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Re: Port and Door Holders...

 

Eric,

The rubber things that hold the ports open. They also hold the V berth doors open. 

Best,

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


On Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 9:13 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

What are you referring to with respect to “ mushrooms”?

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Port and Door Holders...

 

I bought 8 from Amel while they still had them. I suspect some are still aboard BeBe. 

Best,

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

 

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 7:59 PM Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

i have the same issue with degraded black rubber mushrooms.  Did you find a solution?

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM 419
Rockland,  Maine


Re: This should interest all members, especially Amel yacht owners

Davi Rozgonyi
 

I forgot to add a shout out to Bill himself... I never had the scratch for the school, but the remote photography-based evaluation service was a god-send. I highly recommend it to any prospective buyers. 


Re: This should interest all members, especially Amel yacht owners

Mark McGovern
 

As a "new-ish" owner of an Amel at just over 2 years now, I could not agree with Brent more.  The existence of this forum was a huge tick in the "Pro" column for buying an Amel when we were looking for a safe, comfortable, and affordable world cruising vessel.  The amount of maintenance and technical information including part numbers, sources, methods, tips and tricks are simply amazing for a DIYer bent on exploring places where YOU and your spares are the main (only?) resource that you will rely on to keep your systems operational.  The Amel Facebook group does a great job showing you all the beautiful places your Amel can take you.  This group does a great job making sure you get there safe and sound, can take a hot shower when you arrive, can cook a nice meal on your stovetop or oven, and can enjoy the cold beverage of your choice in that beautiful place!  Both are equally valuable to me.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

karkauai
 

Thanks Eric & Heinz!

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
karkauai@...
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Aug 3, 2019, at 7:35 AM, Heinz Stutenbaeumer <heinz@...> wrote:

Hallo
In the episodes 204 and 205 of the series Sv Delos on YouTube they show how they restored the hull of the Delos.
In episode 205 after about 50 % you can see how the seal in the rudder is renewed.

Fare Winds
Heinz, SY Quetzal, Super Maramu 200, 292

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Im Auftrag von karkauai via Groups.Io
Gesendet: Samstag, 3. August 2019 05:05
An: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

Thanks Eric, any idea how long the packing material might last if kept in a vacuum sealed bag?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Aug 2, 2019, at 10:17 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi ,
Here is a photo of a wrench that I made to tighten the nut. It is made from a piece of 6 mm aluminum stock and cut out with a band saw.

You can also make a long "L" shaped piece of stainless steel the vertical part of the L will hold the nut in place and the horizontal section is drilled for screws and this screws into the base below the nut.

I expanded the stuffing box and now have 5 pieces of packing in the stuffing box. I have kept the packing in a plastic zip lock bag taped with duct tape near the rudder stock along with a packing nut.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:54 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

As it happens I’ve just ordered a new nut together with the packing material for our boat.
Regrettably the nut is not on stock at Amel, they just ordered new ones themselves but it will be September before they are back on stock.
Looking at your picture you seem to have enough room to tighten the nut 1/6 or 1/3 turn.
Be careful as the nut is made of nylon. A rudder gland should not leak at all. The packing material is grease saturated and should keep the water out.
Use a good fitting wrench to tighten the nut and turn it slowly. Do 1/6th of a turn and first assess the result before turning it any more. If movement is extremely hard, the packing material needs to be replaced first.

Regards,
Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121




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Re: Port and Door Holders...

karkauai
 

Eric, I have them on Kristy.  They hold open the portlites and double doors to the forward cabin

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Aug 3, 2019, at 2:39 AM, Ian <parkianj@...> wrote:

I got some in a chandlery in Martinique made by Goiot.
Ian
Ocean Hobo




Re: B & G Hydra System For Sale

karkauai
 

Hi Elaine,
I’m interested in the Hydra, and maybe some Onan parts.  Specifically the control board for the Onan.

Please contact me at email below.

What did you replace them with?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM243
USA cell: +1 828-234-6819

On Aug 2, 2019, at 11:40 PM, Elaine Leishman via Groups.Io <leishman.elaine@...> wrote:

Selling B & G hydra system as removed from 1999 Super Maramu.  Working, except for a fault with the wind transducer.  Sonic speed sensors are brand new, never installed.  Will package and post worldwide.  Contact Elaine via the group.  We also have a lot of spare parts for the Volvo Penta engine and the Onan genset.
Elaine
SM 251 Nebo


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Hallo
In the episodes 204 and 205 of the series Sv Delos on YouTube they show how they restored the hull of the Delos.
In episode 205 after about 50 % you can see how the seal in the rudder is renewed.

Fare Winds
Heinz, SY Quetzal, Super Maramu 200, 292

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Im Auftrag von karkauai via Groups.Io
Gesendet: Samstag, 3. August 2019 05:05
An: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

Thanks Eric, any idea how long the packing material might last if kept in a vacuum sealed bag?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Aug 2, 2019, at 10:17 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi ,
Here is a photo of a wrench that I made to tighten the nut. It is made from a piece of 6 mm aluminum stock and cut out with a band saw.

You can also make a long "L" shaped piece of stainless steel the vertical part of the L will hold the nut in place and the horizontal section is drilled for screws and this screws into the base below the nut.

I expanded the stuffing box and now have 5 pieces of packing in the stuffing box. I have kept the packing in a plastic zip lock bag taped with duct tape near the rudder stock along with a packing nut.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:54 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

As it happens I’ve just ordered a new nut together with the packing material for our boat.
Regrettably the nut is not on stock at Amel, they just ordered new ones themselves but it will be September before they are back on stock.
Looking at your picture you seem to have enough room to tighten the nut 1/6 or 1/3 turn.
Be careful as the nut is made of nylon. A rudder gland should not leak at all. The packing material is grease saturated and should keep the water out.
Use a good fitting wrench to tighten the nut and turn it slowly. Do 1/6th of a turn and first assess the result before turning it any more. If movement is extremely hard, the packing material needs to be replaced first.

Regards,
Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121




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Bow thruster carbon brushes size

ahmet kipcak
 

Hi, everybady
Here in Turkey I asked to Amel Emek marine/Gocek to purchase carbon brushes for my SM 247 as spare part.
They asked me size of brushes because they have different size of brushes in their stock.
May I asked your advices about this issue, otherwise I will disassemble motor to check brushes size.

Thanks for your help and wish safe sailings.

Ahmet


Spinniker or parasailor

Paul Brown
 

hello all, I am inquiring for some advice on purchasing a symmetrical spinniker or parasail to sail directly down wind by using the Genoa pole.

does owners have experience with a suitable unit for this purpose and the pros and cons and performance gained?

all advice is very much appreciated 

kind regards Paul 55#17 

Fortuna II



Re: Port and Door Holders...

Ian Park
 

I got some in a chandlery in Martinique made by Goiot.
Ian
Ocean Hobo


Re: Port and Door Holders...

eric freedman
 

Thanks John,

I wondered why I did not know of them they are not on the sm

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of JOHN HAYES
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 11:18 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Port and Door Holders...

 

Snap 

 

If anyone can find a source I’d like to buy a couple 

 

Eric they are rubber mushrooms screwed into the inside back wall of a Santorin into which the toilet door clicks and can be held open.

 

John Hayes 

Nga Waka

 

Sn41

 

Currently in Vava’u 


On 3/08/2019, at 3:11 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

What are you referring to with respect to “ mushrooms”?

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Port and Door Holders...

 

I bought 8 from Amel while they still had them. I suspect some are still aboard BeBe. 

Best,

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

 

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 7:59 PM Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

i have the same issue with degraded black rubber mushrooms.  Did you find a solution?

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM 419
Rockland,  Maine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

eric freedman
 

Kent,
I have had packing in a zip lock bag by the rudder for 5 years and when I used it was like new.
I installed it with molykote.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of karkauai via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 11:05 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

Thanks Eric, any idea how long the packing material might last if kept in a vacuum sealed bag?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Aug 2, 2019, at 10:17 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi ,
Here is a photo of a wrench that I made to tighten the nut. It is made from a piece of 6 mm aluminum stock and cut out with a band saw.

You can also make a long "L" shaped piece of stainless steel the vertical part of the L will hold the nut in place and the horizontal section is drilled for screws and this screws into the base below the nut.

I expanded the stuffing box and now have 5 pieces of packing in the stuffing box. I have kept the packing in a plastic zip lock bag taped with duct tape near the rudder stock along with a packing nut.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:54 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

As it happens I’ve just ordered a new nut together with the packing material for our boat.
Regrettably the nut is not on stock at Amel, they just ordered new ones themselves but it will be September before they are back on stock.
Looking at your picture you seem to have enough room to tighten the nut 1/6 or 1/3 turn.
Be careful as the nut is made of nylon. A rudder gland should not leak at all. The packing material is grease saturated and should keep the water out.
Use a good fitting wrench to tighten the nut and turn it slowly. Do 1/6th of a turn and first assess the result before turning it any more. If movement is extremely hard, the packing material needs to be replaced first.

Regards,
Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121




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B & G Hydra System For Sale

Elaine Leishman
 

Selling B & G hydra system as removed from 1999 Super Maramu.  Working, except for a fault with the wind transducer.  Sonic speed sensors are brand new, never installed.  Will package and post worldwide.  Contact Elaine via the group.  We also have a lot of spare parts for the Volvo Penta engine and the Onan genset.
Elaine
SM 251 Nebo


Re: Shore power contactor burnt out

heinz@quetzal.berlin
 

Hallo 
I changed my switch last year in a Philippi Lau 340 with 3 inputs. 
1st shore power
2nd generator 
3. battery cable. 
The generator always has priority. 

This gives you the possibility to have 220 v permanently on the sockets in the ship.  Works great. 
520 Euro 
Fare winds 
Heinz Sy Quetzal, Super Marabu 2000, 292 
image1.png

Mit freundlichen Grüßen 
Heinz Stutenbāumer
Dachdeckermeister


Am 03.08.2019 um 04:02 schrieb eric freedman <kimberlite@...>:

Hi Eamonn,

That type of manual switch is called a transfer switch.

Did you also install a galvanic isolator in the circuit while you were rewiring the boat?

What type of housing did you enclose the circuit breaker in your aft lazarette?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eamonn Washington
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 4:10 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Shore power contactor burnt out

 

Hi Eric

The contactor is an automatic switch that selects either the power from the shore or the generator.  The manual switch does the same job, just manually.  I bought a Schneider Electric rotary switch rated for 32A, with an off position between the shore and generator position.  It is inside the same box in the cockpit locker, except the selector is inside the galley to port of the existing generator start switch.

My Stator was rewound for 610 euros including VAT, and was assembled (with difficulty) in the engine room.  It all works now.  I also installed the 20A bipolar trip switches in the aft lazerette that Bill suggested, and I took the opportunity to replace the full length of the shore power cable (right up to the rotary switch).

All the electrical work was done by an electrician.

Best regards
--
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.


Re: Port and Door Holders...

JOHN HAYES
 

Snap 

If anyone can find a source I’d like to buy a couple 

Eric they are rubber mushrooms screwed into the inside back wall of a Santorin into which the toilet door clicks and can be held open.

John Hayes 
Nga Waka

Sn41

Currently in Vava’u 


On 3/08/2019, at 3:11 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

What are you referring to with respect to “ mushrooms”?

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Port and Door Holders...

 

I bought 8 from Amel while they still had them. I suspect some are still aboard BeBe. 

Best,

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

 

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 7:59 PM Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

i have the same issue with degraded black rubber mushrooms.  Did you find a solution?

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM 419
Rockland,  Maine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

karkauai
 

Thanks Eric, any idea how long the packing material might last if kept in a vacuum sealed bag?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Aug 2, 2019, at 10:17 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi ,
Here is a photo of a wrench that I made to tighten the nut. It is made from a piece of 6 mm aluminum stock and cut out with a band saw.

You can also make a long "L" shaped piece of stainless steel the vertical part of the L will hold the nut in place and the horizontal section is drilled for screws and this screws into the base below the nut.

I expanded the stuffing box and now have 5 pieces of packing in the stuffing box. I have kept the packing in a plastic zip lock bag taped with duct tape near the rudder stock along with a packing nut.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:54 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

As it happens I’ve just ordered a new nut together with the packing material for our boat.
Regrettably the nut is not on stock at Amel, they just ordered new ones themselves but it will be September before they are back on stock.
Looking at your picture you seem to have enough room to tighten the nut 1/6 or 1/3 turn.
Be careful as the nut is made of nylon. A rudder gland should not leak at all. The packing material is grease saturated and should keep the water out.
Use a good fitting wrench to tighten the nut and turn it slowly. Do 1/6th of a turn and first assess the result before turning it any more. If movement is extremely hard, the packing material needs to be replaced first.

Regards,
Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121




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Re: Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

All good, it is a Generic Indicator 24 VDC Lamp T5 5mm, commonly used in the automotive industry. 5 cost $9, hate to know what it cost to run around town trying to look for the whole unit, ridiculous.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM#171

On 03/08/19 09:22, Mark Erdos wrote:

Hi Barry,

 

What light in the panel are you looking to replace? Is this the freshwater pump light? If so, there is a bulb inside the housing.

 

 

I used these (yellow) to replace the lights on the panel indicating the freezers we on. They fit with a little adhesive to hold in place. If your hole is too big, consider putting an o-ring on the new light and gluing it to the panel with a dab of contact cement.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 8:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171

 

On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

eric freedman
 

Hi ,
Here is a photo of a wrench that I made to tighten the nut. It is made from a piece of 6 mm aluminum stock and cut out with a band saw.

You can also make a long "L" shaped piece of stainless steel the vertical part of the L will hold the nut in place and the horizontal section is drilled for screws and this screws into the base below the nut.

I expanded the stuffing box and now have 5 pieces of packing in the stuffing box. I have kept the packing in a plastic zip lock bag taped with duct tape near the rudder stock along with a packing nut.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:54 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

As it happens I’ve just ordered a new nut together with the packing material for our boat.
Regrettably the nut is not on stock at Amel, they just ordered new ones themselves but it will be September before they are back on stock.
Looking at your picture you seem to have enough room to tighten the nut 1/6 or 1/3 turn.
Be careful as the nut is made of nylon. A rudder gland should not leak at all. The packing material is grease saturated and should keep the water out.
Use a good fitting wrench to tighten the nut and turn it slowly. Do 1/6th of a turn and first assess the result before turning it any more. If movement is extremely hard, the packing material needs to be replaced first.

Regards,
Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Port and Door Holders...

eric freedman
 

What are you referring to with respect to “ mushrooms”?

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 9:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Port and Door Holders...

 

I bought 8 from Amel while they still had them. I suspect some are still aboard BeBe. 

Best,

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

 

On Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 7:59 PM Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

i have the same issue with degraded black rubber mushrooms.  Did you find a solution?

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM 419
Rockland,  Maine


Re: Shore power contactor burnt out

eric freedman
 

Hi Eamonn,

That type of manual switch is called a transfer switch.

Did you also install a galvanic isolator in the circuit while you were rewiring the boat?

What type of housing did you enclose the circuit breaker in your aft lazarette?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Eamonn Washington
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 4:10 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Shore power contactor burnt out

 

Hi Eric

The contactor is an automatic switch that selects either the power from the shore or the generator.  The manual switch does the same job, just manually.  I bought a Schneider Electric rotary switch rated for 32A, with an off position between the shore and generator position.  It is inside the same box in the cockpit locker, except the selector is inside the galley to port of the existing generator start switch.

My Stator was rewound for 610 euros including VAT, and was assembled (with difficulty) in the engine room.  It all works now.  I also installed the 20A bipolar trip switches in the aft lazerette that Bill suggested, and I took the opportunity to replace the full length of the shore power cable (right up to the rotary switch).

All the electrical work was done by an electrician.

Best regards
--
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.