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Re: [Amel] Replacement of the Bow Thruster Nylon Hub and Propeller

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

Job completed.

Using the Amel "special in-the-water tool," we dropped the lower unit of the bow thruster and attached a new propeller, nylon hub, and nylon screws. We then successfully re-inserted the lower unit into the bottom of the bow using the tool.

The job was straight forward and thanks to Eric and Gary for their documentation which can be found in the Files section of this site.

The only thing that I can add is that I would always do this with one person in a dinghy or in the water. The water was so murky here that I really could not see the thruster lower unit from the bow. Using the dinghy worked great and I placed the lower unit across the tubes of the dingy to change the hub and mount a new prop...the tubes of the dinghy acted as a work bench. Also, from the dinghy, I was able to guide the lower unit into alignment as it was re-inserted.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:

If you have the special tool, use it. We have lost our bow prop twice. Once when entering the Kiel Canal which forced us ro use
The tool at anchor. No problems at all.

/ Annsofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila. SM232
present at Korcula, Croatia

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7 jun 2012 kl. 06:38 skrev "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...>:

Yesterday I did something stupid and lost the bow thruster propeller, or at least I think that's what happened when a line got entangled with the propeller.

My question is to someone who has had to replace a propeller while in the water:

Would you dive and do it assuming you have the dive equipment, or would you use the special tool, assuming this will be your first time with the special tool?

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey




Re: [Amel] Replacement of the Bow Thruster Nylon Hub and Propeller

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

If you have the special tool, use it. We have lost our bow prop twice. Once when entering the Kiel Canal which forced us ro use
The tool at anchor. No problems at all.

/ Annsofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila. SM232
present at Korcula, Croatia

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7 jun 2012 kl. 06:38 skrev "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...>:

Yesterday I did something stupid and lost the bow thruster propeller, or at least I think that's what happened when a line got entangled with the propeller.

My question is to someone who has had to replace a propeller while in the water:

Would you dive and do it assuming you have the dive equipment, or would you use the special tool, assuming this will be your first time with the special tool?

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey


Re: [Amel] Replacement of the Bow Thruster Nylon Hub and Propeller

Jorge Zlatar <jorge.zlatar@...>
 

Dear Bill,
I have replaced   the propeller twice using only a snorkel, I tied myself close to the boat ,so i did not move away. I used the weight of the diving equipmet to keep myself steady and also had a plastic  buked to leave all the bits and pieces at hand.
All the best
Jorge
Excalibur SM#197
Currently at Marmaris,Turkey


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From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2012 7:36 AM
Subject: [Amel] Replacement of the Bow Thruster Nylon Hub and Propeller


 
Yesterday I did something stupid and lost the bow thruster propeller, or at least I think that's what happened when a line got entangled with the propeller.

My question is to someone who has had to replace a propeller while in the water:

Would you dive and do it assuming you have the dive equipment, or would you use the special tool, assuming this will be your first time with the special tool?

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey




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Replacing bow thruster propeller

paaubrey <paaubrey25@...>
 

Sorry it was disconnecting the drive shaft from the motorthat caused the problem we had. The drive shaft remains connected to the foot and propeller.
Peter SM2K "MAIA" #293 in Malta.


replacing bow thruster propellor and nylon hub

paaubrey <paaubrey25@...>
 

Bill,
I have used both methods. Twice or maybe three times in the 12 years of ownership I have used a diver (I don't have the equipment). He seemed to be able to do the job in around 20-30 minutes and each time it has lasted years. Recently (in April)I needed to change the seals because of water ingress and fill the oil reservoir. The procedure has been well explained on this site. We had some difficulty disconnecting the foot from the drive shaft but once this was done it was fairly straight forward. You need to capture the foot and propellor if it is still there using a boat hook - we were fortunate there was a marina employee in a dinghy who managed that for us. Although we hadn't lost our propellor and hub on this occasion we took the opportunity to install new nylon screws. Everything worked fine and we topped up the oil reservoir which was practically empty.
If your seals are OK and don't need replacing due to water ingress it would be quicker and easier to do the job of replacing the prop and hub by diving if you have the equipment to do ittat way. Your only problem is that the water may still be a little cold although it is warmer in Turkey than in Malta!
Good luck
Peter on SM 2K "MAIA" #293 in Malta.


Replacement of the Bow Thruster Nylon Hub and Propeller

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

Yesterday I did something stupid and lost the bow thruster propeller, or at least I think that's what happened when a line got entangled with the propeller.

My question is to someone who has had to replace a propeller while in the water:

Would you dive and do it assuming you have the dive equipment, or would you use the special tool, assuming this will be your first time with the special tool?

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey


Re: [Amel] MARAMU RUB RAIL REPLACEMENT

Kimberly Cerillo <kcvabeach@...>
 

Richard,



Where is this rubber replacement to be found?



George and Kim Cerillo

SM2K #353 Indecent



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2012 9:53 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] MARAMU RUB RAIL REPLACEMENT





There is a rubber replaceable rub rail on the Maramu that is copper nailed into place. One pre drills the nail holes after fitting the rubber. The system works well and lasts. Your SM is a hard rail.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On May 31, 2012, at 22:54, "murray k. seidel" <mseidel@... <mailto:mseidel%40ec.rr.com> > wrote:

I previously wrote as to how we used thick strips of starboard cut on a table saw and using a router were shaped as needed with rounded edges.. These were screwed into the groove in the rub rail protruding 3/16 to ¼ inch beyond. Painted the old brown rub rail a beautiful royal blue with awl grip and put the white starboard IN THE GROOVE. If you have any defects, use epoxy and fiberglass to fix. My boot top is a bright red from awl grip yielding a dramatic improvement in the hull appearance and an indestructible rub rail.

Entire cost less than 800 dollars.. Murray Seidel, Sundance SM 349

From: amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> [mailto:amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:13 AM
To: amelyachtowners@... <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] MARAMU RUB RAIL REPLACEMENT

Alex we ordered ours from Amel. When you do be sure to get the fasteners too. Best is to have the boat on the hard in summer so it os easier to work with.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On May 28, 2012, at 19:26, "Alex" <alex.paquin@... <mailto:alex.paquin%40usa.net> <mailto:alex.paquin%40usa.net> > wrote:

Does anyone have any experience replacing the rub rail on a Maramu? Has anyone found a supplier of this item in the USA?

Alex Paquin
SIMPATICO
Maramu #94






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[Amel] Re: Foredeck Light

drew_gaffney <drew.gaffney@...>
 

Hi Kent,
The fixture on Revelation SM390, as Bebe's, is an AquaSignal. It's no longer made. If you have the same fixture, there are two tabs that actually hold a threaded plastic ring that holds the bulb in place. We were unable to find a ring or replacement fixture, but took a 100mm threaded PVC sewer pipe vent cap, purchased in Fiji, cut it to retain the bulb but let light thru, and screwed it onto the AS fixture. It's worked for 2 years. I've seen several Amels with the retention ring missing...
The bulbs are actually 28V aircraft landing lights, made by GE, and can be bought almost anywhere. I just bought them for $16.95 each, plus shipping.
Drew

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Kent Robertson <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi again, Amel family,
I looked for the Plastimo fixture after being pointed in that direction by Joel.  Couldn't find the fixture that I have on KRISTY, but bumped into this Kiel Deck Light by Aqua Signal while I was surfing. http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/caravan/water/product_38063/Aqua_Signal_Kiel_Deck_Light.aspx
It looks like the ones on both main and mizzen masts but in black instead of off white.  I tried to find Aqua Signal on line see if they make a white one, but every page I try to access says "Web page cannot be found".  Does anyone know if they are out of business or have a web address that works?
Thanks,
Cousin Kent
1999 SM 243
Kristy
Currently Brunswick, GA

From: Alex <alex.paquin@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 6:48 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


 
In the 1981 Maramu we replaced the floodlight fixture with a Malibu brand plastic 12 v halogen garden lamp purchased at Home Depot in the US. Simple and inexpensive. Perfect fit. The steaming light bulb in our case is a festoon type bulb now also available in LED.
Alex

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Kent" <karkauai@> wrote:

Hi everyone,
I've searched the site and can't find any definitive answer to this old ? from Eric. On KRISTY, SM243, the steaming light is AquaSignal, but the burned-out bulb doesn't have any markings indicating wattage. I'd like to replace the bulb with led. Does anyone know the wattage? Has anyone replaced this (and the bow nav lites) with led's?

Just below the steaming light is mounted a separate fixture for the deck flood. The bulb is the oft-cited 24V 50A Par36 bulb. Does anyone know who makes this flood fixture? Has anyone replaced this bulb with an led?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@> wrote:

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

karkauai
 

Great, thanks,
kent

From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 2:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


 
Hi Kent, yes it was. Without looking at it my memory is that it was denoted 12 to 30 volt, not just 24. In fact most of the bulbs we use for 24 volt are rated 28 volt. But I do find that even in marine shops most of what they have is 12 volt.I will see if I can get the brand name and specs for you. 

Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thursday, 7 June 2012 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

 
Hi Danny,
Is the LED that you bought at automotive store 24v?  Everything I'm finding online is 12v.
kent

From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

 
Hi Kent, I have replaced the down light with led. What I used was a motor vehicle flood light available at auto electrical shops. It is a round unit but had a protruberance to attach to a bracket. I cut that off with a hacksaw and then the unit fitted neatly into the housing on the mast. I secured it in there by passing a heavy cable tie through a hole on either side of the housing and across the face of the light. Neat and simple and secure and they work well. I did the same for the mizzen down light. When fitting led lights remember that they are polarity sensitive, that is you need to run the electrical current through the correct way or they don't work. Does no harm to them, if it doesn't go just swap the wires.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand 

From: Kent <karkauai@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 1:30 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

 
Hi everyone,
I've searched the site and can't find any definitive answer to this old ? from Eric. On KRISTY, SM243, the steaming light is AquaSignal, but the burned-out bulb doesn't have any markings indicating wattage. I'd like to replace the bulb with led. Does anyone know the wattage? Has anyone replaced this (and the bow nav lites) with led's?

Just below the steaming light is mounted a separate fixture for the deck flood. The bulb is the oft-cited 24V 50A Par36 bulb. Does anyone know who makes this flood fixture? Has anyone replaced this bulb with an led?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite








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Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Kent, yes it was. Without looking at it my memory is that it was denoted 12 to 30 volt, not just 24. In fact most of the bulbs we use for 24 volt are rated 28 volt. But I do find that even in marine shops most of what they have is 12 volt.I will see if I can get the brand name and specs for you. 

Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thursday, 7 June 2012 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


 
Hi Danny,
Is the LED that you bought at automotive store 24v?  Everything I'm finding online is 12v.
kent

From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

 
Hi Kent, I have replaced the down light with led. What I used was a motor vehicle flood light available at auto electrical shops. It is a round unit but had a protruberance to attach to a bracket. I cut that off with a hacksaw and then the unit fitted neatly into the housing on the mast. I secured it in there by passing a heavy cable tie through a hole on either side of the housing and across the face of the light. Neat and simple and secure and they work well. I did the same for the mizzen down light. When fitting led lights remember that they are polarity sensitive, that is you need to run the electrical current through the correct way or they don't work. Does no harm to them, if it doesn't go just swap the wires.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand 

From: Kent <karkauai@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 1:30 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

 
Hi everyone,
I've searched the site and can't find any definitive answer to this old ? from Eric. On KRISTY, SM243, the steaming light is AquaSignal, but the burned-out bulb doesn't have any markings indicating wattage. I'd like to replace the bulb with led. Does anyone know the wattage? Has anyone replaced this (and the bow nav lites) with led's?

Just below the steaming light is mounted a separate fixture for the deck flood. The bulb is the oft-cited 24V 50A Par36 bulb. Does anyone know who makes this flood fixture? Has anyone replaced this bulb with an led?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite






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Re: perkins m60 replacement

Dave_Benjamin
 

Added photo showing location of water lift muffler - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/714442381/pic/908039287/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Album name is Exit Strategy if the link doesn't work.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

Ross,

Congrats! We have a different brand muffler. It's a decent sized FRP water lift type. I'll have to check for you. I think the hose is larger than 3" but I'm not sure. Our muffler is mounted off to the port side and Eric's is mounted where the stock muffler was just over the shaft. I like where ours is situated. I'll look through my pictures or take one in the next day or two to send. Do you still use the same email address I would have from previous conversation?

I have a 19x14 in prop. I think it's a bit under-pitched. The boat has lots of power. I'm having a conversation with Kiwi-Prop about their new 4 blade props. That's a pretty intriguing product and a lot less money than a Max-Prop.


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "rossny@" <rossny@> wrote:




Dave and Eric, Thanks for all the info, I now have a new 75hp bolted in my Maramu and was wondering which muffler you used. Was it a Vetus? Which model? Yanmar specs 3" hose and muffler so needs replacement.
Also...what prop changes were done to take advantage of the extra HP? Eric did you get a chance to check the prop size?
Any other tips will be appreciated.
ThaNK YOU ALL,
Ross
Maramu #261 1989

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@> wrote:

Dave I will have to check my records next time I am at the boat and let you
know. I think it is a 19" diameter by 17" pitch, but I requested a prop with the
greatest blade area I could get. I found that when I was pushing into the
weather with the original Amel supplied prop, that my speed was going down, but
my RPM was staying the same, so it was not a power issue, but the prop slipping.
I should be by the boat this week. Eric 


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From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Mon, April 23, 2012 5:42:19 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: perkins m60 replacement

 
Eric,

Which prop are you running?

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@> wrote:

Maramus require 28 hp to cruise at 6.5 knots calm seas and 59 hp to hit max
speed. The engines are the same except for the turbo basically. My yanmar dealer
who is a nationally recognized repower whiz recomended the 75 hp not just for
the extra power, but he said the turbo version would provide increased economy
and no extra maintenance if you just follow yanmars guidelines. I did all the
work myself and can give you some tips if you do the same. Using the old trans
makes the job pretty simple, almost like reinstalling the old motor. It is
pretty straightforward.

I like the extra power going against weather. I also run the most powerful
fixed prop, as it does no good to have extra power if you can't apply it.
Performance is much better all around in all areas. You will be very happy.

Eric Maramu 105

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Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

karkauai
 

I'll try them, too.  Thanks,
Kent

From: Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


 
Hi Ken, we bought all our LED from sailorsolution.com
Let then know it is for an Amel and they will guide you

/ Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila SM 232
Present in Croatia


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6 jun 2012 kl. 15:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...>:

Hi Danny,
Is the LED that you bought at automotive store 24v? Everything I'm finding online is 12v.
kent

From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


Hi Kent, I have replaced the down light with led. What I used was a motor vehicle flood light available at auto electrical shops. It is a round unit but had a protruberance to attach to a bracket. I cut that off with a hacksaw and then the unit fitted neatly into the housing on the mast. I secured it in there by passing a heavy cable tie through a hole on either side of the housing and across the face of the light. Neat and simple and secure and they work well. I did the same for the mizzen down light. When fitting led lights remember that they are polarity sensitive, that is you need to run the electrical current through the correct way or they don't work. Does no harm to them, if it doesn't go just swap the wires.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand

From: Kent <karkauai@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 1:30 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


Hi everyone,
I've searched the site and can't find any definitive answer to this old ? from Eric. On KRISTY, SM243, the steaming light is AquaSignal, but the burned-out bulb doesn't have any markings indicating wattage. I'd like to replace the bulb with led. Does anyone know the wattage? Has anyone replaced this (and the bow nav lites) with led's?

Just below the steaming light is mounted a separate fixture for the deck flood. The bulb is the oft-cited 24V 50A Par36 bulb. Does anyone know who makes this flood fixture? Has anyone replaced this bulb with an led?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi Ken, we bought all our LED from sailorsolution.com
Let then know it is for an Amel and they will guide you

/ Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila SM 232
Present in Croatia


Skickat från min iPhone

6 jun 2012 kl. 15:50 skrev "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...>:

Hi Danny,
Is the LED that you bought at automotive store 24v? Everything I'm finding online is 12v.
kent

From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


Hi Kent, I have replaced the down light with led. What I used was a motor vehicle flood light available at auto electrical shops. It is a round unit but had a protruberance to attach to a bracket. I cut that off with a hacksaw and then the unit fitted neatly into the housing on the mast. I secured it in there by passing a heavy cable tie through a hole on either side of the housing and across the face of the light. Neat and simple and secure and they work well. I did the same for the mizzen down light. When fitting led lights remember that they are polarity sensitive, that is you need to run the electrical current through the correct way or they don't work. Does no harm to them, if it doesn't go just swap the wires.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand

From: Kent <karkauai@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 1:30 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


Hi everyone,
I've searched the site and can't find any definitive answer to this old ? from Eric. On KRISTY, SM243, the steaming light is AquaSignal, but the burned-out bulb doesn't have any markings indicating wattage. I'd like to replace the bulb with led. Does anyone know the wattage? Has anyone replaced this (and the bow nav lites) with led's?

Just below the steaming light is mounted a separate fixture for the deck flood. The bulb is the oft-cited 24V 50A Par36 bulb. Does anyone know who makes this flood fixture? Has anyone replaced this bulb with an led?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite











Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light

karkauai
 

Thanks, Christophe,
I have thoroughly enjoyed my SuperMaramu for 5 years now.  Save those coins and I'm sure you'll have your Maramu one day.
Kent

From: Christophe Lascombes <c.lascombes@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 8:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light


 
Hello Kent,

try this.

aqua signal GmbH
Von-Thünen-Str. 12
28307 Bremen, Deutschland
Postfach 45 01 61
28295 Bremen, Deutschland

Telefon: +49 421 4893-0
Fax: +49 421 4893-210
http://www.glamox.com/gmo
info@...

I mean, they speak english too and i'm sure, they would be able to help you.

Christophe
(ex-Kirk owner and still dremaning of a "morning dove" Maramu ! I just miss a little bit "coins" to buy this dreamboat)

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----- Original Message -----
From: Kent Robertson
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light

Hi again, Amel family,
I looked for the Plastimo fixture after being pointed in that direction by Joel. Couldn't find the fixture that I have on KRISTY, but bumped into this Kiel Deck Light by Aqua Signal while I was surfing. http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/caravan/water/product_38063/Aqua_Signal_Kiel_Deck_Light.aspx
It looks like the ones on both main and mizzen masts but in black instead of off white. I tried to find Aqua Signal on line see if they make a white one, but every page I try to access says "Web page cannot be found". Does anyone know if they are out of business or have a web address that works?
Thanks,
Cousin Kent
1999 SM 243
Kristy
Currently Brunswick, GA

From: Alex <alex.paquin@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 6:48 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

In the 1981 Maramu we replaced the floodlight fixture with a Malibu brand plastic 12 v halogen garden lamp purchased at Home Depot in the US. Simple and inexpensive. Perfect fit. The steaming light bulb in our case is a festoon type bulb now also available in LED.
Alex

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Kent" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi everyone,
I've searched the site and can't find any definitive answer to this old ? from Eric. On KRISTY, SM243, the steaming light is AquaSignal, but the burned-out bulb doesn't have any markings indicating wattage. I'd like to replace the bulb with led. Does anyone know the wattage? Has anyone replaced this (and the bow nav lites) with led's?

Just below the steaming light is mounted a separate fixture for the deck flood. The bulb is the oft-cited 24V 50A Par36 bulb. Does anyone know who makes this flood fixture? Has anyone replaced this bulb with an led?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@> wrote:

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: Lofrans Tigres 1200w Windlass

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

I found the source of the reduced power to the windlass. It was the contact points inside the windlass control box. I took photos and documented the steps I took to solve this. I will post more tomorrow after I install a new prop using the in-the-water tool. We pulled anchor outside a marina today to enter the marina for a special 65th birthday dinner tonight. I failed to secure the anchor snubber line and while backing the bow thruster found the line for me.

More tomorrow

Bill
BeBe SM2k #387
Currently Fethiye Turkey.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...> wrote:

Bill,
   I had a similar problem on the Santorin Lofrans windlass, which I solved by cleaning the carbon dust from the motor commutator, and then " cutting back" the  accumulated gunk between the commutator segments.
   This used to be an accepted part of dc motor maintenance, and was routinely done, but with  the modern "replace not repair" seems to have been neglected.
   However, after doing that once, and it happening again, some 5 yrs later, I took the windlass off and stripped it completely, replacing all the bearings and seals, and getting the motor serviced , cleaned, revarnished, balanced and then replaced.

So far so good.

Mike
SN027
Phuket. Thailand


________________________________
From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 11:06 PM
Subject: [Amel] Lofrans Tigres 1200w Windlass


 
Call me crazy, but it seems like the Lofrans Tigres 1200w Windlass is losing power.

I replaced the house and starter batteries less than a year ago, and when the old batteries were weak, I did not notice a lack of power.

Has anyone experienced this and do you have clues or advice?

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethyie, Turkey






Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

karkauai
 

Hi Danny,
Is the LED that you bought at automotive store 24v?  Everything I'm finding online is 12v.
kent

From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


 
Hi Kent, I have replaced the down light with led. What I used was a motor vehicle flood light available at auto electrical shops. It is a round unit but had a protruberance to attach to a bracket. I cut that off with a hacksaw and then the unit fitted neatly into the housing on the mast. I secured it in there by passing a heavy cable tie through a hole on either side of the housing and across the face of the light. Neat and simple and secure and they work well. I did the same for the mizzen down light. When fitting led lights remember that they are polarity sensitive, that is you need to run the electrical current through the correct way or they don't work. Does no harm to them, if it doesn't go just swap the wires.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand 

From: Kent <karkauai@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 1:30 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

 
Hi everyone,
I've searched the site and can't find any definitive answer to this old ? from Eric. On KRISTY, SM243, the steaming light is AquaSignal, but the burned-out bulb doesn't have any markings indicating wattage. I'd like to replace the bulb with led. Does anyone know the wattage? Has anyone replaced this (and the bow nav lites) with led's?

Just below the steaming light is mounted a separate fixture for the deck flood. The bulb is the oft-cited 24V 50A Par36 bulb. Does anyone know who makes this flood fixture? Has anyone replaced this bulb with an led?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite






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Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

karkauai
 

Thanks, Danny and Alex.
I'll see if I can find the LED you're talking about.  I found that AquaSignal is a subsidiary of Glamox and have asked them to help me find the off-white Kiel deck light fixture that I hope to replace.  I'll let you all know what I learn.
Kent

From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


 
Hi Kent, I have replaced the down light with led. What I used was a motor vehicle flood light available at auto electrical shops. It is a round unit but had a protruberance to attach to a bracket. I cut that off with a hacksaw and then the unit fitted neatly into the housing on the mast. I secured it in there by passing a heavy cable tie through a hole on either side of the housing and across the face of the light. Neat and simple and secure and they work well. I did the same for the mizzen down light. When fitting led lights remember that they are polarity sensitive, that is you need to run the electrical current through the correct way or they don't work. Does no harm to them, if it doesn't go just swap the wires.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand 

From: Kent <karkauai@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 6 June 2012 1:30 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light

 
Hi everyone,
I've searched the site and can't find any definitive answer to this old ? from Eric. On KRISTY, SM243, the steaming light is AquaSignal, but the burned-out bulb doesn't have any markings indicating wattage. I'd like to replace the bulb with led. Does anyone know the wattage? Has anyone replaced this (and the bow nav lites) with led's?

Just below the steaming light is mounted a separate fixture for the deck flood. The bulb is the oft-cited 24V 50A Par36 bulb. Does anyone know who makes this flood fixture? Has anyone replaced this bulb with an led?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light

Christophe Lascombes <c.lascombes@...>
 

Hello Kent,

try this.

aqua signal GmbH
Von-Thünen-Str. 12
28307 Bremen, Deutschland
Postfach 45 01 61
28295 Bremen, Deutschland

Telefon: +49 421 4893-0
Fax: +49 421 4893-210
http://www.glamox.com/gmo
info@...


I mean, they speak english too and i'm sure, they would be able to help you.



Christophe
(ex-Kirk owner and still dremaning of a "morning dove" Maramu ! I just miss a little bit "coins" to buy this dreamboat)

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----- Original Message -----
From: Kent Robertson
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2012 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light



Hi again, Amel family,
I looked for the Plastimo fixture after being pointed in that direction by Joel. Couldn't find the fixture that I have on KRISTY, but bumped into this Kiel Deck Light by Aqua Signal while I was surfing. http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/caravan/water/product_38063/Aqua_Signal_Kiel_Deck_Light.aspx
It looks like the ones on both main and mizzen masts but in black instead of off white. I tried to find Aqua Signal on line see if they make a white one, but every page I try to access says "Web page cannot be found". Does anyone know if they are out of business or have a web address that works?
Thanks,
Cousin Kent
1999 SM 243
Kristy
Currently Brunswick, GA

From: Alex <alex.paquin@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 6:48 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


In the 1981 Maramu we replaced the floodlight fixture with a Malibu brand plastic 12 v halogen garden lamp purchased at Home Depot in the US. Simple and inexpensive. Perfect fit. The steaming light bulb in our case is a festoon type bulb now also available in LED.
Alex

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Kent" <karkauai@...> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
> I've searched the site and can't find any definitive answer to this old ? from Eric. On KRISTY, SM243, the steaming light is AquaSignal, but the burned-out bulb doesn't have any markings indicating wattage. I'd like to replace the bulb with led. Does anyone know the wattage? Has anyone replaced this (and the bow nav lites) with led's?
>
> Just below the steaming light is mounted a separate fixture for the deck flood. The bulb is the oft-cited 24V 50A Par36 bulb. Does anyone know who makes this flood fixture? Has anyone replaced this bulb with an led?
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Kent
> SM243
> KRISTY
> Currently Brunswick GA
>
> --- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@> wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
> > the steaming light?
> >
> > Fair Winds
> >
> > Eric
> >
> > Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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Re: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light

karkauai
 

Hi again, Amel family,
I looked for the Plastimo fixture after being pointed in that direction by Joel.  Couldn't find the fixture that I have on KRISTY, but bumped into this Kiel Deck Light by Aqua Signal while I was surfing. http://www.leisureshopdirect.com/caravan/water/product_38063/Aqua_Signal_Kiel_Deck_Light.aspx
It looks like the ones on both main and mizzen masts but in black instead of off white.  I tried to find Aqua Signal on line see if they make a white one, but every page I try to access says "Web page cannot be found".  Does anyone know if they are out of business or have a web address that works?
Thanks,
Cousin Kent
1999 SM 243
Kristy
Currently Brunswick, GA

From: Alex <alex.paquin@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 6:48 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Foredeck Light/Steaming Light


 
In the 1981 Maramu we replaced the floodlight fixture with a Malibu brand plastic 12 v halogen garden lamp purchased at Home Depot in the US. Simple and inexpensive. Perfect fit. The steaming light bulb in our case is a festoon type bulb now also available in LED.
Alex

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Kent" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi everyone,
I've searched the site and can't find any definitive answer to this old ? from Eric. On KRISTY, SM243, the steaming light is AquaSignal, but the burned-out bulb doesn't have any markings indicating wattage. I'd like to replace the bulb with led. Does anyone know the wattage? Has anyone replaced this (and the bow nav lites) with led's?

Just below the steaming light is mounted a separate fixture for the deck flood. The bulb is the oft-cited 24V 50A Par36 bulb. Does anyone know who makes this flood fixture? Has anyone replaced this bulb with an led?

Thanks in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@> wrote:

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: perkins m60 replacement

jjjk12s <jjjk12s@...>
 

Ross,

Re-check the instalation manual about the hose size. The outlet from the engine is 3" but you may also go larger. I have a 75 HP Yanmar recently fitted in a non Amel boat by the local Yanmar agent. He insisted on stepping up to 4" from the water trap outlet, although I thought 3.5" would have been fine. We used 3" hose for the very short distance between the engine and the watertrap. He used a Vetus MG type (the bin shaped vertical rotatable one). The engines are apparently sensitive to back pressure and the hose diameter required depends upon the length of the exhaust and how many bends it has.

John

Maramu #91 Popeye

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "rossny@..." <rossny@...> wrote:




Dave and Eric, Thanks for all the info, I now have a new 75hp bolted in my Maramu and was wondering which muffler you used. Was it a Vetus? Which model? Yanmar specs 3" hose and muffler so needs replacement.
Also...what prop changes were done to take advantage of the extra HP? Eric did you get a chance to check the prop size?
Any other tips will be appreciated.
ThaNK YOU ALL,
Ross
Maramu #261 1989

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@> wrote:

Dave I will have to check my records next time I am at the boat and let you
know. I think it is a 19" diameter by 17" pitch, but I requested a prop with the
greatest blade area I could get. I found that when I was pushing into the
weather with the original Amel supplied prop, that my speed was going down, but
my RPM was staying the same, so it was not a power issue, but the prop slipping.
I should be by the boat this week. Eric 


________________________________
From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Mon, April 23, 2012 5:42:19 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: perkins m60 replacement

 
Eric,

Which prop are you running?

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@> wrote:

Maramus require 28 hp to cruise at 6.5 knots calm seas and 59 hp to hit max
speed. The engines are the same except for the turbo basically. My yanmar dealer
who is a nationally recognized repower whiz recomended the 75 hp not just for
the extra power, but he said the turbo version would provide increased economy
and no extra maintenance if you just follow yanmars guidelines. I did all the
work myself and can give you some tips if you do the same. Using the old trans
makes the job pretty simple, almost like reinstalling the old motor. It is
pretty straightforward.

I like the extra power going against weather. I also run the most powerful
fixed prop, as it does no good to have extra power if you can't apply it.
Performance is much better all around in all areas. You will be very happy.

Eric Maramu 105

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