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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: motors for outhaul and furling

Bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

I can't find Mauds contact info....I've ordered before but it's been a while.  Can you send it to me.

Thanks in advance.

Bob
S/V Chara
1985 Maramu 173

On Sep 15, 2017, at 2:27 AM, 'Miles Bidwell' milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you to everyone for the good advice on dealing with my outhaul motor.  The brushes were hung up and both motors were full of carbon dust and partly shorted from it.   Maud is sending new brushes to me to replace the badly worn ones.  For the 10 years that I had this boat in the Mediterranean,  Amel took care of all these things and I became lazy.  Now, I am learning stuff I should have known. 

 

Regards,

Miles

Ladybug SM 216 in Newport, RI  preparing to sail to Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] genua traveller super maramu 1992

Mike Ondra
 

Peter,
It is not clear what model/hull # you are nor your location. I can say that we replaced our Antal jib cars last year. Their configuration is custom for Amel, but the US distributor for Antal knew exactly what car went with our Amel model. He brought our replacements in with his next delivery from Italy. My suggestion is to contact an Antal distributor near you.

Mike Ondra
Aletes SM #240
Rock Hall, MD

On Sep 14, 2017, at 9:14 AM, mausi@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Bill,

Iam currently not at the boat. Do you have the measurement of the track where the car is sitting on?
It looks like I have to get a new car due to the old plastic roller is no longer availlable.

Thank you,
Peter


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

Mark Erdos
 

Pat,

 

Forgot to say, yes you should be able to move it easily.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

 

Mark, The prop is clean , the linkage is ok , the fuel filters are new and I see no signs of leakage on any fuel line. I just took off the exhaust elbow and it was clean , even shiny  , except was a few small clumps of mush seemingly oil soaked , maybe a teaspoon total. I took off the turbo shield and the short rod that controls the waste gate is rusty as well as the circular piece where it enters. I could not move the rod , should I be able to ? Could my problem be a stuck wast gate ?

Thanks,

Pat SM#123

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

Pat, the fact you can get to 3000rpm in neutral doesn’t tell us much. It is the load that is causing the problem. The engine is not generating enough energy to offset the applied load. Fuel is energy. This usually means fuel issues. The more load, the more fuel is needed to create the horsepower.

 

Where you able to get to 3000 rpm right before you changed the filters? Or, was this something you did to try to fix the issue?

 

Here are some additional thoughts on fuel:

 

Do you have a lift pump for fuel? (not sure on the Volvo and your Amel). If so check the diaphragm,

Air in fuel lines (connections loose). The engine will pull air rather than fuel if it can.

O-rings sitting correctly on fuel filter give a good seal?

If you changed the fuel filter is the new one sitting correctly and sealed?

 

A couple of other thoughts:

 

Check for blockage in exhaust hose (not enough air to burn fuel)

I know you said you cleaned the prop but is it possible something is caught in it (piece of rope or fishing line)

 

Let’s hope it is something this simple J

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

 

Mark, Thanks for getting back . I used the same and correct filters. I observed that the linkage moved forward well beyond the 2200 point , but no further increase in rpms. The engine seems to run smoothly , if it were an injector would you have a noticeable telltale ? Is the fact that in neutral It gets to 3000 rpm mean anything?

Thanks,

Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

Pat,

 

Here is a great page to give you some additional thoughts: https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-low-power-troubleshooting/

 

White smoke is usually a sign of not enough air intake or failing fuel injector(s). However, white smoke is usually pretty noticeable. You say “a little white smoke” so I would not think it is an indication.

 

Also, another common issue most people do not check is the throttle linkage. Can you get RPM if you go down to the engine an manually move the throttle?

 

Else, I would start with the fuel system and work from there.

 “replaced both fuel filters” did you replace them with the same type?

 

Tubo failure will usually pump out black smoke.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

 

I have not been able to get above 2200 rpms , normally I have always gotten to 3000 at full throttle on my Volvo TMD 22A . I just cleaned my fixed prop and replaced both fuel filters , still won't go beyond 2200 rpm. It will get above 3000 rpm in neutral and I notice a little white smoke. Any thoughts on what could cause the limited rpms in gear . I rebuilt the turbo 3 years ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I just read that the military has landed in the BVIs and St. Martin to restore order . That has to be a relief to those stuck there . Our thoughts and good wishes to everyone impacted by Irma.

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

Mark Erdos
 

Pat,

 

This is a good possibility. I think you have an “ah ha” moment here. The fact you hit 2000 rpm with no issue and have trouble going over this could mean lack of air being pumped back into the engine to burn more fuel. It is possible the turbo is turning too fast causing a bad fuel to air mix and backpressure in the engine. I would have expected to see some sort of smoke as you pushed the throttle up. I recall you saying a little smoke. This could be an indication that you are passing some fuel out through the exhaust and not burning it. I’m sorry I am not more familiar with the Volvo set up. But on the Yamaha, what you describe would make perfect sense for not getting full power.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

 

Mark, The prop is clean , the linkage is ok , the fuel filters are new and I see no signs of leakage on any fuel line. I just took off the exhaust elbow and it was clean , even shiny  , except was a few small clumps of mush seemingly oil soaked , maybe a teaspoon total. I took off the turbo shield and the short rod that controls the waste gate is rusty as well as the circular piece where it enters. I could not move the rod , should I be able to ? Could my problem be a stuck wast gate ?

Thanks,

Pat SM#123

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

Pat, the fact you can get to 3000rpm in neutral doesn’t tell us much. It is the load that is causing the problem. The engine is not generating enough energy to offset the applied load. Fuel is energy. This usually means fuel issues. The more load, the more fuel is needed to create the horsepower.

 

Where you able to get to 3000 rpm right before you changed the filters? Or, was this something you did to try to fix the issue?

 

Here are some additional thoughts on fuel:

 

Do you have a lift pump for fuel? (not sure on the Volvo and your Amel). If so check the diaphragm,

Air in fuel lines (connections loose). The engine will pull air rather than fuel if it can.

O-rings sitting correctly on fuel filter give a good seal?

If you changed the fuel filter is the new one sitting correctly and sealed?

 

A couple of other thoughts:

 

Check for blockage in exhaust hose (not enough air to burn fuel)

I know you said you cleaned the prop but is it possible something is caught in it (piece of rope or fishing line)

 

Let’s hope it is something this simple J

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

 

Mark, Thanks for getting back . I used the same and correct filters. I observed that the linkage moved forward well beyond the 2200 point , but no further increase in rpms. The engine seems to run smoothly , if it were an injector would you have a noticeable telltale ? Is the fact that in neutral It gets to 3000 rpm mean anything?

Thanks,

Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

Pat,

 

Here is a great page to give you some additional thoughts: https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-low-power-troubleshooting/

 

White smoke is usually a sign of not enough air intake or failing fuel injector(s). However, white smoke is usually pretty noticeable. You say “a little white smoke” so I would not think it is an indication.

 

Also, another common issue most people do not check is the throttle linkage. Can you get RPM if you go down to the engine an manually move the throttle?

 

Else, I would start with the fuel system and work from there.

 “replaced both fuel filters” did you replace them with the same type?

 

Tubo failure will usually pump out black smoke.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

 

I have not been able to get above 2200 rpms , normally I have always gotten to 3000 at full throttle on my Volvo TMD 22A . I just cleaned my fixed prop and replaced both fuel filters , still won't go beyond 2200 rpm. It will get above 3000 rpm in neutral and I notice a little white smoke. Any thoughts on what could cause the limited rpms in gear . I rebuilt the turbo 3 years ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I just read that the military has landed in the BVIs and St. Martin to restore order . That has to be a relief to those stuck there . Our thoughts and good wishes to everyone impacted by Irma.

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Central America?

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Rick and Linda,

I arrived in Curaçao today. I've given your question much thought. I also have some books. 

Time for a beer???

Jean-Pierre


On 14 Sep 2017, at 17:12, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Rick,
I spent six months in Panama, mostly in San Blas, Portobelo, and Shelter Bay.  I didn't go to Columbia.  So far SB is my favorite venue after 30 years of cruising the Caribbean. That wasn't enough time for San Blas, and I didn't even get to Bocas Del Toros.  When I head S again, I'll do another Six months or more there and Belize to Costa Rica before transiting the Canal and heading for the S Pac.

Electronic and paper charts are equally poor in San Blas, travel only when the light is good and you can read the water (generally 10AM-2PM).

See earlier posts about checking into Panama, it sounds like you can again check in at Porvenir.

There is very little shopping in SB.  Stock up well b4 leaving Curacao. It's a daysail and $50 taxi ride to the closest big grocery, and an overnight sail and $50 taxi if you go to Shelter Bay (which is a very nice, safe, well-run marina across from Colon by the western end of the jetty.

Get a Digicel SIM card for your phone, it will work for voice and (slow) data if you are at the inner islands....poor/intermittent coverage in the outer islands.

Feel free to call me if you'd like to talk.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
karkauai at yahoo dot com
USA cell:+1 828-234-6819

On Sep 14, 2017, at 4:17 PM, rickgrimes1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I'd like to correspond with, or speak with, anyone who is cruising (or has recently cruised) their Amel in Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, and up through Belize, etc. (on the Caribbean side) and is willing to share their experiences. We are currently in Curacao and thinking of continuing west this coming season.  You can reach me at rickgrimes1@....  THANKS! 


Rick Grimes
ASM2K (#404)



Re: Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

Peter Jaeger
 

I also had to replace my sonic speed from B&G. Stéphane from Pochon recomended this:
To replace the Sonic speed system we install the Ultra Sonic sensor by NKE (in housing),since 2 years on each Amel 55 we used this sensor and it works very fine.
This sensor is quite expensive therefore I followed Bill's recomendation and installed the Tinley NMEA paddlewheel. I have now SOG from the GPS on my Hydra network. Quite easy to install.
Peter
Wilson / SM 003 / La Rochelle


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Central America?

karkauai
 

Hi Rick,
I spent six months in Panama, mostly in San Blas, Portobelo, and Shelter Bay.  I didn't go to Columbia.  So far SB is my favorite venue after 30 years of cruising the Caribbean. That wasn't enough time for San Blas, and I didn't even get to Bocas Del Toros.  When I head S again, I'll do another Six months or more there and Belize to Costa Rica before transiting the Canal and heading for the S Pac.

Electronic and paper charts are equally poor in San Blas, travel only when the light is good and you can read the water (generally 10AM-2PM).

See earlier posts about checking into Panama, it sounds like you can again check in at Porvenir.

There is very little shopping in SB.  Stock up well b4 leaving Curacao. It's a daysail and $50 taxi ride to the closest big grocery, and an overnight sail and $50 taxi if you go to Shelter Bay (which is a very nice, safe, well-run marina across from Colon by the western end of the jetty.

Get a Digicel SIM card for your phone, it will work for voice and (slow) data if you are at the inner islands....poor/intermittent coverage in the outer islands.

Feel free to call me if you'd like to talk.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
karkauai at yahoo dot com
USA cell:+1 828-234-6819

On Sep 14, 2017, at 4:17 PM, rickgrimes1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I'd like to correspond with, or speak with, anyone who is cruising (or has recently cruised) their Amel in Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, and up through Belize, etc. (on the Caribbean side) and is willing to share their experiences. We are currently in Curacao and thinking of continuing west this coming season.  You can reach me at rickgrimes1@....  THANKS! 


Rick Grimes
ASM2K (#404)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: motors for outhaul and furling

karkauai
 

Hi Miles.  Glad to hear you're "Gettin 'er done".  After 9 years w Kristy, I'm still learning, too.

Thanks again to all those here who have the patience and take the time to help us wannabe's take care of our Amels.


Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243
.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

karkauai
 

Thanks Alan, I understand.

Kent
S/V Kristy


Central America?

rickgrimes1@...
 

I'd like to correspond with, or speak with, anyone who is cruising (or has recently cruised) their Amel in Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, and up through Belize, etc. (on the Caribbean side) and is willing to share their experiences. We are currently in Curacao and thinking of continuing west this coming season.  You can reach me at rickgrimes1@....  THANKS! 


Rick Grimes
ASM2K (#404)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

karkauai
 

Thanks Bill.  It sounds like you're happy with the P79 depth sounder looking through the glass bottom.  I will probably add that so I'll have a backup depth in case the old B&G fails.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

karkauai
 

Thanks for sharing that good experience with me Steve.  I'm still looking at options, and may not do anything right now unless I find a good option that fits the existing old EchoPilot transducer hole.  My old depth sounder and boat speed still work, and I'm waiting to see what new forward sonars come out in the next year or two.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243


Re: hawse pipe repair

tijssen.hans@...
 

John,
I had the hawse pipe replaced by a stainless steel one.
Yes, the small backing plate is part of the pipe.
I am not an engineer, but do feel that the pipe, which is glassed to deck and floor, does give additional support to the windlass.

Hope this helps.
Regards,
Hans Tijssen
SM 120 TISHUIT at anchor Patmos Island, Greece


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Pat,

I pretend no expertise other than experience. My TMD22 showed the same symptoms. The seized waste gate causes over pressurization by the turbo. The waste gate is there to control the pressure delivered and as the revs rise it progressively opens. Over pressurization over time causes damage to the piston rings leading to loss of compression and lack of power. I went through all the processes of turbo, injectors, injector pump, fuel systems, you name it, I did it. In the end it came to a choice. Over haul the engine or replace it. I replaced it with the Volvo  D 2 75. I hope your problem has a more simple solution.

Two warnings: 1) The function of the waste gate is critical and needs to be checked periodically.

2) If any member is considering a replacement of a 75 or 80 hp engine Amel advised me that the C drive on the boats fitted with these engines cannot carry the load of a 100 hp engine. The 100 hp models had an upgraded C drive

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 15 September 2017 at 06:59 "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Mark, The prop is clean , the linkage is ok , the fuel filters are new and I see no signs of leakage on any fuel line. I just took off the exhaust elbow and it was clean , even shiny  , except was a few small clumps of mush seemingly oil soaked , maybe a teaspoon total. I took off the turbo shield and the short rod that controls the waste gate is rusty as well as the circular piece where it enters. I could not move the rod , should I be able to ? Could my problem be a stuck wast gate ?

Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 
 
Pat, the fact you can get to 3000rpm in neutral doesn’t tell us much. It is the load that is causing the problem. The engine is not generating enough energy to offset the applied load. Fuel is energy. This usually means fuel issues. The more load, the more fuel is needed to create the horsepower.
 
Where you able to get to 3000 rpm right before you changed the filters? Or, was this something you did to try to fix the issue?
 
Here are some additional thoughts on fuel:
 
Do you have a lift pump for fuel? (not sure on the Volvo and your Amel). If so check the diaphragm,
Air in fuel lines (connections loose). The engine will pull air rather than fuel if it can.
O-rings sitting correctly on fuel filter give a good seal?
If you changed the fuel filter is the new one sitting correctly and sealed?
 
A couple of other thoughts:
 
Check for blockage in exhaust hose (not enough air to burn fuel)
I know you said you cleaned the prop but is it possible something is caught in it (piece of rope or fishing line)
 
Let’s hope it is something this simple J
 
 
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs
 
 
Mark, Thanks for getting back . I used the same and correct filters. I observed that the linkage moved forward well beyond the 2200 point , but no further increase in rpms. The engine seems to run smoothly , if it were an injector would you have a noticeable telltale ? Is the fact that in neutral It gets to 3000 rpm mean anything?
Thanks,
Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs
 
Pat,
 
Here is a great page to give you some additional thoughts: https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-low-power-troubleshooting/
 
White smoke is usually a sign of not enough air intake or failing fuel injector(s). However, white smoke is usually pretty noticeable. You say “a little white smoke” so I would not think it is an indication.
 
Also, another common issue most people do not check is the throttle linkage. Can you get RPM if you go down to the engine an manually move the throttle?
 
Else, I would start with the fuel system and work from there.
 “replaced both fuel filters” did you replace them with the same type?
 
Tubo failure will usually pump out black smoke.
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs
 
 
I have not been able to get above 2200 rpms , normally I have always gotten to 3000 at full throttle on my Volvo TMD 22A . I just cleaned my fixed prop and replaced both fuel filters , still won't go beyond 2200 rpm. It will get above 3000 rpm in neutral and I notice a little white smoke. Any thoughts on what could cause the limited rpms in gear . I rebuilt the turbo 3 years ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I just read that the military has landed in the BVIs and St. Martin to restore order . That has to be a relief to those stuck there . Our thoughts and good wishes to everyone impacted by Irma.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
 
 
 

 


 


Help with bathing ladder and gangway for Amel Sharki

Cameron Burness
 

First a thank you to everyone that sent me information regarding the Sharki windlass.
We are currently looking for a replacement motor.
Just a recap my son and I recently purchased a Sharki, #97, 1984. There are a list of jobs that we are working through.
The boat is currently having some work done on the engine in Spain, I am in the UK.

Our bathing ladder and gangway is basically just the frame, a few very poor condition marine ply steps.
I would like to try and restore to original condition, something I can hopefully start preparation on while in the UK.

Does anyone have the dimensions or templates for the ladder steps and the design/measurements of the gangway.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Cameron


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, The prop is clean , the linkage is ok , the fuel filters are new and I see no signs of leakage on any fuel line. I just took off the exhaust elbow and it was clean , even shiny  , except was a few small clumps of mush seemingly oil soaked , maybe a teaspoon total. I took off the turbo shield and the short rod that controls the waste gate is rusty as well as the circular piece where it enters. I could not move the rod , should I be able to ? Could my problem be a stuck wast gate ?
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 
Pat, the fact you can get to 3000rpm in neutral doesn’t tell us much. It is the load that is causing the problem. The engine is not generating enough energy to offset the applied load. Fuel is energy. This usually means fuel issues. The more load, the more fuel is needed to create the horsepower.
 
Where you able to get to 3000 rpm right before you changed the filters? Or, was this something you did to try to fix the issue?
 
Here are some additional thoughts on fuel:
 
Do you have a lift pump for fuel? (not sure on the Volvo and your Amel). If so check the diaphragm,
Air in fuel lines (connections loose). The engine will pull air rather than fuel if it can.
O-rings sitting correctly on fuel filter give a good seal?
If you changed the fuel filter is the new one sitting correctly and sealed?
 
A couple of other thoughts:
 
Check for blockage in exhaust hose (not enough air to burn fuel)
I know you said you cleaned the prop but is it possible something is caught in it (piece of rope or fishing line)
 
Let’s hope it is something this simple J
 
 
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs
 
 
Mark, Thanks for getting back . I used the same and correct filters. I observed that the linkage moved forward well beyond the 2200 point , but no further increase in rpms. The engine seems to run smoothly , if it were an injector would you have a noticeable telltale ? Is the fact that in neutral It gets to 3000 rpm mean anything?
Thanks,
Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs
 
Pat,
 
Here is a great page to give you some additional thoughts: https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-low-power-troubleshooting/
 
White smoke is usually a sign of not enough air intake or failing fuel injector(s). However, white smoke is usually pretty noticeable. You say “a little white smoke” so I would not think it is an indication.
 
Also, another common issue most people do not check is the throttle linkage. Can you get RPM if you go down to the engine an manually move the throttle?
 
Else, I would start with the fuel system and work from there.
 “replaced both fuel filters” did you replace them with the same type?
 
Tubo failure will usually pump out black smoke.
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs
 
 
I have not been able to get above 2200 rpms , normally I have always gotten to 3000 at full throttle on my Volvo TMD 22A . I just cleaned my fixed prop and replaced both fuel filters , still won't go beyond 2200 rpm. It will get above 3000 rpm in neutral and I notice a little white smoke. Any thoughts on what could cause the limited rpms in gear . I rebuilt the turbo 3 years ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I just read that the military has landed in the BVIs and St. Martin to restore order . That has to be a relief to those stuck there . Our thoughts and good wishes to everyone impacted by Irma.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


[Amel Yacht Owners] Broken Genoa halyard feedback

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

I would like to report on an issue we had last week in the hope it can help others avoid it. 

Our genoa halyard broke during a fairly mild sail (20kn, 120°AWA). It broke at the top. The sail was fully unfurled and stayed up, we simply noticed the bottom part of the luff sagging. We were able to furl it, but only once sufficiently into the wind. 

Interestingly, we had lowered the sail last week to repair some stitches before our passage and had inspected that same halyard (there had been a recent thread on this forum on this very topic). The halyard looked fine to me with no obvious sign of chafing. On the broken halyard, I could only see a very small area with chafing. 

A couple of days before the halyard broke, we went through a pretty rough crossing of Golfe Du Lion in the Med, with broad reach 35+kn for 24hrs and rough seas with frequent breaking waves that would throw the autopilot off course, resulting in the genoa luffing a bit as the boat would go into the wind. I think this combined with a slight lack of halyard tension resulted in the halyard chafing against the sides of the halyard wrap preventer. 

The broken halyard fell inside the mast. I was able to retrieve it from the slot at the bottom of the mast. However it was a real pain as, somehow, an overhand knot created itself during the fall. I had to untie the knot inside the mast through the slit using long and narrow "surgical pliers" (one of my favourite tools onboard). The slit wouldn't let two widths of rope out. Thankfully I hadn't used any force in pulling the halyard and the knot wasn't too tight. What are the odds of such knot creating in this situation?

We sent a messenger from the top, a fishing line weighted with a nut which was very easy to catch at the bottom (those surgical pliers again!). With hindsight it would have been better to use something thicker than a fishing line to avoid it getting between the pulley and its axis...

It then took a few attempts to let the halyard down, as it would get jammed when trying to pull the slack from the bottom with the fishing line. Until we proceeded carefully and made sure there was always tension across the fishing line+halyard to avoid any bends that would get caught by other ropes inside the mast. Once the halyard was retrieved through the slit, we checked that it could move freely both ways.

As a side note, we also needed to remove the genoa and weren't sure if that could be done without the halyard on. It turned out to be ok. In 0 wind, at anchor, the sail gently went down on the last turn or so of the furler.

That's it, check your halyards often, remove the top 50 cm every so often (Bill Rouse reckons 4 years) or anytime it would be a real pain/dangerous to deal with a broken one (long passage). Lack of halyard tension is also a factor in chafing in my opinion. 

And many special thanks to Bill Rouse again for his support as we were dealing with the issue over the last few days.

Thomas & Soraya
Garulfo 
Amel 54 #122
Cruising Menorca, Spain


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Eric,
Thanks as always for your generosity!
Hopefully I will find a place where I can put all the cloth, spare parts, etc.
But I keep your offer in mind!
Keep in touch! Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Thu, 9/14/17, kimberlite@optonline.net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 11:00 AM


 









Hi Alexandre,
Kimberlite should be in Martinique about November 10
for a few months.
You are  more than welcome to stay aboard.
Fair Winds,
Eric


----- Original
Message -----
From: "Ken Powers
sailingaquarius@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:53 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex
aboard Nikimat
To:
"amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com"

> To All,
> My thoughts and prayers go out to all the
people that were in
> the path of Irma.
  Is there anyone close to Alex that could
> pick him up and take him somewhere
safe....  maybe Martinique.... 
> I
hope things get better quickly,
> Ken
PowersAquarius SM2K sailingaquarius.com 
>
> On Tuesday,
September 12, 2017 10:18 AM, "Ben Driver
>
joedoakes66@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners]"
> wrote:
>
>
>   We got a mail
from our friends in France - Edouard And
> Marie-Helene Parent .  They were able to
hook Alex up with a
> Swiss national who
will assist him - if possible 
>
> "I received your file and send on the
net a swiss friend is in
> contact with
him for an help by Swiss consul"
>

> Marie-Helene
>
> Ben and GayleLa Bella VitaSM #347Sent
from Yahoo Mail for iPad
>
> On Monday, September 11, 2017, 8:07 AM,
Ben Driver/YAHOO
> joedoakes66@yahoo.com
[amelyachtowners]
> wrote:
>  
> We spoke to a
friend in Cannes who is retired lawyer and
> lifelong Amel owner.  He is attending an
Amel function Thursday
> where he will
ask Amel's help for owners caught in the storm.
>  Also he is posting Alex's post from
St Martin on a Cannes net
> so more
I'll know of his and others dilemma. He  told us this

> morning  the government is sending
foreign legion to restore
> order.  His
email is below:
> J'ai poste sur mon
facebook et sur celui de mes amis de St
> martin mais pour l'instant c'est
le chaos à St Martin.L'armee et
>
500 légionnaires et des commandos de police arrivent
aujourd'hui
> à St Martin pour
sécuriser l'île.C'est horrible et nous le
> plaignons beaucoup.Nous sommes en FRANCE
et ne pouvons rien
> faire
d'ici.J'ai envoyé à AMEL votre message et le
témoignage
> d'Alex,COURAGE GAYLE
NOUS VOUS EMBRASSONS ET ESPÉRONS DES JOURS
> MEILLEURS POUR VOUS REVOIR À ST
MARTIN.
>
>
TRANSLATION
> I post on my facebook and
that of my friends of St martin but
>
for now it is the chaos in St Martin. The army and 500
> legionnaires and police commandos arrive
today in St Martin to
> secure We are in
FRANCE and can do nothing from here. I have
> sent to AMEL your message and the
testimony of Alex, COURAGE
> GAYLE WE
WILL EMBRACE AND HOPE BEST DAYS TO REVIEW YOU IN ST
MARTIN.
>
>
> Ben and Gayle S/V La Bella VitaSM #347
> Sent from my iPad
> On
Sep 11, 2017, at 5:34 AM, 'Hanspeter.baettig'
> hanspeter.baettig@bluemail.ch
[amelyachtowners]
> wrote:
>
>
>   Alex, BillI spoke with the Swiss
Goverment. In St.Martin
> there is no
Swiss Emassy and no Consulat.The contact Alex needs
> is the following:Regional Konsulatcenter
for St. Martin is in
> Den Haag,
HollandRegionales Konsularcenter Benelux Den Haagc/o
> Schweizerische BotschaftLange Voorhout
422514 EE Den
> HaagNiederlandethis
office is also responsible for St.
>
MartinPhone: +31 70 3642831/32Fax: +31 70 3651238email:
> benelux@eda.admin.chmaybe I coud help a
littel bit.And Alex take
> care my
thougt are with youHanspeterSM16, Tamango 2
>
> Von meinem iPad
gesendet
> Am 11.09.2017 um 14:03 schrieb
'Bill & Judy Rouse'
>
yahoogroups@svbebe.com [amelyachtowners]
> :
>
>   Derek Gates told me that he notified
both Embassies. 
>
>

> 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 Sep 11,
2017 01:58, "grazyna.piesiewicz@concurrence.etat.lu
> [amelyachtowners]" wrote:
>
>   A message copied
form the Amel owners group on Facebook, a
> call for help from Alexandre:
>
> "From our
friend Alexandre asking for help. Please read it. St
> Maarten. Moral is low.
> I don’t even want to mop the floor.
> Just waiting for the generator to get the
Wifi
> The fridge is warm.
> People, including the Hotel employee, are
angry.
> The government doesn’t sell
fuel to civilians.
> when we run out of
diesel for the generator: no internet, no
> fridge, no stove, no water for the toilet
nor shower and
> computers, phone, etc.
will run out of batteries.
> I really
don’t see a way out of this.
> 10.00
they are having difficulties to start the generator.
> The Hotel internet is down and I can’t
access the one next
> door.
> I just cry.
> During
the 2 hours the generator was running, all I did was
> trying to get Wifi.
>
Then, to make the thing worst, the Hotel which originally
agree
> on $1500 plus water and
electricity, now wants $2250 because
>
they can not meter the electricity nor water I use?!?
> We argue for one hour, I tell them I am
taking back my diesel
> and selling it
to the higher offer.
> Finally we settle
for $1600 all together, but I lost trust in
> them.
> I no longer
feel safe here, more and more I want to leave, but
> I also don’t want to loose all I remove
from the boat.
> 18.30 the generator
starts, but no internet anywhere.
>
20.00 finally an internet connection.
>
Just sending the message I wrote.
> I am
so tired, if you could please contact any Swiss or French

> consulate to let them know I am at
Simpson Bay Suites
> 3D Billy Fully
Roaad
> Pelican, St Maarten, N.A.
> 1.721.544.4441 (I doubt it works)
> info@simpsonbaysuites.com (I doubt it
works)
> simpsonbaysuites@hotmail.com (I
doubt it works)
> Thanks in advance.
> Sincerely, Alexandre"
>
>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat

eric freedman
 


Jobs to do on the hard standing?

smiles bernard
 

Hello !


I planning on lifting our 1985 Maramu #162 from from the water for a few months. it might actually be 6 months in the end - not 100% sure yet but she is a plane ride away till we pack up jobs and houses and move aboard next spring so i would prefer her out of the water, safer and drying out her hull etc


Once launched again ~ next spring we will be sailing a N Atlantic circuit so i'm wondering what things to do whilst she is ashore


I know i need to change all the seacocks, check anodes, antifoul etc 

but also looking for advise about any other jobs eg:

-  rudder servicing : is checking for play/excess movement enough or do folk recommend dropping the rudder and replacing bearings, inspecting pintles etc? On my old boat this was easy but she was tiny and I'm not actually sure how i would drop the rudder in the maramu  in case needed. Any hard won experience with this most welcome! 

- prop shaft/ alignment etc i think this is ok - its recently been replaced including cutlass bearing etc but worth a check i supposed  ?

- bow thruster maintenance. She has a pretty new vetus bow thruster so i can look into that 


Anything thoughts or experience would be most welcome 


Related to this, She is in a sunny part of the world and i've been wondering about a deck cover. She doesn't have one so it'd be expensive but id be interested in others approaches to this too. Worth it for UV protection?


Many thanks in advance folks!


Miles