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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel font

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

 

You are correct. We purchased them from Amel. They are not always in stock. I had to check a few times. Very easy to remove the old ones and replace.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2018 9:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel font

 

 

Seckin,

 

Try SAV"at"amel.fr. I remember someone recently saying that they bought some from Amel.


Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

 

 

 

On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 2:06 PM, seckinbar@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear All;

I wonder how can I find the AMEL font in the side of mu supermaramu?

I need to renew the old stickers.
Thanks in advance
Seckin Barlas
S/Y Hayat

 


Re: Guessing Game

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Fred,

That's the factory supplied line for hoisting your dinghy outboard. The spliced eye attaches to the lifting halyard on the port side of the mizzen. Then the two legs with the shackles go over the mizzen boom, one on each side and run over the cheek blocks at the end of the boom. 

The sling piece goes onto the engine first. Then.swing the boom out over the dinghy engine and lower and attach the shackles of the lifting line. Finally, run the halyard to a winch (the main sheet winch works fine), then hoist the engine and swing it either to the rail mount or into the aft locker.

Rather than using the engine rope sling, I've installed eye-bolts on either side of my outboard just below the cover so I can simply attach the shackles directly, without fussing with a sling.

Regarding the furling line for the genoa, I'm not sure a dedicated line was supplied, but on our SN the balooner sheet is the right size. Run it around the furler and then through the foreguy blocks and aft to a winch.

Cheers, Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris


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

Hi,


Amel smartness has no limit !

I would like to open a new chapter of this game for our experts if they can help at identifying this rope.

There are 2 shackles and quite special design so I thought that it is here since the launching.

Picture attached : 

 

Additionally I would be grateful, if someone can share a picture + characteristics of the genuine forestay rope for manually furling the genoa.


Fred

S/V ScentStone

SM2K #375 currently Bundaberg AU



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel font

 

Seckin,

Try SAV"at"amel.fr. I remember someone recently saying that they bought some from Amel.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970





On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 2:06 PM, seckinbar@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Dear All;

I wonder how can I find the AMEL font in the side of mu supermaramu?

I need to renew the old stickers.
Thanks in advance
Seckin Barlas
S/Y Hayat




Amel font

Seckin Barlas
 

Dear All;

I wonder how can I find the AMEL font in the side of mu supermaramu?

I need to renew the old stickers.
Thanks in advance
Seckin Barlas
S/Y Hayat


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos....... [1 Attachment]

INUS - BUSCH
 

Hi,

here is what I did in order to control the installed tachometer: I bought this instrument

https://www.conrad.de/de/drehzahlmesser-voltcraft-dt-10l-werksstandard-ohne-zertifikat-122624.html

 

You only have to fix the delivered reflective mark on a turning part of the motor and via the laser of the instrument you

get contactless the correct rotational speed. Its very easy and I found out that I had to adjust my tachometer.

Just my 2 cents.

 

Dieter

Fal-lera Sharki #135

 

Von: amelyachtowners@...
Gesendet: Sonntag, 29. April 2018 23:36
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos....... [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

According to my shop manual the maximum no-load speed is coded into the "setting code" on the injection pump.

 

The manual says:  

"A typical setting code is 2643H000CE/1/3200  In this example the maximum speed is 3200 rpm."

The setting code on my engine is 2643H058BE/1/5150  which would indicate the the correct no-load maximum speed is 5150 RPM.  

 

The code is stamped into a label on the side of the injection pump...  like the (hopefully) attached photo.

 

If yours is the same, I am not sure I see the problem yet..

 

Whenever you are checking the rotational speed of the engine for critical adjustments, be sure you do not trust the installed tachometer.  They can be wildly inaccurate.

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

 


Guessing Game

scentstone
 

Hi,


Amel smartness has no limit !

I would like to open a new chapter of this game for our experts if they can help at identifying this rope.

There are 2 shackles and quite special design so I thought that it is here since the launching.

Picture attached : 

 

Additionally I would be grateful, if someone can share a picture + characteristics of the genuine forestay rope for manually furling the genoa.


Fred

S/V ScentStone

SM2K #375 currently Bundaberg AU



Re: Steaming/Deck light Replacement

scentstone
 

Hi Mark,

I did it recently and after sales at Amel were really cooperative.
You can write at sav(at)amel.com and ask for Maud but tell her that Maxime did the purchasing for us and is updated about that.
Following our experience, it requires some time for the delivery but the part is the exact one which was destroyed during the pacific passage (was mostly worn by sun and salt after years)

I hope it helps.

Fred

S/V ScentStone

SM2K #375


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos....... [1 Attachment]

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks , Bill , 

It’s a brand new tacho , 300 hours . 
( maybe made in China ! )

Ian


On 30 Apr 2018, at 00:36, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

According to my shop manual the maximum no-load speed is coded into the "setting code" on the injection pump.

The manual says:  
"A typical setting code is 2643H000CE/1/3200  In this example the maximum speed is 3200 rpm."
The setting code on my engine is 2643H058BE/1/5150  which would indicate the the correct no-load maximum speed is 5150 RPM.  

The code is stamped into a label on the side of the injection pump...  like the (hopefully) attached photo.

If yours is the same, I am not sure I see the problem yet..

Whenever you are checking the rotational speed of the engine for critical adjustments, be sure you do not trust the installed tachometer.  They can be wildly inaccurate.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie


Re: NMEA 0183 wire color?

danielmfrey63@...
 

Duane

My S2G is only getting "orders"... or in NMEA terms, it is only a listener, not a talker.

Best - Daniel


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvos.......

James Alton
 

Ian and Judy,

   I am really glad to hear that you feel you are making progress with solving your engine problem.  I think that we are certainly lucky to have knowledgeable and helpful people like Bill Kinney on this forum!  He has taught me a lot and I always enjoy reading his posts.  Do let me know when you cure the engine problem.

   My wife and I should be headed up the Adriatic in about 3 months so who knows maybe we will cross paths.  It would certainly be interesting to hear more about your experiences in Brasil.

Best,

James 
SV Sueño
Maramu #220
Arbatax, Sardinia

On Apr 29, 2018, at 12:59 PM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Thanks, James,

You may have seen my exchange with Bill. I think I may be getting somewhere.

We've always had a great experience with our Autoprop  which is spinning freely.  I have been amazed that it was able to work at all on a couple of occasions when we have left the boat in foul waters, once in Brasil and once in Spain.  Both times you couldn't see any metal for mussels, but we still managed to limp along at 3-4 knots to a cleaning place. In Brasil, which has a lot of shark attacks that are kept out of the news, that meant spending too much time under the boat about 10 miles offshore. You would be amazed how quickly you can clean a prop.

I hope to post a happy ending to this story soon.

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 29 April 2018 16:09:35
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvos.......
 


Ian and Judy,

   Sorry, I don’t have the same engine but hopefully someone else will answer that question for you.  

   In general, if your engine is reaching your normal full throttle loaded rpm in neutral but you are 700 short under load of what is normal, either the load is higher than it used to be or the power output has dropped for some reason.  You indicate that the prop is perfectly clean but perhaps it is not auto pitching properly for some reason?  There has been a lot of discussion on the Auto-prop (which I do not have on my boat) on the forum that you could bring up by searching.  

Best of luck and I hope that you get more help with this problem,

James
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

  
On Apr 29, 2018, at 9:52 AM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi James, ( or anyone else )

If you are on board and have the same 75hp  Volvo as I have, can you put on full revs in neutral and let me know what revs you reach ? 

Thanks,

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 28 April 2018 16:23:44
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvos.......
 


Ian,

 The diesel engine governors that I am familiar with mechanically limit the engine RPM to a preset level by reducing the throttle setting.  If you are getting full revs. in neutral but not under load, I doubt that the governor is your problem.  I am sure that you will get more specific help here from others with the possible causes of your low revs.

Best of luck,

James

SV Sueño
Maramu #220 
On Apr 28, 2018, at 10:56 AM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Bill,

  Do you have the 78hp Volvo with a governor ?  Can you tell me how the governor works--and what might upset it ?

Ian

From: Ian & Judy <ianjudyjenkins@...>
Sent: 27 April 2018 09:23:23
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......
 
Thanks, Bill,

 Alas....in neutral the revs do what they oughta do.

I will have to risk  trying the local Volvo agent.

Incidentally, to anyone who has had Volvo work done near Athens, does Mantalas Kyriakos have a decent reputation ?      Anyone else ?

Ian

Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens, Greece

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 26 April 2018 19:52:36
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos........
 


Ian,

Will the engine run at 2800 rpm unloaded (in netural)?

If NOT, the answer is not fuel starvation (because that would take very little fuel) but a possible problem with the injection pump or speed governor.

If YES, then...  I am not sure...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Somewhere around Eleuthera, Bahamas













Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steaming/Deck light Replacement

Dan Carlson
 

Hi Mark, I believe that David Vogle on Perigee just replaced his. So you might want to reach out to him.  It looked like the model you posted.  He did have the luxury of having his stick down for new standing rigging.  

My lens for the steaming light hit the deck in Statia 2 weeks ago. Three pieces on the deck and the rest (4 pieces) were 5 meters under the boat.  I looked up the replacement, saw the cost and strapped on my mask and fins and dove into the crystal clear water.  A bit of glue and the puzzle went together.  It's not pretty, but it's still working!  

We will be headed to Bonaire in a week or two.

Cheers, Dan Carlson on sv BeBe, sm #287.


On Sun, Apr 29, 2018 at 9:48 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

On the way to Bonaire, the combo steaming/deck light decided not to play anymore and self destructed. Looking at the forum, it appears there were a couple of models used by Amel.

 

I have the original combo unit with three pop-rivets on each side. Has anyone replaced this????

 

I think this is what I need but can’t find info on the hole drilling for the mounting: http://www.aquaintl.com/masthead__foredeck_combination_3108113000.html

 

Can anyone confirm this is the unit and that the holes on the new unit will align to the holes in the mast for the pop rivets?

 

Many thanks.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......

greatketch@...
 

According to my shop manual the maximum no-load speed is coded into the "setting code" on the injection pump.

The manual says:  
"A typical setting code is 2643H000CE/1/3200  In this example the maximum speed is 3200 rpm."
The setting code on my engine is 2643H058BE/1/5150  which would indicate the the correct no-load maximum speed is 5150 RPM.  

The code is stamped into a label on the side of the injection pump...  like the (hopefully) attached photo.

If yours is the same, I am not sure I see the problem yet..

Whenever you are checking the rotational speed of the engine for critical adjustments, be sure you do not trust the installed tachometer.  They can be wildly inaccurate.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie


Re: Antal ball bearings

mfmcgovern@...
 

Eric,

Believe it or not, the ball bearing in the Antal Main Boom Car are 1/4 inch (0.25 inch) in OD.  Quite odd for an Italian made part!  I had to replace the shackle on the car due to a crack so decided to measure one for you.  See the attached pic.

Mark
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


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

Not on the boat right now. but does anyone know the size of the ball bearing size of the Antal boom car/traveler.  I need to replace mine.

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvos.......

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks, James,


You may have seen my exchange with Bill. I think I may be getting somewhere.


We've always had a great experience with our Autoprop  which is spinning freely.  I have been amazed that it was able to work at all on a couple of occasions when we have left the boat in foul waters, once in Brasil and once in Spain.  Both times you couldn't see any metal for mussels, but we still managed to limp along at 3-4 knots to a cleaning place. In Brasil, which has a lot of shark attacks that are kept out of the news, that meant spending too much time under the boat about 10 miles offshore. You would be amazed how quickly you can clean a prop.


I hope to post a happy ending to this story soon.


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 29 April 2018 16:09:35
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvos.......
 


Ian and Judy,

   Sorry, I don’t have the same engine but hopefully someone else will answer that question for you.  

   In general, if your engine is reaching your normal full throttle loaded rpm in neutral but you are 700 short under load of what is normal, either the load is higher than it used to be or the power output has dropped for some reason.  You indicate that the prop is perfectly clean but perhaps it is not auto pitching properly for some reason?  There has been a lot of discussion on the Auto-prop (which I do not have on my boat) on the forum that you could bring up by searching.  

Best of luck and I hope that you get more help with this problem,

James
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

  
On Apr 29, 2018, at 9:52 AM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi James, ( or anyone else )

If you are on board and have the same 75hp  Volvo as I have, can you put on full revs in neutral and let me know what revs you reach ? 

Thanks,

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 28 April 2018 16:23:44
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvos.......
 


Ian,

 The diesel engine governors that I am familiar with mechanically limit the engine RPM to a preset level by reducing the throttle setting.  If you are getting full revs. in neutral but not under load, I doubt that the governor is your problem.  I am sure that you will get more specific help here from others with the possible causes of your low revs.

Best of luck,

James

SV Sueño
Maramu #220 
On Apr 28, 2018, at 10:56 AM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Bill,

  Do you have the 78hp Volvo with a governor ?  Can you tell me how the governor works--and what might upset it ?

Ian

From: Ian & Judy <ianjudyjenkins@...>
Sent: 27 April 2018 09:23:23
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......
 
Thanks, Bill,

 Alas....in neutral the revs do what they oughta do.

I will have to risk  trying the local Volvo agent.

Incidentally, to anyone who has had Volvo work done near Athens, does Mantalas Kyriakos have a decent reputation ?      Anyone else ?

Ian

Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens, Greece

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 26 April 2018 19:52:36
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos........
 


Ian,

Will the engine run at 2800 rpm unloaded (in netural)?

If NOT, the answer is not fuel starvation (because that would take very little fuel) but a possible problem with the injection pump or speed governor.

If YES, then...  I am not sure...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Somewhere around Eleuthera, Bahamas











Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Bill,


 Thanks. That's really useful.  I find that in  neutral it is now idling at 800 revs, which seems high;  more importantly, it revs above 3,000--and that's without the throttle flat out.


Looking rather as though the pump now heads the list of usual suspects. Ouch. Still, just about everything else has been rebuilt , so I guess it was feeling left out.


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens




From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 29 April 2018 16:31:11
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......
 


Ian,

Mechanical diesel injection pumps are actually all governor controlled. The throttle is actually controlling the setting of the speed governor,  (sometimes called a "speed regulator") which in turn controls the volume of fuel delivered by the injection pump to deliver the amount of fuel needed to run the engine at the commanded speed.

On Bosch injections systems (like on the Volvo) the governor/regulator is internal to the injector pump, and like all the internal parts of the injection pump, it tends to be highly reliable. But if an engine can not control its speed under no load, it is a likely candidate for a problem.

On some engines the governor is a separate device. I did once work on an engine that had a separate governor that was badly clogged up with emulsified oil when water got into the crankcase... a very unhappy story...


Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, Bahamas



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

Bill,


  Do you have the 78hp Volvo with a governor ?  Can you tell me how the governor works--and what might upset it ?


Ian





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......

greatketch@...
 

Ian,

Mechanical diesel injection pumps are actually all governor controlled. The throttle is actually controlling the setting of the speed governor,  (sometimes called a "speed regulator") which in turn controls the volume of fuel delivered by the injection pump to deliver the amount of fuel needed to run the engine at the commanded speed.

On Bosch injections systems (like on the Volvo) the governor/regulator is internal to the injector pump, and like all the internal parts of the injection pump, it tends to be highly reliable. But if an engine can not control its speed under no load, it is a likely candidate for a problem.

On some engines the governor is a separate device. I did once work on an engine that had a separate governor that was badly clogged up with emulsified oil when water got into the crankcase... a very unhappy story...


Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Palmetto Point, Eleuthera, Bahamas



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

Bill,


  Do you have the 78hp Volvo with a governor ?  Can you tell me how the governor works--and what might upset it ?


Ian



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvos.......

James Alton
 

Ian and Judy,

   Sorry, I don’t have the same engine but hopefully someone else will answer that question for you.  

   In general, if your engine is reaching your normal full throttle loaded rpm in neutral but you are 700 short under load of what is normal, either the load is higher than it used to be or the power output has dropped for some reason.  You indicate that the prop is perfectly clean but perhaps it is not auto pitching properly for some reason?  There has been a lot of discussion on the Auto-prop (which I do not have on my boat) on the forum that you could bring up by searching.  

Best of luck and I hope that you get more help with this problem,

James
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

  

On Apr 29, 2018, at 9:52 AM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi James, ( or anyone else )

If you are on board and have the same 75hp  Volvo as I have, can you put on full revs in neutral and let me know what revs you reach ? 

Thanks,

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 28 April 2018 16:23:44
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvos.......
 


Ian,

 The diesel engine governors that I am familiar with mechanically limit the engine RPM to a preset level by reducing the throttle setting.  If you are getting full revs. in neutral but not under load, I doubt that the governor is your problem.  I am sure that you will get more specific help here from others with the possible causes of your low revs.

Best of luck,

James

SV Sueño
Maramu #220 
On Apr 28, 2018, at 10:56 AM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Bill,

  Do you have the 78hp Volvo with a governor ?  Can you tell me how the governor works--and what might upset it ?

Ian

From: Ian & Judy <ianjudyjenkins@...>
Sent: 27 April 2018 09:23:23
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......
 
Thanks, Bill,

 Alas....in neutral the revs do what they oughta do.

I will have to risk  trying the local Volvo agent.

Incidentally, to anyone who has had Volvo work done near Athens, does Mantalas Kyriakos have a decent reputation ?      Anyone else ?

Ian

Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens, Greece

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 26 April 2018 19:52:36
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......
 


Ian,

Will the engine run at 2800 rpm unloaded (in netural)?

If NOT, the answer is not fuel starvation (because that would take very little fuel) but a possible problem with the injection pump or speed governor.

If YES, then...  I am not sure...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Somewhere around Eleuthera, Bahamas









Re: NMEA 0183 wire color?

Duane Siegfri
 

Daniel,

Thanks for your reply.  So A = Positive and B = Negative.

It can't hurt anything, if it doesn't work then I'll just reverse them.  I was thinking in terms of feeding the S3g Autopilot Computer the Apparent Wind Angle, did you also hook up the NMEA0183 "out" from the S3g?  I can't think of anything the network would want from the course computer.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvos.......

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi James, ( or anyone else )


If you are on board and have the same 75hp  Volvo as I have, can you put on full revs in neutral and let me know what revs you reach ? 


Thanks,


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 28 April 2018 16:23:44
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvos.......
 


Ian,

 The diesel engine governors that I am familiar with mechanically limit the engine RPM to a preset level by reducing the throttle setting.  If you are getting full revs. in neutral but not under load, I doubt that the governor is your problem.  I am sure that you will get more specific help here from others with the possible causes of your low revs.

Best of luck,

James

SV Sueño
Maramu #220 
On Apr 28, 2018, at 10:56 AM, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Bill,

  Do you have the 78hp Volvo with a governor ?  Can you tell me how the governor works--and what might upset it ?

Ian

From: Ian & Judy <ianjudyjenkins@...>
Sent: 27 April 2018 09:23:23
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......
 
Thanks, Bill,

 Alas....in neutral the revs do what they oughta do.

I will have to risk  trying the local Volvo agent.

Incidentally, to anyone who has had Volvo work done near Athens, does Mantalas Kyriakos have a decent reputation ?      Anyone else ?

Ian

Pen Azen, SM 302, Athens, Greece

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 26 April 2018 19:52:36
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvos.......
 


Ian,

Will the engine run at 2800 rpm unloaded (in netural)?

If NOT, the answer is not fuel starvation (because that would take very little fuel) but a possible problem with the injection pump or speed governor.

If YES, then...  I am not sure...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Somewhere around Eleuthera, Bahamas







Steaming/Deck light Replacement

Mark Erdos
 

On the way to Bonaire, the combo steaming/deck light decided not to play anymore and self destructed. Looking at the forum, it appears there were a couple of models used by Amel.

 

I have the original combo unit with three pop-rivets on each side. Has anyone replaced this????

 

I think this is what I need but can’t find info on the hole drilling for the mounting: http://www.aquaintl.com/masthead__foredeck_combination_3108113000.html

 

Can anyone confirm this is the unit and that the holes on the new unit will align to the holes in the mast for the pop rivets?

 

Many thanks.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us