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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water in rudder

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Paul,

In short (at least on the SM) it is normal.
This has been covered in several previous post.
Here is a beautiful explanation from Joel:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/conversations/messages/36764

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Fri, 6/22/18, sharongbrown@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water in rudder
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, June 22, 2018, 6:40 AM


 









Hi all,
When I hauled out I noticed a lot of
water draining from the hole in the bottom of the rudder. I
did not notice this in any of the previous haulouts. I have
seen this on other boats though. Is there domething I should
be concerned about? 
Cheers,PaulYa
Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Iridium Go

Patrick McAneny
 

We had planned to buy an Iridium Go , however I just read a bunch of very negative reviews on it. The reviews claim that it just did not function as advertised ,poor connections , slow or no data ,etc. They all felt it was a great concept , but just did not work .I would like to know what kind of experience members of this group have had . 

Thanks,

Pat

SM#123


Water in rudder

ya_fohi
 

Hi all,

When I hauled out I noticed a lot of water draining from the hole in the bottom of the rudder. I did not notice this in any of the previous haulouts. I have seen this on other boats though. Is there domething I should be concerned about? 

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raw water - seastrainer alarm

Barry Connor
 

Hi Wolfgang,

Can you tell me we’re the switch is?
When I recently had no water going through the generator the Oman generator just shut down, it was the rubber impeller which needed changing. 

Best Regards
Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Sailing Croatia


On Jun 21, 2018, at 18:35, webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello to the group,

This time by testing the sea-strainer alarm ( shortly closed the valve for the inlet)  I heard no Alarm.

Can I clean the switch or do I have to replace it ?.Flush the tube ?

Thank you very much 

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162 on the way to Lipari/Sicily


Re: Raw water - seastrainer alarm

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Wolfgag:  Some years back I did the same test and got no alarm.  I removed the vacuum switch (at the top of a loop of copper tubing mounted in a difficult access point on the fuel tank wood trim.  It was completely corroded closed.  I replaced it.  It was at about the 10 year mark when I replaced it but it may have been bad for some years.  Unscrew the switch to see how much corrosion you have to make a decision about replacement or just cleaning.  

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 #335


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] tap valve cartridges for Maramu 46 galley taps

James Alton
 

Christian Alby,

   Thanks for the information.  I would also like to replace these valves on my Maramu as well so this is very helpful.  I found a listing on Amazon.fr as shown below.  Can you tell me if this looks correct to you before I try to place an order?


Thanks,

James Alton
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Jun 21, 2018, at 5:25 AM, calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


hello
replaced all 3 in Canet at 'Plomberie du Littoral (small retailer)
brought part & checked in Template they use for identification of threads
part called 'tête universelle de robinet 18;150'
unit price 4.64 euros (total 3 pces 16.70 including VAT)
 
try Amazone for supply
otherwise a quick trip to France or french islands in Caribeans; go to to small retailers for plumbers & bring one sample Cartridge with you to check & confirm threads with replacement.

would gladly buy & send to you but check cost of freight by UPS or equivalent before ...

good Hunting

christian alby - Désirade VIII Maramu 116 - now in Canet en Roussillon 






Raw water - seastrainer alarm

webercardio@...
 

Hello to the group,

This time by testing the sea-strainer alarm ( shortly closed the valve for the inlet)  I heard no Alarm.

Can I clean the switch or do I have to replace it ?.Flush the tube ?

Thank you very much 

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162 on the way to Lipari/Sicily


A wind sensor option...

greatketch@...
 

This just came across my desk. I don't know anything about it other than what the promotional materials say, although a little digging shows they have been around for a while.  For those Amel sailors who want to keep their B&G Hydra instrument systems, this might give a viable option for a masthead wind sensor which at about 600-700 Euros is a significant savings compared to a replacement B&G MHU213.  


I have used another brand of ultrasonic wind sensor in the past and was very happy with it.  (No bearings to wear out and replace, for example!)

Again, no personal experience, so this is not a recommendation, just pointing out an option that has plug-and-play Hydra compatibility.  It was new to me, and likely to others too.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: tap valve cartridges for Maramu 46 galley taps

calbyy@...
 

hello
replaced all 3 in Canet at 'Plomberie du Littoral (small retailer)
brought part & checked in Template they use for identification of threads
part called 'tête universelle de robinet 18;150'
unit price 4.64 euros (total 3 pces 16.70 including VAT)
 
try Amazone for supply
otherwise a quick trip to France or french islands in Caribeans; go to to small retailers for plumbers & bring one sample Cartridge with you to check & confirm threads with replacement.

would gladly buy & send to you but check cost of freight by UPS or equivalent before ...

good Hunting

christian alby - Désirade VIII Maramu 116 - now in Canet en Roussillon 




Re: tap valve cartridges for Maramu 46 galley taps

smiles bernard
 

also looking for these as mine are leaking a little so any help much appreciated
All the best
Miles
Vintage Maramu 162


tap valve cartridges for Maramu 46 galley taps

Graham Cresswell <grahamjcresswell@...>
 

Has anyone been able to find replacement tap valve cartridges for the
galley taps?  I'm pretty certain they are a metric size (I think the
thread is M18 fine) and everything in UK is BSP standard.  I tried Maud
but she has no record of the manufacturer or the specification. 

Any steer would be appreciated. 

Graham Cresswell
"Jamesby"
Maramu 46 #240 (1988)


Re: Curaçao Customs

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Mark,

Make sure you also have the document that shows the boat is in the "Entrepot" (what you call bond, I think). They may want to see that as well if you tell them the stuff is repair parts for the boat.

Cheers,

Arno


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] How to flush Volvo D3-110i-C

Mark Erdos
 

Paul,

 

I do not think flushing the system as is or letting BB sit in the system is going to be adequate to clean the inside of the heat exchanger. If this is partially clogged it will need to be removed and visually inspected.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 10:49 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] How to flush Volvo D3-110i-C

 

 

Many thanks to all who replied for all your good avdvice. So on balance it looks like I need to circulate barnacle buster and/or saltaway through the the system from the raw water intake to the exhause elbow. So now the question is, do I do this by running the engine and therefore letting the impellor do the work, or do I use, say, a bulge pump sitting in a big bucket? If the latter then presumably I would need to first remove the impellor to allow the water through?

 

Cheers,

Paul

Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Curaçao Customs

Mark Erdos
 

Arno,

 

Thanks! We have our boat docs, customs clearance, and receipts showing purchases for Cream Puff. Hopefully this will be enough to satisfy the agent.

 

We are bringing in a variety of spare parts, a new battery charger, a few tools and new watermaker membranes etc.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 7:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Curaçao Customs

 

 

Hi Mark,

We live on Curacao.
Potentially you will have some problems here. This Island is not known for it's flawless organization. Although you are able to get your parts "tax-free" on your boat the route you've chosen is, depending on the parts you carry, not great. The way this normally works is that you get the parts via one of the boat-shops on the Island. They know how to process this.
When you land on Curacao you may get inspected and charged with import duty and sales tax. It depends on the parts and, in honesty, the mood of the guys at the customs-line. Sometimes they are not even there. But most of the times you will be required to put your bags through an X-ray machine. They are specifically interested in electronics as most people that come in from the US are buying all kinds of that stuff abroad.
I guess you can get the money back afterwards if they do charge you but I'm pretty sure that the road for this will be (very) long.
So it does depend on the parts you are bringing.
Let me know if you need more info.

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: IMPORTANT - Dessalator JIC Flare fittings on High Pressure Hoses + More

Craig Briggs
 

Relax, Bill!  Of course there's more you can do than just taking the mechanics word for it, and very simply, too. As the saying goes, "when in doubt, read the directions."
Cheers, Craig

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

Craig,

I cannot guarantee that anyone, anywhere is correct, rather all I can do is ask the questions of Dessalator, the OEM watermaker supplier to Amel, verify what Dessalator said, and verify what Dessalator meant...........................

Best,
Bill Rouse


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] How to flush Volvo D3-110i-C

karkauai
 

I have just run the engine long enough to run BB through the raw water side, then shut down the engine and let it sit overnight.  Then run the engine with raw water to flush the B.B. out of the engine.  I haven’t done the circulation.  If I thought it still needed more treatment, I would treat again, or do the circulation treatment.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] How to flush Volvo D3-110i-C

ya_fohi
 

Many thanks to all who replied for all your good avdvice. So on balance it looks like I need to circulate barnacle buster and/or saltaway through the the system from the raw water intake to the exhause elbow. So now the question is, do I do this by running the engine and therefore letting the impellor do the work, or do I use, say, a bulge pump sitting in a big bucket? If the latter then presumably I would need to first remove the impellor to allow the water through?

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Alternator and Masse leak detector

ngtnewington Newington
 

Hi Alan,

Thanks for your input on this. I have just had a long conversation with the Leece-Neville distributor here in the UK. 

I described all the symptoms you know about, and that I have raised over the last six months on this forum. He said that, he has seen this before on Leece-Nevilles and in his opinion there would probably be one diode not working properly and at low rpm the Alt would not work as it was kind of missing a beat but as the rpm increases the alternator gets over the missed beat and starts to charge but probably only at 50% of its potential output running on the remaining diodes.

 As for the leak, he agrees with your opinion that it would not be from a faulty diode and that most likely one of the insulating washers had perished or a build up of some debris was bridging from the negative side to the frame. He advised me to consider a brand new alternator that he had in stock that is exactly the same as the old and would throw in the smart regulator set for AGM's and wire it up for me prior to shipping for free.. The double pulley is the same, I only must check the rotation for the fan as it is clockwise as you look at it from the pulley end. If necessary I can take the fan from the old one, but I think they are exactly the same.

So this is what I will do, after all the old one is 12 years old, and then get the old one checked and serviced and keep for spare.  He completely agreed that the bridging to the frame would not stop it working and that also a defective diode would not stop the alternator from working all be it at higher rpm and at a lower output but the bridging could cause  galvanic corrosion problems.

So in conclusion to other Amel owners if your 24v alternator only works at higher rpm you should check that it can put out it’s full rated output. If not have it serviced you may have a dodgy diode, and frankly if there is a bad diode it is likely there may be other damage too as with mine.



Nick




On 20 Jun 2018, at 08:31, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] ahoogroups.com> wrote:

Hi  Nick,


Agree you found the "fault". 
It is the alternator.
BUT I very much doubt that it is a diode "leaking" to the frame.
It's more likely to be a breakdown in the insulation somewhere...it could even be something as simple as salt crystals around the negative terminal providing a circuit from  -ve to the alternator case.

Good luck
Alan
Elyse SM437



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Boots for spreaders

 

James,

Exactly. I didn't want to be the one to say it. I have a friend that goes through sails in 5 years, but puts almost zero hours on his engine.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Tue, Jun 19, 2018, 19:44 James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I think that most of the wear on a Genoa from the spreader tips occurs when the winds are light and there is a beam sea running making the boat roll.  Under those conditions the Genoa can rub the spreader tip even with the sheet well eased.  Patches on the Genoa certainly help but a well rounded roller on the spreader tip I think helps even more.  

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Jun 19, 2018 5:34 PM, "arthur saftlas art@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

A properly trimmed genoa should not touch a spreader.


"The cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears, or the sea." - Karen Blixen





Re: Boots for spreaders

Miles
 

Hello Karen,

What Amel do you own?

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