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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Pointing ability of Super Maramu

Krassopoulos Dimitris <dkra@...>
 

HELLO,

It is very interesting to read all these mails. My comment is that the
SM2000 is a superb boat for cruising and in cruising mode it outperforms
many cruisers/racers. My example is our recent common cruising with a superb
cruiser/racer from Denmark the X-562 (56 feet). I was sailing with my wife
and children the other boat had a crew of 3 sailors. We were able to arrive
always first to our end destination because we were able to start sailing 15
minutes before they were and we were able to reef online as we call it. When
the wind changed we wre able to hoist our mizzen staysail and we were again
faster although they were trying to hoist a gennaker. So the boat is
designed for cruising and it is fast, safe and easy to handle what are we
looking more than that.

Dimitris SM 2000 "Alma Libre"
www.almalibre.gr <http://www.almalibre.gr>

-----Original Message-----
From: Horst Pause [mailto:horst@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 1:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Pointing ability of Super Maramu


Hello All,

I have read the various messages about the pointing ability of your boats,
saw, to my
horror, the suggestion to have an inside track fitted. Please don't - the
Amel boats are
the only ones where one can walk around on the deck without having to wear
shoes
with steel caps!

Also, it must have occurred to you that the (flatter) in-mast mainsail may
have some
influence on the drive of the boat when she's pointing high. I have only
compared this
on two Maramus, one with furling, the other with conventional main - the
difference was
just under 5 degrees (they both had reasonably new foresails).

Anyway, a ketch is not supposed to win races round the cans.

Horst

'
' Hi David
'
' I agree with everyone about the pointing ability of the SM. On my
' boat with a new 140 headsail by super sailmakers I am seeing about 40
' dg apparent. This weekend I came in 2nd in one of the local races. My
' main competition were a Cardinal 46, J35 and a Benetau 42s7. Boats
' known for their performance characteristics. In winds of 25 to 30
' knots I held my own against these boats to windward and nailed them
' off the wind. Most of the other boats including a J35 were nowere
' close. Any pointing ability that I gave up to my competition was more
' than made up to the ability of the SM to stand up to a breeze and its
' pure speed.
' --- In amelyachtowners@..., "davidcrisp" <david@f...>
' wrote:
' > Hi All,
' >
' > How close hauled should a Super Maramu sail? The best I can do is
' > 45deg apparent, which basically means going to windward is very
' slow
' > and frustrating. In calm seas I can pinch up to maybe 40deg
' > sometimes but speed suffers badly and I usually end up with an
' > accidental tack. Am suspecting (hoping) I have a problem. Having
' > raced a lot I believe I know how to trim sails and I have a new
' > genoa.
' >
' > So is 45deg apprent normal? If not anyone ahve any suggestions as
' to
' > my problem?
' >
' > Regards
' > David
' > Gallant of Fowey
'
'
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Pointing ability of Super Maramu

Horst Pause <horst@...>
 

Hello All,

I have read the various messages about the pointing ability of your boats, saw, to my
horror, the suggestion to have an inside track fitted. Please don't - the Amel boats are
the only ones where one can walk around on the deck without having to wear shoes
with steel caps!

Also, it must have occurred to you that the (flatter) in-mast mainsail may have some
influence on the drive of the boat when she's pointing high. I have only compared this
on two Maramus, one with furling, the other with conventional main - the difference was
just under 5 degrees (they both had reasonably new foresails).

Anyway, a ketch is not supposed to win races round the cans.

Horst

'
' Hi David
'
' I agree with everyone about the pointing ability of the SM. On my
' boat with a new 140 headsail by super sailmakers I am seeing about 40
' dg apparent. This weekend I came in 2nd in one of the local races. My
' main competition were a Cardinal 46, J35 and a Benetau 42s7. Boats
' known for their performance characteristics. In winds of 25 to 30
' knots I held my own against these boats to windward and nailed them
' off the wind. Most of the other boats including a J35 were nowere
' close. Any pointing ability that I gave up to my competition was more
' than made up to the ability of the SM to stand up to a breeze and its
' pure speed.
' --- In amelyachtowners@..., "davidcrisp" <david@f...>
' wrote:
' > Hi All,
' >
' > How close hauled should a Super Maramu sail? The best I can do is
' > 45deg apparent, which basically means going to windward is very
' slow
' > and frustrating. In calm seas I can pinch up to maybe 40deg
' > sometimes but speed suffers badly and I usually end up with an
' > accidental tack. Am suspecting (hoping) I have a problem. Having
' > raced a lot I believe I know how to trim sails and I have a new
' > genoa.
' >
' > So is 45deg apprent normal? If not anyone ahve any suggestions as
' to
' > my problem?
' >
' > Regards
' > David
' > Gallant of Fowey
'
'
' To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
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'
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pointing ability of Super Maramu

Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Hi David,

Full water tank helps the boat to weather (stands up better, weight is down
low) 100' of chain is like having a fat boy on your bow pulpit and probably
worth about 2 degrees. Really. If the keel has any growth, ANY, it stalls
early.

The reason weight forward is bad is because it increases the polar moment of
inertia. Makes the bow go up and down more and a bit more side to side
which interrupts the flow, increases drag, and degrades your pace.

Hope this helps.

Joel F. Potter - SUPER MARAMU MILLENNIUM # 400 "MARY BROWN"


Re: Pointing ability of Super Maramu

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi David

I agree with everyone about the pointing ability of the SM. On my
boat with a new 140 headsail by super sailmakers I am seeing about 40
dg apparent. This weekend I came in 2nd in one of the local races. My
main competition were a Cardinal 46, J35 and a Benetau 42s7. Boats
known for their performance characteristics. In winds of 25 to 30
knots I held my own against these boats to windward and nailed them
off the wind. Most of the other boats including a J35 were nowere
close. Any pointing ability that I gave up to my competition was more
than made up to the ability of the SM to stand up to a breeze and its
pure speed.
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "davidcrisp" <david@f...>
wrote:
Hi All,

How close hauled should a Super Maramu sail? The best I can do is
45deg apparent, which basically means going to windward is very
slow
and frustrating. In calm seas I can pinch up to maybe 40deg
sometimes but speed suffers badly and I usually end up with an
accidental tack. Am suspecting (hoping) I have a problem. Having
raced a lot I believe I know how to trim sails and I have a new
genoa.

So is 45deg apprent normal? If not anyone ahve any suggestions as
to
my problem?

Regards
David
Gallant of Fowey


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pointing ability of Super Maramu

David Crisp
 

Claude,

I concur, the inner headstay is too much hassle and I would be
conncerned to make a modification to a proven design. Those guys in
Rochelle have got more things right than I have seen on any other
boat.
I'll go for the idyllic reaches. Are you out in the Caribbean,
that's our domain at the moment, would be nice to cross tracks one
day hsould the wind blow the right way.

David

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Claude Roessiger
<nearlynothing@y...> wrote:
Dear David,
Basically the SM doesn't do well closer than 45 wind
apparent. The sheeting angle is surely a major factor.
It is a hallmark of Amel boats; they are built to
cruise, for the open sea, where sailing close hauled
for any period of time isn't wonderful in any case.
This said, it is an issue, and one can only hope that
in a future boat Amel will improve upwind performance.
I have sometimes wondered if fitting an inboard track
and combining this with a smaller headsail might not
help, but I have concluded that it's more bother than
it's worth.
If you are really adamant about gaining another 5
degrees upwind, I suspect a headsail with a very
modern construction might achieve that. Maybe someone
has tried?
Basically, think in terms of idyllic reaches under the
stars of tropical skies....
Claude Roessiger

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pointing ability of Super Maramu

David Crisp
 

Hi Joel,

Thanks for the feedback. I was at the Southampton boatshow
yesterday and the Amel rep talked of 35deg or even less as being
normal with the La Rochelle demo boat he sails. When I apply your
comments to his claim it now makes sense - an empty boat, new
sails. Darn it I had hopes of going to windward better!!

I think 45deg is the reality for most of us in cruising mode.
I don't believe we have a particularly heavily loaded boat (famous
last words with all that storage maybe I deceive myself?!) and I
have always been very careful to keep weight out of the bows - most
lockers empty or light stuff. That said I have maybe sacrificed
that weight consciousness with 100' extra chain.

My genoa is a brand new Doyle 115% which I had made specifically for
the Caribbean trades. From day one we were still stuck in the 43-
45deg range (fully unfurled). Being technically minded what puzzles
me is how weight effects pointing ability. I had always assumed the
problem was fundementally the wide sheeting angle.

As they always say boats are about compromises and the Amel is a
very very good one. That said I'll be sad to sell Gallant when we
return to the UK, but for sailing around Europe in our variable
winds one needs good windward ability.

Again thanks for your usual precise advice. I will take a hard
look at our weight when we get back aboard and definately have a
campaign to shift things aft. Maybe keeping the water tanks half
empty will also help - 500l water is a lot of weight.

Best regards
David

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel F. Potter"
<jfpottercys@w...> wrote:
Hello David,

Flat water, 34-36 degrees apparent is achievable with
concentration and 40
degrees is easy. 45 degrees can be counted on in all but the worse
wind/wave conditions with an unfurled jib. If your sails are
original, I'll
bet they have deteriorated more than you imagine. Weight plays an
important
part of the equation as most Amels are too front heavy when loaded
for
cruising. Get weight out of the bow. A clean bottom and an
undamaged
leading edge to the keel are obvious further considerations.

My new boat with new sails and relatively empty will go to 33
degrees in
flat water and 38 degrees is easy enough for the pilot to manage
when
steering to the wind instrument. Watch the weight! It's easy to
accumulate
lotsa stuff!

Hope this helps.

Joel F. Potter, Super Maramu Millennium # 400 ( MARY BROWN)





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pointing ability of Super Maramu

Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Hello David,

Flat water, 34-36 degrees apparent is achievable with concentration and 40
degrees is easy. 45 degrees can be counted on in all but the worse
wind/wave conditions with an unfurled jib. If your sails are original, I'll
bet they have deteriorated more than you imagine. Weight plays an important
part of the equation as most Amels are too front heavy when loaded for
cruising. Get weight out of the bow. A clean bottom and an undamaged
leading edge to the keel are obvious further considerations.

My new boat with new sails and relatively empty will go to 33 degrees in
flat water and 38 degrees is easy enough for the pilot to manage when
steering to the wind instrument. Watch the weight! It's easy to accumulate
lotsa stuff!

Hope this helps.

Joel F. Potter, Super Maramu Millennium # 400 ( MARY BROWN)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pointing ability of Super Maramu

Claude Roessiger <nearlynothing@...>
 

Dear David,
Basically the SM doesn't do well closer than 45 wind
apparent. The sheeting angle is surely a major factor.
It is a hallmark of Amel boats; they are built to
cruise, for the open sea, where sailing close hauled
for any period of time isn't wonderful in any case.
This said, it is an issue, and one can only hope that
in a future boat Amel will improve upwind performance.
I have sometimes wondered if fitting an inboard track
and combining this with a smaller headsail might not
help, but I have concluded that it's more bother than
it's worth.
If you are really adamant about gaining another 5
degrees upwind, I suspect a headsail with a very
modern construction might achieve that. Maybe someone
has tried?
Basically, think in terms of idyllic reaches under the
stars of tropical skies....
Claude Roessiger

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Pointing ability of Super Maramu

David Crisp
 

Hi All,

How close hauled should a Super Maramu sail? The best I can do is
45deg apparent, which basically means going to windward is very slow
and frustrating. In calm seas I can pinch up to maybe 40deg
sometimes but speed suffers badly and I usually end up with an
accidental tack. Am suspecting (hoping) I have a problem. Having
raced a lot I believe I know how to trim sails and I have a new
genoa.

So is 45deg apprent normal? If not anyone ahve any suggestions as to
my problem?

Regards
David
Gallant of Fowey


Re: LOOKING FOR A NECO 692 AUTOPILOT CONTROL UNIT

Alejandro Paquin
 

I have posted a photo of the unit on the PHOTO section of the group.
Please have a look and tell me if you recognize the unit. There is
also a metal label on the back identifying the unit.
Alex Paquin



--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite1212
<no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hi do you have a picture of the unit that you are looking for?
i might have one.
eric
kimberlt@o...


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Alejandro Paquin"
<alex.paquin@u...> wrote:
I'm looking for a 12 volt Control Unit for a NECO 692 autopilot
for
my 1981 Maramu. Does anyone on this list have a discarded unit in
good working condition available for sale?
These units were manufactured in the late 70's through mid 80's.


Re: LOOKING FOR A NECO 692 AUTOPILOT CONTROL UNIT

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi do you have a picture of the unit that you are looking for?
i might have one.
eric
kimberlt@...


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Alejandro Paquin"
<alex.paquin@u...> wrote:
I'm looking for a 12 volt Control Unit for a NECO 692 autopilot
for
my 1981 Maramu. Does anyone on this list have a discarded unit in
good working condition available for sale?
These units were manufactured in the late 70's through mid 80's.


Re: Hotwater tank anode

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Dear Ian,
i think the annode is made of magnesium.
fair winds,
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
<ianjudyjenkins@h...> wrote:
Hi Ed, I got mine from Amel when I was last in La R. Its a pipe
of zinc
about 12 " long and .75" diameter with a screw attachment at one
end. Ian


From: "edmund_steele" <edmundsteele@e...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hotwater tank anode
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 12:36:10 -0000

Hi Ian,
I am seriously contemplating the same task on SM331. Where did you
get your hot water heater anode? Is this something you can pick
up at
West Marine or another special order item?

Ed Steele
DoodleBug

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
<ianjudyjenkins@h...> wrote:
Thanks Vito, you werent kidding about the mess!What a lousy
design..why
couldnt they just have the anode on its own screw in from the
outside....the
good news however was that the existing anode was only about
half
used,
after three years and about 18 months aboard.I´ll look again in
2006!Ian


From: asm283 <no_reply@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hotwater tank anode
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 13:54:02 -0000

Hi Ian

Replacing the anode in the hot water tank has been the
messiest
job I
have done so far on My SM # 283. Basically drain out as much
water
as
you can. Unmount the tank, unscrew the element at this point
a lot
of
water and rust will come out. You can controll the amount of
water
that comes out and be able to capture much but not all.
Remove the
element clean it, replace the zinc and reasemble. Spend the
next 2
hours cleaning your engine compartment. The good thing is
that your
heater will work like never before.

Vito Ciaravino
Wanderer


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
<ianjudyjenkins@h...> wrote:
I have a Nautic 45 hotwater tank on my SM 302.Now three
years
old
I am
about to replace the anode. The instructions that came
with the
boat are
actually for a different Nautic model but recommend that
the
anode
be
changed annually. Amel told me it wasnt strictly necessary
to
change so
often unless we had been using shore power all the time,
which
we
havent
been .
I assume that to change the anode you drain down the
fresh
water
from the
tank, slacken off the two stainless fixing bands so that
you
can
move the
tank sufficiently to remove the plastic cover on the base
whereupon
all will
be revealed, and that then it´s just a matter of undoing a
nut
in
the bottom
of the tank , removing the stub of the old anode and
replacing
the
new one.(
I´m assuming that I will find that the anode has its own
access
hole into
the tank and that it´s not , for instance, part of the
heater
element
fixing)
If anyone has already carried out this operation and
knows of
any
problems
or tips that you should look out for, I should be
interested to
hear.
Thanks, Ian Jenkins

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hotwater tank anode

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Ed, I got mine from Amel when I was last in La R. Its a pipe of zinc about 12 " long and .75" diameter with a screw attachment at one end. Ian


From: "edmund_steele" <edmundsteele@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hotwater tank anode
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 12:36:10 -0000

Hi Ian,
I am seriously contemplating the same task on SM331. Where did you
get your hot water heater anode? Is this something you can pick up at
West Marine or another special order item?

Ed Steele
DoodleBug

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
<ianjudyjenkins@h...> wrote:
Thanks Vito, you werent kidding about the mess!What a lousy
design..why
couldnt they just have the anode on its own screw in from the
outside....the
good news however was that the existing anode was only about half
used,
after three years and about 18 months aboard.Ill look again in
2006!Ian


From: asm283 <no_reply@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hotwater tank anode
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 13:54:02 -0000

Hi Ian

Replacing the anode in the hot water tank has been the messiest
job I
have done so far on My SM # 283. Basically drain out as much water
as
you can. Unmount the tank, unscrew the element at this point a lot
of
water and rust will come out. You can controll the amount of water
that comes out and be able to capture much but not all. Remove the
element clean it, replace the zinc and reasemble. Spend the next 2
hours cleaning your engine compartment. The good thing is that your
heater will work like never before.

Vito Ciaravino
Wanderer


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
<ianjudyjenkins@h...> wrote:
I have a Nautic 45 hotwater tank on my SM 302.Now three years
old
I am
about to replace the anode. The instructions that came with the
boat are
actually for a different Nautic model but recommend that the
anode
be
changed annually. Amel told me it wasnt strictly necessary to
change so
often unless we had been using shore power all the time, which
we
havent
been .
I assume that to change the anode you drain down the fresh
water
from the
tank, slacken off the two stainless fixing bands so that you
can
move the
tank sufficiently to remove the plastic cover on the base
whereupon
all will
be revealed, and that then its just a matter of undoing a
nut
in
the bottom
of the tank , removing the stub of the old anode and replacing
the
new one.(
Im assuming that I will find that the anode has its own
access
hole into
the tank and that its not , for instance, part of the heater
element
fixing)
If anyone has already carried out this operation and knows of
any
problems
or tips that you should look out for, I should be interested to
hear.
Thanks, Ian Jenkins

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LOOKING FOR A NECO 692 AUTOPILOT CONTROL UNIT

Alejandro Paquin
 

I'm looking for a 12 volt Control Unit for a NECO 692 autopilot for
my 1981 Maramu. Does anyone on this list have a discarded unit in
good working condition available for sale?
These units were manufactured in the late 70's through mid 80's.


[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hotwater tank anode

edmund_steele
 

Hi Ian,
I am seriously contemplating the same task on SM331. Where did you
get your hot water heater anode? Is this something you can pick up at
West Marine or another special order item?

Ed Steele
DoodleBug

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
<ianjudyjenkins@h...> wrote:
Thanks Vito, you werent kidding about the mess!What a lousy
design..why
couldnt they just have the anode on its own screw in from the
outside....the
good news however was that the existing anode was only about half
used,
after three years and about 18 months aboard.I´ll look again in
2006!Ian


From: asm283 <no_reply@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hotwater tank anode
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 13:54:02 -0000

Hi Ian

Replacing the anode in the hot water tank has been the messiest
job I
have done so far on My SM # 283. Basically drain out as much water
as
you can. Unmount the tank, unscrew the element at this point a lot
of
water and rust will come out. You can controll the amount of water
that comes out and be able to capture much but not all. Remove the
element clean it, replace the zinc and reasemble. Spend the next 2
hours cleaning your engine compartment. The good thing is that your
heater will work like never before.

Vito Ciaravino
Wanderer


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
<ianjudyjenkins@h...> wrote:
I have a Nautic 45 hotwater tank on my SM 302.Now three years
old
I am
about to replace the anode. The instructions that came with the
boat are
actually for a different Nautic model but recommend that the
anode
be
changed annually. Amel told me it wasnt strictly necessary to
change so
often unless we had been using shore power all the time, which
we
havent
been .
I assume that to change the anode you drain down the fresh
water
from the
tank, slacken off the two stainless fixing bands so that you
can
move the
tank sufficiently to remove the plastic cover on the base
whereupon
all will
be revealed, and that then it´s just a matter of undoing a
nut
in
the bottom
of the tank , removing the stub of the old anode and replacing
the
new one.(
I´m assuming that I will find that the anode has its own
access
hole into
the tank and that it´s not , for instance, part of the heater
element
fixing)
If anyone has already carried out this operation and knows of
any
problems
or tips that you should look out for, I should be interested to
hear.
Thanks, Ian Jenkins

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hotwater tank anode

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks Vito, you werent kidding about the mess!What a lousy design..why couldnt they just have the anode on its own screw in from the outside....the good news however was that the existing anode was only about half used, after three years and about 18 months aboard.Ill look again in 2006!Ian


From: asm283 <no_reply@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hotwater tank anode
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 13:54:02 -0000

Hi Ian

Replacing the anode in the hot water tank has been the messiest job I
have done so far on My SM # 283. Basically drain out as much water as
you can. Unmount the tank, unscrew the element at this point a lot of
water and rust will come out. You can controll the amount of water
that comes out and be able to capture much but not all. Remove the
element clean it, replace the zinc and reasemble. Spend the next 2
hours cleaning your engine compartment. The good thing is that your
heater will work like never before.

Vito Ciaravino
Wanderer


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
<ianjudyjenkins@h...> wrote:
I have a Nautic 45 hotwater tank on my SM 302.Now three years old
I am
about to replace the anode. The instructions that came with the
boat are
actually for a different Nautic model but recommend that the anode
be
changed annually. Amel told me it wasnt strictly necessary to
change so
often unless we had been using shore power all the time, which we
havent
been .
I assume that to change the anode you drain down the fresh water
from the
tank, slacken off the two stainless fixing bands so that you can
move the
tank sufficiently to remove the plastic cover on the base whereupon
all will
be revealed, and that then its just a matter of undoing a nut in
the bottom
of the tank , removing the stub of the old anode and replacing the
new one.(
Im assuming that I will find that the anode has its own access
hole into
the tank and that its not , for instance, part of the heater
element
fixing)
If anyone has already carried out this operation and knows of any
problems
or tips that you should look out for, I should be interested to
hear.
Thanks, Ian Jenkins

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo agent

amelforme
 

Hello Ian,

It's my 50th Birthday and I'm assisting my mid life crisis by improving my
open wheel racing skills, what fun! I'm up at ROAD AMERICA in Wisconsin
for some formula car racing school at my favorite track.

The BEST Volvo diesel mechanic I have ever had experience has moved North
from Ft. Lauderdale to the Palm Beach area. He is KLAUSE of KLAUSE MARINE.
His phone # is 1 (561) 383-5055. He is as strident and opinionated as I am
which may rub some the wrong way but he knows what he is doing. If he can't
fix it...cant be fixed.

The local guy in Fort Lauderdale is John O'Hara of O'Hara Marine, 1 (954)
765-1960. I have not had occasion to try him yet.

Hope this helps.
All the best,
Joel F. Potter - Super Maramu #400

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian & Judy Jenkins [mailto:ianjudyjenkins@...]
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 7:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo agent


Can anyone send me the email address of a good Volvo agent in Florida--
maybe the one who Joel Potter uses--he is away until 12 Sept. Thanks. Ian
Jenkins SM 302

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Re: Hotwater tank anode

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Ian

Replacing the anode in the hot water tank has been the messiest job I
have done so far on My SM # 283. Basically drain out as much water as
you can. Unmount the tank, unscrew the element at this point a lot of
water and rust will come out. You can controll the amount of water
that comes out and be able to capture much but not all. Remove the
element clean it, replace the zinc and reasemble. Spend the next 2
hours cleaning your engine compartment. The good thing is that your
heater will work like never before.

Vito Ciaravino
Wanderer


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ian & Judy Jenkins"
<ianjudyjenkins@h...> wrote:
I have a Nautic 45 hotwater tank on my SM 302.Now three years old
I am
about to replace the anode. The instructions that came with the
boat are
actually for a different Nautic model but recommend that the anode
be
changed annually. Amel told me it wasnt strictly necessary to
change so
often unless we had been using shore power all the time, which we
havent
been .
I assume that to change the anode you drain down the fresh water
from the
tank, slacken off the two stainless fixing bands so that you can
move the
tank sufficiently to remove the plastic cover on the base whereupon
all will
be revealed, and that then it´s just a matter of undoing a nut in
the bottom
of the tank , removing the stub of the old anode and replacing the
new one.(
I´m assuming that I will find that the anode has its own access
hole into
the tank and that it´s not , for instance, part of the heater
element
fixing)
If anyone has already carried out this operation and knows of any
problems
or tips that you should look out for, I should be interested to
hear.
Thanks, Ian Jenkins

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Hotwater tank anode

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

I have a Nautic 45 hotwater tank on my SM 302.Now three years old I am about to replace the anode. The instructions that came with the boat are actually for a different Nautic model but recommend that the anode be changed annually. Amel told me it wasnt strictly necessary to change so often unless we had been using shore power all the time, which we havent been .
I assume that to change the anode you drain down the fresh water from the tank, slacken off the two stainless fixing bands so that you can move the tank sufficiently to remove the plastic cover on the base whereupon all will be revealed, and that then its just a matter of undoing a nut in the bottom of the tank , removing the stub of the old anode and replacing the new one.( Im assuming that I will find that the anode has its own access hole into the tank and that its not , for instance, part of the heater element fixing)
If anyone has already carried out this operation and knows of any problems or tips that you should look out for, I should be interested to hear.
Thanks, Ian Jenkins

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Volvo agent

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Dear Bill, Marty and Joel,
Thanks for all your replies. Im in Ecuador looking to get some spares shipped out ( theyve not heard of Volvo here) and between you I think Ive got all the info I need.
Happy birthday Joel! Life is about to begin! Best regards, Ian

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