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Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

karkauai
 

Yes, Bill.  110 HP 4JH4HTE.  It was hard to find a mechanic/electrician who understood the issue.  I posted a schematic in the files section of the way it is done.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy



On Feb 26, 2019, at 10:11 AM, Dan Wilcox via Groups.Io <dwilcox123@...> wrote:

it can  be modified, but is a lot of work... or you can order an isolated version still.

thanks, Dan
Feierabend #86


On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 7:45 AM, Bill Kinney via Groups.Io
For those of you who installed Yanmar engines, were they able to modify their standard engine to use an isolated ground return?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie 
Underway from Georgetown to Acklins Is., Bahamas

Amel Rally update regarding the stop in Bequia

 

TO:  All interested in the Caribbean Rally.

Mrs Sabrina Mitchell, Managing Director, Vintages Bequia, and General Manager, Frangipani Hotel has graciously offered to host those Amel yachts and crew arriving in Bequia to Welcome Drinks at the famous Frangipani Hotel on April 23rd. Even if you are not attending the main rally in Martinique, all Amel owners/crews in the Rally are welcome. Please let me know your intentions in order that I can tell Mrs. Mitchell how many people to expect.

Heading south from Martinique for hurricane season:

Bequia Admiralty Bay Anchorage Apr 22-24

    - Tuesday April 23rd - Welcome drinks at the Frangipani Hotel (time to be announced)


More about the Rally - Click Here 

Best,

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

Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

Dan Wilcox
 

it can  be modified, but is a lot of work... or you can order an isolated version still.

thanks, Dan
Feierabend #86


On Tue, Feb 26, 2019 at 7:45 AM, Bill Kinney via Groups.Io
<greatketch@...> wrote:
For those of you who installed Yanmar engines, were they able to modify their standard engine to use an isolated ground return?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie 
Underway from Georgetown to Acklins Is., Bahamas

Re: autoprop zinc

 

Yes H6 is correct, but Henri believed that only a plastic propeller hub should be used.

There are several reasons:
1.) The propeller is protected by the Amel Bonding system.
2.) When the AutoProp zinc deteriorates it is the attachment ears that go first. This causes off-balance and you can only use about 80% of the zinc.

AutoProp makes and recommends the zinc because they want the propeller protected and no other boat yard has a bonding system as good as Amel. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:37 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

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 Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique

Re: From Raymarine Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

The world is not ending as forums like Cruiser's Forum would lead you to believe.

I believe that it will only affect GPSs that were manufactured before the last rollover. AND, it will only affect the time/year on the screen of the GPS.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 9:28 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

http://forum.raymarine.com/showthread.php?tid=7453

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 10:17 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I found this article

 

https://www.spirent.com/blogs/positioning/2018/january/gps-rollover-week

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

For those of you who installed Yanmar engines, were they able to modify their standard engine to use an isolated ground return?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie 
Underway from Georgetown to Acklins Is., Bahamas

Re: autoprop zinc

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Miles,

 

Yes. H6 is the correct one.

 

https://www.boatzincs.com/autoprop_specs_H6.html

 

 

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 Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc

 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique

autoprop zinc

Miles
 

I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

Regards,
Miles
s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique

Re: Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

Aras Grinius <n33077@...>
 

Not sure if this helps but I saw this on PANBO.

Aras Grinius
S/V Fiasco #163
Sharki

Re: Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

eric freedman
 

Yes it does,

THEN WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR OLD GEAR?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mike Johnson via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 11:29 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

Hi,

 

The original GPS clock started on 6 January 1980 and rolls over every 1024 weeks.  The next roll over is on 6 April 2019.

 

Regards

 

Mike

 

Solitude

SM 246


On 26 Feb 2019, at 07:16, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I found this article

 

https://www.spirent.com/blogs/positioning/2018/january/gps-rollovers-week

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

Mike Johnson
 

Hi,

The original GPS clock started on 6 January 1980 and rolls over every 1024 weeks.  The next roll over is on 6 April 2019.

Regards

Mike

Solitude
SM 246

On 26 Feb 2019, at 07:16, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I found this article

 

https://www.spirent.com/blogs/positioning/2018/january/gps-rollovers-week

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From Raymarine Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

eric freedman
 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 10:17 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I found this article

 

https://www.spirent.com/blogs/positioning/2018/january/gps-rollover-week

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

eric freedman
 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 9:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Time change on GPS satellite constellation worldwide

eric freedman
 

I heard that every 20 years the time is adjusted in the GPS satellite constellation.

I also heard that the adjustment will occur in April this year and might affect our GPS units and navigation items.

Has anyone else heard about this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: Gearbox greasing

eric freedman
 

Hi,

I put one hole low on one side of the gearboxes and the other on the opposite side Port / starboard.

I use a 5 mm nylon bolt to close the hole. The bolts are cut rather short,  I put the grease into the gearbox using the autoprop grease gun adapter. I pump the grease from the lower hole and it exits the upper hole.

 

The spots on the genoa look good to me.

 

While you are messing around, it would be a good time to remove the shaft that goes through the gearbox on the outhaul and the outhaul winch.

I removed a few thousands of an inch from the key on the shaft and installed it with never-seeze. I grease this every 6 months and have had no problem getting the shaft out.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Cathy & Guillaume via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2019 7:35 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Gearbox greasing

 

Having read the different discussions on the placement of greasing holes on the three furler gearboxes, I would like to be absolutely sure before I start drilling... Are the attached locations the right ones? OK to do in situ? Many thanks.

Guillaume
s/v Carpathia III - SM#293

Re: Gearbox greasing

Mark McGovern
 

Guillaume,

If you have not already done so, search the term "Grease" in the photos section and you will find some pictures of the different locations that people have used to install grease fittings on those gearboxes.  I have only installed grease fittings on my Leroy Somer main furler gearbox but I will install them in the other two this spring.  Below are some pics of my installation.  I took the gearbox off to do it but it certainly could have been done in place.  The only advantage I see to taking it off was that I could remove the cover and thus could remove the old grease from the bearing.  For future greasing I will NOT remove it. 

In the locations that I chose to install the fitting the wall thickness was 12.4-12.5mm.  My only advice is to go slowly and use a shop vac to suck the aluminum chips out of the hole as you go to reduce the risk of aluminum shavings getting into the gearbox.  

Hole Locations:
  

Wine Cork to Gauge Depth (I borrowed this idea from another Amel owner!) 


Grease Fitting Installed:


Old Grease Starting to Come Out of Bearing (Brown Grease):


New Grease Coming Out Top (Green):


New Grease Coming Out of Bearing (Green):


Hope these pics help!

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Amel Caribbean Rally Update

 

All interested Amel owners:

The first ever Amel Rally in Martinique is in the final planning stages. At this point we have 17 Amels either confirmed or listed as possible. 

The Rally will include a dinner sponsored by Caraibe Marine in Martinique, wine, beer and refreshments, sponsored by Caribbean Yacht Sales in Martinique, and 1 free haulout given by a drawing sponsored by Carenantilles in Martinique. We are still working on discounts at the marina and possibly an island bus tour sponsored by Martinique Tourism.

Of course it goes without saying that the more Amels confirmed, the more likely we will be able to get all of the things we are hoping for.

If you are interested and have not expressed interest, please do so now.

If you have not confirmed, please do so now.

If your plans have changed and I have you as confirmed, please let me know.

Email me at brouse"at"gmail.com

Primary Amel Eastern Caribbean Rally Rendezvous Location: Martinique 
Apr 7-13 du Marin with a group anchorage at St Anne on Apr 13 (the last day)
    - Tuesday April 9 - Possible date for a dinner at Mango Bay
    - Wednesday April 10 Possible bus tour of Martinique
    - Saturday April 13 - St. Anne anchorage pot luck dinner

Name

Amel

Conf.

Joe & Tracie Nance

CloudStreet SM 331

Y

Kent & Iris Robertson

Kristy SM 243

Y

Alex Paquin

SIMPATICO Maramu #94

Y

Colin Streeter

Island Pearl SM 332

Y

Kim and Chuck Lacey

Joy SM 388

Y

Gary Wells

Adagio SM 209

Y

Duane & Peg Siegfried

Wanderer, SM 477

Y

James Cromie

Soteria SM 347

Y

Patrick Mazzei and Fred Flamaz

Django SM 70

Y

Jamie Wendell

Phantom Amel 54 #044

Y

Hanspeter Baettig

SM 16 Tamango 2

Y

Donald Patterson

?Mango?

P

Arno Luijten

SV Luna A54 121

P

Mark Pitt

Sabbatical III, SM 419

P

Olaf Bauer

Katchopine, SM 392

P

Bill Kinney & Karen Smith

Harmonie SM 160

P

David Goodman

Bel Ami SM 230

P

Peter Godwin

Borador SM #398

P


Confirmed, No, Possible, Unknown

Totals

Confirmed

11


P Possible

6


Total Y Confirmed and P Possible

17

 



Best,

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

Re: Onan underfrequency error

 

Mark,

The generator maintains frequency by maintaining RPMs. And the part that maintains RPMs is the Governor, Actuator Part #306−5006−01 (old part #151-0779-01). I carried one of those on BeBe for 12 years and never needed it. You might want to buy the part (about $300 if I remember) or call an Onan tech.

Best,

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



On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 10:55 AM Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:
Hi,

   My Onan MDKAV shutdown with a code 15 “underfrequency” shutdown code.  It had been running for one hour making water and topping up the batteries.  Nothing else running. It was producing about 20 amps at the time.  No previous hint of trouble except for one small thing.  My Bluesea in-line digital multimeter has shown 49.8 hz for the past few months, down from the 49.9hz it showed for the prior few years, which is down from the 50.0 it showed for the first few years. The boat is 15 years old. I thought nothing of this small change in frequency since the generator has run perfectly for years.

i have lots of clean fuel in the tank and the fuel filter is relatively new. There is no apparent issue with the fuel line.  Any ideas?

  Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM 419, Bequia, West Indies

Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Dan,

We repowered Aloha (hull 72) at a yard in St Augustine, FL in August 2015 with a Yanmar 4JH-80CR. The engine itself was a little over $16,000, and installation was about $4000. Frequently, the install can be as much as the engine, but that should not be the case on an SM due to ease of access. I’m not sure who is quoting you 55k for this job, but I would look elsewhere. Also, if you are considering going with more horsepower, I’d stick with the 80hp, as we have found it to be economical and plenty of power in all our cruising. 

At this point, we have 680 hours on the engine, and it has performed flawlessly. We consider it to be one of the best investments we have made in our boat. The engine came with Yanmar mounts, which we installed, but their was no mention from the Yanmar rep who inspected the install that we were required to use them. We ended up changing the mounts back to new original mounts in Martinique a little less than 2 years later. The French Yanmar/Amel mechanic inspected our alignment and found it good, but determined the Yanmar mounts were a bit to soft, and caused premature wear in the rubber bushings inside the Vetus coupling. Moral of the story is that I would not use the Yanmar mounts. We have had no problem with wear of the bushings since switching the mounts. 

Feel free to contact me if I can help with any other info. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Currently anchored at Lahaina, Maui


On Feb 24, 2019, at 7:19 PM, Dan Wilcox via Groups.Io <dwilcox123@...> wrote:

Thanks.  I have another local boat here that is a 1991 SM that got one put in, and has been running for 6 years without any problems to the C-drive.  I'm pushing out my decision to re-power for another year after having a little sticker shock on the price.  I was expecting it to be expensive, but at $55,000 I'm sitting back down... Right now we only use the boat a couple months a year cruising here in the Pacific NorthWest.  

Thanks, Dan Wilcox
Feierabend #86

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, 7:33:17 PM PST, Will Stout via Groups.Io <tango708@...> wrote:


Dan,
I have the Yanmar 110 hp 4JH4-HTE in Anni Bea True and she has performed really well.  I have about 1200 hours on the engine presently.  I did change the engine mounts to the HY150, which are the same mounts that the C-Drive uses.  I would recommend that you talk with Steve Davis on Aloha.  He re-powered with a newer version of the 4JH4-HTE that has more electronic control modules.  The engine is exceptionally smooth running.  

Warm Regards,
Will Stout
/)/) Anni Bea True
SM # 180
For Sale in Annapolis

Onan underfrequency error

Mark Pitt
 

Hi,

   My Onan MDKAV shutdown with a code 15 “underfrequency” shutdown code.  It had been running for one hour making water and topping up the batteries.  Nothing else running. It was producing about 20 amps at the time.  No previous hint of trouble except for one small thing.  My Bluesea in-line digital multimeter has shown 49.8 hz for the past few months, down from the 49.9hz it showed for the prior few years, which is down from the 50.0 it showed for the first few years. The boat is 15 years old. I thought nothing of this small change in frequency since the generator has run perfectly for years.

i have lots of clean fuel in the tank and the fuel filter is relatively new. There is no apparent issue with the fuel line.  Any ideas?

  Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM 419, Bequia, West Indies