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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stern Seal

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Did you take photos of your service?

How much oil total including any additional have you poured into the reservoir?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 4:07 AM, gashman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all,

Just changed the stern brass and seals due to milky oil in the C drive. All went well and followed the procedures posted exactly. However the oil seems to be leaking. Filled up again and after 20 min motoring no oil. Any suggestions? Does this mean another costly haul out? Used new Amel brass and seals.

Regards,

Mawgan
SV Jovic
SM #310
Hong Kong



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurricane Harvey - Longbow

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

From faraway New Zealand we send our love and care to the people of Texas. We feel for you in the disaster you all face and we know its not over yet.The stories of heroism reveal again the best of human nature when facing terrible times and they inspire us

Danny SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 31 August 2017 at 04:29 "jamessterling88@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Longbow, in the Corpus Christi City Marina was extremely fortunate.  At the last moment the eye of the storm turned and hit Rockport 25 miles away.  Rockport, a lovely little place, was almost obliterated.  There are many in the Corpus Christi and surrounding area still without power and everyone is helping each other.  Longbow rode it out in the slip and her lines stretched to the max.  We had left her when they called Cat 3 never expecting to see her again.  To make a long story short, she didn't have a scratch on her.  I'm extremely grateful because I had suffered a heart attack the week before and had just gotten out of the hospital.  My prayers go out to everyone affected and my friends still stranded on their boats in Kemah. 

James Sterling

S/V Longbow SM2K #418


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurricane Harvey - Longbow

Mark Erdos
 

Hi James,

 

It is good to know that the CCCM fared well. I understand they did a few improvements there in recent years. We kept a Cheoy Lee there many years ago and at the time it was fixed old wooded docks. When we were there I never thought the sea wall would be high enough if the big one hit.

 

I am curious if the Port Aransas Marina and Island Moorings Marina had damage. Port A is pretty exposed and I cannot imagine how it looks today. When Island Moorings was built they were selling it as “hurricane proof”.  Both of these were close to the eye.

 

Cindy’s parents have a house in Rockport on the bay-front. Remarkably it is still standing. Although they did suffer some water damage due to a window being blown out. It didn’t break. The whole frame was pulled out. It looked like a tornado hit their living room. Many of the houses on their street were reduced to a pile of rubble. Her dad just completed a new dock. He is an engineer and…. well… engineers being what they are …the dock survived completely unscathed.

 

Wishing you a speedy recovery with your health.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurricane Harvey - Longbow

 

 

Longbow, in the Corpus Christi City Marina was extremely fortunate.  At the last moment the eye of the storm turned and hit Rockport 25 miles away.  Rockport, a lovely little place, was almost obliterated.  There are many in the Corpus Christi and surrounding area still without power and everyone is helping each other.  Longbow rode it out in the slip and her lines stretched to the max.  We had left her when they called Cat 3 never expecting to see her again.  To make a long story short, she didn't have a scratch on her.  I'm extremely grateful because I had suffered a heart attack the week before and had just gotten out of the hospital.  My prayers go out to everyone affected and my friends still stranded on their boats in Kemah. 

James Sterling

S/V Longbow SM2K #418

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurricane Harvey - Longbow

James Sterling
 

Thanks Bill. 




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On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 11:41:26 AM CDT, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

James,

Great news about your boat, sad news about your heart attack.

I hope you get better

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool. com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 11:29 AM, jamessterling88@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Longbow, in the Corpus Christi City Marina was extremely fortunate.  At the last moment the eye of the storm turned and hit Rockport 25 miles away.  Rockport, a lovely little place, was almost obliterated.  There are many in the Corpus Christi and surrounding area still without power and everyone is helping each other.  Longbow rode it out in the slip and her lines stretched to the max.  We had left her when they called Cat 3 never expecting to see her again.  To make a long story short, she didn't have a scratch on her.  I'm extremely grateful because I had suffered a heart attack the week before and had just gotten out of the hospital.  My prayers go out to everyone affected and my friends still stranded on their boats in Kemah. 

James Sterling

S/V Longbow SM2K #418




Re: Anchor washdown pump replacement

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you Bill
I will dig into this and learn more, I send a question to Jabsco about their pumps and placement below water line, If/When I get an answer I will post it.
The pumps you suggest looks solid, were do you buy them, the link was to the manufacturer and I tried to google but did not found were to buy, my internet is slow so did not made to many attempts to find a re seller
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Block Island


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery Charger Thoughts?

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Bill,

On our older SM, we have a single 100 amp Mastervolt charger which works well, and yes, we upgraded the wiring size. The charger does draw about 10 amps when it is putting 100 amps into the batteries in bulk mode, but usually steps down to a lower rate quickly, as I never discharge my batteries too far.

Because we are circumnavigating on our boat, redundancy is very important, and we carry a spare 80 amp mastervolt charger. I can change the chargers out in under 30 minutes, and never have to live with a greatly reduced charging capacity. It's a great solution for us, but a little more expensive than having a 2nd 30 amp charger. 

We also installed a Watt and Sea hydro generator on the transom while in St Maarten last spring. We made a 3 day passage to Bonaire after installing the unit, never ran the generator, and arrived with full batteries. For anyone considering long passages, I think this is a great option. If anyone is interested in the installation, I can provide some pictures in a couple of weeks when we return to the boat. These are expensive gadgets, but we were fortunate to obtain a lightly used one from a friend in Martinique along with the custom made stainless mounting bracket for the SM. Sorry for the thread creep, but it seemed to fit in with charging the batteries. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Aruba

On Aug 30, 2017, at 06:49, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


John,

Thanks for the input.  That is pretty much the way we use ours. 

I believe Amel's rational for installing a small charger to use a the dock was a 100 Amp charger can draw almost 10 Amps @ 220VAC when in bulk charge mode, out of the 16Amps total available from the shore power connection, leaving very little left over to run house loads.  

All of the modern chargers I have seen have an easy way to limit their AC current usage when supply is restricted, so the need for the smaller charger seems to have gone away as chargers have gotten more sophisticated.

I am definitely thinking we will be keeping at least two chargers installed.  Not being able to charge batteries because of a single point failure would be a problem.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston, Mass


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

Hi Bill K,
    I have a smaller bank of 6 AGMs with a Mastervolt 40 and a Dolphin 30.  I run them both for the high amp portion of a charge then finish with the Dolphin.  It works fine, both are "clever" so I can run either to hold a float on the battery.

One reason (aside from cabling size) to stick with two is the redundancy two chargers bring.  One failure does not leave you cold.

If you have a larger battery bank then perhaps slightly larger units are in order.

Regards,  John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Pamlico Sound



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery Charger Thoughts?

greatketch@...
 


John,

Thanks for the input.  That is pretty much the way we use ours. 

I believe Amel's rational for installing a small charger to use a the dock was a 100 Amp charger can draw almost 10 Amps @ 220VAC when in bulk charge mode, out of the 16Amps total available from the shore power connection, leaving very little left over to run house loads.  

All of the modern chargers I have seen have an easy way to limit their AC current usage when supply is restricted, so the need for the smaller charger seems to have gone away as chargers have gotten more sophisticated.

I am definitely thinking we will be keeping at least two chargers installed.  Not being able to charge batteries because of a single point failure would be a problem.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston, Mass


---In amelyachtowners@..., <john.biohead@...> wrote :

Hi Bill K,
    I have a smaller bank of 6 AGMs with a Mastervolt 40 and a Dolphin 30.  I run them both for the high amp portion of a charge then finish with the Dolphin.  It works fine, both are "clever" so I can run either to hold a float on the battery.

One reason (aside from cabling size) to stick with two is the redundancy two chargers bring.  One failure does not leave you cold.

If you have a larger battery bank then perhaps slightly larger units are in order.

Regards,  John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Pamlico Sound



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hurricane Harvey - Longbow

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

James,

Great news about your boat, sad news about your heart attack.

I hope you get better

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 11:29 AM, jamessterling88@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Longbow, in the Corpus Christi City Marina was extremely fortunate.  At the last moment the eye of the storm turned and hit Rockport 25 miles away.  Rockport, a lovely little place, was almost obliterated.  There are many in the Corpus Christi and surrounding area still without power and everyone is helping each other.  Longbow rode it out in the slip and her lines stretched to the max.  We had left her when they called Cat 3 never expecting to see her again.  To make a long story short, she didn't have a scratch on her.  I'm extremely grateful because I had suffered a heart attack the week before and had just gotten out of the hospital.  My prayers go out to everyone affected and my friends still stranded on their boats in Kemah. 

James Sterling

S/V Longbow SM2K #418




Hurricane Harvey - Longbow

James Sterling
 

Longbow, in the Corpus Christi City Marina was extremely fortunate.  At the last moment the eye of the storm turned and hit Rockport 25 miles away.  Rockport, a lovely little place, was almost obliterated.  There are many in the Corpus Christi and surrounding area still without power and everyone is helping each other.  Longbow rode it out in the slip and her lines stretched to the max.  We had left her when they called Cat 3 never expecting to see her again.  To make a long story short, she didn't have a scratch on her.  I'm extremely grateful because I had suffered a heart attack the week before and had just gotten out of the hospital.  My prayers go out to everyone affected and my friends still stranded on their boats in Kemah. 

James Sterling

S/V Longbow SM2K #418



Re: Anchor washdown pump replacement

greatketch@...
 


I can not comment on the saltwater toilet pumps specifically, because my boat has manual toilets, but I am not aware of any diaphragm pumps that have a secondary seal backing the diaphragm.  The case might cover the diaphragm, but it is not usually designed to be water tight.  Again, there might be some that are that I do not know of.

I do not mean to suggest that you can never use a diaphragm pump below the waterline. It is not an unusual arrangement.  You just need to be aware that a relatively thin piece of flexible rubber is all that stands between the inside of your boat and the ocean.  With a well designed and built pump failure is not likely, especially if the diaphragm is replaced on a regular basis, but it is possible.  There are lots of places on our boats where keeping the water out requires attention.  This is just another.

It is certainly not the case that other types of pumps can never leak.  With the possible exception of magnetic drive seal-less pumps or more exotic "canned" pumps, any pump can leak.  The difference is that a diaphragm pump can leak a LOT, and a shaft seal pump can drip or dribble.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston, Mass



---In amelyachtowners@..., <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote :

Bill, 
I do not know enough about pumps. 
But why should a diaphragma pump have risk of flooding the boat if the diaphragma rupture if the pump house itself is intact? 
My two original saltwater pumps for the toilets looks very much as diaphragma pumps.

Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: Anchor washdown pump replacement

Paul Osterberg
 

Bill, 
I do not know enough about pumps. 
But why should a diaphragma pump have risk of flooding the boat if the diaphragma rupture if the pump house itself is intact? 
My two original saltwater pumps for the toilets looks very much as diaphragma pumps.

Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sea water chest

Ron Hynes <riffhynes@...>
 

Back in April you were kind enough to send me your design for a snake to clean the path from the sea to my sea chest on my 1976 Meltem. At that time, I took the better part of an entire day to disassemble everything from the sea cock up. Big, tough job...I barely fit between the 1st and 2d step under the companionway!  I cleaned out lots of spaghetti-like marine growth. The next day, I dived and ran a flexible auger in and around as much as I could to clean the area outside the ball valve. Afterwards, engine had plenty of cooling water and none of the other users were shortchanged. A success!

So 4 months later on a trip from Gibraltar to the Canaries, I noticed the engine temp rising and not high enough water in the sea chest to feed the frig compressor. To tough to turn back to Gib after 12 hours and 500 nm to the Canaries!  I reversed the frig pump pulling raw sea water in through the cockpit scupper and exhausted the compressor water into the sea chest. I was able to run almost at cruising R.E.M.'s without overheating. 

Today in Lanzarote I made up the "tool" you suggested back in April. I needed more than 1 meter as the tortuous path on the old Meltem is on the order of 1.5 meters. I made a hole in the top of the sea chest cover so that I could open the sea cock and hopefully clean the entire pathway. I managed to work the tool down and out of the sea cock. As I was twisting and turning, always counterclockwise so that the wire didn't unbraiding, the wire started kinking.  So I'm thinking of getting a plumber's snake or something stiffer. Got any ideas. I'm somewhat limited here as the hardware stores have limited selections. I'm heartened by the fact that I can navigate the 1.5M with all the right angle bends...I just need something stiffer that I can mount a wire brush on the end.
Any thoughts would be much appreciated. 

My thoughts are with you folks in SE Texas. As a resident of Florida, I know how trying a time it is. In 2005-6, we had 7 hurricanes and the last, Wilma, nearly got me and my boat!  Keep the faith, you always come out better on the other side. 

Ron Hynes
954.319.0944

On Apr 3, 2017, at 2:28 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ron,

There is another tool that I made for cleaning lines. Have a rigger make it for you. Use 1 meter of 6mm rigging wire. Have one end blunted and welded so that it will not unravel. At the other end have him use a rigging wire sleeve clamped about 20mm from the bitter end. Splay the wires between the sleeve and the end. Insert the welded end in an electric drill. Push the splayed end into the pipe while rotating with the drill. This probably will not turn 90 degrees without some help, but if it does, you have a solution. You can also use it to push out plastic from inside the boat by using the blunt welded end.


Best,

Bill
X-BeBe

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 3:51 AM, Ron Hynes riffhynes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill, thank you very much for all your help but the early Amels were early in the evolutionary path. Hull #29 has a 90 degree elbow on the bottom of the sea chest that attaches to a 75mm hose that is "U" shaped and is about 90cm in length. This hose terminates at a ball valve that is mounted on a fiberglass elbow that exits the hull. No way to force any brush down this tortuous path. We first removed all the hoses from the sea chest with the exception of the engine supply as this was only a few cm's from the bulkhead and had no play in it. The sea chest was then unbolted from the bulkhead and moved forward to pull out of the engine supply hose. The sea chest could then be raised and removed from the large supply hose. The large hose was then removed from the sea cock. This hose was completely blocked by spaghetti-like marine growth. These were easily removed and the sea chest cleaned. The only area still to be cleaned is the fiberglasses elbow on the hull. As I said ear lier, a diver cleaned about 20cm into the opening but didn't clean out the elbow. We will dive on it today and remove this growth. 

Thanks again for your time and expertise. Unfortunately, we were so involved we didn't take any photos.  We used a GoPro before starting tat really was helpful in planning the operation. 

Ron Hynes

On Apr 1, 2017, at 10:44 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Ron,

That is because you need to "login with your Yahoo user name and password to be able to view photos and upload or download files and photos.

I CC'd you of this email and I attached the photo that I downloaded for you...you should login on the website because there are lots of things available there. The dimensions for this tool are for a Super Maramu...maybe you can use this idea and make one to fit your Meltem.

Best,

Bill
X-BeBe

On Sat, Apr 1, 2017 at 2:05 PM, Ron Hynes riffhynes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Thanks for your help, much appreciated. I recently joined this group and while I can read conversations, for some reason I am precluded from viewing photos.

Ron Hynes

On Apr 1, 2017, at 2:35 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

Yes, there is a photo for the tool with dimensions that I uploaded. 

Search for "sea chest tools" in Photos on the Amel Yacht Owner's Yahoo website. 

You will find the tool I made that cleans from the top of the sea chest. I used this tool at least 8 times while circumnavigating. A few times for plastic removal, once for jellyfish and the rest for growth. Don't leave port without something to clean this!

The inside of that conduit from the outside of the hull to the ball valve is usually missed during the application of antifouling and, it is perfect for barnacle or mussel growth with the huge flow of water. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Galveston Island
Sent using Google Fi
& #43;1(832) 380-4970

   

On Apr 1, 2017 05:53, "Ron Hynes riffhynes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

I have a '76 Meltem and have recently experienced a blockage below the sea cock feeding the chest. A diver was able to clear about 20cm from the hull surface to where the hose makes a 90 degree bend but was unable to clear further. Any ideas as to clear this last area would be appreciated.

Riff on Swan Song, Amel #29





Re: Bilge Bonding strap connection to the keel - stainless steel or copper

Philippe Morel
 

Considering state of copper stipe after use , it's allways in the deepest zone of the bilge . Grey waters are made of soap emulsion + grease , oil etc ...grey waters are always 8 to 10  pH , it explain copper dissolution , and my decision to move to stainless stripe . In chemical reactors , we currently use hard soda boiling solutions to clean after operations , and life of copper connection wouldn't be sufficient , it explain also move to stainless . 
Something more , keel by it's coating coverage ( epoxy ) is insulated from sea , do you think that stripe is to bond keel to the rest of other metallic parts or to finalize evacuation of lost current ? 

Philippe 
BELAVITA SM2K 238


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery Charger Thoughts?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Same here, did not go with the 100 Amp charger being concerned with the wiring size.
My vessel came with the 8 house batteries and the 30 + 50 Dolphin.
I don’t know if vessels that were delivered with the 12 house batteries had larger wires.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
IGY Simpson Bay Marina, St Maarten, NA



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On Tue, 8/29/17, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery Charger Thoughts?
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 9:58 PM


 










BillBoth my original units
failed:  50 amp and 30 amp Dolphins.  I replaced with two
60 amp Master-volts. I briefly considered a 100 Amp
Master-volt unit but original wiring size would not support
higher amps.  However, since each 60 Amp is on different
circuit I can run both at same time getting a more rapid
charge - 110-115 Amp.  When amp input drops below 60 I turn
one unit off.  So far I'm happy with units.
 
Ben
Ben and Gayle S/V La
Bella VitaSM #347Le Marin
Martinique 
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iPad
On Aug 29,
2017, at 6:54 PM, greatketch@yahoo.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






It's getting time to update our
220V/24V charging systems, and I am hoping the collective
wisdom here can shorten my research
efforts.
Our current system is a
mish-mash of original and replacement units.  We have one
50 Amp charger from the original Amel installation, and two
25 Amp Xantrex units. One of the Xantrex units has
died. 
Is there any reason to
maintain the original Amel installation of a large (100 Amp)
charger AND a smaller (30 Amp) charger for use on shore
power? I assume a modern 100 Amp charger can easily hold a
450 Amp-hr battery bank at float voltage even under no load
without over-charging.
Anyone have a
recommendation for a large (100 Amp or greater) 220VAC/24VDC
charger? There do not seem to be very many available for
24VDC service.
Anyone have recommendations
for units NOT to consider?  I have experienced poor
reliability with several different Xantrex units.  Although
a limited data set, once burned, twice
shy.
We have AGM batteries, so
we can make good use of high charging currents, for much of
the charging cycle.
Bill
KinneySM160,
HarmonieBoston,
Mass


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Friction washers for hatches

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, I agree , and I can't see anything special about them. Could be another case of exaggerated prices , being that its for a boat. I have friends with planes , they tell me its even worse.
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 8:11 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Friction washers for hatches

 
For that price, they better be very, very special indeed.  I wonder what the works out to on a $/gram basis?

For my money, I'd try the hardware store washer.  If it doesn't work well, or dies an early death you can try those extra special ones.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston, Mass


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery Charger Thoughts?

John Clark
 

Hi Bill K,
    I have a smaller bank of 6 AGMs with a Mastervolt 40 and a Dolphin 30.  I run them both for the high amp portion of a charge then finish with the Dolphin.  It works fine, both are "clever" so I can run either to hold a float on the battery.

One reason (aside from cabling size) to stick with two is the redundancy two chargers bring.  One failure does not leave you cold.

If you have a larger battery bank then perhaps slightly larger units are in order.

Regards,  John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Pamlico Sound

On Aug 29, 2017 9:54 PM, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It's getting time to update our 220V/24V charging systems, and I am hoping the collective wisdom here can shorten my research efforts.


Our current system is a mish-mash of original and replacement units.  We have one 50 Amp charger from the original Amel installation, and two 25 Amp Xantrex units. One of the Xantrex units has died. 


Is there any reason to maintain the original Amel installation of a large (100 Amp) charger AND a smaller (30 Amp) charger for use on shore power? I assume a modern 100 Amp charger can easily hold a 450 Amp-hr battery bank at float voltage even under no load without over-charging.


Anyone have a recommendation for a large (100 Amp or greater) 220VAC/24VDC charger? There do not seem to be very many available for 24VDC service.


Anyone have recommendations for units NOT to consider?  I have experienced poor reliability with several different Xantrex units.  Although a limited data set, once burned, twice shy.


We have AGM batteries, so we can make good use of high charging currents, for much of the charging cycle.


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Boston, Mass


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Stern Seal

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Mawgan.

Are you sure you filled the system completely. It takes a while for the oil to work its way down. Looks like its full but after a little while it settles and the header tank is empty.
Also. Since oil floats on water its not going to run out the bottom. Think about it.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 30 Aug 2017 21:07, "gashman@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all,

Just changed the stern brass and seals due to milky oil in the C drive. All went well and followed the procedures posted exactly. However the oil seems to be leaking. Filled up again and after 20 min motoring no oil. Any suggestions? Does this mean another costly haul out? Used new Amel brass and seals.

Regards,

Mawgan
SV Jovic
SM #310
Hong Kong


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge Bonding strap connection to the keel - stainless steel or copper [1 Attachment]

alainfeuillet@...
 

Thanks Bill and Vladimir for these comments.
Before going to stainless steel I considered the following:
1- I own Pilgrim since 7 years and live onboard 6 month a year in winter. She is now 27 years old. So I adhere to the principle not to change Amel concept in the early years...
2- the purpose of this strap is NOT to provide a bonding or earth to SM system but to link the keel cast iron to the bonding system and, in case of scratch in the keel protection to protect it from corrosion with the rudder zinc connected to the said bonding system. In any case there should be nearly 0 amps in the strap.
3- the copper solution put a copper/stainless steel liaison in fluids which are certainly good to facilitate contact corrosion. I believe it is better to have this link out of the fluids.
4- the keel bolt on which we screw the strap is made of stainless steel ... not copper

If Olivier Beaute can read this topic, could he brings some Amel lights?

Fair winds to all

Alain
PILGRIM SM#26


Stern Seal

Mawgan grace
 

Hi all,

Just changed the stern brass and seals due to milky oil in the C drive. All went well and followed the procedures posted exactly. However the oil seems to be leaking. Filled up again and after 20 min motoring no oil. Any suggestions? Does this mean another costly haul out? Used new Amel brass and seals.

Regards,

Mawgan
SV Jovic
SM #310
Hong Kong


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor washdown pump replacement

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

I extended the forward head water laine and connected it to the fresh water system of the boat.  Salt water pump is now resting in a bin somewhere….

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 30 Aug 2017, at 07:53, svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Oops, I meant to say the factory outlet and switch are in the starboard locker; the Shurflo itself is on the factory location, a port shelf outboard of the watermaker pre filters and above the anchor wash down pump.


Cheerio,


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