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Info on Kirk

rfc2012 <rfc000@...>
 

I'm looking for info on the original sails plan for this boat and
eventually on how to install a storm jib.
Can anybody help me?

Thank you.

Rosario


Re: Diesel heat for the boat and reduced RPM'S

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

I looked into Espar heaters recently, the cost to fit put me off for
this season, maybe next. They offered 2 systems. 1 for cruising,about
$5,000. The other for live aboard in cold climate, $ 8000. This puts
heat everywhere, all cabins, both heads and even one by your feet in
the cockpit.
I cruise in New York and NE area, although April and November are
cold cruising months, they are not $8000 cold enough. I'll live with
extra sweaters for another year.
Good Luck
Bob
s/v Minaxi

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "pheyden2000" <amel98@d...> wrote:
Can anyone help me out with suggestion's on diesel heat for my
Super
Maramu? We sail in Northern California's cold waters, and running
the gen set 24 hrs a day is not an option.
Have any Amel owners installed any supplementary heat in their
boats?

We have aprox. 1600 hrs on our TMD22 Volvo. At max throttle we
can
attain only 2500 rpms. We installed all new fuel filters, cleaned
the prop and hull to perfection. Seems like we are also not the
only
ones with reduced rpms. We run Max throttle for 15 to 30 min.
every
5 hrs. We have a clean burn, no smoke what so ever in all rpm
ranges.
Is cleaning the Turbo the first thing to do here? Thank You from
Peter and Sherry on Liebling.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diesel heat for the boat and reduced RPM'S

Anne-Sophie Schmitt <nearlynothing@...>
 

It does seem that cleaning the turbo should be a
priority. I had my maintenance yard in Maine actual
tell me that this is standard annual procedure with
any turbo diesels they service. One other thing can be
the prop. Any, any at all, growth can prevent complete
deployment and reduce RPM's significantly. What about
in reverse or neutral? Same RPM's as forward? This
could tell you whether it is prop or turbo related. It
does seem from comments that many owners have had RPM
issues with this Volvo diesel. Regards, Claude
Roessiger
--- pheyden2000 <amel98@dellepro.com> wrote:
Can anyone help me out with suggestion's on diesel
heat for my Super
Maramu? We sail in Northern California's cold
waters, and running
the gen set 24 hrs a day is not an option.
Have any Amel owners installed any supplementary
heat in their boats?

We have aprox. 1600 hrs on our TMD22 Volvo. At max
throttle we can
attain only 2500 rpms. We installed all new fuel
filters, cleaned
the prop and hull to perfection. Seems like we are
also not the only
ones with reduced rpms. We run Max throttle for 15
to 30 min. every
5 hrs. We have a clean burn, no smoke what so ever
in all rpm ranges.
Is cleaning the Turbo the first thing to do here?
Thank You from
Peter and Sherry on Liebling.


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Diesel heat for the boat and reduced RPM'S

pheyden2000 <amel98@...>
 

Can anyone help me out with suggestion's on diesel heat for my Super
Maramu? We sail in Northern California's cold waters, and running
the gen set 24 hrs a day is not an option.
Have any Amel owners installed any supplementary heat in their boats?

We have aprox. 1600 hrs on our TMD22 Volvo. At max throttle we can
attain only 2500 rpms. We installed all new fuel filters, cleaned
the prop and hull to perfection. Seems like we are also not the only
ones with reduced rpms. We run Max throttle for 15 to 30 min. every
5 hrs. We have a clean burn, no smoke what so ever in all rpm ranges.
Is cleaning the Turbo the first thing to do here? Thank You from
Peter and Sherry on Liebling.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub rail damage

Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Dear Michael,

This will not be what you want to hear...but it is the truth. All you need
is a better gel coat man. Seriously, in the thirteen years the Super Maramu
has been made, I've seen a lot of scuffed brown rub rails. In preparing
many of these boats for market, we have always been able to find locally
obtainable brown gel coat that is able to be perfectly matched to that which
has been damaged. Seriously, give another guy a try. Consult local boat
dealers regarding who they would suggest to do the repair. It's a bit like
being an artist to be a good gel coat guy and sometimes the good ones are so
busy they are hard to find.

We don't recommend clients take spare gel coat as it has a very short shelf
life, especially when "thermally cycled" excessively as a boat heats
up/cools off every day, particularly when idle with no one aboard.

Michael, I've done these repairs myself, satisfactorily, and I'm just a
hack. A good guy will work wonders.

Good luck,

Joel F. Potter
Cruising Yacht Specialist
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Meltem & Super Maramu for sale

Woods, Dennis (WMI, Ireland) <dennis.woods@...>
 

Chris & Mllie,
Many thanks for the information, I currently own a Fango 33 and am looking
to move up to a Santorin. If you hear of any going for sail I would be very
grateful if you could let me know.
Regards
Dennis DENNIS.WOODS@WARNERMUSIC.COM

-----Original Message-----
From: milnchris [mailto:no_reply@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: 22 November 2002 15:44
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Meltem & Super Maramu for sale


Just to let you know that we know of the following yachts for sale:
Meltem, 1975, £82.500 (Henri Amel's own boat at one stage)
Super Maramu, 1992, 350.000 Euro
both located on Mallorca in Spain
Being the proud owners of a Sharki would love to help someone step
aboard and sail away on either of these!!
Anyone want the details?
Cheers
Chris & Millie




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Meltem & Super Maramu for sale

milnchris <no_reply@...>
 

Just to let you know that we know of the following yachts for sale:
Meltem, 1975, £82.500 (Henri Amel's own boat at one stage)
Super Maramu, 1992, 350.000 Euro
both located on Mallorca in Spain
Being the proud owners of a Sharki would love to help someone step
aboard and sail away on either of these!!
Anyone want the details?
Cheers
Chris & Millie


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB Antenna's & Interference

svcrusader <g4ljf@...>
 

Thanks Bill,

I guess that to screen the controller and compressor is easier said
than done. However in my case, I did prove that it was the yacht
wiring that was the radiator by powering the unit from a pair of 12V
batteries placed next to the freezer. With short leads, the problem
completely vanished. RFI is a complex subject, and it is probable
that no two installations are identical. It will be interesting to
see what happens when I get my new SM2000 next year.

Best Wishes and enjoy your new boat.

Ian

Crusader


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB Antenna's & Interference

itacknjibe
 

The name of the boat is Sogno di Mare, not Songo di Mare. Can't spell the name of my own boat!


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB Antenna's & Interference

itacknjibe
 

The problem you mention regarding the freezer controller sounds like one which Gordon West talks a lot about, and which, apparently, the refrigeration mfgrs don't own up to. It can apparently be fixed by placing a screen shield around the refrigeration controller and compressor unit.

Thanks for the info on the SSB antennas. We take delivery of our SM2000 in May 03.

Bill (Songo di Mare)



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Rub rail damage

mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@...>
 

I recently had some rub rail damage on the rub rail of my SM 2000
Second Call. A small length of the brown gelcoat was rubbed off when
the boat was pushed against a piling. Amel advises they can send the
gelcoat ($5.00) but the shipping is a whopping $400! (Gelcoat is a
hazardous substance). Amel in Guadeloupe cannot ship it either. I
previously had a fiberglass man try and mix gelcoat to match, but the
result was less than satisfactory. If you are picking up a new Amel
in France, I suggest you purchase some gelcoat. There will be a time
you will need it. Has anyone had better luck with finding the brown
gelcoat? Second, re cleaning the faux teak decks, I have found
(quite by accident) that sunscreen (believe it or not) acts like a
wax and brings up the faded color nicely. Non skid waxes never
worked for me, including the Aurora non skid wax which left a white
haze on the deck. Be careful, however, sunscreen is very slippery --
but your decks won't get sunburned.
Finally, as with other listmates, the rail mount for my SSB antenna
suddenly failed from sun damage sending my antenna into the ocean.
Luckily, it was still attached at the base and retrieved without
incident. It is something to keep an eye on and I agree you should
carry a spare.
Michael Glass/ Second Call
Any help on the gelcoat issue is appreciated.


SSB Antenna's & Interference

svcrusader <g4ljf@...>
 

Hi All,

I was interested to read Gary's comments on the Bantem SSB vertical.
I have had two brackets crack during 25,000 miles of sailing in the
past two years. Like all plastic fittings, they do not last that long
in the tropical sun.I keep a permanent back up in place now with two
very strong nylon cable ties around the antenna in case the bracket
gives way completely. I have seen this happen to another boat. It
can be expensive!

I also have had the top part of the antenna unscrew. Luckily I
noticed it before it fell off during one of my rare visits to a
marina, when at low tide, the problem was noticeable from the dock
wall. I would strongly recommend that all owners use Locktite or a
similar thread lock substance to stop the top half unscrewing.

As a keen radio ham I am interested in long distance communications
from the boat. I can vouch that the vertical does radiate a low angle
signal very well indeed. However, verticals are notoriously noisy on
receive, and the noise level on the SM2000 is very high, particularly
on frequencies above 10 Mhz.

I have overcome this to some extent by fitting a 12V coaxial relay so
that I transmit on the vertical and receive on the triatic between
the two masts. This antenna being almost horizontal is very much
quieter on receive, and it makes emails email and weather fax much
easier when signals are poor. You will find the coax from the triatic
behind the left hand panel above the nav desk. You will probably have
to fit a PL 259 connector to the bottom end.

The relay I used is a Totsu CX-600. I got mine from Henry Radio in
LA. If your radio has a pin out that goes to ground when you
transmit, then it's easy to fit. There is a 12V supply point at the
back of the nav table, or from the cigar lighter socket.

Does anyone have a cure for the interference caused by the fridge and
freezer controller units on SSB? (Loud bleeping sounds). I have spent
a lot of time on this and still have not completely solved the
problem. The later controllers are a bit better than those fitted in
2000, and if you power them from a short cable from a battery the
problem disappears altogether. It would appear that it is the yacht's
wiring that is radiating the RF. I have tried various chokes, but no
luck so far. Any help would be welcome.

Best Wishes

Ian Shepherd

SM2000 #299 Crusader


How To Post, part 2

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

One last thing:

If you choose NOT TO disclose your email address to the
group, you cannot post to this group via email.

Richard


How To Post

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

Over the past couple of months there's been a fair amount of posts
that haven't made their way on to the site. I think many of the posts
are spam but some may be from amelyachtowners members that are having
trouble getting messages posted.

You can post messages one of two ways:
Via loging in to the amelyachtowners site and posting from there, or
via email.

Via email

To send a message to other group members, create an email and address
it to amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com. Group names are not case
sensitive.

Note: you can only post to groups you've joined, and only from email
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Via the Yahoo! Groups Web Site

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Note: Yahoo! Groups restricts messages to 1 megabyte in size to
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Hope this helps.

Richard


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Exhaust stain

Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Hi Bill,

I hope you and Sara are both well and happy.

Minimizing the soot on your portside requires a two prong attack.

First, since your Volvo engine is more prone to produce soot than the later
YANMAR engines, the mechanical health of the engine is very important. When
at idle in a marina, look at the exhaust outlets, if you see evidence of a
sheen on the water (like when you spill gas or diesel onto the water) your
injectors probably need servicing. There is a lot of controversy regarding
servicing versus replacing the injectors. You will generally have better
luck replacing them.

Your turbocharged engine needs special treatment. 1 hour out of each 10 (or
15 minutes out of each 2 1/2 hours, which is actually better) the engine
must be run HARD at 2600 RPM or more. THIS WILL NOT HURT THE ENGINE. To
make a long story short, this helps preclude "COKING" the turbocharger or
coating the inside with carbon. If the engine smokes a lot at high power,
the injectors or injector fuel distribution pump needs servicing. Worse
case is extreme mechanical wear which is a prelude to an overhaul but this
is unlikely at under 5000 hours unless the engine has had abuse, poor
maintenance, or has been severely overheated.

Even the most perfect diesel motor will make some soot, which is today now
called particulate matter and the cause of considerable scientific debate
regarding health issues and even global warming. I digress.

To minimize the effect of these particles, wash then polish the hull at and
after the exhaust port. It's hard work, as you know, but get it perfectly
clean. Next, polish the gel coat again with a proprietary gel coat polish
with a small amount of polish/grit in it. This smoothes the pores of the
gel coat. Finally apply several THIN COATS of a marine carnuba wax with
silicone or, better yet, TEFLON. Eight thin coats, such as when wiping the
wax on with a water damp sponge containing some wax are much much better
than one or two or three thick coats as you polish/wipe off all but a thin
layer with each application. In the Caribbean, you need to re-wax every
other month. It's a pain in the keester but not as bad as removing the
black soot stripe.

I hope this helps.

All the best,
Joel


Re: Exhaust stain

sm2000299 <g4ljf@...>
 

Hi Bill,

I agree it's a pain to keep the hull clean. I had a meeting with
Jacques Carteau recently and suggested that the exhausts be routed to
the underside of the transom. He said that this would cause
unacceptable noise in the aft cabin, though I doubt that it would be
often that you are trying to sleep and run the generator or engine.
At sea, not that I motor, I sleep in the companionway berth.

I did purchase a cleaner called Purple Blaster which is from FL. It's
pretty good at getting the stains off, and oil slicks too. I wonder
if it's the old 'Swipe' repackaged?

As you probably heard, I am not sailing at present, but hope to be
before too long.

Regards

Ian

Crusader


Exhaust stain

svladysadie <no_reply@...>
 

It is very difficult to keep the hull clean because of the exhaust
fumes on the port side. Has anyone come up with a good answer to
this problem. Bill on s/v Lady Sadie


Battery Equalization

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi to all,
Since we've raised the subject of batteries, I would like to share
my experiences with equalization, which I have found very useful in
extending the life of the Delphi/Delco Freedom batteries installed on
board Super Maramus.
Equalization is a high-voltage charge applied to fully charged
batteries (at low amperage), which serves to remove sulphation from
the plates, stir up the electrolyte, and "rejuvenate" the batteries.
There is a lot written about this in the literature, I don't need to
repeat it here.
I have a Heart Interface Inverter/charger on board, 220V/24V,
rated at 2500W, which also has a 60Amp charger. I use this to apply
an equalization charge to all 8 batteries at once, about once a
season. The equalization session is programmed by the charger. It
lasts about 8 hours, and runs at about 29 volts. Everything must be
disconnected from the batteries downstream. I find it restores the
performance of the batteries remarkably.
Any questions, please e-mail me.
Regards, Roy


Battery informations

sardinaux <maramu@...>
 

Dear all.
Further to my previous answer I'm attaching some battery links which
I found very interesting, specially, for those like me who want to
understand better how these quite hidden but indispensable "crew"
work, and how to take better care of them
Good wind.
Erick MEJEAN
http://www.uuhome.de/william.darden/carfaq.htm
http://www.marinebatteries.com/faq.html#4


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] questions from new Amel owner

Erick M. <maramu@...>
 

Hi David
I'm the happy owner of a 1995 SM as you.
GENSET
The hourly consumption that you can expect is in the range of three liters per hour at full load(A lot of information are available in the Onan operating book).
Why I say at full load is because running the genset only for the purpose of supplying AC to the battery charger is not very good for the engine. The generator load is very little and this could lead to glazed the cylinder. As such it is recommended to run either the aircond or the heaters depending on the season as well as the water maker which will maintain a substantial load on the battery charger (turn on the water maker only after your batteries management system indicate a charge in the range of 20 amp, as turning it on too early would slow down the charging process by the amount of intensity sucked up by the water maker which if I'm not wrong is in the range of 23 to 25 amp.
Navigation Lights
Amel think about.......... almost everything. You got the navigation light regulation right, but it seems that Amel has a different reading and to my knowledge the lights which are fitted on the SM are not compliant with the regulation. However I must stress that I have never been fined for that.........I believe that while being seen is very important, to keep a thorough watch while sailing or motoring is more important
Batteries charging
The batteries charging is one of the favorite topic of discussion among Amel owners.A full encyclopedia may not be big enough to cover the topic. However in order for you to get a good understanding of the batteries charging process I would recommend you to take a look at Victon web site which covers very comprehensively the topic.
Furthermore I'm sure that many owners are better experienced and qualified than me to cover the topic http://www.onboardpower.com/pdfs/ElectricityonBoard.PDF

Have a good and safe crossing
Best regards
Erick MEJEAN









----Original Message Follows----
From: "davidcrisp" <david@familycrisp.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] questions from new Amel owner
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 08:14:14 -0000

Hi All,

Bought a 1995 Super Maramu three months ago. AM hoping some of you
experienced owners cananswer some questions I have.

(1) Fuel Consumption - engine (TMD22)
What is the recommended motoring speed and engine RPM for the Super
Maramu? What is the fuel consumption at this cruising speed?

(2) Fuel consumption - generator
What is the normal fuel consumption of the generator? I have an
Onan 6.5KVA

(3) Battery Charger
The boat house batteries are not fully recharging after use.
I have reset the battery management system.
After one cycle of use (to 65% discharge) the battery management
system is indicating recharge to about 92-95% capacity after 4 hours
of charging (this is a long time it seems to me). After one week on
220V shore power with battery charger always on the system is
showing 98% charge.
The battery bank has 400AHrs at 24V total capacity.
I have checked the battery bank voltage with charger off, all load
removed and after one hour stabilization the voltage is 26.50V.
With battery charger on voltage is 28.05V

I am concerned that as I cycle the batteries more I will
progressively loose capacity as they sulphate through incomplete
recharging. A new set of batteries were installed one year ago.
Can antone advise me what to do or who to speak to?
What further checks should I make?

(4) Depth SOunder.
What is the depth offset for the depth sounder to display actual
water depth? (ie distance from sensor to water level)

(5) I notice there is an orange light or plastic dome on the top of
the main mast. Can you tell me what this is for? It has a grey
wire running from it down the mast.

(6) When motoring under power at night regulations state you should
show red and green navigation lights in the bow, a white stern light
and a second white light showing forwards over an arc of 225 degrees
("steaming light") about half way up the mast. On my Amel there is
no "steaming light" half way up the mast. In my experience of the
Super Maramu so far Amel appear to think of everything! Can anyone
explain why Amel has not fitted one? I believe I need to fit a
steaming light but perhaps I have misunderstood the regulations.

(7) The B&G Hydra system has no flux gate compass. Can I hook the
B&G system up to the Autohelm system via NMEA in order to share
compass data from the Autohelm? Likewise can you link the GPS and
radar? How do you do such things?

FYI am currently in Mahon, Menorca. We hope to leave for Gibraltar
in a few days. From there onto the Canaries and Caribbean. Not
doing the ARC but would love to be in touch with any other Amel
owners crossing this winter.

Regards
David Crisp
'Gallant of Fowey'










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