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Re: Perkins M 4.154 engine repairs, rescheduling trip

we3lhwbwcrmyelobwgjzvrv3zpxsyelcww55jvcu@...
 

Hi Christian,

yes, it is a Maramu. The engine was in a running condition. It is now removed. Engine is still complete and currently with our local engine dealer here in Hamburg (Germany). If you are interested to get the engine I am just wondering how it could be organized. Please let me know your ideas and I will see what we could do.

Best regards from cold and rainy Hamburg

Maren

24v Dessalator motor stops under pressure

ya_fohi
 

Hi,

I have a Dessalator duo 100. The unit runs fine in the 240v motor. When trying the 24v motor it stops suddenly after about a minute of the pressure being turned up, sometimes with a grating mechanical sound. The motor seems to run fine with the belt disconnected, and I can find nothing wrong with the pulley wheel.

Any suggestions most welcome!

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98


Re: Bow Thruster won't come up

kwzy6vgkpvtfohjddjsrotobzwf2pjeafjwalhur@...
 

Hi Duane,

I have had a similar problem on my 54. I have not yet got to the bottom of it but I believe it is the  top and bottom sensors that are not actually sensors. They are simply push button switches. When the frame is lowered it clamps down on the bottom switch. There are two cables on a toggle, and ditto at the top. This then sounds the alarm and stops the motor running.

I found that if I pressed them a few times by hand then it worked fine. So I suspect there is a poor/ intermittent connection within the button/toggle.

I reiterate I am not 100% sure about this. It is what I think

If you try this and it works then all you need is to order a new pair and a spare pair because I think this is a common fault.

I would love to know, as I have left my boat out of the water in Antigua whilst I am in the UK, and would order the parts if that is indeed the problem.

Nick

Amelia (54 #019)

Re: Bow Thruster won't come up

ya_fohi
 

Duane,
I recently had the problem of the down sensor not working, although I did not experience the same symptoms as you have described. Replacing the sensor solved the problem.

As regards raising the thruster without power I am told by Amel to connect a halyard to it and haul it up, although I have not tries that.

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98

Re: How to remove freezer compressor

ya_fohi
 

Rob,

I finally had the Amel rep in Martinique explain to me, with the help of a call to La Rochelle, how this is done, and unfortunately it seems to be an extremely long and cumbersome task involving virtually dismantling half the galley! I am now having second thoughts about it and may just live with the other two fridges. Probably the only thing worthwhile the effort would be to completely replace the unit.

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Name and info of Raymarine repairman in the USA.

eric freedman
 

Thanks Mark

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2018 5:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Name and info of Raymarine repairman in the USA.

 

 

Dan Gerhardt

Dan@...

 

Sorry – I do not have a phone number for him

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Name and info of Raymarine repairman in the USA.

 

 

HI,

I recall someone posted the name and info of a person that repairs Raymarine electronics in the USA.

Does anyone recall his name and info?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Bow Thruster won't come up

Duane Siegfri
 

We left the dock today with this series of events:


1.  Deployed bow thruster.  Tested to port and stb.  All OK.

2.  Left dock using thruster and went to fuel dock.  Along the way I toggled the thruster to go up (back into the boat).  As soon as I toggled the switch, the alarm came on that normally announces the thruster is all the way up or down.

3.  When I got to the fuel dock and tied up, I toggled the thruster to go up and it responded normally, with the alarm sounding only after it had fully risen.  Upon leaving the dock we deployed the thruster and it responded normally.  I toggled the thruster for UP and the alarm sounded instantly without moving the thruster up.

4.  I checked the fuse in the small black box in the thruster compartment and it is fine.  I tried a new one anyway and the alarm sounds as soon as it is toggled up.

5.  The thruster prop motor runs fine.

6.  I tried separating the magnetic (?) sensors that define full up or down movement (of course the "down" sensor was in contact with the static sensor), and that didn't change anything, the alarm still sounds as soon as you toggle the thruster for UP.

7.  I checked voltage across the fuse in the black box inside the thruster compartment and there are 0 volts with it on, or toggled for up or down.

8.  I checked for loose wires and didn't find anything.


Question:  what would cause the alarm for full up or down to sound when the thruster is fully down and you toggle it up?


Question:  what's the best way to raise the thruster without help from the up/down motor?


Question:   what else could I check to determine the cause?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Quick question on desalator membrane replacement [1 Attachment]

Mark Erdos
 

Hello all,

 

If you have a different model Desalator, the orientation of the tubes may be different. Cream Puff is equipped with a 24vdc D 60 and the orientation of the tubes are opposite to this diagram. The D60 high-pressure connections to the panel and pump are opposite. The pump connects to the bottom membrane and the panel is feed off the top one. This means the flow is in the opposite direction to this diagram. Ergo, the brine seals are at the opposite ends of the tube than as describe here.

 

As Bill said, it is best to mark everything as you take it apart.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 1, 2018 10:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Quick question on desalator membrane replacement [1 Attachment]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]

All Dessalator Owners,

 

When changing membranes, be sure to mark and/or photo all orientation of the tubes, hoses, membranes, of the membrane array. 

The correct orientation is very important..

 

However, if you need a guide during this process, I made a graphic of the orientation of the 160 liter, dual tube aray

and the orientation of membranes. You can also use this as a guide for other multiple tube/membrane systems.

 

Before adding this graphic to my Amel Book, I asked Dessalator for accuracy comments. They replied that it was accurate 

and I gave them permission to use it in their instructional material. 

 

Since I believe it will be used by Dessalator and will be available to all Dessalator users, I decided to post it in the folder Dessalator Water Maker Service which is in the Photo Section.

 

 

I also attached the graphic to this email.

 

I hope this helps.

 

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

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Quick question on desalator membrane replacement

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

All Dessalator Owners,

When changing membranes, be sure to mark and/or photo all orientation of the tubes, hoses, membranes, of the membrane array. 
The correct orientation is very important.

However, if you need a guide during this process, I made a graphic of the orientation of the 160 liter, dual tube aray
and the orientation of membranes. You can also use this as a guide for other multiple tube/membrane systems.

Before adding this graphic to my Amel Book, I asked Dessalator for accuracy comments. They replied that it was accurate 
and I gave them permission to use it in their instructional material. 

Since I believe it will be used by Dessalator and will be available to all Dessalator users, I decided to post it in the folder Dessalator Water Maker Service which is in the Photo Section.


I also attached the graphic to this email.

I hope this helps.

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

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bamar Amel Upgrade & New Group Member

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wanted: Amel sharki

Siviero Attilio <attilio.siviero@...>
 

I own a Santorin in very good conditions, if can be an alternative, and I am considering to sell it, for family reasons.
Now Sisila, the Santorin #84-1993, is on the hard in Leros, Amga Marina, for annual maintenance, planning to bring her toward west (Adriatic sea-I am from Padua-Italy) next May. 

Sisila, Amel Santorin#84-1993 in Leros-Greece

Il giorno 30 gen 2018, alle ore 05:23, Amel Sharki amel.sharki.charmedii@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:


Dear Marnne,

We own a Sharki in Holland. Currently lying in Port Zélande for the winter races. As of march in Kortgene (province Zeeland) and summer in Friesland. In between a couple of times towards UK. 
If you're interested you can hop on for a trip Holland UK or vv. 

Please contact me at Hajukas on Gmail. hajukas@gmail..com

Cheers, Hajé Weisfelt, Charmed II, Sharki 104.

Op 25 jan. 2018 10:47 p.m. schreef "marnnebeech@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:
 

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to buy a Sharki and wondered if anyone knew of any for sale..

I am based in London and the only one I can find in Europe currently is in Greece, so quite the sail back home.

Also any info on major things to look out for when buying a Sharki would be very much appreciated. 

Cheers, 

Marnne



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Name and info of Raymarine repairman in the USA.

Mark Erdos
 

Dan Gerhardt

Dan@...

 

Sorry – I do not have a phone number for him

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:51 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Name and info of Raymarine repairman in the USA.

 

 

HI,

I recall someone posted the name and info of a person that repairs Raymarine electronics in the USA.

Does anyone recall his name and info?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM2K

Steve Bell s/y Dusk SM378
 

Hi Redouan , 
                     Sent you an email .
Please confirm receipt thereof.
Regards

Steve

On Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 10:02:32 SAST, Redouan Assar Stella.AmelSM359@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Steve,


I have been through a few Amel as I was looking at a good one to buy within my budget.  I can highly recommend one owner in La Rachelle who has one of the best I have viewed.  It was unfortunately a little to expensive for my budget and I passed but I regret a bit somehow.  If you are interested I can put you in touch with him.
In any case I suggest that you buy in La Rochelle, there are a few good owners and good boats, you also get the yard pontoon and the Pochon Amel subcontractor to do any work you will require with the same standard as they have done on the original boat.  This is also not to mention Olivier Beaute lives there so he can inspect the boat that he probably already know everything about!

Regards,

Redouan Assar.
Stella ex-Zeerob SM359


On 28 Jan 2018, at 11:39, steve b stevect@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi All,
         It;s been a while since i last posted, in my previous post we were looking to purchase an Amel SM2K  2001-2005, We were at the time maybe jumping the gun somewhat as we still had a business commitments.

We have however spent considerable time and effort to look at numerous Amels throughout the world, and many more who  have visited Cape Town (  tks to all the people who we have met and been allowed to spent time on their yachts and all the advice given , you know who you are and we appericate the advice given ).

We are now in the final negotiations of selling our business and now have a 12-18 mnth timeline to start our sailing dream and therefore are hoping to purchase something in the next 12 months.

I would appericate it if any one has ,/is planning to sell  or knows of any SM2K up for sale.? It is important we are able to speak to the owners directly as i believe this gives us a far better understanding of the condition of the yacht and how much care it has been given.

P.S  we are also in contact with Michel and Joel 

Regards

Steve


Name and info of Raymarine repairman in the USA.

eric freedman
 

HI,

I recall someone posted the name and info of a person that repairs Raymarine electronics in the USA.

Does anyone recall his name and info?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Re: Wet Cell Batteries

Duane Siegfri
 

Thanks everyone.

Duane

Re: Wet Cell Batteries

Duane Siegfri
 

I have the DEKA Marine Master Group 31 wet cell batteries.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Opacmare Passerelle sticking Jamming Nylon sliding support seized AMEL 54

amelfango
 

Thanks Wolfgang

I have machined the Nylon sliders a couple of times but they keep swelling and jamming.

Rob

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Opacmare Passerelle sticking Jamming Nylon sliding support seized AMEL 54

Wolfgang Weber
 

Try to open the valve with a screw driver pressing in the little hole of the valve under the relay and spray some WD40. Mine did not work , you could hear the motor and nothing worked. By pressing the valves manually I recognised the problem. 
Wolfgang SY Elise Amel 54 #162




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Von: "rob.molly@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Datum: 31.01.18 12:32 (GMT+01:00)
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Betreff: [Amel Yacht Owners] Opacmare Passerelle sticking Jamming Nylon sliding support seized AMEL 54

 

Has anyone else had a problem with the Opacmare passerelle becoming stiff or jamming and sometimes failing to extend?  This is on AMEL 54 Cléo.


I have had this problem and was wondering if I am the only one.


Rob

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet Cell Batteries

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

I have simple automotive battery tester. I use it periodically. It is rather simple process.

On Jan 31, 2018 07:00, "kwzy6vgkpvtfohjddjsrotobzwf2pjeafjwalhur@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

How old is your battery bank?

How budget conscious are you?
Are you about to go on a long voyage away from chandleries?
After fully charging how long and how many amps does it take to get to 50% charge measured by specific gravity?

Assuming that the answer to the last question is acceptable and:


Assuming you really want to maximise the life from your battery bank.  I would consider disconnecting the two worst offending batteries. So your bank is 10 batteries wired up as pairs to give 24v. Then see how the rest of the bank performs. If the remaining bank holds it's charge well then you must decide what to do with the two dead ones. Maybe equalise/replace them or do without.

As for equalisation. You could try it before changing the dud batteries.  If you fully charge the bank with your Dolphin chargers until they accept no more charge and then turn all load off and on a sunny day use the solar regulator to equalise. The batteries should gas and boil, this stirs up the electrolyte and hopefully cleans off the plates. One hour is not enough you could reset it several times.

The main advantage of wet cell batteries is that you can boil them and refill with distilled water. 

Nick Amelia (54) with a new bank of Lifeline AGM, new chargers as the old Dolphins died and 530w solar and two wind generators.




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Quick question on desalator membrane replacement

Porter McRoberts
 






Correct?


Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jan 31, 2018, at 3:50 AM, kwzy6vgkpvtfohjddjsrotobzwf2pjeafjwalhur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

You need the "O" rings to be at the HP end of the vessels. So the water from the HP pump goes into the first vessel (track the HP hose) that is where the O ring should be and then the water flows into the next vessel with HP hose or probably a solid stainless steel HP pipe link the O ring needs to be at this end and then the water exits the vessels and out over the side of the boat.


If you have them the wrong way round then there will be very little product water, as you have found.

Nick 

Amelia (54)