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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Dolphin Battery charger?

marksharki
 

I have no experience with Dolphin battery chargers. Stay away from Zantrex. Master Volt makes wonderful battery chargers, definitely up to the high standards of Amel. We bought the 50 Amp model. Auto switches from 120v / 60Hz  to 240v / 50Hz input volts. (Can be used worldwide) will charge various battery chemistries, AGM, flooded etc. Multi bank charging, battery temp sensors. Easy to install, intelligent and intuitive set up. Very modern (state of art charging algorithms) and robust for marine environment. 
Mark Hanna
S/V Marguerite 
Sharki NO. 49 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Dolphin Battery charger?

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Alexandre
We used the existing wiring. Not quite plug and play but close. The job took about 1/2 hr and was done by myself.
We had replaced the 100 Amp twice before. We are rarely on shore power, only once a year during haul-out.
We replaced with a 30 amp. We think the old one just got corrosion as indicated by Scandvik when we sent it in for repair.
We think both chargers got some water when the high water pressure hose for the water maker let loose about a year before.
Paul & Sue laFrance
SV NOMAD #362


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 07:24:55 -0700
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Dolphin Battery charger?

 
Dear Sue & Paul,

Thanks so much for your reply.

Did you had to replace some of the existing wire? Or was it more like "plug" and done?
Were you able to do it yourself?

Currently I have the 30 and 50 Amp. Did you had 30 and 100? What size did you replace it with?

Do you know what was the cause of the charger failing? Did only 1 failed or did you end replacing both?

A bit anxious...
Thanks in advance.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street Marina, Nassau, The Bahamas

--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 6/14/14, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners]
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Dolphin Battery charger?
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 3:51 PM


 











Alexandre
We had to
replace our 50 Amp charger and did it with a Dolphin. The
problem with the new one was it was the same size as the
100Amp Dolphin and we had to mount it sideways. The job was
easily done and the wires came out the side toward the bow.
The new charger has similar settings to the 100Amp so you
can adjust the charge according to the type of battery bank
you have. We got the charger out of Vero Beach, Florida from
Scanvisk Inc.
Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362


To:
amelyachtowners@...
From:
amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sat,
14 Jun 2014 10:08:00 -0700
Subject: [Amel
Yacht Owners] New Dolphin Battery charger?
















 









New Dolphin Battery charger?



I remember some of you had to change their Dolphin battery
charger.

In case my 50 AMP is not fixable, which charger did you
replace yours with.

I would prefer to keep using a Dolphin charger.



Any recommendation on which one to use and not to use is
welcome.



Was it easy to install yourself? Or did y ou had to ask a
technician?



Sincerely, Alexandre



SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Bay Street Marina, Nassau, Bahamas




























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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Dolphin Battery charger?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Dear Sue & Paul,

Thanks so much for your reply.

Did you had to replace some of the existing wire? Or was it more like "plug" and done?
Were you able to do it yourself?

Currently I have the 30 and 50 Amp. Did you had 30 and 100? What size did you replace it with?

Do you know what was the cause of the charger failing? Did only 1 failed or did you end replacing both?

A bit anxious...
Thanks in advance.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street Marina, Nassau, The Bahamas


--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 6/14/14, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@hotmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Dolphin Battery charger?
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 3:51 PM


 











Alexandre
We had to
replace our 50 Amp charger and did it with a Dolphin. The
problem with the new one was it was the same size as the
100Amp Dolphin and we had to mount it sideways. The job was
easily done and the wires came out the side toward the bow.
The new charger has similar settings to the 100Amp so you
can adjust the charge according to the type of battery bank
you have. We got the charger out of Vero Beach, Florida from
Scanvisk Inc.
Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362


To:
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From:
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sat,
14 Jun 2014 10:08:00 -0700
Subject: [Amel
Yacht Owners] New Dolphin Battery charger?
















 









New Dolphin Battery charger?



I remember some of you had to change their Dolphin battery
charger.

In case my 50 AMP is not fixable, which charger did you
replace yours with.

I would prefer to keep using a Dolphin charger.



Any recommendation on which one to use and not to use is
welcome.



Was it easy to install yourself? Or did y ou had to ask a
technician?



Sincerely, Alexandre



SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Bay Street Marina, Nassau, Bahamas




























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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Dear John,

Congratulations on your wonderfull journey full of memories. I am sure this was a difficult decision to decide to sell Moon Dog.

Dear Bob and Marybeth
Also congratulasions and welcome to the Amel Forum which is a great support.

Best wishes to you.
Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street Marina, Nassau, The Bahamas


--------------------------------------------

On Sat, 6/14/14, john martin symoondog@hotmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: "rxg31@psu.edu" <rxg31@psu.edu>
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 5:00 PM


 











Forty years ago this
April, while cruising in the Bahamas on my 38' sloop, I
met my wife Ruth.  Since then we have sailed about 80,000
miles, circumnavigating the world in the sloop and then
circumnavigating South America in the Super
Maramu "Moon Dog" we have owned the past 12
years.



In May I turned 81, and it is time to slow
down the cruising and to go after the rest of the things
on my "bucket list."
 
"Moon Dog" was a fantastic boat for
us, providing us many, many miles of great cruising.  It
was with tremendous reluctance that we decided to part with
her, but she is just not the right boat for what we will be
doing in the future.  
 
Still named "Moon Dog," she is now
owned by Robert (Bob) and Marybeth Gray and now lies at the
Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.   
 
Thanks very much to
everyone in this owners' group for all the advice,
support and friendship through the years. It has been
great - I really enjoyed and appreciated it all.
 
Best wishes to all of you,
 
John Martin

 











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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

alainfeuillet@...
 

Dear Pat,
the last time I could not start my TMD22, it was due to a spurious connection of a small diode connected to the starter solenoid. Not that easy to discover, because the failure was the breaking of a solder connection with a lug inside a heatshrink sleeve. The sleeve included diode, soldering and lug extremety.
Only one possible cause.
Wish you the best
Alain
(Pilgrim SM#26)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

John and Ruth,    That's a very proud nautical record and I'm sure the new owners of Moon Dog will love her as much as you did.
  Hope you have a lot more fun over the next 40 years.
    Cheers,
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM302, Tivat, Montenegro


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 08:58:46 -0400
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner



congratulations, John!  I am sure that "Moon Dog" carries great karma for her new owners!
Stephanie & Ezio DiBelardino
SM 353 Indecent
Lying At home, just off the Grand Lucaya Waterway
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Jun 15, 2014, at 6:54 AM, "Richard03801 richard03801@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

John all the best going forward such wonderful career on your photo wonderful marriage thank you for your contributions. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Jun 14, 2014, at 18:00, "john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Forty years ago this April, while cruising in the Bahamas on my 38' sloop, I met my wife Ruth.  Since then we have sailed about 80,000 miles, circumnavigating the world in the sloop and then circumnavigating South America in the Super Maramu "Moon Dog" we have owned the past 12 years.
In May I turned 81, and it is time to slow down the cruising and to go after the rest of the things on my "bucket list."
 
"Moon Dog" was a fantastic boat for us, providing us many, many miles of great cruising.  It was with tremendous reluctance that we decided to part with her, but she is just not the right boat for what we will be doing in the future.  
 
Still named "Moon Dog," she is now owned by Robert (Bob) and Marybeth Gray and now lies at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.   
 
Thanks very much to everyone in this owners' group for all the advice, support and friendship through the years. It has been great - I really enjoyed and appreciated it all.
 
Best wishes to all of you,
 
John Martin

 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

Graham Boyd
 

Dear Pat,

I went through a long process spanning a year before I sorted this out, with several very informative calls to the engineer at Volspec in the UK (Cheapest Volvo parts I have found). Firstly the key mechanism was suspect. However, if you remove the black plastic cover on the forward side of the engine where you will find the start and stop solenoids (little grey boxes with push to reset buttons sticking out on the port side) and turn the key to off with engine not running....and you get a clicking sound coming from one of the solenoids...it's not the key. Next swap the two solenoids around....one is for start and the other for stop. If when you do this and the engine no longer starts you have found the problem. Next I was told to run a +ve connection from the alternator to the stop solenoid on the HP fuel pump whilst the engine was running and if it didn't stop then the fuel shut off solenoid was at fault.....of course that didn't work so I replaced the fuel shut off solenoid, and guess what problem still not fixed! At this point I gave up. The fresh water pump was leaking at this point which was beyond my confidence to replace due to timing belt replacement at same time so finally the professionals were called.

Mechanic found that the 55 amp grounding fuse had blown, and as I a had replacement in my box all was sorted! Ever wished you'd called in the professionals sooner?! Finally I answer your question... the 55 A fuse will be underneath the black plastic box on the front side of the engine. It doesn't look like a fuse at all. It is a solid bit of white plastic with bolt on terminals at either end. The Volvo book says you should never go to sea without this spare part....which I carefully obeyed.....just didn't know when to change it!!

I suspect your stopping problem may be more related to my recent start problem .. the solenoids in that black plastic box...

Hope this is of assistance

Good luck,

Graham 
SM 140 Sula
Hong Hong 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

congratulations, John!  I am sure that "Moon Dog" carries great karma for her new owners!
Stephanie & Ezio DiBelardino
SM 353 Indecent
Lying At home, just off the Grand Lucaya Waterway
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Jun 15, 2014, at 6:54 AM, "Richard03801 richard03801@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

John all the best going forward such wonderful career on your photo wonderful marriage thank you for your contributions. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Jun 14, 2014, at 18:00, "john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Forty years ago this April, while cruising in the Bahamas on my 38' sloop, I met my wife Ruth.  Since then we have sailed about 80,000 miles, circumnavigating the world in the sloop and then circumnavigating South America in the Super Maramu "Moon Dog" we have owned the past 12 years.
In May I turned 81, and it is time to slow down the cruising and to go after the rest of the things on my "bucket list."
 
"Moon Dog" was a fantastic boat for us, providing us many, many miles of great cruising.  It was with tremendous reluctance that we decided to part with her, but she is just not the right boat for what we will be doing in the future.  
 
Still named "Moon Dog," she is now owned by Robert (Bob) and Marybeth Gray and now lies at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.   
 
Thanks very much to everyone in this owners' group for all the advice, support and friendship through the years. It has been great - I really enjoyed and appreciated it all.
 
Best wishes to all of you,
 
John Martin

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

Patrick McAneny
 

Graham, I have the same problem , my engine will not stop with the key quite often . If I keep turning it repeatedly finally it will stop. Where is the ground fuse located ?    Thanks, Pat SM123
 

In a message dated 6/14/2014 10:04:59 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, amelyachtowners@... writes:
 

For some time I could not get my Volvo TMD22A to stop using the key. Not a problem as there is a mechanical stop. An electrician finally traced the problem to the 55 amp grounding fuse which had blown. Fuse replaced problem solved.? Not quite...


I now have a much more serious issue where occasionally when one turns the start key there is no power at the start control panel and obviously the engine does not start. So far, this only seems to happen when the engine is hot after a long run. Leave it for half an hour to cool and power to the starter panel returns. I am about to replace both the start and stop resettable fuse relays in the black plastic electrical box on the front of the engine to see if that helps.


Has anyone else experienced this problem?


Graham Boyd

SM 140 Sula

Hong Kong




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

John all the best going forward such wonderful career on your photo wonderful marriage thank you for your contributions. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Jun 14, 2014, at 18:00, "john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Forty years ago this April, while cruising in the Bahamas on my 38' sloop, I met my wife Ruth.  Since then we have sailed about 80,000 miles, circumnavigating the world in the sloop and then circumnavigating South America in the Super Maramu "Moon Dog" we have owned the past 12 years.
In May I turned 81, and it is time to slow down the cruising and to go after the rest of the things on my "bucket list."
 
"Moon Dog" was a fantastic boat for us, providing us many, many miles of great cruising.  It was with tremendous reluctance that we decided to part with her, but she is just not the right boat for what we will be doing in the future.  
 
Still named "Moon Dog," she is now owned by Robert (Bob) and Marybeth Gray and now lies at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.   
 
Thanks very much to everyone in this owners' group for all the advice, support and friendship through the years. It has been great - I really enjoyed and appreciated it all.
 
Best wishes to all of you,
 
John Martin

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing no start.

Graham Boyd
 

Thanks Bill I think that is probably what is causing the problem. For some reason Volvo call these solenoids fuses which is a bit odd. Anyway I have two arriving in Hong Kong tomorrow from the uk so I will replace both stop and start solenoids on spec and see what happens. Graham SM140 Sula


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

Halidun Karagoz
 

John,
Best of luck with your bucket list. I wish you a pleasant journey.
Cheers,
Haldun 

Amanin a54
Datca

On 15 Haz 2014, at 01:00, "john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Forty years ago this April, while cruising in the Bahamas on my 38' sloop, I met my wife Ruth.  Since then we have sailed about 80,000 miles, circumnavigating the world in the sloop and then circumnavigating South America in the Super Maramu "Moon Dog" we have owned the past 12 years.
In May I turned 81, and it is time to slow down the cruising and to go after the rest of the things on my "bucket list."
 
"Moon Dog" was a fantastic boat for us, providing us many, many miles of great cruising.  It was with tremendous reluctance that we decided to part with her, but she is just not the right boat for what we will be doing in the future.  
 
Still named "Moon Dog," she is now owned by Robert (Bob) and Marybeth Gray and now lies at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.   
 
Thanks very much to everyone in this owners' group for all the advice, support and friendship through the years. It has been great - I really enjoyed and appreciated it all.
 
Best wishes to all of you,
 
John Martin

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing no start.

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Graham,

I am sure you have thought about this, but have you checked or replaced the negative start solenoid? I believe it is normally open and closes while starting. Solenoids can be intermittently cause headaches.    

Bill
BeBe #387


On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 2:04 AM, crwggb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

For some time I could not get my Volvo TMD22A to stop using the key. Not a problem as there is a mechanical stop. An electrician finally traced the problem to the 55 amp grounding fuse which had blown. Fuse replaced problem solved.? Not quite...


I now have a much more serious issue where occasionally when one turns the start key there is no power at the start control panel and obviously the engine does not start. So far, this only seems to happen when the engine is hot after a long run. Leave it for half an hour to cool and power to the starter panel returns. I am about to replace both the start and stop resettable fuse relays in the black plastic electrical box on the front of the engine to see if that helps.


Has anyone else experienced this problem?


Graham Boyd

SM 140 Sula

Hong Kong





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

John & Ruth,

Judy and I have never met you, but we feel as though we know you well. Most of us in this group share the values that you have so very well reflected in your cruising lifestyle. 

We will certainly miss you, if you choose to no longer be part of the Amel Owners Group, and urge you to stay with us. Your contributions have been very much appreciated by me and I am sure, all of us.

Bill
BeBe #387
Currently in Montenegro


On Sun, Jun 15, 2014 at 2:45 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi John and Ruth,

It has been a pleasure communicating with you over the years.

Roberto Labrador also wishes you the best for your future.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

 

 

Hi John and Ruth,

we met you in St Vincent in 2010 as we cruised down the Caribbean on the way to Panama. Great to have been associated with you since then through the forum. We wish you all the best into the future, wherever that leads you. 

Kind regards

Danny and Yvonne

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

 

On Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:00 AM, "john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Forty years ago this April, while cruising in the Bahamas on my 38' sloop, I met my wife Ruth.  Since then we have sailed about 80,000 miles, circumnavigating the world in the sloop and then circumnavigating South America in the Super Maramu "Moon Dog" we have owned the past 12 years.

In May I turned 81, and it is time to slow down the cruising and to go after the rest of the things on my "bucket list."
 
"Moon Dog" was a fantastic boat for us, providing us many, many miles of great cruising.  It was with tremendous reluctance that we decided to part with her, but she is j ust not the right boat for what we will be doing in the future.  

 

Still named "Moon Dog," she is now owned by Robert (Bob) and Marybeth Gray and now lies at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.   

 
Thanks very much to everyone in this owners' group for all the advice, support and friendship through the years. It has been great - I really enjoyed and appreciated it all.

 

Best wishes to all of you,

 

John Martin


 

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

eric freedman
 

Hi John and Ruth,

It has been a pleasure communicating with you over the years.

Roberto Labrador also wishes you the best for your future.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

 

 

Hi John and Ruth,

we met you in St Vincent in 2010 as we cruised down the Caribbean on the way to Panama. Great to have been associated with you since then through the forum. We wish you all the best into the future, wherever that leads you. 

Kind regards

Danny and Yvonne

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

 

On Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:00 AM, "john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Forty years ago this April, while cruising in the Bahamas on my 38' sloop, I met my wife Ruth.  Since then we have sailed about 80,000 miles, circumnavigating the world in the sloop and then circumnavigating South America in the Super Maramu "Moon Dog" we have owned the past 12 years.

In May I turned 81, and it is time to slow down the cruising and to go after the rest of the things on my "bucket list."
 
"Moon Dog" was a fantastic boat for us, providing us many, many miles of great cruising.  It was with tremendous reluctance that we decided to part with her, but she is just not the right boat for what we will be doing in the future.  

 

Still named "Moon Dog," she is now owned by Robert (Bob) and Marybeth Gray and now lies at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.   

 
Thanks very much to everyone in this owners' group for all the advice, support and friendship through the years. It has been great - I really enjoyed and appreciated it all.

 

Best wishes to all of you,

 

John Martin


 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

Mark Erdos
 

John,

 

Fair winds to you.

 

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

Best regards,

 

Mark and Cindy

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 14, 2014 6:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Cc: rxg31@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

 

 

Forty years ago this April, while cruising in the Bahamas on my 38' sloop, I met my wife Ruth.  Since then we have sailed about 80,000 miles, circumnavigating the world in the sloop and then circumnavigating South America in the Super Maramu "Moon Dog" we have owned the past 12 years.

In May I turned 81, and it is time to slow down the cruising and to go after the rest of the things on my "bucket list."
 
"Moon Dog" was a fantastic boat for us, providing us many, many miles of great cruising.  It was with tremendous reluctance that we decided to part with her, but she is just not the right boat for what we will be doing in the future.  

 

Still named "Moon Dog," she is now owned by Robert (Bob) and Marybeth Gray and now lies at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.   

 
Thanks very much to everyone in this owners' group for all the advice, support and friendship through the years. It has been great - I really enjoyed and appreciated it all.

 

Best wishes to all of you,

 

John Martin


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu Nav Lights

Graham Boyd
 

Thanks for the replies, but my problem just now is getting the old wire out? it is completely jammed!

Graham


Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing no start.

Graham Boyd
 

For some time I could not get my Volvo TMD22A to stop using the key. Not a problem as there is a mechanical stop. An electrician finally traced the problem to the 55 amp grounding fuse which had blown. Fuse replaced problem solved.? Not quite...


I now have a much more serious issue where occasionally when one turns the start key there is no power at the start control panel and obviously the engine does not start. So far, this only seems to happen when the engine is hot after a long run. Leave it for half an hour to cool and power to the starter panel returns. I am about to replace both the start and stop resettable fuse relays in the black plastic electrical box on the front of the engine to see if that helps.


Has anyone else experienced this problem?


Graham Boyd

SM 140 Sula

Hong Kong




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

karkauai
 

John and Ruth,
I regret not having had the chance to lift a glass with you.  You are obviously my kind of shipmates.
May your next adventure be as rewarding as the last.  We will miss you both on this forum and on the seas.
Adieu,
Kent (Rusty) Robertson



On Jun 14, 2014, at 6:00 PM, "john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Forty years ago this April, while cruising in the Bahamas on my 38' sloop, I met my wife Ruth.  Since then we have sailed about 80,000 miles, circumnavigating the world in the sloop and then circumnavigating South America in the Super Maramu "Moon Dog" we have owned the past 12 years.
In May I turned 81, and it is time to slow down the cruising and to go after the rest of the things on my "bucket list."
 
"Moon Dog" was a fantastic boat for us, providing us many, many miles of great cruising.  It was with tremendous reluctance that we decided to part with her, but she is just not the right boat for what we will be doing in the future.  
 
Still named "Moon Dog," she is now owned by Robert (Bob) and Marybeth Gray and now lies at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.   
 
Thanks very much to everyone in this owners' group for all the advice, support and friendship through the years. It has been great - I really enjoyed and appreciated it all.
 
Best wishes to all of you,
 
John Martin

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Moon Dog" has a new owner

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi John and Ruth,
we met you in St Vincent in 2010 as we cruised down the Caribbean on the way to Panama. Great to have been associated with you since then through the forum. We wish you all the best into the future, wherever that leads you. 
Kind regards
Danny and Yvonne
SM 299 Ocean Pearl


On Sunday, 15 June 2014 10:00 AM, "john martin symoondog@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Forty years ago this April, while cruising in the Bahamas on my 38' sloop, I met my wife Ruth.  Since then we have sailed about 80,000 miles, circumnavigating the world in the sloop and then circumnavigating South America in the Super Maramu "Moon Dog" we have owned the past 12 years.
In May I turned 81, and it is time to slow down the cruising and to go after the rest of the things on my "bucket list."
 
"Moon Dog" was a fantastic boat for us, providing us many, many miles of great cruising.  It was with tremendous reluctance that we decided to part with her, but she is just not the right boat for what we will be doing in the future.  
 
Still named "Moon Dog," she is now owned by Robert (Bob) and Marybeth Gray and now lies at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie, PA.   
 
Thanks very much to everyone in this owners' group for all the advice, support and friendship through the years. It has been great - I really enjoyed and appreciated it all.
 
Best wishes to all of you,
 
John Martin