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Inverter for Microwave/Outlets

ms42phantom54@...
 

I am installing an inverter in my Amel 54 to power the microwave and 230V outlets. I want to install it exactly per the electrical schematics I have from Amel. I believe this was an option (Mastervolt 2.5-kVA/230V/50Hz) that I do not currently have. The only difference is that I will be putting in a manual transfer switch rather than the automatic switch Amel would have installed. That way I can keep shore power connected in the US and still use the microwave and outlets without having to start the generator or disconnect 60Hz power to the boat, keeping the battery charger running in parallel. The automatic switch would be fine on 50Hz power.


For those out there who have the inverter installed, where is it mounted? In the engine compartment along the portside wall where the battery chargers are mounted? There is not much room there.


Thanks,

Jamie

s/v Phantom Amel 54


Headlining alternatives

woodsdeborah_56@...
 

Hi, a while back there was a thread about replacing headlinings in which one of our members Dave Benjamin mentioned using a material called Lonseal. I was wondering if anyone had experience with this and if so what the results were like. I have searched for a way to contact Dave but in truth I am not that adept at finding my way around this site. However I know that other Amel owners were interested in this product and would really like to hear from anyone who has come up with a way of sorting this problem. Replacing the headlining is a horrid job which I have already done once and it is truly depressing to see the lining we put on 7/8 years ago come away from the roof already! This time it's gonna be for keeps! 

Thanks as always 


Deb 

Orion1 Maramu #42



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Christoph,

I agree with Ann-Sofie. BTW, Wasi was the first of the series of anchors that I like to call "dragon tooth." Then came Rocna and Manson which were inspired by the Wasi Bugel. Wasi offers it in only stainless steel. They also make a stainless steel swivel for the Bugel anchor that is very good. It is called the power ball. BeBe #387 has a Wasi Bugel and a PowerBall. Every year or so, I cut the first two links off of the galvanized chain because of the galvanic reaction between stainless steel and galvanized steel. Regarding the chain issue, it seems to me that if the Santorin came with 8mm, changing to 10mm is problematic because of several issues: The hp of the windlass may not be enough, you will be adding weight to the bow, and the windlass gypsy will have to be changed to match 10mm. If Amel originally specified 8mm, I would buy high quality 8mm galvanized chain and NOT from China.

One additional point. You did not say where you are located, but I suspect somewhere in Europe, possibly the Med. If so you, will find off-brand copies of the Wasi Bugel in Galvanized Steel. I would probably buy one of these.

Most of the people I know who have bought over-sized anchors and/or bought oversized chain did so in an attempt to overcome their faulty anchoring techniques. Of course, some do it out of a desire to be extra safe. I do not know of a single situation where it was safer than having a good (preferably "dragon tooth" type anchor), correctly sized anchor and chain, correct anchoring technique including correct scope of 5:1, or greater.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 7:31 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Because they are selling it? Wasi is in the same family as Rocna, Manson and Spade. We have a Rocna but I think that anyone in that family would be good. Google and check prices, is my advice.

Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila SM#232


Skickat från min iPad

21 nov. 2015 kl. 14:23 skrev christoph.kasper@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi thanks a lot to all of you - very helpfull. From Amel yard I got the information that the original chaine size for the Santorin was 8mm Why do you change to 10mm size - really necessary?

Also they recommand the Wasi anchor - what do you think about that?
Christoph



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Surveyor - San Diego area

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Rasha,

I know a Maramu owner that has almost completed a circumnavigation that lives in Santa Barbara. His boat is in Lanzarote, Canary Islands. He is a very knowledgeable guy about Amels and especially the Maramu. He would be more valuable than ANY surveyor in the San Diego area and he with any surveyor would accomplish much more. I have sent rkhaffagi"at"yahoo.com, your email address, to him to contact you if he has time.


Bill
BeBe 387

On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 2:03 AM, rkhaffagi@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello,
I am new to the group and learning a lot from the discussions. I am about to travel from the east coast to the west coast to purchase a Maramu. This seems to be a  vessel with not much maintenance or refitting done in the past ten years or so, but with a potential reasonably adjusted price.
Can anyone recommend from their experience a good surveyor in the San Diego area or close by?
Thank you in advance,
Rasha 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Because they are selling it? Wasi is in the same family as Rocna, Manson and Spade. We have a Rocna but I think that anyone in that family would be good. Google and check prices, is my advice.

Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila SM#232


Skickat från min iPad

21 nov. 2015 kl. 14:23 skrev christoph.kasper@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi thanks a lot to all of you - very helpfull. From Amel yard I got the information that the original chaine size for the Santorin was 8mm Why do you change to 10mm size - really necessary?

Also they recommand the Wasi anchor - what do you think about that?
Christoph


Surveyor - San Diego area

Rasha Khaffagi
 

Hello,
I am new to the group and learning a lot from the discussions. I am about to travel from the east coast to the west coast to purchase a Maramu. This seems to be a  vessel with not much maintenance or refitting done in the past ten years or so, but with a potential reasonably adjusted price.
Can anyone recommend from their experience a good surveyor in the San Diego area or close by?
Thank you in advance,
Rasha 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Admiralty vs Navionics digital charts Caribbean

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Kent we successfully used CMap which was very accurate. 

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 Nov 21, 2015, at 09:23, karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Happy holidays to all.
I am using PolarViewNS as my laptop-based navigation program.  It is compatible with either S57/S63 vector charts or BSB v3 or v4 raster charts.  Since switching from The Capn (which is no longer supported), I have been using the USA Vector charts by NOAA.  They are very good (and of course the price is right) for US and US territory waters.

I am getting ready to sail south to the Bahamas, and Eastern and Western Caribbean for the next couple of years and am looking at charts of my next sailing area.  The only S57/S63(encrypted) vector charts I have found are the Navionics charts, and the only BSB raster charts the Admiralty charts. They are both very expensive.

I will also be purchasing paper charts of the Western Caribbean and Central America.

Does anyone have an opinion about the usefulness and/or accuracy of the Navionics vs Admiralty charts in the Caribbean?  Any other sources of S57 or S63 vector charts or BSB v3 or v4 raster charts?

What about sources for paper charts of the Western Caribbean and Central America?

Thanks for your ideas,
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently Amelia Island, FL and home in NC for the holidays.



Admiralty vs Navionics digital charts Caribbean

karkauai
 

Happy holidays to all.
I am using PolarViewNS as my laptop-based navigation program.  It is compatible with either S57/S63 vector charts or BSB v3 or v4 raster charts.  Since switching from The Capn (which is no longer supported), I have been using the USA Vector charts by NOAA.  They are very good (and of course the price is right) for US and US territory waters.

I am getting ready to sail south to the Bahamas, and Eastern and Western Caribbean for the next couple of years and am looking at charts of my next sailing area.  The only S57/S63(encrypted) vector charts I have found are the Navionics charts, and the only BSB raster charts the Admiralty charts. They are both very expensive.

I will also be purchasing paper charts of the Western Caribbean and Central America.

Does anyone have an opinion about the usefulness and/or accuracy of the Navionics vs Admiralty charts in the Caribbean?  Any other sources of S57 or S63 vector charts or BSB v3 or v4 raster charts?

What about sources for paper charts of the Western Caribbean and Central America?

Thanks for your ideas,
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently Amelia Island, FL and home in NC for the holidays.



R: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] DOLPHIN carger 24 volt 100 A

Giovanni TESTA
 

Ciao Jan,
the fan works properly, neither I have its relative alarm
I had a tecnichan on board (I replaced the ko elec. speed BG with simrad tridata) and he told me that "may be" the dirty connection between the elect. circuit board / stripe/ and the lamps on the cover. After he cleaned them ( his finger was black !) the charger works better. Now I'm testing every day the the passage from boost to floating and I cross my fingers ;-) 
I have not other solutions than to fix it, because I have no room to replace it with a new one,
all bigger.
Let's see.
All the best, enjoy Cyprus... don't miss Karpathos, Olympos village next 300mg.
Buon Vento
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA N428
Thailand_Krabi Marina

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----Messaggio originale----
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Data: 19-nov-2015 13.25
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Giovanni,

does the charger work for a short period then shut down? The cooling fans on the Reya chargers do tend to fail regularly. I replace them with 24V computer fans using self tapping screws from the outside of the casing which is far less fiddly than the original nuts, washers and bolts.

I am also going to fit 24V regulators in the feed to the fan as I believe that when the charger voltage rises to 28.2V, it may be over stressing the fan motor.

Good luck.

Ian Shepherd SM2K Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus


On 13/11/2015 11:23, gtesta23@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

 Hi to all ,

my Dolphin carger 24 volt 100 A (2003) has RED signal _electronic controller carger out of service.

So, as I'm in Thailand, I think that it  is very difficult to service it with new electronic parts.

I'm planning to replace it with a new one, good to charge also my AGM batteries.

Any experinces or suggestions about ?

all the best

Giovanni TESTA

sv EUTIKIA SM 428

Krabi_Thailand

 





(No subject)

christoph.kasper@...
 

Hi thanks a lot to all of you - very helpfull. From Amel yard I got the information that the original chaine size for the Santorin was 8mm Why do you change to 10mm size - really necessary?
Also they recommand the Wasi anchor - what do you think about that?
Christoph


Hawse pipe replacement

Mike Sweeney
 

Good day everyone,


The hawse pipe in our 1983 Maramu is shot. The fiberglass has split open in several spots, and the (iron) pipe underneath it is crumbling apart. Has anyone had to replace theirs? If so, I'd love to hear how you did it.


Thanks.


Mike

www.zerotocruising.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NMEA Paddlewheel - wiring diagram

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

The Tinley black box takes an input of GPS NMEA and gives an output of B&G paddlewheel. The speed indicated on the B&G instruments will be SOG, but displayed as SOW.

I do not have a real problem with displaying SOG rather than SOW, and the small distortion of the other calculated numbers. Afterall SOG determines your progress toward your destination. Some purists might want to determine the Drift and know the current, but not me, if it means cutting the hull to replace sensors for the B&G Sonic Speed (which are no longer available), or drilling another hole for a paddlewheel.

Sooner or later there will be a single depth/speed through-hull that can be easily installed with B&G.

Bill 
BeBe 387

On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 8:37 AM, leopold.hauer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill

Thank you for your explanation. It means that the Tinley Paddlewheel transforms the NMEA GPS speed sentence to the same signal as  a real Paddlewheel, and not to a NMEA sentence speed thru water. >>

GPS Speed to Log Speed ( VTG > VHW )

So the NMEA Paddlewheel outputsignal must be connected directly to the B&G mainprocessor as shown in your wire diagram and not to the NMEA input at the B&G junction Box.


with best regards


Leo


SM 69 Yin Yang



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NMEA Paddlewheel - wiring diagram

Leopold Hauer
 

Hi Bill

Thank you for your explanation. It means that the Tinley Paddlewheel transforms the NMEA GPS speed sentence to the same signal as  a real Paddlewheel, and not to a NMEA sentence speed thru water. >>

GPS Speed to Log Speed ( VTG > VHW )

So the NMEA Paddlewheel outputsignal must be connected directly to the B&G mainprocessor as shown in your wire diagram and not to the NMEA input at the B&G junction Box.


with best regards


Leo


SM 69 Yin Yang


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Salt water in the bilge

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Yep that's a good fit. Up tight and pined. 

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 Nov 20, 2015, at 14:09, Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

In order to put my locking pin in place I have to apply a bit of finger tension on the cable to raise the locking hole an extra mm to line up properly.
Is this a general procedure. I have no leaks.

Ian ' Ocean Hobo' SN96


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine Problems Amel 54

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Portside is just before Jabins

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 5:26 PM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I will try again on Monday. There was no answering system.

I am in Annapolis at Bert Jabins Yacht Yard

Thanks Ric,
Jamie Wendell



On Friday, November 20, 2015 4:50 PM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
His email is portsidemar@... and the number is 410-263-3302. Someone not always in office, but you can leave a message. Email me directly and I I will help. Where is your boat?
Ric
SN24 Bali Hai Hartges Yacht Yard,
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 3:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine Problems Amel 54
 
 
Well I tried both numbers. The 263-3300 gives me "The Soccer Court." The other never picks up.
Not sure?
Jamie
 
 
On Friday, November 20, 2015 2:58 PM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
He is in Annapolis 410-263-3300 Chri Oliver Jr or CO2 on Edgewood Road 
Cheers!

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 1:38 PM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Ric, I just called them, at least I think this is the Portside Marine you are referencing.
They do not support Volvo Penta diesels - only gasoline. Plus they are in Massachusetts and I am in Maryland.
Thanks for the tip though.
Do I have the wrong outfit?
Jamie
 
 
On Friday, November 20, 2015 1:31 PM, "James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
I have not. I will do so right now.
Thanks,
Jamie
 
 
On Friday, November 20, 2015 9:09 AM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
I assume you contacted Portside Marine. Yes, he is busy, but he is your best answer and a perkins/volvo pro. 
Bali Hai Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 7:40 AM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Trevor, that is quite a story. When I arrived in Annapolis in June, there were many severe thunderstorms and they went on for weeks as I recall. In fact we passed through a really bad one on our way up the Chesapeake and had to "tread water" for several hours until it passed. We were not hit fortunately.
 
I left the boat for a week when we arrived, so I suppose it is possible the boat was hit. If so though, I saw no evidence other than that possible failed sensor on the engine. It does not really seem plausible to me - why just the rail sensor.
 
It is interesting though that several folks out there have experienced a rail pressure sensor failure (for various reasons apparently) and yet the VODIA tests found nothing wrong. The Volvo techs (good or not so good) should not have to systematically change out engine parts to find an electrical problem. What good is that diagnostics tool...............it is supposed to check all the sensors on startup.
 
A may just bite the bullet and buy a new sensor and see what happens. My only other path is a compression test and no one in Annapolis seems capable of doing that. Either they are too "booked up" or do not have the expertise. My current rep told me I would have to buy all the test gear if he had to do it - huh? If that were true I should just buy the equipment and do it myself.
 
Regrettably, I do not have a spare D3 in my garage.
 
Thanks,
Jamie
 
 
 
On Friday, November 20, 2015 3:31 AM, "seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
Jamie,
         Following Tony Robinson's posting re. electrical storm. Is there any way that you can establish if your boat could have been hit by lightening after you left it?
I was sailing up the coast of Brazil in 2009 with four another Amels, there was a 54 called Togwin owned by a very knowledgeable  Frenchman.
Togwin suddenly lost all engine power during an Electrical storm and she was taken in tow by the rest of the group for 350 miles.
The owner well known to the factory, had a new Amel 64 on order and the factory sent out a Volvo technician from France to the Amazon basin.
The man arrived with every conceivable solid state part, meters, etc. and as others have posted, he methodically replaced each sensor until he got the engine to run.
I am not sure exactly who defined that the problem was due to lightening striking the stainless steel rails on the aft coach roof.
Regards,
Trevor
 
Seafever of Cuan
2004 SM 425 Redline
Mexico
For Sale
$ 295,000
 
 
 
 
 
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine Problems Amel 54

James Wendell <ms42phantom54@...>
 

I will try again on Monday. There was no answering system.

I am in Annapolis at Bert Jabins Yacht Yard

Thanks Ric,
Jamie Wendell



On Friday, November 20, 2015 4:50 PM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
His email is portsidemar@... and the number is 410-263-3302. Someone not always in office, but you can leave a message. Email me directly and I I will help. Where is your boat?
Ric
SN24 Bali Hai Hartges Yacht Yard,
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 3:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine Problems Amel 54
 
 
Well I tried both numbers. The 263-3300 gives me "The Soccer Court." The other never picks up.
Not sure?
Jamie
 
 
On Friday, November 20, 2015 2:58 PM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
He is in Annapolis 410-263-3300 Chri Oliver Jr or CO2 on Edgewood Road 
Cheers!

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 1:38 PM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Ric, I just called them, at least I think this is the Portside Marine you are referencing.
They do not support Volvo Penta diesels - only gasoline. Plus they are in Massachusetts and I am in Maryland.
Thanks for the tip though.
Do I have the wrong outfit?
Jamie
 
 
On Friday, November 20, 2015 1:31 PM, "James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
I have not. I will do so right now.
Thanks,
Jamie
 
 
On Friday, November 20, 2015 9:09 AM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
I assume you contacted Portside Marine. Yes, he is busy, but he is your best answer and a perkins/volvo pro. 
Bali Hai Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 7:40 AM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Trevor, that is quite a story. When I arrived in Annapolis in June, there were many severe thunderstorms and they went on for weeks as I recall. In fact we passed through a really bad one on our way up the Chesapeake and had to "tread water" for several hours until it passed. We were not hit fortunately.
 
I left the boat for a week when we arrived, so I suppose it is possible the boat was hit. If so though, I saw no evidence other than that possible failed sensor on the engine. It does not really seem plausible to me - why just the rail sensor.
 
It is interesting though that several folks out there have experienced a rail pressure sensor failure (for various reasons apparently) and yet the VODIA tests found nothing wrong. The Volvo techs (good or not so good) should not have to systematically change out engine parts to find an electrical problem. What good is that diagnostics tool...............it is supposed to check all the sensors on startup.
 
A may just bite the bullet and buy a new sensor and see what happens. My only other path is a compression test and no one in Annapolis seems capable of doing that. Either they are too "booked up" or do not have the expertise. My current rep told me I would have to buy all the test gear if he had to do it - huh? If that were true I should just buy the equipment and do it myself.
 
Regrettably, I do not have a spare D3 in my garage.
 
Thanks,
Jamie
 
 
 
On Friday, November 20, 2015 3:31 AM, "seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
Jamie,
         Following Tony Robinson's posting re. electrical storm. Is there any way that you can establish if your boat could have been hit by lightening after you left it?
I was sailing up the coast of Brazil in 2009 with four another Amels, there was a 54 called Togwin owned by a very knowledgeable  Frenchman.
Togwin suddenly lost all engine power during an Electrical storm and she was taken in tow by the rest of the group for 350 miles.
The owner well known to the factory, had a new Amel 64 on order and the factory sent out a Volvo technician from France to the Amazon basin.
The man arrived with every conceivable solid state part, meters, etc. and as others have posted, he methodically replaced each sensor until he got the engine to run.
I am not sure exactly who defined that the problem was due to lightening striking the stainless steel rails on the aft coach roof.
Regards,
Trevor
 
Seafever of Cuan
2004 SM 425 Redline
Mexico
For Sale
$ 295,000
 
 
 
 
 
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine Problems Amel 54

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

His email is portsidemar@... and the number is 410-263-3302. Someone not always in office, but you can leave a message. Email me directly and I I will help. Where is your boat?

Ric

SN24 Bali Hai Hartges Yacht Yard,

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, November 20, 2015 3:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine Problems Amel 54

 

 

Well I tried both numbers. The 263-3300 gives me "The Soccer Court." The other never picks up.

Not sure?

Jamie

 

 

On Friday, November 20, 2015 2:58 PM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

He is in Annapolis 410-263-3300 Chri Oliver Jr or CO2 on Edgewood Road 

Cheers!

Ric Gottschalk

Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc

Office 410-923-5800

Fax 410-923-5802


On Nov 20, 2015, at 1:38 PM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ric, I just called them, at least I think this is the Portside Marine you are referencing.

They do not support Volvo Penta diesels - only gasoline. Plus they are in Massachusetts and I am in Maryland.

Thanks for the tip though.

Do I have the wrong outfit?

Jamie

 

 

On Friday, November 20, 2015 1:31 PM, "James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

I have not. I will do so right now.

Thanks,

Jamie

 

 

On Friday, November 20, 2015 9:09 AM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

I assume you contacted Portside Marine. Yes, he is busy, but he is your best answer and a perkins/volvo pro. 

Bali Hai Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk

Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc

Office 410-923-5800

Fax 410-923-5802


On Nov 20, 2015, at 7:40 AM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Trevor, that is quite a story. When I arrived in Annapolis in June, there were many severe thunderstorms and they went on for weeks as I recall. In fact we passed through a really bad one on our way up the Chesapeake and had to "tread water" for several hours until it passed. We were not hit fortunately.

 

I left the boat for a week when we arrived, so I suppose it is possible the boat was hit. If so though, I saw no evidence other than that possible failed sensor on the engine. It does not really seem plausible to me - why just the rail sensor.

 

It is interesting though that several folks out there have experienced a rail pressure sensor failure (for various reasons apparently) and yet the VODIA tests found nothing wrong. The Volvo techs (good or not so good) should not have to systematically change out engine parts to find an electrical problem. What good is that diagnostics tool...............it is supposed to check all the sensors on startup.

 

A may just bite the bullet and buy a new sensor and see what happens. My only other path is a compression test and no one in Annapolis seems capable of doing that. Either they are too "booked up" or do not have the expertise. My current rep told me I would have to buy all the test gear if he had to do it - huh? If that were true I should just buy the equipment and do it myself.

 

Regrettably, I do not have a spare D3 in my garage.

 

Thanks,

Jamie

 

 

 

On Friday, November 20, 2015 3:31 AM, "seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Jamie,

         Following Tony Robinson's posting re. electrical storm. Is there any way that you can establish if your boat could have been hit by lightening after you left it?

I was sailing up the coast of Brazil in 2009 with four another Amels, there was a 54 called Togwin owned by a very knowledgeable  Frenchman.

Togwin suddenly lost all engine power during an Electrical storm and she was taken in tow by the rest of the group for 350 miles.

The owner well known to the factory, had a new Amel 64 on order and the factory sent out a Volvo technician from France to the Amazon basin.

The man arrived with every conceivable solid state part, meters, etc. and as others have posted, he methodically replaced each sensor until he got the engine to run.

I am not sure exactly who defined that the problem was due to lightening striking the stainless steel rails on the aft coach roof.

Regards,

Trevor

 

Seafever of Cuan

2004 SM 425 Redline

Mexico

For Sale

$ 295,000

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine Problems Amel 54

James Wendell <ms42phantom54@...>
 

Well I tried both numbers. The 263-3300 gives me "The Soccer Court." The other never picks up.
Not sure?
Jamie



On Friday, November 20, 2015 2:58 PM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
He is in Annapolis 410-263-3300 Chri Oliver Jr or CO2 on Edgewood Road 
Cheers!

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 1:38 PM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Ric, I just called them, at least I think this is the Portside Marine you are referencing.
They do not support Volvo Penta diesels - only gasoline. Plus they are in Massachusetts and I am in Maryland.
Thanks for the tip though.
Do I have the wrong outfit?
Jamie



On Friday, November 20, 2015 1:31 PM, "James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I have not. I will do so right now.
Thanks,
Jamie



On Friday, November 20, 2015 9:09 AM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I assume you contacted Portside Marine. Yes, he is busy, but he is your best answer and a perkins/volvo pro. 
Bali Hai Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 7:40 AM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Trevor, that is quite a story. When I arrived in Annapolis in June, there were many severe thunderstorms and they went on for weeks as I recall. In fact we passed through a really bad one on our way up the Chesapeake and had to "tread water" for several hours until it passed. We were not hit fortunately.

I left the boat for a week when we arrived, so I suppose it is possible the boat was hit. If so though, I saw no evidence other than that possible failed sensor on the engine. It does not really seem plausible to me - why just the rail sensor.

It is interesting though that several folks out there have experienced a rail pressure sensor failure (for various reasons apparently) and yet the VODIA tests found nothing wrong. The Volvo techs (good or not so good) should not have to systematically change out engine parts to find an electrical problem. What good is that diagnostics tool...............it is supposed to check all the sensors on startup.

A may just bite the bullet and buy a new sensor and see what happens. My only other path is a compression test and no one in Annapolis seems capable of doing that. Either they are too "booked up" or do not have the expertise. My current rep told me I would have to buy all the test gear if he had to do it - huh? If that were true I should just buy the equipment and do it myself.

Regrettably, I do not have a spare D3 in my garage.

Thanks,
Jamie





On Friday, November 20, 2015 3:31 AM, "seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Jamie,
         Following Tony Robinson's posting re. electrical storm. Is there any way that you can establish if your boat could have been hit by lightening after you left it?
I was sailing up the coast of Brazil in 2009 with four another Amels, there was a 54 called Togwin owned by a very knowledgeable  Frenchman.
Togwin suddenly lost all engine power during an Electrical storm and she was taken in tow by the rest of the group for 350 miles.
The owner well known to the factory, had a new Amel 64 on order and the factory sent out a Volvo technician from France to the Amazon basin.
The man arrived with every conceivable solid state part, meters, etc. and as others have posted, he methodically replaced each sensor until he got the engine to run.
I am not sure exactly who defined that the problem was due to lightening striking the stainless steel rails on the aft coach roof.
Regards,
Trevor

Seafever of Cuan
2004 SM 425 Redline
Mexico
For Sale
$ 295,000











Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine Problems Amel 54

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Whoops 410-923-3302

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 1:38 PM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ric, I just called them, at least I think this is the Portside Marine you are referencing.
They do not support Volvo Penta diesels - only gasoline. Plus they are in Massachusetts and I am in Maryland.
Thanks for the tip though.
Do I have the wrong outfit?
Jamie



On Friday, November 20, 2015 1:31 PM, "James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I have not. I will do so right now.
Thanks,
Jamie



On Friday, November 20, 2015 9:09 AM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I assume you contacted Portside Marine. Yes, he is busy, but he is your best answer and a perkins/volvo pro. 
Bali Hai Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 7:40 AM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Trevor, that is quite a story. When I arrived in Annapolis in June, there were many severe thunderstorms and they went on for weeks as I recall. In fact we passed through a really bad one on our way up the Chesapeake and had to "tread water" for several hours until it passed. We were not hit fortunately.

I left the boat for a week when we arrived, so I suppose it is possible the boat was hit. If so though, I saw no evidence other than that possible failed sensor on the engine. It does not really seem plausible to me - why just the rail sensor.

It is interesting though that several folks out there have experienced a rail pressure sensor failure (for various reasons apparently) and yet the VODIA tests found nothing wrong. The Volvo techs (good or not so good) should not have to systematically change out engine parts to find an electrical problem. What good is that diagnostics tool...............it is supposed to check all the sensors on startup.

A may just bite the bullet and buy a new sensor and see what happens. My only other path is a compression test and no one in Annapolis seems capable of doing that. Either they are too "booked up" or do not have the expertise. My current rep told me I would have to buy all the test gear if he had to do it - huh? If that were true I should just buy the equipment and do it myself.

Regrettably, I do not have a spare D3 in my garage.

Thanks,
Jamie





On Friday, November 20, 2015 3:31 AM, "seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Jamie,
         Following Tony Robinson's posting re. electrical storm. Is there any way that you can establish if your boat could have been hit by lightening after you left it?
I was sailing up the coast of Brazil in 2009 with four another Amels, there was a 54 called Togwin owned by a very knowledgeable  Frenchman.
Togwin suddenly lost all engine power during an Electrical storm and she was taken in tow by the rest of the group for 350 miles.
The owner well known to the factory, had a new Amel 64 on order and the factory sent out a Volvo technician from France to the Amazon basin.
The man arrived with every conceivable solid state part, meters, etc. and as others have posted, he methodically replaced each sensor until he got the engine to run.
I am not sure exactly who defined that the problem was due to lightening striking the stainless steel rails on the aft coach roof.
Regards,
Trevor

Seafever of Cuan
2004 SM 425 Redline
Mexico
For Sale
$ 295,000









Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine Problems Amel 54

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

He is in Annapolis 410-263-3300 Chri Oliver Jr or CO2 on Edgewood Road 
Cheers!

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 1:38 PM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ric, I just called them, at least I think this is the Portside Marine you are referencing.
They do not support Volvo Penta diesels - only gasoline. Plus they are in Massachusetts and I am in Maryland.
Thanks for the tip though.
Do I have the wrong outfit?
Jamie



On Friday, November 20, 2015 1:31 PM, "James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I have not. I will do so right now.
Thanks,
Jamie



On Friday, November 20, 2015 9:09 AM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I assume you contacted Portside Marine. Yes, he is busy, but he is your best answer and a perkins/volvo pro. 
Bali Hai Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Nov 20, 2015, at 7:40 AM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Trevor, that is quite a story. When I arrived in Annapolis in June, there were many severe thunderstorms and they went on for weeks as I recall. In fact we passed through a really bad one on our way up the Chesapeake and had to "tread water" for several hours until it passed. We were not hit fortunately.

I left the boat for a week when we arrived, so I suppose it is possible the boat was hit. If so though, I saw no evidence other than that possible failed sensor on the engine. It does not really seem plausible to me - why just the rail sensor.

It is interesting though that several folks out there have experienced a rail pressure sensor failure (for various reasons apparently) and yet the VODIA tests found nothing wrong. The Volvo techs (good or not so good) should not have to systematically change out engine parts to find an electrical problem. What good is that diagnostics tool...............it is supposed to check all the sensors on startup.

A may just bite the bullet and buy a new sensor and see what happens. My only other path is a compression test and no one in Annapolis seems capable of doing that. Either they are too "booked up" or do not have the expertise. My current rep told me I would have to buy all the test gear if he had to do it - huh? If that were true I should just buy the equipment and do it myself.

Regrettably, I do not have a spare D3 in my garage.

Thanks,
Jamie





On Friday, November 20, 2015 3:31 AM, "seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Jamie,
         Following Tony Robinson's posting re. electrical storm. Is there any way that you can establish if your boat could have been hit by lightening after you left it?
I was sailing up the coast of Brazil in 2009 with four another Amels, there was a 54 called Togwin owned by a very knowledgeable  Frenchman.
Togwin suddenly lost all engine power during an Electrical storm and she was taken in tow by the rest of the group for 350 miles.
The owner well known to the factory, had a new Amel 64 on order and the factory sent out a Volvo technician from France to the Amazon basin.
The man arrived with every conceivable solid state part, meters, etc. and as others have posted, he methodically replaced each sensor until he got the engine to run.
I am not sure exactly who defined that the problem was due to lightening striking the stainless steel rails on the aft coach roof.
Regards,
Trevor

Seafever of Cuan
2004 SM 425 Redline
Mexico
For Sale
$ 295,000