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Re: Volvo D3 - 110 Exhaust Elbow needed

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

I got it. I replied mine. I'll bring it back with me and send it to you monday



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-------- Original message --------
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Date: 10/26/19 2:12 PM (GMT-04:00)
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 - 110 Exhaust Elbow needed

Yes

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Oct 26, 2019, 12:29 PM JEFFREY KRAUS <jmkraus@...> wrote:
Bill, are you looking for the exhaust elbow coming off the turbo?



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Date: 10/24/19 1:33 PM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 - 110 Exhaust Elbow needed

If one of you has a Volvo D3-110 exhaust elbow, I could use it. 

As you probably know HDI Marine the manufacturer of Stainless Steel Investment Cast elbows is a Preferred Vendor of Yacht School

I just received an email from HDI asking if I could locate a D3-110 elbow for them to use to make a mold which will allow them to produce a Stainless Steel Investment Cast elbow for the D3-110. If you have an old one in any condition, it will work.

Let me know.

Bill

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


Re: Volvo D3 - 110 Exhaust Elbow needed

 

Yes

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Oct 26, 2019, 12:29 PM JEFFREY KRAUS <jmkraus@...> wrote:
Bill, are you looking for the exhaust elbow coming off the turbo?



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Date: 10/24/19 1:33 PM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 - 110 Exhaust Elbow needed

If one of you has a Volvo D3-110 exhaust elbow, I could use it. 

As you probably know HDI Marine the manufacturer of Stainless Steel Investment Cast elbows is a Preferred Vendor of Yacht School

I just received an email from HDI asking if I could locate a D3-110 elbow for them to use to make a mold which will allow them to produce a Stainless Steel Investment Cast elbow for the D3-110. If you have an old one in any condition, it will work.

Let me know.

Bill

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


Re: Yanmar Diesel Won't Stay Running

eric freedman
 

 

 

Coming across the Atlantic we had the same problem. I decided it was a problem with something blocking the tank. I took off the

Hose leading to the tank and put it into the bell of the ships horn. When I heard bubbling I stopped.

When I got to the USA, I drained the tank. Behind the fuel valve Amel mounted a screen. On Kimberlite you need a very thin wrench to remove the valve, it used to be called a tappet wrench.

My tank inspection ports were sealed with blue silicone.

Pieces of the blue silicone were blocking fuel flow,  I flushed the tank and ran it through a filter to get out the blue stuff. Permatex recommends Moto Seal for replacing the tank gaskets. It is used on motorcycle gear boxes and is meant to be easily disassembled to change the gears om Motos for different tracks.

 

This is very unique and if all else fails possibly this is the problem, however I think it is something much simpler.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Garver via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:48 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Yanmar Diesel Won't Stay Running

 

The mechanic at the marina asked the same question about the auto-shutdown feature, so he's investigating that. I am about to pump some fuel from the bottom of the tank to check for water. I will also check for a vacuum on the fuel line, that's a good idea. 

 

Thanks!

 

Mark

S/V It's Good

SM #105


On October 24, 2019 at 12:58 PM, John Clark <john.biohead@...> wrote:

My first thought is also fuel supply.  One time we started our engine with the fuel shut off valve closed...she ran perfect then just quit.  I can see the engine pulling a vacuum on the fuel line stalling ...then as the vacuum leaks off being able to restart.  

 

Now my second thought is based on you saying it was a new engine.   Does the engine have any automatic shutdown features like the genset?  Recall the genset has a host of conditions that will cause the machine to shutdown.  Just owndering if the new engine presumably with a computer is doing something on it's own.

 

John

SV Annie SM37

Brunswick GA

 

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 11:58 AM Mark Garver via Groups.Io <mgarver=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Mark,

 

Unfortunately not. But I think I can put a hose in the bottom of the tank and pump some out to see. At least that is the current plan as well as ensuring the filter is clean.

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

S/V It's Good

SM #105


On October 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Mark,

 

You have a fuel problem. Do you have a filtration system that allows you to check for water?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

http://www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Garver via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Yanmar Diesel Won't Stay Running

 

It's been several months since my wife and I left our boat up in the Chesapeake and upon arrival today to have it hauled for a long over due cleaning. The Yanmar diesel fired right up, but then after a couple of minutes dies. Wait a couple of minutes and it fires right up again, runs for a couple of minutes and shuts off. It runs smoothly and fires up instantly so it doesn't sound like she's starving for fuel or air. The engine only has 30 hours and has be very reliable.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

S/V It's Good

SM #105

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


FW: [AmelYachtOwners] Yanmar Diesel Won't Stay Running

eric freedman
 

Coming across the Atlantic we had the same problem. I decided it was a problem with something blocking the tank. I took off the

Hose leading to the tank and put it into the bell of the ships horn. When I heard bubbling I stopped.

When I got to the USA, I drained the tank. Behind the fuel valve Amel mounted a screen. On Kimberlite you need a very thin wrench to remove the valve, it used to be called a tappet wrench.

My tank inspection ports were sealed with blue silicone.

Pieces of the blue silicone were blocking fuel flow,  I flushed the tank and ran it through a filter to get out the blue stuff. Permatex recommends Moto Seal for replacing the tank gaskets. It is used on motorcycle gear boxes and is meant to be easily disassembled to change the gears om Motos for different tracks.

 

This is very unique and if all else fails possibly this is the problem, however I think it is something much simpler.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Garver via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:48 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Yanmar Diesel Won't Stay Running

 

The mechanic at the marina asked the same question about the auto-shutdown feature, so he's investigating that. I am about to pump some fuel from the bottom of the tank to check for water. I will also check for a vacuum on the fuel line, that's a good idea. 

 

Thanks!

 

Mark

S/V It's Good

SM #105


On October 24, 2019 at 12:58 PM, John Clark <john.biohead@...> wrote:

My first thought is also fuel supply.  One time we started our engine with the fuel shut off valve closed...she ran perfect then just quit.  I can see the engine pulling a vacuum on the fuel line stalling ...then as the vacuum leaks off being able to restart.  

 

Now my second thought is based on you saying it was a new engine.   Does the engine have any automatic shutdown features like the genset?  Recall the genset has a host of conditions that will cause the machine to shutdown.  Just owndering if the new engine presumably with a computer is doing something on it's own.

 

John

SV Annie SM37

Brunswick GA

 

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 11:58 AM Mark Garver via Groups.Io <mgarver=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Mark,

 

Unfortunately not. But I think I can put a hose in the bottom of the tank and pump some out to see. At least that is the current plan as well as ensuring the filter is clean.

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

S/V It's Good

SM #105


On October 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Mark,

 

You have a fuel problem. Do you have a filtration system that allows you to check for water?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

http://www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark Garver via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Yanmar Diesel Won't Stay Running

 

It's been several months since my wife and I left our boat up in the Chesapeake and upon arrival today to have it hauled for a long over due cleaning. The Yanmar diesel fired right up, but then after a couple of minutes dies. Wait a couple of minutes and it fires right up again, runs for a couple of minutes and shuts off. It runs smoothly and fires up instantly so it doesn't sound like she's starving for fuel or air. The engine only has 30 hours and has be very reliable.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

S/V It's Good

SM #105

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Volvo D3 - 110 Exhaust Elbow needed

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Bill, are you looking for the exhaust elbow coming off the turbo?



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Date: 10/24/19 1:33 PM (GMT-04:00)
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 - 110 Exhaust Elbow needed

If one of you has a Volvo D3-110 exhaust elbow, I could use it. 

As you probably know HDI Marine the manufacturer of Stainless Steel Investment Cast elbows is a Preferred Vendor of Yacht School

I just received an email from HDI asking if I could locate a D3-110 elbow for them to use to make a mold which will allow them to produce a Stainless Steel Investment Cast elbow for the D3-110. If you have an old one in any condition, it will work.

Let me know.

Bill

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


Re: seals orientation

Craig Briggs
 
Edited

Hi Arnold,
I assume when you say the springs of the Amel supplied lip seals were magnetic you (or your mechanic) concluded they were not Stainless Steel and therefore you replaced them with O-rings. Actually, Stainless Steel is slightly magnetic and the very thin and lightweight Stainless Steel springs in lip seals will "stick" to a magnet - therefore the "test" your mechanic performed was not definitive.

You must rely on the manufacturers specification - there is a Code letter that specifies Stainless Steel Garter Springs. Carbon Steel is usually the default, so you must specifically order stainless steel garter spring. I am sure Amel supplied the correct lip seal and that it did, indeed, have a stainless steel spring. If I recall correctly, Amel ships the lip seals in the manufacturer's box - if so you could check the part number on the box, if you still have it, and see that it indeed is a Stainless Steel Garter Spring.

Cheers, Craig


Re: Latest RigRite.com Goiot Tradition Prices 2019!

Charles Bell
 

Hello Andrew,
 
Great to hear from you! I am going to re-post an update I sent to Bob earlier today. Maybe we should make a group for this.
 
I am having a machine shop use CNC to make a large, low cost per item batch of:
 
Axel bolts
Plastic Pins
Plastic knobs - Female M8
Plastic Knobs - Male M8
 
Here is what has happened so far:
 
I measured the parts and made drawings
Requested bids from several shops
Selected a shop to work with 
Today I am going down to the part and removing "sample parts" from my boat, 
Monday I will mail the samples to the machine shop.
The machine shop will confirm measures and comment
A round of samples will be made and shipped to me
I will test fit the parts on the boat
 
At this point I would be happy to post pictures/video of the parts. I would also be happy to share them around to get more feedback.

After we adjust or OK the parts they will make 100-200 of each part. Of course, we can increase the batch size if there is more interest.
 
The manufactured cost should be a few dollars each. I think we will land in the $3-7 dollar/each range.
 
My initial order was marine-grade aluminum with anodization (which is how my original parts *seem* to have been made. I am open to the idea of other material suggestions.

This is *not* a money-making endeavor. Just cost-sharing... and saving us all some money.
 
Anyone who would like to connect and help/influence/get some of these parts is welcome to post on this thread or private message me. I will share my phone number privately...

For the gaskets, I am shopping online and would appreciate being pointed to anyone else's sources & wisdom!!
 

Thank you,
 
Charles (& Hae)
SV Jupiter
@CruisingJupiter - Facebook
Mango Hull #29


Re: seals orientation

Arnold Mente
 

Hello, I'm Arnold with the SM 203 Zephyr,
In March 2019, in Nice, I changed the seals with Amel OEM. After 150 hours of engine and 1600 NM, I was able to detect a water ingress in the C-Drive. Of course I ordered the new seals from Maude. In the discussion with the mechanic, he drew my attention to the spring rings of Amel, as they were magnetic after the test. I am currently ashore and have exchanged the two rear spring washers for O-rings to counteract the corrosion on the seawater side. Whereby I would like to follow the installation position of Amel.
In the meantime I decided to use only 1.4571 spring washers.
After the discussion is already very lively, I would be glad about a feedback.
Sorry my english !!

Arnold
SY Zephyr SM 203
in Grado northern Adriatic

Am 26.10.2019 um 17:40 schrieb Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>:

I will also throw in my 2 cents. One of the major reasons we elected to buy an Amel, was that the boat concept, its design and systems had been tested for decades, in conditions that we expected to encounter.

It is my belief that any design can be improved on. However without sufficient of real world testing, the success of the improvement is only theoretical. Design changes sometimes have unintended consequences that only show up after time. In my opinion, if there is a proven design, on a critical system that has performed for decades if done correctly, should not be changed without sufficient real world testing.

Happy Sailing;

Mohammad & Aty
Amel 54 #099
B&B Kokomo

On Oct 26, 2019, at 8:01 AM, CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse@...> wrote:

Many of you know my thoughts on this and I will not bore you with why I believe the Amel way is the best way.

I don't want to start an argument and I respect each owner's opinion....but, I cannot let this continue without saying something. There are plenty of newbies in this group who may not understand the correct procedure and the risks.

Ask yourself this question: 
Which is more important? Keeping oil in the C-Drive, or keeping water out? And if you had a chance to cut the chance of one of these risks occurring in half, which would you choose? 
Oil in? Or, water out?

The biggest reason, in fact the only reason, that I have witnessed for either oil leaking out or water leaking in, is the person doing the job actually did not do it correctly. There were important steps, either omitted or done wrong. There are correct seals and incorrect seals. There are Amel OEM wear bushings and knock-offs. 

My recommendation is to: Do the job as though Henri Amel is looking over your shoulder. I believe he is.

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


On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 9:32 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
I'd be interested to hear how many hours you all have on your seals, too.

We did the two aft seals with the spring facing sea water and the forward two seals with spring facing the oil. So far 600 hours and zero drop in oil and zero water ingress. But I see the logic behind Jose's method with any oil leaking past the single forward seal lubricating the aft two seals.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com



Arnold Mente

Urbaniweg 12
7000 Eisenstadt 

Tel: +43 660 6699019

arnold.mente@...




--
SY Zephyr SM203


Re: seals orientation

Mohammad Shirloo
 

I will also throw in my 2 cents. One of the major reasons we elected to buy an Amel, was that the boat concept, its design and systems had been tested for decades, in conditions that we expected to encounter.

It is my belief that any design can be improved on. However without sufficient of real world testing, the success of the improvement is only theoretical. Design changes sometimes have unintended consequences that only show up after time. In my opinion, if there is a proven design, on a critical system that has performed for decades if done correctly, should not be changed without sufficient real world testing.

Happy Sailing;

Mohammad & Aty
Amel 54 #099
B&B Kokomo

On Oct 26, 2019, at 8:01 AM, CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse@...> wrote:

Many of you know my thoughts on this and I will not bore you with why I believe the Amel way is the best way.

I don't want to start an argument and I respect each owner's opinion....but, I cannot let this continue without saying something. There are plenty of newbies in this group who may not understand the correct procedure and the risks.

Ask yourself this question: 
Which is more important? Keeping oil in the C-Drive, or keeping water out? And if you had a chance to cut the chance of one of these risks occurring in half, which would you choose? 
Oil in? Or, water out?

The biggest reason, in fact the only reason, that I have witnessed for either oil leaking out or water leaking in, is the person doing the job actually did not do it correctly. There were important steps, either omitted or done wrong. There are correct seals and incorrect seals. There are Amel OEM wear bushings and knock-offs. 

My recommendation is to: Do the job as though Henri Amel is looking over your shoulder. I believe he is.

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


On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 9:32 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
I'd be interested to hear how many hours you all have on your seals, too.

We did the two aft seals with the spring facing sea water and the forward two seals with spring facing the oil. So far 600 hours and zero drop in oil and zero water ingress. But I see the logic behind Jose's method with any oil leaking past the single forward seal lubricating the aft two seals.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: seals orientation

Randall
 

Hello Bill,

I am new to my AMEL 54. I have seen a couple of videos on changing the seals out, but do you have the how to you like, and is it available. I'm splashing in one month.

I remember all the Nikimat how to info posted publicly. and the many other people who have posted on their own sites and on YouTube. A library of sorts would be nice.

It was sad to see Nikimat after Irma.
Randall
A-54 #56


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Sent: October 26, 2019 11:01 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] seals orientation
 
Many of you know my thoughts on this and I will not bore you with why I believe the Amel way is the best way.

I don't want to start an argument and I respect each owner's opinion....but, I cannot let this continue without saying something. There are plenty of newbies in this group who may not understand the correct procedure and the risks.

Ask yourself this question: 
Which is more important? Keeping oil in the C-Drive, or keeping water out? And if you had a chance to cut the chance of one of these risks occurring in half, which would you choose? 
Oil in? Or, water out?

The biggest reason, in fact the only reason, that I have witnessed for either oil leaking out or water leaking in, is the person doing the job actually did not do it correctly. There were important steps, either omitted or done wrong. There are correct seals and incorrect seals. There are Amel OEM wear bushings and knock-offs. 

My recommendation is to: Do the job as though Henri Amel is looking over your shoulder. I believe he is.

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


On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 9:32 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
I'd be interested to hear how many hours you all have on your seals, too.

We did the two aft seals with the spring facing sea water and the forward two seals with spring facing the oil. So far 600 hours and zero drop in oil and zero water ingress. But I see the logic behind Jose's method with any oil leaking past the single forward seal lubricating the aft two seals.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: seals orientation

 

Many of you know my thoughts on this and I will not bore you with why I believe the Amel way is the best way.

I don't want to start an argument and I respect each owner's opinion....but, I cannot let this continue without saying something. There are plenty of newbies in this group who may not understand the correct procedure and the risks.

Ask yourself this question: 
Which is more important? Keeping oil in the C-Drive, or keeping water out? And if you had a chance to cut the chance of one of these risks occurring in half, which would you choose? 
Oil in? Or, water out?

The biggest reason, in fact the only reason, that I have witnessed for either oil leaking out or water leaking in, is the person doing the job actually did not do it correctly. There were important steps, either omitted or done wrong. There are correct seals and incorrect seals. There are Amel OEM wear bushings and knock-offs. 

My recommendation is to: Do the job as though Henri Amel is looking over your shoulder. I believe he is.

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


On Sat, Oct 26, 2019 at 9:32 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
I'd be interested to hear how many hours you all have on your seals, too.

We did the two aft seals with the spring facing sea water and the forward two seals with spring facing the oil. So far 600 hours and zero drop in oil and zero water ingress. But I see the logic behind Jose's method with any oil leaking past the single forward seal lubricating the aft two seals.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: tb/BRISBANE area marina & yard/AYOG

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Scott

Good to hear from you. I hope all is well and that you guys will have another safe sail down to the Caribbean soon.

The Pacific and the Indian Oceans were certainly the highlights of our circumnavigation, with the Pacific being the most beautiful with nice variety, and the certainly totally safe which was a pleasant change for us after some of our experiences. You and Mia will absolutely love it!

Unfortunately, although I have sailed there a few years ago in 2016, I am no expert in terms of New Zealand so I should not try to advise you, however both Danny and Alan on this forum would have excellent advice I am sure are their boats have been there for many years.

Please look us up when you come to Australia. It was a pleasure to meet you both at the Amel Rally this year and I would gladly help if there is anything you need advice on here in Australia.

Best regards
Colin
SV Island Pearl II SM#332
Bundaberg Port Marina
(Now for sale in Australia, with all Australian Import Duty and taxes paid, so the new owner would be allowed to keep it here during the Pacific Cyclone seasons.  Australia is the perfect base from which to easily explore the very best cruising grounds in the world, ie the South Pacific, with a safe easy crossing back and forth to New Caledonia and Fiji each year with the Downunder Rally as you build your sailing confidence before sailing Asia and the Indian Ocean.  Contact me if interested on svislandpearl@... )

On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 12:25 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Congrats Colin! You guys did make it a good ways since we met at the Amel rally in Martinique! We're just in DC. :)

That said, we'll be heading your way and likely arrive in your part of the world by November 2020. Most likely spend typhoon season in NZ and then back to the South Pacific for a second season in 2021 as we have heard nothing but positive things about it.

Any idea about reasonably priced dry dock in NZ? We will likely get off the boat for a bit and buy a car to travel around.

Mie and I have both spent time in Australia, so we're hoping to explore NZ this time, but you never know, we may make it over to your island, too!
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com



--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: seals orientation

Scott SV Tengah
 

I'd be interested to hear how many hours you all have on your seals, too.

We did the two aft seals with the spring facing sea water and the forward two seals with spring facing the oil. So far 600 hours and zero drop in oil and zero water ingress. But I see the logic behind Jose's method with any oil leaking past the single forward seal lubricating the aft two seals.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: tb/BRISBANE area marina & yard/AYOG

Scott SV Tengah
 

Congrats Colin! You guys did make it a good ways since we met at the Amel rally in Martinique! We're just in DC. :)

That said, we'll be heading your way and likely arrive in your part of the world by November 2020. Most likely spend typhoon season in NZ and then back to the South Pacific for a second season in 2021 as we have heard nothing but positive things about it.

Any idea about reasonably priced dry dock in NZ? We will likely get off the boat for a bit and buy a car to travel around.

Mie and I have both spent time in Australia, so we're hoping to explore NZ this time, but you never know, we may make it over to your island, too!
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: tb/BRISBANE area marina & yard/AYOG

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Teun

Regarding your question about the new sails for Island Pearl II from Emrah at Q Sails, I should also first thank you now for your positive recommendations in terms of your Pacific shipping experience with QSails, and the quality. Based on your advice, that of Bill, and so many other Amel Q Sail clients we went ahead and ordered a completely new set of sails to be sent to us in Fiji. 

I did not want to comment too early before we had actually got to try the sails out on a passage. Firstly, similar to your experience Emrah delivered the sails all the way to Nadi in Fiji on the precise day promised, and at the exact agreed on cost too. That was impressive!  Next, the sails fitted our boat #332 absolutely perfectly, right out of the box!  I have purchased new sets of sails for previous boats from both Hood and North Sails, and so in comparison could immediately see the quality of these Q Sails was really good.

We eventually only got the last of the three new sails all up 10 days ago, the day before sailing 800nm from New Caledonia to Bundaberg in Australia since our previous sails were still usable, and I wanted these sails to be "as new" for the future new owner of Island Pearl II when we sell soon. 

On the test sail from New Caledonia to Bundaberg in Australia, we had very light winds and I certainly was very pleased with the shape of the new sails in all winds, and the added speed which we got in low winds. Initially, I did not have the mainsail halyard tight enough, but as soon as I corrected that issue, the sails furled even better than the old ones ever did, both upwind and downwind. Over the last 36hrs of the passage we had constant winds of 23 - 27kts and I was really delighted with the performance and shape when reefed back at all different reefing points.

So in a nutshell, yes thank you for your recommendation.  I too now am also another very happy Amel owner after purchasing from Q Sails.

Best regards
Colin
SV Island Pearl II
Bundaberg Port Marina
(Now for sale in Australia, with all Australian Import Duty and taxes paid, so the new owner would be allowed to keep it here during the Pacific Cyclone seasons.  Australia is the perfect base from which to easily explore the very best cruising grounds in the world, ie the South Pacific, with a safe easy crossing back and forth to New Caledonia and Fiji each year with the Downunder Rally as you build your sailing confidence before sailing Asia and the Indian Ocean.  Contact me if interested on svislandpearl@... )




On Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 4:23 AM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Hi Lauren & Colin,

 

Deeply appreciate your Email and I am already sending an Email to Mandy at this (early) moment. 😊

 

I will be sending you an Email with several other questions in reference to my AUSTRALIA stay.

 

How did your new sails work out?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

NOUMEA  NEW CALEDONIA

October 25, 2019 05:22:35

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of islandpearl2_sm2k332 via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2019 23:36
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] tb/BRISBANE area marina & yard/AYOG

 

Hi Teun

 

We have just arrived back in Australia after completing our circumnavigation this week. Right now we are in Bundaberg for a few weeks but will return home to Brisbane soon around mid-November.

 

Please do not ever consider leaving your Amel on an anchor anywhere in Brisbane. That was not good advice at all.

 

In terms of Brisbane Marinas, we choose a small fairly unknown marina called Newport Marina to berth SV island Pearl II since it is safe, within walking distance from the train to the city and airport. It is a quiet residential type marina with old, but well-kept facilities, and has plenty of car parking right near the boat. It is not a lively place with shops and restaurants, but we like it quiet and it is surrounded by nice upmarket waterfront homes on a canal system. This in our view makes it the safest marina in Brisbane if a tropical storm should ever hit, which is almost impossible. 

 

Fortunately, the prices there also very reasonable since it is not well known that the entrance channel has recently been deepened, and this was also not shown on the Navionics charts. Most cruisers would not be aware that they could get in there, but it is now at least  2m at low tide LAT, so it is easy to get your Amel in there at most times other than just an hour or two either side of absolute low tides. You can contact the Manager "Mandy" on email: info@..., or call her on and ask her if she has any free spots on D Berth facing the main channel as Island Pearl II is normally there, and am happy to keep a good eye on any Amels who berth near Island Pearl II. Unfortunately, I think there was recently only one space available, so if interested then try to contact her soon and mention me in case that helps get you in. The marina is located at 158 Griffith Road, Newport, QLD 4020... Phone: 07 3203 5855 

 

The marina/boatyard called "Laurie's Marina" in Mooloolaba is also a reasonable option, and I am aware that they did lift an Amel 53 there a few years ago, and built a nice hardtop for it, and the owner was happy with all the work they did. 

 

The other marina to consider is Scarborough Marina (very near Newport Marina) which has a fully working boatyard, however, their travel lift is a bit small, so I personally would not lift even my Amel 53 there. Contact them on +61 7 3880 0300 - website www.scarbmarina.com.au.

 

In terms of having Copper Coat work done I would firstly trust the "BOATWORKS" boatyard on the Gold Coast the most. That is where I always haul out Island Pearl II for normal antifouling paint and prop shaft / Bowthruster servicing, but I do the servicing myself and use them for the paint job. It is without any doubt the best boatyard we have come across anywhere in the world and has all the expertise and parts you could need right there. Prices are not bad too. You can contact them on admin@the boatworks.com.au or phone +61 7 55 000 000 and speak to the manager about who has the best copper coat application experience in his yard. If you have an Autoprop, there is the Australian Autoprop agent right there too who recently replaced my autoprop bearings there and did a great job.

 

Finally, Teuns, check with Boatworks about long term out of water storage for your Amel too. I have been away from Australia for 3 years now but recently heard that Boatworks now have this service too. That could be a good option for you too.

 

Best of luck with it and safe travels over to Australia

 

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Bundaberg Port Marina

 

Now that we have completed our circumnavigation, Island Pearl II is finally really for sale. Contact me direct via email for prices. She is Australian Duty and GST Paid and UK registered. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 7:25 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

I am leaving around November 10 2019 from NOUMEA to AUSTRALIA; probably north of BRISBANE and south of BUNDABERG.

 

Can anybody recommend a safe & affordable marina where I can leave the boat for 8 weeks or so (Dec 12, 2019 thru Feb 12, 2020) and then have her, in the vicinity, hauled out for copper coat anti-fouling plus additional 2 yearly A54 maintenance. One of my previous AUSSIE crew, living in the area, is suggesting leaving her on anchor as it is free but I prefer a slip or on the hard while I am in USA.

 

Somebody here in NOUMEA suggested MOOLOOLABA QLD – I have no clue 😊

 

I am flying out of & back in (with a lot of luggage) BRISBANE so will need to have access to transportation to & from International Airport.

 

Any yards; trades people in the area familiar with AMEL?

 

Appreciate your help & suggestions.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

NOUMEA  NEW CALEDONIA

October 24, 2019 20:23:20

 

 

 

 

 


 

--

Colin Streeter

0411 016 445



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Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: tb/BRISBANE area marina & yard/AYOG

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Pat and Diane
Many thanks. Hard to believe that it was only recently in March/April that we met at St Pierre and again at Ills de Saints, and now we are in Australia.
It was our absolute pleasure to get to know you both, and so many other wonderful Amel folk.
Best regards
Colin

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 11:51 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Colin, I want to add our congratulations on your achievement ,no small thing. It was nice to meet you and Lauren albeit briefly in St Pierre .
Pat& Diane,
SV Shenanigans
Sassafras River Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Oct 24, 2019 9:26 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] tb/BRISBANE area marina & yard/AYOG

Hi Kent

Thank you very much. I fully understand your reasons for stopping and shipping from Australia to Turkey. I met many in the Pacific who had similar plans.

We are glad we completed the circumnavigation, but I would not do it again. Next, we may buy a smaller boat, perhaps a Santarin in the Med and tour there for a season or two then sell it again rather than the long ocean passages. So no need for the wonderful ocean crossing capability of our lovely SM anymore. That said, our favorite oceans were certainly the Indian and the Pacific so you would miss out on some nice places in the Indian Ocean such as Rodrigues, Reunion, Chagos, Maldives, Madagascar etc.

Best of luck with it all Kent. I was hoping to catch up with you on our way around as it was so nice to meet so many Amel folk as we circumnavigated.  Perhaps look us up in Brisbane when you reach Australia.

Kind regards
Colin

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 11:03 PM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Congratulations on your circumnavigation, Colin and Lauren!  We aren’t quite that ambitious, but we are starting our 5 to 10 year cruising plan through the Caribbean, South Pacific, and Mediterranean. I think we will probably ship the boat from Australia to Turkey.  How has being at shore felt, after all that time at sea?

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Oct 24, 2019, at 8:36 AM, islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:


Hi Teun

We have just arrived back in Australia after completing our circumnavigation this week. Right now we are in Bundaberg for a few weeks but will return home to Brisbane soon around mid-November.

Please do not ever consider leaving your Amel on an anchor anywhere in Brisbane. That was not good advice at all.

In terms of Brisbane Marinas, we choose a small fairly unknown marina called Newport Marina to berth SV island Pearl II since it is safe, within walking distance from the train to the city and airport. It is a quiet residential type marina with old, but well-kept facilities, and has plenty of car parking right near the boat. It is not a lively place with shops and restaurants, but we like it quiet and it is surrounded by nice upmarket waterfront homes on a canal system. This in our view makes it the safest marina in Brisbane if a tropical storm should ever hit, which is almost impossible. 

Fortunately, the prices there also very reasonable since it is not well known that the entrance channel has recently been deepened, and this was also not shown on the Navionics charts. Most cruisers would not be aware that they could get in there, but it is now at least  2m at low tide LAT, so it is easy to get your Amel in there at most times other than just an hour or two either side of absolute low tides. You can contact the Manager "Mandy" on email: info@..., or call her on and ask her if she has any free spots on D Berth facing the main channel as Island Pearl II is normally there, and am happy to keep a good eye on any Amels who berth near Island Pearl II. Unfortunately, I think there was recently only one space available, so if interested then try to contact her soon and mention me in case that helps get you in. The marina is located at 158 Griffith Road, Newport, QLD 4020... Phone: 07 3203 5855 

The marina/boatyard called "Laurie's Marina" in Mooloolaba is also a reasonable option, and I am aware that they did lift an Amel 53 there a few years ago, and built a nice hardtop for it, and the owner was happy with all the work they did. 

The other marina to consider is Scarborough Marina (very near Newport Marina) which has a fully working boatyard, however, their travel lift is a bit small, so I personally would not lift even my Amel 53 there. Contact them on +61 7 3880 0300 - website www.scarbmarina.com.au.

In terms of having Copper Coat work done I would firstly trust the "BOATWORKS" boatyard on the Gold Coast the most. That is where I always haul out Island Pearl II for normal antifouling paint and prop shaft / Bowthruster servicing, but I do the servicing myself and use them for the paint job. It is without any doubt the best boatyard we have come across anywhere in the world and has all the expertise and parts you could need right there. Prices are not bad too. You can contact them on admin@the boatworks.com.au or phone +61 7 55 000 000 and speak to the manager about who has the best copper coat application experience in his yard. If you have an Autoprop, there is the Australian Autoprop agent right there too who recently replaced my autoprop bearings there and did a great job.

Finally, Teuns, check with Boatworks about long term out of water storage for your Amel too. I have been away from Australia for 3 years now but recently heard that Boatworks now have this service too. That could be a good option for you too.

Best of luck with it and safe travels over to Australia

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Bundaberg Port Marina

Now that we have completed our circumnavigation, Island Pearl II is finally really for sale. Contact me direct via email for prices. She is Australian Duty and GST Paid and UK registered. 









On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 7:25 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:
I am leaving around November 10 2019 from NOUMEA to AUSTRALIA; probably north of BRISBANE and south of BUNDABERG.
 
Can anybody recommend a safe & affordable marina where I can leave the boat for 8 weeks or so (Dec 12, 2019 thru Feb 12, 2020) and then have her, in the vicinity, hauled out for copper coat anti-fouling plus additional 2 yearly A54 maintenance. One of my previous AUSSIE crew, living in the area, is suggesting leaving her on anchor as it is free but I prefer a slip or on the hard while I am in USA.
 
Somebody here in NOUMEA suggested MOOLOOLABA QLD – I have no clue 😊
 
I am flying out of & back in (with a lot of luggage) BRISBANE so will need to have access to transportation to & from International Airport.
 
Any yards; trades people in the area familiar with AMEL?
 
Appreciate your help & suggestions.
 
Best Regards Teun
SV AMELIT  A54  #128
 
NOUMEA  NEW CALEDONIA
October 24, 2019 20:23:20
 
 
 
 
 


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Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


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Colin Streeter
0411 016 445



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Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


24v alternator

ngtnewington Newington
 

Thanks Alan, James and Bill for your comments.
I can not see that there is any difference between Alan’s set up and mine. So it must be fine tuned.

I have seen other 54’s with the 24v alternator driven by the same belt as the water pump and 12v alternator. That set up works well on all account but it is only 110A v 175A. I am not going to go that way.
I think I will persist with the twin belt set up for a bit longer and do;
1. New bearings on idlers and new face
2. Polish and check faces of pulleys
3. Gates fleet runner matched belts
4. Fine tune the alignment.

Then if I am still not 100% happy I will change the pulleys to micro v serpentine.

Nick
Anchored off Nisos Elefonisos

AML54-019


Re: Remote two way valve for flushing the water maker

Alan Leslie
 

Yes Paul, that's how it works.
And when we start the watermaker we run it for a few minutes to allow the incoming saltwater to fully flush out the fresh before increasing the pressure slowly to start making water.
Fresh water applied under pressure to the membranes will damage them.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: tb/BRISBANE area marina & yard/AYOG

Teun BAAS
 

Hi Dean,

 

Can you send me your contact information: teun@...  or teun at amelit dot net

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

NOUMEA  NEW CALEDONIA

October 26, 2019 16:22:52

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dean Gillies via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2019 23:28
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] tb/BRISBANE area marina & yard/AYOG

 

Hi Tuen, I’ll be at home in Sydney until late April then back to Stella, currently in Scotland. Ping me on here or private email if you are heading this way before April. Cheers Dean

X


Re: Yanmar Diesel Won't Stay Running

Mark Garver
 

And the winner goes to vacuum in the line. Bled the lines and averting is purring like a 80 HP Diesel.

Thanks all!!! I’m still going to check the vent lines we have a lot of wasps around. some of the ARC1500 boats are up here! All Beneteau’s so far!

Thanks again all!

Mark
S/V It’s Good
SM #105



On Oct 24, 2019, at 8:30 PM, Chad & Leslie Shoaf <crshoaf21@...> wrote:


Had this happen with a clogged vet line. Wasps and other things build nest in them. Creates a vacuum in the fuel tank.

Chad

On Thu, Oct 24, 2019, 8:37 AM Mark Garver via Groups.Io <mgarver=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
It's been several months since my wife and I left our boat up in the Chesapeake and upon arrival today to have it hauled for a long over due cleaning. The Yanmar diesel fired right up, but then after a couple of minutes dies. Wait a couple of minutes and it fires right up again, runs for a couple of minutes and shuts off. It runs smoothly and fires up instantly so it doesn't sound like she's starving for fuel or air. The engine only has 30 hours and has be very reliable.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Mark
S/V It's Good
SM #105