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Re: [Amel] Re: Rear Toilet - how to clear blockage in curved pipe that enters rear holding tank

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Thanks Trevor
At that price I will order one from Amel. Anyone else out there who has the optional rear holding tank fitted and had similar problems with reduced diameter of holding tank inflow pipe?
Cheers,Colin
Island Pearl II
SM2k #332
On 27/04/2012, at 23:55, "seafeverofcuan" <seafeverofcuan@yahoo.com> wrote:


Hi Colin,
Amel did have those rubber bumpers in stock at the end of last year. The price then was Euros 550 plus postage.
tREVOR
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "islandpearl2_sm2k332" <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Dear friends

Having arrived safely half way round the world in Sydney this week after 11,779 n.miles in 104 days, Island Pearl experienced just two problems. These were the loss of her rear moulded white stern rubber/plastic bumber and a reduced outflow to holding tank from rear toilet.

The toilet issue appears to be a reduced internal diameter/ cavity size of the pipe from rear heads at the point where it curves around and down inside the rear holding tank being a seemingly impossible location to get to. I am pretty sure that this is simply a build up of calcium over the years but am wondering if any of you know how to access this part of the pipe possibly by dropping the holding tank down a little to allow access to this spot from inside behind the heads? Any assistance with a diagram or useful tips / steps to take would be very welcome.

Regarding the rear stern white plastic/rubber bumber unit any suggestions of where I can source this at a reasonable cost??

Thank you

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM2K # 332
http://skipr.net/trk/index.php?id=799

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Re: [Amel] Re: Rear Toilet - how to clear blockage in curved pipe that enters rear holding tank

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi based on your email you have removed the hose and are seeing the pipe?? Get a long flexible bottle brush and have at it. If the hose is still in place get a cleaner called SEW CLEANE fill the tank and the hose with the stuff and let it sit for for oh 36 hours then run lots of water through the system that generally works.

Regards SM209 for sale with working heads.

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 27, 2012, at 10:11, Stephen Hancock <sammie.whammie@yahoo.com> wrote:

Blow and suck on both ends and that should clear it out.

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From: seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 6:55 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Rear Toilet - how to clear blockage in curved pipe that enters rear holding tank





Hi Colin,
Amel did have those rubber bumpers in stock at the end of last year. The price then was Euros 550 plus postage.
tREVOR
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "islandpearl2_sm2k332" <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Dear friends

Having arrived safely half way round the world in Sydney this week after 11,779 n.miles in 104 days, Island Pearl experienced just two problems. These were the loss of her rear moulded white stern rubber/plastic bumber and a reduced outflow to holding tank from rear toilet.

The toilet issue appears to be a reduced internal diameter/ cavity size of the pipe from rear heads at the point where it curves around and down inside the rear holding tank being a seemingly impossible location to get to. I am pretty sure that this is simply a build up of calcium over the years but am wondering if any of you know how to access this part of the pipe possibly by dropping the holding tank down a little to allow access to this spot from inside behind the heads? Any assistance with a diagram or useful tips / steps to take would be very welcome.

Regarding the rear stern white plastic/rubber bumber unit any suggestions of where I can source this at a reasonable cost??

Thank you

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM2K # 332
http://skipr.net/trk/index.php?id=799
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Re: SM stern bumper

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Colin,
It is made of hard plastic foam and finished off with spray painting and there are a couple of fixing bolts or studs inset to fix it on the stern. I would be very surprised if one of the many boat builders etc could not make one as good or perhaps even better for a fraction of the cost of getting one shipped out from Amel.
Enjoy the fish market, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM 319


From: seafeverofcuan
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 3:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Rear Toilet - how to clear blockage in curved pipe that enters rear holding tank



Hi Colin,
Amel did have those rubber bumpers in stock at the end of last year. The price then was Euros 550 plus postage.
tREVOR
--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, "islandpearl2_sm2k332" <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Dear friends

Having arrived safely half way round the world in Sydney this week after 11,779 n.miles in 104 days, Island Pearl experienced just two problems. These were the loss of her rear moulded white stern rubber/plastic bumber and a reduced outflow to holding tank from rear toilet.

The toilet issue appears to be a reduced internal diameter/ cavity size of the pipe from rear heads at the point where it curves around and down inside the rear holding tank being a seemingly impossible location to get to. I am pretty sure that this is simply a build up of calcium over the years but am wondering if any of you know how to access this part of the pipe possibly by dropping the holding tank down a little to allow access to this spot from inside behind the heads? Any assistance with a diagram or useful tips / steps to take would be very welcome.

Regarding the rear stern white plastic/rubber bumber unit any suggestions of where I can source this at a reasonable cost??

Thank you

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM2K # 332
http://skipr.net/trk/index.php?id=799


Maramu water tank adventure continued....

Dave_Benjamin
 

As some of you know, our early Maramu (hull #29) did not have an inspection port in what we assumed was the forward most portion of the water tank. There were only two access ports under the table and two aft of the table. A few days ago we cut out an opening for a 6 inch (152mm) round inspection port. We placed the port in line (fore and aft) with the others. To our surprise, we discovered that the water tank does not end there. The tank actually extends forward underneath the aft facing bench at the head of the table. The inside of the locker under this bench does not appear to have an access port, but if it's possible to add one, we'll do so to facilitate cleaning.

When we're complete with this project, I'll post photos.

Have a great weekend.

Fair Winds,

Dave Benjamin
S/V Exit Strategy, Maramu #29


Re: [Amel] Re: Rear Toilet - how to clear blockage in curved pipe that enters rear holding tank

Stephen Hancock
 

Blow and suck on both ends and that should clear it out.


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From: seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 6:55 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Rear Toilet - how to clear blockage in curved pipe that enters rear holding tank


 


Hi Colin,
Amel did have those rubber bumpers in stock at the end of last year. The price then was Euros 550 plus postage.
tREVOR
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "islandpearl2_sm2k332" <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Dear friends

Having arrived safely half way round the world in Sydney this week after 11,779 n.miles in 104 days, Island Pearl experienced just two problems. These were the loss of her rear moulded white stern rubber/plastic bumber and a reduced outflow to holding tank from rear toilet.

The toilet issue appears to be a reduced internal diameter/ cavity size of the pipe from rear heads at the point where it curves around and down inside the rear holding tank being a seemingly impossible location to get to. I am pretty sure that this is simply a build up of calcium over the years but am wondering if any of you know how to access this part of the pipe possibly by dropping the holding tank down a little to allow access to this spot from inside behind the heads? Any assistance with a diagram or useful tips / steps to take would be very welcome.

Regarding the rear stern white plastic/rubber bumber unit any suggestions of where I can source this at a reasonable cost??

Thank you

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM2K # 332
http://skipr.net/trk/index.php?id=799



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Re: Rear Toilet - how to clear blockage in curved pipe that enters rear holding tank

seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@...>
 

Hi Colin,
Amel did have those rubber bumpers in stock at the end of last year. The price then was Euros 550 plus postage.
tREVOR

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "islandpearl2_sm2k332" <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Dear friends

Having arrived safely half way round the world in Sydney this week after 11,779 n.miles in 104 days, Island Pearl experienced just two problems. These were the loss of her rear moulded white stern rubber/plastic bumber and a reduced outflow to holding tank from rear toilet.

The toilet issue appears to be a reduced internal diameter/ cavity size of the pipe from rear heads at the point where it curves around and down inside the rear holding tank being a seemingly impossible location to get to. I am pretty sure that this is simply a build up of calcium over the years but am wondering if any of you know how to access this part of the pipe possibly by dropping the holding tank down a little to allow access to this spot from inside behind the heads? Any assistance with a diagram or useful tips / steps to take would be very welcome.

Regarding the rear stern white plastic/rubber bumber unit any suggestions of where I can source this at a reasonable cost??

Thank you

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM2K # 332
http://skipr.net/trk/index.php?id=799


Rear Toilet - how to clear blockage in curved pipe that enters rear holding tank

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Dear friends

Having arrived safely half way round the world in Sydney this week after 11,779 n.miles in 104 days, Island Pearl experienced just two problems. These were the loss of her rear moulded white stern rubber/plastic bumber and a reduced outflow to holding tank from rear toilet.

The toilet issue appears to be a reduced internal diameter/ cavity size of the pipe from rear heads at the point where it curves around and down inside the rear holding tank being a seemingly impossible location to get to. I am pretty sure that this is simply a build up of calcium over the years but am wondering if any of you know how to access this part of the pipe possibly by dropping the holding tank down a little to allow access to this spot from inside behind the heads? Any assistance with a diagram or useful tips / steps to take would be very welcome.

Regarding the rear stern white plastic/rubber bumber unit any suggestions of where I can source this at a reasonable cost??

Thank you

Colin Streeter
Island Pearl II - SM2K # 332
http://skipr.net/trk/index.php?id=799


Re: [Amel] Checking exhaust for cooling water

eric freedman
 

I think a much simpler solution is to buy a heat sensor that wraps around the exhaust hose at the engine. If the hose gets hot the very loud alarm goes off. you will also get advanced notice if the water flow is not sufficient. i believe it is about $90 and available from borel manufacturing
Fair winds
Eric sm 376 kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard03801
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012 4:51 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel] Checking exhaust for cooling water
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com"

Pat next time you're in AnnApolis come see mine.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 26, 2012, at 8:52, "Patrick McAneny" wrote:

On my SM the exhaust pipes are at or below the surface of the
water. I like to check the exhaust everytime I start either
engine. Its hard to decern if cooling water is being pumped
overboard. A couple years ago a owner wrote about installing a
small hose leading up to the cockpit so he could easily check
for water flow,the water then would then exit through a scupper,
I assume.I would like to do the same,if someone has done this
and would explain where and how the hoses are connected ,I would
like to hear from them,either on this site or directly.Photos
would be great.
Pat SM #123




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Re: [Amel] Checking exhaust for cooling water

Patrick McAneny
 

Richard, I am very busy with work,but we will try to get down to see what
you have hooked up and will bring that wind speed transducer as well.

Thanks, Pat


Re: [Amel] Checking exhaust for cooling water

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Pat next time you're in AnnApolis come see mine.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Apr 26, 2012, at 8:52, "Patrick McAneny" <sailw32@aol.com> wrote:

On my SM the exhaust pipes are at or below the surface of the water. I like to check the exhaust everytime I start either engine. Its hard to decern if cooling water is being pumped overboard. A couple years ago a owner wrote about installing a small hose leading up to the cockpit so he could easily check for water flow,the water then would then exit through a scupper, I assume.I would like to do the same,if someone has done this and would explain where and how the hoses are connected ,I would like to hear from them,either on this site or directly.Photos would be great.
Pat SM #123




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Re: [Amel] Bow thruster problem

Jurgen Johanssen <jurgenjohanssen@...>
 

Hi Bill,
 
I am not sure whether yopur bowthruster is simular like mine on a Amel Mango 1981. If you have not removed the bolt, try to start from the bottom,i.e.disamble the gearbox and then pull everything up including the motor.It worked on my Mango.
Good luck
Jürgen
'ARGO IV' Mango


________________________________
From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 17 April 2012, 14:20
Subject: [Amel] Bow thruster problem



 

I am helping a friend with his bow thruster which is on an early model Super Maramu.

The problem is that one of the four hex-head bolts that secure the bow thruster tube to the collar on the motor sheared with enough of the bolt left to prevent removal of the tube. This bolt is starboard and forward, making it nearly impossible to drill out.

The stainless steel frame securing this early model Super Maramu appears to be epoxied to the hull.

I am lost as to how to proceed.

Any advice will be appreciated.

Bill
BeBe


Checking exhaust for cooling water

Patrick McAneny
 

On my SM the exhaust pipes are at or below the surface of the water. I like to check the exhaust everytime I start either engine. Its hard to decern if cooling water is being pumped overboard. A couple years ago a owner wrote about installing a small hose leading up to the cockpit so he could easily check for water flow,the water then would then exit through a scupper, I assume.I would like to do the same,if someone has done this and would explain where and how the hoses are connected ,I would like to hear from them,either on this site or directly.Photos would be great.
Pat SM #123


Re: Which oil

JP Mans <jp-gaill@...>
 

Thanks to all who answered me, it was surely helpfull.
best regards
JPS


Re: [Amel] New Motor

Barbara Nairne
 

We seem to have sorted the prop problem - Amel advising the Maxprop would be best for our 1991 model as Autoprop would require a transmission alteration.
Makers of Maxprop also advising that our old prop could be ok. as it is possible to make it clockwise or counterclockwise.

Yanmar now asking to know the hp or torque capacity of the saildrive - as they have never seen the Amel C-drive before - so any info on C-drive would be appreciated. Have emailed Amel for this as well.

Regards

Barb
Sueno Azul
Super Maramu No39
1991 model

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Anne and John Hollamby" <annejohnholl@...> wrote:

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











switches for conical lights.

eric freedman
 

i have ordered 20 switches for the conical lights on the klater amels. hopefully the part numbers are corredt as there are a number of different varaiations of this part.
I willost the numbers when i receive the switches later this week
Fair winds
eric sm 376


Re: [Amel] Lovely piece of timber

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi John, thanks for this, mine too is shorter now. Do you have one piece or two? I had two identical pieces. Was great to have a piece of timber to use finished and matching the boat.
Regards
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl
Mangonui
New Zealand 

From: John Hollamby <annejohnholl@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, 26 April 2012 4:18 AM
Subject: [Amel] Lovely piece of timber


 
Hello Danny,
Your Msg 10314 told us that you had found a piece of polished hardwood about 5cm x5cm x 80 cm long asking if anyone knew what it was for but had no reply. My boat is the same sort of vintage but a bit of newer and this maybe why my piece is similar but 114cms long. I do not know what is for either but it will be a bit shorter when I cut some off the end to make companionway latches as posted in the photo section !

Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K 319




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YACHTING WORLD MAY 2012 ISSUE TESTING THE AMEL 55 AND

Alejandro Paquin
 

If anyone is interested in this article, I have it in an optimized PDF version, 2.9MB in size. I can email it to you. Please write to me. The address is: alex.paquin at usa.net
This site won´t allow me to uploaded it to the files section.


Lovely piece of timber

John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Danny,
Your Msg 10314 told us that you had found a piece of polished hardwood about 5cm x5cm x 80 cm long asking if anyone knew what it was for but had no reply. My boat is the same sort of vintage but a bit of newer and this maybe why my piece is similar but 114cms long. I do not know what is for either but it will be a bit shorter when I cut some off the end to make companionway latches as posted in the photo section !

Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K 319


Re: AIS on a FURUNO Nav-Net Chart-plotter

sailorbowen <sailorbowen@...>
 

Dennis,

You are quite correct, if it has the NavNet vx2 software then AIS should work.
I guess you have a 2003 or 2004 S-M.
What software is on your chart-plotter and what model is it?

Kind regards
Bill Bowen

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Dennis Woods <DENNISWOODS@...> wrote:

You should have navnet 2 software which is AIS compatable. Dennis. SM408 Il FLAUTO MAGICO

Sent from my iPhone

On 23 Apr 2012, at 11:55, "sailorbowen" <sailorbowen@...> wrote:

Recent FURUNO Nav-Net systems can have AIS integrated so that the vessel details come up on the chart-plotter.

The current FURUNO 1920 unit looks like the one fitted to 2005 S-Ms.
Can AIS be implemented on the 2005 S-M.
Possibly a software upgrade is required.

Has anyone actually done it?

Kind regards
Bill Bowen


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Re: [Amel] Radar Reflection

karkauai
 

I have a spherical reflector (EchoMaster by Davis) that hangs from the port spreader on a small block.  It is secured to two  stays with small shackles so that it can be raised and lowered without going up the mast.  I've asked many ships if they can see me on their radar and even when they are over the horizon (I can see them on AIS) they always answer yes.  I lost a similar reflector that was mounted permanently under the spreader to chafing before coming up with this attachment.
Kent
1999 SM 243
KRISTY

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