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locked Re: Engine troubles in Sardegna

Kimberly Bunch
 

Thanks James for your help also! Here is the info on our engine... It's actually made in Pakistan! Surprising!

serial number GA00270V38990G.. So  GA=4.154, V=Pakistan, G=1980

Thanks also for reminding us to check the pump we order will come with a gasket. Nothing worse than a missing gasket!

We'd really appreciate your contact info in Arbatax. 

Thanks again,

Kimberly


locked Re: Engine troubles in Sardegna

Kimberly Bunch
 

Thank you Danny for your reply. We did check that it wasn't any of the hoses or clips, etc first.

We've found a hole in the fresh water pump ( see photo below) and now it's a struggle to get the nuts and bolts off to remove it. We're in the process of trying to find a replacement pump of the right model. What should be easy is made complicated by the fact that it's 40 years old, the nuts are rusty and we've tried heating them, WD40 and brute force. Only a couple of them have budged...


Re: Small Fire in LED light - Forward Head - see word attachment

Paul Harries
 

Could these work?

RKURCK 3 Amps Thermal Circuit Breakers 125/250V AC 32V DC Push Button Manual Reset Overload Protector Switch 3A 2 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B083Q55YHP/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_R9GCM4FQ8YW4J63FTTRG

--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: Looking fir Resources in Ft Lauderdale

Ian Townsend
 

Start with Stuart Dodd of Global Marine.

stu4boats@...


Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
SM153

On Jun 7, 2022, at 8:41 AM, Tony Elliott <tonye@...> wrote:

Hi all,

I am looking for some trusted resources in the Ft Lauderdale area for a few service. I have been in contact with a few people related to these areas but am not getting good results.

1). I need a good, trustworthy marine diesel mechanic
2). A canvas expert for dodger/bimini work.
3). Someone other than Nance and Underwood for sail inspection, cleaning and repair.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions;

Tony
SM#443, Grand Cru


Looking fir Resources in Ft Lauderdale

Tony Elliott
 

Hi all,

I am looking for some trusted resources in the Ft Lauderdale area for a few service. I have been in contact with a few people related to these areas but am not getting good results.

1). I need a good, trustworthy marine diesel mechanic
2). A canvas expert for dodger/bimini work.
3). Someone other than Nance and Underwood for sail inspection, cleaning and repair.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions;

Tony
SM#443, Grand Cru


Re: A54 Furler wiring

Ruslan Osmonov
 

Hi Mohammad, I believe those are heat protectors. 

Take a look at this thread. 
https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topic/91136114#63435


--
Fair winds
Ruslan Osmonov
Phanthom, A54 #44


A54 Furler wiring

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi, looking to find out the exact function of the attached that is wired in line before the main solenoids that activate the main Furler and outhaul motors. We were having issues with both motors. We traced the problem to these units and after using the supplied fuses to bypass them, all problems were solved. Thank you.

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Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B kokomo
A54 #099


Re: Saloon 9eh Climma Air Conditioner replacement

Arno Luijten
 
Edited

By now I don’t have any Climma unit anymore. The saloon and aft units are now Frigomar inverter units and the front one was replaced just before I bought the boat by a Webasto.
Functionally the Frigomars are vastly superior. Like with domestic A/C they use variable compressor speeds and are more silent, more energy efficient and have no startup current surge. Full disclosure: the saloon version did break down because of a failing power-supply board. This was replaced under warranty though.
I find the way they operate after initial cool-down much less intrusive then the Climma or the Webasto. As you can expect, they are more expensive. Replacement in the existing space is a bit finicky but doable. The one in the back needs the most work as the saltwater pipes need to be modified with a elbow.
The Webasto is cheap but I don’t like it. It’s noisy and the fan is made out of painted steel, rusting very quickly because of the condensation of the cooled air. It is made very basically and that could mean it is more reliable. But we use the A/C in the back the most and that has worked flawlessly so I’m prepared to believe the failure of the saloon A/C is just bad luck. We have a 10kBTU aft, a 16kBTU in the saloon and a 9kBTU in the front.

Cheers,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
Currently at the Azores


Re: Small Fire in LED light - Forward Head - see word attachment

Dean Gillies
 

And when you are adding that new fuse-holder + fuse don't forget to follow the Amel protocol of zipping a spare fuse to the cable nearby. If you do this then it is (almost) guaranteed that the fuse will never fail! 
--
Dean Gillies
SV Stella *****,  Amel 54-154


Re: Saloon 9eh Climma Air Conditioner replacement

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Eric,

Hope all is well.

As my Climma units die, I have been replacing them with Webasto FCF Platinum units. I am very happy with these. My oldest Webasto unit is 2 years old. The plumbing for seawater is the same size and the units are plug and play. It includes the control panel, so this is an additional savings. The units appear to be well-made.

One of the key selling points for me was the cooling water requirements (GPH). It is much lower than Dometic requirements and as you know the Amel moves the same water through all 3 units, so it is good not to have a finicky unit that will shut down. Also, they are less expensive.

https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1&id=3050595

Hope this helps.


With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us


On 6/6/2022 3:44 PM, Eric Freedman wrote:

Has anyone replaced the Climma compact 9eh unit in the saloon?

I replaced the aft cabin one with a Dometic, but it will not fit under the seat in the saloon.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 


Saloon 9eh Climma Air Conditioner replacement

Eric Freedman
 

Has anyone replaced the Climma compact 9eh unit in the saloon?

I replaced the aft cabin one with a Dometic, but it will not fit under the seat in the saloon.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 


Re: Ladybug leaving Martinique for Newport, RI

Eric Freedman
 

Hi Miles,

I had 4 great crewmembers this trip. All new to an Amel.

Did you check with OPO?

Kindest Regards,

Eric

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Monday, June 06, 2022 11:34 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Ladybug leaving Martinique for Newport, RI

 

Hello again all,

After several delays,  Ladybug will be sailing from Martinique to Newport, RI.  I plan to leave Martinique on the 10th or 11th of June, and I would like one or two more crew persons. This will be the seventh time that I have done the Martinique/Newport sail.  If you would like to join me on this voyage, please send an email tp milesbid at gmail.com.

Miles

S/Y Ladybug,,SM 216,  le Marin, Martinique


Re: SM Genoa Furler question

karkauai
 

Kristy had not had those bushings since I got her 12 years ago.  There seem to be no oscillations nor I'll effects on the swage or cable.
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: How to change the veneer on the companionway without removing the dodger

Eric Freedman
 

I used a laminate possibly Formica named patten named teak.

I put it on with contact cement.

Make sure to wax it to prevent the sun from bleaching out the color.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Doug Smith via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2022 5:00 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] How to change the veneer on the companionway without removing the dodger

 

Thanks Eric,

Did you use any specific type of adhesive to get the laminate to attach, or did you just use the adhesive that was already in place on the laminate and not add any other adhesive?

Doug Smith,

Aventura A-54-113

Hilton Head SC

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eric Freedman
Sent: Friday, June 3, 2022 5:44 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] How to change the veneer on the companionway without removing the dodger

 

Hi,

Here is how I did it.

It is easy. It is important clamp guide rails to the door, so the router stays level while removing the veneer.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Alex Lomakin via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:51 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] How to change the veneer on the companionway without removing the dodger

 

Dear all,
Following your advice, I have unscrewed the stopper, lifted the washboard to the highest point, stripped off the left-overs of the delaminated veneer and found the underlying plywood in OK-ish, but not exactly perfect condition. So the jury is out deciding what to do next: try to save this board or make a brand new one…
Once the job is done one way or another, I would let you know.
Thank you very much to all of you for your help.
Sincerely,
Alex


Re: SM Genoa Furler question

 

Referring to the SM genoa furler. 

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 Mon, Jun 6, 2022, 11:06 Marc and Patricia Skipwith <skipiousmaximus@...> wrote:

Hello Bill,

 

What Amel are you referring to?

 

Sincerely

 

Marc Skipwith

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Bill Kinney
Sent: Thursday, June 2, 2022 9:00 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] SM Genoa Furler question

 

As we were re-assembling our furler with the Amel Martinique team, my understanding was they thought these bushings were very important.  It seems to me they would be, otherwise the inside of the furling drum  would rub on the swage, and be off-center from the weight of the furling motor. There would be a significant bending stress on the whole system where the foil attaches to the furling drum.

Unfortunately, we got all that together before we thought to measure, so I'm afraid I can't help with dimensions.  From a materials standpoint, either Delrin or UHMWPE would seem an excellent choice. If you need one pair, it would be just as cheap to make 10, and have a lifetime supply.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Le Marin, Martinique


Re: A54 Black Water tank hoses replacement

 

Did you read the document?

Before that step is cutting/chipping away the fiberglass resin at the bottom of the valve and loosening the clamps. 

Then unscrew the valve. 

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 Mon, Jun 6, 2022, 11:08 Ruslan Osmonov <rosmonov@...> wrote:
Now with the image. 

Bill, I'm not sure what do you mean by unscrew the valve. It seems laminated in place. 
so while the hose is heated it will be more flexible and I can bend it to stick both ends? 


--
Fair winds
Ruslan Osmonov
Phanthom, A54 #44


Re: shaft brake too loose

Alan Leslie
 

"drill a hole in the forward calliper where the piston engages it. Get a bolt and 2 nuts and tap the drilled hole with the same thread. Put one nut on the bolt and then thread the bolt through the caliper until the nut is tight against the piston.  Weld the nut onto the caliper. Remove the bolt and add the second nut as a locking nut and reassemble.  This way I would be able to adjust the pressure on the piston in the future to account for wear that kept the brake from holding."


I did almost exactly that, but no welding, just drilled a hole in the caliper, tapped it, put a nut on a bolt and threaded the bolt into the hole. Adjusted everything so it all worked and did up the locking nut on the outside of the caliper to hold it in place. It's been like that for 6 years and I have never had to adjust it, There's still plenty of meat on the brake pads, and even though I bought a new set of pads from Maud, I'm not going to change them out until the current pads are worn out.


Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


locked Re: Engine troubles in Sardegna

James Alton
 

Daniel,

   While the truck radiator cap that I found in Sardinia seemed to work ok I wanted to be sure that I had the correct one, So when I had more time I bought two radiator caps that were for the Bowman exhaust manifold and one of those caps is being used on the engine.  You are correct about stamping.   I just took a look and the cap is stamped on the bottom showing  7 lbs. 

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno
Maramu 220


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...>
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Sent: Mon, Jun 6, 2022 10:43 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mayday! Engine troubles in Sardegna

James, do you know the pressure rating for the cap? Sometimes the caps that fit comes with different pressure relief ratings.  So it would be good to know the pressure rating to be looking for. It's usually stamped on the cap. 

Best regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM #387


On Sun, Jun 5, 2022, 7:58 AM James Alton via groups.io <lokiyawl2=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Kimberly,

   I agree with Danny that this should not be a difficult job to correct.  As suggested the first step is to figure out where the leak is.  You can fill the cooling system with plain water initially to do your leak checking so that you are not adding more coolant to the bilge.  After correcting the leak you will need to drain the system and refill with 50/50 antifreeze and water.  ( I always use distilled water but it can be hard to find in your location)   If you find that the fresh water cooling pump is leaking,  it is an easy change out.  I changed ours preemptively without much hassle.   Be sure that your replacement pump comes with a gasket!   More than likely the leakage is a hose or a connection somewhere.  If you don't find the problem on the engine itself, check the hot water heater loop and hoses which carry coolant.  I There are two 4.154 engines and not all parts are interchangeable.  I think that the freshwater cooling pump is interchangeable between the two models but ask to be sure.  Your  engine number will show whether you have the English or the Japanese Series 200 model.  You can also ID the engine by the type of injection pump it has.  My primary contacts for Sardinia are in Arbatax which is South of you.  

   I am guessing that you are talking about the cooling system cap breaking?  If so we found a replacement in Sardinia after some searching, it fit some model of a truck. The actual coolant tank and exhaust manifold should be by Bowman.  You can PM me if you think I can help further.

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Marmaris, Turkey


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io; Kimberly Bunch via groups.io <kimberlybunch=yahoo.co.nz@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 5, 2022 12:09 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mayday! Engine troubles in Sardegna

Hi Kimberly. All the cooling fluid in the bilge? Check all hoses and hose connections, simple stuff. Connections to the heat exchanger. I would doubt it is a pump failure. Hoses do split, particularly when they are old. Hose clips can rust and hoses come off, O rings get old and fail.
Fill the coolant tank, run the engine sitting in the engine room and see where the coolant is leaking from. I recently had a coolant hose come off on my genset engine. Fortunately I saw the coolant sloshing around where it shouldn't be so it was no big deal/
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
On 05/06/2022 20:28 Kimberly Bunch via groups.io <kimberlybunch=yahoo.co.nz@groups.io> wrote:


Hi all,

We have the Maramu #98 1981 with the infamous, invincible "Mr Perkins" engine, 4.154 M. Well, he's overheated on us  ( the alarm didn't sound and luckily my husband just happened tobe looking at the temperature gauge next to the helm). After replacing the cooling fluid, and motoring a short time to get to safety, the next day all the coolant had drained into the bilge! 

We think it's probably the water pump in the cooling system that needs to be replaced. My husband is planning to order another water pump from Perkins suppliers in the UK and have it shipped to us here in Olbia, Italy. Then he'll attempt to refit it correctly. He's not an engine mechanic and we are a bit worried to ask someone here to do it, knowing that there are very few mechanics working with Perkins motors at all.

So, I am asking for any advice that will help us do the job please. Or if anyone has a mechanic they know in Olbia or nearby in Sardegna ( long shot I know!)

Also, the cover for the place where you add the coolant has just broken! Does anyone know of someone who has replaced their engine but kept parts like this? 

We are so disappointed as we are midway on our trip from France to Greece 😥 any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
Kimberly SV Kujira Maramu #98


 





Re: A54 Black Water tank hoses replacement

Ruslan Osmonov
 

It permeates the poop smell and you can smell it in forward cabin and head. Here you cannot discharge black water tank, only pump out, so as you can imagine all solids come down and stay in that hose.

--
Fair winds
Ruslan Osmonov
Phanthom, A54 #44


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All,

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

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