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THROUGHT HULL FOR FISH FINDER

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

I am installing a fish finder for my nav net sytstem aboard Callisto
SM 2000 #369. I need to install an addtional through hull for the
sounder. Does anyone know the best location for the fish finder
sounder. thands Peter Pappas Ensenada Mexico


size of masthead sheaves and mainhalyard for SM 2000

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

I have to replace the mainhalyard on my sm#349. The prior owner had cut off the majority of the halyard and it is hooked to a slide on a t-track on the mast. The halyard is less than 7/16 inches?!. DOes anyone know the sheeve size for the main halyard and the proper diam. of the original or recommended halyard? Thanks, murray seidel "Sundance" sm 349


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering Super Maramu

Steve Leeds
 

Hi Thomas,
Check with Complete Yacht Service in Fort Lauderdale (954) 462-6977, the local Perkins dealer.

Steve Leeds
Sharki # 121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale
http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/

smneurolept <smneurolept@...> wrote:
Hello,
I have a 1992 Super Maramu in Ft. Lauderdale and need to replace
the manifold and oil cooler. It appears so far that the only source
of parts for the engine, Perkins Prima 80T, are from UK. The parts
are close to the price of a new engine. I was wondering if anyone has
repowered here in Ft. Lauderdale, what engine they used, and a
reputable yard to do the work. If anyone knows of a rebuilt or surplus
engine locally that would be even better. Thanks for any assistance.
Thomas






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Repowering

smneurolept <smneurolept@...>
 

John, thanks for the information.


THROUGH HULL FOR FISH FINDER

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

I am adding the fish finder to my nav net system and need to have and
additional through hull placed for the sounder does anyone have a
suggestion for the best placement of this through hull. Thank you for
your time. "Callisto" SM 2000 #369 Peter Pappas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] OIL LEAKING FROM JIB DRIVE

peter pappas <pjppappas@...>
 

thank you joel. that is as relief. did you get the photos for the bow anchor? tell vela hi for me. Peter

"Joel F. Potter" <jfpottercys@...> wrote: Hi Peter,

I can promise you, with 99% certainty, that your headsail
furler gearbox is not leaking. The seal is on the top of
the casting and seldom fail.

When a new AMEL is rigged for the first time, the
cylindrical roller furling extrusion that the sail is
hoisted in is packed with heavy grease on the inside. It is
very normal for this grease to drip out over time,
especially in hot weather. Just wipe it up. It does leave
a nasty mess.

When the boat is about ten years old, all the grease will be
gone (in semi tropical conditions) which is a clue to take
the entire rig down for service and an intense inspection.
I recommend taking the rig down at least once every ten
years but once every 5-6 is actually better and safer.

The previous owner of your boat was fastidious in his
maintenance so there was no evidence of this grease until
now.

I bet it's hot where you keep the boat.

My best advise to you about awnings is to look at EVERY set
of awnings you can. Ask questions about how easy they are
to set up and remove, how effective they are, and what winds
they can endure. When you are sure you have found an awning
set-up you can live with, go to that canvas shop.

I have found the best shops for this are in Antigua.

Gently, it is almost impossible to get a good set of awnings
from anyone on the first try. Better that yours are the
tenth or twentieth evolution.

Vela and I will be in Sheridan, Wyoming over the weekend for
a new AMEL 54 contract. We will wave as we fly over you!

All the best,
Joel Potter,
AMEL 54 # 14 "HOLLIS"











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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a Super Maramu 2000; available Spring 2007

Tom K <tantalus5@...>
 

Hello,

We would be interested in getting more information regarding your SM 2001.

Thanks,

Tom Keesling
Raleigh, NC
919-345-2758

On 7/24/06, svmalaika@... <svmalaika@...> wrote:

Rob,

We are original owners of a fully optioned and carefully maintained July
2001 Super Maramu 2000, our second AMEL. We owned a Maramu for 16 years
before
upgrading.

We have not put our boat on the market, but after 6 years living aboard in

the Med we are contemplating a change of lifestyle, probably sometime next

year. If you would like to discuss possibilities email me directly and
we'll
start a dialogue.

Best regards,

Charlie & Ruth
Soller, MALLORCA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering Super Maramu

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Thomas, Trans Atlantic Diesel in Virginia has a large selection of used and new parts for the Perkins. Give them a call at 804-6429296 John ' Moon dog'


From: "smneurolept" <smneurolept@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering Super Maramu
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 16:36:51 -0000

Hello,
I have a 1992 Super Maramu in Ft. Lauderdale and need to replace
the manifold and oil cooler. It appears so far that the only source
of parts for the engine, Perkins Prima 80T, are from UK. The parts
are close to the price of a new engine. I was wondering if anyone has
repowered here in Ft. Lauderdale, what engine they used, and a
reputable yard to do the work. If anyone knows of a rebuilt or surplus
engine locally that would be even better. Thanks for any assistance.
Thomas



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] OIL LEAKING FROM JIB DRIVE

amelforme
 

Hi Peter,

I can promise you, with 99% certainty, that your headsail
furler gearbox is not leaking. The seal is on the top of
the casting and seldom fail.

When a new AMEL is rigged for the first time, the
cylindrical roller furling extrusion that the sail is
hoisted in is packed with heavy grease on the inside. It is
very normal for this grease to drip out over time,
especially in hot weather. Just wipe it up. It does leave
a nasty mess.

When the boat is about ten years old, all the grease will be
gone (in semi tropical conditions) which is a clue to take
the entire rig down for service and an intense inspection.
I recommend taking the rig down at least once every ten
years but once every 5-6 is actually better and safer.

The previous owner of your boat was fastidious in his
maintenance so there was no evidence of this grease until
now.

I bet it's hot where you keep the boat.

My best advise to you about awnings is to look at EVERY set
of awnings you can. Ask questions about how easy they are
to set up and remove, how effective they are, and what winds
they can endure. When you are sure you have found an awning
set-up you can live with, go to that canvas shop.

I have found the best shops for this are in Antigua.

Gently, it is almost impossible to get a good set of awnings
from anyone on the first try. Better that yours are the
tenth or twentieth evolution.

Vela and I will be in Sheridan, Wyoming over the weekend for
a new AMEL 54 contract. We will wave as we fly over you!

All the best,
Joel Potter,
AMEL 54 # 14 "HOLLIS"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a Super Maramu 2000; available Spring 2007

jboucharla@...
 

Hello Charlie and Ruth,

So you are stepping ashore!
I have eventually sold my own SM last week and she is on her way to Sweden
where her new owner lives. The second hand market hasn't been too good over the
past two or three years but owning a "2000", as opposed to a regular SM,
should be of some help.
If you contemplate selling in Europe I would recommend that you contact
Michel Charpentier, whom you may already know. He has been specializing in Amels
for years and is both very competent and pleasant.

All the best

Jean


OIL LEAKING FROM JIB DRIVE

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

CALLISTO 2000sm #369 has developed an oil leak coming form the drive
of the jib. the oil is leaking right out the bottom around the shaft
that leads to the deck turn buckel. Is there a way to check the oil
level and to top it off. What weight oil would I use. What could be
the cause of this and what is the solution. Any help would be greatly
apprecieated. Thank You Peter Pappas


Looking for a Super Maramu 2000; available Spring 2007

amelfango
 

Hello,

I am looking for a SM2000 which will be available some time about Spring next year - 2007.

We have previously owned a Fango; No 24 and a Santorin Sloop; No 54. So next year we are
looking forward to some new adventures with another Amel. First of course we must find
one, so I hope someone can help.

I am happy to consider any location. I am based in Dublin and in the La Rochelle region.

Regards to all,

Rob

"Aimless while Amelless !!!!!!!"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a Super Maramu 2000; available Spring 2007

svmalaika@...
 

Rob,

We are original owners of a fully optioned and carefully maintained July
2001 Super Maramu 2000, our second AMEL. We owned a Maramu for 16 years before
upgrading.

We have not put our boat on the market, but after 6 years living aboard in
the Med we are contemplating a change of lifestyle, probably sometime next
year. If you would like to discuss possibilities email me directly and we'll
start a dialogue.

Best regards,

Charlie & Ruth
Soller, MALLORCA


Awnings and watercatchers

Anne and John Hollamby <hollamby@...>
 

As we are in the Med and it hardly ever rains we have made up sunscreens using cheap polythene garden netting as used in nurseries to keeep the sun off the plants. It is easily made up and rolls up to nearly nothing when compared with canvas.However when we sailed from the Med to Australia via Panama on our last boat Anne made a fairly long canvas awnig to cover thearea from the mast to the back of the midships cockpit. It was suspended on the centreline and the upper part sloped at about 30 degrees and the side parts at about 80 degrees. Anne then sewed a strip of cavas,doubled over and perhaps an inch and a half wide,
running from the highends of the side section to meet at the bottom in the area of the water tank filler. This acted as a gutter and at the bottom of it we inserted a plastic through hull fitting to take the hose to connect it to the tank filler.
It worked perfectly and met nearly all our needs for some ten years.Also we did not need a TDS meter....in fact we had never heard of them!! We did however have a 12 volt watermaker with an output of about 12 litres p.h.as a back-up. It was very expensive because the parts were very fiddly and was a nono.
Cater Marine in Whangerei in NZ sold a very simple and compact Japanese watermaker for a fraction of the cost of the expensive American one.It consisted of a GRP box containing a 12 or 24 volt motor belt driving a single cylinder HP pump and of course a membrane and pressure meter. My 12 volt one produced about 22/25 ltrs ph using about 20 amps (whilst the engine was running). It never gave any trouble which is just as well as Caters were the only known source for spares.

Best wishes, Anne and John, SM 319


Heads,sheets and gangplank suspenders

Anne and John Hollamby <hollamby@...>
 

The build up in the plumbing is common in urinals and in the Uk plumbers use hydrochloric acid which is known as muriatic acid in the US, to disolve it Poisionous fumes are released and can damage lungs! I was aware of the problem because a friend worked on an old Swan charter boat where the pipes were so blocked that toilet paper could not be flushed through. So on my last boat I fitted one of those pneumatic push switches which are used on staircases lighting in converted houses and set it for 10 seconds in the guest head as guests could not understand the need to make sure that everything is flushed out of the system. I have checked and the holding tank on my boat takes 24 10 second flushes to start overflowing.
The genoa and main sheets are, in my opinion, oversized, and also do not fit easily into the self-tailing devices.I checked the recommendations of Marlow Ropes UK. The Super Maramu genny is 65 sq mtrs and the main 35 sq mtrs. Marlows recommend 14 mm for a and genoa up to 50 sq mtrs and 12 mm for a main up to 32 sq mtrs or 14 mm for up to 50 sq mtrs. based on thir 16 plait matt and double braid. We have been using 12 mm line for the main sheet for a couple of years and have just changed to 14 mm double braid for the genoa sheets. Both are much easier to handle and jam easily into the self tailers.
Puzzled by the words Dyneema and Spectra I am told by Marlow that Dyneema is a Dutch product and so far as I can make out Spectra is the same thing, preumably made somewhere else.Dyneema comes in two qualities the stronger one being called D2 or Dyneema SK75 by Marlow and improved Dyneema by the big European mail order house Compass. I suspect that my new mainsheet is dyneema but it is nearly impossible to find out in a Greek chandlery.These lines are all colour coded in some way but the code is seemingly secret.
My new mainsheet, Liros, 16 braid, made and bought in Greece, was to be 2x19 metres long plus 4 mtrs so that it would be longer when using the poles. The chandlery in Crete sells rope by the kilo and they roughly measured 42mtrs which weighed nearly 5 kilos and cost 44 euros or about £30. When measured on board it was 43.5mtrs and the equivalent cost of the same rope from Compass would be about £112 or if Marlow rope was bought in Malta about £300!
We have altered our passurelle by fixing a piece of teak about 5cms x 2 cms x450cms underneath the end secured with saddle clips on tape insulation and with a U bolt at each end. There is a caster wheel at each end which have to be replaced eery couple of years. We have a double line with a wooden spacer about 70 cms long which we hook up to the halyard on the mizzen spreader to suspend the end of the passurelle. We saw a big super expensive yacht last year with a passurelle which was suspended on a halyard from the top of the mast and which did not sag or spring back up when used by the burly crew so we have changed the halyard to 8mm and the trapeze with 6mm dyneema and nearly completely eliminated bounce. I assume that the super yacht must have been using an even more exotic line such as Nomex or Aramid.

Greetings from Southern Crete, Anne and John, SM 319

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Maramu to lend

cptcc2001 <cptcc2001@...>
 

Hello

I am the owner of a 1983 Maramu. I am looking for someone to sail my
boat from Turkey to Thailand. Anyone interested?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering Super Maramu

Udo J. Reich <udo@...>
 

Hi Thomas,

We just took out our Perkins Prima T80 engine and re-powered our Super
Maramu to the 100 HP Yanmar.

If you are interested I have the old engine and all kinds of other parts for
that. I was planning to advertise that for sale anyway.

We are in Seattle WA. Let me know if you are interested.



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Direct 206. 388 1025

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From: smneurolept [mailto:smneurolept@...]
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2006 9:37 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering Super Maramu



Hello,
I have a 1992 Super Maramu in Ft. Lauderdale and need to replace
the manifold and oil cooler. It appears so far that the only source
of parts for the engine, Perkins Prima 80T, are from UK. The parts
are close to the price of a new engine. I was wondering if anyone has
repowered here in Ft. Lauderdale, what engine they used, and a
reputable yard to do the work. If anyone knows of a rebuilt or surplus
engine locally that would be even better. Thanks for any assistance.
Thomas


FRUNO NAVNET DATA TRANSFER

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

My 2002 SM 2000 #369 "CALLISTO" has enstalled the Furuno/Navionics
Navnet chart plotter / radar. I am trying to transfere waypoints and
routes form the host plotter that sits at the nav station to the slave
unit that is mounted at the helm. Following the manual's instructions
I recieve the message "failed to recieve data". One of the first steps
in this process is to select the host name. The slave plotter defaults
to "plot" as the host name. I am wondering if this name needs to be
changed and if so how do I determine the host name. Any help would be
greatly apprecieated as I do not wish to enter waypoints and routes
twice. As an alternative should I save the waypoints and route
information to a memory disk and then down load from the memory disk
to the slave unit. I am in Ensenada Mexico and there is no local
support or I would seek the adviced of an expert. Thank you Peter
Pappas


Repowering Super Maramu

smneurolept <smneurolept@...>
 

Hello,
I have a 1992 Super Maramu in Ft. Lauderdale and need to replace
the manifold and oil cooler. It appears so far that the only source
of parts for the engine, Perkins Prima 80T, are from UK. The parts
are close to the price of a new engine. I was wondering if anyone has
repowered here in Ft. Lauderdale, what engine they used, and a
reputable yard to do the work. If anyone knows of a rebuilt or surplus
engine locally that would be even better. Thanks for any assistance.
Thomas