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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Bill R:  Do you know what modification was made to the C-drive to accommodate the Autoprop?  I am guessing the output shaft was lengthened...

Bill K,

Yes, I know...the C Drive case was modified to allow for a AutoProp blade to pass by the C Drive when the blade is at 90 degrees (feathered). 

If you place an AutoProp on an older model Amel SM, and start the engine, chances are you will destroy the AutoProp and the C Drive.

Is that a good enough explanation?😀

Best,

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




On Sat, Jun 24, 2017 at 9:47 AM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Every SM came standard with two props, since having a spare was required for the Class Certification.  A feathering prop was installed as the standard working prop on all boats, I believe, and a fixed prop was a spare. 


The standard feathering prop on the earlier SM's was a MaxProp, an Italian made three blade feathering propeller.  Gives 98% of the motoring performance of the AutoProp for 10% of the hassle with fouling. Performance on any prop goes down dramatically when fouled, but the Autoprop can be especially sensitive.

Does anybody know what hull number the switch was made?  (Our #160 is a MaxProp).

Bill R:  Do you know what modification was made to the C-drive to accommodate the Autoprop?  I am guessing the output shaft was lengthened...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Highlands, NJ

---In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, wrote :

Chris,

Be careful...early model Amel Super Maramus will not accommodate AutoProp. The C Drive was modified for an AutoProp to fit.

Best,

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



On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:01 PM, Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi Kent,

I have been searching through the forum about propellers and saw a recent post that you made regarding the Auto Prop.

The vessel (SM224) which we are in contract to purchase next month only has a fixed pitch prop and saw that you have/had a Auto Prop available for purchase, would you still have this?

If you still have it, are you still willing to sell it?

We are super excited about the boat, we are moving on late July as a family, we have a work list a mile long but I love a challenge

Still can't believe we are getting a Super Maramu!!!

Chris Shiels
+61 424521357




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

greatketch@...
 

Every SM came standard with two props, since having a spare was required for the Class Certification.  A feathering prop was installed as the standard working prop on all boats, I believe, and a fixed prop was a spare. 

The standard feathering prop on the earlier SM's was a MaxProp, an Italian made three blade feathering propeller.  Gives 98% of the motoring performance of the AutoProp for 10% of the hassle with fouling. Performance on any prop goes down dramatically when fouled, but the Autoprop can be especially sensitive.

Does anybody know what hull number the switch was made?  (Our #160 is a MaxProp).

Bill R:  Do you know what modification was made to the C-drive to accommodate the Autoprop?  I am guessing the output shaft was lengthened...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Highlands, NJ

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

Chris,

Be careful...early model Amel Super Maramus will not accommodate AutoProp. The C Drive was modified for an AutoProp to fit.

Best,

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



On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:01 PM, Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Kent,

I have been searching through the forum about propellers and saw a recent post that you made regarding the Auto Prop.

The vessel (SM224) which we are in contract to purchase next month only has a fixed pitch prop and saw that you have/had a Auto Prop available for purchase, would you still have this?

If you still have it, are you still willing to sell it?

We are super excited about the boat, we are moving on late July as a family, we have a work list a mile long but I love a challenge

Still can't believe we are getting a Super Maramu!!!

Chris Shiels
+61 424521357



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Chris,

Be careful...early model Amel Super Maramus will not accommodate AutoProp. The C Drive was modified for an AutoProp to fit.

Best,

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



On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:01 PM, Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Kent,

I have been searching through the forum about propellers and saw a recent post that you made regarding the Auto Prop.

The vessel (SM224) which we are in contract to purchase next month only has a fixed pitch prop and saw that you have/had a Auto Prop available for purchase, would you still have this?

If you still have it, are you still willing to sell it?

We are super excited about the boat, we are moving on late July as a family, we have a work list a mile long but I love a challenge

Still can't believe we are getting a Super Maramu!!!

Chris Shiels
+61 424521357



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu Hull #440 New Owners Introduction

Porter McRoberts
 

Mark and Denise!
Congratulations!!

I am sure you will be thrilled with your new Amel!

I have to agree with you guys on your opinion of Bill: I too share it.
Bill came for 4 days and despite a good introduction and overnight sail with our broker and overview with our surveyor, Bill introduced me to a much thorough understanding of the boat and its systems.  
I bought the boat with a fairly high confidence in my ”I’ll figure it outness,” it's worked so far…. 
The most interesting and sobering part of the process of having Bill go through literally every system on board was understanding the depth of my ignorance!

Bill has come up with a process that takes an owner through a very in depth process of understanding not only what they have, but how to keep the vessel happy and safe.  

The greatest outcome was a huge risk reduction in what can and will go wrong.  

This forum is the other half of the learning equation.

I remain indebted to you guys and especially Bill, but also JP and Joel.  

If readers have the opportunity to go to the “Amel school”  book it.  You won’t be disappointed in any way.

 
Thanks again Bill! And congratulations "Carans"

Porter

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




On Jun 24, 2017, at 2:33 AM, Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Congratulations and I share all your remarks about Bill Rouse and Olivier!

Keep going.

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730
Carango - Amel 54 #035 
In Hurricane cradle Spice Island Marina - Grenada

On 23 Jun 2017, at 23:59, 'dancarlson367@...' dancarlson367@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Congratulations Mark and Denise,


Great endorsement.

Wish you all the best.

Dan and Lori Carlson
Sm387, sv BeBe



 

Hello all,


My name is Mark McGovern and I would like to introduce myself as one of the new owners of Amel Super Maramu Hull #440.  My wife Denise McGovern is the co-owner.  The boat's current name is Tobago Cays III but she will soon be re-named Cara.  She is now in Le Marin, Martinique but I will be sailing her up to our home port in Deale, Maryland, USA early next month.


I would like to thank all of you for sharing your love, knowledge, and passion for these boats on this forum.  Both my wife and I have "lurked" here for several years and we can definitely say that having an active, sharing, online community was one of the many reasons we chose to buy an Amel.  That, and the blue floors, of course! ;-)


I would like to take this opportunity to give a special thanks to two active contributors to this community:  Bill Rouse and Olivier Beaute.  Without their assistance and guidance, it is highly unlikely that we would now be owners of this fantastic Super Maramu.


Anyone who has read these forums at all knows Bill Rouse.  This forum would not be nearly as useful to us all without his frequent and detailed input.  When my wife and I decided to get serious about purchasing our Amel earlier this year it was right after Bill posted on the SV Bebe blog that he was starting his Amel School (amelschool.com).  Denise immediately called Bill and signed us up for pre-purchase consulting as well as his 3 Day Course.  I can not say enough about the value of the services that we have received from Bill.  We have been paid back many times over and we've only just purchased our Super Maramu last week.  If you are in the process of looking for an Amel or have just purchased one, I strongly recommend that you call Bill.  

NOTE:  Bill is NOT a broker nor is he a surveyor.  You will still need to find one of each of those to help you find the Amel for you. 


That leaves Olivier Beaute of Atlantic Yacht Survey (atlanticyachtsurvey.com).  I have employed Olivier on two separate occasions to survey two different Super Maramu's. The first resulted in walking away from a purchase and the second in a purchase.  I am thrilled with both outcomes!  Olivier worked for Amel for ~19 years doing the customer handover and first year support of about 75% of the Super Maramu's made from Hull #70-ish right up until the last one Hull #479. If he surveys your Amel, chances are it is not the first time he has been on it!  And you don't just get a thorough, detailed inspection, and well written report with pictures with Olivier's survey services.  If you attend the survey (and I strongly advise that you do), you will get an education on the boat and it's systems from an outstanding teacher.  For my English speaking friends concerned about communication using a French speaking surveyor, you do not need to be at all concerned.  Olivier's English is excellent. Hire Olivier and you will not be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the survey.


So now thanks in large part to Bill and Olivier, my wife and I own an excellent Super Maramu.  We have a short punch list of mostly minor items to address from Olivier and we have the know-how, detailed instructions, and ongoing support from Bill on how to properly address them.  We could not be happier or feel more prepared!


Thanks again to all of you who contribute to this forum.  As my knowledge of my SM grows, I look forward to becoming a contributor to this great resource and not just a beneficiary of it.

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Tobago Cays III (soon to be SV Cara)


Currently in Le Marin, Martinique (soon to be Herrington Harbor North, Deale, MD)













Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] A/C pump hose, Outfitting for the Pacific

karkauai
 

Hi Pat,
Call me at 828-234-6819
Kent


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

karkauai
 

Hi Chris,
Yes, I still have it, and yes, I will sell it to you.  It needs servicing (routine maintenance).

What engine do you have?

Congratulations on your new SM!

Please contact me at 
karkauai "at" yahoo "dot" com
Or text/call at 828-234-6819

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM243

On Jun 23, 2017, at 9:01 PM, Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,

I have been searching through the forum about propellers and saw a recent post that you made regarding the Auto Prop.

The vessel (SM224) which we are in contract to purchase next month only has a fixed pitch prop and saw that you have/had a Auto Prop available for purchase, would you still have this?

If you still have it, are you still willing to sell it?

We are super excited about the boat, we are moving on late July as a family, we have a work list a mile long but I love a challenge

Still can't believe we are getting a Super Maramu!!!

Chris Shiels
+61 424521357


St. Michaels

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Kent. Will you be on board over the July 4 weekend? If so I might stop in to see you.

Mike Ondra
SV Aletes SM#240
Rock Hall, MD
610-442-7551

On Jun 23, 2017, at 1:19 PM, Denis Elborn delborn@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Just checked and it is a Burkert part

Denis and Julie
Aventura
Amel 54 113


On 22 Jun 2017, at 4:52 pm, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I have a different probem with my aft head on Kristy. When at sea, the fill pump takes forever to start putting water into the bowl.  This is not a problem when at anchor, and it doesn't matter which tack I'm on when at sea.  There is a strainer with very fine mesh in the intake line that looks like an orange mushroom.  The stainless mesh is damaged and needs to be replaced, but it's acting like there is a one-way valve in the intake line that has failed.  Is there such a valve?  if so, where?  Any other ideas?

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the "orange mushroom" strainer in the intake line?  A source for the stainless strainer mesh?

I should say that on Kristy, (SM 243) there are separate thru-hulls for the seawater fill pumps located in the little "hallway" just inboard of the heads.  She does NOT have the long hoses from the sea chest/manifold in the engine room.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently St. Mich aels, MD , USA for the hurricane season.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu Hull #440 New Owners Introduction

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 


Hi Denise, Mark,

Congratulations!

We hope to see you on the Bay soon. Please contact me or Marina if you need any help.
Have a good sail home.

Vladimir Sonsev
SM #345
S/V "LIFE IS GOOD"


On Jun 24, 2017 2:33 AM, "Peter Forbes ppsforbes@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Congratulations and I share all your remarks about Bill Rouse and Olivier!

Keep going.

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730
Carango - Amel 54 #035 
In Hurricane cradle Spice Island Marina - Grenada

On 23 Jun 2017, at 23:59, 'dancarlson367@...' dancarlson367@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Congratulations Mark and Denise,


Great endorsement.

Wish you all the best.

Dan and Lori Carlson
Sm387, sv BeBe



 

Hello all,


My name is Mark McGovern and I would like to introduce myself as one of the new owners of Amel Super Maramu Hull #440.  My wife Denise McGovern is the co-owner.  The boat's current name is Tobago Cays III but she will soon be re-named Cara.  She is now in Le Marin, Martinique but I will be sailing her up to our home port in Deale, Maryland, USA early next month.


I would like to thank all of you for sharing your love, knowledge, and passion for these boats on this forum.  Both my wife and I have "lurked" here for several years and we can definitely say that having an active, sharing, online community was one of the many reasons we chose to buy an Amel.  That, and the blue floors, of course! ;-)


I would like to take this opportunity to give a special thanks to two active contributors to this community:  Bill Rouse and Olivier Beaute.  Without their assistance and guidance, it is highly unlikely that we would now be owners of this fantastic Super Maramu.


Anyone who has read these forums at all knows Bill Rouse.  This forum would not be nearly as useful to us all without his frequent and detailed input.  When my wife and I decided to get serious about purchasing our Amel earlier this year it was right after Bill posted on the SV Bebe blog that he was starting his Amel School (amelschool.com).  Denise immediately called Bill and signed us up for pre-purchase consulting as well as his 3 Day Course.  I can not say enough about the value of the services that we have received from Bill.  We have been paid back many times over and we've only just purchased our Super Maramu last week.  If you are in the process of looking for an Amel or have just purchased one, I strongly recommend that you call Bill.  

NOTE:  Bill is NOT a broker nor is he a surveyor.  You will still need to find one of each of those to help you find the Amel for you. 


That leaves Olivier Beaute of Atlantic Yacht Survey (atlanticyachtsurvey.com).  I have employed Olivier on two separate occasions to survey two different Super Maramu's. The first resulted in walking away from a purchase and the second in a purchase.  I am thrilled with both outcomes!  Olivier worked for Amel for ~19 years doing the customer handover and first year support of about 75% of the Super Maramu's made from Hull #70-ish right up until the last one Hull #479. If he surveys your Amel, chances are it is not the first time he has been on it!  And you don't just get a thorough, detailed inspection, and well written report with pictures with Olivier's survey services.  If you attend the survey (and I strongly advise that you do), you will get an education on the boat and it's systems from an outstanding teacher.  For my English speaking friends concerned about communication using a French speaking surveyor, you do not need to be at all concerned.  Olivier's English is excellent. Hire Olivier and you will not be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the survey.


So now thanks in large part to Bill and Olivier, my wife and I own an excellent Super Maramu.  We have a short punch list of mostly minor items to address from Olivier and we have the know-how, detailed instructions, and ongoing support from Bill on how to properly address them.  We could not be happier or feel more prepared!


Thanks again to all of you who contribute to this forum.  As my knowledge of my SM grows, I look forward to becoming a contributor to this great resource and not just a beneficiary of it.

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Tobago Cays III (soon to be SV Cara)

Currently in Le Marin, Martinique (soon to be Herrington Harbor North, Deale, MD)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Forward water tank access

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Thank you Paul!
We were trying to get that fridge/freeze out a couple of years ago to change the insulation. But gave up, we never found thoses bolts from the liquer cabinett and thought that someone had laminated the box inplace. 

Regards
Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998

Skickat från min iPad

23 juni 2017 kl. 12:55 skrev pwschofield@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

The past two days we have had the joy of cleaning our water tank including the forward portion.  Gaining access to the forward port had its' challenges.  I know that Bill has a write up on how to removed the aft freezer however, our boat being a bit older was a little different.  These are the steps I took to remove the freezer.

 

1.  Remove all floor storage access/floor panels below the dinette.  This is to access the screws at the bottom of the kick plate

2.  Removed the freezer lid.  This just made it lighter to move, not sure if necessary. This also made it easier to remove the screws along the top of the freezer that attach it to the back of the cabinets

3.  Removed the lower bottle holder/panel in the liquor cabinet. 

4.  Removed two screws at the lower right corner as you are looking into the liquor cabinet.  These screws penetrate the back of the cabinet into the freezer box framework.

5.  Removed the 5 screws along the top of the fiberglass freezer box that attach it to the cabinet.

6.  Removed the 5 screws along the bottom of the kick plate on the fwd side of the freezer.  One of mine was hard to see as it was right in the corner next to the floor boards. 

7.  Remove the 3 screws that connect the AC kick panel to the freezer kick panel right where they meet.  These screws are accessed from the AC side and can be hard to get to.  I had to move the AC unit in order to gain access to them.  Also the bottom screw was covered over with fiberglass tabbing so I'm sure my forward portion of the tank has never been cleaned. 

8.  At this point, you can lift the freezer 8-10" and slide it forward enough to gain access to the water tank. 

 

Note, I didn't have to disconnect any electrical or hoses.  The whole freezer moved as a unit.  Also note that you do not need to remove any of the top screws that attach the kick plate to the freezer

 

I have added photos to the photo albums labeled "Trillium Aft Freezer Removal" for reference. 

 

Now I'm not going to go into detail as to how I cleaned the tanks as I could write a whole book on that. 

 

Anyway, good luck if you attempt it.  I know it can be a daunting task. 

 

Paul Schofield

SV Trillium

SM 215




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu Hull #440 New Owners Introduction

Peter Forbes
 

Congratulations and I share all your remarks about Bill Rouse and Olivier!

Keep going.

Peter Forbes
00447836 209730
Carango - Amel 54 #035 
In Hurricane cradle Spice Island Marina - Grenada

On 23 Jun 2017, at 23:59, 'dancarlson367@...' dancarlson367@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Congratulations Mark and Denise,


Great endorsement.

Wish you all the best.

Dan and Lori Carlson
Sm387, sv BeBe



 

Hello all,


My name is Mark McGovern and I would like to introduce myself as one of the new owners of Amel Super Maramu Hull #440.  My wife Denise McGovern is the co-owner.  The boat's current name is Tobago Cays III but she will soon be re-named Cara.  She is now in Le Marin, Martinique but I will be sailing her up to our home port in Deale, Maryland, USA early next month.


I would like to thank all of you for sharing your love, knowledge, and passion for these boats on this forum.  Both my wife and I have "lurked" here for several years and we can definitely say that having an active, sharing, online community was one of the many reasons we chose to buy an Amel.  That, and the blue floors, of course! ;-)


I would like to take this opportunity to give a special thanks to two active contributors to this community:  Bill Rouse and Olivier Beaute.  Without their assistance and guidance, it is highly unlikely that we would now be owners of this fantastic Super Maramu.


Anyone who has read these forums at all knows Bill Rouse.  This forum would not be nearly as useful to us all without his frequent and detailed input.  When my wife and I decided to get serious about purchasing our Amel earlier this year it was right after Bill posted on the SV Bebe blog that he was starting his Amel School (amelschool.com).  Denise immediately called Bill and signed us up for pre-purchase consulting as well as his 3 Day Course.  I can not say enough about the value of the services that we have received from Bill.  We have been paid back many times over and we've only just purchased our Super Maramu last week.  If you are in the process of looking for an Amel or have just purchased one, I strongly recommend that you call Bill.  

NOTE:  Bill is NOT a broker nor is he a surveyor.  You will still need to find one of each of those to help you find the Amel for you. 


That leaves Olivier Beaute of Atlantic Yacht Survey (atlanticyachtsurvey.com).  I have employed Olivier on two separate occasions to survey two different Super Maramu's. The first resulted in walking away from a purchase and the second in a purchase.  I am thrilled with both outcomes!  Olivier worked for Amel for ~19 years doing the customer handover and first year support of about 75% of the Super Maramu's made from Hull #70-ish right up until the last one Hull #479. If he surveys your Amel, chances are it is not the first time he has been on it!  And you don't just get a thorough, detailed inspection, and well written report with pictures with Olivier's survey services.  If you attend the survey (and I strongly advise that you do), you will get an education on the boat and it's systems from an outstanding teacher.  For my English speaking friends concerned about communication using a French speaking surveyor, you do not need to be at all concerned.  Olivier's English is excellent. Hire Olivier and you will not be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the survey.


So now thanks in large part to Bill and Olivier, my wife and I own an excellent Super Maramu.  We have a short punch list of mostly minor items to address from Olivier and we have the know-how, detailed instructions, and ongoing support from Bill on how to properly address them.  We could not be happier or feel more prepared!


Thanks again to all of you who contribute to this forum.  As my knowledge of my SM grows, I look forward to becoming a contributor to this great resource and not just a beneficiary of it.

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Tobago Cays III (soon to be SV Cara)

Currently in Le Marin, Martinique (soon to be Herrington Harbor North, Deale, MD)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] unending flow

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Bill;
 
It may be that the solenoid and the type of physical connection (pipe size, male/female, etc.) have different numbers and they use the same solenoid with different connections based on demand. Here is all of the information on the valve and the connection that I took off the system.
 
Solenoid portion:
 
6213 A 13.0 NBR MS
G1/2 PNO-10bar
24V DC 10W
125657
 
Connection portion:
 
P WWA A
00125693 W19LS
 
By the way, I did find the following repair video for the exact part from Burkert that I will use to repair the two that we replaced for spares. Here's the link
 
 
Respectfully;
Mohammad Shirloo
323-633-2222 Cell
310-454-3148 Fax
 


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] unending flow

 

Mohamad,

Now, you have part of it...see the following link: http://www.burkert-usa.com/en/type/6213

But, there are 20-30 variations of the 6213 and none of the variations list 125667.

So, maybe it is discontinued and/or replaced.

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 Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 1:42 PM, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi bill; the number I posted was right off the part. However, since you posted that you could not locate it, I checked again and there is also a number 6213A on the part that maybe the correct number that burkert goes by. I can post a picture of any one is interested.

Respectfully;


Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

On Jun 22, 2017, at 9:31 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Bob,

I believe that Amel did not use the Jabsco brand control valve which is shown in that video, rather used a much better German made control valve made by "Burkert and the part number is 125657." Amel has a history of using Burkert control valves. The solenoid for the cooking gas(z) is made by Burkert and it rarely fails...and it costs 3-4 times more than the typical West Marine solenoid valve. It is likely that the BURkert can also be cleaned.

Mohammad and Aty on B&B Kokomo is the one that gave me the part number of 125657, which I have not been able to locate. I think something is wrong with that part number.

Best,

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





On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 1:18 PM, rossidesigngroup@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Jabsco has a video on how to repair the solenoid if something is stuck in the valve causing the problem you describe.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAIZmZDPykw


Bob, KAIMI SM 429




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM

eric freedman
 


Amel propeller

Chris Shiels <rettirc@...>
 

Hi Kent,

I have been searching through the forum about propellers and saw a recent post that you made regarding the Auto Prop.

The vessel (SM224) which we are in contract to purchase next month only has a fixed pitch prop and saw that you have/had a Auto Prop available for purchase, would you still have this?

If you still have it, are you still willing to sell it?

We are super excited about the boat, we are moving on late July as a family, we have a work list a mile long but I love a challenge

Still can't believe we are getting a Super Maramu!!!

Chris Shiels
+61 424521357


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Boom Boat Name Lettering Height?

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Hi Denise, Mark,

Congratulations!

Welcome to Amelet Owners Group.
We hope to see you on the Bay soon. Please contact me or Marina if you need any help.
Have a good sail home.

Vladimir 
SM #345
LIFE IS GOOD.
202 258 1916

On Jun 22, 2017 16:31, "Mcgovern.denise@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hello,


This is my first post.  Mark and I have purchased SM #440 and are excited to make her our own.  Does anyone have the boom lettering height?  I would like to bring the name lettering with me to get her ready for her trip north.


Thanks,

Denise and Mark McGovern

S/V Cara

Martinique  (Soon to be Deale, MD)



Re: Super Maramu Hull #440 New Owners Introduction

rcavie <no_reply@...>
 

Mark and Denise. Congratulations!! I also share your opinions of Oliver and Bill.
I am a "newer" too, learning about my boat. I am very happy of the existence and help that means the Amel Owner Group. Extraordinary people who love the Amel sailboats and love to help other Amel owners.!  
I hope to meet you in Caribbean waters.
Buenos vientos!
Rafael & Taty
SM 2K246
Agapanthe
St Martin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu Hull #440 New Owners Introduction

Dan Carlson
 

Congratulations Mark and Denise,

Great endorsement.

Wish you all the best.

Dan and Lori Carlson
Sm387, sv BeBe



On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:39 AM, mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners]
 

Hello all,


My name is Mark McGovern and I would like to introduce myself as one of the new owners of Amel Super Maramu Hull #440.  My wife Denise McGovern is the co-owner.  The boat's current name is Tobago Cays III but she will soon be re-named Cara.  She is now in Le Marin, Martinique but I will be sailing her up to our home port in Deale, Maryland, USA early next month.


I would like to thank all of you for sharing your love, knowledge, and passion for these boats on this forum.  Both my wife and I have "lurked" here for several years and we can definitely say that having an active, sharing, online community was one of the many reasons we chose to buy an Amel.  That, and the blue floors, of course! ;-)


I would like to take this opportunity to give a special thanks to two active contributors to this community:  Bill Rouse and Olivier Beaute.  Without their assistance and guidance, it is highly unlikely that we would now be owners of this fantastic Super Maramu.


Anyone who has read these forums at all knows Bill Rouse.  This forum would not be nearly as useful to us all without his frequent and detailed input.  When my wife and I decided to get serious about purchasing our Amel earlier this year it was right after Bill posted on the SV Bebe blog that he was starting his Amel School (amelschool.com).  Denise immediately called Bill and signed us up for pre-purchase consulting as well as his 3 Day Course.  I can not say enough about the value of the services that we have received from Bill.  We have been paid back many times over and we've only just purchased our Super Maramu last week.  If you are in the process of looking for an Amel or have just purchased one, I strongly recommend that you call Bill.  

NOTE:  Bill is NOT a broker nor is he a surveyor.  You will still need to find one of each of those to help you find the Amel for you. 


That leaves Olivier Beaute of Atlantic Yacht Survey (atlanticyachtsurvey.com).  I have employed Olivier on two separate occasions to survey two different Super Maramu's. The first resulted in walking away from a purchase and the second in a purchase.  I am thrilled with both outcomes!  Olivier worked for Amel for ~19 years doing the customer handover and first year support of about 75% of the Super Maramu's made from Hull #70-ish right up until the last one Hull #479. If he surveys your Amel, chances are it is not the first time he has been on it!  And you don't just get a thorough, detailed inspection, and well written report with pictures with Olivier's survey services.  If you attend the survey (and I strongly advise that you do), you will get an education on the boat and it's systems from an outstanding teacher.  For my English speaking friends concerned about communication using a French speaking surveyor, you do not need to be at all concerned.  Olivier's English is excellent. Hire Olivier and you will not be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the survey.


So now thanks in large part to Bill and Olivier, my wife and I own an excellent Super Maramu.  We have a short punch list of mostly minor items to address from Olivier and we have the know-how, detailed instructions, and ongoing support from Bill on how to properly address them.  We could not be happier or feel more prepared!


Thanks again to all of you who contribute to this forum.  As my knowledge of my SM grows, I look forward to becoming a contributor to this great resource and not just a beneficiary of it.

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Tobago Cays III (soon to be SV Cara)

Currently in Le Marin, Martinique (soon to be Herrington Harbor North, Deale, MD)



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Forward water tank access

James Alton
 

Jean-Pierre Germain,

   I was actually amazed how easy the tank access is on my Maramu Sueno.  A few screws removed from the floor around the big table and it was moved in one pc.  Then just a few screws in the cabinet under the sink to remove a divider added by the previous owner and I had access to all of the tank ports.  The tank ports were easy to open.  On the advice of my broker, I cleaned, pumped out and fully dried the inside of the tank with towels before leaving the boat to eliminate new mildew growth in the clean tank.  I found quite a few flakes of gel coat that had come loose and settled to the bottom of the tank along with 29 years of gunk, but no blistering or anything scary.  What impressed me the most was the size of the tank..it’s huge!

   I hope that you are doing well and having a great time with 007.

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Jun 23, 2017, at 10:11 AM, Jean-Pierre Germain jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Good write up. I was told by Olivier Beauté that the task takes a full day.  I'll have to do this in about 2 weeks

Arrgghhh 


On 23 Jun 2017, at 07:55, pwschofield@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


The past two days we have had the joy of cleaning our water tank including the forward portion.  Gaining access to the forward port had its' challenges.  I know that Bill has a write up on how to removed the aft freezer however, our boat being a bit older was a little different.  These are the steps I took to remove the freezer.

 


1.  Remove all floor storage access/floor panels below the dinette.  This is to access the screws at the bottom of the kick plate

2.  Removed the freezer lid.  This just made it lighter to move, not sure if necessary. This also made it easier to remove the screws along the top of the freezer that attach it to the back of the cabinets

3.  Removed the lower bottle holder/panel in the liquor cabinet.  

4.  Removed two screws at the lower right corner as you are looking into the liquor cabinet.  These screws penetrate the back of the cabinet into the freezer box framework.

5.  Removed the 5 screws along the top of the fiberglass freezer box that attach it to the cabinet.

6.  Removed the 5 screws along the bottom of the kick plate on the fwd side of the freezer.  One of mine was hard to see as it was right in the corner next to the floor boards.  

7.  Remove the 3 screws that connect the AC kick panel to the freezer kick panel right where they meet.  These screws are accessed from the AC side and can be hard to get to.  I had to move the AC unit in order to gain access to them.  Also the bottom screw was covered over with fiberglass tabbing so I'm sure my forward portion of the tank has never been cleaned. 

8.  At this point, you can lift the freezer 8-10" and slide it forward enough to gain access to the water tank.  

 


Note, I didn't have to disconnect any electrical or hoses.  The whole freezer moved as a unit.  Also note that you do not need to remove any of the top screws that attach the kick plate to the freezer

 


I have added photos to the photo albums labeled "Trillium Aft Freezer Removal" for reference.  

 


Now I'm not going to go into detail as to how I cleaned the tanks as I could write a whole book on that.  

 


Anyway, good luck if you attempt it.  I know it can be a daunting task.  

 


Paul Schofield

SV Trillium

SM 215







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Zinc and Outdated Marine Electronics Repairs

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Paul,

 

Thanks for sharing the Raymarine contact information. It’s always nice to have a list of good repair guys.

 

Regarding the Onan. It sounds as though the zinc separated from the brass bolt. If the zinc is just floating about inside the heat exchanger, then it is not doing much good in the way of preventing corrosion. Also, it could impair the flow of sea water and cause the genset to run hot. I would remove it.

 

There are removable caps on the ends of the heat exchanger. You should buy new seals for these ends if you plan to remove them. Once, the end caps are removed, you should be able to remove the zinc. You will probably have to remove the heat exchanger to work on the port side end. This is not very difficult to do. And, this would be a good time to properly clean out the heat exchanger at a local radiator shop.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – St Croix, USVI

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of pstas2003
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2017 4:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Zinc and Outdated Marine Electronics Repairs

 

 

Hello to all.

Recently, I went to change the zinc on the Onan Generator, and when I unbolted the plug, I found the old zinc corroded in place.  At first I thought I would drill it out and replace it with a new one. Then the thought occurred to me, “why not just wait until it dissolves on its own”?
Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated.

I also wanted to pass along some information.  

Recently I began to have trouble with an old Raymarine RL80C Chart Plotter.  I contacted Dan Gerhardt who had been recommended on this forum, but he doesn’t repair chart plotters.  He recommended I call Steve Senft at Jaytron in Florida (steve at marineelectronics dot com - 941-748-1941). After trouble shooting things on the phone with him, I ended up sending the unit to him.  Unfortunately, after spending a number of hours on it, it was determined it was too far gone.  However, he sold me a used unit he had in house for about the same cost as the repair would have been.  

Based on my experience, I can highly recommend him for those of you who have some old equipment that you may not be ready to replace just yet, and need repair assistance.  He spent a good deal of time with me on the phone and via email, and helped me get what I needed for a very fair price.  He also moved me up in line so I would have a unit back in my hands, in time to travel back to the boat this weekend.

I hope someone will find this information useful and thank you in advance for any responses regarding the Onan Zinc.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Saint Lucia

RitaKathryn.com

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Head Issue on SM

Denis Elborn
 

Just checked and it is a Burkert part

Denis and Julie
Aventura
Amel 54 113


On 22 Jun 2017, at 4:52 pm, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I have a different probem with my aft head on Kristy. When at sea, the fill pump takes forever to start putting water into the bowl.  This is not a problem when at anchor, and it doesn't matter which tack I'm on when at sea.  There is a strainer with very fine mesh in the intake line that looks like an orange mushroom.  The stainless mesh is damaged and needs to be replaced, but it's acting like there is a one-way valve in the intake line that has failed.  Is there such a valve?  if so, where?  Any other ideas?

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the "orange mushroom" strainer in the intake line?  A source for the stainless strainer mesh?

I should say that on Kristy, (SM 243) there are separate thru-hulls for the seawater fill pumps located in the little "hallway" just inboard of the heads.  She does NOT have the long hoses from the sea chest/manifold in the engine room.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently St. Michaels, MD , USA for the hurricane season.





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Head Issue on SM

Denis Elborn
 

Hi all,

I checked the part on my boat and it has the same number on it 125657 but I can't see the manufacturer

Denis Aventura
54 113


On 22 Jun 2017, at 4:52 pm, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I have a different probem with my aft head on Kristy. When at sea, the fill pump takes forever to start putting water into the bowl.  This is not a problem when at anchor, and it doesn't matter which tack I'm on when at sea.  There is a strainer with very fine mesh in the intake line that looks like an orange mushroom.  The stainless mesh is damaged and needs to be replaced, but it's acting like there is a one-way valve in the intake line that has failed.  Is there such a valve?  if so, where?  Any other ideas?

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the "orange mushroom" strainer in the intake line?  A source for the stainless strainer mesh?

I should say that on Kristy, (SM 243) there are separate thru-hulls for the seawater fill pumps located in the little "hallway" just inboard of the heads.  She does NOT have the long hoses from the sea chest/manifold in the engine room.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently St. Michaels, MD , USA for the hurricane season.