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Re: Fresh Water Pressure

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Paul ,

What is the state of your batteries ?
If the battery bank voltage is low, the FW pump may not have enough power to attain the high pressure setting and therefore run continuously .....you can ask me how I know that !
Normally the pressure switch is set around 20- 40 psi...i.e cut in at 20 ...cut out at 40, but it is adjustable and someone may have adjusted it differently
The broken glass on your gauge may, but normally wouldn't, affect its function.
Cheers
Alan 
Elyse SM437


Re: Rudder Sensor

Duane Siegfri
 

I called Raymarine and they gave me the following checks to test the rudder sensor, I thought they might be helpful to someone in the future.

TEST THE RUDDER SENSOR
1)  Turn power off to the S3G.  
2)  Remove the wires labeled "Rudder" from the S3G Course Computer.  You'll need a small screwdriver to press on the white tab just above the wire.  That will release the wire.  Take care the screwdriver does not slip and hit the circuit board behind it.
3)  Test the resistance between the:
Green and Red wires, should be 5K.
Green and Blue wires, should be between 1.7K and 3.3K depending on wheel position.
Red and Blue wires, should be between 1.7 and 3.3k depending on wheel position.
All resistances can be plus or minus 10% and be within specifications.

It turns out that my rudder sensor is within spec,it was 5.3 G/R, 2.13 to 3.4 G/B, and 3.4 to 2.13 R/B.  So it must be the S3 course computer I bought reconditioned.  I'm going to return that to the provider.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rudder Sensor

Symphony
 

Hi Duane,
There should be a rudder indicator test in the diagnostic and set-up section of the plotter.  It will check for the full voltage range of motion as well as polarity. Poke around in the menus to set up a new boat.

I had a very similar problem once and it turned out that the rudder position rheostat had a little dead zone if the wheel was hard hard over to Port. This would upset the sync. It was short term fixable by just turning the wheel hard over the other way and then centering again.

Best wishes,
Richard
Ex-Tartan 4100 now looking at Amel and some others. 

On Jun 12, 2017, at 7:25 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

It's tough to catch a break!  We recently had the S3G Course Computer go down.  The problem was diagnosed as a factory programming glitch that sends out a "kill" signal that shuts the unit down.  Raymarine had a software update available.


We bought a reconditioned one from Dan Gehrhardt and installed it and now the rudder sensor doesn't work.  I know for a fact it was working when I was eliminating possible problems with the S3G.  I installed the reconditioned one and then went through the rudder sensor wires twice more thinking I had a bad connection but still the rudder sensor is dead (no output to the ST7001).


I had Dan fix my old S3G and I'm going to install that one when we receive it to see if it might be the S3G that's the problem.


In the meantime, is there a way to determine if the rudder sensor is OK?  I'm guessing that the Black and Red wires are power from the S3G to the rudder sensor, and the green and blue wires are some kind of rheostat (believe me, I'm no electronics whiz!).  So if I hooked up a voltmeter to the green and blue should I expect a voltage?  Would the voltage change as the wheel is turned?


Any other ideas to check the rudder sensor?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Fresh Water Pressure

pwschofield@...
 

Hello to all.  Can you please tell me at what pressure the fresh water pressure cut-off switch should stop the pump.  The boat is new to us and I'm just starting to get familiar with the systems.  We arrived aboard after 4 months away and the water pump seems to be running a long time, compared to what I remember, bringing the system up to pressure.  We are getting pressure at the faucets even after the pump is turned off so I assume pump and expansion tanks are not an issue.  The system seems to be holding pressure as I continue to get water pressure at the faucets hours after the pump has been run.  One of the concerns I have is that the gauge at the accumulator does not appear to move while the pump is running.  Seems like it doesn't get higher than 20 psi.   Glass is broken on the gauge, so yes, a new gauge is in order.  Another gauge in the system just above the fresh water pump next to, what appears to be an inline regulator, shows 1.6-1.8 bar.


Just concerned at running the pump too long for either fear of burning it out or over pressurizing the system and causing damage. 

Thank you for your help

Paul
SV Trillium
SM 215
Brunswick, GA



Rudder Sensor

Duane Siegfri
 

It's tough to catch a break!  We recently had the S3G Course Computer go down.  The problem was diagnosed as a factory programming glitch that sends out a "kill" signal that shuts the unit down.  Raymarine had a software update available.


We bought a reconditioned one from Dan Gehrhardt and installed it and now the rudder sensor doesn't work.  I know for a fact it was working when I was eliminating possible problems with the S3G.  I installed the reconditioned one and then went through the rudder sensor wires twice more thinking I had a bad connection but still the rudder sensor is dead (no output to the ST7001).


I had Dan fix my old S3G and I'm going to install that one when we receive it to see if it might be the S3G that's the problem.


In the meantime, is there a way to determine if the rudder sensor is OK?  I'm guessing that the Black and Red wires are power from the S3G to the rudder sensor, and the green and blue wires are some kind of rheostat (believe me, I'm no electronics whiz!).  So if I hooked up a voltmeter to the green and blue should I expect a voltage?  Would the voltage change as the wheel is turned?


Any other ideas to check the rudder sensor?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

Patrick McAneny
 

Kent , We'll be here , stay for dinner , spend the night if it fits your schedule. Let us know.
Pat
SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 9:43 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

 
Hi Pat.  Great to hear from you.
I'd love to see what you've done.  I'm going to NC on Wed to visit grandkids,back on Monday the next week.  Maybe I can drive over for a short visit?
Hi to Diane.
K

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Jun 11, 2017, at 6:52 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Kent, Welcome back to the Bay , I just did all that except the hatch gaskets , which are on my list. If you up this way take a look at what we have done , its worked out well. If not maybe Diane and I could sail south meet up you somewhere.
Stay in touch,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

 
Hi Amel cousins!
I hope you are all having a grand time where ever you are. I am back inSt Michaels,Maryland preparing Kristy for Pacific cruising in a year or so, and spending time with my new girlfriend, Iris.

I need to replace the input hose from the raw water manifold to the air conditioner pump. Does anyone know the internal diameter of that hose? It looks like it's probably over an inch (25mm).

Does anyone have suggestions about other upgrades or spares that I should have before I sail the Pacific?
I'm adding an arch/davits, Solar/?wind, new cockpit cover, replacing all hatch gaskets...

Thanks in advance.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

tfortner1975
 

Olivier, 

Just apologizing for misspelling your name. 

Cheers

On Jun 12, 2017, at 4:20 PM, tfortner1975@... wrote:

Oliver,

Thanks for that amazing explanation. I've recently purchased SN27 which is in fact 90/91 era.  She has the 4 bolts.  

Trevor 
SV Iris, SN27
Phuket - on the hard 

On Jun 12, 2017, at 3:40 PM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

yes there are several Santorins (probably only sloops) that have a main mast with a backing aluminum bar (inside the mast) at the front bottom, and bolted with 4 stainless steel bolts (with SS and nylon washers).
It happened once that one of the first Santorins (sloop but not the one our unknown writer talks about)  came back from its maiden cruising navigation with the front bottom part of the main mast collapsed. The aluminum had suffered too much compression and showed slight wrinkles.
The vessel was not showing grounding signs, and no evidence of a bad mast setting (installing the mastfoot not flat on deck, but too much on the front edge) was found.
The cause was probably the vessel beating in strong winds and choppy seas, AND a too thin skin at the bottom of the extrusion. Why only at the bottom?
For those who are not familiar with aluminum extrusion process, and to make it short:
In the aluminum factory, the aluminum alloy, warmed up (but not melting, otherwise this is cast aluminum), is pushed through a matrix with the shape of the mast's profile.
This "tube" is then rolling on roller bars and "strechted" to make it "straight" and not twisted or curved.
During the stretching process, it is possible that the thickness of the aluminum shows too thin areas, or too much curve, or too much twist. The extrusion is thus rejected and recycled.
The faulty mast was probably made of an extrusion that "escaped" the checking process.
So, AMEL decided to install a piece of aluminum of about 50 cm length, 2cm thickness, with the shape of the curved front face of the mast, inside the mast, stepped on the mast's sole, and bolted with 4 S/S bolts.
I cannot tell how many Santorins were treated by AMEL like this. However, this may concern the Santorins sloop with masts of the same batch. AMEL had extrusions made by 20 or 30 units, so this may affect only the Santorins  sloops delivered with masts of the same batch.
This means maybe only 7 or 8 Santorins sloops of 1990/1991.
Why only sloops? Because the compression is higher with a sloop as there is more sail area on the mast than on a kectch main mast.

I'm sure AMEL did the right thing when they (Captain Amel and Jacques Carteau) decided to make this reinforcement system.
Just like when AMEL decided to make a recall on all the AMEL 54 main masts...

Now, for those who own a Santorin sloop and read this post, I'm sure you will have a close look at your mast foot !!

Like Craig, I can't wait to know who set this question... I may give him a lot more answers about the whole vessel (this is called a survey).
And this is definitely the right behavior on this forum.

Olivier.


On Sunday, June 11, 2017 3:25 PM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
No bolts on my sloop mast foot. SN 24 1990

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Jun 11, 2017, at 9:02 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
I agree with Eric. Contact Olivier Beaute gmail.com>

I also agree with Craig...I do not believe those bolts are original.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970






On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 5:59 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
HI,
If you are considering this boat, why don’t you contact  Olivier to look at the boat?
He does not live too far away.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 6:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?
 
 
Perhaps you could introduce yourself - are you shopping for an Amel? What's your name? home port, etc.
There are no bolts on the forward face of the original Santorin mast.
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris
Hi every body and thank you in advance for sharin your knowledge!
 
I have visited a 1991 sloop rigged Santorin in La Rochelle couple days ago.
The boat is fine. But i have been very surprised by discovering on the forward face of the mast foot three big stainless steel bolts.
Is it a standard feature?
What is its purpose?
The paint on the mast was tearing around these bolts, is this a sign of ss/aluminium bad neighbourhood?
 
 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

tfortner1975
 

Oliver,

Thanks for that amazing explanation. I've recently purchased SN27 which is in fact 90/91 era.  She has the 4 bolts.  

Trevor 
SV Iris, SN27
Phuket - on the hard 

On Jun 12, 2017, at 3:40 PM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello,

yes there are several Santorins (probably only sloops) that have a main mast with a backing aluminum bar (inside the mast) at the front bottom, and bolted with 4 stainless steel bolts (with SS and nylon washers).
It happened once that one of the first Santorins (sloop but not the one our unknown writer talks about)  came back from its maiden cruising navigation with the front bottom part of the main mast collapsed. The aluminum had suffered too much compression and showed slight wrinkles.
The vessel was not showing grounding signs, and no evidence of a bad mast setting (installing the mastfoot not flat on deck, but too much on the front edge) was found.
The cause was probably the vessel beating in strong winds and choppy seas, AND a too thin skin at the bottom of the extrusion. Why only at the bottom?
For those who are not familiar with aluminum extrusion process, and to make it short:
In the aluminum factory, the aluminum alloy, warmed up (but not melting, otherwise this is cast aluminum), is pushed through a matrix with the shape of the mast's profile.
This "tube" is then rolling on roller bars and "strechted" to make it "straight" and not twisted or curved.
During the stretching process, it is possible that the thickness of the aluminum shows too thin areas, or too much curve, or too much twist. The extrusion is thus rejected and recycled.
The faulty mast was probably made of an extrusion that "escaped" the checking process.
So, AMEL decided to install a piece of aluminum of about 50 cm length, 2cm thickness, with the shape of the curved front face of the mast, inside the mast, stepped on the mast's sole, and bolted with 4 S/S bolts.
I cannot tell how many Santorins were treated by AMEL like this. However, this may concern the Santorins sloop with masts of the same batch. AMEL had extrusions made by 20 or 30 units, so this may affect only the Santorins  sloops delivered with masts of the same batch.
This means maybe only 7 or 8 Santorins sloops of 1990/1991.
Why only sloops? Because the compression is higher with a sloop as there is more sail area on the mast than on a kectch main mast.

I'm sure AMEL did the right thing when they (Captain Amel and Jacques Carteau) decided to make this reinforcement system.
Just like when AMEL decided to make a recall on all the AMEL 54 main masts...

Now, for those who own a Santorin sloop and read this post, I'm sure you will have a close look at your mast foot !!

Like Craig, I can't wait to know who set this question... I may give him a lot more answers about the whole vessel (this is called a survey).
And this is definitely the right behavior on this forum.

Olivier.


On Sunday, June 11, 2017 3:25 PM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
No bolts on my sloop mast foot. SN 24 1990

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Jun 11, 2017, at 9:02 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
I agree with Eric. Contact Olivier Beaute gmail.com>

I also agree with Craig...I do not believe those bolts are original.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970






On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 5:59 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
HI,
If you are considering this boat, why don’t you contact  Olivier to look at the boat?
He does not live too far away.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 6:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?
 
 
Perhaps you could introduce yourself - are you shopping for an Amel? What's your name? home port, etc.
There are no bolts on the forward face of the original Santorin mast.
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris
Hi every body and thank you in advance for sharin your knowledge!
 
I have visited a 1991 sloop rigged Santorin in La Rochelle couple days ago.
The boat is fine. But i have been very surprised by discovering on the forward face of the mast foot three big stainless steel bolts.
Is it a standard feature?
What is its purpose?
The paint on the mast was tearing around these bolts, is this a sign of ss/aluminium bad neighbourhood?
 
 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello,

yes there are several Santorins (probably only sloops) that have a main mast with a backing aluminum bar (inside the mast) at the front bottom, and bolted with 4 stainless steel bolts (with SS and nylon washers).
It happened once that one of the first Santorins (sloop but not the one our unknown writer talks about)  came back from its maiden cruising navigation with the front bottom part of the main mast collapsed. The aluminum had suffered too much compression and showed slight wrinkles.
The vessel was not showing grounding signs, and no evidence of a bad mast setting (installing the mastfoot not flat on deck, but too much on the front edge) was found.
The cause was probably the vessel beating in strong winds and choppy seas, AND a too thin skin at the bottom of the extrusion. Why only at the bottom?
For those who are not familiar with aluminum extrusion process, and to make it short:
In the aluminum factory, the aluminum alloy, warmed up (but not melting, otherwise this is cast aluminum), is pushed through a matrix with the shape of the mast's profile.
This "tube" is then rolling on roller bars and "strechted" to make it "straight" and not twisted or curved.
During the stretching process, it is possible that the thickness of the aluminum shows too thin areas, or too much curve, or too much twist. The extrusion is thus rejected and recycled.
The faulty mast was probably made of an extrusion that "escaped" the checking process.
So, AMEL decided to install a piece of aluminum of about 50 cm length, 2cm thickness, with the shape of the curved front face of the mast, inside the mast, stepped on the mast's sole, and bolted with 4 S/S bolts.
I cannot tell how many Santorins were treated by AMEL like this. However, this may concern the Santorins sloop with masts of the same batch. AMEL had extrusions made by 20 or 30 units, so this may affect only the Santorins  sloops delivered with masts of the same batch.
This means maybe only 7 or 8 Santorins sloops of 1990/1991.
Why only sloops? Because the compression is higher with a sloop as there is more sail area on the mast than on a kectch main mast.

I'm sure AMEL did the right thing when they (Captain Amel and Jacques Carteau) decided to make this reinforcement system.
Just like when AMEL decided to make a recall on all the AMEL 54 main masts...

Now, for those who own a Santorin sloop and read this post, I'm sure you will have a close look at your mast foot !!

Like Craig, I can't wait to know who set this question... I may give him a lot more answers about the whole vessel (this is called a survey).
And this is definitely the right behavior on this forum.

Olivier.


On Sunday, June 11, 2017 3:25 PM, "Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
No bolts on my sloop mast foot. SN 24 1990

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Jun 11, 2017, at 9:02 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
I agree with Eric. Contact Olivier Beaute gmail.com>

I also agree with Craig...I do not believe those bolts are original.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970






On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 5:59 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
HI,
If you are considering this boat, why don’t you contact  Olivier to look at the boat?
He does not live too far away.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2017 6:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?
 
 
Perhaps you could introduce yourself - are you shopping for an Amel? What's your name? home port, etc.
There are no bolts on the forward face of the original Santorin mast.
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris
Hi every body and thank you in advance for sharin your knowledge!
 
I have visited a 1991 sloop rigged Santorin in La Rochelle couple days ago.
The boat is fine. But i have been very surprised by discovering on the forward face of the mast foot three big stainless steel bolts.
Is it a standard feature?
What is its purpose?
The paint on the mast was tearing around these bolts, is this a sign of ss/aluminium bad neighbourhood?
 
 




Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

pedelannoy@gmail.com <no_reply@...>
 

grazie


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sloop rig santorin, Stainless steel bolts on the mast foot?

pedelannoy@gmail.com <no_reply@...>
 

Thks!


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

karkauai
 

Hi Pat.  Great to hear from you.
I'd love to see what you've done.  I'm going to NC on Wed to visit grandkids,back on Monday the next week.  Maybe I can drive over for a short visit?
Hi to Diane.
K

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Jun 11, 2017, at 6:52 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent, Welcome back to the Bay , I just did all that except the hatch gaskets , which are on my list. If you up this way take a look at what we have done , its worked out well. If not maybe Diane and I could sail south meet up you somewhere.

Stay in touch,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

 
Hi Amel cousins!
I hope you are all having a grand time where ever you are. I am back inSt Michaels,Maryland preparing Kristy for Pacific cruising in a year or so, and spending time with my new girlfriend, Iris.

I need to replace the input hose from the raw water manifold to the air conditioner pump. Does anyone know the internal diameter of that hose? It looks like it's probably over an inch (25mm).

Does anyone have suggestions about other upgrades or spares that I should have before I sail the Pacific?
I'm adding an arch/davits, Solar/?wind, new cockpit cover, replacing all hatch gaskets...

Thanks in advance.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

Patrick McAneny
 

Kent, Welcome back to the Bay , I just did all that except the hatch gaskets , which are on my list. If you up this way take a look at what we have done , its worked out well. If not maybe Diane and I could sail south meet up you somewhere.
Stay in touch,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Jun 11, 2017 12:47 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

 
Hi Amel cousins!
I hope you are all having a grand time where ever you are. I am back inSt Michaels,Maryland preparing Kristy for Pacific cruising in a year or so, and spending time with my new girlfriend, Iris.

I need to replace the input hose from the raw water manifold to the air conditioner pump. Does anyone know the internal diameter of that hose? It looks like it's probably over an inch (25mm).

Does anyone have suggestions about other upgrades or spares that I should have before I sail the Pacific?
I'm adding an arch/davits, Solar/?wind, new cockpit cover, replacing all hatch gaskets...

Thanks in advance.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Dinghy choices?

John Clark
 

The Oceancraft is a really nice choice, but I can tell you the Delos sized model won't fit.  I have a SM and the 10ft AB Mares VSX barely fits anywhere on the SM.  
Last passage we suspended it on the transom over some fenders.  Ugly but worked.  My next trial spot is on a cradle on the forward cabin top.

Length is just small enough to fit on fwd or aft cabin roof but center console will interfere with mizzen boom.  

I think the length is going to be your issue...

On Jun 11, 2017 4:00 PM, "wug6a5q4e3m5f6uquswx7k5iz6yey5nvag4aghuv@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I was referring to the OceanCraft Aluminum dinghy on SV Delos and SV Island Pearl II.  I want to order one from Australia and have it shipped to the USA. I have a 48ft Maramu and I wondering if i need one shorter than the 3.0 to fit on the deck? Ill have to check the size this week. 


Re: Dinghy choices?

wug6a5q4e3m5f6uquswx7k5iz6yey5nvag4aghuv@...
 

I was referring to the OceanCraft Aluminum dinghy on SV Delos and SV Island Pearl II.  I want to order one from Australia and have it shipped to the USA. I have a 48ft Maramu and I wondering if i need one shorter than the 3.0 to fit on the deck? Ill have to check the size this week. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific [2 Attachments]

karkauai
 

Wow! Thanks, Bill.  What a great resource these are!

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

On Jun 11, 2017, at 1:18 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

You will get all of your answers from the attached page from my Amel School Book, which you can also view here: 

Regarding spares, I also attached an Excel Workbook of the parts needed for BeBe a SM 2000. Many things will be different from Kristy, but maybe you will get an idea. Look carefully at the columns titled: Needed??  Never --- Occasional ---More Often.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550









Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent,

You will get all of your answers from the attached page from my Amel School Book, which you can also view here: 

Regarding spares, I also attached an Excel Workbook of the parts needed for BeBe a SM 2000. Many things will be different from Kristy, but maybe you will get an idea. Look carefully at the columns titled: Needed??  Never --- Occasional ---More Often.


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550









A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

karkauai
 

Hi Amel cousins!
I hope you are all having a grand time where ever you are. I am back inSt Michaels,Maryland preparing Kristy for Pacific cruising in a year or so, and spending time with my new girlfriend, Iris.

I need to replace the input hose from the raw water manifold to the air conditioner pump. Does anyone know the internal diameter of that hose? It looks like it's probably over an inch (25mm).

Does anyone have suggestions about other upgrades or spares that I should have before I sail the Pacific?
I'm adding an arch/davits, Solar/?wind, new cockpit cover, replacing all hatch gaskets...

Thanks in advance.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Icom PS-66 DC-DC Step Down Converter - 24v in 13.6v out

yahoogroups@...
 

In case someone might want the Icom Converter that Amel used when installing a SSB, here it is on Ebay for 25% of the original cost: Icom PS-66 DC-DC Step Down Converter - 24v in 13.6v out: http://www.ebay.com/itm/222541742331?ul_noapp=true


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550