Date   

Sad News

Eric Freedman
 

I am sorry to report that Mark Fruehauf , from Balcen Watermakers in Maine  has passed away.

He was one of three companies that repaired and had parts for the Dessalator watermaker.  

I always found him very knowledgeable and helpful. I do not know what the family will be doing with the business.

Sadly

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: New engine for 1988 Mango

Eric Freedman
 

Why don’t you try a starter motor alternator rebuilding company ? I just had a motor rebuilt here on Long Island last week.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Kaplan,Andre
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 9:00 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New engine for 1988 Mango

 

To all fellow Amelians

I have a 1988 Mango with a 4-236 Perkins engine with 13000 hours. Engine runs great, no smoke and good oil analysis. Unfortunately the engine starter has failed. I’m in a busy marina in Connecticut and over last 3 months they have found 4 replacement starters but none have worked… either they did not fit, had wrong voltage (my boat is 12 volts) or defective actuator. I am now wondering if I will ever be able to secure new starter and I am now considering a new engine…

I am asking for any advice on what options I have for a new engine… Any opinions would be greatly appreciated..

Andre Kaplan

Mango 71 88

 



On Aug 17, 2021, at 7:18 PM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:



*** Attention: This is an external email. Use caution responding, opening attachments or clicking on links. ***

Matt, You did not give your location, but if in the States ,I just bought a new alternator thru Hardin Marine for my Volvo TMD22a ,as I discovered my old one did not have an isolated ground ,be sure to buy one that is isolated. 

Pat

SM Shenanigans

Sassafras ,Md.

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia <charlesmatthewday@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Aug 17, 2021 12:26 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] VOLVO TMD22 Ext Reg Alternator

Hey Folks,

Looking for some guidance from the group from anyone whom has installed a higher output externally regulated alternator on their Volvo TMD22.  What brand did you choose?  What drove your decision process?  Any service or fitment issues worth mentioning?

Matt


Re: Rubber door /porthole stoppers #replacement

Eric Freedman
 

I thought they were made by Goiot hatch company. They hold open the hatch in the galley and the aft head and cabin.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of EricOpdeweegh
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 6:32 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rubber door /porthole stoppers #replacement

 

Hi Alan, 
Thanks for the alternative.

rgrds
Els & Eric Opdeweegh
sv Abayomi SM hull 158
Currently in Rotterdam The Netherlands 


Re: Electric Genua Furler SM2K

 

You may need a new one of these. Photo is of the last generation. There might be one at SAV@.... If not contact me at brouse@...
image.png

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

On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 12:23 PM Alexander Schenk via groups.io <schenkschierloh=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks. Unfortunately some (at least one) seams to have sheared of and is stuck in the bottom and I can’t fit a screw extractor through the access hole…


On 18 Aug 2021, at 10:01, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:



Hi. If you look you will find an access hole down through the rope pully. You can access the screws one at a time through this. You need a heavy duty Phillips screwdriver.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 18 August 2021 at 19:24 "Alexander Schenk via groups.io" <schenkschierloh@...> wrote:


Hallo,
I am wondering how to dismantle the electric curler in order to put in the apparently three screws that fix the small grey disc to the motor unit as seen on the foto/video.

I need to sand and repaint in any case, any specific tipps are appreciated, apparently not so easy to paint alloy..


Best
Alexander
SY Antinea
SM2K #231




Re: Electric Genua Furler SM2K

Alexander Schenk
 

Thanks. Unfortunately some (at least one) seams to have sheared of and is stuck in the bottom and I can’t fit a screw extractor through the access hole…


On 18 Aug 2021, at 10:01, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...> wrote:



Hi. If you look you will find an access hole down through the rope pully. You can access the screws one at a time through this. You need a heavy duty Phillips screwdriver.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 18 August 2021 at 19:24 "Alexander Schenk via groups.io" <schenkschierloh@...> wrote:


Hallo,
I am wondering how to dismantle the electric curler in order to put in the apparently three screws that fix the small grey disc to the motor unit as seen on the foto/video.

I need to sand and repaint in any case, any specific tipps are appreciated, apparently not so easy to paint alloy..


Best
Alexander
SY Antinea
SM2K #231




Re: Elastic coupling for Yanmar engine

JB Duler
 

Bill, this is it!!!!!!!!!!!
You are a magician. I’ll call them ASAP.
Thank you again,
JB

--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: Elastic coupling for Yanmar engine

 

JB,

Your Yanmar was not original to your boat. This damper plate was probably selected at the time your boat was repowered.

I believe what you show in the photo is a Centa Marine Damper Plate. Try searching here: http://www.centa.info/?show=products&c=&what=marine

The photo below is a Centa Marine Damper Plate CF-DS-22-336 R140018
image.png
 



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

On Wed, Aug 18, 2021 at 10:38 AM JB Duler <jbduler@...> wrote:
Hello,

I need help sourcing an elastic coupling for a Yanmar engine. Would any of you know a good dealer in France, UK or the US?
I have been stuck in Empuriabrava since early May because of the lousy job done by the Port Napoleon boatyard which nearly sank our Meltem. My insurance company has been great and is now suing them for recovery.
Bottom line, plenty of time to go through problems.
The boatyard here (Empuriabrava in near Cadaques, Catalunia, in the Med) has been trying to source an elastic coupling and the dealer, after one month, told them it may take at least 15 weeks to get one. They can only source that part in Calalunia, but they asked my help to find one on my own if I can.
Any help is appreciated. I hope the photos are good enough.
Thank you!
--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: New engine for 1988 Mango

Arlo
 

I recently purchased (past March) a spare starter for my 1985 mango with the 4.236 engine. Give Jeff Beard a call, he is with perkinspower/ tradewindspower out of Miami. His number is 305-592-9745 ext. 107. His email is jeff@...


Elastic coupling for Yanmar engine

JB Duler
 

Hello,

I need help sourcing an elastic coupling for a Yanmar engine. Would any of you know a good dealer in France, UK or the US?
I have been stuck in Empuriabrava since early May because of the lousy job done by the Port Napoleon boatyard which nearly sank our Meltem. My insurance company has been great and is now suing them for recovery.
Bottom line, plenty of time to go through problems.
The boatyard here (Empuriabrava in near Cadaques, Catalunia, in the Med) has been trying to source an elastic coupling and the dealer, after one month, told them it may take at least 15 weeks to get one. They can only source that part in Calalunia, but they asked my help to find one on my own if I can.
Any help is appreciated. I hope the photos are good enough.
Thank you!
--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: New engine for 1988 Mango

amelforme
 

Andre, unless your starter has been severely overheated (or on fire), or has had a structural failure, almost any starter can be rebuilt to better than new status. I would investigate all the commercial marine starter rebuilders and beat some bushes.  Rewinding and applying resin to armatures has been very common for decades.  Cast iron can be welded by talented craftsman and this is done in the antique automobile and vintage race car industry frequently where replacements are not available.

 

I know of stationary 4-236 engines to go 25,000 hours when used in agricultural irrigation applications. Once they are turned on they are rarely turned off. They have dual/separated crankcases and filter media so that new oil can be introduced without shutting them down. When they reach 25,000 hours, the guys who maintained them would purchase them, put new rings, bearings and seals in them and use them for their own projects or sell them to anxious waiting buyers. I saw one in process of an overhaul and the pistons were removed from the top of the block, not dropped out of the bottom. NO ridge at the top of the stroke as is usually present with this amount of hours.  Incredible. This was due to no heat cycles/temperature fluctuations, clean lubricants and excellent/consistent metallurgy.

 

The negative to this plan is other ancillary equipment such as heat exchangers, pumps and other essentials will become rare, then unobtainable. Even now new injectors are harder to find than a few

years ago. And since this is a dirty rotten stinky analog dinosaur, it could be legislated out of existence.

 

Seriously, when importing a used boat into the United States and some European countries, you must certify, under severe perjury penalties , that the engine in the boat is original and meets the tier emission standards in effect at the time , OR, if a replacement engine, it too meets the same standards. If the engine is a replacement, be sure to get manufacturers supplied proof of compliance with the appropriate regulations. I learned about this from hard experience with customs officials who don’t really care about anything than their retirement package.

 

If you do replace, Beta was a good choice but haven’t had any exposure to them for several years. My go to is Yanmar and I am proud that I pushed Amel hard to switch to them when Volvo started to get hinky with warranty reimbursements. Big leap of faith for Amel as Yanmar was not as well known in Europe and was still developing a sufficient dealer network. It all worked out well.

All the best,

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kaplan,Andre
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 9:00 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New engine for 1988 Mango

 

To all fellow Amelians

I have a 1988 Mango with a 4-236 Perkins engine with 13000 hours. Engine runs great, no smoke and good oil analysis. Unfortunately the engine starter has failed. I’m in a busy marina in Connecticut and over last 3 months they have found 4 replacement starters but none have worked… either they did not fit, had wrong voltage (my boat is 12 volts) or defective actuator. I am now wondering if I will ever be able to secure new starter and I am now considering a new engine…

I am asking for any advice on what options I have for a new engine… Any opinions would be greatly appreciated..

Andre Kaplan

Mango 71 88

 




Re: New engine for 1988 Mango

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

Hello, Andre

i had a Perkins in our Old Boat until 5 years ago
The parts supply was good
if you want to ask me here in Germany I can try to ask the supplier

i need the engine number built for this
and then I'll try to get some photos.
Greetings
Elja
SM Balu 222

Von meinem iPhone gesendet


New engine for 1988 Mango

Kaplan,Andre
 

To all fellow Amelians
I have a 1988 Mango with a 4-236 Perkins engine with 13000 hours. Engine runs great, no smoke and good oil analysis. Unfortunately the engine starter has failed. I’m in a busy marina in Connecticut and over last 3 months they have found 4 replacement starters but none have worked… either they did not fit, had wrong voltage (my boat is 12 volts) or defective actuator. I am now wondering if I will ever be able to secure new starter and I am now considering a new engine…
I am asking for any advice on what options I have for a new engine… Any opinions would be greatly appreciated..
Andre Kaplan
Mango 71 88



On Aug 17, 2021, at 7:18 PM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:


*** Attention: This is an external email. Use caution responding, opening attachments or clicking on links. ***
Matt, You did not give your location, but if in the States ,I just bought a new alternator thru Hardin Marine for my Volvo TMD22a ,as I discovered my old one did not have an isolated ground ,be sure to buy one that is isolated. 
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras ,Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia <charlesmatthewday@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Aug 17, 2021 12:26 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] VOLVO TMD22 Ext Reg Alternator

Hey Folks,

Looking for some guidance from the group from anyone whom has installed a higher output externally regulated alternator on their Volvo TMD22.  What brand did you choose?  What drove your decision process?  Any service or fitment issues worth mentioning?

Matt


Re: Solar panel installation - AMEL 54's

Dan Carlson
 

Hi Matt, 

We have paid a lot of attention to our consumption habits over our years of cruising and we went with 2 @ 385w LG panels as we did not want to increase the size on the back arch. We still use the generator for the water maker, and split our cooking between the propane stove and an induction hob. 

The other big gain for us was installing 400AH of lithium batteries to essentially triple the amount of usable storage. 

We also installed a 3000watt inverter which can support our modest 230v needs. That includes routinely running the washing machine, or the induction hob, and on several occasions we have run an ac unit for several hours in the evening or the dishwasher. We only turn the inverter on when we need it to save on the residual draw.

The key is to analyse your needs/habits and build your system out to best meet that. At anchor we consume about 130ah per day (3200watts)

Best regards, Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, sm #387

On Wed, Aug 18, 2021, 3:21 AM Jeroen Jeltes <fidelis@...> wrote:
please find herewith picture of 3x400wp sunpower. they are 50cm above the davits, in-line with the mizzen boom. 


Re: COVID

Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila
 

Having Lady Annila on the hard just a few minutes drive from the appartment has resulted in a far more extended renovation of the boat during winter moths, summer we have been able to sail along the Algarve coast at least.

/Ann-Sofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

18/08/2021 kl. 12:39 skrev Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...>:

Living on our super maramu has been a godsend the past 2 years of lockdowns here in Europe. We're not ever in a hurry though, so. Got my whole to do list done over last winter, been hanging around a tiny Greek island all summer, vaxxed and safe, swimming, sailing, diving. I feel awful for our friends in cities with this stuff going on. 


Re: COVID

Dan Carlson
 

When COVID hit in spring of 2020 we were in Ile de Saintes (Caribbean). We spent an idyllic two months.locked down there with a great small community of cruisers. Then with all of the southern islands locked down we sailed north to the USVI and joined the Salty Dawgs Homeward Bound flotilla back to US Chesapeake Bay for 2020 hurricane season haul out.

In the fall of 2020 we joined the Salty Dawgs again for the southward journey, but decided to extend our stay in Bermuda to six weeks due to the safety of the island and several cruising friends there. Then we spent December and January in Antigua and Barbuda (almost nobody along the western low bay anchorages of Barbuda and plenty of places to get away from people around Antigua).  Then we received permission to enter Martinique to get rigging replaced and other work by the Amel group there in February and first half of March.  We then sailed north to St Croix USVI at the end of March to get our COVID shots and sail back to the Chesapeake Bay in early May. 

We moved slower and more thoughtfully due to the various regulations and risks. We enjoyed a small group of cruisers in each location where we stayed. We were able to have family members visit us in Antigua and St Croix, but some other friends were blocked by the restrictions. The COVID situation was very dynamic in the Caribbean islands so we had to keep our plans open and move when we could/should. Over all BeBe was a very good place to be last season.

We will attempt to do a similar route again this season.

Best regards, Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, sm #387


On Wed, Aug 18, 2021, 6:39 AM Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:
Living on our super maramu has been a godsend the past 2 years of lockdowns here in Europe. We're not ever in a hurry though, so. Got my whole to do list done over last winter, been hanging around a tiny Greek island all summer, vaxxed and safe, swimming, sailing, diving. I feel awful for our friends in cities with this stuff going on. 


Re: Chiller replacement of Amel 55

Billy Newport
 

In my first recharge, it lasted 24 hours and was empty. My second recharge used a leakseal and now it lasted 7 days. I filled it again with another leak seal and it was working for a week when a tech said they would fix it and tried to use epoxy to seal the leak but ended up making the leak big enough that leak seal wouldn't fix it and now I need a replacement. I think the leak seal typically works if the refrigerant lasts at least a week before it stops working, otherwise it seems the hole is too big to be sealed. My leak seems to be by the reversing valve which cannot be braised because of plastic parts in the valve.


Re: COVID

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Living on our super maramu has been a godsend the past 2 years of lockdowns here in Europe. We're not ever in a hurry though, so. Got my whole to do list done over last winter, been hanging around a tiny Greek island all summer, vaxxed and safe, swimming, sailing, diving. I feel awful for our friends in cities with this stuff going on. 


Re: Rubber door /porthole stoppers #replacement

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Alan, 
Thanks for the alternative.

rgrds
Els & Eric Opdeweegh
sv Abayomi SM hull 158
Currently in Rotterdam The Netherlands 


Re: Rubber door /porthole stoppers #replacement

Alan Grayson
 

I can't help with getting new ones but Bill and Karen off Harmonie put us onto these. We use them on all the ports and saved the good rubber disk for future use. Can buy them at the local hardware store.
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Ft Lauderdale 


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of EricOpdeweegh <sv.abayomi@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 4:24:13 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Rubber door /porthole stoppers #replacement
 
Dear Amelians,

We have been searching for replacement of the rubber knobs that keep the doors from the front cabin open and that keep the port holes open.
The dimensions are  diameter cylinder 20 mm/ knob end diameter 40 mm.  Thickness of the knob end 5 mm. Total height 21 mm.
See also below photos.

Did anyone found these for sale online?

Beste Regards
Els & Eric Opdeweegh
sv Abayomi SM hull 158
Currently in Rotterdam The Netherlands


 


Re: #attackedbywhales #newboat WE SOLD THE BOAT! Now what??? Sailing Ocean F... #attackedbywhales #newboat

Stefan Jeukendrup
 

Appologies, I should have searched first before asking questions...this forum is such a treasure of information.
There is Olaf's document about rudder removal:
https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/files/AMEL%20SM2K%20Rudder%20Removal/Rudder%20removal%20at%20a%20AMEL%20Super%20Maramu%202000.pdf

Olaf thank you so much! 

Stefan Jeukendrup
sv Malaka Queen
SM2k #348 @ Kilkeel, Northern Ireland

1681 - 1700 of 61098