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Re: Antigua riggers

 

Nick,

There are options in Antigua, but none in the entire Caribbean are better than Caraibe Marine Greement (Rigging) in Martinique. They are a Preferred Vendor and have rerigged at least 50 SMs & 54s that I am aware of.
Contact: 
Gaëtan RIVET
+596 ( 0 ) 696 41 56 42
gaetan@...

contact@...  
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 2:46 PM Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal via groups.io <svrascal=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi, can anyone please recommend a rigger here in Antigua who has experience in replacing a forestay on my SM please?

I have the ACMO forestay with me, but looking for someone who has done this successfully here in Antigua

many thanks 


Antigua riggers

Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal
 

Hi, can anyone please recommend a rigger here in Antigua who has experience in replacing a forestay on my SM please?

I have the ACMO forestay with me, but looking for someone who has done this successfully here in Antigua

many thanks 


Re: Onan group on SM number 32

 

Juan,

Over the years of production, some Onan generators have Normally Closed (NC) sensors and other Onans have Normally Open sensors (NO). Just because some other Super Maramu had NC sensors does not mean that your SM has the same. Attached is a page from my Amel Book that explains some of this.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 1:03 PM Juan de Zulueta <jdezulue@...> wrote:
Hi Kent,

Thanks for your advise.
Next time my Onan will shut down i will try to short circuit the exhaust sensor or the coolant sensor to identify the origin of the pb. 

Best regards

Juan de Zulueta
Ophelie X
SM 32

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 11 janv. 2021 à 14:53, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> a écrit :


Hi Juan,
Thank you for answering my post about transmission .
I had a similar issue with my ONAN shutting down and found that the sensor on the exhaust elbow was faulty.  I had a spare and was back underway in a short time.  Some Onans have a normally closed temp switch that opens when the temp is too high. If you have that kind, and don't have a spare, short the two sensor wires and it should start.  If you have the normally open switch that closed when the temp gets too high, you can disconnect the sensor and it should start.
  In either case, regularly check the temps at your oil filter and exhaust whenever running it until you can get a replacement.

Hope that's the problem on your Onan, easy fix.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Onan group on SM number 32

Juan de Zulueta
 

Hi Kent,

Thanks for your advise.
Next time my Onan will shut down i will try to short circuit the exhaust sensor or the coolant sensor to identify the origin of the pb. 

Best regards

Juan de Zulueta
Ophelie X
SM 32

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 11 janv. 2021 à 14:53, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...> a écrit :


Hi Juan,
Thank you for answering my post about transmission .
I had a similar issue with my ONAN shutting down and found that the sensor on the exhaust elbow was faulty.  I had a spare and was back underway in a short time.  Some Onans have a normally closed temp switch that opens when the temp is too high. If you have that kind, and don't have a spare, short the two sensor wires and it should start.  If you have the normally open switch that closed when the temp gets too high, you can disconnect the sensor and it should start.
  In either case, regularly check the temps at your oil filter and exhaust whenever running it until you can get a replacement.

Hope that's the problem on your Onan, easy fix.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Onan group on SM number 32

karkauai
 

Hi Juan,
Thank you for answering my post about transmission .
I had a similar issue with my ONAN shutting down and found that the sensor on the exhaust elbow was faulty.  I had a spare and was back underway in a short time.  Some Onans have a normally closed temp switch that opens when the temp is too high. If you have that kind, and don't have a spare, short the two sensor wires and it should start.  If you have the normally open switch that closed when the temp gets too high, you can disconnect the sensor and it should start.
  In either case, regularly check the temps at your oil filter and exhaust whenever running it until you can get a replacement.

Hope that's the problem on your Onan, easy fix.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

James Watkins
 

It required removing nearly
All of the forward head trim. A plastic unit that fit behind the panels which were replaced. I think I may
Have some
Pictures and will try
To find them

Best regards
Jim Watkins
Ps. Probably best to do this on direct email feather than the forum unless
Others are interested. 

On Monday, January 11, 2021, 7:13 PM, Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine <Ourbigboatyadventure@...> wrote:

Hi James,

Ahhh, no the boat is in the UK & we're currently in Portugal.  

Can I ask if it was timely, costly, and/or involved ripping the boat apart?  

We're heading back to the UK & will be living on board, so wondering how much of a headache it would be.

Thanks,

Sarah 

Sea Love, Hull 161

On Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 17:30 James Watkins via groups.io, <ewatk49734=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have Maramu hull 185 and while there was no holding tank in the forward head there was one in the aft head.  I had it done by a knowledgeable Amel person and can recommend hs contact.  I assume you are in the US?  

 

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Owner Act II Maramu hull 185

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 6:18 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Hi everyone,

 

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

 

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Sarah & Trev 

Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher Parts

 

I have purchased parts from him in the past but had a German owner contact him for me. He is a dealer/repair shop and has limited parts. Your email matches the one I have and I also have this:
Gerhard Huber

Ersatzteilverkauf
Schabauer Service & Vertrieb GmbH
IZ NÖ Süd, Str. 2a, Obj.M39/1
A-2355 Wr. Neudorf

Tel.:  02236 8120 73

Fax.: 02236 8120 14

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 11:05 AM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Kenneth,

 

Please be sure to post your findings. Our evacuation pump causes the breaker to pop. Otherwise, the dishwasher still works. I would like to get this operational again since we used it often while on anchor.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:50 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher Parts

 

All,

I have a Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher, and would like keep Aquarius stock.  But, need to get spare parts for the dishwasher.  I have emailed ersatzteile@schabauer-service dot at , but have not received a response.  The evacuation pump is out, and might try to find a replacement which is similar if I can not get the exact replacement.

Any thoughts on what I should do.

Thanks!

Kenneth Powers
Aquarius sm2k262


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
 

Hi James,

Ahhh, no the boat is in the UK & we're currently in Portugal.  

Can I ask if it was timely, costly, and/or involved ripping the boat apart?  

We're heading back to the UK & will be living on board, so wondering how much of a headache it would be.

Thanks,

Sarah 

Sea Love, Hull 161

On Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 17:30 James Watkins via groups.io, <ewatk49734=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have Maramu hull 185 and while there was no holding tank in the forward head there was one in the aft head.  I had it done by a knowledgeable Amel person and can recommend hs contact.  I assume you are in the US?  

 

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Owner Act II Maramu hull 185

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 6:18 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Hi everyone,

 

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

 

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Sarah & Trev 

Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Heater

Karen Smith
 

Paul,

Our boat came to us equipped with reverse cycle air conditioning units.  They work well keeping the boat comfortable down to about 0C. Something to be aware of with this kind of unit, it that it does not work when the water temperatures drop below about 5C.  They are quite energy efficient, actually using a bit less power than they do when cooling.  They each deliver about 2,000 Watts of heat while using a bit less than 900 Watts of electricity.

Amel also equipped our boat with resistance heaters, one in each cabin.  They draw a lot of power, if they were all running about 20 Amps, more than the shore power connection could support.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
The boat is in Charleston, we are finishing up a delivery job in Jolly Harbor, Antigua


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Dennis Johns
 

Hello Sarah & Trevor,

I have a 35 gallon holding tank installed in the port/aft cockpit lazarette (pretty sure you'll need to get it custom made).  Here are a couple of hints:
1)  I have runs from the forward and aft heads done in PVC.  Using a few 22 degree fittings, it is not too difficult to make the runs and you will never need to replace the very expensive "sanitary" hose when the stink becomes too much.  While you are at it, I suggest you run PVC in the anti-siphon loop as well.  These two actions will keep your heads and saloon from becoming an embarrassment.
2)  If you can heel the boat over in a slip (mast halyard to a cleat), the thru hull can be installed just above the water line.
3)  Be sure to install the macerator at the level of the drain.  Don't make the macerator draw the waste up from the bottom of the tank as it will quit on you before its time and replacing it is not fun if you aren't near a clean out station (ask me how I know this).
4)  Don't be cheap on the deck clean out cap.  The plastic cap will be exposed to UV rays for long periods of time and eventually will degrade to the point where you have to break it to do a clean out.

Good Luck

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu #121

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 9:18 AM Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine <Ourbigboatyadventure@...> wrote:
Hi everyone,

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Sarah & Trev 
Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Headsail roller furling replacement motors

 

Rod,

You may want to take the current motor to this place in Antigua:
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Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 2:40 PM Rod Glassford <rod@...> wrote:
Hello all Amel owners! I’m new to the site, and too our Amel . We own a 1986 Amel Maramu and need too get a replacement (spare) headsail furling motor. Does anyone know what is available?
cheers,
Rod


Re: Onan group on SM number 32

 

Juan,

Also, Bill Kinney may still be there in Jolly Harbour aboard an Amel Super Maramu RASCAL. Bill Kinney may be able to help you before he leaves. +1415-488-6755 greatketch@.... Bill will be the best person with the most experience. If Bill & Karen have left, David Walter in my previous email.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 11:25 AM Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Juan,

Contact David Walter in Jolly Harbour:
image.png


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 6:42 AM Juan de Zulueta <jdezulue@...> wrote:
Bill,

I have indeed an infrared medical thermometer. I will use it to check.
I was as well wondering if my problem could come from the thermostat?
I am currently in Antigua do yo know if there is a Onan dealer selling spare parts in Antigua ? I did not find any on the website of Cummins Onan.

Juan de Zulueta
+33680895892
sent from my Ipad.

Le 10 janv. 2021 à 19:17, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> a écrit :


Juan,

You should have something like this. It will help you with many things:
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If you have a meat thermometer, it can work. Something like this:
<image.png>

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 4:39 PM Juan de Zulueta <jdezulue@...> wrote:
Bill, I changed the impeller but I did not check temperature of the oil neither of the exhaust
i am not sure what type of thermometer I can use .
I checked coolant level , see water temp, coolant temp in the hoses before and after heat exchanger but only by hand and not using thermometer
 


thanks again for your answer


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

James Watkins
 

I have Maramu hull 185 and while there was no holding tank in the forward head there was one in the aft head.  I had it done by a knowledgeable Amel person and can recommend hs contact.  I assume you are in the US?  

 

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Owner Act II Maramu hull 185

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 6:18 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Hi everyone,

 

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

 

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Sarah & Trev 

Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Onan group on SM number 32

 

Juan,

Contact David Walter in Jolly Harbour:
image.png


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 6:42 AM Juan de Zulueta <jdezulue@...> wrote:
Bill,

I have indeed an infrared medical thermometer. I will use it to check.
I was as well wondering if my problem could come from the thermostat?
I am currently in Antigua do yo know if there is a Onan dealer selling spare parts in Antigua ? I did not find any on the website of Cummins Onan.

Juan de Zulueta
+33680895892
sent from my Ipad.

Le 10 janv. 2021 à 19:17, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> a écrit :


Juan,

You should have something like this. It will help you with many things:
<image.png>


If you have a meat thermometer, it can work. Something like this:
<image.png>

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 4:39 PM Juan de Zulueta <jdezulue@...> wrote:
Bill, I changed the impeller but I did not check temperature of the oil neither of the exhaust
i am not sure what type of thermometer I can use .
I checked coolant level , see water temp, coolant temp in the hoses before and after heat exchanger but only by hand and not using thermometer
 


thanks again for your answer


Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
 

Hi everyone,

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Sarah & Trev 
Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Prop is spinning freely

Juan de Zulueta
 

Dear Kent,

I have changed my engine for a yanmar 4jh4hte 6 years ago. Since my Super Maramu was built in 1990, It had the old transmission installed on it. Amel recommandation was to change the transmission to the new one more robust. My engine has now 1800 hours, since we have a mechanical transmission we don t need the brake.
Amel told me at that time that if I had the new transmission installed there was no need to change it.
Since your super Maramu is number 243 I believe you should have the new version installed on your boat.

Juan de Zulueta
Super Maramu 32
Ophélie X

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 11 janv. 2021 à 11:59, karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...> a écrit :


Bill K,
Thank you for this clear explanation of the Hurth/ZF transmissions. I haven't read this anywhere before and have never understood why my helm has a sign that says in French, not to put in reverse while sailing. When I switched from AutoProp to be MaxProp, I read that I should put in reverse until it stopped turning, then back to neutral. I have just finished a maintenance of the Autoprop and reinstalled it to see how it performs compared to the MaxProp.  I now know that if it turns while sailing, it is safe to put the transmission in forward, but not reverse.

Now for the next question...
When I repowered from Volvo TMD22 (78HP} to Yanmar 4JH4HTE, (110HP), I was assured by the Yanmar dealer and mechanic (Danny Ramos in Fajardo; top Volvo mechanic in the Caribbean at the time) that the existing transmission was ok to reuse.  It has had no problems after ~1200 hours using the MaxProp.  But now I am worried that it may not be quite up to the job.  Does anyone have thoughts or recommendations about that? 

Should I just replace it with a new, more
robust one? If I use the Z25F, that means adding a shaft brake, right? Are there other robust mechanical transmissions that wouldn't require the brake? Any downsides to that?

Or have the transmission inspected, and put it back in if everything looks OK?

Or, with 1200hours already on the transmission with the new engine, just assume it is Ok and leave it alone?

Thanks again Bill K, your post is a game-changer for me!

Happy New Year, everyone!
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243





--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher Parts

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Kenneth,

 

Please be sure to post your findings. Our evacuation pump causes the breaker to pop. Otherwise, the dishwasher still works. I would like to get this operational again since we used it often while on anchor.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Sunday, January 10, 2021 7:50 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher Parts

 

All,

I have a Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher, and would like keep Aquarius stock.  But, need to get spare parts for the dishwasher.  I have emailed ersatzteile@schabauer-service dot at , but have not received a response.  The evacuation pump is out, and might try to find a replacement which is similar if I can not get the exact replacement.

Any thoughts on what I should do.

Thanks!

Kenneth Powers
Aquarius sm2k262


Re: Prop is spinning freely

karkauai
 

Bill K,
Thank you for this clear explanation of the Hurth/ZF transmissions. I haven't read this anywhere before and have never understood why my helm has a sign that says in French, not to put in reverse while sailing. When I switched from AutoProp to be MaxProp, I read that I should put in reverse until it stopped turning, then back to neutral. I have just finished a maintenance of the Autoprop and reinstalled it to see how it performs compared to the MaxProp.  I now know that if it turns while sailing, it is safe to put the transmission in forward, but not reverse.

Now for the next question...
When I repowered from Volvo TMD22 (78HP} to Yanmar 4JH4HTE, (110HP), I was assured by the Yanmar dealer and mechanic (Danny Ramos in Fajardo; top Volvo mechanic in the Caribbean at the time) that the existing transmission was ok to reuse.  It has had no problems after ~1200 hours using the MaxProp.  But now I am worried that it may not be quite up to the job.  Does anyone have thoughts or recommendations about that? 

Should I just replace it with a new, more
robust one? If I use the Z25F, that means adding a shaft brake, right? Are there other robust mechanical transmissions that wouldn't require the brake? Any downsides to that?

Or have the transmission inspected, and put it back in if everything looks OK?

Or, with 1200hours already on the transmission with the new engine, just assume it is Ok and leave it alone?

Thanks again Bill K, your post is a game-changer for me!

Happy New Year, everyone!
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243





--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Standing rigging

Bernd Spanner
 

Dear All,

please share your opinion and if available views from a professional stand point, eg. metallurgy, material fatigue, etc about standing rigging when experienced in this field.
There are so many opinions around like changing after 7 years, contracting a surveyor, does not need to be changed on high quality yachts like AMEL, HR, etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Onan group on SM number 32

Juan de Zulueta
 

Bill,
 
I did checked the temperature of the exhaust elbow and oil filter :
exhaust elbow temp is 41,5 C
oil filter 79,5 C

these seems OK according to your rec.
any other idea ? Could this come from the water temp switch shutoff S2 ?

best regards

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