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Re: Perkins M 4.154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

greatketch@...
 

Losing oil pressure at high RPM and having it come back at low RPM is a bit of a puzzle to me.  There are ways it can happen, but they are a bit exotic

Do you have an oil pressure gauge AND an low oil pressure alarm?  
If so, is the gauge showing low pressure AND you get an alarm?  
Does the oil pressure drop quickly at 2000RPM or does it drift down slowly?  
Is it stable, or does it bounce around?
Does it come back quickly when you reduce the RPM, or does it stay low?




Perkins M 4.154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

Good  day To you all  amel  sailors
Acter good  run com Canarias To Cabo Verde (165 Nm best day with 25 to 30 kn wind & 3 M swell) tried engine To reef down main, & lost oil pressure when accelerating to 2000 rpm.
All Nice & Smith up To 1600 rpm, but cannot  take  it further.
Decided  that it is toi risky To continue this  way on pour round trip to southern Atlantic, therefore changing course To Martinique To replace ole'  faithful by  brand new engine.
Thinking a bout 60 up perkins.
Recomendations on contacts, supplier, workshops, shipyard in Le Marin or ôter technico Center around  ?
Past experience ?
All welcome 
Fair  wind & boas  entradas
Christian alby - sv  Desirade  VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Mindelo Cabo Verde


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM

Craig Briggs
 

Alexandre,
Perhaps less well positioned, but an excellent choice nonetheless!
Cheers, Craig


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

For the story, when I left Florida 3 years ago to go back to the Bahamas, I had 22 cases of red wine, 3 cases of champagne, etc.
Since I didn’t want to be overweight, I only put 150 liter of water in the tank out of the 1000.

One could legitimately argue the weight was not as well positioned as if it was water.

Alexandre




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On Fri, 12/29/17, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:50 PM


 









Kent, I should think you could also trade off, say
1500 pounds of water (use your water maker as needed) and
several hundred pounds of fuel (sail more) and easily get
another ton of cargo whilst staying in the safe weight
range.HNY to you and Captain
Iris, Craig and Katherine


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

Thanks,
Alexandre.  I won't exceed the limits Olivier
recommended.

Kent
RobertsonS/V Kristy SM 243

On Dec 27, 2017, at 16:08, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:

 Also to
add to Olivier’s comment: Helvetia/De Lassee insurance
contrat says that if the boat is overload they will void the
insurance…



Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

For the story, when I left Florida 3 years ago to go back to the Bahamas, I had 22 cases of red wine, 3 cases of champagne, etc.
Since I didn’t want to be overweight, I only put 150 liter of water in the tank out of the 1000.

One could legitimately argue the weight was not as well positioned as if it was water.

Alexandre




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On Fri, 12/29/17, sangaris@aol.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:50 PM


 









Kent, I should think you could also trade off, say
1500 pounds of water (use your water maker as needed) and
several hundred pounds of fuel (sail more) and easily get
another ton of cargo whilst staying in the safe weight
range.HNY to you and Captain
Iris, Craig and Katherine


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

Thanks,
Alexandre.  I won't exceed the limits Olivier
recommended.

Kent
RobertsonS/V Kristy SM 243

On Dec 27, 2017, at 16:08, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:

 Also to
add to Olivier’s comment: Helvetia/De Lassee insurance
contrat says that if the boat is overload they will void the
insurance…



Sincerely, Alexandre


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM

Craig Briggs
 

Kent, I should think you could also trade off, say 1500 pounds of water (use your water maker as needed) and several hundred pounds of fuel (sail more) and easily get another ton of cargo whilst staying in the safe weight range.
HNY to you and Captain Iris,
 Craig and Katherine


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

Thanks, Alexandre.  I won't exceed the limits Olivier recommended.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM 243

On Dec 27, 2017, at 16:08, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Also to add to Olivier’s comment: Helvetia/De Lassee insurance contrat says that if the boat is overload they will void the insurance…

Sincerely, Alexandre



Re: SSB Grounding/Earthing

danielmfrey63@...
 

Hi Alan

Excellent, thank you very much.

Also for the upload of the diagrams.

Best - Daniel


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Drawings and/or Schematic of Sharki fuel tank

spritoaffine
 

Hi Graham

We own Sharki 148 which is currently ‘asleep for the winter’ in Greece. I would be interested in any official information you have on the Sharki if you would add me to your mailing list

Thanks in anticipation

David Worthington

 

davidworthingtonhome@...

 

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From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of grahamjohnston42@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 10:14:25 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Drawings and/or Schematic of Sharki fuel tank
 
 

Hi Cameron.
I do not have a drawing of the tank but I have a great deal of other useful info on the Sharki.
If you would like to copies let me know by email.

Graham Sharki 181


Re: Drawings and/or Schematic of Sharki fuel tank

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Hi Cameron.
I do not have a drawing of the tank but I have a great deal of other useful info on the Sharki.
If you would like to copies let me know by email.

Graham Sharki 181


boom and mizzen bungee ropes replacement

ulrich michael dangelmeyer <udangelmeyer@...>
 

Hello and good morning to all in the Group, I´m new in the group and happy to be with you on seven seas.

I appreciate your advise and recommendation on following issue:

We own a 9 years young wonderful Amel 54 and get problems furling out the main and mizzen sail. From an other Amel owner we were advised to exchange the bungee ropes inside the booms, because they are too sloopy and unable to run as topping lift and to position the boom up to the right angle. Lifted manually everything will run properly.
If not under sails, there is the practical recommendation, to release both sheets to untighten the bungees inside, this will keep lifetime much longer. But no advice im the manual, mhm.

So we ordered from Amel 2 bungees as original spare parts. so far so fine. To replace the mizzen bungee, this is not a great deal: open the forward shakkle and exchange the lines afterwards.
But in the main boom?? There is no service hole in front, because there is the out hole motor under fixed? My thought: must this motor first to be detached and remounted to open the boom or is there an other way to proceed?

This topic is not an issue in the owner manual and a service / repair manual for Amel boats until now is not known by me. Service advise by the yard I also didm´t received, only the spare parts as well.

Any recommendations and advise are very appreciated Thanks in advance.

Best Regards and wishes

Ulrich Michael
"Soleil Bleu"

To all of you a very happy New year 2018, fair winds and always two fingers high of Port in the bilge.

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trouble Shooting an older TechPro Battery Charger.

Alan Leslie
 

Just my 2 cents worth.....
In the Amel manual on my boat it tells us to first turn on the 100A charger then after it has stabilised turn on the smaller charger (in our case 30A)...
I don't see what the problem would be running two chargers at the same time...we do that with our solar panels and wind generator..
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trouble Shooting an older TechPro Battery Charger.

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Bill;
 
I cannot offer any useful hints on your actual issue as I am unfamiliar with your unit. However, when Olivier was surveying our 54 he mentioned that the two chargers should not be run simultaneously. I do not know if this has anything to do with your issue, but thought a good side note to keep in mind.
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2017 8:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trouble Shooting an older TechPro Battery Charger.

 

Our battery charging system consists of a shiny new Victron Multiplus 24/3000/70 which works a treat, and a Techpro 50Amp charger which was part of the original install at the factory in 1996 and has done yeoman duty for 21 years.  We use both of them when running the genset to bulk charge the house batteries with 100+ amps.


Unfortunately the Techpro has stopped outputting charging current.


So far I have confirmed that there is both 220VAC and 24VDC at the circuit boards inside the charger. The battery charge status lights on the front panel are not lit. No obvious mechanical problems.  I haven't pulled the unit out yet, but there are no obvious internal circuit breakers or fuses.


Anybody have any experience/suggestions/hints on what to try next on one of these vintage units?


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Key West, FL



Trouble Shooting an older TechPro Battery Charger.

greatketch@...
 

Our battery charging system consists of a shiny new Victron Multiplus 24/3000/70 which works a treat, and a Techpro 50Amp charger which was part of the original install at the factory in 1996 and has done yeoman duty for 21 years.  We use both of them when running the genset to bulk charge the house batteries with 100+ amps.


Unfortunately the Techpro has stopped outputting charging current.


So far I have confirmed that there is both 220VAC and 24VDC at the circuit boards inside the charger. The battery charge status lights on the front panel are not lit. No obvious mechanical problems.  I haven't pulled the unit out yet, but there are no obvious internal circuit breakers or fuses.


Anybody have any experience/suggestions/hints on what to try next on one of these vintage units?


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Key West, FL



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge maintenance

Porter McRoberts
 

Miles. What’s in this magic “ aqua clean?”
Thanks
Porter. 
54-152



On Dec 28, 2017, at 11:26 AM, 'Miles Bidwell' milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

To preserve fresh water in the tank, I use a product called “Aqua Clean”.  It is said to kill bad marine organisms and to preserve the water for 6 months.  Best is that it does not contain chlorine and so will not hurt the membranes when you back-flush, and it has no taste.  It is widely available everywhere except in the USA. 

 

Miles  Ladybug, sm 216 , Martinique    


Re: Quick Question about size of tube

Arno Luijten
 

Great! Thanks for the speedy response.

A great New Year to you as well!

Arno


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Quick Question about size of tube

karkauai
 

Hi Arno.  Happy New Year!

On SM 243, the "lifelines" or "guardrails@ are 25mm dia.

Kent
S/V Kristy
Currently St Augustine FL, headed for Ft Lauderdale when the weather clears.


Re: SSB Grounding/Earthing

Alan Leslie
 

Hello Daniel,
-Sorry no pictures...
-I attached the fat wire to the tuner ground using a normal crimp terminal - yellow one with a small ring.
-Just a standard automotive relay - needs to be rated at least 30A. Wire the 12v-ve lead to one side of the Normally open contact and the 12v-ve to the  transceiver to the other side of that contact and power the coil from the 12+ve lead from the cct breaker.
I'll post a diagram.
12v -ve goes to 85 and 30
12v -ve to your transceiver to 87
12v +ve from the SSB cct breaker to 86
switch the cct breaker off when not using the SSB
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


New interior curtains

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

Hi All!

Have tried to reach Amel in La Rochelle, both through their website and by e-mail to sav@amel.com —all before Dec 15, and never received an answer. I want to buy a new rub rail for our SM 2000, hull 353, decals, and also see what they have as far as interior “curtains” so as to update the original “look.”. We have the blue floor hatch cover in the main salon. So, since we will be in Italy for 6 weeks starting Jan. 1, we have decided to make a side trip to La Rochelle— but not until I know they are open! Does anyone know the Amel factory schedule for the holidays?

The visit to La Rochelle will be a trip down memory lane for me. I lived there for 1 year in ‘62-63. On the Rue de la Paix, just two blocks back from the old port. After a few months in La Rochelle, I moved to a small apartment in a little town to the south, and close to the sea.

Fair winds,
Stephanie DiBelardino
SM 2000 353, Indecent
Lying behind our home on Grand Bahama Island.





Sent from my iPaderior curtains


Quick Question about size of tube

Arno Luijten
 

Dear forum,

I wonder if anyone can tell me the exact diameter of the upper tube that runs as safety guard around the deck. I think the US word is Lifeline and the UK word is Guardrail.
I assume the Super Maramu and the 54/55 use the same diameter.

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten


Re: Predict Wind

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Finished up our trip to Brunswick and used predictwind along the way. I can verify that 12-15 miles out I got a signal with ATT. Using predictwind for updates was fun. The European model ECMF won the prediction although I need to sail better or adjust my polars as we got in behind the prediction time. They did call for some northerly wind but under predicted speed and wave height. Of course it turned a tad uncomfortable at night, all through the night. Overall a pleasant trip and our first overnight sail with just the two of us.
Happy New Year to All!

Chuck & Kim
SM2K #388 Joy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I am just saying that to be on the safe side as, reading my insurance contrat, this is 1 think they mentioned.
Of course if you are only 2 and the boat is made for 8, this is lots of weight saving!



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On Thu, 12/28/17, Kent Robertson karkauai@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Weigh carrying capacity of SM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, December 28, 2017, 12:14 PM


 









Thanks, Alexandre.  I won't exceed
the limits Olivier recommended.

Kent RobertsonS/V Kristy SM
243
On Dec 27, 2017, at
16:08, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Also to add to Olivier’s comment: Helvetia/De
Lassee insurance contrat says that if the boat is overload
they will void the insurance…



Sincerely, Alexandre