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Propeller Removal

rossirossix4
 

I'll be replacing my prop shaft seals and will need to remove my propeller first. This is a fixed prop version of a 1993 Santorin, but I expect that it is the same for SMs with fixed props during the same era. Looks like there is a thin flat metal tab that must be removed first? Does the nut loosen counter clockwise. Seems like a bearing removal tool might help me remove the prop but I'd like to hear any suggestions anyone has.

Bob,
Brittany de la Mer


Head Sail Furler

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Danny on SM 299.
Does any one have information on servicing the headsail furler on the Super Maramu 2000? Large amounts of grease suddenly dropped out of ours when we were furling. We were on a passage from Ft Lauderdale Florida to Rhode Island New England so continued to use it with care and it worked OK but now we are in port we need to strip it and check what has happenned.
Cheers to you all
Danny


[Amel] Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Giovanni,

I uploaded the following file to the file section: Fullriver FR31 110 amp from Phil DC Battery.jpg

This is the spec sheet that DC Battery sent me in Nov 2006.

Good luck.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387

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

Giovanni,

The DC 110-12 spec sheet that you received from DC Battery shows Float 13.6V ~ 13.8V and Initial charging at 14.4V ~ 14.9V

The FR-31 spec sheet that I received from Phil at DC Battery when I bought my batteries shows Float 13.2V ~ 13.8V and Initial charging at 14.2V ~ 14.6V

I believe that either they have changed the specs, or something else is wrong.

I am unable to upload the spec sheet I received from DC Battery to the Amel website. Possibly I can email it to you. I suggest you ask DC Battery why there is a difference. More importantly, with the Initial Charging and Float specs you received, I am not certain that the 30 amp and 100 amp battery chargers will indeed work properly. You probably should also check with Reya regarding these new specs. The contact information I have for Reya France is: Lucy Kelly <lucy.kelly"at"reya.com>.

I am interested in what DC Battery and Reya says about this.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 - #387


[Amel] Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Giovanni,

The DC 110-12 spec sheet that you received from DC Battery shows Float 13.6V ~ 13.8V and Initial charging at 14.4V ~ 14.9V

The FR-31 spec sheet that I received from Phil at DC Battery when I bought my batteries shows Float 13.2V ~ 13.8V and Initial charging at 14.2V ~ 14.6V

I believe that either they have changed the specs, or something else is wrong.

I am unable to upload the spec sheet I received from DC Battery to the Amel website. Possibly I can email it to you. I suggest you ask DC Battery why there is a difference. More importantly, with the Initial Charging and Float specs you received, I am not certain that the 30 amp and 100 amp battery chargers will indeed work properly. You probably should also check with Reya regarding these new specs. The contact information I have for Reya France is: Lucy Kelly <lucy.kelly"at"reya.com>.

I am interested in what DC Battery and Reya says about this.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 - #387


Re: outhaul gearbox

Naegels Patrick <naegels@...>
 

Hi Trevor,

the best idea is maybe to send a question mail to Christian DUFOURT,Amel's after sales manager. He knows plenty of these information

Best regards

Patrick Naegels
sv CARAMEL (SM 2000 #329)

°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°

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Does ayone know the actual Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox part no?
I need a new bronze gear ring, currently my boat is in Argentina and I am in Northern Ireland. The UK Leroy Somer dealer is very helpful,but I am unable to give him any information.
Thanks.
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu 2000 Red Line
No 425


outhaul gearbox

seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@...>
 

Does ayone know the actual Leroy Somer outhaul gearbox part no?
I need a new bronze gear ring, currently my boat is in Argentina and I am in Northern Ireland. The UK Leroy Somer dealer is very helpful,but I am unable to give him any information.
Thanks.
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu 2000 Red Line
No 425


Re: [Amel] Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335

Giovanni TESTA
 

Bill,
now I Know, the FR31 are the DC110-12 FULLRIVER.
Now I post the spec in " FILES" I received from Albert of www.dcbattery.com
Thanks
Giovanni
EUTIKIA SM2K 428

----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 8:18 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335





Giovanni,

I realize the FullRiver FR-31 is not on the FullRiver website and suspect that FullRiver may make it for certain distributors like DC Battery or possibly it is re-numbered for DC Battery.

The FullRiver FR-31 that is in a brochure at DC Battery is the battery that we purchased. More that this, I cannot say.

Gary,

The photo I uploaded to the photo section of the site titled Battery Compartment shows a total of 13 batteries in BeBe, #387 and I am fairly sure that the compartment is the same size as yours.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387






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[Amel] Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Giovanni,

I realize the FullRiver FR-31 is not on the FullRiver website and suspect that FullRiver may make it for certain distributors like DC Battery or possibly it is re-numbered for DC Battery.

The FullRiver FR-31 that is in a brochure at DC Battery is the battery that we purchased. More that this, I cannot say.

Gary,

The photo I uploaded to the photo section of the site titled Battery Compartment shows a total of 13 batteries in BeBe, #387 and I am fairly sure that the compartment is the same size as yours.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387


Re: [Amel] Re: Hot Water Leak - Sharki

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Alberto,

Thanks for the prompt response. That arrangement appears to be the
identical installation on my Sharki. I will run 2 new lines to the head.

Roy



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of amarsini
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 8:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Hot Water Leak - Sharki








In my Sharki 144 the water went from the engine room to the mid-ships
head with two copper pipes, under the wood-floor, under the left side of
the table, and they were glassed into the frames of the hull. They
arrived under the
fiberglass floor of the toilette and came out behind the sink.
I changed them with new rubber pipes, especially made for high
temperature.
I hope this will help.
ciao

Alberto

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "Roy Duddy" <RDuddy@...>
wrote:

Hello everyone,

Do any of you know how the hot water line passes from the galley sink
to
the sink in the mid-ships head? My pressure hot water system seems to
be
leaking somewhere between the two locations. Is the line glassed in or
is there a raceway for it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Roy

Sharki #123

Unwineding



Roy Duddy

Duddy Law Offices, PLLC

231 North Amherst Road

Bedford, NH 03110



603-472-8500

603-472-7333 Fax







Re: Hot Water Leak - Sharki

amarsini <alberto.marsini@...>
 

In my Sharki 144 the water went from the engine room to the mid-ships head with two copper pipes, under the wood-floor, under the left side of the table, and they were glassed into the frames of the hull. They arrived under the
fiberglass floor of the toilette and came out behind the sink.
I changed them with new rubber pipes, especially made for high temperature.
I hope this will help.
ciao

Alberto

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Roy Duddy" <RDuddy@...> wrote:

Hello everyone,

Do any of you know how the hot water line passes from the galley sink to
the sink in the mid-ships head? My pressure hot water system seems to be
leaking somewhere between the two locations. Is the line glassed in or
is there a raceway for it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Roy

Sharki #123

Unwineding



Roy Duddy

Duddy Law Offices, PLLC

231 North Amherst Road

Bedford, NH 03110



603-472-8500

603-472-7333 Fax





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Hot Water Leak - Sharki

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Do any of you know how the hot water line passes from the galley sink to
the sink in the mid-ships head? My pressure hot water system seems to be
leaking somewhere between the two locations. Is the line glassed in or
is there a raceway for it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Roy

Sharki #123

Unwineding



Roy Duddy

Duddy Law Offices, PLLC

231 North Amherst Road

Bedford, NH 03110



603-472-8500

603-472-7333 Fax


Re: [Amel] Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335

Giovanni TESTA
 

Dear Bill,
thanks so much for all your suggestions and infos and photo !
I have now a last doubt.
In dcbattery website, where there is a Fullriver brochure, I found in AGM BATTERIES the Part number FR31 I suppose you have.
But directly in Fullriver website I don't find them, only a similar one with Industry Ref. DC115-12 A o B , where in B the sizes are better for us.
So please may I have the Model (Fullriver specifications ) of yours ?
Best
Giovanni
s/v EUTIKIA SM2K 428

----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:06 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335





Giovanni,

Photo of Battery Compartment at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/702987736/pic/list

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "svbebe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
>
>
> Govianni,
>
>
>
>
> I do not know what you mean by "it's possible to have the batteries on
> board every where," and I have not needed any support, but I have seen
> FullRiver sold in a number of places.
>
>
>
> I contacted Reya (Dolphin) in France and was told that the Dolphin
> 24volt 100amp 220volt (24V100A) Model DOL24100/C and the Dolphin 24volt
> 220volt (24V30A) Model DOL2430/3 would work with AGM FullRiver GRP31
> batteries.
>
>
>
> My chargers do not have anything that can be changed. Here is the email
> that I received from Reya:
>
>
>
> From: Lucy Kelly [mailto:lucy.kelly"at"reya.com]
>
> Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 12:38 PM
>
> To: 'Bill Rouse'
>
> Subject: RE: Can you tell me how to change the program of DOL24100/C and
> DOL2430/3 would work with AGM Fullriver GRP31 batteries...see specs
> attached.
>
>
>
> Dear Bill,
>
>
>
> This version of charger is good for both types of battery without
> modification. Please go ahead and connect.
>
>
>
> Best regards, Lucy.
>
>
>
> I had to shorten some of the copper straps and cut a little piece of
> mahogany because the posts on the Full River are in slightly different
> location than the original batteries. I also had to use 2 or 3 pieces
> of cable where the ground straps would not fit. When I was looking at
> FullRiver I thought I was careful about charging parameters and all of
> the measurements, but missed the different position of the posts.
>
>
>
> I will upload photos to "Battery Compartment" today.
>
>
>
> I do not believe that AMCar Freight delivers to Venezuela, but I assume
> that DC Battery may have another solution.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
>
>
> Bill
>
> s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
>
> --
>
>
>
>
>






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Re: [Amel] Batteries reconfiguration

Dave_Benjamin
 

I've been under the (perhaps false) impression that one large house bank is far better than two house banks. My aged copy of Nigel Calder's book covering the subject indicates same. Perhaps things have changed. I have not kept up on electrical as well as I should. I would do some research before taking that approach.

--- On Sun, 6/28/09, Paul <pflafrance@hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Paul <pflafrance@hotmail.com>
Subject: [Amel] Batteries reconfiguration
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009, 9:59 AM

















We recently had on board an electrician a retired navy commander for subs for our trip north. They reviewed our charging system (Engine 100 & 30 Amp alternators) and the Genset 100 amp outputs for our 12 battery Delco bank that has 840 Amp/Hours.

They recommended that we split the existing battery bank of 12 batteries into 2 separate banks with a switch to better control charging. It appears Amel built the vessel for charging a 400 Amp/hour battery bank.

They indicated that the current charging system is not sufficient for the existing battery bank of 12 batteries.

They noted that the 2 separate banks would provide sufficient power for a days use based on our consumption levels.

Further benefits would be that the one bank not in use would have a days rest and could be recharged in a shorter time than the full bank. They recommended using Bank #1 on odd days and Bank #2 on even days.

The other benefit would be that when the need arises to replace the batteries only one bank would have to be done at a time if only a few batteries failed by moving them around.

Has anyone done this or had similar thoughts.

I am not an electrical person and batteries are not something I am fully conversant with but I'm learning.



Paul & Sue

SM #362


Re: [Amel] Re: Batteries reconfiguration

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Gary
All the batteries fit in the same compartment. There are 8 side by side with the batteries orientated with the widest part facing port and starboard. The additional 4 have been put on the port side of the other batteries facing bow to stern. They are a tight fit but nothing moves around and no shims are used.. The hanging locker is not impacted. The starting battery is placed towards the bow in the same compartment.

Paul & Sue
SM #362
SV NOMAD



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: no_reply@yahoogroups.com
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 06:28:49 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re: Batteries reconfiguration


























Hi Eric:



That is interesting. How are they configured? Where did Amel find the extra

space? Did they use space in the bottom of the hanging locker?



Gary



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

The 13 battery bank was an option from the factory.
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





















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[Amel] Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Eric:

That is what I thought after I bought a group 31 battery for my starting battery.
It is a Deka group 31 battery but it is a starting battery. I haven't been able to
find a group 31 marine or deep cycle battery with the 5/16 SS threaded stud.
Deka and AC Delco have direct replacement group 31 batteries that would be
drop in compatible but they are not deep cycle batteries.

That is why I am leaning towards the Trojan SCS225. It is a group
31 battery and I can get them from Budget Marine in Jolly Harbor Antigua,
they are flooded lead acid batteries and are deep cycle. They have a dual
post (SAE and threaded 5/16 stud), they don't have flush tops but apparently
will fit. So, not all group 31's have the single threaded post as best as I can
determine.

Gary

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

A group 31 battery is exactly the same size as Amel uses including the
battery posts.

They just drop in. 1 hour maximum.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


[Amel] Re: Batteries reconfiguration

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Eric:

That is interesting. How are they configured? Where did Amel find the extra
space? Did they use space in the bottom of the hanging locker?

Gary

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

The 13 battery bank was an option from the factory.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: [Amel] Re: Batteries reconfiguration

Eric Freedman
 

The 13 battery bank was an option from the factory.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 1:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Batteries reconfiguration








Hi Paul & Sue:

Both you and Vito mentioned that you have 12 batteries in your house bank
(13 total
including the starting battery). Is this correct? My boat (Amel SM 2000 hull
# 335 has 9
total bateries). Perhaps you could verify this, but I suspect that you have
only 9 total.

Nevertheless, your friend's observation is interesting. If I put in 8 Trojan
SCS225 (12 volt
225 amp hour) batteries for my house bank this would yield 900 amp hours at
24 volts
DC which would make your recommendation even more cogent. I might have to do
a
little digging in Nigel Calder's book to see what he recommends. I would be
very
interested in hearing from Joel on this as he might be able to shed some
light on Amel's
logic for their design.

Regards, Gary Silver
s/v Liahona on the hard in Jolly Harbor Antigua

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "Paul" <pflafrance@...> wrote:

We recently had on board an electrician a retired navy commander for subs
for our trip north. They reviewed our charging system (Engine 100 & 30 Amp
alternators) and the Genset 100 amp outputs for our 12 battery Delco bank
that has 840 Amp/Hours.
They recommended that we split the existing battery bank of 12 batteries
into 2 separate banks with a switch to better control charging. It appears
Amel built the vessel for charging a 400 Amp/hour battery bank.
They indicated that the current charging system is not sufficient for the
existing battery bank of 12 batteries.
They noted that the 2 separate banks would provide sufficient power for a
days use based on our consumption levels.
Further benefits would be that the one bank not in use would have a days
rest and could be recharged in a shorter time than the full bank. They
recommended using Bank #1 on odd days and Bank #2 on even days.
The other benefit would be that when the need arises to replace the
batteries only one bank would have to be done at a time if only a few
batteries failed by moving them around.
Has anyone done this or had similar thoughts.
I am not an electrical person and batteries are not something I am fully
conversant with but I'm learning.

Paul & Sue
SM #362


Re: [Amel] Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335

Eric Freedman
 

A group 31 battery is exactly the same size as Amel uses including the
battery posts.

They just drop in. 1 hour maximum.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:57 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull
# 335








Thanks Vito:
Just to confrim with you a couple of things:

1. Since the SCS225 Trojan Battery is almost one inch longer than the AC
Delco
batteries that were fit by Amel, please verify that the extra length doesn't
interfere with anything in the battery box.

2. Does the 2x4 fit correctly between the water filler caps without having
to
modify it?

3. Did you have to do anything special with the battery handles?

4. Did you shorten the Amel copper interconnect bars to fit between the
posts or did you have new cables made to tie the + to -posts together?

5. Has your boat been located in regions that are as hot as the Caribbean
and how often do you have to service the batteries with water?

6. What year was you Amel SM manufactured and how long have you had
your Trojan SCS225 batteries?

7. Are you pleased with the Trojan's as far a holding a charge etc.?

Thanks for the additional details.

Gary

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, asm283 <no_reply@...> wrote:

HI Gary

I have SM#283 I replaced my batteries with the SC 225. They fit fine but I
had to have new interconect leads made. But otherwise no problems and I got
a few extra amp hours.

Vito

ASM 283

Bay of Islands NZ


Re: Trojan 200 vs Trojan 225 Batteries for Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Gary

The SC225 fit snugly but did not need any modification to my battery compartment. I have hull # 283 and have room for 9 batteries. I did not use the copper bars. I had new interconnect cables made. I also had to remove the straps from the battery and had to redo the the pieces of wood that are used for wedging. But otherwise that was it.

My current set of 225 have lasted 4 years and are due for replacement. I like the trojans because despite my best effords I have not been able to kill them. I have run then totally flat and I have overcharged them to the point of having to bail out the battery compartment of water. despite all the abuse they have continued to work. I service them every 2 weeks while cruising and I am carefull most of the time to insure that they are properly charged and not run down.

I would be intrested if anyone comes up with a way of seperating the battery bank into 2 banks. I have also read that having too many batteries in series reduces the life and efficiency. The downside that I see here is having to run the generator more oftem as you would have less amp hours available.

Has anuone priced these. They are quite expensive here in New Zealand.

Hope this helps

Vito
ASM 283

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

Thanks Vito:
Just to confrim with you a couple of things:

1. Since the SCS225 Trojan Battery is almost one inch longer than the AC Delco
batteries that were fit by Amel, please verify that the extra length doesn't
interfere with anything in the battery box.

2. Does the 2x4 fit correctly between the water filler caps without having to
modify it?

3. Did you have to do anything special with the battery handles?

4. Did you shorten the Amel copper interconnect bars to fit between the
posts or did you have new cables made to tie the + to -posts together?

5. Has your boat been located in regions that are as hot as the Caribbean
and how often do you have to service the batteries with water?

6. What year was you Amel SM manufactured and how long have you had
your Trojan SCS225 batteries?

7. Are you pleased with the Trojan's as far a holding a charge etc.?

Thanks for the additional details.

Gary

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, asm283 <no_reply@> wrote:

HI Gary

I have SM#283 I replaced my batteries with the SC 225. They fit fine but I had to have new interconect leads made. But otherwise no problems and I got a few extra amp hours.

Vito

ASM 283

Bay of Islands NZ


Re: [Amel] Re: Batteries reconfiguration

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Gary
We do have 13 batteries. The engine one has the higher Cranking output that is not on the other 12 batteries as they are deep charge batteries.
I believe part of this discussion started when we reviewed Nigel's writings on batteries in numerous sail articles with the crew on board.
The impeller vice grips you sent work perfectly
Paul & Sue
SM # 362 SV NOMAD



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: no_reply@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 17:26:04 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re: Batteries reconfiguration


























Hi Paul & Sue:



Both you and Vito mentioned that you have 12 batteries in your house bank (13 total

including the starting battery). Is this correct? My boat (Amel SM 2000 hull # 335 has 9

total bateries). Perhaps you could verify this, but I suspect that you have only 9 total.



Nevertheless, your friend's observation is interesting. If I put in 8 Trojan SCS225 (12 volt

225 amp hour) batteries for my house bank this would yield 900 amp hours at 24 volts

DC which would make your recommendation even more cogent. I might have to do a

little digging in Nigel Calder's book to see what he recommends. I would be very

interested in hearing from Joel on this as he might be able to shed some light on Amel's

logic for their design.



Regards, Gary Silver

s/v Liahona on the hard in Jolly Harbor Antigua



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

We recently had on board an electrician a retired navy commander for subs for our trip north. They reviewed our charging system (Engine 100 & 30 Amp alternators) and the Genset 100 amp outputs for our 12 battery Delco bank that has 840 Amp/Hours.
They recommended that we split the existing battery bank of 12 batteries into 2 separate banks with a switch to better control charging. It appears Amel built the vessel for charging a 400 Amp/hour battery bank.
They indicated that the current charging system is not sufficient for the existing battery bank of 12 batteries.
They noted that the 2 separate banks would provide sufficient power for a days use based on our consumption levels.
Further benefits would be that the one bank not in use would have a days rest and could be recharged in a shorter time than the full bank. They recommended using Bank #1 on odd days and Bank #2 on even days.
The other benefit would be that when the need arises to replace the batteries only one bank would have to be done at a time if only a few batteries failed by moving them around.
Has anyone done this or had similar thoughts.
I am not an electrical person and batteries are not something I am fully conversant with but I'm learning.
Paul & Sue
SM #362





















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