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Gear Box Greasing

eric <kimberlite@...>
 

Bill,

I drilled and tapped my gearboxes with a M5 tap. The same size as the adapter for the autoprop. In this way I don’t have to insert a zerk fitting to grease the gearboxes. I also drilled one hole low and on the opposite side I drilled the hole high. I insert the grease on the low side and wait till it comes out clean.  I also twice annually remove the outhaul drive shaft and apply an aluminum looking anti seize compound.

 

I wish I knew more about textiles, Your saloon is magnificent

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 5:19 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Forestay furling

 

 

Herbert,

If you happen to be in Gocek, the mechanics at EMEK know how to do this job. I saw them overhaul another Amel Genoa furler.

While I was there I had them drill and tap my Genoa furler gearbox for a grease nipple. I had them do the same thing to the outhaul and furling gearboxes on the Main Mast 

I pump a little grease into each one once a year. When not adding grease, I replace the grease nipple with a nylon screw. Some owners have added two tapped holes on each one. They unscrew nylon screws from each, screw a grease nipple in one and pump grease until grease comes out the other hole. This is probably an improvement over what I did.

All gears need lubrication. I am not sure why Amel did not add a method of lubrication to these gearboxes. What makes matters worse is that these gearboxes "bake" the grease in the hot sun. On the other hand, the gearboxes will last 10 years, or more, without adding grease...BUT, will probably last 20+ years WITH ADDING GREASE!

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

On Aug 17, 2015 10:41 AM, "herbert@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thank you Bill,

 

I removed the motor as far as I could (on anchor, to take the motor out complete I would have to open all the cables) and put some grease in the gearbox,  now it is better, maybe only grease is missing. Stupid question: is it necessary to grease the unit periodically? Has anyone some instructions how to do that? 

 

We made the service in kusadasi in turkey, and nearly everything that the mechanics did there made problems  later, we had to rework everything step by step. So it would not surprise me if they did not grease it

 

Fair winds, herbert

 

KALI MERA SN 120

Vulcano, Italy

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amels in the Chesapeake Bay Aug 16

Veit Mueller <veitm@...>
 

Absolutely - local.

We might have been the other one - we sailed to Annapolis. Had lunch and tacked back South.
Adagio and we are mored at Herrington South.

Cheers,
Veit

SM215
ATMAN

Sent from my vm iPad

On Aug 17, 2015, at 3:44 PM, n33077@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Folks,

I was cruising yesterday back on my Sharki  from Baltimore to Annapolis and spotted 2 SMs'   I tried calling on VHF but did  not get a reply.  One was Adagio and the other I don't know. 

No particular reason just wanted to say Hi to these folks and see if they are local

Aras



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amels in the Chesapeake Bay Aug 16

Patrick McAneny
 

It wasn't us, we are on our mooring up on the Sassafras River. 

Pat & Diane
Shenanigans
SM123

On Aug 17, 2015, at 3:44 PM, n33077@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Folks,

I was cruising yesterday back on my Sharki  from Baltimore to Annapolis and spotted 2 SMs'   I tried calling on VHF but did  not get a reply.  One was Adagio and the other I don't know. 

No particular reason just wanted to say Hi to these folks and see if they are local

Aras



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries

Alan Leslie
 

Seems to be some confusion here....

An MPPT controller is a solar panel regulator connected between the solar panels and the batteries...no AC connection...hence no earth connection

A Victron 24/2000 is an inverter / charger connected between generator / shore power and batteries and would have an earth connection.

Cheers
Alan
ELYSE SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amels in the Chesapeake Bay Aug 16

Mark Erdos
 

We are in the Chesapeake but it wasn’t us. We are south of Annapolis.







With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: Chesapeake Bay



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 3:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amels in the Chesapeake Bay Aug 16





Hi Folks,

I was cruising yesterday back on my Sharki from Baltimore to Annapolis and spotted 2 SMs' I tried calling on VHF but did not get a reply. One was Adagio and the other I don't know.

No particular reason just wanted to say Hi to these folks and see if they are local

Aras







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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries

Chris Flack
 

Hi Bill 

We blew a fuse and the electrian when checking it out asked ad there would be shore power and genny running through it.

He asked and I couldn't answer the question. We have the 24/2000.

Thanks sgsin
Chris
Hemera SM031


-----Original Message-----
From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tue, 18 Aug 2015 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries

 

Chris,

No, the Victron MPPT 75/50 does not have an Earth terminal... And I would not think that it should.

Why do you ask?

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

On Aug 17, 2015 7:37 PM, "chris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

Does your Victron Energy MPPT have a ground wire connection for the AC side?

Thanks
Chris
Hemera SM031
At Turgutreis

-----Original Message-----
From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries

 

Alex,

With some modern MPPT controllers series is more efficient. I only had enough room at the top of the EMEK Marine arch for three of the 135 watt panels. They are wired in series producing a maximum of 75 volts to the controller, and my controller takes a maximum of 75 volts.

While at anchor, I run the generator to make water, to heat water, to wash clothes, and to top off the batteries.

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

On Aug 13, 2015 5:59 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thank yo so much Bill,

So 3 x 135 Watt sola panel is enough !
That sounds great. I thought I would need twice the amount.
So you have regular “flooded” Delco Freedom batteries and they charge fully, this si great.

I thought of the Kyocera as well.
Are they mounted on series or parallel?

A neighbor on a 54 has 4 x 200 Watt mounted in series and obtain 96 Volt which is then convert in 24 volt…
he (try to) explain the lost of energy proportional to the square of the amp, etc. in short gaining 35% by mounting in series, but I have absolutely no clue on that…
So just trying to understand and see working solutions…

Why do you run your genset? To make water, etc. or also to help charging the bateries?

As always thanks for the help!
Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 8/13/15, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015, 10:06 AM


 









Alex,
We have 405 watts of solar which will keep the
batteries at 100% during daylight while running freezer,
fridge, fans and a computer or two.  We have a Victron Blue
MPPT controller which has been very good at regulating the
charge during daylight hours. We have 12 standard 110amp
house batteries...freedom model.
I would go with either German or Japanese solar
panels and keep clear of Chinese. There are probably good
panels from China, but I know that there are many poor
quality panels. I think that you get what you pay for. I
chose Kyocera panels from Japan...3 @ 135 watts each with a
MPPT controller up to 75 volts and up to 50 amps. I have the
3 panels wired in a series.
I now run the generator at anchor for about 1
to 1.5 hours every second day.
Bill Rouse

BeBe Amel 53 #387

Sent from my tablet

+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile

+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail
On Aug 13, 2015 3:57 PM,
"Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 











Good morning,



Currently I have 8 of the traditional deep cycle flooded
batteries, which is ok, since I spend a large amount of time
in Marinas because of my work.



Therefore, I might start to spend more time at anchor.

From sailing experience I know the genset doesn’t fully
charge the batteries.

So will consider solar panels.

Does anyone have input in this solution?

Also for those using solar panels, did you keep the same
flooded batteries or did you change them with AGM, or else?




Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Taino Beach, Grand Bahama


































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Chris,

No, the Victron MPPT 75/50 does not have an Earth terminal... And I would not think that it should.

Why do you ask?

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

On Aug 17, 2015 7:37 PM, "chris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

Does your Victron Energy MPPT have a ground wire connection for the AC side?

Thanks
Chris
Hemera SM031
At Turgutreis

-----Original Message-----
From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries

 

Alex,

With some modern MPPT controllers series is more efficient. I only had enough room at the top of the EMEK Marine arch for three of the 135 watt panels. They are wired in series producing a maximum of 75 volts to the controller, and my controller takes a maximum of 75 volts.

While at anchor, I run the generator to make water, to heat water, to wash clothes, and to top off the batteries.

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

On Aug 13, 2015 5:59 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thank yo so much Bill,

So 3 x 135 Watt sola panel is enough !
That sounds great. I thought I would need twice the amount.
So you have regular “flooded” Delco Freedom batteries and they charge fully, this si great.

I thought of the Kyocera as well.
Are they mounted on series or parallel?

A neighbor on a 54 has 4 x 200 Watt mounted in series and obtain 96 Volt which is then convert in 24 volt…
he (try to) explain the lost of energy proportional to the square of the amp, etc. in short gaining 35% by mounting in series, but I have absolutely no clue on that…
So just trying to understand and see working solutions…

Why do you run your genset? To make water, etc. or also to help charging the bateries?

As always thanks for the help!
Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 8/13/15, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Batteries
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015, 10:06 AM


 









Alex,
We have 405 watts of solar which will keep the
batteries at 100% during daylight while running freezer,
fridge, fans and a computer or two.  We have a Victron Blue
MPPT controller which has been very good at regulating the
charge during daylight hours. We have 12 standard 110amp
house batteries...freedom model.
I would go with either German or Japanese solar
panels and keep clear of Chinese. There are probably good
panels from China, but I know that there are many poor
quality panels. I think that you get what you pay for. I
chose Kyocera panels from Japan...3 @ 135 watts each with a
MPPT controller up to 75 volts and up to 50 amps. I have the
3 panels wired in a series.
I now run the generator at anchor for about 1
to 1.5 hours every second day.
Bill Rouse

BeBe Amel 53 #387

Sent from my tablet

+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile

+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail
On Aug 13, 2015 3:57 PM,
"Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 











Good morning,



Currently I have 8 of the traditional deep cycle flooded
batteries, which is ok, since I spend a large amount of time
in Marinas because of my work.



Therefore, I might start to spend more time at anchor.

From sailing experience I know the genset doesn’t fully
charge the batteries.

So will consider solar panels.

Does anyone have input in this solution?

Also for those using solar panels, did you keep the same
flooded batteries or did you change them with AGM, or else?




Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Taino Beach, Grand Bahama


































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Amels in the Chesapeake Bay Aug 16

n33077@...
 

Hi Folks,

I was cruising yesterday back on my Sharki  from Baltimore to Annapolis and spotted 2 SMs'   I tried calling on VHF but did  not get a reply.  One was Adagio and the other I don't know. 

No particular reason just wanted to say Hi to these folks and see if they are local

Aras



Massachusetts Amel owners

william_maffei@...
 

Hello there -

I must apologize in advance for writing this message to a forum. I have been living in Boston Harbor for sometime now and Amel yachts are a rare vessel to come across however, I have noticed one in passing by 4 or 5 times this summer and have never caught a name. One on my friends told me the hailing port was out of Marblehead, MA. Anyone know who owns this boat or if you are a member of this forum please private message me. william_maffei @ yahoo (dot) com.

Again, my sincere apologizes to use this forum in this manner.

Kind Regards,

Bill
It's all Good
SM #195



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Altenator what size

Chris Flack
 

I actually sent this on Friday and it's just gone through.

We are now in Cokertme

Cheers
Chris
Hemera SM031


-----Original Message-----
From: "chris@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Altenator what size

 

Bugger!! We left Kos Marina today at 14:30. Now at Turgutreis and back in Gocek in another 8-10 days.

Cheers

-----Original Message-----
From: "Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Altenator what size

 

Hi Chris,


I am at the old port in Kos now.  Going to DATCA tomorrow then onto Goček…


JPG



On 13 Aug 2015, at 20:28, chris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hey JP,

How long are you staying in Gocek?  We cross over into Turkey from Kos tomorrow.

Cheers
Chris
Hemera SM031

-----Original Message-----
From: "Jean-Pierre Germain jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Altenator what size

 

Hello Paul,

We will be in Gocek on the 16th. Would definitely reciprocate for beer😀 I know some watering holes!!!

JPG




On 13 Aug 2015, at 19:08, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Jean-Pierre
Are you in Göchek now?
We will come to Emek tomorrow maybe I can offer you a beer or so
Paul SY KERPA




Jean-Pierre Germain,
+44 7551 211 511
jp.germain@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fakir heater replacement

Stephen Davis
 

Hello Dan and welcome to the group. We also purchased a 1992 SM #72 last year, and are at the end of a year long refit prior to setting sail. We have updated and renewed much of the boat, and are just about done repowering with a new Yanmar. 

With regards to the heaters, ours were in good shape, but needed a couple of knobs. My wife contacted Fakir by email (in Germany I believe), and they responded that our heater was no longer supported. With that said, we found a heater on their web site which looks like a close replacement. Where is your new boat located? If you are in Europe, I suspect you can get a replacement fairly easy, but it will be more difficult in the USA. 

There is not much we have not updated on our boat, an if we can offer any advice or help, please contact us at flyboyscd at gmail dot com. Congratulations on the new boat, and good luck with your projects. 

Regards,

Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM 72
St Augustine, FL



On Aug 16, 2015, at 11:19, dwilcox123@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello. 


I recently purchased a 1992 Super Maramu and am in the process of getting her back into shape.  When I went to clean the heaters, I found there had actually been fire where 40% of Fakir heater has melted away.  Needless to say it needs to be replaced.  Has anyone found a replacement or alternative?


Thanks, Dan

Feierabend #86


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Forestay furling

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Herbert,

If you happen to be in Gocek, the mechanics at EMEK know how to do this job. I saw them overhaul another Amel Genoa furler.

While I was there I had them drill and tap my Genoa furler gearbox for a grease nipple. I had them do the same thing to the outhaul and furling gearboxes on the Main Mast 

I pump a little grease into each one once a year. When not adding grease, I replace the grease nipple with a nylon screw. Some owners have added two tapped holes on each one. They unscrew nylon screws from each, screw a grease nipple in one and pump grease until grease comes out the other hole. This is probably an improvement over what I did.

All gears need lubrication. I am not sure why Amel did not add a method of lubrication to these gearboxes. What makes matters worse is that these gearboxes "bake" the grease in the hot sun. On the other hand, the gearboxes will last 10 years, or more, without adding grease...BUT, will probably last 20+ years WITH ADDING GREASE!

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

On Aug 17, 2015 10:41 AM, "herbert@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thank you Bill,


I removed the motor as far as I could (on anchor, to take the motor out complete I would have to open all the cables) and put some grease in the gearbox,  now it is better, maybe only grease is missing. Stupid question: is it necessary to grease the unit periodically? Has anyone some instructions how to do that? 

We made the service in kusadasi in turkey, and nearly everything that the mechanics did there made problems  later, we had to rework everything step by step. So it would not surprise me if they did not grease it

Fair winds, herbert

KALI MERA SN 120
Vulcano, Italy
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Forestay furling

Herbert Lackner
 

Thank you Bill,

I removed the motor as far as I could (on anchor, to take the motor out complete I would have to open all the cables) and put some grease in the gearbox,  now it is better, maybe only grease is missing. Stupid question: is it necessary to grease the unit periodically? Has anyone some instructions how to do that? 

We made the service in kusadasi in turkey, and nearly everything that the mechanics did there made problems  later, we had to rework everything step by step. So it would not surprise me if they did not grease it

Fair winds, herbert

KALI MERA SN 120
Vulcano, Italy
 


Re: Topside wood trim - older Maramu

sbmesasailor
 

Hi Ross,

As always, Joel's answer is spot on.  However what he didn't emphasize was that your "touch-up" idea will be unsatisfying.  Any part of the trim with bare wood showing will finish differently than the rest regardless of what you use.  If you want your trim looking like leopard skin, then do the touch up, otherwise you are best to bite the bullet and strip it all down as Joel suggests.

Dennis Johns
s/v Libertad
Maramu #121


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Older Maramu Bottom Questions

amelforme
 

Hi Ross, the ‘tubes’ are dynamic water feeds to the propeller shaft cutlass bearing, to keep cooling water flowing onto the propeller shaft when under way with the diesel. If you turn the device that supplies grease to the stuffing box/stern tube unit, some grease will emerge from the water supply tubes. This is normal.

 

Could you send me a photo of the other concern regarding the ‘skeg’ ?  I am not sure I understand, a photo would help.

 

All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2015 3:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Older Maramu Bottom Questions

 

 

Hi, Just hauled older Maramu 1989 #261 for paint and zincs. There are two holes just forward of the prop, one on each side of the prop shaft / cutlass bearing that are dripping grease. Can I assume that is overfill  and is OK to be leaking?  

Also, on the leading edge of the skeg about 2 inches up it is indented and looks like the plastic edge is missing and I can see plywood splinters. Water did not leak out of it and it's now dry to the touch so I do not think that the plywood is waterlogged but I don't know how long it's been like that. Other than a few splinters the wood feels solid so I will fill and glass the area, prime and paint with the rest of the bottom. I must have snagged a cable or something, but how did it not get caught up in the prop or on the keel which hangs lower into the water? I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen.

Have a great summer,

Ross

On the hard in Manhasset Bay, NY 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Topside wood trim - older Maramu

amelforme
 

Hi Ross, when I sold you the boat, it had non-original cockpit wood treatments. The finish on the wood in the cockpit at delivery was Tip Top Teak, a teak oil product. I believe the teak on your boat was varnished when you bought it. Not sure, that was several boats ago. Best bet is to strip it and start over with a good clean basic natural teak surface and then decide where you want to go. How to finish your teak is a subject with too many answers. You need to think about how often you want to repeat the process, how ‘shiny’ you want the teak to look, and how much you want to budget for teak restoration in your ongoing maintenance budget. On all but the vertical companionway sliding door, most of the boats I get for resale have a natural teak finish, which is to say a silver/natural washed appearance. The ones that are ‘bright’ finished often employ high solids/ high U.V. content varnish, or similar to varnish, products. The veneer on the companionway door is too thin from the beginning and will eventually fail, especially if you do the oil/strip/remove the oil/ re-oil process. Better to varnish/paint this part as you need to remove the dodger to take it out in one piece to replace the failed veneer. You can remove it several other ways but the level of craftsmanship required increases dramatically with the quality of the end result. Trust me, I have been involved in this process more times than you might believe. Ross, you have one of the last Maramu’s ever built. It is one of the best.



All The Best, Joel



Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell





From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2015 4:08 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Topside wood trim - older Maramu





Hello, The wood trim in the cockpit is looking worn and I would like to renew the finish. Since the finish is only partially gone on only some of the pieces, I was hoping to do a quick sand and then paint on new finish. I don't think that poly, varnish and lacquer are compatible so IF the worn finish is original what did the factory use in 1989 ? Thanks, Ross





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Older Maramu Bottom Questions

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi welcome to Amel. 
Ok the grease is from the lube system for the shaft when free wheeling the prop using the prop shaft alternator. 
The indent is part of the dynamic water speed system. 
Happy sailing. 

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 Aug 16, 2015, at 15:44, rossny@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi, Just hauled older Maramu 1989 #261 for paint and zincs. There are two holes just forward of the prop, one on each side of the prop shaft / cutlass bearing that are dripping grease. Can I assume that is overfill  and is OK to be leaking?  

Also, on the leading edge of the skeg about 2 inches up it is indented and looks like the plastic edge is missing and I can see plywood splinters. Water did not leak out of it and it's now dry to the touch so I do not think that the plywood is waterlogged but I don't know how long it's been like that. Other than a few splinters the wood feels solid so I will fill and glass the area, prime and paint with the rest of the bottom. I must have snagged a cable or something, but how did it not get caught up in the prop or on the keel which hangs lower into the water? I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen.
Have a great summer,
Ross
On the hard in Manhasset Bay, NY 



Topside wood trim - older Maramu

rossny@mail.com
 

Hello, The wood trim in the cockpit is looking worn and I would like to renew the finish. Since the finish is only partially gone on only some of the pieces, I was hoping to do a quick sand and then paint on new finish. I don't think that poly, varnish and lacquer are compatible so IF the worn finish is original what did the factory use in 1989 ? Thanks, Ross


Older Maramu Bottom Questions

rossny@mail.com
 

Hi, Just hauled older Maramu 1989 #261 for paint and zincs. There are two holes just forward of the prop, one on each side of the prop shaft / cutlass bearing that are dripping grease. Can I assume that is overfill  and is OK to be leaking?  
Also, on the leading edge of the skeg about 2 inches up it is indented and looks like the plastic edge is missing and I can see plywood splinters. Water did not leak out of it and it's now dry to the touch so I do not think that the plywood is waterlogged but I don't know how long it's been like that. Other than a few splinters the wood feels solid so I will fill and glass the area, prime and paint with the rest of the bottom. I must have snagged a cable or something, but how did it not get caught up in the prop or on the keel which hangs lower into the water? I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen.
Have a great summer,
Ross
On the hard in Manhasset Bay, NY 



Fakir heater replacement

Dan Wilcox
 

Hello. 


I recently purchased a 1992 Super Maramu and am in the process of getting her back into shape.  When I went to clean the heaters, I found there had actually been fire where 40% of Fakir heater has melted away.  Needless to say it needs to be replaced.  Has anyone found a replacement or alternative?


Thanks, Dan

Feierabend #86