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Re: Passerelle

Craig Briggs
 
Edited

Vic,
There are some "standard" teak steps available that have non-slip grooves on one side. You may have to trim them a bit.  You can also cut grooves in a flat board with a table saw.
The steps screw onto the tabs of your ladder from the bottom side. When you install them, first put the passerelle plywood in place, turn it upside down and then lay in the steps so they will support the plywood along its length after they are fastened. (The end ones, in particular, need to be spaced so the plywood can slip into its retaining structure.)
Hope this helps.
By the way, where is Moon Dog locarted.
-- Craig, SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Passerelle

Vic Fryzel
 

Also, have folks had the steps/platform redone on their passerelle? Mine are missing. Just curious if anyone has any advice there too.

Thanks!
- Vic


On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 8:38 AM Vic Fryzel via groups.io <vic.fryzel=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is really great info. Will try all of this out! Thanks!

-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248


On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 6:40 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
There are a number of other things for the passerelle.
Attached to my starboard backstay is a tubular rod that swings down and goes into a ring welded to the starboard side of the passarelle.
This prevents the passerelle from swinging back and forth.
The starboard halyard on the mizzen is connected to a piece of bungee cord. It attaches to the the stern most port loop on the top of the passerelle. If you adjust the tension correctly the passerelle will not touch the dock and to enter or exit you just pull the bungee cord down to the dock. Lastly there are 2 stainless poles with a thick line connecting them. The shackle attaches to the same spot as the bungee cord, then a stainless pole into a hole in the passarelle, more line and then the second pole into the passarelle. Finally there is a thinner line that ties to the middle stanchion on the stern. This makes a nice hand rail to balance while entering or exiting the boat.
You will find that this setup works best in the lower hole in the dstep on the stern
Fair Winds,'Eric
sm 376 Kimberlite

On August 5, 2020 at 3:48 PM Denise McGovern <Mcgovern.denise@...> wrote:

Vic, 

On ours, the wheel side goes on the dock and the boat side has a short pole that goes into one of two available corresponding holes on the stern (one on deck and one on the top step). This allows the passerelle to pivot.

Hope this helps. Someone will likely have a photo for you soon.

Denise McGovern
S/V CARA 
SM 440
Chesapeake Bay

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 3:40 PM Vic Fryzel < vic.fryzel@...> wrote:
Hi,

Can folks please link me to any resources in terms of actually attaching the passerelle to the stern? I've found a couple of photos, but mostly in the photos it seems as though folks are just tying it to a stanchion and/or davit, and it's otherwise free to roll. Is that correct assuming I set the appropriate springs?

Thanks!
-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248


 


Re: Passerelle

Vic Fryzel
 

This is really great info. Will try all of this out! Thanks!

-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248


On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 6:40 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
There are a number of other things for the passerelle.
Attached to my starboard backstay is a tubular rod that swings down and goes into a ring welded to the starboard side of the passarelle.
This prevents the passerelle from swinging back and forth.
The starboard halyard on the mizzen is connected to a piece of bungee cord. It attaches to the the stern most port loop on the top of the passerelle. If you adjust the tension correctly the passerelle will not touch the dock and to enter or exit you just pull the bungee cord down to the dock. Lastly there are 2 stainless poles with a thick line connecting them. The shackle attaches to the same spot as the bungee cord, then a stainless pole into a hole in the passarelle, more line and then the second pole into the passarelle. Finally there is a thinner line that ties to the middle stanchion on the stern. This makes a nice hand rail to balance while entering or exiting the boat.
You will find that this setup works best in the lower hole in the dstep on the stern
Fair Winds,'Eric
sm 376 Kimberlite

On August 5, 2020 at 3:48 PM Denise McGovern <Mcgovern.denise@...> wrote:

Vic, 

On ours, the wheel side goes on the dock and the boat side has a short pole that goes into one of two available corresponding holes on the stern (one on deck and one on the top step). This allows the passerelle to pivot.

Hope this helps. Someone will likely have a photo for you soon.

Denise McGovern
S/V CARA 
SM 440
Chesapeake Bay

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 3:40 PM Vic Fryzel < vic.fryzel@...> wrote:
Hi,

Can folks please link me to any resources in terms of actually attaching the passerelle to the stern? I've found a couple of photos, but mostly in the photos it seems as though folks are just tying it to a stanchion and/or davit, and it's otherwise free to roll. Is that correct assuming I set the appropriate springs?

Thanks!
-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248


 


Re: A54 Engine Transmission (ZF25)

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Arno;

 

We replace the transmission oil and filter every year prior to the start of the season. I believe this is stated in the manual. Also, we fill the oil to the top (About an extra 2 liters) for winter storage. This is recommended in the manual to cover all gears to prevent rust and corrosion.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

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I just uploaded the workshop manual for the engine transmission into the "/Files / Volvo Penta" section. I don't think there is a lot we can do about this thing ourselves as it needs lots of specialty tools to work on it.

One thing I did wonder about. Does anyone have recommendations about refreshing the oil in the transmission? I don't remember seeing any mention of this in the manuals.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


drawings for C drive and propulsion

Roman Lawrence
 

Hello, thanks for help with my hatches.
Are there any drawings for the C drive, and propulsion, with spare parts available?
Were to buy the spare parts? Is there an Amel shop?
 
mit feundlichem Gruß / best regards

Roman Lawrence
Schüruferstraße 202a
44269 Dortmund / germany
Email: roman.lawrence@...
Tel: 0049 (0)231 456312


drawings for C drive and propulsion

Roman Lawrence
 

Hello, thanks for help with my hatches.
Are there any drawings for the C drive, and propulsion, with spare parts available?
Were to buy the spare parts? Is there an Amel shop?
 
mit feundlichem Gruß / best regards

Roman Lawrence
Schüruferstraße 202a
44269 Dortmund / germany
Email: roman.lawrence@...
Tel: 0049 (0)231 456312


Re: A54 Engine Transmission (ZF25)

Roman Lawrence
 

Hello Arno, thanks for answering. Amel recomend every 2 years.
I wanted to have the drawing for the propulsion, to give the engeneer in the shipyard some help
 
mit feundlichem Gruß / best regards

Roman Lawrence
Schüruferstraße 202a
44269 Dortmund / germany
Email: roman.lawrence@...
Tel: 0049 (0)231 456312
 
 
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I just uploaded the workshop manual for the engine transmission into the "/Files / Volvo Penta" section. I don't think there is a lot we can do about this thing ourselves as it needs lots of specialty tools to work on it.

One thing I did wonder about. Does anyone have recommendations about refreshing the oil in the transmission? I don't remember seeing any mention of this in the manuals.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


A54 Engine Transmission (ZF25)

Arno Luijten
 

I just uploaded the workshop manual for the engine transmission into the "/Files / Volvo Penta" section. I don't think there is a lot we can do about this thing ourselves as it needs lots of specialty tools to work on it.

One thing I did wonder about. Does anyone have recommendations about refreshing the oil in the transmission? I don't remember seeing any mention of this in the manuals.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


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Re: Passerelle

eric freedman
 

There are a number of other things for the passerelle.
Attached to my starboard backstay is a tubular rod that swings down and goes into a ring welded to the starboard side of the passarelle.
This prevents the passerelle from swinging back and forth.
The starboard halyard on the mizzen is connected to a piece of bungee cord. It attaches to the the stern most port loop on the top of the passerelle. If you adjust the tension correctly the passerelle will not touch the dock and to enter or exit you just pull the bungee cord down to the dock. Lastly there are 2 stainless poles with a thick line connecting them. The shackle attaches to the same spot as the bungee cord, then a stainless pole into a hole in the passarelle, more line and then the second pole into the passarelle. Finally there is a thinner line that ties to the middle stanchion on the stern. This makes a nice hand rail to balance while entering or exiting the boat.
You will find that this setup works best in the lower hole in the dstep on the stern
Fair Winds,'Eric
sm 376 Kimberlite

On August 5, 2020 at 3:48 PM Denise McGovern <Mcgovern.denise@...> wrote:

Vic, 

On ours, the wheel side goes on the dock and the boat side has a short pole that goes into one of two available corresponding holes on the stern (one on deck and one on the top step). This allows the passerelle to pivot.

Hope this helps. Someone will likely have a photo for you soon.

Denise McGovern
S/V CARA 
SM 440
Chesapeake Bay

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 3:40 PM Vic Fryzel < vic.fryzel@...> wrote:
Hi,

Can folks please link me to any resources in terms of actually attaching the passerelle to the stern? I've found a couple of photos, but mostly in the photos it seems as though folks are just tying it to a stanchion and/or davit, and it's otherwise free to roll. Is that correct assuming I set the appropriate springs?

Thanks!
-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248


 


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Re: Passerelle

Vic Fryzel
 

Aha! Thanks that makes perfect sense. Thanks for helping me figure that out!


Re: Passerelle

Denise McGovern
 

Vic, 

On ours, the wheel side goes on the dock and the boat side has a short pole that goes into one of two available corresponding holes on the stern (one on deck and one on the top step). This allows the passerelle to pivot.

Hope this helps. Someone will likely have a photo for you soon.

Denise McGovern
S/V CARA 
SM 440
Chesapeake Bay

On Wed, Aug 5, 2020, 3:40 PM Vic Fryzel <vic.fryzel@...> wrote:
Hi,

Can folks please link me to any resources in terms of actually attaching the passerelle to the stern? I've found a couple of photos, but mostly in the photos it seems as though folks are just tying it to a stanchion and/or davit, and it's otherwise free to roll. Is that correct assuming I set the appropriate springs?

Thanks!
-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248


Passerelle

Vic Fryzel
 

Hi,

Can folks please link me to any resources in terms of actually attaching the passerelle to the stern? I've found a couple of photos, but mostly in the photos it seems as though folks are just tying it to a stanchion and/or davit, and it's otherwise free to roll. Is that correct assuming I set the appropriate springs?

Thanks!
-Vic "Moon Dog" SM248


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Re: new Rigg on SM2000

Stefano Biffi
 

Hi Eloi, I did the same 3 years ago in Hyeres. ACMO plus German steel cable; till now no problem at all. 
Stay healthy 
Stefano
N’EVEREST Super Maramu 185
Bocca di Magra 
Italy 

Il giorno 4 ago 2020, alle ore 00:02, Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> ha scritto:


Hallo,
Im am in the process of buying a SM2000 from 2004. The standing rigg has to
be changed. Amel in Hyères proposed to me the company "Sea Nergie Nautic"
(former Rousseau) to do the work. They made a quite interesting offer with
fittings from ACMO but the cables would not be from ACMO but from WDI in
Germany. Does anybody have experiences with those cables or would you
recommend to use cables from ACMO. Many thanks for your help.

Eloi
SM 2000 #426 (hopefully in 3 Weeks)


Useful addition to Volvo D3-110 engine's sea water circuit

Arno Luijten
 

When working on our D3-110I-rev. C engine, I discovered a shattered impeller. I hate that as it means you need to open the intercooler to get the remains of the impeller out of the system. Opening up that thing means you need new O-rings to re-assemble that thing.
So when finding out which parts I need to order for our engine I noticed something in the documentation. Volvo apparently noticed the same problem at some point. For the 130 HP and higher versions they included a sea water strainer in the system. Why the 110 HP version was not given this option is beyond me, maybe because the cooling capacity of system for the 110 version has more headroom.
It may be if you have a D,E,F,G or H version of this engine this filter is already present, I'm not sure. If not a similar filter can be installed as well (different version!)
Anyway, if you look at the enclosed screen-print you can see the hose between the sea water pump and the intercooler can be replaced with some alternate parts to provide a sea water strainer to catch impeller bits.

I have now ordered the following parts:

Hose 3817382
Hoseclamp 994562 (3 pce)
Hose 3817383
Filter assy. 3812612
Hoseclamp 994564

To replace the hose between the pump and the intercooler.

I also got hold of the correct Workshop manual for the C-version of this engine. I uploaded it to the "Files / Volvo Penta /" section of the forum.

Another thing I did is order a new lid for the (Vetus) sea water strainer for the main sea water intake (from Amel). I added a garden-hose connector to the lid using a Dremel and a drill. I can now connect a garden hose to the water-intake to flush the sea water system when required (lay-up). By connecting this to a water-tap with adequate pressure you will push water trough the A/C, Fridge and Anchor wash system without running either of those.
Flushing the engine and genset is also possible however you must take care as closing the valve to the manifold for the above mentioned systems creates pressure in the suction part of the engine's sea water system. In my case it blew off one of the bellows of the transmission oil cooler. No damage occurred, but I needed to remount it. So what I did is start the engine and immediately after opened the tap. Be careful not to rev. the engine as your average tap can hardly keep up with the demand at idle.
Alternatively you can also use a big water resevoir to feed water to the engine instead of connecting the hose to a watertap.


Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121



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Re: Measurements of stern area of a SM for boat name and port

 

Ryan,

Perfect.

Thanks
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 10:36 AM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

I've attached the one I made when I renamed our boat.  The dimensions listed are in inches.  Some SMs have a grab rail to port of the steps which might eat into this space, so keep that in mind.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 11:33 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Does anyone have the measurements of the stern area of a SM for boat name and port. I lost the diagram I had.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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