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batteries and chargers

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi All.
I have watched with interest the various discussions on the relative merits and pitfalls of various chargers and batteries. On the dolphin charger, behind the face plate there is a small dial numbered 0 to 9. No where have I seen reference to the different positions required on this scale that are required for different battery types.
Also I have not seen reference to the de-sulphation or sulphation recovery program for wet flooded electolyte batteries that is available on the dolphin, ( and other chargers too I am sure).
A friend of ours does this desulphation regularly and has got over 10 years life from his lead acid batteries. I claim no expertise at all in the matter of batteries and chargers, I'm just a careful user and believe we may have extended the life of our batteries by this method.
Regards
Danny SM 299
Ocean Pearl
Currently Vuda Point Marina Fiji

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Re: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Terry, what revs do you get in neutral?
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl


________________________________
From: Joel F Potter <jfpottercys@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 19 June 2013 3:43 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

 
I am not 100% sure of this but fairly sure that the Autoprop was not a Amel
Yard installed option on the hull number you mention. The first thing to do
is make certain you have the right size Autoprop.

The main an usual cause of the rpm problems you have are due to fouling or
foreign objects, like monofilament fishing line, getting caught in the prop.
It cannot be overemphasized that the propeller needs to be absolutely 100%
clean with no growth or even slime on the prop. Even too much or unevenly
applied prop antifouling coatings will cause the problems you have. The prop
gets its "auto" function from the vortices coming off the very unusually
shaped tips of this propeller interacting with the blade behind it and so
on. Even one tiny gooseneck barnacle or any fouling of any description,
even stuff that can be felt but not seen, will cause the Autoprop to not
allow full rpm. Most folks hear this and roll their eyes and say, "yeah,
right..". Don't. It is really that critical.

The other source of trouble is that Autoprop had a general recall several
years ago where they replaced the bearings and their races with improved
units. If this was not done, or if you have more than 2000 hour on the prop,
it might need to be rebuilt.

Check the clean part first, then go from there.

All the best,

Joel

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: mailto:jfpottercys%40att.net

From: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
[mailto:mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of islandbwoy4434
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 8:39 PM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

Just installed a reconditioned Turbo charger on Libby's (#196) TMD22. The
Turbo was indeed seized solid as was the waste gate actuator.
Prior to installing the re-conditioned unit we noted that the highest RPM we
could achieve was 2000. This gave us a boat speed of aprox 6-7 knots
depending on conditions. We have the factory feathering Auto prop installed.
Having read the associated threads on this forum I fully expected post
installation of the refurbished unit to achieve upwards of 2800 RPM and an
increase in top end boat speed..
Alas, not the case.
From a standing start the engine will rev up to 2300 RPM until the
feathering prop builds it maximum thrust and the RPM's drop down the 2000
RPM and 6-7 knots of speed.

I would like to know if I am missing something here with respect to my
expectations.
Can anyone offer up some wisdom?

Terry&Dena
SV Libby #196
San Diego

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Thursday night dinner HYC steven , Bob, and any other Amel owners

Sailorman <kimberlite@...>
 

Hi,

If you would like to meet at the Huntington Yacht Club for dinner Thursday

6/20 about 6:45 pm just drop me a note.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

Kimberlite@...





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 7:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Hi Bob,





Welcome to the Amel family and to the website Stephen and ?. You're going to
love your boat and find this site invaluable. Hope to meet you somewhere
over a beer or glasses of wine one day.
Steady as she goes.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Brunswick GA
On Jun 17, 2013, at 11:50 PM, "stephen_lees" <stephen_lees@...
<mailto:stephen_lees%40yahoo.com> > wrote:

Hi Bob and Eric,

My wife and I just crused into Oyster Bay on May 30 with SM #349 that we
purchased and brought up from Wilmington, NC. It was a spectacular 72 hour
straight run off shore. She is currently named Sundance but will be
rechristened Sequel in a week or so. She will be on a mooring there this
summer.

I relate to your vinyl problem. Just last year we totally redid the
overhead vinyl on our 1986 Beneteau Oceanis 430. We had been trying
everything you mentioned but finally bit the bullet and took every piece
down carefully and had them replicated at a car restoration shop in
Hicksville called Auto-Mat. They did a great job and after many more hours
struggling with spay adhesive, replacing woodwork and cleaning up it was
gorgeous. And then, of course, we sold the boat. But it got us into our
dream boat which we are just starting to explore and discover.

Just one warning. The dust from the deteriorated foam can be pretty toxic.
Take real care not to inhale it.

Stephen

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

Bob,

Would you like to join me for dinner at the Huntington Yacht club one
night?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of minaxi53
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 3:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hi Bob,





Eric
I am just around the corner from you in Bayville. Can't believe we have
not
run into each other either in Huntington or the Caribbean.
Bob

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

Where are you located in New York

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

Huntington , NY



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From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of wintherdeb
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Hi Bob,





Thank you very much for sharing your experience and tips. This does
sound
like a job for professionals as our DIY skills in this area are
limited.
Will look into Lonseal too. Meanwhile we'll try to keep the dust
residue
to
a minimum by continually vacuuming around the sagging edges before a
falling
duststorm occurs!
Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre SM102

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "minaxi53" <bob@> wrote:


Deb and Mike,
s/v Minaxi is one of the first run SM's, hull #6 so I encountered
this
problem several years ago. It seems to be an accepted fact by now that
the
foam backed vinyl was a huge mistake. The heat of the sun on the deck
degrades the foam to a point where it is just powder and then of
course
the
adhesive does not hold it. I'm sorry to say that you are going to
experience
a constant battle with the sagging headliner until you deal with it
once
and
for all. My problem also started in the forward cabin, I solved this
with
4
thin ( 30mm x 5mm) mahogany strips fixed with very small thin screws
into
the roof. It worked well and still looks great, however this is the
easiest
cabin to deal with. The rest of the boat (as the problem spreads) is
harder
because of all the corners and shapes etc. I used a mixture of some
mahogany
strips and some areas I re attached the vinyl. This was a messy
horrible
job
and does not look good. It involves peeling back the vinyl until you
reach
an area that is still good, then scrape, sand or rub with paint thiner
to
remove the old backing. Mask and goggles a must! Then I used a regular
brush
on contact adhesive. This seems to have solved the problem for me
temporarily, but it does not look great, the areas where i re glued
the
vinyl are now without backing and looks flat and different. The vinyl
in
the
closets will also start to fall off, here I just ripped it all off and
cleaned and painted the walls with a gloss white, looks OK and easy to
clean. I accept that very soon I will have to bite the bullet and
strip
the
whole boat out and do it again from scratch. My plan is to do this
when I
next get to cruise south, maybe Grenada where it will be much cheaper
to
do
it than here in New York. One thing for sure, I'M NOT DOING IT!!
I was in Croatia 3 years ago and you can find good local labor at
reasonable rates, I found going through the Marinas was very expensive
and
frustrating, maybe you should start by talking to local auto shops.
Good luck with your project. I think I am going to research this
'Lonseal'
product mention in this topic.
Bob, s/ v Minaxi. Currently in NY waiting for our next escape.
--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "wintherdeb"
<wintherdeb@>
wrote:

Hello

We are owners of a '93 Amel SM and have been trying to find out
how to
repair the sagging headlining.
At first just a small area in the front cabin of our Amel had
vinyl
loose and hanging (we're using bullclips as a temporary fix to hold
the
pieces up). Now there are several areas that are sagging in the main
cabin,
closets and wc. We have inquired about the problem and it sounds like
a
major project of taking it all out (requiring screws, panels and
various
other boat parts to be removed) and redoing it all with new
headlining. We
have also heard of people getting wood slats to screw in to hold the
vinyl
up. With this option, how do we clean out all the disintegrated
foam/dust
that is most likely resting in there without loosening the vinyl
further.
Where are the best places to screw in the wood panel pieces, what type
of
wood is best and what width? Also, what type of adhesive is best to
reglue
the vinyl to the fiberglass ceilings/walls? Any how-to advice would be
greatly appreciated. If best to have it professionally done, any
recommendations for someone who can repair the headlining in or near
Croatia? Finally, how can we prevent the sagging from occurring again?

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.

Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre



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Re: Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

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

I apologize for a typo regarding the name of the manufacturer of AutoProp. Here is yhe contact info I have:
www.Bruntons-propellers.com

Contact David Shepperd
David@...

I suggest calling them. You will need the serial number which is stamped on the propeller because they have changed the design several times.

Bill
BeBe

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

Terry&Dena,

1) AutoProp size can be an issue
2) AutoProp cleanliness can be an issue
3) Over 2,000 hours, you probably need to order a rebuild kit from Brutons
4) Clean fuel filters?
I have experienced all but #1 and I love the AutoProp.

Hope this helps...

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel F Potter" <jfpottercys@> wrote:

I am not 100% sure of this but fairly sure that the Autoprop was not a Amel
Yard installed option on the hull number you mention. The first thing to do
is make certain you have the right size Autoprop.

The main an usual cause of the rpm problems you have are due to fouling or
foreign objects, like monofilament fishing line, getting caught in the prop.
It cannot be overemphasized that the propeller needs to be absolutely 100%
clean with no growth or even slime on the prop. Even too much or unevenly
applied prop antifouling coatings will cause the problems you have. The prop
gets its "auto" function from the vortices coming off the very unusually
shaped tips of this propeller interacting with the blade behind it and so
on. Even one tiny gooseneck barnacle or any fouling of any description,
even stuff that can be felt but not seen, will cause the Autoprop to not
allow full rpm. Most folks hear this and roll their eyes and say, "yeah,
right..". Don't. It is really that critical.

The other source of trouble is that Autoprop had a general recall several
years ago where they replaced the bearings and their races with improved
units. If this was not done, or if you have more than 2000 hour on the prop,
it might need to be rebuilt.

Check the clean part first, then go from there.



All the best,

Joel





Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@





From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of islandbwoy4434
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 8:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM





Just installed a reconditioned Turbo charger on Libby's (#196) TMD22. The
Turbo was indeed seized solid as was the waste gate actuator.
Prior to installing the re-conditioned unit we noted that the highest RPM we
could achieve was 2000. This gave us a boat speed of aprox 6-7 knots
depending on conditions. We have the factory feathering Auto prop installed.
Having read the associated threads on this forum I fully expected post
installation of the refurbished unit to achieve upwards of 2800 RPM and an
increase in top end boat speed.
Alas, not the case.
From a standing start the engine will rev up to 2300 RPM until the
feathering prop builds it maximum thrust and the RPM's drop down the 2000
RPM and 6-7 knots of speed.

I would like to know if I am missing something here with respect to my
expectations.
Can anyone offer up some wisdom?

Terry&Dena
SV Libby #196
San Diego





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Re: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

We just went through this with a 53 here in Newport. This issue seems to be with Auto Prop. Either a bit of an issue the coating or one blade with a less then perfect coating. To prove the point the fixed prop solved the rev issue.

Regards
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jun 17, 2013, at 20:38, "islandbwoy4434" <terencesingh@...> wrote:

Just installed a reconditioned Turbo charger on Libby's (#196) TMD22. The Turbo was indeed seized solid as was the waste gate actuator.
Prior to installing the re-conditioned unit we noted that the highest RPM we could achieve was 2000. This gave us a boat speed of aprox 6-7 knots depending on conditions. We have the factory feathering Auto prop installed.
Having read the associated threads on this forum I fully expected post installation of the refurbished unit to achieve upwards of 2800 RPM and an increase in top end boat speed.
Alas, not the case.
From a standing start the engine will rev up to 2300 RPM until the feathering prop builds it maximum thrust and the RPM's drop down the 2000 RPM and 6-7 knots of speed.

I would like to know if I am missing something here with respect to my expectations.
Can anyone offer up some wisdom?

Terry&Dena
SV Libby #196
San Diego



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Re: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

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

Terry&Dena,

1) AutoProp size can be an issue
2) AutoProp cleanliness can be an issue
3) Over 2,000 hours, you probably need to order a rebuild kit from Brutons
4) Clean fuel filters?
I have experienced all but #1 and I love the AutoProp.

Hope this helps...

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel F Potter" <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

I am not 100% sure of this but fairly sure that the Autoprop was not a Amel
Yard installed option on the hull number you mention. The first thing to do
is make certain you have the right size Autoprop.

The main an usual cause of the rpm problems you have are due to fouling or
foreign objects, like monofilament fishing line, getting caught in the prop.
It cannot be overemphasized that the propeller needs to be absolutely 100%
clean with no growth or even slime on the prop. Even too much or unevenly
applied prop antifouling coatings will cause the problems you have. The prop
gets its "auto" function from the vortices coming off the very unusually
shaped tips of this propeller interacting with the blade behind it and so
on. Even one tiny gooseneck barnacle or any fouling of any description,
even stuff that can be felt but not seen, will cause the Autoprop to not
allow full rpm. Most folks hear this and roll their eyes and say, "yeah,
right..". Don't. It is really that critical.

The other source of trouble is that Autoprop had a general recall several
years ago where they replaced the bearings and their races with improved
units. If this was not done, or if you have more than 2000 hour on the prop,
it might need to be rebuilt.

Check the clean part first, then go from there.



All the best,

Joel





Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@...





From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of islandbwoy4434
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 8:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM





Just installed a reconditioned Turbo charger on Libby's (#196) TMD22. The
Turbo was indeed seized solid as was the waste gate actuator.
Prior to installing the re-conditioned unit we noted that the highest RPM we
could achieve was 2000. This gave us a boat speed of aprox 6-7 knots
depending on conditions. We have the factory feathering Auto prop installed.
Having read the associated threads on this forum I fully expected post
installation of the refurbished unit to achieve upwards of 2800 RPM and an
increase in top end boat speed.
Alas, not the case.
From a standing start the engine will rev up to 2300 RPM until the
feathering prop builds it maximum thrust and the RPM's drop down the 2000
RPM and 6-7 knots of speed.

I would like to know if I am missing something here with respect to my
expectations.
Can anyone offer up some wisdom?

Terry&Dena
SV Libby #196
San Diego







Re: Amel 54

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

Peter,

I have found this group extremely personally beneficial, as I trust is the experience of most of the other Amel owner/members. Unbelievably, many of us have become "good friends" even though most of us have never met. I am very happy with your decision to buy an Amel and join our group. I am sure that your new Amel and membership in this group will be very rewarding to you, as it has been to me and others.

IMO, "politics" do not need to be interjected into this group. This group is all about Amel ownership and the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information on all matters concerning Amels. I suggest a direct email or phone call if you have a private issue with any member. Group settings are really not the place for private misunderstandings.

I hope and trust that I have not offended Joel, Peter, or any other member by speaking up. If I have, I apologize.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Boat in Turkey, crew in Houston recuperating from cancer surgery...returning to BeBe on 1 July.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

Dear Joel,

I am disappointed by your reply to this normal and genuine question - I am not aware of any USA politics or a new Amel agent.

Can you explain?

Best wishes

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@...

On 17 Jun 2013, at 23:52, "Joel F Potter" <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

Perhaps you should ask the New Amel Associate for America/NOT this so he can give you a dumb ass answer.

All the best,
Joel

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Re: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

amelforme
 

I am not 100% sure of this but fairly sure that the Autoprop was not a Amel
Yard installed option on the hull number you mention. The first thing to do
is make certain you have the right size Autoprop.

The main an usual cause of the rpm problems you have are due to fouling or
foreign objects, like monofilament fishing line, getting caught in the prop.
It cannot be overemphasized that the propeller needs to be absolutely 100%
clean with no growth or even slime on the prop. Even too much or unevenly
applied prop antifouling coatings will cause the problems you have. The prop
gets its "auto" function from the vortices coming off the very unusually
shaped tips of this propeller interacting with the blade behind it and so
on. Even one tiny gooseneck barnacle or any fouling of any description,
even stuff that can be felt but not seen, will cause the Autoprop to not
allow full rpm. Most folks hear this and roll their eyes and say, "yeah,
right..". Don't. It is really that critical.

The other source of trouble is that Autoprop had a general recall several
years ago where they replaced the bearings and their races with improved
units. If this was not done, or if you have more than 2000 hour on the prop,
it might need to be rebuilt.

Check the clean part first, then go from there.



All the best,

Joel





Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@...





From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of islandbwoy4434
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 8:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM





Just installed a reconditioned Turbo charger on Libby's (#196) TMD22. The
Turbo was indeed seized solid as was the waste gate actuator.
Prior to installing the re-conditioned unit we noted that the highest RPM we
could achieve was 2000. This gave us a boat speed of aprox 6-7 knots
depending on conditions. We have the factory feathering Auto prop installed.
Having read the associated threads on this forum I fully expected post
installation of the refurbished unit to achieve upwards of 2800 RPM and an
increase in top end boat speed.
Alas, not the case.
From a standing start the engine will rev up to 2300 RPM until the
feathering prop builds it maximum thrust and the RPM's drop down the 2000
RPM and 6-7 knots of speed.

I would like to know if I am missing something here with respect to my
expectations.
Can anyone offer up some wisdom?

Terry&Dena
SV Libby #196
San Diego


Re: [Amel] Wind vane

murray k. seidel <mseidel@...>
 

Please remove my name, Murray Seidel ( Sundance SM 349 ) from the amelyachtowners site. I do own the sm 349 any more, hence no need for the Amel info and access. Thank you.



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Sunday, June 16, 2013 5:09 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind vane





I have made note of that Bob. will try to meet up.
Regards
Danny

________________________________
From: minaxi53 <bob@... <mailto:bob%40bourlet.com> >
To: amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, 16 June 2013 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind vane


Danny
I'll be on a Island Packet 48 called Moonbeam., my boat neighbor in Oyster Bay for many years. Joining her 5th August in Tonga then cruising Fiji until heading to OPUA last week of September. Hope to catch you somewhere.
Bob

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

Hi Bob, look forward to seeing you. The SSB cruiser nets are a great way to find out who is where in the pacific area. What is the name of the boat you will be on?
Danny
SM 299 Ocean pearl


________________________________
From: minaxi53 <bob@...>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 16 June 2013 2:54 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind vane

Â

Thanks Danny and all who offered thoughts. Yes I did think the windvane a bit of a stretch, I was only considering it due to future short handed cruising plans. I guess I'll look into fitting a spare pilot in the aft cabin, at the moment I just have the rotary drive which has failed once before. It seems any important piece of gear these days ( four little drive cogs) are always made of plastic and are prone to wear. I tried to get spares but they will only supply them if the unit is returned for service. Absurd or what!

Danny, glad you met up with Cameron, I am flying out to Aucland to visit him in August, then joining a friends boat in Tonga to sail back to NZ via Fiji.. Maybe we might bump into each other in your part of the world.

Regards
Bob
s/v Minaxi

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@> wrote:

Hi Bob, good to see your name popping up on the site. Happy memories of your kindness to strangers when we met at Oyster Bay in 2009.
Recently spent some time with Cameron Murray in Opua.
As to wind vane. Totally unessesary I believe. We have a Raymarine auto pilot with a steer to wind option. We just did a run from NZ to Fiji in 10 to 20 knot winds on a broad reach.(max was 27)  Most of the way we carried 4 sails (Headsail, main, mizzen staysail, mizzen) Only reduced if conditions became or threatened to be squally. All the way we had the pilot on wind steer. Wonderfull. The wind direction oscilated off the mean by up to 20 degrees either side. The boat just followed the wind, no trimming needed and then the oscilation brought her back to the average course we needed. The beaty of off shore sailing is the distances are so great you can wait for the wind to shift, and it will to a surprising degree, and you do not have to pendantically hold to a course. Any way we are sold on the wind steer option. One night a squall came through with a 90 degree shift and the boat just followed it, no back winding or gybes.
Marvelous. Had all
the time
in the world to sort it out.
The trip took us 7 days, the wind was just a bit far aft of the beam for best speed, particularly when it was only 10 knots.
On other voyages we have found the steer to wind just as effective on all points of sailing, including to windward. (to windward you need to lay off slightly to give it time to respond before the wind get too close to the eye.)
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
Currently arrived Vuda Point Marina Fiji
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From: minaxi53 <bob@>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 15 June 2013 5:23 AM
Subject: [Amel] Wind vane

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Has any SM owner fitted a windvane for ocean passages? If so what make?
I am considering making this addition before my next passage but have heard some reports that certain boats do not respond well to either Hydrvane or Monitor systems. Thoughts?
Bob
s/v Minaxi sm6




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Re: Hi Bob,

minaxi53
 

Stephen
Welcome to the Amel club and welcome to Oyster Bay. I have been so tempted over the years to replace all my vinyl linings, but as I don't want to tackle the job myself and certainly don't want to pay the New York $125 ph boatyard prices I'll wait until we get to a cheaper part of the world.
Let me know your mooring number (I assume they put you in the CB section) and I will sail by and say hello. We kept Minaxi on a mooring there for years but this year are staying at a slip in Glen Cove as we have lots of projects to complete.
Oyster Bay is a great spot on July 4th, there is a huge barge firework display that you get a perfect view of from the mooring field. Drop me a line on bob@... and we'll get together.
Bob
s/v Minaxi SM6

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "stephen_lees" <stephen_lees@...> wrote:

Hi Bob and Eric,

My wife and I just crused into Oyster Bay on May 30 with SM #349 that we purchased and brought up from Wilmington, NC. It was a spectacular 72 hour straight run off shore. She is currently named Sundance but will be rechristened Sequel in a week or so. She will be on a mooring there this summer.

I relate to your vinyl problem. Just last year we totally redid the overhead vinyl on our 1986 Beneteau Oceanis 430. We had been trying everything you mentioned but finally bit the bullet and took every piece down carefully and had them replicated at a car restoration shop in Hicksville called Auto-Mat. They did a great job and after many more hours struggling with spay adhesive, replacing woodwork and cleaning up it was gorgeous. And then, of course, we sold the boat. But it got us into our dream boat which we are just starting to explore and discover.

Just one warning. The dust from the deteriorated foam can be pretty toxic. Take real care not to inhale it.

Stephen


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

Bob,

Would you like to join me for dinner at the Huntington Yacht club one night?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of minaxi53
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 3:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hi Bob,





Eric
I am just around the corner from you in Bayville. Can't believe we have not
run into each other either in Huntington or the Caribbean.
Bob

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

Where are you located in New York

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

Huntington , NY



_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of wintherdeb
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Hi Bob,





Thank you very much for sharing your experience and tips. This does sound
like a job for professionals as our DIY skills in this area are limited.
Will look into Lonseal too. Meanwhile we'll try to keep the dust residue
to
a minimum by continually vacuuming around the sagging edges before a
falling
duststorm occurs!
Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre SM102

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "minaxi53" <bob@> wrote:


Deb and Mike,
s/v Minaxi is one of the first run SM's, hull #6 so I encountered this
problem several years ago. It seems to be an accepted fact by now that the
foam backed vinyl was a huge mistake. The heat of the sun on the deck
degrades the foam to a point where it is just powder and then of course
the
adhesive does not hold it. I'm sorry to say that you are going to
experience
a constant battle with the sagging headliner until you deal with it once
and
for all. My problem also started in the forward cabin, I solved this with
4
thin ( 30mm x 5mm) mahogany strips fixed with very small thin screws into
the roof. It worked well and still looks great, however this is the
easiest
cabin to deal with. The rest of the boat (as the problem spreads) is
harder
because of all the corners and shapes etc. I used a mixture of some
mahogany
strips and some areas I re attached the vinyl. This was a messy horrible
job
and does not look good. It involves peeling back the vinyl until you reach
an area that is still good, then scrape, sand or rub with paint thiner to
remove the old backing. Mask and goggles a must! Then I used a regular
brush
on contact adhesive. This seems to have solved the problem for me
temporarily, but it does not look great, the areas where i re glued the
vinyl are now without backing and looks flat and different. The vinyl in
the
closets will also start to fall off, here I just ripped it all off and
cleaned and painted the walls with a gloss white, looks OK and easy to
clean. I accept that very soon I will have to bite the bullet and strip
the
whole boat out and do it again from scratch. My plan is to do this when I
next get to cruise south, maybe Grenada where it will be much cheaper to
do
it than here in New York. One thing for sure, I'M NOT DOING IT!!
I was in Croatia 3 years ago and you can find good local labor at
reasonable rates, I found going through the Marinas was very expensive and
frustrating, maybe you should start by talking to local auto shops.
Good luck with your project. I think I am going to research this
'Lonseal'
product mention in this topic.
Bob, s/ v Minaxi. Currently in NY waiting for our next escape.
--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "wintherdeb" <wintherdeb@>
wrote:

Hello

We are owners of a '93 Amel SM and have been trying to find out how to
repair the sagging headlining.
At first just a small area in the front cabin of our Amel had vinyl
loose and hanging (we're using bullclips as a temporary fix to hold the
pieces up). Now there are several areas that are sagging in the main
cabin,
closets and wc. We have inquired about the problem and it sounds like a
major project of taking it all out (requiring screws, panels and various
other boat parts to be removed) and redoing it all with new headlining. We
have also heard of people getting wood slats to screw in to hold the vinyl
up. With this option, how do we clean out all the disintegrated foam/dust
that is most likely resting in there without loosening the vinyl further.
Where are the best places to screw in the wood panel pieces, what type of
wood is best and what width? Also, what type of adhesive is best to reglue
the vinyl to the fiberglass ceilings/walls? Any how-to advice would be
greatly appreciated. If best to have it professionally done, any
recommendations for someone who can repair the headlining in or near
Croatia? Finally, how can we prevent the sagging from occurring again?

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.

Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre



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Re: [Amel] Re: Hi Bob,

karkauai
 

Welcome to the Amel family and to the website Stephen and ?. You're going to love your boat and find this site invaluable. Hope to meet you somewhere over a beer or glasses of wine one day.
Steady as she goes.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Brunswick GA
On Jun 17, 2013, at 11:50 PM, "stephen_lees" <stephen_lees@...> wrote:

Hi Bob and Eric,

My wife and I just crused into Oyster Bay on May 30 with SM #349 that we purchased and brought up from Wilmington, NC. It was a spectacular 72 hour straight run off shore. She is currently named Sundance but will be rechristened Sequel in a week or so. She will be on a mooring there this summer.

I relate to your vinyl problem. Just last year we totally redid the overhead vinyl on our 1986 Beneteau Oceanis 430. We had been trying everything you mentioned but finally bit the bullet and took every piece down carefully and had them replicated at a car restoration shop in Hicksville called Auto-Mat. They did a great job and after many more hours struggling with spay adhesive, replacing woodwork and cleaning up it was gorgeous. And then, of course, we sold the boat. But it got us into our dream boat which we are just starting to explore and discover.

Just one warning. The dust from the deteriorated foam can be pretty toxic. Take real care not to inhale it.

Stephen

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

Bob,

Would you like to join me for dinner at the Huntington Yacht club one night?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of minaxi53
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 3:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hi Bob,





Eric
I am just around the corner from you in Bayville. Can't believe we have not
run into each other either in Huntington or the Caribbean.
Bob

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

Where are you located in New York

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

Huntington , NY



_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of wintherdeb
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Hi Bob,





Thank you very much for sharing your experience and tips. This does sound
like a job for professionals as our DIY skills in this area are limited.
Will look into Lonseal too. Meanwhile we'll try to keep the dust residue
to
a minimum by continually vacuuming around the sagging edges before a
falling
duststorm occurs!
Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre SM102

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "minaxi53" <bob@> wrote:


Deb and Mike,
s/v Minaxi is one of the first run SM's, hull #6 so I encountered this
problem several years ago. It seems to be an accepted fact by now that the
foam backed vinyl was a huge mistake. The heat of the sun on the deck
degrades the foam to a point where it is just powder and then of course
the
adhesive does not hold it. I'm sorry to say that you are going to
experience
a constant battle with the sagging headliner until you deal with it once
and
for all. My problem also started in the forward cabin, I solved this with
4
thin ( 30mm x 5mm) mahogany strips fixed with very small thin screws into
the roof. It worked well and still looks great, however this is the
easiest
cabin to deal with. The rest of the boat (as the problem spreads) is
harder
because of all the corners and shapes etc. I used a mixture of some
mahogany
strips and some areas I re attached the vinyl. This was a messy horrible
job
and does not look good. It involves peeling back the vinyl until you reach
an area that is still good, then scrape, sand or rub with paint thiner to
remove the old backing. Mask and goggles a must! Then I used a regular
brush
on contact adhesive. This seems to have solved the problem for me
temporarily, but it does not look great, the areas where i re glued the
vinyl are now without backing and looks flat and different. The vinyl in
the
closets will also start to fall off, here I just ripped it all off and
cleaned and painted the walls with a gloss white, looks OK and easy to
clean. I accept that very soon I will have to bite the bullet and strip
the
whole boat out and do it again from scratch. My plan is to do this when I
next get to cruise south, maybe Grenada where it will be much cheaper to
do
it than here in New York. One thing for sure, I'M NOT DOING IT!!
I was in Croatia 3 years ago and you can find good local labor at
reasonable rates, I found going through the Marinas was very expensive and
frustrating, maybe you should start by talking to local auto shops.
Good luck with your project. I think I am going to research this
'Lonseal'
product mention in this topic.
Bob, s/ v Minaxi. Currently in NY waiting for our next escape.
--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "wintherdeb" <wintherdeb@>
wrote:

Hello

We are owners of a '93 Amel SM and have been trying to find out how to
repair the sagging headlining.
At first just a small area in the front cabin of our Amel had vinyl
loose and hanging (we're using bullclips as a temporary fix to hold the
pieces up). Now there are several areas that are sagging in the main
cabin,
closets and wc. We have inquired about the problem and it sounds like a
major project of taking it all out (requiring screws, panels and various
other boat parts to be removed) and redoing it all with new headlining. We
have also heard of people getting wood slats to screw in to hold the vinyl
up. With this option, how do we clean out all the disintegrated foam/dust
that is most likely resting in there without loosening the vinyl further.
Where are the best places to screw in the wood panel pieces, what type of
wood is best and what width? Also, what type of adhesive is best to reglue
the vinyl to the fiberglass ceilings/walls? Any how-to advice would be
greatly appreciated. If best to have it professionally done, any
recommendations for someone who can repair the headlining in or near
Croatia? Finally, how can we prevent the sagging from occurring again?

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.

Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre



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Re: Amel 54

Peter Forbes
 

Dear Joel,

I am disappointed by your reply to this normal and genuine question - I am not aware of any USA politics or a new Amel agent.

Can you explain?

Best wishes

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730
ppsforbes@...

On 17 Jun 2013, at 23:52, "Joel F Potter" <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

Perhaps you should ask the New Amel Associate for America/NOT this so he can give you a dumb ass answer.

All the best,
Joel


Re: Hi Bob,

stephen_lees <stephen_lees@...>
 

Hi Bob and Eric,

My wife and I just crused into Oyster Bay on May 30 with SM #349 that we purchased and brought up from Wilmington, NC. It was a spectacular 72 hour straight run off shore. She is currently named Sundance but will be rechristened Sequel in a week or so. She will be on a mooring there this summer.

I relate to your vinyl problem. Just last year we totally redid the overhead vinyl on our 1986 Beneteau Oceanis 430. We had been trying everything you mentioned but finally bit the bullet and took every piece down carefully and had them replicated at a car restoration shop in Hicksville called Auto-Mat. They did a great job and after many more hours struggling with spay adhesive, replacing woodwork and cleaning up it was gorgeous. And then, of course, we sold the boat. But it got us into our dream boat which we are just starting to explore and discover.

Just one warning. The dust from the deteriorated foam can be pretty toxic. Take real care not to inhale it.

Stephen

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

Bob,

Would you like to join me for dinner at the Huntington Yacht club one night?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of minaxi53
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 3:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hi Bob,





Eric
I am just around the corner from you in Bayville. Can't believe we have not
run into each other either in Huntington or the Caribbean.
Bob

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

Where are you located in New York

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

Huntington , NY



_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of wintherdeb
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2013 1:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Hi Bob,





Thank you very much for sharing your experience and tips. This does sound
like a job for professionals as our DIY skills in this area are limited.
Will look into Lonseal too. Meanwhile we'll try to keep the dust residue
to
a minimum by continually vacuuming around the sagging edges before a
falling
duststorm occurs!
Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre SM102

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "minaxi53" <bob@> wrote:


Deb and Mike,
s/v Minaxi is one of the first run SM's, hull #6 so I encountered this
problem several years ago. It seems to be an accepted fact by now that the
foam backed vinyl was a huge mistake. The heat of the sun on the deck
degrades the foam to a point where it is just powder and then of course
the
adhesive does not hold it. I'm sorry to say that you are going to
experience
a constant battle with the sagging headliner until you deal with it once
and
for all. My problem also started in the forward cabin, I solved this with
4
thin ( 30mm x 5mm) mahogany strips fixed with very small thin screws into
the roof. It worked well and still looks great, however this is the
easiest
cabin to deal with. The rest of the boat (as the problem spreads) is
harder
because of all the corners and shapes etc. I used a mixture of some
mahogany
strips and some areas I re attached the vinyl. This was a messy horrible
job
and does not look good. It involves peeling back the vinyl until you reach
an area that is still good, then scrape, sand or rub with paint thiner to
remove the old backing. Mask and goggles a must! Then I used a regular
brush
on contact adhesive. This seems to have solved the problem for me
temporarily, but it does not look great, the areas where i re glued the
vinyl are now without backing and looks flat and different. The vinyl in
the
closets will also start to fall off, here I just ripped it all off and
cleaned and painted the walls with a gloss white, looks OK and easy to
clean. I accept that very soon I will have to bite the bullet and strip
the
whole boat out and do it again from scratch. My plan is to do this when I
next get to cruise south, maybe Grenada where it will be much cheaper to
do
it than here in New York. One thing for sure, I'M NOT DOING IT!!
I was in Croatia 3 years ago and you can find good local labor at
reasonable rates, I found going through the Marinas was very expensive and
frustrating, maybe you should start by talking to local auto shops.
Good luck with your project. I think I am going to research this
'Lonseal'
product mention in this topic.
Bob, s/ v Minaxi. Currently in NY waiting for our next escape.
--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "wintherdeb" <wintherdeb@>
wrote:

Hello

We are owners of a '93 Amel SM and have been trying to find out how to
repair the sagging headlining.
At first just a small area in the front cabin of our Amel had vinyl
loose and hanging (we're using bullclips as a temporary fix to hold the
pieces up). Now there are several areas that are sagging in the main
cabin,
closets and wc. We have inquired about the problem and it sounds like a
major project of taking it all out (requiring screws, panels and various
other boat parts to be removed) and redoing it all with new headlining. We
have also heard of people getting wood slats to screw in to hold the vinyl
up. With this option, how do we clean out all the disintegrated foam/dust
that is most likely resting in there without loosening the vinyl further.
Where are the best places to screw in the wood panel pieces, what type of
wood is best and what width? Also, what type of adhesive is best to reglue
the vinyl to the fiberglass ceilings/walls? Any how-to advice would be
greatly appreciated. If best to have it professionally done, any
recommendations for someone who can repair the headlining in or near
Croatia? Finally, how can we prevent the sagging from occurring again?

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have.

Deb & Mike
s/v Coriandre



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Re: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Terry, Without seeing the engine, low pressure lift pumps just prime the engine. Often a manual pump is provided instead. That is not your problem if the engine starts. The fuel pump which could affect your engines performance would be a high pressure pump which pushes fuel thru your injectors. This pump does go. Generally you will notice variations in RPMs as a symptom. Jeff F/V Elizabeth J

----- Original Message -----
From: islandbwoy4434
Date: Monday, June 17, 2013 8:38 pm
Subject: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM
To: amelyachtowners@...

Just installed a reconditioned Turbo charger on Libby's (#196)
TMD22. The Turbo was indeed seized solid as was the waste gate
actuator.
Prior to installing the re-conditioned unit we noted that the
highest RPM we could achieve was 2000. This gave us a boat speed
of aprox 6-7 knots depending on conditions. We have the factory
feathering Auto prop installed.
Having read the associated threads on this forum I fully
expected post installation of the refurbished unit to achieve
upwards of 2800 RPM and an increase in top end boat speed.
Alas, not the case.
From a standing start the engine will rev up to 2300 RPM until
the feathering prop builds it maximum thrust and the RPM's drop
down the 2000 RPM and 6-7 knots of speed.

I would like to know if I am missing something here with respect
to my expectations.
Can anyone offer up some wisdom?

Terry&Dena
SV Libby #196
San Diego


Re: [Amel] Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

karkauai
 

Hi Terry. I guess you've read about my problens with the TMD22? I spent thousands trying to sort it out over 4 years. Finally had the prop checked and was told by Autoprop folks it was the prop for the SM with 100 HP Yanmar. I had my spare (Also over propped) cut down and repitched as recommended by the local prop shop...voila. 3000+ rpm
Look ba k a few years and find my post about low rpm and the excellent suggestions about how to troubleshoot. But..., get the serial number on your Autoprop and ask them if its right for your boat. Also ask them for the actual dia and pitch, the. Use your boat dimensions and weight to have a prop shop recommend a prop for you. If the turbo was frozen and the other obvious things to check are OK, I'd bet you, too, are over propped.

There are two other Volvo 78s right now with the same problem.
Amel told me to check the injectors and fuel pump. They said there was a low pressure lift pump but mechanics all said there was none on that engine.

Good luck and let us know what you find.
Kent
SM243 Kristy
Brunswick, GA, USA
On Jun 17, 2013, at 8:38 PM, "islandbwoy4434" <terencesingh@...> wrote:

Just installed a reconditioned Turbo charger on Libby's (#196) TMD22. The Turbo was indeed seized solid as was the waste gate actuator.
Prior to installing the re-conditioned unit we noted that the highest RPM we could achieve was 2000. This gave us a boat speed of aprox 6-7 knots depending on conditions. We have the factory feathering Auto prop installed.
Having read the associated threads on this forum I fully expected post installation of the refurbished unit to achieve upwards of 2800 RPM and an increase in top end boat speed.
Alas, not the case.
From a standing start the engine will rev up to 2300 RPM until the feathering prop builds it maximum thrust and the RPM's drop down the 2000 RPM and 6-7 knots of speed.

I would like to know if I am missing something here with respect to my expectations.
Can anyone offer up some wisdom?

Terry&Dena
SV Libby #196
San Diego


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Volvo Penta TMD22 Low RPM

islandbwoy4434
 

Just installed a reconditioned Turbo charger on Libby's (#196) TMD22. The Turbo was indeed seized solid as was the waste gate actuator.
Prior to installing the re-conditioned unit we noted that the highest RPM we could achieve was 2000. This gave us a boat speed of aprox 6-7 knots depending on conditions. We have the factory feathering Auto prop installed.
Having read the associated threads on this forum I fully expected post installation of the refurbished unit to achieve upwards of 2800 RPM and an increase in top end boat speed.
Alas, not the case.
From a standing start the engine will rev up to 2300 RPM until the feathering prop builds it maximum thrust and the RPM's drop down the 2000 RPM and 6-7 knots of speed.

I would like to know if I am missing something here with respect to my expectations.
Can anyone offer up some wisdom?

Terry&Dena
SV Libby #196
San Diego


Re: [Amel] Jupe ? (Skirts in English) on SM2K - what are they use for?

Peter Forbes
 

Could they possibly be the system I have been told about to stop the water
"slap" noise at the stern which cause noise in the aft cabin?

Peter Forbes

Best wishes
*Peter Forbes*
+44 (0) 7836 209730
ppsforbes@...


On 17 June 2013 21:24, Joel F Potter <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

**


Just a W.A. guess without a picture but probably side curtains and stern
curtains to tie to the life rails/lifelines.

All the best,

Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@...

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Alex
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 4:06 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Jupe ? (Skirts in English) on SM2K - what are they use for?

Yesterday I was installing the awning and saw a bag saying "Jupes" (meaning
"skirts" in English. I have no idea what they are for...
They look like canvas, doubled, definitely 1 side is water proof.

They were 5.
One was 5.6 meter (or 221 inched) long by 73 cm (29 Inches)
Four were 1.4 meter (or 55 inches) long by also 73 cm (29 inches)

Could someone tell me what they are for.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook - Texas - USA

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Re: [Amel] Jupe ? (Skirts in English) on SM2K - what are they use for?

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Sounds like you have a sun shade.

Regards
Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jun 17, 2013, at 16:05, "Alex" <uster@...> wrote:

Yesterday I was installing the awning and saw a bag saying "Jupes" (meaning "skirts" in English. I have no idea what they are for...
They look like canvas, doubled, definitely 1 side is water proof.

They were 5.
One was 5.6 meter (or 221 inched) long by 73 cm (29 Inches)
Four were 1.4 meter (or 55 inches) long by also 73 cm (29 inches)

Could someone tell me what they are for.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook - Texas - USA


Re: [Amel] Jupe ? (Skirts in English) on SM2K - what are they use for?

amelforme
 

Just a W.A. guess without a picture but probably side curtains and stern
curtains to tie to the life rails/lifelines.



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Email: jfpottercys@...





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Subject: [Amel] Jupe ? (Skirts in English) on SM2K - what are they use for?





Yesterday I was installing the awning and saw a bag saying "Jupes" (meaning
"skirts" in English. I have no idea what they are for...
They look like canvas, doubled, definitely 1 side is water proof.

They were 5.
One was 5.6 meter (or 221 inched) long by 73 cm (29 Inches)
Four were 1.4 meter (or 55 inches) long by also 73 cm (29 inches)

Could someone tell me what they are for.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook - Texas - USA


Jupe ? (Skirts in English) on SM2K - what are they use for?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Yesterday I was installing the awning and saw a bag saying "Jupes" (meaning "skirts" in English. I have no idea what they are for...
They look like canvas, doubled, definitely 1 side is water proof.

They were 5.
One was 5.6 meter (or 221 inched) long by 73 cm (29 Inches)
Four were 1.4 meter (or 55 inches) long by also 73 cm (29 inches)

Could someone tell me what they are for.

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook - Texas - USA