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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail to Taiwan?

eric freedman
 

Hi Alan,

When I took delivery of Kimberlite I changed the stove over to propane with aluminum tanks.

To get the correct heat I carefully used a very small drill it  in a pin vise to drill out every jet and the holes in the oven burner. The drill bit was about a number 65  drill bit.

It is a tedious job but if done carefully I can be done without breaking a drill bit.

 

The oven and burners work well . Except for the rear of the oven being hotter than the font, this has worked for the last 16 years.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 5:48 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail to Taiwan?

 

 

Hello Oscar,

 

Our SM was sailed from France through the Pacific with the original blue bottles which were not refillable in New Zealand.

We ditched the blue bottles and bought bottles that are more standard for the South Pacific. In some places we get Butane in others Propane. The Stove is designed for butane but works fine with propane....the oven doesn't get as hot with propane compared with butane, but otherwise no problems.

 

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: 12 volt electric motor replacement

greatketch@...
 

Don,

If the motor has not failed due to water intrusion and corrosion, it can almost certainly be repaired.

We have had excellent results from Broward Armature in Fort Lauderdale.  I think a figure of $100 is a bit optimistic for a rebuild. That would be less than an hour of their shop time, and I think that's unrealistic for a repair.

In December we had our jib furling motor in with them for a check up and refurbishment.  $400 got us new brushes and bearings and the commutator turned down. They also washed and baked the windings to get the resistance up to spec. 

We also brought in the 24V motor that turns our RO pump.  We asked them to look at it with a $200 budget, since we knew we could buy a new one for $300.  They turned down the job, saying that they really couldn't do more than open it up and look for that price.

In the past, motor rebuilds there have run us between $300 and $600 (for the bow thruster drive motor).

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Cape Eleuthera, Eleuthera, Bahamas


---In amelyachtowners@..., <donaldpatterson533@...> wrote :

One of the electric furling motors on my Amel Mango has failed.  Amel has advised that  they have replacement motors available.  Does anyone know of a possible replacement source that is compatible with the gear box or a rebuilder in Caribbean or the US for the motor. Thanks Don


Re: 12 volt electric motor replacement

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Don,
Just about any substantial auto generator / motor repair shop should easily rebuild yours. Do you know what is wrong with it?  If Ft Lauderdale is a possibility for you I've had Lauderdale Battery and Electric do good work, but there are many equally good options. Did Amel give you a price? A rebuild should be <$100.
Craig SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., <donaldpatterson533@...> wrote :

One of the electric furling motors on my Amel Mango has failed.  Amel has advised that  they have replacement motors available.  Does anyone know of a possible replacement source that is compatible with the gear box or a rebuilder in Caribbean or the US for the motor. Thanks Don


12 volt electric motor replacement

Donald Patterson
 

One of the electric furling motors on my Amel Mango has failed.  Amel has advised that  they have replacement motors available.  Does anyone know of a possible replacement source that is compatible with the gear box or a rebuilder in Caribbean or the US for the motor. Thanks Don


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

I will do that later when I return from my labors aboard f/v Alisha J 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 1/18/19 10:16 AM (GMT-04:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

Jeff,

Email them to me and I will get them uploaded one way or another. I am traveling today, so will not be able to do it until this evening. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 6:49 AM jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com wrote:
 

I can't seem to upload more photos, I'm getting a message saying I exceeded my 10mb limit. Sorry. 


Re: A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail

Miles
 

Hi Oscar,

 

The ENO can use propane or butane.  The oven gas burner has an air ring adjustment for the different gas.  If it has been set up for butane, the oven will work better with a smaller air opening.  On my oven, the instruction manual calls for the gas ring to be set so that the air opening is 6mm for butane and 4mm for propane.

 

Your planned voyage sounds great.

 

Miles B

 

S/Y Ladybug,  sm 216, le Marin, Martinique


Re: Stern arch Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Congratulations on your Amel 54.
We are more or less in the same stage of the process.

I’ve ordered a Aluminium Arch that will be powder coated in the same color as the hull. It’s supplied via Atlantic Towers (www.atlantictowers.com). I’m in the middle of determining the dimensions and other stuff. It should be delivered to  the Caribbean next month or so.

Let me know if you need more information.

Arno Luijten
Luna,
A54-121


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

Jeff,

Email them to me and I will get them uploaded one way or another. I am traveling today, so will not be able to do it until this evening. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 6:49 AM jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

I can't seem to upload more photos, I'm getting a message saying I exceeded my 10mb limit. Sorry. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail to Taiwan?

Porter McRoberts
 

Oscar. 
We’re in Panama. We use either. No issues. I converted on of the 2 gaz lines to AMERICAN (Panamanian fitting). Left one french. The French bottle rust. So keep them well painted.  

Gaz here is 4$ for 20lbs. We have fiberglass tanks which we refill, but many cruisers have bought the standard 20lb aluminum tank and then just refill that for the 4$. You can get a fitting to change in any hardware store. They are ubiquitous. 

Where in Panama are you?

Porter
S/V IBIS 
Amel 54-152
Vista Mar Marina



Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jan 18, 2019, at 8:01 AM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Oscar,

On our 11 year world trip to 58 countries we had American style gas bottles. We found liquified gas when we needed it, wherever we were. New Zealand required us the have the Aluminum tanks tested, certified and engraved with metric capacities before filling. A dive shop did that for us. All of the different liquified gas worked in the Eno stove, some we're hotter than others and one country's gas left black spot on pots. Basically, no big issues.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 4:52 AM divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hello Oscar,


Our SM was sailed from France through the Pacific with the original blue bottles which were not refillable in New Zealand.
We ditched the blue bottles and bought bottles that are more standard for the South Pacific. In some places we get Butane in others Propane. The Stove is designed for butane but works fine with propane.....the oven doesn't get as hot with propane compared with butane, but otherwise no problems.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stem fitting issue

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stem fitting issue [2 Attachments]

 

Jeff,

This posting is extremely complete. It is as if a combination of a structural engineer, an experienced fisherman and Amel owner wrote the report.

Obviously, since Amel changed the stem significantly, I assume that all 54 owners should check to see if the genoa stem on their Amel is close to 6.5mm. To be clear, was this only the genoa, or both genoa and inner foresail? 

Also, as a possible point of interest to some owners, possibly this is the reason that some have explained torquing of the new furler when operating it.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 6:39 AM jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Good morning Amelians. This could be encountered by early 54 owners. My vessel is #14

Before I made a return trip home from a stay aboard Spirit, I needed some close up photos of the connection of my headsail furler to the stem fitting. Paul from Bamar USA had requested them to determine the existing connection, so the necessary connections could be obtained for the upgrade to the new EJF I was planning to have installed.

In taking the pictures, I noticed a significant bend in the stem fitting. (see photo). I emailed the photo to Paul at Bamar usa  the rigger who was going to do the furler upgrade, and Bill Rouse, and all agreed that the fitting needed replacement.

I had taken the photo right before leaving, and didn't really have an idea what it would entail to do the replacement. That said, the rigger wouldn't get involved with the issue, so I needed to resolve it on my own.

I would have to remove the furler mechanization first, then I could get at the stem fitting to remove it.

My initial concern was to determine how the stem fitting is secured. I emailed Thierry at Amel. In a brief exchange, he sent me a photo of the bow plate of a 54, and the spec sheet for the stem fitting. (see photos). His implication was that it's removal was simply to disconnect the stem fitting from the furler mechanism (bolted thru) and then disconnect from the bow plate (bolted thru). I thought, great, simple enough, 

This is where the fun begins.

First off, as I suspected, the existing bent stem fitting was significantly thinner then the specs on the new one sent by Thierry. (see phots of spec sheet and comparison photos of existing and replacement). I was in NY, and the boat was in Puerto Rico, so I had a measurement take and sent. Existing fitting was 6.5mm thick. If you note on the spec sheet sent by Thierry it calls for a thickness of approx. 20mm. Yikes! no wonder the thing bent. Also, note on the spec sheet that it clearly says "MODIFICATION."

So I had my buddy at Liberty Iron and Steel make me up a replacement. Seeing as he had some 18mm stock on hand, I gave the OK to use that material. I figured it's 3 times thicker, what the hell. It was a good call.

Now look at the side by side photos (see photos). Yikes! 

So I return to Puerto Rico to get it done.

Paul from Bamar USA was great in helping guide me in the removal of the furling mechanism. Having various strength twines to secure loops on the foils and fittings to secure them was very helpful (fisherman/sailors Necessary items).

Now the stem fitting.

Unfortunately, I could see 2 major problems. When the boat was manufactured, the thru deck hole for the fitting was obviously created. It was approx. 12.5mm.(see photo). I emailed Thierry. No response. Seeing as my new fitting was 18mm, it obviously wouldn't fit. The thought of trying to expand the opening with a sawz all, expanding the opening to accommodate the 18mm with a clean and straight hole was not, I felt, a good option.

So I found (with a little help from my friends) a machine shop in Mayaguez, where Jose machined down 2 sides wi8th a 45 degree angle from the 18mm to the 11.25mm section to seat the fitting thru the existing hole (see photos).

The bow plate opening also needed to accommodate the fitting. I needed to use a cutting wheel to trim the bow plate which extended PAST the connection flanges about 1mm., and a sawz all to trim the hole slightly. 

I tapped the fitting in with a rubber mallet, and marinetexed the gaps and edges. (see photo of finished job)

I emailed Thierry explaining my observations and procedures to resolve the issue. No response.

1. The new fitting is 50mm closer to the deck (as per specs) therefore the moment force exerted on the fitting to cause torque bending, is about 1/2 of what it was on the original.

2. Between the increase of 4.75mm in thickness, and the bevel edge spreading the load from the thinner to the 18mm up[per length, I have to say the new fitting is probably at leat 75% stronger.

3. There was a gap on each side of the original fitting (approx. 2.5mm) as it passed thru the opening to be secured to the bow plate. This allowed slight movement, which increases the force on the fitting (F=ma). The snug fit eliminates this, further decreasing the force.

4.This was a bad design and installation from day one. The follow up by Thierry was not good, to be generous. 

The auto industry would expect a recall (LOL!!!!)

5. Note on the spec sheet that the Modification date is 2005. When they changed the production line to create a 20mm opening to accommodate the 20mm stem fitting is anyone's guess. Obviously Thierry wasn't aware of it, or he didn't want to address it.

6. I will include the other photos in follow up photos as I can't seem to download them all here.

Best to all Amelians!

Sail on!


Jeff s/v Spirit Amel 54 #14 Puerto Real, PR





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail to Taiwan?

 

Oscar,

On our 11 year world trip to 58 countries we had American style gas bottles. We found liquified gas when we needed it, wherever we were. New Zealand required us the have the Aluminum tanks tested, certified and engraved with metric capacities before filling. A dive shop did that for us. All of the different liquified gas worked in the Eno stove, some we're hotter than others and one country's gas left black spot on pots. Basically, no big issues.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 4:52 AM divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hello Oscar,


Our SM was sailed from France through the Pacific with the original blue bottles which were not refillable in New Zealand.
We ditched the blue bottles and bought bottles that are more standard for the South Pacific. In some places we get Butane in others Propane. The Stove is designed for butane but works fine with propane....the oven doesn't get as hot with propane compared with butane, but otherwise no problems.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


more photos

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

I can't seem to upload more photos, I'm getting a message saying I exceeded my 10mb limit. Sorry. 


Stem fitting issue

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Good morning Amelians. This could be encountered by early 54 owners. My vessel is #14

Before I made a return trip home from a stay aboard Spirit, I needed some close up photos of the connection of my headsail furler to the stem fitting. Paul from Bamar USA had requested them to determine the existing connection, so the necessary connections could be obtained for the upgrade to the new EJF I was planning to have installed.

In taking the pictures, I noticed a significant bend in the stem fitting. (see photo). I emailed the photo to Paul at Bamar usa  the rigger who was going to do the furler upgrade, and Bill Rouse, and all agreed that the fitting needed replacement.

I had taken the photo right before leaving, and didn't really have an idea what it would entail to do the replacement. That said, the rigger wouldn't get involved with the issue, so I needed to resolve it on my own.

I would have to remove the furler mechanization first, then I could get at the stem fitting to remove it.

My initial concern was to determine how the stem fitting is secured. I emailed Thierry at Amel. In a brief exchange, he sent me a photo of the bow plate of a 54, and the spec sheet for the stem fitting. (see photos). His implication was that it's removal was simply to disconnect the stem fitting from the furler mechanism (bolted thru) and then disconnect from the bow plate (bolted thru). I thought, great, simple enough, 

This is where the fun begins.

First off, as I suspected, the existing bent stem fitting was significantly thinner then the specs on the new one sent by Thierry. (see phots of spec sheet and comparison photos of existing and replacement). I was in NY, and the boat was in Puerto Rico, so I had a measurement take and sent. Existing fitting was 6.5mm thick. If you note on the spec sheet sent by Thierry it calls for a thickness of approx. 20mm. Yikes! no wonder the thing bent. Also, note on the spec sheet that it clearly says "MODIFICATION."

So I had my buddy at Liberty Iron and Steel make me up a replacement. Seeing as he had some 18mm stock on hand, I gave the OK to use that material. I figured it's 3 times thicker, what the hell. It was a good call.

Now look at the side by side photos (see photos). Yikes! 

So I return to Puerto Rico to get it done.

Paul from Bamar USA was great in helping guide me in the removal of the furling mechanism. Having various strength twines to secure loops on the foils and fittings to secure them was very helpful (fisherman/sailors Necessary items).

Now the stem fitting.

Unfortunately, I could see 2 major problems. When the boat was manufactured, the thru deck hole for the fitting was obviously created. It was approx. 12.5mm.(see photo). I emailed Thierry. No response. Seeing as my new fitting was 18mm, it obviously wouldn't fit. The thought of trying to expand the opening with a sawz all, expanding the opening to accommodate the 18mm with a clean and straight hole was not, I felt, a good option.

So I found (with a little help from my friends) a machine shop in Mayaguez, where Jose machined down 2 sides wi8th a 45 degree angle from the 18mm to the 11.25mm section to seat the fitting thru the existing hole (see photos).

The bow plate opening also needed to accommodate the fitting. I needed to use a cutting wheel to trim the bow plate which extended PAST the connection flanges about 1mm., and a sawz all to trim the hole slightly. 

I tapped the fitting in with a rubber mallet, and marinetexed the gaps and edges. (see photo of finished job)

I emailed Thierry explaining my observations and procedures to resolve the issue. No response.

1. The new fitting is 50mm closer to the deck (as per specs) therefore the moment force exerted on the fitting to cause torque bending, is about 1/2 of what it was on the original.

2. Between the increase of 4.75mm in thickness, and the bevel edge spreading the load from the thinner to the 18mm up[per length, I have to say the new fitting is probably at leat 75% stronger.

3. There was a gap on each side of the original fitting (approx. 2.5mm) as it passed thru the opening to be secured to the bow plate. This allowed slight movement, which increases the force on the fitting (F=ma). The snug fit eliminates this, further decreasing the force.

4.This was a bad design and installation from day one. The follow up by Thierry was not good, to be generous. 

The auto industry would expect a recall (LOL!!!!)

5. Note on the spec sheet that the Modification date is 2005. When they changed the production line to create a 20mm opening to accommodate the 20mm stem fitting is anyone's guess. Obviously Thierry wasn't aware of it, or he didn't want to address it.

6. I will include the other photos in follow up photos as I can't seem to download them all here.

Best to all Amelians!

Sail on!


Jeff s/v Spirit Amel 54 #14 Puerto Real, PR





Re: A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail to Taiwan?

Alan Leslie
 

Hello Oscar,

Our SM was sailed from France through the Pacific with the original blue bottles which were not refillable in New Zealand.
We ditched the blue bottles and bought bottles that are more standard for the South Pacific. In some places we get Butane in others Propane. The Stove is designed for butane but works fine with propane....the oven doesn't get as hot with propane compared with butane, but otherwise no problems.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Cabin AC

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Barry,
Back then it was a short in the compressor…
I had changed the capacitors before but they never trip the main.
Alexandre



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On Fri, 1/18/19, seagasm@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Cabin AC
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019, 12:36 AM


 









Thank you Alexandre, when you replaced the
capacitors, did you find that fixed the problem and
didn't trip your mains again.
Barry, TW3










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A54 : can I switch from butane to propane? + advise how to sail to Taiwan?

ngtnewington Newington
 

Hi there,
In 1990-1994 circumnavigation in my first boat I sailed Panama- Marquesas (38days) then Tuamotus, Society Islands, Tonga, NZ, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Rabaul in New Britain, and then Sailed north in January to Palau and then through Surigao straits to Cebu then we went to Palawan and on to Kota Kinabalu however you would  sail north to Luzon and then on to Taiwan. 
The main thing is to time your cyclone/typhoon seasons. I suggest being in the Solomons in October/November then Christmas near the equator. By which time the northern hemisphere safe sailing season starts, but the area from Palau onwards is never safe from typhoons even in January to April period. I would suggest your ETA in Taiwan should be in March.
Nick
Amelia La Palma (AML-54 hull 019)


On 18 Jan 2019, at 00:47, sv.estran@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

We left France on Sept 1st and we're now in Panama. 

I have two question for you - thank you in advance for your help :


1/ COOKING GAS.


The boat (Amel 54) was bought in France. We always used the blue 2.75kg bottles (i.e BUTANE).

Here in Panama they don't sell BUTANE but Tropigas or Panagas, which is a variable mixture of propane and butane.

Has anyone used one of these mixtures? Does it affects the burners (or anything else)? Do you advise Tropigas or Panagas?

By extension I am also wondering if I could use PROPANE gas or do I have to adapt anything beforehand? 


2/ ITINARY


We're currently in Panama and in one year's time I would like to be in TAIWAN. 

Has anyone sailed there yet? 

What itinary would you advise (starting from Panama)? 

I'm sailing with kids so I'm very reluctant to sail in notorious 'dangerous' areas. I prefer to make a detour than to take the risk of meeting with pirates.

My preference is of course to passe via French Polynesia, but thereafter??


Thank you dear AMEL fellows for your help!


Oscar 

SV ESTRAN - A54 hull n°4



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Freezer Insulation

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks Alan, yes we don't have the dishwasher, a second fridge replaced that space. However the plumbing is still there and I will check the clothes washer plumbing.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean pearl

On 18 January 2019 at 13:07 "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

And also the water connection to the dishwasher...we had that.


Danny, one thing to bear in mind , it doesn't matter whether or not you've used the washing machine, the pressure water is still connected to it. Same with the dishwasher, but I seem to remember you don't have that?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Cabin AC

seagasm
 

Thank you Alexandre, when you replaced the capacitors, did you find that fixed the problem and didn't trip your mains again.

Barry, TW3


seals and bottom paint...

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

When I first took delivery of Kimberlite, I was rather anal about bottom painting and maintenance of the bow thruster and C drive seals. I painted the bottom and changed all the seals etc. every year for about 10 years. As you mentioned, Amel in LA Rochelle mentioned the screwdriver method to remove the seals. I have always done it with a big 20 inch long screwdriver and the seals pop out like magic.

You must be careful about the orientation of the tip of the blade. However if done correctly the long screwdriver does a wonderful job.

.

Just as a point of interest, I always used Ablative paint and sanded between coats. Last year the bottom was looking rather rough.

After about 14 coats of bottom paint it was time to remove it all  . Just so I would not harm the gelcoat, and media blast,  I had the yard use a chemical stripper to get back down to gelcoat. It required 13 gallons of paint stripper.

 

We decided to weigh the paint that was removed. It filled 2 very large drums weighing a total exceeding 300 pounds of old paint.

I guess I will have to lower the boot stripe.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Since we are talking about seals...

 

 

Bill 

 

I read your seal write-up and recognized NIKIMAT's bow thruster photo with an added "red don't do X."

 

I have found that there is usually more than one good way to perform almost every procedure. There are many Amel owners that use the screw method that was illustrated by Alex. I certainly don't intend to debate which is the best method and I don't believe anyone in this group is uniquely qualified to do so.

 

When I audited Amel workers removing C-Drive seals, they placed the flat tip screwdriver under a seal at 9 o'clock and the other side of the screwdriver at 3 o'clock. Then levered the seals out one at a time. I asked for a printed copy of the Amel instructions and discovered those exact instructions using a screwdriver. A month later, I had the opportunity to try it and found it worked perfectly.

 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

 

On Thu, Jan 17, 2019, 9:57 AM Paul Stascavage pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:

 

Bill,

Thanks for taking the time to do this write up. It was very informative and very well done. The link to the seal puller tool was greatly appreciated.

Your contributions as well as all the other seasoned owners and former owners on this forum are greatly appreciated.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM 466 S/V Rita Kathryn
St Augustine, Florida