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Improved ventilation

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello everyone from the sunny, hot and beatifull Grenedines.

I would like to ask if anyone has found a way to improve ventilation
to the aft cabin. I am thinking of installing 2 hatches on the
overhead in the aft cabin. Has anyone done this? What are some of the
problems or issues that I may face.

Thank You

Vito Ciaravino
Wanderer
ASM# 283


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link 10

Erick MEJEAN <maramu@...>
 

Hi Philippe
Dont bother getting this instrument repared. Not worth the money; Get the Mastervolt Ampmeter instead which is what I did . Pas de comparaison....... It came actually first in a survey made by Voiles et Voiliers
Best Regards
Erick MEJEAN


----Original Message Follows----
From: "baligand2001" <baligand@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Link 10
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 17:24:22 -0000

Hello to all,

I'm facing problems with the ampmeter functions of the
Link 10 and wonder if any of you has already faced and solve the
same. My link 10 still provide a proper voltage measure but all amps
indications have suddenly quit. It no longer provides either the
immediate amps consumption (A) which is stuck to a permanently
displayed number 509,or total amps consumed (AH) which actually keep
increasing as opposed to the reverse and the related T function
which is stuck to 100 %. I checked the fuses which are all right,
disconnected the batteries to shut off the Link 10 and then switch
it on again but all to no avail.
I guess the Link 10 itself must be the culprit. Has
someone already taken the step of removing the Link 10 to bring it
in for repair ?
Amel have kindly mailed me a copy of the manual but not
offered a solution.

Thank you.

Philippe GUYOT
Baligand SM 245

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Link 10

baligand2001 <baligand@...>
 

Hello to all,

I'm facing problems with the ampmeter functions of the
Link 10 and wonder if any of you has already faced and solve the
same. My link 10 still provide a proper voltage measure but all amps
indications have suddenly quit. It no longer provides either the
immediate amps consumption (A) which is stuck to a permanently
displayed number 509,or total amps consumed (AH) which actually keep
increasing as opposed to the reverse and the related T function
which is stuck to 100 %. I checked the fuses which are all right,
disconnected the batteries to shut off the Link 10 and then switch
it on again but all to no avail.
I guess the Link 10 itself must be the culprit. Has
someone already taken the step of removing the Link 10 to bring it
in for repair ?
Amel have kindly mailed me a copy of the manual but not
offered a solution.

Thank you.

Philippe GUYOT
Baligand SM 245


Link 10

baligand2001 <baligand@...>
 

Hello to all,

I'm facing problems with the ampmeter functions of the
Link 10 and wonder if any of you has already faced and solve the
same. My link 10 still provide a proper voltage measure but all amps
indications have suddenly quit. It no longer provides either the
immediate amps consumption (A) which is stuck to a permanently
displayed number 509,or total amps consumed (AH) which actually keep
increasing as opposed to the reverse and the related T function
which is stuck to 100 %. I checked the fuses which are all right,
disconnected the batteries to shut off the Link 10 and then switch
it on again but all to no avail.
I guess the Link 10 itself must be the culprit. Has
someone already taken the step of removing the Link 10 to bring it
in for repair ?
Amel have kindly mailed me a copy of the manual but not
offered a solution.

Thank you.

Philippe GUYOT
Baligand SM 245


Re: Sonic Speed Transducer (Knot Meter)

noeliano244
 

We had difficulty with this type of indication for 2 years. After
having the experts check it out, we finally reread the manual.
There are many wires in the control box inside the locker on the
starboard side-under the catch all shelf. One was actually totally
loose. Resecuring this solved the problem. Of course we did check
all the other connections as well. But we did not realize that
there are around 12 wires inside the box. Lots of margin for error,
corrosion, and dislocation. Noelia-

-- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "assistanttoblackdog"
<assistanttoblackdog@y...> wrote:
Hello Everybody,

I am wondering if anyone could provide me with information
regarding
the system that measurers the SM 2000's speed through the water.
The
boat was recently out of the water for the regular maintenance and
I
am now getting erratic readings on the knotmeter. Some times it
seems
to be working just fine and then all of a sudden it will jump to an
unrealisticly high indication. Would you have any wisdom to share
with
me on this system/problem? I would be most grateful,

Jim


Security

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

Most people make sure thaat all their ground floor doors and windows
are locked over night.
Most people are not so careful when sleeping on a boat and hatches
and more importantly the companionway is left wide open.
An Oyster was boarded by two West Indians in Marigot Bay,St Lucia,
on 14 February 2004 whilst the owners were asleep. The luckless
couple were beaten up, tied up and threatened with knives.
Fortunately they had enough cash on board to satisfy the assailants
who then left stealing the dinghy so they did not have to swim
ashore. The police commented that one should be wary of "boat boys"
going around on surf boards with a few bananas as they are not
always selling bananas.
The owners were severely traumatised by the experience but they were
relatively lucky compared with another couple who were murdered in
Antigua last year or so I am told.
Hearing this tale reminds me of a Swiss couple I met in the Azores
over ten years ago who were sleeping on their boat with all the
hatches etc shut at night as they had been severely beaten and
robbed in the Caribbean. They also were severely shaken and were
returning to Europe to sell their boat. It also reminds me of a
couple who were luckier in a marina in Puerto la Cruz in Venezuela.
They had locked their dinghy on to their boat and put the keys on
the chart table before retiring to bed. The next morning the keys
and their dinghy were missing.
The Amel companionway could easily be secured with a strong mesh
dropin screen to sit on top of the wash board thus providing air
with security. Similarly it would be easy to arrange some way in
which the hatches cannot be opened far enough to permit access.
The mesh screen could easily be made up by any local firm dealing in
security.

Sweet dreams, Anne and John Bali Hai, SM319


Passage down the NW and W of France

amelfango
 

I was wondering if anybody among amelyachtowners has made this or any part of this
passage. I will be leaving Cork at the end of June heading for La Rochelle and so I believe
that it makes sense to pass W of the TSZ off The Scilly Isles and the TSZ off Isle d'Ouessant
and thence down towards La Rochelle. if anyone has any information to pass on this
proposed passage it would be most welcome.

Regards,

Rob Kyle

Santorin No 54 Khamsin
Fango No 24 Ebbrezza
rob.molly@mac.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit

Erick MEJEAN <maramu@...>
 

Like any SM owner sailing in warm area (mediterranean) I have been suffering from the heat inside the SM as the aft cabin lacks proper ventilation. Things get even worst when motoring or sailing with a rough sea as we need to keep all the hatches closed. To overcome this problem I fixed on the two deck hatches as well as the aft cabin hatches some Nicro solar fan used to extract air.(the bigger model). The result is far above my initial expectation. It removes the hot air from inside and maintain an acceptable temperature within the boat. It kills the stuffy feeling that ones have during such conditions of navigation. You may wonder what will happen when a big wave land on the deck? I went through that and no need to say that I was expecting the worst. Surprisingly although it has happened to me several time in some pretty rough sea condition, not a single drop of water managed to make its way inside. No need to mention that I'm using the Hella fan as well (7 Units in total). Last but not the least I'm using a tailor made wind scoop which fits the aft cabin hatches. I use it while motoring as it is attached on to the boom and while mooring. Ever since we have to use a light polar blanket as there is always a bit of air breeze blowing right on the bed.
Regards to all
Erick MEJEAN

----Original Message Follows----
From: Krassopoulos Dimitris <dkra@pcsystems.gr>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: "'amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com'" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 09:27:43 +0300

With this explanation all the hatches should not open as always is a
possibility that a wave comes on board or that rain falls. It is obvious to
me that Amel didn't thought that this is usefull which is for sure. The Amel
attitude is that they are most of the time right so this is what we believe.
Even on an excellent boat like the SM2000 is always room for improvements. I
just learned that on the new SM the passarelle is wider than on the
previous boats is that an improvement or not? The opening of the aft cabin
hatches on the side is an improvement but nobody knows about it as an
option.

Regards

_____

From: assistanttoblackdog [mailto:assistanttoblackdog@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 8:58 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit


I do not understand why the right window has not the opening
capability as well.<

Dimitris,

It was explained to me by Amel's representative that the reason that
the right windshield doesn't open is to prevent the possibility that
any seawater could go down the companionway hatch. Considering this,
when underway it
does seem that one good wave over the bow with the right windshield
open could certainly go straight down the companionway hatch and in to
the cabin.

Best to all,

Jim



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit

Krassopoulos Dimitris <dkra@...>
 

With this explanation all the hatches should not open as always is a
possibility that a wave comes on board or that rain falls. It is obvious to
me that Amel didn't thought that this is usefull which is for sure. The Amel
attitude is that they are most of the time right so this is what we believe.
Even on an excellent boat like the SM2000 is always room for improvements. I
just learned that on the new SM the passarelle is wider than on the
previous boats is that an improvement or not? The opening of the aft cabin
hatches on the side is an improvement but nobody knows about it as an
option.

Regards

_____

From: assistanttoblackdog [mailto:assistanttoblackdog@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 8:58 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit


I do not understand why the right window has not the opening
capability as well.<

Dimitris,

It was explained to me by Amel's representative that the reason that
the right windshield doesn't open is to prevent the possibility that
any seawater could go down the companionway hatch. Considering this,
when underway it
does seem that one good wave over the bow with the right windshield
open could certainly go straight down the companionway hatch and in to
the cabin.

Best to all,

Jim



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[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit

assistanttoblackdog <assistanttoblackdog@...>
 

I do not understand why the right window has not the opening
capability as well.<

Dimitris,

It was explained to me by Amel's representative that the reason that
the right windshield doesn't open is to prevent the possibility that
any seawater could go down the companionway hatch. Considering this,
when underway it
does seem that one good wave over the bow with the right windshield
open could certainly go straight down the companionway hatch and in to
the cabin.

Best to all,

Jim


Sonic Speed Transducer (Knot Meter)

assistanttoblackdog <assistanttoblackdog@...>
 

Hello Everybody,

I am wondering if anyone could provide me with information regarding
the system that measurers the SM 2000's speed through the water. The
boat was recently out of the water for the regular maintenance and I
am now getting erratic readings on the knotmeter. Some times it seems
to be working just fine and then all of a sudden it will jump to an
unrealisticly high indication. Would you have any wisdom to share with
me on this system/problem? I would be most grateful,

Jim


(No subject)

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Dear Naegels and Rob, thanks for the tips.Ian

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Re: Hot cockpit

noeliano244
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, johnabo2003 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
I am very interested in the Super Maramu, but I am a bit concerned
that there will not be enough airflow through the cockpit with
such a
high fixed dodger.

Has anybody found that when sailing in the Caribbean, that there
is
not enough air flow when at anchor or beating in light winds?

Also, what are your experiences with air flow through the rear
cabin
area?
After an uncomfortable first year on NOELIA we finally took the wind
scoop we purchased for the forward cabin (which we had never needed
to use) and placed it aft so as to direct the airflow from the front
of the boat into the aft cabin. We have been most comfortable ever
since and have even needed a light blanket from time to time. We
have spent the last four winters in the Caribbean so the
temperatures have been comparable to Greece. Of course this is
an "at anchor" solution, and underway if we are spending time in the
aft cabin, we use the Hella fans.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit

Krassopoulos Dimitris <dkra@...>
 

As we are using the boat in Greece where the average temperature in the
summer can easily reach 40 Celsius I found out that the extension of the
dodger in combination of the opening of the left cockpit window provide
enough draft especially when you are in anchor and the boat is pointing to
the wind. I do not understand why the right window has not the opening
capability as well.

Regarding the aft cabin as I had the experience from my previous Santorin I
asked Amel to make the side hatches to open that helped alot. If you wish I
can send photos of that. I have also the Hella Fans installed but with the
open hatches there is enough draft.

Dimitris Krassopoulos
SM Alma Libre

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From: jfolino901 [mailto:jfolino901@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 12:46 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, johnabo2003 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
I am very interested in the Super Maramu, but I am a bit concerned
that there will not be enough airflow through the cockpit with such
a
high fixed dodger.

Has anybody found that when sailing in the Caribbean, that there is
not enough air flow when at anchor or beating in light winds?

Also, what are your experiences with air flow through the rear
cabin
area?
WHILE THE COCKPIT ISN'T AIR-CONDITIONED AS THE CABIN SPACE IS, THE
PORT SIDE WINDOW IN THE DODGER DOES OPEN FOR AIR FLOW. I JUST DRINK A
LOT OF ICE WATER AND OTHER REFRESHING ICE COLD BEVERAGES!

THE AFT CABIN IS BEST FITTED WITH HELLA FANS. THESE MOVE ENOUGH AIR
TO MAKE SLEEPING TOLERABLE.
JOHN FOLINO SM#347 SULAJON



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Re: Prop shaft seals

amelfango
 

A further suggestion when installing new prop shaft seals is to use the old bronze wear
piece to insert the new seals. To use it it must first be cleaned and the internal O ring
removed. By turning it around from the correct assembly direction i.e. the larger dia to
the seals you have the correct dia tool for seal insertion in addition it is held square by the
prop shaft. his works well on the Santorin and therefore could well work on a SM but will
need checking.

A further comment in respect to this system is that engine oil is used I presume because it
is 2 or 3 times more tolerant of moisture than gear oil and still retains (provided a good
quality oil is selected) excellant gear lube performance.

Rob Kyle

Santorin No 54 Khamsin
Fango No 24 Ebbrezza


Re: Hot cockpit

jfolino901 <jfolino901@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, johnabo2003 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
I am very interested in the Super Maramu, but I am a bit concerned
that there will not be enough airflow through the cockpit with such
a
high fixed dodger.

Has anybody found that when sailing in the Caribbean, that there is
not enough air flow when at anchor or beating in light winds?

Also, what are your experiences with air flow through the rear
cabin
area?
WHILE THE COCKPIT ISN'T AIR-CONDITIONED AS THE CABIN SPACE IS, THE
PORT SIDE WINDOW IN THE DODGER DOES OPEN FOR AIR FLOW. I JUST DRINK A
LOT OF ICE WATER AND OTHER REFRESHING ICE COLD BEVERAGES!

THE AFT CABIN IS BEST FITTED WITH HELLA FANS. THESE MOVE ENOUGH AIR
TO MAKE SLEEPING TOLERABLE.
JOHN FOLINO SM#347 SULAJON


Hot cockpit

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

I am very interested in the Super Maramu, but I am a bit concerned
that there will not be enough airflow through the cockpit with such a
high fixed dodger.

Has anybody found that when sailing in the Caribbean, that there is
not enough air flow when at anchor or beating in light winds?

Also, what are your experiences with air flow through the rear cabin
area?


Shaft bearing and SPI seals

Naegels Patrick <naegels@...>
 

Hi Ian and Judy,

The faster method to pull these out, is to pierce metal circle
inside seal thanks to an awl (long sharpened piece of metal ). Use
it with a hammer and hit the awl firmly one or two time until
pierced.

Do it on each side of the shaft. Then screw on long screw into each
holes (type self-tapping + Phillips is the best). These screws must
be at least 6' long, but rather thin. Give screws some turns, just
to make it firm holding.

Pull on both screw heads with good pliers to extract seals. The
first one (external) is the hardest. Second and last are easier. By
this method, it's a 10' job.

TIP : to put seals back, do not hesitate to fill seals with TEFLON
grease, inside and outside. Have on board a metal tube with a
diameter just smaller than seals. Position seal around the shaft,
lightly pushed in transmission hole. Then put the metal tube on it
and hit it gently with a hammer. Avoid mainly to push seal twisted,
only straight. Damaged seal lips could really cut short assembly
life.

Harder is propeller extraction. Of cause, use Autoprop extraction
tools, but this is often not sufficient. Over and above that you
have to "sound" (hit) propeller gently with a hammer around the
shaft when extraction tool is under tension. If this is not working,
you have to use a blowtorch , but a big one. Hobby model is
unfortunately not powerful enough. Take care, because when propeller
released, it could promptly fall down, and damage blades. Secure it
by any way.

To avoid this blocking problem, I apply a thin film of Teflon grease
before reassembling propeller.

To clean propeller of sea concretions, just apply acid with a brush
(for instance battery acid or hydrochloric acid 20%) and wait … It
works alone. However avoid to use to much acid on SPURR moorings
breaker, because there are 2 TEFLON (?) seals which do not like this
treatment.

In brief : dismantle propeller, SPURR, change bearing and seals,
drain transmission oil + reassembling and oil refill takes me
usually less than 2 hours.

TIP : buy a metric 36 wrench. Impossible to find out of Europe and
even not easy to find there. Necessary to remove oil drain bolt.

If you see emulsion in oil tank in engine room, don't worry too
much, you can always use your engine, but at 1800 revolutions. Try
to haul out next call.

All the best

Patrick Naegels – Caramel – SM2000 - #329


Prop shaft seals

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

I have just changed the bronze bearing and its three seals.All went to plan. The whole operation took about three hours.This is the second time I have done it myself, following detailed notes that I took when Daniel, Amel`s man in La R did the first one for me.I still have to screw up my courage to attack each seal with a screwdriver to break the metal circle in the seal to allow it to deform and eventually be edged out. I am always concerned that I will put a gouge in the surface of the metal that the seals fit against.
Has anyone discovered a particular technique or tool that makes this part of the job easier and less fraught?
On a different subject, amongst less usual spares, I will now carry the particular shaped 100 Amp fuse for my Cristec inverter which was fitted when we bought Pen Azen( we have the 1200 watt one, and wouldn`t be without it). Unfortunately we had a 3 kw fan heater plugged in when we switched the inverter on and the surge of power blew the inverter fuse before the Amel fitted circuit breaker could react.Although you can do a get you home job with fuse wire we found the particular fuse impossible to get locally ( admittedly, Chile) so the good M. Selo came to our aid--once more.
Ian & Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen, SM 302, Valparaiso, Chile

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Super Maramu

pagan92002 <pagan92002@...>
 

I will be heading for Tortola next week to get Pagan ready to go up
on the hard for the hurricane season. She will be going on the
market in the near future. If anyone is interested in viewing my 94
SM I will be there through the 15th of June. You can contact me at
Pagan-Daisy@att.net. Arnold