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Re: D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Dean Gillies
 

Thanks Dominique,
Is this fitted to a D3-110?  The one I have on #154 seems to be a Volvo part, but I just can't see the part number.
It would be nice to know that it fits directly on the D3-110.

I'm going to short it out with a strap later this morning and try to get the engine started that way.

Best regards
Dean
SV Stella
A54-154


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Arno,
I now see that I'm not the only one who is thinking about this system.
Great topic for the forum.
Thanks for your reply. Another possible solution:) 
Will let the options settle in and choose one.

Rgrds
Eric
sv Abayomi
SM 158
Rotterdam


Re: D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Dominique Sery
 

Hello Dean,
it’s a Valeo CEY 14 (c3212)
Dominique
Irko A54#16


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Eric,

I made a modification earlier this year and so far I’m very happy with the result. I’m pretty sure the same could be done on a SM.

https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/topic/82934896#58652

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: chain counter

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

Would you please send me a copy of the Amel drawing of the chain counter.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of william reynolds
Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 7:01 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] chain counter

 

Does anyone have a good wiring schematic for the original Pochon Chain counter. I have the factory drawings which are not decipherable even if you read French.
I have 3 cables coming to the panel instrument and 2 of these go to a box above the sink labeled "Chain counter". .In this box is a terminal strip which connects the two cables from the panel and also there are 3 smaller cables with 3 wires each.  which connect in some form to the larger cables. One of these smaller cables comes from the constant power supply and one from the counter on the windless.  I can ring out the windless sensor and power supply but what the other cables are is a mystery.
The chain counter is hot all the time when then the power supply is on. This is a bad idea. Having a hot wire in the windless when you are underway and salt spray is flying is inviting corrosion. Needs a dedicated  off/of switch. 
Bill R
Cloudstreet SM2K 331


Re: forestay chainplate potential leak

Bryce Procter
 

I have the same problem. I also found the nut missing on the forward most bolt in the starboard locker so that is also worth checking. Its a good yoga workout trying to get a nut and washer back on unless you have have an orangutang as a friend, which made me wonder whether it had vibrated loose or left off by a lazy factory worker during manufacture. 


Re: There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

EricOpdeweegh
 

Thanks Eric,
I received a couple of options in various threads. 
Will see what works best for me.

Fair winds
Eric
Abayomi
SM158
Rotterdam


Re: There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

eric freedman
 

Eric,

Bill posted a couple of solutions instead of using the black knobs. I originally made the closures as per the drawing years ago from teak. They worked great. I then saw the metal ones I bought them and gave the teak ones away. . They also work well. However they are too long, are difficult to turn due to their length, and bang on the top of the side of the companionway steps. In retrospect, I should have stayed with the teak ones.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of EricOpdeweegh
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2021 3:25 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

 

Dear Eric,

Thank you very much for the photos, drawing and explanation.

This is what I was thinking to have seen on an other SM.

Will work on it.

Appreciate the effort 

 

Fair winds

Eric

Sm158 

Rotterdam 

 

 

Op 23 jul. 2021 om 06:25 heeft eric freedman <kimberlite@...> het volgende geschreven:



On the inboard side of the companionway there are two threaded bolts sticking out of it.

Sitting on each bolt is a piece of stiff plastic tubing inside of a coil spring in the first photo attached .

The locking bar of the companionway sits on these bolts,

When you tighten the black knob, it compresses the spring .

The spring allows the bar to move inboard when the black knob is released.

Please excuse my poor drawing.

The bar fits into a depression on the companionway rails.

To make my life easier I fabricated a pair of nylon blocks that fit as door stops so the door always lines up with the slot in the rails. I also purchased a pair of levers that make opening and closing the door easier.

Fair Winds

ERIC

Kimberlite Amel SM 376

 

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Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

I do not have it backwards. The springs on my door closure do hold the bar away from the door surface. If you will note in my photo I also use came levers.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Bill Kinney
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:54 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Cockpit door closing mechanism

 

Eric,

You seem to have it backwards.  The only "springs" in the system hold the bar OUT away from the notches on the track in a position that allows the slide to fall under gravity as Micheal has pictured and described.

To hold it up you must tighten the hand wheels which compress the bar into the notches.  Some boats have replaced these wheels with cam levers that work well to hold the door up without all the spinning.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Brunswich, GA


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

EricOpdeweegh
 

Thank you Bill and thank you all for the range of ideas and possibilities.
Will study and pick the best one :)

Regards and happy sailing

Eric 
SM158
Abayomi
Rotterdam


D3-110 Starter Earthing Relay Part Number Request

Dean Gillies
 

Hi folks,
Today we launched Stella after almost 2 years on the hard. Tried to start the motor ... nogo!

I believe I've traced the problem to the Earthing Relay whose job seems to be to momentarily connect the Starter Battery negative to the engine block, thereby allowing the starter motor to spin up.

This relay is specific to the isolated ground wiring, and so doesn't appear in any of the Volvo parts manuals and wiring diagrams that I've found. Does anyone know the part number for this component?

Many thanks
Dean
SV Stella A54-154




forestay chainplate potential leak

Patrick McAneny
 

I noticed a couple of years ago while I was in my forward port locker ,I could see daylight coming thru the chainplate, I had forgotten about it until a couple of weeks ago when I was in it again. Since I was on the hard I was able to get on a ladder and caulk the opening . In a heavy sea , or even rain water would easily find its way in. I just thought I would pass this on  to others ,you may want to stick your head in for a look to see if you too  can see daylight coming thru a hole where the forestay connects to the chainplate. This may be why my locker always seems a bit damp.
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River ,Md.


Main hatch mecanism

Nicolas Klene
 

Hi Eric
I’m back on board , so there are pictures of my mécanism that works a treat 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Blisters under Orange Boot Stripe

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Gerhard (and Joel and Bill),

originally, the orange gel-coat is first sprayed, the the white gel-coat is sprayed (the whole hull), then the glass scales coat is applied, then the one-coat mat is applied, then only woven glass cloth.
As it's nice and shiny (except for the bubbles), I would say this orange stripe is not the original and has been re-painted with new gel-coat or polyurethane paint.
It is definitely no osmosis.
Sand off and re-paint.

Cheers.

Olivier

On Friday, July 23, 2021, 04:09:15 PM GMT+2, Gerhard Hoffmann <bluey@...> wrote:


Around the area of the drain hole from the lazarette does not look the same as everywhere else.  It's a different colour orange and it also has little blisters.  So I don't know what's original.  I've had the boat since 2012 but it might have been done before.

That area does get very dirty and perhaps, as you suggested, it might be an over-enthusiasticpressure cleaner that has damaged it.

I assumethat it is not osmosis and do you know if the barrier coat under the gelcoat extends to that area?

How can it be repaired?  Can it be done in the next haul out in 2 years' time?

Thanks.

Gerhard Hoffmann
SM381 Pepino
Nea Peramos, Greece


Re: Blisters under Orange Boot Stripe

Gerhard Hoffmann
 

Around the area of the drain hole from the lazarette does not look the same as everywhere else.  It's a different colour orange and it also has little blisters.  So I don't know what's original.  I've had the boat since 2012 but it might have been done before.

That area does get very dirty and perhaps, as you suggested, it might be an over-enthusiasticpressure cleaner that has damaged it.

I assumethat it is not osmosis and do you know if the barrier coat under the gelcoat extends to that area?

How can it be repaired?  Can it be done in the next haul out in 2 years' time?

Thanks.

Gerhard Hoffmann
SM381 Pepino
Nea Peramos, Greece


Re: Cockpit door closing mechanism

 

Here is a snippet from my Amel Book, giving you two suggestions for a Locking Cam Levers/Latches for your door. One you make from teak (I did this one), the other you can buy ready to go:
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 10:58 AM EricOpdeweegh <sv.abayomi@...> wrote:
Amalians,
Could anyone send me some photos of the cockpit closure mechanism?
When you pull up the door with the bar I thought to remember that it falls into the slot without having to turn the black plastic nuts. Mine there is no springs anymore and we need to turn the black nuts until it sits tight
It seems our wooden bar is not working anymore as it should .
Assume we need some springs but have no idea how big.

Thanks for the ideas and photos

Best Regards and fair winds

Eric Opdeweegh
Sv Abayomi
SM 158
Currently in Rotterdam







Re: Blisters under Orange Boot Stripe

 

Do you know if this orange paint is the original orange paint and that nothing has been applied over the orange paint?

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, Jul 23, 2021 at 1:06 AM Gerhard Hoffmann <bluey@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I'm on the hard at the moment for bi-yearly maintenance and I've noticed that there are blisters on the orange boot stripe on the aft end of the boat.  The yard manager here thinks it's definitely not osmosis, it's a paint or gelcoat problem but they're not experts.  Maybe somebody else had this issue.  When I poked the little holes with a knife there is no moisture coming out.  The blisters were exposed when the polisher went over it with some fine sandpaper aftr he attempted to repair a couple of blister spots. Photos attached.

Does the barrier coat that Amel installs under the gelcoat also extend under the orange stripe?  Does anyone have experience on how to fix this issue?  Advice would be much appreciated.

Many thanks..
Gerhard Hoffmann
Pepino SM381
On the hard near Kavala, Greece


Re: Transom tie rod ends rusting on Amel 55

Ruslan Osmonov
 

Hi Billy. Aluminum does not rust, (you can google it). If you see rust stains on aluminum that means something else rusts and stains it. it seems like bolt was not 316 stainless and it was rusting away. 

Sand it and it is aluminum you will see a perfectly good piece. 


Re: Yanmar - Replacement Exhaust Elbow position

Paul Stascavage
 

Dan,

I hope all is well.

I recently replaced my entire exhaust hose and water lock. Based on a few suggestions from the group I went with the Vetus Slang Hose. I was happy with the choice and installing that short section was not difficult.

I cut the hose to the old hose length, attached it to the water lock first, then to the unattached exhaust elbow, and then install the elbow in the original position with the hose already attached. This product is relatively flexible.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Cruising New England


Re: There is a spring on the companionway locking bar

Jamie Wendell
 

Eric, can you tell us who makes those levers and where you bought them? Maybe a part number?
I have seen this before and have been considering exactly this solution, but have had difficulty locating the appropriate levers per your photo.
It would seem to me that the compression built into the levers would be the same as turning the standard knobs - always a pain.
Thanks,
Jamie Wendell
Phantom, A54 #44

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