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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Front opening refridgerator

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello! Please send photos, As I'm also changing cooling unit in the Fridge/freezer as well and thinking of building a freezer where the dish washer use to be, all ideas welcome when in the thought process to find good final solutions

Paul on sykerpa at gmail dot com 
SM#295


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo changes...

Rick Grimes
 

I hit 'send' before I was finished with my message.  But you get the drift. The Amel forum is the single most incredibly useful vehicle for communications among Amel owners yet it sits on an archaic platform that makes it far more difficult (and frustrating) to navigate than necessary.  For one, why can't one simply link to a photo in the archives rather than having to leave "conversations" and navigate into the bowels of the "photos" library to find a photo and then navigate all the way back to the original message? 

I don't have the solution; I'm just throwing the idea of transitioning over to a more contemporary platform only in the context of the implications of changes at Yahoo for the Amel forum archives.  It could be an opportunity to make it easier to access the wealth of knowledge and experience that resides therein...






On Dec 5, 2015, at 11:05 PM, Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I would agree with a lot of that but receiving a simple text message can also be easier if you are in a low bandwidth situation.

I download and tried the yahoo forum offline tool - http://www.personalgroupware.com/index.htm - The trial version fairly quickly downloaded 4000 or so messages - I will try and leave it running and download the rest in the next day or so - the file and photos download didn't seem to work though. If that can be made to work then it would seem an ideal offline tool to have a local copy of the forum messages and would be very useful when away from Internet access. I note also that the creator offers a bulk discount - I wonder if they would give forum members a discounted price.

Also it looks like it exports all the messages and attachments in SQLLite format so it should be technically possible to transform this into a format that could be migrated to another forum.

Andrew
SM 472

On 6 Dec 2015, at 03:25, Rick Grimes rickgrimes1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If I were king of the Amel Forum, I would move away from Yahoo altogether and subscribe to a more contemporary platform--then migrate all the Amel forum archives over to the new platform.  I would look for one that allowed, for example, the ability to post a photo or video--or link to a photo or video --within a message. ("Here's a photo of the bow thruster breaker, Kent, located in the forward port cabin locker..." "Here's a photo of my corroded anchor chain. Do I need a new chain? Or is there a way to clean this up?..." "Here's a link to a YouTube that shows how to dismantle and serviceq the motor for the Furler

Rick & Linda Grimes
S/V "Rascal"
SM2K (#404)
609-932-2307
Sent on the run from my iPhone

On Dec 5, 2015, at 6:46 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I note it says  "download the fully featured trial version", which implies that someone would need to pay for the full version.
I personally think that the glory days of free internet are coming to an end, and seriously, why not, if it was me I wouldn't be providing all this stuff for nothing.
So, we need to find a way to archive all the stuff that is on this group to...a dropbox....or ???
I'm happy to put in the hard yards to do it, if others are...but we need a secure place to put it all
What does everyone else think ???
Cheers'
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fuel Tank Filter, Variprop

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks Eric.  I do have auto prop and yes engine will quickly go to 3500 or more on neutral ... Seems likely fouled prop...

Ben Driver

On Dec 5, 2015, at 7:26 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi,

I assumed you had an autoprop.

Yes you have to drain the tank.

The filter in the tank is similar to the screens in the shower drains.

That is all I can think of. Can you get the engine up to 3000 rpm with the transmission in neutral?

You could also have clogged injectors.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2015 1:17 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fuel Tank Filter, Variprop

 

 

Hi Eric,

Thanks for the info.  I was unaware of such a filter at the fuel valve.  So to check and service it I am assuming you have to empty the fuel tank.  Is the filter a coarse screen?  Anyone else have this clog?

 

Regarding props.  I am sure the Autoprop and Maxprop are excellent but let me throw in another possibility. Our Super Maramu (100 HP Yanmar) has a German Variprop "Blue Water" 4-Blade prop and IMHO it is excellent. Lots of power, lots of speed and zero vibration.  It seems to be a very good match for the SM.  Works well at low to high rpms and in reverse, setting the anchor I have to be careful to make sure the chain does't jump the windlass. In forward it can really punch through chop or hit speed and seems to like to motorsail as well.   It is easy to remove from the shaft and the nut is held in place by torque and then 3 set screws. The factory is extremely responsive and helpful.  When I talked to them by phone they knew my boat and the German owner who had bought the prop.  They will have exactly the specs for a Super Maramu.

 

Again, I cannot compare it to the other props (my Santorin had the fixed 3 blade) but it might be worth a look if you are in the market for a replacement prop.

 

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks Colin.  Can you tell me your max power rpm's and cruising rpm's?

Ben Driver

On Dec 5, 2015, at 12:15 AM, Colin Streeter colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben

We have the same motor and this is exactly what happens immediately when the prop and hull needs cleaning, ie engine revs decrease. I now dive and clean the prop in between replacing the bottom paint, at least 3 x per annum. Amazing how the engine and boat speed pick up automatically with a few hours spent with scuba gear under the boat. These engines tend to run cool so that is normal.

We really like the Yanmar 75 / Amel 53 combination. You have a great engine there which pushes the boat along nicely with well under 3.5l/hr fuel usage at 6.3 - 7kts day in day out based on our trip from Canary Islands to Australia where we did 1000 hours of motoring being a delivery trip with many days of no wind in the Pacific and Atlantic.

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II - Amel 53
Brisbane Australia

On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 1:11 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am sorry that I did not ask if you have cleaned the prop lately. The autoprop is very sensitive to even a small buildup of growth,

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2015 9:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

 

 

Ben,

2 things come to mind. Both of which I have experienced. Was your prop greased or rebuilt?

I had a similar problem till I rebuilt the autoprop. It Is amazing how much just a little play will

Cause you to loose speed.

 

Secondly, Amel uses some kind of blue silicone on the inspection ports on the fuel tank.

I had a problem with the engine slowing down. There is a plastic filter INSIDE the fuel tank at the valve at the bottom. . At one point the engine actually stopped. I took an air horn and put the bell of it over the rubber part of the fuel line and it blew the silicone off of the filter I removed this filter and found it clogged with blue silicone. You need a very thin wrench- we used to call it a tappet wrench- to take apart the fuel valve.

 

My first guess is that your prop needs a rebuild.

If you are in the USA you can get what you need from AB marine and they will rent you the 2 special tools needed for the job. It is not a difficult job just time consuming.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2015 11:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

 

 

I bought my SM in Feb 2015  and there are still many systems I need to better understand.  Most perplexing is I have seen declining engine RPMs since original survey.  Originally boat produced about 3100 RPMs (Yanmar manual says 3600/3800 tops - but I do know Autoprop may limit that number)  but has since declined to 1800.  Not sure why as engine seems to run fine - easy start, no smoke, no roughness at any RPM.  Racor and engine filters are new.  Manual shut off valve in passageway  is wide open (it actually will not shut off motor... but that's another issue).   I do have an Autoprop which was serviced well over a year ago - but not sure - by previous owner. Only other engine oddity as it runs very cold - never over 130F.   Boat has been in the water now for a little over a year with not much motor use.  Any and all suggestions would be welcome. 

 

Ben Driver

SM #347

La Bella Vita




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Not cleaned in over a year not greased in two years 

Ben Driver

On Dec 4, 2015, at 11:11 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I am sorry that I did not ask if you have cleaned the prop lately. The autoprop is very sensitive to even a small buildup of growth,

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2015 9:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

 

 

Ben,

2 things come to mind. Both of which I have experienced. Was your prop greased or rebuilt?

I had a similar problem till I rebuilt the autoprop. It Is amazing how much just a little play will

Cause you to loose speed.

 

Secondly, Amel uses some kind of blue silicone on the inspection ports on the fuel tank.

I had a problem with the engine slowing down. There is a plastic filter INSIDE the fuel tank at the valve at the bottom. . At one point the engine actually stopped. I took an air horn and put the bell of it over the rubber part of the fuel line and it blew the silicone off of the filter I removed this filter and found it clogged with blue silicone. You need a very thin wrench- we used to call it a tappet wrench- to take apart the fuel valve.

 

My first guess is that your prop needs a rebuild.

If you are in the USA you can get what you need from AB marine and they will rent you the 2 special tools needed for the job. It is not a difficult job just time consuming.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2015 11:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

 

 

I bought my SM in Feb 2015  and there are still many systems I need to better understand.  Most perplexing is I have seen declining engine RPMs since original survey.  Originally boat produced about 3100 RPMs (Yanmar manual says 3600/3800 tops - but I do know Autoprop may limit that number)  but has since declined to 1800.  Not sure why as engine seems to run fine - easy start, no smoke, no roughness at any RPM.  Racor and engine filters are new.  Manual shut off valve in passageway  is wide open (it actually will not shut off motor... but that's another issue).   I do have an Autoprop which was serviced well over a year ago - but not sure - by previous owner. Only other engine oddity as it runs very cold - never over 130F.   Boat has been in the water now for a little over a year with not much motor use.  Any and all suggestions would be welcome. 

 

Ben Driver

SM #347

La Bella Vita


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks.. Good to know there is filter in tank 

Ben Driver

On Dec 4, 2015, at 10:51 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

2 things come to mind. Both of which I have experienced. Was your prop greased or rebuilt?

I had a similar problem till I rebuilt the autoprop. It Is amazing how much just a little play will

Cause you to loose speed.

 

Secondly, Amel uses some kind of blue silicone on the inspection ports on the fuel tank.

I had a problem with the engine slowing down. There is a plastic filter INSIDE the fuel tank at the valve at the bottom. . At one point the engine actually stopped. I took an air horn and put the bell of it over the rubber part of the fuel line and it blew the silicone off of the filter I removed this filter and found it clogged with blue silicone. You need a very thin wrench- we used to call it a tappet wrench- to take apart the fuel valve.

 

My first guess is that your prop needs a rebuild.

If you are in the USA you can get what you need from AB marine and they will rent you the 2 special tools needed for the job. It is not a difficult job just time consuming.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2015 11:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

 

 

I bought my SM in Feb 2015  and there are still many systems I need to better understand.  Most perplexing is I have seen declining engine RPMs since original survey.  Originally boat produced about 3100 RPMs (Yanmar manual says 3600/3800 tops - but I do know Autoprop may limit that number)  but has since declined to 1800.  Not sure why as engine seems to run fine - easy start, no smoke, no roughness at any RPM.  Racor and engine filters are new.  Manual shut off valve in passageway  is wide open (it actually will not shut off motor... but that's another issue).   I do have an Autoprop which was serviced well over a year ago - but not sure - by previous owner. Only other engine oddity as it runs very cold - never over 130F.   Boat has been in the water now for a little over a year with not much motor use.  Any and all suggestions would be welcome. 

 

Ben Driver

SM #347

La Bella Vita


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Doing so today 

Ben Driver

On Dec 4, 2015, at 6:14 PM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

the only thing to check at first is your prop: Is it clean? Are the blades rotating free?
Then only, you will put your hands in fuel...

Olivier



On Friday, December 4, 2015 9:45 PM, "rxc@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
I have a Yanmar 75 on my Jeanneau 43 (I follow the Amel list in the hope of one day buying one), and I had this same problem when I first bought the boat.  I have a fixed prop, but the problem turned out to be a clogged fuel pickup tube.  The boat had not been used very much when I bought it (100 hrs at 3 years old), and the dealer who sold the boat to me eventually found that the pickup tube was full of plastic shavings.  Likely left behind when the plastic fuel tank had the fitting installed originally.

You have checked all the obvious source of blockage, and if you find that your prop is not too fouled, then I would recommend pulling the fuel pickup tube.  Some boats have a rubber hose and a screen installed on these pickups (for regulatory reasons), and the screens are known to accumulate debris.

Ralph Caruso
s/v Petillant  Jeanneau SO43DS



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Seems auto prop is most likely ... And easiest to fix 

Ben Driver

On Dec 4, 2015, at 4:45 PM, rxc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I have a Yanmar 75 on my Jeanneau 43 (I follow the Amel list in the hope of one day buying one), and I had this same problem when I first bought the boat.  I have a fixed prop, but the problem turned out to be a clogged fuel pickup tube.  The boat had not been used very much when I bought it (100 hrs at 3 years old), and the dealer who sold the boat to me eventually found that the pickup tube was full of plastic shavings.  Likely left behind when the plastic fuel tank had the fitting installed originally.


You have checked all the obvious source of blockage, and if you find that your prop is not too fouled, then I would recommend pulling the fuel pickup tube.  Some boats have a rubber hose and a screen installed on these pickups (for regulatory reasons), and the screens are known to accumulate debris.

Ralph Caruso
s/v Petillant  Jeanneau SO43DS


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Front opening refridgerator

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Paul
We faced the same thought process you are going through. The first thing we could not find a unit that fit in the same opening without serious modifications to the cabinetry. We had the freezer box removed and replaced it with a large cooling pale that fits on the back wall and is curved to fit on one side. This has proved quite satisfactory and is double in size to the freezer box. We can send a picture of the modification if required.

Paul & Sue LaFrance
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently in Trinidad


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 2015 00:37:38 -0800
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Front opening refridgerator

 

Hello!
I have two questions:
- I like to remove the front opening refrigerator on our SM#259 from 1999 to clean out behind it and clean around the compressor, but I can't find whats securing it, doe's anyone know how to pull it out?
- I think of changing the compressor to a water cooled unit and also the evaporator to save energy and reduce the sound from the fan, does it make sense to do that? I hesitate to buy the new units with drawer as they are very expensive.
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thermostat seems likely as it appears to have  been previously removed. 

Ben Driver

On Dec 4, 2015, at 3:23 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

John,

Good call on the thermostat.

If you do not know how to check it, Google it for lots of information and videos.

Bill
BeBe 387
Gran Canaria

On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 7:21 PM, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ben,

 

For the RPM - something super simple to check first - have you disconnected the throttle cable and checked the revs by directly operating the lever on the fuel pump? Without any other symptoms maybe your throttle cable has gradually become badly adjusted.

The cold running might be due to someone having removed the thermostat or the thermostat not working,

 

John Maramu #91 Popeye (with a Yanmar 75)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

I will check throttle adjustment as lever on helm bottoms out on dash but looking at motor it seems to travel all the  way to factory installed stop screw

Ben Driver

On Dec 4, 2015, at 3:21 PM, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

 

For the RPM - something super simple to check first - have you disconnected the throttle cable and checked the revs by directly operating the lever on the fuel pump? Without any other symptoms maybe your throttle cable has gradually become badly adjusted.

The cold running might be due to someone having removed the thermostat or the thermostat not working,

 

John Maramu #91 Popeye (with a Yanmar 75)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

It does rev freely in neutral.. Prop has had no service in two years 

Ben Driver

On Dec 4, 2015, at 12:31 PM, seafeverofcuan@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben, everything you describe points to a dirty prop and hull. Heavy marine growth particularly on the prop can virtually stop engine. Does it rev freely when in neutral? 

The correct running temp. is 80C around 175 F easily checked with a laser temperature reader to confirm validity of your gauge.
Regards,
Trevor Seafever
SM 425 Redline
Mexico
FOR SALE
$295K






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

I bought my SM in Feb 2015  and there are still many systems I need to better understand.  Most perplexing is I have seen declining engine RPMs since original survey.  Originally boat produced about 3100 RPMs (Yanmar manual says 3600/3800 tops - but I do know Autoprop may limit that number)  but has since declined to 1800.  Not sure why as engine seems to run fine - easy start, no smoke, no roughness at any RPM.  Racor and engine filters are new.  Manual shut off valve in passageway  is wide open (it actually will not shut off motor... but that's another issue).   I do have an Autoprop which was serviced well over a year ago - but not sure - by previous owner. Only other engine oddity as it runs very cold - never over 130F.   Boat has been in the water now for a little over a year with not much motor use.  Any and all suggestions would be welcome. 


Ben Driver

SM #347

La Bella Vita


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Bill, 
It's been six months since anyone looked at bottom .. I'm doing so today.  I did find that prop fittings have not been greased in two years 

Ben Driver
San 347
La Bella Vita 

On Dec 4, 2015, at 12:24 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The most common low rpm cause with an AutoProp is a dirty/fouled AutoProp.

It does not take much fouling to cause the blade(s) on an AutoProp to dig too deeply in the water causing low RPMSs. When was the last time you or someone else dove and inspected the prop.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Fri, Dec 4, 2015 at 4:09 PM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I bought my SM in Feb 2015  and there are still many systems I need to better understand.  Most perplexing is I have seen declining engine RPMs since original survey.  Originally boat produced about 3100 RPMs (Yanmar manual says 3600/3800 tops - but I do know Autoprop may limit that number)  but has since declined to 1800.  Not sure why as engine seems to run fine - easy start, no smoke, no roughness at any RPM.  Racor and engine filters are new.  Manual shut off valve in passageway  is wide open (it actually will not shut off motor... but that's another issue).   I do have an Autoprop which was serviced well over a year ago - but not sure - by previous owner. Only other engine oddity as it runs very cold - never over 130F.   Boat has been in the water now for a little over a year with not much motor use.  Any and all suggestions would be welcome. 


Ben Driver

SM #347

La Bella Vita



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] LOW ENGINE RPMS ON YANMAR 75

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks.   I'm diving the boat today .. It seems most feel prop is most likely.  If not, I'll move through all suggested fixes 
Thanks 
Ben Driver 
SM 347
La Bella Vita

Ben Driver

On Dec 4, 2015, at 12:20 PM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Ben,


I have a Volvo TDM 22 but diesels are diesels…

I encountered these symptoms on another boat… badly crusted propeller…

Other cause might be a faulty turbocharger.  Generally, we tend to baby our engines and this is not good.  I try to run at 80% or more power for 1 hour out of every 24 hrs of engine time.

Third possibility = a collapsed air filter.  BTDT.

Good luck.. at least the trouble shooting should be easy.


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, Amel Super Maramu 007
Porto Turistico Marina di Ragusa, Pontoon M15,
97100 Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
+44 7551 211 511
sy.eleuthera@...


On 4 Dec 2015, at 17:09, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I bought my SM in Feb 2015  and there are still many systems I need to better understand.  Most perplexing is I have seen declining engine RPMs since original survey.  Originally boat produced about 3100 RPMs (Yanmar manual says 3600/3800 tops - but I do know Autoprop may limit that number)  but has since declined to 1800.  Not sure why as engine seems to run fine - easy start, no smoke, no roughness at any RPM.  Racor and engine filters are new.  Manual shut off valve in passageway  is wide open (it actually will not shut off motor... but that's another issue).   I do have an Autoprop which was serviced well over a year ago - but not sure - by previous owner. Only other engine oddity as it runs very cold - never over 130F.   Boat has been in the water now for a little over a year with not much motor use.  Any and all suggestions would be welcome. 


Ben Driver

SM #347

La Bella Vita



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Front opening refridgerator

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

I do not know if your reefer is mounted like mine. However Bill posted instructions as to how to remove it.

I will recap from memory to the right of the refrigerator under the sink there is an Amel black knob.- Remove it.

If you reach under the floorboard in front of the refrigerator  (from the bilge) you will find a black knob holding the floorboard in place . remove it and the floorboard.

Under the refrigerator there is a face panel fastened with a few screws. Remove the face panel. The refrigerator should then be loose. You might have to remove the front door to completely remove the reefer.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2015 3:38 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Front opening refridgerator

 

 

Hello!

I have two questions:

- I like to remove the front opening refrigerator on our SM#259 from 1999 to clean out behind it and clean around the compressor, but I can't find whats securing it, doe's anyone know how to pull it out?

- I think of changing the compressor to a water cooled unit and also the evaporator to save energy and reduce the sound from the fan, does it make sense to do that? I hesitate to buy the new units with drawer as they are very expensive.

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259


Front opening refridgerator

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!

I have two questions:

- I like to remove the front opening refrigerator on our SM#259 from 1999 to clean out behind it and clean around the compressor, but I can't find whats securing it, doe's anyone know how to pull it out?

- I think of changing the compressor to a water cooled unit and also the evaporator to save energy and reduce the sound from the fan, does it make sense to do that? I hesitate to buy the new units with drawer as they are very expensive.

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259


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

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Thanks,

I thought that was who was posting.

Bill
BeBe

On Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 11:52 PM, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

 

Forgot to sign properly.

 

Maramu #91 1981 Popeye, - re-engined this year with Yanmar 4JH4TE 75 HP and removed the Perkins M60 (same engine as a Volvo MD22A.)


 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo changes...

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Wow that’s great.

How much disk space did your messages take? Can it be sorted and searched?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376’

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2015 10:06 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo changes...

 

 

I would agree with a lot of that but receiving a simple text message can also be easier if you are in a low bandwidth situation.

 

I download and tried the yahoo forum offline tool - http://www.personalgroupware.com/index.htm - The trial version fairly quickly downloaded 4000 or so messages - I will try and leave it running and download the rest in the next day or so - the file and photos download didn't seem to work though. If that can be made to work then it would seem an ideal offline tool to have a local copy of the forum messages and would be very useful when away from Internet access. I note also that the creator offers a bulk discount - I wonder if they would give forum members a discounted price.

 

Also it looks like it exports all the messages and attachments in SQLLite format so it should be technically possible to transform this into a format that could be migrated to another forum.

 

Andrew

SM 472


On 6 Dec 2015, at 03:25, Rick Grimes rickgrimes1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If I were king of the Amel Forum, I would move away from Yahoo altogether and subscribe to a more contemporary platform--then migrate all the Amel forum archives over to the new platform.  I would look for one that allowed, for example, the ability to post a photo or video--or link to a photo or video --within a message. ("Here's a photo of the bow thruster breaker, Kent, located in the forward port cabin locker..." "Here's a photo of my corroded anchor chain. Do I need a new chain? Or is there a way to clean this up?..." "Here's a link to a YouTube that shows how to dismantle and serviceq the motor for the Furler

Rick & Linda Grimes

S/V "Rascal"

SM2K (#404)

609-932-2307

Sent on the run from my iPhone


On Dec 5, 2015, at 6:46 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I note it says  "download the fully featured trial version", which implies that someone would need to pay for the full version.
I personally think that the glory days of free internet are coming to an end, and seriously, why not, if it was me I wouldn't be providing all this stuff for nothing.
So, we need to find a way to archive all the stuff that is on this group to...a dropbox....or ???
I'm happy to put in the hard yards to do it, if others are...but we need a secure place to put it all
What does everyone else think ???
Cheers'
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo changes...

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

I would agree with a lot of that but receiving a simple text message can also be easier if you are in a low bandwidth situation.

I download and tried the yahoo forum offline tool - http://www.personalgroupware.com/index.htm - The trial version fairly quickly downloaded 4000 or so messages - I will try and leave it running and download the rest in the next day or so - the file and photos download didn't seem to work though. If that can be made to work then it would seem an ideal offline tool to have a local copy of the forum messages and would be very useful when away from Internet access. I note also that the creator offers a bulk discount - I wonder if they would give forum members a discounted price.

Also it looks like it exports all the messages and attachments in SQLLite format so it should be technically possible to transform this into a format that could be migrated to another forum.

Andrew
SM 472

On 6 Dec 2015, at 03:25, Rick Grimes rickgrimes1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

If I were king of the Amel Forum, I would move away from Yahoo altogether and subscribe to a more contemporary platform--then migrate all the Amel forum archives over to the new platform.  I would look for one that allowed, for example, the ability to post a photo or video--or link to a photo or video --within a message. ("Here's a photo of the bow thruster breaker, Kent, located in the forward port cabin locker..." "Here's a photo of my corroded anchor chain. Do I need a new chain? Or is there a way to clean this up?..." "Here's a link to a YouTube that shows how to dismantle and serviceq the motor for the Furler

Rick & Linda Grimes
S/V "Rascal"
SM2K (#404)
609-932-2307
Sent on the run from my iPhone

On Dec 5, 2015, at 6:46 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I note it says  "download the fully featured trial version", which implies that someone would need to pay for the full version.
I personally think that the glory days of free internet are coming to an end, and seriously, why not, if it was me I wouldn't be providing all this stuff for nothing.
So, we need to find a way to archive all the stuff that is on this group to...a dropbox....or ???
I'm happy to put in the hard yards to do it, if others are...but we need a secure place to put it all
What does everyone else think ???
Cheers'
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

There is only a breaker for the bow thruster control circuits on the main panel above the Galley - there is no breaker for the motor itself as currents can get to over 400 amps

Andrew

SM 472


On 6 Dec 2015, at 03:46, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I do not believe there is a breaker for the bow thruster, There might be a Gigondo fuse somewhere but I doubt it.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2015 6:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Prop Shaft Electrolysis

 

 

Where is the breaker for the bow thruster, if there is one?
Thanks,
Kent
SM253
Kristy