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Amel Super Maramu for Sale

Frédéric houdaille <fhoudaille@...>
 

Good morning everyone,
Happy New Year!!!!
After about two years of a wonderful family voyage with our SM, we are sailing Zazen.
We are currently in Saint Lucia and our plan is to be back home (West of Philadelphia) in May. We will be exploring the Caribbeans on the way North.
Should someone be interested, please let us know, Thanks.
Cheers,
Frederic Houdaille
Zazen
SM 404


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] flexible rubber coupling

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Allessandro
As this flex coupling has been modified by Amel, it is best to order directly from them. Cost as 331.08 Euros
Paul & Susan LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362
Currently in St. John, USVI


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2015 06:21:17 -0800
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] flexible rubber coupling

 

hi friends,
now I'm in puerto rico and I broke the flexible coupling in between gearbox and shaft.
My boat is amel supermaramu 2k red line #443 launched in 2004 motor Yanmar and gearbox ZF ZFE 25
I'm wondering if someone could tell me the brand and type of this piece
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
alessandro
GRAND CRU


Super Maramu Rigging tension

Terence Singh
 

I am sheepishly writing this as I feel that this topic has been addressed numerous times with many responses.

Old age may be creeping in on my side as I am still unable to sift through all the information and find a definative method for adjusting the tension to a correct set point on our standing rigging.

I hear the following from previous comments

-  masts must be vertical in relation to the deck. 

- Rigging must be tight, tighter than conventionaly built boats

- No bend in the masts at all

Can anyone help me simply understand what tight rigging means? How do I simply know when to stop turning the turn buckles.

Any help here would help put my wifes mind to rest as Dena continually asks this question of me.

Many thanks

Terry&Denna

SV Libby

SM#196 San Diego


Re: coupling bolts

Alan Leslie
 

In my opinion, keeping them tight is the ONLY option !
I'm sure they break because they come loose.
Cheers
Alan 
SV Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge pump recommendation - AMFA out of business?

Eric Freedman
 

Richard,

What model pump is this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 2:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge pump recommendation - AMFA out of business?

 

 

Alex we used a high capacity Whale diagram 24v pump. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All

Capt Richard 

RP Yacht Brokerage

Newport RI 

We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's

Cell 603 767 5330


On Dec 31, 2014, at 13:30, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning,

Had a bilge pump failure… so went to a store to ask for rebuilt kit and they told me AMFA was out of business…

Can anyone confirm that?

Also, does anyone has recommendation as a quality bilge pump replacement?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
In Fort Lauderdale for repair.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge pump recommendation - AMFA out of business?

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

No,
It is not correct,
AMFA re-dessign the pump and the new dessign integrate a new gear.
Parts are not the same between old and new !
JLuc on CottonBay


Le 31/12/2014 20:30, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :
 
Hi Alexandre,
I replaced mine a few years ago with a Jabsco pump.  It pumps a little more water, is a little louder, and has worked flawlessly.  I had to build a small shelf to locate it where the old one was.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Dec 31, 2014, at 1:30 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning,

Had a bilge pump failure… so went to a store to ask for rebuilt kit and they told me AMFA was out of business…

Can anyone confirm that?

Also, does anyone has recommendation as a quality bilge pump replacement?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
In Fort Lauderdale for repair.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: After Market Service

Eric Freedman
 

Ron,

How long will you be in Simpson bay?

I am at SBYC slip C12 and should return the 15th of January.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2015 10:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: After Market Service

 

 

Amel Caraibe is now, indeed, based in Le Marin Martinique. We just left after an emergency stop, which Jean Collin of Amel and his team solved very efficiently. Excellent set up with highly qualified engineers. Jean's support and commitment is truly exceptional! Getting into the marina is a bit troublesome as it is always very much fully booked. However with over 30 Amel yachts based in Le Marin Amel owners seem to have a bit of priority. Le Marin has every bit of technical support one would be looking for. Good place to have repair work done.
We actually had a similar experience with Amel Hyeres where we stayed last summer. Excellent support with the Amel staff going way beyond their line of duty. Truly amazing support as well.
Ron Heyselaar, LILY, Amel 54, hull 157, Simpson Bay, St Maarten.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Shroud Covers

Alan Leslie
 

The covers on my shrouds were tight, and worn out. I replaced them with sizes to match the shroud diameters, but particularly the forward lowers are now wearing where the sheets are in contact with them, I think it would be better to have larger diameters covers that could roll with the sheets.
My previous boat had PVC electrical conduit about twice the diameter of the shrouds and that worked well, until the UV broke them down, but of course you have to dismantle the rigging to get them on.
I may do that for the fwd lowers.

Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM437 


Re: After Market Service

Ron Heyselaar <ronheyselaar@...>
 

Amel Caraibe is now, indeed, based in Le Marin Martinique. We just left after an emergency stop, which Jean Collin of Amel and his team solved very efficiently. Excellent set up with highly qualified engineers. Jean's support and commitment is truly exceptional! Getting into the marina is a bit troublesome as it is always very much fully booked. However with over 30 Amel yachts based in Le Marin Amel owners seem to have a bit of priority. Le Marin has every bit of technical support one would be looking for. Good place to have repair work done.
We actually had a similar experience with Amel Hyeres where we stayed last summer. Excellent support with the Amel staff going way beyond their line of duty. Truly amazing support as well.
Ron Heyselaar, LILY, Amel 54, hull 157, Simpson Bay, St Maarten.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Shroud Covers

Eric Freedman
 

Hi did you use rigid PVC.

If so did you split the PVC or did you just cut a slit in it?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2015 3:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Shroud Covers

 

 

Ian,

 

I have not seen the Amel covers but I had impression they were somewhat tight fitting. The PVC pipe I used was quite a bit larger than the wire so as not to trap anything. Nathan Bossett who is on this list and now owns my former boat could say exactly but I think perhaps the inner diameter of the PVC is 20 or 22mm. It was open on the bottom so water could run freely. 



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

Hello Dave,

I am not so sure that the Amel covers are that tight. I use the large (12mm) ones on all the main mast lowers which provide a fairly loose fit. What size tubing are you using?

Ian SM414 (2003) Crusader Cyprus

On 29/12/2014 19:38, dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Ian,

 

Many riggers recommend against the use of tightly fitting covers over standing rigging. I agree with them. What I use on the lower sections to prevent sheets from chafing is some PVC pipe from the hardware store. If you don't wish to remove any fittings, you can slit the PVC with a saw and then use some tie-wraps which can be covered with vinyl tape. 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Shroud Covers

Dave_Benjamin
 

Ian,

I have not seen the Amel covers but I had impression they were somewhat tight fitting. The PVC pipe I used was quite a bit larger than the wire so as not to trap anything. Nathan Bossett who is on this list and now owns my former boat could say exactly but I think perhaps the inner diameter of the PVC is 20 or 22mm. It was open on the bottom so water could run freely. 


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

Hello Dave,

I am not so sure that the Amel covers are that tight. I use the large (12mm) ones on all the main mast lowers which provide a fairly loose fit. What size tubing are you using?

Ian SM414 (2003) Crusader Cyprus

On 29/12/2014 19:38, dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Ian,


Many riggers recommend against the use of tightly fitting covers over standing rigging. I agree with them. What I use on the lower sections to prevent sheets from chafing is some PVC pipe from the hardware store. If you don't wish to remove any fittings, you can slit the PVC with a saw and then use some tie-wraps which can be covered with vinyl tape. 


flexible rubber coupling

agennai@...
 

hi friends,

now I'm in puerto rico and I broke the flexible coupling in between gearbox and shaft.

My boat is amel supermaramu 2k red line #443 launched in 2004 motor Yanmar and gearbox ZF ZFE 25

I'm wondering if someone could tell me the brand and type of this piece

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

alessandro

GRAND CRU


Re: [Amel Yacht OwnersAfter Market Service

eljaroellinghoff@...
 

Yes Oliver thanks for your explane.
I trust amel an will look for a Sm next week in france.

Reguards Elja Röllinghoff
Sy Bijorka
Amel Euros 39


Re: [Amel Yacht OwnersAfter Market Service

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Olivier,
That explains it !
We trust Maud and baby are doing well.
All the best for 2015
Best regards
Alan
SV Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht OwnersAfter Market Service

Beaute Olivier
 

Good evening and happy new year,

Maud just had a baby, this is why some of you had to deal with Emilie during the "temporary replacement".
Maud should be back in January. Imagine that Emilie, who was new to AMEL boats, had to struggle a bit to understand all of your queries, with all the particulars of the AMEL boats.
Last year, Colette (the other SAV secretary) retired. This may explain why there's a little more delay in the SAV responses.

I'm sure this will shortly come back to normal. Be patient and for those in urgent need of parts/advice, don't just send an e-mail but also give them a short call (to say you've sent an e-mail).

Fair winds to everyone!!!

Olivier BEAUTE.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Bilge Pump indicator light

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian,

I have replaced this, but it was about six years ago and I do not remember exactly.

I replaced it with a LED fixture which was mounted through the existing hole from the back, then secured in place with a threaded ring from the front.

I think I only loosened the breakers enough to get the old fixture/bulb out and the new one in.

Good luck.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
sent from my tablet

On Jan 2, 2015 5:09 AM, "Ian Shepherd sv_freespirit@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thank you Alexandre. From your pictures it looks like you may have the original bilge pump bulb. It's quite difficult to get at and I guess I am going to have to snip the wires and push the fixture out from behind. I would image that when the boat was built this bulb was fitted to the 24V board before the surrounding items made access difficult.

For sure I am going to replace it with an LED which should last a long time.

Happy New Year to you and all on this site.

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader Cyprus.


On 30/12/2014 11:20, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Good morning Ian,

I have not, but I suspect the previous owner did.

I added a few pictures at the end of:
http://nikimat.com/diruptor_24_volt_panel.html

I added some note:
Bilge pump ON/OFF Switch (in red in the middle)
Blue and purple electric wires going to the light of the bilge pump (I put a yellow arrow)

Then I posted 3 pictures of the light "Gas/Stove" (propane or butane depending of your countries).
On my boat I know this is the correct light since I replaced it. And it is a bayonet.

Then I put 2 pictures with a "not sure" if this is for the Bilge pump light (these lights were on the boat when I purchased it).
I don't know how you call these.

Wish I could help more, sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Temporary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA for repair & maintenance

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 12/29/14, Ian Shepherd sv_freespirit@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Bilge Pump indicator light
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Date: Monday, December 29, 2014, 7:25 AM


 









Has anyone replaced the bilge pump operating light
on the SM 24V panel?

It looks a little tricky to get out. Does the bulb come out
of it's

holder by twisting or bayonet action, or is it a hard wired
pea bulb?

Any info might save unnecessary trouble before removing the
circuit

breakers nearby to gain access to the back of the lamp. An
LED

replacement would be for the better I think if the whole
lamp unit needs

to be replaced.



Happy New Year to all.



Ian Shepherd SM 2K 414 Crusader (2003) Cyprus


















Posted by: Ian Shepherd






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Shroud Covers

TERENCE SINGH <terencesingh@...>
 

Greetings Ian.
Based upon discussions I have had with Riggers up and down the West Coast, lots of research on the net and our imminent circumnavigation departure in January 2015, we had our entire rig removed, masts/booms rebuilt and all standing rigging replaced last April. SV Libby is now 17 years old and has many miles under her keel. If we were to remain coastal cruising we may have delayed this work by another couple of years…perhaps. 

Terry&Dena
SV Libby SM#196
San Diego




On Jan 2, 2015, at 9:20 AM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi Ian.
I changed mine at 13 years old. No obvious signs of corrosion but rust tint showing at the lower ends of all the shrouds at the fittings.
When they were removed I had them cut the compression fittings apart on two of them.  Found significant corrosion on both of the cables under the fittings.

If you are headed offshore I'd be thinking about changing them.

Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jan 2, 2015, at 6:25 AM, Ian Shepherd sv_freespirit@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark and Richard,

your comments are received with much interest. I have taken a good look at my rigging and there certainly is a gooey coating between the strands though no obvious signs of corrosion, at least on the outside. I will make a point to give them all a good scrub and power wash this spring.

This leads me on to another question. When have owners changed their standing rigging? Crusader is coming up to 12 years old but has only sailed 25,000 nms. There seems to be no signs of corrosion around the bottle screw junctions and I always inspect before every sail. I have seen Amels with broken strands twice, and both were on the main mast lowers.

Does anyone have some sound advice on how to tell when it's time to renew?

Ian Shepherd SM414 Crusader Cyprus

On 29/12/2014 16:14, Richard03801 richard03801@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 
Hi Mark when we removed ours the wire was full of salt and dirt. It took a while to gently flushed the stuff off with Joy dish soap and water.  Never! Will we cover them again.
Hey HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !!!!

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Dec 29, 2014, at 10:57, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Not wishing to open a can of worms here but, I was recently at a workshop on rigging. I was told, one of the worst things to do on stainless steel rigging was to cover it (especially with plastic). This traps salt water in the porous stainless metal and accelerates corrosion. 

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] 
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 8:37 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Shroud Covers

I have found a source of split plastic shroud covers in the UK. 
http://www.piplers.co.uk/chandlery/rope-and-rigging/wire-rigging/stainless-steel-carbine-hooks-with-key-lock

They are drainpipe white in colour and cost €2 each. They will deliver 
outside the UK to Europe for an approximate cost of £6 fixed charge up 
to 10 kgs in weight.

The length is 1.8 metres which is the same as the originals from Amel.

I hope that this of use.

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader (2003) Cyprus








Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Shroud Covers

karkauai
 

Hi Ian.
I changed mine at 13 years old. No obvious signs of corrosion but rust tint showing at the lower ends of all the shrouds at the fittings.
When they were removed I had them cut the compression fittings apart on two of them.  Found significant corrosion on both of the cables under the fittings.

If you are headed offshore I'd be thinking about changing them.

Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jan 2, 2015, at 6:25 AM, Ian Shepherd sv_freespirit@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark and Richard,

your comments are received with much interest. I have taken a good look at my rigging and there certainly is a gooey coating between the strands though no obvious signs of corrosion, at least on the outside. I will make a point to give them all a good scrub and power wash this spring.

This leads me on to another question. When have owners changed their standing rigging? Crusader is coming up to 12 years old but has only sailed 25,000 nms. There seems to be no signs of corrosion around the bottle screw junctions and I always inspect before every sail. I have seen Amels with broken strands twice, and both were on the main mast lowers.

Does anyone have some sound advice on how to tell when it's time to renew?

Ian Shepherd SM414 Crusader Cyprus

On 29/12/2014 16:14, Richard03801 richard03801@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 
Hi Mark when we removed ours the wire was full of salt and dirt. It took a while to gently flushed the stuff off with Joy dish soap and water.  Never! Will we cover them again.
Hey HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !!!!

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Dec 29, 2014, at 10:57, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Not wishing to open a can of worms here but, I was recently at a workshop on rigging. I was told, one of the worst things to do on stainless steel rigging was to cover it (especially with plastic). This traps salt water in the porous stainless metal and accelerates corrosion.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 8:37 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Shroud Covers

I have found a source of split plastic shroud covers in the UK.
http://www.piplers.co.uk/chandlery/rope-and-rigging/wire-rigging/stainless-steel-carbine-hooks-with-key-lock

They are drainpipe white in colour and cost €2 each. They will deliver
outside the UK to Europe for an approximate cost of £6 fixed charge up
to 10 kgs in weight.

The length is 1.8 metres which is the same as the originals from Amel.

I hope that this of use.

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader (2003) Cyprus

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



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Shroud Covers

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi when you clean the stays  you may NOT want to power spray them as it will force some of that fine grit into the mesh. You may want to use a sponge and some Joy dish soap as it will work well with cold water.  The second benefit is that the sponge will catch any broken strands and not your hands. 
    A good way to inspect the stays is to use and old pair of stocking and leather gloves go up the mast check the fitting at the top of issues then come down cleaning/ wiping the stays with the old stocking they will snag any fish hooks/ broken wire be sure to wear leather gloves. If you find a hook replace the stay.
      Amel has supplied us with great hardware better then most other builders don't be in a hurry to change the rig for the sake of change. And when it's need go with a high quality supplier, one uses only quality material. 


Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Jan 2, 2015, at 06:25, Ian Shepherd sv_freespirit@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark and Richard,

your comments are received with much interest. I have taken a good look at my rigging and there certainly is a gooey coating between the strands though no obvious signs of corrosion, at least on the outside. I will make a point to give them all a good scrub and power wash this spring.

This leads me on to another question. When have owners changed their standing rigging? Crusader is coming up to 12 years old but has only sailed 25,000 nms. There seems to be no signs of corrosion around the bottle screw junctions and I always inspect before every sail. I have seen Amels with broken strands twice, and both were on the main mast lowers.

Does anyone have some sound advice on how to tell when it's time to renew?

Ian Shepherd SM414 Crusader Cyprus

On 29/12/2014 16:14, Richard03801 richard03801@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 
Hi Mark when we removed ours the wire was full of salt and dirt. It took a while to gently flushed the stuff off with Joy dish soap and water.  Never! Will we cover them again.
Hey HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !!!!

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Dec 29, 2014, at 10:57, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Not wishing to open a can of worms here but, I was recently at a workshop on rigging. I was told, one of the worst things to do on stainless steel rigging was to cover it (especially with plastic). This traps salt water in the porous stainless metal and accelerates corrosion.

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 8:37 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Shroud Covers

I have found a source of split plastic shroud covers in the UK.
http://www.piplers.co.uk/chandlery/rope-and-rigging/wire-rigging/stainless-steel-carbine-hooks-with-key-lock

They are drainpipe white in colour and cost €2 each. They will deliver
outside the UK to Europe for an approximate cost of £6 fixed charge up
to 10 kgs in weight.

The length is 1.8 metres which is the same as the originals from Amel.

I hope that this of use.

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader (2003) Cyprus

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



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Shroud Covers

Ian Shepherd
 

Hello Dave,

I am not so sure that the Amel covers are that tight. I use the large (12mm) ones on all the main mast lowers which provide a fairly loose fit. What size tubing are you using?

Ian SM414 (2003) Crusader Cyprus

On 29/12/2014 19:38, dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Ian,


Many riggers recommend against the use of tightly fitting covers over standing rigging. I agree with them. What I use on the lower sections to prevent sheets from chafing is some PVC pipe from the hardware store. If you don't wish to remove any fittings, you can slit the PVC with a saw and then use some tie-wraps which can be covered with vinyl tape.