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supermaramu wanted

sailingproperty <joe@...>
 

Supermaramu redline sought or very fresh 2000 with comfort pack in
Europe or USA.


Grounding SSB Radio

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Greetings,

BeBe, a Super Maramu 2000 #387, has been experiencing what appears to
be some electrolysis on the rudder mounted ground plates. We have an
Amel installed Furuno 1503 SSB with whip antenna.

It is possible the electrolysis happened in a "hot" marina recently,
however, I noticed the following on page 17 of my user's guide, "When
setting up a SSB, disconnect ground plates of the anodes (behind the
chart table)."

I posted a photo of what I believe the owner's guide is referring to in
a new album titled "Grounding SSB Radio." It is a photo of a wiring
block located behind the Velcro-attached panel just above the chart
table. The photo shows a wiring junction block for 24 volts and has 3
yellow/green ground wires attached to the center of the block. Two of
these yellow/green ground wires are twisted together.

Can anyone tell me if this is what is referred to in the user's guide
and if these ground wires should be disconnected? Does anyone know
where these ground wires trace/lead to?

I have emailed a copy of the photo to Olivier BEAUTE including the above
questions as well. When a receive a response from him, I will advise
this group.

Regards,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe
SM2 #387


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Stainless Steel Anchor Shank Bend

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

Gary- in the next week or two I will photograph the anchor and measure the plates. I did not chrome the area afterwards, They wanted plus or minus 600 dollars to do this. The 350 dollars it cost was enoough for one day.
Tony and Heidy Gray on "world traveler" have come to Wilmiington N.C. to Bennett Bros yard up the Cape Fear river. Very accessible, very skilled yard, and if any of you call me, a great dinner at our house. 910-470-1225. Murray seidel

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Piller
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 2:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Stainless Steel Anchor Shank Bend


If you pre heat the SS that is going to welded and the
"I" beam and let it cool slow you will have issues.
Be VERY SURE that the welder uses 316 SS rods which is
the same metal that anchor should have been made of..
remember that SS it tough. not hard, yes it does work
harden however it can take lots of heat but not a lot
of rubbing/work hardening.
good luck
Richard on Challenge in St Maartin SM 209
--- amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

> Hi Murray:
>
> Murray Seidel wrote: ".... then we welded top and
> bottom SS plates to make a new I-beam on
> top of the old and thicked the areas between the top
> and bottom plates on both sides"
>
> Murray, can you give more specifics about the
> thickness of the material welded on as
> doublers to the shank on the top and bottom of the I
> beam cap plate and base plate? Also,
> how far along the shank did you carry the doublers?
> A photo would be helpful if you are
> near the boat.
>
> " Do I need to trash the anchor despite the welding?
> Any thoughts? "
>
> I am as worried about welding causing stress risers
> as I am about work hardening of the
> metal by bending it back into shape. Seems we need
> a metallurgist to help us sort this
> al out.
>
> Thanks, Gary Silver s/v Liahona Amel SM2000
> Hull # 335
>
>

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Supermaramu

jorge.zlatar <jorge.zlatar@...>
 

---
Dear Jim



Thanks for your information and prompt response.

Although I am looking for a newer model ei:95-97 model I will nor refuse
to consider a older model, so If you don't mind, please send me all
the information regarding your vessel to mi personal email
jzlatar@ceyzeta.cl <mailto:jzlatar@ceyzeta.cl> . Sometimes age have
noting to do with quality. (I try to convince my wife of that).

Best regards

Jorge zlatar

In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Jim Dernehl" <jim.dernehl@...>
wrote:


Dear Jorge



I have a 1992 Super Maramu located in Norfolk Virginia Pao-San # 88.
Recently, I have had some thoughts of selling the boat, due to my age
and growing business demands but had planned to sail her to Maine for
the summer 2008. As an active off shore sailor, I have kept the boat
in
better then new condition and spared no expense for every possible up
grade.There is nothing left to do to the boat except fill the water
tank
and wash off the deck. As I am presently traveling in Asia until March
I
can not join you for a boat tour------but if you are interested, I
could
arrange for the boat yard---Atlantic Yacht Basin -----to let you tour
the boat. You can reach by contacting my office in Texas, ask for
Alice
Becker and she will share with you my travel schedule---tel #
817-288-2600.
Best
Jim Dernehl
CEO
Operating Technical Electronics Inc.
Jim.dernehl@...


________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jorge Zlatar
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Supermaramu



HI all
I'm new at this group and I'refer to this thread because I'm looking
for
an Amel SMM 95 -97model to buy, knowing that here they are some expert
on Amels for all what I have read, I kindly ask for advise. Does any
one
know of any one for sale in USA apart of the two 95 models they
advertise in Yacht world .com in Fort Lauderdale?I will fly from Chile
on friday to inspect them.
Or anyone of your friends that have finish sailing their dreams wants
to
sale their boat.
I appreciate any information on this matter
Thanks in advance
Jorge


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Supermaramu

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Dear Jorge

I have a 1992 Super Maramu located in Norfolk Virginia Pao-San # 88.
Recently, I have had some thoughts of selling the boat, due to my age
and growing business demands but had planned to sail her to Maine for
the summer 2008. As an active off shore sailor, I have kept the boat in
better then new condition and spared no expense for every possible up
grade.There is nothing left to do to the boat except fill the water tank
and wash off the deck. As I am presently traveling in Asia until March I
can not join you for a boat tour------but if you are interested, I could
arrange for the boat yard---Atlantic Yacht Basin -----to let you tour
the boat. You can reach by contacting my office in Texas, ask for Alice
Becker and she will share with you my travel schedule---tel #
817-288-2600.
Best
Jim Dernehl
CEO
Operating Technical Electronics Inc.
Jim.dernehl@operatingtech.com


________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jorge Zlatar
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 6:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Supermaramu



HI all
I'm new at this group and I'refer to this thread because I'm looking for
an Amel SMM 95 -97model to buy, knowing that here they are some expert
on Amels for all what I have read, I kindly ask for advise. Does any one
know of any one for sale in USA apart of the two 95 models they
advertise in Yacht world .com in Fort Lauderdale?I will fly from Chile
on friday to inspect them.
Or anyone of your friends that have finish sailing their dreams wants to
sale their boat.
I appreciate any information on this matter
Thanks in advance
Jorge


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Stainless Steel Anchor Shank Bend

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi David:

Regarding: " I am sorry to disagree - creating an I beam will ensure that you
CANT bend the shank ever again."

David, I am sorry to disagree with your statement, but take a look at the photo
of my anchor posted in the photo section. The shank on my anchor is a forged
(I presume) "I" beam construction and yet it bent about 30 degrees.

AB Marine in Jolly Harbor tells me that they have rendered it straight again by
cold working it in a press. I haven't seen it, and won't for another 4 weeks to
see what type of job they have done but I will post some "after" photos when
I get back aboard the boat.

Moral to the story, anything is possible

Regards, Gary


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Supermaramu

Georges Pellegrini <dji314@...>
 

Ola Jorge,
There is also a 97 model for sale in Fort Lauderdale. Rosebud.
you find it on
http://www.ablboats.com/details.php?id=79799

Georges Pellegrini

On Feb 23, 2008, at 7:36 PM, Jorge Zlatar wrote:

HI all
I'm new at this group and I'refer to this thread because I'm looking
for an Amel SMM 95 -97model to buy, knowing that here they are some
expert on Amels for all what I have read, I kindly ask for advise.
Does any one know of any one for sale in USA apart of the two 95
models they advertise in Yacht world .com in Fort Lauderdale?I will
fly from Chile on friday to inspect them.
Or anyone of your friends that have finish sailing their dreams wants
to sale their boat.
I appreciate any information on this matter
Thanks in advance
Jorge


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Amel Supermaramu

Jorge Zlatar <jorge.zlatar@...>
 

HI all
I'm new at this group and I'refer to this thread because I'm looking for an Amel SMM 95 -97model to buy, knowing that here they are some expert on Amels for all what I have read, I kindly ask for advise. Does any one know of any one for sale in USA apart of the two 95 models they advertise in Yacht world .com in Fort Lauderdale?I will fly from Chile on friday to inspect them.
Or anyone of your friends that have finish sailing their dreams wants to sale their boat.
I appreciate any information on this matter
Thanks in advance
Jorge



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Re: Amel Maramu For Sale

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

It is almost spring and "Popeye" is still offered for sale. Any
interested parties please send an email to sidecar1@verizon.net. This
is a great time to take advantage of the favorable exchange rates if
you are an overseas buyer! Mechanically she is in very god condition.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "billklein48" <sidecar1@...>
wrote:

1981 Amel Maramu "Popeye" is for sale. She is mechanically very good
and fully equipped for cruising. She is located in the Hudson River
25
miles north of New York City. She is reasonably priced and if you
would
like to get more details and photos; e-mail us at sidecar1@...
The asking price is $149,000.


wooden interior

dr_hofschulte
 

Dear friends, is there anybody in our community who could advise us,
how to keep the wooden interior of our SM 2000/2004 in good condition?
Should particular attention be given to interior accessories in the
galley area? Your response is highly appreciated."
Regards, Hans Hofschulte s/v Johanna-Amalthea Amel SM Hull#436


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] wooden interior

svmalaika@...
 

OOPS! ....USE A CLEAN, SOFT CLOTH SLIGHTLY DAMPENED TO WIPE DOWN A VARNISHED
SURFACE. dO NOT USE ANY CLEANING OR WAXING PRODUCTS.

oUR MARAMU WAS 20 YEARS OLD WHEN WE SOLD IT AND THE WOODWORK LOOKED NEW. OUR
SM IS 7 YEARS OLD AND IN PERFECT CONDITION.

CHARLIE
SM 336



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] wooden interior

svmalaika@...
 

AMEL'S ADVICE, WHICH HAS WOEKED PERFECTLY FOR US ON OR MARAMU (16 YEARS) AND
SUPER MARAMU (7) YEARS IS TO USE A CLEAN SOFT CLOT



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Re: AIS made simple...I think?

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alan,

Our GPS and our B&G Hydra are connected to a multiplexer, but I am not
sure that it is necessary. What is necessary is multiple serail port
connections to your computer.

I believe that you will either need a NMEA multiplexer which allows
the connection of several NMEA inputs and has a single serial port
output, OR you need sufficient serial port inputs on your
computer...or some combination which will allow you to connect
multiple serial connections to your computer.

We happen to have both a NMEA multiplexer which is connected to the
GPS, Autohelm and Hydra and we also have a "4 serial port to USB"
converter which allows 4 serial connections and connects to 1 USB port
on the computer. It is made by Edgeport and is called an Edgeport/4.

By the way, our NMEA multiplexer (GPS, Hydra, Autohelm) is connected
to the Edgeport/4 via a serial connection. The AIS is also connected
to the Edgeport/4. Our SSB Pactor modem is also connected to the
Edgeport/4.

I believe if you have sufficient serial port connections that you
probably do not need a multiplexer.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 $387


Bill and Judy,
what did you do to handle both GPS and AIS connected to the
computer? I'm being told that I need a multiplexer or at least a USB hub

Alan
SV Charisma - Mango #62


Alan and Kristen Spence, SV Charisma
alan.r.spence - skype name
www.svcharisma.talkspot.com


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Re: AIS made simple...I think?

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

John,

I am not sure of the exact answer to your question. The AM/FM antenna
on BeBe, SM2 #387 is located on top of the main mast and appears
identical to the VHF antenna.

I did it this way using the AM/FM antenna wire because it seemed the
simplest way to go...I was not sure if it would work, but it works great.

I am sure the splitter will work fine also.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2 #387


It sounds like I do not need the splitter. I did not realize that the
unit could receive the information via the AM/FM radio input.

Is there something special about the AM/FM radio antenna on that model
of Amel, or can the AIS unit receive its signal from a standard AM/FM
antenna

Regards
John SM 394


Re: AIS made simple...I think?

svcharisma
 

Bill and Judy,
what did you do to handle both GPS and AIS connected to the computer? I'm being told that I need a multiplexer or at least a USB hub

Alan
SV Charisma - Mango #62


Alan and Kristen Spence, SV Charisma
alan.r.spence - skype name
www.svcharisma.talkspot.com


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Re: AIS made simple...I think?

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Bill,

I purchased the same unit at the Miami boat show. However, I also
purchased a VHF splitter so that I could connect the unit to my
existing VHF antenna.

It sounds like I do not need the splitter. I did not realize that the
unit could receive the information via the AM/FM radio input.

Is there something special about the AM/FM radio antenna on that model
of Amel, or can the AIS unit receive its signal from a standard AM/FM
antenna

Regards
John SM 394


Re: AIS made simple...I think?

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Bill forgot to mention another necessary component to make the AIS
work smoothly. We also added 2 GB RAM to the computer. We originally
had only 1 GB RAM and that was not sufficient and caused the AIS to
slow the charting software. Works great with the additional RAM.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Stainless Steel Anchor Shank Bend

dlm48@...
 

I am sorry to disagree - creating an I beam will ensure that you CANT bend
the shank ever again. There are OBVIOUS issues in welding the SS shank but
provided this is done by a coded welder i can see no possible problems. For
sure NOT weakening the existing shank that is just uninformed information.
Having this work done out in the Caribbean or some other third world country yes
you MIGHT get problems but i truly see them as insignificant. Think about
it in a SS pressure vessel of which there are many the welds are the strongest
part of the job this is ONLY an anchor i cant be bothered working out
bending stresses ATM but i can assure you that creating an I beam will stop this
anchor shank being able to be bent with loads that the flukes can generate - if
you foul the anchor on some solid immovable object i would expect the anchor
to bend but maybe the chain or the swivel will be the weakest link (excuse
the pun) and explode before you bend the shank. Following the manufactures
advice is a good strategy especially if you dont have a technical or engineering
brain/mindset but here the shank is obviously under-engineered so it is
quite reasonable and i would suggest acceptable to modify it using good
engineering practices.

regards

David

In a message dated 21/02/2008 20:08:46 GMT Standard Time,
yahoogroups@svbebe.com writes:

Hello Gary and all,

Yes, we experienced a bent shaft on a stainless steel WASI anchor. We
had been at anchor for several hours in 15 - 20kts and 4 foot seas.
When we hauled the anchor, it came up as usual except for a 30 degree
bend in the shaft.

I contacted WASI and was told that bent shafts have been reported to
them but that the frequency was very slight (please see the WASI email
recommending the repair following).

I asked them about creating an I Beam by welding plates to the top and
bottom of the shaft. They responded that heating the stainless shaft
would weaken it. They suggested that I take the shaft to a auto body
shop which would have a cold press heavy enough to press the shaft to
straighten it. We did this in Tortola and all has been fine for
almost 2 years.

Regards,

Bill

<<<<<The following email is from WASI>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Following is my advise to straighten your bent anchor shaft:
I recommend that you take it to a body or machine shop in Road Town or
in St. Thomas which has a hydraulic box frame press. Usually these
devices are driven by hydraulic jacks of sizes 1 ton and larger.

Most important: By no means use -whoever is doing the straightening-
any heat in the process. The damage has been caused by cold forming
and it should be bend back by cold forming. Applying heat to Stainless
Steel will definitely change the molecular structure of the alloy,
with a number of negative effects and results.

Having said that, and looking at the considerable bend in the anchor
shaft, it will take a person with average to above average skills and
experience in cold bending to do the job - not to be undertaken by an
apprentice or amateur.

The critical part of the cold reshaping process is applying the force
at the correct points (fulcrum of arc bend) which requires a bit of
precision and of course the necessary experience..precision and of
with that in mind. It should take 2 people not much more than 15
minutes and will have absolutely NO negative effects on the structural
integrity of the anchor....provided it is done in the proper manner.
We do not recommend adding any reinforcement anywhere along the shaft.
Any considerable side force will bend the shaft any which way and the
reinforcement will then just move that bending point to another spot,
possibly compounding the complexity of a bend.

If you have any further questions or need advise please contact me
directly, even by phone.

Fair winds

Ari Grimm

WASI


AIS made simple...I think?

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Greetings,

We purchased a AIS receiver from Milltech Marine for $189. They are
located at http://www.milltechmarine.com/products.htm. They offer
several products. We chose the Smart Radio SR161 AIS Receiver.

We mounted the AIS receiver behind the nav station near the AM/FM
radio and connected it to 12 volts at the switched 12 volt wiring
block for the Hydra. The AIS is powered "on" when the 12 volt toggle
switch for the Hydra is turned on. To connect the AIS to an antenna,
we bought a BNC "T" connector and 2 screw-on BNC connectors from Radio
Shack. We connected the BNC "T" to the back of the AIS receiver, cut
the antenna wire going to the AM/FM radio and attached the screw-on
BNC connectors to each end of the cut antenna wire, then connected
those to the BNC "T" on the back of the AIS.

Then we ran the included serial cable to a "serial to USB" converter
which we attached to a USB port on our laptop. Just a few software
changes to Maxsea and we began picking up ships on both the Pacific
side and the Caribbean side of the Panama Canal.

It was certainly the best $200 investment we have made.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Stainless Steel Anchor Shank Bend

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Hello Gary and all,

Yes, we experienced a bent shaft on a stainless steel WASI anchor. We
had been at anchor for several hours in 15 - 20kts and 4 foot seas.
When we hauled the anchor, it came up as usual except for a 30 degree
bend in the shaft.

I contacted WASI and was told that bent shafts have been reported to
them but that the frequency was very slight (please see the WASI email
recommending the repair following).

I asked them about creating an I Beam by welding plates to the top and
bottom of the shaft. They responded that heating the stainless shaft
would weaken it. They suggested that I take the shaft to a auto body
shop which would have a cold press heavy enough to press the shaft to
straighten it. We did this in Tortola and all has been fine for
almost 2 years.

Regards,

Bill

<<<<<The following email is from WASI>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Following is my advise to straighten your bent anchor shaft:
I recommend that you take it to a body or machine shop in Road Town or
in St. Thomas which has a hydraulic box frame press. Usually these
devices are driven by hydraulic jacks of sizes 1 ton and larger.

Most important: By no means use -whoever is doing the straightening-
any heat in the process. The damage has been caused by cold forming
and it should be bend back by cold forming. Applying heat to Stainless
Steel will definitely change the molecular structure of the alloy,
with a number of negative effects and results.

Having said that, and looking at the considerable bend in the anchor
shaft, it will take a person with average to above average skills and
experience in cold bending to do the job - not to be undertaken by an
apprentice or amateur.

The critical part of the cold reshaping process is applying the force
at the correct points (fulcrum of arc bend) which requires a bit of
precision and of course the necessary experience...choose the shop
with that in mind. It should take 2 people not much more than 15
minutes and will have absolutely NO negative effects on the structural
integrity of the anchor....provided it is done in the proper manner.
We do not recommend adding any reinforcement anywhere along the shaft.
Any considerable side force will bend the shaft any which way and the
reinforcement will then just move that bending point to another spot,
possibly compounding the complexity of a bend.

If you have any further questions or need advise please contact me
directly, even by phone.

Fair winds

Ari Grimm

WASI
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<end of email from WASI>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>