Re: [Amel] Kent-your back

Kent Robertson

Wow! That's a bit more surgery than I need Eric...not a billionaire anyway. Not sure I want to regain that inch I've lost either...I'd HAVE to do that dodger raising project I've been putting off.

Amazing what medicine can do now, isn't it? Hope Obamacare doesn't sail it onto a reef. Sorry, couldn't help myself...remember, I'm currently drugged. No more political comments, I promise.
On Jun 4, 2013, at 10:13 PM, Sailorman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Kent,

The Texas Back institute replaced 4 vertebrae, with manmade ones, in my friends back. It is the only hospital licensed to replace 4 in the USA.

He was in constant pain for years. 2 days later, he was walking and 1 ½ inches taller.

Check it out. My friend’s father is a multi billionaire he can afford any hospital in the world.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Air conditioning problem – NEED HELP!

Hi Drew et al,
Will do, but going to be a few days. Just had 5 1/2 hrs of back surgery today, doing well, already home. I think I ruptured the disc when twisted up under the dinette working on the salon AC in March. This is my fourth time having my lower back worked on...hope I'll get another several years out of it so I can get out there and follow your wakes.
Steady as she goes.
SM 243

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On Jun 4, 2013, at 10:22 AM, "drew_gaffney" <drew.gaffney@... <> > wrote:

Could you please post or send the capacitor list for the Clima units. I too need to pick up spares before returning to the boat in July.
Drew Gaffney
Revelation SM390

--- In amelyachtowners@... <> , Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

Oops. Sent that b4 I was done.

I have a list of replacement capacitors and relays if that's what is wrong. It is unlikely that it is the compressor. I had a refrigeration guy tell me I needed a new one, only to find the bad capacitor easily myself.

It's possible that it is a low refrigerant level, but I think you need special equipment to test and replace that. Check the capacitors and relays first. By then you'll have answers from those smarter than I.

Also, check the messages by searching for A/C or Climma. There are several threads about trouble shooting. I think it was Danny on Ocean Pearl who posted some pics in the photos section that are also helpful.

Good luck and let us know what you find.

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On Jun 3, 2013, at 2:33 PM, "Alex" <uster@...> wrote:

The aft unit was working very weak, only 2 of the 3 speed (will order some capacitator), and there was a strange smell, I suspect I was loosing the R134a â€" now I don't hear the compressor kicking it at all (only the fan), so it doesn't cool down the cabin at all.

Why does the compressor not kick in anymore? Is this because there is no more R134a refrigerant?

How can I add more R134a refrigerant? I will see if this leaks again (and cool down the cabin again).

The forward unit has all 3 speed working, was extremely cold, so cold there was ice on the coil (of the compressor) â€" but now it seems it can not cool down the forward room… is this because the outside temperature is too high or something else (may be the ice on the coil).

Also, why do I have ice on the coil of that unit (and only that one)?

Thankfully, the salon unit is ok with all 3 speeds.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre 713-412-6704
Seabrook - Texas - USA

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