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Re: Headliner fix

Robert Linley <minaxibob@...>
 

On my older SM6 I had the drooping headliner problem. My 1st fix was the wood strips idea screwed in to hold up the sagging areas. It looked good and lasted about 10 years before I had to start chasing kittens trying to “fix” new areas. Many of the wall sections are also peeling, such as captains berth and the heads. I am now considering the real fix of a total strip and new material (with proper protection per Joel). My concern is how to handle the areas of vinyl that were glued in place at the edges behind wood trim such as the wood wall panels in the window areas etc. does anyone know if these can be removed, I see no screws or attachment methods and do not want to mess up the fine woodwork.
Bob
SM6 Minaxi

Re: A55: fresh water pump system : Beam IV

Paul Stascavage
 

Stuart

Congratulations

Looks like you are well on your way to fixing this problem.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Cruising Bahamas

Re: How to clean the hull from diesel soot

Peter Forbes
 

Dear Carina,

I’m glad you are still going well - just for interest we did not have the black exhaust spot problem so I wonder if it is your engine or fuel combination? We used additives many different types which we bought as we sailed around.

Peter

Peter Forbes
Carango 54  #035 
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 4 Mar 2020, at 03:15, CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:

Hi,
we love our Amel 54 but we constantly struggle to keep the exhaust side of the hull clean. A battle we often loose and after just another couple of days that black spot on the side start growing back - So frustrating.

It’s also very difficult to get rid of the soot as it seems to grow into the gelcoat. When in NZ we polished the boat with SealX and the result was stunning - for a couple of weeks.
Over time we’ve tried many many products but we still struggling and it’s so hard to clean the soot away and to keep the hull side clean. 

what products do you use to get rid of the soot?
We appreciate all tips and tricks:)
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165

Re: tb/custom broker BRISBANE/COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA/AYOGF

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Teun,

I can't help you with Customs Broker in Brisbane, but I would think that pretty much any customs broker would be able to do it for you.

Just FYI, in New Caledonia, when you arrive and  clear customs (they never come to the boat) in Port Moselle, you complete the customs declaration and the Capitainnerie fax off the form to Customs and if you don't hear anything within a few hours then you are cleared in. If you want to get your imported items for the boat in duty and tax free, you need to ask the Capitainnerie to ask customs to send back an IFT number...they never send it without being asked...and often you need to ask a few times.....basically its the customs form you filled in with their reference number on it. Presenting that form to Fedex, DHL or whoever will ensure you don't pay tax or duty on items imported for the yacht in transit.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: A55: fresh water pump system : Beam IV

Stuart Hemingway
 

Thank you Michael,

Where would you back connect the hose to please?

Stuart

 On 3 Mar 2020, at 19:50, michael winand via Groups.Io <mfw642000@...> wrote:

Great to hear that you have most likely found the problem. If you still have a flow problem it is likely to be a partial blockage where the water is distributed. If so. I would back connect a hose to flush the circuit. 
Michael  nebo sm251


On Sat, 29 Feb 2020 at 5:00 am, Stuart Hemingway
<stuart@...> wrote:
Thank you Michael,

That should be the next procedure to investigate . 

Confusingly the deck hose and the transum shower have good pressure.

  

Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA


Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,


 Grove Park Studios,

188-192 Sutton court Road,

Chiswick,

London,

W4 3HR

 

Telephone

From the UK  :    001 561 371 2321

From the US  :    561 371 2321


E . Studio@...

W. www.groveparkstudios.co.uk.


On 27 Feb 2020, at 17:45, michael winand via Groups.Io <mfw642000@...> wrote:

Just a thought. 
If you have a leak on the suction side it will allow air to enter the water pipes and this won't compress enough to reach the shut off pressure. 
Michael. Nebo sm251


On Thu, 27 Feb 2020 at 10:39 pm, CW Bill Rouse
<brouse@...> wrote:
Stuart,

I gave you all of my ideas. Like I said before I don't think the accumulator tank pressure has anything to do with a continuous running pump. 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Tue, Feb 25, 2020, 5:08 PM Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...> wrote:
Hello Joerg & Bill,

Who ever thought you’d need a bicycle pump on a boat , but you do!

We bought this fancy cycle pump in Bonaire ( the old fashion type would be better ) pumped up the accumulator and we have water!!

THANK YOU 

The pump is still running continuously though any ideas on that one?

Very best regards & thanks ..

Stuart

Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA


Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,


 Grove Park Studios,

188-192 Sutton court Road,

Chiswick,

London,

W4 3HR

 

Telephone

From the UK  :    001 561 371 2321

From the US  :    561 371 2321


E . Studio@...

W. www.groveparkstudios.co.uk.


On 25 Feb 2020, at 01:53, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

In my experience, there has to be nothing wrong to create this condition.   I’ve had this happen on my boat when I get back after many months away.  Or if the tank was run very low.   Pump up the tank and see whether it works.  Cheers. Joerg 

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
Vigo, Spain

Re: How to clean the hull from diesel soot

Matt Salatino
 

People swear by this diesel fuel additive. Doesn’t deposit black soot on the hull.

On Mar 3, 2020, at 10:15 PM, CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:

Hi,
we love our Amel 54 but we constantly struggle to keep the exhaust side of the hull clean. A battle we often loose and after just another couple of days that black spot on the side start growing back - So frustrating.

It’s also very difficult to get rid of the soot as it seems to grow into the gelcoat. When in NZ we polished the boat with SealX and the result was stunning - for a couple of weeks.
Over time we’ve tried many many products but we still struggling and it’s so hard to clean the soot away and to keep the hull side clean. 

what products do you use to get rid of the soot?
We appreciate all tips and tricks:)
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165

How to clean the hull from diesel soot

CARINA HAMMARLUND
 

Hi,
we love our Amel 54 but we constantly struggle to keep the exhaust side of the hull clean. A battle we often loose and after just another couple of days that black spot on the side start growing back - So frustrating.

It’s also very difficult to get rid of the soot as it seems to grow into the gelcoat. When in NZ we polished the boat with SealX and the result was stunning - for a couple of weeks.
Over time we’ve tried many many products but we still struggling and it’s so hard to clean the soot away and to keep the hull side clean. 

what products do you use to get rid of the soot?
We appreciate all tips and tricks:)
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165

Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Karen Smith
 

Steve,

I am not (yet) sure about delivery time and cost to HI, but I know Seattle would work. At this point it looks like one or possibly two, boxes UPS ground for something less than $100.

Bill & Karen
SM Harmonie, #160
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Karen,

Thanks for doing all the research on this. I’d be very interested in this purchase, but we are way out in Hawaii until the beginning of June when we head for Alaska. With that said, if the manufacturer was able to arrange shipping to Hawaii at a cost that wouldn’t break the bank, I would still be interested. Alternatively, if Hawaii would not work, I could pick it up from my sister in law in Seattle when we arrive there in September. Let me know if you think any of that could possible work. 


Thanks,
Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

Re: Headliner fix

Eric Meury
 

We need to replace our headlines well.   I think. Going to do white PVC bead board
It will be easy to keep clean.  Probably going to use Velcro and use small pieces and some trim pieces that match the existing wood to cover up the seams.  This way I can take it down and inspect for mold

On Mon, Mar 2, 2020, 5:57 PM Paul Stascavage via Groups.Io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just an FYI. 

I’m not sure what headliner was used in the 54 or earlier models of SM’s, Maramu’s, etc., but the headliner in our boat (SM #466) was still available about a year ago. It has a felt like backing. We are looking to replace the fine plush like material that lines the forward and captains berth walls and thought the headliner would be a good replacement material as well as match the rest of the boat.  Most SM’s we have seen have the pleated cushion material in these areas and it is attached with Velcro. Ours has this thin layer of material that appears to be glued in place. We haven’t completed the project yet as I am still trying to figure out if I will be able to remove these panels first. Hopefully this summer I will find some spare time to investigate further. It does appear that there are some screws behind the fabric but I am not sure if all the mounting screws are accessible. If anyone knows please let me know. 

Slightly off topic, but if anyone is interested, at the same time we purchased some of the original blue shower curtain material and had new curtains made. Again that was available as of about a year ago. 

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Cruising Bahamas

Re: A55: fresh water pump system : Beam IV

michael winand
 

Great to hear that you have most likely found the problem. If you still have a flow problem it is likely to be a partial blockage where the water is distributed. If so. I would back connect a hose to flush the circuit. 

On Sat, 29 Feb 2020 at 5:00 am, Stuart Hemingway
<stuart@...> wrote:
Thank you Michael,

That should be the next procedure to investigate . 

Confusingly the deck hose and the transum shower have good pressure.

  

Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA


Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,


 Grove Park Studios,

188-192 Sutton court Road,

Chiswick,

London,

W4 3HR

 

Telephone

From the UK  :    001 561 371 2321

From the US  :    561 371 2321


E . Studio@...

W. www.groveparkstudios.co.uk.


On 27 Feb 2020, at 17:45, michael winand via Groups.Io <mfw642000@...> wrote:

Just a thought. 
If you have a leak on the suction side it will allow air to enter the water pipes and this won't compress enough to reach the shut off pressure. 
Michael. Nebo sm251


On Thu, 27 Feb 2020 at 10:39 pm, CW Bill Rouse
<brouse@...> wrote:
Stuart,

I gave you all of my ideas. Like I said before I don't think the accumulator tank pressure has anything to do with a continuous running pump. 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Tue, Feb 25, 2020, 5:08 PM Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...> wrote:
Hello Joerg & Bill,

Who ever thought you’d need a bicycle pump on a boat , but you do!

We bought this fancy cycle pump in Bonaire ( the old fashion type would be better ) pumped up the accumulator and we have water!!

THANK YOU 

The pump is still running continuously though any ideas on that one?

Very best regards & thanks ..

Stuart

Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA


Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,


 Grove Park Studios,

188-192 Sutton court Road,

Chiswick,

London,

W4 3HR

 

Telephone

From the UK  :    001 561 371 2321

From the US  :    561 371 2321


E . Studio@...

W. www.groveparkstudios.co.uk.


On 25 Feb 2020, at 01:53, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

In my experience, there has to be nothing wrong to create this condition.   I’ve had this happen on my boat when I get back after many months away.  Or if the tank was run very low.   Pump up the tank and see whether it works.  Cheers. Joerg 

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
Vigo, Spain

Strainer air lock

Patrick McAneny
 

Sailing back from Bermuda last spring , my engine would shut down and I discovered that there was no water in my strainer ,thus the engine had no water and shut down. We were sailing in only moderate to strong conditions ,but never heeled beyond 20 degrees. When I opened the strainer lid water would flow to the top, and I could motor once again. This same thing happened repeatedly ,and had never happened prior to this trip. I made a change to the cooling system in Bermuda, and I want to know if this may have caused this air lock .
Upon starting any boat engine, I have always checked the exhaust for water flow. However on my Amel the exhaust is at water level making it impossible to see if cooling water is flowing. When a couple of owners a while back posted that they had a small hose streaming cooling water into the cockpit confirming flow, I wished I had that set up,Amel must of added this feature to newer models.
So in Bermuda I took off the anti siphon valve off the loop at the top of the hose from the heat exchanger to the exhaust elbow. In place of the valve I ran a small hose to my cockpit scupper to show me water flow. It worked only marginally well ,I surmise most of the water flow never rises to the top of the loop. I figured it still served as a siphon break as it is open to the atmosphere . My question is ,could this have allowed all the water to flow back out of the engine and strainer while heeled over and create an air lock ? Secondly has anyone have a photo of how this system is installed ,I would like to replicate it.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

tb/custom broker BRISBANE/COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA/AYOGF

Teun BAAS
 

Can somebody help/refer me to a customs broker near BRISBANE/COOMERA familiar with the YACHTS IN TRANSIT procedure. I am getting parts from AMEL and need to clear into AUSTRALIA.

 

In December/January a shipment from NEW CALEDONIA FedEx charged me GST, Duty etc. etc. which I agreed to pay to avoid FedEx returning the parts to NEW CALEDONIA.

When I contacted ABF (AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE) last month for my 3 monthly reporting and questioned what happened they confirmed the YACHTS IN TRANSIT system works in AUSTRALIA but I need to use a customs broker for their “bond”.

 

Via a yacht broker in the marina/yard I contacted WALLACE Int. but they are not familiar with the YIT concept and try to convince me that I am not a commercial vessel and therefore YIT does not apply to me.  

 

A reference would be greatly appreciated.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

On the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

March 3, 2020 17:20:40

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

Re: Front furler Bamar MEJ upgrade to EJF? Is it worth it?

Teun BAAS
 

I also have a problem understanding the issue on the furler drainage. The thick black (electrical) cable does go via a ss pipe (if I remember correctly) into the sail/bow locker and on AMELIT the caulking around that cable into the ss pipe was compromised and allowed water into the sail/bow locker. Once we fixed that no more water via that entry into the locker.

 

When I am back on the boat I will check if there is a drain plug on the bottom of the furler.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

On the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

March 3, 2020 17:08:08

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arno Luijten via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 04:50
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Front furler Bamar MEJ upgrade to EJF? Is it worth it?

 

I replaced both furlers with the EJF’s. Since they use a planetary gear system instead of belts and worm-gears the torque provided by the furler is about twice as high compared to the original MEJ’s at the same power consumption. For me they are working well, When furling in strong winds I can’t hear the motor being stressed at all, it furls in quite smoothly.

I have a hard time understanding the thing Courtney mentions about the cable sleeve also used for draining any water that enters the unit. When you buy the units the sleeve is quite long and I cannot imagine some Italian designer thinks to use it as a drain pathway. It seems more that you must prevent water to enter the sleeve so it cannot reach the unit.

Do make sure you use the electronically controlled Boxtrons in conjunction with the new furlers as they also provide a soft-start to make it easier on the rig.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121 

Re: Size of main anchor for Super Maramu

Stephen Nicholson
 

Hello Karen,
Many thanks for your detailed answers to my anchor questions. They have been very helpful!
Steve Nicholson
SM Antigua II #89


On 3 Mar 2020, at 20:10, Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...> wrote:

Steve,

Bill had the following comments on the anchor and bridle:

1.) Our anchor mate is designed to mount on the starboard side, however our setup is symmetrical so either would work.
2.) Our Mantus bridle is the 3/4 inch version.
3.) Yes, the chafe gear is well fit.
4.) It came with the original chain hook  Works great but is too big to go over the roller.  We now use a Spectra loop and large soft shackle to attach bridle to the chain.  Works great.
5.) Our chain is 10 mm g4 galvanized.

On the older style of Amel bow roller you might need to move the roller down and back to accommodate the higher shank of the larger Mantus.  Measure carefully.  This can be a pain because Amel welded the roller shaft to the side plates...

We use the Mantus bridle only when we expect to be in nasty weather.  90% of the time we use a 40 foot 3/4" 12 plait nylon line that we rolling hitch to the chain.

Karen Smith
SM Harmonie, #160
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Re: Amel Yacht Owners : fresh water pump system : Beam IV A55 # 9 , Carthagena

Stuart Hemingway
 

Thank you Bill ,

Much appreciated...
I will keep you informed.

Stuart

Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA


Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,


 Grove Park Studios,

On 3 Mar 2020, at 17:40, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:



Stuart,

Good luck. It sounds like you had a suction leak causing the pump to not get to cut-off pressure.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar
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On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 2:03 PM Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...> wrote:
Mr Paul,

Today has been pump day..

On the suction side of the pump the short brass connection :-
1.The threaded connection to the pump body has been tightened with plumbers tape on the thread ( it was loose)
2.The one way valve was checked and it appears to be working ( one way ).
3. The hose onto the connection was cut back to give a fresh connection ( the 30mm cut off appeared to have a split and certainly mis-shaped )
4. The pump cover which had a slight drip was removed , cleaned off, new liquid gasket applied and reassembled. It requires 24 hours to go off.

So now its a waiting game until tomorrow morning.

We haven’t touched the pressure switch yet.

Standing by Beam IV , out .. 


Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA


Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,


 Grove Park Studios,

188-192 Sutton court Road,

Chiswick,

London,

W4 3HR

 

Telephone

From the UK  :    001 561 371 2321

From the US  :    561 371 2321


E . Studio@...

W. www.groveparkstudios.co.uk.


On 26 Feb 2020, at 21:04, Paul Stascavage via Groups.Io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Stuart.

Is the pressure good after pumping up the tank?

If so, it sounds to me like the next thing to check is the pressure switch. If it is adjusted incorrectly the pump will keep running as it is trying to reach a pressure to high for the pump to achieve.

Do like Bill said and google the instructions for the d square ( I believe) switch. It is not that difficult to properly adjust. If you read the instructions multiple times you should be able to do it. I think there are also some good YouTube videos on how to do it.

Good luck and report back.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn  SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Cruising Bahamas




Re: Amel Yacht Owners : fresh water pump system : Beam IV A55 # 9 , Carthagena

 

Stuart,

Good luck. It sounds like you had a suction leak causing the pump to not get to cut-off pressure.

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


On Tue, Mar 3, 2020 at 2:03 PM Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...> wrote:
Mr Paul,

Today has been pump day..

On the suction side of the pump the short brass connection :-
1.The threaded connection to the pump body has been tightened with plumbers tape on the thread ( it was loose)
2.The one way valve was checked and it appears to be working ( one way ).
3. The hose onto the connection was cut back to give a fresh connection ( the 30mm cut off appeared to have a split and certainly mis-shaped )
4. The pump cover which had a slight drip was removed , cleaned off, new liquid gasket applied and reassembled. It requires 24 hours to go off.

So now its a waiting game until tomorrow morning.

We haven’t touched the pressure switch yet.

Standing by Beam IV , out .. 


Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA


Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,


 Grove Park Studios,

188-192 Sutton court Road,

Chiswick,

London,

W4 3HR

 

Telephone

From the UK  :    001 561 371 2321

From the US  :    561 371 2321


E . Studio@...

W. www.groveparkstudios.co.uk.


On 26 Feb 2020, at 21:04, Paul Stascavage via Groups.Io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Stuart.

Is the pressure good after pumping up the tank?

If so, it sounds to me like the next thing to check is the pressure switch. If it is adjusted incorrectly the pump will keep running as it is trying to reach a pressure to high for the pump to achieve.

Do like Bill said and google the instructions for the d square ( I believe) switch. It is not that difficult to properly adjust. If you read the instructions multiple times you should be able to do it. I think there are also some good YouTube videos on how to do it.

Good luck and report back.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn  SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Cruising Bahamas




More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Karen Smith
 

Hey group,

 

We have done a little digging into the possibility of US based production options for the rub rail inserts. Seems a good option instead of shipping relatively inexpensive, yet bulky and heavy material across the ocean.

Companies doing custom, short-run rubber extrusions are pretty common in the industry. We contacted a local manufacturer who specializes in things like rub rails for inflatable boats to see if they could produce the Amel rub rail insert in low quantity and at reasonable cost. 

 

The basic answer is, yes they can. They have seen a dimensioned drawing of the insert, and confirmed that they can make it without technical difficulty. It would be made of EDPM, the premier rubber formulation for UV exposure. Not sure about color yet.

 

There isn’t enough information yet to set a hard price, but it looks like the MAXIMUM cost would be $800 per boat, and it could be as little as half that, plus UPS domestic ground shipping.

 

The process would look like this:  If we get enough interest, I’ll trim a bit off my insert and give to the engineers so they can finalize the design of an extrusion die.  They then run off a prototype piece and I would test it for fit on my boat.  If all is good, a 50% deposit would hold a place in the production run.

 

If there is sufficient interest, we could have material in hand in 3 weeks.

 

At this point we have gone as far as we can go without having a read if there is enough interest in going further, so if this is something you’d want to participate in, or if you just have questions, drop an e-mail to greatketch@...

Karen Smith,
Bill Kinney
SM Harmonie #160
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Re: Size of main anchor for Super Maramu

Karen Smith
 

Steve,

Bill had the following comments on the anchor and bridle:

1.) Our anchor mate is designed to mount on the starboard side, however our setup is symmetrical so either would work.
2.) Our Mantus bridle is the 3/4 inch version.
3.) Yes, the chafe gear is well fit.
4.) It came with the original chain hook  Works great but is too big to go over the roller.  We now use a Spectra loop and large soft shackle to attach bridle to the chain.  Works great.
5.) Our chain is 10 mm g4 galvanized.

On the older style of Amel bow roller you might need to move the roller down and back to accommodate the higher shank of the larger Mantus.  Measure carefully.  This can be a pain because Amel welded the roller shaft to the side plates...

We use the Mantus bridle only when we expect to be in nasty weather.  90% of the time we use a 40 foot 3/4" 12 plait nylon line that we rolling hitch to the chain.

Karen Smith
SM Harmonie, #160
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Amel Yacht Owners : fresh water pump system : Beam IV A55 # 9 , Carthagena

Stuart Hemingway
 

Mr Paul,

Today has been pump day..

On the suction side of the pump the short brass connection :-
1.The threaded connection to the pump body has been tightened with plumbers tape on the thread ( it was loose)
2.The one way valve was checked and it appears to be working ( one way ).
3. The hose onto the connection was cut back to give a fresh connection ( the 30mm cut off appeared to have a split and certainly mis-shaped )
4. The pump cover which had a slight drip was removed , cleaned off, new liquid gasket applied and reassembled. It requires 24 hours to go off.

So now its a waiting game until tomorrow morning.

We haven’t touched the pressure switch yet.

Standing by Beam IV , out .. 


Stuart Hemingway AA Dipl DMS RIBA


Symbiotic Relationships Ltd.,


 Grove Park Studios,

188-192 Sutton court Road,

Chiswick,

London,

W4 3HR

 

Telephone

From the UK  :    001 561 371 2321

From the US  :    561 371 2321


E . Studio@...

W. www.groveparkstudios.co.uk.


On 26 Feb 2020, at 21:04, Paul Stascavage via Groups.Io <pstas2003@...> wrote:

Stuart.

Is the pressure good after pumping up the tank?

If so, it sounds to me like the next thing to check is the pressure switch. If it is adjusted incorrectly the pump will keep running as it is trying to reach a pressure to high for the pump to achieve.

Do like Bill said and google the instructions for the d square ( I believe) switch. It is not that difficult to properly adjust. If you read the instructions multiple times you should be able to do it. I think there are also some good YouTube videos on how to do it.

Good luck and report back.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn  SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Cruising Bahamas