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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Best Way to Ship Parts to The Bahamas

Mark Erdos
 

Marc,

 

Ask the yacht club at Staniel Cay for a recommendation for a carrier to that island. Do not use FedEx. FedEx does not deliver to all the islands and you will need to pick it up at a FedEx office on one of the larger islands (more populated) such as New Providence or Great Exuma Cay. There are usually a couple of independent carriers who you can ship to. They will have an address in Ft. Lauderdale or Miami (USA address). They will bring the part over on a plane to Staniel Cay and you can get it at the airport from Customs. Be sure to mark the package as BOAT ENGINE PARTS if you do not wish to pay duty. You will need to show customs your Bahamas Cruising Permit and receipt for the part and its intended use. BTW – Duty is at the whim of the Customs Officer who may charge you anyway.

 

You will find the independent carrier fees about ½ of FedEx, much more reliable and faster.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Guadeloupe

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Best Way to Ship Parts to The Bahamas

 

 

Hello All,

 

Can anyone tell me the best (most reliable and fastest) way to get parts in The Bahamas?  I need a relay for my Onan generator and have found a supplier in Orlando willing to ship to me.  They suggest FedEx.  Online and cruising book research indicates this may or may not be the best way based on where you are receiving the part.

 

Mark Isaac

SM #391

Staniel Cay, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Installation second autopilot

Lotta Edwards
 

Hej Niklas,

Try svb.de they seems to have what you are looking for.

Hälsningar
Per-Erik
SM2K #373
Voyageur


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Peter Forbes
 

Mark,

Many thanks -I think I have a good lead at the moment but will keep this website as next reserve.

Peter

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 28 Mar 2018, at 08:19, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Peter,

 

I am not a big fan of Coastal Climate Control due to a bad experience I had with them. I have since purchases Frigoboat parts from Go2Marine. I have found them less expensive (especially on shipping) and they ship worldwide: https://www.go2marine.com

 

Good luck with your repair.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Guadeloupe

www.creampuff.us


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Installation second autopilot

Niklas Glöggler
 

Thank you Duane 

My first autopilot is on the rudder so this one I gonna put over the kitchen were many boats have it. Ray marine in Sweden don’t have it, do you know anybody in Europe we’re I can buy?

Regards Niklas Sy nipe sm2k#333

Skickat från min iPhone

29 mars 2018 kl. 13:38 skrev sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Niklas,



There is a chart to help determine the size sprocket and chain to buy.  Raymarine sells the drive sprocket to attach to their drive and recommends a 3/8" chain.  I'm curious where you'll install it?

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autohelm housing

Ryan Meador
 

This thread has me wondering if my boat is abnormal.  My autopilot "house" is only held down by two thumb screws.  Removing it is a common occurrence, as it's where the wires for the chartplotter come up through the deck, and the chartplotter is removable; whenever I put it below, I undo the "house" and tuck the wires underneath to protect them.  Reverse the procedure the next time I want to sail.  Relocating it would mostly just be a case of moving the two screws, as long as you stay within reach of the wire conduit beneath.  Is this not the way every Super Maramu is?

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 9:49 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill.  I agree with your ergonomics note, but everything is a compromise!


Duane



Best Way to Ship Parts to The Bahamas

Mark Isaac
 

Hello All,


Can anyone tell me the best (most reliable and fastest) way to get parts in The Bahamas?  I need a relay for my Onan generator and have found a supplier in Orlando willing to ship to me.  They suggest FedEx.  Online and cruising book research indicates this may or may not be the best way based on where you are receiving the part.


Mark Isaac

SM #391

Staniel Cay, Bahamas


Re: In Mast Electric Furler question

Craig Briggs
 

Arlo,
This sounds like a typical reduction gearbox failure. With some deterioration in the worm shaft bearings over time the worm shaft goes a bit wobbly. Since it takes more force to furl than to unfurl, especially if the main isn't slacked, this wears down the teeth of the worm wheel on the side that is being loaded up each time it's furled. 

After a while the worm is not engaging the wheel on furling, but there's still enough "meat" on the gear teeth for it to engage when unfurling. A likely cause is water ingress that's rusted out the bearings, which is why it's good to install grease fittings on the gearbox.

Time for a new reduction gearbox, which is likely cheaper and more reliable than a rebuild.  I don't know which gearbox was on your boat, but see many posts on getting replacements, which should be easy.

Good luck with it,
Craig Briggs SN#68



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

Hello all, looking for the collective wisdom from this group. I have a 1985 Mango. I suspect that this question might apply to all of the electric furlers despite their design differences over the years.


Below are the symptoms

  • The mainsail unfurls with the electric motor without issue and is fast and reliable. 
  • The mainsail will not furl in (counter clockwise around the mast) with the electric motor, the motor sounds like it is spinning
  • If I use the hand crank on the front of the motor mast, it furls in easily. So nothing is jammed, stuck or dragging inside the mast
  • If I unfurl the sail all the way out and keep going which results in the mainsail furling in the opposite direction (clockwise) around the mast it furls without problem
So my thoughts are that its is either
  • Solenoid issue
  • Electrical connect issue (corrosion) on that side of the motor
  • Maybe a worn gear on the motor that impacts that one direction only
Has anyone had this problem? 

BTW the boat sails awesome!

Thanks
Arlo


Re: Installation second autopilot

Duane Siegfri
 

Niklas,


There is a chart to help determine the size sprocket and chain to buy.  Raymarine sells the drive sprocket to attach to their drive and recommends a 3/8" chain.  I'm curious where you'll install it?

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477
 


Installation second autopilot

Niklas Glöggler
 

Hello


Im going to install Raymarine rotary drive type 2 24v as a second autopilot and wonder if anybody knows the size on steering sprocket, drive sprocket and chain and were i can it? Have been in contact with Amel but they did not know.


Regards Niklas Glöggler SY Nipe SM2K #333


Re: Autohelm housing

Duane Siegfri
 

Thanks Bill.  I agree with your ergonomics note, but everything is a compromise!

Duane


Re: Autohelm housing

Duane Siegfri
 

Steve,

We're enjoying your FB posts...looks like everyones enjoying the trip!

Duane


Re: Autohelm housing

greatketch@...
 

I moved mine--to make room for a 12" Navpod...

Just siliconed down.  Take out the screws, and good to go.

There is room to move it, and I am reasonably happy with what I ended up with, but...  the ergonomics aren't the best.  The autopilot controllers ended up a bit too close to the wheel.  It is just too tempting to reach through the wheel spokes to work the buttons (a bad idea!). Fiddle with it a bit before you finalize the reattachment spot and maybe you'll find an inch or so makes a better arrangement.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Foxtown, Little Abaco, Bahamas



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

I'm referring to the fiberglass "house" the Raymarine Autohelm controller resides in.  I'd like to move it to make room for a Navpod with a 12" plotter just forward.  I only need to move it aft an inch, and there appears to be room, but I don't know if it's bedded in silicone or is glued down.


Anybody moved it already and can advise me???


Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Autohelm housing

Stephen MORRISON <steve_morrison@...>
 

We removed ours this fall and placed the 
Navpod over its existing cutout. Ours seemed to be held in place by something similar to 3m 4200.  After removing r
The screws, I took a single edged razor blade and worked it under a corner, then continued right around until I could pull it up. 

Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Georgetown, Exuma


On Mar 28, 2018, at 8:19 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I'm referring to the fiberglass "house" the Raymarine Autohelm controller resides in.  I'd like to move it to make room for a Navpod with a 12" plotter just forward.  I only need to move it aft an inch, and there appears to be room, but I don't know if it's bedded in silicone or is glued down.


Anybody moved it already and can advise me???


Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Autohelm housing

Duane Siegfri
 

I'm referring to the fiberglass "house" the Raymarine Autohelm controller resides in.  I'd like to move it to make room for a Navpod with a 12" plotter just forward.  I only need to move it aft an inch, and there appears to be room, but I don't know if it's bedded in silicone or is glued down.


Anybody moved it already and can advise me???


Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: HULL GELCOAT REFURBISHING PROJECT - OLDER MARAMU

Duane Siegfri
 

Alex,

Can you comment on the security situation in Venezuela?  This is apparently your home?  Is Cumana safer than other places in-country?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


In Mast Electric Furler question

Arlo
 

Hello all, looking for the collective wisdom from this group. I have a 1985 Mango. I suspect that this question might apply to all of the electric furlers despite their design differences over the years.


Below are the symptoms

  • The mainsail unfurls with the electric motor without issue and is fast and reliable. 
  • The mainsail will not furl in (counter clockwise around the mast) with the electric motor, the motor sounds like it is spinning
  • If I use the hand crank on the front of the motor mast, it furls in easily. So nothing is jammed, stuck or dragging inside the mast
  • If I unfurl the sail all the way out and keep going which results in the mainsail furling in the opposite direction (clockwise) around the mast it furls without problem
So my thoughts are that its is either
  • Solenoid issue
  • Electrical connect issue (corrosion) on that side of the motor
  • Maybe a worn gear on the motor that impacts that one direction only
Has anyone had this problem? 

BTW the boat sails awesome!

Thanks
Arlo


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Black Smoke From Volvo Penta Engine Exhaust

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Are you sure that your turbo compressor is running well, on water can you run at 2800 t/mn ?

Jluc

CottonBay




Le 10/03/2018 à 20:29, pacificcool@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :
 

Pacific Cool is currently in Guadeloupe and as I was picking up a mooring in Les Saints, a big cloud of black smoke gushed out of my exhaust.  I also noticed black particles floating on the water.  It lasted about 10-20 seconds and then everything seemed to return to normal.  I.E., water temp seemed normal and the oil pressure was a bit low but increased to 1.5 Bar when I increased the RPM.  I let it run for a few minutes and got into the engine room to loom and listen.  All seemed normal.  I need to get off the mooring tomorrow.


Does anyone know what might have happened?  I have a Volvo Penta 22 TMD which till this has run perfectly.  After being on the hard in Trinidad for 6 months ending on 05 Jan 2018 it started immediately.  I plan t have a mechanic check it when I get to Pointe-a-Pitre.  


Regards,

Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool



Garanti sans virus. www.avast.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Motor Bearing SM

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon Soraya & Thomas,

Back in March 6, 2011 I saved an email sent from Gary to Gianni regarding the Bearing on the Electric Motor of the Bow Thruster.

Here is what it says:

the bearing in the base of the motor that supports the spline shaft is an NSK 6204VV bearing. Evidently the 6204 bearing size is very common and the VV means that the bearing is sealed with a rubber seal on each side. The bearing is a Single Row Radial Bearing; 20 mm ID x 47 mm OD x 14 mm Wide; Double Sealed, Non-Contact; C3 Clearance.

Extraction of the bearing and replacement is another issue. When you have accomplished the task please write it up and post it in the Files Section of the forum for the rest of us. Also, you could upload your photos to the Bow Thruster Service File in the Photos Section. I think they would useful to encourage everyone to annually service this area and take care of corrosion control.

So I am afraid no one has done this procedure, unless Gary or Bill did it.

Sincerely, Alexandre

PS: really enjoy the tour of your 54 !!!





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On Wed, 3/28/18, 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Motor Bearing SM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 8:17 AM


 









Hello,



Has anyone dismounted/replaced the bearings on the electric
motor rotor of the Bow Thruster on SM? In particular, the
bottom bearing.

see pictures. The bottom bearing is partially removed, but
the remaining part seems stuck.



Asking on behalf of a friend on Super Maramu.



Thanks for your input

Thomas

GARULFO A54 #122

currently in Saint Martin


Re: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer

SV Perigee
 

Thanks Alan - just the thing.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Motor Bearing SM

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

A couple of thoughts - always protect the motor windings from heat and arc flash.

1) Use a bearing separator kit, it is a diamond shaped beveled puller.  This clamps on the small space between the inner race and the motor windings and uses a puller to remove the inner race from the shaft.

2) Take the assembly to a weld shop and weld to small beads on opposite sides of the inner race.  This will cause the race to expand then you can grab it with a pair of pliers and pull it off.

3) Carefully hacksaw a slight diagonal cut on the inner race so as not to damage the shaft, spread the inner race with a screwdriver and slide it off.

 

Good luck!

 

Mark Mueller

A54-68

Brass Ring, Fort Lauderdale