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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] The red bilgelamp on 24 volt panel is dead

karkauai
 

Congratulations and welcome to the family!

You can remove the red cap and change the bulb without removing the panel.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jul. 9, 2018, 10:02 AM -0400, arthur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>, wrote:
 

We are now, me and. Anna the happy new owners of SM 435.

The bilgepump is working fine but not the red lamp on the 24 volt panel. How do I replace it?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sad video of Nikimat

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Peter,

Ho, so sad you are selling Carango… but glad the fuel cap will continue its trip!!!
Arno is looking at a 54 here in Martinique!!!

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Mon, 7/9/18, Peter Forbes @ppsfcarango [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sad video of Nikimat
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, July 9, 2018, 10:51 AM


 









Alexander,
Carango is now for sale if your
friend is interested- she is in La Rochelle with her new
fuel cap!
Peter
Forbes
On Mon, 9
Jul 2018 at 15:25, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 









Thanks very much Mark,

I keep an eye on the forum, I am very proud and honored to
be remembered and that many of you answer questions using
some of the illustrations I did.

With time, I will put more pictures and reorganize the site.




Last time I saw NIKIMAT was may be 1 month ago after he was
towed to the French side and the masts were removed. After
that, I look and look and never saw him again…

The salvage company told me, it is awaiting to be shredded.




I left Sint Maarten last Tuesday, I am now in Martinique
where I saw again Dave & Leanne, John & Coleen, met
Charlie & John (Tritum) as well as Olaf (I am actually
staying on his Santorin).

Going to pick up my friend Arno who is looking at a 54.



Sincerely, Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Sun, 7/8/18, Mark Garver @Itsgood
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:



Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sad video of Nikimat

To: amelyachtowners@...

Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 9:17 AM





 



















Hard to watch, I remember seeing the message here

about Alex’s loss right after Irma. He does continue
to

help on this forum and in many other ways!

Godspeed Alexandre and Nikimat!



Sent from my

iPhone

On Jul 8,

2018, at 8:29 AM, @bcameron

[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>

wrote:

































 













I stumbled across this video

yesterday.  Apparently Nikimat (2001 Super Maramu, Hull
#

289) is going to be parted out to rebuild Agapanthe

(Rafael's boat a 1999 Super Maramu, Hull #246). 
Both

were totalled in Hurricane Irma at St. Martin.  I only
post

this to show the toughness of these boats.  I know many
of

us wondered exactly what kind of damage it would take to

sink a Super Maramu.  Despite severe damage and being

nearly chopped in half,  Nikimat looks to be in
remarkably

good condition considering what she lived through in her

final hours.  (I did check with Alexandre before
posting

this).  Despite everything he's gone through, he

continues to be a leader in this great community,
helping

others.

   http://picbear.online/used_boats_for_sale_caribbean

Brent

CameronFuture Super Maramu

owner



















































--
Best wishes
Peter Forbes
+44 (0) 7836
209730
@ppsfcarango


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sad video of Nikimat

Peter Forbes
 

Alexander,

Carango is now for sale if your friend is interested- she is in La Rochelle with her new fuel cap!

Peter Forbes

On Mon, 9 Jul 2018 at 15:25, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks very much Mark,
I keep an eye on the forum, I am very proud and honored to be remembered and that many of you answer questions using some of the illustrations I did.
With time, I will put more pictures and reorganize the site.

Last time I saw NIKIMAT was may be 1 month ago after he was towed to the French side and the masts were removed. After that, I look and look and never saw him again…
The salvage company told me, it is awaiting to be shredded.

I left Sint Maarten last Tuesday, I am now in Martinique where I saw again Dave & Leanne, John & Coleen, met Charlie & John (Tritum) as well as Olaf (I am actually staying on his Santorin).
Going to pick up my friend Arno who is looking at a 54.

Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Sun, 7/8/18, Mark Garver mgarver@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sad video of Nikimat
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 9:17 AM


 









Hard to watch, I remember seeing the message here
about Alex’s loss right after Irma. He does continue to
help on this forum and in many other ways!
Godspeed Alexandre and Nikimat!

Sent from my
iPhone
On Jul 8,
2018, at 8:29 AM, brentcameron61@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






I stumbled across this video
yesterday.  Apparently Nikimat (2001 Super Maramu, Hull #
289) is going to be parted out to rebuild Agapanthe
(Rafael's boat a 1999 Super Maramu, Hull #246).  Both
were totalled in Hurricane Irma at St. Martin.  I only post
this to show the toughness of these boats.  I know many of
us wondered exactly what kind of damage it would take to
sink a Super Maramu.  Despite severe damage and being
nearly chopped in half,  Nikimat looks to be in remarkably
good condition considering what she lived through in her
final hours.  (I did check with Alexandre before posting
this).  Despite everything he's gone through, he
continues to be a leader in this great community, helping
others.
   http://picbear.online/used_boats_for_sale_caribbean
Brent
CameronFuture Super Maramu
owner















--
Best wishes
Peter Forbes
+44 (0) 7836 209730


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking rudder

 

That depends on whether the packing is OEM, or not. Assuming you have a SM or 54, tighten the large plastic nut 1 face. You will have to remove the mechanical nut lock, usually on 1 face of the nut.

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

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be taken when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any referred to mechanical and/or electrical device or system.


On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 9:06 AM 'arthur@...' arthur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The rudder is leaking is little while under way with autopilot . How to stop that completely?

Skickat från min iPhone


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] The red bilgelamp on 24 volt panel is dead

 

That depends on what model Amel and year.

If a SM and original unmodified, you can pull off the red lens and unscrew 90 degrees the small BAY-type 24VDC incandescent bulb

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

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be taken when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any referred to mechanical and/or electrical device or system.


On Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 9:03 AM arthur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We are now, me and. Anna the happy new owners of SM 435.

The bilgepump is working fine but not the red lamp on the 24 volt panel. How do I replace it?


Re: Onan Water Pump

Craig Briggs
 

Good job, Duane.  Like I said, "easy-peasy". 
And you didn't need to pay a mechanic or use a hydraulic press and now you really know your pump for when it breaks down at sea.
Ain't life grand!
Cheers, Craig

---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailor63109@...> wrote :

I put a PDF in the Files section under Onan Information.

The PDF is a set of photos of my overhaul of the water pump.  With the Bearing Puller I have (bought from Harbor Freight) it really wasn't too bad or complicated of a job.  I had the "Major Service Kit" from Onan on board and it had some pretty good instructions.  

The intent of the PDF is to just give a visual overview of the process and how it can be accomplished with a bearing puller in lieu of a hydraulic press.  It's worth noting that the instructions from Onan, under Tools required, lists a "Hand Press".  I expect they are referring to something like my bearing puller.

Have fun!
Duane

Oh, and for Ian, I'm not sure what Mark used but I plan to use either a "Banjo30 Mesh T-Line Strainer, 595 Microns, 1" Pipe Size
Item # 3DTX3 Mfr. Model # LST100-30 Catalog Page # 2898 UNSPSC # 40142501"  from Amazon, 

or
1" Y Strainer,Threaded, 20Mesh, 4-1/2"Length, Bronze KECKLEY 45AK97 11THYBCM20M34
from the Grainger catalog.


 


Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls

Craig Briggs
 

After I posted this and several others replied they needed them too, I wrote back to Maud, telling her that, and she has now written to me saying she may be able to get them after all, now that there is a known demand.  I'm waiting for her to write back and give me pricing.

I'd like to give her a firm order and will be happy to coordinate for the US contingent.  That is, I can place a bulk order and then break it out to others within the US, rather than have Maud send several overseas shipments,  From the replies posted on the DB so far: 
Miles - Ladybug in Newport -  "4 or 5"
Ryan & Kelle - Iteration in Boston  -  "a couple"
Jose Venegas - Impanema in Boston  -  "5"
Steve Davis - Aloha in Hawaii   - "some"
John Clark - ?  in ?   -   "yes"
Kent Robertson - Kristy in St Michaels -  ? 
Craig Briggs - Sangaris - in Boca Raton -  need one, if price is right would take 10 or more

John on Annie in Martinique wanted "some" but may be better off dealing with Amel Carribbean (or  not)

Anyway, I'll keep you posted on what Maud says.  In the meantime, let's take this off-line of the regular forum traffic.  Drop me an email to sangaris@...  (that's sangaris at aol.com).  We don't need to do anything firm until Maud gives us the pricing.  I also asked her to clarify if we can buy the chrome pulls separate from the brown plastic latching part.  If the pulls are inexpensive I've got a lot that are corroding and could use freshening up - I think there's about 40 in total on my SN.

Cheers,
Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris, parked in Brunswick, GA (I'm in Boca Raton) sangaris@...


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

Maud informed me that Amel no longer has the old push-button rectangular drawer pulls. 
Has anyone found a source or a good replacement?


Many thanks, Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] The red bilgelamp on 24 volt panel is dead

Brent Cameron
 


Leaking rudder

Arthur Sundqvist
 

The rudder is leaking is little while under way with autopilot . How to stop that completely?

Skickat från min iPhone


The red bilgelamp on 24 volt panel is dead

Arthur Sundqvist
 

We are now, me and. Anna the happy new owners of SM 435.


The bilgepump is working fine but not the red lamp on the 24 volt panel. How do I replace it?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] On the Krow, no problems.

Brent Cameron
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sad video of Nikimat

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks very much Mark,
I keep an eye on the forum, I am very proud and honored to be remembered and that many of you answer questions using some of the illustrations I did.
With time, I will put more pictures and reorganize the site.

Last time I saw NIKIMAT was may be 1 month ago after he was towed to the French side and the masts were removed. After that, I look and look and never saw him again…
The salvage company told me, it is awaiting to be shredded.

I left Sint Maarten last Tuesday, I am now in Martinique where I saw again Dave & Leanne, John & Coleen, met Charlie & John (Tritum) as well as Olaf (I am actually staying on his Santorin).
Going to pick up my friend Arno who is looking at a 54.

Sincerely, Alexandre




--------------------------------------------

On Sun, 7/8/18, Mark Garver @Itsgood [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sad video of Nikimat
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018, 9:17 AM


 









Hard to watch, I remember seeing the message here
about Alex’s loss right after Irma. He does continue to
help on this forum and in many other ways!
Godspeed Alexandre and Nikimat!

Sent from my
iPhone
On Jul 8,
2018, at 8:29 AM, @bcameron
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






I stumbled across this video
yesterday.  Apparently Nikimat (2001 Super Maramu, Hull #
289) is going to be parted out to rebuild Agapanthe
(Rafael's boat a 1999 Super Maramu, Hull #246).  Both
were totalled in Hurricane Irma at St. Martin.  I only post
this to show the toughness of these boats.  I know many of
us wondered exactly what kind of damage it would take to
sink a Super Maramu.  Despite severe damage and being
nearly chopped in half,  Nikimat looks to be in remarkably
good condition considering what she lived through in her
final hours.  (I did check with Alexandre before posting
this).  Despite everything he's gone through, he
continues to be a leader in this great community, helping
others.
   http://picbear.online/used_boats_for_sale_caribbean
Brent
CameronFuture Super Maramu
owner


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Water Pump

Sv Garulfo
 

Thanks Mark,

You had found a really good price for the pump so I got surprised by the prices of the rebuild kit I had found in my research. 

Fair winds,

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Curacao



On Mon, 9 Jul 2018 at 12:36, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Curacao

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2018 5:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Water Pump

 

 

 

Duane, Craig, Bill, Mark and al,

 

Thanks for the info, very useful !

 

Does anyone has a good reference/source for the major rebuild kit for that pump? 

 

Thanks

Thomas

 

GARULFO 

A54-122

Curacao

 

On Sat, 7 Jul 2018 at 13:58, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Duane,

Actually, you're right - it is easy-peasy and you definitely don't need to go to the expense of a shop rebuilt. I agree with Mark that having two pumps works great - you can rebuild one at your leisure after popping the new one on. I do this with both my genset and my main engine water pumps - have rebuilt them both many times over the years.

In lieu of a press you can just carefully tap out the shaft using a socket from your socket wrench set as a "pusher". On reassembly you may want to put parts in the freezer and/or hot water to make them go together more easily. Sourcing parts is easy.

Have fun with it!

Cheers, Craig Briggs

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

 

Bill R.,

 

Thank for your post.  I actually had a rebuild kit on board (memory is an occasional thing for me these days it seems) and though easi-peasi, just rebuild the pump!  But it will take a shop to get this one apart.

 

I agree with you, another pump is the way to go.

 

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Water Pump

Mark Erdos
 

Thomas,

 

I think you will find eBay to be the cheapest source. Or perhaps Amazon.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rebuild-Kit-For-Sherwood-Pump-G701-Onan-132-0358/112375609437?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D52935%26meid%3Db193ea3b8812496c970fd418bfe0bf42%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D122448674645%26itm%3D112375609437&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1

 

However for the price of the kit and shipping etc, I’d replace the whole pump for the extra $75.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Curacao

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 9, 2018 5:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Water Pump

 

 

 

Duane, Craig, Bill, Mark and al,

 

Thanks for the info, very useful !

 

Does anyone has a good reference/source for the major rebuild kit for that pump? 

 

Thanks

Thomas

 

GARULFO 

A54-122

Curacao

 

On Sat, 7 Jul 2018 at 13:58, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Duane,

Actually, you're right - it is easy-peasy and you definitely don't need to go to the expense of a shop rebuilt. I agree with Mark that having two pumps works great - you can rebuild one at your leisure after popping the new one on. I do this with both my genset and my main engine water pumps - have rebuilt them both many times over the years.

In lieu of a press you can just carefully tap out the shaft using a socket from your socket wrench set as a "pusher". On reassembly you may want to put parts in the freezer and/or hot water to make them go together more easily. Sourcing parts is easy.

Have fun with it!

Cheers, Craig Briggs

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

 

Bill R.,

 

Thank for your post.  I actually had a rebuild kit on board (memory is an occasional thing for me these days it seems) and though easi-peasi, just rebuild the pump!  But it will take a shop to get this one apart.

 

I agree with you, another pump is the way to go.

 

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa electric furling gears

Kostas Ioannidis <kostas_ioannidis@...>
 

Hi John ,

Thanks very much!!! That’s very encouraging. Perhaps the gear maker here will not have problems either...:)
If he does I’ll get back to you and perhaps contact the gear maker in New Zealand for his ideas.
We have also serviced the main furling gears with the original Italian parts.
Thanks again!!

Best,
Kostas and Helen 

On Monday, July 9, 2018, 2:00:47 PM GMT+3, John Hayes johnhayes862@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Hi Helen and Kostas

 

My Santorin is 1991 and we had the same problem a year ago. We managed (in New Zealand) to get the worm drive machined and then a new disk gear cut. All bearings were also replaced. The cost as I recall was about NZ$2000 or roughly US $1400 which included courier charges. The fellow who did the work had never before seen a fiberglass gear box casing but reckoned the rebuilt box would be good for 25 years!

 

We took the furler gear box to the gear maker; no plans were necessary

 

I have also just replaced the gear boxes on the main furler and boom outhaul. Both about US$ 300 and standard bonfiglioli (sp?) units.

 

Best

 

John Hayes

Nag Waka

Wellington

New Zealand

 

From: on behalf of "Kostas Ioannidis kostas_ioannidis@... [amelyachtowners]"
Reply-To:
Date: Monday, 9 July 2018 at 10:27 PM
To: "amelyachtowners@..." Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa electric furling gears

 

 

Dear all,

 

Our electric furling system on our Super Maramu no 29 in 1990 is broken. 

The gears inside are sheared . We had already replaced the bearings inside when it was making some noise a few years ago but this time the mechanical engineer here on Syros island in Greece says that he will need replacement gears as it will be very hard to have new ones cut and probably very expensive.

Has anyone had any experience and does anyone have any ideas to help?

Maud at Amel will send some plans which will help but any other help will be very much appreciated!!

 

Best regards,

Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi sailing on “Meditation “Super Maramu no 29 in 1990


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa electric furling gears

JOHN HAYES
 

Hi Helen and Kostas

 

My Santorin is 1991 and we had the same problem a year ago. We managed (in New Zealand) to get the worm drive machined and then a new disk gear cut. All bearings were also replaced. The cost as I recall was about NZ$2000 or roughly US $1400 which included courier charges. The fellow who did the work had never before seen a fiberglass gear box casing but reckoned the rebuilt box would be good for 25 years!

 

We took the furler gear box to the gear maker; no plans were necessary

 

I have also just replaced the gear boxes on the main furler and boom outhaul. Both about US$ 300 and standard bonfiglioli (sp?) units.

 

Best

 

John Hayes

Nag Waka

Wellington

New Zealand

 

From: on behalf of "Kostas Ioannidis kostas_ioannidis@... [amelyachtowners]"
Reply-To:
Date: Monday, 9 July 2018 at 10:27 PM
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa electric furling gears

 

 

Dear all,

 

Our electric furling system on our Super Maramu no 29 in 1990 is broken. 

The gears inside are sheared . We had already replaced the bearings inside when it was making some noise a few years ago but this time the mechanical engineer here on Syros island in Greece says that he will need replacement gears as it will be very hard to have new ones cut and probably very expensive.

Has anyone had any experience and does anyone have any ideas to help?

Maud at Amel will send some plans which will help but any other help will be very much appreciated!!

 

Best regards,

Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi sailing on “Meditation “Super Maramu no 29 in 1990


Genoa electric furling gears

Kostas Ioannidis <kostas_ioannidis@...>
 

Dear all,

Our electric furling system on our Super Maramu no 29 in 1990 is broken. 
The gears inside are sheared . We had already replaced the bearings inside when it was making some noise a few years ago but this time the mechanical engineer here on Syros island in Greece says that he will need replacement gears as it will be very hard to have new ones cut and probably very expensive.
Has anyone had any experience and does anyone have any ideas to help?
Maud at Amel will send some plans which will help but any other help will be very much appreciated!!

Best regards,
Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi sailing on “Meditation “Super Maramu no 29 in 1990


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Water Pump

Sv Garulfo
 


Duane, Craig, Bill, Mark and al,

Thanks for the info, very useful !

Does anyone has a good reference/source for the major rebuild kit for that pump? 

Thanks
Thomas

GARULFO 
A54-122
Curacao

On Sat, 7 Jul 2018 at 13:58, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 


Duane,
Actually, you're right - it is easy-peasy and you definitely don't need to go to the expense of a shop rebuilt. I agree with Mark that having two pumps works great - you can rebuild one at your leisure after popping the new one on. I do this with both my genset and my main engine water pumps - have rebuilt them both many times over the years.
In lieu of a press you can just carefully tap out the shaft using a socket from your socket wrench set as a "pusher". On reassembly you may want to put parts in the freezer and/or hot water to make them go together more easily. Sourcing parts is easy.
Have fun with it!
Cheers, Craig Briggs

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :



Bill R.,

Thank for your post.  I actually had a rebuild kit on board (memory is an occasional thing for me these days it seems) and though easi-peasi, just rebuild the pump!  But it will take a shop to get this one apart.

I agree with you, another pump is the way to go.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] On the Krow, no problems.

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

We met Krow in St Martin in 2008 or so. Krow is Work,  spelt backwards. Extraordinary couple. They bought their Amel without knowing how to sail. Hired a "pro" to teach them for 3 months. Realised that he knew nothing. Then realised --at a few days notice--that they had to leave the US or pay tax on the boat. They left and headed for the Azores, reading up as they went along. When they came to berth in the Horta it was the first time they had brought the boat alongside ! Took them about 30 minutes--the harbour master simply couldn't understand.

 They went on to spend a year in the Med.  Amazingly, the day we met them , they having just crossed back to the Caribean, was the first time they had ever used their anchor! In the Med they had gone from marina to marina.


Just shows, with a intelligent owners , even if you can't sail at first, an Amel will look after you.


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 08 July 2018 22:57:36
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] On the Krow, no problems.
 


We met a couple in Beaufort, NC who owned an Amel SM (I think it was a 2003) named Krow.  I can't remember his name, but her name was Jane.  They must be in their 70's.


I thought it was worth posting here that they bought it used and sailed the Caribbean, and then the Med, and told me that nothing ever broke down on the boat.  It was perfect.  I have to note here, that they have already sold the boat...


It reminds me of the old joke that, among sailors, there are "them that have run aground, and the damn liars!".  Now, I'm not calling their assertion into question, I just envy their experience.


Best regards to all the mechanics out there,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Water Pump

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks, Duane,


I find the easiest way to change an impeller on the Onan is to detach the two water pipes, undo the two bolts holding the pump to the engine and then you can fit a new impeller in the comfort of your cockpit.


The first time that you remove the pump you may have to give it a sharp tap to disengage. Thereafter it's simple. 


My impellers last about 200 hours. The sensor is not that sensitive--when it cut out the engine yesterday the impeller had ONE blade on it. The rest were blocking the heat exchanger.


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 08 July 2018 22:50:13
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Water Pump
 


I put a PDF in the Files section under Onan Information.

The PDF is a set of photos of my overhaul of the water pump.  With the Bearing Puller I have (bought from Harbor Freight) it really wasn't too bad or complicated of a job.  I had the "Major Service Kit" from Onan on board and it had some pretty good instructions.  

The intent of the PDF is to just give a visual overview of the process and how it can be accomplished with a bearing puller in lieu of a hydraulic press.  It's worth noting that the instructions from Onan, under Tools required, lists a "Hand Press".  I expect they are referring to something like my bearing puller.

Have fun!
Duane

Oh, and for Ian, I'm not sure what Mark used but I plan to use either a "Banjo30 Mesh T-Line Strainer, 595 Microns, 1" Pipe Size
Item # 3DTX3 Mfr. Model # LST100-30 Catalog Page # 2898 UNSPSC # 40142501"  from Amazon, 

or
1" Y Strainer,Threaded, 20Mesh, 4-1/2"Length, Bronze KECKLEY 45AK97 11THYBCM20M34
from the Grainger catalog.