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Maramu for sale

curtepp
 

Hello all. 

We are still offering our 1987 Maramu for sale.  Languedoc is now in Stuart, Florida finishing upgrades and repairs after 4 years in the Caribbean.  We will be moving up the coast starting mid-April.  Our asking price is $165,000.  More info is available at boativated "dot" com or sailboatlistings "dot" com, or send me an e-mail, curt "at" boativated.com.


Curt Epperson

Languedoc

1987 Maramu


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] provenciales

greatketch@...
 

Jeff,

Having just stayed at both, I would recommend Blue Haven if you were going to leave the boat unattended.  At Turtle Cove we were side tied to a rather rough bulkhead.  Not terrible, but the fenders did take a bit of regular tending to keep the boat safe from pilings and harsh edges.

At Blue Haven you'll be in a proper finger pier slip.  And all the amenities that have already been enumerated for you!  Of course if you are not there... they don't really matter...

We left Turtle Cove because we felt "bottled in"--only being able to go out sailing on a high tide. We are a bit different than a lot of cruisers because we frequently go for day sails and day fishing trips.  So not having free access to the ocean was a serious drawback for us.

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Ponce, Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] provenciales

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: Hydraulic 2nd Backup for linear Auto pilot drive

Jose Venegas
 

Thank you all for your comments.  I checked out the space and there may be enough to mount the drive in the opposite side of the electric one.  I also though that pump could be mounted on the starboard shelf of the  "garage", to isolate the noise.  My previous boat was a Beneteau and had a similar arrangement with the sound not different to that of the electric drive on Ipanema.  I also thought that it would be best to buy an independent computer too.
I will let you know how it works out.  

Jose


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] provenciales

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Jeff,

Going to echo Mark.

I stayed at Blue Haven Marina for 2.5 months, was only going to stay 2 to 3 weeks because of the price, but the marina was so nice, the only 5 star marina I stayed in (better than Atlantis in Nassau) and they also gave me a better price as I stayed longer (talk to Adam or Porcia).

At the time I did not feel confortable (even with a pilot going to Turtle Cove), but since several Super Maramu went.

With Blue Haven, you will get “Free shuttle” to towns and many other amenities that they don’t advertise such as free shuttle and full access to Alexandria and the Beach House… The Beach House will load you (no charge) hobby cat, paddle board, snorkeling equipment, bring you tea and pastries… at no charge… also free shuttle to the fish fry on Wednesday… The customs & emigration also came on site… I can go on and on…
Note: if you stay less than 7 days: no need for cruising permit ($300) if you plan on staying more then $300 valid for 3 months.
DO NOT pay for the “anchoring permit” they will try to charge you, it is for vessel over 20 meters.

From Blue Haven, grocery shopping will be far walking, I have a bicycle so was never an issue: 15 min away.

Regardless of where you stay, I think you will love Providenciales, the nicest beach and the bluest water.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI




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On Sun, 3/12/17, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] provenciales
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 9:52 AM


 

















Jeff,


 

You have two
options. It depends on how much money you want to spend. The
lower price option
is Turtle Cove at $0.85 per foot per day for the monthly
rate or Blue Haven at $1.75
per foot per day.

 

Both are accessible
with a 7’ draft. Turtle Cove will send a pilot boat out at
no-charge to guide
you in (recommended) - you will need high tide. The IGA
store (grocery) is about
one mile from Turtle Cove and a cab ride from Blue Haven.
Blue Haven has a
small store on site with some groceries. Turtle Cove is a
Port of Entry/Exit. Blue
Haven can arrange entry.

 



With best
regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty
cruising – Great Exuma Island, Bahamas

www.creampuff.us




 





From:
amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:41 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] provenciales





 

 







Good Morning Amelians,

I'm looking for recommendations on where to pick up a
slip in Provenciales.
I see there are a couple of options.

I plan to slide down there in a month, and leave Spirit
there for a month or
so before pressing onward, towards Trinidad.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks.

 

Jeff Spiriut Amel 54 #14


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] provenciales

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] provenciales

Mark Erdos
 

Jeff,

 

You have two options. It depends on how much money you want to spend. The lower price option is Turtle Cove at $0.85 per foot per day for the monthly rate or Blue Haven at $1.75 per foot per day.

 

Both are accessible with a 7’ draft. Turtle Cove will send a pilot boat out at no-charge to guide you in (recommended) - you will need high tide. The IGA store (grocery) is about one mile from Turtle Cove and a cab ride from Blue Haven. Blue Haven has a small store on site with some groceries. Turtle Cove is a Port of Entry/Exit. Blue Haven can arrange entry.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Great Exuma Island, Bahamas

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2017 8:41 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] provenciales

 

 

Good Morning Amelians,

I'm looking for recommendations on where to pick up a slip in Provenciales. I see there are a couple of options.

I plan to slide down there in a month, and leave Spirit there for a month or so before pressing onward, towards Trinidad.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks.

 

Jeff Spiriut Amel 54 #14

 


Engine performance on 54

hodginsbob@...
 

I am curious if there is anyone that has kept a log of engine turbo performance under way? My 54 has the Volvo D3-110 engine. I regret that in the past I have not recorded the turbo boost pressure at various rpm settings. If anyone has that information would they be willing to share?
Bob & Mary Lu
Gallivant
currently at anchor near St. James Island, USVI



Re: Autoprop on Amel 54

Bob Hodgins <bobh@...>
 

Yes, I can confirm Martin is correct, it is a H6 Autoprop on the 54.

Bob
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31
currently at St. James Island, USVI


provenciales

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Good Morning Amelians,

I'm looking for recommendations on where to pick up a slip in Provenciales. I see there are a couple of options.

I plan to slide down there in a month, and leave Spirit there for a month or so before pressing onward, towards Trinidad.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thanks.


Jeff Spiriut Amel 54 #14



Re: Hydraulic 2nd Backup for linear Auto pilot drive

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

An interesting thing that either I forgot or was never told on our '55 visits, but which came up on this week's '55 demo to the Delos crew, is that Amel installs that boat's hydraulic autopilot pump on a separate, isolated mount to keep things quiet in the sleeping quarters.

Something to consider if you go the hydraulic route.

Peregrinus
SM2K No. 350
At anchor, Ortona, Italy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Autoprop on Amel 54

amelforme
 

Thanks Martin. I put my pants on one leg at a time, too!

The great thing about this group is the great willingness to help each other. This is of great value to us all.

Thanks again, Martin

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

On Mar 11, 2017, at 1:35 PM, Martin Komischke luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Joel,


I am not 100% sure, but I think it is H6. In case of that might help:

My BRUNTON Autoprop S/N is AP 7959. Maybe they can track it.

Would be so happy , if I would have helped the famous J.Potter. Didn`t know, that`s possible!

Best regards

Martin Komischke

AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA
Currently Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

Am 11. März 2017 um 19:28:21, jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] (amelyachtowners@...) schrieb:

 

Hello Everyone.


I am far away from an Amel boat today and my failing memory cannot recall which model of Autoprop is on the Amel 54. Can anyone help me out with the Bruntons Autoprop Model Number for the Amel 54?


Many thanks in advance.


Joel F. Potter 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Autoprop on Amel 54

luvkante
 


Autoprop on Amel 54

amelforme
 

Hello Everyone.


I am far away from an Amel boat today and my failing memory cannot recall which model of Autoprop is on the Amel 54. Can anyone help me out with the Bruntons Autoprop Model Number for the Amel 54?


Many thanks in advance.


Joel F. Potter 


Re: Hydraulic 2nd Backup for linear Auto pilot drive

greatketch@...
 

Jose,

I have never put a hydraulic drive in a SM2K, but have installed and used them on other boats.  

They are easy to install, relatively.  The key being they need to have someplace VERY strong to push and pull against that works with the geometry of the ram.  They really should have their own tiller arm, and not attach to the existing quadrant, although many installations cheat on this.

Some of the pumps can be quite noisy compared to the linear drive, but they can be mounted somewhere other than under the berth. If you want to go with a remote mount, installing the pump in the engine room and then routing the hoses without compromising the engine room bulkhead integrity might take away the "easy to install" benefit! 

If you are interfacing to a Raymarine autopilot, check the voltage for the clutch.  Many (most? all?) of the 24V Raymarine AP units use 12 Volts to drive the clutch and 24V to drive the motor.

Another benefit of hydraulics is repairability.  On the ram side, parts are pretty standard all over the world in all kinds of industries, so seals and even whole rams are easy to get anywhere there is an industrial economy.  For long range cruising it would be easy to carry a spare pump for a drop in replacement.  So no matter what fails you don't need to find a Raymarine technician or parts depot to fix it. 

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie
Punta Montalva, Puerto Rico


---In amelyachtowners@..., <jvenegas@...> wrote :

I have two sets of questions:  

1) My rotary drive has failed.  I makes sounds as if it is receiving the signal but the wheel does not turn.  Is it a failing clutch? If that is the problem  can it be repaired without sending it to Raymarine?


2)  I am preparing the boat for the Marion Bermuda Cruising race taking place this year and would like to add a 2nd backup linear drive, preferably hydraulic.  I would prefer the hydraulic because it is more robust, it has less parts to fail and can handle stronger forces with less energy spent.  Has anybody added a hydraulic linear back up drive to a SM2K?

Any pros and cons arguments welcome.


Jose


IPANEMA

SM2K 278

Currently shrink rapped at Constitution Marina, Boston.

 


Re: fresh water hose join to pipe

greatketch@...
 


Duane,

Good question...  I actually spread cement on the male connector, and then slide the hose on while the cement is still wet.  double clamping immediately.  It does take some time to dry, and certainly is not "full strength" when done that way but the next day the hose is on tight.  An additional advantage to doing it this way, is the wet cement acts as a lubricant, making it easy to slide the hose on to its full length.  

I put the cement on the male side so that as little as possible ends up inside the hose.  When I put a hose on this way it is not easy to remove, but it is possible--which is what I am looking for.

I have never felt the need to do this with "barbed" fittings but the smooth male connectors Amel uses seem like they need more than just clamps.

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Punta Montalva, Puerto Rico


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailor63109@...> wrote :

Bill,

One last question on using contact cement to join the unbarbed connections.

Do you spread it on both surfaces and allow it to become tacky before joining as usual?  Usually contact cement bonds on contact so how can you slide the hose onto the pipe?  Do you just spread it on the pipe, slide the hose on while still wet?

Normally I would go get some scrap pipe and try it out, but I'm on foot in the boatyard and Home Depot is a long walk.

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477
Hard aground in the boatyard...


Re: fresh water hose join to pipe

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill,

One last question on using contact cement to join the unbarbed connections.

Do you spread it on both surfaces and allow it to become tacky before joining as usual?  Usually contact cement bonds on contact so how can you slide the hose onto the pipe?  Do you just spread it on the pipe, slide the hose on while still wet?

Normally I would go get some scrap pipe and try it out, but I'm on foot in the boatyard and Home Depot is a long walk.

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477
Hard aground in the boatyard...


Re: Hydraulic 2nd Backup for linear Auto pilot drive

Ian Park
 

If it's a Raymarine rotary drive it is quick (on the Santorin) to remove - just two bolts, and then you can unbolt the casing and see the gear arrangement. You can then turn the motor or the gear train by hand to see the problem. It was so easy to change over - 10-15 minutes - I decided to buy a spare rotary. But there are several threads on the advantages of a second independent linear drive and perhaps it's own course computer.

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Hydraulic 2nd Backup for linear Auto pilot drive

Jose Venegas
 

I have two sets of questions:  

1) My rotary drive has failed.  I makes sounds as if it is receiving the signal but the wheel does not turn.  Is it a failing clutch? If that is the problem  can it be repaired without sending it to Raymarine?


2)  I am preparing the boat for the Marion Bermuda Cruising race taking place this year and would like to add a 2nd backup linear drive, preferably hydraulic.  I would prefer the hydraulic because it is more robust, it has less parts to fail and can handle stronger forces with less energy spent.  Has anybody added a hydraulic linear back up drive to a SM2K?

Any pros and cons arguments welcome.


Jose


IPANEMA

SM2K 278

Currently shrink rapped at Constitution Marina, Boston.

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Collapsing mizzen mast support on a 1986 Maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Thanks James!  I appreciate your input.