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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu construction photos

James Alton
 

Jacob,

   Many thanks for the link to the construction album for Lark.  It was amazing to see some of the construction details.  The large overlap of the glass on to the structural bulkheads, the fact that glass strips were placed between the hull and deck seam.  The photos also show which bits of deck hardware have backing plates etc… there is a wealth of information,  I have saved the link!  

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Apr 24, 2017, at 9:55 AM, jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


You guys will probably enjoy this.  It's an album of pictures taken by the original owner of our Maramu during its construction: https://goo.gl/photos/J3kbowQF7FBxrXVDA .


Jacob Champness

Maramu 202 - Lark


St. Martin





Re: Deck restoration question

dennis@...
 

Thanks John. I'm wondering if weathering of the faux timber deck on Pegasus is a rare occurrence given the limited response to my question?

I'm interested to hear the glass bead and sugar suggestion from you and Bill but am inclined to think that any form of sanding and painting will affect both the faux timber appearance and grip.

Is it heresy to replace the faux decking with a synthetic product?  Bill Kinney mentioned Treadmaster and I noted they have a product that might serve as a replacement look-alike if I decide to sand off the faux timber ... https://www.treadmaster.co.uk/products/treadmaster-atlanteak-tkw . Are there any similar products that owners have had experience with? 


Maramu construction photos

Jacob Champness
 

You guys will probably enjoy this.  It's an album of pictures taken by the original owner of our Maramu during its construction: https://goo.gl/photos/J3kbowQF7FBxrXVDA .


Jacob Champness

Maramu 202 - Lark

St. Martin



Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues

Jacob Champness
 

Ok, interesting.  Thanks Joel.

I'll take some pictures of that and post them. Our boat was built from Dec 1985 to May 1986, launched May 16, 1986.  Olivier did our survey. He did mention that the brushes probably need cleaning, so that may be a factor.

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Jacob,

you have the furler model that was installed on the late Santorin. In order to use the manual furler, lift the locking pin on top of the furelr's pulley. If your genoa sheets are tight, you may not be able to lift this pin, so, ease the sheets first...

Good luck.

Olivier


On Monday, April 24, 2017 3:44 PM, Beaute Olivier wrote:


Hello Jacob,

the solenoids for the genoa furler are in the front cabin, in the top portside cabinet. They are marked "FOC" which means "JIB". They are mounted aside the windlass solenoids.
The breaker for both the genoa furler and the windlass is located in the passage way, above the 4 position battery main switch.
This breaker is labeled "GUINDEAU- ROLLFOCK" which means windlass-jib furler.
Here are both pictures of YOUR solenoids and breaker (one is rather dark).
If you don't get them, I'll send them with another e-mail address.
When the breaker is OFF, the solenoids still click. So, check first the click noise in both ways (furling/unfurling). If there is no click, that means the breaker protecting the cockpit controls is OFF.
Concerning the solenoids, you will see that there is a rubber cap with a push knob underneath. If you push, you should hear the motor rotating (as long as the breaker in the passage way is ON). Does your windlass work? If so, this means the power gets to the solenoids but does not come out, OR that the motor's carbon brushes need replacement.

Do these checks and come back to me. Be a little patient as I'm not full time behind my computer screen (but rather out in the sun...).

Good luck.

Joel, I did the survey of Jacob's Maramu (N°202 / 1986).

Olivier.


On Monday, April 24, 2017 2:52 PM, "Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
A click from the solenoids with no action usually means the breaker has opened not allowing the electricity to the furling motor. As there were three major evolutions of the main sail furling system on the 46/48 Maramu, if you could post or send me directly several pictures of the furling motor and related gear mounted on the main mast, I can tell you how to configure the manual system. Other than a rudimentary set of basic information, there was no comprehensive manual on the 46/48 Maramu. What is the production year of your boat? Who surveyed the boat for you?

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

On Apr 24, 2017, at 8:03 AM, jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi Eric.

Thanks for that.  I'll check there.  So that would be all the way forward in the v-berth?  I know there are some solenoids up there for the windlass.  

Ours is an old Maramu, by the way, so not certain if it would be the same as on your Super?

I'd love to drop by.  I'll be working online with my west coast colleagues until 5, so will try our luck with traffic after that.  Not sure how you'd feel about my 6 and 9 year-olds tagging along?  

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Jacob,

the solenoids for the genoa furler are in the front cabin, in the top portside cabinet. They are marked "FOC" which means "JIB". They are mounted aside the windlass solenoids.
The breaker for both the genoa furler and the windlass is located in the passage way, above the 4 position battery main switch.
This breaker is labeled "GUINDEAU- ROLLFOCK" which means windlass-jib furler.
Here are both pictures of YOUR solenoids and breaker (one is rather dark).
If you don't get them, I'll send them with another e-mail address.
When the breaker is OFF, the solenoids still click. So, check first the click noise in both ways (furling/unfurling). If there is no click, that means the breaker protecting the cockpit controls is OFF.
Concerning the solenoids, you will see that there is a rubber cap with a push knob underneath. If you push, you should hear the motor rotating (as long as the breaker in the passage way is ON). Does your windlass work? If so, this means the power gets to the solenoids but does not come out, OR that the motor's carbon brushes need replacement.

Do these checks and come back to me. Be a little patient as I'm not full time behind my computer screen (but rather out in the sun...).

Good luck.

Joel, I did the survey of Jacob's Maramu (N°202 / 1986).

Olivier.


On Monday, April 24, 2017 2:52 PM, "Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
A click from the solenoids with no action usually means the breaker has opened not allowing the electricity to the furling motor. As there were three major evolutions of the main sail furling system on the 46/48 Maramu, if you could post or send me directly several pictures of the furling motor and related gear mounted on the main mast, I can tell you how to configure the manual system. Other than a rudimentary set of basic information, there was no comprehensive manual on the 46/48 Maramu. What is the production year of your boat? Who surveyed the boat for you?

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

On Apr 24, 2017, at 8:03 AM, jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi Eric.

Thanks for that.  I'll check there.  So that would be all the way forward in the v-berth?  I know there are some solenoids up there for the windlass.  

Ours is an old Maramu, by the way, so not certain if it would be the same as on your Super?

I'd love to drop by.  I'll be working online with my west coast colleagues until 5, so will try our luck with traffic after that.  Not sure how you'd feel about my 6 and 9 year-olds tagging along?  

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin



Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues

Jacob Champness
 

Thanks Bob, I'll double check that.

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues

amelforme
 

A click from the solenoids with no action usually means the breaker has opened not allowing the electricity to the furling motor. As there were three major evolutions of the main sail furling system on the 46/48 Maramu, if you could post or send me directly several pictures of the furling motor and related gear mounted on the main mast, I can tell you how to configure the manual system. Other than a rudimentary set of basic information, there was no comprehensive manual on the 46/48 Maramu. What is the production year of your boat? Who surveyed the boat for you?

Joel F. Potter
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954-812-2485

On Apr 24, 2017, at 8:03 AM, jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Eric.


Thanks for that.  I'll check there.  So that would be all the way forward in the v-berth?  I know there are some solenoids up there for the windlass.  

Ours is an old Maramu, by the way, so not certain if it would be the same as on your Super?

I'd love to drop by.  I'll be working online with my west coast colleagues until 5, so will try our luck with traffic after that.  Not sure how you'd feel about my 6 and 9 year-olds tagging along?  

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu mainsail furling issues

Bob Grey
 

Check you haven't fouled the code zero halliard, caught me out and cost me a bundle replacing a bird caged stay.

Bob Renaissance 3

On Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:46, jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Does anyone know someone who can help sort out issues with the furler on our new-to-us Maramu in St Martin? It worked well during our sea-trial, but is now stuck furled to within about 1 meter of closed.   Neither the manual nor the power furler seems to be able to budge it either in or out.  Any more experienced Amel folk in the vicinity able to swing by and take look?  I'd definitely owe you a beer or 6...


Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues

Jacob Champness
 

Hi Eric.

Thanks for that.  I'll check there.  So that would be all the way forward in the v-berth?  I know there are some solenoids up there for the windlass.  

Ours is an old Maramu, by the way, so not certain if it would be the same as on your Super?

I'd love to drop by.  I'll be working online with my west coast colleagues until 5, so will try our luck with traffic after that.  Not sure how you'd feel about my 6 and 9 year-olds tagging along?  

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin


Re: Maramu mainsail furling issues

Jacob Champness
 

Thanks Bill.  

I don't think the issue is the breaker, because I hear a clunk when I hit the switch, so I think the solenoid is firing.  That said, I do not know where the breaker is.  Can you tell me that?

I had no idea about slipping the drive motor down.  That makes all the sense in the world!  I'll try it later today when I'm back at the boat.  Thanks!

When you say documentation, are you talking about a manual for the furler?  I haven't found such a thing on the boat so far, no.  I'd love to get my hands on a systems manual for this boat.  Do you know if they ever produced one for the Maramus?

Thanks for the reminder about the signature. 

Jacob Champness
Maramu 202 - Lark
St. Martin


Regulator for MasterVolt Alpha alternator on Amel 54s

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi

We are away from the boat and I would need to know what type of charge regulator may be factory fitted on the Mastervolt Alpha alternator used in (later?) Amel 54s. 

In particular, I'm trying to see if it is the Alpha Pro MB (masterbus) regulator. 

If someone knows or could have a quick look at their set up that would be great 

Thanks 


Fair winds
Thomas

Garulfo 
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Buyers

Jean Boucharlat
 

To Jay Waganon

 

You are using this group as a marketing tool.

This is not acceptable.

 

Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: lundi 24 avril 2017 02:46
To: Amel Owners
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Buyers

 

 

Hi All,

 

I am an Amel owner and Broker. I recently had the wonderful experience of listing and quickly selling a bristol condition 2002 SM. We were under contract in 5 days after the listing went fully live. A pivotal part of the sale was the condition of the boat, and the owners knowledge and willingness to have a smooth transaction through training the buyer. My brokerage is also the largest in the world and we have more buyers than boats. I am now in the position of having a lot of potential Amel buyers who were backups for that sale. 

 

I love these boats. If you are interested in selling, I have eager buyers. Email me at jayw@... if you are ready to sell. I am not trying to use our owners group as a marketing tool but it is rare to have so many people wanting to join our community. 

 

Fair winds and following seas.

Jay Wagamon

 

PS - I am also looking for a dinghy davit if anyone has one for sale


Re: Increasing fuel capacity - Maramu #178

Ian Park
 

Just an addition, I think the Maramu and some of the older designs had the prop shaft generator, which, given fair winds, produces a fair amount of electricity en route.
I agree though about extra fuel and peace of mind - our Santorin carries 400l and we took an extra 80l in Jerry cans in the liferaft locker. We hardly used any diesel at all on the Atlantic crossing and only needed the engine coming in to anchor. We have no experience of the longer Pacific passages.
Any other comments from folks with the prop shaft alternator?

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu mainsail furling issues

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu mainsail furling issues

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

The most common problem with new owners and electric furlers is a blown circuit breaker. Do you know where the breaker is for the Main Furler?

The most common problem with new owners trying to manually furl the main is that they do not slip the drive motor down, disengaing it from the foil. The foil will never turn with the motor engaged.

Do you have any documentation?

We all normally sign our posts with our name, the name of the boat, the model and hull number and the location. It helps someone help you when you need help.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 9:15 PM, jacob.champness@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Does anyone know someone who can help sort out issues with the furler on our new-to-us Maramu in St Martin? It worked well during our sea-trial, but is now stuck furled to within about 1 meter of closed.   Neither the manual nor the power furler seems to be able to budge it either in or out.  Any more experienced Amel folk in the vicinity able to swing by and take look?  I'd definitely owe you a beer or 6...



Maramu mainsail furling issues

Jacob Champness
 

Does anyone know someone who can help sort out issues with the furler on our new-to-us Maramu in St Martin? It worked well during our sea-trial, but is now stuck furled to within about 1 meter of closed.   Neither the manual nor the power furler seems to be able to budge it either in or out.  Any more experienced Amel folk in the vicinity able to swing by and take look?  I'd definitely owe you a beer or 6...


Re: Amel Buyers

greatketch@...
 

I am not trying to use our owners group as a marketing tool...

If this isn't marketing, what--exactly--is it?  Please, this is not the right venue for your solicitations.  Read the group rules.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Culebra, PR


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Buyers

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jay,

Congratulations! I did not realize that you owned popyachts.com. I thought David Perkins founded it. Congratulations on your good fortune and hard work.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Sun, Apr 23, 2017 at 7:45 PM, J Wagam jwagam@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi All,

I am an Amel owner and Broker. I recently had the wonderful experience of listing and quickly selling a bristol condition 2002 SM. We were under contract in 5 days after the listing went fully live. A pivotal part of the sale was the condition of the boat, and the owners knowledge and willingness to have a smooth transaction through training the buyer. My brokerage is also the largest in the world and we have more buyers than boats. I am now in the position of having a lot of potential Amel buyers who were backups for that sale. 

I love these boats. If you are interested in selling, I have eager buyers. Email me at jayw@... if you are ready to sell. I am not trying to use our owners group as a marketing tool but it is rare to have so many people wanting to join our community. 

Fair winds and following seas.
Jay Wagamon

PS - I am also looking for a dinghy davit if anyone has one for sale



Amel Buyers

J Wagam <jwagam@...>
 

Hi All,

I am an Amel owner and Broker. I recently had the wonderful experience of listing and quickly selling a bristol condition 2002 SM. We were under contract in 5 days after the listing went fully live. A pivotal part of the sale was the condition of the boat, and the owners knowledge and willingness to have a smooth transaction through training the buyer. My brokerage is also the largest in the world and we have more buyers than boats. I am now in the position of having a lot of potential Amel buyers who were backups for that sale. 

I love these boats. If you are interested in selling, I have eager buyers. Email me at jayw@... if you are ready to sell. I am not trying to use our owners group as a marketing tool but it is rare to have so many people wanting to join our community. 

Fair winds and following seas.
Jay Wagamon

PS - I am also looking for a dinghy davit if anyone has one for sale