Re: [Amel] Re: Climma heater

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>

I also was turned off by ocean options. They told me that the installation
by Amel was all wrong. I know Ian and Judy from PenAzen

spent 3 years in the south near Cape Horn and Uruguay in the winter. I never
heard of any complaints from them. In fact

I have taken photos of their installation and plan on installing mine
exactly as theirs was installed.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 7:14 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Climma heater

Hi ocean options has along history of complaints about any system not sold
and installed by them. Best to use the service center of trucks in Vermount.
They as very good and honest.

Regards SM 209 for sale in Annpolis and AT THE SAILBOAT SHOW. SEE HER AT THE

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

"brokerage beyond your expectations"

On Sep 21, 2011, at 15:45, "jsrogers47" <jsrogers@...
<> > wrote:

Ocean Options is an Authorized dealer and installer for ESBA and has
recently refurbished my ESBA heater. They tell me that the orinal
installation by Amel did not confrom with their recommendations on two
points: 1. The fuel pump is too far from the fuel tank and 2. that since the
line is T'ed of the line the the generator, the generator create a negative
pressure in the ESBA line and starves it of fuel.

Has anyone experienced these problems?

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<> , Richard03801 <richard03801@...>

Hi Eric. We had some issues that had to do with running the heat on 60
cycles the condensers had to be replaced and we cleansed the dust off the
elements. All is well. We do have to run the fans on high so as not to over
heat the unit. The thermostat only runs the heating element.

Running the Espar eats lots of fuel. Think about adding a few portable
electric units to run off the Gen set so you can make water and charge the
batteries at the same time. Just a thought.
Enjoy the trip bAck north
Richard Piller

"Yacht Brokerage Service above and beyond the expected"

Walczak Yacht Brokerage Service LLC
2 Compromise St
Annapolis, MD 21401

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 24, 2011, at 0:41, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

My Climma unit in my aft cabin cuts out due to the integral thermostat
never makes my aft cabin comfortable. I have even changed the electric
heating element and integral thermostat.

Any suggestions?

I am also planning on heading very far South one day soon and will
need the

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: kimberlite [mailto:kimberlite@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 2:08 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...
<> '
Subject: RE: [Amel] Adding a Eberspacher Diesel Heater to the Forced
Ventilation on a SM

The climma unit does not make much heat when it is cold.

Fair Winds


Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


From: amelyachtowners@...
<> ] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2011 11:01 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Adding a Eberspacher Diesel Heater to the Forced
Ventilation on a SM

HI Bill, we had an Eberspacher heater on our old 46 Amel. The duct
exiting from the heater was metal pipe with a TEE to direct air
forward and
that was connected to flex pipe to the cabins, take care that you use
flammable pipe, was run to all cabins along the port side each with a
could be somewhat closed. Starting with the installation:
The heater was mounted in a pan in the port side combing with a vent
air. Fuel is delivered by a small 12 volt pump and a small filter.
There are

two parts to the exhaust; one is double wall pipe that exits high up
on the
side with a special fitting in the free board to protects the
there is a moisture pipe that takes care of condensation in the
mounted a thermostat in galley on the port side that ran the unit
There was
also a hi/lo switch to control the fan. While these are great units
you have the Climma and a gen set why not run the gen set and heat the
run the water maker and charge the batteries all at the same time?. It
seems that adding the cost and having a major installation to you boat
little in terms of comfort. Also keep in mind that the exhaust in a
be an issue with CO and smell. Then if you are along side another boat
care to the heat that comes out of the exhaust as well.. Fender can be

with great ease.

Good luck in your decision process.
Richard on SM 209 in Annapolis for sale

From: Judy and Bill aboard SVBeBe <yahoogroups@...
<> >
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sat, April 23, 2011 8:59:51 AM
Subject: [Amel] Adding a Eberspacher Diesel Heater to the Forced Air
on a SM

BeBe has the Amel Forced Air Ventilation system which was installed
when she

I am considering adding an Eberspacher Diesel heater to this which is
what I

believe Amel did if that option was ordered. If I am going to do this,
I am
going to wait until we arrive in France to have Amel do it, because we
experience a lot of cold weather before then. I am aware that the
Climma A/C

has a heat cycle.

I could use some help with planning this and I have a few questions:
1.) Does anyone know if the above statement is correct regarding the

2.) Assuming it is correct, does anyone know if the Eberspacher heater
is a
or D5...or something else?

3.) Where does Amel install the heater controls?

4.) Can anyone provide me with photos of the installation inside the

lazarette, photos of the controls, and photos of the diesel pipe

Any information will be greatly appreciated. You can post the photos
on this

website or email them to bill"at" Should we install it, I
will be

sure to post any photos of my installation in the photo section of

s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Marmaris, Turkey

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