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Re: Dessalator

m_iachelli
 

Hi Giovanni,
The workshop they are talking about is NECOL in Sint Maarten (Dutch
side) and the name of the technician is François. Don't bother
calling them if you want to replace parts of your Dessalator. They
are not dealears of the brand, but they are very good at repairing
almost any brand. If you'll contact them they will probably tell you
to change system. I talk about some problem of my Dessalator with
François around 18 months ago and he didn't have a great opinion of
Dessalator even if he would have been able to fix it. They are not
only dealers of watermakers, but also builders of the system, meaning
that they can project and build a system for you. The only downside
of the shop is the prices. In any case, their website is
www.necol.com and you can contact them at info@necol.com . If you
want to stick with Dessalator (maybe not the best idea if you don't
live in Europe) better contact their dealer in USA at info@great-
water.com or you maybe could try to get something out of Amel yard in
Guadeloupe. The contacts some of the members has given you are just
nice shop owners who will contact Dessalator in France for you and
charge you on the original price. Of the two is best St. Martin at
least you will not be charged for the TVA (IVA 20%).
I hope to have helped you. If you plan to sail north to St Martin let
me know and I could direct you onto one or two technicians that can
fix your problems and don't drain your bank account.
Buon Vento
Mauro
"Esperanza" Euros #166

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

Giovanni,

My guess is that the low pressure pump is not putting out the
required
pressure...but it is only a guess.

Anyway, here are 2 contacts I used in the Caribbean:
Mr. Yvon Icare
Chantier Naval
ZAC artimer - Bât D
Quartier Montgérald
97290 Le Marin, Matinique
+33 (0) 5 96 74 70 78
antillesmarine"at"wanadoo.fr (substitute @ for "at")
========================
L'ile Marine (manager: Guy ___?)
Sandy Ground Bridge
Rue Lady Fish
Marigot, Saint Martin, F.W.I. T: 590-29-08-60
L.ile.marine"at"budgetmarine.com (substitute @ for "at")


Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Giovanni Testa"
<gtesta23@> wrote:

Hi to all,

I have an Amel-Dessalator 160 lt 2004 and I'm in Venezuela.

At the start the low press gauge doesn't mark green and remains on
red, but after 2 minutes ca the HI press starts and it is possible
to
regulate the Restrictor valve and to have fresh water. No allarm. It
seams all working properly, also the Low P.

I have replaced the 2 filters without any change.

may be the gauge blocked in the thin blu tube ? other problems?

More, the restrictor valve drips a little.I have tightened the
bolt
once 5 monthes ago, now it drops again and I have tightened it
again.
Is it normal ?

Where is possible to find Dessalator service in Caribbean ?

Thank to all for any suggestions and all the best for the New Year

Giovanni TESTA

S/V EUTIKIA




Re: Dessalator

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Giovanni:

Regarding your post : " At the start the low press gauge doesn't mark green and remains on red, but after 2
minutes ca the HI press starts and it is possible to regulate the Restrictor valve and to have fresh water. No
allarm. It seams all working properly, also the Low P."

To trouble shoot this problem I suggest the following:

1. While you are in the engine room next to the low pressure pump, have your
assistant start the watermaker. After approximately 20 seconds you should hear
the low pressure pump start. Approximately 90 seconds later you will hear the
high pressure pump start.

2. Once the low pressure pump starts (if it does) and prior to the high pressure pump starting, look over
the side of the boat and see if sea water is flowing out the thru hole on the port side.

If the low pressure pump fails to start it could be due to:

A. Tripped circuit breaker for the BP pump (located in the electrical box on the back
side of the water maker which is accessible from the port lazerette , see my water maker picture folder)
or
B. Bad control relay on the the circuit board in the electrical box (again, see the photos in the Watermaker
Service Folder)
C. Bad ganged relay in the electrical box.

You can manually set the ganged relay, thus bypassing the control relay, by using the small lever on the
front of the ganged relay (see Photos). If manually setting the ganged relay with its lever causes the low
pressure pump to run, then the control relay or its circuitry is bad. Write back for instructions on how to
wire a manual override like Richard suggested.

If the BP pump Circuit Breaker is ok and the ganged relay clicks and the pump doesn't run then you have
a bad pump (most likely)

If the pump runs, you have sea water out the side of the boat, but you still don't show feed water pressure
at the panel then you have a faulty gauge.

Check to see if the gauge is leaking or the fluid in it is discolored or cloudy. You can obtain a new gauge
from Amel by emailing Olivier Beaute at sav at amel dot fr , as I have done so. Dont' bother trying to have
Dessalator ship directly, it is a nightmare. They don't have any expertise in shipping or handling purchases
internationally.

The gauge is removed by removing the three screws on the faceplace, then unscrewing the gauge
from the rear of the panel using a wrench. The gauge merely screws into a brass manifold. These
are typical European non-NPT (National Pipe Thread) threads. That is they are not tapered pipe
threads and therefore are difficult to seal. When installing the new gauge you will need to seal the
threads with something, 3M5200 does NOT work.

Hope this helps, let us know what your finding are.

Gary Amel SM Hull # 335


Re: [Amel] Re: Watermaker for Santorin

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

Hi,
 
A previous owner had an Italian Marinco Aquastar Junior 60L fitted by REYA in Cannes.
It was fitted on the starboard side of the aft, big, locker, with an salt water intake pipe at the starboard aft end of the engine room.   Dont copy it!   On a long passage the last thing you really want to do is open up the aft locker, particularly if you are running downwind with a "solid" following sea!   Another problem was that it was very easy to knock the swich to on when working in the locker and particularly when you were climbing in or out of the locker.
 
The arrangement suggested below should be much more practicable.   Nothing wrong with the Marinco watermaker though.
 
Regards,
 
Robin Cooter,
Santorin 004, Belouga.

--- On Mon, 5/1/09, Craig & Katherine <sangaris@aol.com> wrote:

From: Craig & Katherine <sangaris@aol.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Watermaker for Santorin
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, 5 January, 2009, 3:58 PM






Hi M&H,
We installed an Offshore Marine Systems (aka Village Marine) component
system.
-Sea water intake through-hull is in engine room near aft bulkhead to
port of the engine stringer.
-For accessibility, the feed water pump and filters are in aft wet
locker next to the fuel tank. We have a 20 micron and a 5, plus a third
carbon filter for the flush system.
-For noise reduction, the high pressure pump is in the engine room
mounted on the starboard wall with vibration dampeners.
-For accessibility the control module and membrane are in the area
above the fuel tank (on the other side of the bulkhead from the hi
pressure pump - easy plumbing).
-It is a 120v system as we have a genset, but you could easily run 12v.

Don't know your itinerary but we're in Sicily headed your way this
year. We'll keep an eye out for you.
Cheers,
Craig and Katherine
Santorin #68 - s/v Sangaris


Re: [Amel] Re: furling motor mounting bushing

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Hello Pat,

How about posting the contact information to the list?

Roy Duddy

Unwineding

Sharki #123



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 10:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: furling motor mounting bushing



Pat, send me a phone number and I'll get you a better source.
Richard on SM 209

--- On Sat, 1/3/09, sailw32@aol.com <mailto:sailw32%40aol.com>
<sailw32@aol.com <mailto:sailw32%40aol.com> > wrote:

From: sailw32@aol.com <mailto:sailw32%40aol.com> <sailw32@aol.com
<mailto:sailw32%40aol.com> >
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: furling motor mounting bushing
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Saturday, January 3, 2009, 9:38 AM

















Two weeks ago I sent my gearbox to a
Bonfigioli rep in Vineland,N.J. He

felt he would be able to identify the gearbox and find a
replacement or a set of

gears an seals to rebuild. Dealing direct should save
considerable money,I

bought a gearbox from Amel last year and with shipping it
was over $600. .

However UPS lost my gearbox and just sent me a claim
form.If you are in the

U.S. and want to send your gearbox to this rep I will
provide contact info.I

suggest insurance.Your outhaul gearbox will probably go
soon since they have the

same wear on it,that's what happened with my boat. Pat
SM Shenanigans





In a message dated 1/2/2009 10:03:37 P.M. Eastern Standard
Time,

mdondra@verizon.
net writes:



Thanks, will look into having them locally machined.



Now the harder question. In disassembling the mainsail
furling gearbox some

water flowed out. I found the top bearing pretty well
shot, the gearbox

grease pretty well solidified, the gear worn, and the
bearing for the motor

shaft solidly caked in hard grease. Likely that some water
penetrated

through the drive shaft top seal. Has anyone taken this
assembly apart,

removing the aluminum slotted drive socket from the top,
and pressed off the

bearings to replace them? In this case the gear and the
shaft seals would

also need replacement. Are such kit's available?



Secondly, has anyone been successful in removing the gear
box from the

motor? This would be necessary to clean and re-grease the
motor shaft thrust

bearing, or, as ugly as the inside was upon opening, to
replace the entire

gearbox and re-utilize the motor.



As the furling process is so critical to safety and
pleasure when cruising,

I would think that furling motor gearbox maintenance is
something that

owners should be able to perform from time to time, and
that rebuild kits or

replacement gear boxes would be available. What are others
doing in this

regard after 5 to 10 years?



I have posted photos of both the outhaul and main furling
gearboxes in the

ALETES photo album. Note that getting the screws out of
the gear box covers

was exceptionally difficult, requiring the use of an
impact screwdriver and

much exertion. I will replace the screws with new ones as
the slots were

damaged, re-tap the treads they screw into to loosen them
up, and use

anti-seize compound on them when assembling to allow an
easier extraction

next time!



Mike Ondra

ALETES SM 240



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Re: Watermaker for Santorin

Craig Briggs
 

Hi M&H,
We installed an Offshore Marine Systems (aka Village Marine) component
system.
-Sea water intake through-hull is in engine room near aft bulkhead to
port of the engine stringer.
-For accessibility, the feed water pump and filters are in aft wet
locker next to the fuel tank. We have a 20 micron and a 5, plus a third
carbon filter for the flush system.
-For noise reduction, the high pressure pump is in the engine room
mounted on the starboard wall with vibration dampeners.
-For accessibility the control module and membrane are in the area
above the fuel tank (on the other side of the bulkhead from the hi
pressure pump - easy plumbing).
-It is a 120v system as we have a genset, but you could easily run 12v.

Don't know your itinerary but we're in Sicily headed your way this
year. We'll keep an eye out for you.
Cheers,
Craig and Katherine
Santorin #68 - s/v Sangaris


Re: Dessalator

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Giovanni,
UPDATE

Guy Driard is the store manager of L'ile Marine in St. Martin and his
email address is guy.driard"at"budgetmarine.com

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387


My guess is that the low pressure pump is not putting out the required
pressure...but it is only a guess.

Anyway, here are 2 contacts I used in the Caribbean:
Mr. Yvon Icare
Chantier Naval
ZAC artimer - Bât D
Quartier Montgérald
97290 Le Marin, Matinique
+33 (0) 5 96 74 70 78
antillesmarine"at"wanadoo.fr (substitute @ for "at")
========================
L'ile Marine (manager: Guy ___?)
Sandy Ground Bridge
Rue Lady Fish
Marigot, Saint Martin, F.W.I. T: 590-29-08-60
L.ile.marine"at"budgetmarine.com (substitute @ for "at")


Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Giovanni Testa"
<gtesta23@> wrote:

Hi to all,

I have an Amel-Dessalator 160 lt 2004 and I'm in Venezuela.

At the start the low press gauge doesn't mark green and remains on
red, but after 2 minutes ca the HI press starts and it is possible to
regulate the Restrictor valve and to have fresh water. No allarm. It
seams all working properly, also the Low P.

I have replaced the 2 filters without any change.

may be the gauge blocked in the thin blu tube ? other problems?

More, the restrictor valve drips a little.I have tightened the bolt
once 5 monthes ago, now it drops again and I have tightened it again.
Is it normal ?

Where is possible to find Dessalator service in Caribbean ?

Thank to all for any suggestions and all the best for the New Year

Giovanni TESTA

S/V EUTIKIA


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Re: Dessalator

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Giovanni,

My guess is that the low pressure pump is not putting out the required
pressure...but it is only a guess.

Anyway, here are 2 contacts I used in the Caribbean:
Mr. Yvon Icare
Chantier Naval
ZAC artimer - Bât D
Quartier Montgérald
97290 Le Marin, Matinique
+33 (0) 5 96 74 70 78
antillesmarine"at"wanadoo.fr (substitute @ for "at")
========================
L'ile Marine (manager: Guy ___?)
Sandy Ground Bridge
Rue Lady Fish
Marigot, Saint Martin, F.W.I. T: 590-29-08-60
L.ile.marine"at"budgetmarine.com (substitute @ for "at")


Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Giovanni Testa"
<gtesta23@...> wrote:

Hi to all,

I have an Amel-Dessalator 160 lt 2004 and I'm in Venezuela.

At the start the low press gauge doesn't mark green and remains on
red, but after 2 minutes ca the HI press starts and it is possible to
regulate the Restrictor valve and to have fresh water. No allarm. It
seams all working properly, also the Low P.

I have replaced the 2 filters without any change.

may be the gauge blocked in the thin blu tube ? other problems?

More, the restrictor valve drips a little.I have tightened the bolt
once 5 monthes ago, now it drops again and I have tightened it again.
Is it normal ?

Where is possible to find Dessalator service in Caribbean ?

Thank to all for any suggestions and all the best for the New Year

Giovanni TESTA

S/V EUTIKIA




Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We find the it best and safest to hove to with a a storm jib and short main. We done it in 60 kts and 30 ft+ seas.. you don't have to go forward and the boat rides will on the seas.

Going down wind we lay a 200 ft line over the stern using both stern cleats. That is enough to hold her in 35 kts and 20 ft following seas.

good luck hope you never need it.
Richard on SM 209

--- On Fri, 1/2/09, Howard Berger <svresolute@hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Howard Berger <svresolute@hotmail.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 2, 2009, 7:07 PM



















The Pardy's actually recommend using a sea anchor
(parachute type such as those made by ParaTech) when hove
to, not a drogue. The sea anchor is meant to hold the bow
at a fixed angle to the wind and reduce leeway and is
deployed from the bow of the boat. A drogue, which is
deployed from the stern, is used to reduce boat speed when
running in huge seas and rotten conditions.



To: amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. comFrom: karkauai@yahoo.
comDate: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:36:51 -0800Subject: RE:
[Amel] New Set of Sails



Couldn't make the video come up, but sounds like a
harrowing experience. Have you ever hove to with a drogue
deployed over the side as Larry Pardee recommends? I'm
planning to be safely snug in a harbor north of the
hurricane belt during that part of the year, but I know some
time I'll get caught in a blow. Not sure you can really
prepare for it, but would like to have a feel for different
tactics in an Amel.Kent --- On Thu, 1/1/09, kimberlite
<kimberlite@optonlin
e.net> wrote:From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin
e.net>Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of SailsTo: amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. comDate: Thursday, January 1, 2009, 12:33
AMHere is a video of the coast guard rescue of some of the
crew of Free fall.We heard the helicopters and c130 asking
to keep an eye out for men in thewater. You can see 2 in he
water and the life raft being blown all over.One died. 4
boats abandoned. It was the same hurricane we were in except
we were further to sea with MUCHlarger seas and stronger
winds. We have adjustable loops added to the bridle of the
drogue to change theangle of the stern of the boat to the
seas. The cleats held up to the pullof the drogue. To
retrieve the drogue you will need a block of wood to keepthe
bridle out of the Chocks. We had to hand tail the drogue
into the boatusing the primary winches. You have to stop
once in a while to give thewinches time to cool off .our
thermal cutouts on the winches tripped a fewtimes. You must
also hand tail most of the drogue as the lines are
muchheavier than the winches were designed for. You also
have to go slowly;otherwise you will tear up the cones in
the chocks or in the winch.http:/
/lifefloating by.blogspot. com/2008/ 10/coast-
guard-rescues- 2-mt-pleasant. htmlAs far as I know we were
the only boat that made it through the Hurricaneforce
wins-36 hours-from the northeast. Branson in his 90 footer
had somuch damage he pulled into Bermuda. We passed him and
flew past the last 2storms. The only damage we suffered was
that the tabs that hold the rear ofthe doghouse to the
cockpit sole tore.Considering we had it up in over 80 knots
directly into the wind, it asimpressive that it held
together.I know we would have not made it with a sea anchor
or any other drogue. Tounderstand how it rally works you
must see it in action. Which I hope younever do. I also
launched this in my 37 foot tartan in another hurricaneyears
ago.Unfortunately Mr Jordan Died a few weeks ago. He never
patented the drogueor as fat as I know ever made a cent from
the sales of the drogue.Rest in peace my savior.Fair
Winds,EricAmel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite__ ___ From:
amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com[mailto:amelyach towners@
yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Yeager MoonsterSent:
Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:11 PMTo: amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. comSubject: RE: [Amel] New Set of SailsI take
it you were pleased with the performance of the Jordon
series drogue.Could you describe your experience with it?
Was it attached to the boatusing the standard stern cleats
or do you have special attachment points?How did you
retrieve the drogue?Thanks! George Phillips--- On Tue,
12/30/08, kimberlite <kimberlite@ optonlin<mailto:
kimberlite% 40optonline. net> e.net> wrote:From:
kimberlite <kimberlite@ optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%
40optonline. net>e.net>Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of
SailsTo: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow
ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>yahoogroups. comDate: Tuesday,
December 30, 2008, 6:06 PMHi,Offshore and in the Caribbean
we use an approximately 10 ounce Doyle sailYankee cut and
about 110 percent. If you have light air our Gennaker and
1/1/2 oz genoa for light air.The heavy weather sail was made
specifically to furl to at least 50 percentand we have
tested it in over 50 knots recently. It is a beautiful sail
andi strongly recommend that specific Doyle sail. It was
measured on board sowe could furl it and still have good
shape when highly furled.Over 50 knots steady we went to
bare poles and then beyond that we went tothe Jordan series
drogue. If you don't have one of those on board you
aremaking a BIG mistake.Fair Winds,EricAmel Super Maramu
#376 Kimberlite__ ___ From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups.
com[mailto:amelyach tow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of
Richard PillerSent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:37 AMTo:
amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. comSubject: Re: [Amel] New Set
of SailsKent, use the inner stay that should be tied to the
rail of the 48. We useda small high clue head sail several
times in heavy weather. In fact we usedit to hove to for
several days in our old 48. It works great. You shouldalso
find a 3:1 block and tackle with 5/8 line on the boat. That
is what isused to attached the inner stay to the deck cleat.
Good luck with your new boat..Richard and Joan in Corsica on
SM 209--- On Mon, 12/29/08, Kent Robertson
<karkauai@yahoo. <mailto:karkauai % 40yahoo.com>
com> wrote:> From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.
<mailto:karkauai% 40yahoo.com> com>> Subject:
Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails> To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou
ps.com>yahoogroups. com> Date: Monday, December 29,
2008, 10:12 AM> Thanks, Richard/Joan, > I've gone
ahead and ordered both headsails (the 145 and> 110) from
Banks/Gulfcoast. Hoping to get the boat to> Galveston (by
truck from Lake Texoma) in the next week and> have her
ready to go in time to sail to S Fla. by mid Jan.> >
What kind of storm sail do you use? I know there is a>
storm sail of some kind on the boat, but I don't
know> yet what kind or what kind of shape it's in.
I'm> in NC and the boat's in TX.> >
Yipppppeeeee! !!!!!!> Kent> > --- On Mon, 12/29/08,
Richard Piller> <richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380
1%40yahoo. com> yahoo.com> wrote:> > > From:
Richard Piller <richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380
1%40yahoo. com>yahoo.com> > Subject: Re: [Amel] New
Set of Sails> To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow
ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>yahoogroups. com> Date:
Monday, December 29, 2008, 4:51 AM> > > > >
Hi, you may wish to try Super Sails in Ft.
Laurderdale FL> they give Amel owners a deal.. If you do
use them get the HD> sails as they'll do better at
sea... Also if you are> going to in Carib get the
blaster... Good luck and congrats> on your
"new" Amel> Richard and Joan on Challenge SM
209> > --- On Fri, 12/19/08, karkauai
<karkauai@yahoo. com>> wrote:> > > From:
karkauai <karkauai@yahoo. com>> > Subject:
[Amel] New Set of Sails> > To: amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. com> > Date: Friday, December 19, 2008,
9:42 AM> > Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just
bought> > 1999SuperMaramu on > > Lake Texoma.
Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying> to> >
get her > > ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a
new set of> > sails, and I'd > > like some
opinions on what was recommended by Banks> Sails> >
Gulf Coast > > after talking to Amel. He said that a
145% genoa was> > recommended for > > anything
up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail> ~110%>
for steady > > winds of 20+.> > 145% genoa
sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering> if> >
those you who > > are sailing SuperMaramu' s are
using this> configuration> > and what you > >
think of it. If you're using something else,>
what?,> > and what are the > > conditions your
sailing in? I was thinking something> more> > like
120-> > 130% genoa???> > > > I'm going
to need some hand-holding for a while,> > you'll
probably hear a > > lot from me in the coming
months.> > > > thanks in advance for your
help.> > Kent Robertson> > > > > >
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Re: [Amel] Re: furling motor mounting bushing

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Pat, send me a phone number and I'll get you a better source.
Richard on SM 209

--- On Sat, 1/3/09, sailw32@aol.com <sailw32@aol.com> wrote:

From: sailw32@aol.com <sailw32@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: furling motor mounting bushing
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, January 3, 2009, 9:38 AM

















Two weeks ago I sent my gearbox to a
Bonfigioli rep in Vineland,N.J. He

felt he would be able to identify the gearbox and find a
replacement or a set of

gears an seals to rebuild. Dealing direct should save
considerable money,I

bought a gearbox from Amel last year and with shipping it
was over $600. .

However UPS lost my gearbox and just sent me a claim
form.If you are in the

U.S. and want to send your gearbox to this rep I will
provide contact info.I

suggest insurance.Your outhaul gearbox will probably go
soon since they have the

same wear on it,that's what happened with my boat. Pat
SM Shenanigans





In a message dated 1/2/2009 10:03:37 P.M. Eastern Standard
Time,

mdondra@verizon.
net writes:



Thanks, will look into having them locally machined.



Now the harder question. In disassembling the mainsail
furling gearbox some

water flowed out. I found the top bearing pretty well
shot, the gearbox

grease pretty well solidified, the gear worn, and the
bearing for the motor

shaft solidly caked in hard grease. Likely that some water
penetrated

through the drive shaft top seal. Has anyone taken this
assembly apart,

removing the aluminum slotted drive socket from the top,
and pressed off the

bearings to replace them? In this case the gear and the
shaft seals would

also need replacement. Are such kit's available?



Secondly, has anyone been successful in removing the gear
box from the

motor? This would be necessary to clean and re-grease the
motor shaft thrust

bearing, or, as ugly as the inside was upon opening, to
replace the entire

gearbox and re-utilize the motor.



As the furling process is so critical to safety and
pleasure when cruising,

I would think that furling motor gearbox maintenance is
something that

owners should be able to perform from time to time, and
that rebuild kits or

replacement gear boxes would be available. What are others
doing in this

regard after 5 to 10 years?



I have posted photos of both the outhaul and main furling
gearboxes in the

ALETES photo album. Note that getting the screws out of
the gear box covers

was exceptionally difficult, requiring the use of an
impact screwdriver and

much exertion. I will replace the screws with new ones as
the slots were

damaged, re-tap the treads they screw into to loosen them
up, and use

anti-seize compound on them when assembling to allow an
easier extraction

next time!



Mike Ondra

ALETES SM 240



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Re: [Amel] Stern Bridel

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Eric, we do it very simply. We lay a 3/4" line tied to both sten cleats it's about 200 feet long and we have 4 ft of 3/8 chain on it to keep it deep. It's worked time after time.
regards
Richard SM 209 in Corsica

--- On Sat, 1/3/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Stern Bridel
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, January 3, 2009, 10:46 PM

















This works on a Jordan drogue?



Thanks



Fair Winds,



Eric



Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



_____



From: amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of peter pappas

Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 5:11 AM

To: amelyachtowners@
yahoogroups. com

Subject: [Amel] Stern Bridel



For stern rodes I pass the rode inside the back stay; using
another line

from the opposite cleat I attach it too the rode using a
prussix not. It

makes an easy and adjustable bridel. Peter Pappas sm369
Nicaragua



--- On Wed, 12/31/08, kimberlite <kimberlite@ optonlin

<mailto:kimberlite% 40optonline. net> e.net>
wrote:



From: kimberlite <kimberlite@ optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite% 40optonline. net>

e.net>

Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails

To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow
ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 10:34 PM



I forgot to mention, that the bridle of the drogue rubs on
the backstays and

needs hourly attention to the chafe gear. I will change
this arrangement

soon.



Eric



Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



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From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of
Yeager Moonster

Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:11 PM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails



I take it you were pleased with the performance of the
Jordon series drogue.

Could you describe your experience with it? Was it attached
to the boat

using the standard stern cleats or do you have special
attachment points?

How did you retrieve the drogue?



Thanks!



George Phillips



--- On Tue, 12/30/08, kimberlite <kimberlite@ optonlin

<mailto:kimberlite% 40optonline. net> e.net>
wrote:



From: kimberlite <kimberlite@ optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite% 40optonline. net>

e.net>

Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails

To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow
ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 6:06 PM



Hi,



Offshore and in the Caribbean we use an approximately 10
ounce Doyle sail

Yankee cut and about 110 percent. If you have light air our
Gennaker and 1

/1/2 oz genoa for light air.



The heavy weather sail was made specifically to furl to at
least 50 percent

and we have tested it in over 50 knots recently. It is a
beautiful sail and

i strongly recommend that specific Doyle sail. It was
measured on board so

we could furl it and still have good shape when highly
furled.



Over 50 knots steady we went to bare poles and then beyond
that we went to

the Jordan series drogue. If you don't have one of
those on board you are

making a BIG mistake.



Fair Winds,



Eric



Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



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From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of
Richard Piller

Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:37 AM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails



Kent, use the inner stay that should be tied to the rail of
the 48. We used

a small high clue head sail several times in heavy weather.
In fact we used

it to hove to for several days in our old 48. It works
great. You should

also find a 3:1 block and tackle with 5/8 line on the boat.
That is what is

used to attached the inner stay to the deck cleat.

Good luck with your new boat..

Richard and Joan in Corsica on SM 209



--- On Mon, 12/29/08, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.

<mailto:karkauai% 40yahoo.com> com> wrote:



From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.
<mailto:karkauai% 40yahoo.com> com>

Subject: Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow
ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Date: Monday, December 29, 2008, 10:12 AM
Thanks, Richard/Joan,
I've gone ahead and ordered both headsails (the
145 and

110) from Banks/Gulfcoast. Hoping to get the boat to
Galveston (by truck from Lake Texoma) in the next week
and

have her ready to go in time to sail to S Fla. by mid
Jan.

What kind of storm sail do you use? I know there is a
storm sail of some kind on the boat, but I don't
know

yet what kind or what kind of shape it's in.
I'm

in NC and the boat's in TX.
Yipppppeeeee! !!!!!!
Kent
--- On Mon, 12/29/08, Richard Piller
<richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo.
com> yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Richard Piller <richard03801@
<mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo. com>

yahoo.com>

Subject: Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow
ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Date: Monday, December 29, 2008, 4:51 AM
Hi, you may wish to try Super Sails in Ft. Laurderdale
FL

they give Amel owners a deal.. If you do use them get
the HD

sails as they'll do better at sea... Also if you
are

going to in Carib get the blaster... Good luck and
congrats

on your "new" Amel
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209
--- On Fri, 12/19/08, karkauai <karkauai@yahoo.
com>

wrote:
From: karkauai <karkauai@yahoo. com>
Subject: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 9:42 AM
Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought
1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and
trying

to
get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set
of

sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by
Banks

Sails
Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa
was

recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller
headsail

~110%
for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was
wondering

if
those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu' s are using this
configuration
and what you
think of it. If you're using something else,
what?,
and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking
something

more
like 120-
130% genoa???
I'm going to need some hand-holding for a
while,

you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.
thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson
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Re: [Amel] Dessalator

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Call Ecole in St Maartin they have people there (Frasua) who can help you.
We by passed the Desalator system and went with a manual.
Regards
Richard

--- On Mon, 1/5/09, Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@tin.it> wrote:

From: Giovanni Testa <gtesta23@tin.it>
Subject: [Amel] Dessalator
To: "AMELYACHTOWNERS" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 8:39 AM

















Hi to all,



I have an Amel-Dessalator 160 lt 2004 and I'm in
Venezuela.



At the start the low press gauge doesn't mark green and
remains on red, but after 2 minutes ca the HI press starts
and it is possible to regulate the Restrictor valve and to
have fresh water. No allarm. It seams all working properly,
also the Low P.



I have replaced the 2 filters without any change.



may be the gauge blocked in the thin blu tube ? other
problems?



More, the restrictor valve drips a little.I have tightened
the bolt once 5 monthes ago, now it drops again and I have
tightened it again. Is it normal ?



Where is possible to find Dessalator service in Caribbean
?



Thank to all for any suggestions and all the best for the
New Year



Giovanni TESTA



S/V EUTIKIA



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Dessalator

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all,

I have an Amel-Dessalator 160 lt 2004 and I'm in Venezuela.

At the start the low press gauge doesn't mark green and remains on red, but after 2 minutes ca the HI press starts and it is possible to regulate the Restrictor valve and to have fresh water. No allarm. It seams all working properly, also the Low P.

I have replaced the 2 filters without any change.

may be the gauge blocked in the thin blu tube ? other problems?

More, the restrictor valve drips a little.I have tightened the bolt once 5 monthes ago, now it drops again and I have tightened it again. Is it normal ?

Where is possible to find Dessalator service in Caribbean ?

Thank to all for any suggestions and all the best for the New Year

Giovanni TESTA

S/V EUTIKIA


Re: [Amel] modifying stainless lifelines on 48' Maramu

David Wallace
 

Bob,

The previous email came through to me (since I'm on the list as well) without the picture attached so I'm trying again.

Dave

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bsarff@comcast.net
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 05:36:02 +0000
Subject: [Amel] modifying stainless lifelines on 48' Maramu




















My wife and I are new owners of a 48' Maramu. We have the standard

stainless lifelines and my wife would like it modified so she can get

on and off easier. I'm concerned that we may weeken the life line and

the spiniker sheet traveler adjustment by modifying the line. Has

anyone made or seen this modification?



We love our Amel and currently live aboard in Seattle, Washington.



Bob & Joyce



















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Re: [Amel] modifying stainless lifelines on 48' Maramu

David Wallace
 

Hi Bob and Joyce,

We own Maramu #104 which is the 46' model. About a year ago we finally had a gate installed on the port side (I've attached a picture). The lifeline remains very rigid fore and aft of the gate. On the right side of the gate you should be able to see the top section hanging down -- it swings up and then sets down on top, with a pin holding it in place. We do not have the jig sheet travelers with our vintage Maramu, but since the force generated on a stantion by its use is at the lower end, it doesn't seem as if having a gate would cause a problem.

We live in the San Francisco Bay area, but the boat is now semi-permanently in the Sea of Cortez.

Dave and Merry
sv Air Ops

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: bsarff@comcast.net
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 05:36:02 +0000
Subject: [Amel] modifying stainless lifelines on 48' Maramu




















My wife and I are new owners of a 48' Maramu. We have the standard

stainless lifelines and my wife would like it modified so she can get

on and off easier. I'm concerned that we may weeken the life line and

the spiniker sheet traveler adjustment by modifying the line. Has

anyone made or seen this modification?



We love our Amel and currently live aboard in Seattle, Washington.



Bob & Joyce



















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Re: Seeking Opinions on Euros

matt <russisland@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "airbus4russ"
<russ.roberts.va@...> wrote:

Thanks to all for the advice on the photos of the Euros keel and
hull.
I appreciate all the input. Russ
Russ,
I'm currently in process of restoring 1972 Amel Euros, well- mix
feelings... The hull was previously repaired with polyester but the
previous owner totally ignore hull out-the boat was in the water
continuously for the last 10 years-the repaired patches didn't stand
test of time and start absorbing water few years ago...Osmosis-
yes...keel shoe corroded-yes-'cos anodes was 'eaten' away and of
course boat was in harbour unprotected...but as per previous
responses-all this will be soon repair correctly :)
no matter what the hull structure is made off the moisture level
should be around/up to 4% other ways you'll be wasting your time.
Your photos indicates fewer layers of antifouling which never was send
back or remove correctly, the keel shoe-rust-yes;), check on the
starboard site for couple of bolts welded to the keel shoe-this should
be the place for the sacrificial anode (half tear drop with straps)to
protect this part of the boat(mild steel), sandblast then paint with
etch primer(2pack epoxy), then sealer and all done. Remember not to
paint anodes:D
Good luck- my project going very slowly, but steady-one man battle;)
Good Luck.
Magic
S.V.DARIEN
Amel Euros #88


Re: [Amel] Watermaker for Santorin

sy_baracca
 

Hi Eric,
Currently our yacht is in Kemer Marina Turkey while we are spending
Christmas back home in New Zealand. We will be returning to Kemer in
February.

Baracca

Maurice

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

Where are you located?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of sy_baracca
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 3:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Watermaker for Santorin



Has anyone in the group fitted a watermaker in their Santorin. We
are
planning to install one ourselves this year before heading across
the
Atlantic and would be interested to hear what type of watermaker
people
have installed and where in the boat they installed it.

Maurice & Heather
SY Baracca
Santorin #41
Kemer







[Amel] Re: furling motor mounting bushing

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Mike:

Regarding overhaul kits for the outhaul and furling gearboxes: "Are such kit's available?"

Yes, I have obtained the kits from Olivier Beaute at Amel. As I recall there are the two
main bearings, two seals (top and bottom), the bearing for the worm drive gear, and the
o-rings,

Regarding: " Secondly, has anyone been successful in removing the gear box from the
motor? "

Again, Yes, I have done this. Remove the white cover from the motor and the black
plastic mounting ring, then remove all of the silicone from both sides of the black
mounting ring. (see the photos in the outhaul service photo folder). Use a small utility
knife to slice downward into the groove between the gearbox and the black mounting ring.
The four bolts on the base of the gearbox engage the motor base and the mounting ring is
a light interference fit to the base of the motor. The black plastic mounting ring is mearly
an adapter for the white cover to fit the base of the motor and it is asymmetrically
machined. After you have removed the bolts You can literally pull the gear box out of the
black mounting ring and indeed the mounting ring will also slide off the motor with some
effort. The motor shaft and the gearbox shaft are NOT a continuous shaft. The motor
shaft has a slot on the end of it that engages a keyway on the end of the gearbox worm
driven shaft.

I purchased a replacement gearbox from Amel for approx $530 Euros. I don't recall what
the cost of the overhaul kits (as described above) was. I can tell you that the paint on the
replacement gearbox (not done by Amel but by their vendor) is extremely thin and not
suitable for the marine environment, in my humble opinion. I think that is why you
see the paint failing on all these gearboxes.

I am in the process of overhauling the old gearbox so I will have a spare. I have had the
new gearbox for the outhaul, on and off the shaft for the Anderson Winch several times
and I plan on yearly removing it for lubrication to prevent having to deal with the stuck
shaft issue. Besides, the bearings of the Anderson winch need to be lubricated
periodically as well.

One reason the seals on these geraboxes fail is because they are slightly recessed and
there is no drainage for water that collects in the recess on the top seal of the gearbox. I
plan on paying more attention to these seals and keeping a coat of grease on them. I
think an overhaul every 5 years in a tropical climate isn't unreasonable.

PS, I didn't have very much trouble removing the screw from my gearbox covers, not sure
why you did, was it due to corrosion?

Best of luck.

Gary Silver Amel SM Hull # 335


Re: [Amel] Stern Bridel

Eric Freedman
 

This works on a Jordan drogue?

Thanks



Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of peter pappas
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 5:11 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Stern Bridel



For stern rodes I pass the rode inside the back stay; using another line
from the opposite cleat I attach it too the rode using a prussix not. It
makes an easy and adjustable bridel. Peter Pappas sm369 Nicaragua

--- On Wed, 12/31/08, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 10:34 PM

I forgot to mention, that the bridle of the drogue rubs on the backstays and
needs hourly attention to the chafe gear. I will change this arrangement
soon.

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Yeager Moonster
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 4:11 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails

I take it you were pleased with the performance of the Jordon series drogue.
Could you describe your experience with it? Was it attached to the boat
using the standard stern cleats or do you have special attachment points?
How did you retrieve the drogue?

Thanks!

George Phillips

--- On Tue, 12/30/08, kimberlite <kimberlite@ optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite% 40optonline. net> e.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@ optonlin <mailto:kimberlite% 40optonline. net>
e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>
yahoogroups. com
Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 6:06 PM

Hi,

Offshore and in the Caribbean we use an approximately 10 ounce Doyle sail
Yankee cut and about 110 percent. If you have light air our Gennaker and 1
/1/2 oz genoa for light air.

The heavy weather sail was made specifically to furl to at least 50 percent
and we have tested it in over 50 knots recently. It is a beautiful sail and
i strongly recommend that specific Doyle sail. It was measured on board so
we could furl it and still have good shape when highly furled.

Over 50 knots steady we went to bare poles and then beyond that we went to
the Jordan series drogue. If you don't have one of those on board you are
making a BIG mistake.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:37 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails

Kent, use the inner stay that should be tied to the rail of the 48. We used
a small high clue head sail several times in heavy weather. In fact we used
it to hove to for several days in our old 48. It works great. You should
also find a 3:1 block and tackle with 5/8 line on the boat. That is what is
used to attached the inner stay to the deck cleat.
Good luck with your new boat..
Richard and Joan in Corsica on SM 209

--- On Mon, 12/29/08, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.
<mailto:karkauai% 40yahoo.com> com> wrote:

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. <mailto:karkauai% 40yahoo.com> com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>
yahoogroups. com
Date: Monday, December 29, 2008, 10:12 AM
Thanks, Richard/Joan,
I've gone ahead and ordered both headsails (the 145 and
110) from Banks/Gulfcoast. Hoping to get the boat to
Galveston (by truck from Lake Texoma) in the next week and
have her ready to go in time to sail to S Fla. by mid Jan.

What kind of storm sail do you use? I know there is a
storm sail of some kind on the boat, but I don't know
yet what kind or what kind of shape it's in. I'm
in NC and the boat's in TX.

Yipppppeeeee! !!!!!!
Kent

--- On Mon, 12/29/08, Richard Piller
<richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo. com> yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Richard Piller <richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo. com>
yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>
yahoogroups. com
Date: Monday, December 29, 2008, 4:51 AM






Hi, you may wish to try Super Sails in Ft. Laurderdale FL
they give Amel owners a deal.. If you do use them get the HD
sails as they'll do better at sea... Also if you are
going to in Carib get the blaster... Good luck and congrats
on your "new" Amel
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

--- On Fri, 12/19/08, karkauai <karkauai@yahoo. com>
wrote:

From: karkauai <karkauai@yahoo. com>
Subject: [Amel] New Set of Sails
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Friday, December 19, 2008, 9:42 AM
Ahoy, Amel Family. New member here, just bought
1999SuperMaramu on
Lake Texoma. Trucking to Galveston this mo. and trying
to
get her
ready to go south by mid Jan. She needs a new set of
sails, and I'd
like some opinions on what was recommended by Banks
Sails
Gulf Coast
after talking to Amel. He said that a 145% genoa was
recommended for
anything up to 30kts of wind, and a smaller headsail
~110%
for steady
winds of 20+.
145% genoa sounds like a LOT of sail. I was wondering
if
those you who
are sailing SuperMaramu' s are using this
configuration
and what you
think of it. If you're using something else,
what?,
and what are the
conditions your sailing in? I was thinking something
more
like 120-
130% genoa???

I'm going to need some hand-holding for a while,
you'll probably hear a
lot from me in the coming months.

thanks in advance for your help.
Kent Robertson















Re: [Amel] Watermaker for Santorin

Eric Freedman
 

Where are you located?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of sy_baracca
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2009 3:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Watermaker for Santorin



Has anyone in the group fitted a watermaker in their Santorin. We are
planning to install one ourselves this year before heading across the
Atlantic and would be interested to hear what type of watermaker people
have installed and where in the boat they installed it.

Maurice & Heather
SY Baracca
Santorin #41
Kemer


Re: [Amel] Battery charge

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi,
I did the same without problems from June to first November in Venezuela. My batteries were new like yours. I found 12,26/12,28 v. The engine battery 12.4.
all the best
Giovanni TESTA
EUTIKIA sm2k 428

----- Original Message -----
From: ivarmylde
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 4:58 PM
Subject: [Amel] Battery charge


I hve left my Delphi batteries disconected from each other and charged
fully up end September. The boat is on the hard and I do not expect to
use it until May. Has anybody experience of how long you can leave the
batteries uncharged. My batteries are bought new this year in May.

Brgds Ivar






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