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Washer/Dryer & Dishwasher

francesringley@...
 

We have a Kenwood Classic EU 340 washer/dryer onboard.  I've searched hi and lo on the internet for an operator's manual with no luck.  Does anyone know where I might find one? Also, it will likely wash its last speedo sometime soon. What is a suitable replacement brand/model?

Keeping in the spirit of "better living through appliances", our dishwasher was removed before we bought the boat. What would the best brand/model we should pursue?

Grazie a tutti.

Ian & Margaret

SM153

Loca Lola II


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

Alan Leslie
 

The reason for the ground solenoids on both the Onan and the main motor is to isolate the battery negative from the ground which connects all the seawater connected metal parts, which are connected to your anodes on the rudder.
Without this isolation, there is the possibility of stray currents running from the ground to the electrical system which can cause corrosion inside your engine, genset etc.
You should have a ground solenoid in your engine starting circuit.
Cheers
Alan SM 437
Vuda Pt Fiji


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Santorin Balooner

Herbert Lackner
 

Dear group,

 

Thanks to Dave, Craig, Bill and Joe  for the responses and the information. On our Santorin (1995) we have the same system as the SM, we have the two plastic pieces (mouse…).

 

As a response to my post I got a mail from Ullman sails from Izmir, they have an office in Kusadasi Marina and they made a very nice Bimini and new sprayhood this summer for our boat, I will get an offer from them for a ballooner.  I will also ask UK sail, mention Craig and ask for 0% discount ;-)

 

Happy sailing

 

Herbert

 

Tadeja&Herbert

SN 120, KALI MERA

Kusadasi

 

 

Von: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 14. August 2014 01:28
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Santorin Balooner

 

 

Herbert,

I'm a sailmaker who up until recently owned a Maramu and has experience with the original balooners.  Some of the furlers like the one on the Super Maramu allow you to fly the balooner from the second groove and furl the sails together. However if you don't have that style furler, then it's not as practical since you will have lower the sail and stow it. 

Given available hardware and technology, I would be much more inclined to build a set of balooners with a common luff and fly them from a foil-less furler with the genoa rolled up. Or build a single sail that can be flown in conjunction with the genoa, but on a foil-less furler. Some people call the foil-less furlers "code zero furlers". 

I do not recommend following the well intentioned advice of those suggesting to just measure the genoa. The boat is old enough that the genoa is probably not original. Many sailmakers don't understand Amel and the genoas they build simply aren't right for the boat. Which ever sailmaker you choose to work with should be someone familiar with Amel. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

Graham Boyd
 

Hi Alan,
Thanks for your input. I did all that and looks like the Volvo ground solenoid has been removed or was never fitted. The -ve from the battery is connected to a stud on the starter motor. The  Onan does have a ground solenoid. Can you tell me what the reason for this solenoid is? Perhaps I should be refitting one to the Volvo circuit...but not before the engine is starting every time reliably.
Focus has now moved to the battery isolation switches. I found an odd voltage drop across the -ve switch of the 12v  system. Have elected to bypass that switch for a few days and see if we get 100% starting. If so a new switch will be fitted. Will keep you posted. 
Graham 
SM140 Sula
Hong Kong


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

Alan Leslie
 

Find the big black negative cable from your start battery, it will come from the battery compartment with the big red positive cable, and follow it. 
If the solenoid exists, that's where it will terminate. the other side of the solenoid will go to the engine block
If the solenoid has been removed, the black cable will more than likely terminate on the engine block or some steel part attached to the block.
Good luck
Alan
SV Elyse SM437
Vuda Pt, Fiji


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

Graham Boyd
 

I have searched long and hard following the complete 12v circuit looking for this solenoid. I have found one bolted to the front side of the control box on the Onan but nothing in the Vlvo circuit. Can any one with a Volvo tell me where their Ground Solenoid on that engine is located? Perhaps a previous owner had it removed as talking amongst a few people not everyone agrees that it is required! 
I look forward to your comments
Graham
SM140 Sula
Hong Kong


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Pat, yes we remember you well. That is one of the sad things about going as far as we have, we leave good friends behind. Plus side, we meet so many more. We sail off shore with the genoa and roll it as necessary. If you get a new one made tell the sail maker that it needs to be built to take strong winds furled to suit. If not they may build you a 15 knot sail which would be completely inadequate. We have a 90% heavy weather jib we put on in advance of serious weather or if we anticipate a lot of work to windward. (this can be furled smaller if necessary) A partially furled sail will never be as good to windward as a sail the right size. HOWEVER, we cruising couples do not have foredeck gorillas to change sails for us so we have to compromise so rolling up part of the genoa is a good option. If a storm is coming then the smaller sail should be on. You need both.
On the voyage to New Caledonia this month we started in a NW 30 to 35 knots and we were hard on the wind with the big genoa furled half or less and half the main. The wind swung on the second day to SW and we were broad reaching  with 3 full sails. On the voyage, as the wind changed we used all the sails at different times. Twin headsails flat off, then reaching with 4 sails, genoa, mizzen staysail, main and mizzen. 
Good to hear from you.
Kind regards
Danny 


On Monday, 18 August 2014 7:04 AM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
I have been using only either my 110 heavy genoa or the factory supplied larger genoa offshore for the last 12 years.
The 110 seems to be sufficient for all weather conditions. If you recall we were in a hurricane winds to 100 knots and never needed our atn sail. In fact I would also like to sell mine.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite SM 376
 
 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com]
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 8:23 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size
 
 
Danny, Thanks for the info. We see you guys are now in New Caledonia , its great you two are using your boat as intended so much. Since we meet several years ago , we are just now finally leaving for the winter heading for the Caribbean. Diane retires in two weeks. Do you sail offshore with your full size genoa or something smaller? Do you have a storm jib? Bill from BEBE sails with just a genoa , in fact sold a ATN he had. Thanks , Pat
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sun, Aug 17, 2014 12:17 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size
 
Hi Pat,
The Amel spec in the brochure for the Super maramu has the following sail areas. Genoa 71 sq m, main 35 sq m, mizzen 19 sq m, Mizzen ballooner 35 sq m, Ballooner 68 sq m. The ballooner and the Genoa/jib have the same foot length but the ballooner has a different (higher) cut clew to tack, hence the slightly smaller area. The purpose is that they are balanced for the down wind twin pole system. If one is larger than the other you are unbalanced. Many sail makers have the standard sail plan available to work from.
The genoa does roll successfully for use in stronger winds. (with accordingly forward movement of the jib car)
Regards
Danny
 
On Sunday, 17 August 2014 2:15 AM, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
 
That's my understanding, Pat. The original sails were shot and discarded when I bought the boat, so I never saw them.  I also have a 110 with a high cut clew that is great for anything 15-25kts that I use most of the time in the Carib winter.  The 145 would be significantly better for anything less than 10kts and I think would be fine for up to ~18 with a few feet furled up and/or sailing jib and jigger.
I would get the 145 and a smaller sail for heavier winds.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Aug 16, 2014, at 8:18 AM, "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Kent, I was thinking about going with a 135, thinking it would be better for heavier conditions in the Caribbean. But I think I will go with a 145, if that is what is the original size. My sailmaker points out that a 145 on our boat would not be nearly the same sq.. footage as a 145 on a 53 ft. sloop , thus when reefed in should be able to handle pretty strong conditions , especially if off the wind. Can you confirm that the boat came with a 145 standard ? Thanks , Pat
 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 5:26 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size
 
I had a 135% genoa made for Kristy, and wish I'd bought a 145 for light air.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
 
From: "sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 7:56 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size
 
 
I need to order a new genoa. Could someone confirm the original size on a SM is a 145. Thanks Pat SM123
 
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

I have been using only either my 110 heavy genoa or the factory supplied larger genoa offshore for the last 12 years.

The 110 seems to be sufficient for all weather conditions. If you recall we were in a hurricane winds to 100 knots and never needed our atn sail. In fact I would also like to sell mine.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2014 8:23 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 

 

Danny, Thanks for the info. We see you guys are now in New Caledonia , its great you two are using your boat as intended so much. Since we meet several years ago , we are just now finally leaving for the winter heading for the Caribbean. Diane retires in two weeks. Do you sail offshore with your full size genoa or something smaller? Do you have a storm jib? Bill from BEBE sails with just a genoa , in fact sold a ATN he had. Thanks , Pat

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sun, Aug 17, 2014 12:17 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 

Hi Pat,

The Amel spec in the brochure for the Super maramu has the following sail areas. Genoa 71 sq m, main 35 sq m, mizzen 19 sq m, Mizzen ballooner 35 sq m, Ballooner 68 sq m. The ballooner and the Genoa/jib have the same foot length but the ballooner has a different (higher) cut clew to tack, hence the slightly smaller area. The purpose is that they are balanced for the down wind twin pole system. If one is larger than the other you are unbalanced. Many sail makers have the standard sail plan available to work from.

The genoa does roll successfully for use in stronger winds. (with accordingly forward movement of the jib car)

Regards

Danny

 

On Sunday, 17 August 2014 2:15 AM, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

That's my understanding, Pat. The original sails were shot and discarded when I bought the boat, so I never saw them.  I also have a 110 with a high cut clew that is great for anything 15-25kts that I use most of the time in the Carib winter.  The 145 would be significantly better for anything less than 10kts and I think would be fine for up to ~18 with a few feet furled up and/or sailing jib and jigger.

I would get the 145 and a smaller sail for heavier winds.

Kent

SM 243

Kristy


On Aug 16, 2014, at 8:18 AM, "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent, I was thinking about going with a 135, thinking it would be better for heavier conditions in the Caribbean. But I think I will go with a 145, if that is what is the original size. My sailmaker points out that a 145 on our boat would not be nearly the same sq. footage as a 145 on a 53 ft. sloop , thus when reefed in should be able to handle pretty strong conditions , especially if off the wind. Can you confirm that the boat came with a 145 standard ? Thanks , Pat

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 5:26 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 

I had a 135% genoa made for Kristy, and wish I'd bought a 145 for light air.

Kent

SM243

Kristy

 

From: "sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 7:56 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 

 

I need to order a new genoa. Could someone confirm the original size on a SM is a 145. Thanks Pat SM123

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

Patrick McAneny
 

Danny, Thanks for the info. We see you guys are now in New Caledonia , its great you two are using your boat as intended so much. Since we meet several years ago , we are just now finally leaving for the winter heading for the Caribbean. Diane retires in two weeks. Do you sail offshore with your full size genoa or something smaller? Do you have a storm jib? Bill from BEBE sails with just a genoa , in fact sold a ATN he had. Thanks , Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Aug 17, 2014 12:17 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 
Hi Pat,
The Amel spec in the brochure for the Super maramu has the following sail areas. Genoa 71 sq m, main 35 sq m, mizzen 19 sq m, Mizzen ballooner 35 sq m, Ballooner 68 sq m. The ballooner and the Genoa/jib have the same foot length but the ballooner has a different (higher) cut clew to tack, hence the slightly smaller area. The purpose is that they are balanced for the down wind twin pole system. If one is larger than the other you are unbalanced. Many sail makers have the standard sail plan available to work from.
The genoa does roll successfully for use in stronger winds. (with accordingly forward movement of the jib car)
Regards
Danny


On Sunday, 17 August 2014 2:15 AM, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
That's my understanding, Pat. The original sails were shot and discarded when I bought the boat, so I never saw them.  I also have a 110 with a high cut clew that is great for anything 15-25kts that I use most of the time in the Carib winter.  The 145 would be significantly better for anything less than 10kts and I think would be fine for up to ~18 with a few feet furled up and/or sailing jib and jigger.
I would get the 145 and a smaller sail for heavier winds.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Aug 16, 2014, at 8:18 AM, "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Kent, I was thinking about going with a 135, thinking it would be better for heavier conditions in the Caribbean. But I think I will go with a 145, if that is what is the original size. My sailmaker points out that a 145 on our boat would not be nearly the same sq. footage as a 145 on a 53 ft. sloop , thus when reefed in should be able to handle pretty strong conditions , especially if off the wind. Can you confirm that the boat came with a 145 standard ? Thanks , Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 5:26 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 
I had a 135% genoa made for Kristy, and wish I'd bought a 145 for light air.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

From: "sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 7:56 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 
I need to order a new genoa. Could someone confirm the original size on a SM is a 145. Thanks Pat SM123





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Pat,
The Amel spec in the brochure for the Super maramu has the following sail areas. Genoa 71 sq m, main 35 sq m, mizzen 19 sq m, Mizzen ballooner 35 sq m, Ballooner 68 sq m. The ballooner and the Genoa/jib have the same foot length but the ballooner has a different (higher) cut clew to tack, hence the slightly smaller area. The purpose is that they are balanced for the down wind twin pole system. If one is larger than the other you are unbalanced. Many sail makers have the standard sail plan available to work from.
The genoa does roll successfully for use in stronger winds. (with accordingly forward movement of the jib car)
Regards
Danny


On Sunday, 17 August 2014 2:15 AM, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
That's my understanding, Pat. The original sails were shot and discarded when I bought the boat, so I never saw them.  I also have a 110 with a high cut clew that is great for anything 15-25kts that I use most of the time in the Carib winter.  The 145 would be significantly better for anything less than 10kts and I think would be fine for up to ~18 with a few feet furled up and/or sailing jib and jigger.
I would get the 145 and a smaller sail for heavier winds.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Aug 16, 2014, at 8:18 AM, "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Kent, I was thinking about going with a 135, thinking it would be better for heavier conditions in the Caribbean. But I think I will go with a 145, if that is what is the original size. My sailmaker points out that a 145 on our boat would not be nearly the same sq. footage as a 145 on a 53 ft. sloop , thus when reefed in should be able to handle pretty strong conditions , especially if off the wind. Can you confirm that the boat came with a 145 standard ? Thanks , Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 5:26 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 
I had a 135% genoa made for Kristy, and wish I'd bought a 145 for light air.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

From: "sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 7:56 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 
I need to order a new genoa. Could someone confirm the original size on a SM is a 145. Thanks Pat SM123





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

karkauai
 

That's my understanding, Pat. The original sails were shot and discarded when I bought the boat, so I never saw them.  I also have a 110 with a high cut clew that is great for anything 15-25kts that I use most of the time in the Carib winter.  The 145 would be significantly better for anything less than 10kts and I think would be fine for up to ~18 with a few feet furled up and/or sailing jib and jigger.
I would get the 145 and a smaller sail for heavier winds.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Aug 16, 2014, at 8:18 AM, "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent, I was thinking about going with a 135, thinking it would be better for heavier conditions in the Caribbean. But I think I will go with a 145, if that is what is the original size. My sailmaker points out that a 145 on our boat would not be nearly the same sq. footage as a 145 on a 53 ft. sloop , thus when reefed in should be able to handle pretty strong conditions , especially if off the wind. Can you confirm that the boat came with a 145 standard ? Thanks , Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 5:26 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 
I had a 135% genoa made for Kristy, and wish I'd bought a 145 for light air.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


From: "sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 7:56 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 
I need to order a new genoa. Could someone confirm the original size on a SM is a 145. Thanks Pat SM123



Re: Santorin Balooner

Craig Briggs
 

Joe, 
My Santorin, #68 from 1992, does indeed have the same upper swivel as the SM, with 3 slots in the furling extrusion; one for the genoa, one for the ballooner and one for the "mouse" to unlatch the ballooner. Of many Santorin's we've sailed with over the years, all had this arrangement. What hull number did you have that did not have this system? Sounds really oddball to try to raise two head sails at the same time.
Cheers,
Craig,
SN#68 Sangaris, Genoa, Italy.
---In amelyachtowners@..., <joemac4sail@...> wrote :
The Santorin as far as I'm aware was not fitted with the the super maramu top furler fittings, as standard, but with a second tie of point, above the second foil groove. I've flown the Balloner on the Santorin  using two different methods. The first for long down wind passages, is to bring down the genoa and tie of the Balloner to the top furler fitting and host the two sails together, in this way both sails can be furled in together. On short runs, the balloner can be hoisted seperately,  once the genoa is fully out. Both systems require practice, but with the second method I would not recommend it for a crew of two.  I have to say that its a fantastic addition to the sail kit of an Amel. 
Regards Joe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

Patrick McAneny
 

Kent, I was thinking about going with a 135, thinking it would be better for heavier conditions in the Caribbean. But I think I will go with a 145, if that is what is the original size. My sailmaker points out that a 145 on our boat would not be nearly the same sq. footage as a 145 on a 53 ft. sloop , thus when reefed in should be able to handle pretty strong conditions , especially if off the wind. Can you confirm that the boat came with a 145 standard ? Thanks , Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Aug 15, 2014 5:26 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 
I had a 135% genoa made for Kristy, and wish I'd bought a 145 for light air.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


From: "sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 7:56 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 
I need to order a new genoa. Could someone confirm the original size on a SM is a 145. Thanks Pat SM123



Re: Santorin Balooner

Aras Grinius <n33077@...>
 

AS I recall reading, there is a "mouse" attachment that should be when flying a ballooner. The way I understand it is that the mouse releases the halyard when you need to furl the sail.  Never havin seen one, much less flown one, I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the concept.  

On my Sharki, I finally got the outrigger poles lines squared away (or nearly so), got a new jib made; now I'm turning my attention to a ballooner. I think I have one, but haven't pulled it out yet as I didn't have enough stuff to fly it.  From reading all the blogs the mouse seems quite important.

So a couple of things would be nice:

1) a photo of the mouse contraption
2) details on hoe to rig it and use a ballooner.

I downloaded a SM manual for reference, but do not recall seeing the sail setup.

Thanks

Aras
S/V FIASCO 
19888 Sharki


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

karkauai
 

I had a 135% genoa made for Kristy, and wish I'd bought a 145 for light air.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


From: "sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2014 7:56 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa size

 
I need to order a new genoa. Could someone confirm the original size on a SM is a 145. Thanks Pat SM123



Re: Santorin Balooner

joseph mc donnell
 

The Santorin as far as I'm aware was not fitted with the the super maramu top furler fittings, as standard, but with a second tie of point, above the second foil groove. I've flown the Balloner on the Santorin  using two different methods. The first for long down wind passages, is to bring down the genoa and tie of the Balloner to the top furler fitting and host the two sails together, in this way both sails can be furled in together. On short runs, the balloner can be hoisted seperately,  once the genoa is fully out. Both systems require practice, but with the second method I would not recommend it for a crew of two.  I have to say that its a fantastic addition to the sail kit of an Amel. 
Regards Joe


Genoa size

Patrick McAneny
 

I need to order a new genoa. Could someone confirm the original size on a SM is a 145. Thanks Pat SM123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

amelforme
 

Both the Perkins/Volvo and the Yanmar have similar ground isolation circuits that incorporate solenoids. In my experience    they fail primarily with age, cycles of use, and excessive resistance in the system.

Cheers, Joel

Joel F. Potter
954 812 2485
iPhone 

On Aug 14, 2014, at 1:25 PM, "crwggb@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bill thanks so much for your Input. Back to boat tomorrow with Nigel Calder's book to test solenoids. Still not sure if the Volvo engined boats have a ground solenoid in their starting circuit (Olivier/Joel anything to offer here?) but will search out and test as appropriate with screw driver in the morning.

One other thought is that this problem started just after work had been done reconditioning the HP fuel pump. Suspect much fuel was spilt on starter motor solenoid....perhaps causing a short?
comments....?
Graham
SM140 Sula
Hong Kong


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

The ground solenoid on my yanmar is near the high pressure pump. It has a black rubber button on top. Possibly the mechanic disturbed the wiring.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 1:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

 

 

Bill thanks so much for your Input. Back to boat tomorrow with Nigel Calder's book to test solenoids. Still not sure if the Volvo engined boats have a ground solenoid in their starting circuit (Olivier/Joel anything to offer here?) but will search out and test as appropriate with screw driver in the morning.

One other thought is that this problem started just after work had been done reconditioning the HP fuel pump. Suspect much fuel was spilt on starter motor solenoid....perhaps causing a short?

comments....?

Graham

SM140 Sula

Hong Kong


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo TMD22a Intermittent electrical failure causing ...

Graham Boyd
 

Bill thanks so much for your Input. Back to boat tomorrow with Nigel Calder's book to test solenoids. Still not sure if the Volvo engined boats have a ground solenoid in their starting circuit (Olivier/Joel anything to offer here?) but will search out and test as appropriate with screw driver in the morning.
One other thought is that this problem started just after work had been done reconditioning the HP fuel pump. Suspect much fuel was spilt on starter motor solenoid....perhaps causing a short?
comments....?
Graham
SM140 Sula
Hong Kong