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Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill,

Thanks for the info.  I was there this afternoon.  We have a charger that is wet cell only, and Caraibe has only two wet cell types available in quantities of 12.  They have a Trojan 31XHS at 130AH (20hour test) for 360 Euros, and the Banner 100 AH at 225 Euros.  The Banner inspires no confidenceand  based on name recognition, they could not give me a model number, only the 100 AH.  I'm not even sure if that's the 20 hour test or the 100 hour test.

The Trojan is available in the US at half the price, but that doesn't really matter, just a reality reference. Maybe they're even cheaper on the moon.

I think we're going to get 8 of the Trojans, they equal 12 of the Banners in AH's at only a small premium, and they have a quality reputation that will make me sleep well at night.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 2000

Dan Carlson
 

Honestly Staten, just go look at the boats and decide what is important to you! Other people's opinions will be all over the place based on goals, preferences and budget. The SM is newer, bigger and has more amenities and storage... Both will take you safely around the world.  What are you looking for in a boat?

Best, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387


On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 6:53 PM Staten via Groups.Io <vls43402=yahoo.com@groups.io wrote:
Thanks.  But that discussion appears to only concern the Mango and a version of the Super Maramu.  Im not finding a discussion of the 2000 model Super Maramu and prior versions.  

Re: Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 2000

Staten
 

Thanks.  But that discussion appears to only concern the Mango and a version of the Super Maramu.  Im not finding a discussion of the 2000 model Super Maramu and prior versions.  

Re: Dripless shaft seal

david bruce
 

Hi,
 I have no qualms endorsing the PSS dripless shaft seal as I have had one on my Newport 41 for 10 yrs, with no problems at all.  I inspect it frequently and have seen no  actual wear and only slight stiffening in the bellows after 8 years prompting a replacement at our last haul out.  They re not terribly expensive so a more frequent replacement schedule is not too onerous.  Just my 2 cents.  

Dave Bruce
Liesse
SN006



On Dec 4, 2019, at 1:27 PM, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

The PSS only sank one boat I’m aware of.
Another, close friend, almost lost his boat, when the PSS bellows hose failed, 600 miles from shore. He was able to wrap stuff around the bellows to slow the leak to something manageable by the bilge pump, but he could not run his motor. He yanked the PSS off as soon as he reached land.
I’ve had success with the Lasdrop Gen II. It uses a conventional shaft log hose, and has an internal cutlass bearing to maintain concentricity of the seals. Their service kit is only two lip seals, that need replacement at 5-7 year intervals. When those go, it’s a slight drip, not torrent of water. Less than $20 for the seals. We’ve had our Lasdrop for 10 years, replaced seals once. I’m installing one on our new Amel 50 which comes with a PSS. I will replace it with the Lasdrop at our first haulout. It will be for sale then......

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Dec 4, 2019, at 2:56 PM, Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:

Hello all. I plan to have my cutlass bearing replaced soon and want to use the opportunity to install a dripless shaft seal. I have a 1985 Mango. Looking at both the PSS and Tides systems. Anyone have experience either ? My mechanic is saying he recommends the tides as you can have a spare hose carrier installed and not need to pull the shaft when it needs replacing or leaks. I have a recommendation for the PSS from Dave (another Mango owner)....thoughts?

Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

 

I spoke to Caraibe Marine. They have wet cell, AGM, Gel, and Lithium

--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 2:23 PM Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Duane 
I just bought 12 EMGs from Caribe Marine I know they also had wet cells much cheaper
Great service fair price
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin
Saint Anne


On Dec 4, 2019, at 1:46 PM, Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Our 12v wet cell batteries need to be replaced, any suggestions on a store in Martinique?

We have found Hankook brand, anyone have experience with them?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: Dripless shaft seal

Matt Salatino
 

The PSS only sank one boat I’m aware of.
Another, close friend, almost lost his boat, when the PSS bellows hose failed, 600 miles from shore. He was able to wrap stuff around the bellows to slow the leak to something manageable by the bilge pump, but he could not run his motor. He yanked the PSS off as soon as he reached land.
I’ve had success with the Lasdrop Gen II. It uses a conventional shaft log hose, and has an internal cutlass bearing to maintain concentricity of the seals. Their service kit is only two lip seals, that need replacement at 5-7 year intervals. When those go, it’s a slight drip, not torrent of water. Less than $20 for the seals. We’ve had our Lasdrop for 10 years, replaced seals once. I’m installing one on our new Amel 50 which comes with a PSS. I will replace it with the Lasdrop at our first haulout. It will be for sale then......

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Dec 4, 2019, at 2:56 PM, Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:

Hello all. I plan to have my cutlass bearing replaced soon and want to use the opportunity to install a dripless shaft seal. I have a 1985 Mango. Looking at both the PSS and Tides systems. Anyone have experience either ? My mechanic is saying he recommends the tides as you can have a spare hose carrier installed and not need to pull the shaft when it needs replacing or leaks. I have a recommendation for the PSS from Dave (another Mango owner)....thoughts?

A54 VHF antenna Make/Model

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello
could anyone confirm the brand/model of the VHF antenna originally fitted by Amel on the 54? (we have asked them and they could not confirm)

I have noted that Scott has replaced his with a Shakespeare 5215, and wanted to know if there were any alternatives.

Thanks
Regards


Soraya
Garulfo A54-122
Marquesas, French Polynesia

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump and a New Source for Marco Pumps

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,

Just wanted to provide feedback on our order of the marco up2-p from the following website www.marco-pumps.com. (Mate-USA doesn't deliver outside USA/Canada).

Overall very pleased. Delivery is indeed 15USD/EUR worldwide, dispatch within 24h of order, and customer service available via whatsapp!!. (the maintenance kit was unavailable and required 2-3 extra days)
Our parcel arrived to Tahiti  - French polynesia - 5 working days after the order. Only reporting now as it then had to clear through customs and be forwarded further within french Polynesia etc.

Not yet installed, but a couple of observations :
- we were first surprised that the pump is significantly smaller than the jabsco one, fits in your hand.
- we had to get different connectors to fit to existing hoses. The diagram on the pump documentation doesn't show the thread one side of the connector, and the 1/2" barb connection doesn't fit the existing setup.

We will provide further feedback once installed and running.

PS: thanks to Bill for sharing the discount code

Best,
Soraya

GARULFO A54-122
Marquesas, French Polynesia



Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

Symphony
 

I delivered a catamaran from Le Marin Caraibes Marine to Ft Lauderdale in 2016.  

the boat was OK but needed lots of details, stove, fuel jugs, a battery, hoses, light bulbs, oil and fuel filters. etc.
I loaded up with the fantastic food available in Martinique - French imports at low prices. 
I repaired, jury-rigged, secured the boat as much as I could at the marina, then sailed to St Martin where I purchased everything needed easily, and far cheaper.  It was possibly risky but the weather and conditions were all in my favor.  

I love Martinique.  Le Marin is a fantastique place to see lots of Amels

Richard
Vicem 58 "Songbird"
Branford, CT

Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi Duane 
I just bought 12 EMGs from Caribe Marine I know they also had wet cells much cheaper
Great service fair price
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin
Saint Anne


On Dec 4, 2019, at 1:46 PM, Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk@...> wrote:

Our 12v wet cell batteries need to be replaced, any suggestions on a store in Martinique?

We have found Hankook brand, anyone have experience with them?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Dripless shaft seal

Arlo
 
Edited

Hello all. I plan to have my cutlass bearing replaced soon and want to use the opportunity to install a dripless shaft seal. I have a 1985 Mango. Looking at both the PSS and Tides systems. Anyone have experience either ? My mechanic is saying he recommends the tides as you can have a spare seal carrier installed and not need to pull the shaft when it needs replacing or leaks. I have a recommendation for the PSS from Dave (another Mango owner)....thoughts?

Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

Mark McGovern
 

There were no good options for purchasing batteries in Le Marin, Martinique when I purchased my boat back in June 2017.  Things may have changed since then and others might have some more current advice for you but I paid roughly double the price for no-name starter battery in Martinique than I would have paid for a name brand starter battery in the USA.  Let us know what you find!

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

Re: Mast painting Amel Super Maramu

Jarek Zemlo
 

Jean-Pierre

thank you
--
Jarek Zemlo

Re: Mast painting Amel Super Maramu

Jarek Zemlo
 

Pat,

many thanks
Regards
Jarek
--
Jarek Zemlo

Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

 

Caraibes Marine. 
Ask for Julien 
julien@...

Best,

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

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 11:46 AM Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Our 12v wet cell batteries need to be replaced, any suggestions on a store in Martinique?

We have found Hankook brand, anyone have experience with them?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

Duane Siegfri
 

Our 12v wet cell batteries need to be replaced, any suggestions on a store in Martinique?

We have found Hankook brand, anyone have experience with them?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: SM- Yanmar Ignition module?

Dan Carlson
 

Thanks Bill, 

I found the spare and from which I could figure out the wiring. I just couldn't see the markings on the installed relay on the engine to figure it out.

Thanks and regards, 
Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387, Shelter Bay Marina

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 10:59 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@... wrote:
Dan this is a relay that is closed on one side by the Yanmar ignition when the key is turned on (2 wires 12 volt). This 12 volt side closes upon ignition and also closes the other side of the relay switching a positive 24 volt "excite" circuit for the alternator. With this info and the stamped info on the relay should help you determine which wire goes where. BTW, you have a spare relay. 

Also, the 24 alternator will self-excite at about 1800-2000 rpm, and once self-excited will stay excited.

Best,

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

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 9:24 AM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
Hi SM-Yanmar owners: I changed the fuel filter recently and knocked loose the red (24v) wire that goes from the 24v alternator positive post into the small module that is attached to the engine between the fuel filter and the engine stop solenoid (?).  The white ignition wire to the alternator also comes from this module.  It has five spade connectors and only four are used. It looks like it came off of the rear most spade. Also, if it contacts the open center spade the red alternator warning light on the 24 volt panel comes on.  

Can anyone confirm which spade this red wire should be attached to? And for my learning; it would be great to know a bit more about how this module functions.  I'm guessing or vaguely recalling that it uses some other signal like oil pressure to switch on the the ignition signal to the alternator?

Thanks and regards, 
Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387, at Shelter Bay Marina

Re: SM- Yanmar Ignition module?

 

Dan this is a relay that is closed on one side by the Yanmar ignition when the key is turned on (2 wires 12 volt). This 12 volt side closes upon ignition and also closes the other side of the relay switching a positive 24 volt "excite" circuit for the alternator. With this info and the stamped info on the relay should help you determine which wire goes where. BTW, you have a spare relay. 

Also, the 24 alternator will self-excite at about 1800-2000 rpm, and once self-excited will stay excited.

Best,

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


On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 9:24 AM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
Hi SM-Yanmar owners: I changed the fuel filter recently and knocked loose the red (24v) wire that goes from the 24v alternator positive post into the small module that is attached to the engine between the fuel filter and the engine stop solenoid (?).  The white ignition wire to the alternator also comes from this module.  It has five spade connectors and only four are used. It looks like it came off of the rear most spade. Also, if it contacts the open center spade the red alternator warning light on the 24 volt panel comes on.  

Can anyone confirm which spade this red wire should be attached to? And for my learning; it would be great to know a bit more about how this module functions.  I'm guessing or vaguely recalling that it uses some other signal like oil pressure to switch on the the ignition signal to the alternator?

Thanks and regards, 
Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387, at Shelter Bay Marina

suction mount iPad holder

Donato Valente
 

hi amelians
can you tell me if an iPad suction mount holder works on the instruments floor material ?
many thanks

Donato 
sm2000 Ocean Bird #468


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Re: Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 2000

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Staten,

Some time ago, various Amel owners contributed to the Cruisers Forum


You may find answers to most of your questions there.

Good Luck in your search.

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, Opua NZ



On 4 Dec 2019, at 19:44, Staten via Groups.Io <vls43402@...> wrote:

Please let me know what the difference is between these two models.  I am considering purchasing one or the other.