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Re: Amel's suggestion to run the Volvo D3-110 (A54) daily while on passage

Jamie Wendell
 

Hello Alex, I believe you are referring to my D3-110 failure. When I experienced my water ingest issue, it was after a fairly calm trip up from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay. I ran the engine quite a bit, as I recall the wind was not great, but that was now more than 4 years ago, so I cannot remember all the details of what happened.

I understand exactly what you are suggesting though, in that water could potentially enter into the anti-siphon loop if un-expelled water collected in the cockpit. But I can say for sure in my case, there was no water in the cockpit from waves. And in my situation, I am really certain that water did not get forced into the exhaust loop on a starboard tack. I have seen the flapper that Amel installed first hand, and it looked OK to me (it is really kind of a tube), so again I think my issue was that the engine was not expelling the water through the muffler. I surmise that it was "back-washing" if you will into the exhaust manifold and hence entering the cylinders in spurts - not enough to flood and lock the engine, but enough to seize the valves and kill it once it sat for a week.

Hope that helps.
Jamie
Amel 54 Phantom #44

Re: Saint Maarten

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I was there in December and Carrefour has been beautiful rebuilt, even nicer than before.  


Interesting Port de Plaisance is now only slightly more than IWW...  definitely a nicer place.  What are the monthly rates?




On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:31:14 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


Unfortunately, the Carrefour is gone.  When we staying there in May the price was only slightly more expensive than IWW.

On 1/28/2020 4:05 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io wrote:

That would have been my preferred choice (being walking distance from Carrefour), but back then it was considerably more expensive than IWW (Island Water World).  

Nice they finish repairing the pool! 



On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:02:09 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


An alternative marina that is within very easy dinghy distance to Island Water World is Yacht Club Port de Plaisance on Cole Bay, Sint Maarten.  Very quiet, not expensive, and includes unlimited free access to a lap pool and a very nice gym.  We spent one month there in May/June 2019 and really enjoyed it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Rhode Island

On 1/28/2020 3:36 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Courtney,

The island water world I am referring to is in the Dutch side of Simpson bay lagoon.

You have to enter through the bridge.

It is to your Port as you round snoopy island. The contact there is Rhona.

Please mention my name.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

 

Hi Alexandre

I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?

Thanks

Courtney

Trippin

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  

You can see how destroyed what this marina.  

Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

 

Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

 

 

Re: Super Maramu Passerelle Plans

Nicolas Klene
 

Hi Woody
I have ask Maude in La Rochelle for some plans but no news yet . I’ll follow it up with a phone call and let you know , otherwise I’ll send you measurements and photos if you need !
cheers for now 
Nick

 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille

Re: Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

Alan Leslie
 

Yes, you should have 3 wires to the motor +24, -24 and bonding (green/yellow)
We have a leak detection switch in the companion way.....not sure if you have that...it can tell you if you have a leak from -ve or +ve to the bonding.
When we have had a leak -ve to bonding, it has always been the head motor that has caused it....proven by disconnecting the bonding wire at the motor, the indicated leak goes away.
Zincs eroding is normal - they should be, as the least noble metal connected to the bonding circuit - if they're not, then you have an issue, as perhaps there is a break in the bonding cct and the zincs are no longer connected....rudder quadrant connection should be checked frequently to ensure that connection si good, if not, it compromises all the bonding on the boat.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

Patrick McAneny
 

Dave, My boat did not come with electric heads ,so there was no bonding wires going to the head. I realize zincs do erode over time ,but mine are eroding at an accelerated  rate I believe ,which could indicate a stray leak ,finding it is the problem.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: David Kurtz via Groups.Io <Davidwkurtz@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 11:35 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

Patrick, zincs that are eroding is a good thing.  That means they are providing protection as they are supposed to erode.  It's when corrosion/erosion shows up elsewhere (for example, a pump impeller) that you have a problem.  That means that the pump is not protected by the sacrificial anode.  As for the macerator pump on your heads, I thought those motors were already bonded.  Seems to me I saw a bonding wire on mine, although I'm not on my boat right now.
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross
Detroit, Michigan

Re: Saint Maarten

Mark Pitt
 

Unfortunately, the Carrefour is gone.  When we staying there in May the price was only slightly more expensive than IWW.

On 1/28/2020 4:05 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io wrote:

That would have been my preferred choice (being walking distance from Carrefour), but back then it was considerably more expensive than IWW (Island Water World).  

Nice they finish repairing the pool! 



On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:02:09 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


An alternative marina that is within very easy dinghy distance to Island Water World is Yacht Club Port de Plaisance on Cole Bay, Sint Maarten.  Very quiet, not expensive, and includes unlimited free access to a lap pool and a very nice gym.  We spent one month there in May/June 2019 and really enjoyed it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Rhode Island

On 1/28/2020 3:36 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Courtney,

The island water world I am referring to is in the Dutch side of Simpson bay lagoon.

You have to enter through the bridge.

It is to your Port as you round snoopy island. The contact there is Rhona.

Please mention my name.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

 

Hi Alexandre

I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?

Thanks

Courtney

Trippin

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  

You can see how destroyed what this marina.  

Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

 

Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

 

 

Re: Amel's suggestion to run the Volvo D3-110 (A54) daily while on passage

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bill, all this conversation is moving me to do a first time look at the exhaust flap. I guess the larger stainless tube is separated from  the hull and the exhaust hose to access it, or perhaps the hose can be left in place and the unit flexed back???

I would add a comment regarding the variety of systems being suggested as "improvements" to the exhaust system.

Henri in his inimitable fashion has thought it all through, considered the potential failure of all the alternatives, and decided the most bullet proof system was the start the motor for a few minutes every day rule.

This has the significant added benefit for boats on extended passages of ensuring the engine is in perfect starting order at all times. A spine tingler is to find the motor wont start in an emergency situation. With over 50,000 ocean miles under my belt on Ocean Pearl  I consider it an absolute that the engine and gen set is started daily to ensure all systems are go at all times. It is one of those rules that will keep you alive when you really need it.

So my thoughts: keep or return your system to the Amel standard and follow the advice from Amel

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 29 January 2020 at 09:55 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Mike,

You wrote:  Hi Bill - do you mean that last section of exhaust looks modified/non-Amel or just generally speaking?
The answers to your questions are yes & yes.

See the attached as it may help you. Your SM, when new, probably had the plastic Vetus water muffler, not a stainless steel muffler. I assume there are previous owner modifications.


 


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

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 2:45 PM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse= gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mike

I'll send you something directly that will probably help.

Best,

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

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 2:16 PM Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) < svtrilogy53@...> wrote:
Hi Alex,

My understanding of the anti-siphon on the raw water line (between the exit from heat exchanger and input to exhaust elbow), is to prevent continuous water flow (after engine shutdown) through the intake line should something in the line break/leak/disconnect/etc. The design of most raw water pumps prevents this continuous flow as long as the vanes of the impeller are intact. The flow of water out of the anti-siphon while the engine is running provides a good visual check that 1. your anti-siphon is working and not clogged and 2. that your engine is getting a good supply of raw water for cooling. I'm not sure I follow Oliver's comment about water standing above the engine for long periods because I'm pretty sure the water would find it's way down to the muffler with or without a siphon break at the top. Again, this assumes your raw water pump/impeller is fully functional, and those certainly fail from time to time. So a working anti-siphon is a good way to ensure your engine doesn't flood and/or your boat doesn't sink.

I may be wrong on some of this so if anyone has any other input please share.

Also... I'm still searching for any information on the rubber anti-return flap at the end of the exhaust line near the through hull. Has anyone bought, replaced, or fabricated something like this for their Amel?

Regards,
Mike
SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ

 

 

Re: Saint Maarten

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks so much Alexandre 
Here’s my email Itsfun1@... and phone 7656038743 
I arrive 27 March and Depart April 18 however am off Island From the 28-17 please if you are around I would like to buy 


On a beer and meet
Cheers 🍻 
Courtney 
Jan 28, 2020, at 3:59 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...> wrote:



Hello Courtney, 


Depending where you are docked at Island Water World.  


If it is on the “Outside” (by that I mean the slip facing the Lagoon or South-West) then no worries. 

If you are on the “inside” (where I was) so facing the building or fuel dock (oriented North-East), then when you enter the marina, do not motor closed to the dock as it is shallow, despite having dredge it for you when I went (2017), it is better you stay in the middle (or further from the dock).  


In 2017 (pre Hurricane Irma) they loan bicycles, could refill your propane tanks (note it is a mix of butane and propane), had weekly shuttle to Carrefour super market (wonderful)…  


I should be there toward mid or end of Feb through March, possibly longer… 

Hope we meet. I will likely rent cars, so will be glad to give you a tour of the island if you haven't done it yet.  


Sincerely, Alexandre



On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 02:10:37 PM UTC, Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <itsfun1@...> wrote:


Alexandre Rhona sends her best!


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

The one in Cole Bay (or Simpson Bay Lagoon)


Here is Rhona email:
rhona@...

If you mention me, that I brought her "chocolate croissant" (then that I lost my boat), she will remember !  Just say you are a friend!

Sincerely, Alexandre





On Monday, January 27, 2020, 07:18:09 PM UTC, Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <itsfun1@...> wrote:


Hi Alexandre
I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?
Thanks
Courtney
Trippin


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  
You can see how destroyed what this marina.  
Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  




On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:


Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt


Re: Saint Maarten

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

That would have been my preferred choice (being walking distance from Carrefour), but back then it was considerably more expensive than IWW (Island Water World).  

Nice they finish repairing the pool! 



On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:02:09 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


An alternative marina that is within very easy dinghy distance to Island Water World is Yacht Club Port de Plaisance on Cole Bay, Sint Maarten.  Very quiet, not expensive, and includes unlimited free access to a lap pool and a very nice gym.  We spent one month there in May/June 2019 and really enjoyed it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Rhode Island

On 1/28/2020 3:36 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Courtney,

The island water world I am referring to is in the Dutch side of Simpson bay lagoon.

You have to enter through the bridge.

It is to your Port as you round snoopy island. The contact there is Rhona.

Please mention my name.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

 

Hi Alexandre

I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?

Thanks

Courtney

Trippin

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  

You can see how destroyed what this marina.  

Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

 

Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

 

 

Re: Saint Maarten

Mark Pitt
 

An alternative marina that is within very easy dinghy distance to Island Water World is Yacht Club Port de Plaisance on Cole Bay, Sint Maarten.  Very quiet, not expensive, and includes unlimited free access to a lap pool and a very nice gym.  We spent one month there in May/June 2019 and really enjoyed it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Rhode Island

On 1/28/2020 3:36 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Courtney,

The island water world I am referring to is in the Dutch side of Simpson bay lagoon.

You have to enter through the bridge.

It is to your Port as you round snoopy island. The contact there is Rhona.

Please mention my name.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

 

Hi Alexandre

I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?

Thanks

Courtney

Trippin

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  

You can see how destroyed what this marina.  

Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

 

Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

 

 

Re: Saint Maarten

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Courtney, 


Depending where you are docked at Island Water World.  


If it is on the “Outside” (by that I mean the slip facing the Lagoon or South-West) then no worries. 

If you are on the “inside” (where I was) so facing the building or fuel dock (oriented North-East), then when you enter the marina, do not motor closed to the dock as it is shallow, despite having dredge it for you when I went (2017), it is better you stay in the middle (or further from the dock).  


In 2017 (pre Hurricane Irma) they loan bicycles, could refill your propane tanks (note it is a mix of butane and propane), had weekly shuttle to Carrefour super market (wonderful)…  


I should be there toward mid or end of Feb through March, possibly longer… 

Hope we meet. I will likely rent cars, so will be glad to give you a tour of the island if you haven't done it yet.  


Sincerely, Alexandre



On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 02:10:37 PM UTC, Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <itsfun1@...> wrote:


Alexandre Rhona sends her best!


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jan 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

The one in Cole Bay (or Simpson Bay Lagoon)


Here is Rhona email:
rhona@...

If you mention me, that I brought her "chocolate croissant" (then that I lost my boat), she will remember !  Just say you are a friend!

Sincerely, Alexandre





On Monday, January 27, 2020, 07:18:09 PM UTC, Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <itsfun1@...> wrote:


Hi Alexandre
I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?
Thanks
Courtney
Trippin


-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  
You can see how destroyed what this marina.  
Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  




On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:


Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt


Re: Amel's suggestion to run the Volvo D3-110 (A54) daily while on passage

 

Mike,

You wrote: Hi Bill - do you mean that last section of exhaust looks modified/non-Amel or just generally speaking?
The answers to your questions are yes & yes.

See the attached as it may help you. Your SM, when new, probably had the plastic Vetus water muffler, not a stainless steel muffler. I assume there are previous owner modifications.




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

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 2:45 PM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mike

I'll send you something directly that will probably help.

Best,

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

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 2:16 PM Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:
Hi Alex,

My understanding of the anti-siphon on the raw water line (between the exit from heat exchanger and input to exhaust elbow), is to prevent continuous water flow (after engine shutdown) through the intake line should something in the line break/leak/disconnect/etc. The design of most raw water pumps prevents this continuous flow as long as the vanes of the impeller are intact. The flow of water out of the anti-siphon while the engine is running provides a good visual check that 1. your anti-siphon is working and not clogged and 2. that your engine is getting a good supply of raw water for cooling. I'm not sure I follow Oliver's comment about water standing above the engine for long periods because I'm pretty sure the water would find it's way down to the muffler with or without a siphon break at the top. Again, this assumes your raw water pump/impeller is fully functional, and those certainly fail from time to time. So a working anti-siphon is a good way to ensure your engine doesn't flood and/or your boat doesn't sink.

I may be wrong on some of this so if anyone has any other input please share.

Also... I'm still searching for any information on the rubber anti-return flap at the end of the exhaust line near the through hull. Has anyone bought, replaced, or fabricated something like this for their Amel?

Regards,
Mike
SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ

Re: Amel's suggestion to run the Volvo D3-110 (A54) daily while on passage

 

Mike

I'll send you something directly that will probably help.

Best,

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


On Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 2:16 PM Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:
Hi Alex,

My understanding of the anti-siphon on the raw water line (between the exit from heat exchanger and input to exhaust elbow), is to prevent continuous water flow (after engine shutdown) through the intake line should something in the line break/leak/disconnect/etc. The design of most raw water pumps prevents this continuous flow as long as the vanes of the impeller are intact. The flow of water out of the anti-siphon while the engine is running provides a good visual check that 1. your anti-siphon is working and not clogged and 2. that your engine is getting a good supply of raw water for cooling. I'm not sure I follow Oliver's comment about water standing above the engine for long periods because I'm pretty sure the water would find it's way down to the muffler with or without a siphon break at the top. Again, this assumes your raw water pump/impeller is fully functional, and those certainly fail from time to time. So a working anti-siphon is a good way to ensure your engine doesn't flood and/or your boat doesn't sink.

I may be wrong on some of this so if anyone has any other input please share.

Also... I'm still searching for any information on the rubber anti-return flap at the end of the exhaust line near the through hull. Has anyone bought, replaced, or fabricated something like this for their Amel?

Regards,
Mike
SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ

Re: Saint Maarten

eric freedman
 

Hi Courtney,

The island water world I am referring to is in the Dutch side of Simpson bay lagoon.

You have to enter through the bridge.

It is to your Port as you round snoopy island. The contact there is Rhona.

Please mention my name.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

 

Hi Alexandre

I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?

Thanks

Courtney

Trippin

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  

You can see how destroyed what this marina.  

Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

 

Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

 

 

Re: Amel's suggestion to run the Volvo D3-110 (A54) daily while on passage

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Hi Alex,

My understanding of the anti-siphon on the raw water line (between the exit from heat exchanger and input to exhaust elbow), is to prevent continuous water flow (after engine shutdown) through the intake line should something in the line break/leak/disconnect/etc. The design of most raw water pumps prevents this continuous flow as long as the vanes of the impeller are intact. The flow of water out of the anti-siphon while the engine is running provides a good visual check that 1. your anti-siphon is working and not clogged and 2. that your engine is getting a good supply of raw water for cooling. I'm not sure I follow Oliver's comment about water standing above the engine for long periods because I'm pretty sure the water would find it's way down to the muffler with or without a siphon break at the top. Again, this assumes your raw water pump/impeller is fully functional, and those certainly fail from time to time. So a working anti-siphon is a good way to ensure your engine doesn't flood and/or your boat doesn't sink.

I may be wrong on some of this so if anyone has any other input please share.

Also... I'm still searching for any information on the rubber anti-return flap at the end of the exhaust line near the through hull. Has anyone bought, replaced, or fabricated something like this for their Amel?

Regards,
Mike
SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ

Re: Amel's suggestion to run the Volvo D3-110 (A54) daily while on passage

Alexander Ramseyer
 

I'm not sure I fully understand this quote from Oliviers post:
" Last point, the anti-siphon system cannot prevent water from getting into the exhaust line. It is designed in order no water can be sucked from the intake line, and once the engine is off, in order the line drains into the muffler, and water does not keep above the engine for a long time. This is also a check point (does the water drip out of the cockpit while the engine is running?)". Can someone help to interpret please?

Jamie, in case you read this, can you tell me whether or not water from high waves made it into your cockpit? (..and filled your drain and eventually the small hose that goes from inside the big drain tube to the round metal hose in the engine room (metal part of the system that is attached to the Diesel tank). I had water in my cockpit and I consider the possibility that the water made from the big cockpit drain through that small hose and from there into the motor (possible if water is high enough in the cockpit in combination with the boat moving in the waves.

Alex Ramseyer
AMEL54#15, SY NO STRESS
Thanks, Alex


Re: Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

David Kurtz
 

Patrick, zincs that are eroding is a good thing.  That means they are providing protection as they are supposed to erode.  It's when corrosion/erosion shows up elsewhere (for example, a pump impeller) that you have a problem.  That means that the pump is not protected by the sacrificial anode.  As for the macerator pump on your heads, I thought those motors were already bonded.  Seems to me I saw a bonding wire on mine, although I'm not on my boat right now.
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Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan

Re: Super Maramu Main Mast Furling foil Sheered

Patrick McAneny
 

I had not seen the photos ,I now see that the sail groove would keep a sleeve from rotating within the foil,I still think I will mill it from solid stock and mill it to fit around the luff groove.
Thanks,
Pat
SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: James Alton via Groups.Io <lokiyawl2@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 8:02 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Super Maramu Main Mast Furling foil Sheered

One thing that could affect the wear rate of the extrusion attachment hole is the bolt itself.  Check to be sure that there are no threads in contact with the surfaces that bear the torque stresses.  The smooth part of the bolt should in other words be  long enough to allow tightening when bottomed.  It may be necessary to have a custom bolt made to attain the correct length.  One can think of the threads of the bolt as a sort of a file that will chew out a bit of aluminum each time the joint is loaded.  

The internal bushing sounds like an interesting idea.  

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220

On Jan 28, 2020, at 12:10 AM, Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:

If there is noticeable play back and forth between the main foil and the bolt, is there anything one can do to slow down or minimize the metal-on-metal wear and tear? Perhaps a bushing or sleeve on the bolt would eliminate the gap, but there probably isn't enough space above and below the bolt as all the wear is horizontal.

Waiting until the foil shears itself would probably create some unneeded excitement at sea. Cutting/shortening the foil before it fails seems wasteful. Has anyone tried what Nick has suggested? An internal bushing slid up inside the foil to spread the loads and reduce fatigue seems like a good idea. Or perhaps with proper care the "three lives" provided by design is enough to cover one's lifetime if not the boat's lifetime. If that's the case, would it be advisable to cut my foil preemptively?

Graham, will you attempt any extra reinforcement when you do your repair?

Mike
SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ

Re: Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

Patrick McAneny
 

I have wondered ,should the  electric motor on toilets be bonded? They have contact with the sea ,don't know if any metal parts are in contact though,like the impeller shaft. My zincs are eroding ,so suspect I have a leak somewhere. Can electric flow from a toilet back to the sea through the hose to the seacock?
Thanks, 
Pat 
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 1:26 am
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Yikes, ok. Thanks Alan. I'll need to remedy this.

Do the metal parts in the exhaust systems qualify for bonding as well then? The muffler on my main engine is metal and the fittings on the generator's nonmetal muffler are also metal. The engine's muffler is bolted to the angle-iron frame, so maybe it's already bonded? I will check. Or perhaps none of this counts as these metal parts and the seawater in contact are isolated, not connected to the rest of the ocean or other parts of the boat? I don't think it would hurt to bond them... would it?

Appreciate the help.

Thanks,
Mike
SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ

Re: Saint Maarten

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks Courtney!!!

If you go, buy her a little "pain au chocolat" (chocolat bread), she will be very appreciative !

Alexandre




On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 02:10:37 PM UTC, Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <itsfun1@...> wrote:


Alexandre Rhona sends her best!


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Mon, Jan 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

The one in Cole Bay (or Simpson Bay Lagoon)


Here is Rhona email:
rhona@...

If you mention me, that I brought her "chocolate croissant" (then that I lost my boat), she will remember !  Just say you are a friend!

Sincerely, Alexandre





On Monday, January 27, 2020, 07:18:09 PM UTC, Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <itsfun1@...> wrote:


Hi Alexandre
I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?
Thanks
Courtney
Trippin


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
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Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  
You can see how destroyed what this marina.  
Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  




On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:


Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt