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SM galley Faucet very hot.

JOSE PRIETO
 

Hello guys,
I have a problem that maybe some of you have already had, and can help me.
When using the kitchen faucet, my wife complained that the water was too hot, even in the position that she always used the mixer handle.
I went to check and realized that the water was really very hot regardless the tap handle position. I also verify that the hot water was returning through the cold water pipe.
I checked the filtered tap on the side and it was also coming out of hot water (supposedly it should only be cold).
Only after some time with the tap handle in the cold position did the water return to normal (cold), but it was enough to return to the intermediate position that the water overheated and the cold water pipe became hot again.
Any suggestion?
Thank you in advance.

Jose Prieto SY Wayag SM323


Re: Mango vs Meltem

Arlo
 

We have a 1985 Mango. No aft bulkhead unless you consider the one between the aft head and the engine room.


Propshaft alternator on 1985 Mango

Arlo
 

Hello all. Thought I would pass this info along to my fellow Mango and Maramu owners. (Not sure about the sharki or others)...Had my propshaft alternator rebuilt and a new regulator installed. The alternator is a motorola 9MR-2-814-0 20 amp 12 volt unit. The voltage regulator is not the original but we were able to get a motorola M5-763 regulator to work. Pictures are below.


Re: New companionway lock source

Arlo
 

The lock that was in use I was able to find a keyblank for and had spares made, but naturally that was the lock that broke...


Re: New companionway lock source

Arlo
 

Thanks for all the replies. I plan to visit the aboved referenced store in Miami during my next trip there. I have a spare lock but that is the one where the key has been difficult to find. All of the locksmiths I visited were true locksmiths and had walls of blanks...


Re: Warning about the foot of middle (removable) stanchion of lifeline/railing at the stern (Amel 54)

Peter Forbes
 

Dear Arno,

Thank you - a very good and useful report.

Peter
Peter Forbes
0044 7836 209730
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
In La Rochelle

On 3 Jan 2020, at 16:21, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Dear forum,

I discovered some water ingress in the rear locker of the boat and traced it back to failing sealant under the foot of the removable stanchion. So I removed the foot to discover a bit of sloppy work from Amel.
The hole goes trough the sandwich-deck leaving the balsa core exposed. The protection with caulking is insufficient as the three bolts that hold the foot cannot hold the foot completely in place as the sandwich flexes around the hole (compression of the balsa) ever so slightly. After some years this will cause the caulking to loose its seal and water will get to the balsa core.
On the long run this will have very bad consequences for the deck.

To remedy this I remove all caulking and removed the balsa core as far as I could between the two glass-fiber layers (about 3 or 4 cm deep). This also clears the three bolt-holes. Next I made sure it dried out completely, Impregnated the cavity as best I could with thin epoxy. After the epoxy set I filled the cavity completely with thickened epoxy. After this epoxy was set I re-drilled the boltholes. Finally I replaced the stanchion-foot with some Sikaflex. Because the boltholes are now in massive material you can properly tighten them, making the foot more stable and making the life for the caulking easier.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Mango vs Meltem

Daniel Alexander Thompson
 

Hello

I'd very much appreciate if anybody might offer input regarding the following:

Do the Meltems have the same bulkhead configuration as the SMs?

Do the Mangos have an aft cabin bulkhead?

What mileage might a Meltem do,  on the same course and day that a Mango does 170 miles?

Any disadvantages for a Meltem vs a Mango as a live aboard Bluewater cruiser?

My very best regards






Warning about the foot of middle (removable) stanchion of lifeline/railing at the stern (Amel 54)

Arno Luijten
 

Dear forum,

I discovered some water ingress in the rear locker of the boat and traced it back to failing sealant under the foot of the removable stanchion. So I removed the foot to discover a bit of sloppy work from Amel.
The hole goes trough the sandwich-deck leaving the balsa core exposed. The protection with caulking is insufficient as the three bolts that hold the foot cannot hold the foot completely in place as the sandwich flexes around the hole (compression of the balsa) ever so slightly. After some years this will cause the caulking to loose its seal and water will get to the balsa core.
On the long run this will have very bad consequences for the deck.

To remedy this I remove all caulking and removed the balsa core as far as I could between the two glass-fiber layers (about 3 or 4 cm deep). This also clears the three bolt-holes. Next I made sure it dried out completely, Impregnated the cavity as best I could with thin epoxy. After the epoxy set I filled the cavity completely with thickened epoxy. After this epoxy was set I re-drilled the boltholes. Finally I replaced the stanchion-foot with some Sikaflex. Because the boltholes are now in massive material you can properly tighten them, making the foot more stable and making the life for the caulking easier.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: New companionway lock source

ERIC LICHTY & ROBYN ATKINSON
 

Hello group, Eric and Robyn here, recent owners of SM Libby in the Pacific NW.  Regarding keys, we had best match from local keysmith, close, but didn't work.  With eyeball filing to work out difference from original we got the new ones to work.  Good luck and happy New year.


On Thu, Jan 2, 2020, 13:14 Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:
Hello all. So while my boat is hauled out and getting some work done I thought I would get some other smaller projects addressed. Anyone have any luck sourcing a new companionway lock? I am having difficulty getting a duplicate key made and thinking it may be easier to simply get a whole new lock.... mine measures about 81 x 36 mm. We are in the U.S.


Re: New companionway lock source

David Kurtz
 

I did exactly that only 3 months ago when I purchased my SM2.  Any good locksmith will have matching blanks.  I believe it was a Yale lock.  The Home Depot/Walmart locksmiths were not able to match it, however.
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan


Re: New companionway lock source

Alan Leslie
 

It's a French key and the blanks are hard to find outside France.
Maude sav at amel dot fr used to have them in stock...worth a try.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: New companionway lock source

James Alton
 

Arlo,

There have been some past discussions on the boards about sourcing key blanks so you might try searching. From what I have gathered, apparently Amel used a few different ones depending on the model. I ordered the Hy-Ko Key Blank Ez #Y2 single sided from Amazon for my own boat after reading that these fit some of the boats. They did not fit my Maramu but apparently they fit some or perhaps all of the SM’s based on what I read. They were only about $8 for a pack of 10. I managed to find the keys I needed for my boat in Montenegro so even those are still out there.

Best,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
Preveza, Greece


Re: New companionway lock source

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Arlo,

 

If you do a search in the Amel Group forum for “Companionway Key” This message will should up and help you.

 

https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/35917?p=,,,50,0,0,0::Created,,companionway+lock,50,2,0,29767180

 

 

 

And this one for Ace Hardware in Ft. Lauderdale:

 

https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/35912?p=,,,50,0,0,0::Created,,Companionway+key,50,2,0,29767180

 

 

 

 

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 Arlo
Sent: Thursday, January 2, 2020 5:14 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New companionway lock source

 

Hello all. So while my boat is hauled out and getting some work done I thought I would get some other smaller projects addressed. Anyone have any luck sourcing a new companionway lock? I am having difficulty getting a duplicate key made and thinking it may be easier to simply get a whole new lock.... mine measures about 81 x 36 mm. We are in the U.S.


Re: New companionway lock source

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi Arlo,

Are you in a SM? Hull number? Always helpful.

If a SM. indeed the key blanks can be hard to locate. The big box hardware stores do not carry them. I have had luck in two separate old-time, rusty and musty hardware stores that recognized the blanks immediately. Or you could try a locksmith. The smaller hardware stores and locksmiths, even if they don’t have the blanks, might special order them for you, albeit for a little more money. I would still think a better option than a new lock.

Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Martinique



On Jan 2, 2020, at 4:13 PM, Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:

Hello all. So while my boat is hauled out and getting some work done I thought I would get some other smaller projects addressed. Anyone have any luck sourcing a new companionway lock? I am having difficulty getting a duplicate key made and thinking it may be easier to simply get a whole new lock.... mine measures about 81 x 36 mm. We are in the U.S.


New companionway lock source

Arlo
 

Hello all. So while my boat is hauled out and getting some work done I thought I would get some other smaller projects addressed. Anyone have any luck sourcing a new companionway lock? I am having difficulty getting a duplicate key made and thinking it may be easier to simply get a whole new lock.... mine measures about 81 x 36 mm. We are in the U.S.


Re: Recommentation for Sharki second autopilot

Aras <aras.grinius@...>
 

On my Sharki I have a Simrad AP28 CONTROLLER, RAYMARINE MOTOR mounted just above in the galley. It came with the boat. I also had a 2nd unit which was a RAYMARINE 3000 wheel mount.

I trashed the 3000. The mount interfered with helmsman, and was only good in calm conditions.


Re: Damp in Sharki aft Cabin bulkhead

rob dillmann
 

We had the same problem with our Mango. The source was water ingress through the mizzen, following the cables of the radar and the vhf. These pass through an opening in the bulkhead and can be inspected by removing the mirror in the aft heads. Possibly this is the same in the sharki.
Regards,
Rob Dillmann
Westwind Amel Mango 43

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone

Op 1 jan. 2020 om 01:18 heeft Warren Traill <trailz@...> het volgende geschreven:



Yes we have that problem. And have tried waterweld in the corners of each cavity. It has made a difference.
However now that we are in monsoon season the water ingress has increased.
I am now considering fitting  a lid to the top cavity to reduce the water intake.
Also I am now wondering if it's possible that water could be entering the bulkhead through the inside of the mast. Is this possible?
I'll be following this subject with great interest.

On 31 Dec 2019 1:31 a.m., marklesparkle59 <marklesparkle59@...> wrote:
Has any other Sharki owner experienced moisture getting into the aft cabin bulkhead from the mizzen pockets? How did you deal with it?

Mark Porter
Sea Hobo
Sharki 96


Re: Damp in Sharki aft Cabin bulkhead

Warren Traill
 

Yes we have that problem. And have tried waterweld in the corners of each cavity. It has made a difference.
However now that we are in monsoon season the water ingress has increased.
I am now considering fitting  a lid to the top cavity to reduce the water intake.
Also I am now wondering if it's possible that water could be entering the bulkhead through the inside of the mast. Is this possible?
I'll be following this subject with great interest.

On 31 Dec 2019 1:31 a.m., marklesparkle59 <marklesparkle59@...> wrote:
Has any other Sharki owner experienced moisture getting into the aft cabin bulkhead from the mizzen pockets? How did you deal with it?

Mark Porter
Sea Hobo
Sharki 96


Re: Super Maramu 2000 - Water in bilge hall way compartment

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

You and me too Alan.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 31 December 2019 at 21:32 Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

YES check all the hoses and connections, of course.
I'm very curious to know what goes on in that compartment!
What's the black seacock for?
And the yellow/black hose and the orange thingy and the black bizzo with the wires attached.
The only things I recognise are the white hose and the speed and depth xdcrs!
Cheers...and Happy New Year !
Alan
Elyse
SM437


Re: Super Maramu 2000 - Water in bilge hall way compartment

 

Lucy & Chris,

More than likely the water accumulation is because the bow thruster needs servicing with tube seal replacements, or you have sailed the boat without using the locking pin to secure the bow thruster in the UP position, or maybe you sailed with the bow thruster in the DOWN position. Whatever the cause, the accumulated water is likely not the only thing you need to address. Things like seals, rust on the base of the motor, and possibly a bow thruster tube frozen to the base of the motor. I don't mean to scare you, but you probably need some help. 

Maybe we should discuss this. I offer 1 hour of consulting at no cost to you: 1 hour free consulting Let me know. brouse@... 

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


On Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 5:59 AM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
You can buy in-expensive battery powered water alarms from Amazon.  Place one in this compartment and you will get a quick reminder when you leave the bow thruster down, un-pinned or the seals no longer keep the water out. 

If you really bash into the waves for a while, some sea water may be forced past the bow thruster seals even when they keep it out in other conditions. 

Best regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387

On Mon, Dec 30, 2019, 8:11 PM Lucy Pearce sv Starfish via Groups.Io <lucyannepearce=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io wrote:
Hi

We have found a fair amount of water in the bilge compartment under the hallway between the forward head and cabin.(where the depth sounder and speed gauge are located)

The toilet pump has stopped working, whether this is because of the water in there, or whether a broken pump has caused water to accumulate here I don’t know.

Does anyone know what the valve/stopcock is in this bilge compartment or offer any advice?

many thanks in advance

Lucy and Chris
Starfish HIN 238 Super Maramu 2000