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Re: Microwave oven on Amel 54

ngtnewington Newington
 

Thanks Mike,
But I am in the UK and my boat is in Greece and you are in the USA. I am sure I can find something suitable.

Nick
Amelia AML54-019
Kilada Gr

On 18 Jun 2020, at 01:45, Mike Ondra via groups.io <mdondra@...> wrote:

Hi Nick,
If it’s the same round microwave rack since 1999 we have a extra one on Aletes that we persistently need to find places to store. You are welcome to it, that is if we can remember where we stowed it last. I am not on the boat. From memory the diameter looks the same but the height on ours seems a little lower.
Mike
ALETES SM#240
Rock Hall, MD USA 
 
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Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:03 AM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Microwave oven on Amel 54
 
Thanks Randall, But no I don’t know anyone in Gib. I am sure I can find something on Amazon.
 
Kind regards
 
Nick
Amelia AML54-019 Kilada Greece.
 
 
On 16 Jun 2020, at 22:13, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:
 
Nick,
It's a long shot, but if you know somebody in Gibraltar, I would give it to you. As I have a new microwave and have no use for the rack I have.
Hope you know someone here. Let me know.
Cheers,
Randall
 
On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 10:33 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have lost the wire rack that fits inside the microwave oven on “Amelia”. I am in the UK and Amelia is in Greece. I want to order a replacement.

Does anyone know the size of this rack. It is circular and in the region of 20cm diameter? It sits on the rotating plate, and allows the oven to be used as a grill not just a microwave. 

So I want to know the diameter and the height of the legs…..anyone able to help?

Thanks

Nick

Amelia stored ashore in Kilada Greece.
AML 54-019

 



Re: air conditioning maramu

Matt Salatino
 

Glad you’re safe. Just had a friend do the same trip (Northport, NY) aboard Marie Elena,a week earlier in totally benign seas. Timing and luck are everything!

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jun 18, 2020, at 3:48 AM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,
Just pulled into Huntington NY this morning. 8 days 22 hours from St Thomas.
Kimberlite's 70,000 mile anniversary.
The Gulf Stream was a pill. 30-45 knots easterly in the stream. When we fell off wave after wave I was so happy to own an Amel.
It sure makes one heck of a sound. Nothing broken, everyone on board is well.
Keep up the good work.
Fair Winds,
Eric

On June 11, 2020 at 5:54 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Jacob,

Eric is on passage from the Caribbean to New York.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 4:18 PM Jacob Champness < jacob.champness@...> wrote:
Eric, what did you end up doing, and how did it work out?


 


Re: air conditioning maramu

eric freedman
 

I installed a Dometic unit in my aft cabin. 10k btus.
It is a very simple installation.
I have had it 2 years now.
It was almost a plug and play install.
Fair Winds,
Eric
SM 376 Kimberlite

On June 11, 2020 at 5:18 PM Jacob Champness <jacob.champness@...> wrote:

Eric, what did you end up doing, and how did it work out?

 


Re: air conditioning maramu

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,
Just pulled into Huntington NY this morning. 8 days 22 hours from St Thomas.
Kimberlite's 70,000 mile anniversary.
The Gulf Stream was a pill. 30-45 knots easterly in the stream. When we fell off wave after wave I was so happy to own an Amel.
It sure makes one heck of a sound. Nothing broken, everyone on board is well.
Keep up the good work.
Fair Winds,
Eric

On June 11, 2020 at 5:54 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Jacob,

Eric is on passage from the Caribbean to New York.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 4:18 PM Jacob Champness < jacob.champness@...> wrote:
Eric, what did you end up doing, and how did it work out?


 


Lubrication of the Mechanism That Drives The Main Sail Furling Unit

Bill Shaproski
 

There is black grease leaking from the the mechanism that you put the winch handle into to furl the main sail in or out when the gearbox and motor are disconnected.  If I disassemble the unit by removing the bolts holding it together, is it going to require some complicated reassembly.  Any help with how to grease that unit are much appreciated.  I have a 1995 Super Maramu.  

BTW, I found a brand new Bonfiglioli gearbox for the furling unit in a small town in The Netherlands.  The price was only about $125.  Furthermore it came with the shaft installed through theunit with a head piece that mates with the furler.  I planned to use the shaft from the unit being removed, but it was seized in the unit.  All other gearboxes I have found are in the $350 to $550 range.  The Netherlands company is PLC2DAY.com Tele: +31-161-416125.  They said that they had one more in stock.  It's listed as used, but it's brand new.  

Regards,
Bill Shaproski


Re: Microwave oven on Amel 54

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Nick,

If it’s the same round microwave rack since 1999 we have a extra one on Aletes that we persistently need to find places to store. You are welcome to it, that is if we can remember where we stowed it last. I am not on the boat. From memory the diameter looks the same but the height on ours seems a little lower.

Mike

ALETES SM#240

Rock Hall, MD USA

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of ngtnewington Newington via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:03 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Microwave oven on Amel 54

 

Thanks Randall, But no I don’t know anyone in Gib. I am sure I can find something on Amazon.

 

Kind regards

 

Nick

Amelia AML54-019 Kilada Greece.

 

 

On 16 Jun 2020, at 22:13, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

 

Nick,

It's a long shot, but if you know somebody in Gibraltar, I would give it to you. As I have a new microwave and have no use for the rack I have.

Hope you know someone here. Let me know.

Cheers,

Randall

 

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 10:33 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have lost the wire rack that fits inside the microwave oven on “Amelia”. I am in the UK and Amelia is in Greece. I want to order a replacement.

Does anyone know the size of this rack. It is circular and in the region of 20cm diameter? It sits on the rotating plate, and allows the oven to be used as a grill not just a microwave.

So I want to know the diameter and the height of the legs…..anyone able to help?

Thanks

Nick

Amelia stored ashore in Kilada Greece.
AML 54-019

 


Re: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE - stop button does not work

eric freedman
 

I would also take the rubber cap off of the valeo solenoid and spry some corrosion x in it . work the button a few times and spray again.
This solenoid both stops and starts the engine.
Fair Winds,
Eric
SM 376 Kimberlite

On June 15, 2020 at 8:06 AM Stefan Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:


Hi Philippe!

I had the same problem with my Yanmar. I got a lot of advices from different engine specialist in Portugal but in the end of the story it was the stop solenoid. After playing 170,-€ , I’d never got these trouble.

Good luck


Stefan
SV OYA
Sm 373, Martinique





Re: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE - stop button does not work

eric freedman
 

Doe that hapen repeatedly?
I would susppect the button.Fair Winds
Eric
SM 376 kimberlite

On June 15, 2020 at 4:16 AM Philippe Chatton <chattonp960@...> wrote:

Hi,
I ran into a problem yesterday when I tried to stop the engine by pushing the stop button on the control panel. 
I understand that the stop solenoid might be the cause of the problem.
Could it be something else or shall I start first to change this part (= fuel shut off solenoid)?
Thanks in advanced for your views.
Philippe Chatton
Chameleon SM 445


Le lun. 15 juin 2020 à 07:34, Mark & Debbie Mueller < brass.ring@...> a écrit :
To bleed the air out of the Racor after installing the new filter slowly open the Racor shut off valve allowing fuel to slowly gravity feed from the fuel tank into the filter bowl.  I let the filter sit for a few minutes to allow any air in the filter element to escape, bring the fuel level to the top of the bowl, and put the cap on filter.  I open the bleed screw at the Volvo and use the hand pump to insure that no air is in the system.  I have done this when when changing the Rcaor by itself and when changing the Racor and the filter on the Volvo,  No problems so far.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


 


Re: Volvo parts

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Alex,

 

I can certainly take the normal consumables – filters, impellors, 1 belt. Most of the other items I don’t see that I’ll need in the foreseeable future as my engine has only 1975 hours. So if you still have any of these in November when we’re back in Grenada then I’d be happy to take them.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alexander Ramseyer
Sent: 17 June 2020 15:29
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo parts

 

Hi Paul,
This is the list of Volvo parts that I still have. Let me know what you want and I spare them for you until November. You can write back to alexramseyer@.... Anyone else interested, let me know as I don't think Paul wants to have all the parts.
Best, Alex

3 Oil Filter
2 Air Filter
2 Belt
1 Tensioner
3 Timing Belt
6 Diesel Filter
2 Impeller
1 Fuel Filter Kit / Hand Pump
1 Impeller Housing Cap
1 Raw Water Pump (refurbished by Volvo dealer)
1 12 Volt Alternator (original Bosch, refurbished 2019, never used)
1 12 Volt Alternator (needs to be refurbished)
1 Gasket for Turbo
1 Starter solenoid (Valeo)
1 Instrument (Warning lamps)
1 Instrument (RPM's)
1 24 Volt Alternator, 110A, 2,5 years old, incl. original Regulator
1 12Volt Alternator, original, refurbished by Lauderdale Alternators, never used since
1 ZF Gear Box (located in Saint Martin)

I think Arno wanted the black computer box, but not 100% sure at this time. That part is also located in Saint Martin


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: FW: Replacement HP hoses for Dessalator - UPDATE

Steve Bell s/y Dusk SM378
 

Hi i just replaced mine. Did the same as  Bill's  suggestion took off old hose took it to hydraulic hose shop told them it was for my watermaker so they made one up in 30 mins  same length with stainless steel fittings 50 euro later all sorted.
Regards
Steve
s/y Dusk sm 378


Re: air conditioning maramu

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Jacob,
I do think it would be fine to "T" off the engine raw-water intake to feed the A/C, especially if you'll only be using the A/C on shore power.
If, though, you have a generator to power the A/C and plan to run it and the main engine together I suppose there could be insufficient water flow for both and you'd want a separate thru-hull for the A/C.

In my case a prior owner had already installed another thru-hull for a water maker and I just ran a "T" off that for the A/C cooling water.
He also installed a 6kw generator (with dedicated thru-hull) and we have on very rare occasions run the generator for A/C while we were motoring up the ICW in oppressive summer heat (and actually ran it all night at anchor - yikes, we're a trawler!) 

So I've got 8 thru-hulls for: 1. Main engine, 2. Generator, 3. A/C & Water maker combined and 4. Refrigeration. Plus, of course, 5 & 6. Toilet intakes and 7 & 8. Toilet discharges. 

Good luck with it,
Craig


Re: air conditioning maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Thanks Craig.

I take you were able to use the existing raw-water through-hull then?  Or did you need to add new a through-hull?

Thanks!
Jacob Champness
svlark.com
Maramu #42
Brunswick, GA


Re: air conditioning maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Hey Jer.

Did he or you end up using the air frais ducting then or add new ducting?
Thanks,
Jacob
Lark
Maramu #42
Brunswick, GA


Re: air conditioning maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Thanks Bill.


Re: Volvo parts

Alexander Ramseyer
 
Edited

Hi Paul,
This is the list of Volvo parts that I still have. Let me know what you want and I spare them for you until November. You can write back to alexramseyer@.... Anyone else interested, let me know as I don't think Paul wants to have all the parts.
Best, Alex

3 Oil Filter
2 Air Filter
1 Air Filter Housing (used)
2 Belt
1 Tensioner
3 Timing Belt
6 Diesel Filter
2 Impeller
1 Fuel Filter Kit / Hand Pump (used)
1 Fuel Filter Kit / Hand Pump (new)
1 Impeller Housing Cap
1 Raw Water Pump (refurbished by Volvo dealer)
1 Raw Water Pump (used, not refurbished)
1 Gasket for Turbo
1 Starter solenoid (Valeo)
1 Starter Motor
1 Instrument (Warning lamps)
1 Instrument (RPM gauge)
1 24 Volt Alternator, 110A, 2,5 years old, incl. original Regulator
1 12Volt Alternator, original, refurbished by Lauderdale Alternators, never used since
1 Oil cooler (used for 1 month only)
1 ZF Gear Box (located in Saint Martin)

I think Arno wanted the black computer box, but not 100% sure at this time. That part is also located in Saint Martin


Re: Volvo parts

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Paul;

 

Please let me know what you have. We may be interested in some of the spares you have left. My e-mail mshirloo at transpacific.us

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:42 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo parts

 

Hi Alex,

 

I would be interested in that. We do intend to be back probably in November.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alexander Ramseyer
Sent: 16 June 2020 21:37
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo parts

 

Paul,

I changed my engine to Beta Marine and I still have tons of Volvo parts that I could give you for a good price. Will you be back in Grenada this season?

Fair winds, Alex


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Volvo parts

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi Alex,

 

I would be interested in that. We do intend to be back probably in November.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alexander Ramseyer
Sent: 16 June 2020 21:37
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo parts

 

Paul,

I changed my engine to Beta Marine and I still have tons of Volvo parts that I could give you for a good price. Will you be back in Grenada this season?

Fair winds, Alex


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Microwave oven on Amel 54

ngtnewington Newington
 

Thanks Randall, But no I don’t know anyone in Gib. I am sure I can find something on Amazon.

Kind regards

Nick
Amelia AML54-019 Kilada Greece.


On 16 Jun 2020, at 22:13, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Nick,
It's a long shot, but if you know somebody in Gibraltar, I would give it to you. As I have a new microwave and have no use for the rack I have.
Hope you know someone here. Let me know.
Cheers,
Randall

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 10:33 AM ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have lost the wire rack that fits inside the microwave oven on “Amelia”. I am in the UK and Amelia is in Greece. I want to order a replacement.

Does anyone know the size of this rack. It is circular and in the region of 20cm diameter? It sits on the rotating plate, and allows the oven to be used as a grill not just a microwave.

So I want to know the diameter and the height of the legs…..anyone able to help?

Thanks

Nick

Amelia stored ashore in Kilada Greece.
AML 54-019




Re: FW: Replacement HP hoses for Dessalator - UPDATE

Matt Salatino
 

Should be OK if 3/8” is indeed the fitting size you need. A 3/8” fitting is larger than 3/8”. You can google NPT fitting dimensions. On previous boat, only one fitting swiveled. Both swiveling is OK, a bit easier to assemble.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jun 17, 2020, at 12:47 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I am wondering if someone who has ordered or understands HP hoses for the water maker would be kind enough to take a quick peek at this (before I push the buy button) and make sure this is correct:

 

HT-06-ASB | 3/8" HYDRAULAX TOUGH™ Hydraulic Hose Assembly

Code: HT-06-ASB

Fitting #1: SS-FJX-06-06 | (Stainless)3/8" JIC 37° Flare Female Swivel (SS-FJX-06-06)

Fitting #2: SS-FJX-06-06 | (Stainless)3/8" JIC 37° Flare Female Swivel (SS-FJX-06-06)

Overall Length: 3 feet 0 inches

 

These are about US$85 per 3’ hose assembled.

 

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With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: Mark Erdos [mailto:mcerdos@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:44 AM
To: 'AmelYachtOwners@groups.io'
Subject: Replacement HP hoses for Dessalator

 

A call out to USA owners,

 

I have a box of supplies being assembled in the USA for shipment to Tahiti. I would like to include replacement HP hoses for the Amel installed D60 Dessalator. I am unsure of the exact specs for the fittings although I have searched the forum and think it is stainless steel 3/8 inch JIC fittings on all ends. The stuff I am unsure about is if the hose has to be “food grade” and the pressure rating.

 

Does anyone have a company from whom I can order on-line or better still provide me with a part number and e-tailer?

 

I have an email out to balcen.com (the USA Dessalator dealer) – I expect they supply it but am assuming it will be expensive and other options might prove more thifty.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: replacing mirrors in bathroom

Lior Keydar
 

Dear Alex

I replaced all the 5 mirrors on my A54 two years ago.
It was a big challenge to remove the glued mirror from the bathroom at the back. I did it with a string between the mirrors and the wood wall. There is a special thin and coarse string that is special made for it. I did not get it so I use a very thin metal string that was not so coarse. It took me a few hours to remove it. 
I have ordered the same glas mirrors in size and glued it with silicon. 

Best regards
Lior A54 #18