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Re: Whangerei, New Zealand recommendations?

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Hi Scott,

I have a lot of experience based in Opua/Bay of Islands and can recommend a few businesses related to your projects in case you stay up here. I'm sure others can give better tips regarding the Whangarei area (usually pronounced fuhng-uh-ray). I haven't heard of any issues at the Norsand boatyard except the tornado that ripped through in June 2020 - obviously that's out of their control. They do use a trailer/slipway method vs a travel lift. The yard is also unsealed. At least four other SuperMaramus have used Riverside Drive Marina in Whangarei (further up the river) for their haul outs recently (Quetzal, Pitu, Glazig, Perigee). It's closer to the town center but further from the marine industrial area where Norsand is located. Perhaps they can comment on their experiences.

Business I recommend in Opua:
BOI Marina boatyard or Bluefix can do bottom work - sanding, painting, etc. I'm not sure about the particle blasting tho
Opua Boat Builders or Bluefix for hardtop
Cater Marine is an excellent source for anything marine - if they don't have it in stock, they can get it in and will price match
Cam from TransMarine for anything electrical
Matt Randell from Marine Solutions Northland for engine/mechanical (motor mounts)
I know you didn't mention it, but there's also a great rigger up here that has recently done rig replacements on several Amels (including a 54). His name is Paul "Buddha" Smith from NZ Yacht Services.

Happy to discuss more and look forward to seeing you guys get here!

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
NZ


On Wed, Jun 22, 2022, 12:43 PM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Hi all,

We're headed to New Zealand this Austral Summer and have a load of projects to get done. I know some of you are from NZ and many of you have been there, so I'm hoping to get some recommendations for the following projects:

1) Strip hull to gelcoat and repaint. It seems that in NZ, soda blasting is less common than sand blasting. I'd also like to get the cast iron ballast stripped and recoated. We also want to raise the waterline.

2) Building a hard top for our A54
After this thread, I'm seriously contemplating having a hard top added. The current favored design is something similar to Soleil Bleu
https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topic/hardtop_for_amel_54/75406304?p=Created%2C%2C%2C20%2C1%2C0%2C0&jump=1

3) Replace motor mounts. Two bolts have broken on our motor mounts so the motor will need to be lifted and the remaining studs drilled out.

4) Acrylic window replacement

5) Solar electrical. We want to add more rigid solar on top of the new hard top. 

Currently, we have an appointment for haul out at Norsand boatyard and they're mostly an "open boatyard" except for boatbuilding and painting. For projects requiring those tradesmen, we will need to use Norsand. If Norsand is not a good choice, I'm happy to switch boatyards.

Thanks in advance!
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah, currently Tahiti, preparing for passage to Fiji
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Hi Team,

The three seals are 45x65x8 double lip seals as supplied by Amel.

The bronze wearing out bushing is custom. Most prop shafts and therefore inner diameter of the bronze bushing are 40mm, mine is 35mm. The outer diameter, where the shaft seals ride, is 45mm.

The o-ring inside the bushing is generic (mine is nitrile/buna 2x35mm). Most are 40mm in diameter to match the 40mm prop shaft.

Regarding oil type, I can share what was told to me directly by Amel in November 2021:
"The recommended oil for the C-drive is 15W40 and you need 8 liters. It is not recommended to use a thicker oil on this system. It is true that there are some confusing discussions about this issue especially on the different social networks."

My C-drive is the older aluminum style unit, which is different from the one in the original photo of this thread and the majority of Amel C-drives out there (which are iron).

When in doubt, ask sav@... directly. Share photos of the parts. Be polite and say something pleasant before starting into your questions and parts requests.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
NZ


On Wed, Jun 22, 2022, 1:01 PM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:
Michael
the wearing bushing doesnt have a part number. The seals have their dimensions around its outer face. I can get those numbers for you next time I am on the boat but if you are getting the wearing bush from Amel they will provide the correct seals

Kind Regards
Danny  SM 299 Ocean Pearl
On 22/06/2022 12:43 Michael Stuben <stuben@...> wrote:


[Edited Message Follows]

Does anyone have the actual part numbers of what I need?

On my boat is a decal next to the reservoir of the C Drive.  That is labeled with SEA 85-90.  When I bought the boat a jug of GL5 gear oil was included.  
I was about to research what the discrepancy is because i was also reading that some use motor oil and some seem to use gear oil.
--
Michael SM078
Currently Tahiti French Polynesia


Re: Onan generator does not start

karkauai
 

I found a similar blown fuse on Loca Lola's Onan this winter, it was tucked under the port side of the engine where I couldn't see it.  I found it when I couldn't find any power to the start relay in the control box upper aft end of the engine where all the relays are.
I think their vintage may be similar to Shenanigans.

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Michael
the wearing bushing doesnt have a part number. The seals have their dimensions around its outer face. I can get those numbers for you next time I am on the boat but if you are getting the wearing bush from Amel they will provide the correct seals

Kind Regards
Danny  SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 22/06/2022 12:43 Michael Stuben <stuben@...> wrote:


[Edited Message Follows]

Does anyone have the actual part numbers of what I need?

On my boat is a decal next to the reservoir of the C Drive.  That is labeled with SEA 85-90.  When I bought the boat a jug of GL5 gear oil was included.  
I was about to research what the discrepancy is because i was also reading that some use motor oil and some seem to use gear oil.
--
Michael SM078
Currently Tahiti French Polynesia


Re: C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

Eric Freedman
 

Ps,

Amel usually has the bearing and seals in stock and arrive in the USA in 3 days after ordering.

The install of the bearing and seals is very simple and has been written up many times

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Eric Freedman via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:34 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

 

Hi Michael,

You just must ask for the wearing out bearing and the 3 lip seals for the “C” drive.

They will know what you are looking for. Are you using Gear oil or 15- 40 oil?

 

If the oil is not milky then I would not worry. Just keep adding Gear oil until you can change the seals and bearing.

I do it every other year when I haul Kimberlite for a paint job.

The seals and bearing are shown in the photo above just forward of the prop.

 

I would suggest ordering anything else you might need in the future as the FedEx is costly.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:06 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io; Michael Stuben <stuben@...>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

 

Hi Michael, seal are seals and available at any engineering supply company. However when you change the seals you also need to replace the wearing bushing available from Amel. I did once get one turned by a local engineer for about the same price as Amel and it was fine.
Kind regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 22/06/2022 11:49 Michael Stuben <stuben@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello group;
My SM is losing a little bit of oil from the C Drive every week.  I can see occasionally the expected oil film on the water which obviously isn't good.  Water does not seem to enter the drive, oil looks clean and has not creamy foam.  I did email Amel in France about the 3 seals and bushing.  The responds after 10 days was "send us pictures of the parts" and I think there got to be a better solution.  I can't really haul out, remove the seals and wait a month or 2 on the hard until the new seals arrive.  That sounds pretty expensive.  Specially since this is a waer part that requires replacement on regular intervals.

Does anyone know the part numbers I need?  I bought frequently seals and bearings from 3rd party suppliers before but I like to stick to the Amel / OEM parts for this. The seals are really the least expensive thing here, the haul out and related stuff is where the money will go anyway.  I believe I need 3 seals plus a bushing.  I would prefer to order that to my US address.  

 #078 with hull number 0030017SM78 build in 1992
Looks like the cast iron version C Drive



I can order the parts in the US and look for a yard in Tahiti for the install.  Any recommendations are appreciated.

--
Michael Andreas - Maya SM078
Currently Tahiti French Polynesia


Re: C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Michael. forgot to say that when ordering any parts from Amel a photo is your best way of ensuring the correct part is dispatched which is why they request it. While our descriptions may seem clear to us they may sow confusion in translation.
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 22/06/2022 12:33 Eric Freedman <kimberlite.ef@...> wrote:


Hi Michael,

You just must ask for the wearing out bearing and the 3 lip seals for the “C” drive.

They will know what you are looking for. Are you using Gear oil or 15- 40 oil?

 

If the oil is not milky then I would not worry. Just keep adding Gear oil until you can change the seals and bearing.

I do it every other year when I haul Kimberlite for a paint job.

The seals and bearing are shown in the photo above just forward of the prop.

 

I would suggest ordering anything else you might need in the future as the FedEx is costly.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376


 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:06 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io; Michael Stuben <stuben@...>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu


Hi Michael, seal are seals and available at any engineering supply company. However when you change the seals you also need to replace the wearing bushing available from Amel. I did once get one turned by a local engineer for about the same price as Amel and it was fine.
Kind regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 22/06/2022 11:49 Michael Stuben <stuben@...> wrote:



Hello group;
My SM is losing a little bit of oil from the C Drive every week.  I can see occasionally the expected oil film on the water which obviously isn't good.  Water does not seem to enter the drive, oil looks clean and has not creamy foam.  I did email Amel in France about the 3 seals and bushing.  The responds after 10 days was "send us pictures of the parts" and I think there got to be a better solution.  I can't really haul out, remove the seals and wait a month or 2 on the hard until the new seals arrive.  That sounds pretty expensive.  Specially since this is a waer part that requires replacement on regular intervals.

Does anyone know the part numbers I need?  I bought frequently seals and bearings from 3rd party suppliers before but I like to stick to the Amel / OEM parts for this. The seals are really the least expensive thing here, the haul out and related stuff is where the money will go anyway.  I believe I need 3 seals plus a bushing.  I would prefer to order that to my US address.  

 #078 with hull number 0030017SM78 build in 1992
Looks like the cast iron version C Drive



I can order the parts in the US and look for a yard in Tahiti for the install.  Any recommendations are appreciated.

--
Michael Andreas - Maya SM078
Currently Tahiti French Polynesia



Whangerei, New Zealand recommendations?

Scott SV Tengah
 

Hi all,

We're headed to New Zealand this Austral Summer and have a load of projects to get done. I know some of you are from NZ and many of you have been there, so I'm hoping to get some recommendations for the following projects:

1) Strip hull to gelcoat and repaint. It seems that in NZ, soda blasting is less common than sand blasting. I'd also like to get the cast iron ballast stripped and recoated. We also want to raise the waterline.

2) Building a hard top for our A54
After this thread, I'm seriously contemplating having a hard top added. The current favored design is something similar to Soleil Bleu
https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topic/hardtop_for_amel_54/75406304?p=Created%2C%2C%2C20%2C1%2C0%2C0&jump=1

3) Replace motor mounts. Two bolts have broken on our motor mounts so the motor will need to be lifted and the remaining studs drilled out.

4) Acrylic window replacement

5) Solar electrical. We want to add more rigid solar on top of the new hard top. 

Currently, we have an appointment for haul out at Norsand boatyard and they're mostly an "open boatyard" except for boatbuilding and painting. For projects requiring those tradesmen, we will need to use Norsand. If Norsand is not a good choice, I'm happy to switch boatyards.

Thanks in advance!
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah, currently Tahiti, preparing for passage to Fiji
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

Andreas Stuben
 
Edited

Does anyone have the actual part numbers of what I need?
I used Eric's picture and circled the seals as reference for Amel.

My boat has a big French decal next to the reservoir of the C Drive.  Someone labeled that later with SAE 85-90 in black permanent marker.  When I bought the boat a jug of GL5 gear oil was included.  
I was about to research what the discrepancy is because i was also reading that some use motor oil and some seem to use gear oil.

--
Michael SM078
Currently Tahiti French Polynesia


Re: C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

Eric Freedman
 

Hi Michael,

You just must ask for the wearing out bearing and the 3 lip seals for the “C” drive.

They will know what you are looking for. Are you using Gear oil or 15- 40 oil?

 

If the oil is not milky then I would not worry. Just keep adding Gear oil until you can change the seals and bearing.

I do it every other year when I haul Kimberlite for a paint job.

The seals and bearing are shown in the photo above just forward of the prop.

 

I would suggest ordering anything else you might need in the future as the FedEx is costly.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 8:06 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io; Michael Stuben <stuben@...>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

 

Hi Michael, seal are seals and available at any engineering supply company. However when you change the seals you also need to replace the wearing bushing available from Amel. I did once get one turned by a local engineer for about the same price as Amel and it was fine.
Kind regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 22/06/2022 11:49 Michael Stuben <stuben@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello group;
My SM is losing a little bit of oil from the C Drive every week.  I can see occasionally the expected oil film on the water which obviously isn't good.  Water does not seem to enter the drive, oil looks clean and has not creamy foam.  I did email Amel in France about the 3 seals and bushing.  The responds after 10 days was "send us pictures of the parts" and I think there got to be a better solution.  I can't really haul out, remove the seals and wait a month or 2 on the hard until the new seals arrive.  That sounds pretty expensive.  Specially since this is a waer part that requires replacement on regular intervals.

Does anyone know the part numbers I need?  I bought frequently seals and bearings from 3rd party suppliers before but I like to stick to the Amel / OEM parts for this. The seals are really the least expensive thing here, the haul out and related stuff is where the money will go anyway.  I believe I need 3 seals plus a bushing.  I would prefer to order that to my US address.  

 #078 with hull number 0030017SM78 build in 1992
Looks like the cast iron version C Drive



I can order the parts in the US and look for a yard in Tahiti for the install.  Any recommendations are appreciated.

--
Michael Andreas - Maya SM078
Currently Tahiti French Polynesia


Re: C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Michael, seal are seals and available at any engineering supply company. However when you change the seals you also need to replace the wearing bushing available from Amel. I did once get one turned by a local engineer for about the same price as Amel and it was fine.
Kind regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 22/06/2022 11:49 Michael Stuben <stuben@...> wrote:


Hello group;
My SM is losing a little bit of oil from the C Drive every week.  I can see occasionally the expected oil film on the water which obviously isn't good.  Water does not seem to enter the drive, oil looks clean and has not creamy foam.  I did email Amel in France about the 3 seals and bushing.  The responds after 10 days was "send us pictures of the parts" and I think there got to be a better solution.  I can't really haul out, remove the seals and wait a month or 2 on the hard until the new seals arrive.  That sounds pretty expensive.  Specially since this is a waer part that requires replacement on regular intervals.

Does anyone know the part numbers I need?  I bought frequently seals and bearings from 3rd party suppliers before but I like to stick to the Amel / OEM parts for this. The seals are really the least expensive thing here, the haul out and related stuff is where the money will go anyway.  I believe I need 3 seals plus a bushing.  I would prefer to order that to my US address.  

 #078 with hull number 0030017SM78 build in 1992
Looks like the cast iron version C Drive



I can order the parts in the US and look for a yard in Tahiti for the install.  Any recommendations are appreciated.

--
Michael Andreas - Maya SM078
Currently Tahiti French Polynesia


C Drive lower prop shaft seals for 1992 Super Maramu

Andreas Stuben
 

Hello group;
My SM is losing a little bit of oil from the C Drive every week.  I can see occasionally the expected oil film on the water which obviously isn't good.  Water does not seem to enter the drive, oil looks clean and has not creamy foam.  I did email Amel in France about the 3 seals and bushing.  The responds after 10 days was "send us pictures of the parts" and I think there got to be a better solution.  I can't really haul out, remove the seals and wait a month or 2 on the hard until the new seals arrive.  That sounds pretty expensive.  Specially since this is a waer part that requires replacement on regular intervals.

Does anyone know the part numbers I need?  I bought frequently seals and bearings from 3rd party suppliers before but I like to stick to the Amel / OEM parts for this. The seals are really the least expensive thing here, the haul out and related stuff is where the money will go anyway.  I believe I need 3 seals plus a bushing.  I would prefer to order that to my US address.  

 #078 with hull number 0030017SM78 build in 1992
Looks like the cast iron version C Drive



I can order the parts in the US and look for a yard in Tahiti for the install.  Any recommendations are appreciated.

--
Michael Andreas - Maya SM078
Currently Tahiti French Polynesia


Re: Santorin mast height and ICW

Eric Meury
 

Yes I have taken my Santorin Down The ICW from norfolk - morehead   -  (did not do dismal swamp) - only issue i had was the alligator river swing bridge but that is because i didn't listen to the admiral (wife)    There are a few other places that you will have to do high tide

St Mary's Georgia - all the way to lake worth.  Again there are places to plan for the tide for the depth.  

We never had an issue with mast height.  

I don't know about any other areas.     

Based upon our experience, doing the ICW from norfolk to morehead and then anchoring in Cape Lookout is worth it once or twice.  this part of the ICW is enjoyable and a few of the towns are nice to stop at.  We anchored near Elizabeth city for almost a week because the bridges were out because of high water. - so if you are on a schedule much can go wrong.

ST marys is a great inlet on the east coast.  Going south from here St Augustine is also with doing once or twice.  - past that isn't much fun except to see a rocket launch.    We only went all the way to lake worth once because the mother inlaw was with us.  The santorin can fit under the bridge at stuart florida and we grabbed a ball there when our son was a few months old (he learned to walk here)

I see you are a potential amel buyer -  We sold our santorin this january and it is a great platform.  

As far as inside of the Keys and south of miami i did hit bottom in my cheoy lee that was 3.7 draft   -   I was 19 or 20 at the time. and well let's just leave it at that.
 


On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 1:43 PM Paul Harries via groups.io <Pharries=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Has anyone taken a Santorin down the ICW along the East coast of US? Were there any problem bridges?
--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: Onan generator does not start

Eric Freedman
 

Roland,

The solenoid looks like a Valeo solenoid Amel uses to ground the block on the propulsion engine.  What makes it different from other isolated solenoids is that it has a rubber button on top to close the solenoid. Did you try pressing the rubber button and try to start the generator engine? . If it works then you can take the solenoid apart and clean the contacts.

Also check the wiring connections.

 

If the engine works with the solenoid button depressed and you can’t fix it, you can get an isolated starter solenoid at any auto parts store. They run about $20- US.

 

The only difference is that the they do not have the rubber button.

I keep one as a spare as it is used on my engine.

Onan went to a regular solenoid as I previously mentioned on later model generators.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 1:49 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan generator does not start

 

If original, it is very old and you will suffer from parts availability.

 

I do not have anyone to recommend, but I am sure that there are good generator mechanics nearby.

 

Bill



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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

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On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 11:43 AM Roland Mueller <rolimueller@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Thanks for the hints.

Our Onan generator is model 6.5MDKOP, Serial No 1943230900, Spec 174C:

 

Your picture of the solenoid looks different to ours:

 

The generator is likely the original given the high number of operating hours.

 

The fault reset breaker and the DC control breaker are in proper position, the generator cannot get started either directly at the control panel nor by the remote switch in the pantry. 

There is no 12V voltage at the control unit, and that would lead me to this mysterious fuse. In the electrical drawings of the generator, the 30A fuse is shown. But we cannot find it.

Of course, there could be other reasons like a faulty PCB, but the visual inspection of it doesn't show anything unusual.

 

Do you know an Onan technician in Genua/Italy? I've been rerouted from Onan UK to Onan Italy (+39 025 165 581), but this number seems unattended.

 

We are definitely at the end of our knowledge to solve the issue.

 

Regards,

Roland

SM 150 Aventura

Genua/Italy

 


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:29 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan generator does not start

 

Roland,

 

I want to remind you and Ian of what I say too often. Just because 1 SM has something installed, doesn't mean they all do. I do not believe the fuse that Ian has is Onan or Amel installed.

 

We do not know the Onan model installed in your Amel because you did not state the model number of the Onan. It could be original or may have been replaced.

 

Assuming that it is original which is probably MDKC/MDKD, there are two control panel breakers. This is the first thing to check. 

 

 

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What you can probably do: The next things you can check are the connections of the 12v cables including the battery, the connection block on the side of the Onan, and all of the connections on each of the solenoids used for starting, positive and negative. I suggest that you remove each connection, clean completely and use CorrosionX on the connection, then tighten completely:

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At this point, if you have not solved the issue, I suggest that you get an Onan technician onboard. There could be many possible issues including a weak battery, computer PCB, relays, solenoids, etc.

 

Good luck

 



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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

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On Thu, Jun 16, 2022 at 5:27 AM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

I don't have a photo. It's on the port side of the generator, low down. Hard to find. Trace back from the starter.

 

 

 

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Roland Mueller <rolimueller@...>

Date: 2022-06-16 2:26 a.m. (GMT-05:00)

Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan generator does not start

 

Hi Bill and Ian

 

Thanks for the hint. We’ve checked this circuit breaker already, and it’s on. It seems that the control unit doesn’t have 12v, although 12v are supplied to the generator. 

So, we try to find a the fuse, which should be there according to the electrical schema (as Ian suggested also).

We cannot find this inline fuse, even when opening the control unit. Where exactly is the inline fuse? Do you have a photo which shows its location?

We have the Onan MDKDP model, but our manuals are for MDKD.

 

Regards,

Roland 

SM 150, Aventura

currently Reggio di Calabria

 



On 15 Jun 2022, at 17:44, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:



Check out the wire with a spade connector that goes to the electronic fuel pump. Also, inspect the inline fuse to the starter hiding behind the unit. 

 

 

 

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...>

Date: 2022-06-15 11:06 a.m. (GMT-05:00)

Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan generator does not start

 

Roland,

Two days after we moved aboard our SM, we could not start the Onan, just as you described. The gear was new to us and we had not to opportunity to learn its tricks yet, so we contacted the previous owner, and asked him...

He knew right away what the issue was:  On the front of the Onan control panel in the engine room is a standard white toggle circuit breaker.  it is in a place that anyone working or moving in the engine room can easily bump it, and it immediately flips to "OFF" and nothing works.  In the next few years that has happened at least a half dozen times.  

If that's not it, then there are others, but if they fail it would be for a reason that would need to be investigated before replacing them.  Do you have the MDKD model?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Le Marin, Martinique


Re: Santorin mast height and ICW

Eric Freedman
 

25 Years ago, I took my Tartan 37 which draws 4 feet with the centerboard up

between Marathon key and Palm beach. We went aground 4 times in the channel.

I don’t believe the ICW depth has improved. I would skip it, unless you have someone on board with local knowledge.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Paul Harries via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 1:44 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Santorin mast height and ICW

 

Has anyone taken a Santorin down the ICW along the East coast of US? Were there any problem bridges?
--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: BOW THRUSTER .Replacement cover does not align

PAOLO CUNEO
 

Thanks Bill,
Certainly , I had already instructed the shop to use only the new parts in the kit (after all I am an attentive reader of your recommendations). With the exception of the plastic cover all the rest, according to the shop, was impeccable.
One point I forgot: some posts in the forum reported difficulties with the small steel dovel engaging the vertical shaft to the gear. I my case, the shop tells me that it was a very tight fit but, on end, a vigorous cleaning of the groove was sufficient.

Paolo Cuneo
SM 454 WHISPER

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Paolo Cuneo
SM 454 Whisper


Re: Onan generator does not start

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, That may be a bit confusing ,when I say behind the engine ,I assume, so mean if you are standing between the two engines facing the Onan it would be behind the engine ,on the port side of the engine and I would say about a foot aft of the front of the engine. It is a inline fuse,if it blown the engine will not turn over. This fuse may not be on other SMs ,I don't know about that. I will take a picture .
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River , Md.


Re: Onan generator does not start

Roland Mueller
 

Pat,

Thanks. Some pictures would be excellent.

Regards,
Roland 
SM 150 Aventura 
Genua, Italy 

On 21 Jun 2022, at 20:58, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Pat,

Please explain "behind the engine on the port side close to the front."


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

On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 1:17 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Years ago a few hours before departing for a trip to the Caribbean I discovered my Onan would not start . I had a mechanic come aboard and the first thing he did was to find and replace an inline fuse ,that I did not know existed. It is behind the engine on the port side close to the front . It may go to the starter . If you cannot find it let me know and I will go out to my boat and take some pictures.
Hope this helps,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Onan generator does not start

 

Pat,

Please explain "behind the engine on the port side close to the front."


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


On Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 1:17 PM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Years ago a few hours before departing for a trip to the Caribbean I discovered my Onan would not start . I had a mechanic come aboard and the first thing he did was to find and replace an inline fuse ,that I did not know existed. It is behind the engine on the port side close to the front . It may go to the starter . If you cannot find it let me know and I will go out to my boat and take some pictures.
Hope this helps,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Onan generator does not start

Patrick McAneny
 

Years ago a few hours before departing for a trip to the Caribbean I discovered my Onan would not start . I had a mechanic come aboard and the first thing he did was to find and replace an inline fuse ,that I did not know existed. It is behind the engine on the port side close to the front . It may go to the starter . If you cannot find it let me know and I will go out to my boat and take some pictures.
Hope this helps,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: Onan Mechanic in Gilbraltar

Patrick McAneny
 

Stu, It sounds like Chuck on Joy had contacted Bill as well and he gave them the same contact info. Thanks for getting back and the info.
Pat
SM Shenanigans

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