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Old 09 April 2013, 12:34   #81
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You seem to have left a bit of Boursin on top of the helm and throttle

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Apparently the Optimas can't cope with the 55amp output from the etec...
I doubt it's the amperage, if anything it's more likely to be the voltage. They use Optimas in Europe attached to inboards with 180A alternators.
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Apparently the Optimas can't cope with the 55amp output from the etec.....
Hmmm! who told you that one? Mine are fine after 5 years. The battery will only take the current it needs. The blue tops are deep cycle so are able to handle deep discharge & repeated charging.
Glad you bottomed out the oil problem, care to elaborate?
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Old 09 April 2013, 12:57   #83
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You seem to have left a bit of Boursin on top of the helm and throttle
Wait 'till you see inside the console
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I doubt it's the amperage, if anything it's more likely to be the voltage. They use Optimas in Europe attached to inboards with 180A alternators.
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Hmmm! who told you that one? Mine are fine after 5 years. The battery will only take the current it needs. The blue tops are deep cycle so are able to handle deep discharge & repeated charging.
Well it was told to me by our dealer friend who is doing the work. We had suggested to him the Optimas decided on using this thread and whilst researching them and whether they would be suitable he spoke to his mate somewhere who said he had had three etec powered boats fry optimas within three years but that they were ok for verados due to the lower output may be cobblers.
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Glad you bottomed out the oil problem, care to elaborate?
Well... Because the auxilliary power cable is being fitted we took the opportunity to swap the horrible grey sewage pipe out for a proper etec cable duct...whilst doing this swap it was discovered that the big pipe was full of oil...upon further inspection a big patch of gaffer tape was discovered wrapped around the oil pipe which (dun dun duhhhh) was unravelled to reveal a little plastic connector to join the oil pipe...basically...the oil cable was too short so it was extended using a tiny dia bit of pipe without adequate joining so it had leaked everywhere! No wonder there was no pressure in the system... so the front of the engine is in pieces as a proper length oil pipe is being fitted... Roy did cut some fantastic corners when fitting out our Into the Red..

The fuel cable also had the same kind of join to a small dia pipe, so out that goes too...
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Wait 'till you see inside the console
I have no desire to look inside your console ever again. Fixing your BNC was enough
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Mmmm porkies being told by someone. Verado has a 70A alternator !!!
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Mmmm porkies being told by someone. Verado has a 70A alternator !!!
But how much of that is dedicated for charging the batteries? Etec has a 140 amp alternator but only 55 is used for charging batteries.

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So where's the other 85A going then?
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.pipe...basically...the oil cable was too short so it was extended using a tiny dia bit of pipe without adequate joining so it had leaked everywhere!

The fuel cable also had the same kind of join to a small dia pipe, so out that goes too...
All etecs come with a length of oil pipe coming out of the engine with a plastic joiner fitted. They use a metal clamp (oetiker type) and a small plastic joiner to connect to the oil line from the oil tank. Same goes for fuel line.

Sounds like the clamp was not fitted correctly if there was a leak.
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All etecs come with a length of oil pipe coming out of the engine with a plastic joiner fitted. They use a metal clamp (oetiker type) and a small plastic joiner to connect to the oil line from the oil tank. Same goes for fuel line.

Sounds like the clamp was not fitted correctly if there was a leak.
No, it was worse than that. This was an intermediate extension piece before it reached the engine apparently. He seemed to give the impression it was basically the gaffa holding all the pressure in...

If Osprey want to start selling a few more boats then the standard of factory fit out needs to be improved significantly, which I think is in the process of being worked on
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No, it was worse than that. This was an intermediate extension piece before it reached the engine apparently. He seemed to give the impression it was basically the gaffa holding all the pressure in...

If Osprey want to start selling a few more boats then the standard of factory fit out needs to be improved significantly, which I think is in the process of being worked on
The trouble is, most manufacturers seem to suffer with 'can't be arsed' syndrome on the part of the people fitting the hulls out.
You can build the best hull in the world and ruin it with 5 minutes of laziness or 5 quids worth of pennypinching.
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