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Sharki fuel tank

Geoffrey Tyers <geoffrey_tyers@...>
 

Where are the cleanout inspection plates on my 1985 Sharki ? . Do i need to clean the debris out thru the filler hose?
Your help would be appreciated

Geoffrey Tyers


Surveyor near Fort Prince

José Gabriel Venegas <jgvenegas@...>
 

I am hoping to buy an Amel and would appreciate suggestions of local surveyour. I know
these boats are quite different from the common sailboat and an experienced surveyor would
be of great help.

Thanks


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor

David and Hazel Worthington <spritoaffine@...>
 

Alan
Thanks for your info. I am not on the boat at the moment so I am
anticipating this being a winter job. I will keep you posted on
progress if any
Cheers
David


Maramu #144 Refit Pictures

Howard Berger
 

Hello, all.

Anyone interested in seeing up to date pix of our refit can view these
Facebook photo albums. Just paste the address into your browser if
they don't show up as a hotlink:

http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=3504&l=995ee&id=1015036831

http://www.new.facebook.com/album.php?aid=4986&l=b1821&id=1015036831

Howard Berger
s/v Jazz


[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu Speader Widths

Howard Berger
 

Note to all:

Please note that the splendid fellow on s/v Air Ops I was referring
to is none other than Dave WALLACE, not Lawrence. Sorry 'bout that
Dave. That's the second time I've called you "Lawrence".

I definitely need to get out cruising again. Dirt dwelling is
rotting my brain.

Howard

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@...> wrote:

Don,

Thanks for info on the spreader heights. Appreciate it.

This site has been great for connecting with other owners, such as
yourself. Dave Lawrence, s/v AirOps, has been an awesome friend and
source of knowledge and numerous tips that we've applied in the
refit
of Jazz.

Hope to see you out there some day!

Howard
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Don Henderson <maramu48@>
wrote:

Howard,
Height from bottom on main mast spreader to bottom on mast at
deck step is 24ft-4 inches. Bottom of mizzen spreader to bottom of
mizzen mast at mast step in cockpit is 19ft-8 inches.
Hey, you're welcome. I enjoyed your progress photos.
Don s/v Minerva Maramu #135

--- On Mon, 8/4/08, Howard Berger <svresolute@> wrote:

From: Howard Berger <svresolute@>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu Speader Widths
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, 6:57 PM






Don,

You, sir, are a good soul! Lynda and I sincerely thank you for
your
efforts on our behalf (and thanks are due, no doubt, to the one
who
tailed the winch on your ascent/descent) .

If you're ever around New York harbor, please give us a shout and
we'll treat you to several libations of your choice!

Howard

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "maramu48"
<maramu48@ .>
wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@ > wrote:

Hello, all.

Our Maramu #144 refit is at the point of installing the
standing
rigging. Would anyone know the width of both the main and
mizzen
spreaders? I need the measurement from the mast to the tip of
the
spreader.

Thanks much,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz
Maramu #144
Hi Howard,
I went up the main mast this weekend and measured for you: Main
mast spreaders are 52" from the mast to their tips. Mizzen
spreader
widths, I viewed and approximated carefully at about 3'2".
Tomorrow
I
can email their heights from underneath to the mast step on
foredeck
and in the cockpit (I am at the office and left those height
dimensions at home).
Don Henderson
s/v Minerva Hull #135

















[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu Speader Widths

Howard Berger
 

Don,

Thanks for info on the spreader heights. Appreciate it.

This site has been great for connecting with other owners, such as
yourself. Dave Lawrence, s/v AirOps, has been an awesome friend and
source of knowledge and numerous tips that we've applied in the refit
of Jazz.

Hope to see you out there some day!

Howard
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Don Henderson <maramu48@...>
wrote:

Howard,
Height from bottom on main mast spreader to bottom on mast at
deck step is 24ft-4 inches. Bottom of mizzen spreader to bottom of
mizzen mast at mast step in cockpit is 19ft-8 inches.
Hey, you're welcome. I enjoyed your progress photos.
Don s/v Minerva Maramu #135

--- On Mon, 8/4/08, Howard Berger <svresolute@...> wrote:

From: Howard Berger <svresolute@...>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu Speader Widths
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, 6:57 PM






Don,

You, sir, are a good soul! Lynda and I sincerely thank you for your
efforts on our behalf (and thanks are due, no doubt, to the one who
tailed the winch on your ascent/descent) .

If you're ever around New York harbor, please give us a shout and
we'll treat you to several libations of your choice!

Howard

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "maramu48" <maramu48@ .>
wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@ > wrote:

Hello, all.

Our Maramu #144 refit is at the point of installing the standing
rigging. Would anyone know the width of both the main and mizzen
spreaders? I need the measurement from the mast to the tip of the
spreader.

Thanks much,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz
Maramu #144
Hi Howard,
I went up the main mast this weekend and measured for you: Main
mast spreaders are 52" from the mast to their tips. Mizzen spreader
widths, I viewed and approximated carefully at about 3'2". Tomorrow
I
can email their heights from underneath to the mast step on
foredeck
and in the cockpit (I am at the office and left those height
dimensions at home).
Don Henderson
s/v Minerva Hull #135



















Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement bulb for SM 24V red floor lighting system

ziggy@...
 

Always make sure to install LED the right way. It will work only one way,
it is a diode afer all. If woudnt "fire" first time turn bulb 180 deg.
Cheers Ziggy

----- Original Message -----
From: drew_gaffney
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement bulb for SM 24V red floor
lighting system
Date: Mon, 04 Aug 2008 21:12:23 -0000

Does anyone have replacement spec's or a source for the 24V bulbs
from
the SM red floor lighting system? I posted a picture of the bulb; it
is (erroneously)in the album "B&G sonic speed..."
Thanks,
Drew
SM390 Revelation


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu Speader Widths

Don Henderson <maramu48@...>
 

Howard,
   Height from bottom on main mast spreader to bottom on mast at deck step is 24ft-4 inches.  Bottom of mizzen spreader to bottom of mizzen mast at mast step in cockpit is 19ft-8 inches. 
   Hey, you're welcome. I enjoyed your progress photos.
Don   s/v Minerva   Maramu #135

--- On Mon, 8/4/08, Howard Berger <svresolute@hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Howard Berger <svresolute@hotmail.com>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu Speader Widths
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, August 4, 2008, 6:57 PM






Don,

You, sir, are a good soul! Lynda and I sincerely thank you for your
efforts on our behalf (and thanks are due, no doubt, to the one who
tailed the winch on your ascent/descent) .

If you're ever around New York harbor, please give us a shout and
we'll treat you to several libations of your choice!

Howard

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "maramu48" <maramu48@.. .>
wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@ > wrote:

Hello, all.

Our Maramu #144 refit is at the point of installing the standing
rigging. Would anyone know the width of both the main and mizzen
spreaders? I need the measurement from the mast to the tip of the
spreader.

Thanks much,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz
Maramu #144
Hi Howard,
I went up the main mast this weekend and measured for you: Main
mast spreaders are 52" from the mast to their tips. Mizzen spreader
widths, I viewed and approximated carefully at about 3'2". Tomorrow
I
can email their heights from underneath to the mast step on
foredeck
and in the cockpit (I am at the office and left those height
dimensions at home).
Don Henderson
s/v Minerva Hull #135


Re: Maramu Speader Widths

Howard Berger
 

Don,

You, sir, are a good soul! Lynda and I sincerely thank you for your
efforts on our behalf (and thanks are due, no doubt, to the one who
tailed the winch on your ascent/descent).

If you're ever around New York harbor, please give us a shout and
we'll treat you to several libations of your choice!

Howard

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "maramu48" <maramu48@...>
wrote:

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@> wrote:

Hello, all.

Our Maramu #144 refit is at the point of installing the standing
rigging. Would anyone know the width of both the main and mizzen
spreaders? I need the measurement from the mast to the tip of the
spreader.

Thanks much,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz
Maramu #144
Hi Howard,
I went up the main mast this weekend and measured for you: Main
mast spreaders are 52" from the mast to their tips. Mizzen spreader
widths, I viewed and approximated carefully at about 3'2". Tomorrow
I
can email their heights from underneath to the mast step on
foredeck
and in the cockpit (I am at the office and left those height
dimensions at home).
Don Henderson
s/v Minerva Hull #135


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement bulb for SM 24V red floor lighting system

amelforme
 

Those are LED's and I believe Amel can give you the information from La
Rochelle .They are short handed because it is August (holiday).Those LED's
should last for 10'000+++ hours so be sure the power supply to the unit is
sound .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@att.net


Replacement bulb for SM 24V red floor lighting system

drew_gaffney <drew.gaffney@...>
 

Does anyone have replacement spec's or a source for the 24V bulbs from
the SM red floor lighting system? I posted a picture of the bulb; it
is (erroneously)in the album "B&G sonic speed..."
Thanks,
Drew
SM390 Revelation


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor

svcharisma
 

David,
I haven't replaced the bushing, but I recently disassembled the whole
system to find a squeak and related friction in my steering that
occured mid-passage and burned up my autopilot computer. There are 3
bushings all together. I am planning to have new ones made when we
arrive in New Zealand and have the shaft machined smooth. We are in
Avatiu Harbor in Rarotonga, Cook Islands and I didn't want to chance
having parts still scattered all over town when we're ready to
leave. The disassembly is a bit tedius, but not difficult. The only
tool I needed to track down was a pair of split ring pliers. There
are two split rings that hold the assemply together, the rest is
screws, nuts and the master links in the chains. The problem we
have is friction rather than wobble. The only play we had in the
system was at the chain sprockets and I was able to take that out by
tightening the set screw. I did half of the work from the cockpit
through the compass hole and the other half from the galley.

Alan, SV Charisma
Mango #62

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Fisher, Thomas W."
<fishert@...> wrote:

Hi David,

I have not. But I would be very interested in hearing the how you
deal
with the problem, the repair etc.

Good luck,

Tom
"SHEILA", Sharki #142
Kingston, Ont. Can

Tom Fisher RRT.
Research Associate,
Asthma Research Unit,
Queen's University,
Kingston General Hospital,
(613)549-6666 ext.2798 or 2645
P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.



________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David and
Hazel
Worthington
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 13:12
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor



I wonder whether anyone can help me with a Sharki question. I
notice
that play has become very apparent in the bearing behind the
steering
wheel and ahead of the steering rack. I imagine this is due to
years of
coping with the quite violent movements made by the Neco autopilot.
Is
this bearing easily accessed? is it easily replaced? I imagine it
to be
nylon but have no information, has anyone tackled this job?
Thanks David Worthington
Sharki 148






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Re: Maramu Speader Widths

maramu48 <maramu48@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@...> wrote:

Hello, all.

Our Maramu #144 refit is at the point of installing the standing
rigging. Would anyone know the width of both the main and mizzen
spreaders? I need the measurement from the mast to the tip of the
spreader.

Thanks much,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz
Maramu #144
Hi Howard,
I went up the main mast this weekend and measured for you: Main
mast spreaders are 52" from the mast to their tips. Mizzen spreader
widths, I viewed and approximated carefully at about 3'2". Tomorrow I
can email their heights from underneath to the mast step on foredeck
and in the cockpit (I am at the office and left those height
dimensions at home).
Don Henderson
s/v Minerva Hull #135


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor

Fisher, Thomas W.
 

Hi David,

I have not. But I would be very interested in hearing the how you deal
with the problem, the repair etc.

Good luck,

Tom
"SHEILA", Sharki #142
Kingston, Ont. Can

Tom Fisher RRT.
Research Associate,
Asthma Research Unit,
Queen's University,
Kingston General Hospital,
(613)549-6666 ext.2798 or 2645
P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.



________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David and Hazel
Worthington
Sent: Friday, August 01, 2008 13:12
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor



I wonder whether anyone can help me with a Sharki question. I notice
that play has become very apparent in the bearing behind the steering
wheel and ahead of the steering rack. I imagine this is due to years of
coping with the quite violent movements made by the Neco autopilot. Is
this bearing easily accessed? is it easily replaced? I imagine it to be
nylon but have no information, has anyone tackled this job?
Thanks David Worthington
Sharki 148


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor

David and Hazel Worthington <spritoaffine@...>
 

I wonder whether anyone can help me with a Sharki question. I notice
that play has become very apparent in the bearing behind the steering
wheel and ahead of the steering rack. I imagine this is due to years of
coping with the quite violent movements made by the Neco autopilot. Is
this bearing easily accessed? is it easily replaced? I imagine it to be
nylon but have no information, has anyone tackled this job?
Thanks David Worthington
Sharki 148


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Thanks Joel,

It is at a shop now. What I want to do is obtain a back-up and keep it
aboard. I plan on leaving for an extended trip to the Bahamas and ????

I have taken photos of the motor and hope to obtain a new one shortly.

Roy



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Joel Potter
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor



Roy ,Unless it is completely destroyed or solid with rust ,I am all but
certain that any good automotive/truck starter and alternator repair
shop
could easily replace the consumable components and it would be as good
as a
new one for !/5 the cost of a new one ,if you can still find a new one
.Additionally ,any good marine shipyards' electrical shop will find it
easy
to rebuild this motor for you .They are really very simple .Even I can
do it
and have .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@att.net <mailto:jfpottercys%40att.net>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor

amelforme
 

Roy ,Unless it is completely destroyed or solid with rust ,I am all but
certain that any good automotive/truck starter and alternator repair shop
could easily replace the consumable components and it would be as good as a
new one for !/5 the cost of a new one ,if you can still find a new one
.Additionally ,any good marine shipyards' electrical shop will find it easy
to rebuild this motor for you .They are really very simple .Even I can do it
and have .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@att.net


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Thanks Joel.

I don't suppose you know the model number. It is a Bosch. I can make out part of the number but not all of it. It is a series wound motor with brushes and an armature, approx. 5/8" shaft diameter that has a 1/8" x 5/8" woodruff key and a threaded portion that appears to be ½" x 13 thread approx. 9/16" long.

Roy



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Joel Potter
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:50 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor



It is a 12 volt motor for certain .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@att.net <mailto:jfpottercys%40att.net>








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SHARKI furling motor

amelforme
 

It is a 12 volt motor for certain .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@att.net


Mizzen mast part unknown

Paul <pflafrance@...>
 

While we were installing a temporary halyard on the mizzenmast we found
a rubber bell shaped part in the inside base of the mizzenmast and are
not sure where it belongs. Perhaps on the top of the Mizzen rotary
manual furling rod that prevents the chatter inside the mizzenmast. We
have taken a picture of the part which can be viewed at the following site
http://svnomad.ca/unidentifiedpart/
Does any one know what and how this part is installed and what purpose
it provides.

SM 362S/V Nomad