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Vindvane on a 54?

Martin Birkhoff
 

To all owners of a 54,
did anyone try to fit a 54 with a vindvane? I do not rmember clearly but I think I have seen pics of an 54 steered by a vindvane.

Thanks

Martin 

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Ian Townsend
 

Our modifications include:
- tool cabinet in locker across from fwd head
- vented door on wet locker at nav station
- Shelving for paper products in passageway aft locker 
- athwartships bunk in aft cabin
- fridge/freezer under galley sink
- oceanarium sky screens on all hatches (except fwd head)
- interior LED lighting and new modernized fixtures

We also just finished our full cockpit enclosure a couple of months ago. Gives us lots more ‘interior’ space!


Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
SM153

On Feb 20, 2021, at 10:01 AM, Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:

Hey Mark, here is a quick panorama snap of the cabin this morning... Click to open fully. The opening was widened slightly as well, and slidy cabinets along port and stb increase storage. Underneath is a tetris maze of big Tupperware holding spare parts. There are 2 mattresses (with a nice single topper so the middle sleeper avoids the crack), so accessing the rudder is just a matter of flipping the back mattress onto the front. Not the most most convenient, but 1 minute to do, and the trade off is more than worth it... 
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Amel Club still active??? http://www.club-amel.fr/home-community/

JB Duler
 

The Amel Yard seems to run a Forum/  Amel Club (http://www.club-amel.fr/home-community/).
Does anybody know if that forum/club is still maintained?
It takes forever to load (I am in San Francisco, so I assume they are using a local server in France), there are lots of broken links, outdated posts, little activity, and on the top of it the site is not secure.
As we are trying to gather feedback from Amel owners on insurance issues (potentially leading to a self insured plan) I am trying to reach as many Amel Owners as possible.
Fill out the survey if you have not done so:
English version: https://kivfinance.typeform.com/to/weCULvfW

French version:https://kivfinance.typeform.com/to/bsWP60ko

--

John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey Mark, here is a quick panorama snap of the cabin this morning... Click to open fully. The opening was widened slightly as well, and slidy cabinets along port and stb increase storage. Underneath is a tetris maze of big Tupperware holding spare parts. There are 2 mattresses (with a nice single topper so the middle sleeper avoids the crack), so accessing the rudder is just a matter of flipping the back mattress onto the front. Not the most most convenient, but 1 minute to do, and the trade off is more than worth it... 


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Bill Kinney
 

On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 09:32 PM, Brent Cameron wrote:
Didn’t you and Karen also install a hatch on the aft cabin deck just aft of the mizzen mast?  I absolutely remember being fascinated by your innovative mizzen traveller adjustment (just like the main traveller) and thought that I remembered noticing that you had an extra hatch that I hadn’t seen on other Super Maramus.   

Brent
Brent,

The mizzen traveler modification is ours.  I didn't include it since it is not "interior", but I can't imagine sailing the boat without it.  We have not added a hatch, although have seen boats with that change.

I did forget to include the LED strip lights we added to the galley.  Another change I'd not want to lose. And red lights at key places through the cabin for night work on passage.

Bill


Re: Where best to locate Raymarine Evolution Autopilot EV-1 Sensor Core on Santorin

antonio scipioni
 

Ok ! Give me some days to take pics.
Antonio 
Vagabundo
Sn108 Rome 

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 18 feb 2021, alle ore 18:04, Grant Starling via groups.io <grantstarling@...> ha scritto:

Hi Antonio,

Thanks for the feedback.  If you can post a photo of the location of the flux gate that would be appreciated.  Not sure that position is any more central then my current location behind the port salon sofa, but could be a better?

Good idea keeping the 6000 as a spare - I may do the same now that you mention it.  I already have a spare rotary drive motor, so probably good to have a spare back-up system for my circumnavigation.

best
Grant


Re: Search: rubber sleeves for joysticks

Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer
 

Many THX Jamie

there is a APEM german subsidiary to whom i will get in touch directly on monday.
Happy weekend and fair winds.
Best
Ulrich.
<>
Am 19.02.2021 um 17:06 schrieb Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...>:

Ulrich, I think they called them rubber boots but I don't remember. When I ordered, I ordered the joysticks and boots separately. That is the way they work.
Again, the name is APEM.

This is the reference to one of the ones I ordered: SILICONE BOOT FOR 600H SERIES - JOYSTICK plus APEM DPDT Toggle Switch, (On)-Off-(On), Panel Mount

Hope that helps get you pointed to the right terminology RS uses.

Jamie


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Mark Barter
 

Hi Davi,

Do you by any chance have a photograph of your rear cabin? That certainly sounds like a modification we would like to make.

Thanks
Mark
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Davi Rozgonyi
 
Edited

The best mod hands down we inherited from our wonderful previous owner: an aft cabin conversion into a single wall to wall bed taking normal mattresses and bigger than king size bed. For a three person marriage, it just about sold the boat for us. 

Another brilliancy was to put a waeco freezer in place of the nav station stool...with a solid enclosure and a cushion on top, it rocks.

We cut out the admittedly beautiful table leg wine holder, and replaced it with two robust pistons to convert it into a huge daybed/guest bed/movie couch, with a 40 inch screen opposite. Also wonderful. We usually eat in the cockpit, or on our laps, so we have raised it maybe twice in 3 years. We enjoy our movies so that mod was pretty necessary, sitting around the table for film nights got old in about 2 weeks. All the bilge space was preserved underneath, and the wines are in a milk crate under one side of the seating. 

A tiny mod I did immediately which has been replicated at least once for being so handy: I cut out a 3/4 inch half circle from the top of the bin holding the shower hose...that old hose is precious, and now it can be out without getting squashed by the lid. There is no need for that to be 1000 percent watertight as the SM cockpit stays dry. 

Edit: another ESSENTIAL to us mod our po made: two additional hatches in the roof of the aft cabin. I don't see how people survive summer without it. One over the head, the other in line with it over the entrance. We pull the back of the dodger out over the sundeck with a line in the rain, and can keep these open under almost monsoon rain. Gets the steam out of the shower in 30 seconds too, and they face forward to scoop air on anchor. Absolute must for us... 

We installed a litter box under the galley sink, but I don't think anyone here is interested in that 😅


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila
 

On S/Y Lady Annila we have changed to electrical stove and oven, built a drawer cabinett in the wardrobe area next to nav table, added an extra shelf for the nav. computer above the nav tabke, added a smaller table in the cocpit,  cut some 10 cm off the extension cushion and board in the forward cabin to gain some extra floor space when it is in use. 
So not so much. 

Regards
Ann-Sofie & Jonas
S/Y LadyvAnnila SMS 232, , 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

20/02/2021 kl. 01:23 skrev eric freedman <kimberlite@...>:



I was just wondering what physical upgrades owners of the super Maramu have done to their interiors besides

A change of curtains etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Brent Cameron
 

Didn’t you and Karen also install a hatch on the aft cabin deck just aft of the mizzen mast?  I absolutely remember being fascinated by your innovative mizzen traveller adjustment (just like the main traveller) and thought that I remembered noticing that you had an extra hatch that I hadn’t seen on other Super Maramus.   

Brent

On Feb 19, 2021, 9:29 PM -0500, Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...>, wrote:
Eric,

A great question, and it reminds me how well the original design and fixtures on our boat have held up for over 25 years. Not entirely sure what all you'd include in "interior", but here is our list:

  • We upgraded our galley with a 4 burner stove (from the original 2 burner), and added a microwave/convection oven as well to replace the original microwave. The head cook on board is really happy with those changes. Previous owner replaced the tile countertop with Corian.
  • Much of the cushion foam has been replaced inside the original covers. Not really an "upgrade" just replacing stuff worn out. 
  • We upgraded the seat for the nav station.
  • A previous owner added some fantastic magnetic insect screens for all the opening ports.
  • Alpenglow lamp in the main saloon, and LED bulbs everywhere. New shades for the lamps in the saloon.
  • As part of a major deck repair we replaced the hatch in the saloon, and added an interior shade and screen.
  • We replaced the hand wheels on the companionway with cams.  
One thing that hasn't changed is the original interior fabric Amel chose.  The synthetic velour-like material seems to be pretty bullet proof. We like the pattern, and will change it out when it does wear out, whenever that might be.  I think Bill Rouse has predicted 100 years. A few other things have needed replacing, but in general we have stayed as close to the original design as possible.

It's not a long list, we are pretty happy with Capt Henrie's choices.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA

--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Bill Kinney
 

Eric,

A great question, and it reminds me how well the original design and fixtures on our boat have held up for over 25 years. Not entirely sure what all you'd include in "interior", but here is our list:

  • We upgraded our galley with a 4 burner stove (from the original 2 burner), and added a microwave/convection oven as well to replace the original microwave. The head cook on board is really happy with those changes. Previous owner replaced the tile countertop with Corian.
  • Much of the cushion foam has been replaced inside the original covers. Not really an "upgrade" just replacing stuff worn out. 
  • We upgraded the seat for the nav station.
  • A previous owner added some fantastic magnetic insect screens for all the opening ports.
  • Alpenglow lamp in the main saloon, and LED bulbs everywhere. New shades for the lamps in the saloon.
  • As part of a major deck repair we replaced the hatch in the saloon, and added an interior shade and screen.
  • We replaced the hand wheels on the companionway with cams.  
One thing that hasn't changed is the original interior fabric Amel chose.  The synthetic velour-like material seems to be pretty bullet proof. We like the pattern, and will change it out when it does wear out, whenever that might be.  I think Bill Rouse has predicted 100 years. A few other things have needed replacing, but in general we have stayed as close to the original design as possible.

It's not a long list, we are pretty happy with Capt Henrie's choices.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Yanmar 4JH4HTE installation in a super Maramu

eric freedman
 

I was wondering if anyone has changed their Yanmar 4jh3hte engine to a 4jh4hte Yanmar

Besides Kent.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376


Super Maramu interior upgrades

eric freedman
 

I was just wondering what physical upgrades owners of the super Maramu have done to their interiors besides

A change of curtains etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Bowrhruster gear pil or grease?

eric freedman
 

Sorry,

I meant to write a little over the front edge of the seal where the seal meets the fiberglass.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Osterberg
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 7:09 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bowrhruster gear pil or grease?

 

Eric
Yes that is about how I do it, except do not know the meaning of "lithe over the front...." 
Paul on sykerpa SM 259 Lagos Portugal 


Re: Bowrhruster gear pil or grease?

Paul Osterberg
 

Eric
Yes that is about how I do it, except do not know the meaning of "lithe over the front...." 
Paul on sykerpa SM 259 Lagos Portugal 


Re: Bowrhruster gear pil or grease?

eric freedman
 

Paul,

Did you pack the back of the lip seal with grease and install it with the edge covered in silicone sealant, with a lithe over the front edge of the seal?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Osterberg
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2021 1:38 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bowrhruster gear pil or grease?

 

Bill K thank you!
I have new gears, new shaft and a new lip seal, all from Amel, and it leak badly,  the new shaft surface was rather rough, I have now smooth it with 2000 grit paper, hope that will improve situation. I will install with a new lip Seal and gear oil and see how it work, else I might try Dannys on Ocean Pearl way on doing it

Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Members working on possible Group Boat Insurance Offering for Amel Owners

 

All,

The "Amel Owners Insurance Team" consisting of Teun BAAS, Kent Robertson, Ken Powers, Brent Cameron, David Kurtz, David Vogel, and JB Duler have been "working to come up with a Group Insurance Offering for Amel sailboats that recognize that Amel yachts are a safer and less risky offering than other sailboats and that might represent a safer bet for Insurance Companies to cover." The team has developed a survey that they would encourage every owner to take to help them gauge interest.  Amel Owner Survey Form

From Amel Owners Insurance Team:
"If there is adequate interest, we will proceed with a formal business case to develop such an offering. Rest assured any information that you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence and ONLY used to help us create such an offering. Your information will not be used to solicit any other services or put on any sort of a mailing list.

Ideally, we would like to get as many Amel owners as possible to respond to this survey so please feel free to pass the link to other Amel owners that you feel might benefit from such an offering as well. Similar requests are being made on the Amel Owner's Forum and the French Amel Forum. The survey is being translated to French as well and has been provided to Amel as well.

Please respond BY FILLING OUT THE SURVEY and help pass the word. Here is a link to the survey:
  Amel Owner Survey Form"

From me:
I know well many of the Amel Owners Insurance Team: Teun BAAS, Kent Robertson, Ken Powers, Brent Cameron, David Kurtz, David Vogel, and JB Duler. Most are clients of my Amel Owners Yacht School. Many of you know that I also attempted to do this about 18 months ago and was not able to get any underwriters interested. But, I believe that if at first, you do not succeed, try again and again. 

I believe if this Amel Group Insurance Offering can be accomplished it could be very good for Amel owners to be part of a group in dealing with insurance companies, and today, even more important. Today, it is not the price that is most important, but rather the policy terms and how the claim is handled. There are too many stories of insurance companies refusing to pay a claim. You should know that I don't believe that underwriters will necessarily look at Amel owners as lower risk than others. Underwriters will learn that Amel owners actually sail their boats and log many more miles than others in different brand boats. Underwriters will consider this a RISK and probably not necessarily offer lower prices. However, the benefits of Group Leverage are worth paying more because when you have a claim or if you have some other issue, you are not just an individual, but an individual within a large group. I believe there are many challenges that will need to be overcome, including the higher risk of more miles above, and the venue and governing laws because the Group is made up of Europeans, Americans, Brits, Australians, Kiwis, and the other nationalities. Even some states, divisions, and territories want to regulate insurance purchased by people within their borders. That said, I really hope something can be accomplished. Amel Owners Insurance Team needs your help. 

If they are going to get an audience with the right people, they need a briefcase full of real interest. Help yourself and help the team by filling out their survey:  Amel Owner Survey Form

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


Re: "Apple is examining a chemistry for the car battery called LFP, or lithium iron phosphate, for its car", that will bring the cost down for all of us

Nicolas Klene
 

Hi Ken 
You might have answered that question before but I was wondering if we could find the make of your batteries in Europe ? They seem to be 300a/h in 24v a piece ??
I was planning to upgrade to only 600A/h LifePo4 which would be more then my 660 A/h with 12 AGM 110/12v but you seem to think 900a/h is better ...! 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Bowrhruster gear pil or grease?

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Llike Paul, I used a mix as well.  I put some waterproof lithium grease on the gears then filled it with the proper amount of Gear Oil.

It is very important that the part of the shaft that touches the lip seal be as smooth as possible.  If there is a slight abrasive spot on the shaft it send the lip seal to an early grave.  If there is a nick in the shaft, like I had a few years ago, the oil will drain out within a few months.  If this happens to you, your gears will probably be OK, but the bearings will rust out.  When this happens, you won't notice anything until you try to 1) remove the lower end of the bow thruster and find it is completely rusted to the the motor, or 2) you try to use the bow thruster and it blows out everything.  I was lucky I found the problem when I did.  The bearing were just about frozen.  A few more months in the water and I would have had a $2000 to $3000 problem.  Lucky!

I take Aquarius out of the water every years, and when I do I remove the lower end of the bow thruster and check the fluid.   This is one of the reasons why I didn't put Copper Coat on Aquarius.  I plan to Take Aquarius out of the water every year to check the bottom carefully.

Most of you have seen it, but this video shows what it looks like when your seal quits sealing!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-xWzNfnWLw&t=466s 

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K#262

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