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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Manual mainsail furler

Patrick McAneny
 

Duane, I should have thought to look at the photo section, it answered my questions.
Thanks Much,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 9:00 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Manual mainsail furler

 
If it is turning with difficulty, you likely have a rusted bearing, probably the top one.  I posted a series of photos on how to disassemble the manual furler.  Go to "Photos" and search for "Manual Furler Gearbox".  That should help you with the overhaul.  You will have to source new bearings and O-rings.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Manual mainsail furler

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Pat,

Just remove the 4 screws, and work the black piece out (not difficult). The gears inside will now be exposed. It should be full of grease, but likely due to water intrusion, it will be a soupy mess. Clean it all out, and repack with grease. Around the metal part the winch handle goes in is a lip seal. That is what is allowing grease out, and it needs to be replaced. Sorry...don't know the correct size. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Panama awaiting Canal transit. 

On Dec 5, 2017, at 08:25, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

A couple of months ago , I could not unfurl the main . I dropped the motor and could not unfurl it manually. I move the winch handle back and forth and after a couple of minutes I succeeded  to get the furler to move. I have noticed for years oil or grease oozing from where the winch handle is placed. Can that unit be accessed to clean and grease the gears? Is there a seal to be replaced to prevent the oil/grease from escaping ? I did put a grease fitting in it years ago , but have not added grease  for a few years. 

Thanks,

Pat SM#123


Re: Manual mainsail furler

Duane Siegfri
 

If it is turning with difficulty, you likely have a rusted bearing, probably the top one.  I posted a series of photos on how to disassemble the manual furler.  Go to "Photos" and search for "Manual Furler Gearbox".  That should help you with the overhaul.  You will have to source new bearings and O-rings.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Manual mainsail furler

Patrick McAneny
 

A couple of months ago , I could not unfurl the main . I dropped the motor and could not unfurl it manually. I move the winch handle back and forth and after a couple of minutes I succeeded  to get the furler to move. I have noticed for years oil or grease oozing from where the winch handle is placed. Can that unit be accessed to clean and grease the gears? Is there a seal to be replaced to prevent the oil/grease from escaping ? I did put a grease fitting in it years ago , but have not added grease  for a few years. 

Thanks,

Pat SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

John Clark
 

Hi Mark and Cindy,
   We were in Le Marin last winter when we purchased our SM. The previous owners signed a 6 month lease for a slip on Pontoon #4, just before we bought the boat.  We took over the lease with an agreement from the marina.     Our lease said electric was "included to 4%."    We were plugged in and ran everything except the air conditioners.  When we left there was no charge for electric and a modest charge for the water usage.   Last year the water was billed at 9 euro per cubic meter, or per 1000L.  

Martinique is great,  try the restaurant on the side of the road in St. Anne called Otantik, you will be impressed..    In the marina we found Oble Noir and Kokorum, were very friendly,  not so much L'Annex unless you speak French...well.

    Regards,   John

SV Annie  SM 37
Key West, Florida
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charcoal Filter

James Cromie
 

Duane - This sounds like a good set up that you’re doing.  I’d certainly like to see photos of the finished product when you’re done!
James

On Dec 4, 2017, at 7:49 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I'm in the process of changing out the fresh water plumbing in the engine room from the water tank connection (at the engine room fwd bulkhead).


I'm going to include a std 10" carbon filter for the entire boat (to protect the RO membranes and provide better water for consumption), then a ball valve to shut off fresh water to the watermaker, then plumbing into the watermaker prefilter and the auto flush valve.

The reason for all this, is I had a problem with the 3-way valve leaking to the seawater circuit, which others have experienced.  If you have this problem, and you have the seachest thru-hull valve closed, you could fill the generator with fresh water. (note that Apolo has a warning on their 3-way valve that if the pressure on the closed side is higher than the pressure on the open side, the ball may unseat and leak to the low pressure side). I had this happen when we were out of the water with the seacock closed,  in a boatyard for 3 months. 

To prevent this serious problem I'm adding a ball valve prior to the 3-way valve.  Since I'm replacing the water pump and eliminating the surge tank, I have room for the carbon filter and new stainless plumbing.  If anyone is interested I'll post a photo when I'm done.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477



Re: Charcoal Filter

Duane Siegfri
 

I'm in the process of changing out the fresh water plumbing in the engine room from the water tank connection (at the engine room fwd bulkhead).

I'm going to include a std 10" carbon filter for the entire boat (to protect the RO membranes and provide better water for consumption), then a ball valve to shut off fresh water to the watermaker, then plumbing into the watermaker prefilter and the auto flush valve.

The reason for all this, is I had a problem with the 3-way valve leaking to the seawater circuit, which others have experienced.  If you have this problem, and you have the seachest thru-hull valve closed, you could fill the generator with fresh water. (note that Apolo has a warning on their 3-way valve that if the pressure on the closed side is higher than the pressure on the open side, the ball may unseat and leak to the low pressure side). I had this happen when we were out of the water with the seacock closed,  in a boatyard for 3 months. 

To prevent this serious problem I'm adding a ball valve prior to the 3-way valve.  Since I'm replacing the water pump and eliminating the surge tank, I have room for the carbon filter and new stainless plumbing.  If anyone is interested I'll post a photo when I'm done.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Charcoal Filter

Duane Siegfri
 

Vladimir,

Good suggestion!


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

eric freedman
 

I arrive at 6:30 PM.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 7:06 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Vladimir,

I will be on the dock January 18.

Please drop by and say hi.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

I plan to be in Martinique on a dock January 7 for a week or more.

I will be very happy to meet other Amel owners.

 

SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Vladimir

 

On Dec 4, 2017 17:34, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

I usually start my letter stating that I am sorry that I do not speak French and then write in English. The marina  usually responds in English.

 

The bracket that supports the Genoa furler was straightened by the rigger Gaetan when they changed my rigging. The riggers there are amazing and have everything needed for an Amel. Their head Amel rigger has been doing Amels for 25 years. Good time to have them check and tune your rigging.

 

I also had my Genoa furler rebuilt by Amel. Fortunately since I had added grease ports, the  bronze gear and worm gear were in very good condition. They only replaced the wire, 9 bearings and 4 seals. They said it would be good for another 15 years if I kept adding grease.

 

Have you removed the shaft that connects the outhaul motor to the outhaul winch on the main boom? If it doesn’t come out , I would suggest that you have the rigger remove it . Twice a year I remove mine and cover it with anti-seize grease. I also removed a few thousands of an inch from the key in the shaft.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 4:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Eric,

 

We will be here for at least 2 months, maybe three. We do need some stuff done by Amel. We need to have the wood replaced in our forward lockers (over the anchor well). I could do it myself but hate hate hate to sand fiberglass on a hot day. For me, this is money well spent. And the do-hicky under our furling headsail unit is bent (the thing fastening the big bracket attaches to). This needs to be replaced by a rigger.

 

Thanks for the offer to mule stuff for us. We are in good shape right now since Paul and Anna-Marie on Rita Kathryn carried a duffle bag of goodies to St. Lucia. However, If we need something, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

We’ll still be here when you get back so let’s get together – finally!

 

Are you sure the electric is included???? We received a separate quote for it when we made the reservation. However, it was all in French so it could have been lost in Google Translate. I thought it was included for monthly rates but not weekly or daily. But, now I’m not sure.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be at the dock? I will return January 18.

It is a bargain compared to St. Maarten prices and the electric is included.

 

Kimberlite is also there however I am in NY at the moment.

 

What model and hull number do you have?

Will you be having work done by Amel while you are there?

 

My friend Jeff Krause will be arriving about December 10 in his 54  named Spirit.

Please say hi for me. Also Miles Bidwell on Lady Bug a 53 is there now. Also please say hi for me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Right now we are anchored off Saint Anne’s. We well be moving into the marina Wednesday. Not sure what our slip assignment is yet.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

?

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be in Martinique?

Are you in the marina with the other Amels?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

If you make it to the windward Islands I would be interested in taking the old pump of your hands for the parts you mention. We don’t plan on going much further north than Guadeloupe this season.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hello all- I own Super Maramu #422, L'ORIENT. I replaced my original bilge pump at sea a few months ago as it started leaking from the seal with the diaphragm. Later, I took it apart and noted (among other things) that the all-important plastic gear is intact; the motor and pivot arm appear fine as well.......which I believe is important for folks who elect to rebuild and keep theirs.

 

I'm keeping my replacement bilge pump in service and would entertain interesting barter offers of spare parts for my leaking but still largely operational bilge pump. Payment in a reasonable Sancerre is also acceptable.

 

I'll be back on my boat in Antigua end of December and will be stationary for at least a few weeks doing bottom job/prop seal/bow thruster service. Lorient422"at"gmail"dot"com.


Re: Bow Thuster Control Box

Mark Pitt
 

Hi,
  I would like one of these as well.
  Mark Pitt
  Sabbatical III, SM#419


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

eric freedman
 

Hi Vladimir,

I will be on the dock January 18.

Please drop by and say hi.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

I plan to be in Martinique on a dock January 7 for a week or more.

I will be very happy to meet other Amel owners.

 

SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Vladimir

 

On Dec 4, 2017 17:34, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

I usually start my letter stating that I am sorry that I do not speak French and then write in English. The marina  usually responds in English.

 

The bracket that supports the Genoa furler was straightened by the rigger Gaetan when they changed my rigging. The riggers there are amazing and have everything needed for an Amel. Their head Amel rigger has been doing Amels for 25 years. Good time to have them check and tune your rigging.

 

I also had my Genoa furler rebuilt by Amel. Fortunately since I had added grease ports, the  bronze gear and worm gear were in very good condition. They only replaced the wire, 9 bearings and 4 seals. They said it would be good for another 15 years if I kept adding grease.

 

Have you removed the shaft that connects the outhaul motor to the outhaul winch on the main boom? If it doesn’t come out , I would suggest that you have the rigger remove it . Twice a year I remove mine and cover it with anti-seize grease. I also removed a few thousands of an inch from the key in the shaft.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 4:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Eric,

 

We will be here for at least 2 months, maybe three. We do need some stuff done by Amel. We need to have the wood replaced in our forward lockers (over the anchor well). I could do it myself but hate hate hate to sand fiberglass on a hot day. For me, this is money well spent. And the do-hicky under our furling headsail unit is bent (the thing fastening the big bracket attaches to). This needs to be replaced by a rigger.

 

Thanks for the offer to mule stuff for us. We are in good shape right now since Paul and Anna-Marie on Rita Kathryn carried a duffle bag of goodies to St. Lucia. However, If we need something, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

We’ll still be here when you get back so let’s get together – finally!

 

Are you sure the electric is included???? We received a separate quote for it when we made the reservation. However, it was all in French so it could have been lost in Google Translate. I thought it was included for monthly rates but not weekly or daily. But, now I’m not sure.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be at the dock? I will return January 18.

It is a bargain compared to St. Maarten prices and the electric is included.

 

Kimberlite is also there however I am in NY at the moment.

 

What model and hull number do you have?

Will you be having work done by Amel while you are there?

 

My friend Jeff Krause will be arriving about December 10 in his 54  named Spirit.

Please say hi for me. Also Miles Bidwell on Lady Bug a 53 is there now. Also please say hi for me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Right now we are anchored off Saint Anne’s. We well be moving into the marina Wednesday. Not sure what our slip assignment is yet.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

?

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be in Martinique?

Are you in the marina with the other Amels?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

If you make it to the windward Islands I would be interested in taking the old pump of your hands for the parts you mention. We don’t plan on going much further north than Guadeloupe this season.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hello all- I own Super Maramu #422, L'ORIENT. I replaced my original bilge pump at sea a few months ago as it started leaking from the seal with the diaphragm. Later, I took it apart and noted (among other things) that the all-important plastic gear is intact; the motor and pivot arm appear fine as well.......which I believe is important for folks who elect to rebuild and keep theirs.

 

I'm keeping my replacement bilge pump in service and would entertain interesting barter offers of spare parts for my leaking but still largely operational bilge pump. Payment in a reasonable Sancerre is also acceptable.

 

I'll be back on my boat in Antigua end of December and will be stationary for at least a few weeks doing bottom job/prop seal/bow thruster service. Lorient422"at"gmail"dot"com.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

I plan to be in Martinique on a dock January 7 for a week or more.
I will be very happy to meet other Amel owners.

SM 345 "LIFE is Good"
Vladimir

On Dec 4, 2017 17:34, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Mark,

I usually start my letter stating that I am sorry that I do not speak French and then write in English. The marina  usually responds in English.

 

The bracket that supports the Genoa furler was straightened by the rigger Gaetan when they changed my rigging. The riggers there are amazing and have everything needed for an Amel. Their head Amel rigger has been doing Amels for 25 years. Good time to have them check and tune your rigging.

 

I also had my Genoa furler rebuilt by Amel. Fortunately since I had added grease ports, the  bronze gear and worm gear were in very good condition. They only replaced the wire, 9 bearings and 4 seals. They said it would be good for another 15 years if I kept adding grease.

 

Have you removed the shaft that connects the outhaul motor to the outhaul winch on the main boom? If it doesn’t come out , I would suggest that you have the rigger remove it . Twice a year I remove mine and cover it with anti-seize grease. I also removed a few thousands of an inch from the key in the shaft.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 4:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Eric,

 

We will be here for at least 2 months, maybe three. We do need some stuff done by Amel. We need to have the wood replaced in our forward lockers (over the anchor well). I could do it myself but hate hate hate to sand fiberglass on a hot day. For me, this is money well spent. And the do-hicky under our furling headsail unit is bent (the thing fastening the big bracket attaches to). This needs to be replaced by a rigger.

 

Thanks for the offer to mule stuff for us. We are in good shape right now since Paul and Anna-Marie on Rita Kathryn carried a duffle bag of goodies to St. Lucia. However, If we need something, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

We’ll still be here when you get back so let’s get together – finally!

 

Are you sure the electric is included???? We received a separate quote for it when we made the reservation. However, it was all in French so it could have been lost in Google Translate. I thought it was included for monthly rates but not weekly or daily. But, now I’m not sure.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be at the dock? I will return January 18.

It is a bargain compared to St. Maarten prices and the electric is included.

 

Kimberlite is also there however I am in NY at the moment.

 

What model and hull number do you have?

Will you be having work done by Amel while you are there?

 

My friend Jeff Krause will be arriving about December 10 in his 54  named Spirit.

Please say hi for me. Also Miles Bidwell on Lady Bug a 53 is there now. Also please say hi for me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Right now we are anchored off Saint Anne’s. We well be moving into the marina Wednesday. Not sure what our slip assignment is yet.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

?

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be in Martinique?

Are you in the marina with the other Amels?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

If you make it to the windward Islands I would be interested in taking the old pump of your hands for the parts you mention. We don’t plan on going much further north than Guadeloupe this season.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hello all- I own Super Maramu #422, L'ORIENT. I replaced my original bilge pump at sea a few months ago as it started leaking from the seal with the diaphragm. Later, I took it apart and noted (among other things) that the all-important plastic gear is intact; the motor and pivot arm appear fine as well.......which I believe is important for folks who elect to rebuild and keep theirs.

 

I'm keeping my replacement bilge pump in service and would entertain interesting barter offers of spare parts for my leaking but still largely operational bilge pump. Payment in a reasonable Sancerre is also acceptable.

 

I'll be back on my boat in Antigua end of December and will be stationary for at least a few weeks doing bottom job/prop seal/bow thruster service. Lorient422"at"gmail"dot"com.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charcoal Filter

Ryan Meador
 

Hi Eric,
That filter I linked is not just carbon, it is some other material with a carbon layer on the outside.  It is rated for 15k gallons or 3 months.  I figure I can stretch it a bit beyond 3 months because I'm using nowhere near that much water (maybe 350 gallons a month? perhaps less).  For the main water supply, this is perfectly fine for me.  I'll need to figure out if it works for the watermaker if and when I decide to get it operational.

I have not contacted Dessalator as I'm not ready to tackle that project (thank you for the tip about the Maine distributor though).  The unit is essentially unused.  I believe it has 8 hours on it.  Hopefully all it needs is a new set of membranes, but I haven't even tried turning it on.  I'll cross that bridge when (and if) I have firm plans of going on an extended cruise.

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 5:16 PM, Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

One more advice:
 If you do not have a booster pump turn on the water maker on flushing mode and then switch to watermarking mode. That helps to prime high pressure pump.

Vladimir

On Dec 4, 2017 10:39, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Paul, Alexandre, and Vladimir:


Thanks for your thoughts and experiences!
Duane



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charcoal Filter

eric freedman
 

Hi ,

What model and hull number do  you have?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 5:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charcoal Filter

 

 

One more advice:

 If you do not have a booster pump turn on the water maker on flushing mode and then switch to watermarking mode. That helps to prime high pressure pump.

Vladimir

 

On Dec 4, 2017 10:39, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Paul, Alexandre, and Vladimir:

 

Thanks for your thoughts and experiences!

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charcoal Filter

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

One more advice:
 If you do not have a booster pump turn on the water maker on flushing mode and then switch to watermarking mode. That helps to prime high pressure pump.

Vladimir

On Dec 4, 2017 10:39, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Paul, Alexandre, and Vladimir:


Thanks for your thoughts and experiences!
Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charcoal Filter

eric freedman
 

Hi Ryan,

The carbon filters have a relatively short life. Please check out the label on the ones you are using.

Did you contact the Dessalator distributor in Maine?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 4:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charcoal Filter

 

 

I installed this filter on my boat, but unfortunately after the branch that goes to the watermaker because I couldn't figure out a good way to mount it without running hoses all over the place.  I have not noticed a reduction in flow at all.  I'm toying with the idea of putting the same or similar filter into the existing filter housing for the watermaker to keep chlorine out, but it is low priority as my watermaker is not currently operational.

 

Ryan

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA

 

On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 9:39 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Paul, Alexandre, and Vladimir:

 

Thanks for your thoughts and experiences!

Duane

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

eric freedman
 

Hi Mark,

I usually start my letter stating that I am sorry that I do not speak French and then write in English. The marina  usually responds in English.

 

The bracket that supports the Genoa furler was straightened by the rigger Gaetan when they changed my rigging. The riggers there are amazing and have everything needed for an Amel. Their head Amel rigger has been doing Amels for 25 years. Good time to have them check and tune your rigging.

 

I also had my Genoa furler rebuilt by Amel. Fortunately since I had added grease ports, the  bronze gear and worm gear were in very good condition. They only replaced the wire, 9 bearings and 4 seals. They said it would be good for another 15 years if I kept adding grease.

 

Have you removed the shaft that connects the outhaul motor to the outhaul winch on the main boom? If it doesn’t come out , I would suggest that you have the rigger remove it . Twice a year I remove mine and cover it with anti-seize grease. I also removed a few thousands of an inch from the key in the shaft.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 4:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Eric,

 

We will be here for at least 2 months, maybe three. We do need some stuff done by Amel. We need to have the wood replaced in our forward lockers (over the anchor well). I could do it myself but hate hate hate to sand fiberglass on a hot day. For me, this is money well spent. And the do-hicky under our furling headsail unit is bent (the thing fastening the big bracket attaches to). This needs to be replaced by a rigger.

 

Thanks for the offer to mule stuff for us. We are in good shape right now since Paul and Anna-Marie on Rita Kathryn carried a duffle bag of goodies to St. Lucia. However, If we need something, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

We’ll still be here when you get back so let’s get together – finally!

 

Are you sure the electric is included???? We received a separate quote for it when we made the reservation. However, it was all in French so it could have been lost in Google Translate. I thought it was included for monthly rates but not weekly or daily. But, now I’m not sure.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be at the dock? I will return January 18.

It is a bargain compared to St. Maarten prices and the electric is included.

 

Kimberlite is also there however I am in NY at the moment.

 

What model and hull number do you have?

Will you be having work done by Amel while you are there?

 

My friend Jeff Krause will be arriving about December 10 in his 54  named Spirit.

Please say hi for me. Also Miles Bidwell on Lady Bug a 53 is there now. Also please say hi for me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Right now we are anchored off Saint Anne’s. We well be moving into the marina Wednesday. Not sure what our slip assignment is yet.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

?

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be in Martinique?

Are you in the marina with the other Amels?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

If you make it to the windward Islands I would be interested in taking the old pump of your hands for the parts you mention. We don’t plan on going much further north than Guadeloupe this season.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hello all- I own Super Maramu #422, L'ORIENT. I replaced my original bilge pump at sea a few months ago as it started leaking from the seal with the diaphragm. Later, I took it apart and noted (among other things) that the all-important plastic gear is intact; the motor and pivot arm appear fine as well.......which I believe is important for folks who elect to rebuild and keep theirs.

 

I'm keeping my replacement bilge pump in service and would entertain interesting barter offers of spare parts for my leaking but still largely operational bilge pump. Payment in a reasonable Sancerre is also acceptable.

 

I'll be back on my boat in Antigua end of December and will be stationary for at least a few weeks doing bottom job/prop seal/bow thruster service. Lorient422"at"gmail"dot"com.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charcoal Filter

Ryan Meador
 

I installed this filter on my boat, but unfortunately after the branch that goes to the watermaker because I couldn't figure out a good way to mount it without running hoses all over the place.  I have not noticed a reduction in flow at all.  I'm toying with the idea of putting the same or similar filter into the existing filter housing for the watermaker to keep chlorine out, but it is low priority as my watermaker is not currently operational.

Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 9:39 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Paul, Alexandre, and Vladimir:


Thanks for your thoughts and experiences!
Duane



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

Mark Erdos
 

Eric,

 

We will be here for at least 2 months, maybe three. We do need some stuff done by Amel. We need to have the wood replaced in our forward lockers (over the anchor well). I could do it myself but hate hate hate to sand fiberglass on a hot day. For me, this is money well spent. And the do-hicky under our furling headsail unit is bent (the thing fastening the big bracket attaches to). This needs to be replaced by a rigger.

 

Thanks for the offer to mule stuff for us. We are in good shape right now since Paul and Anna-Marie on Rita Kathryn carried a duffle bag of goodies to St. Lucia. However, If we need something, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

We’ll still be here when you get back so let’s get together – finally!

 

Are you sure the electric is included???? We received a separate quote for it when we made the reservation. However, it was all in French so it could have been lost in Google Translate. I thought it was included for monthly rates but not weekly or daily. But, now I’m not sure.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be at the dock? I will return January 18.

It is a bargain compared to St. Maarten prices and the electric is included.

 

Kimberlite is also there however I am in NY at the moment.

 

What model and hull number do you have?

Will you be having work done by Amel while you are there?

 

My friend Jeff Krause will be arriving about December 10 in his 54  named Spirit.

Please say hi for me. Also Miles Bidwell on Lady Bug a 53 is there now. Also please say hi for me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Right now we are anchored off Saint Anne’s. We well be moving into the marina Wednesday. Not sure what our slip assignment is yet.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

?

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be in Martinique?

Are you in the marina with the other Amels?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

If you make it to the windward Islands I would be interested in taking the old pump of your hands for the parts you mention. We don’t plan on going much further north than Guadeloupe this season.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hello all- I own Super Maramu #422, L'ORIENT. I replaced my original bilge pump at sea a few months ago as it started leaking from the seal with the diaphragm. Later, I took it apart and noted (among other things) that the all-important plastic gear is intact; the motor and pivot arm appear fine as well.......which I believe is important for folks who elect to rebuild and keep theirs.

 

I'm keeping my replacement bilge pump in service and would entertain interesting barter offers of spare parts for my leaking but still largely operational bilge pump. Payment in a reasonable Sancerre is also acceptable.

 

I'll be back on my boat in Antigua end of December and will be stationary for at least a few weeks doing bottom job/prop seal/bow thruster service. Lorient422"at"gmail"dot"com.


Re: Martinique.

eric freedman
 

Mark,

I forgot to ask if there is anything you need from up here ?

I arrive, as I  said January 18.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376