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Drogues, parachutes and spare sails?

edmund_steele
 

Does anyone have any experience with or comments regarding the use of
drogues and parachutes for severe conditions? Several authors have
stated their preference for drogues but the Pardeys in their
book "Storm Tactics" seem to prefer a parachute off the bow.
Hopefully none of us will ever need either but what do Amel users
carry?



My second question regards "spare sails". I do have an ATF
storm jib
for severe conditions but do Amel users carry any spare sails (Genoa,
Main or Mizzen) on long passages or just rely on Amel to send a
replacement of a non-repairable sail at the next port of call?



Ed Steele

"DoodleBug" #SM331


(No subject)

Roy A. Duddy, Esq. <rduddy.duddylawoffices@...>
 

I purchased an Amel Sharki hull #123 last year. It has a Perkins 108 diesel
installed. The starboard upper alternator has worn out. It apparently had
been rebuilt previously and needs to be replaced. What type/manufacturer
would you suggest to replace it? I don't have any specifications and the
identification plates have been painted. Thank you for your assistance.


Roy Duddy

Duddy Law Offices
175 Route 101
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-8500
603-472-7333 Fax
rduddy.duddylawoffices@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

Daniel R. Scoggin
 

Hi Bryon, wish I could help, you are ahead of us in the process. We are not
taking delivery until Nov. and will be making our policy effective on the
disposal date early in Oct. We were just happy to find coverage for the two
of us at a reasonable price.
If I learn more I will be sure and share it, Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: sailslady@... [mailto:sailslady@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 9:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance


Hi DAn:

Boy your email to the Amel group is timely for me. I am in the midst of
renewing my policy that expires 9/24.

I am negotiating with Al Golden and International Marine Insurance Services.
What can you tell me about their service as regards getting binders quickly
after you have sent in your deposit? How long before you got your typed
policy after you sent in your deposit?

Anything else you care to share might be helpful.

Thanks

Byron Henderson
SAILSLADY Hull #340


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

sailslady@...
 

Hi DAn:

Boy your email to the Amel group is timely for me. I am in the midst of renewing my policy that expires 9/24.

I am negotiating with Al Golden and International Marine Insurance Services. What can you tell me about their service as regards getting binders quickly after you have sent in your deposit? How long before you got your typed policy after you sent in your deposit?

Anything else you care to share might be helpful.

Thanks

Byron Henderson
SAILSLADY Hull #340


Hydraulic Leak in SM 2000 Alma Libre

Dimitris <dkra@...>
 

Dear All,
I faced a problem with the SM 2000 Alma Libre which I want to
share with you just in case you have the same problem in the future.
We were motor sailing with 8 Knots and suddenly the boat started to
slow down and the motor started to increase rpm. Immediately I
reduced the throttle and opened the engine room which was messed
with red colour Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF).
The problem started from a leak between the hydraulic gear box and
the valve of the shaft break. I was able to locate the leak and
stop it but I could not use the motor as the quantity of ATF I had
with me was not sufficient and I was afraid that by using the motor
without enough ATF I could damage the hydraulic gear box . In the
mean time I spoke with the Technical department in Amel and they
advised me to unscrew the large screw in the back of the shaft break
cylinder in order to disable the break as it needs a lot of
hydraulic pressure to be disengaged when you start the engine and I
continued by sails ( 9 hours) until the next port to find and fill
the gear box ATF. So carry with you at least 3 Litters of ATF it
may be necessary in case of a leak.


Insurance

danscoggin <danscoggin@...>
 

I want to thank everyone who responded to my request for help. My
research discovered that Lloyds companies are expensive and more
importantly had crew requirements that were problimatic for the
cruising couple. The company in La Rochelle cannot insure U. S.
flagged vessels due to our terrorism laws. Finally I found a company
that will insure a crusing couple (crew of two) at a resonable price.
Contact info: International Marine Insurance Services
Phone 800 541-4647--410 643-8330
FAX 410 643-8331
E-Mail "mail@..."
I spoke with Al Golden. The underwriter is Markel American Insurance,
a company that has had a good deal of success developing niche
markets such as this one.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] standing rigging

amelforme
 

HI David,

This is a perfect example of the "not invented here syndrome". If the
critic didn't invent it, it can't possibly be of any good. With all of
Amel's unique features, I see this a lot. Your surveyor and rigger are
wrong, and perhaps shortsighted.

Ten year old standing rigging that has spent most of it's life in the
tropics is ripe for replacement. Use NEW everything including pins,
turnbuckles, cotter pins..everything. Have a piece of the old rigging
tested to destruction. The results may shock you. Use Norseman or Staloc
end fittings.l

The Amel pole system is delightful, safe, and easy to employ during trade
wind sailing. The pole supports should be removed annually during your
comprehensive annual rigging inspection (you do inspect every inch of your
rig at least once a year, right?) and then re-installed carefully. Don't
over tighten them and they won't cause a problem. Folks who have trouble
with these pole supports usually don't remove them for inspection and just
keep tightening them, eventually crushing the 1 x 19 stainless wire.

My somewhat arrogant response to those who tell me a well proven Amel
concept "just won't work" (not invented here) is to tell them thanks but no
thanks in regard to their future services. There are over 1000 Amel boats
sailing today with the Amel pole system. 'Nuff said

I hope this is helpful

Joel F. Potter, 53' Super Maramu Millennium #400

CC: Olivier Beaute

-----Original Message-----
From: davidlambertsen [mailto:no_reply@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 6:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] standing rigging


Dear Amel Group,

I am considering replacing the standing rigging on my 1989 Maramu.
My surveyor and rigger have advised me that the stainless steel brace
for the genoa pole causes damage to the shrouds for the main mast.
They say that the stainless steel brace should be eliminated and the
Amel genoa pole should be replaced with a conventional whisker pole.
This would prevent the crevice corrosion and bending of the shrouds.
While it makes sense to keep the shrouds free of attachments, the
Amel genoa pole is an excellent device and I like it.

Have any of you experienced problems with this brace and the standing
rigging. Deterioration of the shrouds? Bending of the shrouds?
Failure? Has the stainless steel brace been improved to prevent
problems? Have you eliminated this pole? How do you protect the
shrouds?

I would appreciate the thoughts of Amel owners, Chantiers Amel, and
Joel Potter. Thank you.

David Lambertsen, s/v Have Fun! Maramu 258


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standing rigging

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

Dear Amel Group,

I am considering replacing the standing rigging on my 1989 Maramu.
My surveyor and rigger have advised me that the stainless steel brace
for the genoa pole causes damage to the shrouds for the main mast.
They say that the stainless steel brace should be eliminated and the
Amel genoa pole should be replaced with a conventional whisker pole.
This would prevent the crevice corrosion and bending of the shrouds.
While it makes sense to keep the shrouds free of attachments, the
Amel genoa pole is an excellent device and I like it.

Have any of you experienced problems with this brace and the standing
rigging. Deterioration of the shrouds? Bending of the shrouds?
Failure? Has the stainless steel brace been improved to prevent
problems? Have you eliminated this pole? How do you protect the
shrouds?

I would appreciate the thoughts of Amel owners, Chantiers Amel, and
Joel Potter. Thank you.

David Lambertsen, s/v Have Fun! Maramu 258


SeaTrial/Survey

rossirossix4 <equinoxsolstice@...>
 

I am in the process of buying a 1993 Amel Santorin and will have it
surveyed and seatrialed next week. Because it is over 10 years old
I will probably also have a rigging survey conducted. Does anyone
have any advice regarding any special systems or issues to check
during this process? It has a Perkins Prima M-50 engine with 1700
hours. Thanks.

Bob


Re: [Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Insurance]

Jerry and Catherine Trimm <pfm53@...>
 

We recently brought our Amel to Antigua from the Med and had to find another
carrier, and found Offshore Risk Management to be the most cost effective.
Haven't had a claim, so I can't say how they will be in the long run, but
their rates are not too bad, and they cover us throughout the Caribbean and
the US.

Jerry Trimm

"John Martin" <jjmartin24@...> wrote:

I recently contacted Allain de Lassee and they indicated they do not insure
yachts flagged in the US.
John Martin


----- Original Message -----
From: Philippe Guyot
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 3:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Insurance


Jim,
Try Allain de Lassee Assurances Martimes La Rochelle
assmardelassee@... Tel +33 5 46 45 46 45. They provide worlwide
cover
without any crew restriction.
Philippe
Baligand
----- Original Message -----
From: "jjwiggin02" <no_reply@...>
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 7:18 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Insurance


> --- In amelyachtowners@..., "danscoggin" <danscoggin@y...>
> wrote:
> > Hi, I am taking delivery of hull #430 Nov. 17th. I am in the process
> > of shopping for insurance. The Lauderdale broker Joel suggested says
> > that his carriers require three or more crew for offshore passages.
> > Does anyone know a good carrier that insures couples making offshore
> > passages?
> >
> > Thanks, Dan
>
> You might want to try Offshore Risk Management at 305-743-7711 or
> 800-773-0105.
> I have heard of problems with Bluewater, but am not sure of their
> present status. They did have an "affiliation" with SSCA which they
> no longer have.
>
> Jim Wiggin
>
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Insurance

John Martin <jjmartin24@...>
 

I recently contacted Allain de Lassee and they indicated they do not insure yachts flagged in the US.
John Martin

----- Original Message -----
From: Philippe Guyot
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 3:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Insurance


Jim,
Try Allain de Lassee Assurances Martimes La Rochelle
assmardelassee@... Tel +33 5 46 45 46 45. They provide worlwide cover
without any crew restriction.
Philippe
Baligand
----- Original Message -----
From: "jjwiggin02" <no_reply@...>
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 7:18 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Insurance


> --- In amelyachtowners@..., "danscoggin" <danscoggin@y...>
> wrote:
> > Hi, I am taking delivery of hull #430 Nov. 17th. I am in the process
> > of shopping for insurance. The Lauderdale broker Joel suggested says
> > that his carriers require three or more crew for offshore passages.
> > Does anyone know a good carrier that insures couples making offshore
> > passages?
> >
> > Thanks, Dan
>
> You might want to try Offshore Risk Management at 305-743-7711 or
> 800-773-0105.
> I have heard of problems with Bluewater, but am not sure of their
> present status. They did have an "affiliation" with SSCA which they
> no longer have.
>
> Jim Wiggin
>
>
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Insurance

Philippe Guyot <baligand@...>
 

Jim,
Try Allain de Lassee Assurances Martimes La Rochelle
assmardelassee@... Tel +33 5 46 45 46 45. They provide worlwide cover
without any crew restriction.
Philippe
Baligand

----- Original Message -----
From: "jjwiggin02" <no_reply@...>
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 7:18 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Insurance


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "danscoggin" <danscoggin@y...>
wrote:
Hi, I am taking delivery of hull #430 Nov. 17th. I am in the process
of shopping for insurance. The Lauderdale broker Joel suggested says
that his carriers require three or more crew for offshore passages.
Does anyone know a good carrier that insures couples making offshore
passages?

Thanks, Dan
You might want to try Offshore Risk Management at 305-743-7711 or
800-773-0105.
I have heard of problems with Bluewater, but am not sure of their
present status. They did have an "affiliation" with SSCA which they
no longer have.

Jim Wiggin



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Re: Insurance

jjwiggin02 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "danscoggin" <danscoggin@y...>
wrote:
Hi, I am taking delivery of hull #430 Nov. 17th. I am in the process
of shopping for insurance. The Lauderdale broker Joel suggested says
that his carriers require three or more crew for offshore passages.
Does anyone know a good carrier that insures couples making offshore
passages?

Thanks, Dan
You might want to try Offshore Risk Management at 305-743-7711 or
800-773-0105.
I have heard of problems with Bluewater, but am not sure of their
present status. They did have an "affiliation" with SSCA which they
no longer have.

Jim Wiggin


Maramu Insurance

Horst Pause <horst@...>
 

Ian,

I am about to finalise the purchase of a Maramu and am looking to insure her. Could
you let me have details about the company, my search of the web came up with so
much information that it became incomprehensible.

Thank you.

Horst Pause

On 3 Jul 2003 at 8:46, Ian Shepherd wrote:

' My Apologies to all and to Assurance Maritime. When I sent the following, I made
' a mistake with the maths. The insurance premium is not 1.27% but 0.783%, which
' is very competitive these days. It is an excellent deal. They have extended my
' Northerly latitude to include Prins Christianssund Sound in Greenland, without
' charge.
'
' I did query the rather low southerly latitude limit, and they said that this
' was to exclude the passage down the east side of South Africa around Capes
' Agulas and Hope. However, they did say that an extension is possible. I hope so
' as New Zealand is very much on my list!
'
' Previously Sent:
'
' "Assurance Maritime in La Rochelle came up with world wide cover from 60N to 30S
' at 1.27% with a 0.4% deductible. This is a special deal for Amel owners only and
' is known as the "Prestige Amel" contract. Contact is Monsieur Alain de Lassee at
' assmardelassee@... "
'
' Ian Shepherd SM #414 "Crusader"
'


Re: Insurance

Zanareva
 

Dan,

Seven Seas Cruising Association has a number of insurers listed on
their web site. In particular, Bluewater has insured quite a few
members in the past. Check out more at: http://ssca.org/insrlink.htm

Also, the Dashews (who have many miles sailing doublehanded their 60
footer (Sundeer) and 80 footer (Beowulf) were asked about insurance.
Here's what they said in their web site http://www.setsail.com:

"How do you get insurance to sail as a couple on BEOWULF? I have
friends with a Tayana 52 in Hawaii, who are now kind of stranded
because their Lloyds policy requires four crew and the other couple
(the guy actually) wimped while they were all headed for NZ. Or do
you sail bare (which is what I am doing right now as a
singlehander)? -Lesley"
"Hi Lesley: Our policy allows us to sail with just two. It is
written with Cigna, and our agent is Paul Itel at Serve
Underwriters. Paul's number is 805-730-7370/800-537-3738. I know the
availability varies with boat size, equipment, and the experience of
the crew. Good luck--Steve Dashew"

Best regards,

Richard Tate
SM "Spice"


Insurance

danscoggin <danscoggin@...>
 

Hi, I am taking delivery of hull #430 Nov. 17th. I am in the process
of shopping for insurance. The Lauderdale broker Joel suggested says
that his carriers require three or more crew for offshore passages.
Does anyone know a good carrier that insures couples making offshore
passages?

Thanks, Dan


Refitted Amel Maramu for Sale

chrisonaero <chrissonaltd@...>
 

Completely refitted Maramu for sale. For details visit:
http://www.downeycorporation.com
Click on Marine
Click on Amel Maramu

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information:
Phone 802-388-3514 office
Phone 802-343-3614 mobile


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo Turbos

Jay Jones <selector6501@...>
 

Ian
You are welcome, no sense letting that dog bite
everyone. If I remeber right, in the manual we had it
mentioned this requirment in 1 line with no warnings,
and yes its not really that hard just needs attention
to detail. I dont think its peculiar to volvos though.
I have seen the same thing happen to other makes (VW)
of belt timed deisel engines. I believe it is a
material limitation of the belt.
Good luck and pleasent sailing.

Jay
--- Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...>
wrote:
Thanks, Jay.As I write I am actually in England,
returning to Ecuador in a
few weeks.I have bought my spare cam belt and my
local Volvo agent here
reckons he can teach me to swap it myself.Your
experience makes sure I will
pay very close attention to what he says! Ian
Jenkins


From: Jay Jones <selector6501@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo Turbos
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 05:13:39 -0700 (PDT)

Mr Jenkins
I can not add enough weight to what Joel said about
the Cam Belt, so let me relate a story.
We run 6 generators with this type of motor, all of
them failed from 1050 hours-1370 hours due to cam
belt
failure(change of service contract long story). the
least damage done was one generator simply bent all
the valve stems so we got away with simply
replacing
all the valves. One engine was a total loss and 2
required complete rebuilds, the other 2 were
somewhere
in between.
Admittedly these engines have been runnining
against
the stops for their whole lives because they were
right sized for a smaller project however do you
really want a cam belt failure when you are
desperately seeking all the revs you can get.
It could be worth your while to throw away the 300
hours or so and replace the belt before you go, if
there is the slightest possibility you will exceed
the
1000 hours.
By the way now that we know about the cam belt
sensitivity we have not had another problem with
these
motors and they are going on 7 years old.

Jay P Jones
--- Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...>
wrote:
Dear Joel, Thanks for your advice. That's
good to
know, because they
don't put these things in the Volvo
manuals.Thanks
also for the tip on the
cam belt.By the time we have done 1000 hours we
expect to be in Southern
Chile--not a Volvo agent in sight there, but if
it's
of any comfort to
anyone else , Volvo do a workshop manual in
Spanish
and if I find a good
mechanic down there I'll post the news as I'm
sure
everyone will be in a
rush to join us....it's only about 3,000 miles
up
wind and Humbolt current
from our present berth in Ecuador...
All the best, Ian


From: "Joel F. Potter" <jfpottercys@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo Turbos
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 02:29:08 -0400

Hello Ian,

Joel Potter here. The turbo boost pop-off
valve
really needs A LOT of
requested power to function. To check:

1. Go about 3-4 KTS in reverse
2. Gently go to neutral, then forward to
idle
speed.
3. Wait 3 seconds then wide open throttle
in
forward. WIDE OPEN.

You will see the rod move ever so briefly. The
engine is governed and you
will never get into the boost limit in cruise
power
conditions. Only when
asking for more than you should, like at
avoiding a
crash. Hope this
helps.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter, Hull #400

P.S. Change your cam belt every 1000 hours.
Trust
me, this is important.
-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy Jenkins
[mailto:ianjudyjenkins@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 1:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo Turbos




I have SM 302 with the Volvo/Perkins TMD22p.
No
complaints after 800
hours,
other than replacing the key switch and the
engine hour meter and rev
counter, both at crazy Volvo prices.Power
output
is fine and I take care
to
open up the revs every few hours to ensure
the
Turbo is properly
exercised.
When the revs are high and the turbo is
really
being used there is a
pressure control valve that opens up if the
turbo pressure gets too
high.As
I understand it the rod attached to this
valve
moves back against the
resistance of a spring.I have been advised
to
move this rod back
manually
from time to time ( with engine switched
off) to
ensure that it is free
moving and it has always been free when I
have
moved it.
However, when I use full revs there is no
discernible movement on this
rod
(
possibly 1/2 mm but it's difficult to guage
when
the engine is flat
out).It
has been suggested to me that as Amel
govern
the output to 60hp the
turbo
pressure doesnt reach the point where the
valve
opens.( this wouldn't
prevent the turbo from working ok as mine
seems
to be)
Has anyone any experience to suggest that
the
rod should or should not
be
seen to move at full revs, and if it does
move
is this a momentary and
occasional movement or should the the valve
be
seen to stay open above
certain revs?
Ian Jenkins

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New web site for Amel

Dimitris <dkra@...>
 

There is a new site for Amel. The address is the same www.amel.fr
but the content really looks good it was necessary for such a good
boat....

Regards and Fair winds
SM 2000
Alma Libre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo Turbos

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks, Jay.As I write I am actually in England, returning to Ecuador in a few weeks.I have bought my spare cam belt and my local Volvo agent here reckons he can teach me to swap it myself.Your experience makes sure I will pay very close attention to what he says! Ian Jenkins


From: Jay Jones <selector6501@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo Turbos
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2003 05:13:39 -0700 (PDT)

Mr Jenkins
I can not add enough weight to what Joel said about
the Cam Belt, so let me relate a story.
We run 6 generators with this type of motor, all of
them failed from 1050 hours-1370 hours due to cam belt
failure(change of service contract long story). the
least damage done was one generator simply bent all
the valve stems so we got away with simply replacing
all the valves. One engine was a total loss and 2
required complete rebuilds, the other 2 were somewhere
in between.
Admittedly these engines have been runnining against
the stops for their whole lives because they were
right sized for a smaller project however do you
really want a cam belt failure when you are
desperately seeking all the revs you can get.
It could be worth your while to throw away the 300
hours or so and replace the belt before you go, if
there is the slightest possibility you will exceed the
1000 hours.
By the way now that we know about the cam belt
sensitivity we have not had another problem with these
motors and they are going on 7 years old.

Jay P Jones
--- Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...>
wrote:
Dear Joel, Thanks for your advice. That's good to
know, because they
don't put these things in the Volvo manuals.Thanks
also for the tip on the
cam belt.By the time we have done 1000 hours we
expect to be in Southern
Chile--not a Volvo agent in sight there, but if it's
of any comfort to
anyone else , Volvo do a workshop manual in Spanish
and if I find a good
mechanic down there I'll post the news as I'm sure
everyone will be in a
rush to join us....it's only about 3,000 miles up
wind and Humbolt current
from our present berth in Ecuador...
All the best, Ian


From: "Joel F. Potter" <jfpottercys@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo Turbos
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 02:29:08 -0400

Hello Ian,

Joel Potter here. The turbo boost pop-off valve
really needs A LOT of
requested power to function. To check:

1. Go about 3-4 KTS in reverse
2. Gently go to neutral, then forward to idle
speed.
3. Wait 3 seconds then wide open throttle in
forward. WIDE OPEN.

You will see the rod move ever so briefly. The
engine is governed and you
will never get into the boost limit in cruise power
conditions. Only when
asking for more than you should, like at avoiding a
crash. Hope this
helps.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter, Hull #400

P.S. Change your cam belt every 1000 hours. Trust
me, this is important.
-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy Jenkins
[mailto:ianjudyjenkins@...]
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 1:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo Turbos




I have SM 302 with the Volvo/Perkins TMD22p. No
complaints after 800
hours,
other than replacing the key switch and the
engine hour meter and rev
counter, both at crazy Volvo prices.Power output
is fine and I take care
to
open up the revs every few hours to ensure the
Turbo is properly
exercised.
When the revs are high and the turbo is really
being used there is a
pressure control valve that opens up if the
turbo pressure gets too
high.As
I understand it the rod attached to this valve
moves back against the
resistance of a spring.I have been advised to
move this rod back
manually
from time to time ( with engine switched off) to
ensure that it is free
moving and it has always been free when I have
moved it.
However, when I use full revs there is no
discernible movement on this
rod
(
possibly 1/2 mm but it's difficult to guage when
the engine is flat
out).It
has been suggested to me that as Amel govern
the output to 60hp the
turbo
pressure doesnt reach the point where the valve
opens.( this wouldn't
prevent the turbo from working ok as mine seems
to be)
Has anyone any experience to suggest that the
rod should or should not
be
seen to move at full revs, and if it does move
is this a momentary and
occasional movement or should the the valve be
seen to stay open above
certain revs?
Ian Jenkins

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