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Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

Eric Freedman
 

Thanks

Eric

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ann-Sofie Svanberg
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2013 5:29 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

 

 

We used 291, but others could do as long as you can sand and paint it

 

/Ann-Sofie

Skickat från min iPad


12 okt 2013 kl. 09:43 skrev "Sailorman" <kimberlite@...>:

 

Hi,

What sikaflex did you use there seems to be a dozen products.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ann-Sofie Svanberg
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

 

 

We renovated ours.

Sanded, filled small cracks with sicaflex and took a part of a flat fender to mend a bigger hole. Then we painted with a rubber paint from Ovatrol. Our bumper became as new.

 

/Ann-Sofie

Lady Annila, SM232

Present at Canarie Island



Skickat från min iPad


7 okt 2013 kl. 11:44 skrev "Richard03801" <richard03801@...>:

 

Hi Vite try sanding and painting it. That is a very costly part from Amel. 

Regards 

Richard Piller

 

Cell 603 767 5330


On Oct 6, 2013, at 8:58, <veitm@...> wrote:

 

Hello All:

Tried to search for this topic - no luck. We're thinking about replacing the rear bumper on our SM 215. Any tips on buying this from Amel or ?

Thankful for all tips.

Cheers,

Veit

ATMAN - SM215

Currently Herrington Harbor, MD


Re: [Amel] RE: Recommendation for Marine Surveyor in Fort Lauderdale area

Gene
 

Paul also did our sharki very professional



From: rossny@... <rossny@...>;
To: ;
Subject: [Amel] RE: Recommendation for Marine Surveyor in Fort Lauderdale area
Sent: Sat, Oct 12, 2013 9:05:06 PM

 

Hello Stephanie,


Joel Potter suggested we use Paul Anstey for our Maramu and he did a great job for us. I believe he has done hundreds of Amels and went right to everything on his extensive list teaching and showing us as he  went along.

We are planning to have him come again to Fort Lauderdale when the last things have been finished so our insurance company can raise the insured value. His contact info is 954-270-1949 and panstey@....


Welcome to the "family",

Best Regards,

Ross 



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

 Hi All!
 
Hope this finds you all enjoying fair winds and following seas!
 
I need a reference for a marine surveyor, familiar with AMELs, and located in the
Fort Lauderdale/Miami/ So.FL geographic area to do a technical survey on our AMEL. 
I had asked Joel a few days ago but I am sure he must be very busy at the Annapolis
 Boat Shw, preferably not just showing AMELs but taking orders!
 
Many thanks!
Stephanie


Re: Recommendation for Marine Surveyor in Fort Lauderdale area

rossny@mail.com
 

Hello Stephanie,


Joel Potter suggested we use Paul Anstey for our Maramu and he did a great job for us. I believe he has done hundreds of Amels and went right to everything on his extensive list teaching and showing us as he  went along.

We are planning to have him come again to Fort Lauderdale when the last things have been finished so our insurance company can raise the insured value. His contact info is 954-270-1949 and panstey@....


Welcome to the "family",

Best Regards,

Ross 



---In amelyachtowners@..., <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 Hi All!
 
Hope this finds you all enjoying fair winds and following seas!
 
I need a reference for a marine surveyor, familiar with AMELs, and located in the
Fort Lauderdale/Miami/ So.FL geographic area to do a technical survey on our AMEL. 
I had asked Joel a few days ago but I am sure he must be very busy at the Annapolis
 Boat Shw, preferably not just showing AMELs but taking orders!
 
Many thanks!
Stephanie


Re: [Amel] Recommendation for Marine Surveyor in Fort Lauderdale area

alessandro gennai <agennai@...>
 

hi stephnie,
me and my family arrived in Miami last june. Before our arriving I kept in touch Joel because I needed the same technical survey on my amel and joel answered to me the attached mail (his response is in red letters!). After I decided to push back the works and I stopped  in  Miami (where we are now) .
hoping it could be some interest for you
fair winds
alessandro lucetta e blu gennai
GRAND CRU supermaramu 2k #443
miami
US mobile +13059841438
facebook alex cruiser

Hello Allessandro, the answers you require are imbedded in the request you sent to me. Sorry about the delay but this office is a sales office for Amel. We are happy to help as we can with non-sales related questions but only as we are able to based on time available to us. We are short handed due to illness in the family.
 
Hi Joel,
Do you remember me?  Yes I do.
 
Me and my family are sailing towards miami and we're planning to arrive at the end of May. I have a reservation in south beach marina but I need to check the boat before to mooring in the marina.
We have the return fly to Italy the 10th of june so I'm here asking you the following:
From bahams we could arrive straight on fort lauderdale if you shoud suggest a nice marina to spend the ten days before living back in Italy You can contact Bahia Mar Marina at www.bahiamarhotel.com/marina 800 775 9558. There are several marinas on this web site. Stay only at Bahia Mar.
You can also contact the Dockmaster for the City of Fort Lauderdale for less expensive but still nice docks. You ONLY want to stay at the Las Olas marina www.fortlauderdale.gov/marinas/lasolas.htm  or 954 828 7200.
 
then we will return in Miami the 19th of August (our daughter will attend preschool in st john montessori...what do you think about???) I have no children so I know little about this. Montessori is known as a more leftist/socialist type of very liberal program to most people
 
. During our absence we can organize the work on GRAND CRU ( amel supermaramu #443)The best yard in Lauderdale and one of the best anywhere and one very familiar with Amel boats is Lauderdale Marine Centerwww.lauderdalemarinecenter.com 954 713 0333. This is where I take my Amel 54. You will need a caretaker you will pay to check on the boat as it is worked on as all the different tradesworkers are independent of the yard itself. In reality, it still costs less to do it this way than to go to the other yards that do all the work themselves. In both cases you need a caretaker as it is unwise to leave your boat for work without someone to supervise the process. You can contact Steve Leeds who works on Amel boats after sailing his family around the world in his Amel boat. I gain nothing from Steve doing anything for you, he is independent of our operation. If you like him, choose him as he does have some experience. Steve 954 608 1551 www.circumnavigators@.... This yard also has less expensive storage dockage that also allows living on the boat. You could leave the boat there until you return.
 

. pick up from water and to do antifouling
. Check the boat 
.solve the problem for shore power: we use 50hertz!!!! If your boat is as Amel made it with the same battery chargers and airconditioners, the chargers and the airconditioners will work on 50 or 60 cycle just fine. I have thirty years of Amels coming here, this is absolutely true. You cannot run the clothes washing machine but they will have nice big ones at the marinas, and you can’t use the watermaker (no need) and you can’t use the microwave on 60 cycle, you will need to run the gen set to do so. Same thing for the dishwasher. You will probably need Steve to get you an adapter for your shore power plug. It is too expensive and problematic to convert 60 to 50. Nobody with an Amel in over thirty years has done so. Nobody. Just follow the rules above and you will be fine.
 

I also wish to meet the sailmaker to show him something concerning new sails. Cal Peter Grimm 954 763 6621 and he will be happy to meet you. He is a good man.
Sincerely
Alessandro
My US mobile 7874626790
agennai@...

Inviato da iPad di Alessandro Gennai
 
I hope this is helpful for you. Let me know when and where you will go.
 
All the Best, Joel


Il giorno 11/ott/2013, alle ore 16:51, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> ha scritto:

 

 Hi All!
 
Hope this finds you all enjoying fair winds and following seas!
 
I need a reference for a marine surveyor, familiar with AMELs, and located in the
Fort Lauderdale/Miami/ So.FL geographic area to do a technical survey on our AMEL. 
I had asked Joel a few days ago but I am sure he must be very busy at the Annapolis
 Boat Shw, preferably not just showing AMELs but taking orders!
 
Many thanks!
Stephanie



Re: [Amel] Imray Vs British Admiralty charts for the caribbean?

Christoph Hartung <Hartung@...>
 

Hello,
 
beside our plotter we use Imray charts, because they show more details close to the Islands.
We found the Guides from Chris Doyle "Leewards" and "Windwards Inslands" very useful.
 
A54, #59  FLOMAIDA II
Martinique
 

Von: amelyachtowners@... [amelyachtowners@...] im Auftrag von uster@... [uster@...]
Gesendet: Samstag, 12. Oktober 2013 15:40
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: [Amel] Imray Vs British Admiralty charts for the caribbean?

 

In prevision of my trip, I am purchasing paper charts.  I have NGA and Britisth admirlaty for the Bahamas. 

For the caribbean I sample for a couple of island Imray and British Admiralty.  I tend to prefer British Admiralty which are more expensive, can I have opinion of the forum on which ones they prefer and why, and what other books, etc. they used.  Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

 

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Seabrook, Texas, USA


Key West & Bahamas Marinas?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Any recommendations for marinas in Key West, Florida as well as: Bimini , Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas? 

I plan on staying a months in each, except for Freeport (2 months) were I was recommend Ocean Reef Club Marina. 

I am looking for reasonnable prices, reliable internet access is a must.

 

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

 

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Seabrook, Texas, USA.


Imray Vs British Admiralty charts for the caribbean?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

In prevision of my trip, I am purchasing paper charts.  I have NGA and Britisth admirlaty for the Bahamas. 

For the caribbean I sample for a couple of island Imray and British Admiralty.  I tend to prefer British Admiralty which are more expensive, can I have opinion of the forum on which ones they prefer and why, and what other books, etc. they used.  Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

 

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Seabrook, Texas, USA


Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I do not remember which one we used, but it needs to have 3 features:
  1. Flexible
  2. Sandable
  3. Paintable
Bill
BeBe


On Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 9:29 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:
 

We used 291, but others could do as long as you can sand and paint it

/Ann-Sofie

Skickat från min iPad

12 okt 2013 kl. 09:43 skrev "Sailorman" <kimberlite@...>:

 

Hi,

What sikaflex did you use there seems to be a dozen products.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ann-Sofie Svanberg
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

 

 

We renovated ours.

Sanded, filled small cracks with sicaflex and took a part of a flat fender to mend a bigger hole. Then we painted with a rubber paint from Ovatrol. Our bumper became as new.

 

/Ann-Sofie

Lady Annila, SM232

Present at Canarie Island



Skickat från min iPad


7 okt 2013 kl. 11:44 skrev "Richard03801" <richard03801@...>:

 

Hi Vite try sanding and painting it. That is a very costly part from Amel. 

Regards 

Richard Piller

 


On Oct 6, 2013, at 8:58, <veitm@...> wrote:

 

Hello All:

Tried to search for this topic - no luck. We're thinking about replacing the rear bumper on our SM 215. Any tips on buying this from Amel or ?

Thankful for all tips.

Cheers,

Veit

ATMAN - SM215

Currently Herrington Harbor, MD



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Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

We used 291, but others could do as long as you can sand and paint it

/Ann-Sofie

Skickat från min iPad

12 okt 2013 kl. 09:43 skrev "Sailorman" <kimberlite@...>:

 

Hi,

What sikaflex did you use there seems to be a dozen products.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ann-Sofie Svanberg
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

 

 

We renovated ours.

Sanded, filled small cracks with sicaflex and took a part of a flat fender to mend a bigger hole. Then we painted with a rubber paint from Ovatrol. Our bumper became as new.

 

/Ann-Sofie

Lady Annila, SM232

Present at Canarie Island



Skickat från min iPad


7 okt 2013 kl. 11:44 skrev "Richard03801" <richard03801@...>:

 

Hi Vite try sanding and painting it. That is a very costly part from Amel. 

Regards 

Richard Piller

 

Cell 603 767 5330


On Oct 6, 2013, at 8:58, <veitm@...> wrote:

 

Hello All:

Tried to search for this topic - no luck. We're thinking about replacing the rear bumper on our SM 215. Any tips on buying this from Amel or ?

Thankful for all tips.

Cheers,

Veit

ATMAN - SM215

Currently Herrington Harbor, MD


Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

What sikaflex did you use there seems to be a dozen products.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Ann-Sofie Svanberg
Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:05 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

 

 

We renovated ours.

Sanded, filled small cracks with sicaflex and took a part of a flat fender to mend a bigger hole. Then we painted with a rubber paint from Ovatrol. Our bumper became as new.

 

/Ann-Sofie

Lady Annila, SM232

Present at Canarie Island



Skickat från min iPad


7 okt 2013 kl. 11:44 skrev "Richard03801" <richard03801@...>:

 

Hi Vite try sanding and painting it. That is a very costly part from Amel. 

Regards 

Richard Piller

 

Cell 603 767 5330


On Oct 6, 2013, at 8:58, <veitm@...> wrote:

 

Hello All:

Tried to search for this topic - no luck. We're thinking about replacing the rear bumper on our SM 215. Any tips on buying this from Amel or ?

Thankful for all tips.

Cheers,

Veit

ATMAN - SM215

Currently Herrington Harbor, MD


Re: Recommendation for Marine Surveyor in Fort Lauderdale area

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Stephanie,

 

Here is the surveyor we used in Ft. Lauderdale (recommended by Joel). We were VERY impressed with his knowledge of Amel and thoroughness in our survey:

 

David Huffman

954-205-3153

www.huffmanmarinesurveys.com

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 


Recommendation for Marine Surveyor in Fort Lauderdale area

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>
 

 Hi All!
 
Hope this finds you all enjoying fair winds and following seas!
 
I need a reference for a marine surveyor, familiar with AMELs, and located in the
Fort Lauderdale/Miami/ So.FL geographic area to do a technical survey on our AMEL. 
I had asked Joel a few days ago but I am sure he must be very busy at the Annapolis
 Boat Shw, preferably not just showing AMELs but taking orders!
 
Many thanks!
Stephanie


Re: [Amel] Croatia

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

David,

Yes, email to bill"at"svbebe.com

Bill


On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Peter Forbes <ppsforbes@...> wrote:
 

David,

Thank you for that information - I was thinking of taking my 54 to Croatia next season - are all the prices this high? Are there some tricks one should know?

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730

On 11 Oct 2013, at 13:01, David Worthington <captaingrey@...> wrote:

 

Thanks to all who replied to my early season request for information on places to leave my Sharki in Croatia this summer. We enjoyed our time in Croatia very much, the downside being those marina prices and being charged for anchoring or picking up a mooring buoy. Dubrovnik marina wanted to charge E86 per night in August for my Sharki (apart of course from weekends when there was a premium requested) E93!
 
I was lucky to find an alternative mooring within sight of Dubrovnik marina where my boat was well looked after by a very pleasant local couple and I paid less than a third of the marina price. I will happily pass on the contact details to other members who may be interested, it was really a perfect fit for the Sharki but I fear would not suit much larger boats
Regards David Worthington
Spirito Affine (Sharki148)
Preveza
 
 
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Croatia
 
 

Hi
What a lovely summer you will have! We spent 6weeks in Croatia last spring and it was a lovely time.
The only marinas as I can remember in the Dubrovnik area is the three ACI marinas in Gruš, Split and Trogir. Unfortunately they are not sheep.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232


Skickat från min iPad

24 apr 2013 kl. 20:10 skrev "spritoaffine" <mailto:captaingrey%40hotmail.co.uk>:

> Dear Members
> We will be moving our boat from Preveza in Greece to Croatia for 2013 and for most of the summer will be onboard and able to choose anchorage or marina on a daily basis. We will however have to leave our boat for a month or so to return to the UK for our son's wedding and wondered whether any of the Amel group had experience of and could recommend a not too expensive marina not a million miles from Dubrovnik
> Thanks in advance
> David Worthington
> Spirito Affine Sharki 148
>
>

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Re: [Amel] Croatia

Peter Forbes
 

David,

Thank you for that information - I was thinking of taking my 54 to Croatia next season - are all the prices this high? Are there some tricks one should know?

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730

On 11 Oct 2013, at 13:01, David Worthington <captaingrey@...> wrote:

 

Thanks to all who replied to my early season request for information on places to leave my Sharki in Croatia this summer. We enjoyed our time in Croatia very much, the downside being those marina prices and being charged for anchoring or picking up a mooring buoy. Dubrovnik marina wanted to charge E86 per night in August for my Sharki (apart of course from weekends when there was a premium requested) E93!
 
I was lucky to find an alternative mooring within sight of Dubrovnik marina where my boat was well looked after by a very pleasant local couple and I paid less than a third of the marina price. I will happily pass on the contact details to other members who may be interested, it was really a perfect fit for the Sharki but I fear would not suit much larger boats
Regards David Worthington
Spirito Affine (Sharki148)
Preveza
 
 
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Croatia
 
 

Hi
What a lovely summer you will have! We spent 6weeks in Croatia last spring and it was a lovely time.
The only marinas as I can remember in the Dubrovnik area is the three ACI marinas in Gruš, Split and Trogir. Unfortunately they are not sheep.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232


Skickat från min iPad

24 apr 2013 kl. 20:10 skrev "spritoaffine" <mailto:captaingrey%40hotmail.co.uk>:

> Dear Members
> We will be moving our boat from Preveza in Greece to Croatia for 2013 and for most of the summer will be onboard and able to choose anchorage or marina on a daily basis. We will however have to leave our boat for a month or so to return to the UK for our son's wedding and wondered whether any of the Amel group had experience of and could recommend a not too expensive marina not a million miles from Dubrovnik
> Thanks in advance
> David Worthington
> Spirito Affine Sharki 148
>
>

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel] Croatia

spritoaffine
 

Thanks to all who replied to my early season request for information on places to leave my Sharki in Croatia this summer. We enjoyed our time in Croatia very much, the downside being those marina prices and being charged for anchoring or picking up a mooring buoy. Dubrovnik marina wanted to charge E86 per night in August for my Sharki (apart of course from weekends when there was a premium requested) E93!
 
I was lucky to find an alternative mooring within sight of Dubrovnik marina where my boat was well looked after by a very pleasant local couple and I paid less than a third of the marina price. I will happily pass on the contact details to other members who may be interested, it was really a perfect fit for the Sharki but I fear would not suit much larger boats
Regards David Worthington
Spirito Affine (Sharki148)
Preveza
 
 

Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Croatia
 
 

Hi
What a lovely summer you will have! We spent 6weeks in Croatia last spring and it was a lovely time.
The only marinas as I can remember in the Dubrovnik area is the three ACI marinas in Gruš, Split and Trogir. Unfortunately they are not sheep.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232


Skickat från min iPad

24 apr 2013 kl. 20:10 skrev "spritoaffine" <mailto:captaingrey%40hotmail.co.uk>:

> Dear Members
> We will be moving our boat from Preveza in Greece to Croatia for 2013 and for most of the summer will be onboard and able to choose anchorage or marina on a daily basis. We will however have to leave our boat for a month or so to return to the UK for our son's wedding and wondered whether any of the Amel group had experience of and could recommend a not too expensive marina not a million miles from Dubrovnik
> Thanks in advance
> David Worthington
> Spirito Affine Sharki 148
>
>

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Re: [Amel] Super Maramu rear bumper

kanalmamman@...
 

 Hi Eric

At last I am at my normal PC. The paint is calle Owatrol Deco, White. It is some sort of elastic and it is glossy, makes it look really nice.

I'l post a picture of it in the Photosection, Album Lady Annila.

 

Ann-Sofie

S/Y Lady Annila
SM 232

at Canary lslands, preparing for the Caribbean


[Amel] Maintenance free batteries

Eric Freedman
 

Bill,

It is some brand made down south. Not a name brand and my dealer put his own name on it. I bought them through my alternator, starter motor dealer

For $155- each. My last set also were refillable they were made by interstate.

 

Group 31. 200 AH.

 

I also got replacement battery nuts from NAPA they are identical to what Amel uses and are made of plastic so they do crack.

 

 Both this set and my burned up set can be refilled without removing them.

The other set had fill caps hidden under labels. I believe all “sealed” no maintenance batteries have fill holes, usually they are just hidden under labels. I assume that they have to be filed after assembly.

However I have a 12 battery bank and the ones inboard had to be reversed so I can get to the refill side of the batteries.

 

I have a sneaky feeling that if I knew that my previous set could be refilled I would have not needed to replace these batteries.

I only found the fill plugs on the interstate batteries when the whole bank was dying heading home from st martin. In frustration I started pulling off labels and lo and behold below the label on the interstate were 6 individual plugs I had to look very closely to even see the caps.

 

Unfortunately- the interstate batteries had the plates showing and when I filled them with 3 gallons of water-they started fuming and I had  to shut down the whole bank and run home on the genset.

 

You might take a good look under the labels on your batteries and see what you discover.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 

 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Bill & Judy Rouse
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 2:19 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Maintenance free batteries

 

 

Eric,

 

What brand batteries...and did you have to pull the battery out of the compartment, or disconnect the battery to remove the top?

 

Bill

BeBe, #387

 

On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Sailorman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

I installed a new set of batteries maintenance free and a new charger this spring.

Being plugged in most of the time with little use of the boat, I turned off the new master volt charger a number of times.  At times as the only thing running when I was not on board was the reefer.

 

I had spoken to the manufacturer of the batteries and he said there is no such thing as a no maintenance

Battery and he instructed me how to remove the cover on my batteries. In my case, a broad screwdriver under the edge of the top opens all the cells in one strip exposing all the cells.

I just added 1 ½ gallons of water to the batteries. I bought one of those battery pourers from amazon

 

http://www.amazon.com/Plews-75-030-Capacity-Plastic-Battery/dp/B000RFUF12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381471382&sr=8-1&keywords=battery+water+filler

 

 

It is a no brainer but now after every passage I will refill the batteries.

I believe this is a great part of our battery problems-exposed plates.

 

Also with the covers off you can use the higher voltage on the charger and “equalize the batteries.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 

 


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Re: [Amel] Maintenance free batteries

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

What brand batteries...and did you have to pull the battery out of the compartment, or disconnect the battery to remove the top?

Bill
BeBe, #387


On Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 6:07 AM, Sailorman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
 

I installed a new set of batteries maintenance free and a new charger this spring.

Being plugged in most of the time with little use of the boat, I turned off the new master volt charger a number of times.  At times as the only thing running when I was not on board was the reefer.

 

I had spoken to the manufacturer of the batteries and he said there is no such thing as a no maintenance

Battery and he instructed me how to remove the cover on my batteries. In my case, a broad screwdriver under the edge of the top opens all the cells in one strip exposing all the cells.

I just added 1 ½ gallons of water to the batteries. I bought one of those battery pourers from amazon

 

http://www.amazon.com/Plews-75-030-Capacity-Plastic-Battery/dp/B000RFUF12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381471382&sr=8-1&keywords=battery+water+filler

 

 

It is a no brainer but now after every passage I will refill the batteries.

I believe this is a great part of our battery problems-exposed plates.

 

Also with the covers off you can use the higher voltage on the charger and “equalize the batteries.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 



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Maintenance free batteries

Eric Freedman
 

I installed a new set of batteries maintenance free and a new charger this spring.

Being plugged in most of the time with little use of the boat, I turned off the new master volt charger a number of times.  At times as the only thing running when I was not on board was the reefer.

 

I had spoken to the manufacturer of the batteries and he said there is no such thing as a no maintenance

Battery and he instructed me how to remove the cover on my batteries. In my case, a broad screwdriver under the edge of the top opens all the cells in one strip exposing all the cells.

I just added 1 ½ gallons of water to the batteries. I bought one of those battery pourers from amazon

 

http://www.amazon.com/Plews-75-030-Capacity-Plastic-Battery/dp/B000RFUF12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381471382&sr=8-1&keywords=battery+water+filler

 

 

It is a no brainer but now after every passage I will refill the batteries.

I believe this is a great part of our battery problems-exposed plates.

 

Also with the covers off you can use the higher voltage on the charger and “equalize the batteries.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

 


Super Maramu rear bumper

Eric Freedman
 

Someone had a bumper made of some sort of foam rubber.

Then covered it with fabric.

Does anyone remember what kind of foam rubber was used?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite