Date   

Onan hi temp. cut-out switch

william reynolds
 

Having read about about the failure of Onan hi-temp. cut-out switches I thought I should check my switch.
I removed it, connected it to an ohm meter and heated it until it 'snapped'. The switched snapped at 230 F as advertised but no contact was made.
I inspected the connections and found some movement between the connection post and the switch. The 90 degree connection at the switch is riveted on and there was movement where the rivet made connection with the switch. Both connections could be moved. I drilled out the rivets, cleaned everything to copper and replaced the connections with #3 machine screws and nuts. Switch now tested good. I had a removed spare and on this one I cleaned it with a Dremel copper brush and soldered the rivet to the switch connector. It now works normally. Cost - less than a dollar.
I'm amazed at the price of a new switch. White-Rogers has a complete line of hi temp. snap switches with an average price of $12.00 US. Go figure


Re: Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

 

It was Alliance sent you a private email
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 10:18 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Do you remember if the underwriter was Great Lakes Insurance SE? Did The Marine Shop help in any way to obtain a new policy?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:21 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

 

Mark,

 

We used The Marine Shop when we were in NZ and gave them our 2-year forward-looking plan including our destinations after departing NZ which included Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, etc. When we paid the premium everything was fine. About 6 months later when we were in Malaysia, the underwriter changed their mind about covering us for our previously disclosed route and we had to scramble to get insurance and a survey for insurance. To this day, I am not sure who dropped the ball, but I know that we were 100% straight forward in our disclosures. Possibly ours was an unusual case...I do not know. I believe that contractually they had the right to do this to us, but under the circumstances, we were disappointed because we never expected this.

 

Bill

 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 12:27 AM JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:

Hi Mark

 

I’m using them

 

My email is johnhayes862@... 

 

Can’t see your personal email maybe you would like to email me direct

 

Best

John Hayes 

Nga Waka sn91

Wellington nz



On 11/02/2021, at 4:25 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I recently received a quote from The Marine Shop Ltd (New Zealand) for primary coverage of our Amel. It is underwritten 100% by Great Lakes Insurance SE who has an A+ rating on Ambest.

 

I am wondering if anyone has any experiences to share about either of these companies. In order to comply with group rules, it you wish to send me a private email, please do.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

 

Do you remember if the underwriter was Great Lakes Insurance SE? Did The Marine Shop help in any way to obtain a new policy?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:21 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

 

Mark,

 

We used The Marine Shop when we were in NZ and gave them our 2-year forward-looking plan including our destinations after departing NZ which included Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, etc. When we paid the premium everything was fine. About 6 months later when we were in Malaysia, the underwriter changed their mind about covering us for our previously disclosed route and we had to scramble to get insurance and a survey for insurance. To this day, I am not sure who dropped the ball, but I know that we were 100% straight forward in our disclosures. Possibly ours was an unusual case...I do not know. I believe that contractually they had the right to do this to us, but under the circumstances, we were disappointed because we never expected this.

 

Bill

 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 12:27 AM JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:

Hi Mark

 

I’m using them

 

My email is johnhayes862@... 

 

Can’t see your personal email maybe you would like to email me direct

 

Best

John Hayes 

Nga Waka sn91

Wellington nz



On 11/02/2021, at 4:25 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I recently received a quote from The Marine Shop Ltd (New Zealand) for primary coverage of our Amel. It is underwritten 100% by Great Lakes Insurance SE who has an A+ rating on Ambest.

 

I am wondering if anyone has any experiences to share about either of these companies. In order to comply with group rules, it you wish to send me a private email, please do.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Scott,

Amel installed this option although it is not on the options list for the 54. I believe it was originally installed by Amel to be a Supplemental Pump to the Onan Sherwood mechanical seawater pump. The original owner, not Amel, chose to bypass the mechanical seawater pump. 

image.png

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


On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 1:21 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Teun - do you have any photos of that setup? Which pump did they use?

I think it would be easier on the Onan since I believe it's constant RPM regardless of load, so presumably that means the original Sherwood water pump outputs at a fixed flow rate. Find an electric pump that outputs the same and you're set.

The D3, regardless of revision, has a belt driven water pump that will output more water at 2800rpm than 700rpm. Outputting the max all the time may have unintended consequences and of course outputting the minimum may lead to overheating or worse.

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 7:49 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

FWIW:

 

Although not the water pump on my D3 110H but my A54 has an @ time of construction AMEL yard installed separate electric water pump for the ONAN genset and removed the impeller completely.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In Storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

February 10, 2021 11:47:39

 

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 Germain Jean-Pierre via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 09:34
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

A friend owns a large trawler and he had identical problems with his water pump. He circumvented the problem by removing the drive belt and the internals of the unit and replaced it with an electric pump wired into the battery charge alternator. 

 

Surely, some of the smart owners here could design a system which will work on 54’s equipped with Volvo D30... 

 

A lateral thought ...

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007,  NZ. 

 

 



On 10 Feb 2021, at 21:31, ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:



My little trick

 

We all agree it is daft that the 12v alternator is located directly below the raw water pump. It is a question of when not if it starts to leek as the lip seal eventually wears a groove in the shaft, but we are where we are.

The good news is that it will start to drip very slowly. So I stuff a clean rag below the pump and regularly inspect it for salt crystals. If the rag is dark in colour the salt shows up, otherwise one can taste it for salt. When the dripping starts the rag will absorb the water and dry from the heat of the engine before any damage is done. This is the moment to service or change the pump. If you ignore the drips then sure enough it will end up getting worse and damaging the alternator.  By the way, getting that alternator off is bloody business literally.

 

Nick locked down in the UK whilst

 

Amelia AML 54-019 is in Leros Gr.

On 9 Feb 2021, at 18:41, Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

 


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

 

Mark,

We used The Marine Shop when we were in NZ and gave them our 2-year forward-looking plan including our destinations after departing NZ which included Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, etc. When we paid the premium everything was fine. About 6 months later when we were in Malaysia, the underwriter changed their mind about covering us for our previously disclosed route and we had to scramble to get insurance and a survey for insurance. To this day, I am not sure who dropped the ball, but I know that we were 100% straight forward in our disclosures. Possibly ours was an unusual case...I do not know. I believe that contractually they had the right to do this to us, but under the circumstances, we were disappointed because we never expected this.

Bill

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


On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 12:27 AM JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:
Hi Mark

I’m using them

My email is johnhayes862@... 

Can’t see your personal email maybe you would like to email me direct

Best
John Hayes 
Nga Waka sn91
Wellington nz


On 11/02/2021, at 4:25 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I recently received a quote from The Marine Shop Ltd (New Zealand) for primary coverage of our Amel. It is underwritten 100% by Great Lakes Insurance SE who has an A+ rating on Ambest.

 

I am wondering if anyone has any experiences to share about either of these companies. In order to comply with group rules, it you wish to send me a private email, please do.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

Jarek Zemlo
 

Hi,
finally I decided for SPADE and it fits without any modifications.

Jarek
NOA BLUE


Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

Dominique Sery
 

Hello,
In Greece, at anchor with strong winds, I skidded several times with the anchor provided by Amel (Wasi 30 kgs), I then replaced it by a Rocna 55 kgs which fits perfectly in the bow fitting.
Perfect hold tested up to 50 knots of wind at anchor.
No regrets, I sleep much better!
Dominique
Irko A54#16 currently Kilada Greece


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Scott SV Tengah
 

Teun - do you have any photos of that setup? Which pump did they use?

I think it would be easier on the Onan since I believe it's constant RPM regardless of load, so presumably that means the original Sherwood water pump outputs at a fixed flow rate. Find an electric pump that outputs the same and you're set.

The D3, regardless of revision, has a belt driven water pump that will output more water at 2800rpm than 700rpm. Outputting the max all the time may have unintended consequences and of course outputting the minimum may lead to overheating or worse.

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 7:49 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

FWIW:

 

Although not the water pump on my D3 110H but my A54 has an @ time of construction AMEL yard installed separate electric water pump for the ONAN genset and removed the impeller completely.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In Storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

February 10, 2021 11:47:39

 

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 Germain Jean-Pierre via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 09:34
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

A friend owns a large trawler and he had identical problems with his water pump. He circumvented the problem by removing the drive belt and the internals of the unit and replaced it with an electric pump wired into the battery charge alternator. 

 

Surely, some of the smart owners here could design a system which will work on 54’s equipped with Volvo D30... 

 

A lateral thought ...

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007,  NZ. 

 

 



On 10 Feb 2021, at 21:31, ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:



My little trick

 

We all agree it is daft that the 12v alternator is located directly below the raw water pump. It is a question of when not if it starts to leek as the lip seal eventually wears a groove in the shaft, but we are where we are.

The good news is that it will start to drip very slowly. So I stuff a clean rag below the pump and regularly inspect it for salt crystals. If the rag is dark in colour the salt shows up, otherwise one can taste it for salt. When the dripping starts the rag will absorb the water and dry from the heat of the engine before any damage is done. This is the moment to service or change the pump. If you ignore the drips then sure enough it will end up getting worse and damaging the alternator.  By the way, getting that alternator off is bloody business literally.

 

Nick locked down in the UK whilst

 

Amelia AML 54-019 is in Leros Gr.

On 9 Feb 2021, at 18:41, Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

 


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

JOHN HAYES
 

Hi Mark

I’m using them

My email is johnhayes862@... 

Can’t see your personal email maybe you would like to email me direct

Best
John Hayes 
Nga Waka sn91
Wellington nz


On 11/02/2021, at 4:25 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I recently received a quote from The Marine Shop Ltd (New Zealand) for primary coverage of our Amel. It is underwritten 100% by Great Lakes Insurance SE who has an A+ rating on Ambest.

 

I am wondering if anyone has any experiences to share about either of these companies. In order to comply with group rules, it you wish to send me a private email, please do.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

Mark Erdos
 

I recently received a quote from The Marine Shop Ltd (New Zealand) for primary coverage of our Amel. It is underwritten 100% by Great Lakes Insurance SE who has an A+ rating on Ambest.

 

I am wondering if anyone has any experiences to share about either of these companies. In order to comply with group rules, it you wish to send me a private email, please do.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Teun BAAS
 

FWIW:

 

Although not the water pump on my D3 110H but my A54 has an @ time of construction AMEL yard installed separate electric water pump for the ONAN genset and removed the impeller completely.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In Storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

February 10, 2021 11:47:39

 

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 Germain Jean-Pierre via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 09:34
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

A friend owns a large trawler and he had identical problems with his water pump. He circumvented the problem by removing the drive belt and the internals of the unit and replaced it with an electric pump wired into the battery charge alternator. 

 

Surely, some of the smart owners here could design a system which will work on 54’s equipped with Volvo D30... 

 

A lateral thought ...

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007,  NZ. 

 

 



On 10 Feb 2021, at 21:31, ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:



My little trick

 

We all agree it is daft that the 12v alternator is located directly below the raw water pump. It is a question of when not if it starts to leek as the lip seal eventually wears a groove in the shaft, but we are where we are.

The good news is that it will start to drip very slowly. So I stuff a clean rag below the pump and regularly inspect it for salt crystals. If the rag is dark in colour the salt shows up, otherwise one can taste it for salt. When the dripping starts the rag will absorb the water and dry from the heat of the engine before any damage is done. This is the moment to service or change the pump. If you ignore the drips then sure enough it will end up getting worse and damaging the alternator.  By the way, getting that alternator off is bloody business literally.

 

Nick locked down in the UK whilst

 

Amelia AML 54-019 is in Leros Gr.

On 9 Feb 2021, at 18:41, Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

 


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

Richard May
 

Hi Brian,

I know your post on curtains is 7+ years old but I am looking for some advice on fabric selection. Sailrite recommends using an acrylic fabric like Sunbrella. Did you use that type? Did you use a UV liner as well? I am worried about the weight of the curtains creating too much bunching behind the fans and sconces, especially in the aft cabin but want the curtains to be long lasting. How are your curtains holding up? Any advice you have would be much appreciated :)

Richard and I just took delivery of Super Maramu hull #477. It looks like the original curtains from 2005 throughout the interior. It looks/feels to me that the original curtains are a cotton/poly blend with a canvas type, possibly UV liner. The liners of the curtains are rotting so I am looking at redoing all the curtains. 

Best regards,

Kathy May
SV Avogato


Re: Maramu Curtains For $100 + Shipping

 


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


On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 11:42 AM Richard May via groups.io <airwisrich2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Jer,

I know your post is pretty old but I am wondering why you decided to go with Sunbrella fabric on the old blue curtains and if you went with Sunbrella fabric on the new beige curtains? Did you line the curtains with a UV fabric? How are they holding up? Richard and I just took delivery of Super Maramu hull #477. It looks like the original curtains from 2005 throughout the interior. The liners of the curtains are rotting so I am looking at redoing all the curtains. Any advice you have would be much appreciated :)

Best regards,

Kathy May
SV Avogato


Re: Maramu Curtains For $100 + Shipping

Richard May
 

Hi Jer,

I know your post is pretty old but I am wondering why you decided to go with Sunbrella fabric on the old blue curtains and if you went with Sunbrella fabric on the new beige curtains? Did you line the curtains with a UV fabric? How are they holding up? Richard and I just took delivery of Super Maramu hull #477. It looks like the original curtains from 2005 throughout the interior. The liners of the curtains are rotting so I am looking at redoing all the curtains. Any advice you have would be much appreciated :)

Best regards,

Kathy May
SV Avogato


Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

Karen Smith
 

We would suggest that no sailor EVER woke up at 02:00 as a squall rolled through the anchorage and worried that their anchor was too big...

Our boat came to us with a 40kg Rocna as the primary anchor, we increased that to a 47 kg Mantus and would never go back. If I could have figured out a way to fit a 55kg anchor I probably would have used that!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA



Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

A friend owns a large trawler and he had identical problems with his water pump. He circumvented the problem by removing the drive belt and the internals of the unit and replaced it with an electric pump wired into the battery charge alternator. 

Surely, some of the smart owners here could design a system which will work on 54’s equipped with Volvo D30... 

A lateral thought ...

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007,  NZ. 




On 10 Feb 2021, at 21:31, ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:


My little trick

We all agree it is daft that the 12v alternator is located directly below the raw water pump. It is a question of when not if it starts to leek as the lip seal eventually wears a groove in the shaft, but we are where we are.
The good news is that it will start to drip very slowly. So I stuff a clean rag below the pump and regularly inspect it for salt crystals. If the rag is dark in colour the salt shows up, otherwise one can taste it for salt. When the dripping starts the rag will absorb the water and dry from the heat of the engine before any damage is done. This is the moment to service or change the pump. If you ignore the drips then sure enough it will end up getting worse and damaging the alternator.  By the way, getting that alternator off is bloody business literally.

Nick locked down in the UK whilst
 
Amelia AML 54-019 is in Leros Gr.
On 9 Feb 2021, at 18:41, Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life

On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144


Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

VICTOR MOLERO
 

It took no more than an hour. You just need the tool. See pic.
image.png


Re: Propeller recommendation

Karen Smith
 

Having driven Super Maramus with both MaxProps and AutoProps, I find little noticeable difference under most conditions from the helm.  I know that theoretically the Autoprop is more efficient while motor sailing, but within the (admittedly very coarse) ruler of the dipstick measuring liters/day of fuel used I have not been able to measure a difference. I have also never seen the significant increase in boat speed at the same RPM that Burton claims in their advertising over a feathering prop, which has me question the whole assumption of greatly improved efficiency.

The one place where there is a difference while under power is in reverse.  On a Super Maramu, the AutoProp has more prop walk than the MaxProp. Neither one has prop walk that is difficult to manage with the bow thruster, but the stern slides distinctly more to port with the AutoProp. It's not at all clear to me why there should be a difference, and it is not a  difference which would make me chose one over the other, but it is there.

While sailing in light winds, at low boat speeds, the MaxProp is going to have a lower drag--but most Amel owners don't sail extensively in those conditions so that is likely an academic argument. Both will be dramatically better in this regard than a fixed prop.

The AutoProp has a reputation for being more sensitive to low levels of fouling, so might need more routine cleaning, but on the other hand you don't have to fully disassemble it to service the propshaft seal like you do the MaxProp.  So net-net the amount of service work is likely similar, just of a different flavor.

In short, if they were priced the same, and there were no installation issues, I'd likely consider them a wash.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Very nice !

Thank you for this valuable information.
Could you also tell me if this modification is difficult to do and if it requires particular skills.
It took you how many hours of work to make it.
Thank you again for this precious information

JL MERTZ

CottonBay

SM316


Le 10/02/2021 à 17:00, VICTOR MOLERO a écrit :

Hello. I bought and installed the Ultra 45 kg. See pictures, and let me know if you need any more information.
Victor 
SM314 Alendoy


Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Hello. I bought and installed the Ultra 45 kg. See pictures, and let me know if you need any more information.
Victor 
SM314 Alendoy

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