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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Eberspacher Heater

eric freedman
 

Ian,

Great write up and link. I installed the espar in kimberlite last fall.

The older D5 units have a separate control box and I did not know when Amel switched over to  the electronic model. It seems that we all have the newer unit.

When I was In Ian Jenkins boat Pen Azen he had the older unit, thus my question to him about which unit he has. I visited a number of Amels with factory fitted heaters and did a lot of research to get the install perfect.

Do you have a silencer on your exhaust of your heater?

 

It’s been a long time since you were on the board. How are you, and your boat?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

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From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2017 2:11 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Eberspacher Heater

 

 

Hello Duane,

I had the same experience with my D5 as you. In fact my second failure. To answer your question about the ventilation function first, the flow into the salon cabin is OK but poor in the fore and aft cabins. I have fitted Cafranio Sirocco fans to overcome this problem. They are stylish, quiet, efficient and have a timer function which allows you to run them for 2,4,6 or 8 hours then switch off. I set my cabin fan to run for two hours when I go to bed.

Regarding your Eberspacher D5, this link is useful when trouble shooting: http://www.letonkinoisvarnish.uk/Eberspacher_Faults_2.html

The hard rubber knob on my control unit failed, and like so many scams these days, you can't buy a spare without buying the whole switch! As the diagnostic controller costs not much more, I replaced my controller with one. This was most helpful in trouble shooting, as was swapping the ECU and current limiter with Bootlegger, another Amel SM2K that wintered next to me in Cyprus. The diagnostic controller also allows you to reset a locked out ECU.

My first failure was an ECU -expensive! The second was like yours. Everything seemed dead. The diagnostics controller gave an error code suggesting a problem with the blower. When the D5 is first switched on it goes through a 3 second self diagnostic routine which tests the fuel pump, the blower and the glow plug. If you remove the inlet air duct on the aft end of the unit and have someone watch, the blower fan should kick during this test. You should also hear a relay operate. If you hear nothing, then I would suggest the problem may lie with the ECU. I heard the relays OK and when I put a direct feed onto the bower motor, it ran normally.

This narrowed it down to a small PCB that slides into the side of the heater unit near the aft end. This board controls the power feed to the blower and the glow plug. This board is easily removed but take care in lifting the connector plugs off the board as the pins are weakly soldered to the board. I broke one of the pins and had to fabricate a new one. This board is easy to troubleshoot and I found that a track that looked perfectly normal was in fact open circuit. There was an invisible break where the track went through a right angle. Soldering a small piece of hook up wire over the fault restored my unit to full working order.

Like you, I probably don't use the heater that often, but I do like everything on board to work as it should.

Best of luck.

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 (2003) Crusader - Larnaca Cyprus.

 

On 03/06/2017 17:34, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

My boat has the Eberspacher D5 diesel heater...which does not work.

 

I got to thinking about it since lately it would be great to have the "fresh air ventilation" setting functional so we could circulate fresh air from outside to inside.  This is especially needed during nights with little breeze to bring the cool evening air down below.

 

Before I go to the trouble of trying to figure out what's wrong with it, does anyone use it for fresh air ventilation?  Does it help reduce the temperature in the boat when the outside air temp is lower than inside?  i.e., does it move enough air to be helpful?

 

The other approach I'm considering is to mount a fan on the aft cabin hatch to exhaust air from the boat.  24 volt fans meant to cool the radiator on semi trucks are available and have sealed motors.  I'm sure there are other ways to skin the cat...any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer SM#477

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Eberspacher Heater

Ian Shepherd
 

Hello Duane,

I had the same experience with my D5 as you. In fact my second failure. To answer your question about the ventilation function first, the flow into the salon cabin is OK but poor in the fore and aft cabins. I have fitted Cafranio Sirocco fans to overcome this problem. They are stylish, quiet, efficient and have a timer function which allows you to run them for 2,4,6 or 8 hours then switch off. I set my cabin fan to run for two hours when I go to bed.

Regarding your Eberspacher D5, this link is useful when trouble shooting: http://www.letonkinoisvarnish.uk/Eberspacher_Faults_2.html

The hard rubber knob on my control unit failed, and like so many scams these days, you can't buy a spare without buying the whole switch! As the diagnostic controller costs not much more, I replaced my controller with one. This was most helpful in trouble shooting, as was swapping the ECU and current limiter with Bootlegger, another Amel SM2K that wintered next to me in Cyprus. The diagnostic controller also allows you to reset a locked out ECU.

My first failure was an ECU -expensive! The second was like yours. Everything seemed dead. The diagnostics controller gave an error code suggesting a problem with the blower. When the D5 is first switched on it goes through a 3 second self diagnostic routine which tests the fuel pump, the blower and the glow plug. If you remove the inlet air duct on the aft end of the unit and have someone watch, the blower fan should kick during this test. You should also hear a relay operate. If you hear nothing, then I would suggest the problem may lie with the ECU. I heard the relays OK and when I put a direct feed onto the bower motor, it ran normally.

This narrowed it down to a small PCB that slides into the side of the heater unit near the aft end. This board controls the power feed to the blower and the glow plug. This board is easily removed but take care in lifting the connector plugs off the board as the pins are weakly soldered to the board. I broke one of the pins and had to fabricate a new one. This board is easy to troubleshoot and I found that a track that looked perfectly normal was in fact open circuit. There was an invisible break where the track went through a right angle. Soldering a small piece of hook up wire over the fault restored my unit to full working order.

Like you, I probably don't use the heater that often, but I do like everything on board to work as it should.

Best of luck.

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 (2003) Crusader - Larnaca Cyprus.


On 03/06/2017 17:34, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

My boat has the Eberspacher D5 diesel heater...which does not work.


I got to thinking about it since lately it would be great to have the "fresh air ventilation" setting functional so we could circulate fresh air from outside to inside.  This is especially needed during nights with little breeze to bring the cool evening air down below.


Before I go to the trouble of trying to figure out what's wrong with it, does anyone use it for fresh air ventilation?  Does it help reduce the temperature in the boat when the outside air temp is lower than inside?  i.e., does it move enough air to be helpful?


The other approach I'm considering is to mount a fan on the aft cabin hatch to exhaust air from the boat.  24 volt fans meant to cool the radiator on semi trucks are available and have sealed motors.  I'm sure there are other ways to skin the cat...any suggestions?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer SM#477



Re: Maramu Helm seat template and wheel dimensions

claysparkes@...
 

James, Thank you so much for your help. Exactly what I needed.

I guess we are in the same boat. I'm in Australia, the boat is in Spain and the suitcase is too small. The tasks with delivery deadlines are nearly done and I'm back to 'Fly' last week of June - can't wait!

Once I've got the wheel figured out, I'll gladly send a template, or cut leather to you.

Thanks once again.

Warm regards,

Clay

Maramu #260
claysparkes@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu Helm seat template and wheel dimensions

James Alton
 

Clay,

    The maximum length of the seat is:  673mm or 26 1/2"
   
    The maximum width of the seat is:  288 mm or 11 5/16”

    The maximum height or thickness is:  123mm or about 4 7/8”

    The height or thickness away from the thicker section at the pole varies from 38-42 mm 

Photos available if needed.

Best of luck,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Jun 4, 2017, at 6:17 AM, James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Clay,


    I am in Florida and my boat is in Sardinia currently but I do have the mold at my shop.  I will get back to you later today (EST) with the requested dimensions.    If you would like some photos of the mold to help visualize the shape and how the dimensions were taken, just send me your email address.  There is quite a bit of depth on the side that fastens to the vertical post in case that matters, so I will provide the depth measurements as well.  

   We are in a similar situation, trying to figure out how to bring the things that we need for Sueno in our luggage. (grin)

   Very kind of you to offer the wheel template.  We just bought the boat last season and have a pretty big list of things to do such as replacing the rigging so don’t feel pressured to get that to me.

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Jun 3, 2017, at 11:55 PM, claysparkes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Thanks very much James. 


I'm in Australia, so probably don't have time for the mold to be shipped, but if you are near your boat or the mold, can you give me the maximum width and length of what the seat cover (including foam cushion) would need to be. The old cover has eyelets beneath the seats and also on the two flaps that lace around the upright SS tube (for tension).  If I can get overall dimensions I can cut the hide that I've purchased down to an approximate oversize and save some weight in the luggage. 

Same with the dimensions of the wheel.  The total circumference of the wheel, and 'wrap around' circumference of the tube will allow me to cut strips (and spoke covers) that I can then pack and bring.

Once I am at the boat and have perfected the template I can send it to you, or if I have extra leather, ship pre-cut design off to you. (but I may need several attempts to get it neat :-) )

Thanks again,

Warm regards,

Clay

SV Fly
Maramu #260





---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Firstly a big THANK YOU to all in this group. My first post after a long time lurking, soaking up your knowledge and wisdom. You make being part of the Amel family very special.


I have a 1989 Maramu #260 with the original helm seat. The seat cover has perished and I plan to replace it with suede type leather, and also attempt to re-create the leather cover on the wheel. 


If any Maramu owners are able to post the following:


Helm Seat dimensions; so that I can pre-cut a nd perhaps sew the new cover before I return to the boat this month.
Facing forward, the width of the broad side of the cushion on the port side, 
the length of the long sides, a description of the angle of the taper where the seat joins the stainless steel centre support pole, distance from port side to centre pole and also the height of the cushion sides. (I hope this makes sense)


Helm wheel:  I need the outside circumference of the wheel, the diameter of the stainless tube, and the inner circumference between the three spokes. These should allow me to cut approximate pieces to take to the boat and hone my sewing skills. :-)


Any help with this will be really appreciated, and will allow me to carry even more boat bits in my luggage.


Warm regards,


Clay Sparkes

Maramu #260 1989






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu Helm seat template and wheel dimensions

James Alton
 

Clay,

    I am in Florida and my boat is in Sardinia currently but I do have the mold at my shop.  I will get back to you later today (EST) with the requested dimensions.    If you would like some photos of the mold to help visualize the shape and how the dimensions were taken, just send me your email address.  There is quite a bit of depth on the side that fastens to the vertical post in case that matters, so I will provide the depth measurements as well.  

   We are in a similar situation, trying to figure out how to bring the things that we need for Sueno in our luggage. (grin)

   Very kind of you to offer the wheel template.  We just bought the boat last season and have a pretty big list of things to do such as replacing the rigging so don’t feel pressured to get that to me.

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Jun 3, 2017, at 11:55 PM, claysparkes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Thanks very much James. 


I'm in Australia, so probably don't have time for the mold to be shipped, but if you are near your boat or the mold, can you give me the maximum width and length of what the seat cover (including foam cushion) would need to be. The old cover has eyelets beneath the seats and also on the two flaps that lace around the upright SS tube (for tension).  If I can get overall dimensions I can cut the hide that I've purchased down to an approximate oversize and save some weight in the luggage. 

Same with the dimensions of the wheel.  The total circumference of the wheel, and 'wrap around' circumference of the tube will allow me to cut strips (and spoke covers) that I can then pack and bring.

Once I am at the boat and have perfected the template I can send it to you, or if I have extra leather, ship pre-cut design off to you. (but I may need several attempts to get it neat :-) )

Thanks again,

Warm regards,

Clay

SV Fly
Maramu #260





---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Firstly a big THANK YOU to all in this group. My first post after a long time lurking, soaking up your knowledge and wisdom. You make being part of the Amel family very special.


I have a 1989 Maramu #260 with the original helm seat. The seat cover has perished and I plan to replace it with suede type leather, and also attempt to re-create the leather cover on the wheel. 


If any Maramu owners are able to post the following:


Helm Seat dimensions; so that I can pre-cut a nd perhaps sew the new cover before I return to the boat this month.
Facing forward, the width of the broad side of the cushion on the port side, 
the length of the long sides, a description of the angle of the taper where the seat joins the stainless steel centre support pole, distance from port side to centre pole and also the height of the cushion sides. (I hope this makes sense)


Helm wheel:  I need the outside circumference of the wheel, the diameter of the stainless tube, and the inner circumference between the three spokes. These should allow me to cut approximate pieces to take to the boat and hone my sewing skills. :-)


Any help with this will be really appreciated, and will allow me to carry even more boat bits in my luggage.


Warm regards,


Clay Sparkes

Maramu #260 1989




Re: Maramu Helm seat template and wheel dimensions

claysparkes@...
 

Thanks very much James. 

I'm in Australia, so probably don't have time for the mold to be shipped, but if you are near your boat or the mold, can you give me the maximum width and length of what the seat cover (including foam cushion) would need to be. The old cover has eyelets beneath the seats and also on the two flaps that lace around the upright SS tube (for tension).  If I can get overall dimensions I can cut the hide that I've purchased down to an approximate oversize and save some weight in the luggage. 

Same with the dimensions of the wheel.  The total circumference of the wheel, and 'wrap around' circumference of the tube will allow me to cut strips (and spoke covers) that I can then pack and bring.

Once I am at the boat and have perfected the template I can send it to you, or if I have extra leather, ship pre-cut design off to you. (but I may need several attempts to get it neat :-) )

Thanks again,

Warm regards,

Clay

SV Fly
Maramu #260





---In amelyachtowners@..., <claysparkes@...> wrote :

Firstly a big THANK YOU to all in this group. My first post after a long time lurking, soaking up your knowledge and wisdom. You make being part of the Amel family very special.


I have a 1989 Maramu #260 with the original helm seat. The seat cover has perished and I plan to replace it with suede type leather, and also attempt to re-create the leather cover on the wheel. 


If any Maramu owners are able to post the following:


Helm Seat dimensions; so that I can pre-cut and perhaps sew the new cover before I return to the boat this month.
Facing forward, the width of the broad side of the cushion on the port side, 
the length of the long sides, a description of the angle of the taper where the seat joins the stainless steel centre support pole, distance from port side to centre pole and also the height of the cushion sides. (I hope this makes sense)


Helm wheel:  I need the outside circumference of the wheel, the diameter of the stainless tube, and the inner circumference between the three spokes. These should allow me to cut approximate pieces to take to the boat and hone my sewing skills. :-)


Any help with this will be really appreciated, and will allow me to carry even more boat bits in my luggage.


Warm regards,


Clay Sparkes

Maramu #260 1989


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Eberspacher Heater

eric freedman
 

Duane,

Is there a separate control box for the espar or is it the newer totally electronic unit?

It definitely makes a difference in the boat . It is noisy but moves a lot of air.

If you have the electronic unit I might be able to help you , if you have the one with the control module mounted above the heater itself, it is the older model. If so I will look up the schematic diagram and see

what to suggest.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 5:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Eberspacher Heater

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Thanks for your response.

 

The unit does not start up at all, no response to the control, not even the fan mode.  The only breaker for it is in the engine room on the fwd bulkhead with the other breakers.  The manual has a couple of things to check to start with but I didn't want to even get started if it didn't move enough air to make a difference.

 

It does draw air from the rope well in front of the Mizzen Mast.

 

We're in West Palm Beach (again) just arrived from the Bahamas on our way back to Brunswick GA.  We plan on staying there until late October and moving south, this time into the Carib and points south for a few years.  At least that's the plan for now.

 

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu Helm seat template and wheel dimensions

James Alton
 

Clay,

   My Maramu did not come with the original Amel fibreglass seat.  Fortunately (Thank you Curt!)  I was able to pulled a mold off of #216 and created a new seat in Epoxy glass.  If borrowing the mold would help you, I could ship it off to you..I doubt that I will ever need it again actually.  The mold of course will provide you all of the dimensions.   I used epoxy in making the mold and reinforced it so the original dimensions were preserved.   The seat is very irregular in shape and has lots of compound curves so measurements probably would not be too helpful in making an accurate cover, you really need to have a copy in hand I think.  If interested let me know soon, as I will be travelling soon.

   I also want to recover my wheel so if you find a solution there please let me know.

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Lokiyawl2 at aol.com

On Jun 3, 2017, at 9:45 AM, claysparkes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Firstly a big THANK YOU to all in this group. My first post after a long time lurking, soaking up your knowledge and wisdom. You make being part of the Amel family very special.


I have a 1989 Maramu #260 with the original helm seat. The seat cover has perished and I plan to replace it with suede type leather, and also attempt to re-create the leather cover on the wheel. 


If any Maramu owners are able to post the following:


Helm Seat dimensions; so that I can pre-cut and perhaps sew the new cover before I return to the boat this month.
Facing forward, the width of the broad side of the cushion on the port side, 
the length of the long sides, a description of the angle of the taper where the seat joins the stainless steel centre suppo rt pole, distance from port side to centre pole and also the height of the cushion sides. (I hope this makes sense)


Helm wheel:  I need the outside circumference of the wheel, the diameter of the stainless tube, and the inner circumference between the three spokes. These should allow me to cut approximate pieces to take to the boat and hone my sewing skills. :-)


Any help with this will be really appreciated, and will allow me to carry even more boat bits in my luggage.


Warm regards,


Clay Sparkes

Maramu #260 1989




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Eberspacher Heater

Duane Siegfri
 

Hi Eric,

Thanks for your response.

The unit does not start up at all, no response to the control, not even the fan mode.  The only breaker for it is in the engine room on the fwd bulkhead with the other breakers.  The manual has a couple of things to check to start with but I didn't want to even get started if it didn't move enough air to make a difference.

It does draw air from the rope well in front of the Mizzen Mast.

We're in West Palm Beach (again) just arrived from the Bahamas on our way back to Brunswick GA.  We plan on staying there until late October and moving south, this time into the Carib and points south for a few years.  At least that's the plan for now.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Eberspacher Heater

Duane Siegfri
 

Hi Eric,

The unit does not start up at all, no response to the control


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Eberspacher Heater

eric freedman
 

Duane,

I also have a D% which I installed last summer. It is the new unit with electronic controls. However I guess it is essentially the same. The heater moved enough air in the fan mode to make itself useful .

I would suggest trying to fix it.

What is wrong with the unit?

Does it work in the fan mode?

Does it draw the makeup air from the port seat back or in the bottom of the cubby under the mizzen?

 

Where are you located?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2017 1:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Eberspacher Heater

 

 

My boat has the Eberspacher D5 diesel heater...which does not work.

 

I got to thinking about it since lately it would be great to have the "fresh air ventilation" setting functional so we could circulate fresh air from outside to inside.  This is especially needed during nights with little breeze to bring the cool evening air down below.

 

Before I go to the trouble of trying to figure out what's wrong with it, does anyone use it for fresh air ventilation?  Does it help reduce the temperature in the boat when the outside air temp is lower than inside?  i.e., does it move enough air to be helpful?

 

The other approach I'm considering is to mount a fan on the aft cabin hatch to exhaust air from the boat.  24 volt fans meant to cool the radiator on semi trucks are available and have sealed motors.  I'm sure there are other ways to skin the cat...any suggestions?

 

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer SM#477


Eberspacher Heater

Duane Siegfri
 

My boat has the Eberspacher D5 diesel heater...which does not work.


I got to thinking about it since lately it would be great to have the "fresh air ventilation" setting functional so we could circulate fresh air from outside to inside.  This is especially needed during nights with little breeze to bring the cool evening air down below.


Before I go to the trouble of trying to figure out what's wrong with it, does anyone use it for fresh air ventilation?  Does it help reduce the temperature in the boat when the outside air temp is lower than inside?  i.e., does it move enough air to be helpful?


The other approach I'm considering is to mount a fan on the aft cabin hatch to exhaust air from the boat.  24 volt fans meant to cool the radiator on semi trucks are available and have sealed motors.  I'm sure there are other ways to skin the cat...any suggestions?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer SM#477


Maramu Helm seat template and wheel dimensions

claysparkes@...
 

Firstly a big THANK YOU to all in this group. My first post after a long time lurking, soaking up your knowledge and wisdom. You make being part of the Amel family very special.


I have a 1989 Maramu #260 with the original helm seat. The seat cover has perished and I plan to replace it with suede type leather, and also attempt to re-create the leather cover on the wheel. 


If any Maramu owners are able to post the following:


Helm Seat dimensions; so that I can pre-cut and perhaps sew the new cover before I return to the boat this month.
Facing forward, the width of the broad side of the cushion on the port side, 
the length of the long sides, a description of the angle of the taper where the seat joins the stainless steel centre support pole, distance from port side to centre pole and also the height of the cushion sides. (I hope this makes sense)


Helm wheel:  I need the outside circumference of the wheel, the diameter of the stainless tube, and the inner circumference between the three spokes. These should allow me to cut approximate pieces to take to the boat and hone my sewing skills. :-)


Any help with this will be really appreciated, and will allow me to carry even more boat bits in my luggage.


Warm regards,


Clay Sparkes

Maramu #260 1989


Re: Printer onboard?

Duane Siegfri
 

We use an "HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One" printer.  It was expensive, but it is very compact and fits on the small shelf we have to the right of the navigation desk.  It is battery powered (like your computer) so it accepts 110-240V and 50-60Hz.  It also will let you print wirelessly from your laptop.  It's small enough to put in your backpack and take with you in a pinch.

Duane
Wanderer SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioning

rcavie <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you for all your answer regarding Air Conditioning!
I will try with capacitors before change the unit.
Rafael 
SM2k246


Re: Raymarine A3G AST -Drive Stopped

Duane Siegfri
 

Update & Solution:

NB:  There is a flaw in the S3G that Raymarine issued a technical update for.

Dan Gerhardt diagnosed the problem with my S3G Course Computer.  There was a flaw in the programming that could result in a "Kill" signal that disables the unit for no discernible reason.  The solution was contained in a technical update from Raymarine but had never been uploaded to my unit.

If you have the S3G and you are having other work done on the electronics you might want to have them check for the technical update.  The kill signal can happen at any time.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plastimo Magnetic Compass Light

Sv Garulfo
 

Thanks for your response Bill.
We will update the group once this job has been done.

BR
Soraya & Thomas
--
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Maramu anodes

James Alton
 

Hello,   Can anyone tell me the size prop and rudder anode used on my 1987 Maramu?  Also, if there are any other anodes on this model that I should be replacing, please let me know.  My boat has the original Perkins engine.


Thanks,

James Alton


SV Sueno,  Maramu #220


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Plastimo Magnetic Compass Light

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

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@...> 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] Salvage 1989 Maramu Announcement

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Thanks, Ross.

That is the RIGHT thing to do because there are people out there who will patch unsafe boats and sell them without disclosure.

I am familiar with more than one Amel that this has happened to and there is a Super Maramu on the market now with cosmetically repaired cracked bulkheads.

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 Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 6:37 AM, christian alby calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

too far & too late (finished refurbishing) for me  but hope you will find someone eager to recondition or cannibalise the boat.
understood the concern, just hoping to see you on return to the 'nomads of teh sea' soon.
cheers
christian alby - maramu 116 Désirade VIII - now South of France





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À : amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Envoyé le : Mardi 23 mai 2017 17h57
Objet : Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Salvage 1989 Maramu Announcement

 
Hi Christian,
Thanks for your reply and concern but I would like to clarify... the insurance company owns the boat
 (they payed off my policy and took my boat) and I'm not trying to sell her. By posting on this site
 I'm trying to get someone who needs the sailing components to buy her so that some "boat salvage
 and restoration" person or company does not get the chance to do a cosmetic "repair" and get
 somebody hurt or dead. If the boat is stripped of the sailing stuff then it cannot be sold to be used as
 an Amel Blue Water Sailing Machine ... only a liveaboard or scuttled and maybe part of an artificial reef.
The best to all you living the dream....,
Ross