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Re: Ice makers

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks Richard 


On Sep 4, 2020, at 2:03 PM, Symphony via groups.io <richardgard@...> wrote:

i got an Icerette from Raritan this year.  they have both 110v and 220v models.  it is fantastic and makes delicious ice very fast.  we keep it off and empty most of the time, then turn it on, first cubes are up in 15 minutes, fills the bucket in an hour.    you can also use it as a freezer if you stop the ice maker and remove the bucket.  made in New Jersey.

Richard
New Haven, CT


Re: Super Maramu Ballooner halyard hook

Gary Wells
 

Does Amel not stock these? I'd think that if they have them you could probably have a new one to you in a week or so. 
I've not asked about it, but it's certainly seems worth asking Maud about it :)

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Galesville, MD


Re: Main Furling gear box connection to foil

Giovanni TESTA
 

Jan, ...for few days, grrr ! We are at Milos sailing Westbound to Cleopatra Marina Preveza.  Let us see next year, you never know ;-))
Buon Vento
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 19:49 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Giovanni, we are arriving in Kilada on 11th, hope to launch on 17th and be afloat until 20th October, sailing at first in the Northern Cyclades and then wherever the wind takes us. Maybe our wakes will cross?
Ciao,
Ian

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 14:12
To: AMEL GROUP <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
...perfect Ian ! In the while Alban from Amel Marin told me the same. Where are you ? We are saling Greek waters.
Ciao
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 17:01 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni , 

We took the sail off and disconnected the gearbox from the foil and then took the gearbox off the mast . 
This allowed the foil to drop down and the very bottom could then be gently pulled aft just enough to use a saw on it . 
Ian 


On 4 Sep 2020, at 14:27, Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:


Dear Jan & Judy, 
Do you remember  their procedure to do that ? (Sail removed, lift down gear ecc ?)
After a saling around the world always with trade winds from port side, wrong side for furling, this is the consequence even if with big caution.
Many thanks  for your prompt support.
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 14:04 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,

 When we had the same problem after about 10 years and 50,000 miles the Amel team in Guadeloupe took about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the foil and drilled new holes. 

 One day I shall go up to the top of the mast when the main is up and see how many more times I can do that. If the length became really tight I'm sure there are other solutions, though none so easy.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece ( to where we fly  next week !)

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 09:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Re: Ice makers

Symphony
 

i got an Icerette from Raritan this year.  they have both 110v and 220v models.  it is fantastic and makes delicious ice very fast.  we keep it off and empty most of the time, then turn it on, first cubes are up in 15 minutes, fills the bucket in an hour.    you can also use it as a freezer if you stop the ice maker and remove the bucket.  made in New Jersey.

Richard
New Haven, CT


Re: Main Furling gear box connection to foil

 

I recently discovered that Amel has a repair kit for foils. 

According to someone who knows there is enough foil at the top when your Amel was made to cut about 6-7cm off the end twice.

Now to the repair kits. You'll need to check with Amel, but I believe that these kits will fit the Main foil on all SMs.

Here are instructions for the repair you have discussed and images of the Amel Foil Repair Kit:
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 9:13 AM Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:
...perfect Ian ! In the while Alban from Amel Marin told me the same. Where are you ? We are saling Greek waters.
Ciao
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 17:01 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni , 

We took the sail off and disconnected the gearbox from the foil and then took the gearbox off the mast . 
This allowed the foil to drop down and the very bottom could then be gently pulled aft just enough to use a saw on it . 
Ian 


On 4 Sep 2020, at 14:27, Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:


Dear Jan & Judy, 
Do you remember  their procedure to do that ? (Sail removed, lift down gear ecc ?)
After a saling around the world always with trade winds from port side, wrong side for furling, this is the consequence even if with big caution.
Many thanks  for your prompt support.
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 14:04 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,

 When we had the same problem after about 10 years and 50,000 miles the Amel team in Guadeloupe took about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the foil and drilled new holes. 

 One day I shall go up to the top of the mast when the main is up and see how many more times I can do that. If the length became really tight I'm sure there are other solutions, though none so easy.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece ( to where we fly  next week !)

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 09:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Re: Main Furling gear box connection to foil

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Giovanni, we are arriving in Kilada on 11th, hope to launch on 17th and be afloat until 20th October, sailing at first in the Northern Cyclades and then wherever the wind takes us. Maybe our wakes will cross?
Ciao,
Ian


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 14:12
To: AMEL GROUP <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
...perfect Ian ! In the while Alban from Amel Marin told me the same. Where are you ? We are saling Greek waters.
Ciao
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 17:01 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni , 

We took the sail off and disconnected the gearbox from the foil and then took the gearbox off the mast . 
This allowed the foil to drop down and the very bottom could then be gently pulled aft just enough to use a saw on it . 
Ian 


On 4 Sep 2020, at 14:27, Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:


Dear Jan & Judy, 
Do you remember  their procedure to do that ? (Sail removed, lift down gear ecc ?)
After a saling around the world always with trade winds from port side, wrong side for furling, this is the consequence even if with big caution.
Many thanks  for your prompt support.
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 14:04 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,

 When we had the same problem after about 10 years and 50,000 miles the Amel team in Guadeloupe took about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the foil and drilled new holes. 

 One day I shall go up to the top of the mast when the main is up and see how many more times I can do that. If the length became really tight I'm sure there are other solutions, though none so easy.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece ( to where we fly  next week !)

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 09:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Re: Water maker Questions

Porter McRoberts
 

Great intel. Thank you all!
Testing today. 
Porter 

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On Sep 4, 2020, at 2:00 AM, Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris@...> wrote:

Not sure what your "green zone" translates to in bars as I have a gauge with numbers and 60 bars +/- is where these operate (actually I usually get good tds at 850 psi / 58 bars). These pumps typically deliver up to 69 bars / 1000 psi, which would be a fine pressure at which to test.
--
Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RPMs and Temperature reading

Jose Venegas
 

Thank you for the suggestions.  I know that both thermostats are OK, they open before the water boils.  I will make the test of the sensor/gauge with boiling water to see if it is a measurement problem.  I like the idea of having a second measurement available and perhaps the infrared thermometer is the best because it can be used in other parts like the generator or the batteries.  

Craig, the thermostat does two things.  Open the outlet towards the heat exchanger and closes the pathway for recirculation.  Removing the thermostat opens the outlet to the heat exchanger but leaves the path for recirculation open.  Yes this should reduce the temperature in the sensor but may still leave the engine hotter by allowing recirculation. 
It is a good temporary solution when you have no spare thermostat. 

Unfortunately, Bonaire is full and they are not allowing any more boats.  Now is even worse since Curaçao has developed a second wave of Covid19. Onle 32 cases but   still increasing. We are awaiting for Cartagena to open but that may be more than a month away.  Still, I hope our paths will cross soon. 

Jose Venegas
Ipanema SM 2K 278
Seru Boca Marina, Curaçai


Re: Ice makers

Jose Alegria
 




Jose Alegria
Amel55 #03-MERIT
+351918663037
Josealegr@...



Re: Main Furling gear box connection to foil

Giovanni TESTA
 

...perfect Ian ! In the while Alban from Amel Marin told me the same. Where are you ? We are saling Greek waters.
Ciao
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 17:01 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni , 

We took the sail off and disconnected the gearbox from the foil and then took the gearbox off the mast . 
This allowed the foil to drop down and the very bottom could then be gently pulled aft just enough to use a saw on it . 
Ian 


On 4 Sep 2020, at 14:27, Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:


Dear Jan & Judy, 
Do you remember  their procedure to do that ? (Sail removed, lift down gear ecc ?)
After a saling around the world always with trade winds from port side, wrong side for furling, this is the consequence even if with big caution.
Many thanks  for your prompt support.
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 14:04 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,

 When we had the same problem after about 10 years and 50,000 miles the Amel team in Guadeloupe took about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the foil and drilled new holes. 

 One day I shall go up to the top of the mast when the main is up and see how many more times I can do that. If the length became really tight I'm sure there are other solutions, though none so easy.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece ( to where we fly  next week !)

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 09:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Re: Main Furling gear box connection to foil

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Giovanni , 

We took the sail off and disconnected the gearbox from the foil and then took the gearbox off the mast . 
This allowed the foil to drop down and the very bottom could then be gently pulled aft just enough to use a saw on it . 
Ian 


On 4 Sep 2020, at 14:27, Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...> wrote:


Dear Jan & Judy, 
Do you remember  their procedure to do that ? (Sail removed, lift down gear ecc ?)
After a saling around the world always with trade winds from port side, wrong side for furling, this is the consequence even if with big caution.
Many thanks  for your prompt support.
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 14:04 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,

 When we had the same problem after about 10 years and 50,000 miles the Amel team in Guadeloupe took about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the foil and drilled new holes. 

 One day I shall go up to the top of the mast when the main is up and see how many more times I can do that. If the length became really tight I'm sure there are other solutions, though none so easy.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece ( to where we fly  next week !)

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 09:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Re: Main Furling gear box connection to foil

Giovanni TESTA
 

Dear Jan & Judy, 
Do you remember  their procedure to do that ? (Sail removed, lift down gear ecc ?)
After a saling around the world always with trade winds from port side, wrong side for furling, this is the consequence even if with big caution.
Many thanks  for your prompt support.
Giovanni

Il Ven 4 Set 2020, 14:04 ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> ha scritto:
Hi Giovanni,

 When we had the same problem after about 10 years and 50,000 miles the Amel team in Guadeloupe took about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the foil and drilled new holes. 

 One day I shall go up to the top of the mast when the main is up and see how many more times I can do that. If the length became really tight I'm sure there are other solutions, though none so easy.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece ( to where we fly  next week !)

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 09:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Re: Ice makers

Barry Connor
 

Hi Courtney,
After seeing Delos fixing his we hired a car and drove to Darte yesterday in Fort de France, Martinique. They will not have any until October. Looking for a compact unit 220V. As we are in the process of converting to Lithium Penny now wants all the mod cons that she can have.
Also looking forward to any recommendations for an ice maker, no doubt they are all still made in Chine.

Very Best

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 


On Sep 4, 2020, at 09:01, Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...> wrote:


Hi guys random question but has anyone found an ice maker they really like and is reliable?
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin 
54 #101


Ice makers

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi guys random question but has anyone found an ice maker they really like and is reliable?
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin 
54 #101


Re: Water maker Questions

Craig Briggs
 

Not sure what your "green zone" translates to in bars as I have a gauge with numbers and 60 bars +/- is where these operate (actually I usually get good tds at 850 psi / 58 bars). These pumps typically deliver up to 69 bars / 1000 psi, which would be a fine pressure at which to test.
--
Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Main Furling gear box connection to foil

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Giovanni,

 When we had the same problem after about 10 years and 50,000 miles the Amel team in Guadeloupe took about 2.5 cm off the bottom of the foil and drilled new holes. 

 One day I shall go up to the top of the mast when the main is up and see how many more times I can do that. If the length became really tight I'm sure there are other solutions, though none so easy.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece ( to where we fly  next week !)


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Giovanni TESTA <giovannitesta53@...>
Sent: 04 September 2020 09:07
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Main Furling gear box connection to foil
 
Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Main Furling gear box connection to foil

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all,
thanks to Duane Siegfri photos it was possible to see how the foil is connected to the furling gear shaft.
Well,  I suppose that my steel upper bolt has enlarged a little bit the relative hole foil as the 2 parts (foil+shaft) are no more perfectly tightened.
I m planning to cut some cm at botton foil for a new hole.
To do that I dont know how many cm ( anyway the minimum necessary ) I may cut to avoid problem on the foil top.
Before I have to go on the top and to see, any experience about? Any suggestions?
Many thanks in advance.
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM 428




Re: Water maker Questions

Barry Connor
 

Hi Porter,
Both brass fittings have just been replaced on the pump by me, in and out a few times.  The high pressure side broke off completely and the low pressure/inlet had a hairline crack. I only discovered the hairline crack after it was all back in place. Getting the broken thread out was fun! The brass fittings that I used for replacement were thicker than the original. I did use tape, I will monitor this for now but will probably take it out again and reseal the brass fittings with some type of locktight.
 Could anyone tell me if I should  I use Stainless Steel? I don’t like changing things, Olivier told me when we bought that we should keep everything the same.
Thank’s for the information about not using tape.
See photo below:

Barry and Penny
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 


On Sep 3, 2020, at 22:22, Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:



Gary et all I’ve read this thread a bunch and it is super helpful. Thanks for all your insights, and others. 

I’ve removed our cat pump several times in the past week and it’s a real bear. Issue: leaking at high pressure from somewhere around the head.

I’ve taken our 160 to a cat repair place here in Tahiti, thinking I found the leak and needed a new head. Long story short, they found a small hole in the brass elbow going up to the blue stabilization bulb. They think that’s the issue. I am skeptical. Since install and removal is several hours and horrible on the back I’d like to know if anyone knows what pressure the pump is rated for, and also what peak pressure I can reasonably expect  to see when running the pump. It seems like 60-65 bar would be that number, aiming for 56-58  

The guys at the shop pressure tested it to 30 bar with no leaks. I am asking them to retest to 60. They say that’s the maximum the pump is rated to. Is that true?  

What Bar is the low end of the green zone, and the high end of the green zone, assuming my guage is accurate, which I suspend mine not to be (we make 200+l/hr still well below the end of the green zone)?  

I’dlike this to be my last trip behind the generator for a while!!!

many thanks to all

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152 
Tahiti. 


Re: Water maker Questions

Porter McRoberts
 

Thanks Nick!  I appreciate it. Yes. That’s the elbow. They have others in brass here too. They’ve worked up the pump with another brass one. And also used Teflon tape to seal the high pressure threads, I was told not to use Teflon by Dessalator, rather the Locktite 542. Which, when I use, it does not leak. Funny to have high pressure hydraulic fittings on one side, and garden hose variety fittings on the other side, both with the same pressure. 

They guys seem very confident in their assessment on the pump. Lots of other cat pumps lying around adding to the gravitas of their opinion.

I’ll ask them to pressure test to 65 bar. I want a failure in their shop. Not the Tuamotus!  

Good luck with your Haulout. 

Porter

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On Sep 3, 2020, at 5:58 PM, ngtnewington Newington via groups.io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Hi Porter,
When I bought Amelia, the 160 litre per hour 220v watermaker produced a fine mist of salt water. It turned out to be that Brass Elbow between the CAT pump and the pressure bulb that you refer to. There was a small pin hole!
I went to “Watermaker Services” in Antigua and showed him the elbow. He said that fitting is not rated for high pressure and sold me a stainless one for $5. 

Never had a problem since.
By the way he pumped up the bulb with some gas ( can not remember, what gas, nitrogen?) and said it should be pumped up ever couple of years.
I asked him it’s purpose; he told me it was like a cushion or damper for the system when the CAT pump kicks in.
So could be an easy fix...

Nick
Amelia in Leros getting ready to haul out and head home.
AML 54-019


On 4 Sep 2020, at 05:22, Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:



Gary et all I’ve read this thread a bunch and it is super helpful. Thanks for all your insights, and others. 

I’ve removed our cat pump several times in the past week and it’s a real bear. Issue: leaking at high pressure from somewhere around the head.

I’ve taken our 160 to a cat repair place here in Tahiti, thinking I found the leak and needed a new head. Long story short, they found a small hole in the brass elbow going up to the blue stabilization bulb. They think that’s the issue. I am skeptical. Since install and removal is several hours and horrible on the back I’d like to know if anyone knows what pressure the pump is rated for, and also what peak pressure I can reasonably expect  to see when running the pump. It seems like 60-65 bar would be that number, aiming for 56-58  

The guys at the shop pressure tested it to 30 bar with no leaks. I am asking them to retest to 60. They say that’s the maximum the pump is rated to. Is that true?  

What Bar is the low end of the green zone, and the high end of the green zone, assuming my guage is accurate, which I suspend mine not to be (we make 200+l/hr still well below the end of the green zone)?  

I’dlike this to be my last trip behind the generator for a while!!!

many thanks to all

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152 
Tahiti. 


Re: Water maker Questions

ngtnewington Newington
 

Hi Porter,
When I bought Amelia, the 160 litre per hour 220v watermaker produced a fine mist of salt water. It turned out to be that Brass Elbow between the CAT pump and the pressure bulb that you refer to. There was a small pin hole!
I went to “Watermaker Services” in Antigua and showed him the elbow. He said that fitting is not rated for high pressure and sold me a stainless one for $5. 

Never had a problem since.
By the way he pumped up the bulb with some gas ( can not remember, what gas, nitrogen?) and said it should be pumped up ever couple of years.
I asked him it’s purpose; he told me it was like a cushion or damper for the system when the CAT pump kicks in.
So could be an easy fix...

Nick
Amelia in Leros getting ready to haul out and head home.
AML 54-019


On 4 Sep 2020, at 05:22, Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:



Gary et all I’ve read this thread a bunch and it is super helpful. Thanks for all your insights, and others. 

I’ve removed our cat pump several times in the past week and it’s a real bear. Issue: leaking at high pressure from somewhere around the head.

I’ve taken our 160 to a cat repair place here in Tahiti, thinking I found the leak and needed a new head. Long story short, they found a small hole in the brass elbow going up to the blue stabilization bulb. They think that’s the issue. I am skeptical. Since install and removal is several hours and horrible on the back I’d like to know if anyone knows what pressure the pump is rated for, and also what peak pressure I can reasonably expect  to see when running the pump. It seems like 60-65 bar would be that number, aiming for 56-58  

The guys at the shop pressure tested it to 30 bar with no leaks. I am asking them to retest to 60. They say that’s the maximum the pump is rated to. Is that true?  

What Bar is the low end of the green zone, and the high end of the green zone, assuming my guage is accurate, which I suspend mine not to be (we make 200+l/hr still well below the end of the green zone)?  

I’dlike this to be my last trip behind the generator for a while!!!

many thanks to all

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152 
Tahiti.