Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Seeking an Amel Super Maramu

sailormon <kimberlite@...>


The Calpeda pump is a strong pump. I suspect the capacitor.

When the AC is on and you put a screwdriver into the pump to turn it do you feel a small magnetic resistance?

Just remove the 4 screws from the pump junction box and change the capacitor. On My pump two terminals of the capacitor plug directly into the pump so you need to get a similar capacitor.

Make sure you short the capacitor to housing when the power is off. The charge in that capacitor will knock you on your seat.

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



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Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Seeking an Amel Super Maramu



That is good advice. 


Funny enough the AC did not work. All units in the boat turned on, but were cutting out due to high pressure, checked the calpeda pump, it looked quite new, but was not running. 

It does turn freely, I think it is a voltage issue to pump, maybe a beaker somewhere?  Capacitor?  

I was doing a pre purchase inspection, not troubleshooting. I am sure it shall be an easy fix. 

Probably one of the first jobs when we get to the boat mid to late July.  

We shall get an apartment for a week or two and transition onboard. 



On 18 Jun 2017, at 6:43 AM, Dennis Johns sbmesasailor@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:




Does Lena S have air conditioning?  If so, make sure it's functioning well.  If not, I strongly recommend you consider a portable a/c.  If you plan to spend several months in Phuket working on your boat, you are going to want some escape from the weather.  We had Libertad in Phuket for two months and while we got a lot done on her I've never been more miserable doing projects.


Dennis Johns

s/v Libertad

Maramu #121

Currently en route to Golfito, CR

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