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Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Thanks Eric.  Do you have any concerns about the condition of the surface of your ballast?


Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Thanks Miles!

How did you avoid dropping the nut out of the socket when you removed it with the long extensions?

Is that attachment point at the top something you added, or is it original?

Jacob


Re: Cleaning Water Heater

Gerhard Mueller
 

If the zinc is OK you should do nothing more as inspection. The thin coating (film) works as a protection and will soon come back when you remove it. Only rinse the tank. That is sufficient.

--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Cleaning Water Heater

karkauai
 

Hi all,
I just opened my water heater to check the zinc. It's been a few years since I've done this.  I found the zinc mostly intact, but covered with a greenish film. The water is a little discolored brown.
I'm writing to ask if anyone has a great way to clean the inside of the tank. Access is limited to a 3 1 /2" hole where the AC heating element, thermostat, and zinc are mounted. Access to the hole is limited by the scupper drain pipe.

I'm thinking that I'm going to have to remove the heater and use a pressure sprayer, but hoped someone would have an easier solution.

Thanks
Kent
Kristy SM 243
St Michaels, MD


Re: IALA buoy system warning

Matt Salatino
 

Not in Europe

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jun 1, 2020, at 3:30 AM, Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1@...> wrote:

Red Right Return 
Cheers 


On May 30, 2020, at 10:58 AM, Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Terrible!
He must have been very tired......

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On May 30, 2020, at 3:32 PM, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,

Warning according to an incident yesterday in le Marin, Martinique. 

We observed an AMEL super maramu full sail up entering the bay. The captain left a green buoy at his starboard side and ended up shipwracked on the reef.

We do not know all details of this incident. 

But be warned, here is the IALA buoy sytem B used opposite to europe with IALA system A. 

All european scippers need to pay attention. 

IALA A is used by countries in Africa, most of Asia, Australia, Europe and India. IALA B is used by countries in North, Central and South America, Japan, Korea and the Philippines.

By mixing up the different color code you my end up on the reef. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 


Re: IALA buoy system warning

Courtney Gorman
 

Red Right Return 
Cheers 


On May 30, 2020, at 10:58 AM, Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

Terrible!
He must have been very tired......

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On May 30, 2020, at 3:32 PM, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,

Warning according to an incident yesterday in le Marin, Martinique. 

We observed an AMEL super maramu full sail up entering the bay. The captain left a green buoy at his starboard side and ended up shipwracked on the reef.

We do not know all details of this incident. 

But be warned, here is the IALA buoy sytem B used opposite to europe with IALA system A. 

All european scippers need to pay attention. 

IALA A is used by countries in Africa, most of Asia, Australia, Europe and India. IALA B is used by countries in North, Central and South America, Japan, Korea and the Philippines.

By mixing up the different color code you my end up on the reef. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 


Re: Mango Headsail Question

svcharisma
 

Arlo,
Give me a few days and I'll see what I can get for you.

Alan, Mango #62
sv Charisma


Re: Two questions

Gary Wells
 

Marinepartseurope has several starter switches listed, I just wouldn't know which one is for your setup.  I did put in a new panel in Martinique (there's a Volvo store there) and I'll guess they could procure the switch as well.

As far as hatch foam is concerned, the replacement I used was actually trapezoidal a bit. I want to say 12mm on the glass side and 10mm where is contacts the ridge of the hatch. 

I too, found it in a roll at a chandlery, but it was about the 12th chandler I'd searched :)

I recently acquired a freezer gasket on Amazon (searched for 'old style refrigerator gasket) and I'm not sure you couldn't order the foam there as well.  We're on anchor at the moment so I don't have much signal and can't really research.

I know there's a company that supplies Goiot hatch parts; they've probably got the gasket material but at a premium.price.   (anyway, that's where I learned the measurements from:) ) 

Gary W
SM 209, Adagio
Cape Lookout, NC .. 
(hangin' on in 30kts). 


Re: Converting my Amel 54 to lithium batteries: what I did, what I like and what I don't like (after one year of full time live aboard use)

Mark McGovern
 

Scott,

First off, thank you for sharing both the details of your LiFePO4 setup and your "real-world" experiences with the system.  It's been extremely helpful to me in planning my electrical system upgrades on my SM

Can you provide any more details on exactly how you ran the four new 50mm2 cables from the inverter to the battery switches? 

Thanks,
Mark
 
--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

smiles bernard
 

Hi Jacob
I’ve just replaced rotten bonding cables with the attached 
There is lots of good discussions about this on the forum that I read up on before attempting it and that helped. 
It’s a shot taken lying on top of my engine looking down into the bilge 
Copper strap is 50mm by 4mm
I can dig out length I bought too if helpful
20 or was it 22mm hole 2 inches from end that then attaches to keel bolt 
Long extensions on 30mm socket set 
Was quite easy. Only hard part was getting the shape about right 
Happy to help if you have qs 
I would also say that a solution with oversized copper braid cable would work well. Perhaps for not as long. 


 All the best
Miles

Maramu 162



On 30 May 2020, at 16:45, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:



Steel is steel. If bare steel is exposed to salt water it will rust. It is very important to immediately prime the ballast as soon as it is sanded. Slight oxidation will cause the bottom paint to flake of.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jacob Champness
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 10:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

 

Fair enough, but setting my specific vessel aside, and asking about ballast and copper straps on Maramus in general:

1. If the copper strap is intact, then is it true that there would be no rusting of the ballast?

2. If the rust repair job is done perfectly (the ballast is sanded clean and shiny and then immediately sealed of), then is the copper strap even necessary?

3. Is it possible that a 1979 Maramu never had a strap?

4. If the strap were missing for several years from a Maramu that should have had it then what problems would you expect to see?

5. How have others physically managed to attach a strap at the bottom of the bilge on a Maramu?  Does anyone have pictures of that job?

6. Could anyone who has the strap in place on their Maramu please comment on where it attaches at the other end from the ballast?

7. In general, how can you ever be sure that the upper surface of the ballast against the GRP stub is sealed and free of rust?

Thanks!
Jacob Champness
Maramu #42, Lark
St Augustine, USA


Re: Standing rigging - France

Philippe Chatton
 

Hi Mark 
I was in Golfe Juan the other day and saw that you had a very nice arch installed.
Would you mind sharing who did  that great work for you?
Note that we are almost neighbors 😁
Philippe Chatton
SM 445
Port Vauban - Antibes


Re: Two questions

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Mark,

Thanks. I’ll pass by the local chandlery tomorrow.

Cheers

Jean-Pierre Germain

On 31/05/2020, at 2:57 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Can't help with Q1. Q2: The seals for the hatches are available from most
chandleries. I did ours while in Martinique. The square rubber fits best. It
is sold by the foot or meter from a big spool.



With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Two questions

Hello Gang,

Our Eleuthera is powered by a Volvo TMD22. Our rotary start switch on the
optional Engine start panel is not functioning correctly. Anybody know where
I can procure a replacement?

Second question: the seals on the overhead hatches are beginning to leak. Is
there a source for this seal?

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, Opua NZ






Re: Two questions

Mark Erdos
 

Can't help with Q1. Q2: The seals for the hatches are available from most
chandleries. I did ours while in Martinique. The square rubber fits best. It
is sold by the foot or meter from a big spool.



With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Two questions

Hello Gang,

Our Eleuthera is powered by a Volvo TMD22. Our rotary start switch on the
optional Engine start panel is not functioning correctly. Anybody know where
I can procure a replacement?

Second question: the seals on the overhead hatches are beginning to leak. Is
there a source for this seal?

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, Opua NZ


Two questions

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Gang,

Our Eleuthera is powered by a Volvo TMD22. Our rotary start switch on the optional Engine start panel is not functioning correctly. Anybody know where I can procure a replacement?

Second question: the seals on the overhead hatches are beginning to leak. Is there a source for this seal?

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, Opua NZ


Re: Mango Headsail Question

Arlo
 

Hello Alan, thats interesting. Do you have any pictures of the deck attachment point that you can share please (both above and below the deck?


Re: Mango Headsail Question

svcharisma
 

Arlo,
We have Mango #62, (1986).  We have a removeable inner forestay that seems to be original equipment.  We use this with a hank-on sail for the second head sail when sailing downwind.  It works well.

Alan
sv Charisma


Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

eric freedman
 

Steel is steel. If bare steel is exposed to salt water it will rust. It is very important to immediately prime the ballast as soon as it is sanded. Slight oxidation will cause the bottom paint to flake of.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jacob Champness
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 10:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

 

Fair enough, but setting my specific vessel aside, and asking about ballast and copper straps on Maramus in general:

1. If the copper strap is intact, then is it true that there would be no rusting of the ballast?

2. If the rust repair job is done perfectly (the ballast is sanded clean and shiny and then immediately sealed of), then is the copper strap even necessary?

3. Is it possible that a 1979 Maramu never had a strap?

4. If the strap were missing for several years from a Maramu that should have had it then what problems would you expect to see?

5. How have others physically managed to attach a strap at the bottom of the bilge on a Maramu?  Does anyone have pictures of that job?

6. Could anyone who has the strap in place on their Maramu please comment on where it attaches at the other end from the ballast?

7. In general, how can you ever be sure that the upper surface of the ballast against the GRP stub is sealed and free of rust?

Thanks!
Jacob Champness
Maramu #42, Lark
St Augustine, USA


Re: IALA buoy system warning

Matt Salatino
 

Terrible!
He must have been very tired......

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On May 30, 2020, at 3:32 PM, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,

Warning according to an incident yesterday in le Marin, Martinique. 

We observed an AMEL super maramu full sail up entering the bay. The captain left a green buoy at his starboard side and ended up shipwracked on the reef.

We do not know all details of this incident. 

But be warned, here is the IALA buoy sytem B used opposite to europe with IALA system A. 

All european scippers need to pay attention. 

IALA A is used by countries in Africa, most of Asia, Australia, Europe and India. IALA B is used by countries in North, Central and South America, Japan, Korea and the Philippines.

By mixing up the different color code you my end up on the reef. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 


Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Fair enough, but setting my specific vessel aside, and asking about ballast and copper straps on Maramus in general:

1. If the copper strap is intact, then is it true that there would be no rusting of the ballast?

2. If the rust repair job is done perfectly (the ballast is sanded clean and shiny and then immediately sealed of), then is the copper strap even necessary?

3. Is it possible that a 1979 Maramu never had a strap?

4. If the strap were missing for several years from a Maramu that should have had it then what problems would you expect to see?

5. How have others physically managed to attach a strap at the bottom of the bilge on a Maramu?  Does anyone have pictures of that job?

6. Could anyone who has the strap in place on their Maramu please comment on where it attaches at the other end from the ballast?

7. In general, how can you ever be sure that the upper surface of the ballast against the GRP stub is sealed and free of rust?

Thanks!
Jacob Champness
Maramu #42, Lark
St Augustine, USA


IALA buoy system warning

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

Warning according to an incident yesterday in le Marin, Martinique. 

We observed an AMEL super maramu full sail up entering the bay. The captain left a green buoy at his starboard side and ended up shipwracked on the reef.

We do not know all details of this incident. 

But be warned, here is the IALA buoy sytem B used opposite to europe with IALA system A. 

All european scippers need to pay attention. 

IALA A is used by countries in Africa, most of Asia, Australia, Europe and India. IALA B is used by countries in North, Central and South America, Japan, Korea and the Philippines.

By mixing up the different color code you my end up on the reef. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique