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Bow Thruster Oil

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

Hi Randy,

I confirm it's 90 weight oil for the bow thruster. The regular engine oil
goes in the transmission keel box and the water maker high pressure pump.

Glad to hear that you still have your great boat! All is well here and
itching to get going again. Many improvements have been done over the winter


Regards to Alex.

Ian SM 414 Crusader (still in Cyprus)


RE : [Amel Yacht Owners] bow-thruster oil

Patrick Naegels <naegels@...>
 

Hi Randy,

oil be te used is 90 type

Patrick
Caramel (SM 2000 #329)

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À : amelyachtowners@...
Objet : [Amel Yacht Owners] bow-thruster oil


I am in the process of changing the oil in the bow
thruster of my SM 2000, #240. However, since
performing this maintenance a couple of years ago, I
have forgottgen whether to use 90 weight gear oil, or
plain old 30 or 40 weight motor oil. (I think it's the
latter.)
Can anyone advise me?
Many thanks,
Randy Kilmon
"Drifter"

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bow-thruster oil

Randy Kilmon <drifter01us@...>
 

I am in the process of changing the oil in the bow
thruster of my SM 2000, #240. However, since
performing this maintenance a couple of years ago, I
have forgottgen whether to use 90 weight gear oil, or
plain old 30 or 40 weight motor oil. (I think it's the
latter.)
Can anyone advise me?
Many thanks,
Randy Kilmon
"Drifter"

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Mango wiring diagram

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

Hi. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the Mango? Mine is a 1982 and
I'm having some trouble understanding some of the bits & pieces.

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


Anti Siphon Valve

silkair@...
 

I have a Mango with a M-92 Perkins installed. I am looking for ideas on the
correct way to install an anti siphon valve or loop. The old engine had a
valve installed between the seacock and a refrigeration condenser which was part
of the raw water system. I am not sure if this is OK though the boat
travelled 1000s of miles in this manner.
SV Eshamy Mango#15 Michael P. McCarthy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] MARAMU BATTERY CHARGER - HELP

Steve Leeds
 

Alex,
I have a 1985 Sharki with a Scheiber CJ 400 C charger which charges 30 amp hour max to charge our 450 amp hours of batteries. We had an electrical short in the wiring to the charger a few days after we purchased MACCABEE in 1990 which melted all the wires to the charger from the batteries (we were saved from a fire by a 400 amp smart charger shunt melting as the charger had no fuse at that time!) My electrician had the charger open to inspect and test and rewire. The charger was unhurt and has been working well 20 years now. It is a pretty basic unit and I believe if you want to keep it, it should be fairly easy to repair -- no high tech electronics.

While I know the newer models can do all sorts of tricks such as equalizing and can be safely left on all the time, we have been happy with the old Scheiber. The 110/220 option has been a big help on our circumnavigation and we appreciate the reliability of the old unit. I have noticed a lot of repairs and replacements with some of the newer models! I would strongly suggest installing an in-line fuse with whatever option you decide on.

Good luck either way!

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

Alejandro Paquin <alex.paquin@...> wrote:
Simpatico is a 1981 Maramu hull no. 94. The original Scheiber
S.A.charger/transformer (type C1400A) stopped working over the weekend.
I have four acid lead deep cycle batteries with aprox 780 amp/h
capacity.
The unit is 400VA and runs on 100/220V to charge 12V/24 DC. The serial
number is 1/7/81.
Does anyone have any experience servicing this unit and understand how
the wiring is set up? It is still the original arrangement and has
never been modified.
i would appreciate any feedback regarding repairs or replacement
options.
I do not have a diesel generator onboard.

Alex Paquin
s/v SIMPATICO




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel owners websites

Rob Brennan <brennan@...>
 

Steve what a great suggestion!

We've just, or just in the process ,of finalising the purchase of our Super
Maramu, and believe me that in itself is an adventure.

Might I suggest that a list of Recommendations for SM Owners is also
developed, so that we might all share in the benefits of the 'pain of
learning' .

Best Wishes

Rob and Glen - 'Serena Azul' (our new baby!)

----- Original Message -----
From: "hns154es" <hns154es@...>
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 1:29 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel owners websites


SM #158 = http://nathape.sailingsite.org :-))


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "bearvision2000"
<CaptMunro@c...> wrote:
Is there anywhere in the Yahoo groups where we can see where the Amel
owners websites are if they have public websites? I think it would
be
fun to read their adventures.

Steve





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MARAMU BATTERY CHARGER - HELP

Alejandro Paquin
 

Simpatico is a 1981 Maramu hull no. 94. The original Scheiber
S.A.charger/transformer (type C1400A) stopped working over the weekend.
I have four acid lead deep cycle batteries with aprox 780 amp/h
capacity.
The unit is 400VA and runs on 100/220V to charge 12V/24 DC. The serial
number is 1/7/81.
Does anyone have any experience servicing this unit and understand how
the wiring is set up? It is still the original arrangement and has
never been modified.
i would appreciate any feedback regarding repairs or replacement
options.
I do not have a diesel generator onboard.

Alex Paquin
s/v SIMPATICO


Re: Amel owners websites

hns154es <hns154es@...>
 

SM #158 = http://nathape.sailingsite.org :-))


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "bearvision2000"
<CaptMunro@c...> wrote:
Is there anywhere in the Yahoo groups where we can see where the Amel
owners websites are if they have public websites? I think it would
be
fun to read their adventures.

Steve


Amel owners websites

bearvision2000 <CaptMunro@...>
 

Is there anywhere in the Yahoo groups where we can see where the Amel
owners websites are if they have public websites? I think it would be
fun to read their adventures.

Steve


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

PFM53 <pfm53@...>
 

Hi Mark

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We were out of the country and I
was unable to check email.

Are there specific details you would like to know? We are asking $350,000 if
we sell her before bringing her back to the US and lising with Joel Potter. I
am not sure what price he will put on it. I do have some pictures and I will
locate them and send them to you.

Jerry Trimm

------ Original Message ------
Received: Thu, 12 May 2005 06:38:12 AM PDT
From: "Shann, Mark V" <shannmv@...>
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

Hi Jerry, I have an 1984 Maramu and am looking to move up. Based in Med,
but may more to Trinidad next year, could you send me some more details,
price and if poss, photos,

Thanks

Mark Shann
Synnefoula

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of PFM53
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 6:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

Hi all

After much agonizing, my wife and I have decided to sell our 1995 Super
Maramu. When we bought her, we thought we were going to retire, but
have since discovered we are not quite ready to so yet. So, the
following is a brief description of "PFM":

The boat is US Coast Guard Registry

The aft cabin has a double bed with Vanity

The engine has been well maintained and we have never had a problem with
it.
It has approximately 2500 hours. Generator (also never had a problem)
has approximately 1600 hours

We have really had very few problems with the boat.

The inerior of the boat is very clean, no problems with the headliner
and minimal wear on any of the wood.

Following is a list of updates or additions

Full complitement of new sails (we replaced them in Oct 2002, sailed
across the Atlantic, then sailed to Trinidad - total use less than 6
months) as well as the old sails still in good shape, as spares

New hot water heater (used 1 month)

New windlass (used 1 month) - old one as spare

New mainsail electric motor (used 6 months)

SeaTel 2894 stabilized TV antenna - LNB for both Americas and Europe

Bezzenzoni hydraulic passarel (new in Oct 2002)


PowerStat 3000 110v charger/inverter and original 220v charger

Furuno integrated Radar/GPS display at both helm and nav station below

New batteries (I will be putting new ones in next month)

Custom-made Subrella bimini/cockpit cover/mosquito net and shade cover
(replaced the stock bimini and raised it to accomodate our height)

CD changer

Furuno Weather FAX

AB aluminum bottom 3.2 meter dinghy with Honda 15HP 4 stroke engine
(both purchased in 2000, but used very little)

She is currently in Trinidad and we will be moving her up to Florida in
the next month or so to be listed with Joel. If anyone is interested,
please contect us for more details.

Jerry Trimm
PFM




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ICW and mast height

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

We just sailed from Ft. Lauderdale to Charleston South Carolina. We
went outside except for a short span from Beufort, SC northward. I
echo what Joel has said. In addition to all the anxiety about depth,
narrow shallow areas, and bridges be aware that the water will stain
your hull brown. I spent a couple of hours washing (buffing) just 16
hours worth of brown water travel stain from the bow area of the
boat.

That said I would highly recommend a trip up the rivers to Svannah,
Georgia and Beufort, South Carolina. There is a 65 ft fixed bridge
coming north up the river towards Beufort but it can be safely
negotiated as long as at least 5 1/2 boards are seen on the bridge
dolphin (per the Port Royal Marina that lies alongside the bridge).
The tide here is about 7 feet. Beufort was worth the effort.

We enjoyed both of these places immensely.

Regards, Gary Silver Liahona SM 2000 Hull # 335


Re: Chain Counter

Alain dHYLAS
 

Hi Yves,

Unfortunately I don't have the solution to repair your chain meter
counter in Panama... but, until it will be repaired, may I suggest a
small and inexpensive product called " Chain Rainbow" manufactured by
an Italian company "Osculati" (www.osculati.com)

They are small plastic "diabolos" (8 of each color) of very bright
colors, inserted inside each chain link, every 5 meters and this will
allow you to see how much chain you had paid out..

They are very efficient and as a liveaboard sailor, I've been using
them continuously since 4 years now..

Fair winds and peaceful anchorages,

Alain


Heat exchangers

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Dear Olivier and John, Thank you for your useful comments.I do know that Onan rather pride themselves on looking after their customers way after the warranty period, so I will have another go with the UK branch this summer. Who knows, between all of us we might get them to change.In all other respects the Onan has proved totally reliable. Ian


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

Randy Kilmon <drifter01us@...>
 

Just a reminder. "Drifter" is also for sale. She is a
1999 SM 2000, hull # 240. The boat has just had a
professional wax job and two coats of bottom paint.
Also, a new Garmin chartplotter has been installed in
the cockpit.
She is ready for cruising anywhere.
Asking price: $455,000.
See photos and all the details at:
sydrifter.home.comcast.net
(don't put "www" before the address)


Call Randy Kilmon (804) 436-9410

--- "Shann, Mark V" <shannmv@...> wrote:
Hi Jerry, I have an 1984 Maramu and am looking to
move up. Based in Med,
but may more to Trinidad next year, could you send
me some more details,
price and if poss, photos,

Thanks

Mark Shann
Synnefoula

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf
Of PFM53
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 6:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

Hi all

After much agonizing, my wife and I have decided to
sell our 1995 Super
Maramu. When we bought her, we thought we were
going to retire, but
have since discovered we are not quite ready to so
yet. So, the
following is a brief description of "PFM":

The boat is US Coast Guard Registry

The aft cabin has a double bed with Vanity

The engine has been well maintained and we have
never had a problem with
it.
It has approximately 2500 hours. Generator (also
never had a problem)
has approximately 1600 hours

We have really had very few problems with the boat.

The inerior of the boat is very clean, no problems
with the headliner
and minimal wear on any of the wood.

Following is a list of updates or additions

Full complitement of new sails (we replaced them in
Oct 2002, sailed
across the Atlantic, then sailed to Trinidad - total
use less than 6
months) as well as the old sails still in good
shape, as spares

New hot water heater (used 1 month)

New windlass (used 1 month) - old one as spare

New mainsail electric motor (used 6 months)

SeaTel 2894 stabilized TV antenna - LNB for both
Americas and Europe

Bezzenzoni hydraulic passarel (new in Oct 2002)


PowerStat 3000 110v charger/inverter and original
220v charger

Furuno integrated Radar/GPS display at both helm and
nav station below

New batteries (I will be putting new ones in next
month)

Custom-made Subrella bimini/cockpit cover/mosquito
net and shade cover
(replaced the stock bimini and raised it to
accomodate our height)

CD changer

Furuno Weather FAX

AB aluminum bottom 3.2 meter dinghy with Honda 15HP
4 stroke engine
(both purchased in 2000, but used very little)

She is currently in Trinidad and we will be moving
her up to Florida in
the next month or so to be listed with Joel. If
anyone is interested,
please contect us for more details.

Jerry Trimm
PFM




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Onan electrolysis

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

Hi Ian,

I had a problem after 30 months. I had overlooked replacing the anode
in the heat exchanger and it had disintegrated.My unit was grounded
when I got delivery in January 2001. The electrolysis had not damaged
the unit itself so far as I could see BUT the bronze end plates had
become dezincified and the outboard one had cracked right across. Only
the neoprene gasket had saved me from a potentially disastrous
leak.Also the paint was peeling off the unit. I repainted it and
fitted new endplates from Onan.

Strangely enough I have recently replaced the anode after a further 18
months and found it to be in good shape being only about 30-40 percent
wasted and the paint was also perfect. The easiest way to check the
condition of the unit is to take it off completely, also the remains
of the old zinc can be unscrewed from the holder and replaced with a
new zinc at much less cost.

I have no idea why the elecrolysis appears to have stopped. It might
have something to do with the fact that I replaced the magnesium anode
in the hot water heater a year ago and this resulted in the hot water
being 'fizzy' for a couple of months during which time I assume the
new anode disolved. Earlier on the mild steel 5 litre pressure vessel
behind the gen set failed becausse of electrolysis and when I replaced
it I used plastic fittings to connect it and that seems to have solved
that problem (at least the tap water has not started looking rusty red
yet).

Best wishes from Malta, Anne and John Hollamby, Bali Hai No 319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

Shann, Mark V <shannmv@...>
 

Hi Jerry, I have an 1984 Maramu and am looking to move up. Based in Med,
but may more to Trinidad next year, could you send me some more details,
price and if poss, photos,

Thanks

Mark Shann
Synnefoula

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of PFM53
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 6:36 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM for Sale

Hi all

After much agonizing, my wife and I have decided to sell our 1995 Super
Maramu. When we bought her, we thought we were going to retire, but
have since discovered we are not quite ready to so yet. So, the
following is a brief description of "PFM":

The boat is US Coast Guard Registry

The aft cabin has a double bed with Vanity

The engine has been well maintained and we have never had a problem with
it.
It has approximately 2500 hours. Generator (also never had a problem)
has approximately 1600 hours

We have really had very few problems with the boat.

The inerior of the boat is very clean, no problems with the headliner
and minimal wear on any of the wood.

Following is a list of updates or additions

Full complitement of new sails (we replaced them in Oct 2002, sailed
across the Atlantic, then sailed to Trinidad - total use less than 6
months) as well as the old sails still in good shape, as spares

New hot water heater (used 1 month)

New windlass (used 1 month) - old one as spare

New mainsail electric motor (used 6 months)

SeaTel 2894 stabilized TV antenna - LNB for both Americas and Europe

Bezzenzoni hydraulic passarel (new in Oct 2002)


PowerStat 3000 110v charger/inverter and original 220v charger

Furuno integrated Radar/GPS display at both helm and nav station below

New batteries (I will be putting new ones in next month)

Custom-made Subrella bimini/cockpit cover/mosquito net and shade cover
(replaced the stock bimini and raised it to accomodate our height)

CD changer

Furuno Weather FAX

AB aluminum bottom 3.2 meter dinghy with Honda 15HP 4 stroke engine
(both purchased in 2000, but used very little)

She is currently in Trinidad and we will be moving her up to Florida in
the next month or so to be listed with Joel. If anyone is interested,
please contect us for more details.

Jerry Trimm
PFM




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SM for Sale

PFM53 <pfm53@...>
 

Hi all

After much agonizing, my wife and I have decided to sell our 1995 Super
Maramu. When we bought her, we thought we were going to retire, but have
since discovered we are not quite ready to so yet. So, the following is a
brief description of "PFM":

The boat is US Coast Guard Registry

The aft cabin has a double bed with Vanity

The engine has been well maintained and we have never had a problem with it.
It has approximately 2500 hours. Generator (also never had a problem) has
approximately 1600 hours

We have really had very few problems with the boat.

The inerior of the boat is very clean, no problems with the headliner and
minimal wear on any of the wood.

Following is a list of updates or additions

Full complitement of new sails (we replaced them in Oct 2002, sailed across
the Atlantic, then sailed to Trinidad - total use less than 6 months) as well
as the old sails still in good shape, as spares

New hot water heater (used 1 month)

New windlass (used 1 month) - old one as spare

New mainsail electric motor (used 6 months)

SeaTel 2894 stabilized TV antenna - LNB for both Americas and Europe

Bezzenzoni hydraulic passarel (new in Oct 2002)


PowerStat 3000 110v charger/inverter and original 220v charger

Furuno integrated Radar/GPS display at both helm and nav station below

New batteries (I will be putting new ones in next month)

Custom-made Subrella bimini/cockpit cover/mosquito net and shade cover
(replaced the stock bimini and raised it to accomodate our height)

CD changer

Furuno Weather FAX

AB aluminum bottom 3.2 meter dinghy with Honda 15HP 4 stroke engine (both
purchased in 2000, but used very little)

She is currently in Trinidad and we will be moving her up to Florida in the
next month or so to be listed with Joel. If anyone is interested, please
contect us for more details.

Jerry Trimm
PFM


Onan Electrolysis

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Our SM is no 302, June 2000 launch, now with 1950 hours on the Onan.Some time ago I mentioned on this forum that I had suffered from electrolysis on the heat exchanger. This became evident almost from new. Onan UK couldnt understand it, would not confirm that it was electrolysis and told me that in their experience the anode was unnecessary. However, when I showed the problem to La R on a visit there after two years they recognised the problem and added an earth strip from the heat exchanger to the tray.
Unfortunately this did not stop a leak developing in the heat exchanger about a year later. I assumed that the damage must have preceded the addition of the earth strip. I could not get the hole welded as apparently the heat exchanger is mad of some alloy which does not lend itself to repairs of that sort, and so I bought a replacement ( some $300 odd).
However, although earthed from the start, the new exchanger is going the same way ( After about 700 hours). The paint is bubbling up where the seawater intake pipe joins the body of the exchanger, with the metal pitting with a product that looks like salt ( but isnt) and now, ironically, the paint and metal around the anode entry point is following suit.The anode itself is almost untouched.
It seems to me that it is matter of time before this exchanger goes the way of its predecessor, which I have kept and patched with epoxy as an emergency spare.

Has anyone else had this problem...and found a solution?

Having said all this , we have just completed a wonderful season , some 4,500 miles over six months sailing two handed between Puerto Montt in Chile to Piriapolis in Uruguay, via the Chilean canals and Cape Horn ( where we landed and visited the lighthouse keeper and his wife), anchoring in over 50 remote anchorages and finishing with a blast of a sail from the Le Maire straits to Mar del Plata, averaging 174 miles a day for 8 days, with wind speeds topping at 59.7 knots, and the only thing that went wrong the whole season was the light bulb in the fridge which packed up on our last day. About par for the course for an Amel, I guess.
Cheers, Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen, Piriapolis, Uruguay.


Looking for a crew member to sail from Seattle to Australia

Rob Brennan <brennan@...>
 

Greetings

We are in the process of entering into a swift purchase of Supermaramu 'Serena Azul' from Seattle, USA.

Our timeframe to set sail from San Fransciso is short, and planned departure for Sydney Australia is 28th May.

We'd be keen to hear from any very able sailors, particularly those with Maramu experience, who might be interested in joining the 2 crew - including a Master sailor .

Our email contact is brennan@... or phone Australia 62 6295 9608

We look forward to hearing from you!

Our best wishes

Rob Brennan and Glen McGuire