Bonfiglioli MVF44


Ian Townsend
 

Would anyone be able to send me or upload photos of the flange of their spare/uninstalled Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox?


Ian 
SM153
Loca Lola II


Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

On Sunday, March 27, 2022, 10:37:39 AM AST, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:


Would anyone be able to send me or upload photos of the flange of their spare/uninstalled Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox?


Ian 
SM153
Loca Lola II


Ian Townsend
 

Thx Alex. These pics are with a Bonfiglioli VF44. I'm looking for the Amel modified model version known as MVF44.





-------- Original message --------
From: "Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io" <uster@...>
Date: 2022-03-27 11:15 a.m. (GMT-05:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonfiglioli MVF44

On Sunday, March 27, 2022, 10:37:39 AM AST, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:


Would anyone be able to send me or upload photos of the flange of their spare/uninstalled Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox?


Ian 
SM153
Loca Lola II


Michael Winand
 

Here is our one, 
Michael Nebo sm251 

On Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 7:54 am Ian Townsend, <smlocalola@...> wrote:
Thx Alex. These pics are with a Bonfiglioli VF44. I'm looking for the Amel modified model version known as MVF44.





-------- Original message --------
From: "Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io" <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io>
Date: 2022-03-27 11:15 a.m. (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonfiglioli MVF44

On Sunday, March 27, 2022, 10:37:39 AM AST, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:


Would anyone be able to send me or upload photos of the flange of their spare/uninstalled Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox?


Ian 
SM153
Loca Lola II


Ian Townsend
 

Thank you Michael. Did you get that from Amel? It's a VF44. Maud tells me they only ship MVF44.





-------- Original message --------
From: Michael Winand <mickwinand@...>
Date: 2022-03-27 5:41 p.m. (GMT-05:00)
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonfiglioli MVF44

Here is our one, 
Michael Nebo sm251 

On Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 7:54 am Ian Townsend, <smlocalola@...> wrote:
Thx Alex. These pics are with a Bonfiglioli VF44. I'm looking for the Amel modified model version known as MVF44.





-------- Original message --------
From: "Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io" <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io>
Date: 2022-03-27 11:15 a.m. (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonfiglioli MVF44

On Sunday, March 27, 2022, 10:37:39 AM AST, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:


Would anyone be able to send me or upload photos of the flange of their spare/uninstalled Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox?


Ian 
SM153
Loca Lola II


Michael Winand
 

I purchased this in Australia from the supplier. Had a shop machine new black rings top and bottom for the mast furling  , have not fitted to the boom yet. 
If you need any further information please let me know Michael 

On Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 11:48 am Ian Townsend, <smlocalola@...> wrote:
Thank you Michael. Did you get that from Amel? It's a VF44. Maud tells me they only ship MVF44.





-------- Original message --------
From: Michael Winand <mickwinand@...>
Date: 2022-03-27 5:41 p.m. (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonfiglioli MVF44

Here is our one, 
Michael Nebo sm251 

On Mon, 28 Mar 2022, 7:54 am Ian Townsend, <smlocalola@...> wrote:
Thx Alex. These pics are with a Bonfiglioli VF44. I'm looking for the Amel modified model version known as MVF44.





-------- Original message --------
From: "Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io" <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io>
Date: 2022-03-27 11:15 a.m. (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bonfiglioli MVF44

On Sunday, March 27, 2022, 10:37:39 AM AST, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:


Would anyone be able to send me or upload photos of the flange of their spare/uninstalled Bonfiglioli MVF44 gearbox?


Ian 
SM153
Loca Lola II


Brian Gifford
 

I bought the VF44 gearboxes direct from Drivetech Online in Florida last year for my Maramu. The gearboxes have been discontinued some years ago but they were more than happy to make me a set. The lead time was long but worth it since I have nice new set of gearboxes to have as spares. I will be putting grease in them before I use them since they have gear coil in them from the manufacturer and I'll modify the mounting holes if needed. I think the only real modification that amel makes is the drain grove near the top bearing on the output. They also drill the mounting flange to accept the motor. Other than that there were no there differences I could see on the gearboxes on my Maramu. 
--
Brian Gifford
Maramu #243
"Jamesby"
Windward/ Leeward Is.


Ian Townsend
 

Thanks for pics everyone. Here is the issue I encountered when going to mount my VF44 gearbox (purchased from Drivetech when AMEL was out of stock for several months) and the CIMA motor I bought directly from AMEL. 

The flange size for the VF44 gearbox does not match the CIMA motor that AMEL is now selling. My old motor and gearbox were both the same diameter. VF44 Gearbox OD is 90mm. New Motor OD is 83mm. Motor mounting holes are on 60mm centers which are right atop the inside ring of the gearbox flange. It’s odd. 



Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
SM153

On Mar 28, 2022, at 11:24 AM, Brian Gifford <BrianG701@...> wrote:

I bought the VF44 gearboxes direct from Drivetech Online in Florida last year for my Maramu. The gearboxes have been discontinued some years ago but they were more than happy to make me a set. The lead time was long but worth it since I have nice new set of gearboxes to have as spares. I will be putting grease in them before I use them since they have gear coil in them from the manufacturer and I'll modify the mounting holes if needed. I think the only real modification that amel makes is the drain grove near the top bearing on the output. They also drill the mounting flange to accept the motor. Other than that there were no there differences I could see on the gearboxes on my Maramu. 
--
Brian Gifford
Maramu #243
"Jamesby"
Windward/ Leeward Is.


Michael Winand
 

Hi Ian   , I purchased this together gearbox and motor. 
Best regards
Michael Nebo sm251 

On Tue, 29 Mar 2022, 3:19 am Ian Townsend, <smlocalola@...> wrote:
Thanks for pics everyone. Here is the issue I encountered when going to mount my VF44 gearbox (purchased from Drivetech when AMEL was out of stock for several months) and the CIMA motor I bought directly from AMEL. 

The flange size for the VF44 gearbox does not match the CIMA motor that AMEL is now selling. My old motor and gearbox were both the same diameter. VF44 Gearbox OD is 90mm. New Motor OD is 83mm. Motor mounting holes are on 60mm centers which are right atop the inside ring of the gearbox flange. It’s odd. 



Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
SM153

On Mar 28, 2022, at 11:24 AM, Brian Gifford <BrianG701@...> wrote:

I bought the VF44 gearboxes direct from Drivetech Online in Florida last year for my Maramu. The gearboxes have been discontinued some years ago but they were more than happy to make me a set. The lead time was long but worth it since I have nice new set of gearboxes to have as spares. I will be putting grease in them before I use them since they have gear coil in them from the manufacturer and I'll modify the mounting holes if needed. I think the only real modification that amel makes is the drain grove near the top bearing on the output. They also drill the mounting flange to accept the motor. Other than that there were no there differences I could see on the gearboxes on my Maramu. 
--
Brian Gifford
Maramu #243
"Jamesby"
Windward/ Leeward Is.