[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: b&g wind speed indicator [1 Attachment]
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Your B&G 213 Mast Head Unit (MHU) is probably original and over 20 years old. Others are correct that the speed sensor needs to be replaced because the tiny bearing is bad. The speed sensor is about 100 Euro.
I think you should consider replacing the entire 213MHU. It will cost you about 1200 Euro. It is also possible that the mount will be corroded...it will cost about 300 Euro. It comes with 25 meters of cable.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
On Mon, Apr 16, 2018, 07:53 Seckin Barlas seckinbar@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
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I had this same problem happen to me just a month ago while sailing. Not having a spare, I took the bearing module off the mast head unit while at anchor, and disassembled down below. I sprayed corrosion-X on the bearings, and also wrapped silicone tape around the outer housing, as there was a small hole where a set screw is located. It spun without any resistance.
Of course, I plan to replace the unit with a new one when I have that available, but this did the trick in a pinch, and it has been working fine.
I saw a report that one can replace the bearings with this bearing model: SFR2-5-ZZ (that can be found on the internet). However, I have not verified that this bearing would fit.
I consider all of this as a temporary fix.