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Re: [Amel] Lisboa

Eric Freedman
 

I just bought a cheap 220 volt printer, a blender, and a clothes iron when I
arrived. I also did not need a certificate of competence , although I hold a
captains license.

Fair Winds

Eric





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 9:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Lisboa





Hi you will need to buy at least $500k of liability and fuel spill
insurance. To sail in the EU one should also have a certificate of
competence or capt license. Get a printer copier that can handle 50/60 Hz

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 5, 2012, at 8:56, Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@yahoo.com
<mailto:fhoudaille%40yahoo.com> > wrote:

Hello Richard,
It is good hearing from you. How are things going?
Thanks for your input. Much appreciated!
I am looking to buy a printer for the boat. Sounds like we'll need it
often.
Not sure what you meant by EU min coverage. Could you please elaborate?
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred


________________________________
From: Richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com
<mailto:richard03801%40yahoo.com> >
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> "
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 6:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Lisboa




Fred when you check in at Horta you are checked in the EU you'll need your
boats documentation (keep and use color copies ) a copy of ships insurance
having at the EU min coverage passports a crew list and the checkout papers
from your last port. We kept a folder brief case with everything in it and
brought it to every marina we went to. Smooth sailing.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 4, 2012, at 8:39, Frederic Houdaille
<mailto:fhoudaille%40yahoo.com> wrote:

Hello Hans-Joachim,
Since you are currently in Lisboa and I am planning to sail there next
June with our SM, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback as to
which marina might be best and how easy (or hard) it was to do the
formalities (we'll be arriving from Azores).
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred
SM 2003 "Zazen"


________________________________
From: Hans-Joachim <mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:28 AM
Subject: [Amel] fuses DC-panel




Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa








Re: [Amel] Lisboa

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi you will need to buy at least $500k of liability and fuel spill insurance. To sail in the EU one should also have a certificate of competence or capt license. Get a printer copier that can handle 50/60 Hz

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 5, 2012, at 8:56, Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hello Richard,
It is good hearing from you. How are things going?
Thanks for your input. Much appreciated!
I am looking to buy a printer for the boat. Sounds like we'll need it often.
Not sure what you meant by EU min coverage. Could you please elaborate?
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred


________________________________
From: Richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 6:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Lisboa




Fred when you check in at Horta you are checked in the EU you'll need your boats documentation (keep and use color copies ) a copy of ships insurance having at the EU min coverage passports a crew list and the checkout papers from your last port. We kept a folder brief case with everything in it and brought it to every marina we went to. Smooth sailing.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 4, 2012, at 8:39, Frederic Houdaille <mailto:fhoudaille%40yahoo.com> wrote:

Hello Hans-Joachim,
Since you are currently in Lisboa and I am planning to sail there next June with our SM, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback as to which marina might be best and how easy (or hard) it was to do the formalities (we'll be arriving from Azores).
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred
SM 2003 "Zazen"


________________________________
From: Hans-Joachim <mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:28 AM
Subject: [Amel] fuses DC-panel




Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa





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Re: [Amel] Lisboa

Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@...>
 

Hello Richard,
It is good hearing from you. How are things going?
Thanks for your input. Much appreciated!
I am looking to buy a printer for the boat. Sounds like we'll need it often.
Not sure what you meant by EU min coverage. Could you please elaborate?
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred


________________________________
From: Richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 6:47 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Lisboa



 

Fred when you check in at Horta you are checked in the EU you'll need your boats documentation (keep and use color copies ) a copy of ships insurance having at the EU min coverage passports a crew list and the checkout papers from your last port. We kept a folder brief case with everything in it and brought it to every marina we went to. Smooth sailing.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 4, 2012, at 8:39, Frederic Houdaille <mailto:fhoudaille%40yahoo.com> wrote:

Hello Hans-Joachim,
Since you are currently in Lisboa and I am planning to sail there next June with our SM, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback as to which marina might be best and how easy (or hard) it was to do the formalities (we'll be arriving from Azores).
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred
SM 2003 "Zazen"


________________________________
From: Hans-Joachim <mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:28 AM
Subject: [Amel] fuses DC-panel




Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa

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Re: [Amel] Lisboa

Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@...>
 

This is great additional info Eric. Thanks a lot!!
Have a wonderful day!
Fred


________________________________
From: Sailormon <kimberlite@optonline.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 8:48 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Lisboa



 

I forgot to mention , there was a customs and immigration office at the
Alcantara marina.

Also there is a great market within walking distance from the marina. The
Porcao Chascharria just down the road is a must stop at restaurant.

In addition, there used to be a retired IBM exec and sailor that would drive
you around the town, pick you up at the airport, and get your propane tanks
filled. He was very helpful, if he still hangs around the marina.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
[mailto:mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 6:48 AM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Lisboa

Fred when you check in at Horta you are checked in the EU you'll need your
boats documentation (keep and use color copies ) a copy of ships insurance
having at the EU min coverage passports a crew list and the checkout papers
from your last port. We kept a folder brief case with everything in it and
brought it to every marina we went to. Smooth sailing.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 4, 2012, at 8:39, Frederic Houdaille <mailto:fhoudaille%40yahoo.com
<mailto:fhoudaille%40yahoo.com> > wrote:

Hello Hans-Joachim,
Since you are currently in Lisboa and I am planning to sail there next
June with our SM, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback as to
which marina might be best and how easy (or hard) it was to do the
formalities (we'll be arriving from Azores).
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred
SM 2003 "Zazen"


________________________________
From: Hans-Joachim <mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de
<mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de> >
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:28 AM
Subject: [Amel] fuses DC-panel




Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa

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Re: [Amel] Lisboa

Eric Freedman
 

I forgot to mention , there was a customs and immigration office at the
Alcantara marina.

Also there is a great market within walking distance from the marina. The
Porcao Chascharria just down the road is a must stop at restaurant.

In addition, there used to be a retired IBM exec and sailor that would drive
you around the town, pick you up at the airport, and get your propane tanks
filled. He was very helpful, if he still hangs around the marina.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2012 6:48 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Lisboa





Fred when you check in at Horta you are checked in the EU you'll need your
boats documentation (keep and use color copies ) a copy of ships insurance
having at the EU min coverage passports a crew list and the checkout papers
from your last port. We kept a folder brief case with everything in it and
brought it to every marina we went to. Smooth sailing.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 4, 2012, at 8:39, Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@yahoo.com
<mailto:fhoudaille%40yahoo.com> > wrote:

Hello Hans-Joachim,
Since you are currently in Lisboa and I am planning to sail there next
June with our SM, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback as to
which marina might be best and how easy (or hard) it was to do the
formalities (we'll be arriving from Azores).
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred
SM 2003 "Zazen"


________________________________
From: Hans-Joachim <Dr.Hofschulte@t-online.de
<mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de> >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:28 AM
Subject: [Amel] fuses DC-panel




Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa




Re: [Amel] Lisboa

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Fred when you check in at Horta you are checked in the EU you'll need your boats documentation (keep and use color copies ) a copy of ships insurance having at the EU min coverage passports a crew list and the checkout papers from your last port. We kept a folder brief case with everything in it and brought it to every marina we went to. Smooth sailing.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 4, 2012, at 8:39, Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hello Hans-Joachim,
Since you are currently in Lisboa and I am planning to sail there next June with our SM, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback as to which marina might be best and how easy (or hard) it was to do the formalities (we'll be arriving from Azores).
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred
SM 2003 "Zazen"


________________________________
From: Hans-Joachim <Dr.Hofschulte@t-online.de>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:28 AM
Subject: [Amel] fuses DC-panel




Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa




Re: [Amel] fuses DC-panel

Eric Freedman
 

Hans,

The circuit breakers can be purchased in any European hardware store.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Hans-Joachim
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 5:28 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] fuses DC-panel





Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa


Frigoboat digital electronic controller

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Hi all, I have an extra, brand new Frigoboat digital eletronic controller unit for the Veco/Frigoboat frigs and coffin-type frig/freezers on my Super Maramu 2000, hull #248. Model E254424, 24 volt. Anyone interested in purchasing it at a reduced price, please email me directly at symoondog@hotmail.com Regards,JohnMOON DOGSM #248


Re: [Amel] Lisboa

Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@...>
 

Thanks Eric!



________________________________
From: Sailormon <kimberlite@optonline.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 3:12 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Lisboa



 

Hi,

We stayed at the Alcantara Marina near the bridge. Lisbon also has an amel
agent there.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
[mailto:mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Frederic Houdaille
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 8:40 AM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Lisboa

Hello Hans-Joachim,
Since you are currently in Lisboa and I am planning to sail there next June
with our SM, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback as to which
marina might be best and how easy (or hard) it was to do the formalities
(we'll be arriving from Azores).
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred
SM 2003 "Zazen"

________________________________
From: Hans-Joachim <mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de
<mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de> >
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:28 AM
Subject: [Amel] fuses DC-panel

Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa

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Re: [Amel] Lisboa

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

We stayed at the Alcantara Marina near the bridge. Lisbon also has an amel
agent there.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Frederic Houdaille
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 8:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Lisboa





Hello Hans-Joachim,
Since you are currently in Lisboa and I am planning to sail there next June
with our SM, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback as to which
marina might be best and how easy (or hard) it was to do the formalities
(we'll be arriving from Azores).
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred
SM 2003 "Zazen"


________________________________
From: Hans-Joachim <Dr.Hofschulte@t-online.de
<mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de> >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:28 AM
Subject: [Amel] fuses DC-panel




Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa


Lisboa

Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@...>
 

Hello Hans-Joachim,
Since you are currently in Lisboa and I am planning to sail there next June with our SM, I was wondering if you could give me some feedback as to which marina might be best and how easy (or hard) it was to do the formalities (we'll be arriving from Azores).
Thanks and have a great day!
Fred
SM 2003 "Zazen"


________________________________
From: Hans-Joachim <Dr.Hofschulte@t-online.de>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 4, 2012 5:28 AM
Subject: [Amel] fuses DC-panel



 

Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa





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fuses DC-panel

dr_hofschulte
 

Thanks for the information, Bill.
regards,Hans-Joachim
Johanna-Amalthea SM #436 currently in Lisboa


Re: fuses DC-panel

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

The DC and AC panels in the SM have French-made thermal circuit-breakers. These are also used throughout the boat.

See the photo at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1949812811/pic/2053838888/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

<<<<<<<<<<<AND>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
http://www.wellgainelectronics.com/diruptorddis731053s714220682.aspx

We have replaced 1 of these on #387...it was the Dessalator breaker...it would open under load.

We have spares which we purchased from Amel.

Hope this helps you.

Bill
BeBe, #387
Currently Eastern Med

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Hans-Joachim" <Dr.Hofschulte@...> wrote:

hallo all,
do you know the manufacturer of the fuses at the DC-panel ?
(SM2000)
Thanks for information , regards
docjoho, Johanna-Amalthea SM 2000 #436


Re: Wind Generators Comparison

Barry <seagasm@...>
 

Can't seem to edit the broken link here so here it is again:
http://www.naviclub.com/Test_comparatif_eoliennes_marine.pdf

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Barry" <seagasm@...> wrote:

I have been watching with interest, the different comments about wind generators on this site. Back in 2008 we installed on our SM a Rutland 913 at a cost of about $1800.00 AUD incl SS stand secured to the port quarter SS railing. To be honest, I regard this form of accessory a total waste of time and expense. With the availability of better solar panels available, that would be the path I would consider to go down. The other alternative of course is just to burn diesel.

I recently read an article at http://www.naviclub.com/Test_compara...nes_marine.pdf and I suggest those who still want to go down that path read it first. Bear in mind, I believe the test results conducted were relating to a 12volt DC, since our vessels are 24volt DC, divide the results in half. Also, our battery banks are 400AH plus, deduct your average consumption and what do you get????

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171


Wind Generators Comparison

Barry <seagasm@...>
 

I have been watching with interest, the different comments about wind generators on this site. Back in 2008 we installed on our SM a Rutland 913 at a cost of about $1800.00 AUD incl SS stand secured to the port quarter SS railing. To be honest, I regard this form of accessory a total waste of time and expense. With the availability of better solar panels available, that would be the path I would consider to go down. The other alternative of course is just to burn diesel.

I recently read an article at http://www.naviclub.com/Test_compara...nes_marine.pdf and I suggest those who still want to go down that path read it first. Bear in mind, I believe the test results conducted were relating to a 12volt DC, since our vessels are 24volt DC, divide the results in half. Also, our battery banks are 400AH plus, deduct your average consumption and what do you get????

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171


fuses DC-panel

dr_hofschulte
 

hallo all,
do you know the manufacturer of the fuses at the DC-panel ?
(SM2000)
Thanks for information , regards
docjoho, Johanna-Amalthea SM 2000 #436


Hydrovane Update

rossirossix4
 

I had read several posts in this group regarding the Hydrovane self steering unit. It surprised me because I know several owners who have had stellar experiences with them. Close friends of mine used one for their circumnavigation and used it virtually 100% of the time off shore--including over a 10 days in the Indian Ocean where they mostly would not even venture into their cockpit--sounded awful...anyway, I cut and pasted some of the content of our postings to them and asked for an explanation and received the following.

"We would expect a Hydrovane on your boat to give the same excellent performance that you have heard from others – see the HEAVY BOAT section of our website at http://www.hydrovane.com/OurProduct.html scroll down about 3/4 of the way down the page. There is no reason why an Amel would be different than any other boat …. and your Santorin does not even qualify as a `HEAVY BOAT' in our lexicon. The Hydrovane is indifferent to the boat it is fitted to. It will produce its certain amount of steering power for any boat.

For those boats from which you have heard of Hydrovane problems: The time frame of those issues was after we introduced our new rudder. It took us 2 years including tank testing of the rudder at the University of Southampton to finally discover the problem – some of the rudders were `wonky'. In technical terms we had the shaft hole position of the rudder too near its perfect balance point. When it is perfectly balanced the rudder no longer knows which way is forward. Actually the shaft hole line (projecting the shaft hole to the bottom of the rudder) was too close or maybe even crossed over the COP (Centre of Pressure) of the rudder in the upper half. Worse was the discovery that if the shaft hole direction was as little as a half degree out in the wrong direction the rudder could be unstable. We now believe that both reports you heard were probably bad rudders. See TIPS #7 POOR PERFORMANCE at: http://www.hydrovane.com/Tips.html#7 for our description of the problem and a `recall' of any such bad rudders. The confusing part for us was that so many of those rudders were good performers – but not all of them. In hindsight those other Amel s with problem Hydrovanes only needed a new rudder with a shaft hole in the right position."

Anyway, this may be helpful info for some of you.

Bob
Santorin 86, Brittany de la Mer


Re: Calpeda AC Pump

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

Mark,

The squealing is the bearings...the water leak is the mechanical seal.

It is a very good and very solid pump also very basic...repair it with new bearings and seal...it will last another 5-8 years...then do it again. Get the water-well shop to also check the impeller...it is metal, but may be in need of replacement, based on the age of your boat. Also, there are some drain plugs on the cast iron pump housing...check these as they tend to deteriorate. Check the check-valve on the output...it probably needs to be replaced as well.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "captain_cucumber_head" <mcerdos@...> wrote:


Thank you for the information. The pump is running a little rough and makes an occasional squeal. It has also leaked a very tiny amount of water. This leads me to the bearings and seals as a good place to start. I had never thought of a well water shop; what a great idea. I'll buy a new capacitor while I'm at it. It seems to me that this would be a good item in the spare parts bag just to keep Murphy away. Thanks again!

Mark

Cream Puff
SM #275



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "captain_cucumber_head" <mcerdos@> wrote:

Hi,

I am hoping someone can help me with the model number of the blue Calpeda 220vac pump used for salt water cooling of the AC units. The brass plate on my pump is corroded and I am not able to clearly see the specs. This is for a 1999/2000 model SM. Thanks.

Mark

Cream Puff
SM #275


Re: Calpeda AC Pump

Mark Erdos
 

Thank you for the information. The pump is running a little rough and makes an occasional squeal. It has also leaked a very tiny amount of water. This leads me to the bearings and seals as a good place to start. I had never thought of a well water shop; what a great idea. I'll buy a new capacitor while I'm at it. It seems to me that this would be a good item in the spare parts bag just to keep Murphy away. Thanks again!

Mark

Cream Puff
SM #275

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "captain_cucumber_head" <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi,

I am hoping someone can help me with the model number of the blue Calpeda 220vac pump used for salt water cooling of the AC units. The brass plate on my pump is corroded and I am not able to clearly see the specs. This is for a 1999/2000 model SM. Thanks.

Mark

Cream Puff
SM #275


AC Pump Hose Clamp Failure

karkauai
 

A note about the A/C pump:  I was at the dock with two A/C's going and doing some maintenance in the forward cabin when the A/C started cycling as if it weren't getting any cooling water.  I looked at the bilge pump light and it was on steadily.  Quickly shut off the A/C's and looked in the engine room to find water pouring out of the output side of the A/C pump where the 2 stainless hose clamps had failed due to rusting and the hose had popped off.  The bilge pump was keeping up, but water was coming out at a remarkable rate even with the pump off...can't imagine what it looked like with the pump running.  Just about the time that I closed the seacock off, the bilge pump started whining and stopped pumping due to failure of one of the valves.  If I'd been off the boat and just gone for an hour or two, the engine room would have been full and everything in it covered in sea water.
 
I've also had a hose on the genset pop off due to corroded/broken hose clamps, too.  They break but hold their shape so you can't see there's a problem until the second one breaks and water starts pouring in.  Part of my routine maintenance is now going to be changing the hose clamps on a regular basis.  I'm also going to rethink leaving the boat even for a few hours with the sea cocks open.
 
Hope this saves someone a serious problem.
Kent
SM 243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA


________________________________
From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 1:52 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Calpeda AC Pump

 
Mark,

Check the photo at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/154718279/view?picmode=large&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

Also, the mechanical pump seal and the bearings are easy to replace. Usually, when the seal starts leaking, some salt water ruins the bearing closest to the pump. If you need 1 bearing, replace both of them. If you are not sure about rebuilding the pump, take it to a water-well pump shop or a swimming pool equipment repair facility. The water-well pump shop will be much better. They can rebuild the pump for you...the bearings and seal are standard sizes. If the pump has failed, you probably need a new capacitor...see: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/324976668/pic/58456993/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc
A suitable replacement can be found at most any electrical supply store.

If you are looking to replace the Calpeda: Basic rule of thumb: 1 gallon per minute (GPM) is required for every 4,000 Btu's of capacity.
I believe each of the A/C units are 9,000btu.

9,000 * 3 = 27,000/4,000= 6.75gal/min * 3.785=25.55liters/min * 60 = 1,532 liters/hour....6,75gal/min * 60 = 405gal/hour

I rebuilt our Calpeda in Penang, Malaysia...easily found all of the parts, had a motorcycle repair shop press the new bearings on the shaft.

Hope this helps,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Eastern Med


--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "captain_cucumber_head" <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi,

I am hoping someone can help me with the model number of the blue Calpeda 220vac pump used for salt water cooling of the AC units. The brass plate on my pump is corroded and I am not able to clearly see the specs. This is for a 1999/2000 model SM. Thanks.

Mark

Cream Puff
SM #275



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