Hi Deb and John,
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The problem with the port and starboard rail solar install is that one is almost always in shade due to the mizzen boom. We are adding a set of davits and will put a third panel on top of the crosspiece between the davits. If you have davits or plan to have davits I'd suggest getting one or two panels up there as the rail mounted ones have proven inefficient.
We spent last season on the hook and I was keeping a pretty close eye on the solar controller.
--- In amelyachtowners@..., woods deborah <woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:
Many thanks for the information we are looking into the Yanmar and the pics were
really helpful. You have installed your solar panels on port and starboard rails
at the stern we are planning to do the same with two Kyocera 135 watt panels.
Foe interest which way did you run the cables? Did you go through the deck as
close to the toe rail as possible and install cable glands?
Deb and John
From: svresolute <svresolute@...>
Sent: Sun, 21 November, 2010 16:14:17
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu repower
Hi John and Deb, this is Howard from s/v Jazz, Maramu #144.
We just finished a 3 1/2 year refit (restoration, really) of our Maramu which
included repowering with a 75HP Yanmar 4JH4-TE. If you go to the Photos
section, look for the album sv JAZZ which documents the entire process. There
are several photos of the engine installation. You might also consider
replacing the stuffing box with a dripless unit (we used a Tides Marine) and a
large alternator (ours is a Bomar 210 amp that mounts directly to the engine
with a kit made expressly for the Yanmar by a company called Altmount). Because
the Yanmar puts out 13 more horsepower than the original Perkins we also went up
an inch in size on our Maxprop.
s/v Jazz Maramu 144
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