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Transmission oil cooler

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

This cooler is the first one in the hose carrying all the cooling sea
water to the engine etc.and is thus the first thing to collect any
trash that gets past the main sea water filter.Note that this cooler
is small and has small bypass cooling tubes.
I had a problem with my engine and called in a mechanic who
disconnected the hose from the cooler and it was nearly totally
blocked with bits of weed.He opened the main filter which was full
with a grass type weed and cleared all of this out but in the process
found that there was no gasket at the bottom of the filter housing so
he cut out a new gasket to stop detritus from bypassing the
filter.This gasket had been missing from original delivery or
manufacture!
So far so good but there is a design fault with the filter in that
it is basically an open tube so that when removed it does not take
all the rubbish with it thus leaving some floating in the sea water
in the housing. Some of this can be removed by hand but to clear it
all it is necessary to open the sea cock to make the housing overflow
carrying the trash with it. It is then necessary to wash all the sea
water off with fresh water from the general area to avoid corrosion.
A quite different probem is the birth of new barnacles etc. If the
sea water system is left standing in the right conditions for any
period of time, for example, over winter. These will develop and
perhaps later be washed up against the cooler and will also start to
grow in the impellor housing with, if they grow and adhere
enough,will damage the impellor.
The answer to that would be to turn off the sea water cock and put a
fresh water hose in the filter housing then starting the engine to
flush out all the sea water from the entire cooling system although I
imagine that anything that grows in the hot part of the circuit would
be cooked and be flushed away in due course.

Envying those in the Caribbean, Anne & John, SM319


[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Transmission Oil Cooler and white puffy smoke or steam -

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Thanks Eric,

I bought one some time ago on your recommendation. I just have not
installed it because it operates on 12 volts. However, so does the
engine. I will install it tomorrow.

Any hints on the installation?

Regards,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite@... wrote:

You might also think of adding a high temperature alarm to the water
exhaust hose of th engine.
it goes off at 150 degrees at a temperature low enough to save the
hose and the muffler. you can see
what happens if you do not have one . there is a picture of my
melted muffler in the photo section.
the alarm costs about $90- from Borel manufacturing in the USA. it
is a one hour install.
My muffler melted along with hose damage and the engine high temp
alarm never went off.
Fair winds,
eric sm 376 Kimberlite


----- Original Message -----
From: amelliahona
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008 12:06 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Transmission Oil Cooler and white
puffy smoke or steam - overheating at high
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Great Post Bill,

This is a routine maintenance that I hadn't even thought
of doing. I will add it to the rowing list.

Gary Silver S/V Liahona Amel SM2000 #335

".....If you are in the tropics with prolific barnacles and
mussels, we
recommend a check of this transmission oil cooler every 250 hours.

We posted photos in a new folder named "Transmission Oil Cooler."





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Transmission Oil Cooler and white puffy smoke or steam - overheating at high

eric freedman
 

You might also think of adding a high temperature alarm to the water exhaust hose of th engine.
it goes off at 150 degrees at a temperature low enough to save the hose and the muffler. you can see
what happens if you do not have one . there is a picture of my melted muffler in the photo section.
the alarm costs about $90- from Borel manufacturing in the USA. it is a one hour install.
My muffler melted along with hose damage and the engine high temp alarm never went off.
Fair winds,
eric sm 376 Kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: amelliahona
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008 12:06 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Transmission Oil Cooler and white puffy smoke or steam - overheating at high
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Great Post Bill,

This is a routine maintenance that I hadn't even thought
of doing. I will add it to the rowing list.

Gary Silver S/V Liahona Amel SM2000 #335

".....If you are in the tropics with prolific barnacles and
mussels, we
recommend a check of this transmission oil cooler every 250 hours.

We posted photos in a new folder named "Transmission Oil Cooler."





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Trinidad storage at Peake´s

Sailing Vessel Bozo Cinq <bozocinq@...>
 

Ian & Judy,



Someone recommended the following for Air conditioner in Trinidad.



Coast to Coast Service, Richard Hosan, tel: 868-680-2343, email:
gokool@tstt.net.tt (I am not sure about the email address-the .net.tt does
not seem correct?-If not try other variations such as .net or .tt after
tstt)



Gary L. Wollenberg

Sailing Vessel “Bozo Cinq”

bozocinq@wollenberg.net







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Sent: Thursday, March 13, 2008 8:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Trinidad storage at Peake´s



Ian & Judy,

We left BeBe in the water at Coral Cove for 3 weeks while we traveled
Peru. We rented an A/C unit that was delivered and installed in the
saloon hatch. I worked great. Trinidad can be very humid. You
should rent an A/C unit. I am sure that Peake's can recommend a supplier.

Regards,

Bill & Judy Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
Currently in Panama awaiting transit to the Pacific

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<ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:


Hi All, We shall be leaving Pen Azen ashore at Peake´s in Trindad
for 6 months from May. Someone has suggested that we hire aircon to
avoid damp and mildew. I remember Trinidad as being a particularly
rainy place.
Has anyone left their Amel in Trinidad , ashore, for the summer and
had problems with damp?
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Buzios, Brazil
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Re: Transmission Oil Cooler and white puffy smoke or steam - overheating at high

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Great Post Bill,

This is a routine maintenance that I hadn't even thought
of doing. I will add it to the rowing list.

Gary Silver S/V Liahona Amel SM2000 #335

".....If you are in the tropics with prolific barnacles and mussels, we
recommend a check of this transmission oil cooler every 250 hours.

We posted photos in a new folder named "Transmission Oil Cooler."


Transmission Oil Cooler and white puffy smoke or steam - overheating at high RPM

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Greetings,

We were experiencing white puffy smoke or steam and overheating at
high RMP. This symptom means that it is likely that water is hitting
a hot mixing elbow in spurts rather than an even flow.

We did the obvious things we thought:
• Checked the Water Chest Strainer (it was OK)
• Replaced the Impeller (old one looked fine)
• Removed and cleaned the heat exchanger (looked OK)
• Removed and cleaned the Turbo Intercooler (looked OK)
• Replaced the thermostat (did not check the old one)

The problem continued. Then I recalled that the transmission oil
cooler is plumbed in-line with the sea water line from the Water Chest
to the sea water pump. It is relatively simple to disconnect the
rubber end boots from the cooler.

We disconnected both ends of the cooler. On the inlet side of the
cooler we found about 1/3 cup of small mussel shells and other debris
which almost completely blocked the water flow.

If you are in the tropics with prolific barnacles and mussels, we
recommend a check of this transmission oil cooler every 250 hours.

We posted photos in a new folder named "Transmission Oil Cooler."

Best,

Bill Rouse
S/V BeBe SM2 #387


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Re: Trinidad storage at Peake´s

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian & Judy,

We left BeBe in the water at Coral Cove for 3 weeks while we traveled
Peru. We rented an A/C unit that was delivered and installed in the
saloon hatch. I worked great. Trinidad can be very humid. You
should rent an A/C unit. I am sure that Peake's can recommend a supplier.

Regards,

Bill & Judy Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
Currently in Panama awaiting transit to the Pacific

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Ian & Judy Jenkins
<ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:


Hi All, We shall be leaving Pen Azen ashore at Peake´s in Trindad
for 6 months from May. Someone has suggested that we hire aircon to
avoid damp and mildew. I remember Trinidad as being a particularly
rainy place.
Has anyone left their Amel in Trinidad , ashore, for the summer and
had problems with damp?
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Buzios, Brazil
_________________________________________________________________
Share what Santa brought you
https://www.mycooluncool.com



Trinidad storage at Peake´s

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi All, We shall be leaving Pen Azen ashore at Peake´s in Trindad for 6 months from May. Someone has suggested that we hire aircon to avoid damp and mildew. I remember Trinidad as being a particularly rainy place.
Has anyone left their Amel in Trinidad , ashore, for the summer and had problems with damp?
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Buzios, Brazil
_________________________________________________________________
Share what Santa brought you
https://www.mycooluncool.com

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Super Maramu for sale

C G <camacfinancial@...>
 

Dear Ron and Heather,

Do you have any pictures available?

Kind Regards,

Caspar SM39


Ron and Heather BROWN <tradewindshull171@yahoo.com> wrote:
We have just returned from 3 year's cruising in SE Asia and have now
decided to sell our Super Maramu. She was constructed in 10/96 and has
been very well maintained by the original owners and ouselves. The
yacht is an Australian Registered Yacht. Also it is fitted with
professionally made electric S/S davits carrying the Aquapro Rib and
15hp outboard.

A full maintenance schedule since we owned the yacht is available.

For further information please email us direct at -
ronandheather@bigpond.com

Ron and Heather BROWN - SM #171






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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Running Rigging

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Casper, I bought my mainsheet and gib traveller lines from Amel. They cost more but they fit, had the eyes propally spliced in and they even give you new tightening lines,plus they look original.
John "Moon Dog" SM 248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.comFrom: camacfinancial@yahoo.comDate: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 16:36:50 +0000Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Running Rigging




Dear All,Next week the HISWA (Dutch Sailing Expo) takes place on which splendid deals can be made. As the new owner of a SM (#39) I would love to replace my running rigging. Does someone have an overview of the original running rigging configuration (all ropes; halyards, sheets, etc...) Length + thickness?ThanksCaspar






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I am lookin to purchase two nav net vx2 ten inch displays if anyone
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Re: Grounding SSB Radio

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Greetings,

I received a reply from Olivier BEAUTE. He said, "If your boat is in
the water, you can test (for connectivity between the SSB ground plate
and the zinc anodes) by measuring if there is an electric connection
between the copper plate located inside the starboard aft locker and
the rudder axis that you will see in the aft cabin."

I performed the test and found that SSB ground plate and the zinc
anodes are indeed connected.

The Amel User's Guide states on page 17: "When setting up an SSB,
disconnect ground plates of the anodes (behind the chart table). I
thought I located the wiring block behind the chart table and posted a
photo on this site. I was incorrect. The photo I posted was the
wiring block for the Amel installed Furuno 1503 SSB head unit and was
not what was referred to in the User's Guide.

I am still trying to learn what exactly the guide is referring to when
it states to "...disconnect ground plates of the anodes (behind the
chart table)."

If anyone knows please respond to this list.

I have sent another email to Mr. Beaute and will post any response I
receive.

Regards,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "svbebe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Greetings,

BeBe, a Super Maramu 2000 #387, has been experiencing what appears to
be some electrolysis on the rudder mounted ground plates. We have an
Amel installed Furuno 1503 SSB with whip antenna.

It is possible the electrolysis happened in a "hot" marina recently,
however, I noticed the following on page 17 of my user's guide, "When
setting up a SSB, disconnect ground plates of the anodes (behind the
chart table)."

I posted a photo of what I believe the owner's guide is referring to in
a new album titled "Grounding SSB Radio." It is a photo of a wiring
block located behind the Velcro-attached panel just above the chart
table. The photo shows a wiring junction block for 24 volts and has 3
yellow/green ground wires attached to the center of the block. Two of
these yellow/green ground wires are twisted together.

Can anyone tell me if this is what is referred to in the user's guide
and if these ground wires should be disconnected? Does anyone know
where these ground wires trace/lead to?

I have emailed a copy of the photo to Olivier BEAUTE including the above
questions as well. When a receive a response from him, I will advise
this group.

Regards,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe
SM2 #387



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soon to be 48 owner with a few questions.....

Dave_Benjamin
 

Hi all,

We have a 1979 Maramu 48 under contract in California and will be
doing our sea trial and survey shortly. We have owned a number of
other boats up to 39 feet but this is our first experience with an Amel.

Is there anything specific to Amel's we should be looking out for
during survey? This particular boat had a very extensive refit
recently including a new Yanmar, all new electrical system, and
electronics so those are areas we don't anticipate problems.

I'm also interested in links to any good resources to learn more about
these boats.


Acces to site and change of my e.mail adress

mcymabm@voila.fr <mcymabm@...>
 

Could you please take note of my new e.mail adress :bluemarinemartin@gmail.com
and cancel my "voila" one.
I just tried to do that directly on the internet site, and just could not find how to get in.
Thank you for your help
Regards
Yves MARTIN d'AIGUEPERSE


mcymabm@voila.fr


Amel Super Maramu for sale

Ron and Heather BROWN <tradewindshull171@...>
 

We have just returned from 3 year's cruising in SE Asia and have now
decided to sell our Super Maramu. She was constructed in 10/96 and has
been very well maintained by the original owners and ouselves. The
yacht is an Australian Registered Yacht. Also it is fitted with
professionally made electric S/S davits carrying the Aquapro Rib and
15hp outboard.

A full maintenance schedule since we owned the yacht is available.

For further information please email us direct at -
ronandheather@bigpond.com

Ron and Heather BROWN - SM #171


Re: Testing standing rigging and bent anchors

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Anne and John:

What you are describing is dye penetrant testing and is a standard type
of NDT (non-desctructive testing) for cracks in metals. For a quick
description see :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dye_penetrant_inspection

Kits for doing DPT can be purchased from many different suppliers
just by googling up fluorescent dye penetrant testing kits.

The process would be a little tedious especially at the top of the
mast, but would be easily performed with the terminals removed.
Inspection under 10 X magnification also aids in picking up very
tiny cracks.

Regards, Gary