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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Washing machine replacement Amel 54, Super Maramu 2000 plus others

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

I found a Beko washing machine at the big electronics mall in Ft. de France / Martinique which fits exactly the AMEL54 space thanks to its 84x60x40cm size. It's a Beko with the easy to remember WMB51022YU model name.

Does anyone have experience with this brand / model? In my understanding the exact size Bosch replacment is no longer available. So, most likely, I'll go and be the testdummy for Beko..

Alex Ramseyer
SY NOSTRESS
AMEL 54 #15


On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 5:55 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
This is the exact replacement for an Amel 54 washer. 


http://www.ubaldi.com/electromenager/lavage/lave-linge/bosch/lave-linge-frontal-bosch--wlx24460ff--240803.php

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 29, 2017 13:06, "Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Dear Bill,
thank you for sharing all your valuable information. The size of the washing machine is the same that you mentioned on the AMEL 53. So I think it comes down to finding a way to get it (currently in Martinique but in Grenada for the HS). I'm not in a hurry as this is not a critical part.
Best Regards,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NO STRESS, AMEL54,#15


On Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:14 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com> wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]
The following will likely help you find a clothes washer replacement for either an Amel 54 or a Super Maramu 2000, and possibly other Amels since Amel has typically used house hold washers:

Here are links to some photos in the photo section of the Amel Owners Group. These photos are from an ad by www.unieuro.it

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/ groups/amelyachtowners/photos/ albums/911367118/lightbox/ 876040189?orderBy=ordinal& sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL# zax/876040189


The clothes washer in a SM2000 is a standard EU size which is 85X40X60cm (HxWxD). I have not seen a size for the front loading washer on the 54.

When we were in Barcelona Spain there were about 6 or 7 choices of brands/models that would fit perfectly. We bought a Bosch Series 4. The model number plate is attached to this email.

Here is a link to Unieuro 's current washer offerings: 

I am sure that you can find a freight forwarder that can work with Unieuro, and you may be able to find the right size for an Amel 54...I wish I knew the size.

BTW, our clothes washer was working fine when we replaced it at 13 years old. We replaced it for two reasons: it was old and we were in a part of the world where replacement was easy. Consider this if you are in the EU and about to depart.

If someone is suc cessful in arranging purchase and shipment using a freight forwarder from EU to North America or the Caribbean, please share the details with everyone here. Details like contact names, phone, costs, etc.

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










Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: The 54 washer problem.

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

JP,

Yes, I do. 

I have photos and instructions for removal of the washer in the Amel 54 which I prepared  for my Amel School book.

Write me at brouse"at"gmail.com and I will reply with a 2 page PDF including instructions and photos.

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, Jun 12, 2017 at 4:43 PM, galacsea2000 <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone know how to remove the clothe washer in the 54?



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator Duo D60 Problems

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

I said, "possibly a blockage anywhere between the CAT pump and outside the boat, a poor performing feed pump, or clogged prefilter."

So, before I would declare a problem with the CAT pump (which is possible) I would check flow from outside the boat to the CAT. That includes sea cocks, filters, strainers, and hoses. I suspected a supply blockage and not an output blockage because you said that the pressure goes down, then up. Of course it could be a bad regulator valve, output blockage, or the CAT pump. But, based on what you said, it sure sounds like the high pressure switch is shutting the system OFF.

I was simply giving you my best guess and to check only one item doesn't really get either of us anywhere. If I were you, I would assume that the CAT pump and the high pressure switch are operating correctly and your problem is a flow problem.

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, Jun 13, 2017 at 2:53 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks for the reply Bill.


I should have noted I washed the pre-filter thinking it could be a blockage and it still shuts down.  It's odd though, because sometimes it will run for two hours or more without a problem.

The pre-filters I use are washable, but maybe there's a limit to that.  I'll put a new one in and see if that helps.  Here in Lake Worth the water is pretty muddy, but I was having the problem in the Bahamas as well.

I don't have a feed pump, the CAT pump is plumbed directly to the pre-filter.

Duane



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery Options in Santorin

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I looked at your idea a little differently than you did.
4 each of the GP903 6VDC 360 amp/hr @ 6VDC batteries would give you 720 amp/hours at 12VDC at 416 pounds 337 sq"
6 each of the GP31 115 amp/hour batteries would give you 690 amp/hours at 400 pounds 526 sq"
6 each of the Trojan T-105 225 amp/hr @ 6VDC batteries would give you 675 amp/hours at 12VDC at 372 pounds 439 sq"

So, the short answer, I believe is that no matter what type of voltage or amp/hour flooded battery you buy, the amp/hours will be about 1.75 pounds per amp. and the footprint in terms of sq inches varies. If footprint is important, and I think it is, you will get more amps/sq" with the GP903 battery.

Another consideration is that you might want to stick with what is common rather than searching for an uncommon solution that may not be appreciated by the Santorin's next owner. And, make your decision based on how much weight you feel is appropriate for your amp reward. My guess is that you are not racing your Santorin.

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] Battery Options in Santorin

David Wallace
 

Eric,

At one time I had four Trojan H16s in our boat (same size and weight I think as the US Battery ones). They sit fairly close to centerline and there was no issue regarding weight balance, which as you know is really most affected by the amount of diesel in the tank!

Dave Wallace
sv Air ops
Maramu #104
Puerto Escondido, Sea of Cortez, Mx

On Jun 13, 2017, at 12:45 PM, ericmeury@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


So the first set of batteries that I replaced shortly after i bought to boat at pretty much done.


I have been thinking of going with Trojan's T105 but these came up


they are much taller at 16 inches tall and 4 of them would fit in the engine room.  I currently have 5 12 volt batteries for a total of 500 amp hours.    4 of these would give me a huge battery bank.  Do you think it too much weight on one side of the boat.


http://usbattery.com/products/6-volt-batteries/us-l16hc-xc2/





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Instalation SSB

Mark Erdos
 

Rafa,

 

I installed an Icom SSB. What specifically would you like to know?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of rcavie
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:19 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Instalation SSB

 

 

Hello everyone

Does anyone have an SSB ICOM radio installation diagram in SM?

Some tips?

As always I appreciate the help of those who know how

 

Rafa

SM2k246

 


Re: Dessalator Duo D60 Problems

Duane Siegfri
 

Kent,

It's good to hear from you, I hope all is well!

An air leak sounds like a promising lead, I'll look into that carefully.  I haven't noticed any bubbles in the sight glass while the pressure gage was jumping around, but there may have been.  The other thing this lines up with is that once in a great while it won't get up to pressure or it takes so long I just give up on it.  I can shut it down wait five minutes and then it will come up to pressure.  Also, it seems to take everything it's got to get up to pressure, though after five minutes it slowly reaches near the red zone and I'll have to adjust it back.

Thanks for the help, I'll let you know if this is the trouble.
Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator Duo D60 Problems

Duane Siegfri
 

Thanks for the reply Bill.

I should have noted I washed the pre-filter thinking it could be a blockage and it still shuts down.  It's odd though, because sometimes it will run for two hours or more without a problem.

The pre-filters I use are washable, but maybe there's a limit to that.  I'll put a new one in and see if that helps.  Here in Lake Worth the water is pretty muddy, but I was having the problem in the Bahamas as well.

I don't have a feed pump, the CAT pump is plumbed directly to the pre-filter.

Duane


Battery Options in Santorin

ericmeury@...
 

So the first set of batteries that I replaced shortly after i bought to boat at pretty much done.


I have been thinking of going with Trojan's T105 but these came up


they are much taller at 16 inches tall and 4 of them would fit in the engine room.  I currently have 5 12 volt batteries for a total of 500 amp hours.    4 of these would give me a huge battery bank.  Do you think it too much weight on one side of the boat.


http://usbattery.com/products/6-volt-batteries/us-l16hc-xc2/



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re: adapter / connection shore power us

Eric Freedman
 

The only difference is that I have mounted a circuit breaker before the power enters the main AC panel.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:52 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re: adapter / connection shore power us

 

 

Hello Ben,

Here is a similar installation. Eric has 3 monitors, I only use 1, but same principales:
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html

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

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On Tue, 6/13/17, Ben Driver joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re: adapter / connection shore power us
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:51 AM


 









Hi
Eric,You offered to send Gary a
photo of your AC meter installation.  I could use this as
well.  I have a meter I'm going to install soon.
 Would appreciate a pic at your convenience.  Email is joedoakes66@...
Ben
DriverLa Bella
VitaSM #347Sent
from my iPhone 6S

On Jun 12,
2017, at 5:30 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






Gary,To clarify what
Alexandre meant.Here in the USA many
pedestals have 2 30 amp sockets. Each is on a separate
circuit.For example one 30 amp
plug might be connected to the black , white and ground, the
other might be connected to the red, white and ground. Thus
between the 2 you get 220 volts.If the pedestal is
wired with both sockets wired to the same wires you will get
110 volts out of each one and combined you will also get 110
volts when hooked together with a “Y” .  I have added a
voltmeter, frequency, and amp meter to Kimberlite before the
boats Ac panel. I also have a circuit breaker before the
main panel. Once in Bermuda, I plugged in and the volt meter
was showing 440 volts. Last July due to a defective socket
when I returned from a trip my volt meter was reading 110
volts.    If you want a photo of
my setup please send me your email.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376  
 From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 10:04
AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re:
adapter / connection shore power us    Good morning Gary,

Before I went to Tortola, I
asked using that specific part to Marinco and was advised
not to use this because of the Phase.

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

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On Fri, 6/9/17, Gary Wells gary@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht
Owners] re: adapter / connection shore power us
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:52 PM


 









If the marina only has 30A 110v connectors you
can
combine two of them using a"Y"
connector that then
provides 220v.

The marinas I have stayed at
that only have 30a at the post
generally can
provide these "Y" combiner adapters,
as 220v 50a is a pretty common U.S. need.



Here's one:

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/marinco--reverse-y-adapter-2-30a-male-to-1-50a-female--10072957?recordNum=38



Gary W.

S/V
Adagio​

Patmos

























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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Burned Out Headsail Furling Motor

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jay,

Did you see Dennis John's email...he has a motor.

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, Jun 13, 2017 at 11:58 AM, J Wagam jwagam@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Amel Owners,

Thank you for all the kind replies on this - especially the direct emails offering retired motors! Yes, the motor is thoroughly cooked and wiring all melted/bonded. I was very lucky that someone smelled it. My marina is adamant about the way they haul boats but I will keep trying - it is along a small strip of reclaimed marsh and the owner wants all boats bow out. 

Regards
Jay Wagamon
Hobo Tiempo
Mango #60

On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 4:08 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Jay,

Good luck with the motor...I am sure that you can get it repaired. Are you sure that it is the motor and not the cable?

Also, with very few exceptions, I believe and I teach that when entering a berth, travel lift area, dock, fuel dock, etc. the safest method is in reverse in a Maramu (with a bow thruster), Satorin, Super Maramu, 54, 55, and 64.

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: Burned Out Headsail Furling Motor

J Wagam <jwagam@...>
 

Amel Owners,

Thank you for all the kind replies on this - especially the direct emails offering retired motors! Yes, the motor is thoroughly cooked and wiring all melted/bonded. I was very lucky that someone smelled it. My marina is adamant about the way they haul boats but I will keep trying - it is along a small strip of reclaimed marsh and the owner wants all boats bow out. 

Regards
Jay Wagamon
Hobo Tiempo
Mango #60

On Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 4:08 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Jay,

Good luck with the motor...I am sure that you can get it repaired. Are you sure that it is the motor and not the cable?

Also, with very few exceptions, I believe and I teach that when entering a berth, travel lift area, dock, fuel dock, etc. the safest method is in reverse in a Maramu (with a bow thruster), Satorin, Super Maramu, 54, 55, and 64.

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: Burned Out Headsail Furling Motor

sbmesasailor
 

Hi Jay,

I removed the headsail furling motor on my 1983 Maramu and replaced it with a manual furler.  The motor has been sitting in my garage for about 12 years.  It was working fine when I removed it.  It's 12V so I don't know if it will work for you but if you want to pursue it, let me know and I'll send you photos and label info of of it.

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu #121


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator Duo D60 Problems

karkauai
 

I have had similar problems on my D60 (not duo...no feed pump) that were related to air getting into the intake line.  Once it was a failed hose clamp on the line itself, and once a failed hose clamp on the A/C pump.  There was no leak obvious either time, but in the glass vial monitor on the Desallator control panel, bubbles could be seen intermittently.  The pressure would drop, then rebound high enough to cause the unit to shut down.  I guess the negative pressure from the pump on the intake side would somehow open the leak, which sealed itself when the pump was turned off.
Do you have the water quality/quantity attachment on your control panel?  If so, are bubbles seen in the glass vial where product water quantity is shown?

I'd have a look at all hoses and connections from the raw water manifold to engines, A/C pump, Desallator, Heads, and anything else that connects to it.

I am going to place shut off valves on all these hoses so I can isolate any equipment without shutting the thru-hull off for repairs on the fly.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy



From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator Duo D60 Problems

 
Duane,

My guess is that you have a water supply problem...possibly a blockage anywhere between the CAT pump and outside the boat, a poor performing feed pump, or clogged prefilter. My guess is that the CAT starves for water (pressure down), then gets a burst of water (pressure up). When it gets this burst of water, the pressure momentarily exceeds the limit on the high pressure switch causing a shut-down.

This is just a guess based on what you have reported...I have never experienced this before.

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, Jun 13, 2017 at 8:56 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
The watermaker has been a bit troublesome.  The Duo D60 has both 230 volt AC and 24 volt DC motors that power a single CAT pump.  I removed the belt from the 230 volt AC motor so I could use a solid pulley wheel on the CAT pump.  I did this because I was having failures with the "one-way" (also called clutch bearings, sprague bearings or bendix bearings) bearings that let the idle motor free-wheel.

Now for the problem:  The water maker will run normally for 30 to 90 minutes, then it will shut itself off.  After it did this several times I watched it throughout the watermaking process and found that at first the needle in the pressure gauge was steady after adjusting to the middle of the green zone.  Shortly before it shuts itself down the needle begins to jump up and down indicating the pressure is increasing and decreasing.  The swings become more and more pronounced until it finally goes below the green zone and the automatic shutdown happens.  

I wondered if this was a low battery problem, but it doesn't seem to be.  This morning it happened at 30 minutes of run time and shut down at 24.84 volts (measured with no loads on the batteries for 5 minutes).  It also happens when I'm running the generator with a battery charger on and the watermaker on the 24 volt motor.

I'm wondering if this can be a CAT pump problem.  The hour meter only shows 680 hours and CAT pumps have the reputation of being pretty long lived.  The other symptom of the CAT pump being the problem is the propensity of those bearings to self destruct.  The ones I replaced the originals with met the same specs and yet they only lasted a dozen hours or so.  I've been told that the bearings used by Dessalator were some type of exceptionally tough bearing but the distributor disagrees with that.

Any t houghts?

Thanks in advance,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cruzpro VAF110 shore power & generator monitor

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks Steve.  I'll look up Alex's installation pics 
Ben 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jun 13, 2017, at 10:10 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

When I installed  the CruzPro VAF110 it did not display Kw...this was not available. I suggested to CruzPro that they add this feature. I found it informative and sometimes necessary to know what my actual shore power consumption was, especially when some marinas charge almost $1.00 per Kw. CruzPro added that feature to the VAF110.

Regardless of your choice for monitoring meters, if you can display AC volts, amps, frequency and kW, you will have what you need in all circumstances. 

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] Dessalator Duo D60 Problems

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

My guess is that you have a water supply problem...possibly a blockage anywhere between the CAT pump and outside the boat, a poor performing feed pump, or clogged prefilter. My guess is that the CAT starves for water (pressure down), then gets a burst of water (pressure up). When it gets this burst of water, the pressure momentarily exceeds the limit on the high pressure switch causing a shut-down.

This is just a guess based on what you have reported...I have never experienced this before.

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, Jun 13, 2017 at 8:56 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The watermaker has been a bit troublesome.  The Duo D60 has both 230 volt AC and 24 volt DC motors that power a single CAT pump.  I removed the belt from the 230 volt AC motor so I could use a solid pulley wheel on the CAT pump.  I did this because I was having failures with the "one-way" (also called clutch bearings, sprague bearings or bendix bearings) bearings that let the idle motor free-wheel.


Now for the problem:  The water maker will run normally for 30 to 90 minutes, then it will shut itself off.  After it did this several times I watched it throughout the watermaking process and found that at first the needle in the pressure gauge was steady after adjusting to the middle of the green zone.  Shortly before it shuts itself down the needle begins to jump up and down indicating the pressure is increasing and decreasing.  The swings become more and more pronounced until it finally goes below the green zone and the automatic shutdown happens.  


I wondered if this was a low battery problem, but it doesn't seem to be.  This morning it happened at 30 minutes of run time and shut down at 24.84 volts (measured with no loads on the batteries for 5 minutes).  It also happens when I'm running the generator with a battery charger on and the watermaker on the 24 volt motor.


I'm wondering if this can be a CAT pump problem.  The hour meter only shows 680 hours and CAT pumps have the reputation of being pretty long lived.  The other symptom of the CAT pump being the problem is the propensity of those bearings to self destruct.  The ones I replaced the originals with met the same specs and yet they only lasted a dozen hours or so.  I've been told that the bearings used by Dessalator were some type of exceptionally tough bearing but the distributor disagrees with that.


Any t houghts?


Thanks in advance,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cruzpro VAF110 shore power & generator monitor

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

When I installed  the CruzPro VAF110 it did not display Kw...this was not available. I suggested to CruzPro that they add this feature. I found it informative and sometimes necessary to know what my actual shore power consumption was, especially when some marinas charge almost $1.00 per Kw. CruzPro added that feature to the VAF110.

Regardless of your choice for monitoring meters, if you can display AC volts, amps, frequency and kW, you will have what you need in all circumstances. 

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




Dessalator Duo D60 Problems

Duane Siegfri
 

The watermaker has been a bit troublesome.  The Duo D60 has both 230 volt AC and 24 volt DC motors that power a single CAT pump.  I removed the belt from the 230 volt AC motor so I could use a solid pulley wheel on the CAT pump.  I did this because I was having failures with the "one-way" (also called clutch bearings, sprague bearings or bendix bearings) bearings that let the idle motor free-wheel.


Now for the problem:  The water maker will run normally for 30 to 90 minutes, then it will shut itself off.  After it did this several times I watched it throughout the watermaking process and found that at first the needle in the pressure gauge was steady after adjusting to the middle of the green zone.  Shortly before it shuts itself down the needle begins to jump up and down indicating the pressure is increasing and decreasing.  The swings become more and more pronounced until it finally goes below the green zone and the automatic shutdown happens.  


I wondered if this was a low battery problem, but it doesn't seem to be.  This morning it happened at 30 minutes of run time and shut down at 24.84 volts (measured with no loads on the batteries for 5 minutes).  It also happens when I'm running the generator with a battery charger on and the watermaker on the 24 volt motor.


I'm wondering if this can be a CAT pump problem.  The hour meter only shows 680 hours and CAT pumps have the reputation of being pretty long lived.  The other symptom of the CAT pump being the problem is the propensity of those bearings to self destruct.  The ones I replaced the originals with met the same specs and yet they only lasted a dozen hours or so.  I've been told that the bearings used by Dessalator were some type of exceptionally tough bearing but the distributor disagrees with that.


Any thoughts?


Thanks in advance,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re: adapter / connection shore power us

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Ben,

Here is a similar installation. Eric has 3 monitors, I only use 1, but same principales:
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html

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




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On Tue, 6/13/17, Ben Driver joedoakes66@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re: adapter / connection shore power us
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:51 AM


 









Hi
Eric,You offered to send Gary a
photo of your AC meter installation.  I could use this as
well.  I have a meter I'm going to install soon.
 Would appreciate a pic at your convenience.  Email is joedoakes66@yahoo.comBen
Ben
DriverLa Bella
VitaSM #347Sent
from my iPhone 6S

On Jun 12,
2017, at 5:30 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@optonline.net
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Gary,To clarify what
Alexandre meant.Here in the USA many
pedestals have 2 30 amp sockets. Each is on a separate
circuit.For example one 30 amp
plug might be connected to the black , white and ground, the
other might be connected to the red, white and ground. Thus
between the 2 you get 220 volts.If the pedestal is
wired with both sockets wired to the same wires you will get
110 volts out of each one and combined you will also get 110
volts when hooked together with a “Y” .  I have added a
voltmeter, frequency, and amp meter to Kimberlite before the
boats Ac panel. I also have a circuit breaker before the
main panel. Once in Bermuda, I plugged in and the volt meter
was showing 440 volts. Last July due to a defective socket
when I returned from a trip my volt meter was reading 110
volts.    If you want a photo of
my setup please send me your email.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376  
 From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]

Sent: Monday, June 12, 2017 10:04
AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] re:
adapter / connection shore power us    Good morning Gary,

Before I went to Tortola, I
asked using that specific part to Marinco and was advised
not to use this because of the Phase.

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

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On Fri, 6/9/17, Gary Wells gary@sunshineduo.us
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht
Owners] re: adapter / connection shore power us
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:52 PM


 









If the marina only has 30A 110v connectors you
can
combine two of them using a"Y"
connector that then
provides 220v.

The marinas I have stayed at
that only have 30a at the post
generally can
provide these "Y" combiner adapters,
as 220v 50a is a pretty common U.S. need.



Here's one:

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/marinco--reverse-y-adapter-2-30a-male-to-1-50a-female--10072957?recordNum=38



Gary W.

S/V
Adagio​

Patmos

























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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cruzpro VAF110 shore power & generator monitor

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Ben,

An inexpensive meter with volts, frequency, amps, and watts is the blue sea meter. Alex has well documented the installation on his Nikimat web site. We have had this meter on Aloha for 2.5 years, and have been happy with it. 

Steve 
Aloha SM72
Aruba

On Jun 13, 2017, at 09:20, Ben Driver joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Bill 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jun 13, 2017, at 9:11 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben, Gary, and others:

There is an alternative to Eric's installation of 3 meters and cutting holes in wood. It is using the Cruzpro 110VAF (http://www.cruzpro.com/vaf110.html). This single meter displays AC volts, amps, frequency and kW and has programmable alarms.

I attached a page from my Amel School book which illustrates mounting it inside the storage area above the galley sink of a Super Maramu using the included sun cover as the mount.

It is especially helpful to monitor generator and shore power load (amperage) to prevent overloading either. Frankly, I would not castoff without one.

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