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Re: [Amel] Re: 4154 Perkins - Maramu - Temperature sensors

Bernard PERIN <perin-bernard@...>
 

Hi,

Thank's a lot for your information, I was looking for a solution to get the water temperature and the oil pressure.

Yes I would like to have the wiring diagram, could you send it to me.

Best regards.

Bernard PERIN
SM 100





Message du 06/04/09 09:43
De : "seagasm"
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Objet : [Amel] Re: 4154 Perkins - Maramu - Temperature sensors

I am not sure whether you received information about this but I have been through the exercise myself after a bit of a scare the cooling intake became blocked. I decided to add analogue gauges so I could monitor the water temperature and the oil pressure. The Volvo character here steered me in the wrong direction and it was only due to some research myself I was able to work this out.
There are two water temperature sensors, one is a switch the other is a temperature sender. both have wires connected to them as part of the installation of the engine but the temperature sender is not terminated behind the dash, only the switch which is activated with the alarm when the temperature exceeds a number, by then it is probably too late. By installing a VDO temperature gauge (Perkins and Volvo use), to the blanked off wires from the sender off the engine that are behind the dash you can achieve your temperature reading.

Likewise with the oil pressure/switch on the engine, there are three wires. Two are connected to the oil pressure light, the third is blanked off. Get a VDO gauge and connect to the third wire behind the dash and bingo, we have an oil pressure reading.

I do have the wiring diagram if anyone wants it.

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn Tradewinds III SM171

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Alex Paquin" ...> wrote:

We have a Perkins 4154 engine on our 1981 Maramu. Ther seems to be two
temperature sensors at the top of the engine near the thermostat. One
is threaded right on the engine block. The second one in is on a T
connection right above it (hoses going to the fresh water heater).
Does anyone know what the finction of these are? I guess the one on
the engine block goes to the temperature gauge on the engine panel in
the cockpit and the second one is the temperature alarm actuator? The
second on has a 1/2 diameter thread. Does any one know where I can buy
this part new?

Alex Paquin
Simpatico
Amel Maramu #94

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Re: Bowthruster and main propellor seals

briantrautman@ymail.com <briant@...>
 

Hello,

We're located in Seattle, WA and preparing to head south this summer! We're hauling the boat ou next week and I had a question regarding the seals required for servicing the bow thruster.

In this thread I saw a mention of two different seals required:

one 80 x 60 x 12
one 42 x 30 x 7

I have 3 of the the 42 x 30 x 7 seal which appears to be a typical shaft&#92;oil seal.

Is the 80 x 60 x 12 seal the foam ring that the unit rests on or is this another shaft seal that I need to purchase? If it's the foam ring does anyone know of a good source to purchase spares or any ideas for making them yourself?

Regards,
Brian Trautman
SM#303 Delos


Re: [Amel] Re: 4154 Perkins - Maramu - Temperature sensors

Patrick McAneny
 

Barry, I would appreciate the wiring diagram I have been wanting to add
gauges to my boat. Thanks,Pat SM123

In a message dated 4/6/2009 3:43:35 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
seagasm@gmail.com writes:




I am not sure whether you received information about this but I have been
through the exercise myself after a bit of a scare the cooling intake became
blocked. I decided to add analogue gauges so I could monitor the water
temperature and the oil pressure. The Volvo character here steered me in the wrong
direction and it was only due to some research myself I was able to work this
out.

There are two water temperature sensors, one is a switch the other is a
temperature sender. both have wires connected to them as part of the installation
of the engine but the temperature sender is not terminated behind the dash,
only the switch which is activated with the alarm when the temperature
exceeds a number, by then it is probably too late. By installing a VDO temperature
gauge (Perkins and Volvo use), to the blanked off wires from the sender off
the engine that are behind the dash you can achieve your temperature reading.

Likewise with the oil pressure/switch on the engine, there are three wires.
Two are connected to the oil pressure light, the third is blanked off. Get a
VDO gauge and connect to the third wire behind the dash and bingo, we have an
oil pressure reading.

I do have the wiring diagram if anyone wants it.

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn Tradewinds III SM171

--- In _amelyachtowners@amelyachtowname_
(mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com) , "Alex Paquin" <alex.paquin@ale> wrote:

We have a Perkins 4154 engine on our 1981 Maramu. Ther seems to be two
temperature sensors at the top of the engine near the thermostat. One
is threaded right on the engine block. The second one in is on a T
connection right above it (hoses going to the fresh water heater).
Does anyone know what the finction of these are? I guess the one on
the engine block goes to the temperature gauge on the engine panel in
the cockpit and the second one is the temperature alarm actuator? The
second on has a 1/2 diameter thread. Does any one know where I can buy
this part new?

Alex Paquin
Simpatico
Amel Maramu #94




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Re: [Amel] Re: Which model?

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Thanks Horst

I was confused of the painted "sundeck" on the aft cabin. All other pictures I have seen it has been white.



Regards

Annsofie



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: horst.puddleduck@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Sat, 4 Apr 2009 17:03:52 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re: Which model?





It's a Maramu

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

I have posted a picture of an Amel. Could anyone plese help me with the model?

Regards
Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila








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Re: [Amel] Re: Which model?

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Thanks Eric

The painted "sundeck" made me confused.



This is one of two Amels in Sweden, we have the other one :) But soon there will be a 54 aswell.



Regards

Annsofie



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: ericmeury@yahoo.com
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 14:33:39 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re: Which model?





i don't own an amel right now but probably spend more time looking at them on the web than any other non-owner

i'm going to go with a maramu form the 80's maybe a 48ft...if its an early 80's like 81 it probably won't have a bow thruster...









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Re: 4154 Perkins - Maramu - Temperature sensors

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

I am not sure whether you received information about this but I have been through the exercise myself after a bit of a scare the cooling intake became blocked. I decided to add analogue gauges so I could monitor the water temperature and the oil pressure. The Volvo character here steered me in the wrong direction and it was only due to some research myself I was able to work this out.

There are two water temperature sensors, one is a switch the other is a temperature sender. both have wires connected to them as part of the installation of the engine but the temperature sender is not terminated behind the dash, only the switch which is activated with the alarm when the temperature exceeds a number, by then it is probably too late. By installing a VDO temperature gauge (Perkins and Volvo use), to the blanked off wires from the sender off the engine that are behind the dash you can achieve your temperature reading.

Likewise with the oil pressure/switch on the engine, there are three wires. Two are connected to the oil pressure light, the third is blanked off. Get a VDO gauge and connect to the third wire behind the dash and bingo, we have an oil pressure reading.

I do have the wiring diagram if anyone wants it.

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn Tradewinds III SM171

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Alex Paquin" <alex.paquin@...> wrote:

We have a Perkins 4154 engine on our 1981 Maramu. Ther seems to be two
temperature sensors at the top of the engine near the thermostat. One
is threaded right on the engine block. The second one in is on a T
connection right above it (hoses going to the fresh water heater).
Does anyone know what the finction of these are? I guess the one on
the engine block goes to the temperature gauge on the engine panel in
the cockpit and the second one is the temperature alarm actuator? The
second on has a 1/2 diameter thread. Does any one know where I can buy
this part new?

Alex Paquin
Simpatico
Amel Maramu #94


Iridium Sat Phone Antenna Installation

Craig Scott
 

I have an Iridium Sat Phone and want to know what kind of antenna installations have been done on Amel 54's. Are they all on the top of the mizzen? Has anyone mounted one on the dodger? All comments will be appreciated.

Craig Scott
LONE STAR
Amel 54 #101


Fw: Alternator smart charger

Iv Pepe <iv_pepe@...>
 

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To: amelyachtowners@yahoo.com
Sent: Sunday, April 5, 2009 9:57:04 AM
Subject: Alternator smart charger


Hallo Everyone,
Pls, your opinion abb. alternator smart charger Xantrex, Sterling ,Adverc,  Beter charging  or dameging
atteries?  Acc. Adverc opinion ,the ratio Altern.--Batter. is 1 to 3 ?
Thank you,
Pepe SM 223





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Re: Which model?

horst.puddleduck <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

It's a Maramu

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

I have posted a picture of an Amel. Could anyone plese help me with the model?

Regards
Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila


SAFE MODEL NUMBER?

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

As preivously posted, I can not get into my safe. If someone knows the model number of the Hartmann Tresore safe, perhaps I can get help from Hartmann Tresore. Thanks Peter Pappas SM #369 "Callisto" Gulf Calebra Costa Rica


MY SAFE WON'T OPEN

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

My Hartmann Tresore safe will not open. I do not have a key as the previous owner lost it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Peter Pappas SM #369 "Callisto". Gulf Calebra, Costa Rica


MY SAFE WON'T OPEN

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

My Hartmann Tresore safe will not open. I do not have a key as the previous owner lost it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Peter Pappas SM #369 "Callisto". Gulf Calebra, Costa Rica


Re: Shipping from Amel

rossirossix4
 

I also have had amazingly expensive shipping for parts that I was not in a hurry to receive. Maybe Joel or Ray knows the answer.

Bob
Brittany de la Mer

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "sailw32" <sailw32@...> wrote:

Everything that I have ordered from Amel has been shipped via Federal express to the USA .For a very small box that weighed only a few ounces the shipping was $80.00,that seemed a bit exspensive to me and was twice the cost of the contents.Someone a week ago wrote to have things sent "airmail" I assume to save on cost.Iam going to order a gearbox and was wondering if there is a cheaper alternative means to have things shipped from Amel ? Thanks,SM123


Re: Which model?

ericmeury <ericmeury@...>
 

i don't own an amel right now but probably spend more time looking at them on the web than any other non-owner

i'm going to go with a maramu form the 80's maybe a 48ft...if its an early 80's like 81 it probably won't have a bow thruster...


Maiden Voyage of "Kristy" SM243

karkauai
 

Just wanted to let you all know that I got Kristy from Galveston to Key West and Ft. Lauderdale without any problems. It did take almost two weeks to get off the dock though. A multitude of smallish problems were discovered after we got her in the water...head draining from the holding tank back into the bowl, VHF radio that died, anemometer failure, mizzen furling mechanism failure, too windy to install the new sails for a few days.....whew, the old plastic is just about melted down. Craig Briggs, another Amel owner who's lived aboard for 10 years was in Ft. Lauderdale while Sangaris is being readied for their next trip in the Eastern Med. He offered to come along at the last minute and was great...taught me more about Amels in 4 days to Key West than I would have figured out in a year or more on my own. Thanks, again, Craig. My two other crew got seasick on the first day out (we left on a cold front to make as much Southing as we could...confused seas in 20+ kt winds from the N.) and were pretty worthless for 2 days. Craig and I took watches every 3-4 hours while they hung over the rail. After the first 24 hours the front stalled and we sailed almost due E. in SSE winds at 10-15 kts and rode the Gulf Loop current at ~8kts over the ground almost the whole way, caught a mahi and lost all the tackle we had aboard to barracuda (I think). We arrived in Key West on St. Paddy's day and had fun watching all the revelry (spring breakers) and street performers. Left the next day without Craig and caught the Gulf Stream all the way to Ft. Lauderdale in E to SE winds at 10-15kts. Did 11.5 kts over the ground for a while! There are a few minor issues that will need attention but nothing pressing. Ray Eaton is taking care of her and looking into a few things until I get back in May...Thanks, Ray. The new sails have a great shape, the CAPN nav. program with AIS was really nice, and the satphone worked great. I'd recommend everyone look into the SPOT satellite messenger/tracker http://www.findmespot.com/ Its an affordable tracking device that works with GPS and low earth orbit satellites to keep friends and family informed of your whereabouts and will inform them and/or the appropriate emergency responce agency if you need help. Except for the midAtlantic and Pacific areas where there isn't any coverage, I think it's a great alternative to EPIRB at a better price up front.

I'm very pleased with the way Kristy performed, and how easy she is to sail from the cockpit. It was a great trip.


I want to thank all again for your help in solving my problems getting off the dock, and for your concerns about my welfare on this first trip out.

I look forward to meeting many of you in the years ahead.

Malama mai ka'i nui loa lawe, ko'u hoaloha.
Take very good care, my friends.
Kent


Which model?

ladyannila <kanalmamman@...>
 

I have posted a picture of an Amel. Could anyone plese help me with the model?

Regards
Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila


Shipping from Amel

Patrick McAneny
 

Everything that I have ordered from Amel has been shipped via Federal express to the USA .For a very small box that weighed only a few ounces the shipping was $80.00,that seemed a bit exspensive to me and was twice the cost of the contents.Someone a week ago wrote to have things sent "airmail" I assume to save on cost.Iam going to order a gearbox and was wondering if there is a cheaper alternative means to have things shipped from Amel ? Thanks,SM123


Re: [Amel] Hurth Gearbox

joseph mc donnell
 

Hi Rob
I'm into my last month here in Sarajevo and will be sitting on Khamsin, hopefully in West Cork around mid May. Looking forward to seeing you all. Thanks again for the help with the gearbox. You are always at the top of my list, when it comes to asking for help and information on amels.


See you and Molly soon. Joe


Re: [Amel] Hurth Gearbox

amelfango
 

Hi Joe,

I think Eugene now has a solution to the g'box prob. I believe Bob Knowles who has a long association with Hurth then ZF is in a position to help. I suggest that anyone looking for gearbox support contact him at +44 (0) 116 2538685. Bob is both very knowledgeable and helpful.

Rob
AMEL 54 No 120 Cléo


My 4th AMEL a 54

amelfango
 

Hi All,

It's been a while since I posted, currently we are in La Rochelle with our new 54 No 120 "Cléo" a wonderful experience. This is my 4th AMEL. First came "Ebbrezza" a Fango No 24 now in Hendaye with Claude Martin who is lovingly caring for her. Then came "Khamsin B" a Santorin Sloop No 54, these first two AMELs I shared with Dennis Woods who now has SM2000 "Il Flauto Magico". "Khamsin B" is now being enjoyed by the Dublin Garda(Police) Sailing Club. After that Molly Spearman, my wife and I enjoyed Le Capitains Kirk No 99 (He thought it was No 100) "Maï-Taï" which is currently being sold.

We are basing "Cléo" in La Rochelle. We hope to visit Ireland, which is our other home, Scotland and the North of Spain this summer. We will also spend some time in the La Rochelle region having some work done on a house. So, if any new 54 owner or any other AMEL owner wishes to get in touch please do so.

So far - DO NOT SAIL with the dishwasher filled on your 54.

Fair Sailing,

Rob & Molly