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Re: Volvo oil pressure

amelforme
 

Paul, a bit more information is needed to give you some help.

How many hours are on the engine now?

How many hours are on the oil in the crankcase now?

Did you get maintenance logs at the purchase that showed good habits regarding regular oil changes? What were the months and hour intervals if so?

Did this problem started immediately after a new oil filter and fresh engine oil were installed? Or was it several hours or days later?

Testing with a mechanical/non-electric oil pressure gauge confirmed that what you were reading from the helm mounted instrumentation was correct ?

Did oil pressure increase with higher engine RPM in a linear pattern, not increase at all or very little, or immediately increase by a great deal? This is very important  

 to know.

Does the engine burn more than a liter of oil  in 50 hours of running time?

Did the Volvo dealer immediately suggest engine removal with out any other testing?

 Did anyone suggest that you have a spectrographic engine oil analysis performed ? Do a web search on this. Not expensive and extremely telling about the engines  

internal mechanical condition.

 Slowly decreasing oil pressure is most often an indication of internal engine wear that increases/opens the tolerances/gaps between components like bearings and bearing journals.       

  I will await and respond to your answers but I would strongly suggest changing the engine oil filter and if nothing changes then obtaining a spectrographic engine oil analysis before the engine  is removed. The oil analysis will, for sure, tell you plenty about the engines’ relative health. Much the same as getting your blood work done before a visit to your medical practitioner.

 

All The best, Joel

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Dowd an

d Sharon Brown
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 2:21 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure

 

Hi all,

 

I have a Volvo D3-110i-C with low oil pressure. I’m told by the local Volvo dealer that the engine will have to be taken out in order to replace the oil pump. I’m wondering what other factor may cause low oil pressure. Any opinion on this would be most welcome.

 

A bit of history on the problem. I changed the oil and oil filter after 188 engine hours which was 3 years. I then started getting low pressure warning after reducing from 1100rpm to idle. I checked the oil level and topped up to the top of the mark. After a couple of days I started getting low pressure warning whilst running at 1100rpm (to heat water). This was confirmed when the engineer attached a pressure gauge.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

Roque
 

Teun


If I may jump in, attached are pictures of the "old" switches, the ones that must be replaced.

 

The new ones are bigger (see Bill's pic). They need a 43 mm diameter hole.  Maybe you can check the diameter of yours from below.

 

Also, Amel keeps track of the boats that have already been updated. So Bill's advice to call them is right and on the safe side.

 

The letter informing about the recall is from 2011, so maybe all A54 are eligible. By that time, the replacement set was probably Lewmar, as far as I know. But according to Maud, Amel no longer have a partnership with Lewmar. So it is Harken now.


Roque
Attika A54 # 117
Paraty- Brazil

Em qua., 29 de abr. de 2020 às 16:54, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> escreveu:

Maybe this will help:
image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 1:48 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Correction

 

Should read: “AMEL paid for the cost”.

 

Apologies

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:48:01.

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:45
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Is there a way to tell the difference between the original/recall switch and the new/replacement switch?

I understand from other A54 owners that AMEL sent the replacement switches and the owners would arrange the replacement locally (and believe also paid for the cost to reinstall).

 

I have several of these switches on board but cannot tell whether they are new/replacement or the “recall/replaced” switches which I should get off the boat. I don’t like keeping “non-functional” parts on the boat but previous owner had a different approach. For me it works or doesn’t work and if I want to “recycle/repair” I better do it promptly and not “down the road”.

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:44:24

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:26
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Paul,

 

You should ask Amel. SAV"at"amel.fr

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Does the Lewmar switch recall apply to all or is there a date?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 29 April 2020 14:23
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Download this file from the FILES section of the group's website: 

This new revision includes mainmast intermediates which were accidentally left out of the upload of 4-26-2020...also a few other minor changes. 

 

Go to page 3 for the graphic 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 6:32 AM Stefan Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:

Hi Ken!

Hope you both feeling good looked down there.

 

Here a link with a better photo and more rigging details:

 

 

All the best 

 

Stefan 

SM 373, Voyageur, Martinique 

 

 

 

Stefan Deerberg 

 

Geschäftsführer 

Deerberg GmbH 

Unternehmer/ Entrepreneur

 

Velgen 35

29582 Hanstedt 

Germany

 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

 

 

 

On 28. Apr 2020, at 22:28, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Stefan,   Do you have a better photo of the document?  It would really be nice to have if I ever have to re-rig!

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K262


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Arno Luijten
 

Yeah, Luna has the weatherfax as well. So I'm guessing there is a antenna cable between the nav-station and the mizzen mast. Although the reception of this thing seems quite sketchy. The pictures I get from it are very hard to make sense of.

REgarfds

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Volvo oil pressure

James Alton
 

Paul,

   It is a bit curious that this problem arose after your oil change.  I wonder if the viscosity of the oil that was used for the change was lower than the original oil in the engine before the change?  Maybe you bought the correct oil   the oil added was mislabeled or thinner than indicated?  Maybe try another oil change,  possibly with a different respected brand to eliminate that variable.

  Cooling issues could also cause lower oil pressure by thinning the oil,  does the engine seem to be warmer than normal?

   Oil pressure relief valves can stick freeze closed due to corrosion  if moisture gets into the oil pan, I have personal experience with that one.  I have never seen one stick open which could cause low oil pressure but maybe..  

    Did your engineer record normal oil pressure with the engine warm and the RPM up to the recommended level?  I would be more concerned about the higher rpm reading than the idle.  

Best of luck,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220



On Apr 29, 2020, at 2:20 PM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,
 
I have a Volvo D3-110i-C with low oil pressure. I’m told by the local Volvo dealer that the engine will have to be taken out in order to replace the oil pump. I’m wondering what other factor may cause low oil pressure. Any opinion on this would be most welcome.
 
A bit of history on the problem. I changed the oil and oil filter after 188 engine hours which was 3 years. I then started getting low pressure warning after reducing from 1100rpm to idle. I checked the oil level and topped up to the top of the mark. After a couple of days I started getting low pressure warning whilst running at 1100rpm (to heat water). This was confirmed when the engineer attached a pressure gauge.
 
Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
 

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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Teun,

About the switches. As far as I know the replacement was changing the original Lewmar switches with Harken switches. Easy to see as it says so on the switch. On our Amel this was done, all switches were Harken when I bought the boat.
In the meantime I've replaced all the deck switches with a completely new model from Lewmar once more because the Harken switches are having problems with water-ingress. The way the switches are made is they "sandwich" a rubber piece between a top ring and and the lower body. The rubber piece is actually the part you push on to activate the switch. However the top ring is not form-stable and becomes "wobbly". The three screws compress the rubber to the underlying switch-body. However the area between the screws after some time does not press on the rubber underneath because of the the ring loosing shape. It then allows water to enter the sailing locker. This was actually the 4th or 5th leak I repaired in the sail locker (out of 10 leaks... mostly because of failing sikaflex). See enclosed picture.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Teun BAAS
 

All clear; makes sense as AMELIT does have Weather Fax.

 

Thanks.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 29, 2020 13:10:36

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 13:03
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

 

Let me tell you what I know.

 

Amel installed insulators on the Triadic Stay so that the stay wire could be used as a Weather Fax Antenna. As far as I know, every SM and 54 had this "antenna." The coax wire terminates behind the Nav Station on an SM in a loop of extra cable and in a 54, behind the shower light fixture, unless, of course, if the first owner of the SM or 54 had Amel install a Weather Fax.

 

In my experience, the AM/FM antenna is on the main mast top on every "unchanged" SM and 54. It is a PVC VHF-like antenna, and in fact, when I installed an AIS transceiver and needed an antenna, I used the AM/FM radio antenna and substituted a rubber car antenna which I mounted behind the nav station cabinet. Of course, I had to change the connection plug to use the cable for my AIS.

 

I hope this helps.

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 2:15 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Not pretending to know anything about SSB, I was told the triatic stay is not very suitable for SSB transmissions due to its orientation.

Does anyone know where the antenna for the AM/FM radio lives?

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Teun BAAS
 

Now I think about it on AMELIT the SSB was connected to a special SSB antenna on the stern which broke off.  Getting a new antenna from AMEL was difficult/impossible & another AMEL owner and I decided to use the starboard MIZZEN backstay.

 

So the triactic was definitely not used by AMEL yard for the SSB.

 

That leaves the question if there is indeed on an A54 a triatic aerial connection at the foot of the MIZZEN where is it for?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 29, 2020 13:06:59

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Arno Luijten via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:15
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

 

Not pretending to know anything about SSB, I was told the triatic stay is not very suitable for SSB transmissions due to its orientation.

Does anyone know where the antenna for the AM/FM radio lives?

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

 

Let me tell you what I know.

Amel installed insulators on the Triadic Stay so that the stay wire could be used as a Weather Fax Antenna. As far as I know, every SM and 54 had this "antenna." The coax wire terminates behind the Nav Station on an SM in a loop of extra cable and in a 54, behind the shower light fixture, unless, of course, if the first owner of the SM or 54 had Amel install a Weather Fax.

In my experience, the AM/FM antenna is on the main mast top on every "unchanged" SM and 54. It is a PVC VHF-like antenna, and in fact, when I installed an AIS transceiver and needed an antenna, I used the AM/FM radio antenna and substituted a rubber car antenna which I mounted behind the nav station cabinet. Of course, I had to change the connection plug to use the cable for my AIS.

I hope this helps.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 2:15 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Not pretending to know anything about SSB, I was told the triatic stay is not very suitable for SSB transmissions due to its orientation.

Does anyone know where the antenna for the AM/FM radio lives?

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Maybe this will help:
image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 1:48 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Correction

 

Should read: “AMEL paid for the cost”.

 

Apologies

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:48:01.

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:45
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Is there a way to tell the difference between the original/recall switch and the new/replacement switch?

I understand from other A54 owners that AMEL sent the replacement switches and the owners would arrange the replacement locally (and believe also paid for the cost to reinstall).

 

I have several of these switches on board but cannot tell whether they are new/replacement or the “recall/replaced” switches which I should get off the boat. I don’t like keeping “non-functional” parts on the boat but previous owner had a different approach. For me it works or doesn’t work and if I want to “recycle/repair” I better do it promptly and not “down the road”.

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:44:24

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:26
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Paul,

 

You should ask Amel. SAV"at"amel.fr

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Does the Lewmar switch recall apply to all or is there a date?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 29 April 2020 14:23
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Download this file from the FILES section of the group's website: 

This new revision includes mainmast intermediates which were accidentally left out of the upload of 4-26-2020...also a few other minor changes. 

 

Go to page 3 for the graphic 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 6:32 AM Stefan Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:

Hi Ken!

Hope you both feeling good looked down there.

 

Here a link with a better photo and more rigging details:

 

 

All the best 

 

Stefan 

SM 373, Voyageur, Martinique 

 

 

 

Stefan Deerberg 

 

Geschäftsführer 

Deerberg GmbH 

Unternehmer/ Entrepreneur

 

Velgen 35

29582 Hanstedt 

Germany

 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

 

 

 

On 28. Apr 2020, at 22:28, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Stefan,   Do you have a better photo of the document?  It would really be nice to have if I ever have to re-rig!

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K262


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Volvo oil pressure

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Paul;

 

We had the same issue about a couple of years ago. For us, it ended up being a bad pressure switch. This is basically an on-off switch with a minimum set pressure in the switch. If the pressure is below this threshold, you will get a low pressure warning. To ensure this is not the problem, you can remove the pressure switch and attach an oil pressure gauge where the pressure switch was removed. Then you can confirm the actual oil pressure. As I recall, if the oil pressure remains at or above 1 bar at idle, the issue it the pressure switch.

 

If you do find this to be an issue, you have to order the oil pressure switch from Volvo France that has actually performed the ground isolation on these engines. If you order from your serial number at a Volvo dealer/supplier, like we initially did, you will receive a single wire non-isolated pressure switch.

 

On an unrelated issue, we do replace the oil and filter annually, regardless of the number of hours used during the year.

 

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, April 29, 2020 11:21 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure

 

Hi all,

 

I have a Volvo D3-110i-C with low oil pressure. I’m told by the local Volvo dealer that the engine will have to be taken out in order to replace the oil pump. I’m wondering what other factor may cause low oil pressure. Any opinion on this would be most welcome.

 

A bit of history on the problem. I changed the oil and oil filter after 188 engine hours which was 3 years. I then started getting low pressure warning after reducing from 1100rpm to idle. I checked the oil level and topped up to the top of the mark. After a couple of days I started getting low pressure warning whilst running at 1100rpm (to heat water). This was confirmed when the engineer attached a pressure gauge.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Arno Luijten
 

Not pretending to know anything about SSB, I was told the triatic stay is not very suitable for SSB transmissions due to its orientation.

Does anyone know where the antenna for the AM/FM radio lives?

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Volvo oil pressure

Arno Luijten
 

Actually the pressure regulation is not in the oilfilter. It sits at the bottom of the block in the the housing of the oil cooler as far as I can see on the drawing. This regulator may be stuck. Can't say if this can be replaced in-situ.
What kind of hours does the engine have? Oil pump failure is not very common. The pump itself has a safety valve as well to protect it against over-pressure. That could be stuck as well.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Volvo oil pressure

Matt Salatino
 

Defective pressure relief valve in the oil filter?
Too coincidental that the problem started after an oil change.
Try changing filters.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Apr 29, 2020, at 8:20 PM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I have a Volvo D3-110i-C with low oil pressure. I’m told by the local Volvo dealer that the engine will have to be taken out in order to replace the oil pump. I’m wondering what other factor may cause low oil pressure. Any opinion on this would be most welcome.

 

A bit of history on the problem. I changed the oil and oil filter after 188 engine hours which was 3 years. I then started getting low pressure warning after reducing from 1100rpm to idle. I checked the oil level and topped up to the top of the mark. After a couple of days I started getting low pressure warning whilst running at 1100rpm (to heat water). This was confirmed when the engineer attached a pressure gauge.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Teun BAAS
 

Thanks Oliver for reply.

 

So in that case can I assume that when AMEL yard delivered my boat with the ICOM IC-802 installed this antenna was OEM connected?

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:49:55

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

 

Hello,

 

Yes the antenna wire did blind end behind the master shower lamp. The Antenna was not used with the original Furuno SSB Radio. 

When I installed my ICOM IC-802 I needed to extend and route the antenna wire to the navseat.

 

That was on my boat that way build #39. 

 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 

Martinique 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 14:22 Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Hi Oliver,

 

Do I understand from below message that on the A54 the triactic antenna wire/connection dead ends behind the MC shower lamp?  So coming from AMEL Yard on delivery this is not connected at all and serves no purpose?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

Currently on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 29, 2020 11:21:34

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:11
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

 

Hello,

 

You find the mizzen cables behind the master shower lamp. 

My Mizzen to Mainmast stay antenna wire (triatic??) ended there too. So I had to route it from there to the navseat. There is a cable tube going from showerlamp to alley.

 

The mainmast wires are accesseble above the forward alley door. 

 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 

Martinique 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 09:34 Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Dear forum,

Does anyone have drawings, pictures or other information on how the cables are routed into the mizzen and main masts of a A54 and how to access the cables for the mizzen? One of the things I'm still wondering is where the antenna cable from the triatic stay is going to.
I also want to replace some of the other antenna cables as well as the cable for the (quite useless) Immarsat phone for  something more useful.

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
St. Martin


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

Teun BAAS
 

Correction

 

Should read: “AMEL paid for the cost”.

 

Apologies

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:48:01.

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 11:45
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Is there a way to tell the difference between the original/recall switch and the new/replacement switch?

I understand from other A54 owners that AMEL sent the replacement switches and the owners would arrange the replacement locally (and believe also paid for the cost to reinstall).

 

I have several of these switches on board but cannot tell whether they are new/replacement or the “recall/replaced” switches which I should get off the boat. I don’t like keeping “non-functional” parts on the boat but previous owner had a different approach. For me it works or doesn’t work and if I want to “recycle/repair” I better do it promptly and not “down the road”.

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:44:24

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:26
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Paul,

 

You should ask Amel. SAV"at"amel.fr

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Does the Lewmar switch recall apply to all or is there a date?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 29 April 2020 14:23
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Download this file from the FILES section of the group's website: 

This new revision includes mainmast intermediates which were accidentally left out of the upload of 4-26-2020...also a few other minor changes. 

 

Go to page 3 for the graphic 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 6:32 AM Stefan Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:

Hi Ken!

Hope you both feeling good looked down there.

 

Here a link with a better photo and more rigging details:

 

 

All the best 

 

Stefan 

SM 373, Voyageur, Martinique 

 

 

 

Stefan Deerberg 

 

Geschäftsführer 

Deerberg GmbH 

Unternehmer/ Entrepreneur

 

Velgen 35

29582 Hanstedt 

Germany

 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

 

 

 

On 28. Apr 2020, at 22:28, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Stefan,   Do you have a better photo of the document?  It would really be nice to have if I ever have to re-rig!

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K262


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

Yes the antenna wire did blind end behind the master shower lamp. The Antenna was not used with the original Furuno SSB Radio. 
When I installed my ICOM IC-802 I needed to extend and route the antenna wire to the navseat.

That was on my boat that way build #39. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 
Martinique 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 14:22 Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

Hi Oliver,

 

Do I understand from below message that on the A54 the triactic antenna wire/connection dead ends behind the MC shower lamp?  So coming from AMEL Yard on delivery this is not connected at all and serves no purpose?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

Currently on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 29, 2020 11:21:34

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:11
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

 

Hello,

 

You find the mizzen cables behind the master shower lamp. 

My Mizzen to Mainmast stay antenna wire (triatic??) ended there too. So I had to route it from there to the navseat. There is a cable tube going from showerlamp to alley.

 

The mainmast wires are accesseble above the forward alley door. 

 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 

Martinique 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 09:34 Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Dear forum,

Does anyone have drawings, pictures or other information on how the cables are routed into the mizzen and main masts of a A54 and how to access the cables for the mizzen? One of the things I'm still wondering is where the antenna cable from the triatic stay is going to.
I also want to replace some of the other antenna cables as well as the cable for the (quite useless) Immarsat phone for  something more useful.

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
St. Martin


Re: Sail Plan - Super Maramu

Teun BAAS
 

Is there a way to tell the difference between the original/recall switch and the new/replacement switch?

I understand from other A54 owners that AMEL sent the replacement switches and the owners would arrange the replacement locally (and believe also paid for the cost to reinstall).

 

I have several of these switches on board but cannot tell whether they are new/replacement or the “recall/replaced” switches which I should get off the boat. I don’t like keeping “non-functional” parts on the boat but previous owner had a different approach. For me it works or doesn’t work and if I want to “recycle/repair” I better do it promptly and not “down the road”.

 

Best Regards Teun

April 29, 2020 11:44:24

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:26
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Paul,

 

You should ask Amel. SAV"at"amel.fr

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Does the Lewmar switch recall apply to all or is there a date?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 29 April 2020 14:23
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sail Plan - Super Maramu

 

Download this file from the FILES section of the group's website: 

This new revision includes mainmast intermediates which were accidentally left out of the upload of 4-26-2020...also a few other minor changes. 

 

Go to page 3 for the graphic 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 6:32 AM Stefan Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:

Hi Ken!

Hope you both feeling good looked down there.

 

Here a link with a better photo and more rigging details:

 

 

All the best 

 

Stefan 

SM 373, Voyageur, Martinique 

 

 

 

Stefan Deerberg 

 

Geschäftsführer 

Deerberg GmbH 

Unternehmer/ Entrepreneur

 

Velgen 35

29582 Hanstedt 

Germany

 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

 

 

 

On 28. Apr 2020, at 22:28, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Stefan,   Do you have a better photo of the document?  It would really be nice to have if I ever have to re-rig!

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K262


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: unique Amel headstay turnbuckle

Ian Townsend
 

I talked with Roger a couple of days ago at the shop re: swageless fittings. Confirmed he has both metric and imperial sizes of Sta-Loks. 

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Fort Lauderdale, FL

On Apr 29, 2020, at 11:29 AM, amelforme <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

Hi Craig and I was just on the phone with Roger Underwood and he does indeed have the special turnbuckle but neither one of us can remember if the one for the Santorin is the same as the one for the Super Maramu which is the one he has. No worries as he has a machinist make them up locally and I recall they are about the same price as the ACMO unit. Roger is going to check on that price and get back to me.

Additionally, Nance and Underwood use metric wire and fittings, not inch stuff ,as was mentioned in the Zoom meeting recently. Since 1988 they have supplied about 100 replacement rigs to Amel boat owners. They know how to make Amel owners happy . They also know how to ‘tune them tight’ which riggers not well experienced with Amels are reluctant to do.

Roger is not my cousin, just a good friend, and all I get is the knowledge that the job will be done right, no monkey business, on schedule.

Say hello to Katherine and lets bump elbows when we are once again allowed to do so…

 

All The Best, Joel        

 

       JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 


Re: Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

Teun BAAS
 

Hi Oliver,

 

Do I understand from below message that on the A54 the triactic antenna wire/connection dead ends behind the MC shower lamp?  So coming from AMEL Yard on delivery this is not connected at all and serves no purpose?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

Currently on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

April 29, 2020 11:21:34

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 07:11
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cable feed into Main and Mizzen masts on a A54

 

Hello,

 

You find the mizzen cables behind the master shower lamp. 

My Mizzen to Mainmast stay antenna wire (triatic??) ended there too. So I had to route it from there to the navseat. There is a cable tube going from showerlamp to alley.

 

The mainmast wires are accesseble above the forward alley door. 

 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54#39 

Martinique 

 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020, 09:34 Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Dear forum,

Does anyone have drawings, pictures or other information on how the cables are routed into the mizzen and main masts of a A54 and how to access the cables for the mizzen? One of the things I'm still wondering is where the antenna cable from the triatic stay is going to.
I also want to replace some of the other antenna cables as well as the cable for the (quite useless) Immarsat phone for  something more useful.

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
St. Martin


Volvo oil pressure

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi all,

 

I have a Volvo D3-110i-C with low oil pressure. I’m told by the local Volvo dealer that the engine will have to be taken out in order to replace the oil pump. I’m wondering what other factor may cause low oil pressure. Any opinion on this would be most welcome.

 

A bit of history on the problem. I changed the oil and oil filter after 188 engine hours which was 3 years. I then started getting low pressure warning after reducing from 1100rpm to idle. I checked the oil level and topped up to the top of the mark. After a couple of days I started getting low pressure warning whilst running at 1100rpm (to heat water). This was confirmed when the engineer attached a pressure gauge.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98