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Efector Anchor Chain Counter Sensor

george cerillo
 

Has anyone sourced the Efector Anchor Chain Counter Sensor part #1B5076 IB-3020-BNKG? I have a photo of the inoperative part posted http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/2109031520/pic/163172518/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

under ANCHOR CHAIN COUNTER SENSOR. I contacted a US distributor for Efector parts http://www.ifm.com/ifmus/web/mailstart.htm and was advised they no longer made this part. The replacement part is a bit longer and has a plug in adapter that you wire in with an additional cable that must be purchased. From Efector US cost for part is $130 and cable $18USD. Has anyone tried anything different? Does anyone know how long a ife the replacement part has? Thanks so much,

George and Kim
SM2K #353 Indecent


Re: Companionway veneer problem

Craig Briggs
 

Erice,
We replaced the delaminating wooden companionway with plexiglass - one of the best changes we've made as it adds wonderful light down below. We used a slightly tinted version that looks mirror-like in the daylight from the outside - at night we have a cloth cover we can hang from the locking knobs inside for privacy. The top few inches are double thickness for the locking knobs and key lock - simply copying the original.

You do have to lift the hard dodger a few inches to remove the old and install the new. Also, we removed the rub strip at the bottom (which was deteriorated anyway) so it wouldn't scratch the plexiglass - replaced it with a thin strip leaving a 1/16th inch gap. What little water enters when we wash the cockpit immediately drains from the bottom of the washboard well.

Craig & Katherine
SN#68 Sangaris


Buying a Sharki

Gregory Shea
 

I too am looking at buying a Sharki, possibly later this year. Would you share where and what you have been looking at and your experiences with your search.


Re: Levers on the sliding Companionway

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

Eric,

Glad that you enjoy them. We have enjoyed ours since 2006. I posted the drawing but got the original design from Chuck SM2k "Helen Louise."

We had a number of these made and gave them away to SM owners that we met on our circumnavigation. Unfortunately, we did not make enough and are completely out now!

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently N Cyprus

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

I posted a photo of the leavers that I mad for the companionway. another member had designed them and posted drawings earlier. I was so tired of unscrewing those silly black nuts on the door.

please see kimberlites last few photos.
Fair winds
eric
Sm 376


Re: [Amel] Companionway external lock and veneer problem

Eric Freedman
 

Sorry,

I did not know how the album thing works. The photos are filed not under
Kimberlite but Companionway.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite











Someone posted a question about a extra lock for the companionway .
When I was touring the factory when Kimberlite was being built I saw
something on the parts shelf that I could not identify. It was a locking
plate for the companionway..
It is made of a highly polished plate of stainless that has a "U" shaped
bend at the top.
The "u" goes over the lip on the top of the horizontal sliding hatch on the
companionway. The majority of the plate covers about 10 inches of the
vertical sliding door and the lock.
There are 2 holes in the plate that allow 2 pins attached to the boat to go
through the plate and 2 locks are attached. The photos are difficult to
interpret as the plate has a mirror finish and the reflections are almost
impossible to separate from the plate itself.
The photos are posted in the Kimberlite file.

On a separate issue. The veneer on the vertical portion of the companionway
on Kimberlite is delaminating.
Has anyone addressed this problem.
Fair winds
Kimberlite
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite 376


Companionway external lock and veneer problem

Eric Freedman
 

Someone posted a question about a extra lock for the companionway .
When I was touring the factory when Kimberlite was being built I saw something on the parts shelf that I could not identify. It was a locking plate for the companionway..
It is made of a highly polished plate of stainless that has a "U" shaped bend at the top.
The "u" goes over the lip on the top of the horizontal sliding hatch on the companionway. The majority of the plate covers about 10 inches of the vertical sliding door and the lock.
There are 2 holes in the plate that allow 2 pins attached to the boat to go through the plate and 2 locks are attached. The photos are difficult to interpret as the plate has a mirror finish and the reflections are almost impossible to separate from the plate itself.
The photos are posted in the Kimberlite file.

On a separate issue. The veneer on the vertical portion of the companionway on Kimberlite is delaminating.
Has anyone addressed this problem.
Fair winds
Kimberlite
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite 376


Levers on the sliding Companionway

Eric Freedman
 

I posted a photo of the leavers that I mad for the companionway. another member had designed them and posted drawings earlier. I was so tired of unscrewing those silly black nuts on the door.

please see kimberlites last few photos.
Fair winds
eric
Sm 376


Hartman Safe

Eric Freedman
 

I tried to open the safe in January but it would not open .The 9 and the B buttons did not activate. I thought the batteries were dead so I made a power supply that plugged into the socket under the keypad. No luck.

The safe was obviously locked. I carefully peeled the keypad cover off which exposed the contacts underneath. All of the contacts were able to be shorted out thus completing the circuit, except 9 and b.
To open the safe you must depress the letter b and to use the "lost code" you must use the 9 key.

The safe is also bolted to a platform where the nuts are not accessible and the safe is too big to remove from the hole in the cabinetry. I had to become a safecracker (a Tommy for those who are English). I used a dremel tool with cutoff blades, hammers, and chisels to open the door. The above photo shows the damaged removed door. I am having a stainless door fabricated with a hasp and lock. Please see the attached link there are 4 photos.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1943285105/pic/1876543251/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=21&count=20&dir=asc


Re: [Amel] sole diesel ..mazda?

José Luis García-Serrano <eonoemedia@...>
 

In this address you can contact Sol. Maybe they can give you information. a
greeting

http://www.solediesel.com/index.php?option=com_contact&view=contact&id=1&Itemid=50&lang=es


2012/3/4 eric <ericmeury@yahoo.com>

**


Any body know about these engines.

They seem like a real odd ball of an engine. I can't seem to find much
info about them. Does anybody have one in there maramu or sharki.



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Re: [Amel] sole diesel ..mazda?

Barbara Nairne
 

Hi Eric,
We have a Sole diesel generator.
 
Had a Sole diesel previously as a main motor for an Adams Carina - there are few in Oz.
 
http://www.solediesels.co.uk/
 
Instruction manual below - we have the Mini 17 as generator.
 
http://www.solediesels.co.uk/Brochures/manualm55.pdf
 
 
Regards
Barb
Super Maramu No.39
Sueno Azul - Southport Qld

--- On Sun, 4/3/12, eric <ericmeury@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: eric <ericmeury@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Amel] sole diesel ..mazda?
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Sunday, 4 March, 2012, 2:29 PM



 



Any body know about these engines.

They seem like a real odd ball of an engine. I can't seem to find much info about them. Does anybody have one in there maramu or sharki.








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Re: Sharki Wanted!

hanoah64 <hanoah64@...>
 

In the last few days we have chosen a boat to view. We will do thing during the next three weeks. Thanks for the information provided by group members.

Regards, Roger Wilson

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "hanoah64" <hanoah64@...> wrote:

We just sold our yacht and we are interested in purchasing a Sharki. If you have or know of a Sharki that is not already listed on the web please let us know. Regards, Roger Wilson


Re: [Amel] Sharki Wanted!

Jean Boucharlat
 

If you are willing to take into consideration a Sharki located in Japan, not
far from Tokyo, I know of one. I believe she was built around 1985 and
belongs to a Japanese friend who, to the best of my knowledge, has not
sailed her for quite a few years. I do not know if he has put her up for
sale openly, but I can ask him, and he is probably willing to consider a
reasonable offer. I have not sailed this boat myself and do not know about
her present condition. Given that she has not been sailed recently, she
probably needs a fairly thorough refit.



Jean Boucharlat

Ex SM 232



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of hanoah64
Sent: mercredi 29 février 2012 04:10
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Sharki Wanted!





We just sold our yacht and we are interested in purchasing a Sharki. If you
have or know of a Sharki that is not already listed on the web please let us
know. Regards, Roger Wilson


SHADE TREE BOAT COVER

george cerillo
 

When we were researching how to correctly install (put up) the Shade Tree boat cover that came with Indecent, we utilized the photos from SM2K Bel Ami. Bel Ami's Shade Tree Boat Cover has an entirely different configuration then the one that came with Indecent when we bought her. No matter how we arranged the cover, we could not get the Shade Tree on Indecent to cover bow and stern. As neither the Shade Tree nor the mesh pieces came with any information, we were pretty much on our own. We contacted Shade Tree and basically we were told "One size fits most".
We finally thought outside the box and this is how we believe the cover should installed. The center pieces of mesh also came with the boat when we bought her and we couldn't figure out what they were for, this seems to be one possible explanation. Headroom is excellent and the poles that attach to the stainless steel rails are very durable even in winds of 20+ knots. The Shade Tree cover is a light gray color, the other white pieces are from Amel and the mesh is something the previous owner had made.

Photos can be found under SHADE TREE BOAT COVER http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1458395171/pic/list?mode=slide&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc


Re: Sharki Wanted!

Dave_Benjamin
 

Roger,

You may want to mention what part of the world you are hoping to find a Sharki since the list has worldwide reach. Also due to the somewhat limited number of Sharki's produced, you may want to consider expanding your search to include the Maramu.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "hanoah64" <hanoah64@...> wrote:

We just sold our yacht and we are interested in purchasing a Sharki. If you have or know of a Sharki that is not already listed on the web please let us know. Regards, Roger Wilson


Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi jose, I have answered your questions along side your text. sorry I do not have photos. I will be on the boat next week sailing to Tauranga. If you can wait that long I will do some photos and send them when I get there.
Regards
Danny




 
Danny,

As we prepare Ipanema for a transatlantic passage, I have just ordered the Superwind generator and will be installing on top of the mast as you did. Just a few questions:

How long did you make the tube? Don't have measurement, but long enough for the blades to have good clearance.

Is your tube Stainless or Aluminum? ALUMINUM

Where did you drilled the hole to pass the cables into the mast? THROUGH THE SIDE jUST BELOW THE TOP CAP PLATE.
WHERE THE CABLE PASSED THROUGH WE DOUBLED IT BACK TO CREATE A LOOP OUTSIDE THE MAST AND CABLE TIED THIS TO PREVENT THE WEIGHT OF THE CABLE PULLING ON THE GENERATOR CONNECTIONS
.
TAKE CARE AT THIS POINT TO AVOID THE CABLE CUTTING ON THE HOLE. YOU NEED TO ROUND THE HOLE TO AVOID SHARP EDGES  

Did you tap threads on the mast head? NO, I USED BOLTS. THE PLATE ON TOP OF THE MAST EXTENDED ENOUGH TO ALLOW ME TO BOLT THROUGH

What type of connectors did you use for the cables from the solar pannels? CRIMP CONNECTORS. APART FROM CONNCTIONS TO THE PANELS, FUSES AND CONTROLLER THERE ARE ONLY TWO CONNECTIONS. MY PANELS ARE CLAMPED TO THE PORT RAIL BESIDE THE STERN CABIN. BECAUSE I WAS NOT SURE IF THIS WAS PERMANENT, I SURFACE MOUNTED THE CABLE. CABLE TIED ALONG THE RAIL TO THE STAUCHION BESIDE THE COCKPIT, DOWN TO THE DECK, ACROSS THE DECK AND UP TO THE CABIN TOP, CABLE TIED TO THE CLEAT THERE, THEN DOWN AND INTO THE AFT OUTER CORNER OF THE COCKPIT LOCKER, (THE CABLES FIT UNDER THE LID.) THE JOINS ARE IN THIS LOCKER.  THEN ACROSS THE BACK OF THE LOCKER, I DRILLED THROUGH INTO THE SMALL LOCKER, ACROSS THAT AND DRILLED THROUGH TO THE AREA BELOW THE MIZZEN. THEN FOLLOWED THE PATH OF THE REST OF THE WIRES FROM THE MIZZEN. WHILE I INTENDED THIS TO BE TEMPORARY UNTIL I WAS SURE OF THE PANEL LOCATION, IT HAS PROVED SO GOOD AND COMPLETELY UNOBTRUSIVE I AM GOING TO LEAVE IT LIKE THIS.
THE PANEL LOCATION IS TOTALLY SATISFACTORY  

If you had a picture it would be appreciated. PICTURES END OF NEXT WEEK

Thanks a lot..

Jose
Ipanema SM 2K 278

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

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 



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Re: [Amel] C-drive oil reservoir

Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...>
 

Pat,
   My Santorin has two pipes from the top gear box going up to the oil reservoir. A feed pipe from the bottom and a "return" going through the filler cap at the top, via a copper "U" tube.
   I don't believe the oil circulates, as the only times I have noticed the milky fluid, it has always come up from the bottom.
   The engineer in me -and I am only guessing here- believes that the whether or not there is a second pipe, the important thing is to maintain the oil over the minimum level as the pressure this creates assists in maintaining the propseal integrity. That and if you only have one pipe, then the seal on the filler cap should be good!

Hope this helps

Mike

PS I am just finishing my 3rd "rebuild" of the ZF25 (Hurth HBW250) gearbox at 64,000 sea miles, and reckon that the drive discs last about 20-22,000 sea miles on the Santorin. We use the shaft alternator a lot - it was superb on the pacific crossing - so our prop is almost always turning. I don't know your total miles, but it is worth a look. I'm in Thailand and it took 3 months to get the kit from ZF in Germany!

M



________________________________
From: Patrick McAneny <sailw32@aol.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, March 2, 2012 8:04 AM
Subject: [Amel] C-drive oil reservoir


 
I have read owners coments about keeping an eye on the oil reservoir to see if it gets milky ,indicating water has bypassed the oil seals.For oil in the reservoir to get milky, I assume the oil would have to circulate. I only have one hose coming from the reservoir, so I do not see how it could circulate. However there is a second port,but it is capped off. Does the oil circulate ? If it does ,then should I have two hoses connected to the reservoir?
Thanks,
Pat SM #123


Re: [Amel] C-drive oil reservoir

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Pat, no the oil does not circulate as such but is stirred around by shaft and gear movement so gets well mixed. Also there is the convection thing. Warm oil rises. cool falls. The temps may not be great but there would be a differential that would have some impact.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand

From: Patrick McAneny <sailw32@aol.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, 2 March 2012 2:04 PM
Subject: [Amel] C-drive oil reservoir


 
I have read owners coments about keeping an eye on the oil reservoir to see if it gets milky ,indicating water has bypassed the oil seals.For oil in the reservoir to get milky, I assume the oil would have to circulate. I only have one hose coming from the reservoir, so I do not see how it could circulate. However there is a second port,but it is capped off. Does the oil circulate ? If it does ,then should I have two hoses connected to the reservoir?
Thanks,
Pat SM #123




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C-drive oil reservoir

Patrick McAneny
 

I have read owners coments about keeping an eye on the oil reservoir to see if it gets milky ,indicating water has bypassed the oil seals.For oil in the reservoir to get milky, I assume the oil would have to circulate. I only have one hose coming from the reservoir, so I do not see how it could circulate. However there is a second port,but it is capped off. Does the oil circulate ? If it does ,then should I have two hoses connected to the reservoir?
Thanks,
Pat SM #123


Re: [Amel] Wind generator - photos - plans

Jose Venegas
 

Danny,

As we prepare Ipanema for a transatlantic passage, I have just ordered the Superwind generator and will be installing on top of the mast as you did. Just a few questions:

How long did you make the tube?

Is your tube Stainless or Aluminum?

Where did you drilled the hole to pass the cables into the mast?

Did you tap threads on the mast head?

What type of connectors did you use for the cables from the solar pannels?

If you had a picture it would be appreciated.



Thanks a lot.

Jose
Ipanema SM 2K 278

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:

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 


Re: Music radio antenna

Jose Venegas
 

For the AIS I used the TV anthena cable and connected it to a new antena on the top of the main mast. It works very well and can see ships farther than 30 miles away.

It just required a trip to the top.

Jose Vengas
Ipanema SM 278

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

Hi everybody, I have to move the AIS (receiver and transmitter) antenna from the mizzen mast (following your advice, i'm planning to install here the wind generator :) ).

Where do you have install the AIS antenna (rx and tx)? Can I use the cable of stereo hi-fi, that have its antenna on the main mast (replacing only the antenna)?