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Re: super maramu, vibrations generated when the engine is running

Barry Connor
 

Hi Nick, we are anchored outside next to the power boat. Would you like to come for coffee.

Barry and Penny 
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Paxos Greece


On Jun 21, 2019, at 09:50, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

On my last boat I used to have a fixed three blade prop and there was some vibration. It was a traditional shaft  and stern tube arrangement. I spent ages realigning the engine. Then I pulled the shaft and sent it with the prop to a machine shop. The shaft was true but the prop was not balanced properly. I decided to buy a feathering prop and keep the old as a spare. No more vibration....So it could be the prop.
Nick
Amelia AML 54-019 Paxos


On 21 Jun 2019, at 08:43, "jlm@..." <jlm@...> wrote:

Hello everyone
I have two friends who have a SM (1997 and 1999) who after having changed all the mounts  and the coupling of the engine have a significant residual vibration.
Both have the distinction of having a fixed three-blade propeller.
Would there be in our group a person who had this problem or could have a track?
Jean Luc
CottonBay

Re: Eberspacher 5L diesel heater

Dave Ritten
 

Sounds like you should consider applying a “conformal coating” to the PCB. This is like a thick lacquer that prevents corrosion and is a standard process in preparing PCBs for harsh environments. It is s PITA for manufacturers as they have to mask off connectors, relays etc but pretty easy to do on a one off retrofit basis. Most electronics hobbyist stores carry spray cans of the stuff. I had same problem with the rear SAM (computer) module in my Merc and gave a spray coating and no more issues. Hope this helps.
Dave

--
Dave Ritten
Auckland
Prospective SM Owner

Re: super maramu, vibrations generated when the engine is running

ngtnewington Newington
 

On my last boat I used to have a fixed three blade prop and there was some vibration. It was a traditional shaft  and stern tube arrangement. I spent ages realigning the engine. Then I pulled the shaft and sent it with the prop to a machine shop. The shaft was true but the prop was not balanced properly. I decided to buy a feathering prop and keep the old as a spare. No more vibration....So it could be the prop.
Nick
Amelia AML 54-019 Paxos


On 21 Jun 2019, at 08:43, "jlm@..." <jlm@...> wrote:

Hello everyone
I have two friends who have a SM (1997 and 1999) who after having changed all the mounts  and the coupling of the engine have a significant residual vibration.
Both have the distinction of having a fixed three-blade propeller.
Would there be in our group a person who had this problem or could have a track?
Jean Luc
CottonBay

super maramu, vibrations generated when the engine is running

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Hello everyone
I have two friends who have a SM (1997 and 1999) who after having changed all the mounts  and the coupling of the engine have a significant residual vibration.
Both have the distinction of having a fixed three-blade propeller.
Would there be in our group a person who had this problem or could have a track?
Jean Luc
CottonBay

Eberspacher 5L diesel heater

Duane Siegfri
 

Hi all,

We have the 5L diesel heater on Wanderer.  It wasn't working when we bought the boat, and I had it checked when we were in Jamestown last August.  The tech right away found it was the PCB that was the problem, "corrosion".  He replaced it and Voila! it worked!  He told me to run the heater once a month to keep it dry.

What I really liked about this unit, is that when it's raining and the boat is closed up, we can turn on the "ventilation" mode where only the fan runs but no diesel is burned.  It brings in outside air and keeps the boat cooler.  Also, when it's cold, it takes outside air with low humidity, heats it, lowering the relative humidity even more resulting in less humidity problems in the winter.

Now ten months later we're back to it doesn't work and it has the same symptoms.  It seems the PCB is again corroded.  The PCB runs $250.  Has anyone else had this problem?   Is the unit not made for marine service?  Most of the videos I've seen for repair advice are related to van installations.  I plan to hit liberally with some Corrosion-X but not sure that's a solution.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: Furuno Weather Fax do not get much and have switched to Navtex but to be frank the internet apps are more practical. Depends where you are.

smiles bernard
 

I love mine and have been using it daily across the North Atlantic trip to Azores. Great images from Boston and now Northwood. Very easy to use - just leave it running and check it in the forecast schedules you want

Miles
Maramu 167


On 17 Jun 2019, at 19:11, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Nick again, I have to admit though that it is probably going to be a service that will not survive the internet. It is free to the user and paid for by presumably various government agencies. This kind of “soft” power was very valuable in the good old days. Now I am not sure. A bit like the BBC world service.......or VOA.
Nick
Amelia Corfu town 
AML 54-019


On 17 Jun 2019, at 21:56, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

Love my weather fax but it depends where. Across the North Atlantic, Halifax Nova Scotia pumped out great charts as did UK. In the Med it is a different story. 
Nick
Amelia in Corfu 
AML 54-019



On 17 Jun 2019, at 04:41, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Hello everyone - 

I'd like to ask of those on the forum who uses their Weatherfax units?  I don't even know to use the one on my boat.  It seems to me that it may be a legacy item and no longer serves much use because of newer and less bulky technology.

I'd like to know how many of you use this!

Thanks!
James
Soteria SM347.  Le Marin

Re: supplemental downwind sailing configuration for Super Maramu

Mark Erdos
 

Jose,

 

Very cool!

 

Two questions: Did you have to modify the ballooner and add a gaiter? Where do you attach it to on the foredeck?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jose Venegas via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 6:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] supplemental downwind sailing configuration for Super Maramu

 

James,
I have an asymmetric spy on a top-down furling RollGen 20 by Bamar. 
Spy dimensions:

Luff=17.07mtr

Leech=15.4 mtr

Foot=7.9mtr

SMG=7.105mtr

I have enjoyed it for more than 6 years with the main advantage of being able to deploy and furl back with just my wife, something that is a major plus for me.  Also, it takes a lot of turns to furl but we use the electric winch to do it.

It is also important to make sure that the apparent wind is not less than 90 degrees or more than ~150 degrees to furl correctly.

A couple of times we totally lost all wind and furling could be done poorly and had to be redone as soon as we got back some wind. 
Here are a couple of  pix of Ipanema under spy

Jose 
Ipanema SM 2K 278
Boston
 asym.

 

Re: Chesapeake Bay mooring/slip for 2 months?

Mark McGovern
 

We keep our boat at Herrington Harbor North (https://www.herringtonharbour.com/north/)  They also operate another marina just 1 mile south (https://www.herringtonharbour.com/south/)  They are about 20 miles south of Annapolis.  Neither is cheap but both are very nice and very well run.  North has a West Marine onsite and a great hardware store a mile away. 
  
--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: Chesapeake Bay mooring/slip for 2 months?

Gary Wells
 

On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 08:48 AM, Scott SV Tengah wrote:
the

Hi Scott, 

We are currently at Hartge's Yacht Harbor in Galesville, MD.  and I can wholeheartedly recommend it.  I believe I could score you a $750/mo rate for a slip (+ a bit for electricity, but water and wifi is free).  It's about 15 miles south of Annapolis proper and about half to one-third the cost of a closer spot.

About 50 minutes' drive to the DC area (well.. add two hours for rush traffic) or to a Metro.

Annapolis has pretty much everything you could think of as far as boating support and some pretty good eateries.  The only downside to Hartge's is the need for a car to get around. 

I recommend it regularly as we have had very good support here and the staff is fairly amazing.

 

Gary W
SM 209, Adagio

Maryland, USA

 

Re: bow locker water.

Gary Silver
 

Bill beat me to the punch with mentioning the hawse pipe as a source of water ingress.   The hawse pipe on my boat (Hull # 335) had chaffed and corroded through at the ceiling of the bow locker.  The rust had caused the fiberglass in the area to crack and split.  During a recent sail we had water in the two forward lockers from this source.  Replacing with a stainless steel 3 inch OD (0.25 inch wall diameter) tubing in 316L SS (pricy at $10 US per inch) but it should be good for a long time.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona   Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Del Rey  Marina, Fajardo Puerto Rico

New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

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Re: Volvo TMD22 Exhaust Elbow

 

Mark,

What you bought on ebay is the same company that I mentioned to Ian. They started as a very small company, but had huge success with Cast Stainless Steel. You and I bought the Yanmar for about $270 on eBay. The Volvo TMD22 is much more difficult to make.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 1:15 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Ian,

 

You may want to spend a little bit of time searching eBay. I have Yanmar and found a stainless steel elbow on eBay that has worked perfectly. Good luck with the hunt.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:52 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo TMD22 Exhaust Elbow

 

I want to replace the exhaust elbow on my Volvo TMD22. As usual, Volvo OEM price is very high. $1,050USD. There is an aftermarket supplier in the U.K. (Parts4Engines) listing a SS elbow for $500. Has anyone had their elbow custom machined in SS and if so, what was the price?

Many thanks.

Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153
Us East Coast

Re: Volvo TMD22 Exhaust Elbow

Mark Erdos
 

Ian,

 

You may want to spend a little bit of time searching eBay. I have Yanmar and found a stainless steel elbow on eBay that has worked perfectly. Good luck with the hunt.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:52 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo TMD22 Exhaust Elbow

 

I want to replace the exhaust elbow on my Volvo TMD22. As usual, Volvo OEM price is very high. $1,050USD. There is an aftermarket supplier in the U.K. (Parts4Engines) listing a SS elbow for $500. Has anyone had their elbow custom machined in SS and if so, what was the price?

Many thanks.

Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153
Us East Coast

Re: Flag etiquette

Ian
 

I belong to the Royal Welsh Yacht Club and fly a blue ensign. It is perfectly fine to fly it from the stern.

It makes life easier to comply with British flag etiquette as I have to take it in at sunset or 9.00 p.m. whichever is earlier. This was introduced by Samual Pepys when he was Secretary for Admiralty and saw how much money was being spent on flags. So he decided that taking them down at night when no-one could see the anyway would immediately half the annual expenditure. And so it became ‘the tradition’.

Yes, the burgee should be flown at the highest point of the boat.

BUT, as so many aerials etc are also up there it has been officially accepted that it should be flown on the starboard crosstrees.

EXCEPT, where you may be required to fly a courtesy flag it should take precedence on the starboard cross trees and your burgee and house flags transferred to the port crosstrees.

And it is illegal in UK to fly the Union Flag. It can only be flown on a Royal Naval Vessel and is called a Union Jack. However, this is flown on the bow of the ship as the White Ensign is always flown at the stern.

We are allowed to fly the Union Flag on the bow of the boat in Harbour, but it must be edged all round in white!

Bet you wished you’d never asked!

Ian and Linda
Ocean Hobo SN96

PS
Yacht Clubs were first given warrants to be ‘Royal’ and fly the blue ensign on the understanding that all members’ boats could be commandeered for use in time of war.

Now not all Royal Yacht Clubs are given warrants, those holding warrants are more ‘Senior’ - and now it gets complicated........

Re: Volvo TMD22 Exhaust Elbow

Ian Townsend
 

Thx Craig, will check it out.

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Exumas, Bahamas

On Jun 19, 2019, at 1:18 PM, Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris@...> wrote:

Ian,
Parts4Engines lists this at $270 in Aluminum (no VAT if shipped to US). Suspect custom SS will be $$. You might also try Trans Atlantic Diesel for a Perkins M80T.
Craig, SN68

Re: Volvo TMD22 Exhaust Elbow

Ian Townsend
 

Grrreat! Merci beaucoup Bill.

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Exumas, Bahamas

On Jun 19, 2019, at 1:18 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Ian,

HDI is a "Yacht School Preferred Vendor" and makes One-Piece Casted (not machined) Stainless Steel Exhaust Elbows. Their "AD" model is what I believe you want. Their price is $455 less your Yacht School discount. Here is a link to their exhaust listings:  

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:51 AM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:
I want to replace the exhaust elbow on my Volvo TMD22. As usual, Volvo OEM price is very high. $1,050USD. There is an aftermarket supplier in the U.K. (Parts4Engines) listing a SS elbow for $500. Has anyone had their elbow custom machined in SS and if so, what was the price?

Many thanks.

Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153
Us East Coast

Re: Flag etiquette

Peter Forbes
 

Dear Joerg,

Yes on Carango [Amel 54] I flew the ensign at the stern (but not on open Ocean) only anchored or on coastal sailing. And the Burgee on a huge in my case 1.5 meter pole which took the burgee above all others antennas and the like on top of the main mast. I never put the ensign at the top of the mizzen mast but the rules say you can.

Good luck - not sure what USA yachts do. 

Peter
Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory
Farnham
Blandford
Dorset
DT11 8DE




On 19 Jun 2019, at 15:19, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Very helpful, Peter.  So at anchor I must carry the ensign in the standard position for any Amel: at the aft rail.  But while underway, I can carry it either in the same position or, alternatively, at the top of the mizzen mast if the standard position is "impractical".  That's certainly what we always did on my family's ketch many moons ago.  dThat gets it out of the way of the solar panels and out of earshot.  Now if only the US Power Squadron would agree with those rules - mine is a US flagged vessel after all.   :<).   Additional problem is all those antennas at the top of the mizzen mast - I don't want the flag to get into the way of those.  Hence my question whether anyone has done it and what the mechanics look like.  Do you need a very long pigstick?  



Re: Volvo TMD22 Exhaust Elbow

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

Ian,
Parts4Engines lists this at $270 in Aluminum (no VAT if shipped to US). Suspect custom SS will be $$. You might also try Trans Atlantic Diesel for a Perkins M80T.
Craig, SN68

Re: Volvo TMD22 Exhaust Elbow

 

Ian,

HDI is a "Yacht School Preferred Vendor" and makes One-Piece Casted (not machined) Stainless Steel Exhaust Elbows. Their "AD" model is what I believe you want. Their price is $455 less your Yacht School discount. Here is a link to their exhaust listings:  

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 11:51 AM Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:
I want to replace the exhaust elbow on my Volvo TMD22. As usual, Volvo OEM price is very high. $1,050USD. There is an aftermarket supplier in the U.K. (Parts4Engines) listing a SS elbow for $500. Has anyone had their elbow custom machined in SS and if so, what was the price?

Many thanks.

Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153
Us East Coast

Volvo TMD22 Exhaust Elbow

Ian Townsend
 
Edited

I want to replace the exhaust elbow on my Volvo TMD22. As usual, Volvo OEM price is very high. $1,050USD. There is an aftermarket supplier in the U.K. (Parts4Engines) listing a SS elbow for $500. Has anyone had their elbow custom machined in SS and if so, what was the price?

Many thanks.

Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153
US East Coast