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Post Photos Sharki a.toca.teja

atocateja2002 <acordero@...>
 

i post some photos (4) of 1986 Sharki a.toca.teja

Re: Post Photos Sharki a.toca.teja

stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "atocateja2002" <acordero@w...> wrote:
i post some photos (4) of 1986 Sharki a.toca.teja

I enjoyed your photos. I will take photos of our Sharki and post for
you to see. We gutted our galley as the wood was water damaged. Now
we have an all stainless galley with 3 sinks and no seams for water
to penetrate. Delores & Gene s/v Stargazer, Charleston, SC

Amel Yacht Owners Re:alphatronics converter

Anne and John <hollamby@...>
 

Sorry about the delay. The address for Alphatronics is 29 Newtown Business
Park,Poole,Dorset BH12 3LL. Ph 01202 715517,
fax 01202 715122.Email sales @alphatronix.co.uk web
http://www.alphatronix.co.uk
Their range covers converters 28/12 volts from 6amps to 30amps isolated and
unisolated. The 30amp isolated for SSBs etc costs about 180 pds but the
others are much cheaper. Pochon quoted me 8,700 French francs for an Icom
converter but a mate who does the electronics for some of the Volvo fleet
put me on to these.
I asked the guy at Alphatronics why they were so reasonable and he says
they make huge numbers of the for trucks etc and the isolated ones are
government approved for petrol tankers etc.
Regards, John Hollamby

In Mast Halyard Swivels maintenance

closereach <no_reply@...>
 

I've noticed on my Sharki that furling and unfurling (nonelectric)
both my mizzen and main sails takes a bit more effort. I've dropped
both sails to inspect the hardware. The Amel halyard swivels on both
don't turn as easily as before. Any suggestions on how to make them
rotate more freely? Special lubrication?
Thanks
Rich

Anti-Fouling, Hull & Prop

svmalaika <no_reply@...>
 

After three months on the hard, we are preparing to relaunch MALAIKA
II in Kusadasi, Turkey and plan to spend the next few years in the
Eastern Med (Turkish/Greek Water, etc.)and are wondering if anyone
has experience with anti-fouling paints in these waters. Since the
original AwlGrip Silver Label is difficult to obtain in Turkey, we
are considering using International Micron Extra (a semi-hard self
polishing paint) on the hull and International TriLux on the
AutoProp. Any comments?

220 VOLT 50 VERSUS 60 CYCLE POWER

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

NOW THAT MY SM IS IN THE CARIBBEAN I WONDER HOW OTHER BOATS ARE ABLE
TO UTILIZE 220 VOLT POWER @ 60 CYCLE. I DON'T NEED TO RUN THE WATER
MAKER, DISHWASHER, WASHING MACHINE, BUT HAVE USED THE BATTERY CHARGER
AND MAY FOR THE FIRST TIME USE THE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM!
COMMENTS, PROBLEMS?
JOHN FOLINO, SULAJON #347

Re: 220 VOLT 50 VERSUS 60 CYCLE POWER

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
NOW THAT MY SM IS IN THE CARIBBEAN I WONDER HOW OTHER BOATS ARE
ABLE
TO UTILIZE 220 VOLT POWER @ 60 CYCLE. I DON'T NEED TO RUN THE WATER
MAKER, DISHWASHER, WASHING MACHINE, BUT HAVE USED THE BATTERY
CHARGER
AND MAY FOR THE FIRST TIME USE THE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM!
COMMENTS, PROBLEMS?
JOHN FOLINO, SULAJON #347
You can use 220 60 hz for everything on the boat except, clothes
washer, dish washer and microwave. Im not sure about the watermaker.
A/C and battery charger are OK. PS You should have 50 hz in the
caribean.


Vito

S/M # 283

engine replacement

davidlambertsen <no_reply@...>
 

I have a 1989 Maramu with a Perkins Prima 60 diesel engine. Has
anyone replaced this engine in an Amel? Can you suggest a
replacement engine? Any advice for me with this project? Any
lessons learned or regrets? Should I just rebuild the Prima 60?

Merci beaucoup a tout.

David Lambertsen
s/v Have Fun!
Maramu #258

Shore Power Plug

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

What kind of shore power plug is needed in US and Caribbean marinas?
(For instance, 30 Amp or 50 Amp?) We have been in Europe since 1997,
and don't know what is standard in American waters.
Thanks.

Re: Shore Power Plug

stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., rbenven44 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
What kind of shore power plug is needed in US and Caribbean
marinas?
(For instance, 30 Amp or 50 Amp?) We have been in Europe since
1997,
and don't know what is standard in American waters.
Thanks.
You are going to find one or the other amperage at the various
marinas depending on the age of the marina and what size boats they
can accomodate. Our last marina only had 30 AMP. Our current marina
has 50 AMP so we purchased a Y adapter to accomodate our two 30 AMP
cords. The newer marinas are going with 50 AMP to accomdate the
larger boats that offer more revenue to their businesses. Best to be
prepared for both. ~~/)~~

Electric Service in the Caribbean

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

We've been sailing the Caribbean for almost 20 years. Pagan is a
1994 SM so I'm not sure all the appliances aboard are the same as
yours. The only one aboard that doesn't run on both 50 and 60hz is
the diswasher, and as we never use it, that's not a problem. You'll
find every variety of voltage and both 50 and 60hz in the islands.
I'm fortunate dthat I had Amel install a dual system when they built
the boat5. i can bring either 120v or 220v aboard. It makes things
very simple. If you wanted to do the same a retrofit is very
simple. If you intend to island lhop you'll end up purchasing
locally a few different male plugs. I strongly suggest tht you buy a
receptiacle tester to avoid electrolisis. It's an inexpensive device
that tests for open ground, reverse polarity, open hot, open neutral,
etc.. I have found both open grounds and reverse polarity in island
marinas. They have gotten somewhat more professional about their
electrilcal service since I first came to the Caribbean, but you will
still find some pretty outrageous wiring. Good luck

Arnold

Shore Power Plug: Thanks for the input

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello Arnold and Delores & Gene,
Your input is very helpful. Our SM is 1997 vintage, with both
220V & 120V input (the latter via step-up transformer). We have
gotten used to the variety of shore power plugs in Europe, and have a
collection of about 10. Polarity testing is important everywhere, as
is voltage testing. We know two SMs that fried everything on board
by plugging in to what turned out to be 440Volts!
So in addition to the 30amp plug on my 110Volt cable, I will buy
a 50amp to 30amp adapter for those big marinas. Thanks!! See you in
the Caribbean.
Roy Benveniste SM 195 "Excalibur"

Gas

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

It occurred to me after the last e-mail that as important perhaps as
the the electrics is gas for your range. It may be that there is
butane available in the blue campgas bottles somewhere in the
Caribbean, but I've never seen it. Do you have a dual gas system to
accomodate propane? Arnold

Secret compartment on Sharki

stargazer41amel <no_reply@...>
 

Rich,

We have not found a secret compartment on our Sharki. When we bought
our boat, Joel told us that all Amels had a secret compartment. He
didn't tell us where one is. I will have to email him and see what
he says.

Delores

Ventillation on Super Marimu

David Crisp
 

Am on the verge of buying a SM, if nothing else the design of the
boat has sold me, it is amazing; they seem to have thought of
everything!

The only area that I wonder about is ventillation. Oddly there are
no dorades, only a few opening hatches and ports. Having sailed on a
Halberg Rassey where opeing ports and hatcjes are numerous I am
really wondering what ventillation is like on the SM.

How do you get good ventillation in the vessel when at sea or in bad
weather when hatches cannot be open?

What is ventillation like on a SM at achor? I am working on the
premise that I would not want to rely upon the AC except in
exceptional circumstances.

Is it a common modification to have additional opeing ports or
dorades fitted?

Regards
David

Re: engine replacement

dernehl75050 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., davidlambertsen <no_reply@y...> wrote:
I have a 1989 Maramu with a Perkins Prima 60 diesel engine. Has
anyone replaced this engine in an Amel? Can you suggest a
replacement engine? Any advice for me with this project? Any
lessons learned or regrets? Should I just rebuild the Prima 60?

Merci beaucoup a tout.

David Lambertsen
s/v Have Fun!
Maramu #258
I also had a perkins prima on my 1992 SM . The engine had a overheating

problem that I could not correct. We came to the conclusion that the
engine had a design problem. I understand that it was first created as
a truck engine then modified for marine use with a turbo charger. I
also understand that it is no longer in production---non of this made
me feel good about investing more in this engine. I installed a
westerbeke #82BFOUR some months ago with great success. As the boat is
normally in U.S. waters parts are easy to locate.
best
Jim Dernehl

Re: engine replacement

dernehl75050 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., davidlambertsen <no_reply@y...> wrote:
I have a 1989 Maramu with a Perkins Prima 60 diesel engine. Has
anyone replaced this engine in an Amel? Can you suggest a
replacement engine? Any advice for me with this project? Any
lessons learned or regrets? Should I just rebuild the Prima 60?

Merci beaucoup a tout.

David Lambertsen
s/v Have Fun!
Maramu #258
David, I might also suggest that you read the recent article in
Practical Sailor Volume 28 Number 3 February 1 2002. It ranks all the
major diesel engines from the perspective of mechanics.Page 14 has the
arithmetic averaging thats most interesting.
best J. Dernehl

WATERMAKER

jfolino901 <no_reply@...>
 

I HAVE SM # 347, LAUNCHED 11/5/01. SHE HAS THE LARGER WATERMAKER BY
DESSALATOR (150 LITERS/HOUR) & WORKS QUITE WELL. HOWEVER AT JUST OVER
11 HOURS ON THE WATERMAKER, I LOST BOTH LOW & HIGH PRESSURE READINGS
ON THE GAUGES. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS DUE TO RUNNING BOTH THE
ENGINE, GENSET & WATERMAKER & JUST A CASE OF OVERDEMAND. I CHECKED
THE SEA CHEST AND IT WAS CLEAN! HOWEVER AFTER SHUTTING DOWN THE
ENGINE, THE WATER MAKER EXHIBITED THE SAME PROBLEMS. SO I CHANGED
BOTH THE 25 MICRON & 5 MICRON FILTER CARTIDGES WHICH CURED THE
PROBLEM. THE 5 MICRON FILTER LOOKED HEALTHY SO I SAVED IT FOR FUTURE
USE! I DON'T RUN THE WATER MAKER IN PORT. I USED IT FROM FRANCE TO
PORTUGAL LAST NOVEMBER. THEN FROM PORTUGAL TO THE CARIBBEAN THIS
JANUARY TO FEBRUARY. I RETURNED TO THE BOAT MID MARCH FOR A WEEK.
COMMENTS REGARDING FILTER LIFE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT. THE MADE WATER IS
CLEAN & QUITE FREE OF SALT OR MINERALS.
THANKS,
JOHN FOLINO, SULAJON

Re: Ventillation on Super Marimu

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., "davidcrisp" <david@f...> wrote:
Am on the verge of buying a SM, if nothing else the design of the
boat has sold me, it is amazing; they seem to have thought of
everything!
Amel has an option that I have on my boat that is a fresh air
circulating system. Basically it consists of a fan sucking air from
the outside and distributing troughout all the cabins. Of course Amel
has figured out how to keep all the cabins watertight. I have not
sailed the boat in the tropics yet. I hope to do that soon. But,from
what I understand the ventilation is good. You can increase
ventilation to the aft cabin by closing the hatch. If you have
further questions please contact me vciaravino@...

ASM283
The only area that I wonder about is ventillation. Oddly there are
no dorades, only a few opening hatches and ports. Having sailed on
a
Halberg Rassey where opeing ports and hatcjes are numerous I am
really wondering what ventillation is like on the SM.

How do you get good ventillation in the vessel when at sea or in
bad
weather when hatches cannot be open?

What is ventillation like on a SM at achor? I am working on the
premise that I would not want to rely upon the AC except in
exceptional circumstances.

Is it a common modification to have additional opeing ports or
dorades fitted?

Regards
David

Re: WATERMAKER

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi I have the same watermaker. It is imperative that you run it on a
consistent basis. If you leave it for a long time you should pickle
it. I went as far as having it removed and stored, since I will not
go cruising untill next year. Call Joel Potter he knows quite a bit
on the subject. Filters are cheap change them ofter. How was your
trip across?

ASM283

--- In amelyachtowners@y..., jfolino901 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
I HAVE SM # 347, LAUNCHED 11/5/01. SHE HAS THE LARGER WATERMAKER BY
DESSALATOR (150 LITERS/HOUR) & WORKS QUITE WELL. HOWEVER AT JUST
OVER
11 HOURS ON THE WATERMAKER, I LOST BOTH LOW & HIGH PRESSURE
READINGS
ON THE GAUGES. AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS DUE TO RUNNING BOTH THE
ENGINE, GENSET & WATERMAKER & JUST A CASE OF OVERDEMAND. I CHECKED
THE SEA CHEST AND IT WAS CLEAN! HOWEVER AFTER SHUTTING DOWN THE
ENGINE, THE WATER MAKER EXHIBITED THE SAME PROBLEMS. SO I CHANGED
BOTH THE 25 MICRON & 5 MICRON FILTER CARTIDGES WHICH CURED THE
PROBLEM. THE 5 MICRON FILTER LOOKED HEALTHY SO I SAVED IT FOR
FUTURE
USE! I DON'T RUN THE WATER MAKER IN PORT. I USED IT FROM FRANCE TO
PORTUGAL LAST NOVEMBER. THEN FROM PORTUGAL TO THE CARIBBEAN THIS
JANUARY TO FEBRUARY. I RETURNED TO THE BOAT MID MARCH FOR A WEEK.
COMMENTS REGARDING FILTER LIFE OR ANY OTHER ASPECT. THE MADE WATER
IS
CLEAN & QUITE FREE OF SALT OR MINERALS.
THANKS,
JOHN FOLINO, SULAJON