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Fuel tank

amel46met
 

This is Tom Deasy S/Y Aphrodite
Thanks to all that responded to my fuel tank problem. It came out with no problems other then cutting the fuel inlet pipe off to clear the hatch way. It has rust spots, leaks, where the baffles were spot welded. I am about to order a new tank but they only have 304? Not 316SS here in Columbia.I plan to epoxy paint the outside.
Thanks group once agin.
Thomas Deasy S/Y Aphrodite
1983 Maramu #125
Cartagena Colombia

Re: Outhaul on Supermaramu

eric freedman
 

Very cleaver.

Thanks

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of rossirossix4
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:39 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Outhaul on Supermaramu

 

When we were at Chantiers Amel - Caraïbes in Martinique we removed the outhaul motor which came out easily with a puller tool they supplied  They did not have the replacement rubber inserts but instead supplied us with short lengths of rubber tubing and nylon washers.  The tubing spread to fill the hole (ours looked like they were still round.  The right size tubing compressed vertically and expanding horizontally might do a good job in this situation.  Photos-- (included a pic of the puller, the cleaned up shaft with the bronze collar as well as the inserts-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/RLit2YvNU5BxQDjt6

Brackets vary by SM model/year but the rubber inserts should work.  Amel had us remove the gearbox and motor after lending us the tool and we used them to service and rebuild the gearbox and electric motor.  We replaced them ourselves.

The rubber insert is shown before being tightened down.  Note that we used Tef-Gel anti-seize on the shaft and key before reassembling--we will follow-up with a report when we next remove the shaft from the gear box.

Bob and Suzanne, KAIMI SM429

Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

He Andrew
We sail from 2004-2015 an Euros 39 built in 1968
You have a verry good boat but a lot of work
You get it !
We had a hydraulik steering sytem too For the engine we had an Perkis 4108
Have a nice sailing
Elja
SM Balu 222



Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Re: Super Maramu stern bumper painting

Mark Erdos
 

Covering it with fiberglass makes sense. Whenever we back into a slip we always have a fender back there anyway trying to protect the expensive bumper J

 

Thinking about this method some more, a person could also add a non-skid top.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Harmon via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 1:36 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Super Maramu stern bumper painting

 

I removed mine and covered it with fiberglass

 

 

Steve

Forever young SM2000  272

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, 06:27:46 PM EDT, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello everyone.  
I am planning on repainting the stern bumper for my SM 53.  I previously sanded it down and painted with polyurethane.  That lasted about a month!  
Admittedly, I didn't use a primer... and perhaps that is the main error.  

Who has repainted their bumper, and with what products?   I am considering an epoxy primer this time.  

Many Thanks. 

James
Soteria SM2000 347
Aruba

Re: Fuel tank

Miles <milesbernie@...>
 

Andy, Wade, James
Thanks for this great info
If you have any photos of the removal and hose positions they would be greatly appreciated.
All the best
Miles
Maramu 162

Re: Ground strap in bilge

Randall
 

I thought the same but was advised that this is dispersing micro volts. I'm not nerdy enough to argue. They talk so high over my head I can barely hear them. lol
So I will go with the Copper I have been turned onto, from just north of London.

Randall
A-54 #56


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Miles <milesbernie@...>
Sent: October 23, 2019 2:14 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ground strap in bilge
 
Someone on a previous discussion on this topic suggested copper water pipe hammered flat
Seemed sensible cheap option to me and might give it a go

All the best
Miles
Maramu 162



Re: Ground strap in bilge

Miles <milesbernie@...>
 

Someone on a previous discussion on this topic suggested copper water pipe hammered flat
Seemed sensible cheap option to me and might give it a go

All the best
Miles
Maramu 162

Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Miles <milesbernie@...>
 

Hi Andrew
Welcome to the board !
One thing to check with the steering is the cables and how well they are moving
These are very hard to replace for the older models - I looked into buying spares a while back and might inform any future decisions wrt moving hydraulic

All the very best
Miles
Maramu 162
UK

Re: Super Maramu stern bumper painting

Steve Harmon
 

I removed mine and covered it with fiberglass


Steve
Forever young SM2000  272

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, 06:27:46 PM EDT, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:


Hello everyone.  
I am planning on repainting the stern bumper for my SM 53.  I previously sanded it down and painted with polyurethane.  That lasted about a month!  
Admittedly, I didn't use a primer... and perhaps that is the main error.  

Who has repainted their bumper, and with what products?   I am considering an epoxy primer this time.  

Many Thanks. 

James
Soteria SM2000 347
Aruba

Re: Outhaul on Supermaramu

rossirossix4
 

When we were at Chantiers Amel - Caraïbes in Martinique we removed the outhaul motor which came out easily with a puller tool they supplied  They did not have the replacement rubber inserts but instead supplied us with short lengths of rubber tubing and nylon washers.  The tubing spread to fill the hole (ours looked like they were still round.  The right size tubing compressed vertically and expanding horizontally might do a good job in this situation.  Photos-- (included a pic of the puller, the cleaned up shaft with the bronze collar as well as the inserts-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/RLit2YvNU5BxQDjt6

Brackets vary by SM model/year but the rubber inserts should work.  Amel had us remove the gearbox and motor after lending us the tool and we used them to service and rebuild the gearbox and electric motor.  We replaced them ourselves.

The rubber insert is shown before being tightened down.  Note that we used Tef-Gel anti-seize on the shaft and key before reassembling--we will follow-up with a report when we next remove the shaft from the gear box.

Bob and Suzanne, KAIMI SM429

Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello Gerhard

Many thanks, I'll stick it on the list for now as the jobs are mounting! Since posting, my friend helped me strip the steering with pullers. There was a broken circlip and some seriously seized metalwork. A mix of hammer, heat and pullers, it moved things along. 

There is some play in the shaft vertically/horizontally, but what we thought would be a worn bearing was a plastic washer. Anyway nothing to worry about at this point. Maybe one day I'll revisit this and improve.

On a fantastic note, I had a lovely quick response from Amel today in less than 2 hrs copied below;

Dear Andrew
 
First of all congratulation for buying this Euros 41.
 
Most of us at Amel were not yet born in 1976 and needless to say that our so called « legendary  support » is highly challenged !
 
To sum up we do not stock anymore part for this model and you’ll find attached most of the littérature concerning the Euros.
 
We confirm that diesel tanks were not fitted with inspection hatch..

Renaut Marine Couach  and Volvo Penta MP21A (50 HP 3500 RPM) were the 2 engines models proposed at the time.
 
Should you require any more precision feel free to revert to us at any time.
 
Have a nice sailing,

With our kindest regards

Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Gerhard Mueller
 

The bolt/screw underneath the steering is for fixing the steering wheel so it doesn't turn anymore neither by hand nor by autopilot.
As there is so much missing and damaged of this steering I suggest to install a quite new steering e.g. a hydraulik steering:


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

Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Fridge Door Missing!

Gerhard Mueller
 

You will not find a door for a fridge more than 40 years old.
Better buy a new fridge which fits into the place of the old one.
I have found a new fridge which fits exactly into the place of my Sharki.


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

Re: Good Article on How Racor Fuel Filters Work

Matt Salatino
 

Excellent article, thanks!

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 23, 2019, at 9:08 AM, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

I found a good article on how Racor fuel filters work and thought I would share it here since many of us have these on our boats:  https://www.racornews.com/single-post/2016/1/25/Mythbusters-Fuel-Filters

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

Re: Electric heads on Supermaramu

 

Ian,

You are correct. Jabsco changed the base part. I think the change was about 1998.

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


On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 3:58 AM ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Kent and Iris,

Thank you. I will look at that bolt.

 Interestingly ( annoyingly--as a replacement for  your base seems available) I appear to have a slightly different base from that which you show, although our boats are not far apart  ( 243 and 302)

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Kilada, Greece

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: 21 October 2019 22:53
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Electric heads on Supermaramu
 
I had the same problem Ian.  I did a “temporary” fix with a piece of 1/2” Starboard shaped to span the holes where the break is.  To complicate matters further, one of the bolts was seized to the mild steel backing plate and I broke the head off trying to get it out.  The backing plate is quite a bit below the surface, and drilling it out left a hole that was impossible to rethread.  I used a Mr Toggle bolt which leaves a reusable female thread below the old backing plate.  It has held up beautifully for ~4 years...we’ll, maybe not aesthetically, but pretty is as pretty does.



Kent & Iris
Kristy SM 243
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Oct 21, 2019, at 12:55 PM, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

Mark
Well I have not yet bought the new head just decided, that is probably the best option. The reason for the inspection hatch was to get access to the bolt heads below the surface as one of the holes was "enlarged" and had no thread. But to no good for this time as the hole to fasten the head was down into a hollow beam so no access, but next time it will be easy to attache the new head with the hatch in place.
Paul

Re: Spurs Cutter Installation

 

You do not drill any holes. You change the oil drain plug for a new one with the "V" holder made to the plug. You get this part from Amel. See below, snippet from my book.
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--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 5:50 AM Randall Walker <lladnarowen@...> wrote:
Is your C drive like this I know 53 an 54 you just bolt it to the shaft.

Randall,
A-54 #56

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>
Sent: October 22, 2019 6:25 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Spurs Cutter Installation
 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,
I am thinking about getting a SPURS LINE CUTTER on my SN.
However, I feel uncomfortable drilling holes in the cdrive to install the holding block.
Can you please share your experiences and possibly post some pictures?

Thanks!
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

Good Article on How Racor Fuel Filters Work

Mark McGovern
 

I found a good article on how Racor fuel filters work and thought I would share it here since many of us have these on our boats:  https://www.racornews.com/single-post/2016/1/25/Mythbusters-Fuel-Filters

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

Re: Headsail furler issues

Adam Body
 

Good idea ..thanks Craig.
--
Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994

Amel Euros 41 1976 - Fridge Door Missing!

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello

At some point in its life, the fridge door was removed and the space used as storage. Sacrilege!

I know this is a long shot but does anyone know of a spare fridge door or have a suggestion of how to reinstate this?

Regards

Andrew

Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello all,

This is my first post on what will be a long term project boat. It's working and sailing but it needs some love and attention after the previous owner just found it too much for him at his stage in life. 

Thus my first question I hope you can help me with please.

The steering is moving in/out and I am trying to disassemble to see what's going on. The sprocket looks to have a possible aftermarket bolt drilled (removed from the pic) to hold it onto the shaft, but it's not budging anyway. However I can't see how to release on the other side (steering wheel). 

There is a bolt/screw underneath the steering but that too is rock solid. Should it turn/pull if so what for?

Many thanks in advance for any help received.

Andrew