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Super Maramu rudder filled with water

Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi
 

Dear all,

Our boat is out of the water at the moment and when we removed the zincs, a lot of water drained out. I seem to remember that there should be a drainage hole at the bottom of the rudder, is that correct? Or do we have another problem?

Best regards,
Helen and Kostas on “Meditation “, SM 29 of 1990


Re: Fresh Water Pump

Ian Townsend
 

Just wanted to circle back on my experience since starting this thread. We installed a Shurflo Aqua King II 4 gpm variable pressure (up to 55 PSI/3.8 bar) self-priming diaphragm type pump. No need for an accumulator tank and took no time to install. After six weeks, we are quite satisfied with the performance. We do not expect it to last as long as the other kinds of more expensive kit mentioned in responses from various owners (though some say their Aqua King has provided many years of service). But that also means we can carry one or two spares aboard and still be ahead. Those spares will likely be 3 gpm capacity as per Bill Kinsey's suggestion. 


Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Jan 23, 2021, at 5:36 PM, Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie@...> wrote:

Jérémy,

I'll second Bill R.'s opinion, that TF Marine pump is top notch. Very expensive, and lasts forever.

Replacing the original pump is usually done because fo the difficulty in parts sourcing. Diaphragm pumps are usually cheaper than other types of similar capacity. I have had poor luck with them--but have not used every brand by any means.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Foredeck dinghy cradle

michael winand
 

Thanks for the photos Bill.
Wishing you a safe passage 
Michael  Nebo 


On Sun, 21 Feb 2021 at 4:09 am, Bill Kinney
<cruisingconsulting@...> wrote:
On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 05:11 AM, michael winand wrote:
Thanks Bill,  some photos would be appreciated. We have the same AB.
Michael Nebo sm251 
In the category of "better late than never", here are pictures of the tie down scheme we are using for our AB 9.5 on the foredeck.  It seems secure, i can't move it throwing my weight against it. Like any "bottom-up" inflatable tie, the lines would need to be tightened if the temperature dropped and the tubes softened.  All the lines are secured with "trucker hitches" to make this easy.  Tying like this avoids the need to add tie down strong points to the deck.

Visibility is pretty good. When standing at the helm working close quarters, I can see the bow better with the dinghy here than I can see the stern with the dinghy on the aft deck. Sitting at the helm give a good view of the horizon. While sitting, there is a longer blind spot on the surface directly in front of the boat.

We are getting ready for our first passage with this arrangement, so we'll see.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Forward Looking Sonar

David Kurtz
 

Had to laugh at this!  Exactly what we did last summer, Ken.  The Erie Canal is 2 to 3 meters deep for most of its 310 mile length.  If you wish to transit it in the same month, you run 6-7 knots!  And I took out one Garmin transducer and one bow thruster as a result!  Truthfully, it was not the depth so much as the debris in the water.  I like the forward looking sonar, but in the canal all it did was scare you.  We finally stopped watching it.
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

Richard May
 

Since I bought the Recmar wrinkle band plastic hooks (heard the metal ones can break the plastic holder plus need to be re-bent) for the window curtains that Karen mentioned from Curtain-Tracks, I also bought the Recmar eye slides from them for the closet curtains. https://www.curtain-tracks.com/recmar-3050-abs-plastic-eye-slide.html

Thanks everyone!

Kathy May
SM #477, Avogato


Re: Maramu Helm Seat

 
Edited

Dennis, I will put you in touch. He is arriving in Hawaii today.
 
 
Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
 
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
 
View My Training Calendar

On Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 10:10 AM Dennis Johns <sbmesasailor@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,
 
I don't want to give up my helm seat but I don't plan on using it for a couple of months still. I could ship it to your client to use as a form to have a shop build him one if I'm sure to get it back.
 
Dennis

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 6:44 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
The original outside helm seat is what he is looking for.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
 
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
 
View My Training Calendar

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 5:30 PM Aras Grinius <aras.grinius@...> wrote:
The outside saddle?> or the inside "bar stool"
 
Aras

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 5:24 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
I have a client looking for an original Maramu Helm Seat.
 
Let me know.
 
Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
 
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
 
View My Training Calendar

 

 


 
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Aras Grinius

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: Maramu Helm Seat

Dennis Johns
 

Hi Bill,

I don't want to give up my helm seat but I don't plan on using it for a couple of months still. I could ship it to your client to use as a form to have a shop build him one if I'm sure to get it back.

Dennis

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 6:44 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
The original outside helm seat is what he is looking for.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 5:30 PM Aras Grinius <aras.grinius@...> wrote:
The outside saddle?> or the inside "bar stool"

Aras

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 5:24 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
I have a client looking for an original Maramu Helm Seat.

Let me know.

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



--
Aras Grinius


Re: Source of double lipped seals in the EU

Arno Luijten
 

On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 08:51 PM, Craig Briggs wrote:
Hey Arno,
Perhaps on the 54 but not on earlier SM's, SN's etc. Do you also have an engine air intake filter? Not on the earlier models. Maybe global warming is causing more dust in the air such that engine rooms are now like farm fields. :-)
-Cheers, 
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
Hi Craig,

Have a look at the enclosed PDF.
As you can see it's drawn in the early nineties. It is the top end of the C-Drive and it shows clearly the double lipped seal at the ingoing shaft of the C-drive. I'm not exactly sure about the build years of the different Amels but I'm pretty sure this drawing originates from the Super Maramu-era.
As this is only a single seal my guess is they wanted to maximize its lifetime by using a double lipped seal.

And about dust in the air, you should visit Curacao at some days, lots of Sahara Dust in the air. Typically our Amel is covered in the stuff after we collect her at the end of the hurricane season. Speaking from experience that dust works its way into everything. An intake filter is always a good idea.

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Maramu Helm Seat

 

The original outside helm seat is what he is looking for.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 5:30 PM Aras Grinius <aras.grinius@...> wrote:
The outside saddle?> or the inside "bar stool"

Aras

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 5:24 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
I have a client looking for an original Maramu Helm Seat.

Let me know.

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



--
Aras Grinius


Re: Does the faux teak prevent one From seeing damage before it is too late? #solution

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Daniel,

 

Over time the decks can look quite ugly. I think this is true with every brand of boat. Some owners try to keep the original look. Others have taken a different turn. I don’t this there is a horrendous argument either way. I would suggest you do what you like, what fits your budget and the valuation of your boat.

 

We had a home in our neighborhood the owner painted purple. Most neighbors thought it was an ugly color. A couple of years later the house was put up for sale. Most neighbors thought it would not sell because of the color or the new owner would immediately repaint the house. It sold very quickly to people who liked the color purple.

 

So, no. It will not drastically reduce the value of your boat. Besides, if the new owner doesn’t like the color, you can perhaps tactfully tell them when it’s their boat they can paint it any color they want.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Daniel Alexander Thompson
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:19 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Does the faux teak prevent one From seeing damage before it is too late? #solution

 

[Edited Message Follows]

If the white sub teak gel coat gets damaged, can the faux teak prevent one from seeing the problem before one is subject to a saturated balsa core?

Is there a horrendous argument for just doing away with the faux teak and painting the deck blue like a westerly 33?

Would this dramatically lower the resale value of a forty year old Mango?

Blessings from Panama


Re: Maramu Helm Seat

Aras Grinius
 

The outside saddle?> or the inside "bar stool"

Aras

On Mon, Mar 1, 2021 at 5:24 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
I have a client looking for an original Maramu Helm Seat.

Let me know.

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



--
Aras Grinius


Maramu Helm Seat

 

I have a client looking for an original Maramu Helm Seat.

Let me know.

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


Re: Remote control furling

Wolfgang Weber <webercardio@...>
 

I use a remote control for the winch of the mainsail at the mizzen to lift my dinghy/outbordmotor on the deck if I am alone. Works great and easy to install. Bypass the switch with the DC relay moment radio control. Cost about 35 €. Www.fernkontrolle.com
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162


Re: Remote control furling

Denis Foster
 

Thanks for the info.

Best regards.

Denis


Re: Mango VDO Fuel sensor replacement

Arlo
 

Awesome, thanks Gary. I pulled the sensor out today and took a bunch of measurements and have a local shop sending a unit to me over night. If it fits, I will post what I used. If it does not, then  will give Wema a shout and see what they have. On the Mango, they came stock with a push button toggle much like your on/off toggle. Very clever design by Henry surprised they stopped that with the SM. (I will say it gives my crew and new passengers onboard a startle) to see the fuel gauges read Empty )......LOL

Will post pics, parts and dimensions once done with this project......

Thanks
Arlo


Re: Group Insurance questionnaire

karkauai
 
Edited

Hi Richard, welcome to the group! There is a subgroup in this forum where owners can post their yachts for sale.  I can't imagine selling Kristy and not notifying the group first.
If you are in the US, I highly recommend Joel Potter as the broker here with the most experience and knowledge of Amels.  He knows almost every boat sold in the US personally and can steer you away from boats that have problems others might not know about.
Kent
SM 243
KRISTY

Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

Doug Smith
 

I was able to replace the track sliders with the following from Amazon.

DMSE Wholesale Ball Head Carrier Curtain Carriers Glides Sliders Slide, and Rollers (56 Pack)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085G2Y1F9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Richard May via groups.io" <airwisrich2000@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12:29 PM
To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Curtain Sizes for SM2000

 

Thank you Karen. So you just replaced the liner? Are you still using the original wrinkle band and the bean shaped curtain clips?
Bill Rouse speaks the truth, I have the blue and yellow cotton type fabric that has some mold in places. I am probably going to go with a polyester/polypropylene fabric: https://www.sailrite.com/Covington-SD-Tide-Pool-Isle-Waters-54-Fabric?t=1614533071774
I plan to get the same UV liner that Bill suggested: https://www.sailrite.com/Europatex-Eclipse-White-55-Blackout-Drapery-Fabric-Fabric?t=1614533133325
The only bean sprout curtain hooks that Sailrite has are metal and not well rated. I am unsure about reusing the 16 year old plastic hooks. Anyone know where to find new plastic ones of the same size?

Much thanks,

Kathy
SM 477, Avogato


Re: Mango VDO Fuel sensor replacement

Gary Wells
 

Hi Arlo,

 

I had the fuel sensor on our Super Maramu replaced while I was in Greece.  Wema built a custom unit for us out of the UK and sent it to us.  The price was quite reasonable for a custom order ... however, yours ~may~ be available as an "in-stock" item so it would be less.

Check them at wema.co.uk and once you get that senor out of the tank you can measure it (as well as the screw-in size) and give them an email for a quote.  They also will offer how many sensors you want for your assembly (we went with 12 ... I think).

At any rate, it was an easy replacement. I even wired in an on/off toggle so the sensor and gauge were not consuming power when not needed.

 

Good luck!

Gary W,
Former owner, SM 209, Adagio


Re: Remote control furling

Joerg Esdorn
 

The A55 comes standard with a remote for the mizzen since it is difficult to see the sail from the wheel if the hardtop is fully extended.  I’m not at the boat but I believe it is a Telecontrol t series.  https://www.tele-radio.com/us/products/t20_t60/   Mine is yellow.   It works very well.  


Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem
on the hard in Vigo


Re: Remote control furling

JB Duler
 

Denis, what kind of furler do you have for your genoa?
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John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med

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