Re: [Amel] Propellor


Merci, Jean-Luc,
I already had the injectors and pump removed and sent to Volvo service center for inspection, cleaning, and adjustment.  No change in performance was noted.  After repitching the fixed prop I was able to get 2850rpms, but only 7.5 kts.  After only a month I am now only able to get 2650 rpm with the same prop.  KRISTY is on the hard in St. Maarten getting a new bottom paint job.  I'll be interested to see if I can again get 2850 with the bottom and the prop cleaned.  If it still max's at 2650 I have to assume that I still have a problem with the Volvo.  I plan to find a Volvo service center on the Chesapeake and have them evaluate the engine one more time anyway.  If I'm back to 2850, I'll have the autoprop repitched to allow 3000 rpm.
I'm not really clear on your post about "Increase the power (one YOUR risk) of the engine by changing the injection".  I looked at the link  but my French is so bad that it wasn't much help.  Have you altered the injection pump to feed more fuel to the engine to gain more power?  At what "risk"?
Merci, again,

--- On Sat, 3/13/10, Jean-Luc <jlm@...> wrote:

From: Jean-Luc <jlm@...>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Propellor
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2010, 12:02 PM


I have exactly the same configuration as you (SM316)
With a new turbo, boat cleaned, injectors cleaned etc etc ...
On the best sea that you can imagine I can retch 2850 rpm and a spead
of 8.25 knds
AND THAT IS NOT ENOUGH !! the power of the TMD22 is at this point
around then 40 HP !!
Conclusion : the seize of the autoprop is too big !

What you can do :

1. put a smaller prop (or re-pitch the autoprop)

2. Increase the power (one YOUR risk) of the engine by changing the
injection .... see my post (Bosch pump) it 10 minutes work !!

3. buy a AMEL 54 :-)

CottonBay sm316

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