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Wind system

tresliebres
 

Hello, my wind system, a old GEA 321, no longer works. Do any owner have any equipment that works and you want off? A greeting


Re: Wind generator - photos - plans

ferruccilorenzo <ferruccilorenzo@...>
 

Thanks to all, whenever you write you are kind and thorough.

I think I understood that from your actual experience should mount the wind generator above the mizzen-mast. I already have a ready support in stainless steel aisi 316 (I have attached a photo in the album "Red Passion").

Should I have to put rubber between the alluminum mast and stainless steel support to avoid the interaction between different material ? (alluminium and stainless steel).

I have to do the same between generator (alluminium and coated) and stainless steel support?

Best regards, sorry for my bad English (it's not my fault, it's Google!!)

:D

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Miles Bidwell" <mbidwell@...> wrote:

I have had an Air X on top of the mizzen over 10 years with no problems.
It is quieter and the wind is better at the top. Why don't you want it
there?



Miles Bidwell, S/Y Ladybug, sm216



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Re: Wind generator - photos - plans

Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@...>
 

I have had an Air X on top of the mizzen over 10 years with no problems.
It is quieter and the wind is better at the top. Why don't you want it
there?



Miles Bidwell, S/Y Ladybug, sm216


Re: [Amel] Re: Parasailor

Sailing Vessel Bozo Cinq <bozocinq@...>
 

Dear Armin,



Thank you for the information on the size and the pictures were terrific. We
have made arrangements in late March to go to the US representative office
in ST. Petersburg, FL as they have a 50' vessel to demonstrate the
parasailor. If all goes well we will add the parasailor to our sail
inventory. I was also thinking that the parasailor would replace our
ballooner set. Do you still use your ballooner sail?



Take care,



Gary L. Wollenberg

Sailing Vessel “Bozo Cinq”

bozocinq@wollenberg.net

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of N4796P@yahoo.de
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 1:49 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Parasailor



Hallo Gary,



we bought a Parasailor (176m²) for the ARC 2009 (double handed with my

wife) and used it for five days, some times together with the mizzen

balloner. In this time we had true winds between 12 to 28 knots, most

times 14 to 20 knots. 20+ to 28 kt was a really hot time, where we

reached the end of our LOG (13+kt). We did not use the poles but 4 lines

for the Parasailor. All the time the boat was running really well and

reached together with the mizzen balloner a boat speed about 50% of the

true wind, without balloner about 1-1.5kt less. I had some photos at

the forum, but deleted them due to the small place we have. If you are

interested I can send some photos and more information to you.



Armin

ASHIA, SM2k, #357





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Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

karkauai
 

I'm thimking of mounting it atop the mizzen too. Seems like halfway up would get in the way of the mizzen ballooner?
Kent
SM 243
KRISTY
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Re: Wind generator - photos - plans

jjjk12s <jjjk12s@...>
 

I have uploaded a picture of our wind generator location on our Maramu. Not an ideal picture but the only one I have at the moment. The base of the stainless steel pole is attached to a plate that is bolted through the transom. The pole is supported by two struts bolted to the toe-rail and by two backets on the pushpit. The wiring for the solar and wind generator goes through the transom and the electronics are behind the panel in the cubby on the starboard aft side of the aft cabin. I have just changed the bearings in the Airogen 6 and was able to access and lower the unit quite easily.

John Popeye Maramu 91

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "ferruccilorenzo" <ferruccilorenzo@...> wrote:

Hi everyone, we want to install an Air breeze on our SM2000. Two years ago we had it mount on mizen mast, but did not convince me much, for the weight and balance.

Now we would install it on pole in the stern portion. Do You have any photos of a wind generator installed?
(I have no idea of the surface of the plate should have and where I can mount it). We're scared about drill our Red Passion :)

Is Stainless steel (inox aisi 316) the right material? Is aluminum better?

Thanks a lot to everyone who read me.

Lorenzo SM2000 #420 Red Passion (Italy)


Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi we have had ours on the mizzen top for years without issue for years.
Sm 209 for sale in Annapolis
Regards


Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Feb 18, 2012, at 15:51, bsarff@comcast.net wrote:



Lorenzo, what was wrong with the mizzen location? I'm considering adding a wind generator and was thinking of installing it on the mizzen, either on top or mid-way off a bracket.

Does anyone else have comments on the installation of a wind generator on a Maramu.

Bob

----- Original Message -----

From: "ferruccilorenzo" <ferruccilorenzo@yahoo.it>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:24:22 AM
Subject: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans



Hi everyone, we want to install an Air breeze on our SM2000. Two years ago we had it mount on mizen mast, but did not convince me much, for the weight and balance.

Now we would install it on pole in the stern portion. Do You have any photos of a wind generator installed?
(I have no idea of the surface of the plate should have and where I can mount it). We're scared about drill our Red Passion :)

Is Stainless steel (inox aisi 316) the right material? Is aluminum better?

Thanks a lot to everyone who read me.

Lorenzo SM2000 #420 Red Passion (Italy)

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Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

eric meury <ericmeury@...>
 

I had the an old red baron installed on a 30 foot cheoy lee ketch (wooden masts)...it lived up there for 8 years before i bought the boat from chris parker.  (weather guy). 

Seemed to work for them and it worked for me while i had the boat.  I really don't see why it would be a problem on a SM, especially since the wind gen are so much lighter now.

--- On Sat, 2/18/12, bsarff@comcast.net <bsarff@comcast.net> wrote:

From: bsarff@comcast.net <bsarff@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 12:51 PM
















 













Lorenzo, what was wrong with the mizzen location?  I'm considering adding a wind generator and was thinking of installing it on the mizzen, either on top or mid-way off a bracket. 



Does anyone else have comments on the installation of a wind generator on a Maramu.



Bob



----- Original Message -----



From: "ferruccilorenzo" <ferruccilorenzo@yahoo.it>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:24:22 AM

Subject: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans



 



Hi everyone, we want to install an Air breeze on our SM2000. Two years ago we had it mount on mizen mast, but did not convince me much, for the weight and balance.



Now we would install it on pole in the stern portion. Do You have any photos of a wind generator installed?

(I have no idea of the surface of the plate should have and where I can mount it). We're scared about drill our Red Passion :)



Is Stainless steel (inox aisi 316) the right material? Is aluminum better?



Thanks a lot to everyone who read me.



Lorenzo SM2000 #420 Red Passion (Italy)



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Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

bsarff@...
 

Lorenzo, what was wrong with the mizzen location?  I'm considering adding a wind generator and was thinking of installing it on the mizzen, either on top or mid-way off a bracket. 



Does anyone else have comments on the installation of a wind generator on a Maramu.



Bob

----- Original Message -----


From: "ferruccilorenzo" <ferruccilorenzo@yahoo.it>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2012 9:24:22 AM
Subject: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

 




Hi everyone, we want to install an Air breeze on our SM2000. Two years ago we had it mount on mizen mast, but did not convince me much, for the weight and balance.

Now we would install it on pole in the stern portion. Do You have any photos of a wind generator installed?
(I have no idea of the surface of the plate should have and where I can mount it). We're scared about drill our Red Passion :)

Is Stainless steel (inox aisi 316) the right material? Is aluminum better?

Thanks a lot to everyone who read me.

Lorenzo SM2000 #420 Red Passion (Italy)




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Wind generator - photos - plans

ferruccilorenzo <ferruccilorenzo@...>
 

Hi everyone, we want to install an Air breeze on our SM2000. Two years ago we had it mount on mizen mast, but did not convince me much, for the weight and balance.

Now we would install it on pole in the stern portion. Do You have any photos of a wind generator installed?
(I have no idea of the surface of the plate should have and where I can mount it). We're scared about drill our Red Passion :)

Is Stainless steel (inox aisi 316) the right material? Is aluminum better?

Thanks a lot to everyone who read me.

Lorenzo SM2000 #420 Red Passion (Italy)


Re: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul

Ivan Campbell <i-campbell@...>
 

Hi Mike



There doesn’t seem to have been any unusual effect on the anodes. Certainly last year the anodes lasted the usual time . I have been away from Ocean Hobo since October but will be visiting in April and will be lifting out then so we will see.



I am certainly very satisfied with the product. From what I had previously read I expected a lot of extra growth when in the Caribbean but this did not occur albeit I was only there for 6 months.





Fair winds



Ivan



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike Johnson
Sent: 16 February 2012 10:17
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul





Dear Ivan,

Thanks for the positive feedback. When I discussed the change with Amel they raised a concern that there might be an electrolysis issue because of the yachts unique grounding and bonding systems. Have you observed any changes in the rate of erosion on anodes etc?

Mike

Solitude

SM461

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Ivan Campbell
Sent: 16 February 2012 10:04
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul

Hi
I have been using copper coat for 3 years. Ocean Hobo is currently in Mallorca. We crossed to St Lucia in theARC2010. We remained in St Lucia until Easter that year and returned via The Azores. We only needed to touch up around the waterline before recrossing. In fact I raised the waterline a few inches and have had no growth last time I was on the boat in October last.
A great product which has worked well in the Med and the Carribbean
M

Ivan Campbell

On 16 Feb 2012, at 09:39, "mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com <mailto:mike.k.johnson%40btinternet.com> <mailto:mike.k.johnson%40btinternet.com> " <mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com <mailto:mike.k.johnson%40btinternet.com> <mailto:mike.k.johnson%40btinternet.com> > wrote:

Has anyone used Copper Coat antifoul on an Amel Super Maramu?

I'm considering a change from Micron Extra and would appreciate anyone's real life experience with Copper Coat.

Mike

Solitude
SM461

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Re: [Amel] Re: Copper Coat Antifoul

karkauai
 

Impressive comparison, Bill.  Thanks.  I put SeaHawk Islands 77 Plus on Kristy in December while at Peakes.  Will let you all know how well it does.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY


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Re: Copper Coat Antifoul

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mike,

Coppercoat may be fine for the Med, but from what I have seen in the tropics, Coppercoat does have issues. Look at the photo comparison of Micron66 and Coppercoat on two boats in the Tropics: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/643381218/pic/861810734/view?picmode=original&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

I am not sold on Micron Extra which is widely used in the Med, but we are sold on Micron77 which replaces Micron66. We used M66 for years and about a year ago replaced M66 with M77. Regarding soft growth, here in Karpaz on our pontoon, there are only a few boats that are not covered with soft growth...BeBe is one of those. Over the years we have experienced very little hard growth. We renew the antifouling every 2 years, and will certainly stick with M77. I think you will find that Micron Extra is about 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of M77.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently N Cyprus

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "mike.k.johnson@..." <mike.k.johnson@...> wrote:

Has anyone used Copper Coat antifoul on an Amel Super Maramu?

I'm considering a change from Micron Extra and would appreciate anyone's real life experience with Copper Coat.

Mike

Solitude
SM461


Re: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul

georges
 

I know that Francis Schaal with Amel 54 Soleil bleu did it. See here,
howether it is in French, there is plenty information:

*
http://www.forum-voiliers-amel.net/viewtopic.php?p=1706&sid=aea7faa4ba3510f2edd5b17dfc8f5494

and here are the pictures
soleilbleu*1.free.fr/cariboost_files/antifouling_20*Coppercoat*.pdf

G. Pellegrini - Santorin 132


On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 10:39 AM, mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com <
mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com> wrote:

**


Has anyone used Copper Coat antifoul on an Amel Super Maramu?

I'm considering a change from Micron Extra and would appreciate anyone's
real life experience with Copper Coat.

Mike

Solitude
SM461



Re: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul

Kimberly Cerillo <kcvabeach@...>
 

We used Blue Water Marine SCX Copper Pro 67. It lasted three years. From
Maine to Key West and down to the Caribbean. It is backed by one of the
best guarantees in the business, in the advent you have hard growth within a
year of painting, they not only provide the paint, but pay for the cost of
the haul out and application.

We just painted again and we used the same paint.



George and Kim Cerillo

SM2K #353 Indecent



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 5:39 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul





Has anyone used Copper Coat antifoul on an Amel Super Maramu?

I'm considering a change from Micron Extra and would appreciate anyone's
real life experience with Copper Coat.

Mike

Solitude
SM461


Re: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul

Mike Johnson
 

Dear Ivan,



Thanks for the positive feedback. When I discussed the change with Amel they raised a concern that there might be an electrolysis issue because of the yachts unique grounding and bonding systems. Have you observed any changes in the rate of erosion on anodes etc?



Mike



Solitude

SM461



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ivan Campbell
Sent: 16 February 2012 10:04
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul





Hi
I have been using copper coat for 3 years. Ocean Hobo is currently in Mallorca. We crossed to St Lucia in theARC2010. We remained in St Lucia until Easter that year and returned via The Azores. We only needed to touch up around the waterline before recrossing. In fact I raised the waterline a few inches and have had no growth last time I was on the boat in October last.
A great product which has worked well in the Med and the Carribbean
M

Ivan Campbell

On 16 Feb 2012, at 09:39, "mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com <mailto:mike.k.johnson%40btinternet.com> " <mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com <mailto:mike.k.johnson%40btinternet.com> > wrote:

Has anyone used Copper Coat antifoul on an Amel Super Maramu?

I'm considering a change from Micron Extra and would appreciate anyone's real life experience with Copper Coat.

Mike

Solitude
SM461

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Re: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul

Ivan Campbell <i-campbell@...>
 

Hi
I have been using copper coat for 3 years. Ocean Hobo is currently in Mallorca. We crossed to St Lucia in theARC2010. We remained in St Lucia until Easter that year and returned via The Azores. We only needed to touch up around the waterline before recrossing. In fact I raised the waterline a few inches and have had no growth last time I was on the boat in October last.
A great product which has worked well in the Med and the Carribbean
M

Ivan Campbell



On 16 Feb 2012, at 09:39, "mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com" <mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com> wrote:

Has anyone used Copper Coat antifoul on an Amel Super Maramu?

I'm considering a change from Micron Extra and would appreciate anyone's real life experience with Copper Coat.

Mike

Solitude
SM461


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Re: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

There was a lot of comment on this subject a few years ago. Have you tried the search facility.

John, Bali Hai SM 319

----- Original Message -----
From: mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:39 AM
Subject: [Amel] Copper Coat Antifoul



Has anyone used Copper Coat antifoul on an Amel Super Maramu?

I'm considering a change from Micron Extra and would appreciate anyone's real life experience with Copper Coat.

Mike

Solitude
SM461


Copper Coat Antifoul

Mike Johnson
 

Has anyone used Copper Coat antifoul on an Amel Super Maramu?

I'm considering a change from Micron Extra and would appreciate anyone's real life experience with Copper Coat.

Mike

Solitude
SM461


Re: [Amel] Maramu engine replacement

bsarff@...
 

Thanks John.  There is lots to consider.  Right now I'm waiting to hear back on the avaiability of the 75 hp and 54 hp motors.  I heard that there are none available now and they won't have any for 3 months.  This messes with my timing since I'm hoping to head south (from Seattle) August and wanted as much time as possibl to put hours on the engine before heading out.  I do not want to wait another year!    I'm going to look at the gear box connection to this weekend and see if the bracket used on the ZF 25 could be used or modified for use on the ZF 30.  It makes so much sense to keep this connection if possible so that I only need to worry about modifying the forward mount to get proper alignment.  



Thanks again for your advise.  After I make my final decision and begin the replacement I'll keep you posted and supply pictures.



Bob

S/V Chara

Maramu hin#173

----- Original Message -----


From: "jjjk12s" <jjjk12s@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:12:49 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu engine replacement

 




Bob,

Some more thoughts on your engine change based on my recent searches for an engine for my boat...

Both the 54 or 75 hp yanmars can be had standard with a ZF30M box rather than a ZF25M but this is about 36mm longer and 5mm more vertical offset than the ZF25M (Hurth HBW250). To use Eric's neat solution with the aft mounts you would need to check if that extra size was an issue otherwise you could reuse your old gear box or buy a ZF25M and fit it to a bobtail yanmar - note they offer the off-the-shelf engines with the gearbox with the slightly higher rating.

The other vertical offset gearbox ZF do in that size range is the ZF25 which is hydraulic rather then the other two which are mechanical(sorry I put a H instead of an M in my last post). This is about 52mm longer than the ZF25M.

Personally I would rather have a 75 yanmar rather than a 54 hp yanmar in my maramu even though the 54 is probably adequate. In adverse conditions and maybe a bit of fouling I would like more power. I think basically the yanmar 4jh4 75hp is the most obvious choice unless you have a specific reason otherwise. I believe the reliability of the turbo is not an issue.

Depending upon how the engine mounts fit, I would also be happy with a slower revving non turbo engine like the Beta, Westebeke 65A or Cummins 4b3.3 depending on local support. Beta offer custom engine mounts and a shallow sump option (although the shallow sump needs more frequent oil changes).

I own a 2005 Perkins M65 which is similar to these engines(67hp, 3 Litre, 4 cylider normally aspirated, max rpm 2600) and have been undecided whether to replace the M60 in my maramu with this or a new 75hp yanmar. The M65 is a great engine but modern engines with things like indect injection and turbos comply better with modern regulations. I believe the M65 was discontinued because of not being able to meet latest emissions regulations. On the other hand I don't think these modern engines are expected to last 10,000+ hours.

On a seperate note the turbo yanmar is sensitive to back pressure. It has a 3" exhaust and it is recommended to increase this after the water trap. My mechanic stepped up to 4" on a 3m hose run. On a short hose run with few bends it is not so important but the large hose can present issues such as new water trap and hull fitting.

John Maramu Popeye #91

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com , Bsarff <bsarff@...> wrote:

I was thinking it would be better not to have the turbo since it's one more thing to fail. I' still waiting the hear the availability of both these engines.

Bon



On Feb 14, 2012, at 8:40 AM, Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@...> wrote:

As a bit more input for you, I was going to go the 54 so I did not have to worry
about a turbo. My local Yanmar dealer who is recognized nationally for his
expertise in repowers, recomended that I put in the 73 because of the turbo. He
said it would get better performance and economy with the turbo, even at cruise
speed. Overall you will get better fuel economy with the new motor. My dealer
guestimated 18% increase before the repower, and that is about what it ended up
being. I now do about 6.5 knots in perfect conditions burning 1 gph, where I
used to burn 1.3.

Eric Maramu 105

________________________________
From: "bsarff@..." <bsarff@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tue, February 14, 2012 7:00:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu engine replacement


Thanks for your input. I'm still nervous about reducing HP but I'll look into
it further. A gain...Thanks!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Lindholm" <etlindholm@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 7:32:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu engine replacement



I was going to do the same thing, but as I indicated the ZF 25 and 30 were both
unavailable for at least 4 months, and I figured it would be 6. You might want
to check on the current availability. I decided to have my trans opened up to
have it checked, and it showed almost no wear after 15 years (the original was
replaced in 1990) and 4500 hours. It takes 28 hp to drive a Maramu 6.5 knots, so

the 54 should be fine. Have fun.

Eric Maramu 105

________________________________
From: " bsarff@... " < bsarff@... >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Mon, February 13, 2012 4:20:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu engine replacement



Thanks Eric. This is great information. The dealer is saying that the 54 hp
engine is also a good match for replacing the 60 hp Perkins I know have. I
don't know if this is true or not. The zf 30 is very close to the ZF 25 and
Hp rating so I'm leaning toward buying a complete engine/trans package which
will give me a 5 year warrenty on both units. The 54 hp unit if more readily
available which is why I'm considering it.

Does anyone have a thought on installing a 54 hp Yanmar in at Maramu?

Thanks to everyone who has replied/commented on my inquiry.

Bob

Maramu Hin 173

----- Original Message -----

From: "Eric Lindholm" etlindholm@...
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2012 9:26:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maramu engine replacement



Bob, I replaced my motor with the Yanmar 4JH4, and used my original
transmission, which I think is the same as yours. I had my transmission rebuilt
as needed by a local shop. I was going to get a new trans, but ZF (who bought
out Hurth) was back ordered 6 months. It ended up that by using my old trans the

installation was a lot easier. First you can use your old rear motor mounts. The

Hurth trans bolts up to an adapter plate, that will bolt directly on the Yanmar.

The rear motor mounts are mounted to this adapter plate. The Yanmar supplied
rear mounts are bolted to the engine. The Yanmar engine mounts are on 18 inch
centers, whereas the engine beds and your old mounts are on 22 1/2 inch centers.

By using your old trans and adapter plate you eliminate a lot of alignment
issues. It may be that the ZF gearbox will mount on this adapter plate, and you
could do the same thing, but I don't know. When I installed my engine, I was
able to use new rubber engine mounts (not the Yanmar, they are to tall) and the
rear mounts lined up exactly with the original Amel mounting bolts. On the front

mounts I bolted a 1/2 steel plate on the original engine bed, using the original

Amel mounting bolts, to bring it in to the 18 inch centers required for the
Yanmar engine mount alignment. The other advantage to using the original
trans is I was able to keep my shaft mounted alternator, without having to
fabricate a new mount. If you go with a new trans, I would not go with any down

angle, as you will have to do considerable modification to the engine beds. The
front of the engine will have to be dropped about 6 inches, and you will
therefore have to remove that much of you engine beds I believe. The engine beds

have steel plates embedded in them into which the original motors mounts are
bolted. Very strong. I was able to reuse all of them. Handy. The only thing to
have to modify on the engine beds with the original trans, is the area around
the oil filter, which comes out of the right hand side, right at the level of
the top of the engine bed. You have to cut it out in a half moon shape about an
inch.

The engine swap was actually quite simple, and I can provide you with photos of
my install, if you go a similar route.

Eric, Maramu 105

________________________________
From: Bob Sarff < bsarff@... >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Fri, February 10, 2012 10:14:15 AM
Subject: [Amel] Maramu engine replacement


I'm looking to replace my Perkins 4.154 engine with a Hurth HBW 250-3R trans
with a gear ratio of 2.74 soon and would like your opinion of a couple of
options. I know some of you have replaced your motors with the Yanmar 4JH4-TE.
Did you replace the transmission at the same time or rebuild your old one? If
you purchases a new one, which model did you purchase. My concern at this point
is that the dealer I'm working with shows transmissions that have a 7 degree
down angle and the one I have has an offset rather then a down angle.

Has anyone used the 75 hp Volvo instead of the Yanmar. Is there an
advandage/disadvantage either way?

Thanks for any advise you can provide.

Bob
S/V Chara
Hin 173





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