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Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Paul,

originally, this line is rather tight, indeed as Bill says, in order to prevent slipage. But with time, UV and salt, this Vectran-core line tends to shrink and gets tighter and tighter which puts more load than necessary on the motor itself. You should loosen a bit the small line tackle at one end of the traveller's line.

Olivier

Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel

 

Paul,

Yes.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 8:34 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Dear Bill,

My out haul line is very very tight (bar tight)do you know if this is acceptable?

Kind regards Paul - Fortuna II 55/17


On 2 Oct 2019, at 2:17 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

The outhaul line should be tight with no deflection in the line. 

I believe the reason that loosening it helped reduce the amps was because the bearings need replacing...reducing side pressure to the axel of a failing bearing will usually allow the easing of the binding pressure. 

A loose outhaul line will allow some slippage through the gearbox line tender sheave on most Amels, although I have yet to see this happen on a 55, which has a different sheave than a SM or 54.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 3:07 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Thanks Joerg 


On 2 Oct 2019, at 10:02 am, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Loosen the spectra lines that attach the line to the car 

Re: Rudder seal

Paul Brown
 

Thanks again Bill,

I will look into the battery powered water alarm 

Regards Paul 


On 2 Oct 2019, at 2:25 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Paul 

It depends on the amount of corrosion. I helped a 55 owner with this issue. Everything cleaned up with a stainless steel brush and CorrosionX. We used Corroseal afterwards to ensure that we had all of the rust. A few spots turned black indicating some remaining rust. 

I think using only CorrosionX will probably work fine for you. Check it frequently. Amel must have added a battery powered water alarm in 55 models after yours. I highly recommend it. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 1:46 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Hi Bill

Do you recommend using both products together, Corroseal and CorrosionX or just either?

Corroseal is detailed as a primer, so perhaps I would use this following the application of CorrosionX?

I’m in Sicily Italy and will look for the products of not I’ll order from the US when I’m back in Australia in two weeks 

Thanks again 

Regards Paul 


On 1 Oct 2019, at 9:20 pm, Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:

Hi bill,

No there is no water alarm in the compartment and the hoses and fittings I don’t think were soaked just splashed. There is no real corrosion as I have been maintaining the fittings by a steel brushing as required and keeping them clean lubricated and greased. 

I hadn’t thought of a water alarm but will now look into an installation

Thank you for the tip with corrosionX and Carroseal, I haven’t used the products before but will certainly try them now.

Again, it’s great to have your assistance with these matters, thank you so much 

Regards Paul - Fortuna II 55/17



On 1 Oct 2019, at 8:50 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Paul,

An interesting comment: Mark McGovern states 1/6 turn is usually adequate for a SM. I have seen this true on all SMs and 54s. But what is interesting is that your 55 is now the 3rd 55 that required 1/2 turn to seal. I am not really sure why the difference. BTW, in all Amels, there is a mechanical lock device on the nut which has to be removed to tighten. All of the 55s I have seen came with an Amel-made wrench for this purpose.

Does your 55 have an Amel-installed water Alarm in the steering compartment? Does it work? Did the hydraulic hose fittings get soaked with saltwater? Is there corrosion on the fittings, solenoid valves and pump(s)/ If so, I found that all can be reasonable cleaned with CorrosionX and a stainless steel brush. You may also want to use Corroseal.

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


On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:47 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Hi Mark, thank you very much and roger that, I have now tightened it as your information but about a 1/2 turn as it was leaking a lot.

So if I do need to replace the packing material I’m guessing you remove the nut to do this and this is ok while the boat is in the water?

Kind Regards Paul 


On 1 Oct 2019, at 6:22 pm, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Paul,

In the Super Maramu there is a large nut at the top of the post.  You tighten it by turning it clockwise looking at it from above.  The general recommendation is to turn it 1/6 of a turn at a time and then wait and check for leaks.  Continue this process until the leak stops.  If it does not ever stop you will need to replace the packing material. 

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel

Paul Brown
 

Dear Bill,

My out haul line is very very tight (bar tight)do you know if this is acceptable?

Kind regards Paul - Fortuna II 55/17


On 2 Oct 2019, at 2:17 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

The outhaul line should be tight with no deflection in the line. 

I believe the reason that loosening it helped reduce the amps was because the bearings need replacing...reducing side pressure to the axel of a failing bearing will usually allow the easing of the binding pressure. 

A loose outhaul line will allow some slippage through the gearbox line tender sheave on most Amels, although I have yet to see this happen on a 55, which has a different sheave than a SM or 54.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 3:07 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Thanks Joerg 


On 2 Oct 2019, at 10:02 am, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Loosen the spectra lines that attach the line to the car 

Re: Rudder seal

 

Paul 

It depends on the amount of corrosion. I helped a 55 owner with this issue. Everything cleaned up with a stainless steel brush and CorrosionX. We used Corroseal afterwards to ensure that we had all of the rust. A few spots turned black indicating some remaining rust. 

I think using only CorrosionX will probably work fine for you. Check it frequently. Amel must have added a battery powered water alarm in 55 models after yours. I highly recommend it. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 1:46 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Hi Bill

Do you recommend using both products together, Corroseal and CorrosionX or just either?

Corroseal is detailed as a primer, so perhaps I would use this following the application of CorrosionX?

I’m in Sicily Italy and will look for the products of not I’ll order from the US when I’m back in Australia in two weeks 

Thanks again 

Regards Paul 


On 1 Oct 2019, at 9:20 pm, Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:

Hi bill,

No there is no water alarm in the compartment and the hoses and fittings I don’t think were soaked just splashed. There is no real corrosion as I have been maintaining the fittings by a steel brushing as required and keeping them clean lubricated and greased. 

I hadn’t thought of a water alarm but will now look into an installation

Thank you for the tip with corrosionX and Carroseal, I haven’t used the products before but will certainly try them now.

Again, it’s great to have your assistance with these matters, thank you so much 

Regards Paul - Fortuna II 55/17



On 1 Oct 2019, at 8:50 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Paul,

An interesting comment: Mark McGovern states 1/6 turn is usually adequate for a SM. I have seen this true on all SMs and 54s. But what is interesting is that your 55 is now the 3rd 55 that required 1/2 turn to seal. I am not really sure why the difference. BTW, in all Amels, there is a mechanical lock device on the nut which has to be removed to tighten. All of the 55s I have seen came with an Amel-made wrench for this purpose.

Does your 55 have an Amel-installed water Alarm in the steering compartment? Does it work? Did the hydraulic hose fittings get soaked with saltwater? Is there corrosion on the fittings, solenoid valves and pump(s)/ If so, I found that all can be reasonable cleaned with CorrosionX and a stainless steel brush. You may also want to use Corroseal.

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


On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:47 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Hi Mark, thank you very much and roger that, I have now tightened it as your information but about a 1/2 turn as it was leaking a lot.

So if I do need to replace the packing material I’m guessing you remove the nut to do this and this is ok while the boat is in the water?

Kind Regards Paul 


On 1 Oct 2019, at 6:22 pm, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Paul,

In the Super Maramu there is a large nut at the top of the post.  You tighten it by turning it clockwise looking at it from above.  The general recommendation is to turn it 1/6 of a turn at a time and then wait and check for leaks.  Continue this process until the leak stops.  If it does not ever stop you will need to replace the packing material. 

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel

 

The outhaul line should be tight with no deflection in the line. 

I believe the reason that loosening it helped reduce the amps was because the bearings need replacing...reducing side pressure to the axel of a failing bearing will usually allow the easing of the binding pressure. 

A loose outhaul line will allow some slippage through the gearbox line tender sheave on most Amels, although I have yet to see this happen on a 55, which has a different sheave than a SM or 54.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Wed, Oct 2, 2019, 3:07 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Thanks Joerg 


On 2 Oct 2019, at 10:02 am, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Loosen the spectra lines that attach the line to the car 

Re: Dyneema loop

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello  Gerhard and thank you for your response. If you have contact .information for the marina and other contractors, I would appreciate it if you could share these contacts

 

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad Shirloo

+1-323-633-2222 Cell

+1-424-644-0908 Fax


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:31:03 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Dyneema loop

 

Mohammad

I've been nearly 6 years in Monastir. So I know a little the country.
Safety is very good. Marina Monastir is camera guarded. Nice and friendly marineros.
Since my Sharki is a lot smaller than your boat, so I always haul out at the shipyard in the marina.
They (at the shipyard as well as other shops) have done all work very good and very cheap (less than half the price as in Europe).
It might be difficult to get special spare parts. Things I didn't got in Tunisia have been shipped from www.svb.de (Germany) within max a week to Monastir however.

Living cost and marina fees are very low as well as Diesel fuel. Here in Greece now I pay 3-times more.

--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Re: Volvo TMD22 Timing Belt

Mike Ondra
 

Thank you Denis, Gary, and Germain for your insights. Much appreciated.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Chesapeake Bay

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary Wells
Sent: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 9:17 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo TMD22 Timing Belt

 

Just had ours replaced in Martinique by Didier at Amel.   Both pulleys came with the kit and I was given the old parts for inspection. 

While the timing belt did show some signs of wear it was still in good shape and the pulleys seemed to be perfect; smooth and easy to turn
Still, it was a good call to replace them as now there is one less potential problem.

The motor is coming up on 6,000 hrs now and is still operating flawlessly.  (Starter Motor notwithstanding:) )

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Galesville, MD USA

Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel

Paul Brown
 

Thanks Joerg 


On 2 Oct 2019, at 10:02 am, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Loosen the spectra lines that attach the line to the car 

Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel

Joerg Esdorn
 

Loosen the spectra lines that attach the line to the car 

Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel

Paul Brown
 

Hi Joerg 

My out haul line is iron tight also, how did you loosen your line as I figure I have the same issue?

Thank you in advance 

Kind regards Paul - Fortuna II 5/17


On 2 Oct 2019, at 9:21 am, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Thanks very much, Bill.  At the suggestion of another owner, I checked the tension of the outhaul line and found it to be iron tight.  Apparently the lines shrink a bit over the years.  This puts a lot of load on the bearings of course.  I now have it loosened so it hangs a bit down without touching the boom.  That reduced the amps to about 20-50.   Still above the 15-20 measured for the furling motor but less than before.   I will wait to take the gear box apart until I reach Vigo where the boat will remain for the winter.   

Joerg Esdorn 
A55 Kincsem 
currently in Cascais 

Re: Gearbox for outhaulAmel

Joerg Esdorn
 

Thanks very much, Bill.  At the suggestion of another owner, I checked the tension of the outhaul line and found it to be iron tight.  Apparently the lines shrink a bit over the years.  This puts a lot of load on the bearings of course.  I now have it loosened so it hangs a bit down without touching the boom.  That reduced the amps to about 20-50.   Still above the 15-20 measured for the furling motor but less than before.   I will wait to take the gear box apart until I reach Vigo where the boat will remain for the winter.   

Joerg Esdorn 
A55 Kincsem 
currently in Cascais 

Re: Rudder seal

Paul Brown
 

Hi Bill

Do you recommend using both products together, Corroseal and CorrosionX or just either?

Corroseal is detailed as a primer, so perhaps I would use this following the application of CorrosionX?

I’m in Sicily Italy and will look for the products of not I’ll order from the US when I’m back in Australia in two weeks 

Thanks again 

Regards Paul 


On 1 Oct 2019, at 9:20 pm, Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:

Hi bill,

No there is no water alarm in the compartment and the hoses and fittings I don’t think were soaked just splashed. There is no real corrosion as I have been maintaining the fittings by a steel brushing as required and keeping them clean lubricated and greased. 

I hadn’t thought of a water alarm but will now look into an installation

Thank you for the tip with corrosionX and Carroseal, I haven’t used the products before but will certainly try them now.

Again, it’s great to have your assistance with these matters, thank you so much 

Regards Paul - Fortuna II 55/17



On 1 Oct 2019, at 8:50 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Paul,

An interesting comment: Mark McGovern states 1/6 turn is usually adequate for a SM. I have seen this true on all SMs and 54s. But what is interesting is that your 55 is now the 3rd 55 that required 1/2 turn to seal. I am not really sure why the difference. BTW, in all Amels, there is a mechanical lock device on the nut which has to be removed to tighten. All of the 55s I have seen came with an Amel-made wrench for this purpose.

Does your 55 have an Amel-installed water Alarm in the steering compartment? Does it work? Did the hydraulic hose fittings get soaked with saltwater? Is there corrosion on the fittings, solenoid valves and pump(s)/ If so, I found that all can be reasonable cleaned with CorrosionX and a stainless steel brush. You may also want to use Corroseal.

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


On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:47 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Hi Mark, thank you very much and roger that, I have now tightened it as your information but about a 1/2 turn as it was leaking a lot.

So if I do need to replace the packing material I’m guessing you remove the nut to do this and this is ok while the boat is in the water?

Kind Regards Paul 


On 1 Oct 2019, at 6:22 pm, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Paul,

In the Super Maramu there is a large nut at the top of the post.  You tighten it by turning it clockwise looking at it from above.  The general recommendation is to turn it 1/6 of a turn at a time and then wait and check for leaks.  Continue this process until the leak stops.  If it does not ever stop you will need to replace the packing material. 

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: SM main furler motor

Dan Taylor
 

All,
An update below…
R/
Dan

I purchased the VF44 Gear Box and two sets of seals/bearing from Mitch at DriveTech Automation.  He was very helpful.  Attached is the parts list for the gear box and the sizes of the seals and bearings.  It took 1 week for deliver. I can send you the invoice if anyone desires.

Bonfiglioli VF44 P1 60 P63B14 B3

INPUT SEAL   25 X 37 X 7
OUTPUT SEAL  30 X 40 X 7
INPUT BEARING: 6301
INPUT BEARING: 61805
OUTPUR BEARING: 6006 


MITCH SILVERMAN
DRIVETECH AUTOMATION, INC.
5401 NW 102ND AVE.  #146
SUNRISE, FL. 33351
TEL: 954-746-9800
FAX: 954-746-5509

On Sep 16, 2019, at 4:03 AM, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

VF44 P1 60 P63B14 B3

SPEED REDUCER, 60;1 RATIO, 63 FRAME, B14 FLANGE , CODE: 200480249 


Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
US East Coast

On Sep 16, 2019, at 12:08 AM, Ian Townsend via Groups.Io <smlocalola@...> wrote:

I just took delivery for our Bonfiglioli unit. Lead time was several weeks. 

MITCH SILVERMAN
DRIVETECH AUTOMATION, INC.
5401 NW 102ND AVE.  #146
SUNRISE, FL. 33351
TEL: 954-746-9800
FAX: 954-746-5509
WEBSITE: WWW.DRIVETECHONLINE.COM


Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
US East Coast

On Sep 15, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Dan Taylor <svflygirl@...> wrote:

Mark,
Can you provide the model number and company you purchased it from for the Bonfiglioli MVF44. 

Also, what does the gear ratio for the main furler and outhaul furler need to be?  There are many on line that have gear rations from 20:1 to 55:1...not sure what I have on both.

Thanks,
Dan
SM 116
FlyGirl
San Diego, CA

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Oliver

We would be interested in the details of the brushless motor and motor controller as it has been the same in our case ( pump still working, only brushes wear out). 

Thanks for your help. 

Soraya
Garulfo A54#122
Tuamotus, French Polynesia 


On 23 Sep 2019, at 22:16, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,

We got 1 fridge and freezer in our boat, we gave the freezer in the pantry a complete refit.

1. Step is to refit AMEL freezer insulations. We removed the complete old imsulation. Sorry to say but it was poorly build in terms of condens water block, open sidecuts at the old foam boards so the foam was soaked with condens. Beside tha this foam is only max 60mm what is not enough for tropics. Because of limited space we choose most efficient isolation boards.
It needs to remove the complete freezer. The only way to do so was to enter from the top and chop the wooden boards, also soaked with water and mould. Wood is not a propper insulation for freezers.
2. Step ist to install a condenswater block membrane.
3. Step install install sandwich vacum boards. These boards got factor 5 of insulation against standard closed cell foam. So with 6cm it eaquals 20 to 24 cm foam.
4. We reused the original stainless inside case. The hole process needs extremly carefull work that there is not the tinies hole left for condens water to enter. What you get is insulated like a thermos bottle.

With this upgrade of freezer the compressor stops 24h working and with that the cooling pump. But we did not touch the fridge. With that we got on times of freezer of 2h per day and fridge of 3h per day. The new controller cares that both units will work at the same time when ever possible. Example: so the cool pump wont run first for the fridge and 5 mins later when the freezer starts it will rum again. The "intelligent"
Controler cares that operating times are bundled.
We got these operating times with 30 degrees outside temperatures.

I did not change the pump, I changed the pump motor and motor controller to brushless. My pumps never failed it was always the brushed motor and bearings that wore out.

With these steps the cooling system works efficient.

I will look for the brands i used later and post it.

Oliver
A54#39
Portugal



Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump
From: Scott SV Tengah
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
CC:


Oliver,

Could you tell us more about upgrading/replacing the freezer insulation? I assume you mean the one under the settee? 

Did you scrape off all the old insulation and replace? What model vacuum boards did you use? I, too, notice that my freezer compressor is running 24h.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com

Re: Rudder seal

Paul Brown
 

Hi bill,

No there is no water alarm in the compartment and the hoses and fittings I don’t think were soaked just splashed. There is no real corrosion as I have been maintaining the fittings by a steel brushing as required and keeping them clean lubricated and greased. 

I hadn’t thought of a water alarm but will now look into an installation

Thank you for the tip with corrosionX and Carroseal, I haven’t used the products before but will certainly try them now.

Again, it’s great to have your assistance with these matters, thank you so much 

Regards Paul - Fortuna II 55/17



On 1 Oct 2019, at 8:50 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Paul,

An interesting comment: Mark McGovern states 1/6 turn is usually adequate for a SM. I have seen this true on all SMs and 54s. But what is interesting is that your 55 is now the 3rd 55 that required 1/2 turn to seal. I am not really sure why the difference. BTW, in all Amels, there is a mechanical lock device on the nut which has to be removed to tighten. All of the 55s I have seen came with an Amel-made wrench for this purpose.

Does your 55 have an Amel-installed water Alarm in the steering compartment? Does it work? Did the hydraulic hose fittings get soaked with saltwater? Is there corrosion on the fittings, solenoid valves and pump(s)/ If so, I found that all can be reasonable cleaned with CorrosionX and a stainless steel brush. You may also want to use Corroseal.

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


On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:47 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Hi Mark, thank you very much and roger that, I have now tightened it as your information but about a 1/2 turn as it was leaking a lot.

So if I do need to replace the packing material I’m guessing you remove the nut to do this and this is ok while the boat is in the water?

Kind Regards Paul 


On 1 Oct 2019, at 6:22 pm, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Paul,

In the Super Maramu there is a large nut at the top of the post.  You tighten it by turning it clockwise looking at it from above.  The general recommendation is to turn it 1/6 of a turn at a time and then wait and check for leaks.  Continue this process until the leak stops.  If it does not ever stop you will need to replace the packing material. 

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: Fresh water pump connector

 

"white thing"
Sorry😁

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Tue, Oct 1, 2019, 2:13 PM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Alex, 

Amel used PEX Plumbing on 54s. PEX is used in Europe and the US. I am not sure if the sizes are the same, but I think so. You can buy PEX in the US anywhere plumbing is sold. That white this was added by someone. Maybe the gray PEX tube was glued or epoxied inside. Let me know what you find. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

Re: Fresh water pump connector

 

Alex, 

Amel used PEX Plumbing on 54s. PEX is used in Europe and the US. I am not sure if the sizes are the same, but I think so. You can buy PEX in the US anywhere plumbing is sold. That white this was added by someone. Maybe the gray PEX tube was glued or epoxied inside. Let me know what you find. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

Re: Fresh water pump connector

Alexander Ramseyer
 

Hi Bill,
Is AMEL using NPT or British Standard Pipe threads?
Anything I would be able to find here in the U.S.?
Thanks, Alex

Re: Rudder seal

 

Paul,

An interesting comment: Mark McGovern states 1/6 turn is usually adequate for a SM. I have seen this true on all SMs and 54s. But what is interesting is that your 55 is now the 3rd 55 that required 1/2 turn to seal. I am not really sure why the difference. BTW, in all Amels, there is a mechanical lock device on the nut which has to be removed to tighten. All of the 55s I have seen came with an Amel-made wrench for this purpose.

Does your 55 have an Amel-installed water Alarm in the steering compartment? Does it work? Did the hydraulic hose fittings get soaked with saltwater? Is there corrosion on the fittings, solenoid valves and pump(s)/ If so, I found that all can be reasonable cleaned with CorrosionX and a stainless steel brush. You may also want to use Corroseal.

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


On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:47 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
Hi Mark, thank you very much and roger that, I have now tightened it as your information but about a 1/2 turn as it was leaking a lot.

So if I do need to replace the packing material I’m guessing you remove the nut to do this and this is ok while the boat is in the water?

Kind Regards Paul 


On 1 Oct 2019, at 6:22 pm, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

Paul,

In the Super Maramu there is a large nut at the top of the post.  You tighten it by turning it clockwise looking at it from above.  The general recommendation is to turn it 1/6 of a turn at a time and then wait and check for leaks.  Continue this process until the leak stops.  If it does not ever stop you will need to replace the packing material. 

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA