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New Zealand Haulout in Tauranga

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Has anyone used any location in Tauranga, New Zealand for a haulout?

Best,

Bill & Judy Rouse
s/v BeBe - Amel SM2 #387


Nirvana electric furler

Dave_Benjamin
 

Does anyone have a manual or other documentation for this unit?
English or German would be great.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

On my Mango, I did install a Autohelm 7000 (type 2 electric drive) pilot before recrossing the Atlantic, since on the voyage to Europe, one of the steering cable broke and much of the steering was done using the emergency tiller. Furthermore, the original and faithful Neco pilot not only consumes more than 6 amp never ceasing to move but would steer from side to side, sometimes loosing control when the boat would hit a large wave.
 
The electric drive was installed under the starboard seat of the aft cabin, a heavy s-steel extension was bolted to the existing  tiller arm. This extension was raised in order to allow the existing control cable to function. The lenght of the extension is a bit longer than that recommended by the manufacurer, since i did not wish the pilot to move the rudder beyond its original setting and exert pressure beyond the rudder angle set by Amel. The wood panels had to be cut out in order for the tiller arm to be connected to the electric drive (which also required a cut out) the base of which was glassed in on the reinforced 18mm ply transom board installed by Amel in front of the rudder post.
 
Sorry i have no pictures and i am in Quebec and the boat is in Martinique.
 
The pilot is installed since 2005, with the help of one crew, i crossed the Atlantic in February 2007. For this crossing the  winds were fair to strong but the sea was very rought and huge swells crossing the waves would have made it impossible for the Neco to hold. The Autohelm has performed impeccably requiring approx. 3 amp/h when sea conditions did not exceed 2 to 2½m.
 
Serge Tremblay, Mango #51




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Sale Amel SM

ivarmylde <mylde@...>
 

I reluctanty will put my Super Maramu 1991 for sale after having
sailed for abt 30 years. Boat is in very nice condition with many
upgrades and much extra equipment. On the hard in Greece.
Can breefly mention, Yanmar 100hk new 2002, 600 hrs, Onan 7Kva new
2000, 500 hrs, Complete Gatef set of sails new 2000 ( many sails ).
Very little sailed last 5 yrs, mainly engine use. Addition to standard
equip: Max Prop, watermaker from 2001, Eberspecher 5KW, B&G
instruments,InmarsatC,Satelite phone,SSB Furuno 1550,Furuno
weatherfax,Plotter etc.Ready to go.
Rgds Ivar Mylde
S/Y Silfrania
Tel: +47 97691670


south CUBA

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all,
I'm considering to sail next January from Venezuela, Puerto La Cruz, to
Puerto Rico, Hispagnola and Cuba south coast and to return at the end
of May to Venezuela.
The main question is how/where to find sheltered anchorage, enough
deep, along the cayos of south Cuba.
I have Guides and Cuban Elect.Charts but the experience is far better.
So, do you have some suitable locations ( more deep than 2.15 mt )
name/gps wp , where to drop my anchor ?
Any other suggestion will be particularly appreciated.
Fair wind,
Giovanni TESTA
s/v EUTIKIA
AMEL SM2K n428


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Dear Pepe
Thank you ----I will look for the photos.
Best
Jim

________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of iv_pepe
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 2:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft
bunk



--- In amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "Jim Dernehl"
<jim.dernehl@...> wrote:

Dear Members

I am considering the installation of a second DRIVE UNIT for my
auto
helm---to be located under the aft bunk. I believe this has been
done on
some of the Amel Super Maramu boats . It would be very helpful if I
could get a photo from some member showing how this second drive is
positioned under the bunk and attached to the steering shaft.
Thanks in advance.
Jim Dernehl
PAO-SAN #88
Dear Jim,
I have originaly fixt,second linear drive unit, under aft bunk,
monday, I send you a pictures abb.
Pepe s/y FORTUNA





Re: Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

iv_pepe <iv_pepe@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Jim Dernehl"
<jim.dernehl@...> wrote:

Dear Members

I am considering the installation of a second DRIVE UNIT for my
auto
helm---to be located under the aft bunk. I believe this has been
done on
some of the Amel Super Maramu boats . It would be very helpful if I
could get a photo from some member showing how this second drive is
positioned under the bunk and attached to the steering shaft.
Thanks in advance.
Jim Dernehl
PAO-SAN #88
Dear Jim,
I have originaly fixt,second linear drive unit, under aft bunk,
monday, I send you a pictures abb.
Pepe s/y FORTUNA



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Dear Members

I am considering the installation of a second DRIVE UNIT for my auto
helm---to be located under the aft bunk. I believe this has been done on
some of the Amel Super Maramu boats . It would be very helpful if I
could get a photo from some member showing how this second drive is
positioned under the bunk and attached to the steering shaft.
Thanks in advance.
Jim Dernehl
PAO-SAN #88


Maramu staysail question

Dave_Benjamin
 

Greetings,

We own hull #29. Does anyone know if the older Maramu's were fitted
with a tang for the staysail on the mainmast? There is a small tang
that I'm guessing is for a topping lift and I don't see anything else
to attach a staysail stay to. Or perhaps the staysail was intended to
have been flown from the masthead? The small tang is just above the
spreaders. I'd be interested in hearing from any owners have flown a
staysail from the mainmast. Where was the stay attached on the mast
and what sort of sheeting arrangements were used?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

Howard Berger
 

Deb,

Thanks for the info on Hydrovane; looks like a good product. I will
check them out. I also plan to speak with Scanmar, who make the
Monitor as well as a windvane similar to the Hydrovane (auto-helm)
and another vane called the Saye's Rig. Hans always goes to the
Annapolis Boat show and he'll also be in your neck of the woods -- at
least hemisphere -- at the Southampton Boat show in September.

I'm also a believer in non-power solutions to self-steering. It
always possible to have something go terribly wrong and lose all your
batteries and electronics. A second autopilot won't be much good in
that situation.

Howard
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:

Howard

We have been researching wind vane steering. I personally will only
fit a steering system that provides a seperate rudder. I have used
Sailomat in the past with a water driven servo arm and its own
rudder.Recently have discovered the Hydrovane system
www.hydrovane.com. This British/Canadian company appears to provide
a
reliable system that does not require much adjustment take a look
at
the website and let us know what you think. I think you could use
it
from the cockpit although the lines would be long its one simple
endless line.
I am a believer in non power solutions to self steering if possible
and the extra rudder could be useful.

Deb
Orion1 Maramu#42

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@> wrote:

We'd also be interested as well in hearing owners' wind vane
solutions.

Our previous boat, a Caliber 40 LRC, was fitted with a Monitor
wind
vane, a servo pendulum device. The Monitor "saved our bacon"
when
the Autohelm autopilot broke our first night out of Bermuda and
the
wind vane steered us all the way to the Azores. I don't see how
we
would have completed our crossing, with only my wife and myself
aboard, without it.

The Caliber is an aft cockpit boat so the runs for control lines
to
the wheel were short, not the case in a center cockpit vessel.
The
vane also needs "futzing", i.e., small adjustments that one makes
directly on it to keep it zeroed in, but I don't know how to
accomplish this from our Maramu (my arm's not long enough to
reach
to
the transom). We're planning to cruise extensively in the next
few
years after our refit is done and this is a nagging problem for
us.
Do many of you just carry a spare autopilot control and drive
unit
as
Joel noted?

Best regards,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz, Maramu 144
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:

I do not want to labour the point but I wonder if anyone in the
group
has fitted wind vane it would be good to hear how you found it

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:


Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had
wind
vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a
second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will
have
to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a
client
put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it
is
a
good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have
circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be
a
lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord
through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trinidad-A/C Units

S/Y MELMAR Y - marc <newsgroup@...>
 

hi gary

we have our maramu now the second hurricane season in a row in trinidad due to unforseen longer 'homeleave' - well rather a 'babyleave'. our MELMAR Y is on the hard at power boats, more or less between coral cove and peaks. we didn't opt for an A/C but for a dehumidifier. last summer we had one onboard from power boats, they put the whole set inside (no open hatches for thiefs), close to a drain (for us on the galley sink). they also have a look every now and then to check if the condense-water doesn't stay somewhere inside. it worked fine up to one floor board which started to bend, for us not serious but you can still see it. i heard from others about broken wooden tables and more due to a high degree of dehumidifying. anyway i'd recommend, and i will do it for this summer, not to set the dehumidifier to a too dry setting. i also heard about condensation problems due to a too low temperature inside because of using an A/C... once in trinidad get the boater's directory and/or call into the chagaurama's cruiser's net, every morning at 0800 and you'll get plenty of possibilities to rent an A/C. on the net there will also be others which can give you their opinion.

chaga is a great place to leave and/or work on the boat. don't forget to do some excursions on the island, there's a lot to see. say hello to Jesse James from marc & melanie of MELMAR Y!

marc, maramu #89, S/Y MELMAR Y, www.melmar.ch


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Howard

We have been researching wind vane steering. I personally will only
fit a steering system that provides a seperate rudder. I have used
Sailomat in the past with a water driven servo arm and its own
rudder.Recently have discovered the Hydrovane system
www.hydrovane.com. This British/Canadian company appears to provide a
reliable system that does not require much adjustment take a look at
the website and let us know what you think. I think you could use it
from the cockpit although the lines would be long its one simple
endless line.
I am a believer in non power solutions to self steering if possible
and the extra rudder could be useful.

Deb
Orion1 Maramu#42

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@...> wrote:

We'd also be interested as well in hearing owners' wind vane
solutions.

Our previous boat, a Caliber 40 LRC, was fitted with a Monitor wind
vane, a servo pendulum device. The Monitor "saved our bacon" when
the Autohelm autopilot broke our first night out of Bermuda and the
wind vane steered us all the way to the Azores. I don't see how we
would have completed our crossing, with only my wife and myself
aboard, without it.

The Caliber is an aft cockpit boat so the runs for control lines to
the wheel were short, not the case in a center cockpit vessel. The
vane also needs "futzing", i.e., small adjustments that one makes
directly on it to keep it zeroed in, but I don't know how to
accomplish this from our Maramu (my arm's not long enough to reach
to
the transom). We're planning to cruise extensively in the next few
years after our refit is done and this is a nagging problem for
us.
Do many of you just carry a spare autopilot control and drive unit
as
Joel noted?

Best regards,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz, Maramu 144
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:

I do not want to labour the point but I wonder if anyone in the
group
has fitted wind vane it would be good to hear how you found it

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:


Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had wind
vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a
second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will have
to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a
client
put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it is
a
good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have
circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be a
lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord
through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

Howard Berger
 

We'd also be interested as well in hearing owners' wind vane
solutions.

Our previous boat, a Caliber 40 LRC, was fitted with a Monitor wind
vane, a servo pendulum device. The Monitor "saved our bacon" when
the Autohelm autopilot broke our first night out of Bermuda and the
wind vane steered us all the way to the Azores. I don't see how we
would have completed our crossing, with only my wife and myself
aboard, without it.

The Caliber is an aft cockpit boat so the runs for control lines to
the wheel were short, not the case in a center cockpit vessel. The
vane also needs "futzing", i.e., small adjustments that one makes
directly on it to keep it zeroed in, but I don't know how to
accomplish this from our Maramu (my arm's not long enough to reach to
the transom). We're planning to cruise extensively in the next few
years after our refit is done and this is a nagging problem for us.
Do many of you just carry a spare autopilot control and drive unit as
Joel noted?

Best regards,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz, Maramu 144
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:

I do not want to labour the point but I wonder if anyone in the
group
has fitted wind vane it would be good to hear how you found it

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:


Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had wind
vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a
second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will have
to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a client
put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it is a
good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have
circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be a
lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord
through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@





prop shaft alternator - maramu

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Does anyone have a part number or supplier information for the flat
ridged belt that drives the prop shaft alternator? I am disconnecting
the shaft from the gearbox to replace the old stuffing box with new
ceramic disc seal and will replace the old belt and leave a second
available tied down around the seal for easy installation if/when
required.I cannot find part number anywhere and hope that someone might
be able to help me out!

Cheers
Deb
Orion1 Maramu#42


mizzen staysail

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

We currently do not have a mizzen staysail at the moment and are
looking to sort that. Does anyone have the size or sizes of any sails
flown from the top of the mizzen (staysail, chute.. whatever). This
would be really helpful

Deb and John
Orion1 (Maramu#42)


Re: Anchor winch and chain, boom outhaul gearbox and grounding strap

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Anne & John:

Glad to hear that I wasn't the only one who had a hard time getting the outhaul drive shaft
out. I used a two pound sledge for several hours with no success. I too found no corrosion
holding things together, just encrusted grease and grit. It is good to hear that the fit is
relatively light once it is cleaned up. I think I will add removal of this shaft and lubrication of
the Anderson Winch bearings to my annual service.

I did some research to try and find a puller, similar to the one the machine shop used to such
great effect, that I could purchase for future application to this job. It seems that this type of
puller is called a straight jaw puller. It worked extremely well and avoided all the hammering
with attendant worries of metal fatigue in the aluminum boom and mounting bracket.
However, they are hard to find. There are several on Amazon. If I get one I will post about
how it works.

Gary


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

I do not want to labour the point but I wonder if anyone in the group
has fitted wind vane it would be good to hear how you found it

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:


Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had wind vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will have to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a client
put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it is a
good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be a
lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord
through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Thanks Ian and Judy

You are right we have noticed that when on anchor the wheel can move
a little particularly in a swell we will give your suggestion a
try... we think the Maramu is a lovely boat too!

Deb and John
Orion1

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Ian & Judy Jenkins
<ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:


Hi Deb, When we had a Maramu ( wonderful boat!) we fitted a U bolt
just to the right of the wheel so that we could clip our harness on
whist still below. If you position the U bolt at the height of the
centre of the wheel then its a simple job to tie a piece of webbing
through the U bolt and the wheel and lock it off that way. We use a
short piece of webbing which ends in velcro--easy to take off in a
hurry.
We have done the same on our Supermaramu and use it to fix the
helm when at anchor.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302


http://clk.atdmt.com/UKM/go/msnnkmgl0010000004ukm/direct/01/

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had wind vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will have to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@...> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a client put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it is a good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be a lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@...



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Deb, When we had a Maramu ( wonderful boat!) we fitted a U bolt just to the right of the wheel so that we could clip our harness on whist still below. If you position the U bolt at the height of the centre of the wheel then its a simple job to tie a piece of webbing through the U bolt and the wheel and lock it off that way. We use a short piece of webbing which ends in velcro--easy to take off in a hurry.
We have done the same on our Supermaramu and use it to fix the helm when at anchor.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302


http://clk.atdmt.com/UKM/go/msnnkmgl0010000004ukm/direct/01/