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Re: BILGE WATER PUMP #replacement

 

Jose,

She is Chiara Fruzza and I am already in touch with her. Chiara is in charge of Foreign Trade.

Thanks,

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


On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 10:36 AM Jose Alegria <Josealegr@...> wrote:
Bill hi

I don´y know wich position.
I bought one new pompe and spare kit one year ago directly from TF MARINE SRL.
One month ago I receive a phone call from one lady named FRUZZA ( fruzza@...  +39 0584-65101-(231)) explained me TF marine was included  at  GIANNESCHI operation and ask me if I would like receive a complete info about GIANNESCHI products.
She send me the files in attachment.
Wich are the Fruzza role in GIANNESCHI operation I don´t know.

Greetings
 
José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
josealegr@...
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37




On Sat, 13 Feb 2021 at 15:11, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Jose, what is the position of the individuals you mentioned? I am looking for a high-level decision-maker at Gianneschi. Is Luigi Gianneschi that person? Do you have an email for him?


Victor, 

When you contact them tell them it is a TM 50:
image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 8:41 AM Jose Alegria <Josealegr@...> wrote:
Victor hi

Contact: 


They are now the distributors of TF MARINE - the builders of  TM50 24 V CC and they sell too the spare part kits.

fruzza@...

+39 0584-65101-(231)

Kind regards,

Gianneschi Pumps and Blowers S.r.l.

via Luigi Gianneschi 270 - 55041 Capezzano Pianore - Lucca - ITALIA
Tel +39 0584 365101 (r.a.) Fax +39 0584 969411
Web Site: www.gianneschi.net - E-mail: info@...




José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
PORTUGAL
josealegr@...
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37




On Sat, 13 Feb 2021 at 13:51, VICTOR MOLERO <victor.moleroxx@...> wrote:
Hello all.
My old AMFA bilge water pump broke the membrane and I haven't been able to find a replacement. Can anyone recomend where to find them? In case I don't, I will have to buy a new pump (which may not be a bad idea considering the age of the old one), so is there a brand and model that you recomend? I've seen Vetus, Jabsco, Johnson, but I really don't know which will be better or if there's any real difference between them... How many littres per minute do you recommend? Any other consideration that I should be aware of before buying the new pump?
Thanks in advance.
Victor
SM314 Alendoy


Re: BILGE WATER PUMP #replacement

Jose Alegria
 

Bill hi

I don´y know wich position.
I bought one new pompe and spare kit one year ago directly from TF MARINE SRL.
One month ago I receive a phone call from one lady named FRUZZA ( fruzza@...  +39 0584-65101-(231)) explained me TF marine was included  at  GIANNESCHI operation and ask me if I would like receive a complete info about GIANNESCHI products.
She send me the files in attachment.
Wich are the Fruzza role in GIANNESCHI operation I don´t know.

Greetings
 
José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
josealegr@...
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37




On Sat, 13 Feb 2021 at 15:11, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Jose, what is the position of the individuals you mentioned? I am looking for a high-level decision-maker at Gianneschi. Is Luigi Gianneschi that person? Do you have an email for him?


Victor, 

When you contact them tell them it is a TM 50:
image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 8:41 AM Jose Alegria <Josealegr@...> wrote:
Victor hi

Contact: 


They are now the distributors of TF MARINE - the builders of  TM50 24 V CC and they sell too the spare part kits.

fruzza@...

+39 0584-65101-(231)

Kind regards,

Gianneschi Pumps and Blowers S.r.l.

via Luigi Gianneschi 270 - 55041 Capezzano Pianore - Lucca - ITALIA
Tel +39 0584 365101 (r.a.) Fax +39 0584 969411
Web Site: www.gianneschi.net - E-mail: info@...




José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
PORTUGAL
josealegr@...
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37




On Sat, 13 Feb 2021 at 13:51, VICTOR MOLERO <victor.moleroxx@...> wrote:
Hello all.
My old AMFA bilge water pump broke the membrane and I haven't been able to find a replacement. Can anyone recomend where to find them? In case I don't, I will have to buy a new pump (which may not be a bad idea considering the age of the old one), so is there a brand and model that you recomend? I've seen Vetus, Jabsco, Johnson, but I really don't know which will be better or if there's any real difference between them... How many littres per minute do you recommend? Any other consideration that I should be aware of before buying the new pump?
Thanks in advance.
Victor
SM314 Alendoy


Re: BILGE WATER PUMP #replacement

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Hello

For 6 years ago I replaced the membrane by a VITON membrane (Viton is a wonderful material) .

You  can buy if all round the world .... many shops for industrial hydraulic can cut it (I do that by myself)...

no problem after 6 years ... it's better than the original

JL MERTZ

CottonBay

SM316


Le 13/02/2021 à 14:51, VICTOR MOLERO a écrit :

Hello all.
My old AMFA bilge water pump broke the membrane and I haven't been able to find a replacement. Can anyone recomend where to find them? In case I don't, I will have to buy a new pump (which may not be a bad idea considering the age of the old one), so is there a brand and model that you recomend? I've seen Vetus, Jabsco, Johnson, but I really don't know which will be better or if there's any real difference between them... How many littres per minute do you recommend? Any other consideration that I should be aware of before buying the new pump?
Thanks in advance.
Victor
SM314 Alendoy


Re: BILGE WATER PUMP #replacement

 

Jose, what is the position of the individuals you mentioned? I am looking for a high-level decision-maker at Gianneschi. Is Luigi Gianneschi that person? Do you have an email for him?


Victor, 

When you contact them tell them it is a TM 50:
image.png
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 8:41 AM Jose Alegria <Josealegr@...> wrote:
Victor hi

Contact: 


They are now the distributors of TF MARINE - the builders of  TM50 24 V CC and they sell too the spare part kits.

fruzza@...

+39 0584-65101-(231)

Kind regards,

Gianneschi Pumps and Blowers S.r.l.

via Luigi Gianneschi 270 - 55041 Capezzano Pianore - Lucca - ITALIA
Tel +39 0584 365101 (r.a.) Fax +39 0584 969411
Web Site: www.gianneschi.net - E-mail: info@...




José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
PORTUGAL
josealegr@...
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37




On Sat, 13 Feb 2021 at 13:51, VICTOR MOLERO <victor.moleroxx@...> wrote:
Hello all.
My old AMFA bilge water pump broke the membrane and I haven't been able to find a replacement. Can anyone recomend where to find them? In case I don't, I will have to buy a new pump (which may not be a bad idea considering the age of the old one), so is there a brand and model that you recomend? I've seen Vetus, Jabsco, Johnson, but I really don't know which will be better or if there's any real difference between them... How many littres per minute do you recommend? Any other consideration that I should be aware of before buying the new pump?
Thanks in advance.
Victor
SM314 Alendoy


Re: BILGE WATER PUMP #replacement

Juan de Zulueta
 

Hello Victor,

I replaced my pump by a Feit pump PVM 0.15 24v


Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 13 févr. 2021 à 10:51, Steven Nieman <stefnieman@...> a écrit :


Hi,
 Distrimex.nl or distrimex.com
They do parts and whole pumps.
SM 476 

On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 2:51 PM VICTOR MOLERO <victor.moleroxx@...> wrote:
Hello all.
My old AMFA bilge water pump broke the membrane and I haven't been able to find a replacement. Can anyone recomend where to find them? In case I don't, I will have to buy a new pump (which may not be a bad idea considering the age of the old one), so is there a brand and model that you recomend? I've seen Vetus, Jabsco, Johnson, but I really don't know which will be better or if there's any real difference between them... How many littres per minute do you recommend? Any other consideration that I should be aware of before buying the new pump?
Thanks in advance.
Victor
SM314 Alendoy


Re: BILGE WATER PUMP #replacement

Steven Nieman
 

Hi,
 Distrimex.nl or distrimex.com
They do parts and whole pumps.
SM 476 

On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 2:51 PM VICTOR MOLERO <victor.moleroxx@...> wrote:
Hello all.
My old AMFA bilge water pump broke the membrane and I haven't been able to find a replacement. Can anyone recomend where to find them? In case I don't, I will have to buy a new pump (which may not be a bad idea considering the age of the old one), so is there a brand and model that you recomend? I've seen Vetus, Jabsco, Johnson, but I really don't know which will be better or if there's any real difference between them... How many littres per minute do you recommend? Any other consideration that I should be aware of before buying the new pump?
Thanks in advance.
Victor
SM314 Alendoy


Re: BILGE WATER PUMP #replacement

Jose Alegria
 

Victor hi

Contact: 


They are now the distributors of TF MARINE - the builders of  TM50 24 V CC and they sell too the spare part kits.

fruzza@...

+39 0584-65101-(231)

Kind regards,

Gianneschi Pumps and Blowers S.r.l.

via Luigi Gianneschi 270 - 55041 Capezzano Pianore - Lucca - ITALIA
Tel +39 0584 365101 (r.a.) Fax +39 0584 969411
Web Site: www.gianneschi.net - E-mail: info@...




José Alegria
A55#003MERIT
PORTUGAL
josealegr@...
Mobile: + 351 91 866 30 37




On Sat, 13 Feb 2021 at 13:51, VICTOR MOLERO <victor.moleroxx@...> wrote:
Hello all.
My old AMFA bilge water pump broke the membrane and I haven't been able to find a replacement. Can anyone recomend where to find them? In case I don't, I will have to buy a new pump (which may not be a bad idea considering the age of the old one), so is there a brand and model that you recomend? I've seen Vetus, Jabsco, Johnson, but I really don't know which will be better or if there's any real difference between them... How many littres per minute do you recommend? Any other consideration that I should be aware of before buying the new pump?
Thanks in advance.
Victor
SM314 Alendoy


BILGE WATER PUMP #replacement

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Hello all.
My old AMFA bilge water pump broke the membrane and I haven't been able to find a replacement. Can anyone recomend where to find them? In case I don't, I will have to buy a new pump (which may not be a bad idea considering the age of the old one), so is there a brand and model that you recomend? I've seen Vetus, Jabsco, Johnson, but I really don't know which will be better or if there's any real difference between them... How many littres per minute do you recommend? Any other consideration that I should be aware of before buying the new pump?
Thanks in advance.
Victor
SM314 Alendoy


Re: Rigging Bonding and newer 316 stainless steel

karkauai
 

Thanks, Scott. I don’t remember seeing that in an earlier post.  I’ve seen a pic somewhere of much thicker and somewhat longer foam pieces at shorter intervals. When we get back to the boat I’ll look at Bill Rs book, I think that’s where I saw it.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] electrolysis on jib furling gearbox? [1 Attachment]

Scott SV Tengah
 

Mohammad,

Hope you're doing well and staying healthy. I saw this old post that you had a galvanic isolator installed on your 54? Which one did you use and more importantly, where was it installed? Thanks!

-Scott


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Onan hi temp. cut-out switch

eric freedman
 

What is your hull number and generator model #?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of william reynolds
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:14 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan hi temp. cut-out switch

 

Having read about about the failure of Onan hi-temp. cut-out switches I thought I should check my switch.
I removed it, connected it to an ohm meter and heated it until it 'snapped'. The switched snapped at 230 F as advertised but no contact was made.
I inspected the connections and found some movement between the connection post and the switch. The 90 degree connection at the switch is riveted on and there was movement where the rivet made connection with the switch. Both connections could be moved. I drilled out the rivets, cleaned everything to copper and replaced the connections with #3 machine screws and nuts. Switch now tested good. I had a removed spare and on this one I cleaned it with a Dremel copper brush and soldered the rivet to the switch connector. It now works normally. Cost - less than a dollar.
I'm amazed at the price of a new switch. White-Rogers has a complete line of hi temp. snap switches with an average price of $12.00 US. Go figure


Re: Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

amel46met
 

Hi Mark I have use them ,Bill,  for eight years for my total circumnavigation
Tom Deasy Aphrodite 
Maramu 125

On Feb 11, 2021, at 8:18 AM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Bill,

 

Do you remember if the underwriter was Great Lakes Insurance SE? Did The Marine Shop help in any way to obtain a new policy?

 

 

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 CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:21 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

 

Mark,

 

We used The Marine Shop when we were in NZ and gave them our 2-year forward-looking plan including our destinations after departing NZ which included Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, etc. When we paid the premium everything was fine. About 6 months later when we were in Malaysia, the underwriter changed their mind about covering us for our previously disclosed route and we had to scramble to get insurance and a survey for insurance. To this day, I am not sure who dropped the ball, but I know that we were 100% straight forward in our disclosures. Possibly ours was an unusual case...I do not know. I believe that contractually they had the right to do this to us, but under the circumstances, we were disappointed because we never expected this.

 

Bill

 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 12:27 AM JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:

Hi Mark

 

I’m using them

 

My email is johnhayes862@... 

 

Can’t see your personal email maybe you would like to email me direct

 

Best

John Hayes 

Nga Waka sn91

Wellington nz



On 11/02/2021, at 4:25 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I recently received a quote from The Marine Shop Ltd (New Zealand) for primary coverage of our Amel. It is underwritten 100% by Great Lakes Insurance SE who has an A+ rating on Ambest.

 

I am wondering if anyone has any experiences to share about either of these companies. In order to comply with group rules, it you wish to send me a private email, please do.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

Randall Walker
 

Here is the best description of a swap I've seen. 

Nice Video

Randall
A54#56
Gibraltar


On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 8:21 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Teun - do you have any photos of that setup? Which pump did they use?

I think it would be easier on the Onan since I believe it's constant RPM regardless of load, so presumably that means the original Sherwood water pump outputs at a fixed flow rate. Find an electric pump that outputs the same and you're set.

The D3, regardless of revision, has a belt driven water pump that will output more water at 2800rpm than 700rpm. Outputting the max all the time may have unintended consequences and of course outputting the minimum may lead to overheating or worse.

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 7:49 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

FWIW:

 

Although not the water pump on my D3 110H but my A54 has an @ time of construction AMEL yard installed separate electric water pump for the ONAN genset and removed the impeller completely.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

In Storage on the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

February 10, 2021 11:47:39

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 09:34
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

A friend owns a large trawler and he had identical problems with his water pump. He circumvented the problem by removing the drive belt and the internals of the unit and replaced it with an electric pump wired into the battery charge alternator. 

 

Surely, some of the smart owners here could design a system which will work on 54’s equipped with Volvo D30... 

 

A lateral thought ...

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007,  NZ. 

 

 



On 10 Feb 2021, at 21:31, ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:



My little trick

 

We all agree it is daft that the 12v alternator is located directly below the raw water pump. It is a question of when not if it starts to leek as the lip seal eventually wears a groove in the shaft, but we are where we are.

The good news is that it will start to drip very slowly. So I stuff a clean rag below the pump and regularly inspect it for salt crystals. If the rag is dark in colour the salt shows up, otherwise one can taste it for salt. When the dripping starts the rag will absorb the water and dry from the heat of the engine before any damage is done. This is the moment to service or change the pump. If you ignore the drips then sure enough it will end up getting worse and damaging the alternator.  By the way, getting that alternator off is bloody business literally.

 

Nick locked down in the UK whilst

 

Amelia AML 54-019 is in Leros Gr.

On 9 Feb 2021, at 18:41, Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

 


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Onan hi temp. cut-out switch

william reynolds
 

Having read about about the failure of Onan hi-temp. cut-out switches I thought I should check my switch.
I removed it, connected it to an ohm meter and heated it until it 'snapped'. The switched snapped at 230 F as advertised but no contact was made.
I inspected the connections and found some movement between the connection post and the switch. The 90 degree connection at the switch is riveted on and there was movement where the rivet made connection with the switch. Both connections could be moved. I drilled out the rivets, cleaned everything to copper and replaced the connections with #3 machine screws and nuts. Switch now tested good. I had a removed spare and on this one I cleaned it with a Dremel copper brush and soldered the rivet to the switch connector. It now works normally. Cost - less than a dollar.
I'm amazed at the price of a new switch. White-Rogers has a complete line of hi temp. snap switches with an average price of $12.00 US. Go figure


Re: Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

 

It was Alliance sent you a private email
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 10:18 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

Do you remember if the underwriter was Great Lakes Insurance SE? Did The Marine Shop help in any way to obtain a new policy?

 

 

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 CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:21 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

 

Mark,

 

We used The Marine Shop when we were in NZ and gave them our 2-year forward-looking plan including our destinations after departing NZ which included Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, etc. When we paid the premium everything was fine. About 6 months later when we were in Malaysia, the underwriter changed their mind about covering us for our previously disclosed route and we had to scramble to get insurance and a survey for insurance. To this day, I am not sure who dropped the ball, but I know that we were 100% straight forward in our disclosures. Possibly ours was an unusual case...I do not know. I believe that contractually they had the right to do this to us, but under the circumstances, we were disappointed because we never expected this.

 

Bill

 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 12:27 AM JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:

Hi Mark

 

I’m using them

 

My email is johnhayes862@... 

 

Can’t see your personal email maybe you would like to email me direct

 

Best

John Hayes 

Nga Waka sn91

Wellington nz



On 11/02/2021, at 4:25 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I recently received a quote from The Marine Shop Ltd (New Zealand) for primary coverage of our Amel. It is underwritten 100% by Great Lakes Insurance SE who has an A+ rating on Ambest.

 

I am wondering if anyone has any experiences to share about either of these companies. In order to comply with group rules, it you wish to send me a private email, please do.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

 

Do you remember if the underwriter was Great Lakes Insurance SE? Did The Marine Shop help in any way to obtain a new policy?

 

 

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 CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2021 3:21 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

 

Mark,

 

We used The Marine Shop when we were in NZ and gave them our 2-year forward-looking plan including our destinations after departing NZ which included Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, etc. When we paid the premium everything was fine. About 6 months later when we were in Malaysia, the underwriter changed their mind about covering us for our previously disclosed route and we had to scramble to get insurance and a survey for insurance. To this day, I am not sure who dropped the ball, but I know that we were 100% straight forward in our disclosures. Possibly ours was an unusual case...I do not know. I believe that contractually they had the right to do this to us, but under the circumstances, we were disappointed because we never expected this.

 

Bill

 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 12:27 AM JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:

Hi Mark

 

I’m using them

 

My email is johnhayes862@... 

 

Can’t see your personal email maybe you would like to email me direct

 

Best

John Hayes 

Nga Waka sn91

Wellington nz



On 11/02/2021, at 4:25 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I recently received a quote from The Marine Shop Ltd (New Zealand) for primary coverage of our Amel. It is underwritten 100% by Great Lakes Insurance SE who has an A+ rating on Ambest.

 

I am wondering if anyone has any experiences to share about either of these companies. In order to comply with group rules, it you wish to send me a private email, please do.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

Scott,

Amel installed this option although it is not on the options list for the 54. I believe it was originally installed by Amel to be a Supplemental Pump to the Onan Sherwood mechanical seawater pump. The original owner, not Amel, chose to bypass the mechanical seawater pump. 

image.png

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


On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 1:21 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Teun - do you have any photos of that setup? Which pump did they use?

I think it would be easier on the Onan since I believe it's constant RPM regardless of load, so presumably that means the original Sherwood water pump outputs at a fixed flow rate. Find an electric pump that outputs the same and you're set.

The D3, regardless of revision, has a belt driven water pump that will output more water at 2800rpm than 700rpm. Outputting the max all the time may have unintended consequences and of course outputting the minimum may lead to overheating or worse.

On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 7:49 PM Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:

FWIW:

 

Although not the water pump on my D3 110H but my A54 has an @ time of construction AMEL yard installed separate electric water pump for the ONAN genset and removed the impeller completely.

 

Best Regards Teun

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 09:34
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo D3 110 Sea Water Pump - Cover seal

 

A friend owns a large trawler and he had identical problems with his water pump. He circumvented the problem by removing the drive belt and the internals of the unit and replaced it with an electric pump wired into the battery charge alternator. 

 

Surely, some of the smart owners here could design a system which will work on 54’s equipped with Volvo D30... 

 

A lateral thought ...

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007,  NZ. 

 

 



On 10 Feb 2021, at 21:31, ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:



My little trick

 

We all agree it is daft that the 12v alternator is located directly below the raw water pump. It is a question of when not if it starts to leek as the lip seal eventually wears a groove in the shaft, but we are where we are.

The good news is that it will start to drip very slowly. So I stuff a clean rag below the pump and regularly inspect it for salt crystals. If the rag is dark in colour the salt shows up, otherwise one can taste it for salt. When the dripping starts the rag will absorb the water and dry from the heat of the engine before any damage is done. This is the moment to service or change the pump. If you ignore the drips then sure enough it will end up getting worse and damaging the alternator.  By the way, getting that alternator off is bloody business literally.

 

Nick locked down in the UK whilst

 

Amelia AML 54-019 is in Leros Gr.

On 9 Feb 2021, at 18:41, Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

Can a drip shield be fabricated to keep seawater off the alternator?

 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt Salatino A50#27, Speed of Life


On Feb 9, 2021, at 1:29 PM, Ralph Heilig <ralph.heilig@...> wrote:

Stefan,

I had a leaking D3 seawater pump. Unfortunately I discovered it too late. The seawater was already dropping on the Alternater and demaged the alternator (it's stupid from Volvo to position the alternator directly under the seawater pump!).

The cause was a worn shaft in the sea water pump. I had to replace both: seawaterpump and alternator! My mechanic suggestet not to do the shaft repair, but to install an new one. 

So be carefull: If it's the shaft, it will ultimately ruin the alternater if not changed. The alternator was much more expensive than the pump...

Greeting from Vienna,
Ralph
A54, #144

 


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Re: Insurance - The Marine Shop (New Zealand)

 

Mark,

We used The Marine Shop when we were in NZ and gave them our 2-year forward-looking plan including our destinations after departing NZ which included Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, etc. When we paid the premium everything was fine. About 6 months later when we were in Malaysia, the underwriter changed their mind about covering us for our previously disclosed route and we had to scramble to get insurance and a survey for insurance. To this day, I am not sure who dropped the ball, but I know that we were 100% straight forward in our disclosures. Possibly ours was an unusual case...I do not know. I believe that contractually they had the right to do this to us, but under the circumstances, we were disappointed because we never expected this.

Bill

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


On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 12:27 AM JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:
Hi Mark

I’m using them

My email is johnhayes862@... 

Can’t see your personal email maybe you would like to email me direct

Best
John Hayes 
Nga Waka sn91
Wellington nz


On 11/02/2021, at 4:25 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



I recently received a quote from The Marine Shop Ltd (New Zealand) for primary coverage of our Amel. It is underwritten 100% by Great Lakes Insurance SE who has an A+ rating on Ambest.

 

I am wondering if anyone has any experiences to share about either of these companies. In order to comply with group rules, it you wish to send me a private email, please do.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

Jarek Zemlo
 

Hi,
finally I decided for SPADE and it fits without any modifications.

Jarek
NOA BLUE


Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

Dominique Sery
 

Hello,
In Greece, at anchor with strong winds, I skidded several times with the anchor provided by Amel (Wasi 30 kgs), I then replaced it by a Rocna 55 kgs which fits perfectly in the bow fitting.
Perfect hold tested up to 50 knots of wind at anchor.
No regrets, I sleep much better!
Dominique
Irko A54#16 currently Kilada Greece

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