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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Easy and novel way to remove membrane end caps.

michael winand
 

Nice method 

On Thu, 23 Aug 2018 at 12:46, eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 


Once you have the membrane assembly apart disconnect the membranes from each other. Put a 1/2 inch tubing over the hose nipple with a hose clamp. This is connected to a water supply, dock or boat water, turn on the water. Let the air escape and then put your finger over the hole where the water is escaping. 

Hold the hole closed with your finger. As the water pressurizes the vessel  the end caps will slide out due to water pressure . Just hold the loosest end cap  in place until the second one comes out.
Easiest way yet to remove the end caps. 3 hands is helpful.

Oh don't forget new O rings.
Fair Winds,
Eric
Sm 376 Kimberlite

On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 05:33 PM, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker and transmission fluid

Eric Freedman
 


Re: Santorin spinnaker question

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Herbert
sorry for the delay....here are two pics...it's difficult to photograph, but there's a weldment forward of the mast head and the block is attached to that.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker and transmission fluid

Alan Leslie
 

If its a Hurth or ZF its ATF-90.
All those brands listed are just that, brands.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Installing diesel heating on a Super Maramu

Terence Singh
 

I am looking to install Hydronic heating on Libby as she will be in the Pacific North West for a few years to come. This will give us the flexibility to cruise at will during the winter months.


I understand some SM's might have had diesel heating installed at the factory.  Is this the case?


If so, I would appreciate a clear understanding of where the furnace is installed and where the exhaust through hull is located and any other important considerations for this installation.


I would also appreciate any commentary or thoughts from owners that have retrofitted diesel heating, either forced air or hydronic. (hot water heating via radiators and DC fans)


Terry Singh

S.V.Libby

SM#196 Maple Bay, BC



 


Easy and novel way to remove membrane end caps.

Eric Freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker and transmission fluid

Eric Freedman
 


Re: Masse Light and March Pump

Duane Siegfri
 

I just ran mine to answer your question and it pulled about 3 amps while it was pumping at 100%. How does that stack up with yours?  While you have any tap wide open it will pump at 100% of capacity.  

I have the UP3 by the way.

Duane
Currently in Jamestown Boatyard, Narragansett Bay


Re: Watermaker and transmission fluid

Duane Siegfri
 

Pat,

If you're going to count on the watermaker (and it is a great asset for those of us who enjoy anchoring out) I would just buy new membranes and have a clean slate.  Replacing them will also give you the joy of maintaining your boat while learning entirely new curse words to suit the occasion.  

Really...just replace them and sleep well.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Raymarine ACU 400 AP

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!

I have installed the Raymarine ACU 400 Auto Pilot together with new Raymarine instruments, I use my old Autohelm AP electronics as back up. I kept the old drive units, so only the electronic part is new.

I did expect better performance from the new system even though I was rather happy with the old system.

The new system works OK going up wind can't say it is better than the old system.

The problem is down wind the new is inferior to the old system. I assume it is a trimming but it is rather awkward to adjust as one need waves and high wind but if you have that you can't have the AP in Auto but it must be in stand by to adjust settings that are rather fare down the menu, not very user friendly.

When going down wind the course is not very straight on the contrary one has to gard it very carefully and sometimes take over and do manual steering, which i have not needed to do with the old electronics, with the old we have sailed down wind with 40 knots apparent wind so true has been close to 48 knots and the course has been rather stable. even with rather large sea.

Now we have problem when wind approaching 20 knots and waves less than 2 meters. 

The setting we have is 

Hard over time 16,5s

Rudder damping 2

Display response 5 for speed and wind, do not now if that influence the AP performance , can't say I'm impressed of the manual who cover tree different AP .

can't say it's a big difference when using Performance, Cruising or Leisure settings for Response level 

Anyone having this system on an Super Maramu, what are your settings? How does it perform for you?

Any advice how to trim the system?

Paul on SY Kerpa AM#259




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker and transmission fluid

Patrick McAneny
 

Alan, I am concerned about that , leaving them pickled so long and they were new four years ago. So it sounds like there is no way to fully test the system until I get to salt water. If I could find a way to make up some salt water and recirculate it ,that would work. I would like to put it through a stress test prior to heading for the Caribbean.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Wed, Aug 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker and transmission fluid

 
Hi Pat,

ATF 90 - Automatic Transmission Fluid SAE 90

You can rinse the membranes with fresh water with the pressure knob fully anti clockwise i.e. no pressure.
If you pressurise the membranes with fresh water you will ruin them - if they are not already ruined from sitting pickled for that length of time.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Nigel Calder & Aric Euler at the SSCA Annapolis GAM

Craig Briggs
 

Especially for anyone attending the Amel Rendezvous, you are very welcome to attend the SSCA Sunday evening, Sept 30 presentation by Nigel Calder at the Maryland YC. If you've not heard Nigel before you're in for a treat. There is a modest guest fee and you can include dinner at 6:30 if you wish. 

Also, during the day from 9:40 to noon there's a Diesel engine talk by Arin Euler, who is one of the best mechanics around and an excellent presenter who will delve into any issues you may have.  I'm sure he's got a lot of insight on small common rail engines.

Go to ssca dot org and click on Events for more info.

Cheers,

Craig Briggs SN68 (former SSCA President, so I get to post this advert :-)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Watermaker and transmission fluid

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Alan,

I thought SAE 90 was gear oil,(for the C drive) not transmission fluid.(for the gear box) 

Regards

Danny

On 23 August 2018 at 08:33 "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Pat,


ATF 90 - Automatic Transmission Fluid SAE 90

You can rinse the membranes with fresh water with the pressure knob fully anti clockwise i.e. no pressure.
If you pressurise the membranes with fresh water you will ruin them - if they are not already ruined from sitting pickled for that length of time.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

 


 


 


[Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Rendezvous St Michaels, MD Oct 1-4 2018

 

Judy and I are going to the Amel Rendezvous at St Michaels and the boat show, but not by boat...we'll be flying there!

We are stowing-away on SHENANIGANS with Pat & Diane McAneny for the 1st and 2nd. On the 3rd, we meet friends from Houston and are staying at a home we rented in St Michaels until the 6th.

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



Re: Watermaker and transmission fluid

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Pat,

ATF 90 - Automatic Transmission Fluid SAE 90

You can rinse the membranes with fresh water with the pressure knob fully anti clockwise i.e. no pressure.
If you pressurise the membranes with fresh water you will ruin them - if they are not already ruined from sitting pickled for that length of time.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Watermaker and transmission fluid

Patrick McAneny
 

I know those two don't mix,but I want to kill two birds with one post. 

1st. My water maker has been pickle for a few years, I would like to run it to check for leaks and to see if it runs. Would it harm it, if I ran it in brackish water,almost fresh?

2. Went to buy transmission fluid today, there was several favors to chose from, what type should I buy?

Thanks,

Pat

SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Long block failure on a Volvo D3-110 Amel 54-152

Sv Garulfo
 


That’s a great article, Bill, thanks for sharing. 

It’s good to see Nigel opening the debate about what needs to happen to adress the issues of modern engines in marine environments. It seems to point towards fuel quality. The corollary being inadaquate onboard filtering. 
I wonder what it means for fuel additives and their adequacy for our problems. Naively I would think that any product that dissolves contaminants simply makes them smaller so potentially riskier for high pressure common rail injectors (ie pass through filters but still too big for injectors)? 

Another topic is the established advice that a diesel engine enjoys being run at 80%, and failing that, at least push it hard from time to time. How much of this is still relevant to modern engines with better fuel efficiency (so less residue at low regime I presume) and variable geometry turbos?

I don’t have the first clue about those questions but i would like to understand what bits of the marine diesel knowledge base apply to our modern engines. 


Best,


Thomas
soon back onboard 
GARULFO
A54-122
Curaçao



On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 at 04:07, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

There was a good article on the worrisome trend in the design of small marine diesels in Yachting Monthly last year. 



I am beginning to wonder if we have almost seen the end of diesels that reliably run for more than 10,000 hours.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Chain twisted in the locker after using some times

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Ruedi,


We have had a stainless Spade attached to a galvanised chain for 18 years. No sign of galvanic corrosion.


 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Rudolf Waldispuehl Rudolf@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 22 August 2018 07:33:36
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Chain twisted in the locker after using some times
 


Dean
I think you have the correct gypsy if not replaced by former owner. It is market 203, this is correct for a 10mm ISO chain. So the Gypsy is not making the problem.
If you say you have the twist as well, then I guess the problem comes from the horizontal Winch who is turning the chain. 
BTW: 
Meanwhile I have a galvanized Rocna as well and different dissimilar metals with the SS chain. I'm still investigating how the different metals does make re galvanic corrosion.
C u soon in Preveza
Cheers, Ruedi


On 18 Aug 2018, at 11:01, Trifin trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ruedi, I have had exactly the same problem with my chain since we bought the boat.

I have the ISO chain with 30mm inside dimension and the WASI powerball, now fitted to my gal Rocna. (Yes, I now have a different dissimilar metals problem than before :-)

I’ve reached the conclusion that it’s just another feature of the boat. I tend to lay shorter chain with the Rocna, so the problem happens less frequently for me.

See you in Preveza soon. Cheers Dean

X




Re: Masse Light and March Pump

cpp_berkeley <no_reply@...>
 

Those of you with the Marco pumps (without accumulators), how is the power consumption / cycling when you only use a bit of water?

I like having the capacity to wash the deck, but I am curious how many amps it draws when I just open the tap to wash my hands or wet my toothbrush?

My understanding is that it's a variable speed pump that eliminates the need for an accumulator, but my brain isn't fast enough to comprehend that. 

Scott
A54 Tengah #69


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Bimini [1 Attachment]

 

I would recommend Amel. The original Amel bimini will probably outlast anything else. I spoke to Maud this week and she told me that Amel has a complete SM2k bimini kit in stock. It includes: bimini, 2 side panels, and bimini cover. email SAV at Amel.fr

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

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:27 AM jamestim@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
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Hi everyone!


Thanks once again for the amazing resource and wealth of info here. As a new owner, I feel very fortunate.


Regarding bimini replacement, I know it's been discussed at length and I will of course go for the new style with a clear panel to see the sails.. much like SY KERPA..


Can anyone recommend a good supplier in the med? We are in Valencia now and will winter in Barcelona. So France/Spain  would be best bet. I imagine there would be many French suppliers who have had experience with modifying the original design..


Unfortunately my present cover won't last any decent blow, so it's rather urgent.. 


Much appreciated! Attached is a drone pic from our first sail! A quick 170NM shakedown to Ibiza and back without a stop..


James & Louise


SV TITANIUM

SM2K #260

Valencia Yacht port




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