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Re: genoa furler screws working loose

Ryan Meador
 

Thanks Eric.  The ones that Gaetan (or maybe Alban) gave us were definitely allen drive flat heads, not cap heads.  I've attached a photo.  We replaced them with the same screw, just with Phillips drive, because that's all we could find in the Bahamas.  The whole assembly was very greased up when the original screws were installed.  I'm not sure if it was grease from the foil or TefGel.  There was no LocTite.  We'll do a more thorough cleaning before the next application of LocTite.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Charleston, SC, USA

On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 11:19 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Ryan,

I had Kimberlite rerigged last year.

I thought Gaetan used allen head cap screws. I will try to remember to look at it in 3 weeks. Please send me a note the about 25 April and I will send you a photo of mine.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

Please send it to Kimberlite at optonline   dot  N E T

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Meador
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 10:56 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] genoa furler screws working loose

 

Hi Eric,

 

I'll see if I can get my hands on some Loctite 542.  I've never delved into their products beyond Blue and Red, and I don't think I want to use Red.

 

The screws are flat heads (countersunk).  The ones provided by Amel, which were lost overboard, were Allen drive, and our new ones are Phillips drive, but they're all the same head style.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

 

 

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 4:19 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

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

 


Re: propeller/engine vibration

eric freedman
 

Ryan,

Did you look up McMaster Carr? Do you use them.

I would first speak to Olivier before doing an in water boltectomy. I doubt that the bolt and sleeve are damaged. Are you headed back to Boston?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Meador
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 11:23 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

Thanks Eric, I appreciate your thoughts.  We're currently in Charleston, SC and tomorrow we're sailing to Southport, NC.

 

In looking at the diagram Bill posted, I'm wondering if the bushing has gone bad.  I'm already putting together an order from Amel, maybe I'll see if they have replacements.  Does anyone know the size of the bolt itself, so we can have a spare on hand before we go removing the existing one?

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

 

On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 11:08 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Ryan,

Yes that is the bolt I was speaking about . I never knew what that black stuff was for a number of years and when I did  I immediately dug the silicone out and the bolt was surprisingly loose. It looked exactly like yours. If you get to warm water you could dig the silicone out. Remove the bolt grease it and put it back with grease. Then crank it down tight.

I would ask Olivier, however I feel you could sail without silicone for a while.

Where are you?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Meador
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 10:45 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

Thank you all for the info.  I should have mentioned in my original post that we have a fixed propeller (I think its the original spare).  I'm a bit concerned about this domed mastic thing... depending on how you define "domed", it may have been in such a state when we last hauled out.  I've attached a photo.  What do you think?  We're no longer in the tropics, so it's too cold and too murky to go down and look at it now.

 

What purpose does the mastic serve?  Would it be harmful to remove it in the water and not replace it?  Presumably the rest of the bolt is exposed to seawater, so I don't see why the head needs special protection.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

 

 

 

On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 12:07 PM Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:

Many thanks Bill & Eric.
For now no problem, but it is better to know in advance how it is fixed.
Do you know if it is possible to test it strongly moving it somehow, at the foot bottom.
Giovanni

 

Il 07/04/2019 17:17, CW Bill Rouse ha scritto:

Giovanni,

Check these photos out: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84454

--

 

Best,

 

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

+1(832) 380-4970

 


Re: propeller/engine vibration

Ryan Meador
 

Thanks Eric, I appreciate your thoughts.  We're currently in Charleston, SC and tomorrow we're sailing to Southport, NC.

In looking at the diagram Bill posted, I'm wondering if the bushing has gone bad.  I'm already putting together an order from Amel, maybe I'll see if they have replacements.  Does anyone know the size of the bolt itself, so we can have a spare on hand before we go removing the existing one?

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Charleston, SC, USA

On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 11:08 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Ryan,

Yes that is the bolt I was speaking about . I never knew what that black stuff was for a number of years and when I did  I immediately dug the silicone out and the bolt was surprisingly loose. It looked exactly like yours. If you get to warm water you could dig the silicone out. Remove the bolt grease it and put it back with grease. Then crank it down tight.

I would ask Olivier, however I feel you could sail without silicone for a while.

Where are you?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Meador
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 10:45 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

Thank you all for the info.  I should have mentioned in my original post that we have a fixed propeller (I think its the original spare).  I'm a bit concerned about this domed mastic thing... depending on how you define "domed", it may have been in such a state when we last hauled out.  I've attached a photo.  What do you think?  We're no longer in the tropics, so it's too cold and too murky to go down and look at it now.

 

What purpose does the mastic serve?  Would it be harmful to remove it in the water and not replace it?  Presumably the rest of the bolt is exposed to seawater, so I don't see why the head needs special protection.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

 

 

 

On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 12:07 PM Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:

Many thanks Bill & Eric.
For now no problem, but it is better to know in advance how it is fixed.
Do you know if it is possible to test it strongly moving it somehow, at the foot bottom.
Giovanni

 

Il 07/04/2019 17:17, CW Bill Rouse ha scritto:

Giovanni,

Check these photos out: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84454

--

 

Best,

 

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

+1(832) 380-4970

 


Re: genoa furler screws working loose

eric freedman
 

Ryan,

I had Kimberlite rerigged last year.

I thought Gaetan used allen head cap screws. I will try to remember to look at it in 3 weeks. Please send me a note the about 25 April and I will send you a photo of mine.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

Please send it to Kimberlite at optonline   dot  N E T

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Meador
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 10:56 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] genoa furler screws working loose

 

Hi Eric,

 

I'll see if I can get my hands on some Loctite 542.  I've never delved into their products beyond Blue and Red, and I don't think I want to use Red.

 

The screws are flat heads (countersunk).  The ones provided by Amel, which were lost overboard, were Allen drive, and our new ones are Phillips drive, but they're all the same head style.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

 

 

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 4:19 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

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

 


Re: genoa furler screws working loose

eric freedman
 

542 is available from McMaster Carr on the internet. It is an amazing source.

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Meador
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 10:56 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] genoa furler screws working loose

 

Hi Eric,

 

I'll see if I can get my hands on some Loctite 542.  I've never delved into their products beyond Blue and Red, and I don't think I want to use Red.

 

The screws are flat heads (countersunk).  The ones provided by Amel, which were lost overboard, were Allen drive, and our new ones are Phillips drive, but they're all the same head style.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

 

 

On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 4:19 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

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

 


Re: propeller/engine vibration

eric freedman
 

Hi Ryan,

Yes that is the bolt I was speaking about . I never knew what that black stuff was for a number of years and when I did  I immediately dug the silicone out and the bolt was surprisingly loose. It looked exactly like yours. If you get to warm water you could dig the silicone out. Remove the bolt grease it and put it back with grease. Then crank it down tight.

I would ask Olivier, however I feel you could sail without silicone for a while.

Where are you?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ryan Meador
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 10:45 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

Thank you all for the info.  I should have mentioned in my original post that we have a fixed propeller (I think its the original spare).  I'm a bit concerned about this domed mastic thing... depending on how you define "domed", it may have been in such a state when we last hauled out.  I've attached a photo.  What do you think?  We're no longer in the tropics, so it's too cold and too murky to go down and look at it now.

 

What purpose does the mastic serve?  Would it be harmful to remove it in the water and not replace it?  Presumably the rest of the bolt is exposed to seawater, so I don't see why the head needs special protection.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Charleston, SC, USA

 

 

 

On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 12:07 PM Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:

Many thanks Bill & Eric.
For now no problem, but it is better to know in advance how it is fixed.
Do you know if it is possible to test it strongly moving it somehow, at the foot bottom.
Giovanni

 

Il 07/04/2019 17:17, CW Bill Rouse ha scritto:

Giovanni,

Check these photos out: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84454

--

 

Best,

 

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

+1(832) 380-4970

 


Re: genoa furler screws working loose

Ryan Meador
 

Hi Eric,

I'll see if I can get my hands on some Loctite 542.  I've never delved into their products beyond Blue and Red, and I don't think I want to use Red.

The screws are flat heads (countersunk).  The ones provided by Amel, which were lost overboard, were Allen drive, and our new ones are Phillips drive, but they're all the same head style.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Charleston, SC, USA


On Sat, Apr 6, 2019 at 4:19 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

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

 


Re: propeller/engine vibration

Ryan Meador
 

Thank you all for the info.  I should have mentioned in my original post that we have a fixed propeller (I think its the original spare).  I'm a bit concerned about this domed mastic thing... depending on how you define "domed", it may have been in such a state when we last hauled out.  I've attached a photo.  What do you think?  We're no longer in the tropics, so it's too cold and too murky to go down and look at it now.

What purpose does the mastic serve?  Would it be harmful to remove it in the water and not replace it?  Presumably the rest of the bolt is exposed to seawater, so I don't see why the head needs special protection.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Charleston, SC, USA



On Sun, Apr 7, 2019 at 12:07 PM Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:
Many thanks Bill & Eric.
For now no problem, but it is better to know in advance how it is fixed.
Do you know if it is possible to test it strongly moving it somehow, at the foot bottom.
Giovanni


Il 07/04/2019 17:17, CW Bill Rouse ha scritto:
Giovanni,

Check these photos out: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84454

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

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Companionway Door Seal - New Photos Album & Photos

eric freedman
 

Did you ever find the drain hole in the companionway box??

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Silver via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 9:42 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Companionway Door Seal - New Photos Album & Photos

 

Eric:

I purchase most of my supplies from Aircraft Spruce  https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/siliconecowlseals.php

This is what I used:  The fiberglass insert is really fiberglass woven material laminated into the silicone for added durability.  I worried a little bit about this as water can wick into the cut edge but so far not a problem.  It also comes without the fiberglass and it would probably be ok as well.  I will be aboard in about 5 days and I will see if I can track down my dimensioned drawing of the wedge I had cut from teak. 

Silicone 1/8 " x 3 " x width of the door seal.  PN 05-00771-3   $5.35/ft.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona 
Amel SM 2000 #335


Re: Companionway Door Seal - New Photos Album & Photos

eric freedman
 

Hi Gary,

Thanks a lot.

Where is Liahona now?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Silver via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 9:42 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Companionway Door Seal - New Photos Album & Photos

 

Eric:

I purchase most of my supplies from Aircraft Spruce  https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/siliconecowlseals.php

This is what I used:  The fiberglass insert is really fiberglass woven material laminated into the silicone for added durability.  I worried a little bit about this as water can wick into the cut edge but so far not a problem.  It also comes without the fiberglass and it would probably be ok as well.  I will be aboard in about 5 days and I will see if I can track down my dimensioned drawing of the wedge I had cut from teak. 

Silicone 1/8 " x 3 " x width of the door seal.  PN 05-00771-3   $5.35/ft.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona 
Amel SM 2000 #335


Re: Companionway Door Seal - New Photos Album & Photos

Gary Silver
 

Eric:

I purchase most of my supplies from Aircraft Spruce  https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/siliconecowlseals.php

This is what I used:  The fiberglass insert is really fiberglass woven material laminated into the silicone for added durability.  I worried a little bit about this as water can wick into the cut edge but so far not a problem.  It also comes without the fiberglass and it would probably be ok as well.  I will be aboard in about 5 days and I will see if I can track down my dimensioned drawing of the wedge I had cut from teak. 

Silicone 1/8 " x 3 " x width of the door seal.  PN 05-00771-3   $5.35/ft.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona 
Amel SM 2000 #335


Re: Diesel Class

Mike Ondra
 

Furthermore. Late July not good. 
Interested in what I would consider “minor” overhaul or “deep” service. Not down to opening the block and pulling pistons, but all the peripheral stuff, 4000-5000 hr. Service type stuff, to get her running in top form. 


On Apr 7, 2019, at 5:57 PM, karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi all,
 I tried a couple of years ago to put together a diesel maintenance and repair class for Amel owners with Mac Boring in New Jersey. I couldn’t make it work then, but I am going to try again.  They make an effort to have the engines available that we own, when ever possible.  In years past they had 4-6 participants on each engine who took it apart and put it back together again.  They are now offering 2-3 day classes on maintenance and simple repairs, but are willing to work with us and develop a more comprehensive class if that’s what we want.

id like to do it in late July, August or September if possible.
 
Anyone interested in a comprehensive (4 to 7 day) class, please contact me at karkauai@....  I’ll need your engine make and model, a description of what you’d like to get out of the class, and any dates which will NOT work for you.

I will compile the results and see what they can put together for us.

Please let me know as soon as possible so I can get to work on this.
thanks
Kent
Kristy
SM 243


Re: Diesel Class

Mike Ondra
 

Hey Kent. Sure sounds appealing, and NJ is close. I would prefer class on Volvo TMD22. Thanks for giving this another shot.
Mike 
Aletes SM240


On Apr 7, 2019, at 5:57 PM, karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi all,
 I tried a couple of years ago to put together a diesel maintenance and repair class for Amel owners with Mac Boring in New Jersey. I couldn’t make it work then, but I am going to try again.  They make an effort to have the engines available that we own, when ever possible.  In years past they had 4-6 participants on each engine who took it apart and put it back together again.  They are now offering 2-3 day classes on maintenance and simple repairs, but are willing to work with us and develop a more comprehensive class if that’s what we want.

id like to do it in late July, August or September if possible.
 
Anyone interested in a comprehensive (4 to 7 day) class, please contact me at karkauai@....  I’ll need your engine make and model, a description of what you’d like to get out of the class, and any dates which will NOT work for you.

I will compile the results and see what they can put together for us.

Please let me know as soon as possible so I can get to work on this.
thanks
Kent
Kristy
SM 243


Diesel Class

karkauai
 

Hi all,
 I tried a couple of years ago to put together a diesel maintenance and repair class for Amel owners with Mac Boring in New Jersey. I couldn’t make it work then, but I am going to try again.  They make an effort to have the engines available that we own, when ever possible.  In years past they had 4-6 participants on each engine who took it apart and put it back together again.  They are now offering 2-3 day classes on maintenance and simple repairs, but are willing to work with us and develop a more comprehensive class if that’s what we want.

id like to do it in late July, August or September if possible.
 
Anyone interested in a comprehensive (4 to 7 day) class, please contact me at karkauai@....  I’ll need your engine make and model, a description of what you’d like to get out of the class, and any dates which will NOT work for you.

I will compile the results and see what they can put together for us.

Please let me know as soon as possible so I can get to work on this.
thanks
Kent
Kristy
SM 243


Re: New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

eric freedman
 

I looked up the piece and it is not in their catalog. I believe it is manufactured only for Amel.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barbara Stringfellow
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 1:43 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

 

Why not contact the company directly for tecnical advice on the installation.? Coremo Ocmea, Assago, Milano, Italy. The e-mail address is on the piece.


Re: New Caliper design for the Shaft Brake

Barbara Stringfellow <bb16negri@...>
 

Why not contact the company directly for tecnical advice on the installation.? Coremo Ocmea, Assago, Milano, Italy. The e-mail address is on the piece.


Re: propeller/engine vibration

Giovanni TESTA
 

Many thanks Bill & Eric.
For now no problem, but it is better to know in advance how it is fixed.
Do you know if it is possible to test it strongly moving it somehow, at the foot bottom.
Giovanni


Il 07/04/2019 17:17, CW Bill Rouse ha scritto:
Giovanni,

Check these photos out: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84454

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

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: propeller/engine vibration

eric freedman
 

Hi,

The drawing is upside down but I was referring to the bolt marked F.

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: Sunday, April 07, 2019 11:17 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

Giovanni,

Check these photos out: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84454

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Best,

 

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

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: propeller/engine vibration

 

Giovanni,

Check these photos out: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/album?id=84454

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

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: propeller/engine vibration

eric freedman
 

Hi Giovanni,

I do not have a photo because it is not visible. It is sealed with a black silicone sealant at the base of the C drive at the keel. It looks like a black silicone circle about 25-30 mm in diameter. The silicone should be flat. You can dive down and see it with a light it is quite visible.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Giovanni TESTA
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2019 10:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] propeller/engine vibration

 

Hi to all,

is it possible to find some photos about this part/bolt on Photos section or drawing ?

Many thanks

Giovanni TESTA

Sv EUTIKIA  SM 428

Almerimar_Spagna

 

 

Il 07/04/2019 09:10, eric freedman ha scritto:

If you notice that the mastic is domed and not flat where the c drive is fastened to the Keel then you definitely have to remove the mastic clean up the area and clean the bolt. Make sure to apply grease and use a torque wrench if you have one to torque the bolt down tight. If you are in the water you can inspect the mastic and if it is domed you have a problem., If it is flat that is not your problem.

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: Saturday, April 06, 2019 4:52 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] 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