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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“ 

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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

 


 


 


Re: Emergency tiller cap O Ring

Alan Grayson
 

Thanks Porter, I went to McDonald's but didn't ask for linear orings stock. I will go back and try again


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller cap O Ring

Porter McRoberts
 

I make a lot of o-rings with this method.  its excellent.
Also try McDonald’s Hardware Store.  Simply amazing
porter
a-54-152

On Oct 4, 2018, at 10:55 AM, Mark Pitt mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

This happened to me 12 years ago.  I took the broken O-ring to a place that sells linear O-ring stock and bought a length of the round rubber stock the same diameter, plus a bottle of premium super glue sold by Loctite.  I cut the stock to size and glued the ends.  Took a few try’s to get the glueing right.  It has been holding these past 12 years. Plus, I have a couple of spares.


Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM419, Canary Islands 


On Oct 4, 2018, at 4:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Have you tried McMaster Carr?

 

https://www.mcmaster.com/

 

 

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 11:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller cap O Ring

 

  

Hi all, I need to replace the large ORINGS that seals the cap for the emergency tiller. I can't seem to find a source around Ft Lauderdale. Does anyone have a source in the US or is this an Amel sourced item.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Ft Lauderdale 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller cap O Ring

Ryan Meador
 

I just placed an order for one of these from Maud this morning.  She had at least one in stock.  I bought the rubber cap and the O ring together; I'm not sure if they are sold separately.  The pair was €30.56.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 11:55 AM Mark Pitt mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

This happened to me 12 years ago.  I took the broken O-ring to a place that sells linear O-ring stock and bought a length of the round rubber stock the same diameter, plus a bottle of premium super glue sold by Loctite.  I cut the stock to size and glued the ends.  Took a few try’s to get the glueing right.  It has been holding these past 12 years. Plus, I have a couple of spares.


Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM419, Canary Islands 


On Oct 4, 2018, at 4:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Have you tried McMaster Carr?

 

https://www.mcmaster.com/

 

 

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 11:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller cap O Ring

 

 

Hi all, I need to replace the large ORINGS that seals the cap for the emergency tiller. I can't seem to find a source around Ft Lauderdale. Does anyone have a source in the US or is this an Amel sourced item.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Ft Lauderdale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller cap O Ring

Mark Pitt
 

This happened to me 12 years ago.  I took the broken O-ring to a place that sells linear O-ring stock and bought a length of the round rubber stock the same diameter, plus a bottle of premium super glue sold by Loctite.  I cut the stock to size and glued the ends.  Took a few try’s to get the glueing right.  It has been holding these past 12 years. Plus, I have a couple of spares.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM419, Canary Islands 


On Oct 4, 2018, at 4:41 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Have you tried McMaster Carr?

 

https://www.mcmaster.com/

 

 

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 11:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller cap O Ring

 

 

Hi all, I need to replace the large ORINGS that seals the cap for the emergency tiller. I can't seem to find a source around Ft Lauderdale. Does anyone have a source in the US or is this an Amel sourced item.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Ft Lauderdale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller cap O Ring

Mark Erdos
 

Have you tried McMaster Carr?

 

https://www.mcmaster.com/

 

 

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 11:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller cap O Ring

 

 

Hi all, I need to replace the large ORINGS that seals the cap for the emergency tiller. I can't seem to find a source around Ft Lauderdale. Does anyone have a source in the US or is this an Amel sourced item.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Ft Lauderdale


Emergency tiller cap O Ring

Alan Grayson
 

Hi all, I need to replace the large ORINGS that seals the cap for the emergency tiller. I can't seem to find a source around Ft Lauderdale. Does anyone have a source in the US or is this an Amel sourced item.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Ft Lauderdale


Re: Olivier Beaute to New Zealand

Alan Leslie
 

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: [Amel Yacht Owners] FW: Climma has got me stumped

Mark Erdos
 

Hi John,

 

Thanks for the thoughts. The three units are in series. The aft unit is the problem child and is the first in the series (gets the coolest water). The exit flow is very strong and the other units work fine.

 

Yesterday, it kept shutting down after about 15 seconds. I tried to start it 4 or 5 times and gave up. It sat for about four hours, I tried again. This time it worked the first time and it has been running fine for two days. During the four hours, I didn’t do anything to it. It has the same flow of water now as it did when it kept giving the HP errors. The Climma site only refers to the water flow for this error and in my case this is clearly not the problem.

 

As I said, this unit seems very sensitive as it always the first unit to stop if the filter is dirty. I am wondering if the sensor that checks for the temperature or high pressure is failing. Not sure what that even looks like and the Climma instructions and site aren’t much help for replacement parts.

 

Just as I wrote this, the dam thing just shut down with an HP error – I am really starting to hate Climma

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 4:23 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FW: Climma has got me stumped

 

 

Hi Mark,

   I sometimes get the HP trip after 15 seconds.  I think it is junk in the freon line.  Reason I think this is the sea water circuit is series now on my boat so I know there is good water flow to the unit.  Second when I switch the unit to heat pump it runs fine.

 

Originally my boat was plumbed with units in parallel.  One was clogged with no SW flow while other was fine.  At the hull flow looked fine.  

 

Spent a month in Le Marine with AC running.  Had to use dock water pressure to backflush the mud out of the system.  

 

On Oct 2, 2018 4:13 PM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Forgot to say, I got this from Climma’s web-page,

 

The high pressure switch device is snapped more than three times. Check the sea water circuit, switch off and then switch on again the system by means of the panel. If this happens again, call the Assistance Service.

 

Has anyone been down this road?

 

The unit is working again, but this is not the first time this has happened. Once it starts to run, it seems to be happy. It is getting to be a real pain to have it so finicky.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: Mark Erdos [mailto:mcerdos@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 2:04 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: Climma has got me stumped

 

 

The rear AC unit aboard our boat has always been the most finicky when the strainer is dirty.  It is the first to get the HP error and normally I can change the strainer to make it happy. There are times when the entire AC system needs to be flushed and I can normally tell by the exit stream.

 

However, this is a little different. I am getting an HP error within a few minutes of start up. The system is really clean and I have an excellent jet stream of water exiting the boat. The other two units are working like champs.

 

The cooling pipes n the rear unit around the compressor feel normal. The top coil is hot, the lower coil is warm when the unit runs. After it give the HP error and shuts down, the coiling tubes instantly feel cool meaning I have a good flow of water.

 

Does anyone know if there is any other condition that would cause an HP error?

 

I am stumped!

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FW: Climma has got me stumped

John Clark
 

Hi Mark,
   I sometimes get the HP trip after 15 seconds.  I think it is junk in the freon line.  Reason I think this is the sea water circuit is series now on my boat so I know there is good water flow to the unit.  Second when I switch the unit to heat pump it runs fine.

Originally my boat was plumbed with units in parallel.  One was clogged with no SW flow while other was fine.  At the hull flow looked fine.  

Spent a month in Le Marine with AC running.  Had to use dock water pressure to backflush the mud out of the system.  

On Oct 2, 2018 4:13 PM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Forgot to say, I got this from Climma’s web-page,

 

The high pressure switch device is snapped more than three times. Check the sea water circuit, switch off and then switch on again the system by means of the panel. If this happens again, call the Assistance Service.

 

Has anyone been down this road?

 

The unit is working again, but this is not the first time this has happened. Once it starts to run, it seems to be happy. It is getting to be a real pain to have it so finicky.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: Mark Erdos [mailto:mcerdos@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 2:04 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: Climma has got me stumped

 

 

The rear AC unit aboard our boat has always been the most finicky when the strainer is dirty.  It is the first to get the HP error and normally I can change the strainer to make it happy. There are times when the entire AC system needs to be flushed and I can normally tell by the exit stream.

 

However, this is a little different. I am getting an HP error within a few minutes of start up. The system is really clean and I have an excellent jet stream of water exiting the boat. The other two units are working like champs.

 

The cooling pipes n the rear unit around the compressor feel normal. The top coil is hot, the lower coil is warm when the unit runs. After it give the HP error and shuts down, the coiling tubes instantly feel cool meaning I have a good flow of water.

 

Does anyone know if there is any other condition that would cause an HP error?

 

I am stumped!

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sargasso seaweed ( in Sainte Lucie / Frensh Antilles)

Ian Park
 

We have just returned to UK from Caribbean after 4 years there. The Sargasso weed has been a big problem on the eastern coasts of all the islands, but not the west coasts where the main anchorages are.
However, when crossing it is most likely that you will meet large patches of Sargasso weed (40m x 40m) from halfway across.
This will affect things like wind vane rudders, towed water generators and fishing lines.
Amels don’t have a problem as the keels and rudders shed the weed easily.

Have a good crossing

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96

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