Date   

Re: Seacock for aft head

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, I thought it may not be NPT,that is why I asked.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigan


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Jul 24, 2021 1:42 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Seacock for aft head

Pat,
 
Not NPT.  It is 1 ¼” BSP
 
 
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 Patrick McAneny via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 3:36 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Seacock for aft head
 
I need to replace my seacock in the aft head ,could someone confirm the size I need ,I believe it to be 1 1/4" NPT , but not sure and I want to purchase it prior to taking the old one out ,as my boat is in the water.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans #123
Sassafras River, Md.


Re: There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Bob,

Thanks also to you for the suggestions and ideas. Really great, this forum, for these kind of issues 
I the mean time please know I used the springs as on DarNico which I visited earlier last year searching for my SM
It is simple and easy.
It works now fine with me too. Maybe an extra sliding lock pin on top later but for now will try this.
See also the message I send to DarNico with the photos

Far winds and safe sailing

Eric
sv Abayomi
SM 158
Rotterdam


Re: Seacock for aft head

Mark Erdos
 

Pat,

 

Not NPT.  It is 1 ¼” BSP

 

 

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 Patrick McAneny via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, July 24, 2021 3:36 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Seacock for aft head

 

I need to replace my seacock in the aft head ,could someone confirm the size I need ,I believe it to be 1 1/4" NPT , but not sure and I want to purchase it prior to taking the old one out ,as my boat is in the water.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans #123
Sassafras River, Md.


Re: There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

rossirossix4
 

I'm away from KAIMI so I cannot give you a photo but we have a rather large sliding bolt lock on the top inside corner of the companion way slide that was installed by the previous owner.  He also filled in the indentations with wood so the bar would not catch (but the spring idea to hold the bar out is a good idea)  The only time I tighten the black knobs is 1) when I am wanting to lock the door partially up, like when running in large seas or 2) when I leave the boat for an extended time--we also have the external stainless steel padlocks protection device and we use bolt cutter protected locks on those.

There are 2 grooves to fix the 90 bolt "handle" in the open or closed position.  BTW there is a similar massive bolt that allows you to bolt the rear stateroom door from the inside.

Anyway, I really like the bolt, it is strong, super quick, and you don't need to mess with cam locks, etc.  I will try to update this post in a month or two with a photo when I am aboard.

Bob, KAIMI SM429


Main hatch

Nicolas Klene
 

Eric 
I encourage you to try my system with the spring on the outside of the bar applying it against the frame !
it is very easy to open , just tilt the bottom of the bar out of the groove , and let it go down gently by gravity , with a little help retaining it .
To close it , raise it , and the springs will force it into the groove and hold it there !!
No need for any other locking mechanism , it suffise to it self , providing the tension of the spring is not too strong 
Kind regards 
Nicolas 

--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Seacock for aft head

Patrick McAneny
 

I need to replace my seacock in the aft head ,could someone confirm the size I need ,I believe it to be 1 1/4" NPT , but not sure and I want to purchase it prior to taking the old one out ,as my boat is in the water.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans #123
Sassafras River, Md.


Re: D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Dominique Sery
 

Totally agree with you, the seawater pump is really badly placed
Dominique


Re: D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Dean Gillies
 

HI Dominique,
Thanks for confirming that.  My solenoid does not have this button, but it is definitely faulty. I shorted across the main terminals and the engine now cranks but does not run. It turns over very slowly and the battery is struggling to hold the voltage up. I am now charging the battery.

I will order a new solenoid, and clean up all the terminals. The water pump over the top of the alternator and this solenoid is not a great layout!

Best regards
Dean
SV Stella A54-154


Re: D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Dominique Sery
 

The solenoid under the 12 v alternator 


Re: D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Dominique Sery
 

Yes, fitted on a D3-110.
There is a rubber push button under the Valeo that you can hold pushing trying to start. 

The push button make a manual contact between both big wires. If your engine starts when you make a manual contact, the solenoid has a problem.
You can remove it and open it (remove the two small screws and after remove the plastic cap) You can adjust the contact (there is a nut between two springs).
I did that last week.
The solenoid is under the 12 v alternator
Dominique


Re: feathering props for a mango

Hank rose
 

Thanks Bill, yes I know that the max prop can lock be locked for a purpose like driving a shaft alternator. However when paying many $$$ I wondered if there were other experiences out there. And indeed Autoprop is more complicated in design, and a little more $$$.

Hehehe, I have asked two prop repair places for a welding repair job, and both answers were an empathetically "no".


Re: D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Dean Gillies
 

Thanks Dominique,
Is this fitted to a D3-110?  The one I have on #154 seems to be a Volvo part, but I just can't see the part number.
It would be nice to know that it fits directly on the D3-110.

I'm going to short it out with a strap later this morning and try to get the engine started that way.

Best regards
Dean
SV Stella
A54-154


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Arno,
I now see that I'm not the only one who is thinking about this system.
Great topic for the forum.
Thanks for your reply. Another possible solution:) 
Will let the options settle in and choose one.

Rgrds
Eric
sv Abayomi
SM 158
Rotterdam


Re: D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Dominique Sery
 

Hello Dean,
it’s a Valeo CEY 14 (c3212)
Dominique
Irko A54#16


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Eric,

I made a modification earlier this year and so far I’m very happy with the result. I’m pretty sure the same could be done on a SM.

https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topic/82934896#58652

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: chain counter

Eric Freedman
 

Hi Bill,

Would you please send me a copy of the Amel drawing of the chain counter.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of william reynolds
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 7:01 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] chain counter

 

Does anyone have a good wiring schematic for the original Pochon Chain counter. I have the factory drawings which are not decipherable even if you read French.
I have 3 cables coming to the panel instrument and 2 of these go to a box above the sink labeled "Chain counter". .In this box is a terminal strip which connects the two cables from the panel and also there are 3 smaller cables with 3 wires each.  which connect in some form to the larger cables. One of these smaller cables comes from the constant power supply and one from the counter on the windless.  I can ring out the windless sensor and power supply but what the other cables are is a mystery.
The chain counter is hot all the time when then the power supply is on. This is a bad idea. Having a hot wire in the windless when you are underway and salt spray is flying is inviting corrosion. Needs a dedicated  off/of switch. 
Bill R
Cloudstreet SM2K 331


Re: forestay chainplate potential leak

Bryce Procter
 

I have the same problem. I also found the nut missing on the forward most bolt in the starboard locker so that is also worth checking. Its a good yoga workout trying to get a nut and washer back on unless you have have an orangutang as a friend, which made me wonder whether it had vibrated loose or left off by a lazy factory worker during manufacture. 


Re: There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

EricOpdeweegh
 

Thanks Eric,
I received a couple of options in various threads. 
Will see what works best for me.

Fair winds
Eric
Abayomi
SM158
Rotterdam


Re: There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

Eric Freedman
 

Eric,

Bill posted a couple of solutions instead of using the black knobs. I originally made the closures as per the drawing years ago from teak. They worked great. I then saw the metal ones I bought them and gave the teak ones away. . They also work well. However they are too long, are difficult to turn due to their length, and bang on the top of the side of the companionway steps. In retrospect, I should have stayed with the teak ones.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of EricOpdeweegh
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:25 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

 

Dear Eric,

Thank you very much for the photos, drawing and explanation.

This is what I was thinking to have seen on an other SM.

Will work on it.

Appreciate the effort 

 

Fair winds

Eric

Sm158 

Rotterdam 

 

 

Op 23 jul. 2021 om 06:25 heeft eric freedman <kimberlite@...> het volgende geschreven:



On the inboard side of the companionway there are two threaded bolts sticking out of it.

Sitting on each bolt is a piece of stiff plastic tubing inside of a coil spring in the first photo attached .

The locking bar of the companionway sits on these bolts,

When you tighten the black knob, it compresses the spring .

The spring allows the bar to move inboard when the black knob is released.

Please excuse my poor drawing.

The bar fits into a depression on the companionway rails.

To make my life easier I fabricated a pair of nylon blocks that fit as door stops so the door always lines up with the slot in the rails. I also purchased a pair of levers that make opening and closing the door easier.

Fair Winds

ERIC

Kimberlite Amel SM 376

 

<20210722_233716.jpg>

<20210723_000245.jpg>

<20210723_001620.jpg>


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

Eric Freedman
 

Hi Bill,

I do not have it backwards. The springs on my door closure do hold the bar away from the door surface. If you will note in my photo I also use came levers.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Bill Kinney
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:54 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cockpit door closing mechanism

 

Eric,

You seem to have it backwards.  The only "springs" in the system hold the bar OUT away from the notches on the track in a position that allows the slide to fall under gravity as Micheal has pictured and described.

To hold it up you must tighten the hand wheels which compress the bar into the notches.  Some boats have replaced these wheels with cam levers that work well to hold the door up without all the spinning.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Brunswich, GA

1521 - 1540 of 60638