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Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Ah, my apologies, I asked for a MDKBN, but I am still amazed at the price difference. As for shipping they did say in an email that they would ship abroad and not include VAT.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Karen Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: 19 October 2019 05:23
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

 

Paul,

Are you sure the part you have seen at Sea Power Marine is for the MDKD genset?  That is a model significantly older and rather different than the one on your boat.  They also state on their website that they do not ship outside the UK (in fact, they exclude a lot of the UK from their sales territory!)


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Back up tablet navigation aid

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

I use Navionics – better than my chart plotter.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rob Hughes via Groups.Io
Sent: 18 October 2019 23:36
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Back up tablet navigation aid

 

I just bought a new ios tablet to use as a secondary plotter. What programs are you using?  and what to stay away from. sailing the Bahamas and Caribbean.  


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

eric freedman
 

There was a vendor on EBay that made beautiful cast stainless exhaust elbows for Yanmars. Much better than the factory version. I have one Kimberlite  and it is flawless. Possibly someone can find them and ask is the do,  or will make the elbow you need.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2019 7:23 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

 

Keran, Mark,

 

If anyone winds up having a genset exhaust elbow made,  I would like to have one also.  Maybe added numbers will reduce the unit cost. 

 

Miles Bidwell

 

s/y Ladybug, sm216 Newport, RI  soon leaving for Martinique


Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Karen Smith
 

Paul,

Are you sure the part you have seen at Sea Power Marine is for the MDKD genset?  That is a model significantly older and rather different than the one on your boat.  They also state on their website that they do not ship outside the UK (in fact, they exclude a lot of the UK from their sales territory!)


Re: SM2K: Replacing a CLIMMA 9EH AC unit in the Salon #replacement

 

Nick,

Congratulations! I know the SMs on either side of 476. 

BTW, I travel the world. I have clients in France, all of Europe, New Zealand, Australia, USA, and many other places. I travelled to New Caledonia to train an owner new to Amel.

If it is impossible to repair (I doubt that), I would buy another Climma Compact Unit. Climma Compact Units routinely last 20 years, yet there are those that change brands because if failed. Climma and Frigoboat, both VECO companies, were Henri Amels choice. I think he was right.

--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 8:59 AM Nicolas Klene via Groups.Io <laixoi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hello Everybody
I am please to annonce that since this morning , I am the proud owner of the SM n° 476 ! My first ever boat !
It comes with a broken Climma 9EH AC unit in the salon as suspected  by Olivier during the survey ! 
It might only be the compressor, but a technicien suggested to change it all.
I will look into the Webasto unit 
Bill I wished you lived in the south of France, I have sooo much to lurn  !
Nick
SM.476


Re: SM2K: Replacing a CLIMMA 9EH AC unit in the Salon #replacement

Steven Nieman
 

No problem Nick, enjoy your Amel. 


kindest regards,

steven


Re: Back up tablet navigation aid

Matt Salatino
 

AquaMaps. It has active captain.
Navionics is also good.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 18, 2019, at 3:35 PM, Rob Hughes via Groups.Io <svluna01@...> wrote:

I just bought a new ios tablet to use as a secondary plotter. What programs are you using?  and what to stay away from. sailing the Bahamas and Caribbean.  


Re: SM2K: Replacing a CLIMMA 9EH AC unit in the Salon #replacement

eric freedman
 

The unit took me about 2 hours to install. I installed mine in the aft cabin .On 90 degree days it can cool my cabin like a meat locker.
There is larger unit if you think you need more BTU'S, It is the same size. The thermostat is digital and whats really great as it has a phone type cord connecting the sensor on the coil to the thermostat.
Fair Winds,
Eric

On October 18, 2019 at 3:30 PM "Nicolas Klene via Groups.Io" <laixoi@...> wrote:

Hi Eric 
Sorry to come back to you  but the following model is 8000 BTU even if it's called 6K ?
I guess plug & play didn't require adjurent size wize under the sofa ?
By the way i'm not the proud owner of SM 476 ,Steven is ,mine is SM 471!
Sorry Steven
Nick
SV "TO BE NAMED SOON" 
SM471
Dometic model DTU 6k 230 vac 60 hz 410



 


Back up tablet navigation aid

Rob Hughes
 

I just bought a new ios tablet to use as a secondary plotter. What programs are you using?  and what to stay away from. sailing the Bahamas and Caribbean.  


Re: SM2K: Replacing a CLIMMA 9EH AC unit in the Salon #replacement

Nicolas Klene
 

Hi Eric 
Sorry to come back to you  but the following model is 8000 BTU even if it's called 6K ?
I guess plug & play didn't require adjurent size wize under the sofa ?
By the way i'm not the proud owner of SM 476 ,Steven is ,mine is SM 471!
Sorry Steven
Nick
SV "TO BE NAMED SOON" 
SM471
Dometic model DTU 6k 230 vac 60 hz 410



Re: A54 - bow roller hooks

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

That looks very complicated.
We have one line, 24-30 mm diameter, with a spliced eye that fits on the center cleet, and then a fixed lengt with a hook in the end. 


Hälsningar
Ann-Sofie Svanberg


Skickat från min iPhone

18 okt. 2019 kl. 16:56 skrev Stefan Schaufert <mail@...>:



Dear Thomas, dear Ameliens,

after 3 weeks on the anchor I have to take back my thoughts for the hooks on the bow roller. The rope (for the anchor chain) is now clearly reduced. The diameter of the hooks are to small. You have to take an extra protection or binding the rope a bit to side.
Any other ideas for the hooks?

Best regards
Stefan
A54-119-Lady Charlyette still in Porto Santo

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Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

You can get one from Seapower Marine in the UK for £425 + VAT (20%). http://www.seapowermarine.co.uk

 

I have enquired about getting a discount for ordering several, and also to see if the VAT is not applicable for non-UK residents (which I believe should be the case).

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Karen Smith via Groups.Io
Sent: 18 October 2019 06:02
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

 

Mark,

From the local Onan dealer we were quoted $1600, still pretty crazy.

The internal geometry of the part is complex, with a partial water jacket, and they are typically investment cast.  There is a shop that will make the molds, but they need a part to cut open so they can measure and duplicate the internal geometry, and it takes a minimum of 8 weeks. If we could find an old one, we'd start that process while ours is still limping along.  

We were lucky--this time--that the salt water spray from the leaking elbow didn't hit anything fragile or important. It could easily have soaked and destroyed our battery charger, or the electrical end of the generator.  We do not consider JBWeld to be anything other than a very short term emergency repair to be made right as soon as possible, however that is done.




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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: A54 - bow roller hooks

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear Thomas, dear Ameliens,

after 3 weeks on the anchor I have to take back my thoughts for the hooks on the bow roller. The rope (for the anchor chain) is now clearly reduced. The diameter of the hooks are to small. You have to take an extra protection or binding the rope a bit to side.
Any other ideas for the hooks?

Best regards
Stefan
A54-119-Lady Charlyette still in Porto Santo


Re: SM2K: Replacing a CLIMMA 9EH AC unit in the Salon #replacement

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Everybody
I am please to annonce that since this morning , I am the proud owner of the SM n° 476 ! My first ever boat !
It comes with a broken Climma 9EH AC unit in the salon as suspected  by Olivier during the survey ! 
It might only be the compressor, but a technicien suggested to change it all.
I will look into the Webasto unit 
Bill I wished you lived in the south of France, I have sooo much to lurn  !
Nick
SM.476


Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Miles
 

Keran, Mark,

 

If anyone winds up having a genset exhaust elbow made,  I would like to have one also.  Maybe added numbers will reduce the unit cost. 

 

Miles Bidwell

 

s/y Ladybug, sm216 Newport, RI  soon leaving for Martinique


Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Karen Smith
 

Mark,

From the local Onan dealer we were quoted $1600, still pretty crazy.

The internal geometry of the part is complex, with a partial water jacket, and they are typically investment cast.  There is a shop that will make the molds, but they need a part to cut open so they can measure and duplicate the internal geometry, and it takes a minimum of 8 weeks. If we could find an old one, we'd start that process while ours is still limping along.  

We were lucky--this time--that the salt water spray from the leaking elbow didn't hit anything fragile or important. It could easily have soaked and destroyed our battery charger, or the electrical end of the generator.  We do not consider JBWeld to be anything other than a very short term emergency repair to be made right as soon as possible, however that is done.





Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Mark McGovern
 

Orion,

The exhaust elbow is a relatively complex geometry that also fits into a fairly tight space.  While I am sure replicating it from measurements and sketches alone could be done, the chances of getting something wrong would be pretty high.  Here is a picture of one for reference:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/photo/84403/13?p=Name,,onan,20,1,0,0  

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Companion way for removal

INUS - BUSCH
 

Ian and Judy,
beewax seems to fit good for natural wood, thanks for that.
All the best.
Dieter
Fal-lera Sharki #135

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 16.10.2019 um 19:01 schrieb ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...>:

Ian and Judy


Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Orion Martin
 

Hi Karen,

 Is it possible to temporarily remove it and measure for dimensions? 


Re: mizzen traveller

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you Mark
Paul