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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Happy US Thanksgiving! [1 Attachment]

Mark Erdos
 

Yes! Happy Thanksgiving from Aruba where we just had the most awesome traditional Thanksgiving meal (lots of American tourists here who the island cater to very well)

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2018 5:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Happy US Thanksgiving! [1 Attachment]

 

 

I'd like to wish all my American Amelian friends and acquaintances a very Happy Thanksgiving where ever you may find yourselves today.     Hopefully it's warmer where ever you are than here where our lake is doing it's level best to become walkable!  Fair winds, calm seas and lots of Turkey!

 

 

Brent Cameron, Future SM2K owner

Hawkestone, Ontario, Canada


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator primary pump.

Alin SM 283
 

Thanks  so much Bill


On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 at 12:08, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

Alin,

You have the Dessalator  D150/160 water maker. The low pressure feed pump spec is 900 liters/hour. You can buy the exact 230VAC 50htz replacement at www.dessalator.com.

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

On Thu, Nov 22, 2018, 16:42 Alin Misescu alin1923@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi Alexandre. 

Thanks for your answer. My one is a bit different. Pls see the pictures, I didn't include the primary pump as it is removed. Maybe I will send a picture latter. 
Thanks.
Alin









On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 at 9:42, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
 

Do you have the “DUO D60” (which can be used with 24 Volt or 220 Volt?
You can find some information here:
http://www.nikimat.com/water_maker_duo_d60.html

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 11/22/18, alin1923@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator primary pump.
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 2:11 PM


 









Hi Amel owners.My
water maker primary pump, the one that sucks from the
strainer and sends water to the high pressure pump, has the
shaft badly corroded and needs replacement. I find it very
difficult to find specs so I can buy a new pump. Can anyone
advise me where to find them?My boat is
a SM 2k, hull 283Thank
you.Alin Misescu, SM2K, Wanderer,
#283





Re: Ballooner Halyard

Duane Siegfri
 

Steve,

There are two in the Photo section.  Search for "Ballooner" or use this link:


Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator primary pump. [3 Attachments]

 

Alin,

You have the Dessalator  D150/160 water maker. The low pressure feed pump spec is 900 liters/hour. You can buy the exact 230VAC 50htz replacement at www.dessalator.com.

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


On Thu, Nov 22, 2018, 16:42 Alin Misescu alin1923@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi Alexandre. 

Thanks for your answer. My one is a bit different. Pls see the pictures, I didn't include the primary pump as it is removed. Maybe I will send a picture latter. 
Thanks.
Alin









On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 at 9:42, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
 

Do you have the “DUO D60” (which can be used with 24 Volt or 220 Volt?
You can find some information here:
http://www.nikimat.com/water_maker_duo_d60.html

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 11/22/18, alin1923@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator primary pump.
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 2:11 PM


 









Hi Amel owners.My
water maker primary pump, the one that sucks from the
strainer and sends water to the high pressure pump, has the
shaft badly corroded and needs replacement. I find it very
difficult to find specs so I can buy a new pump. Can anyone
advise me where to find them?My boat is
a SM 2k, hull 283Thank
you.Alin Misescu, SM2K, Wanderer,
#283





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator primary pump.

Alin SM 283
 

Hi Alexandre. 
Thanks for your answer. My one is a bit different. Pls see the pictures, I didn't include the primary pump as it is removed. Maybe I will send a picture latter. 
Thanks.
Alin









On Fri, 23 Nov 2018 at 9:42, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

Do you have the “DUO D60” (which can be used with 24 Volt or 220 Volt?
You can find some information here:
http://www.nikimat.com/water_maker_duo_d60.html

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 11/22/18, alin1923@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator primary pump.
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 2:11 PM


 









Hi Amel owners.My
water maker primary pump, the one that sucks from the
strainer and sends water to the high pressure pump, has the
shaft badly corroded and needs replacement. I find it very
difficult to find specs so I can buy a new pump. Can anyone
advise me where to find them?My boat is
a SM 2k, hull 283Thank
you.Alin Misescu, SM2K, Wanderer,
#283





Ballooner Halyard

Stephen Davis
 

Does anyone have a good picture of how the looped end of the ballooner halyard is spliced by Amel. The one on our boat is not original, and probably not correct. Thanks for the help.

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Ko Olina, Hawaii


Happy US Thanksgiving!

Brent Cameron
 

I'd like to wish all my American Amelian friends and acquaintances a very Happy Thanksgiving where ever you may find yourselves today.     Hopefully it's warmer where ever you are than here where our lake is doing it's level best to become walkable!  Fair winds, calm seas and lots of Turkey!



Brent Cameron, Future SM2K owner

Hawkestone, Ontario, Canada


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator primary pump.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Do you have the “DUO D60” (which can be used with 24 Volt or 220 Volt?
You can find some information here:
http://www.nikimat.com/water_maker_duo_d60.html

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Thu, 11/22/18, alin1923@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator primary pump.
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 2:11 PM


 









Hi Amel owners.My
water maker primary pump, the one that sucks from the
strainer and sends water to the high pressure pump, has the
shaft badly corroded and needs replacement. I find it very
difficult to find specs so I can buy a new pump. Can anyone
advise me where to find them?My boat is
a SM 2k, hull 283Thank
you.Alin Misescu, SM2K, Wanderer,
#283


Dessalator primary pump.

Alin SM 283
 

Hi Amel owners.

My water maker primary pump, the one that sucks from the strainer and sends water to the high pressure pump, has the shaft badly corroded and needs replacement. I find it very difficult to find specs so I can buy a new pump. Can anyone advise me where to find them?

My boat is a SM 2k, hull 283

Thank you.

Alin Misescu, SM2K, Wanderer, #283


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Brand of Steeringwheel and axis?

Arthur Sundqvist
 

Thank you Bill!
Arthur 

22 nov. 2018 kl. 17:51 skrev greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

Arthur,


I do not know the brand, but on my SM (#160) the shaft on the steering system is 25mm, the gear has 40 teeth.  The gear on the chain drive motor has 19 teeth.

I am not sure that all SM steering drives are the same, so you might want to check yours to be sure.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA




Re: Brand of Steeringwheel and axis?

greatketch@...
 

Arthur,

I do not know the brand, but on my SM (#160) the shaft on the steering system is 25mm, the gear has 40 teeth.  The gear on the chain drive motor has 19 teeth.

I am not sure that all SM steering drives are the same, so you might want to check yours to be sure.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


3rd Freezer box under settee

Alan Grayson
 

Does anyone in the US have a mold for the settee refrigeration box?

Does anyone know if Amel Martinique has put in the refrigeration boxes?

Regards

Alan Grayson

SV Ora Pai  SM 406

Ft Lauderdale


Brand of Steeringwheel and axis?

Arthur Sundqvist
 

I am going to install a parallell autopilot, the rotary drive from RM.

I need to know the brand of steering wheel/Axis , on SM to find the right tooth sprocket for that axis.

RM has the tooth sprocket for the rotary drive I think.

Does anyone know?


Kind regards and FAIR Winds

Arthur Sundqvist

SM 435 Vista


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gearbox

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Thank you Bill 
Heinz

Am 21.11.2018 11:06 schrieb "Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Gear oil 80/90...same as bow thruster. Amel changed the oil specification for all Amel bow thrusters about 2 or 3 years ago..


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

On Wed, Nov 21, 2018, 09:21 Heinz Stutenbaeumer heinz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Do you new what Kind off Oil I can take? 
I can not get the 15W 90 from the Handbook. 
Thanks Heinz


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Genoa sheet sizing

smiles bernard
 

Thanks for this John!
I guess we will get smoother at tacking with a bit more practise 
Given my sheets are looking, well, ropey, I’ll try and get a single length ant try  the cow hitch for a while. If I do t like it I can always go back to 2 sheets and bowlines 
All the very best
Miles


On 21 Nov 2018, at 12:46, john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Miles,

   I purchased Annie with 16mm genoa sheets fastened to the sail with a cowhitch/larkshead.   I replaced the sheet shortly after purchase and found the knot was rock solid...no chance it would slip at all.  After an hour with a marlinspike I gave up and cut the knot.  I used a cowhitch/larkshead on the new line and it held fine, no slipage.  I untied the know after a year because I didn't like the way the line looked like it was bending as it left the knot under load.  I cut the line and used two bowlines, which I still have now.  

The bowlines do seem to catch on the forward lower shrouds and if the sail is allowed to flog during a tack the weight of the two knots seems to make things worse.    

Take home message:  cowhitch is smother, does not seem to slip once set, but I am concerned about concentrating force on a small point of the line.  Bowlines seem to spread the stress across a larger area of the rope, won't slip and have the benefit of being two separate sheets in the event of a failure near the knot/sail.  


                    Regards,  John

SV Annie  SM37
Le Marin Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gearbox

 

Gear oil 80/90...same as bow thruster. Amel changed the oil specification for all Amel bow thrusters about 2 or 3 years ago.


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

On Wed, Nov 21, 2018, 09:21 Heinz Stutenbaeumer heinz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Do you new what Kind off Oil I can take? 
I can not get the 15W 90 from the Handbook. 
Thanks Heinz


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gearbox

eric freedman
 

Hi Willem,

Why do you want to release the brake?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gearbox

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

My boat, #351, has an Autoprop and a shaft brake. With the boat on the hard and servicing the prop, how to get the brake off for a while?

 

Willem Kroes

 

SY KAVANGA 


Gearbox

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Do you new what Kind off Oil I can take? 
I can not get the 15W 90 from the Handbook. 
Thanks Heinz


Re: Gearbox

John Clark
 

Heinz,
   Definitely follow Bill's advice on this maintenance item.  Cleaning and lots of grease!   Where I in your shoes I would be concerned about what is happening inside the C-drive.  If it does not turn freely and smoothly (with transmission in neutral) there may be damage inside.  

I just performed this maintenance (with help from Olaf Bauer, SM Sayanora II)  and on disassemble the inside of the gearbox was perfectly clean and there was no sign of corrosion.  If this is not the case for you then I would consider having the c-drive inspected before launching.  

                  Regards,  John
SV Annie SM 37
Le Marin MQ


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

hello,
After 5 months in the drydock in Panama I noticed that an Oel-water mixture was leaking out of the gearbox. I had the seals and the oil changed by Amel in Martinique a year ago. Now I can't turn the propeller by hand.
Is that normal or does anyone know what to do?
I am grateful for every suggestion.
All the best
Heinz
Amel SM200, 292


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gearbox

 

Heinz,

There are 7 very important things that, if not done precisely correct, will result in water
seeping into the C Drive.
Some of the things that commonly cause water seepage are:
1.) Seals and/or wear bushings NOT purchased from Amel.
2.) The wall of the seal cavity NOT completely cleaned with emery cloth.
3.) The seals NOT oriented according to Amel specs.
4.) The seals NOT inserted the correct depth.
5.) The seals NOT completely greased with waterproof grease
6.) The wear bushing O ring NOT greased and/or not the correct size
7.) The propeller shaft NOT completely cleaned where the wear bushing O ring meets the shaft.

Are you 100% positive that all of the above was performed correctly?

Are you aware that Amel now specifies 80/90 gear oil for the C Drive?

If you need more information, please let me know at bill"at"amelschool.com.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 7:39 AM 'Stutenbaeumer.Berlin' heinz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello and thanks to everyone. 
The Oil-water mixture came from the propeller's drive shaft. After 5 months there was only a small amount left. More water than oil.  
I removed the seals and started the engine. At the first time in the forward gear the engine stopped. 
The second time in reverse the propeller turned. 
I can turne the Propeller by hand now.
I have now changed the gaskets and will get new oil today. 
I can't explain why the seals don't work after a year. 
Many thanks Heinz

SM2000, 292


Am 21.11.2018 um 07:01 schrieb kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Eric,

My boat, #351, has an Autoprop and a shaft brake. With the boat on the hard and servicing the prop, how to get the brake off for a while?

Willem Kroes

SY KAVANGA