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Re: cover up holes of instruments

Eloi Bamberg
 

Thanks for your ideas, both solutions look great.  Any idea for the interior (above the chart table)?

Eloi


Re: What is this pole for?

amelforme
 

Most likely a sun awning support or a cockpit Bimini extension support that is tied onto/between the port and starboard mizzen shrouds. What year/hull number do you have ?

 

All the best,

Joel

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rob Hughes via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 10:02 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] What is this pole for?

 

found this in the aft locker on our SM. does anyone know what it is for? it is 85 inches long


Re: Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

 

The D-3 start cycle is commanded by the Volvo Computer. It is very likely that you need a Volvo mechanic with Volvo diagnostic software loaded on his laptop to plug into the computer. 

You can get some D3 Fault Codes by following this (Snippet from a page from my Amel Book) and using this file from my Yacht School Amel Book Supplements:
Snippet from my book:

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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 9:24 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I am not very familiar with Volvo but Yanmar have a fuse in the panel. Is the starter getting getting voltage when the key is turned to crank?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Hans-Joerg Wildhagen
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 11:15 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

 

Hi Mark

Thanks for the response.

Hope you and your wife are well in Tahiti.

The engine doesn't crank.

I turn the key to position 1.

The leds flashing around and the ventilator starts.

When all LEDs are out I turn the key to position 3 and nothing is happen. The ventilator stopps too.

BR Hans

 

Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> schrieb am Mo., 5. Apr. 2021, 15:54:

Hans,

 

When you say it doesn’t start, can you be more specific. It doesn’t crank or it cranks and will not fire?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Hans-Joerg Wildhagen
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 8:52 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

 

Hello, looking for some troubleshooting tips for my Volvo penta on my 55#13

 

After replacing the starter battery the engine doesn't start. May be my last try to start the engine with the old starter battery was damaging the pcu. I measure at pin B32 only 10.5 Volt. All the relays and fuses are ok.

 

In the engine room I find a box 12 and 24 Volt with Murphy Relais. I think this is for the two alternators.

 

Any help is very much appreciated.

 

Hans

SY Wasabi

Isla Bastimentos


What is this pole for?

Rob Hughes
 

found this in the aft locker on our SM. does anyone know what it is for? it is 85 inches long


Re: Another secret question...

Nicolas Klene
 

Just in case the previous owner forgot in there , I need to check the spot !
laixoi@...
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Another secret question...

Lior Keydar
 

hi

please, can someone email it also to me?

lior246@...

thanks a lot
lior A54 #18


Re: Fuel Bladder on the aft cabin top

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks Eric!!! I learned a few things J

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 5:05 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Fuel Bladder on the aft cabin top

 

Hi Mark,

We usually mount a 50-gallon bladder to the cabin top in addition to having 2 aluminum 40 gallon tanks fitted into the life raft locker.

50 Gallons of diesel weighs about 350 pounds. That is not much weight considering the size of the tank.

The tank is tied to the rails using line with a wrap around the mizzen. We also use the supplied mounting straps and zip tie them closed as they have had a tendency to loosen.

We only do the final tightening of the straps and lines when the tank it totally full.

 

We use only one hose to fill  and empty the bladder. We used to fill the galley garbage can and with the use of a jabsco vane puppy pump we filled the bladder. When the bladder starts to get full we “Burp” the tank by jiggling the tank and reversing the pump to get the air out. I had Amel fit a 24-volt waterproof outlet in the cockpit .

The tank we use is the commercial Nauta tank fitted with bronze fittings. The regular Nauta tank used to weep diesel.

I fitted an elbow and fuel hose to the tank which ended with a locking ball valve . When it is time to empty the tank we just add a piece of hose and dump the entire tank into the main tank.

 

We now fill one of the auxiliary tanks with 40 gallons of diesel and while pumping the bladder we add the additional 10 gallons.

 

It is very important to have the tank very full without any air , it must be tied and strapped down tight, Never empty the tank partially. When the tank is totally full it is hard and does not move one inch.

 

I have been doing this for many years in all sea states. We just make it a practice to empty it as soon as we need 50 gallons. We then hold it up to get the last drop out , fold it up and put it into the port cockpit locker.

We also wrap the locking ball valve with foam rubber when it is on deck and when we put it away.

 

 

 


Re: Another secret question...

Mark Erdos
 

Good idea!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 3:03 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Another secret question...

 

Maybe we should have Zoom meeting about secret spots! Invitation only. 🤣

Ian & Margaret

S/V Loca Lola II 

SM153


On Apr 5, 2021, at 8:27 PM, Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

I think the SM has a very different place than the 54.  Can a SM owner directly reply to the SM requests?  

 

Porter McRoberts 

S/V IBIS A54-152

 



On Apr 5, 2021, at 12:42 PM, James via groups.io <jamestim@...> wrote:

Hi all..

Would also love to know more about secret 'Amel hiding places!'

I like to think I know my boat, but I'd LOVE to know what I may not know!!

Thanks guys!!

SV TITANIUM SM2K#260


Re: Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

Mark Erdos
 

I am not very familiar with Volvo but Yanmar have a fuse in the panel. Is the starter getting getting voltage when the key is turned to crank?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Hans-Joerg Wildhagen
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 11:15 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

 

Hi Mark

Thanks for the response.

Hope you and your wife are well in Tahiti.

The engine doesn't crank.

I turn the key to position 1.

The leds flashing around and the ventilator starts.

When all LEDs are out I turn the key to position 3 and nothing is happen. The ventilator stopps too.

BR Hans

 

Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> schrieb am Mo., 5. Apr. 2021, 15:54:

Hans,

 

When you say it doesn’t start, can you be more specific. It doesn’t crank or it cranks and will not fire?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Hans-Joerg Wildhagen
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 8:52 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

 

Hello, looking for some troubleshooting tips for my Volvo penta on my 55#13

 

After replacing the starter battery the engine doesn't start. May be my last try to start the engine with the old starter battery was damaging the pcu. I measure at pin B32 only 10.5 Volt. All the relays and fuses are ok.

 

In the engine room I find a box 12 and 24 Volt with Murphy Relais. I think this is for the two alternators.

 

Any help is very much appreciated.

 

Hans

SY Wasabi

Isla Bastimentos


Fuel Bladder on the aft cabin top

eric freedman
 

Sorry,

The internet is terribly slow here and I ave to send multiple emails.

 

 

 

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Fuel Bladder on the aft cabin top

eric freedman
 

Hi Mark,

We usually mount a 50-gallon bladder to the cabin top in addition to having 2 aluminum 40 gallon tanks fitted into the life raft locker.

50 Gallons of diesel weighs about 350 pounds. That is not much weight considering the size of the tank.

The tank is tied to the rails using line with a wrap around the mizzen. We also use the supplied mounting straps and zip tie them closed as they have had a tendency to loosen.

We only do the final tightening of the straps and lines when the tank it totally full.

 

We use only one hose to fill  and empty the bladder. We used to fill the galley garbage can and with the use of a jabsco vane puppy pump we filled the bladder. When the bladder starts to get full we “Burp” the tank by jiggling the tank and reversing the pump to get the air out. I had Amel fit a 24-volt waterproof outlet in the cockpit .

The tank we use is the commercial Nauta tank fitted with bronze fittings. The regular Nauta tank used to weep diesel.

I fitted an elbow and fuel hose to the tank which ended with a locking ball valve . When it is time to empty the tank we just add a piece of hose and dump the entire tank into the main tank.

 

We now fill one of the auxiliary tanks with 40 gallons of diesel and while pumping the bladder we add the additional 10 gallons.

 

It is very important to have the tank very full without any air , it must be tied and strapped down tight, Never empty the tank partially. When the tank is totally full it is hard and does not move one inch.

 

I have been doing this for many years in all sea states. We just make it a practice to empty it as soon as we need 50 gallons. We then hold it up to get the last drop out , fold it up and put it into the port cockpit locker.

We also wrap the locking ball valve with foam rubber when it is on deck and when we put it away.

 

 

 


Re: cover up holes of instruments

eric freedman
 

Nice Job !

Fair  Winds,

Eric

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Matt & Michelle Day
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 6:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cover up holes of instruments

 

Lovely job!

We are in the middle of doing the same refit.

Looked at several different materials and settled on King Starboard.  You can get just about any color, size and thickness you want. 

We went with black, intentionally trying to contrast with the original helm color.  The thickness used was 3/8 inch.  The finish is matte, so we minimize glare.  The material is stable and can be worked with standard work working tools.

Matt
Talia SM#208   


Re: Another secret question...

Ian Townsend
 

Maybe we should have Zoom meeting about secret spots! Invitation only. 🤣

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Apr 5, 2021, at 8:27 PM, Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

I think the SM has a very different place than the 54.  Can a SM owner directly reply to the SM requests?  

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152


On Apr 5, 2021, at 12:42 PM, James via groups.io <jamestim@...> wrote:

Hi all..

Would also love to know more about secret 'Amel hiding places!'

I like to think I know my boat, but I'd LOVE to know what I may not know!!

Thanks guys!!

SV TITANIUM SM2K#260


Re: Inside Tips - "How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel" - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube - Sat, 04/10/2021 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

Craig Briggs
 

So in that case, Joel, maybe you should just stick to American - nobody knows nor cares what a bloody "jubilee clip" is, anyway!
Cheers, Craig
--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Another secret question...

Porter McRoberts
 

I think the SM has a very different place than the 54.  Can a SM owner directly reply to the SM requests?  

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152


On Apr 5, 2021, at 12:42 PM, James via groups.io <jamestim@...> wrote:

Hi all..

Would also love to know more about secret 'Amel hiding places!'

I like to think I know my boat, but I'd LOVE to know what I may not know!!

Thanks guys!!

SV TITANIUM SM2K#260


Re: Another secret question...

James
 

Hi all..

Would also love to know more about secret 'Amel hiding places!'

I like to think I know my boat, but I'd LOVE to know what I may not know!!

Thanks guys!!

SV TITANIUM SM2K#260


Re: cover up holes of instruments

Matt & Michelle Day
 

Lovely job!

We are in the middle of doing the same refit.

Looked at several different materials and settled on King Starboard.  You can get just about any color, size and thickness you want. 

We went with black, intentionally trying to contrast with the original helm color.  The thickness used was 3/8 inch.  The finish is matte, so we minimize glare.  The material is stable and can be worked with standard work working tools.

Matt
Talia SM#208   


Re: Eumenia Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Dan Carlson
 

Thank you Gary, Alexander an Leopold for all of the responses. And particularly for the additional details on the part and access. 

I have added the capacitor to my shopping list and hopefully my daughter will be able to bring it when she visits in a couple of weeks. 

I have seen the instructions for access and removal of the dishwasher and did not want to undertake that until I had a good idea of what I should be looking for and what parts I should need to complete the job. 

Thanks and best regards, 
Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM #387




On Mon, Apr 5, 2021, 3:49 PM Gary Silver via groups.io <garysilver=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pics of Start/Run Capacitor on dishwasher: Pic 2:  Faulty one is as removed with case bulging and distorted.  Pic 1 shows location at the back of the enclosure, (note sheet metal screw below arrowhead (on of two) that I had to remove from below the dishwasher to allow the bottom of the enclosure to drop enough to get my hand in to remove/replace the capacitor.   Gary


Re: cover up holes of instruments

michael winand
 

This is how we covered up the old instruments, 

Michael  Nebo sm251 


On Tue, 6 Apr 2021 at 7:31 am, Eloi Bamberg
<eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hallo,
I will replace all of the old navigation electronics by new B&G: 1 triton above the chart table and 2 of them in the cockpit (plus a zeus 3s 12"). An suggestions to cover up all those holes remaining from the old instruments and screens, above the chart table and in the cockpit.

Thanks,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


cover up holes of instruments

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hallo,
I will replace all of the old navigation electronics by new B&G: 1 triton above the chart table and 2 of them in the cockpit (plus a zeus 3s 12"). An suggestions to cover up all those holes remaining from the old instruments and screens, above the chart table and in the cockpit.

Thanks,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion

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