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Re: Wakespeed WS500 wiring

Eric Freedman
 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of rossirossix4
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2022 3:17 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Wakespeed WS500 wiring

 

Hi  Eloi,
If you ever figure this out, please post photos with a label for each wire and any mounting ideas you have.  Maybe someone else has this already.  Daniel's photo is helpful but it would be good to have a "B Rousean /Nickomat" style set of instuctions and photos.  I plan to do the project in a month or so.

Bob, KAIMI SM 429


Re: Wakespeed WS500 wiring

rossirossix4
 

Hi  Eloi,
If you ever figure this out, please post photos with a label for each wire and any mounting ideas you have.  Maybe someone else has this already.  Daniel's photo is helpful but it would be good to have a "B Rousean /Nickomat" style set of instuctions and photos.  I plan to do the project in a month or so.

Bob, KAIMI SM 429


Re: Ordering new sails on SM2000

 

Unfortunately, Dimension Polyant has probably ruined the market for HydraNet because of their mismanagement of the supply chain and especially because they misinformed sailmakers worldwide regarding delivery. It is a shame because HydraNet was the best. I recently reviewed a 2007 A54 with its original HydraNet sails. Even though they were 15 years old with thousands of miles, the condition was good. The owner had the sails checked by sailmakers every 4 years and had replaced the UV panels twice during the lifetime of these sails. 

I think that I would go with the Fibercom Pro Hybrid, cut and sewn in the same triradial pattern as the HydraNet Radial. I think that Nautosphere Voyager is good, but I cannot get my head around crosscut sails at the price demanded by Nautosphere Voyager.

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 1:55 PM Donato Valente <ing.d.valente@...> wrote:

Good day to everyone. 
We are considering to buy new sails and were oriented on HydraNet Radial, as per suggestions acquired on this forum. 
The Turkish sailormaker informed that the delivery of the above is unpredictable at the moment. Therefore he is offering as valid alternative Nautosphere Voyager OR Fibercom Pro Hybrid, stating that they have same specs as Hydranet, especially Fibercom. 
Since I have poor knowledge about sail brands, would appreciate opinions, pros and cons and experiences about the alternative they offer. It would be of great help for a right choice.
 Many thanks 
D. Valente 

SM2000 Ocean Bird #468
in Tuscany now. 


Ordering new sails on SM2000

Donato Valente
 


Good day to everyone. 
We are considering to buy new sails and were oriented on HydraNet Radial, as per suggestions acquired on this forum. 
The Turkish sailormaker informed that the delivery of the above is unpredictable at the moment. Therefore he is offering as valid alternative Nautosphere Voyager OR Fibercom Pro Hybrid, stating that they have same specs as Hydranet, especially Fibercom. 
Since I have poor knowledge about sail brands, would appreciate opinions, pros and cons and experiences about the alternative they offer. It would be of great help for a right choice.
 Many thanks 
D. Valente 

SM2000 Ocean Bird #468
in Tuscany now. 


Re: Wakespeed WS500 wiring

Dan Carlson
 

Hello Eloi,. Attached is a photo of the initial wiring with the cap removed over stator. I disconnected the internal yellow wire that was attached and that is where I attached the blue wire from the WS500. I did not cut the old yellow wire but taped it up so I could reinstall the old regulator if needed. 

I hope that helps. 

Regards Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387


On Thu, Mar 24, 2022, 6:02 AM Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hello,
Getting a bit confused about the wiring of the WS500 to the Leece Neville. I have read all of the threads on this forum about it but I have still some questions. if I connect the "field" cable of the WS500 instead of the orange one of the original regulator, do I have to cut the internal wire to the diodes?. On the picture of Dan Carlson's installation there is a blue wire going to the middle cap, ????

I want to be sure to make no mistake.

Thanks

Eloi Bamberg
SM2K 426 RedLion


Re: Water tank gelcoat

Mark Erdos
 

Has anyone ever had problems with osmosis occurring from the inside of the boat because of the water tank?

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

 



On 3/23/2022 11:56 PM, James Alton via groups.io wrote:

Kim,

   The gelcoat in our water tank has some checks in it and is in places flaking away.  In general, if your boat is one of those that is developing blisters elsewhere such as the bottom, then I would consider epoxy sealing the inside of the tank, and yes it would be a pretty horrible job as part or all of the top of the tank would need to be cut away for access!   If your boat is blister free as ours is  I would just do a good clean up on the tank and vacuum out any loose chips, if the laminate were blister prone you would see them by now.  I don't understand the reason for painting the keel bolts/nuts.  Unlike steel, stainless/Inox needs to be exposed to O2 in order to develop the oxide to protect itself.  

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno
Maramu #220


-----Original Message-----
From: Kimberly Bunch via groups.io <kimberlybunch@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Mar 24, 2022 11:05 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Water tank gelcoat

Good day,

Anyone has any experience and/or advices about the gelcoat cracking inside the water tanks of our Maramu? 
We had to dry the tank in order to treat and paint the keel bolts. Next day, as the paint was drying, the walls of the tanks which had already a few cracks were cracking and flecking in many places. Is it bad? Can it present a risk to the fiberglass now exposed to the water in the tank? Are we going to have osmosis in the tank? 
Sanding the gelcoat where it is flecking seems physically impossible.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Cheers
Kim


Re: Looking for a Super Maramu to see in or near the USA

Alan Grayson
 

Hi Jon and Laura, I'm in Ft Lauderdale for a few more months and would be glad to show you ours. I also know of one and possibly 2 that are for sale and can put you onto them
Alan & Laura Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
Hollywood Marina Ft Lauderdale 


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 10:21:07 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Looking for a Super Maramu to see in or near the USA
 
Email us at “smlocalola@...”


On Mar 23, 2022, at 8:43 PM, Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...> wrote:

I would suggest that you reach out to Joel Potter  +1 (954) 812-2485 He will be of great help to find a boat you can love 
Cheers 
Courtney 
svTrippin 
54#101
Mayreau


On Mar 23, 2022, at 8:06 PM, Jon Coign <jon@...> wrote:



Hello, my wife Laura and I have started looking for a Super Maramu to buy. I have been on several Amels over the years however, my wife has not. We are hoping to find an owner in the US or nearby that would be willing to show us your SM. We are located near Huntsville, AL and are willing to travel anywhere we can make it over a three day weekend.

 

Please feel free to reach out to me directly at jon@... or 859-576-9218.

 

Thanks,

Jon & Laura


Re: Wakespeed WS500 wiring

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Wakespeed's customer service is very responsive (on their website). I was attaching the wires just as you and called them. Not realizing what time it was in Washington state he picked up the call as he was walking his dog at 6am. He said no problem and walked me through it on facetime. That being said I forgot exactly the exact configuration but I did have to cut out the old regulator. Good luck. 
Chuck 
Joy 388

On Thu, Mar 24, 2022 at 6:02 AM Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hello,
Getting a bit confused about the wiring of the WS500 to the Leece Neville. I have read all of the threads on this forum about it but I have still some questions. if I connect the "field" cable of the WS500 instead of the orange one of the original regulator, do I have to cut the internal wire to the diodes?. On the picture of Dan Carlson's installation there is a blue wire going to the middle cap, ????

I want to be sure to make no mistake.

Thanks

Eloi Bamberg
SM2K 426 RedLion


Wakespeed WS500 wiring

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hello,
Getting a bit confused about the wiring of the WS500 to the Leece Neville. I have read all of the threads on this forum about it but I have still some questions. if I connect the "field" cable of the WS500 instead of the orange one of the original regulator, do I have to cut the internal wire to the diodes?. On the picture of Dan Carlson's installation there is a blue wire going to the middle cap, ????

I want to be sure to make no mistake.

Thanks

Eloi Bamberg
SM2K 426 RedLion


Re: Water tank gelcoat

James Alton
 

Kim,

   The gelcoat in our water tank has some checks in it and is in places flaking away.  In general, if your boat is one of those that is developing blisters elsewhere such as the bottom, then I would consider epoxy sealing the inside of the tank, and yes it would be a pretty horrible job as part or all of the top of the tank would need to be cut away for access!   If your boat is blister free as ours is  I would just do a good clean up on the tank and vacuum out any loose chips, if the laminate were blister prone you would see them by now.  I don't understand the reason for painting the keel bolts/nuts.  Unlike steel, stainless/Inox needs to be exposed to O2 in order to develop the oxide to protect itself.  

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno
Maramu #220


-----Original Message-----
From: Kimberly Bunch via groups.io <kimberlybunch@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Thu, Mar 24, 2022 11:05 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Water tank gelcoat

Good day,

Anyone has any experience and/or advices about the gelcoat cracking inside the water tanks of our Maramu? 
We had to dry the tank in order to treat and paint the keel bolts. Next day, as the paint was drying, the walls of the tanks which had already a few cracks were cracking and flecking in many places. Is it bad? Can it present a risk to the fiberglass now exposed to the water in the tank? Are we going to have osmosis in the tank? 
Sanding the gelcoat where it is flecking seems physically impossible.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Cheers
Kim


Water tank gelcoat

Kimberly Bunch
 

Good day,

Anyone has any experience and/or advices about the gelcoat cracking inside the water tanks of our Maramu? 
We had to dry the tank in order to treat and paint the keel bolts. Next day, as the paint was drying, the walls of the tanks which had already a few cracks were cracking and flecking in many places. Is it bad? Can it present a risk to the fiberglass now exposed to the water in the tank? Are we going to have osmosis in the tank? 
Sanding the gelcoat where it is flecking seems physically impossible.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Cheers
Kim


Re: MDKAL exhaust elbow and manifold.

Bill Kinney
 

Miles,

Right now Mark is cruising in the Bahamas, so might not have seen this.  

Having been through this, and knowing that Onan is no longer supplying this part, I do have another suggestion.  Contact Oliver at "Yachts and Diesels" in Fort Lauderdale.  http://yachtsanddiesels.com He was able to supply us with a used one that was in excellent shape at a very attractive price.  At the time, I believe he had a few more on the shelf.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Rock Sound Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas


Re: Servicing C-Drive in Annapolis, MD

Bill Kinney
 

Jamie,

I'd suggest that your best bet is to connect with a local Amel owner and have them show you the procedure for this.  It's not complex, but does need to be done correctly.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Rock Sound Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas


Re: What is this?! Battery cable run

Bill Kinney
 

Jason,

The bulkhead is about 1" thick.  Might be 3/4, might be 1 1/4...

Our plans are to spend the summer in Grenada, and our insurance company wants us there by the end of June.  We really do not have firm ideas about when we will move out of the Bahamas, and where we will stop along the way.  Weather--and whim--will decide.  "Our plans are written in the sand at low tide."

Bill Kinney
SM160,  Harmonie
Rock Sound Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas


Re: Looking for a Super Maramu to see in or near the USA

Ian Townsend
 

Email us at “smlocalola@...”


On Mar 23, 2022, at 8:43 PM, Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...> wrote:

I would suggest that you reach out to Joel Potter  +1 (954) 812-2485 He will be of great help to find a boat you can love 
Cheers 
Courtney 
svTrippin 
54#101
Mayreau


On Mar 23, 2022, at 8:06 PM, Jon Coign <jon@...> wrote:



Hello, my wife Laura and I have started looking for a Super Maramu to buy. I have been on several Amels over the years however, my wife has not. We are hoping to find an owner in the US or nearby that would be willing to show us your SM. We are located near Huntsville, AL and are willing to travel anywhere we can make it over a three day weekend.

 

Please feel free to reach out to me directly at jon@... or 859-576-9218.

 

Thanks,

Jon & Laura


Re: Looking for a Super Maramu to see in or near the USA

Courtney Gorman
 

I would suggest that you reach out to Joel Potter  +1 (954) 812-2485 He will be of great help to find a boat you can love 
Cheers 
Courtney 
svTrippin 
54#101
Mayreau


On Mar 23, 2022, at 8:06 PM, Jon Coign <jon@...> wrote:



Hello, my wife Laura and I have started looking for a Super Maramu to buy. I have been on several Amels over the years however, my wife has not. We are hoping to find an owner in the US or nearby that would be willing to show us your SM. We are located near Huntsville, AL and are willing to travel anywhere we can make it over a three day weekend.

 

Please feel free to reach out to me directly at jon@... or 859-576-9218.

 

Thanks,

Jon & Laura


Looking for a Super Maramu to see in or near the USA

Jon Coign
 

Hello, my wife Laura and I have started looking for a Super Maramu to buy. I have been on several Amels over the years however, my wife has not. We are hoping to find an owner in the US or nearby that would be willing to show us your SM. We are located near Huntsville, AL and are willing to travel anywhere we can make it over a three day weekend.

 

Please feel free to reach out to me directly at jon@... or 859-576-9218.

 

Thanks,

Jon & Laura


Re: What is this?! Battery cable run

Alan Leslie
 

Jason,

When I installed the Victron Skylar and Promariner chargers, I had to run voltage and temperature sensing wires from the battery bank to each charger.
I don't remember how thick that wall is, but I used a standard size drill bit of 6mm in my Ryobi 18V battery drill to start with, and it was easy enough to drill straight through.
The fuel tank is aft of that, so you won't hit it. The battery cables flow downwards in all that sealant, so a little down angle on your drill won't be an issue.
The hardest part, as a previous poster said, is once you've made the hole and pushed a wire through it, is actually getting at it from behind all the insulation in the engine room. Best bet is to use something stiff, like coathanger wire, so you have a decent chance of being able to find it from the engine room side.
AND make sure, when you've pulled all your wires through and finished the job, that the hole is WELL sealed. I didn't use conduit, I just used sealant around the wires in the hole.

Good luck
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Servicing C-Drive in Annapolis, MD

Craig Briggs
 

Jamie,
You!
--
Craig Briggs - s/v Sangaris / SN68  Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Shaft seal Calpeda B CM 20e

Eric Freedman
 

Thanks Bill,

Incidentally, I knew I could cut the mail sail foil shorter. I built the collar so I could put 2 bolts through the foil instead of one. I also added the grease fitting.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 9:10 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Shaft seal Calpeda B CM 20e

 

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

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On Tue, Mar 22, 2022 at 7:43 PM Eric Freedman <kimberlite.ef@...> wrote:

Does anyone know the mm diameter of the shaft seal on this Calpeda AC pump. I forgot to measure it when I was on board. I think it is about 10-11 mm.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

B CM 20e