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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Failed Dolphin Chargers

Eric Freedman
 

Did you try washing down the units with fresh water?

Use a lot of water and let them dry for days.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 11:09 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Failed Dolphin Chargers

 

 

My high pressure Dessalator hose burst yesterday and filled engine compartment with saltwater (ironically, I planned on replacing hoses next week).  The original Dolphin 50 and 30 amp chargers shut down.  The 50 amp displays a temp fault and the 30 amp a fuse fault.  I suspect they are toast but not sure.  Does anyone know a routine I can follow to trouble the units?  I am not sure where all the fuses are for the units but do know about the ceramic fuse in the 30 amp.  It looks fine.

 

What replacement units would you recommend?  I thought maybe a 100 amp Master
Volt unit but not sure my existing wiring would support the current? 

 

Any advise would be appreciated. With both units down, I need to move quickly.   I'm in the Virgin Islands so should be able to source an acceptable unit locally. 

 

Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM #347


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Failed Dolphin Chargers

yahoogroups@...
 

Good point. Spares and redundancy are important for those who plan large cruising areas, but are unnecessary for those that are near places where parts are readily available.

Bill
BeBe 387


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Failed Dolphin Chargers

Stephen Davis
 

I do have larger cable on the DC side, but in my case, it needed to be replace due to old age. I ended up using 1/0 cable, and ran the positive side through a large class T fuse. My boat is older, not an SM2000, and was probably not wired the same as yours from the factory. 

JP has an excellent point about redundancy, and I carry a spare Mastervolt 80 amp charger. It is an expensive spare, but I hate being stranded in far away places. 

Steve
Aloha Sm72


On Dec 27, 2015, at 12:36, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Steve.  By the way, did you need increase cable size with 100 amp charger or was original ok?

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Dec 27, 2015, at 12:58 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

I can't help you with the trouble shooting part, but we have the Mastervolt 24v/100-3 unit, and have found it to perform very well. Also, at least in the USA, customer service is excellent. 

We are in Fajardo, PR at the moment, but will be in the BVI some time in January. Hope we get to meet, and good luck trying to resurrect your old Dolphin chargers.

Regards,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Fajardo,PR



 


On Dec 27, 2015, at 08:09, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My high pressure Dessalator hose burst yesterday and filled engine compartment with saltwater (ironically, I planned on replacing hoses next week).  The original Dolphin 50 and 30 amp chargers shut down.  The 50 amp displays a temp fault and the 30 amp a fuse fault.  I suspect they are toast but not sure.  Does anyone know a routine I can follow to trouble the units?  I am not sure where all the fuses are for the units but do know about the ceramic fuse in the 30 amp.  It looks fine.


What replacement units would you recommend?  I thought maybe a 100 amp Master
Volt unit but not sure my existing wiring would support the current? 


Any advise would be appreciated. With both units down, I need to move quickly.   I'm in the Virgin Islands so should be able to source an acceptable unit locally. 


Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM #347


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Failed Dolphin Chargers

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Ben, 

Bad luck…. FWIW, I have both 50 and a 60 amp chargers and would not want to replace the redundancy they provide with a single unit…. but that is more personal preference than anything.

I am having new “proper” hoses made later in winter… too much cost involved when they fail!!

GL and Happy New Year.


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 27 Dec 2015, at 19:36, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Steve.  By the way, did you need increase cable size with 100 amp charger or was original ok?

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Dec 27, 2015, at 12:58 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

I can't help you with the trouble shooting part, but we have the Mastervolt 24v/100-3 unit, and have found it to perform very well. Also, at least in the USA, customer service is excellent. 

We are in Fajardo, PR at the moment, but will be in the BVI some time in January. Hope we get to meet, and good luck trying to resurrect your old Dolphin chargers.

Regards,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Fajardo,PR



 


On Dec 27, 2015, at 08:09, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My high pressure Dessalator hose burst yesterday and filled engine compartment with saltwater (ironically, I planned on replacing hoses next week).  The original Dolphin 50 and 30 amp chargers shut down.  The 50 amp displays a temp fault and the 30 amp a fuse fault.  I suspect they are toast but not sure.  Does anyone know a routine I can follow to trouble the units?  I am not sure where all the fuses are for the units but do know about the ceramic fuse in the 30 amp.  It looks fine.


What replacement units would you recommend?  I thought maybe a 100 amp Master
Volt unit but not sure my existing wiring would support the current? 


Any advise would be appreciated. With both units down, I need to move quickly.   I'm in the Virgin Islands so should be able to source an acceptable unit locally. 


Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM #347





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Failed Dolphin Chargers

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks Steve.  By the way, did you need increase cable size with 100 amp charger or was original ok?

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Dec 27, 2015, at 12:58 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Ben,

I can't help you with the trouble shooting part, but we have the Mastervolt 24v/100-3 unit, and have found it to perform very well. Also, at least in the USA, customer service is excellent. 

We are in Fajardo, PR at the moment, but will be in the BVI some time in January. Hope we get to meet, and good luck trying to resurrect your old Dolphin chargers.

Regards,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Fajardo,PR



 


On Dec 27, 2015, at 08:09, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My high pressure Dessalator hose burst yesterday and filled engine compartment with saltwater (ironically, I planned on replacing hoses next week).  The original Dolphin 50 and 30 amp chargers shut down.  The 50 amp displays a temp fault and the 30 amp a fuse fault.  I suspect they are toast but not sure.  Does anyone know a routine I can follow to trouble the units?  I am not sure where all the fuses are for the units but do know about the ceramic fuse in the 30 amp.  It looks fine.


What replacement units would you recommend?  I thought maybe a 100 amp Master
Volt unit but not sure my existing wiring would support the current? 


Any advise would be appreciated. With both units down, I need to move quickly.   I'm in the Virgin Islands so should be able to source an acceptable unit locally. 


Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM #347


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Failed Dolphin Chargers

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Ben,

I can't help you with the trouble shooting part, but we have the Mastervolt 24v/100-3 unit, and have found it to perform very well. Also, at least in the USA, customer service is excellent. 

We are in Fajardo, PR at the moment, but will be in the BVI some time in January. Hope we get to meet, and good luck trying to resurrect your old Dolphin chargers.

Regards,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Fajardo,PR



 


On Dec 27, 2015, at 08:09, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My high pressure Dessalator hose burst yesterday and filled engine compartment with saltwater (ironically, I planned on replacing hoses next week).  The original Dolphin 50 and 30 amp chargers shut down.  The 50 amp displays a temp fault and the 30 amp a fuse fault.  I suspect they are toast but not sure.  Does anyone know a routine I can follow to trouble the units?  I am not sure where all the fuses are for the units but do know about the ceramic fuse in the 30 amp.  It looks fine.


What replacement units would you recommend?  I thought maybe a 100 amp Master
Volt unit but not sure my existing wiring would support the current? 


Any advise would be appreciated. With both units down, I need to move quickly.   I'm in the Virgin Islands so should be able to source an acceptable unit locally. 


Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM #347


Failed Dolphin Chargers

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

My high pressure Dessalator hose burst yesterday and filled engine compartment with saltwater (ironically, I planned on replacing hoses next week).  The original Dolphin 50 and 30 amp chargers shut down.  The 50 amp displays a temp fault and the 30 amp a fuse fault.  I suspect they are toast but not sure.  Does anyone know a routine I can follow to trouble the units?  I am not sure where all the fuses are for the units but do know about the ceramic fuse in the 30 amp.  It looks fine.


What replacement units would you recommend?  I thought maybe a 100 amp Master
Volt unit but not sure my existing wiring would support the current? 


Any advise would be appreciated. With both units down, I need to move quickly.   I'm in the Virgin Islands so should be able to source an acceptable unit locally. 


Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM #347


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Washing powder or liquid washing soap for Thompson clothes washers in SM?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Thanks Bill, Allan & Jean-Pierre
That's what we love about this user group. Such fast and sage tested advice on even a simple matter such as which washing powder to use! The Captain had excellent foresight when insisting on making all models exactly the same for so many years! One can absolutely be sure that if a problem arises someone ahead of you has already worked it out and found a time tested solution.
Festive greetings to you all from a very hot and humid Brisbane.
Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332
Brisbane

On Sun, Dec 27, 2015 at 9:04 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Absolutely agree with that...use liquid detergent...and maximum two bottle caps...

Our Siemens washer has a huge detergent dispenser....much more than needed 
We soak our stuff in (nappy / diaper) prewash and then put it on the machine with minimum detergent for a sparkly clean wash 
Brilliant !
Cheers
Alan
Elyse 
SM 437




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Washing powder or liquid washing soap for Thompson clothes washers in SM?

Alan Leslie
 

Absolutely agree with that...use liquid detergent...and maximum two bottle caps...
Our Siemens washer has a huge detergent dispenser....much more than needed 
We soak our stuff in (nappy / diaper) prewash and then put it on the machine with minimum detergent for a sparkly clean wash 
Brilliant !
Cheers
Alan
Elyse 
SM 437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Washing powder or liquid washing soap for Thompson clothes washers in SM?

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Colin,

We changed from the half sized washer to a full sized Siemens installed in the former wet locker space.  Works a treat.

We use ONLY liquid washing detergents to avoid any particulate matter being sent to the “sewer”… our sewer is very clean as I had lots of “bilge pump” problems and ensured the hole was devoid of any muck.

You may want to check the “one way/duck bill/non return valves in your out line before doing anything else.

Good luck

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 27 Dec 2015, at 11:09, colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We used our on board washing machine for the first time recently using a common local brand of front loader washing powder and our bilge pump kept running unable to gain suction to empty the bilge. We turned it off and an hour of so later it happily pumped the bilge dry. No further problems until 3 days later after doing the washing again we had the same trouble and solution.


We will soon clean the bilge and check the pumps but though it worth checking the wisdom of the group to see if this problem could actually be linked to the type of clothes washing soap used, ie powder of low foam liquid solution?


Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332

Brisbane, Australia


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yahoogroups@...
 

Colin,

If there were a lot of suds, the pump could fill with air and develop an air block.

I would recommend using low suds liquid soap and never more than it calls for.

Back to your issue, I would bet big money that the pump hose is old and brittle and is sucking air where the hose meets the pump. If this hose has never been replaced, replace it now. Use some silicone grease on the hose barb on the pump and use two hose clamps.

CW Bill Rouse, Admiral (Hon) Texas Navy
Yacht BeBe
+1832-380-4970 Global Voice Mail
+34 600 659 769 Spain Mobile


Washing powder or liquid washing soap for Thompson clothes washers in SM?

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

We used our on board washing machine for the first time recently using a common local brand of front loader washing powder and our bilge pump kept running unable to gain suction to empty the bilge. We turned it off and an hour of so later it happily pumped the bilge dry. No further problems until 3 days later after doing the washing again we had the same trouble and solution.


We will soon clean the bilge and check the pumps but though it worth checking the wisdom of the group to see if this problem could actually be linked to the type of clothes washing soap used, ie powder of low foam liquid solution?


Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II, Amel 53 #332

Brisbane, Australia


Genset exhaust through hull, SM2K

walter.kleiner@...
 

Dear group,
a belated merry christmas, a happy new year and safe sailing to everybody.
Has anybody changed the through hull of the genset exhaust yet? It seems a bit more complicated than a regular
exhaust through hull so it is probably prudent to ask for advice/experiences beforehand.
Thank you for recommendations,
Walter (Noa, SM2K 436)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] genoa furler holding plate

Alan Leslie
 

I would add that the gap in the fitting is quite a bit larger than the thickness of the SS plate.
This also contributes to the bending.
On the advice of my friend Danny (Ocean Pearl) we straightened the plate on the dockside with a hammer and a piece of wood...and then inserted SS washers to take up the gap....never had the problem again.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse
SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: genoa furler holding plate

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bill. Couldn't agree more about the anchors. The bent Genoa part not so sure. While a slack halyard would certainly cause the issue in even moderate winds even a very tightly hauled halyard would in strong winds and steep head seas yield some give when combined with a certain amount of stretch in the the Genoa luff, it doesn't take much. In years of racing I could never eliminate some give in the Genoa.  The main is more noticeable being closer and I would doubt if all give could be eliminated with any practical tension.
Agree about the cold straightening. 
Regards
Danny
Sm 290 ocean pearl

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-------- Original message --------
From: "yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date:27/12/2015 08:52 (GMT+12:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: genoa furler holding plate

 

I do not think the missing anchors have anything to do with the bent plate, but the fact that your delivery captain did not secure the anchors says volumes about the captain's knowledge.

That captain should pay for 2 anchors and chain.

Regarding the bent plate straighten it without heat. It was bent because the Genoa halyard was not tight enough.

Bill
BeBe 387


Re: genoa furler holding plate

Duane Siegfri
 

Donato

Go ahead and heat strighten the bent plate. Bridge girders hit by various trucks are heat straightened and serve out thei life span. The person doing the work mist be qualified but it is commonplCe. Good luck with your repairs

Duane
Wanderer SM477


Re: "Listen Mizzen"

Rick Grimes
 

Thanks, Olivier. Thanks, Alexandre. The French nautical terms will come in handy!
I would never have associated "listen" with "sheet" until I had accounted for all the running rigging except the mizzen sheet! I give myself a half "oh, duh."


Re: Changes to Yahoo

alainfeuillet@...
 

Hi Gary,
I investigated solutions for the transfer...
I found this utility shareware http://www.groupfetch.com/products/ydl/index.php.to download our data.
After having succeeded to retrieve our data, we need to know under which format we have to transfer them in SMF and what is the SMF database file structure . I suppose we can then use FTP to upload to SMF.
Hope it helps
Best reg    


Re: Found a Global Microwave!!!

jwdernehl@...
 

 Yes, it only keeps time when power is supplied, either from shore, inverter, or Generator.  The fact that it keeps time is a good indicator that the microwave is designed for both 50 and 60Hz.  If it were not, the clock would run fast on 60Hz. Japan has two seperate power grids one using 50Hz and the other 60Hz.  I think this unit is designed for use in both.  It makes sense. I think the inverter technology allows the unit to run on both frequencies with ease.  Most failures with using the wrong Hz with a microwave is due to the Magnetron not being able to deal with the rapid cycling of a higher or lower frequency.  The inverter technology sends the Magnetron a steady high Hz.  Hope that makes sense.  I am not an electrician! 


PAO SAN
sM #88


Re: genoa furler holding plate

yahoogroups@...
 

I do not think the missing anchors have anything to do with the bent plate, but the fact that your delivery captain did not secure the anchors says volumes about the captain's knowledge.

That captain should pay for 2 anchors and chain.

Regarding the bent plate straighten it without heat. It was bent because the Genoa halyard was not tight enough.

Bill
BeBe 387