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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

amelforme
 

Late lunch and then you guys can play cards and I can catch up on some emails and such. Call when ready to go and I will tell you where to meet the car.

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
Office 954-462-5869 

On Oct 29, 2017, at 11:30 AM, eamonn.washington@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I had a manually operated pump which I use for pumping out sea water from the bow thruster near the fore heads sea cock.  It reached down to the bottom of the bilge (at a stretch) and worked fine pumping up into a bucket.  No electric power required, no requirment to store another piece of equipment; althought a wet vac would make the manual pump redundant.   The manual pump easily stores beside the sea cock where it is normally used, is about 60cm (2’) long with a 1m flexible hose.


Regards
Eamonn
Travel Bug
SM 151


Raymarine - Wind direction/speed failure

jgermain@...
 

Hi Gang,


I'm not receiving wind speed or direction from my mast head unit.  The ITC 5 is online and seems to work OK.


Is it likely the head unit is fubar?


Thank you for the help as you may imagine...


Jean-Pierre Germain

Eleuthera, SM 007


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NIKIMAT Illustrations & Parts for sale

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Eamonn,

The C-Drive illustration is not too good, I wanted to redo it.
But I hope it will help you a little.

My Swim ladder is under water… I don’t know the condition… I keep that in mind.
For info, mine was the longer one.

The list of the spare parts is only the beginning… I still have many to list that I removed from the boat prior the Hurricane.
to come next, Spurs Rope Cutter (complete unit, kits, etc.) lots of disruptors, Jabsco toilet (Electric motors, seal, duck valves), lots and lots…

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Sun, 10/29/17, eamonn.washington@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NIKIMAT Illustrations & Parts for sale
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 10:42 AM


 









Hi Alexandre, I relied on your photos to help plan
my first wear bearings replacement.  Thanks!
I need a swim ladder.  Did yours
survive?  It is not on the parts for sale
list.
All the
bestEamonn WashingtonTravel
BugSM 151


Cockpit table--old style Super Maramu

greatketch@...
 

We have an "old style" Super Maramu full cockpit table that we never use, and hope that someone can make good use of at least the unique hardware.  The whole thing is in excellent shape.


This is the solid wood table that does not fold up, but rather stores flat on the bulkhead across from the pilot berth. Newer SMs have the table that folds up to the back of the helm seat.


We'll be in Fort Lauderdale, for a few weeks, so if somebody wanted to pick up the whole thing there, they could.  Shipping the wood table top is likely to be prohibitive, but it could be easily reproduced locally. It would be easy to remove the hardware and send that for the cost of shipping.


Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Deltaville, VA

Waiting for weather to continue south



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor

eamonn.washington@...
 

My anchor is the S140 (30kg) spade anchor.  It sets first time always unless it is dense weed or rocky.  Spare anchor is a folded S140.

By the way, I recently had the opportunity to test a S240 (75kg) spade anchor in the bow roller ... it does not fit!

Eamonn
Travel Bug
SM 151


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] NIKIMAT Illustrations & Parts for sale

eamonn.washington@...
 

Hi Alexandre, I relied on your photos to help plan my first wear bearings replacement.  Thanks!

I need a swim ladder.  Did yours survive?  It is not on the parts for sale list.

All the best
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
SM 151


Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

eamonn.washington@...
 

I had a manually operated pump which I use for pumping out sea water from the bow thruster near the fore heads sea cock.  It reached down to the bottom of the bilge (at a stretch) and worked fine pumping up into a bucket.  No electric power required, no requirment to store another piece of equipment; althought a wet vac would make the manual pump redundant.   The manual pump easily stores beside the sea cock where it is normally used, is about 60cm (2’) long with a 1m flexible hose.

Regards
Eamonn
Travel Bug
SM 151


Re: Bilge Bonding strap connection to the keel - stainless steel or copper

eamonn.washington@...
 

That photo made my life a lot easier, thanks!  The tips regarding how to reach down to it (chain a few ratchet extensions together) and how not to lose the losened nut (double sided sticky tape) were also invaluable.

Within 24 hours of discovering the bonding strap had corroded away I had it replaced with a 40mm by 4mm stainless steel strap.  Why stainless steel?  Simply because that was all that was locally quickly available on my last day on the boat this year, and it should last beyond my lifetime.

Thanks
Eamonn
Travel Bug 
SM 151


Re: Super Maramu bow thruster

unifico3333@...
 

Thank you Max !
Best regards
Markus
SM # 174
SY Kolibri


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor

karkauai
 

I've used a 40kg Rocna for the last 5 years in all kinds of conditions, and it has not failed me...yet.  I have an SM and the Rocna fits perfectly on the bow roller.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Trust me...I learned the hard way...yes, I bought transformers, yada, yada.

If you are new to your Amel and if you plan to go anywhere outside the US, it is best that everything you buy is 220V 50htz. 

Amazon (US) has a large assortment. Or, stop in the French islands of the Caribbean and go shopping.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970





On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 7:39 AM, qmvwv3fna4dth3r32bdwtz3bpy7meopg2s2xlnuq@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We had good experiences with a long hard hover pipe. It makes it easy to get into the deep bilge. And a long soft pipe gives you the possibility to place the tank in the engine room more far away from the bilge. That makes it much more easier.


Oliver 
SV JoEmi
SM 2000 




--
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Super Maramu bow thruster

mfmcgovern@...
 

Mine moves about the same amount. I saw it during the haul out for the survey. My surveyor (Olivier Beaute) said that it is normal for it to do that.

Mark
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rudder Anodes USA

qmvwv3fna4dth3r32bdwtz3bpy7meopg2s2xlnuq@...
 

Thank you all for the answers.

I found the right one.

Oliver
SV JoEmi
SM 2000


Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

qmvwv3fna4dth3r32bdwtz3bpy7meopg2s2xlnuq@...
 

We had good experiences with a long hard hover pipe. It makes it easy to get into the deep bilge. And a long soft pipe gives you the possibility to place the tank in the engine room more far away from the bilge. That makes it much more easier.

Oliver 
SV JoEmi
SM 2000 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu bow thruster

Massimo Vecchietti
 

Hi Markus
Also mine is so...no problem
Max
Patchouli II
SM n 84

Il 29 Ott 2017 2:21 AM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:
 

Markus,

 

Ours moves a little bit also. I’ve never measured it but it is just a little bit and it works fine.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu bow thruster

 

 

Dear all,

I have a Super Maramu, named Kolibri, built 1996 and I hope you can help me with your experiance.

Kolibri is on shore and I extended the bow thruster and I am wondering that I can move (dangel) the thruster from let to right for about 1 cm. Is this normal/Ok ?

Thanks for your help

Markus


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Hi Craig,
Good suggestion. I’m still getting used to the myriad of power options on this boat. Man am I green.


On Oct 28, 2017, at 4:34 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Chuck, 

I didn't pick up on the "no 110v" requirement. Last year had a friend with an 220v Greenline buy a 5000w Chinese step-up/step-down 110v-220v transformer for under $100. He's still got cold beer, fully charged battery, and working vacuum!
Cheers,
Craig Briggs, SN68

---In amelyachtowners@...,
Yes I would have suggested a cheapy from Home Depot too but he said no 110v. It’s hard to get my head around spending twice as much for 220v stuff. I’m sure the Brits and Europeans don’t like it either. 






On Oct 28, 2017, at 2:30 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alex,

Try an inexpensive 2 gallon wet/or/dry one from any store like Home Depot, Lowes, or Walmart. Get one that lets you put the hose in the back so it blows. Makes a great RIB/dinghy/kayak inflator.
Cheers, 
Craig SN#68


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu bow thruster

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Yes,

This is normal.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 12:39 PM, unifico3333@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Dear all,

I have a Super Maramu, named Kolibri, built 1996 and I hope you can help me with your experiance.

Kolibri is on shore and I extended the bow thruster and I am wondering that I can move (dangel) the thruster from let to right for about 1 cm. Is this normal/Ok ?

Thanks for your help

Markus




--
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu bow thruster

Mark Erdos
 

Markus,

 

Ours moves a little bit also. I’ve never measured it but it is just a little bit and it works fine.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu bow thruster

 

 

Dear all,

I have a Super Maramu, named Kolibri, built 1996 and I hope you can help me with your experiance.

Kolibri is on shore and I extended the bow thruster and I am wondering that I can move (dangel) the thruster from let to right for about 1 cm. Is this normal/Ok ?

Thanks for your help

Markus


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Chuck, 
I didn't pick up on the "no 110v" requirement. Last year had a friend with an 220v Greenline buy a 5000w Chinese step-up/step-down 110v-220v transformer for under $100. He's still got cold beer, fully charged battery, and working vacuum!
Cheers,
Craig Briggs, SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., <clacey9@...> wrote :

Yes I would have suggested a cheapy from Home Depot too but he said no 110v. It’s hard to get my head around spending twice as much for 220v stuff. I’m sure the Brits and Europeans don’t like it either. 






On Oct 28, 2017, at 2:30 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alex,

Try an inexpensive 2 gallon wet/or/dry one from any store like Home Depot, Lowes, or Walmart. Get one that lets you put the hose in the back so it blows. Makes a great RIB/dinghy/kayak inflator.
Cheers, 
Craig SN#68


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Yes I would have suggested a cheapy from Home Depot too but he said no 110v. It’s hard to get my head around spending twice as much for 220v stuff. I’m sure the Brits and Europeans don’t like it either. 






On Oct 28, 2017, at 2:30 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alex,

Try an inexpensive 2 gallon wet/or/dry one from any store like Home Depot, Lowes, or Walmart. Get one that lets you put the hose in the back so it blows. Makes a great RIB/dinghy/kayak inflator.
Cheers, 
Craig SN#68