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PAM bilge pump

davidlambertsen...
 

Can anyone tell me how to contact the manufacturer of my PAM Marina electric bilge pump? I need to order some parts. Thanks.<br><br>David Lambertsen<br>s/v Have Fun!<br>Amel Maramu 258

Re: Wind generator on mizzen masthead

closereach...
 

Tom,<br>Thanks for your input. I see that their
3rd generation wind generator, the Air X, is being
marketed as more powerful (500 watts max) and quieter.
I'll have to get that confirmed before I would mount
it. Rich

Re: Wind generator on mizzen masthead

tmcguffy...
 

Rich, I installed an air marine on my mango mizzen top last spring and it works fine but is noisy especially in the aft cabin. I would not use air marine again. Tom S/V Tempest

Monitor windvane - Sharki

closereach...
 

Photos uploaded of our Monitor windvane installation under "Sharki - Exterior".<br>Richard<br>S/V Xanareva

1993 AMEL Santorin For Sale

galacsea2000...
 

I have set up my own web site which provides more info and more pictures.<br><a href=http://users.starpower.net/jphjph/ target=new>http://users.starpower.net/jphjph/</a>

Re: 1993 Santorin

galacsea2000...
 

No, I have never been to Galveston. <br>JP

Wind generator on mizzen masthead

closereach...
 

I'm considering purchasing and installing the Air
Marine 403 wind generator at the mizzen masthead on our
Sharki. I'd have made up an aluminum plate welded with
the appropriate size tube to support the generator.
Also the plate would be bolted with rubber vibration
isolation 'washers' on the masthead. Has anyone done this?
Any caveats or suggestions?<br>Thanks<br>Rich<br>S/V
Xanareva

Re: 1993 Santorin

sv_alchemy...
 

Is this the same Hanalei that was in Galveston
Bay last year? I believe we briefly met you at
Seabrook shipyard. I think you were putting on new rub
rails. Did you order that from Amel Directly or did you
have another source?<br><br>Thanks,<br>Dahna

Re: We are looking to buy a Maramu

davidlambertsen...
 

Rob and Glen,<br><br>If you search Yachtworld.com
on the internet for Amel sailboats, you will find
several Maramus listed for sale now, as well as Super
Maramus, Mangos and a Sharki. I often check the
specifications of boats on this website to see how others have
improved them. If you contact the brokers with these
Amels, they will watch for other boats. It also helps
you to understand the current pricing.<br><br>If you
like the Maramu, I would look at the Mango, too. It
has the same full hard dodger as the Maramu, which I
like a lot.<br><br>Good Luck!<br>David
Lambertsen<br>s/v Have Fun!<br>Amel Maramu 48

Re: We are looking to buy a Maramu

davidlambertsen...
 

Rob and Glen,<br><br>If you search Yachtworld.com
on the internet for Amel sailboats, you will find
several Maramus listed for sail now, as well as Super
Maramus, Mangos and a Sharki. I often check the
specifications of boats on this website to see how others have
improved them. If you contact the brokers with these
Amels, they will watch for other boats. It also helps
you to understand the current pricing.<br><br>If you
like the Maramu, I would look at the Mango, too. It
has the same full hard dodger as the Maramu, which I
like a lot.<br><br>Good Luck!<br>David
Lambertsen<br>s/v Have Fun!<br>Amel Maramu 48

We are looking to buy a Maramu

robglenbrennan...
 

Greetings from Australia. We'd be delighted if we
could find a second hand Maramu, and would appreciate
our contact details being given to any prospective
'seller'. Our email address is
brennan@...<br><br>Rob and Glen Brennan

Re: s/v Have Fun! Maramu 258

davidlambertsen...
 

Arnold, Thanks. This is a good clue about your
Maramu. I will find my wiring diagram. It is very small
and difficult to read, but I'll study it and try to
put it in a format you can read.<br><br>No response
is necessary. David

Re: s/v Have Fun! Maramu 258

pagandaisy...
 

David, I'll get back to you after the first of the year. It is possible you were wired for both 120v & 240. I had a Maramu that was. If you have a diagram on board I'd be happy to review it. Arnold

Re: s/v Have Fun! Maramu 258

davidlambertsen...
 

Arnold,<br><br>This is excellent information and
advice. Thank you! I would appreciate very much a copy of
your wiring diagram. Since I am the third owner of
this vessel, I am discovering and slowly understanding
my electrical system.<br><br>I want to keep the 220
volt system for Europe and the Caribbean and add 120
volt for the United States. My electrical panel has 12
volt and 220 volt. <br><br>My shorepower plug on the
boat is 50 amp 125v/250v. My very large original
battery charger<br>says 120 - 240 volt. I do not have a
transformer, unless it is part of the battery charger.
<br><br>Is it possible that my boat was already wired for
120 and 240 by Amel? <br><br>Of course, I do not know
whether the 50amp 125/250v female plug on my boat was a
modification after the boat was built, or if so, whether it
was wired correctly.<br><br>Any other thoughts? RSVP
& Thanks.<br>David Lambertsen, s/v Have Fun!

Re: propellor shaft alternator

davidlambertsen...
 

Richard,<br><br>Yes, please find the model number
of your Motorola Marine alternator, if you can.
Prestolite bought Motorola Marine, but cannot match up my
Valeo part numbers.<br><br>I checked my notes from a
conversation with Valeo. The correct 25 amp alternator works
at 380 RPM, not 680. Most alternators will not
produce electricity with less than 1100 RPM, I
believe.<br><br>My problem is that Amel wants about $750 plus
shipping for this alternator!<br><br>I would appreciate
your help. Thanks, David<br><br>I would appreciate
your help. Thanks. David

Re: s/v Have Fun! Maramu 258

pagandaisy...
 

I had my SM wired for both at the factory. I
assume you will want to be able to connect to 120v shore
power. The simplest way is the way Amel did it. Get a
120 to 220 transformer. Run a new 120v cable for
shore connection. Connect the transformer's output to
your 220v system. If you intend to use the boat in the
Caribbean or Europe you will want to retain the 220v
system. I'm assuming your charger is also 220v input. You
should have a simple plug in arrangement to change when
you switch from one to the other. If you like, I'll
be aboard over the Xmas holiday and can get at my
records and send you a wiring diagram. Incidentally,
because you have a transformer you'll be protected from
shore current driven electrolisis. Arnold/Pagan

Re: propellor shaft alternator

closereach...
 

David,<br>It's also a Motorola Marine alternator,
made in France. I don't know if it's the original, but
it's been on the since we've owned it. I should have
asked when I had it rebuilt what the rpm req'ts were!
If you want, I can try to find the model # of the
unit, if that helps.<br>Richard

Inquiry of Electrical Conversion

stargazer41amel...
 

David,<br><br>Check out the Heart Inverter 2500.
I believe it handles both 110 volt and 220 volt. If
the boat was wired for only 220 volt, you will need
to run a separate wire for the 110. The 220 cannot
handle the 110 draw.<br><br>Gene Carter, s/v Stargazer
~~~_/)~~~

Re: propellor shaft alternator

davidlambertsen...
 

Richard,<br>You are lucky, because you seem to
have the right alternator! Was this alternator on your
boat when you bought it? Or, did you replace a Valeo
with a Motorola? Do you know the RPM minimum
requirements or any special features?<br><br> Alternators are
not rocket science, so I know they can be repaired.
My problem is that I have a replacement 75 amp
alternator which works I test it with the engine running,
but under sail, I do not get any output. I believe I
need a 25 amp alternator.<br><br>I have learned about
the need for output at low RPMs (about 680), which
makes sense. Now, I am trying to find a US source of an
alternator with the correct specifications.<br><br>Any other
thoughts would be appreciated.<br><br>Merci. David s/v
Have Fun!

Re: propellor shaft alternator

davidlambertsen...
 

Koen, <br><br>I actually have a Motorola Marine
alternator, but it does not work. It was a spare part on my
boat when I purchased it. This Motorola alternator may
be the wrong alternator. It needs 1200+ RPM to
generate electricity. The correct Valeo alternator works
at about 680 RPM.<br><br>I will contact Motorola to
determine whether I can get the correct alternator. Do you
have any other suggestions, please? <br><br>Thank you
for your help and ideas?<br><br>David