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Re: [Amel] Re: Floor locker latches

Howard Berger
 

I have to say I agree with Ocean Pearl. We cruised for two years, including two trans-Atlantic crossings without incident on our previous boat, but STUFF can and will happen, especially when you don't expect it. I remember Alvah Simon, who has voyaged to the most inhospitable places, saying, "Take a picture of the inside of your boat. Now turn it upside down."



We're in the final stages of a complete refit of Maramu 144, prior to heading out again and we're certainly going to lock down the floor boards in the saloon and v-berth. Better safe than sorry.



Regards,

Howard Berger

Maramu 144 s/v Jazz



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: simms@xtra.co.nz
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 18:59:54 -0700
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Floor locker latches





Hi all, just a comment about floor latches. I have also been in big seas and big winds with no roll overs or knock downs. While I acknowledge the vast experience of many of you compared to me we sail in big big oceans where bad stuff happens and many people have attested to rogue waves that climb on top of each other and overwhelm the best of vessels. I am not referring to "normal" storm conditions. Knock downs, pitch poles and roll overs happen to the best of boats. I have read of numerous situations that have become serious after unsecured heavy items have flown across the cabin and either hit and injured (and even killed)crew or smashed windows.What was a controlable situation suddenly is no longer so when a key crew member is taken out or the integrity of the cabin is breached.
It happens that a boat may weather a serious storm and then from nowhere, just as it seems the worst is past, a wave of monumental proportions can roll it.
For me, the trouble taken to secure things is slight compared to the risk.
Cheers to you all
Danny SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On Fri, 30/10/09, Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Floor locker latches
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Friday, 30 October, 2009, 2:34 AM



Kent, we have done a lot of ocean work with our SM 209 (32000 miles) we have NEVER had an issue with floor boards. Pardon me but those guys doing the safety checks for the 1500 are as much interested in safety as they are in how much you spend to follow their advice. We have been in 35 foot waves and 60+ kts without an issue with the floor boards. Kent when the wind is up the first sail that comes down/rolls up is the main. Don't try to run in a big beam sea way bear off or run or for that matter just heave to and wait it out...
Take to time to stop at St Georges in Berumda. Relax for a day or two fuel up water up. Go in during day light call Bermuda radio when you are 15 miles out they are a big help.. Call Southbound 2 on the SSB check in time is 1930 utc. Tell him you boat name and destination the first time you call (call several times between 1930 adn 1950 listen for him to call your boat name if he doesn't call again on q. then check in every day without fail..

You'll be fine... oh, when you leave Bermuda say well east of the line south to the Bahamas or Caribb. the winds and current will push you west just fine...
Richard and Joan on Challenge.

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From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Wed, October 28, 2009 11:06:18 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Floor locker latches

You guys are soooooo good! Thanks,
Kent
SM243 "Kristy"

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David

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Re: Solar Panels

Paul <aebersoldp@...>
 

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

We are in the process of investigating and installing solar panels on our 1998 SM #207. Is there any of you that have installed solar panels and how have they performed. We want to install them on our rails and hope to get 100 amps from them. If any of you have advise for us please email me at ldelsavo@... Thanks Jim DeSalvo
I had installed 2 solar panels on our 1998 SM#227. The inox construction for the panels were built in a way to carry the dinghy for short distances. We were happy with this solution. Nevertheless, at good sunny days the 2 panels were providing up to about 4 ampere/h. So I am not really convinced about the relation of cost and return of solar panels incl. the construction. I think I will not rebuild the same on our new SM2K.
Regards Paul


Re: [Amel] Re: Floor locker latches

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all, just a comment about floor latches. I have also been in big seas and big winds with no roll overs or knock downs. While I acknowledge the vast experience of many of you compared to me we sail in big big oceans where bad stuff happens and many people have attested to rogue waves that climb on top of each other and overwhelm the best of vessels. I am not referring to "normal" storm conditions. Knock downs, pitch poles and roll overs happen to the best of boats. I have read of numerous situations that have become serious after unsecured heavy items have flown across the cabin and either hit and injured (and even killed)crew or smashed windows.What was a controlable situation suddenly is no longer so when a key crew member is taken out or the integrity of the cabin is breached.
 It happens that a boat may weather a serious storm and then from nowhere, just as it seems the worst is past, a wave of monumental proportions can roll it.
For me, the trouble taken to secure things is slight compared to the risk.
Cheers to you all
Danny SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On Fri, 30/10/09, Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Richard Piller <richard03801@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Floor locker latches
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Received: Friday, 30 October, 2009, 2:34 AM


 



Kent, we have done a lot of ocean work with our SM 209 (32000 miles) we have NEVER had an issue with floor boards. Pardon me but those guys doing the safety checks for the 1500 are as much interested in safety as they are in how much you spend to follow their advice. We have been in 35 foot waves and 60+ kts without an issue with the floor boards. Kent when the wind is up the first sail that comes down/rolls up is the main. Don't try to run in a big beam sea way bear off or run or for that matter just heave to and wait it out...
Take to time to stop at St Georges in Berumda. Relax for a day or two fuel up water up. Go in during day light call Bermuda radio when you are 15 miles out they are a big help.. Call Southbound 2 on the SSB check in time is 1930 utc. Tell him you boat name and destination the first time you call (call several times between 1930 adn 1950 listen for him to call your boat name if he doesn't call again on q. then check in every day without fail..

You'll be fine... oh, when you leave Bermuda say well east of the line south to the Bahamas or Caribb. the winds and current will push you west just fine...
Richard and Joan on Challenge.

____________ _________ _________ __
From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Wed, October 28, 2009 11:06:18 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Floor locker latches

You guys are soooooo good! Thanks,
Kent
SM243 "Kristy"

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, David Mackintosh <dlm48@...> wrote:

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regards

David

2009/10/28 Bob Linley <bob@...>
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Diesel fuel polishing system

Zanareva
 

I have a portable diesel fuel 'polishing' and filtering system available for sale that's designed for our 24 vdc. Check out my ebay auction....just search on "diesel fuel polishing system".

Several pictures:

In use on the Super Maramu:
http://imgur.com/9LvfG.jpg

Dirty fuel and fuel filter (clean, unused filter alongside)
http://imgur.com/tD9Ok.jpg

Rich


Re: [Amel] Leaving forum

Zanareva
 

Giovanni,
No, thank you. Success of this group is the result of all the great owners aboard contributing really good information. I've 99.999% of the time stayed in the background!
Best regards,
Richard

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Giovanni Testa" <gtesta23@...> wrote:

Hi Richard,
thanks so much for your support , always very prompt and rich of suggestions. Now I know better the great Amel people around the world also thanks to you.
All the best and...Buon Vento !
Giovanni TESTA
s/v EUTIKIA
SM2K n428
----- Original Message -----
From: closereach
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:51 PM
Subject: [Amel] Leaving forum


I'll also be leaving the forum and relinquishing any site management functions. Want to say thanks to Jose Luis for his active moderation for the past several years--I'm sure he'd like for another Amel owner to step up and volunteer to help him out!
All the best to all of you and fair winds,
Richard







Re: Leaving forum

Zanareva
 

John,

Thanks for the kind words. We've enjoyed our two Amels over the years, first a Sharki and now a Super Maramu, and getting this forum started.

As a bit of history, on May 23, 2001 Amel sent an email to all owners apologizing for a virus that they may have inadvertently included in an email communication (don't know what that was about since I did not receive it). Fortunately for all of us, Amel put every owner's email address that they had a record of in the "TO" heading (rather than using a blind carbon copy, or "BCC"). I remember I had been trying to convince the factory to get some sort of owner's club or association started, even chatting with Joel about it, but with no effect--so getting a copy of everyone's email address easily lead to the next step of starting this group on Yahoo.

All the best,
Richard

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, " Anne and John Hollamby" <annejohnholl@...> wrote:

Dear Richard, Very sorry to see that you are selling your SM and leaving the forum. Many thanks for all the work you have done over the years and especially, if I remember correctly for creating the web site in the first place and moderating it so well over the years.
Thanks again and all the best in the future. Best wishes, John Hollamby, SM 319 Bali Hai.
----- Original Message -----
From: closereach
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:51 PM
Subject: [Amel] Leaving forum


I'll also be leaving the forum and relinquishing any site management functions. Want to say thanks to Jose Luis for his active moderation for the past several years--I'm sure he'd like for another Amel owner to step up and volunteer to help him out!
All the best to all of you and fair winds,
Richard







Re: [Amel] heating system

joseph mc donnell
 

We had a similar problem on our santorin, getting noxious fumes when the heater was on. I found that it was not the heater causing the problem, but that the internal coating of the box containing the heater appeared to be in the process of breaking down. This tar appears to be oil based and it gives of droplets of oil which I found attached to the fireproof insulation of the heater exhuast. When the heater was turned on, the exhaust then heated up the droplets, which gave of fumes, which were then in turn sucked through the fresh air inlet of the heater and on into the cabins. You can easly find out if this is the problem by watching the exhaust heat up to see if it gives of fumes. I scraped of as much of the internal coating as I could and replaced the insulation on the exhaust. There was a marked improvement.
Regards Joe McDonnell

amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard Piller <richard03801@...> wrote:


if you are getting fumes in the aft cabin STOP using the heater. Open up the cover and make sure the exhaust pipe is properly attached and check it all the way to the exit. Be sure there is nothing block the exit hole. Then check to be sure the metal pipe on the hot air side of the heater is connected properly.. you should never get fumes from the oil burner...
Richard and Joan on Challenge




________________________________
From: spritoaffine <spritoaffine@...>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, October 29, 2009 8:53:00 AM
Subject: [Amel] heating system


Hello All
Can anyone help with information regarding the heating system on the Sharki?

We have a separate fan and hose system mounted on the same chassis as the heater and connected to a diverter valve alongside the Eberspacher. Running the heater alone has filled the aft cabin with noxious fumes, am I supposed to run the 2nd fan at the same time as the heater or is this nothing to do with the heater system?
David and Hazel
Spirito Affine
Sharki 148









Out haul motor

Dimitris Krassopoulos <dkra@...>
 

I had a problem with the outhaul motor. It is attached to the boom through 4
screws that keep also the cover of the gear in place. In case you take in
the sail and the car hits the end of the track the whole motor is moving
sideways and can easily shear off the screws. I had the problem two times
until now. Are also other fellow SM users have the same problem? I will try
to solve the problem with a cover fixed on the boom.



Dimitris

SM 2000 Alma Libre


Re: [Amel] Leaving forum

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Richard,
thanks so much for your support , always very prompt and rich of suggestions. Now I know better the great Amel people around the world also thanks to you.
All the best and...Buon Vento !
Giovanni TESTA
s/v EUTIKIA
SM2K n428

----- Original Message -----
From: closereach
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:51 PM
Subject: [Amel] Leaving forum


I'll also be leaving the forum and relinquishing any site management functions. Want to say thanks to Jose Luis for his active moderation for the past several years--I'm sure he'd like for another Amel owner to step up and volunteer to help him out!
All the best to all of you and fair winds,
Richard


Electric Bowthruster

nomadforpaul <pflafrance@...>
 

We are currently repairing our Bow Thruster Motor. The unit is made by Leroy Somers. The bottom bearing has to be replaced as we believe water damaged same. Does anyone have a schematic of the unit or where one might find one. Does anyone know where to order parts from in the US?

Thanks
Paul
S/V NOMAD SM #362


Re: [Amel] Leaving forum

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Dear Richard, Very sorry to see that you are selling your SM and leaving the forum. Many thanks for all the work you have done over the years and especially, if I remember correctly for creating the web site in the first place and moderating it so well over the years.
Thanks again and all the best in the future. Best wishes, John Hollamby, SM 319 Bali Hai.

----- Original Message -----
From: closereach
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2009 10:51 PM
Subject: [Amel] Leaving forum


I'll also be leaving the forum and relinquishing any site management functions. Want to say thanks to Jose Luis for his active moderation for the past several years--I'm sure he'd like for another Amel owner to step up and volunteer to help him out!
All the best to all of you and fair winds,
Richard


Leaving forum

Zanareva
 

I'll also be leaving the forum and relinquishing any site management functions. Want to say thanks to Jose Luis for his active moderation for the past several years--I'm sure he'd like for another Amel owner to step up and volunteer to help him out!
All the best to all of you and fair winds,
Richard


Our 1989 Super Maramu is for sale

Zanareva
 

Circumstances require us to sell our Amel. Located in Satellite Beach, Florida. Email me for detailed interior/exterior photos and equipment list. $249K
Richard
closereach "at" yahooooooooooooo.com


Re: Floor locker latches

karkauai
 

Thanks Richard and Joan,
I wasn't planning to run out and buy those latches, but it's sure nice to be able to get info like that without having to research it yourself. I'm feeling better now about the trip South, and am planning to recharge and swap crew in Bermuda before heading to the BVI, then a couple days in BVI to recharge and repair anything that gets broken before heading south to Granada. I've got things pretty much ready to go now, just need to learn the SSB/Pactor Modem and internet access via the satphone. Thanks for your encouraging words and advice.
Kent
SM243 "Kristy"


Re: [Amel] Re: Floor locker latches

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Kent, we have done a lot of ocean work with our SM 209 (32000 miles) we have NEVER had an issue with floor boards. Pardon me but those guys doing the safety checks for the 1500 are as much interested in safety as they are in how much you spend to follow their advice. We have been in 35 foot waves and 60+ kts without an issue with the floor boards. Kent when the wind is up the first sail that comes down/rolls up is the main. Don't try to run in a big beam sea way bear off or run or for that matter just heave to and wait it out...
Take to time to stop at St Georges in Berumda. Relax for a day or two fuel up water up. Go in during day light call Bermuda radio when you are 15 miles out they are a big help.. Call Southbound 2 on the SSB check in time is 1930 utc. Tell him you boat name and destination the first time you call (call several times between 1930 adn 1950 listen for him to call your boat name if he doesn't call again on q. then check in every day without fail..

You'll be fine... oh, when you leave Bermuda say well east of the line south to the Bahamas or Caribb. the winds and current will push you west just fine...
Richard and Joan on Challenge.


________________________________
From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, October 28, 2009 11:06:18 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Floor locker latches


You guys are soooooo good! Thanks,
Kent
SM243 "Kristy"

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, David Mackintosh <dlm48@...> wrote:

easily found

http://www.pyiinc. com./index. php?section= panel_anchor& action=main& sn=2

regards

David

2009/10/28 Bob Linley <bob@...>


Re: [Amel] heating system

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

if you are getting fumes in the aft cabin STOP using the heater. Open up the cover and make sure the exhaust pipe is properly attached and check it all the way to the exit. Be sure there is nothing block the exit hole. Then check to be sure the metal pipe on the hot air side of the heater is connected properly.. you should never get fumes from the oil burner...
Richard and Joan on Challenge




________________________________
From: spritoaffine <spritoaffine@yahoo.co.uk>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, October 29, 2009 8:53:00 AM
Subject: [Amel] heating system


Hello All
Can anyone help with information regarding the heating system on the Sharki?

We have a separate fan and hose system mounted on the same chassis as the heater and connected to a diverter valve alongside the Eberspacher. Running the heater alone has filled the aft cabin with noxious fumes, am I supposed to run the 2nd fan at the same time as the heater or is this nothing to do with the heater system?
David and Hazel
Spirito Affine
Sharki 148


heating system

spritoaffine <spritoaffine@...>
 

Hello All
Can anyone help with information regarding the heating system on the Sharki?

We have a separate fan and hose system mounted on the same chassis as the heater and connected to a diverter valve alongside the Eberspacher. Running the heater alone has filled the aft cabin with noxious fumes, am I supposed to run the 2nd fan at the same time as the heater or is this nothing to do with the heater system?
David and Hazel
Spirito Affine
Sharki 148


Re: [Amel] Maramu Prop

Eric Lindholm
 

Any prop shop should be able to help you. I would think the yard would be able to suggest one. That does not sound like the right size prop. I think it should be a 19/17, assuming your gear reduction is 2.74 to 1. You may have a different reduction, ie 2.5 to 1 which would require the reduced pitch. You need to provide the prop shop with the hp 60, the gear reduction, and the shaft size, probably 1 3/8. Eric maramu 105




________________________________
From: rfmolony <rfmolony@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:41:15 PM
Subject: [Amel] Maramu Prop

 
Gentlemen (and Ladies),

Amel Maramu Hull 91, "Popeye" is up on the hard having the bottom done, but when the prop was pulled for repair, it became apparent that electrolysis had done a number on it and it would need to be replaced. The yard are unable to find a replacement through their usual channels.

I understand it is a 19 x 14, standard 35mm taper. Assuming this is the right prop for a Maramu with a Prima M60 (Perkins 4:154?), does anyone know where I may be able to obtain one in the US, or for that matter, anywhere?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, given the boat is sitting there, and if time drags on I will be committed to hauling again later to perform the prop change.

Richard Molony




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Maramu Prop

rfmolony <rfmolony@...>
 

Gentlemen (and Ladies),

Amel Maramu Hull 91, "Popeye" is up on the hard having the bottom done, but when the prop was pulled for repair, it became apparent that electrolysis had done a number on it and it would need to be replaced. The yard are unable to find a replacement through their usual channels.

I understand it is a 19 x 14, standard 35mm taper. Assuming this is the right prop for a Maramu with a Prima M60 (Perkins 4:154?), does anyone know where I may be able to obtain one in the US, or for that matter, anywhere?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, given the boat is sitting there, and if time drags on I will be committed to hauling again later to perform the prop change.

Richard Molony


Re: Floor locker latches

karkauai
 

You guys are soooooo good! Thanks,
Kent
SM243 "Kristy"

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, David Mackintosh <dlm48@...> wrote:

easily found

http://www.pyiinc.com./index.php?section=panel_anchor&action=main&sn=2

regards

David

2009/10/28 Bob Linley <bob@...>