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Re: MANGO folding Table

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

Have you seen the Lugun table bracket. We have one on our Mango. They are brilliant, and can be easily removed or just swivelled out of the way.


On Sun., 7 Apr. 2019, 9:06 am Juan GV, <tortolacinco@...> wrote:
Hello Andre
Forgive me for the loss of your first email.
I attached the link with some schemes and especially photos of the folding table of the Tortola.


I guess and I hope it's clear enough.
The only important thing to know is that the  seat should be advanced a little forward (in the Tórtola  3 cm has been enough) in order to leave enough space for the two tabletops between the seat and the top of the machine room when it opens.

BR
Juan

El jue., 4 abr. 2019 11:18, Kaplan,Andre <kaplan@...> escribió:
Juan
Thanks so much for the photos of the cockpit table!

My email is:

Any further info on the table would be much appreciated

BR
Andre Kaplan
Mango 71 88


On Apr 4, 2019, at 11:04 AM, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Hello to the owner of a MANGO who has asked me for information on the Tórtola's folding table.
 
Unfortunately your email has disappeared from my inbox, possibly inadvertently erased by myself.

Here are some pictures of the table.  You can also find them i
n The following link. 



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<IMG_35.jpg>

But If you want to build it you should send me your email again to give you the details.

Best regards
Juan
MANGO 56
Cartagena de Indias


Re: MANGO folding Table

Juan GV <tortolacinco@...>
 

Hello Andre
Forgive me for the loss of your first email.
I attached the link with some schemes and especially photos of the folding table of the Tortola.


I guess and I hope it's clear enough.
The only important thing to know is that the  seat should be advanced a little forward (in the Tórtola  3 cm has been enough) in order to leave enough space for the two tabletops between the seat and the top of the machine room when it opens.

BR
Juan


El jue., 4 abr. 2019 11:18, Kaplan,Andre <kaplan@...> escribió:
Juan
Thanks so much for the photos of the cockpit table!

My email is:

Any further info on the table would be much appreciated

BR
Andre Kaplan
Mango 71 88


On Apr 4, 2019, at 11:04 AM, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Hello to the owner of a MANGO who has asked me for information on the Tórtola's folding table.
 
Unfortunately your email has disappeared from my inbox, possibly inadvertently erased by myself.

Here are some pictures of the table.  You can also find them i
n The following link. 



<IMG_28.jpg>

<IMG_35.jpg>

But If you want to build it you should send me your email again to give you the details.

Best regards
Juan
MANGO 56
Cartagena de Indias


Re: Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

 

Alan,

I believe Eric is referring to using bolts and nuts to push it off.
image.png
Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 5:04 PM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hi Eric,

What is the "trick" to removing the coupling from the C drive ?

Cheers
Alan


Re: Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Eric,

What is the "trick" to removing the coupling from the C drive ?

Cheers
Alan


Re: Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

Jamie Wendell
 

Didier just replaced the coupling on my Amel 54. One of the bolt heads on the shaft brake sheared off leaving just the bolt behind. Luckily it did not come out completely, as that would have destroyed the gearbox and probably my relatively new engine. The Vetus coupling appeared just as in the photo - broken rubber and a couple of the bolts inside were actually sheared off. Had I gone even another 10 hours - well who knows. I saw the bolt-head in the bilge and knew something was not right. I watched it constantly until I arrived in Le Marin.

Didier at Le Marin Martinique is absolutely the best of the best. He replaced everything, which required him to lift up and slide the engine back, remove the gearbox, and even the inner part of the C-drive. A lot of work and all the time he was very calm and joking about the whole thing. Again, I cannot ask for better service and very reasonable costs, although you must pay him in cash.

He replaced all my engine mounts a couple years ago and was just as great then.

I am now a happy camper.
Jamie


Re: propeller/engine vibration

 

There should be a stud/nut and possibly a bushing under that mastic on the bottom of the C-DRIVE. This stabilizes the C-DRIVE from any twisting due to thrust. Inspect it by removing the mastic. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 12:35 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
Hi all,

In the last few days I've noticed a strange, intermittent vibration that seems to be coming from my propeller.

We had the engine mounts and Vetus coupling rubber balls replaced in Le Marin a few months ago, and this vibration does not feel similar to the one from when those needed replacement (and the mounts and coupling still look and feel fine).  This vibration is almost unnoticeable in the cockpit, but you can feel it when trying to sleep in the aft cabin, particularly in your legs (i.e. far aft).  It is rather intermittent, only lasting a few "thumps" at a time.  It seems to correlate when the boat is strongly rolling from one side to the other and often goes away when we're at a constant heel.  It happens more frequently at lower RPMs and it goes away completely at about 2000 RPM and above.  Our C-drive oil and transmission fluid look good.  A diver confirmed our propeller is clean, though he did ask me if the propeller pivots side to side when he came up.  I think he had noticed there is a bit of side to side play due to the rubber mount at the base of the C-drive housing connecting it to the keel.

Have any of you experienced something similar before?

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: genoa furler screws working loose

eric freedman
 

Hi Ryan,

I like Locktite 542 or if you can’t find it try the regular red Locktite. However it is difficult to remove the red Locktite.

The threads must be absolutely clean , I would clean the machine screws with lacquer thinner and also the internal threads. Did they use machine screws or allen head cap screws?

 

With respect to the prop shaft. There should be NO side to side movement of the shaft. Possibly he was speaking about the prop blades.

If they wobble you need to overhaul the prop, if it is an autoprop.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Meador
Sent: Saturday, April 06, 2019 2:08 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] genoa furler screws working loose

 

Hello again,

 

When we were in Le Marin, we had a bunch of work done on our genoa furler -- Amel rebuilt the gearbox, Caraibe Greement replaced the forestay, etc.  One of the things Amel did (unasked) was they drilled out the rivets connecting the gearbox to the furler extrusion and replaced them with machine screws.  Three times now we've had these screws fall out while under sail.  I emailed Alban at Amel Caraibe and he suggested using LocTite.  I've tried blue LocTite on them to no avail.  I'm considering installing a hose clamp around the outside so they physically cannot back out.  Has anyone else faced this issue and come up with a solution?

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

 


genoa furler screws working loose

Ryan Meador
 

Hello again,

When we were in Le Marin, we had a bunch of work done on our genoa furler -- Amel rebuilt the gearbox, Caraibe Greement replaced the forestay, etc.  One of the things Amel did (unasked) was they drilled out the rivets connecting the gearbox to the furler extrusion and replaced them with machine screws.  Three times now we've had these screws fall out while under sail.  I emailed Alban at Amel Caraibe and he suggested using LocTite.  I've tried blue LocTite on them to no avail.  I'm considering installing a hose clamp around the outside so they physically cannot back out.  Has anyone else faced this issue and come up with a solution?

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Charleston, SC, USA


propeller/engine vibration

Ryan Meador
 

Hi all,

In the last few days I've noticed a strange, intermittent vibration that seems to be coming from my propeller.

We had the engine mounts and Vetus coupling rubber balls replaced in Le Marin a few months ago, and this vibration does not feel similar to the one from when those needed replacement (and the mounts and coupling still look and feel fine).  This vibration is almost unnoticeable in the cockpit, but you can feel it when trying to sleep in the aft cabin, particularly in your legs (i.e. far aft).  It is rather intermittent, only lasting a few "thumps" at a time.  It seems to correlate when the boat is strongly rolling from one side to the other and often goes away when we're at a constant heel.  It happens more frequently at lower RPMs and it goes away completely at about 2000 RPM and above.  Our C-drive oil and transmission fluid look good.  A diver confirmed our propeller is clean, though he did ask me if the propeller pivots side to side when he came up.  I think he had noticed there is a bit of side to side play due to the rubber mount at the base of the C-drive housing connecting it to the keel.

Have any of you experienced something similar before?

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

 

Donato,

I believe that Amel SAV response has been changing over time, probably because they are not 100% sure. And, I am not sure because possible the assembly has changed over time. SAV told me that it should fit on a SM hull that is between 325 and 335 (I give a range because the SM owner is a client). Additionally, SAV said that there may be some installation difficulty, but not impossible.

That is all I know. My information is 5 weeks old. Most likely SAV has additional information.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 12:12 PM Donato Valente <ing.d.valente@...> wrote:
Bill, following your advise I’ve asked Amel  whether the new design is suitable on the SM2000 #468. And the answer was negative. I’ve then called the producer, who confirmed that the adjustments should be very easy. 
So far we didn’t buy yet, but we think that there’s no other solution. 
All the best
Donato 

SM2000, Hull 468,  now lonely in Sidney area. 

Il giorno ven 5 apr 2019 alle 16:13 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto:
Eric,

The price Amel quoted is 416.24€ plus freight. It is my understanding that Amel is shipping this new caliper now, but I do not know how much inventory they have.

I agree, I like the design. I spoke with Thierry regarding the fit and ease of installation. He said that he could not be 100% sure of the ease of installation, but he assured me that it would install. It is made by the same company that made the older design on your boat. If I were you, I would ask Amel SAV directly, as the answer may have evolved in the last 2 months.



On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 9:47 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Bill,

It looks very nice. What was the cost from Amel?

I have some parts waiting to get put together at Amel for shipment. When do you think this assembly will be shipped. Is it for the Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2019 4:55 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

 

Porter, et al

I have been waiting to respond because there were some things developing.

Amel recently quoted a new and improved caliper assembly to one of my clients who originally ordered brake shoe assemblies. I added a photo of this improved calipher here: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84614/0?p=Created,,,20,2,0,0

From what I understand from Amel this will be used going forward and that the pads and other parts for the old caliper may not be available anymore. I also understood from them that they were not sure of the difficulty in installing this new part.

I like the design of the new part. As soon as my client installs it, I will post whether there were and difficulties.
--

 


Re: New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

Donato Valente
 

Bill, following your advise I’ve asked Amel  whether the new design is suitable on the SM2000 #468. And the answer was negative. I’ve then called the producer, who confirmed that the adjustments should be very easy. 
So far we didn’t buy yet, but we think that there’s no other solution. 
All the best
Donato 

SM2000, Hull 468,  now lonely in Sidney area. 


Il giorno ven 5 apr 2019 alle 16:13 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto:
Eric,

The price Amel quoted is 416.24€ plus freight. It is my understanding that Amel is shipping this new caliper now, but I do not know how much inventory they have.

I agree, I like the design. I spoke with Thierry regarding the fit and ease of installation. He said that he could not be 100% sure of the ease of installation, but he assured me that it would install. It is made by the same company that made the older design on your boat. If I were you, I would ask Amel SAV directly, as the answer may have evolved in the last 2 months.



On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 9:47 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Bill,

It looks very nice. What was the cost from Amel?

I have some parts waiting to get put together at Amel for shipment. When do you think this assembly will be shipped. Is it for the Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2019 4:55 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

 

Porter, et al

I have been waiting to respond because there were some things developing.

Amel recently quoted a new and improved caliper assembly to one of my clients who originally ordered brake shoe assemblies. I added a photo of this improved calipher here: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84614/0?p=Created,,,20,2,0,0

From what I understand from Amel this will be used going forward and that the pads and other parts for the old caliper may not be available anymore. I also understood from them that they were not sure of the difficulty in installing this new part.

I like the design of the new part. As soon as my client installs it, I will post whether there were and difficulties.
--

 


Re: New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

eric freedman
 

Thanks Bill.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2019 10:13 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

 

Eric,

 

The price Amel quoted is 416.24€ plus freight. It is my understanding that Amel is shipping this new caliper now, but I do not know how much inventory they have.

 

I agree, I like the design. I spoke with Thierry regarding the fit and ease of installation. He said that he could not be 100% sure of the ease of installation, but he assured me that it would install. It is made by the same company that made the older design on your boat. If I were you, I would ask Amel SAV directly, as the answer may have evolved in the last 2 months.

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

 

 

On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 9:47 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Bill,

It looks very nice. What was the cost from Amel?

I have some parts waiting to get put together at Amel for shipment. When do you think this assembly will be shipped. Is it for the Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2019 4:55 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

 

Porter, et al

I have been waiting to respond because there were some things developing.

Amel recently quoted a new and improved caliper assembly to one of my clients who originally ordered brake shoe assemblies. I added a photo of this improved calipher here: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84614/0?p=Created,,,20,2,0,0

From what I understand from Amel this will be used going forward and that the pads and other parts for the old caliper may not be available anymore. I also understood from them that they were not sure of the difficulty in installing this new part.

I like the design of the new part. As soon as my client installs it, I will post whether there were and difficulties.
--

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Amel SM 2000 in the UK

Mark Barter
 

Hi Andrew,

That sounds perfect. 

I will look at flights, let you know when we will be there we will visit at your convenience.

Many thanks
Mark


New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

 

Eric,

The price Amel quoted is 416.24€ plus freight. It is my understanding that Amel is shipping this new caliper now, but I do not know how much inventory they have.

I agree, I like the design. I spoke with Thierry regarding the fit and ease of installation. He said that he could not be 100% sure of the ease of installation, but he assured me that it would install. It is made by the same company that made the older design on your boat. If I were you, I would ask Amel SAV directly, as the answer may have evolved in the last 2 months.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 9:47 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Bill,

It looks very nice. What was the cost from Amel?

I have some parts waiting to get put together at Amel for shipment. When do you think this assembly will be shipped. Is it for the Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2019 4:55 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

 

Porter, et al

I have been waiting to respond because there were some things developing.

Amel recently quoted a new and improved caliper assembly to one of my clients who originally ordered brake shoe assemblies. I added a photo of this improved calipher here: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84614/0?p=Created,,,20,2,0,0

From what I understand from Amel this will be used going forward and that the pads and other parts for the old caliper may not be available anymore. I also understood from them that they were not sure of the difficulty in installing this new part.

I like the design of the new part. As soon as my client installs it, I will post whether there were and difficulties.
--

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Amel SM 2000 in the UK

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Hi Mark

 

Yes I think that might be possible – we live near Toulouse but are  planning the annual lift out for  4 days  on the 29th of April to 2nd of May  and then will be there or nearby until the weekend of the 11th of May.

 

Regards

 

Andrew

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Barter
Sent: Friday, April 5, 2019 2:49 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel SM 2000 in the UK

 

Hi Andrew,

I am looking at the possibility of a few days cycling in Girona at the beginning of May. Perpignan is only an hour or so away. Are you in the area around that time?

Kind regards
Mark


Re: Amel SM 2000 in the UK

Mark Barter
 

Hi Andrew,

I am looking at the possibility of a few days cycling in Girona at the beginning of May. Perpignan is only an hour or so away. Are you in the area around that time?

Kind regards
Mark


Re: Discharge manifold repair/replacement

eric freedman
 

Hi ,

Do you have any idea as to who makes these fittings?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of rossirossix4
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:11 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Discharge manifold repair/replacement

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hi Paul,
This may apply although it involves the distribution manifold and might be of general interest.  When I was in the Amel shop in Le Marin (not that far from you), this caught my eye.  François, who had fabricated it explained that it was for an Amel 54 and I believe he said it was €800.  Looked like a really great idea to me....I took a pic and made a mental note to think about making up one back in the States using Bill's dimensions.  (For you SM owners) he did indicate to me that he would consider fabricating one for an SM.  Gotta love the individual ball valves. Plus acid cleaner possibilities....


Bob and Suzanne, KAIMI


Re: Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

eric freedman
 

Bill,

It looks very nice. What was the cost from Amel?

I have some parts waiting to get put together at Amel for shipment. When do you think this assembly will be shipped. Is it for the Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2019 4:55 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

 

Porter, et al

I have been waiting to respond because there were some things developing.

Amel recently quoted a new and improved caliper assembly to one of my clients who originally ordered brake shoe assemblies. I added a photo of this improved calipher here: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84614/0?p=Created,,,20,2,0,0

From what I understand from Amel this will be used going forward and that the pads and other parts for the old caliper may not be available anymore. I also understood from them that they were not sure of the difficulty in installing this new part.

I like the design of the new part. As soon as my client installs it, I will post whether there were and difficulties.
--

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

 

Porter, et al

I have been waiting to respond because there were some things developing.

Amel recently quoted a new and improved caliper assembly to one of my clients who originally ordered brake shoe assemblies. I added a photo of this improved calipher here: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84614/0?p=Created,,,20,2,0,0

From what I understand from Amel this will be used going forward and that the pads and other parts for the old caliper may not be available anymore. I also understood from them that they were not sure of the difficulty in installing this new part.

I like the design of the new part. As soon as my client installs it, I will post whether there were and difficulties.
--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bill, 

We are in agreement that if the engine mounts are changed alignment is needed.  In my case the bushes had worn through and the bolts holding the coupling together were loose and one was broken and yet no vibration. I had no alignment issues. We were in Tonga at the end of our Pacific crossing. Lucky it lasted.

Moving on. It is impossible to remove the bolts without getting the coupling off the c drive. Getting that off, as has been attested by many, is near impossible.After trying hard to get it off I opted for the simple and effective solution. I cut the heads off and replaced the bolts with nuts at both ends. I lost the locating system on the heads of the bolts but I used nyloc nuts and I have had no issue with the bolts loosening any more than the original. However it is important to regularly check these coupling bolts. Needs to be part of the regular engine room check.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 05 April 2019 at 08:21 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Danny,

Your situation was rarer than you think.

A significant amount of owners don't change the Vetus coupling bushings until after the failed bushings has caused the running engine has shaken everything out of alignment.

And, most owners need to change the the motor mounts at the same time.

Thus, the Amel alignment coupling blank.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 1:58 PM eric freedman < kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

I made that coupling alignment tool. If you would like the drawing of it I will be happy to send it to you .

There is also a trick to remove the coupling as it is the exact same diameter as the input shaft of the C drive.

Fair Winds

 

Eric

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2019 11:39 AM
To: AmelYachtOwners@groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Vetus Coupling - When to Service and Replace Rubber Donuts - Warning

 

All,

 

A client of mine recently replaced the Rubber Bushings inside his Vetus Coupling. His SM Yanmar had 4500 hours and zero vibration. Please look at the Rubber Bushings which were removed. It is estimated that within a few hundred hours, there would have been serious problems.

image.png

 

I recommend that you seriously plan on replacing these rubber bushings (Vetus K018 Bushing Kit) beginning at 3500 hours. Be careful because this job really requires some experience in realigning the engine/transmission/C-Drive. If you are in the Caribbean I recommend Didier at La Marina du Marin. Contact: Didier Lohezic <vaguesca"at"gmail.com> Mobile +596696815722. If you do not use Didier, I recommend that you source the Amel alignment coupling blank seen here:

image.png

You will likely replace the 4 bolts and nuts with: 

  • 4 each 10mm diameter, 9cm long threaded studs 
  • 8  nylon-insert lock nut 
  • Specify for the studs and nuts: Hardened Steel (Grade 8 in the US and normally black in color). 

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970