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Re: Hurth Gearbox

Jim Anderson
 

On SM 384 equipped with the Yanmar 4JH3HTE, for preventative maintenance I recently removed and had rebuilt the 5 sea water cooled heat exchangers: engine heat exchanger, engine oil cooler, engine turbo inter-cooler, generator heat exchanger, and the Hurth reduction gear cooler. Along the sea water supply hose that goes to the Hurth cooler there is a yellow and green bonding wire. I forget where it is supposed to go.It's length appeears to end at about the end of the little heat exchanger and the wire is stripped for a short section about 5" before it ends. Does anyone happen to recall where and/or how the bonding wire is attached?  (Photo posted in Photos section. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/photostream/lightbox/838712979?orderBy=mtime&sortOrder=desc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/838712979 Thanks,
Jim
SM 384 Sirena Azul
Ketchikan, Alaska


Re: bow thruster service. Problem

Jim Anderson
 

Thanks all for your suggestions. Since the problem occurs with the thruster disconnected from the rigging, I don't think the problem is the rigging. I haven't taken on a drop of water through the bow thruster seals on my current cruise so far, which has included motoring into some good sized seas. So I think I the next time I have the boat out of the water I will start with callipers, followed by precise machine-shop measurements and milling, if needed. Perhaps a previous owner of servicer simply over-tightened a band/hose clamp, causing an out-of-round condition. I'll report my findings after the next haul-out.
Jim
SM384 Sirena Azul
Ketchikan


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mast pole for genoa

c.macdonald@...
 

Kent, yes. Thinking over what Bill said, it occurred to me that in Amel's theory the use of both poles together would nullify each other's push. Makes sense. It has been stated repeatedly on this forum that one is better of when not meddling with or contradicting any of old Amel's instructions. When in Rome... So I will explore two possibilities: using the main boom as a pole for the genoa (very optional and in moderate wind force) and/or installing a running backstay so as to add strenght on the wind side of the mast. Or just using both poles as they are, and getting used to rig them correctly and easily.
Charles


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mast pole for genoa

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

Interesting…  That is not in the version of the SM 2K manual I have.  No date or version number I can find to compare.

The thinking might be that in theory the loads of the two poles cancel each other out. In theory.   But watching the twin headsails in practice, especially when sailing in a significant seaway, the loads are cyclical and the sheets load up alternately. The heavier load shifts from one side to the other.  I am not at all convinced that in practice the load cancelling would be real except in flat water.



On Jul 6, 2016, at 23:26, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi Bill.
Sorry, it's in the Amel Super Maramu 2000 Users' Guide, not the Owners' Manual.  I thought I had downloaded it from the Files section, but can't find it there now.
In the Users'Guide it is on page 1-29 in the first paragraph of the section on the "Amel Twin Pole System".  I'll quote it for you:
"When the Amel twin pole system is used, pole and jockey pole must imperatively be used simultaneously on each side of the boat.  Don't use the pole and jockey pole on a single side."

There is no further elaboration as to what problems might arise from using a single pole.  Others and I have used a single pole extensively on downwind and broad reach points of sail without apparent ill effects.  I can only guess that the specs on the mast and rigging may not support this practice.  I don't know of any actual failures.
Please chime in here if anyone knows more on this subject.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jul 6, 2016, at 9:00 PM, Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I have a version of the SM manual, and can not find such a comment. Can you steer me to a page number or quote?

Bill Kinney
SM #160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ




On Jul 6, 2016, at 16:26, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I know that many of us sail wing on wing with the genoa on a pole and the main. However, keep in mind that the Amel Super Maramu owners manual says not to do this. It instructs us to only use both poles together, not only one.  Perhaps Olivier can shed some light on this for us.

Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jul 6, 2016, at 11:16 AM, c.macdonald@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Bill, very good info. I will think it over and keep what yo say in mind.
Charles









Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mast pole for genoa

karkauai
 

Hi Bill.
Sorry, it's in the Amel Super Maramu 2000 Users' Guide, not the Owners' Manual.  I thought I had downloaded it from the Files section, but can't find it there now.
In the Users'Guide it is on page 1-29 in the first paragraph of the section on the "Amel Twin Pole System".  I'll quote it for you:
"When the Amel twin pole system is used, pole and jockey pole must imperatively be used simultaneously on each side of the boat.  Don't use the pole and jockey pole on a single side."

There is no further elaboration as to what problems might arise from using a single pole.  Others and I have used a single pole extensively on downwind and broad reach points of sail without apparent ill effects.  I can only guess that the specs on the mast and rigging may not support this practice.  I don't know of any actual failures.
Please chime in here if anyone knows more on this subject.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jul 6, 2016, at 9:00 PM, Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

I have a version of the SM manual, and can not find such a comment. Can you steer me to a page number or quote?

Bill Kinney
SM #160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ




On Jul 6, 2016, at 16:26, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I know that many of us sail wing on wing with the genoa on a pole and the main. However, keep in mind that the Amel Super Maramu owners manual says not to do this. It instructs us to only use both poles together, not only one.  Perhaps Olivier can shed some light on this for us.

Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jul 6, 2016, at 11:16 AM, c.macdonald@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Bill, very good info. I will think it over and keep what yo say in mind.
Charles


 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Swim ladder for swim step

karkauai
 

Thank you Derick.  I thought that's what it looked like.  Very nice addition!
Kent


On Jul 6, 2016, at 10:10 AM, derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,


The hinge consists of a long pintle that is incorporated into the fiberglass along the forward edge of the platform and the gudgeons are two stainless steel eyes that are attached to stainless steel brackets that conform to the outer edge of the hull in the stern.  These brackets are placed just above the rubber bumper on the stern. The ends of the pintles are capped with stainless steel eyes to prevent the pintles from slipping out of the gudgeons on the brackets.  (See the new pictures I posted in the Photos section).

 I assume that all pieces were custom made by the previous owner, and not available commercially.  

Derick
SM2K#400


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu S/V Jazz for sale

Eric Lesnick <l36fdny@...>
 

We also saw the boat in the spring. Email for any questions

emlesnick at me dot com


On Jul 6, 2016, at 6:23 PM, Denise McGovern Mcgovern.denise@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We went to see it in June.  We have since decided we want a Super Maramu.  Feel free to email me. McGovern dot denise at Gmail dot com.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mast pole for genoa

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

Kent,

I have a version of the SM manual, and can not find such a comment. Can you steer me to a page number or quote?

Bill Kinney
SM #160 Harmonie
Highlands, NJ




On Jul 6, 2016, at 16:26, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I know that many of us sail wing on wing with the genoa on a pole and the main. However, keep in mind that the Amel Super Maramu owners manual says not to do this. It instructs us to only use both poles together, not only one.  Perhaps Olivier can shed some light on this for us.

Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jul 6, 2016, at 11:16 AM, c.macdonald@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Bill, very good info. I will think it over and keep what yo say in mind.
Charles
 




Re: Maramu S/V Jazz for sale

Denise McGovern
 

We went to see it in June.  We have since decided we want a Super Maramu.  Feel free to email me. McGovern dot denise at Gmail dot com.


Maramu S/V Jazz for sale

billhardesty@...
 

Anyone seen this the Maramu, Jazz lately?  She is in Port Ambrose, New Jersey.  Looks very nice from the Yachtworld posting.  I live in San Diego so it is best if I do some research online before making a trip to look at her.


Regards,

Bill

Swede 55, Ohana

Looking for something more Blue Water ready for the young family.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mast pole for genoa

karkauai
 

I know that many of us sail wing on wing with the genoa on a pole and the main. However, keep in mind that the Amel Super Maramu owners manual says not to do this. It instructs us to only use both poles together, not only one.  Perhaps Olivier can shed some light on this for us.

Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jul 6, 2016, at 11:16 AM, c.macdonald@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Bill, very good info. I will think it over and keep what yo say in mind.
Charles
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] O-ring

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I thought I also sent it to you:

And the 24X3.5 for the Oil Plug for C-Drive
http://nikimat.com/spare_parts_c_drive.html

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico




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On Wed, 7/6/16, osterberg.paul.l@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] O-ring
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:32 AM


 









Thank you Alexandre It's good to have
the bowthruster as well but also need to know the size of
the o-ring for the propeller shaft busing for the c
drivePaul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] O-ring

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you Alexandre
 It's good to have the bowthruster as well but also need to know the size of the o-ring for the propeller shaft busing for the c drive
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mast pole for genoa

c.macdonald@...
 

Thanks Bill, very good info. I will think it over and keep what yo say in mind.
Charles
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Swim ladder for swim step

Derick Gates
 

Kent,

The hinge consists of a long pintle that is incorporated into the fiberglass along the forward edge of the platform and the gudgeons are two stainless steel eyes that are attached to stainless steel brackets that conform to the outer edge of the hull in the stern.  These brackets are placed just above the rubber bumper on the stern. The ends of the pintles are capped with stainless steel eyes to prevent the pintles from slipping out of the gudgeons on the brackets.  (See the new pictures I posted in the Photos section).

 I assume that all pieces were custom made by the previous owner, and not available commercially.  

Derick
SM2K#400


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mast pole for genoa

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

Charles,

I think the Secteur Blac people are giving you an answer without thinking.  

A standard whisker pole would exert no more lateral force on the mast than the Amel pole. It does the same thing, so the forces are the same. Certainly the attachment fittings at the shrouds do not carry any part of the thrust load from the Amel poles.  If I wanted to use standard whisker poles I would not hesitate to install them.

But…

Are you sure you are setting up the Amel poles correctly?  Has an experienced Amel sailor showed you how to rig them?  I only ask because I find them MUCH easier to use and rig than the standard whisker pole I have used on my past boats.  When set up as intended, they are very simple to handle, even for someone working alone. If you find them too heavy, you might be able to replace the aluminum sections with a carbon fiber tube and cut the weight dramatically.

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Highlands, NJ




On Jul 6, 2016, at 07:51, c.macdonald@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello Amel Friends,
I inquired whether it would be feasible to install a mast pole for the genoa on my Maramu. I was told by the "Secteur Blanc" people (they  do the rigging for the Chantiers Amel at La Rochelle)  that the mast on the Amel  boats could not sustain enough lateral push to be so equipped. I did see a Maramu with a mast pole though. I wish I could avoid the complicated, cumbersome and heavy poles the Maramu comes with. I used them once or twice but find them almost impossible to rig when sailing solo. Also I got injured  when doing it last time.
Any good advice?
Charles
 Inuit (Maramu 253)
  





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] House Battery Replacement

James Wendell <ms42phantom54@...>
 

Great, I am glad that Patrick has been helping you. - he is good.

I used to have Pantaenius through Scott, but switched to Falvey when I purchased my Amel last year. I have yet to see how they will respond to my explosion issues. Hopefully today they will give me authorization to proceed. This is my first claim ever.

Look forward to see you if you are in the yard. I am still on the hard unfortunately as I wait for the repairs to begin and get my new engine running - still waiting for Volvo parts and the exhaust hookup. I keep pushing, but it is really frustrating getting the local contractors moving.
 
s/v Phantom Amel 54 #044


On Wednesday, July 6, 2016 8:18 AM, "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]"


 
James, Thanks for getting back to me regarding Patrick. I was surprised yesterday morning when a Electrical engineer , a surveyor , and Patrick all showed up at my house to look at my boat .  I had only had one brief conversation with Patrick , I was surprised Pantaenius included him in the process ,surprised they sent so many qualified men to survey the damage . Patrick seemed to very knowledgable , and I will have him do the repairs . I will take my boat to Bert Jabin's in Annapolis  where your boat is , so may see you there . I will say , so far I have been pleased with Pantaenius's response and my broker, Scott Stusek has been helpful resolving issues.
Thanks Again,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jul 5, 2016 9:25 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] House Battery Replacement

 
It is true that Patrick is handling the replacement work for my battery explosion issue. I cannot say whether he understands the Amel systems directly, but I do trust his expertise on electrical systems and instruments in general. I do remember discussing the Amel isolated ground philosophy. He is a strong proponent of a common AC/DC ground, which I think is a bit different.

His knowledge of DC distribution systems is quite good, as is his understanding of the instruments. He is going to do a complete systems checkout once the new batteries are in and running. I will try to work with him as much as possible.
 
s/v Phantom Amel 54 #044


On Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:39 AM, "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Jamie, I have spoke with Patrick at Marine Electric Systems about replacing  damaged equipment resulting from lightning . From what he said ,I believe he is doing the work on your boat . Could you tell me if you feel he has a good understanding of the Amel electrical system .

Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 9:44 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] House Battery Replacement

 
Thanks for the advice. I am not sure what others have but I have the Mastervolt 24V alternator and it has an external smart regulator. I need to read up on it, but presumably it could handle any type of AGM batteries, since that is what I had with the Intimidators. I know my Morningstar MPPT solar regulator is set for AGM. The boat came with the original Dolphin 100A and a replacement Charles 45A, which is what I use when I am plugged in. Again, I know it is set to AGM. I am not sure about the Dolphin, since I was rarely on generator power and even then the Charles seems to do the trick.

I am going to discuss all with my electrician after my insurance company approves the repairs. My insurance wants a thorough test of the entire electrical system, and my electrician is the one who added the fuse systems that protect all the feeders from the battery compartment - there are I think 10 fuses on the wall just downstream of the main cutoff switches. I do not have a fuse in the 12V starter/alternator feeder to the engine. By the way, one of the 24V fuses blew when the explosion happened. It may have been a fire if I did not have that fuse installed - who knows. Thank goodness there was no fire.

Still no final statement from the surveyor the insurance company hired as to what caused the explosion.

Jamie
 
s/v Phantom Amel 54 #044




On Monday, July 4, 2016 5:50 AM, "svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Agree with Bill's comments.  In our case, we had to re-program both Mastervolt chargers for AGM charging and add external Mastervolt regulation to the factory Leece-Neville alternator, also properly programmed for AGM charging.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K N. 350
At anchor, Camoglie (Génova)







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] House Battery Replacement

Patrick McAneny
 

James, Thanks for getting back to me regarding Patrick. I was surprised yesterday morning when a Electrical engineer , a surveyor , and Patrick all showed up at my house to look at my boat .  I had only had one brief conversation with Patrick , I was surprised Pantaenius included him in the process ,surprised they sent so many qualified men to survey the damage . Patrick seemed to very knowledgable , and I will have him do the repairs . I will take my boat to Bert Jabin's in Annapolis  where your boat is , so may see you there . I will say , so far I have been pleased with Pantaenius's response and my broker, Scott Stusek has been helpful resolving issues.
Thanks Again,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jul 5, 2016 9:25 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] House Battery Replacement

 
It is true that Patrick is handling the replacement work for my battery explosion issue. I cannot say whether he understands the Amel systems directly, but I do trust his expertise on electrical systems and instruments in general. I do remember discussing the Amel isolated ground philosophy. He is a strong proponent of a common AC/DC ground, which I think is a bit different.

His knowledge of DC distribution systems is quite good, as is his understanding of the instruments. He is going to do a complete systems checkout once the new batteries are in and running. I will try to work with him as much as possible.
 
s/v Phantom Amel 54 #044


On Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:39 AM, "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Jamie, I have spoke with Patrick at Marine Electric Systems about replacing  damaged equipment resulting from lightning . From what he said ,I believe he is doing the work on your boat . Could you tell me if you feel he has a good understanding of the Amel electrical system .

Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 4, 2016 9:44 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] House Battery Replacement

 
Thanks for the advice. I am not sure what others have but I have the Mastervolt 24V alternator and it has an external smart regulator. I need to read up on it, but presumably it could handle any type of AGM batteries, since that is what I had with the Intimidators. I know my Morningstar MPPT solar regulator is set for AGM. The boat came with the original Dolphin 100A and a replacement Charles 45A, which is what I use when I am plugged in. Again, I know it is set to AGM. I am not sure about the Dolphin, since I was rarely on generator power and even then the Charles seems to do the trick.

I am going to discuss all with my electrician after my insurance company approves the repairs. My insurance wants a thorough test of the entire electrical system, and my electrician is the one who added the fuse systems that protect all the feeders from the battery compartment - there are I think 10 fuses on the wall just downstream of the main cutoff switches. I do not have a fuse in the 12V starter/alternator feeder to the engine. By the way, one of the 24V fuses blew when the explosion happened. It may have been a fire if I did not have that fuse installed - who knows. Thank goodness there was no fire.

Still no final statement from the surveyor the insurance company hired as to what caused the explosion.

Jamie
 
s/v Phantom Amel 54 #044




On Monday, July 4, 2016 5:50 AM, "svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Agree with Bill's comments.  In our case, we had to re-program both Mastervolt chargers for AGM charging and add external Mastervolt regulation to the factory Leece-Neville alternator, also properly programmed for AGM charging.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K N. 350
At anchor, Camoglie (Génova)





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] O-ring

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Paul,

I am short on time because of work, but I think you talk about the O ring 40.00 x 2.50 for the Bow thruster
http://nikimat.com/spare_parts_bow_thruster.html

And the 24X3.5 for the Oil Plug for C-Drive
http://nikimat.com/spare_parts_c_drive.html

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico




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On Wed, 7/6/16, osterberg.paul.l@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] O-ring
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 3:07 AM


 









Hello!Does anyone
know the dimensions for the O-ring inside the prop shaft
busing?and the O-ring dimension for the
Oil plug in the C-Drive, We have an Amel SM
2000 #259 from 1999
Paul on
S/Y Kerpa SM#259 Siracusa Sicily










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mast pole for genoa

c.macdonald@...
 

Hello Amel Friends,
I inquired whether it would be feasible to install a mast pole for the genoa on my Maramu. I was told by the "Secteur Blanc" people (they  do the rigging for the Chantiers Amel at La Rochelle)  that the mast on the Amel  boats could not sustain enough lateral push to be so equipped. I did see a Maramu with a mast pole though. I wish I could avoid the complicated, cumbersome and heavy poles the Maramu comes with. I used them once or twice but find them almost impossible to rig when sailing solo. Also I got injured  when doing it last time.
Any good advice?
Charles
 Inuit (Maramu 253)