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Re: [Amel] Onan Genset cutting out on SM 302, Pen Azen

Eric Freedman
 

Ian doesn't the start button blink in a sequence that tells you what the
problem is?
Fair Winds
Eric
Sm

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2009 4:15 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Onan Genset cutting out on SM 302, Pen Azen


Thanks for your replies,guys.I don't think its the fuel. I will check the
water flow sensor. The Onan guys I spoke to thought it might be a faulty
sensor. So far its only faulty every few hours and restarts after pressing
the restart button. I can live with that till I get home!

Cheers, Ian

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: edmundsteele@earthlink.net
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 08:39:59 -0500
Subject: Re: [Amel] Onan Genset cutting out on SM 302, Pen Azen

Ian,
When you try to restart the engine, can you hear the fuel pump "ticking"?
Some automobile "vacuum" gauges also measure fuel pump pressure on the
"other" side of the zero vacuum line. I don't know the spec for the Onan
fuel pump but I would expect to see 2 or 3 pounds of output fuel pressure.
The pump may be working but the output pressure marginal.
Good Luck,
Ed
SM 311



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Re: [Amel] Onan Genset cutting out on SM 302, Pen Azen

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks for your replies,guys.I don't think its the fuel. I will check the water flow sensor. The Onan guys I spoke to thought it might be a faulty sensor. So far its only faulty every few hours and restarts after pressing the restart button. I can live with that till I get home!

Cheers, Ian

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: edmundsteele@earthlink.net
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 08:39:59 -0500
Subject: Re: [Amel] Onan Genset cutting out on SM 302, Pen Azen

Ian,
When you try to restart the engine, can you hear the fuel pump "ticking"?
Some automobile "vacuum" gauges also measure fuel pump pressure on the
"other" side of the zero vacuum line. I don't know the spec for the Onan
fuel pump but I would expect to see 2 or 3 pounds of output fuel pressure.
The pump may be working but the output pressure marginal.
Good Luck,
Ed
SM 311



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Cockpit Extensions

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Hi Danny,

It is a long story-you should come by for all of the details or email me at bill"at"svbebe.com.

The short version is that we added stainless tubing between the mizzen shrouds and the mizzen mast to support the aft side of the bimini extension. We shortened and modified the Amel supplied bimini extension to terminate at the newly installed tubing. And we had zippered white vinyl & sunbrella-shade panels made for the sides and aft of the bimini extension.

We also had white vinyl & sunbrella-shade panels copies made of the Amel supplied bimini side curtains. We had all of this work done by Petra in Carriacou, Grenada (little German girl who is great with this stuff). There are some photos of our cockpit enclosure (as well as another boat's) under Photos this site titled SM Bimini. One of our photos is at this link:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1814013527/pic/1097915954/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

We will be in Opua until about 3 May...please stop by or call NZ 021-293-1340.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2 #387
Opua Marina A-End

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "simms@..." <simms@...> wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "svbebe" <yahoogroups@> wrote:
Hi Bill, sorry I dont have your answer. I am calling you as we are new owners of SM 299, she is in Ft Lauderdale Florida where we will join her soon. We are based in Mangonui NZ, just north of where you are in Opua. I have seen Be Be when we visited Wanderer and the cockpit cover extension you have is just what we want to do. Where did you get that work done or is it an Amel option?
Regards
Danny


Re: fuel leak

rossirossix4
 

IMTR distributes Nauta Flexible tanks which are used on a permanent basis. Depending on what kind of baffles you have inside your tank, this might be an option. They are neoprene/nitile with bronze fittings. http://www.imtra.com/downloadTypes/Nauta_Brochure.pdf

Bob
Brittany de la Mer

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "augusto.dominguez" <agdominguezo@...> wrote:

Mauro / Matt, (Thursday evening)

First of all thank you Mauro for your detailed reply. Even before reading your reply this evening, I've been pondering various solutions to my fuel tank cunundrum. From drawings I inherited from the previous owner, it was my belief (erroneous it now seems) that I would have ample access to the fuel tank on the starboard side (differing from the one to port), that I would acheive by cutting the floor in the fore sbrd. locker. My latest assessment after reading your email, leads me to believe that in effect I will have to cut out the flooring in both fore and aft lockers and the bulkhead between both.

I have been trying to calculate if I end up cutting out just the top of the stainless steel tank, what size tank I can encase inside the old shell (it should be a significant %). Of course the other extreme is to condemn this tank (100lts.), which by the way is the smaller one and use exclusively the port tank (following that sage philosophy "if it ain't broke don't fix it") until such time that a similar problem ensues in this tank also. Should one need extra fuel during the interim one can always carry a few additional jerry cans (which @ 20lts. each ;1=20%, 2=40%, etc. of the condemned tank).

In any event I will continue to study alternative options and assess cost (time & money) versus benefits to each of these with respect to my cunundrum. I would appreciate taking a look at the photographs Mauro, as this will give me a better feel as to what magnitud of difficulty of a task I could be undertaking

Cordiales saludos/ best regards to both,

Augusto

Kayola, Euros #247

Friday evening

Mauro, I wrote the above portion of this email last night. I've now seen the pictures you've sent and I believe I aught go back to my original assumption that I can access and remove the starboard fuel tank without out having to cut into either the aft srbd. locker or the separating bulkhead. From the drawings I have in my possession it appears that the port tank which is of 150lts. capacity would need carrying out the procedure as you mentioned (which seems quite apparent in the photos), however not on the smaller starboard side tank. Tomorrow I will go down to the yard and verify or stand corrected.

I saw your pictures of the delamination on the hull of your Euros.Let me preface my comments by stating that I have no more then casual knowledge on the subject that comes from what one reads and/or learns through conversations with others. Your appreciation is that the hull suffered no structural damage by collision. Was the delamination limited to just that one section? Is the flaking/creacked gelcoat on the hull the original? I am perplexed by the fact that delamination would take place after 30 years and not earlier if due solely to resin mix (why only at that one point?)Did you seek the opinion of a local marine surveyor or anyone who repairs fiber at the yard where you carried out the work? Any thoughts as to some exogenous agent that could have acted from the exterior? What type of water was the boat docked in? In any event i assume you've now overcome the problem and repaired the damage.

Cordiales saludos/ regards,
Augusto
Kayola, Euros #247


Re: Super Maramu under-seat fridge/freezers - stuck thermostats

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "svbebe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

We have two under-seat fridge/freezers. Each has a separate analog thermostat for fridge and freezer. Three of the four thermostats will not turn. They are somehow stuck. It is not a problem now as they are stuck where we would set them.

Has anyone experienced/solved this issue?

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2 #387
Opua New Zealand waiting on weather to head north and west
Hi Bill, sorry I dont have your answer. I am calling you as we are new owners of SM 299, she is in Ft Lauderdale Florida where we will join her soon. We are based in Mangonui NZ, just north of where you are in Opua. I have seen Be Be when we visited Wanderer and the cockpit cover extension you have is just what we want to do. Where did you get that work done or is it an Amel option?
Regards
Danny


fuel leak

augusto.dominguez <agdominguezo@...>
 

Mauro / Matt, (Thursday evening)

First of all thank you Mauro for your detailed reply. Even before reading your reply this evening, I've been pondering various solutions to my fuel tank cunundrum. From drawings I inherited from the previous owner, it was my belief (erroneous it now seems) that I would have ample access to the fuel tank on the starboard side (differing from the one to port), that I would acheive by cutting the floor in the fore sbrd. locker. My latest assessment after reading your email, leads me to believe that in effect I will have to cut out the flooring in both fore and aft lockers and the bulkhead between both.

I have been trying to calculate if I end up cutting out just the top of the stainless steel tank, what size tank I can encase inside the old shell (it should be a significant %). Of course the other extreme is to condemn this tank (100lts.), which by the way is the smaller one and use exclusively the port tank (following that sage philosophy "if it ain't broke don't fix it") until such time that a similar problem ensues in this tank also. Should one need extra fuel during the interim one can always carry a few additional jerry cans (which @ 20lts. each ;1=20%, 2=40%, etc. of the condemned tank).

In any event I will continue to study alternative options and assess cost (time & money) versus benefits to each of these with respect to my cunundrum. I would appreciate taking a look at the photographs Mauro, as this will give me a better feel as to what magnitud of difficulty of a task I could be undertaking

Cordiales saludos/ best regards to both,

Augusto

Kayola, Euros #247

Friday evening

Mauro, I wrote the above portion of this email last night. I've now seen the pictures you've sent and I believe I aught go back to my original assumption that I can access and remove the starboard fuel tank without out having to cut into either the aft srbd. locker or the separating bulkhead. From the drawings I have in my possession it appears that the port tank which is of 150lts. capacity would need carrying out the procedure as you mentioned (which seems quite apparent in the photos), however not on the smaller starboard side tank. Tomorrow I will go down to the yard and verify or stand corrected.

I saw your pictures of the delamination on the hull of your Euros.Let me preface my comments by stating that I have no more then casual knowledge on the subject that comes from what one reads and/or learns through conversations with others. Your appreciation is that the hull suffered no structural damage by collision. Was the delamination limited to just that one section? Is the flaking/creacked gelcoat on the hull the original? I am perplexed by the fact that delamination would take place after 30 years and not earlier if due solely to resin mix (why only at that one point?)Did you seek the opinion of a local marine surveyor or anyone who repairs fiber at the yard where you carried out the work? Any thoughts as to some exogenous agent that could have acted from the exterior? What type of water was the boat docked in? In any event i assume you've now overcome the problem and repaired the damage.

Cordiales saludos/ regards,
Augusto
Kayola, Euros #247


Re: [Amel] Re: ssb ground strap

Eric Freedman
 

On my boat the stap connects to two dynaplates on the hull.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: ssb ground strap








I think that you may be looking at the terminal end of an SSB Tuner ground
strap/plate. The terminal end is connected to the SSB Tuner which is mounted
to the starboard side inside the lazzerette in SM2 #387.

Hope this helps you.

Bill
S/V BeBe, SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, Don Henderson <maramu48@...> wrote:


Our Maramu has a 70mm x 1.5mm copper ssb grounding strap exiting the hull
at the stern in the aft locker facing the cabin. Does anyone know where the
strap goes, and to what is it connected?
thanks
Don and Pam
s/v MINERVA


Re: ssb ground strap

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

I think that you may be looking at the terminal end of an SSB Tuner ground strap/plate. The terminal end is connected to the SSB Tuner which is mounted to the starboard side inside the lazzerette in SM2 #387.

Hope this helps you.

Bill
S/V BeBe, SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Don Henderson <maramu48@...> wrote:


Our Maramu has a 70mm x 1.5mm copper ssb grounding strap exiting the hull at the stern in the aft locker facing the cabin. Does anyone know where the strap goes, and to what is it connected?
thanks
Don and Pam
s/v MINERVA


ssb ground strap

Don Henderson <maramu48@...>
 

Our Maramu has a 70mm x 1.5mm copper ssb grounding strap exiting the hull at the stern in the aft locker facing the cabin. Does anyone know where the strap goes, and to what is it connected?
thanks
Don and Pam
s/v MINERVA


Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54

Uhlir János <ujanos@...>
 

Hi



Can we have pictures of the new passarelle from Amel?



j



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Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 7:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54








Transponder maybe good idea but it will chew thru your battery life kinda
like holding down the ssb every 5 min be prepared.. But maybe good in
shipping lanes in the med

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Subject: Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54

AIS is a good option,
I f you put an AIS receiver do not hesitate to prefer an _transponder_.
jlm
CottonBay
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Hello together,

I am awaiting the delivery of my new amel 54 in spring 2010 and I have
to define the equipment.

Standardequipment is :

- B&G Hydra 3000 at navstation and repeaters in the cockpit
- 1 GPS Furuno GP 150
- 1 VHF Icom 505
- 1 autopilot Furuno 511
- 1 radar Furuno 1832 M
- AM/FM CD PLayer

I would like to update it with:

- Radar/Plotter Navnet 2 or Navnet 3D
- Satellite telephon Immarsat or Iridium which one is better?
- Furuno FAX - 30 FAX/Navtex
- Furuno AIS Reciever

What do you think about adding an additional MaxSea software with a
laptop ?

I am especially interested in good weather forcasts (gripfiles)

I intend to navigate in the mediterranean sea.

Thanks for proposals and experiences

Herbert

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Re: Portlight opening

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

The Portlight on BeBe SM2 #387 is a Goiot 34.14.

I created a photo album, for "Portholes and Hatches" and placed the specs of the Goiot #34.14 in the album. You should be able to use this link:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/847909875/pic/1410610079/view?picmode=large&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

Click on the LARGE option to view the spec sheet large enough to read...look for the specs of the 34.14.

Best,

Bill
S/V BeBe, SM2 #387

-- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, minaxi53 <no_reply@...> wrote:

Can anyone with an older SM please measure the portlight by the galley.
I am not currently on my boat, it's in the Caribbean, I am freezing in New York.I want to order 2 port rain covers and forgot to measure the width and height of the frame.
If anyone could let me know it would be much appreciated.
Bob
s/v Minaxi SM6


sources for prop bearing seals and shore power connectors

Mark Pitt
 

I have located sources in the US for prop bearing seals and for the pin-and-sleeve shore power connectors found on Super Maramus.

I have purchased IP67 (watertight) pin-and-sleeve 16 amp and 32 amp connectors from http://www.elecdirect.com/. I bought these to make new pigtails for Sabbatical III. I had been using IP44 (splashproof) connectors that I bought a few years ago. When I opened them recently there were obvious signs of corrosion. Connectors built to the IP67 standard should alleviate that problem. I have purchased three of these and they look very well made and reasonably priced.

I did find a source for prop bearing seals. JL Seals in the US claims to make an equivalent seal to the CORTECO I1 CFW BAU4 45-65-8, the seal that Amel sells. JL Seals has an ebay store that sells this seal as
"45X65X8 TC Metric Oil Seal Replaces BAU4 Seals 102945"
for $6.10. They also have ebay stores in Canada, Belgium, Spain, and probably other countries. They specialize in metric sized seals. They can also import and sell the CORTECO seals if the volume is sufficiently great. I have not tried the JL Seals replacement since I recently purchased some CORTECO seals from Amel.

I hope this info is useful to others.

Mark Pitt
ASM "Sabbatical III"


Maramu traveler revisited

Dave_Benjamin
 

Due to business demands we have not had much time to work on the Maramu lately. One thing I have discovered is that the traveler track is either not thru bolted or has encapsulated nuts. Access seems limited so I've decided to just replace the Goiot hardware with new hardware. I'll be contacting Navimo tomorrow to get some prices.


Re: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54

blumherbert48 <blumherbert48@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Sailing Vessel Bozo Cinq" <bozocinq@...> wrote:

On my 54 I have built in Iridium phone and love it-use it for email, weather
grib files, phone calls, etc and fraction of the cost of Immarsat with
greater area coverage. In fact in many cases the iridium cost was less than
the cell charges. Furuno AIS which is interfaced with the radar plotter and
do not know how I got along without it especially in heavy ship traffic
areas-it is truly a must have item. Be sure you get the AIS that send as
well as receives as this replaces the so called radar reflects-an absolute
must! Get the latest Furuno Radar/Plotter which is Navnet 3D. I presently
have NavNet 2x as this system is interfaced with my laptop running MaxSea
software. MaxSea is not a very user friendly software, but once you learn
how to use it-an amazing piece of software which works seamlessly with the
Furuno radar/plotter system. I get all of my weather grib information from
Ocens.net-they are the best in my opinion. I also have a portable printer
from Canon and it works wonderfully-an absolute must. Be sure you have a top
of the line external broadband/WiFi antenna installed-a terrific accessory
when in port or anchored in the harbor with local Wi/Fi. Sure beats going to
the local WiFi café. I do not have the Furuno FAX and have never had a need
for it. I did have a connection put on the SSB that can be plugged into my
laptop to download weather faxes. Once I learn how to use MaxSea and the
iridium phone with ocen.net coverage the fax capability was ancient history.
On the AM/FM CD Player-be sure you have the additional ability to plug-in or
interface an IPod or MP3 device with it.



Oh by the way-you did not ask this-but I have the updated passoralle (sp?)
gangway on the stern of the vessel. It was a very expensive addition, but
one of those features that is worth every penny especially in the Med.



Hope this helps!



Gary L. Wollenberg

Sailing Vessel "Bozo Cinq"

bozocinq@...





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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of blumherbert48
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2009 9:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] electronic equipment for my new amel 54








Hello together,

I am awaiting the delivery of my new amel 54 in spring 2010 and I have to
define the equipment.

Standardequipment is :

- B&G Hydra 3000 at navstation and repeaters in the cockpit
- 1 GPS Furuno GP 150
- 1 VHF Icom 505
- 1 autopilot Furuno 511
- 1 radar Furuno 1832 M
- AM/FM CD PLayer

I would like to update it with:

- Radar/Plotter Navnet 2 or Navnet 3D
- Satellite telephon Immarsat or Iridium which one is better?
- Furuno FAX - 30 FAX/Navtex
- Furuno AIS Reciever

What do you think about adding an additional MaxSea software with a laptop ?

I am especially interested in good weather forcasts (gripfiles)

I intend to navigate in the mediterranean sea.

Thanks for proposals and experiences

Herbert





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Hello Gary,

thank you very much, for your very detailled answer. this is very helpfull for me.
Did you order all this nice toys order right away from amel?
by the way, yes I ordered also this very expensiv gangway


Re: [Amel] Portlight opening

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

Thanks Pat,
This is good, the covers I am looking at are big enough to go over the frame.
I am planning to make the trip up mid MAy.
Hope to catch up with you guys in the North East.
Bob

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, sailw32@... wrote:

Bob,

I measured my port light in the galley from the outside and the
measurements are 13 3/4" long by 5 3/4" high. However, I want to remind you there is
the 1 inch stainless steel frame that surrounds the port light frame on 3
sides; above, below and aft of the port light frame. That is the stainless
steel frame that runs the length of the cabin from that port light all the
way forward.

Pat
Shenanigans SM123

In a message dated 4/19/2009 5:56:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
no_reply@yahoogroups.com writes:





Can anyone with an older SM please measure the port light by the galley.
I am not currently on my boat, it's in the Caribbean, I am freezing in New
York.I want to order 2 port rain covers and forgot to measure the width
and height of the frame.
If anyone could let me know it would be much appreciated.
Bob
s/v Minaxi SM6





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Re: [Amel] Portlight opening

Patrick McAneny
 

Bob,

I measured my port light in the galley from the outside and the
measurements are 13 3/4" long by 5 3/4" high. However, I want to remind you there is
the 1 inch stainless steel frame that surrounds the port light frame on 3
sides; above, below and aft of the port light frame. That is the stainless
steel frame that runs the length of the cabin from that port light all the
way forward.

Pat
Shenanigans SM123

In a message dated 4/19/2009 5:56:05 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
no_reply@yahoogroups.com writes:





Can anyone with an older SM please measure the port light by the galley.
I am not currently on my boat, it's in the Caribbean, I am freezing in New
York.I want to order 2 port rain covers and forgot to measure the width
and height of the frame.
If anyone could let me know it would be much appreciated.
Bob
s/v Minaxi SM6





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Re: [Amel] Onan Genset cutting out on SM 302, Pen Azen

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian,

One other thing to check, We have hull #387 and Onan Model 7MDKVA2317, SN# JO10296057. There is a water flow sensor after the salt water pump and before the heat exchanger. This can sometimes get a small amount of trash inside which will cause the same symptions you have. It is easy to check by removing it from the two hoses and visually checking. I carry a spare, but was able to clean the sensor when this happened. The part is: Switch Low Pressure (Raw Water) 309-0667.

Best,

Bill
s/v Bebe SM2 - #387
In Opua New Zealand waiting on weather to go North and West

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, minaxi53 <no_reply@...> wrote:

I aggree, it must be fuel pressure. I had the same problem and took the easy way out and just installed another pump on the fuel line after the racor. It cost all of $100 and no problems since.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Steele" <edmundsteele@> wrote:

Ian,
When you try to restart the engine, can you hear the fuel pump "ticking"?
Some automobile "vacuum" gauges also measure fuel pump pressure on the
"other" side of the zero vacuum line. I don't know the spec for the Onan
fuel pump but I would expect to see 2 or 3 pounds of output fuel pressure.
The pump may be working but the output pressure marginal.
Good Luck,
Ed
SM 311


Re: [Amel] Onan Genset cutting out on SM 302, Pen Azen

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

I aggree, it must be fuel pressure. I had the same problem and took the easy way out and just installed another pump on the fuel line after the racor. It cost all of $100 and no problems since.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Ed Steele" <edmundsteele@...> wrote:

Ian,
When you try to restart the engine, can you hear the fuel pump "ticking"?
Some automobile "vacuum" gauges also measure fuel pump pressure on the
"other" side of the zero vacuum line. I don't know the spec for the Onan
fuel pump but I would expect to see 2 or 3 pounds of output fuel pressure.
The pump may be working but the output pressure marginal.
Good Luck,
Ed
SM 311


Re: [Amel] Onan Genset cutting out on SM 302, Pen Azen

edmund_steele
 

Ian,
When you try to restart the engine, can you hear the fuel pump "ticking"? Some automobile "vacuum" gauges also measure fuel pump pressure on the "other" side of the zero vacuum line. I don't know the spec for the Onan fuel pump but I would expect to see 2 or 3 pounds of output fuel pressure. The pump may be working but the output pressure marginal.
Good Luck,
Ed
SM 311


Onan Genset cutting out on SM 302, Pen Azen

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi y'all, Our genset has run sweetly for 3,000 plus hours in 9 years but has now started to cut out , for no reason I can establish. Fuel is fine,engine temp ( 78C) is fine( it is designed to cut out at 106C), impeller new, heat exchanger clean, exhaust temp fine ( 49C).

In each case it is the engine restart button that needs resetting and the genset then goes quite happily for about 10-15 hours before cutting out again. It has now done this three times.

The manual suggests only two other causes--- too high a speed and too great a voltage. I can't measure these where I am ( en route to the Bahamas from the Dominican Republic).

If anyone has any suggestions as to what to look at next, that would be much appreciated.

Fair winds, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302

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