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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
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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
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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


Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

Dan Wilcox
 

engine was $22k, labor was $24k, throw in some engine mounts additional parts and throw a 10% sales tax on it all.  Boat has circumnavigated at least 2 times and gone through 2 hr meters with at least 17,000 hours showing.  

When i bought the boat i could do 3,200 rpms, but now can only do 2,400.  Curently it is blowing plenty of black smoke.  i purhcased a new turbo and plan to install it this weekend.  the old one appeared to be failing.  I'm hoping that and maybe an injector cleaning is all I will need for now.

Thanks, Dan
Feierabend #86


On Mon, Feb 25, 2019 at 7:38 AM, Craig Briggs via Groups.Io
<sangaris@...> wrote:
Hi Dan,
As Kent noted, $55K is a breathtaking number, indeed - how much of that is installation labor?  I would have guessed the engine and transmission would be about $20K. 
Reading back on your posts I only see that you said your Perkins was "tired" which begs the question of exactly why you think you need to repower? How many hours are on your Perkins and just how is she "tired" - smoking, burning too much oil, not as much power as before? How's the cylinder compression? How about just rebuilding her or trading out for an already rebuilt engine. You could do it yourself for about $3000 or have it done for maybe $10K-ish.
Craig, SN68 Sangaris


Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Dan,
As Kent noted, $55K is a breathtaking number, indeed - how much of that is installation labor?  I would have guessed the engine and transmission would be about $20K. 
Reading back on your posts I only see that you said your Perkins was "tired" which begs the question of exactly why you think you need to repower? How many hours are on your Perkins and just how is she "tired" - smoking, burning too much oil, not as much power as before? How's the cylinder compression? How about just rebuilding her or trading out for an already rebuilt engine. You could do it yourself for about $3000 or have it done for maybe $10K-ish.
Craig, SN68 Sangaris


Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

karkauai
 

Wow, Dan!  That’s more than twice what I paid in Puerto Rico ~5 years ago to repower with my 4JH4HTE.  Have you shopped around? 

Yanmar said the warranty could be voided if I used engine mounts other than the Yanmar mounts recommended.

Kent & Iris
SM 243
Kristy
Currently Turks&Caicos heading S for V.I.’s in a few days.

On Feb 25, 2019, at 12:19 AM, 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


Gearbox greasing

Cathy & Guillaume
 

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: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

Dan Wilcox
 

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


Re: Engine Repower for Super Maramu

Will Stout <tango708@...>
 

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


Re: D3-110I-C Wandering RPM

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Ralph,

I have addressed this before but in a different context so I will do it again. Too late for you but it may save others. On a previous boat I had a heat exchanger salt water pipe rupture and dump gallons of salt water over the alternator. It was late and I was near my mooring so on the basis that fresh water had to be better than salt I, in situ, poured multiple jugs of fresh water over the alternator. While still wet I then emptied a can of CRC 556 into the alternator and went home. 5 years later it was still functioning perfectly and was still doing so when I sold the boat. I now use a marine variant of the same product and regularly spray it into and around my electric motors, alternators, starter motors and electrical connections. Stops corrosion and maintains connections and protects the electric motors from salt air. 

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

New Zealand


On 25 February 2019 at 03:02 "ralph.heilig" <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Hallo Dean,

I know this Problem. My Engine (D3-110 , 1600 Hours, 2008) has the same "Problem" between 1.000 and 1.200 rpm. It has it since many years and so far no Problem. As I noticed It's exactly when it wants to open the Turbo. So I think It's at low rpm and cold engine, when the Turbo opens and closes.

My experience after after 1600 hours D3:

1) I had to Change the raw water pump ( after 1.500 hours) - leaking and sea water running over the Alternator( which is stupidly mounted under the raw water pump) - so also a new Alternator 
2) I had a faulty oil pressure Sensor - Error was" low oil pressure" - tested and it was only a faulty oil sensor ( this happend after 80 hours nonstop motoring on flat see - 4 days nonstop - Maybe the sensor stuck due to this) Since my Engine is 2008 - there are differne oil sensors - the Electric Connection of the "actual" D3 oil sensor does no more fit-I found one on eBay that fitted (Part Nr. 863169).

Other Problems not regarding the Engine:

3) 3 (!) Mastervolt Mastercharger  - 2 x 40AMP, 1 x 100 AMP  - every two year one dies....
4) Replacement of the Freshwater Pump (after 8 year) due to pressure leaking - Discussed with AMEL- they said the pump is no more avaliable and I should go for a Jabsco (V-Flow). Now working since one year without problem-  mounting was easy.
5) Cooling Unit of the Refrigerator (after 9 years) - expensive repair 2.200 Euro..
6) Bilge Pump no more pumping - also after 9 years - Easy repair with the Marina ZZ Repair Kit (Setback Flap)
7) Climma Display LED - I had to replace 2 LED Display Chips ( 5€ one ) - The whole Display would cost About 200 - 300 Euro - but my Display just lost one or two Segments on the 7-segment Display...
8) The Hydaulic Gangway never worked perfect. somtimes I have to press x times the remote an shake the Gangway manually to get it working- Problem since day 1....
9) Mainfurler Gearbox - oil leaking - yet not fixed…


Greetings from Sardegna,
Ralph
SY Santa Isabella
AMEL 54 #144




 


Re: Wintering in Aegean

Massimo Vecchietti
 

I kept my boat in Samos  Marina for two winters. It is a good, tidy, secure, and cheap boatyard  .
Max
SM#84 Patchouli  II

Il giorno sab 23 feb 2019 alle ore 14:54 ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> ha scritto:
I kept my last boat in Leros at Partheni for three or four winters. It is a good, tidy, secure, boatyard. There are no shops nearby but the yard has a reasonable chandlery. It is walking distance to the airport with daily flights to Athens.
They can cope with quite large yachts maybe up to 80 feet. They can undertake pretty much anything work wise but I always did everything myself so I can not vouch for their workmanship personally.

Nick
Amelia Aml 54 019 currently ashore in La Palma Canary Islands.



See-me Radar transponder

eric freedman
 


Thanks to Ian and Judy Jenkins Pen Azen,

I installed a Sea Me target enhancer when Kimberlite was built.

I think it is  finally in need of replacement or repair. I cannot find the company. Does anyone have contact info?

 

If not I see that echomax unit  seems to be highly rated at this time.

Does anyone have experience with this target enhancer unit?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376’

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Re: D3-110I-C Wandering RPM

 

Dean, Most likely the turbo boost sensor which has been fouled by oil in the turbo, but being a D3, it could be any one of a dozen issues.

Mark, no apologies needed. Amel benefited by that association for a few years.😀

Best,

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



On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 11:47 AM Mark Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:
HI Dean,

I believe the definitive experts on the Volvo D3-110-I are Porter McRoberts, who has had significant issues with this engine, and Bill Rouse of the Amel School.  Sorry Bill, I will likely be associating you with your old name for a long time.  Bill worked with Porter to help overcome his issues.

Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: D3-110I-C Wandering RPM

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

HI Dean,

I believe the definitive experts on the Volvo D3-110-I are Porter McRoberts, who has had significant issues with this engine, and Bill Rouse of the Amel School.  Sorry Bill, I will likely be associating you with your old name for a long time.  Bill worked with Porter to help overcome his issues.

Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54