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Re: Engine parts source

svladysadie <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., asm283 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., svladysadie <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Our SM 2000 has the standard Onan 6.5 KW generator, Model
MDKAL42401
and the Volvo Penta (Perkins) TMD22. We have always purchased
filters
and impellers from Amel in Guadaloupe, but we are currently in
the
US. Is there a supplier in the US where we can get impellers
and
fuel filters for each (the NAPA oil filters seem to be fine)?
Bill
on S/V Lady Sadie
Hi Bill

Finding parts for these engines should not be a problem. The Onan
is
a US made item. I noticed that Boat US now carries Volvo parts, I
dont know how their prices are. Just for the record the Amel has a
Volvo TMD22P. Where is your boat now and what are your cruising
plans.

Vito
SV Wanderer
SM#283
Thank you, Vito, for the information. We will be returning to
Trinidad soon, put the boat back in the water, and then stay there
until Thanksgiving. We'll then sail north as far as St.Martin or
the BVI's, and then back to Trinidad or Venezuela for the hurricane
season of 2003. Are you sailing in the Caribbean?


Re: Alternative 24 volt interior lighting

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

-zzz-- In amelyachtowners@y..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Richard,
i had amel install the led option on kimberlite.
i believe they installed 7 red leds almost at cabin sole level for
night lighting .they work great. i also used a few of the davis
replacements on my old boat. i was equally satisfied with them for
cabin lighting. they were a little short when it came to reading.
eric
kimberlite sm 376.



--- In amelyachtowners@y..., closereach <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Does anyone have direct experience/comments to share on using
more
efficient 24 volt lighting? Specifically, has anyone tried using
white LEDs lights? I see that Davis Instruments makes these in a
cluster with two diferent bayonet socket styles but only in 12
volt.
Do they put out enough light for general use in the saloon or
even
for reading?

Also, does anyone have experience with the new CCF (cold cathode
flourescent) series lights from Taylorbrite? While not as
efficient
as LEDs the product specs say they're 4-12 times more efficient
than
conventional incandescent lights.

Thanks
Richard


Re: Alternative 24 volt interior lighting

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Richard,
i had amel install the led option on kimberlite.
i believe they installed 7 red leds almost at cabin sole level for
night lighting .they work great. i also used a few of the davis
replacements on my old boat. i was equally satisfied with them for
cabin lighting. they were a little short when it came to reading.
eric
kimberlite sm 376.



--- In amelyachtowners@y..., closereach <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Does anyone have direct experience/comments to share on using more
efficient 24 volt lighting? Specifically, has anyone tried using
white LEDs lights? I see that Davis Instruments makes these in a
cluster with two diferent bayonet socket styles but only in 12
volt.
Do they put out enough light for general use in the saloon or even
for reading?

Also, does anyone have experience with the new CCF (cold cathode
flourescent) series lights from Taylorbrite? While not as
efficient
as LEDs the product specs say they're 4-12 times more efficient
than
conventional incandescent lights.

Thanks
Richard


Alternative 24 volt interior lighting

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Does anyone have direct experience/comments to share on using more
efficient 24 volt lighting? Specifically, has anyone tried using
white LEDs lights? I see that Davis Instruments makes these in a
cluster with two diferent bayonet socket styles but only in 12 volt.
Do they put out enough light for general use in the saloon or even
for reading?

Also, does anyone have experience with the new CCF (cold cathode
flourescent) series lights from Taylorbrite? While not as efficient
as LEDs the product specs say they're 4-12 times more efficient than
conventional incandescent lights.

Thanks
Richard


Re: Keel Bolts on L'Euros

Rwany
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "ameleuros" <rogermike@e...> wrote:
Hi again - I have a fixation about what these are like and has
anyone any experiences to tell me about??? Roger
I have an Euros ...I think u cannot see it.the bolts are completly
under the plastic!
Mabe you can ask to Amel.
They are very serious an answer you quikly( 48 h Max).
I did it,they don't know me,my boat have been made in 1969;I sent
them an E-Mail...I received a fax 24h latter!
I ,have never seen a compagny like that!
33 years later!
My job is in computer science,1 year after your deal,you are an
unknow!
Erwan


Re: Maintaining faux teak decks

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
In May, SV Alchemy suggested "Sure Step" polish to protect the non
skid areas of the Amel from sun damage.. I purchased some and
tried
it on the brown faux teak decks on my SM Second Call. No matter
how
hard I polish it in, when it dries it leaves a white haze over the
brown faux teak, no doubt because the polishing rag isn't reaching
down into the deeper crevices in the faux teak. The Carib sun will
definitely do a number on the faux teak, lightening it over the
course of several years. Therefore, I am still looking for a
solution. Any secrets out there as to how to keep the faux teak
protected. Michael Glass /Second Call/ Montauk, NY

Joel Potter suggested using caranuba wax. I did this with similar
results. The wax turned into a white haze. Now I am trying to figure
out how to remove the wax. The only good thing is believe it or not
when its wet it actually helps the non skid properties of the deck.
If anyone has any suggestions Im all ears.

Vito Ciaravino
Wonderer
--- In amelyachtowners@y..., sv_alchemy <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Vito -

We have been using a product by Aurora Marine -
www.auroramarine.com -
called "Sure Step" for the non-skid areas of our Sharki with
good
results. It contains a polymer they call "Skid -X" which seals
the
surface preventing oxidation without reducing the nonskid effect
like
wax would. It lasts about 6 mos.


Re: Maintaining faux teak decks

mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@...>
 

In May, SV Alchemy suggested "Sure Step" polish to protect the non
skid areas of the Amel from sun damage.. I purchased some and tried
it on the brown faux teak decks on my SM Second Call. No matter how
hard I polish it in, when it dries it leaves a white haze over the
brown faux teak, no doubt because the polishing rag isn't reaching
down into the deeper crevices in the faux teak. The Carib sun will
definitely do a number on the faux teak, lightening it over the
course of several years. Therefore, I am still looking for a
solution. Any secrets out there as to how to keep the faux teak
protected. Michael Glass /Second Call/ Montauk, NY


--- In amelyachtowners@y..., sv_alchemy <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Vito -

We have been using a product by Aurora Marine -
www.auroramarine.com -
called "Sure Step" for the non-skid areas of our Sharki with good
results. It contains a polymer they call "Skid -X" which seals the
surface preventing oxidation without reducing the nonskid effect
like
wax would. It lasts about 6 mos.


Re: Rub rail care

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., svladysadie <no_reply@y...> wrote:
We will soon be applying the new metallic strip on the rub rail,
while on the hard in Trinidad. What is the best way to care for
the
brown rub rail itself? Bill on S/V Lady Sadie
The Rub rail wich is really a crush zone is just plain fiberglass and
all you need to do is wax it. The rubber right above it looks good if
you apply some type of tire care product. think mgwires makes
something that works well.Unfortunatly it only lasts a few weeks.
What are you doing to your rub rail. How is Trinidad in the summer.


Re: Engine parts source

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., svladysadie <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Our SM 2000 has the standard Onan 6.5 KW generator, Model
MDKAL42401
and the Volvo Penta (Perkins) TMD22. We have always purchased
filters
and impellers from Amel in Guadaloupe, but we are currently in the
US. Is there a supplier in the US where we can get impellers and
fuel filters for each (the NAPA oil filters seem to be fine)? Bill
on S/V Lady Sadie
Hi Bill

Finding parts for these engines should not be a problem. The Onan is
a US made item. I noticed that Boat US now carries Volvo parts, I
dont know how their prices are. Just for the record the Amel has a
Volvo TMD22P. Where is your boat now and what are your cruising plans.

Vito
SV Wanderer
SM#283


Rub rail care

svladysadie <no_reply@...>
 

We will soon be applying the new metallic strip on the rub rail,
while on the hard in Trinidad. What is the best way to care for the
brown rub rail itself? Bill on S/V Lady Sadie


Engine parts source

svladysadie <no_reply@...>
 

Our SM 2000 has the standard Onan 6.5 KW generator, Model MDKAL42401
and the Volvo Penta (Perkins) TMD22. We have always purchased filters
and impellers from Amel in Guadaloupe, but we are currently in the
US. Is there a supplier in the US where we can get impellers and
fuel filters for each (the NAPA oil filters seem to be fine)? Bill
on S/V Lady Sadie


I want to buy an Amel

me9cb <colin@...>
 

I am looking for a Sharki,Kirk, or even Maramu if possible to buy.

My budget is in the region of £40,000 to £60,000.

European location would be preferable.

Colin Barber


Back in Greece

elenaxara <dkra@...>
 

Dear All,

After a mediteranean adventure with fair winds and some problems
with our new Super Maramu 2000 we arrived in Greece. My website
www.almalibre.gr is updated and there you can find interesting
things that happened to us during the trip.
For your info the Raymarine instruments worked very good during the
trip but as expected on any new boat there are some problems that
have to be solved. The latest is that the 12V engine starting
battery has been discharged after leaving the boat for 5 days in
Syros Island in Cyclades. I was shocked I had to start the engine
with the cables that were supplied with the boat although I had 630
Ah battery capacity on 24 Volts as the boat was connected to the
shore power. Has anybody a clue of what happened? Amel claims that
propably the battery is faulty. I am surprised that on such a boat
there is no other mean to charge this battery but only to start the
engine or generator ( if you can ). Has anybody installed a switch
to paralel the batteries in order to start the engine without the
cables? On my previous boat (Santorin) with 12 V systems everything
was simpler and more safe.

Dimitris Krassopoulos


Re: The ICW with a Super Maramu

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., closereach <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hello everyone,

Last night at 7pm we arrived home with our new Super Maramu. She's
hull #5 and built in 1989. We purchased her in Mamaroneck, New York
and have spent the past 3 weeks traveling down the coast to our
home
here on the east coast of central Florida (Satellite Beach). This
Super Maramu had previously been damaged in a collision with
another
vessel on the starboard side, ahead of the main mast chain plates.
We
bought her from the owner and had her repaired by Derecktor
Shipyards. What an unbelievable level of worksmanship by the
craftsman at Derecktor! The fiberglass repair and joinery repair
work
is superb. It's great to know that the same people building the CEO
of Tyco's $20+M dollar 150+ foot yacht worked on the repair of our
boat.

The masts were damaged in the collison, so the
hardware/motors/winches were removed from what was left of the
masts
(mizzen was snapped in half and mainmast was dented here and
there).

We then motored out Long Island sound, past NYC, down the New
Jersey
coast, up the Delaware Bay and down the Chesapeake Bay and entered
the Intracoastal Waterway at Norfolk.

Ok, without masts it's a bit cheating for a sailboat to do the ICW.
However the Super Maramu is still a relatively deep draft sailboat--
enough that we went aground 4 times (althought 2 of those were
definitely my error of venturing just outside the ICW channel).
For
those interested, be very carefully around Cape LeJuene, North
Carolina where the inlets come very close to the ICW. And the
second
time was right in the center of the channel at mid tide in the cut
that enters the Cape Fear River (also in NC!). The inlets all in
Florida are well marked with cans buoys and we had no problem.
(Incidently, we bought the BOAT/US $99 unlimited tow package just
in
case. It's a great deal and we called them for any 'local
knowledge'
before coming close to many of areas where the ICW cuts close to
the
inlets.)

For the trip, I removed the MaxProp and installed the backup
standard
3 bladed fixed prop. I wanted to be very conservative and 'baby'
the
engine (Perkins 80hp with 2000 hours) so I motored at 2,000 rpm at
a
speed of 7.5 mph (I set the instruments/GPS to miles per hour
rather
than knots as all the ICW chart and navigation books refer to
statute
miles rather than nautical miles). Engine ran flawlessly for each
days 12 to 13 hour run for the past 3 weeks.

I did not pay to much attention to the fixed bridge heights on the
ICW. I can say, however, that here in Florida several of the fixed
bridges just south of Cape Canaveral are around 63 feet right now.
What is the air draft of an SM? I believe it's 65 to 66 feet,
correct?

Our 1985 Sharki is still up for sale. I'll email photos and info on
request.

Richard Tate
SM #5 SPICE
Congradulation on your boat.I owned hull # 6 for a year.I currently
own #283. Although the new boat has all the upgrated systems. I think
the older boats had better woodwork and a higher level of finish. I
hope you get those masts on soon and go sailing. You may be the only
person ever to go down the ICW in a Super Maramu.

Vito Ciaravino
SM#283 Wonderer


Re: Super maramu questions

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

2-Dodger windows: When taking significant spray and going into the
sun you are almost blind. Has anyone used anything on these windows
to improve visibility such as rainX? Also, the helmsman window
leaked is this normal and is there a way to seal it better.
RT: We found on our trip traveling down the ICW that when motoring
into a 15 kt or higher breeze the wave chop does put a good amount of
spray on the dodger window and makes it very hard to peer forward. I
too would like to know of some 'magic' way to improve visibility.
Offshore I can see that this is not a big problem but traveling
inside a channel makes it difficult. My solution was to crack the
window open the smallest amount to peek through while getting the
least amount of spray coming past the opening.


3-Anchors: So far the standard anchor has worked well I also have a
40lb danford. What other anchors are being carried out there.
RT: We found our 60 lb. CQR worked great everywhere but one place--
Southport, NC. We anchored in the 'old' basin where all the fishing
vessels are located. Very very soft mud. CQR dragged throught like
butter. I deployed my 35 lb. stainless steel Northill anchor with
success. I have purchased a 110 lb. Bruce and will put that on the
bow as the primary anchor.
.


The ICW with a Super Maramu

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Hello everyone,

Last night at 7pm we arrived home with our new Super Maramu. She's
hull #5 and built in 1989. We purchased her in Mamaroneck, New York
and have spent the past 3 weeks traveling down the coast to our home
here on the east coast of central Florida (Satellite Beach). This
Super Maramu had previously been damaged in a collision with another
vessel on the starboard side, ahead of the main mast chain plates. We
bought her from the owner and had her repaired by Derecktor
Shipyards. What an unbelievable level of worksmanship by the
craftsman at Derecktor! The fiberglass repair and joinery repair work
is superb. It's great to know that the same people building the CEO
of Tyco's $20+M dollar 150+ foot yacht worked on the repair of our
boat.

The masts were damaged in the collison, so the
hardware/motors/winches were removed from what was left of the masts
(mizzen was snapped in half and mainmast was dented here and there).

We then motored out Long Island sound, past NYC, down the New Jersey
coast, up the Delaware Bay and down the Chesapeake Bay and entered
the Intracoastal Waterway at Norfolk.

Ok, without masts it's a bit cheating for a sailboat to do the ICW.
However the Super Maramu is still a relatively deep draft sailboat--
enough that we went aground 4 times (althought 2 of those were
definitely my error of venturing just outside the ICW channel). For
those interested, be very carefully around Cape LeJuene, North
Carolina where the inlets come very close to the ICW. And the second
time was right in the center of the channel at mid tide in the cut
that enters the Cape Fear River (also in NC!). The inlets all in
Florida are well marked with cans buoys and we had no problem.
(Incidently, we bought the BOAT/US $99 unlimited tow package just in
case. It's a great deal and we called them for any 'local knowledge'
before coming close to many of areas where the ICW cuts close to the
inlets.)

For the trip, I removed the MaxProp and installed the backup standard
3 bladed fixed prop. I wanted to be very conservative and 'baby' the
engine (Perkins 80hp with 2000 hours) so I motored at 2,000 rpm at a
speed of 7.5 mph (I set the instruments/GPS to miles per hour rather
than knots as all the ICW chart and navigation books refer to statute
miles rather than nautical miles). Engine ran flawlessly for each
days 12 to 13 hour run for the past 3 weeks.

I did not pay to much attention to the fixed bridge heights on the
ICW. I can say, however, that here in Florida several of the fixed
bridges just south of Cape Canaveral are around 63 feet right now.
What is the air draft of an SM? I believe it's 65 to 66 feet,
correct?

Our 1985 Sharki is still up for sale. I'll email photos and info on
request.

Richard Tate
SM #5 SPICE


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Introduction

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

Actually very little; only the middle support tubing
must be slightly shortened, by approximately 40mm each
side; a metal saw and a drill will achieve this. The
front one can remain as is and the rear-most one can
stay in exactly the same position as it is. I think
you will see what I mean if you look at this "on the
boat". Thanks. Best regards
--- Anne and John <hollamby@...> wrote:
Message text written by
INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
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If you raise the fixed dodger you will have to make
a big alteration to the
bimini so that it can still be opened and closed.

Regards John Hollamby
SM319 Bali Hai

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Another stove for my Santorin

banjaro2002 <w.kroes@...>
 

Hi Santorin owners (and owners of other Amels),

My name is Willem J. Kroes and I bought recently a 92 Santorin sloop
named "Kavanga".

I have two questions to ask to other Santorin owners.

1. I want to alter the Eno 2 burner stove by anther model with 3
burners. Can you recommend a specific make and model.

2. The paint on the deck to imitate the wooden look has disappeared
for about 40%. and that gives not a nice look (although pure
cosmetic). Is there a specific paint to be used?

Best regards,

Willem J. Kroes


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Introduction

Anne and John <hollamby@...>
 

Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
If you raise the fixed dodger you will have to make a big alteration to the
bimini so that it can still be opened and closed.

Regards John Hollamby SM319 Bali Hai


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Introduction

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

Thank you for the detail. I will solve the view out
from the helm by raising the dodger 50 mm. Amel should
take note of this visibility issue, either lowering
the helm seat or raising the dodger. Thanks.
--- Anne and John <hollamby@...> wrote:
Message text written by
INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
I removed the Amel seat by taking out the bolts and
slowly cut through the
mastic with a long razor knife. I had obtained two
pedestals from New
Zealand,these are important because all the other
makes do not seem to have
up/down and in/out movements with gas filled
struts.The pedestal fits
perfectly on the centre line of the wheel and is
secured with bolts through
six new holes in the floor of the cockpit. You have
to remove the light
fitting in the engine space,cut away the foam sound
proofing and put a
piece of marine ply larger than the base of the
pedestal on the underside
of the cockpit floor to take the securing bolts and
put mastic on the base
before fixing. Then fix the foam back with contact
glue and refix the
light.
The pedestal takes any of a number of plastic
seats....mine was an import
from the States available in Europe and my wife made
some removable
cushions secured by press studs and it looks great.
The lowest position of the seat is about level with
the cockpit seats and
the highest position is similar to the Amel seat
from which I coud not see
the horizon. As the seat swivels one can actually
face the people in the
cockpit and turn back when you like,it can of course
be locked in any
direction and the movements are very easy thanks to
the gas struts.The
backwards and forwards movement is about three
inches.
The table is then unfixable as the supports are gone
but we are about to
get a fitting that will solve that problem although
it will mean that the
table will be stored in a locker when not needed.
As the pedestal is made in NZ it is not expensive
and could easily be sent
air freight.The fax no of the Kiwi company is on my
boat and if you want it
let me know and I will send it on.
The second pedestal replaces the Amel stool which is
easily removed by
taking out the bolt under the floor.The wooden base
is fixed with a mastic
and has to be cut away with a chisel. The floor is
strong enough to take
the pedestal bolted down through a new hardwood pad
and I moved the
position of the seat forward as far as possible,ie
so that the pad still
covers the hole which supported the original stool.
It might have been
better if I had moved the position an inch or so
nearer the centre line of
the boat.
Moving the position forward gets the seat out of the
way a bit and suits us
as we are right handed at the chart table.
The seat was then upholstered and is very
comfortable and suits us who are
over six feet tall and also my grandchildren who are
about four feet high
!!
I would post some pics to this site if I knew how
!!!!!

Regards John Hollamby

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