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Re: [Amel] Amel history lesson

Jean Boucharlat
 

Hello Dave,



Just for the pleasure of going way back in time, I can confirm that early
Maramus were fitted with hanked-on genoas as well as standard reefing mains.
I bought my first Amel in 1981, a Maramu delivered in Ocober 1981, hull
number forgotten, and, here comes the bragging part, happen to be the first
owner who specified a furling genoa (not electric at the time).I had to
source it myself in the US from the now defunct Hood Systems and Amel fitted
it, reluctantly as they were not familiar with such systems. As always they
did an excellentjob of it.

To brag a litte more, I was also the first owner to require that they fit
handles to the sides of the cockpit shelter. After that everybody wanted
them and they soon made it a standard item.



All the best,



Jean Boucharlat



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave_Benjamin
Sent: lundi 24 septembre 2012 02:04
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Amel history lesson





I had a pleasant surprise recently when I ran across an old Maramu brochure
in German. Our Maramu, hull #29, is featured in the brochure. This was
Henri's personal boat for 6 years and was named Maramu 3. In the picture on
page 7, we see the name on the stern.

Several years ago, someone in La Rochelle told me the boat originally came
with a hank on genoa. I thought perhaps he was mistaken, but the brochure
clearly shows the boat without a furler. When the second owner purchased the
boat in 1985, the yard fitted an electric Nirvana furler, which is still on
the boat.

If you wish to see the brochure, a copy is on my website -
http://islandplanetsails.com/amel/brochure.pdf

In the event someone has a copy of this brochure, I would love to acquire
one.


Amel history lesson

Dave_Benjamin
 

I had a pleasant surprise recently when I ran across an old Maramu brochure in German. Our Maramu, hull #29, is featured in the brochure. This was Henri's personal boat for 6 years and was named Maramu 3. In the picture on page 7, we see the name on the stern.

Several years ago, someone in La Rochelle told me the boat originally came with a hank on genoa. I thought perhaps he was mistaken, but the brochure clearly shows the boat without a furler. When the second owner purchased the boat in 1985, the yard fitted an electric Nirvana furler, which is still on the boat.

If you wish to see the brochure, a copy is on my website - http://islandplanetsails.com/amel/brochure.pdf

In the event someone has a copy of this brochure, I would love to acquire one.


[Amel] Re: Sharki modifications and additions

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

OK photos now in the Photos section under Sharki Additions here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1236366580/pic/list

If anyone would like more information just ask.

Regards
Graham

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Graham Johnston <grahamjohnston42@...> wrote:

Hi Jose Luis,
I will put some photos and information together over the next week.
 
Regards
Graham


________________________________
From: Jose_Luis <lji0041@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, 21 September 2012, 17:33
Subject: [Amel] Re: Sharki modifications and additions


 
Hi,

I am interested in 2 and 3. As I am planning some brico for my Amel 41.
Is there any place where we can look at it?

Thanks
JL
XALOL

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "GrahamJohnston42" <grahamjohnston42@> wrote:

Good day to all Sharki owners,

I have made the following additions to Zephyr that may be of interest to some of you. As all three projects took some thinking and design time I will be pleased to share what information I have.

1) Fit additional autopilot drive. Raymarine Type 2 short linear drive fitted to rudder with changeover switch.

2) Fit 2 x 80w solar panels on swivelling/sliding clamps to rails aft.

3) Fit cockpit enclosure with folding stainless steel framework.

Regards
Graham
Sharki 181 Zephyr



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Re: Lewmar replacement winch switches

Louise and Bengt MÃ¥rtensson <tintoamel@...>
 

It is very easy to cut the base with a saw and drill a new hole in the side for the cables.
Best regards bengt

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Lior <lior246@...> wrote:

hi

amel modified the switch for the starboard again because
they saw that it is still too long.
if someone have got a switch that is still too long, you can ask
amel to send you again the new modified switch for the starboard.

regards
lior
gnom 7, amel 54 #18



×`-20 ×`×�ו×' 2012, ×`שע×" 17:14, "bozo_cinq" <bozocinq@...> כת×`/×":

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




Re: [Amel] Amel 54 accumulator

Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...>
 

Sorry everybody - e-mail connection problems ! I have fixed the problem, thanks - I found the air leak and the valve. Thanks to everybody for you helpful comments.

Tony Robinson - Catriona R (Amel 54 #102)



________________________________
From: ESTELLER <jose.esteller@free.fr>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Amel 54 accumulator


 

Hi Tony

In my first SM year 1991 it was a red accumulator, with a very little capacity, perhaps 3 liters, and it had a valve
In my second SM 2000 RED LINE year 2004, I had the same accumulator than this of the 54.I change it because I had to pump very often, the pressure falling quickly, but this was not the reason, in fact it was a default in a pipe.

I conserve the original accumulator of the SM 2000, and I can send you a stamp of it in which you can see the valve

Can you send me your mail address? (in place of @ put xx, if not i believe it is not possible).

Regards

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:

Thanks Jose.

I didn't know there were two systems ! I only bought my boat a month ago and I am still on a steep learning curve. I do indeed have a plug in the cockpit to wash the deck with fresh water so I assume that I have the high capacity system. But I am still "stumped" as to where the valve is......it is not as per the photos posted by Caudacious on this website.  I will try to take some pictures asap.

Tony Robinson - Catriona R Amel 54 #102



________________________________
From: estellerjose <jose.esteller@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Amel 54 accumulator


 
Hi Tony

My 54 is the number 108 and the accumulator has a valve, and a bicycle pump was supplied!

Is your system a big one? There are two kinds of systems, one with small capacity, and one with big capacity, this second having a plug in the cockpit to wash the deck with fresh water.

I have to put pressure in the accumulator from time to time, if not the pump stars too often.

Can you send a photo? I will say you if the system is the same.

Best regards

José AMEL 54 ORION

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

Hi why not install Shorflow pressure pumps that work on demand rather then dealing with the pressure tank? We've used them on our Amels' for years w/o issue.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 12, 2012, at 5:01, "tonywrobinson51" <tonywrobinson51@> wrote:

The air pressure within my accumulator in the fresh water system has dropped and I'd like to re-pressurize it. I understood that there is a valve under a cover at the back of the accumulator to which I can attach a pump. However - there's no top up valve on the accumulator on my Amel 54 n. 102 (aug. 2008). The water pump on top is a Reya Type AF881/8 no. 1232, and the only ID I can find on the actual accumulator is:

VU/9 2002 2008 PELL ERIV

does anyone have any suggestions ?

Thanks in advance, Tony Robinson (Catriona R)






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Re: [Amel] Amel 54 accumulator

Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...>
 

________________________________
From: ESTELLER <jose.esteller@free.fr>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Amel 54 accumulator


 

Hi Tony

In my first SM year 1991 it was a red accumulator, with a very little capacity, perhaps 3 liters, and it had a valve
In my second SM 2000 RED LINE year 2004, I had the same accumulator than this of the 54.I change it because I had to pump very often, the pressure falling quickly, but this was not the reason, in fact it was a default in a pipe.

I conserve the original accumulator of the SM 2000, and I can send you a stamp of it in which you can see the valve

Can you send me your mail address? (in place of @ put xx, if not i believe it is not possible).

Regards

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:

Thanks Jose.

I didn't know there were two systems ! I only bought my boat a month ago and I am still on a steep learning curve. I do indeed have a plug in the cockpit to wash the deck with fresh water so I assume that I have the high capacity system. But I am still "stumped" as to where the valve is......it is not as per the photos posted by Caudacious on this website.  I will try to take some pictures asap.

Tony Robinson - Catriona R Amel 54 #102



________________________________
From: estellerjose <jose.esteller@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 4:21 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Amel 54 accumulator


 
Hi Tony

My 54 is the number 108 and the accumulator has a valve, and a bicycle pump was supplied!

Is your system a big one? There are two kinds of systems, one with small capacity, and one with big capacity, this second having a plug in the cockpit to wash the deck with fresh water.

I have to put pressure in the accumulator from time to time, if not the pump stars too often.

Can you send a photo? I will say you if the system is the same.

Best regards

José AMEL 54 ORION

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

Hi why not install Shorflow pressure pumps that work on demand rather then dealing with the pressure tank? We've used them on our Amels' for years w/o issue.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Sep 12, 2012, at 5:01, "tonywrobinson51" <tonywrobinson51@> wrote:

The air pressure within my accumulator in the fresh water system has dropped and I'd like to re-pressurize it. I understood that there is a valve under a cover at the back of the accumulator to which I can attach a pump. However - there's no top up valve on the accumulator on my Amel 54 n. 102 (aug. 2008). The water pump on top is a Reya Type AF881/8 no. 1232, and the only ID I can find on the actual accumulator is:

VU/9 2002 2008 PELL ERIV

does anyone have any suggestions ?

Thanks in advance, Tony Robinson (Catriona R)






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[Amel] Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000

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

Eric,

There is none. They have a Yahoo Group Forum for Yahoo Groups which is a group/self-help thing. I tried it once and gave up.

And obviously, it is something on your end because it only is happening to you.

Bill

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

Thanks Bill,

I do not know who to contact to find out why this is happening. Does anyone
in the group have a direct tech support email or phone number for yahoo?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 2:45 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000





Eric,

Your postings are showing up again as:
(no subject)
(no author)
(no email address)

Glad that I could help.

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@>
wrote:

Wow-thanks Bill

That is exactly what I needed.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill
aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 2:25 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000





Eric,

I measured 31.5mm.

To see where I measured it, see photo at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/805005311/pic/174
1343457/view?picmode=original
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/805005311/pic/17
41343457/view?picmode=original&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Med coast of Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@>
wrote:

Hi,
I have been having some problems with the hydraulic shaft brake on
Kimberlite.

Would someone that has this on their boat please send me the length of
the
rounded shaft that sticks out of the hydraulic cylinder of the brake
assembly, when the motor is off.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: [Amel] Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000

Eric Freedman
 

Thanks Bill,

I do not know who to contact to find out why this is happening. Does anyone
in the group have a direct tech support email or phone number for yahoo?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 2:45 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000





Eric,

Your postings are showing up again as:
(no subject)
(no author)
(no email address)

Glad that I could help.

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

Wow-thanks Bill

That is exactly what I needed.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill
aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 2:25 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000





Eric,

I measured 31.5mm.

To see where I measured it, see photo at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/805005311/pic/174
1343457/view?picmode=original
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/805005311/pic/17
41343457/view?picmode=original&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Med coast of Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@>
wrote:

Hi,
I have been having some problems with the hydraulic shaft brake on
Kimberlite.

Would someone that has this on their boat please send me the length of
the
rounded shaft that sticks out of the hydraulic cylinder of the brake
assembly, when the motor is off.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite












[Amel] Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000

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

Eric,

Your postings are showing up again as:
(no subject)
(no author)
(no email address)

Glad that I could help.

Bill

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

Wow-thanks Bill

That is exactly what I needed.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 2:25 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000





Eric,

I measured 31.5mm.

To see where I measured it, see photo at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/805005311/pic/174
1343457/view?picmode=original
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/805005311/pic/17
41343457/view?picmode=original&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Med coast of Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@>
wrote:

Hi,
I have been having some problems with the hydraulic shaft brake on
Kimberlite.

Would someone that has this on their boat please send me the length of the
rounded shaft that sticks out of the hydraulic cylinder of the brake
assembly, when the motor is off.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: [Amel] Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000

Eric Freedman
 

Wow-thanks Bill

That is exactly what I needed.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2012 2:25 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000





Eric,

I measured 31.5mm.

To see where I measured it, see photo at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/805005311/pic/174
1343457/view?picmode=original
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/805005311/pic/17
41343457/view?picmode=original&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Med coast of Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
wrote:


Hi,
I have been having some problems with the hydraulic shaft brake on
Kimberlite.

Would someone that has this on their boat please send me the length of the
rounded shaft that sticks out of the hydraulic cylinder of the brake
assembly, when the motor is off.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







Re: Shaft Brake on SM2000

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

Eric,

I measured 31.5mm.

To see where I measured it, see photo at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/805005311/pic/1741343457/view?picmode=original&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Med coast of Turkey

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

Hi,
I have been having some problems with the hydraulic shaft brake on
Kimberlite.

Would someone that has this on their boat please send me the length of the
rounded shaft that sticks out of the hydraulic cylinder of the brake
assembly, when the motor is off.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Shaft Brake on SM2000

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,
I have been having some problems with the hydraulic shaft brake on
Kimberlite.

Would someone that has this on their boat please send me the length of the
rounded shaft that sticks out of the hydraulic cylinder of the brake
assembly, when the motor is off.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: [Amel] Santorin 1993: What are these strange tools/spare parts for?

Eric Freedman
 

The one with the two blabk knobs, looks like the bar that can be placed
across the top of the clothes washer . It prevents the lid from opening at
extreme sailing angles.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of HrKaptajn
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 5:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Santorin 1993: What are these strange tools/spare parts for?





Have a look at this photo:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/874755781/pic/116
0342692/view?picmode=
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/874755781/pic/11
60342692/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc>
&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

which I have posted in the "Santorin" photo folder with the name "Santorin
1993 - What are these for"

It is a set of strange tools or maybe spare parts that I found in the back
of my Santorin (#79, 1993) in the rudder quadrant compartment in the aft
section.

Do you know what to use them for?


problem with shaft Brake

Eric Freedman
 

Kimberlite has a hydraulically operated shaft brake. There is a rounded post
that sticks out of the hydraulic cylinder.

If you have such a brake on your boat, would you please tell me how far it
sticks out of the cylinder in inches or millimeters.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: Bow Thruster Info from Amel

Barbara Nairne
 

Sorry it posted without my ID.

Barb
Sueno Azul
1991 Super Maramu No 39

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Barb" <surfskis2002@...> wrote:

Hi all,
We had a bow thruster problem and needed some new seals and Maud at Amel sent a pic plus a very helpful drawing. If anyone would like a copy of Maud's email attachments sent to them email me.
The set of seals for the bow thruster includes:

-3 foam seals (2 neoprene and 1 natural): 2.52 Euro x3

-1 lip seal for the lower unit 60x80x12: 31.00 Euro

-1 lip seal for the shaft 30x42x7: 9.18 Euro


Bow Thruster Info from Amel

Barbara Nairne
 

Hi all,
We had a bow thruster problem and needed some new seals and Maud at Amel sent a pic plus a very helpful drawing. If anyone would like a copy of Maud's email attachments sent to them email me.
The set of seals for the bow thruster includes:

-3 foam seals (2 neoprene and 1 natural): 2.52 Euro x3

-1 lip seal for the lower unit 60x80x12: 31.00 Euro

-1 lip seal for the shaft 30x42x7: 9.18 Euro


Re: [Amel] Re: Sharki modifications and additions

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Hi Jose Luis,
I will put some photos and information together over the next week.
 
Regards
Graham


________________________________
From: Jose_Luis <lji0041@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, 21 September 2012, 17:33
Subject: [Amel] Re: Sharki modifications and additions


 
Hi,

I am interested in 2 and 3. As I am planning some brico for my Amel 41.
Is there any place where we can look at it?

Thanks
JL
XALOL

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "GrahamJohnston42" <grahamjohnston42@...> wrote:

Good day to all Sharki owners,

I have made the following additions to Zephyr that may be of interest to some of you. As all three projects took some thinking and design time I will be pleased to share what information I have.

1) Fit additional autopilot drive. Raymarine Type 2 short linear drive fitted to rudder with changeover switch.

2) Fit 2 x 80w solar panels on swivelling/sliding clamps to rails aft.

3) Fit cockpit enclosure with folding stainless steel framework.

Regards
Graham
Sharki 181 Zephyr



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Re: Sharki modifications and additions

Jose_Luis Isasi
 

Hi,

I am interested in 2 and 3. As I am planning some brico for my Amel 41.
Is there any place where we can look at it?

Thanks
JL
XALOL

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "GrahamJohnston42" <grahamjohnston42@...> wrote:

Good day to all Sharki owners,

I have made the following additions to Zephyr that may be of interest to some of you. As all three projects took some thinking and design time I will be pleased to share what information I have.

1) Fit additional autopilot drive. Raymarine Type 2 short linear drive fitted to rudder with changeover switch.

2) Fit 2 x 80w solar panels on swivelling/sliding clamps to rails aft.

3) Fit cockpit enclosure with folding stainless steel framework.

Regards
Graham
Sharki 181 Zephyr


Re: [Amel] Re: Dessalator D60 amber light blinking

karkauai
 

Thanks for all the info, Gary.
I have the D60 which runs only on 24V DC, not the D60DUO that runs on 24VDC or 240VAC.  The control panel is not the one pictured in your file on the owner's site.  It has a switch that can be turned counter-clockwise to "Manual" or clockwise to "Auto".  I contacted Dessalator who said that the blinking yellow light meant that the pressure is too low and that I should just crank up the pressure and see if it goes off.  He said the relay/solenoid should not be clicking on and off with the blinking light because that would be shutting the motor on and off...but I had the unit turned on and while the light was blinking and the panel was clicking, the motor kept running steadily.
 
Sooo, it's going to take some more trouble shooting to figure out what's going on.  I'll try cranking up the pressure when I get back on the boat, and if that doesn't solve the problem, I'll start looking further.  I'll let you know what I find.
 
Kent
SM 243
KRISTY
Currently Brunswick GA

From: amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 1:59 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Dessalator D60 amber light blinking


 
Kent:
ADDENDUM: I just reviewed the manual that I wrote on this system, since Dessalator wasn't inclined to provide adequate documentation (see the Files section) and here are the details on the yellow LED:
"ii. Yellow LED (Labeled Bad Quality) Receives power from Logic Board Plug #3, Pin 4 and sinks to ground at the Logic Board Plug # 3, Pin 3. This LED illuminates when the ON/OFF Switch is ON, the low-pressure pump (elsewhere labeled as BP) is running and the Logic Board Timer (IC4) hasn't reached a pre-set time that is determined by the values of R1, R2, and C4 on the Logic Board. As configured on the Amel Super Maramu the illumination of the Yellow LED is in no way determined by salinity sensing and thus in no way reflects "Bad Quality"".

There is a pressure switch but it shuts down the system if too high of a pressure is sensed. There is not a pressure sensor for low pressure pump feed pressure.

Gary

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:

Hi Kent:

Do you have the original Dessalator control board or the new board? You can tell as follows; the original board doesn't work to measure salinity and doesn't have auto flush, whereas the new board has an auto flush feature and actually will shut the system down if there is high salinity in the product water. You need to verify which board you have (the one depicted in the photos section is the original. The new board has a different component layout. Additionally you need to verify if the brochure you downloaded was for the original or new control board as I assure you that there are no circuits on the original control board that sense pressure. As originally configured the only indication of pressure are the two gauges on the control panel, one measuring feed pump pressure and the other measuring membrane housing pressure. I don't know if the new control board incorporates a pressure sensor or not since I don't have that board. If you have the original
board, it sounds like it is time to upgrade to the new board (About $750 last time I checked). On the original control panel, the amber lamp is an LED and so doesn't make any sound when blinking. The clicking you are hearing is undoubtedly one of the relays on the control board (located behind the control panel and accessed via the cockpit port lazarette, see photos section) that is opening and closing from some faulty circuit. Try recycling the system a couple of times and if it doesn't correct itself I would spring for the new board. The blinking and clicking has nothing to do with salinity or pressure, it is a faulty circuit (in my opinion). There are three relays on the control board. One controls the low pressure pump by controlling a large control relay in the control box, one controls the high pressure pump by similarly controlling a large relay in the control box, and one controls the bypass solenoid that sits on the top of the plumbing next to
the fresh water flow tube (see pictures in the Photos Section under my file on the Dessalator Water Maker). If the pumps are operating normally then the most likely relay clicking is the relay that controls the bypass solenoid. Gently tapping on the bypass solenoid or the relay might be a trouble shooting possibility. CAUTION, there are both 24 VDC and 220 VAC electricity in the control box, don't kill yourself if you aren't comfortable and knowledgable working on these types of circuits.

By all accounts the new board actually works as it is supposed to, whereas the original control board was totally bogus and didn't do anything other than sequence by a timer the start up sequence of the various pumps.

Gary Silver
s/v Liahona Amel SM 200 Hull # 335
Farmington UT

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "Kent" <karkauai@> wrote:

Hi Amel family. KRISTY (1999 SM 243) has been idle in Brunswick, GA for the last 3 months. I've been flushing the watermaker membranes weekly as I have done in the past without problems. I finally got to take her out into some clean water this weekend, and when I turned on the watermaker the amber light on the control panel started blinking and clicking. All info I had at the time didn't tell me what the problem was, but since then I have downloaded the brochure from Dessalator's website. It says that a blinking yellow light means low pressure and that I should just crank up the pressure. I've always turned the unit on with the pressure reading zero and have never gotten this blinking light before. It's always run for two minutes with the solid yellow light, then switched to "good" with solid green light.

The brochure I downloaded just says to turn up the pressure, but since I wasn't doing anything different I was concerned that it might be something else. I checked the sensor on the fresh water side of the membranes and it seemed to be clean.

Any ideas?
Thanks,
Kent Robertson
S/V KRISTY 1999 Amel SM #243


Amel logo - high quality vector drawing?

Amel Salvagny
 

In order to have two new logo made for the sides of my Santorin I need a high quality Amel logo - preferably a vector drawing in the AI, EPS or PDF format.

Does anyone have such an Amel logo file?
Or may be a really high quality photo of the Amel logo?

I have tried looking in the files and photo section of this group but didn't find anything.

If we can obtain such a logo file I have access to a professional foil-cutter and will thus be able to produce weather and sun resistant logos if anyone may need this.

Best regards
Lars
Salvagny #79
Currently lying in Gilleleje, Denmark after our sail from Portugal this summer