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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

 

There can be several causes.

Nikimat gave you a very complete answer, but to find the exact cause, you will need to disassemble the bow thruster.

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 considered 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 mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 4:03 AM kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello fellow Amel owners,


I just moored my boat in the El Portet Marina in DENIA, Spain and almost done, the bow thruster did not function anymore and made a screaming noise. The prop is still there but it can turn almost without any resistance.


Any idea what can be wrong and how to repair is very much welcome.


Best regards,


Willem Kroes


SM #351 KAVANGA

  


Re: mail and package forwarding while cruising

Craig Briggs
 

HI Ryan and Kelly,
Yes, St Brendan's Isle Mail Service - sbimailservice dot com - has been the "gold standard" for US sailors (and motor homers) for years. It was started by Doug Moody, who has been a huge supporter of the SSCA, and his son-in-law Scott now runs the operation. You couldn't do better. Differing levels of service are available up to full contents scan, etc.  Check their web site.
Cheers,
Craig and Katheirne, SN68 Sangaris; 411 Walnut St. PMB 4020, Green Cove Springs, FL


---In amelyachtowners@..., <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote :

Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you have a favorite mail/package forwarding solution while you're cruising.  I'd want it to have a USA address and be able to send to anywhere in the Caribbean (and perhaps farther).  I've found a number of services that offer this, including the ability to open and scan your mail to view online, but I'd like some testimonials before I entrust a random company with something so important.

Thanks!

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights

John Clark
 

Hi Paul,
   congrats on the new boat.  My older SM #37 had rail mounted lights but they failed at some point before I bought the boat.  A previous owner switched to using a trcolor mast head light in place of the deck level lighting.  If you don't have the wiring already run for deck lights the tricolor may be the quickest way to get into compliance.  A note, I think Joel Potter said that at one point  the deck lights were an "option" but all boats were wired for them.  Check around in the forward lockers and see if you can find wires going toward the forward tooe rail.

                Regards,  John

SV Annie SM #37
Prickly Bay 

On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 8:05 AM paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello all.  My new to me SM2K hull # 238 was built for a French customer (named Henri Amel incidentally) and was built with no deck-level running lights.  Apparently they are /were not required in France at that time and no subsequent owners felt they needed to uprade to be in compliance with COLREGS. 


Obviously I need them since international COLREGs require them when steaming.  And common sense says they are necessary when steaming, especially in close quarters.


I do not know how to search this forum for old posts so I apologize if I am rehashing an old thread, but I would love to hear if any others have had this problem and how they dealt with it.   Specifically, the problem is getting wire into the bow pulpit when it wasn't constructed with wire access.  There is no hole between the sail locker and the inside of the angled bow pulpit stanchion.    Also, the best location and mounting hardware for the bow lights and any problems with aftermarket installations.  The stern light should not be difficult-- I am thinking of putting the stern light on the solar arch rather than the stern railing.


I will be in Martinique in a few weeks.  Do you know if the yard there has specifically dealt with this retrofit on a SM?


Thanks in advance for any advice.


Paul Cooper

SM2K #238 "Maracuya"

Grenada



Re: 24VDC “misc” breaker

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Thomas,
This may not help, but on Stella, that breaker has no connection made to it. I have a pic of the wiring which I will email to you. (Still have not worked out how to post images here)
Have you checked if you have a wire connected there?
Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
A54 #154


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Courtney,

Thanks for your reply 

We have another dedicated switch for the gaz solenoid, labelled “electrovane gaz” and located just below the bilge pump button on the 24VDC panel. 
Do you have a switch that has no specific use on your panel?

Cheers!
Thomas

GARULFO
A54-122
Curaçao 



On Fri, 5 Oct 2018 at 08:36, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

on our boat Tripinn' #101 amel 54 we must use that switch when we are using our Propane tanks to cook. 

Hope this helps
Courtney




-----Original Message-----
From: 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: Yahoo Group Amel <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 2:45 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

 
Hi all,

On our A54 24V panel (port column, lowest position), there is a breaker labelled  “divers” (miscellaneous in French) that i would like to use for a new piece if equipment in the engine room. 
Does anyone know when the cables for that breaker go?

Thanks a bunch!

Fair winds

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Curaçao 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Paul,

Not sure how this will help you, but here are some pictures of the bow pulpit (this was after someone hit by boat back in 2014), but you could get some idea: http://nikimat.com/accident.html

The lights I had were Aqua Signal Series 40.

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Fri, 10/5/18, paul.cooper74@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018, 7:05 AM


 









Hello all.  My new to me SM2K hull #
238 was built for a French customer (named Henri Amel
incidentally) and was built with no deck-level running
lights.  Apparently they are /were not required in France
at that time and no subsequent owners felt they needed to
uprade to be in compliance with
COLREGS. 
Obviously I need them since
international COLREGs require them when steaming.  And
common sense says they are necessary when steaming,
especially in close quarters.
I do not know how to search
this forum for old posts so I apologize if I am rehashing an
old thread, but I would love to hear if any others have
had this problem and how they dealt with it. 
 Specifically, the problem is getting wire into the bow
pulpit when it wasn't constructed with wire access. 
There is no hole between the sail locker and the inside of
the angled bow pulpit stanchion.    Also, the best
location and mounting hardware for the bow lights and any
problems with aftermarket installations.  The stern light
should not be difficult-- I am thinking of putting the stern
light on the solar arch rather than the stern
railing.
I will be in Martinique in
a few weeks.  Do you know if the yard there has
specifically dealt with this retrofit on a
SM?
Thanks in advance for any
advice.
Paul
CooperSM2K #238 "Maracuya"Grenada


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

Courtney Gorman
 

on our boat Tripinn' #101 amel 54 we must use that switch when we are using our Propane tanks to cook. 
Hope this helps
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners]
To: Yahoo Group Amel
Sent: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 2:45 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

 
Hi all,

On our A54 24V panel (port column, lowest position), there is a breaker labelled  “divers” (miscellaneous in French) that i would like to use for a new piece if equipment in the engine room. 
Does anyone know when the cables for that breaker go?

Thanks a bunch!

Fair winds

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Curaçao 


Deck running lights

paul.cooper74@...
 

Hello all.  My new to me SM2K hull # 238 was built for a French customer (named Henri Amel incidentally) and was built with no deck-level running lights.  Apparently they are /were not required in France at that time and no subsequent owners felt they needed to uprade to be in compliance with COLREGS. 


Obviously I need them since international COLREGs require them when steaming.  And common sense says they are necessary when steaming, especially in close quarters.


I do not know how to search this forum for old posts so I apologize if I am rehashing an old thread, but I would love to hear if any others have had this problem and how they dealt with it.   Specifically, the problem is getting wire into the bow pulpit when it wasn't constructed with wire access.  There is no hole between the sail locker and the inside of the angled bow pulpit stanchion.    Also, the best location and mounting hardware for the bow lights and any problems with aftermarket installations.  The stern light should not be difficult-- I am thinking of putting the stern light on the solar arch rather than the stern railing.


I will be in Martinique in a few weeks.  Do you know if the yard there has specifically dealt with this retrofit on a SM?


Thanks in advance for any advice.


Paul Cooper

SM2K #238 "Maracuya"

Grenada



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning William,

When it happened to me (same thing: propeller still on bow thruster - but no movement and screaming sound) it was the bearing inside the foot that were worn out.
Here are pictures: http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_spin.html

You will need from Amel Part 1110 (Mecanism Pied de Propulseur SM) the price varies a lot if you purchase it from Martinique (977 Euro) or La Rochelle (582 Euro)
scroll down to 1110 to see the part:
http://www.nikimat.com/spare_parts_bow_thruster.html

NOTE: Make sure you order with the Tufnol shaft and not the bearing by themselves as the size of that shaft has changed (look at the last picture on: http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_lost_propeller.html )

NOTE 2: when you receive the 1110 - the small open space to receive the key on the small gear will have to be machined a little as it is not thick enough.
If you look at the 2nd picture on http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_spin.html
You will see where the key goes has not be machine as much as on the old gear.
You have a good view on picture 6.

Wood luck, sincerely, Alexandre




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On Fri, 10/5/18, kavanga@outlook.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018, 4:03 AM


 









Hello fellow Amel
owners,
I just moored my boat in
the El Portet Marina in DENIA, Spain and almost done, the
bow thruster did not function anymore and made a screaming
noise. The prop is still there but it can turn almost
without any resistance.
Any idea what can be wrong
and how to repair is very much
welcome.
Best
regards,
Willem
Kroes
SM #351
KAVANGA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mail and package forwarding while cruising

Mark Erdos
 

Ryan and Kelly

 

Most American cruisers use SBI. They have a very good reputation. https://www.sbimailservice.com/

 

We have managed to get our mail to just about 2 or 3 pieces per month as almost every company with who we do business is set up to be paperless.

 

As far as forwarding packages, companies such as eZone are available on most Caribbean islands.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] mail and package forwarding while cruising

 

 

Hi all,

 

I was wondering if any of you have a favorite mail/package forwarding solution while you're cruising.  I'd want it to have a USA address and be able to send to anywhere in the Caribbean (and perhaps farther).  I've found a number of services that offer this, including the ability to open and scan your mail to view online, but I'd like some testimonials before I entrust a random company with something so important.

 

Thanks!

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

luvkante
 

Your clutch is broken

Martin
AMEL54 #149 „CHIARA“ 

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 05.10.2018 um 11:03 schrieb kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hello fellow Amel owners,


I just moored my boat in the El Portet Marina in DENIA, Spain and almost done, the bow thruster did not function anymore and made a screaming noise. The prop is still there but it can turn almost without any resistance.


Any idea what can be wrong and how to repair is very much welcome.


Best regards,


Willem Kroes


SM #351 KAVANGA

  


Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

Willem Kroes
 

Hello fellow Amel owners,


I just moored my boat in the El Portet Marina in DENIA, Spain and almost done, the bow thruster did not function anymore and made a screaming noise. The prop is still there but it can turn almost without any resistance.


Any idea what can be wrong and how to repair is very much welcome.


Best regards,


Willem Kroes


SM #351 KAVANGA

  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mail and package forwarding while cruising

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Ryan;

We have used EarthClassMail for about 4 years. They have been very reliable and professional. They do open, scan, forward and you also have the option of depositing checks that you receive in the mail.

Respectfully;


Mohammad And Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

On Oct 5, 2018, at 3:47 AM, Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you have a favorite mail/package forwarding solution while you're cruising.  I'd want it to have a USA address and be able to send to anywhere in the Caribbean (and perhaps farther).  I've found a number of services that offer this, including the ability to open and scan your mail to view online, but I'd like some testimonials before I entrust a random company with something so important.

Thanks!

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: Emergency tiller cap O Ring

greatketch@...
 

Alan,

A second vote for Florida Bearings as an O-ring supplier.  Bearings and lip seals too.  They don't always stock the metric sizes, but can order them in quickly.

On our boat we found that cap to be an annoying leak source.  For reasons not at all clear to me, there were a great many fine gelcoat cracks right across the O-ring sealing surface, or what SHOULD have been the O-ring sealing surface. We had two choices, carefully fix every one of the fine crazing cracks,  and prep the area back to a standard suitable for an o-ring seal--or something else.  

We did... something else and used a little silicone sealant to glue down the cover.  Nothing that a screwdriver (or desperate fingernails) couldn't remove posthaste in an emergency.  Leaks no more.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: mail and package forwarding while cruising

greatketch@...
 

Ryan,

You'll find a very large fraction of US cruisers use St Brendan's Isle Mail Service based in Green Cove Springs, Florida.

We have been using them for the last two years (Box #12343) , and they have been awesome.  Helpful, and knowledgable. They are a large, and very well organized outfit and have been around for many years. If you need it, they will help you set up residence in Florida as well (No state income tax!)  You can even use your boat as your official residence.  The local DMV and other government offices are well versed in how to handle us "odd ball" officially "homeless" sorts as well since they see so many of us.

They are so widely used, there have been many places that cater to sailors that have been able to complete our address for us from memory once we start with "411 Walnut Street..."

Bill KInney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA



mail and package forwarding while cruising

Ryan Meador
 

Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you have a favorite mail/package forwarding solution while you're cruising.  I'd want it to have a USA address and be able to send to anywhere in the Caribbean (and perhaps farther).  I've found a number of services that offer this, including the ability to open and scan your mail to view online, but I'd like some testimonials before I entrust a random company with something so important.

Thanks!

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Olivier Beaute to New Zealand

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Hello GANG,

We are in Tonga but will meet up with Olivier on the 27th in Bay of Islands marina that evening.  He’ll probably be busy sampling wines and local foods with us that evening then perform some small inspections on “olde” Eleuthera.

We know he has to be in Auckland on 1st…

Regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 4 Oct 2018, at 21:32, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Thanks Danny,


We are in New Cal right now intending to sail for Opua somewhere around mid October.

Have you arranged anything with Olivier to meet in the North ?

We now have a berth in the new marina extension in Opua, so Elyse will be there for the foreseeable future.

All the best
Alan
Elyse SM437
Baie de la Somme



Re: Emergency tiller cap O Ring

Craig Briggs
 

Florida Bearings - a Division of Kaman Company should have them.
2686 SW 36th StFort Lauderdale FL 33312United States


24VDC “misc” breaker

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

On our A54 24V panel (port column, lowest position), there is a breaker labelled  “divers” (miscellaneous in French) that i would like to use for a new piece if equipment in the engine room. 
Does anyone know when the cables for that breaker go?

Thanks a bunch!

Fair winds

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Curaçao 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Olivier Beaute to New Zealand

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Alan,

Olivier is arranging his own appointments but he has some in Auckland, Whangarei and tentatively Whangaroa so Im sure an Opua one would fit in. His email is Olivierbeaute@...  if you want to contact him. Enjoy New Cal. Wish I was there.

Regards

Danny

On 04 October 2018 at 21:32 "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Danny,


We are in New Cal right now intending to sail for Opua somewhere around mid October.

Have you arranged anything with Olivier to meet in the North ?

We now have a berth in the new marina extension in Opua, so Elyse will be there for the foreseeable future.

All the best
Alan
Elyse SM437
Baie de la Somme

 


 


 

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