Date   

Repair

Paul Osterberg
 

Patrick and others
We had some hard encounter with a submerged breakwater. We hit with the keel just where the reflector of the transducer are for the logg. There are some de-lamination around the bulkhead just in front of the water tank. the yard we are at now said it more or less cosmetic. however we need to repair.
Probably in the Chesapeake area. So my question is.Is Skip Jack in Sassafras a good place for this or should we head for other place. currently in Port Washington and heading for Main so any good Marina on the stretch Main to Chesapeake bay would be suitable.
All suggestions highly appreciated
Paul a not so proud or happy captain on SY Kerpa SM#259 
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

Volkmann, Uwe <volkmann@...>
 

Thank you for helping!!

DR. UWE V. VOLKMANN
LtCol

Kommt von mobilem Gerät, bitte entschuldigen Sie mögliche Fehler!

Mobile Typing...Faults possible... Sorry!


Am 28. Jul. 2017 um 22:52 schrieb SN 108 Vagabundo stilemare@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Olivier Beaute can help you absolutly, very professional and cheap I think. 
Br
SN 108 Vagabundo
Sardinia 

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 25 lug 2017, alle ore 16:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 

Uwe,

The best surveyor for Amels in the world is Olivier Beaute <olivierbeaute@...>. He is located in France and travels anywhere.

The primary difference in Red Line Super Maramus is cosmetic, with the use of colors designed for the 54. This included leather trim colors, boot stripe and rub rail. There are a few more differences because suppliers to Amel changed models. For instance, Dolphin chargers in all Red Lines are a newer model that that used in most Super Maramus, however some Super Maramus produced before the Red Line also had a later model Dolphin charger. Some Electronics in Red Line are also different, such as NavNet for Furuno chartplotters...these types of small changes occurred throughout the production years. BTW, the last 54s were "Sand Line" models because the leather boot stripe, and rub rail colors of the 55 were used on the last 54s.

Are you looking to have your Maramu surveyed, or looking at another Amel?

Best,

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








On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:47 AM, volkmann@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi, are there any good suryeyors gor Amel SM in northern Europe? What is the difference of the Red Line models? Thank you in advance 


Uwe

Amel Maramu

SY Kerbian



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

John Clark
 

I think Olivier Beaute will travel to anyplace in Europe.  

On Jul 25, 2017 9:49 AM, "volkmann@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi, are there any good suryeyors gor Amel SM in northern Europe? What is the difference of the Red Line models? Thank you in advance 


Uwe

Amel Maramu

SY Kerbian


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

antonio scipioni
 

Olivier Beaute can help you absolutly, very professional and cheap I think. 
Br
SN 108 Vagabundo
Sardinia 

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 25 lug 2017, alle ore 16:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 

Uwe,

The best surveyor for Amels in the world is Olivier Beaute <olivierbeaute@...>. He is located in France and travels anywhere.

The primary difference in Red Line Super Maramus is cosmetic, with the use of colors designed for the 54. This included leather trim colors, boot stripe and rub rail. There are a few more differences because suppliers to Amel changed models. For instance, Dolphin chargers in all Red Lines are a newer model that that used in most Super Maramus, however some Super Maramus produced before the Red Line also had a later model Dolphin charger. Some Electronics in Red Line are also different, such as NavNet for Furuno chartplotters...these types of small changes occurred throughout the production years. BTW, the last 54s were "Sand Line" models because the leather boot stripe, and rub rail colors of the 55 were used on the last 54s.

Are you looking to have your Maramu surveyed, or looking at another Amel?

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 Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:47 AM, volkmann@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi, are there any good suryeyors gor Amel SM in northern Europe? What is the difference of the Red Line models? Thank you in advance 


Uwe

Amel Maramu

SY Kerbian



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC pump -FOUND

eric freedman
 

Bill,

Thanks- Been there done that

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 11:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC pump -FOUND

 

 

Eric,

 

Yes, these 12mm seals are very common...I bought some in Penang, Malaysia for about $5.00US. You need to ensure, with a magnet test, that the spring in stainless steel...you know about "Chinese Stainless Steel."

 

Be sure to completely clean the cavity that one side of the seal "seats" into...probably not a bad idea to use RTV to "seat" the seal into the cavity.

 

As you are aware, I mistakenly said this was a 10mm mechanical seal...not so. It is a 12mm seal and can be found in many Amel models on the low pressure 150-160l Dessalator pump, the AFMA freshwater pump, and the Calpeda A/C saltwater pump...all are impeller-driven pumps.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: metalized Amel logo on vent covers

John Clark
 

Cool thanks Rink. If I don't find a "shiny solution" before I head back down to Caribbean then I will ask Jean Collin.  

Regards. John

John Clark 
SV Annie SM 37
Charleston SC

On Jul 28, 2017 1:58 AM, "Rink de Haan rinkdehaan@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

You also can order new logo stickers from Amel. 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] metalized Amel logo on vent covers

John Clark
 

Ahh, Emek.  Yes their stainless work is good.  Just finished installing their arch sent as a kit.    Arch is great.  Haven't been to Turkey so I can't testify to other work.    Thanks for the info.

Regards,  John

John Clark
SV Annie. SM 37
Charleston SC




On Jul 28, 2017 5:06 AM, "Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi John,


Indeed, I have SS AMEL logos on either side of the cockpit.  They were made and fitted by Emek marine….  They do SS well but that is the extent of their competence.

Good luck with your refit.

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 27 Jul 2017, at 22:08, john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

I am in the middle of the refit of my older SM and while I probably should be focused more on the mundane items on my list like replacing hoses, I thought some fun cosmetic work needs to be mixed in.  


A while ago I watched a video of an older SM in which it appeared that the vent covers on the side of the cockpit had the logo redone in what appeared to be stainless steel.   I cannot recall where I saw the video, and I cannot now find it.  I believe it was SV Eleuthera, SM #007), is that correct Jean-Pierre?  If so could you tell me how it was accomplished?


                        Regards,   John


John Clark

SV Annie, SM 37

Charleston, SC

 


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Refrigerator replacement AMEL54

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Bill Kinney,

One person's myth is another person's fact. And in this case, I think we have a combination of myth and fact. I believe that it is a fact that front opening refrigerator doors lose cold air and it is a myth that it is a significant energy issue.

In my opinion, Rob Warren, the owner of Coastal  Climate Control knows more about marine refrigeration and air conditioning than anyone that I have met. In the words of Joel Potter, "Rob is ‘The Real Deal’ and he forgot more about the things he chooses to blog about than most of us will ever know. Seriously, Rob is a soft spoken, modest man who does as he promises and does it right."

Rob Warren writes on this fridge door subject, "With a top opening (refrigeration) hatch, little to no cold air will be lost when the hatch is opened, but when a front-opening door is opened, cold air will rush out from the bottom to cool your feet, and warmer air will be drawn in from the top to replace it.

The more well-stocked a front-opening box is, the less air there is to lose when the door is opened, and so less refrigeration run-time is required to cool down the warmer air now in the box. It's not as bad as it might seem though, because if you dumped all of the 40F air from an empty 10 cu ft refrigerator and replaced it with 80F air, it would take just 2 to 3 minutes of refrigerator run time to cool the new air. However, if the replacement air contains any significant amount of moisture, it could lead to a heavy buildup of frost on the evaporator plate, and that will significantly affect the efficiency of the refrigeration system. Excessive frost buildup can also be the result of poorly fitted and leaking seals, but in this case it happens when the doors are closed.

For a front-opening fridge and/or freezer, the best solution is to have magnetic seals...Magnetic seals prevent cold air escaping when the doors are closed, which in turn negates the need for warm, humid air to be sucked in to replace the lost cold air, as happens with poorly-sealing compression gaskets."

​I am not capable of completely guaranteeing anyone that these two guys I quoted are correct, but, when it comes to Amel stuff, Joel is more correct, more times than anyone I know, and Rob is more correct on refrigeration and air conditioning than anyone I know.

I suggest to everyone that they should subscribe and/or read Rob's Blog at ​http://coastalclimatecontrol.com/index.php/blog.html Scroll the subjects on the right side of the page for a refrieration or A/C topic. I will bet that if you read his postings you will learn something that will save you time and/or money...and it is free.

Best,

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



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC pump -FOUND

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

Yes, these 12mm seals are very common...I bought some in Penang, Malaysia for about $5.00US. You need to ensure, with a magnet test, that the spring in stainless steel...you know about "Chinese Stainless Steel."

Be sure to completely clean the cavity that one side of the seal "seats" into...probably not a bad idea to use RTV to "seat" the seal into the cavity.

As you are aware, I mistakenly said this was a 10mm mechanical seal...not so. It is a 12mm seal and can be found in many Amel models on the low pressure 150-160l Dessalator pump, the AFMA freshwater pump, and the Calpeda A/C saltwater pump...all are impeller-driven pumps.

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







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] First SM 2000 Hull Number

Philippe Morel
 

Dear all, I own one of the very first SM2k , hull number 238 , built and registred late in october 1998 .
Originaly named '' Ouled '' , owned by family Amel as usual , the boat was used as commercial exhibition boat at Hyères from end 1998 to end 2004 when Amel 54 has been  launched .
BELAVITA , show all SM2k specs as '' infamous " blue floor , but also lots of details as : modern bright varnish , Corian kitchen covering , batteries bank of 8 pieces , autoprop propeller and normal prop as part , etc .... 
This for information .
Regards
Philippe on SM2k BELAVITA
Hull n° 238 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] First SM 2000 Hull Number

Ryan Meador
 

My SM (that I just closed on yesterday!) is hull number 233.  It is not a SM2000.  It was built in July 1998.  I can believe that 232 was the first SM2000, but it definitely wasn't the start of full production.  Are we sure that 240 marked the switch, and by extension 239 is the last SM?  Also my boat has a fixed propeller, which I believe is original but it could be a replacement.

Ryan
S/V Iteration, ex Monarae

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 4:04 AM, Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Olivier, 

Thank you for the info, I have been sent a photo of the original prop with the s/n on the blades.  Only trouble is that there are only 2 of the 3 blades with the hub. 
I am not 100% sure that l shall get the original prob back in my possession, more concerning if there are other parts missing or there is damage from losing the blade.  
I do prefer a folding prop over a fixed, I hate drag!!!!!

A lot to do, we are arriving at the boat in a few days and there's still a lot to do. 

Chris 

On 28 Jul 2017, at 4:55 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Thanks Olivier. I am sure Chris is also thankful for the information.

Best,

Bill Rouse

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:22 PM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hello Bill and Chris,


hull # 167, 174, 202, and 210 have AUTOPROPS, first model with open stainless steel ball bearings. 146 and 156  have MAX-PROPS.
159 has a fixed prop. I think AMEL started with AUTOPROPS in 1996. However, at that time, some SMs still had a Maxprop (original), upon buyer's request (who didn't trust/like the cocker ears looking like strange prop!!).
I'm sure that hull 224 C-drive can bear an AUTOPROP.
I confirm the C-drive design has been modified in order to bear an AUTOPROP.
The first installed AUTOPROPS had open stainless steel bearings (for the blades).
The sealed bearings (steel balls) probably started in september 1999 with hull number around 275 (273 has it, 265 has open stainless steel bearings).

Have a good evening.

Olivier



On Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:43 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:


 
Jean,

Thanks for the information. BTW, I got my information on the first SM 2000 from Amel. 

I am absolutely positive that your hull 232 was not built in 2008. Did you accidentally make Satchimi 10 years younger? 😀


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 Jul 27, 2017 03:25, "'Jean Boucharlat' jean.boucharlat@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 
Bill (Rouse),
 
Just for the record : SM hull N° 232, delivered in late July 2008, was in fact the first SM 2000, even though it did not get the label on its rubbing strake. And she was fitted with an Autoprop.
I know that because I was the original owner, she was then named Satchimi and now Lady Anila, and this SM was built surreptitiously in the yard to avoid prying eyes while the “standard” SM’s were still being marketed.
She is the boat where Henri Amel threw a tantrum when he discovered a number of improvements he had been consulted about. So much so that, to put his mark on the new model, he came back the following day and ordered that all further model would have the, in my opinion infamous, blue floor boards! Just a piece of Amel trivia.
 
All the best to all,
 
Jean Boucharlat
Formerly SM 232
 
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups.com]
Sent: jeudi 27 juillet 2017 03:45
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller [1 Attachment]
 
 
[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]
Chris,
 
Are you absolutely sure that hull 224 will 
accommodate
 an AutoProp? 
 
As you may know the C-Drive case was modified during the Super Maramu's production to accommodate an AutoProp
. Prior to that modification Amel offered MaxProp
I know that Hull #240 was the first Millennium, or Super Maramu 2000, and I believe that all of the SM2ks had AutoProps, but I am not sure about 224.
 
Y
ou will 
compare the attached photo
of Hull #387
to your C-Drive, you may be able to figure it out.
 
 
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

 
 
 






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Refrigerator replacement AMEL54

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

I installed a Frigoboat G60035 with keel cooler.  Great!

Suggestion: do not get the separator units.  You get more useable volume by bulk loading.

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 27 Jul 2017, at 22:47, Thomas Peacock peacock8491@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I can give you something preliminary. We are also swapping out our old unit, a Frigoboat with a Danfoss 35 compressor; I though of just preparing, but the bottom of the box is very rusted, and it just did not seem to be worth it.


I can only assume that the 54 has the same dimensions as the SM. If so, here is what I have done so far:

Frigoboat makes a seemingly identical unit, the 130 (refers to capacity in liters, about 4.6 cubic feet for those in the one country that doesn’t do metric). The box is one part, and the compressor and fan are separate, just like the unit that I believe was installed on our boat at the factory. Coastal Climate the US will sell you the entire box/compressor for about $2,900. 

A nearly identical unit can also be bought from Isotherm for about $1,000. That’s what we are going with, looks like it should fit like a glove; it does not have the separate condenser that can lie underneath, but is integrated into the back of the unit. On paper it has the potential for much energy saving, variable speed compressor, digital thermostat, etc.

I don’t know much about the drawer models, I was not interested in them. 

Will report back after a (hopefully) smooth installation.

One last thought: as I was working on getting the old unit out, and trying to fix it, I was once again blown away at how easy, and enjoyable, it is to work on things on an Amel. I’m sure the old Captain was fastidious about making things accessible, just like he was with quality in general. I cannot imagine sailing a different boat.

Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
Rock Hall, Maryland


On Jul 27, 2017, at 1:45 PM, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Dear Amelians,
I'm considering to replace the refrigerator in the galley and am therefore looking for a model withe the same size, but hopefully has multiple drawers to store thinghs and is more energy efficient (not releasing all the cold air when open). Does anyone from the comminity have experience with other models / recommondations?
Best regards,
Alex Ramseyer
"NO STRESS" AMEL54#15
Grenada / Le Phare Bleu Marina







Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] metalized Amel logo on vent covers

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi John,

Indeed, I have SS AMEL logos on either side of the cockpit.  They were made and fitted by Emek marine….  They do SS well but that is the extent of their competence.

Good luck with your refit.

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 27 Jul 2017, at 22:08, john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I am in the middle of the refit of my older SM and while I probably should be focused more on the mundane items on my list like replacing hoses, I thought some fun cosmetic work needs to be mixed in.  


A while ago I watched a video of an older SM in which it appeared that the vent covers on the side of the cockpit had the logo redone in what appeared to be stainless steel.   I cannot recall where I saw the video, and I cannot now find it.  I believe it was SV Eleuthera, SM #007), is that correct Jean-Pierre?  If so could you tell me how it was accomplished?


                        Regards,   John


John Clark

SV Annie, SM 37

Charleston, SC

 


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] First SM 2000 Hull Number

Chris Shiels <rettirc@...>
 

Olivier, 

Thank you for the info, I have been sent a photo of the original prop with the s/n on the blades.  Only trouble is that there are only 2 of the 3 blades with the hub. 
I am not 100% sure that l shall get the original prob back in my possession, more concerning if there are other parts missing or there is damage from losing the blade.  
I do prefer a folding prop over a fixed, I hate drag!!!!!

A lot to do, we are arriving at the boat in a few days and there's still a lot to do. 

Chris 

On 28 Jul 2017, at 4:55 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks Olivier. I am sure Chris is also thankful for the information.

Best,

Bill Rouse

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:22 PM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello Bill and Chris,


hull # 167, 174, 202, and 210 have AUTOPROPS, first model with open stainless steel ball bearings. 146 and 156  have MAX-PROPS.
159 has a fixed prop. I think AMEL started with AUTOPROPS in 1996. However, at that time, some SMs still had a Maxprop (original), upon buyer's request (who didn't trust/like the cocker ears looking like strange prop!!).
I'm sure that hull 224 C-drive can bear an AUTOPROP.
I confirm the C-drive design has been modified in order to bear an AUTOPROP.
The first installed AUTOPROPS had open stainless steel bearings (for the blades).
The sealed bearings (steel balls) probably started in september 1999 with hull number around 275 (273 has it, 265 has open stainless steel bearings).

Have a good evening.

Olivier



On Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:43 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:


 
Jean,

Thanks for the information. BTW, I got my information on the first SM 2000 from Amel. 

I am absolutely positive that your hull 232 was not built in 2008. Did you accidentally make Satchimi 10 years younger? 😀


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 Jul 27, 2017 03:25, "'Jean Boucharlat' jean.boucharlat@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 
Bill (Rouse),
 
Just for the record : SM hull N° 232, delivered in late July 2008, was in fact the first SM 2000, even though it did not get the label on its rubbing strake. And she was fitted with an Autoprop.
I know that because I was the original owner, she was then named Satchimi and now Lady Anila, and this SM was built surreptitiously in the yard to avoid prying eyes while the “standard” SM’s were still being marketed.
She is the boat where Henri Amel threw a tantrum when he discovered a number of improvements he had been consulted about. So much so that, to put his mark on the new model, he came back the following day and ordered that all further model would have the, in my opinion infamous, blue floor boards! Just a piece of Amel trivia.
 
All the best to all,
 
Jean Boucharlat
Formerly SM 232
 
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com [mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups.com]
Sent: jeudi 27 juillet 2017 03:45
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller [1 Attachment]
 
 
[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]
Chris,
 
Are you absolutely sure that hull 224 will 
accommodate
 an AutoProp? 
 
As you may know the C-Drive case was modified during the Super Maramu's production to accommodate an AutoProp
. Prior to that modification Amel offered MaxProp
I know that Hull #240 was the first Millennium, or Super Maramu 2000, and I believe that all of the SM2ks had AutoProps, but I am not sure about 224.
 
Y
ou will 
compare the attached photo
of Hull #387
to your C-Drive, you may be able to figure it out.
 
 
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

 
 
 





Re: metalized Amel logo on vent covers

Rink De Haan
 

You also can order new logo stickers from Amel. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC pump -FOUND

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

I bought a shaft seal for $12- locally from an industrial supply.

In Colombia they were about $5-

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC pump -FOUND

 

 

Eric and all,

 

I just spoke with Maureen at Coastal Climate Control.

 

She gave me this information:

M3335H - Seal Kit for Calpeda pump B-CM20E (Climma part #M67270x) –currently in stock -$73.50

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  
http://amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC puimp

eric freedman
 

Alexandre,

Thanks. I sourced the shaft seals locally.

Just as a side note you have to be very careful with the graphite seat. It breaks easily.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC puimp

 

 

Good morning Eric,

Back in 2013 when I had my Calpeda pump overhauled.
Coastal Climate told me they had only a few rebuild kit left, so I bought 4.
The kits come with instruction on how to do the work.
Here is the link to the instruction:
https://www.coastalclimatecontrol.com/images/PDF/calpeda_pump_shaft_seal_replacement.pdf
Unfortunately that won’t tell me the shaft size.

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

--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 7/26/17, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] shaft seal for Calpeda AC puimp
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 4:58 PM


 









Hi,I
need to buy a spare shaft seal on the Calpeda pump that is
for my AC units.I
am repairing another pump and found a source for Metric
shaft seals , I thought I would, at the same time, buy a
spare for the Calpeda AC pump.Can
someone email me a photo and measurements of the seal and
the seat?There seems to be many configurations of
this seat and 4 different seat materials such as graphite ,
ceramic and a few others.I
can then order it at the same time. Fair Winds EricKimberlite Amel Super Maramu
#376  Kimberlite@...,___


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

eric freedman
 

Alan,

I ordered mine with lock down floorboards, it was an option.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:28 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

 

 

I actually quite like the "blue" floor boards !

What I don't like is that they cannot be locked down....I am working on that

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Refrigerator replacement AMEL54

greatketch@...
 

One of the things that everybody "knows" that is not true is that a front opening fridge is inefficient because "all the cold air falls out when you open it."

While it is true that the cold air DOES fall out, that really has a negligible effect on the efficiency of the box. It will take 100 times as much power to cool down that ONE warm beer as it does to cool all the warm air in the box.

This is one of those myths that somebody wrote once and everybody (almost) who has written about boat fridges ever since has copied without doing the numbers for themselves.

This assumes of course that the door seal actually seals and you are not cooling new air all the time even when the door is closed...

Give me a well insulated front opening fridge over a poorly insulated top opening box every time.  The problem on most boats is finding ANY well insulated fridge.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Swan's Island, Maine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Refrigerator replacement AMEL54

Thomas Peacock
 

I can give you something preliminary. We are also swapping out our old unit, a Frigoboat with a Danfoss 35 compressor; I though of just preparing, but the bottom of the box is very rusted, and it just did not seem to be worth it.

I can only assume that the 54 has the same dimensions as the SM. If so, here is what I have done so far:

Frigoboat makes a seemingly identical unit, the 130 (refers to capacity in liters, about 4.6 cubic feet for those in the one country that doesn’t do metric). The box is one part, and the compressor and fan are separate, just like the unit that I believe was installed on our boat at the factory. Coastal Climate the US will sell you the entire box/compressor for about $2,900. 

A nearly identical unit can also be bought from Isotherm for about $1,000. That’s what we are going with, looks like it should fit like a glove; it does not have the separate condenser that can lie underneath, but is integrated into the back of the unit. On paper it has the potential for much energy saving, variable speed compressor, digital thermostat, etc.

I don’t know much about the drawer models, I was not interested in them. 

Will report back after a (hopefully) smooth installation.

One last thought: as I was working on getting the old unit out, and trying to fix it, I was once again blown away at how easy, and enjoyable, it is to work on things on an Amel. I’m sure the old Captain was fastidious about making things accessible, just like he was with quality in general. I cannot imagine sailing a different boat.

Tom Peacock
SM #240 Aletes
Rock Hall, Maryland


On Jul 27, 2017, at 1:45 PM, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Dear Amelians,
I'm considering to replace the refrigerator in the galley and am therefore looking for a model withe the same size, but hopefully has multiple drawers to store thinghs and is more energy efficient (not releasing all the cold air when open). Does anyone from the comminity have experience with other models / recommondations?
Best regards,
Alex Ramseyer
"NO STRESS" AMEL54#15
Grenada / Le Phare Bleu Marina