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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

karkauai
 

Hi Pat.  Great to hear from you.
I'd love to see what you've done.  I'm going to NC on Wed to visit grandkids,back on Monday the next week.  Maybe I can drive over for a short visit?
Hi to Diane.
K

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

On Jun 11, 2017, at 6:52 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent, Welcome back to the Bay , I just did all that except the hatch gaskets , which are on my list. If you up this way take a look at what we have done , its worked out well. If not maybe Diane and I could sail south meet up you somewhere.

Stay in touch,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

 
Hi Amel cousins!
I hope you are all having a grand time where ever you are. I am back inSt Michaels,Maryland preparing Kristy for Pacific cruising in a year or so, and spending time with my new girlfriend, Iris.

I need to replace the input hose from the raw water manifold to the air conditioner pump. Does anyone know the internal diameter of that hose? It looks like it's probably over an inch (25mm).

Does anyone have suggestions about other upgrades or spares that I should have before I sail the Pacific?
I'm adding an arch/davits, Solar/?wind, new cockpit cover, replacing all hatch gaskets...

Thanks in advance.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

Patrick McAneny
 

Kent, Welcome back to the Bay , I just did all that except the hatch gaskets , which are on my list. If you up this way take a look at what we have done , its worked out well. If not maybe Diane and I could sail south meet up you somewhere.
Stay in touch,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

 
Hi Amel cousins!
I hope you are all having a grand time where ever you are. I am back inSt Michaels,Maryland preparing Kristy for Pacific cruising in a year or so, and spending time with my new girlfriend, Iris.

I need to replace the input hose from the raw water manifold to the air conditioner pump. Does anyone know the internal diameter of that hose? It looks like it's probably over an inch (25mm).

Does anyone have suggestions about other upgrades or spares that I should have before I sail the Pacific?
I'm adding an arch/davits, Solar/?wind, new cockpit cover, replacing all hatch gaskets...

Thanks in advance.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Dinghy choices?

John Clark
 

The Oceancraft is a really nice choice, but I can tell you the Delos sized model won't fit.  I have a SM and the 10ft AB Mares VSX barely fits anywhere on the SM.  
Last passage we suspended it on the transom over some fenders.  Ugly but worked.  My next trial spot is on a cradle on the forward cabin top.

Length is just small enough to fit on fwd or aft cabin roof but center console will interfere with mizzen boom.  

I think the length is going to be your issue...

On Jun 11, 2017 4:00 PM, "wug6a5q4e3m5f6uquswx7k5iz6yey5nvag4aghuv@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I was referring to the OceanCraft Aluminum dinghy on SV Delos and SV Island Pearl II.  I want to order one from Australia and have it shipped to the USA. I have a 48ft Maramu and I wondering if i need one shorter than the 3.0 to fit on the deck? Ill have to check the size this week. 


Re: Dinghy choices?

wug6a5q4e3m5f6uquswx7k5iz6yey5nvag4aghuv@...
 

I was referring to the OceanCraft Aluminum dinghy on SV Delos and SV Island Pearl II.  I want to order one from Australia and have it shipped to the USA. I have a 48ft Maramu and I wondering if i need one shorter than the 3.0 to fit on the deck? Ill have to check the size this week. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific [2 Attachments]

karkauai
 

Wow! Thanks, Bill.  What a great resource these are!

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

On Jun 11, 2017, at 1:18 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

You will get all of your answers from the attached page from my Amel School Book, which you can also view here: 

Regarding spares, I also attached an Excel Workbook of the parts needed for BeBe a SM 2000. Many things will be different from Kristy, but maybe you will get an idea. Look carefully at the columns titled: Needed??  Never --- Occasional ---More Often.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550









Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent,

You will get all of your answers from the attached page from my Amel School Book, which you can also view here: 

Regarding spares, I also attached an Excel Workbook of the parts needed for BeBe a SM 2000. Many things will be different from Kristy, but maybe you will get an idea. Look carefully at the columns titled: Needed??  Never --- Occasional ---More Often.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550









A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

karkauai
 

Hi Amel cousins!
I hope you are all having a grand time where ever you are. I am back inSt Michaels,Maryland preparing Kristy for Pacific cruising in a year or so, and spending time with my new girlfriend, Iris.

I need to replace the input hose from the raw water manifold to the air conditioner pump. Does anyone know the internal diameter of that hose? It looks like it's probably over an inch (25mm).

Does anyone have suggestions about other upgrades or spares that I should have before I sail the Pacific?
I'm adding an arch/davits, Solar/?wind, new cockpit cover, replacing all hatch gaskets...

Thanks in advance.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Icom PS-66 DC-DC Step Down Converter - 24v in 13.6v out

yahoogroups@...
 

In case someone might want the Icom Converter that Amel used when installing a SSB, here it is on Ebay for 25% of the original cost: Icom PS-66 DC-DC Step Down Converter - 24v in 13.6v out: http://www.ebay.com/itm/222541742331?ul_noapp=true


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550




 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

No bolts on my sloop mast foot. SN 24 1990

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Jun 11, 2017, at 9:02 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I agree with Eric. Contact Olivier Beaute <olivierbeaute"at"gmail.com>

I also agree with Craig...I do not believe those bolts are original.

Best,

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






On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 5:59 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

HI,

If you are considering this boat, why don’t you contact  Olivier to look at the boat?

He does not live too far away.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 6:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

 

 

Perhaps you could introduce yourself - are you shopping for an Amel? What's your name? home port, etc.

There are no bolts on the forward face of the original Santorin mast.

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris



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

Hi every body and thank you in advance for sharin your knowledge!

 

I have visited a 1991 sloop rigged Santorin in La Rochelle couple days ago.

The boat is fine. But i have been very surprised by discovering on the forward face of the mast foot three big stainless steel bolts.

Is it a standard feature?

What is its purpose?

The paint on the mast was tearing around these bolts, is this a sign of ss/aluminium bad neighbourhood?

 

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I agree with Eric. Contact Olivier Beaute gmail.com>

I also agree with Craig...I do not believe those bolts are original.

Best,

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






On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 5:59 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

HI,

If you are considering this boat, why don’t you contact  Olivier to look at the boat?

He does not live too far away.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 6:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

 

 

Perhaps you could introduce yourself - are you shopping for an Amel? What's your name? home port, etc.

There are no bolts on the forward face of the original Santorin mast.

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris



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

Hi every body and thank you in advance for sharin your knowledge!

 

I have visited a 1991 sloop rigged Santorin in La Rochelle couple days ago.

The boat is fine. But i have been very surprised by discovering on the forward face of the mast foot three big stainless steel bolts.

Is it a standard feature?

What is its purpose?

The paint on the mast was tearing around these bolts, is this a sign of ss/aluminium bad neighbourhood?

 

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

Patrick McAneny
 

Craig, Thanks for the info/source . 
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 6:15 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

 
Pat,
Getting back to your original question of where to buy a new switch, I just bought a replacement switch. It's a Littelfuse Brand "TR Series Dual Pole 500A Master Disconnect Switch", Part 880175. It's pretty much the same size as the original so mounting took only minor mods. It comes with M12 X 25mm terminals, but M10 is available and may fit your battery cables better. I paid $55US through Waytek who list it as a Cole Hersee 880175. I've seen it elsewhere for about $100.
Cheers, Craig, SN#68 Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Ian, Defiantly nothing lost and should be done anyway , will clean the contacts. However , are you saying that , you too switched the switch off and on and then power was restored to the starter ? 
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 3:33 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

 
Pat,      That was our view-- until we cleaned the contacts to the starter motor itself. It may well be quite different in your case, but you would lose nothing by cleaning those contacts. Indeed, if doing so made no difference, at least it would give you more confidence in you diagnosis that the switch is the problem.

Ian

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 10 June 2017 18:07:38
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch
 
Ian&Judy, In my case , switching the switch off and on several times , cures the problem and allows enough current to flow to start the engine,albeit until the next time. So it appears the problem resides in the switch.
Thanks,Pat SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 1:38 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

 
Pat , We have had the same experience . In our case , nothing to do with the switch and everything to do with corrosion on the connection to the starter motor and adjacent solenoid . I would start there first with some sandpaper . Remember to switch off your batteries at the battery box before you do this .

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen SM 302 Genoa


On 10 Jun 2017, at 16:02, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Several times recently upon trying to start my engine it would not turn over , I discovered that if I would switch the top lever of the battery switch on and off several times , I would then have power and could start the engine . It would seem to be a case of corrosion on the contacts and switching it on and off cleans the contacts enough for power to flow to the starter. The switch appears to be sealed tight . Does anyone know if that switch could be opened to be cleaned up ? Late last night sailing into my mooring under a full moon , (beautiful night) , I luffed my sails and the engine would not start , I had enough steerage to tack on out into the river and get the engine started . I need to get this fixed . If it cannot be opened , does anyone know the source to but a new switch.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Pat ,   We switched the starter switch on and off several times . It was a crap shoot as to which time the starter motor started. 
Ian


On 10 Jun 2017, at 22:18, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Ian, Defiantly nothing lost and should be done anyway , will clean the contacts. However , are you saying that , you too switched the switch off and on and then power was restored to the starter ? 
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 3:33 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

 
Pat,      That was our view-- until we cleaned the contacts to the starter motor itself. It may well be quite different in your case, but you would lose nothing by cleaning those contacts. Indeed, if doing so made no difference, at least it would give you more confidence in you diagnosis that the switch is the problem.

Ian

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 10 June 2017 18:07:38
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch
 
Ian&Judy, In my case , switching the switch off and on several times , cures the problem and allows enough current to flow to start the engine,albeit until the next time. So it appears the problem resides in the switch.
Thanks,Pat SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 1:38 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

 
Pat , We have had the same experience . In our case , nothing to do with the switch and everything to do with corrosion on the connection to the starter motor and adjacent solenoid . I would start there first with some sandpaper . Remember to switch off your batteries at the battery box before you do this .

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen SM 302 Genoa


On 10 Jun 2017, at 16:02, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Several times recently upon trying to start my engine it would not turn over , I discovered that if I would switch the top lever of the battery switch on and off several times , I would then have power and could start the engine . It would seem to be a case of corrosion on the contacts and switching it on and off cleans the contacts enough for power to flow to the starter. The switch appears to be sealed tight . Does anyone know if that switch could be opened to be cleaned up ? Late last night sailing into my mooring under a full moon , (beautiful night) , I luffed my sails and the engine would not start , I had enough steerage to tack on out into the river and get the engine started . I need to get this fixed . If it cannot be opened , does anyone know the source to but a new switch.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dinghy choices?

eric freedman
 

Hi,

There was nothing attached.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2017 1:41 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dinghy choices?

 

 

Im planing on ordering one of these as well. I have a 1989 48ft Maramu and I wonder if a 3.0 would fit on the deck as well? Im not sure of the deck size difference. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dinghy choices?

wug6a5q4e3m5f6uquswx7k5iz6yey5nvag4aghuv@...
 

Im planing on ordering one of these as well. I have a 1989 48ft Maramu and I wonder if a 3.0 would fit on the deck as well? Im not sure of the deck size difference. 


Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

pedelannoy@gmail.com <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you for the reply Sangaris. 
I am looking for an amel for a long cruis in the the coming years.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

eric freedman
 

HI,

If you are considering this boat, why don’t you contact  Olivier to look at the boat?

He does not live too far away.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 6:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

 

 

Perhaps you could introduce yourself - are you shopping for an Amel? What's your name? home port, etc.

There are no bolts on the forward face of the original Santorin mast.

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris



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

Hi every body and thank you in advance for sharin your knowledge!

 

I have visited a 1991 sloop rigged Santorin in La Rochelle couple days ago.

The boat is fine. But i have been very surprised by discovering on the forward face of the mast foot three big stainless steel bolts.

Is it a standard feature?

What is its purpose?

The paint on the mast was tearing around these bolts, is this a sign of ss/aluminium bad neighbourhood?

 

 


Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

Craig Briggs
 

Perhaps you could introduce yourself - are you shopping for an Amel? What's your name? home port, etc.
There are no bolts on the forward face of the original Santorin mast.
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris


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

Hi every body and thank you in advance for sharin your knowledge!


I have visited a 1991 sloop rigged Santorin in La Rochelle couple days ago.

The boat is fine. But i have been very surprised by discovering on the forward face of the mast foot three big stainless steel bolts.

Is it a standard feature?

What is its purpose?

The paint on the mast was tearing around these bolts, is this a sign of ss/aluminium bad neighbourhood?




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

Craig Briggs
 

Pat,
Getting back to your original question of where to buy a new switch, I just bought a replacement switch. It's a Littelfuse Brand "TR Series Dual Pole 500A Master Disconnect Switch", Part 880175. It's pretty much the same size as the original so mounting took only minor mods. It comes with M12 X 25mm terminals, but M10 is available and may fit your battery cables better. I paid $55US through Waytek who list it as a Cole Hersee 880175. I've seen it elsewhere for about $100.
Cheers, Craig, SN#68 Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Ian, Defiantly nothing lost and should be done anyway , will clean the contacts. However , are you saying that , you too switched the switch off and on and then power was restored to the starter ? 
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 3:33 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

 
Pat,      That was our view-- until we cleaned the contacts to the starter motor itself. It may well be quite different in your case, but you would lose nothing by cleaning those contacts. Indeed, if doing so made no difference, at least it would give you more confidence in you diagnosis that the switch is the problem.

Ian

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 10 June 2017 18:07:38
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch
 
Ian&Judy, In my case , switching the switch off and on several times , cures the problem and allows enough current to flow to start the engine,albeit until the next time. So it appears the problem resides in the switch.
Thanks,Pat SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 1:38 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

 
Pat , We have had the same experience . In our case , nothing to do with the switch and everything to do with corrosion on the connection to the starter motor and adjacent solenoid . I would start there first with some sandpaper . Remember to switch off your batteries at the battery box before you do this .

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen SM 302 Genoa


On 10 Jun 2017, at 16:02, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Several times recently upon trying to start my engine it would not turn over , I discovered that if I would switch the top lever of the battery switch on and off several times , I would then have power and could start the engine . It would seem to be a case of corrosion on the contacts and switching it on and off cleans the contacts enough for power to flow to the starter. The switch appears to be sealed tight . Does anyone know if that switch could be opened to be cleaned up ? Late last night sailing into my mooring under a full moon , (beautiful night) , I luffed my sails and the engine would not start , I had enough steerage to tack on out into the river and get the engine started . I need to get this fixed . If it cannot be opened , does anyone know the source to but a new switch.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

Patrick McAneny
 

Ian, Defiantly nothing lost and should be done anyway , will clean the contacts. However , are you saying that , you too switched the switch off and on and then power was restored to the starter ? 
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 3:33 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

 
Pat,      That was our view-- until we cleaned the contacts to the starter motor itself. It may well be quite different in your case, but you would lose nothing by cleaning those contacts. Indeed, if doing so made no difference, at least it would give you more confidence in you diagnosis that the switch is the problem.

Ian

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 10 June 2017 18:07:38
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch
 
Ian&Judy, In my case , switching the switch off and on several times , cures the problem and allows enough current to flow to start the engine,albeit until the next time. So it appears the problem resides in the switch.
Thanks,Pat SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 1:38 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

 
Pat , We have had the same experience . In our case , nothing to do with the switch and everything to do with corrosion on the connection to the starter motor and adjacent solenoid . I would start there first with some sandpaper . Remember to switch off your batteries at the battery box before you do this .

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen SM 302 Genoa


On 10 Jun 2017, at 16:02, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Several times recently upon trying to start my engine it would not turn over , I discovered that if I would switch the top lever of the battery switch on and off several times , I would then have power and could start the engine . It would seem to be a case of corrosion on the contacts and switching it on and off cleans the contacts enough for power to flow to the starter. The switch appears to be sealed tight . Does anyone know if that switch could be opened to be cleaned up ? Late last night sailing into my mooring under a full moon , (beautiful night) , I luffed my sails and the engine would not start , I had enough steerage to tack on out into the river and get the engine started . I need to get this fixed . If it cannot be opened , does anyone know the source to but a new switch.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Pat,      That was our view-- until we cleaned the contacts to the starter motor itself. It may well be quite different in your case, but you would lose nothing by cleaning those contacts. Indeed, if doing so made no difference, at least it would give you more confidence in you diagnosis that the switch is the problem.

Ian
From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 10 June 2017 18:07:38
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch
 
Ian&Judy, In my case , switching the switch off and on several times , cures the problem and allows enough current to flow to start the engine,albeit until the next time. So it appears the problem resides in the switch.
Thanks,Pat SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sat, Jun 10, 2017 1:38 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery bank main switch

 
Pat , We have had the same experience . In our case , nothing to do with the switch and everything to do with corrosion on the connection to the starter motor and adjacent solenoid . I would start there first with some sandpaper . Remember to switch off your batteries at the battery box before you do this .

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen SM 302 Genoa


On 10 Jun 2017, at 16:02, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Several times recently upon trying to start my engine it would not turn over , I discovered that if I would switch the top lever of the battery switch on and off several times , I would then have power and could start the engine . It would seem to be a case of corrosion on the contacts and switching it on and off cleans the contacts enough for power to flow to the starter. The switch appears to be sealed tight . Does anyone know if that switch could be opened to be cleaned up ? Late last night sailing into my mooring under a full moon , (beautiful night) , I luffed my sails and the engine would not start , I had enough steerage to tack on out into the river and get the engine started . I need to get this fixed . If it cannot be opened , does anyone know the source to but a new switch.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123