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Windgenerator on mizzen

mikon18084 <mkbiz@...>
 

Hi !

I am new Maramu owner (#148) and I am still trying to figure out how everything works :)

I plan to install a windgenerator and from some posts here I figured that a windgenerator in front of the mizzen on a bracket would prevent the use of the mizzen stay sail. And on top of the mizzen it just looks too ugly.

So I wonder how often the mizzen stay sail gets really used in real world conditions and if I can afford to loose it.

Michael


Re: [Amel] Re: Lewmar replacement winch switches

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Gary in the SM boats there are panels that can easily be removed to allow access to the starboard side winch and its controls take a close look and see if perhaps you may have over looked the access panels.
Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 20, 2012, at 14:59, "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com> wrote:

Gary,

It's just a switch. Maybe another manufacturer offers a windlass switch that will better match the size of your opening. I wouldn't drill any holes just to make that switch fit. Have you checked the Lewmar catalog to see what other switches they may have?

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

I have received the replacement winch switches from AMEL for my 54. The switches are much larger than the original. Therefore, have run into a problem in replacing the starboard cockpit switch in that to install the new switch will mean that I will have to drill a hole through the ceiling in the walk way above the captains bed/battery compartment. What have other 54 owners done to solve this issue????

Gary Wollenberg, #44
S/V Bozo Cinq





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Re: Lewmar replacement winch switches

Dave_Benjamin
 

Gary,

It's just a switch. Maybe another manufacturer offers a windlass switch that will better match the size of your opening. I wouldn't drill any holes just to make that switch fit. Have you checked the Lewmar catalog to see what other switches they may have?

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

I have received the replacement winch switches from AMEL for my 54. The switches are much larger than the original. Therefore, have run into a problem in replacing the starboard cockpit switch in that to install the new switch will mean that I will have to drill a hole through the ceiling in the walk way above the captains bed/battery compartment. What have other 54 owners done to solve this issue????

Gary Wollenberg, #44
S/V Bozo Cinq


Lewmar replacement winch switches

bozo_cinq <bozocinq@...>
 

I have received the replacement winch switches from AMEL for my 54. The switches are much larger than the original. Therefore, have run into a problem in replacing the starboard cockpit switch in that to install the new switch will mean that I will have to drill a hole through the ceiling in the walk way above the captains bed/battery compartment. What have other 54 owners done to solve this issue????

Gary Wollenberg, #44
S/V Bozo Cinq


Mango water tank leak

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

Just something that older Amel owners might have to look out for, our Mango
developed some small leaks on the far port and starboard sides under the floor near the
nav station and under the galley cupboard next to the sink. I took me ages to locate the
origin of these leaks.
 
What I have found is that the end bulkhead of the water tank is plywood glassed over.
There is a small leak possibly where the drain pipe from the anchor locker, which runs through there
as well, which has gone into the ply and rotted it out. The water has followed the bulkhead until
it found exit point rotting it all the way. I can't believe that someone would be stupid enough to use plywood glassed over
to seal a fresh water tank.
 
So if anyone develops a strange leak away from the tank, suspect the water tank.
 
Conn Williamson
Mango #28


Re: [Amel] Water pump accumulator tank

Dave_Benjamin
 

We have a Jabsco Sensor Max 17 Model 31755-0000 pump that maintains a steady pressure without an accumulator tank. I think it works by varying the speed of the pump. In any case, it's worked flawlessly for years and there's no need for an accumulator. If I had a boat with a bad accumulator, I'd consider just swapping out the pump for one of these and not bother with the accumulator.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Richard,

I do not think that everyone agrees with on-demand being better, cheaper, etc.

Martin,

Possibly you have a "Torino" fresh water pump and accumulator tank as pictured here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/364756240/pic/1731969895/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

I would buy a new accumulator tank. I bought my new one from Amel when I was ordering other parts. I do not remember the cost, but I thought it was reasonable. The Torino pump is a very good pump and will last you 10 years and probably more. Ours is almost 10 years old and the only thing we have replaced is the key that secures the impeller. The bladder in the Torino accumulator tank is not serviceable, and I have not seen an accumulator tank that has a serviceable bladder, but I assume it is possible they exist.

If the 54 fresh water system is like the SM2k, you will have another accumulator tank near the hot water heater (ours is located behind it). Although this accumulator does help maintain water pressure, its primary function is to accommodate the expansion of water when it is heated. I believe most people would discourage the removal of this one. Ours developed a pin-hole and I replaced it with one about twice the capacity. This will be easy to find in any shop that sells home/farm water pumps and supplies.

I hope this helps you.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Marmaris, Turkey


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard03801 <richard03801@> wrote:

Best is to replace that system with an on demand pressure pump that way you eliminate the tank and save lots of space while using less energy. Good luck.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 17, 2012, at 14:54, "Martin" <yachtcaduceus@> wrote:

Does anyone have experience of replacing, or repairing the bladder inside the fresh water pump accumulator as fitted to the Amel 54. We are losing presuure and have to reinflate it to 1.5 bar once a week There is a photograph of the accumulator in the photo library.

Regards,
Martin Bevan
Caduceus
Amel 54 #56






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Re: Water pump accumulator

drew_gaffney <drew.gaffney@...>
 

Our original pump/accumulator system failed at the end of the last season, so on return to Pangkor last month, I replaced it will a Johnson demand pump, 5.2gpm system. I left the small Johnson accumulator near the water heater in place, but did not reconnect the larger Tocino, sliver accumulator tank that Amel initially placed in the boat.
Within 10 days, the pressure switch on the new demand pump failed due to water ingress. The system had worked but there was a very noticable rise and fall in flow as the pump cycled on and off between 21 and 42PSI.
When the demand pump sensor failed, I installed an external pressure regulator until I could repair the original pump (new brushes).
With the old pump reinstalled, the accumulator pressurized to 1.5 Bar (approx 22PSI), there was a singnificant improvement in flow and decrease in cycling of the pump.
I will keep the demand pump as a spare, as it's easily installed, but find the old system with the large accumulator, a simple Home-Depot pressure solenoid, and the original AMFA pump to be a superior system.
Some Amels have had plumbing leaks with the higher pressure of the damand system. We did not, but it's another consideration.
Drew Gaffney
SV Revelation SM390
Lying Pangkor, Malaysia

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

Does anyone have experience of replacing, or repairing the bladder inside the fresh water pump accumulator as fitted to the Amel 54. We are losing presuure and have to reinflate it to 1.5 bar once a week There is a photograph of the accumulator in the photo library.

Regards,
Martin Bevan
Caduceus
Amel 54 #56


Re: [Amel] Water pump accumulator tank

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

Richard,

I do not think that everyone agrees with on-demand being better, cheaper, etc.

Martin,

Possibly you have a "Torino" fresh water pump and accumulator tank as pictured here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/364756240/pic/1731969895/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

I would buy a new accumulator tank. I bought my new one from Amel when I was ordering other parts. I do not remember the cost, but I thought it was reasonable. The Torino pump is a very good pump and will last you 10 years and probably more. Ours is almost 10 years old and the only thing we have replaced is the key that secures the impeller. The bladder in the Torino accumulator tank is not serviceable, and I have not seen an accumulator tank that has a serviceable bladder, but I assume it is possible they exist.

If the 54 fresh water system is like the SM2k, you will have another accumulator tank near the hot water heater (ours is located behind it). Although this accumulator does help maintain water pressure, its primary function is to accommodate the expansion of water when it is heated. I believe most people would discourage the removal of this one. Ours developed a pin-hole and I replaced it with one about twice the capacity. This will be easy to find in any shop that sells home/farm water pumps and supplies.

I hope this helps you.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Marmaris, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard03801 <richard03801@...> wrote:

Best is to replace that system with an on demand pressure pump that way you eliminate the tank and save lots of space while using less energy. Good luck.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 17, 2012, at 14:54, "Martin" <yachtcaduceus@...> wrote:

Does anyone have experience of replacing, or repairing the bladder inside the fresh water pump accumulator as fitted to the Amel 54. We are losing presuure and have to reinflate it to 1.5 bar once a week There is a photograph of the accumulator in the photo library.

Regards,
Martin Bevan
Caduceus
Amel 54 #56






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Re: Water pump accumulator tank

seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@...>
 

Hi Martin,
the flat mounting brackets which are welded onto the accumulator tank sometimes create pinholes which allow air to leak. The bladder contains the initial smooth flow of water that is released when you open the taps , then the pump kicks in via the pressure switch on the side of the tank. No air pressure inside the tank then no smooth flow of water.
It is possible to purchase a new tank, I was never able to successfully seal the pin holes on my original tank.
Reya the pump manufacturers, are worse than useless in terms of support or technical help, I agree with Richard, much easier to remove the original and replace it. You will be surprised just how much extra space it will give you in the engine room. You need to choose a pump man enough to withstand the back pressure once you have the system full of water and working.
All the well known manufacturers have something suitable in their range at a fraction of the cost of your current pump. From experience it pays to buy two of them!
Fair winds,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu 425
Costa Rica

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard03801 <richard03801@...> wrote:

Best is to replace that system with an on demand pressure pump that way you eliminate the tank and save lots of space while using less energy. Good luck.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 17, 2012, at 14:54, "Martin" <yachtcaduceus@...> wrote:

Does anyone have experience of replacing, or repairing the bladder inside the fresh water pump accumulator as fitted to the Amel 54. We are losing presuure and have to reinflate it to 1.5 bar once a week There is a photograph of the accumulator in the photo library.

Regards,
Martin Bevan
Caduceus
Amel 54 #56






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Re: [Amel] Open the black caps - holding tanks

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Can you please send a photo of the "'bLack" caps. If you are speaking of the black water caps spray the with a penetrating oil and let them sit for a day or two. You will not break them if they are the typical stainless steel vented caps.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 16, 2012, at 19:09, "ferruccilorenzo" <ferruccilorenzo@yahoo.it> wrote:

Hi everybody.

I've just past more than one our reading yours awesome messages but I can't find the answer for my question. How the black caps on the deck comes out? (to aspirate the contents of the holding tanks or fill them with bleach) I have to unscrew them? I've tried with the stem of an Allen wrench but I'm scared to be too hard and break something...

Thanks a lot.

Lorenzo SM 2000 #420 "Red Passion" currently in Elba Island, Italy.







Re: [Amel] Water pump accumulator tank

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Best is to replace that system with an on demand pressure pump that way you eliminate the tank and save lots of space while using less energy. Good luck.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 17, 2012, at 14:54, "Martin" <yachtcaduceus@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

Does anyone have experience of replacing, or repairing the bladder inside the fresh water pump accumulator as fitted to the Amel 54. We are losing presuure and have to reinflate it to 1.5 bar once a week There is a photograph of the accumulator in the photo library.

Regards,
Martin Bevan
Caduceus
Amel 54 #56







Water pump accumulator tank

Martin <yachtcaduceus@...>
 

Does anyone have experience of replacing, or repairing the bladder inside the fresh water pump accumulator as fitted to the Amel 54. We are losing presuure and have to reinflate it to 1.5 bar once a week There is a photograph of the accumulator in the photo library.

Regards,
Martin Bevan
Caduceus
Amel 54 #56


Dessalator Duo 100 magnetic clutch replacement

Martin <yachtcaduceus@...>
 

We have a Dessaltor Duo D100BY, the 24volt/220volt model from 2007. I was warned last year that there was a design/manufacturing fault with the flywheels on the pump and that they had been modified.

The 24 volt drive has not worked for some time and eventually with help from Great Water in Portland Maine this was diagnosed as a failure of the magnetic clutch flywheels on the high pressure pump. I took the precaution of ordering two replacements, one for the 24 volt and one for the 220 volt which is just as well as the second one has now failed. I should pick up the parts in the next few days.

Can any one give me advice on how to remove the clutches and what equipment I will require.

The symptoms incidentally are either a failure to get any pressure or losing pressure completely after a short period of time. If you get into the engine room whilst doing this you can hear graunching noises from the high pressure end of the belt drives.

Regards,
Martin Bevan
Caduceus
Amel 54 #56
Camden, Maine


Re: [Amel] Safe on Amel 54

Lior <lior246@...>
 

thanks richard.
there is no posibility to ask the original owner.
i will make pictures.
maybe other amel 54 owner with nr. near 18 could write me what safe and model is installed.

thanks
lior




ב-17 באוג 2012, בשעה 03:14, Richard03801 <richard03801@yahoo.com> כתב/ה:

Hi it would be best to send photos. Ask Amel to contact the original owners for the trick to open it.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 16, 2012, at 9:52, lior 555 <lior246@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi

Maybe someone can help me?
On my Amel 54 (Nr. 18) there is a safe installed under the bed.
I have no key for it and no documentation. Also AMEL can not tell me what
safe is installed on my yacht because they used a few types and they have
no records. The safe has only a possibility to open with a key.
Does anyone can give give me any advice?

Thanks and regards
Lior








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Re: [Amel] Open the black caps - holding tanks

Kimberly Cerillo <kcvabeach@...>
 

Hello,



A friend of ours had a 2003 Amel Super Maramu Millennium, they had similar
'black caps' they found that there was not any connecting tubing from the
holding tanks to topside pumpout and were advised that this was typical.
They had additional hosing installed to facilitate pumpout standards for the
US.



Fair winds,



Kim and George Cerillo

SM2K #353 Indecent



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of ferruccilorenzo
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Open the black caps - holding tanks





Hi everybody.

I've just past more than one our reading yours awesome messages but I can't
find the answer for my question. How the black caps on the deck comes out?
(to aspirate the contents of the holding tanks or fill them with bleach) I
have to unscrew them? I've tried with the stem of an Allen wrench but I'm
scared to be too hard and break something...

Thanks a lot.

Lorenzo SM 2000 #420 "Red Passion" currently in Elba Island, Italy.


Re: [Amel] Safe on Amel 54

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi it would be best to send photos. Ask Amel to contact the original owners for the trick to open it.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 16, 2012, at 9:52, lior 555 <lior246@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi

Maybe someone can help me?
On my Amel 54 (Nr. 18) there is a safe installed under the bed.
I have no key for it and no documentation. Also AMEL can not tell me what
safe is installed on my yacht because they used a few types and they have
no records. The safe has only a possibility to open with a key.
Does anyone can give give me any advice?

Thanks and regards
Lior









Re: [Amel] Open the black caps - holding tanks

karkauai
 

I've got an SM2K and the deck ports have screwin caps. Not sure what you have.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Sent from my BlackBerry smartphone powered by Alltel

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From: "ferruccilorenzo" <ferruccilorenzo@yahoo.it>
Sender: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 23:09:44
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Open the black caps - holding tanks

Hi everybody.

I've just past more than one our reading yours awesome messages but I can't find the answer for my question. How the black caps on the deck comes out? (to aspirate the contents of the holding tanks or fill them with bleach) I have to unscrew them? I've tried with the stem of an Allen wrench but I'm scared to be too hard and break something...


Thanks a lot.

Lorenzo SM 2000 #420 "Red Passion" currently in Elba Island, Italy.


Open the black caps - holding tanks

ferruccilorenzo <ferruccilorenzo@...>
 

Hi everybody.

I've just past more than one our reading yours awesome messages but I can't find the answer for my question. How the black caps on the deck comes out? (to aspirate the contents of the holding tanks or fill them with bleach) I have to unscrew them? I've tried with the stem of an Allen wrench but I'm scared to be too hard and break something...


Thanks a lot.

Lorenzo SM 2000 #420 "Red Passion" currently in Elba Island, Italy.


Re: [Amel] SSB antenna re-install

Gene
 

Used with great success.


 http://www.kiss-ssb.com/
 
 
Go Sailing

Gene C Carter
PO Box 895
Blaine WA 98231
Cell (360) 815-5388


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From: eric meury <ericmeury@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] SSB antenna re-install


 
take a look at this article.

http://www.crew4sail.com/articles/SSB_earthing/SSB_grounding.htm

--- On Thu, 8/16/12, grenville19 <fishert@kgh.kari.net> wrote:

From: grenville19 <fishert@kgh.kari.net>
Subject: [Amel] SSB antenna re-install
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 6:13 AM

 

Hello everyone,

I am in the process of revamping our SSB instalation. My current project is determining Antenna placement.

When we bought our Sharki the original insulated main back stay had just been replaced with an uninsulated stay. It is now only 5 freshwater years old. I don't realy want to replace it. The Triadic is still available. I've read a variety of bits and pieces of info regarding the use of the triadic( the length the high voltage cable seems to mainly be the issue)

There seems to be a great variety of options available and I was hoping some of you might comment on your Antenna arrangement and experience.

Thanks!!

Tom Fisher

"SHEILA" Sharki #142






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Re: [Amel] SSB antenna re-install

eric meury <ericmeury@...>
 

--- On Thu, 8/16/12, grenville19 <fishert@kgh.kari.net> wrote:

From: grenville19 <fishert@kgh.kari.net>
Subject: [Amel] SSB antenna re-install
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 6:13 AM
















 









Hello everyone,



I am in the process of revamping our SSB instalation. My current project is determining Antenna placement.

When we bought our Sharki the original insulated main back stay had just been replaced with an uninsulated stay. It is now only 5 freshwater years old. I don't realy want to replace it. The Triadic is still available. I've read a variety of bits and pieces of info regarding the use of the triadic( the length the high voltage cable seems to mainly be the issue)

There seems to be a great variety of options available and I was hoping some of you might comment on your Antenna arrangement and experience.



Thanks!!

Tom Fisher

"SHEILA" Sharki #142





























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