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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Eric,
IP 55 is an international standard for water ingress.  55 means  essentially very limited protection.  COS is cosign for motor efficiency rating. For instance a 200 kw  rated motor with a COS of 0.87 would be 95% efficient.  

Ben 
Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On May 28, 2017, at 9:50 AM, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Eric;

I don't know what they mean exactly either.

The person to contact regarding all things related to Dessalator is Martin. He is located in France and travels throughout Europe and is the tech guy for Dessalator. His number is +33 6 07 34 65 11. Very nice and helpful person. 

Respectfully;


Mohammad and Aty 
B&B Kokomo 
Amel 54 #099


On May 28, 2017, at 3:27 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Mohammad,

I understand all lines on the plate except

IP 55 and cos 0.87.

Do you know what they mean?

I am actually looking for how many liters per hour the pump puts out.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 8:10 AM
To: 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

 

 

Hi Eric;

We replaced the LP pump on our 150L/hr last year. We ordered it direct from Desallator In France. Here are the specs on the face plate:

IP 55
0.30 KW
COS 0.87
230 V
2.7 A
50 HZ
CB 10 microF 450 V

Let me know if this helps or if you need additional info.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

> On May 28, 2017, at 1:39 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know the specifications of the lift pump for a 160 lph watermaker pump?
>
> Fair Winds
>
> Eric
>
> Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
>
>
>
>
>
> From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:27 PM
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC abd Low pressure pump numbers [1 Attachment]
>
>
>
>
>
> [Attachment(s) from Ben Driver included below]
>
> Eric,
>
> I installed this pump last year for AC salt water.
>
>
>
> image1.PNG
>
>
>
>
>
> Ben Driver
>
> La Bella Vita
>
> SM #347
>
>6S
>
>
>
>
> On May 24, 2017, at 6:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Eric,
>
>
>
> I changed mine. This is the pump the folks at Costal Climate recommended. You can save yourself about $100 if you buy it on eBay.
>
>
>
> https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/index.php/product-catalog/product/260-march-1500-gph-115-230v.html.
>
>
>
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/March-pump-TE-5-5C-MD-1-Phase-115-230V-TEFC-/361876817634?hash=item54418a06e2:g:rMkAAOxygPtSyFqm
>
>
>
>
>
> It is an easy install and the foot print is similar to the Calpeda pump. March pumps have a great reputation. The thing I like about it on an Amel is the saltwater end is all plastic (nothing metal to bond to the Amel system). On the Calpeda pump, I am not sure it was entirely in tune with the whole Amel bonding/grounding design. I started to poke about on the Calpeda one day with a volt meter and picked up stay current on the pump. Soon after that it crapped out and I decided to add the March pump. It has been running for 2 years with no issues. I also purchased a frontend repair kit (includes seals and a replacement magnetic impeller)
>
>
>
> Hope this helps.
>
>
>
>
>
> With best regards,
>
>
>
> Mark
>
>
>
> Skipper
>
> Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
>
> Currently cruising – Pueto Rico
>
> www.creampuff.us
>
>
>
> From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:03 PM
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC abd Low pressure pump numbers
>
>
>
>
>
> I saw that some people changed their AC water pump to a March magnetic drive pumps.
>
> What model was used.
>
>
>
> Does anyone know the specifications for the lift pump for the 160 LPH watermaker pump or a good substitute?
>
> Fair Winds
>
> Eric
>
> Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376’
>
>
>
>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Eric;

I don't know what they mean exactly either.

The person to contact regarding all things related to Dessalator is Martin. He is located in France and travels throughout Europe and is the tech guy for Dessalator. His number is +33 6 07 34 65 11. Very nice and helpful person. 

Respectfully;


Mohammad and Aty 
B&B Kokomo 
Amel 54 #099


On May 28, 2017, at 3:27 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Mohammad,

I understand all lines on the plate except

IP 55 and cos 0.87.

Do you know what they mean?

I am actually looking for how many liters per hour the pump puts out.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 8:10 AM
To: 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

 

 

Hi Eric;

We replaced the LP pump on our 150L/hr last year. We ordered it direct from Desallator In France. Here are the specs on the face plate:

IP 55
0.30 KW
COS 0.87
230 V
2.7 A
50 HZ
CB 10 microF 450 V

Let me know if this helps or if you need additional info.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

> On May 28, 2017, at 1:39 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know the specifications of the lift pump for a 160 lph watermaker pump?
>
> Fair Winds
>
> Eric
>
> Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
>
>
>
>
>
> From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:27 PM
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC abd Low pressure pump numbers [1 Attachment]
>
>
>
>
>
> [Attachment(s) from Ben Driver included below]
>
> Eric,
>
> I installed this pump last year for AC salt water.
>
>
>
> image1.PNG
>
>
>
>
>
> Ben Driver
>
> La Bella Vita
>
> SM #347
>
> Sent from my iPhone 6S
>
>
>
>
> On May 24, 2017, at 6:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Eric,
>
>
>
> I changed mine. This is the pump the folks at Costal Climate recommended. You can save yourself about $100 if you buy it on eBay.
>
>
>
> https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/index.php/product-catalog/product/260-march-1500-gph-115-230v.html.
>
>
>
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/March-pump-TE-5-5C-MD-1-Phase-115-230V-TEFC-/361876817634?hash=item54418a06e2:g:rMkAAOxygPtSyFqm
>
>
>
>
>
> It is an easy install and the foot print is similar to the Calpeda pump. March pumps have a great reputation. The thing I like about it on an Amel is the saltwater end is all plastic (nothing metal to bond to the Amel system). On the Calpeda pump, I am not sure it was entirely in tune with the whole Amel bonding/grounding design. I started to poke about on the Calpeda one day with a volt meter and picked up stay current on the pump. Soon after that it crapped out and I decided to add the March pump. It has been running for 2 years with no issues. I also purchased a frontend repair kit (includes seals and a replacement magnetic impeller)
>
>
>
> Hope this helps.
>
>
>
>
>
> With best regards,
>
>
>
> Mark
>
>
>
> Skipper
>
> Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
>
> Currently cruising – Pueto Rico
>
> www.creampuff.us
>
>
>
> From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:03 PM
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC abd Low pressure pump numbers
>
>
>
>
>
> I saw that some people changed their AC water pump to a March magnetic drive pumps.
>
> What model was used.
>
>
>
> Does anyone know the specifications for the lift pump for the 160 LPH watermaker pump or a good substitute?
>
> Fair Winds
>
> Eric
>
> Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376’
>
>
>
> <image001.png>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

eric freedman
 

Mohammad,

I understand all lines on the plate except

IP 55 and cos 0.87.

Do you know what they mean?

I am actually looking for how many liters per hour the pump puts out.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 8:10 AM
To: 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

 

 

Hi Eric;

We replaced the LP pump on our 150L/hr last year. We ordered it direct from Desallator In France. Here are the specs on the face plate:

IP 55
0.30 KW
COS 0.87
230 V
2.7 A
50 HZ
CB 10 microF 450 V

Let me know if this helps or if you need additional info.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

> On May 28, 2017, at 1:39 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know the specifications of the lift pump for a 160 lph watermaker pump?
>
> Fair Winds
>
> Eric
>
> Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
>
>
>
>
>
> From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:27 PM
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC abd Low pressure pump numbers [1 Attachment]
>
>
>
>
>
> [Attachment(s) from Ben Driver included below]
>
> Eric,
>
> I installed this pump last year for AC salt water.
>
>
>
> image1.PNG
>
>
>
>
>
> Ben Driver
>
> La Bella Vita
>
> SM #347
>
>6S
>
>
>
>
> On May 24, 2017, at 6:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Eric,
>
>
>
> I changed mine. This is the pump the folks at Costal Climate recommended. You can save yourself about $100 if you buy it on eBay.
>
>
>
> https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/index.php/product-catalog/product/260-march-1500-gph-115-230v.html.
>
>
>
> http://www.ebay.com/itm/March-pump-TE-5-5C-MD-1-Phase-115-230V-TEFC-/361876817634?hash=item54418a06e2:g:rMkAAOxygPtSyFqm
>
>
>
>
>
> It is an easy install and the foot print is similar to the Calpeda pump. March pumps have a great reputation. The thing I like about it on an Amel is the saltwater end is all plastic (nothing metal to bond to the Amel system). On the Calpeda pump, I am not sure it was entirely in tune with the whole Amel bonding/grounding design. I started to poke about on the Calpeda one day with a volt meter and picked up stay current on the pump. Soon after that it crapped out and I decided to add the March pump. It has been running for 2 years with no issues. I also purchased a frontend repair kit (includes seals and a replacement magnetic impeller)
>
>
>
> Hope this helps.
>
>
>
>
>
> With best regards,
>
>
>
> Mark
>
>
>
> Skipper
>
> Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
>
> Currently cruising – Pueto Rico
>
> www.creampuff.us
>
>
>
> From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:03 PM
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC abd Low pressure pump numbers
>
>
>
>
>
> I saw that some people changed their AC water pump to a March magnetic drive pumps.
>
> What model was used.
>
>
>
> Does anyone know the specifications for the lift pump for the 160 LPH watermaker pump or a good substitute?
>
> Fair Winds
>
> Eric
>
> Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376’
>
>
>
>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Procedure to unfurl and fuel the mizzen on a SM

karkauai
 

I would also add that the mizzen boom should be perpendicular to the mast when furling. If the aft end is higher, it won't furl evenly and will get stuck.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Eric;

We replaced the LP pump on our 150L/hr last year. We ordered it direct from Desallator In France. Here are the specs on the face plate:

IP 55
0.30 KW
COS 0.87
230 V
2.7 A
50 HZ
CB 10 microF 450 V

Let me know if this helps or if you need additional info.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

On May 28, 2017, at 1:39 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@optonline.net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Does anyone know the specifications of the lift pump for a 160 lph watermaker pump?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376





From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC abd Low pressure pump numbers [1 Attachment]





[Attachment(s) from Ben Driver included below]

Eric,

I installed this pump last year for AC salt water.



image1.PNG





Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM #347

Sent from my iPhone 6S




On May 24, 2017, at 6:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



Eric,



I changed mine. This is the pump the folks at Costal Climate recommended. You can save yourself about $100 if you buy it on eBay.



https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/index.php/product-catalog/product/260-march-1500-gph-115-230v.html.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/March-pump-TE-5-5C-MD-1-Phase-115-230V-TEFC-/361876817634?hash=item54418a06e2:g:rMkAAOxygPtSyFqm





It is an easy install and the foot print is similar to the Calpeda pump. March pumps have a great reputation. The thing I like about it on an Amel is the saltwater end is all plastic (nothing metal to bond to the Amel system). On the Calpeda pump, I am not sure it was entirely in tune with the whole Amel bonding/grounding design. I started to poke about on the Calpeda one day with a volt meter and picked up stay current on the pump. Soon after that it crapped out and I decided to add the March pump. It has been running for 2 years with no issues. I also purchased a frontend repair kit (includes seals and a replacement magnetic impeller)



Hope this helps.





With best regards,



Mark



Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Pueto Rico

www.creampuff.us



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC abd Low pressure pump numbers





I saw that some people changed their AC water pump to a March magnetic drive pumps.

What model was used.



Does anyone know the specifications for the lift pump for the 160 LPH watermaker pump or a good substitute?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376’



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

eric freedman
 

Yes that is what I am looking for.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

 

 

Eric,

 

Brava has the 160 Lph Dessalator watermaker.  By "lift pump" should I assume you are referring to the low pressure pump that feeds the high pressure pump?

 

Derick

SM2K#400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

eric freedman
 

Derick,

That is exactly what I needed to know.

Fair Winds

 

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 12:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

 

 

Eric,

 

Brava has the 160 Lph Dessalator watermaker.  By "lift pump" should I assume you are referring to the low pressure pump that feeds the high pressure pump?

 

Derick

SM2K#400 Brava


Re: I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Eric,

Brava has the 160 Lph Dessalator watermaker.  By "lift pump" should I assume you are referring to the low pressure pump that feeds the high pressure pump?

Derick
SM2K#400 Brava


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

Bob Grey
 

Hi guys, having pulled the top of my C drive apart to replace a shaft, when you replace the lip seal, it has a mating wear bushing in steel that also acts as the spacer to tension up the bearings. I replaced this also when I reassembled the unit. I have the Engineering drawing of the assembly if anyone wants it.


Bob Grey
Renaissance 3
Amel 55

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Sunday, May 28, 2017, 07:42, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]

 

Paul,

The big hose that connects from the C drive to the hull is open to the sea. Be careful if you play with that.

You would only get sea water if this is leaking.

 

If your C drive is like the one on my Yanmar , the big bracket is held on to the C drive with 4 bolts.  There is no oil there.

 

Check  the hoses from the expansion tank of the C drive.

 

If all is good then you probably have a leak from the very large lip seal on the C drive . It is in the sail drive facing the engine. I would look under the sail drive towards the engine and see if there is any evidence of oil leaking there, If so it would probably be the big lip seal. To replace that lip seal you would have to move the engine forward and disconnect the coupling from the C drive from the coupling/transmission.

 

I just replaced that lip seal on Kimberlite.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

 

 

Thank you

We have eliminated the oil from the engine, which was my first choice of source. We do have to fill more oil on the reservoir above after ca 100 h. 

Will see if the allen screws are all tight and if it breath from the oil reservoir

Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259.

 


I am also looking for the watermaker lift pump

eric freedman
 

Does anyone know the specifications of the lift pump for a 160 lph watermaker pump?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 7:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC abd Low pressure pump numbers [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from Ben Driver included below]

Eric, 

I installed this pump last year for AC salt water.

 

 

 

Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On May 24, 2017, at 6:29 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Eric,

 

I changed mine. This is the pump the folks at Costal Climate recommended. You can save yourself about $100 if you buy it on eBay.

 

https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/index.php/product-catalog/product/260-march-1500-gph-115-230v.html.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/March-pump-TE-5-5C-MD-1-Phase-115-230V-TEFC-/361876817634?hash=item54418a06e2:g:rMkAAOxygPtSyFqm

 

 

It is an easy install and the foot print is similar to the Calpeda pump. March pumps have a great reputation. The thing I like about it on an Amel is the saltwater end is all plastic (nothing metal to bond to the Amel system). On the Calpeda pump, I am not sure it was entirely in tune with the whole Amel bonding/grounding design. I started to poke about on the Calpeda one day with a volt meter and picked up stay current on the pump. Soon after that it crapped out and I decided to add the March pump. It has been running for 2 years with no issues. I also purchased a frontend repair kit (includes seals and a replacement magnetic impeller)

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Pueto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC abd Low pressure pump numbers

 

 

I saw that some people changed their AC water pump to a March magnetic drive pumps.

What model was used.

 

Does anyone know the specifications for the lift pump for the 160 LPH watermaker pump or a good substitute?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376’


Correction [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

eric freedman
 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 5:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

 

 

Paul,

The big hose that connects from the C drive to the hull is open to the sea. Be careful if you play with that.

You would only get sea water if this is leaking.

 

If your C drive is like the one on my Yanmar , the big bracket is held on to the C drive with 4 bolts.  There is no oil there.

 

Check  the hoses from the expansion tank of the C drive.

 

If all is good then you probably have a leak from the very large lip seal on the C drive . It is in the C drive facing the engine. I would look under the C drive towards the engine and see if there is any evidence of oil leaking there, If so it would probably be the big lip seal. To replace that lip seal you would have to move the engine forward and disconnect the coupling from the C drive from the coupling/transmission.

 

I just replaced that lip seal on Kimberlite.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

 

 

Thank you

We have eliminated the oil from the engine, which was my first choice of source. We do have to fill more oil on the reservoir above after ca 100 h. 

Will see if the allen screws are all tight and if it breath from the oil reservoir

Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259.

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Viking propane cylinder

Paul Osterberg
 

We use them extensively in Sweden. Is it in US there have been problem to fill?
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

eric freedman
 

Paul,

The big hose that connects from the C drive to the hull is open to the sea. Be careful if you play with that.

You would only get sea water if this is leaking.

 

If your C drive is like the one on my Yanmar , the big bracket is held on to the C drive with 4 bolts.  There is no oil there.

 

Check  the hoses from the expansion tank of the C drive.

 

If all is good then you probably have a leak from the very large lip seal on the C drive . It is in the sail drive facing the engine. I would look under the sail drive towards the engine and see if there is any evidence of oil leaking there, If so it would probably be the big lip seal. To replace that lip seal you would have to move the engine forward and disconnect the coupling from the C drive from the coupling/transmission.

 

I just replaced that lip seal on Kimberlite.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 2:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

 

 

Thank you

We have eliminated the oil from the engine, which was my first choice of source. We do have to fill more oil on the reservoir above after ca 100 h. 

Will see if the allen screws are all tight and if it breath from the oil reservoir

Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259.

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Viking propane cylinder

Mark Erdos
 

Paul,

 

There are very mixed reviews on the see-through propane gas cylinders. We purchased one for our BBQ and had problems getting it filled. A lot of propane filling stations will not fill these types of cylinders due to a recall that happen quite a few year ago. After several attempts to fill it we returned the cylinder for a refund and purchased an aluminum cylinder. It turned out to be cheaper for the aluminum one.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 3:32 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Viking propane cylinder

 

 

We habe to chnage our camping gaz cylinders now when in USA. I like the Viking see through cylinders in kevlar.

The 17 lb should not be any problem to fit in the standard gas locker in our SM, but the 22 lb looks very tight.

Has anyone tried to fit a 22 lb Viking has cylinder in the standard gas locker of an SM?

Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259


Viking propane cylinder

Paul Osterberg
 

We habe to chnage our camping gaz cylinders now when in USA. I like the Viking see through cylinders in kevlar.

The 17 lb should not be any problem to fit in the standard gas locker in our SM, but the 22 lb looks very tight.

Has anyone tried to fit a 22 lb Viking has cylinder in the standard gas locker of an SM?

Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you
We have eliminated the oil from the engine, which was my first choice of source. We do have to fill more oil on the reservoir above after ca 100 h. 
Will see if the allen screws are all tight and if it breath from the oil reservoir
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark, 

I agree completely.

AND, the C Drive oil expands when the C Drive reaches operating temperature. Check to make sure that the cap on the oil reservoir is breathing to allow for expansion and that the reservoir is not overfilled.

Eliminate the simple things first.

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 Sat, May 27, 2017 at 12:51 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi Paul,

 

A couple of thoughts on this:

 

Any oil that leaks from the engine area will drain and accumulate on the aft side of the rubber housing on the c-drive. First, I think I would use a paper towel to plug the hole in the divider just aft of this to ensure it is not engine oil draining down to the c-drive. You will then collect oil in the floor compartment adjacent to this. I would bet a cold beer this is where the oil is coming from.

 

If you determine it is not coming from the engine, there are only a couple of areas on the c-drive that could possibly leak. The first is where the oil enters the c-drive from the bulkhead mounted fill container. Check the hose connections with a white paper towel for oil. Mark the housing of the plastic fill container and check it after a couple of hundred engine hours to see if in fact you have lost oil. Where the shaft enters the c-drive there are a bunch of allen head screws that seal the unit. Check these for tightness and wipe the lower lip with a paper towel. The only other area is the top of the unit. It would be obvious if you had an oil leak there.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@...m [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...m
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

 

 

I have discovered some oil just aft of where the drive unit go throuh the hull. I.e below the flexi  coupling. No oil inthe bilge so the leak must be on the after part somewhere. I find ca 50 ml after  50 h of motoring.

There is a rubber "covarage" with hose clamps just where it go through hull could that be the source of leaking?

It could also be the big flange bolted to the drive, but no obvious drops of oil to be found

 

Anyone experience similar problem?

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM 259. On the hard Yankee Point Marina Virginia



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Paul,

 

A couple of thoughts on this:

 

Any oil that leaks from the engine area will drain and accumulate on the aft side of the rubber housing on the c-drive. First, I think I would use a paper towel to plug the hole in the divider just aft of this to ensure it is not engine oil draining down to the c-drive. You will then collect oil in the floor compartment adjacent to this. I would bet a cold beer this is where the oil is coming from.

 

If you determine it is not coming from the engine, there are only a couple of areas on the c-drive that could possibly leak. The first is where the oil enters the c-drive from the bulkhead mounted fill container. Check the hose connections with a white paper towel for oil. Mark the housing of the plastic fill container and check it after a couple of hundred engine hours to see if in fact you have lost oil. Where the shaft enters the c-drive there are a bunch of allen head screws that seal the unit. Check these for tightness and wipe the lower lip with a paper towel. The only other area is the top of the unit. It would be obvious if you had an oil leak there.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Oil leak on the "c" drive

 

 

I have discovered some oil just aft of where the drive unit go throuh the hull. I.e below the flexi  coupling. No oil inthe bilge so the leak must be on the after part somewhere. I find ca 50 ml after  50 h of motoring.

There is a rubber "covarage" with hose clamps just where it go through hull could that be the source of leaking?

It could also be the big flange bolted to the drive, but no obvious drops of oil to be found

 

Anyone experience similar problem?

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM 259. On the hard Yankee Point Marina Virginia


Oil leak on the "c" drive

Paul Osterberg
 

I have discovered some oil just aft of where the drive unit go throuh the hull. I.e below the flexi  coupling. No oil inthe bilge so the leak must be on the after part somewhere. I find ca 50 ml after  50 h of motoring.

There is a rubber "covarage" with hose clamps just where it go through hull could that be the source of leaking?

It could also be the big flange bolted to the drive, but no obvious drops of oil to be found


Anyone experience similar problem?

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM 259. On the hard Yankee Point Marina Virginia


Re: Fixing/replacing copper on holding tank

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

My copper tubing at the base of the holding tank failed two years ago, both aft and forward heads within months of each other.  The copper tubing was so thin at that point that I could easily peel it out of the fiberglass sleeve with a pair of vice grips.  

I replaced the copper tubing in both cases with about 7 inches of 1.5 inch diameter PVC tubing.  I needed to use some wet/dry sand paper to remove a small volume of the PVC pipe so that it would snugly penetrate the fiberglass hole to the right depth (about 3 inches) and then I used silicone sealant to afix it.  The previous hose to the shut off valve fit on the PVC pipe without modification, using two hose clamps.  

This fix has worked well with no evidence of leakage.

Derick Gates
SM2K#400 Brava
Currently in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua