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Discussion in 'Azimut Yacht' started by 01modena, Sep 24, 2013.

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  1. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    How about the horn being wired to a engine room bilge pump breaker.....yeah....... they both were wired to the same breaker, yeah it was on an azimut.
  2. CaptGDunz

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    I had a customer with a 2005 50 that had a problem with switching from shore to generator power. It turned out to be a relay under the dash. The local techs couldn't figure it out. Azimut sent a tech from Baltimore who eventually got to the bottom of the issue and corrected the problem.
  3. ArcanisX

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    I choose to consider this account fictional either :eek:
    **** it actually beats "my" fiction by a margin...

    I wonder if certifications those "Med plastics" are built to have any say at all about, at least, how circuit fragmentation should look like...?
  4. Capt J

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    This particular boat....a late 90's boat, has only about 26 DC breakers......and well many more items than that that should be on their own breaker. They piggy backed several things on un-related breakers. For example the electric steering pump (for normal helm operation) is on the same breaker labled "autopilot".
  5. K1W1

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    Hi,

    Aren't the power steering and autopilot related?

    The bilge pump and horn could also be related, you might need to use the bilge pump while blowing horn in an emergency. :D
  6. ArcanisX

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    Yeah and if said horn decides to take a dump, you're suddenly all out of bilge pump. Now that's action!
  7. Capt J

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    That's precisely how I figured it out. It popped the bilge pump breaker.....
  8. 01modena

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    Thanks again for the replies where there is first hand knowledge. There were a few remarks that didn't fit this but hey, it's a forum and it's open so that's cool.

    I've made a decision to pursue the yacht based on extensive due diligence and talking to actual owners, operators, and maintenance folks that have hands on experience with the vintage and make.

    I will keep you informed if the process moves forward. As you all know, a yacht purchase has more headwinds than tailwinds. As a potential contributor I hope to keep to facts not opinions and remain arbitrary on brand. The last yacht I was involved with was larger so maybe in returning to yachting, I will be realistic.
  9. CaptGDunz

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    Congrats and Good Luck!
  10. Capt J

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    I have never taken care of an Azimut for an owner that fixed or maintained anything themselves. That is why Azimut owners tend to speak highly about them. They don't know what broke, they just pay and pay to have it fixed. The last Azimut I managed and maintained, we ran with a crew of 2 always (Captain and Mate/stew), if not a crew of 3 because that's what the owner wanted and was willing to pay for it along with everything else and the boat was under 60'. We did a 10 +/- day trip every month for about 7 months. There was not a single trip where something did not break that was pertinent for their comfort of staying on board, that we didn't have to fly parts into the Bahamas for, and fix while they were enjoying their dinner, if not a multitude of things. I maintained this vessel in excellent shape. Access to many things is difficult. Therefore repairs generally cost a lot more, just because you have to dismantle half of the boat just to access the bad drain hose from the FB that is pouring into the engine room etc etc. Exterior maintanence generally costs more on them as well. If you're willing to pay the premium, then buy the boat. If you plan on having a knowledgable Captain run the boat for you that can fix things as they break on your trip, then buy the boat. If you don't, you will have some unhappy experiences and you will learn every Italian curse word there is. Enjoy!
  11. Capt J

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    The problem is, on that boat the relay was mounted behind the dash. On another one it was mounted behind the battery switch panel on the aft deck, on another one it's mounted in the Engine room, and on another one it's mounted in the crew quarters. I've seen them mounted all over......
  12. NYCAP123

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    My lawyer had a 68. He loved it, yet from his descriptions of his trips I'd almost think you were talking about his boat. What he loved? It looks sexy and rides pretty good, fast. What he didn't like so much was breaking down (almost always for electric issues), and the bills.
    You're absolutely correct about most being poorly maintained unless they have a captain. I'll never forget the one I moved one day for a survey prior to sale. When I went to the engine room I found 6" of oily water and everything rusted. I believe the boat was 2 or 3 years old.
  13. Capt J

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    I'm pretty sure I maintained and managed your lawyers boat. He was from up in your area, it was a 2001 68'. It was down here for sale, I managed and maintained it until it sold. Was his name Martin P. ?
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    That's him. It wasn't brought there with the intention to sell. He just got smart.
  15. Capt J

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    Hehehee, it's a small world. I think that was around 2006. He was a nice guy on the phone, I never met him in person. I took care of the boat for about 6 months, worked out the small issues it had and maintained it and then it sold.
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    He and his whole family are nice people, especially when you consider that they're lawyers:D. They've been my friends, students and I've captained for them about 15 years until they got the 68 (I wasn't moving back to Florida). And he's my lawyer when I need. Fun guy, smart and not afraid to get his hands dirty.
  17. asmith

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    Wait, dumb question, but just to clarify...is this a current issue with even the most recent Azimuts? Second dumb question, is it only for imports to the US? That seems absolutely insane that they would have no rhyme or reason for electrical wiring. Is it the same for Atlantis? I really liked the Promotional Link Removed; Member Banned, and now I am a bit crushed.
  18. Petes Desk

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    I’m having a similar issue with my 1999 AZ46 not transferring from generator power To shore power.

    The shore power indicator light is on at the helm station but I can’t get vessel to operate on shore power. Is there some kind of relay that may be inoperable?

    I appreciate any help you can offer.
  19. Capt J

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    It's been a long time since I messed with Azimuts, but there is a DC powered solenoid, that switches the power source from generator to shorepower. Usually this is the issue. If you have AC voltage throughout the boat on generator but it won't switch over, it is most likely this solenoid. The ones I messed with were mounted inside the wings on the aft deck on the port side, just outside of the salon door.
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