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Santorin, Suitable for singlehanding

David Pawley
 

Hi, In regard to 46' Santorini. It has Bow thruster and balooner system, first impressions its a little too big for single handing. But the build quality of Amel is so tempting. With plenty of tankage, what do other owners think and would it make any difference if a sloop version.
Thanks for comments.
Waverider, Amel owner wannabe.


Re: [Amel] Santorin - Autohelm Control Unit

Herbert Lackner
 

Hello JP,

 

where did you mount the SPX30 control unit? In our Santorin the place where the Original Autohelm 300  was fixed does not provide enough space for the SPX30. Do you have any pictures?

 

Fair winds

 

Herbert

SN #120, Kali Mera, Sukosan

 

Von: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] Im Auftrag von herbert@...
Gesendet: Samstag, 26. Oktober 2013 10:46
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: RE: Re: [Amel] Santorin - Autohelm Control Unit

 

 

after considering pros and cons we purchased now a spx300 course computer package with the p70 control unit, serviced the rotary drive and carry the repaired autohelm 100+st7000 as spare parts.  any part of the hole system can now be replaced by a spare part if needed (except the rotary drive)

herbert
santorin #120 kali mera

 



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

Hello, yes we did change the control unit and the gyro. Overall the performance is better, quicker and take less power.

We bought the Raymarine full replacement while in France but keep the original rotary drive. When we check the gears of the rotary drive in Martinique, they where at the end of there life after more then 20 years of use, lots of wears, we replaced the origins plastics gears with new bronze gears• I now thinking of carrying a spare rotary drive unit.

 

JP

S/V Vanille


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Le 2013-10-23 à 07:01, <herbert@...> a écrit :

 

hi jp,

 

did you replace an autohelm 300 or 100 course computer with the x30? did you replace also the ST7000 control unit?  what control unit do you use now?  does the new system work better than the old one - is the gyro-sensor helpful?

 

what kind of problems occured with the old autopilot?

 

thanks, herbert

 

santorin 120, kali mera



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

We cross the Antlantic last January with the original pilot.

In Martinique we install a new Raymarine X30 control and fluxgate and service the rotary drive with new gears.we than cross to Bermuda and Cheasapeak Bay.

So far all work fine.With the Amel setup those pilot don't work hard.

 

J-P Massicotte

Santorin #51, Vanille

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Mast Step

gallivantbob <bobh@...>
 

I have noticed the rubber like pad under the base of my main mast has deteriorated. My 54 is hull #31, 2006. The rubber cushion originally extended about 1/2" out from the base of the mast. All the material that was exposed is now just dissolved away, maybe from the sun?
My concern is, has the material under the mast also been compromised? And is the any concern for the integrity of the footing?
Does anyone have any experience with this?
It is interesting that the same material on the mizzen mast still looks like new.

Bob Hodgins
Gallivant
just launched in Grenada


Re: Onan Generator 11kWa

tinto3@...
 

Kaj. we no the problem. Change every 150-200 hours.

Tinto IV


Re: Fuel Conditioning

tinto3@...
 

I have used Algae-X since 1995 on all my 4 botas I have had.

I used it sailing around the World on our SM and I have today on our 54.

We have never had any fuel problems, no clogging or groth in the fuel and pipes.

We can certainly recommend it.

 

Tinto IV Bengt


Re: [Amel] fuel treatment

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

We use a swedish product, Triboron. It is a fuel enhancer with three great benefits, it greases the small parts inside the motor, it prevent from growth in the tank and cleans it.

We have used it for the last four years and our fuel consumption is around 2.5 liters per hour making 5-5.5 knots (Volvo TMD 22b, 80 hp). Our motor has been used 4000 hours. The consumption has been lowered with 20-25%.

We have installed two fuel filters, to be able to just switch to a clean one if we have problem. Since we started to use Triboron, we haven't had any need to use the feature.
Last winter we emptied the tank, made two inspections hole on the top of the tank to be able to clean it. Our 14 year old diesel tank, that never had been cleaned before, was as new. Nothing to clean.

Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila SM #232, 1998
Still at Gran Canaria





Skickat från min iPad

8 dec 2013 kl. 01:52 skrev "Sailorman" <kimberlite@...>:

 

When we had the chief technician fr Mack Boringon board years ago to replace our turbo under warrantee.

He made an interesting suggestion.

He suggested we use Howells fuel treatment over a similar Yanmar product.

 

 

http://www.howeslube.com/meanerpowerkleaner.php

 

I have been using this stuff for about 8 years, it never gels and I leave my tank with about 50-80 gallons of diesel in it most of the winter in the Caribbean. I have never had ant fuel problems with this stuff.  They also guarantee cleaner burning, no black smudge on the side of the boat. They also say it gives 5% better fuel economy.

 

I use 2 micron filters in my racor filters and they are almost clean after using 300 gallons of diesel.

 

It really works. I do not know if it is available outside the USA,. It is used primarily for home heating oil depots in the summer up here.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 


fuel treatment

eric freedman
 

When we had the chief technician fr Mack Boringon board years ago to replace our turbo under warrantee.

He made an interesting suggestion.

He suggested we use Howells fuel treatment over a similar Yanmar product.

 

 

http://www.howeslube.com/meanerpowerkleaner.php

 

I have been using this stuff for about 8 years, it never gels and I leave my tank with about 50-80 gallons of diesel in it most of the winter in the Caribbean. I have never had ant fuel problems with this stuff.  They also guarantee cleaner burning, no black smudge on the side of the boat. They also say it gives 5% better fuel economy.

 

I use 2 micron filters in my racor filters and they are almost clean after using 300 gallons of diesel.

 

It really works. I do not know if it is available outside the USA,. It is used primarily for home heating oil depots in the summer up here.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 


Re: [Amel] Fuel Conditioning

Herbert Lackner
 

Hi hanspeter,

 

not with this product but we use „grotamar 82“

 

fair winds

herbert, SN #120 Kali Mera, Sukosan

 

 

Von: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] Im Auftrag von hanspeter.baettig@...
Gesendet: Freitag, 6. Dezember 2013 14:52
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: [Amel] Fuel Conditioning

 

 

Hi to all

has somebody already installed and have some experiences with this product

ALGAE-X Model 200

prevent from almost every bacteries in the diesel 

 

you can find the specs on this web side under

product/fuel conditioner

 

http://www.axi-international.com/

 

fire winds

Hanspeter

SM16, Tamango 2

Krusadasi, Turkey

 


Fuel Conditioning

hanspeter baettig
 

Hi to all

has somebody already installed and have some experiences with this product

ALGAE-X Model 200

prevent from almost every bacteries in the diesel 

 

you can find the specs on this web side under

product/fuel conditioner

 

http://www.axi-international.com/

 

fire winds

Hanspeter

SM16, Tamango 2

Krusadasi, Turkey

 


Re: [Amel] RE: Onan Generator 11kWa

Dimitris Krassopoulos <dkra@...>
 

Kaj,



I think that on my Onan generator there is a water trap. I let you know when I am in the boat next week.



Regards



Dimitris



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of seafeverofcuan@yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 9:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] RE: Onan Generator 11kWa





Hi Kaj,

I have 1500 hours on my Onan and never been able to get close to 200 hours from an impeller.

The best remedy I could come up with was to buy another pump and interchange pumps with a new impeller installed, making an iron rule to never run them past 150 hours. I have had no problems since.

I do have a Speed seal installed on my Yanmar raw water pump I have found it to be an excellent product which has dramatically reduced wear on engine impellers.

Spare end caps and seals for the heat exchanger are invaluable.

Trevor

Seafever

SM 425

Ireland









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Re: [Amel] interesting but nothing to do with Amel

Charles Macdonald <c.macdonald@...>
 

That’s awsome. His blog covering the Iceland-Jan Mayen-Spitzbergen is very interesting and contains useful details.
Charles
SM Inuit (Maramu)
Martigues
France


On 06/12/13 05:52, "Sailorman" <kimberlite@...> wrote:


 
 
   

Some current notes from my sailing friend Eric Forsyth.
He was trying to circumnavigate the Antarctic again.
Check it out on www.yachtfiona.com <http://www.yachtfiona.com/>  81 years old and sailing a home built boat with over 250,000 miles under her keel.
Ps he sailed from the Azores ,Madeira, canaries, cape Verde to Brazil SOLO.
 


DECEMBER 5, 2013

From Capt. Forsyth, at Sea--Fiona spent last night hove-to, but today the weather improved and we had the steering system repaired by noon. Unfortunately, we used the last spare masterlink on the boat, so we must hope for no more steering problems. Also a heavy wave yesterday caused the universal joint connecting the lower and upper rudder posts to fracture, so we no longer have the option of using a tiller if we lose the wheel again. We will try to sail gently to Cape Town. Our position is 48 31S, 45 26W. Tristan da Cunha is 1579 nm ahead.

UPDATE
Position 47 36s,43 52W; 1505 nm to Tristan. Nice sailing day in light winds, but tonight the wind is making up and we are well-reefed.


DECEMBER 4, 2013

From Capt. Forsyth, at Sea--48º53S 046º27W; 1624 nm till Tristan Da Cunha. Fiona spent the night hove-to, in order to wait-out heavy winds and rough seas until we could deal with steering system problems. We anticipate resolving the steering maintenance today--Dec 4--as the weather and seas are cooperating. There were some good sailing winds yesterday and we anticipate excellent opportunities in the future. All crew on board are well.


DECEMBER 2, 2013

From Capt. Forsyth, at Sea--We are still powering in calm winds; not a bad thing as it is helping the boat to dry out. We are expecting some wind by midnight. David rescued the hard drive from my waterlogged computer and installed it in his machine. Now we have Sailmail again! All well on board.


NOVEMBER 30, 2013

From Capt. Forsyth, at Sea--Fiona ran into a gale and has sustained damage. Computer and email also down. Destination has been changed to Cape Town, South Africa. ETA is January 1st, 2014. All is well on board. More details to come.

502 00 S 55 32W--On route from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands to King George Island, Fiona ran into very heavy weather (60 knots wind, rough seas). During this period, several items were damaged on Fiona; major events were practically sinking, due to a hose coming loose, breakage of the steering chain, loss of primary computer, and finally, the staysail was torn to shreds. All items were repaired except for the staysail, for which we did not have a replacement. Without the staysail, progress in high winds is very difficult. Thus, we have decided to go to Cape Town <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Town> , South Africa for a new staysail and much-needed repairs. Aside from everyone taking a good, salty bath, no one was hurt and all members of the crew are well. To break the 3000-nm journey to Cape Town, we will stop in Tristan Da Cunha <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristan_Da_Cunha> . Our ETA for Cape Town is New Year's Day.


 
 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Bill & Judy Rouse
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 11:46 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Onan Generator 11kWa

  

Kent,



same-same



Bill



On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 5:20 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

 

Great advice Bill, I affirm that everything you said is also true on SM 243.  I note that he has an Amel 54, don't know if things are different on a 54 than an SM, but I would assume that they are set up the same.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy
Brunswick, GA USA





From: Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Onan Generator 11kWa



 

Hi,



The Onan generator will use impellers about every 200 hours. Do not try to get 250.



The issue about the water is not entirely true. take a look at the water level in the sea chest and compare that to the height of the water pump on the Onan. you will see that the Onan Water pump is about 2" or 5cm higher than the water level. That means that when the Onan is off, the lowest the water will go is 5cm down the water feed hose. The impeller, if completely dry will be wet in less than 1/10th of a second.



If you do not believe this, disconnect the water feed hose to the water pump and lower the end 5cm...water will start running out of the end.



There are several things you should look for that may help you:

  1. Pieces of blades in the heat exchanger. The easiest way to do this is:
  2. Turn off the sea cock at the sea chest
  3. Remove both hoses to/from the water pump.
  4. Using a wet vacuum suck out all of the water and debris from each hose, then from each hose connection on the pump...let is suck for 1-2 minutes to be sure you get everything
  5. Next remove the end caps on the Onan heat exchanger and suck all of the water and debris out of it...BUT...before you do this order 2 each end caps for the Onan heat exchanger...should be part # 130-5176(kit). These end caps and gaskets (kit) are delicate and before you remove them you need to have this part in case you need to replace them. Use silicone grease on the end cap gaskets when replacing.
  6. This is a good time to check the zinc on the heat exchanger and replace if necessary
  7. Put everything back together.
  8. Don't forget to turn ON the sea cock at the sea chest.
  9. Look inside the wet vacuum for what you have removed.
  10. If you did this correctly you will not have more than a few drops of salt water escape your wet vacuum.
  • Be sure that the feed line to the Onan from the sea cock is not plugged with barnacles or debris
  • When you replace the impeller, use glycerin as a lubricant for the impeller.
  • Be aware of the operating temperature of the Onan (buy a laser thermometer)
  • Be aware of the amount of water going out through the exhaust
Hope this helps,



Bill

BeBe, SM2k #387





On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...> wrote:

 

Perhaps you could eliminate the problem by installing a water trap?



You could extend the supply hose and have an inverted U just ahead of the water pump; then no need for an additional water pump upstream.



Good luck.



Jean-Pierre





On 5 Dec 2013, at 16:04, <kaj.liljebladh@...> <kaj.liljebladh@...> wrote:


  



I have an Amel 54 #128.
I have Always had problem with the impeller. I chenge it when I change oil every 200 hours and most of the blades are broken at that Point.
I Heard from one amel owner that Amel had recommened him to put in a waterpump Before the Onan, and it should start att the same time as you start the Onan. This is to help the Onan waterpump.
I had one guy changing oil and he tolled me that the water is running back so the impeller is dry when the engine start. That means it starting dry and of cource if that happende it is very natural that the impeller blades broke. But I can not belive that Amel has done such an installation.
Is it anyone else which have problem with the impleller to Onan?


 

Jean-Pierre Germain,
Chief Pilot, Cozuro Limited,
+44 7551 211 511
jp.germain@...
jgermain@...
 
 
 
 


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interesting but nothing to do with Amel

eric freedman
 

Some current notes from my sailing friend Eric Forsyth.

He was trying to circumnavigate the Antarctic again.

Check it out on www.yachtfiona.com 81 years old and sailing a home built boat with over 250,000 miles under her keel.

Ps he sailed from the Azores ,Madeira, canaries, cape Verde to Brazil SOLO.

 

 

DECEMBER 5, 2013

From Capt. Forsyth, at Sea--Fiona spent last night hove-to, but today the weather improved and we had the steering system repaired by noon. Unfortunately, we used the last spare masterlink on the boat, so we must hope for no more steering problems. Also a heavy wave yesterday caused the universal joint connecting the lower and upper rudder posts to fracture, so we no longer have the option of using a tiller if we lose the wheel again. We will try to sail gently to Cape Town. Our position is 48 31S, 45 26W. Tristan da Cunha is 1579 nm ahead.

UPDATE
Position 47 36s,43 52W; 1505 nm to Tristan. Nice sailing day in light winds, but tonight the wind is making up and we are well-reefed.

 

DECEMBER 4, 2013

From Capt. Forsyth, at Sea--48º53S 046º27W; 1624 nm till Tristan Da Cunha. Fiona spent the night hove-to, in order to wait-out heavy winds and rough seas until we could deal with steering system problems. We anticipate resolving the steering maintenance today--Dec 4--as the weather and seas are cooperating. There were some good sailing winds yesterday and we anticipate excellent opportunities in the future. All crew on board are well.

 

DECEMBER 2, 2013

From Capt. Forsyth, at Sea--We are still powering in calm winds; not a bad thing as it is helping the boat to dry out. We are expecting some wind by midnight. David rescued the hard drive from my waterlogged computer and installed it in his machine. Now we have Sailmail again! All well on board.

 

NOVEMBER 30, 2013

From Capt. Forsyth, at Sea--Fiona ran into a gale and has sustained damage. Computer and email also down. Destination has been changed to Cape Town, South Africa. ETA is January 1st, 2014. All is well on board. More details to come.

502 00 S 55 32W--On route from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands to King George Island, Fiona ran into very heavy weather (60 knots wind, rough seas). During this period, several items were damaged on Fiona; major events were practically sinking, due to a hose coming loose, breakage of the steering chain, loss of primary computer, and finally, the staysail was torn to shreds. All items were repaired except for the staysail, for which we did not have a replacement. Without the staysail, progress in high winds is very difficult. Thus, we have decided to go to Cape Town, South Africa for a new staysail and much-needed repairs. Aside from everyone taking a good, salty bath, no one was hurt and all members of the crew are well. To break the 3000-nm journey to Cape Town, we will stop in Tristan Da Cunha. Our ETA for Cape Town is New Year's Day.

 

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Bill & Judy Rouse
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 11:46 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Onan Generator 11kWa

 

 

Kent,

 

same-same

 

Bill

 

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 5:20 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

 

Great advice Bill, I affirm that everything you said is also true on SM 243.  I note that he has an Amel 54, don't know if things are different on a 54 than an SM, but I would assume that they are set up the same.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy
Brunswick, GA USA

 

 


From: Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Onan Generator 11kWa

 

 

Hi,

 

The Onan generator will use impellers about every 200 hours. Do not try to get 250. 

 

The issue about the water is not entirely true. take a look at the water level in the sea chest and compare that to the height of the water pump on the Onan. you will see that the Onan Water pump is about 2" or 5cm higher than the water level. That means that when the Onan is off, the lowest the water will go is 5cm down the water feed hose. The impeller, if completely dry will be wet in less than 1/10th of a second.

 

If you do not believe this, disconnect the water feed hose to the water pump and lower the end 5cm...water will start running out of the end.

 

There are several things you should look for that may help you:

  1. Pieces of blades in the heat exchanger. The easiest way to do this is:
  1. Turn off the sea cock at the sea chest
  2. Remove both hoses to/from the water pump.
  3. Using a wet vacuum suck out all of the water and debris from each hose, then from each hose connection on the pump...let is suck for 1-2 minutes to be sure you get everything
  4. Next remove the end caps on the Onan heat exchanger and suck all of the water and debris out of it...BUT...before you do this order 2 each end caps for the Onan heat exchanger...should be part # 130-5176(kit). These end caps and gaskets (kit) are delicate and before you remove them you need to have this part in case you need to replace them. Use silicone grease on the end cap gaskets when replacing.
  5. This is a good time to check the zinc on the heat exchanger and replace if necessary
  6. Put everything back together.
  7. Don't forget to turn ON the sea cock at the sea chest.
  8. Look inside the wet vacuum for what you have removed.
  9. If you did this correctly you will not have more than a few drops of salt water escape your wet vacuum.
  • Be sure that the feed line to the Onan from the sea cock is not plugged with barnacles or debris
  • When you replace the impeller, use glycerin as a lubricant for the impeller.
  • Be aware of the operating temperature of the Onan (buy a laser thermometer)
  • Be aware of the amount of water going out through the exhaust

Hope this helps,

 

Bill 

BeBe, SM2k #387

 

 

On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...> wrote:

 

Perhaps you could eliminate the problem by installing a water trap?

 

You could extend the supply hose and have an inverted U just ahead of the water pump; then no need for an additional water pump upstream.

 

Good luck.

 

Jean-Pierre

 

 

On 5 Dec 2013, at 16:04, <kaj.liljebladh@...> <kaj.liljebladh@...> wrote:



 

 

I have an Amel 54 #128.
I have Always had problem with the impeller. I chenge it when I change oil every 200 hours and most of the blades are broken at that Point.
I Heard from one amel owner that Amel had recommened him to put in a waterpump Before the Onan, and it should start att the same time as you start the Onan. This is to help the Onan waterpump.
I had one guy changing oil and he tolled me that the water is running back so the impeller is dry when the engine start. That means it starting dry and of cource if that happende it is very natural that the impeller blades broke. But I can not belive that Amel has done such an installation.
Is it anyone else which have problem with the impleller to Onan?

 

 

Jean-Pierre Germain,
Chief Pilot, Cozuro Limited,
+44 7551 211 511
jp.germain@...
jgermain@...

 

 

 

 


Re: [Amel] SSB whip antenna

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Please do post your final outcome.

Bill


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM, johnabo2003 <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Bill, as usual your support for users of the forum is amazing. Thanks very much for the info. I will investigate my options and post an update of my findings..



Re: [Amel] Onan Generator 11kWa

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent,

same-same

Bill


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 5:20 PM, Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:
 

Great advice Bill, I affirm that everything you said is also true on SM 243.  I note that he has an Amel 54, don't know if things are different on a 54 than an SM, but I would assume that they are set up the same.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy
Brunswick, GA USA



From: Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:43 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Onan Generator 11kWa

 
Hi,

The Onan generator will use impellers about every 200 hours. Do not try to get 250. 

The issue about the water is not entirely true. take a look at the water level in the sea chest and compare that to the height of the water pump on the Onan. you will see that the Onan Water pump is about 2" or 5cm higher than the water level. That means that when the Onan is off, the lowest the water will go is 5cm down the water feed hose. The impeller, if completely dry will be wet in less than 1/10th of a second.

If you do not believe this, disconnect the water feed hose to the water pump and lower the end 5cm...water will start running out of the end.

There are several things you should look for that may help you:
  1. Pieces of blades in the heat exchanger. The easiest way to do this is:
  1. Turn off the sea cock at the sea chest
  2. Remove both hoses to/from the water pump.
  3. Using a wet vacuum suck out all of the water and debris from each hose, then from each hose connection on the pump...let is suck for 1-2 minutes to be sure you get everything
  4. Next remove the end caps on the Onan heat exchanger and suck all of the water and debris out of it...BUT...before you do this order 2 each end caps for the Onan heat exchanger...should be part # 130-5176(kit). These end caps and gaskets (kit) are delicate and before you remove them you need to have this part in case you need to replace them. Use silicone grease on the end cap gaskets when replacing.
  5. This is a good time to check the zinc on the heat exchanger and replace if necessary
  6. Put everything back together.
  7. Don't forget to turn ON the sea cock at the sea chest.
  8. Look inside the wet vacuum for what you have removed.
  9. If you did this correctly you will not have more than a few drops of salt water escape your wet vacuum.
  • Be sure that the feed line to the Onan from the sea cock is not plugged with barnacles or debris
  • When you replace the impeller, use glycerin as a lubricant for the impeller.
  • Be aware of the operating temperature of the Onan (buy a laser thermometer)
  • Be aware of the amount of water going out through the exhaust
Hope this helps,

Bill 
BeBe, SM2k #387



On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 4:10 PM, Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...> wrote:
 
Perhaps you could eliminate the problem by installing a water trap?

You could extend the supply hose and have an inverted U just ahead of the water pump; then no need for an additional water pump upstream.

Good luck.

Jean-Pierre


On 5 Dec 2013, at 16:04, <kaj.liljebladh@...> <kaj.liljebladh@...> wrote:

 

I have an Amel 54 #128.
I have Always had problem with the impeller. I chenge it when I change oil every 200 hours and most of the blades are broken at that Point.
I Heard from one amel owner that Amel had recommened him to put in a waterpump Before the Onan, and it should start att the same time as you start the Onan. This is to help the Onan waterpump.
I had one guy changing oil and he tolled me that the water is running back so the impeller is dry when the engine start. That means it starting dry and of cource if that happende it is very natural that the impeller blades broke. But I can not belive that Amel has done such an installation.
Is it anyone else which have problem with the impleller to Onan?


Jean-Pierre Germain,
Chief Pilot, Cozuro Limited,
+44 7551 211 511
jp.germain@...
jgermain@...







Re: [Amel] SSB whip antenna

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Not that I could find. It is a shame there are no Italian islands in the Caribbean....


Re: [Amel] SSB whip antenna

eric freedman
 

Hi,

Do you know of  USA distributor?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of johnabo2003
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2013 6:11 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] SSB whip antenna

 

 

After searching, here is a link showing the antenna and the base. It looks like the antenna will accept a standard 1" antenna base fitting.

 

http://www.banten.com/1819.pdf

 


Re: [Amel] RE: On sails again

Dave_Benjamin
 

Charles,


Yahoo Groups hides your email address. Can you send me an email - dave"AT"islandplanetsails.com


Thanks!


Re: [Amel] SSB whip antenna

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

After searching, here is a link showing the antenna and the base. It looks like the antenna will accept a standard 1" antenna base fitting.


http://www.banten.com/1819.pdf



Re: [Amel] SSB whip antenna

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Ok - Thanks for the offer but I already have the metal base, it is the plastic piece that is broken,,,


Re: [Amel] SSB whip antenna

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Bill, as usual your support for users of the forum is amazing. Thanks very much for the info. I will investigate my options and post an update of my findings..