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Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Fridge Door Missing!

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello again Gerhard!

That does look factory and compliments the design. 

I have no doubt I won't be able to restore the original, however it is a wide low design which will mean some modifications. Something that at some point I'll give thought to. Unfortunately my layout looks somewhat more cramped than yours.

Regards


Engine Water leackage

Santorin LO
 

Hi Group, 
Recently after few hours of motorring especialy on higher rpm i found red water under the gearbox. However, i could not licate the source of the leakage. After about 100hrs of the same (was not too bad and no aignificant shortage of oil or water both gearbox and engine), when it got worst, i finally found the source - not from the gearbox, but actually from the 'stern' side of the engine just around the timing belt area. 
Would anyone be able to know what xould be the problem and why the collor is red?


Re: Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi James;

 

We purchased our replacement directly from Dessalator. We purchased 10 meters of hose (For two replacements) and 4 extra fittings. A fairly straight forward job, but Dessalator is not the most cost effective way to go, as stated by others. What I like about their setup is, if caught out in a location without access to a hydraulic shop (or on passage), you can easily change out yourself. Typically, you can just cut a bit of the hose and reinstall the fitting without the need to pull and route the new hose.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 6:22 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

 

Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba


Re: Super Maramu stern bumper painting

Drew Gaffney
 

Hi Mark,
We had guests who had trouble w slipperiness of bumper.  I put a 2" non-slip/reflector tape on it. It was helpful, but the non-skid granules abraded the paint off our new bumper.   I will try PlastiDip when back on the boat in May.
Drew
Revelation SM390
Carloforte, Sardinia


Re: Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

eric freedman
 

James,

Just bring a hose and connector with you to a hydraulic shop. Most shops stock the hose and if you are lucky, they will put the fittings on for you.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:39 PM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

 

Eric, or anyone else - 

Do you know what the ID is for the hydraulic hose in order to use the field serviceable / re-usable fittings?  

There are quite a few different specs for hydraulic hose, but I assume it is the single steel wire reinforcement (SAE 100R1) spec.

 

-James

On Oct 23, 2019, at 10:05 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

The fittings are meant to be reused. I just find them to be a pain, you also need a cap or an elbow, jic to do it.

Attached are instructions.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

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Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

 

Perhaps there is no need to have new fittings, since it is the hose that needs to be replaced at 5 year intervals, more or less.  Is it quite simple to re-use the old fittings on new hydraulic hose? 

 

Thanks,

James

On Oct 23, 2019, at 9:22 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

 

Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba 

 

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Re: A POSSIBLE DISASTER Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

eric freedman
 

James,

I am glad to see you are enjoying life.

We will be around St Maarten at the start of the season. If you happen to want to bang your way back that way.

A few years we sailed from Santa Marta to Guadeloupe.

What a miserable passage 25-35 on the nose for 8 days.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

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Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A POSSIBLE DISASTER Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

 

Good point.  I check that line on a regular basis - thanks to you giving me that bit of advice about a year ago.  Thanks!

On Oct 23, 2019, at 10:25 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

 

As an afterthought, check the rubber hose that attaches the stove to the propane supply line.

The hose was rubbing on the stove and I was lucky to catch it before I had a problem. I have replace it with steel braided hydraulic hose and rerouted the hose to prevent disaster.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:02 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

 

James,

I had my hoses duplicated at a hydraulic shop in St. Maarten. They used aeroquip hose and  swage on fittings. They are much less money than the do it yourself ones that come with the watermaker.

Just make sure that the steel braid in the hose is stainless..

The hoses are usually rated at 5000 psi. Hydraulic shops make hoses for bulldozers, etc. You can find them everywhere.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:22 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

 

Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba 

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Re: Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

James Cromie
 

Eric, or anyone else - 
Do you know what the ID is for the hydraulic hose in order to use the field serviceable / re-usable fittings?  
There are quite a few different specs for hydraulic hose, but I assume it is the single steel wire reinforcement (SAE 100R1) spec.

-James

On Oct 23, 2019, at 10:05 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

The fittings are meant to be reused. I just find them to be a pain, you also need a cap or an elbow, jic to do it.
Attached are instructions.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings
 
Perhaps there is no need to have new fittings, since it is the hose that needs to be replaced at 5 year intervals, more or less.  Is it quite simple to re-use the old fittings on new hydraulic hose? 
 
Thanks,
James
On Oct 23, 2019, at 9:22 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:
 
Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba 
 

<Watermaker Connection.jpg>


Re: A POSSIBLE DISASTER Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

James Cromie
 

Good point.  I check that line on a regular basis - thanks to you giving me that bit of advice about a year ago.  Thanks!

On Oct 23, 2019, at 10:25 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

As an afterthought, check the rubber hose that attaches the stove to the propane supply line.
The hose was rubbing on the stove and I was lucky to catch it before I had a problem. I have replace it with steel braided hydraulic hose and rerouted the hose to prevent disaster.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:02 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings
 
James,
I had my hoses duplicated at a hydraulic shop in St. Maarten. They used aeroquip hose and  swage on fittings. They are much less money than the do it yourself ones that come with the watermaker.
Just make sure that the steel braid in the hose is stainless..
The hoses are usually rated at 5000 psi. Hydraulic shops make hoses for bulldozers, etc. You can find them everywhere.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:22 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings
 
Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba 

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A POSSIBLE DISASTER Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

eric freedman
 

As an afterthought, check the rubber hose that attaches the stove to the propane supply line.

The hose was rubbing on the stove and I was lucky to catch it before I had a problem. I have replace it with steel braided hydraulic hose and rerouted the hose to prevent disaster.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:02 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

 

James,

I had my hoses duplicated at a hydraulic shop in St. Maarten. They used aeroquip hose and  swage on fittings. They are much less money than the do it yourself ones that come with the watermaker.

Just make sure that the steel braid in the hose is stainless..

The hoses are usually rated at 5000 psi. Hydraulic shops make hoses for bulldozers, etc. You can find them everywhere.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:22 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

 

Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba


Re: Super Maramu stern bumper painting

Alan Leslie
 

Doesn't that make it stiff and nullify the impact absorbing properties? Seems to me if you backed into a dock you might split the fibre glass 
Cheers
Alan 
Elyse SM437 


Re: Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

James Cromie
 

Thanks Eric.

On Oct 23, 2019, at 10:05 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

The fittings are meant to be reused. I just find them to be a pain, you also need a cap or an elbow, jic to do it.
Attached are instructions.
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings
 
Perhaps there is no need to have new fittings, since it is the hose that needs to be replaced at 5 year intervals, more or less.  Is it quite simple to re-use the old fittings on new hydraulic hose? 
 
Thanks,
James
On Oct 23, 2019, at 9:22 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:
 
Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba 
 

<Watermaker Connection.jpg>


Re: Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

eric freedman
 

The fittings are meant to be reused. I just find them to be a pain, you also need a cap or an elbow, jic to do it.

Attached are instructions.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

 

Perhaps there is no need to have new fittings, since it is the hose that needs to be replaced at 5 year intervals, more or less.  Is it quite simple to re-use the old fittings on new hydraulic hose? 

 

Thanks,

James

On Oct 23, 2019, at 9:22 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

 

Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba

 


Re: Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

eric freedman
 

James,

I had my hoses duplicated at a hydraulic shop in St. Maarten. They used aeroquip hose and  swage on fittings. They are much less money than the do it yourself ones that come with the watermaker.

Just make sure that the steel braid in the hose is stainless..

The hoses are usually rated at 5000 psi. Hydraulic shops make hoses for bulldozers, etc. You can find them everywhere.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:22 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

 

Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba


Re: Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

James Cromie
 

Perhaps there is no need to have new fittings, since it is the hose that needs to be replaced at 5 year intervals, more or less.  Is it quite simple to re-use the old fittings on new hydraulic hose? 

Thanks,
James

On Oct 23, 2019, at 9:22 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba


Desalinator high pressure hose and fittings

James Cromie
 

Good evening everyone.  
I have a Dessalator 160L/hr, and I'd like to order a spare set of high pressure hoses with fittings. 
Online, I am finding these to be quite expensive with stainless steel JIC fittings. 
Can anyone direct me to a good vendor for these (with fittings? )

You can contact me directly at jamescromie 'at' yahoo 'dot' com in order to avoid posting any commercial information (not sure if that is against the forum rules)... 

Many Thanks
James Cromie
SV Soteria SM2K 347
Aruba


Re: Fuel tank

Matt Salatino
 

Painting stainless isn’t a good idea. Stainless requires contact wit air to be “stain.less”. It’s also difficult to get paint to stick to stainless. 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 23, 2019, at 6:25 PM, amel46met <onboardaphrodite@...> wrote:

This is Tom Deasy S/Y Aphrodite
Thanks to all that responded to my fuel tank problem. It came out with no problems other then cutting the fuel inlet pipe off to clear the hatch way. It has rust spots, leaks, where the baffles were spot welded. I am about to order a new tank but they only have 304? Not 316SS here in Columbia.I plan to epoxy paint the outside.
Thanks group once agin.
Thomas Deasy S/Y Aphrodite
1983 Maramu #125
Cartagena Colombia




Fuel tank

amel46met
 

This is Tom Deasy S/Y Aphrodite
Thanks to all that responded to my fuel tank problem. It came out with no problems other then cutting the fuel inlet pipe off to clear the hatch way. It has rust spots, leaks, where the baffles were spot welded. I am about to order a new tank but they only have 304? Not 316SS here in Columbia.I plan to epoxy paint the outside.
Thanks group once agin.
Thomas Deasy S/Y Aphrodite
1983 Maramu #125
Cartagena Colombia


Re: Outhaul on Supermaramu

eric freedman
 

Very cleaver.

Thanks

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of rossirossix4
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:39 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Outhaul on Supermaramu

 

When we were at Chantiers Amel - Caraïbes in Martinique we removed the outhaul motor which came out easily with a puller tool they supplied  They did not have the replacement rubber inserts but instead supplied us with short lengths of rubber tubing and nylon washers.  The tubing spread to fill the hole (ours looked like they were still round.  The right size tubing compressed vertically and expanding horizontally might do a good job in this situation.  Photos-- (included a pic of the puller, the cleaned up shaft with the bronze collar as well as the inserts-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/RLit2YvNU5BxQDjt6

Brackets vary by SM model/year but the rubber inserts should work.  Amel had us remove the gearbox and motor after lending us the tool and we used them to service and rebuild the gearbox and electric motor.  We replaced them ourselves.

The rubber insert is shown before being tightened down.  Note that we used Tef-Gel anti-seize on the shaft and key before reassembling--we will follow-up with a report when we next remove the shaft from the gear box.

Bob and Suzanne, KAIMI SM429


Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

He Andrew
We sail from 2004-2015 an Euros 39 built in 1968
You have a verry good boat but a lot of work
You get it !
We had a hydraulik steering sytem too For the engine we had an Perkis 4108
Have a nice sailing
Elja
SM Balu 222



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Re: Super Maramu stern bumper painting

Mark Erdos
 

Covering it with fiberglass makes sense. Whenever we back into a slip we always have a fender back there anyway trying to protect the expensive bumper J

 

Thinking about this method some more, a person could also add a non-skid top.

 

 

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 Steve Harmon via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:36 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Super Maramu stern bumper painting

 

I removed mine and covered it with fiberglass

 

 

Steve

Forever young SM2000  272

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, 06:27:46 PM EDT, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello everyone.  
I am planning on repainting the stern bumper for my SM 53.  I previously sanded it down and painted with polyurethane.  That lasted about a month!  
Admittedly, I didn't use a primer... and perhaps that is the main error.  

Who has repainted their bumper, and with what products?   I am considering an epoxy primer this time.  

Many Thanks. 

James
Soteria SM2000 347
Aruba