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Dishwasher-AMEL 54

bozo_cinq <bozocinq@...>
 

We have a dishwasher in our AMEL 54 that we have never used. We are thinking of taking out the dishwasher to convert to a better use of space. I assume that it uses more water than hand washing? Has anybody else taken out the dishwasher? Does anybody use the dishwasher? Look forward to any comments this group may have.

Gary, AMEL #44


Re: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Anne and John,
 
We're in contact with Toby Hodges who wrote the article to see if Yachting World will release a pdf copy for posting on the site.  It will be better quality than my efforts.
 
In the meantime here is the video link: http://www.yachtingworld.com/video/boat-tests/531402/1/amel-55-video
 
Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM2K 461


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From: Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, 10 April 2012, 12:27
Subject: Re: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel



 

Hello Mike and Peta,
Any chance of you scanning or photographing the articles and putting them into the files section?
Regards, Anne and John,SM319

From: mike.k.johnson@btinternet.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:39 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel

Hi,

The May edition of Yachting World has 2 very good articles on Henri Amel and the Amel 55.

Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM2K 461






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Re: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Mike and Peta,
Any chance of you scanning or photographing the articles and putting them into the files section?
Regards, Anne and John,SM319

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Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:39 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel


Hi,

The May edition of Yachting World has 2 very good articles on Henri Amel and the Amel 55.

Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM2K 461





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Re: [Amel] Using 12mm (1/2inch) Anchor Chain

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hi Bill, The chain locker is huge and would hold enough chain to make the bow sink far enough to make the water line marking on my SM2K seem correct. The snag to that is that the boat would sink very soon after the bow thruster was lowered a bit. It would take somewhat longer to sink if the thruster is fully up. The 80mtrs of chain I have is more than I have ever used or needed over the past eleven years. If I thought I might need more I would have added some anchor warp rode. The weight of 80mtrs of 10mm is 184kgs and 12 mtrs weighs 264kgs.
The chain locker on the SM2k has a brilliant feature as there is a fore and aft centre line web which flakes the chain perfectly. Thus Amel avoids the stick poking common to lesser boats such as my previous Oyster 435 because most boats maximise cabin space at the expense of a sensible chain locker.
Any heavy weights in the bow affect the boat handling adversely and is to be avoided, indeed some people advocate moving the chain back into the bilges for trans ocean passages. Should the boat be rolled or pitch poled this practice could be disastrous. Unfortunately this can and has happened even to Amels!
If you should be considering stainless chain be aware that stainless and galvanising mixed have an adverse electrolytic effect. It is for this reason that I avoid any stainless swivels, anchors etc on my chain. I also use a couple of prop shaft anodes (25mm if i recall correctly) next to the shackle thus avoiding premature rusting. I have cut the eye off the shackle to ease it’s passage through the stem bow fitting and so I use mole/vice grips to tighten/undo the shackle.
Because I had failed to ensure that the clutch on my anchor winch was greased one day whilst anchoring in fairly deep water the chain ran out uncontrollably at high speed until the clutch suddenly gripped and the shock did severe damage to the winch and also when this had to receive new parts it was found that the stainless bolts holding the cover plate to the alloy winch housing were all seized in and it took an expert fitter hours of patient work with first a blow torch and eventually an oxy-acetylene burner to release them.

Regards and safe anchoring, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM319,

From: sailorbowen
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:49 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Using 12mm (1/2inch) Anchor Chain


Has anyone changed their windlass over from 10mm to 12mm chain?
Are there any issues?
How much 12mm chain will go in the chain locker?
Does 12mm chain flake properly when being pulled in or do you need a stick to help it?

Kind regards
Bill Bowen






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Re: [Amel] Dishwasher-AMEL 54

KIMZ YAHOO <kcvabeach@...>
 

Never used our dishwasher, store ziplocks and other items in the space.

Kim and George
SM2K #353 Indecent


bozo_cinq <bozocinq@wollenberg.net> wrote:

We have a dishwasher in our AMEL 54 that we have never used. We are thinking of taking out the dishwasher to convert to a better use of space. I assume that it uses more water than hand washing? Has anybody else taken out the dishwasher? Does anybody use the dishwasher? Look forward to any comments this group may have.

Gary, AMEL #44


Yachting World Article - Amel 55 & Henri Amel

Mike Johnson
 

Hi,

The May edition of Yachting World has 2 very good articles on Henri Amel and the Amel 55.

Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM2K 461


Re: [Amel] Freshwater Toilet Conversion

Dimitris Krassopoulos <dkra@...>
 

Dear All,



To my new Amel 54 the yard has installed according to my wish fresh water
and sea water capabily on the front and aft toilet. I have a switch with a
solenoid in each toilet and I decide if I want to use sea or fresh water.
When I am sailing I normally use sea water but when I am in the marina I use
fresh water . By this way the toilets are not smelly at all. They have
installed also a sea water pump with an expansion tank as I have also
installed a sea water connection above the fresh water in the cockpit as
some times I want to rinse sand or dirt from the cockpit without sacrificing
fresh water. Sometimes I rinse with sea water also the deck to avoid the
heating of the plastic deck although the Amel 54 is cooler than the SM2000.



Best Regards



Dimitris



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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ian Shepherd
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2012 8:17 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Freshwater Toilet Conversion





Hi Eric,

thanks for the info. If you did it this way I would still add further
check valves and also use the swan neck piping that is connected to the
flush motors in the engine room. I would be nervous in having a direct
feed from the fresh water tank to the toilets.

Does anyone know how Amel tried it on their late SM's? All I know is
that an Amel employee told me that they had to recall the boats that had
fresh water toilets due to tank contamination. Did they use the Jabso
valve kit?

Regards

Ian

On 03/04/2012 04:13, Sailormon wrote:

The part number for the 12 volt pressurized solenoid valve, PN#
37038-1012.
The part number for the 24 volt pressurized solenoid valve, PN#
37038-1024.

Hi Eric,

If your original unit is in fact a 37255 Series. When you convert the
toilet
over to a Fresh Water system you will be eliminating the Raw Water inlet
pump all together. The Pressurized Solenoid Valve will have to be
installed
into you fresh water pressurized water system. The way it ends up working
is that you existing fresh water pump will provide water to the toilet
when
the Pressurized Solenoid Valve opens. The Solenoid Valve is wired directly
to your panel switch that flushes your toilet.

Feel free to get back to me, or if you would like, you can call my direct
phone number listed below.

Dave

David J. Caldwell

Technical Specialist

ITT Industries Rule & Jabsco

Cape Ann Industrial Park

Gloucester MA 01930

(978) 282-5271

Fax (978) 283-2619

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Subject: RE: [Amel] Freshwater Toilet Conversion

Hi Ian,

This is what I got from Jabsco.

Hi Eric,

Thanks for getting back to me. If you have the 37255 Series that would in
fact be the Raw water Quiet Flush Toilet, in that case in order to
switch it
to a Fresh Water system then all you need to do is purchase a Pressurized
Solenoid Valve PN# 37038-1012.

I've attached two data sheets of the 37255 Series (Raw Water) and the

37055 (fresh water) You will want to confirm that is the actual unit that
you have.

Dave

David J. Caldwell

Technical Specialist

ITT Industries Rule & Jabsco

Cape Ann Industrial Park

Gloucester MA 01930

(978) 282-5271

Fax (978) 283-2619

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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Subject: Re: [Amel] Freshwater Toilet Conversion

Hi Eric,

you must have different toilets on your boat. I have the Quiet Flush
37255 series. There is no mention of any fresh water valve in the
literature that I can see. The Defender link does show an anti syphon
valve at a wicked cost, but it is not stated as compatible with the
37x55 series.

I am glad I did it my way. Cheaper and great blue water with every
flush. Further sea trials today proved the modification to be sound.

Cheers

Ian SM 414 Crusader

On 01/04/2012 18:03, Sailormon wrote:

Ian.

If you look at the exploded diagram of the Jabsco toilet there is a
fresh
water valve.

It is an antisiphon valve and allows you to install it and use it
directly
from the fresh water tank. I have them on board and did not bother to
install them as I did not want to waste fresh water. I also have the
160 lph
water maker. Here is a 12 volt one they also make 24 volt one. There
is one
made for our toilets. I figured it would take me about 30 minutes to
install.

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Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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Subject: Re: [Amel] Freshwater Toilet Conversion

Hi Eric,

not quite sure what you mean here. Crusader has Jabsco electric flush
toilets so by feeding the two engine room toilet pumps from my fresh
water isolation tank, the fresh water supply is permanent - and blue
too! I did it this way to make doubly sure that there was no chance of
the fresh water tank becoming contaminated. I believe this happened when
Amel tried installing freshwater flushing in the final run of Super
Maramus's. Do I take it that your conversion kit allows you to switch
between fresh and sea water?

Actually it is surprising how little water is used to flush, so
consumption was not a consideration, especially with a 160 l/h water
maker on board.

Glad to hear that Amel have got fresh water flushing on the 54.

Regards

Ian SM 414 Crusader

On 01/04/2012 02:17, Sailormon wrote:

Ian,

There is a freshwater conversion for my Jabsco toilet. It is simply an
electric valve with a check valve built into it.

All you have to do is connect the toilet pumps in the engine room to a
fresh
water supply, install the Jabsco and voila, you have fresh water
flushing. I
bought the two valves, but after being meticulous about flushing the
toilets
for 10 seconds each use I have had no further use of fresh water and
saves
me from making water just to flush the toilets. I believe the 54
footer has
fresh water flushing.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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Subject: [Amel] Freshwater Toilet Conversion

I have successfully converted Crusader's toilets to a freshwater
flush.
Hopefully there will now be no further smells from stagnant
seawater, no
more scaling of the waste pipes and there is now blue scented
water with
every flush.

Mindful that Amel had a problem when they tried to do this, I
turned to
Thomas Crapper for inspiration and copied what is in many a household
loo. There are however two differences to contend with. The
cistern tank
concept and ballcock assembly need to be able to cope with
pitching and
rolling, and there must never be any back flow into our only
freshwater
tank. Here is how it was done. Pictures have been uploaded into an
album
called Crusader Modifications.

I purchased a 57 litre plastic tank with a screw lid from a local
chandlers. This fits nicely forward of the main engine. I drilled a
wooden block that fits tightly over the bolts that hold the steel
crossbeam over the prop drive unit. Two channels were routed on the
underside of the block to fit snugly over the vertical edges of the
cross beam. To this block I fabricated a wooden plinth for the tank to
sit on, with side pieces to stop sideways and fore and aft movement.
This was screwed and glued to the block underneath. To the top of the
plinth I glued some anti-slip matting to stop sliding. The tank is
further secured by two straps that pass under the cross beam.

All further parts came from a plumbers store and were made of brass. A
ball cock valve was mounted near the top of the tank along the
centreline with the fill connection on the forward side. The valve was
adjusted so that inflow of fresh water stops at around 40% full. There
is thus a considerable gap between the top of the toilet flush
water and
the fill pipe. For good measure I also installed two non return valves
in the fresh water fill line (of different makes) and a stop cock in
case I need to shut off the supply. The fill hose is connected to the
fresh water system via a T connector inserted into the hose that
runs up
from the fresh water pump manifold to the hose connection valve
located
under the helmsman's seat.

Two holes were drilled in the top of the tank for the elbow connectors
that connect plastic piping to the respective toilet flush motors.
(The
original pipes from the sea water manifold need to be capped off. This
is easily achieved by using tapered pipe fittings with screw caps on
them). More pipe is connected to the underside of the tank top and cut
so that the ends lie flush on the bottom of the tank around the mid
position. A small hole was also drilled on the top so that a breather
pipe could be installed. With the screw down airtight lid
installed air
needs to be able to flow in and out of the tank as the level changes.
Finally throw in one of those toilet blue tablets and you have very
attractive fresh toilet water.

The wooden support assembly was measured very accurately is very
secure.
I had to jump on it to settle it on the crossbeam. Sea trials, so
far in
F7 conditions, have shown no problems at all to both the tank mounting
and flush operation. The ballcock does not seem to open and close
as the
boat rolls as it is mounted on the centreline in a fore-aft axis. The
system is working very well indeed and did not cost more than
about $200
in all. Thank you Mr C!

I have also converted my anchor wash to fresh water. This was easily
achieved by again using a T connector in the deck hose supply
line, then
connecting to the anchor wash piping via a 24V solenoid water valve
which I bought on eBay for $15 with free shipping from China. The
power
is swapped from the original sea water wash pump to the solenoid. The
anchor wash pump is capped off and the fresh water pump sends the
water
to the bow. I do have the uprated pump (A88 instead of the A66) but if
anything there is too much water, so I fitted a gate valve so that
I can
regulate the flow. I am investigating a company that specialises in
spray nozzles to perhaps make the chain washing more efficient.

In summary, well worth a small amount of effort.

Ian Shepherd SM 2000 414 'Crusader'














Using 12mm (1/2inch) Anchor Chain

sailorbowen <sailorbowen@...>
 

Has anyone changed their windlass over from 10mm to 12mm chain?
Are there any issues?
How much 12mm chain will go in the chain locker?
Does 12mm chain flake properly when being pulled in or do you need a stick to help it?

Kind regards
Bill Bowen


Re: [Amel] New motor

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Hi Barb

I recently purchased a very fine example of a SM2K but nearly did not go
ahead because of my earlier concerns that the 75HP Yanmar could be under
powered for such a large boat, and hence had been looking only at the one's
with the 100HP Yanmar. In the end I did in fact purchase the boat with the
75HP Yanmar and have been very pleasantly surprised with the ideal way in
which this motor matches the 53ft 20 ton boat. We have since crossed the
Atlantic and the boat is now in the final 10 days of crossing the Pacific
too with many days of no wind. In fact between Panama and to well beyond
the Galapagos Islands there were numerous days where there was absolutely
no wind and the sea was like a large mirror. Being a delivery trip the crew
have kept motored on at 7kts regardless, sometimes for 36hrs straight non
stop. At other times the boat needed to punch it's way to windward through
large swells and the 75HP Yanmar has been nothing short of amazing. The
result now is that, whilst I am the sort of person who would always prefer
more power than less, when one looks at a fuel consumption figure of
2.5litres per hour and the performance we have got from this motor, I am
rather pleased with what I have ended up with.

You can see the various comments on 75HP motor on the amel site at this
link http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/message/10195 and a more
recent one here
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/message/10532 plus
a link to Island Pearl II 's trip from Canaries to Sydney is included here
http://skipr.net/trk/index.php?id=799.

In summary my view would be to listen to the advice of this mechanic and
put in a new 75HP Yanmar in. I am sure that you will be very pleased with
the result, especially when you find out that your motoring range can be up
to 300 n.miles more on the same fuel tank than if you put the 100HP motor
in.

Best of luck with it all.
Fair Winds

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


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On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 9:23 AM, Barb <surfskis2002@yahoo.com.au> wrote:

**


H,
We are contemplating a new Yanmar motor - the Perkins M80T won't give up
on its overheating problem. Have talked with the Yanmar dealer on Gold
Coast who advises with sail drive we can only have 75hp Yanmar.
Have researched and were thinking of the 110hp Yanmar 4JHT3-HTE but with
the advice we should only go to 75hp we are feeling confused - any comment
really appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Sueno Azul
1991 Super Maramu
Hull NO.39



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Re: [Amel] New motor

karkauai
 

Hi Barb.  I own  1999 SM 243 and repowered last year with the Yanmar 4JH4 HTE 110 HP.  I was told that the transmission and coupling and C-drive are the same for SM's with the Volvo 78 HP TMD22 and the Yanmar ??? 100HP.  Since the old 100HP Yanmar had been replaced by the 110HP 4JH4, I elected to go with the bigger engine.  I bought the bobtail and had to buy a new bell housing to fit it to the transmission, but otherwise the only installation issue was cutting away a small semicircle of the starboard angle iron engine support to allow for the oil filter which is right at the bottom of the engine.  I had to have a new bracket made for the 24v alternator which took a bit of altering before it would stay where I put it to keep the belt tight.  I have a Fireboy system that shuts the engine room exhaust fans off in the event of a fire which had to be reconfigured for the new engine, and the safety switch that shuts off the ignition to keep someone
from stealing your boat was an enigma for the electrician who put in the new harness.  All in all the switch from Volvo to Yanmar was a piece of  cake.


Now, you might have noticed my posts about the upper horizontal shaft of my prop drive breaking last month.  And you might ask yourself, "Hmmm, I wonder if the shaft failure had anything to do with the engine  change?"  I can't answer for sure, but I know there was never any excessive vibration or noise before or after the engine change, and the broken ends of the shaft appeared to have been stressed and failing for a long time before it finally broke.  The engine was in break-in period for 50 of the 120 hours on it and I've never pushed it really hard.  I don't believe the broken shaft had anything to do with the new Yanmar, but I can't swear to it.  When (If) we ever get the new shaft from Amel we'll look carefully at the transmission to see if there's anything else going on that could have contributed to the failure and let you all know if we do find anything.

In short, I'm very happy with the new Yanmar and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
Kent
SM 243
KRISTY



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From: Barb <surfskis2002@yahoo.com.au>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, April 9, 2012 7:23 PM
Subject: [Amel] New motor


 
H,
We are contemplating a new Yanmar motor - the Perkins M80T won't give up on its overheating problem. Have talked with the Yanmar dealer on Gold Coast who advises with sail drive we can only have 75hp Yanmar.
Have researched and were thinking of the 110hp Yanmar 4JHT3-HTE but with the advice we should only go to 75hp we are feeling confused - any comment really appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Sueno Azul
1991 Super Maramu
Hull NO.39


Re: [Amel] New motor

Dave_Benjamin
 

Was there a reason Amel stopped using Yanmar other than perhaps preferring suppliers based in the EU? If I were moving up to a SM, I'd certainly be looking for an 03 or 04 model and whatever other years came with Yanmar.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Joel F Potter" <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

It's not a crappy Volvo saildrive and Amel installed a couple hundred Yanmar
100HP diesels in the SM53. I know of several Yanmar 110 HP repower
installations with no problems.



Today, essentially the same unit is handling more horsepower in the AMEL 55
so you won't have need for concern.



All the best,

Joel F. Potter





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Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Barb
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 7:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] New motor





H,
We are contemplating a new Yanmar motor - the Perkins M80T won't give up on
its overheating problem. Have talked with the Yanmar dealer on Gold Coast
who advises with sail drive we can only have 75hp Yanmar.
Have researched and were thinking of the 110hp Yanmar 4JHT3-HTE but with the
advice we should only go to 75hp we are feeling confused - any comment
really appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Sueno Azul
1991 Super Maramu
Hull NO.39





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Re: Meltem - watertight bulkheads?

Dave_Benjamin
 

If there's a set of strong backs for the door between the salon and the forepeak and a gasket on the forward side of the bulkhead, I'd say yes.

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

Does anyone know if the older Amel Meltem has watertight bulkheads like the newer Amel boats?


Re: [Amel] New motor

amelforme
 

It's not a crappy Volvo saildrive and Amel installed a couple hundred Yanmar
100HP diesels in the SM53. I know of several Yanmar 110 HP repower
installations with no problems.



Today, essentially the same unit is handling more horsepower in the AMEL 55
so you won't have need for concern.



All the best,

Joel F. Potter





Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: <mailto:jfpottercys@att.net> jfpottercys@att.net

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Barb
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 7:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] New motor





H,
We are contemplating a new Yanmar motor - the Perkins M80T won't give up on
its overheating problem. Have talked with the Yanmar dealer on Gold Coast
who advises with sail drive we can only have 75hp Yanmar.
Have researched and were thinking of the 110hp Yanmar 4JHT3-HTE but with the
advice we should only go to 75hp we are feeling confused - any comment
really appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Sueno Azul
1991 Super Maramu
Hull NO.39


Meltem - watertight bulkheads?

mrostov
 

Does anyone know if the older Amel Meltem has watertight bulkheads like the newer Amel boats?


New motor

Barbara Nairne
 

H,
We are contemplating a new Yanmar motor - the Perkins M80T won't give up on its overheating problem. Have talked with the Yanmar dealer on Gold Coast who advises with sail drive we can only have 75hp Yanmar.
Have researched and were thinking of the 110hp Yanmar 4JHT3-HTE but with the advice we should only go to 75hp we are feeling confused - any comment really appreciated.

Regards
Barb
Sueno Azul
1991 Super Maramu
Hull NO.39


Re: wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989

Alejandro Paquin
 

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

Hello, my plastic is very crazed, it is 3/8" clear. Is this normal or was it cleaned with the wrong product? Has anyone replaced with tinted plastic? All tips and comments are appreciated. Thanks, ross
We changed ours about 5 years ago with ordinary Plexiglass. Plexiglass does age with time, and sun, developing tiny crack (crazing)sometimes only superficial which can be polished off. Crazing most often makes visibility nearly impossible, so we decided to change the pieces entirely. so a few things to consider:
- Plexiglass eventually will craze and will need replacement
- Windshields on the Maramu are the easiest to replace.
- Never wash with hard bristles or strong chemicals
- Beware of cloth covers: the combination of wind, dust and/or sand between cloth and the plastic may scratch the surface rendering it unusable over time.

Alex
SIMPATICO
Maramu #94


Re: [Amel] wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989

amelforme
 

Hi Ross, I believe your plexiglas is original and has given good service.
Over the years I have noticed that boats near oil/coal fired power plants
have more crazing on the plexi. Don't tint the replacement. It will ruin
your ability to see stuff when the sun goes down. Good sunglasses are a
better solution for daylight opperations.

You should wash plexi and similar products with lots and lots of cool water
and a soft wash mitt, never use a deck brush. Mild detergent/Boat Soap is
all you need, soften any gifts from the birds and gritty dirt with plenty of
water. Last time I did a pair on a boat for resale here in Fort Lauderdale
it was about $350 per side, drilled, countersunk and ready to install. Don't
try to drill this stuff yourself, it will crack unless you have tools made
specifically for the material. Ask me how I learned this.



All the best,

Joel





Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: <mailto:jfpottercys@att.net> jfpottercys@att.net

<http://www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys> www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of rossny@ymail.com
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 6:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989





Hello, my plastic is very crazed, it is 3/8" clear. Is this normal or was it
cleaned with the wrong product? Has anyone replaced with tinted plastic? All
tips and comments are appreciated. Thanks, ross


wind shield replacement maramu #261 1989

rossny@mail.com
 

Hello, my plastic is very crazed, it is 3/8" clear. Is this normal or was it cleaned with the wrong product? Has anyone replaced with tinted plastic? All tips and comments are appreciated. Thanks, ross


Water Tank Inspection and Removal of Fridge and Freezer

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

I documented the process of getting access to the three fresh water tank inspection ports, including the removal of the freezer in BeBe SM2k, #387.

See the 3 Water Tank Inspection and Cleaning Photos here:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/364756240/pic/list

To ensure the photos are large enough for you, select View: "Original"

Best,

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently N. Cyprus


Re: [Amel] Aft locker on Maramu - improving drainage

Dave_Benjamin
 

Eric,

You're always a step ahead my friend!

Someday I'm going to swap our boats when you're not looking ;-)

For the majority of the group who have never seen Eric's boat, it's one of the very nicest Maramus on the planet.

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

Dave I did exactly that it works great.

Eric Maramu 105