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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

karkauai
 

I'm going to see if I can put one on mine...seems like a great idea.   Maybe for the Yanmar, too.
Kent


On May 21, 2015, at 11:46 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent mine is a mdkav I believe 7.5 kw.

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Great!  I'd like to meet you and see Kimberlite.

ONAN is MDKAL 6.5mW

Kent


On May 21, 2015, at 12:15 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

What model onan do you have?

I will be in Ny for most of the summer. Hope to see you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 4:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Nope, I don't have one.  That'd be nice to have, do you have a part number or any info on it?

Does your engine have a similar sensor?

Thanks Eric.  Doesn't look like I'll be up your way for another 6-8 wks.  You going to be there this Summer?

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 10:49 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

On my Onan , if I recall correctly, it is mounted on the rubber hose above the fuel pump. I think the hose connects the raw water pump to the heat exchanger. The sensor is sort of disk shaped with a nipple on the bottom and 2 leads on the top. It screws into a pipe in the hose. I believe Bill from BeBe has some photos on the site as the sensor gets clogged with rust and will shut down the engine. It is right in your face if you look near the water pump.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Hi Eric,

Nope, no water flow sensor that I'm aware of...of course that doesn't mean there's not one there (:

Where is it located in the cooling system and what does it look like?

Kent



On May 20, 2015, at 7:41 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I thought there was a water flow sensor on the Onan to prevent this problem. Do you have the raw water vacuum alarm on Kristy?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

My reward is being back on the water again.  No accolades to the guy who just checked the sea chest strainer and forgot to reopen the thruhull before starting the generator...then spent 45 min changing the impeller and fishing blade parts out of the heat exchanger.  I may be my own worst enemy.

 

Still reading -940mv on my hull potential, so happy that there doesn't seem to be any ongoing electrical leak.

 

Thanks to you, Bill, and so many others here, I didn't give up a year or two into owning my dream boat.

 

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 2:21 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Trevor,

 

What do you estimate the chances of that sea chest valve failing when closed? I estimate almost no chance the way it is designed. OK, maybe a lightening strike. If the sea chest valve exploded due to a direct lightning strike, the pump will continue to pump until it runs out of battery and sea water will rise to the level of the waterline. If you have closed the aft valve to the aft watertight compartment, the sea water will be contained in the engine room to about the height of the top of the sea chest. I believe your insurance company would be very happy with the situation because your boat did not sink when the lightning exploded that valve.

 

AND, I never said disconnect to gray water sump pump from the batteries.

 

Duane, unlike Kent's SM Kristy, you have only one valve and it is at the sea chest, and it is probably quite different than the typical thru-hull valve that you have seen before. Take a look at it...you will see.

 

Kent, thanks for adding the information as to what is connected at the battery side of the switch. I think you may be our new electrical expert. ;) You deserve some sort of award for all that you have been through.

 

Bill

BeBe 

 

And

 

 

 

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM, seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

     What do you tell your insurance company if the diesel tank fails, the sea chest valve fails, or the hull gets damaged ,when they ask you who disconnected the batteries?

Regards,

Trevor

Seafever

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] How do you replace the prop shaft seals on a Amel 55

Alan Leslie
 

Yes Bob, agree with Colin,

very interested to know how it went

Cheers 
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] How do you replace the prop shaft seals on a Amel 55

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Bob

Did you sail her down to Australia or was she shipped?

I think many of us on this forum would be interested to find out how the 55 handled that trip. By all accounts she is a better up wind boat and faster too. 

Would be most interesting to hear your thoughts if you sailed all the way to Melbourne. 

Cheers

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II, sm#332
Newport, Brisbane

On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Bob Grey renaissanceiii@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Colin, yes it's Renaissance the yard is showing in Sydney.



At 19 May 2015 0:53:52, Colin Streeter colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]amelyachtowners@...'> wrote:

Hi Bob

Congrats on being the first Australian to own a new Amel 55, and its really good to see yet another Amel owner in Australia. With the first ever Amel on display at this years Sydney boat show, we all do hope to see a few more Amel owners down under in time to come. Welcome and feel free to look us up if you are ever in Brisbane. We did the same thing here with the boat on a pontoon at home. Just wish we had more time to use it!

Colin Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, SM#332
Newport, Brisbane. Australia

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 10:54 PM, Bob Grey renaissanceiii@... [amelyachtowners] amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Yes Renaissance will stay in Port Phillip Bay, I get the boat and 18 m dock in Martha's Cove, my darling wife gets to build a new home on the block.


At 16 May 2015 11:39:14, chris@... [amelyachtowners]amelyachtowners@...'> wrote:

Hi Bob,

Are you keeping her down there? If so fantastic news!!

Thanks for your best wishes. Things are off to a messy start but hope they pick up.

Cheers
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: "renaissanceiii@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sat, 16 May 2015 1:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] How do you replace the prop shaft seals on a Amel 55

Hi Chris, yes was in sandy for 6weeks waiting for a dock to be installed at Martha' Cove, good luck with your trip.




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445




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Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Why Amel? Is it the big things or the small things, or both?

Chris Flack
 

Hi Bill,

Funnily enough I had the same thing happen last week :-)

Cheers
Chris
Hemera SM031


-----Original Message-----
From: "yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Fri, 22 May 2015 12:56 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Why Amel? Is it the big things or the small things, or both?

 

Every so often I write on the subject of "why Amel" and I usually point out the small things.


OK, not every boat comes with a vanity table and vanity mirror, but some Amels do have these. BeBe, SM #387 does have these and one of BeBe's crew is constantly using them. Today, that crew member shouted from the aft cabin that "we have a problem."

When she pointed out that the vanity mirror was swinging loosely, I was somewhat relieved regarding the gravity of the situation and knew we were not sinking. Some owners that have the vanity mirror, mounted inside a storage compartment door above the vanity, have noticed that that compartment door does not swing freely like the other compartment doors. Some of you may have noticed why. For everyone else, I will explain why with my usual photos with boxes and arrows that some of you like.

The upper hinge has a bolt thru it with a self-locking nut. This is the only door hinge on the boat made this way. By tightening the nut, the hinge tightens and the swing of the door is limited by the tightness of the nut.


As promised, the photo: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/839900519/lightbox/175871818?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/175871818


To answer the subject line question, I will ask another question: Do you know any other production of custom boat made with this kind of detail of thought and experience?


Best,


Bill

BeBe, #387


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Why Amel? Is it the big things or the small things, or both?

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alan,

It takes years to notice some of the small things that were very important to Henri Amel.

Thanks, Captain Amel!

Bill

On Fri, May 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Brilliant Bill,


I never noticed that !

cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437



Re: Why Amel? Is it the big things or the small things, or both?

yahoogroups@...
 

typo, "any other production of custom boat" should be "any other production OR custom boat"

Bill
BeBe 387 


Re: Why Amel? Is it the big things or the small things, or both?

Alan Leslie
 

Brilliant Bill,

I never noticed that !

cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Why Amel? Is it the big things or the small things, or both?

yahoogroups@...
 

Every so often I write on the subject of "why Amel" and I usually point out the small things.


OK, not every boat comes with a vanity table and vanity mirror, but some Amels do have these. BeBe, SM #387 does have these and one of BeBe's crew is constantly using them. Today, that crew member shouted from the aft cabin that "we have a problem."

When she pointed out that the vanity mirror was swinging loosely, I was somewhat relieved regarding the gravity of the situation and knew we were not sinking. Some owners that have the vanity mirror, mounted inside a storage compartment door above the vanity, have noticed that that compartment door does not swing freely like the other compartment doors. Some of you may have noticed why. For everyone else, I will explain why with my usual photos with boxes and arrows that some of you like.

The upper hinge has a bolt thru it with a self-locking nut. This is the only door hinge on the boat made this way. By tightening the nut, the hinge tightens and the swing of the door is limited by the tightness of the nut.


As promised, the photo: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/839900519/lightbox/175871818?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/175871818


To answer the subject line question, I will ask another question: Do you know any other production of custom boat made with this kind of detail of thought and experience?


Best,


Bill

BeBe, #387


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

eric freedman
 

Kent mine is a mdkav I believe 7.5 kw.

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 8:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Great!  I'd like to meet you and see Kimberlite.

ONAN is MDKAL 6.5mW

Kent


On May 21, 2015, at 12:15 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

What model onan do you have?

I will be in Ny for most of the summer. Hope to see you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 4:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Nope, I don't have one.  That'd be nice to have, do you have a part number or any info on it?

Does your engine have a similar sensor?

Thanks Eric.  Doesn't look like I'll be up your way for another 6-8 wks.  You going to be there this Summer?

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 10:49 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

On my Onan , if I recall correctly, it is mounted on the rubber hose above the fuel pump. I think the hose connects the raw water pump to the heat exchanger. The sensor is sort of disk shaped with a nipple on the bottom and 2 leads on the top. It screws into a pipe in the hose. I believe Bill from BeBe has some photos on the site as the sensor gets clogged with rust and will shut down the engine. It is right in your face if you look near the water pump.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Hi Eric,

Nope, no water flow sensor that I'm aware of...of course that doesn't mean there's not one there (:

Where is it located in the cooling system and what does it look like?

Kent



On May 20, 2015, at 7:41 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I thought there was a water flow sensor on the Onan to prevent this problem. Do you have the raw water vacuum alarm on Kristy?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

My reward is being back on the water again.  No accolades to the guy who just checked the sea chest strainer and forgot to reopen the thruhull before starting the generator...then spent 45 min changing the impeller and fishing blade parts out of the heat exchanger.  I may be my own worst enemy.

 

Still reading -940mv on my hull potential, so happy that there doesn't seem to be any ongoing electrical leak.

 

Thanks to you, Bill, and so many others here, I didn't give up a year or two into owning my dream boat.

 

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 2:21 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Trevor,

 

What do you estimate the chances of that sea chest valve failing when closed? I estimate almost no chance the way it is designed. OK, maybe a lightening strike. If the sea chest valve exploded due to a direct lightning strike, the pump will continue to pump until it runs out of battery and sea water will rise to the level of the waterline. If you have closed the aft valve to the aft watertight compartment, the sea water will be contained in the engine room to about the height of the top of the sea chest. I believe your insurance company would be very happy with the situation because your boat did not sink when the lightning exploded that valve.

 

AND, I never said disconnect to gray water sump pump from the batteries.

 

Duane, unlike Kent's SM Kristy, you have only one valve and it is at the sea chest, and it is probably quite different than the typical thru-hull valve that you have seen before. Take a look at it...you will see.

 

Kent, thanks for adding the information as to what is connected at the battery side of the switch. I think you may be our new electrical expert. ;) You deserve some sort of award for all that you have been through.

 

Bill

BeBe 

 

And

 

 

 

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM, seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

     What do you tell your insurance company if the diesel tank fails, the sea chest valve fails, or the hull gets damaged ,when they ask you who disconnected the batteries?

Regards,

Trevor

Seafever

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

karkauai
 

Great!  I'd like to meet you and see Kimberlite.
ONAN is MDKAL 6.5mW
Kent


On May 21, 2015, at 12:15 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

What model onan do you have?

I will be in Ny for most of the summer. Hope to see you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 4:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Nope, I don't have one.  That'd be nice to have, do you have a part number or any info on it?

Does your engine have a similar sensor?

Thanks Eric.  Doesn't look like I'll be up your way for another 6-8 wks.  You going to be there this Summer?

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 10:49 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

On my Onan , if I recall correctly, it is mounted on the rubber hose above the fuel pump. I think the hose connects the raw water pump to the heat exchanger. The sensor is sort of disk shaped with a nipple on the bottom and 2 leads on the top. It screws into a pipe in the hose. I believe Bill from BeBe has some photos on the site as the sensor gets clogged with rust and will shut down the engine. It is right in your face if you look near the water pump.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Hi Eric,

Nope, no water flow sensor that I'm aware of...of course that doesn't mean there's not one there (:

Where is it located in the cooling system and what does it look like?

Kent



On May 20, 2015, at 7:41 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I thought there was a water flow sensor on the Onan to prevent this problem. Do you have the raw water vacuum alarm on Kristy?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

My reward is being back on the water again.  No accolades to the guy who just checked the sea chest strainer and forgot to reopen the thruhull before starting the generator...then spent 45 min changing the impeller and fishing blade parts out of the heat exchanger.  I may be my own worst enemy.

 

Still reading -940mv on my hull potential, so happy that there doesn't seem to be any ongoing electrical leak.

 

Thanks to you, Bill, and so many others here, I didn't give up a year or two into owning my dream boat.

 

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 2:21 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Trevor,

 

What do you estimate the chances of that sea chest valve failing when closed? I estimate almost no chance the way it is designed. OK, maybe a lightening strike. If the sea chest valve exploded due to a direct lightning strike, the pump will continue to pump until it runs out of battery and sea water will rise to the level of the waterline. If you have closed the aft valve to the aft watertight compartment, the sea water will be contained in the engine room to about the height of the top of the sea chest. I believe your insurance company would be very happy with the situation because your boat did not sink when the lightning exploded that valve.

 

AND, I never said disconnect to gray water sump pump from the batteries.

 

Duane, unlike Kent's SM Kristy, you have only one valve and it is at the sea chest, and it is probably quite different than the typical thru-hull valve that you have seen before. Take a look at it...you will see.

 

Kent, thanks for adding the information as to what is connected at the battery side of the switch. I think you may be our new electrical expert. ;) You deserve some sort of award for all that you have been through.

 

Bill

BeBe 

 

And

 

 

 

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM, seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

     What do you tell your insurance company if the diesel tank fails, the sea chest valve fails, or the hull gets damaged ,when they ask you who disconnected the batteries?

Regards,

Trevor

Seafever

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Holding tank pump-out

seafeverofcuan@...
 

Dear Duane,
                 Please listen to Bill Rouse when he says to all new owners do not change anything for at least a couple of years.
A standard deck fitting as you may know it from your chartering days may be fine in a Marina, but you didn't buy a 'Marina  boat', you bought the finest production ocean passage making boat afloat.
Give yourself a chance, learn how to sail her, then the systems will really make sense.
You always need to remember when thinking about modifying something, will that work, or can I fix it one thousand miles off shore?
Your gearbox is a case in point. We had the same problem some years ago, but destroyed the gearbox. We sailed the boat to shore, anchored off, ordered the new box and heat exchanger, waited six weeks, took out all the broken parts, collected them on shore, ferried them out in the surf and fitted the new box etc.
Fiona my partner weighs 100lbs, we are not big people yet understanding the systems and set up made it easy.
Same with your bilge pump, the power is on the switch side not the battery side as normal, so you need to leave the power on, etc. It is all a little different, but done for really well thought out nautical reasons.
I have lived on board my boat for well over three years and sailed her half way around the world, mostly single handed. You wouldn't believe the modifications I have thought of and yet, tens of thousand of miles later, she is totally original and I would change nothing.
It is a huge learning curve and the more you learn, as an engineer, the more you especially will appreciate Henri Amel.
We are all here to help and our experience has been learned and earned the hard way. Keep the questions coming. 

Good luck and fair winds.

Trevor

Seafever
SM425
Mexico
For sale





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Holding tank pump-out

Duane Siegfri
 

Thanks Alexandre!

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Holding tank pump-out

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Duane,

What ever system is used, it is not the most pleasant things to do! But it gets much better and easier with time!
I did that every Friday for 9 months, before going sailing as the whole area was restricted for dumping.
I used heavy duty thick rubber gloves, wash many times, etc.

Back then, this is one feature I wish was different: larger black water tank.
But now not a factor as I mostly use the Marina facility, and being close fo offshore plus going sailing every weekend, I empty at sea.

On many marinas I stayed in the Bahamas, we end up bringing the topic up and the common answer was #2 at the marina facility and #1 on the boat.
Just make sure to plenty flush (I use fresh water) to avoid the christen build up in the pipes.

To answer your original question, I just measured the holes and they are 7 cm or 2 3/4 “ diameter.

Sincerely, Alexandre


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On Thu, 5/21/15, sailor63109@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Holding tank pump-out
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 11:05 AM


 









Alexandre,

That
has a significant "ugh" factor!  I'm thinking
in terms of putting on a standard deck fitting for a holding
tank. 

Duane









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

eric freedman
 

Kent,

What model onan do you have?

I will be in Ny for most of the summer. Hope to see you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 21, 2015 4:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Nope, I don't have one.  That'd be nice to have, do you have a part number or any info on it?

Does your engine have a similar sensor?

Thanks Eric.  Doesn't look like I'll be up your way for another 6-8 wks.  You going to be there this Summer?

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 10:49 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

On my Onan , if I recall correctly, it is mounted on the rubber hose above the fuel pump. I think the hose connects the raw water pump to the heat exchanger. The sensor is sort of disk shaped with a nipple on the bottom and 2 leads on the top. It screws into a pipe in the hose. I believe Bill from BeBe has some photos on the site as the sensor gets clogged with rust and will shut down the engine. It is right in your face if you look near the water pump.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Hi Eric,

Nope, no water flow sensor that I'm aware of...of course that doesn't mean there's not one there (:

Where is it located in the cooling system and what does it look like?

Kent



On May 20, 2015, at 7:41 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I thought there was a water flow sensor on the Onan to prevent this problem. Do you have the raw water vacuum alarm on Kristy?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

My reward is being back on the water again.  No accolades to the guy who just checked the sea chest strainer and forgot to reopen the thruhull before starting the generator...then spent 45 min changing the impeller and fishing blade parts out of the heat exchanger.  I may be my own worst enemy.

 

Still reading -940mv on my hull potential, so happy that there doesn't seem to be any ongoing electrical leak.

 

Thanks to you, Bill, and so many others here, I didn't give up a year or two into owning my dream boat.

 

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 2:21 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Trevor,

 

What do you estimate the chances of that sea chest valve failing when closed? I estimate almost no chance the way it is designed. OK, maybe a lightening strike. If the sea chest valve exploded due to a direct lightning strike, the pump will continue to pump until it runs out of battery and sea water will rise to the level of the waterline. If you have closed the aft valve to the aft watertight compartment, the sea water will be contained in the engine room to about the height of the top of the sea chest. I believe your insurance company would be very happy with the situation because your boat did not sink when the lightning exploded that valve.

 

AND, I never said disconnect to gray water sump pump from the batteries.

 

Duane, unlike Kent's SM Kristy, you have only one valve and it is at the sea chest, and it is probably quite different than the typical thru-hull valve that you have seen before. Take a look at it...you will see.

 

Kent, thanks for adding the information as to what is connected at the battery side of the switch. I think you may be our new electrical expert. ;) You deserve some sort of award for all that you have been through.

 

Bill

BeBe 

 

And

 

 

 

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM, seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

     What do you tell your insurance company if the diesel tank fails, the sea chest valve fails, or the hull gets damaged ,when they ask you who disconnected the batteries?

Regards,

Trevor

Seafever

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Holding tank pump-out

Duane Siegfri
 

Alexandre,

That has a significant "ugh" factor!  I'm thinking in terms of putting on a standard deck fitting for a holding tank. 

Duane


Re: Maramu bow thruster?

Mike Sweeney
 

Thank you. The one in question that reportedly did not have one is a 1982, hull 108.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

karkauai
 

Nope, I don't have one.  That'd be nice to have, do you have a part number or any info on it?
Does your engine have a similar sensor?
Thanks Eric.  Doesn't look like I'll be up your way for another 6-8 wks.  You going to be there this Summer?
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 10:49 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

On my Onan , if I recall correctly, it is mounted on the rubber hose above the fuel pump. I think the hose connects the raw water pump to the heat exchanger. The sensor is sort of disk shaped with a nipple on the bottom and 2 leads on the top. It screws into a pipe in the hose. I believe Bill from BeBe has some photos on the site as the sensor gets clogged with rust and will shut down the engine. It is right in your face if you look near the water pump.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Hi Eric,

Nope, no water flow sensor that I'm aware of...of course that doesn't mean there's not one there (:

Where is it located in the cooling system and what does it look like?

Kent



On May 20, 2015, at 7:41 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I thought there was a water flow sensor on the Onan to prevent this problem. Do you have the raw water vacuum alarm on Kristy?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

My reward is being back on the water again.  No accolades to the guy who just checked the sea chest strainer and forgot to reopen the thruhull before starting the generator...then spent 45 min changing the impeller and fishing blade parts out of the heat exchanger.  I may be my own worst enemy.

 

Still reading -940mv on my hull potential, so happy that there doesn't seem to be any ongoing electrical leak.

 

Thanks to you, Bill, and so many others here, I didn't give up a year or two into owning my dream boat.

 

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 2:21 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Trevor,

 

What do you estimate the chances of that sea chest valve failing when closed? I estimate almost no chance the way it is designed. OK, maybe a lightening strike. If the sea chest valve exploded due to a direct lightning strike, the pump will continue to pump until it runs out of battery and sea water will rise to the level of the waterline. If you have closed the aft valve to the aft watertight compartment, the sea water will be contained in the engine room to about the height of the top of the sea chest. I believe your insurance company would be very happy with the situation because your boat did not sink when the lightning exploded that valve.

 

AND, I never said disconnect to gray water sump pump from the batteries.

 

Duane, unlike Kent's SM Kristy, you have only one valve and it is at the sea chest, and it is probably quite different than the typical thru-hull valve that you have seen before. Take a look at it...you will see.

 

Kent, thanks for adding the information as to what is connected at the battery side of the switch. I think you may be our new electrical expert. ;) You deserve some sort of award for all that you have been through.

 

Bill

BeBe 

 

And

 

 

 

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM, seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

     What do you tell your insurance company if the diesel tank fails, the sea chest valve fails, or the hull gets damaged ,when they ask you who disconnected the batteries?

Regards,

Trevor

Seafever

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] How do you replace the prop shaft seals on a Amel 55

Bob Grey
 

Colin, yes it's Renaissance the yard is showing in Sydney.



At 19 May 2015 0:53:52, Colin Streeter colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]<'amelyachtowners@...'> wrote:

Hi Bob

Congrats on being the first Australian to own a new Amel 55, and its really good to see yet another Amel owner in Australia. With the first ever Amel on display at this years Sydney boat show, we all do hope to see a few more Amel owners down under in time to come. Welcome and feel free to look us up if you are ever in Brisbane. We did the same thing here with the boat on a pontoon at home. Just wish we had more time to use it!

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, SM#332
Newport, Brisbane. Australia

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 10:54 PM, Bob Grey renaissanceiii@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Yes Renaissance will stay in Port Phillip Bay, I get the boat and 18 m dock in Martha's Cove, my darling wife gets to build a new home on the block.


At 16 May 2015 11:39:14, chris@... [amelyachtowners]amelyachtowners@...'> wrote:

Hi Bob,

Are you keeping her down there? If so fantastic news!!

Thanks for your best wishes. Things are off to a messy start but hope they pick up.

Cheers
Chris

-----Original Message-----
From: "renaissanceiii@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sat, 16 May 2015 1:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] How do you replace the prop shaft seals on a Amel 55

Hi Chris, yes was in sandy for 6weeks waiting for a dock to be installed at Martha' Cove, good luck with your trip.




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Maramu bow thruster?

jjjk12s@...
 

Not the early ones.

 

John, Maramu #91, 1981 (no bowthruster)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

eric freedman
 

Kent,

On my Onan , if I recall correctly, it is mounted on the rubber hose above the fuel pump. I think the hose connects the raw water pump to the heat exchanger. The sensor is sort of disk shaped with a nipple on the bottom and 2 leads on the top. It screws into a pipe in the hose. I believe Bill from BeBe has some photos on the site as the sensor gets clogged with rust and will shut down the engine. It is right in your face if you look near the water pump.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

Hi Eric,

Nope, no water flow sensor that I'm aware of...of course that doesn't mean there's not one there (:

Where is it located in the cooling system and what does it look like?

Kent



On May 20, 2015, at 7:41 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I thought there was a water flow sensor on the Onan to prevent this problem. Do you have the raw water vacuum alarm on Kristy?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Pump cycle counter?

 

 

My reward is being back on the water again.  No accolades to the guy who just checked the sea chest strainer and forgot to reopen the thruhull before starting the generator...then spent 45 min changing the impeller and fishing blade parts out of the heat exchanger.  I may be my own worst enemy.

 

Still reading -940mv on my hull potential, so happy that there doesn't seem to be any ongoing electrical leak.

 

Thanks to you, Bill, and so many others here, I didn't give up a year or two into owning my dream boat.

 

Kent

SM243

Kristy


On May 20, 2015, at 2:21 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Trevor,

 

What do you estimate the chances of that sea chest valve failing when closed? I estimate almost no chance the way it is designed. OK, maybe a lightening strike. If the sea chest valve exploded due to a direct lightning strike, the pump will continue to pump until it runs out of battery and sea water will rise to the level of the waterline. If you have closed the aft valve to the aft watertight compartment, the sea water will be contained in the engine room to about the height of the top of the sea chest. I believe your insurance company would be very happy with the situation because your boat did not sink when the lightning exploded that valve.

 

AND, I never said disconnect to gray water sump pump from the batteries.

 

Duane, unlike Kent's SM Kristy, you have only one valve and it is at the sea chest, and it is probably quite different than the typical thru-hull valve that you have seen before. Take a look at it...you will see.

 

Kent, thanks for adding the information as to what is connected at the battery side of the switch. I think you may be our new electrical expert. ;) You deserve some sort of award for all that you have been through.

 

Bill

BeBe 

 

And

 

 

 

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM, seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

     What do you tell your insurance company if the diesel tank fails, the sea chest valve fails, or the hull gets damaged ,when they ask you who disconnected the batteries?

Regards,

Trevor

Seafever