Date   

Volvo D3-110 low oil pressure warning

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi everyone;


We left Kythera this morning to head to Crete. About 15 minutes out of Kythera we had sufficient wind so we backed out the engine RPMs from about 1500 to Idle to shut off the engine. We immediately got a low oil pressure warning and a message to shut down the engine. Having had check engine faults before that per the suggestions in the manual  would go away after turning the engine off and then back on again, we tried this with the low oil pressure warning. We got the same warning again. So we shut down the engine and sailed back to our anchorage that we had just left and dropped anchor again. After waiting about 10 more minutes and having reviewed the Volvo manual, we turned the engine on again. We did not have the warning. We then placed the engine in reverse and reved up to 1400 RPMs 4 separate times for about 30 seconds, as if we were setting the anchor. The issue did not reappear.


We decided to head out, having good favorable winds. We sailed for about 1 hour before the wind started to die down and we started the engine and started motor sailing. After 30 minutes the wind came back up again so we decided to turn off the engine. When we lowered the RPMs to idle, the low pressure warning light came on again. So we have shutoff the engine and are now sailing with about 7 hours left to Crete. The forecast is for the wind to die down when we get close to,our harbor and we will probably need to motor sail the last couple of hours.


I checked the engine oil before we started me again after we received the warning. The oil and oil filter were changed about 1 month ago with genuine Volvo parts about a month ago. I have not looked through the manuals or done any research yet, since I wanted to,get this post out before we lost connection. If any one knows the location of the oil pressure sensor, I'd appreciate the info since it may just be a loose electrical connection. All ideas and suggestions would be appreciated.


Mohammad & Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

James Cromie
 

I would like to thank everyone for their helpful feedback regarding my inquiry of Super Maramus.  This is a great resource, and I imagine I’ll be asking for more advice along the way!

James

On Jun 30, 2017, at 3:57 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi James,
   I second what everyone has said about connecting with Bill Rouse,  Joel Potter, or Michel Charpentier(in Europe).  They can and will certianly point you right.

Amels are very well designed and constructed vessels.  You will not be disappointed.  

As Amels are built in France and are intended to be sailed long distance you will find them all over the world.  More for sale in France and Martinique than other places which could be to your advantage as there are Amel service centers at those locations that can help you with after purchase upkeep and repair.

Last December I bought my SM in Le Marin Martinique and had the Amel service center at the foot of the dock....very convenient!


Wherever you decide to buy, get a good surveyor who KNOWS Amels.  There are more than a few quirky Amelisms that a non-Amel surveyor won't understand.

The forum is great and everyone will give you tons of help.

Good luck,  John

John Clark
SV Annie. SM 37
Charleston, SC




On Jun 29, 2017 10:12 PM, "jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hello!  I have discovered this email group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource for networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.   The Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family of two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life of cruising for the next few years.   We are currently based in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at yachts elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance that might be given to us as we conduct our search.  Certainly, if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about it. 


Thank you for your help!


James





Re: Exhaust water temperature sensor 7MDKAL

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Thank you Bill.  

Exactly my concern: if half the wires to the temp sensor are broken off, and the genset computer hasn't figured it out, or someone has disabled the function, then what good is it to simply replace the sensor?

I attach a picture of the defective part.

The terminal still attached has two white wires, joined with heatshrink to one connector.

The broken off terminal floats in space, held there by the two black wires, joined with heat shrink to the a connector screwed into the broken terminal.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Exhaust water temperature sensor 7MDKAL

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Fernando,

I don't understand, or maybe I am confused or wrong...or, all of the above.

I believe that the exhaust elbow temperature sensor has a normally closed switch that opens at about 90c. If one of the terminals was broken off, your Onan should have shutdown after it started. 

I am unable to test my memory and belief, but anyone with a multitester, can check me on this by disconnecting the wires and checking continuity across the terminals on the sensor. Also they could start the Onan and disconnect a wire to see if it shuts down. 

Funny coincidence, when I was in Marmaris I had a watermaker tech in the engine room who broke one of those terminals. I did not notice it until weeks later because he screwed the two wires to the remaining terminal. The Onan ran fine because what he did simulated a closed switch. If I would have had an overheat situation, I could have ruined the Onan because I had no working sensor. 

I learned several lessons on that one.  


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 Jun 30, 2017 15:40, "svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello,


Our sensor, marked F230 402-370 0013, was found failed (one of the wire terminals broken off) during an Onan inspection in Italy, and the part would have taken weeks for express delivery from Onan Netherlands.


Here in Marmaris, the part is available at the Onan shop for a "modest" $125. But I have two questions:


1.  If I install it myself, is there a need for a thermal paste or some other exotic procedure other than just screwing the new sensor where the old one was?


2.  How do you "test" such a sensor?  Obviously its absence has not been detected by the genset, which runs like a champ, so after installing the shiny new part, how do I even know if the new part is doing anything other than sitting pretty?


I think a functioning sensor is important as otherwise an overheating situation will not be detected and the motor will burn out and possibly cause a fire.


Thoughts?  Comments?  Thanks in advance!


Peregrinus

SM2K N. 350 (2002)

Marmaris, Tk


Exhaust water temperature sensor 7MDKAL

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Hello,


Our sensor, marked F230 402-370 0013, was found failed (one of the wire terminals broken off) during an Onan inspection in Italy, and the part would have taken weeks for express delivery from Onan Netherlands.


Here in Marmaris, the part is available at the Onan shop for a "modest" $125. But I have two questions:


1.  If I install it myself, is there a need for a thermal paste or some other exotic procedure other than just screwing the new sensor where the old one was?


2.  How do you "test" such a sensor?  Obviously its absence has not been detected by the genset, which runs like a champ, so after installing the shiny new part, how do I even know if the new part is doing anything other than sitting pretty?


I think a functioning sensor is important as otherwise an overheating situation will not be detected and the motor will burn out and possibly cause a fire.


Thoughts?  Comments?  Thanks in advance!


Peregrinus

SM2K N. 350 (2002)

Marmaris, Tk


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

John Clark
 

Hi James,
   I second what everyone has said about connecting with Bill Rouse,  Joel Potter, or Michel Charpentier(in Europe).  They can and will certianly point you right.

Amels are very well designed and constructed vessels.  You will not be disappointed.  

As Amels are built in France and are intended to be sailed long distance you will find them all over the world.  More for sale in France and Martinique than other places which could be to your advantage as there are Amel service centers at those locations that can help you with after purchase upkeep and repair.

Last December I bought my SM in Le Marin Martinique and had the Amel service center at the foot of the dock....very convenient!


Wherever you decide to buy, get a good surveyor who KNOWS Amels.  There are more than a few quirky Amelisms that a non-Amel surveyor won't understand.

The forum is great and everyone will give you tons of help.

Good luck,  John

John Clark
SV Annie. SM 37
Charleston, SC




On Jun 29, 2017 10:12 PM, "jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hello!  I have discovered this email group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource for networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.   The Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family of two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life of cruising for the next few years.   We are currently based in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at yachts elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance that might be given to us as we conduct our search.  Certainly, if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about it. 


Thank you for your help!


James


Re: Replacement Generator exhaust hose (install)

greatketch@...
 

Terry,

I doubt anybody can tell you with absolute assurance that 6 inches lower than the factory install is certain to be OK, or certain to cause trouble.  What IS certain is that the lower that loop, the more likely it is for water to be forced back into the water lift, and from there to the engine.  Is the change significant?  I am not sure, but....

If it was my boat, I'd insist that the yard make it the way it was, even it that required them to replace an expensive bit of hose they cut too short on the first try.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Edgertown, Martha's Vineyard 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plastimo Magnetic Compass Light

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks to everyone to contributing to this posting. My compass has been dark for the past year. I could never figure out how to get to the bulb. Then, I was sidetracked to other stuff. I’ll take another stab at this. It would be nice to see where I am going.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – St Kitts - Nevis

www.creampuff.us

 

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

Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 8:45 AM
To: Bill & Judy Rouse
Cc: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plastimo Magnetic Compass Light

 

 

Hi Bill & All,

 

Some progress on this issue, although not yet resolved.

Thanks to some info here and on Club Amel site (french), we were able to dismount the compass.

 

Lights are located under the 3-parts cover, which can be removed by unclipping the side logos. This will reveal 2 large screws on each side. Once removed, you can access the lights/wiring. 

We have also contacted Plastimo re. spare references.

 

Bill, you are right, only post 2016 is LED, and replacement should be done like for like (ours is therefore incandescent).

Our current issue is that Plastimo said from a photo that our circuit is not the original one. We have 3 bulbs with a resistance, they think it should be 2.

We are looking for guidance on whether to replace and revert to the original circuit, or replace as is. Waiting for a response from Amel as to why they would have done it this way (there must be a good reason...).

Photos and catalogue page saved under photos > album.

 

Please let us know if any queries or info.

Many thanks

Soraya

 

 

On 1 June 2017 at 13:17, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I read that once the bottom plate is removed that the wires and light slip out with a slight tug on the wires. I also read that the new LED plastimo bulb is not compatible with the older non-LED compass.

 

I am not sure of the accuracy of this information and if you do this job, please confirm this.

 

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 Tue, May 30, 2017 at 7:33 AM, svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Dear Amelians,

 

Has anyone had to replace the light of their Plastimo Magnetic Compass?

- is that done through the front or back of the compass?

- do you know what bulb is required?

 

With thanks in advance,

Soraya

 

 

 

--

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement Generator exhaust hose (install) [2 Attachments]

Mark Erdos
 

Terry,

 

I always operate under the assumption that if it was done a certain way on an Amel there is probably good reason for it. Although, sometimes the reasons aren’t obvious, at first.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – St Kitts - Nevis

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 2:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement Generator exhaust hose (install) [2 Attachments]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from singh_terence@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

During Libby's haul out this week, we bit the bullet and decided to change out the Generator exhaust hose and Vetus Waterlock. Good decision as the original hose was in very bad condition.

 

The yard did a good job, how ever I have one question that I need help with.

 

The factory installation of the exhaust hose had it loop upwards out the the Waterlock to the underside of the cockpit floor.



The new installation has the hose looping up  to within 6 inches of the underside of the cockpit floor.



The anti syphon break is still in its original original position.



My question. 



Is the  6 inch difference in the loop height critical especially if the boat is heeled over hard.



Pictures of the difference in installation height are attached.



Any clarity would be appreciated.



Terry.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Mark Erdos
 

James,

 

Good luck with the search. As others have said, reach out to Joel Potter. I would also suggest you touch base with Bill Rouse: www.amelschool.com or (832) 380-4970

 

These are the people you must know in the USA to get a good Amel.

 

Hope to see you out here soon!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – St Kitts - Nevis

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

 

 

Hello!  I have discovered this email group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource for networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.   The Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family of two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life of cruising for the next few years.   We are currently based in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at yachts elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance that might be given to us as we conduct our search.  Certainly, if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about it. 

 

Thank you for your help!

 

James


Replacement Generator exhaust hose (install)

Terence Singh
 

During Libby's haul out this week, we bit the bullet and decided to change out the Generator exhaust hose and Vetus Waterlock. Good decision as the original hose was in very bad condition.


The yard did a good job, how ever I have one question that I need help with.


The factory installation of the exhaust hose had it loop upwards out the the Waterlock to the underside of the cockpit floor.


The new installation has the hose looping up  to within 6 inches of the underside of the cockpit floor.


The anti syphon break is still in its original original position.


My question. 


Is the  6 inch difference in the loop height critical especially if the boat is heeled over hard.


Pictures of the difference in installation height are attached.


Any clarity would be appreciated.


Terry.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Porter McRoberts
 

Very much agree.  


Porter McRoberts
S/V Ibis: Amel 54-#152
Ft. Lauderdale
www.fouribis.com
portermcroberts@...







On Jun 30, 2017, at 8:55 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


James,

You should contact Joel Potter in Ft Lauderdale  (954) 812-2485. Joel Potter att.net>

Best,

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







On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 6:48 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning James, 
Mine is a 2000. 
Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Fri, 6/30/17, Jessica Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:30 AM


 









Thanks for your response Alexandre. Please
keep me in mind as you make a decision. What production year
is your yacht?James


On Jun 30,
2017, at 7:13 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...


[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Good morning James, 



I haven’t decided yet, but I might put for sale Nikimat
(Super Maramu 2000) in a year or so.  

Again, not decided because I have lots of spare parts
onboard but we can stay in contact.  



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 6/29/17, jamescromie@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:12 PM





 



















Hello!  I have discovered this email

group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of

Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource
for

networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.  
The

Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family
of

two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life
of

cruising for the next few years.   We are currently
based

in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at
yachts

elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance
that

might be given to us as we conduct our search.
 Certainly,

if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super

Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about

it. 

Thank you for your

help!

James















Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster issues

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Bill,
I thought one could remove unit then remove old seals and install new foam seals in dinghy then reinstall after contact cement dries.  What would be the issue if done this way?
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jun 30, 2017, at 9:37 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

The lower foam seals require a haulout.

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 Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 8:08 AM, Ben Driver joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill, I was thinking same.   Since I'm here in Le Marin I may replace all the seals just to be safe.   
Ben 
Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jun 30, 2017, at 8:47 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Ben,

It is likely that water leaked because the bottom foam seals were distorted because the bow thruster was raised to high, and/or the binding of the bow thruster caused misalignment of the tube through the lip seal which also would cause some water to pass by the lip seal.. Whether or not they will return to their original shape is anyone's guess.

Best,

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




On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

I have yet to get complete resolution on thruster as I'm waiting for Amel to service the unit next week.  Here's what I've discovered so far.  First, I found that I blew a 10 amp automotive type fuse located in control box  (thanks Alex). This happened  when thruster went all the way up without stopping.  After replacing that fuse, jack motor works fine.  Why did this happen?  The band holding the "UP" stop sensor broke free allowing sensor to move to a position which did not recognize motor had travelled too far.  Also,  as a result of excessive motor travel, rigging cables are out of adjustment.  I'm assuming this but 20 hours of pounding seas may have loosened the rigging.   What I still don't understand is how thruster could leak with pin in and two good outside foam gaskets.  Could bad shaft seal be culprit?   Not sure.  

I did read Gary Silver's excellent article on adjusting  the bow thruster rigging.  I now understand the interplay amongst the up/down sensors and rigging cables.  If you adjust one,  you must adjust the others.  For the first cable adjustment, I've decided to take Bill R's advise and let Amel do the job.  Hopefully I'll learn from watching.
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jun 29, 2017, at 3:18 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

Either the stop sensor is not working, or it is not aligned correctly.

Bill

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Ben,


When you have a resolution I would love to hear what it is.

I've been having the same issue with my bow thruster.  It will work normally for several down/use/up cycles, then it will blow the fuse.  When the fuse is blown the "at-sea" pin will not go through the hole since the shaft is too high.  I had Peg raise and lower it repeatedly and it always lined up with the "at-sea pin".  Apparently every once in a while it overshoots and I can't figure out why.

The wire rope raising the thruster is tight and the others loose, as you described yours.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster issues

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Bill, I was thinking same.   Since I'm here in Le Marin I may replace all the seals just to be safe.   
Ben 
Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jun 30, 2017, at 8:47 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

It is likely that water leaked because the bottom foam seals were distorted because the bow thruster was raised to high, and/or the binding of the bow thruster caused misalignment of the tube through the lip seal which also would cause some water to pass by the lip seal.. Whether or not they will return to their original shape is anyone's guess.

Best,

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




On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have yet to get complete resolution on thruster as I'm waiting for Amel to service the unit next week.  Here's what I've discovered so far.  First, I found that I blew a 10 amp automotive type fuse located in control box  (thanks Alex). This happened  when thruster went all the way up without stopping.  After replacing that fuse, jack motor works fine.  Why did this happen?  The band holding the "UP" stop sensor broke free allowing sensor to move to a position which did not recognize motor had travelled too far.  Also,  as a result of excessive motor travel, rigging cables are out of adjustment.  I'm assuming this but 20 hours of pounding seas may have loosened the rigging.   What I still don't understand is how thruster could leak with pin in and two good outside foam gaskets.  Could bad shaft seal be culprit?   Not sure.  

I did read Gary Silver's excellent article on adjusting  the bow thruster rigging.  I now understand the interplay amongst the up/down sensors and rigging cables.  If you adjust one,  you must adjust the others.  For the first cable adjustment, I've decided to take Bill R's advise and let Amel do the job.  Hopefully I'll learn from watching.
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jun 29, 2017, at 3:18 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Either the stop sensor is not working, or it is not aligned correctly.

Bill

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Ben,


When you have a resolution I would love to hear what it is.

I've been having the same issue with my bow thruster.  It will work normally for several down/use/up cycles, then it will blow the fuse.  When the fuse is blown the "at-sea" pin will not go through the hole since the shaft is too high.  I had Peg raise and lower it repeatedly and it always lined up with the "at-sea pin".  Apparently every once in a while it overshoots and I can't figure out why.

The wire rope raising the thruster is tight and the others loose, as you described yours.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

James,

You should contact Joel Potter in Ft Lauderdale  (954) 812-2485. Joel Potter att.net>

Best,

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







On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 6:48 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning James,
Mine is a 2000.
Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Fri, 6/30/17, Jessica Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:30 AM


 









Thanks for your response Alexandre. Please
keep me in mind as you make a decision. What production year
is your yacht?James


On Jun 30,
2017, at 7:13 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...


[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Good morning James,



I haven’t decided yet, but I might put for sale Nikimat
(Super Maramu 2000) in a year or so.

Again, not decided because I have lots of spare parts
onboard but we can stay in contact.



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 6/29/17, jamescromie@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:12 PM





 



















Hello!  I have discovered this email

group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of

Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource
for

networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.  
The

Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family
of

two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life
of

cruising for the next few years.   We are currently
based

in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at
yachts

elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance
that

might be given to us as we conduct our search.
 Certainly,

if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super

Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about

it. 

Thank you for your

help!

James












Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster issues

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ben,

It is likely that water leaked because the bottom foam seals were distorted because the bow thruster was raised to high, and/or the binding of the bow thruster caused misalignment of the tube through the lip seal which also would cause some water to pass by the lip seal.. Whether or not they will return to their original shape is anyone's guess.

Best,

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




On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have yet to get complete resolution on thruster as I'm waiting for Amel to service the unit next week.  Here's what I've discovered so far.  First, I found that I blew a 10 amp automotive type fuse located in control box  (thanks Alex). This happened  when thruster went all the way up without stopping.  After replacing that fuse, jack motor works fine.  Why did this happen?  The band holding the "UP" stop sensor broke free allowing sensor to move to a position which did not recognize motor had travelled too far.  Also,  as a result of excessive motor travel, rigging cables are out of adjustment.  I'm assuming this but 20 hours of pounding seas may have loosened the rigging.   What I still don't understand is how thruster could leak with pin in and two good outside foam gaskets.  Could bad shaft seal be culprit?   Not sure.  

I did read Gary Silver's excellent article on adjusting  the bow thruster rigging.  I now understand the interplay amongst the up/down sensors and rigging cables.  If you adjust one,  you must adjust the others.  For the first cable adjustment, I've decided to take Bill R's advise and let Amel do the job.  Hopefully I'll learn from watching.
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jun 29, 2017, at 3:18 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Either the stop sensor is not working, or it is not aligned correctly.

Bill

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Ben,


When you have a resolution I would love to hear what it is.

I've been having the same issue with my bow thruster.  It will work normally for several down/use/up cycles, then it will blow the fuse.  When the fuse is blown the "at-sea" pin will not go through the hole since the shaft is too high.  I had Peg raise and lower it repeatedly and it always lined up with the "at-sea pin".  Apparently every once in a while it overshoots and I can't figure out why.

The wire rope raising the thruster is tight and the others loose, as you described yours.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plastimo Magnetic Compass Light

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Bill & All,

Some progress on this issue, although not yet resolved.
Thanks to some info here and on Club Amel site (french), we were able to dismount the compass.

Lights are located under the 3-parts cover, which can be removed by unclipping the side logos. This will reveal 2 large screws on each side. Once removed, you can access the lights/wiring. 
We have also contacted Plastimo re. spare references.

Bill, you are right, only post 2016 is LED, and replacement should be done like for like (ours is therefore incandescent).
Our current issue is that Plastimo said from a photo that our circuit is not the original one. We have 3 bulbs with a resistance, they think it should be 2.
We are looking for guidance on whether to replace and revert to the original circuit, or replace as is. Waiting for a response from Amel as to why they would have done it this way (there must be a good reason...).
Photos and catalogue page saved under photos > album.

Please let us know if any queries or info.
Many thanks
Soraya


On 1 June 2017 at 13:17, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I read that once the bottom plate is removed that the wires and light slip out with a slight tug on the wires. I also read that the new LED plastimo bulb is not compatible with the older non-LED compass.

I am not sure of the accuracy of this information and if you do this job, please confirm this.

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 Tue, May 30, 2017 at 7:33 AM, svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Dear Amelians,


Has anyone had to replace the light of their Plastimo Magnetic Compass?

- is that done through the front or back of the compass?

- do you know what bulb is required?


With thanks in advance,

Soraya




--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Switches in the walk-through on a Maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Great advice. Thanks Olivier!


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning James,
Mine is a 2000.
Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Fri, 6/30/17, Jessica Cromie jamescromie@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:30 AM


 









Thanks for your response Alexandre. Please
keep me in mind as you make a decision. What production year
is your yacht?James
On Jun 30,
2017, at 7:13 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Good morning James,



I haven’t decided yet, but I might put for sale Nikimat
(Super Maramu 2000) in a year or so.

Again, not decided because I have lots of spare parts
onboard but we can stay in contact.



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



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On Thu, 6/29/17, jamescromie@yahoo.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:12 PM





 



















Hello!  I have discovered this email

group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of

Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource
for

networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.  
The

Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family
of

two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life
of

cruising for the next few years.   We are currently
based

in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at
yachts

elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance
that

might be given to us as we conduct our search.
 Certainly,

if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super

Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about

it. 

Thank you for your

help!

James


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Peter Killen
 

Hi James,

We are putting Pure Magic up for sale through Michel Charpentier at the end of July.  She will be located in Vigo, Galicia.

Regards,
Peter

SM2K 433

On 30 Jun 2017, at 12:13, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Good morning James, 

I haven’t decided yet, but I might put for sale Nikimat (Super Maramu 2000) in a year or so.  
Again, not decided because I have lots of spare parts onboard but we can stay in contact.  

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI

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On Thu, 6/29/17, jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:12 PM


 









Hello!  I have discovered this email
group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of
Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource for
networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.   The
Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family of
two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life of
cruising for the next few years.   We are currently based
in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at yachts
elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance that
might be given to us as we conduct our search.  Certainly,
if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super
Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about
it. 
Thank you for your
help!
James