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Re: Rudder Post Bonding

 

The only person that knows is the person who installed them. They were not installed by Amel.

Trace the wires.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 5:36 PM Adam Body <adamgcbody@...> wrote:
Hello: I have just noticed two green wires close to the rudder post in Flora, and I have attached a photo. These two wires have been disconnected and I dont know why or by whom. Does anyone know what their purpose is? 
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Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994


Rudder Post Bonding

Adam Body
 

Hello: I have just noticed two green wires close to the rudder post in Flora, and I have attached a photo. These two wires have been disconnected and I dont know why or by whom. Does anyone know what their purpose is? 
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Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994


Re: Forward Looking Sonar

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

I agree.  If you're in mud or sand and in a place where you know the depth is going to be fairly level, you can move a bit faster.  But, in this case you don't an FLS to scare you...  Just look at the depth meter.  I took out my FLS transducer by hitting a log about 5 miles off the coast of Columbia close to Magdalena River.   What a bummer.

But, I love my Echo Pilot, especially I'm in badly charted shallow waters with hard stuff around.

Happy Sailing,

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: Super Maramu rudder filled with water

marklesparkle59
 

Ralf, Sharki #96 Sea Hobo has a hole in the bottom of the rudder.

Mark Porter
Sea Hobo
Sharki 96
Cargreen YC
River Tamar
UKQ


Re: Hand Basin

Aras Grinius
 

Ralf,
You might wish to try a home hardware store or camping van store.  they should have one to fit.   I don't think the company who made these are in business anymore. I tried replacing my a long time ago, but no one knew who made them.

Aras
Sharki #163 1988


On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 2:05 PM Aras Grinius via groups.io <aras.grinius=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Get a new wife.....

Aras Grinius
Sharki #163 1988

On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 1:52 PM Ralf Schroeder <ralf.schroeder@...> wrote:
Hi Amelians,

after 40 years, the hand basin on my Sharki is no longer attractive - says my wife.

Does anyone know the manufacturer or dealer who still sells such sinks?

Best Regards
Ralf
SV Baghira, Sharki #42



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Re: Hand Basin

Aras Grinius
 

Get a new wife.....

Aras Grinius
Sharki #163 1988


On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 1:52 PM Ralf Schroeder <ralf.schroeder@...> wrote:
Hi Amelians,

after 40 years, the hand basin on my Sharki is no longer attractive - says my wife.

Does anyone know the manufacturer or dealer who still sells such sinks?

Best Regards
Ralf
SV Baghira, Sharki #42



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Aras Grinius


Hand Basin

Ralf Schroeder
 

Hi Amelians,

after 40 years, the hand basin on my Sharki is no longer attractive - says my wife.

Does anyone know the manufacturer or dealer who still sells such sinks?

Best Regards
Ralf
SV Baghira, Sharki #42


Re: Super Maramu rudder filled with water

Ralf Schroeder
 

Hi Amelians,

is this hole only on the sm or is normaly on a amel and so on my sharki too - normaly?

Best Regards
Ralf

SV Baghira, Sharki #42


Re: Super Maramu rudder filled with water

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Helen and Kostas,
As others have said there is a drain hole in the bottom of the rudder. The rudder is hollow and the drain hole is in the bottom near the front. Over time, particularly if you spend time in muddy estuaries the rudder can fill with mud. Get a hose and push water up into the hole having first opened the hole with a screwdriver/
egards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 05 March 2021 at 04:03 Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi <helenmi57@gmail.com> wrote:


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: Super Maramu rudder filled with water

Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi
 

Hi thanks everyone, we’ll look for the drainage hole!!



On 4 Mar 2021, at 6:39 PM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

Helen,

If I had to guess, the hole at the bottom of your rudder is plugged with debris. Stick a screwdriver in there, rotate it around and it should loosen up any debris. Pour some water into the opening around the middle rudder/skeg bracket to help flush out the debris while you're doing it.

Hope that helps.

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Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Super Maramu rudder filled with water

Scott SV Tengah
 

Helen,

If I had to guess, the hole at the bottom of your rudder is plugged with debris. Stick a screwdriver in there, rotate it around and it should loosen up any debris. Pour some water into the opening around the middle rudder/skeg bracket to help flush out the debris while you're doing it.

Hope that helps.

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Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Super Maramu rudder filled with water

 

Your SM had a drain hole at the bottom of the rudder. The hole must be clogged or someone filled it in.


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 10:35 AM Dominique Sery via groups.io <dominiquesery=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,
There is a hole at the bottom of my rudder (A54).
When we lift the boat the sea water flows through this hole.
Dominique


Re: Super Maramu rudder filled with water

Dominique Sery
 

Hello,
There is a hole at the bottom of my rudder (A54).
When we lift the boat the sea water flows through this hole.
Dominique


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.
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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 
 
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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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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



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