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Re: KANZAKI KMH4A AND SHAFT ALTERNATORS ON AMELS

Dave_Benjamin
 

Alex,

I think Yanmar may sell an integrated alternator or generator. I remember reading about it some time ago.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Alex" wrote:



--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Alex" wrote:

Can anyone share information wether the KANZAKI KMH4A gear box that is supplied with some Yanmar engines can be used to run a shaft alternator like the Hurth gear boxes in the Amel Maramu?


Alpenglow interior lighting review

Dave_Benjamin
 

We just installed a few Alpenglow lights inside our Maramu. These fixtures are phenomenal and a huge improvement over the old lights. Jean is ecstatic. We'll be ordering a few more. We bought one overhead fixture and one dimmable reading light.
Alpenglow is a husband and wife run company in Montana, USA that has been in business a number of years.

We have no connection with the company other than being customers. They sell direct, so you will not find them in chandleries.

Website is http://www.alpenglowlights.com

Fair Winds,

Dave Benjamin
S/V Exit Strategy
Maramu #29


Re: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration

Dave_Benjamin
 

Joel (and others),

As a sailmaker, I recommend that halyard tension be slackened on any furling sails when the boat is not in use. Keeping halyards tensioned stretches the luff over time.

Same goes for outhauls on conventional mainsails. I've worked on a lot of boats where someone was sailing in heavy air and left the outhaul bar tight.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel F Potter" wrote:

This is a peculiarity common primarily to the Super Maramu although I have
experienced it on the Santorin. If the rig is tuned tight and proper, try
completely easing the jib halyard when the boat is not going to be sailed.

You will note a diminution if not the complete elimination of this
resonance which can be quite annoying but doesn't actually hurt anything. I
know, this seems strange.try it.

Be absolutely sure to crank up the halyard tension when returning to sailing
mode as you will bend/collapse the stainless steel support triangle under
the jib furling motor/gearbox assembly if you do not. When re-rigging Super
Maramu's I always encourage the owners to strengthen this component part as
I have seen many bent and in progressive failure. A similar material
doubler on the front side of the support triangle seems to do the trick.

As a matter of curiosity, is the rigging on your SM 53 original?



All the best,

Joel F. Potter





Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@...





From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of islandbwoy4434
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2013 11:22 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration





Having owned Libby (SM197) for a year now and about 2000 miles of Pacific
under her keel we have one phenomena that we need guidance on.

While tied up at the dock we consistently notice the main Matt will start to
pulsate with a mild wind. We can hear the furled main sail rattle inside the
mast. We can feel this right throughout the boat. It is not violent motion
but noticeable.

My thoughts are that the upper and lower shrouds may need adjusting.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Is there a specification and procedure for the shroud tension?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby







Re: SM Carpet

islandbwoy4434
 

Thanks Alex.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Alex" wrote:

Hello Terry. I´ve worked with carpet all my life. I suggest you replace carpet entirely. Getting a carpet with a foam backing may be difficult unless you find some leftovers at some store. There are manufacturers that make carpet with special backings for yachts but sell to yards and specialty shops. I would recommend you skip the backing. We left our carpet loose on the floor. You can use double face tape to fix it to the floor.
There is no practical way to attach foam to an old carpet since it will have stretched and have wrinkles in it.
Regards,
Alex

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "islandbwoy4434" wrote:

We are looking to replace either the backing our the entire set of carpets in Libby. The foam backing has deteriorated and is crumbling and peeling off the carpet.
Has anyone replaced the backing or the entire carpets?
If so where were the carpets purchased from or how was the foam backing replaced?

Terry&Dena Singh

SV Libby


Re: SM Carpet

islandbwoy4434
 

Happy New Year Kent!
Are you going to cut the carpet yourself or is did you supply the old carpet as a pattern?
Do you have the product details?
Terry

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Kent Robertson wrote:

I have just ordered new carpeting for Kristy. It is meant for marine environment, and has a special backing that is not supposed to deteriorate. It is made by Shaw Carpets. I have not put it in the boat yet, so will report after a year or so on its longevity.
The total cost will be less than $600 US.

Wishing you all a happy new year.
Kent
SV Kristy
SM243
Currently Brunswick Georgia.

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 6, 2013, at 11:32 AM, "islandbwoy4434" wrote:

We are looking to replace either the backing our the entire set of carpets in Libby. The foam backing has deteriorated and is crumbling and peeling off the carpet.
Has anyone replaced the backing or the entire carpets?
If so where were the carpets purchased from or how was the foam backing replaced?

Terry&Dena Singh

SV Libby


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Re: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration

islandbwoy4434
 

The Rigging is original and will be replaced within the next 12 months. Do you have any advice/suggestions? We are based in San Diego.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel F Potter" wrote:

This is a peculiarity common primarily to the Super Maramu although I have
experienced it on the Santorin. If the rig is tuned tight and proper, try
completely easing the jib halyard when the boat is not going to be sailed.

You will note a diminution if not the complete elimination of this
resonance which can be quite annoying but doesn't actually hurt anything. I
know, this seems strange.try it.

Be absolutely sure to crank up the halyard tension when returning to sailing
mode as you will bend/collapse the stainless steel support triangle under
the jib furling motor/gearbox assembly if you do not. When re-rigging Super
Maramu's I always encourage the owners to strengthen this component part as
I have seen many bent and in progressive failure. A similar material
doubler on the front side of the support triangle seems to do the trick.

As a matter of curiosity, is the rigging on your SM 53 original?



All the best,

Joel F. Potter





Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@...





From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of islandbwoy4434
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2013 11:22 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration





Having owned Libby (SM197) for a year now and about 2000 miles of Pacific
under her keel we have one phenomena that we need guidance on.

While tied up at the dock we consistently notice the main Matt will start to
pulsate with a mild wind. We can hear the furled main sail rattle inside the
mast. We can feel this right throughout the boat. It is not violent motion
but noticeable.

My thoughts are that the upper and lower shrouds may need adjusting.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Is there a specification and procedure for the shroud tension?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby





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Engine room ventilation SM2000 2001

svperegrinus <no_reply@...>
 

Hello,

Testing engine room ventilation today with shore power unplugged, I found the following:

1/ Main Yanmar engine ON, Onan Cummins Generator OFF:
(a) A blower pumps air from somewhere port side and ends in a gray PVC tube that blows air into the transmission area of the Yanmar engine
(b) An exhaust air pump pushes air out of the engine room via the air exhaust outlet port side that sits outboard of the winches

2/ Onan Cummins Generator ON, Main Yanmar OFF:
(a) The blower remains OFF. No airflow from the gray PVC tube
(b) The exhaust air pump pushes air out of the engine room via the air exhaust outlet port side that sits outboard of the winches

Questions:

i. Why the difference? does yours also work differently depending on which engine is being used?

ii. Under scenario 2/ above, there is a decent air volume coming out of the exhaust outlet port... but where is the air feeding into the room? Air cannot be pushed out unless it is being fed somewhere!

Thank you in advance for your comments,


F + O
s/v Peregrinus
#350, November 2001


Re: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi yes I'm in town with the exception of Tues AM, and I'll be on the road Fri.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jan 7, 2013, at 9:12, "Stusek, Scott (Pantaenius)" <sstusek@...> wrote:

Richard,
Happy New Year! Are you in town/ office this week? Perhaps I can take you to lunch. Let me know what your schedule will allow.

Sincerely,
Scott Stusek | Marketing and Sales

PANTAENIUS America Ltd.
500 Mamaroneck Avenue |Harrison, NY 10528 | United States of America
Tel. 443-569-7995 | Fax. 914-381-2052 | Cell 914-217-7991 sstusek@...@pantaenius.com> | www.pantaenius.com

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________________________________
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 6:28 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration

Hi at about 12 kts the mast will setup a harmonic the comes and goes all is well.
ALL OF THE STAYS must always!! Be tight. They should ring not go thud when hit with a wood hammer handle and the lee stays should not go slack when going to wind ward.
And yes even stainless steel stretches when stressed so from time to time you need to make adjustments.

Regards SM 209 FOR SALE IN ANNAPOLIS

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jan 6, 2013, at 11:21, "islandbwoy4434" terencesingh@...> wrote:

Having owned Libby (SM197) for a year now and about 2000 miles of Pacific under her keel we have one phenomena that we need guidance on.

While tied up at the dock we consistently notice the main Matt will start to pulsate with a mild wind. We can hear the furled main sail rattle inside the mast. We can feel this right throughout the boat. It is not violent motion but noticeable.

My thoughts are that the upper and lower shrouds may need adjusting.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Is there a specification and procedure for the shroud tension?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby



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Perkins Prima 80 Part numbers

Graham Boyd
 

Can any one help with the Perkins part numbers of the exhaust elbow and connector on the Prima 80t. ?

Graham Boyd
SM140 Sula
Hong Kong


Re: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration

amelforme
 

This is a peculiarity common primarily to the Super Maramu although I have
experienced it on the Santorin. If the rig is tuned tight and proper, try
completely easing the jib halyard when the boat is not going to be sailed.

You will note a diminution if not the complete elimination of this
resonance which can be quite annoying but doesn't actually hurt anything. I
know, this seems strange.try it.

Be absolutely sure to crank up the halyard tension when returning to sailing
mode as you will bend/collapse the stainless steel support triangle under
the jib furling motor/gearbox assembly if you do not. When re-rigging Super
Maramu's I always encourage the owners to strengthen this component part as
I have seen many bent and in progressive failure. A similar material
doubler on the front side of the support triangle seems to do the trick.

As a matter of curiosity, is the rigging on your SM 53 original?



All the best,

Joel F. Potter





Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: jfpottercys@...





From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of islandbwoy4434
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2013 11:22 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration





Having owned Libby (SM197) for a year now and about 2000 miles of Pacific
under her keel we have one phenomena that we need guidance on.

While tied up at the dock we consistently notice the main Matt will start to
pulsate with a mild wind. We can hear the furled main sail rattle inside the
mast. We can feel this right throughout the boat. It is not violent motion
but noticeable.

My thoughts are that the upper and lower shrouds may need adjusting.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Is there a specification and procedure for the shroud tension?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby


Re: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration

Stusek, Scott (Pantaenius) <sstusek@...>
 

Richard,
Happy New Year! Are you in town/ office this week? Perhaps I can take you to lunch. Let me know what your schedule will allow.

Sincerely,
Scott Stusek | Marketing and Sales

PANTAENIUS America Ltd.
500 Mamaroneck Avenue |Harrison, NY 10528 | United States of America
Tel. 443-569-7995 | Fax. 914-381-2052 | Cell 914-217-7991 sstusek@...<mailto:sstusek@...> | www.pantaenius.com

Confidentiality Notice This electronic transmission is strictly confidential and intended solely for the addressee. It may contain information which is covered by legal, professional or other privilege. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify us and delete the received data as soon as possible. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been swept for the presence of computer viruses.
Coverage is not considered bound or amended by Pantaenius America until you have received a binder, policy or policy endorsement evidencing your request

________________________________
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 6:28 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration



Hi at about 12 kts the mast will setup a harmonic the comes and goes all is well.
ALL OF THE STAYS must always!! Be tight. They should ring not go thud when hit with a wood hammer handle and the lee stays should not go slack when going to wind ward.
And yes even stainless steel stretches when stressed so from time to time you need to make adjustments.

Regards SM 209 FOR SALE IN ANNAPOLIS

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jan 6, 2013, at 11:21, "islandbwoy4434" terencesingh@...<mailto:terencesingh%40mac.com>> wrote:

Having owned Libby (SM197) for a year now and about 2000 miles of Pacific under her keel we have one phenomena that we need guidance on.

While tied up at the dock we consistently notice the main Matt will start to pulsate with a mild wind. We can hear the furled main sail rattle inside the mast. We can feel this right throughout the boat. It is not violent motion but noticeable.

My thoughts are that the upper and lower shrouds may need adjusting.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Is there a specification and procedure for the shroud tension?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby


Re: [Amel] Super Maramu mast vibration

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi at about 12 kts the mast will setup a harmonic the comes and goes all is well.
ALL OF THE STAYS must always!! Be tight. They should ring not go thud when hit with a wood hammer handle and the lee stays should not go slack when going to wind ward.
And yes even stainless steel stretches when stressed so from time to time you need to make adjustments.


Regards SM 209 FOR SALE IN ANNAPOLIS

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Jan 6, 2013, at 11:21, "islandbwoy4434" <terencesingh@...> wrote:

Having owned Libby (SM197) for a year now and about 2000 miles of Pacific under her keel we have one phenomena that we need guidance on.

While tied up at the dock we consistently notice the main Matt will start to pulsate with a mild wind. We can hear the furled main sail rattle inside the mast. We can feel this right throughout the boat. It is not violent motion but noticeable.

My thoughts are that the upper and lower shrouds may need adjusting.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Is there a specification and procedure for the shroud tension?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby


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Re: [Amel] Waste gate valve on Volvo TMD22 stuck and lever now sheared

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Which Volvo is it? If it is the TMD 20, it is based on a Perkins and parts are available cheaply online as these engines were in Ford vans etc.

Good luck

Jean-Pierre
No Amel yet!


On 7 Jan 2013, at 06:56, Graham wrote:


Following Volvo service manual requires the waste gate on the turbo to be checked for movement. Last year it was stuck. Wd40 and a couple of days thinking about it had it freed off. This year I just went straight for WD40 and left it for a day or so. When I tried to move it it was stiff but freed off easily ......or not ....I had sheared the the shaft going into the turbo.

Questions:

Has any one else done this and been able to weld the lever back on.?

If not is this just the most expensive "wielding of a spanner" of my life?

Has any one replaced the turbo on a this Volvo with the a Garrett part rather than the extremely expensive Volvo part, if so what was the part number?

I look forward to any comments.

Graham Boyd
SM140 Sula
Hong Kong

Jean-Pierre Germain
Director Flight Operations
NOCLAF Limited
+44 7825 635 917
JPGermain@...



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Waste gate valve on Volvo TMD22 stuck and lever now sheared

Graham Boyd
 

Following Volvo service manual requires the waste gate on the turbo to be checked for movement. Last year it was stuck. Wd40 and a couple of days thinking about it had it freed off. This year I just went straight for WD40 and left it for a day or so. When I tried to move it it was stiff but freed off easily ......or not ....I had sheared the the shaft going into the turbo.

Questions:

Has any one else done this and been able to weld the lever back on.?

If not is this just the most expensive "wielding of a spanner" of my life?

Has any one replaced the turbo on a this Volvo with the a Garrett part rather than the extremely expensive Volvo part, if so what was the part number?

I look forward to any comments.

Graham Boyd
SM140 Sula
Hong Kong


Re: KANZAKI KMH4A AND SHAFT ALTERNATORS ON AMELS

Alejandro Paquin
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Alex" wrote:

Can anyone share information wether the KANZAKI KMH4A gear box that is supplied with some Yanmar engines can be used to run a shaft alternator like the Hurth gear boxes in the Amel Maramu?


Re: SM Carpet

Alejandro Paquin
 

Hello Terry. I´ve worked with carpet all my life. I suggest you replace carpet entirely. Getting a carpet with a foam backing may be difficult unless you find some leftovers at some store. There are manufacturers that make carpet with special backings for yachts but sell to yards and specialty shops. I would recommend you skip the backing. We left our carpet loose on the floor. You can use double face tape to fix it to the floor.
There is no practical way to attach foam to an old carpet since it will have stretched and have wrinkles in it.
Regards,
Alex

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "islandbwoy4434" wrote:

We are looking to replace either the backing our the entire set of carpets in Libby. The foam backing has deteriorated and is crumbling and peeling off the carpet.
Has anyone replaced the backing or the entire carpets?
If so where were the carpets purchased from or how was the foam backing replaced?

Terry&Dena Singh

SV Libby


Re: [Amel] SM Carpet

karkauai
 

I have just ordered new carpeting for Kristy. It is meant for marine environment, and has a special backing that is not supposed to deteriorate. It is made by Shaw Carpets. I have not put it in the boat yet, so will report after a year or so on its longevity.
The total cost will be less than $600 US.

Wishing you all a happy new year.
Kent
SV Kristy
SM243
Currently Brunswick Georgia.

On Jan 6, 2013, at 11:32 AM, "islandbwoy4434" <terencesingh@...> wrote:

We are looking to replace either the backing our the entire set of carpets in Libby. The foam backing has deteriorated and is crumbling and peeling off the carpet.
Has anyone replaced the backing or the entire carpets?
If so where were the carpets purchased from or how was the foam backing replaced?

Terry&Dena Singh

SV Libby


SM Carpet

islandbwoy4434
 

We are looking to replace either the backing our the entire set of carpets in Libby. The foam backing has deteriorated and is crumbling and peeling off the carpet.
Has anyone replaced the backing or the entire carpets?
If so where were the carpets purchased from or how was the foam backing replaced?

Terry&Dena Singh

SV Libby


Super Maramu mast vibration

islandbwoy4434
 

Having owned Libby (SM197) for a year now and about 2000 miles of Pacific under her keel we have one phenomena that we need guidance on.

While tied up at the dock we consistently notice the main Matt will start to pulsate with a mild wind. We can hear the furled main sail rattle inside the mast. We can feel this right throughout the boat. It is not violent motion but noticeable.

My thoughts are that the upper and lower shrouds may need adjusting.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Is there a specification and procedure for the shroud tension?

Any other thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby


Re: [Amel] Raymarine 300 course computer

Sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Bill,

I believe that the fluxgate compass, and rudder reference transducer are the
same on the 300, the 400, and the 400g.

Fair Winds

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



Eric





_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2013 11:59 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Raymarine 300 course computer





Thanks Eric, you answered my questions, I think...

Before posting, I emailed Raymarine with compatibility questions regarding
the existing components which are not "plus" components. My reason was to
see if the non-plus components are compatible with the 400G. The reason I
emailed them is the "non-plus" instruments are missing from the
compatibility list in the 400G installation manual. I am still waiting on
that response, but in the mean time I emailed them to see if they have any
refurbished 300 course computers. I assume that you are saying that the
non-plus components are compatible?

I was aware of a "new" 400G on eBay being sold by a UK seller who states
that it has been an on-board spare for 8 years.

Thanks again Eric, you are always there to help us! I appreciate it.

Bill

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

Did he contact Ray marine? Many times they have, factory reconditioned
units, also the newer model 400g Is a wire for wire change. 20 minute job

there are two complete corepcaks and 2 course computers for ebay today



.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

.



_____

From: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill
aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 7:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Raymarine 300 course computer





I have a friend that is looking for a Raymarine 300 course computer.

Since this particular course computer was on many Amels, I thought
possibly
someone had a spare they would like to sell.

Let me know at bill"at"svbebe.com or USA cell 832-380-4970

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Berthed at Fethiye, Turkey
Crew in Houston Texas for a few weeks