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Re: Dessalator DUO 160 Wiring Connections

pstas2003 <no_reply@...>
 

A forum member provided me with the information I needed privately. 

I hope everyone (US folks and others) enjoy the holiday.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising New England

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] CLIMMA AC on AMEL 54

luvkante
 

Tx very much Bill, I didn`t know that.

What is your recommendation to me? My current CLIMMAs constantly develop new leaks and electric failures.

Thank you very much in advance.

Martin

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 04.07.2018 um 17:25 schrieb Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Sadly, it seems to be a trend that is progressing with the progression of technology. The older Climma Compact units made prior to about 2006 lasted 10-20 years with usually the only failures in Capacitors. There is a major difference in the electronics of a newer Climma Compact...so much so, that you would not recognize the newer electronics as being a progression of the older. It isn't just Climma, it is all refrigeration and Air Conditioning systems. I expect the life expectancy of those Climma Compacts made after about 2006 to be half of the earlier generation. The same is true with other brands.

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






On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 9:08 AM Martin K luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ian,


Yes please , I would be happy to receive some more information!

Anybody with some longterm experience?

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 04.07.2018 um 15:46 schrieb Ian Townsend smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Martin:

We installed Webasto brand AC in September 2017 in our SM. Three 10,000 BTU units. We have used them in Florida for a total of five months and in the Bahamas for about one month. They have a good reputation in North America and I am impressed with their performance and reliability so far (bearing in mind, they have only seen six months of service). Let me know if you want any further details.

Ian
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

On Jul 4, 2018, at 9:32 AM, luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everybody,


I am sick and tired of my CLIMMA AC`s on CHIARA. They are constantly quitting their service. I had repaired them so many times since I bought CHIARA new in 2010: electronics defect, fan defect, heater defect, leaks and leaks and leaks........


Does anybody have experience with a new generation of CLIMMA ACs (if there is any) or even better: with a more reliable brand? 

Fit? Installation? Reliability?


I am ready to get rid of them.


Martin

AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA



Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls

Miles
 

Hi Kent,

I have replaced the broken spring on two of my handles with bits of rubber from a child’s play ball.   It works most of the time, but if someone wants to investigate having some made, I would like to join in.

Regards,

 

Miles

s/y Ladybug, sm 216, on a mooring in Newport, RI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries for Amel 54

greatketch@...
 

When talking about batteries on boats there are so many variations it is hard to get any kind of agreement on anything. Even terminology can be a bit fuzzy.

When talking about batteries, if someone says "ordinary batteries" I would take that to mean standard flooded lead acid batteries. Not AGM, not GEL, etc.

If we are talking about "ordinary" flooded lead acid batteries, they tend to come in two flavors, "starting" and "deep cycle".  The difference is real but it is still a qualitative one, and the dividing line between them is not hard and fixed except in the mind of the marketing department.

In general, starting batteries are optimized to discharge very high amperages very quickly, and for very short periods of time, and then to be recharged quickly.  The lead plates are thinner, closer together, and sometimes more porous. They are designed to discharge a minimum of their capacity before being recharged.  Because of the thinner plates, some (but not all!) tend to be more susceptible to damage from vibration and impact than deep cycle batteries.

Deep cycle batteries are designed to deliver lower power loads for longer times.  The plates are much thicker and denser, and further apart. They tolerate deeper discharges much better.  

There can also be some chemistry differences between the two, but these are the highlights.

The way MOST people use their batteries is to discharge them much deeper than 80%.  If I had to guess, I would say most people typically discharge to 60% or 70%. 50% if they work the batteries really hard. Therefore--for most--people the recommendation to use deep cycle rated batteries is a no-brainer.  Starting batteries will die in this use pattern much earlier, quickly eliminating any initial cost benefit.

But... (there is ALWAYS a "but")
If you really discharge your batteries to no lower than 80% (ever) and then quickly recharge them ALL THE WAY back to 100% then "Starting" batteries might, for you, be a cost effective approach.  Even if not "best" they will not be a disaster.  I am sure you can find people who will give you an absolutely confident answer. They probably know a lot more than I do.

Deep cycle batteries might even have a disadvantage on your boat.  Once they get to 80% state of charge, their charge acceptance rate begins to fall, and it can take a VERY long time to bring them back to full.  Topping of "starting" batteries from 80% to 100% would happen much quicker.

Most recommendations for cruising boat batteries assume a much deeper discharge than you expose your batteries to. 

And there are LOTS of other considerations and alternative, but we can ignore those for now...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

---In amelyachtowners@..., <connor_barry@...> wrote :

Hi,
Olivier told me to get ordinary lead acid batteries and don’t let them drop below 80%. With running the generator for about 1 hour each morning and then having solar panels I find that I only sometimes run the generator again in the evening.
Are deep cycle regular batteries? I did see that gell batteries are listed as deep cycle.
Best Regards

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17
Trogir.  Croatia 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] CLIMMA AC on AMEL 54

 

Sadly, it seems to be a trend that is progressing with the progression of technology. The older Climma Compact units made prior to about 2006 lasted 10-20 years with usually the only failures in Capacitors. There is a major difference in the electronics of a newer Climma Compact...so much so, that you would not recognize the newer electronics as being a progression of the older. It isn't just Climma, it is all refrigeration and Air Conditioning systems. I expect the life expectancy of those Climma Compacts made after about 2006 to be half of the earlier generation. The same is true with other brands.

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






On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 9:08 AM Martin K luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ian,


Yes please , I would be happy to receive some more information!

Anybody with some longterm experience?

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 04.07.2018 um 15:46 schrieb Ian Townsend smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Martin:

We installed Webasto brand AC in September 2017 in our SM. Three 10,000 BTU units. We have used them in Florida for a total of five months and in the Bahamas for about one month. They have a good reputation in North America and I am impressed with their performance and reliability so far (bearing in mind, they have only seen six months of service). Let me know if you want any further details.

Ian
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

On Jul 4, 2018, at 9:32 AM, luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everybody,


I am sick and tired of my CLIMMA AC`s on CHIARA. They are constantly quitting their service. I had repaired them so many times since I bought CHIARA new in 2010: electronics defect, fan defect, heater defect, leaks and leaks and leaks........


Does anybody have experience with a new generation of CLIMMA ACs (if there is any) or even better: with a more reliable brand? 

Fit? Installation? Reliability?


I am ready to get rid of them.


Martin

AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries for Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Hi,
Olivier told me to get ordinary lead acid batteries and don’t let them drop below 80%. With running the generator for about 1 hour each morning and then having solar panels I find that I only sometimes run the generator again in the evening.
Are deep cycle regular batteries? I did see that gell batteries are listed as deep cycle.
Best Regards

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17
Trogir.  Croatia 




On Jul 4, 2018, at 14:48, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

You are aware that Hankook MF31-750 is a "starting" battery and NOT a deep cycle battery.

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






On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 4:10 AM Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Wolfgang,

Because I was buying 13 batteries the BatteryMegaStore in the UK gave me the post fittings at no extra charge, 26 in total. The batteries are exactly the same size and I still use the original wood spacers between them. Everything still fits very snugly, no movement.
I was fortunate to have a small people mover van for 6 months after I bought the boat in May 2015 and was driving back and forth (Marseille to UK)... Carried these batteries over 2 trips. You will have to check with the France store to see if they will deliver at no charge. The UK store would only deliver at no charge to UK address.

Best Regards
Barry


On Jul 4, 2018, at 10:42, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Barry,
Did you have to change anything in the batterycompartment, cable, fittings etc for these batteries?
Thank you very much Wolfgang SY Elise 




Dr. med. Wolfgang Weber
Lenaustr. 2 45657 Recklinghausen Germany
Telefon +49 2361 182005 FAX + 49 2361 182006
Attention: This e-mail may contain confidential and/or privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient or if you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this e-mail. Any unauthorized copying, disclosure or distribution of the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited

-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
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Datum: 28.06.18 12:52 (GMT+01:00)
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries for Amel 54

 

Hi Wolfgang,

You can look at BatteryMagastore online I got 13 Hankook MF31-750 110Ah in Sept 2015, which cost £70 in UK and in France they now advertise them at about €88. They should last you about 5 years.
This was the best price that I found.
Best Regards

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Split Croatia


On Jun 28, 2018, at 12:37, webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear Amel sailors, I am on the way to Hyeres /France and want New batteries for our Amel 54.

Charger and everything will not be changed and I would like to buy nearly the same batteries - the originals are from 2010/11. Any recommendations where to buy and which brand ?

Thank you.

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise  Amel 54 # 162 on the way to Bonifacio/France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] CLIMMA AC on AMEL 54

luvkante
 

Ian,

Yes please , I would be happy to receive some more information!

Anybody with some longterm experience?

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 04.07.2018 um 15:46 schrieb Ian Townsend smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Martin:

We installed Webasto brand AC in September 2017 in our SM. Three 10,000 BTU units. We have used them in Florida for a total of five months and in the Bahamas for about one month. They have a good reputation in North America and I am impressed with their performance and reliability so far (bearing in mind, they have only seen six months of service). Let me know if you want any further details.

Ian
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

On Jul 4, 2018, at 9:32 AM, luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everybody,


I am sick and tired of my CLIMMA AC`s on CHIARA. They are constantly quitting their service. I had repaired them so many times since I bought CHIARA new in 2010: electronics defect, fan defect, heater defect, leaks and leaks and leaks........


Does anybody have experience with a new generation of CLIMMA ACs (if there is any) or even better: with a more reliable brand? 

Fit? Installation? Reliability?


I am ready to get rid of them.


Martin

AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] CLIMMA AC on AMEL 54

Ian Townsend
 

Martin:

We installed Webasto brand AC in September 2017 in our SM. Three 10,000 BTU units. We have used them in Florida for a total of five months and in the Bahamas for about one month. They have a good reputation in North America and I am impressed with their performance and reliability so far (bearing in mind, they have only seen six months of service). Let me know if you want any further details.

Ian
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

On Jul 4, 2018, at 9:32 AM, luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello everybody,


I am sick and tired of my CLIMMA AC`s on CHIARA. They are constantly quitting their service. I had repaired them so many times since I bought CHIARA new in 2010: electronics defect, fan defect, heater defect, leaks and leaks and leaks........


Does anybody have experience with a new generation of CLIMMA ACs (if there is any) or even better: with a more reliable brand? 

Fit? Installation? Reliability?


I am ready to get rid of them.


Martin

AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA



CLIMMA AC on AMEL 54

luvkante
 

Hello everybody,


I am sick and tired of my CLIMMA AC`s on CHIARA. They are constantly quitting their service. I had repaired them so many times since I bought CHIARA new in 2010: electronics defect, fan defect, heater defect, leaks and leaks and leaks........


Does anybody have experience with a new generation of CLIMMA ACs (if there is any) or even better: with a more reliable brand? 

Fit? Installation? Reliability?


I am ready to get rid of them.


Martin

AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries for Amel 54

 

You are aware that Hankook MF31-750 is a "starting" battery and NOT a deep cycle battery.

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






On Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 4:10 AM Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Wolfgang,

Because I was buying 13 batteries the BatteryMegaStore in the UK gave me the post fittings at no extra charge, 26 in total. The batteries are exactly the same size and I still use the original wood spacers between them. Everything still fits very snugly, no movement.
I was fortunate to have a small people mover van for 6 months after I bought the boat in May 2015 and was driving back and forth (Marseille to UK).. Carried these batteries over 2 trips. You will have to check with the France store to see if they will deliver at no charge. The UK store would only deliver at no charge to UK address.

Best Regards
Barry


On Jul 4, 2018, at 10:42, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Barry,
Did you have to change anything in the batterycompartment, cable, fittings etc for these batteries?
Thank you very much Wolfgang SY Elise 




Dr. med. Wolfgang Weber
Lenaustr. 2 45657 Recklinghausen Germany
Telefon +49 2361 182005 FAX + 49 2361 182006
Attention: This e-mail may contain confidential and/or privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient or if you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this e-mail. Any unauthorized copying, disclosure or distribution of the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited

-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
Von: "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Datum: 28.06.18 12:52 (GMT+01:00)
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries for Amel 54

 

Hi Wolfgang,

You can look at BatteryMagastore online I got 13 Hankook MF31-750 110Ah in Sept 2015, which cost £70 in UK and in France they now advertise them at about €88. They should last you about 5 years.
This was the best price that I found.
Best Regards

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Split Croatia


On Jun 28, 2018, at 12:37, webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear Amel sailors, I am on the way to Hyeres /France and want New batteries for our Amel 54.

Charger and everything will not be changed and I would like to buy nearly the same batteries - the originals are from 2010/11. Any recommendations where to buy and which brand ?

Thank you.

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise  Amel 54 # 162 on the way to Bonifacio/France


Re: Would anybody take me on a quick sail on a Maramu?

themos_astro
 

Hello Tom, 

Not quite what you are asking for but this Maramu may be available for charters, in Scotland.


Themos Tsikas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls

karkauai
 

I’ve looked some for replacements, too, also without success.  I was able to repair one latch with a safety pin cut to fit where the old spring fit.
Is this something that could be reproduced using a 3D printer?  If so we could organize and have as many made as everyone needs.

Kent
Kristy/SM243
St Michaels MD

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Jul 3, 2018, at 4:18 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve and John,

Do you only need the chrome looking handle part (which is plastic), as I do, or do you also need the brown plastic latching part?  I'm looking into having some made, but only need handles. 

Craig Briggs, SN68, Boca Raton, FL


I need some as well, as I suspect every older SM and Santorin owner does. I’ve been looking for a couple of years with no success. 
Steve Davis  Aloha SM 72  Hawaii

I have one or two spares, but would like to purchase some more as well. 

John SV Annie SM 37 Le Marin, Martinique
---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Maud informed me that Amel no longer has the old push-button rectangular drawer pulls. 
Has anyone found a source or a good replacement?

Many thanks, Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris


Would anybody take me on a quick sail on a Maramu?

Thomas Nienkemper
 

Hello Amel community,

 

It's been over a year since I started looking into the Amel Maramu as our new home. The knowledge accumulated in this group is phenomenal and really helped me with my decision for this boat.

 

One important piece is still missing though. I did not have the chance to sail a Maramu yet. So, I was wondering if there is anybody in Europe (I live in Switzerland) who would be willing to take me on board to show me how she sails. I know I could do that during sea trials, but I thought it makes sense to do have the experience before - who knows, maybe I don't like it at all ;). 

 

Also: If there is anybody planning to sell within the next 12 months please get in touch – either here or send me an email: thomas.nienkemper@....

 

Best,

Tom


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries for Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Hi Wolfgang,
Because I was buying 13 batteries the BatteryMegaStore in the UK gave me the post fittings at no extra charge, 26 in total. The batteries are exactly the same size and I still use the original wood spacers between them. Everything still fits very snugly, no movement.
I was fortunate to have a small people mover van for 6 months after I bought the boat in May 2015 and was driving back and forth (Marseille to UK). Carried these batteries over 2 trips. You will have to check with the France store to see if they will deliver at no charge. The UK store would only deliver at no charge to UK address.

Best Regards
Barry


On Jul 4, 2018, at 10:42, webercardio webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Barry,
Did you have to change anything in the batterycompartment, cable, fittings etc for these batteries?
Thank you very much Wolfgang SY Elise 




Dr. med. Wolfgang Weber
Lenaustr. 2 45657 Recklinghausen Germany
Telefon +49 2361 182005 FAX + 49 2361 182006
Attention: This e-mail may contain confidential and/or privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient or if you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this e-mail. Any unauthorized copying, disclosure or distribution of the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited

-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
Von: "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Datum: 28.06.18 12:52 (GMT+01:00)
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries for Amel 54

 

Hi Wolfgang,

You can look at BatteryMagastore online I got 13 Hankook MF31-750 110Ah in Sept 2015, which cost £70 in UK and in France they now advertise them at about €88. They should last you about 5 years.
This was the best price that I found.
Best Regards

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Split Croatia


On Jun 28, 2018, at 12:37, webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear Amel sailors, I am on the way to Hyeres /France and want New batteries for our Amel 54.

Charger and everything will not be changed and I would like to buy nearly the same batteries - the originals are from 2010/11. Any recommendations where to buy and which brand ?

Thank you.

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise  Amel 54 # 162 on the way to Bonifacio/France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries for Amel 54

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 

Hi Barry,
Did you have to change anything in the batterycompartment, cable, fittings etc for these batteries?
Thank you very much Wolfgang SY Elise 




Dr. med. Wolfgang Weber
Lenaustr. 2 45657 Recklinghausen Germany
Telefon +49 2361 182005 FAX + 49 2361 182006
Attention: This e-mail may contain confidential and/or privileged
information. If you are not the intended recipient or if you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete this e-mail. Any unauthorized copying, disclosure or distribution of the contents of this e-mail is strictly prohibited

-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
Von: "Barry Connor connor_barry@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Datum: 28.06.18 12:52 (GMT+01:00)
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries for Amel 54

 

Hi Wolfgang,

You can look at BatteryMagastore online I got 13 Hankook MF31-750 110Ah in Sept 2015, which cost £70 in UK and in France they now advertise them at about €88. They should last you about 5 years.
This was the best price that I found.
Best Regards

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Split Croatia


On Jun 28, 2018, at 12:37, webercardio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear Amel sailors, I am on the way to Hyeres /France and want New batteries for our Amel 54.

Charger and everything will not be changed and I would like to buy nearly the same batteries - the originals are from 2010/11. Any recommendations where to buy and which brand ?

Thank you.

Wolfgang Weber SY Elise  Amel 54 # 162 on the way to Bonifacio/France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Barnacle Buster

Patrick McAneny
 

Hanspeter, I always have a difficult time understanding your posts. I think you are questioning  that it takes me about 15 minutes to remove the heat exchanger on my Volvo TMD 22a . If that was your point,( only guessing it was) you are probably right, it probably takes closer to 10 minutes. I only need to loosen three SS clamps and pull the boot off and slide the tube out. I can't speak to how long it takes on a new Yanmar. No need to reply to this reply ,as I won't reply to your next reply,its a slippery slope I've been down before !
Have a Nice Day,
Pat
SM#123

-----Original Message-----
From: 'Hanspeter.baettig' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 6:05 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Barnacle Buster

 
Hi Pat
this is funny 😀
you remove a Heat Exchanger on a Perkins T 80 or a new Yanmar 110 hp in 15 min. well done spedy concales..
I like some texte
like that. I don' think you are serious.
best regards
hanspeter
tamango 2

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 03.07.2018 um 15:45 schrieb Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 
Olivier, Removing the thermostat would not change the flow direction of the water and generally just would not be a good idea. The engine would not heat up as quickly,and may not ever rise to the correct temp. ,remember diesel do not like to run cool.Removing the thermostat would not correct your problem, unless you have a bad thermostat,and then it should be replaced ,not removed. Do what you will, but it only takes 15 minutes to remove the heat exchanger and it may just need to be cleaned out,problem solved , if its the seal then order it , problem solved, I would not wait to resolve your issue, but that me.
Good Luck,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: o_ruhlmann@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 8:21 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Barnacle Buster

 
Thanks a lot.  That does make it clearer.

I will pull out the heat exchanger at the end of the season. I had also heard of people removing the thermostat to force all the cooling water to the heat exchanger and forfait the bypass.

The engine is indeed a Perkins 80T

Olivier

SM Alpha


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Barnacle Buster

hanspeter baettig
 

Hi Pat
this is funny 😀
you remove a Heat Exchanger on a Perkins T 80 or a new Yanmar 110 hp in 15 min. well done spedy concales.
I like some texte
like that. I don' think you are serious.
best regards
hanspeter
tamango 2

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 03.07.2018 um 15:45 schrieb Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Olivier, Removing the thermostat would not change the flow direction of the water and generally just would not be a good idea. The engine would not heat up as quickly,and may not ever rise to the correct temp. ,remember diesel do not like to run cool.Removing the thermostat would not correct your problem, unless you have a bad thermostat,and then it should be replaced ,not removed. Do what you will, but it only takes 15 minutes to remove the heat exchanger and it may just need to be cleaned out,problem solved , if its the seal then order it , problem solved, I would not wait to resolve your issue, but that me.

Good Luck,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: o_ruhlmann@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 8:21 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Barnacle Buster

 
Thanks a lot.  That does make it clearer.

I will pull out the heat exchanger at the end of the season. I had also heard of people removing the thermostat to force all the cooling water to the heat exchanger and forfait the bypass.

The engine is indeed a Perkins 80T

Olivier

SM Alpha


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: IMPORTANT - Dessalator JIC Flare fittings on High Pressure Hoses + More

Porter McRoberts
 

John. If you want good inexpensive hoses ask frank vadi. He has a source there in Martinique. 

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On Jul 3, 2018, at 1:23 PM, john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Bill,

   I am putting my watermaker back together finally, after an 13 month delay....darned hurricanes.  I assembled the membranes and dry fitted everything to do a first run test.  I didn't use any sealant on the flares and had no leaks there at 60 Bar.  Only ran the unit for a few minutes to test the rebuild pump and determine if there were any gross leakage issues so can't say if the Locktite is needed or not.  I will apply some when I am satisfied the system is ready to run.  

A word of caution, I had new HP hoses made up in a shop in the US.  They reused the end fittings but did not reapply them to the new hoses correctly.  They did this behind the counter where I did not observe,  again we should watch the workers.  The fitting near the HP pump leaked on the second application of pressure around 20Bar.  Upon inspection we found the inner hose lining cut away to make the fitting slide in easier.  The tech never disassembled the fitting and simply shoved the hose into the metal while turning it.  We were lucky that I am used to commissioning new engineering projects and want eyes on all hoses and fittings until broken in. 

We bought ready made HP hoses at Caraib Marine which eliminated entirely the questionable refitted hoses.

             John

SV Annie  SM 37
Le Marin, Martinique 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls

Stephen Davis
 

Hey Craig,

I actually could use both parts, as I see several impending failures. If you can have some made, please count me in on that. 

Thanks,

Steve

On Jul 3, 2018, at 10:18, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve and John,

Do you only need the chrome looking handle part (which is plastic), as I do, or do you also need the brown plastic latching part?  I'm looking into having some made, but only need handles. 

Craig Briggs, SN68, Boca Raton, FL


I need some as well, as I suspect every older SM and Santorin owner does. I’ve been looking for a couple of years with no success. 
Steve Davis  Aloha SM 72  Hawaii

I have one or two spares, but would like to purchase some more as well. 

John SV Annie SM 37 Le Marin, Martinique
---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Maud informed me that Amel no longer has the old push-button rectangular drawer pulls. 
Has anyone found a source or a good replacement?

Many thanks, Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris


Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls

Craig Briggs
 

Steve and John,

Do you only need the chrome looking handle part (which is plastic), as I do, or do you also need the brown plastic latching part?  I'm looking into having some made, but only need handles. 

Craig Briggs, SN68, Boca Raton, FL


I need some as well, as I suspect every older SM and Santorin owner does. I’ve been looking for a couple of years with no success. 
Steve Davis  Aloha SM 72  Hawaii

I have one or two spares, but would like to purchase some more as well. 

John SV Annie SM 37 Le Marin, Martinique
---In amelyachtowners@..., <sangaris@...> wrote :

Maud informed me that Amel no longer has the old push-button rectangular drawer pulls. 
Has anyone found a source or a good replacement?

Many thanks, Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris

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