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Re: Seacock for aft head

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, Mark, I appreciate the confirmation ,I will go ahead and order the BSPP seacock.
Thank You,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Mon, Jul 26, 2021 10:04 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Seacock for aft head

Pat,

I believe that the BSPP thread and the BSPT thread are both BSP (British Standard Pipe) threads. The BSPT is tapered, which you do not have

I believe that you will need pipe thread sealant and the Groco BSPP will work perfectly for you.

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Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 8:20 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mark ,I was thinking I wanted a valve with BSP threads , Groco has a BSPP thread. Is that what you bought and is what I need? I am not sure exactly the difference ,both are straight thread .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 25, 2021 11:40 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Seacock for aft head

Take a look at the Groco valve, I used this valve.  It has a grease zerk to keep the valve operating smoothly.  https://www.groco.net/products/valves-seacocks/inline-valves/ibv-series-bspp-thread
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Seacock for aft head

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Pat,

 

There are two types of BSP threads;

- BSPP - Female & male thread are both parallel (also known as G)

- BSPT - Female thread is parallel and the male thread is tapered

 

Since the ball valve is female on both ends it might be labeled as BSPP or just BSP.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 26, 2021 3:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Seacock for aft head

 

Mark ,I was thinking I wanted a valve with BSP threads , Groco has a BSPP thread. Is that what you bought and is what I need? I am not sure exactly the difference ,both are straight thread .

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 25, 2021 11:40 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Seacock for aft head

Take a look at the Groco valve, I used this valve.  It has a grease zerk to keep the valve operating smoothly.  https://www.groco.net/products/valves-seacocks/inline-valves/ibv-series-bspp-thread
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Rocna 33 anchor- does it fits without modification on Super Maramu 2000

Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila
 

Yes, it does. Just to connect it to chain and use.

Even a 40 kg Rocna fits. Ours is from 2007 and have never let us down.

Regards
Ann-Sofie & Jonas Svanberg
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998.


Skickat från min iPhone

26/07/2021 kl. 15:35 skrev Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...>:


Hallo Slavko

Your concerns about messing holding regarding Original Amel Wasi Bugelanchor…i totally agree with you. We already have had so much trouble with them im weedy soil and hard sand. no pleasure anymore, we changed. No more trouble!

Ask UltraMarine Anchors in Prague ( resp. For Europe) and there for Kris Teaotea, sales manager.
He did made a special quote for us Ameliens, about 28% less 
I have also ordered a 45 kg for pur A54. Ist fits perfectly on our bowroller,inkl. the special swivel. Shipping easy in whole Europe, also to our little remote island in Greece. here within 10 days.
The ultramarine anchor is state of the art today. Holds like shark teeth!,
Hope this helps, further Info here:

kris@...

Best wishes and fair winds 
Ulrich Michael
„Soleil Bleu“ A54#088
Leros GR

Am 26.07.2021 um 16:16 schrieb Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...>:



Hello,

after waking at 6 a clock in 30m of water and 200m from shore I have decided to stop fighting original Amel anchor.
on my previous boat I had Delta and it was good for 17 years.
After reading posts and some investigation and possibility of fast delivery I have decided for Rocna 33. What is the latest experience with this anchor (I can have it delivered here in Croatia  in less then week), and does it fit without modification on SM 2000?


Thank you
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse, sailing in Croatia


Re: Seacock for aft head

 

Pat,

I believe that the BSPP thread and the BSPT thread are both BSP (British Standard Pipe) threads. The BSPT is tapered, which you do not have

I believe that you will need pipe thread sealant and the Groco BSPP will work perfectly for you.

image.png
Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 8:20 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Mark ,I was thinking I wanted a valve with BSP threads , Groco has a BSPP thread. Is that what you bought and is what I need? I am not sure exactly the difference ,both are straight thread .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 25, 2021 11:40 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Seacock for aft head

Take a look at the Groco valve, I used this valve.  It has a grease zerk to keep the valve operating smoothly.  https://www.groco.net/products/valves-seacocks/inline-valves/ibv-series-bspp-thread
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


B&G HYDRA 2000 - Depth and Sonic Speed stopped working

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 
Edited

The B&G depth and sonic speed have suddenly stopped working. Testing according to manual in Sonic speed unit seems to have correct values, so I am suspecting that the problem is the Depth Card in the HYDRA 2000 unit. I have tried resetting DEPTH card though FFD this did nothing. Versions in FFD shows no checksum for DEPTH unit. I removed the Circuit board battery and re-inserted and on next power up the sonic speed and depth were working but depth was intermittently flashing ‘CAL’ on next power cycle  it returned to broken state. About to try replacing circuit board batteries but am not hopeful that this will make a difference. Anybody had similar experience / fix / best approach etc.
 
Thanks
 
Andrew Lamb
 
Ronpische
SM 472
Canet-en-Roussillon


Re: Rocna 33 anchor- does it fits without modification on Super Maramu 2000

Giorgio Ardrizzi
 

Hi Slavko
On my Sharki I have a 20 kg Rocna.  Due to Covid I spent 18 months at anchor in Martinique and I can assure you that it is truly a great anchor.
The only defect I found is the low thickness of the galvanizing which in some points has already worn out, but it seems that it is a problem common to all modern anchors and chains.  My old Bruce after 20 years was still in great condition.
In any case, with modern anchors, such as Rocna, Mantus, Spade, etc, there has been a huge technical improvement.

Giorgio Ardrizzi
sy Saudade III - Sharki #1

Le Marin - Martinique 

Il Lun 26 Lug 2021, 15:16 Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> ha scritto:

Hello,

after waking at 6 a clock in 30m of water and 200m from shore I have decided to stop fighting original Amel anchor.
on my previous boat I had Delta and it was good for 17 years.
After reading posts and some investigation and possibility of fast delivery I have decided for Rocna 33. What is the latest experience with this anchor (I can have it delivered here in Croatia  in less then week), and does it fit without modification on SM 2000?


Thank you
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse, sailing in Croatia


Re: Rocna 33 anchor- does it fits without modification on Super Maramu 2000

Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer
 

Hallo Slavko

Your concerns about messing holding regarding Original Amel Wasi Bugelanchor…i totally agree with you. We already have had so much trouble with them im weedy soil and hard sand. no pleasure anymore, we changed. No more trouble!

Ask UltraMarine Anchors in Prague ( resp. For Europe) and there for Kris Teaotea, sales manager.
He did made a special quote for us Ameliens, about 28% less 
I have also ordered a 45 kg for pur A54. Ist fits perfectly on our bowroller,inkl. the special swivel. Shipping easy in whole Europe, also to our little remote island in Greece. here within 10 days.
The ultramarine anchor is state of the art today. Holds like shark teeth!,
Hope this helps, further Info here:

kris@...

Best wishes and fair winds 
Ulrich Michael
„Soleil Bleu“ A54#088
Leros GR

Am 26.07.2021 um 16:16 schrieb Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...>:



Hello,

after waking at 6 a clock in 30m of water and 200m from shore I have decided to stop fighting original Amel anchor.
on my previous boat I had Delta and it was good for 17 years.
After reading posts and some investigation and possibility of fast delivery I have decided for Rocna 33. What is the latest experience with this anchor (I can have it delivered here in Croatia  in less then week), and does it fit without modification on SM 2000?


Thank you
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse, sailing in Croatia


Re: Rocna 33 anchor- does it fits without modification on Super Maramu 2000

Rink De Haan
 

Hi Slavko

I have had the 33 for three years. Fitted perfectly but I decided it was to light in some situations. Now we have the Rocna 44 which also fits without modification and am very satisfied with it (after I removed shackles). 

Best
Rink 
SM2k #330 Razors Edge 


Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone

Op 26 jul. 2021 om 16:16 heeft Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> het volgende geschreven:



Hello,

after waking at 6 a clock in 30m of water and 200m from shore I have decided to stop fighting original Amel anchor.
on my previous boat I had Delta and it was good for 17 years.
After reading posts and some investigation and possibility of fast delivery I have decided for Rocna 33. What is the latest experience with this anchor (I can have it delivered here in Croatia  in less then week), and does it fit without modification on SM 2000?


Thank you
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse, sailing in Croatia


Re: Seacock for aft head

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark ,I was thinking I wanted a valve with BSP threads , Groco has a BSPP thread. Is that what you bought and is what I need? I am not sure exactly the difference ,both are straight thread .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jul 25, 2021 11:40 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Seacock for aft head

Take a look at the Groco valve, I used this valve.  It has a grease zerk to keep the valve operating smoothly.  https://www.groco.net/products/valves-seacocks/inline-valves/ibv-series-bspp-thread
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Rocna 33 anchor- does it fits without modification on Super Maramu 2000

Slavko Despotovic
 

Hello,

after waking at 6 a clock in 30m of water and 200m from shore I have decided to stop fighting original Amel anchor.
on my previous boat I had Delta and it was good for 17 years.
After reading posts and some investigation and possibility of fast delivery I have decided for Rocna 33. What is the latest experience with this anchor (I can have it delivered here in Croatia  in less then week), and does it fit without modification on SM 2000?


Thank you
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse, sailing in Croatia


Re: Sliding ring seal of Calpeda pump

 

Although I have not disassembled one, I am 99% sure that Gianneschi uses a 12mm mechanical seal which is the same seal that Calpeda uses. BTW, the Dessalator Low-Pressure Feed Pump for the D160, or higher, and both the 66b or 88b Reya freshwater pumps have a 12mm mechanical seal. If you have spare seals for any of these, you have a seal that will fit.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 4:47 AM Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:

Thanks, Bill,

after scratching off the paint which  covered the plastic box of the pump electric connections I figured out that it is labelled Gianneschi s.r.l., type CB 20 ME. 
I think it is more or less identic to the Calpeda pump.

Best regards 

Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40
currently Fuengirola, Spain

 


Re: Is this a standard addition?

 

Not sure, but that is generally the location of the Amel-installed forward-looking transducer.

I believe the vast majority of SMs of the age of SM 171 have had SOW transducers added because of the failures of the B&G Sonic Speed, however, if this is a SOW transducer, I believe it is a little too far forward.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Jul 25, 2021 at 10:47 PM Darren Moore <dmjetstar@...> wrote:
Hello,
We were wondering if anyone knows what this setup is, is it usual in a SM?

It appears to have a Airmar transducer in it

Thanks for your help

--
Darren & Karen
SM171
Tradewinds III
Tasmania, Australia


Re: Sliding ring seal of Calpeda pump

Martin Birkhoff
 

Thanks, Bill,

after scratching off the paint which  covered the plastic box of the pump electric connections I figured out that it is labelled Gianneschi s.r.l., type CB 20 ME. 
I think it is more or less identic to the Calpeda pump.

Best regards 

Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40
currently Fuengirola, Spain

 


Diesel heater install

Darren Moore
 

Hello,

We are looking at installing a Diesel heater to our 1996 Super Maramu

Currently looking at a Wallas Spartan 4.5kw unit which has three in and out ports, we'd like to run a port to the Saloon, main cabin and forward guest cabin

Does anyone have any experience with this heater?

Has any one ran 75mm (3 inch) warm air duct through their boat? did you find any good paths or impossible paths

Kindest regards 
--
Darren & Karen
SM171
Tradewinds III
Tasmania, Australia


Is this a standard addition?

Darren Moore
 

Hello,
We were wondering if anyone knows what this setup is, is it usual in a SM?

It appears to have a Airmar transducer in it

Thanks for your help

--
Darren & Karen
SM171
Tradewinds III
Tasmania, Australia


Re: D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Ruedi,
Thank you for closing that loop for me. It is now clear that the new Volvo part number 872242, is in fact exactly the same Valeo relay suggested below by Dominique.  I have found a source for this relay in the UK which I will order tomorrow.

Trust you and Sabine are well. Will drop you an email offline to catchup.

Best regards
Dean
SV Stella
A54-154 


Re: Seacock for aft head

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, Mark, I like the idea of a grease fitting , I am contacting the dealer Monday . 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jul 25, 2021 1:12 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Seacock for aft head

Mark let me know about this valve with a grease fitting about 2 years ago. Since then I have recommended it.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Sun, Jul 25, 2021, 10:40 AM Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:
Take a look at the Groco valve, I used this valve.  It has a grease zerk to keep the valve operating smoothly.  https://www.groco.net/products/valves-seacocks/inline-valves/ibv-series-bspp-thread
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Engine overheating - Amel54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello David;

 

You are getting some sound advice from others on the forum and any one of them could be your problem.

 

A malfunctioning thermostat, may also present all the symptoms you describe. One simple test would be to remove the thermostat, and see if you have the same issue. If yes, then the thermostat is not your problem. If the engine stays cooler than 80 Celsius and takes a long time to come up to temperature, then the issue s the thermostat.

 

Respectfully;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of David Crisp via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2021 11:59 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Engine overheating - Amel54

 

Hi All,

I've a problem with my engine D3-110i-C engine running hot (it has 1350hrs on the clock)  I'm having to keep the rev's down at 1100RPM of less otherwise the engine temp steadily rises, so that once it gets to 95degC I back of  the revs.

Apart from the temperature gauge, if I let it run hot some steam can be seen in the exhaust.

Another thing I've noticed is some gurlgling noise coming from the cockpit drain - I'm suspicious this is coming from the anti-syphon bleed hose from the exhaust anti-syphon loop.

I've check the sea water intake, the sea-chest strainer, changed the impeller (it was okay), I've bled air out of the top of the sea chest, I've taken the hoses off the exhaust elbow and that appears clear.

Any suggestions?

--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58


Re: Engine overheating - Amel54

Mark Erdos
 

David, I am not that familiar with the D3 but I am certain you have a blockage in your raw-water cooling system. Start at the sea chest and work your way along the entire raw-water cooling system ending at the elbow. Remove and clean any heat exchangers (transmission, engine cooling, and after cooler). Check all the hoses to ensure they are clear of debris and ensure the raw-water pump is clean inside. This will solve your issue. Somewhere in the system you will have an “ah ha” moment. It is best to do the entire system since if you have a blockage somewhere, the chances are you’ll have more downstream. Don’t stop at the “ah ha” moment.

 

This is also a good time to replace the seals/o-rings on the heat exchangers as well as any worn hoses.  

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Crisp
Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2021 8:59 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Engine overheating - Amel54

 

Hi All,

I've a problem with my engine D3-110i-C engine running hot (it has 1350hrs on the clock)  I'm having to keep the rev's down at 1100RPM of less otherwise the engine temp steadily rises, so that once it gets to 95degC I back of  the revs.

Apart from the temperature gauge, if I let it run hot some steam can be seen in the exhaust.

Another thing I've noticed is some gurlgling noise coming from the cockpit drain - I'm suspicious this is coming from the anti-syphon bleed hose from the exhaust anti-syphon loop.

I've check the sea water intake, the sea-chest strainer, changed the impeller (it was okay), I've bled air out of the top of the sea chest, I've taken the hoses off the exhaust elbow and that appears clear.

Any suggestions?

--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58


Re: D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Dean

On my A54-55 the Mass-Relais has the Number 860877-0. I ordered a new one at GWEN Marine in France and got the message that the new number is 872242. 

Generally most or all Volvo Penta dealers are not aware of this Relais and don’t know it. They can’t find the number in their parts list. It seems to be an Amel specific Volvo part and can not be order at SAV neither. GWEN Marine is the Volvo dealer in France who delivers most VP to AMEL. 

I have done some research on specific VP Parts for the AMEL D3-110 (Sensor, etc) and will send out to the Forum a list & information about it when I’m back on my computer Tuesday 27.7. (the specified Relais is one of these parts).
 
If it’s urgent for you Dean, I can try to send you something (picture and order info) in a separate e-mail or whatsup. I’m traveling right now w/o my laptop and have limited access. Just trop a msg on my whatsup phone # is +41794018847

Best regards
Ruedi
WASABI A54-55 
Valencia 

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 25.07.2021 um 15:54 schrieb ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...>:

I use a thick napkin that sort of stays in place. I just check it as I do the oil dip stick and general running checks.
Last year there were a few crystals. I decided to buy a new pump and kit. 
I fitted the new pump and serviced the old with new bearings and seals. Eventually the shaft will get a wear groove. One can buy a new shaft too, if required.
Nick
S/Y Amelia
Northern Sporades



On 25 Jul 2021, at 15:17, Dean Gillies <stella@...> wrote:



Nick, great idea. Do you do anything special to prevent the napkin from moving/falling?

I'm not impressed with the impact of almost two years on the hardstand in Scotland.  I have a bunch of "stuck" systems around the boat needing stripped down or replaced, and it's proving difficult to buy Corrosion-X locally. On the bright side, the weather is fab here right now and my new hybrid lithium/lead power system is working superbly.

Cheers
Dean
SV Stella
A54-154



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