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Amel Euros 41 1976 - Fridge Door Missing!

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello

At some point in its life, the fridge door was removed and the space used as storage. Sacrilege!

I know this is a long shot but does anyone know of a spare fridge door or have a suggestion of how to reinstate this?

Regards

Andrew


Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello all,

This is my first post on what will be a long term project boat. It's working and sailing but it needs some love and attention after the previous owner just found it too much for him at his stage in life. 

Thus my first question I hope you can help me with please.

The steering is moving in/out and I am trying to disassemble to see what's going on. The sprocket looks to have a possible aftermarket bolt drilled (removed from the pic) to hold it onto the shaft, but it's not budging anyway. However I can't see how to release on the other side (steering wheel). 

There is a bolt/screw underneath the steering but that too is rock solid. Should it turn/pull if so what for?

Many thanks in advance for any help received.

Andrew


Re: Spurs Cutter Installation

Randall Walker
 

Is your C drive like this I know 53 an 54 you just bolt it to the shaft.

Randall,
A-54 #56


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>
Sent: October 22, 2019 6:25 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Spurs Cutter Installation
 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,
I am thinking about getting a SPURS LINE CUTTER on my SN.
However, I feel uncomfortable drilling holes in the cdrive to install the holding block.
Can you please share your experiences and possibly post some pictures?

Thanks!
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Electric heads on Supermaramu

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Paul,

 Thanks . The old base that you show is the one that I have and for which I can't find a replacement.  I like your solution to get access underneath.

 Ian and Judy, Pen azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...>
Sent: 21 October 2019 15:35
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Electric heads on Supermaramu
 
Ian and Judy
I have the same issue, one of the heads bases I manage to salvage by adding very large washers of aluminium, but the other one is probably to much work to fox, so I thinking of Buying a new Jabsco. I put in an inspection hatch to get access under. see photo

Paul on SY Kerpa AM#259


Re: Electric heads on Supermaramu

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Kent and Iris,

Thank you. I will look at that bolt.

 Interestingly ( annoyingly--as a replacement for  your base seems available) I appear to have a slightly different base from that which you show, although our boats are not far apart  ( 243 and 302)

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai@...>
Sent: 21 October 2019 22:53
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Electric heads on Supermaramu
 
I had the same problem Ian.  I did a “temporary” fix with a piece of 1/2” Starboard shaped to span the holes where the break is.  To complicate matters further, one of the bolts was seized to the mild steel backing plate and I broke the head off trying to get it out.  The backing plate is quite a bit below the surface, and drilling it out left a hole that was impossible to rethread.  I used a Mr Toggle bolt which leaves a reusable female thread below the old backing plate.  It has held up beautifully for ~4 years...we’ll, maybe not aesthetically, but pretty is as pretty does.



Kent & Iris
Kristy SM 243
karkauai@...
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Oct 21, 2019, at 12:55 PM, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

Mark
Well I have not yet bought the new head just decided, that is probably the best option. The reason for the inspection hatch was to get access to the bolt heads below the surface as one of the holes was "enlarged" and had no thread. But to no good for this time as the hole to fasten the head was down into a hollow beam so no access, but next time it will be easy to attache the new head with the hatch in place.
Paul


Re: Outhaul on Supermaramu

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Gary,

 Thanks.  I did replace the rubber washers but should have done so earlier as the distortion of the holes had already started and , needless to say, once it started it only got worse. 

 A stitch in time....

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 , Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...>
Sent: 21 October 2019 13:19
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Outhaul on Supermaramu
 
Ian and Judy:

As to the elongating of the holes in the boom mounting plate.  This occurs due to the torque that is applied to those mounting holes each time the out-haul is used.  Originally Amel fitted rubber grommets around the mounting bolts to prevent contact between the mounting bolts and the aluminum  (for corrosion protection, shock mounting, and to prevent mounting plate wear).  Those soon deteriorate but are readily available for replacement.  If you notice your out-haul assembly moving back and forth with activation of the outhaul (in either direction) it is probably time to replace the rubber grommets.  I don't recall the size off hand, but the specifications take into account the thickness of the "groove" to match the mounting plate, the ID for the bolt and the "groove" diameter for the mounting plate. 

Gary S. Silver, M.D.
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335


Better photo of Rack for steering

eric freedman
 

Sorry the original photo came out poorly

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Miles
 

I have an MDKAL on my SM 216, that I would like to get a replacement elbow for.  It seems the different models might have been used interchangeably  for a while.  Is this correct?  In any case, I would be happy to go in with anyone having a replacement made for a MDKAL.

Regards,

Miles

SM216 Ladybug, now in Newport, soon in Martinique


Spurs Cutter Installation

Bernd Spanner
 
Edited

Hello,
I am thinking about getting a SPURS LINE CUTTER on my SN.
However, I feel uncomfortable drilling holes in the cdrive to install the holding block.
Can you please share your experiences and possibly post some pictures?

Thanks!
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Wood tool for servicing Bow thruster

 

I do. I will send it to you. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Oct 22, 2019, 3:46 PM Nicolas Klene via Groups.Io <laixoi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Amelien 
After being told by Maud in La Rochelle that Amel was out of stock for a while , I would like to know if somebody has the specs of that tool, , to have one made ,or perhaps a spare one to sell . I haven't got one on board unfortunately.
Thanks 
Nick 
SV DarNico
SM471


Wood tool for servicing Bow thruster

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Amelien 
After being told by Maud in La Rochelle that Amel was out of stock for a while , I would like to know if somebody has the specs of that tool, , to have one made ,or perhaps a spare one to sell . I haven't got one on board unfortunately.
Thanks 
Nick 
SV DarNico
SM471


Re: Super Maramu stern bumper painting

James Cromie
 

Thank you for everyone’s responses. (you saved me some money!)
-James

On Oct 21, 2019, at 9:29 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

No primer, but sand well. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 9:07 PM James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Great.  Thank you.  Is any primer necessary, or simply pile on the coats?

-James
On Oct 19, 2019, at 10:01 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

James,

Ditto on what Karen said. It is water base, flexible, and will need 3-5 coats. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Oct 19, 2019, 7:49 PM Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Use paint made for inflatable dinghies. The bumper is made of dense closed cell polyurethane foam. We have used the West Marine Brand with excellent luck by following preparation directions _exactly_.  We re-paint once a year and have never had a failure of the paint. 

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--top-coating-for-inflatable-boats-gray-quart--P010_301_001_501  (Pick your favorite color!)

Anything else will be too brittle and crack off, epoxy will be even worse.  You really should use a water based paint, since some solvents can attack the surface of the closed cell foam leaving you worse off than before you started.

Painting this part BEFORE it needs it is key to keeping it protected from UV and having a long lasting, good looking, bumper.  They are expensive, and sometime hard to get. Take good care of it and it will last a very long time.







Re: Freshwater pump

James Cromie
 

Eric - I have the Sureflo Aqua King II on my boat - It was actually installed by the previous owner. So, for around 5 - 6 yrs, I have not had any problems with respect to leaks at fittings, etc. (I leave the water pump on all the time while I’m on the boat.   It is a good pump, I’m happy with its performance, and I keep a spare.  You can adjust the demand sensitivity on it, though I’ve never changed it from the factory setting.  

The Parmax might be a little less expensive.  

-James

On Oct 21, 2019, at 10:59 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:


---------- Original Message ----------
From: eric <kimberlite@...>
To: Amel Owners <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Date: October 21, 2019 at 9:58 PM
Subject: Freshwater pump

I was thinking of changing out my original fresh water pump for a Sureflo Aqua King.My only concern is that the shutoff pressure is 55 PSI, 3.8 Bar.It is an on demand pump and puts out 18 liters per minute.

Has anyone installed this pump ? 

The pressure can be reduced however, I do not know how low it will go.

Fair Winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite


 



Places to winter in Scotland

Joerg Esdorn
 

I'm planning to cruise the West Coast of Scotland next season and am wondering whether there are good places to leave the boat for the following winter.  Any help would be much appreciated.

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem
Currently cruising around Vigo, Spain 


Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Mark Pitt
 

Joel,

   I have an MDKAV in my hull #419.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM #419, Rhode Island, USA

On 10/22/2019 11:22 AM, amelforme wrote:

The MDKAL pretty much happened on the Millenium edition as an evolution of the previous ONAN MDKD version. I think the last 35 SM 53 had the MDKAV but Olivier would probably know for sure. It might have been the last 50. Forgot to write it down…

Joel     

 

       JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:05 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

 

Karen,

That sure is much different than the elbow on my Onan MDKAV 7kW.  Mine looks much more like the one from Nikimat's MDKAL.  If you do end up replacing yours with a new one, let me know.  I will happily take the old one off your hands to make a jig and will give you a brand new one in return as a spare/replacement.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

amelforme
 

The MDKAL pretty much happened on the Millenium edition as an evolution of the previous ONAN MDKD version. I think the last 35 SM 53 had the MDKAV but Olivier would probably know for sure. It might have been the last 50. Forgot to write it down…

Joel     

 

       JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:05 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

 

Karen,

That sure is much different than the elbow on my Onan MDKAV 7kW.  Mine looks much more like the one from Nikimat's MDKAL.  If you do end up replacing yours with a new one, let me know.  I will happily take the old one off your hands to make a jig and will give you a brand new one in return as a spare/replacement.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Onan MDKD 6.5kW genset exhaust elbow

Mark McGovern
 

Karen,

That sure is much different than the elbow on my Onan MDKAV 7kW.  Mine looks much more like the one from Nikimat's MDKAL.  If you do end up replacing yours with a new one, let me know.  I will happily take the old one off your hands to make a jig and will give you a brand new one in return as a spare/replacement.

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Freshwater pump

Gary Wells
 
Edited

Parmax 4 24v 40psi has performed perfectly for us for 5+ years now.

I think the previous owner had a 25psi model in there when we took over the boat and it was OK, but the 40psi has plenty of reserve for two showers concurrently.

I am not sure how I feel about 55psi except that if it isn't specifically necessary I wouldn't stress all the fittings and clamps to that degree. 

Well .. 2 cents worth :)

Gary W.
SM 209, Adagio
Annapolis, MD


Re: Headsail furler issues

Craig Briggs
 

That's interesting, Adam.
On the SN the wires make "home runs" to the motors (furler or windlass) with no splice in a junction box, a far better arrangement (and typically "code"). When you redo this can you run a single wire from the solenoid to the motor, just using the junction box as an intermediate place to pull the single wires through, without putting in splices? I think that would give a far better installation.
Craig 


Re: Ground strap in bilge

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

Thanks Mike,

I have sent an email off to Bill.

Have fun in the Seychelles.

Ross and Donna
INTREPID KIWI

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 9:02 AM, Mike Johnson via Groups.Io <mike.k.johnson@...> wrote:

Dear Ross,

I’m in Seychelles at the moment and don’t have the dimensions on my system here.

Bill Rouse uploaded the a file with dimensions and pictures.  If you contact him directly he will be able to assist.  We found that his solution with the thicker copper bar was robust and worked well.  Metelec delivered the bar bent and drilled as specified.  We drilled the holes for connection wires once the copper bar was installed.

Regards

Mike & Peta

Solitude
SM2K 461




On Mon, Oct 21, 2019 at 11:32 PM +0400, "Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond via Groups.Io" <southernadventurer@...> wrote:

Hi Mike,

Thanks for supplying the details of metelec. We are keen to replace our strap. Are you able to supply the dimensions and drawing that you forwarded to metelec when you had your copper strap manufactured.

Kind Regards

Ross 
SM2K #386


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Monday, October 21, 2019, 4:49 PM, Randall Walker <lladnarowen@...> wrote:

Mike,

That is so funny I have just sent them an email to have one shipped to me hear in Spain. Just seconds ago.

Thanks,
Randall
A-54 #56

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Mike Johnson via Groups.Io <mike.k.johnson@...>
Sent: October 21, 2019 10:37 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ground strap in bilge
 

We used www.metelec.co.uk and sent Bill’s dimensions with a drawing and they produced a perfect replacement delivered promptly.

 

The key to a successful job was a ‘deep’ socket for the nut at the bottom of the bilge.

 

Mike & Peta

 

Solitude

 

SM2K 461

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Randall Walker
Sent: 20 October 2019 21:19
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ground strap in bilge

 

I am sitting south of Barcelona. One group member put me onto a German supplier, a former AMEL owner is trying to source it out of Britain and I have been told AMEL does still have them.

Glad I joined this group.

And Bill I agree that the original are way too thin.

 

I love my boat,

Randall

A-54 #56


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Sent: October 20, 2019 3:34 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ground strap in bilge

 

This is the one and only time that I will say that the Amel OEM part is not the best part.

 

Amel uses a thin copper foil for the bonding strap inside the gray water bilge. In terms of electrical conductivity, it is perfect. In terms of durability it is not good enough. The gray PVC float switch tube sits on top of the copper foil and will wear through the copper foil in a few years. If you buy the Amel OEM copper foil, I suggest you buy 2 because you will likely need to replace it again in a few years. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Yacht Owners School - www.AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Sun, Oct 20, 2019, 1:34 PM Randall Walker <lladnarowen@...> wrote:

That is awesome Robin.

I will be onto it in the morning.

 

All the best,

Randall


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of robin hutter via Groups.Io <robin6658=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: October 20, 2019 2:31 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ground strap in bilge

 

I think it was around 90 euros — just tell them the bonding strap for the bilge of a SM — they will know what it is.

It was easy to get to the cables but was a problem to loosen the nut on the keelbolt as we needed a special high tool (30 mm) as the boöt was to high for a normal one.

 

Robin 

Amel 54 # 54

Carré d‘As


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Am Sonntag, Oktober 20, 2019, 19:20 schrieb Randall Walker <lladnarowen@...>:

Thanks Robin,

 

Did you have an part order # for the strap. I'm in Spain and you would think copper is gold down here. I just cant find a supplier.

I am looking at doing the mast step as well. Eight hours you say, were the wires easy to get at?

 

Thanks again,

Randall

54 #56


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of robin hutter via Groups.Io <robin6658=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: October 20, 2019 7:57 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ground strap in bilge

 

I got mine from Amel — you can check on our Blog

 

Robin

Amel 54 # 54in Roda de Bara

Carré d‘As