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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor

Rick Gutierrez <devaxmangor@...>
 

Bravo Mark!


On Sep 11, 2017, at 3:52 PM, mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Wow! This is really mean. 

 

If someone wants to post or help, then let them. 

 

You don’t have to read this you know.

 

Please don’t choke the forum with hate mail or your opinions on how the forum should or shouldn’t work. You don’t have to be on this.


And besides, Paul is new to this forum and his Amel. There is a lot to learn and you should not judge him because he is an Amel novice. 


I hate having to write this but someone needed to.


With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada


www.creampuff.us





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor

karkauai
 

That's just plain rude Hanspeter. I guess you were never a neophyte with a big boat and all kinds of systems that you never had to work on.  I was (and still am), but I'm getting better, thanks to the helpful people here. We all try to help with what ever problems others are having.  Just delete the posts that bore you.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

On Sep 11, 2017, at 5:40 PM, 'hanspeter.baettig@...' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Paul i think its not the right time to ask the forum about your ac problems. Read the manuals google it
go to a ac tec and dont' ask the forum with your little problem. Because its a brodcast  forum. We should only post intelligent questions, things everybodey can solve itselve should not be posting on this forum. Othetwise you go to Bill's Amel School
hanspeter
SM 16
Tamango 2
Ageria

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 11.09.2017 um 15:56 schrieb pstas2003 <no_reply@...>:

 

First off, our thoughts and prayers go out to Alexandre and all of those impacted by these last two storms.  I don’t know you Alex, but I have followed your postings and the procedures on your website.  I know this is a huge loss for you.  Hang in there, it will get better..

Our aft Clima A/C unit comes on, and the compressor kicks in after a few seconds.  However, the fan unit does not start up at any of the three speeds.

I have searched the forum and found some information regarding blowers functioning at lower speed than normal, but nothing when the fan unit doesn’t work at all.

I was hoping for some information on where I should begin my trouble shooting.

Thanks in advance for any and all responses.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising Grenada

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor

Mark Erdos
 

Wow! This is really mean.

 

If someone wants to post or help, then let them.

 

You don’t have to read this you know.

 

Please don’t choke the forum with hate mail or your opinions on how the forum should or shouldn’t work. You don’t have to be on this.


And besides, Paul is new to this forum and his Amel. There is a lot to learn and you should not judge him because he is an Amel novice. 


I hate having to write this but someone needed to.


With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

hanspeter baettig
 

Hi again Pat
you are in fresh water, means for me salt water but clean and nice to swim.
anywy i can put my 27 years old perkins, 4 cylinder, turbo, 3800 h normaly to 2800 rmp, i do that only in emergency situation ore after long motoring, but only maybe 10 min. to clean the exhaust. And since 22 years with my boat, never had a problem.
and pls dont run your engine at 3000rpm, its to noisy😬
so whats the problem? and how to solve it 
1. go to amel school-> Bill
2. Your engine is charged with some adittional load, alternator ?? I ' dont think
bad c-drive, worn out bearings inthe different amel systems? 
vetus coupling ? in neutral position, engin off, you can turn the shaft by hand easely, both side?
If you put on the engine at 2200 rmp? what is the noise in the engine room.
Think about that. 
Hanspeter
Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 12.09.2017 um 00:08 schrieb Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hanspeter, I dove on my prop today and it was pretty clean, but scraped it anyway, the bottom had only a slight slime/growth , my boat lives in fresh water. Its been far worse and always ran up to 300 rpm.

Thanks,
Pat
SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: 'hanspeter.baettig@...' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 5:59 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 
pat
dont touch the Bosch injector engine !! if you dont see diesel is coming a little bit out of the injection conection to the cylinder input; then your problem is elswere.
clean your hull.
if you are a nice guy, send us fotos about your underwater sealife; I'm not kiding, its all about that
hanspeter
SM16( Tamango 2

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 11.09.2017 um 23:41 schrieb Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 
Mark, Thanks for getting back . I used the same and correct filters. I observed that the linkage moved forward well beyond the 2200 point , but no further increase in rpms. The engine seems to run smoothly , if it were an injector would you have a noticeable telltale ? Is the fact that in neutral It gets to 3000 rpm mean anything?
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 
Pat,
 
Here is a great page to give you some additional thoughts: https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-low-power-troubleshooting/
 
White smoke is usually a sign of not enough air intake or failing fuel injector(s). However, white smoke is usually pretty noticeable. You say “a little white smoke” so I would not think it is an indication.
 
Also, another common issue most people do not check is the throttle linkage. Can you get RPM if you go down to the engine an manually move the throttle?
 
Else, I would start with the fuel system and work from there.
 “replaced both fuel filters” did you replace them with the same type?
 
Tubo failure will usually pump out black smoke.
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs
 
 
I have not been able to get above 2200 rpms , normally I have always gotten to 3000 at full throttle on my Volvo TMD 22A . I just cleaned my fixed prop and replaced both fuel filters , still won't go beyond 2200 rpm. It will get above 3000 rpm in neutral and I notice a little white smoke. Any thoughts on what could cause the limited rpms in gear . I rebuilt the turbo 3 years ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I just read that the military has landed in the BVIs and St. Martin to restore order . That has to be a relief to those stuck there . Our thoughts and good wishes to everyone impacted by Irma.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Chain counter

karkauai
 

Thank you both, Bill R and Bill K.  If my display/brain is working I'll get the IB5124, if not, I'll get the Quick unit.

What a great, knowledgeable, friendly family we have!!


Kent
S/V Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat

Mark Erdos
 

Kent,

 

Others have already done this for him. I read the troops landed today and things should be getting better very soon. Ships have also arrived with aid.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 6:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat

 

 

Alex,

So sorry to hear how bad it is there.  I will call the Swiss Consulate but I need your full name, date of birth, passport number, anything else you think they will want.  Maybe Amel can help you from France?

 

Send info to my email

karkauai at yahoo dot com

Kent Robertson

S/V Kristy

Panama cell: +507-61171896

USA cell: 828-234-6819


On Sep 11, 2017, at 2:58 AM, grazyna.piesiewicz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

A message copied form the Amel owners group on Facebook, a call for help from Alexandre:

"From our friend Alexandre asking for help. Please read it. St Maarten.

Moral is low.
I don’t even want to mop the floor.
Just waiting for the generator to get the Wifi
The fridge is warm.
People, including the Hotel employee, are angry.
The government doesn’t sell fuel to civilians.
when we run out of diesel for the generator: no internet, no fridge, no stove, no water for the toilet nor shower and computers, phone, etc. will run out of batteries.
I really don’t see a way out of this.
10.00 they are having difficulties to start the generator.
The Hotel internet is down and I can’t access the one next door.
I just cry.
During the 2 hours the generator was running, all I did was trying to get Wifi.
Then, to make the thing worst, the Hotel which originally agree on $1500 plus water and electricity, now wants $2250 because they can not meter the electricity nor water I use?!?
We argue for one hour, I tell them I am taking back my diesel and selling it to the higher offer.
Finally we settle for $1600 all together, but I lost trust in them.
I no longer feel safe here, more and more I want to leave, but I also don’t want to loose all I remove from the boat.
18.30 the generator starts, but no internet anywhere.
20.00 finally an internet connection.
Just sending the message I wrote.
I am so tired, if you could please contact any Swiss or French consulate to let them know I am at Simpson Bay Suites
3D Billy Fully Roaad
Pelican, St Maarten, N.A.
1.721.544.4441 (I doubt it works)
info@... (I doubt it works)
simpsonbaysuites@... (I doubt it works)
Thanks in advance.
Sincerely, Alexandre"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat

karkauai
 

Alex,
So sorry to hear how bad it is there.  I will call the Swiss Consulate but I need your full name, date of birth, passport number, anything else you think they will want.  Maybe Amel can help you from France?

Send info to my email
karkauai at yahoo dot com

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Sep 11, 2017, at 2:58 AM, grazyna.piesiewicz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

A message copied form the Amel owners group on Facebook, a call for help from Alexandre:

"From our friend Alexandre asking for help. Please read it. St Maarten.

Moral is low.
I don’t even want to mop the floor.
Just waiting for the generator to get the Wifi
The fridge is warm.
People, including the Hotel employee, are angry.
The government doesn’t sell fuel to civilians.
when we run out of diesel for the generator: no internet, no fridge, no stove, no water for the toilet nor shower and computers, phone, etc. will run out of batteries.
I really don’t see a way out of this.
10.00 they are having difficulties to start the generator.
The Hotel internet is down and I can’t access the one next door.
I just cry.
During the 2 hours the generator was running, all I did was trying to get Wifi.
Then, to make the thing worst, the Hotel which originally agree on $1500 plus water and electricity, now wants $2250 because they can not meter the electricity nor water I use?!?
We argue for one hour, I tell them I am taking back my diesel and selling it to the higher offer.
Finally we settle for $1600 all together, but I lost trust in them.
I no longer feel safe here, more and more I want to leave, but I also don’t want to loose all I remove from the boat.
18.30 the generator starts, but no internet anywhere.
20.00 finally an internet connection.
Just sending the message I wrote.
I am so tired, if you could please contact any Swiss or French consulate to let them know I am at Simpson Bay Suites
3D Billy Fully Roaad
Pelican, St Maarten, N.A.
1.721.544.4441 (I doubt it works)
info@... (I doubt it works)
simpsonbaysuites@... (I doubt it works)
Thanks in advance.
Sincerely, Alexandre"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hurricane Prep

karkauai
 

Mine is made of Sunbrella.

Kent
S/V Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor

Mark Erdos
 

Wow! This is really mean.

 

If someone wants to post or help then let them.

 

You don’t have to read this you know.

 

Please don’t choke the forum with hate mail or your opinions on how the forum should or shouldn’t work. You don’t have to be on this.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:40 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor

 

 

Paul i think its not the right time to ask the forum about your ac problems. Read the manuals google it

go to a ac tec and dont' ask the forum with your little problem. Because its a brodcast  forum. We should only post intelligent questions, things everybodey can solve itselve should not be posting on this forum. Othetwise you go to Bill's Amel School

hanspeter

SM 16

Tamango 2

Ageria

Von meinem iPhone gesendet


Am 11.09.2017 um 15:56 schrieb pstas2003 <no_reply@...>:

 

First off, our thoughts and prayers go out to Alexandre and all of those impacted by these last two storms.  I don’t know you Alex, but I have followed your postings and the procedures on your website.  I know this is a huge loss for you.  Hang in there, it will get better.

Our aft Clima A/C unit comes on, and the compressor kicks in after a few seconds.  However, the fan unit does not start up at any of the three speeds.

I have searched the forum and found some information regarding blowers functioning at lower speed than normal, but nothing when the fan unit doesn’t work at all.

I was hoping for some information on where I should begin my trouble shooting.

Thanks in advance for any and all responses.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising Grenada

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

Patrick McAneny
 

Hanspeter, I dove on my prop today and it was pretty clean, but scraped it anyway, the bottom had only a slight slime/growth , my boat lives in fresh water. Its been far worse and always ran up to 300 rpm.
Thanks,
Pat
SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: 'hanspeter.baettig@...' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 5:59 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 
pat
dont touch the Bosch injector engine !! if you dont see diesel is coming a little bit out of the injection conection to the cylinder input; then your problem is elswere.
clean your hull.
if you are a nice guy, send us fotos about your underwater sealife; I'm not kiding, its all about that
hanspeter
SM16( Tamango 2

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 11.09.2017 um 23:41 schrieb Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 
Mark, Thanks for getting back . I used the same and correct filters. I observed that the linkage moved forward well beyond the 2200 point , but no further increase in rpms. The engine seems to run smoothly , if it were an injector would you have a noticeable telltale ? Is the fact that in neutral It gets to 3000 rpm mean anything?
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 
Pat,
 
Here is a great page to give you some additional thoughts: https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-low-power-troubleshooting/
 
White smoke is usually a sign of not enough air intake or failing fuel injector(s). However, white smoke is usually pretty noticeable. You say “a little white smoke” so I would not think it is an indication.
 
Also, another common issue most people do not check is the throttle linkage. Can you get RPM if you go down to the engine an manually move the throttle?
 
Else, I would start with the fuel system and work from there.
 “replaced both fuel filters” did you replace them with the same type?
 
Tubo failure will usually pump out black smoke.
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs
 
 
I have not been able to get above 2200 rpms , normally I have always gotten to 3000 at full throttle on my Volvo TMD 22A . I just cleaned my fixed prop and replaced both fuel filters , still won't go beyond 2200 rpm. It will get above 3000 rpm in neutral and I notice a little white smoke. Any thoughts on what could cause the limited rpms in gear . I rebuilt the turbo 3 years ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I just read that the military has landed in the BVIs and St. Martin to restore order . That has to be a relief to those stuck there . Our thoughts and good wishes to everyone impacted by Irma.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

Mark Erdos
 

Pat, the fact you can get to 3000rpm in neutral doesn’t tell us much. It is the load that is causing the problem. The engine is not generating enough energy to offset the applied load. Fuel is energy. This usually means fuel issues. The more load, the more fuel is needed to create the horsepower.

 

Where you able to get to 3000 rpm right before you changed the filters? Or, was this something you did to try to fix the issue?

 

Here are some additional thoughts on fuel:

 

Do you have a lift pump for fuel? (not sure on the Volvo and your Amel). If so check the diaphragm,

Air in fuel lines (connections loose). The engine will pull air rather than fuel if it can.

O-rings sitting correctly on fuel filter give a good seal?

If you changed the fuel filter is the new one sitting correctly and sealed?

 

A couple of other thoughts:

 

Check for blockage in exhaust hose (not enough air to burn fuel)

I know you said you cleaned the prop but is it possible something is caught in it (piece of rope or fishing line)

 

Let’s hope it is something this simple J

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 5:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

 

Mark, Thanks for getting back . I used the same and correct filters. I observed that the linkage moved forward well beyond the 2200 point , but no further increase in rpms. The engine seems to run smoothly , if it were an injector would you have a noticeable telltale ? Is the fact that in neutral It gets to 3000 rpm mean anything?

Thanks,

Pat

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

Pat,

 

Here is a great page to give you some additional thoughts: https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-low-power-troubleshooting/

 

White smoke is usually a sign of not enough air intake or failing fuel injector(s). However, white smoke is usually pretty noticeable. You say “a little white smoke” so I would not think it is an indication.

 

Also, another common issue most people do not check is the throttle linkage. Can you get RPM if you go down to the engine an manually move the throttle?

 

Else, I would start with the fuel system and work from there.

 “replaced both fuel filters” did you replace them with the same type?

 

Tubo failure will usually pump out black smoke.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

 

I have not been able to get above 2200 rpms , normally I have always gotten to 3000 at full throttle on my Volvo TMD 22A . I just cleaned my fixed prop and replaced both fuel filters , still won't go beyond 2200 rpm. It will get above 3000 rpm in neutral and I notice a little white smoke. Any thoughts on what could cause the limited rpms in gear . I rebuilt the turbo 3 years ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I just read that the military has landed in the BVIs and St. Martin to restore order . That has to be a relief to those stuck there . Our thoughts and good wishes to everyone impacted by Irma.

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

hanspeter baettig
 

pat
dont touch the Bosch injector engine !! if you dont see diesel is coming a little bit out of the injection conection to the cylinder input; then your problem is elswere.
clean your hull.
if you are a nice guy, send us fotos about your underwater sealife; I'm not kiding, its all about that
hanspeter
SM16( Tamango 2

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 11.09.2017 um 23:41 schrieb Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Mark, Thanks for getting back . I used the same and correct filters. I observed that the linkage moved forward well beyond the 2200 point , but no further increase in rpms. The engine seems to run smoothly , if it were an injector would you have a noticeable telltale ? Is the fact that in neutral It gets to 3000 rpm mean anything?

Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 
Pat,
 
Here is a great page to give you some additional thoughts: https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-low-power-troubleshooting/
 
White smoke is usually a sign of not enough air intake or failing fuel injector(s). However, white smoke is usually pretty noticeable. You say “a little white smoke” so I would not think it is an indication.
 
Also, another common issue most people do not check is the throttle linkage. Can you get RPM if you go down to the engine an manually move the throttle?
 
Else, I would start with the fuel system and work from there.
 “replaced both fuel filters” did you replace them with the same type?
 
Tubo failure will usually pump out black smoke.
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs
 
 
I have not been able to get above 2200 rpms , normally I have always gotten to 3000 at full throttle on my Volvo TMD 22A . I just cleaned my fixed prop and replaced both fuel filters , still won't go beyond 2200 rpm. It will get above 3000 rpm in neutral and I notice a little white smoke. Any thoughts on what could cause the limited rpms in gear . I rebuilt the turbo 3 years ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I just read that the military has landed in the BVIs and St. Martin to restore order . That has to be a relief to those stuck there . Our thoughts and good wishes to everyone impacted by Irma.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, Thanks for getting back . I used the same and correct filters. I observed that the linkage moved forward well beyond the 2200 point , but no further increase in rpms. The engine seems to run smoothly , if it were an injector would you have a noticeable telltale ? Is the fact that in neutral It gets to 3000 rpm mean anything?
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Sep 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 
Pat,
 
Here is a great page to give you some additional thoughts: https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-low-power-troubleshooting/
 
White smoke is usually a sign of not enough air intake or failing fuel injector(s). However, white smoke is usually pretty noticeable. You say “a little white smoke” so I would not think it is an indication.
 
Also, another common issue most people do not check is the throttle linkage. Can you get RPM if you go down to the engine an manually move the throttle?
 
Else, I would start with the fuel system and work from there.
 “replaced both fuel filters” did you replace them with the same type?
 
Tubo failure will usually pump out black smoke.
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Grenada
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs
 
 
I have not been able to get above 2200 rpms , normally I have always gotten to 3000 at full throttle on my Volvo TMD 22A . I just cleaned my fixed prop and replaced both fuel filters , still won't go beyond 2200 rpm. It will get above 3000 rpm in neutral and I notice a little white smoke. Any thoughts on what could cause the limited rpms in gear . I rebuilt the turbo 3 years ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I just read that the military has landed in the BVIs and St. Martin to restore order . That has to be a relief to those stuck there . Our thoughts and good wishes to everyone impacted by Irma.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor

hanspeter baettig
 

Paul i think its not the right time to ask the forum about your ac problems. Read the manuals google it
go to a ac tec and dont' ask the forum with your little problem. Because its a brodcast  forum. We should only post intelligent questions, things everybodey can solve itselve should not be posting on this forum. Othetwise you go to Bill's Amel School
hanspeter
SM 16
Tamango 2
Ageria

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 11.09.2017 um 15:56 schrieb pstas2003 <no_reply@...>:

 

First off, our thoughts and prayers go out to Alexandre and all of those impacted by these last two storms.  I don’t know you Alex, but I have followed your postings and the procedures on your website.  I know this is a huge loss for you.  Hang in there, it will get better.

Our aft Clima A/C unit comes on, and the compressor kicks in after a few seconds.  However, the fan unit does not start up at any of the three speeds.

I have searched the forum and found some information regarding blowers functioning at lower speed than normal, but nothing when the fan unit doesn’t work at all.

I was hoping for some information on where I should begin my trouble shooting.

Thanks in advance for any and all responses.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising Grenada

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu sail plan

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

You should write sailmaker and previous Maramu owner, Dave Benjamin islandplanetsails.com>

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 3:46 PM, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello group
I'm looking to get a new set of sails for my 85 maramu
I wondered if anyone on the group had any plans or details I could consider
Many thanks in advance and fair winds to all
Miles
Sea love
'85 maramu 162




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I think it depends on several factors: 
  1. On your SM2k, one of them is the fan motor START capacitor, the other two "fan capacitors" govern speed.
  2. And, BTW, the 3 capacitors are different μF on pre-SM2k models
  3. And, as late of a model SM that Paul has, he may actually have the newer control box which has only 1 capacitor for the fan. The newer control box is in all 54s and 55s.
Attached is a page out of my Amel Book which can add a little more to the question.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 3:47 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

Since Paul has Super Maramu, he probably has the 3 capacitor unit.

Isn’t it odd that all 3 capacitors are bad?

I would think that it would work on at least one speed.

I had a similar problem on Kimberlite and it was a bad thermistor mounted near the connector strip in the control box.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 4:12 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor [2 Attachments]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from Bill Rouse included below]

What I think you have is: 

see attached

 

 

Also, take a look at http://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html There may be some things for you.

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy

Commander Emeritus

 

 

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 11:54 AM, pstas2003 <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

Thank you for your assistance.  I will investigate the contents of the black box and let you know.

Hope things are improving in TX.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising Grenada

www.RitaKathryn.com

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu sail plan

yossi_kl
 

Hi,

 

Dave_Benjamin from this group can help you J

 

Best regards

Yossi

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 23:46
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu sail plan

 

 

Hello group
I'm looking to get a new set of sails for my 85 maramu
I wondered if anyone on the group had any plans or details I could consider
Many thanks in advance and fair winds to all
Miles
Sea love
'85 maramu 162


Re: Chain counter

greatketch@...
 

Kent,

Just to be sure it's clear, on our boat both the sensor AND the display units were changed to Quick models.  The Quick sensor is a hall effect switch, not the inductive sensor as on the original chain counter. I am pretty sure the Quick sensor would not be compatible with the original display unit.

My understanding is that the original sensor is a small coil, and as the magnet in the gypsy goes by it generates a current pulse, which is what counted.  In the Quick unit, the magnet closes a switch which what is counted for each rotation of the gypsy.

The Quick sensor just needs a pair of wires from the sensor to the display unit.  Any pair of wires will do. No need to pull new ones.

The current model chain counter from Quick (the CHC1203) looks pretty much identical in function to ours (CHC1202) but with more modern esthetics and display.  It is available from QuickUSA 


The Quick unit is more than just a counter, it can be (but does not HAVE to be) wired to the windlass control relays as well.  It is a smart controller, and has some cool features, but I find I rarely use them.  

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Deltaville, Virginia


---In amelyachtowners@..., <karkauai@...> wrote :

Hi Bill K. All,
I see that you used a Quick replacement of the sensor for the chain counter. Did it require running a new cable?
I'm not sure if my display/brain is any good (looking into that now). If not, is there another model that works that can be obtained in the US?
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Annapolis


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

Mark Erdos
 

Pat,

 

Here is a great page to give you some additional thoughts: https://www.sbmar.com/articles/understanding-low-power-troubleshooting/

 

White smoke is usually a sign of not enough air intake or failing fuel injector(s). However, white smoke is usually pretty noticeable. You say “a little white smoke” so I would not think it is an indication.

 

Also, another common issue most people do not check is the throttle linkage. Can you get RPM if you go down to the engine an manually move the throttle?

 

Else, I would start with the fuel system and work from there.

 “replaced both fuel filters” did you replace them with the same type?

 

Tubo failure will usually pump out black smoke.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 3:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs

 

 

I have not been able to get above 2200 rpms , normally I have always gotten to 3000 at full throttle on my Volvo TMD 22A . I just cleaned my fixed prop and replaced both fuel filters , still won't go beyond 2200 rpm. It will get above 3000 rpm in neutral and I notice a little white smoke. Any thoughts on what could cause the limited rpms in gear . I rebuilt the turbo 3 years ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

I just read that the military has landed in the BVIs and St. Martin to restore order . That has to be a relief to those stuck there . Our thoughts and good wishes to everyone impacted by Irma.

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor [2 Attachments]

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

Since Paul has Super Maramu, he probably has the 3 capacitor unit.

Isn’t it odd that all 3 capacitors are bad?

I would think that it would work on at least one speed.

I had a similar problem on Kimberlite and it was a bad thermistor mounted near the connector strip in the control box.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 4:12 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor [2 Attachments]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from Bill Rouse included below]

What I think you have is: 

see attached

 

 

Also, take a look at http://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html There may be some things for you.

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy

Commander Emeritus

720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 11:54 AM, pstas2003 <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

Bill,

Thank you for your assistance.  I will investigate the contents of the black box and let you know.

Hope things are improving in TX.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising Grenada

www.RitaKathryn.com