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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] My boat sold - looking for a SM

Chris Flack
 

I have sailed on Troy with its owner Ugur (a retired ships captain) and it is in great condition - he has replaced nearly everything on her.

 

Cheers
Chris Hemera SM031

 

 

On 24-03-2015 04:57, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Hello!

I looked at this 1994 SM, and it was in very good condition, the green color looked much better in real life than on pictures, reason for not buying was the VAT issue, for a person where this is not an issue it's highly recommended to have a look at it. It's just to turn the key and go sailing
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FW: ampoules voyants tableau

Mark Erdos
 

It is a little different. I have a red wire on the far left (outside) 12+
terminal. It is hard to tell in the picture but do you have a jump wire
connecting the two 12+ terminals together?







With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 2:41 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FW: ampoules voyants tableau





Mark,



I have 10 points, going for 20. Look at the wiring inside the pressure
switch. It is probably wired wrong, therefore the light not working. Check
this photo out for the correct wiring.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/364756240/
lightbox/1301868255?orderBy=ordinal
<https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/364756240
/lightbox/1301868255?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/13018
68255> &sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/1301868255



Bill

BeBe 387

On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 7:19 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:





Mystery solved. These are replacement bulbs for the 24v electrical panel.
Ten points each for those that guessed correctly.



(now I need to figure out why the green light for fresh water pump on
doesn't work - something else added to the list)





With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us



From: Mark Erdos [mailto:mcerdos@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, Ma rch 13, 2015 3:27 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: ampoules voyants tableau



I am cleaning out some stuff and came across some miniature light bulbs that
I have no idea what they go to. They were left by the previous owner and
marked in French "ampoules voyants tableau" 24v 1w. They look like mini
halogen bulbs. Any thoughts?







With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] My boat sold - looking for a SM

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!
I looked at this 1994 SM, and it was in very good condition, the green color looked much better in real life than on pictures, reason for not buying was the VAT issue, for a person where this is not an issue it's highly recommended to have a look at it. It's just to turn the key and go sailing
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Just wondering

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

I'm sailing back from Turkey starting on 4/20 and hope to be back here around the end of May let's plan on meeting than. I'll have Sat phone service and can contact from then Amel that's being delivered. 

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 Mar 23, 2015, at 09:41, brookemorgan697@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I will be returning to the U.S. Memorial Day weekend.  I have to make an an immediate trip to NY the next week to take my son for a college interview but will be available after the 29th.  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] My boat sold - looking for a SM

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

I saw this one… looks good to me but the interior colors may not be your cuppa tea..  with the US/Euro rate these days, it could be right if your tax level is not too high.

GL



Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera SM007


On 23 Mar 2015, at 15:39, harryt1952@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My Westsail 39 closed Friday. I am boat less for the first time in 25 years. If anyone knows of a clean SM let me know.

Thanks!

Harry

( hope to be a real member soon)





My boat sold - looking for a SM

harryt1952@...
 

My Westsail 39 closed Friday. I am boat less for the first time in 25 years. If anyone knows of a clean SM let me know.

Thanks!

Harry

( hope to be a real member soon)


Re: mango furler

svcharisma
 

Thanks for your response Serge.  My problem is that the bearing disintegrated, then the horns broke when the bearing seized with no warning.  The steel bearing is protected by grease and seals.  Apparently these need maintenance.

Alan, SV Charisma
Mango #62


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mango Genoa Furler Top Swivel

svcharisma
 

Thanks Bill, I imagine I could make that work with a little shimming.  
Enjoy the season on BeBe, we continue to follow your travels.


Re: Just wondering

brookemorgan697@...
 

I will be returning to the U.S. Memorial Day weekend.  I have to make an an immediate trip to NY the next week to take my son for a college interview but will be available after the 29th.  


Re: Just wondering

Gary Wells
 

Brooke, We will be returning to the D.C. area in late May for most of the summer. You are welcome to come visit and we'll try to answer as many questions as we can.  We were the benefactors of a couple of generous owners allowing us to snoop around before we decided on an Amel so I am happy to pay it forward.


Gary W

Adagio, SM #209


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] wind generator mizzen bracket - Santorin

Siviero Attilio <attilio.siviero@...>
 

Thanks Dennis, I submitted the relevant query to the web site of hamiltonferries.
Even if I saw another one, maybe easier to implement, made by SS tubes and once marketed by SuperWind.
Anyhow thans a lot for your feedback of experience.
Fair winds


Attilio & Maria Siviero 
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"


Il giorno 21/mar/2015, alle ore 16:34, Dennis Johns sbmesasailor@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:


Hello Siviero,

I have the wind generator mounted on my mizzen mast just below the radar antenna as you propose.  I don't know if it's because of the type of generator we have (AirBreeze with aftermarket propellers) or if the location is good, but we have no issue with vibration or excessive noise.  This is the bracket I used: http://www.hamiltonferris.com/products/Wind_Power/Wind_Generator_Mounts/51.  I did modify it with an aluminum plate riveted onto the top of the horizontal arms for additional rigidity.  The biggest problem was routing the wire/cable through the mast, into one of the internal conduits -just like the radar antenna installation.  Sorry, I don't have a drawing with dimensions.  You might be able to get a drawing of the bracket with dimensions from the source.

Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad
Maramu #121
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FW: ampoules voyants tableau

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

I have 10 points, going for 20. Look at the wiring inside the pressure switch. It is probably wired wrong, therefore the light not working. Check this photo out for the correct wiring. 

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 7:19 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

 

Mystery solved. These are replacement bulbs for the 24v electrical panel. Ten points each for those that guessed correctly.

 

(now I need to figure out why the green light for fresh water pump on doesn’t work – something else added to the list)

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 

From: Mark Erdos [mailto:mcerdos@...]
Sent: Friday, Ma rch 13, 2015 3:27 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: ampoules voyants tableau

 

I am cleaning out some stuff and came across some miniature light bulbs that I have no idea what they go to. They were left by the previous owner and marked in French “ampoules voyants tableau” 24v 1w. They look like mini halogen bulbs. Any thoughts?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 



Re: 40ft Sharki 1980 #15

n33077@...
 

Wow, forgot yours is the15 th Sharki built. I believe they made 185 of them in total. 1985 is when the big changes were made; new mast design, electric furlers, and such. The newer ones resemble more modern Amels, Maramu's, and SM's.


Re: 40ft Sharki 1980 #15

n33077@...
 

I'll be happy to take pictures of my holding tank. Actually amel designed and built, but you can do this locally. Very ingenious and clever.
Electronics wise I'm Using B&G stuff (came with the boat). I also built my own touch screen pc and use Open CPN as a chart plotter.
Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volkswagen engine

Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

I agree an inpection is neccessary for the engine anyway

Best Regards

Dimitris Krasopoulos
Mob:+306944302318


2015-03-21 20:56 GMT+02:00 Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hello Dimitris,


I think you give me more credit than I deserve.  :-)

I agree spare parts should be easy to source as these engines are based on the commercial truck engines of the VAG group.

My friend, the one who had a VW in his boat, he would not want to be anchored next to a VW powered boat… in case some of it’s diseases (which he had many) were contagious.

As for myself, I stated I would proceed cautiously and have a thorough engine inspection done before purchase…

Remember… my first line was “I know nothing about VW engines…"

Cheers and good weekend to you.

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 21 Mar 2015, at 19:48, Dimitris Krasopoulos dkrasopoulos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

This is totally wrong. My  VW engine with 1500 Hours has no problems so far. All the main spare parts are available without any problem as they are parts that are also used in the VW/Audi  cars. There was a confusion during the VW marine engines from Cummins but now there is no problem of spare parts at least in Greece. To say that you do not want a boat with VW engine near your boat is exagerated and intimidating the Amel brand. When the first 54 were delivered with a volvo engine there were a lot of problems with the alternators as the elastic bands were cutted after a few hours. I never heard of a similar problem with a VW engine.

Best Regards

Dimitris Krasopoulos


2015-03-21 18:54 GMT+02:00 Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:
 

Hello Gang,


I know zip, nada, nothing about the performance of VW engines.  But a mate changed his engine to VW and after 1 year of disaster after disaster, he reengined again to a Beta!  He does not want a VW engined boat near his own...

About 2 years ago, VW ceased marketing their own engines (they sold few) and entered into a contract with Cummins/Onan to market/maintain VW branded engines.

However, based on my friend’s experience, I would not reengine with a VW product.  That said, I would consider a boat purchase with a VW engine after a FULL engine survey.

My opinion…


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007.



On 21 Mar 2015, at 17:13, magenofer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

hi,


would you recomenned this engine?
thanks,
Ofer   







Jean-Pierre Germain,
Chief Pilot, Cozuro Limited,
+44 7551 211 511
jp.germain@...
jp.germain@...



FW: ampoules voyants tableau

Mark Erdos
 

 

Mystery solved. These are replacement bulbs for the 24v electrical panel. Ten points each for those that guessed correctly.

 

(now I need to figure out why the green light for fresh water pump on doesn’t work – something else added to the list)

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 

From: Mark Erdos [mailto:mcerdos@...]
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2015 3:27 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: ampoules voyants tableau

 

I am cleaning out some stuff and came across some miniature light bulbs that I have no idea what they go to. They were left by the previous owner and marked in French “ampoules voyants tableau” 24v 1w. They look like mini halogen bulbs. Any thoughts?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 


mango furler

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 


I have owned a Mango for the last 10 years, one of the important element in the top swivel are the horns ("cornes") which  keep the top portion of the swivel from turning.
 
Serge , Opera based in Martinique.
Mango  \51


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FW: refrigerator/freezer access

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

We did almost the same. But we replaced with a water cooled compressor using the fresh water tank. And changed the insulation to a more effective one also added insulation under the box. We reduced our consumption with 4 Amps and got a much more effective freezer.

Regards
Ann-Sofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila SM232, 1998
Present at St Barths

Skickat från min iPad

21 mar 2015 kl. 10:13 skrev "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

I finally tackled this project. These are some tips for working on the 2nd (optional) refrigerator/freezer.

 

I needed to correctly charge the system and replace the fan. Here’s a couple of key leanings:

1)         At first I was looking to remove the bench top under the settee. It appears this is not possible as it is with the other (standard) unit without great effort. It is much easier to remove the unit and pull it up through the cut out.

2)         Before doing any work on the unit, place a towel under the freezer (between the freezer and the hull). This will prevent anything you drop from being permanently lost under the freezer. Ask me how I know this.

3)         The unit is fastened with four 10mm nuts. These do not need to be complete removed, just loosened. The nuts are very difficult to see and access with a socket wrench, but it can be done.

4)         Use two adjustable wrenches to disconnect the compressor unit from the evaporator. The quick connect fittings have valves and will maintain the refrigerant. They are hand tight with just an added 1/8 turn with the wrench. Do not over tighten these when re-connecting. The quick connect fittings contain o-rings. Mine were in good condition so I did not replace or size them. (part A040204)

5)         Disconnect the 24 vdc +/- power and thermostat. The thermostat wires are labeled “T” (Blue) and “C”(Brown). Note which wire is which.

6)         At this point the unit can be lifted up out of the cut out. The unit is hung on the wood mount. Lift the unit and pull away from the mount.

 

It turned out the fan on my unit had a cracked fan blade causing it to wobble. In addition, the plug on the side of the compressor had some erosion (this is a common issue on older units and causes intermittent operation of the unit). And, it appeared the electrical box was not operating correctly. I decided I would be better off replacing the entire unit for best reliability.

 

I ordered an exact replacement Frigoboat, Model AV35F, Vertical Air Cooled Condensing Unit, 12/24 Volt from Go2Marine.com. The size, mounting holes and connections were an exact match. The in-line 7.5 amp fuse is no longer in the electrical box and needs to be added to the + power supply line.

 

Since I did not replace the evaporator, once I had installed the new compressor and made the connections, I put a vacuum pump on the system to remove all the R134a refrigerant from the entire system so I could correctly charge the system. Here’s a link to an article describing this procedure: http://coxengineering.sharepoint.com/Documents/Recharging%20a%20simple%20R134a.pdf 

 

Note: Never connect anything to the high side of this unit. Testing, adding or removing refrigerant should all be done on the low pressure (suction) side.

 

Adding the correct refrigerant level is an observation science. It will take the best part of a day to add some, watch and add some more. The above article is very helpful. The pressure reading on the gauges only gives a start point. I suggest you start with R134a pressure at 10-12 lbs once the compressor unit has run for about 30 minutes. This is about 10 oz of R134a. Then the system must be fine tuned. The gauges do not help for this as each system is a little different. My system seems to be operating efficiently at 8 lbs. Yours will be different. Look at the evaporator to determine the frost line.

 

Here is another resource for information: https://frigoboat.wordpress.com/

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 

From: Mark Erdos [mailto:mcerdos@...]
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 5:08 PM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: refrigerator/freezer access

 

I am servicing the 2nd optional refrigerator/freezer under the dinette seat. This is the one that is located under the most forward seat (backing onto the forward head). I am having trouble figuring out how to get full access. All I have is a 1 ft square panel that lifts out.

 

On the other unit, the seat bottom lifts up and it is easy to access the AC and refrigerator/freezer units. It there a way of taking up the seat bottom on the other side to access the 2nd unit more easily. I can see some screws in the mahogany wood paneling that wraps the unit/seat. I have removed these but it looks like the wood is glued.

 

Is there a better way to access this unit?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: 40ft Sharki 1980 #15

Andy Croney
 

Dear Warren and Zetta,

Congratulations on your Sharki.

An excellent reply by John , I agree with all his points.

We bought our Maramu #75 , three years ago and have been busy upgrading her for cruising and have found the information here invaluable, especially John's input , he also having an older Maramu.

Just would like to add our solution to the Autopilot upgrade as an addition to his notes:-


We have chosen to keep the existing Neco autopilot , albeit the Neco control unit is being rebuilt, we have found a knowledgeable electrician who has taken this on as a project. We intend to keep the Neco as a backup.

We have installed B&G Zeus Chartplotter with Triton displays and a AC42N computer- we hope to keep the existing rotary drive unit for both systems.

We run C-map on the Chartplotter . We sailed many ocean miles using Navionics on our iPad previously and will keep both systems , Cmap on the Chartplotter and Navionics on the iPad.

Trust the above is helpful, enjoy your Sharki

Fair winds

Andy
Maramu #75
Paladin


Re: Just wondering

brookemorgan697@...
 

The suggestion has been made that I contct the dealer in Florida and so I will do that