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Re: Volvo TMD22 RPM problems

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

Beware of running too long at 2000. The turbo doesn't cut in until
approximately 2500. I had the bad habit of motoring around 2200 and
thus never engaging the turbo. Guess what? Yeah, it cost me a new
one. Parts and Power in Tortola, the only show in town did the
work. I suppose I can recommend them now that many hours of useless
work later, and much billing, they solved the problem following my
instructions based on Selo's recommendations. Maybe we'll see you
elsewhere. The current plan is to bring Pagan north to the Virgins
in December. Good luck. Arnold

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Thanks to Arnold (Pagandaisy) and all others for the input on the
RPM
problems. Given that we had just had the injectors serviced, I
tend
to suspect them, also.
We have cleaned the prop and seen no difference.
So we will continue on our way (2000 RPM is all we need to motor,
anyway), hope for good winds, and take care of the problem
elsewhere.

Arnold, where did you have your work done?

We will be in Grenada in mid-to-late January, hope to see you there.

Regards, Roy "Excalibur" SM #195


Re: Volvo TMD22 RPM problems

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks to Arnold (Pagandaisy) and all others for the input on the RPM
problems. Given that we had just had the injectors serviced, I tend
to suspect them, also.
We have cleaned the prop and seen no difference.
So we will continue on our way (2000 RPM is all we need to motor,
anyway), hope for good winds, and take care of the problem elsewhere.

Arnold, where did you have your work done?

We will be in Grenada in mid-to-late January, hope to see you there.

Regards, Roy "Excalibur" SM #195


Re: Volvo TMD22 RPM problems

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

I can't say I have the definitive solution to the RPM loss, but
essentially mine has been solved (at least to 2800 RPM) thanks to
advice from Selo and a little common sense. First of all the
injectors have to be REPLACED instead of adjusted. Then the pump has
to be adjusted UNDER LOAD. Someone who knows the engine has to do
the latter. The injector change did the most. Both got me from 1800
to 2700. Flushing the engine got me 100 more. I should point out
that I have a standard prop not a folding one. It wasn't the problem
nor was any growth on the hull. I suspect there's still some carbon
buildup. Good luck. Wish I was sailing too. Pagan's in Grenada for
the hurricane season. Incidentally we crossed directly from Madeira
and skipped the Canaries. Arnold


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hello all,
We hope most of you are out there sailing someplace. We are
now
in the Azores, where we sailed to from Portugal, after 5 years in
the
Med. Next is Madeira, then Canaries, and Caribbean.
Recently, we have had a problem similar to that
from "pagandaisy",
posted in November. Our engine won´t rev past 2000 RPM. We had
just
had the injectors service by MAYS in Horta. We have 1670 hours
on
the engine, and we have checked all the obvious: clean air
intake,
clean fuel and filters, clean prop, new oil in transmission. The
engine goes up to 4000 RPM+ in neutral, but underway, it just
stops
at 2000. Throttle linkage is OK, and no black smoke at full
throttle.
Any ideas? The best minds in Horta, as well as a diesel
mechanic
with submarine experience (a South African sailor) can´t find a
problem.
Hi I had the same problem with the Perkins Prima wich is basically
the same engine. The solution was to change the injectors. That
seems
to have solved the problem. If you had your injectors serviced
maybe
they were not serviced correctly. I hope this helps. please post
the
solution when you find it.

V C
Thanks for any input, and good sailing to all.
Roy Benveniste, SM Excalibur, #195


Re: Volvo TMD22 RPM problems

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hello all,
We hope most of you are out there sailing someplace. We are now
in the Azores, where we sailed to from Portugal, after 5 years in
the
Med. Next is Madeira, then Canaries, and Caribbean.
Recently, we have had a problem similar to that
from "pagandaisy",
posted in November. Our engine won´t rev past 2000 RPM. We had
just
had the injectors service by MAYS in Horta. We have 1670 hours on
the engine, and we have checked all the obvious: clean air intake,
clean fuel and filters, clean prop, new oil in transmission. The
engine goes up to 4000 RPM+ in neutral, but underway, it just stops
at 2000. Throttle linkage is OK, and no black smoke at full
throttle.
Any ideas? The best minds in Horta, as well as a diesel
mechanic
with submarine experience (a South African sailor) can´t find a
problem.
Hi I had the same problem with the Perkins Prima wich is basically
the same engine. The solution was to change the injectors. That seems
to have solved the problem. If you had your injectors serviced maybe
they were not serviced correctly. I hope this helps. please post the
solution when you find it.

V C
Thanks for any input, and good sailing to all.
Roy Benveniste, SM Excalibur, #195


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22 RPM problems

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

My experience has been that the smallest malfunction
in the folding prop will cause this. It can be
anything which prevents full deployment of the prop.
Can you get 3000 RPM in reverse? Usually a prop which
does not deploy in one direction will deploy in the
other. A tiny marine growth, pit in the metal, or even
poor lubrication can prevent deployment. The lubricant
has to be an extra special, extra sticky lubricant
specific to the folding prop or it's ejected at the
first revolutions. The fact that your engine will
reach RPM in neutral suggests it isn't the engine. For
some reason this engine is quite easily "overpowered"
by even small irregularities, such as just going
through seaweed. Hope thi helps. Claude Roessiger
--- rbenven44 <no_reply@...> wrote:
Hello all,
We hope most of you are out there sailing
someplace. We are now
in the Azores, where we sailed to from Portugal,
after 5 years in the
Med. Next is Madeira, then Canaries, and Caribbean.
Recently, we have had a problem similar to that
from "pagandaisy",
posted in November. Our engine wont rev past 2000
RPM. We had just
had the injectors service by MAYS in Horta. We have
1670 hours on
the engine, and we have checked all the obvious:
clean air intake,
clean fuel and filters, clean prop, new oil in
transmission. The
engine goes up to 4000 RPM+ in neutral, but
underway, it just stops
at 2000. Throttle linkage is OK, and no black smoke
at full throttle.
Any ideas? The best minds in Horta, as well as a
diesel mechanic
with submarine experience (a South African sailor)
cant find a
problem.
Thanks for any input, and good sailing to all.
Roy Benveniste, SM Excalibur, #195


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Volvo TMD22 RPM problems

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello all,
We hope most of you are out there sailing someplace. We are now
in the Azores, where we sailed to from Portugal, after 5 years in the
Med. Next is Madeira, then Canaries, and Caribbean.
Recently, we have had a problem similar to that from "pagandaisy",
posted in November. Our engine won´t rev past 2000 RPM. We had just
had the injectors service by MAYS in Horta. We have 1670 hours on
the engine, and we have checked all the obvious: clean air intake,
clean fuel and filters, clean prop, new oil in transmission. The
engine goes up to 4000 RPM+ in neutral, but underway, it just stops
at 2000. Throttle linkage is OK, and no black smoke at full throttle.
Any ideas? The best minds in Horta, as well as a diesel mechanic
with submarine experience (a South African sailor) can´t find a
problem.
Thanks for any input, and good sailing to all.
Roy Benveniste, SM Excalibur, #195


autopilots

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

Hello, les Amels,

Does anyone have experience with the W-H Autopilot P-3C model, which
is a belowdeck hydraulic system I am considering installing? I want
to replace my Autohelm 6000 on my Maramu.

I would appreciate any insights on the W-H Autopilot (this is Steve
Dashew's recommended manufacturer) or on other brands of hydraulic
autopilots. Thank you.

David Lambertsen
s/v Have Fun!
Amel Maramu #258


110 lb Bruce on Super Maramu

sv_red_red_wine <sv_red_red_wine@...>
 

Does anyone have or use a 110 Bruce on their Maramu. I know Amel has
changed the andchor roller recently... will it fit. Paul Camp


Re: Alternative 24 volt interior lighting

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

When I bought my SM 8 years ago I objected then to the "map lights"
Amel was then installing as reading lights and insisted instead on 24
volt halogen lights. We found some made by Hella in the catalog. My
experience has been exceptional, plenty of light to read by and
almost endless lamp life. I wonder if Amel has installed these in
later editions of the SM. Arnold



--- In amelyachtowners@y..., closereach <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Does anyone have direct experience/comments to share on using more
efficient 24 volt lighting? Specifically, has anyone tried using
white LEDs lights? I see that Davis Instruments makes these in a
cluster with two diferent bayonet socket styles but only in 12
volt.
Do they put out enough light for general use in the saloon or even
for reading?

Also, does anyone have experience with the new CCF (cold cathode
flourescent) series lights from Taylorbrite? While not as efficient
as LEDs the product specs say they're 4-12 times more efficient
than
conventional incandescent lights.

Thanks
Richard


Re: Engine parts source

svladysadie <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., svladysadie <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Our SM 2000 has the standard Onan 6.5 KW generator, Model
MDKAL42401
and the Volvo Penta (Perkins) TMD22. We have always purchased
filters
and impellers from Amel in Guadaloupe, but we are currently in
the
US. Is there a supplier in the US where we can get impellers
and
fuel filters for each (the NAPA oil filters seem to be fine)?
Bill
on S/V Lady Sadie
Hi Bill

Finding parts for these engines should not be a problem. The Onan
is
a US made item. I noticed that Boat US now carries Volvo parts, I
dont know how their prices are. Just for the record the Amel has a
Volvo TMD22P. Where is your boat now and what are your cruising
plans.

Vito
SV Wanderer
SM#283
Thank you, Vito, for the information. We will be returning to
Trinidad soon, put the boat back in the water, and then stay there
until Thanksgiving. We'll then sail north as far as St.Martin or
the BVI's, and then back to Trinidad or Venezuela for the hurricane
season of 2003. Are you sailing in the Caribbean?


Re: Alternative 24 volt interior lighting

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

-zzz-- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Richard,
i had amel install the led option on kimberlite.
i believe they installed 7 red leds almost at cabin sole level for
night lighting .they work great. i also used a few of the davis
replacements on my old boat. i was equally satisfied with them for
cabin lighting. they were a little short when it came to reading.
eric
kimberlite sm 376.



--- In amelyachtowners@y..., closereach <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Does anyone have direct experience/comments to share on using
more
efficient 24 volt lighting? Specifically, has anyone tried using
white LEDs lights? I see that Davis Instruments makes these in a
cluster with two diferent bayonet socket styles but only in 12
volt.
Do they put out enough light for general use in the saloon or
even
for reading?

Also, does anyone have experience with the new CCF (cold cathode
flourescent) series lights from Taylorbrite? While not as
efficient
as LEDs the product specs say they're 4-12 times more efficient
than
conventional incandescent lights.

Thanks
Richard


Re: Alternative 24 volt interior lighting

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Richard,
i had amel install the led option on kimberlite.
i believe they installed 7 red leds almost at cabin sole level for
night lighting .they work great. i also used a few of the davis
replacements on my old boat. i was equally satisfied with them for
cabin lighting. they were a little short when it came to reading.
eric
kimberlite sm 376.



--- In amelyachtowners@y..., closereach <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Does anyone have direct experience/comments to share on using more
efficient 24 volt lighting? Specifically, has anyone tried using
white LEDs lights? I see that Davis Instruments makes these in a
cluster with two diferent bayonet socket styles but only in 12
volt.
Do they put out enough light for general use in the saloon or even
for reading?

Also, does anyone have experience with the new CCF (cold cathode
flourescent) series lights from Taylorbrite? While not as
efficient
as LEDs the product specs say they're 4-12 times more efficient
than
conventional incandescent lights.

Thanks
Richard


Alternative 24 volt interior lighting

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Does anyone have direct experience/comments to share on using more
efficient 24 volt lighting? Specifically, has anyone tried using
white LEDs lights? I see that Davis Instruments makes these in a
cluster with two diferent bayonet socket styles but only in 12 volt.
Do they put out enough light for general use in the saloon or even
for reading?

Also, does anyone have experience with the new CCF (cold cathode
flourescent) series lights from Taylorbrite? While not as efficient
as LEDs the product specs say they're 4-12 times more efficient than
conventional incandescent lights.

Thanks
Richard


Re: Keel Bolts on L'Euros

Rwany
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "ameleuros" <rogermike@e...> wrote:
Hi again - I have a fixation about what these are like and has
anyone any experiences to tell me about??? Roger
I have an Euros ...I think u cannot see it.the bolts are completly
under the plastic!
Mabe you can ask to Amel.
They are very serious an answer you quikly( 48 h Max).
I did it,they don't know me,my boat have been made in 1969;I sent
them an E-Mail...I received a fax 24h latter!
I ,have never seen a compagny like that!
33 years later!
My job is in computer science,1 year after your deal,you are an
unknow!
Erwan


Re: Maintaining faux teak decks

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
In May, SV Alchemy suggested "Sure Step" polish to protect the non
skid areas of the Amel from sun damage.. I purchased some and
tried
it on the brown faux teak decks on my SM Second Call. No matter
how
hard I polish it in, when it dries it leaves a white haze over the
brown faux teak, no doubt because the polishing rag isn't reaching
down into the deeper crevices in the faux teak. The Carib sun will
definitely do a number on the faux teak, lightening it over the
course of several years. Therefore, I am still looking for a
solution. Any secrets out there as to how to keep the faux teak
protected. Michael Glass /Second Call/ Montauk, NY

Joel Potter suggested using caranuba wax. I did this with similar
results. The wax turned into a white haze. Now I am trying to figure
out how to remove the wax. The only good thing is believe it or not
when its wet it actually helps the non skid properties of the deck.
If anyone has any suggestions Im all ears.

Vito Ciaravino
Wonderer
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., sv_alchemy <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Vito -

We have been using a product by Aurora Marine -
www.auroramarine.com -
called "Sure Step" for the non-skid areas of our Sharki with
good
results. It contains a polymer they call "Skid -X" which seals
the
surface preventing oxidation without reducing the nonskid effect
like
wax would. It lasts about 6 mos.


Re: Maintaining faux teak decks

mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@...>
 

In May, SV Alchemy suggested "Sure Step" polish to protect the non
skid areas of the Amel from sun damage.. I purchased some and tried
it on the brown faux teak decks on my SM Second Call. No matter how
hard I polish it in, when it dries it leaves a white haze over the
brown faux teak, no doubt because the polishing rag isn't reaching
down into the deeper crevices in the faux teak. The Carib sun will
definitely do a number on the faux teak, lightening it over the
course of several years. Therefore, I am still looking for a
solution. Any secrets out there as to how to keep the faux teak
protected. Michael Glass /Second Call/ Montauk, NY


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., sv_alchemy <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Vito -

We have been using a product by Aurora Marine -
www.auroramarine.com -
called "Sure Step" for the non-skid areas of our Sharki with good
results. It contains a polymer they call "Skid -X" which seals the
surface preventing oxidation without reducing the nonskid effect
like
wax would. It lasts about 6 mos.


Re: Rub rail care

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., svladysadie <no_reply@y...> wrote:
We will soon be applying the new metallic strip on the rub rail,
while on the hard in Trinidad. What is the best way to care for
the
brown rub rail itself? Bill on S/V Lady Sadie
The Rub rail wich is really a crush zone is just plain fiberglass and
all you need to do is wax it. The rubber right above it looks good if
you apply some type of tire care product. think mgwires makes
something that works well.Unfortunatly it only lasts a few weeks.
What are you doing to your rub rail. How is Trinidad in the summer.


Re: Engine parts source

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., svladysadie <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Our SM 2000 has the standard Onan 6.5 KW generator, Model
MDKAL42401
and the Volvo Penta (Perkins) TMD22. We have always purchased
filters
and impellers from Amel in Guadaloupe, but we are currently in the
US. Is there a supplier in the US where we can get impellers and
fuel filters for each (the NAPA oil filters seem to be fine)? Bill
on S/V Lady Sadie
Hi Bill

Finding parts for these engines should not be a problem. The Onan is
a US made item. I noticed that Boat US now carries Volvo parts, I
dont know how their prices are. Just for the record the Amel has a
Volvo TMD22P. Where is your boat now and what are your cruising plans.

Vito
SV Wanderer
SM#283


Rub rail care

svladysadie <no_reply@...>
 

We will soon be applying the new metallic strip on the rub rail,
while on the hard in Trinidad. What is the best way to care for the
brown rub rail itself? Bill on S/V Lady Sadie


Engine parts source

svladysadie <no_reply@...>
 

Our SM 2000 has the standard Onan 6.5 KW generator, Model MDKAL42401
and the Volvo Penta (Perkins) TMD22. We have always purchased filters
and impellers from Amel in Guadaloupe, but we are currently in the
US. Is there a supplier in the US where we can get impellers and
fuel filters for each (the NAPA oil filters seem to be fine)? Bill
on S/V Lady Sadie