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Re: Is a Monohull (AMEL) the right choice?

Dave_Benjamin
 

I agree it's quite an easy boat to sail. However, I don't think it's a good beginner boat. Better to really learn how to sail first. I can draw a similar analogy in that it's much easier to fly a modern glass cockpit jet than an old school piston twin, however that modern jet isn't something I want to see someone inexperienced flying. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Motor Mount Replacement

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Dennis,

in fact the rubber cylinders that you see have a built-in steel screw. That's the way they are secured, with bolts.
When you take down one full engine mount, you will understand. The most critical is the big one (that's inside the top steel casing) as it could be split from fatigue stress because it works sideways. This big rubber cylinder has a built-in steel screw AND a built-in steel nut on the other side.
Tell me if you get my picture. if not I will send it from my gmail address.

Bon courage.

Olivier


On Friday, February 3, 2017 4:44 PM, "Dennis Johns sbmesasailor@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Thanks Olivier, I'm pretty sure it is just the rubber part that went away.  I was thinking that I could find some hard rubber and cut it to size.  Is there something special about the rubber part that I don't know?

Replacing all the mounts is a bigger job than I was hoping for on an engine that has over 10,000 hours on it.  How about if I just replace the two rear ones?

Dennis



Re: Motor Mount Replacement

sbmesasailor
 

Thanks Olivier, I'm pretty sure it is just the rubber part that went away.  I was thinking that I could find some hard rubber and cut it to size.  Is there something special about the rubber part that I don't know?

Replacing all the mounts is a bigger job than I was hoping for on an engine that has over 10,000 hours on it.  How about if I just replace the two rear ones?

Dennis


Re: 1986 Maramu Bon Edda/Le Placide

Jacob Champness
 

Hull number 202


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Motor Mount Replacement

James Alton
 

Andy,

   Thanks for listing the work that you did on your Perkins along with some areas where you encountered problems.  It appears that tadiesels  (.com) carries replacement exhaust manifolds for the 4-154 but they are not listing a price.  I have sent them an inquiry.  I also came across an upgraded rear oil seal for this engine which is supposed to replace the original rope style that is said to be prone to leakage.  The rear seal on my engine is currently not leaking but I think that your suggestion to replace all seals possible while the engine is out to be good advice. 

   Before pulling my engine, I will also do a compression test.  Also since my engine only has a buzzer and a lite for oil pressure I will hook up a gauge to check those readings as well.

   
   I have not yet found anyone that sells a serpentine belt upgrade for the 4154 but I have some inquiries out on that one as well.  It is really good to hear that you feel that keeping your original engine was a good decision.  

   May I ask about  how many hours that you have on your engine now?

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Sardinia,  Italy

   

On Feb 3, 2017, at 6:29 AM, Andy Croney allezaubon@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi James,

We carried out the work back in 2014.

We decided to keep and refurbish our Perkins, after we removed it to fix an oil leak to the front of the engine and after the compression test the mechanic advised us to go along this route. However we did underestimate the time it would take to source and get all the necessary parts and do the work - our Perkins was built under license in North America and has some exotic bolt threads to the oil filter holders. These bolts were difficult to source in our part of the world.

The following is not exhaustive and from memory, basically with the engine out we tried to replace all hoses, cables , gaskets , seals ( oil seal, intake and exhaust manifold gaskets , valve cover and oil pan gaskets , rear housing and head gaskets , water pump gasket etc ) pumps , thermostat, injectors plus housings around the engine block - - from timing gear housing and cover , water pump back housing. We also installed a new lift pump , crankshaft pulley , tappets and valves etc - Heat Exchanger tube stack and rubber fittings plus New engine mounts. The motto being this is the time to do it. 

We also added two new Balmar alternators one dedicated to charge the start battery and one the house bank , the house bank charging alternator with a double pulley.

One thing we did not replace was the Heat Exchanger housing . This decision has come back to haunt me as on our last trip the manifold blew a hole - I am now in the process of sourcing a new housing ...... in hindsight this should have been replaced when the engine was out. 

To date we are happy with our decision and believe the Perkins to be a simple , over engineered workhouse, where parts should be readily available for some time to come.

Trust this is helpful.

Should you need any images let me know and I can forward these to your personal email.

Good luck !!

Andy 
Paladin Maramu #75




Re: Motor Mount Replacement

Andy Croney
 

Hi James,

We carried out the work back in 2014.

We decided to keep and refurbish our Perkins, after we removed it to fix an oil leak to the front of the engine and after the compression test the mechanic advised us to go along this route. However we did underestimate the time it would take to source and get all the necessary parts and do the work - our Perkins was built under license in North America and has some exotic bolt threads to the oil filter holders. These bolts were difficult to source in our part of the world.

The following is not exhaustive and from memory, basically with the engine out we tried to replace all hoses, cables , gaskets , seals ( oil seal, intake and exhaust manifold gaskets , valve cover and oil pan gaskets , rear housing and head gaskets , water pump gasket etc ) pumps , thermostat, injectors plus housings around the engine block - - from timing gear housing and cover , water pump back housing. We also installed a new lift pump , crankshaft pulley , tappets and valves etc - Heat Exchanger tube stack and rubber fittings plus New engine mounts. The motto being this is the time to do it.

We also added two new Balmar alternators one dedicated to charge the start battery and one the house bank , the house bank charging alternator with a double pulley.

One thing we did not replace was the Heat Exchanger housing . This decision has come back to haunt me as on our last trip the manifold blew a hole - I am now in the process of sourcing a new housing ...... in hindsight this should have been replaced when the engine was out.

To date we are happy with our decision and believe the Perkins to be a simple , over engineered workhouse, where parts should be readily available for some time to come.

Trust this is helpful.

Should you need any images let me know and I can forward these to your personal email.

Good luck !!

Andy
Paladin Maramu #75


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FURLING MOTORS

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello John,

you need to drill the rivets in order to release the furler (with manual furling sheave) from the foil.
Then, at a mechanic workshop, the sheave can be extracted from the stainless steel shaft thanks to a hydraulic press.
If the motor runs free, the bronze gear teeth are probably worn out. You will see that if you find  golden dust/particles in the grease, when you remove the motor. If the gear is OK, then the key between the motor's shaft and the worm screw may be damaged.
AMEM may not have the bronze gear anymore, but you should be able to have one machined at a good mechanic workshop.

Good luck.

Olivier.



On Thursday, February 2, 2017 9:43 PM, "JOHN HAYES johnhayes862@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Morning Bill (well it is here),

Wondered if you or anyone else out there might have advice on how to remove the fibreglass encased gearbox from the headsail furler?

We had a couple of days being knocked about by 50 knot winds coming down NZ’s east coast and the fuller failed. The motor is fine and works so the issue is in the gearbox or its worm drive.

We have no drawings and the disc spinner above the gear box (for furling by rope) wont detach after removing what seem to be the fixing nuts. Is it necessary to drill out the rivets ??


How does one detach the gearbox from the forestay foil?

Any help gratefully received 

John Hayes

 Nga Waka Santorin hull 41 

From: <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Reply-To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, 21 November 2016 at 5:26 AM
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FURLING MOTORS

 
Main furl and outhaul motors are the same on your SM. Genoa furler motor is different. These SM motors rarely fail. But sometimes require cleaning and brush replacements. The gearboxes on the Main furler and outhaul will probably fail before the motors, but you can probably get double the life that you have in those gearboxes by adding a method to grease the gearboxes. Two tapped holes normally filled with nylon screws, which for greasing once a year, are removed. One hole is then temporarily fitted with a grease fitting, the other hole is overflow. Pump grease until you have overflow. Remove the grease fitting and replace the nylon screws.  Search photos on this website for photos of this.
For motors, brushes for the motors and gearboxes write SAV"at"AMEL.FR. Include your hull number and it is always a good idea to include a photo of specifically what you want. Give them a list with photos and ask for availability and price. They will take a credit card.
Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Nov 20, 2016 12:04 PM, "pjp@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Peter Pappas here Supermamu2000 #369. I am looking to purchase spares for the Genoa Furling Motor, the Main Furling Motor, and the Main Out Haul motor. Are these all the same motor or do I need to purchase all three separately. Thanks for your help



1986 Maramu Bon Edda/Le Placide

Jacob Champness
 

Hi all.


I wondered if anyone knew anything about the 1986 Maramu currently named Le Placide (formerly Bon Edda) and located at JC's in St Martin.  I'm interested in this vessel and I know there's no better place to track down the back story of any Amel than right here...


Thanks!

Jacob


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Motor Mount Replacement

David Wallace
 

Hi Dennis,
We replaced our mounts in 2007 but the engine was out at the time so I don’t have direct experience with your task. I’m not on the boat right now but if I remember how the mounts are constructed I think you will definitely have to lift the engine. If you back off the nuts on the two front mounts to the top of their studs and then remove the nuts from the aft mount studs, you should be able to lift the engine enough to be able to remove the mount after removing the two bolts that hold it to the frame. I did essentially this when I had to lift the rear of the engine to remove the bell housing so I could replace the damper plate. Lifting was not difficult with a heavy beam across the seats and a come-along. And as Oliver said, you would need to uncouple the shaft first.  Don’t forget to put a hose clamp or two on it to restrict how far aft it can go.  I’m probably telling you stuff that you already know.  Good luck!
Dave
s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104
Puerto Escondido, Sea of Cortez
 

On Feb 1, 2017, at 2:14 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Denis,

I should think so, although I've not done it on a Maramu. You may even be able to do it without disconnecting the drive train, or even the other motor mounts, relying on the flex in the coupling and motor mounts to give you enough wiggle room to slip in the new mount. Although being the aft mount, closest to the drive coupling may not allow it. Seems worth a go and you can always disconnect anything that prevents doing so. Maybe Airops Dave or other Maramu owners can give you more precise input.
Sounds like a fun project - enjoy!
Craig Briggs, SN#68 Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

My 34 year old Perkins has lost a motor mount and I've never replaced one.  I presume the engine has to be lifted.  The motor mount is port side aft, can I get away with disconnecting the drive train and lifting just the rear?

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu #121
Currently in St. Barts



Re: replacement faucets

jjjk12s@...
 

Jeff,

 

A good supplier of Barka Italian taps is Penguin Engineering in UK who do mail-order. Not sure about the 54 but some of them match the older Amels and probably better quality chrome plating than on non-branded. They have pictures on their website.

 

I don't know what sort of insulation is in the 54, but really rather than duct tape aluminium foil tape like that used to cover joins in foil backed roof insulation would be probably be better as far as fire resistance goes.  

 

John, Maramu #91, Popeye


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FURLING MOTORS

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

John,

I think that the early Santorins had a different furler than the furler I am familiar with in latter Santorins and Super Maramus. The later model is encased in an aluminum housing. I am fairly certain that both models are worm gear driven because there is no brake to stop rotation. Early Super Maramus and Santorins had rivets which secured the foil which need to be drilled for removal. I have not done this job myself, but have watched the job done.

Hopefully someone who has first-hand knowledge will respond with more detail.

But, if Amel SAV (sav"AT"amel.fr) does not have parts, those gears can be cut is a equipped machine shop.

Good luck

Bill
ex-BeBe
Currently Galveston

On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 2:23 PM, JOHN HAYES johnhayes862@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Morning Bill (well it is here),

Wondered if you or anyone else out there might have advice on how to remove the fibreglass encased gearbox from the headsail furler?

We had a couple of days being knocked about by 50 knot winds coming down NZ’s east coast and the fuller failed. The motor is fine and works so the issue is in the gearbox or its worm drive.

We have no drawings and the disc spinner above the gear box (for furling by rope) wont detach after removing what seem to be the fixing nuts. Is it necessary to drill out the rivets ??


How does one detach the gearbox from the forestay foil?

Any help gratefully received 

John Hayes

 Nga Waka Santorin hull 41 

From: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> on behalf of "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, 21 November 2016 at 5:26 AM
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FURLING MOTORS

 

Main furl and outhaul motors are the same on your SM. Genoa furler motor is different. These SM motors rarely fail. But sometimes require cleaning and brush replacements. The gearboxes on the Main furler and outhaul will probably fail before the motors, but you can probably get double the life that you have in those gearboxes by adding a method to grease the gearboxes. Two tapped holes normally filled with nylon screws, which for greasing once a year, are removed. One hole is then temporarily fitted with a grease fitting, the other hole is overflow. Pump grease until you have overflow. Remove the grease fitting and replace the nylon screws.  Search photos on this website for photos of this.

For motors, brushes for the motors and gearboxes write SAV"at"AMEL.FR. Include your hull number and it is always a good idea to include a photo of specifically what you want. Give them a list with photos and ask for availa bility and price. They will take a credit card.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Nov 20, 2016 12:04 PM, "pjp@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Peter Pappas here Supermamu2000 #369. I am looking to purchase spares for the Genoa Furling Motor, the Main Furling Motor, and the Main Out Haul motor. Are these all the same motor or do I need to purchase all three separately. Thanks for your help



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FURLING MOTORS

JOHN HAYES
 

Morning Bill (well it is here),

Wondered if you or anyone else out there might have advice on how to remove the fibreglass encased gearbox from the headsail furler?

We had a couple of days being knocked about by 50 knot winds coming down NZ’s east coast and the fuller failed. The motor is fine and works so the issue is in the gearbox or its worm drive.

We have no drawings and the disc spinner above the gear box (for furling by rope) wont detach after removing what seem to be the fixing nuts. Is it necessary to drill out the rivets ??


How does one detach the gearbox from the forestay foil?

Any help gratefully received 

John Hayes

 Nga Waka Santorin hull 41 

From: <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Reply-To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, 21 November 2016 at 5:26 AM
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FURLING MOTORS

 

Main furl and outhaul motors are the same on your SM. Genoa furler motor is different. These SM motors rarely fail. But sometimes require cleaning and brush replacements. The gearboxes on the Main furler and outhaul will probably fail before the motors, but you can probably get double the life that you have in those gearboxes by adding a method to grease the gearboxes. Two tapped holes normally filled with nylon screws, which for greasing once a year, are removed. One hole is then temporarily fitted with a grease fitting, the other hole is overflow. Pump grease until you have overflow. Remove the grease fitting and replace the nylon screws.  Search photos on this website for photos of this.

For motors, brushes for the motors and gearboxes write SAV"at"AMEL.FR. Include your hull number and it is always a good idea to include a photo of specifically what you want. Give them a list with photos and ask for availability and price. They will take a credit card.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Nov 20, 2016 12:04 PM, "pjp@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Peter Pappas here Supermamu2000 #369. I am looking to purchase spares for the Genoa Furling Motor, the Main Furling Motor, and the Main Out Haul motor. Are these all the same motor or do I need to purchase all three separately. Thanks for your help


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] replacement faucets

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] replacement faucets

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Jeff,
I found an identical galley faucet in the local (New Zealand) hardware/home supply company Mitre 10.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Friday, 3 February 2017 4:27 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] replacement faucets

 

Good Morning Amelians!
I need to replace my galley and head faucets.
Has anyone done a switch before? If so, any recommendation on replacements, and advise on the job itself?

Also, what is the best source for the rubber gasket stripping used on all lockers?

General question: Has anyone experienced extensive flaking off of the black plastic film coating over the engine room heat/sound deafening material?  I'm peeling a lot of mine off as it is an awful nuisance, and plan to put a sticky (stick on side)  black duct tape over the soundproofing material to replace the peeling black film.



Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14





replacement faucets

JEFFREY KRAUS
 


Good Morning Amelians!

I need to replace my galley and head faucets.

Has anyone done a switch before? If so, any recommendation on replacements, and advise on the job itself?


Also, what is the best source for the rubber gasket stripping used on all lockers?

General question: Has anyone experienced extensive flaking off of the black plastic film coating over the engine room heat/sound deafening material?  I'm peeling a lot of mine off as it is an awful nuisance, and plan to put a sticky (stick on side)  black duct tape over the soundproofing material to replace the peeling black film.



Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Motor Mount Replacement

James Alton
 

Andy,

   My Maramu #220 also has the Perkins 4154.  I was originally thinking of putting in a more modern engine with a smaller footprint, but after using the boat last year I was so happy with the engine and think now that I would like to stay with the original.  The engine  has 3,700 hours on it, doesn’t leak any oil, seems healthy so I think it could have thousands of hours left yet.   Can you tell me what you did when you refurbished your engine?  I would like to install a large case Alternator  (or at least a HO alternator) ..if possible with a serpentine belt in the location once used by the mechanical refrigeration pump on the upper stb. side of the engine.  Do you know whether this can be done?

   Thanks Oliver for the mount information!

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Sardinia,  Italy

On Feb 2, 2017, at 5:43 AM, Andy Croney allezaubon@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Dennis,

We have refurbished our old Perkins where by we had to remove the engine and then reinstall - all relatively easy due to the great design of an Amel.

From our experience you should be able to get way with it .

Good luck and all the best !

Andy
Paladin #75




Re: Motor Mount Replacement

Andy Croney
 

Hi Dennis,

We have refurbished our old Perkins where by we had to remove the engine and then reinstall - all relatively easy due to the great design of an Amel.

From our experience you should be able to get way with it .

Good luck and all the best !

Andy
Paladin #75


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Is a Monohull (AMEL) the right choice?

SV Perigee
 

I would agree with Danny, that the AMEL is "the" boat - not that I could ever claim to be objective about it.

When I was seeking info and advice whilst considering relocating our new purchase south from Newport to Martinique, I had many council me that I was crazy about even thinking about taking my first owned boat - and a 'big' 53ft one at that - oceanic; rather than day-trips hugging the coast and laying up in safe harbour overnight.  I 'get it'.  And advice not to go offshore for at least 12 months, becuase 'things break', and 'bad things happen', until you know the boat, well, I get that too.  However, my thinking was that, if ever there is a boat in which to be doing such stuff, then the AMEL is the one to be doing it in.  That's exactly why we bought this boat, so how could we now NOT have confidence in that decision?

After 6 weeks doing full systems checks, laying in safety gear for "if things go horribly wrong" - new life raft, flares, EPRIB, we all know the score here - plus replacing the bodgy bits of kit (Dacron halyards, siezed turning blocks, incorrectly specc'd water pumps, and so on), retuning the rig to AMEL specs, updating COMMs gear and sundry other 'stuff', the shakedown to Annapolis could not find any reason (except my own nerves and confidence) why not to head on out to the deep blue.

My decision to head on out considered, of course, equal counsel from those with vast expereince living abooard an AMEL (THANK YOU BILL R.) to '"trust your boat, she is designed exactly for this, and can handle more than you can". 

With able crew on-board, we encountered everything from 50+ hours motoring straight, to about 5 days of strong gales (35G42), seas steady 4-5m, a short time at 6+ and breaking, larger and steeper when encountering crossing wave-trains, and PERIGEE handled it all well within her capabilities.  I did need to keep her reigned-in to keep the speed down into the 6.5 - 7.5kn range; she would easily and happily added 2 knots plus more surfing, but I was really trying to sail conservatively, despite the exhilaration of seeing 9s and above from time to time (with the boat moving comfortably, perhaps even more so, at the higher speeds).  Nothing broke, except the printer and microwave (which were not properly secured - my bad - can't blame the design for that).

This whole re-positioning trip validated everything I had come to hope for after a few years of study about AMELs, in comparison to all the other well-recommended bluewater cruisers out there.  Now, with about 3 months on-board, and 2,500nm sailing our AMEL to date, I have absolutely no doubts that we did the right thing to take our time to save a little more, and look far and wide to find the right AMEL for us.  This is even though we still have quite some work yet to be done to make her ready for prolonged remote-area cruising, and there may yet be some 'surpises' in store for us.

Again, clearly I am not objective, but it is what it is.  Hope this helps someone in their quest to find their boat, whether AMEL or not.

Blue skies,

David
SV Perigee, SM#396, Martinique

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, 05:02, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Hi Dave,
good to see you up again. Cant agree though. We have progressed through monohulls from 26 ft to 30 ft to 42 ft and then 53 ft.. The Amel Super Maramu is by FAR the easiest to sail. Ask my wife. Yes we are very experienced but its not the experienced that makes it easy, its the comprehensive design. It was designed for a couple to sail around the world SAFELY and Amel did a superb job. As I age (I must eventually) there is no way Ill go down to a 40 footer, we own the easiest boat to sail..... on the planet, (in my opinion)
Cheers
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "Dave Benjamin dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thursday, 2 February 2017 3:35 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Is a Monohull (AMEL) the right choice?

 
Whew. What a debate.
There are so many considerations which are not objective. Personally I prefer the motion of a monohull so I can't see going with the cat.. And I certainly don't trust some of the production cats the way I can an Amel. I got asked to help deliver a cat from La Paz to Puerto Rico with a good friend. I couldn't accept due to scheduling conflicts but on that delivery the furniture broke loose from the hull and things were a real mess. The captain was a guy I've sailed many miles with and trust implicitly. He's not the guy who pushes a boat too hard. 

I think what you may want to do is not buy a big cruising boat right off the bat. Get something smaller to learn about sailing and cruising. I'm thinking something along the lines of a 40' monohull. Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're wondering if you should buy an Amel 54 or a 50' catamaran, you may not be ready for either. 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Motor Mount Replacement

Beaute Olivier
 

Good morning Dennis,

if your engine mounts are original, you should consider replacing them all.
Your drive train is not flexible. So, you need to disconnect it in order to replace the engine mounts.
If you have a PERKINS 4154, you have probably the specific engine mounts designed and made by AMEL.
These mounts are made of two square steel parts (one bolted into the timber supports bonded with the hull, the other one bolted through the engine steel cradle). These steel parts are probably not damaged but you need to get the rubber parts that are bolted into these parts. They are still available from AMEL.
If one of the steel parts is broken, a good mechanic workshop/machine shop will be able to make a new one.

Good luck

Olivier


On Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:14 PM, "sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]"


 
Hi Denis,
I should think so, although I've not done it on a Maramu. You may even be able to do it without disconnecting the drive train, or even the other motor mounts, relying on the flex in the coupling and motor mounts to give you enough wiggle room to slip in the new mount. Although being the aft mount, closest to the drive coupling may not allow it. Seems worth a go and you can always disconnect anything that prevents doing so. Maybe Airops Dave or other Maramu owners can give you more precise input.
Sounds like a fun project - enjoy!
Craig Briggs, SN#68 Sangaris


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

My 34 year old Perkins has lost a motor mount and I've never replaced one.  I presume the engine has to be lifted.  The motor mount is port side aft, can I get away with disconnecting the drive train and lifting just the rear?

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu #121
Currently in St. Barts



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Is a Monohull (AMEL) the right choice?

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Dave,
good to see you up again. Cant agree though. We have progressed through monohulls from 26 ft to 30 ft to 42 ft and then 53 ft.. The Amel Super Maramu is by FAR the easiest to sail. Ask my wife. Yes we are very experienced but its not the experienced that makes it easy, its the comprehensive design. It was designed for a couple to sail around the world SAFELY and Amel did a superb job. As I age (I must eventually) there is no way Ill go down to a 40 footer, we own the easiest boat to sail..... on the planet, (in my opinion)
Cheers
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "Dave Benjamin dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Sent: Thursday, 2 February 2017 3:35 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Is a Monohull (AMEL) the right choice?

 
Whew. What a debate.
There are so many considerations which are not objective. Personally I prefer the motion of a monohull so I can't see going with the cat.. And I certainly don't trust some of the production cats the way I can an Amel. I got asked to help deliver a cat from La Paz to Puerto Rico with a good friend. I couldn't accept due to scheduling conflicts but on that delivery the furniture broke loose from the hull and things were a real mess. The captain was a guy I've sailed many miles with and trust implicitly. He's not the guy who pushes a boat too hard. 

I think what you may want to do is not buy a big cruising boat right off the bat. Get something smaller to learn about sailing and cruising. I'm thinking something along the lines of a 40' monohull. Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're wondering if you should buy an Amel 54 or a 50' catamaran, you may not be ready for either.