Date   

Rudder , zincs, bonding, and cleaning inside

eric freedman
 


Fuel gauge/strip accuracy.

jgermain@...
 

Greetings Wise Ones,


A few days ago, I ran the fuel tank down to ... safe low limit.. but I was wondering how accurate are the "remaining fuel" marks on the stick.


Anyone ever do a check?


Fair winds Brothers and Sisters :-)


Jean-Pierre Germain

Eleuthera, SM 007


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] DC ground leak

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Alexandre,

Today it's gone again, the light doesn't light up, but next time it does I will do as you suggest
Cheers

Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Illustration of the Onan Exhaust Elbow Replacement

Bill <greatketch@...>
 

Alexandre,

Great job, and helpful pictures.

I only have two comments.

 It is not a good idea to reuse lock washers, especially in a high temperature application like this.  They anneal and lose their "spring" and do not do a good job the second time around. 

You are also right to use an anti seize on the bolts, unfortunately Lanocote is not right for this application.  It will not stand up to the temperatures of a diesel exhaust manifold.  For engine work I use a product called "Never-Seez" that is rated for higher temperatures.  There are lots of others that work, most of them are a suspension of powdered copper.

With a new gasket, and clean mating surfaces I wouldn't use RTV on this unless I had previous problems with leaks.  

Bill Kinney
Harmonie, SM160
Narragansett Bay, RI, USA

On Sep 3, 2016, at 17:07, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 



Reading about Gary Silver SM#335 Liahona, Mike Gough SM 378, Mike Ondra SM#240 Aletes about their Exhaust Mixing Elbow (and Exhaust manifold) being blocked with carbon build up, I decided to purchase a spare Exhaust Mixing Elbow, several Exhaust gaskets, and change mine as preventive maintenance, having 2014 hours on the Onan generator.

For the new owners like myself who are intimidated by new maintenance they have not performed yet, I illustrated the “Exhaust Elbow Replacement” on the Onan generator.

Please do not hesitate to comment, especially if I made error, as this can only be beneficial for our group.
I can already say that re-reading Gary’s email on Feb 12, 2016, I forgot to add a thin coat of Permatex High Temperature RTV…

Here is the link: 
http://nikimat.com/onan_exhaust_elbow_replacement.html

For low bandwidth user, the document is split in 6 sections.

If bandwidth is not an issue, there is also the full version (37 pictures). 

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Illustration of the Onan Exhaust Elbow Replacement

Mark Erdos
 

Alexandre,

 

Very nice job! I find it really helpful when you document these things. It makes me add it to my “to do” list. Darn you!

 

I will also change the all hose screw clamps when doing a project like this.

 

The reason there is carbon build up in the Onan is because most people (including myself) do not run the generator hard enough. Diesel engines like to be run hard. If the genset were run at higher loads, the carbon is minimized. While charging the batteries, this is a good reason to do a load of laundry, run the AC, wash dishes, nuke something, and fill the SCUBA tanks. Perhaps not all at the same time, but keeping a load on the Onan is the general idea.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 03, 2016 5:08 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Illustration of the Onan Exhaust Elbow Replacement

 

 



Reading about Gary Silver SM#335 Liahona, Mike Gough SM 378, Mike Ondra SM#240 Aletes about their Exhaust Mixing Elbow (and Exhaust manifold) being blocked with carbon build up, I decided to purchase a spare Exhaust Mixing Elbow, several Exhaust gaskets, and change mine as preventive maintenance, having 2014 hours on the Onan generator.

For the new owners like myself who are intimidated by new maintenance they have not performed yet, I illustrated the “Exhaust Elbow Replacement” on the Onan generator.

Please do not hesitate to comment, especially if I made error, as this can only be beneficial for our group.
I can already say that re-reading Gary’s email on Feb 12, 2016, I forgot to add a thin coat of Permatex High Temperature RTV…

Here is the link: 
http://nikimat.com/onan_exhaust_elbow_replacement.html

For low bandwidth user, the document is split in 6 sections.

If bandwidth is not an issue, there is also the full version (37 pictures). 

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico


[Amel Yacht Owners] Illustration of the Onan Exhaust Elbow Replacement

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Reading about Gary Silver SM#335 Liahona, Mike Gough SM 378, Mike Ondra SM#240 Aletes about their Exhaust Mixing Elbow (and Exhaust manifold) being blocked with carbon build up, I decided to purchase a spare Exhaust Mixing Elbow, several Exhaust gaskets, and change mine as preventive maintenance, having 2014 hours on the Onan generator.

For the new owners like myself who are intimidated by new maintenance they have not performed yet, I illustrated the “Exhaust Elbow Replacement” on the Onan generator.

Please do not hesitate to comment, especially if I made error, as this can only be beneficial for our group.
I can already say that re-reading Gary’s email on Feb 12, 2016, I forgot to add a thin coat of Permatex High Temperature RTV…

Here is the link: 
http://nikimat.com/onan_exhaust_elbow_replacement.html

For low bandwidth user, the document is split in 6 sections.

If bandwidth is not an issue, there is also the full version (37 pictures). 

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Waterproof shore power cord fuse holders and water resistanct, Water resistant quick disconnects

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks very much for your precise information Franscisco,

Do you happened to remember which Scame model box it was?
M135, M190, M250, ?

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico




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On Sat, 9/3/16, svperegrinus@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Waterproof shore power cord fuse holders and water resistanct, Water resistant quick disconnects
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 4:14 AM


 









The breaker box we built in 2013 to be able to
connect to a US-style 50A 220V~ pedestal is a
"SCAME" brand, double-insulated
(square-within-a-square symbol), IP66-rated box, 8-gang.
 It's got a clear window that opens via latch action so
one can access the breaker inside.
We use inside only a 2-gang 32A
400V~ breaker, "Schneider Electric" brand, model
C60N.
This box has two
pigtails.  One connects to the 50A pedestal; on the other,
you plug in the power cable coming from the
boat.
IP66 rating
means:
First digit
(6): Dust tight — No
ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust
tight). A vacuum must be applied. Test duration of up to 8
hours based on air flow.
Second digit
(6): Powerful water jets — Water projected in
powerful jets (12.5 mm nozzle) against the enclosure from
any direction shall have no harmful effects. Test duration: 1 minute per
square meter for at least 3 minutes — Water volume: 100 litres per
minute — Pressure: 100 kPa at distance
of 3 m
In other
words, this is a weather-resistant enclosure.  If
submerged, water will get in.
Cheerio,

PeregrinusSM2K
No. 350 (2002)Under sail, Sardinia to
Ponza










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] DC ground leak

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Alan,

Th same happened to me 2 years ago. The “negative” would lite up.
http://nikimat.com/mass_circuit_electrolysis_protection.html

At the time, Ian Shepherd SM2K #414 Crusader recommended to disconnected the positive and negative wires of the macerator.
In my case this is how I found the leak.

May be you should try again disconnecting both negative and positive to see if there is a difference.
Wish I could help more.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico



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On Sat, 9/3/16, divanz620@yahoo.fr [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] DC ground leak
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 12:27 AM


 









A week ago I operated the switch in
the companion way and the Masse - lamp illuminated, but only
just. The lense is missing and if it was in place, the
illumination of the lamp is so weak, I doubt I would have
noticed it.Anyway, it went away after a
day or so, and then suddenly today it's
backSo, I have set about trying to find
where the leak between ground and 24V-ve is. I've
disconnected the negative leads on both head macerator pumps
and the anchor wash pump, no difference. I looked at the
fresh water pump, but the pressure switch switches both +ve
and -ve so it can't be that.
Anybody with more
experience with this that can give me some advice as to
where and how to look for this leak ?
ThanksCheersAlanElyse
SM437, Koumac 20 34.63S, 164
16.49E


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Waterproof shore power cord fuse holders and water resistanct, Water resistant quick disconnects

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Waterproof shore power cord fuse holders and water resistanct, Water resistant quick disconnects

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

The breaker box we built in 2013 to be able to connect to a US-style 50A 220V~ pedestal is a "SCAME" brand, double-insulated (square-within-a-square symbol), IP66-rated box, 8-gang.  It's got a clear window that opens via latch action so one can access the breaker inside.

We use inside only a 2-gang 32A 400V~ breaker, "Schneider Electric" brand, model C60N.

This box has two pigtails.  One connects to the 50A pedestal; on the other, you plug in the power cable coming from the boat.

IP66 rating means:

First digit (6): Dust tight — No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact (dust tight). A vacuum must be applied. Test duration of up to 8 hours based on air flow.

Second digit (6): Powerful water jets — Water projected in powerful jets (12.5 mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects. Test duration: 1 minute per square meter for at least 3 minutes — Water volume: 100 litres per minute — Pressure: 100 kPa at distance of 3 m

In other words, this is a weather-resistant enclosure.  If submerged, water will get in.

Cheerio,


Peregrinus
SM2K No. 350 (2002)
Under sail, Sardinia to Ponza


DC ground leak

Alan Leslie
 

A week ago I operated the switch in the companion way and the Masse - lamp illuminated, but only just. The lense is missing and if it was in place, the illumination of the lamp is so weak, I doubt I would have noticed it.

Anyway, it went away after a day or so, and then suddenly today it's back

So, I have set about trying to find where the leak between ground and 24V-ve is. I've disconnected the negative leads on both head macerator pumps and the anchor wash pump, no difference. I looked at the fresh water pump, but the pressure switch switches both +ve and -ve so it can't be that.


Anybody with more experience with this that can give me some advice as to where and how to look for this leak ?


Thanks

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437, Koumac 

20 34.63S, 164 16.49E


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternator-to-battery charger

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Enio,
In my experience the metal lug of the temperature sensor is isolated from the sensor wires, so you should have no issues with the alternator case.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse 
SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Southampton Boat Show

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian,

We have someone to accept the award for us.

Thanks,

Bill
BeBe 387

On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 4:14 AM, Ian Park parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill
We are there on 21st September. If no-one else is able to help we could assist.

Ian and Linda

Ocean Hobo  SN96



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Waterproof shore power cord fuse holders and water resistanct, Water resistant quick disconnects

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Looking also to do the same set up.

Which fuse did you find?
Personally I am a bit confused of the set-up as there are 2 hot wire.
(again: electricity is my weak point).

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Fri, 9/2/16, 'sailormon' kimberlite@optonline.net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Waterproof shore power cord fuse holders and water resistanct, Water resistant quick disconnects
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, September 2, 2016, 11:16 AM


 









I am looking to install
a series of fuses in my shore power cord near the pedestal
in my shore power cord . However I cannot find a suitable
holder. Does anyone have a solution?  Amel uses a very nice
crimp on quick connect that is shielded by clear soft
plastic.It is somewhat water
resistant.Does anyone have a
source in the USA?Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376
 









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Waterproof shore power cord fuse holders and water resistanct, Water resistant quick disconnects

eric freedman
 

I am looking to install a series of fuses in my shore power cord near the pedestal in my shore power cord . However I cannot find a suitable holder. Does anyone have a solution?

 

Amel uses a very nice crimp on quick connect that is shielded by clear soft plastic.

It is somewhat water resistant.

Does anyone have a source in the USA?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

SV Perigee
 

On Thursday, 1 September 2016, 23:58, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Best thing to do is move, if that's not possible, disconnect from shore power.  Run the generator until it's fixed.  If you disconnect and still have hull potential greater than -900mv (less negative eg -700), at least temporarily get off the dock and check it while you are away from dock and other boats.  If you just turn off the breaker, you are still connected via the ground wire.

Hope you find that article, that was good stuff.

Kent Robertson
828-234-6819 voice/text

On Sep 1, 2016, at 4:31 PM, David Vogel dbv_au@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi Kent,

Electrolytic and galvanic corrosion has been an intriguing topic of conversation between many folk on this forum, and with some considerable cost to some.  I have been an avid follower, but unfort I can say that I have not yet gotten my head fully around it all as yet - for example what should you do if you do find a neighboring boat leaking stacks of current into the water, that is going through your own boat and destroying the shaft and drive-train on the way through?  Move the boat is a clear answer, but perhaps not that viable.  Anyway, hopefully I'll understand in time.  This clear lack of knowledge and understanding has triggered no small research into Stray Current, and the electrical system in general as I realise there are some expensive traps, even for those 'in the know'.  I can't say where exactly each of these nuggets come from, but "from that great resource the internet" - I have the luxury of unlimited fast broadband at the moment - so this is the best answer at the moment --- these are some of the things that have stuck.  If I find the original resource again, then I will post with the link &/or a copy of the consolidated material.  Anything I can pay back to the community, then I am keen to do.

Cheers,

David


On Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 16:14, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
That's some great info, David.  Where did you read that?
Kent
SM243
Kristy

Kent Robertson
828-234-6819 voice/text

On Aug 31, 2016, at 5:07 AM, David Vogel dbv_au@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi all,

Reading the great advice from Kent (If it still reads -750mv, you may have a DC current leak on your boat)  reminded me of some other interesting tips I've found out recently whilst studying this topic . . .

Test the galvanic potential of the silver reference anode in both AC and DC volts - if there is any AC reading (shown by any Hz reading on a clamp-style Digital Multi-Meter - DMM), then this indicates that there could be a problem with AC current leaking into the water nearby and affecting our boat - if your own installation is up to scratch, then it could be a shore-power problem on a neighboring boat.  Better to know than not.

Another way to test for STRAY CURRENT coming on-board via the shore-power connection, is to take a DMM and to set it to DC AMPs, and then clamp your shore-power cable.  If everything is as it should be, there will be no net current flow - the AC current flow via the active wire is cancelled out via the AC current flowing via the neutral wire -  the resultant reading should be zero.  If however there is any DC current flow, this tells us that some current is 'leaking', presumably from the shore-power supply to the water, via our boat and its zincs, grounding plane, or other immersed metal bits.  To help locate the source, which may be a neighboring boat, simply clamp their shore-power cords in the same way ... non-intrusive testing like this may find the culprit.

In the same way, clamping our boat's green bonding wire at various locations with the DMM set to measure DC AMPs, can show stray current travelling via the bonding system, and may help locate the problem area.  Switching between DC and AC AMPs whilst clamping can also help identify the source.  Generally AC current (Hz on the DMM) indicates shore-power, but can also point to bad diodes in the alternator, dirty current from battery chargers, leaking AC appliances, or power cord leaks.

DC current flows point to the boat's DC system and equipment.  Do the same for any single or bundle of duplex wires - it should always read zero. If there is an current leak, then this will show up via an amp reading - searching on single circuits (pairs of wires) will help locate the source and possible problem areas.

Similarly, clamp the positive and negative leads from/to the battery bank.  These should read the same (but in a reverse sense).  If not, then it would be prudent to start to track down the difference, which is a potentially boat-destroying, or at least very expensive, current leak.

Hope this helps,

Regards,

David
(not yet an owner)







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

SV Perigee
 

Thanks Kent.

I discovered another great reference here, that ties a lot of stuff together - with a safety first imperative: http://www.rjwsurvey.com/uploads/Grounding.pdf

David


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

Best thing to do is move, if that's not possible, disconnect from shore power.  Run the generator until it's fixed.  If you disconnect and still have hull potential greater than -900mv (less negative eg -700), at least temporarily get off the dock and check it while you are away from dock and other boats.  If you just turn off the breaker, you are still connected via the ground wire.

Hope you find that article, that was good stuff.

Kent Robertson
828-234-6819 voice/text

On Sep 1, 2016, at 4:31 PM, David Vogel dbv_au@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Degraded continuity

SV Perigee
 

All,

Didn't yet find the exact elusive reference articles, but did find this (again), a primer on Electrolytic Corrosion: Electrolytic corrosion | Pangolin  [ http://www[dot]pangolin[dot]co[dot]nz/node/19 ]

 


Regards,

David


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Rigging tune on Maramu caused damage

James Alton
 

Peter,

  Now that I see the potential problem I will be checking all aspects of the mizzen mast support on Sueno and will let you know what I find.  The mizzen mast box on my boat is still fit perfectly to the aft wall of the cockpit, no movement.   The lower portion of the compression posts look like they are essentially the same as on your boat.

  How tight is the rigging on your boat?   

Best,

James

On Sep 1, 2016, at 6:18 PM, peterblokpoel@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Ok James I will check again the bottom of the box from outside and will try to remove some of the isolation on the ceiling of engine room and check there. Will let you know any results.


When you are back on board could you check if the base of the compressionposts are set on steel or wood?

Peter



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: bow thruster maintenance....

Peter Buckley <carhartt@...>
 

Hi Fred,
DO NOT CUT the tube!!! I tried to source that tube when I was on the road you are on. Very hard to get, well in Australia at least.
It took many hours to have it release. As posted before. Get a product called “YEILD”. Best product on the planet for bow thruster removal.
Good luck
Pete

PS Screaming did seem to help as well….

-- 
Peter Buckley

83 Twelfth Avenue
Raymond Island VIC 3880

Phone: 0428 427 786

Email: carhartt@...


From: "fredrolet@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Reply-To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 01 Sep 2016 13:04:51 -0700
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: bow thruster maintenance....

 

Hi Andrew


We have  the version with the 4 screws holding it to the iron flange. I've been fighting with this for a long time and it never moved a millimeter.push,pulled,torqued,heated....screamed at it too..that's why i'm at cutting the tube and sleeving it afterwards.Would you have some pics of the inside of the tube or the dismantled motor.
Thanks for your advice
Fred