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SM Bow Thruster Motor bearing Snap Rings

Chris Doucette
 

Hi!  I have been working on rebuilding by bowthruster--  As per the motor- mine has the typical rusted area neer the spline shaft.   
Question... as mine is so rusted does anyone have a sizing / part recommendation for the INTERNAL SNAP RINGS?  there are two I see (but soo rusted)..
One small one on the shaft and one larger next to the berring.  

Chris
Amarok SM #385


Re: replacement rigging

Bruno COTTE
 

ACMO 
Amel 55#63

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 10 nov. 2021 à 18:14, Jose Alegria <Josealegr@...> a écrit :


Dear Amelians
My Amel 55 , hull nº 003 next year complete 10 years service.
It is time to replace the standing rigging.
What supplier you Recomend:

 ACMO
Screenshot 2021-11-10 at 17.13.07.png
 or 
BSI

Screenshot 2021-11-10 at 17.12.41.png
Thank you
José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
josealegr@...
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37



replacement rigging

Jose Alegria
 

Dear Amelians
My Amel 55 , hull nº 003 next year complete 10 years service.
It is time to replace the standing rigging.
What supplier you Recomend:

 ACMO
Screenshot 2021-11-10 at 17.13.07.png
 or 
BSI

Screenshot 2021-11-10 at 17.12.41.png
Thank you
José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
josealegr@...
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37



Re: Dehumidifier Drain Outlet

Nick Newington
 

Dean,
What about T-ing into the forward holding tank or the riser from the thru-hull?
The dehumidifier could gravity feed into it. It would involve some plumbing and  it’s own valve.
There could be a smell issue, that could be overcome with a trap…
Just an idea to float.
You would gain certainty regarding draining the condensate but lose some Amel integrity…
Nick
Amelia all put to bed ashore in Leros, and leaving tonight..
AML54-019




On 9 Nov 2021, at 20:01, Dean Gillies <stella@...> wrote:

Hi Scott,
My dehumidifier is specified at about 12L per day too, but it never produces that much water unless we are creating some major humidity with the clothes dryer. In reality it produces about 2 litres per day while we are living on board, and no doubt less when the boat is unoccupied. Regardless, it still needs the bilge pump to operate.

That's unfortunate about your bilge pump switch, and I can see how being on the port tack would delay the alarm sensor. Not sure I want two bilge pumps, but maybe a second alarm sensor on the STBD side of the bilge would be warranted.
I replaced my switch this year (11 years old) because the terminals were a bit corroded and one of them broke when I was disconnecting it for cleaning.  The switch was easy to source and it wasn't too difficult to fabricate an extender on the toggle. It has worked reliably since July, but past performance is no indication of future performance as you know !!

That's a nice way way to keep your LFP's happy.  Thankfully I don't have that problem with my hybrid battery system. I've set my LFP's to 65% SOC and switched them off completely. The 24V system is now floating at 27.4V on my AGM's. only. My LFP's are happy and my AGM's are happy.

The debate in my mind is now about whether to turn on my MPPT over winter as a backup in the event that my MP-3000 fails.

Cheers
Dean
SV STELLA
A54-154


 


Re: Climma Heat

Stefan Jeukendrup
 

Hello Bill,


For Climma  Compact 9/EH  M80018 S/N 4540 Sett. 141 Nominal Capacity 8000Btu/h on SM2k #348:

Power consumption when  cooling 925 Watts, when heating 1300 Watts @230Vac

Heating element size 24 * 20 *3 cm
Heating element measured resistance is 40 ohms

The thermal protection fuse  is a Microterm G4A
The hold temperature Tf is 121C or 128 C
It can interrupt a current of 10A at 250VAC

The thermoswitch is a Texas Instruments Klixon TH11CA091
The switching temperature is 90 Degrees Celcius


Texas Instruments Klixon is now part of  Sensata.

All connections are crimped or rivetted as soldering with tin/lead will not work in a heating element


Stefan Jeukendrup

svMalaka Queen

SM2k #348 @Newry Northern Ireland




Op 08-11-2021 om 14:30 schreef CW Bill Rouse:

Stefan,

Regarding the Climma 9 Compact unit, I have the value of the Klixon at RS 121, but I am not sure what RS 121 stands for. I do not have the value of the fuse. Do you have the values, and/or can you confirm the RS 121 value?

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

View My Training Calendar

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 5:35 AM Stefan Jeukendrup <sjeukendrup@...> wrote:
Hi Alexei,

To answer your specific questions: 
With 220V on the element you should see it cycling: When switching on the element should light up  like a bread toaster element. Then depending on airflow and air temperature it reaches the  temperature where the Klixon switches opens the circuit. Then the element and Klixon is cooled  by the airflow and after a while the Klixon closes it's contact again, without click.

5A at 220V = 1100Watts seems OK for a Climma 9HE which is specified to provide  9000btu/hour for cooling and heating.

Enclosed are pictures of:
*Thermostat Texas Instruments Klixon
*Overtemperature protection fuse

Both are in series with the heating element but not necessarily in the exact locations I indicated before. As said before these devices are made in many different temperature ranges so be sure you replace with the exact same ones.


Stefan Jeukendrup
svMalaka Queen
SM2k #348 @Newry, Northern Ireland




Op 8 nov. 2021 04:56 schreef Alexey Mateosyan <alexey.mateosyan@...>:
Hi Stefan,

Thank you for your answer to Mike's post (thank you Mike). For my case, it looks like that the problem is with overheating protection. And since:
1. max airflow is really huge, and climma in aft works even with medium flow
2. I see 220v on electrical heating element constantly
3. On the other hand I can't hear any relay clicking, at the moment when heating is gone
4. Current in the heating circuit is dropped from 5a to 0, at that moment
I think that the root cause is inside the heater itself, i.e. it could be one of those two things on the picture (since they are sitting in series with the heating element and basically can break the circuit), the below one looks like thermistor, and the one above:
Is this the klixon thermostat marked on the picture?

How did you clean it, if it is the thing?

--
Best regards,
Aleksei @ Aletes SM2K#240


Re: RAL Codes Amel 55 #solution

Jose Alegria
 

Joan

I don´t know the RAL references, but my owners book ( Amel 55 hull 003 - contemporary of yours)   show:

IMG_2879.jpeg
José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
josealegr@...
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37




On Tue, 9 Nov 2021 at 12:47, Joan Blaas <joan.blaas@...> wrote:
Hello,

Does anyone know the RAL codes of the Amel 55? I have some small gelcoat repairs.

Thanks so much!

Joan Blaas
A55-05 Caconano
Martinique


Re: Replacement Grp 31 Batteries in the Bow

Arlo Bess
 

Just as a followup, I went with 3 group 31 AGM batteries and installed a victron smart shunt to keep track of the batteries charge state via Bluetooth on my cell phone and tablet.


Re: SM faucet

Roger Mehan
 

Thanks, that will be much easier and we’ll have more options. 
Thank you,
Roger 


On Nov 9, 2021, at 5:10 PM, ianjudyjenkins@... wrote:


Hi Roger,

  This is not a marine item.Any bathroom or kitchen store will have suitable replacements. If in doubt, just take off the existing one and take it to the store.
 That's what we did.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece   

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Roger Mehan <woodsman1954@...>
Sent: 09 November 2021 20:21
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM faucet
 
Hello all, does any one know if the head sink faucet is available, or a suitable alternative?


Roger
SV Surreal SM204






Re: SM faucet

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Roger,

  This is not a marine item.Any bathroom or kitchen store will have suitable replacements. If in doubt, just take off the existing one and take it to the store.
 That's what we did.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece   

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Roger Mehan <woodsman1954@...>
Sent: 09 November 2021 20:21
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM faucet
 
Hello all, does any one know if the head sink faucet is available, or a suitable alternative?


Roger
SV Surreal SM204






SM faucet

Roger Mehan
 

Hello all, does any one know if the head sink faucet is available, or a suitable alternative?


Roger
SV Surreal SM204


Re: Dehumidifier Drain Outlet

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Scott,
My dehumidifier is specified at about 12L per day too, but it never produces that much water unless we are creating some major humidity with the clothes dryer. In reality it produces about 2 litres per day while we are living on board, and no doubt less when the boat is unoccupied. Regardless, it still needs the bilge pump to operate.

That's unfortunate about your bilge pump switch, and I can see how being on the port tack would delay the alarm sensor. Not sure I want two bilge pumps, but maybe a second alarm sensor on the STBD side of the bilge would be warranted.
I replaced my switch this year (11 years old) because the terminals were a bit corroded and one of them broke when I was disconnecting it for cleaning.  The switch was easy to source and it wasn't too difficult to fabricate an extender on the toggle. It has worked reliably since July, but past performance is no indication of future performance as you know !!

That's a nice way way to keep your LFP's happy.  Thankfully I don't have that problem with my hybrid battery system. I've set my LFP's to 65% SOC and switched them off completely. The 24V system is now floating at 27.4V on my AGM's. only. My LFP's are happy and my AGM's are happy.

The debate in my mind is now about whether to turn on my MPPT over winter as a backup in the event that my MP-3000 fails.

Cheers
Dean
SV STELLA
A54-154


 


Re: Descaling the Seawater Lines

rossirossix4
 

I'm not that optimistic but I'd love to see if Salt-A-Way solution has any impact on disolving chunks.  We use a solution when we rinse generator, engine, AC, toilet feed pumps, anchor wash, etc. and sometimes flush it down the toilets.

I've posted this elsewhere, but for anyone wanting to flush with fresh water but (like most of us when not docked) AND wanting to preserve fresh water.....We keep a plastic 8" diameter plastic mixing bowl in each head sink.  We use the kind of kitchen bowl that has the urethane soft bottom.  It catches the water when we wash hands or face.  We empty it down the head after a thorough salt water flush.  The water usually has some liquid soap in it as well.  As a result the toilet hoses are filled with a fair amount (or total, depending) of fresh soapy water.  Bonus--you can do the same to prevent mouthfuls of toothbrushing rinse and--if you shave--hair, from coating the hoses to the bilge and ending up in the bilge sump. (or if you are accurate just spit it out into the toilet). There have been a number of postings wondering about bilge sump smell even though kitchen sink waste is carefully controlled--we noticed a significant decline when doing this.

Bob       KAIMI SM429


RAL Codes Amel 55 #solution

Joan Blaas
 

Hello,

Does anyone know the RAL codes of the Amel 55? I have some small gelcoat repairs.

Thanks so much!

Joan Blaas
A55-05 Caconano
Martinique


Re: Dehumidifier Drain Outlet

Scott SV Tengah
 

Dean,

I've run a 12L/day dehumidifier both times we have left the boat and I let it drain into the sink. You are right that it's a risk if the bilge pump or switch fails when you're away but we mitigated that by having a boat watcher check the engine room once a week. Your remote monitoring solution works, too.

Your hypothetical fear became my reality when my 12 year old bilge pump switch died without warning. Sure, I probably should have replaced it prior due to age, but it's not exactly an off the shelf product. This caused some relatively serious problems on a long upwind port tack passage, so I think it's best to install two pumps. My secondary alarm, mounted in the Amel standard position next to the AC pump, did not sound because it was elevated due to being on port tack.

Luckily I was aboard, so the damage was limited. Just as important, I think you should have two switches mounted in the gray water bilge. This is what I'm going to do.

As an aside, I don't plug in, but rather set the inverters (through the BMV-712 programmable relay and the inverter's remote on/off input) to run my dehumidifier between 60-100% SOC. This keeps the batteries happy.


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Climma Heat

Alexey Mateosyan
 

thank you, Stefan, that's very helpful, I will try to find out what is the type of the klixon thermostat. 
--
Best regards,
Aleksei @ Aletes SM2K#240


Re: Descaling the Seawater Lines

WASABI - Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Dean
Thanks, all fine here... 
Engine and Gen I keep some deluted Antifreece in it after water flushing.

Maybe vinigar is also good for Engine and Gen. I never found an appropriate fluid/chemistry for it, 
and all the descaler seemed to aggressively in my mind.
Maybe I should not worry?

Can’t find barnacle booster in Europe for a reasonable price and quantity. 
I think heat-exchange service is due from time to time anyhow.;-)

Cheers 
Ruedi

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 09.11.2021 um 01:08 schrieb Dean Gillies <stella@...>:

Hi Ruedi,
Thanks for that.  Flushing the fridge/aircon with product is much easier than running it through the motor/generator due to water flow volumes.  Do you think this is not needed so much with the engines?

Hope your travels are going well. Wasabi looks splendid.
Cheers
Dean
SV STELLA
A54-154


Re: Antifouling / Bottompaint

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Scott,

It's coming up to two years now.
The hull was relatively clean last time I looked at it in May, only a small amount of soft weed fouling.
I guess it was the same when the divers did it, nobody said anything.
The barnacle epidemic that Danny refers to, we suffered from too. At that time we had Micron 66.
There were a lot of boats in the North of New Zealand at the time that had that issue.
I'm sure it had to do with water temperature and that season because it hasn't happened again since.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Dehumidifier Drain Outlet

Dean Gillies
 

Vladan,
Nice. I'm keen to hear how that one works out.

I already have a reliable unit onboard, but it does need to drain the water.
It's also great for using in the forward shower area when the clothes dryer is in use as it creates a lot of moisture, which is removed almost immediately by the dehumidifier.

Cheers
Dean
SV STELLA
A54-154
 


Re: Dehumidifier Drain Outlet

Vladan SV PAME
 

Hi Dean,

I bought this dehumidifier and waiting to be delivered. https://ecor-pro.com/product/dh1200-dryfan-12-litre-stainless-steel-desiccant-dehumidifier/

No need for drain outlet but need exhaust outlet (vent). I'm planning to install unit in cockpit locker and to make exhaust under mizzen mast, just above fresh air intake for Webasto.
I think but not sure until I try, as temporary installation kitchen exhaust hose can be used.

Best Regards,
--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


Re: Antifouling / Bottompaint

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Slavko.

20 litres

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 09 November 2021 at 05:29 Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:

Next spring it will be first time I will do AF on my Amel. What is quantity I would need to order? I checked with Trilux 33 that requires 3 layers and will need 14 litre of AF . It was calculated on supplier site. I would be grateful for some first hand data regarding how many litres I need.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Croatia

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