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Santorin fresh water piping

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Does anyone have a layout  of the freshwater piping system for a 1993 Santorin?
Many thanks,
Stephanie DiBelardino
S/V Bianca
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Stephanie Martino DiBelardino


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bruntons autoprop 'zinc'

Mohammad Shirloo
 

I did order the complete maintenance kit direct from Brunton's in England just recently. I requested that the zinc be changed for the plastic cap and they were accommodating.
 
My initial reasoning was that Amel must have had a reason. Bill's explanation makes sense.
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bruntons autoprop 'zinc'

Sv Garulfo
 

Bill,

Thanks for your input, it makes sense.


Best,
Thomas
Garulfo 
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France

On Thu, 18 May 2017 at 14:49, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thomas,

That is good news that Bruntons will swap the zinc for the Red Cap in the bearing kit!

Let me tell you what I know and also what I believe about this issue. 
  1. I know that if more than one zinc is connected to the bonding system, the zinc closest to where all of the bonding wires are bundled will deteriorate first. This is the reason that one zinc on the rudder usually goes before the other. When you place a zinc on the propellor, it will go first because it is the closest to the bonding system bundle and the closest to the major components of the bonding system.
  2. When that propellor zinc deteriorates, it does not uniformly deteriorate. This means it will cause a slight imbalance in the propellor shaft...probably, not noticeable.
  3. When the propellor zinc deteriorates it will be the three mounts (where the plastic bolts secure it to the prop) that will go before the larger part of the zinc...in the end, causing it to remain attached with 1 or 2 of the bolts before slung-off by the rotation of the prop.
The primary reason I prefer to use the Red Cap is because Amel says to do it. The other reasons become obvious after reading 1-3 above.

I hope this helps 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





--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] The old mystery bolt

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Porter,

I am guessing that Allen Head Shoulder Bolt is about 6mm with a 20mm shoulder. 

My only guess is that came off one of the Bamar Furlers, probably the motor housing unit or possibly at the top near the swivel or on the blocking ring...see photo. 

Maybe you should check the Bamar Furler Manuals to see if this is possible.

​A less likely guess would be that it came from the top of the mast. Normally antenna mounts and Mast Head Units are mounted with shoulder bolts to the mast top. The mast top is tapped (threaded) for these bolts and they are usually either 5 or 6mm. 

The least likely place is on or near the downwind pole...I don't think so, but my knowledge of the downwind pole on a 54 is limited.

It's not Easter, but you have an Easter Egg Hunt ahead of you...good luck and let us know if you find it...my money is on the Bamar Furlers.

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 Thu, May 18, 2017 at 6:09 AM, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

No sir. No Simpson lawrence davit

Porter


On May 17, 2017, at 5:52 PM, Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

Do u have a simpson lawrence davit? 


Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc

On May 17, 2017, at 3:54 PM, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

Gentlemen,

This piece of hardware arrived on my port deck nestled into a deck crack with the Gaz lazzarette upon returning from a afternoon sail.

Presumably it's from somewhere above – the rigging. Does anyone have any idea or can anyone identify this bolt or suggest where I might look?

It appears that the distal end has been sheared off.

Very much appreciated as always

Porter McRoberts

S/V Ibis Amel 54-152
Currently in Fort Lauderdale








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] The old mystery bolt

Dean Gillies
 

Porter,
An ex-submariner friend once explained to me that life, on a submarine, is very simple. There are only either good things or bad things.

That sheared bolt, if it came from aloft, is most definitely a bad thing.  Keep looking.

Maybe it's time to get the bosuns chair out and get intimate with your masts and spars ?

Sorry can't be more helpful. 

Are you enjoying the boat?

Cheers
Dean


On 18 May 2017, at 2:09 pm, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

No sir. No Simpson lawrence davit

Porter


On May 17, 2017, at 5:52 PM, Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Do u have a simpson lawrence davit? 


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

On May 17, 2017, at 3:54 PM, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gentlemen,

This piece of hardware arrived on my port deck nestled into a deck crack with the Gaz lazzarette upon returning from a afternoon sail.

Presumably it's from somewhere above – the rigging. Does anyone have any idea or can anyone identify this bolt or suggest where I might look?

It appears that the distal end has been sheared off.

Very much appreciated as always

Porter McRoberts

S/V Ibis Amel 54-152
Currently in Fort Lauderdale








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bruntons autoprop 'zinc'

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Thomas,

That is good news that Bruntons will swap the zinc for the Red Cap in the bearing kit!

Let me tell you what I know and also what I believe about this issue. 
  1. I know that if more than one zinc is connected to the bonding system, the zinc closest to where all of the bonding wires are bundled will deteriorate first. This is the reason that one zinc on the rudder usually goes before the other. When you place a zinc on the propellor, it will go first because it is the closest to the bonding system bundle and the closest to the major components of the bonding system.
  2. When that propellor zinc deteriorates, it does not uniformly deteriorate. This means it will cause a slight imbalance in the propellor shaft...probably, not noticeable.
  3. When the propellor zinc deteriorates it will be the three mounts (where the plastic bolts secure it to the prop) that will go before the larger part of the zinc...in the end, causing it to remain attached with 1 or 2 of the bolts before slung-off by the rotation of the prop.
The primary reason I prefer to use the Red Cap is because Amel says to do it. The other reasons become obvious after reading 1-3 above.

I hope this helps 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] The old mystery bolt

Porter McRoberts
 

No sir. No Simpson lawrence davit

Porter


On May 17, 2017, at 5:52 PM, Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Do u have a simpson lawrence davit? 


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

On May 17, 2017, at 3:54 PM, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gentlemen,

This piece of hardware arrived on my port deck nestled into a deck crack with the Gaz lazzarette upon returning from a afternoon sail.

Presumably it's from somewhere above – the rigging. Does anyone have any idea or can anyone identify this bolt or suggest where I might look?

It appears that the distal end has been sheared off.

Very much appreciated as always

Porter McRoberts

S/V Ibis Amel 54-152
Currently in Fort Lauderdale








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Bruntons autoprop 'zinc'

Sv Garulfo
 


Hi everyone,

The sales people at Bruntons are offering to swap the zinc anode for a plastic one in their bearings replacement kit for the autoprop, saying that's how it is set up for Amel. 

I'm not doubting them and I could see pictures from the group confirming that, but it brought some questions to my mind:

Is it merely superfluous or bad to have a normal zinc anode on the prop?

Couldn't an existing plastic anode be simply reused?

Appreciate your thoughts on the subject. 

Best regards,

Thomas
Garulfo 
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


alexandre

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] The old mystery bolt [3 Attachments]

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Do u have a simpson lawrence davit? 


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

On May 17, 2017, at 3:54 PM, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gentlemen,

This piece of hardware arrived on my port deck nestled into a deck crack with the Gaz lazzarette upon returning from a afternoon sail.

Presumably it's from somewhere above – the rigging. Does anyone have any idea or can anyone identify this bolt or suggest where I might look?

It appears that the distal end has been sheared off.

Very much appreciated as always

Porter McRoberts

S/V Ibis Amel 54-152
Currently in Fort Lauderdale








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The old mystery bolt

Porter McRoberts
 

Gentlemen,

This piece of hardware arrived on my port deck nestled into a deck crack with the Gaz lazzarette upon returning from a afternoon sail.

Presumably it's from somewhere above – the rigging. Does anyone have any idea or can anyone identify this bolt or suggest where I might look?

It appears that the distal end has been sheared off.

Very much appreciated as always



Porter McRoberts

S/V Ibis Amel 54-152
Currently in Fort Lauderdale








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mango Zincs

J Wagam <jwagam@...>
 

Hi Bill,

Thank you for the help. We still have the weep hole and I was able to tap a new zinc onto the rudder. We are getting continuity on the top of the rudder post. My next step tomorrow will be to see about the bonding wire in the engine room and check my components. Thank you again for the help. We are bringing this girl back to her glory days!

Best Regards
Jay
Mango #60 Hobo Tiempo

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 10:31 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

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] Re: Duo 60 Watermaker

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

See the attached photo. I am 100% sure that this is the Product Water Line from the Dessalator.




Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
Duane,

Where are you checking the water quality? You may want to disconnect the blue plastic line which is the output line to the freshwater tank. This line comes from the watermaker control panel and connects to a copper pipe which empties into your freshwater tank. This line has now pressure and has a flow rate based on the capacity of your water maker which is 60 liters per hour. Test that water.

It is possible that the water maker is running at too high pressure and that the HP gauge is not accurate. What rate does the clear flow sight glass show? It should read no higher than 60.

Were the O rings replaced? It is possible that an O ring was damaged in the replacement. Saltwater may be passing by a damaged O ring. In my experience, new membranes will provide close to 100PPM when new and degrade to about 300PPM in 3-4 years.

Based on the information you provided, that is the best I can do for you.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550




On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 1:24 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Duane,


I assume you have tested the water right of of the watermaker itself and it shows the same salt content?  If not, then it is a tank problem...

I wish I had a simple answer for you...  There are two likely causes for high solids content in the permeate from an RO unit: a bad seal or a bad membrane.

The first thing I would try to do is to isolate the problem to one of the two pressure vessels. Try disconnecting the product water lines from the two membrane housings, and collect permeate from each of them separately.  
I'll bet you find one very much saltier than the other, and we would then know where the problem is.  In the unlikely case BOTH are equally bad, you might have gotten a bad batch of membranes, but that seems unlikely.  Could also have been a technique problem in installation of the membranes if Dessalator's instructions were not closely followed.

Now comes the hard part...

Seal? or Membrane?

Since we have (hopefully) now shown that one combination of membrane and pressure vessel is the source of the problem, we need to figure out is it seal, or membrane. With the membrane in the housing, I know of no test that would give a differential diagnosis between those.  If we remove the membrane, we can test it separately.  It is a bit involved, but not too bad...  Here is a description of the process:  http://www.membranes.com/docs/tsb/TSB101.pdf

The alternative to that complex test is to just replace the bad membrane with its seals.  But before you do, check the housing VERY carefully for any scratches or roughness in the places where the seals seat.  When you install a new membrane, be sure to follow the instructi ons from Dessalator exactly.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI.




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioner

Bob Grey
 

I had the same issue caused by the sea water cooling pump having an airlock after a slip. The pump housing has a air bleed nut to loosen to get water back in the pump. 5 minute job in the engine room.

Bob Grey

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 07:10, Ben Driver joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Bill,

After rear and bow units shutdown, I threw all three breakers fairly quickly so perhaps saloon would have stopped as well if I had not acted quickly.  But I should investigate. All is well now with a new March AC pump.
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On May 15, 2017, at 4:37 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

The salon should have shutdown also. Next time you have a Climma tech on your boat, mention this to him 

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 May 15, 2017 15:26, "Ben Driver joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We had similar symptoms when AC saltwater pump failed.  Bow   and aft units shut down and saloon ran with fan but no AC.  Check to make sure you are pumping cooling saltwater (discharge is located port bow ). 

Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On May 15, 2017, at 2:55 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com> wrote:

 

Rafael,
You just purchased the boat and had the survey done by Olivier… so everything should be working.
When did you last use your Air Conditioning? (and was it working)
Are you pressing the “Diruptor” (breaker) on the 220 volt panel to allow the forward air conditioning to be powered?
Did the Salo A/C blow cold air before (during the survey)?
Could be as simple as the Capacitor.
I wish you were closer, I would use my volt meter to test the resistance…
I hope Bill and other can give you better feedback…

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

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On Mon, 5/15/17, rcavie <no_reply@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioner
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com
Date: Monday, May 15, 2017, 1:42 PM


 









Hello at all

We just had problems with our Climma, but on bow AC
(doesn't start) and saloon AC (only blows
notrefrigerate).

Tomorrow the technician will be on board

I appreciate some advise for this "fatal"
encounter!!

Thank you

Rafael

Agapanthe

St Martin









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

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

I am 99.9% sure I have the hose identified for you in the attached photo. I am not 100% sure because I am not aboard a SM at this time.



Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 3:40 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

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] Seeking an Amel Super Maramu

Bob Grey
 

Chris, there is a beautifully  kept Amel 54 in Yanchep on a private dock, the owner is retired but doubt if it is for sale.

Bob Grey
Renaissance III

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 01:30, rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Hi there,


Do you know anyone living around Perth region, Western Australia with an Amel?


We have done a lot of research to date and narrowed our search down to a Super Maramu, and one other vessel type. Before we post a seeking to buy advert we were hoping there might be a remote chance of a vessel being here to see before we launch our dream of blue water cruising with our young family.  


We are experienced sailors and very serious to purchase a vessel soon in the coming months........somewhere in the world. 


Would love to speak to someone local who would be interested to introduce us to this boat?


Chris

+61 (0)424 521 357



Re: Two questions concerning the Hydra 2000 and the 50 Amp charger

Alan Leslie
 

Willem,
As Bill says, it is most likely a problem with the mast head unit.
We had problems with this too.
There was nothing wrong with it apart from salt encrustation.
We took it off the masthead connector, brought it down to deck level, carefully disassembled it and cleaned everything. Reassembled and it has been working fine ever since.
Good luck
Alan
Elyse SM437 


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