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Re: Watermaker Fuse

Ralph Heilig
 

Hallo Wolfgang,

My Dessalator Duo also once had the problem after long motoring (3 days nonstop) and a hot engine room. It only run 30min and then switched the fuse. After cooling down the engine room temp (after a day or so), it worked fine again.

I did not Change the fuse yet, but if you have detailed Information what fuse you installed and if it fits with the existing type (easy mounting?) I would be happy,

Ralph
SY Santa Isabella
AMEL 54 #144


Re: D3-110I-C Wandering RPM

Ralph Heilig
 

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: Engine room ventilator

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Hi everyone,
While on the topic...
Our engine room has no 220V blower, something that has bothered me for a while and often prompts me to open the engine room cover or turn on the DC powered blowers during longer generator runs... not a great set up.
Just curious what brands, styles, CFM ratings, etc. have worked well for others to ventilate the generator. And upstream of the main engine exhaust blower is the preferred installation? We plan to install something when we get to Panama City next month.

Thanks,
Mike & Hannah
SV Trilogy
SM#23
San Blas, Panama


Re: ANTI SIPHON VALVE INSTALLATION - YANMAR 4JH4-HTE

eric freedman
 

PS

On the upper right side of the u siphon there is a small hose that exhausts into the starboard scupper.

This breaks the siphon.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:33 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] ANTI SIPHON VALVE INSTALLATION - YANMAR 4JH4-HTE

 

Alex,

Below are some pictures of the the anti-siphon setup on my Yanmar 4JH3- HTE engine.

Overview:




Exhaust Elbow Side:


Close Up of Vent Going to the Starboard Side Cockpit Drain:


Hope that helps you out.
--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: ANTI SIPHON VALVE INSTALLATION - YANMAR 4JH4-HTE

Mark McGovern
 

Alex,

Below are some pictures of the the anti-siphon setup on my Yanmar 4JH3- HTE engine.

Overview:




Exhaust Elbow Side:


Close Up of Vent Going to the Starboard Side Cockpit Drain:


Hope that helps you out.
--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Engine room ventilator

Sv Garulfo
 

Thanks Olivier 

For info, the galley extractor uses a Plastimo 16275 (dated 2008, so probably installed by the yard). It’s rated 2A, 150m^3/h (88 cfm) so quite a bit less than the engine room blower (150 cfm). 
I did hope for some redundancy there and might decide to implement it.


Best,

Thomas 
GARULFO 
A54-122
Panama


On 23 Feb 2019, at 03:17, Beaute Olivier via Groups.Io <atlanticyachtsurvey@...> wrote:

Hello Thomas,

Amel indeed installed the heavy duty ones in the engine room and the 35440 for the galley exhaust. Yours may have been replaced since the boat is built with a normal one, just because the heavy duty one was not available. Or maybe the 35440 was originally installed because of a lack of the heavy duty ones (AMEL also had/has to face supply failures sometimes).
However, the inlet blower is the most exposed to salty air, and it may not be wise to install the most expensive there...

Bon courage.

Olivier


Re: Wintering in Aegean

ngtnewington Newington
 

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.


Re: Wintering in Aegean

@Sioned
 

I would recommend the Marina of Agios Nikolaos on Crete - if you can get a place there. We have a couple of Amel here, most afloat though.
It is one of the cheaper marinas in Greece with a lively town 100m from the marina. 1 hour to the airport of Iraklion (no direct flights during the winter, have to change in Athen). All services present.
Costs for being on the hard are the same as for being afloat but the marina is always full during the winter, so you have to book quite early.

Michael, SY SIONED, Maramu #148


Re: Engine room ventilator

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Thomas,

Amel indeed installed the heavy duty ones in the engine room and the 35440 for the galley exhaust. Yours may have been replaced since the boat is built with a normal one, just because the heavy duty one was not available. Or maybe the 35440 was originally installed because of a lack of the heavy duty ones (AMEL also had/has to face supply failures sometimes).
However, the inlet blower is the most exposed to salty air, and it may not be wise to install the most expensive there...

Bon courage.

Olivier


Re: Engine room ventilator

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello 
Thanks all for your feedback and link to prior discussion. 

Has anyone installed the alternative blower suggested (jabsco 35770-0094 continuous duty) who could share their feedback (any fuse, wire changes required) ? 
Any insight on why Amel didn’t go for this 24v model with a longer motor life?

Thanks all for your input. 

Best, 

Thomas
GARULFO A54-122
Panama city



On 22 Feb 2019, at 11:25, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

You can use a 12v fan but expect it fail fairly quickly due the fact that it will actually be running at 14+ Volts most of the time due to the alternator running while it is running.  To add some more details to what Alex posted, here is a link to a previous post that had a lot of good information on this subject:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/34465

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


Re: Wintering in Aegean

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Greg,
    I'd highly recommend the Partheni Boatyard on the north end of the island of Leros. It's part of Agmar Marine which also runs the Lakki marina in the main bay.
The boatyard is immediately next door to the airport - you can walk over for regular flights to Athens at €41 on Olympic Air..
    They've got a 70 ton travel lift and a 55 ton crane and can easily handle your boat. The workers are highly skilled for anything you'd want.
Cheers,
Craig Briggs, SN68, Sangaris


Re: Engine room ventilator

Mark McGovern
 

You can use a 12v fan but expect it fail fairly quickly due the fact that it will actually be running at 14+ Volts most of the time due to the alternator running while it is running.  To add some more details to what Alex posted, here is a link to a previous post that had a lot of good information on this subject:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/34465

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


Re: Engine room ventilator

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Thomas,

Olivier explained to us a while back, this was because it would last longer (running on 12 volt) also I think less voltage variation.

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Fri, 2/22/19, Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:

Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Engine room ventilator
To: "Yahoo Group Amel" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:16 AM

Hi all,

We found our engine room blower (inlet)
dead. It’s a 24V/5.3A 250CFM jabsco (ref 35440-0010)
that’s purposely powered with 12V from the engine
alternator/starter battery (as per the A54 user manual)

We are in Panama and we only have
access to the 12V equivalent.

Would that be ok?

Anyone knows why Amel uses a 24V
appliance with 12V?


Thanks in advance

Thomas
GARULFO
A54-122
Panama City


Engine room ventilator

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

We found our engine room blower (inlet) dead. It’s a 24V/5.3A 250CFM jabsco (ref 35440-0010) that’s purposely powered with 12V from the engine alternator/starter battery (as per the A54 user manual)

We are in Panama and we only have access to the 12V equivalent.

Would that be ok?

Anyone knows why Amel uses a 24V appliance with 12V?


Thanks in advance

Thomas
GARULFO
A54-122
Panama City


Re: Wintering in Aegean

Mohammad Shirloo
 

We wintered in D-Marin in Didim Turkey, Lesvos Greece,  Kos Marina Greece and Gouvia Marina Corfu Greece . We found all of the marinas to be safe and friendly. However only Didim and Gouvia Marina had the facilities to lift us out of the water or space on the hard. Corfu is in the Ionian and not the Aegean, but it has many direct flights to many of the main European cities, especially outside  the winter months.

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of greg greg
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 2:16 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Wintering in Aegean

 

Hi, everybody,
I suppose to leave my Amel 54 somewhere in Aegean Greece or Turkey for the next winter on the land.
Can anybody advise about safe and secure marina in the area with a crane of appropriate size?
Preferably not too far from the airport?

Thanks a lot!


Re: Wintering in Aegean

Gerhard Mueller
 

Since last year July I'm in Kalamata where also a SM2K is wintering here.
Nice Marina with all facilities. However in the wintertime not so much flights to and from airport Kalamata.
An express bus to Athen takes about 3 hours.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Re: Wintering in Aegean

Peter Forbes
 

Berlin airport is a good call too.

Peter

On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 at 10:39, luvkante via Groups.Io <luvkante=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
How about Berlin Airport? 

;)   Just kidding!

Martin
AMEL54 #149 „CHIARA“ 

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 22.02.2019 um 11:16 schrieb greg greg <41greg.marine@...>:

Hi, everybody,
I suppose to leave my Amel 54 somewhere in Aegean Greece or Turkey for the next winter on the land.
Can anybody advise about safe and secure marina in the area with a crane of appropriate size?
Preferably not too far from the airport?

Thanks a lot!

--
Best wishes
Peter Forbes
+44 (0) 7836 209730


Re: Wintering in Aegean

Halidun Karagoz
 

Hi Greg,
I stay at Gokova Oren Marina, which is a fine place and about 45 minutes from Bodrum airport. Cheers,
Haldun
s/v Amanin A54 #164

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Konu: [AmelYachtOwners] Wintering in Aegean

Hi, everybody,
I suppose to leave my Amel 54 somewhere in Aegean Greece or Turkey for the next winter on the land.
Can anybody advise about safe and secure marina in the area with a crane of appropriate size?
Preferably not too far from the airport?

Thanks a lot!


Re: Wintering in Aegean

Peter Forbes
 

I left Carango in Gouvia Marina - very safe and AMEL knowledgable people about.

Peter Forbes 
Carango AMEL 54 #035

On Fri, 22 Feb 2019 at 10:39, luvkante via Groups.Io <luvkante=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
How about Berlin Airport? 

;)   Just kidding!

Martin
AMEL54 #149 „CHIARA“ 

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 22.02.2019 um 11:16 schrieb greg greg <41greg.marine@...>:

Hi, everybody,
I suppose to leave my Amel 54 somewhere in Aegean Greece or Turkey for the next winter on the land.
Can anybody advise about safe and secure marina in the area with a crane of appropriate size?
Preferably not too far from the airport?

Thanks a lot!

--
Best wishes
Peter Forbes
+44 (0) 7836 209730


Re: Wintering in Aegean

luvkante
 

How about Berlin Airport? 

;)   Just kidding!

Martin
AMEL54 #149 „CHIARA“ 

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 22.02.2019 um 11:16 schrieb greg greg <41greg.marine@...>:

Hi, everybody,
I suppose to leave my Amel 54 somewhere in Aegean Greece or Turkey for the next winter on the land.
Can anybody advise about safe and secure marina in the area with a crane of appropriate size?
Preferably not too far from the airport?

Thanks a lot!