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Re: Autopilot drive on a Amel Maramu 46ft

Dirk Hazenoot Maramu Huli 171
 

Dear Volker,
 
Thank you for your comment. I've seen your setup. Looks nice. I also checked the Jefa site and saw that a Maramu is too heavy for the direct drive autopilot drive unit type I (30' to 45'). When I want to use Jefa I have to install the direct drive autopilot drive unit type II (40' to 55'). The drive unit type II is 252 mm high and I cannot store that height in the hatch at the quadrant. Too bad because I think I would also be very satisfied with a Jefa drive. Thanks again
 
Yours sincerely
Dirk Hazenoot


Re: A54 battery compartment dimension

David Crisp
 

Measured mine last year when considering lithium - see attached sketch (dimensions are mm).  Think this tallies with Dominique's response.
--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58


Re: Galley sink drain

Joerg Esdorn
 

Further info on this topic.  I just learned that an A55 owner installed a direct drain to a new through hull for the galley sink.   Anyone on this forum?  That sounds like a great solution - furthering the idea that the boat has all the comforts of home.  And given that that the engine room is water tight I see the additional risk posed by the additional through hull as small.   So I’m considering doing the same.  Thoughts?  Do other Amels have more than one through hull below the water line?  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem 
wintering in La Rochelle 


Re: which pump?

Scott SV Tengah
 

We have used a variable speed Marco UP-6E on our A54 for over two years.

Without the accumulator, it died within 3 months, with an accumulator, it has lasted almost two years and is still going strong.

Two differences with the A54, compared to previous models, is that our domestic water lines are all rigid (I believe PEX) AND further our toilets are fresh water flush, using a water solenoid. In my extensive conversations with Marco engineers, it appears that those two result in a hammer effect that damaged the seals within our Marco pump.

The pump is great and provides more water than we need. I believe the SM has flexible domestic water supply lines so potentially its not an issue, but I would still use an accumulator. 

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


Re: Autopilot drive on a Amel Maramu 46ft

Volker
 

Dirk,
we do have a Sharki snd did install the second autpilot in the aft compartment as a complete independent drive from our old 6000 system.
The second system is a Raymarine with a Jefa drive. We are very pleased with its performance.

Volker
Mickmoon, Sharki hull 176


Re: Maramu replacement autopilot drive motor

Alex BAIZEAU
 

Here are some pictures of our Raymarine type 2 setup. It’s unfortunate that it sticks out but we are happy with it. 

You can see that the casing have been drilled on the side so that the electric cables don’t exit through the back of the unit anymore.

Alex, Maramu 207 



On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 8:09 AM Dirk Hazenoot Maramu Huli 171 via groups.io <dekoer=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Miles and Jacob,

I also want to put a raymarine autopilot on our Amel Maramu. Could I get a picture from you so I can see how you have placed the autopilot. Thank you!
 
Dirk


Autopilot drive on a Amel Maramu 46ft

Dirk Hazenoot Maramu Huli 171
 

Dear Amel friends,
 
We want to place a 2nd autopilot on our Maramu. Can you tell me which Drive fits best on an Amel Maramu 46ft? I will be very grateful if you can send me a picture of your drive installation. My email address is dekoer@...
 
Have fun sailing and it is so nice to be an Amelowner.
 
@Bill maybe you have a good tip for us?
 
Sincerely,
 
Dirk and Stephanie


Re: Maramu replacement autopilot drive motor

Dirk Hazenoot Maramu Huli 171
 

My emailadres is dekoer@...


Re: 12V alternator for D3 Volvo on Amel 54

Ian Fraser
 

Thanks Dean. It certainly looks like this is a common issue with trying to find an isolated ground alternator that fits on the D3……seems the Volvo ones needed to be “modified”.

On 16 Oct 2021, at 02:38, Dean Gillies <stella@soundthinking.com.au> wrote:

Ian,
I have recently replaced my alternator with the (expensive) Volvo numbered model. I had to modify (ie machine) the alternator mountings to accept the delrin 'sleeves' that Scott mentioned. I suspect these sleeves were installed by Amel. So be aware that the Volvo numbered alternator does not just fit without modification, even if you do have those sleeves to hand.
Good luck.
Dean
SV STELLA
A54-154
Currently in Fisterra, Spain

Sent from my iPhone X




Re: A54 battery compartment dimension

Stefan Schaufert
 

Same on 
A54 #119 Lady Charlyette.

Consider, that are the dimensions of the bottom (width) of the compartment, which are smaller then the top.

Best regards
Stefan


Re: Maramu replacement autopilot drive motor

Dirk Hazenoot Maramu Huli 171
 

Hi Miles and Jacob,

I also want to put a raymarine autopilot on our Amel Maramu. Could I get a picture from you so I can see how you have placed the autopilot. Thank you!
 
Dirk


Re: 12V alternator for D3 Volvo on Amel 54

Dean Gillies
 

Ian,
I have recently replaced my alternator with the (expensive) Volvo numbered model. I had to modify (ie machine) the alternator mountings to accept the delrin 'sleeves' that Scott mentioned. I suspect these sleeves were installed by Amel. So be aware that the Volvo numbered alternator does not just fit without modification, even if you do have those sleeves to hand.
Good luck.
Dean
SV STELLA
A54-154
Currently in Fisterra, Spain

Sent from my iPhone X


Re: which pump?

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

I'll add that we do not use an accumulator. The variable speed pumps don't need them. I've heard mixed reports about whether or not an accumulator actually messes up the operation of a variable speed pump. At any rate, it's just one more thing on a boat... simplify whenever possible.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
NZ

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021, 7:21 AM SV Trilogy <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:
Hi Eric,

We've been using the Jabsco Vflo 5.0 (42755-0094) for years now without pressure issues or leaking fittings. It's factory shutoff pressure is actually 60psi. The pressure set screw can be adjusted. The pressures created by the hot water boiler when it heats up cold water and no faucet is opened seem much higher anyway.

You should be fine installing your Shurflo 55. It will move more water so be aware of that when you turn things on wide open.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
NZ


On Fri, Oct 15, 2021, 11:50 AM Eric Freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
My domestic water pump just died it is a Jabsco pup rated at 40 psi.
I was happy with the water volume.

I have on board a Sureflow rated at 55 psi and more volume.

I had bought it a while ago and then realized that the original Amel pump was not rated at such a high pressure.
I wonder what the group thinks of using this pump. If I recall a few owners use the 55 psi pump.

Fair Winds
ERIC
Kimberlite Amel SM 376



-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of antonio scipioni via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:51 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Winter berth at Tuscany

Dear jose
Cala Galera is the best place
You can ask for a berth to agenzia pianelli Cell 0039 0564 832344 Br Antonio
Sn108 vagabundo
Cala Galera

Inviato da iPhone

> Il giorno 13 ott 2021, alle ore 15:27, PAOLO CUNEO <pc43ge@...> ha scritto:
>
> Dear Jose,
> Welcoming place the Tuscany coast for Amelians. During my cruising, I
> found Amel boats and knowledgeable owners based there in three
> consecutive marinas: Cala Dei Medici, San Vincenzo and Salivoli. I
> never wintered there but it I had the Impression of a degree of
> familiarity with the brand  also on the part of technician and service
> personnel Bests, Paolo Cuneo SM 454 Whisper
>
> Inviato da iPad
>
> --
> Paolo Cuneo
> SM 454 Whisper
>
>
>
>
>












Re: A54 battery compartment dimension

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Thanks Dominique.

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Paul Dowd & Sharon Brown

S/Y Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98
tel: +44 (0)7710 466619

skype: pauldowd
web:
https://my.yb.tl/yafohi

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dominique Sery via groups.io
Sent: 15 October 2021 18:23
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 battery compartment dimension

 

Hello,

On my 54, the service battery compartment is:
146 cm
27 cm
51 cm
All the best
Dominique


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: which pump?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Eric, the 55psi will put extra load on every connection with a greater possibility of failure. So long as you are happy with that I cant see a problem.
Kind Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 15 October 2021 at 12:47 Eric Freedman <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:


My domestic water pump just died it is a Jabsco pup rated at 40 psi.
I was happy with the water volume.

I have on board a Sureflow rated at 55 psi and more volume.

I had bought it a while ago and then realized that the original Amel pump was not rated at such a high pressure.
I wonder what the group thinks of using this pump. If I recall a few owners use the 55 psi pump.

Fair Winds
ERIC
Kimberlite Amel SM 376



-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of antonio scipioni via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:51 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Winter berth at Tuscany

Dear jose
Cala Galera is the best place
You can ask for a berth to agenzia pianelli Cell 0039 0564 832344 Br Antonio
Sn108 vagabundo
Cala Galera

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 13 ott 2021, alle ore 15:27, PAOLO CUNEO <pc43ge@gmail.com> ha scritto:

Dear Jose,
Welcoming place the Tuscany coast for Amelians. During my cruising, I
found Amel boats and knowledgeable owners based there in three
consecutive marinas: Cala Dei Medici, San Vincenzo and Salivoli. I
never wintered there but it I had the Impression of a degree of
familiarity with the brand also on the part of technician and service
personnel Bests, Paolo Cuneo SM 454 Whisper

Inviato da iPad

--
Paolo Cuneo
SM 454 Whisper














Re: Installing rub rail inserts

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Craig,
I was looking into the rub rail rubber replacement and found your last mail to Darren and Karen.
It seems a little late but have you in the mean time already found the 10 to go ahead for an order?

We are very much interested only would like to know what the costs would be for a Super Maramu
Als we have potentially two other SM owners who are also interested.

Appreciate to know if we would still join for a next order

Thanks
Eric & Els Opdeweegh
sv Abayomi SM158
currently in Holland preparing for a circumnavigtion from July 2023


Re: which pump?

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Hi Eric,

We've been using the Jabsco Vflo 5.0 (42755-0094) for years now without pressure issues or leaking fittings. It's factory shutoff pressure is actually 60psi. The pressure set screw can be adjusted. The pressures created by the hot water boiler when it heats up cold water and no faucet is opened seem much higher anyway.

You should be fine installing your Shurflo 55. It will move more water so be aware of that when you turn things on wide open.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
NZ


On Fri, Oct 15, 2021, 11:50 AM Eric Freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:
My domestic water pump just died it is a Jabsco pup rated at 40 psi.
I was happy with the water volume.

I have on board a Sureflow rated at 55 psi and more volume.

I had bought it a while ago and then realized that the original Amel pump was not rated at such a high pressure.
I wonder what the group thinks of using this pump. If I recall a few owners use the 55 psi pump.

Fair Winds
ERIC
Kimberlite Amel SM 376



-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of antonio scipioni via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:51 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Winter berth at Tuscany

Dear jose
Cala Galera is the best place
You can ask for a berth to agenzia pianelli Cell 0039 0564 832344 Br Antonio
Sn108 vagabundo
Cala Galera

Inviato da iPhone

> Il giorno 13 ott 2021, alle ore 15:27, PAOLO CUNEO <pc43ge@...> ha scritto:
>
> Dear Jose,
> Welcoming place the Tuscany coast for Amelians. During my cruising, I
> found Amel boats and knowledgeable owners based there in three
> consecutive marinas: Cala Dei Medici, San Vincenzo and Salivoli. I
> never wintered there but it I had the Impression of a degree of
> familiarity with the brand  also on the part of technician and service
> personnel Bests, Paolo Cuneo SM 454 Whisper
>
> Inviato da iPad
>
> --
> Paolo Cuneo
> SM 454 Whisper
>
>
>
>
>












Re: A54 battery compartment dimension

Dominique Sery
 

Hello,

On my 54, the service battery compartment is:
146 cm
27 cm
51 cm
All the best
Dominique


A54 battery compartment dimension

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi all,

 

I’m away from my boat and need to get confirmation of the exact dimensions of the battery compartment – just the service battery part, so excluding the space reserved for the engine battery. Would someone have these figures to hand?

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Paul Dowd & Sharon Brown

S/Y Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98
tel: +44 (0)7710 466619

skype: pauldowd
web:
https://my.yb.tl/yafohi

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


which pump?

Eric Freedman
 

My domestic water pump just died it is a Jabsco pup rated at 40 psi.
I was happy with the water volume.

I have on board a Sureflow rated at 55 psi and more volume.

I had bought it a while ago and then realized that the original Amel pump was not rated at such a high pressure.
I wonder what the group thinks of using this pump. If I recall a few owners use the 55 psi pump.

Fair Winds
ERIC
Kimberlite Amel SM 376

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of antonio scipioni via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:51 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Winter berth at Tuscany

Dear jose
Cala Galera is the best place
You can ask for a berth to agenzia pianelli Cell 0039 0564 832344 Br Antonio
Sn108 vagabundo
Cala Galera

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 13 ott 2021, alle ore 15:27, PAOLO CUNEO <pc43ge@gmail.com> ha scritto:

Dear Jose,
Welcoming place the Tuscany coast for Amelians. During my cruising, I
found Amel boats and knowledgeable owners based there in three
consecutive marinas: Cala Dei Medici, San Vincenzo and Salivoli. I
never wintered there but it I had the Impression of a degree of
familiarity with the brand also on the part of technician and service
personnel Bests, Paolo Cuneo SM 454 Whisper

Inviato da iPad

--
Paolo Cuneo
SM 454 Whisper




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