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Re: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

John and Anne Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Jim,
I think you ill find a pic showing the drive unit in the photos section in the " changes to Bali Hai" album but it is probably not good enough for your purposes.

Regards, Anne and John SM319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

tonic102004 <aebersoldp@...>
 

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

Dear Members

I am considering the installation of a second DRIVE UNIT for my auto
helm---to be located under the aft bunk. I believe this has been done on
some of the Amel Super Maramu boats . It would be very helpful if I
could get a photo from some member showing how this second drive is
positioned under the bunk and attached to the steering shaft.
Thanks in advance.
Jim Dernehl
PAO-SAN #88



Hello Jim,
I am in the same situation as you. Patrick has installed on his
"Caramel" a 2nd motor in the cupboard above the pantry. I think, I
will have Raymarine doing a same installation. Here is the link to his
website with a photo: http://www.amelcaramel.net/techpilote.php

Brgs
Paul Aebersold
SM 227


Re: Staysail for SM

Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@...>
 

Hi Eric,



I do have pictures, but they are on a disk somewhere on the boat. I will
send them when I find them if you can not get them from the sail maker--
"Sails GATEFF" jpgateff@gateffsails.com The sail is roller furling on a
permanent internal stay of high modulus line. The halyard goes through a
leather covered block that is attached at the upper spreaders by a rope
loop. The other attachment is a rope loop that fits around the big forward
cleat. The sheets go to the smaller cockpit winch and the furling line from
the continuous drum at the base of the sail is on a long elastic tensioner
at the aft big cleat so that the line can be looped around the main powered
winch for furling. In the Mediterranean, I often left the sail raised and
furled so that it would be ready if a surprise gale appeared. So far I have
not used the sail in a real storm as the wind has dropped each time I have
unfurled the sail. I am told that the lower center of effort and inboard
position allows the boat to sail better to windward in a strong wind and I
expect that this is the case.



Miles Bidwell s/y LADYBUG



SM 216


Re: Staysail for SM

iv_pepe <iv_pepe@...>
 

Dear Miles,

I get a neu set of Gateff sails incl. Staysail, he convens me to order
it, with the argument : this is a sail after 20 kn. I hope it work well.
Thank you fod comments.Best regards,

Iv Pepe s/y Fortuna SM 223
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Miles Bidwell" <mbidwell@...>
wrote:

I have one of these sails and I am happy that I do. It is a true storm
sail
and needs a lot of wind, but when the wind is too much for a reefed
geni, it
does very well. I understand that Gateff has made about 70 of these
sails
for Super Maramus.



Miles Bidwell (s/y LADYBUG)

Sm 216





Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] TMD 22 how to cleaned the heat exchanger

jlucmertz <jlmertz@...>
 

Merci,
I will try this,
JLuc
CottonBay
sm 316
____________________________

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne Hollamby"
<annejohn@...> wrote:

Bon Jour Jluc,
I would put it in a dilute solution of hydrochloric acid which
should be strong enough to dissolve all the lime deposits after a few
hours. If you suspect leaks you would have to get it tested and
repaired by a specialist, any marine engine mechanic should be able to
recomend a good one.

Bon chance, Anne and John, SM319



Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] TMD 22 how to cleaned the heat exchanger

John and Anne Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Bon Jour Jluc,
I would put it in a dilute solution of hydrochloric acid which should be strong enough to dissolve all the lime deposits after a few hours. If you suspect leaks you would have to get it tested and repaired by a specialist, any marine engine mechanic should be able to recomend a good one.

Bon chance, Anne and John, SM319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:Staysail for SM

eric freedman
 

hi<
could you give us more info about the sail and the attachment points etc. do you have a drawing or
photos? have you flown it in a storm?
thanks
eric
sm 376 kiberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: Miles Bidwell
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2008 8:14 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:Staysail for SM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

I have one of these sails and I am happy that I do. It is a
true storm sail
and needs a lot of wind, but when the wind is too much for a
reefed geni, it
does very well. I understand that Gateff has made about 70 of
these sails
for Super Maramus.



Miles Bidwell (s/y LADYBUG)

Sm 216






Re: Staysail for SM

Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@...>
 

I have one of these sails and I am happy that I do. It is a true storm sail
and needs a lot of wind, but when the wind is too much for a reefed geni, it
does very well. I understand that Gateff has made about 70 of these sails
for Super Maramus.



Miles Bidwell (s/y LADYBUG)

Sm 216


TMD 22 how to cleaned the heat exchanger

jlucmertz <jlmertz@...>
 

Did any know how to clean the heat exchanger on a tmd22 ?

Is it possible to repair the tubes ?

merci
jluc mertz
CottonBay
France


Staysail for SM

iv_pepe <iv_pepe@...>
 

Has anyone a experions with staysail made in Gateff.
s/y fortuna Pepe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Zealand Haulout in Tauranga

Peter Killen
 

Hi there Peter Killen here on SM Pure Magic. One of my friends sailing with me has kept his boat in NZ in the past and says there are good marina and haul out facilities in Tauranga. Can't remember the precise name but thinks it is Tauranga Marina. Suggests you contact them ahead of arrival and book what you require. Regards
Sent from my BlackBerryģ wireless handheld

-----Original Message-----
From: "svbebe" <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 04:25:49
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Zealand Haulout in Tauranga


Has anyone used any location in Tauranga, New Zealand for a haulout?

Best,

Bill & Judy Rouse
s/v BeBe - Amel SM2 #387


Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

Ater tracing the water supply lines I found the pressure reglator
under the floorboards of the cockpit lazarette. My lazarette has
fore and aft compartments and another divider making a deep sections
near the cockpit and shallow ones near the hull. Under the front
deep section is the Indel water heater and under the rear deep
section was the pressure regulator. There were actually two
regulators. First was an electrical one which would cut power if a
preset pressure was reached and then there was a mechanical regulator
the same as the one in my home. The mechanical one had seized in the
closed off position causing the water flow to be obstructed. Both of
the regulators are unnecessary if you use a modern electonically
regulated pump. You will also find an accumulator plumbed in near the
regulator. This a bottle which merely stores the pressure in the
system so that you would have a rush of water even before the pump
was activated.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi would you please explain exactly where your pressure regulator
was
located?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of billklein48
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 8:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures



The bath faucet/showers can be replaced with kitchen sprayers that
one may get at Home Depot or such. They usually can be had with the
flex hose. I have to look at my kitchen faucet, but I think the
rubber is a standard rubber grommet that one could find at a a good
auto supply.
Another useful and interesting fact is that if you ever replace the
water supply pump for domestic water, and the pump is of the modern
self regulating kind, you should remove the old pressure regulator
probably located under the rear area of the lazarette under the
floor
boards. My pressure regulator froze up after winter layup and It
caused me a little grief after I replaced the water pump and still
had no water pressure. After a little detective work I found the
regulator that I was previously unaware of. Then after removing the
regulator had plenty of water for a brisk shower!!
----Bill Klein SV Popeye

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin"
<dave_benjamin@> wrote:

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the
heads
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the
pipe
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the
extendable
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement
parts
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?




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Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

Dave_Benjamin
 

Bill,

We're hoping to retain the original hardware. They are of excellent
quality and just need a bit of maintenance. Since we liveaboard I hate
to start tearing stuff apart if I'm not sure about sourcing the
replacement seals, etc.

Cheers,
Dave and Jean

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

The bath faucet/showers can be replaced with kitchen sprayers that
one may get at Home Depot or such. They usually can be had with the
flex hose. I have to look at my kitchen faucet, but I think the
rubber is a standard rubber grommet that one could find at a a good
auto supply.
Another useful and interesting fact is that if you ever replace the
water supply pump for domestic water, and the pump is of the modern
self regulating kind, you should remove the old pressure regulator
probably located under the rear area of the lazarette under the floor
boards. My pressure regulator froze up after winter layup and It
caused me a little grief after I replaced the water pump and still
had no water pressure. After a little detective work I found the
regulator that I was previously unaware of. Then after removing the
regulator had plenty of water for a brisk shower!!
----Bill Klein SV Popeye


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

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the
heads
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the
pipe
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the
extendable
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement parts
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

eric freedman
 

Hi would you please explain exactly where your pressure regulator was
located?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of billklein48
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 8:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures



The bath faucet/showers can be replaced with kitchen sprayers that
one may get at Home Depot or such. They usually can be had with the
flex hose. I have to look at my kitchen faucet, but I think the
rubber is a standard rubber grommet that one could find at a a good
auto supply.
Another useful and interesting fact is that if you ever replace the
water supply pump for domestic water, and the pump is of the modern
self regulating kind, you should remove the old pressure regulator
probably located under the rear area of the lazarette under the floor
boards. My pressure regulator froze up after winter layup and It
caused me a little grief after I replaced the water pump and still
had no water pressure. After a little detective work I found the
regulator that I was previously unaware of. Then after removing the
regulator had plenty of water for a brisk shower!!
----Bill Klein SV Popeye

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin"
<dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the
heads
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the
pipe
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the
extendable
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement parts
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?


Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

The bath faucet/showers can be replaced with kitchen sprayers that
one may get at Home Depot or such. They usually can be had with the
flex hose. I have to look at my kitchen faucet, but I think the
rubber is a standard rubber grommet that one could find at a a good
auto supply.
Another useful and interesting fact is that if you ever replace the
water supply pump for domestic water, and the pump is of the modern
self regulating kind, you should remove the old pressure regulator
probably located under the rear area of the lazarette under the floor
boards. My pressure regulator froze up after winter layup and It
caused me a little grief after I replaced the water pump and still
had no water pressure. After a little detective work I found the
regulator that I was previously unaware of. Then after removing the
regulator had plenty of water for a brisk shower!!
----Bill Klein SV Popeye


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

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the
heads
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the
pipe
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the
extendable
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement parts
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?


older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

Dave_Benjamin
 

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the heads
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the pipe
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the extendable
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement parts
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?


New Zealand Haulout in Tauranga

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Has anyone used any location in Tauranga, New Zealand for a haulout?

Best,

Bill & Judy Rouse
s/v BeBe - Amel SM2 #387


Nirvana electric furler

Dave_Benjamin
 

Does anyone have a manual or other documentation for this unit?
English or German would be great.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

On my Mango, I did install a Autohelm 7000 (type 2 electric drive) pilot before recrossing the Atlantic, since on the voyage to Europe, one of the steering cable broke and much of the steering was done using the emergency tiller. Furthermore, the original and faithful Neco pilot not only consumes more than 6 amp never ceasing to move but would steer from side to side, sometimes loosing control when the boat would hit a large wave.
 
The electric drive was installed under the starboard seat of the aft cabin, a heavy s-steel extension was bolted to the existing  tiller arm. This extension was raised in order to allow the existing control cable to function. The lenght of the extension is a bit longer than that recommended by the manufacurer, since i did not wish the pilot to move the rudder beyond its original setting and exert pressure beyond the rudder angle set by Amel. The wood panels had to be cut out in order for the tiller arm to be connected to the electric drive (which also required a cut out) the base of which was glassed in on the reinforced 18mm ply transom board installed by Amel in front of the rudder post.
 
Sorry i have no pictures and i am in Quebec and the boat is in Martinique.
 
The pilot is installed since 2005, with the help of one crew, i crossed the Atlantic in February 2007. For this crossing the ¬†winds were fair to strong but¬†the sea was very rought¬†and huge swells crossing the waves would have made it impossible for the Neco to hold. The Autohelm has performed impeccably¬†requiring¬†approx. 3 amp/h when sea conditions did not exceed 2 to 2¬Ĺm.
 
Serge Tremblay, Mango #51




Devenez un meilleur amigo gr√Ęce √† Yahoo! Courriel
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Sale Amel SM

ivarmylde <mylde@...>
 

I reluctanty will put my Super Maramu 1991 for sale after having
sailed for abt 30 years. Boat is in very nice condition with many
upgrades and much extra equipment. On the hard in Greece.
Can breefly mention, Yanmar 100hk new 2002, 600 hrs, Onan 7Kva new
2000, 500 hrs, Complete Gatef set of sails new 2000 ( many sails ).
Very little sailed last 5 yrs, mainly engine use. Addition to standard
equip: Max Prop, watermaker from 2001, Eberspecher 5KW, B&G
instruments,InmarsatC,Satelite phone,SSB Furuno 1550,Furuno
weatherfax,Plotter etc.Ready to go.
Rgds Ivar Mylde
S/Y Silfrania
Tel: +47 97691670