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Re: Masse - and Masse + lights

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Derick,

the main cause (which I often see) for the macerator motor to get contaminated with water (and therefore create a contact between 24V and the ground) is that the white plastic casing is often mounted wrong, with drain holes on each side, instead of up and down.
With drain holes on each side, the water leaking from the bowl through the lip seal remains permanently in contact with the motor's casing and corrodes it, leading to a leak from 24V (+ or -) to the ground.
I will try to attach a picture of a wrong mounted macerator plastic casing.

Have a good day

Olivier

Re: Volvo D2-75 Repower

 

Ian,

Maybe you "glossed over" the timing belt advantage. Without the timing belt, there is no timing belt change required.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Wed, Feb 20, 2019 at 5:21 AM ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Hi Paul,

 We have about 30 hours on our D2-75. Its a good fit. The guy who installed it originally worked with the Brit who designed the TMD22 so he knows both engines well. The TMD was designed for road use and then marinised whereas the D2-75 was designed as a marine engine. Neater and more accessible. No lack of power compared to the TMD22. It is marginally noisier as it is not belt driven. Wonderfully clean exhaust. I expect fuel consumption to be the same.
The secret switch used to interrupt the power to the switch board but now interrupts the power to the starter. Volvo insist  that this engine does  not need galvanic isolation  but I like the belt and braces approach of the original so will resolve that--pending that, I have fitted the Autoprop with the  zinc cap that Autoprop supply.

Early days, but we are very pleased.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece

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Sent: 19 February 2019 02:01
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D2-75 Repower
 
Any SMs with a Volvo D2-75 repower care to comment on their experience?  Good?  Problems? Power adequate?  How did you handle the galvanic isolation issue?

Thanks,

Paul C.
SM238 "Maracuya"
Martinique

Re: Masse - and Masse + lights

 

T
In the circumstance you describe, the light indicates that there is a connection (resistance) between either the positive or negative and the case of the macerator pump. That "connection" is usually saltwater leaking past the seal on the pump. It is an "early warning system" that your seal is leaking and your pump will fail. A switch such as you suggest will certainly be a "see no evil" solution.🙈😀 You could accomplish the same by disconnection the yellow/green wire from the case, but, don't you really want to know when you have a seal leak.
 
Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 8:25 PM <derickgates@...> wrote:
[Edited Message Follows]

I have been diligently checking the Masse- and + lights in the companionway. Over the past 5 years when one of the lights go on (usually the Masse - ) I go and disconnect the power lines to the forward or aft head and sure enough, the leak of current to ground stops and I replace that Jabsco pump. Recently the Masse light did not go out until I had unplugged both the heads at the same time, indicating to me that both the head pumps were leaking to ground.

It occurs to me that instead of replacing the pump, I could just install a toggle switch to the offending brown or blue wire, so that I can turn the circuit on when anyone uses the head, and turn it off in the interim.  Then I could continue to use the offending pump until it dies a natural death.

Am I fooling myself or would installing that switch stop the current leakage to the Amel bonding system?

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava


Re: Volvo D2-75 Repower

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Paul,

 We have about 30 hours on our D2-75. Its a good fit. The guy who installed it originally worked with the Brit who designed the TMD22 so he knows both engines well. The TMD was designed for road use and then marinised whereas the D2-75 was designed as a marine engine. Neater and more accessible. No lack of power compared to the TMD22. It is marginally noisier as it is not belt driven. Wonderfully clean exhaust. I expect fuel consumption to be the same.
The secret switch used to interrupt the power to the switch board but now interrupts the power to the starter. Volvo insist  that this engine does  not need galvanic isolation  but I like the belt and braces approach of the original so will resolve that--pending that, I have fitted the Autoprop with the  zinc cap that Autoprop supply.

Early days, but we are very pleased.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Cooper via Groups.Io <paul.cooper74@...>
Sent: 19 February 2019 02:01
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D2-75 Repower
 
Any SMs with a Volvo D2-75 repower care to comment on their experience?  Good?  Problems? Power adequate?  How did you handle the galvanic isolation issue?

Thanks,

Paul C.
SM238 "Maracuya"
Martinique

Re: GALLEY FAUCET REPLACEMENT OLDER MARAMU

Aras Grinius
 

I think it looks great Steve.   Fortunately I’ve only had to replace the o-rings thus far.  
--
Aras Grinius
SV FIASCO
Sharki #163

Re: Rubber caps for Lofrans switches

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Miles,

 The BEP one looks even closer to the original. They have a UK distributor. I might get a couple to try.
 Thanks!

Ian


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Sent: 19 February 2019 23:30
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rubber caps for Lofrans switches
 
Hi Ian 
Does yours look like this
If so mine has a 20mm ID which is the critical dimension I think along with height 

My cover and it’s spare are now cracked so I have also been hunting for the spare and struggling. I have emailed Aquafax in the uk as they apparently supply BEP marine parts but I’m not actually 100% it’s the same piece as the specs are not clear on the BEP website. 
Looks like the vital parts covers are well worth a go!

All the best

Miles
 


On 19 Feb 2019, at 11:19, ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

Thanks!

Ian

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Sent: 19 February 2019 13:41
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rubber caps for Lofrans switches
 
Ian
Just measured mine. I believe the Lorraine’s on the Santorin is the same size albeit a 12v version. My rubber caps are 30mm across the base and 20mm high.

Ian



Re: NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Hi Paul,

In addition to the Actisense device, you can also check the Simrad AT10 for two way communication 0183 - 2000, a little less expensive (at least in Europe). I just bought it (with an additional Simnet - 2000 cable) and will install it on my next visit to our boat. This was recommended by Jose, from s/v Ipanema, and is working well for him.

Best,

Guillaume

s/v Carpathia III – SM2K #293

Re: NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

Paul,

At this point our boat is ALMOST fully switched over to NMEA2000. But like you, our  backup autopilot is an older model that only speaks NMEA0183. 

We use an Actisense NGW-1 to convert the data on the NMEA2000 bus to a format compatible with NMEA0183. It translates the data on the new bus for our computer, and our old autopilot. It has worked well for us. 

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Georgetown, Bahamas

Re: Rubber caps for Lofrans switches

smiles bernard
 

Hi Ian 
Does yours look like this
If so mine has a 20mm ID which is the critical dimension I think along with height 

My cover and it’s spare are now cracked so I have also been hunting for the spare and struggling. I have emailed Aquafax in the uk as they apparently supply BEP marine parts but I’m not actually 100% it’s the same piece as the specs are not clear on the BEP website. 
Looks like the vital parts covers are well worth a go!

All the best

Miles
 


On 19 Feb 2019, at 11:19, ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

Thanks!

Ian

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Ian <parkianj@...>
Sent: 19 February 2019 13:41
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rubber caps for Lofrans switches
 
Ian
Just measured mine. I believe the Lorraine’s on the Santorin is the same size albeit a 12v version. My rubber caps are 30mm across the base and 20mm high.

Ian



Re: NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Paul,

We have an ACP 400 with Lecombe & Schmidt hydraulic drive; we are very pleased as it is much smoother and steers the boat well through the a single P70 control.(I have a spare P70 if needed). A 3 way switch allows selection of Hyd/Elec or off.

All functions are avail through the P70 for both units.

GL.

JP Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007




On 20 Feb 2019, at 10:53, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

I have replaced all my instruments to Raymarine and also a new ACU 400 Autopilot computer, They all do communicate via NMEA 2000, and it work OK.  I can steer in wind vane mode or in track mode with the new ACU 400 computer.
I have my old Autohelm autopilot installed, and connected that one via NMEA 0183 to the Raymarine multi functional display/plotter, Now it can steer in Track mode i.e steer towards way point. More important is to steer according to wind angle. but do not understand how I get wind information from my NMEA 2000 back bone, I had hoped that the wind information should be communicated via my plotter who is connected to the backbone and show all kind of info from my NME 2000 instrument, and connected to the Autohelm via NMEA 0183.
Anyone know how to fix this?
Paul on SY Kerpa ASM#259

Re: SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

seagasm
 

Kent, how did you remove the original plexiglass from the frame?

Barry
Tradewinds III SM #171

NMEA 2000 to NMEA 0183

Paul Osterberg
 

I have replaced all my instruments to Raymarine and also a new ACU 400 Autopilot computer, They all do communicate via NMEA 2000, and it work OK.  I can steer in wind vane mode or in track mode with the new ACU 400 computer.
I have my old Autohelm autopilot installed, and connected that one via NMEA 0183 to the Raymarine multi functional display/plotter, Now it can steer in Track mode i.e steer towards way point. More important is to steer according to wind angle. but do not understand how I get wind information from my NMEA 2000 back bone, I had hoped that the wind information should be communicated via my plotter who is connected to the backbone and show all kind of info from my NME 2000 instrument, and connected to the Autohelm via NMEA 0183.
Anyone know how to fix this?
Paul on SY Kerpa ASM#259

Re: Eumania dishwasher water inlet solenoid

Mark Erdos
 

If anyone ever finds a drop in replacement for the Eumenia dishwasher, please post it.

 

I have repaired ours so many times. I am just waiting for the sad day when it finally goes to the appliance happy place in the sky. In the mean time we love having a dishwasher. It is perfect to run the dishes when the genset is fired up to do the evening charge on the batteries and running the AC to cool down the boat before going to bed.

 

I would also be curious if anyone has purchase a regular dishwasher, stripping out all the electronics and components and using them to build basically a new dishwasher in the Eumenia shell.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Derick Gates
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:59 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Eumania dishwasher water inlet solenoid

 

[Edited Message Follows]

I just discovered a leak coming from the corroded water inlet solenoid at the base of the Eumenia dishwasher. By looking online I think I have found a replacement part on eBay from Calder Catering Parts. 

SV40 straight universal water inlet solenoid 230V 3/4” BSP to 2x 11.5 mm

When it arrives I will let you know if/how it fits. 

Derick Gates
SM2K#400
Brava
Currently in Le Marin, Martinique on dock 5

Re: SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

James Cromie
 

Thank you Kent. 
James

On Feb 19, 2019 10:01, "karkauai via Groups.Io" <karkauai@...> wrote:
Hi James,
I used Dow Chemical’s Dowsil 795 silicone sealant.  It comes in a grey color that works well in the hatch.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Feb 18, 2019, at 9:04 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Kent - What adhesive did you use to affix the new plexiglass to the hatch frame? 

-James
Soteria 347
On Feb 18, 2019, at 2:15 PM, karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi Gary,
I can confirm the Tradition and Cristal hatch models.  I replaced the lens over the forward head with clear plexiglass, cut locally to match the old lens.  I scuffed it up with a random orbital sander and 320 grit paper.
Sorry, o can’t help you with color of lenses.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Feb 18, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

Hi All:  

First post on the new site.  Really great search engine here, but wasn't able to find this info. Doing the research to replace a couple of lenses on my Goiot hatches as they are starting to have crazing (the little speckles that appear in the lense with UV/aging.  I believe the hatches on the deck of the my Amel SM 2000 #335 are Goiot Traditional model hatches and the hatch on the aft face of the aft cabin is a Goiot Cristal Range model.  Can anyone confirm these model designations for me.  

Lenses for the foredeck are "blue" , I believe, and it must be that Amel somehow made the forward cabin and forward head lenses seimi-opaque as I don't see that Goiot offers that option.  Any thoughts on that process?

Goiot offers both blue and gray lenses.  I am virtually certain that the saloon hatch lenses is blue, but am uncertain about the color of the aft cabin hatch lenses color.   Any thoughts and information would be appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona'
Amel SM #335   -  Puerto Del Rey Marina - Fajardo Puerto Rico


Eumania dishwasher water inlet solenoid

Derick Gates
 
Edited

I just discovered a leak coming from the corroded water inlet solenoid at the base of the Eumenia dishwasher. By looking online I think I have found a replacement part on eBay from Calder Catering Parts. 

SV40 straight universal water inlet solenoid 230V 3/4” BSP to 2x 11.5 mm

When it arrives I will let you know if/how it fits. 

Derick Gates
SM2K#400
Brava
Currently in Le Marin, Martinique on dock 5

Re: GALLEY FAUCET REPLACEMENT OLDER MARAMU

mr_hermanns
 



It's so much nicer!

-Jer

--
Jeremy Hermanns
m. 310-770-9623
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105

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Re: SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

Gary Silver
 
Edited

Thanks Kent, and everyone else that replied with data and knowledge on this subject:

I have collated the following data from the RigRite dot com web site and the Goiot-Systems dot com web sites:  Please chime-in if something doesn't fit with what you are seeing on your boat (I am off the boat for a month or so, so will depend on you all to confirm the dimensions etc.)

Forward Cabin and Saloon Hatches:   Goiot Tradition Model (group as Goiot calls them)  Size 50.50, Code 121155, weight 8.0 kg, cutout dimension 500 x 500 mm, overall dimension 582 x 554 mm,  Acrylic thickness 10 mm, lid height 46 mm, lens size 506 x 506 mm.  RigRite Part numbers: Blue tinted Lens part number Goi 101176,  Fly screen Goi 93468, Gasket Goi HT-GS.

Forward Head Hatch: Goiot Tradition Model,  Size 50.37, Code 121154, weight 6.7 kg, cutout dimension 500 x 370 mm, overall dimension 554 x 451 mm,  Acrylic thickness 10 mm, lid height 46 mm, lens size 506 x 376 mm.   RigRite Part numbers: Blue tinted Lens part number Goi 101175,  Fly screen Goi 93464, Gasket Goi HT-GS.

Aft Cabin Hatch: Goiot Cristal Model,  Size T-50 size, Model 49.36, Code 115753, Overall dimension 559 x 452 mm, height 28 mm.  Acrylic thickness 10 mm.  Lens size is 478 x 348 mm.   RigRite Part numbers: Blue tinted Lens part number is Goi100920, Fly screen is Goi 101651X, Gasket Goi HC-GL.

Thanks for all the help and expertise.  Per Joel's and Kent's suggestion I think I will just use an orbital sander to to opacify the lenses on the forward two hatches as opposed to applying a film.

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 #335   lying Puerto Del Rey Marina slip 1258, Puerto Rico

Re: GALLEY FAUCET REPLACEMENT OLDER MARAMU

Steve Leeds
 

Thank you.  That is very attractive.  Unfortunately, it is the bottom part of my faucet that broke!



On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 2:25:31 AM EST, sharki.cigale via Groups.Io <sharki.cigale@...> wrote:


Re: Rubber caps for Lofrans switches

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks!

Ian


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Ian <parkianj@...>
Sent: 19 February 2019 13:41
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rubber caps for Lofrans switches
 
Ian
Just measured mine. I believe the Lorraine’s on the Santorin is the same size albeit a 12v version. My rubber caps are 30mm across the base and 20mm high.

Ian



Re: SM Goiot Hatch Models & Lense Colors

karkauai
 

Hi James,
I used Dow Chemical’s Dowsil 795 silicone sealant.  It comes in a grey color that works well in the hatch.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Feb 18, 2019, at 9:04 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Kent - What adhesive did you use to affix the new plexiglass to the hatch frame? 

-James
Soteria 347
On Feb 18, 2019, at 2:15 PM, karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi Gary,
I can confirm the Tradition and Cristal hatch models.  I replaced the lens over the forward head with clear plexiglass, cut locally to match the old lens.  I scuffed it up with a random orbital sander and 320 grit paper.
Sorry, o can’t help you with color of lenses.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Feb 18, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

Hi All:  

First post on the new site.  Really great search engine here, but wasn't able to find this info. Doing the research to replace a couple of lenses on my Goiot hatches as they are starting to have crazing (the little speckles that appear in the lense with UV/aging.  I believe the hatches on the deck of the my Amel SM 2000 #335 are Goiot Traditional model hatches and the hatch on the aft face of the aft cabin is a Goiot Cristal Range model.  Can anyone confirm these model designations for me.  

Lenses for the foredeck are "blue" , I believe, and it must be that Amel somehow made the forward cabin and forward head lenses seimi-opaque as I don't see that Goiot offers that option.  Any thoughts on that process?

Goiot offers both blue and gray lenses.  I am virtually certain that the saloon hatch lenses is blue, but am uncertain about the color of the aft cabin hatch lenses color.   Any thoughts and information would be appreciated. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona'
Amel SM #335   -  Puerto Del Rey Marina - Fajardo Puerto Rico