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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@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Motor Bearing SM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Peter Forbes
 

Wonderful Amel team - part identified, ordered, paid for - will be shipped soon.

Thank you all so much - what a team.

Peter

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 28 Mar 2018, at 09:24, svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

we ordered the Plastic Door Catch for Frigoboat fridge from www.penguinfrigo.co.uk last summer, just with the picture and the fridge model. 3£ + VAT & shipping. They probably have the other door parts as well.

Best,
Soraya
GARULFO A54#122
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Peter Forbes
 

Dear Soraya,

Thank you.

Peter

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 28 Mar 2018, at 09:24, svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

we ordered the Plastic Door Catch for Frigoboat fridge from www.penguinfrigo.co.uk last summer, just with the picture and the fridge model. 3£ + VAT & shipping. They probably have the other door parts as well.

Best,
Soraya
GARULFO A54#122
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,
we ordered the Plastic Door Catch for Frigoboat fridge from www.penguinfrigo.co.uk last summer, just with the picture and the fridge model. 3£ + VAT & shipping. They probably have the other door parts as well.

Best,
Soraya
GARULFO A54#122
 


[Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster Motor Bearing SM

Sv Garulfo
 

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: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Peter Forbes
 

Thanks so much to everyone, Joel, David, Chuck, Porter - all great data and I’m sure I will find the part.

David ( Perigee) - so sorry to miss you - we met up with Alexandre ( Ex- Nikimat) yesterday and he entertained us royally with his Napoleon Champagne 🍾 opening trick. Such a brave and generous guy - we wish him the best in his epic struggle with his insurer.
So very sad to see Nikimat still floating forlornly in the Bay.

Bill, many thanks too - the Italy contact could be closer for us - I will send you a photo to see if you can identify the part. It is the door catch handle and mechanism.

Joel, yes sure you will get Carango in the end but I feel there are a few years in this old dog yet.

Thank you everyone.

Peter
Carango
Amel 54#035
Cole Bay St Maarten

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730

On 27 Mar 2018, at 18:42, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Peter. Really good folks at Costal Climate Control www.coastalclimatecontrol.com in Annapolis Amel savvy and good souls one and all. Probably a dealer where you are or in Martinique but if not, I have used these folks and they have earned my confidence time and time again.

 

If/when you swallow the anchor, I’m ready to help.

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:11 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: Frigoboat spares

 

 

Does anyone have a source of Frigoboay fridge spares.

 

Peter Forbes

Carango

Amel 54#035

St Maarten 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Frigoboat spares

Mark Erdos
 

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: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer

 

Peter,


They have more than listed on their website and can order anything from Italy.

In Italy, customerservice"at"veco.net

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 Tue, Mar 27, 2018 at 6:11 PM, Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a source of Frigoboay fridge spares.


Peter Forbes
Carango
Amel 54#035
St Maarten 


On 27 Mar 2018, at 18:09, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

If you have a look here :



It may be of some help, there are assembly instructions on a link on the page.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437




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