Re: [Amel] Maramu repower


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, December 3, 2010 4:08:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu repower


Hi Deb and John,

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.


Dave Benjamin
Maramu #29

--- In amelyachtowners@... , woods deborah <woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:

Hi Howard

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@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
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.

Howard Berger
s/v Jazz Maramu 144

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I plan to add a davit or arch in the next year and wonder is anyone has installed one that they are happy with and if you have pictures.  I will use the arch for solar panels and a wind generator.   Is there a "standard" one available on the market or will  I need to have one custom made?

Thanks for any advice you can offer

Bob & Joyce

S/V Chara


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