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Re: Port side Front Navigation Light unreliable

 

FYI,

The Belden Cable I recommend is round and is .222" or 5.6mm in diameter. Available on Amazon in 50 foot and 500 foot rolls. I think I bought a 500 foot roll and ran out.
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On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 4:47 PM Michael & Robyn <SY_RIPPLE@...> wrote:
On Sun, Dec 20, 2020 at 09:36 AM, CW Bill Rouse wrote:
Preparing to pull wire
Thank y'all for the explanation and the tricks of the trade. I will see whether I can source the Belden cable here in Antigua. Ill report back how it went once I get to the project.
 
--
Michael & Robyn

SY RIPPLE SM2K # 417


Re: Waterleak

Chris Doucette
 

Also— consider some food coloring to help identify sources of leakage :)


Re: Waterleak

Thomas Kleman
 

One bit of advice- finding a leak on a boat would be easy if it never heeled or stressed during sailing. But since it does, the path of the leak can appear uphill or circuitous when moored or at anchor. We use baby powder in strategic places to try to trace the path of the liquid. Works well.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422


Re: Any SM owners use a Beta engine??

Dirk Hazenoot Maramu Huli 171
 

Good day Amel lovers,
 
Thank you very much for your response. I am afraid that the Beta 60 will be removed from the range. I just think that our Maramu and the Beta 60 can form a good couple. Bill, I also e-mailed you in person for the discount that I might be able to receive through you at Beta. Thank you again for this.


Re: Any SM owners use a Beta engine??

Dennis Johns
 

"Alternators are highly reliable".  If that were the case you would never see alternator/generator repair shops.  I've had my Maramu for 19 years and have replaced the house alternator three times.  It's electronic and the marine environment is not kind to electronics.  Each time my alternator has failed, all I had to do is switch the batteries to "both" until I arrived somewhere the alternator could be rebuilt (the alternator recharging the starter batteries could handle the entire battery bank -slowly but it could do it).  Never underestimate the value of redundancy, I'm quite sure Henri didn't.

Dennis Johns
Maramu #121

On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 7:41 AM Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dirk,

I can't think of a good reason to have two separate 12V alternators.  Charging a separate engine battery and a house battery bank can be handled in many less complex ways. Alternators are generally highly reliable, so a redundant system really isn't much benefit.  If you will have a lead-acid battery for the engine, with your lithium house system, a battery-to-battery charger would be the way to go.  That way you can program the B-to-B charger to match the charging profile needed by the other battery chemistry.

So... I would definitely go with the single large alternator.  Having Beta do the install is a lot simpler, since the PTO on the engine will be all set up for the heavy loads of the large alternator with brackets and mounting points all using their standard engineering.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Any SM owners use a Beta engine??

 

I believe the Beta 85 is a good choice for the SM or the 54. This engine does not have a computer with multiple sensors and is made with a reliable Kabuto 4 cylinder diesel engine. Several of my clients have purchased Beta engines and have had mostly expected results. The Beta 60 is going away, so if you are interested in the Beta 60 for a Maramu or Santorin, act quickly or you will miss out. Thank the EPA.

My clients enjoy a significant discount from Beta. Email me if you want more information.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 9:41 AM Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dirk,

I can't think of a good reason to have two separate 12V alternators.  Charging a separate engine battery and a house battery bank can be handled in many less complex ways. Alternators are generally highly reliable, so a redundant system really isn't much benefit.  If you will have a lead-acid battery for the engine, with your lithium house system, a battery-to-battery charger would be the way to go.  That way you can program the B-to-B charger to match the charging profile needed by the other battery chemistry.

So... I would definitely go with the single large alternator.  Having Beta do the install is a lot simpler, since the PTO on the engine will be all set up for the heavy loads of the large alternator with brackets and mounting points all using their standard engineering.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: User manual Maramu 46 #solution

Philippe BELLOIR
 

Thank you for the manual

Happy Christmas

Philippe

 

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On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 3:49 AM Nicolas Tiné via groups.io <Nicolastine=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi everybody. I recently bought Marmaid, a Maramu 46/1986, and I want to know if some of you have an english or french copy of the User Manual

The boat is rather sophisticated and specific, so it would be a great help for me.

Thanks a lot 


Re: Any SM owners use a Beta engine??

Karen Smith
 

Dirk,

I can't think of a good reason to have two separate 12V alternators.  Charging a separate engine battery and a house battery bank can be handled in many less complex ways. Alternators are generally highly reliable, so a redundant system really isn't much benefit.  If you will have a lead-acid battery for the engine, with your lithium house system, a battery-to-battery charger would be the way to go.  That way you can program the B-to-B charger to match the charging profile needed by the other battery chemistry.

So... I would definitely go with the single large alternator.  Having Beta do the install is a lot simpler, since the PTO on the engine will be all set up for the heavy loads of the large alternator with brackets and mounting points all using their standard engineering.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Jimmy Cornell ZOOM meeting and the Elcano Challenge, Aventura Zero

 

Many of you attend or later watched the Jimmy Cornell ZOOM meeting in October. During that meeting, Jimmy explained his newest project, the Elcano Challenge, Aventura Zero.

Jimmy had to abort in the Canary Islands:
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Re: Any SM owners use a Beta engine??

Dirk Hazenoot Maramu Huli 171
 

Good day Amel lovers,
 
We are also planning to replace our perkins with a Beta 60 on our Maramu. We also plan to replace our batteries for 8 x 100 Ah lithium batteries. Is it sufficient to have one 175 Amp, 12 Volt Alternator installed on the engine by Beta marine or is it better to install a 175 Amp, 12 Volt Secondary Domestic Alternator separately in addition to the standard 70 Amp, 12 Volt Alternator? 
 
I would like to know from Amel lovers who also use a Beta 60 which Aternator configuration they have applied to their Beta 60.
 
Ps: what a great forum this is. My thanks to all those who make this forum possible.
 


"Apple is examining a chemistry for the car battery called LFP, or lithium iron phosphate, for its car", that will bring the cost down for all of us

JB Duler
 


Re: Waterleak

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Jose,

The O rings might look good, but still a good idea to change them out if you haven't already done so.  Make sure you put a lot of grease on the shaft before you put it back in the hole.

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: User manual Maramu 46 #solution

 

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On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 3:49 AM Nicolas Tiné via groups.io <Nicolastine=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi everybody. I recently bought Marmaid, a Maramu 46/1986, and I want to know if some of you have an english or french copy of the User Manual

The boat is rather sophisticated and specific, so it would be a great help for me.

Thanks a lot 


Re: Water ingress

 

There is one more possible source. Call it #7.

It is the hose and its connections from the anchor locker. The anchor locker hose is connected to a T fitting in the floor near the Depth Sounder. It is about a 25mm hose. Follow it back to the anchor locker, checking the hose and its connections.
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On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 11:24 AM Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Jose,

If the water is seawater as you say, the sources of the seawater in this spot in the order of probability are:
  1. Bow Thruster seals
  2. Toilet flush hose hole or crack forward of the saloon/forward bulkhead and/or its connection to the Jabsco Macerator.
  3. Air Conditioner seawater hose leaking (hole or crack) forward of the saloon/forward bulkhead and/or its connection to the forward air conditioner.
  4. Anchor wash hose leaking (hole or crack) forward of the saloon/forward bulkhead.
  5. AC seawater ball valve and thru-hull 
  6. Crack or hole in the seawater cooling jacket on the forward AC unit
I would test to see if it is number 2 - 4 above by turning OFF the ball-valve on the Secondary Saltwater Manifold. This will turn off the seawater supply to Toilets, Air Conditioner, and Anchor wash. You'll need to use fresh water to flush toilets via the shower. Even with the ball valve OFF, you may get some seawater because there will be some seawater in the manifold & lines. You could minimize the water in the manifold and lines by flushing the forward toilet, running the anchor wash, and running the AC pump, for about 10 seconds, each.

Bill
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On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 4:38 AM JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hello Sabine!

Thanks for the advice, but the water is 100% salted!
Keep searching,

Cheers
--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: Waterleak

 

This hose circled in green is the drain hose to the gray water sump (bilge). It carries mostly gray water, but some saltwater from the chain locker is carried to the bilge via this hose.
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On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 5:01 AM JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hello Bill!

You are correct in your observation regarding the anchor wash system in my SM.
So, I already discard this option.
Regarding TDS test, I did not made the accurate test.
I order a TDS meter, but the taste is salted, no color or smell.
As long as I observe, the first place to show the seawater (assumed) is where you mark the green area.
Can you help me to identify this hose (picture) that comes out of the bow and passes under the floor of the front wc .. Its entire extension is moist with salt water, despite being attached to the top of the floor.

Thanks for the help

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: Water ingress

 

Jose,

If the water is seawater as you say, the sources of the seawater in this spot in the order of probability are:
  1. Bow Thruster seals
  2. Toilet flush hose hole or crack forward of the saloon/forward bulkhead and/or its connection to the Jabsco Macerator.
  3. Air Conditioner seawater hose leaking (hole or crack) forward of the saloon/forward bulkhead and/or its connection to the forward air conditioner.
  4. Anchor wash hose leaking (hole or crack) forward of the saloon/forward bulkhead.
  5. AC seawater ball valve and thru-hull 
  6. Crack or hole in the seawater cooling jacket on the forward AC unit
I would test to see if it is number 2 - 4 above by turning OFF the ball-valve on the Secondary Saltwater Manifold. This will turn off the seawater supply to Toilets, Air Conditioner, and Anchor wash. You'll need to use fresh water to flush toilets via the shower. Even with the ball valve OFF, you may get some seawater because there will be some seawater in the manifold & lines. You could minimize the water in the manifold and lines by flushing the forward toilet, running the anchor wash, and running the AC pump, for about 10 seconds, each.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 4:38 AM JOSE PRIETO <prietomd11@...> wrote:
Hello Sabine!

Thanks for the advice, but the water is 100% salted!
Keep searching,

Cheers
--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: English/French Dictionary

Philippe BELLOIR
 

Hello nicolas, i have the same problème with my Maramu (1986 too), can you send me the manual.

When I will be on board, I send you all the docs I have.

You can have a look on http://www.forum-voiliers-amel.net/

 

Regards,

Philippe

 

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Hi Peter !
I just recieved an owner manual for my Maramu 46 in english and your work would be very helpfull to me

You can e-mail me at : nicolastine@...

Thanks a lot


Re: Waterleak

JOSE PRIETO
 

Hello Ken,

Following your advice, I checked the transducer o'ring and it seems ok. I'll keep an eye on it.
Thanks god I'm not having problem with the aft bathroom, but its nice to know your experience about it.

Thank you very much for the advices,


Keep safe

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: Waterleak

JOSE PRIETO
 

Hello Bill!

You are correct in your observation regarding the anchor wash system in my SM.
So, I already discard this option.
Regarding TDS test, I did not made the accurate test.
I order a TDS meter, but the taste is salted, no color or smell.
As long as I observe, the first place to show the seawater (assumed) is where you mark the green area.
Can you help me to identify this hose (picture) that comes out of the bow and passes under the floor of the front wc .. Its entire extension is moist with salt water, despite being attached to the top of the floor.

Thanks for the help

--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: Water ingress

JOSE PRIETO
 

Hello Sabine!

Thanks for the advice, but the water is 100% salted!
Keep searching,

Cheers
--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain

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