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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rivets for Head sail furling foil

karkauai
 

I drilled out the old rivets using a 1/4inch bit, James.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

On May 6, 2018, at 11:42 PM, James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,


   Can you tell me if the 1/4” rivets fit the original holes in your furler, or did you need to drill them out some?   I will be changing my headstay this year so need to drill out the rivets and would like to bring the correct size with me to the boat.

Thanks,

James
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On May 6, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I used1/4 inch rivets.  No problems with installation or in the 3 years since

Kent
SM 243
KRISTY




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rivets for Head sail furling foil

James Alton
 

Vladimir,

   Thank you for the information.  The Mil-spec maximum hole size for a 1/4” rivet is 265 thousandths and 7mm is 275.5 thousandths.  I wonder if the hole size you are reporting has been increased by drilling out the rivet?  Or if this hole is being measured in the aluminum extrusion, perhaps the riveting process enlarged the hole some?  I am wondering if a 1/4” rivet could be preswelled the additional 10 thousandths to completely fill the hole?  I will run this one by an engineering friend to get his opinion.

   It would seem that a single pc. of aluminum could be machined to insert into the inside of the extrusion to provide something to tap into if needed.  The hole size to tap for an 8mm bolt is 269 thousandths so very close to the hole size that you have.  I am unclear if the Amel Owners that are replacing the original rivets with the 8mm bolts are simply tapping the existing holes in the two parts being joined or are inserting some sort of a backing?  Could someone enlighten me on whether a backing plate of some sort is needed to convert the original furler rivets to the 8mm bolts?  This change would be nice so that I would not have to drill out the rivets each time the furler needed to be removed.  

Best of luck,

James

SV  Sueño
Maramu #220

On May 7, 2018, at 7:17 AM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


James,

The rivets were drilled out. The holes are 7 mm diameter. 1/4" diameter rivets are small for 7mm holls, but I can't  find rivets that are 7 mm in diameter.

Does anybody have a drawing of a threaded backing plate that can be inserted in the foil? Perhaps using screws and the backing plats are the best sollution. Does Amel sell the backing plats?

Vladimir
S/V "Life is Good"
SM 345


On Sun, May 6, 2018, 23:42 James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Kent,


   Can you tell me if the 1/4” rivets fit the original holes in your furler, or did you need to drill them out some?   I will be changing my headstay this year so need to drill out the rivets and would like to bring the correct size with me to the boat.

Thanks,

James
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On May 6, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I used1/4 inch rivets.  No problems with installation or in the 3 years since

Kent
SM 243
KRISTY







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rivets for Head sail furling foil

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

James,

The rivets were drilled out. The holes are 7 mm diameter. 1/4" diameter rivets are small for 7mm holls, but I can't  find rivets that are 7 mm in diameter.

Does anybody have a drawing of a threaded backing plate that can be inserted in the foil? Perhaps using screws and the backing plats are the best sollution. Does Amel sell the backing plats?

Vladimir
S/V "Life is Good"
SM 345


On Sun, May 6, 2018, 23:42 James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Kent,


   Can you tell me if the 1/4” rivets fit the original holes in your furler, or did you need to drill them out some?   I will be changing my headstay this year so need to drill out the rivets and would like to bring the correct size with me to the boat.

Thanks,

James
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On May 6, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I used1/4 inch rivets.  No problems with installation or in the 3 years since

Kent
SM 243
KRISTY




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rivets for Head sail furling foil

James Alton
 

Kent,

   Can you tell me if the 1/4” rivets fit the original holes in your furler, or did you need to drill them out some?   I will be changing my headstay this year so need to drill out the rivets and would like to bring the correct size with me to the boat.

Thanks,

James
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On May 6, 2018, at 10:39 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I used1/4 inch rivets.  No problems with installation or in the 3 years since

Kent
SM 243
KRISTY




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Charging / Discharging issue

karkauai
 

You definitely have a problem, Olaf.  I have 90AHr batteries, and they last 10-12 hrs at anchor, an hour or so of charging with the Onan gets them back to 90+% of capacity.

I have lead acid batteries, and can’t comment on how to check AGMs.  With lead acid batteries, a cold cranking amps test and specific gravity of the electrolyte can help figure out what is wrong.

Do AGMs need equalizing???
Kent
SM243
Kristy

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On May 6, 2018, at 8:46 PM, olaf_renos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello AMELians,

 

On Friday I was first time out on anchorage with my SM2K and wondered about the discharging of the batteries. The discharging was around 20% within 6 hours! Only the fridge, refrigerator (on level 2) and the VHF were turned on. No more.

 

Furthermore, the wind generator was running all the time and the solar panel filled at that time as-well.

 

I my opinion this isn’t normal and I guess as minimum one battery isn’t working properly.

 

I also wondered about the charging of the Onan Generator. I run it with 100Amp charger and it could only fill up the batteries by ca. 2% in 1,5 hours!

 

What is the best way to find out what is wrong? Checking the batteries? How to check them if they don’t work properly?

 

My questions are now:

·        Is that the normal charging rate of the Onan generator by using the 100Amp charge controller with those kinds of batteries?

·        How is the normal charging rate of the Onan generator with those kind of battery setup?

·        Or do I have an issue with the Onan generator? When that seems to be how could I find out / what I have to check?

·        How could I find out or what is the best way to find out if the batteries are working properly or not?

 

Batteries

AGM batteries Vision EV-27-AM and the capacity of each one is 100 Ah = 600Ah.

 

Solar Panel 245W

 

Wind Generator Silent Wind 400

 

 

Any help is highly appreciated.

 

Fair Winds

 

Olaf Bauer

 

S/V Sayonara II, SM2K 392

currently in St. Anne, Martinique

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rivets for Head sail furling foil

karkauai
 

I used1/4 inch rivets.  No problems with installation or in the 3 years since
Kent
SM 243
KRISTY


Charging / Discharging issue

olaf_renos@...
 

Hello AMELians,

 

On Friday I was first time out on anchorage with my SM2K and wondered about the discharging of the batteries. The discharging was around 20% within 6 hours! Only the fridge, refrigerator (on level 2) and the VHF were turned on. No more.

 

Furthermore, the wind generator was running all the time and the solar panel filled at that time as-well.

 

I my opinion this isn’t normal and I guess as minimum one battery isn’t working properly.

 

I also wondered about the charging of the Onan Generator. I run it with 100Amp charger and it could only fill up the batteries by ca. 2% in 1,5 hours!

 

What is the best way to find out what is wrong? Checking the batteries? How to check them if they don’t work properly?

 

My questions are now:

·        Is that the normal charging rate of the Onan generator by using the 100Amp charge controller with those kinds of batteries?

·        How is the normal charging rate of the Onan generator with those kind of battery setup?

·        Or do I have an issue with the Onan generator? When that seems to be how could I find out / what I have to check?

·        How could I find out or what is the best way to find out if the batteries are working properly or not?

 

Batteries

AGM batteries Vision EV-27-AM and the capacity of each one is 100 Ah = 600Ah.

 

Solar Panel 245W

 

Wind Generator Silent Wind 400

 

 

Any help is highly appreciated.

 

Fair Winds

 

Olaf Bauer

 

S/V Sayonara II, SM2K 392

currently in St. Anne, Martinique

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I don't remember.
I just bought the whole rebuild package from AB Marine and gave it to a professional to have it overhaul (the was 3 years ago).



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

On Sun, 5/6/18, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 5:24 PM


 

















Hi
Alexandra,

 

Thanks for the
info. On the SKF package, is there “X/Q” following the
part number?

 



 

With best
regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel
- Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us




 





From:
amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2018 4:00 PM

To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop
Bearings





 

 







Hello Mark,



I confirm 3 x 32004 Bearings and 3 x 51110 Bearinrs.

Here i the whole list.

http://www.nikimat.com/auto_prop_h6.html



To add on Eric, message - they no longer rent tools. I tried
to 3 years ago
when had the propeller rebuild.



Sincerely Alexandre



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

On Sun, 5/6/18, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
[amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...> wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

To: amelyachtowners@...

Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 11:22 AM





 



































Hi all,



 



I am ordering some spare

autoprop bearings and need some

help confirming the correct slanted bearing. On the

AB-Marine web page it

states SKF 32004 is the correct bearing.



 



I can save a lot of money

if I order from a bearing

wholesaler. However, the only SKF 32004 comes with an X/Q

after the part

number. Does anyone know if this is the same?



 



 



With best regards,



 



Mark



 



Skipper



Sailing Vessel - Cream

Puff - SM2K - #275



Currently cruising –

Bonaire



 



www.creampuff.us



 
























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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

greatketch@...
 

In the SKF catalog, the 32004 bearing is only listed with the X/Q suffix.  In the SKF numbering system a suffix like "X" or "Q" is not used as modifiers to a base part number, but rather give some information about the design standards and service loads for that model. 

"X" means the dimensions are ISO complient, and "Q" means "optimized contact geometry and surface finish"

There are no versions of this part number without the X/Q suffix in the current catalog.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Spanish Wells, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Alexandra,

 

Thanks for the info. On the SKF package, is there “X/Q” following the part number?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2018 4:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

 

 

Hello Mark,

I confirm 3 x 32004 Bearings and 3 x 51110 Bearinrs.
Here i the whole list.
http://www.nikimat.com/auto_prop_h6.html

To add on Eric, message - they no longer rent tools. I tried to 3 years ago when had the propeller rebuild.

Sincerely Alexandre

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

On Sun, 5/6/18, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 11:22 AM


 

















Hi all,

 

I am ordering some spare
autoprop bearings and need some
help confirming the correct slanted bearing. On the
AB-Marine web page it
states SKF 32004 is the correct bearing.

 

I can save a lot of money
if I order from a bearing
wholesaler. However, the only SKF 32004 comes with an X/Q
after the part
number. Does anyone know if this is the same?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream
Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising –
Bonaire

 

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Mark,

I confirm 3 x 32004 Bearings and 3 x 51110 Bearinrs.
Here i the whole list.
http://www.nikimat.com/auto_prop_h6.html

To add on Eric, message - they no longer rent tools. I tried to 3 years ago when had the propeller rebuild.

Sincerely Alexandre




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

On Sun, 5/6/18, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018, 11:22 AM


 

















Hi all,

 

I am ordering some spare
autoprop bearings and need some
help confirming the correct slanted bearing. On the
AB-Marine web page it
states SKF 32004 is the correct bearing.

 

I can save a lot of money
if I order from a bearing
wholesaler. However, the only SKF 32004 comes with an X/Q
after the part
number. Does anyone know if this is the same?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream
Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising –
Bonaire

 

www.creampuff.us


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks Eric, I have a set of the tools.

 

If anyone is ever close to me and needs to use them, you are welcome. It makes the prop rebuild much easier.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2018 1:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

 

 

Hi Mark,

If you buy the bearings from AB marine they will also rent you the tools for the rebuild.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2018 12:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

 

 

Hi all,

 

I am ordering some spare autoprop bearings and need some help confirming the correct slanted bearing. On the AB-Marine web page it states SKF 32004 is the correct bearing.

 

I can save a lot of money if I order from a bearing wholesaler. However, the only SKF 32004 comes with an X/Q after the part number. Does anyone know if this is the same?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Bonaire

 

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

eric freedman
 

Hi Mark,

If you buy the bearings from AB marine they will also rent you the tools for the rebuild.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2018 12:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Auto Prop Bearings

 

 

Hi all,

 

I am ordering some spare autoprop bearings and need some help confirming the correct slanted bearing. On the AB-Marine web page it states SKF 32004 is the correct bearing.

 

I can save a lot of money if I order from a bearing wholesaler. However, the only SKF 32004 comes with an X/Q after the part number. Does anyone know if this is the same?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Bonaire

 

www.creampuff.us

 


Auto Prop Bearings

Mark Erdos
 

Hi all,

 

I am ordering some spare autoprop bearings and need some help confirming the correct slanted bearing. On the AB-Marine web page it states SKF 32004 is the correct bearing.

 

I can save a lot of money if I order from a bearing wholesaler. However, the only SKF 32004 comes with an X/Q after the part number. Does anyone know if this is the same?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Bonaire

 

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Rivets for Head sail furling foil

greatketch@...
 

Vladimir,

I tapped threads and used 8mm stainless socket head cap screws. 

You might want to have a look back at message #34039 where Olivier gives the ultimate summary of the issues involved.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sonsev52@...> wrote :

I would like to use 1/4 " dia 8 stainless rivets. ( I couldn't find 7 mm dia rivets.)
I am concerned about breaking the part that foil is inserted to. It is aluminum casting 10 mm wall. The upper holes are close to the edge. Did anyone see it broken during rivet installation or due to wind load.

That is very critical connection. If it fails during a storm, the sail can get opend and there are noway to furl it back.
Please give me recommendations and provide your oppinion.

Vladimir
S/V "Life is Good"
SM 345


Rivets for Head sail furling foil

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

I would like to use 1/4 " dia 8 stainless rivets. ( I couldn't find 7 mm dia rivets.)
I am concerned about breaking the part that foil is inserted to. It is aluminum casting 10 mm wall. The upper holes are close to the edge. Did anyone see it broken during rivet installation or due to wind load.

That is very critical connection. If it fails during a storm, the sail can get opend and there are noway to furl it back.
Please give me recommendations and provide your oppinion.

Vladimir
S/V "Life is Good"
SM 345


Volvo two wire temperature sender

greatketch@...
 

Does anyone know the part number or specification for the Volvo two wire temperature sensor?  (Not the high temperature alarm switch...) 


Mine has gone to the great boatyard in the sky, and the online part drawings I have found do not include it...


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Spanish Wells, Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Exhaust elbow and cooling

Patrick McAneny
 

Bob, As Bill stated I don't trust my engine temp gauge , with good reason. I had a mechanic install a new Volvo instrument panel, the new gauge  was reading 225 F while the engine was at normal temps. His solution was to install an resistor in the wire from the sender. That seems arbitrary and should be unnecessary , I would think the gauge and sender should be compatible without modification.  To your question, I use two laser guns ( they sometimes disagree by several degrees) and measure temps at the thermostat . I read temps between 200 F and up to 212 F or so at higher rpms, while the gauge may read 220-225F or so . I launched my boat Friday and only ran it down the river to my mooring ,about 45 minutes at 2000 to 2500 rpm, but the gauge never got above 180F . The water is still cool , probably 60 , but I think cleaning out the elbow has solved my overheating issue. Tomorrow evening we will go out for a good long high speed run to confirm that we are at normal operating temps.
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: rossidesigngroup@... [amelyachtowners] To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, May 6, 2018 1:33 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Exhaust elbow and cooling

 
Hi Pat, on our boat (Yamar 4JH-3HTE) we usually run about 5F hotter at power vs normal cruising rpm of about 2000.  Always below about 182F on the gauge.  We also see an increase of a few degrees in warm water vs cold.  I think we had similar variation on our SN (Perkins M50).  I am curious how hot your engine was indicating and what other indicators of overheating you had.  I'm thinking that this is normal but only up to a poing.  What kind of increase do other owners see?

Bob, KAIMI SM429


Re: Passerelle/Gangway on my AMEL 54 not working, Valve Problem?

luvkante
 

Thank you, Wolfgang. I`ll try. Sounds promising!

I do not want to go with a full size activated passarelle across the Atlantic.

Martin
AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA
Currently Jolly Harbour, Antigua
Soon back in Varazze/Italy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Access to A/C capacitors on Amel 54

 

Mark, Christine, and everyone with Climma ACs:

I have seen 5 different Climma capacitor configurations between the SM and 54 and documented 4 of them in my book. Over a twenty plus period, Climma modified the Compact series. Be careful in comparisons, it might not be apples to oranges. Christine, your 54 Climma Compact 9 or 12 Fan Capacitor most likely is the smallest on the board and is marked C = 2μF.

I hope this helps you.

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 Sat, May 5, 2018 at 6:52 PM, brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Christine, on our 2007 A54 the 12,000 BTU Climma is located under the settee in the salon.  By your description it is hard to tell if you have physically seen this unit or just a picture.  If I were going to check the capacitors on our unit I would remove the box which is usually held on by two screws to make it more convenient to access.  Be sure to turn off the power and let the capacitors sit to bleed the charge off or ground the terminals to ensure there is no residual charge.  I would take a picture of the unit before performing any tests to make sure you get the correct terminals back on the correct terminal posts.  You will also need a volt/ohm meter that measures capacitance.  The capacitor cannot be electrically connected to the system to measure.  You must remove at least the ground terminal and if you are not sure remove all terminals connected to the capacitor before measuring.  The size of the capacitor in microfarads will be listed on the face of the capacitor.

 

If you can visually inspect the capacitors many times when a capacitor fails it swells as if it is a soda can preparing to explode.  If you see a swollen capacitor it is virtually a 100% probability that it is bad.  However, a capacitor can be bad and not swell.

 

Since you are an Amel owner I am assuming you have some proficiency with a voltmeter.  You could trace the wires from the fan motor back to the control board and ensure you have power to the fan before disassembling the control board to check the capacitors. 

 

ALTERNATIVE - Remove the exhaust duct from the blower to verify the blower rotates freely.  Be very careful when you do this but, another check for a failed capacitor would be to  turn the unit on then and reach in with a long bladed screwdriver and give the fan blade a quick spin in its normal direction of rotation.  Do not let the screwdriver linger in the fan housing, if there is a bad capacitor the fan will start to rotate. 



Mark & Debbie Mueller

A54 – 68  Brass Ring

 Ftl Lauderdale