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Re: Onan group on SM number 32

Juan de Zulueta
 

Bill, I changed the impeller but I did not check temperature of the oil neither of the exhaust
i am not sure what type of thermometer I can use .
I checked coolant level , see water temp, coolant temp in the hoses before and after heat exchanger but only by hand and not using thermometer
 


thanks again for your answer


Re: Onan group on SM number 32

 

Did you measure the Temperature of the Exhaust Elbow and the Oil Filter?

The oil filter should be about 80C when the Onan has warmed up to operating temperature. And the exhaust elbow about 50C.

If the exhaust elbow is higher than 50C, there is a restriction or limitation of seawater flow. Other than the things you checked, this can be caused by a build-up of carbon in the exhaust manifold and exhaust elbow. Did you visually check the impeller?

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 2:16 PM Juan de Zulueta <jdezulue@...> wrote:

Dear Members,


the engine of my ONAN group on my Super Maramu after one hour is going on security ( engine check).
I checked the impeller, the heat exchanger, the main sea water filter , everything looks fine.
Does anybody encountered similar problem ? 


many thanks in advance.

Juan de Zulueta
SM 32 Ophelie X
+596 696 98 81 32


Headsail roller furling replacement motors

Rod Glassford
 

Hello all Amel owners! I’m new to the site, and too our Amel . We own a 1986 Amel Maramu and need too get a replacement (spare) headsail furling motor. Does anyone know what is available?
cheers,
Rod


Re: A54 Nav station seat replacement

Jamie Wendell
 

Alex, a quick update - the bottom stool is now called out by a new name below. If you click on the links in my last email, it will take you to the Wayfair site.
Good luck.
Jamie
Phantom, A54 #44
 

Winnols Swivel Adjustable Height Bar Stool


Re: A54 Nav station seat replacement

Jamie Wendell
 

Alex, the ones I ordered and installed are below. I do not think either one is still available, but there are others that are similar if not a bit more expensive. I prefer the cheaper of the two. I am not at the boat now, so regrettably I cannot take a photo of the install. You would not use the pedestals - just the seat.
Jamie
Phantom, A54 #44
Clay Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool
Clay Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool by Wade Logan
Qty:  1
Upholstery: Burgundy
Price:  $70.99
Clay Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool
Clay Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool by Wade Logan
Qty:  1
Upholstery: Burgundy
Price:  $54.00


Onan group on SM number 32

Juan de Zulueta
 

Dear Members,


the engine of my ONAN group on my Super Maramu after one hour is going on security ( engine check).
I checked the impeller, the heat exchanger, the main sea water filter , everything looks fine.
Does anybody encountered similar problem ? 


many thanks in advance.

Juan de Zulueta
SM 32 Ophelie X
+596 696 98 81 32


Fuel tank shape on 55?

Billy Newport
 

Is the diesel tank on a 55 regular shaped or did amel use a custom sender to accurately show fuel? Water tank shape also?

Billy


Re: Heater

Paul Osterberg
 

Ian, Thanks for that, will try that
Paul


Re: An Amel Survey by Olivier Beaute - Sat, 01/16/2021 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Bill,

I have downloaded the ZOOM app. What else do I need to do?
If I want to show pictures during the meeting, how do I do that?

Thanks for guiding me a bit.

Olivier.

On Saturday, January 9, 2021, 09:00:14 PM GMT+1, main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io> wrote:


Reminder: An Amel Survey by Olivier Beaute

When: Saturday, 16 January 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT+00:00) UTC

Where:From La Rochelle, France

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Bill Rouse brouse@...

Description:

All,
 
It is my great pleasure to announce that Olivier Beaute will present at our first ZOOM Meeting of 2021. It will be held on 16 January 2021 20:00 to 21:00 UTC. Details:
 
Many members of the Amel Yacht Owners Group trained on their new Amels with Olivier in La Rochelle. Many of us relied on Olivier as the manager of Amel SAV. And, a substantial number of our Group have used Olivier's surveys when purchasing their pre-owned Amels. As most of you know, after a long and successful career with Amel, Olivier Beaute went into the survey business and established ATLANTIC YACHT SURVEY.
 
The topic of Olivier's ZOOM Meeting will be "An Amel Survey." His presentation will last about 30 minutes with 30 minutes for questions. Tilo Peters will monitor, queue, and ask Olivier your texted questions.  
 
This meeting will be very good for all of our members. 
  • Members who own an Amel will someday face having their Amel surveyed. These members will be interested in how to maintain and prepare their boat for a survey and some of the common things that are overlooked by Sellers in preparation to sell their Amel. This will be important information to know in advance of a survey. 
  • Members who are searching for an Amel will need a survey to complete the purchase. These members will enjoy learning more about the survey process, especially the Olivier Beaute survey process. This should be extremely valuable.

I suspect that this meeting may book to capacity and urge you to register soon.

Topic: AYOG January Gathering: An Amel Survey
Time: Jan 16, 2021 08:00 PM (20:00) GMT
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 821 2513 7503
 
Join by Skype for Business
 
YouTube Livestream: https://youtu.be/zYika5HEkZE


Re: Heater

Ian Park
 

Paul,
We've found our ebespacher quite effective in cold conditions. But what we found really useful in Scotland and the Baltic was an electric blanket. They don't use many amps, but make a significant difference climbing into bed at night or coming off watch!
Ian
Ocean Hobo SN9&


Re: New battery bank / one battery smoking and leaking

Ian Park
 

Ben
Don't replace the bad battery until you have found the issue. Maybe it was a bad battery or a charging issue. If the latter, you risk damaging a replacement in the same way.
Prior to crossing the Atlantic my batteries were suddenly running down quickly. After separating them and testing them I found one battery was not holding a charge. I removed it from the system reducing the house bank to three. Everything was fine then; the bad battery was stopping the rest from charging fully.
If your batteries are not new, don't put a new one in the system. Reduce to three. Find out whether it was a bad battery or something in your running charging circuits. If you have to keep.moving, either everything will charge up fine or another battery will go the same way.  When you've identified the issue think of renewing all the house batteries. I

When this happened to me I was at the same stage of the learning curve as you are now! This group has hauled my knowledge up by the bootstraps!!

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: New battery bank / one battery smoking and leaking

Craig Briggs
 

Ben,
Some more info would help. When you say, "Basically only the alternators." -  does that mean you have more than one engine alternator?  When you say "I will change the battery ..." does that mean you will just take the overheating battery out of the house bank of 5, and not that you are actually "changing" it? Or are you ex-"changing" it with the starter battery? What does "regulate the charge in the coming hours" mean? Are you back to shore power and running your Victron? Does that not regulate the charge automatically (through it's 3-stage program)?
Would love to help you sort this out, but your post is a little hard to respond to with the paucity of information you've given.
Best, Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: New battery bank / one battery smoking and leaking

Benjamin Thibault
 

Ahah, I’m learning the hard way the fun part of owning a boat. I heard a long time ago.... be the friend of someone who owns a boat. All it will cost you is a case of beer. Lol

Yesterday I was on shore power and all seem well. Yes I was motoring for about 50 nm and realized the problem almost at destination. But it was going on for a while. Just don’t realize cause of lack of knowledge. 

Today was very cloudy so almost no solar power coming in. Basically only the alternators. So I will change the battery and regulate the charge in the coming hours. 

Thx for the help

Ben

On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 3:57 PM JB Duler <jbduler@...> wrote:
I am sorry to hear that. Were you motoring or sailing? If you were motoring, have you checked your regulator on the alternator? Maybe you were overcharging?
When you charge batteries you have to go through several phases (1, charge max, 2. lower amount, 3 trickle charge). If your charger/your alternator, windvane or sun panels faile to lower the charge, then you fry the batteries.
--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: New battery bank / one battery smoking and leaking

JB Duler
 

I am sorry to hear that. Were you motoring or sailing? If you were motoring, have you checked your regulator on the alternator? Maybe you were overcharging?
When you charge batteries you have to go through several phases (1, charge max, 2. lower amount, 3 trickle charge). If your charger/your alternator, windvane or sun panels faile to lower the charge, then you fry the batteries.
--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


New battery bank / one battery smoking and leaking

Benjamin Thibault
 

Good afternoon again Amel fellow group. 

 

I seem to have another problem on my Amel. I realized this week that my batteries were all dead after a year due to Covid of not being able to maintain the boat properly. (Couldn’t reach the boat in another country.) 

 

I changed all my batteries yesterday for 6 new ones. 5 are a bank and one is for the starter. 

I had the battery’s charging all night on shore power with no problem. But today while crossing from Freeport to Berri Islands, I’ve realized too late that the first one of the batteries from the bank side was smoking and and overheating. And is now basically dead form what I see. 

 

I am trying to figure out if the problem could be only that exact battery, from the fact that all others seemed ok or do I have a problem somewhere else in my set up? 

Again like my last post.... I’m trying to figure out everything with basic knowledge. 

My inverter is Victron Multi plus compact 12V 2000 VA 80 amp. Which is basically new also. 

Thx again for all the help.

Stuck basically nowhere, 
Benjamin 
Bon Edda
Maramu 202


An Amel Survey by Olivier Beaute - Sat, 01/16/2021 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: An Amel Survey by Olivier Beaute

When: Saturday, 16 January 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT+00:00) UTC

Where:From La Rochelle, France

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Bill Rouse brouse@...

Description:

All,
 
It is my great pleasure to announce that Olivier Beaute will present at our first ZOOM Meeting of 2021. It will be held on 16 January 2021 20:00 to 21:00 UTC. Details:
 
Many members of the Amel Yacht Owners Group trained on their new Amels with Olivier in La Rochelle. Many of us relied on Olivier as the manager of Amel SAV. And, a substantial number of our Group have used Olivier's surveys when purchasing their pre-owned Amels. As most of you know, after a long and successful career with Amel, Olivier Beaute went into the survey business and established ATLANTIC YACHT SURVEY.
 
The topic of Olivier's ZOOM Meeting will be "An Amel Survey." His presentation will last about 30 minutes with 30 minutes for questions. Tilo Peters will monitor, queue, and ask Olivier your texted questions.  
 
This meeting will be very good for all of our members. 
  • Members who own an Amel will someday face having their Amel surveyed. These members will be interested in how to maintain and prepare their boat for a survey and some of the common things that are overlooked by Sellers in preparation to sell their Amel. This will be important information to know in advance of a survey. 
  • Members who are searching for an Amel will need a survey to complete the purchase. These members will enjoy learning more about the survey process, especially the Olivier Beaute survey process. This should be extremely valuable.

I suspect that this meeting may book to capacity and urge you to register soon.

Topic: AYOG January Gathering: An Amel Survey
Time: Jan 16, 2021 08:00 PM (20:00) GMT
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 821 2513 7503
 
Join by Skype for Business
 
YouTube Livestream: https://youtu.be/zYika5HEkZE


Re: A54 Nav station seat replacement

Alexander Ramseyer
 

Jamie,
can you provide a Wayfair product number or link?
With the description that you mention, I can't find anything on their site that resembles what I'm looking for.
Thanks a lot,
Alex
NO STRESS A54 #15


Re: Foredeck dinghy cradle

Paul Osterberg
 

Bill, We do store our dingy a 10,5 feet AB, deflated on the after deck, it actually take "less space" than up side down, and it would not store very much water in the case of extremely rough weather. But it does not adress the issue with access to the emergency tiller. But the liner drive Autopilot will still be in operation. 
Paul on ASY Kerpa SM#259


Some Navigation parts available

Arno Luijten
 

Dear Forum,

After some refresh/upgrade activities for the navigation equipment I'm left with several parts that are functional however no longer needed.
Before putting this stuff on e-Bay I would like to ask my fellow forum members if there is any interest in this collection.
I also have the genua and staysail furlers (both working) available. Just send me a PM if you need more information.

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Foredeck dinghy cradle

michael winand
 

Thanks Bill,  some photos would be appreciated. We have the same AB.
Michael Nebo sm251 


On Sat, 9 Jan 2021 at 7:41 am, Karen Smith via groups.io
<karenharmonie@...> wrote:
Dinghies are such personal choices.  And storage of rib’s can be a real pain. Obviously from the comments so far.

We have kept our AB 9.5 foot aluminum hull rib athwartships on the aft deck.  It fits, allows us access around it on both sides, and the hand rails supply convenient tie down points. There is, however, a significant safety issue with that: It renders the emergency tiller unusable. That bothers me. I wouldn’t go to sea without an emergency tiller, so how can I justify go to sea without on I can use???  It really rough conditions, I also worry about putting more load on the handrails then they were designed for.

We have worked out a tie down method for the forward deck that keeps the deck clear, and doesn’t require any additional deck penetrations.  When we get back to Harmonie I’ll get some photos.

I have been in deck sweeping seas with a dinghy on the foredeck in my pre-Amel days.  Waves serious enough they left knee deep water in a center cockpit, and broke stanchions when they hit folded down solar panels. The dinghy did fine. That experience has forever made me leery of storing things tied to stanchions.  On the other hand, I have a friend who had a foredeck secured hard-hull fiberglass dinghy stove in by a boarding wave. But it didn’t go anywhere.

Personally, I would never go to sea with a dinghy “right side up” on the foredeck, or anywhere else for that matter.  A large wave could fill it, and the resulting weight would be a real disaster in the making in weather that rough.  But that’s just me...

More of our dinghy musings can be found HERE  

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
The boat’s in Charleston, we are in Antigua wrapping up a delivery.

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