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High Pitched Alarm coming from somewhere around the Nav Station

Mark Garver
 

We had the boat put on the hard when Hurricane Florence was off shore, not knowing if it would create storm surge, or even impact the Mobjack Bay area because we were back in Texas. I got back to the boat yesterday and it was in the water and I began ensuring all of the systems were turned on etc.

I noticed they hadn't turned on the 50Hz inverter, and since it was piping hot on the boat I wanted to run the A/C. As soon as I turned it on I got an AC Overload fault and this high pitch alarm started from behind the nav station. I turned of the Charger/Inverter and walked the boat and found they had left the AC units on, so I turned each of them off, came back and turned on the 50Hz Charger and Inverter, everything came up fine except... I still have this aggravating noise that has now been going on for 15 hours. Yesterday, when it first happened I thought it was a low battery warning so I just went about other projects, yet this morning, woke up and the alarm noise is still going and the batteries show Full Charge.

Any one have ideas?

Thanks,

Mark
S/V It's Good
SM #105
Gloucester, VA


Re: Climma A/C saltwater plumbing - I was wrong!

Duane Siegfri
 

John,

Based on the Amel Appendix sketch of seawater flow, if the aft cabin AC unit heat exchanger was plugged, then the other two units would not get any flow.  Also, if the AC HX was blocked, would not the seawater pump would trip its breaker?   Also, if the two forward AC's were not getting any flow they would trip their breakers (you can check this by closing the seacock, which I did once inadvertently). 

This doesn't seem like a good idea on the face of it to me (but then what I don't know would fill volumes...).  However it seems to work pretty well.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diesel leak

Patrick McAneny
 

I am sorry , I failed to mention that the leak is on the Onan Gen engine ,not the Volvo. 
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 8:09 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diesel leak

 
I have discovered that all three nipples screwed into the high pressure pump are leaking around the threads. I have a Volvo TMD22a . I could only get a wrench on the one on the end and tightened it a bit, but still leaking. I was told that I should reinstall them with teflon tape  around the threads. Would this be the recommended way to go? I am afraid a sealant may find its way into the system. Secondly, will I be able to bleed the air at the pump , or will I need to bleed the system at the injectors ?
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Diesel leak

Patrick McAneny
 

I have discovered that all three nipples screwed into the high pressure pump are leaking around the threads. I have a Volvo TMD22a . I could only get a wrench on the one on the end and tightened it a bit, but still leaking. I was told that I should reinstall them with teflon tape  around the threads. Would this be the recommended way to go? I am afraid a sealant may find its way into the system. Secondly, will I be able to bleed the air at the pump , or will I need to bleed the system at the injectors ?

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autoprop vs Maxprop and specs of each

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Alan

Thanks for those comments which make me wonder if this is just a prop grease issue??? Let me explain ...
Firstly I should say that this boat has never been cruised before Lauren and I set off 1.75 years ago. Up until before I owned it the previous owner had done just 600 hrs on the engine and half that on the generator in 10 years of ownership, plus employed an Amel technician bi-weekly for 10 years to care for her. Based on this I doubt that I could have any U Drive issues or major prop wear as we have been very careful owners too.

I had originally intended to do my normal 2 year haul-out in Cape Town but we became pinned down by bad weather in Durban unable to get any 33hr+ weather windows to sail down to East London on this notoriously dangerous coastline. Because of this, and with time for the Cape Town haul-out dwindling, I haul out in Durban instead, and did the normal prop wearing bearing replacement, bottom paint, plus lifted the waterline stripe.

On turning the prop blades out the water they didn't seem as smooth as normal, and on top of this, in my rush to get back into the water when a possible good weather window was forming, I did not re-grease the prop. That could possibly be the source of my issues, and rather foolish as I have always been so painstakingly careful to follow each and every step to the letter!! In fact I have never greased this prop as I simply sent it back to Bruntons last time to do the bearing change and grease in their factory.

In order to make a run directly for Cape Town (900nm approx) I sailed out of Durban early into the end of the previous SW front and therefore had to motor sail for a day before we picked up good wind and current. Over the next 3 days we shot down the coast breaking all our past records with 3 consecutive 200nm days with our best ever 24hrs clocking up 225nm!! Great sailing indeed and we ran as hard as we could direct for Cape Town right out at sea with pole out and all sails up until rounding Cape Agulus (most southern tip of Africa) where we had to turn NW into un-predicted 30kts head wind and 4+ knot adverse current making for hard motoring to maintain just 3 kts forward motion. When I say hard, that means max 2000 RPM on the Yanmar 75 (very seldom would I ever run the motor above this).

It was at this time that I noticed more prop noise and that there was a slight resultant vibration on the top of the UDrive unit only, not on the main engine side at all. We immediately reduced to usual 1400 - 1600 max revs and crawled into Cape Town to ensure no damage could be done. At those revs there was absolutely no vibration visable at all.

I will drop you a personal email sometime regarding the Indian Ocean crossing as it has been awesome and I hghly recommend it, but course you can also follow our videos on "Sailing Island Pearl" https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmvAE1BtOM7J8orw237BDgQ?view_as=subscriber , but in summary from far east Indonesia through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Maldives, Chagos, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Runion, Madagascar and now South Africa we have spent 1.75 years in the Indian Ocean and absolutely loved every minute of it. We have faced 50+ knots, 6m+ seas and this boat has been unbelievable as it never ever felt unsafe or out of control to either myself or any crew on board. These are outstanding boats indeed and I learn to respect Captain Amel more and more every day that I sail and live aboard the Amel Super Maramu.

Best regards
Colin Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM#332.
Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town


On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 12:17 PM divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Colin,


i don't know where that information came from about later SMs having Maxprops.
Elyse is 2004 and we have the Autoprop.
i changed the bearings 4 years ago, even though there were no issues. It wasn't a difficult job with the right tools.
 We've since put 1300 hours on the engine and no problems with the Autoprop, no strange vibrations.
I grease it every time we are out of the water for whatever reason.

We'll do the bearings again next haul for C-drive, antifoul etc.

How was your Indian Ocean crossing ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Noumea



--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Autoprop vs Maxprop and specs of each

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Colin,

i don't know where that information came from about later SMs having Maxprops.
Elyse is 2004 and we have the Autoprop.
i changed the bearings 4 years ago, even though there were no issues. It wasn't a difficult job with the right tools.
 We've since put 1300 hours on the engine and no problems with the Autoprop, no strange vibrations.
I grease it every time we are out of the water for whatever reason.

We'll do the bearings again next haul for C-drive, antifoul etc.

How was your Indian Ocean crossing ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Noumea


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail) [2 Attachments]

Alan Leslie
 

Same with me...on the waiting list
Jean-Luc Mertz posted pics of a plastic pulley just recently, but no information about them.

Jean-Luc can you share some information about these pulleys?
Is it possible to buy them from you, or...?

I'm sure a lot of people like me would be interested.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Noumea


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail) [2 Attachments]

Mike Ondra
 

Hello to the many, like me, is search of the elusive toe rail pulley (aka headsail car drive pulley).

Inquiries to Maud at SAV Amel since August have yielded  the same response – €214 each, not in stock, don’t know when, but will put you on the waiting list.

Some have looked into machining from aluminum or printing in stainless steel…any luck?

I have looking into the Andersen Winch fixed line tender (aka Amel mainsheet traveler tender) as that is the same function and size. While pricey, it seems also to be unavailable…at least I have not been able to find one new or used. (Should be a marine salvage part.)

Has anyone found a source?

Thanks,

Mike Ondra

ALETES SM#240

 

From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 11:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail) [2 Attachments]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from Kelly Ran included below]

Salut,

 

We have the same problem with one of ours.

I modeled the pulley, and we are having a test unit printed out of 316 stainless. (See attached.) My guess is that it will take a couple of iterations to get this part completely right. Will let you know how it turns out.

 

Kelly + Ryan

SM233 Iteration 

Boston

 

 

On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 10:58 AM, jlm@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

[Attachment(s) from jlm@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

Bonjour,

On my Super Maramu 2000 I have the two pulley cracked ! (they are maked "AMEL")

Amel have no delivery time for this spare part .......

It seams that I am not the only one with this problem ....

Did any one of you solved this without AMEL part ?

Merci

JL MERTZ

Cottonbay.fr

 


Re: Autoprop vs Maxprop and specs of each

greatketch@...
 


Colin,

If I was starting form a bare prop shaft, or from a fixed prop, my preference would be the Maxprop, but in your case, you have the Autoprop. I definitely agree with Bill Rouse that the performance differences between the two make it hard to justify the expense of changing from one to the other.

You will find many more productive ways of spending the same amount of money!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

---In amelyachtowners@..., <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote :

We serviced our autoprop 18 months ago but with so much time in Asia, Maldives etc with little to no wind we have already exceeded the recommended 800 - 1000hrs use after which it is time to re-service the Autoprop by changing all bearings.


Having done 1400 hrs since the last autoprop bearing replacement we have developed a very slight vibration noticeable at engine speeds over 1800 rpms which we saw previously and which disappeared as son as the autoprop bearings were replaced last time.


I now hear that Amel moved the spec from Autoprop to Maxprop due to similar issues some years after our 2001 SM was manufactured?


Question 1.

Does anyone on this group know the specs of the correct sized Maxprop which would match our Yanmar 75hp on the SM? If not, what is the spec of the Maxprop which Amel fitted to later SM's?


Question 2.

Does anyone here have experience of both the Autoprop and the Maxprop on their SM's? Any noticable difference in performance, top speed and prop noise?


We are in touch with Bruntons in UK and will probably order a replacement bearing set in the next day or so but before I spend that money I would like to think about the alternative of rather moving to a new Maxprop. Any ideas on the prices of these as I believe they are significantly cheaper than the Autoprop?


We arrived into Cape Town early this morning after spending the past 1.75 years seeing all of the Indian Ocean. Great to be in one of the worlds most beautiful cities and back in the Atlantic Ocean. We depart Cape Town for Caribbean in late November.


Thanks


Colin Streeter

SV Island Pearl II, sm #332

Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town, South Africa


A54 Anchor wash pump

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,

Is it still possible to get the original anchor wash pump for the A54 (Reya A66)?
Are there any good alternatives that might be easier to source?

Thanks,
Thomas
GARULFO A54-122
Curacao


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Priming Fresh water pump

Sv Garulfo
 


Wolfgang, 

It can be a leak in the solenoid. It happened to us a couple of years ago. We replaced it but there is a page on the Amel Club website that explains how to dismantle it and clean it. It’s feasible and I have done it.


In french, but google translate is your friend and there are pictures. 

Cheers

Thomas



On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 at 19:05, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,
Starts by itself- I don't known Why. Perhaps dirt in the waterline, shocked by heavy weather ?
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Hi Wolfgang,

I was going to add information on what started that saga. I had left the port hole of the aft head open and a downpour happened while we were away. I can only guess that somehow triggered the rinse of the toilet. Lesson learnt again there. 

In your case, did the rinse start by itself or did it just not stopped after a user started it?

The solenoid for the rinse works just fine for us, so it’s not stuck open or something. 
I’m not sure how a low battery voltage would keep it open as the rest position is closed, though. And, definitely not a voltage issue for us. 


Best 

Thomas

On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 at 18:43, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,
Our forward toilett did 2 Times start toilett flush and did Not stop - on the way toilett empty the watertank.the same time the freshwaterpump did Not stop, because voltage /Battery were too Low. 
Batteries were more than 6 years Old.  Alter replacement everything is ok.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162










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Hi Bill,

That sounds like bad news (like a somehow broken pump) because i would expect a suction side air leak to have caused problems before we got into the empty tank situation?

Is there a foot valve on the suction line side in the tank to keep it primed ? Is that what you call the in-line one way valve?

I’ll investigate the hoses and try the pump on its own. 

Thanks
Thomas


On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 at 09:19, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It is self priming. 

Self priming pumps don't prime if there is a suction-side air leak. Maybe the easiest way to find the problem is to disconnect the suction hose at the source fitting near the bulkhead behind the pump and using a funnel add water to the pump through this hose and reconnect. The suction leak is probably at this hose connection, or at the other end of this hose at the connection to the pump.

Also, you might find the in-line one-way valve stuck open with trash.

Hope this helps.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 07:31 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all, 

Last night our fresh water pump emptied the fresh water tank (via the toilet rinse).

We refilled the tank with 150L of water. But the pump runs empty. I feel the suction line needs to be re primed. 
We have the original Reya pump and accumulator from Amel. 

Any advice on how to do that?

Thanks
Thomas

GARULFO
A54 122
Curacao 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Priming Fresh water pump

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hi Thomas,
Starts by itself- I don't known Why. Perhaps dirt in the waterline, shocked by heavy weather ?
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Datum: 10.10.18 23:55 (GMT+00:00)
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Priming Fresh water pump

 

Hi Wolfgang,

I was going to add information on what started that saga. I had left the port hole of the aft head open and a downpour happened while we were away. I can only guess that somehow triggered the rinse of the toilet. Lesson learnt again there. 

In your case, did the rinse start by itself or did it just not stopped after a user started it?

The solenoid for the rinse works just fine for us, so it’s not stuck open or something. 
I’m not sure how a low battery voltage would keep it open as the rest position is closed, though. And, definitely not a voltage issue for us. 


Best 

Thomas

On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 at 18:43, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,
Our forward toilett did 2 Times start toilett flush and did Not stop - on the way toilett empty the watertank.the same time the freshwaterpump did Not stop, because voltage /Battery were too Low. 
Batteries were more than 6 years Old.  Alter replacement everything is ok.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162










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Datum: 10.10.18 14:50 (GMT+00:00)
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Priming Fresh water pump

 

Hi Bill,

That sounds like bad news (like a somehow broken pump) because i would expect a suction side air leak to have caused problems before we got into the empty tank situation?

Is there a foot valve on the suction line side in the tank to keep it primed ? Is that what you call the in-line one way valve?

I’ll investigate the hoses and try the pump on its own. 

Thanks
Thomas


On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 at 09:19, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It is self priming. 

Self priming pumps don't prime if there is a suction-side air leak. Maybe the easiest way to find the problem is to disconnect the suction hose at the source fitting near the bulkhead behind the pump and using a funnel add water to the pump through this hose and reconnect. The suction leak is probably at this hose connection, or at the other end of this hose at the connection to the pump.

Also, you might find the in-line one-way valve stuck open with trash.

Hope this helps.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 07:31 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all, 

Last night our fresh water pump emptied the fresh water tank (via the toilet rinse).

We refilled the tank with 150L of water. But the pump runs empty. I feel the suction line needs to be re primed. 
We have the original Reya pump and accumulator from Amel. 

Any advice on how to do that?

Thanks
Thomas

GARULFO
A54 122
Curacao 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Priming Fresh water pump

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Wolfgang,

I was going to add information on what started that saga. I had left the port hole of the aft head open and a downpour happened while we were away. I can only guess that somehow triggered the rinse of the toilet. Lesson learnt again there. 

In your case, did the rinse start by itself or did it just not stopped after a user started it?

The solenoid for the rinse works just fine for us, so it’s not stuck open or something. 
I’m not sure how a low battery voltage would keep it open as the rest position is closed, though. And, definitely not a voltage issue for us. 


Best 

Thomas

On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 at 18:43, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,
Our forward toilett did 2 Times start toilett flush and did Not stop - on the way toilett empty the watertank.the same time the freshwaterpump did Not stop, because voltage /Battery were too Low. 
Batteries were more than 6 years Old.  Alter replacement everything is ok.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162










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Datum: 10.10.18 14:50 (GMT+00:00)
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Priming Fresh water pump

 

Hi Bill,

That sounds like bad news (like a somehow broken pump) because i would expect a suction side air leak to have caused problems before we got into the empty tank situation?

Is there a foot valve on the suction line side in the tank to keep it primed ? Is that what you call the in-line one way valve?

I’ll investigate the hoses and try the pump on its own. 

Thanks
Thomas


On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 at 09:19, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It is self priming. 

Self priming pumps don't prime if there is a suction-side air leak. Maybe the easiest way to find the problem is to disconnect the suction hose at the source fitting near the bulkhead behind the pump and using a funnel add water to the pump through this hose and reconnect. The suction leak is probably at this hose connection, or at the other end of this hose at the connection to the pump.

Also, you might find the in-line one-way valve stuck open with trash.

Hope this helps.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 07:31 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all, 

Last night our fresh water pump emptied the fresh water tank (via the toilet rinse).

We refilled the tank with 150L of water. But the pump runs empty. I feel the suction line needs to be re primed. 
We have the original Reya pump and accumulator from Amel. 

Any advice on how to do that?

Thanks
Thomas

GARULFO
A54 122
Curacao 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Priming Fresh water pump

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hi Thomas,
Our forward toilett did 2 Times start toilett flush and did Not stop - on the way toilett empty the watertank.the same time the freshwaterpump did Not stop, because voltage /Battery were too Low. 
Batteries were more than 6 years Old.  Alter replacement everything is ok.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162










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An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Priming Fresh water pump

 

Hi Bill,

That sounds like bad news (like a somehow broken pump) because i would expect a suction side air leak to have caused problems before we got into the empty tank situation?

Is there a foot valve on the suction line side in the tank to keep it primed ? Is that what you call the in-line one way valve?

I’ll investigate the hoses and try the pump on its own. 

Thanks
Thomas


On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 at 09:19, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

It is self priming. 

Self priming pumps don't prime if there is a suction-side air leak. Maybe the easiest way to find the problem is to disconnect the suction hose at the source fitting near the bulkhead behind the pump and using a funnel add water to the pump through this hose and reconnect. The suction leak is probably at this hose connection, or at the other end of this hose at the connection to the pump.

Also, you might find the in-line one-way valve stuck open with trash.

Hope this helps.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 07:31 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all, 

Last night our fresh water pump emptied the fresh water tank (via the toilet rinse).

We refilled the tank with 150L of water. But the pump runs empty. I feel the suction line needs to be re primed. 
We have the original Reya pump and accumulator from Amel. 

Any advice on how to do that?

Thanks
Thomas

GARULFO
A54 122
Curacao 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Climma A/C saltwater plumbing - I was wrong! [1 Attachment]

 

Mark,

I was too, until I was told differently by a respected person at Amel.

Attached is the PDF I sent him. I am expecting an answer tomorrow.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 5:11 PM mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I'm in the series plumbed camp as well.  The AC unit in the v-berth has one hose in and one hose out and Amel's own documentation shows that at least the SM2k's are plumbed in series.  See the attached file.


Mark McGovern
SM 440 Cara
Deale, MD USA 


Re: Climma A/C saltwater plumbing - I was wrong!

mfmcgovern@...
 

I'm in the series plumbed camp as well.  The AC unit in the v-berth has one hose in and one hose out and Amel's own documentation shows that at least the SM2k's are plumbed in series.  See the attached file.

Mark McGovern
SM 440 Cara
Deale, MD USA 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Older Maramu mooring line position

David Wallace
 

Hi Miles
On Air Ops the previous owner added large eye bolts to the aft lifting plates so we use them to run a spring line aft. Then I have a line with a large attached carabiner that we hook onto the fwd lifting plate for a forward spring line. We've thought about mounting a cleat amidships but spend so little time in marinas that it’s never risen very high on our work list.

Dave
sv Air Ops
Marabú 104


On Oct 10, 2018, at 1:09 PM, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi there
I’m sitting in a marina for the first time in a while and there is a little bit of a surge
It’s got me wondering about the ‘proper’ Amel way to tie up this boat.
Unlike any other boat I’ve ever been on before the older Maramus have no midship cleats for the spring lines
So I presume I use the lifting eyes ?
Or perhaps these have an alternative use?
So be interested to know you tie up your springs and any why the lifting chain plates have 2 holes in. One large one small.
Many thanks in advance
Miles



Re: Autoprop vs Maxprop and specs of each

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Colin,
As you shop I'd recommend you include in your cogimitations the AutoStream (not Autoprop), by Seahawk, Australia (available worldwide). It is similar to the MacProp but beautifully made in Stainless Steel (won't fight with your prop shaft) and much less expensive.
Cheers, Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Brunswick, GA USA


---In amelyachtowners@..., <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote :

We serviced our autoprop 18 months ago but with so much time in Asia, Maldives etc with little to no wind we have already exceeded the recommended 800 - 1000hrs use after which it is time to re-service the Autoprop by changing all bearings.


Having done 1400 hrs since the last autoprop bearing replacement we have developed a very slight vibration noticeable at engine speeds over 1800 rpms which we saw previously and which disappeared as son as the autoprop bearings were replaced last time.


I now hear that Amel moved the spec from Autoprop to Maxprop due to similar issues some years after our 2001 SM was manufactured?


Question 1.

Does anyone on this group know the specs of the correct sized Maxprop which would match our Yanmar 75hp on the SM? If not, what is the spec of the Maxprop which Amel fitted to later SM's?


Question 2.

Does anyone here have experience of both the Autoprop and the Maxprop on their SM's? Any noticable difference in performance, top speed and prop noise?


We are in touch with Bruntons in UK and will probably order a replacement bearing set in the next day or so but before I spend that money I would like to think about the alternative of rather moving to a new Maxprop. Any ideas on the prices of these as I believe they are significantly cheaper than the Autoprop?


We arrived into Cape Town early this morning after spending the past 1.75 years seeing all of the Indian Ocean. Great to be in one of the worlds most beautiful cities and back in the Atlantic Ocean. We depart Cape Town for Caribbean in late November.


Thanks


Colin Streeter

SV Island Pearl II, sm #332

Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town, South Africa


Re: Priming Fresh water pump

Arno Luijten
 

About your remark to the system to prevent the pump running dry. There is a shop on curacao that sells a slightly different pressure switch that will prevent just that.
When I bought a new pressure switch, I bought this model without knowing this. It took me a while to figure out what was happening. But it works fine now.
If the system is out of pressure you need to push a lever on the switch that will start the pump, once the pressure starts building you can release the lever and next the pump will stop at the requested pressure. Only when you run the system dry or leave a tap open and the pump switched off (therefore de-pressurizing the system), you will need to re-prime the switch.

Cheers,

Arno


Re: Priming Fresh water pump

Arno Luijten
 

I had the exact same issue. The pump is only self-priming if the pump-housing is filled with water. The impeller does run at quite close tolerances in the housing but when it's empty you will not generate enough suction power to get the water up from the tank, especially if the tank is not filled to the brim.

So after I refurbished the pump, no water was picked up from the tank.
I removed the outlet hose, filled the housing with water, put the hose back on and presto!
When I switch off the pump and leave the system for some days, the pressure does not really drop and no air is introduced in the system, so there it's unlikely the system has any leaks.
There is also a non-return valve in the suction part of the pump. If that is leaking you may see the the pump-housing drained back into the tank if you run the tank dry.

Regards,

Arno
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