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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

Mike Ondra
 

Time to replace the washboard rubber seal on Aletes. The rubber has gotten hard and cracked. This conversation was around 2 years ago, but I couldn't find a resolution for a source, or alternate solution. Any out there?

Thanks,

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Isolated ground of my Yankar 4jh3hte #376 Kimberlite [1 Attachment]

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Yes! Thank you very much!

SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"

Vladimir Sonsev
Tel/Text: 202 258 1916


On Jul 23, 2017 10:22 PM, "Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from Ben Driver/YAHOO included below]

Vladimir
I believe this is isolated ground starter relay.  Is this what you need?
Ben


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

On Jul 23, 2017, at 10:00 PM, sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

I need a model number for Valeo ground breaking relay. Please help.

Vladimir
SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Isolated ground of my Yankar 4jh3hte #376 Kimberlite

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Vladimir
I believe this is isolated ground starter relay.  Is this what you need?
Ben


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

On Jul 23, 2017, at 10:00 PM, sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I need a model number for Valeo ground breaking relay. Please help.

Vladimir
SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"


Re: Isolated ground of my Yankar 4jh3hte #376 Kimberlite

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

I need a model number for Valeo ground breaking relay. Please help.

Vladimir
SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] No battery charge from 24 V alternater

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

My alternator does not chage at any RPM. I measured voltage at low RPM.

Vladimir Sonsev
Tel/Text: 202 258 1916


On Jul 23, 2017 9:18 PM, "Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Vladimir,
Are you measuring voltage at engine idle?  I found my alternator did not charge unless rpm was at about 1500 or more.  At that point it puts out 27 volts.   
Ben

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

On Jul 23, 2017, at 8:47 PM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Ban,

You are correct. My problem started with broken field wire. I reconnected the wire. Perhaps loose wire made a short on the alternator body.
Alternator is not charging, but I measure 25v on alternator black and red wires.

SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"
Vladimir Sonsev
Tel/Text: 202 258 1916


On Jul 23, 2017 8:25 PM, "Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Vladimir
I had similar situation.  Look closely at small field wires on alternator.  You may find loose or corroded connections.  I think this is very common with older boats.  My bad connection was barely visible.  On my hands and knees looking under alternator I discovered corroded  connection . 
Ben

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

On Jul 23, 2017, at 8:15 PM, sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

My alternator stopped charging the battery. It looks like alternator is OK. I measured voltage on black and red wires comming from the alternator at 25v at 750 engine RPM. At low RPM the alternator red light is no longer on. Is there a schematics or wiring diagram for 24 v alternator, and regulator?
Please advise troubleshooting steps.

Vladimir
SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

greatketch@...
 

Pat,

That panel with the relays does come out (at least it did for me!).  Trying to work with those wire connections inside that forward cubby would be a nightmare!  There is a black plastic hand screw in the cabinet that, when removed, allows the wood panel with the wiring for the jib furler and windlass to be removed.  

On my boat, the brown wires were the control wires carrying +24V from the switches to the relay coils.  Blue was the -24V back to battery negative. Gray wires were +24V for the coils of the jib furling relays.  I don't see any black wires.

There are some pictures and schematics here:  https://fetchinketch.net/boat-projects/windlass-wiring/
Hopefully they will help.  If you need something more specific, let me know.

Newer boat owners should note, that at some point Amel started using the control box from the windlass manufacturer and not their own relays so your boat might look quite different.  I don't know what hull number that change was made or if there were any other changes made before or after #160!

Bill Kinney
SM#160, Harmonie
Gloucester, Mass
 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Bill, I have received my Quick windlass control. I can't see the relays well enough to read the labels . I always assumed the panel detached from the cabinet to better access it. There is a brown wire (common I believe ) and a blue and black wire . Could you tell me , where you connected those wires ? It would save some time experimenting in a tight difficult spot to reach .
Thanks,
Pat 
SM #123





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] No battery charge from 24 V alternater

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Vladimir,
Are you measuring voltage at engine idle?  I found my alternator did not charge unless rpm was at about 1500 or more.  At that point it puts out 27 volts.   
Ben

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

On Jul 23, 2017, at 8:47 PM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ban,

You are correct. My problem started with broken field wire. I reconnected the wire. Perhaps loose wire made a short on the alternator body.
Alternator is not charging, but I measure 25v on alternator black and red wires.

SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"
Vladimir Sonsev
Tel/Text: 202 258 1916


On Jul 23, 2017 8:25 PM, "Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Vladimir
I had similar situation.  Look closely at small field wires on alternator.  You may find loose or corroded connections.  I think this is very common with older boats.  My bad connection was barely visible.  On my hands and knees looking under alternator I discovered corroded  connection . 
Ben

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

On Jul 23, 2017, at 8:15 PM, sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

My alternator stopped charging the battery. It looks like alternator is OK. I measured voltage on black and red wires comming from the alternator at 25v at 750 engine RPM. At low RPM the alternator red light is no longer on. Is there a schematics or wiring diagram for 24 v alternator, and regulator?
Please advise troubleshooting steps.

Vladimir
SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] No battery charge from 24 V alternater

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Ban,

You are correct. My problem started with broken field wire. I reconnected the wire. Perhaps loose wire made a short on the alternator body.
Alternator is not charging, but I measure 25v on alternator black and red wires.

SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"
Vladimir Sonsev
Tel/Text: 202 258 1916


On Jul 23, 2017 8:25 PM, "Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Vladimir
I had similar situation.  Look closely at small field wires on alternator.  You may find loose or corroded connections.  I think this is very common with older boats.  My bad connection was barely visible.  On my hands and knees looking under alternator I discovered corroded  connection . 
Ben

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

On Jul 23, 2017, at 8:15 PM, sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

My alternator stopped charging the battery. It looks like alternator is OK. I measured voltage on black and red wires comming from the alternator at 25v at 750 engine RPM. At low RPM the alternator red light is no longer on. Is there a schematics or wiring diagram for 24 v alternator, and regulator?
Please advise troubleshooting steps.

Vladimir
SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] No battery charge from 24 V alternater

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Vladimir
I had similar situation.  Look closely at small field wires on alternator.  You may find loose or corroded connections.  I think this is very common with older boats.  My bad connection was barely visible.  On my hands and knees looking under alternator I discovered corroded  connection . 
Ben

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

On Jul 23, 2017, at 8:15 PM, sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My alternator stopped charging the battery. It looks like alternator is OK. I measured voltage on black and red wires comming from the alternator at 25v at 750 engine RPM. At low RPM the alternator red light is no longer on. Is there a schematics or wiring diagram for 24 v alternator, and regulator?
Please advise troubleshooting steps.

Vladimir
SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"


No battery charge from 24 V alternater

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

My alternator stopped charging the battery. It looks like alternator is OK. I measured voltage on black and red wires comming from the alternator at 25v at 750 engine RPM. At low RPM the alternator red light is no longer on. Is there a schematics or wiring diagram for 24 v alternator, and regulator?
Please advise troubleshooting steps.

Vladimir
SM #345 "LIFE IS GOOD"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

Duane Siegfri
 

Patrick,

In my boat the typical black wheel screw is in the cabinet just aft of the relays under the breakers for the boom/mast/windlass/jib.

Can't help with the connections though...

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Mainsail furler - manual crank problem

Duane Siegfri
 

Alan,

Thanks for the reply.  I think I can repair this one.  I just have to figure out how to remove the tapered roller bearing.  

Wolfgang,

Can you tell me how you removed the tapered roller bearing?  It doesn't seem to be pressed on from below, I put a bearing separator on it and put a very large load on it and it didn't budge. Please take a look at the attached photo.

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill, I have received my Quick windlass control. I can't see the relays well enough to read the labels . I always assumed the panel detached from the cabinet to better access it. There is a brown wire (common I believe ) and a blue and black wire . Could you tell me , where you connected those wires ? It would save some time experimenting in a tight difficult spot to reach .
Thanks,
Pat 
SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jul 18, 2017 9:07 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Lofrans Tigres Undersized

 
We used the two button one.  We thought about the one with the light, but decided to pass.

We mounted the socket for the connection on the aft bulkhead in the port side bow locker, since that is usually open anyway when we are anchoring to access washdown hose, snubber, etc.  Other people have mounted remotes in the forward cabin.  I'd rather not have to open that hatch if it was raining out, but I don't see one choice as a lot better than the other.

In any case, keep the socket pins coated with CorrosionX or other suitable material.  The way Amels are wired the control circuit is powered up all the time when you are sailing.  If it gets damp, stray currents can cause the pins to corrode.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Beverly, Mass

---In amelyac htowners@..., wrote :

Bill, I have wanted to add a remote for the windlass . I looked at your link to Quick , one question or two . Which remote did you buy , two buttons , led ? Did you mount a connection outside on the deck for the remote or install it down below and pass it up through the hatch ?
Thanks,
Pat SM #123




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Newbie looking for Amel and Offshore experience

Brent Cameron
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Newbie looking for Amel and Offshore experience

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Brent,

 

Good luck in your search. Amels are darn fine boats and it is worth waiting for the right one to come onto the market.

 

We went from a Cheoy Lee 38 to our Amel. It was a huge learning curve. It is not hard but very time consuming to learn the Amel systems. We are still learning but trying to have some fun in between.

 

Let Joel know your budget and one day your phone will ring. Bill’s Amel school can get you ready to go and help you be prepared.

 

Hope to see you out here someday soon.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Newbie looking for Amel and Offshore experience

 

 

Hi all.  I've had a dream since the late 1970's to buy and cruise an Amel (I still have th Cruising World issues with Joel's ads on Mango's and Maramu's)  Life intervened but now, I'm in a situation (kids gone, retired, etc.) where I think I  can finally make this all happen.  I'm planning next summer to buy my very own SM 2000 to do some long term cruising.  The realist in me however points out that I'm not likely to be able to buy one anywhere near my home port on the Great Lakes and while I have about 20 years (over the last 40 or so) of active sailing experience, I also recognize that I've not sailed anything much bigger than my current 29' Paceship and then mostly only on the Great Lakes and so still have a LOT to learn before I think about doing anything offshore in a new (to me) Amel.  I also want to find out for myself if I really have what it takes to do any serious ocean passages before I "invest" a significant chunk of my savings into my dream. 

 

Therefore, I'm looking to kill two birds with one stone... 1) gain some experience with ocean passages (towards my RYA Yachtmaster certification) and 2) learn more about the Amel's than I ever could by continuing to listen in on the excellent exchanges on this forum so that when I do get my own Amel, I'm ready for it.  It occurred to me that there are probably more than a few Amel's that are making significant passages this fall that might want an enthusiastic and very willing to learn volunteer crew member.  I will go anywhere in the world for this and would cover any expenses and travel of course.  Thanks and suggestions are very welcome.  (I already know to contact Bill/Joel/Michel and Oliver when I'm a little closer to the buy decision).


Newbie looking for Amel and Offshore experience

Brent Cameron
 

Hi all.  I've had a dream since the late 1970's to buy and cruise an Amel (I still have th Cruising World issues with Joel's ads on Mango's and Maramu's)  Life intervened but now, I'm in a situation (kids gone, retired, etc.) where I think I  can finally make this all happen.  I'm planning next summer to buy my very own SM 2000 to do some long term cruising.  The realist in me however points out that I'm not likely to be able to buy one anywhere near my home port on the Great Lakes and while I have about 20 years (over the last 40 or so) of active sailing experience, I also recognize that I've not sailed anything much bigger than my current 29' Paceship and then mostly only on the Great Lakes and so still have a LOT to learn before I think about doing anything offshore in a new (to me) Amel.  I also want to find out for myself if I really have what it takes to do any serious ocean passages before I "invest" a significant chunk of my savings into my dream. 


Therefore, I'm looking to kill two birds with one stone... 1) gain some experience with ocean passages (towards my RYA Yachtmaster certification) and 2) learn more about the Amel's than I ever could by continuing to listen in on the excellent exchanges on this forum so that when I do get my own Amel, I'm ready for it.  It occurred to me that there are probably more than a few Amel's that are making significant passages this fall that might want an enthusiastic and very willing to learn volunteer crew member.  I will go anywhere in the world for this and would cover any expenses and travel of course.  Thanks and suggestions are very welcome.  (I already know to contact Bill/Joel/Michel and Oliver when I'm a little closer to the buy decision).


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I purchase 2 spare strainers from Fisherie Supply:
Vetus 1320 Full Strainer DEN SET0187
http://www.fisheriessupply.com/vetus-denouden-den-set0187-set0187


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


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On Sat, 7/22/17, 'sailormon' kimberlite@optonline.net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 11:51 PM


 









Hi,Mine is a standard
Vetus sea chest with strainer. They are in the Vetus
catalog.It is easy to identify
in the catalog.I ash my strainer in a
bucket in the starboard aft corner of the cockpit above the
scupper . I use the fresh water sprayer and then either
throw the contents of the bucket over the side or drain the
bucked don the scupper.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376    From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:44
PM
To:
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea
Chest Specifications    Hi, Does anyone have the size,
model number and perhaps a source for the strainer for the
Super Maramu 2000/Millenniums?  I usually spray it out
outside the engine room and outside the cockpit and it is
probably just a matter of time until it goes overboard.
 Bob, Las
Vegas,NV Away from Kaimi
SM429

















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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

Mark Erdos
 

Bob,

 

The filters are not on their web page but they do sell them separately for about US$25 if you contact them. It is Vetus seawater filter type 1320.

 

Contact:

 

 

Michael T. Clark, Sales/Technical Support | Vetus Marine

135 Imperial Street | Merritt Island, FL 32952

Office: 321.454.3375 | Fax: 321.452.7966

mike.clark@...  | www.vetusmarine.com

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

 

 

Hi, 

Does anyone have the size, model number and perhaps a source for the strainer for the Super Maramu 2000/Millenniums?  I usually spray it out outside the engine room and outside the cockpit and it is probably just a matter of time until it goes overboard.  

Bob, Las Vegas,NV 

Away from Kaimi SM429


Re: Mainsail furler - manual crank problem

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 

See my photos from 16TH August 2015.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

eric freedman
 

Hi,

Mine is a standard Vetus sea chest with strainer. They are in the Vetus catalog.

It is easy to identify in the catalog.

I ash my strainer in a bucket in the starboard aft corner of the cockpit above the scupper . I use the fresh water sprayer and then either throw the contents of the bucket over the side or drain the bucked don the scupper.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 11:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Sea Chest Specifications

 

 

Hi, 

Does anyone have the size, model number and perhaps a source for the strainer for the Super Maramu 2000/Millenniums?  I usually spray it out outside the engine room and outside the cockpit and it is probably just a matter of time until it goes overboard.  

Bob, Las Vegas,NV 

Away from Kaimi SM429