Date   

Suggested Marco Pumps

 

I
n the middle of our discussion thread, MARCO has discontinued the UP 6 and UP 12 with accumulator tanks. They may still be available in Europe, but are not available in the US.

I
received the following from Marco today:
"The UP12/A and the UP6/A are now discontinued …we supply only the UP6/E and the UP12/E with no accumulator tanks required. Please update that on your file, as we only keep the UP6/E and UP12/E in stock in Florida.
"
The updated suggestions are:
BESTUP14/E Electronic water pressure pump 12.2 gpm Part N 16469015
GOOD: UP12/E UP12 / E Autoclave with electronic control 36 l / min Part N 16468113  Price in EU 528.52€
OK: UP6/E UP6 / E Autoclave with electronic control 26 l / min Part N  16462213 Price in EU 402.79€

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] halyard engine lift for engine removal and replacement

Sv Garulfo
 



Well i read the horror story of a SM owner who almost sunk his boat while lifting his engine with a stretchy line to replace the silent blocks. Was only saved by the quick reaction of the people of the marina he was in. 

In French, but worth a read, if only for the entertainment as it’s quite well written

See 1er Janvier in


Enjoy,

Thomas, 
away from
GARULFO
A54-122
Curaçao 



On Mon, 30 Jul 2018 at 01:37, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have an Amel School Client that I would like to get some "firsthand" information for.

He is going to be repowering his 54. He is interested in discussing all of the necessary rigging that was utilized if you removed your engine with a halyard.

I apologize for being in the middle of this discussion, but my client is going to be out of reach for about two weeks.

If you have firsthand knowledge of utilizing a halyard to remove an engine, I would like to hear from you. If you prefer direct email, bill"at"amelschool.com

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 taken 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 referred to mechanical and/or electrical device or system.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer

Alan Leslie
 

Mark

Your SM is only 3 serial numbers from mine, so I'm guessing that they are pretty much the same.
i have taken apart the shower mixers in both heads due to intermittent lack of flow and what I found is that they have inlet water strainers. i took them out and rinsed them and now the mixers work really well.
Trust this helps
Best regards
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lights on the 24volt controllpanel

Alan Leslie
 

Arthur, is it the 2 red lamps on the 24 V panel...one for the bilge pump and the other for the alternator alarm (bottom left side)?...there is also a green for the water pump?
If so, the replacement lamps are available from Maud at Amel....if you send her a photograph of the lamp you want the globe for, she will know which it is.
To get the dead ones out you need a small diameter plastic/silicone tube that you can push on to the lamp globe and then pull it out...the globe has just two straight pins.
The lamps that others have just mentioned are the really small amber and red ones for the nav lights, freezer etc....they can be removed just by pushing in them from the front panel.
dab 5200 means use a very small amount of 5200 sealant to hold the small lamp in place...this only applies to the really small ones 
Trust this helps
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lights on the 24volt controllpanel

Arthur Sundqvist
 

Thanks for answer. I am from Sweden and I don’t understand dab 5200 and what and how you replaced the small lamps????
Can you please explain? When you take of the red cup you see a small lamp. How do I get it out and where can I find new ones??


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Safety deposit box in aft head of Super maramu

eric freedman
 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 12:01 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Safety deposit box in aft head of Super maramu

 

 

I was also locked out of my safe. It appeared that to remove the safe would  require a lot of woodwork to replace it.

I am very familiar with safes. Even though  this safe is not a TRTL-30X6 the door is quite substantial..

The secret to opening a non-burglary resistance safes is sharp drills, chisels, and a big hammer.

 

I drilled and hammered the safe door until I opened the safe.

 

I then has a new door fabricated out of shiny stainless. I has a simple key lock installed and now use a simple  key to open the safe.

 

The  safe that we have is intended to keep honest people honest. If someone wants this safe all they have to do is to use a sledge hammer and crow bar and take the safe home to open later.

 

I am quite happy with my new shiny door.

The key lock I used is similar to. https://www.mcmaster.com/#cam-latches/=1dxkk9l   Miniature keyed cam lock.

 

There are photos under Kimberlite in the photo section..

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 11:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Safety deposit box in aft head of Super maramu

 

 

Graham, I wanted to remove our safe and could not risk the damage and left it in. The key had broken off in it, finally i was able to extract it , glue it together and gently opened the safe. I leave it ajar , because if I lock it and the key breaks ,some big thug someday will not believe that I can't open it, and will beat me to senseless , not a long road. I would feel safer without the safe in full view. I know a thief will not take the time removing it that I would and would not be too concerned about scratching my woodwork , unless of course he was an unusually considerate thief. If you figure how to remove it ,please let me know . I would rather have the storage and hide my stuff in one of the thousands of places on the boat.

Pat

SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: crwggb@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 9:02 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Safety deposit box in aft head of Super maramu

 

The lock on the safe of my 1995 SM no 140 has jammed, fortunately whilst open. My plan was just to take the whole thing out and buy a new one. However, on looking at the hole through which the box needs to be retrieved, it would appear to be some what smaller than the safe itself.

 

Before I waste a lot of time has any one got any practical experience of removing a safe from the rear heads on a Super Maramu, and any practical tips....like remove the front panel to all the shelving?

 

I await any comments,

 

Graham 

SM140 SULA

Hong Kong


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Safety deposit box in aft head of Super maramu

eric freedman
 

I was also locked out of my safe. It appeared that to remove the safe would  require a lot of woodwork to replace it.

I am very familiar with safes. Even though  this safe is not a TRTL-30X6 the door is quite substantial..

The secret to opening a non-burglary resistance safes is sharp drills, chisels, and a big hammer.

 

I drilled and hammered the safe door until I opened the safe.

 

I then has a new door fabricated out of shiny stainless. I has a simple key lock installed and now use a simple  key to open the safe.

 

The  safe that we have is intended to keep honest people honest. If someone wants this safe all they have to do is to use a sledge hammer and crow bar and take the safe home to open later.

 

I am quite happy with my new shiny door.

The key lock I used is similar to. https://www.mcmaster.com/#cam-latches/=1dxkk9l   Miniature keyed cam lock.

 

There are photos under Kimberlite in the photo section.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2018 11:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Safety deposit box in aft head of Super maramu

 

 

Graham, I wanted to remove our safe and could not risk the damage and left it in. The key had broken off in it, finally i was able to extract it , glue it together and gently opened the safe. I leave it ajar , because if I lock it and the key breaks ,some big thug someday will not believe that I can't open it, and will beat me to senseless , not a long road. I would feel safer without the safe in full view. I know a thief will not take the time removing it that I would and would not be too concerned about scratching my woodwork , unless of course he was an unusually considerate thief. If you figure how to remove it ,please let me know . I would rather have the storage and hide my stuff in one of the thousands of places on the boat.

Pat

SM#123

-----Original Message-----
From: crwggb@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Jul 30, 2018 9:02 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Safety deposit box in aft head of Super maramu

 

The lock on the safe of my 1995 SM no 140 has jammed, fortunately whilst open. My plan was just to take the whole thing out and buy a new one. However, on looking at the hole through which the box needs to be retrieved, it would appear to be some what smaller than the safe itself.

 

Before I waste a lot of time has any one got any practical experience of removing a safe from the rear heads on a Super Maramu, and any practical tips....like remove the front panel to all the shelving?

 

I await any comments,

 

Graham 

SM140 SULA

Hong Kong


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer

mfmcgovern@...
 

Mark,

Of course it's the other side. It's a boat project. When you fix it, please post the part number of the replacement as I'm sure mine are getting ready to fail.

Thanks,

Mark McGovern
SM 440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Strange Steering/tracking problem

greatketch@...
 

This one is a tough one.  Certainly nothing about the hull itself is the issue.  I assume your athwartship trim hasn't changed much?  A significant list could cause the issue you see.

I am having a very tough time coming up with a scenario where the prop is the problem.  On a MaxProp the blades are geared together, and all MUST take the same angle. Even if that angle wasn't exactly right, it is still must be symmetrical and can not cause the problem you see. If the gearing was so damaged that this was no longer true, the vibration when you were motoring would be by far the bigger issue.  

On the MaxProp there is no way the adjustment can be changed without disassembling the prop. Power washing, and other normal maintenance procedures will have no effect.  Have you kept up on greasing the internals of the MaxProp with good waterproof grease as required?  

Other than incorrect assembly, the only thing I have ever seen go wrong on a MaxProp was when one was shifted from reverse to forward at too high a speed and the internal stops sheared off.  This resulted in a prop that freewheeled, and gave no drive--obviously not your issue.  If the blades all swing freely and all take the take the same angle... then the problem must be elsewhere.

Is your speed and engine RPM typical of your past experience?  If yes, then the prop is not the problem.  If they are outside of the "normal" ranges, then the prop is a start...even if I can't explain why...

Is the steering "normal" while sailing?  

If you put the transmission in neutral while sailing, does the shaft turn?  

Do come back and let us know what you find...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA





---In amelyachtowners@..., <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote :

Ciao Mark! The prop seemed to be moving freely but tbh I didn't wiggle it around that much either on land or underwater. Could pressure washing it have done something to it? It's a Maxprop feathering btw..  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer

Mark Erdos
 

Mark,

 

Thanks. That end on my faucet seems to be okay. It is the temperature end that leaks a little when being adjusted.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer

 

 

Mark's

That's the flow end that I changed.

Mark
SM 440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Water Pump

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

 

Thanks. Yep. I don’t got one of those J

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Water Pump

 

 

Mark,

 

That is an Onan water flow sensor. It was added to the Onan probably after your hull number...probably around hull #300. Of course the control PCB is different also to handle additional sensors etc. Interestingly, Onan later dropped the water flow sensor. I assume it was redundant because of coolant temperature switch/sensor and exhaust elbow temperature switch/sensor.

 

 

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 taken 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 referred to mechanical and/or electrical device or system.

 

 

On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 1:17 PM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

David,

 

What is the sensor located after the filter?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Onan Water Pump [1 Attachment]

 

 

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

Sorry for the delay in responding, you will know why - but our fit-out is now almost complete, so Ihhave some breathing space and spare time to go through the 700+ messages in backlog ....

 

Here is a picture of the strainer I fitted recently to PERIGEE, between the ONAN raw-water pump and the heat exchanger.

 

Fair winds

David

Perigee SM#396

On Anchor, St Pierre

Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Servicing the GROHE thermostatic shower mixer [5 Attachments]

mfmcgovern@...
 

Mark's

That's the flow end that I changed.

Mark
SM 440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Climma AC, SM

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

The only issue I can see with mounting the A/C unit “backwards” is that the temperature sensor is mounted on the front of the coil. This might make the sensor think it is sensing  a different temperature than the ambient air in the head .

If I were to have designed  the thermostat setup ,in the aft cabin, I would put the thermostat in the cabin with an electronic sensor attached, and not in the head. I did this when I installed my Dometic A/C unit.

With the old unit the head was always warmer than the aft cabin. Now the aft cabin is at the correct temperature.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:52 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Climma AC, SM

 

 

Gary,

 

I am sure that you already solved this issue because when something is not right on your SM, you always make it right. However, I need to tell you that I remember meeting a guy who once owned a SM. In fact he was a super-duper engineer that invented the turbine propulsion that makes Navy subs run silent. He also invented the nuclear aircraft carrier turbines that cause the carrier develop unbelievable speed. I can't write that speed here because it is highly classified.

 

I think this guy told me that he mounted his aft Climma AC in a roundabout orientation to improve the Venturi effect, thus doubling fan output. Maybe he was involved somehow in your SM.😀

 

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 taken 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 referred to mechanical and/or electrical device or system.

 

 

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 6:20 AM gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Well, here's a question I just need to bounce around.  I need to see if the aft air conditioner on my SM is mounted correctly, or was installed "backwards".  I talked to Bill R. about it, and I am pretty sure I have exactly the right answer, but unfortunately that answer comes with no solution.

 

I have the aft air conditioner out and sitting in the head.  The way it was installed put the air input/cooling fins outboard, kind of against the hull and it is impossible to clean them without detaching the whole unit and sliding it out for access (meaning pulling out the head). 

 

Looking over the situation, it would be pretty easy to re-plumb it and reverse the orientation so that the cooling fins were facing inboard into the head. ~but~ , the exhaust elbow for the blower fan does not appear to be in any way movable as far as I can see.  Makes me wonder if there were right-hand/left-ha nd versions of the eh-9 compact, or if others might have a similar orientation with their units.

 

I'm not sure I want to 'solve' the problem if it's normal.

 

Could someone else with a hull number close (we are 209) take a quick look see and let me know how your unit is oriented? 

 

Thanks,

 

Gary W.

SM 209, "Adagio"

Malta

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Climma AC, SM

 

Gary,

I am sure that you already solved this issue because when something is not right on your SM, you always make it right. However, I need to tell you that I remember meeting a guy who once owned a SM. In fact he was a super-duper engineer that invented the turbine propulsion that makes Navy subs run silent. He also invented the nuclear aircraft carrier turbines that cause the carrier develop unbelievable speed. I can't write that speed here because it is highly classified.

I think this guy told me that he mounted his aft Climma AC in a roundabout orientation to improve the Venturi effect, thus doubling fan output. Maybe he was involved somehow in your SM.😀

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 taken 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 referred to mechanical and/or electrical device or system.


On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 6:20 AM gary@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Well, here's a question I just need to bounce around.  I need to see if the aft air conditioner on my SM is mounted correctly, or was installed "backwards".  I talked to Bill R. about it, and I am pretty sure I have exactly the right answer, but unfortunately that answer comes with no solution.

I have the aft air conditioner out and sitting in the head.  The way it was installed put the air input/cooling fins outboard, kind of against the hull and it is impossible to clean them without detaching the whole unit and sliding it out for access (meaning pulling out the head). 

Looking over the situation, it would be pretty easy to re-plumb it and reverse the orientation so that the cooling fins were facing inboard into the head. ~but~ , the exhaust elbow for the blower fan does not appear to be in any way movable as far as I can see.  Makes me wonder if there were right-hand/left-ha nd versions of the eh-9 compact, or if others might have a similar orientation with their units.

I'm not sure I want to 'solve' the problem if it's normal.

Could someone else with a hull number close (we are 209) take a quick look see and let me know how your unit is oriented? 

Thanks,

Gary W.
SM 209, "Adagio"
Malta



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leroy Sommer parts

 

Bob,

Email SAV"at"amel.fr. Be sure to include a photo as this item changed during the production of the 54.

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 taken 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 referred to mechanical and/or electrical device or system.


On Sun, Jul 29, 2018 at 4:32 PM hodginsbob@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I would like to order some replacement parts for my Leroy Sommer gearboxes and I can not locate a source in the US. Can someone point me in their direction? If I need to order from another country that is OK too.
Thanks,
Bob Hodgins
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31
currently in Raiatea, French Polynesia



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Climma AC, SM

eric freedman
 

Your AC unit seems to be mounted backwards.

If it is a 9eh Climma the grey output nozzle can be turned around quite easily.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 7:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Climma AC, SM

 

 

Well, here's a question I just need to bounce around.  I need to see if the aft air conditioner on my SM is mounted correctly, or was installed "backwards".  I talked to Bill R. about it, and I am pretty sure I have exactly the right answer, but unfortunately that answer comes with no solution.

 

I have the aft air conditioner out and sitting in the head.  The way it was installed put the air input/cooling fins outboard, kind of against the hull and it is impossible to clean them without detaching the whole unit and sliding it out for access (meaning pulling out the head). 

 

Looking over the situation, it would be pretty easy to re-plumb it and reverse the orientation so that the cooling fins were facing inboard into the head. ~but~ , the exhaust elbow for the blower fan does not appear to be in any way movable as far as I can see.  Makes me wonder if there were right-hand/left-hand versions of the eh-9 compact, or if others might have a similar orientation with their units.

 

I'm not sure I want to 'solve' the problem if it's normal.

 

Could someone else with a hull number close (we are 209) take a quick look see and let me know how your unit is oriented? 

 

Thanks,

 

Gary W.

SM 209, "Adagio"

Malta

 


halyard engine lift for engine removal and replacement

 

I have an Amel School Client that I would like to get some "firsthand" information for.

He is going to be repowering his 54. He is interested in discussing all of the necessary rigging that was utilized if you removed your engine with a halyard.

I apologize for being in the middle of this discussion, but my client is going to be out of reach for about two weeks.

If you have firsthand knowledge of utilizing a halyard to remove an engine, I would like to hear from you. If you prefer direct email, bill"at"amelschool.com

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 taken 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 referred to mechanical and/or electrical device or system.


Leroy Sommer parts

hodginsbob@...
 

I would like to order some replacement parts for my Leroy Sommer gearboxes and I can not locate a source in the US. Can someone point me in their direction? If I need to order from another country that is OK too.
Thanks,
Bob Hodgins
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31
currently in Raiatea, French Polynesia



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Victron Centaur 24/60 [1 Attachment]

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bill, what was the total amp load.I wince when I read of the load some people put on the system. If it was high and something more started up it could have been a simple over load. Other than that it could be a failure in the hot water element if that was turned on. Couple of simple possibilities.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 30 July 2018 at 01:43 "william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

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

 

Hey everyone -


Went out for a beautiful day yesterday. Everything was perfect until I plugged back into the dock and flipped the charger on. About a minute after there was a loud "pop" and a plume of white smoke that came from the engine room. Upon further investigation I found that the charger blew. (See picture in mark up). All is good and again I came to respect the redundancies on this boat even more. Problem temporarily solved by switching on the heart charger located in the aft cabin. (Usually I only use this charger as a supplement with my primary (Victron Centaur 24/60 while on generator power) It looks like a resister blew and the charger is less than 2 years old. Can anyone chime in on a  possible reason beside faulty equipment? Voltages all check out at post and plug end. The boat did a good job protecting itself and popped the breaker.  Just looking for some additional comments. Many thanks. 


Bill Maffei

Its all Good

SM #195

 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Run rail maintenance

smiles bernard
 

Thanks Duane, Alex and James for your help
For now I’ll clean and boat wax as James has done and save the kids from dusty white hands and feet as they clamber aboard in interesting ways 
Really nice to see the new rub rail Alex. Looks cracking!

All the best
Miles


On 29 Jul 2018, at 20:19, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I really don't like the Amel rub rail (one of my few complaints), and rubbing on a pile and you've damaged the gel coat.

So, I'm thinking of adding a rubber extrusion to the rub rail.  Mate USA sells a track you would screw into the current rub rail where the white stripe is.  Then you would press on the "Soft Insert".  I ordered a 6.5 foot section of the track (one piece) and a one-foot section of the vinyl insert for a test fit and it's a close thing whether they would fit or not.  Next time I'm somewhere for a month I plan on ordering a longer section of each to install to see how it fits around the curves.

The vinyl rubrail is ordered to length so there are no splices and it also has end sections. The track comes in 6.5foot sections.  If you want to look it up it's Item T130-141-006-2 (Rigid Track) and T130-141-007-W

I've seen several SM's with a stainless bead screwed to the Amel rub rail, but I don't like the look.

Has anyone done something else to protect the gel coated "rub rail"?  

The other way of handling the dings I suppose is to just paint every few years.  The white stripe is just auto detail tape according to the fiberglass guy who did some repair work for us.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

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