Date   

Replacement Generator exhaust hose (install)

Terence Singh
 

During Libby's haul out this week, we bit the bullet and decided to change out the Generator exhaust hose and Vetus Waterlock. Good decision as the original hose was in very bad condition.


The yard did a good job, how ever I have one question that I need help with.


The factory installation of the exhaust hose had it loop upwards out the the Waterlock to the underside of the cockpit floor.


The new installation has the hose looping up  to within 6 inches of the underside of the cockpit floor.


The anti syphon break is still in its original original position.


My question. 


Is the  6 inch difference in the loop height critical especially if the boat is heeled over hard.


Pictures of the difference in installation height are attached.


Any clarity would be appreciated.


Terry.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Porter McRoberts
 

Very much agree.  


Porter McRoberts
S/V Ibis: Amel 54-#152
Ft. Lauderdale
www.fouribis.com
portermcroberts@...







On Jun 30, 2017, at 8:55 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


James,

You should contact Joel Potter in Ft Lauderdale  (954) 812-2485. Joel Potter att.net>

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550







On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 6:48 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning James, 
Mine is a 2000. 
Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Fri, 6/30/17, Jessica Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:30 AM


 









Thanks for your response Alexandre. Please
keep me in mind as you make a decision. What production year
is your yacht?James


On Jun 30,
2017, at 7:13 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...


[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Good morning James, 



I haven’t decided yet, but I might put for sale Nikimat
(Super Maramu 2000) in a year or so.  

Again, not decided because I have lots of spare parts
onboard but we can stay in contact.  



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 6/29/17, jamescromie@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:12 PM





 



















Hello!  I have discovered this email

group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of

Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource
for

networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.  
The

Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family
of

two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life
of

cruising for the next few years.   We are currently
based

in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at
yachts

elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance
that

might be given to us as we conduct our search.
 Certainly,

if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super

Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about

it. 

Thank you for your

help!

James















Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster issues

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Bill,
I thought one could remove unit then remove old seals and install new foam seals in dinghy then reinstall after contact cement dries.  What would be the issue if done this way?
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jun 30, 2017, at 9:37 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

The lower foam seals require a haulout.

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970




On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 8:08 AM, Ben Driver joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill, I was thinking same.   Since I'm here in Le Marin I may replace all the seals just to be safe.   
Ben 
Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jun 30, 2017, at 8:47 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Ben,

It is likely that water leaked because the bottom foam seals were distorted because the bow thruster was raised to high, and/or the binding of the bow thruster caused misalignment of the tube through the lip seal which also would cause some water to pass by the lip seal.. Whether or not they will return to their original shape is anyone's guess.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550




On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

I have yet to get complete resolution on thruster as I'm waiting for Amel to service the unit next week.  Here's what I've discovered so far.  First, I found that I blew a 10 amp automotive type fuse located in control box  (thanks Alex). This happened  when thruster went all the way up without stopping.  After replacing that fuse, jack motor works fine.  Why did this happen?  The band holding the "UP" stop sensor broke free allowing sensor to move to a position which did not recognize motor had travelled too far.  Also,  as a result of excessive motor travel, rigging cables are out of adjustment.  I'm assuming this but 20 hours of pounding seas may have loosened the rigging.   What I still don't understand is how thruster could leak with pin in and two good outside foam gaskets.  Could bad shaft seal be culprit?   Not sure.  

I did read Gary Silver's excellent article on adjusting  the bow thruster rigging.  I now understand the interplay amongst the up/down sensors and rigging cables.  If you adjust one,  you must adjust the others.  For the first cable adjustment, I've decided to take Bill R's advise and let Amel do the job.  Hopefully I'll learn from watching.
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jun 29, 2017, at 3:18 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

Either the stop sensor is not working, or it is not aligned correctly.

Bill

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Ben,


When you have a resolution I would love to hear what it is.

I've been having the same issue with my bow thruster.  It will work normally for several down/use/up cycles, then it will blow the fuse.  When the fuse is blown the "at-sea" pin will not go through the hole since the shaft is too high.  I had Peg raise and lower it repeatedly and it always lined up with the "at-sea pin".  Apparently every once in a while it overshoots and I can't figure out why.

The wire rope raising the thruster is tight and the others loose, as you described yours.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster issues

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Bill, I was thinking same.   Since I'm here in Le Marin I may replace all the seals just to be safe.   
Ben 
Ben and Gayle 
La Bella Vita
SM #347
6S


On Jun 30, 2017, at 8:47 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ben,

It is likely that water leaked because the bottom foam seals were distorted because the bow thruster was raised to high, and/or the binding of the bow thruster caused misalignment of the tube through the lip seal which also would cause some water to pass by the lip seal.. Whether or not they will return to their original shape is anyone's guess.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550




On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have yet to get complete resolution on thruster as I'm waiting for Amel to service the unit next week.  Here's what I've discovered so far.  First, I found that I blew a 10 amp automotive type fuse located in control box  (thanks Alex). This happened  when thruster went all the way up without stopping.  After replacing that fuse, jack motor works fine.  Why did this happen?  The band holding the "UP" stop sensor broke free allowing sensor to move to a position which did not recognize motor had travelled too far.  Also,  as a result of excessive motor travel, rigging cables are out of adjustment.  I'm assuming this but 20 hours of pounding seas may have loosened the rigging.   What I still don't understand is how thruster could leak with pin in and two good outside foam gaskets.  Could bad shaft seal be culprit?   Not sure.  

I did read Gary Silver's excellent article on adjusting  the bow thruster rigging.  I now understand the interplay amongst the up/down sensors and rigging cables.  If you adjust one,  you must adjust the others.  For the first cable adjustment, I've decided to take Bill R's advise and let Amel do the job.  Hopefully I'll learn from watching.
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jun 29, 2017, at 3:18 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Either the stop sensor is not working, or it is not aligned correctly.

Bill

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Ben,


When you have a resolution I would love to hear what it is.

I've been having the same issue with my bow thruster.  It will work normally for several down/use/up cycles, then it will blow the fuse.  When the fuse is blown the "at-sea" pin will not go through the hole since the shaft is too high.  I had Peg raise and lower it repeatedly and it always lined up with the "at-sea pin".  Apparently every once in a while it overshoots and I can't figure out why.

The wire rope raising the thruster is tight and the others loose, as you described yours.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

James,

You should contact Joel Potter in Ft Lauderdale  (954) 812-2485. Joel Potter att.net>

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550







On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 6:48 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning James,
Mine is a 2000.
Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Fri, 6/30/17, Jessica Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:30 AM


 









Thanks for your response Alexandre. Please
keep me in mind as you make a decision. What production year
is your yacht?James


On Jun 30,
2017, at 7:13 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...


[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:
















 






Good morning James,



I haven’t decided yet, but I might put for sale Nikimat
(Super Maramu 2000) in a year or so.

Again, not decided because I have lots of spare parts
onboard but we can stay in contact.



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 6/29/17, jamescromie@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:12 PM





 



















Hello!  I have discovered this email

group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of

Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource
for

networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.  
The

Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family
of

two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life
of

cruising for the next few years.   We are currently
based

in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at
yachts

elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance
that

might be given to us as we conduct our search.
 Certainly,

if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super

Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about

it. 

Thank you for your

help!

James












Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster issues

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ben,

It is likely that water leaked because the bottom foam seals were distorted because the bow thruster was raised to high, and/or the binding of the bow thruster caused misalignment of the tube through the lip seal which also would cause some water to pass by the lip seal.. Whether or not they will return to their original shape is anyone's guess.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550




On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have yet to get complete resolution on thruster as I'm waiting for Amel to service the unit next week.  Here's what I've discovered so far.  First, I found that I blew a 10 amp automotive type fuse located in control box  (thanks Alex). This happened  when thruster went all the way up without stopping.  After replacing that fuse, jack motor works fine.  Why did this happen?  The band holding the "UP" stop sensor broke free allowing sensor to move to a position which did not recognize motor had travelled too far.  Also,  as a result of excessive motor travel, rigging cables are out of adjustment.  I'm assuming this but 20 hours of pounding seas may have loosened the rigging.   What I still don't understand is how thruster could leak with pin in and two good outside foam gaskets.  Could bad shaft seal be culprit?   Not sure.  

I did read Gary Silver's excellent article on adjusting  the bow thruster rigging.  I now understand the interplay amongst the up/down sensors and rigging cables.  If you adjust one,  you must adjust the others.  For the first cable adjustment, I've decided to take Bill R's advise and let Amel do the job.  Hopefully I'll learn from watching.
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jun 29, 2017, at 3:18 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Either the stop sensor is not working, or it is not aligned correctly.

Bill

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Ben,


When you have a resolution I would love to hear what it is.

I've been having the same issue with my bow thruster.  It will work normally for several down/use/up cycles, then it will blow the fuse.  When the fuse is blown the "at-sea" pin will not go through the hole since the shaft is too high.  I had Peg raise and lower it repeatedly and it always lined up with the "at-sea pin".  Apparently every once in a while it overshoots and I can't figure out why.

The wire rope raising the thruster is tight and the others loose, as you described yours.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plastimo Magnetic Compass Light

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Bill & All,

Some progress on this issue, although not yet resolved.
Thanks to some info here and on Club Amel site (french), we were able to dismount the compass.

Lights are located under the 3-parts cover, which can be removed by unclipping the side logos. This will reveal 2 large screws on each side. Once removed, you can access the lights/wiring. 
We have also contacted Plastimo re. spare references.

Bill, you are right, only post 2016 is LED, and replacement should be done like for like (ours is therefore incandescent).
Our current issue is that Plastimo said from a photo that our circuit is not the original one. We have 3 bulbs with a resistance, they think it should be 2.
We are looking for guidance on whether to replace and revert to the original circuit, or replace as is. Waiting for a response from Amel as to why they would have done it this way (there must be a good reason...).
Photos and catalogue page saved under photos > album.

Please let us know if any queries or info.
Many thanks
Soraya


On 1 June 2017 at 13:17, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I read that once the bottom plate is removed that the wires and light slip out with a slight tug on the wires. I also read that the new LED plastimo bulb is not compatible with the older non-LED compass.

I am not sure of the accuracy of this information and if you do this job, please confirm this.

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, May 30, 2017 at 7:33 AM, svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Dear Amelians,


Has anyone had to replace the light of their Plastimo Magnetic Compass?

- is that done through the front or back of the compass?

- do you know what bulb is required?


With thanks in advance,

Soraya




--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Switches in the walk-through on a Maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Great advice. Thanks Olivier!


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning James,
Mine is a 2000.
Sincerely, Alexandre




--------------------------------------------

On Fri, 6/30/17, Jessica Cromie jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, June 30, 2017, 6:30 AM


 









Thanks for your response Alexandre. Please
keep me in mind as you make a decision. What production year
is your yacht?James
On Jun 30,
2017, at 7:13 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






Good morning James,



I haven’t decided yet, but I might put for sale Nikimat
(Super Maramu 2000) in a year or so.

Again, not decided because I have lots of spare parts
onboard but we can stay in contact.



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 6/29/17, jamescromie@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

To: amelyachtowners@...

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:12 PM





 



















Hello!  I have discovered this email

group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of

Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource
for

networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.  
The

Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family
of

two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life
of

cruising for the next few years.   We are currently
based

in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at
yachts

elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance
that

might be given to us as we conduct our search.
 Certainly,

if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super

Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about

it. 

Thank you for your

help!

James


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Peter Killen
 

Hi James,

We are putting Pure Magic up for sale through Michel Charpentier at the end of July.  She will be located in Vigo, Galicia.

Regards,
Peter

SM2K 433

On 30 Jun 2017, at 12:13, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Good morning James, 

I haven’t decided yet, but I might put for sale Nikimat (Super Maramu 2000) in a year or so.  
Again, not decided because I have lots of spare parts onboard but we can stay in contact.  

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI

--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 6/29/17, jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:12 PM


 









Hello!  I have discovered this email
group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of
Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource for
networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.   The
Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family of
two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life of
cruising for the next few years.   We are currently based
in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at yachts
elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance that
might be given to us as we conduct our search.  Certainly,
if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super
Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about
it. 
Thank you for your
help!
James






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

James Cromie
 

Thanks for your response Alexandre. Please keep me in mind as you make a decision. What production year is your yacht?
James


On Jun 30, 2017, at 7:13 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning James,

I haven’t decided yet, but I might put for sale Nikimat (Super Maramu 2000) in a year or so.
Again, not decided because I have lots of spare parts onboard but we can stay in contact.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI

--------------------------------------------
On Thu, 6/29/17, jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:12 PM


 









Hello!  I have discovered this email
group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of
Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource for
networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.   The
Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family of
two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life of
cruising for the next few years.   We are currently based
in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at yachts
elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance that
might be given to us as we conduct our search.  Certainly,
if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super
Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about
it. 
Thank you for your
help!
James





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] wiring conduits from lazarette to chart table

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Bill and All,

We have parked the issue on the conduit between the bookshelf and the lazarette until further input from Amel & other A54 owners.

We have instead been working on the other side of the loop - wiring a MasterVolt MasterBus network cable from the chart table to the engine room (to link the chargers and alternator regulator). This turned out to be a ceiling job as the access through the floor is sealed.
We first ran a cable puller in the ceiling using the various access points hidden behind the covers, including some of the lights.  We were then able to run a network cable using the cable puller in place, doubled with a fishing line that we have left in place should there be any future jobs requiring the same access.

We have uploaded some pictures of the job under the photos albums section, and included some descriptions (yahoo photo not ideal, but descriptions are visible in viewer /not slideshow mode and will turn red if you hover over them).

Please let us know if you have any questions about this or any suggestions to improve the information provided.

Best wishes,
Soraya & Thomas


On 27 June 2017 at 01:43, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thomas,

Thanks for your photos!

I have done this job on a Super Maramu, but not on a 54.

Try this and please let me know what yo find:
I think that there is a conduit between what you show in your photo "1.ACCESS+TO+WIRING" and the battery compartment.

Look closely at the inside of the storage cabinet door on the left above the battery bank. I think that the carpet covered panel inside that cabinet on the left side is removable...let me know.

I am certain that there is conduit that can bee seen on this side of the bulkhead that opens on the other side of the bulkhead shown in your photo "1.ACCESS+TO+WIRING."

What I believe you need to do is run the wire from the lazarette conduit shown in your photo "3.Inside+the+Lazarette" to the conduit shown in "1.ACCESS+TO+WIRING", then through another piece of conduit that passes through the bulkhead near the top, down to the battery box.

Again, let me know, I want to document this for all 54 owners.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Mon, Jun 26, 2017 at 12:12 PM, SV Garulfo svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from SV Garulfo included below]

Hi all

Still working on that solar panels project.

Today was about planning the wiring between the lazarette and somewhere near the battery bank.

On our 54 there is a PVC tube that runs up from the lazarette to the back of a the book shelve located above the hanging cupboard at the chart table. It's used to run the BLU cabling, for instance the antenna coax. I was able to pull a line through it, happy.

Now, next to the chart table end of that tube, I can see another, smaller, empty tube. That looks like an ideal conduit for the cables. Except it does not exit anywhere, and the line puller blocks at what sounds like the bulkhead of the lazarette...

A few pictures to illustrate


Now the question:
Does anyone have a similar set up and know where this tube is supposed to end? 



Thanks
Thomas

--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France



--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France
--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning James,

I haven’t decided yet, but I might put for sale Nikimat (Super Maramu 2000) in a year or so.
Again, not decided because I have lots of spare parts onboard but we can stay in contact.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



--------------------------------------------

On Thu, 6/29/17, jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 9:12 PM


 









Hello!  I have discovered this email
group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of
Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource for
networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.   The
Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family of
two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life of
cruising for the next few years.   We are currently based
in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at yachts
elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance that
might be given to us as we conduct our search.  Certainly,
if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super
Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about
it. 
Thank you for your
help!
James


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi James the best way to start looking is to contact Joel Potter (954) 812-2485 Not only will he help you find a beautiful boat,  he will help you to learn and understand her systems.
Cheers
Courtney
s/v Trippin' 
Amel 54


-----Original Message-----
From: jamescromie@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 10:12 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] In search of a Super Maramu

 
Hello!  I have discovered this email group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource for networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.   The Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family of two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life of cruising for the next few years.   We are currently based in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at yachts elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance that might be given to us as we conduct our search.  Certainly, if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about it. 

Thank you for your help!

James


Former SM owner John Folino passes

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Last night John Folino - former owner of La Bella Vita then know as  Sujulon - died after surgery to install a heart pump device.   He was victim of staph infection.  John was original owner of SM 347 and an Amel champion.  Before his death he was in process of buying a new Amel 55.  John was always the optimist.  Not sure how many forum members knew John but those that did would want to know of his passing.


Ben 


Ben and Gayle 

La Bella Vita 

SM 347

Le Marin 


In search of a Super Maramu

James Cromie
 

Hello!  I have discovered this email group whilst reading through blogs of various owners of Super Maramus.  This forum seems like a great resource for networking with Amel owners with lots of experience.   The Super Maramu seems to be the ideal yacht for our family of two adults and two girls aged 5 and 9 to embark on a life of cruising for the next few years.   We are currently based in Vermont, though are willing to travel to look at yachts elsewhere.  I would very much appreciate any guidance that might be given to us as we conduct our search.  Certainly, if anyone is aware of anyone planning to sell a Super Maramu, we'd be interested to hear about it. 


Thank you for your help!


James


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster issues

John Clark
 

Yes,  my bow thruster operates just as Bill Kinney described.  To put the pin in I squeeze the cable just a little to lift the assembly the last few millimeters.

John Clark
SV Annie. SM 37
Charleston, SC

On Jun 29, 2017 9:13 PM, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Duane,


It sounds like your limit switch is set a tiny bit too high.

When adjusted properly, the jack screw should stop lifting a few millimeters BEFORE the pin can be insterted.  You squeeze the wires together by hand to lift the motor the last little bit against the gasket and then insert the pin.  The motor's weight should sit on the pin, not hang from the cables.  When the pin is in place there should be just a tiny bit of slack in the cables.

That's the way I was taught to adjust it, and it works.

Bill Kinney 
SM160, Harmonie
Underway, off of Long Island,
Headed to Boston


Re: Bow thruster issues

greatketch@...
 

Duane,

It sounds like your limit switch is set a tiny bit too high.

When adjusted properly, the jack screw should stop lifting a few millimeters BEFORE the pin can be insterted.  You squeeze the wires together by hand to lift the motor the last little bit against the gasket and then insert the pin.  The motor's weight should sit on the pin, not hang from the cables.  When the pin is in place there should be just a tiny bit of slack in the cables.

That's the way I was taught to adjust it, and it works.

Bill Kinney 
SM160, Harmonie
Underway, off of Long Island,
Headed to Boston


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster issues

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

I have yet to get complete resolution on thruster as I'm waiting for Amel to service the unit next week.  Here's what I've discovered so far.  First, I found that I blew a 10 amp automotive type fuse located in control box  (thanks Alex). This happened  when thruster went all the way up without stopping.  After replacing that fuse, jack motor works fine.  Why did this happen?  The band holding the "UP" stop sensor broke free allowing sensor to move to a position which did not recognize motor had travelled too far.  Also,  as a result of excessive motor travel, rigging cables are out of adjustment.  I'm assuming this but 20 hours of pounding seas may have loosened the rigging.   What I still don't understand is how thruster could leak with pin in and two good outside foam gaskets.  Could bad shaft seal be culprit?   Not sure.  

I did read Gary Silver's excellent article on adjusting  the bow thruster rigging.  I now understand the interplay amongst the up/down sensors and rigging cables.  If you adjust one,  you must adjust the others.  For the first cable adjustment, I've decided to take Bill R's advise and let Amel do the job.  Hopefully I'll learn from watching.
Ben 

Ben and Gayle 
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jun 29, 2017, at 3:18 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Either the stop sensor is not working, or it is not aligned correctly.

Bill

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ben,


When you have a resolution I would love to hear what it is.

I've been having the same issue with my bow thruster.  It will work normally for several down/use/up cycles, then it will blow the fuse.  When the fuse is blown the "at-sea" pin will not go through the hole since the shaft is too high.  I had Peg raise and lower it repeatedly and it always lined up with the "at-sea pin".  Apparently every once in a while it overshoots and I can't figure out why.

The wire rope raising the thruster is tight and the others loose, as you described yours.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster issues

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Either the stop sensor is not working, or it is not aligned correctly.

Bill

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 2:06 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ben,


When you have a resolution I would love to hear what it is.

I've been having the same issue with my bow thruster.  It will work normally for several down/use/up cycles, then it will blow the fuse.  When the fuse is blown the "at-sea" pin will not go through the hole since the shaft is too high.  I had Peg raise and lower it repeatedly and it always lined up with the "at-sea pin".  Apparently every once in a while it overshoots and I can't figure out why.

The wire rope raising the thruster is tight and the others loose, as you described yours.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477