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Re: Telephone communications in the Caribbean

Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@...>
 

Hi Kent,



Skype is free if the other person is on a computer. If you use it to call a
landline phone it cost about 2 cents per minute. If you expect to receive
many calls, a local sim chip is convenient, and outside the US it does not
cost you anything to receive calls.



Miles


Re: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean

Eric Freedman
 

Kent,

You can buy a Motorola Razr phone on EBay unlocked for 55 dollars with two
batteries new in box.

It says at&t or Cingular, but that whose

phone it was before it was unlocked.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 12:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean





I'll have to see if that can be done with my Verizon phone. I guess you
have to buy minutes for each island nation rather than any one prepaid card
that works for all of them?
Kent

--- On Thu, 9/24/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 8:01 PM



Kent,

I had my cell phones unlocked so that they will accept any sim chip and then
I just buy a sim chip for that area 6-10 dollars and then have them charge
the phone with as many dollars as I think I will use. For example the St
Martin to usa costs about 10 cents a minute.

Yahoo, and instant messenger with voice are also very popular. I use all of
them.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 7:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean

Hi, gang,
Wondering if anyone has a suggestion for (relatively) inexpensive cell phone
communications between Caribbean and US. I'll have my sat phone ($1.50/min),
and hopefully my SSB working, but was hoping there was a cell phone that
could be used at reasonable rates for talking with family and businesses
from Caribbean to USA. The only ones I have found that work in all (or
nearly all) of the islands seem to be in the $1.95/min range.
Thanks again.
Kent
Kristy SM243


Re: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean

Steve Constantine <svsummerlove@...>
 

Kent,

Verizon uses a wireless technology called CDMA. Just about every other wireless provider in North America and the Caribbean uses GSM. It's unlikely your Verizon phone will work in very many places outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico. My guess is you'll be better off buying a GSM phone specifically for the purpose.

Steve
Summer Love
SM340



________________________________
From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 12:12:59 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean


I'll have to see if that can be done with my Verizon phone. I guess you have to buy minutes for each island nation rather than any one prepaid card that works for all of them?
Kent

--- On Thu, 9/24/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin e.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 8:01 PM



Kent,

I had my cell phones unlocked so that they will accept any sim chip and then
I just buy a sim chip for that area 6-10 dollars and then have them charge
the phone with as many dollars as I think I will use. For example the St
Martin to usa costs about 10 cents a minute.

Yahoo, and instant messenger with voice are also very popular. I use all of
them.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 7:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean

Hi, gang,
Wondering if anyone has a suggestion for (relatively) inexpensive cell phone
communications between Caribbean and US. I'll have my sat phone ($1.50/min),
and hopefully my SSB working, but was hoping there was a cell phone that
could be used at reasonable rates for talking with family and businesses
from Caribbean to USA. The only ones I have found that work in all (or
nearly all) of the islands seem to be in the $1.95/min range.
Thanks again.
Kent
Kristy SM243








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Re: [Amel] Re:Telephone communications in the Caribbean

karkauai
 

Hi, Miles,  I've heard of Skype, but doesn't the party on the other end have to be on their computer, too?  Sure would like something simpler to use at any time.
Kent

--- On Fri, 9/25/09, Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@attglobal.net> wrote:


From: Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@attglobal.net>
Subject: [Amel] Re:Telephone communications in the Caribbean
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, September 25, 2009, 10:04 AM


 



Kent,

In addition to local sim chips, you can use a laptop with Skype anywhere
there is a good WiFi connection. A head set with noise cancelation will
allow you to have free conversations from a Café with little problem from
background noise.

Miles

SM 216, LADYBUG

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Re: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean

karkauai
 

I'll have to see if that can be done with my Verizon phone.  I guess you have to buy minutes for each island nation rather than any one prepaid card that works for all of them?
Kent

--- On Thu, 9/24/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:


From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 8:01 PM


 



Kent,

I had my cell phones unlocked so that they will accept any sim chip and then
I just buy a sim chip for that area 6-10 dollars and then have them charge
the phone with as many dollars as I think I will use. For example the St
Martin to usa costs about 10 cents a minute.

Yahoo, and instant messenger with voice are also very popular. I use all of
them.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 7:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean

Hi, gang,
Wondering if anyone has a suggestion for (relatively) inexpensive cell phone
communications between Caribbean and US. I'll have my sat phone ($1.50/min),
and hopefully my SSB working, but was hoping there was a cell phone that
could be used at reasonable rates for talking with family and businesses
from Caribbean to USA. The only ones I have found that work in all (or
nearly all) of the islands seem to be in the $1.95/min range.
Thanks again.
Kent
Kristy SM243

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Re: [Amel] Re: rpm problems

karkauai
 

Hi, Ric.  I looked at the air intake and found NO filter there.  Amel says they don't feel one is necessary since the air intake is in the engine room and unlikely to be contaminated with particulates.
KAR

--- On Thu, 9/24/09, Ric <ric@kitchenmagic.net> wrote:


From: Ric <ric@kitchenmagic.net>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: rpm problems
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:06 PM


 



This may sound dumb, but make sure your air cleaner is not dirty or
restricted

Ric Gottschalk
Bali Hai
KItchen Magic Refacers

On Sep 24, 2009, at 6:34 PM, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo. com>
wrote:

Thank you all for your replies. I talked with the mechanic today and
he said the timing was fine, but changed the 10 y/o belt anyway. He
checked the injectors (again) and said they were fine, but had more
carbon than he would expect after they were cleaned only 250 hrs
ago. He came to the conclusion (on his own, before I told him about
the Amel reply) that it must be something in the injector pump. He's
taking it off and having it tested and adjusted by the Volvo service
people in Annapolis. Even though there are those who are comfortable
with the 2400rpm, I'm convinced that I should get at least 2800 to
3000, and that I should get that 8.? kts in flat water under full
throttle. My biggest concern is that I won't be able to run it hard
enough to keep it from building up carbon deposits in the turbo and
elsewhere.

I'll let you know what happens after the injector pump is checked out.
Thanks again.
Kent
Kristy SM243


















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Re: [Amel] rpm problems

karkauai
 

Thanks, Pat,
What's your max rpm?  Do you feel that 2800rpm is enough to keep your turbo from getting clogged with carbon?
Kent

--- On Thu, 9/24/09, sailw32@aol.com <sailw32@aol.com> wrote:


From: sailw32@aol.com <sailw32@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] rpm problems
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009, 7:53 AM


 



Kent, I have the TMD22a with fixed prop in calm conditions I do 7 knts.
at 2200 rpm and about 8.3 at 2800. I generally cruise at 2200 - 2400, I
frequently run at 2500 for maybe a half hour or so. Once in a while I'll run it
up to full throttle for a minute or two, my thinking is use it or lose it.
Pat SM123


In a message dated 9/23/2009 6:24:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
karkauai@yahoo. com writes:

My speedometer shows I'm going about 6 kts on flat water at 2400 rpm, but
the GPS almost always says I'm going at least 7. I haven't tested it in
flat water to calibrate the speedometer yet. My biggest concern is that I'm
supposed to run it hard for 15-20 min every few hours to keep the carbon
blown out of the turbo an exhaust system to keep it from clogging up. If I
can't run it hard I'm asking for problems down the road, aren't I?
Kent
Kristy SM 243

--- On Wed, 9/23/09, john martin <_symoondog@hotmail. sym_
(mailto:symoondog@hotmail. com) > wrote:

From: john martin <_symoondog@hotmail. sym_ (mailto:symoondog@hotmail. com) >
Subject: RE: [Amel] rpm problems
To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <_amelyachtowners@ amelyachtowname_
(mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com) >
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 6:00 PM

I've had my boat with that same engine for over 5 years and I've never
gotten over 2600 rpm's on it. I usually cruise at 1800 rpm's so when I go to
2600 I think I'm flying, and with diesel at $4.00 per gallon I sure don't
want to burn more fuel. I think the important thing is if you are going fast.
You can't exceed the hull speed of the boat. I think it's 8 knots and
that's probably on calm seas. John "Moon Dog" SM 248

To: _amelyachtowners@ amelyachtowname_
(mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com)
From: _karkauai@yahoo. kar_ (mailto:karkauai@yahoo. com)
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:40:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] rpm problems

Hi again all,
I tried to post this on my previous thread, but I couldn't find it using
the search engine and just going back thru the topics??? I thought I had the
rpm problem figured out, but alas, after all that was done it still won't
get over 2400 under load. The mechanic who's looking at it now is convinced
it's a timing belt problem and is working on that as we speak. I wrote to
Amel and got this reply:

"Dear Mr ROBERTSON,
It looks like it does not come from the prop.
After reading your email, we know that some type of injectors can not be
cleaned, and must be changed.
unfortunately, we are not able to say which type are fitted on your engine.
We also think that may come from the connection between the turbo and the
injection pump.
When turbo turns, there is a low pressure pump asking to the injectors to
supply more diesel.
This may be the reason.
Anyhow, the max rpm in load is 2800-3000 and not 3500 as mentionned.
Hope this helps.
Maud TOUILLET"

I think everyone on this forum has suggested that the Volvo TMD22 should
get ~3500 rpm under load. What should I be shooting for in terms of rpm
under load with a clean AutoProp?

Thanks, as usual, for your replies,
Kent
Kristy SM243

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Re: Telephone communications in the Caribbean

Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@...>
 

Kent,



In addition to local sim chips, you can use a laptop with Skype anywhere
there is a good WiFi connection. A head set with noise cancelation will
allow you to have free conversations from a Café with little problem from
background noise.



Miles



SM 216, LADYBUG



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Re: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean

Eric Freedman
 

Kent,

I had my cell phones unlocked so that they will accept any sim chip and then
I just buy a sim chip for that area 6-10 dollars and then have them charge
the phone with as many dollars as I think I will use. For example the St
Martin to usa costs about 10 cents a minute.

Yahoo, and instant messenger with voice are also very popular. I use all of
them.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 7:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Telephone communications in the Caribbean





Hi, gang,
Wondering if anyone has a suggestion for (relatively) inexpensive cell phone
communications between Caribbean and US. I'll have my sat phone ($1.50/min),
and hopefully my SSB working, but was hoping there was a cell phone that
could be used at reasonable rates for talking with family and businesses
from Caribbean to USA. The only ones I have found that work in all (or
nearly all) of the islands seem to be in the $1.95/min range.
Thanks again.
Kent
Kristy SM243


Telephone communications in the Caribbean

karkauai
 

Hi, gang,
Wondering if anyone has a suggestion for (relatively) inexpensive cell phone communications between Caribbean and US. I'll have my sat phone ($1.50/min), and hopefully my SSB working, but was hoping there was a cell phone that could be used at reasonable rates for talking with family and businesses from Caribbean to USA. The only ones I have found that work in all (or nearly all) of the islands seem to be in the $1.95/min range.
Thanks again.
Kent
Kristy SM243


Re: [Amel] Re: rpm problems

Ric <ric@...>
 

This may sound dumb, but make sure your air cleaner is not dirty or
restricted

Ric Gottschalk
Bali Hai
KItchen Magic Refacers

On Sep 24, 2009, at 6:34 PM, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@yahoo.com>
wrote:

Thank you all for your replies. I talked with the mechanic today and
he said the timing was fine, but changed the 10 y/o belt anyway. He
checked the injectors (again) and said they were fine, but had more
carbon than he would expect after they were cleaned only 250 hrs
ago. He came to the conclusion (on his own, before I told him about
the Amel reply) that it must be something in the injector pump. He's
taking it off and having it tested and adjusted by the Volvo service
people in Annapolis. Even though there are those who are comfortable
with the 2400rpm, I'm convinced that I should get at least 2800 to
3000, and that I should get that 8.? kts in flat water under full
throttle. My biggest concern is that I won't be able to run it hard
enough to keep it from building up carbon deposits in the turbo and
elsewhere.

I'll let you know what happens after the injector pump is checked out.
Thanks again.
Kent
Kristy SM243


Re: rpm problems

karkauai
 

Thank you all for your replies. I talked with the mechanic today and he said the timing was fine, but changed the 10 y/o belt anyway. He checked the injectors (again) and said they were fine, but had more carbon than he would expect after they were cleaned only 250 hrs ago. He came to the conclusion (on his own, before I told him about the Amel reply) that it must be something in the injector pump. He's taking it off and having it tested and adjusted by the Volvo service people in Annapolis. Even though there are those who are comfortable with the 2400rpm, I'm convinced that I should get at least 2800 to 3000, and that I should get that 8.? kts in flat water under full throttle. My biggest concern is that I won't be able to run it hard enough to keep it from building up carbon deposits in the turbo and elsewhere.

I'll let you know what happens after the injector pump is checked out.
Thanks again.
Kent
Kristy SM243


Re: rpm problems

Jean-Luc <jlmertz@...>
 

1/
I think that with a TMD22 (78HP) in perfect sea wind and boat condition
you MUST reach over 8 Nds (8-8.3) if not there is a problem the rpm IS
NOT IMPORTANT

2/
What is easy or usual do check : GASOIL FILTER - TURBO - INJECTORS
not : in France you can find RENAULT injection cleaning product (sell
only for professional because used purr and not dissolved in the gas
oil) it can help you for 30$ .

3/
If your engine have gas oil and air you must have power

4/
You can increase the power by a very small changing of the injection
pump calibrations,
it is a work to be done by a good mechanical if not you can kill your
engine (see in CottonBay links the excellent BOSCH paper about this
injection pump).Normally in half an hour you can have a wonderful
result !

J-Luc
CottonBay
SM316

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________

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...>
wrote:

Hi again all,
I tried to post this on my previous thread, but I couldn't find it
using the search engine and just going back thru the topics??? I thought
I had the rpm problem figured out, but alas, after all that was done it
still won't get over 2400 under load. The mechanic who's looking at it
now is convinced it's a timing belt problem and is working on that as we
speak. I wrote to Amel and got this reply:

"Dear Mr ROBERTSON,
It looks like it does not come from the prop.
After reading your email, we know that some type of injectors can not
be cleaned, and must be changed.
unfortunately, we are not able to say which type are fitted on your
engine.
We also think that may come from the connection between the turbo and
the injection pump.
When turbo turns, there is a low pressure pump asking to the injectors
to supply more diesel.
This may be the reason.
Anyhow, the max rpm in load is 2800-3000 and not 3500 as mentionned.
Hope this helps.
Maud TOUILLET"

I think everyone on this forum has suggested that the Volvo TMD22
should get ~3500 rpm under load. What should I be shooting for in terms
of rpm under load with a clean AutoProp?

Thanks, as usual, for your replies,
Kent
Kristy SM243
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...>
wrote:

Hi again all,
I tried to post this on my previous thread, but I couldn't find it
using the search engine and just going back thru the topics??? I thought
I had the rpm problem figured out, but alas, after all that was done it
still won't get over 2400 under load. The mechanic who's looking at it
now is convinced it's a timing belt problem and is working on that as we
speak. I wrote to Amel and got this reply:

"Dear Mr ROBERTSON,
It looks like it does not come from the prop.
After reading your email, we know that some type of injectors can not
be cleaned, and must be changed.
unfortunately, we are not able to say which type are fitted on your
engine.
We also think that may come from the connection between the turbo and
the injection pump.
When turbo turns, there is a low pressure pump asking to the injectors
to supply more diesel.
This may be the reason.
Anyhow, the max rpm in load is 2800-3000 and not 3500 as mentionned.
Hope this helps.
Maud TOUILLET"

I think everyone on this forum has suggested that the Volvo TMD22
should get ~3500 rpm under load. What should I be shooting for in terms
of rpm under load with a clean AutoProp?

Thanks, as usual, for your replies,
Kent
Kristy SM243


Re: [Amel] rpm problems

Patrick McAneny
 

Kent, I have the TMD22a with fixed prop in calm conditions I do 7 knts.
at 2200 rpm and about 8.3 at 2800. I generally cruise at 2200 - 2400, I
frequently run at 2500 for maybe a half hour or so. Once in a while I'll run it
up to full throttle for a minute or two, my thinking is use it or lose it.
Pat SM123

In a message dated 9/23/2009 6:24:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
karkauai@yahoo.com writes:




My speedometer shows I'm going about 6 kts on flat water at 2400 rpm, but
the GPS almost always says I'm going at least 7. I haven't tested it in
flat water to calibrate the speedometer yet. My biggest concern is that I'm
supposed to run it hard for 15-20 min every few hours to keep the carbon
blown out of the turbo an exhaust system to keep it from clogging up. If I
can't run it hard I'm asking for problems down the road, aren't I?
Kent
Kristy SM 243

--- On Wed, 9/23/09, john martin <_symoondog@hotmail.sym_
(mailto:symoondog@hotmail.com) > wrote:

From: john martin <_symoondog@hotmail.sym_ (mailto:symoondog@hotmail.com) >
Subject: RE: [Amel] rpm problems
To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <_amelyachtowners@amelyachtowname_
(mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com) >
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 6:00 PM

I've had my boat with that same engine for over 5 years and I've never
gotten over 2600 rpm's on it. I usually cruise at 1800 rpm's so when I go to
2600 I think I'm flying, and with diesel at $4.00 per gallon I sure don't
want to burn more fuel. I think the important thing is if you are going fast.
You can't exceed the hull speed of the boat. I think it's 8 knots and
that's probably on calm seas. John "Moon Dog" SM 248

To: _amelyachtowners@amelyachtowname_
(mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com)
From: _karkauai@yahoo.kar_ (mailto:karkauai@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:40:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] rpm problems



Hi again all,
I tried to post this on my previous thread, but I couldn't find it using
the search engine and just going back thru the topics??? I thought I had the
rpm problem figured out, but alas, after all that was done it still won't
get over 2400 under load. The mechanic who's looking at it now is convinced
it's a timing belt problem and is working on that as we speak. I wrote to
Amel and got this reply:

"Dear Mr ROBERTSON,
It looks like it does not come from the prop.
After reading your email, we know that some type of injectors can not be
cleaned, and must be changed.
unfortunately, we are not able to say which type are fitted on your engine.
We also think that may come from the connection between the turbo and the
injection pump.
When turbo turns, there is a low pressure pump asking to the injectors to
supply more diesel.
This may be the reason.
Anyhow, the max rpm in load is 2800-3000 and not 3500 as mentionned.
Hope this helps.
Maud TOUILLET"

I think everyone on this forum has suggested that the Volvo TMD22 should
get ~3500 rpm under load. What should I be shooting for in terms of rpm
under load with a clean AutoProp?

Thanks, as usual, for your replies,
Kent
Kristy SM243


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Re: [Amel] rpm problems

karkauai
 

My speedometer shows I'm going about 6 kts on flat water at 2400 rpm, but the GPS almost always says I'm going at least 7.  I haven't tested it in flat water to calibrate the speedometer yet.  My biggest concern is that I'm supposed to run it hard for 15-20 min every few hours to keep the carbon blown out of the turbo an exhaust system to keep it from clogging up.  If I can't run it hard I'm asking for problems down the road, aren't I?
Kent
Kristy SM 243

--- On Wed, 9/23/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com> wrote:


From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] rpm problems
To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 6:00 PM



I've had my boat with that same engine for over 5 years and I've never gotten over 2600 rpm's on it. I usually cruise at 1800 rpm's so when I go to 2600 I think I'm flying, and with diesel at $4.00 per gallon I sure don't want to burn more fuel. I think the important thing is if you are going fast. You can't exceed the hull speed of the boat. I think it's 8 knots and that's probably on calm seas.   John  "Moon Dog"  SM 248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: karkauai@yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:40:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] rpm problems

 



Hi again all,
I tried to post this on my previous thread, but I couldn't find it using the search engine and just going back thru the topics??? I thought I had the rpm problem figured out, but alas, after all that was done it still won't get over 2400 under load. The mechanic who's looking at it now is convinced it's a timing belt problem and is working on that as we speak. I wrote to Amel and got this reply:

"Dear Mr ROBERTSON,
It looks like it does not come from the prop.
After reading your email, we know that some type of injectors can not be cleaned, and must be changed.
unfortunately, we are not able to say which type are fitted on your engine.
We also think that may come from the connection between the turbo and the injection pump.
When turbo turns, there is a low pressure pump asking to the injectors to supply more diesel.
This may be the reason.
Anyhow, the max rpm in load is 2800-3000 and not 3500 as mentionned.
Hope this helps.
Maud TOUILLET"

I think everyone on this forum has suggested that the Volvo TMD22 should get ~3500 rpm under load. What should I be shooting for in terms of rpm under load with a clean AutoProp?

Thanks, as usual, for your replies,
Kent
Kristy SM243








                         
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Re: [Amel] rpm problems

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

I've had my boat with that same engine for over 5 years and I've never gotten over 2600 rpm's on it. I usually cruise at 1800 rpm's so when I go to 2600 I think I'm flying, and with diesel at $4.00 per gallon I sure don't want to burn more fuel. I think the important thing is if you are going fast. You can't exceed the hull speed of the boat. I think it's 8 knots and that's probably on calm seas. John "Moon Dog" SM 248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: karkauai@yahoo.com
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 17:40:26 +0000
Subject: [Amel] rpm problems





Hi again all,
I tried to post this on my previous thread, but I couldn't find it using the search engine and just going back thru the topics??? I thought I had the rpm problem figured out, but alas, after all that was done it still won't get over 2400 under load. The mechanic who's looking at it now is convinced it's a timing belt problem and is working on that as we speak. I wrote to Amel and got this reply:

"Dear Mr ROBERTSON,
It looks like it does not come from the prop.
After reading your email, we know that some type of injectors can not be cleaned, and must be changed.
unfortunately, we are not able to say which type are fitted on your engine.
We also think that may come from the connection between the turbo and the injection pump.
When turbo turns, there is a low pressure pump asking to the injectors to supply more diesel.
This may be the reason.
Anyhow, the max rpm in load is 2800-3000 and not 3500 as mentionned.
Hope this helps.
Maud TOUILLET"

I think everyone on this forum has suggested that the Volvo TMD22 should get ~3500 rpm under load. What should I be shooting for in terms of rpm under load with a clean AutoProp?

Thanks, as usual, for your replies,
Kent
Kristy SM243









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rpm problems

karkauai
 

Hi again all,
I tried to post this on my previous thread, but I couldn't find it using the search engine and just going back thru the topics??? I thought I had the rpm problem figured out, but alas, after all that was done it still won't get over 2400 under load. The mechanic who's looking at it now is convinced it's a timing belt problem and is working on that as we speak. I wrote to Amel and got this reply:

"Dear Mr ROBERTSON,
It looks like it does not come from the prop.
After reading your email, we know that some type of injectors can not be cleaned, and must be changed.
unfortunately, we are not able to say which type are fitted on your engine.
We also think that may come from the connection between the turbo and the injection pump.
When turbo turns, there is a low pressure pump asking to the injectors to supply more diesel.
This may be the reason.
Anyhow, the max rpm in load is 2800-3000 and not 3500 as mentionned.
Hope this helps.
Maud TOUILLET"

I think everyone on this forum has suggested that the Volvo TMD22 should get ~3500 rpm under load. What should I be shooting for in terms of rpm under load with a clean AutoProp?

Thanks, as usual, for your replies,
Kent
Kristy SM243


Re: Message pour JLMertz of CottonBay

jgvenegas <jgvenegas@...>
 

JP

I also have the same problem wiht my central AC unit. I found the small bimetal thermostat on the link you provided but not the large one you mentioned. Do you have info about where to find the large unit that you refer to. I have sent a request to VECO USA but they only sell the full heating element ($250 !!!)

On the same topic, the bimetal element is within the heating resistance. how did you remove the heating element form the unit to replace the bimetal element. I spend several frustrating hours last weekend without success.

Thanks in advance

Jose

IPANEMA, SM2K, 278
Marblehead, Massachusetts USA

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, galacsea2000 <no_reply@...> wrote:

Re your post :

"It had the same problem on the 3 heaters,
After analyzing the pb I found that the bi-metal that make the temperature regulation is too small, so I decide _no to_ replace this with the same part (1EUR) but I put a BIG bi-metal regulator (very expensive 5EUR..)
After more than 1 year (1,5 winter) no problem"

Can you share the technical characteristics of the BIG big-metal regulator.
What brand/model?
Thanks

JP on GalacSea (SM2K #289)
presently on the atlantic coast of Spain
jphh(at)halphen.org


Re: [Amel] Message pour JLMertz of CottonBay

Dimitris Krassopoulos <dkra@...>
 

At www.conrad.fr are thousands of items how can we locate the bi-metal
thermostat we need to replace? I have a similar problem on my boat.



Dimitris



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 7:53 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Message pour JLMertz of CottonBay





Hi,

Where do I find the bigger one?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Jean-Luc
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 2:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Message pour JLMertz of CottonBay

You can find a similar bimetal as the original on www.conrad.fr

http://www.conrad.
<http://www.conrad.fr/thermostat_de_type_a10v_p_18925_19004_224408_224409_FA
S> fr/thermostat_de_type_a10v_p_18925_19004_224408_224409&#92;
_FAS

If you cannot buy it, and if it is possible I can send it to you in a
letter ....

J-Luc
CottonBay
sm316

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

I would love to have more info about this item.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of galacsea2000
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 1:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Message pour JLMertz of CottonBay





Re your post :

"It had the same problem on the 3 heaters,
After analyzing the pb I found that the bi-metal that make the
temperature
regulation is too small, so I decide _no to_ replace this with the
same part
(1EUR) but I put a BIG bi-metal regulator (very expensive 5EUR..)
After more than 1 year (1,5 winter) no problem"

Can you share the technical characteristics of the BIG big-metal
regulator.
What brand/model?
Thanks

JP on GalacSea (SM2K #289)
presently on the atlantic coast of Spain
jphh(at)halphen.org










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Re: [Amel] Message pour JLMertz of CottonBay

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

Where do I find the bigger one?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jean-Luc
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 2:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Message pour JLMertz of CottonBay





You can find a similar bimetal as the original on www.conrad.fr

http://www.conrad.
<http://www.conrad.fr/thermostat_de_type_a10v_p_18925_19004_224408_224409_FA
S> fr/thermostat_de_type_a10v_p_18925_19004_224408_224409&#92;
_FAS

If you cannot buy it, and if it is possible I can send it to you in a
letter ....

J-Luc
CottonBay
sm316

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

I would love to have more info about this item.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of galacsea2000
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 1:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Message pour JLMertz of CottonBay





Re your post :

"It had the same problem on the 3 heaters,
After analyzing the pb I found that the bi-metal that make the
temperature
regulation is too small, so I decide _no to_ replace this with the
same part
(1EUR) but I put a BIG bi-metal regulator (very expensive 5EUR..)
After more than 1 year (1,5 winter) no problem"

Can you share the technical characteristics of the BIG big-metal
regulator.
What brand/model?
Thanks

JP on GalacSea (SM2K #289)
presently on the atlantic coast of Spain
jphh(at)halphen.org