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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

leonorebt@...
 

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful not to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72

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From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling


Re: roller furling rivets

Craig Briggs
 

James,
For us this was a very simple do-it-yourself fix with off-the-shelf
Aluminium "pop-rivets". Carefully drill out the old ones, buy the
correct size replacements and Bob's your uncle. Btw, do get to it
before the rest of them fail, lest you not be able to furl the genny.
Cheers,
Craig , Santorin #68


Re: roller furling rivets

Naegels Patrick <naegels@...>
 

Hi James,

it's a problem well known by Amel. You have to replace these rivets by
others supplied by Amel.

Maybe ask to Joel Potter.

Patrick - SM 2000 Caramel (#329)

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--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "liebling207" <liebling207@...>
wrote:

Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling


roller furling rivets

liebling207 <liebling207@...>
 

Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling--Coppercoat

eric freedman
 

Hi Ian,
A friend of mine had that copper paint installed on his 60+ foot Hylas.
I will ask him about how the paint is holding up.
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 5:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com; penazen@eml.cc
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling--Coppercoat

Hi all, My research into Coppercoat prompted me to email the manufacturers.
Below is their reply. I am becoming pretty convinced by the product and when
I can find a good yard to strip the bottom without damaging it I am going to
give it a whirl. We have personally cleaned and antifouled every boat we
have owned for over thirty years but I am now getting fed up with all the
preparation.Coppercoat looks as though it might be the solution. Cheers,
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Uruguay

From: aqmarine@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: RE: Coppercoat for your Super-Maramu
Hello Ian, Thank you for your enquiry regarding Coppercoat multi-season
anti-fouling. Now protecting over 30,000 vessels all around the World,
Coppercoat is the only bottom coat currently available which is actually
proven to resist marine growth continually for ten years and more.Unlike
many paint companies, we do not manufacture different types of anti-fouling
for different sorts of boats and particular locations. Instead, Coppercoat
is only available in a full strength, hard wearing version. The epoxy
carrier is filled with the maximum amount of copper allowed by law,and
consequently this coating will keep fouling at bay in virtually all
conditions. Indeed, we have supplied Coppercoat to a few clients in
Argentina over the years, though most of the goods we supply to South
America go to Brazil. Please note that Coppercoat only uses pure copper, and
not the weaker and less effective alloys such as copper-nickel. Furthermore,
while the non-eroding epoxy can easily withstand use by high powered
motor-boats and racing craft this coating is equally effective on less
frequently used and/or slower moving leisure vessels. In terms of keeping a
hull clear of growth, Coppercoat is not only long-lasting - it was designed
to be even more effective than the very best performing conventional
systems. In fact, Coppercoat is the most copper-rich and powerful
anti-fouling on the market. The high performance of Coppercoat has seen our
product become increasingly popular within racing circles - for example, the
latest 72ft racer from Oyster (Oystercatcher XXV) that won the 2006 Rolex
Antigua Sail Week (Performance Cruising Class 1) uses Coppercoat.> At a cost
of well over GBP 3 million the owner of this hull (the Chairman of Oyster
Yachts) had the yacht built to a weight several tonnes less than the
conventional 72ft Oyster, and concluded that Coppercoat gave a worthwhile
performance advantage. Similarly, motorboat owners report increased hull
efficiency, with greater boat speed at fewer engine revs. Indeed, Coppercoat
is the upgrade option on some of the UK's most prestigious motor-boats,
including the GBP 11 million range-topping 37M Tri-Deck Sunseeker (as
launched at the 2007 London Boat Show). In fact, all Sunseeker yachts
delivered to the Middle East now have Coppercoat fitted as standard
equipment as tests show that on average, each boat achieves a speed increase
of almost 2 knots having been treated with Coppercoat (when compared
to>testing with a clean hull newly painted with conventional anti-foul).
Sunseeker and Oyster are just two of the boat building companies to use and
specify Coppercoat on new build hulls. Other clients include African
Cats,Aquastar, Arcona, Arvor, Bowman, Cornish Crabbers, CR Yachts, Delphia,
Discovery, Feeling, Fisher! , Hanse, Hunter, Hylas, J-Boats, Lagoon, Najad,
Nauticat, Quorning, Rampart, Sessa, Southerly, Spirit and Starlight.
Following recent discussions various other boat builders such as Finngulf,
Marten and Sweden Yachts may soon be offering Coppercoat also. We
manufacture and supply Coppercoat in a 1-litre sized unit only, with each
unit being sufficient to fully treat 4 square metres to a finish (i.e. with
all the necessary coats). Therefore, given that your Amel Super-Maramu has
an underwater area of approximately 57 square metres I recommend that 15
litres be applied in total for a complete and long lasting treatment. If
applied by roller these 15 litres should be used in four thin and equal>
coats, all applied consecutively in a single, dry day. At the current rate
of GBP 60 per unit, such a 15-litre package will be GBP 900 plus delivery.
When you compare this figure to the cumulative costs of having to lift your
boat and re-paint it with conventional anti- foul every season for the next
ten years or so, you will find that a once-only treatment of Coppercoat
provides simply unbeatable value for money. Unfortunately we do not have an
active distributor for Coppercoat in Argentina or Uruguay at this time.
However, we can deliver goods to you by either sea or air-freight. Orders
can be placed by telephone, fax or e-mail, and we happily accept payment by
the major credit and debit cards or bank transfer. For detailed information
regarding hull preparation and product application> please refer to the
"application" section of the www.coppercoat.com website. However, in brief,
you must start by removing any layers of previously applied conventional
anti-fouling, so that you are back to a sound and permanent substrate, such
as an epoxy treatment or the gel-coat. The clean surface should then be
abraded so there is a good key for the Coppercoat to bond to. Following
this, the Coppercoat application is by conventional> roller in dry, mild
conditions. The minimum temperature for application! is approximately 8
degrees Centigrade, and the hull underside area should be protected from
rain for at least 24 hours. While all goods are supplied with full
application instructions we are always available by telephone to answer any
last minute questions that you may have. Furthermore, all orders are
supplied with a copy of the Coppercoat DVD - this 10-minute film shows
exactly how to apply the product easily and correctly to achieve a smooth
and professional finish. I trust that this general information is useful. If
you would like to discuss the use of Coppercoat in greater detail, or if you
simply wish to confirm an order, please do not hesitate to e-mail again or
call us on +44 1202 888802 when my colleagues and I will be pleased to help.
With best regards, Ewan Clark. Aquarius Marine Coatings Ltd
www.coppercoat.com ewan@coppercoat.com Tel: +44 (0)1202 888802
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Antifouling--Coppercoat

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi all, My research into Coppercoat prompted me to email the manufacturers. Below is their reply. I am becoming pretty convinced by the product and when I can find a good yard to strip the bottom without damaging it I am going to give it a whirl. We have personally cleaned and antifouled every boat we have owned for over thirty years but I am now getting fed up with all the preparation.Coppercoat looks as though it might be the solution. Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Uruguay

From: aqmarine@globalnet.co.uk>
Subject: RE: Coppercoat for your Super-Maramu
Hello Ian, Thank you for your enquiry regarding Coppercoat multi-season anti-fouling. Now protecting over 30,000 vessels all around the World, Coppercoat is the only bottom coat currently available which is actually proven to resist marine growth continually for ten years and more.Unlike many paint companies, we do not manufacture different types of anti-fouling for different sorts of boats and particular locations. Instead, Coppercoat is only available in a full strength, hard wearing version. The epoxy carrier is filled with the maximum amount of copper allowed by law,and consequently this coating will keep fouling at bay in virtually all conditions. Indeed, we have supplied Coppercoat to a few clients in Argentina over the years, though most of the goods we supply to South America go to Brazil. Please note that Coppercoat only uses pure copper, and not the weaker and less effective alloys such as copper-nickel. Furthermore, while the non-eroding epoxy can easily withstand use by high powered motor-boats and racing craft this coating is equally effective on less frequently used and/or slower moving leisure vessels. In terms of keeping a hull clear of growth, Coppercoat is not only long-lasting - it was designed to be even more effective than the very best performing conventional systems. In fact, Coppercoat is the most copper-rich and powerful anti-fouling on the market. The high performance of Coppercoat has seen our product become increasingly popular within racing circles - for example, the latest 72ft racer from Oyster (Oystercatcher XXV) that won the 2006 Rolex Antigua Sail Week (Performance Cruising Class 1) uses Coppercoat.> At a cost of well over GBP 3 million the owner of this hull (the Chairman of Oyster Yachts) had the yacht built to a weight several tonnes less than the conventional 72ft Oyster, and concluded that Coppercoat gave a worthwhile performance advantage. Similarly, motorboat owners report increased hull efficiency, with greater boat speed at fewer engine revs. Indeed, Coppercoat is the upgrade option on some of the UK's most prestigious motor-boats, including the GBP 11 million range-topping 37M Tri-Deck Sunseeker (as launched at the 2007 London Boat Show). In fact, all Sunseeker yachts delivered to the Middle East now have Coppercoat fitted as standard equipment as tests show that on average, each boat achieves a speed increase of almost 2 knots having been treated with Coppercoat (when compared to>testing with a clean hull newly painted with conventional anti-foul). Sunseeker and Oyster are just two of the boat building companies to use and specify Coppercoat on new build hulls. Other clients include African Cats,Aquastar, Arcona, Arvor, Bowman, Cornish Crabbers, CR Yachts, Delphia, Discovery, Feeling, Fisher! , Hanse, Hunter, Hylas, J-Boats, Lagoon, Najad, Nauticat, Quorning, Rampart, Sessa, Southerly, Spirit and Starlight. Following recent discussions various other boat builders such as Finngulf, Marten and Sweden Yachts may soon be offering Coppercoat also. We manufacture and supply Coppercoat in a 1-litre sized unit only, with each unit being sufficient to fully treat 4 square metres to a finish (i.e. with all the necessary coats). Therefore, given that your Amel Super-Maramu has an underwater area of approximately 57 square metres I recommend that 15 litres be applied in total for a complete and long lasting treatment. If applied by roller these 15 litres should be used in four thin and equal> coats, all applied consecutively in a single, dry day. At the current rate of GBP 60 per unit, such a 15-litre package will be GBP 900 plus delivery. When you compare this figure to the cumulative costs of having to lift your boat and re-paint it with conventional anti- foul every season for the next ten years or so, you will find that a once-only treatment of Coppercoat provides simply unbeatable value for money. Unfortunately we do not have an active distributor for Coppercoat in Argentina or Uruguay at this time. However, we can deliver goods to you by either sea or air-freight. Orders can be placed by telephone, fax or e-mail, and we happily accept payment by the major credit and debit cards or bank transfer. For detailed information regarding hull preparation and product application> please refer to the "application" section of the www.coppercoat.com website. However, in brief, you must start by removing any layers of previously applied conventional anti-fouling, so that you are back to a sound and permanent substrate, such as an epoxy treatment or the gel-coat. The clean surface should then be abraded so there is a good key for the Coppercoat to bond to. Following this, the Coppercoat application is by conventional> roller in dry, mild conditions. The minimum temperature for application! is approximately 8 degrees Centigrade, and the hull underside area should be protected from rain for at least 24 hours. While all goods are supplied with full application instructions we are always available by telephone to answer any last minute questions that you may have. Furthermore, all orders are supplied with a copy of the Coppercoat DVD - this 10-minute film shows exactly how to apply the product easily and correctly to achieve a smooth and professional finish. I trust that this general information is useful. If you would like to discuss the use of Coppercoat in greater detail, or if you simply wish to confirm an order, please do not hesitate to e-mail again or call us on +44 1202 888802 when my colleagues and I will be pleased to help. With best regards, Ewan Clark. Aquarius Marine Coatings Ltd www.coppercoat.com ewan@coppercoat.com Tel: +44 (0)1202 888802
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Close encounters with whales

eric freedman
 

We hit a whale about 1000 miles west of Grand canaria. We were under
Gennaker and mizzen ballooner and doing 9-10 knots. When we hit the whale,
one crewmember flew from the saloon table to the starboard "V" berth.

We were stopped instantly. Fortunately no damage to the boat

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Close encounters with whales



Anyone else have these types of close encounters with whales?

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles

eric freedman
 

They are in stock in Guadeloupe and budget marine throughout the Caribbean.
I bought a few 2 days ago.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of sy_baracca
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles



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?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] main engine prop seals

eric freedman
 

hi,

I use a length of plastic PVC pipe works great same diameter works for the
packing on the rudder stock. I put a block of wood on it and hammer away.
works great.

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of drdavegoodman
Sent: Saturday, November 10, 2007 8:55 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


Re: Goiot Hatch handles

Zanareva
 

I also had two Goiot plastic handles break. I was able to order
replacements from:

Navimo USA, Inc.
7455 16th street East # 107
Sarasota, FL 34243
941.360.1888
941.360.1648 Fax
www.navimousa.com

They sent me a PDF of the catalog showing the part numbers for the
hatch handles. I have uploaded this "GOIOT TRADITION HATCH AND PORT
INFO" in the Files section.

Richard
SM #5 Spice



--- 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?


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.

________________________________

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
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[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