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Quiet Flush Jabsco Head Pumps

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

Hi Tony and Heidi.
Sorry to see that you had a problem finding parts. If you had put
jabsco pump in the search box it would have come up with nine previous
messages and Jabsco head pumps would have found about 40 of them.
The search facility is very good and does not, as I thought, just rely
on message subject headings.

Happy flushing, John, SM 319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24 volt to 110 Inverter

PFM53 <pfm53@...>
 

I put a Prosine 3000 unit in our SM and it worked wonderfully. And, if 110
volt is available when connected to shore power, the charger is much better
than the original that we had.

Jerry Trimm
"PFM" SM #133

------ Original Message ------
Received: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 06:31:17 AM PST
From: "pellegrini1942" <afpellegrini@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24 volt to 110 Inverter

I am considering installing a Prosine inverter, PS1000, that converts
24 volt to 110 volt power. The portable 12 volt inverter that I use
will not charge the newer bright screen laptops or certain other
devices.
Does anyone have any experience or advise on using a 24 volt to 110
volt inverter.
Regards,
Tony Pellegrini
Voyageur SM # 373



24 volt to 110 Inverter

pellegrini1942 <afpellegrini@...>
 

I am considering installing a Prosine inverter, PS1000, that converts
24 volt to 110 volt power. The portable 12 volt inverter that I use
will not charge the newer bright screen laptops or certain other
devices.
Does anyone have any experience or advise on using a 24 volt to 110
volt inverter.
Regards,
Tony Pellegrini
Voyageur SM # 373


Jabsco Head Pumps

Ag Av8ter
 

Hello Fellow Amelers,

The salt water flushing pump for the aft head went inop. I have had
the hardest time finding spare parts. The Jabsco manual that I have
for the Quiet Flush II heads has the "old" part numbers and none of
the sorces I tried could come up with the correct parts. It was easy
to get 12VDC parts but the 24VDC was the problem.

I finally found Depco Pump Company in Clearwater, FL. They not only
new exatctly what I needed even with the old part numbers, but had
them in stock. Below is the link to their website. Happy flushing!

http://www.depcopumps.com/new_site/index.php

Tony and Heidi
WORLD CITIZEN
Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Switching from Delpi Freedom to AGM Batteries in a SM2

Ag Av8ter
 

Hey Bill and Judy,

I'm sure you already know this, but be sure your battery charger can
handle the AGM's. My new battery charger can, but the original
Nemo50 that came with the boat could not. The Dolphin that we have
now can charge the AGM's, but there is a dip switch that needs to be
changed.

Good luck and great sailing!!

Tony and Heidi
WORLD CITIZEN
(still in Puerto La Cruz)


--- In amelyachtowners@..., dlm48@... wrote:


In a message dated 06/11/2006 22:15:20 GMT Standard Time,
sailingjudy@... writes:

Has anyone successfully switched from the Delphi Freedom to AGM
batteries?

We would love to be able to replace the Freedom's, but find
ourselves
with failing almost 4 year old Freedoms in the Netherlands
Antilles.
Our choices are limited.

Best,

Judy and Bill Rouse
S/Y Security
SM2 #387



Well, not on an Amel but when i was renovating that Lagoon 42 cat
in the
USVI's we upgraded to a full set (8) of the large(st) Concorde
AGM's. BIG and
HEAVY they are it was easy peasy but expensive we even got charged
to deliver
them from the marine store at one end of the dock onto the Lagoon
floating at
the other end of the dock OUCH!!!!

regards

David




staysail

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all,
I try to improve the sail system of my SM2K n 428 with a
movable/furling staysail ( 18 mq). I have just seen some messages and
files about it, but I don't know if it works good, overall with deep
weaves and strong wind (6/7 B.). The problem is the mast without
backstay.
Getaff, french sailmaker who knows very well Amel, has a good ( and
expensive) solution and you can see the 2 photos in "Files"-Trinquette.
Do you have some experinces about it ?
Fair winds,
Gianni&Marina
s/v EUTIKIA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Switching from Delpi Freedom to AGM Batteries in a SM2

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

We changed our "wet" batteries for AGM on our Santorin in 2001 in Antigua at a very good price - they were sent down from St. Maarten. No problems with them at all and they are still giving good, on load, voltage. They have had equivalent to just under 4 1/2 years full time use. If you do go for AGM you may need to change settings on your charger (depending on which make you have.)

Robin and Maggie Cooter
s/y Belouga - Santorin 004


dlm48@... wrote:

In a message dated 06/11/2006 22:15:20 GMT Standard Time,
sailingjudy@... writes:

Has anyone successfully switched from the Delphi Freedom to AGM
batteries?

We would love to be able to replace the Freedom's, but find ourselves
with failing almost 4 year old Freedoms in the Netherlands Antilles.
Our choices are limited.

Best,

Judy and Bill Rouse
S/Y Security
SM2 #387

Well, not on an Amel but when i was renovating that Lagoon 42 cat in the
USVI's we upgraded to a full set (8) of the large(st) Concorde AGM's. BIG and
HEAVY they are it was easy peasy but expensive we even got charged to deliver
them from the marine store at one end of the dock onto the Lagoon floating at
the other end of the dock OUCH!!!!

regards

David







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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Switching from Delpi Freedom to AGM Batteries in a SM2

dlm48@...
 

In a message dated 06/11/2006 22:15:20 GMT Standard Time,
sailingjudy@... writes:

Has anyone successfully switched from the Delphi Freedom to AGM
batteries?

We would love to be able to replace the Freedom's, but find ourselves
with failing almost 4 year old Freedoms in the Netherlands Antilles.
Our choices are limited.

Best,

Judy and Bill Rouse
S/Y Security
SM2 #387



Well, not on an Amel but when i was renovating that Lagoon 42 cat in the
USVI's we upgraded to a full set (8) of the large(st) Concorde AGM's. BIG and
HEAVY they are it was easy peasy but expensive we even got charged to deliver
them from the marine store at one end of the dock onto the Lagoon floating at
the other end of the dock OUCH!!!!

regards

David


Switching from Delpi Freedom to AGM Batteries in a SM2

Judy Rouse
 

Has anyone successfully switched from the Delphi Freedom to AGM
batteries?

We would love to be able to replace the Freedom's, but find ourselves
with failing almost 4 year old Freedoms in the Netherlands Antilles.
Our choices are limited.

Best,

Judy and Bill Rouse
S/Y Security
SM2 #387


amel font

brgdebakker
 

Hi,

Does anyone know what the font is that Amel uses on its website? I
recently bought an amel kirk and want to use the amel font to renew
the name on the hull. I have sent an email to amel but got no reply.

Kind regards, Bart.
Amel Kirk 146 Folie a deux.


Quick water heaters, Magnesium anodes

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Paul,
I have just realised that you are writing about a Quick water heater
and thus the same as mine. If you put in my subject as above in this
sites search facility you should see the earlier stuff. You will find
some pics in the Bali Hai changes photo album and more info in old
messages 1126-1130 and 1764. I think I did another posting which I
cannot find which said that after changing the anode the hot water was
a bit like carbonated water until the new anode presumably expired
after a couple of months.
It is hard to see from my pics but I am pretty sure that the anode
fits or screws into a fitting next to the hot water take off pipe. If
like me you want to make sure of reconnecting correctly take some pics
to improve your chances before you disassemble things!
The makers website is www.quickitaly.com/ENG/framedownload.htm
I have not opened the heater since but hope that it is not so badly
scaled up as I have not been taking on mains water and that watermaker
product is lime scale free...hope springs eternal in the mind of a
lazy man.

Good luck, Anne and John, SM 319


change of magnesium anode on warm water maker

tonic102004 <paebersold@...>
 

Dear all

On my SM227 (Year 1998 delivery) I have a 45liter ATI Nautic boiler.
When I recently cleaned the boiler, I have seen that the magnesium
anode has gone totaly and has never been replaced! Now, I ordered a
replacement anode, but I am not sure how to fix it. It seems like the
anode is fitted on the heating element. Can I just use a cupper wire to
fix it on the heating element? Does it need to be fitted with a space
of a few millimeters between the anode and the heating element or can
it also be fitted directly on the heating element?

All kind of advise would be appreciated.

Many thanks
Paul


Re: Shaft generator

sy_windfall <sy_windfall@...>
 

The other British maker of a wind/water generator might be Duogen:
http://www.duogen.co.uk/

Eddy May

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
<annejohn@...> wrote:

Hello Jeff,
You will find details of a British wind and water generator at
www.boost-energy.com/ampair/products_product4.asp This is for a
towed propellor. The actual generator is a first class product, I
know because I had one in the wind driven form. It was mounted
initially just above the Radar on the mizzen of my awful Oyster 435
and did not work when the mizzen staysail was hoisted. It was fine
when relocated at the top of the mast but now lies on the bottom of
Newport R.I. harbour thanks to Hurricane Bob.
There is another British maker of a wind/water generator which
looked better but I cannot trace them.
Before you get too involved in fitting a shaft driven generator
check with your engine/gearbox maker that it will not wreck the
gearbox. This happened to someone we met in the Pacific and the
reason was that there was no pressurised oil supply to the gearbox
unless the engine was running. He was assured by his favourite
mechanic back in the States that there would be no problems and he
continued to let the shaft freewheel with his next gearbox !!! and
it was not even driving a generator. That showed great faith in that
mechanic or was it stupidity?

Regards, Anne and John SM319


Shaft generator

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Jeff,
You will find details of a British wind and water generator at
www.boost-energy.com/ampair/products_product4.asp This is for a
towed propellor. The actual generator is a first class product, I
know because I had one in the wind driven form. It was mounted
initially just above the Radar on the mizzen of my awful Oyster 435
and did not work when the mizzen staysail was hoisted. It was fine
when relocated at the top of the mast but now lies on the bottom of
Newport R.I. harbour thanks to Hurricane Bob.
There is another British maker of a wind/water generator which
looked better but I cannot trace them.
Before you get too involved in fitting a shaft driven generator
check with your engine/gearbox maker that it will not wreck the
gearbox. This happened to someone we met in the Pacific and the
reason was that there was no pressurised oil supply to the gearbox
unless the engine was running. He was assured by his favourite
mechanic back in the States that there would be no problems and he
continued to let the shaft freewheel with his next gearbox !!! and
it was not even driving a generator. That showed great faith in that
mechanic or was it stupidity?

Regards, Anne and John SM319


Shaft Generator

Jeff Goff
 

Hello All-

A few months ago I purchased a Wauquiez Amphitrite
and have became interested in fitting it with a shaft
generator. I cruised extensively on my previous
Wauquiez Pretorien, but that boat used a saildrive.

I understand that older Amels came fitted with a
shaft generator as a factory option. I spoke with Joel
Potter about this and he recommended that I post here
and see what info I can uncover.

I'm located in Ft. Lauderdale and if anyone local
has one I'd like to come take a look and take some
pics. If there is anyone else out there with a
technical understanding of the setup please let me
know.

Cheers,
Jeff Goff



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Re: Cooking batteries

Giovanni TESTA
 

thanks to all for the informations about health of our batteries. I
think also to by for sure the Manual !
Then about start solenoid, I had the same problem but it was
resolved by a technician with a lubricant spray after he removed the
black rubber button. It is very easy and works...for a while( you
can obviously repeat it), waiting for a spare one.
The same stuk solenoid I had inside the Lofran control box with the
chain running up without the possibility to stop it ! It is possible
to remove and open the box and detach the contact points and than
spray again.
Eric,I don't know where you are and so where to find the batteries.
Do you know if it's possible to find the Dephi maintance free
batteries in the Caribian?
all the best,
Giovanni & Marina
SM2K EUTIKIA
Venezia
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
<annejohn@...> wrote:

I recently had a problem caused by a defective solenoid which meant
that the engine could not be started. Initially I suspected that
the
12 volt starting battery had failed. I called in a mechanic who
replaced the solenoid and tested the batteries using a
sophisticated
load tester which proved that the starter battery was fine but that
one of the house batteries was dying. It was one which I had
suspected
as I had put a voltmeter on each battery after they had been on
charge
for some time in a marina. There are four pairs of 105 AH 12 volt
batteries on my boat and they are all nearly six years old. The
meter
gave a reading of 13.4/13.6 on six of the batteries but on the
other
pair the reading was about 14 volts on one and 12.2 on the other.
It
was the latter one that failed the
load tester and it was replaced by the engine battery and I fitted
a
new starter battery.
Now that I have removed the protective film from the condition
indicators on the batteries I can see that three pairs show green
and
one pair shows red. According to the key on the new battery there
are
four stages, green when new then black then red and finally white
when
the battery is dead.
The total capacity is 4 X 105AH = 420AH when the batteries are in
good
condition. The experts advice is that means that there is 105AH to
use
before it is necessary to recharge then. This means that charging
should start before the reading on the E meter shows more than 25%
discharge. Exceeding that figure will progressively speed up the
death
of the batteries. In practice this means that there is only about
15%
of the nominal capacity available for use each day as it is
uneconomical to keep the generator running when the batteries are
90%
full as the charge rate is so low.
Finally, Christmas is coming and if you do not already have it I
highly recommend Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual by
Nigel
Calder. It is expensive but worth it's weight in gold so put it on
your wish list.

Best wishes, John SM 319


Cooking batteries

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

I recently had a problem caused by a defective solenoid which meant
that the engine could not be started. Initially I suspected that the
12 volt starting battery had failed. I called in a mechanic who
replaced the solenoid and tested the batteries using a sophisticated
load tester which proved that the starter battery was fine but that
one of the house batteries was dying. It was one which I had suspected
as I had put a voltmeter on each battery after they had been on charge
for some time in a marina. There are four pairs of 105 AH 12 volt
batteries on my boat and they are all nearly six years old. The meter
gave a reading of 13.4/13.6 on six of the batteries but on the other
pair the reading was about 14 volts on one and 12.2 on the other. It
was the latter one that failed the
load tester and it was replaced by the engine battery and I fitted a
new starter battery.
Now that I have removed the protective film from the condition
indicators on the batteries I can see that three pairs show green and
one pair shows red. According to the key on the new battery there are
four stages, green when new then black then red and finally white when
the battery is dead.
The total capacity is 4 X 105AH = 420AH when the batteries are in good
condition. The experts advice is that means that there is 105AH to use
before it is necessary to recharge then. This means that charging
should start before the reading on the E meter shows more than 25%
discharge. Exceeding that figure will progressively speed up the death
of the batteries. In practice this means that there is only about 15%
of the nominal capacity available for use each day as it is
uneconomical to keep the generator running when the batteries are 90%
full as the charge rate is so low.
Finally, Christmas is coming and if you do not already have it I
highly recommend Boatowners Mechanical and Electrical Manual by Nigel
Calder. It is expensive but worth it's weight in gold so put it on
your wish list.

Best wishes, John SM 319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: cooking batteries

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

We had the same experience at the beginning of last season with gel batteries similar to Delco. TWO years old. We had switched off the battery switches and left the boat for 7 months ashore. When, on our return, I switched the shore power on to charge them the problem arose. By chance I happened to touch the wood under the pilot berth and found it hot. Hate to think what would have happened if I had left the charger on over night... We replaced the whole lot.
Despite every precaution over their use I have come to treat batteries as a renewable item every 2 years in an SM which is lived aboard for 7 months of the year and rarely sees a marina.
Happy charging. Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, about to return to Uruguay after 5 months and to check the batteries.....


From: "John McDougall" <j.c.mcdougall@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: cooking batteries
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 13:31:36 -0000

I left my boat over winter '04 in Dubrovnik marina and contracted the
boatyard to run the generator & charge the batteries every 2-4 weeks.
They clearly did not do this and they also left the battery switches
on, causing the batteries to be "dead" when I arrived in May 05.

Upon charging using shore power the result was exactly as you
describe. Sizzling heat, strong smell and water (acid) on floor of
compartment. I got by temporarily by disconnecting the two worst
batteries (7&8 from memory) and charging while motoring was OK but
problem re-occurred with shore power. All the batteries had to be
replaced and this cured the problem. The batteries (original Delphi)
were by this time 4years old & therefore towards the end of their life
anyway.

I realise you say that your batteries check out OK but the symptoms
are identical.




In amelyachtowners@..., "mgrunstein2002"
<mgrunstein2002@...> wrote:


can anyone comment on the subject. Recently, while motoring, the battery
compartment heated up and upon opening it I was confronted with steam,
sizzling with water accumulating on the floor of the compartment, the
batteries too hot to the touch and strong smell. I left it open and
after a few hours they cooled down. This did not repeat when we
continued motoring and charging and discharging were again normal.

This happened again while we were connected to shore power, again with
the compartment closed. When open and charging it was normal again. now
I sail with open compartment and so far so good.

The alternator and batteries were checked and nothing wrong was found.
My batteries are the ASM or GSM from West Marine at $200+ each.

Any ideas?







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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Cooking batteries

eric freedman
 

We just replaced all of ours. They are a standard group 31 deep cycle
battery. Delphi has been purchased by interstate batteries and were readily
available at $90- US here.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of eutikia2003
Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 8:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Cooking batteries



About standard DELPHI freedom marine(calcium) batteries I am now
wondering if to replace or not all of them.
They are in good shape but working from 1/1/2004.
The next november 2007 I think to across the Atlantic and I wish
full power on board.
Every suggestion will be appreciated,
thanks to all,
Giovanni TESTA
EUTIKIA, SM2000 # 428
--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
<annejohn@...> wrote:

I am no expert in this area but if I had the problem I would be
very
very worried. There is clearly at least one fault somewhwere in
the
electrics be it battery, alternators, regulators, battery chargers
or defective wiring with intermitent connections.
You were very lucky to have caught the problem just in time before
you had a fire on board and you got away with acid deposits, no
explosions from hydrogen release, no lung damage from sulphurous
acid fumes etc.
If it was me I would find a top class electrician and get his
diagnosis and cure. If he cannot find the cause get another expert.
You are probably aware that every year there are boats burnt out
whilst on the hard as well as in a marina as a result of mains
being
left connected to charge the batteries and when they become
defective they over heat.
On an entirely different point I recently had problems with one of
my batteries and never understood why Delphi claim that you can
see
the health of one of their batteries by looking at the little
window
which should be green in a perfect world. I thought that this was
B
S until the electrician scraped off the protective film from the
windows and all was revealed!

Be warned, Anne and John SM 319


Re: Cooking batteries

Giovanni TESTA
 

About standard DELPHI freedom marine(calcium) batteries I am now
wondering if to replace or not all of them.
They are in good shape but working from 1/1/2004.
The next november 2007 I think to across the Atlantic and I wish
full power on board.
Every suggestion will be appreciated,
thanks to all,
Giovanni TESTA
EUTIKIA, SM2000 # 428
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
<annejohn@...> wrote:

I am no expert in this area but if I had the problem I would be
very
very worried. There is clearly at least one fault somewhwere in
the
electrics be it battery, alternators, regulators, battery chargers
or defective wiring with intermitent connections.
You were very lucky to have caught the problem just in time before
you had a fire on board and you got away with acid deposits, no
explosions from hydrogen release, no lung damage from sulphurous
acid fumes etc.
If it was me I would find a top class electrician and get his
diagnosis and cure. If he cannot find the cause get another expert.
You are probably aware that every year there are boats burnt out
whilst on the hard as well as in a marina as a result of mains
being
left connected to charge the batteries and when they become
defective they over heat.
On an entirely different point I recently had problems with one of
my batteries and never understood why Delphi claim that you can
see
the health of one of their batteries by looking at the little
window
which should be green in a perfect world. I thought that this was
B
S until the electrician scraped off the protective film from the
windows and all was revealed!

Be warned, Anne and John SM 319