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Re: Mixing Elbow

Philippe Morel
 

Just made that week, ordered at hdi marine , price round 200 usd , I choose a cast stainless steel better resistance to corrosion .


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Courtney Gorman
 

Well Done Jeff!!


-----Original Message-----
From: 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 9:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

 
I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.
He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.
He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone
Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.
He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.
Congratulations to Jeff


Mixing Elbow

pwschofield@...
 

Good Morning.  Thank you all for your friendly advice regarding my turbo replacement/long term maintenance.  Along this same topic, I am looking into replacing the mixing elbow.  On my TMD22 the casting number is 3775N10A-1 but that doesn't appear to correlate to the part number I'm seeing in the manual which is 861413 (replaced by 3582512).  


My mixing elbow has a 3.5" flange for the riser pipe however, the replacement part 3582512 appears to be 5" based on my internet searches.  

Has anyone run into this issue yet when replacing their exhaust/mixing elbow?  If so, how did you deal with it?  

I'd appreciate any insight.

Thank you.

Paul
SM215
SV Trillium


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Jeff,

Congratulations! Well done! We are happy for you.

SM 345 "Life is Good"
Vladimir
202 258 1916

On Sep 22, 2017 18:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff



Re: Head swivel

Miles
 

Hello Bali Hai,
I bought my AMEL new from the factory in 1998. The roller furling is original. The boat has always been called Ladybug.
Regards,
Miles
Ladybug, s/m 216, preparing to leave my storm hole and return to Newport , RI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Mark Erdos
 

Good News!

 

I watched Jeff dock Spirit in TCI earlier this year. It was blowing really hard. He never touched a pylon.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2017 9:02 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

 

 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Nice achievement indeed.  Good sense too.  Docking single handed is all about preparation… and a little help occasionally.  Depends on the factors in play on the day.

But then … I’m talking to experienced sailors… and we know this.

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM007



On 23 Sep 2017, at 06:27, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

What an absolute stud. 

So happy to hear this news!



On Sep 22, 2017, at 9:51 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 


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 Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Darren Ward <darren_ward@...>
 

Jeff - Obviously a prudent strategy, on a trusted vessel, with great seamanship.

If anything, I hope this season starts a lot of discussion on avoidance planning. When 100nm can mean the difference between life and death, getting out of the zone is paramount. Sad thing is, this reminds me of 1995 with Luis and Marilyn. Old habits are hard to break.


On Saturday, September 23, 2017 4:42 AM, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Wow - well done Jeff. The 20 knot tie up single handed must have been a challenge.

Best wishes

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
00447836 209730

On 23 Sep 2017, at 03:51, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 


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 Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.
He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.
He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone
Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.
He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.
Congratulations to Jeff



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Porter McRoberts
 

What an absolute stud. 
So happy to hear this news!



On Sep 22, 2017, at 9:51 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 


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 Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Peter Forbes
 

Wow - well done Jeff. The 20 knot tie up single handed must have been a challenge.

Best wishes

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
00447836 209730

On 23 Sep 2017, at 03:51, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 


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 Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Way to go Jeff. I wonder why so few people didn't make the same smart move. I am glad you are safe. 


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 Sep 22, 2017 21:03, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff


Jeff on Spirit and hurricane Maria

eric freedman
 

I just received a note from Jeff on his Amel 54.

He left the South west coast of Puerto  Rico before Maria and headed south. He encountered winds to 40 knots and seas 8-12 feet.

He returned to the marina and he was the only boat floating,. The buoys to the entrance were gone

Some boats floating and many piled up on the beach. He entered and tied up to the gas dock in 20 knots.

He did this all single handed.30 hours total time solo.

Congratulations to Jeff


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Head swivel

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Miles,

Do you have a standard roller furling genoa?  Was the boat formerly “Jazz”?

Ric Gottschalk

SN24 Bali Hai

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Head swivel

 

 

Thanks Miles! Will do that!

 

Cheers, John

C'est si Bon


On Sep 21, 2017, at 8:28 AM, Miles Bidwell milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello C'est si bon,

In my pre-AMEL days, I had a boat on which the swivel stuck. Some one from Hood sails told me to do this: run water through the swivel, then soak it with WD-40. Then wash again and soak again and wash again . This worked . I know that WD-40 is not a lubricant but it is a strong detergent and removed all the accumulated dirt. It makes a mess on the deck, but washes off with lots of water.
I now do this about once a year and it has worked for 19 years.

Regards,
Miles.
Ladybug. S/M 216. At anchor in a sheltered bay north of Newport, RI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Head swivel

John Broersen
 

Thanks Miles! Will do that!

Cheers, John
C'est si Bon

On Sep 21, 2017, at 8:28 AM, Miles Bidwell milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello C'est si bon,

In my pre-AMEL days, I had a boat on which the swivel stuck. Some one from Hood sails told me to do this: run water through the swivel, then soak it with WD-40. Then wash again and soak again and wash again . This worked . I know that WD-40 is not a lubricant but it is a strong detergent and removed all the accumulated dirt. It makes a mess on the deck, but washes off with lots of water.
I now do this about once a year and it has worked for 19 years.

Regards,
Miles.
Ladybug. S/M 216. At anchor in a sheltered bay north of Newport, RI


Crew,

eric freedman
 

Hi Miles,

Are you still looking for crew?

I found the person I need and have 3 or 4 that seem good.

 

If you still need crew, I will ask them to contact you.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 9:48 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: motors for outhaul and furling

 

 

Thanks everyone for the advice on the outhaul motor.  Maud at Amel is going to send some bushes to me (and I am going to get a spare motor).  I will then take care of it as you all have recommended. 

Regards,

Miles

SM 216 Ladybug now in Newport, RI harbor. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild

Patrick McAneny
 

Mike, Don't feel bad , three years ago I had mine rebuilt , and a few days ago I could not remember why . Finally , a few days later , I remembered it would get so hot it was smoking . For a while I questioned whether I even had it rebuilt . The brain drain has begun. 
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 6:54 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild

 
Pat,
I was afraid you’d ask that. I didn’t say because I couldn’t remember. As I recall I did drop it off to their shop on the way home from Rock Hall, but I don’t recall why they felt it was not rebuildable.
Sorry for the non-informational answer.
Mike
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild
 
 
Mike, Why did you opt to replace to turbo , rather than have it rebuilt? Thanks for the info , I will contact them.
Pat 
SM#123

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild
 
Hi Pat.
 
We replaced our turbo in 2013. Purchased from Marine Parts Express in Maine (google it) and received great service. They seemed to know Volvo/Penta quite well.  Price was $1750 plus $500 for the core which was refunded when I shipped the old one back to them. Additionally there were 2 gaskets at about $25 each.
 
Also you might try Blouch Performance Turbo in Lebanon, PA. 717-865-3276. I found them helpful. They are a Garrett Turbo shop, and at least on Aletes our turbo was a Garrett. They rebuild. Garrett has a troubleshooting guide on their website and other information more than you may want to look at.
 
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
Rock Hall, MD
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:49 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild
 
 
Paul. I am dealing with a turbine that is not spinning freely , and started the previous thread . I would be taking  the turbo off this week to clean ,if possible , if not send it out to rebuild. I am reluctant to remove it now as Hurricane Maria may approach the east coast next week and I want to be able to move my boat. We are planning to leave on a trip down the C Bay in about a week and won't have time to rebuild before we leave . I was wondering if we did not push the throttle beyond 2000 rpm (top rpm now) if it would be safe to operate the boat without doing any damage to the engine. I had this turbo rebuilt three years ago at a cost of aprox. $ 800.00 . I am presently looking for the name of the turbo shop , to use again if needed .
Good Luck ,
Pat
SM #123
-----Original Message-----
From: pwschofield@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild
 
Hello everyone.  Lately there has been a thread regarding RPMs.  This is a problem that I've had with our Volvo since we purchased the boat a year ago.  I had always feared it was the turbo since I never could hear that telltale turbo whine.  Well today, my suspicions were confirmed.  The turbo is seized solid.  
 
So now I look at my options.  My current web search doesn't seem to be yielding many sources, so I turn to the group to pick your collective brain.  
 
Has anyone had any experience with or know someone who has rebuilt a turbo off of the TMD22?   Is rebuilding a turbo economical?  
 
Does anyone know a source for a new turbo?  
 
And if you'll indulge me, I'll ask a third question that I'm sure will solicit some colorful comments.  Let me preface the question with a couple observations.  1.  Turbo chargers in a marine environment seem to have a lot of associated problems.  2.  I've been running the boat this last year including motoring from Ft. Lauderdale to Brunswick, GA in a head sea, and the boat seems to run well and I can achieve 6+ knots with no problem except I cannot exceed 2000rpm.  
 
So here's my questions.  What is the downside to removing the turbo altogether, short of a few horsepower and a knot or two?  
 
OK, putting on my Kevlar underwear.  
 
Turbo part number reference: Perkins p/n 2674A120
 
Paul
SM215
SV Trillium
 
 


Re: Head swivel

Miles
 

Hello C'est si bon,

In my pre-AMEL days, I had a boat on which the swivel stuck. Some one from Hood sails told me to do this: run water through the swivel, then soak it with WD-40. Then wash again and soak again and wash again . This worked . I know that WD-40 is not a lubricant but it is a strong detergent and removed all the accumulated dirt. It makes a mess on the deck, but washes off with lots of water.
I now do this about once a year and it has worked for 19 years.

Regards,
Miles.
Ladybug. S/M 216. At anchor in a sheltered bay north of Newport, RI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Gents,

I too went through the TURBO overhaul… twice!  

A very smart diesel engineer told me the following to avoid the thing seizing… which it typically does during the off season when the boat is not in use.

- Once in a while, remove the ancillary intake ducting.  This includes both the duct and the air filter.
- With a piece of wood, try to spin the turbo.  If it spins freely, spray it with WD40 and leave it alone.
- If it does not spin, remove it and place it in a diesel solution for some time…
- Try to spin again, it should .. if not, it needs overhaul.  :-(

Preventive actions when laying up the boat:
- Remove exhaust hose
-Spin turbo with a piece of wood.
- IF OK, spare liberally with WD40
- Place a clean rag in both the intake and the exhaust side to prevent moisture entry. 
- Lead exhaust pipe off.

Apparently, the humidity generated by the salt water in the exhaust is the prime cause of TC seizures in TMD22’s

Hope this helps.


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 21 Sep 2017, at 06:14, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Mike, Why did you opt to replace to turbo , rather than have it rebuilt? Thanks for the info , I will contact them.

Pat 
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild

 
Hi Pat. 
 
We replaced our turbo in 2013. Purchased from Marine Parts Express in Maine (google it) and received great service. They seemed to know Volvo/Penta quite well.  Price was $1750 plus $500 for the core which was refunded when I shipped the old one back to them. Additionally there were 2 gaskets at about $25 each.
 
Also you might try Blouch Performance Turbo in Lebanon, PA. 717-865-3276. I found them helpful. They are a Garrett Turbo shop, and at least on Aletes our turbo was a Garrett. They rebuild. Garrett has a troubleshooting guide on their website and other information more than you may want to look at.
 
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
Rock Hall, MD
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:49 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild
 
  
Paul. I am dealing with a turbine that is not spinning freely , and started the previous thread . I would be taking  the turbo off this week to clean ,if possible , if not send it out to rebuild. I am reluctant to remove it now as Hurricane Maria may approach the east coast next week and I want to be able to move my boat. We are planning to leave on a trip down the C Bay in about a week and won't have time to rebuild before we leave . I was wondering if we did not push the throttle beyond 2000 rpm (top rpm now) if it would be safe to operate the boat without doing any damage to the engine. I had this turbo rebuilt three years ago at a cost of aprox. $ 800.00 . I am presently looking for the name of the turbo shop , to use again if needed . 
Good Luck ,
Pat
SM #123

-----Original Message-----
From: pwschofield@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild
  
Hello everyone.  Lately there has been a thread regarding RPMs.  This is a problem that I've had with our Volvo since we purchased the boat a year ago.  I had always feared it was the turbo since I never could hear that telltale turbo whine.  Well today, my suspicions were confirmed.  The turbo is seized solid.  
 
So now I look at my options.  My current web search doesn't seem to be yielding many sources, so I turn to the group to pick your collective brain.  
 
Has anyone had any experience with or know someone who has rebuilt a turbo off of the TMD22?   Is rebuilding a turbo economical?  
 
Does anyone know a source for a new turbo?  
 
And if you'll indulge me, I'll ask a third question that I'm sure will solicit some colorful comments.  Let me preface the question with a couple observations.  1.  Turbo chargers in a marine environment seem to have a lot of associated problems.  2.  I've been running the boat this last year including motoring from Ft. Lauderdale to Brunswick, GA in a head sea, and the boat seems to run well and I can achieve 6+ knots with no problem except I cannot exceed 2000rpm.  
 
So here's my questions.  What is the downside to removing the turbo altogether, short of a few horsepower and a knot or two?  
 
OK, putting on my Kevlar underwear.  
 
Turbo part number reference: Perkins p/n 2674A120
 
Paul
SM215
SV Trillium
 
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Turbo Rebuild

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Thanks Mark McGovern for this valuable information. This challenge will be faced by every TMD22 owner.

For those that don't know, Mark is the president of TurboXS. 

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 Sep 20, 2017 5:16 PM, "mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

I was recommended to go to this place for rebuilds from a Garrett turbocharger dealer: http://gpopshop.com/services/rebuilding/

These guys apparently specialize in rebuilding turbochargers.

I called them and they can do a rebuild on that turbocharger. Assuming there is no damage to the shaft or wheels, they charge $350 for the rebuild of that turbo which is really cheap. If they have to replace the turbine wheel, shaft, compressor wheel or center cartridge it will start to get much more expensive. They charge a $75 inspection fee but ONLY if you DO NOT have them do any work. If they do the rebuild for you, there is no assessment fee.

Note, I do not have any personal experience with them or their services. They were just recommended to me by a Garrett dealer.

Another viable option if there is wheel or shaft damage is to buy a new complete replacement CHRA (Center Housting and Rotating Assembly): http://www.invasionautoproducts.com/gatbchca447.html

It the main "guts" of the turbocharger. You would re-use the original turbine housing, compressor housing and wastegate as those parts rarely fail. With this you have essentially a brand new turbocharger for way less money.

Hope that helps some of you.

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild

Mike Ondra
 

Pat,

I was afraid you’d ask that. I didn’t say because I couldn’t remember. As I recall I did drop it off to their shop on the way home from Rock Hall, but I don’t recall why they felt it was not rebuildable.

Sorry for the non-informational answer.

Mike

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild

 

 

Mike, Why did you opt to replace to turbo , rather than have it rebuilt? Thanks for the info , I will contact them.

Pat 

SM#123

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 4:06 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild

 

Hi Pat.

 

We replaced our turbo in 2013. Purchased from Marine Parts Express in Maine (google it) and received great service. They seemed to know Volvo/Penta quite well.  Price was $1750 plus $500 for the core which was refunded when I shipped the old one back to them. Additionally there were 2 gaskets at about $25 each.

 

Also you might try Blouch Performance Turbo in Lebanon, PA. 717-865-3276. I found them helpful. They are a Garrett Turbo shop, and at least on Aletes our turbo was a Garrett. They rebuild. Garrett has a troubleshooting guide on their website and other information more than you may want to look at.

 

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 7:49 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild

 

 

Paul. I am dealing with a turbine that is not spinning freely , and started the previous thread . I would be taking  the turbo off this week to clean ,if possible , if not send it out to rebuild. I am reluctant to remove it now as Hurricane Maria may approach the east coast next week and I want to be able to move my boat. We are planning to leave on a trip down the C Bay in about a week and won't have time to rebuild before we leave . I was wondering if we did not push the throttle beyond 2000 rpm (top rpm now) if it would be safe to operate the boat without doing any damage to the engine. I had this turbo rebuilt three years ago at a cost of aprox. $ 800.00 . I am presently looking for the name of the turbo shop , to use again if needed .

Good Luck ,

Pat

SM #123

-----Original Message-----
From: pwschofield@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Turbo Rebuild

 

Hello everyone.  Lately there has been a thread regarding RPMs.  This is a problem that I've had with our Volvo since we purchased the boat a year ago.  I had always feared it was the turbo since I never could hear that telltale turbo whine.  Well today, my suspicions were confirmed.  The turbo is seized solid.  

 

So now I look at my options.  My current web search doesn't seem to be yielding many sources, so I turn to the group to pick your collective brain.  

 

Has anyone had any experience with or know someone who has rebuilt a turbo off of the TMD22?   Is rebuilding a turbo economical?  

 

Does anyone know a source for a new turbo?  

 

And if you'll indulge me, I'll ask a third question that I'm sure will solicit some colorful comments.  Let me preface the question with a couple observations.  1.  Turbo chargers in a marine environment seem to have a lot of associated problems.  2.  I've been running the boat this last year including motoring from Ft. Lauderdale to Brunswick, GA in a head sea, and the boat seems to run well and I can achieve 6+ knots with no problem except I cannot exceed 2000rpm.  

 

So here's my questions.  What is the downside to removing the turbo altogether, short of a few horsepower and a knot or two?  

 

OK, putting on my Kevlar underwear.  

 

Turbo part number reference: Perkins p/n 2674A120

 

Paul

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