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

karkauai
 

I guess I assumed that the autopilot was 24 volt, I'll check mine when I get back to her this weekend. Is the inspection plate on the unit above the galley sink?
Kent
SM243 Kristy


Raymarine 24 volt Autopilot Drive & 12 volt Clutches - Linear & Rotary

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

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


Re: [Amel] Dessalator 160 Logic Board

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hi Bill,
We installed one several years ago and the PCB is very different to the original. No wiring changes were necessary and it really is plug and play. The pump still starts after two minutes but it rejects the product until it is giving a reading of about 600ppm. There is then a click as the solenoid kicks in and the ppm reading then falls as good product is diverted into the tank.

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From: svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:48 AM
Subject: [Amel] Dessalator 160 Logic Board





Has anyone installed the new Dessalator Logic Board (the one that actually rejects high TDS)?

I am trying to determine if it is just plug and play or if there are any modifications necessary.

Regards,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
anchored in the GBR, Australia


Dessalator 160 Logic Board

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Has anyone installed the new Dessalator Logic Board (the one that actually rejects high TDS)?

I am trying to determine if it is just plug and play or if there are any modifications necessary.

Regards,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
anchored in the GBR, Australia


Shaft generator

Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

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


Turning blocks,

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Having just completed servicing my winches I checked the turning blocks and found that they were nearly seized up after some eight years of use. The repair was quick and simple.
First unpick the splice to remove the line from the block. Remove the bolt in the centre and then prise out the two piece bush holding the sheave in place. Remove the sheave holding it over a basin in case the Delrin ball bearings fall out...they are held in but will come out very easily if tempted.
The bushes were set into a stainless tube which is set in another stainless tube which is pressed into the sheave and it's centre is lined with a black bearing surface, perhaps Teflon. Over the past eight years gravity has resulted in the Teflon tube working itself downwards so that it drags on the cheek of the block. I tapped it back into place with a hammer and reassembled the as new block and remade the splice. Bingo!

Regards, Anne and John, SM 319


Re: [Amel] Amel 54 - Fitting Solar Panels - Stern Arch

Laurens & Rineke <laurens@...>
 

Dear Martin

I put a few weeks ago some pictures of the arch in the photo section
If you like I can send you the detailed quotation which I got from
Franck (Secteur Blanc) to you
Please reply to my private email

Regards
Laurens

At 12:26 13-7-2009, you wrote:


Does anyone have experience of fitting a stern arch to an Amel 54,
to carry solar panels. We have the Simpson Lawrence davits fitted.
Subsequently we saw a very neat stern arch incorporating davits
ontwo 54's but have no information about this custom modification.

I would also appreciate any experience from other owners about wind
generators, mounting, coupling into exisiting charging systems etc.

We have owned our 54 for two years and sailed some 4,000 miles
during that period. Overall we are very pleased with the choice that
we made. We intend to depart on a slow circumnavigation in 2010. The
main issue that I have at the present time is to provide enough
alternative energy generation to power some of the regular load
imposed by refrigeration etc.

Martin Bevan




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Amel 54 - Fitting Solar Panels - Stern Arch

yachtcaduceus <yachtcaduceus@...>
 

Does anyone have experience of fitting a stern arch to an Amel 54, to carry solar panels. We have the Simpson Lawrence davits fitted. Subsequently we saw a very neat stern arch incorporating davits ontwo 54's but have no information about this custom modification.

I would also appreciate any experience from other owners about wind generators, mounting, coupling into exisiting charging systems etc.

We have owned our 54 for two years and sailed some 4,000 miles during that period. Overall we are very pleased with the choice that we made. We intend to depart on a slow circumnavigation in 2010. The main issue that I have at the present time is to provide enough alternative energy generation to power some of the regular load imposed by refrigeration etc.

Martin Bevan


How to grease rack and pinion on a Mango

Tom Steinhoff <sytoujours@...>
 

Tom is trying to grease the aft facing fitting on the bulkhead of the rack and pinion steering. Took wheel off, and he cannot get to the grease fitting  - he tried an L shaped fitting, too big, and also a flexible fitting, also too big.. Any ideas? Thanks




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Relax chair in 54

Laurens & Rineke <laurens@...>
 

We found the 2 starboard chairs in our 54 not comfortable enough specially when watching TV or reading a book. You only can sit upright and there is no way to give your legs a rest. So we did some thinking for a solution. To our opinion we found a very good one. To explain this we added some photo's in the photo book under the name Relax Chair. As you can see it's easy to make, easy to use and easy to stow.

Laurens & Rineke
Fun@Sea
Rotterdam
Netherlands


Re: Marina in Marmaris

Armin <n4796p@...>
 

Hallo Rudy, wir lagen von Mai 2008 bis Mai 2009 in der Setur Marina in Kusadasi. Die Liegeplatzgebühr war die günstigste an der türkischen Küste, allerdings hat der neue Manager um ca 30% aufgeschlagen für 2009. Die Marina ist Tag und Nacht gut bewacht, das Personal nett und hilfsbereit. Die Infrastruktur ist sehr gut, zum Flughafen Izmir (75 km) kommt man mit dem Taxi für 45 bis 50 €. Um SAMANTHA (die wir aus Port Napoleon und von Deiner Homepage her kennen) liegen zu lassen ist die Marina ideal (und sie wird bestimmt nicht versanden!)
Viele Grüsse
Nicole und Armin
SM2K#357 ASHIA

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "rzurkirchen2003" <r.zurkirchen@...> wrote:

Hi evrybody
can anyone give me a good typ for a marina with reasonable price but well organised and secured in Marmaris ? I want to sail in Turkish waters this automne.
Fair winds
SAMANTHA
Rudy


Re: [Amel] Furuno 1720

Jean Boucharlat
 

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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Furuno 1720

David and Hazel Worthington <spritoaffine@...>
 

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


Marina in Marmaris

r.zurkirchen
 

Hi evrybody
can anyone give me a good typ for a marina with reasonable price but well organised and secured in Marmaris ? I want to sail in Turkish waters this automne.
Fair winds
SAMANTHA
Rudy


Re: [Amel] Cockpit enclosure

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

I also put a bar above the mizzen boom to do full cockpit enclosure. Being 6'3" I went one stage further as even with full bimini I could not stand up straight. My solution was to re-route the mainsheet from under the boom and run it with the traveller to a new winch. This allowed me to raise the bimini and I now have more than 6'6" of headroom, what a relief for the non vertically challennged Amel Owner!
Bob
Minaxi SM6

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Will take some tomorow and so long as I can discover how to put them on the site will do so.
Regards
Danny 

--- On Wed, 8/7/09, karkauai <karkauai@...> wrote:


From: karkauai <karkauai@...>
Subject: [Amel] Cockpit enclosure
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Wednesday, 8 July, 2009, 1:21 PM








Danny, any pics of the new cockpit cover? I've got a hodge-podge of parts from different enclosures that I haven't been able to put together in any coherent way, so will be doing something like you've done this summer.
Thanks,
Kent
"Kristy" SM 243
















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Re: [Amel] Cockpit enclosure

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Will take some tomorow and so long as I can discover how to put them on the site will do so.
Regards
Danny

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From: karkauai <karkauai@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Amel] Cockpit enclosure
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Wednesday, 8 July, 2009, 1:21 PM








Danny, any pics of the new cockpit cover? I've got a hodge-podge of parts from different enclosures that I haven't been able to put together in any coherent way, so will be doing something like you've done this summer.
Thanks,
Kent
"Kristy" SM 243
















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Cockpit enclosure

karkauai
 

Danny, any pics of the new cockpit cover? I've got a hodge-podge of parts from different enclosures that I haven't been able to put together in any coherent way, so will be doing something like you've done this summer.
Thanks,
Kent
"Kristy" SM 243


Re: [Amel] Re: Head Sail Furler

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks for this Trevor, your comments combined with Vito's give me some confidence and certainly the unit continues to fuction well. However just in case something comes up in the future I still would like to know how to go about servicing the unit.But if no one has had to that would suggest I have nothing to worry about.
We are near Newport Rhode Island and after three exceptional days it is pouring with rain. We are appreciating the extensions we had made to the bimini cover before we left FL giving us a fully enclosed cockpit. Following an idea we saw on BeBe in Opua we put a stainless tube across behind the mizzzen mast above the boom and atached to the mizzen shrouds ala the pole holders on the main shrouds. To this we have attached zip removeable top and sides and back and we have a fully useable cockpit regardless of the weather. Wonderfull
Danny SM 299

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From: seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Head Sail Furler
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Wednesday, 8 July, 2009, 1:28 AM








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

Danny on SM 299.
Does any one have information on servicing the headsail furler on the Super Maramu 2000? Large amounts of grease suddenly dropped out of ours when we were furling. We were on a passage from Ft Lauderdale Florida to Rhode Island New England so continued to use it with care and it worked OK but now we are in port we need to strip it and check what has happenned.
Cheers to you all
Danny
Danny,
I had a similar problem last year in Spain. Amel told me that the grease is not actually from the furler but from inside the foil which needs to be removed approx every twenty thousand miles and regreased.
I have probably sailed a further ten thousand miles South, where it has been much warmer and have had no further problems and still have not replaced the grease.
I hope this is of some help.
Regards,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
No 425
















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Re: [Amel] outhaul gearbox

Mike Ondra
 

Trevor,



I did extensive research on the outhaul, and furling, gearboxes (both the
same) used at least since SM #240. These squarish boxes are indeed Leroy
Somer, not the rounder Bonfiglioli used in the past. Unfortunately I have
the model # information on the boat, not with me here. Perhaps someone else
can read the # off the nameplate on the gearbox, but I don't think it will
do you any good.



I tracked them down through a local Leroy Somer dealer. After much effort I
broke down and purchased a new gearbox from Amel. Leroy Somer would not
sell the gears or the entire gear box direct no matter how hard I pressed,
only through Amel. I believe Amel also will sell the gears separately, but
perhaps the sum of the cost of the parts will be near the cost of the entire
assembled gearbox.



However, bearings and seals are "off the shelf" components and can be
purchase in many places that service machinery.



Mike Ondra

ALETES SM #240

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of seafeverofcuan
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 11:36 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] outhaul gearbox









Does ayone know the actual Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox part no?
I need a new bronze gear ring, currently my boat is in Argentina and I am in
Northern Ireland. The UK Leroy Somer dealer is very helpful,but I am unable
to give him any information.
Thanks.
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu 2000 Red Line
No 425


Re: Head Sail Furler

seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@...>
 

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

Danny on SM 299.
Does any one have information on servicing the headsail furler on the Super Maramu 2000? Large amounts of grease suddenly dropped out of ours when we were furling. We were on a passage from Ft Lauderdale Florida to Rhode Island New England so continued to use it with care and it worked OK but now we are in port we need to strip it and check what has happenned.
Cheers to you all
Danny
Danny,
I had a similar problem last year in Spain. Amel told me that the grease is not actually from the furler but from inside the foil which needs to be removed approx every twenty thousand miles and regreased.
I have probably sailed a further ten thousand miles South, where it has been much warmer and have had no further problems and still have not replaced the grease.
I hope this is of some help.
Regards,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
No 425