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Re: A54 engine anti siphon vent

amelforme
 

Over the decades with Amel, I sometimes sat in on part of the week long schooling each new Amel owner received as well as the somewhat shorter training I got on the three new ones I owned. The Amel guys always said to listen for the anti-siphon
"Clear it's throat" on start up and then 
" Mind it's manners" all the rest of the time.
A clever and catchy way to remember this important item.

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Jan 29, 2020, at 6:45 AM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Very important and astute observation. We do the same. Luckily we have little ladies who get paid for a weekly clean out of the salt water system. Also, first time I started the engine with Bill Rouse on board he reflexively pointed me to that siphon to look and listen to the stream in the starboard cockpit drain. Just yet another reason I’m so thankful we did the Amel school. 
Porter
A54-152. IBIS


On Jan 28, 2020, at 8:01 PM, Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:


Hi all,

Over the few years we have owned Garulfo, we came to notice that the anti siphon vent for the engine that exits in the starboard cockpit drain hole was a good tell tale of a restriction in the raw water line: 

when everything is clear (intake thru hull, vetus strainer, transmission heat exchanger, impeller, etc), the stream of water out of the vent line into the drain is continuous and silent,

when the flow is restricted, the initial spurting of water and exhaust gaz continues to the point of becoming annoying and I know i need to go and clean something. After clearing the line, the flow is back to normal. 


Do other A54 owners share the same experience? Do my conclusions make sense, or is it some kind of coincidence?

Any feedback welcome!

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Ua Huka, Marquesas, French Polynesia 


Re: A54 engine anti siphon vent

Porter McRoberts
 

Very important and astute observation. We do the same. Luckily we have little ladies who get paid for a weekly clean out of the salt water system. Also, first time I started the engine with Bill Rouse on board he reflexively pointed me to that siphon to look and listen to the stream in the starboard cockpit drain. Just yet another reason I’m so thankful we did the Amel school. 
Porter
A54-152. IBIS


On Jan 28, 2020, at 8:01 PM, Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:


Hi all,

Over the few years we have owned Garulfo, we came to notice that the anti siphon vent for the engine that exits in the starboard cockpit drain hole was a good tell tale of a restriction in the raw water line: 

when everything is clear (intake thru hull, vetus strainer, transmission heat exchanger, impeller, etc), the stream of water out of the vent line into the drain is continuous and silent,

when the flow is restricted, the initial spurting of water and exhaust gaz continues to the point of becoming annoying and I know i need to go and clean something. After clearing the line, the flow is back to normal. 


Do other A54 owners share the same experience? Do my conclusions make sense, or is it some kind of coincidence?

Any feedback welcome!

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Ua Huka, Marquesas, French Polynesia 


Re: A54 engine anti siphon vent

Randall
 

I have that very sound and yes it is annoying. Looking to do a flush. This is the kind of tips we Amel owners need more of. Thank you.

Randall
A-54#56

On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 2:01 AM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hi all,

Over the few years we have owned Garulfo, we came to notice that the anti siphon vent for the engine that exits in the starboard cockpit drain hole was a good tell tale of a restriction in the raw water line: 

when everything is clear (intake thru hull, vetus strainer, transmission heat exchanger, impeller, etc), the stream of water out of the vent line into the drain is continuous and silent,

when the flow is restricted, the initial spurting of water and exhaust gaz continues to the point of becoming annoying and I know i need to go and clean something. After clearing the line, the flow is back to normal. 


Do other A54 owners share the same experience? Do my conclusions make sense, or is it some kind of coincidence?

Any feedback welcome!

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Ua Huka, Marquesas, French Polynesia 


Re: Main outhaul SN

Herbert Lackner
 

We had it made buy a machine shop in Turkey, I think they used Lexan. maybe less than 50 Euro
SN120, herbert

Re: Super Maramu Main Mast Furling foil Sheered

Karen Smith
 

Here is the detailed write up, of what we did, when we had this issue a year ago. We are quite happy with it!  Amel Mainsail Foil Repair



Re: Main outhaul SN

karkauai
 

I believe that this part is made of Delrin.  I took a cracked one to a machinist, who made two of them for me.  Materials and labor came to $250US.

Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Bahamas heading South

On Jan 28, 2020 6:47 PM, Eric Meury <ericmeury@...> wrote:
I'm working on the same thing.  Not a full crack like this but it is there.  I think amel still has this part

Re: Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group #donation-request

 

Yes, I think I remember it going through. Thanks!

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 7:36 PM Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...> wrote:
Well Bill, I missed your note above, but I think my donation went through.
Happy to support.- 3 years is not a bad thing.
Jamie Wendell
Phantom A54

Re: Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group #donation-request

Jamie Wendell
 

Well Bill, I missed your note above, but I think my donation went through.
Happy to support.- 3 years is not a bad thing.
Jamie Wendell
Phantom A54

Re: A54 engine anti siphon vent

Jamie Wendell
 

I have noticed the same thing. What you are noting is really important. I listen every time I start the engine.
Jamie
A54 #44 Phantom

A54 engine anti siphon vent

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

Over the few years we have owned Garulfo, we came to notice that the anti siphon vent for the engine that exits in the starboard cockpit drain hole was a good tell tale of a restriction in the raw water line: 

when everything is clear (intake thru hull, vetus strainer, transmission heat exchanger, impeller, etc), the stream of water out of the vent line into the drain is continuous and silent,

when the flow is restricted, the initial spurting of water and exhaust gaz continues to the point of becoming annoying and I know i need to go and clean something. After clearing the line, the flow is back to normal. 


Do other A54 owners share the same experience? Do my conclusions make sense, or is it some kind of coincidence?

Any feedback welcome!

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Ua Huka, Marquesas, French Polynesia 


Re: Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

Patrick McAneny
 

Alan, Thanks for confirming that the toilet should be bonded. My boat did not come with a leak detention device ,wish it had. While eroding zincs is normal ,mine are eroding in about 1/3 the time that is normal. I now believe it is probably the result of the head not being bonded.
Thanks Again,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

Yes, you should have 3 wires to the motor +24, -24 and bonding (green/yellow)
We have a leak detection switch in the companion way.....not sure if you have that...it can tell you if you have a leak from -ve or +ve to the bonding.
When we have had a leak -ve to bonding, it has always been the head motor that has caused it....proven by disconnecting the bonding wire at the motor, the indicated leak goes away.
Zincs eroding is normal - they should be, as the least noble metal connected to the bonding circuit - if they're not, then you have an issue, as perhaps there is a break in the bonding cct and the zincs are no longer connected....rudder quadrant connection should be checked frequently to ensure that connection si good, if not, it compromises all the bonding on the boat.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Saint Maarten

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

At Island Water World, it is $650 per month.  
$1068 is 64% more than $650, not exactly (what I consider as) "slightly" more...  
but again was, probably is now again, a nice property.  



On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12:22:22 AM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


The rate for 31 days was $1067.95.


On Jan 28, 2020, at 3:44 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...> wrote:



I was there in December and Carrefour has been beautiful rebuilt, even nicer than before.  


Interesting Port de Plaisance is now only slightly more than IWW...  definitely a nicer place.  What are the monthly rates?




On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:31:14 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


Unfortunately, the Carrefour is gone.  When we staying there in May the price was only slightly more expensive than IWW.

On 1/28/2020 4:05 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io wrote:

That would have been my preferred choice (being walking distance from Carrefour), but back then it was considerably more expensive than IWW (Island Water World).  

Nice they finish repairing the pool! 



On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:02:09 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


An alternative marina that is within very easy dinghy distance to Island Water World is Yacht Club Port de Plaisance on Cole Bay, Sint Maarten.  Very quiet, not expensive, and includes unlimited free access to a lap pool and a very nice gym.  We spent one month there in May/June 2019 and really enjoyed it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Rhode Island

On 1/28/2020 3:36 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Courtney,

The island water world I am referring to is in the Dutch side of Simpson bay lagoon.

You have to enter through the bridge.

It is to your Port as you round snoopy island. The contact there is Rhona.

Please mention my name.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

 

Hi Alexandre

I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?

Thanks

Courtney

Trippin

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  

You can see how destroyed what this marina.  

Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

 

Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

 

 

Re: Saint Maarten

Mark Pitt
 

The rate for 31 days was $1067.95.


On Jan 28, 2020, at 3:44 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...> wrote:



I was there in December and Carrefour has been beautiful rebuilt, even nicer than before.  


Interesting Port de Plaisance is now only slightly more than IWW...  definitely a nicer place.  What are the monthly rates?




On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:31:14 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


Unfortunately, the Carrefour is gone.  When we staying there in May the price was only slightly more expensive than IWW.

On 1/28/2020 4:05 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io wrote:

That would have been my preferred choice (being walking distance from Carrefour), but back then it was considerably more expensive than IWW (Island Water World).  

Nice they finish repairing the pool! 



On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:02:09 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


An alternative marina that is within very easy dinghy distance to Island Water World is Yacht Club Port de Plaisance on Cole Bay, Sint Maarten.  Very quiet, not expensive, and includes unlimited free access to a lap pool and a very nice gym.  We spent one month there in May/June 2019 and really enjoyed it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Rhode Island

On 1/28/2020 3:36 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Courtney,

The island water world I am referring to is in the Dutch side of Simpson bay lagoon.

You have to enter through the bridge.

It is to your Port as you round snoopy island. The contact there is Rhona.

Please mention my name.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

 

Hi Alexandre

I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?

Thanks

Courtney

Trippin

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  

You can see how destroyed what this marina.  

Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

 

Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

 

 

Re: bonfiglioli for santorin

Jean-Pierre Massicotte
 

Hello, yes Amel drill holes to fit and also reduce the cooling fins depth.

Regards

Jp, Amel Santorin 51, Vanille

On Tue., Jan. 28, 2020, 19:46 Eric Meury, <ericmeury@...> wrote:
Did amel drill holes to mount the motor.   Here is my old one.  Looks like holes drilled by amel.  Sn. Number 86.  

Re: Main outhaul SN

Eric Meury
 

I'm working on the same thing.  Not a full crack like this but it is there.  I think amel still has this part

Re: bonfiglioli for santorin

Eric Meury
 

Did amel drill holes to mount the motor.   Here is my old one.  Looks like holes drilled by amel.  Sn. Number 86.  

Re: What is underneath

Eric Meury
 

Just air and the copper water tubes next the hull.  We opened it up to store bedding I'm vaccum bags and pasta. 

Re: Amel's suggestion to run the Volvo D3-110 (A54) daily while on passage

Dave Robards
 





Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
5. Xq

Re: Saint Maarten

Dave Robards
 





Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io" <uster@...>
Date: 1/28/20 5:05 PM (GMT-04:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

That would have been my preferred choice (being walking distance from Carrefour), but back then it was considerably more expensive than IWW (Island Water World).  

Nice they f8ih.r  7inish repairing the pool! 



On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:02:09 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


An alternative marina that is within very  5th f8dinghy distance to Island Water World is Yacht Club Port de Plaisance on Cole Bay, Sint Maarten.  Very quiet, not expensive, and includes unlimited free access to a lap pool and a very nice gym.  We spent one month there in May/June 2019 and really enjoyed it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Rhode Island

On 1/28/2020 3:36 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Courtney,

The island water world I am referring to is in the Dutch side of Simpson bay lagoon.

You have to enter through the bridge.

It is to your Port as you round snoopy island. The contact there is Rhona.

Please mention my name.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

 

Hi Alexandre

I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?

Thanks

Courtney

Trippin

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  

You can see how destroyed what this marina.  

Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

 

Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

 

 

bonfiglioli for santorin

Eric Meury
 

any one know the exact part number for the outhaul gear box.  I ordered one from drive tech as spare and when trying to put the motor on, the bolts for the motor do not align with the gearbox.  spacing is all wrong.  


this is for a santorin.