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Re: wiring schematic

 

The wiring and connection for the dive compressor was not installed unless the dive compressor option was purchased. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020, 4:19 AM ULRICH DANGELMEYER <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:
Hi All,

regarding Randall´s question…I´m curious too about the socket for the dive compressor.
on my 220 V panel a breaker is already installed, but obviously I can´t find the socket accordingly. Where should it be?

So far, I know about the socket for the dinghy inflator pump (nearby to the SSB antenna tuner) in the stb lazarette, but the dedicated socket for an dive compressor?
Curious too, thanks for advise very appreciated.

Best Regards and stay well!
Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ /A54#088
<>

A m 16.06.2020 um 09:24 schrieb Randall <sailingalbedo@...>:

Hello All,
I have a general question. on the wiring schematic there is a reference to the inflator plug.
Can anyone tell me what it refers to?

curious,
Randall
A54 Gibraltar.


Re: wiring schematic

ULRICH DANGELMEYER
 

Hi All,

regarding Randall´s question…I´m curious too about the socket for the dive compressor.
on my 220 V panel a breaker is already installed, but obviously I can´t find the socket accordingly. Where should it be?

So far, I know about the socket for the dinghy inflator pump (nearby to the SSB antenna tuner) in the stb lazarette, but the dedicated socket for an dive compressor?
Curious too, thanks for advise very appreciated.

Best Regards and stay well!
Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ /A54#088
<>

A m 16.06.2020 um 09:24 schrieb Randall <sailingalbedo@...>:

Hello All,
I have a general question. on the wiring schematic there is a reference to the inflator plug.
Can anyone tell me what it refers to?

curious,
Randall
A54 Gibraltar.


Microwave oven on Amel 54

ngtnewington Newington
 

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: wiring schematic

Ian Park
 

My Santorin and the SM has a socket in the stbd side Lazarette for an electric dinghy  pump. 

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


On 16 Jun 2020, at 08:24, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Hello All,
I have a general question. on the wiring schematic there is a reference to the inflator plug.
Can anyone tell me what it refers to?

curious,
Randall
A54 Gibraltar.
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Re: replacing mirrors in bathroom

Ian Park
 

Mark, 
All four mirrors in our Santorin were held in place with screw fixed mirror mounts. 
I believe they were original fixtures, although I have replaced them. 
They have never been a problem and make changing the glass quite easy. It sounds a bit tricky releasing them if they are bonded direct, especially if the bulkhead is covered with foam backed lining. 

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


On 16 Jun 2020, at 01:07, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Hi Alex,

 

I hope you are doing well. It has been some time since we had a drink together.

 

About three years ago, I replaced the bathroom mirrors on Cream Puff. I also replaced the medicine cabinet mirrors. For the cabinets, I used Plexiglas mirrors and for the walls, glass was used. If you use glass, it is best to treat it with a product such as this to make it shatterproof: https://www.purlfrost.com/safety-security-window-film-stickers/glass-safety-window-film/. This can be added at the store or by the person who sells you the glass mirror.

 

Ours were not adhered to the wall. This makes me wonder if the previous owner had replaced them prior. It was a pretty easy project. To fasten the mirrors, I used the mounts already in place. Perhaps I should have also used double sided tape.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Alexander Ramseyer
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 5:03 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] replacing mirrors in bathroom

 

The mirrors in the bathroom of my A54 back cabin don't look good anymore. Because I have some spare time due to the virus, I decided to replace them here in Trinidad. Does anyone have experience in removing the existing mirrors? They seem to be glued to the wall. The local guy who helps here suggests to put the new mirrors back with a thick tape that has glue on both sides plus 4 screws. Same here, does anyone have tips how to attach the new mirrors the best possible way?
Thanks for your advice,
Alex
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54#15


wiring schematic

Randall Walker
 

Hello All,
I have a general question. on the wiring schematic there is a reference to the inflator plug.
Can anyone tell me what it refers to?

curious,
Randall
A54 Gibraltar.


Re: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

Ian Shepherd
 

Michael,

I had a fuel starvation problem with my Yanmar, but it was in starting, not whilst it was running, though I seldom use the engine other than for leaving and arriving at the dock. It was due to air in the engine fuel filter housing. I had changed the engine fuel filter, and whilst all looked well after bleeding, the problem was traced to the O-ring at the bottom of the filter housing. Having change the O-ring and made sure that it was properly seated, I have not had a problem since. You might want to check this area also as from what I read, your mechanic had taken the engine fuel filter off.

Regards

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader -Cyprus

On 14/06/2020 05:48, Michael & Robyn wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: fixed Razor to RACOR]

Update on Fuel issue.
We ran the engine for a total of 14 hours on our passage into the Chesapeake Bay and up north to Cambridge MD.
Three hours of these were at 2100 RPM.
NO further issues.

Thank you all for your helpful suggestions.

I have no proof but the most likely explanation is that the air was introduced when the mechanic took the RACOR filters out for visual inspection and put them back in stating that they are in excellent condition and do not need to be changed.
I assume our heavy rolling had pushed the air toward the engine.

To James point I have a suspicion that our fuel vacuum gauge may have failed too.
Given how little fuel our 100hp diesels consume and with a full tank I expect not much of a vacuum unless the filters would be really clogged badly.
I consider to replace the mechanical gauge with an electronic vacuum sensor and wire it up to an instrument at the engine control panel.
I still have to investigate why the sensor on the engine fuel filter doesn't show on the engine control panel.

Reading Kent's post I will definitely change the RACOR filters and the engine fuel filter.
My question now is how do you get the air out of the RACOR filters after changing the cartridge?
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
now in Cambridge MD USA


Re: replacing mirrors in bathroom

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Alex,

 

I hope you are doing well. It has been some time since we had a drink together.

 

About three years ago, I replaced the bathroom mirrors on Cream Puff. I also replaced the medicine cabinet mirrors. For the cabinets, I used Plexiglas mirrors and for the walls, glass was used. If you use glass, it is best to treat it with a product such as this to make it shatterproof: https://www.purlfrost.com/safety-security-window-film-stickers/glass-safety-window-film/. This can be added at the store or by the person who sells you the glass mirror.

 

Ours were not adhered to the wall. This makes me wonder if the previous owner had replaced them prior. It was a pretty easy project. To fasten the mirrors, I used the mounts already in place. Perhaps I should have also used double sided tape.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Alexander Ramseyer
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 5:03 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] replacing mirrors in bathroom

 

The mirrors in the bathroom of my A54 back cabin don't look good anymore. Because I have some spare time due to the virus, I decided to replace them here in Trinidad. Does anyone have experience in removing the existing mirrors? They seem to be glued to the wall. The local guy who helps here suggests to put the new mirrors back with a thick tape that has glue on both sides plus 4 screws. Same here, does anyone have tips how to attach the new mirrors the best possible way?
Thanks for your advice,
Alex
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54#15


Re: replacing mirrors in bathroom

Matt Salatino
 

I’ve use double sided tape. Also used silicone, biput that can affect the mirror glazing.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jun 15, 2020, at 5:03 PM, Alexander Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...> wrote:

The mirrors in the bathroom of my A54 back cabin don't look good anymore. Because I have some spare time due to the virus, I decided to replace them here in Trinidad. Does anyone have experience in removing the existing mirrors? They seem to be glued to the wall. The local guy who helps here suggests to put the new mirrors back with a thick tape that has glue on both sides plus 4 screws. Same here, does anyone have tips how to attach the new mirrors the best possible way?
Thanks for your advice,
Alex
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54#15


Re: replacing mirrors in bathroom

ULRICH DANGELMEYER
 

Hello, Alexander,

The Amel mirrors become blind over time due to moisture ingress from the edges, which is the case with almost all Amels, I have seen.
I like suggest the following procedure...

1. Stick tape or self-adhesive foil over the entire surface of the mirror to protect it from splinters.
2. The original mirror is fixed with double-sided adhesive tape. So take a stable thin wire and start at one corner to peel the mirror off the tape. Because it is covered with foil it can not break completely and the splinters stick to it.
3. have the new mirror made in the highest quality and moisture resistant finish (bathroom quality)
4. attach the new mirror with double-sided adhesive tape (carpet version) or alternatively with spring clips. However, these are not as stable as glued on.
5. to be on the safe side, seal all edges with silicone (colourless or black, silver ...) after the installation is complete. Before doing so, mask the surface towards the edges with tape so that there is no smearing afterwards. The silicone should only cover the lateral edges and the mirror layer behind them. After the siliconisation is finished, remove the masking immediately before the silicone forms a skin! Otherwise you can remove it right away. logo.

Hope this helps you and you get the necessary support and quality on site.

Fair winds and stay safe. hope you get on soon. We want to go to Greece.

Best regards 

Ulrich Michael
"Soleil Bleu" / A54 #088



The mirrors in the bathroom of my A54 back cabin don't look good anymore. Because I have some spare time due to the virus, I decided to replace them here in Trinidad. Does anyone have experience in removing the existing mirrors? They seem to be glued to the wall. The local guy who helps here suggests to put the new mirrors back with a thick tape that has glue on both sides plus 4 screws. Same here, does anyone have tips how to attach the new mirrors the best possible way?
Thanks for your advice,
Alex
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54#15


replacing mirrors in bathroom

Alexander Ramseyer
 

The mirrors in the bathroom of my A54 back cabin don't look good anymore. Because I have some spare time due to the virus, I decided to replace them here in Trinidad. Does anyone have experience in removing the existing mirrors? They seem to be glued to the wall. The local guy who helps here suggests to put the new mirrors back with a thick tape that has glue on both sides plus 4 screws. Same here, does anyone have tips how to attach the new mirrors the best possible way?
Thanks for your advice,
Alex
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54#15


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

Stefan and Anne Deerberg
 

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

Robert Nilsen
 

We have same engine, and same problem from time to time. 
Tried to trace the wiring from panel to solenoid. Never found any fault, but works again for a year, or a month, after some wiggling of wiring, so guess its a contact-issue.

Best regards 
Robert Nilsen 


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

Philippe Chatton
 

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: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

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


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Re: Bow Thruster Siezed

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Ellen et al,

Congrats - super that you got it out. 

Your method and that in Ken's video, with the special tool he had made, both rely on just adding force (and/or shock) to pull the tube straight out (down). My experience with a few of these really stuck units is it is really helpful to add a rotational force, not just a straight downward pull.

Using a chain wrench around the motor base, with an extension pipe for added torque, let's you rotate the motor (just a bit at a time) on the lower tube. With lots of lubricant and lots of patience and going back and forth it will finally break free without the drama of slamming it up and down against wood blocks or the frustration of the tool sliding down the tube. You do it with the unit fully retracted such that when you torque the motor the rotational forces are taken up by the structure of the hull cavity and the bow thruster's bracket.

It's much like any pipe "stuck" in a socket - turn it back and forth to release it - don't just try to pull it straight out.

Another version of this I just did with good success was to just operate the bow thruster repeatedly to port and then to starboard in short bursts. (Of course, the retaining bolts were out and a hose clamp (Jubilee clip) was in place.) That torqued the motor back and forth with great force and the tube slipped out easily. (Granted, it was not "hard" stuck".)  It would likely work best in the water with the added torque resistance of the prop.

Lots of ways to skin a cat.

FWIW, Craig  


Re: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Michael,
Just follow your RACOR manual (by the way, it is a RACOR brand filter, not a RAZOR filter) and that will tell you to unscrew the "T" bolt on top of the housing, remove the top, take out the old filter, insert the new filter, top off the bowl with clean diesel fuel, and then put the top back on. Very straightforward. Of course, having opened the fuel system you will need to bleed it before running the engine, which will also bleed any residual air from the RACOR filter housing. And Bob's your Uncle.
Cheers, Craig


Re: YANMAR 4JH3-HTE Diesel Engine RPMs drop and then it quits

Michael & Robyn
 
Edited

Update on Fuel issue.
We ran the engine for a total of 14 hours on our passage into the Chesapeake Bay and up north to Cambridge MD.
Three hours of these were at 2100 RPM.
NO further issues.

Thank you all for your helpful suggestions.

I have no proof but the most likely explanation is that the air was introduced when the mechanic took the RACOR filters out for visual inspection and put them back in stating that they are in excellent condition and do not need to be changed.
I assume our heavy rolling had pushed the air toward the engine.

To James point I have a suspicion that our fuel vacuum gauge may have failed too.
Given how little fuel our 100hp diesels consume and with a full tank I expect not much of a vacuum unless the filters would be really clogged badly.
I consider to replace the mechanical gauge with an electronic vacuum sensor and wire it up to an instrument at the engine control panel.
I still have to investigate why the sensor on the engine fuel filter doesn't show on the engine control panel.

Reading Kent's post I will definitely change the RACOR filters and the engine fuel filter.
My question now is how do you get the air out of the RACOR filters after changing the cartridge?
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417
now in Cambridge MD USA


Re: Need help in Palma

Doug Smith
 

Thanks to all for their suggestions. Hoping to have this all resolved by the morning. Scheduled loading is occurring at 7:30 am. 

Thanks, Doug Smith

Amel 54-113, Aventura
Dugsmith98@...

On Jun 12, 2020, at 6:18 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Stuart Hemingway writes:

 

I just wanted to say that a very ‘go to’ person in Palma is ‘Mike Stoffel + 34 650 734 083 ’.

 

He amongst other things arranged a lift out in slings for Beam IV striped down the bow thruster and relaunched in two hours….

 

He’d fix anything ,knows Amel’s and a great captain.

 

 

Stuart

--
 
Best,
 
CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970