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Re: Capacitors for Climma A/C

James Cromie
 

Alex - I have replaced all of the fan and compressor capacitors for each of my Climma Compact 9 units and the capacitors for my Dessalator motors with capacitors available through Coastal Climate Control. To hey so provide a slight discount if you are a Bill Rouse client.  One or two capacitors are not available from them.  I sourced these from Eurton Electronics. All units work flawlessly, and others have used the same capacitors.  Prices are very reasonable able at Eurton. 

I can provide my invoice if so desired. 

Best,
James
Soteria SM2k #347
Culebra

On Apr 24, 2019 17:22, Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
I'm trying to source 2mf and 4 mf Capacitors for the onboard Climma A/C unit. I'm currently in Fort Lauderdale.
The technician from a local Climma representative told me it needs to be the original Italfarad- but has no stock.

What's the experience in this group. Does it really have to be Italfarad or will any other (available) capacitor with the correct specs work too?

Best regards,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54 #15
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Capacitors for Climma A/C

Alexander Ramseyer
 

Dear Amelians,
I'm trying to source 2mf and 4 mf Capacitors for the onboard Climma A/C unit. I'm currently in Fort Lauderdale.
The technician from a local Climma representative told me it needs to be the original Italfarad- but has no stock.

What's the experience in this group. Does it really have to be Italfarad or will any other (available) capacitor with the correct specs work too?

Best regards,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54 #15
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Re: D3-110i-c

Denis Elborn
 

Thanks Bill but the tool I need fits onto the crankshaft pully so that you can remove the crankshaft bolt allowing you to remove the crankshaft pully which gives you access to the timing belt not the drive/alternator belt.

Do you have any info on that?

Regards, Denis

On 24 Apr 2019, at 1:22 am, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Denis,

Maybe the attached will help you.

Best,

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



On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 1:28 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi everyone,
I'm planning to replace my timing  belt and would like to know the dimensions of the counter hold tool so that I can make one before leaving Australia for Greece, also the size of the crankshaft nut would be useful.

Denis and Julie
Aventura A54-113


<Pages from Amel School Book Special Tool D3.pdf>


Toe rail pulley and outhaul-furling mounting doughnut

Mike Ondra
 

We installed the stainless toe rail pulleys from Mark McGovern. Not only are they beautiful, they installed easily and WORKED!

Anyone needing to replace the original Amel aluminum pulleys, Mark’s are a great option.

 

While we are sourcing parts, anyone have a source for the plastic “doughnuts” which mounts the outhaul and furling assemblies to their respective locations?

 

Thanks,

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, Maryland


Re: Spare fresh water pump

 

Nick,

This should help you:
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Best,

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



On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 1:29 AM ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have been following the various threads regarding replacing the freshwater pump.
On Amelia the pump with pressure vessel works fine but I have no spare and it sounds like it is only a question of time.
In the screen shot below are two pumps from Marco that look good. My questions are-
Is the electronic 14E really worth the extra cost?
The 12A could be used with the existing pressure vessel, whilst the 14E could be used without, right?

How reliable is the electronic controller for the 14E?

Nick s/y Amelia AML54-019




Re: D3-110i-c

 

Denis,

Maybe the attached will help you.

Best,

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



On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 1:28 AM Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:
Hi everyone,
I'm planning to replace my timing  belt and would like to know the dimensions of the counter hold tool so that I can make one before leaving Australia for Greece, also the size of the crankshaft nut would be useful.

Denis and Julie
Aventura A54-113


Re: Spare fresh water pump

David Vogel
 

Hi all,

We are currently using the Jabsco VFLO 5.0 series: constant-pressure variable-speed 5.0gpm/19lpm pumps,. No accumulator.

Quiet in operation.

Details

Series ID: 42755-0x9y
Model numbers ending 0x94are 24V; those ending 0x92 are 12V
42755-0094 running @ 40 PSI; Cut-out: 60 PSI
42755-0394 running @ 25psi (1.7bar) Cut-out: 35psi (2.4bar)

We use the -0394

Best,

David
SM#396, Perigee


Re: D3-110i-c

Martin Bevan
 

We have had the timing belt changed twice, once in New Zealand, 2,200 hours and recently in Spain, at 2,250 hours. There special Volvo tools for this, in NZ the Volvo engineer hired them in from Volvo NZ specifically for the job which lead me to believe that there was something about them that made them difficult to fabricate. Sorry not to be more helpful, you are probably better equipped than me to do the job. 

Martin Bevan
Caduceus AMEL 54 #56

On 23 Apr 2019, at 08:28, Denis Elborn <delborn@...> wrote:

Hi everyone,
I'm planning to replace my timing  belt and would like to know the dimensions of the counter hold tool so that I can make one before leaving Australia for Greece, also the size of the crankshaft nut would be useful.

Denis and Julie
Aventura A54-113


Re: Spare fresh water pump

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

As I understand, the accumulator tank maintains a consistent pressure of water, I would not be without one however, the small accumulator tank on the Reyer pump I discarded. This was an error on my part as I found it prevents chatter in the line and stabilises or softens the cut in and out of the switch.

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM #171
 

On Tue, 23 Apr 2019 at 17:48, Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
Hi Nick,

I have a Marco 12E as water pump.  It works well without an accumulator tank.

Good luck

Jean-Pierre, Eleuthera, SM007


On 23 Apr 2019, at 19:44, seagasm <seagasm@...> wrote:

Nick, I have replaced the Reya pump system twice, I was completely disappointed with this unit and replaced it again with a Johnson WPS 3.5 Water Pressure System Pump (google specs). This Unit cost $210.00 AUD and worked perfectly for 9 years (we live on our boat). I have just replaced this pump with a new one of the same due to a failure yet to be found. However, parts are available and I will retain the old refurbished pump as a spare. 

There are two wires, black and red, that run externally from the pressure switch to the motor, you can cut the red wire (positive+) and jump that to the green wire that goes to the green indicator light in the galley to indicate the pump is operating. Easy pezzy.

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn, Tradewinds III SM #171


On Tue, 23 Apr 2019 at 16:29, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have been following the various threads regarding replacing the freshwater pump.
On Amelia the pump with pressure vessel works fine but I have no spare and it sounds like it is only a question of time.
In the screen shot below are two pumps from Marco that look good. My questions are-
Is the electronic 14E really worth the extra cost?
The 12A could be used with the existing pressure vessel, whilst the 14E could be used without, right?

How reliable is the electronic controller for the 14E?

Nick s/y Amelia AML54-019



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Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Email: seagasm@...
Mobile/cell: +61 477 652 046
PO Box 1339
Hervey Bay Qld 4655
Australia

--
Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Email: seagasm@...
Mobile/cell: +61 477 652 046
PO Box 1339
Hervey Bay Qld 4655
Australia


Re: Spare fresh water pump

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Nick,

I have a Marco 12E as water pump.  It works well without an accumulator tank.

Good luck

Jean-Pierre, Eleuthera, SM007


On 23 Apr 2019, at 19:44, seagasm <seagasm@...> wrote:

Nick, I have replaced the Reya pump system twice, I was completely disappointed with this unit and replaced it again with a Johnson WPS 3.5 Water Pressure System Pump (google specs). This Unit cost $210.00 AUD and worked perfectly for 9 years (we live on our boat). I have just replaced this pump with a new one of the same due to a failure yet to be found. However, parts are available and I will retain the old refurbished pump as a spare. 

There are two wires, black and red, that run externally from the pressure switch to the motor, you can cut the red wire (positive+) and jump that to the green wire that goes to the green indicator light in the galley to indicate the pump is operating. Easy pezzy.

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn, Tradewinds III SM #171


On Tue, 23 Apr 2019 at 16:29, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have been following the various threads regarding replacing the freshwater pump.
On Amelia the pump with pressure vessel works fine but I have no spare and it sounds like it is only a question of time.
In the screen shot below are two pumps from Marco that look good. My questions are-
Is the electronic 14E really worth the extra cost?
The 12A could be used with the existing pressure vessel, whilst the 14E could be used without, right?

How reliable is the electronic controller for the 14E?

Nick s/y Amelia AML54-019



--
Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Email: seagasm@...
Mobile/cell: +61 477 652 046
PO Box 1339
Hervey Bay Qld 4655
Australia


Re: Spare fresh water pump

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

Nick, I have replaced the Reya pump system twice, I was completely disappointed with this unit and replaced it again with a Johnson WPS 3.5 Water Pressure System Pump (google specs). This Unit cost $210.00 AUD and worked perfectly for 9 years (we live on our boat). I have just replaced this pump with a new one of the same due to a failure yet to be found. However, parts are available and I will retain the old refurbished pump as a spare. 

There are two wires, black and red, that run externally from the pressure switch to the motor, you can cut the red wire (positive+) and jump that to the green wire that goes to the green indicator light in the galley to indicate the pump is operating. Easy pezzy.

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn, Tradewinds III SM #171


On Tue, 23 Apr 2019 at 16:29, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have been following the various threads regarding replacing the freshwater pump.
On Amelia the pump with pressure vessel works fine but I have no spare and it sounds like it is only a question of time.
In the screen shot below are two pumps from Marco that look good. My questions are-
Is the electronic 14E really worth the extra cost?
The 12A could be used with the existing pressure vessel, whilst the 14E could be used without, right?

How reliable is the electronic controller for the 14E?

Nick s/y Amelia AML54-019



--
Kind Regards
Barry Ferguson

Email: seagasm@...
Mobile/cell: +61 477 652 046
PO Box 1339
Hervey Bay Qld 4655
Australia


Re: Spare fresh water pump

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Nick,

We have a 14E Marco pump on Elyse for 2 years now without issues. I never considered keeping the old accumulator, it's so big !

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Spare fresh water pump

ngtnewington Newington
 

I have been following the various threads regarding replacing the freshwater pump.
On Amelia the pump with pressure vessel works fine but I have no spare and it sounds like it is only a question of time.
In the screen shot below are two pumps from Marco that look good. My questions are-
Is the electronic 14E really worth the extra cost?
The 12A could be used with the existing pressure vessel, whilst the 14E could be used without, right?

How reliable is the electronic controller for the 14E?

Nick s/y Amelia AML54-019


D3-110i-c

Denis Elborn
 

Hi everyone,
I'm planning to replace my timing  belt and would like to know the dimensions of the counter hold tool so that I can make one before leaving Australia for Greece, also the size of the crankshaft nut would be useful.

Denis and Julie
Aventura A54-113


Re: New Engine alignfment in a SM

eric freedman
 

Sorry Graham,

I sent you photos for the 4jh3hte Yanmar.

The way that I removed the coupling might be helpful.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:18 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Engine alignfment in a SM

 


Sula is SM 140. These are the mounts removed from under the old volvo. I presume originals. They are by Schwartz and googling that and the numbers brings up very little. I am awaiting a reply from Amel after Easter.

The Vetus K50 is noted. Could be the answer but there might be a weight issue. New engine including gear box approx 300 kg plus weight of the top of Cdrive at 50 kg.


Re: New Engine alignfment in a SM

Graham Boyd
 


Sula is SM 140. These are the mounts removed from under the old volvo. I presume originals. They are by Schwartz and googling that and the numbers brings up very little. I am awaiting a reply from Amel after Easter.

The Vetus K50 is noted. Could be the answer but there might be a weight issue. New engine including gear box approx 300 kg plus weight of the top of Cdrive at 50 kg.


Re: New Engine alignment in a SM

Graham Boyd
 

Hi Bill thanks again.

We are going to machine a false coupling plate and follow the rest of your instructions and Olivier's as well. Could you forward any drawings you may have that would help. my email is crwggb@...

Graham


Re: Marco Pump stoppage

Mark Erdos
 

Duane,

 

Glad you have water pumping again.

 

Keep in mind that PR is a part of the USPS and you can Express Mail or Priority Mail (2-3 days) to the island from most USA online chandleries at regular postal rates. Also, the West Marine on PR adds a surcharge to their already ridiculously high prices. Better to buy from the mainland and pay for shipping.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - San Blas Islands, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, April 21, 2019 12:56 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Marco Pump stoppage

 

Follow up:

After checking for a blockage, lack of voltage, or lack of water, the manual says the only other thing to check is the motor brushes. 

I took the back cover off and one motor brushholder and brush wire were badly corroded.  The wire fell apart as I touched it.  I replaced the wire with some copper stranded wire that I jammed into a hole I drilled in the carbon brush and then glued in place (not the best electrical connection, but the carbon block wouldn't accept solder).  I could not unsolder the wire from the circuit board (not enough heat) so I filed it flat and drilled it out hoping not to hit the conductor on the circuit board. Then I soldered the new wire to the circuit board.  When I reinstalled, it still didn't work, but gave a different error light.  We neglected to turn off the breaker and seeing it the next morning I turned it off, then thought “what the heck” and turned the breaker back on...it started running!  It must require going through a start-up several times before it resets.  I opened the bleed screw to permit the air to expell as it primed and eureka!  It is pumping water again!

This is probably a temporary repair, so we'll try to source a new pump in Puerto Rico.


Re: Marco Pump stoppage

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Duane,

I went through the same process 2 years ago.  My chosen replacement pump is a Marco 12E.

It is more compact than the original and as it is a constant pressure pump, I did not bother with an accumulator tank.  There is a very short delay for the pump to start up but this is fully acceptable to us.  

You may fit a smaller capacity/pressure Marco.  Some folks have fitted the 3 E model.

Best of luck.

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, in New Zealand leaving soon for Fiji.



On 22 Apr 2019, at 04:55, Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk@...> wrote:

Follow up:

After checking for a blockage, lack of voltage, or lack of water, the manual says the only other thing to check is the motor brushes. 

I took the back cover off and one motor brushholder and brush wire were badly corroded.  The wire fell apart as I touched it.  I replaced the wire with some copper stranded wire that I jammed into a hole I drilled in the carbon brush and then glued in place (not the best electrical connection, but the carbon block wouldn't accept solder).  I could not unsolder the wire from the circuit board (not enough heat) so I filed it flat and drilled it out hoping not to hit the conductor on the circuit board. Then I soldered the new wire to the circuit board.  When I reinstalled, it still didn't work, but gave a different error light.  We neglected to turn off the breaker and seeing it the next morning I turned it off, then thought “what the heck” and turned the breaker back on...it started running!  It must require going through a start-up several times before it resets.  I opened the bleed screw to permit the air to expell as it primed and eureka!  It is pumping water again!

This is probably a temporary repair, so we'll try to source a new pump in Puerto Rico.


Re: Marco Pump stoppage

Duane Siegfri
 

Follow up:

After checking for a blockage, lack of voltage, or lack of water, the manual says the only other thing to check is the motor brushes. 

I took the back cover off and one motor brushholder and brush wire were badly corroded.  The wire fell apart as I touched it.  I replaced the wire with some copper stranded wire that I jammed into a hole I drilled in the carbon brush and then glued in place (not the best electrical connection, but the carbon block wouldn't accept solder).  I could not unsolder the wire from the circuit board (not enough heat) so I filed it flat and drilled it out hoping not to hit the conductor on the circuit board. Then I soldered the new wire to the circuit board.  When I reinstalled, it still didn't work, but gave a different error light.  We neglected to turn off the breaker and seeing it the next morning I turned it off, then thought “what the heck” and turned the breaker back on...it started running!  It must require going through a start-up several times before it resets.  I opened the bleed screw to permit the air to expell as it primed and eureka!  It is pumping water again!

This is probably a temporary repair, so we'll try to source a new pump in Puerto Rico.

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