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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: unending flow

karkauai
 

Hi Bill.  I don't think that's the issue.  I've had the boat 9 years and it's only been doing this the last month.  Also, as I said in my first post, there is a separate thru-hull for the intake just inboard of the head...no sea chest.

Kent

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Jun 22, 2017, at 7:29 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,


Your problem is not from a check valve, but from air that is entrained under the boat filling the seachest.

Like every design decision on a boat, the seachest has its good points--and its problems.  One of the issues is that when sailing, it fills with air. If you have ever put a video camera under your boat when sailing, you've seen a steady stream of bubbles flowing from bow to stern even at relatively modest speeds.  Every one of those bubbles that manages to go under the main intake thru-hull rises up and displaces water from the seachest.  After a fairly short time, the seachest is full of air.  

This means that any pump drawing out of the seachest, needs to clear a fairly significant volume of air before it can pump water.  I suspect this dry run time on every startup underway is part of the reason so many people have had such troublesomely short lifespans from impellers on their gensets.

Of course, this happens with every thru-hull, no matter if there is a seachest or not.  The issue with the seachest is that it can hold a LOT more air than a simple hose connection.

The previous owner of Harmonie installed a very small pump plumbed from the seachest manifold to to the cockpit scupper that can be used to clear this air before running either of the engines.

I think with the toilet flush pump, you'll just have to live with the delay, unless somebody has a solution I haven't thought of yet!

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I have a different probem with my aft head on Kristy. When at sea, the fill pump takes forever to start putting water into the bowl.  This is not a problem when at anchor, and it doesn't matter which tack I'm on when at sea.  There is a strainer with very fine mesh in the intake line that looks like an orange mushroom.  The stainless mesh is damaged and needs to be replaced, but it's acting like there is a one-way valve in the intake line that has failed.  Is there such a valve?  if so, where?  Any other ideas?

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the "orange mushroom" strainer in the intake line?  A source for the stainless strainer mesh?

I should say that on Kristy, (SM 243) there are separate thru-hulls for the seawater fill pumps located in the little "hallway" just inboard of the heads.  She does NOT have the long hoses from the sea chest/manifold in the engine room.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently St. Michaels, MD, USA for the hurricane season.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Forward water tank access

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

Good write up. I was told by Olivier Beauté that the task takes a full day.  I'll have to do this in about 2 weeks

Arrgghhh 


On 23 Jun 2017, at 07:55, pwschofield@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The past two days we have had the joy of cleaning our water tank including the forward portion.  Gaining access to the forward port had its' challenges.  I know that Bill has a write up on how to removed the aft freezer however, our boat being a bit older was a little different.  These are the steps I took to remove the freezer.

 

1.  Remove all floor storage access/floor panels below the dinette.  This is to access the screws at the bottom of the kick plate

2.  Removed the freezer lid.  This just made it lighter to move, not sure if necessary. This also made it easier to remove the screws along the top of the freezer that attach it to the back of the cabinets

3.  Removed the lower bottle holder/panel in the liquor cabinet. 

4.  Removed two screws at the lower right corner as you are looking into the liquor cabinet.  These screws penetrate the back of the cabinet into the freezer box framework.

5.  Removed the 5 screws along the top of the fiberglass freezer box that attach it to the cabinet.

6.  Removed the 5 screws along the bottom of the kick plate on the fwd side of the freezer.  One of mine was hard to see as it was right in the corner next to the floor boards. 

7.  Remove the 3 screws that connect the AC kick panel to the freezer kick panel right where they meet.  These screws are accessed from the AC side and can be hard to get to.  I had to move the AC unit in order to gain access to them.  Also the bottom screw was covered over with fiberglass tabbing so I'm sure my forward portion of the tank has never been cleaned. 

8.  At this point, you can lift the freezer 8-10" and slide it forward enough to gain access to the water tank. 

 

Note, I didn't have to disconnect any electrical or hoses.  The whole freezer moved as a unit.  Also note that you do not need to remove any of the top screws that attach the kick plate to the freezer

 

I have added photos to the photo albums labeled "Trillium Aft Freezer Removal" for reference. 

 

Now I'm not going to go into detail as to how I cleaned the tanks as I could write a whole book on that. 

 

Anyway, good luck if you attempt it.  I know it can be a daunting task. 

 

Paul Schofield

SV Trillium

SM 215




Super Maramu Hull #440 New Owners Introduction

mfmcgovern@...
 

Hello all,


My name is Mark McGovern and I would like to introduce myself as one of the new owners of Amel Super Maramu Hull #440.  My wife Denise McGovern is the co-owner.  The boat's current name is Tobago Cays III but she will soon be re-named Cara.  She is now in Le Marin, Martinique but I will be sailing her up to our home port in Deale, Maryland, USA early next month.


I would like to thank all of you for sharing your love, knowledge, and passion for these boats on this forum.  Both my wife and I have "lurked" here for several years and we can definitely say that having an active, sharing, online community was one of the many reasons we chose to buy an Amel.  That, and the blue floors, of course! ;-)


I would like to take this opportunity to give a special thanks to two active contributors to this community:  Bill Rouse and Olivier Beaute.  Without their assistance and guidance, it is highly unlikely that we would now be owners of this fantastic Super Maramu.


Anyone who has read these forums at all knows Bill Rouse.  This forum would not be nearly as useful to us all without his frequent and detailed input.  When my wife and I decided to get serious about purchasing our Amel earlier this year it was right after Bill posted on the SV Bebe blog that he was starting his Amel School (amelschool.com).  Denise immediately called Bill and signed us up for pre-purchase consulting as well as his 3 Day Course.  I can not say enough about the value of the services that we have received from Bill.  We have been paid back many times over and we've only just purchased our Super Maramu last week.  If you are in the process of looking for an Amel or have just purchased one, I strongly recommend that you call Bill.  

NOTE:  Bill is NOT a broker nor is he a surveyor.  You will still need to find one of each of those to help you find the Amel for you. 


That leaves Olivier Beaute of Atlantic Yacht Survey (atlanticyachtsurvey.com).  I have employed Olivier on two separate occasions to survey two different Super Maramu's. The first resulted in walking away from a purchase and the second in a purchase.  I am thrilled with both outcomes!  Olivier worked for Amel for ~19 years doing the customer handover and first year support of about 75% of the Super Maramu's made from Hull #70-ish right up until the last one Hull #479. If he surveys your Amel, chances are it is not the first time he has been on it!  And you don't just get a thorough, detailed inspection, and well written report with pictures with Olivier's survey services.  If you attend the survey (and I strongly advise that you do), you will get an education on the boat and it's systems from an outstanding teacher.  For my English speaking friends concerned about communication using a French speaking surveyor, you do not need to be at all concerned.  Olivier's English is excellent. Hire Olivier and you will not be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the survey.


So now thanks in large part to Bill and Olivier, my wife and I own an excellent Super Maramu.  We have a short punch list of mostly minor items to address from Olivier and we have the know-how, detailed instructions, and ongoing support from Bill on how to properly address them.  We could not be happier or feel more prepared!


Thanks again to all of you who contribute to this forum.  As my knowledge of my SM grows, I look forward to becoming a contributor to this great resource and not just a beneficiary of it.

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Tobago Cays III (soon to be SV Cara)

Currently in Le Marin, Martinique (soon to be Herrington Harbor North, Deale, MD)



Re: Onan Zinc and Outdated Marine Electronics Repairs

greatketch@...
 

Paul,

Waiting for the zinc to fully dissolve has two problems.  

First, as the zinc becomes smaller and smaller it will protect the other metal parts of the system less and less--including the brass plug which will dissolve very quickly once the zinc is gone. When that happens it breaks off when you try to remove it, and you have a mess to clean up.

Second, it will not actually all dissolve.  That white crud you see in the plug is no longer zinc, but various insoluble zinc salts.

Anyplace that sells the zincs will also sell the plugs, they are not hard to find.

Finally, if the zinc is that far dissolved, you are waiting MUCH too long to change it.  Shorten up the maintenance schedule for it.  You should be changing it when the zinc rod has lost 1/3 to 1/2 of its original size.

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ



---In amelyachtowners@..., <no_reply@...> wrote :

Hello to all.

Recently, I went to change the zinc on the Onan Generator, and when I unbolted the plug, I found the old zinc corroded in place.  At first I thought I would drill it out and replace it with a new one. Then the thought occurred to me, “why not just wait until it dissolves on its own”?  

Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.

I also wanted to pass along some information.  

Recently I began to have trouble with an old Raymarine RL80C Chart Plotter.  I contacted Dan Gerhardt who had been recommended on this forum, but he doesn’t repair chart plotters.  He recommended I call Steve Senft at Jaytron in Florida (steve at marineelectronics dot com - 941-748-1941). After trouble shooting things on the phone with him, I ended up sending the unit to him.  Unfortunately, after spending a number of hours on it, it was determined it was too far gone.  However, he sold me a used unit he had in house for about the same cost as the repair would have been.  

Based on my experience, I can highly recommend him for those of you who have some old equipment that you may not be ready to replace just yet, and need repair assistance.  He spent a good deal of time with me on the phone and via email, and helped me get what I needed for a very fair price.  He also moved me up in line so I would have a unit back in my hands, in time to travel back to the boat this weekend.

I hope someone will find this information useful and thank you in advance for any responses regarding the Onan Zinc.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Saint Lucia

RitaKathryn.com



Forward water tank access

pwschofield@...
 

The past two days we have had the joy of cleaning our water tank including the forward portion.  Gaining access to the forward port had its' challenges.  I know that Bill has a write up on how to removed the aft freezer however, our boat being a bit older was a little different.  These are the steps I took to remove the freezer.

 

1.  Remove all floor storage access/floor panels below the dinette.  This is to access the screws at the bottom of the kick plate

2.  Removed the freezer lid.  This just made it lighter to move, not sure if necessary. This also made it easier to remove the screws along the top of the freezer that attach it to the back of the cabinets

3.  Removed the lower bottle holder/panel in the liquor cabinet. 

4.  Removed two screws at the lower right corner as you are looking into the liquor cabinet.  These screws penetrate the back of the cabinet into the freezer box framework.

5.  Removed the 5 screws along the top of the fiberglass freezer box that attach it to the cabinet.

6.  Removed the 5 screws along the bottom of the kick plate on the fwd side of the freezer.  One of mine was hard to see as it was right in the corner next to the floor boards. 

7.  Remove the 3 screws that connect the AC kick panel to the freezer kick panel right where they meet.  These screws are accessed from the AC side and can be hard to get to.  I had to move the AC unit in order to gain access to them.  Also the bottom screw was covered over with fiberglass tabbing so I'm sure my forward portion of the tank has never been cleaned. 

8.  At this point, you can lift the freezer 8-10" and slide it forward enough to gain access to the water tank. 

 

Note, I didn't have to disconnect any electrical or hoses.  The whole freezer moved as a unit.  Also note that you do not need to remove any of the top screws that attach the kick plate to the freezer

 

I have added photos to the photo albums labeled "Trillium Aft Freezer Removal" for reference. 

 

Now I'm not going to go into detail as to how I cleaned the tanks as I could write a whole book on that. 

 

Anyway, good luck if you attempt it.  I know it can be a daunting task. 

 

Paul Schofield

SV Trillium

SM 215




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Can 24V circuit be available during batteries replacement?

Sv Garulfo
 


Thanks Bill,

So I asked MasterVolt about using my ChargeMaster chargers as power supply only and I various answers:

In France, the guy said no. He said the chargers would suffer from being used that way and that the batteries act as a buffer for current picks and troughs. He does not recommend it. He said the charging cycle wouldn't be suitable for loads either. 

Next, in the UK, the guy said yes, but do not exceed 70% of the charger current capacity. No need to setup the charger in a specific mode (re: Alexander's reply with respect to his own system). Without batteries, the charging cycle will play in 17mins and stabilise the voltage after that. 

My conclusions are:
I'll follow Bill's recommendation as it is the safe way in the absence of a definitive answer.

I don't think MasterVolt's answers are completely contradictory. I would probably be happy to do it to run lights, pumps and a fridge fir a limited period of time, but not the bow thruster!

I wish MasterVolt had a clear power supply mode like Alexander's system. 


Thanks

Fair winds



On Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at 14:40, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The answer depends on the batteries and your charger. 

And if I were you, I would leave one pair of batteries connected while you change the remainder, then change that one pair last. 


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 Jun 22, 2017 03:37, "svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all,


Can the 24V circuit be available if the chargers are on, when batteries have been removed -for example to be replaced and things get delayed...?


Thanks

BR

Thomas


-- 

GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks Alan , that's really useful . 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302 
Gently sailing south in Italian waters


On 23 Jun 2017, at 12:48, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Ian and Judy,

Our 30A Dolphin charger died too, a few of years ago.
We replaced it with a much more sophisticated unit - ProMariner ProNautic 2430P from Defender
It has selections for every known battery type plus custom settings.
It fitted perfectly in the space taken by the Dolphin 30.

All the guff is here :


It hasn't missed a beat.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437  
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Ian and Judy,

Our 30A Dolphin charger died too, a few of years ago.
We replaced it with a much more sophisticated unit - ProMariner ProNautic 2430P from Defender
It has selections for every known battery type plus custom settings.
It fitted perfectly in the space taken by the Dolphin 30.

All the guff is here :


It hasn't missed a beat.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437  
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Danny , 

Sounds as though you have the same set up as we do. 
The Dolphins take up very little space but they do take up all the space available . 
If Reya say that they can't repair my 30 ah ( same size as the 50 ah ) then the challenge will be to find a new charger which can fit the save of the old one . 
Unfortunately it seems that in the last 17 years chargers seem to have grown bigger ! 
If anyone has successfully found an alternative that fits the space it would be good to hear . 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen ,  SM 302 Italy


On 23 Jun 2017, at 08:34, simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Ian and Judy.
Our hull numbers are about the same.
We have a 100 amp and 30 amp dolphin mounted above and behind the gen set. Fit well there.
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 22 Jun 2017 22:27, "Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill and Danny,


 Thanks. I have emailed Reya in Toulon , sent a photo and details of the problem so hope they will be able to fix it.


If not, I will come back to this site to see if anyone else has recommendations for alternatives. Unfortunately, Reya now make a 40 amp whose dimensions are  too big for my space  or a 20 amp which I could fit if I put it sideways, but I'm not sure how the fan would like that.


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Italy


From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 22 June 2017 18:33:39
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM
 
Ian,

Try the following contacts:
REYA - EUROMARINE - Groupe Alliance Marine
2599 Route de la Fénerie
06580 Pégomas
Tel. + 33 493 904 708
Fax + 33 493 902 440
Email: export"at"reya.com

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, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:52 AM, simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Ian and Judy.
We contacted the dolphin manufacturer from Fiji regarding repair. Because of the impractability of two way transport from Fiji they gave us a great new price. This was 3 ,or so years ago. We were very impressed with their service, and with the product.
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 22 Jun 2017 5:24 p.m., "Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi all,


 After 17 years of valiant service our 30 amp, 24v charger has died. The green light still shines brightly and the fan works, but no output. A local electrician has pronounced a problem with the circuit board. I have written to Reya to see if they will repair it, but they are not known as quick correspondents.


The thing I love about the Dolphin charger is that it is small and light ( less than 5 kg ).  To replace it means finding another which is no more than 28cm  high and  34 wide.  The depth isn't critical.


Has anyone had success in 


a) getting Reya to repair an old Dolphin,   or


b) finding a suitable alternative which can fir in the same space ?


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Fiumicino, Italy




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] unending flow

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: unending flow

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi we have the same issue when sailing on stbd tack, not so bad on port. It will flush, but  a bit slower. Bills bubble explanation sounds spot on.
Danny,
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 23 Jun 2017 01:29, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Kent,


Your problem is not from a check valve, but from air that is entrained under the boat filling the seachest.

Like every design decision on a boat, the seachest has its good points--and its problems.  One of the issues is that when sailing, it fills with air. If you have ever put a video camera under your boat when sailing, you've seen a steady stream of bubbles flowing from bow to stern even at relatively modest speeds.  Every one of those bubbles that manages to go under the main intake thru-hull rises up and displaces water from the seachest.  After a fairly short time, the seachest is full of air.  

This means that any pump drawing out of the seachest, needs to clear a fairly significant volume of air before it can pump water.  I suspect this dry run time on every startup underway is part of the reason so many people have had such troublesomely short lifespans from impellers on their gensets.

Of course, this happens with every thru-hull, no matter if there is a seachest or not.  The issue with the seachest is that it can hold a LOT more air than a simple hose connection.

The previous owner of Harmonie installed a very small pump plumbed from the seachest manifold to to the cockpit scupper that can be used to clear this air before running either of the engines.

I think with the toilet flush pump, you'll just have to live with the delay, unless somebody has a solution I haven't thought of yet!

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ



---In amelyachtowners@..., <karkauai@...> wrote :

I have a different probem with my aft head on Kristy. When at sea, the fill pump takes forever to start putting water into the bowl.  This is not a problem when at anchor, and it doesn't matter which tack I'm on when at sea.  There is a strainer with very fine mesh in the intake line that looks like an orange mushroom.  The stainless mesh is damaged and needs to be replaced, but it's acting like there is a one-way valve in the intake line that has failed.  Is there such a valve?  if so, where?  Any other ideas?

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the "orange mushroom" strainer in the intake line?  A source for the stainless strainer mesh?

I should say that on Kristy, (SM 243) there are separate thru-hulls for the seawater fill pumps located in the little "hallway" just inboard of the heads.  She does NOT have the long hoses from the sea chest/manifold in the engine room.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently St. Michaels, MD, USA for the hurricane season.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Ian and Judy.
Our hull numbers are about the same.
We have a 100 amp and 30 amp dolphin mounted above and behind the gen set. Fit well there.
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 22 Jun 2017 22:27, "Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill and Danny,


 Thanks. I have emailed Reya in Toulon , sent a photo and details of the problem so hope they will be able to fix it.


If not, I will come back to this site to see if anyone else has recommendations for alternatives. Unfortunately, Reya now make a 40 amp whose dimensions are  too big for my space  or a 20 amp which I could fit if I put it sideways, but I'm not sure how the fan would like that.


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Italy


From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 22 June 2017 18:33:39
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM
 
Ian,

Try the following contacts:
REYA - EUROMARINE - Groupe Alliance Marine
2599 Route de la Fénerie
06580 Pégomas
Tel. + 33 493 904 708
Fax + 33 493 902 440
Email: export"at"reya.com

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, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:52 AM, simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Ian and Judy.
We contacted the dolphin manufacturer from Fiji regarding repair. Because of the impractability of two way transport from Fiji they gave us a great new price. This was 3 ,or so years ago. We were very impressed with their service, and with the product.
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 22 Jun 2017 5:24 p.m., "Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi all,


 After 17 years of valiant service our 30 amp, 24v charger has died. The green light still shines brightly and the fan works, but no output. A local electrician has pronounced a problem with the circuit board. I have written to Reya to see if they will repair it, but they are not known as quick correspondents.


The thing I love about the Dolphin charger is that it is small and light ( less than 5 kg ).  To replace it means finding another which is no more than 28cm  high and  34 wide.  The depth isn't critical.


Has anyone had success in 


a) getting Reya to repair an old Dolphin,   or


b) finding a suitable alternative which can fir in the same space ?


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Fiumicino, Italy




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM

eric freedman
 


Re: unending flow

greatketch@...
 

Kent,

Your problem is not from a check valve, but from air that is entrained under the boat filling the seachest.

Like every design decision on a boat, the seachest has its good points--and its problems.  One of the issues is that when sailing, it fills with air. If you have ever put a video camera under your boat when sailing, you've seen a steady stream of bubbles flowing from bow to stern even at relatively modest speeds.  Every one of those bubbles that manages to go under the main intake thru-hull rises up and displaces water from the seachest.  After a fairly short time, the seachest is full of air.  

This means that any pump drawing out of the seachest, needs to clear a fairly significant volume of air before it can pump water.  I suspect this dry run time on every startup underway is part of the reason so many people have had such troublesomely short lifespans from impellers on their gensets.

Of course, this happens with every thru-hull, no matter if there is a seachest or not.  The issue with the seachest is that it can hold a LOT more air than a simple hose connection.

The previous owner of Harmonie installed a very small pump plumbed from the seachest manifold to to the cockpit scupper that can be used to clear this air before running either of the engines.

I think with the toilet flush pump, you'll just have to live with the delay, unless somebody has a solution I haven't thought of yet!

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ



---In amelyachtowners@..., <karkauai@...> wrote :

I have a different probem with my aft head on Kristy. When at sea, the fill pump takes forever to start putting water into the bowl.  This is not a problem when at anchor, and it doesn't matter which tack I'm on when at sea.  There is a strainer with very fine mesh in the intake line that looks like an orange mushroom.  The stainless mesh is damaged and needs to be replaced, but it's acting like there is a one-way valve in the intake line that has failed.  Is there such a valve?  if so, where?  Any other ideas?

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the "orange mushroom" strainer in the intake line?  A source for the stainless strainer mesh?

I should say that on Kristy, (SM 243) there are separate thru-hulls for the seawater fill pumps located in the little "hallway" just inboard of the heads.  She does NOT have the long hoses from the sea chest/manifold in the engine room.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently St. Michaels, MD, USA for the hurricane season.





Re: Boom Boat Name Lettering Height?

Denise McGovern
 

John,
Great reminder!  We will bring it.  I have requested expedited USCG documentation also.

Alexandre,
Thanks for the quick information!  I used a previous post from you to size the lettering on the stern.  I can now order our vinyl letters.

Denise and Mark McGovern

S/V Cara

Martinique  (Soon to be Deale, MD)





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Boom Boat Name Lettering Height?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon Denise & Marck,

Congratulations for owning SM2K #440

I just measure the letters on my boom, then are 4.5 Inch (or 11.5 cm) tall.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthelemy, FWI



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On Thu, 6/22/17, Mcgovern.denise@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Boom Boat Name Lettering Height?
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017, 3:31 PM


 









Hello,
This is my first post.
 Mark and I have purchased SM #440 and are excited to make
her our own.  Does anyone have the boom lettering height?
 I would like to bring the name lettering with me to get
her ready for her trip north.
Thanks,Denise
and Mark McGovernS/V
CaraMartinique  (Soon to be Deale,
MD)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Boom Boat Name Lettering Height?

John Clark
 

Congratulations guys!   Don't have the answer to your answer right at this moment,  I know Bill does, but don't forget to bring an American flag with you when you are ready to sail...don't ask me why I say this.  ;)

Regards and good luck!   

John Clark
SV Annie. (fmr "Vent de Soleil")
Charleston, SC

On Jun 22, 2017 4:31 PM, "Mcgovern.denise@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello,


This is my first post.  Mark and I have purchased SM #440 and are excited to make her our own.  Does anyone have the boom lettering height?  I would like to bring the name lettering with me to get her ready for her trip north.


Thanks,

Denise and Mark McGovern

S/V Cara

Martinique  (Soon to be Deale, MD)



Onan Zinc and Outdated Marine Electronics Repairs

pstas2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello to all.

Recently, I went to change the zinc on the Onan Generator, and when I unbolted the plug, I found the old zinc corroded in place.  At first I thought I would drill it out and replace it with a new one. Then the thought occurred to me, “why not just wait until it dissolves on its own”?  

Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.

I also wanted to pass along some information.  

Recently I began to have trouble with an old Raymarine RL80C Chart Plotter.  I contacted Dan Gerhardt who had been recommended on this forum, but he doesn’t repair chart plotters.  He recommended I call Steve Senft at Jaytron in Florida (steve at marineelectronics dot com - 941-748-1941). After trouble shooting things on the phone with him, I ended up sending the unit to him.  Unfortunately, after spending a number of hours on it, it was determined it was too far gone.  However, he sold me a used unit he had in house for about the same cost as the repair would have been.  

Based on my experience, I can highly recommend him for those of you who have some old equipment that you may not be ready to replace just yet, and need repair assistance.  He spent a good deal of time with me on the phone and via email, and helped me get what I needed for a very fair price.  He also moved me up in line so I would have a unit back in my hands, in time to travel back to the boat this weekend.

I hope someone will find this information useful and thank you in advance for any responses regarding the Onan Zinc.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Saint Lucia

RitaKathryn.com



Boom Boat Name Lettering Height?

Denise McGovern
 

Hello,


This is my first post.  Mark and I have purchased SM #440 and are excited to make her our own.  Does anyone have the boom lettering height?  I would like to bring the name lettering with me to get her ready for her trip north.


Thanks,

Denise and Mark McGovern

S/V Cara

Martinique  (Soon to be Deale, MD)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Bill and Danny,


 Thanks. I have emailed Reya in Toulon , sent a photo and details of the problem so hope they will be able to fix it.


If not, I will come back to this site to see if anyone else has recommendations for alternatives. Unfortunately, Reya now make a 40 amp whose dimensions are  too big for my space  or a 20 amp which I could fit if I put it sideways, but I'm not sure how the fan would like that.


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Italy


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 22 June 2017 18:33:39
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM
 
Ian,

Try the following contacts:
REYA - EUROMARINE - Groupe Alliance Marine
2599 Route de la Fénerie
06580 Pégomas
Tel. + 33 493 904 708
Fax + 33 493 902 440
Email: export"at"reya.com

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, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:52 AM, simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Ian and Judy.
We contacted the dolphin manufacturer from Fiji regarding repair. Because of the impractability of two way transport from Fiji they gave us a great new price. This was 3 ,or so years ago. We were very impressed with their service, and with the product.
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 22 Jun 2017 5:24 p.m., "Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi all,


 After 17 years of valiant service our 30 amp, 24v charger has died. The green light still shines brightly and the fan works, but no output. A local electrician has pronounced a problem with the circuit board. I have written to Reya to see if they will repair it, but they are not known as quick correspondents.


The thing I love about the Dolphin charger is that it is small and light ( less than 5 kg ).  To replace it means finding another which is no more than 28cm  high and  34 wide.  The depth isn't critical.


Has anyone had success in 


a) getting Reya to repair an old Dolphin,   or


b) finding a suitable alternative which can fir in the same space ?


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Fiumicino, Italy