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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Fridge Door Seal for Super Maramu 2000

Mark Erdos
 

Kent,

 

I haven’t replace them on this boat. On the fridge/freezer under the seats, I move the lower half of the lock down a little bit to make a better seal. This worked well.

 

Here is a link for a company have used in the past. www.Barefrigeration.com  and go to Custom Gaskets.  Find the profile you want and follow the measuring instructions and then order.  They have a quality product at a very reasonable price. 

 

Please let me know if you wind up doing the fridge (under the counter). I am thinking about doing ours. It is not a tight as it should be. I would like to know how the seal comes off and is installed. I haven’t looked at it very closely yet.

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 3:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Fridge Door Seal for Super Maramu 2000

 

 

I need to replace the seals on my two fridge/freezer boxes under the dinette seats. Has anyone found a suitable replacement for these?

Thanks,

Kent

SM243

Kristy

Currently New Orleans, headed for St Michaels, Maryland.

Kent Robertson

S/V Kristy

Panama cell: +507-61171896

USA cell: 828-234-6819


On Apr 20, 2017, at 1:19 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ken,

 

I attempted to find a new magnetic fridge gasket, but found it nearly impossible. Had I sent the model number and serial number of the Frigoboat fridge to Coastal Climate Control (info"at"coastalclimatecontrol.com), they would have queried Frigoboat in Italy and possibly they could have ordered it.

 

Here is what I found that solved my issue and the same thing for a number of other owners...even if you get a new gasket, you will need to follow this procedure:

  1. With the fridge door closed, use a dollar bill to determine the correct seal of the magnetic gasket. If the dollar bill can be moved freely anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet, the gasket is not sealing correctly.
  2. Is the external door lock adjusted correctly and is it in the locked position?
  3. Is the door aligned and adjusted correctly? 
  4. There are 3 bolts on each hinge, locking the hinge in place.
    1. Are they tight?
  1. Is the top of the door and side of the door parallel with the cabinet? This is the hardest thing to get right!
  2. Is the door flat against the cabinet on all sides? i.e. the door being "pulled in" or "pushed out" by either hing?
    1. If the door is not parallel or totally flat on all 4 sides against the door frame:
      1. Loosen all 6 bolts
      2. Press the door evenly so that all 4 sides are against the frame and the top and sides of the door are parallel with the cabinet. HINT: use some blue masking tape on the cabinet where the gasket meets the frame (thanks to Rick Grimes)...this will make parallel visibility easier in determining that the door is in the right position.
  1. Holding the door in position, tighten all 6 bolts. (This will test your patience)
  2. Test again using a dollar bill.
  3. Repeat the process if the dollar bill is loose anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet.

Also, you may want to completely remove the fridge to do this job and use a shop vac to clean the condenser fins, etc. If so, refer to this Photo Album: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/search/photos?query=fridge#zax/albums_1556459704

 

Best,


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

 

 

On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM, sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello all,

 

I just joined the group, and was looking for some help with the Frigoboat Fridge.  Has anyone found a replacement door seal for the standard Frigoboat Dood Seal?

 

Any help would be appreciated!

 

Thanks

 

Ken Powers 

Aquarius, ASM2K Hull number 262

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine A3G AST -Drive Stopped

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

It could be a number of different things and possibly a combination...let me list the possibilities in the order of probability for the error message "DRIVESTOP," AND getting the same message with either drive:
  1. The Raymarine rudder reference device has stopped working and needs to be replaced
  2. The Raymarine rudder reference device has become mechanically challenged...either loose or disconnected.
  3. The S3G has a malfunction
If you only had one drive I would also list #4 as the Raymarine clutch inside your Raymarine drive is no longer working.

Take a moment and you tell me whether your clutches (both the linear and the rotary drive clutches) are getting 12VDC or 24VDC power...also tell me how this is switched from 12 to 24, and how you verified it.

If anyone else is reading this thread, you may also want to check the voltage to your Raymarine drive because even if you have a 24VDC drive, the clutch is 12VDC.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970






On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 10:27 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

My Autopilot isn't working.  I get a message labeled "Drive Stopped" on the helm station control panel.  It will not respond to +10 or -10.  


I tried both the galley and rudder mechanics and get the same message so it's probably the "SmartPilot".   I checked the fuses and they all test good.  


Any thoughts?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Fridge Door Seal for Super Maramu 2000

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Kent,

I attempted to find a new magnetic fridge gasket, but found it nearly impossible. Had I sent the model number and serial number of the Frigoboat fridge to Coastal Climate Control (info"at"coastalclimatecontrol.com), they would have queried Frigoboat in Italy and possibly they could have ordered it.

Here is what I found that solved my issue and the same thing for a number of other owners...even if you get a new gasket, you will need to follow this procedure:
1. With the fridge door closed, use a dollar bill to determine the correct seal of the magnetic gasket. If the dollar bill can be moved freely anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet, the gasket is not sealing correctly.
2. Is the external door lock adjusted correctly and is it in the locked position?
3. Is the door aligned and adjusted correctly?
4. There are 3 bolts on each hinge, locking the hinge in place.
1. Are they tight?
5. Is the top of the door and side of the door parallel with the cabinet? This is the hardest thing to get right!
6. Is the door flat against the cabinet on all sides? i.e. the door being "pulled in" or "pushed out" by either hinge?

If the door is not parallel or totally flat on all 4 sides against the door frame:
1. Loosen all 6 bolts
2. Press the door evenly so that all 4 sides are against the frame and the top and sides of the door are parallel with the cabinet. HINT: use some blue masking tape on the cabinet where the gasket meets the frame (thanks to Rick Grimes)...this will make parallel visibility easier in determining that the door is in the right position.
7. Holding the door in position, tighten all 6 bolts. (This will test your patience)
8. Test again using a dollar bill.
9. Repeat the process if the dollar bill is loose anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet.

Also, you may want to completely remove the fridge to do this job and use a shop vac to clean the condenser fins, etc. If so, refer to this Photo Album:

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
X-BeBe SM387






On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 2:35 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

I need to replace the seals on my two fridge/freezer boxes under the dinette seats. Has anyone found a suitable replacement for these?
Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently New Orleans, headed for St Michaels, Maryland.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Apr 20, 2017, at 1:19 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:

 

Ken,

I attempted to find a new magnetic fridge gasket, but found it nearly impossible. Had I sent the model number and serial number of the Frigoboat fridge to Coastal Climate Control (info"at"coastalclimatecontrol.com), they would have queried Frigoboat in Italy and possibly they could have ordered it.

Here is what I found that solved my issue and the same thing for a number of other owners...even if you get a new gasket, you will need to follow this procedure:
  1. With the fridge door closed, use a dollar bill to determine the correct seal of the magnetic gasket. If the dollar bill can be moved freely anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet, the gasket is not sealing correctly.
  2. Is the external door lock adjusted correctly and is it in the locked position?
  3. Is the door aligned and adjusted correctly? 
  4. There are 3 bolts on each hinge, locking the hinge in place.
    1. Are they tight?
  5. Is the top of the door and side of the door parallel with the cabinet? This is the hardest thing to get right!
  6. Is the door flat against the cabinet on all sides? i.e. the door being "pulled in" or "pushed out" by either hing?
    1. If the door is not parallel or totally flat on all 4 sides against the door frame:
      1. Loosen all 6 bolts
      2. Press the door evenly so that all 4 sides are against the frame and the top and sides of the door are parallel with the cabinet. HINT: use some blue masking tape on the cabinet where the gasket meets the frame (thanks to Rick Grimes)...this will make parallel visibility easier in determining that the door is in the right position.
  7. Holding the door in position, tighten all 6 bolts. (This will test your patience)
  8. Test again using a dollar bill.
  9. Repeat the process if the dollar bill is loose anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet.
Also, you may want to completely remove the fridge to do this job and use a shop vac to clean the condenser fins, etc. If so, refer to this Photo Album: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/search/photos?query=fridge#zax/albums_1556459704

Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970




On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM, sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Hello all,


I just joined the group, and was looking for some help with the Frigoboat Fridge.  Has anyone found a replacement door seal for the standard Frigoboat Dood Seal?


Any help would be appreciated!


Thanks


Ken Powers 

Aquarius, ASM2K Hull number 262




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deck restoration question

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Had my Santorin totally painted at Peakes in Trinidad. Primer, 2 coats of Awl Grip including the faux teak and stripes. They removed all the Lazarette covers and even painted the Dorades (have 6). Looked like new and still does after 7  years. Fabulous job at a ridiculously low cost. No issues with teak texture.

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis  

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2017 4:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deck restoration question

 

 

Kent,

 

Ideally 2 pack poly paint should have an undercoat of epoxy primer. You then may need two coats of colour. That amount of paint would fill in the texture too much. If you could getaway with very thinned paint or one fairly thin coat of paint then you may have enough texture for a grip but.......

 

Regards

John, Maramu #91 Popeye


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Rafael,

I attached a page out of my Amel book.

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
X-BeBe SM387
Best

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:57 AM, rcavie <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Hello to all

I have sent several emails to Amel Caraibbes and have not answer by requesting the spare parts to avoid filtering water in my Bow thruster .. What can I do?

What parts I will need?

Thank you for your help!!

Rafael SM 2k 246




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: kimberlite can carry 345 Gallons of diesel.

eric freedman
 

WE carry a lot of fuel on kimberlite as some of my crew have work schedules and it is necessary to make an airport on time.

We crossed the Atlantic on just the main tank.

Other times we have had to motor extensively around the Bermuda high.

Heading from Colombia last year to Guadeloupe we used a lot of fuel.

 

In my last boat there was no wind for 6 days and I motored from Bermuda to New York.

 

I have always come in with around 600 liters of fuel. But better than 0 liters.

I have only filled the tank on the aft cabin top 2 times in 15 years. And did not need it.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:06 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: kimberlite can carry 345 Gallons of diesel.

 

 

A question for those people who carry large amounts of fuel above and beyond the standard tank on the Super Maramu:  Why do you do so?  Do you actually find you use that much, or is it just a comfort level to have a lot of excess?

 

How much fuel do you actually use on passage?  

How much at anchor? 

What rational do you apply for how much fuel to carry?  

 

Bill Kinney

SM#160, Harmonie

Charlotte Amalie, StT, USVI



---In amelyachtowners@..., <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote :

Wow Eric, that is a lot of fuel! We have the 600L in the main tank and 9 x 23L jerry cans (200L) which fit snugly in the liferaft locker. Those also get emptied first as our main tank uses fuel. We don't fill those unless we are headed on long ocean passages.

 

We finally completed installing the fuel polishing unit yesterday and also installed a T junction with 2.5m hose to suck fuel out of jerry cans along side. Just used it tonight to fill 500L of fuel from jerry cans.... what a pleasure!. So fast, quiet and not a drop spilt anywhere!

 

Next week we start heading up the east Australian coast towards Indonesia where we will be for four months. There are so many sorry stories of poor quality fuel there that we will put all fuel through the fuel polishing unit before it goes into our tank.

 

Colin & Lauren Streeter

Island Pearl II, Amel53 #332

Brisbane

 

 

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 1:38 PM, kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I have used Nauta bladders on a number of my boats. I feel the one to get is the more expensive one with built in straps and plumbing hardware already attached.

We use only one hose to fill and remove fuel from the tanks,
We pump fuel into a 5 gallon bucket and remove it using a Jabsco vane puppy pump
Fueling is a breeze and transferring fuel is equally easy.

 

Between the tank and the pump I have mounted a locking ball valve with a hose barb attached.

Then just attach the hose barb to the vane puppy and another hose to go from the pump to the main fuel tank..

 we stop pumping a number of times and reverse the pump , we call it burping the tank.

if you step on the tank vigorously a lot of air will come out into your 5 gallon bucket. we continue the process till we have 55 gallons in the tank. To remove fuel just reverse the process. when the tank is almost empty we hold it up in the air and get the last drops of fuel out of the tank.

when filling the tanks I also add some fuel preservative to the bucket to prevent any growth when the tank is empty.

 

 

The tank that is strapped to the cabin top rail is filled the same except gravity empties it.

 

we also use the vane pump to pump out auxiliary tanks in the life raft locker.

 

All of this fuel is pumped through the large Racor filter that I mentioned in another post that filters the fuel before it gets into the tank. (Thanks Ian and Judy)

Fair winds

Eris

sm 376 Kimberlite

Eris

 

 

----- Original Message -----
From: "dennis@...  [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 8:58 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: kimberlite can carry 345 Gallons of diesel.
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com

> Thanks for reminding me about flexible tanks Eric. I put two 50
> gal bladders in the stern of a Jeanneau DS43 I used to own. Only
> ever half filled them due to my concern that surging in a rough
> seaway would cause the fittings to fail.



 

--

Colin Streeter

0411 016 445


Re: Deck restoration question

jjjk12s@...
 

Kent,

 

Ideally 2 pack poly paint should have an undercoat of epoxy primer. You then may need two coats of colour. That amount of paint would fill in the texture too much. If you could getaway with very thinned paint or one fairly thin coat of paint then you may have enough texture for a grip but.......

 

Regards

John, Maramu #91 Popeye


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck restoration question

John Clark
 

Hi Kent,  
   I too am looking into the deck restoration project.  I have ready many of the posts from Joel and Bill R. on how to accomplish the projects and I discussed it with several Amel owners in Le Marin.   My boat is an early run (1990) and I have the issue where the raised light sand colored portion of the gelcoat has worn down to the white gelcoat.  It gives the decks the appearance of having been inartfully painted with a brush.  I suspect that a fair bit of the texture has been worn down too.  I would like to clean up these worn areas when i do the striping job.  Since is is gelcoat, would a tinited gelcoat overlay with a wood grain mold be an appropriate solution or just paint over to make the color more uniform?

                    Regards,  John

John Clark
Vent de Soleil SM 37
Phillipsburg SXM

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:46 PM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I'm not ready yet, but I'll want to repaint my decks, and like the idea of a light gray with light stripes.  Does anyone have comments about whether repainting makes the non-skid too slippery, and if the light gray makes the decks significantly cooler?
Thanks
Kent
SM243
Kristy




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine A3G AST -Drive Stopped

Duane Siegfri
 

Jonas,

Do you think it could be the linear drive if I got the same message with either drive unit?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck restoration question [2 Attachments]

karkauai
 

I'm not ready yet, but I'll want to repaint my decks, and like the idea of a light gray with light stripes.  Does anyone have comments about whether repainting makes the non-skid too slippery, and if the light gray makes the decks significantly cooler?
Thanks
Kent
SM243
Kristy



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Frigoboat Fridge Door Seal for Super Maramu 2000

karkauai
 

I need to replace the seals on my two fridge/freezer boxes under the dinette seats. Has anyone found a suitable replacement for these?
Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Currently New Orleans, headed for St Michaels, Maryland.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Apr 20, 2017, at 1:19 PM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ken,

I attempted to find a new magnetic fridge gasket, but found it nearly impossible. Had I sent the model number and serial number of the Frigoboat fridge to Coastal Climate Control (info"at"coastalclimatecontrol.com), they would have queried Frigoboat in Italy and possibly they could have ordered it.

Here is what I found that solved my issue and the same thing for a number of other owners...even if you get a new gasket, you will need to follow this procedure:
  1. With the fridge door closed, use a dollar bill to determine the correct seal of the magnetic gasket. If the dollar bill can be moved freely anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet, the gasket is not sealing correctly.
  2. Is the external door lock adjusted correctly and is it in the locked position?
  3. Is the door aligned and adjusted correctly? 
  4. There are 3 bolts on each hinge, locking the hinge in place.
    1. Are they tight?
  5. Is the top of the door and side of the door parallel with the cabinet? This is the hardest thing to get right!
  6. Is the door flat against the cabinet on all sides? i.e. the door being "pulled in" or "pushed out" by either hing?
    1. If the door is not parallel or totally flat on all 4 sides against the door frame:
      1. Loosen all 6 bolts
      2. Press the door evenly so that all 4 sides are against the frame and the top and sides of the door are parallel with the cabinet. HINT: use some blue masking tape on the cabinet where the gasket meets the frame (thanks to Rick Grimes)...this will make parallel visibility easier in determining that the door is in the right position.
  7. Holding the door in position, tighten all 6 bolts. (This will test your patience)
  8. Test again using a dollar bill.
  9. Repeat the process if the dollar bill is loose anywhere between the gasket and the cabinet.
Also, you may want to completely remove the fridge to do this job and use a shop vac to clean the condenser fins, etc. If so, refer to this Photo Album: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/search/photos?query=fridge#zax/albums_1556459704

Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970




On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 11:43 AM, sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hello all,


I just joined the group, and was looking for some help with the Frigoboat Fridge.  Has anyone found a replacement door seal for the standard Frigoboat Dood Seal?


Any help would be appreciated!


Thanks


Ken Powers 

Aquarius, ASM2K Hull number 262



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dinghy choices?

karkauai
 

Hi Steve,
I'm late on catching up with the group.  I have a 10.5AB w 15 Yamaha 2-stroke.  Planes nicely w 4 adults and a dry ride.  If I had it to do over again I'd get the aluminum model, it's a lot lighter than the fiberglass one.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Apr 18, 2017, at 6:15 PM, steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

When we bought SM380 this fall, it was in need of a new dinghy, and as we prepare to move aboard in mid June, the time has come to make some decisions.  We are a family of four (girls 8&10) and plan to spend at least the next season in the Caribbean if not two seasons there before pushing through into the Pacific.  Riza promises that our aft arch will ship soon and so we will have aft davits onto which to pull up in the evenings at anchor.  I am looking at the AB Lamina series 10AL or 10UL.  


My question is this - what are some of you using?  How big, how small, and how heavy.  Also, where do you stow it underway, and how - in a cradle, upside down, deflated...?  What are some of your experiences and what do you think are the most important considerations.  


Thanks for your time,

Steve Morrison

SM 380 TouRai

Brunswick, Georgia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Increasing fuel capacity - Maramu #178

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Bill,
I guess that depends on where you do the long passages and how the surrounding weather is. A low that is chasing you is not very nice.
We don't mind to wait for wind, but when you know that if you don't keep a certain day distance you will be cought in VERY nasty weather. Then it is good to know that you have enough diesel to keep up the speed.

Our Volvo TMD 22b consumes about three liters an hour and Onan approx 1,5 liters a hour. So yes, it all depends on the how you live the life onboard.

/Ann-Sofie. S/Y Lady Annila, SM232.


Skickat från min iPad

28 apr. 2017 kl. 16:21 skrev greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 


Ann-Sofie,

I guess that is the big difference:  On a long passage we are quite comfortable waiting for the wind.  We are not on a schedule, and do not consider calm time being "stuck" but just another face of the ocean to enjoy. Having made passages on a boat that had a total fuel capacity of just over 200 liters, I learned early on to love the quiet times :)  When we got Harmonie I wondered why she had such a big fuel tank, and how could people ever need that much on a sailboat.

On passage it is unusual that we motor more than 50 miles out of a thousand.  Of course we do sometimes have a 50 mile day, and the occasional minus 10 mile day. :)  When island hopping or coastal cruising we tend to motor more because there are more timing issues involved. In some ways I think diesel fuel is like the money in the cruising kitty:  You always use all you have.

We generally use about 2-3 liters a day for the generator at anchor, and about 4 liters a day underway.  Filling our main diesel tank is a big event in our cruising year!

There is no right or wrong about the amount of motoring people do.  I am just wondering if I am missing something on my usage calculations when I see so many people here on the forum feeling the need to increase fuel capacity far, far beyond what I felt I needed.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charlotte Amalie, StT, USVI



---In amelyachtowners@..., <kanalmamman@...> wrote :

When prepairing for a passage of 3000 nautical miles, where you can be stuck with no wind, you fill up with as much diesel you can. It is not fun to be in the middle of nowhere with no possibilty to run neither of your motors. Even if we have both solar panels and wind gen we have to run the dieselgen on passages since we run more systems when on the move than on anchor.
If we just move around in areas where it is easy to fill up, we never have more than the 600 liters in the main tank.

/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232
Portimao, Portugal.

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine A3G AST -Drive Stopped

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi,
Could be the linear drive thats malfunctioning. We have been exposed to a similar error message some years ago. The linear drive have some rather thin electrical wires that might disintegrate due to load/heat over time. Might be an idea to take it apart and check the wiring.

/Jonas S/Y Lady Annila SM 232


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28 apr. 2017 kl. 16:27 skrev sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

My Autopilot isn't working.  I get a message labeled "Drive Stopped" on the helm station control panel.  It will not respond to +10 or -10.  


I tried both the galley and rudder mechanics and get the same message so it's probably the "SmartPilot".   I checked the fuses and they all test good.  


Any thoughts?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Raymarine A3G AST -Drive Stopped

Duane Siegfri
 

Argghh!  I meant Raymarine S3G...


Raymarine A3G AST -Drive Stopped

Duane Siegfri
 

My Autopilot isn't working.  I get a message labeled "Drive Stopped" on the helm station control panel.  It will not respond to +10 or -10.  


I tried both the galley and rudder mechanics and get the same message so it's probably the "SmartPilot".   I checked the fuses and they all test good.  


Any thoughts?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Increasing fuel capacity - Maramu #178

greatketch@...
 


Ann-Sofie,

I guess that is the big difference:  On a long passage we are quite comfortable waiting for the wind.  We are not on a schedule, and do not consider calm time being "stuck" but just another face of the ocean to enjoy. Having made passages on a boat that had a total fuel capacity of just over 200 liters, I learned early on to love the quiet times :)  When we got Harmonie I wondered why she had such a big fuel tank, and how could people ever need that much on a sailboat.

On passage it is unusual that we motor more than 50 miles out of a thousand.  Of course we do sometimes have a 50 mile day, and the occasional minus 10 mile day. :)  When island hopping or coastal cruising we tend to motor more because there are more timing issues involved. In some ways I think diesel fuel is like the money in the cruising kitty:  You always use all you have.

We generally use about 2-3 liters a day for the generator at anchor, and about 4 liters a day underway.  Filling our main diesel tank is a big event in our cruising year!

There is no right or wrong about the amount of motoring people do.  I am just wondering if I am missing something on my usage calculations when I see so many people here on the forum feeling the need to increase fuel capacity far, far beyond what I felt I needed.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charlotte Amalie, StT, USVI



---In amelyachtowners@..., <kanalmamman@...> wrote :

When prepairing for a passage of 3000 nautical miles, where you can be stuck with no wind, you fill up with as much diesel you can. It is not fun to be in the middle of nowhere with no possibilty to run neither of your motors. Even if we have both solar panels and wind gen we have to run the dieselgen on passages since we run more systems when on the move than on anchor.
If we just move around in areas where it is easy to fill up, we never have more than the 600 liters in the main tank.

/Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232
Portimao, Portugal.

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu mainsail furling issues

James Alton
 

Oliver,

   Thank you for your response and suggestions.  My Genoa furler seems to be working very well.  It runs smooth with no unusual noise and had no problem furling a 150 Genoa  in 40 knots of wind last season.  The mainsail furler also seems to work well and I have so far not tripped the breaker.  The gearboxes appear to have some external corrosion, but it does not look too serious.  I do not think that the gearboxes have been serviced in a very long time.   I was thinking of adding grease fittings to the gearboxes this season and filling them with the Variprop Lithium grease unless you think this would not be a good idea.  I don’t think that my boat was used as much as some other Amels, with  3,400 hours on the original engine.  I will take your suggestion and service the electric motor this season.  I have many other projects to do on the boat such as replacing the rigging  (I am using ACMO)  so I might not have time to open the gearboxes this season.  If you feel that it is important do so right away, I will make the time.

Again thank you.  I still hope to arrange to have you inspect Sueno before the boat leaves Europe, we will be in touch.

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Apr 28, 2017, at 3:37 AM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hello James,

the genoa furler that has been installed for 16 years on the Santorin/SM is not available anymore. Jacob is lucky to have one on his Maramu!!
Does your genoa furler show problems? With a careful maintenance, it should last many more years.

What you have on your Maramu #220 as a main-sail furler is probably very close to the mainsail furler system of a Santorin, or to what Jacob has got on MA # 202 (see his pictures), except that the winch handle's nozzle for manual furling is probably at the front of the mast (not aft). If so, you should just try and maintain the system as it is, replacing the bronze gears and bearings of the gaer box when needed, and servicing the motors.

Bon courage.

Olivier


On Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:51 PM, "James Alton lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Oliver,

   My Maramu is hull #220. Is it possible to upgrade the Amel furling systems on my boat to those that were used on the Santorin/Super Maramu?

Thank you,

James Alton
1987 Maramu #220

On Apr 27, 2017, at 7:47 AM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hello Jacob,

the compressed material part is indeed original. The material is (was) called CELORON. In fact it should not have been drilled, which probably caused it to break.
I see no objection to replace it with aluminum as this is not designed to be a "weak" part (like a fuse).
However, be careful when you furl the sail in. Don't put too much load on the system: ease the sheet a lot a furl the sail when the wind is in front of the vessel or up to 30° on the side.
Make sure the pin is not locked in the manual furler's nozzle.
Tripping the breaker too often will finally lead to wear and tear the worm gear system of the gear-box, and wear on the carbon brushes of the motor.

The furlers you have on the Maramu should be used with care and always with eased sheets.

HAVE A GOOD DAY !

Olivier


On Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:20 PM, "jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
[Attachment(s) from jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners] included below]
Got it sorted, mostly.  

It turned out that as you all said, it was the breakers.  They're located in the companionway on this boat.  And now I know what "mat" and "bome" mean!  Thanks, Eric and Olivier, for helping me understand why I would hear a solenoid even when the breakers were off.

Now here's a puzzle: When I disengaged the furling motor to manually furl in the last little bit of the main the other day, I found a weird little broken piece of some kind of pressed material taking the torque from the furling motor to the furling unit (photo attached).  This must not be original equipment, right?  Could I maybe replace it with just a little block of aluminum or something?  

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin











Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Rafael,

Keep in mind May has a lots of Holliday in France… May 1, 8 and 15 so replies will be slower.

Also, if you are specific with the parts you need, it will be quicker.
In addition to Bill’s information, here is some of the Amel part number.
http://nikimat.com/spare_parts_bow_thruster.html

Note that price can be much higher in Martinique than directly from La Rochelle… for example you will see I paid 977 Euro in Martinique in 2012 for the part 1110 and 582 euro in La Rochelle 4 years later…
Since you are in Saint Martin, might be a cheaper option to have the parts ship from La Rochelle.

In your case, based on when we met, the leak is due to the fact the company only put 1 neoprene seal on the foot of the bow thruster…
but since you are going to drop the bow thruster in the water, I would check there is water in the oil.
If no water then just add new oil and put is back.
If there is water, personally I would rebuild it (changing bearing and seals). Takes 3 1/2 day.
You have the entire sequence described on:
http://nikimat.com/bow_thruster_overhaul.html

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Fri, 4/28/17, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@svbebe.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:21 AM


 









Rafael,
The following is from a page of my
Amel Book: 

Amel
Super Maramu Bow Thruster PartsFor Bow Thruster service:1 each shaft seal 
1 each 60mm
tube seal 1 set of 3
Neoprene seals for bow thruster (3 total foam
seals)1 each nylon hub
with steel pin and nylon screws 
For Propeller shaft
service:1 set of
3 seals for shaft (6 total seals)1 each bronze wear bushing, with O
ring
Be sure to
include your Amel Model and hull number because these have
changed. The manager of Amel Martinique is Jean COLLIN, the manager of Amel service there? His mobile phone is +596 (0) 696
419 045. Email amel.caraibes"at"amel.fr Jean not only
manages the facility, but does a lot of the work. They have
been without clerical help in the office
since 
Best,
CW Bill
Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel
School www.amelschool.com 
720 Winnie
St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832)
380-4970X-BeBe SM387


On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at
8:57 AM, rcavie <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:















 









Hello to allI have
sent several emails to Amel Caraibbes and have not answer by
requesting the spare parts to avoid filtering water in my
Bow thruster .. What can I do?
What
parts I will need?Thank you for your
help!!Rafael SM 2k
246
































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow Thruster

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Rafael,

The following is from a page of my Amel Book: 

Amel Super Maramu Bow Thruster Parts
For Bow Thruster service:
1 each shaft seal 
1 each 60mm tube seal 
1 set of 3 Neoprene seals for bow thruster (3 total foam seals)
1 each nylon hub with steel pin and nylon screws 

For Propeller shaft service:
1 set of 3 seals for shaft (6 total seals)
1 each bronze wear bushing, with O ring

Be sure to include your Amel Model and hull number because these have changed. The manager of Amel Martinique is Jean COLLIN, the manager of Amel service there? His mobile phone is +596 (0) 696 419 045. Email amel.caraibes"at"amel.fr Jean not only manages the facility, but does a lot of the work. They have been without clerical help in the office since 

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
X-BeBe SM387



On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 8:57 AM, rcavie <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

Hello to all

I have sent several emails to Amel Caraibbes and have not answer by requesting the spare parts to avoid filtering water in my Bow thruster .. What can I do?

What parts I will need?

Thank you for your help!!

Rafael SM 2k 246