autoprop zinc


Miles
 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


Mark Erdos
 

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


 

Yes H6 is correct, but Henri believed that only a plastic propeller hub should be used.

There are several reasons:
1.) The propeller is protected by the Amel Bonding system.
2.) When the AutoProp zinc deteriorates it is the attachment ears that go first. This causes off-balance and you can only use about 80% of the zinc.

AutoProp makes and recommends the zinc because they want the propeller protected and no other boat yard has a bonding system as good as Amel. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:37 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


Jose Venegas <josegvenegas@...>
 

Bill,

I heard about the idea of using a plastic instead of zinc and decided add zinc for one season. When the boat came out I noticed the start of corrosion in several small spots on the blades! Since then I have been using zincs and plastic screws and observed no more corrosion.

Could it be that my engine/transmission is not properly bonded? How would one know?

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston


eric freedman
 

Hi Miles,
I ALWAYS HANG A ZINC "GUPPIE": OVER THE SIDE WHEN PLUGGED IN.
I hook it up to the bonding on the fuel fill . The guppy usually lasts a few
years.
If you notice pitting on the prop and rarely plug in you have a bonding
problem.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 12:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

Bill,

I heard about the idea of using a plastic instead of zinc and decided add
zinc for one season. When the boat came out I noticed the start of
corrosion in several small spots on the blades! Since then I have been
using zincs and plastic screws and observed no more corrosion.

Could it be that my engine/transmission is not properly bonded? How would
one know?

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston


 

Jose,

Each time you haulout, you should check the resistance between the propeller and the zincs using a multimeter and a wire to extend the reach. there should be almost no resistance, or in other words, 100% continuity.

If you are in the water, you can check between the top of the rudder post and the C Drive. This rudder post check assumes that there is no break inside the rudder, but I think everyone will agree that is a vey remote chance.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 11:42 AM via Groups.Io <josegvenegas=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,

I heard about the idea of using a plastic instead of zinc and decided add zinc for one season.  When the boat came out I noticed the start of corrosion in  several small spots on the blades!  Since then I have been using zincs and plastic screws and observed no more corrosion.

Could it be that my engine/transmission is not properly bonded?  How would one know?

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278
Boston




jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

After 15 years the main bonding in the lowest point in the black water box faille.

Then your Amel bonding system is NOT operating and the Autoprop is attacked ! his colour change !

JL MERTZ on CottonBay


Le 26/02/2019 à 15:06, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Yes H6 is correct, but Henri believed that only a plastic propeller hub should be used.

There are several reasons:
1.) The propeller is protected by the Amel Bonding system.
2.) When the AutoProp zinc deteriorates it is the attachment ears that go first. This causes off-balance and you can only use about 80% of the zinc.

AutoProp makes and recommends the zinc because they want the propeller protected and no other boat yard has a bonding system as good as Amel. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:37 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


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Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi. I regard my propellor too precious to risk so I put a shaft zink on between the prop and the c drive housing. I have to cut it back a bit to fit. Obviously this means i can't have a cutter there but in 10 years ive had only once where a lobster pot line got caught up.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 31 May 2019 at 19:02 "jlm@..." <jlm@...> wrote:

After 15 years the main bonding in the lowest point in the black water box faille.

Then your Amel bonding system is NOT operating and the Autoprop is attacked ! his colour change !

JL MERTZ on CottonBay


Le 26/02/2019 à 15:06, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Yes H6 is correct, but Henri believed that only a plastic propeller hub should be used.

There are several reasons:
1.) The propeller is protected by the Amel Bonding system.
2.) When the AutoProp zinc deteriorates it is the attachment ears that go first. This causes off-balance and you can only use about 80% of the zinc.

AutoProp makes and recommends the zinc because they want the propeller protected and no other boat yard has a bonding system as good as Amel. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:37 AM Mark Erdos < mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique

 

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Mr. MERTZ,

When the copper Bonding Strap in the Gray Water Bilge fails, it is the Cast Iron Ballast on the Keel Stub that is at risk, NOT the Propeller. 

The Propeller is protected by Amel bonding with the connection of a large yellow/green bonding wire connected to the C-Drive. 

Best,

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


On Fri, May 31, 2019, 2:02 AM jlm@... <jlm@...> wrote:

After 15 years the main bonding in the lowest point in the black water box faille.

Then your Amel bonding system is NOT operating and the Autoprop is attacked ! his colour change !

JL MERTZ on CottonBay


Le 26/02/2019 à 15:06, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Yes H6 is correct, but Henri believed that only a plastic propeller hub should be used.

There are several reasons:
1.) The propeller is protected by the Amel Bonding system.
2.) When the AutoProp zinc deteriorates it is the attachment ears that go first. This causes off-balance and you can only use about 80% of the zinc.

AutoProp makes and recommends the zinc because they want the propeller protected and no other boat yard has a bonding system as good as Amel. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:37 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


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jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Not sure !

I my case I detected the fault on the bonding strap in the grey water bilge by seeing the colour of the Autopro propeller .... and ... after repairing the bonding, the propeller haven't change his colour ....

JL MERTZ on CottonBay



Le 31/05/2019 à 14:20, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :

Mr. MERTZ,

When the copper Bonding Strap in the Gray Water Bilge fails, it is the Cast Iron Ballast on the Keel Stub that is at risk, NOT the Propeller. 

The Propeller is protected by Amel bonding with the connection of a large yellow/green bonding wire connected to the C-Drive. 

Best,

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

On Fri, May 31, 2019, 2:02 AM jlm@... <jlm@...> wrote:

After 15 years the main bonding in the lowest point in the black water box faille.

Then your Amel bonding system is NOT operating and the Autoprop is attacked ! his colour change !

JL MERTZ on CottonBay


Le 26/02/2019 à 15:06, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Yes H6 is correct, but Henri believed that only a plastic propeller hub should be used.

There are several reasons:
1.) The propeller is protected by the Amel Bonding system.
2.) When the AutoProp zinc deteriorates it is the attachment ears that go first. This causes off-balance and you can only use about 80% of the zinc.

AutoProp makes and recommends the zinc because they want the propeller protected and no other boat yard has a bonding system as good as Amel. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:37 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


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Mr MERTZ,

I am sure of what I said. 

If your Gray Water Bilge Bonding Strap is not connected, and you experience any electrolysis to devices other than the Cast Iron Ballast, something else is wrong, possibly a break between the rudder anodes and the bonding system. 

I recommend checking for continuity between anodes and propeller each time you haulout of the water. If you are in the water and suspect a problem, I suggest that you check for continuity between the top of the rudder post and the top of the C-Drive. 

Best,

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


On Fri, May 31, 2019, 8:04 AM jlm@... <jlm@...> wrote:

Not sure !

I my case I detected the fault on the bonding strap in the grey water bilge by seeing the colour of the Autopro propeller .... and ... after repairing the bonding, the propeller haven't change his colour ....

JL MERTZ on CottonBay



Le 31/05/2019 à 14:20, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Mr. MERTZ,

When the copper Bonding Strap in the Gray Water Bilge fails, it is the Cast Iron Ballast on the Keel Stub that is at risk, NOT the Propeller. 

The Propeller is protected by Amel bonding with the connection of a large yellow/green bonding wire connected to the C-Drive. 

Best,

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

On Fri, May 31, 2019, 2:02 AM jlm@... <jlm@...> wrote:

After 15 years the main bonding in the lowest point in the black water box faille.

Then your Amel bonding system is NOT operating and the Autoprop is attacked ! his colour change !

JL MERTZ on CottonBay


Le 26/02/2019 à 15:06, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Yes H6 is correct, but Henri believed that only a plastic propeller hub should be used.

There are several reasons:
1.) The propeller is protected by the Amel Bonding system.
2.) When the AutoProp zinc deteriorates it is the attachment ears that go first. This causes off-balance and you can only use about 80% of the zinc.

AutoProp makes and recommends the zinc because they want the propeller protected and no other boat yard has a bonding system as good as Amel. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:37 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


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jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Dear Bill,

My remark is only that if you have a fault on the grounding system if you have an zinc cap on the propeller you loss the zinc and not the bronze of the Autoprop .... and so you easily can see that you have a problem on you grounding ....

JLM on CottonBay


Le 31/05/2019 à 15:21, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :

Mr MERTZ,

I am sure of what I said. 

If your Gray Water Bilge Bonding Strap is not connected, and you experience any electrolysis to devices other than the Cast Iron Ballast, something else is wrong, possibly a break between the rudder anodes and the bonding system. 

I recommend checking for continuity between anodes and propeller each time you haulout of the water. If you are in the water and suspect a problem, I suggest that you check for continuity between the top of the rudder post and the top of the C-Drive. 

Best,

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


On Fri, May 31, 2019, 8:04 AM jlm@... <jlm@...> wrote:

Not sure !

I my case I detected the fault on the bonding strap in the grey water bilge by seeing the colour of the Autopro propeller .... and ... after repairing the bonding, the propeller haven't change his colour ....

JL MERTZ on CottonBay



Le 31/05/2019 à 14:20, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Mr. MERTZ,

When the copper Bonding Strap in the Gray Water Bilge fails, it is the Cast Iron Ballast on the Keel Stub that is at risk, NOT the Propeller. 

The Propeller is protected by Amel bonding with the connection of a large yellow/green bonding wire connected to the C-Drive. 

Best,

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

On Fri, May 31, 2019, 2:02 AM jlm@... <jlm@...> wrote:

After 15 years the main bonding in the lowest point in the black water box faille.

Then your Amel bonding system is NOT operating and the Autoprop is attacked ! his colour change !

JL MERTZ on CottonBay


Le 26/02/2019 à 15:06, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Yes H6 is correct, but Henri believed that only a plastic propeller hub should be used.

There are several reasons:
1.) The propeller is protected by the Amel Bonding system.
2.) When the AutoProp zinc deteriorates it is the attachment ears that go first. This causes off-balance and you can only use about 80% of the zinc.

AutoProp makes and recommends the zinc because they want the propeller protected and no other boat yard has a bonding system as good as Amel. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:37 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


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