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Galley Stove/camping gaz

tango708@...
 

I have recently purchased SM hull 180 (1996) and am having trouble getting gas to the stove to light.  I have filled the blue bottles with  propane, there is a switch by the watermaker pannel that says GAZ with two options "0" or "F".  I have tried both positions but assume that F=flow.  The GAZ regulator in turned on at the tank but I am still not getting any fuel at the stove.  Does anyone have a earlier SM that can offer some advice?  Is there an electronic switch somewhere in the system i.e. solenoid switch.  I do not see one on the panel and can't find one in the port cockpit or gas locker.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,
Will Stout
SM180
Anni Bea True
Currently in Puerto Rico



Re: New to the Group

Michael Ladd
 

Thanks again All

This site has been a treasure trove of information for Sandra and I, can't thank you guys enough!
As well you've all managed to stir up quit the hornets nest around here, and there not supposed to be out right now as it's the middle of winter! The discussions around the dinner table have been great fun disseminating all the information from the group.
We're still mixed on a boat the Maramu sounds great in that it has more simplistic systems and less to go wrong on the long haul (The KISS system) and I can definitely relate to that living and flying here in the North.
Although The thought of a Mango or SM with more systems and room are enticing as we will be in our 60's when it comes to this great adventure, the debate rages on thanks Andy.
Alexandre thank you much for the financial input that has been very helpful in our discussions especially having to put 20% into a boat in the first year and then 10% year after year, those numbers seem to match everything that we have read so far. Would spending $2 - $3000 a month at sea for provisions and maintenance  be a fair assessment. 
Purchasing a boat and registering it is still something that we our debating, where and how to keep the costs down, we're open to suggestions. Also are there andy books out there on 220 volt electrical systems that anyone would recommend.
Dave your recommendation on a Dingy is on our list we've been doing some research already on this as it would be fun to get our two boy's involved as well ( 5 and 8). The sailing lessons would be great but because we are so isolated up here I don't think it's possible, were a 17 hr drive from Toronto and 4hr to the nearest city one way. Although having said that as we get closer to retirement we do plan on taking some coastal/offshore courses and lessons as well as going on some of these OPO charters.
Mark I'm pretty sure Sandra will be in touch with Cindy through the blog as the questions mount, thank you.
Paul & Kerstin all I can say is I'm envious you're where I want to be.
I hope I have not left anyone out and if I have my apologies, you have all been very helpful.

Michael

Oh ya "A sail of two idiots" is on the list as well


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Little or no water pressure in shower mixers

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Ben

 

I am glad you made some progress - having read other responses I wonder now if we need to check the state of our accumulator, pumps, etc – our shower is acceptable but we do get some variation in flow which can lead to temperature fluctuations so maybe this is an early sign of other problems around the corner.

 

Regards

 

Andrew

 

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 3:14 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Little or no water pressure in shower mixers

 

 

I did as you did and got satisfactory pressure.  still a bit low and lower flow than I want but its ok now.

thanks

Ben

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Little or no water pressure in shower mixers

bddriver50@...
 

I did as you did and got satisfactory pressure.  still a bit low and lower flow than I want but its ok now.

thanks

Ben



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Little or no water pressure in shower mixers

bddriver50@...
 

Thanks for all the information; I will run down all these possibilities.  I do have a partial fix already:  I cleaned the screen filters on the mixer units and immediately had satisfactory pressure but still low.  The water pump accumulator tank is no longer there (pump was replaced seven years ago with no accumulator tank). there is one behind the hot water heater which I will check out.  I also noticed a serious crimp in the pump's water intake which restricts the flow.  replacing that cooper elbow should help as well and - maybe - rebuilding or replacing the pump.  For now it works, but still need to trouble shot all you recommend.


thanks

Ben



Re: windyty

Michael Ladd
 

John 

Very cool site love it.

Michael


Re: User Groups

Michael Ladd
 

Hi All

Thanks for the input on everything so far, Sandra and I have been going over many things and are finding that we are getting a little swamped with info but it's been great fun. I'm amazed at the wealth of information and friendliness on this site it has been a great help so far.
Bill noonsite is now in our favourites list very interesting and helpful site.
Mark chapmans piloting and seamanship book is in our amazon wishlist
Ric we've been going over  the OPO website and it is on our "todo" list.
and John's windy site is now in our favourites, very cool site

Thanks All
and if any other idea's come to mind we're all ears

Michael


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SV Libby and the Blueplanet Odyssey

Giovanni TESTA
 


Hi Terry,
thanks so much for that.
Ciao
Giovanni&Marina
 

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Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 8:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SV Libby and the Blueplanet Odyssey

 

Hi Giovani, I am not the spokes person for the BPO but will state that Jimmy is going to discuss what happens to the BPO schedule with the fleet once we all get to Tahiti in May. I will provide an update then.


Terry
SV Libby
SM#196
Galapagos


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volkswagen engine

Halidun Karagoz
 

Hi Ofer, 
I have a VW 140 TDI. I am very satisfied with the engine. Although the engine itself is extinct (vw marine discontinued ) the parts are readily available worldwide, as they are the same with vw vans. 

Cheers 
Haldun 
SV AMANIN A54 no 164 
Marmaris 





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Konu: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volkswagen engine

 

Hi to all,

It looks like I am not the only one enjoying the process of finding the right Amel and learning a lot from this great forum. 

I am looking for a young Amel 54.

I would like to have your opinion on the Volkswagen engine compare with a Volvo ?

  Thanks,

Ofer 

Ofer Magen


windyty

jjjk12s@...
 

I don't know if the website www.windyty.com has been mentioned here before it is really good. If you pay for your data download it probably uses quite a bit but gives a great presentation of wind patterns.


John, Maramu #91 Popeye, port Douglas, Australia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New to the Group

richard.colebatch <no_reply@...>
 

Michael,

For what it's worth, and there are thousands of books out there to assist you with your plan, however one I have just read is "A Sail of Two Idiots" by Renee Petrillo.  While I have been sailing for 40 plus years and completed many OS deliveries, I really did enjoy her light hearted, entertaining writing style.  The couple had never sailed before they bought their first yacht.  She explains most of the pitfalls they experienced being non sailors.

Good Luck

Richard (No Amel yet)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Battery Charger for Libby

Terence Singh
 

Very helpful Kent.
Many thanks.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SV Libby and the Blueplanet Odyssey

Terence Singh
 

Looking forward to it!

Just an interesting tid bit. We had dinner at Pablo's a few nights ago and he brought out his log book of all the boats and crew he entertained over the years. To my delight, on the first page of our book Ocean Pearl, Danny had dined there back in 2010!
We glued our boat card and left our comments as well. 

Terry&Dena
SV Libby
SM#196
Galapagos


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SV Libby and the Blueplanet Odyssey

Terence Singh
 

Hi Giovani, I am not the spokes person for the BPO but will state that Jimmy is going to discuss what happens to the BPO schedule with the fleet once we all get to Tahiti in May. I will provide an update then.

Terry
SV Libby
SM#196
Galapagos


Volkswagen engine

ofer magen
 

Hi to all,

It looks like I am not the only one enjoying the process of finding the right Amel and learning a lot from this great forum. 

I am looking for a young Amel 54.

I would like to have your opinion on the Volkswagen engine compare with a Volvo ?

  Thanks,

Ofer 

Ofer Magen


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bungee Rope in Booms

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

Hint:

You will know you have it right when lifting up the boom about 1 to 1.5 feet, by hand, the bungee takes up all of the slack in the line.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
sent from my tablet

On Mar 3, 2015 1:07 PM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill!

Trial and error is what I do best!

With best regards,

Mark

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bungee Rope in Booms

Mark,

1/2" is a little larger than original, but works better, I think...getting
them adjusted correctly does require trial and error.

BTW, Amel had these already made up with the black/white line
attached...maybe they still do

Bill

BeBe 387

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 10:14 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

My bungee boom lift systems need to be replaced. The cords are not
recognizable and are dried and shriveled. I searched the forum but didn’t
find anything on this.

I was thinking ½” marine grade would be sufficient but thought I would ask.
Does anyone know the width of the bungee cords I should purchase to replace
the old ones?

With best regards,

Mark

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Will,

I do not have it, but go to www.dessalator.com click on the British flag, then after sales service.

You will find the manual you want there.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
sent from my tablet

On Mar 3, 2015 12:39 PM, "tango708@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a watermaker manual for a hull number around SM hull# 180.  I believe it is a 50 liter/hr version and is identical to the 60 liter/hr version.  What I am looking for is a wiring diagram and operating instructions.

Regards,
Will



Re: New to the Group

sbmesasailor
 

I guess it's time for me to chime in on this thread as well.  We bought our 1982 Maramu, Libertad, in 2001.  It was very basic with only a VHF radio and GPS.  No radar, no autopilot, no single sideband, etc.  It did have electric jib furling which we removed and replaced with manual.  We replaced the rigging in 2002 and again in 2013 (during our stay in OZ).  For the next 10 years we learned the boat by sailing to the Santa Barbara Channel Islands and to Cabo San Lucas (3 Baha Ha Ha's).  Over those ten years we gradually added components we felt were necessary for long term cruising.  We probably did spend an additional 20% or more (as has been noted by others) to bring the boat up to readiness but we were able to spread the cost over a ten year period which made it easier to swallow.  Because we held off on many of the electronic additions until the last few years, we could take advantage of the latest technology.  This was particularly effective for the watermaker, autopilot, EPIRB, Iridium satellite phone, solar panels, and single sideband.

As we were in NA during this time, we converted the shore power system to 125V 50 amp.  This did put us at a disadvantage for world cruising which we remedied with a 220-125 transformer purchased in OZ.  However, this allowed us to continue to use all our power tools and appliances that we had used at home and not have to purchase replacements in 220.  Believe it or not we have never rewired the boat and have only had to replace one cable running from the solenoid to the windlass due to corrosion.  I'm sure this is trouble just waiting to happen but we keep our fingers crossed.

Fortunately the headliner was corrected by the previous owner which can be a miserable (costly if done by others) repair.  Other than that, I would say that all other work we've done on the boat has been maintenance related rather design related -which is saying volumes for Henri Amel.  We have not repowered and now have 9500 hours on the original Perkins 4-154 and it fires right up, runs smooth, but is leaking oil and certainly much less efficient than what's available now.

Regardless of the path you take in acquiring and preparing your boat, I have one general suggestion.  Share the responsibilities.  For us, I took on the role of Operations Manager concentrating on all the things that made the boat go.  My wife took on the role of Communications Officer concentrating on everything having to do with where we were going  and what we were going to do once we got there.  All other things not directly related to one or the other of these categories seem to naturally fall to one or the other of us.  The beauty of this was that we both felt fully engaged and committed to the adventure and kept us communicating and "talking up" the plan.  There was never any need for a Plan B. 

Good Luck
Dennis Johns
Maramu #121
Barcelona, Spain 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bungee Rope in Booms

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks Bill!



Trial and error is what I do best!





With best regards,



Mark



Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff



www.creampuff.us



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 12:20 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bungee Rope in Booms





Mark,



1/2" is a little larger than original, but works better, I think...getting
them adjusted correctly does require trial and error.



BTW, Amel had these already made up with the black/white line
attached...maybe they still do



Bill

BeBe 387

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 10:14 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



My bungee boom lift systems need to be replaced. The cords are not
recognizable and are dried and shriveled. I searched the forum but didn’t
find anything on this.



I was thinking ½” marine grade would be sufficient but thought I would ask.
Does anyone know the width of the bungee cords I should purchase to replace
the old ones?







With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us









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Dessalator

tango708@...
 

Does anyone have a watermaker manual for a hull number around SM hull# 180.  I believe it is a 50 liter/hr version and is identical to the 60 liter/hr version.  What I am looking for is a wiring diagram and operating instructions.

Regards,
Will