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Re: windlass up-down switch

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Mark:

As you have already discovered, the up-down switches on the
Tigress windlass is an Amel installed feature. You access the
switches by removing the screws that hold the aft windlass
housing to the main body of the windlass. Turn off the power
first!. Amel Supplied me with a new set of switches and new
rubber covers. You can order just the rubber covers from Amel
as well. I ordered several sets of covers as they go away after
about 2 years in the tropics.
My switches were ok even though the rubber cover
had been torn for several months. The switch/cover assembly
is held in place by a nut on the inside of the windlass cover and
the rubber cover is best held in place with some RTV sealant
since tightening the nut tends to extrude the rubber cover
from the metal ring.

Regards, Gary Silver SM2000 Liahona Hull # 335


One of the rubber boots covering one of the
up-down switches built into the Tigress windlass
is torn. I am not sure how to get access to
this switch and where to find a replacement for the boot.
The US distributor, Imtra, says that do not put
up-down switches on these windlasses and did not
have a replacement boot.

Also, does the round metal thing that holds the rubber boot
unscrew from outside the windass, or do I have to
open up the windlass motor housing?

Mark Pitt "Sabbatical III" Amel Super Maramu #419


windlass up-down switch

Mark Pitt
 

One of the rubber boots covering one of the
up-down switches built into the Tigress windlass
is torn. I am not sure how to get access to
this switch and where to find a replacement for the boot.
The US distributor, Imtra, says that do not put
up-down switches on these windlasses and did not
have a replacement boot.

Also, does the round metal thing that holds the rubber boot
unscrew from outside the windass, or do I have to
open up the windlass motor housing?

Mark Pitt "Sabbatical III" Amel Super Maramu #419


Looking for SM

drew_gaffney <drew.gaffney@...>
 

My wife and I are looking for a well-maintained SM, 98-04 vintage. We
do not need VAT paid.
Please send information to email above.
Thanks,
Drew


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: MaxiProp order form question

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

Good luck with the surgery Bob. I'll look forward to hearing from you
in a week or two. Sounds like you have a manual to look at, which is
more than my luck.

Regards, Roger
Message from Roger Banks
Mobile: 0407 91 4601
Home: +61 2 6291 4601

On 11/09/2006, at 12:37 AM, tepestdoc wrote:

I havce the same set-up on Tempest, Mango hull 44. I'm having surgery
tomorrow, but I'll look it up this week when I visit Tempest in the
boatyard.
Bob
Tempest
--- In amelyachtowners@..., Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
wrote:

I'm wondering if anyone can help me with a factoid please, having
tried Olivier without response unfortunately. I own Mango 28,
built
in 1982. It has the Perkins 4.236 motor with Hurth HBW400-2R
gearbox.
For the purpose of ordering a MaxiProp, can you please let me know
what would be the reduction at the propellor?

Regards, Roger, Mango 28, Zorba
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Re: MaxiProp order form question

tepestdoc <tepestdoc@...>
 

I havce the same set-up on Tempest, Mango hull 44. I'm having surgery
tomorrow, but I'll look it up this week when I visit Tempest in the
boatyard.
Bob
Tempest
--- In amelyachtowners@..., Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
wrote:

I'm wondering if anyone can help me with a factoid please, having
tried Olivier without response unfortunately. I own Mango 28,
built
in 1982. It has the Perkins 4.236 motor with Hurth HBW400-2R
gearbox.
For the purpose of ordering a MaxiProp, can you please let me know
what would be the reduction at the propellor?

Regards, Roger, Mango 28, Zorba






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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Has anyone heard about a broken keel on a Super Maramu ?

Museum <museum@...>
 

I do not know the name of the boat.

I only have the quoted information.



Regards

Lars





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Emne: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Has anyone heard about a broken keel on a
Super Maramu ?



Hello Lars,

What was the name of the boat?

Thanks, Tony

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "hrkaptajn" <museum@...>
wrote:

A friend of mine, who is living aboard his catamaran in the
Grenadines,
sent me the following story via email:

"I have "rich" friends from Switzerland who were proud of their
Super
Maramu until last year, when the keel broke in the middle on the
thickest part. The Amel station in Guadeloupe was no help, Amel
wanted
them to bring the boat to La Rochelle which they refused to do
with the
broken keel and after a year and a lot of pressure Amel finally
gave in
and shipped a keel to Trinidad !"

Is that really true? I have never ever heard about a broken keel -
and
especially not on an Amel.

Best regards
Lars, Denmark


Re: Has anyone heard about a broken keel on a Super Maramu ?

Ag Av8ter
 

Hello Lars,

What was the name of the boat?

Thanks, Tony

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "hrkaptajn" <museum@...>
wrote:

A friend of mine, who is living aboard his catamaran in the
Grenadines,
sent me the following story via email:

"I have "rich" friends from Switzerland who were proud of their
Super
Maramu until last year, when the keel broke in the middle on the
thickest part. The Amel station in Guadeloupe was no help, Amel
wanted
them to bring the boat to La Rochelle which they refused to do
with the
broken keel and after a year and a lot of pressure Amel finally
gave in
and shipped a keel to Trinidad !"

Is that really true? I have never ever heard about a broken keel -
and
especially not on an Amel.

Best regards
Lars, Denmark


Has anyone heard about a broken keel on a Super Maramu ?

hrkaptajn <museum@...>
 

A friend of mine, who is living aboard his catamaran in the Grenadines,
sent me the following story via email:

"I have "rich" friends from Switzerland who were proud of their Super
Maramu until last year, when the keel broke in the middle on the
thickest part. The Amel station in Guadeloupe was no help, Amel wanted
them to bring the boat to La Rochelle which they refused to do with the
broken keel and after a year and a lot of pressure Amel finally gave in
and shipped a keel to Trinidad !"

Is that really true? I have never ever heard about a broken keel - and
especially not on an Amel.

Best regards
Lars, Denmark


MaxiProp order form question

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

I'm wondering if anyone can help me with a factoid please, having
tried Olivier without response unfortunately. I own Mango 28, built
in 1982. It has the Perkins 4.236 motor with Hurth HBW400-2R gearbox.
For the purpose of ordering a MaxiProp, can you please let me know
what would be the reduction at the propellor?

Regards, Roger, Mango 28, Zorba


Re: going to the rio dulce

tepestdoc <tepestdoc@...>
 

Tempest (Mango Hull 44) was last in Rio Dulce in 1996. She was
taken there by here previous owner. The log entries showed it was a
good trip, except for a lightning strike. All her sailing instruments
were replaced. We draw 6.5 feet. You could always heel her over the
bar if it is tight. This is done fairly frequently in the Gulf with
low bridges, especially in Mobile.
Fair winds,
Bob
S/V Tempest
Mango 44



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] going to the rio dulce

usrey_chuck
 

Hi John

Good to hear from you and thanks for the information.

Chuck

john martin <symoondog@...> wrote: Chuck, Years ago I took my old 38ft. boat with 5 ft.draft across the bar at
high tide and I was nervous. I wouldn't think of taking 7ft.across it. you
need to check/join the SSCA, (Seven seas cruising association) as they have
boats up there all the time. They are great for stories of boats ,sizes and
drafts that have been there and done that.
John
Moondog SM248
From: "usrey_chuck"
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] going to the rio dulce
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 16:10:08 -0000

We are in Trinidad and planning next seasons cruise. We plan on
visiting the western Caribbean and spending next hurricane season in
Guatemala up the Rio Dulce River. We have heard various opinions as
to whether or not we can make it across the sandbar. Has anyone
crossed over the sandbar and traveled up the Rio Dulce?

Chuck & Pam
S/V Helen Louise
ASM350



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Re: Amel 54 - Electronic Options

cluecker <cluecker@...>
 

Hi,
We had the Icom M802 (SSB/Ham) and AT-140 tuner installed when we
took delivery of SM390 in December 2002. We always felt our
transmit range was a little short but could receive pretty well. We
had the long fiberglass whip that Amel prefers. In mid 2004 I
noticed the antenna ground plates were beginning to disintegrate.
At that time we were making our way through French Polynesia and I
thought the plates would hold out til NZ. They didn't. The last
crumbs disappeared in the harbour at Nuku Alofa, Tonga. The antenna
had not been grounded correctly when installed by Amel's agent in La
Rochelle, and had been acting as the sacrificial anode for the
system. We replaced them at haul-out here in NZ, but could not
source the same Banten (Italian) plates and had to modify some Guest
plates to fit. Make sure whoever installs the system does this bit
correctly.

Apart from that we were quite pleased with the system. We used the
Pactor III Pro modem and had no trouble with Winlink (Ham/Amateur)
connection, often picking up mail twice a day.

BTW, if Amel is still offering a high output alternator on the
engine for house bank charging, make SURE you have a smart regulator
on it. If you do any long distance motoring (>8hrs) you need to
make sure the charging voltage has dropped to float levels unless
you are certain that the bank is low and needs more. Otherwise,
you'll cook the bank. The Leece Neville on our boat has an
adjustable output, but many of the large cap. alternators don't. I
fiddled with the L-N for about a year, but eventually installed a
Balmar MaxCharge 624 and have been happy with it.
Cheers,

Chuck Luecker
SM390 Revelation
KB9YSS


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] going to the rio dulce

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Chuck, Years ago I took my old 38ft. boat with 5 ft.draft across the bar at high tide and I was nervous. I wouldn't think of taking 7ft.across it. you need to check/join the SSCA, (Seven seas cruising association) as they have boats up there all the time. They are great for stories of boats ,sizes and drafts that have been there and done that.
John
Moondog SM248
From: "usrey_chuck" <usrey_chuck@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] going to the rio dulce
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 16:10:08 -0000

We are in Trinidad and planning next seasons cruise. We plan on
visiting the western Caribbean and spending next hurricane season in
Guatemala up the Rio Dulce River. We have heard various opinions as
to whether or not we can make it across the sandbar. Has anyone
crossed over the sandbar and traveled up the Rio Dulce?

Chuck & Pam
S/V Helen Louise
ASM350



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 54 - Electronic Options

Shann, Mark V <shannmv@...>
 

Hi, I have also installed a twinscope in a Maramu, using a hard epoxy
mount custom made to make the sensor stand out and see round both sides
of the hull, set about a metre in front of the depth gauge and behind /
offset the speed sensor.

Works great, no interference and I agree with Gary, almost exclsuively
used in look ahead mode, when in the Red Sea, super for slow entry to
reef anchorages and now in Turkey slow entry into crowded small town
quays.

All the best, Mark (Synnefoula)

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: 01 September 2006 16:06
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 54 - Electronic Options


Martin Queried:
" 7. Has anyone any experience of fitting/using the Probe forward
scanning sonar depth sounder.> Regards, Martin"
Martin:

I had Amel install the Interphase TwinScope on my SM2000 Hull # 335 in
2001. They installed the display for the TwinScope but would only
install the forward scanning transducer (scans from straight forward to
down 90 degrees is a 3 degree beam width). It was Amel's contention
that the dual transducer was too large and would cause bubbles that
would interfere with the B & G sonic speed transducer system. This was
a legitimate concern. I subsequently installed the side-to-side
(individual) transducer behind the transducer that Amel installed and
ran the appropriate wiring. I was nervous about the bubble issue but
the system has worked well and I have seen no interference with the
sonic speed in this configuration (two separate transducers). You must
install the second transducer so that the curve of the bow allows it not
to "see" the forward scanning transducer.

I must admit that I seldom use the side-to-side mode as I find it a bit
hard to interpret and there aren't many coral heads in the areas that I
am cruising.

I will post a picture of the installation in the photo's section.

Best regards, Gary "Liahona"







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Re: Amel 54 - Electronic Options

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

The photo of the TwinScope transducer installation is in the "Misc." file folder in the photos
section.

Gary


Re: Amel 54 - Electronic Options

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Martin Queried:
" 7. Has anyone any experience of fitting/using the Probe forward
scanning sonar depth sounder.> Regards,
Martin"
Martin:

I had Amel install the Interphase TwinScope on my SM2000 Hull # 335
in 2001. They installed the display for the TwinScope but would only
install the forward scanning transducer (scans from straight forward
to down 90 degrees is a 3 degree beam width). It was Amel's
contention that the dual transducer was too large and would cause
bubbles that would interfere with the B & G sonic speed transducer
system. This was a legitimate concern. I subsequently installed the
side-to-side (individual) transducer behind the transducer that Amel
installed and ran the appropriate wiring. I was nervous about the
bubble issue but the system has worked well and I have seen no
interference with the sonic speed in this configuration (two separate
transducers). You must install the second transducer so that the
curve of the bow allows it not to "see" the forward scanning
transducer.

I must admit that I seldom use the side-to-side mode as I find it a
bit hard to interpret and there aren't many coral heads in the areas
that I am cruising.

I will post a picture of the installation in the photo's section.

Best regards, Gary "Liahona"


Amel 54 - Electronic Options

yachtcaduceus <yachtcaduceus@...>
 

We take delivery of an Amel 54 (Caduceus III) in May 2007 and are in
the process of finalising the build specifications. We would be very
interested to hear from any 54 owners and their experiences and
opinions on the various options.

We intend to sail in European waters until 2009 when we wish to cross
the Atlantic and subsequently pass through the Panama into the Pacific.

One of the main difficulties that we face is in specifying electronics
as it is a field that is moving very quickly, in particular in the
area of PC based instrumentation and entertainment. Opinions
on/experiences of, the following points would be of great assistance.

1. Has anyone specified fixed computer screen / server arrangements
for the nav area. If so what, interfaced to what and running what.
2. In taking the standard Amel electronics package and upgrade
options what upgrades have been taken and with what results.
3. Navtex - Furuno integration or standalone or PC integration?
4. Is there any experience in either upgrading the TV/DVD combination
eg to take into account HD or to use a Windows Media based system with
a TV tuner incorporated - possibly integrated with item 1.
5. Wireless networking - experiences on board?
6. Have any difficulties been found in fitting a UK sourced ICOM 802
SSB transceiver.
7. Has anyone any experience of fitting/using the Probe forward
scanning sonar depth sounder. At the last Southampton Boat Show they
said that they would be launching Furuno said that they would be
launching similar equipment in Dec 05. I briefly saw advertisments
for this but now cannot find any reference and have no idea as to
whether it is aimed at a superyacht/ commercial shippping market or
not.

Regards,
Martin


going to the rio dulce

usrey_chuck
 

We are in Trinidad and planning next seasons cruise. We plan on
visiting the western Caribbean and spending next hurricane season in
Guatemala up the Rio Dulce River. We have heard various opinions as
to whether or not we can make it across the sandbar. Has anyone
crossed over the sandbar and traveled up the Rio Dulce?

Chuck & Pam
S/V Helen Louise
ASM350


Water maker

mcymabm@voila.fr <mcymabm@...>
 

amelyachtowners@...


Hi Eric MEJEAN,

I just came across your diatribe.
Although you decided it should not be answered, I will do it.
I will do it because I really want to congratulate you for being a great physician who makes science progress.
It is indeed completely new that salted water, even more when hot and added with washing product containing soda, does not do any harm and corrosion to metals (including non stainless).
Up to now, it is not what we can notice on our boats where we have to chase corrosion everywhere. You really deserve a Nobel Prize for that.
Unfortunately, I am not sure your theory is based on experience you have made while performing a real test with your own boat’s washing machine.
So, things are two folds: either you have performed the test on your own machine, or,
otherwise, we are obliged to consider that you are merely a spokesman for Dessalator!! And as poor a scientist as Wagner, the liar and thief.

Please read the numerous messages on this forum saying the same thing
and stick to facts and figures, all the rest is fuss and useless!

Yves MARTIN d'AIGUEPERSE
“Blue Marine”
SM 311

P.S. I have got pictures of the damaged parts….and invoices.




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Water maker

mcymabm@voila.fr <mcymabm@...>
 

amelyachtowners@...


Dear Gary.

Sorry for being so late in answering your very interesting, professional and detailed reverse engineering on water maker.
I live on my boat, presently sailing in south Pacific Islands, often very far off an internet connecting point.
As I already said, mine is a Duo 60 which seems to be a lousy quality by-product very different of yours; amongst others: no BP primary feed pump, degraded HP pump (I opened it to confirm: 2 pistons removed out of the 3 installed by CAT and which are, they say, essential for the balance), no electrical protection….etc….

I looked again in the so called “control box” in the cockpit locker; NO CIRCUIT BREAKER at all (neither motor nor distribution curve); only relays to make clic clac after ~3 min. That confirms that there is no electric protection of the motor, against all safety standards. That is why I nearly got fire and I think I have no other choice than putting a slow blow fuse to protect the HP pump motor.

Incidentally, I know very well the CB’S you are talking of: I was with this company quite a lot of years, in charge of all types of CB (EHV to LV) all over the world.

Thank you again for your very factual and detailed approach of the problem which is of great help to all of us.

Kindest Regards

Yves MARTIN d'AIGUEPERSE
“BLUE MARINE”
S.M. N°311





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