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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





Re: Winter berth at Tuscany

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Porto mirabello off la spezia, we spent a winter there, expensive but great shipyard, very protected, nice town all winter.... 


On Thursday, October 14, 2021, MICHELE LUCCIOLA <michelelucciol@...> wrote:
Hello and welcome to Italy
 I can suggest Cala Galera as winter port or Punta Ala more northerly . Both are expensive but both have a good yard for the annual maintenance. In addiction if you are thinking to live aboard during the winter you need to have a little car or bike to reach the shops in the main village.
All the best
Michele


Re: 12V alternator for D3 Volvo on Amel 54

Ian Fraser
 

Scott,

This is excellent advice, and I suspect the previous owner hoped that Olivier’s advice was good! I will see if the alternator I have can be isolated from ground!

Thank you.

Ian

On 14 Oct 2021, at 06:14, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

Ian,

When you say "the alternator picks up the -ve from a case connection", do you mean alternator case? If so, there's a small chance that the alternator is isolated. Did you check continuity between the alternator case and the engine block? If none exists, you're good to go.

I had trouble finding an "isolated" 12v alternator when I had to replace mine. The Volvo one I found was not isolated. We ended up modifying it ourselves to isolate it by drilling out the mounting bracket hole to allow for a delrin sleeve around the mounting bolt and also using a delrin washer between the alternator-side bracket and the engine-side bracket.

Then we connected the always-on 12v battery negative to one of the bolts on the alternator case. I have verified with a multimeter that no continuity exists between the alternator and bonding system and that the alternator supplies charging current as intended.

There is, of course, the entire ground isolation solenoid system, which I hope your boat still has.

Note that your masse+/- light is useless in looking for 12v bonding faults as it's designed to look for 24v faults.

At the end of the day, I will roughly quote Olivier when he said that a non-isolated alternator is not ideal, but it's not the end of the world as many other boats have their 12v system connected to bonding. Fix it if you can, but don't panic if you can't right away.

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


Re: 12V alternator for D3 Volvo on Amel 54

Ian Fraser
 

Excellent Bill. Thanks for the advice…..It’s the isolated ground that seems to be the issue.

On 13 Oct 2021, at 22:46, Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...> wrote:

Ian,

Look around for these.  Alternators are very standardized.  Once you know the size (50 Amp), and the type of mounting bracket (not sure for your engine, but there are only a few choices and are easily distinguished with a few measurements) any one will do.  

A quality, name brand, 50 Amp isolated ground marine alternator shouldn't cost more than $350 (and that's on the VERY high end!).  The green paint Volvo puts on the alternators they buy and resell is the MOST EXPENSIVE green paint on the planet.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: B&G Sonic Speed sensors replacement

MICHELE LUCCIOLA
 

Thank you very much Gary for your explanation; I was going  crazy to find the second pipe below the table....
I have found on ebay a spare sensors and i will do the job this winter when the boat will be houled.
For the moment I wish to thank you for your assistance. If you need something from Italy I'm at your disposal
Big Hug
Michele

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