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Re: Which oil

jjjk12s <jjjk12s@...>
 

Jean_Paul,

Short answer...In your situation I would use a good quality 15W40 basic type mineral diesel engine oil, eg API CD if you can get it.

Long answer...If you stay in a warm area you can use a monograde like straight W40 - an advantage is thicker oil in old engine can be beneficial as you probably have more clearance in bearings etc than a new engine and the thicker oil helps keep up oil pressure. Not good in cold weather when cold starting though as there can be initial wear due to insufficient lubrication before engine warms up. Multigrade like 15W40 is better then (eg winter in Greece).

Other question is brand. I don't think this makes any difference as it depends what is available where you are. Each brand will have a range of oils from simple to very fancy.

Next question is how high-tech? Lots of additives or expensive synthetic oil? On an old engine best not to get too fancy. Yacht engine use is different to vehicle use for which engine oils are developed. Too high a spec (higher API) can lead to bore glazing and wear.

High additive modern oils contain detergents to minimise sludge. If you change to them after long use of an older style oil the detergents can get more gunk suspended from inside the engine in the oil. You may need to change the oil and filter more regularly for at least the next due change.

New engines have seals made to cope with modern synthetic oils. Your old engine was not designed for these and changing to synthetic has potential for leaks.

Hope this helps.

John Maramu #91 Popeye

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin" <dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

We use Rotella.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "JP Mans" <jp-gaill@> wrote:

Hi all
I am a new maramu owner and I'd like some advice :
The boat is equiped with a well maintained Perkins 4158 (3400h).
On the boat there are some oil-filters, impellers and diesel-filters in reserve that I intend to change. I need to change also the oil, so which oil do you recomand me ? The boat is actually in Tunesia and I'll sail to Greece this summer.
Thanks for advices
Jean-Paul


Re: [Amel] Re: Which oil

karkauai
 

My Yanmar info and mechanic say 15w40. No particular brand
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-----Original Message-----
From: Sailormon <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Sender: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 16:46:42
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Which oil

I also use Rotella straight 40 weight. That was recommended by Yanmar and
not 10w-40.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave_Benjamin
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2012 3:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Which oil





We use Rotella.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "JP Mans" <jp-gaill@...> wrote:

Hi all
I am a new maramu owner and I'd like some advice :
The boat is equiped with a well maintained Perkins 4158 (3400h).
On the boat there are some oil-filters, impellers and diesel-filters in
reserve that I intend to change. I need to change also the oil, so which oil
do you recomand me ? The boat is actually in Tunesia and I'll sail to Greece
this summer.
Thanks for advices
Jean-Paul


Re: [Amel] Re: Which oil

eric freedman
 

I also use Rotella straight 40 weight. That was recommended by Yanmar and
not 10w-40.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave_Benjamin
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2012 3:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Which oil





We use Rotella.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "JP Mans" <jp-gaill@...> wrote:

Hi all
I am a new maramu owner and I'd like some advice :
The boat is equiped with a well maintained Perkins 4158 (3400h).
On the boat there are some oil-filters, impellers and diesel-filters in
reserve that I intend to change. I need to change also the oil, so which oil
do you recomand me ? The boat is actually in Tunesia and I'll sail to Greece
this summer.
Thanks for advices
Jean-Paul


Re: 1997 amel euros rigging tension

Geza Szabo <rotormail@...>
 

Have you checked the mast step and compression post to insure that the rig
is not loosening due to the mast moving downwards?
My Euros rig was getting loose because of this. The crossbeam at the aft
end of the shower bilge was rotten. Had to replace it.


Re: perkins m60 replacement

Dave_Benjamin
 

We have the same Yanmar as Eric. The boat has some excess power but it's sure having that power when we motorsail up the California coast against a strong NW'ly and adverse seas. We can make good speed when other boats are lucky to make 2 or 3 knots.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "rossny@..." <rossny@...> wrote:

Eric,
Do you find your maramu overpowered with the 75hp? Was the boat under powered with the original 60hp? The 53hp and 75hp are about the same size and weight but I cannot get a price until Monday. Did you do the work yourself? How long did it take?

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@> wrote:

Ross I reused my transmission in my repower with a 75hp Yanmar. Works fine and makes the job much easier.

Eric Maramu 105

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Re: Which oil

Dave_Benjamin
 

We use Rotella.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "JP Mans" <jp-gaill@...> wrote:

Hi all
I am a new maramu owner and I'd like some advice :
The boat is equiped with a well maintained Perkins 4158 (3400h).
On the boat there are some oil-filters, impellers and diesel-filters in reserve that I intend to change. I need to change also the oil, so which oil do you recomand me ? The boat is actually in Tunesia and I'll sail to Greece this summer.
Thanks for advices
Jean-Paul


Re: perkins m60 replacement

rossny@mail.com
 

Eric,
Do you find your maramu overpowered with the 75hp? Was the boat under powered with the original 60hp? The 53hp and 75hp are about the same size and weight but I cannot get a price until Monday. Did you do the work yourself? How long did it take?

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Eric Lindholm <etlindholm@...> wrote:

Ross I reused my transmission in my repower with a 75hp Yanmar. Works fine and makes the job much easier.

Eric Maramu 105



Which oil

JP Mans <jp-gaill@...>
 

Hi all
I am a new maramu owner and I'd like some advice :
The boat is equiped with a well maintained Perkins 4158 (3400h).
On the boat there are some oil-filters, impellers and diesel-filters in reserve that I intend to change. I need to change also the oil, so which oil do you recomand me ? The boat is actually in Tunesia and I'll sail to Greece this summer.
Thanks for advices
Jean-Paul


Re: [Amel] perkins m60 replacement 1989 maramu

jluc.mertz@gmail.com <jluc.mertz@...>
 

53 hp is not enough on a SM minimum is 75hp !!!
If you really want 53 hp you MUST change the the gear ration or the
propeller seize
jlm
on CottonBay
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Le 22/04/2012 17:25, rossny@ymail.com a écrit :

Hi all,!
Yanmar seems to be the best reviewed. I have to choose between the
53hp naturally aspirated or the 75hp turbo. I do not want the extra
maintenance of the Turbo but also need to make sure not to under
power. Your experienced opinions are allways appreciated.
Thanks,
Ross



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Re: electric propulsion

Alain Feuillet <alainfeuillet@...>
 

This document is not at all a direct answer to your question but a valuable
information on electric power management

http://yourbittorrent.com/go/4/tomtom%20navigator%206%20france%20majors%20ro
ad%20europe%20v6%2050

Also you should consider the LiFePo batteries of Mastervolt in your study:
lightweight and small size, very high charging speed, high cost but rather
long life.

You should look at a diesel genset which is optimised not only at full
charge ie variable speed and intelligent inverter. I hope it exists.

Powerfull electric engines seems not to be the problem.

But first thing is to define whether you want to have available 60 to 75HP
in continuous service or only for three hours.

Brgds

Alain

PILGRIM SM#26


Re: perkins m60 replacement 1989 maramu

Howard Berger
 

We repowered our Maramu JAZZ (hull # 144) with the 75hp Yanmar 4JH4-TE and are pleased with the results. You can see photos on this site in an album named, "s/v Jazz" which documents our rebuild of this Katrina vessel.

Regards,
Howard

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "rossny@..." <rossny@...> wrote:

Hi all,!
Yanmar seems to be the best reviewed. I have to choose between the 53hp naturally aspirated or the 75hp turbo. I do not want the extra maintenance of the Turbo but also need to make sure not to under power. Your experienced opinions are allways appreciated.
Thanks,
Ross


perkins m60 replacement 1989 maramu

rossny@mail.com
 

Hi all,!
Yanmar seems to be the best reviewed. I have to choose between the 53hp naturally aspirated or the 75hp turbo. I do not want the extra maintenance of the Turbo but also need to make sure not to under power. Your experienced opinions are allways appreciated.
Thanks,
Ross


Re: 1997 amel euros rigging tension

Dave_Benjamin
 

Have you checked the mast step and compression post to insure that the rig is not loosening due to the mast moving downwards? Joel Potter has posted information on rig tuning. You may be able to find it with a search.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "meridianodez" <miguel@...> wrote:

we have the "feeling" that our 1997 amel euros rigging got loose over the time and want to correct it. we are looking for any numeric tension data (kg or pound) we can compare with and go beyong the 10-20% thumb rule. Thanks.


Re: [Amel] perkins m60 replacement

Eric Lindholm
 

Ross I reused my transmission in my repower with a 75hp Yanmar. Works fine and makes the job much easier.

Eric Maramu 105


electric propulsion

rossny@mail.com
 

Hello, has anyone investigated or installed electric propulsion repower for an amel, especially in a older maramu? Thanks, ross


1997 amel euros rigging tension

meridianodez <miguel@...>
 

we have the "feeling" that our 1997 amel euros rigging got loose over the time and want to correct it. we are looking for any numeric tension data (kg or pound) we can compare with and go beyong the 10-20% thumb rule. Thanks.


Re: [Amel] New Motor

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hi Barb, The Autoprop is good but not so positive when engaged as the Maxprop. I had the latter on my last boat and had no quibbles. The snag with the Autoprop is that even minor fouling upsets the self pitching and more fouling will stop it from going into anything except high pitch which restricts the engine speed and causes smoky exhaust. My worst lesson was after leaving the boat in the water all winter when severe fouling restricted my boat speed to two Knots on the way to the yard for haul out. It is easy to decide whether the prop has fouling because it becomes impossible to get the engine speed up to maximum. I used to have to dive and clean the prop about twice a season until I found Jotron anti fouling for it. I t was great but of course it is not imported into Malta anymore. Going from ahead to astern without a pause with a Maxprop would put a severe strain on the drive system. I really wonder whether the bigger engine would drive the boat that much faster against tides ,foul weather etc. perhaps others can comment? We wish that we were back Down Under!

Regards, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K 319

From: Barbara Nairne
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:48 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] New Motor


Thanks Anne and John for your comments. We are upgrading from tne Perkins M80T and Paul was concerned that round top end of Australia due to tides and current the 75 might not be powerful enough.
The main concern right now being the C drive ratio.
The mechanic installing recommends this Gori prop - though the responsibility comes back to our choice of size and pitch - apparently with all the spec info the size and pitch is recommended by manufacturer of prop but one only gets the one go at it - so to speak.

Have a great day all.

Barb

Sueno Azul
in Southport Qld.
Hull No.39 1991


--- On Sat, 21/4/12, Anne and John Hollamby <mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com> wrote:

From: Anne and John Hollamby <mailto:annejohnholl%40gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] New Motor
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Received: Saturday, 21 April, 2012, 12:00 AM



Hello Barb,
I managed to recover the earlier posts with a little difficulty as you had changed the subject to New Yanmar thus foiling the search facility.
I wish you luck with the 110HP even though Kent Robertson broke a drive shaft after upgrading to that size which may have been a contributory cause.
I also note that his conversion did not include the drive brake. When I ordered my SM2K for delivery in January 2001 I paid extra to get the 75 HP Yanmar because I knew that the Volvo then standard was being phased out and if I remember correctly either the existing or new Volvo had a belt driven camshaft with all the risks that involved. My Yanmar also came with an hydraulic clutch hence the brake perhaps.
I was caught in a severe squall with wind speeds exceeding 55 knots whilst at anchor but was able to motor out of the anchorage straight into the head wind with no difficulties apart from 50 yards visibility using less than full power from my 75hp engine. I wish you well with the 110HP version.
Regards, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319
From: Barb
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 11:46 AM
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] New Yanmar

Hi all,
Thank you for your information which is very much appreciated. We have now decided upon the 110 hp Yanmar

The mechanic wants to ensure that the C drive is a 1 to 1 ratio.
We are looking at a Gori prop 24 inch with a 15 pitch - if anyone has any better ideas they sure would be appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Super Maramu Sueno Azul
No.39 1991

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Re: Light fixture switch---FOUND

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

Switch is made by BJB and they are IN BUSINESS!

It is part number 43.409 - the rocker top may be a separate part number because I see that it comes in colors.

BJB USA
BJB Electric L.P.
6375 Alabama Highway
Ringgold,GA 30736
USA
Phone: (706) 965-2526
Fax: (706) 965-2528
sales"at"bjb.com
www.bjb.com

I have emailed sales"at"bjb.com with no luck...it will likely take a phone call...possibly you are in the US and can connect with them?

I also found it at this website: http://www.pollin.de/shop/dt/MDYzOTc1OTk-/Bauelemente_Bauteile/Mechanische_Bauelemente/Schalter_Taster/Wippenschalter_43_409.html

Please let me know if you have any luck...I could use at least 4 of them also.

Bill
BeBe SM2k #387
Currently Cyprus

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Eric,

Same problem. The switch is BIB 43.409 rocker switch made by BIB. I believe the switch manufacturer is out of business. I replaced mine with micro toggle switches and drilled new holes in the stainless fixture.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Sailormon <kimberlite@> wrote:

Hi,

I have posted 3 photos of a light fixture that is on kimberlite. The
switches keep breaking. Does anyone have a source or a solution for this
problem?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: Wanted a SM

oo7.larshansen <no_reply@...>
 

Thank you all for the all information, links and recommendations I have received.

I selected the SM as my next ship due all the good things I have read about Amel. My wife and me are going to sail the Mediterranean at first, then hopefully the pacific. We are not young people any more, so we need a boat that is easy to handle for two people.

Yes it is my experience too that there is a difference between the European and the American marked, and as an European it is much easier for me to handle paperworks and authorities. Therefore I prefer to make a deal within Europa.

I am very happy for all your responses, it is my impression that you all "love" your boats and REALLY care for them. That is a good sign in my humble opinion.

Regards and happy sailing
Henning/Java Aka 007Lars


Re: perkins m60 replacement

Dave_Benjamin
 

Ross,

Sorry to hear the motor died. I think Eric Lindholm with the Oxnard based Maramu re-used his gearbox. You should be able to find him on the list here.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "rossny@..." <rossny@...> wrote:

Hello,
The engine in my 1989 maramu has seized, the transmission was rebuilt six months ago. Has anyone reused with a new yanmar or did you replace both at once?
Thank you,
Ross