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Re: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

There is a pair of flow tubes that cool the bearings/bushings at the pump side of the motor. The motor has run for days and stays cool. It easily handles the 28,000 btu cooling needs of the AC units even in 80-85 deg F water.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 2, 2012, at 10:07, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Richard,

Are you sure that the bearing was water-cooled and not the pump bushing/seal?

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Richard <richard03801@...> wrote:

We replaced the large pump Amel supplied with a much smaller is size same capacity pump from Budget Marine in St Marrtin part no: MCH 125 075-03 that has water cooled bearing 230volts 50/60 cycle. approx $310 US no more motor issues.
SM209 For SALE

Regards
Richard Piller
1-603-767-5330

On Aug 1, 2012, at 3:07, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Eric,

See the photo at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/58456993/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Some capacitors have twin connection poles on each side which allows a parallel connection.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Sailormon <kimberlite@> wrote:





Does anyone know the specs on the raw water AC pump capacitor on the
Calpeda pump. It has 4 connections; I do not understand why 4. Possibly 2
run and 2 start? But it is one unit.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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[Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Eric,

If you want to replace what you have with a magnetic drive pump, the March Pump AC-5C-MD 230v 1020gph would be your ticket. One like this one would work: http://www.ebay.com/itm/March-pump-AC-5C-MD-115v-1020-gph-max-replacement-pump-for-Cruisair-PMA1000-/360477465339?pt=BI_Pumps&hash=item53ee219afb#ht_688wt_699

I bought one of these from this eBay seller and carry it as a spare for the A/C water pump. It is a little over spec'd for the low pressure pump for the 160l Dessalator, but I believe it would be fine. But, without trying it on the Dessalator, I cannot be sure.

It is a magnetic drive which is what I believe Richard was talking about when he said water cooled bearing. The motor and the pump are completely separated with the impeller spinning magnetically.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Marmaris, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Sailormon <kimberlite@> wrote:

Hi Richard,

I could not find this part number in the Budget marine catalog.

Do youi have another descriptiob?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 3:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump





We replaced the large pump Amel supplied with a much smaller is size same
capacity pump from Budget Marine in St Marrtin part no: MCH 125 075-03 that
has water cooled bearing 230volts 50/60 cycle. approx $310 US no more motor
issues.
SM209 For SALE

Regards
Richard Piller
1-603-767-5330

On Aug 1, 2012, at 3:07, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe"
<yahoogroups@ <mailto:yahoogroups%40svbebe.com> > wrote:

Eric,

See the photo at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/584
56993/view?picmode=
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/58
456993/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Some capacitors have twin connection poles on each side which allows a
parallel connection.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@>
wrote:





Does anyone know the specs on the raw water AC pump capacitor on the
Calpeda pump. It has 4 connections; I do not understand why 4. Possibly
2
run and 2 start? But it is one unit.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







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[Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

If you want to replace what you have with a magnetic drive pump, the March Pump AC-5C-MD 230v 1020gph would be your ticket. One like this one would work: http://www.ebay.com/itm/March-pump-AC-5C-MD-115v-1020-gph-max-replacement-pump-for-Cruisair-PMA1000-/360477465339?pt=BI_Pumps&hash=item53ee219afb#ht_688wt_699

I bought one of these from this eBay seller and carry it as a spare for the A/C water pump. It is a little over spec'd for the low pressure pump for the 160l Dessalator, but I believe it would be fine. But, without trying it on the Dessalator, I cannot be sure.

It is a magnetic drive which is what I believe Richard was talking about when he said water cooled bearing. The motor and the pump are completely separated with the impeller spinning magnetically.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Marmaris, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Richard,

I could not find this part number in the Budget marine catalog.

Do youi have another descriptiob?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 3:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump





We replaced the large pump Amel supplied with a much smaller is size same
capacity pump from Budget Marine in St Marrtin part no: MCH 125 075-03 that
has water cooled bearing 230volts 50/60 cycle. approx $310 US no more motor
issues.
SM209 For SALE

Regards
Richard Piller
1-603-767-5330

On Aug 1, 2012, at 3:07, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe"
<yahoogroups@... <mailto:yahoogroups%40svbebe.com> > wrote:

Eric,

See the photo at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/584
56993/view?picmode=
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/58
456993/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Some capacitors have twin connection poles on each side which allows a
parallel connection.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@>
wrote:





Does anyone know the specs on the raw water AC pump capacitor on the
Calpeda pump. It has 4 connections; I do not understand why 4. Possibly
2
run and 2 start? But it is one unit.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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[Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Richard,

Are you sure that the bearing was water-cooled and not the pump bushing/seal?

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Richard <richard03801@...> wrote:

We replaced the large pump Amel supplied with a much smaller is size same capacity pump from Budget Marine in St Marrtin part no: MCH 125 075-03 that has water cooled bearing 230volts 50/60 cycle. approx $310 US no more motor issues.
SM209 For SALE

Regards
Richard Piller
1-603-767-5330

On Aug 1, 2012, at 3:07, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Eric,

See the photo at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/58456993/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Some capacitors have twin connection poles on each side which allows a parallel connection.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Sailormon <kimberlite@> wrote:





Does anyone know the specs on the raw water AC pump capacitor on the
Calpeda pump. It has 4 connections; I do not understand why 4. Possibly 2
run and 2 start? But it is one unit.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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Re: [Amel] Off topic- Desalination....a possible new approach?

karkauai
 

Very Interesting, Bill.  So, if it's 100x more efficient than my membranes, I could make 6000l/hr with the new stuff!  Run it for 5 min per day.  Where do I sign up?
Kent
SM 243 KRISTY
Currently Brunswick, GA


________________________________
From: "Look@..." <look@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2012 7:29 AM
Subject: [Amel] Off topic- Desalination....a possible new approach?


 
Here's a story about a possible new idea/method for desalination.

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/graphene-water-desalination-0702.html

So far, from what I read, the method has only been tried using computer
simulation.

Earl


Off topic- Desalination....a possible new approach?

Look@iPadRing.net <look@...>
 

Here's a story about a possible new idea/method for desalination.

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/graphene-water-desalination-0702.html

So far, from what I read, the method has only been tried using computer
simulation.

Earl


Sharki 1987 and other Amel yachts / Osmosis

otto <otto@...>
 

Hello everybody,

I'm the owner of a 25 year old Sharki "Gioconda". During the last 15
years we have done a lot of repairs and replacements:

amongst other things:

- totally overhaul of the engine
- replacement of all navigatory instruments and autopilot
- replacement of the VHF
- new cooking stove
- new refrigerator
- new anchor chain
- new holding tank
- repair of a capillary crack under the mizzen mast which led to a
totally rotten bulkhead in the aft cabin..

During wintertime (7 months) the yacht is hauled dry on land. All the
years it was never a discussion about osmosis!
Now the company which do the maintenance told me they had found Osmosis
and that during next wintertime they would recommend an osmosis treatement!

And now my question to all AMEL-sailors: *What do you think about this
situation?*

- How are the results of such a treatement?
- Is it worth do spend once again a lot of money (about 10'000 euro) for
a 25 year old yacht?
- If yes, should we renew also the upper part (over the water-line) of
the hull (once again 7'000)?
- Is there anybody who has experience with old plastic yachts?
- Does anybody knows something about a "natural" life-time of an
Amel-Yacht ?

- and we have another little problem: The chalking of the hem. You can't
paint it, it's a soft material. But every time you touch it, you are
white....

Thanks for your kind replies

Kind regards Otto E. Martin / SY GIOCONDA


Re: [Amel] Tecpro battery charger

Jorge Zlatar <jorge.zlatar@...>
 

From TECPRO they send me the following information: The charger TECPRO I, there is no switch to regulate  the different types of batteries: by default, it`s provided for sealed batteries ( GEL or AGM ).
I`m attaching brochure from factory ( in French)


________________________________
From: Jorge Zlatar <jorge.zlatar@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Tecpro battery charger

I am in Ahillion-greece and the only batteries that they have  in the area are starting,no deep cycle batteries. I found 8 batteries that they use also for solar panels system fully deep cycle  24 v 100 amp .
The interesting thing is the time they can be left without charging in winter.they are : Sunlight 24-100
Sent from my iPod

On 31-07-2012, at 17:20, Attilio Siviero YAHOO <attilio.siviero@...> wrote:

Hi,
I agree, I had bad experience, Tecpro battery charger burned my batteries because it surcharged my batteries. The solution was to put a Mastervolt charger with heat sensor on batteries, lead acid. Mastervolt can be easily tuned for any kind of batteries, AGM and GEL.
Cheers

Attilio & Maria Siviero
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"


Il giorno 31/lug/2012, alle ore 16:29, Richard03801 ha scritto:

Hi as I recall there is not an adjustment on that charger. You are better off staying with lead acid you can get replacements anyplace. Or you can buy a smart charger from Charles or Dolphin.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jul 31, 2012, at 6:22, Jorge Zlatar <jorge.zlatar@...> wrote:

Hi All
In my SM 195 I have a TECPRO Battery charger but I don`t have the manual or the specification.Can any body help me with this?I need to know if there is any spetial setting for gel batteries or for lead acid?
Thanks in advance
Jorge
SV Excalibur

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Mystery parts from a Maramu

jjjk12s <jjjk12s@...>
 

I wonder if someone could identify the use for some parts found on my 1981 Maramu? They were on one of the shelves in the forward head but not sure if that is a clue or not...I have just put the photo in Popeye's folder.

Thanks

John, Maramu #91 Popeye


Re: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump

Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi Richard,

I could not find this part number in the Budget marine catalog.

Do youi have another descriptiob?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 3:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump





We replaced the large pump Amel supplied with a much smaller is size same
capacity pump from Budget Marine in St Marrtin part no: MCH 125 075-03 that
has water cooled bearing 230volts 50/60 cycle. approx $310 US no more motor
issues.
SM209 For SALE

Regards
Richard Piller
1-603-767-5330

On Aug 1, 2012, at 3:07, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe"
<yahoogroups@... <mailto:yahoogroups%40svbebe.com> > wrote:

Eric,

See the photo at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/584
56993/view?picmode=
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/58
456993/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Some capacitors have twin connection poles on each side which allows a
parallel connection.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
wrote:





Does anyone know the specs on the raw water AC pump capacitor on the
Calpeda pump. It has 4 connections; I do not understand why 4. Possibly
2
run and 2 start? But it is one unit.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite














[Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

Here is what I think:

When you say this capacitor has 4 leads, I assume that you are talking about 4 terminals on the capacitor. Some capacitors have 2 pairs of terminals. A quick-connection wire terminal can be connected to either side of the pair, and the other side can be used for a parallel capacitor connection. In the case of the pump, and if my memory serves me correct, the capacitor plugs into a receptacle, utilizing the terminals on the end of the capacitor.

An electric start motor capacitor is used to momentarily boost the current to the motor to get it started. The two terminals on the capacitor are wired between the "load" (a/k/a positive) source and the load IN on the motor. When power is applied, the capacitor "charges" with boost voltage and delivers it momentarily to the motor. When the capacitor fails, the motor fails to start, and the breaker opens. I believe that this capacitor is a start capacitor rather than a run capacitor.

That is all I know about it, and by no means am I an expert on this...much of it is a mystery that I accept. I have replaced this capacitor once in Malaysia where the country voltage is normally 250 volts, and I believe the cause of the failure.

I hope this helps you.

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Bill,

Thanks for all the info.

I still do not understand why this capacitor has 4 leads, can it be replaced
with one with two leads and how is it wired?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 6:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump





Eric,

I bought a capacitor in Malaysia at a hardware store for about $4USD.

In the US find an electronics parts store. Bring the specs to them, if they
do not have it, they will order it. Probably about $10.

You could also find a capacitor at a water-well and pump store. A 220v pool
pump probably has about the same capacitor.

The one I bought in Malaysia was not an exact fit, but had the correct specs
and works fine. Buy 2 of them.

Or go to:
Coastal Climate Control, Inc.
PO Box 4535
Annapolis, MD 21403
(301) 352.5738 (ph)
(301) 352.5739 (fax)
www.coastalclimatecontrol.com
info@... <mailto:info%40coastalclimatecontrol.com>

They will have one for about $50. Any/all of them will work. A/C people love
to sell $5 capacitors for $50.

You can get the pump to work without a capacitor. The capacitor only helps
get the motor turning. It takes some coordination. With a screwdriver spin
the shaft of the pump at the same moment that the A/C is switched ON. It
will reach its proper RMP and you are fine until you lose power or turn it
off. If you are really, really hot, I suggest doing this until you can find
a capacitor.

I believe your description of the black tubes describes the anti-siphon
plumbing for the toilet saltwater pumps. Salt crystals do accumulate where
the small ones join the larger one. To test my thoughts, have someone fill
the toilet while you are in the engine room observing. BTW, this is the
reason that the sump pump will sometimes start a pumping cycle when the
toilet is flushed...the saltwater draining into the sump is just enough to
raise the water level which will trigger the micro switch.

Salt buildup is an indication of a leak and likely a small one. I had salt
buildup at the A/C pump hose output connection, until I changed the
"one-way" valve, hose and clamps.

The A/C pump should be part of the bonding system. On BeBe, the same y/g
bonding wire that connects to the fresh water pump is also stripped about
1.5 inches and clamped to the A/C pump on the "one-way" valve. Check the
wire to the fresh water pump and see if there is a portion about 1.5" that
is stripped. It is likely that the clamp fell off.

Hope this helps,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Marmaris, Turkey

Do you notice a lot of salt buildup at the pump hose output connection.



I also notice the same kind of salt buildup ( green) where the return
lines
enter a larger pipe on the upper starboard side forward bulkhead in the
engine room I do not know what they are for about 3 or 4 black small metal
pipes draining into an empty black metal pipe

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



I still do not get why there are 4 poles.





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From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill
aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 3:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump





Eric,

See the photo at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/584
56993/view?picmode=
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/58
456993/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Some capacitors have twin connection poles on each side which allows a
parallel connection.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@>
wrote:





Does anyone know the specs on the raw water AC pump capacitor on the
Calpeda pump. It has 4 connections; I do not understand why 4. Possibly
2
run and 2 start? But it is one unit.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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Amel Super Maramu Manual

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

There are a few new members of this group that are interested in buying a Super Maramu. Of course, they have lots of questions and are trying to get answers here.

In order to help them, I have uploaded the Amel Super Maramu Owner's Manual with Optional_equipment.pdf (20.14MB) to sendspace.com and it is located at http://www.sendspace.com/file/ewtufc

It will be at the above location for 30 days.

Let me know if you have difficulty downloading it. Email me at Bill"at"svbebe.com

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Marmaris, Turkey


Re: [Amel] Re: Maramu best generator location

bsarff@...
 

Thanks for your comments and suggestions.  I have decided to put it at the bottom of the port locker.   It is an alternator/watermaker combo and will be helpful for cruising (I hope).



Bob

----- Original Message -----


From: "Alex" <alex.paquin@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:31:16 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Maramu best generator location

 




We once saw an installation where a small marine generator was installed in the engine room, in a cut out in the aft section of the deep cockpit storage. It fit petty well, but I agree with Dave, that if you are not cruising constantly, solar panels, a good wind generator and a backup gasoline portable generator is a good solution and that installed units can be a hassle, judging by comments and experiences from fellow boaters.

Alex Paquin
s/v SIMPATICO
Maramu hull #94

--- In amelyachtowners@... , "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

Bob,

A lot of us on the west coast have chosen to carry one (or two in some cases) of those portable Honda generators rather than deal with the expense and hassle of a conventional marine generator. Our Maramu does not have a generator and I can't see any really good spot for it. The Honda takes up little space and some people have made a rail mount for it.

Here's an economical 30 gph watermaker that is designed to work with the Honda generator - http://cruiserowaterandpower.com/WaterMakers.html


--- In amelyachtowners@... , "Bob Sarff" <bsarff@> wrote:

I am preparing to install a generator/watermaker and would appreciate any input on the best location on a Maramu. my preference would be the engine room if it will fit. second choice is the port storage locker. What have other Maramu owners done? Do any of you have pictures youy can send or post.

Thanks for your assistance.

Bob
SV Chara



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Re: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump

Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Bill,

Thanks for all the info.

I still do not understand why this capacitor has 4 leads, can it be replaced
with one with two leads and how is it wired?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 6:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump





Eric,

I bought a capacitor in Malaysia at a hardware store for about $4USD.

In the US find an electronics parts store. Bring the specs to them, if they
do not have it, they will order it. Probably about $10.

You could also find a capacitor at a water-well and pump store. A 220v pool
pump probably has about the same capacitor.

The one I bought in Malaysia was not an exact fit, but had the correct specs
and works fine. Buy 2 of them.

Or go to:
Coastal Climate Control, Inc.
PO Box 4535
Annapolis, MD 21403
(301) 352.5738 (ph)
(301) 352.5739 (fax)
www.coastalclimatecontrol.com
info@... <mailto:info%40coastalclimatecontrol.com>

They will have one for about $50. Any/all of them will work. A/C people love
to sell $5 capacitors for $50.

You can get the pump to work without a capacitor. The capacitor only helps
get the motor turning. It takes some coordination. With a screwdriver spin
the shaft of the pump at the same moment that the A/C is switched ON. It
will reach its proper RMP and you are fine until you lose power or turn it
off. If you are really, really hot, I suggest doing this until you can find
a capacitor.

I believe your description of the black tubes describes the anti-siphon
plumbing for the toilet saltwater pumps. Salt crystals do accumulate where
the small ones join the larger one. To test my thoughts, have someone fill
the toilet while you are in the engine room observing. BTW, this is the
reason that the sump pump will sometimes start a pumping cycle when the
toilet is flushed...the saltwater draining into the sump is just enough to
raise the water level which will trigger the micro switch.

Salt buildup is an indication of a leak and likely a small one. I had salt
buildup at the A/C pump hose output connection, until I changed the
"one-way" valve, hose and clamps.

The A/C pump should be part of the bonding system. On BeBe, the same y/g
bonding wire that connects to the fresh water pump is also stripped about
1.5 inches and clamped to the A/C pump on the "one-way" valve. Check the
wire to the fresh water pump and see if there is a portion about 1.5" that
is stripped. It is likely that the clamp fell off.

Hope this helps,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Marmaris, Turkey

Do you notice a lot of salt buildup at the pump hose output connection.



I also notice the same kind of salt buildup ( green) where the return
lines
enter a larger pipe on the upper starboard side forward bulkhead in the
engine room I do not know what they are for about 3 or 4 black small metal
pipes draining into an empty black metal pipe

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



I still do not get why there are 4 poles.





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From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill
aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 3:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump





Eric,

See the photo at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/584
56993/view?picmode=
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/58
456993/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Some capacitors have twin connection poles on each side which allows a
parallel connection.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@>
wrote:





Does anyone know the specs on the raw water AC pump capacitor on the
Calpeda pump. It has 4 connections; I do not understand why 4. Possibly
2
run and 2 start? But it is one unit.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite














Re: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump

Richard <richard03801@...>
 

We replaced the large pump Amel supplied with a much smaller is size same capacity pump from Budget Marine in St Marrtin part no: MCH 125 075-03 that has water cooled bearing 230volts 50/60 cycle. approx $310 US no more motor issues.
SM209 For SALE

Regards
Richard Piller
1-603-767-5330

On Aug 1, 2012, at 3:07, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Eric,

See the photo at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/58456993/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Some capacitors have twin connection poles on each side which allows a parallel connection.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:





Does anyone know the specs on the raw water AC pump capacitor on the
Calpeda pump. It has 4 connections; I do not understand why 4. Possibly 2
run and 2 start? But it is one unit.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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Re: Unfurling sails without electricity?

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Dear No Name Posted (--),

Absolutely, they can be unfurled and it is fairly simple to furl them as well.

Are you an Amel owner?

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Marmaris, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Look@..." <look@...> wrote:

Is it simple to unfurl the sails without the built in electric motors it
there was a failure of all motors on the main,mizzen and jib?

Thank you

--
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www.iPadRing.net

The designer and maker of the original eBook & iPad Ring
The perfect stand for eReaders, iPads, iPhones, tablet computers and other electronic devices.

Patent Pending


Unfurling sails without electricity?

Look@iPadRing.net <look@...>
 

Is it simple to unfurl the sails without the built in electric motors it
there was a failure of all motors on the main,mizzen and jib?

Thank you

--
www.eBookRing.net

www.iPadRing.net

The designer and maker of the original eBook & iPad Ring
The perfect stand for eReaders, iPads, iPhones, tablet computers and other electronic devices.

Patent Pending


Re: Sharki Aft Cabin Bulkhead

ottomartin6000 <otto@...>
 

Hello
yes, we had some years ago the same problem with ou Sharki (1987). the water came down from the deck of ship where the mizzen mast is put on. 0ur plywood became dark and soft, starting at a small point and after 2 years it was clear that something unnormal was going on.
It seems that the pressure of the mizzen mast are leading to capillary cracks of the gelcoat deck.

Kind regards Otto

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "fishtong1" <mpsusman@...> wrote:


Hi Sharki owners,

I recently decided to tackle the removal and replacement of the aft
cabin bulkhead which was rotten. This is the one which borders the
engine room and would be the headboard of the aft cabin bunk. I am sure
that at some stage the mizzen mast or there abouts must have been
leaking water into the plywood bulkhead. I am assuming that it was
repaired at some stage because the plywood was soft and crumbly, in some
places even dust like. but COMPLETELY DRY with no sign of dampness or
moisture, even when I threw a bucket of water on the deck above. Has
any other Sharki owner had a similar experience with their yacht? Ours
is 28years old, so not a new yacht.

All the best

Fishtong1


[Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I bought a capacitor in Malaysia at a hardware store for about $4USD.

In the US find an electronics parts store. Bring the specs to them, if they do not have it, they will order it. Probably about $10.

You could also find a capacitor at a water-well and pump store. A 220v pool pump probably has about the same capacitor.

The one I bought in Malaysia was not an exact fit, but had the correct specs and works fine. Buy 2 of them.

Or go to:
Coastal Climate Control, Inc.
PO Box 4535
Annapolis, MD 21403
(301) 352.5738 (ph)
(301) 352.5739 (fax)
www.coastalclimatecontrol.com
info@...

They will have one for about $50. Any/all of them will work. A/C people love to sell $5 capacitors for $50.

You can get the pump to work without a capacitor. The capacitor only helps get the motor turning. It takes some coordination. With a screwdriver spin the shaft of the pump at the same moment that the A/C is switched ON. It will reach its proper RMP and you are fine until you lose power or turn it off. If you are really, really hot, I suggest doing this until you can find a capacitor.

I believe your description of the black tubes describes the anti-siphon plumbing for the toilet saltwater pumps. Salt crystals do accumulate where the small ones join the larger one. To test my thoughts, have someone fill the toilet while you are in the engine room observing. BTW, this is the reason that the sump pump will sometimes start a pumping cycle when the toilet is flushed...the saltwater draining into the sump is just enough to raise the water level which will trigger the micro switch.

Salt buildup is an indication of a leak and likely a small one. I had salt buildup at the A/C pump hose output connection, until I changed the "one-way" valve, hose and clamps.

The A/C pump should be part of the bonding system. On BeBe, the same y/g bonding wire that connects to the fresh water pump is also stripped about 1.5 inches and clamped to the A/C pump on the "one-way" valve. Check the wire to the fresh water pump and see if there is a portion about 1.5" that is stripped. It is likely that the clamp fell off.

Hope this helps,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Marmaris, Turkey

Do you notice a lot of salt buildup at the pump hose output connection.



I also notice the same kind of salt buildup ( green) where the return lines
enter a larger pipe on the upper starboard side forward bulkhead in the
engine room I do not know what they are for about 3 or 4 black small metal
pipes draining into an empty black metal pipe

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



I still do not get why there are 4 poles.





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 3:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Correction- Calpeda Air conditioning pump





Eric,

See the photo at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/584
56993/view?picmode=
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/58
456993/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Some capacitors have twin connection poles on each side which allows a
parallel connection.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@>
wrote:





Does anyone know the specs on the raw water AC pump capacitor on the
Calpeda pump. It has 4 connections; I do not understand why 4. Possibly 2
run and 2 start? But it is one unit.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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Re: [Amel] MARAMU Awning with rain catchment function

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Andy, On my last boat Anne made an awning with built in side curtains. On one side near the water filler cap she made canvas gutters by folding strips of canvas and stitching them on to the side curtain in a very wide V formation with the ends at the top and a through hull fitting at the base of the V.When it rained we connected it to the filler with a hose and were amazed by its efficiency in thee Caribbean and South Pacific.

Hope this helps, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM 319


From: Andy
Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2012 9:00 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] MARAMU Awning with rain catchment function


we're looking at fabricating 3 awnings for our Maraumu, as solar protection at anchor / mooring, with an additional rain catchment function. we have a bimini over the cockpit, so are looking at an awning over the aft and forward coach roofs ( 2 separate awnings).

Maramu owners, have you fabricated similar awnings ??

Do you care to share ? with advice from your experiences ?

Thanks in advance for your feedback

Andy





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