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Safety hatches

Stefano Biffi
 

Hallo Alexandre, I remember from a previous post you bought safety hatches for your forward cabin, may be from Swiss-tec, are you happy about that? I wonna do the same for my 1999 Super Maramu, what size did you buy?

Stefano
N'Everest SM185
Bocca Di Magra Italy

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Please! 
End your E-mails with your name, boat name, model and hull number. 

This is not a forum where you are automatically identified.

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998.

Skickat från min iPad

27 mars 2016 kl. 19:35 skrev 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

For your information two 24VDC computer fans will mount on the screen for the small ports, like the one from the cockpit. These fans will bring more air into the aft cabin than a larger hatch. If you do this, try to buy waterproof fans with ball bearings. They exist, but are hard to find

If you don't have mosquito screens for these ports, cut a piece of plywood or starboard to fit firmly in place. Cut holes for the fans. Connect to 24VDV...CHILL.

You can also mount TWO 24VDC fans on starboard mounted under the aft hatch to bring more air inside.

On Mar 27, 2016 13:24, "michelelucciol@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello,

I have an amel Supermaramu from 2000 and I have installed a new hatches on the top of the aft cabin (on the toilet) but the ventilation is still light because the fixed window of the dodger stop the air .....I saw you have opening hatches on both the side of the aft cabin...may you send me a pics of them?
Thanks
Michele

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Access to mizzen topping lift bungee 1988 Maramu

Mark Erdos
 

I recently replaced both the cords. I ordered 25 feet and it was plenty to do both the mizzen and main. Like Bill said, try not to lose the bitter end and the project will go much easier:

 

Here is what I replaced mine with:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-1-2-x-25-Bungee-Cord-Shock-Cord-Bungie-Cord-Marine-Grade-Stretch-Cord-BLK-/310825560745?hash=item485ea5aaa9:g:gK0AAMXQgwNSKl~f&vxp=mtr

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Exuma Islands - Bahamas

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2016 6:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Access to mizzen topping lift bungee 1988 Maramu

 

 

To complete this project, about how much 10mm bungee is needed for each boom setup? I noticed on a resent sail that my mizzen boom hits the back stays unless sheeted? Figured it was the topping lift and this decision confirms. 

 

Thanks,

 

Bill Maffei 

SM #195

It's all Good 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Access to mizzen topping lift bungee 1988 Maramu

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Bill,

From memory, about 2 meters, or less for the mizzen and about 5 for the main because it is doubled.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Mar 27, 2016 19:45, "william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

To complete this project, about how much 10mm bungee is needed for each boom setup? I noticed on a resent sail that my mizzen boom hits the back stays unless sheeted? Figured it was the topping lift and this decision confirms. 


Thanks,

Bill Maffei 
SM #195
It's all Good 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Access to mizzen topping lift bungee 1988 Maramu

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Measure your old bungee. Finally you need it to be shorter because your old one is streched. I sellected the length by test. I made it shorter and shorter untill it pulled the boom up as I want it. Obviously it is eazy to make it shorter if you start with a longer one. I don't know what the final free length is.

On Mar 27, 2016 6:00 PM, "william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

To complete this project, about how much 10mm bungee is needed for each boom setup? I noticed on a resent sail that my mizzen boom hits the back stays unless sheeted? Figured it was the topping lift and this decision confirms. 


Thanks,

Bill Maffei 
SM #195
It's all Good 

Re: Access to mizzen topping lift bungee 1988 Maramu

william_maffei@...
 

To complete this project, about how much 10mm bungee is needed for each boom setup? I noticed on a resent sail that my mizzen boom hits the back stays unless sheeted? Figured it was the topping lift and this decision confirms. 

Thanks,

Bill Maffei 
SM #195
It's all Good 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Access to mizzen topping lift bungee 1988 Maramu

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I am going to guess that a late model Maramu is the same as a SM.

The mast side end of the bungee is secured to a fitting (like a hook) under the boom, near the mast. Look under, and you should see it.

The boom end side of the bungee is tied to the rope part of the boom lift. Untie the knot and pull the line free of the block on the end of the wire topping lift.

The rest of the job is fairly straight forward. Use a piece of line on the mast end so you don't loose the bitter end. You will probably have to do this job twice because you won't get it tight enough the first time. When complete, you shoul be able to lift the boom 60CM and the bungee keep the lift line tight. Consider this when doing the job...you will still probably do it twice. Use two 10mm bungees for the main.

Everyone, these bungees have a life of about 6 years. It is always better to replace before failure and 10mm bungee is very cheap.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Mar 27, 2016 13:41, "Graham Cresswell grahamjcresswell@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a diagram to help me get access to my Maramu's mizzen
topping lift bungee. It's gone very slack and the boom now strikes the
stern crane unless it's sheeted right in. It looks like you have to get
inside the boom to do anything but as far as I can see the only access
would be by removing the mizzen outhaul track. Is that what you have to do?

Graham Cresswell
Jamesby
M240
currently in Port St Charles, Barbados

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Access to mizzen topping lift bungee 1988 Maramu

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I am going to guess that a late model Maramu is the same as a SM.

The mast side end of the bungee is secured to a fitting (like a hook) under the boom, near the mast. Look under, and you should see it.

The boom end side of the bungee is tied to the rope part of the boom lift. Untie the knot and pull the line free of the block on the end of the wire topping lift.

The rest of the job is fairly straight forward. Use a piece of line on the mast end so you don't loose the bitter end. You will probably have to do this job twice because you won't get it tight enough the first time. When complete, you shoul be able to lift the boom 60CM and the bungee keep the lift line tight. Consider this when doing the job...you will still probably do it twice. Use two 10mm bungees for the main.

Everyone, these bungees have a life of about 6 years. It is always better to replace before failure and 10mm bungee is very cheap.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Mar 27, 2016 13:41, "Graham Cresswell grahamjcresswell@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a diagram to help me get access to my Maramu's mizzen
topping lift bungee. It's gone very slack and the boom now strikes the
stern crane unless it's sheeted right in. It looks like you have to get
inside the boom to do anything but as far as I can see the only access
would be by removing the mizzen outhaul track. Is that what you have to do?

Graham Cresswell
Jamesby
M240
currently in Port St Charles, Barbados

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Access to mizzen topping lift bungee 1988 Maramu

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Hi Graham,

I just replased bungees on both booms. You don't have to remove the track. You have access to the bungee from both ends of the boom. Look inside the boom from both ends and you will see the bungee. I connected a message line to the bungee and then cut the bungee off on one end. I pulled bungee out and replased it with a new one using the message line.

Good luck with your project.

Vladimir
SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"

On Mar 27, 2016 11:56 AM, "Graham Cresswell grahamjcresswell@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have a diagram to help me get access to my Maramu's mizzen
topping lift bungee. It's gone very slack and the boom now strikes the
stern crane unless it's sheeted right in. It looks like you have to get
inside the boom to do anything but as far as I can see the only access
would be by removing the mizzen outhaul track. Is that what you have to do?

Graham Cresswell
Jamesby
M240
currently in Port St Charles, Barbados

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

For your information two 24VDC computer fans will mount on the screen for the small ports, like the one from the cockpit. These fans will bring more air into the aft cabin than a larger hatch. If you do this, try to buy waterproof fans with ball bearings. They exist, but are hard to find

If you don't have mosquito screens for these ports, cut a piece of plywood or starboard to fit firmly in place. Cut holes for the fans. Connect to 24VDV...CHILL.

You can also mount TWO 24VDC fans on starboard mounted under the aft hatch to bring more air inside.

On Mar 27, 2016 13:24, "michelelucciol@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello,

I have an amel Supermaramu from 2000 and I have installed a new hatches on the top of the aft cabin (on the toilet) but the ventilation is still light because the fixed window of the dodger stop the air .....I saw you have opening hatches on both the side of the aft cabin...may you send me a pics of them?
Thanks
Michele

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hot cockpit

michelelucciol@...
 

Hello,
I have an amel Supermaramu from 2000 and I have installed a new hatches on the top of the aft cabin (on the toilet) but the ventilation is still light because the fixed window of the dodger stop the air .....I saw you have opening hatches on both the side of the aft cabin...may you send me a pics of them?
Thanks
Michele

Access to mizzen topping lift bungee 1988 Maramu

Graham Cresswell <grahamjcresswell@...>
 

Does anyone have a diagram to help me get access to my Maramu's mizzen topping lift bungee. It's gone very slack and the boom now strikes the stern crane unless it's sheeted right in. It looks like you have to get inside the boom to do anything but as far as I can see the only access would be by removing the mizzen outhaul track. Is that what you have to do?

Graham Cresswell
Jamesby
M240
currently in Port St Charles, Barbados

Poor saltwater flow to engine and Onan

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jeff,

Terrible Internet here. No local phone. So, I am replying by email and copying the Group. I am sure there are others who need to know.

Marine growth through the sea chest and into distribution lines is always a problem with flowing water and mussels and other stuff love flowing water. Your 54 always has flowing water because of refrigeration. So, you are going to deal with this more often than a SM owner. You need several "special tools" (designed my yours truly) and a wet vac, electric drill, and heat gun is very helpful.

Go to the Amel Owners Yahoo Group. Click on Photos. In the search box enter sea chest. You will find lots of info. Review all that you find.

Probable causes of poor water flow:
The line below the sea chest strainer is clogged with growth or plastic. There is a "tool" pictured in the search results above that you need to have. It is a broom handle with a bottle brush at the end. You need it as long as possible while still fitting between the inside bottom of the sea chest and the engine room ceiling. The dimensions in the photo are for a SM. Get one made. In the mean time, a piece of broom handle will work as good as a diver...PROCEDURE:
- Turn off valve
- Open sea chest and momentarily turn on AC to pump the level down, or use your wet vac to remove all of the water (best). Put the tool into the top of the valve. Open valve and press down at least 12 inches and up and down several times. Pull the tool out and quickly close the valve before water over flows. It is really good if you have a wet vac to duck all of the water out and clean the sea chest.

Next thing to check is the hoses going from the sea chest to:
- Engine and in-line Transmission heat exchanger
- Generator
- And salt water distribution manifold

PROCEDURE:
Remove the hose clamps where they join the sea chest. Take them off because you do not want to drop them. Using a heat gun, or hair dryer, heat the hoses in order to pull them off. Look inside. At one time, BeBe's (387) were crammed with mussels. I used a piece of rigging wire which was crimped and splayed at the business end and connected to an electric drill as a sort of roto-router. I have used this wire on head hoses and other things at least a dozen times. Get yourself one or something similar. Make it 50% longer than the one pictured.

Don't forget to open the boot on the transmission oil cooler...the one on the sea chest side...and using a wet vac, suck out any debris. I know that you know about this.

Let me know if this works for you.

Regarding wind, you will probably be disappointed. If you can figure out how to add 400+ watts of solar, you will be happy.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Mar 27, 2016 07:39, "Jeff Wingfield" <ki4jde@...> wrote:
Good morning Bill:

Any chance of a Skype call this morning?  I have two questions to ask you.

1.  We are in waters with a fair amount of marine growth.  Even though I have cleaned the raw water filter, there is insufficient flow to engine and genset for simultaneous operation.  Genset impeller is good. One or the other unit runs, but not both.  Sea chest has been cleaned above valve. Diver coming Monday to clean hull opening.  Any further remedy suggested?

2.  We are considering wind generator on mizzen.  Have examined solar but not comfortable with mounting options in absence of arch. Are you aware of any AMELS using wind generator?

If not convenient to chat, please drop a note when you can.

Many thanks

Jeff

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 3 Phase Dive Compressor

hanspeter baettig
 

Hi Mawgan
This is not a easy thing. Because a dive compressor is something you should trust. And a workaround is in my opinon not the right way.
From a technical point of view you have 2 options which are suboptimal.
1. As a workaround you can help you with the so named " Steinmetz- Configuration"
  Useing a condensator 140 F, 400 Volt . I can send you or you googel it for the wirering diagramm.
  Using 1 phase and the neutral. 
  Problem with this low cost solution its only for 3 phase motors less the 3 kw. The Bauer Junior has after the starting mode about 2.5 kw. Also you have 50% less of tork. You have to check out with the connect compressor if its enough. Advantage is the low cost of this solution ; ca. 50€
2. Go to a specialist and buy a electronic frequency converter eg. Hitachi for about 600€
For 2.5 kw. As I assume you are not an electrical specialist as me, you may ask for professional support to install this box , wight about 10 kg ( 300*200*50 mm)
Depending what you paid for this second hand product you shall  buy a new singel phase compressor. To rebuild the Bauer Junior with a factory new 220 motor is quite expensive. I'm also interesting what Bauer in Hongkong will offer you. As an option to Bauer Junior which is a first class product there is the Coltri Compressor from Italy. Less wight, lower price then Bauer. In the diver community you will see both products.
Please feel free to ask me for more support. I will send you then my email .
Hanspeter
Tamango 2, SM 16
Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 26.03.2016 um 19:24 schrieb 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

I am interested in what Bauer says, but I suspect they will tell you that you will have to change out the motor and the electrical controls.

FYI, I was curious so I searched for solutions. For what it is worth there is a YouTube video and lots of How-to websites for this very issue of converting 3 phase motors to single phase.

Let us know what Bauer says.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 12:28 PM, gashman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all,

I've just bought a second hand Bauer Junior 2 dive compressor but the catch is it has a three phase 2.2kw electric motor. I'm still waiting on Bauer for an answer but has anybody installed a 3 phase unit on their boats. Will it work or should I change the motor or try getting a digital inverter converter (expensive). The port side cockpit locker and 220v CB looks designed for it.

Thoughts please.

Regards

Mawgan
Jovic SM #310 Hong Kong


Re: 3 Phase Dive Compressor

jjjk12s@...
 

Mawgan,

 

Just put a photo up to give you a better idea what I was talking about. Note it is not in use as I took it off the boat.

 

John, Popeye Maramu #91

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 3 Phase Dive Compressor

Bob Grey
 

I currently have a Bauer junior running a single phase motor, the option at purchase was single or three phase. In an Amel 55 I mounted in the stern locker along side a tank rack.


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Sunday, March 27, 2016, 08:37, jjjk12s@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

When I bought Popeye it had no compressor but one had been on previously and running from a 4 kvA gen set. From some spares left I think it was a Bauer Junior. It appeared that the set up had been to run a 3 phase compressor motor from the single phase generator as the compressor had previously been in the sail locker opposite the forward heads and there was a remaining electrical box with fairly large condensers which I believe was used to convert to 3 phase. The reason for it would probably have been to be able to run an electric motor off a generator that was too small for a similar sized single phase motor. An electrician should be able to make a similar set up.

 

John, Popeye, Maramu #91

 


 

Re: 3 Phase Dive Compressor

jjjk12s@...
 

When I bought Popeye it had no compressor but one had been on previously and running from a 4 kvA gen set. From some spares left I think it was a Bauer Junior. It appeared that the set up had been to run a 3 phase compressor motor from the single phase generator as the compressor had previously been in the sail locker opposite the forward heads and there was a remaining electrical box with fairly large condensers which I believe was used to convert to 3 phase. The reason for it would probably have been to be able to run an electric motor off a generator that was too small for a similar sized single phase motor. An electrician should be able to make a similar set up.

 

John, Popeye, Maramu #91

 


 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Boat battery charging using 220 VAC 60 Hz.

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Bill,

Thaks a lot. I appriciate your help.

But I could not open the lik. I will try to go throgh the photos to find your postings.

Best regards,
Vladimir SM 345

On Mar 26, 2016 2:03 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Vladamir,

Here I go helping an Amel owner again...I just can't help it. Remember I told you that I am the advocate of Amel

You go to the Yahoo Group website, click on Photos and in the search box enter "shore power." You will get 1 result which is located at:

Full disclosure: The person who prepared this is NOT an electrical or mechanical engineer...he is me, so beware!

The next time maybe you will go a little easier on me when I defend Amel and its designs. ;)

Bill
BeBe 387



On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill, thanks.
Can you give me a hint how to find that photo. Or if you can, just email it to me: sonsev52 at gmail.com.

Many thanks for your help.

On Mar 25, 2016 8:39 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Vladamir,

If you do not have a transformer as Kent described, and if you have the original Dolphin battery charger, and if you wire the shore power connection correctly for 220VAC 60htz, your original Dolphin battery charger will work fine.

You will need 220VAC 60htz service and an American 220VAC connector...AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY wire it correctly. Several years ago I posted photos in the photo section of how to wire the connector.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Mar 24, 2016 18:44, "Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Very soon I will sail my new Amel-Super-Maramu 2000 home to Annapolis from Caribbean.
I want to maintain battary charge on my boat using power hookups on my marina.
I have a portable transformer and I can increase voltage from 110 to 220 VAC, but it still going to be 60  Hz. Do you know if the battery charger will work at 220 VAC 60 Hz? Did somebody tried this?

Vladimir
SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Boat battery charging using 220 VAC 60 Hz.

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Vladamir,

Here I go helping an Amel owner again...I just can't help it. Remember I told you that I am the advocate of Amel

You go to the Yahoo Group website, click on Photos and in the search box enter "shore power." You will get 1 result which is located at:

Full disclosure: The person who prepared this is NOT an electrical or mechanical engineer...he is me, so beware!

The next time maybe you will go a little easier on me when I defend Amel and its designs. ;)

Bill
BeBe 387



On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 1:30 PM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill, thanks.
Can you give me a hint how to find that photo. Or if you can, just email it to me: sonsev52 at gmail.com.

Many thanks for your help.

On Mar 25, 2016 8:39 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Vladamir,

If you do not have a transformer as Kent described, and if you have the original Dolphin battery charger, and if you wire the shore power connection correctly for 220VAC 60htz, your original Dolphin battery charger will work fine.

You will need 220VAC 60htz service and an American 220VAC connector...AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY wire it correctly. Several years ago I posted photos in the photo section of how to wire the connector.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Mar 24, 2016 18:44, "Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Very soon I will sail my new Amel-Super-Maramu 2000 home to Annapolis from Caribbean.
I want to maintain battary charge on my boat using power hookups on my marina.
I have a portable transformer and I can increase voltage from 110 to 220 VAC, but it still going to be 60  Hz. Do you know if the battery charger will work at 220 VAC 60 Hz? Did somebody tried this?

Vladimir
SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 3 Phase Dive Compressor

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I am interested in what Bauer says, but I suspect they will tell you that you will have to change out the motor and the electrical controls.

FYI, I was curious so I searched for solutions. For what it is worth there is a YouTube video and lots of How-to websites for this very issue of converting 3 phase motors to single phase.

Let us know what Bauer says.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 12:28 PM, gashman@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all,

I've just bought a second hand Bauer Junior 2 dive compressor but the catch is it has a three phase 2.2kw electric motor. I'm still waiting on Bauer for an answer but has anybody installed a 3 phase unit on their boats. Will it work or should I change the motor or try getting a digital inverter converter (expensive). The port side cockpit locker and 220v CB looks designed for it.

Thoughts please.

Regards

Mawgan
Jovic SM #310 Hong Kong