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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Salvage 1989 Maramu Announcement

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

sorry to hear about the (promised ?) demise of your boat.
happens in winter, (3 major fires in french ports since Nov-2016)  boats left with mains line feeding boat & boat left unattended.
So as port masters issued notice that boats left unattended (nobody on board or no regular Watch provided) are disconnected from shore supply after 48 hrs ...

Several Maramu's advertised now in Western Mediterranean, going at an average of 80 KEuros asking price (count on minor 10 K ? work to be done).
a few are sold at lower prices (60 to 70 K) but call for more work as left abandonned by ageing owners, not sailing any longer, calling for too high a price for 'would be round the globe sailors', & still paying port charges & insurance yearly.

hope you find buyers for you boat & get back on the water soon

christian alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu 116 now in Canet Roussillon






De : "rossny@... [amelyachtowners]"
À : amelyachtowners@...
Envoyé le : Lundi 22 mai 2017 20h59
Objet : [Amel Yacht Owners] Salvage 1989 Maramu Announcement

 
Hi All,
My non-repairable fire damaged Maramu is now being auctioned off to the highest bidder by the insurance company. If you need everything but the (damaged) hull including a new 75HP Yanmar, all rigging except the parts that were toasted, spars with rebuilt furling motors, new electric panels and a mile of new wire and lots of spares then this might be for you. Ask Joel if the parts on this 1989 will fit on your boat. The salvage company's website is www.certifiedsales.com and they have a way to bid online. I am posting this in hope that a Maramu owner will be able to use the parts and then sell the hull as a liveaboard or destroy it and make the boat unattractive to someone who will do the cosmetic repair and sell the boat to a new sailor who will get injured or die when the rig fails. 
Working hard to make enough to buy a new (TO ME) Maramu!
Best Regards,
Ross in NY
former Amel owner...



Re: Emergency tiller hole

greatketch@...
 

Yes, we have had that problem.  Water leaking in past the cap on the emergency tiller opening.

I did the simple fix first, I put a good dose of silicon grease on the o-ring.   On a first pass, that worked.  

We do have some cracks in the gel-coat in the opening that will need to be patched for a permeant cure for this problem. 

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Virgin Gorda, BIV


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks Alexandre,


Your step by step guides are invaluable.


Fair winds,


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Genoa


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 22 May 2017 17:48:03
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
 
Good afternoon Ian,
Mine was also doing that, don’t know why, I changed it and all good now.
On http://nikimat.com/lofrans_tigres_windlass_overhaul.html
you can look at Part 12 (removing Chai Counter Eye or sensor)
Also look Parts 22, 23 and 28.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA




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On Mon, 5/22/17, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
 To: "amelyachtowners@..."
 Date: Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:09 PM
 
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
    
      
      
      
 
 
 
 Hi all,
 
 
 
 We have our original Amel chain counter which has done
 great service over 17 years. For no apparent reason it has
 started to count even though we are now in a marina and the
 winch is not in use.
  When turning the winch it does seem to count the turns
 still.
   I have cleaned both the button on the winch and the
 front surface of the light sender but to no avail.
  Pressing the Z does zero the counter but off it goes
 again.
 
 
 
 Any clues ? Is this likely to be the counter on the winch
 or the display unit in the cockpit ?
 
 
 
 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Genoa
 
 
 


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Bill,


 Thank you so much.  Talk about an instant reply !How lucky we all are to have access to your knowledge and enthusiasm.


Fair winds,


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Genoa




From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 22 May 2017 17:54:08
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
 
The cause is most likely that the chain counter sensor needs replacing. You will need an IB5076 Chain Counter Sensor made by IFM Electronic http://www.ifm.com/




Unfortunately, you probably cannot find an IB5076, but can find an IB5124 which is identical to the original except it is a two wire unit that has wire terminals rather than a cable for connection. I have successfully installed an IB5124 instead of the IB5076 leaving 1 or the 3 wires disconnected. I left the brown wire disconnected and it works perfectly.   

The original 3 wires were brown, black and blue. To install the 2 wire sensor:
1. Cap off the brown and do not use.
2. Connect the blue (negative) wire to terminal labeled 2/4 
3. Connect the black (pos) wire to the terminal marked 1/3. 
4. Secure all with a couple of spots of silicone 

Note: The clearance between the "button" on the rope sheave and the IB5124 should be about 8-10 mm

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
720 Winnie Street
Galveston Island, Texas 77550 USA


Salvage 1989 Maramu Announcement

rossny@mail.com
 

Hi All,

My non-repairable fire damaged Maramu is now being auctioned off to the highest bidder by the insurance company. If you need everything but the (damaged) hull including a new 75HP Yanmar, all rigging except the parts that were toasted, spars with rebuilt furling motors, new electric panels and a mile of new wire and lots of spares then this might be for you. Ask Joel if the parts on this 1989 will fit on your boat. The salvage company's website is www.certifiedsales.com and they have a way to bid online. I am posting this in hope that a Maramu owner will be able to use the parts and then sell the hull as a liveaboard or destroy it and make the boat unattractive to someone who will do the cosmetic repair and sell the boat to a new sailor who will get injured or die when the rig fails. 

Working hard to make enough to buy a new (TO ME) Maramu!

Best Regards,

Ross in NY

former Amel owner...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

The cause is most likely that the chain counter sensor needs replacing. You will need an IB5076 Chain Counter Sensor made by IFM Electronic http://www.ifm.com/




Unfortunately, you probably cannot find an IB5076, but can find an IB5124 which is identical to the original except it is a two wire unit that has wire terminals rather than a cable for connection. I have successfully installed an IB5124 instead of the IB5076 leaving 1 or the 3 wires disconnected. I left the brown wire disconnected and it works perfectly.   

The original 3 wires were brown, black and blue. To install the 2 wire sensor:
1. Cap off the brown and do not use.
2. Connect the blue (negative) wire to terminal labeled 2/4 
3. Connect the black (pos) wire to the terminal marked 1/3. 
4. Secure all with a couple of spots of silicone 

Note: The clearance between the "button" on the rope sheave and the IB5124 should be about 8-10 mm

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
720 Winnie Street
Galveston Island, Texas 77550 USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Canopy top & Cockpit protection

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Dear Steve,
thanks for your answer. If I make it to Trinidad, I'll check out Sean and what he has to offer for my boat.
I plan to stay in Grenada for the HS, visiting Trinidad will also depend on reports from other cruisers in regards to the picracy threat on the way down..
Cheers, Alex
SY NOSTRESS
St. Martin


On Friday, May 12, 2017 5:15 PM, "Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hello Alex,

I believe the boat you are referring to is ours, as we were in the Island Water World marina for March and April, and not with the boat for part of the time. We had our canvas done by Superb Canvas in Trinidad last June. They have there shop in the Powerboats yard next to Peakes. The owner of the company is Sean, and it's a family operation with his wife, mother and kids working there as well. We completely redesigned all of our cockpit canvas, and I found them easy to work with, and the work was well above average. The price was about the same as anyone else in the area. 

Let me know if You need any other information. 

Best Regards,

Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM72
Bonaire

On May 12, 2017, at 15:36, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Dear AMEL community,
I'm looking for a new canopy top, and cockpit protection. I've seen one in St. Martin on another AMEL that seemed to have two layers for the cockpit, one against Mosquitos and a second one against rain. It looked really nice, but I couldn't ask the owner while I was at the Island World Marina because he left his boat during my stay. However, I heard from another AMEL owner that he had someone in Trinidad doing that job. If you know who I may contact in Trinidad (as I plan to do down to Grenada for the HS anyway), I'd really appreciate the information.
Fair winds,
Alex Ramseyer
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54, #15



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon Ian,
Mine was also doing that, don’t know why, I changed it and all good now.
On http://nikimat.com/lofrans_tigres_windlass_overhaul.html
you can look at Part 12 (removing Chai Counter Eye or sensor)
Also look Parts 22, 23 and 28.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA




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On Mon, 5/22/17, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, May 22, 2017, 12:09 PM


 













Hi all,



We have our original Amel chain counter which has done
great service over 17 years. For no apparent reason it has
started to count even though we are now in a marina and the
winch is not in use.
 When turning the winch it does seem to count the turns
still.
  I have cleaned both the button on the winch and the
front surface of the light sender but to no avail.
 Pressing the Z does zero the counter but off it goes
again.



Any clues ? Is this likely to be the counter on the winch
or the display unit in the cockpit ?



Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Genoa


Chain counter

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi all,


We have our original Amel chain counter which has done great service over 17 years. For no apparent reason it has started to count even though we are now in a marina and the winch is not in use.

 When turning the winch it does seem to count the turns still.

  I have cleaned both the button on the winch and the front surface of the light sender but to no avail.

 Pressing the Z does zero the counter but off it goes again.


Any clues ? Is this likely to be the counter on the winch or the display unit in the cockpit ?


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Genoa


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller hole

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I believe that the "small hole" in the cap is for a small piece of line to secure the cap when you remove it to use the emergency tiller. If you do not have a "securing line," I recommend adding one.

Be careful about prying the cap out with a screwdriver because gelcoat damages easily. If the cap is difficult to remove, it needs cleaning and greasing. The cap can be "tapped out" from the inside using a piece of wood the size of a broom handle to the cap and a rubber mallet.

I think the issue with the cap leaking is a combination of things including UV damage and silt. My solution to the leak was a thorough cleaning of the cap and socket and a coating of silicone grease to both.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
720 Winnie Street
Galveston Island, Texas 77550 USA





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller hole

karkauai
 

The gray cap on Kristy has a small hole in the side where it fits down into the hole in the cabin top.  When I had a leak, I turned the cap so the small hole faced aft and have had no problems since.
I've wondered why the hole is there, but since it doesn't leak any more, I haven't pursued it.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
KeyWest heading for StMichaels MD


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Parts supply

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Similar to Alan I will just report on our experiences with Emerek. Riza made us a set of Davits and sent them to me here in Brisbane. No problems at all and excellent pricing and service. After that we had a number of other items including watermaker parts, rigging, later a complete inner forestay system and profurl furler etc. Never any problems and Riza was always punctual and helpful.

I would ring Riza direct to see what has occurred.

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II, Amel53 #332
Boatworks on the Gold Coast

On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 7:03 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I cannot make any judgement about your experience.

But my experience in dealing with EMEK has been fine.
We had a complete davit arch shipped from Turkey to New Zealand without any problem
Riza was very helpful and easy to deal with.
That was my personal experience.
I know others claim to have had bad experience with EMEK...but some people have bad experiences with everyone.
Have you contacted Riza directly about this ??
Alan
Elyse SM437 




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Amel Parts supply

Alan Leslie
 

I cannot make any judgement about your experience.
But my experience in dealing with EMEK has been fine.
We had a complete davit arch shipped from Turkey to New Zealand without any problem
Riza was very helpful and easy to deal with.
That was my personal experience.
I know others claim to have had bad experience with EMEK...but some people have bad experiences with everyone.
Have you contacted Riza directly about this ??
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: Emergency tiller hole

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Rafael,

We have had this issue also.

The cover /plug can be levered out with a screwdriver under the lip.
The only way i found to stop it dripping was to put silicone RTV around it and push it back into the hole. I tried the O-ring replacement and many other ideas but nothing worked.
I put enough silicone on it so it squeezed out the edges.
Now it doesn't leak !

Good luck
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller hole

Mark Pitt
 

Rafael:

On my SM, some years ago the o-ring inside the cover had split.  I purchased o-ring stock of the same diameter, cut it to size, and glued the ends with the best quality super glue.  I have not had a leak since.

Mark Pitt

Sabbatical III, SM #419, Carloforte, Italy


On 5/22/2017 9:17 AM, Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
Not a permanent solution as we haven't figured out how yet. But if you lift the grey plastic/composit on the out side up, clean it and the whole and replace it will be tight for a while.

Annsofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila SM 232, 1998
For sale in Portugal

Skickat från min iPad

22 maj 2017 kl. 03:43 skrev rcavie <no_reply@...>:

 
Hello everyone: the deck has a pass for the emergency tiller. I discovered a leak of water into the aft cabin, washing the deck.

Two questions: Has any of you had this and how did you solve it?
How do you open that cover pass?

Many thanks for your help
Rafael
Amel SM 246
Agapanthe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Emergency tiller hole

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Not a permanent solution as we haven't figured out how yet. But if you lift the grey plastic/composit on the out side up, clean it and the whole and replace it will be tight for a while.

Annsofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila SM 232, 1998
For sale in Portugal

Skickat från min iPad

22 maj 2017 kl. 03:43 skrev rcavie <no_reply@...>:

 

Hello everyone: the deck has a pass for the emergency tiller. I discovered a leak of water into the aft cabin, washing the deck.

Two questions: Has any of you had this and how did you solve it?
How do you open that cover pass?

Many thanks for your help
Rafael
Amel SM 246
Agapanthe


Amel Parts supply

r.zurkirchen
 

Hello All,

I have had in Turkey some Works done on my Amel. It was in Göcek, at EMEK Marina.

At this occasion, the owner, told me, that he has a large stock of Amel-parts and can ship them everywhere in the world. As I am actually in Australia, I ordered parts for about 9000€ . I have been told end of February, that all parts are in stock and could be shiped within 3 days. Mid April, the order was placed and the money transfered. Since then, I am told every week, that the shipment is ready, but I got no bill of lading.

Has enyone experience with shipments from EMEK  ?


Emergency tiller hole

rcavie <no_reply@...>
 

Hello everyone: the deck has a pass for the emergency tiller. I discovered a leak of water into the aft cabin, washing the deck.

Two questions: Has any of you had this and how did you solve it?
How do you open that cover pass?

Many thanks for your help
Rafael
Amel SM 246
Agapanthe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of removing the fridge and access/clean the condenser and fan

Mark Erdos
 

Not sure why text is formatted with underline. It wasn't intended.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of removing the fridge and access/clean the condenser and fan

Mark Erdos
 

Removing the sink panel aids when pushing the unit back into place. With the sink panel removed, access is gained to the rear of the refrigerator to ensure the long copper tubing is not pinched when pushing the unit back into place.

 

I replaced the entire guts of our unit and the compressor. I also wrapped the outside of the box with ½” foam board for some added installation. This made the fit very snug. However, the box cools down very nicely now.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 7:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] illustration of removing the fridge and access/clean the condenser and fan

 

 

Hello Alexandre,

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

On Nr. 350, we did not have to execute step "remove the sink panel" in order to fully remove the fridge.

 

We removed the fridge for cleaning in 2014 in Fort Lauderdale and again removed it (twice) about two months ago in Montenegro to replace the white aluminum box (the freezer box), as the original one had lost most of its white enamel and had developed a pin hole.  The gas escaped.  The pin hole was soldered and the fridge worked again and was reinstalled, but a day later we decided to just get a whole new Frigoboat freezer part so we don't have to worry about that again.

 

Cheerio,

 

Peregrinus

SM2K (2002)

At anchor, Kamari beach, Santorini