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Re: Main Sail Outhaul and Furling Gearbox Bonfiglioli VF44P1-70 P63 B14 B3

Craig & Katherine Briggs
 

Bill,
You might also try Bonfiglioli USA /3541 Hargrave Dr;/ Hebron, KY 41048/ 859.334.3333.  I believe that Mitch at Drivetech simply orders from them.

Do note that Amel modified it a bit by grinding off the cooling fins and drilling a slightly different hole pattern on the mounting plate, which you'll have to do, too. Any chance that is what your maintenance guy was seeing? (Although you did note he said it was not Bonfiglioli brand.) Where in FL is your boat?

Good luck with it.
Craig

Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Linda Melton <lindajmelton@...>
 

Bill
I’d bought an extendable tap spanner in preparation for this job. Waste of time. The first photo shows what I thought were screws holding the plate on place. There are two of them, one impossible to reach. And they don’t hold the tap on. It is a threaded plate and screws up onto the tap. Easy job when the sink is detached but impossible in situ.
The second photo shows the tap connectors which are a standard female thread. They have a rubber washer insert to close the joint. I have been unable to find a flexible tap connector with a male 12mm end. They are all 15mm. So I am going to put a compression joint on the end 12mm to 15mm to take a standard flexible fitting.
The sink took some gentle levering to lift of the wooden bar across the front. There was no jointing compound there, just 16 years of accumulated muck.
Let me know if you find any tips on your work. I have the forward heads to do next!


Have fun

Ian

Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Teun BAAS
 

Sorry hearing  Patrick died.

DAN - agree but wonder also what my renewal will look like next year.

T

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Porter McRoberts via groups.io" <portermcroberts@...>
Date: 6/8/20 05:46 (GMT-07:00)
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

He just died. I read on FB. That’s a real shame. 

DAN diver insurance is excellent. They have two forms. Repatriation insurance and regular health insurance for travelers.  

Porter McRoberts 
A54-152

On Jun 8, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?

Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Porter McRoberts
 

He just died. I read on FB. That’s a real shame. 

DAN diver insurance is excellent. They have two forms. Repatriation insurance and regular health insurance for travelers.  

Porter McRoberts 
A54-152

On Jun 8, 2020, at 8:14 AM, Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?

Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Matt Salatino
 

We use Travelex. Insurance is not so expensive outside the US.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jun 8, 2020, at 2:14 PM, Billy Newport <billy@...> wrote:

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?

Re: cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Billy Newport
 

That's one of my big worries when we start cruising next year, medical coverage that's affordable. Rest of world policies seem to be the only affordable options. I see the cigna geo explorer plans, is that what people use?

Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Bill Shaproski
 

Hi Ian,
Thanks for your advice.  Very helpful!!  Stay safe.
Bill Shaproski 
S/V Pacific Cool

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 12:01 AM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:
I’ve just done this job on my Santorin yesterday.
I took the sink off. Two screws on the front and four more on the bulkhead under the mirror.
It was then a very simple task. Only problem I had was the older fittings on the 12mm copper pipes. But you can put a conversion compression joint on each one to convert to the current flexible tap connectors.
I had to grind out the hole for the tap base for a slightly larger size.
Good luck

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96



Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Ian Park
 

I’ve just done this job on my Santorin yesterday.
I took the sink off. Two screws on the front and four more on the bulkhead under the mirror.
It was then a very simple task. Only problem I had was the older fittings on the 12mm copper pipes. But you can put a conversion compression joint on each one to convert to the current flexible tap connectors.
I had to grind out the hole for the tap base for a slightly larger size.
Good luck

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96

Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Bill Shaproski
 

Hi Keith 
Thanks for your help.  That makes a lot of sense.  In fact, I need that same tool to tighten the nut on my home kitchen faucet.  Two birds with one stone.  
Ciao
Bill Shaproski 
S/V Pacific Cool


On Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 3:04 PM Keith Tice <amel@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

I had the same dilemma last year with my SM2k.

You need a plumbers tool. 


It is just a nut underneath, but a long reach.

Cheers,
Keith
Bikini, 
SM 282


On 7 Jun 2020, at 23:08, Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:

The faucet on the sink in my aft head of my Super Maramu from 1995 needs replacement and I haven't been able to figure out how to remove the old faucet.  I am currently on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast so I don't have access to it and have not been on it for 9 months.  I just remember not being able to figure out how to replace the faucet.  I'm usually pretty competent about most basic maintenance issues, so this one is a surprise.  Is there some secret I'm missing or do I just need to keep trying when I get back to the boat in five days? 

Thanks ion advance for any help you can offer.   

Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool
206-375-2787

Re: Main Sail Outhaul and Furling Gearbox Bonfiglioli VF44P1-70 P63 B14 B3

Bill Shaproski
 

Ian & Margaret,
Thanks for the contact.  I had ordered from them previously, but last time they told me I had gotten the last one they had.  I'll try again.  Thanks!

Regards
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 7:13 PM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:
Contact:

MITCH SILVERMAN
DRIVETECH AUTOMATION, INC.
5401 NW 102ND AVE.  #146
SUNRISE, FL. 33351
TEL: 954-746-9800
FAX: 954-746-5509
WEBSITE: WWW.DRIVETECHONLINE.COM


Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Jun 7, 2020, at 5:17 PM, Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:

I have a Super Maramu from 1995 OO30017SM141.  The mainsail furling gearbox apparently failed and needs replacement.  The desision to remove the unit was made by my maintenance guy since I am on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast.  I ordered a new one and when it arrived it was not from Bonfiglioli and was not interchangeable.  I haven't been able to find one that could be delivered by 20 June which is when I need to have it.  Does anyone have a serviceable gearbox they want to sell or know where I could get one deliverd to Florida by 20 June?

Thanks in advance for any help.  

Regards
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool 
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--
Bill Shaproski
Cell:  +1-206-375-2787

Re: Main Sail Outhaul and Furling Gearbox Bonfiglioli VF44P1-70 P63 B14 B3

Ian Townsend
 

Contact:

MITCH SILVERMAN
DRIVETECH AUTOMATION, INC.
5401 NW 102ND AVE.  #146
SUNRISE, FL. 33351
TEL: 954-746-9800
FAX: 954-746-5509
WEBSITE: WWW.DRIVETECHONLINE.COM


Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Jun 7, 2020, at 5:17 PM, Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:

I have a Super Maramu from 1995 OO30017SM141.  The mainsail furling gearbox apparently failed and needs replacement.  The desision to remove the unit was made by my maintenance guy since I am on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast.  I ordered a new one and when it arrived it was not from Bonfiglioli and was not interchangeable.  I haven't been able to find one that could be delivered by 20 June which is when I need to have it.  Does anyone have a serviceable gearbox they want to sell or know where I could get one deliverd to Florida by 20 June?

Thanks in advance for any help.  

Regards
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool 
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cruisers of "Brick House" need help in Capetown

Symphony
 

Hi Amelians,
I don't know if you heard that the circumnavigating couple on "Brick House" are in trouble in South Africa.  Patrick Childress contracted coronavirus and has been in ICU for 21 days.  He is receiving excellent care there, but the couple's insurance company, Azimuth Risk Solutions, suddenly declared that they covered nothing during a pandemic and denied all coverage or compensation.  A friend of the Childress's started a GoFundMe page which has all the particulars and updates. 

As a COVID survivor myself, I reached out to Rebecca Childress to offer my experience and comfort.  Her husband, Patrick is still hospitalized in ICU but has some slight improvement. It would be wonderful if more sailors could post moral support or a little $$ on the GoFundMe page.

I heard the details of the denial of claim by Azimuth Risk Solutions, the Indiana company who sold the Childresses their international medical coverage. I was shocked at the sudden changing terms and reduced coverage this unethical company is trying to pull off ex post facto.  Rebecca's father has contacted attorneys for help but the entire affair has added incredible stress to a heartbreaking situation. 



We've had a lot of valuable information shared about boat insurance here already, now maybe some of you can gain more info about health insurance in general and Azimuth in particular.  

Richard
Vicem 58 "Songbird"
New Haven, CT





Re: Converting my Amel 54 to lithium batteries: what I did, what I like and what I don't like (after one year of full time live aboard use)

Scott SV Tengah
 

Lior - 

My A54 did not come with a 2500w inverter, so I didn't have the 50mm2 cables for that. Mine only included the 100a and 30a Dolphin chargers. 

Since I had it all apart to install new 50mm2 cables, I decided to just install 2x plus and 2x minus 50mm2 cables for the Quattro 5kw. That way, I could ensure the length was exactly the same and there was no initial "differential corrosion" which could impact resistance across the 4 cables. Probably overkill, but the cost was minimal. Then I re-used the 100a Dolphin cables (can't recall size, but I trust you) for the Skylla-i 80A with the assumption that Amel sized the 100a Dolphin cables correctly.

Regarding using 30A Dolphin cables, there are calculators out there you can use to determine whether, given your run distance, the voltage drop is acceptable. Since I was already installing two new pairs of 50mm2, I decided to oversize it and use the 100A Dolphin cables and just leave the 30A Dolphin cables as unused backup.

In the same manner, I ran a few extra runs of Cat6 ethernet between the engine room and the companionway...as backup. I'm glad I did as one of the Cat6 cables failed after I epoxied the hole where the wires ran!

I installed the Skylla-i 80a for a few reasons:

1) So I can charge with more current to minimize genset run time. Lifepo4 is able to accept full current until nearly full. 
2) Backup in case the Quattro dies
3) Gives me flexibility to feed 240v/60hz power into the Skylla to charge the batteries and then use the Quattro (unconnected to external AC) to invert and provide 230v/50hz to the boat. 

But primarily for #1.

Hope this helps.

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

Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Keith Tice
 

Hi Bill,

I had the same dilemma last year with my SM2k.

You need a plumbers tool. 


It is just a nut underneath, but a long reach.

Cheers,
Keith
Bikini, 
SM 282


On 7 Jun 2020, at 23:08, Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:

The faucet on the sink in my aft head of my Super Maramu from 1995 needs replacement and I haven't been able to figure out how to remove the old faucet.  I am currently on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast so I don't have access to it and have not been on it for 9 months.  I just remember not being able to figure out how to replace the faucet.  I'm usually pretty competent about most basic maintenance issues, so this one is a surprise.  Is there some secret I'm missing or do I just need to keep trying when I get back to the boat in five days? 

Thanks ion advance for any help you can offer.   

Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool
206-375-2787

Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

 

As I remember it, it is obvious...can't help you any more than this. Maybe someone else who is aboard an SM will respond.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 4:42 PM Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:
Thanks for the quick reply.  My message didn't explain the problem correctly.  My bad..  Having rebuilt my house I do know how to replace a sink.  My dillema is gaining access to the underside of the sink to make the pipe connections.  I may have mixed up the real issue since I'm not on the boat.  If it should be obvious, don't worry about it.  I'll figure it out.  I was just trying to get a heads up prior to arriving.  
Regards
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 2:24 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
It is installed just like a home faucet. Google for a YouTube video. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 4:08 PM Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:
The faucet on the sink in my aft head of my Super Maramu from 1995 needs replacement and I haven't been able to figure out how to remove the old faucet.  I am currently on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast so I don't have access to it and have not been on it for 9 months.  I just remember not being able to figure out how to replace the faucet.  I'm usually pretty competent about most basic maintenance issues, so this one is a surprise.  Is there some secret I'm missing or do I just need to keep trying when I get back to the boat in five days? 

Thanks ion advance for any help you can offer.   

Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool
206-375-2787

Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Bill Shaproski
 

Thanks for the quick reply.  My message didn't explain the problem correctly.  My bad..  Having rebuilt my house I do know how to replace a sink.  My dillema is gaining access to the underside of the sink to make the pipe connections.  I may have mixed up the real issue since I'm not on the boat.  If it should be obvious, don't worry about it.  I'll figure it out.  I was just trying to get a heads up prior to arriving.  
Regards
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 2:24 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
It is installed just like a home faucet. Google for a YouTube video. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 4:08 PM Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:
The faucet on the sink in my aft head of my Super Maramu from 1995 needs replacement and I haven't been able to figure out how to remove the old faucet.  I am currently on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast so I don't have access to it and have not been on it for 9 months.  I just remember not being able to figure out how to replace the faucet.  I'm usually pretty competent about most basic maintenance issues, so this one is a surprise.  Is there some secret I'm missing or do I just need to keep trying when I get back to the boat in five days? 

Thanks ion advance for any help you can offer.   

Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool
206-375-2787

Re: How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

 

It is installed just like a home faucet. Google for a YouTube video. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020, 4:08 PM Bill Shaproski <bill.shaproski@...> wrote:
The faucet on the sink in my aft head of my Super Maramu from 1995 needs replacement and I haven't been able to figure out how to remove the old faucet.  I am currently on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast so I don't have access to it and have not been on it for 9 months.  I just remember not being able to figure out how to replace the faucet.  I'm usually pretty competent about most basic maintenance issues, so this one is a surprise.  Is there some secret I'm missing or do I just need to keep trying when I get back to the boat in five days? 

Thanks ion advance for any help you can offer.   

Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool
206-375-2787

Main Sail Outhaul and Furling Gearbox Bonfiglioli VF44P1-70 P63 B14 B3

Bill Shaproski
 

I have a Super Maramu from 1995 OO30017SM141.  The mainsail furling gearbox apparently failed and needs replacement.  The desision to remove the unit was made by my maintenance guy since I am on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast.  I ordered a new one and when it arrived it was not from Bonfiglioli and was not interchangeable.  I haven't been able to find one that could be delivered by 20 June which is when I need to have it.  Does anyone have a serviceable gearbox they want to sell or know where I could get one deliverd to Florida by 20 June?

Thanks in advance for any help.  

Regards
Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool 
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How To Replace Aft Head Sink Faucet

Bill Shaproski
 

The faucet on the sink in my aft head of my Super Maramu from 1995 needs replacement and I haven't been able to figure out how to remove the old faucet.  I am currently on the west coast and the boat is on the east coast so I don't have access to it and have not been on it for 9 months.  I just remember not being able to figure out how to replace the faucet.  I'm usually pretty competent about most basic maintenance issues, so this one is a surprise.  Is there some secret I'm missing or do I just need to keep trying when I get back to the boat in five days? 

Thanks ion advance for any help you can offer.   

Bill Shaproski
S/V Pacific Cool
206-375-2787

Re: Converting my Amel 54 to lithium batteries: what I did, what I like and what I don't like (after one year of full time live aboard use)

Lior Keydar
 

Dear Scott

First, thank you very much also from me for sharing your project. As you see, it is very interesting for so many people.
I am also thinking about replacing the batteries to lithium and would go your way.
About the electric cables, I saw that you need 2x 50 mm2 (2x plus and 2x minus). I think that both exist already. One pair for my 2500W inverter and one for the 100A Dolphin charger. They both 50mm2 (or more). The cables for the 30A are 40mm2.

- did you install the Skylla-i 80 amp just as a backup? would the 2x 40mm2 of the Dolphin 30A be enough?
- what did I not understand correct with the electric cables?

Thanks
Lior, A54 #18