit and

keep the old as spare part. Did anybody do this already and was it

difficult to install? According to Raymarine, the new unit should

perfectly work with the old Autohelm parts, e.g. the comptuer, compass

etc.?

Many thanks for your feedback

Paul

LunaBlu SM 227

re
gards

David

-----Original Message-----

From: Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@ ...>

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Sent: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 4:17 pm

Subject: RE: [Amel] Autohelm ST 7000 linear unit drive

Keep both units and mount a switch near the rotary/chain drive drive

unit as Amel does. Run the one in the galley(the rotary)at night so

the noise will not be under your bed .Run the linear drive that will

be under the aft cabin berth during the day when the noise will not

disturb you. Running each drive unit for a twelve hour on/off duty

cycle will greatly increase their lifespan as they won’t get very

“hot”. Heat is the big problem with autopilot drives that are on for

days and days.

Be sure to mount the end not attached to the rudder Quadrant on some

medium soft rubber padding to make it much more quiet. Through bolt it

as normal, just don’t fully tighten the fasteners and use Nyloc nuts

or double nut with Loc-Tite.

As always , this is from me as an Amel owner and not as the Amel guy

for North America.

All the best,

Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

401 East Las Olas Boulevard, #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923

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bow thruster servicing

Mark Hayden
 

Today, I serviced the bow thruster on my SM2K for the first time.

Because the gear oil was milky colored, my understanding was I needed to replace the seals on the propeller as water is getting into the foot.

After removing the 6 plastic screws holding the propeller, and scraping paint out of the crack connecting it to the base, I was unable to pull it off. Are there any tricks to getting the propeller off?

Another question: I was unable to get the wooden bow thruster removal tool flush on the shaft. I believe there is some kind of bolt poking out within the shaft obstructing the metal end of the bow thruster removal tool. Does anyone know if this is an issue I should be concerned with (other than the difficulties of securing the two together)? Any ways to fix this?

Thanks in advance!

Mark


{Disarmed} Re: [Amel] Autohelm ST 7000 linear unit drive

Barry <seagasm@...>
 

I too experienced a problem with my ST 7000 Autohelm. the electric motor is working but the cog that drives the chain is not turning. Is there an exploded view diagram or some parts diagram available that I may identify any replacement parts required. Anyone know where to obtain these parts in Australia or do I have to purchase them from overseas. We are in the Whitsundays at present and I have not removed the electric motor to dismantle it.

Thank you.
Barry and Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne Hollamby" <annejohn@...> wrote:

The Autohelm linar drive unit has three parts which can wear and fail. The unit consists of an electric motor which is connected to the drive unit by a small toothed belt which turns the outer cage of an epicyclic gearbox when the unit is energised by the computer.The supply of power does two things,it starts the motor and it switches on an eletromagnet which locks the drive from the motor to the inner cage of the little gearbox which makes the drive move in or out. There are thus three parts that can wear out. The brushes of the motor which on my last boat lasted about 40,000 hours, The drive belt never seemed to wear but the gears were made of some sort of nylon or plastic and only lasted for about 10-15,000 hours.The plastic gears only cost about £12 in the mid nineties but could be replaced by a set of brass ones for £120. These should have a much longer service life.
Olivier assured me that the gears in my unit (2001) were brass and I have taken his word for it. However it seems quite probable that earlier installations may have had the plastic gears.
It is a very simple matter to remove the drive unit and open up the works to see if the gears need replacing and also to check the brushes.In my case the brushes were so worn that the carbon dust in the motor housing was shorting out .
Additionally spares for these parts should be carried after checking that you have been given the right ones because Autohelm changes suppliers from time to time and celebrates that fact by ceasing to stock parts for the old motor. In my case I was in Vanuatu when the brushes wore out and the Australian Agent sent me the wrong spares and Raymarine were very unhelpful.
I think that if I were to be going long distance again I would make sure I had spares for the linear drive and a spare course computer.

Good cruising, Anne and John, SM319

----- Original Message -----
From: dlm48@...
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 6:23 PM
Subject: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel] Autohelm ST 7000 linear unit drive




I dont think you read the post properly - the question was - should i replace the present linear drive with a new one - and keep the old one as a spare?

At least this is how i read the post - and i would say sounds like a good idea to me.

I am NOT convinced with your suggestion to mount the drive unit using a rubber mount though - that is going to introduce some free movement into what seems to me to be a big plus for the linear drive that is that it is directly coupled to the rudder stock and does not have the slop/free play of driving the rudder remotely using the steering mechanism - of course with the linear drive you have the additional advantage of in extremis being able to steer the boat should any part of the steering mechanism fail

previous post as below - bolding is mine

We plan to cross the atlantic next year. On our SM 227 we still run the

Autohelm ST 7000. I am thinking of buying a spare linear drive unit in

case of a problem during the passage. Since we are just the 2 of us on

the boat (my wife and myself)that might be worth to do.

One option I am thinking of, is to install a new lienar drive unit and

keep the old as spare part. Did anybody do this already and was it

difficult to install? According to Raymarine, the new unit should

perfectly work with the old Autohelm parts, e.g. the comptuer, compass

etc.?

Many thanks for your feedback

Paul

LunaBlu SM 227

re
gards

David

-----Original Message-----

From: Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 4:17 pm

Subject: RE: [Amel] Autohelm ST 7000 linear unit drive

Keep both units and mount a switch near the rotary/chain drive drive

unit as Amel does. Run the one in the galley(the rotary)at night so

the noise will not be under your bed .Run the linear drive that will

be under the aft cabin berth during the day when the noise will not

disturb you. Running each drive unit for a twelve hour on/off duty

cycle will greatly increase their lifespan as they won’t get very

“hot�. Heat is the big problem with autopilot drives that are on for

days and days.

Be sure to mount the end not attached to the rudder Quadrant on some

medium soft rubber padding to make it much more quiet. Through bolt it

as normal, just don’t fully tighten the fasteners and use Nyloc nuts

or double nut with Loc-Tite.

As always , this is from me as an Amel owner and not as the Amel guy

for North America.

All the best,

Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

401 East Las Olas Boulevard, #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923

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ssb power

Victoria Stewart harper
 

try looking under the converter, it can be switched off by mistake while cleaning

good luck

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Re: [Amel] Re: ICOM 710 SSB Problems

karkauai
 

Thanks, Bill,
The units look the same, but on "Kristy" there's no switch on the side as your photo shows. I do see large red and black terminals on the top of the unit, but can't get to the rest of it to see if there's a switch on the top.  Interestingly, there's no on/off switch on the "permanent" green unit on the left side of the cabinet either.
 
Guess I'll have to pull it out and see what's on the top and outboard side.
 
Thanks again.
Kent

--- On Tue, 9/15/09, svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> wrote:


From: svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: ICOM 710 SSB Problems
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 12:44 AM


 



The rocker switch on my Icom 24-12 converter is on the front of the Icom case and faces the wood cabinet door.

I will upload a photograph of the inside of the right side door beneath the Nav Table to a new folder in photos named Electronics and Wiring Super Maramu.

Best,

Bill
s/v Bebe, SM2 #387

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general

kilkea_2 <kilkea2@...>
 

Hello Tom, We met you back in Australia in Malloolaba in 2005. We were just getting into sailing back then. We now have a Super Maramu on the hard in Trinidad and will be back onboard in November. Our plans are to sail Grenada before going over to Aruba in December. We are heading west and want to transit Panama into the Pacific in Feb. Don't know where you are but it would be fun to meet you both again if our paths should cross.
Kind Regards,
David and Marian Paul.
s/v Kilkea II


Re: [Amel] heading south

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thank you Eric, we will definately try to take you up on this offer. Looking forward to meeting you.
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Tue, 15/9/09, kimberlite@optonline.net <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:


From: kimberlite@optonline.net <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 2:47 PM


 



Hi,
if you are coming down long island sound, please drop by the Huntington Yacht Club as my guest.
Lots of moorings and slips available plus lots of boating companies around the harbor.
fair winds
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny SIMMS
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 6:46 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Thanks Eric, the going to Virginia is not to get to the
Caribbean, we have never been into the Cheasapeake and while we
are on this sde of the world we want to have a look at it. Also
on the way there we want to look at Long Island Sound and New
York, again places we have never been. We did a big non stop
outside passage from Ft Lauderdale to Barrington Rhode Island on
the way up intending to do the looking on the way back down.
Thanks for the advice re Simpson Bay Marina, just the sort of
ionfo we need...
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Tue, 15/9/09, kimberlite@optonlin e.net
wrote:


From: kimberlite@optonlin e.net
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 9:06 AM






Just my opinion but going to virginia to get to caribbean is out
of the way...
I would go straight possibly with a stop in bermuda. St Martin,
simpson bay marina is fantastic .
Very clean 24-7 security and some of the best craftsmen in the
caribbean. I have someone that knows amels and watches my boat
while I am away.
He is american and has been the chief project supervisor at
Tartan, j boat, and alden.
He also has crossed the atlantic with me and a few other trips.
knows the boat from a to Z.
Fair winds,
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: "simms@xtra.co. nz"
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 9:20 am
Subject: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very
interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning
on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going
back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months
ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to
New
Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to
proceed
through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are
now
thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in
November.
Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the
Caribbean
from mid December until late January when we return. What is
the
Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you
advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of
the
water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the
Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299


















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Re: [Amel] heading south

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thank you John, I will add this to my store of good advice.
Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Wed, 16/9/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com> wrote:


From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] heading south
To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Received: Wednesday, 16 September, 2009, 7:22 AM



Lots of good advise from the forum. I might add if you are going to Panama from the east coast you will be better off to skip the Caribbean unless you are going to cruise there awhile. Jimmy Cornell's World cruising routes says its  a rough passage from the lesser Antilles to Panama, especially off the coast of Columbia. You will have big following seas and lots of wind. I made the trip 2 years ago by going to Georgetown Bahamas, enjoying the beautiful beach for a few weeks and then a day and a half  bash to windward to the Turks and Caicos. From then on to Panama we had the wind on the beam or on the aft quarter, and yes the seas were big. This way is much shorter too. Just make sure you get your easting down before you aim for the Bahamas. Another time I did it I went way east of the Bahamas, through the windward passage and stopped in Jamaica. I then sailed the north coast and then it was beam reaching all the way to Panama. I sure wish this Forum
was around when I started sailing.
                             John   "Moon Dog"  SM 248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: simms@xtra.co.nz
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:20:36 +0000
Subject: [Amel] heading south

 



Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to New Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to proceed through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are now thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in November. Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the Caribbean from mid December until late January when we return. What is the Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of the water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299








                         
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Re: [Amel] heading south

eric freedman
 

Hi Roy,
I am currently in the Jungle in Colombia. sending this via iridium phone.
I will be in Huntington before sunset friday which is the start of a holiday for me. I will be free saturday night and all day sunday and monday. My local cell is 631-398-9990. please call after noon . If i do not answer i probably did not hear the phone try again.
The phone for the huntington yacht club is 631-427-4949
Fair winds,
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Duddy
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 5:18 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Hello Eric,

I am in New London, CT with my Sharki. I am going to head south on
Thursday or Friday this week. I would like to get together.
Please give
me a call. My cell is 603-315-9600. Thanks.

Roy Duddy



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
kimberlite@optonline.net
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 10:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south





Hi,
if you are coming down long island sound, please drop by the
HuntingtonYacht Club as my guest.
Lots of moorings and slips available plus lots of boating companies
around the harbor.
fair winds
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny SIMMS
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 6:46 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com


Thanks Eric, the going to Virginia is not to get to the
Caribbean, we have never been into the Cheasapeake and while
we
are on this sde of the world we want to have a look at it.
Also
on the way there we want to look at Long Island Sound and New
York, again places we have never been. We did a big non stop
outside passage from Ft Lauderdale to Barrington Rhode Island
on
the way up intending to do the looking on the way back down.
Thanks for the advice re Simpson Bay Marina, just the sort of
ionfo we need...
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

--- On Tue, 15/9/09, kimberlite@optonline.net
wrote:


From: kimberlite@optonline.net
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 9:06 AM






Just my opinion but going to virginia to get to caribbean is
out
of the way...
I would go straight possibly with a stop in bermuda. St
Martin,
simpson bay marina is fantastic .
Very clean 24-7 security and some of the best craftsmen in the
caribbean. I have someone that knows amels and watches my boat
while I am away.
He is american and has been the chief project supervisor at
Tartan, j boat, and alden.
He also has crossed the atlantic with me and a few other
trips.
knows the boat from a to Z.
Fair winds,
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: "simms@xtra.co . nz"
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 9:20 am
Subject: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very
interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and
planning
on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going
back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months
ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to
New
Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to
proceed
through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are
now
thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in
November.
Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the
Caribbean
from mid December until late January when we return. What is
the
Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you
advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of
the
water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the
Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299





























Re: [Amel] bow thruster stuck

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

All,

Check my posting 4839 as well. This worked for us.

Good Luck

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Darwin

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...> wrote:








Bob
We had the same problem and.did it a total of 3 times and it came free We followed the instructions from BeBe message #4804. We had to undo the one wire and then proceeded to drop within the space in the bowthruster area. Don't know why it works but it does.

Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM 362


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bob@...
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 07:57:23 +0000
Subject: [Amel] bow thruster stuck





















Dear Ed, David, Bill and All,



We have the same problem with the bow thruster and have tried soaking with penetrating oil and pull&#305;ng down while lifting etc. We are hauling the boat in a couple of weeks and will have another go. Bearing in mind that we have not tried David's method yet,we cannot see how you can lift the electric motor with the shaft attached out of the front hatch because of the stainless steel support frame that is glassed in place. What did you try, Ed? Any success? Bill's method seems the least invasive if we can get it to work.



Bob Parry

SM#33 Nowornot






















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Re: [Amel] Raymarine 7002+ Voltage - Amel 54

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

All,

You will find a CLUTCH fuse on the Raymarine computer that can be inserted in a 12 volt position or a 24 volt position. All current Raymarine clutches are 12 volt regardless of the voltage of the drive. My experience is that the 12 volt clutch will work at 24 volts for some time before burning up.

Best,

Bill
s/v Bebe, SM2, #387
Currently Darwin

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Lars H. Knudsen" <museum@...> wrote:

Hi,



Even on 24V drives the clutch is 12V and has its own connection to the
course computer.

That is probably the cables you mention.



Fair wind!

Lars

Santorin #79 Salvagny lying The Med.





Fra: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] På vegne af yachtcaduceus
Sendt: 15. september 2009 13:14
Til: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Emne: [Amel] Raymarine 7002+ Voltage - Amel 54





I am in the process of purchasing a full Raymarine 7002+ autopilot
installation to carry as a spare.

All of the parts appear to be 12/24v switchable except for the Type 2 Long
Linear Drive unit which has to be purchasedf as one or the other. I
recollect that the controller is actually set to 12v and that one of the
cables going into the motor is marked 12v. I am not sure what the logic is
behind this given the fact that the boat is 24v.

I am not with the boat at the moment so cannot check this out. Can anyone
help with information and/or an explanation please?

Martin Bevan
Caduceus - Amel 54 #56







Re: [Amel] heading south

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Hello Eric,

I am in New London, CT with my Sharki. I am going to head south on
Thursday or Friday this week. I would like to get together. Please give
me a call. My cell is 603-315-9600. Thanks.

Roy Duddy



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
kimberlite@optonline.net
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 10:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south





Hi,
if you are coming down long island sound, please drop by the Huntington
Yacht Club as my guest.
Lots of moorings and slips available plus lots of boating companies
around the harbor.
fair winds
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: Danny SIMMS
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 6:46 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

Thanks Eric, the going to Virginia is not to get to the
Caribbean, we have never been into the Cheasapeake and while we
are on this sde of the world we want to have a look at it. Also
on the way there we want to look at Long Island Sound and New
York, again places we have never been. We did a big non stop
outside passage from Ft Lauderdale to Barrington Rhode Island on
the way up intending to do the looking on the way back down.
Thanks for the advice re Simpson Bay Marina, just the sort of
ionfo we need...
Kind Regards
Danny and Yvonne SM299

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<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
wrote:


From: kimberlite@optonline.net <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Received: Tuesday, 15 September, 2009, 9:06 AM






Just my opinion but going to virginia to get to caribbean is out
of the way...
I would go straight possibly with a stop in bermuda. St Martin,
simpson bay marina is fantastic .
Very clean 24-7 security and some of the best craftsmen in the
caribbean. I have someone that knows amels and watches my boat
while I am away.
He is american and has been the chief project supervisor at
Tartan, j boat, and alden.
He also has crossed the atlantic with me and a few other trips.
knows the boat from a to Z.
Fair winds,
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: "simms@xtra.co <mailto:simms%40xtra.co> . nz"
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 9:20 am
Subject: [Amel] heading south
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very
interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning
on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going
back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months
ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to
New
Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to
proceed
through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are
now
thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in
November.
Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the
Caribbean
from mid December until late January when we return. What is
the
Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you
advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of
the
water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the
Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299





















Re: [Amel] Raymarine 7002+ Voltage - Amel 54

Lars H. Knudsen <museum@...>
 

Hi,



Even on 24V drives the clutch is 12V and has its own connection to the
course computer.

That is probably the cables you mention.



Fair wind!

Lars

Santorin #79 Salvagny lying The Med.





Fra: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] På vegne af yachtcaduceus
Sendt: 15. september 2009 13:14
Til: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Emne: [Amel] Raymarine 7002+ Voltage - Amel 54





I am in the process of purchasing a full Raymarine 7002+ autopilot
installation to carry as a spare.

All of the parts appear to be 12/24v switchable except for the Type 2 Long
Linear Drive unit which has to be purchasedf as one or the other. I
recollect that the controller is actually set to 12v and that one of the
cables going into the motor is marked 12v. I am not sure what the logic is
behind this given the fact that the boat is 24v.

I am not with the boat at the moment so cannot check this out. Can anyone
help with information and/or an explanation please?

Martin Bevan
Caduceus - Amel 54 #56





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Re: [Amel] heading south

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Lots of good advise from the forum. I might add if you are going to Panama from the east coast you will be better off to skip the Caribbean unless you are going to cruise there awhile. Jimmy Cornell's World cruising routes says its a rough passage from the lesser Antilles to Panama, especially off the coast of Columbia. You will have big following seas and lots of wind. I made the trip 2 years ago by going to Georgetown Bahamas, enjoying the beautiful beach for a few weeks and then a day and a half bash to windward to the Turks and Caicos. From then on to Panama we had the wind on the beam or on the aft quarter, and yes the seas were big. This way is much shorter too. Just make sure you get your easting down before you aim for the Bahamas. Another time I did it I went way east of the Bahamas, through the windward passage and stopped in Jamaica. I then sailed the north coast and then it was beam reaching all the way to Panama. I sure wish this Forum was around when I started sailing.
John "Moon Dog" SM 248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: simms@xtra.co.nz
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:20:36 +0000
Subject: [Amel] heading south





Hi all from Danny and Yvonne on SM 299. Have been very interested in this topic. We are in Maine USA now and planning on going to the Caribbean for the winter. Had intended going back to Ft Lauderdale Florida, (our starting point 3 months ago)by early December, leaving her there and flying home to New Zealand for Christmas. Then returning in late January to proceed through the Bahamas to the Caribbean.
However having followed with interest the discussion we are now thinking of joining the 1500 from Hampton Virginia in November. Then we would have to leave the boat some where in the Caribbean from mid December until late January when we return. What is the Carribean destination for the 1500?
Not knowing any one or anything about the Caribbean can you advise a safe (clean) place to leave the boat, in or out of the water. What are the costs for this?

After the Caribbean we are going through the Panama and the Pacific and home to NZ
Looking forward to your advice.
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299









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Re: [Amel] bow thruster stuck

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Bob
We had the same problem and.did it a total of 3 times and it came free We followed the instructions from BeBe message #4804. We had to undo the one wire and then proceeded to drop within the space in the bowthruster area. Don't know why it works but it does.

Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM 362


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bob@parry.net
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 07:57:23 +0000
Subject: [Amel] bow thruster stuck





















Dear Ed, David, Bill and All,



We have the same problem with the bow thruster and have tried soaking with penetrating oil and pull&#305;ng down while lifting etc. We are hauling the boat in a couple of weeks and will have another go. Bearing in mind that we have not tried David's method yet,we cannot see how you can lift the electric motor with the shaft attached out of the front hatch because of the stainless steel support frame that is glassed in place. What did you try, Ed? Any success? Bill's method seems the least invasive if we can get it to work.



Bob Parry

SM#33 Nowornot






















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Raymarine 7002+ Voltage - Amel 54

yachtcaduceus <yachtcaduceus@...>
 

I am in the process of purchasing a full Raymarine 7002+ autopilot installation to carry as a spare.

All of the parts appear to be 12/24v switchable except for the Type 2 Long Linear Drive unit which has to be purchasedf as one or the other. I recollect that the controller is actually set to 12v and that one of the cables going into the motor is marked 12v. I am not sure what the logic is behind this given the fact that the boat is 24v.

I am not with the boat at the moment so cannot check this out. Can anyone help with information and/or an explanation please?

Martin Bevan
Caduceus - Amel 54 #56


bow thruster stuck

bobparry1947 <bob@...>
 

Dear Ed, David, Bill and All,

We have the same problem with the bow thruster and have tried soaking with penetrating oil and pull&#305;ng down while lifting etc. We are hauling the boat in a couple of weeks and will have another go. Bearing in mind that we have not tried David's method yet,we cannot see how you can lift the electric motor with the shaft attached out of the front hatch because of the stainless steel support frame that is glassed in place. What did you try, Ed? Any success? Bill's method seems the least invasive if we can get it to work.

Bob Parry
SM#33 Nowornot


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