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Re: Jacksonville

Matt Salatino
 

Amelia Island Municipal Marina. Just north of Jax.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jun 26, 2020, at 2:49 PM, Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...> wrote:

Can anybody recommend an Anchorage or a marina in Jacksonville Florida I have to overnight there Saturday night and pick up someone from the airport
Cheers
Courtney
sv Trippin
54 #101




Re: Cruise and Max RPM #solution

karkauai
 

I repowered SM 243 with the Yanmar 4JH4HTE 110HP. It fit nicely with only requirement new shims for alignment and cutting away small semicircle of the angle iron support to allow for the oil filter.  It is a basic Diesel without all the fancy electronics that make them hard to work on.
Do check with Amel about your C-drive to make sure it is of the newer, more robust vintage. If older vintage it might not handle the higher horsepower.

Kent and Iris
SM 243
Kristy

On Jun 26, 2020 9:31 AM, Denis Foster <deniswfoster@...> wrote:

Hello,

Has anyone heard of a refit using the Yanmar 4LHTE 110HP that is a bigger engine (3.5L) probably with more torque to handle big props?
Although not sure dimensions fit.

Denis
Madinina Ex Meltem#32

Envoyé de mon iPhone




Installation of Electric oven with induction cooktop

Barry Connor
 

The electric consumption on our Amel 54 is getting high as we are now full time on our boat.
We are ready to change to Lithium and also change from LP gas.  Planning to install a 5000w 230v charger/invertor
Can anyone advise on a suitable change over from our ENO LP gas oven/LP gas cooktop to an Electric oven with an Induction cooktop. Has anyone changed the gimballed LP gas oven/LP gas cooktop to a gimballed Electric oven with Induction hob cooktop?
We are looking for a replacement that will fit in the same space. Our searches are only showing electric oven with electric cooktop that will fit, we can not find anything with an Induction Hob Cooktop.
Does anyone know why we can not find this combination
Would it be possible if necessary to get the electric oven and then attach or change the top to an Induction Hob Cooktop?

Appreciate any help and advise.

Very Best

Barry and Penny Connor
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique  (Still here and happy at this very nice safe bay due to Covid-19 restrictions)


Re: Blocked fwd shower drain on amel 55.

 

I found the best way to move a gray water clog is to use a wet-vac to move it with suction first...if that doesn't move it add water and use the wet-vac to blow it to the gray water bilge.

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


On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 8:56 AM Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:
Welcome to the glamorous (not so much) side of boat ownership.  You could try a small drain snake, I have used the one pictured.  It was purchased at Lowes for $10.00.  You should be able to find an equivalent just about anywhere.  Also good for cleaning marine growth out of the raw water line from the distribution manifold to the refrigeration pump.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Iridium GO! and the iPhone 11 #order

Bill Hall
 

No experience with the go.  Lots of Apple experience.  When first linking Apple products sometimes they need to connect without competition.  If you have not tried this disconnect the iPad from wifi and turn it off. Then try to connect the iPhone.  If that works you should be able to use both the phone and the iPad

On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 6:20 AM David Kurtz via groups.io <Davidwkurtz=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
I inherited an Iridium GO! when I purchased my SM2 last year and am just now beginning to use it.  Thanks to PredictWind’s tech support in New Zealand I can get the system up and running with my iPad.  However, my iPhone 11 refuses to connect despite working through everything I could, and tech support, could think of.  Anyone else using an iPhone 11 with the Iridium GO! platform and get it working?  Problems like this drive me nuts.
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan


Re: Blocked fwd shower drain on amel 55.

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Welcome to the glamorous (not so much) side of boat ownership.  You could try a small drain snake, I have used the one pictured.  It was purchased at Lowes for $10.00.  You should be able to find an equivalent just about anywhere.  Also good for cleaning marine growth out of the raw water line from the distribution manifold to the refrigeration pump.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Cruise and Max RPM #solution

Denis Foster
 

Hello,

Has anyone heard of a refit using the Yanmar 4LHTE 110HP that is a bigger engine (3.5L) probably with more torque to handle big props?
Although not sure dimensions fit.

Denis
Madinina Ex Meltem#32

Envoyé de mon iPhone


Iridium GO! and the iPhone 11 #order

David Kurtz
 

I inherited an Iridium GO! when I purchased my SM2 last year and am just now beginning to use it.  Thanks to PredictWind’s tech support in New Zealand I can get the system up and running with my iPad.  However, my iPhone 11 refuses to connect despite working through everything I could, and tech support, could think of.  Anyone else using an iPhone 11 with the Iridium GO! platform and get it working?  Problems like this drive me nuts.
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan


Re: Cruise and Max RPM #solution

Gary Wells
 

Hi :)
I'm seeing a lot of good advice here and just wanted to pipe in with our experience as well.
The H6 is a pretty awesome prop and it's fairly bullet proof.
As mentioned, if you can get it to a service place they can pretty much rebuild and perfect is (I have a recommendation in the VA/MD area if you need it.
When I sent my prop in for service, it was after a couple of other refurbishments, including re-burnishing the bearing races.  Once we got the races replaced it was a smoother run.  The tech said the prop was still in great shape overall and that it shouldn't need to be replaced for 10 or 12 more years.  

On the RPM subject, at full throttle we get about 2700-2800 rpm when things are all clean and smooth .. note that if the boat is stationary .. as in stuck in a sandbar .. (another story ...) then our motor will reach 3,000 rpm. So, boat speed and the H6 are joined a bit.
One "test" is maybe be going 2 or 3 knots then slip it into reverse gear and go full throttle .. you know, like when that bozo in the bathtub tacks in front of you?  
When the prop goes full flat, I think that's when you can see Max rpm. 

I'm a bit contrary on the 80% number, maybe just cause I'm stingy.. but we will normally cruise (like, if we have a day or two of solid motoring) at a lower rpm to conserve fuel.  Every boat is different, and we have a very "experienced" TMD22b (6500hrs) so I baby it a lot.
1800-1900rpm is our normal cruise with 1750 being a "max econ" giving us around 6kts at 4lph.  We do the periodic run ups, but if you're at full operating temp our motor seems pretty happy to cruise along at about 65% or so with good mileage and no oil usage.  

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Cape Charles, VA USA


Jacksonville

Courtney Gorman
 

Can anybody recommend an Anchorage or a marina in Jacksonville Florida I have to overnight there Saturday night and pick up someone from the airport
Cheers
Courtney
sv Trippin
54 #101


Re: Cruise and Max RPM #solution

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Hello

For those who wish to put a much more powerful engine check (with AMEL)  the compatibility with the bevel gear (sail drive) which can then be largely undersized ....

CottonBay

SM316


Le 26/06/2020 à 13:08, karkauai via groups.io a écrit :
Hi Jose,
Congratulations on your new Amel, and welcome to the Amel family.

If you search this forum you will find several threads about this problem.  I had a TMD22 on Kristy, SM243 that I bought in 2009 when she had 3000 hours of engine time.. I could only get her up to 22-2300 rpm. I spent thousands trying to get the rpm up to 3000. All mechanics said the engine was fine, except for the fact that the turbo was fouled and had to be replaced, repaired, and replaced again in the first 3000 hours (A result of running at low rpm).They all thought it was over-propped.  I told them that it was the original H6 prop and the original fixed spare prop supplied by Amel.  When I called Brunton (AutoProp company), they told me it was what they recommend for a SM with 100HP Yanmar. When I asked Amel about it, they said they sold SMs with the same prop for both engines, and said that it worked fine with the TMD22.

Clean hull and prop, if all seems OK except the rpms, service the prop first. Even if the blades spin freely, others have said that servicing the prop solved the problem.
If that doesn't solve it, check the engine for common problems. Fuel, Air, compression, valve lash, turbo function, exhaust elbow constriction...
If everything checks out OK, consider trying your fixed spare prop, if it still won't get up to 3000rpm, have that prop checked by a good prop shop with your boat's specs and see what they think about its size and pitch for your boat. I was told that my spare prop was also significantly over pitched and oversized.  I had it cut down and repitched to their recommendations.  Voila! 3000rpm.  The Auto Prop of 1999 vintage could not be altered, so I bought a MaxProp and have been very happy with it for 6 years. When I repowered a year later, I was able to repitch the MaxProp for the new 110HP Yanmar 4JH4HTE.

Good luck and let us know what you find.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Jun 25, 2020 10:10 AM, JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hello Amelians!  I am in the process of learning my boat.  The engine is a Volvo TMD22, with autoprop h6 propeller.
I found some threads here on the forum related to this topic, but none conclusive about what is the ideal cruise rpm regime, and what is the maximum rpm?  I can't get more than 2100 rpm!
 Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain
Q me s me


Re: Cruise and Max RPM #solution

karkauai
 

Hi Jose,
Congratulations on your new Amel, and welcome to the Amel family.

If you search this forum you will find several threads about this problem.  I had a TMD22 on Kristy, SM243 that I bought in 2009 when she had 3000 hours of engine time.. I could only get her up to 22-2300 rpm. I spent thousands trying to get the rpm up to 3000. All mechanics said the engine was fine, except for the fact that the turbo was fouled and had to be replaced, repaired, and replaced again in the first 3000 hours (A result of running at low rpm).They all thought it was over-propped.  I told them that it was the original H6 prop and the original fixed spare prop supplied by Amel.  When I called Brunton (AutoProp company), they told me it was what they recommend for a SM with 100HP Yanmar. When I asked Amel about it, they said they sold SMs with the same prop for both engines, and said that it worked fine with the TMD22.

Clean hull and prop, if all seems OK except the rpms, service the prop first. Even if the blades spin freely, others have said that servicing the prop solved the problem.
If that doesn't solve it, check the engine for common problems. Fuel, Air, compression, valve lash, turbo function, exhaust elbow constriction...
If everything checks out OK, consider trying your fixed spare prop, if it still won't get up to 3000rpm, have that prop checked by a good prop shop with your boat's specs and see what they think about its size and pitch for your boat. I was told that my spare prop was also significantly over pitched and oversized.  I had it cut down and repitched to their recommendations.  Voila! 3000rpm.  The Auto Prop of 1999 vintage could not be altered, so I bought a MaxProp and have been very happy with it for 6 years. When I repowered a year later, I was able to repitch the MaxProp for the new 110HP Yanmar 4JH4HTE.

Good luck and let us know what you find.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Jun 25, 2020 10:10 AM, JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hello Amelians!  I am in the process of learning my boat.  The engine is a Volvo TMD22, with autoprop h6 propeller.
I found some threads here on the forum related to this topic, but none conclusive about what is the ideal cruise rpm regime, and what is the maximum rpm?  I can't get more than 2100 rpm!
 Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain
Q me s me


Re: Cruise and Max RPM #solution

JOSE PRIETO
 

Thank you all for your opinions!  

Unbelievable the possibility of a bad propeller dimensioning by Amel!
--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: problems installing a new Yanmar engine #replacement

Ira and Roman Morozov
 

Amel super maramu 2000, hull 320, 2001


Blocked fwd shower drain on amel 55.

Billy Newport
 

So enjoying my first week with my new (to me) 55 (formerly iolani) now named Coder.

The fwd shower drain was draining slowly, the fwd sink seems fine.

It stopped draining tonight and the shower floor was floating. I plungered it and it drained empty but slowly. How to clean it out? I guess draino isn't an option:)

Billy
Amel 55#56


Re: In or out of gear?

smiles bernard
 

Thanks all

I was not so keen on freespining for the reasons James mentioned an a sense of wear and tear 


I’ll definitely go for reverse !

Many thanks all

M

On 24 Jun 2020, at 13:50, Aras <aras.grinius@...> wrote:


I agree with Gerhard.  Should have no effect

Aras
Sharki #163 1988
Daytona

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 3:36 AM Gerhard Mueller via groups.io <carcode=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Some times ago was a discussion about gear shift while sailing. Most Amel have a sticker beside the gear level saying never have the shift to forward while sailing and engine off.
My understanding is there is no difference for the prop if turned by sailing or by current. So if you don't want a turning prop while at anchor shift to reverse or whatever your sticker say.
I do have a Hurth gearbox with the sticker saying NO forward while sailing and engine off.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece



--
Aras Grinius


Re: Cruise and Max RPM #solution

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi, the proper max rpm under load for the TMD 22 Volvo as installed in the Amel SM is 2800. ( no load 4500) The turbo has what is called a waste gate which automatically controls the amount of exhaust gas going through the turbo as rpm increases. If this is stuck closed (will happen) the motor will rev much higher, even up to 4000 rpm and beyond. This is caused by over turbo pressure into the engine which will cause damage to the pistons and rings which in turn will reduce the power the motor can develop and result in lower revs and the need for either an overhaul or replacement. 

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 26 June 2020 at 02:10 JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:

Hello Amelians!  I am in the process of learning my boat.  The engine is a Volvo TMD22, with autoprop h6 propeller.
I found some threads here on the forum related to this topic, but none conclusive about what is the ideal cruise rpm regime, and what is the maximum rpm?  I can't get more than 2100 rpm!
 Any suggestion?

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: running rigging on Sharki

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Why don't you go on line and look for the Delos story. It is an SM sailing the world. I am sure the videos will show what you need. Like wise there must be photos in the files on this site that you can browse.

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 25 June 2020 at 21:34 Peter Baumann <mistymeadowfarm@...> wrote:

Hi Mark,
I have basically never sailed on an Amel. It's not immediately obvious where the sheets are running. The previous owner or the boatyard also removed all the blocks. I see a lot of potential attachment points, but don't want to leave it all to trial and error. It's a shame I never saw the boat with sails attached. We did the sea trial under engine before we bought in the fall.  The sails and running rigging had all been taken down and stored. I am now trying to figure out how it all goes together. It's been blowing hard here the last few days, so there was no thinking about putting the sails on the furlers. We expect calm by tomorrow, so I am eager to get them out of the bags.  I wish I could send you some of the wind we are having right now :)
Thanks and all the best,
Pete


Re: problems installing a new Yanmar engine #replacement

 

The simple answer is that either the soft coupling rubber donuts were not replaced, or the engine/transmission output - The Vetus Coupling and the C-Drive are not aligned correctly.

If you did not use a fixed coupling to align all of this, it was done wrong. Don't use it until all is aligned correctly.
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 12:35 PM Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:
There are several threads on this forum on the topic.  Here is one with a description of the alignment process after changing out engine mounts:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topic/29770137#42520

Both the original poster Alan Grayson and I used this process AND the alignment tool after changing our engine mounts and it worked well for us.

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


Re: problems installing a new Yanmar engine #replacement

Mark McGovern
 

There are several threads on this forum on the topic.  Here is one with a description of the alignment process after changing out engine mounts:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topic/29770137#42520

Both the original poster Alan Grayson and I used this process AND the alignment tool after changing our engine mounts and it worked well for us.

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