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Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Bob, it is on top of the mast secured by four bolts through a base plate to which the upright tube is welded with strengthening gussetts. The top of the mast is large enough without modification. We put a hard rubber 4 or 5 ml thick sheet between the plate and the mast to avoid vibration and that has proved completely adequate.Quite simply we never hear it at all.  As to the option of front of mast, I would not consider that as the top is so good and front of mast brings a set of issues.
We are very pleased with the set up, combined with two 130 watt solar panels on the port side rail beside the stern cabin we can liveaboard and seldom need the gen set.. Another great advantage is that Ocean Pearl is on a mooring with a fridge left on and the batteries are always fully charged, good for battery life. 
Regards
Danny 

From: "bsarff@comcast.net" <bsarff@comcast.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, 23 February 2012 3:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans


 


Thanks Danny.  Is your generator off the front of the mizzen part way up of at the top? 

Bob

SV Chara

Maramu hin #173

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

From: "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS" <simms@xtra.co.nz>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 6:40:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

 

We have installed a "Super Wind" wind generator on the mizzen and it is very good. Never hear it or even know it is there and it works well. The Super Wind is an expensive model but it has some special features. It is quiet, it self feathers in gale force wind so you never have to worry about tying it off. It is robustly constructed, intended for remote locations and needing infrequent servicing. We installed it in October 09 and it has been trouble free.
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand 

From: " bsarff@comcast.net " < bsarff@comcast.net >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 19 February 2012 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

 

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] Re: Santorin transmision

ANTONIO DIEZ <a.diezrv@...>
 

hello Mike and Craig , I am tryng to send some photos to the forum with the two model of transmisions but I am not able to do it.
If give your amails I will send to you.
Thank you , Antonio 


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De: sv Sangaris <sangaris@aol.com>
Para: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Enviado: Miércoles, febrero 22, 2012 3:37 P.M.
Asunto: [Amel] Re: Santorin transmision


 
Hello Antonio,

It sounds like you have the same installation as we do on our Santorin. Can you explain more about what the problem is? If it is simply leaking oil or water in the Amel "C" drive gearbox, then Mike's post covers it, but if it is another problem please post again.

Craig Briggs, SN#68 "SANGARIS"




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Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

bsarff@...
 

Thanks John.  It looks like the top of the mizzen is a good location.  I'm looking at the Air Maax which produces 120v AC at the generator and then rectifies it at the batteries to 12v.  This way there is less voltage drop and smaller condutors can be used from the generator to the rectifier. 



Thanks again for your help.



Bob

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


From: "Anne and John Hollamby" <annejohnholl@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:43:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

 




Hello Bob,
I mounted a wind generator above the radar on my last boat and it sucked the mizzen staysail in every time I tried to use it so I moved it up to the top of the mast whihj solved that problem. I did not put any sort of a vibration mount when refitting it and the vibrations were noticeable in the aft cabin. Whether some sort of insulator would have helped I do not know. However that was twenty five years ago and generators might be better balanced nowadays.

Best wishes, Anne and John Bali Hai SM319

----- Original Message -----
From: bsarff@comcast.net
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

Thanks Danny. Is your generator off the front of the mizzen part way up of at the top?

Bob

SV Chara

Maramu hin #173

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

From: "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS" < simms@xtra.co.nz >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 6:40:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

We have installed a "Super Wind" wind generator on the mizzen and it is very good. Never hear it or even know it is there and it works well. The Super Wind is an expensive model but it has some special features. It is quiet, it self feathers in gale force wind so you never have to worry about tying it off. It is robustly constructed, intended for remote locations and needing infrequent servicing. We installed it in October 09 and it has been trouble free.
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand

From: " bsarff@comcast.net " < bsarff@comcast.net >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 19 February 2012 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

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

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Bob,
I mounted a wind generator above the radar on my last boat and it sucked the mizzen staysail in every time I tried to use it so I moved it up to the top of the mast whihj solved that problem. I did not put any sort of a vibration mount when refitting it and the vibrations were noticeable in the aft cabin. Whether some sort of insulator would have helped I do not know. However that was twenty five years ago and generators might be better balanced nowadays.

Best wishes, Anne and John Bali Hai SM319

----- Original Message -----
From: bsarff@comcast.net
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans





Thanks Danny. Is your generator off the front of the mizzen part way up of at the top?

Bob

SV Chara

Maramu hin #173

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

From: "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS" <simms@xtra.co.nz>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 6:40:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans



We have installed a "Super Wind" wind generator on the mizzen and it is very good. Never hear it or even know it is there and it works well. The Super Wind is an expensive model but it has some special features. It is quiet, it self feathers in gale force wind so you never have to worry about tying it off. It is robustly constructed, intended for remote locations and needing infrequent servicing. We installed it in October 09 and it has been trouble free.
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand

From: " bsarff@comcast.net " < bsarff@comcast.net >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 19 February 2012 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans



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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Sharki Aft Cabin Bulkhead

fishtong1 <mpsusman@...>
 

Hi Sharki owners,

I recently decided to tackle the removal and replacement of the aft
cabin bulkhead which was rotten. This is the one which borders the
engine room and would be the headboard of the aft cabin bunk. I am sure
that at some stage the mizzen mast or there abouts must have been
leaking water into the plywood bulkhead. I am assuming that it was
repaired at some stage because the plywood was soft and crumbly, in some
places even dust like. but COMPLETELY DRY with no sign of dampness or
moisture, even when I threw a bucket of water on the deck above. Has
any other Sharki owner had a similar experience with their yacht? Ours
is 28years old, so not a new yacht.

All the best

Fishtong1


Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

bsarff@...
 

Thanks Danny.  Is your generator off the front of the mizzen part way up of at the top? 



Bob

SV Chara

Maramu hin #173

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


From: "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS" <simms@xtra.co.nz>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, February 19, 2012 6:40:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

 




We have installed a "Super Wind" wind generator on the mizzen and it is very good. Never hear it or even know it is there and it works well. The Super Wind is an expensive model but it has some special features. It is quiet, it self feathers in gale force wind so you never have to worry about tying it off. It is robustly constructed, intended for remote locations and needing infrequent servicing. We installed it in October 09 and it has been trouble free.
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand 

From: " bsarff@comcast.net " < bsarff@comcast.net >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 19 February 2012 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

 

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: Santorin transmision

Craig Briggs
 

Hello Antonio,

It sounds like you have the same installation as we do on our Santorin. Can you explain more about what the problem is? If it is simply leaking oil or water in the Amel "C" drive gearbox, then Mike's post covers it, but if it is another problem please post again.

Craig Briggs, SN#68 "SANGARIS"


Re: Wind generator - another choice

Dave_Benjamin
 

Ian,

I'm so used to my 12V boats that I forget many of my fellow owners have 24V.

There is a 24v model available for the same cost. It may not be showing on the website. I checked with Rich, the owner of the company.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Ian Shepherd <sv_freespirit@...> wrote:

Thanks for the info on the AirMaax Dave. The link makes no mention of a
24V model which would make it unsuitable for many Amel owners.

I have used an Air 403 at the top of my mizzen for the past 11 years on
two Super Maramu's. It works superbly up there and outperforms by a long
way turbines mounted on deck poles. The fixing bracket and pole are made
of high quality aluminium (painted), and frankly the weight aloft is not
at all noticeable.

What you must do is separate the plate at the top of the mizzen and the
bottom plate of the turbine bracket with high quality anti vibration
fittings else you will hear and feel the vibration as it resonates down
the mast. I found an excellent company in Farnham UK who make very
robust dampers. Crusader has been through many gales including across
the N. Atlantic to Greenland with sustained winds of 30-40 kts for six
days, and I have never had the slightest problem with the mountings.
After almost 8 years I did have a blade fail, which may have been
through UV weakening or possibly a bird strike. Spares are easy to find
and with the aid of a cherry picker I was able to change them in 30
minutes. A lot easier than standing on a rope looped over the top of the
mizzen mast to gain the extra height!

I did post the address and details of the anti vibration mounts some
years ago but it seems to have disappeared. The type suitable for Air
models (and probably other makes too) is AL-30. The beauty of these
mounts is that there is a bolt through the unit so that it can never
come apart even if the rubber perishes. See
http://www.ava-antivibrationmountings.co.uk/catalog_category.aspx?cat_id=48
for details and company contact info.

I did have to spray the mounts with an aerosol of Hammerite white paint
before using them. I also mounted them on rubber mats and used rubber
washers and polythene tubing around the mounting bolts where they went
through the mast head plate to reduce vibration further.

With the turbine on the mast head and two 120W 24V BP Solar panels
mounted on the rails abeam the aft coach roof, Crusader will break even
in electrical terms in 15 kts of apparent wind and sunlight despite
continuous use of autopilot, laptop, AIS transponder, radio,
instruments, two fridges and a deep freeze and the audio entertainment
system. And often one of the panels is in the shade of the mizzen sail
too. I believe that it is well worth the effort to mount the turbine
aloft and out of the way. Mounting it half way up the mast may well be
problematic if you use the mizzen staysail.

Ian Shepherd SM 414 Crusader


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Re: [Amel] Santorin transmision

Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...>
 

Hi Antonio,
   I have a Santorin, hull number 027, built at the same time as yours. I have had no trouble with the transmission over the years. The only major work I had done was to replace the seal at the join between the "cubic" box at the forward end of the engine. This was done about 10 years ago when I decided to do a major engine service.
   With this version of the Santorin, there is only one thing that gives you real problems in the transmission, and those are the seals around the propeller shaft on the back of the keel. There is not enough space for a rope cutter, so nets etc can get caught on the prop. That is not usually too bad - a quick dive over the side with a pair of big scissors- and all is OK. The VERY BAD thing is if you get a nylon monofilament fishing line on the prop. This winds round the shaft and melts, and in so doing, ruins the seals around the shaft, allowing water into the transmission chain. 
   The sure sign of this is that the level of oil in the reservoir on the top forward starboard engine bulkhead starts to RISE and a milky white layer eventually appears at the bottom of the reservoir.
   The only solution is a "haul-out" and replace the seals and bronze "wearing ring" on which they sit - I carry two as spares!!

There is no cause for immediate alarm if this happens....it happened to us on the way from the Carribbean to the Med, and we sailed about 1800miles with "cafe-au-lait" in the reservoir. Once in the Med, discussions with Amel and a visual inspection, showed no adverse effects, and we have happily sailed another 40,000 miles since then.

I used to change the seals on each annual haul out, but now I work on the principle of "if it ain't broke - don't mend it", especially as I am now based near haul-out facilities.

By the way, ZF bought Hurth a while ago, and your Hurth HBW250 is now called the ZF25 - I'm just in the process of replacing the drive discs, and what I ordered was a ZF25 rebuild kit.

Hope this helps,

Mike Smither
SN027 - Akwaaba



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From: ANTONIO DIEZ <a.diezrv@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 2:02 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Santorin transmision


 
The boat number is 29 , the engine perking prima 50 cv , and the engine has the alternator for the transmision but the problem is not with the engine but with the Amel piece that is behind the Hurth ( not ZF ) where the shaft change from horizontal to vertical . This piece is cubic 15x15x15 cms.
Best regard : Antonio Diez

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De: Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com>
Para: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Enviado: Martes, febrero 21, 2012 3:15 A.M.
Asunto: Re: [Amel] Santorin transmision


 
Hi before we can help you it is important to know the engine you have the hull number of the boat. ZF offers a number of replacement transmissions.  Do you have an an alternator running for the transmission out put?

Best wisher sorry I don't have any Spanish.
Richard SM 209

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From: ANTONIO DIEZ <a.diezrv@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 4:13 PM
Subject: [Amel] Santorin transmision

 
Hello everybody : We are thinking to buy a Santorin build in 1990 and we know that the transmision in that date ( 1989-1990)was defective and the yard changed later for a new one. The old one had a cubic box  ( behind the the engine ) in aluminiun wich was 15x15x15 cms and the new one is in  casting 20x20x20 cms .
Has any of you the old model ? have you had any problem ? Have you change it for the new one ?
I also would like to kown if it is necesary to chage only the cubic box or all the transmision system included the external part that is outside the boat as well as the price and difficulty to do the job.
I am sorry for my english I do better in spanish.
Tank you very much for any help.
Best regard : Antonio Diez 



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Re: [Amel] Santorin transmision

ANTONIO DIEZ <a.diezrv@...>
 

The boat number is 29 , the engine perking prima 50 cv , and the engine has the alternator for the transmision but the problem is not with the engine but with the Amel piece that is behind the Hurth ( not ZF ) where the shaft change from horizontal to vertical . This piece is cubic 15x15x15 cms.
Best regard : Antonio Diez


________________________________
De: Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com>
Para: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Enviado: Martes, febrero 21, 2012 3:15 A.M.
Asunto: Re: [Amel] Santorin transmision


 
Hi before we can help you it is important to know the engine you have the hull number of the boat. ZF offers a number of replacement transmissions.  Do you have an an alternator running for the transmission out put?

Best wisher sorry I don't have any Spanish.
Richard SM 209

________________________________
From: ANTONIO DIEZ <a.diezrv@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 4:13 PM
Subject: [Amel] Santorin transmision


 
Hello everybody : We are thinking to buy a Santorin build in 1990 and we know that the transmision in that date ( 1989-1990)was defective and the yard changed later for a new one. The old one had a cubic box  ( behind the the engine ) in aluminiun wich was 15x15x15 cms and the new one is in  casting 20x20x20 cms .
Has any of you the old model ? have you had any problem ? Have you change it for the new one ?
I also would like to kown if it is necesary to chage only the cubic box or all the transmision system included the external part that is outside the boat as well as the price and difficulty to do the job.
I am sorry for my english I do better in spanish.
Tank you very much for any help.
Best regard : Antonio Diez 

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Wind generator - another choice

Ian Shepherd
 

Thanks for the info on the AirMaax Dave. The link makes no mention of a
24V model which would make it unsuitable for many Amel owners.

I have used an Air 403 at the top of my mizzen for the past 11 years on
two Super Maramu's. It works superbly up there and outperforms by a long
way turbines mounted on deck poles. The fixing bracket and pole are made
of high quality aluminium (painted), and frankly the weight aloft is not
at all noticeable.

What you must do is separate the plate at the top of the mizzen and the
bottom plate of the turbine bracket with high quality anti vibration
fittings else you will hear and feel the vibration as it resonates down
the mast. I found an excellent company in Farnham UK who make very
robust dampers. Crusader has been through many gales including across
the N. Atlantic to Greenland with sustained winds of 30-40 kts for six
days, and I have never had the slightest problem with the mountings.
After almost 8 years I did have a blade fail, which may have been
through UV weakening or possibly a bird strike. Spares are easy to find
and with the aid of a cherry picker I was able to change them in 30
minutes. A lot easier than standing on a rope looped over the top of the
mizzen mast to gain the extra height!

I did post the address and details of the anti vibration mounts some
years ago but it seems to have disappeared. The type suitable for Air
models (and probably other makes too) is AL-30. The beauty of these
mounts is that there is a bolt through the unit so that it can never
come apart even if the rubber perishes. See
http://www.ava-antivibrationmountings.co.uk/catalog_category.aspx?cat_id=48
for details and company contact info.

I did have to spray the mounts with an aerosol of Hammerite white paint
before using them. I also mounted them on rubber mats and used rubber
washers and polythene tubing around the mounting bolts where they went
through the mast head plate to reduce vibration further.

With the turbine on the mast head and two 120W 24V BP Solar panels
mounted on the rails abeam the aft coach roof, Crusader will break even
in electrical terms in 15 kts of apparent wind and sunlight despite
continuous use of autopilot, laptop, AIS transponder, radio,
instruments, two fridges and a deep freeze and the audio entertainment
system. And often one of the panels is in the shade of the mizzen sail
too. I believe that it is well worth the effort to mount the turbine
aloft and out of the way. Mounting it half way up the mast may well be
problematic if you use the mizzen staysail.

Ian Shepherd SM 414 Crusader


Re: [Amel] Santorin transmision

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi before we can help you it is important to know the engine you have the hull number of the boat. ZF offers a number of replacement transmissions.  Do you have an an alternator running for the transmission out put?

Best wisher sorry I don't have any Spanish.
Richard SM 209



________________________________
From: ANTONIO DIEZ <a.diezrv@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 4:13 PM
Subject: [Amel] Santorin transmision


 
Hello everybody : We are thinking to buy a Santorin build in 1990 and we know that the transmision in that date ( 1989-1990)was defective and the yard changed later for a new one. The old one had a cubic box  ( behind the the engine ) in aluminiun wich was 15x15x15 cms and the new one is in  casting 20x20x20 cms .
Has any of you the old model ? have you had any problem ? Have you change it for the new one ?
I also would like to kown if it is necesary to chage only the cubic box or all the transmision system included the external part that is outside the boat as well as the price and difficulty to do the job.
I am sorry for my english I do better in spanish.
Tank you very much for any help.
Best regard : Antonio Diez 

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Santorin transmision

ANTONIO DIEZ <a.diezrv@...>
 

Hello everybody : We are thinking to buy a Santorin build in 1990 and we know that the transmision in that date ( 1989-1990)was defective and the yard changed later for a new one. The old one had a cubic box  ( behind the the engine ) in aluminiun wich was 15x15x15 cms and the new one is in  casting 20x20x20 cms .
Has any of you the old model ? have you had any problem ? Have you change it for the new one ?
I also would like to kown if it is necesary to chage only the cubic box or all the transmision system included the external part that is outside the boat as well as the price and difficulty to do the job.
I am sorry for my english I do better in spanish.
Tank you very much for any help.
Best regard : Antonio Diez 

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Wind generator - another choice

Dave_Benjamin
 

This company is owned in part by a cruiser we met while cruising the Pacific coast of Mexico. I have seen their wind generator and the components. All appear very well made. I think this unit is probably comparable with Superwind but more economical, especially for people in North America.

http://www.cruiserowaterandpower.com/AirMaax_Wind_Turbine.html


Re: forward/aft windows

Kimberly Cerillo <kcvabeach@...>
 

Good day everyone,

On our Super Maramu 2K the black coating covering the port and starboard
windows forward and aft is scratched and in some cases peeling. Has anyone
addressed this? If so what are your solutions?

Thanks so much,

George and Kim Cerillo
SM2K #353 Indecent


informations

saxysimo <saxysimo@...>
 

hi to everyone.
i'm the new owner of a amel meltem,
can anyone have the tecnhical datails or owner book for this vessel???
i tried on yhe web without any result
i will appreciate very muche if you can send it to me.
i will also appreciate any suggestion
thank you to all in advance
other mail is: sasimonetti@gmail.com
salvatore


Re: [Amel] Re: Parasailor

N4796P@yahoo.de <n4796p@...>
 

Hallo Gary,
I did not take away the original Amel-downwind-system. I think one
should consider that rising the parasailor you have just one size of
sail you can use. If you sail with allways changing windspeeds, for
example in a region with a lot of squalls, the Amel-downwind-system is a
clear advantage. We had this situation later on the ARC and where happy
to be very flexible with this system due to the many squalls we had.
Fair winds
Armin, SY ASHIA, SM2k, #357

Am 19.02.2012 14:45, schrieb Sailing Vessel Bozo Cinq:

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 <mailto:bozocinq%40wollenberg.net>

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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

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

We have installed a "Super Wind" wind generator on the mizzen and it is very good. Never hear it or even know it is there and it works well. The Super Wind is an expensive model but it has some special features. It is quiet, it self feathers in gale force wind so you never have to worry about tying it off. It is robustly constructed, intended for remote locations and needing infrequent servicing. We installed it in October 09 and it has been trouble free.
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand 

From: "bsarff@comcast.net" <bsarff@comcast.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 19 February 2012 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans


 


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

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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] Hatchway locker

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

There is no kit for this. Buy some 3/8 inch stainless or aluminum rod and some one inch flat metal to match. Measure your hatch and get a welder to put the flat steel cut about 2 inches long on each end with 2 mounting holes iin each end. Put 2 on each hatch. You should use a star headed screws for mounting the bars. Keep a screw driver in the bow and the stern in case of fire. The reason fot the star heads is that few burglars would carry a screw driver to fit it. I lock myself in, even while I'm back home on my beloved Chesapeake Bay. Why would anyone go to a third world Country and leave their front door and windows wide open. I have pictures of my main hatch grill. They are 1/4 inch flat aluminum, They are on the site. John "Moon Dog" SM 248




To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: mas1766@yahoo.com
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:16:29 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Hatchway locker






Hello everybody,

can anyone tell me where I can buy the kit in stainless steel for placement on the hatch as theft deterrence?

I saw it on some amel boat picture. It is made by two stainless steel small blocks with round hole, one on each side of the hatchway (fixed on the fiberglass), and then, I presume, an horizontal stainless steel bar.
I hope my english description is clear enough.

I was also looking for the disk in polished stainless steel with Mr. Amel signature, to put in the center of the steering wheel.

I contacted Amel, sending them the pictures but they told me that those parts are no more available.

Thanks for help.

Fabio (Milan-Italy)

ITALICA
Santorin ketch #28






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Wind system

tresliebres
 

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