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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Keel moving???

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Dear Gary,

As always, thank you very much for your reply.
I always tend to worry when something doesn’t seem normal.

I haven’t hit any reef yet…
So I now feel much better that you the cracking at the top of the iron cast on several SM.
Interesting about the thermal expansion.

I use Micro 66 for the last antifouling, next one should be able to obtain the Micro 77 like I did 2.5 years ago.
Could you please re-explain to me: “Where I have seen cracking in the bottom paint at this joint”?
Should I put the 3m 5200, etc. where there is the separation of the cast iron keel?

Travelling slowly, I should be in Puerto Rico from April to July next year.
Hope we meet in person!

Would love to hear about other SM & SM2K owner having seen the same cracks.

Thanks again Gary for your reply.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Grand Bahama, Bahamas.


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On Mon, 7/27/15, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Keel moving???
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015, 5:19 PM



Alexandre:
I
suppose this is a matter of degree of movement/cracking you
see.  Every Amel SM that I have seen out of the water has
some degree of cracking in the bottom paint between the top
of the cast iron keel and the FRP (fiberglass) stub keel to
which it is bolted.  I believe this is more a function of
differential thermal expansion between the two materials
while on the hard rather than relative movement.  The cast
iron keel (per Joel) is attached to the fiberglass stub keel
with a structural adhesive as well as the multiple SS bolts.
 I believe significant movement between the two is
extremely unlikely short of having hit a reef at 8 knots,
and even then I think it would not move things much.
 
I once asked Joel
about replacing the SS bolts and he told me the story of a
customer who insisted on doing so despite Amel's
reticence.  After removing all the nuts from the keel
bolts, everything Amel tried to do to get the cast iron keel
off failed.  Eventually the only way they were able to
remove the cast iron keel was to cut off the fiberglass stub
keel and glass in a replacement, undoubtedly a less
satisfactory solution than leaving the keel alone.
 
Where I have seen
cracking in the bottom paint at this joint, I have ground
down to bare metal and laid in 3M 5200 for fairing, over
which I used Interlux 2000 primer (multiple coats) and my
usual SeaHawk Island 44 (forbidden in USA because it works)
anti-fouling.
Not the
gospel, but my two cents worth and experience. (Joel correct
me if I have
mis-quoted).Sincerely, 
Gary S. Silver  s/v
Liahona    Amel SM #335    on the hard in Puerto
Rico


Re: Intake Strainers

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Steve & Liz:

My SM has the negative (suction) sensor alarm plumbed into the sea chest.  This consists of a small line/tube that comes off of the sea chest, runs upward and forward to a S shaped trap mounted next to the fuel tank near the forward engine room bulkhead, to which a sensor is attached.  That sensor is a Parker Hannifen PN S.250002 (that was the PN on the box for the replacement that I received from Amel).  It can be tested by closing the sea chest then using the head sea-water-fill switch to create a vacuum in the sea chest.  It gives an audible alarm at the head of the companionway. Mine had failed at about the 10 year mark (at least that is when I discovered it).  I suspect it had failed earlier.  As there is small column of sea water in the hose, there is always a salty humid environment in that hose and rust had occluded the base of the sensor.  I treated the replacement sensor with Corrosion X prior to installation but I suspect this will be a repetitive problem.

I suggest:
1.  testing the sensor a couple of times a year,
2.  dismounting the sensor from its S shaped water trap periodically to treat corrosion
3.  installing an exhaust hose temperature sensor such as the Borel item mentioned, just after the turbo sea water injection fitting 
4.  impeller failures are more common than anything and I have stepped up my impeller inspection program aft the following incident:

We melted the Vetus water lift and burned up the lining of the exhaust hose from the Yanmar main engine to the water trap due to a failed impeller.  We had been motoring for only about 5 minutes thru a channel into Gorda Sound on Virgin Gorda BVI, when we smelled something burning.  I checked engine gauges and all appeared normal.  I shut down the engine, opened the engine compartment and was greeted by a column of black smoke that made entering the engine compartment impossible.  I thought we were going to burn down.  As the smoke cleared enough to see, I could tell there were no flames, I could also see that the Vetus water lift was distorted and had a whole in it from which was issuing the black smoke. I felt the temp of the hose and it was extremely hot.  I cooled the hose from the engine turbo water injection port to the Vetus with water from the cockpit shower, squirting it up into the exhaust hose as far as I could get it and the internal fire went out.  At no time did fire penetrate that hose, thankfully. Next came the job of sailing the boat onto a mooring (that tested my skills a bit) and securing replacement parts on Virgin Gorda.  Only damage done was to the Vetus and the 3 foot section of hose.  However, my wife was badly shaken.  It took some time for her faith in the boat to be restored.

Shaken a bit and lot wiser. 

Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona   Amel SM #335   on the hard in Puerto Rico


Re: Keel moving???

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Alexandre:

I suppose this is a matter of degree of movement/cracking you see.  Every Amel SM that I have seen out of the water has some degree of cracking in the bottom paint between the top of the cast iron keel and the FRP (fiberglass) stub keel to which it is bolted.  I believe this is more a function of differential thermal expansion between the two materials while on the hard rather than relative movement.  The cast iron keel (per Joel) is attached to the fiberglass stub keel with a structural adhesive as well as the multiple SS bolts.  I believe significant movement between the two is extremely unlikely short of having hit a reef at 8 knots, and even then I think it would not move things much.  

I once asked Joel about replacing the SS bolts and he told me the story of a customer who insisted on doing so despite Amel's reticence.  After removing all the nuts from the keel bolts, everything Amel tried to do to get the cast iron keel off failed.  Eventually the only way they were able to remove the cast iron keel was to cut off the fiberglass stub keel and glass in a replacement, undoubtedly a less satisfactory solution than leaving the keel alone.  

Where I have seen cracking in the bottom paint at this joint, I have ground down to bare metal and laid in 3M 5200 for fairing, over which I used Interlux 2000 primer (multiple coats) and my usual SeaHawk Island 44 (forbidden in USA because it works) anti-fouling.

Not the gospel, but my two cents worth and experience. (Joel correct me if I have mis-quoted).
Sincerely, 

Gary S. Silver  
s/v Liahona    Amel SM #335    on the hard in Puerto Rico



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu 2000 Salon Interior

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Stephanie,

I will not have all of the detail, but some. I know the retail price per yard is $100-125. If you can buy it wholesale, it is about $55 from a distributor. If you are a contractor or decorator, you might be able to buy it wholesale. Then, of course, there are roll short ends, seconds, and discontinued colors for a wide range of pricing below $50, but I am sure that you would not want those.

Unfortunately, I paid retail for the best color (I think) which is Ivory. I will know the total yards used. I bought enough to do the entire boat, but I plan to only do the salon. The UltraSuede in the rest of the boat is perfect. I will know the labor and foam combined costs but I will not have the foam detail costs because the guy I am using submitted a total price for labor and foam. His price matched my estimate, so I was happy...now if I could just get out of VAT!!!

Generally speaking most upholsterers enjoy making profit on the sale of the fabric as well as profit on labor and foam. I got lucky when I found this one...he was fine with me supplying the fabric.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 27, 2015 7:16 PM, "stephiedib@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi All!


If I can convince Il Capitano the "value" of changing the cushions, I too, would like to do the same.  We have used UltraLeather in our last 3 boats, and love Inboth our Nauticat 43 and Nordhaven 47,  we used it throughout, even as a cover for bed in master cabin, so that even when it was not made up, it looked good.   And I love Bill's idea of getting rid of the channels!  Bill, can you privide a breakout between materials and labor?  While Ezio was still active in construction, I has an account at the US office, at that time in Elmsford NY.  I will try to re-activate!


Keel moving???

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

I just scuba dove under the boat, to inspect the hull.
All look good, except some concern on the keel:
the antifouling paint is cracking in some places mid way on the keel, like if the bottom part of the keel is moving…
Wish I had taken my camera with me…
Do I need to tight the keel? Where do I do that?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Taino Beach, Grand Bahama.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Re: [Amel] RE: sheets for Maramu

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Paul, I know that you do not want to hear this, but you asked...here are my strong opinions:

+++Cutter rigged SM - NO because the boat is not designed for the upward pressure this sail can cause. I would not want to chance it because someone else has...and their boat has not had a structural failure. I know other people have done it, but that doesn't make it right.

+++Battens in the Main on SM - NO because you will be sorry. The mast was not designed for battens and there is not enough room. You will experience worn spots caused by rubbing when furling and unfurling.

+++Sailcloth NO to any proprietary sailcloth...these "highend" sailcloths that you can only buy from one brand are all made as high profit and high margin "competition" against good high end sailcloths like HydraNet...other that that you need to pick a cloth based on your style of sailing from racing to cruising.

+++Sailcloth cutting style - TRIRADIAL mostly because it minimizes stretching.

The above is all based  solely on my opinion which is based on what I have experienced, seen, and been told by respected experts.

Here is the detail:
I saw a Super Maramu mainsail badly worn because of battens.

I had had Dacron crosscut sails (another boat) and triradially cut Dacron (BeBe)...the TRIRADIAL cut gives you almost double the performance-years over crosscut because it limits Dacron stretching. I replaced the original sails on BeBe with HydraNet TRIRADIAL... But, that was probably overkill because the sails will certainly outlast my ownership by years...good news to BeBe's next owner!

If you search conversations you will find a thread where Joel Potter goes into a lot of detail why the SM structure is not suitable for a cutter rig and that it is not designed to take the loads. I completely trust Joel's information on this subject and also know that having a cutter rigged SM will only help me while sailing the world in maybe 5% of the situations, even then, it is not necessary because you can always fall-off and add time/miles to your passage...passage making is not a race. If I bought the SM for reasons other than cruising the world, I might be more keen on a cutter rigged boat and if that was my position, I probably should have bought something else.

I hope this helps you in your decisions...good luck!

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 27, 2015 8:00 PM, "osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello!

I found this old thread and as I'm going to order new sails for the next season, and would like to have battens in my mainsail, as well as a cutter sail, it would be very interested to have the measurements of the sails you ordered for Elyes if still available and roughly how long the battens are. On my current sails there are some distance before the tack reach the fare end of the boom, that goes for both main and mizzen don't see any reason for that.
What sailcloth did you chose and did you go for tri radial or cross cut? Each sail maker I talk to have their opinion and several of them sounds quiet convincing. But you look to be very happy with what you choose
Any of you who had strong opinion on which cloth and cutting please advice as it is a major investment I don't want it to go wrong
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Re: [Amel] RE: sheets for Maramu

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Paul,

My sail are Hydra net, because I think this is the best material for cruiser.
Genoa, Main and Mizzen should cost about 16.000 euro (18.000 $).

I have a staysail, it has its advantages (sail a little closer to the wind) and inconveniences (will have to furl the genoa to tack or jib, in most case will need a track), wish I had a release lever.
This was recently the topic of a discussion, you should be able to find easily the topic on the forum.
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/conversations/messages/22137
You will find various set-up, Brava has a very nice set-up.

I don’t have battens, personally I think the gain on performance is not worth the potential risk of having the main stuck because the battens didn’t roll parallel to the mast… but I am single handed.

I am sure you will get lots of feedback from the others.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Taino Beach, Grand Bahama.


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On Mon, 7/27/15, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] RE: Re: [Amel] RE: sheets for Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, July 27, 2015, 1:00 PM


 









Hello!I found this old thread and as
I'm going to order new sails for the next season, and
would like to have battens in my mainsail, as well as a
cutter sail, it would be very interested to have the
measurements of the sails you ordered for Elyes if still
available and roughly how long the battens are. On my
current sails there are some distance before the tack reach
the fare end of the boom, that goes for both main and mizzen
don't see any reason for that.What sailcloth
did you chose and did you go for tri radial or cross cut?
Each sail maker I talk to have their opinion and several of
them sounds quiet convincing. But you look to be very happy
with what you chooseAny of you who had strong
opinion on which cloth and cutting please advice as it is a
major investment I don't want it to go
wrongPaul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259











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Borel Over temperature alarm--new subject

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

 

It is made by Borel MFG. here in the usa, About $80-

http://www.borelmfg.com/products_alarm.htm

 

It saved me once with a small leak in the raw water pump.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 10:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] YANMAR 4JH4-HTE EXHAUST MIXING ELBOW - PLUG AND ZINCS

 

 

When we first moved aboard BeBe, Eric suggested an exhaust temperature alarm which we bought and installed. It is simple to install and its sensor wraps around the rubber exhaust hose just past the elbow. I don't have the specifics on it anymore, but if you're interested, a search of Conversations for "exhaust" may prove helpful.

BTW, 3,500 hours and no alarm, yet...

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 27, 2015 3:55 PM, "alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Looks like I´ll have to do exactly that. So stupid on a brand new engine. Just inexperience and mishandling of the engine starting procedures.

Regards,

Alex


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] YANMAR 4JH4-HTE EXHAUST MIXING ELBOW - PLUG AND ZINCS

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

It is made by Borel MFG. here in the usa, About $80-

http://www.borelmfg.com/products_alarm.htm

 

It saved me once with a small leak in the raw water pump.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 10:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] YANMAR 4JH4-HTE EXHAUST MIXING ELBOW - PLUG AND ZINCS

 

 

When we first moved aboard BeBe, Eric suggested an exhaust temperature alarm which we bought and installed. It is simple to install and its sensor wraps around the rubber exhaust hose just past the elbow. I don't have the specifics on it anymore, but if you're interested, a search of Conversations for "exhaust" may prove helpful.

BTW, 3,500 hours and no alarm, yet...

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 27, 2015 3:55 PM, "alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Looks like I´ll have to do exactly that. So stupid on a brand new engine. Just inexperience and mishandling of the engine starting procedures.

Regards,

Alex


Re: [Amel] RE: sheets for Maramu

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!
I found this old thread and as I'm going to order new sails for the next season, and would like to have battens in my mainsail, as well as a cutter sail, it would be very interested to have the measurements of the sails you ordered for Elyes if still available and roughly how long the battens are. On my current sails there are some distance before the tack reach the fare end of the boom, that goes for both main and mizzen don't see any reason for that.
What sailcloth did you chose and did you go for tri radial or cross cut? Each sail maker I talk to have their opinion and several of them sounds quiet convincing. But you look to be very happy with what you choose
Any of you who had strong opinion on which cloth and cutting please advice as it is a major investment I don't want it to go wrong
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Mango Bow Thruster removal.

seafeverofcuan@...
 

Tapping

If you use two hammers or wrenches of equal size or weight  and strike at opposite sides at exactly the same time,you will have a much better outcome and reduce the chance of any damage.

Trevor 
Seafever of Cuan
SM 425 Redline
Mexico
For Sale





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu 2000 Salon Interior

stephiedib@...
 

Hi All!

If I can convince Il Capitano the "value" of changing the cushions, I too, would like to do the same.  We have used UltraLeather in our last 3 boats, and love Inboth our Nauticat 43 and Nordhaven 47,  we used it throughout, even as a cover for bed in master cabin, so that even when it was not made up, it looked good.   And I love Bill's idea of getting rid of the channels!  Bill, can you privide a breakout between materials and labor?  While Ezio was still active in construction, I has an account at the US office, at that time in Elmsford NY.  I will try to re-activate!


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine mountreplacement

Patrick McAneny
 

Barry, I just spoke with Vetus and they said the part MITSTEUN was only rated for a 25-35 hp. engine. He is sending me info on all the mounts they have.I still wonder if anyone knows the source for the mounts Amel originally installed .  Pat SM 123
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: seagasm@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Jul 27, 2015 2:51 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine mountreplacement

 
I am going through the same exercise at present.I do have the Vetus catalog and at the time of writing, the four engine mounts appear to be that of part MITSTEUN. These are holding up the frame bed the engine (TMD22A) is attached to. There are two further mounts securing the drive unit, these appear to be either of the type, HY100 or HY150 or HY230. Incidentally, the four flexible couplings are part TYPE 6.

My question here at this point is: before I dismantle and replace the mounts above the "C" drive, am I required to provide some sort of support to prevent the unit from dropping out the bottom of the boat (sort of)?

Kind Regards.
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intake Strainers

Mark Erdos
 

We had intake strainers on a previous boat and they are a pain. If you need to clean them, it means a dive under the boat. Ours often became clogged with sea critters and caused a slow gradual decline in flow. The anti-fouling paint wore off faster than the rest of the hull causing an extended period where they were problematic between haul outs. I think the Amel version of not having them is much better. I can clean the through-hull from inside using a stiff brush on a stick.



If you suck in the dreaded plastic bag, it is highly possible it will become lodged in the strainer. It will happen at 4 am. Ask me how I know this.







With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently Crusing The Chesapeake Bay



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 9:45 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intake Strainers





We have Aloha hauled for a repower, and while we are out, we were thinking of adding strainers over the 3 below the waterline seawater intakes. I'm particularly concerned with the intake for the engine/genset, as it seem that it would be easy for a plastic bag on even a jellyfish to clog this critical intake. Has anyone else added strainers? Any negative side effects to adding strainers?

Thanks for your input.

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM72
Hauled in St. Augustine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intake Strainers

Stephen Davis
 

Sounds like good advice. Just an FYI...the older AMELs do not have the alarm on the sea chest, but I/m guessing it would not be to difficult to add. Good idea on the broom handle cleaner, and it sounds like a trip to Home Depot is in order.

Hope your new salon interior comes out well. We did ours in a beige utra leather (the real stuff) a few months ago, and are very pleased with the outcome. We also re-designed he cushions a little, and find them to be far more comfortable.

Steve Davis
Aloha SM72

On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 9:58 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve,

I would not do it because it is much easier to clean barnacle, muscle and any growth or any obstruction from above and through the sea chest.

I have a broom handle with a bottle brush on the end. I can open the sea chest and push the brush and the broom handle through the sea cock to the outside removing any bloickage. You will know when you have blockage because Amel has an an alarm attached to the sea chest that goes off when a blockage happens...if you do not have that alarm, or if fails, your engine temperature will increase setting off an alarm. Lastly, I would not do it because Henri Amel didn't do it...that may be the best reason!!!

If you search Photos on the website with "sea chest" you will see my broom handle/brush.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On Jul 27, 2015 3:44 PM, "flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We have Aloha hauled for a repower, and while we are out, we were thinking of adding strainers over the 3 below the waterline seawater intakes. I'm particularly concerned with the intake for the engine/genset, as it seem that it would be easy for a plastic bag on even a jellyfish to clog this critical intake. Has anyone else added strainers? Any negative side effects to adding strainers?

Thanks for your input.

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM72
Hauled in St. Augustine




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] YANMAR 4JH4-HTE EXHAUST MIXING ELBOW - PLUG AND ZINCS

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

When we first moved aboard BeBe, Eric suggested an exhaust temperature alarm which we bought and installed. It is simple to install and its sensor wraps around the rubber exhaust hose just past the elbow. I don't have the specifics on it anymore, but if you're interested, a search of Conversations for "exhaust" may prove helpful.

BTW, 3,500 hours and no alarm, yet...

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 27, 2015 3:55 PM, "alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Looks like I´ll have to do exactly that. So stupid on a brand new engine. Just inexperience and mishandling of the engine starting procedures.

Regards,
Alex


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Intake Strainers

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Steve,

I would not do it because it is much easier to clean barnacle, muscle and any growth or any obstruction from above and through the sea chest.

I have a broom handle with a bottle brush on the end. I can open the sea chest and push the brush and the broom handle through the sea cock to the outside removing any bloickage. You will know when you have blockage because Amel has an an alarm attached to the sea chest that goes off when a blockage happens...if you do not have that alarm, or if fails, your engine temperature will increase setting off an alarm. Lastly, I would not do it because Henri Amel didn't do it...that may be the best reason!!!

If you search Photos on the website with "sea chest" you will see my broom handle/brush.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 27, 2015 3:44 PM, "flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We have Aloha hauled for a repower, and while we are out, we were thinking of adding strainers over the 3 below the waterline seawater intakes. I'm particularly concerned with the intake for the engine/genset, as it seem that it would be easy for a plastic bag on even a jellyfish to clog this critical intake. Has anyone else added strainers? Any negative side effects to adding strainers?

Thanks for your input.

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM72
Hauled in St. Augustine



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] YANMAR 4JH4-HTE EXHAUST MIXING ELBOW - PLUG AND ZINCS

Alejandro Paquin
 

Looks like I´ll have to do exactly that. So stupid on a brand new engine. Just inexperience and mishandling of the engine starting procedures.
Regards,
Alex


Intake Strainers

Stephen Davis
 

We have Aloha hauled for a repower, and while we are out, we were thinking of adding strainers over the 3 below the waterline seawater intakes. I'm particularly concerned with the intake for the engine/genset, as it seem that it would be easy for a plastic bag on even a jellyfish to clog this critical intake. Has anyone else added strainers? Any negative side effects to adding strainers?

Thanks for your input.

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM72
Hauled in St. Augustine



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu 2000 Salon Interior

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Bill

 

Many thanks - very helpful – I am aware of your background which is why I am interested in the details J

 

Andrew

 

Ronpische

SM472

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2015 3:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu 2000 Salon Interior

 

 

Andrew,

I had a career in furniture manufacturing. I know a little more about the process than most. The most important factors are design, fabric, cushion core construction, and sewing techniques.

I interviewed several candidates for the job and settled on what I think is a very good one.

We changed the look and design of the cushions to be more up-to-date by removing the channels sewn into the cushion covers, raised the height of the back slightly, and changed the back design to be more comfortable. We kept the general design of the bullnose seat cushions but removed the channels. We made some other minor changes to the cushion dimensions and probably not noticeable to anyone but me. One added feature ias that all of the seating surfaces of the cushions have a 25mm layer of Viscoelastic foam (memory foam) glued to the top of HR 3.5 (High Resilience Foam). This will make the buttery feel of UltraLeather even more buttery.

We chose UltraLeather in an Ivory color. There are hundreds of knock-offs of UltraLeather... We are using the original which is made in Japan.

We are using double-needle stitching for many off the seams and French stitching for the remainder.

Tomorrow I will see the new foam cores as they are being brought to the boat for a fitting.

This same project cost a good friend about 7,000 euros in Hyeres, France. That job was well done and I posted some photos on the Amel Owner's Group website. It will be less here in Barcelona. I am very sure that we will get the same quality.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jul 27, 2015 2:36 PM, "Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Bill

 

We are quite interested in changing our cushions sometime soon I would be very interested in what you have opted for both in terms of materials and who you are getting to make them for you and ultimately your opinion of the final result.

 

All the best.

 

Andrew & Kate

 

Ronpische

SM472

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 25, 2015 5:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu 2000 Salon Interior

 

 

We are in Barcelona and replacing all of the salon interior cushions. So, in about two weeks we will have the original cushions for anyone who may want them. They are in reasonable condition with no tears or holes. They need cleaning. They are made of UltraSuede and is a beige or light tan color. If you want these and are in the area, they are yours. 

 

Bill

BeBe

387