Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cable routing 1988 Maramu 46

eric freedman


I cannot tell you how Amel wired your lighting. I would start by finding the circuit breaker that controls that light and see if it working.  However I had a similar problem on Kimberlite in my forward cabin.  The wire started in a cabinet in the forward cabin. I had to lift up  the glued down material, As I followed the wire I stuck a straight pin into the wire to measure the voltage between the wire and the ground wire.

The wire did not have voltage under the material. I then followed the wire along the moldings that ran along the cabin side. They routed out the molding to accommodate the wire. Still nothing under that piece of molding.

The wire continued under a piece of molding that ran across the cabin top inside. 

I finally found a break in the wire and fixed it.


In other areas of the boat  I see that they ran wires under the headliner.

I would start by checking the breaker and then tracing the wire. It will probably follow a similar path as I have described either under molding or headliner or other fabric. They were quite cleaver in routing these wires.

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2018 9:11 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cable routing 1988 Maramu 46



Yes mine as well from the salon main panel however I discovered more breakers....  


If you haven't done any electrical work I find it odd that the positive leg is volts right?


On Sat, Dec 8, 2018, 8:18 AM Graham Cresswell grahamjcresswell@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:


I have never seen a CB for the aft cabin lights. They always operate with the main cabin lights CB on the 12v panel.  It's a Maramu, not a Super Maramu and may well be simpler. 


Kind regards




Maramu 46 #240



On Sat, 8 Dec 2018, 11:13 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:




Dumb question but, have you determined the DC breaker for the aft lights is operational?



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 8, 2018 6:19 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Cable routing 1988 Maramu 46



Can anyone help me with an electrical problem in our 1988 Maramu 46 #240.

All the lights in the aft cabin have failed.  We checked all the bulbs,
of course! We have established that the problem is with the positive
cable as we have checked the negative (ground) cable and it has
We've established that, if we get power to any one of the light
fittings, all will then work. 

We can't work out how the positive cable gets from the circuit breaker
on the 12v panel and the first light in the aft cabin.  All the cables
are hidden. 

If anyone has had this problem before or has access to a cable routing
diagram, I'd be glad of your experience. 

Kind regards


Maramu 46 #240

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