Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan starting problem

eric freedman

Hi Willem,

What solenoid are you referring to?

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



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Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:27 AM
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Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan starting problem



Hi Mark and other Amel lovers,


Yes, the problem appears to be the solenoid. Before this problem the Onan had a different problem that was caused by me. I put some rags to clean the dipstick onder the Kubota and the result was lots of black smoke. I realized after consulting the installation manual that this problem was caused by lack of air. Now the generator is running with a piece of rope plus shock cord to hold the solenoid valve into the 'on' position. So the electric shut off is not working anymore and I have to do this by hand. The problem is that also the fault mechanism is not working and that is a risk, I have to take until the new solenoid arrives.


Best regards,




SM #351 "Kavanga" at anchor in Falmouth waiting for a favourable wind to cross the Biscay.




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