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Re: Victron Quattro charger/inverter insta

michael winand
 

The power assist with the quattro can be used in a situation where the shore power is not a high enough amperes. 
Michael  nebo small 251


On Fri, 7 Feb 2020 at 12:31 am, James Cromie via Groups.Io
<jamescromie@...> wrote:
I have installed the Quattro on our Super Maramu #347.  Indeed, the transfer switch capability of the Quattro is currently not necessary for is because of the original transfer switch.  I have the Quattro installed after the original transfer switch. However, when/if that switch fails, we now have redundancy, which I consider an important aspect of any system on our boat.

Indeed, you're paying a bit more money for the Quattro,  but when is anything on a boat ever cheap!

Best,
James
Soteria SM2k 347
Vista mar



On Feb 6, 2020 07:09, "Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica" <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:
Hello,

I do not see the point to buy a quattro and bypass the AMEL shore power switch. If we would not have this switch it makes sense, but with an automatic switch installed? 

On my boat the multi is doing fine with the original AMEL setup. 

I split the AC panel, as described in my youtube video. Its no problem to move some breakers and carefully move the labels with them. One side / bus of AC pannel for inverter the other for shorepower/genset. It is also possible to split an AC bus. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 


On Thu, Feb 6, 2020, 05:52 David Crisp <david@...> wrote:
I've been reading through the various threads as I prepare to install solar and LiFePo on my Amel 54 and start ordering the components. It's tremendously helpful so thanks to everyone who has shared their experiences.

I'm just deciding between the Victron Multiplus and Quattro inverter/charger and would like to know why the majority of you appear to go for the Quattro. So far the existing Amel AC source selection system which automatically prioritises generator over shore power seems to work okay. Is it just a question of neatness or are there other reasons please?
--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58



Re: Engine Mounts and Decoupling Vetus/Engine Block

michael winand
 

I have recently been through this process with a new installation. 
You may find that the c drive mounts have sagged from the original position  just a few mm as the c drive is in 2 sections. Your engine mounts have probably sagged as well. 
I would begin with the current drive mounts and then the engine mounts. I gave everything a really good clean up with the engine lifted. 

On Sat, 8 Feb 2020 at 2:06 am, Alan "Woody" Wood
<woody@...> wrote:
Hi All

I've got a few jobs that require decoupling the Vetus from the engine block:

  • Changing engine mounts
  • Changing the Vetus rubber coupling parts
  • Replacing an oil seal/gasket on the flywheel bell housing (it's very leaky!). 

I've trawled the threads and got a fair idea of what to do for the most part (I think!), so thanks to all who contributed, but still have a few questions:

  • What engine mounts are used on SM 97's with a TMD 22 engine - there seems to be plenty of discussion on the subject but no definitive answer?
  • How exactly does the alignment tool (designed by Eric Freedman I think) work in practice? 
  • There is a bit of discussion about 'the trick' to avoid cutting the heads off the coupling bolts - how does this work in practice? 
Anything else you think I should consider while it's all apart? I have the added complication of a prop alternator fitted to the shaft by the way :/

Thanks in advance!

Woody
SM'97


Re: New owner

Dan Carlson
 

Welcome aboard Paul.  I think we crossed paths in Providencia.  I wish you all the best.

Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe currently in Cartagena Columbia (and heading east)

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 7:30 PM Paul Guenette via Groups.Io <paulguenette=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico


Re: New owner

Courtney Gorman
 

Congratulations Paul enjoy your new vessel 
Cheers 🥂 
Courtney 
svTrippin
54#101
MARIN


On Feb 15, 2020, at 7:30 PM, Paul Guenette via Groups.Io <paulguenette@...> wrote:

Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico


Re: New owner

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Salut Paul,

We are good friends of the PO. We helped each other out from Lanzarote to S of Panama. 

Welcome aboard

Jean-Pierre Germain 
Eleuthera SM 007 NZ


On 16/02/2020, at 1:30 PM, Paul Guenette via Groups.Io <paulguenette@...> wrote:

Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico


Re: New owner

Mark Erdos
 

 

Hi Paul,

 

Congratulations. Hopefully our paths will cross out here one day.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Galapagos

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Guenette via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:31 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New owner

 

Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico


New owner

Paul Guenette
 

Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico


Maramu Hydranet Mainsail for sale

 

I just posted a Marumu Mainsail in Parts for Sale at:
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Dessalator Watermaker 24 volt motor

 

Thomas,

Thanks for your posting. Did you try Dessalator.com for these brushes? I think this is important to know.


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On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hello 

There are 4 brushes on the motor. They are held in place by rubber covers that you unscrew. 
I find it easier to bring the motor out of the engine room to work on the brushes. 

I cleaned the carbon dust twice in the space of a couple of weeks and eventually replaced the brushes. Looking at the new ones, I noticed the old ones were slightly cracked lengthways, which could have explained why they wouldn’t slide so freely in their housing and would eventually lose conductivity. I guess i could have sanded them down a little to fix the issue. 

We sourced the brushes here:
vendite@...

Product code SP1812MC50

They’re not cheap (about €15 each) and they had a minimum order of €180 and would only
ship dhl which was €60. The company was a bit of a pain to work with, as they usually only work with companies, not individuals. 

We got a discount for ordering 3 sets of 4 brushes n springs, and still have a spare one.


Hope that helps

Thomas
GARULFO
A54-122
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia 




On 4 Feb 2020, at 13:24, ofer magen <ofermagen@...> wrote:

Hallo,
I have the same problem now with the 24v motor not working.
Can you please explain where the brushes are and how to remove them?
Thanks, 
Ofer
SV Alba
Amel 54 #160
Cyprus 


Re: ZF25M shifting problem

Brent Cameron
 

I don’t have an Amel yet but I had similar issues with my old Yanmar and it turned out to be the cable. You might want to disconnect it and try the shifter manually to rule it out. 

Brent Cameron, Future Amel owner & Amel Owner's Registry Moderator

On Feb 15, 2020, 6:29 AM -0500, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...>, wrote:
Hello,

Did you check your gear oil? 

Any water in it? 

Did you service the gear oil cooler? 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 

On Sat, Feb 8, 2020, 09:12 Arnold Mente via Groups.Io <Arnold.mente=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Amelians,
 
does anyone already have the problem that the shifting of the ZF25M gearbox is very difficult? It has occurred and the boat has not been used.
Would be grateful someone knows the problem so that I can initiate the necessary measures from a distance. The Morse switch is checked and maintained.
 
Thank you very much
Arnold
 

--
SY Zephyr SM203


--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: ZF25M shifting problem

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

Did you check your gear oil? 

Any water in it? 

Did you service the gear oil cooler? 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 

On Sat, Feb 8, 2020, 09:12 Arnold Mente via Groups.Io <Arnold.mente=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Amelians,
 
does anyone already have the problem that the shifting of the ZF25M gearbox is very difficult? It has occurred and the boat has not been used.
Would be grateful someone knows the problem so that I can initiate the necessary measures from a distance. The Morse switch is checked and maintained.
 
Thank you very much
Arnold
 

--
SY Zephyr SM203


Re: turning direction of prop and thread pitch - Santorin

JOHN HAYES
 

My Santorin is turning clockwise........ if you believe the direction of the prop alternator 

John Hayes 
Ngawaka sn 41


On 15/02/2020, at 4:07 PM, Volker Hasenauer <volker.hasenauer@...> wrote:


Hi Daniel,

thanks for your reply.

I have now 2 replies...one say right, the other say left. Leaving me with no other choice as to wait until I get my boat out of the water and physically check what I got....

I have checked as well with Maud, however so far no reply from her.

Many thanks for your effort,

Greetings from Langkawi,

Volker
SY Aquamarine, Santorin 027
Borneo, Malaysia 

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 11:37 PM Daniel Frey <Daniel.m.frey@...> wrote:
On my Santorins prop it says: L 19 x 14

L = left turning

19 = 19 inch = diameter of the prop

14 = 14 inch = theoretical distance achieved with 1 turn

Daniel Frey, SN 64 / 1992


Re: turning direction of prop and thread pitch - Santorin

Volker Hasenauer
 

Hi Daniel,

thanks for your reply.

I have now 2 replies...one say right, the other say left. Leaving me with no other choice as to wait until I get my boat out of the water and physically check what I got....

I have checked as well with Maud, however so far no reply from her.

Many thanks for your effort,

Greetings from Langkawi,

Volker
SY Aquamarine, Santorin 027
Borneo, Malaysia 

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 11:37 PM Daniel Frey <Daniel.m.frey@...> wrote:
On my Santorins prop it says: L 19 x 14

L = left turning

19 = 19 inch = diameter of the prop

14 = 14 inch = theoretical distance achieved with 1 turn

Daniel Frey, SN 64 / 1992


Re: Novamar Insurance

Eric Meury
 

amazing...as i was just in the process of talking with them.  I have the same issue with pantan.


On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 1:17 PM Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I received a notice of non-renewal from Novamar today.  They stated in the letter that the reason for non-renewal was a change in their underwriting practices.  They also said that the non-renewal was not due to anything pertaining to me.  Thought I'd let people know here in case you have novamar insurance.  My agent was unable to give me an explanation for Novamars change in policy. It could be just for boats down in the Caribbean, or they might be getting out of the marine recreational insurance industry altogether.

Duane
Wanderer SM#477


Novamar Insurance

Duane Siegfri
 

I received a notice of non-renewal from Novamar today.  They stated in the letter that the reason for non-renewal was a change in their underwriting practices.  They also said that the non-renewal was not due to anything pertaining to me.  Thought I'd let people know here in case you have novamar insurance.  My agent was unable to give me an explanation for Novamars change in policy. It could be just for boats down in the Caribbean, or they might be getting out of the marine recreational insurance industry altogether.

Duane
Wanderer SM#477


Re: Mizzen furler

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Hello all.
My name is Victor Molero and this is my first apprearance in this group that I have been following for a while. I am overwhelmed by the accumulated knowledge and experience that is shared here, so my thanks to everyone for the valuable contributions. 
I lost the piece that holds the shaft of the mizzen furler; so I have 3D printed one to replace it; this required me to do a design with a 3D program that I didn't know how to use; fortunately a friend of mine did it for me. So I am sharing here the file with the design in two different formats for anyone to use it in case you also need to 3D print it.
Best.
Victor 
SM#314


Re: rub rail insert

 

This is a perfect example of why we need to continue to support SAV at Amel. This particular part is for a rub rail that has been out of production by Amel for over 20 years. I believe it was replaced near the beginning of the production of the SM 2000.

Just Amazing! 

BTW, I remember trying to order a simple part from Beneteau when my Oceanis 46 was about 6 months old. Not only did Beneteau not have the com[ponent, they could not tell me where they sourced it. 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:06 AM Jarek Zemlo via Groups.Io <noa_blue=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
To All interested,

I just got the top seal lifted from the rub-rail on my SM #201 (1997). Fits the profile that I received from Maud (AMEL). Attached see pictures:


 
Jarek Zemlo
NOA BLUE
SM #201


Re: rub rail insert

Jarek Zemlo
 

To All interested,

I just got the top seal lifted from the rub-rail on my SM #201 (1997). Fits the profile that I received from Maud (AMEL). Attached see pictures:


 
Jarek Zemlo
NOA BLUE
SM #201


Re: Holding power of Mooring Ball required for hurricanes

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Dan,

 

We found most of the people in Curacao had no plans to head west after the season during our 6 month stay living aboard in the ABCs. They took full advantage of the Nov-Dec SE winds to sail the 500 miles (3-4 days) to the Virgin Islands on a beam reach positioning themselves for another loop through the eastern Caribbean.

 

In addition, I think I should mention the safety precautions a boat needs to take in order to passage to Trinidad.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Galapagos

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Carlson
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2020 8:56 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Holding power of Mooring Ball required for hurricanes

 

Good morning,. If you go to Peake in Trinidad, there is a good chance you will see us there this year.  We hauled there in 2017 and are planning to head back.  We also hauled in Curacao in 2018 and that was good for is as well. That decision should be based on your cruising plans for the next year.  Curacao is a good stop if you are heading west, but not if you want another pass up and down the eastern Caribbean. 

 

Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, sm#387, currently in Cartagena, Columbia 

 

 

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020, 8:28 PM Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...> wrote:

Hi

A mooring ball is rated in terms of holding power but I don’t understand what that means.  I also don’t know what holding power is required to hold a Super Maramu in a hurricane.  Could someone please explain if a 5t holding power would be sufficient or inadequate? 

I am trying to figure out what is the best option, to leave the boat on the hard (chocked and tied down) or in a marina (spider web of lines) or on a mooring ball.  We wish to leave our boat in Grenada during the hurricane season while we will be away the entire time.  (We will have someone check it regularly.)

Should the water tank be full or empty?  I guess if storing on land more weight is better, and in water less weight is better, but I am guessing.

Thanks
Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Grenada


Re: 220 volt exhaust blower replacement

JOHN HAYES
 

Mike we run them only when the motor is running
And have put in a seperate switch to turn them on and off

Currently we heading south to bluff before the entrails of the cyclone gets there and then will head south to the Auckland islands

Our issue the reverse of yours spent the day fiddling with the fuel flow to the diesel heater eventually getting it right .... we need heat not cold for the next few weeks

Give me a shout if you are coming to Wellington 


On 14/02/2020, at 3:29 PM, Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:


Thanks John.

I do have the normal engine room blowers that run when the ignition key is turned, but maybe you're on to something with the inexpensive 12V fans.

The Onan genset has a 12V alternator so could a simple 12V fan do the job here? Then it's just a matter of having it power on automatically, or remembering if it's manual.

I still think the best choice is tapping into the excess 220V power. But perhaps the 12V starter circuit is an easier and less expensive option. Any reason to not do this? Obviously maintaining the shared 12V starter battery is essential and not something you want to mess up.

Regards,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
Opua, NZ


On Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 3:17 PM JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...> wrote:
Hi Mike

I have 2 new 12 volt fans in my Santorin purchased in Wellington last year they were about nz$ 30 each and a common industrial type and performed well during 4 months in the pacific and are going well as we motor towards banks peninsula without any wind on our way to the Auckland islands

On the Santorin one fan sucks air in the other pushes it out through the port cockpit coaming 

The 2 fans  move a significant volume of air

Best

John Hayes
Nga Waka
Sn 41


On 13/02/2020, at 2:56 PM, Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:

Hi Thomas, Bob and Suzanne, anyone else with advice here,

Did you find a suitable 220V fan that you are happy with? I need to install something to keep the engine room cool while generator, water maker, battery charger, etc. are running. Currently I leave the engine room cover open when I can, not a good set up.

Thomas, I like your idea of a less expensive industrial type fan. Did you find one that works? Can you recommend a brand, model, CFM rating?

I'm currently in New Zealand if anyone has any suggestions of where to look.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ