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Beam IV : A55 ; Shelter Bay , rudder assembly

Joerg Esdorn
 

In my experience, the nut is very tight at all times so turning "until tight" doesn't necessarily work.  You don't want to over tighten this because it will shorten the period to a complete repacking of the gland.  I would try 1/6 turn first or maybe 2/6 if you have a lot of water.  I had a little bit of water in 2018 (less than 0.1 liters) and tightened it by 1/6.  At the end of 2019, I again had a little water (again less than 0.1 liters) and tightened it again by 1/6.  We'll see how it goes by the end of this season (crossing my fingers there will be a season ....).  

 

Use the Amel-supplied wrench and turn the plastic nut 1/6th of a turn or more until tight. I have been on a 55 that required 1/2 turn, but it is usually 1/6th.

On all but the first 55s, Amel installed a high water alarm for this water-tight box. Be sure that it works and your batteries are fresh. If you do not have a water alarm installed, install one.

I note that your 55 #009 has cable steering from the helm rather than hydraulic steering. Joerg has hydraulic steering from the helm. This is one of the reasons for the differences.

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On Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 8:33 AM Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

You need to remove the plate circled in red.  You will then have access to a large plastic nut which can be tightened clockwise in 1/6 revolution increments.  AMEL provides a large custom wrench to turn this nut but you could likely use an adjustable wrench as well.  


joerg Esdorn 
A55 #53 Kincsem

Stuart Hemingway
 

Thank you Jorg

Stuart 



On 16 Mar 2020, at 08:33, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

You need to remove the plate circled in red.  You will then have access to a large plastic nut which can be tightened clockwise in 1/6 revolution increments.  AMEL provides a large custom wrench to turn this nut but you could likely use an adjustable wrench as well.  


joerg Esdorn 
A55 #53 Kincsem<IMG_1141.jpg>

Joerg Esdorn
 

You need to remove the plate circled in red.  You will then have access to a large plastic nut which can be tightened clockwise in 1/6 revolution increments.  AMEL provides a large custom wrench to turn this nut but you could likely use an adjustable wrench as well.  


joerg Esdorn 
A55 #53 Kincsem

Stuart Hemingway
 

Yes that’s correct Bill,
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Regards ,

Stuart

Stuart Hemingway 




On 16 Mar 2020, at 07:46, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Are you referring to the rudder post packing inside the water-tight steering, autopilot, and quadrant compartment?

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On Mon, Mar 16, 2020, 6:10 AM Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...> wrote:
Does anyone have a diagram , is there a stuffing box , or tightening gland and can this be tightened with the boat in the water?
Stuart Hemingway 

 

Are you referring to the rudder post packing inside the water-tight steering, autopilot, and quadrant compartment?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Mon, Mar 16, 2020, 6:10 AM Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...> wrote:
Does anyone have a diagram , is there a stuffing box , or tightening gland and can this be tightened with the boat in the water?
Stuart Hemingway 

Stuart Hemingway
 

Does anyone have a diagram , is there a stuffing box , or tightening gland and can this be tightened with the boat in the water?
Stuart Hemingway