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Re: BT seals

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Thanks for the Feedback Pat,  

If you are correct, then my drawings are incorrect.  This is why I want to get the instructions completed, seems many people do not know how to install these seals.

Hopefully more people, some that have installed these seals, can give us some more insight.  

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: BT seals

Paul Guenette
 

Hi Ken,

Please put me down for two sets

Thanks

Paul Guenette

Aramis SM 444
Comox, BC, Canada


Re: BT seals

Stefano Biffi
 

Ken please 3 set for me. Boat in Italy thanks

Stefano
N’EVEREST Super Maramu 185
Italy

Il giorno 4 giu 2021, alle ore 05:58, Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> ha scritto:

Ken,

Please put me down for 2 sets to be shipped to NY

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Exploring City Island NY






Re: BT seals

Paul Stascavage
 

Ken,

Please put me down for 2 sets to be shipped to NY

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Exploring City Island NY


Re: BT seals

Patrick McAneny
 

I bought the seals months ago and being confused as to how they were to be installed ,I have not installed them. It would be helpful to see a photo of these seals installed in position. I have a set and a couple of weeks ago ,uncertain how to install them ,I installed my bow thruster in the original manner. Could these assumptions be confirmed.
1. Would I be correct to assume that the Amel supplied oil seal is not installed and that the larger female seal is installed in its place ?
2. The smaller seal just slides onto the shaft and moves up and down with the shaft and fits into the main seal when the thruster is lowered?
3. The foam seal is eliminated or its interior diameter is enlarged enough to allow the smaller seal to pass through and seal against the larger seal ?
4. If my assumptions are correct ,than these seals would only come in contact with each other ,when the thruster is in the down position , which is not when I have had water leak into the boat ,it has been underway in heavy seas.
5. Will these seals keep water out better than the oil seal we have used to this point. I only had leaking once after I failed to replace the two foam seals on the exterior ,thinking that they looked good ,but must have been compressed and lost their ability to seal properly. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jun 4, 2021 5:58 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] BT seals

To EVERYONE that has installed the new gaskets, and everyone that would like to buy the new gaskets. 

I don't think it wise to ship these gaskets without a good set of instructions!  I am working on a set of instructions, but NEED SOME HELP.  I have not installed these gaskets, and not sure I am getting the process down properly.  Please review my drawings, and let me know 1) If there is anything wrong, and 2) how to make them more understandable.  Please correct anything you see wrong, and I will change it, and everyone will get a good set of instructions.  Best adhesives and other products used would be nice to know as well.

We all want our Amels to be perfect!  I know page 4 and 5 might be overkill, but it's probably how I am going to do it.  Let me know your thoughts.

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: BT seals

Pietro Zaccari
 

1.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
2.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
3.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
4.  Slavko Despotovic 
5.  Slavko Despotovic
6.  Eloi Bamberg
7.  Eloi Bamberg
8.  Dan Wilcox, Feierabend, Seattle WA
9.  Dan Wilcox, Feierabend, Seattle WA
10.  Dan Wilcox, Feierabend, Seattle WA
11. Pietro Zaccari, Bolero, Italy
12. Pietro Zaccari, Bolero, Italy
13. Pietro Zaccari, Bolero, Italy


Pietro
Bolero SM 364, Bocca di Magra

Inviato da iPad


Re: BT seals

Dariusz Przygonski SN#89 LILA
 

Hi
Will thi
set of bow thruster sealst fit 1993 Santorin hull number 89


Re: BT seals

Dariusz Przygonski SN#89 LILA
 

Hi
Will this
sets of bow thruster seals fit 1993 Santorin hull number 89 ?


Engine blowers

william reynolds
 

My engine room fans have a snag
The engine room fans (exhaust and supply) are 24 vdc fans running on 12 vdc to extend their life but run a bit slower. These fans are actuated any time you have 12  vdc to the engine. When you shut down the engine and cut the 12 vdc the intake and exhaust fans will run until the engine room drops to a designated temperature. Does anyone know where this thermo device is located?  Mine occasionally fails ON and I have to pull the C/B to stop it. Nikimat in the past has posted the most extensive information and pictures available but this seems to be a new problem.
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2K 331


Re: BT seals

Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal <svrascal@...>
 

Nick Fowle Rascal US 
Nick Fowle Rascal US 

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On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 3:46 PM, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
Updated List for the 20 units Bow Thruster Seals----

1.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU

2.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
3.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
4.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
5.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
6.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
7.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
8.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
9.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
10.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
11.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
12.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
13.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
14.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
15.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
16.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
17.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
18.  Chuck Lacey sv Joy #388
19.  Pierre Blouin SV Viva, SM#374 Portland, OR
20.  Pierre Blouin SV Viva, SM#374 Portland, OR
21.  Ross Hickey SV Intrepid Kiwi. SM2K #356 Currently in Turkey
22.  Ross Hickey SV Intrepid Kiwi. SM2K #356 Currently in Turkey

Please add yourself quickly as we only have a few more days to up the order.

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262



Re: BT seals

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Ken,

Did you get our order earlier today as it is not on the list.

Kind regards

Mike & PETA

SOLITUDE
SM2K 461


On 4 Jun 2021, at 10:58, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

To EVERYONE that has installed the new gaskets, and everyone that would like to buy the new gaskets. 

I don't think it wise to ship these gaskets without a good set of instructions!  I am working on a set of instructions, but NEED SOME HELP.  I have not installed these gaskets, and not sure I am getting the process down properly.  Please review my drawings, and let me know 1) If there is anything wrong, and 2) how to make them more understandable.  Please correct anything you see wrong, and I will change it, and everyone will get a good set of instructions.  Best adhesives and other products used would be nice to know as well.

We all want our Amels to be perfect!  I know page 4 and 5 might be overkill, but it's probably how I am going to do it.  Let me know your thoughts.

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262
<BT Seal Placement Instructions page 1.pdf>
<BT Seal Placement Instructions page 2.pdf>
<BT Seal Placement Instructions page 3.pdf>
<BT Seal Placement Instructions page 4.pdf>
<BT Seal Placement Instructions page 5.pdf>
<BT Seal Placement Instructions page 6.pdf>
<BT Seal Placement Instructions page 7.pdf>


sv ABAYOMI #cal-notice

EricOpdeweegh
 

Dear Amalians,

Happy Days!!! 

We were always convinced there is only one type of boat to circumnavigate this blue planet comfortably and safely! A boat designed by Henry Amel himself!
It appears we were not the only one who had come to that conclusion:)

After Months of seaching and beleaving the right boat would cross out pads we can anounce 

We have become the proud and new owners of the Amel Super Maramu hull no 158.
The yacht, formerly known as NATHAPE after the exceptional nice and dear previous owners Nathalie & Hanspeter will be baptized soon as sv ABAYOMI

Abayomi: Bringer of happiness; Born to Bring Joy

We feel humble and proud to be part of this extra ordinairy group of Sailors.

Our great thanks also to Bill Rouse for his great effort, excellent advise and assistance in the purchase.

Hope to meet you one day somewhere on this beautifull blue planet.

Happy Sailing to all,

Eric & Els Opdeweegh
sv Abayomi
Hull 158  
Soon sailing from Italy through the Med to the Azores and The Netherlands



Re: BT seals

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

To EVERYONE that has installed the new gaskets, and everyone that would like to buy the new gaskets. 

I don't think it wise to ship these gaskets without a good set of instructions!  I am working on a set of instructions, but NEED SOME HELP.  I have not installed these gaskets, and not sure I am getting the process down properly.  Please review my drawings, and let me know 1) If there is anything wrong, and 2) how to make them more understandable.  Please correct anything you see wrong, and I will change it, and everyone will get a good set of instructions.  Best adhesives and other products used would be nice to know as well.

We all want our Amels to be perfect!  I know page 4 and 5 might be overkill, but it's probably how I am going to do it.  Let me know your thoughts.

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: BT seals

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Updated List for the 20 units Bow Thruster Seals----

1.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU

2.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
3.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
4.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
5.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
6.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
7.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
8.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
9.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
10.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
11.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
12.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
13.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
14.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
15.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
16.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
17.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
18.  Chuck Lacey sv Joy #388
19.  Pierre Blouin SV Viva, SM#374 Portland, OR
20.  Pierre Blouin SV Viva, SM#374 Portland, OR
21.  Ross Hickey SV Intrepid Kiwi. SM2K #356 Currently in Turkey
22.  Ross Hickey SV Intrepid Kiwi. SM2K #356 Currently in Turkey
23.  AktanYakamoz SM2K#469 Turkey
24.  AktanYakamoz SM2K#469 Turkey
25.  Allen and Maria  S/Y Lady Jane. Ship to Texas Bill Rouse
26.  Allen and Maria  S/Y Lady Jane. Ship to Texas Bill Rouse
27.  
Rob & Dee SV Jaygo SM224 Australia
28.  Rob & Dee SV Jaygo SM224 Australia
29. Mike & Peta. SOLITUE SM2K 461 UK
30. Mike & Peta. SOLITUE SM2K 461 UK
31. Jarek Zemlo. SY NOA BLUE  SM 201 
32. Jarek Zemlo. SY NOA BLUE  SM 201 
33. Alexander Schenk SY Antinea SM 231 Luxemburg
34. Alexander Schenk SY Antinea SM 231 Luxemburg

2 more days to get your order in....  Make sure you are on the list if you would like these seals, I may have missed someone.

Ken


Re: BT seals

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Updated List for the 20 units Bow Thruster Seals----

1.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU

2.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
3.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
4.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
5.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
6.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
7.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
8.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
9.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
10.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
11.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
12.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
13.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
14.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
15.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
16.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
17.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
18.  Chuck Lacey sv Joy #388
19.  Pierre Blouin SV Viva, SM#374 Portland, OR
20.  Pierre Blouin SV Viva, SM#374 Portland, OR
21.  Ross Hickey SV Intrepid Kiwi. SM2K #356 Currently in Turkey
22.  Ross Hickey SV Intrepid Kiwi. SM2K #356 Currently in Turkey
23.  AktanYakamoz SM2K#469 Turkey
24.  AktanYakamoz SM2K#469 Turkey
25.  Allen and Maria  S/Y Lady Jane. Ship to Texas Bill Rouse
26.  Allen and Maria  S/Y Lady Jane. Ship to Texas Bill Rouse
27.  
Rob & Dee SV Jaygo SM224 Australia
28.  Rob & Dee SV Jaygo SM224 Australia

2 more days to get your order in....

Ken


Re: BT seals

Alexander Schenk
 

Hello Ken,

Please incluse me in the purchase list for 2 sets of BT seals for delivery to Luxemburg.

Many thanks
Alexander Schenk
SY Antinea
SM 231


On 4 Jun 2021, at 09:38, Jarek Zemlo via groups.io <noa_blue@...> wrote:

Ken Hi

Please include me on the purchase list for 2 sets of BT seals
Thanks
Jarek Zemlo
SY NOA BLUE
SM 201


Re: BT seals

Jarek Zemlo
 

Ken Hi

Please include me on the purchase list for 2 sets of BT seals
Thanks
Jarek Zemlo
SY NOA BLUE
SM 201


Re: BT seals

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Ken,

Please order us 2 sets of bow thruster seals for delivery in UK.

Thanks

Mike & Peta

SOLITUDE
SM2K 461

On 3 Jun 2021, at 20:40, Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond via groups.io <southernadventurer@...> wrote:

 Hi Ken,

I would like two sets. Please add me to the list.

Ross Hickey
SV Intrepid Kiwi.
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey.





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On Thursday, June 3, 2021, 7:57 pm, Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...> wrote:


Hi Ken,
I'll take one set. 

Chuck Lacey 
sv Joy #388

Thank you and take care. 

On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 10:54 AM Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
Updated List for the 20 units Bow Thruster Seals----

1.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU

2.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
3.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
4.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
5.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
6.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
7.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
8.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
9.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
10.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
11.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
12.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
13.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
14.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
15.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
16.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
17.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
18.
19.
20.


Re: Fuel Bladders

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

On Aquarius we have the standard 600 liter tank, and when we crossed the Pacific we had 8 x 25liter plastic jerry cans, and 2 x 25liter stainless steel jerry cans.  Z and I were very worried we would run out of fuel, and filled everything we could before departing Salinas Ecuador for the 3500 nautical mile crossing to Hiva Oa.  We didn't need any of the fuel on deck.  But, I did have to transfer all the fuel into my tank after we arrived in Hiva Oa, what a waste of time!  I think the price of fuel was the same in Ecuador as Hiva Oa, so just made more work for myself.  We burned about 300 liters of fuel on that crossing.   

I don't think I would never do that again.  I do however always carry a few jerry cans of fuel in case my main fuel tank gets fouled.  And, I may want to carry more fuel in the future if I'm going someplace that has super expensive fuel, but I will not carry extra fuel just for a crossing.  Almost everyone I know crossed the Pacific and arrived Hiva Oa with more than 1/2 a tank remaining without using any fuel strapped to their decks.  I believe Henri Amel knew how to design a sailboat for crossings, and Henri knew haw big to make the fuel tank.   But, if you plan to stay in a location that has no fuel for a long time, or you want to become a fuel carrier for other boats that were not designed to circumnavigate, add more tankage.

With all the solar, the gensets are running less and less, thus another reason not to carry additional fuel.

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: Fuel Bladders

Scott SV Tengah
 

On our 54, we have 900 liters tankage and have never felt like we would run out of fuel. From March 22, 2020 (start of Covid) until sometime in July 2020, we made a nearly 4900 nautical mile passage between Panama and Hawaii with a week of sub 10 knot winds. We weren't full when we left Panama and we arrived into Hawaii with around 600 liters remaining and didn't get to a fuel dock until the third island we visited. 

Carrying fuel is not without risk. On the rail, you have concerns about a big wave taking it overboard or water leaking past leaking cap seals. A leak inside a locker would be a nightmare, imo.

My personal strategy is more solar (we have 960w), efficient charging (eg - lithium) and light wind sails. We don't use our genset much but I would think that relying on that adds Onan reliability concerns on top of fuel availability concerns. As David mentioned, this last year, getting parts into French Polynesia was an absolute nightmare.

Better to reduce your reliance on diesel. And it's good for the environment, to boot.



--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com

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