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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vetus Alarm

greatketch@...
 

I do not know what brand Kent used, but if you want an alarm on your boat for cooling water flow, or anything else, there is a good chance that you can find exactly what you want here: 

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Back Creek, Annapolis, MD


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Speaking of temperatures and alarms

greatketch@...
 

Ian,

The anchor I like is a Mantus.  Similar in looks to a Rocna, in my experience the Mantus sets even faster and (when needed) on a shorter scope.  If you follow the  Manus recommendation for sizing, you'll have an anchor with a larger surface area buried in the seabed, which is what counts for keeping the boat in one place.

How much better than a Rocna?  That's hard for me to quantify. The difference is not huge, but I think it is very real. Obviously none of us have much experience with the different anchors--at the same time--in the same place--from the same boat.  But I have used both quite a bit.  

I would say the Ronca always sets and holds the first time every time.  Well... except for that time in the really soft mud in the Harness River, oh, and that time in the shallow sand in Bottom Harbor, or that time...  You get the idea.  It is perfect, except when there is a good reason for it not to be.

The Mantus has no "excepts" for me in that story.  Someday, there will be some, I am sure. Nothing is really perfect.

The only other anchors I have personnel cruising experience with are CQR and Bruce.  They, of course, work most of the time, but they don't come close to any of the modern designs under most conditions.  There are lots of others I can not say good or bad things about because I have not used them.

I think by the time you are done shopping, this is such a competitive business, prices are not very different. 

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Back Creek, Annapolis, MD

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

Hi Bill, Can you remind me of the name of the anchor you liked ( Mitsu or something similar )? 
I have a friend in Vancouver who is looking at what is available . 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302 Croatia 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vetus Alarm

karkauai
 

I'll send a pic when I'm back aboard, James.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vetus Alarm

karkauai
 

Hi Craig,
I'll have to look it up when I get back to Kristy.  It has an arm that hangs down into the hose and is deflected by the flow of water.  Decreased flow->no deflection   ->alarm sounds.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plug 12V Sharki [1 Attachment]

Mark Pitt
 

This is an Italian Type L grounded plug/socket standard, CEI 23-16/VII, that includes two styles rated at 10 and 16 amps.  The Amel ones are 10 amp.  I have purchased the Btinico brand of these plugs ( both in the US and in Europe) when I have added fans and other devices.  It is easy to make a pigtail to convert from this plug to standard 12 volt banana plug.  

Mark Pitt
SY Sabbatical III, currently in Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain


On Oct 7, 2017, at 4:39 PM, carcodespam@... <no_reply@...> wrote:

Anybody knows what kind of plug fits into the tree-pin plug socket of the Amel Sharki?
Picture of the plug socket attached. There are 3 such sockets, one in the front electric panel for the mast electric, one at the main electric table and one in the after cabin. Each has 3 pins with (+) in the middle and both (-) left and right.


The locations of the plug sockets are rather small to change these sockets for a usual modern 12V round shaped socket.


Gerhard




Plug 12V Sharki

carcodespam@icloud.com <no_reply@...>
 

Anybody knows what kind of plug fits into the tree-pin plug socket of the Amel Sharki?
Picture of the plug socket attached. There are 3 such sockets, one in the front electric panel for the mast electric, one at the main electric table and one in the after cabin. Each has 3 pins with (+) in the middle and both (-) left and right.


The locations of the plug sockets are rather small to change these sockets for a usual modern 12V round shaped socket.


Gerhard




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vetus Alarm

James Cromie
 

Kent - 
I would like to echo Craig’s inquiry - we’re very interested in knowing what alarms you found worked well.  Do you have any photos of the set up?

Thanks for sharing your experience.

James

On Oct 7, 2017, at 9:44 AM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hey Kent,

Than's a GREAT solution - thanks for sharing!
What alarm did you use?
Craig Briggs, SN#68 Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I added raw water flow alarms in the hoses between the sea chest and the Yanmar and ONAN.  Both already have exhaust temp alarms and the Yanmar has an exhaust temp cut-off switch.  If something causes the exhaust temp to go up enough to alarm or shut off the engine, the impeller is toast.  With the flow rate alarm, I picked up a bunch of trash that stopped up the sea chest strainer.  The alarm started to sound, and I immediately  shut the Yanmar down and cleaned the strainer.  Back up and running in 3 min without having to change the hard-to-get-to raw water impeller.


Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vetus Alarm

Craig Briggs
 

Hey Kent,
Than's a GREAT solution - thanks for sharing!
What alarm did you use?
Craig Briggs, SN#68 Sangaris


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

I added raw water flow alarms in the hoses between the sea chest and the Yanmar and ONAN.  Both already have exhaust temp alarms and the Yanmar has an exhaust temp cut-off switch.  If something causes the exhaust temp to go up enough to alarm or shut off the engine, the impeller is toast.  With the flow rate alarm, I picked up a bunch of trash that stopped up the sea chest strainer.  The alarm started to sound, and I immediately  shut the Yanmar down and cleaned the strainer.  Back up and running in 3 min without having to change the hard-to-get-to raw water impeller.


Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243


Re: Bilge Pump Quit

Craig Briggs
 

HI Ken,
You don't describe how the gear is broken. If the problem is that the gear portion is sliding on the inner disc it is an easy DIY fix - search my earlier posts on how to do it. Even if the gear ring is broken you may be able to fix it in similar fashion.
Good luck,
Craig Briggs, SN#68 Sangaris


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

Any Help Will be appreciated!

Our bilge pump was running for what seemed a long time.  So I went down to see what was up.  I found the motor running, but not pumping.  The motor drive a plastic gear that broke.

Does anyone know where I can get this part, or maybe I have to get a new bilge pump.  :)

Thanks in advance,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262
In Trinidad Crews Inn



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Halyard & Genoa Sheet Length

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,

In the meantime, Amel sav have confirmed the running rigging measurements for Amel54,  if anyone interested. Have not compared to the SM ones.
Currently in French... but will aim to provide a translation when i get the chance to do it.
filed under running rigging folder in files.

Best wishes,
Soraya

GARULFO
Amel54 #122
currently in la Linea de la concepcion

On 2 October 2017 at 18:36, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Go to the FILES section and find "Running Rigging Measurements Super Maramu French & English.xls," or click on this link for a direct downlaod.


Remember that Amel designed the mainsail and mizzen sail halyards to be less than full length...they are designed to be used with small line attached to lower and raise the main and mizzen. 



On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 10:13 AM, SV Garulfo svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hello,
If you happen to have the information at hand or have recently replaced yours, could you please let us know the recommended length for the Halyards and Genoa sheet?

Many thanks

Soraya & Thomas 
Garulfo 
Amel 54 #122
Currently in La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain 




Thanks everyone

jjjk12s@...
 

Dear all,


After owning the 1981 Maramu called Popeye for 7 years we have just sold her to an Australian couple called David and Maddy Baddiley who will take her to Brisbane. She was listed on the market for 4 weeks.


Thank you to those who have given advice since we bought Popeye. Work commitments mean we haven't had time to use her this year and it is such a shame to leave a boat like that sitting in a marina berth.


We hope to one day have an Amel again when we have more free time.


Thanks again for being such a good forum.


Best wishes


John, Maramu #91, Popeye, Port Douglas, Australia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Speaking of temperatures and alarms

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Bill, Can you remind me of the name of the anchor you liked ( Mitsu or something similar )? 
I have a friend in Vancouver who is looking at what is available . 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302 Croatia 



On 7 Oct 2017, at 03:02, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

There certainly are days when I feel like I live in the engine room!  (today being a good example!) Other days I am convinced there are gremlins who live down there, and I have no interest at all in making them comfortable!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Back Creek, Annapolis, MD


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge Pump Quit

Dominique Guenot
 

This same Bilge pump plastic membrane got punctured twice in 2 years on Viva which gave me a lot of grief. Also based on this distribution list it seems a never ending story.
 
I replaced the pump by a Jabsco waste pump 50890-1100. 
The benefits are: 
- the suction is stronger, does not require a joker and I extended the pipe to empty the bilge minus 2cm; which is handy at the time of bilge cleaning.   
- the pump is small compared to the initial one.  
- 18 months later, so far so good. 

Full disclosure the previous owner had already installed the same Jabsco pump with a floating sensor in case of bilge overflow. I can force them to work concurrently and also I tweaked the wiring so I can switch from one pump to another as needed. I like a lot this redundancy.  

Hope it helps
Dominique
s/v Viva  
# 374 
Currently in Fiji 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Speaking of temperatures and alarms

greatketch@...
 

There certainly are days when I feel like I live in the engine room!  (today being a good example!) Other days I am convinced there are gremlins who live down there, and I have no interest at all in making them comfortable!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Back Creek, Annapolis, MD


Manual Mainsail Furling Gearbox

Duane Siegfri
 

I have a "for parts" manual mainsail gearbox if anyone is interested.  The top bearing was rusted out and the top of the outside case was damaged getting it out, but it still appears functional.  It will need a new thrust bearing on top, a new bearing on the bottom, a new oil seal on top & bottom and a wear sleeve at the upper oil seal (due to pitting of the shaft).


If you're interested, email me at carlylelk"at"aol"dot"com


Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine exhaust hull fitting and copper water lines [1 Attachment]

James Alton
 

John,

   Silicone caulking can withstand considerably more heat than the polyurethane such as the 3m 5200.  For a bit more money you can buy silicone caulking such as the Dow Corning 3145 which has considerably more strength than the generic materials but it will be considerably harder to remove by either the Ocean or yourself.  Unlike polyurathenes, heating the parts that you want to separate does not work well with the silicone caulking which might be a consideration.

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno, Maramu #220.



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From: "john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 10/6/17 20:42 (GMT+01:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine exhaust hull fitting and copper water lines [1 Attachment]

 

Spent the morning and good part of the afternoon attaching the new exhaust hose to what I am calling the Amel thru-hull adapter.  In the photo it is the metal piece.  The new hose had the same OD as the old hose and is wire re-enforced.


I used 3M Marine silicone between the hose and the adapter.  It acted as a lubricant during installation and as a sealant after it sets up. While not normally a sealant I would use at the waterline silicone was used previously and did not leak, and I believe Olivier said silicone was what Amel used during production.    A consideration is that unlike 3M 5200 or 4200 siliconed parts can be separated later.  

The fit between the hose and adapter was breathtakingly tight.  As you can see in the photo I had to make use of a ratchet strap to finally pull the fitting onto the hose.  Tomorrow with help from my XX chromosomed  assistant we will clean out the hull fitting and reinsert the adapter plus hose. 

I purchased an extra hose clamp that I intent to fasten about where the one is in the photo and attach a wire between it and the shelf over the thru-hull to lock the exhaust assembly in place. 

                                Regards,  John

 John Clark
SV Annie  SM 37
Morehead City NC
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine exhaust hull fitting and copper water lines

John Clark
 

Spent the morning and good part of the afternoon attaching the new exhaust hose to what I am calling the Amel thru-hull adapter.  In the photo it is the metal piece.  The new hose had the same OD as the old hose and is wire re-enforced.

I used 3M Marine silicone between the hose and the adapter.  It acted as a lubricant during installation and as a sealant after it sets up. While not normally a sealant I would use at the waterline silicone was used previously and did not leak, and I believe Olivier said silicone was what Amel used during production.    A consideration is that unlike 3M 5200 or 4200 siliconed parts can be separated later.  

The fit between the hose and adapter was breathtakingly tight.  As you can see in the photo I had to make use of a ratchet strap to finally pull the fitting onto the hose.  Tomorrow with help from my XX chromosomed  assistant we will clean out the hull fitting and reinsert the adapter plus hose. 

I purchased an extra hose clamp that I intent to fasten about where the one is in the photo and attach a wire between it and the shelf over the thru-hull to lock the exhaust assembly in place. 

                                Regards,  John

 John Clark
SV Annie  SM 37
Morehead City NC
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine exhaust hull fitting and copper water lines

John Clark
 

Hi Eric,
   thanks again.  I seem to remember the Rust Block primer from my submarine days.  Yes is was quite effective, but I think it was for ferrous metals more so than copper.    What I learned about copper corrosion augmented by salt water is that there are salt ions in sea water that act as a catalyst for the oxidation of the copper.  Even if the initial source of water is corrected the ions can attract moisture out of the air, just like a desiccant pack.  The prescribed remedy is to clean the pipe and flush the ions off the surface, dry, and then coat with a protectant, perhaps Rust Block.   The challenge I have is that the pipe surface is no longer smooth and has a lot of little cracks and crevasses that would require aggressive cleaning to clear out the catalyst. For my case cleaning might actually do more damage.  Second the location, behind the generator is not the easiest to access nor a place that I want to put a lot of flushing water. 
 
 My "in a perfect world" choice would be to replace the affected stretch of line, but again given its location I don't want to try to brazing in that space.   Maybe when the water heater needs replacing or it's time for a new generator and I have better access I will replace the lines. 

I opted to try the Corrosion X because I have good visual access to the site, and the lines are not presently leaking, replacement of the exhaust hose and repair of the adapter insert will eliminate the source of the water so the lines should remain dry going forward.   Corrosion X's primary anti-corrosion mechanism is to block access to the surface of the metal. This should block the O2 and moisture from contacting the metal.  Corrosion X also claims to be able to displace the catalyst ions.  Don't know about that but we shall see how it does.   

Yes, I have currently hoses that I can use to bypass the affected area should it start leaking.    I also placed on of my water detectors in the pocket under the tubing to detect leakage.  I will headed to Martinique in a few months and see if Jean Collin has any ideas or correct sized tubing.

                               Thanks Guys,
 John Clark
SV Annie  SM 37
Morehead City, NC

On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 8:42 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

John,

My friend Eric Forsyth swears by Rust Bullet. I can attest to its efficacy.

Eric incidentally has logged 375,000 miles on his home built 42 foot west sail. 2 circumnavigations, northwest passage, many times to the Antarctic. He is headed to Portugal from Madera at age 85 as we speak.

If you have a time look at his website and his book that was just published.

He is also a CCA Blue water medal recipient.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2017 11:18 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Engine exhaust hull fitting and copper water lines

 

 

Thanks Eric and Bill.  

 

I spent the morning with Dr. Google learning about copper corrosion. Seems that there is a lot of chemistry involved and that the corrosion can be tough to knock out without aggressive cleaning.

 

 I like the idea of painting the lines, but they first need to be cleaned better than I am able to do in that particular corner of the ER.  I did clean off the loose blue flaky stuff and vacuum the area, but cannot get in there to wet clean and flush the lines.  My concern with a non neutralizing paint is that the corrosion can continue, and I won't see it.   



Corrosion X claims on their website that it can displace the salts that are causing the corrosion on the copper lines then protect them with a waxy film.  What do you think about Corrosion X instead of paint?   To me an "advantage" is that I can visually monitor the situation and if corrosion persists then replace the lines before they leak. 



 I think I will get a micrometer down there today and figure out the line size and see if I can get some "spare" tubing to have on hand just in case.   



                    Regards,  John

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Speaking of temperatures and alarms

Porter McRoberts
 

It would also help the hominid that seems to live down there!


On Oct 5, 2017, at 6:33 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I was actually thinking about adding a 24 Volt blower, not running it off the 12 volt starting battery.  Adding a snap switch thermostat that came on at temperatures of 120F (50C) or so.


Not a high priority project, but just something that I hope would help my electronics that live in the engine room...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Back Creek, Annapolis, MD


Re: Sail plans for maramu

smiles bernard
 

thanks very much - very helpful
She does have isomat masts but it sounds like you are suggesting even these varied somewhat
I do have details of the rig dimensions on the boat - not sure if the are spot on but i can check them - we have mast steps so shouldn't take too long hopefully
I'll do that when next on the boat - sadly not till christmas
Many thanks again for your help
Fair winds
Miles