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Replacement for KIRK Navigation Lights

RFC000 <rfc000@...>
 

I have to replace the navigation lights (the external part with the green glass and the transparent glass for the rear one) and I would very much like to find replacement identical to the original parts which I have been using so far.

I asked the chantier but didn't get any answer.

Does anybody in the club know where I can find these parts or have any useful suggestion?

Thank you so much.

Rosario F. Cimmino
Kirk "Melinou"


Chain Counter

mcymabm <mcymabm@...>
 

Hi Alain,...who answered me a long time ago, while I was at sea

Thank you for your advice. I actually have done that…..not quite
match with an AMEL boat!!
But I find much more convenient and secure to be able to manoeuvre
the windlass from the cockpit because I can help with the engine in
order not to pull too much on it. Since, I persevere in my search of
a solution. It happens that the first Super Maramu which turned on in
Panama after me also had a problem with its chain counter( quality
confirmed) and nevertheless the AMEL refusal to help, we managed with
a professional electronician to make one with two …or nearly. On
getting the anchor back on board, the counting of the "ten" figure
works well but the unit figure goes wrong ; e.g. 40,41…49,30,31,
….39,20 and so on.

Does anybody know the solution to that?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 22 mm bayonet double contact bulbs

Steve Leeds
 

Bill,
West Marine carries both 25 and 10 watt navigation bulbs. 25 watt = 4810834; 10 watt = 4810826.

They have toll free phone numbers for many countries but I don't know where you are. Their international number is: (+1) 831 761-4800 and fax is:(+1) 831 761-4020.

Good luck,

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki 121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

billklein48 <sidecar1@...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@..., Steve Leeds
<yachtmaccabee@y...> wrote:
The bulbs used in the nav lights are the same as AQUASIGNAL bulbs
and can be found at most chandlers, 25 watt for port,starboard and
trilight and 10 watt for stern and anchor light. The big cabin lamp
bulb is different and I have not had much luck in finding one.

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki 121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

billklein48 <sidecar1@v...> wrote:
Does anyone know a source of 22mm bayonet base double contact 12
volt/25 watt bubs as used in the nav lights and cabin lamp on my
Maramu?? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"

Thanx for the info, but I still cant find a listing for this bulb
ANYWHERE. My local chandlery cannot find a listing. Do you know a
specific vender? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"




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Re: Stern Anchor set up

Alain dHYLAS
 

[Has anyone discovered a clever way to set up and store a stern
anchor? ]


Please have a look at:

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a5/POIRAUD/sternanchor.jpg

Extract from "lessons from a liveaboard" Practical Boat Owner - n°
441
September 2003 - page 105


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 22 mm bayonet double contact bulbs

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Steve Leeds
<yachtmaccabee@y...> wrote:
The bulbs used in the nav lights are the same as AQUASIGNAL bulbs
and can be found at most chandlers, 25 watt for port,starboard and
trilight and 10 watt for stern and anchor light. The big cabin lamp
bulb is different and I have not had much luck in finding one.

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki 121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

billklein48 <sidecar1@v...> wrote:
Does anyone know a source of 22mm bayonet base double contact 12
volt/25 watt bubs as used in the nav lights and cabin lamp on my
Maramu?? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"

Thanx for the info, but I still cant find a listing for this bulb
ANYWHERE. My local chandlery cannot find a listing. Do you know a
specific vender? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 22 mm bayonet double contact bulbs

Steve Leeds
 

The bulbs used in the nav lights are the same as AQUASIGNAL bulbs and can be found at most chandlers, 25 watt for port,starboard and trilight and 10 watt for stern and anchor light. The big cabin lamp bulb is different and I have not had much luck in finding one.

Steve Leeds
Yacht MACCABEE
Sharki 121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

billklein48 <sidecar1@...> wrote:
Does anyone know a source of 22mm bayonet base double contact 12
volt/25 watt bubs as used in the nav lights and cabin lamp on my
Maramu?? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"




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22 mm bayonet double contact bulbs

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

Does anyone know a source of 22mm bayonet base double contact 12
volt/25 watt bubs as used in the nav lights and cabin lamp on my
Maramu?? Bill Klein, SV "Popeye"


New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

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Stern Anchor set up

lbflyingfree <no_reply@...>
 

Has anyone discovered a clever way to set up and store a stern anchor?
Anyone install a hawse pipe into the aft lazarette?

Thanks


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] choice Maramu vs Santorin

"famille-pannethier@tiscali.fr <famille-pannethier@...>
 

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Date : Fri, 29 Jul 2005 11:03:40 -0000
Subject : [Amel Yacht Owners] choice Maramu vs Santorin

I was the owner of a Maramu 1978 for 4 years and was sailing before with a santorin sloop version. I have decided to change my Maramu but having taken into consideration, Inner space, lockers, rear aft drawing, cokpit... I would definitively stick on a Maramu which at least would be anyway less expensive in a ketch version.
Regarding the performances I Would say that they are equivalent and definitively prefer a Ketch version.

Finally I went for a SM ( Amel Recommandation) Which offers (if you compare with a well equiped Santorin Ketch) Much more for a " slight increase in price"

Best regards
Jacques
SM #109# SAKA

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Amel 54

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Just test sailed the 54. Superb. About 2 more feet on deck and 5 ft on the waterline. Swept back spreaders allow a tighter sheeting angle for the genoa and the optional staysail.All deck lockers now flush and the new teak look is slightly lighter and extremely attractive. Dodger completely redesigned with improved headroom and visibility.Much more bouyant aft means a larger aft cabin with a separate double bed, 160 cm wide. Twin armchairs to starboard in the saloon. New wooden effect floor throughout the interior. Forward facing chart table. Second heads is now in the bow with separate washing machine and dryer. Twin cabin forward which opens into a single large cabin.Volvo 110 hp with 900 litres of fuel. Lots of other minor but really sensible changes . This all results in a worthy successor to the SM and, amazingly, 40 have already been sold despite the fact that it has yet to be officially launched!This boat is a real winner.We just need to find a winning lottery ticket ! Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen, SM 302


Re: Amel 54

rjct2002
 

From the (small) pics and cutaways that I have seen so far in the
French press, it seems very similar layout to the SM. Principal
difference appears to be that the front cabin is now divided into
three parts - a double cabin to port, a bunk to starboard, and a
laundry area with washing machine forward.

The stern is now much broader, and has a decent bathing platform.
There is still no rear gantry (controversial I know!)

There are more hatches and portholes (including two in each side of
the hull) so I imagine the interior is a lot less submarine-like.

I could not work out from pics the orientation and layout of the
navigation area. I hope they have abandoned sidewards facing table,
whereby whoever is working in the "office" always has their back to
whoever is working in the galley. It is much more congenial if the
nav area faces forward as (on my boat at least) the nav table has the
computer and so is used for far more than just navigation...

I will be interested to see if they will offer a choice of
instrumentation as I would like a networked Raymarine set up in my
next boat.

The overall effect is that the boat is not quite so pretty as the SM,
though I will reserve final judgement until I see it in the flesh...


Volvo TMD22A/B

hns154es <hns154es@...>
 

We have uploaded following manuals - English and German - for the
Volvo TMD22A/B

Parts Manual Volvo Penta Series 22 A -->
http://savefile.com/files/5500241
Parts Manual Vovlo Penta Series 22 P -->
http://savefile.com/files/7568702

Workshop Manual series 22 engine repair -->
http://savefile.com/files/9125865
Workshop Manual series 22 technical data -->
http://savefile.com/files/5642901
Workshop Manual series 22 wiring diagram -->
http://savefile.com/files/9014980

Werkstatthandbuch 22 Motorreparatur -->
http://savefile.com/files/3824707
Werkstatthandbuch 22 Schaltplan --> http://savefile.com/files/3030327
Werkstatthandbuch 22 Technische Daten -->
http://savefile.com/files/4288529

You can download the manuals by clicking on the links.

best regards

Hanspeter & Nathalie
SM #158, http://nathape.sailingsite.org


First of many enquiries!

Rob Brennan <brennan@...>
 

Hello,

Serena Azul SM #251 left Seattle on 20 May and arrived Sydney Australia after 59 days. She is reverting to her maiden name of Nebo and taking up Oz citizenship this week. She has ruptured her front fuler flange and as a new owner I would love some advice please about the best way of exposing the furler drive plate so that I can reattach the aluminium flange. Should I remove rivets and the furler upwards, or lower the motor. Your advice gratefully received.

Rob Brennan NEBO


Re: MANGO wiring diagram

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

Hi Bernd

Thanks for getting in touch again. My address is correct as shown
below, however, I have now located a wiring diagram in French, which I
don't understand 100% but can see that the diagram does not answer my
problem, unfortunately. All the diagram shows for the motor, a Perkins
4.236, is a tiny representation of the engine block, but with no engine
specific wiring. In other words, the wiring diagram shows everything
which relates to the boat but no detail for the Perkins electrics.

I've now spent at least four long days of valuable visits to my Mango
in Queensland (1,000 kilometres away from home) exploring the wiring,
including peeling off all of the coverings of the wiring loom and
tracking every cable separately. It's been interesting to say the
least. Right now, I'm armed with a handful of replacement relays and a
new regulator and am itching to get back there to see if I've resolved
the complex problem. If so, I'll make a post to the user group,
including to yourself of course.

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


Amel 54

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

We have just received a letter from Amel advising us that the new boat
will be launched at the Grand Pavois Boat Show in La Rochelle 7-12
September and then in Cannes,Southampton, Genoa, Barcelona, Paris in
December, Dusseldorf in January and Miami in February.
It is a brand new hull design as well as new deck and inside layouts.
It is said to be bigger, faster, and offers more space in her three
cabins. It can be seen at La Rochelle and Hyeres. The new brochure
will be available shortly according to Jean-Jacques Lemonnier.

Great news, let us hope that it will be a great success.

Regards to all, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM 319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Marinas in Portugal/Morocco

eric freedman
 

Graham,



LISBON

* Alcantarta marina Lisbon 38-42-079 north 09-10-258 west

* This is where the Amel rep can be found we stayed there. Walking
distance to the market and many restaurants

* You can clear in and out in this marina

* He is the Amel factory rep in Lisbon Elsa Curado and Mario
Sereijo his cell 00351-91-941-1738

* His Other cell phones 91-705-7138

* His Office 351-21-474-5035

* Taxi Lisbon 21-811-1100

* Carlo is very helpful and a sailor . he will pick up at the
airport, get you propane, sail repair ,gas, shopping, provide taxi service
and is very helpful he speaks good English 00-351-91-986-8807

AKI hardware store great hardware store

PORCAO Brazilian charsaraia fun restaurant Sylvie head waiter
21-393-2099, 2090

Fair winds

Eric

Kimberlite Super Maramu 376





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2005 5:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Marinas in Portugal/Morocco



I am hoping to take my sm from Scotland to Portugal next summer. Has
anyone got any recommendations concerning a good marina in which to
leave the boat for the winter but will also be attractive to visit at
that time of year? Anyone any experience of Moroccan marinas?

Graham Boyd
SM 140 Sula






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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bent Anchor

G D <maramu@...>
 

Forget about straightening the Wasi as the metal will loose its specs which will make the anchor very unreliable.Stainless still can break if its molecular structure is changed. Straightening your anchor bac kmay have such an effect I'm using a Spade 34 kg stainless steel which is doing reasonably well and it can be trusted. However depending on the holding ground it may give you some surprise like any other anchor. I almost lost my boat with 90 meters of chain and the Spade at the end. It gave way three times in a night. Of course the conditions were a bit outstanding guts 45 to 50 kts depth of 8 meters and obviously a very poor holing ground.
My conclusion is that regardless of how much you trust your anchor as soon as the wind blows seriously keep an eye out. This is the best way to prevent some unfortunate event to spoil your cruise.

Erick MEJEAN
RIGEL II
SM 150

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Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bent Anchor
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 21:43:29 -0000

We will be purchasing a 2002 SM2 early next year. We recently spent 10
days on this boat getting to know her. While anchored in the BVI one
day, the shank of the anchor bent very noticeably. This was not a
windy day but the water was fairly rough in Road Town harbor; nothing
extraordinary. The holding ground was very sticky mud. We understand
that this is the normal WASI stainless steel anchor that Amel provides
with this model boat.

We are considering having the shank straightened and then adding two
bars of stainless to reinforce the shank.

Has anyone experienced this problem? If so, what was your solution?

Thanks in advance.

Judy Rouse


Bent Anchor

Judy Rouse <judyrouse@...>
 

Ian & Judy Jenkins wrote: "Sorry to read about the Wasi. If you have doubts
about it , try a Spade. We
have never used a Wasi but fitted a stainless Spade from new."

Thanks for that tip. The boat already has another 2 Spade anchors which
have never even been in the water, but think those are alloy instead of
stainless. Just hate to trash the Wasi because previous owner absolutely
loved it. Hoped to find a way to salvage it. Will keep your suggestion of
stainless Spade in mind if it comes to a replacement.

Judy Rouse


Re: Bent Anchor

Alain dHYLAS
 

Every anchors are conceived to be pulled straight "on line".. if,
for some reasons, they are pulled sideway, they usually realign
themselves with the new direction of pull..

With the "old technology anchors" the question was simple, they did
break out.. and they will not bend..

The "new technology" anchors behave differently. As they have a
better holding, they will not break out, but, if by accident, they
are wedged into something "solid" on the sea bottom (for example,
two rocks) they will bend..

It is quite easy to avoid this problem.. and they are several
solutions:
1°) the first one is to use a stronger steel alloy, this is the
solution used by Danforth, Delta.. and Spade!
- For aluminium alloy, it is a different question as it is not
possible to use all available types of aluminium, as some are not
weldable..

2°) the second possibility is to make the shank equally strong in
all directions.. which means a "square" shank. But then, if the
shank will be more solid, and could be pulled in all directions, it
will be by far too heavy and the anchor will not work any longer..
(with the Spade, we already enlarge the shank, this is why the shank
as a trapezoidal cross section – to be compared with other anchor
brands)

I've seen nearly all brand of anchors bent.. but, up to now, I
didn't find the perfectly right solution to this problem..

At least, the possibility to exchange the shank of the Spade is one
advantage.. with other anchors with a fixed shank, if you bend it..
you only have to discard the whole anchor.. With the Spade you only
have to change the shank..

[ We are considering having the shank straightened and then adding
two bars of stainless to reinforce the shank.]

I will not suggest you to do that, a bent (and re- straightened)
metal will always be weaker.. If you don't want to discard the whole
anchor, I will then suggest to find a metal shop specialised in
stainless steel. The will cut a new shank and weld it in place of
the bent one..

I will not either suggest to reinforce the shank.. Yes, the shank
will be stronger.. but the Bügel is already an unbalanced anchor and
doesn't have enough weight on the tip (only 16% of the total anchor
weight, and this is why they need a "roll bar" at the back part of
the blade) If you reinforce the shank, you will also ad some more
weight on the shank and thus decrease further more the weight
repartition on the anchor tip and decrease the setting ability..