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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rudder zinc problem

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

David, when you re-tap the threads keep the apes away one and two you will have to drill the zinks oversize to fit the new bolts. That most likely will mean:
1- get an inch tap that is larger then what you have. We used 1/2" course pitch as fine threads will most likely not hold on our old boat.
2- When drilling the new zinks we used a 9/16s drill with a 3/8 shank to fit your drill motor.
3- MOUNT THE ZINK SO IT CAN SPIN!!!!!! WHEN DRILLING STAND ON IT WITH SHOES ON!!

Good luck
Richard SM 209

WILLIAM KLEIN <sidecar1@verizon.net> wrote:
Retap it to the next size and drill out the hole in your zinc. BK - SV "Popeye" Maramu 91 ( which is for sale! )

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave_Benjamin
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 1:44 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rudder zinc problem

We surveyed the Maramu, hull#29, yesterday. One of the boatyard apes
managed to break loose or strip the threads inside the rudder where
the bolt holding the zinc attaches. Anyone had this happen? How did
you repair it?








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rudder zinc problem

WILLIAM KLEIN <sidecar1@...>
 

Retap it to the next size and drill out the hole in your zinc. BK - SV "Popeye" Maramu 91 ( which is for sale! )

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave_Benjamin
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2008 1:44 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rudder zinc problem


We surveyed the Maramu, hull#29, yesterday. One of the boatyard apes
managed to break loose or strip the threads inside the rudder where
the bolt holding the zinc attaches. Anyone had this happen? How did
you repair it?


Rudder zinc problem

Dave_Benjamin
 

We surveyed the Maramu, hull#29, yesterday. One of the boatyard apes
managed to break loose or strip the threads inside the rudder where
the bolt holding the zinc attaches. Anyone had this happen? How did
you repair it?


Re: Anchor Chain Size on Super Maramu 2000

Ag Av8ter
 

Hello Gary,

Our SM #266 also has 10MM. If you are in the BVI see Golden Hind
Chandelry, I replaced my chain there for approximatly $2.00 per foot
(I don't remember the exact amount)

I took the chain pawl off the winch and placed the chain in it at the
store just to be sure of the size.

Aloha, Tony

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, amelliahona <no_reply@...>
wrote:

It may already be somewhere on this site but I can't find it.
Does anybody know what size and type chain Amel uses on
our Super Maramu 2000's???

Thanks, Gary


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement of SM scuppers

amelforme
 

Hi Gary, You have the synthetic rubber rub rail fillers/ “scuppers” .The
later boats have the PVC type and they will not stain .The only problem with
the PVC units is they are very “stiff” ,very hard to install without damage
or failure unless you have special tools and ,most importantly ,a great deal
of experience .For in the field installations ,the synthetic rubber ones
install easily installed and ,if you rinse them after washing with a ½ cup
of white vinegar per side(pour it on at the bow and let it run aft ,
(assist as the trim of your boat dictates ) they won’t develop that moldy
funky gunk (great tech term,no? ) .Sometimes ,I am able to eliminate these
stains here in Fort Lauderdale on boats I prepare for resale with several
applications on vinegar . It is almost magic all the things you can clean
with vinegar, just ask your Grandmother .Hope this helps. Joel F. Potter
Amel 54 # 14 HOLLIS

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 1:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement of SM scuppers



Too many years in the Caribbean (if that is possible) has lead to my having
some mold
growing right into the white rubber scupper channel on my SM 2000. No amount
of
scrubbing will remove it. I am considering replacing the scupper and wrote
to Olivier Beaute
to see if it is feasible. He corresponded and inquired if I had, "rubber or
PVC scuppers?" I
believe mine are rubber. Many Amel SM prior to mine had brown rubber
scuppers, mine has
white scuppers, Does anybody out there know when PVC scuppers came into use
and can
discuss the pro/con of rubber vs PVC scuppers.

All the best, Gary





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Replacement of SM scuppers

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Too many years in the Caribbean (if that is possible) has lead to my having some mold
growing right into the white rubber scupper channel on my SM 2000. No amount of
scrubbing will remove it. I am considering replacing the scupper and wrote to Olivier Beaute
to see if it is feasible. He corresponded and inquired if I had, "rubber or PVC scuppers?" I
believe mine are rubber. Many Amel SM prior to mine had brown rubber scuppers, mine has
white scuppers, Does anybody out there know when PVC scuppers came into use and can
discuss the pro/con of rubber vs PVC scuppers.

All the best, Gary


Re: Anchor Chain Size on Super Maramu 2000

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Ian & Bill
Thanks for the info. Any experience with Titanium Bow Shackles?
Gary


Re: Anchor Chain Size on Super Maramu 2000

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Gary & Ian,

My gypsy accomodates 3/8" and/or 10mm. 10mm is 0.39". 3/8" is 0.38"

The gypsy was either designed to take either 10mm or 3/8 or the
difference is so small that it makes no difference...I am going with
the latter.

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Ian Shepherd"
<sv_freespirit@...> wrote:

Hi Gary,

My boat came with 10mm calibrated chain. It may be possible that
boats
supplied for the US market might have an imperial size of chain. I
know that
when I was on the East Coast I did experience difficulty in getting
10mm, so
I bought a new gypsy and used the US equivalent (3/8th"??). I am
not sure
about this but if you take the gypsy off the windlass you might
find a size
marking on the inside face perhaps?

Cheers

Ian Shepherd - Crusader

-------Original Message-------

From: amelliahona
Date: 26/03/2008 05:50:56
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain Size on Super Maramu 2000

It may already be somewhere on this site but I can't find it.
Does anybody know what size and type chain Amel uses on
our Super Maramu 2000's???

Thanks, Gary





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Re: Anchor Chain Size on Super Maramu 2000

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Gary,

BeBe has 10mm.

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, amelliahona <no_reply@...>
wrote:

It may already be somewhere on this site but I can't find it.
Does anybody know what size and type chain Amel uses on
our Super Maramu 2000's???

Thanks, Gary


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain Size on Super Maramu 2000

Ian Shepherd
 

Hi Gary,

My boat came with 10mm calibrated chain. It may be possible that boats
supplied for the US market might have an imperial size of chain. I know that
when I was on the East Coast I did experience difficulty in getting 10mm, so
I bought a new gypsy and used the US equivalent (3/8th"??). I am not sure
about this but if you take the gypsy off the windlass you might find a size
marking on the inside face perhaps?

Cheers

Ian Shepherd - Crusader

-------Original Message-------

From: amelliahona
Date: 26/03/2008 05:50:56
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain Size on Super Maramu 2000

It may already be somewhere on this site but I can't find it.
Does anybody know what size and type chain Amel uses on
our Super Maramu 2000's???

Thanks, Gary


Anchor Chain Size on Super Maramu 2000

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

It may already be somewhere on this site but I can't find it.
Does anybody know what size and type chain Amel uses on
our Super Maramu 2000's???

Thanks, Gary


Re: Super Maramu Climma A/C Water Pump

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Gary,

I am not sure of the cause, water erosion, corrosion, or electrolysis.

I did experience a grinding and squealing noise for a short period of
time that I am certain came from the pump. The noise stopped before I
could determine the cause.

Thanks for the info on the March Pumps. Which size did you purchase?

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe
M2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:
...any chance the damage to the impeller is just water erosion?

Gary Silver


Re: Super Maramu Climma A/C Water Pump

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Bill:

I just now read your post and saw your pictures of the AC water
pump impeller.
Looks like you have already been in contact with the folks a Veco that I
just sent you contact information for and already know about March
Pumps. I purchased my March pump from a local distributor for
March pumps at a significant discount from the price offered by
Coastal Climate Control, Inc. (aka Veco USA).

Any chance the damage to the impeller is just water erosion?

Gary Silver


Re: Super Maramu Climma A/C Water Pump

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Dave,

For March pumps go to
http://veco-na.com/compactboats25to65/pumps.html.

I did not ask for a reccomendation, but I presume that you would use
the P1000 - 16 GPM - Up to 60,000 Btu...because the P500 - 8 GPM - Up
to 24,000 Btu is borderline with all 3 units running.

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Dr. Goodman"
<drdavegoodman@...> wrote:

Hello all;
I have a 1998 SM, purchased a year ago in St. Thomas. So far the
AC water
pump is working fine with heavy use. What is the experience of the
group
with these pumps. Also, what March pump is recommended by Climma
for
replacement?
Thanks
Dave
s/v Bel Ami
SM #230
--
David Goodman
email: drdavegoodman@...
cell: 608-772-0634
STT: 340-998-2169


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Re: Super Maramu Climma A/C Water Pump

drdavegoodman
 

Hello all;
I have a 1998 SM, purchased a year ago in St. Thomas. So far the AC water
pump is working fine with heavy use. What is the experience of the group
with these pumps. Also, what March pump is recommended by Climma for
replacement?
Thanks
Dave
s/v Bel Ami
SM #230
--
David Goodman
email: drdavegoodman@gmail.com
cell: 608-772-0634
STT: 340-998-2169


Re: 79 Maramu propane locker

horst.puddleduck <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

Dave,

My gas bottles, 10 and 20lbs, are in the stern locker which is
ventilated, and have an electric shut-off valve attached, reducing
danger of leaks into the bilge.

Horst - Maramu Puddleduck

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin"
<dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

The Maramu we are in the process of buying has a very small propane
locker on starboard side above the galley. The current owner was going
to replace the tank but the locker is simply too small to accomodate
most tanks. For those of you who have put the tank(s) somewhere else,
where did you put it?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 79 Maramu propane locker

brgdebakker
 

Hi Dave,

We put the tanks back to the dealer and installed an Origo spiritus cooker (methylated spirit).
No leaks, no fears. No locker, no lost space and available everywhere.

Sietske Cnossen
Amel Kirk 146 Folie à Deux

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave_Benjamin
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2008 3:45 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] 79 Maramu propane locker


The Maramu we are in the process of buying has a very small propane
locker on starboard side above the galley. The current owner was going
to replace the tank but the locker is simply too small to accomodate
most tanks. For those of you who have put the tank(s) somewhere else,
where did you put it?





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79 Maramu propane locker

Dave_Benjamin
 

The Maramu we are in the process of buying has a very small propane
locker on starboard side above the galley. The current owner was going
to replace the tank but the locker is simply too small to accomodate
most tanks. For those of you who have put the tank(s) somewhere else,
where did you put it?


Super Maramu Climma A/C Water Pump

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Greetings,

The bushing and seal on our Climma A/C Water Pump required replacing
because of a slight leak. When I opened the pump housing I found that
the impeller also needed replacing. The impeller probably became a
victim of electrolysis when our ground strap in the bilge broke
without our notice. It is possible that something else caused the
deterioration as well.

I posted photos in a new folder "Climma A/C."

I contacted Veco-na.com in the US for parts. The had the bushing and
seal to replace the one I had in "spares," but they did not have a new
impeller. I bought a used, but like new impeller from them. This was
the only thing they had.

You might consider adding an impeller to your "spares." Or better
yet, replacing the CALPEDA pump with a new MARCH magnetic pump. I
believe MARCH is the pump that Climma recommends now.

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe - SM2 #387


Re: soon to be 48 owner with a few questions.....

Dave_Benjamin
 

Jean Paul,

I looked at the websites. I guess I should have taken French in school
in school instead of Spanish. C'est la vie. So far in my assessment of
hull #29 I have to agree that the originally installed equipment and
general construction is quite good. Fortunately much of the owner
installed equipment is pretty well done, particularly the electrical
redo. I own a moisture meter and found elevated readings through much
of the elevated portion of the foredeck to about a meter or two
forward of the past.

There are gate valves still installed in several locations which I
know the insurance company will require to be changed to proper
seacocks. There is no holding tank for the aft head. LPG system will
need updating. Some hardware on the spin poles is frozen up. Nothing
too major thus far. I have a meeting with the owner today to go
through systems so I will be far better informed soon.

Thanks again for the reply and the websites. I guess I will look for a
French-English dictionary;-) Merci!



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "jeanpaulmary"
<schooner.jpm@...> wrote:

Hi,
I own myself the Maramu 19 and I'ld like to say, by experience, the
problems are in the equipement improperly fitted by previous owners or
so called "professionnal".
Every original équippement have been done for the best (difficult to
appreciate) usage and long-lasting service (sorry for my english, I'm
much better in french!).
For exemple:
-a 220v circuit have been implemented, with 2 electric heaters, I had to
renew it completly as it was dangerous,
-the 3 navigation lights have been changed and were connected just with
twisted wire and tape under the deck!
-the raw water pump as been renewed but not using the original Perkins
rotary seal but with a O'ring one, of course after few hours it was
leaking (and it's a professionnal mecanics who made the job with an
expensive invoice!)
- the fuel-fired air heater as been removed
- a removable forestay as been fited but the attachement point so
stupidly made that water was entering inside a locker
-the electronic instruments have been changed changed with a nice B&G
set but improperly connected so the pilot had no information from the
wind sensor (it's so easy to do a proper job that I can't understand how
it can happen)
and so on....
The good sites I know on this yachts are in french I'm not sure it'll
help:
http://www.amel.fr/
http://www.amelcaramel.net/
http://www.forum-voiliers-amel.net/

You can ask me questions about the Maramu, I'll try to answer you
Best regards
Jean Paul


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin"
<dave_benjamin@> wrote:

Hi all,

We have a 1979 Maramu 48 under contract in California and will be
doing our sea trial and survey shortly. We have owned a number of
other boats up to 39 feet but this is our first experience with an
Amel.

Is there anything specific to Amel's we should be looking out for
during survey? This particular boat had a very extensive refit
recently including a new Yanmar, all new electrical system, and
electronics so those are areas we don't anticipate problems.

I'm also interested in links to any good resources to learn more about
these boats.