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Re: Cleansing fresh water tanks

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

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Hello again Barry,
Mental abberation, I did of course mean to say Trade Winds III.
Good luck with the bleach. Anne and John SM 319

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

Thankyou for your assistance, I have read the post and will give it
the shock treatment recommended. John, our SM is Tradewinds III and
not Fairwinds. We purchased her from Ron and Heather Brown whose
berth
we have the use of for a month while we prepare her. They purchased
her from WA and may well be the person you speak of. We are
currently
on the Gold Coast down from Brisbane. Thankyou again for your help.

Regards Barry

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

Hello Barry, welcome to the site and congrats on getting
Fairwinds 111
which we first met up with in New Cal in 1998 or 9 when it was
being
sailed back to Oz by its owner, a very successful engineer from
Perth,
who has since acquired a 54 and sailed it back.
If you put my subject heading in the Search box it should take
you back
to some early advice on a very thorough cleaning method or cheat
by
putting Msg Nos 1363 and 4 in the other box.
I have never been so thorough and we never take on shore water
as we
can make 160 ltrs per hour with the watermaker. After seven years
we
thought there was a musty taste so we put a lot of bleach into a
fairly
full tank and went sailing to slosh it around before emptying it
out
and refilling with desalinated water. I think that the chlorine
vanishes after about a couple of weeks but anyhow the important
thing
is not to let chlorinated water anywhere near your watermaker as
it
will destroy the membranes PDQ.
Where are you based, we visit Perth and Sydney around New Year
sometimes?

Good luck, Anne and John, SM319


Re: Cleansing fresh water tanks

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

Thankyou for your assistance, I have read the post and will give it
the shock treatment recommended. John, our SM is Tradewinds III and
not Fairwinds. We purchased her from Ron and Heather Brown whose berth
we have the use of for a month while we prepare her. They purchased
her from WA and may well be the person you speak of. We are currently
on the Gold Coast down from Brisbane. Thankyou again for your help.

Regards Barry

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

Hello Barry, welcome to the site and congrats on getting Fairwinds 111
which we first met up with in New Cal in 1998 or 9 when it was being
sailed back to Oz by its owner, a very successful engineer from Perth,
who has since acquired a 54 and sailed it back.
If you put my subject heading in the Search box it should take you back
to some early advice on a very thorough cleaning method or cheat by
putting Msg Nos 1363 and 4 in the other box.
I have never been so thorough and we never take on shore water as we
can make 160 ltrs per hour with the watermaker. After seven years we
thought there was a musty taste so we put a lot of bleach into a fairly
full tank and went sailing to slosh it around before emptying it out
and refilling with desalinated water. I think that the chlorine
vanishes after about a couple of weeks but anyhow the important thing
is not to let chlorinated water anywhere near your watermaker as it
will destroy the membranes PDQ.
Where are you based, we visit Perth and Sydney around New Year
sometimes?

Good luck, Anne and John, SM319


Re: deck - fake teak chipping off

Dave_Benjamin
 

Marc,

The previous owner of our Maramu, #29, used Awlgrip I believe to
repaint the decks. It looks fine and with the light color it's not too
hot. I will dig through the records to see what I can find out. Our
Maramu looks much different than a stock boat without the faux teak
finish but as long as the pain holds up well we are quite content.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "S/Y MELMAR Y - marc"
<newsgroup@...> wrote:

hello
our maramu (#89) is in her best years. but being now only in the
tropics the fake teak really starts to chip off more and more. besides
of passing by amel i was wondering what possibilities did you find or
experiences do you have to fix this problem. my first try was just to
'over paint' part of it with expoxy (west systems) - with the quite
big thermal extensions of the deck that cover coat started already to
build tiny cracks, so that seems not to be the solution... love to
hear many solution.
marc, S/Y MELMAR Y, www.melmar.ch


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] deck - fake teak chipping off

brgdebakker
 

Hi Marc,

Not a solution for the chipping problem, but a replacement. Our Kirk (#146) also needs replacing the (retro fitted) fake teak. We consider Marinedeck 2000. It is an epoxy/cork based imitation teak material. Besides excellent wear characteristics, the manifacturer claims good heat and noise insulation. It doesn't really look like natural teak, but neither does the imitation material Amel uses. But we still hesitate to do the job, because it is a lot of work!
Fair winds!
Bart & Siets, SY Folie à Deux.

----- Original Message -----
From: S/Y MELMAR Y - marc
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2008 1:30 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] deck - fake teak chipping off


hello
our maramu (#89) is in her best years. but being now only in the tropics the fake teak really starts to chip off more and more. besides of passing by amel i was wondering what possibilities did you find or experiences do you have to fix this problem. my first try was just to 'over paint' part of it with expoxy (west systems) - with the quite big thermal extensions of the deck that cover coat started already to build tiny cracks, so that seems not to be the solution... love to hear many solution.
marc, S/Y MELMAR Y, www.melmar.ch




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Cleansing fresh water tanks

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Barry, welcome to the site and congrats on getting Fairwinds 111
which we first met up with in New Cal in 1998 or 9 when it was being
sailed back to Oz by its owner, a very successful engineer from Perth,
who has since acquired a 54 and sailed it back.
If you put my subject heading in the Search box it should take you back
to some early advice on a very thorough cleaning method or cheat by
putting Msg Nos 1363 and 4 in the other box.
I have never been so thorough and we never take on shore water as we
can make 160 ltrs per hour with the watermaker. After seven years we
thought there was a musty taste so we put a lot of bleach into a fairly
full tank and went sailing to slosh it around before emptying it out
and refilling with desalinated water. I think that the chlorine
vanishes after about a couple of weeks but anyhow the important thing
is not to let chlorinated water anywhere near your watermaker as it
will destroy the membranes PDQ.
Where are you based, we visit Perth and Sydney around New Year
sometimes?

Good luck, Anne and John, SM319


Flushing the fresh water tank

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

Hello, Robyn and I are now the proud owners of a SM, hull # 171 called
Tradewinds III. Is there any information available on how to flush the
fresh water tank while the vessel is in the berth?

Thankyou, Barry


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 2000, Yanmar, negative solenoids isolating the engine

Giovanni TESTA
 

Olà John,
I had the same problem with the negative solenoid to start the engine.
A Yanmar technician in Lipari used a normal W40 spray into the hole under the black rubber button to avoid any stuck. Since than it works!
Any way I ordered a new solenoid as spare part.
If this may help,
buon vento
Giovanni
EUTIKIA SM n 428

----- Original Message -----
From: John and Anne on Bali Hai
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 10:20 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM 2000, Yanmar, negative solenoids isolating the engine


I am having trouble with the electrical circuits on this engine which
was one of the first Yanmars to be fitted and as such it was an extra.
The wiring diagrams in the handbook, workshop manual and owners
wiring diagrams give no indication of how Amel wired the engine with
a solenoid on the negative side.
My problem is that sometimes the engine starter will not work but
that seems to have gone away since I have been blundering around the
wiring system but I still have a problem with the stop solenoid. The
engine will not stop until I turn the red fitting on the side of the
injection pump or until I feed the pump solenoid with 12 volts from a
different source. A meter reading on the feed to the solenoid from
the stop button reads about 6 volts until I short out the terminals
on the solenoid supplying negative to the engine at which point the
stop solenoid works.
Ant help would be much appreciated as otherwise I have to queue up
for service from the local agents who will only look at it after they
have digested the full details of the engine including the serial
number.
Having been ripped off by the local air con con artist for 68euros=68
US for a 3euro=3US for a capacitor I am not too happy with the
service people here in Palma, Majorca.

Regards, John, SM 319




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deck - fake teak chipping off

S/Y MELMAR Y - marc <newsgroup@...>
 

hello
our maramu (#89) is in her best years. but being now only in the tropics the fake teak really starts to chip off more and more. besides of passing by amel i was wondering what possibilities did you find or experiences do you have to fix this problem. my first try was just to 'over paint' part of it with expoxy (west systems) - with the quite big thermal extensions of the deck that cover coat started already to build tiny cracks, so that seems not to be the solution... love to hear many solution.
marc, S/Y MELMAR Y, www.melmar.ch


Re: SM 2000, Yanmar, negative solenoids isolating the engine

Naegels Patrick <naegels@...>
 

Hi John,

This solenoid is not displayed in Yanmar documentation, because this
is an Amel add on.

Indeed, you can meet some difficulties to turn on or off your engine
with a solenoid in bad state.

I replaced mine after 5 years. You have to buy one from Amel, it's
the same item as Windlass one, but in 12v instead of 24V.

It's not very easy to replace because this spare part is rather
inside engine. We did it at sea, very uncomfortable ...

Good luck

Patrick from Caramel SM2000 #329

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

I am having trouble with the electrical circuits on this engine
which
was one of the first Yanmars to be fitted and as such it was an
extra.
The wiring diagrams in the handbook, workshop manual and owners
wiring diagrams give no indication of how Amel wired the engine
with
a solenoid on the negative side.
My problem is that sometimes the engine starter will not work but
that seems to have gone away since I have been blundering around
the
wiring system but I still have a problem with the stop solenoid.
The
engine will not stop until I turn the red fitting on the side of
the
injection pump or until I feed the pump solenoid with 12 volts from
a
different source. A meter reading on the feed to the solenoid from
the stop button reads about 6 volts until I short out the terminals
on the solenoid supplying negative to the engine at which point the
stop solenoid works.
Ant help would be much appreciated as otherwise I have to queue up
for service from the local agents who will only look at it after
they
have digested the full details of the engine including the serial
number.
Having been ripped off by the local air con con artist for
68euros=68
US for a 3euro=3US for a capacitor I am not too happy with the
service people here in Palma, Majorca.

Regards, John, SM 319


Re: mizzen staysail

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

Deb&John
I also need the size of this sail, mine recently blew out and got
trashed before I could take measurements and have replacement made.
Has anyone responded to your request for info??
Bob
Minaxi
SM6


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:

We currently do not have a mizzen staysail at the moment and are
looking to sort that. Does anyone have the size or sizes of any
sails
flown from the top of the mizzen (staysail, chute.. whatever).
This
would be really helpful

Deb and John
Orion1 (Maramu#42)


Re: mizzen staysail

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

Deb&John
I also need the size of this sail, mine recently blew out and got
trashed before I could take measurements and have replacement made.
Has anyone responded to your request for info??
Bob
Minaxi
SM6


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:

We currently do not have a mizzen staysail at the moment and are
looking to sort that. Does anyone have the size or sizes of any
sails
flown from the top of the mizzen (staysail, chute.. whatever).
This
would be really helpful

Deb and John
Orion1 (Maramu#42)


SM 2000, Yanmar, negative solenoids isolating the engine

John and Anne on Bali Hai <annejohn@...>
 

I am having trouble with the electrical circuits on this engine which
was one of the first Yanmars to be fitted and as such it was an extra.
The wiring diagrams in the handbook, workshop manual and owners
wiring diagrams give no indication of how Amel wired the engine with
a solenoid on the negative side.
My problem is that sometimes the engine starter will not work but
that seems to have gone away since I have been blundering around the
wiring system but I still have a problem with the stop solenoid. The
engine will not stop until I turn the red fitting on the side of the
injection pump or until I feed the pump solenoid with 12 volts from a
different source. A meter reading on the feed to the solenoid from
the stop button reads about 6 volts until I short out the terminals
on the solenoid supplying negative to the engine at which point the
stop solenoid works.
Ant help would be much appreciated as otherwise I have to queue up
for service from the local agents who will only look at it after they
have digested the full details of the engine including the serial
number.
Having been ripped off by the local air con con artist for 68euros=68
US for a 3euro=3US for a capacitor I am not too happy with the
service people here in Palma, Majorca.

Regards, John, SM 319


Getting rid of those barrel bolts

Howard Berger
 

My wife and I are curious, have any Maramu owners replaced the
practical but unsightly in the extreme barrel bolts that are used to
secure most lockers on the boat? We'd be interested in hearing your
solutions.

Regards,
Howard and Lynda Berger
s/v Jazz
Maramu #144


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki fuel tank

Steve Leeds
 

Geoffrey,
Unfortunately, I think that is the case. If there is a plate, I'm not aware of it. Fuel polishing services use a hose within a hose (one squirting and one sucking) to stir up all the crud in the bottom of the tank and then suck it out for filtration.

Steve Leeds
Sharki #121 (1985)

----- Original Message ----
From: Geoffrey Tyers <geoffrey_tyers@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 10:13:56 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki fuel tank


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


Code Zero Furler

anniemno1 <no_reply@...>
 

Has anyone installed a code zero or similar asymetrical furler on their
boat?

Regards,

John and Anne
Annie M
Mango No 1


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

















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