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Re: Dripless shaft seal

James Alton
 

Wade,

  If the cutlass bearings were made accurately it could matter a little but if the shaft feels tight and is not rattling then I would not worry about it.  In my experience there is sometimes more than 3 thou variation in the new bearings I buy,  not sure why but put two new bearings on the same shaft and one is likely to be tighter than the other.   Interestingly my boat came with a spare cutlass bearing and it was also a fractional size yet the shaft measures 35mm exactly so I am not 100% sure of what bearing is actually in my boat now.   

James

On Dec 7, 2019, at 11:05 AM, Wade Shikoski via Groups.Io <n2everythg@...> wrote:

Re: cutlass. - I don’t know if the shaft was ever changed. But 1 3/8” = 1.375” and 35mm = 1.37795. 
Shaft is tight and does not wiggle side to side or up and down. I wonder if the less than 3 thousandths of an inch would really matter? I would think that much would wear off the bearing within a hundred hrs of engine time anyway?

thanks for clarifying the exact correct dimensions though. 


Re: Dripless shaft seal

Wade Shikoski
 

Re: cutlass. - I don’t know if the shaft was ever changed. But 1 3/8” = 1.375” and 35mm = 1.37795. 
Shaft is tight and does not wiggle side to side or up and down. I wonder if the less than 3 thousandths of an inch would really matter? I would think that much would wear off the bearing within a hundred hrs of engine time anyway?

thanks for clarifying the exact correct dimensions though. 


Re: Dripless shaft seal

Wade Shikoski
 

Thanks James. I Will be sure to change it out. I wondered about that but when I looked up stuffing boxes in the Paxton catalog to confirm the yards recommendation I saw at least one stuffing box that was sold with exhaust hose. Figured that confirmed the yard recommendation was ok. 
I will change it out. Rather go with more insurance than less in that critical ‘hole in the boat’


Re: Dripless shaft seal

James Alton
 

Wade,

   The exhaust hose is good for it’s intended application and but it is not as strong as the much thicker 5 ply hose sold specifically for stuffing boxes.  The hose that I use is by Buck Algonquin and has about a 3/8” wall thickness. 

    I am pretty sure that my Maramu has a 35mm shaft but perhaps yours was changed?

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Dec 7, 2019, at 9:37 AM, Wade Shikoski via Groups.Io <n2everythg@...> wrote:

<D89A4BCB-F2CD-4214-9070-E3709B9CD14A.jpeg><36BEFD13-A894-46C5-9423-AF1D842D20B4.jpeg>Just did this replacement on 83 maramu. Used a Johnson duramax size 1 7/8”x 1 3/8x 5 1/2” bearing. Replaced stuffing box hose with exhaust hose as per yard recommendation. 


Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Thomas,
Definitely not broken beyond repair. If, as Bill suggests, you can get a new plastic gear that would be super.  If not, you can actually repair the old one quite easily - search for my old post on the subject, but basically, separate the outer toothed part from the inner ring, rotate the toothed part on reassembly so you've spanned all the inner breaks. Then drill holes in the valleys of the gear on each side of the breaks, thru the inner ring and put "pins" (finishing nails will do) thru the holes. You might wash it in mineral spirits first and add some glue to the brew. I did this repair on mine maybe 12 years ago or so and it its still going strong.
Cheers, Craig


Re: Dripless shaft seal

Wade Shikoski
 

Just did this replacement on 83 maramu. Used a Johnson duramax size 1 7/8”x 1 3/8x 5 1/2” bearing. Replaced stuffing box hose with exhaust hose as per yard recommendation. 


Re: Dripless shaft seal

Arlo
 

Hello all, thanks for all the thoughts and recommendations. I am still doing my research, but for those Maramu and mango owners out there does anyone know what Amel used as OEM equipment for the shaft seal? Also the boat is in the water (we get hauled on the 16th of Dec) so I will likely order replacement parts this coming week...anyone replace their cutless bearing in their Mango or Maramu yet that can share any info?


Re: “Default” anchor arrangement on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi S&T,

Somewhat related to this topic. We have just thrown out the WASI anchor because of the poor fit on the bowroller. It has been replaced by a (second hand) Spade 35kg. Next to the original Delta secondary anchor this fits beautifully. The Spade fits perfect on the bowroller, no additional rollers needed and it is self launching. I also replaced the swivels with the Mantus swivels, very well designed as opposed to the WASI swivel that has the most stupid grub-screws (to lock the main bolts) you can imagine. Removal by hacksaw...
Just had the first anchor experience with the Spade. Immediate holding and 20+ windgusts had no effect. Too early to tell of course but first impressions are excellent.

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

(I’m not sure why the picture is upside down, seems a forum software glitch)
 


Re: Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 200our fridge is

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello M & A,

We’ve done well but we live aboard so we wanted a modernised SM2K equivalent.  (No dishwasher… thank goodness)

For instance, we have 2 AP’s, one electric on the wheel hub and a hydraulic one on the bell crank to the rudder; this was done to exacerbate the problem of steering gear failure.  We have also dismantled the rack and pinion steering and there is little wear on the racks themselves.  I attribute this to the hydraulic AP which is far less brutal than the electric unit… seems like the LECCY uses a 0 or a 1….

We are pleased with all our work.. and the changes we had to make following the “bodges” in Turkey.  Part of it is my fault as I was still working in London and could not physically oversee the works…

Sail faster you are at least 10000NM behind us.  BTW, NZ is a superb country; our second year here.

Kind regards


Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, Opua, NZ



On 7 Dec 2019, at 19:46, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi J.P.;
 
Glad to see you have worked out the bugs and have your Amel where you want her. I know you spent a lot of time and energy putting in all the upgrades. Must now be very proud of her. You guys are moving much faster than us. Maybe we’ll catch up somewhere again.
 
Happy Sailing;
 
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2019 6:32 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 200our fridge is
 
Hello Mark,
 
I concur with some of your thoughts but... 
- our fridge is a drawer type , keel cooled from Frigoboat. 185 litres. Great upgrade
 
- AC is now Webasto BlueCool 27 S. Good kit too
- floor boards are as you have.. never had a problem in even the most sporty conditions 
- full size washer in place of wet locker. Tons of browny points here
- galley refurbished in white Corian ... more browny points
 
Like you, it was not budget. But after full refit, our SM 007 is better than any SM2K and much newer in every point you might consider..unless the owner is as fussy as I. 
 
Kind regards,
 
Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, NZ

 



On 5/12/2019, at 1:42 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


There isn't a simple answer because some of the features of the SM2k were introduced before the SM2k, and later SM2ks had some additional changes and features.
 
Several years ago, I spent considerable time and effort in an attempt to answer your question and found it is impossible to answer, especially if you need to be 100% accurate and complete to the level of component install locations. You will find with each attempt to accomplish this, there will be someone, correctly stating, yes, but you didn't list.....
 

If you are looking to buy a SM, the SM2k will be your best  choice, however, if your budget limits selecting the SM2k, the SM is a good solution. Like Dan said, look at some. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
 
On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 6:14 PM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
Honestly Staten, just go look at the boats and decide what is important to you! Other people's opinions will be all over the place based on goals, preferences and budget. The SM is newer, bigger and has more amenities and storage... Both will take you safely around the world.  What are you looking for in a boat?
 
Best, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387

 

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 6:53 PM Staten via Groups.Io <vls43402=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
Thanks.  But that discussion appears to only concern the Mango and a version of the Super Maramu.  Im not finding a discussion of the 2000 model Super Maramu and prior versions.  



Re: Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 200our fridge is

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi J.P.;

 

Glad to see you have worked out the bugs and have your Amel where you want her. I know you spent a lot of time and energy putting in all the upgrades. Must now be very proud of her. You guys are moving much faster than us. Maybe we’ll catch up somewhere again.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, December 06, 2019 6:32 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 200our fridge is

 

Hello Mark,

 

I concur with some of your thoughts but... 

- our fridge is a drawer type , keel cooled from Frigoboat. 185 litres. Great upgrade

 

- AC is now Webasto BlueCool 27 S. Good kit too

- floor boards are as you have.. never had a problem in even the most sporty conditions 

- full size washer in place of wet locker. Tons of browny points here

- galley refurbished in white Corian ... more browny points

 

Like you, it was not budget. But after full refit, our SM 007 is better than any SM2K and much newer in every point you might consider..unless the owner is as fussy as I. 

 

Kind regards,

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, NZ

 



On 5/12/2019, at 1:42 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:



There isn't a simple answer because some of the features of the SM2k were introduced before the SM2k, and later SM2ks had some additional changes and features.

 

Several years ago, I spent considerable time and effort in an attempt to answer your question and found it is impossible to answer, especially if you need to be 100% accurate and complete to the level of component install locations. You will find with each attempt to accomplish this, there will be someone, correctly stating, yes, but you didn't list.....

 

If you are looking to buy a SM, the SM2k will be your best  choice, however, if your budget limits selecting the SM2k, the SM is a good solution. Like Dan said, look at some. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 6:14 PM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:

Honestly Staten, just go look at the boats and decide what is important to you! Other people's opinions will be all over the place based on goals, preferences and budget. The SM is newer, bigger and has more amenities and storage... Both will take you safely around the world.  What are you looking for in a boat?

 

Best, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387

 

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 6:53 PM Staten via Groups.Io <vls43402=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:

Thanks.  But that discussion appears to only concern the Mango and a version of the Super Maramu.  Im not finding a discussion of the 2000 model Super Maramu and prior versions.  


Re: Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 200our fridge is

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Mark,

I concur with some of your thoughts but... 
- our fridge is a drawer type , keel cooled from Frigoboat. 185 litres. Great upgrade

- AC is now Webasto BlueCool 27 S. Good kit too
- floor boards are as you have.. never had a problem in even the most sporty conditions 
- full size washer in place of wet locker. Tons of browny points here
- galley refurbished in white Corian ... more browny points

Like you, it was not budget. But after full refit, our SM 007 is better than any SM2K and much newer in every point you might consider..unless the owner is as fussy as I. 

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, NZ



On 5/12/2019, at 1:42 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


There isn't a simple answer because some of the features of the SM2k were introduced before the SM2k, and later SM2ks had some additional changes and features.

Several years ago, I spent considerable time and effort in an attempt to answer your question and found it is impossible to answer, especially if you need to be 100% accurate and complete to the level of component install locations. You will find with each attempt to accomplish this, there will be someone, correctly stating, yes, but you didn't list.....

If you are looking to buy a SM, the SM2k will be your best  choice, however, if your budget limits selecting the SM2k, the SM is a good solution. Like Dan said, look at some. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 6:14 PM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
Honestly Staten, just go look at the boats and decide what is important to you! Other people's opinions will be all over the place based on goals, preferences and budget. The SM is newer, bigger and has more amenities and storage... Both will take you safely around the world.  What are you looking for in a boat?

Best, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387


On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 6:53 PM Staten via Groups.Io <vls43402=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
Thanks.  But that discussion appears to only concern the Mango and a version of the Super Maramu.  Im not finding a discussion of the 2000 model Super Maramu and prior versions.  


Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Sv Garulfo
 

Thanks Bill, 

I will try Amel. 

In the diagram of the Marina ZZ pump I have, there is no details about the motor/gearbox components. Do you know if the white plastic gear is easy to replace without special tools/instructions?

Thanks
Regards 


Thomas 
GARULFO 
A54-122
Ua Pou, FP 


On Fri, 6 Dec 2019 at 15:03, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Several places had the gear. Sav at Amel had the white plastic gear and Emek Marine in Turkey. Have you tried those?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Fri, Dec 6, 2019, 6:05 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hi Oliver and all,

On the same subject, can you confirm this gearbox clutch is broken beyond repair? 


Oliver, 

Do you remember the details of the Bosch wipers motor you used?


Thanks
Thomas 
GARULFO
A54-122
Ua Pou, Marquesas, French Polynesia 



On Tue, 20 Aug 2019 at 06:00, Wolfgang Weber via Groups.Io <webercardio=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi to the group,
I bought a spare Pump and rubber kit 3 months ago.
Try www.vdm-reya.com  .service kit9 is REF 219424
Greetings Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162 in the way to Boston





Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

 

Several places had the gear. Sav at Amel had the white plastic gear and Emek Marine in Turkey. Have you tried those?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Fri, Dec 6, 2019, 6:05 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hi Oliver and all,

On the same subject, can you confirm this gearbox clutch is broken beyond repair? 


Oliver, 

Do you remember the details of the Bosch wipers motor you used?


Thanks
Thomas 
GARULFO
A54-122
Ua Pou, Marquesas, French Polynesia 



On Tue, 20 Aug 2019 at 06:00, Wolfgang Weber via Groups.Io <webercardio=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi to the group,
I bought a spare Pump and rubber kit 3 months ago.
Try www.vdm-reya.com  .service kit9 is REF 219424
Greetings Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162 in the way to Boston





Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Oliver and all,

On the same subject, can you confirm this gearbox clutch is broken beyond repair? 


Oliver, 

Do you remember the details of the Bosch wipers motor you used?


Thanks
Thomas 
GARULFO
A54-122
Ua Pou, Marquesas, French Polynesia 



On Tue, 20 Aug 2019 at 06:00, Wolfgang Weber via Groups.Io <webercardio=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi to the group,
I bought a spare Pump and rubber kit 3 months ago.
Try www.vdm-reya.com  .service kit9 is REF 219424
Greetings Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162 in the way to Boston





Re: Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 2000

Mark Garver
 

Staten,

I concur with Bill on the differences being hard to list, and someone will always think you left one out. However, with that said, I will give you our thoughts, as we were making the same decisions a couple of years ago. We looked at several SM2K's, mostly in the Caribbean and absolutely loved the boat, you can't go wrong. The SM2K's we looked at were certainly in line with our budget, but we found an older SM 1993, #105 that was well taken care of, with a brand new diesel engine, all new Raymarine navigation equipment, and other important items. So for us, this was the deciding factor, not budget precisely. But before anyone thinks I am advocating the SM vs. the SM2K, let me tell you the things we wish our SM had... (Many of these are actually from my wife)

1. The location of the fridge, right next to the stove/oven isn't convenient if someone is in the galley cooking. On the SM2K, the Fridge is near the companionway and much easier access.

2. We don't really miss out on having a dishwasher on board, but some might.

3. The heads on S/V It's Good are manual pump as opposed to electric flush, for me, not a big deal, but for guests it's another issue. It was for my wife until she got the hang of the manual procedure, so we are still married.

4. The layout of the switches/controls is not as convenient or sensible on our SM as on the SM2K, for instance, our navigation light switches are in the area between the forward head and the V-Berth, not real convenient to get to. Other panels, are split into separate panels, that aren't quite as logical as on the SM2K.

5. Our Dive Compressor is in the port-side cockpit locker, which while convenient for filling tanks if you scuba dive frequently, it takes up considerable storage space in that locker that might be more convenient for storing items you use more frequently.

6. Location and function of the main saloon A/C. This unit is installed under the forward dining table settees near center of the boat, meaning you lose the optional freezer/fridge that comes on the SM2K. In fact, we are looking to rearrange this, so we have the extra freezer for cruising. If you simply need the one under settee freezer/fridge that comes on the SM, then no biggy. But for extended cruising, and beer storage :) the SM2K offers more.

7. We love our wood floors with lift up panels for storage as opposed to the blue, hinged floors in the SM2K. This isn't really a functional thing, just a taste thing. However, that said, while it hasn't happened to us, I would worry about heavy weather and whether the floor panels can or would bounce up and out of their normal position.

8. On our SM, the main cabin (Aft) does not have the work table, which for us is a plus, we have a nice settee in the cabin, so if we are in port, or at anchor, one of us can sit on the bed, and one on the settee. In fact, so that my wife doesn't have to crawl over me, I sometimes make that settee my bed. :)

9. Location of the clothes washer machine on our SM, is also near the oven/stove, opposite side of the fridge, which again isn't convenient when someone is in the galley cooking. It really isn't a good location regardless.

10. I had to repair/replace a lot of little things due to the age of the boat, nothing major yet... although I think I have a stuck valve on the generator. Small things like the complete tubing for the heads, gaskets and valves on the pumps, replaced the main saloon A/C and the Aft Cabin A/C, anchor wash, rode counter, etc.

11. A couple of things that I can't recall seeing on the SM2K's we looked at are the three Fakir electric heaters; aft cabin, main saloon, and v-berth. These are great when at a marina as they keep the boat nice and toasty, in addition to the more efficient heat from the A/C units. We also have an Espar diesel heater, which we only fired up during the inspection, not sure when we would ever use that.

12. We love our Auto Generator Start (AGS) system, even in port at the marina it has been handy when shore power is knocked out during a tropical storm for keeping things running.

There are a couple of videos that you should look at, two are for the SM2K (Delos and Aquarius) and one also done by Ken from Aquarius of 

Delos Tour (SM2K): https://youtu.be/2uBS3HcAaRI

Aquarius Tour (SM2K): https://youtu.be/Ey1FX9icWv8

Eleuthra Tour (SM #007): https://youtu.be/Qq_yqu1gO2M

One last thing, for those of us with the older Super Maramu's, we have yet to find an owners manual :) 

I hope this helps at least some.

Best,

Mark
S/V It's Good
SM #105








 

On December 4, 2019 at 9:09 AM, "Staten via Groups.Io" <vls43402@...> wrote:

Please let me know what the difference is between these two models.  I am considering purchasing one or the other.




Re: “Default” anchor arrangement on an Amel 54

Dan Carlson
 

Hello Soraya,

Just for reference; on BeBe (SM#387), we have the 30kg SS Wasi Bugel that we use as the primary. We have a 30Kg alloy Delta type spade anchor as backup in the bow locker (looks like the anchor Nick shows on the starboard roller in his photo) and then we have a 15Kg Delta type, spade anchor in the stern locker.  We have used this smaller anchor off of the stern several times with very good holding for our purposes and it is reasonable to handle and deploy/retrieve off of the stern of the boat and out of the dinghy.  

I think that you need to decide your purpose for it. We like the versatility of the smaller and manageable size. But it's not sufficient as a heavy anchor for a high wind situation. 

Fortress is even better for providing strength and holding per weight and stowage size.

I hope you guys are enjoying the French Polynesia.

Best regards, Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387, at Shelter Bay Marina


On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 9:53 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@... wrote:
Hello,

Some of you have mentioned fortress, what size do you have/recommend as stern anchor for an A54?
Manufacturer table shows fx-55 based on LOA, but presumably not as secondary anchor.
Thanks for your feedback.


@Nick, could you pls share a picture of the second roller on starboard?


Regards
Soraya

Garulfo A54-122
Marquesas, French Polynesia




Re: Greasing stegring cables

smiles bernard
 

Hi James
Yes mine has 2 grease nipples also 
I am happy to report that my morse 401 racks were in great shape on inspection. I’m not too sure what they are made of  

One of my cables was stiff  which is why I took the steering apart.   I discovered that’s the reason was due to grease working it’s way into the cable ends and hardening. 
I managed to flush the old grease out with some kerosene and the cable was very smooth after that. Thanks to Graham on Zephyr for that tip 👍
I think with the use of lithium grease this hardening won’t happen. One to consider. 

All the very best

Miles
Maramu 162




On 4 Dec 2019, at 00:06, James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...> wrote:

Miles,

  If you look carefully on the back of the top rack I think that you will find that your boat actually has two grease nipples on the steering system,  or at least mine does.  I missed the second one myself on the first grease run.  I can tell that grease is getting on to the racks since it changes the sound and the feel slightly.  While it is certainly easy to pump some fresh grease in I am thinking that it would be a good idea for me to take everything apart and clean out any abrasive material that might be in the old grease.  Fingers crossed that everything looks good!

Best,

James
Maramu #220

On Dec 3, 2019, at 4:12 AM, smiles bernard via Groups.Io <smilesbernard@...> wrote:

Hi there 
I thought it would be interesting to note that on the mid 80s Maramus with morse 401 commander rack and pinion steering system each rack has a grease nipple so this sounds like a good idea as an upgrade for the ultraflex system imo. 

All the best
Miles
Maramu 162


On 23 Nov 2019, at 21:32, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Pat,

The potential grease port location I spoke of may be easy to reach on one rack, but I am not sure about the other. See below.
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--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 3:19 PM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat,

I haven't considered that. I assume that you are referring to the racks...the steering cable is sealed.

I assume that the "leaking grease" is coming from the rack housing at one end or the other. If I recall these ends are not perfectly sealed. And as the toothed rack moves back and forth, it could push excess grease toward the ends of the rack housing.

Keep in mind that it is the steel toothed racks inside each rack housing that will fail with excess wear and that excess wear will be very close to the center of each rack. I believe this is wear caused by the autopilot "back and forth motion." It may also be caused by securing the helm in a center position while anchored.

Amel SAV said that they are going to be sourcing these steel toothed racks and have them available, even though the original manufacturer, Ultraflex, has stopped producing them. See the worn rack below:
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One rack has teeth pointed upward, the other rack teeth are pointed downward. Tooth orientation, along with primarily 
center wear, should be considered when adding grease/fitting.
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Translation:Corrugated Washer ---- Teflon half-rings

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Possibly, the cover shown below can be drilled to inject grease. If so, this would be a fairly easy modification that could possibly add years of service to the racks. 
I am worried that the metal is to thin to take a thread tap. If that is true, possibly it could be drilled, grease injected and a rubber plug inserted. I know there are a few owners who can answer this question. We may need a volunteer to study this further.
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--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 1:55 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, For some years now I have had a minor leak of grease from the rack&pinion . What do you think about adding a nipple to put a little grease back into the unit .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Nov 23, 2019 9:52 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Greasing stegring cables

The cables are sealed.

The racks and pinion have to be disassembled to add grease. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 7:32 AM Arthur Sundqvist <arthur@...> wrote:
How and where do I Grease the Steering Cables?
arthur sundqvist
sm435. Vista
Fair winds.....






Re: Dripless shaft seal

sbmesasailor
 

Have you considered the Volvo Shaft Seal 828254 Shaft Size 25mm Stern Tube Diameter 42mm?

I have used it on my Maramu #121 for 18+ years and only replaced it once.  It doesn't "fail" it only starts to leak.  That's when you know it's time to replace.

Dennis Johns
Libertad


Re: A54 fridge circulation pump and a New Source for Marco Pumps

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

You might consider looking for a way to sound insulate the little Marco pump.  We have two of a similar model Marco's that replaced the Amel AMFA pump.  The Marco pumps are significantly quieter than the AMFA but the Marco is significantly noisier than the Flojet that runs virtually without noise.
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Mark & Debbie Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Dripless shaft seal

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Dave,
We, too had a Newport 41 before our SN! Have sent you a PM.
Craig