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Re: Forward mainstay chainplate

karkauai
 

Thanks Olivier and Joel!  I don't see anything else right now.  We did have a boat drag and get their anchor line tangled with ours (right after repainting the rub rail, of course) 6 weeks ago.  They were alongside when we got back to the boat and had dinged our rail up from stem to stern.  There wasn't much chop, but maybe a wake banged us together at some point.

Thanks again for sharing your expertise, you are appreciated more than you can imagine.

Hug back from Iris, Joel.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Gap between the mizzen mast step and the rear cabin top on a Maramu

Marco Baldan
 

Thanks Antonio!
Curious how similar to my photo the gap appears.

Marco

On 21 Aug 2021, at 20:42, Antonio Alati via groups.io <a.alati@...> wrote:


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Il giorno 21 ago 2021, alle ore 21:36, Antonio Alati <a.alati@...> ha scritto:




Re: Deck restoring

 

Great job!

Is this the gel coat restorer?

Bill


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Sat, Aug 21, 2021 at 1:19 PM Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia <charlesmatthewday@...> wrote:
Danny,

Beautiful job!

Do you have any before pictures?  What was the gelcoat restore product you used?

Matt 

SVTalia SM#209
Hampton, VA


Re: Gap between the mizzen mast step and the rear cabin top on a Maramu

Antonio Alati
 

Il giorno 21 ago 2021, alle ore 21:36, Antonio Alati <a.alati@...> ha scritto:


Re: Gap between the mizzen mast step and the rear cabin top on a Maramu

Antonio Alati
 

Maramu 1986  i think it’s ok

Il giorno 21 ago 2021, alle ore 21:31, Marco Baldan via groups.io <africanmarco@...> ha scritto:

Thanks Jim!

🙏👍😉


On 21 Aug 2021, at 17:53, James Watkins via groups.io <ewatk49734@...> wrote:



I have a 1985 Maramu with exactly the same problem.  Was fixed sometime ago the first time and it happened again over time.  Proper fix did require spreading out the load on the bolts through the bulkhead.  I had the surveyor Kelly Carver do the work and she sailed from FLL to Trinidad without any deforming.  He probably would give you a quick review of the repair.  KC Marine 1 954 347 6099.

 

You need to watch the tension on the mizzen as some of my issues developed after a re-rigging and over tightened shrouds.

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Act II  Maramu hull 185

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From: Marco Baldan via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:12 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Gap between the mizzen mast step and the rear cabin top on a Maramu

 

Dear Amel Owners Group,


Looking for a Maramu, yesterday I visited a unit for sale. The boat looks in good overall conditions but I noticed a gap between the mizzen mast support and the rear cabin top. Also the main-mast backstay chain-plate shows a gap.
The owner told me he contacted the Amel Owners Group in the past and was told this is fairly common on the Maramu and not a problem.
Has any of you, Maramu owners, experienced something similar? Is it a matter of concern? Worth glassing/fixing it?

Thanks for your advice/feedback,
marco baldan



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Re: Gap between the mizzen mast step and the rear cabin top on a Maramu

Marco Baldan
 

Thanks Jim!

🙏👍😉


On 21 Aug 2021, at 17:53, James Watkins via groups.io <ewatk49734@...> wrote:



I have a 1985 Maramu with exactly the same problem.  Was fixed sometime ago the first time and it happened again over time.  Proper fix did require spreading out the load on the bolts through the bulkhead.  I had the surveyor Kelly Carver do the work and she sailed from FLL to Trinidad without any deforming.  He probably would give you a quick review of the repair.  KC Marine 1 954 347 6099.

 

You need to watch the tension on the mizzen as some of my issues developed after a re-rigging and over tightened shrouds.

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Act II  Maramu hull 185

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Marco Baldan via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:12 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Gap between the mizzen mast step and the rear cabin top on a Maramu

 

Dear Amel Owners Group,


Looking for a Maramu, yesterday I visited a unit for sale. The boat looks in good overall conditions but I noticed a gap between the mizzen mast support and the rear cabin top. Also the main-mast backstay chain-plate shows a gap.
The owner told me he contacted the Amel Owners Group in the past and was told this is fairly common on the Maramu and not a problem.
Has any of you, Maramu owners, experienced something similar? Is it a matter of concern? Worth glassing/fixing it?

Thanks for your advice/feedback,
marco baldan



<Maramu mizzen mast base.jpg>

 

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Re: Deck restoring

Matt & Michelle
 

Danny,

Beautiful job!

Do you have any before pictures?  What was the gelcoat restore product you used?

Matt 

SVTalia SM#209
Hampton, VA


Deck restoring

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all. See the attached photos. I have recently finished restriping the deck followed by gel coat restorer. My heartfelt thanks to those who advised me about the buegler striping tool and the product for gel coat restoring. I was amazed at how user friendly the striper was. No masking needed. Great result. The gel coat restorer I applied in less than an hour with a rag.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

Mangonui

New Zealand 


Re: Stuck mainsail swivel

Olivier Beaute
 

Hello Greg,

I answered already Dieter about this a few weeks ago. You probably have a horseshoe mast NIRVANA type.
Your swivel may be OK but the tube, which on this manual furler, is held by a needle bearing at mast top, needs to be released.
I woulsd suggest that you climb to the very top of the mast and pour WD40 or equivalent CX to ease off the bearing.

Try to make pictures of the mast top from above.

Good luck.

Olivier

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, 05:12:26 PM GMT+2, Gregory Shea <gmshea@...> wrote:


Hello all,
Both Dieter Busch and I have the same problem with a frozen mainsail swivel on our Sharkis from1986. Two years of inactivity have taken their toll. We both have manual roller furling and there is no way to extract the swivel from the mast without lifting the spar. So, we are trying to free them with water and WD40 while the swivel is still inside the sail tube.
Frozen swivels are not new so I was wondering if other owners who encountered the problem managed to solve it without extracting the swivel from the mast. Mine is locked solid and the manual furling mechanism is not robust enough to apply much force. I need to be working directly on the swivel but grabbing hold of it has me stymied.
Any suggestions or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Greg Shea
Sharki 133, Kilada, Greece






Re: Gap between the mizzen mast step and the rear cabin top on a Maramu

James Watkins
 

I have a 1985 Maramu with exactly the same problem.  Was fixed sometime ago the first time and it happened again over time.  Proper fix did require spreading out the load on the bolts through the bulkhead.  I had the surveyor Kelly Carver do the work and she sailed from FLL to Trinidad without any deforming.  He probably would give you a quick review of the repair.  KC Marine 1 954 347 6099.

 

You need to watch the tension on the mizzen as some of my issues developed after a re-rigging and over tightened shrouds.

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Act II  Maramu hull 185

Sent from Mail for Windows

 

From: Marco Baldan via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 3:12 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Gap between the mizzen mast step and the rear cabin top on a Maramu

 

Dear Amel Owners Group,


Looking for a Maramu, yesterday I visited a unit for sale. The boat looks in good overall conditions but I noticed a gap between the mizzen mast support and the rear cabin top. Also the main-mast backstay chain-plate shows a gap.
The owner told me he contacted the Amel Owners Group in the past and was told this is fairly common on the Maramu and not a problem.
Has any of you, Maramu owners, experienced something similar? Is it a matter of concern? Worth glassing/fixing it?

Thanks for your advice/feedback,
marco baldan



 


Re: Forward mainstay chainplate

amelforme
 

Hi Kent. I would say this was caused by some external pressure from another source such as a dock or another boat or ???. The chainplate displaced the dimpled gel coat crescent so I would make sure that the chain plate is still flat and not distorted in any way. If it is, it would be best to replace it. The radiating hairline cracks reinforce my opinion of a shock loading coming from an external source. Sound this area with a small phenolic hammer and compare the ‘tone’ to the same spot on the other side of the boat. If it sounds the same, the cracks are more due to old embrittled gel coat than destructive shock. I would also pay close attention to where the chain plate is fastened to the hull. Any signs of distortion or gel coat crazing would suggest unbolting the chainplate for more inspection of the actual area where the bolt goes into the hull. I doubt if this will be the case but have a look at the gel coat around the chain plate just to be safe.

 

While hard to perfectly diagnose something like this from afar, my best guesstimate is that you have nothing to worry about. Do the checks. Keep your eye on it while sailing in strong breeze and if there is nothing abnormal, check it again from time to time.

 

Can’t believe the hurricane named Henri’ is heading towards Long Island, New England and maybe Down East. I have several neighbors who summer up in New England and Maine who now wonder where they must go to escape tropical weather. We are used to sleeping with one eye open all hurricane season as we still have stuff to restore from IRMA that clobbered us on my birthday four years ago.

 

Hug for Iris.

 

All the best,

Joel

 

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                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2021 2:58 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Forward mainstay chainplate

 

Hi again all.   I posted a pic in this thread of the toerail a few days ago.  Any thoughts?  Joel?

Thanks,
--
Kent & Iris

KRISTY

SM243


Stuck mainsail swivel

Gregory Shea
 

Hello all,
Both Dieter Busch and I have the same problem with a frozen mainsail swivel on our Sharkis from1986. Two years of inactivity have taken their toll. We both have manual roller furling and there is no way to extract the swivel from the mast without lifting the spar. So, we are trying to free them with water and WD40 while the swivel is still inside the sail tube.
Frozen swivels are not new so I was wondering if other owners who encountered the problem managed to solve it without extracting the swivel from the mast. Mine is locked solid and the manual furling mechanism is not robust enough to apply much force. I need to be working directly on the swivel but grabbing hold of it has me stymied.
Any suggestions or experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Greg Shea
Sharki 133, Kilada, Greece


Re: Where to buy Corrosion X

 

Normally airlines allow the pump bottle, but1, the aerosol can is not allowed.

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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 6:55 PM Drew Gaffney <drew.gaffney@...> wrote:
I've carried it in checked baggage many times over the years without problems in original container.
Drew
S/V Revelation SM390
Lying Carloforte, Sardinia


On Thu, Aug 19, 2021, 5:06 PM Joerg Esdorn via groups.io <jhe1313=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It looks like a lot of participants in this site use Corrosion X extensively.  The problem for me is:  where do you buy it when your boat is in Europe?  I can‘t buy it in the US and take it with me on the airplane, right?  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
Currently in La Rochelle 


Re: Forward mainstay chainplate

Olivier Beaute
 

Hello Iris and Kent,

on your picture, there is a chip of white gel-coat coming off the toe-rail.
It seems that something (a neighbor) has pushed on the chain-plate from outside, and created the hair cracks in the gel-coat of the toe-rail.
This is probably only cosmetic. Did you see any mark on the chain-plate? Do you see a difference in the angle compared to the chain-plate on the other side?
No worry about the chain-plate holding as it is bolted into the hull and not into the toe-rail (which is part of the deck).

Olivier

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, 08:58:21 AM GMT+2, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...> wrote:


Hi again all.   I posted a pic in this thread of the toerail a few days ago.  Any thoughts?  Joel?

Thanks,
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: How to fix your starter motor

Alan Leslie
 

That is SERIOUSLY IMPRESSIVE !

Thanks Eric

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Gap between the mizzen mast step and the rear cabin top on a Maramu

Marco Baldan
 

Dear Amel Owners Group,


Looking for a Maramu, yesterday I visited a unit for sale. The boat looks in good overall conditions but I noticed a gap between the mizzen mast support and the rear cabin top. Also the main-mast backstay chain-plate shows a gap.
The owner told me he contacted the Amel Owners Group in the past and was told this is fairly common on the Maramu and not a problem.
Has any of you, Maramu owners, experienced something similar? Is it a matter of concern? Worth glassing/fixing it?

Thanks for your advice/feedback,
marco baldan




Re: Forward mainstay chainplate

karkauai
 

Hi again all.   I posted a pic in this thread of the toerail a few days ago.  Any thoughts?  Joel?

Thanks,
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Wind generators

JB Duler
 

Alan, you are totally right.
I forgot about the travel lift issue. Our D400 is on the aft starboard on a pole.
Last time the operator was incredibly skilled and the cables were within two inches of the wind vane. It would have been impossible for a regular operator to not hit the vane.
Cheers
--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: Where to buy Corrosion X

Drew Gaffney
 

I've carried it in checked baggage many times over the years without problems in original container.
Drew
S/V Revelation SM390
Lying Carloforte, Sardinia


On Thu, Aug 19, 2021, 5:06 PM Joerg Esdorn via groups.io <jhe1313=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It looks like a lot of participants in this site use Corrosion X extensively.  The problem for me is:  where do you buy it when your boat is in Europe?  I can‘t buy it in the US and take it with me on the airplane, right?  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
Currently in La Rochelle 


Re: Wind generators

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

I will confirm Alan’s sentiments.

Wind generators are, by and large, a myth.  My good mate has one on his boat and from transiting the Pacific in company, I confirm that their performance is poor.  

My mate installed a permanent hull mounted Watt & Sea (newer model) and he’s delighted with the results thus far.

Good luck in your choice.

Kind regards

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera, SM007, NZ




On 21 Aug 2021, at 11:38, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

We have a D400, and while it's not particular;y noisy, doesn't vibrate, it certainly doesn't put out much power.
It came with the boat so for the meantime it stays. 
The only time I have ever seen any usable amount of power out of it was sailing upwind from NZ to Tahiti in 35+ knots true.
I don't really want to be sailing like that if I can avoid it. AND I don't want to be moored in windy anchorages!
Also, where it is mounted, on a pole on the port aft corner, causes us problems with travel lifts in marinas.
Our 600W of solar panels though are a completely different story. They consistently provide more power than we can use. They are completely silent and require little or no maintenance
I wouldn't waste my money on a wind generator, and I will in time,take it down and sell it to a true believer. 
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

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