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SM Anchor Wash Pump

karkauai
 

Hi all,
I installed a new Feit S40 anchor wash pump last year. The housing on the old one cracked. Ever since installing the new one, the water pressure is less, and the pump trios the breaker after a few minutes of washing. I think it's an overheating situation as the pump is very hot and only works again after a fairly long wait. I have checked all the hoses for kinks or obstructions and have found nothing amiss. There is room around the pump for air to circulate.

Does anybody have an idea of what else might be wrong?

Thanks,
Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Currently St Michaels, MD, USA

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

stephen_lees@...
 

Pat,

In my research I discovered the Lofrans has a few as well at http://www.lofrans.com/category/7-Lofrans-anchor-windlass-hand-held-controls. The radio version sounds wonderful except that there are different approved frequencies in different countries and knowing me I would never find it when I need it.

There wired on has 4meters of coiled cord. That sounds plenty generous for mounting in either place mentioned by Bill, though I think the port locker solution is better given the rain consideration.

They also have versions with chain counters in them, but the current S ensor solution seems fragile to me. I don't know if it would work with the older control boxes if your chain counter is working. I mark my chain anyhow because my counter doesn't work and I want to really know how much chain is down. It is a place where an electronic failure could have dire consequences.

Stephen
SV Sequel SM53 #349

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

amelforme
 

Sorry Duane. I should have read and understood the entire question…

 

Although probably illegal somewhere, I have had several clients do just what you propose and their boats are still floating.

 

All the Best, Joel

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

 

 

I'd like to plug in a power strip to the outlets behind the Nav Desk on our SM to charge phones and computers.  

It seems to me (an admitted amateur electrician) that using a 110V power strip to handle 230V sounds like a bad idea at first glance.  However, the wattage (W = V x A) would be the same for the appliances plugged in, and the power strip would have larger wire than needed at 230V, it should work and not be a hazard.  It also makes getting one easier...

 

Any thoughts on why this would be a bad idea?

 

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

amelforme
 

Hi Duane. Check the chargers for your phones and computer. Unless they are very old , most chargers will accept 90 to 240 volts AC. Should be a label on the chargers themselves. Makes life easier…

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

 

 

I'd like to plug in a power strip to the outlets behind the Nav Desk on our SM to charge phones and computers.  

It seems to me (an admitted amateur electrician) that using a 110V power strip to handle 230V sounds like a bad idea at first glance.  However, the wattage (W = V x A) would be the same for the appliances plugged in, and the power strip would have larger wire than needed at 230V, it should work and not be a hazard.  It also makes getting one easier...

 

Any thoughts on why this would be a bad idea?

 

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

I would not do what you suggest because you will have 220VAC on that power strip and someone will make a mistake...probably a guest. There also could be lots of other issues. Also, I would change all 110VAC devices that you have to 220VAC 50htz...It is much simpler and much better.

Almost all devices that need charging use a power charging adapter that accepts 110 - 240VAC 50-60htz. So use these charging power adapters with a US to EU plug adapter. If you want to install a power strip, use a EU power strip...or see below...

Plug adapters: 
Be sure to check each device to ensure it will accept 220VAC 50-60htz

Power Strip
I would use the following, but remember, it will deliver 220VAC 50htz to the AC receptacles and about 5-6VDC to the USB charging receptacles.

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





On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 9:59 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I'd like to plug in a power strip to the outlets behind the Nav Desk on our SM to charge phones and computers.  

It seems to me (an admitted amateur electrician) that using a 110V power strip to handle 230V sounds like a bad idea at first glance.  However, the wattage (W = V x A) would be the same for the appliances plugged in, and the power strip would have larger wire than needed at 230V, it should work and not be a hazard.  It also makes getting one easier...


Any thoughts on why this would be a bad idea?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

Mark Erdos
 

From one amateur electrician to another, I would think so long as the amp rating of the strip was sufficient it should be okay. But then again, I could be and most probably am wrong.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 10:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

 

 

I'd like to plug in a power strip to the outlets behind the Nav Desk on our SM to charge phones and computers.  

It seems to me (an admitted amateur electrician) that using a 110V power strip to handle 230V sounds like a bad idea at first glance.  However, the wattage (W = V x A) would be the same for the appliances plugged in, and the power strip would have larger wire than needed at 230V, it should work and not be a hazard.  It also makes getting one easier...

 

Any thoughts on why this would be a bad idea?

 

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477

Using a 110V power-strip on 230V boat?

Duane Siegfri
 

I'd like to plug in a power strip to the outlets behind the Nav Desk on our SM to charge phones and computers.  

It seems to me (an admitted amateur electrician) that using a 110V power strip to handle 230V sounds like a bad idea at first glance.  However, the wattage (W = V x A) would be the same for the appliances plugged in, and the power strip would have larger wire than needed at 230V, it should work and not be a hazard.  It also makes getting one easier...


Any thoughts on why this would be a bad idea?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan air bleed screw [3 Attachments]

greatketch@...
 

ANY fussing with an injection pump requires very highly specialized tools and skills.  I do not mean a diesel mechanic, I mean a specialized shop that only does injectors and injection pumps. Fixing anything on these is NEVER a do-it-yourself project.

This one needs to go to an injection pump specialist to see if it can be saved.  Study the engine shop manual carefully to see if remounting and retiming the injection pump is something within your comfort zone before you take it off. If you take the pump off yourself, any local diesel mechanic can guide you to the nearest shop who can do this. In my experience, they are large regional shops, not little mom-and-pop places.

If I was taking the injection pump off for work, I'd probably take send the injectors along too to have them tested and adjusted.  If they are good, the test isn't expensive, if they need rebuild now would be a good time to get that done too.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Beverly, Mass

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

greatketch@...
 

We used the two button one.  We thought about the one with the light, but decided to pass.

We mounted the socket for the connection on the aft bulkhead in the port side bow locker, since that is usually open anyway when we are anchoring to access washdown hose, snubber, etc.  Other people have mounted remotes in the forward cabin.  I'd rather not have to open that hatch if it was raining out, but I don't see one choice as a lot better than the other.

In any case, keep the socket pins coated with CorrosionX or other suitable material.  The way Amels are wired the control circuit is powered up all the time when you are sailing.  If it gets damp, stray currents can cause the pins to corrode.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Beverly, Mass

---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Bill, I have wanted to add a remote for the windlass . I looked at your link to Quick , one question or two . Which remote did you buy , two buttons , led ? Did you mount a connection outside on the deck for the remote or install it down below and pass it up through the hatch ?
Thanks,
Pat SM #123



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan air bleed screw [3 Attachments]

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Gerhard,

That injection pump has been brutalized and probably ruined by someone. That bolt is not original.

See the attached pages from the Onan Parts Catalog.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


_,_._,___

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A few questions

rettirc@...
 

Thank you for the responses, I think you are correct, the radio is really a personal choice, I think I should look for one with a few more features and a remote station.

What type of fittings are the light bulbs, Bayonet?  Festoon?
How many main overhead lights? 
How many lamps?
I think it would be crazy not to preorder my LED lights, I can foresee the kids always leaving the lights on.

Anyone know what size the fwd bathroom hatch dimensions are, I would like to order a new lens, I do not know any reliable sources of Lexan in Thailand, let alone getting someone to cut it to shape without cracking it. 


Chris


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

Hi Chris,

All my lights are now LED.  

1. Consult https://boatlamps.co.uk/ for a vast selection of high quality.  Typically, the cheap LEDs fail quickly.

2. Cut out the old Lexan and cut one to size.  No point buying a new hatch.

3. Not sure of gauge.

4. I bought a Standard Horizon 2200 E.  Has integral GPS, (displays course and speed on screen)AIS (A only) and as its DSC, you can input a MMSI number for safety while bounding the waves and send DSC messages.  I find it handy.

Enjoy!!!


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 17 Jul 2017, at 08:50, rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Very soon we shall be flying to our new (to us) Super Maramu after only seeing it for a couple of days in Thailand last month..........excited!!!!

I know that some of these topics have been addressed previously, however I am having trouble finding specifics of what info I need.


Could someone please advise on the following info that I need.

1.  LED lighting in the interior.  What types of light fittings (bulb type) are they and number of bulbs lights that I require?  

2.  Our fwd head, overhead hatch has a crack and needs new lexan/plastic cover/lens I believe that this is a Goiot brand hatch, what size is the hatch?  Are these easy to fit and where to order from?

3.  Bow thruster electrical wires cable size/gauge, I noticed one cable was damaged. 

4.  Suggestions of a good VHF radio, the original Simrad  base station is failing and feel that it would be best to replace and upgrade than repair.  What are good features to have, good brands etc.  Is it worth paying more for features?

Thank you in advance 

Chris
SM224






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian,

Exactly. Every haulout should include greasing the holding tank valves with the same waterproof grease that you use for the AutoProp and wear bushing seals. 

HINT: If your grease gun is like most, the output hose is long enough to reach the valve. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Jul 18, 2017 05:20, "Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Peter,

          When our boat is out of the water I just put waterproof grease  ( the sort that you might use for a dinghy trailer ) on the end of a stick and coat the valve, with someone inside the boat  opening and closing to spread the grease around..  When on board we open and close the valves occasionally even if we don't need to.

 Worked OK  since 1977.


 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: 18 July 2017 08:14:03
To: Barry Connor connor_barry@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling
 
That is a good idea - vegetable oil to lubricate the holding tank valves - does anyone else know of an approved method to lubricate the through hull valves?

Peter
Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  - Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In a Hurricane cradle in Grenada

On 18 Jul 2017, at 08:54, Ken Powers sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


Regarding the holding tank valve...  After I empty the tanks, and flush some bleach down the toilet I leave it a few hours.  Then I empty the bleach... ie...  open and close the valve.  Then I put some vegetable oil in the toilet and flush it down.  Then I work the valve back and forth about 10 times.  This makes it easy to move the valve.

If there is something wrong with what I am doing, please let me know

Ken Powers


On Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:38 AM, "Amw amw08@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 
Hi everybody,

I have to do the antifouling on my Supermaramu with International Micron 66.
Does anybody know how much antifouling I need for two coats.

Thanks in advance

Hajo
SM 150 Serafine
Carloforte

Von meinem iPad gesendet




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, I have wanted to add a remote for the windlass . I looked at your link to Quick , one question or two . Which remote did you buy , two buttons , led ? Did you mount a connection outside on the deck for the remote or install it down below and pass it up through the hatch ?
Thanks,
Pat SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

 

The remote is great.  No holes in the deck. No exposed switches to maintain. Ours came from Quick, the Italian windlass manufacturer.  http://www.quickusastore.com/hand-held-remote-control.html I am sure others would work.  When you get right down to it, all it is is a pair of momentary switches in a pretty box.

I have no chain stopper, and I do not put a full load on the windlass.  The snubber is usually attached before the boat comes down hard on the chain. If it is really windy and the boat drifts back quickly, the load can come on the chain before the snubber is ready, but it hasn't been a problem. If it was so windy that I was worried about the clutch slipping before I was ready, I'd throw a loop of chain ar ound the windlass cleat to hold things while I got the snubber ready.  We do not back down on the chain without the snubber attached.

As has already been mentioned, if your windlass is properly maintained, with a well greased clutch, it will slip before damaging itself.  It seems counter intuitive to grease this part, but if you do not and the clutch locks together serious damage can be done to the woodruff key and shaft.

The only time we use that cam lock on the gypsy is when we are sailing.  The anchor is tied up, the motor is turned off with a breaker, and the clutch slacked. The lock is there as a belt with the suspenders.

We actually don't "keep" Harmonie anywhere.  She is our only home, and we do not have a home port. We are just sea gypsies. We stopped here because we need a q uick haul out to install a new depth transducer, then we'll be headed further north for the summer.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Beverly, Mass

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Bill,

Thanks for your thoughts. I like the idea of the remote on a long cord. I suppose there are several remotes just for this purpose available with a little digging.

Your anchoring procedures are pretty consistent with mine, but it is true that I have only been using about 12'. I will try the longer and am a fan of the three strand for that purpose.

I only have one question though. As the boat is drifting back and as you are putting tension on the anchor while in reverse, is th stress being taken directly by the windlass. Do you engage the little rotating lock that hooks into the slots in gipsy? Or do you have a chain stopper engaged?

One last note. That is that this is a small world. My teenage years were spent growing up in Marblehead and Hamilton so I know Beverly well, though it isn't the same now as it was back then. I obviously caught the sailing bug while living in Marblehead and no one has found a cure . . . Thankfully. Where do you keep Harmonie?

Stephen Lees
S/V Sequel, SM53 #349
New York, NY

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling

Peter Forbes
 

Ian,

Many thanks for that advice. I will mail your hotmail for an update on your progress.

peter
Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In a Hurricane cradle in Grenada

On 18 Jul 2017, at 11:20, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Peter,

          When our boat is out of the water I just put waterproof grease  ( the sort that you might use for a dinghy trailer ) on the end of a stick and coat the valve, with someone inside the boat  opening and closing to spread the grease around..  When on board we open and close the valves occasionally even if we don't need to.

 Worked OK  since 1977.


 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of Peter Forbes ppsforbes@...[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: 18 July 2017 08:14:03
To: Barry Connor connor_barry@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling
 
That is a good idea - vegetable oil to lubricate the holding tank valves - does anyone else know of an approved method to lubricate the through hull valves?

Peter
Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  - Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In a Hurricane cradle in Grenada

On 18 Jul 2017, at 08:54, Ken Powers sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Regarding the holding tank valve...  After I empty the tanks, and flush some bleach down the toilet I leave it a few hours.  Then I empty the bleach... ie...  open and close the valve.  Then I put some vegetable oil in the toilet and flush it down.  Then I work the valve back and forth about 10 times.  This makes it easy to move the valve.

If there is something wrong with what I am doing, please let me know

Ken Powers


On Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:38 AM, "Amw amw08@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Hi everybody,

I have to do the antifouling on my Supermaramu with International Micron 66.
Does anybody know how much antifouling I need for two coats.

Thanks in advance

Hajo
SM 150 Serafine
Carloforte

Von meinem iPad gesendet






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

Alan Leslie
 

We have the same, with 100m of Maggi aqua4 chain in the locker
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Peter,

          When our boat is out of the water I just put waterproof grease  ( the sort that you might use for a dinghy trailer ) on the end of a stick and coat the valve, with someone inside the boat  opening and closing to spread the grease around..  When on board we open and close the valves occasionally even if we don't need to.

 Worked OK  since 1977.


 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 18 July 2017 08:14:03
To: Barry Connor connor_barry@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling
 
That is a good idea - vegetable oil to lubricate the holding tank valves - does anyone else know of an approved method to lubricate the through hull valves?

Peter
Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  - Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In a Hurricane cradle in Grenada

On 18 Jul 2017, at 08:54, Ken Powers sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Regarding the holding tank valve...  After I empty the tanks, and flush some bleach down the toilet I leave it a few hours.  Then I empty the bleach... ie...  open and close the valve.  Then I put some vegetable oil in the toilet and flush it down.  Then I work the valve back and forth about 10 times.  This makes it easy to move the valve.

If there is something wrong with what I am doing, please let me know

Ken Powers


On Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:38 AM, "Amw amw08@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Hi everybody,

I have to do the antifouling on my Supermaramu with International Micron 66.
Does anybody know how much antifouling I need for two coats.

Thanks in advance

Hajo
SM 150 Serafine
Carloforte

Von meinem iPad gesendet




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling

Peter Forbes
 

That is a good idea - vegetable oil to lubricate the holding tank valves - does anyone else know of an approved method to lubricate the through hull valves?

Peter
Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  - Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In a Hurricane cradle in Grenada

On 18 Jul 2017, at 08:54, Ken Powers sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Regarding the holding tank valve...  After I empty the tanks, and flush some bleach down the toilet I leave it a few hours.  Then I empty the bleach... ie...  open and close the valve.  Then I put some vegetable oil in the toilet and flush it down.  Then I work the valve back and forth about 10 times.  This makes it easy to move the valve.

If there is something wrong with what I am doing, please let me know

Ken Powers


On Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:38 AM, "Amw amw08@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Hi everybody,

I have to do the antifouling on my Supermaramu with International Micron 66.
Does anybody know how much antifouling I need for two coats.

Thanks in advance

Hajo
SM 150 Serafine
Carloforte

Von meinem iPad gesendet




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

Regarding the holding tank valve...  After I empty the tanks, and flush some bleach down the toilet I leave it a few hours.  Then I empty the bleach... ie...  open and close the valve.  Then I put some vegetable oil in the toilet and flush it down.  Then I work the valve back and forth about 10 times.  This makes it easy to move the valve.

If there is something wrong with what I am doing, please let me know

Ken Powers


On Thursday, May 4, 2017 2:38 AM, "Amw amw08@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi everybody,

I have to do the antifouling on my Supermaramu with International Micron 66.
Does anybody know how much antifouling I need for two coats.

Thanks in advance

Hajo
SM 150 Serafine
Carloforte

Von meinem iPad gesendet


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mainsail furler motor/gearbox

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

Hello,  I am ordering new sails for Aquarius, but need the measurement for the furling track diameter for both the Main and Genoa tracks.  Does anyone know these measurements.  I am in San Diego, and Aquarius is still on the hard in Trinidad.

Super Maramu 2000 built May 1999  Hull 262 

Thanks for the help in advance!!


On Friday, July 7, 2017 12:36 PM, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Bill,

Thanks for the Outhaul Service instructions.  That's next on my list!

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: A few questions

Ian Park
 

I can only respond to Q4.
VHF is a personal choice, but when I replaced ours (it is installed at the chart table) I bought one that had a remote mike and extension speaker out at the wheel. As we sail just two up most of the time it is by far the most useful feature for us.
Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96