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Freshwater pressure pump, SM319

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

My pump, which is an AMFA 66I4555, Prot.IP44 has been getting
noisier in recent years. I had spares for the impellor, two brass
bits, one like a turbine and a matching face plate plus new ceramic
water seals. The latter turned out to be the wrong size but in fact
it was the impellor that was worn.
To replace, get the parts from Amel by Airmail or normal post in EU.
Turn off the power to the hot water heater and also the pump contact
breaker and run off the water at a tap. Tie a piece of line round the
big plastic vent pipe above the pump and leave the end hanging down.
Undo the connectors to the pump with a spanner and tie the left hand
one up high to stop water pouring back out of the hot tank
The pump is held to the floor of the engine room by four screws. If
they are hard to turn hit the top of the screwdiver with a hammer to
free them. Do not attempt to undo the four nuts on the vibration
mounting as they are on threaded rods forming part of the rubber
mounting. Lie the pump on its side and remove the cover to the wiring
to the pump pressure switch. Take a digital pic of the connections in
case you might forget which goes where before removing the three
wires so that you can get the pump on deck. You will also have to
release the grounding wire.
The next step is to undo three nuts holding the pump housing to the
motor and then remove the housing whilst the motor shaft is pointing
upwards. The housing holds one of the bits to be replaced, it is held
in place by two machine screws.Fit the new part (I had to file one of
the holes in the new part to get the second screw in place).
Carefully remove the circlip holding the impellor with a small
screwdriver and remove the old impellor taking care not to lose the
key. If you are replacing the seal as well, remove the second circlip
as well to remove the seal.In the event the new seal that I had was
the wrong size so I reused the old one with no problems.
Replace the circlip holding the seal by pushing it down the shaft
using all three of your hands so that it goes over the groove for the
top circlip crookedly to get it down the shaft to the second groove
against the spring on the seal which wants to send the circlip into
orbit.
Fit the new impellor with the raised flange facing OUTWARDS making
sure that the key is held properly in place using some needlenose
pliers so that the impellor slides on easily and replace the
circlip.
Reassemble and away you go...I hope.

Best wishes, Anne and John SM319


New main and battens

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

Hello Bob,
I suggest you put battened main into the search box and look at results.
The slot will always be big enough so long as the battens are not put
in the foot of the sail. Half way up the mast there is only half the
amount of sail to be rolled in! Thus there will always be ample room
for vertical battens. It is taking sailmakers many years to work this
one out and perhaps one day vertical battens will become the norm thus
making a more efficient and less ugly looking sail without the negative
roach.

Regards, Anne and John, SM319


Re: anode in the oil cooling box in Hurth gear box

Ken & Judy <goldendaze@...>
 

Trans Atlantic Diesel has lots of parts for all Perkins engines.
I used them a lot when preparing for last summers trip from VA, USA
to the Med.
They have shipped parts to another Amel owner in England for more
reasonable prices than he could find in UK.
www.tadiesels.com
Marcus is the owner with lots of experience, Sherri the parts person
is very knowledgeable as well.

Ken Coats & Judy Golden
SV Golden Daze
Maramu 192
Trizonia Greece (headed for Turkey for winter).


Re: New Main and Mizzen for SM

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

Graham
I too would like this info as I am planning new main, mizzen and
mizzen staysail. I lost my mizzen staysail and have been unable to
get measurements from anyone, do you have this info.
On the battened main, have you had any furling problems with the
narrow slot? I know the 54 has no problems with this but my older
SM6 from 1989 may have a smaller slot?
Please email if possible any info to bob@bourlet.com as well as
posting.
Bob
SM6 Minaxi



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Boyd" <crwggb@...>
wrote:

I posted questions on this subject a year ago and got remarkably
little
response. In the end I went to Deme Voiles and asked them to make
me
sails exactly like they are now putting on the 54. All singing all
dancing radial cut small vertical battens etc.. I have now done 6
months with these new sails and put simply thay have transformed
the
boats performance allowing us to sail in much lighter airs than
before.
Can't recommend them strongly enough!

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Main and Mizzen for SM

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Graham
We are also looking a new set of sails and request the same info as Bill & Judy Rouse. What material and weight are they using?

Paul LaFrance
S/V Nomad SM 362

Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 19:18:32 +0000
From: yahoogroups@svbebe.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Main and Mizzen for SM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com




















Grahma,



If you have ore details like contact info,, specs, cost, etc, please

email them to svbebe "at" gmail.com



Best,



Bill Rouse

s/v BeBe SM2 #387



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Boyd" <crwggb@...> wrote:

I posted questions on this subject a year ago and got remarkably little
response. In the end I went to Deme Voiles and asked them to make me
sails exactly like they are now putting on the 54. All singing all
dancing radial cut small vertical battens etc.. I have now done 6
months with these new sails and put simply thay have transformed the
boats performance allowing us to sail in much lighter airs than before.
Can't recommend them strongly enough!
Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA























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Re: New Main and Mizzen for SM

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Grahma,

If you have ore details like contact info,, specs, cost, etc, please
email them to svbebe "at" gmail.com

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Boyd" <crwggb@...> wrote:

I posted questions on this subject a year ago and got remarkably little
response. In the end I went to Deme Voiles and asked them to make me
sails exactly like they are now putting on the 54. All singing all
dancing radial cut small vertical battens etc.. I have now done 6
months with these new sails and put simply thay have transformed the
boats performance allowing us to sail in much lighter airs than before.
Can't recommend them strongly enough!

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


Re: Repainting stripes on SM decks

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Graham:

See my post #3641 for a review of our experiences.

By way of follow-up: After six months of Caribbean sun the sun exposed areas of the
paint are no longer light chocolate brown (based on our mixing 20 ml red 20 ml green
and 6 ml white Interlux Brightside paint). The paint has almost turned pure black. It is in
fine condition and looks good, it just isn't the color we originally mixed. When I do it
again I will strive for an even lighter color of brown so that it will hopefully cure to a
lighter color.

As to the polytrol that I applied: When first applied it, it gave a wet appearance that soon
faded. I do believe that it made the deck more slippery but this is subtle. The deck is
always hot in the afternoon Caribbean sun and I am not sure if it made the deck hotter or
not. It certainly didn't make it cooler. Lastly, in a couple of places the polytrol is flaking a
bit. This isn't a big problem but it gives the deck a slightly hazy appearance in those
areas. These areas may correspond to areas where we had rain showers shortly after
application and/or where we applied it when the deck was too hot.

The boat is on the hard for the hurricane season and we won't be back aboard until about
the 1 year-from-stripping mark so I can't provide an update based on a longer time span.
All in all I would do things exactly the same again but with the above caveats.

Happy stripping. Gary

-- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Boyd" <crwggb@...> wrote:

I am just about to repaint the stripes on our Decks. There are several
of you out there who have done this already over the last few years and
I have all the gear you've suggested ready to go. My question is
simple: How well has your job lasted the test of time/sun/rain etc..
Also many of you used polytron to finish off the job. What exactly is
this stuff and how does it wear with time?

Looking forward to your replies,

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: anode in the oil cooling box in Hurth gear box

woods deborah <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Dear Alex
 
Thanks for that .... we have managed to put a temporary fix on for the moment and when we have a mo will post some pictures that might help others that find themselves in a similar situation. If we find a supplier of parts w will let you know!! Thanks again
 
Deb and John
 
Orion1 Maramu #79

----- Original Message ----
From: Alex Paquin <alex.paquin@usa.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 6 September, 2008 15:41:06
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: anode in the oil cooling box in Hurth gear box


Dear Deb and John:
I had the same problem with our gearbox four years ago. We decided to
take the part to a local metal working shop and had the part cloned
in aluminum. We also installed a pencil type anode for future
protection. So far so good. I believe we have the same Hurth gearbox
you have. I've heard from other fellow Amel owners that finding spare
parts for the older Hurth boxes are getting hard to find, at least on
this side of the Atlantic. One Mango owner had to replace his box for
a newer Hurth model entirely because of this.

Alex Paquin
s/v Simpatico
Venezuela
Maramu #94, 1981

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "woodsdeborah_ 56"
<woodsdeborah_ 56@...> wrote:

A while back i posted a message about the sacrifical anode in the
engine i have since discovered that the anode in our Maramu is
positioned in the square box that bolts to the side of the gearbox
that
passes seawater through it to cool the oil. Sorry if that was a
little
long winded! As the result of my ignorance on this our oil cooling
box
has been badly corroded and we have been letting in water.I think
we
can patch it up as a short term solution but we obviously need a
permanenet fix quite soon. Our Gearbox is a Hurth5 HBW marine
gearbox
does anyone know the name of the agent for spares in Uk or even
Europe?
We are currently in Denia Spain on route to Portugal. Has anyone
else
experience of this?

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1 Maramu #79





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Re: anode in the oil cooling box in Hurth gear box

Alejandro Paquin
 

Dear Deb and John:
I had the same problem with our gearbox four years ago. We decided to
take the part to a local metal working shop and had the part cloned
in aluminum. We also installed a pencil type anode for future
protection. So far so good. I believe we have the same Hurth gearbox
you have. I've heard from other fellow Amel owners that finding spare
parts for the older Hurth boxes are getting hard to find, at least on
this side of the Atlantic. One Mango owner had to replace his box for
a newer Hurth model entirely because of this.

Alex Paquin
s/v Simpatico
Venezuela
Maramu #94, 1981



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:

A while back i posted a message about the sacrifical anode in the
engine i have since discovered that the anode in our Maramu is
positioned in the square box that bolts to the side of the gearbox
that
passes seawater through it to cool the oil. Sorry if that was a
little
long winded! As the result of my ignorance on this our oil cooling
box
has been badly corroded and we have been letting in water.I think
we
can patch it up as a short term solution but we obviously need a
permanenet fix quite soon. Our Gearbox is a Hurth5 HBW marine
gearbox
does anyone know the name of the agent for spares in Uk or even
Europe?
We are currently in Denia Spain on route to Portugal. Has anyone
else
experience of this?

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1 Maramu #79


New Main and Mizzen for SM

Graham Boyd
 

I posted questions on this subject a year ago and got remarkably little
response. In the end I went to Deme Voiles and asked them to make me
sails exactly like they are now putting on the 54. All singing all
dancing radial cut small vertical battens etc.. I have now done 6
months with these new sails and put simply thay have transformed the
boats performance allowing us to sail in much lighter airs than before.
Can't recommend them strongly enough!

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


Repainting stripes on SM decks

Graham Boyd
 

I am just about to repaint the stripes on our Decks. There are several
of you out there who have done this already over the last few years and
I have all the gear you've suggested ready to go. My question is
simple: How well has your job lasted the test of time/sun/rain etc..
Also many of you used polytron to finish off the job. What exactly is
this stuff and how does it wear with time?

Looking forward to your replies,

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


anode in the oil cooling box in Hurth gear box

woodsdeborah_56 <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

A while back i posted a message about the sacrifical anode in the
engine i have since discovered that the anode in our Maramu is
positioned in the square box that bolts to the side of the gearbox that
passes seawater through it to cool the oil. Sorry if that was a little
long winded! As the result of my ignorance on this our oil cooling box
has been badly corroded and we have been letting in water.I think we
can patch it up as a short term solution but we obviously need a
permanenet fix quite soon. Our Gearbox is a Hurth5 HBW marine gearbox
does anyone know the name of the agent for spares in Uk or even Europe?
We are currently in Denia Spain on route to Portugal. Has anyone else
experience of this?

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1 Maramu #79


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] gangplank wheels

David Wallace
 

David,

We replaced our gangplank wheels with what are called "bogey wheels" that support the track on a snow mobile. The wheels are made of heavy duty plastic material with ss cores, and fit almost perfectly on the gangplank axel. We bought them used at a snowmobile shop for about $20. Just a thought....

Dave Wallace
sv Air Ops
Maramu #104



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.comFrom: RDuddy@DuddyLaw.comDate: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 07:49:59 -0400Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] gangplank wheels




The gangplank wheels on my Sharki #123 are 20mm wide x 4 5/8" indiameter the axle diameter is 25mm. Hope that helps.Roy DuddyUnwinedingFrom: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David and HazelWorthingtonSent: Monday, September 01, 2008 5:13 AMTo: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.comSubject: [Amel Yacht Owners] gangplank wheelsHelloCan anyone give me the dimensions for the gangplank wheels on aSharki? presumably the same as the other models?Thanks David WorthingtonSharki 184[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] gangplank wheels

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

The gangplank wheels on my Sharki #123 are 20mm wide x 4 5/8" in
diameter the axle diameter is 25mm. Hope that helps.



Roy Duddy

Unwineding



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of David and Hazel
Worthington
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 5:13 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] gangplank wheels



Hello
Can anyone give me the dimensions for the gangplank wheels on a
Sharki? presumably the same as the other models?
Thanks David Worthington
Sharki 184


Re: newbie from germany

horst.puddleduck <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

Hallo Carsten,

Meine Maramu, Bj 1985, liegt z.Z. in Thessaloniki. Ich werde am 24.
dort sein um meinen Herbstsegeltoern zu beginnen. Wenn Du zur
Besichtigung einer Maramu kommen willst, lass es mich bitte wissen,
ich werde ein paar Tage in dieser Gegend sein.

Horst


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

I have a vey nice Maramu hull # 91 for sale in New York. SHe is fully
equiped for world cruising. The price is very reasonable. She is in
very good mechanical and cosmetic condition. $159,000. If you want
more particulars e-mail me at sidecar1@verizon.net

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
wrote:

Wenn Sie eine sehr guten brooker suchen Ich kann ihnen Hern MICHEL
CHARPENTIER in FREJUS / France ratten,

Für die anderen Fragen kann ich Ihnen nicht antworten (habe ein
Super
Maramu) , bite rufen Sie Michel Charpentier,

Für fragen über AMEL Sie können mich direct anrüfen 0033476898320

JL MERTZ
CottonBay
SM2000
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c_fruendt a écrit :

hello all Amel owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i
am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am
considering a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe
circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am
also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i
do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you
will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a
Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net
or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8
m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep
which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well
already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water
sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine stop

rosenbaumleonard <rosenbaumleonard@...>
 

I have a TMD22P engine and the way it works is the switch when turned
to the off position, it sends a 12 volt signal to the electric
solenoid on the injector fuel pump - my engine has a violet wire
going to the solenoid. If the manual shut off is in the same place as
mine, then the solenoid is to the left and toward you - right above
where the four lines come out going to the fuel injectors.
Hope this helps you

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
wrote:

This sumer I don't have the time to do a good work, I one put some
oil
(WD40) in the switch,
in October I will clean i with a ultrasonic cleaner (like for
jewels)
and after I will add marine oil.
Jluc
CottonBay
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Ian & Judy Jenkins a écrit :


Hi Jluc, Interesting to hear yopur solution. What exactly did you
clean? Did you just put some WD40 into the switch or did you
unscrew
the whole panel and clean the contacts at the back as well?
Cheers, Ian Pen Azen SM 302

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
From: jlmertz@... <mailto:jlmertz%40free.fr>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 21:21:55 +0200
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine stop

I had the same problem this summer, I cleaned the Volvo
ignition
switch,
and all was ok,

good lock
JLuc
CottonBay

sailw32 a écrit :

My SM has a TMD22A engine,increasingly my engine has failed
to shut
down using the igition switch,recently it has been failing
every
time.I
have been forced to use the emergency stop on the engine.My
question
is, what is activated by the switch on the engine to shut it
down?
Thanks,Pat


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Re: TMD22a

rosenbaumleonard <rosenbaumleonard@...>
 

Erik
I seem to be having a similiar problem - can you advise what the
outcome was with your pump.
Thanks, Len


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, erik ortel <egopagan@...> wrote:

Can anyone share their experiences with the fuel injector pump (mine
is a Bosch, I believe) on the "Volvo" TMD 22a. It appears mine is not
achieving the approprate psi.

Thank you.
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine will not start

rosenbaumleonard <rosenbaumleonard@...>
 

Not sure where this actuating cylinder is - the problem is the engine
turns over but does not start. I may be having a fuel pump issue
Thanks, Len




--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
wrote:

ERRATA
On a SM there is a big hydraulic actuating cylinder that block the
autoprop propeller if the engine *_DON'T_* run.
In this there is an O ring that can failled (it's happened to me :-
( ).
It' is to cheek run the engine and look if the mouth is open

jluc
Cottnbay
sm2000
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jean-luc MERTZ a écrit :

On a SM there is a big hydraulic actuating cylinder that block the
autorop propeller if the engine run.
In this there is an O ring that can failled (it's happened to
me :-( ).
It' is to cheek run the engine and look if the mouth is open

jluc
Cottnbay
sm2000
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rosenbaumleonard a écrit :

I switch from Reverse to Forward and the engine shut down.
I have checked voltage to the spark plugs - OK
Ground fuse is OK
Circuit breakers are OK
Engine turns over but does not even give a hint of starting
Fuel spurts out of injectors - so It does not seem to be a fuel
issue
Air intake seems fine

Could use some comments if you have seen this before
Thanks, Len

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine will not start

jean-luc MERTZ <jlmertz@...>
 

ERRATA
On a SM there is a big hydraulic actuating cylinder that block the
autoprop propeller if the engine *_DON'T_* run.
In this there is an O ring that can failled (it's happened to me :-( ).
It' is to cheek run the engine and look if the mouth is open

jluc
Cottnbay
sm2000
------------

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jean-luc MERTZ a écrit :


On a SM there is a big hydraulic actuating cylinder that block the
autorop propeller if the engine run.
In this there is an O ring that can failled (it's happened to me :-( ).
It' is to cheek run the engine and look if the mouth is open

jluc
Cottnbay
sm2000
----------------------------------------------------------

rosenbaumleonard a écrit :

I switch from Reverse to Forward and the engine shut down.
I have checked voltage to the spark plugs - OK
Ground fuse is OK
Circuit breakers are OK
Engine turns over but does not even give a hint of starting
Fuel spurts out of injectors - so It does not seem to be a fuel issue
Air intake seems fine

Could use some comments if you have seen this before
Thanks, Len

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