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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Strange Battery charging…

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alex,

You need to get your batteries checked before jumping to any other conclusions.

Be sure they are checked with a digital battery check instrument. My guess is that you have one or more batteries with an internal short.

Be careful that you do not "cook" your battery bank...sounds like you are getting close.

Open it up and touch the batteries...if any of them feel warm or hot, that is probably the problem battery...BUT...surely someone in Tortola has a digital battery checker where they will provide you a printout for each battery.

Bill
BeBe 387
St. John

On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 8:31 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good afternoon,

During the 3 days power outage in Puerto Rico, I noted my batteries were getting weak…
Would not fully recharge.
Accidentally, I reset the Link 10… but it kept the setting, just now showing 100% instead of the 90%.

Due to the lack of wind, I mostly motor to Tortola, then drift for 6 hours to wait for customs and emigration to open, again I noted the batteries were weak (freezer compressor stop).

I have now been at the marina for a month, and something very strange is happening:

The first week, instead to get the usual charge of 0.2 amp/hour on the Link 10, I had 1 Amp hour.
The second week, was over 2 amp/hour charge
The 3rd week, I had 3 Amp/hour charge.
I thought my 40 Amp battery charger could have an issue, so switch to the 60 Amp and still higher charge.
Now I am showing 8 Amp/hour charge ?!?
So the 100% has been reach for 3 weeks and is showing an excess of 470 Amp (above my 100%) which is not possible as my battery bank is only 400 Amp (8 batteries 100 amp each, 4 x 2 in series).

I wish it could be true…
Any idea?
This weekend, going to go back to the smaller charger to see what it charges.

Thanks in advance

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI



[Amel Yacht Owners] Strange Battery charging…

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

During the 3 days power outage in Puerto Rico, I noted my batteries were getting weak…
Would not fully recharge.
Accidentally, I reset the Link 10… but it kept the setting, just now showing 100% instead of the 90%.

Due to the lack of wind, I mostly motor to Tortola, then drift for 6 hours to wait for customs and emigration to open, again I noted the batteries were weak (freezer compressor stop).

I have now been at the marina for a month, and something very strange is happening:

The first week, instead to get the usual charge of 0.2 amp/hour on the Link 10, I had 1 Amp hour.
The second week, was over 2 amp/hour charge
The 3rd week, I had 3 Amp/hour charge.
I thought my 40 Amp battery charger could have an issue, so switch to the 60 Amp and still higher charge.
Now I am showing 8 Amp/hour charge ?!?
So the 100% has been reach for 3 weeks and is showing an excess of 470 Amp (above my 100%) which is not possible as my battery bank is only 400 Amp (8 batteries 100 amp each, 4 x 2 in series).

I wish it could be true…
Any idea?
This weekend, going to go back to the smaller charger to see what it charges.

Thanks in advance

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

James Alton
 

Eric,

   The exterior teak veneer has delaminated and I want to replace or reface the panel.   I would also like to improve the exterior seal during this project.  

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

On Dec 1, 2016, at 3:46 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


James,

Why are you removing the companionway slider?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:a melyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:31 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

 

  



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

James,

Why are you removing the companionway slider?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:31 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

 

 

Alex,

 

   I will be removing my dodger in the future to allow removal of the companionway slider.  It would be great to see your photos.  My email address is:  Lokiyawl2 at aol.com

 

Thanks,

 

James Alton

SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

Arbatax,  Italy

 

On Nov 29, 2016, at 4:35 PM, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Graham, send me your email to alex.paquin@... and I can share some pictures of the surfaces and the dodger removed from the boat.

Alex Paquin

S/V Simpatico

Older Maramu 1981, hull #94

 

 


Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

Alejandro Paquin
 

MARAMU DODGER REMOVAL COMMENTS

 

  •         If the caps are removed there is a risk of water accumulating and sloshing around the dodger frame

  •          There is ample room to rewire the cockpit lamp thought the center support of the dodger facing the bow

  •         We also wired speakers to the sides of the dodger and installed Jabsco connectors which tend to get dirty with copper oxide

  •         The dodger is heavy but can be lifted by two strong people. The only problem is the size and the awkward shape

  •         We removed the dodger to reapply new gelcoat, which we did on all the deck


Alex Paquin

Simpatico

Older Maramu, Hull #94, 1981


Re: Shaft alternator amel maramu

sbmesasailor
 

Hi Nezih,

I won't be back on my boat until the end of this month but I know that the pulley is just as important as the alternator.  You want to make sure that the diameter of the pulley is small enough generate sufficient rpms.  Also, the pulley on the propeller shaft of my boat is a multi-V belt, so the pulley on the alternator had to match that. Finding the right pulley for the alternator may be harder to find than the alternator.  I'm pretty sure the alternator I have is a Motorola product but I don't have the part number at this time.  I can get you the alternator part number and the diameter of the pulley the first week of January if you can wait that long.

Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Shaft alternator amel maramu [1 Attachment]

nezih nezih
 

Ty very much Ian.
Best wishes.


From: Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] ;
To: ;
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Shaft alternator amel maramu [1 Attachment]
Sent: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 5:53:21 PM

 
[Attachment(s) from Ian included below]

Nezih

here is a photo of the shaft alternator from my Santorin (12v). It may
be the same...

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: Shaft alternator amel maramu

Herbert Lackner
 

This is the shaft alternator on the Santorin


Fair winds
Herbert
SN120 KALI MERA, Trinidad, launched in two hours 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

Nat Bossett
 

I'd appreciate a cc as well. I've got a small crack I'm sealing but it
would be nice to know what the joint and structure look like.

-Nathan

Maramu #29

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 05:06:36PM -0500, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
Alex,

Please copy me when you send photos to James. My address: sonsev52 at gmail
dot com.

On Nov 30, 2016 10:37 AM, "James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]"
<amelyachtowners@...> wrote:



Alex,

I will be removing my dodger in the future to allow removal of the
companionway slider. It would be great to see your photos. My email
address is: Lokiyawl2 at aol.com

Thanks,

James Alton
SV Sueno, Maramu #220
Arbatax, Italy

On Nov 29, 2016, at 4:35 PM, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <
amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello Graham, send me your email to alex.paquin@... and I can share
some pictures of the surfaces and the dodger removed from the boat.
Alex Paquin
S/V Simpatico
Older Maramu 1981, hull #94




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Alex,

Please copy me when you send photos to James. My address: sonsev52 at gmail dot com.


On Nov 30, 2016 10:37 AM, "James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Alex,


   I will be removing my dodger in the future to allow removal of the companionway slider.  It would be great to see your photos.  My email address is:  Lokiyawl2 at aol.com

Thanks,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

On Nov 29, 2016, at 4:35 PM, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Hello Graham, send me your email to alex.paquin@... and I can share some pictures of the surfaces and the dodger removed from the boat.

Alex Paquin
S/V Simpatico
Older Maramu 1981, hull #94



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 11 year old Furuno VX2 gear

sailor63109@...
 

Bill,

That sounds like a good idea to me.  If you have Furuno nav gear, have they held up well?  

I believe I have the same Raymarine autopilot gear you do.  Is the Raymarine autopilot networked with the Furuno gear on your boat?

Thanks,
Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 11 year old Furuno VX2 gear

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

You may want to consider picking up extra plotters, GPS, autopilot drives, etc. If you need any of them you have them...at some point you can sell them on ebay for probably what you paid or something less...call whatever the net difference is between cost and selling an insurance policy.

That is what I did and I am happy that I did it.

Bill
BeBe 387
St John USVI

On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 6:37 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

On my 2005 SM, the plotter at the helm (RDP 148) has a glitch: after about 2 minutes the boat position disappears and does not reappear.  I have to shut the the Furuno gear down (including the plotter at the nav desk-RDP 149) to have it back on the helm plotter, but then after about 2 minutes it's gone again.  The plotter at the nav desk has no problem maintaining the position, only the helm plotter.  The helm plotter has the glitch every time.


Troubleshooting, logically, it isn't the network cable to the helm plotter (it only has a network cable and a power cable) since if it gets the position at any time its not the cable.  There is a Hub101 router below that feeds the RDP 148 at the helm, I suppose it could be the Hub.  


I sent the helm plotter RDP 148 in to Furuno to be checked.  If that's the problem I can replace it with a used Ebay o ne for about $600.  That would be much better than the $10k for all new gear, but I'm wondering about the longevity of the whole system.  The helm plotter is out in the weather so it being first to go isn't a surprise.


Anybody have this happen and know the source of the problem? 


Any thoughts on the longevity of 11 year old Furuno gear?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477





11 year old Furuno VX2 gear

sailor63109@...
 

On my 2005 SM, the plotter at the helm (RDP 148) has a glitch: after about 2 minutes the boat position disappears and does not reappear.  I have to shut the the Furuno gear down (including the plotter at the nav desk-RDP 149) to have it back on the helm plotter, but then after about 2 minutes it's gone again.  The plotter at the nav desk has no problem maintaining the position, only the helm plotter.  The helm plotter has the glitch every time.


Troubleshooting, logically, it isn't the network cable to the helm plotter (it only has a network cable and a power cable) since if it gets the position at any time its not the cable.  There is a Hub101 router below that feeds the RDP 148 at the helm, I suppose it could be the Hub.  


I sent the helm plotter RDP 148 in to Furuno to be checked.  If that's the problem I can replace it with a used Ebay one for about $600.  That would be much better than the $10k for all new gear, but I'm wondering about the longevity of the whole system.  The helm plotter is out in the weather so it being first to go isn't a surprise.


Anybody have this happen and know the source of the problem? 


Any thoughts on the longevity of 11 year old Furuno gear?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477




Re: Shaft alternator amel maramu

Ian Park
 

Nezih

here is a photo of the shaft alternator from my Santorin (12v). It may be the same...

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Shaft alternator amel maramu

nezih nezih
 





Hello to everybody,


Since I have amel maramu there wasnt shaft alternator on.


Im looking to buy 12v shaft alternator when Im in usa.


Can anybody give me a brand name, model number and advice shopping company link in usa?


Thank you


SY mahayana

Amel maramu 81


Nezih


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu cockpit canopy

James Alton
 

Alex,

   I will be removing my dodger in the future to allow removal of the companionway slider.  It would be great to see your photos.  My email address is:  Lokiyawl2 at aol.com

Thanks,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

On Nov 29, 2016, at 4:35 PM, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello Graham, send me your email to alex.paquin@... and I can share some pictures of the surfaces and the dodger removed from the boat.

Alex Paquin
S/V Simpatico
Older Maramu 1981, hull #94



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

amelforme
 

Be sure the fuel is clean and contains no water before it goes into your tank. Keep the tank as full as you can. Use an anti-organic additive that not only kills but also breaks down the organic material so it can pass through the filters and be burned and not form a sludge on the bottom of your tank. By the best quality fuel, from a proven safe source that sells a lot of fuel each day. Pre-filter your fuel before it goes into your tank. 

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

On Nov 29, 2016, at 11:00 PM, James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Joel,

   Thank you for the additional information on the Amel tanks, that is indeed helpful.   My Amel is now 29 years old and the tank seems fine,  I am sure that the workmanship and selection of materials has a lot to do with the long life.

   I removed a few gallons of fuel from the lowest point in the tank via suction to check for water accumulation and plan to do the same each season.  Are there any other steps that can help prevent corrosion in my tank internally?

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

   

On Nov 29, 2016, at 3:36 PM, Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have been told by folks at Amel and have observed that the Kirk, Euros, Sharki, Maramu, Mango , Santorin and Super Maramu all had 316L stainless steel tanks installed when built at Amel.

Hope this is helpful.

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

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Re: Assistance requested: ANNAPOLIS AREA (servicing prop shaft wear bearing & seals)

dbv_au@...
 

Hi all,

Many thanks from the AMEL community, some seen and heard, the rest felt, for your support in this 'learning experience'.

To those directly involved in support and solutioneering, even those on the periphery, MANY thanks.

Without going into the gory details, a wearing-out bushing and fresh lip-seals have been installed in strict accordance with the AMEL guidelines, the prop is back on, and we splash tomorrow morning for a toodle around the bay (not too far from shore) to test things out.

BTW, I did not use the speedi-sleeves - they are being held up my sleeve (a-hem) for another day . . .

But the part numbers on the SKF box of the replacement LIP SEALs, for anyone who may find themselves in a similar unfortunate predicament: Bar Code: 7 31 6572 0342 24 | nt 1QAJ 300M 2SC2 | 45X65X8 HMSA10 RG | (in big numbers, so perhaps these are the important ones) 692505.

I have the new genuine prop-service kits on order with AMEL, and will pick them up when next back home for further action as soon as reasonably practicable.  I didn't get to start on the bottom job as planned, nor servicing the bow-thruster this time out either, so Perigee will need to be hauled out again in the not too distant future to attend to these things.  Ah well, the best laid plans . . .

Cheers for now.

David


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

James Alton
 

Joel,

   Thank you for the additional information on the Amel tanks, that is indeed helpful.   My Amel is now 29 years old and the tank seems fine,  I am sure that the workmanship and selection of materials has a lot to do with the long life.

   I removed a few gallons of fuel from the lowest point in the tank via suction to check for water accumulation and plan to do the same each season.  Are there any other steps that can help prevent corrosion in my tank internally?

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax,  Italy

   

On Nov 29, 2016, at 3:36 PM, Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have been told by folks at Amel and have observed that the Kirk, Euros, Sharki, Maramu, Mango , Santorin and Super Maramu all had 316L stainless steel tanks installed when built at Amel.

Hope this is helpful.

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Fuel Tank

 

 

Many thanks, Joel.  I'll keep you posted and take pics. It leaked down to the 60 liter level, so doesn't seem to be on the bottom. Strange, indeed.

Cheers,

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris