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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

karkauai
 

Hi again Chris,
Kristy is my first sailboat, and my first big boat.  I was the absolute worst about asking questions that now seem straightforward.  The folks on this group were happy to take me by the hand and explain in detail how to diagnose and repair everything I asked about. No question is regarded as too simple to answer.  Without the group's help I probably would have given up after a year or two.  While I've learned a lot, I still learn something new with every question posed and the answers given.  Fire away, cousin Amelian!

Kristy is SM 243, built in 1998-99.  She came with a Volvo TMD22, 78 HP.  There was an AutoProp and a fixed spare aboard. I spent  $5000+ trying to figure out why she wouldn't get over 2300 rpm. (With the AutoProp OR the spare fixed prop). I finally got the numbers off the AutoProp, and Bruntons (AutoProp mfg) told me it was the prop recommended for an SM with the 100HP Yanmar.  Amel said they used the same prop for both engines.  I had the fixed prop checked by a prop shop and was told that it, too, was over-propped for my boat and engine.  I had the fixed prop repitched per their recommendation, and voila! 3200 rpm.
The only thing I didn't do was service the AutoProp, which I understand needs to be done every couple of years, even if the blades spin freely on the hub, and don't have noticeable wobble.  Others have had the same problem of low rpm that was solved by servicing the prop.

Amel sent me a one-page explanation of how they prop their boats which has as much to do with torque as horsepower.  I think it is in the interest of efficiency.  Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong about that.

Bruntons also told me that the model AutoProp had been discontinued, and that new blades were no longer available.

Hope that helps.


Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243


On Jun 24, 2017, at 5:51 PM, Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

This is all now getting confusing!!!!
Max Prop, Auto Prop, c-drives, fixed prop, let me throw Spurs into the equation. 

The boat we are buying is a 1998, SM 224. 

What prop would have come standard from the factory at this time?

The original propeller had one of the blades depart. I believe that this prop is located at a local machine shop....if they can find it.  Aka: minus one blade.  I think I need to find out what this prop was before I proceed any further?

There is a fixed pitched prop fitted at the moment, I imagine this is the factory item, however I was happy to see there was a rope cutter fitted also. 

I shall do a little research and try to request a picture of the original prop. 

During sea trial, we could not get maximum rpm out of the engine with the fixed prop, only 2800rpm, I need to investigate why.  This was after pressure washing hull and cleaning the prop.  I suspect it could be blocked after the turbo, or the turbo needs an overhaul.  I shall investigate this later. 

We shall be moving to the boat (Thailand) later next month and want to organise as much as possible before we get there. 

I hope I don't abuse the forum, however I have now met 3 separate Amel owner and looking forward to meeting more. 

There are so many other questions I have but trying to do as much of my own research first. 

Regards 
Chris 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

John Clark
 

Chris,
   I havevan older SM with the fixed blade prop and a newer Volvo TMD 22 engine.  Our max rpm is also 2800 with the fixed blade.  The engine runs like a top and has zero smoke.  Perhaps this is to be expected with the fixed blade prop?

John Clark
SV Annie. SM 37
Charleston, SC

On Jun 24, 2017 6:12 PM, "Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

This is all now getting confusing!!!!
Max Prop, Auto Prop, c-drives, fixed prop, let me throw Spurs into the equation. 

The boat we are buying is a 1998, SM 224. 

What prop would have come standard from the factory at this time?

The original propeller had one of the blades depart. I believe that this prop is located at a local machine shop....if they can find it.  Aka: minus one blade.  I think I need to find out what this prop was before I proceed any further?

There is a fixed pitched prop fitted at the moment, I imagine this is the factory item, however I was happy to see there was a rope cutter fitted also. 

I shall do a little research and try to request a picture of the original prop. 

During sea trial, we could not get maximum rpm out of the engine with the fixed prop, only 2800rpm, I need to investigate why.  This was after pressure washing hull and cleaning the prop.  I suspect it could be blocked after the turbo, or the turbo needs an overhaul.  I shall investigate this later. 

We shall be moving to the boat (Thailand) later next month and want to organise as much as possible before we get there. 

I hope I don't abuse the forum, however I have now met 3 separate Amel owner and looking forward to meeting more. 

There are so many other questions I have but trying to do as much of my own research first. 

Regards 
Chris 


On 25 Jun 2017, at 3:40 AM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Exactly what I expected, and for the reason I imagined. :)  The Autoprop blades have a couple more "degrees of freedom" than other feathering props!


Bill K


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

Chris Shiels <rettirc@...>
 

This is all now getting confusing!!!!
Max Prop, Auto Prop, c-drives, fixed prop, let me throw Spurs into the equation. 

The boat we are buying is a 1998, SM 224. 

What prop would have come standard from the factory at this time?

The original propeller had one of the blades depart. I believe that this prop is located at a local machine shop....if they can find it.  Aka: minus one blade.  I think I need to find out what this prop was before I proceed any further?

There is a fixed pitched prop fitted at the moment, I imagine this is the factory item, however I was happy to see there was a rope cutter fitted also. 

I shall do a little research and try to request a picture of the original prop. 

During sea trial, we could not get maximum rpm out of the engine with the fixed prop, only 2800rpm, I need to investigate why.  This was after pressure washing hull and cleaning the prop.  I suspect it could be blocked after the turbo, or the turbo needs an overhaul.  I shall investigate this later. 

We shall be moving to the boat (Thailand) later next month and want to organise as much as possible before we get there. 

I hope I don't abuse the forum, however I have now met 3 separate Amel owner and looking forward to meeting more. 

There are so many other questions I have but trying to do as much of my own research first. 

Regards 
Chris 


On 25 Jun 2017, at 3:40 AM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Exactly what I expected, and for the reason I imagined. :)  The Autoprop blades have a couple more "degrees of freedom" than other feathering props!


Bill K


Air Conditione

eljaroellinghoff@...
 

Hallo groop
we have problems withs ouer pump from the airconditione
I think i have to take a new one because we have repair it too times last yaer
Anyone know the model ??
SM 222 1998


Thaks Elja
SM Balu


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

greatketch@...
 

Exactly what I expected, and for the reason I imagined. :)  The Autoprop blades have a couple more "degrees of freedom" than other feathering props!

Bill K


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Can 24V circuit be available during batteries replacement?

Wolfgang Weber
 

Thomas,
I have the EasyView  right to the switch of the onan switchboard. This year they have a new version which connects to USB for programming. I have the grey version and no color display and needed an extra masterbus-usb . I am in contact with the masterVolt in Germany called mareteam and they will update my mastervolt inverters charger with new software via teamviewer. 
Wolfgang SY Elise Amel 54#162

-------- Ursprüngliche Nachricht --------
Von: "SV Garulfo svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Datum: 24.06.17 17:24 (GMT+01:00)
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Can 24V circuit be available during batteries replacement?

 

Thanks Peregrinus, 

I omitted that I mentioned that (the lack of mode and the potential need to setup the charger with a constant voltage output) to the UK guy and he basically said not to bother as the charge cycle would be over in 17mins and the voltage constant after that, and that the loads could take the cycle anyway.

Thanks for mentioning the MasterAdjust software, I'm going to need to get familiar with that indeed. Do you have the masterVolt EasyView device? Is it permanently fitted and, if yes, where?

Thanks,
Thomas


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





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Re: Onan Zinc and Outdated Marine Electronics Repairs

pstas2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Mark,

You are correct.  The zinc has separated from the brass bolt.  I’m going to investigate things a little further when we get back on the boat tomorrow,  I think it is sound advice to remove the whole heat exchanger and get it all cleaned out.

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

All the best,

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

RitaKathryn.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks Eric 


On 24 Jun 2017, at 06:28, kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Ian,
I replace mine about 4 years ago with a mastervolt. Fits fine.
I also sent the old one to Reya and it was fixed for a vey modest amount
Eric,
sm 376 Kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 4:43 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM
To: "amelyachtowners@..."

> Bill and Danny,
>
>
> Thanks. I have emailed Reya in Toulon , sent a photo and
> details of the problem so hope they will be able to fix it.
>
>
> If not, I will come back to this site to see if anyone else has
> recommendations for alternatives. Unfortunately, Reya now make a
> 40 amp whose dimensions are too big for my space or a 20 amp
> which I could fit if I put it sideways, but I'm not sure how the
> fan would like that.
>
>
> Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Italy
>
> ________________________________
> From: amelyachtowners@... 
> on behalf of 'Bill & Judy
> Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
> Sent: 22 June 2017 18:33:39
> To: amelyachtowners@...
> Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery charger for SM
>
>
>
> Ian,
>
> Try the following contacts:
> REYA - EUROMARINE - Groupe Alliance Marine
> 2599 Route de la Fénerie
> 06580 Pégomas
> Tel. + 33 493 904 708
> Fax + 33 493 902 440
> Email: export"at"reya.com
> Web: www.reya.com
>
> 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 11:52 AM,
> simms@... [amelyachtowners]
> > wrote:
>
>
> Hi Ian and Judy.
> We contacted the dolphin manufacturer from Fiji regarding
> repair. Because of the impractability of two way transport from
> Fiji they gave us a great new price. This was 3 ,or so years
> ago. We were very impressed with their service, and with the product.
> Danny
> SM 299
> Ocean Pearl
>
> Sent from my Vodafone Smart
>
> On 22 Jun 2017 5:24 p.m., "Ian & Judy
> ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners]" > wrote:
>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> After 17 years of valiant service our 30 amp, 24v charger has
> died. The green light still shines brightly and the fan works,
> but no output. A local electrician has pronounced a problem with
> the circuit board. I have written to Reya to see if they will
> repair it, but they are not known as quick correspondents.
>
>
> The thing I love about the Dolphin charger is that it is small
> and light ( less than 5 kg ). To replace it means finding
> another which is no more than 28cm high and 34 wide. The
> depth isn't critical.
>
>
> Has anyone had success in
>
>
> a) getting Reya to repair an old Dolphin, or
>
>
> b) finding a suitable alternative which can fir in the same
> space ?
>
>
> Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Fiumicino, Italy
>
>
>
>
>
>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

karkauai
 

On Kristy, the new MaxProp fit almost perfectly on the old shaft used for the AutoProp, There was less than a mil in a couple of spots that were trimmed on the MaxProp by a prop shop to make a perfect fit.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy



From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:16 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

 
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] Re: Can 24V circuit be available during batteries replacement?

Sv Garulfo
 

Thanks Peregrinus, 

I omitted that I mentioned that (the lack of mode and the potential need to setup the charger with a constant voltage output) to the UK guy and he basically said not to bother as the charge cycle would be over in 17mins and the voltage constant after that, and that the loads could take the cycle anyway.

Thanks for mentioning the MasterAdjust software, I'm going to need to get familiar with that indeed. Do you have the masterVolt EasyView device? Is it permanently fitted and, if yes, where?

Thanks,
Thomas


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


On 23 June 2017 at 17:44, svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The Mastervolt manual for the 24v/100A Chargemaster does not specifically state that the chargers must be used with batteries always.  However, this is strongliy implied, as it reads that batteries should be connected "under normal circumstances."  You are correct that Mastervolt customer service needs to be consulted and a clarification must be obtained.


Where the UK guy went wrong is that he said there is no need to setup the charger for this mode.  Via DIP switches, the charger can be set to constant voltage instead of 3/step.  In this case, voltage will be a constant 26.5V.  I do not recommend using the DIP switches on a Mastervolt charger.

The better solution is to use your PC and the MasterAdjust software (supplied free by Mastervolt) to set the chargers to constant voltage instead of 3/step, and to adjust the voltage to, for example, 25 volts, constant.  This way you do not have the charger switching from Float to Abs to Bulk as you turn on or add or drop loads from the system.

You can also use a Mastervolt EasyView display to do the same adjustments described above.  Much better than using DIP switches.

Cheerio,


Peregrinus
SM2K Nr. 350 (2002)
High and dry, Marmaris, Turkey




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

karkauai
 

I have SM 243, Chris. What is your boat's hull number?
Kent
karkauai "at" yahoo "dot" com
+1 828 234 6819



From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:28 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

 
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@...>
 

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