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Re: Onan Cranks But Won't Start

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Alexander:

 

I verified that the engine fault breaker (CB2), generator fault breaker (CB5) were set and not tripping.  Also the Engine Run/Emergency Stop  red switch (CB4) is on.  CB1 is the DC Circuit Breaker and it has not tripped and is set.  When it is turned off the engine will not crank.

 

Thanks for the input.


Gary Silver  s/v Liahona  Amel  SM #335


Re: Onan Cranks But Won't Start

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Olivier:

 

Thanks for your reply.  The starting battery (12 volt) has a small solar panel to trickel charge it while on the hard.  Even so, for the few days we were in the yard I charged it with a 12 volt battery charger and so it was topped up.   It is about two years old and I haven't run a load test on it yet (just brought down from the states a load tester).  Will have to try that out.  The brushes on the starter were in good shape but dirty, as was the commutator, both of which I cleaned up.  When I pre-heat, you can hear the fuel pump clicking and the voltage does drop a bit.  I will try disconnecting the fuel pump and see if I get a voltage drop when only the glow plug is in line.  The starting battery does turn over the Yanmar easily and we have tried running the Yanmar at 2,000 rpm, in neutral gear, to boost the battery voltage during starting attemps.  I measure 13.8 volts on the input side of the starter during start attempts so I think this isn't a battery/voltage issue. The negative side contactor (relay) was replaced 4 years ago.  I haven't measured the voltage drop across it yet.

Nevertheless, I am going to clean up all the remaining grounds on the engine block, then check the stop solenoid to make sure it is fully retracting, and lastly I am going to remove the exhaust elbow to see if if is plugged.  I have a friend on another Amel headed to San Juan to get parts and he is going to pick up an exhaust gasket (if it is available). 

Hope all is well with you Olivier, our family will never forget your kindnesses to us in July 2001 when you trained us on the boat.

 

All the best,


Gary Silver   Amel SM #335  Puerto Del Rey - Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Sorry to read about your problem Gary,

Read the other reply, did you check all the fuse/breakers, especially the "Field" were on?

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Tue, 1/19/16, amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 8:21 PM


 









 Hi All: My boat, SM
#335, has an Onan 7MDKAL-431 Spec B, 7 kW genset.  It has
2,300 hrs on it and it has been basically flawless with
normal matinenance.  6 months ago I changed the oil, it
operated fine and we put it on the hard in Puerto Rico for
the hurricane season.  Now, having splashed yesterday, I
can't get the darn thing to start.  It cranks, attempts
to start but will not sustain combustion.  Inspection of
the water pump reveals all impeller blades intact (new
impeller), no missing blades to account for since last
change.  The oil level is good, oil is clean.  It seems to
crank a bit slow, so I took the starter off, cleaned up the
brushes and commutator and re-installed it cleaning up all
the terminals as I went.  Still cranks seemingly slow, but
realy plenty fast to start if somehting else wasn;t wrong. 
I changed the fuel filter and bled the system.  I checked
all the sensors (mine doesn't have the fault flashing
light sytem).  I installed my new spare electric fuel pump
(what a pain in the a..), the engineer that designed that
location should be keel-hauled.  I'm kind of running
out of ideas.  Browsed the forum back a year or two and
didn't come up with this scenario or additional ideas. 
Any additional thoughts? Appreciate the
help.   Gary Silver,  Amel SM #335  
Puerto Del Rey - Puerto Rico









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] genoa furler holding plate

danielmfrey63@...
 

Dear Olivier

Thank you very much for your explications. They are very helpful to me. I just got new sails from Qsails in Izmir, and of course I want to treat them right from the beginning.

Maybe one last question. I am a bit confused about AMELs original idea of the possible use of the Santorin as little sister or little brother of the Super Maramu. A Santorin owner told me recently that during the take over instruction week in Hyères back in 1996 he was told by the AMEL people that the Santorin has to go back to shore power each evening - with the standard installation of 3 batteries. An other friend of mine is right now crossing the Atlantic with his Santorin - making full use of the standard wave generator and two solar panels he
has added.

Thank you very much and Kind regards.

Daniel

Heureka
AMEL Santorin No. 64 (1992)
Kuşadası (Setur Marina), Turkey



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start

Beaute Olivier
 

Good morning Gary,

the Onan sometimes starts with difficulties because of electric power (although the main engine starts easily).
Is your starter battery in good condition (how old is it?)? Did you charge it while your 6 months on the hard.
To make sure this is not a battery problem, start your engine first, run it at 1200 rpm, then try to start the genset.
The problem could also be the pre-heating plugs that are dead (is the starter battery voltage going down when you're pre-heating?).

In french, we say: let's start with the beginning! The beginning is the starter battery. Then you will investigate the fuel supply line...

Good luck.

Olivier.


On Wednesday, January 20, 2016 7:25 AM, "Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Gary,

Think simple… if your engine starts then shuts down,  it is likely a fuel problem.

Good luck,


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, Amel Super Maramu 007


On 20 Jan 2016, at 04:57, 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Gary.
Aletes’s Onan suffered similar symptoms this last spring after not being used for over 6 months. Check my posting Aug 1, 2015 “Onan generator will not run”. Carbon buildup at exhaust manifold/mixing elbow junction had restricted exhaust flow to the diameter of a pencil. Once relieve she started on the first bump.
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start
 
 
 
Hi All:
 
My boat, SM #335, has an Onan 7MDKAL-431 Spec B, 7 kW genset.  It has 2,300 hrs on it and it has been basically flawless with normal matinenance.  6 months ago I changed the oil, it operated fine and we put it on the hard in Puerto Rico for the hurricane season.  Now, having splashed yesterday, I can't get the darn thing to start.  It cranks, attempts to start but will not sustain combustion.  Inspection of the water pump reveals all impeller blades intact (new impeller), no missing blades to account for since last change.  The oil level is good, oil is clean.  It seems to crank a bit slow, so I took the starter off, cleaned up the brushes and commutator and re-installed it cleaning up all the terminals as I went.  Still cranks seemingly slow, but realy plenty fast to start if somehting else wasn;t wrong.  I changed the fuel filter and bled the system.  I checked all the sensors (mine doesn't have the fault flashing light sytem).  I installed my new spare electric fuel pump (what a pain in the a..), the engineer that designed that location should be keel-hauled.  I'm kind of running out of ideas.  Browsed the forum back a year or two and didn't come up with this scenario or additional ideas.  Any additional thoughts?
 
Appreciate the help. 
 
Gary Silver,  Amel SM #335   Puerto Del Rey - Puerto Rico






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] genoa furler holding plate

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Daniel,

in fact, you should adjust the tension on all halyards according to the wind conditions. The best way is to have a look at the luff (of each sail) when it is fully out and under load. If you see horizontal wrinkles, this means the tension is too low. Ease the sheet, tension the halyard a bit and see if your wrinkles are still there.
The goal is to have a sail with no wrinkles at the luff.
Of course, if your last setting was done with 15 knots of wind, and the wind comes up to twenty, then you have to tension the halyard again. If the wind slows down, you should ease the halyards, otherwise, you will see a big vertical wrinkle that will prevent the sail from getting a good shape and a good and easy air flow.
You can put a lot of tension on the halyards, this will never bend the mast.
Back in the harbor or at anchorage, you MUST release the tensions on all halyards (whatever the sails and halyards material). Otherwise your sails will get out of shape too early.
The sails made of Dyneema fibers (like HYDRANET cloth) require Dyneema or Vectran core halyards. This combination requires more attention to halyard setting than Dacron sails with polyester halyards.

Have good sailings!

Olivier


On Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:00 PM, "danielmfrey63@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hello Olivier

May I ask how it is with the halyards of the main mast and the mizzen: how much tension is best there? As much as possible just like the jib halyard? Or are the masts bending at some point, what probably is not very good?

In an old Maramu manual AMEL recommends to release the halyards of the jib and the main, if the boat is not used for a certain time. Is this recommendation still good, or not necessary any more with new materials?

Thank you for your answer in advance.

Daniel

Heureka
AMEL Santorin No. 64 (1992)
Kuşadası (Setur Marina), Turkey



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Gary,

Think simple… if your engine starts then shuts down,  it is likely a fuel problem.

Good luck,


Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, Amel Super Maramu 007


On 20 Jan 2016, at 04:57, 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Gary.
Aletes’s Onan suffered similar symptoms this last spring after not being used for over 6 months. Check my posting Aug 1, 2015 “Onan generator will not run”. Carbon buildup at exhaust manifold/mixing elbow junction had restricted exhaust flow to the diameter of a pencil. Once relieve she started on the first bump.
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start
 
 
 
Hi All:
 
My boat, SM #335, has an Onan 7MDKAL-431 Spec B, 7 kW genset.  It has 2,300 hrs on it and it has been basically flawless with normal matinenance.  6 months ago I changed the oil, it operated fine and we put it on the hard in Puerto Rico for the hurricane season.  Now, having splashed yesterday, I can't get the darn thing to start.  It cranks, attempts to start but will not sustain combustion.  Inspection of the water pump reveals all impeller blades intact (new impeller), no missing blades to account for since last change.  The oil level is good, oil is clean.  It seems to crank a bit slow, so I took the starter off, cleaned up the brushes and commutator and re-installed it cleaning up all the terminals as I went.  Still cranks seemingly slow, but realy plenty fast to start if somehting else wasn;t wrong.  I changed the fuel filter and bled the system.  I checked all the sensors (mine doesn't have the fault flashing light sytem).  I installed my new spare electric fuel pump (what a pain in the a..), the engineer that designed that location should be keel-hauled.  I'm kind of running out of ideas.  Browsed the forum back a year or two and didn't come up with this scenario or additional ideas.  Any additional thoughts?
 
Appreciate the help. 
 
Gary Silver,  Amel SM #335   Puerto Del Rey - Puerto Rico




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start

Mike Ondra
 

Hello Gary.

Aletes’s Onan suffered similar symptoms this last spring after not being used for over 6 months. Check my posting Aug 1, 2015 “Onan generator will not run”. Carbon buildup at exhaust manifold/mixing elbow junction had restricted exhaust flow to the diameter of a pencil. Once relieve she started on the first bump.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start

 

 

 

Hi All:

 

My boat, SM #335, has an Onan 7MDKAL-431 Spec B, 7 kW genset.  It has 2,300 hrs on it and it has been basically flawless with normal matinenance.  6 months ago I changed the oil, it operated fine and we put it on the hard in Puerto Rico for the hurricane season.  Now, having splashed yesterday, I can't get the darn thing to start.  It cranks, attempts to start but will not sustain combustion.  Inspection of the water pump reveals all impeller blades intact (new impeller), no missing blades to account for since last change.  The oil level is good, oil is clean.  It seems to crank a bit slow, so I took the starter off, cleaned up the brushes and commutator and re-installed it cleaning up all the terminals as I went.  Still cranks seemingly slow, but realy plenty fast to start if somehting else wasn;t wrong.  I changed the fuel filter and bled the system.  I checked all the sensors (mine doesn't have the fault flashing light sytem).  I installed my new spare electric fuel pump (what a pain in the a..), the engineer that designed that location should be keel-hauled.  I'm kind of running out of ideas.  Browsed the forum back a year or two and didn't come up with this scenario or additional ideas.  Any additional thoughts?

 

Appreciate the help. 

 

Gary Silver,  Amel SM #335   Puerto Del Rey - Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start

Mark Erdos
 

Gary,

 

One other thought. I almost hate to put this out there but is the fuel valve to the genset fully open?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start

 

 

 

Hi All:

 

My boat, SM #335, has an Onan 7MDKAL-431 Spec B, 7 kW genset.  It has 2,300 hrs on it and it has been basically flawless with normal matinenance.  6 months ago I changed the oil, it operated fine and we put it on the hard in Puerto Rico for the hurricane season.  Now, having splashed yesterday, I can't get the darn thing to start.  It cranks, attempts to start but will not sustain combustion.  Inspection of the water pump reveals all impeller blades intact (new impeller), no missing blades to account for since last change.  The oil level is good, oil is clean.  It seems to crank a bit slow, so I took the starter off, cleaned up the brushes and commutator and re-installed it cleaning up all the terminals as I went.  Still cranks seemingly slow, but realy plenty fast to start if somehting else wasn;t wrong.  I changed the fuel filter and bled the system.  I checked all the sensors (mine doesn't have the fault flashing light sytem).  I installed my new spare electric fuel pump (what a pain in the a..), the engineer that designed that location should be keel-hauled.  I'm kind of running out of ideas.  Browsed the forum back a year or two and didn't come up with this scenario or additional ideas.  Any additional thoughts?

 

Appreciate the help. 

 

Gary Silver,  Amel SM #335   Puerto Del Rey - Puerto Rico


Shopping for an SM or SM2k

greatketch@...
 

Hello all,

We have begun shopping for an SM or SM2k to continue our cruising plans on an upgraded platform.

We are currently in Hawaii, but would go almost anywhere for the right boat at the right price.  The boat needs to be pretty much ready to go, we don't want to spend extensive time in refit.

Drop me a line if you have a lead.

Bill Kinney
http:www.fetchinketch.net



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start

Mark Erdos
 

Gary,



A few ideas:



An obstruction in the exhaust or air intake

Faulty stop solenoid

Is the preheat working correctly

If you have bled the fuel system and have fuel in the lines to the cylinders – perhaps a clogged injector





Also, I know you probably know this but be careful if the engine cranks but does not start. Remember to drain the water-lift muffler after a few cranks as the exhaust will not push the saltwater up the exhaust and it will back up into the pistons.





With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising: Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Onan Cranks But Won't Start







Hi All:



My boat, SM #335, has an Onan 7MDKAL-431 Spec B, 7 kW genset. It has 2,300 hrs on it and it has been basically flawless with normal matinenance. 6 months ago I changed the oil, it operated fine and we put it on the hard in Puerto Rico for the hurricane season. Now, having splashed yesterday, I can't get the darn thing to start. It cranks, attempts to start but will not sustain combustion. Inspection of the water pump reveals all impeller blades intact (new impeller), no missing blades to account for since last change. The oil level is good, oil is clean. It seems to crank a bit slow, so I took the starter off, cleaned up the brushes and commutator and re-installed it cleaning up all the terminals as I went. Still cranks seemingly slow, but realy plenty fast to start if somehting else wasn;t wrong. I changed the fuel filter and bled the system. I checked all the sensors (mine doesn't have the fault flashing light sytem). I installed my new spare electric fuel pump (what a pain in the a..), the engineer that designed that location should be keel-hauled. I'm kind of running out of ideas. Browsed the forum back a year or two and didn't come up with this scenario or additional ideas. Any additional thoughts?



Appreciate the help.



Gary Silver, Amel SM #335 Puerto Del Rey - Puerto Rico





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24 volt charger on Yanmar quit working causing DC panel light to indicate fault

eric freedman
 

Ben,

What engine and alternator do you have?

When you put a multi meter across the alternator terminals you are also reading the house bank voltage

if I am not mistaken. You might just have a bad alternator.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 9:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24 volt charger on Yanmar quit working causing DC panel light to indicate fault

 

 

Hello Ben:

 

Different engine on our boat, we had the ground cable to the alternator pretty much broke which caused the non-charging. Our friend (SM2k with yanmar) had the same...same cause.

We both found it by tracking the cable all the way to the alternator.

 

Good luck,

Veit

Atman, SM215


On Jan 18, 2016, at 3:57 PM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My engine quit charging house batteries.  DC panel light is usually white (yellow) indicating engine driven charger is working . I noticed light went to a dim orange - indicating a fault - and engine charger quit topping  off house batteries.  I put a multi-meter on positive and negativ poles coming out of unit and it reads 24 to 25 volt output.  I assume a fuse or regulator issue .  Does anyone  know if there is an external regulator or fuse for engine driven 24 v charger?  If output is there I can not figure out why batteries are not charging..

 

Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM. #347

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 24 volt charger on Yanmar quit working causing DC panel light to indicate fault

greatketch@...
 

Alternators are very rarely so destroyed that they can't be rebuilt far more economically that a replacement.  Find a local alternator/starter rebuild shop.  You'll find they can certainly test your unit and see if it's the alternator and very likely get you going again if you need new diodes, brushes, etc.  Most alternators can be rebuilt from a fairly small set of common stock parts.

If you don't have a copy of Nigel Calder's book "Boatowner's Mecanical and Electrical Manual", DO get one.  He has a very simple and logical flow chart in there for troubleshooting a charging system that you can do with just a handheld multimeter safely and efficiently.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24 volt charger on Yanmar quit working causing DC panel light to indicate fault

Veit M <veitm@...>
 

Hello Ben:

Different engine on our boat, we had the ground cable to the alternator pretty much broke which caused the non-charging. Our friend (SM2k with yanmar) had the same...same cause.
We both found it by tracking the cable all the way to the alternator.

Good luck,
Veit
Atman, SM215


On Jan 18, 2016, at 3:57 PM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My engine quit charging house batteries.  DC panel light is usually white (yellow) indicating engine driven charger is working . I noticed light went to a dim orange - indicating a fault - and engine charger quit topping  off house batteries.  I put a multi-meter on positive and negativ poles coming out of unit and it reads 24 to 25 volt output.  I assume a fuse or regulator issue .  Does anyone  know if there is an external regulator or fuse for engine driven 24 v charger?  If output is there I can not figure out why batteries are not charging..


Ben Driver

La Bella Vita

SM. #347

 


Onan Cranks But Won't Start

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

 

Hi All:

 

My boat, SM #335, has an Onan 7MDKAL-431 Spec B, 7 kW genset.  It has 2,300 hrs on it and it has been basically flawless with normal matinenance.  6 months ago I changed the oil, it operated fine and we put it on the hard in Puerto Rico for the hurricane season.  Now, having splashed yesterday, I can't get the darn thing to start.  It cranks, attempts to start but will not sustain combustion.  Inspection of the water pump reveals all impeller blades intact (new impeller), no missing blades to account for since last change.  The oil level is good, oil is clean.  It seems to crank a bit slow, so I took the starter off, cleaned up the brushes and commutator and re-installed it cleaning up all the terminals as I went.  Still cranks seemingly slow, but realy plenty fast to start if somehting else wasn;t wrong.  I changed the fuel filter and bled the system.  I checked all the sensors (mine doesn't have the fault flashing light sytem).  I installed my new spare electric fuel pump (what a pain in the a..), the engineer that designed that location should be keel-hauled.  I'm kind of running out of ideas.  Browsed the forum back a year or two and didn't come up with this scenario or additional ideas.  Any additional thoughts?

 

Appreciate the help. 

 

Gary Silver,  Amel SM #335   Puerto Del Rey - Puerto Rico


1987 Maramu offered for sale

curtepp
 


After 3 years of Caribbean cruising, we are deciding what to do next with our 1987 Amel Maramu, Languedoc.  We leave Grenada in Feb., destined for Puerto Rico in May.

 

Our original intent with our Maramu was to sail several years in the E. Caribbean, then go west and through the Canal, and up to Mexico.  But the time it takes to do so is not feasible for us.  So we will either sell the boat in the Caribbean or sail to the states and then up the east coast.

 

Languedoc has many, many upgrades.  A 2012 60 hp Cummins diesel, Hurth Transmission (rebuilt 2012), 5 KVA genset (rebuilt 2012), 2012 Victron Inverter/charger and Victron 240V-120V transformer, Air Breeze wind gen. rebuilt in 2015, AC electrical system new in 2012, standing rigging new in 2012, 2015 Rocna 73# anchor, and too much more to detail here.  The boat is in great condition, with only the cosmetic problem of sagging headliner in the two staterooms.  The most recent survey (2013) revealed no major issues.  The Highfield aluminum RIB is one season old, and complimented by KATO dinghy davits.  The hull and ballast are expoxied, topsides polished, and bottom painted with 5 gal. of Micron 66.  Languedoc is ready to go anywhere.  The sails are in good condition.  Everything works.

 

Like all Amels, this Maramu sails like a dream.  Strong, steady, calm and dry.  The only reason we are considering the sale is because we want to go back to cruising in the Pacific NW and if we can sell her in the Caribbean, we will buy another boat back home.

 

We can deliver the vessel in the E. Caribbean island chain. We expect to be in the Virgins by late March.

 

The price is $165,000.  Yes, we know that price is well above the most recent Maramu sales.  But Languedoc is ready to go anywhere and worth the extra money.  If someone wants to buy a boat to refit and fix up for cruising, or a liveaboard to sit on at anchor, Languedoc is not for you.  But on Languedoc the hard work has already been done and done right.

 

More info and complete specs are available from Curt Epperson, sail2live at hotmail dot com.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] genoa furler holding plate

danielmfrey63@...
 

Hello Olivier

May I ask how it is with the halyards of the main mast and the mizzen: how much tension is best there? As much as possible just like the jib halyard? Or are the masts bending at some point, what probably is not very good?

In an old Maramu manual AMEL recommends to release the halyards of the jib and the main, if the boat is not used for a certain time. Is this recommendation still good, or not necessary any more with new materials?

Thank you for your answer in advance.

Daniel

Heureka
AMEL Santorin No. 64 (1992)
Kuşadası (Setur Marina), Turkey


Re: Curacao

tango708@...
 

Eric, I purchased my SM in Curcaco last year. We loved the place and the people. The boat was at Curcaco Marine when we closed and I can honestly say that in 40 years of boat ownership it is the worst yard that I have experienced. We were overcharged, our boat was burglarized, the bottom paint applied failed and Piere the manager/owner hostile. We will NEVER go back to Curacao Marine. We have heard that 17 boats stored were burglarized the prior year.

We enjoyed Spanish Water as a anchorage and the town is very pretty.

I hope this helps.

Will Stout
Anni Bea True
SM180
St Martin, FWI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Curacao

Peter Buckley <carhartt@...>
 

Hi Eric,
I was there last year to view an Amel Mango that was for sale and we spent the night in the bay before sailing to Grenada. 
Beautiful place and the anchorage seemed fine.
Lots of crayfish and friendly locals.
Enjoy 
Regards
Peter

-- 
Peter Buckley

83 Twelfth Avenue
Raymond Island VIC 3880

Phone: 0428 427 786

Email: carhartt@...


From: "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Reply-To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:12:57 -0500
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Curacao

 

I am heading to Martinique from Santa Marta Colombia. I would like to stop in Curacao.

Does anyone have experience with marinas there.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Curacao

eric freedman
 

I am heading to Martinique from Santa Marta Colombia. I would like to stop in Curacao.

Does anyone have experience with marinas there.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376