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Re: Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

You are quite correct, the front does come off to reveal a globe. I was being over cautious removing it but it does clip off. Thank you.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

On 03/08/19 09:22, Mark Erdos wrote:

Hi Barry,

 

What light in the panel are you looking to replace? Is this the freshwater pump light? If so, there is a bulb inside the housing.

 

 

I used these (yellow) to replace the lights on the panel indicating the freezers we on. They fit with a little adhesive to hold in place. If your hole is too big, consider putting an o-ring on the new light and gluing it to the panel with a dab of contact cement.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 8:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171

 

On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

 



Re: Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

Hi Mark, the Bildge RED pilot light is dead, I was going to have a couple of spares, green, red or whatever available. My fridge and freezer are the type you mentioned previously and are readily available here in AUS.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

On 03/08/19 09:22, Mark Erdos wrote:

Hi Barry,

 

What light in the panel are you looking to replace? Is this the freshwater pump light? If so, there is a bulb inside the housing.

 

 

I used these (yellow) to replace the lights on the panel indicating the freezers we on. They fit with a little adhesive to hold in place. If your hole is too big, consider putting an o-ring on the new light and gluing it to the panel with a dab of contact cement.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 8:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171

 

On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

 



Re: Pilot Lights

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Barry,

 

What light in the panel are you looking to replace? Is this the freshwater pump light? If so, there is a bulb inside the housing.

 

 

I used these (yellow) to replace the lights on the panel indicating the freezers we on. They fit with a little adhesive to hold in place. If your hole is too big, consider putting an o-ring on the new light and gluing it to the panel with a dab of contact cement.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 8:04 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171

 

On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171

 


Re: Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

Hi Mark, those are somewhat smaller, the hole in the panel is 8mm and yes, these are in the breaker panel.

Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Tradewinds III SM # 171


On 03/08/19 08:45, Mark Erdos wrote:

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171



Re: Pilot Lights

Mark Erdos
 

Is this what you are looking for? This fits into the Amel DC breaker panal.

 

https://www.bluesea.com/products/8172/LED_-_12_24V_DC_Green

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of seagasm
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 6:46 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Pilot Lights

 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171


Pilot Lights

seagasm
 

I have a 24 VDC pilot light failed and I am trying to locate where I can get the same to replace the existing one without changing the exiting type. Any ideas on the type and brand, thank you.

Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM# 171


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] rudder post packing nut size

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Hi Kent & Iris, and the Amel community in general,

Sorry I cannot comment on the shelf life of the packing material but I do have a question regarding the packing nut and stuffing box. A small leak was noticed after our passage from Panama to Nuku Hiva. Just wondering if there's anything special with tightening the nut. My plan is to fit a large wrench, give it a ~1/8th turn and tighten up the siezing wire. Is it that simple?

I know other stuffing box designs sometimes want a very slow drip to help with lubrication. Maybe that is only for propshaft stuffing boxes? Just want to make sure I understand the Amel design before doing anything. Should it be 100% leakproof and dry?

Photos attached to show what it looks like on Trilogy.

Thanks,
Mike & Hannah
SV Trilogy
Kauehi, Tuamotus



On Mon, 29 Jul 2019, 08:47 karkauai via Groups.Io, <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
We are stocking up on spare parts for our S Pacific cruise.  I am wondering about shelf life of the packing for the rudder stuffing box.  In 10 years I have only had to tighten the nut about 1/8 turn to stop a small leak.  It’s 20 years old so I want to be prepared if I need to change it.  Will this packing last indefinitely?  What if I vacuum seal it?

How much would you carry for a 5-10 year cruise?

As usual, thanks in advance for any thoughts.
Kent & Iris


Re: This should interest all members, especially Amel yacht owners

Brent Cameron
 

Bill, speaking as one of those who really, really, wants to own an Amel but doesn’t yet have one, I find those “maintenance issues” posts fascinating and one key way to learn more about the brand and the different models.  When I finally pull the trigger, I feel like I will really know where to go to get help on any problem I could face - this forum (after using your excellent school of course!).  This forum is unparalleled in the depth of the information on models, potential issues, maintenance tips and tricks, recommendations and even cruising ground advice - it is one of the key reasons I am totally sold on Amel over competing manufacturers (plus all Amel owners are just so damn smart and good looking so who wouldn’t want to be one!).  

Don’t apologize for those kinds of posts…. even though we’ve seen hundreds of posts on how to replace bow thruster seals, I read every one and learn a bit more each time so that when I finally do get my Amel, I know that I should be able to tackle just about anything with reference to those of you who have shared your hard won experience.  

For those new owners, you may wish to update your name/boat in the Amel Owner’s Registry  https://tinyurl.com/AmelRegistry by submitting the update form at: https://tinyurl.com/AmelRegistryUpdate.  We don’t post links to this outside the forum so your information should be safe there.  I have yet to hear of anyone getting spammed as a result of this and you get to decide how much, if any, information you would like to share in any case.  

Brent Cameron, Future Amel Owner and Amel Registry Moderator.

On Aug 1, 2019, 6:11 PM -0400, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>, wrote:
All owners and all non-owners interested in the Amel Brand:

In the month of July, we added 31 new members to the Amel Yacht Owners Group. 
There were 20 new members who were "Interested in buying an Amel."
There were 11 Amel owners, including several Amel 50 owners and one Amel 60 owner (he has not received his 60 yet)

Also we currently have over 1,000 members who receive each of our postings.

It must be daunting to those "Interested in Amel" to see all of the postings regarding maintenance issues. I hope they understand that when a group has this many members, there will be a substantial number of maintenance issues that we want to share. That said, I am sure that 99% of the owners consider their Amel the best and safest ocean sailing yacht available.

Please consider the fact that someone asking you a question may not own an Amel.....YET!

Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

--
Brent Cameron

Future Super Maramu 2000 Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: VP MD22L

Bernd Spanner
 

I already isolated the water heat exchanger. Still same.
getting the salt water result I checked the freeze point of the coolant versus the sea water. What was in the heat exchanger had the same freezing point as the ocean so i tried a drop. Definitely salt water 
i did pressure checkes on every single tube in the heat ex. All good! Its now back in the engine. i used a high torque on the seals and also added some sealant.
will see over the coming weeks if it’s fixed.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: This should interest all members, especially Amel yacht owners

Theo s/v Paloma
 

My wife and I are thoroughly enjoying our new Amel 50. Personally, I really appreciate the thought (Amel philosophy) that went in to designing our boat. As with anything man-made, our boat requires maintenance, which makes me even more thankful that I own an Amel.

Looking forward to enjoying life on the water and taking care of our boat for many years to come.

Theo.
s/v Paloma, Amel 50 #18


Re: Bimini detail

 

James,

You do not search for Kerpa photos.

In the past some members named photos or albums names that had nothing to do with the photos.

Two of our members accomplished the enormous task of renaming photos to match the contents of the photos. Thanks to Gary Silver and Andrew Lamb...both MDs, both SM owners, and each with amazing other abilities. Thanks again!

If you search on "Bimini" and "Cockpit" I am sure you will get what you are looking for. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Thu, Aug 1, 2019, 7:33 PM James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pardon my ignorance, but how do you search for your “Kerpa” photos?   I do not see a search option when opening the photos page.
Thank you.
-James
On Aug 1, 2019, at 7:53 AM, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

Mike
we have donned  that search Kerpa in the photo section, we have had it for three years now and still very happy with it. It was a great improvement towards the original.
Paul SY Kerpa SM 259


Re: Bimini detail

karkauai
 

Hi Mark,
No hard top on Kristy.  I’ll post pics this afternoon.
Kent
SM 243 Kristy


Re: This should interest all members, especially Amel yacht owners

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Good point! A fun Amel pick-me-up for those on here considering an Amel.... met a very cool old French sailor last week, been around the world more than once, pulled up at the dock in a stunning Boreal aluminum beauty, and ran right over and said: I NEVER want to see other people's boats! But an Amel...I always have to try! We had many beers and good times as he extolled the virtues of my own boat better than I could have :D 


Re: washing machine and dryer for Amel 54

Porter McRoberts
 

We replaced our bosch with the Beko. Outstanding machine and quite easy to replace.  it works much better than our house washing machine. The hardest part is getting the machine to the boat!-if in the US. 

Porter McRoberts 
A54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Aug 1, 2019, at 9:53 AM, Martin Bevan <Martin.bevanhome@...> wrote:

We replaced the original Bosch machine in 2017 when it started to trip the power out. The replacement was as in the previous post, a Beko. There are very few half depth machines available and Bosch no longer make one. Our original machine was held in place by two bolts attached through the back of the machine which go through a panel at the back of the machine space and are secured by two Amel style wheel nuts. These are accessed via a panel in the port side double cabin. We fitted these bolts to the new machine. 

The old and new machines just fit through the companionway doors. 

On the the subject of tumble dryers, ours got a large amount of use, especially for drying towels when at sea. The main issue that we had was with the grill at the end of the exhaust pipe blocking, solved by removing the internal grill. 

Martin Bevan
Previous owner of Caduceus A54#56


Re: Bimini detail

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

Asking me? Yes we did. Doesn’t regrett it at all. Keeps the cockpit a bit cooler (and warmer in cold climate) as it is a sandwich construction. Perfect spot for solar panels. Not really satisfied with the design, as this is the prototype that was ment to be replaced.  But it had been in place since 2010 now. Wonder when/if it will ever be re-designed 🥴

Hälsningar
Ann-Sofie Svanberg


Skickat från min iPhone

1 aug. 2019 kl. 21:22 skrev Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...>:

Did you install a hardtop?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
Sent: Thursday, August 1, 2019 2:07 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bimini detail

 

Here is the solution on Lady Annila


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Hälsningar/Regards

 

Ann-Sofie

S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998

 

 

Skickat från min iPhone


1 aug. 2019 kl. 04:35 skrev James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...>:

Kent - yes!  Please post photos.  I am also seeking a new design for replacing our bimini. 

 

Best,

James

 

On Jul 31, 2019 23:26, "karkauai via Groups.Io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Mike,
After considering a plan similar to yours, we just replaced the old cockpit enclosure with a semi-permanent fabric Bimini-like top raised a few inches above the dodger.  It’s attached to the dodger and to the forward mizzen shrouds.  It has two large windows to see sail trim, houses two large flexible solar panels, and is high enough that I can see all the way around standing up straight.  The side and aft panels make a very dry and warm cockpit. We spent two days hove-to in 35kts with gusts to 45 and the new enclosure held up great and kept us nice and dry.

It’s been a total game-changer for me, being able to stand up and see all around...even when it’s raining cats and dogs.

Craig and Katherine on Sangaris (SN) did something similar, but theirs stops a bit farther aft and allows them to step into the cockpit without bending over.

I’d be happy to send you some pics of mine (or post them) if you’d like.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
karkauai@...
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Jul 31, 2019, at 10:41 PM, Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...> wrote:

We are about to have a new Bimini made and would like to incorporate into it a zip open panel above the Helmsman’s seat so he can stand and poke his head above the Bimini for better visibility during close in maneuvering. Has anyone tried this and found a successful detail to maintain waterproofness at the zipper?
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM 240






 


Re: Bimini detail

Eamonn Washington
 

Hi

My wife complained that I was developing a stoop standing at the helm trying to see around in our SM.  Then I saw what Ian and Judy did in their SM 2000 Pen Azen, which had a single large vinyl curved window with one zip at the front.  I copied the SM2000 measurements for lengthening the 3 stainless steel canvas support bars, repositioned the lower one, then had canvas made to measure coping their design.  It is fantastic, even with it closed you can see the sails.  However our zip does leak in heavy downpours, despite a small canvas flap outside to protect the zip from UV.  

I went one step further, and had a row of velcro stitched above and below the vinyl, so I could put up sun block panels with the vinyl rolled down (3 straps to hold it together) or when the vinyl is closed.  Buy good quality vinyl, like Stratiglass 40.

--
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.


Re: Shore power contactor burnt out

Eamonn Washington
 

Hi Eric

The contactor is an automatic switch that selects either the power from the shore or the generator.  The manual switch does the same job, just manually.  I bought a Schneider Electric rotary switch rated for 32A, with an off position between the shore and generator position.  It is inside the same box in the cockpit locker, except the selector is inside the galley to port of the existing generator start switch.

My Stator was rewound for 610 euros including VAT, and was assembled (with difficulty) in the engine room.  It all works now.  I also installed the 20A bipolar trip switches in the aft lazerette that Bill suggested, and I took the opportunity to replace the full length of the shore power cable (right up to the rotary switch).

All the electrical work was done by an electrician.

Best regards
--
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.


Re: VP MD22L

Craig Briggs
 

That seems reasonable, Eric. It does seem a long shot and one I certainly haven't encountered. So if there is a leak in the water heater heat exchanger I guess it could force fresh water into the coolant when the engine is cool with no pressure.  That seemingly would have the engine be filled by the fresh water pump and likely drain into the bilge through the pressure cap overflow tube. That doesn't seem consistent with Berndt saying the engine coolant fills up when the engine is hot. The plot thickens !! ... but a good mystery.
Craig


Re: VP MD22L

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi again Bernd,

if your heat exchanger has rubber end caps it is high level probability that there is the problem. Tighten the hose clamps as a first try. I had that once on a previous boat and called the Volvo service from out on the water. He said straight up. Tighten the hose clamps. He was right. 

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 02 August 2019 at 13:23 "Craig Briggs via Groups.Io" <sangaris@...> wrote:

Hi Bernd,
Per my and others' earlier posts, most likely it is the rubber end caps on the heat exchanger or the heat exchanger itself. But thinking about it more, how do you know it is salt water and not fresh water? A taste test would be difficult with antifreeze in the mix.

The only other place I can think of for water getting into the engine's sweet water/coolant circuit would be the heat exchanger in your hot water tank. If your other checks come up with nothing, try looking there. With the radiator cap at about 15 psi - 1 bar, your fresh water pump may be about 20-30 psi - 2-ish bars and could conceivable push some fresh water into the engine cooling heat exchanger. Maybe a long shot but worth checking if nothing else is wrong.

Good luck with it,
Craig SN68 Sangaris with your same engine only with a Perkins label. You're not even close to needing a new engine!


Re: VP MD22L

eric freedman
 

On second thought. If the engine is running and a faucet is running, just before the fresh water pump goes on, Isn’t it possible to get antifreeze in the hot water tank?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Friday, August 02, 2019 12:51 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] VP MD22L

 

Craig,

That is an excellent idea. I wish I had thought of that.

Eric

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Craig Briggs via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2019 9:23 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] VP MD22L

 

Hi Bernd,
Per my and others' earlier posts, most likely it is the rubber end caps on the heat exchanger or the heat exchanger itself. But thinking about it more, how do you know it is salt water and not fresh water? A taste test would be difficult with antifreeze in the mix.

The only other place I can think of for water getting into the engine's sweet water/coolant circuit would be the heat exchanger in your hot water tank. If your other checks come up with nothing, try looking there. With the radiator cap at about 15 psi - 1 bar, your fresh water pump may be about 20-30 psi - 2-ish bars and could conceivable push some fresh water into the engine cooling heat exchanger. Maybe a long shot but worth checking if nothing else is wrong.

Good luck with it,
Craig SN68 Sangaris with your same engine only with a Perkins label. You're not even close to needing a new engine!