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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Fridge Door Seal for Super Maramu 2000

karkauai
 

Thank you, Bill K. Just what I need.  Can you explain the shims further?
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Apr 29, 2017, at 11:23 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

When we re-did our under-seat fridge gaskets, we used a product from MD Building, #1025, D-profile, 5/16 x 23/64.  We got it from Amazon.


It is important to note that with gaskets like this, there is a maximum specified compression that needs to be adhered to for best sealing and longest life.  If the gasket is over-compressed it might seem to seal better at first, but it quickly takes on a permanent "set" and is then no longer flexible enough to make a good seal.  For most hollow rubber gaskets, such as this this, maximum compression is 25% of the uncompressed thickness.  
I have installed shims that take the weight of the lid so the gaskets do not get squeezed too much.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Charlotte Amalie, StT, USVI


Re: Rub Rail on the SM

Craig Briggs
 

Agree totally about marina crew. They are a rub-rail's worst enemy and usually have little sense about boat handling. It's impossible to tell them not to snub the dock line on the cleat while the boat is moving, so we try never to hand over a line until the boat is stopped where we want it, although that is often met with shouting and wild gesticulations which we largely ignore.
Cheers, Craig SN68


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailor63109@...> wrote :

I'm thinking about putting a metal or rubber extrusion on the center part of the rub rail to keep the red part off of dock pilings.


Has anyone looked at this and what product did you use?


It seems like even with a perfect docking maneuver the marina crew insists on dragging us tight to the piling before we can position a fender.  I have fenderboards that take two or three fenders but they are tough to pre-position.  I'm thinking of rigging the fenderboards so there is a board keyed on top of the liferail so you only have to move the one thing (instead of two lines for the fenderboard and three fenders).


Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Rub Rail on the SM

Duane Siegfri
 

I'm thinking about putting a metal or rubber extrusion on the center part of the rub rail to keep the red part off of dock pilings.


Has anyone looked at this and what product did you use?


It seems like even with a perfect docking maneuver the marina crew insists on dragging us tight to the piling before we can position a fender.  I have fenderboards that take two or three fenders but they are tough to pre-position.  I'm thinking of rigging the fenderboards so there is a board keyed on top of the liferail so you only have to move the one thing (instead of two lines for the fenderboard and three fenders).


Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Hull Speed and RPM - Santorin

ericmeury@...
 

just want to have some comparison.


We have a 1993 Amel Santorin with the Prima 50.


What is your hull speed at various RPMs.  Specifically 6knts...


Re: Santorin, the mastery of water under the floors of the saloon

ericmeury@...
 

Ric.

i have a hand pump that has a valve that switches between fresh and salt.  I have never switched with salt and now that i think about it i have no idea where it is connected. Where the heck is the intake?!!!  

 I really don't like the idea of having any salt water in my bilge.  We just bought a water maker and have yet to install it but we suspect that we will generally have enough water.  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent Bow Thruster to Port

Craig Briggs
 

Good job, Liz.
Cheers, Craig SN#68 Sangaris


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

Thanks to everyone who offered advice. I removed the bow thruster toggle switch, and took it apart for access to the contacts. The contacts were black with carbon, and I cleaned them up with fine emery cloth. After re-installation, it works perfectly every time. The whole job from start to finish was about an hour. It nice to have an easy fix for a change.

Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM 72
Bonaire


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intermittent Bow Thruster to Port

Stephen Davis
 

Thanks to everyone who offered advice. I removed the bow thruster toggle switch, and took it apart for access to the contacts. The contacts were black with carbon, and I cleaned them up with fine emery cloth. After re-installation, it works perfectly every time. The whole job from start to finish was about an hour. It nice to have an easy fix for a change.

Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM 72
Bonaire


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue [1 Attachment]

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks Eric.  Your setup is different.  My relays are on other side of motor behind small engine alternator.  But wiring seems same.  One large post has black battery cable and another smaller cable.  Other large post has one large ground cable going to block.  

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On May 6, 2017, at 10:19 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

Sorry .

Here is a photo of the rewire of my engine. The Big Negative Battery cable and the other black wire I referred are both connected to the same stud on the Valeo Solenoid.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I erroneously refer to relay/solenoid as Valero is should be VALEO

Ben Driver

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 5, 2017, at 11:52 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben and Gayle,

I should be on board by 4 Pm Sunday the 14th Betty arrives on the 15th about 2 PM.

We would live to meet you.

Please knock hard on the boat as we usually are closed up with the AC running.

Any luck with the start stop problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Eric,

We're at anchor just past the swing bridge on the french side (barely). Close to Bobby's airport yard .  We are waiting on sail repair at St Martin Sail.  We'll  come by Simpson Bay Marina for a visit when you return.  We should be here until the  20th.  

Ben 

 

Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On May 5, 2017, at 2:33 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Where are you located in St Marten?

Drop by in any event , I would like to meet you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Excellent detail.  Thanks Eric.  Sounds like you too have been down the Yanmar electrical trail.   Hopefully i can get this fixed soon,  but if not,  I may knock on your door when you return.  

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle 

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 4, 2017, at 11:03 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

As you face the engine there is a large relay made by valeo to the left of the alternator.

Both the start and stop solenoids get their battery ground from this solenoid when it is closed.

On one side of the valeo there is a  large stud on the solenoid and should have a Very heavy black cable which connects directly to the starter battery. You can check the battery connection between this cable and the red battery cable on the starter motor with a voltmeter.

 

The other large stud should have a heavy gauge black wire that along its length around the back of the engine  and has all the negative connections for everything on the engine ( numerous soldered connections and gooey electrical tape). It ends at the negative pole on the Yanmar small alternator.

 

Try depressing the black button down on the valeo and while holding the button down have someone else  try starting the engine and stopping the engine.

I think that will solve the problem. Just make sure the valeo solenoid engages when you try to start or stop. If it does and the engine still does not start / stop  then the solenoid should be taken apart and have the contacts cleaned. If the solenoid does not try to engage- you will feel this through the body of the solenoid. You then have a break in the wiring to the solenoid. If you feel it try to engage with the start button and not with the start key then it is the start key and a bad solenoid and vice versa.

 

Further electrical info. From the valeo solenoid under heat shrink tubing there are diodes to prevent the engine starting and stopping at the same time.

You could have a bad diode—I doubt that.

 

To the left of the valeo solenoid is another black Yanmar solenoid that is wired to the valeo and then runs to the solenoid on the starter motor. This solenoid is powered by the panel start switch (red wire)  and the negative is connected to the Valeo solenoid via the smaller black wire.. The stop solenoid in the fuel injector pump is connected to the stop button on the panel and is also connected to the valeo solenoid thus the need for the diodes.

 

I know this is complicated but the fellow who originally wired the engine is being released from the Psychiatric hospital in 2 months.

However if you can’t wait for him,

I can help you if you will be in SXM late afternoon on the 14 of this month and I will be on board for a week.

Simpson Bay Marina slip C14.

 

I am in NY and the boat is in SXM. However this wiring is burned in my brain.

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I have  starting and stopping issue with my yanmar 4-JH3-TE.  It begin with stop button failure then progressed to intermittant starter failure and now total failure of starter to engage.  Because of timing I feel they are related.

After Initially troubleshooting the connections and cleaning them I checked out the stop button with multi meter and I determined it was good but ignition switch was sending only 6 volts to button.  I assume stop solenoid needs at least 10 volts to work?  There is 12 volts coming into ignition switch.

In any event , I moved on to more pressing start issue. 
By clicking key on and off I was get it to spin.  Now all I get is clicking at the small green relay attached on starboard side of motor.  ( I seem to have three solenoid or relays/. One on the starter, one attached to motor and another relay or solenoid attached to motor which gives me the click.  
After bad connection my first thought was faulty relay or solenoid now thinking maybe ignition switch corroded and not providing  voltage to starter solenoid or stop switch. 

I would appreciate amy and all suggestions 

Thanks 
Ben

Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2K 347
Currently St. Martin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Fridge Door Seal for Super Maramu 2000

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent,

Correct. My mistake. 

Now, to your issue: I think in 12 years I moved the latches twice. Remember if you run it as a fridge and have the thermostat set low enough that it doesn't freeze, you'll get a lot of condensate. Top opening fridges and freezers have less frost than front opening because every time you open the front opening unit, you spill and replace 90% of the air. This replaced air is what causes most of the frost build up. If you open the fridge half the number of times, you will cut the frost and the frost build up time in half. 

I would use the dollar bill check on your salon top opening fridge/freezer just to see if it is sealed normally. 

Then look closely at the lid closure with the heaviest crew member, first in the middle of the cushion, then on the ends of the cushion. That top will bend. I saw it open about 1/2" when unlatched, and my 6'5" 350 pound son sat in the middle of the cushion. Let me know how this all checks out. 

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 May 6, 2017 10:34, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill.  I think your reply is what you did for the galley fridge??  My problem is with the two fridge/freezer boxes under the dinette seats.  These use two seals that stick to the boxes (or lids) with adhesive (not magnetic).  I have already moved the latches ~1/4inch down to tighten the seal, but am still getting a lot of condensation (and ice buildup at the seals when used as a freezer).

Just replacing the seals should do the trick if I can find the right seals.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243
Heading for the Chesapeake.

On Apr 28, 2017, at 5:47 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Kent,

I attempted to find a new magnetic fridge gasket, but found it nearly impossible. Had I sent the model number and serial number of the Frigoboat fridge to Coastal Climate Control (info"at"coastalclimatecontrol.com), they would have queried Frigoboat in Italy and possibly they could have ordered it.

Here is what I found that solved my issue and the same thing for a number of other owners...even if you get a new gasket, you will need to follow this procedure:
1. With the fridge door closed, use a dollar bill to determine the correct seal of the magnetic gasket. If the dollar bill can be moved freely anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet, the gasket is not sealing correctly.
2. Is the external door lock adjusted correctly and is it in the locked position?
3. Is the door aligned and adjusted correctly?
4. There are 3 bolts on each hinge, locking the hinge in place.
1. Are they tight?
5. Is the top of the door and side of the door parallel with the cabinet? This is the hardest thing to get right!
6. Is the door flat against the cabinet on all sides? i.e. the door being "pulled in" or "pushed out" by either hinge?

If the door is not parallel or totally flat on all 4 sides against the door frame:
1. Loosen all 6 bolts
2. Press the door evenly so that all 4 sides are against the frame and the top and sides of the door are parallel with the cabinet. HINT: use some blue masking tape on the cabinet where the gasket meets the frame (thanks to Rick Grimes)...this will make parallel visibility easier in determining that the door is in the right position.
7. Holding the door in position, tighten all 6 bolts. (This will test your patience)
8. Test again using a dollar bill.
9. Repeat the process if the dollar bill is loose anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet.

Also, you may want to completely remove the fridge to do this job and use a shop vac to clean the condenser fins, etc. If so, refer to this Photo Album:

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
X-BeBe SM387






On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:35 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

I need to replace the seals on my two fridge/freezer boxes under the dinette seats. Has anyone found a suitable replacement for these?
Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently New Orleans, headed for St Michaels, Maryland.

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

On Apr 20, 2017, at 1:19 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

Ken,

I attempted to find a new magnetic fridge gasket, but found it nearly impossible. Had I sent the model number and serial number of the Frigoboat fridge to Coastal Climate Control (info"at"coastalclimatecontrol.com), they would have queried Frigoboat in Italy and possibly they could have ordered it.

Here is what I found that solved my issue and the same thing for a number of other owners...even if you get a new gasket, you will need to follow this procedure:
  1. With the fridge door closed, use a dollar bill to determine the correct seal of the magnetic gasket. If the dollar bill can be moved freely anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet, the gasket is not sealing correctly.
  2. Is the external door lock adjusted correctly and is it in the locked position?
  3. Is the door aligned and adjusted correctly? 
  4. There are 3 bolts on each hinge, locking the hinge in place.
    1. Are they tight?
  5. Is the top of the door and side of the door parallel with the cabinet? This is the hardest thing to get right!
  6. Is the door flat against the cabinet on all sides? i.e. the door being "pulled in" or "pushed out" by either hing?
    1. If the door is not parallel or totally flat on all 4 sides against the door frame:
      1. Loosen all 6 bolts
      2. Press the door evenly so that all 4 sides are against the frame and the top and sides of the door are parallel with the cabinet. HINT: use some blue masking tape on the cabinet where the gasket meets the frame (thanks to Rick Grimes)...this will make parallel visibility easier in determining that the door is in the right position.
  7. Holding the door in position, tighten all 6 bolts. (This will test your patience)
  8. Test again using a dollar bill.
  9. Repeat the process if the dollar bill is loose anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet.
Also, you may want to completely remove the fridge to do this job and use a shop vac to clean the condenser fins, etc. If so, refer to this Photo Album: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/search/photos?query=fridge#zax/albums_1556459704

Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970




On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM, sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Hello all,


I just joined the group, and was looking for some help with the Frigoboat Fridge.  Has anyone found a replacement door seal for the standard Frigoboat Dood Seal?


Any help would be appreciated!


Thanks


Ken Powers 

Aquarius, ASM2K Hull number 262




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

eric freedman
 

 

Ben,

Sorry .

Here is a photo of the rewire of my engine. The Big Negative Battery cable and the other black wire I referred are both connected to the same stud on the Valeo Solenoid.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I erroneously refer to relay/solenoid as Valero is should be VALEO

Ben Driver

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 5, 2017, at 11:52 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben and Gayle,

I should be on board by 4 Pm Sunday the 14th Betty arrives on the 15th about 2 PM.

We would live to meet you.

Please knock hard on the boat as we usually are closed up with the AC running.

Any luck with the start stop problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Eric,

We're at anchor just past the swing bridge on the french side (barely). Close to Bobby's airport yard .  We are waiting on sail repair at St Martin Sail.  We'll  come by Simpson Bay Marina for a visit when you return.  We should be here until the  20th.  

Ben 

 

Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On May 5, 2017, at 2:33 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Where are you located in St Marten?

Drop by in any event , I would like to meet you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Excellent detail.  Thanks Eric.  Sounds like you too have been down the Yanmar electrical trail.   Hopefully i can get this fixed soon,  but if not,  I may knock on your door when you return.  

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle 

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 4, 2017, at 11:03 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

As you face the engine there is a large relay made by valeo to the left of the alternator.

Both the start and stop solenoids get their battery ground from this solenoid when it is closed.

On one side of the valeo there is a  large stud on the solenoid and should have a Very heavy black cable which connects directly to the starter battery. You can check the battery connection between this cable and the red battery cable on the starter motor with a voltmeter.

 

The other large stud should have a heavy gauge black wire that along its length around the back of the engine  and has all the negative connections for everything on the engine ( numerous soldered connections and gooey electrical tape). It ends at the negative pole on the Yanmar small alternator.

 

Try depressing the black button down on the valeo and while holding the button down have someone else  try starting the engine and stopping the engine.

I think that will solve the problem. Just make sure the valeo solenoid engages when you try to start or stop. If it does and the engine still does not start / stop  then the solenoid should be taken apart and have the contacts cleaned. If the solenoid does not try to engage- you will feel this through the body of the solenoid. You then have a break in the wiring to the solenoid. If you feel it try to engage with the start button and not with the start key then it is the start key and a bad solenoid and vice versa.

 

Further electrical info. From the valeo solenoid under heat shrink tubing there are diodes to prevent the engine starting and stopping at the same time.

You could have a bad diode—I doubt that.

 

To the left of the valeo solenoid is another black Yanmar solenoid that is wired to the valeo and then runs to the solenoid on the starter motor. This solenoid is powered by the panel start switch (red wire)  and the negative is connected to the Valeo solenoid via the smaller black wire.. The stop solenoid in the fuel injector pump is connected to the stop button on the panel and is also connected to the valeo solenoid thus the need for the diodes.

 

I know this is complicated but the fellow who originally wired the engine is being released from the Psychiatric hospital in 2 months.

However if you can’t wait for him,

I can help you if you will be in SXM late afternoon on the 14 of this month and I will be on board for a week.

Simpson Bay Marina slip C14.

 

I am in NY and the boat is in SXM. However this wiring is burned in my brain.

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I have  starting and stopping issue with my yanmar 4-JH3-TE.  It begin with stop button failure then progressed to intermittant starter failure and now total failure of starter to engage.  Because of timing I feel they are related.

After Initially troubleshooting the connections and cleaning them I checked out the stop button with multi meter and I determined it was good but ignition switch was sending only 6 volts to button.  I assume stop solenoid needs at least 10 volts to work?  There is 12 volts coming into ignition switch.

In any event , I moved on to more pressing start issue. 
By clicking key on and off I was get it to spin.  Now all I get is clicking at the small green relay attached on starboard side of motor.  ( I seem to have three solenoid or relays/. One on the starter, one attached to motor and another relay or solenoid attached to motor which gives me the click.  
After bad connection my first thought was faulty relay or solenoid now thinking maybe ignition switch corroded and not providing  voltage to starter solenoid or stop switch. 

I would appreciate amy and all suggestions 

Thanks 
Ben

Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2K 347
Currently St. Martin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Fridge Door Seal for Super Maramu 2000

karkauai
 

Hi Bill.  I think your reply is what you did for the galley fridge??  My problem is with the two fridge/freezer boxes under the dinette seats.  These use two seals that stick to the boxes (or lids) with adhesive (not magnetic).  I have already moved the latches ~1/4inch down to tighten the seal, but am still getting a lot of condensation (and ice buildup at the seals when used as a freezer).

Just replacing the seals should do the trick if I can find the right seals.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243
Heading for the Chesapeake.

On Apr 28, 2017, at 5:47 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I attempted to find a new magnetic fridge gasket, but found it nearly impossible. Had I sent the model number and serial number of the Frigoboat fridge to Coastal Climate Control (info"at"coastalclimatecontrol.com), they would have queried Frigoboat in Italy and possibly they could have ordered it.

Here is what I found that solved my issue and the same thing for a number of other owners...even if you get a new gasket, you will need to follow this procedure:
1. With the fridge door closed, use a dollar bill to determine the correct seal of the magnetic gasket. If the dollar bill can be moved freely anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet, the gasket is not sealing correctly.
2. Is the external door lock adjusted correctly and is it in the locked position?
3. Is the door aligned and adjusted correctly?
4. There are 3 bolts on each hinge, locking the hinge in place.
1. Are they tight?
5. Is the top of the door and side of the door parallel with the cabinet? This is the hardest thing to get right!
6. Is the door flat against the cabinet on all sides? i.e. the door being "pulled in" or "pushed out" by either hinge?

If the door is not parallel or totally flat on all 4 sides against the door frame:
1. Loosen all 6 bolts
2. Press the door evenly so that all 4 sides are against the frame and the top and sides of the door are parallel with the cabinet. HINT: use some blue masking tape on the cabinet where the gasket meets the frame (thanks to Rick Grimes)...this will make parallel visibility easier in determining that the door is in the right position.
7. Holding the door in position, tighten all 6 bolts. (This will test your patience)
8. Test again using a dollar bill.
9. Repeat the process if the dollar bill is loose anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet.

Also, you may want to completely remove the fridge to do this job and use a shop vac to clean the condenser fins, etc. If so, refer to this Photo Album:

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
X-BeBe SM387






On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:35 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

I need to replace the seals on my two fridge/freezer boxes under the dinette seats. Has anyone found a suitable replacement for these?
Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently New Orleans, headed for St Michaels, Maryland.

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

On Apr 20, 2017, at 1:19 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

Ken,

I attempted to find a new magnetic fridge gasket, but found it nearly impossible. Had I sent the model number and serial number of the Frigoboat fridge to Coastal Climate Control (info"at"coastalclimatecontrol.com), they would have queried Frigoboat in Italy and possibly they could have ordered it.

Here is what I found that solved my issue and the same thing for a number of other owners...even if you get a new gasket, you will need to follow this procedure:
  1. With the fridge door closed, use a dollar bill to determine the correct seal of the magnetic gasket. If the dollar bill can be moved freely anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet, the gasket is not sealing correctly.
  2. Is the external door lock adjusted correctly and is it in the locked position?
  3. Is the door aligned and adjusted correctly? 
  4. There are 3 bolts on each hinge, locking the hinge in place.
    1. Are they tight?
  5. Is the top of the door and side of the door parallel with the cabinet? This is the hardest thing to get right!
  6. Is the door flat against the cabinet on all sides? i.e. the door being "pulled in" or "pushed out" by either hing?
    1. If the door is not parallel or totally flat on all 4 sides against the door frame:
      1. Loosen all 6 bolts
      2. Press the door evenly so that all 4 sides are against the frame and the top and sides of the door are parallel with the cabinet. HINT: use some blue masking tape on the cabinet where the gasket meets the frame (thanks to Rick Grimes)...this will make parallel visibility easier in determining that the door is in the right position.
  7. Holding the door in position, tighten all 6 bolts. (This will test your patience)
  8. Test again using a dollar bill.
  9. Repeat the process if the dollar bill is loose anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet.
Also, you may want to completely remove the fridge to do this job and use a shop vac to clean the condenser fins, etc. If so, refer to this Photo Album: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/search/photos?query=fridge#zax/albums_1556459704

Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970




On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM, sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Hello all,


I just joined the group, and was looking for some help with the Frigoboat Fridge.  Has anyone found a replacement door seal for the standard Frigoboat Dood Seal?


Any help would be appreciated!


Thanks


Ken Powers 

Aquarius, ASM2K Hull number 262




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Excellent.  Thanks Eric 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On May 6, 2017, at 10:02 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

The ground strap that goes to the block from the other terminal on the “valero” solenoid is also on my engine. It grounds the block so that when the solenoid is closed the starter motor had a negative to start the engine.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

See you in a few days.

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I did resolve the start- stop issue and learned a lot.  It was the start-stop solenoid mounted on engine.  It was multiple bad corroded connections: two wires from small plastic relay next to Valero (actually not Valero but replacement installed by previous owner.  No button on this one) had become corroded and partially disconnected from Valero.  Hence the intermittent failure.  Also as they were corroded in the protective boot at the connector, so it was not visible to me.   This was my ongoing intermittent start-stop issue. But there was more.  The previous owner had installed a start button in engine room to circumvent ignition key in control panel in event of panel failure.  However when intermittent failure become constant failure, engine room button would not work either.  How was this possible?  The ground from the Valero type unit had become disconnected as a result of very hard passage from BVI to St Martin.  When connected all works well.   The ground strap on this unit - opposite post from large black battery cable is only about 5 inches long and seems to attach to motor and is not a ground for other electrical items.  Different from Valero hook-up Eric describes.  I need to investigate closer to make sure no grounded issues exist. 

 

Eric, We will come by to visit.  Look forward to meeting you and Betty.

 

Ben Driver

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 5, 2017, at 11:52 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben and Gayle,

I should be on board by 4 Pm Sunday the 14th Betty arrives on the 15th about 2 PM.

We would live to meet you.

Please knock hard on the boat as we usually are closed up with the AC running.

Any luck with the start stop problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Eric,

We're at anchor just past the swing bridge on the french side (barely). Close to Bobby's airport yard .  We are waiting on sail repair at St Martin Sail.  We'll  come by Simpson Bay Marina for a visit when you return.  We should be here until the  20th.  

Ben 

 

Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On May 5, 2017, at 2:33 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Where are you located in St Marten?

Drop by in any event , I would like to meet you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Excellent detail.  Thanks Eric.  Sounds like you too have been down the Yanmar electrical trail.   Hopefully i can get this fixed soon,  but if not,  I may knock on your door when you return.  

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle 

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 4, 2017, at 11:03 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

As you face the engine there is a large relay made by valeo to the left of the alternator.

Both the start and stop solenoids get their battery ground from this solenoid when it is closed.

On one side of the valeo there is a  large stud on the solenoid and should have a Very heavy black cable which connects directly to the starter battery. You can check the battery connection between this cable and the red battery cable on the starter motor with a voltmeter.

 

The other large stud should have a heavy gauge black wire that along its length around the back of the engine  and has all the negative connections for everything on the engine ( numerous soldered connections and gooey electrical tape). It ends at the negative pole on the Yanmar small alternator.

 

Try depressing the black button down on the valeo and while holding the button down have someone else  try starting the engine and stopping the engine.

I think that will solve the problem. Just make sure the valeo solenoid engages when you try to start or stop. If it does and the engine still does not start / stop  then the solenoid should be taken apart and have the contacts cleaned. If the solenoid does not try to engage- you will feel this through the body of the solenoid. You then have a break in the wiring to the solenoid. If you feel it try to engage with the start button and not with the start key then it is the start key and a bad solenoid and vice versa.

 

Further electrical info. From the valeo solenoid under heat shrink tubing there are diodes to prevent the engine starting and stopping at the same time.

You could have a bad diode—I doubt that.

 

To the left of the valeo solenoid is another black Yanmar solenoid that is wired to the valeo and then runs to the solenoid on the starter motor. This solenoid is powered by the panel start switch (red wire)  and the negative is connected to the Valeo solenoid via the smaller black wire.. The stop solenoid in the fuel injector pump is connected to the stop button on the panel and is also connected to the valeo solenoid thus the need for the diodes.

 

I know this is complicated but the fellow who originally wired the engine is being released from the Psychiatric hospital in 2 months.

However if you can’t wait for him,

I can help you if you will be in SXM late afternoon on the 14 of this month and I will be on board for a week.

Simpson Bay Marina slip C14.

 

I am in NY and the boat is in SXM. However this wiring is burned in my brain.

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I have  starting and stopping issue with my yanmar 4-JH3-TE.  It begin with stop button failure then progressed to intermittant starter failure and now total failure of starter to engage.  Because of timing I feel they are related.

After Initially troubleshooting the connections and cleaning them I checked out the stop button with multi meter and I determined it was good but ignition switch was sending only 6 volts to button.  I assume stop solenoid needs at least 10 volts to work?  There is 12 volts coming into ignition switch.

In any event , I moved on to more pressing start issue. 
By clicking key on and off I was get it to spin.  Now all I get is clicking at the small green relay attached on starboard side of motor.  ( I seem to have three solenoid or relays/. One on the starter, one attached to motor and another relay or solenoid attached to motor which gives me the click.  
After bad connection my first thought was faulty relay or solenoid now thinking maybe ignition switch corroded and not providing  voltage to starter solenoid or stop switch. 

I would appreciate amy and all suggestions 

Thanks 
Ben

Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2K 347
Currently St. Martin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

eric freedman
 

Ben,

Sorry .

Here is a photo of the rewire of my engine. The Big Negative Battery cable and the other black wire I referred are both connected to the same stud on the Valeo Solenoid.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I erroneously refer to relay/solenoid as Valero is should be VALEO

Ben Driver

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 5, 2017, at 11:52 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben and Gayle,

I should be on board by 4 Pm Sunday the 14th Betty arrives on the 15th about 2 PM.

We would live to meet you.

Please knock hard on the boat as we usually are closed up with the AC running.

Any luck with the start stop problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Eric,

We're at anchor just past the swing bridge on the french side (barely). Close to Bobby's airport yard .  We are waiting on sail repair at St Martin Sail.  We'll  come by Simpson Bay Marina for a visit when you return.  We should be here until the  20th.  

Ben 

 

Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On May 5, 2017, at 2:33 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Where are you located in St Marten?

Drop by in any event , I would like to meet you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Excellent detail.  Thanks Eric.  Sounds like you too have been down the Yanmar electrical trail.   Hopefully i can get this fixed soon,  but if not,  I may knock on your door when you return.  

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle 

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 4, 2017, at 11:03 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

As you face the engine there is a large relay made by valeo to the left of the alternator.

Both the start and stop solenoids get their battery ground from this solenoid when it is closed.

On one side of the valeo there is a  large stud on the solenoid and should have a Very heavy black cable which connects directly to the starter battery. You can check the battery connection between this cable and the red battery cable on the starter motor with a voltmeter.

 

The other large stud should have a heavy gauge black wire that along its length around the back of the engine  and has all the negative connections for everything on the engine ( numerous soldered connections and gooey electrical tape). It ends at the negative pole on the Yanmar small alternator.

 

Try depressing the black button down on the valeo and while holding the button down have someone else  try starting the engine and stopping the engine.

I think that will solve the problem. Just make sure the valeo solenoid engages when you try to start or stop. If it does and the engine still does not start / stop  then the solenoid should be taken apart and have the contacts cleaned. If the solenoid does not try to engage- you will feel this through the body of the solenoid. You then have a break in the wiring to the solenoid. If you feel it try to engage with the start button and not with the start key then it is the start key and a bad solenoid and vice versa.

 

Further electrical info. From the valeo solenoid under heat shrink tubing there are diodes to prevent the engine starting and stopping at the same time.

You could have a bad diode—I doubt that.

 

To the left of the valeo solenoid is another black Yanmar solenoid that is wired to the valeo and then runs to the solenoid on the starter motor. This solenoid is powered by the panel start switch (red wire)  and the negative is connected to the Valeo solenoid via the smaller black wire.. The stop solenoid in the fuel injector pump is connected to the stop button on the panel and is also connected to the valeo solenoid thus the need for the diodes.

 

I know this is complicated but the fellow who originally wired the engine is being released from the Psychiatric hospital in 2 months.

However if you can’t wait for him,

I can help you if you will be in SXM late afternoon on the 14 of this month and I will be on board for a week.

Simpson Bay Marina slip C14.

 

I am in NY and the boat is in SXM. However this wiring is burned in my brain.

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I have  starting and stopping issue with my yanmar 4-JH3-TE.  It begin with stop button failure then progressed to intermittant starter failure and now total failure of starter to engage.  Because of timing I feel they are related.

After Initially troubleshooting the connections and cleaning them I checked out the stop button with multi meter and I determined it was good but ignition switch was sending only 6 volts to button.  I assume stop solenoid needs at least 10 volts to work?  There is 12 volts coming into ignition switch.

In any event , I moved on to more pressing start issue. 
By clicking key on and off I was get it to spin.  Now all I get is clicking at the small green relay attached on starboard side of motor.  ( I seem to have three solenoid or relays/. One on the starter, one attached to motor and another relay or solenoid attached to motor which gives me the click.  
After bad connection my first thought was faulty relay or solenoid now thinking maybe ignition switch corroded and not providing  voltage to starter solenoid or stop switch. 

I would appreciate amy and all suggestions 

Thanks 
Ben

Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2K 347
Currently St. Martin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

eric freedman
 

Ben,

The ground strap that goes to the block from the other terminal on the “valero” solenoid is also on my engine. It grounds the block so that when the solenoid is closed the starter motor had a negative to start the engine.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

See you in a few days.

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2017 8:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I did resolve the start- stop issue and learned a lot.  It was the start-stop solenoid mounted on engine.  It was multiple bad corroded connections: two wires from small plastic relay next to Valero (actually not Valero but replacement installed by previous owner.  No button on this one) had become corroded and partially disconnected from Valero.  Hence the intermittent failure.  Also as they were corroded in the protective boot at the connector, so it was not visible to me.   This was my ongoing intermittent start-stop issue. But there was more.  The previous owner had installed a start button in engine room to circumvent ignition key in control panel in event of panel failure.  However when intermittent failure become constant failure, engine room button would not work either.  How was this possible?  The ground from the Valero type unit had become disconnected as a result of very hard passage from BVI to St Martin.  When connected all works well.   The ground strap on this unit - opposite post from large black battery cable is only about 5 inches long and seems to attach to motor and is not a ground for other electrical items.  Different from Valero hook-up Eric describes.  I need to investigate closer to make sure no grounded issues exist. 

 

Eric, We will come by to visit.  Look forward to meeting you and Betty.

 

Ben Driver

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 5, 2017, at 11:52 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben and Gayle,

I should be on board by 4 Pm Sunday the 14th Betty arrives on the 15th about 2 PM.

We would live to meet you.

Please knock hard on the boat as we usually are closed up with the AC running.

Any luck with the start stop problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Eric,

We're at anchor just past the swing bridge on the french side (barely). Close to Bobby's airport yard .  We are waiting on sail repair at St Martin Sail.  We'll  come by Simpson Bay Marina for a visit when you return.  We should be here until the  20th.  

Ben 

 

Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On May 5, 2017, at 2:33 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Where are you located in St Marten?

Drop by in any event , I would like to meet you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Excellent detail.  Thanks Eric.  Sounds like you too have been down the Yanmar electrical trail.   Hopefully i can get this fixed soon,  but if not,  I may knock on your door when you return.  

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle 

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 4, 2017, at 11:03 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

As you face the engine there is a large relay made by valeo to the left of the alternator.

Both the start and stop solenoids get their battery ground from this solenoid when it is closed.

On one side of the valeo there is a  large stud on the solenoid and should have a Very heavy black cable which connects directly to the starter battery. You can check the battery connection between this cable and the red battery cable on the starter motor with a voltmeter.

 

The other large stud should have a heavy gauge black wire that along its length around the back of the engine  and has all the negative connections for everything on the engine ( numerous soldered connections and gooey electrical tape). It ends at the negative pole on the Yanmar small alternator.

 

Try depressing the black button down on the valeo and while holding the button down have someone else  try starting the engine and stopping the engine.

I think that will solve the problem. Just make sure the valeo solenoid engages when you try to start or stop. If it does and the engine still does not start / stop  then the solenoid should be taken apart and have the contacts cleaned. If the solenoid does not try to engage- you will feel this through the body of the solenoid. You then have a break in the wiring to the solenoid. If you feel it try to engage with the start button and not with the start key then it is the start key and a bad solenoid and vice versa.

 

Further electrical info. From the valeo solenoid under heat shrink tubing there are diodes to prevent the engine starting and stopping at the same time.

You could have a bad diode—I doubt that.

 

To the left of the valeo solenoid is another black Yanmar solenoid that is wired to the valeo and then runs to the solenoid on the starter motor. This solenoid is powered by the panel start switch (red wire)  and the negative is connected to the Valeo solenoid via the smaller black wire.. The stop solenoid in the fuel injector pump is connected to the stop button on the panel and is also connected to the valeo solenoid thus the need for the diodes.

 

I know this is complicated but the fellow who originally wired the engine is being released from the Psychiatric hospital in 2 months.

However if you can’t wait for him,

I can help you if you will be in SXM late afternoon on the 14 of this month and I will be on board for a week.

Simpson Bay Marina slip C14.

 

I am in NY and the boat is in SXM. However this wiring is burned in my brain.

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I have  starting and stopping issue with my yanmar 4-JH3-TE.  It begin with stop button failure then progressed to intermittant starter failure and now total failure of starter to engage.  Because of timing I feel they are related.

After Initially troubleshooting the connections and cleaning them I checked out the stop button with multi meter and I determined it was good but ignition switch was sending only 6 volts to button.  I assume stop solenoid needs at least 10 volts to work?  There is 12 volts coming into ignition switch.

In any event , I moved on to more pressing start issue. 
By clicking key on and off I was get it to spin.  Now all I get is clicking at the small green relay attached on starboard side of motor.  ( I seem to have three solenoid or relays/. One on the starter, one attached to motor and another relay or solenoid attached to motor which gives me the click.  
After bad connection my first thought was faulty relay or solenoid now thinking maybe ignition switch corroded and not providing  voltage to starter solenoid or stop switch. 

I would appreciate amy and all suggestions 

Thanks 
Ben

Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2K 347
Currently St. Martin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

I erroneously refer to relay/solenoid as Valero is should be VALEO

Ben Driver
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On May 5, 2017, at 11:52 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben and Gayle,

I should be on board by 4 Pm Sunday the 14th Betty arrives on the 15th about 2 PM.

We would live to meet you.

Please knock hard on the boat as we usually are closed up with the AC running.

Any luck with the start stop problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Eric,

We're at anchor just past the swing bridge on the french side (barely). Close to Bobby's airport yard .  We are waiting on sail repair at St Martin Sail.  We'll  come by Simpson Bay Marina for a visit when you return.  We should be here until the  20th.  

Ben 

 

Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On May 5, 2017, at 2:33 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Where are you located in St Marten?

Drop by in any event , I would like to meet you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Excellent detail.  Thanks Eric.  Sounds like you too have been down the Yanmar electrical trail.   Hopefully i can get this fixed soon,  but if not,  I may knock on your door when you return.  

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle 

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 4, 2017, at 11:03 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

As you face the engine there is a large relay made by valeo to the left of the alternator.

Both the start and stop solenoids get their battery ground from this solenoid when it is closed.

On one side of the valeo there is a  large stud on the solenoid and should have a Very heavy black cable which connects directly to the starter battery. You can check the battery connection between this cable and the red battery cable on the starter motor with a voltmeter.

 

The other large stud should have a heavy gauge black wire that along its length around the back of the engine  and has all the negative connections for everything on the engine ( numerous soldered connections and gooey electrical tape). It ends at the negative pole on the Yanmar small alternator.

 

Try depressing the black button down on the valeo and while holding the button down have someone else  try starting the engine and stopping the engine.

I think that will solve the problem. Just make sure the valeo solenoid engages when you try to start or stop. If it does and the engine still does not start / stop  then the solenoid should be taken apart and have the contacts cleaned. If the solenoid does not try to engage- you will feel this through the body of the solenoid. You then have a break in the wiring to the solenoid. If you feel it try to engage with the start button and not with the start key then it is the start key and a bad solenoid and vice versa.

 

Further electrical info. From the valeo solenoid under heat shrink tubing there are diodes to prevent the engine starting and stopping at the same time.

You could have a bad diode—I doubt that.

 

To the left of the valeo solenoid is another black Yanmar solenoid that is wired to the valeo and then runs to the solenoid on the starter motor. This solenoid is powered by the panel start switch (red wire)  and the negative is connected to the Valeo solenoid via the smaller black wire.. The stop solenoid in the fuel injector pump is connected to the stop button on the panel and is also connected to the valeo solenoid thus the need for the diodes.

 

I know this is complicated but the fellow who originally wired the engine is being released from the Psychiatric hospital in 2 months.

However if you can’t wait for him,

I can help you if you will be in SXM late afternoon on the 14 of this month and I will be on board for a week.

Simpson Bay Marina slip C14.

 

I am in NY and the boat is in SXM. However this wiring is burned in my brain.

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I have  starting and stopping issue with my yanmar 4-JH3-TE.  It begin with stop button failure then progressed to intermittant starter failure and now total failure of starter to engage.  Because of timing I feel they are related.

After Initially troubleshooting the connections and cleaning them I checked out the stop button with multi meter and I determined it was good but ignition switch was sending only 6 volts to button.  I assume stop solenoid needs at least 10 volts to work?  There is 12 volts coming into ignition switch.

In any event , I moved on to more pressing start issue. 
By clicking key on and off I was get it to spin.  Now all I get is clicking at the small green relay attached on starboard side of motor.  ( I seem to have three solenoid or relays/. One on the starter, one attached to motor and another relay or solenoid attached to motor which gives me the click.  
After bad connection my first thought was faulty relay or solenoid now thinking maybe ignition switch corroded and not providing  voltage to starter solenoid or stop switch. 

I would appreciate amy and all suggestions 

Thanks 
Ben

Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2K 347
Currently St. Martin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

I did resolve the start- stop issue and learned a lot.  It was the start-stop solenoid mounted on engine.  It was multiple bad corroded connections: two wires from small plastic relay next to Valero (actually not Valero but replacement installed by previous owner.  No button on this one) had become corroded and partially disconnected from Valero.  Hence the intermittent failure.  Also as they were corroded in the protective boot at the connector, so it was not visible to me.   This was my ongoing intermittent start-stop issue. But there was more.  The previous owner had installed a start button in engine room to circumvent ignition key in control panel in event of panel failure.  However when intermittent failure become constant failure, engine room button would not work either.  How was this possible?  The ground from the Valero type unit had become disconnected as a result of very hard passage from BVI to St Martin.  When connected all works well.   The ground strap on this unit - opposite post from large black battery cable is only about 5 inches long and seems to attach to motor and is not a ground for other electrical items.  Different from Valero hook-up Eric describes.  I need to investigate closer to make sure no grounded issues exist. 

Eric, We will come by to visit.  Look forward to meeting you and Betty.

Ben Driver
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On May 5, 2017, at 11:52 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben and Gayle,

I should be on board by 4 Pm Sunday the 14th Betty arrives on the 15th about 2 PM.

We would live to meet you.

Please knock hard on the boat as we usually are closed up with the AC running.

Any luck with the start stop problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Eric,

We're at anchor just past the swing bridge on the french side (barely). Close to Bobby's airport yard .  We are waiting on sail repair at St Martin Sail.  We'll  come by Simpson Bay Marina for a visit when you return.  We should be here until the  20th.  

Ben 

 

Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On May 5, 2017, at 2:33 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Where are you located in St Marten?

Drop by in any event , I would like to meet you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Excellent detail.  Thanks Eric.  Sounds like you too have been down the Yanmar electrical trail.   Hopefully i can get this fixed soon,  but if not,  I may knock on your door when you return.  

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle 

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 4, 2017, at 11:03 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

As you face the engine there is a large relay made by valeo to the left of the alternator.

Both the start and stop solenoids get their battery ground from this solenoid when it is closed.

On one side of the valeo there is a  large stud on the solenoid and should have a Very heavy black cable which connects directly to the starter battery. You can check the battery connection between this cable and the red battery cable on the starter motor with a voltmeter.

 

The other large stud should have a heavy gauge black wire that along its length around the back of the engine  and has all the negative connections for everything on the engine ( numerous soldered connections and gooey electrical tape). It ends at the negative pole on the Yanmar small alternator.

 

Try depressing the black button down on the valeo and while holding the button down have someone else  try starting the engine and stopping the engine.

I think that will solve the problem. Just make sure the valeo solenoid engages when you try to start or stop. If it does and the engine still does not start / stop  then the solenoid should be taken apart and have the contacts cleaned. If the solenoid does not try to engage- you will feel this through the body of the solenoid. You then have a break in the wiring to the solenoid. If you feel it try to engage with the start button and not with the start key then it is the start key and a bad solenoid and vice versa.

 

Further electrical info. From the valeo solenoid under heat shrink tubing there are diodes to prevent the engine starting and stopping at the same time.

You could have a bad diode—I doubt that.

 

To the left of the valeo solenoid is another black Yanmar solenoid that is wired to the valeo and then runs to the solenoid on the starter motor. This solenoid is powered by the panel start switch (red wire)  and the negative is connected to the Valeo solenoid via the smaller black wire.. The stop solenoid in the fuel injector pump is connected to the stop button on the panel and is also connected to the valeo solenoid thus the need for the diodes.

 

I know this is complicated but the fellow who originally wired the engine is being released from the Psychiatric hospital in 2 months.

However if you can’t wait for him,

I can help you if you will be in SXM late afternoon on the 14 of this month and I will be on board for a week.

Simpson Bay Marina slip C14.

 

I am in NY and the boat is in SXM. However this wiring is burned in my brain.

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I have  starting and stopping issue with my yanmar 4-JH3-TE.  It begin with stop button failure then progressed to intermittant starter failure and now total failure of starter to engage.  Because of timing I feel they are related.

After Initially troubleshooting the connections and cleaning them I checked out the stop button with multi meter and I determined it was good but ignition switch was sending only 6 volts to button.  I assume stop solenoid needs at least 10 volts to work?  There is 12 volts coming into ignition switch.

In any event , I moved on to more pressing start issue. 
By clicking key on and off I was get it to spin.  Now all I get is clicking at the small green relay attached on starboard side of motor.  ( I seem to have three solenoid or relays/. One on the starter, one attached to motor and another relay or solenoid attached to motor which gives me the click.  
After bad connection my first thought was faulty relay or solenoid now thinking maybe ignition switch corroded and not providing  voltage to starter solenoid or stop switch. 

I would appreciate amy and all suggestions 

Thanks 
Ben

Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2K 347
Currently St. Martin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santorin, the mastery of water under the floors of the saloon

ste.dente
 

Hallo Ric,
can you please tell me where do you take the salt water ? On my Santorin the foot pump under the sink telescope water from the main tank. I'd like to use it for salt water, but I can't find the way to realize it. Did you make a new "hole" in the hull? Thanks!

Stefania
Euploia- #SN 93 Bocca di Magra 

Il giorno 05 mag 2017, alle ore 20:58, Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 

Attilio,

The foot pump under the sink in my Santorin is for seawater. We wash dishes  in seawater and rinse with fresh. Suggest you taste it.

Cheers,y Santorin

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 2:13 PM
To: Craig Briggs
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santorin, the mastery of water under the floors of the saloon

 

 

We always found water under the floor of the saloon below the ladder and under the sink, and today I discovered the mistery.
When I fill the main tank up to 800 liters, the overflow is at left side of the sink, but below the sink there is a secondary hose coupled with a pedal pump useful in case of failure of the electrical pumps located in the engine room. That hose has a level about 60cm below the tank inlet, even if hanging just below the sink, so the real overflow is that, before than the one at the sink, and the overflow floods the upper bilge, I.e. The area below the floors of the saloon.
Solution: sugar plug on the emergency hose.
Hope this helps in case of my same problem
Attilio
AMEL Santorin #84 Sisila now at Olympic Marina Greece

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

eric freedman
 

Ben and Gayle,

I should be on board by 4 Pm Sunday the 14th Betty arrives on the 15th about 2 PM.

We would live to meet you.

Please knock hard on the boat as we usually are closed up with the AC running.

Any luck with the start stop problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Eric,

We're at anchor just past the swing bridge on the french side (barely). Close to Bobby's airport yard .  We are waiting on sail repair at St Martin Sail.  We'll  come by Simpson Bay Marina for a visit when you return.  We should be here until the  20th.  

Ben 

 

Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita

SM #347

6S

 


On May 5, 2017, at 2:33 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Where are you located in St Marten?

Drop by in any event , I would like to meet you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Excellent detail.  Thanks Eric.  Sounds like you too have been down the Yanmar electrical trail.   Hopefully i can get this fixed soon,  but if not,  I may knock on your door when you return.  

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle 

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 4, 2017, at 11:03 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

As you face the engine there is a large relay made by valeo to the left of the alternator.

Both the start and stop solenoids get their battery ground from this solenoid when it is closed.

On one side of the valeo there is a  large stud on the solenoid and should have a Very heavy black cable which connects directly to the starter battery. You can check the battery connection between this cable and the red battery cable on the starter motor with a voltmeter.

 

The other large stud should have a heavy gauge black wire that along its length around the back of the engine  and has all the negative connections for everything on the engine ( numerous soldered connections and gooey electrical tape). It ends at the negative pole on the Yanmar small alternator.

 

Try depressing the black button down on the valeo and while holding the button down have someone else  try starting the engine and stopping the engine.

I think that will solve the problem. Just make sure the valeo solenoid engages when you try to start or stop. If it does and the engine still does not start / stop  then the solenoid should be taken apart and have the contacts cleaned. If the solenoid does not try to engage- you will feel this through the body of the solenoid. You then have a break in the wiring to the solenoid. If you feel it try to engage with the start button and not with the start key then it is the start key and a bad solenoid and vice versa.

 

Further electrical info. From the valeo solenoid under heat shrink tubing there are diodes to prevent the engine starting and stopping at the same time.

You could have a bad diode—I doubt that.

 

To the left of the valeo solenoid is another black Yanmar solenoid that is wired to the valeo and then runs to the solenoid on the starter motor. This solenoid is powered by the panel start switch (red wire)  and the negative is connected to the Valeo solenoid via the smaller black wire.. The stop solenoid in the fuel injector pump is connected to the stop button on the panel and is also connected to the valeo solenoid thus the need for the diodes.

 

I know this is complicated but the fellow who originally wired the engine is being released from the Psychiatric hospital in 2 months.

However if you can’t wait for him,

I can help you if you will be in SXM late afternoon on the 14 of this month and I will be on board for a week.

Simpson Bay Marina slip C14.

 

I am in NY and the boat is in SXM. However this wiring is burned in my brain.

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I have  starting and stopping issue with my yanmar 4-JH3-TE.  It begin with stop button failure then progressed to intermittant starter failure and now total failure of starter to engage.  Because of timing I feel they are related.

After Initially troubleshooting the connections and cleaning them I checked out the stop button with multi meter and I determined it was good but ignition switch was sending only 6 volts to button.  I assume stop solenoid needs at least 10 volts to work?  There is 12 volts coming into ignition switch.

In any event , I moved on to more pressing start issue. 
By clicking key on and off I was get it to spin.  Now all I get is clicking at the small green relay attached on starboard side of motor.  ( I seem to have three solenoid or relays/. One on the starter, one attached to motor and another relay or solenoid attached to motor which gives me the click.  
After bad connection my first thought was faulty relay or solenoid now thinking maybe ignition switch corroded and not providing  voltage to starter solenoid or stop switch. 

I would appreciate amy and all suggestions 

Thanks 
Ben

Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2K 347
Currently St. Martin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Eric,
We're at anchor just past the swing bridge on the french side (barely). Close to Bobby's airport yard .  We are waiting on sail repair at St Martin Sail.  We'll  come by Simpson Bay Marina for a visit when you return.  We should be here until the  20th.  

Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On May 5, 2017, at 2:33 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Where are you located in St Marten?

Drop by in any event , I would like to meet you.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 7:24 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

Excellent detail.  Thanks Eric.  Sounds like you too have been down the Yanmar electrical trail.   Hopefully i can get this fixed soon,  but if not,  I may knock on your door when you return.  

 

Ben

Ben and Gayle 

S/V La Bella Vita

SM #347


On May 4, 2017, at 11:03 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

As you face the engine there is a large relay made by valeo to the left of the alternator.

Both the start and stop solenoids get their battery ground from this solenoid when it is closed.

On one side of the valeo there is a  large stud on the solenoid and should have a Very heavy black cable which connects directly to the starter battery. You can check the battery connection between this cable and the red battery cable on the starter motor with a voltmeter.

 

The other large stud should have a heavy gauge black wire that along its length around the back of the engine  and has all the negative connections for everything on the engine ( numerous soldered connections and gooey electrical tape). It ends at the negative pole on the Yanmar small alternator.

 

Try depressing the black button down on the valeo and while holding the button down have someone else  try starting the engine and stopping the engine.

I think that will solve the problem. Just make sure the valeo solenoid engages when you try to start or stop. If it does and the engine still does not start / stop  then the solenoid should be taken apart and have the contacts cleaned. If the solenoid does not try to engage- you will feel this through the body of the solenoid. You then have a break in the wiring to the solenoid. If you feel it try to engage with the start button and not with the start key then it is the start key and a bad solenoid and vice versa.

 

Further electrical info. From the valeo solenoid under heat shrink tubing there are diodes to prevent the engine starting and stopping at the same time.

You could have a bad diode—I doubt that.

 

To the left of the valeo solenoid is another black Yanmar solenoid that is wired to the valeo and then runs to the solenoid on the starter motor. This solenoid is powered by the panel start switch (red wire)  and the negative is connected to the Valeo solenoid via the smaller black wire.. The stop solenoid in the fuel injector pump is connected to the stop button on the panel and is also connected to the valeo solenoid thus the need for the diodes.

 

I know this is complicated but the fellow who originally wired the engine is being released from the Psychiatric hospital in 2 months.

However if you can’t wait for him,

I can help you if you will be in SXM late afternoon on the 14 of this month and I will be on board for a week.

Simpson Bay Marina slip C14.

 

I am in NY and the boat is in SXM. However this wiring is burned in my brain.

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2017 4:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Start-Stop issue

 

 

I have  starting and stopping issue with my yanmar 4-JH3-TE.  It begin with stop button failure then progressed to intermittant starter failure and now total failure of starter to engage.  Because of timing I feel they are related.

After Initially troubleshooting the connections and cleaning them I checked out the stop button with multi meter and I determined it was good but ignition switch was sending only 6 volts to button.  I assume stop solenoid needs at least 10 volts to work?  There is 12 volts coming into ignition switch.

In any event , I moved on to more pressing start issue. 
By clicking key on and off I was get it to spin.  Now all I get is clicking at the small green relay attached on starboard side of motor.  ( I seem to have three solenoid or relays/. One on the starter, one attached to motor and another relay or solenoid attached to motor which gives me the click.  
After bad connection my first thought was faulty relay or solenoid now thinking maybe ignition switch corroded and not providing  voltage to starter solenoid or stop switch. 

I would appreciate amy and all suggestions 

Thanks 
Ben

Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM2K 347
Currently St. Martin 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santorin, the mastery of water under the floors of the saloon

Craig Briggs
 

Hello Attilio and Ric,
On my SN#68 the foot pump was as on Attilio's, for fresh water. I re-purposed the hose to feed water from the water maker into the tank. 
Ric - love the hat and get many oohs and ahhhs.
Cheers,
Craig SN68 Sangaris



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

Attilio,

The foot pump under the sink in my Santorin is for seawater. We wash dishes  in seawater and rinse with fresh. Suggest you taste it.

Cheers,

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2017 2:13 PM
To: Craig Briggs
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santorin, the mastery of water under the floors of the saloon

 

 

We always found water under the floor of the saloon below the ladder and under the sink, and today I discovered the mistery.
When I fill the main tank up to 800 liters, the overflow is at left side of the sink, but below the sink there is a secondary hose coupled with a pedal pump useful in case of failure of the electrical pumps located in the engine room. That hose has a level about 60cm below the tank inlet, even if hanging just below the sink, so the real overflow is that, before than the one at the sink, and the overflow floods the upper bilge, I.e. The area below the floors of the saloon.
Solution: sugar plug on the emergency hose.
Hope this helps in case of my same problem
Attilio
AMEL Santorin #84 Sisila now at Olympic Marina Greece

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