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Reya AMFA pump carbon brushes

william_maffei@...
 

I know this is another topic that has been beaten to death... 


Anyone have a link to source the updated pump that replaces the original (Hull #195) water pump? I know I have seen something floating around. 


Or... Is there a source for the carbon brushes? 


I have been using a Jabsco for a few years now and have had no problems but it would be nice to resort back to original systems. 


Cheers,


Bill Maffei

SM #195 

It's all Good 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolated converter

Stephen Davis
 

Hey Kent,

Try the link below to find a SSB tech in your area. It looks like at least 4 folks you could call. 

Steve
Aloha SM72
Aruba

On Jun 26, 2017, at 10:59, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Try to get a member from the local ham radio club on your boat to measure  your  system/antenna.
They have the equipment you need - swr meter etc.
 If everything works well than you can use systems to filter the speech. 
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Cabin Air Conditioning Tripping 220 Volt Panel Fuse & marina

Mark Erdos
 

Alexandre,

 

The start capacitor starts the compressor as the unit cycles during normal usage. These are common causes of failure in marine AC units. It is possible that you had some low voltage or fluctuation in the marina and the capacitor failed.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – St Croix, USVI

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 5:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Cabin Air Conditioning Tripping 220 Volt Panel Fuse & marina

 

 

Hello John,

Very likely the breaker trip as soon as the Air Conditioning tries to start.

Would be nice if this was the start Capacitor.
Going to wait for more replies then look at the capacitors tomorrow (the electric room at the marina is closed).

Does the “start” Capacitor only work when the air conditioning starts?
If yes, then I am afraid it is not that as the air conditioning have been running continuously.

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Mon, 6/26/17, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Cabin Air Conditioning Tripping 220 Volt Panel Fuse & marina
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, June 26, 2017, 4:24 PM


 









Hi Alex,   Do the breakers trip as
soon as the AC tries to start?   On my older SM there is a
time delay.  The water pump starts, then the fan, then
after about ten seconds the compressor starts.
 If yours is similar perhaps you can isolate the
component that is causing trouble.  
Might be inexpensive fix like a
start capacitor.
Regards,   John
SV Annie (fmr. Vent de Soleil)  SM
37Charleston, SC
On Jun 26, 2017 5:19 PM,
"Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners]"
wrote:




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Cabin Air Conditioning Tripping 220 Volt Panel Fuse & marina

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello John,

Very likely the breaker trip as soon as the Air Conditioning tries to start.

Would be nice if this was the start Capacitor.
Going to wait for more replies then look at the capacitors tomorrow (the electric room at the marina is closed).

Does the “start” Capacitor only work when the air conditioning starts?
If yes, then I am afraid it is not that as the air conditioning have been running continuously.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Mon, 6/26/17, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Cabin Air Conditioning Tripping 220 Volt Panel Fuse & marina
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, June 26, 2017, 4:24 PM


 









Hi Alex,   Do the breakers trip as
soon as the AC tries to start?   On my older SM there is a
time delay.  The water pump starts, then the fan, then
after about ten seconds the compressor starts.
 If yours is similar perhaps you can isolate the
component that is causing trouble.  
Might be inexpensive fix like a
start capacitor.
Regards,   John
SV Annie (fmr. Vent de Soleil)  SM
37Charleston, SC
On Jun 26, 2017 5:19 PM,
"Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Cabin Air Conditioning Tripping 220 Volt Panel Fuse & marina

John Clark
 

Hi Alex,
   Do the breakers trip as soon as the AC tries to start?   On my older SM there is a time delay.  The water pump starts, then the fan, then after about ten seconds the compressor starts.  
If yours is similar perhaps you can isolate the component that is causing trouble.  

Might be inexpensive fix like a start capacitor.

Regards,   John

SV Annie (fmr. Vent de Soleil)  SM 37
Charleston, SC

On Jun 26, 2017 5:19 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good afternoon,

Today, I hear the fuse of the 220 Volt Panel tripping (the one behind the panel).
I found out the fuse of the marina also trip.

After running tests, the cause is the Aft Cabin Air Conditioning (which I have been using non stop for 9 days).

Running the salon does not trip anything.

What could be the cause?
How to diagnostic and solve the issue?

Did I use too much the air conditioning?
How come the Diruptor did not trip, but the 220 Volt Panel did?
How come I trip the marina fuse?

Thanks in advance.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI


[Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Cabin Air Conditioning Tripping 220 Volt Panel Fuse & marina

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

Today, I hear the fuse of the 220 Volt Panel tripping (the one behind the panel).
I found out the fuse of the marina also trip.

After running tests, the cause is the Aft Cabin Air Conditioning (which I have been using non stop for 9 days).

Running the salon does not trip anything.

What could be the cause?
How to diagnostic and solve the issue?

Did I use too much the air conditioning?
How come the Diruptor did not trip, but the 220 Volt Panel did?
How come I trip the marina fuse?

Thanks in advance.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolated converter

Wolfgang Weber
 

Try to get a member from the local ham radio club on your boat to measure  your  system/antenna.
They have the equipment you need - swr meter etc.
 If everything works well than you can use systems to filter the speech. 
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electrical Connector [1 Attachment]

Mark Erdos
 

Kent,

 

Good luck! I have searched all over the internet for these lugs. I checked with Maud at Amel last year and they didn’t have any. Perhaps now they might?

 

Please let me know if you find them. I would like to buy a few.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – St Croix, USVI

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 11:44 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electrical Connector [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

Hi, Amel Cousins.

I am trying to find replacement connectors for one of the many power distribution points in our boats.  They are the ones with the brass bolt that screws down onto a multitude of wires to distribute power from one source to multiple instruments, pumps, etc.  Specifically one that distributes 12V power from the 24-12V converters to the nav station instruments.  I've been searching online for electrical power distribution blocks, terminals, bus, etc and don't see anything like them.

 

Does anyone know what they are called, or the manufacturer, or a source?  There is limited space where mine failed, so I'd like to use a similar one for the replacement.  Otherwise I'll have to go with a stud and put rings on all the wires going to it.

 

Thanks in advance,

Kent

SM243

Kristy

Currently St. Michaels, MD, USA

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolated converter

karkauai
 

Thanks, Eric,
 Will do.

Kent
Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolated converter

eric freedman
 


Re: RED ALERT

francesringley@...
 

Problem solved. Propane alarm. Tested the sensor and we should now be good. Thx for the heads up Joel. And also to Bill for passing it along.

Ian Townsend
SM153
Loca Lola II


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolated converter

eric freedman
 


[Amel Yacht Owners] wiring conduits from lazarette to chart table

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all

Still working on that solar panels project.

Today was about planning the wiring between the lazarette and somewhere near the battery bank.

On our 54 there is a PVC tube that runs up from the lazarette to the back of a the book shelve located above the hanging cupboard at the chart table. It's used to run the BLU cabling, for instance the antenna coax. I was able to pull a line through it, happy.

Now, next to the chart table end of that tube, I can see another, smaller, empty tube. That looks like an ideal conduit for the cables. Except it does not exit anywhere, and the line puller blocks at what sounds like the bulkhead of the lazarette...

A few pictures to illustrate


Now the question:
Does anyone have a similar set up and know where this tube is supposed to end? 



Thanks
Thomas

--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolated converter

karkauai
 

I have an ICOM 710 that was original on the boat in 1999, and an AT 130? antenna tuner, also original equipment.  I can't receive any regular broadcasts (like Herb Hilgenberg in years past, Chris Parker, etc).  I was able to contact someone locally (a friend of a radio guy i had looking at it) transmitting on a know frequency, but didn't hear his reply.  I had the whole system checked by a radio guy, sent the radio to ICOM who said it was OK, and put an insulated backstay antenna when I replaced my rigging a few years ago.  Still no go.  I haven't had the tuner checked, I guess that'd be the next place to look.

Does anyone know a good radio technician in the Annapolis area?

Another issue is that my hearing is getting worse, especially when there's any background noise.  I'm wondering if it's worth spending any more money on SSB if I'm not going to be able to understand a thing anyway.  Has anyone used any kind of noise cancelling headphones to eliminate static or background noise?  Does it help?

I've used Iridium SatpHone for all at sea communications, and now have an InReach as well.

Kent
SM243
Kristy


Electrical Connector

karkauai
 

Hi, Amel Cousins.

I am trying to find replacement connectors for one of the many power distribution points in our boats.  They are the ones with the brass bolt that screws down onto a multitude of wires to distribute power from one source to multiple instruments, pumps, etc.  Specifically one that distributes 12V power from the 24-12V converters to the nav station instruments.  I've been searching online for electrical power distribution blocks, terminals, bus, etc and don't see anything like them.


Does anyone know what they are called, or the manufacturer, or a source?  There is limited space where mine failed, so I'd like to use a similar one for the replacement.  Otherwise I'll have to go with a stud and put rings on all the wires going to it.


Thanks in advance,

Kent

SM243

Kristy

Currently St. Michaels, MD, USA



Re: not enough RPM and only 6 knots with 2300

greatketch@...
 

Philipp,

A dirty hull and especially a dirty prop, can easily reduce speed by 2 knots.  It would be a mistake to make changes to the engine before you tested with the bottom and prop clean.

Whatever else you decide, do NOT ever make changes to the injection pump!  That is a matter for experts ONLY.  I do not mean diesel engine experts, but Injection Pump Experts.  Changing timing on a diesel engine can cause very serious damage.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Highlands, NJ


Re: not enough RPM and only 6 knots with 2300

greatketch@...
 

Alain,

Exactly the same for my boat.  The MaxProp pitched correctly will give me 8.0 knots at 3000 RPM.

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Highlands NJ


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RED ALERT

francesringley@...
 

Thanks so much Joel and Bill. We are looking into it right now.


Ian Townsend
SM153
Loca Lola II


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RED ALERT

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

That is Ian & Margaret Townsend. I sent them a private email.

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 Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 7:20 AM, 'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

There is an Amel Super Maramu on the New River in Fort Lauderdale named LOCA LOLA. There is an audible alarm coming from inside the boat. Anyone who knows the owners, please alert them pronto.

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolated converter

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

No, I do not know, but Amel installs the Icon with a double pole breaker, cutting off both the positive and the negative and the Icom has a double pole rocker switch on its face.

Maybe there is something to it.

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 Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 11:12 PM, kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,
Do you have any idea why someone would say that an non-isolated converter would be bad?
He mentioned that he installed a relay to disconnect the converter when the radio was not in use?
Fair Winds,
Eric
sm 376 Kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017 5:17 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolated converter
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com"

> Eric,
>
> I understand completely. When I do not understand something that
> Amel has
> done in a Super Maramu, I assume that Amel must be right and I
> do not
> understand. In all my years with Amel experience this personal
> rule has not
> failed me. This same rule does not apply to recent things Amel 
> has done.
>
>
> CW Bill Rouse
> Admiral, Texas Navy
> Commander Emeritus
> Amel School www.amelschool.com
> 720 Winnie St
> Galveston Island, TX 77550
> +1(832) 380-4970 <(832)%20380-4970>
>
&g t;
>
> On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 3:48 PM, kimberlite@...
> [amelyachtowners] wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Bill,
> > When I posted a cheap converter for someone to use, I forgot
> who said that
> > the converter I recommended was not isolated and could not be
> used. I
> > wondered why he said that.
> > If you hook just 24 volts + and - to the converter and take
> off only 12
> > volts + and -
> > and do not connect the bonding to the converter , I do not
> understand why
> > it can not be used.
> > Fair Winds,
> > Eric
> > sm 376
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]"
> > Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017 3:15 pm
> > Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolated converter
> &gt ; To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com"
> >
> > > Eric,
> > >
> > > I, too was referring to the Icom 24 t 12VDC converter.
> > >
> > > CW Bill Rouse
> > > Admiral, Texas Navy
> > > Commander Emeritus
> > > Amel School www.amelschool.com
> > > 720 Winnie St
> > > Galveston Island, TX 77550
> > > +1(832) 380-4970 <(832)%20380-4970> <(832)%20380-4970>

> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 1:58 PM, kimberlite@...
> > > [amelyachtowners] wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Bill,
> > > > I was speaking about the Icom dc converter and wondered
> why someone
> > > > mentioned it needed an isolated con verter. My freezers
> made rf
> > > on the ss b.
> > > > I installed magnets on the dc power to the compressors and
> the noise
> > > > wemt away.
> > > > Fair Winds,
> > > > Eric
> > > > sm 376
> > > >
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@...
> [amelyachtowners]"> > > Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017 9:22 am
> > > > Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isolated converter
> > > > To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
> > > >
> > > > > Eric & Kent,
> > > > >
> > > > > I think the answer is obvious. Any non-modified and totally
> > > original> > Amel-installed SSB will receive and transmit very
> > > little RF from the
> > > > > Amel-installed electric devices, such as battery
> chargers, etc.
> > > > >
> > > > > I know many of my friends on other boats had to shut down
> > > > > everything to use
> > > > & gt; their SSBs.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > CW Bill Rouse
> > > > > Admiral, Texas Navy
> > > > > Commander Emeritus
> > > > > Amel School www.amelschool.com
> > > > > 720 Winnie St
> > > > > Galveston Island, TX 77550
> > > > > +1(832) 380-4970 <(832)%20380-4970> <(832)%20380-4970>
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Jun 24, 2017 22:06, "kimberlite@... et
> > > > > [amelyachtowners]" <
> > > > > amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > &g t; >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Hi Kent,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I believe we spoke abut an isolated power supply for the
> > > > > > ICOM. Why can a non isolated
> > > > > >
> > > > > > be used on the
> > > > > > icom?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > fair winds,
> > > > > > E ric
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
>