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Bowthrusters

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

Hi Don,
Sorry,I cannot help as I have a Super Maramu with 28 volt systems.
Obviously St Lucia is a problem. You could try phoning Nicholsons
Yacht Charter or Joel Brierly, both in Antigua, to see if they know
where there is a competent electrical shop in the Windies.

Good hunting, Anne and John


Re: Bow thrusters

mangoamel <mangoamel@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
<hollamby@c...> wrote:

Hi Jon and Anne;
Barefoot is in St. Lucia which is a problem as far as the
services available electrical repair. The electric motor when I
removed it, I found that one of the cables was broken and another
was two thirds gone. These cables were located at the top end of
the motor. These cables were replaced and I was able to get the
motor to run in a clockwise direction. The two cables that run to
the bottom of the motor inside the motor housing show continuity but
I able to determine their load carrying capability. One of these
cables is brazed onto a lead on the stator. St. Lucia does not have
the ability braze these heavy cables. Do happen to know the
function of the fourth cable?

Jon if you can read identification lable on the bow thruster
motor would you pass the information onto me. I assume you have a
12 volt system. Thanks!

Thanks for the e-mail. Have a very Merry Christmas

Don Patterson


Re: Bow thrusters

mangoamel <mangoamel@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
<hollamby@c...> wrote:

Hi Jon and Anne;
Barefoot is in St. Lucia which is a problem as far as the
services available electrical repair. The electric motor when I
removed it, I found that one of the cables was broken and another
was two thirds gone. These cables were located at the top end of
the motor. These cables were replaced and I was able to get the
motor to run in a clockwise direction. The two cables that run to
the bottom of the motor inside the motor housing show continuity but
I able to determine their load carrying capability. One of these
cables is brazed onto a lead on the stator. St. Lucia does not have
the ability braze these heavy cables. Do happen to know the
function of the fourth cable?

Jon if you can read identification lable on the bow thruster
motor would you pass the information onto me. I assume you have a
12 volt system. Thanks!

Thanks for the e-mail. Have a very Merry Christmas

Don Patterson


Bow thrusters

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

Hi Don,
If the motor has failed it can only be bad brushes or burnt out
windings on the armature solenoid or whatever. Find a local
electrical shop capable of rewinding and get their advice. There is
nothing majical about the repair except that it is quickly done and
much cheaper than buying and shipping a new motor.
It worked for us in Venezuela and other places. In Australia we had
a problem with the exhaust elbow on the Volvo on our then boat. A
replacement could only be obtained by having one flown out at huge
expense. A local firm in Queensland fabricated a new one out of
stainless in a couple of days and it cost much less than a
replacement even before shipping costs,import aggravation etc..
Try it,what have you got to lose!

Merry Christmas to all. Anne and John, SM319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Heaving To"

Steve Leeds
 

Dear Don,
The wheel (and thus rudder) should be turned to windward. It has to be adjusted until you achieve the optimal 55 degrees bow angle off the wind. In our boat in lower winds we have a tendency to fall off too much which causes rolling. As the wind picks up, the mizzen turns the boat back into the wind. The wheel should be held in position with a heavy shock-cord to allow some "give" to relieve shock to the steering gear. The boat should be stalled, not making any headway through the water and producing turbulence from the keel directly to windward. This has to be determined by eye as your GPS will show the boat moving in some direction, generally downwind but possibly any direction even upwind due to the current.

Cheers,
Steve

mangoamel <mangoamel@yahoo.com> wrote:

Dear Steve;
When heaved to what position do you place the rudder? A midship?

Thank you,


Don Patterson
Barefoot


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Heaving To"

mangoamel <mangoamel@...>
 

Dear Steve;
When heaved to what position do you place the rudder? A midship?

Thank you,


Don Patterson
Barefoot


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amel mango bow thruster and furling electric motors

mangoamel <mangoamel@...>
 

It appears as if the bow thruster propulsion electric motor has
failed. I have e-mailed Amel as to availability of a replacement
motor but have had no response as of yet.

The electric furling motors and the bow thruster motors have four
cables. On the bow thruster appears to have the following: (1)
ground,(2)power from solenoid to run the motor clockwise0(3) power
from solenoid to run motor counter clockwise and (4) a fourth cable
which is attached to forward solenoid but it is not a power lead.
I suspect that it maybe some type of neutral or return that may go
to the negative side of the battery. I spoke with joel Potter he
described the electrical system as "a full floating electric
system"; however he could not tell me the function of the fourth
cable (wire). The four cable (wire) system is also used on the
outhaul, main sail and head sail furling electric motors. If someone
could esplain the purpose of the fourth cable (wire) I would
appreciate it.

Additionally, if anyone knows of a source for the propulsion motor
or has substituted another electric motor for the original one, I
would appreciate being advised incase Amel does not have one
available. Thanks to all for your assistance.

Don Pstterson


Re: Super maramu bow thruster, and leaking rudder

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Graham

The rudderpost is very much like a stuffing box tighten it and it
will stop leaking. Only tighten as much as needed.

Bow thruster is again quite simple. 4 screws between the motor and
the shaft will allow you to drop the unit. Make sure someone is there
to catch it. This is best done out of the water. You can buy the
seals from Amel. Change the oil while you have it out.

Vito

Wanderer

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Boyd" <crwggb@y...>
wrote:

Can any one help?

I have just purchased SM140 "Sula" (ex Gallant of Fowey). I require
to replace the bow thruster seals, any top tips that might make the
job easier?
Also on our trip from Cornwall to the Clyde in Scotland last month
we
had water come in the rudder stock, this collected in the area
infront of the stock and the a fair amount of it seems to have
leaked
through a hole covered by a white plastic cap into the skeg cavity.
Is this plastic cap meant to be water tight and does anyone know if
there is a drain hole for the skeg cavity?
Any other comments would be welcome as owning an amel is a new
experience for us,

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula


Super maramu bow thruster, and leaking rudder

Graham Boyd
 

Can any one help?

I have just purchased SM140 "Sula" (ex Gallant of Fowey). I require
to replace the bow thruster seals, any top tips that might make the
job easier?
Also on our trip from Cornwall to the Clyde in Scotland last month we
had water come in the rudder stock, this collected in the area
infront of the stock and the a fair amount of it seems to have leaked
through a hole covered by a white plastic cap into the skeg cavity.
Is this plastic cap meant to be water tight and does anyone know if
there is a drain hole for the skeg cavity?
Any other comments would be welcome as owning an amel is a new
experience for us,

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 2000 Construction

eric freedman
 

John,

My e-mail address is kimberlite@optonline.net

Thanks

Fair winds,

Eric





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Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 8:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 2000 Construction




Dear Eric,
I do nnot have your full Email address so if you need the pics
direct please give me the details.

Best wishes from Malta, John










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SM 2000 Construction

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

Dear Eric,
I do nnot have your full Email address so if you need the pics
direct please give me the details.

Best wishes from Malta, John


SM2000 Construction

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

I have downloaded some pics of a Super Maramu under construction.
They appear under photos under SM c. Click on each thumbnail to get
a bigger pic.Click on that and get a slightly larger pic.
The quality is not great because we reduced the resolution to save
time downloading and space on the site.
If anyone wants a larger pic at much better quality give me your
Email address and I will send it to you but be aware that each pic
may be up to 10 megabytes.
I also made a mistake and created a blank album with the same name
but do not know how to delete it.

Good viewing to all, Anne and John, SM319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu on cover of Sail magazine

amelforme
 

Hi Richard,



Joel Potter here. That photo was taken off Fort Lauderdale Beach.
The boat was TOOWOWIE owned by Lowell and Sharon Blossom. That's me
in the floral shirt on the port side of the cockpit. Autopilot is
steering, my buddy Ray Eaton is opposite to starboard, and we were
doing almost 10 knots. Billy Black took the photos for a feature
article when the SUPER MARAMU won BOAT OF THE YEAR- OVERALL in
Cruising Worlds 2000 BOTY competition.



Incidentally, a nearly identical photo also appeared on the cover of
BLUE WATER SAILING for the June, 2004 issue which was taken during the
same session. That was a fun day on the water!



All the best,

Joel F. Potter - SM 400, "MARY BROWN"


Super Maramu on cover of Sail magazine

Zanareva
 

Is the Super Maramu on the cover of the latest Sail magazine a forum
member? Any idea where this great aerial photo was taken?
Richard Tate
SM "Spice"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: build photos

eric freedman
 

Dear John,

Thanks-please send me a copy to Kimberlite@optonline.net.

Fair winds,

Eric

Sm 376



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Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: build photos



We have some pretty good pics of SM under construction in 2001. However my
IT Manager is in Sweden until next week but as soon as she returns to the
nest I will ask her to post them.

Regards John Hollamby





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: build photos

Anne and John Hollamby <hollamby@...>
 

We have some pretty good pics of SM under construction in 2001. However my
IT Manager is in Sweden until next week but as soon as she returns to the
nest I will ask her to post them.

Regards John Hollamby


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: build photos

eric freedman
 

Hi Vito,

Where are you?

What are you going to the factory for?

I am just interested in any photos of the boat in any stage of building.

Fair winds,

Eric





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To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: build photos




Hi Eric

How are you. I will be going to the factory in the beggining of the
year. Any particular aspect of the building process that you are
intrested in.

Vito


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I am interested in pictures of the super maramu under construction.
does anyone have photos?
thanks
eric
s/m 376 kimberlite







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batteries and turbochargers

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello

I have just replaced my batteries with a set of 9 trojan group 30s.
They fit perfectly in the old style 9 bank set up. As a bonus each
battery is rated at 130 ah as compared to 105 for the original
batteries and 115 for the group 27s that I previously had. Thus I am
picking up 200 ah from the Delco batteries.

I also had the problem with the engine not reving above 2100 RPM.
reviewing the posts I was ready for some major work. I called a
local mechanic Desi in Trinidad. He opened up the turbo on the
exaust side and found rust inside the turbo housing. He chipped away
at it and in 1/2 hour the problem was solved. He said that this is a
common problem with these engines and should be looked at every 2
years. It seems that sometimes the colling water gets up in the
housing and rusts the inside. I was amased at how much rust came
out. Learn something new every day.

Vito

Wanderer


Re: build photos

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Eric

How are you. I will be going to the factory in the beggining of the
year. Any particular aspect of the building process that you are
intrested in.

Vito


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@o...> wrote:

I am interested in pictures of the super maramu under construction.
does anyone have photos?
thanks
eric
s/m 376 kimberlite


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] "Heaving To"

svcallisto369
 

Ed from Doodlebug
Thanks for the information. I have never tried heaving-to with just the
mizzen sheeted in hard. It sounds like a very simple and safe maneuver and one that
I will try.
The super maramu will heave to in the conventional manner with a very easy
and comfortable motion with the jib reefed to about 40% and the mizzen sheeted
in.
I have tried it 30 kts plus south of the Canaries on my way to the Cap Verde
Islands. We spent a fairly comfortable 24 hours in this manner with no
significant rolling.
The only problem is that you do have to get out of the safety of the cockpit
to rig a jib sheet to run inside of the windward shroud. Otherwise, it will
chafe on it, or worse, cause damage to it.
I enclose a photo that illustrates the problem. Running a sheet "inboard" was
not difficult but does require some thought especially in bad weather
I hope this makes sense to you. Let me know what you think.

Regards to all

MDL