Date   

Re: Holding Tank

Mark Erdos
 

As others have suggested, it is possible to use a large flat screwdriver to lift the cap a little bit. I would add that as soon as you can fit the red straw tube of some WD40 under the lip of the cap, give it a squirt all around.

 

 

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 Eloi Bamberg
Sent: Monday, August 2, 2021 7:08 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Holding Tank

 

Hello,
Till now, I never had to open my black water holding tanks. Today I tried to remove the black plastic caps on deck by turning and lifting with no success. I didn't force to much to avoid braking them. What is the correct way to open them?
Eloi
SM2K RedLion


Re: Seawater intake

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hole is 1 1/4 inch.  A broom handle works but a length of 1/19 wire which is peeled back will get rid of most barnacles

Good luck.

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, New Zealand



On 3 Aug 2021, at 12:03, Bryce Procter via groups.io <Balibryce@...> wrote:

I need to clean out the seawater intake on my SM2000 preferably without a bailout. Any suggestions on how to plug the inlet in the hull or what diameter the hole is. I'm assuming that with the amount of barnacles etc we get here in the tropics it's not going to be a nice smooth round surface for a wooden bung.
I have used gallons of vinegar and baking soda above the valve but the problem appears to be between the valve and the inlet.

Cheers
Bryce
SM 2000 #467
Seamaster ll


Seawater intake

Bryce Procter
 

I need to clean out the seawater intake on my SM2000 preferably without a bailout. Any suggestions on how to plug the inlet in the hull or what diameter the hole is. I'm assuming that with the amount of barnacles etc we get here in the tropics it's not going to be a nice smooth round surface for a wooden bung.
I have used gallons of vinegar and baking soda above the valve but the problem appears to be between the valve and the inlet.

Cheers
Bryce
SM 2000 #467
Seamaster ll


Main Sail Foil

Eloi Bamberg
 

While our Masts where down during the process off renewing the standing Rigg, i found that the hole off the foil (tube where the mainsail is rolled on) that connects to the connection hub of the gearbox was already a little bit ovalized. I decided to have an aluminium piece machined that fits exactly in the the foil to have a better repartition of the force during foiling the mainsail. It is a rather simple piece that every machine shop should be able to do. Here some photos.

regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426 RedLion


Re: Holding Tank

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Eloi,

It is a friction fit. A claw hammer works well. Little by little moving around. 

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 03 August 2021 at 05:07 Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:

Hello,
Till now, I never had to open my black water holding tanks. Today I tried to remove the black plastic caps on deck by turning and lifting with no success. I didn't force to much to avoid braking them. What is the correct way to open them?
Eloi
SM2K RedLion


Re: Refrigeration guy in Volos Greece

Arno Luijten
 

Hi,

I don't want to kill off your optimism but the leak may be a bit less easy to fix. In my case the leak was in the heat-exchanger on the compressor. What happened is the sea-water corroded trough the tube-wall that separates the water from the cooling-gas allowing the gas to escape via the seawater-route.
In my case the solution was to replace the compressor as the heat-exchanger is not supplied alone.
While at it make sure the compressor/heat-exchanger is well connected to the earth bonding system as this protects the system from corroding even faster.

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Holding Tank

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

The large screwdriver approach also has worked for us in the past.
 
Andrew
SM 472
Ronpische


Re: Holding Tank

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

or you give the lid to the hammer
take a piece of wood below and then carefully
to loose him and then how Jeff explane

Best Elja
SM Balu 222

Von meinem iPhone gesendet


Re: Holding Tank

Jeff Williams
 

I just did this a few weeks ago.  They are friction set into the holes.  I used a screwdriver and gently worked my way around.  They will come up eventually.
Jeff
SM #379 Spruzzo

On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 8:07 PM Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hello,
Till now, I never had to open my black water holding tanks. Today I tried to remove the black plastic caps on deck by turning and lifting with no success. I didn't force to much to avoid braking them. What is the correct way to open them?
Eloi
SM2K RedLion


Holding Tank

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hello,
Till now, I never had to open my black water holding tanks. Today I tried to remove the black plastic caps on deck by turning and lifting with no success. I didn't force to much to avoid braking them. What is the correct way to open them?
Eloi
SM2K RedLion


Maramu sail plan

Lance Leonard
 

I am the owner of Maramu #135 (Minerva). We are currently sailing North to Maine from North Carolina. My boat came with a removable Solent stay and a removable stay on the mizzenmast. It is for downwind use only as it’s attachments pintos just forward of the dodger in the area swept by the Main boom. My question is, what sort of sail would I fly there? A mizzen staysail seems to have a different configuration with no stay required.


Re: Turbo Model Nr. Of Yanmar 4JH3-HTE

Donato Valente
 

Many thanks Bill, kind as usual. 
Donato 

Il giorno lun 2 ago 2021 alle 16:15 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto:
The turbo might be different between the 75hp qnd 100hp. I am not sure. 
It is always best to check with a Yanmar dealer using your complete model number and serial number. Example: [Model 4JH3-HTE, Sn# E21642]

Assuming that you have the 4JH3, the following is a link to pages from a Yanmar Parts Catalog:


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

On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 6:30 AM Donato Valente <ing.d.valente@...> wrote:



Hi
does someone can tell me the model nr. Of the turbo equipped on Yanmar as below on a SM2000 red line #468 of 2004 ? 

Appreciated your help

Many thanks

Donato 
SM2000 #468 OCEAN BIRD
now in Taranto, Italy


Re: Turbo Model Nr. Of Yanmar 4JH3-HTE

 

The turbo might be different between the 75hp qnd 100hp. I am not sure. 
It is always best to check with a Yanmar dealer using your complete model number and serial number. Example: [Model 4JH3-HTE, Sn# E21642]

Assuming that you have the 4JH3, the following is a link to pages from a Yanmar Parts Catalog:


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

On Mon, Aug 2, 2021 at 6:30 AM Donato Valente <ing.d.valente@...> wrote:



Hi
does someone can tell me the model nr. Of the turbo equipped on Yanmar as below on a SM2000 red line #468 of 2004 ? 

Appreciated your help

Many thanks

Donato 
SM2000 #468 OCEAN BIRD
now in Taranto, Italy


Re: Onan code 3 subcode 4-1

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all, many thanks for Kalamata Marina infos
 Let us see, may be a good alternative of my last winter at Cleopatra Marina Preveza
Buon Vento
Giovanni
Eutikia SM2K 428
Milos

Il Ven 30 Lug 2021, 20:17 Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> ha scritto:
What utter bliss a year on an Amel in Kalamata - that is what Amels are all about.

Brilliant and totally inspiring.

Peter

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
La Rochelle - shortly bound for Lymington UK.
00447836 209730


> On 30 Jul 2021, at 18:12, Rink De Haan <rinkdehaan@...> wrote:
>
> Welcome Giovanni and hi Elja
>
> We arrived yesterday in Kalamata and will stay at least a year in the marina in the water.
> First impressions very good, nice town and a wonderful part of Greece.
>
> Best
> Rink & Marloes
> SY Razors Edge
> SM2K #330
>
> Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone
>
>> Op 30 jul. 2021 om 19:49 heeft Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222 <Bijorka@...> het volgende geschreven:
>>
>> He Giovanni
>> In Kalamata you can go an the Haed
>> We stay hire sinsce 5 yaers two times on the Hard
>>
>> See you Elja
>> SM Balu 222
>> Kalamata
>>
>> Von meinem iPhone gesendet
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
>






Turbo Model Nr. Of Yanmar 4JH3-HTE

Donato Valente
 




Hi
does someone can tell me the model nr. Of the turbo equipped on Yanmar as below on a SM2000 red line #468 of 2004 ? 

Appreciated your help

Many thanks

Donato 
SM2000 #468 OCEAN BIRD
now in Taranto, Italy


Re: Refrigeration guy in Volos Greece

ngtnewington Newington
 

Thanks Vladan. When we go round tjj oh Scopelos town I will ask him.
Nick

On 2 Aug 2021, at 13:03, Vladan SV PAME <vladan.bojic@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Nick,

Find Nikos from boat No Stress. He's running day charter boat moored in
front of Baramares Caffe. If he's not currently there he will be later in
the afternoon.

He will be able to give you contact in Volos. I it will be difficult to find
someone on Skopelos to fix fridge.

Give Nikos my regards.

Best Regards,

Vladan
S.V. Pame
A54 #157


-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On
Behalf Of ngtnewington Newington via groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 11:48
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Refrigeration guy in Volos Greece

Hello fellow Amel owners,

We are in Skopelos Greece. The front opening fridge has packed up.
Fortunately we have the deep freeze and the chest fridge and can manage well
despite 7 aboard.
I am pretty sure that there is a leak of refrigerant as the unit gradually
failed. All I need to do is find the leak and have it soldered, vacuum the
system and recharge. In order to do this I need a competent fridge guy.
Does anyone know of someone in the city of Volos where we will go in a weeks
time, or Skiathos, Skopelos who they can recommend?

Kind regards
Nick Newington
SY Amelia
AML 54-019
Skopelos, where there is no wind and it is hot but the beer is still cold.








--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME





Re: Refrigeration guy in Volos Greece

Vladan SV PAME
 

Hi Nick,

Find Nikos from boat No Stress. He's running day charter boat moored in
front of Baramares Caffe. If he's not currently there he will be later in
the afternoon.

He will be able to give you contact in Volos. I it will be difficult to find
someone on Skopelos to fix fridge.

Give Nikos my regards.

Best Regards,

Vladan
S.V. Pame
A54 #157

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On
Behalf Of ngtnewington Newington via groups.io
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2021 11:48
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Refrigeration guy in Volos Greece

Hello fellow Amel owners,

We are in Skopelos Greece. The front opening fridge has packed up.
Fortunately we have the deep freeze and the chest fridge and can manage well
despite 7 aboard.
I am pretty sure that there is a leak of refrigerant as the unit gradually
failed. All I need to do is find the leak and have it soldered, vacuum the
system and recharge. In order to do this I need a competent fridge guy.
Does anyone know of someone in the city of Volos where we will go in a weeks
time, or Skiathos, Skopelos who they can recommend?

Kind regards
Nick Newington
SY Amelia
AML 54-019
Skopelos, where there is no wind and it is hot but the beer is still cold.








--
Vladan

A54 #157
SV PAME


Refrigeration guy in Volos Greece

ngtnewington Newington
 

Hello fellow Amel owners,

We are in Skopelos Greece. The front opening fridge has packed up. Fortunately we have the deep freeze and the chest fridge and can manage well despite 7 aboard.
I am pretty sure that there is a leak of refrigerant as the unit gradually failed. All I need to do is find the leak and have it soldered, vacuum the system and recharge. In order to do this I need a competent fridge guy.
Does anyone know of someone in the city of Volos where we will go in a weeks time, or Skiathos, Skopelos who they can recommend?

Kind regards
Nick Newington
SY Amelia
AML 54-019
Skopelos, where there is no wind and it is hot but the beer is still cold.


Re: Onan Generator Exhaust thru hull

eric freedman
 

HI,

Amel suggested removing all the old sealant and replacing it with 4200. So far 6 years no problems.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Richie Whyte
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2021 8:44 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan Generator Exhaust thru hull

 

Hi All
I am in the middle of a mini refit and I’d like to check something with those of you that know better. My Onan generator exhaust seems to flow into a reinforced rubber hose and from that it eventually goes out through the hole in the side of the boat. This hose is siliconed in place. The silicone is perished and the whole setup feels like a forgotten running repair to me - there is no proper thruhull as can be seen from the pic. Is this as it should be and if not do you know what should be here instead?
Many thanks

Richie

Richie Whyte
Why Knot (formerly GUMA)
SM2K#261
On the hard, Kos Marina
Kos, Greece


Re: Diesel heater install

Darren Moore
 

Thanks Randall,

I have seen that episode, hydronic may be an easier option, much smaller hoses to get around.

Kind regards

Darren


On Sat, 31 Jul 2021, 12:07 Randall Walker, <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:
I recall Delos did a water heater install. They started in the Bahamas I think and finished the install stateside. Drilled manny holes though. Not something I would want but looked warm, for colder climates.
But there’s an avenue to head down.

Randall
A54#56

On Fri, Jul 30, 2021 at 18:11 Darren Moore <dmjetstar@...> wrote:
Good morning Eric and Bill,

Thank you for you comments, we still at the thinking stage at the moment which prompted my asking questions here,

I'm not convinced yet of which way to go, I like air for simplicity, I dislike hydronic because its power hungry with the circulation pump and fans (but does have better temperature control)

I was thinking with either system that I'd run the pipes through bulkheads well above the water line to protect the integrity.

I'd like to know if anyone had done the install and had pictures, I'll investigate also if TW3 has any obvious signs of the path that the fresh air system might have used.

Thank you both for your advice
--
Darren & Karen
SM171
Tradewinds III
Tasmania, Australia


--
Darren & Karen
SM171
Tradewinds III
Tasmania, Australia

1 - 20 of 59236