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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sea water chest [1 Attachment]

Ron Hynes <riffhynes@...>
 

Bill, thank you very much for all your help but the early Amels were early in the evolutionary path. Hull #29 has a 90 degree elbow on the bottom of the sea chest that attaches to a 75mm hose that is "U" shaped and is about 90cm in length. This hose terminates at a ball valve that is mounted on a fiberglass elbow that exits the hull. No way to force any brush down this tortuous path. We first removed all the hoses from the sea chest with the exception of the engine supply as this was only a few cm's from the bulkhead and had no play in it. The sea chest was then unbolted from the bulkhead and moved forward to pull out of the engine supply hose. The sea chest could then be raised and removed from the large supply hose. The large hose was then removed from the sea cock. This hose was completely blocked by spaghetti-like marine growth. These were easily removed and the sea chest cleaned. The only area still to be cleaned is the fiberglasses elbow on the hull. As I said earlier, a diver cleaned about 20cm into the opening but didn't clean out the elbow. We will dive on it today and remove this growth. 

Thanks again for your time and expertise. Unfortunately, we were so involved we didn't take any photos.  We used a GoPro before starting tat really was helpful in planning the operation. 

Ron Hynes
954.319.0944

On Apr 1, 2017, at 10:44 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ron,

That is because you need to "login with your Yahoo user name and password to be able to view photos and upload or download files and photos.

I CC'd you of this email and I attached the photo that I downloaded for you...you should login on the website because there are lots of things available there. The dimensions for this tool are for a Super Maramu...maybe you can use this idea and make one to fit your Meltem.

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 2:05 PM, Ron Hynes riffhynes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Thanks for your help, much appreciated. I recently joined this group and while I can read conversations, for some reason I am precluded from viewing photos.

Ron Hynes

On Apr 1, 2017, at 2:35 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

Yes, there is a photo for the tool with dimensions that I uploaded. 

Search for "sea chest tools" in Photos on the Amel Yacht Owner's Yahoo website. 

You will find the tool I made that cleans from the top of the sea chest. I used this tool at least 8 times while circumnavigating. A few times for plastic removal, once for jellyfish and the rest for growth. Don't leave port without something to clean this!

The inside of that conduit from the outside of the hull to the ball valve is usually missed during the application of antifouling and, it is perfect for barnacle or mussel growth with the huge flow of water. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Galveston Island
Sent using Google Fi
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Apr 1, 2017 05:53, "Ron Hynes riffhynes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

I have a '76 Meltem and have recently experienced a blockage below the sea cock feeding the chest. A diver was able to clear about 20cm from the hull surface to where the hose makes a 90 degree bend but was unable to clear further. Any ideas as to clear this last area would be appreciated.

Riff on Swan Song, Amel #29




Re: Amel 53 Super Maramu 2000 for sale

Steve Bell s/y Dusk SM378
 

Hi Bob,
          I have sent you an email please confirm.
regards
steve


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Smoking Gun...

Porter McRoberts
 

Excellent and very helpful advice everyone. Very much appreciated.
This week a prop switch-out back to the original and a retest.
Servicing of the auto-prop for sure.
We will see what happens!

Thank you Bill, Oliver, Alexandre,Eric, Drew and all the others.

What a resource.

Porter


On Apr 1, 2017, at 5:26 AM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hello Porter,

as Mark says, you should be able to turn the blades with one finger. If not, the blades cannot take the same pitch and overload the engine.
This is a problem with the ball bearings of the blades. These are watertight ball bearings with steel balls (unlike the first generation of AUTOPROPS with open bearings and stainless steel balls). They need to be greased every time the boat is hauled out and at least once a year. These ones may not be watertight anymore, and the balls got rusty. They will probably need replacement. Did someone try to grease the bearings before launching?
The second problem was that the blades were fouled, and from what I see, the fouling may take off 20% of the engine's power (even with new bearings). I guess the prop is now clean!!

So, don't touch the engine until you have an AUTOPROP in working order. You could make the engine tests with the fixed prop that is originally supplied with the 54, as I guess the sellers will not be able to get new bearings and replace them quickly.

Have a nice day.

Olivier


On Saturday, April 1, 2017 6:11 AM, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... <mailto:kimberlite@...> [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>> wrote:



The rebuild of the prop is simple, it just takes time. You can do it yourself.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376


From: amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...> [mailto:amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>]
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 5:54 PM
To: amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Smoking Gun...


I totally agree with Bill

6 months ago, my Auto prop was dirty (not as bas as the one on the video) and I had lot of black smoke and couldn't exceed 1350 rpm...
I scuba dive, cleaned it, then was back to 2400 rpm.

Since you already put out money for trip, haul out, etc. have the current owner have the propeller "properly" rebuilt (had mine 2 years ago) then go again for a test.
May be you split the cost. If it solves the problem, like I think it will do, then good. But should the engine still smoke, then i would pass...

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA

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On Fri, 3/31/17, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... <mailto:yahoogroups@...> [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Smoking Gun...
To: "amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>" <amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>>
Date: Friday, March 31, 2017, 4:38 PM












Porter that prop is fouled
enough to be the source of all of your issues.
I cannot guarantee that it is 100%
of the source, but probably is.
Bill
On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at
12:40 PM, W Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... <mailto:portermcroberts@...>
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners@...>>
wrote:

























Bill
Included
below is a video showing the smoke as well as the belly of
the beast and the prop itself.I include the video so you can
asses as well.I really appreciate your
thoughts!

Porter
https://youtu.be/uUDC1Wu_KuU



On Mar
30, 2017, at 1:37 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... <mailto:yahoogroups@...>
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com <mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.%0bcom>> wrote:

Porter,
I am
really very surprised that Dave Huffman, the broker, the
Volvo mechanics, and Nigel Calder never asked if the
propellor was clean. The number one cause of the symptoms
you mentioned is an overloaded diesel engine. The number one
cause of an overloaded diesel on an Amel with an AutoProp is
growth on the blades...even a small amount of growth. Growth
causes the blades to pitch too much, biting too much water
and overloads the engine.
Also, from my experience, people
like Nigel Calder who make imperative and absolute
statements like "...should never smoke
and is indicative of a serious issue,"
are only correct the majority of the time and usually
provide good advice for gamblers. I hate
gambling.
So, I
will ask you: Is the propellor clean?
The other thing that I sometimes
hear from experts is that the H6 AutoProp is too large or
too small. Evidence that it is correct for a SM and a 54 is
that over 600 Amels are operating with them...I believe that
fact is much more credible than anyone's
opinion.
Lastly, some
of the Volvo D-3 110 have issues that sometimes even experts
cannot figure out. If you own a good one, you will love
it...if you own a bad one, good luck. That said, the chances
of that Volvo being a good one are very high because based
on the hull number, that engine was probably made in
Volvo's 4th-5th year of production of the D3
110.
My advice,
thoroughly clean that propellor and try things
again.
Best,
BillX-BeBe
On Thu, Mar 30, 2017 at
10:43 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... <mailto:mcerdos@...> [
amelyachtowners] <amelyachtown
ers@... <mailto:ers@...>> wrote:

Porter, I’m not sure
why you would trust the opinion of a group member rather
than your own instincts and opinions of the expert
mechanics? You seem convinced the boat has an issue and I
seriously doubt even the most knowledgeable members of this
group can guide or are willing to guide you down a
particular path. If
this is the boat for you, then reach a deal with the owner.
Or, cut your losses and look for another
boat. With best
regards, Mark SkipperSailing Vessel
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275Currenlty
cruising – Turks and Caicos
Islandswww.creampuff.us <http://islandswww.creampuff.us/>




W.
Porter McRoberts MD FAAPMR ABPMR ABA/PainDirector
Interventional Spine, Pain Medicine,
NeurosurgeryHoly Cross
HospitalFort Lauderdale,
FL Assistant Professor, University of
Miami School of Medicinewww.fouribis.comwww.internationalhouseofpain.
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Re: I dont think it is the same engine as mine Isolated ground on a Yanmar

James Sterling
 

Eric

I'll email you some photos when I get caught up on other stuff in a few days.
Many thanks.
James


Re: I dont think it is the same engine as mine Isolated ground on a Yanmar

James Sterling
 

Bill

I couldn’t speak publicly about the abuse she suffered.  Some that have been on the boat before and since you were, had trouble believing she was the same boat.  My standard is that everything must work as designed and intended.  There were only 3 working lights on the boat when I bought her.  My repair list since August is page after page of single line listings.  Things like the bow thruster and its wiring to the helm have been repaired or replaced and overhauled.  She was hauled, stripped and new barrier coat, then 3 coats of Trinidad.  Standing rigging was replaced.  A new mainsail is on order and the rest scheduled for later in the year.  Running rigging replaced.  Leaks, wriing, pumps plumbing etc., have been replaced or dealt with.  She will probably get a new generator this year when I add solar.  Most of the mystery wiring has been resolved.  I thought I would probably have to re-power her along with the generator, but she runs good and I’m going to push back on that, but the turbo is at TBO.  She’s had a complete Furuno electronics refit and the Icom 802 has been rebuilt.  I’m still chasing some RFI issues.  The ground strap in the bilge is broken.  I’m not surprised that there are ground issues on the engine but this one is new.  If something is questionable it’s replaced.  I don’t think I’ve done badly for someone who never used a multi-meter until 8 months ago, I learn quickly.  This is my first sailboat.  She may never reach BeBe’s standard but I’ll say this.  205 miles slip to slip, including transit of Galveston and Corpus Christi bays, she made it in 24.5 hours.  I think I can safely say she’s an Amel again. I really appreciate the help of the group.


BAMAR BOOM BRAKE - PREVENTER

Alejandro Paquin
 

Good day to all.

I have a Bamar boom brake or preventer that unfortunately was taken apart and cannot figure out how to thread the line though the three pulleys inside, so I cannot make it work. I cannot find a manual onboard or online. Does anyone have any idea?

I am uploading some pictures of the unit shortly.


Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO

Maramu hull #94



4JH3HTE REWIRE

eric freedman
 

Sorry for the misspellings it is late over here.

I have posted some more photos with the above title. Note the one photo of the black wire that is daisy chained to all the negative stuff on the engine. This was the problem on Kimberlite.

If you look carefully at the valeo solenoid you will see all the instrument and sender negatives individually joined at the solenoid. I also ran the harness’s over the top of the turbo for easier service.

Fair winds,

Eric

SM 376

 

https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/photostream/lightbox/1191769196?orderBy=mtime&sortOrder=desc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/1964483932

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, April 02, 2017 12:58 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] 4JH3HTE REWIRE

 

 


4JH3HTE REWIRE

eric freedman
 

I have posted some more photos with the above tiltl. Note the one photo of the black wire that is daisy chained to all the negative stuff on the engine. This was the problem on Kimberlire.

If you look carefully at the valeo solenoid tou will see att the instrument and sender negative individually joined at the solenoid. I also ran the harneses over the top of the turbo for easier service.

Fair winds,

Eric

SM 376


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Autoprop Plastic Cap and Zinc Anode Sources

william_maffei@...
 

FYI: Here is the link to the rudder zincs I use. I stepped up the size and they are great. 
R-5 discs fit perfectly, just need to bore the center a tad. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Autoprop Plastic Cap and Zinc Anode Sources

william_maffei@...
 

If I remember correctly, Amel is the only source for the plastic H6 prop caps. I am not even sure they are available anymore. I buy the zinc (H6) anodes from boatzincs.com http://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html
They work great but they really never need replacing if your Amel is wired properly. I have never in 2 years had to change this anode. The only anodes that do anything are on the rudder. 

Cheers,

Bill Maffei
SM #195
It's all Good 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: I dont think it is the same engine as mine Isolated ground on a Yanmar

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

James,

I know SM #418. She was previously "Lady H." When I looked at Lady H, she had all sorts of "mystery wiring" and in a lot of places. I have to hand it to you if you cleaned all of that up and got it back to being an Amel.

Congratulations.

Best,

Bill

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 2:31 PM, jamessterling88@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill.

I have hull #418.  I've done an extensive refit and I'm currently in Corpus Christi.

James



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sea water chest

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ron,

That is because you need to "login with your Yahoo user name and password to be able to view photos and upload or download files and photos.

I CC'd you of this email and I attached the photo that I downloaded for you...you should login on the website because there are lots of things available there. The dimensions for this tool are for a Super Maramu...maybe you can use this idea and make one to fit your Meltem.

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 2:05 PM, Ron Hynes riffhynes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Thanks for your help, much appreciated. I recently joined this group and while I can read conversations, for some reason I am precluded from viewing photos.

Ron Hynes

On Apr 1, 2017, at 2:35 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

Yes, there is a photo for the tool with dimensions that I uploaded. 

Search for "sea chest tools" in Photos on the Amel Yacht Owner's Yahoo website. 

You will find the tool I made that cleans from the top of the sea chest. I used this tool at least 8 times while circumnavigating. A few times for plastic removal, once for jellyfish and the rest for growth. Don't leave port without something to clean this!

The inside of that conduit from the outside of the hull to the ball valve is usually missed during the application of antifouling and, it is perfect for barnacle or mussel growth with the huge flow of water. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Galveston Island
Sent using Google Fi
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Apr 1, 2017 05:53, "Ron Hynes riffhynes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

I have a '76 Meltem and have recently experienced a blockage below the sea cock feeding the chest. A diver was able to clear about 20cm from the hull surface to where the hose makes a 90 degree bend but was unable to clear further. Any ideas as to clear this last area would be appreciated.

Riff on Swan Song, Amel #29




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Autoprop Plastic Cap and Zinc Anode Sources

eric freedman
 

AB marine is the other Brutons distributor.

I find them to be great. They even rented me the special tools to rebuild the prop.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

AB Marine
747 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown
RI 02842
USA

Email:- sales@...

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2017 4:59 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Autoprop Plastic Cap and Zinc Anode Sources

 

 

Hello All,

Here are sources for both the plastic cap that Amel installed in leiu of the Autoprop zinc, and for the actual zinc-zinc for the Autoprop,including the H-6 that many SM's and 54's have.

They call the plastic cap a "plastic zinc" even though it is all plastic.
The source is King Propulsion in Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA tel. +1 757 962 9219
kingpropulsion dot com
roderick.sampson"at"kingpropulsion"dot"com
About $36.00 US plus shipping for the H-6 Autoprop plastic cap with fasteners.

King Propulsion is a USA manufacturer's representative for Bruntons Autoprop so they also have the bearing rebuild kits. I have to commend Rod there because he also sells the O.E.M. zinc-zincs, but said he couldn't come anywhere near to matching the below source on pricing, and referred me to them.

For the "zinc-zinc" the source is
boatzincs"dot"com
sales"at"boatzincs"dot"com
+1 978 842 9978
$19.53 US for the H-6 Autoprop zinc with fasteners.
They bill themselves as the zinc anode online superstore and have just about every kind of zinc imaginable, at good prices.

Wishing smooth sailing and endless broad reaches to all,

Jim
SM384 Sirena Azul
Seattle

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: I dont think it is the same engine as mine Isolated ground on a Yanmar

eric freedman
 

James if you can email me some photos of both sides of the engine and its wiring, possibly I can help you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

Kimberlite at optonline  dot net

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2017 3:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: I dont think it is the same engine as mine Isolated ground on a Yanmar

 

 

Thanks Bill.

I have hull #418.  I've done an extensive refit and I'm currently in Corpus Christi.

James


Autoprop Plastic Cap and Zinc Anode Sources

Jim Anderson
 

Hello All,

Here are sources for both the plastic cap that Amel installed in leiu of the Autoprop zinc, and for the actual zinc-zinc for the Autoprop,including the H-6 that many SM's and 54's have.

They call the plastic cap a "plastic zinc" even though it is all plastic.
The source is King Propulsion in Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA tel. +1 757 962 9219
kingpropulsion dot com
roderick.sampson"at"kingpropulsion"dot"com
About $36.00 US plus shipping for the H-6 Autoprop plastic cap with fasteners.

King Propulsion is a USA manufacturer's representative for Bruntons Autoprop so they also have the bearing rebuild kits. I have to commend Rod there because he also sells the O.E.M. zinc-zincs, but said he couldn't come anywhere near to matching the below source on pricing, and referred me to them.

For the "zinc-zinc" the source is
boatzincs"dot"com
sales"at"boatzincs"dot"com
+1 978 842 9978
$19.53 US for the H-6 Autoprop zinc with fasteners.
They bill themselves as the zinc anode online superstore and have just about every kind of zinc imaginable, at good prices.

Wishing smooth sailing and endless broad reaches to all,

Jim
SM384 Sirena Azul
Seattle



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Negative ground slave solenoid

eric freedman
 

Look in the photo section I posted a photo of the box of the solenoid.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2017 2:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Negative ground slave solenoid

 

 

Thanks, I'd like to see a part number on the solenoid.  Mine is unreadable.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I dont think it is the same engine as mine Isolated ground on a Yanmar

eric freedman
 

Bill,

I understand what the new wiring kit does, however it was made for a different engine.

I have ha 3 4JH yanmar engines and they were all identical except one did not have a turbo, one did , and my current one has the turbo and intercooler.

The theory is the same and the schematic diagram might look the same but it really depends on how the actual engine was wired.  

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2017 12:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I dont think it is the same engine as mine Isolated ground on a Yanmar

 

 

Eric,

 

Every engine will be somewhat different, but the "Amel isolation wiring theory" should be the same. The information I searched and found on the Yahoo Amel Group website was originally posted by Kent and, I believe, that it refers to a newer Yanmar than the Yanmar in Kimberlite. I do not know believe that we know the hull # of the boat that this thread is referring to.

 

Best,

 

Bill

 

 

 

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 9:36 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The photo that Bill posted shows a different wiring setup than what was on my Yanmar.

 

If you will note in Bills photo all of the ground wires run to the valeo solenoid and are not connected to the big black wire that I mentioned.  Also this engine is not mounted in a boat.

Bill, are you sure this is a 4jh3hte engine and not a 4jh4hte or the newer rail engine that I believe Kristie used?

 

These photos seem to show the valeo solenoid mounted under the starter motor on the outboard side of the engine. Mine is mounted inboard near the starter relay  on the forward side of the engine. It also shows 3 diodes and my engine had only 2. It also looks like the oil filter is in a different place than is on my engine.

This engine does not look like mine. It also appears that the injector pump is further aft than on my engine. The wiring is completely different and according to Amel there is no wiring diagram for my engine.

 

If I remember this wiring diagram and the isolation kit were sent to someone who was installing a new engine in their boat using a stock Yanmar and the wiring kit was sent to make the engine isolated.

Note the transmission oil cooler is mounted under the turbo..

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2017 9:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Negative ground slave solenoid

 

 

James,

 

The answer to your question requires more words than I have this morning, but I can answer why...

 

Amel did this to eliminate galvanic corrosion. Amel has done more than any other boat manufacturer to eliminate galvanic corrosion. This is the reason that your mechanic has never seen it. 

 

There is a wiring diagram on the Group website at:

 

Believe!

 

Where are you, what model Amel, and hull#?


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

X-BeBe #387
Galveston Island
Sent using Google Fi
+1(832) 380-4970

   

 

On Apr 1, 2017 08:25, "jamessterling88@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

What was Amel’s thinking on the need for an isolated ground for the generator and 185 amp alternator?  It seems to confound local Yanmar techs as there are no Yanmar wiring diagrams available to them.  Their initial reaction is to want to take the isolated ground out somehow.

 

This problem started as a non-functioning tachometer.  The flywheel sensor ground is indeed bad, pointing as you say up the line on the wiring loom or somewhere else on the engine.  A jumper wire placed on the tach sensor ground connector to another engine ground point brought it to life.  All was well until the genset was started on passage.  Genset started, isolated ground started clicking rapidly, engine failed to start, isolated ground was open, top push button engaged, engine would start, but tach indicated interference. 

 

In my initial thought on the initial tach issue I was thinking a bad ignition switch, but since finding that the tach sensor ground wouldn’t work, it points to somewhere in the loom or on an engine connection in my mind.  Opening the wiring loom on the engine would be a big job for me, if it were in the loom from the engine to the helm, that would be another matter entirely.  Jumping the ground to get the tach working was too easy.  Obviously, there is a larger problem.  What do you think the likelihood of the ground short being in the engine wiring loom?  Could it be a bad sensor or relay in the same circuit?  Does a wiring diagram of this motor with the isolated ground shown exist?

 


Re: I dont think it is the same engine as mine Isolated ground on a Yanmar

James Sterling
 

Thanks Bill.

I have hull #418.  I've done an extensive refit and I'm currently in Corpus Christi.

James


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sea water chest

Ron Hynes <riffhynes@...>
 

Thanks for your help, much appreciated. I recently joined this group and while I can read conversations, for some reason I am precluded from viewing photos.

Ron Hynes
954.319.0944

On Apr 1, 2017, at 2:35 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Yes, there is a photo for the tool with dimensions that I uploaded. 

Search for "sea chest tools" in Photos on the Amel Yacht Owner's Yahoo website. 

You will find the tool I made that cleans from the top of the sea chest. I used this tool at least 8 times while circumnavigating. A few times for plastic removal, once for jellyfish and the rest for growth. Don't leave port without something to clean this!

The inside of that conduit from the outside of the hull to the ball valve is usually missed during the application of antifouling and, it is perfect for barnacle or mussel growth with the huge flow of water. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Galveston Island
Sent using Google Fi
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Apr 1, 2017 05:53, "Ron Hynes riffhynes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have a '76 Meltem and have recently experienced a blockage below the sea cock feeding the chest. A diver was able to clear about 20cm from the hull surface to where the hose makes a 90 degree bend but was unable to clear further. Any ideas as to clear this last area would be appreciated.

Riff on Swan Song, Amel #29



Re: Negative ground slave solenoid

James Sterling
 

Thanks, I'd like to see a part number on the solenoid.  Mine is unreadable.