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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:Maramu fuel tan

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Richard

As promised, please find attached photos of the access ports I had
installed on my Super Maramu #88. You will notice that a total of four
(4) ports each about 9" X 12" were installed in the side of the tank. In
order to stop any leakage of diesel----rectangular !/4 "thick stainless
steel brackets were installed on the inside and outside edge of each
port and---with a gasket between--bolted together. Each inside bracket
was threaded to accept the mounting bolts. The base of each of these
ports were positioned about 12" from the base/bottom of the tank. The
sound deading material you see covers all the tank except the access
port bolts------this makes removal easy.
Hope this helps
Best
Jim Dernehl
Maramu #88 PAO-SAN.

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 11:34 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:Maramu fuel tank



Jim, we did the job a bit different, We used a fuel
polishing guy to pump the tank a number of times to
clean things out. Once the tank was fully pumped we
took off the fuel lines prior to the fist fuel filter
and put some air pressue to the tank to blow out and
grim still in the lines. It work very well no longer
did we have an issue with bad fuel.

We also added a dual filter system to keep from having
prolbems underway should be a get a bad batch of
fuel..

Good luck and fair winds
Richard SM 209
--- Don Henderson <maramu48@yahoo.com <mailto:maramu48%40yahoo.com> >
wrote:

James,
Thanks for your comments. Can you describe the
size and positions of the baffles? Are they welded
to the sides and bottom? Are there limber holes at
the bottom corners, or is there a space between the
bottom edge of a baffle and the bottom of the tank?
thanks

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com
<mailto:jim.dernehl%40operatingtech.com> > wrote:
Jochen
You are correct, that the lack of access ports in
these well made
stainless steel tanks must be addressed at some
point on every boat.
Diesel will shed crud---living and dead---that must
be removed. I
addressed this issue on my Amel by having a series
of access ports cut
in the lower part of the tanks between each
baffle----about 4-5 ports
were cut. Each port is large enough to reach through
with a brush and
vacuum hose. The fellow who did the work for me
claimed to pull from the
tank about 12 gallons of crud accumulated over a 9
year period. Next
time I am at the boat, I will take some pictures and
send them on with
dimensions. It is very important to seal these ports
with gasket and
solid sections of stainless steel that will take the
normal strain of
sailing with out leaking.

James Dernehl
Maramu # 88 PAO-SAN

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf
Of Jochen Hofmann
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2007 6:48 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:Maramu fuel tank

To the best of my knowledge this is one of the flaws
in the Maramu
design -
there isn't any.

We have the same issue on our Blue Song - so far
fortunately it hasn't
become an issue !

Has anyone had an inspection opening made for the
Maramu fuel tank ?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated !

Fair Winds,

Jochen Hofmann

Maramu # 143 Blue Song

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Re: Goiot Hatch handles

Ken Knight <oceanhobo1@...>
 

Goiot hatch handles (all Goiot hatch fittings) are available from
Accastillage Diffusion page 221 of their 2007 catalogue. Branches of
Accastillage Diffusion are throughout France & Spain or visit
www.accastillage-diffusion.com <http://www.accastillage-diffusion.com>


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "sy_baracca" <sy_baracca@...>
wrote:

Several of the GOIOT hatch handles on our Santorin SN#41 need
replacing. Several have actually broken and been repaired by the
previous owner. Does any one in the group know where these can be
purchased seperately (most suppliers seem to only offer complete
hatches). I have sent an email to GOIOT but have so far received no
response. I see from their web site that they also offer aluminium
handles. Has any one seen or tried these?


Goiot Hatch handles

sy_baracca
 

Several of the GOIOT hatch handles on our Santorin SN#41 need
replacing. Several have actually broken and been repaired by the
previous owner. Does any one in the group know where these can be
purchased seperately (most suppliers seem to only offer complete
hatches). I have sent an email to GOIOT but have so far received no
response. I see from their web site that they also offer aluminium
handles. Has any one seen or tried these?


Batteries

michael grunstein <mgrunstein2002@...>
 

Some owners switched to deep cycle golf cart
batteries. Can anyone comment on the 6V vs. 12V
choice, and is the Trojan T-105 a good choice.Also
please describe the layout in the compartment and the
carpentry change due to the batteries height dimension
and the cables connection scheme.

Michael Grunstein, SM2000 #345



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles

afpellegrini@...
 

I had the same problem with Goiot hatch handles breaking.
I bought replacement handles from Amel and I bought some at a chandlery in
Barcelona.

I emailed Goiot with no response. I do not believe that the aluminum handles
are available any longer.
Regards,

Voyageur SM # 373



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Re: Aft Holding tank

David and Marian <kilkea2@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "kilkea_2" <kilkea2@...> wrote:

We have a problem with a split of the copper outflow pipe just where
it
joins the holding tank! It looks like a fault in the copper pipe and
the split is 5 to 10 mm. I think I could epoxy or use some liguid
metal
over the split then use some cloth and fiberglass to wrap the pipe
down
about 2cm on the copper.
The best way would be to remove the holding tank and have the whole
copper pipe replaced but do not know how to remove it. Does anyone
know
how this could be done?
Thanks in advance,
David
Thanks Dave and John I am trying the epoxy and glass route and will let
you know how it works!! Our boat is a 2005 model hull #466


Re: Aft Holding tank

drdavegoodman
 

Hi David
In May I purchased Amel SM #230. Both the aft and forward holding
tank copper intake pipes had similar splits as you describe. I
utilized a combination of epoxy putty and PVC pipe to create new
connections and have been monitoring them very carefully. So far, no
problems. I did contact Amel about this, was referred to the base in
Guadulupe as I am located in the Caribbean, and was told the cost for
replacing the holding tanks was about $5000 each.
Good Luck
Dave

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "kilkea_2" <kilkea2@...> wrote:

We have a problem with a split of the copper outflow pipe just where it
joins the holding tank! It looks like a fault in the copper pipe and
the split is 5 to 10 mm. I think I could epoxy or use some liguid metal
over the split then use some cloth and fiberglass to wrap the pipe down
about 2cm on the copper.
The best way would be to remove the holding tank and have the whole
copper pipe replaced but do not know how to remove it. Does anyone know
how this could be done?
Thanks in advance,
David


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Holding tank

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

David , The pipe has very little pressure, which means very little problem. Your repair job will work just fine. I did a temporary repair job on an exaust manifold with liquid steel,and it lasted 5 years. Please put your Amel year no. on your enquiry as all Amels are not exactly alike. John SM248 "Moondog"


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.comFrom: kilkea2@hotmail.comDate: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 13:18:12 +0000Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft Holding tank




We have a problem with a split of the copper outflow pipe just where it joins the holding tank! It looks like a fault in the copper pipe and the split is 5 to 10 mm. I think I could epoxy or use some liguid metal over the split then use some cloth and fiberglass to wrap the pipe down about 2cm on the copper. The best way would be to remove the holding tank and have the whole copper pipe replaced but do not know how to remove it. Does anyone know how this could be done? Thanks in advance,David






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Hatch closer

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Has anyone know of or has used the Yandina Hatch closer ( www.yandina.com)

Serge, Mango #51


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Aft Holding tank

kilkea_2 <kilkea2@...>
 

We have a problem with a split of the copper outflow pipe just where it
joins the holding tank! It looks like a fault in the copper pipe and
the split is 5 to 10 mm. I think I could epoxy or use some liguid metal
over the split then use some cloth and fiberglass to wrap the pipe down
about 2cm on the copper.
The best way would be to remove the holding tank and have the whole
copper pipe replaced but do not know how to remove it. Does anyone know
how this could be done?
Thanks in advance,
David


Santorin fuel tank

Ken Knight <oceanhobo1@...>
 

Has anyone had any experience in cleaning out the fuel tank on a 1994
Santorin. If so I would appreciate any advice or suggestions. Their does
not appear to be any inspection panel or anyway of accessing the
interior other than through the filler tube.

Many thanks

Ken

Ocean Hobo Santorin #96


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Harbor/marina/yard info wanted

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

Try Bennett Bros in wilmington , NC. They are up the cape fear river and under two big bridges. They can do anything. You can call me in Wilm. 910-470-1225. There is another one in oriental NC called Deatons Boat yard. Very good. But bennett bros builds boats also. Call Patricia and use my name as reference. Murray Seidel. SM #349 Sundance. Enter the Cape Fear River from the Atlantic. First time in do in Daylight. I live in wilmington and haul out here.

----- Original Message -----
From: agav8ter
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2007 3:04 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Harbor/marina/yard info wanted


Hello all,

It is time to start heading back to the US. Can anyone tell me of
a "good" marina that has yard facilites? I would like to pull the main
and generator out of our boat and give the engine room a total
upgrading. We have reservations at a marina in New Bern, NC., but
there are no facilites for the work I would like to get done. We would
prefer to stay in No. Carolina or So. Carolina maybe even Georgia. We
plan to get there just about Christmas. Thanks in advance for any
suggestions.

Tony Gray
WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266
Bonaire


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] main engine prop seals

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Dave, Be sure to replace the rubber o-ring seal in the
new bushing. Second. Use the old bushing to push the
new seals in... be sure there are no burrs or bumps on
the old bushing... This makes sure that you get an
even push on the new seals and don't damage anything.
Good luck
Richard and Joan SM 209
--- drdavegoodman <drdavegoodman@gmail.com> wrote:

I have just changed the main engine prop seals with
the bushing and
seals obtained from Amel. A special proper
extractor tool or 3/way
puller was needed, which we fashioned in the yard
I'm in (Independent
Boat Yard Marina on St. Thomas, USVI). When
inserting the new seals,
we used a large cutlass bearing (large brass
cylinder) that was about
the same outer diameter as the new seals to seat the
new seals in
place. I wonder what others have used for this
process of re-seating
the new seals.
Thanks
Dave


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] More Inland Waterway Questions

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

calll the corps of engineers navigation section and go with the charts. They are very helpful. Usually you can get under all the 65 foot bridges by waiting for low tide slack water, then wait on the other side 2houors to deepen the water. Murray seidel sm349 910-470-1225

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Peacock
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] More Inland Waterway Questions


We own SM #240 and are also headed south from the Chesapeake to South
Carolina in three weeks.

I assume you are talking about going through the ICW; unfortunately,
while the regulations call for a depth of 12 feet, it has been much
neglected over the past few years and has silted up in many areas.
Postings in chat rooms talk about a five foot depth in some spots; I
motored the ICW in a previous boat six years ago, and at times bumped
with a six foot keel. I don't see any alternative for you except the
outside route around Hatteras. There is no place to put in between
Norfolk and Beaufort, NC. Be sure to allow yourself a reasonable
weather window; with planning, it should not be much of a problem,
but the conditions around Hatteras are very fluky and can change
quickly. Always an adventure, but your boat should be able to handle
most of what Hatteras can throw at you.

Tom Peacock
Aletes SM 240

On Oct 18, 2007, at 10:52 AM, blowinahoudy wrote:

> We are fairly new members of the group and are heading south from
> Maine in two days.
>
> Has anyone talen a 53' Super Maramu from Norfolk, VA. to Beaufort, NC.
> recently. We are especially concerned about bridge heights and water
> depth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
> Joe #86
> "Brown-Eyed Girl"
>
>
>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] More Inland Waterway Questions

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

The bridge at Snows Cut south of wrightsville beach, nc. can be navigated at dead low tide ( the tide time given for carolina beach inlet ( south of Masonboro inlet). I take my Sm #349 through frequently, but be prepared to pass caroline beach inlet 2hours earlier and anchor in entrance to the cul de sac leading to the town center of carolina beach. The docks on the south of snowns cut in the cul de sac are not deep enough for the 6.5 feet as the tide drops. Murray Seidel "sundance" . 910-470-1225. Also suggest going to the corps of engineer's office and taking charts and speaking with the navigation section people. They are very helpful.

----- Original Message -----
From: blowinahoudy
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 9:52 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] More Inland Waterway Questions


We are fairly new members of the group and are heading south from
Maine in two days.

Has anyone talen a 53' Super Maramu from Norfolk, VA. to Beaufort, NC.
recently. We are especially concerned about bridge heights and water
depth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Joe #86
"Brown-Eyed Girl"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Quantity of bowthruster oil

BeyersWF
 

Dave, Bel Ami,

My bowthruster has a small see-through reservoir mounted in the
port side cabinet in the V-birth with a feed tube down to the bowthruster.
It is easy to monitor the fluid level and add the 90 weight oil. The
reservoir holds about 0.3 liters.

Crash, WINDRUSH, Mango No. 29



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of drdavegoodman
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 7:27 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Quantity of bowthruster oil



Greetings all;
I have the bowthruster out for changing oil and seals. I have gotten
conflicting info regard quantity of 90 weight oil to put in. One
source says .3 liters, the other source 3/4 quart, which is much more.
Any quick advice is appreciated!
Dave
s/v Bel Ami
SM #230


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] main engine prop seals

Rob Brennan <brennan@...>
 

Dave

I use the old brass bush reversed.

Rob on Nebo SM251



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of drdavegoodman
Sent: Sunday, 11 November 2007 12:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] main engine prop seals



I have just changed the main engine prop seals with the bushing and
seals obtained from Amel. A special proper extractor tool or 3/way
puller was needed, which we fashioned in the yard I'm in (Independent
Boat Yard Marina on St. Thomas, USVI). When inserting the new seals,
we used a large cutlass bearing (large brass cylinder) that was about
the same outer diameter as the new seals to seat the new seals in
place. I wonder what others have used for this process of re-seating
the new seals.
Thanks
Dave


main engine prop seals

drdavegoodman
 

I have just changed the main engine prop seals with the bushing and
seals obtained from Amel. A special proper extractor tool or 3/way
puller was needed, which we fashioned in the yard I'm in (Independent
Boat Yard Marina on St. Thomas, USVI). When inserting the new seals,
we used a large cutlass bearing (large brass cylinder) that was about
the same outer diameter as the new seals to seat the new seals in
place. I wonder what others have used for this process of re-seating
the new seals.
Thanks
Dave


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Quantity of bowthruster oil

drdavegoodman
 

Great. I used .3 liters after changing all the seals, including the
prop seal. No problems!

Dave


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Email Problems....

Anne & John Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Well done Ian and Judy.........Now you are showing something between your top and bottoms
--Congratulations, John, SM 319

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To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 8:06 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Email Problems....



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