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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





De : "rossny@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
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





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Salvage 1989 Maramu Announcement

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

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





De : "rossny@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
À : amelyachtowners@...
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




Re: PHRF

calbyy@...
 

guess not many 'Merry-Go-Rounders' (the buoys) Amel owners who applied for a rating; found one Super Maramu on Osiris (french = for ORC or other systems.  
To get an idea of the time allowance (or penalties) you can check corresponding lengths (eg. 52') on the OSIRIS rating tables, point on similar design boat (GibSea ?) & then review figures & numbers for calculations ...
Good for rainy, cold weather stuck Inside cabin with nowhere else to go to.
Cheers
christin Alby - Maramu Désirade VIII - South of France & ex-Rounder of Buoys (still itching)


Re: Dessalator water maker and B & G STW sensor

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

The only sure way to know if this is the cause would be to look at your DC output from the alternator with an oscilloscope.  Perhaps you have a bad diode pack in the alternator allowing AC ripple on the DC buss.

Gary Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 #335


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Washing machine replacement Amel 54, Super Maramu 2000 plus others

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

This is the exact replacement for an Amel 54 washer. 


http://www.ubaldi.com/electromenager/lavage/lave-linge/bosch/lave-linge-frontal-bosch--wlx24460ff--240803.php

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 May 29, 2017 13:06, "Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Dear Bill,
thank you for sharing all your valuable information. The size of the washing machine is the same that you mentioned on the AMEL 53. So I think it comes down to finding a way to get it (currently in Martinique but in Grenada for the HS). I'm not in a hurry as this is not a critical part.
Best Regards,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NO STRESS, AMEL54,#15


On Saturday, May 27, 2017 10:14 AM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]
The following will likely help you find a clothes washer replacement for either an Amel 54 or a Super Maramu 2000, and possibly other Amels since Amel has typically used house hold washers:

Here are links to some photos in the photo section of the Amel Owners Group. These photos are from an ad by www.unieuro.it

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/911367118/lightbox/876040189?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/876040189


The clothes washer in a SM2000 is a standard EU size which is 85X40X60cm (HxWxD). I have not seen a size for the front loading washer on the 54.

When we were in Barcelona Spain there were about 6 or 7 choices of brands/models that would fit perfectly. We bought a Bosch Series 4. The model number plate is attached to this email.

Here is a link to Unieuro 's current washer offerings: 

I am sure that you can find a freight forwarder that can work with Unieuro, and you may be able to find the right size for an Amel 54...I wish I knew the size.

BTW, our clothes washer was working fine when we replaced it at 13 years old. We replaced it for two reasons: it was old and we were in a part of the world where replacement was easy. Consider this if you are in the EU and about to depart.

If someone is suc cessful in arranging purchase and shipment using a freight forwarder from EU to North America or the Caribbean, please share the details with everyone here. Details like contact names, phone, costs, etc.

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








Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator water maker and B & G STW sensor

robin hutter
 

Thanks Bill - it seems to be the source of my problem, we run the engine without the alternator and the water maker worked perfectly. 
Anybody an idea why this happens and how it can be cured? We still have the original alternator ...
fair winds
Robin
ASM GrosDoux #56, built in 1991
presently around Olbia

Von meinem iPad gesendet


Re: Salvage 1989 Maramu Announcement

boblogan61@...
 

Ross,

Sorry for your misfortune.  Why do you state 'non-repairable'?   I've seen a lot worse properly reconstructed to be fully functional and safe, but who knows.  Your thoughts please. 

Bob


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioning

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

The most likely cause of the compressor not starting is a bad start or bad run capacitor (or both).  This will cause the compressor to fail to start or to run inefficiently and overheat.  It may cause the AC circuit breaker to open.

Locate the set of capacitors related to your AC unit (originally in the remotely located electronics box mounted near the compressor).  The failed capacitor is usually obvious as it will be ruptured with extrusion of dialectic material.  If there isn't an obvious failed capacitor then test them as noted below.

The capacitors related to the Climma Compact 9AC/EH AC units are:

Run Capacitor  40 mfd +/- 5% 420-470 VAC with spade connectors
Start Capacitor  10 mfd   470 VAC spade connectors
Low Fan Speed Capacitor Labeled C1,  3.15 mfd   with wire pigtail leads
Medium Fan Speed Capacitor Labeled C2, 2 mfd with wire pigtail leads
Fan Run Capacitor Labeled CM, 2 mfd with wire pigtail leads

All capacitors fail with age and operating conditions.  You can test the capacitors (test them out of circuit by disconnecting each one at a time) using a multimeter with capacitance functionality.  CAUTION -ASSURE POWER IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE UNIT AS THESE ARE LETHAL 220 VOLT AC UNITS AND ALLOW 30 MINUTES OR SO AFTER DISCONNECTING THE POWER TO ALLOW THE CAPACITOR CHARGE TO DISSIPATE (unless you know how to discharge them) PRIOR TO WORKING ON THE UNTIS. Something as cheap as this:


will work.

Capacitors of the the proper rating, dimensions, and connection configuration are obtainable by searching on the internet.  One good site I have found for capacitors with pigtail leads is: 


The compressors will NOT fail by running on 50 or 60 hertz and the compressor is probably the most bullet proof item on the Climma AC units. 

Good luck and let us know what you find out. 

Gary Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000   #335   -  Just laid up in the water for hurricane season at Puerto Del Ray Marina - Puerto Rico






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Printer onboard?

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

A small front loading common brand printer with a flatbed scanner will have hundreds of uses. HP is a common brand worldwide. 


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 May 30, 2017 7:40 AM, "svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Dear Amelians,


Contemplating getting a printer onboard...


From experience:

- would you say that is something useful to have onboard?

- Any suggestions or recommendations of models both compact and resistant to usage on boat?


Thanks for your input

Fair winds,

Soraya


-- 

GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator water maker and B & G STW sensor

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I suspect that your 24VDC alternator is creating serious RFI (radio frequency interference). RFI will effect electronic circuits and devices, sometimes in strange ways. 


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 May 30, 2017 8:52 AM, "robin6658@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The Dessalator water maker switches from green to yellow when I start the engine and the rpm's go above 1000. The water quality is still measureable good (around 200 ppm) and the charging current is never higher than 28,8 V

Very often ( but not always) the B and G speed sensor attached to my Hydra 2000 does the same.

Anybody experienced something similar? Any deas what it could be?

Robin

ASM #56

GrosDoux presently around Olbia/Sardinia/Italy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Ian,
Glad the problem is now solved!
Have a great day, sincerely, Alexandre



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On Wed, 5/31/17, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 2:36 AM


 














Hi Bill and Alexandre,



Just to say that with your kind assistance our chain
counter now works again.
However, the replacement sensor has changed once more.
IFM no longer make IB5124 which was identical in size to the
original sensor.
  They now make IIS266, which does the same job. 



I had on board a sensor from Pochon in La Rochelle from
two years ago which I hadn't fitted  as it was smaller
than the original. This is made by Pepper + Fuchs (

www.pepperl-fuchs.com ). Type: NBN15-30GK50-EO,  Part
No. 088552.   This appears to be identical to the IFM
IIS266. I fitted it.



Both the IFM and Pepper + Fuchs replacements are shorter
than the original IFM sensor and 30mm diameter as opposed to
34mm. However, I increased the diameter to 34mm using
electric tape and it fits very snugly into the grey
container on the side of the winch.
 It works!



Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Genoa


Re: printer onboard?

Gary Wells
 

Likewise, I spent the big bucks and went with HP portable printer. It's so convenient to just drag it out of the drawer, turn it on and print via Bluetooth from the laptop or even the phones.
Downside is that the cartridges are hard to find in Europe so we stock a few when stateside.
The charger is 110/220v 50/60Hz so it works wherever.
Been solid for three years now. Bluetooth is a bit slow if transferring a big photo or something.
I also purchased a slim, flatbed scanner as I don't like the multifunction guys so much and a flatbed allows me to scan pages from,say, a big book more easily.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Bill and Alexandre,


Just to say that with your kind assistance our chain counter now works again.

However, the replacement sensor has changed once more. IFM no longer make IB5124 which was identical in size to the original sensor.

  They now make IIS266, which does the same job. 


I had on board a sensor from Pochon in La Rochelle from two years ago which I hadn't fitted  as it was smaller than the original. This is made by Pepper + Fuchs ( www.pepperl-fuchs.com ). Type: NBN15-30GK50-EO,  Part No. 088552.   This appears to be identical to the IFM IIS266. I fitted it.


Both the IFM and Pepper + Fuchs replacements are shorter than the original IFM sensor and 30mm diameter as opposed to 34mm. However, I increased the diameter to 34mm using electric tape and it fits very snugly into the grey container on the side of the winch.  It works!


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Genoa



From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 22 May 2017 19:01:45
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
 

Thanks Alexandre,


Your step by step guides are invaluable.


Fair winds,


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Genoa


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 22 May 2017 17:48:03
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
 
Good afternoon Ian,
Mine was also doing that, don’t know why, I changed it and all good now.
On http://nikimat.com/lofrans_tigres_windlass_overhaul.html
you can look at Part 12 (removing Chai Counter Eye or sensor)
Also look Parts 22, 23 and 28.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA




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On Mon, 5/22/17, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
 To: "amelyachtowners@..."
 Date: Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:09 PM
 
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
    
      
      
      
 
 
 
 Hi all,
 
 
 
 We have our original Amel chain counter which has done
 great service over 17 years. For no apparent reason it has
 started to count even though we are now in a marina and the
 winch is not in use.
  When turning the winch it does seem to count the turns
 still.
   I have cleaned both the button on the winch and the
 front surface of the light sender but to no avail.
  Pressing the Z does zero the counter but off it goes
 again.
 
 
 
 Any clues ? Is this likely to be the counter on the winch
 or the display unit in the cockpit ?
 
 
 
 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Genoa
 
 
 


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioning

eric freedman
 

HI Rafael,

My compressors on Kimberlite have been working fine on 60 hertz for the last 15 summers and much of the winter in the Caribbean.

Unfortunately I have tried to use a number of “certified” Climma technicians on St Maarten  and many do not know what they are doing and one firm near the bridge is absolutely dishonest.

 

I would wait till you find  someone on another island. Possibly write to Coastal Climate Control info@...

They are the USA distributors for Climma. They are very honest and knowledgeable. They might recommend a technician.

 

Did cleaning your propeller make your boat run faster?

Thank you for the kind note.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Ps if you are still in St Maarten I arrive on June 22 and can help you with your Climma problem.

Fair Winds

 

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of rcavie
Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 4:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioning

 

 

The air conditioner of the bow doesn´t work. When it turn on, the fuses fall all over the boat.

 

The air conditioning technician pointed out that the bow equipment, a Climma, Compact 9 EH, has bad the compressor. The compressor must be replaced. He says that compresor is 50hz and when used it with an electric current of 60 some of them can deteriorate. Any suggestions to replace for other equipment o replace the compressor?

 

Thank you

Rafael

Agapanthe SM2k246

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioning

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Rafael,

I would like to help. It sounds like you have had a bad (and warm) day. 

Who are you going to believe? Amel manuals for Climma Compact 9 state either 50 or 60 hertz. I am going to believe Amel. And based on his stated opinion, maybe you should seek another technician. 

Did you see him disconnect the compressor then turn the A/C on and "blow fuses all over the boat?" And, which fuses? A bad compressor should only blow one fuse. And, he should have tested the A/C with the compressor disconnected before reaching his conclusion. 

BTW, was this original equipment on your SM? I didn't think the Climma Compacts were used in SMs of your hull number. 


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 May 30, 2017 16:15, "rcavie" <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

The air conditioner of the bow doesn´t work. When it turn on, the fuses fall all over the boat.


The air conditioning technician pointed out that the bow equipment, a Climma, Compact 9 EH, has bad the compressor. The compressor must be replaced. He says that compresor is 50hz and when used it with an electric current of 60 some of them can deteriorate. Any suggestions to replace for other equipment o replace the compressor?


Thank you

Rafael

Agapanthe SM2k246



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioning

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

It will probably be enough to change the capacitatiors to the one that can handle both 50 and 60 Hz.

 

Regards

Ann-Sofie

S/Y Lady Annila SM232, 1998

 

 

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Till: amelyachtowners@...
Ämne: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioning

 

 

The air conditioner of the bow doesn´t work. When it turn on, the fuses fall all over the boat.

 

The air conditioning technician pointed out that the bow equipment, a Climma, Compact 9 EH, has bad the compressor. The compressor must be replaced. He says that compresor is 50hz and when used it with an electric current of 60 some of them can deteriorate. Any suggestions to replace for other equipment o replace the compressor?

 

Thank you

Rafael

Agapanthe SM2k246

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioning

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Quick reply on the frequency.
For the Dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, scuba compressor and water maker it has to be 50 Hz - therefore even thought the air conditioning says 50 hertz it can be used on 60.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA



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On Tue, 5/30/17, rcavie <no_reply@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air conditioning
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 3:15 PM


 









The air conditioner of the bow
doesn´t work. When it turn on, the fuses fall all over the
boat.
The air conditioning
technician pointed out that the bow equipment, a Climma,
Compact 9 EH, has bad the compressor. The compressor must be
replaced. He says that compresor is 50hz and when used it
with an electric current of 60 some of them can deteriorate.
Any suggestions to replace for other equipment o replace the
compressor?

Thank
youRafaelAgapanthe
SM2k246


Air conditioning

rcavie <no_reply@...>
 

The air conditioner of the bow doesn´t work. When it turn on, the fuses fall all over the boat.


The air conditioning technician pointed out that the bow equipment, a Climma, Compact 9 EH, has bad the compressor. The compressor must be replaced. He says that compresor is 50hz and when used it with an electric current of 60 some of them can deteriorate. Any suggestions to replace for other equipment o replace the compressor?


Thank you

Rafael

Agapanthe SM2k246



Solidarity aid between Amel

rcavie <no_reply@...>
 

I would like to thank through this group to Erik Kimberlite for their help to our first navigation in St Martin, with my family. 

Their willingness and willingness to teach were very important to gaining confidence in our boat.

Rafael

Agapanthe 

SM2k 246.