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sharki hull number 30

ericmeury <ericmeury@...>
 

i'm looking for the contact info for sharki owner that ownes hull number 30...anybody have his email address or phone number

mine is 317-225-5876


Re: [Amel] Re:Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Ken, take the nut off, put a puller on the prop.  apply pressure with the puller.  IF the prop does not move, with a brass bar "tap" the hub of the prop between the blades.  SHould that fail.  Get a torch and heat just the prop hub between the blades in three places, then add some added pressure to the puller.  once the prop is hot you can apply something like liquid wrench to the shaft above the prop. that should do the trick.  All of the above failing, cut the shaft and press off the prop.  When you put it back together grease the shaft taper.Richard and Joan SM 209 formerly of M 183

--- On Wed, 7/22/09, Ken & Judy <goldendaze@uuplus.com> wrote:

From: Ken & Judy <goldendaze@uuplus.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re:Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)
To: "Amel Owners" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2009, 8:23 AM













 





If you have a bronze shaft be careful using the prop puller.

I had two problems. One, a worker cross threaded the nut.

Two. Another worker hit the prop puller so hard he swelled

up the threaded part of the shaft. We had to cut the shaft

in two (inside the boat) with a sabre saw to get the shaft

past the rudder with the prop on, then use a press. Put in

a new SS shaft.

Ken Coats

Maramu 192

Golden Daze

Alanya Turkey


Re: Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)

Ken & Judy <goldendaze@...>
 

If you have a bronze shaft be careful using the prop puller.
I had two problems. One, a worker cross threaded the nut.
Two. Another worker hit the prop puller so hard he swelled
up the threaded part of the shaft. We had to cut the shaft
in two (inside the boat) with a sabre saw to get the shaft
past the rudder with the prop on, then use a press. Put in
a new SS shaft.
Ken Coats
Maramu 192
Golden Daze
Alanya Turkey


Re: [Amel] A new member

Dave_Benjamin
 

Congratulations and all the best with your adventures.No apology needed for your English writing. I can assure you if I wrote anything in French it would be unreadable.

--- On Tue, 7/21/09, Xavier LUCAS <lucas.xav@gmail.com> wrote:

From: Xavier LUCAS <lucas.xav@gmail.com>
Subject: [Amel] A new member
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 2:32 PM













 





Hi guys,



I just join the group and thought that I had to introduce myself.



My name is Xavier a french fellow sailor currently sailing and living aboard a 1993 Santorin sloop that my late father bought brand new. The boat has already sailed around the world and done a few transat either with my parents on board or with some close friends of them.



After three years on shore, I finaly decided that it was time for the boat and I to get wet again.



I am actually in west Ireland with a friend of mine and after visiting the Aran Island, we are coming back home in Normandy to prepare the boat for a new trans atlantic that I will do alone.



I have been sailing on this boat more than 5000 miles already (must of them as a deck hand) and I am looking forward more adventures. So far the plan is to sail from Normandy across biscane bay then to Madeira, Cape Verde, Senegal, Brasil, Venezuela ... and then who knows.



I am lookimg forward all the advices I can get on this forum concerning preparing, upgrading and maintening the boat.



Sail smooth



Xavier



PS : sorry for my rought english


A new member

Xavier LUCAS
 

Hi guys,

I just join the group and thought that I had to introduce myself.

My name is Xavier a french fellow sailor currently sailing and living aboard a 1993 Santorin sloop that my late father bought brand new. The boat has already sailed around the world and done a few transat either with my parents on board or with some close friends of them.

After three years on shore, I finaly decided that it was time for the boat and I to get wet again.

I am actually in west Ireland with a friend of mine and after visiting the Aran Island, we are coming back home in Normandy to prepare the boat for a new trans atlantic that I will do alone.

I have been sailing on this boat more than 5000 miles already (must of them as a deck hand) and I am looking forward more adventures. So far the plan is to sail from Normandy across biscane bay then to Madeira, Cape Verde, Senegal, Brasil, Venezuela ... and then who knows.

I am lookimg forward all the advices I can get on this forum concerning preparing, upgrading and maintening the boat.

Sail smooth

Xavier

PS : sorry for my rought english


Re: [Amel] Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)

eric freedman
 

Bob,
use whatever works, to bend the tabs out toward the bow i would use a cold chisel to gently open the space and then use a flat ended punch to bend it totally out of the way.

If you use grade 5 bolts on the prop puller you will probably not need heat on the prop. If the bolts break then use the higher grade bolts.they are black and a big big breaker bar possibly with a piece of pipe attached top the bar to make it longer.

The prop puller for the autoprop works on the fixed prop. A pulley puller can be purchased from any auto supply. Just be careful with a store bought puller, usually they have a point on the end that has to be modified with a file to fit the shaft without damaging it.

Eric

Sm 376 Kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: rossirossix4
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009 7:37 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel] Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Thanks, the tab doesn't seem to have much space do move.

Am I correct in assuming that I push it toward the bow of the
boat? With a pliars?Screw driver? Is there a technique to this?

I assume that the prop nut loosens counterclockwise. Is that the case?

Thanks again.

Bob
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite@... wrote:

Bob,
If the setup is anything like mine, the tab has to be bent
away from the nut to remove the nut. It is a retainer for the nut.
When you are done, bend the tabs back against the nut,
fair winds,
eric sm 387

----- Original Message -----
From: rossirossix4
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009 3:16 pm
Subject: [Amel] Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for
some help)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

I am hoping to get some advice on removing my fixed prop
from my
1993 Amel. Mine is a Santorin, but I expect that Super M's
from
the same time are applicable.

There is a prop spinner nut that will take a wrench but also
appears to be a small metal tab coming from the union of the
spinner and the prop.

Can anyone give me any advice on this? Also, once the
spinner
nut is removed, is there another trick?

Thanks,

Bob Brittany de la Mer






Re: [Amel] Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)

rossirossix4
 

Thanks, the tab doesn't seem to have much space do move.

Am I correct in assuming that I push it toward the bow of the boat? With a pliars?Screw driver? Is there a technique to this?

I assume that the prop nut loosens counterclockwise. Is that the case?

Thanks again.

Bob

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

Bob,
If the setup is anything like mine, the tab has to be bent away from the nut to remove the nut. It is a retainer for the nut.
When you are done, bend the tabs back against the nut,
fair winds,
eric sm 387

----- Original Message -----
From: rossirossix4
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009 3:16 pm
Subject: [Amel] Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

I am hoping to get some advice on removing my fixed prop from my
1993 Amel. Mine is a Santorin, but I expect that Super M's from
the same time are applicable.

There is a prop spinner nut that will take a wrench but also
appears to be a small metal tab coming from the union of the
spinner and the prop.

Can anyone give me any advice on this? Also, once the spinner
nut is removed, is there another trick?

Thanks,

Bob Brittany de la Mer





Re: [Amel] Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Bob, once you get the nut off you will need a puller to get the prop off the shaft.  There are three tapped holes in the for three screws.  So, you make up a puller with a center bolt to use as puller, screw in the three screws and put some pressure on the pulling nut.  Then with a brass bar tap on the side of the prop hub to get it come off.  If a some pressure from the pull and some tapping does not work you'll need to add some heat to the prop hub.  Once off are you planning to change the seals and bearings.  Be ready with a 5 gallon bucket to catch the 2 gallons of oil inside that housing.  Have the bearings and three seals BEFORE you start.  Pack the seals in axel grease when you put it back together. Be very sure that the shaft and prop are very clean before you put it back together.  Tighten the Nut let it set while you have a coffee then pull it home, and bend over the tab.  Good luck Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

--- On Sun, 7/19/09, kimberlite@optonline.net <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite@optonline.net <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009, 3:32 PM






 





Bob,

If the setup is anything like mine, the tab has to be bent away from the nut to remove the nut. It is a retainer for the nut.

When you are done, bend the tabs back against the nut,

fair winds,

eric sm 387



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

From: rossirossix4

Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009 3:16 pm

Subject: [Amel] Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com



I am hoping to get some advice on removing my fixed prop from my
1993 Amel. Mine is a Santorin, but I expect that Super M's from
the same time are applicable.
There is a prop spinner nut that will take a wrench but also
appears to be a small metal tab coming from the union of the
spinner and the prop.
Can anyone give me any advice on this? Also, once the spinner
nut is removed, is there another trick?
Thanks,
Bob Brittany de la Mer


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Re: [Amel] Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)

eric freedman
 

Bob,
If the setup is anything like mine, the tab has to be bent away from the nut to remove the nut. It is a retainer for the nut.
When you are done, bend the tabs back against the nut,
fair winds,
eric sm 387

----- Original Message -----
From: rossirossix4
Date: Sunday, July 19, 2009 3:16 pm
Subject: [Amel] Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

I am hoping to get some advice on removing my fixed prop from my
1993 Amel. Mine is a Santorin, but I expect that Super M's from
the same time are applicable.

There is a prop spinner nut that will take a wrench but also
appears to be a small metal tab coming from the union of the
spinner and the prop.

Can anyone give me any advice on this? Also, once the spinner
nut is removed, is there another trick?

Thanks,

Bob Brittany de la Mer



Web Domains Pointing to Our Users Group

rossirossix4
 

Just FYI I have two domains that are forwarded to our group. These are www.amelyachtowners.com (forwarded some time ago)and www.amelownersgroup.com (just forwarded--so give it an hour or so to point correctly)

Hopefully these will make it easier to find the group when using a computer that doesn't have it our group bookmarked.

Bob
1993 Santorin Brittany de la Mer


Advice Removing Fixed Prop (still hoping for some help)

rossirossix4
 

I am hoping to get some advice on removing my fixed prop from my 1993 Amel. Mine is a Santorin, but I expect that Super M's from the same time are applicable.

There is a prop spinner nut that will take a wrench but also appears to be a small metal tab coming from the union of the spinner and the prop.

Can anyone give me any advice on this? Also, once the spinner nut is removed, is there another trick?

Thanks,

Bob Brittany de la Mer


Re: [Amel] anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?

Dave_Benjamin
 

David,
Thanks for the concise reply. If you or anyone else on the list has removed their original Lewmar 16 (ST or not) I'd be interested in purchasing it.

--- On Thu, 7/16/09, David Wallace <svairops@hotmail.com> wrote:

From: David Wallace <svairops@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 12:46 PM


Dave,
The winch was a 16ST and was just for reefing, mounted bottom aft on the main mast on an aluminum bracket.  We removed it and the bracket when we installed our furling main.  The winch mounts with 5 studs in a pentagon pattern, the mounting bolts are 1/4".  The Lewmar catalog says "5x M6 (1/4 in) c'sk head screws on 94mm (3 11/16") PCD".  Hope this helps.
Dave
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: dave_benjamin@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:09:18 -0700
Subject: RE: [Amel] anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?




















   
                  David,Ours has a conventional main so it's a small winch just for reefing. But maybe it's the same. Never know. Thanks! I'll check the secondhand store to see if they have one I can compare mounting holes with.



--- On Thu, 7/16/09, David Wallace <svairops@hotmail.com> wrote:



From: David Wallace <svairops@hotmail.com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 10:02 AM



Dave,

Air Ops had a Lewmar 16 on the main mast for furling. 

   

   

   

   



   



   

   

Dave Wallacesv Air OpsMaramu #104

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Re: [Amel] Furuno 1720

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Jean, thanks for the tip.  When we got the "rings?" we asked Furuno and it was suggest that we adjust the gain on our 1724 unit.  IF there is more then one unit running off the master MAKE SURE THEY ARE THE SAME SOFTWARE NUMBER.
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

--- On Sat, 7/11/09, Jean Boucharlat <jean.boucharlat@orange.fr> wrote:

From: Jean Boucharlat <jean.boucharlat@orange.fr>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Furuno 1720
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009, 6:47 AM

















Your problem might be due to your shortening of the cable.



Radars are tuned to a given length of cable between antenna and monitor, or

rather digital signal processor. You might have to retune the system but I

do not know how to go about it. Maybe you’ll find instructions in your

manual, if not, a dealer should be able to do it fairly easily.



Jean Boucharlat



(Formerly SM N° 232)



From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of David and Hazel

Worthington

Sent: samedi 11 juillet 2009 12:26

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: [Amel] Furuno 1720



Hello All

Thanks for all the input re prop driven alternators, I think I have decided

to go for the clean and silent approach and install solar panels



Does anyone out there know why the picture on my Furuno 1720 has started to

slowly revolve in small increments each time the radar sweeps? The book says

suspect the scanner motor or pcb card, I wonder whether cutting and

reconnecting the cable to facilitate a rerig has caused the problem



Does anyone have any parts for sale? any info gratefully received

Thanks

David and Hazel

Sharki 148



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Re: [Amel] Raymarine 24 volt Autopilot Drive & 12 volt Clutches - Linear & Rotary

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Just for the hell of it, why not check the voltage coming into the clutch system before anyone starts changing fuses.  An once of prevention......
Fairwinds to all.
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209 in Annapolis

--- On Tue, 7/14/09, svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> wrote:

From: svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
Subject: [Amel] Raymarine 24 volt Autopilot Drive & 12 volt Clutches - Linear & Rotary
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 9:38 PM

















Greetings,



Our Raymarine 24 volt Linear Drive unit failed recently. We sent the unit to Raymarine Asia Service Center for repair. The diagnosis was a failed clutch. I had the clutch replaced and for good measure, also replaced the drive motor.



Recently the clutch failed again. In discussions with Raymarine we found that the 4 amp clutch fuse inside the Raymarine Course Computer was set to 24 volts rather than 12 volts. Raymarine's tech informed us that all of their clutches are 12 volts, even in a 24 volt drive. The fuse is easy to find. Open the inspection door and look for the label, "Clutch <-12V - 24V ->"



I never changed this fuse position to 24 volts and I suspect it probably was in this position since installation. You might want to check yours. I would be interested in hearing if anyone else has this set incorrectly.



Best,



Bill

s/v BeBe, SM2, #387

anchored Magnetic Island, GBR, Australia































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Re: [Amel] Shaft generator

Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

Hi Robin,

Had the alternator tested, it failed. Bought a new one since and will do the re-wiring in September when I return to the boat.

Thanks,

Horst




________________________________
From: Robin Cooter <robincooter@yahoo.co.uk>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, 17 July, 2009 15:15:49
Subject: Re: [Amel] Shaft generator


Hi Horst,

Mine stopped working and an engineer, who knows AMELS, working on another job, had a look and fixed it. Are you sure it's the alternator that has "died" and not a problem with the wireing?

Robin Cooter

--- On Mon, 13/7/09, Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@ yahoo.co. uk> wrote:

From: Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@ yahoo.co. uk>
Subject: [Amel] Shaft generator
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Monday, 13 July, 2009, 7:51 PM

My shaft generator has stopped working.
I would like to buy one.
If there is anyone who does not use his, please contact me.

Horst Maramu 168


Re: [Amel] Shaft generator

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

Hi Horst,
 
Mine stopped working and an engineer, who knows AMELS, working on another job, had a look and fixed it.   Are you sure it's the alternator that has "died" and not a problem with the wireing?
 
Robin Cooter

--- On Mon, 13/7/09, Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:


From: Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel] Shaft generator
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, 13 July, 2009, 7:51 PM








My shaft generator has stopped working.
I would like to buy one.
If there is anyone who does not use his, please contact me.

Horst Maramu 168


Re: [Amel] anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?

David Wallace
 

Dave,
The winch was a 16ST and was just for reefing, mounted bottom aft on the main mast on an aluminum bracket. We removed it and the bracket when we installed our furling main. The winch mounts with 5 studs in a pentagon pattern, the mounting bolts are 1/4". The Lewmar catalog says "5x M6 (1/4 in) c'sk head screws on 94mm (3 11/16") PCD". Hope this helps.
Dave
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: dave_benjamin@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:09:18 -0700
Subject: RE: [Amel] anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?





















David,Ours has a conventional main so it's a small winch just for reefing. But maybe it's the same. Never know. Thanks! I'll check the secondhand store to see if they have one I can compare mounting holes with.

--- On Thu, 7/16/09, David Wallace <svairops@hotmail.com> wrote:



From: David Wallace <svairops@hotmail.com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 10:02 AM



Dave,

Air Ops had a Lewmar 16 on the main mast for furling.



















Dave Wallacesv Air OpsMaramu #104

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Re: [Amel] Re: anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?

Dave_Benjamin
 

Alex,
It's the reefing winch near the base of the main mast. Thanks!

--- On Thu, 7/16/09, Alex Paquin <alex.paquin@usa.net> wrote:

From: Alex Paquin <alex.paquin@usa.net>
Subject: [Amel] Re: anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 6:10 AM













 





Which mast are you refering to? I can send you a photograph tomorrow with the specs of the missing winch, which are all Lewmar on our Maramu.



Alex Paquin

s/v SIMPATICO

Maramu Hull 94

































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Re: [Amel] anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?

Dave_Benjamin
 

David,Ours has a conventional main so it's a small winch just for reefing. But maybe it's the same. Never know. Thanks! I'll check the secondhand store to see if they have one I can compare mounting holes with.

--- On Thu, 7/16/09, David Wallace <svairops@hotmail.com> wrote:

From: David Wallace <svairops@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 10:02 AM


Dave,
Air Ops had a Lewmar 16 on the main mast for furling. 
   
   
   
   


   


   
   
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Re: [Amel] anyone know what Amel installed as reefing winch on older Maramu?

David Wallace
 

Dave,
Air Ops had a Lewmar 16 on the main mast for furling.











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