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Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

 

I spoke to Caraibe Marine. They have wet cell, AGM, Gel, and Lithium

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


On Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 2:23 PM Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Duane 
I just bought 12 EMGs from Caribe Marine I know they also had wet cells much cheaper
Great service fair price
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin
Saint Anne


On Dec 4, 2019, at 1:46 PM, Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Our 12v wet cell batteries need to be replaced, any suggestions on a store in Martinique?

We have found Hankook brand, anyone have experience with them?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: Dripless shaft seal

Matt Salatino
 

The PSS only sank one boat I’m aware of.
Another, close friend, almost lost his boat, when the PSS bellows hose failed, 600 miles from shore. He was able to wrap stuff around the bellows to slow the leak to something manageable by the bilge pump, but he could not run his motor. He yanked the PSS off as soon as he reached land.
I’ve had success with the Lasdrop Gen II. It uses a conventional shaft log hose, and has an internal cutlass bearing to maintain concentricity of the seals. Their service kit is only two lip seals, that need replacement at 5-7 year intervals. When those go, it’s a slight drip, not torrent of water. Less than $20 for the seals. We’ve had our Lasdrop for 10 years, replaced seals once. I’m installing one on our new Amel 50 which comes with a PSS. I will replace it with the Lasdrop at our first haulout. It will be for sale then......

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Dec 4, 2019, at 2:56 PM, Arlo <svplanb@...> wrote:

Hello all. I plan to have my cutlass bearing replaced soon and want to use the opportunity to install a dripless shaft seal. I have a 1985 Mango. Looking at both the PSS and Tides systems. Anyone have experience either ? My mechanic is saying he recommends the tides as you can have a spare hose carrier installed and not need to pull the shaft when it needs replacing or leaks. I have a recommendation for the PSS from Dave (another Mango owner)....thoughts?

A54 VHF antenna Make/Model

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello
could anyone confirm the brand/model of the VHF antenna originally fitted by Amel on the 54? (we have asked them and they could not confirm)

I have noted that Scott has replaced his with a Shakespeare 5215, and wanted to know if there were any alternatives.

Thanks
Regards


Soraya
Garulfo A54-122
Marquesas, French Polynesia

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump and a New Source for Marco Pumps

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,

Just wanted to provide feedback on our order of the marco up2-p from the following website www.marco-pumps.com. (Mate-USA doesn't deliver outside USA/Canada).

Overall very pleased. Delivery is indeed 15USD/EUR worldwide, dispatch within 24h of order, and customer service available via whatsapp!!. (the maintenance kit was unavailable and required 2-3 extra days)
Our parcel arrived to Tahiti  - French polynesia - 5 working days after the order. Only reporting now as it then had to clear through customs and be forwarded further within french Polynesia etc.

Not yet installed, but a couple of observations :
- we were first surprised that the pump is significantly smaller than the jabsco one, fits in your hand.
- we had to get different connectors to fit to existing hoses. The diagram on the pump documentation doesn't show the thread one side of the connector, and the 1/2" barb connection doesn't fit the existing setup.

We will provide further feedback once installed and running.

PS: thanks to Bill for sharing the discount code

Best,
Soraya

GARULFO A54-122
Marquesas, French Polynesia



Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

Symphony
 

I delivered a catamaran from Le Marin Caraibes Marine to Ft Lauderdale in 2016.  

the boat was OK but needed lots of details, stove, fuel jugs, a battery, hoses, light bulbs, oil and fuel filters. etc.
I loaded up with the fantastic food available in Martinique - French imports at low prices. 
I repaired, jury-rigged, secured the boat as much as I could at the marina, then sailed to St Martin where I purchased everything needed easily, and far cheaper.  It was possibly risky but the weather and conditions were all in my favor.  

I love Martinique.  Le Marin is a fantastique place to see lots of Amels

Richard
Vicem 58 "Songbird"
Branford, CT

Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi Duane 
I just bought 12 EMGs from Caribe Marine I know they also had wet cells much cheaper
Great service fair price
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin
Saint Anne


On Dec 4, 2019, at 1:46 PM, Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk@...> wrote:

Our 12v wet cell batteries need to be replaced, any suggestions on a store in Martinique?

We have found Hankook brand, anyone have experience with them?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Dripless shaft seal

Arlo
 
Edited

Hello all. I plan to have my cutlass bearing replaced soon and want to use the opportunity to install a dripless shaft seal. I have a 1985 Mango. Looking at both the PSS and Tides systems. Anyone have experience either ? My mechanic is saying he recommends the tides as you can have a spare seal carrier installed and not need to pull the shaft when it needs replacing or leaks. I have a recommendation for the PSS from Dave (another Mango owner)....thoughts?

Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

Mark McGovern
 

There were no good options for purchasing batteries in Le Marin, Martinique when I purchased my boat back in June 2017.  Things may have changed since then and others might have some more current advice for you but I paid roughly double the price for no-name starter battery in Martinique than I would have paid for a name brand starter battery in the USA.  Let us know what you find!

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Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

Re: Mast painting Amel Super Maramu

Jarek Zemlo
 

Jean-Pierre

thank you
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Jarek Zemlo

Re: Mast painting Amel Super Maramu

Jarek Zemlo
 

Pat,

many thanks
Regards
Jarek
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Jarek Zemlo

Re: Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

 

Caraibes Marine. 
Ask for Julien 
julien@...

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 11:46 AM Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Our 12v wet cell batteries need to be replaced, any suggestions on a store in Martinique?

We have found Hankook brand, anyone have experience with them?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Martinique- Good store for 12v batteries?

Duane Siegfri
 

Our 12v wet cell batteries need to be replaced, any suggestions on a store in Martinique?

We have found Hankook brand, anyone have experience with them?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: SM- Yanmar Ignition module?

Dan Carlson
 

Thanks Bill, 

I found the spare and from which I could figure out the wiring. I just couldn't see the markings on the installed relay on the engine to figure it out.

Thanks and regards, 
Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387, Shelter Bay Marina

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 10:59 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@... wrote:
Dan this is a relay that is closed on one side by the Yanmar ignition when the key is turned on (2 wires 12 volt). This 12 volt side closes upon ignition and also closes the other side of the relay switching a positive 24 volt "excite" circuit for the alternator. With this info and the stamped info on the relay should help you determine which wire goes where. BTW, you have a spare relay. 

Also, the 24 alternator will self-excite at about 1800-2000 rpm, and once self-excited will stay excited.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 9:24 AM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
Hi SM-Yanmar owners: I changed the fuel filter recently and knocked loose the red (24v) wire that goes from the 24v alternator positive post into the small module that is attached to the engine between the fuel filter and the engine stop solenoid (?).  The white ignition wire to the alternator also comes from this module.  It has five spade connectors and only four are used. It looks like it came off of the rear most spade. Also, if it contacts the open center spade the red alternator warning light on the 24 volt panel comes on.  

Can anyone confirm which spade this red wire should be attached to? And for my learning; it would be great to know a bit more about how this module functions.  I'm guessing or vaguely recalling that it uses some other signal like oil pressure to switch on the the ignition signal to the alternator?

Thanks and regards, 
Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387, at Shelter Bay Marina

Re: SM- Yanmar Ignition module?

 

Dan this is a relay that is closed on one side by the Yanmar ignition when the key is turned on (2 wires 12 volt). This 12 volt side closes upon ignition and also closes the other side of the relay switching a positive 24 volt "excite" circuit for the alternator. With this info and the stamped info on the relay should help you determine which wire goes where. BTW, you have a spare relay. 

Also, the 24 alternator will self-excite at about 1800-2000 rpm, and once self-excited will stay excited.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Wed, Dec 4, 2019, 9:24 AM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
Hi SM-Yanmar owners: I changed the fuel filter recently and knocked loose the red (24v) wire that goes from the 24v alternator positive post into the small module that is attached to the engine between the fuel filter and the engine stop solenoid (?).  The white ignition wire to the alternator also comes from this module.  It has five spade connectors and only four are used. It looks like it came off of the rear most spade. Also, if it contacts the open center spade the red alternator warning light on the 24 volt panel comes on.  

Can anyone confirm which spade this red wire should be attached to? And for my learning; it would be great to know a bit more about how this module functions.  I'm guessing or vaguely recalling that it uses some other signal like oil pressure to switch on the the ignition signal to the alternator?

Thanks and regards, 
Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387, at Shelter Bay Marina

suction mount iPad holder

Donato Valente
 

hi amelians
can you tell me if an iPad suction mount holder works on the instruments floor material ?
many thanks

Donato 
sm2000 Ocean Bird #468


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Re: Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 2000

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Staten,

Some time ago, various Amel owners contributed to the Cruisers Forum


You may find answers to most of your questions there.

Good Luck in your search.

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, Opua NZ



On 4 Dec 2019, at 19:44, Staten via Groups.Io <vls43402@...> wrote:

Please let me know what the difference is between these two models.  I am considering purchasing one or the other.

SM- Yanmar Ignition module?

Dan Carlson
 

Hi SM-Yanmar owners: I changed the fuel filter recently and knocked loose the red (24v) wire that goes from the 24v alternator positive post into the small module that is attached to the engine between the fuel filter and the engine stop solenoid (?).  The white ignition wire to the alternator also comes from this module.  It has five spade connectors and only four are used. It looks like it came off of the rear most spade. Also, if it contacts the open center spade the red alternator warning light on the 24 volt panel comes on.  

Can anyone confirm which spade this red wire should be attached to? And for my learning; it would be great to know a bit more about how this module functions.  I'm guessing or vaguely recalling that it uses some other signal like oil pressure to switch on the the ignition signal to the alternator?

Thanks and regards, 
Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387, at Shelter Bay Marina

Re: Companion way for removal

Courtney Gorman
 

Alan we will be anchored in St Anne tonight 
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin 


On Dec 3, 2019, at 6:26 PM, Alan Grayson <bazgrayson@...> wrote:


Hey mate, I did not remove the slide, I just removed the plywood at the back to allow it to slide up to the dodger. I masked off the wood on either side before raising the slide to work on it.
I removed all the top layer of the plywood then sanded with 80 grit. One coat of high build epoxy primer then a sand with 220 grit. I was not happy with the coverage so I did it again, then 2 coats of awlgrip Nordic white straight off the shelf. It was close enough for the 3 meter rule. If it looks good from 3 meters then your done. I do have a couple of runs so I would like to do another coat but I’m in no rush.
All done with a brush and foam brush.
We are heading to St Anne for a few days of R&R and zero dollar days after 2 very hectic days.
Rigging went well I had it very close they only adjusted the main uppers,the mizzen uppers and the mizzen backstays.
Got everything on my list ticked off.
Alan


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk@...>
Sent: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:01:37 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Companion way for removal
 
Alan,

I came by this morning to have a look at your companionway, and it looks great.  Could you give some more information on your proceedure?

Did you remove the door, or just raise it to the Dodger?

If the door wasn't removed, were you able to mask off the wood channel the door slides in, or how did you protect the unpained frame?  Or did you just paint to the edge of the frame?

What kind of epoxy filler did you use?  Just one coat?  Was it applied by brush?

Thanks!
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Super Maramu vs. Super Maramu 2000

Staten
 

Please let me know what the difference is between these two models.  I am considering purchasing one or the other.

Re: Greasing stegring cables

James Alton
 

Miles,

  If you look carefully on the back of the top rack I think that you will find that your boat actually has two grease nipples on the steering system,  or at least mine does.  I missed the second one myself on the first grease run.  I can tell that grease is getting on to the racks since it changes the sound and the feel slightly.  While it is certainly easy to pump some fresh grease in I am thinking that it would be a good idea for me to take everything apart and clean out any abrasive material that might be in the old grease.  Fingers crossed that everything looks good!

Best,

James
Maramu #220

On Dec 3, 2019, at 4:12 AM, smiles bernard via Groups.Io <smilesbernard@...> wrote:

Hi there 
I thought it would be interesting to note that on the mid 80s Maramus with morse 401 commander rack and pinion steering system each rack has a grease nipple so this sounds like a good idea as an upgrade for the ultraflex system imo. 

All the best
Miles
Maramu 162


On 23 Nov 2019, at 21:32, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Pat,

The potential grease port location I spoke of may be easy to reach on one rack, but I am not sure about the other. See below.
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 3:19 PM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pat,

I haven't considered that. I assume that you are referring to the racks...the steering cable is sealed.

I assume that the "leaking grease" is coming from the rack housing at one end or the other. If I recall these ends are not perfectly sealed. And as the toothed rack moves back and forth, it could push excess grease toward the ends of the rack housing.

Keep in mind that it is the steel toothed racks inside each rack housing that will fail with excess wear and that excess wear will be very close to the center of each rack. I believe this is wear caused by the autopilot "back and forth motion." It may also be caused by securing the helm in a center position while anchored.

Amel SAV said that they are going to be sourcing these steel toothed racks and have them available, even though the original manufacturer, Ultraflex, has stopped producing them. See the worn rack below:
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One rack has teeth pointed upward, the other rack teeth are pointed downward. Tooth orientation, along with primarily 
center wear, should be considered when adding grease/fitting.
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Translation:Corrugated Washer ---- Teflon half-rings

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Possibly, the cover shown below can be drilled to inject grease. If so, this would be a fairly easy modification that could possibly add years of service to the racks. 
I am worried that the metal is to thin to take a thread tap. If that is true, possibly it could be drilled, grease injected and a rubber plug inserted. I know there are a few owners who can answer this question. We may need a volunteer to study this further.
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Sat, Nov 23, 2019 at 1:55 PM Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill, For some years now I have had a minor leak of grease from the rack&pinion . What do you think about adding a nipple to put a little grease back into the unit .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Nov 23, 2019 9:52 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Greasing stegring cables

The cables are sealed.

The racks and pinion have to be disassembled to add grease. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Nov 23, 2019, 7:32 AM Arthur Sundqvist <arthur@...> wrote:
How and where do I Grease the Steering Cables?
arthur sundqvist
sm435. Vista
Fair winds.....