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Electric motor mailsail boom

ivarmylde <mylde@...>
 

HI,
Two times I had problems with electric furling on the mainsail. The
electric motor on the boom did not move when I should furl in the
sail. After I used a hammer with light taps on the motor house it
worked OK.
When the motor fail like this - does it hve to be serviced or have
anybody a good solution to the problem.
My SM # 53 is now on land in North Italy. Do anybody hve a good
suggestion for winter in the sea in Southern Italy, Sicilia or Tunis.
Hve heared marinas in Tunis pretty fully booked.

Brgds Ivar Mylde
" Silfrania "


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] MARAMU 1988

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

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Date : Thu, 14 Jul 2005 14:13:25 -0000
Subject : [Amel Yacht Owners] MARAMU 1988

Antoine

I haven t this Polar curve for the Maramu.
I use to be the owner of a maramu of 1978 Old mast , Hydranet sails , furling genova etc... experience which will not help you anyway.

Best regards

jacques


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MARAMU 1988

maramuatami <maramuatami@...>
 

I am looking for a polar speed of the maramu.
If you know that....... Thanks
antoine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 1985 Sharki electric roller furler

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

I use a smaller diameter line to fit into the grove of the drum. it's about100 ft. long,and I mark the middle of it. I place the line on the drum, crisscross the lines behind the drum and go through the forward pole blocks and back to the cockpit. If you keep tension on the loose end,you can use the winch to reef the sail or roll it up. It works the same as a continous line reefer system. John Moondog SM 248 PS as Steve says, don't forget to release the motor pin.

From: Steve Leeds <yachtmaccabee@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 1985 Sharki electric roller furler
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 23:30:09 -0700 (PDT)

Use a spare sheet -- run it from the line drum on the anchor windlass to the pulley at the bottom of the Genoa foil. Release the foil from the motor drive by moving the little lever on the port side of the furler gearbox to a horizontal or lower position (if there is strain on the furler it will be very hard to move). Keep your body parts away from the furler when you release the lever. Ease the strain on the Genoa by heading into the wind or (better) falling off and blanketing the Genoa with the mainsail. Furl the Genoa using the anchor windlass.

I understand you can use the Genoa winches in the cockpit to furl the sail, guiding the line using the balooner pole blocks on the toerail, but I have never tried that procedure.

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

"Roy A. Duddy, Esq." <rduddy.duddylawoffices@...> wrote:
Can anyone tell me the procedure to follow in order to use the roller furler
MANUALLY if power to the unit is ever lost? Thanks,

Roy
Sharki #123, Unwineding



175 Route 101
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-8500
603-472-7333 Fax
rduddy.duddylawoffices@...








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Sharki rigging diagram

Roy A. Duddy, Esq. <rduddy.duddylawoffices@...>
 

Does anyone have a running rigging diagram for a Sharki that they would be
willing to send me? Thanks.

Roy
Unwineding #123



175 Route 101
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-8500
603-472-7333 Fax
rduddy.duddylawoffices@...


Registering a Mango in Guernsey

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

Hi, Has anyone registered their Mango in Guernsey? Under the Oslo
Convention, which for some reason only Guernsey in that locality
adopts, the tonnage survey is complex. The Amel plans I received on
buying the boat don't give enough measurements. I've been asked by the
surveyor for a Design lines and sections plan, and the structural
sections and structural profiles. Otherwise it will cost another £1000
to have a surveyor measure them physically. Has anyone been here
before?

Regards, Roger, Zorba, Mango 28


bowthruster

bobparry1947 <bob@...>
 

Last November, we left the bowthruster UP with the pin in place but,
being new to the setup, we did not relieve the mechanism. This year,
we let the motor down but cannot electrically raise it again. When
the thruster went down, the light and buzzer that indicates this did
not come on. When we try to raise the thruster, the light and buzzer
indicate that it is up, although this is not the case. Also, there
is no latteral movement. It is as though the thruster has decided it
is up and that is that. We have manually raised it and pinned it in
the up position.Last November, we left the bowthruster UP with the
pin in place but, being new to the setup, we did not relieve the
mechanism. This year, we let the motor down but cannot electrically
raise it again. When the thruster went down, the light and buzzer
that indicates this did not come on. When we try to raise the
thruster, the light and buzzer indicate that it is up, although this
is not the case. Also, there is no latteral movement. It is as
though the thruster has decided it is up and that is that.

We are in Tunisia so local help is limited. The thruster is a 1990
model.

Has anybody had a similar problem or knows how to resolve it?

Bob Parry
Nowornot
Supermaramu #33

We are in Tunisia so local help is limited. The thruster is a 1990
model.

Has anybody had a similar problem or knows how to resolve it?

Bob Parry
Nowornot
Supermaramu #33


Sharki electric roller furler motor for sale

Zanareva
 

I have a working Sharki electric roller furler motor (in housing) for
sale for $250 plus shipping. It is not the original (Sharki was 1985
model) but a unit bought in the early 90s. I have a spare (never used)
fiberglass motor furler housing that I'll include.
Richard Tate
SM #5 "Spice"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 1985 Sharki electric roller furler

Steve Leeds
 

Use a spare sheet -- run it from the line drum on the anchor windlass to the pulley at the bottom of the Genoa foil. Release the foil from the motor drive by moving the little lever on the port side of the furler gearbox to a horizontal or lower position (if there is strain on the furler it will be very hard to move). Keep your body parts away from the furler when you release the lever. Ease the strain on the Genoa by heading into the wind or (better) falling off and blanketing the Genoa with the mainsail. Furl the Genoa using the anchor windlass.

I understand you can use the Genoa winches in the cockpit to furl the sail, guiding the line using the balooner pole blocks on the toerail, but I have never tried that procedure.

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

"Roy A. Duddy, Esq." <rduddy.duddylawoffices@...> wrote:
Can anyone tell me the procedure to follow in order to use the roller furler
MANUALLY if power to the unit is ever lost? Thanks,

Roy
Sharki #123, Unwineding



175 Route 101
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-8500
603-472-7333 Fax
rduddy.duddylawoffices@...








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Louvered Vents

David Wallace
 

Alex,

The Nicoll 100 vents may also be purchased directly from the manufacturer.

They can be contacted at:
www.nicoll.fr
info@...

The particular model number for the vents on our Maramu is FB111, which has a screen on it and closable louvers. I bought five vents in 2001 which cost 346 francs including delivery to California. I ordered the vents via email and paid via credit card.

Dave Wallace
s/v Air Ops
Amel Maramu #104

From: "Alejandro Paquin" <alex.paquin@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Louvered Vents
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 11:22:07 -0000

--- In amelyachtowners@..., silkair@a... wrote:
Iam trying to replace the vent on the port side just outside the
cockpit. I
am having difficulties finding a replacement which will fit. Anyone
have an
idea?
Mike Mango#15 Eshamy


Five years ago Amel supplied me with the spare parts (Nicole 100) to
replace this item. I purchased about six of these. I don't know if
your model is the same but I suggest contacting Amel on this issue.

Alex Paquin
s/v Simpatico
Maramu #94


1985 Sharki electric roller furler

Roy A. Duddy, Esq. <rduddy.duddylawoffices@...>
 

Can anyone tell me the procedure to follow in order to use the roller furler
MANUALLY if power to the unit is ever lost? Thanks,

Roy
Sharki #123, Unwineding



175 Route 101
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-8500
603-472-7333 Fax
rduddy.duddylawoffices@...


Re: Help please !!! Painting Deck ??

Szabó Géza
 

Dear Jochen,

I just rejoined the group so I missed the posts made before. I hade
the same problems on the non-skid of my amel euros. I decided to
remove the old nonskid, then painted the deck and then used TBS non-
skid material.
It was 3 years ago, so far no problems and satisfied.
You can see some pics at

http://www.rotorman.hu/index.php?page_name=rotor_fotoalbum

(note: some pics made before painting).

If you need more info about the process let me know.

Cheers

Geza Szabo
HA5RTR
SY Rotor
www.rotorman.hu
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Jochen Hofmann"
<jochen@j...> wrote:
Hello fellow Amel owners.

Our Maramu #143 launched in 1984 has a very "tired" Gelcoat by now -
especially in the white antislip areas. She has recently received a
full Awlgrip painting for the hull and superstructures, and she
looks
almost like new now if it was not for the deck. The white antislip
deck starts to develop very small black holes by now and I am sure I
have to do something about that (the "false teak" areas are still in
reasonably goot shape so I follow Amel's suggestion there and will
not
paint). However I have seen lots of bad to very bad solutions for
this
problem on other boats (including some Maramus and Sharkys). Does
anyone have a GOOD solution to this ?

Since I am even starting to have arguments with my wife (and perfect
mate) over the issue I would really appreciate your opinions.

PS the boat is in southern Turkey so lots of heat and UV.

Thanks and fair winds,

Jochen Hofmann, SY Blue Song


Re: Louvered Vents

Alejandro Paquin
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., silkair@a... wrote:
Iam trying to replace the vent on the port side just outside the
cockpit. I
am having difficulties finding a replacement which will fit. Anyone
have an
idea?
Mike Mango#15 Eshamy


Five years ago Amel supplied me with the spare parts (Nicole 100) to
replace this item. I purchased about six of these. I don't know if
your model is the same but I suggest contacting Amel on this issue.

Alex Paquin
s/v Simpatico
Maramu #94


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Euros autopilot

Szabó Géza
 

Dear Eduardo,

how are you? Could you install the authelm? I would really to know
the technical details.

Geza

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Eduardo Conde
<corposervices@y...> wrote:
Dear friend:
I am in the same situation and at this time I am installing an
autohelm st 5000 auto pilotwith with linear drive connected directly
to the cane of the helm, from the floor of the stern cabin, if you
want it I can send you the next week the pictures of the
installation.

Cordial greetings
Eduardo Conde
Samadhi Caracas Venezuela

Rotorman <rotorman@r...> wrote:
Dear Euros owners,

I'm looking for an autopilot solution for my Euros. External units
are not
my opinion. Any solutions, you could make? Or any replacement unit
for the
original (under kitchen cover) autopilot?

Thanks

Geza Szabo
http://rotorman.hu


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Louvered Vents

silkair@...
 

Iam trying to replace the vent on the port side just outside the cockpit. I
am having difficulties finding a replacement which will fit. Anyone have an
idea?
Mike Mango#15 Eshamy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] pressure water system pump

sailmc@...
 

If it is a Shurflo pump, they sometimes have an internal check valve that
can become plugged with the results that you describe. They can be disassembled
and cleaned.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] pressure water system pump

svmalaika@...
 

First thing to check is the "polarity" of your electrical connection. The
pump may be running backwards! The way the internal wires in the pressure switch
box are connected can vary between pumps, so the external connection from the
old pump is not a reliable guide. Happened to me!

Regarding the old pump, you should try lubricating and moving the pressure
sensing arms and springs. Also, you can adjust the start and stop pressures to
get the range you want by loosening or tightening the adjustment nuts. Takes a
bit of time, but is not difficult.

Charlie
MALAIKA II, SM 336


pressure water system pump

Randy Kilmon <drifter01us@...>
 

Any helpful suggestions on this problem would be
greatly appreciated:

When commissioning my boat this spring, I could not
get the pressure water pump to turn off once it
reached the proper pressure.
As this was the original pump assembly, and as I had a
complete spare assembly, I decided to simply swap out
the old one and replace it (although I was pretty sure
the problem was with the pressure switch).
On the new installation, the motor runs fine, the
impeller is spinning, but the system will not develop
pressure.
As the instructions say, I filled the pump with water
before activating. However, I can take the outlet hose
off the assembly when the pump is running, and there
is no pressure. I can see the water down in the pump
but it is not moving (even though the impeller is
spinning)
Very strange!!
Any help greatly appreciated.
Randy Kilmon
SM 240 "Drifter"



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Painting Decks

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

I just re-read Jochen's posting about renewing the "white non-skid deck
areas" and understand that he meant the cabin top, not the stripes on
the deck. So sorry about the previous posting.
I had a 1983 Maramu, and to reduce the heat in the back cabin, I had
the deck surface over the back cabin painted. It was originally the
same color as the decks (teak with dark brown stripes), and I had
Awlgrip paint applied, the same color as the cabin sides (ivory). The
key was to apply several VERY THIN coats of paint, in order to preserve
the non-skid properties of the deck surface. We were very pleased with
the results. The boat was sold a couple of years later (in 1996), and
is now called RESOLUTE. The current owners read this forum, so you may
ask them how well it's holding up after 9 years.
Please e-mail me if you have any questions about what we did. I
also have pictures (non-digital) that I could scan in or mail to you.

Regards, Roy


Re: Painting Deck

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Jochen Hofmann"
<jochen@j...> wrote:
Hi fellow Amel sailors.
Is there really no one among us all who has a suggestion how to
solve
my problem (posted a question re subject about a week ago) ?

Fair winds,

Jochen
Hi Jochen,

There have been a couple of postings in the past on re-painting
the brown stripes on Amel decks. The process would also apply to the
white stripes that were used on a few boats in the '80s. Look up a
posting by Harmonie, they did a beautiful job. I'm going to try that
approach next fall. I have the "Striper" tool and the paint, all I
need is time (about 9 - 10 days, 4 hours a day, I'm told), in a nice
quiet anchorage or cheap marina.
Hope you find the posting (I remember it was about 2 years ago...)
Regards, Roy