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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Duo 60 Watermaker

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill,

Just got back to civilization (with internet)!  I'll look forward to the photo if it's not too much trouble.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Two questions concerning the Hydra 2000 213MHU and the 50 Amp charger

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Willem,

I assumed that you had looked at the windvane at the top of the mast. It is possible that it is broken or missing. You should refer to the exploded drawing I sent you and using binoculars, check the windvane. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On May 16, 2017 07:42, "Bill & Judy Rouse" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
Willem,

I do not know anything about that brand charger and it is not the original charger. You should probably have a marine electrician check this to insure the charger is correctly installed.

Regarding B&G manuals and 213 Mast Head Unit (213MHU) information, download these files from the Amel Owner's Group website:

B&G 213 masthead unit tests.pdf

B&G Wind Sensor Wiring and Troubleshooting.pdf

B&G Masthead Unit 213 exploded view

Your Amel came with a B&G213MHU at the top of the main mast. Assuming that this has not been changed, you can follow these instructions, or call a B&G technician to do the work.

The following assumes that the wiring and B&G processor are in working condition.
  1. Go to the top of the mast and visually inspect the windvane to determine that it is only pointing "between 30 and 120 degrees from starboard."
  2. Now, manually turn the windvane at the top of the 213MHU to point about 90 degrees to Port. Do your instruments show about 90 degrees to Port? Have crew advise you and manually turn it to other directions.
  3. If your instruments agree with the manual direction such as about 90 degrees to Port when the windvane is turned and it only points "between 30 and 120 degrees from starboard" when not manually turned, the bearing in part number 213-10-004 is bad...I recommend that you replace that entire part with a new part...it will unscrew, but at this point you should (see/perform next step)...
  4. Unscrew the entire 213MHU from its mount on the mast. Be careful because corrosion may cause the 213MHU to be stuck...if it is stuck, liberally spray the joint with penetrant and let it soak in for at least a day before retrying...then retry and, if still stuck, re-spray and repeat every 24 hours until successful...you do not want to break this part or the mount.
  5. Once you have the 213MHU removed and down use the attached exploded view to remove part number 213-10-004.
  6. My advice is to inspect the O Ring that seals the 213MHU to the 213MHU mount and clean the area and use silicone grease on this part.
  7. Inspect the socket contact pins for corrosion, clean them and use corrosionX before remounting (also use corrosionX on the socket for each pin on the 213MHU mount.
  8. I would also replace the wind sensor at the same time...part number 213-10-038. It also has a bearing that probably is very close to being bad.
Let me know if you solve your problem...I hope this helps, but as you can imagine, it is difficult for anyone to completely diagnose and direct repairs without being there with you.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970






On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 6:56 AM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
Willem,

Yes.

Later today, I will post the B&G Hydra manual in the Files Section of the Amel Owner's Group website. 

However, you most likely need the replace a part in the 213MHU, which is the B&G mast head unit. I will also post in the Files Section a exploded view of the 213MHU with the part circled and some instructions on how to 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   


On May 16, 2017 05:05, "kavanga@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

The wind meter is not working properly (all the time indicating between 30 and 120 degrees from starboard). The manual of the Hydra 2000 is in French and the Amel manual is not indicating where the computer and the contact box is installed. Can anyone help me out?

The other question is about the big battery charger which is not working. Is there a fuse or switch behind the cover? It is a Christec charger.

Willem Kroes

SM2000 #351 Kavanga,
from a very wet, windy and cold Denmark




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Two questions concerning the Hydra 2000 and the 50 Amp charger

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Willem,

At the age of your SM, that bearing in the windvane can fail at anytime. In fact, the same is true of the bearing in the speed sensor of the 213MHU. I have heard of people replacing these tiny bearings, but I do not recommend it because I am also aware of people breaking the sending units when replacing the bearings. B&G recommends replacing the entire sensor.

If you want to check connections of the wires, you should start at the junction box of the wires from the 213MHU Mount. The junction box is located outside the forward head, while facing the aft of the boat with the head on your right side, reach up and pull loose a panel that is secured by Velcro. There is a gray plastic junction box there. This is where the cable that goes up the mast to the B&G 213MHU Mount joins with a cable that goes to the B&G Hydra Computer, which is located behind the NAV station in the aft pull-out drawer.

I have attached a file that may be of help, but unfortunately it refers to use of a B&G test instrument that you do not have.

Good luck!

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970





On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 10:10 AM, 'Willem J. Kroes' kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill !

My wife and I are on the way to the Netherlands. There we will have the standing rigging renewed plus a lot of other maintenance and replacements. This boat was neglected for a few years, but passed a survey by Olivier Beaute. 

Regarding the wind instrument I just want to check the connections on the Hydra computer. 

It is terrible weather here in Denmark. Today stayed at anchor in a fjord because of heavy rain and fierce winds.  Tomorrow theweather will be a bit better and we will continue our trip.

Best regards,

Willem

Op 16 mei 2017 14:04 schreef "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om>:
 

Willem


Later today, I will post the B&G Hydra manual in the Files Section of the Amel Owner's Group website. 

However, you most likely need the replace a part in the 213MHU, which is the B&G mast head unit. I will also post in the Files Section a exploded view of the 213MHU with the part circled and some instructions on how to 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   


On May 16, 2017 05:05, "kavanga@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

The wind meter is not working properly (all the time indicating between 30 and 120 degrees from starboard). The manual of the Hydra 2000 is in French and the Amel manual is not indicating where the computer and the contact box is installed. Can anyone help me out?

The other question is about the big battery charger which is not working. Is there a fuse or switch behind the cover? It is a Christec charger.

Willem Kroes

SM2000 #351 Kavanga,
from a very wet, windy and cold Denmark





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Two questions concerning the Hydra 2000 and the 50 Amp charger

Willem Kroes
 

Thanks Bill !

My wife and I are on the way to the Netherlands. There we will have the standing rigging renewed plus a lot of other maintenance and replacements. This boat was neglected for a few years, but passed a survey by Olivier Beaute. 

Regarding the wind instrument I just want to check the connections on the Hydra computer. 

It is terrible weather here in Denmark. Today stayed at anchor in a fjord because of heavy rain and fierce winds.  Tomorrow theweather will be a bit better and we will continue our trip.

Best regards,

Willem

Op 16 mei 2017 14:04 schreef "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Willem


Later today, I will post the B&G Hydra manual in the Files Section of the Amel Owner's Group website. 

However, you most likely need the replace a part in the 213MHU, which is the B&G mast head unit. I will also post in the Files Section a exploded view of the 213MHU with the part circled and some instructions on how to 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   


On May 16, 2017 05:05, "kavanga@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The wind meter is not working properly (all the time indicating between 30 and 120 degrees from starboard). The manual of the Hydra 2000 is in French and the Amel manual is not indicating where the computer and the contact box is installed. Can anyone help me out?

The other question is about the big battery charger which is not working. Is there a fuse or switch behind the cover? It is a Christec charger.

Willem Kroes

SM2000 #351 Kavanga,
from a very wet, windy and cold Denmark




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue [1 Attachment]

James Sterling
 

I had the same issue on my boat.  It confounded me and a marine electrician.  I spent an extraordinary amount of time trouble shooting it.  Eric is right that the most likely culprit is a faulty ground.  But, I also had a voltage drop to the stop solenoid.  Getting a good 12 volts to the solenoid did not solve the problem.  The solenoid is a $238.00 US part and they seldom go bad.  Diodes can, check the voltage to the solenoid on 'both' sides of the diode.  I must have had my solenoid out 12 times.  I was getting pretty good at it.  It has an extremely short throw.  I examined the contact area where it should seal with a bore scope (all good).  Take it out and apply 12v to it with a good ground and confirm it firmly activates.  Look closely at the o-ring and the conical spring it fits into.  After much troubleshooting all the way back from the key switch, I cleaned the solenoid threads with a stainless wire brush and replaced the o-ring (every millimeter down on such a short throw counts).  I made 'absolutely sure that when replacing the solenoid in the threads that the spring was NOT going to interfere with the solenoid throw. (I believe if not careful you can hang the lip of that spring and the solenoid will not seal even if properly activated.    That done, it started working again and I'm resolved to not touch it again.  I would replace the diode as it is an easy fix and assures through new connections that it's getting good voltage across it.  Diodes are easy, I think Eric and I previously posted the part number.  It's a crimped connection, not soldered.  Make sure the diode is pointed in the right direction for current flow.  Do not remove the diode from the circuit or you will have problems with your ground and generator ground isolation.

James Sterling
S/V Longbow SM2K #418
 


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mango Zincs [3 Attachments]

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jay,

I previously asked you if there was a weep hole at the bottom of the rudder because I suspected more than one modification in that area. It appears to me that I can see where the holes were for the zincs on the rudder.

If the previous owner removed and filled in the zinc mounts, the following questions should be resolved:
  1. Did you check to see if the weep hole still exists?
  2. Did you find where the bundle of yellow/green bonding wires join in the engine room near the top of the gray water sump?
  3. Have you done a continuity check from each of the components to the bundle?
  4. Have you located the bonding wire near the top of the rudder post?
Although it will certainly be best to bring that Mango back to original condition, but because of all of the other issues with that boat, it is probably impossible to do. It is possible that you will want to consider locating zincs in a different location than the rudder, but I believe that the quadrant and rudder post should be connected to the bonding system.

Regarding the hole next to the SSB grounding plate, I believe that this is part of the rudder hinge bracket, and that there was something through that hole securing the rudder hinge. Several questions come to mind about this missing attachment item, but the most serious is how well is that rudder attached and has water penetrated the skeg? Have you tested for moisture on the skeg?

I wish you the very best in the restoration of this once proud Mango and hope that you can get all of your issues behind you. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM sail dimensions

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Bill,

Thank you.  


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM007
Martinique


On 16 May 2017, at 08:47, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

JP,

I just  uploaded them to the files section of the Amel Owner's Group.

File : /Amel Super Maramu Sail Specifications.pdf
Uploaded by : svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
Description : 

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/files/Amel%20Super%20Maramu%20Sail%20Specifications.pdf



Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970





On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 8:08 PM, jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I seem to recall a post which listed the size of each sail for SM's?


Does anyone have these please?


Jean-Pierre Germain

Eleuthera, SM007

Martinique





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mango Zincs [3 Attachments]

J Wagamon <jwagam@...>
 

Thank you all for your replies! I do have a mystery on my hands as there is no hole for the zincs. I am going to have to make a new one then test for continuity. 


On May 15, 2017, at 2:53 AM, christian alby calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Jay
I guess this looks like the rudder holder plate bolts passage on the Maramu
check picture attached - taken when rebuiding the rudder last year.
on the Maramu the anodes are on the rudder, continuity copper wires are running down the outer part of the skeg linked to the rudder bolts by tin weld; goes thru holder plate into the rudder blade to the anodes bolts.
even though different breed, hope this helps.
fair wids
christian alby - Désirade VIII Maramu #116 now in Port Leucate

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Objet : Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mango Zincs

 
Jay,

I believe that there have been many modifications to that Mango. I seem to remember a late model Mango that had the zincs on the rudder like Santorins, SMs, 54s, 55s, and 64s. I am not sure of the position of early model Mangos. Hopefully a Mango owner can give you a clear answer for hull #60.

The most important issue regarding the zincs and the bonding system is: does the zinc electrically connect with no resistance to the bonded items? Have you checked continuity between the zinc and the engine propellor shaft? What about inside the area of the rudder post/quadrant? Is there evidence of the bonding wire connecting to the rudder post or quadrant? This connection the the rudder post/quadrant is what you should see on the above mentioned models. Unrelated to your direct question, but significant because of the potential modifications on hull #60, is this: Is there a weep hole in the bottom (underneath) of the rudder?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970




On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 11:09 AM, J Wagam jwagam@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com> wrote:
 
Hi Amel Owners,

I am trying to track down the location for zincs on my mango. Next to the grounding plate is a threaded hole that had a bolt in it. It goes all the way through. I assumed this was the zinc location but it is very close to the plate. Does anybody have an idea of what this hole is for? If not for zincs, where is the zinc location?

Thank You!
Jay Wagamon
Mango #60 Hobo Tiempo




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM sail dimensions

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

JP,

I just  uploaded them to the files section of the Amel Owner's Group.

File : /Amel Super Maramu Sail Specifications.pdf
Uploaded by : svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
Description : 

You can access this file at the URL:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/files/Amel%20Super%20Maramu%20Sail%20Specifications.pdf



Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970





On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 8:08 PM, jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I seem to recall a post which listed the size of each sail for SM's?


Does anyone have these please?


Jean-Pierre Germain

Eleuthera, SM007

Martinique



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Two questions concerning the Hydra 2000 213MHU and the 50 Amp charger

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Willem,

I do not know anything about that brand charger and it is not the original charger. You should probably have a marine electrician check this to insure the charger is correctly installed.

Regarding B&G manuals and 213 Mast Head Unit (213MHU) information, download these files from the Amel Owner's Group website:

B&G 213 masthead unit tests.pdf

B&G Wind Sensor Wiring and Troubleshooting.pdf

B&G Masthead Unit 213 exploded view

Your Amel came with a B&G213MHU at the top of the main mast. Assuming that this has not been changed, you can follow these instructions, or call a B&G technician to do the work.

The following assumes that the wiring and B&G processor are in working condition.
  1. Go to the top of the mast and visually inspect the windvane to determine that it is only pointing "between 30 and 120 degrees from starboard."
  2. Now, manually turn the windvane at the top of the 213MHU to point about 90 degrees to Port. Do your instruments show about 90 degrees to Port? Have crew advise you and manually turn it to other directions.
  3. If your instruments agree with the manual direction such as about 90 degrees to Port when the windvane is turned and it only points "between 30 and 120 degrees from starboard" when not manually turned, the bearing in part number 213-10-004 is bad...I recommend that you replace that entire part with a new part...it will unscrew, but at this point you should (see/perform next step)...
  4. Unscrew the entire 213MHU from its mount on the mast. Be careful because corrosion may cause the 213MHU to be stuck...if it is stuck, liberally spray the joint with penetrant and let it soak in for at least a day before retrying...then retry and, if still stuck, re-spray and repeat every 24 hours until successful...you do not want to break this part or the mount.
  5. Once you have the 213MHU removed and down use the attached exploded view to remove part number 213-10-004.
  6. My advice is to inspect the O Ring that seals the 213MHU to the 213MHU mount and clean the area and use silicone grease on this part.
  7. Inspect the socket contact pins for corrosion, clean them and use corrosionX before remounting (also use corrosionX on the socket for each pin on the 213MHU mount.
  8. I would also replace the wind sensor at the same time...part number 213-10-038. It also has a bearing that probably is very close to being bad.
Let me know if you solve your problem...I hope this helps, but as you can imagine, it is difficult for anyone to completely diagnose and direct repairs without being there with you.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970






On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 6:56 AM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
Willem,

Yes.

Later today, I will post the B&G Hydra manual in the Files Section of the Amel Owner's Group website. 

However, you most likely need the replace a part in the 213MHU, which is the B&G mast head unit. I will also post in the Files Section a exploded view of the 213MHU with the part circled and some instructions on how to 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   


On May 16, 2017 05:05, "kavanga@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

The wind meter is not working properly (all the time indicating between 30 and 120 degrees from starboard). The manual of the Hydra 2000 is in French and the Amel manual is not indicating where the computer and the contact box is installed. Can anyone help me out?

The other question is about the big battery charger which is not working. Is there a fuse or switch behind the cover? It is a Christec charger.

Willem Kroes

SM2000 #351 Kavanga,
from a very wet, windy and cold Denmark




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Two questions concerning the Hydra 2000 and the 50 Amp charger

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Willem,

Yes.

Later today, I will post the B&G Hydra manual in the Files Section of the Amel Owner's Group website. 

However, you most likely need the replace a part in the 213MHU, which is the B&G mast head unit. I will also post in the Files Section a exploded view of the 213MHU with the part circled and some instructions on how to 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   


On May 16, 2017 05:05, "kavanga@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The wind meter is not working properly (all the time indicating between 30 and 120 degrees from starboard). The manual of the Hydra 2000 is in French and the Amel manual is not indicating where the computer and the contact box is installed. Can anyone help me out?

The other question is about the big battery charger which is not working. Is there a fuse or switch behind the cover? It is a Christec charger.

Willem Kroes

SM2000 #351 Kavanga,
from a very wet, windy and cold Denmark



Two questions concerning the Hydra 2000 and the 50 Amp charger

Willem Kroes
 

The wind meter is not working properly (all the time indicating between 30 and 120 degrees from starboard). The manual of the Hydra 2000 is in French and the Amel manual is not indicating where the computer and the contact box is installed. Can anyone help me out?

The other question is about the big battery charger which is not working. Is there a fuse or switch behind the cover? It is a Christec charger.

Willem Kroes

SM2000 #351 Kavanga,
from a very wet, windy and cold Denmark


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioner

eric freedman
 


SM sail dimensions

jgermain@...
 

I seem to recall a post which listed the size of each sail for SM's?


Does anyone have these please?


Jean-Pierre Germain

Eleuthera, SM007

Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] prefered weather forcast

Courtney Gorman
 

Thank you all for the information it provides a great starting point anyway who needs a consensus now I've got a place to start thanks
Courtney 
S/VTrippin'



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 5/15/17 7:30 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] prefered weather forcast

 

I've used PassageWeather.com in the past, it's free and pretty good most of the time 4-5 days out.  Have been using PredictWind.com for a year and it gives predictions based on 4 different models.  Will even suggest routing and departure.  So far very good, but not perfect 4/5 days out.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy
Leaving New Orleans for Key West and then the Chesapeake 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] prefered weather forcast

karkauai
 

I've used PassageWeather.com in the past, it's free and pretty good most of the time 4-5 days out.  Have been using PredictWind.com for a year and it gives predictions based on 4 different models.  Will even suggest routing and departure.  So far very good, but not perfect 4/5 days out.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy
Leaving New Orleans for Key West and then the Chesapeake 


Re: prefered weather forcast

Paul Osterberg
 

We also use predict wind with IGo, extreemly userfriendly and works well. The service they provide is second to none, but they give you up to four different models, I would have proffered thay they at least had a view wich they believe in,
An other source used by cruising friends for the region. Is by Chris Parker more personal touch, either via E mail or SSB.
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259 leaving Bahamas for Chesapeak Bay tomorrow


Re: prefered weather forcast

greatketch@...
 

I'm pretty sure that "consensus" is not something sailors do well!

My vote is for PredictWind. It works great on our IridumGo, they have a good routing feature, and, my favorite, a departure planning tool.

That said, no single source is ever "good enough" for my weather planning. In addition to PrefictWind, I always look at the weatherfax for my region. These tools are not completely "digested". A fair amount of background is needed to evaluate the data and get all you can out of them.

If I have internet connection in port, I'll use many more.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Virgin Gorda, BVI