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Re: deck striping

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Eric,

I'm sorry, I can't remember the size of the wheel I used! And I've
since given the set to another Amel owner (in France) who has used it
to do his decks. But I found that a wheel half the width of the deck
grooves is just right. You do one pass using the right edge of the
groove as a guide, then another pass using the left edge as a guide,
and you're done. The two stripes you lay down just overlap in the
middle of the groove. If you try to use a wheel that's as wide as
the groove, you'll find that it puts down too much paint, plus the
grooves aren't uniform in width. By the way, the striper comes with
a guide (a metal rod sticking out the front), which just gets in the
way. I removed it prior to striping.

The unit you ordered is for double stripes. It might work if you
don't use a spacer between the two wheels. Try to find a single line
striper with interchangeable wheels, if they sell one. I ended up
with the kit because I wasn't sure what size wheel to use. Once I
found the best one, I never used the other wheels. (But I don't
remember which one I used!!)

Roy

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Roy,

The link you sent does not have a 3/16" striper.

I ordered this on. Is this the one you used?



http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/2840/Master-Double-
Line-Str
iper-Set.htm

thanks

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite 376 kimberlite



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of rbenven44
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 4:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: to Roy on Excalibur SM#195



Hi Eric,

Here's where I bought my striper:
http://www.misterar
<http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/2841/MASTER-
Single->
t.com/store/view/001/group_id/2841/MASTER-Single-
Line-Striper-Set.htm

It's an art supply store.

Good luck, Roy

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@> wrote:

Roy,
where do i find an embee paint striper. i found one with 6 wheels
but
not with 8 wheels.
thanks
eric
sm 376 kimberlite






deck striping

eric freedman
 

Hi Roy,

The link you sent does not have a 3/16" striper.

I ordered this on. Is this the one you used?



http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/2840/Master-Double-Line-Str
iper-Set.htm

thanks

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite 376 kimberlite



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of rbenven44
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 4:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: to Roy on Excalibur SM#195



Hi Eric,

Here's where I bought my striper:
http://www.misterar
<http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/2841/MASTER-Single->
t.com/store/view/001/group_id/2841/MASTER-Single-
Line-Striper-Set.htm

It's an art supply store.

Good luck, Roy

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@...> wrote:


Roy,
where do i find an embee paint striper. i found one with 6 wheels but
not with 8 wheels.
thanks
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


Galley sink debris strainer

Zanareva
 

Back in January Ian & Judy on Pen Azen posted a note on how they solved
the problem on preventing debris from entering the bilge from the
galley and head sinks. Another method that I'm trying involves using
a 'leaf catcher' that's installed right below the galley sink drain. I
purchased it at Pinch a Penny pool supply store for $35.99. The unit is
clear lexan so you can see what's collected and the o-ring gasketed top
is easy to open to remove the basket for cleaning. I've posted a couple
of photos in the folder "Sink Strainer".

Richard
SM "Spice"


Re: to Roy on Excalibur SM#195

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Eric,

Here's where I bought my striper:
http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/2841/MASTER-Single-
Line-Striper-Set.htm

It's an art supply store.

Good luck, Roy

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@...> wrote:

Roy,
where do i find an embee paint striper. i found one with 6 wheels but
not with 8 wheels.
thanks
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


Embee Striper No 1100

eric freedman
 

John,
i couldn't find that website.
Fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne on Bali Hai"
<annejohn@...> wrote:

I have a 30amp plus a 50amp charger. They are It seems to me
programmed
sso that the 30 should be turned on first and the other after a
minute
od so to let the charge rate stabilise. The 50amp one does not
take the
volts up to 28.8 and indeed does nothing much once the volts reach
about 27 whereas the 30amp one will take them up to 28.6.
At one time Amel told me that the output can be increased by
carefully
scraping the red locking varnish off the left hand trimmer in the
middle and near the bottom of the board and turning it clockwise
to
increase the volts. I tried this and broke the trimmer...perhaps I
should have asked a technician to replace the trimmer in the first
place.
The chargers are standard models altered to meet Amel's spec. I
sent
mine back to the Reya's factory in the south of France and asked
them
to repair it and also to change it back to the standard spec.
which
they did and all has been well since. The contact is an Irish girl
whose name is Lucy Kelly lucy.kelly at reya.com
Eric,
After spending a long time Googling I have found a supplier for
the
striper. contact louatantiqueboat.com and specify Embee Striper
Model
No 1100 for $29.99. There is a lot of help on painting the
stripes if
you enter words like false teak decks in the search box on this
site.

Would people please list the subject of their messages so that the
search machine can do it's job.

Regards, Anne and John SM319


Dolphin Battery Chargers and Embee Striper No 1100

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

I have a 30amp plus a 50amp charger. They are It seems to me programmed
sso that the 30 should be turned on first and the other after a minute
od so to let the charge rate stabilise. The 50amp one does not take the
volts up to 28.8 and indeed does nothing much once the volts reach
about 27 whereas the 30amp one will take them up to 28.6.
At one time Amel told me that the output can be increased by carefully
scraping the red locking varnish off the left hand trimmer in the
middle and near the bottom of the board and turning it clockwise to
increase the volts. I tried this and broke the trimmer...perhaps I
should have asked a technician to replace the trimmer in the first
place.
The chargers are standard models altered to meet Amel's spec. I sent
mine back to the Reya's factory in the south of France and asked them
to repair it and also to change it back to the standard spec. which
they did and all has been well since. The contact is an Irish girl
whose name is Lucy Kelly lucy.kelly at reya.com
Eric,
After spending a long time Googling I have found a supplier for the
striper. contact louatantiqueboat.com and specify Embee Striper Model
No 1100 for $29.99. There is a lot of help on painting the stripes if
you enter words like false teak decks in the search box on this site.

Would people please list the subject of their messages so that the
search machine can do it's job.

Regards, Anne and John SM319


to Roy on Excalibur SM#195

eric freedman
 

Roy,
where do i find an embee paint striper. i found one with 6 wheels but
not with 8 wheels.
thanks
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


Re: question on the SM engine vent loop

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi John,
Sounds right to me. The water comes out of the engine exhaust loop,
not the generator exhaust. It is meant to reassure you that the
intake seacock is open and that the impeller is working, without
having to look over the side at the exhaust. Your observations are
consistent with my experience.

Roy on Excalibur, SM #195

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "john martin" <symoondog@...>
wrote:

Can anyone tell me how much, if any, water is normally supposed to
come out
of the little pipe that vents out of the engine room from the top
of the
anti siphon loop above the engine, and vents/drains into the
cockpit drain
area just forward of the line locker for the mizzen mast ? When
my engine
is idling a very small amount of water comes out, and when I push
the rpm
above 2000 rpm, quite a lot of water comes out. When I run just
the
generator alone, no water comes out.
Thanks much
John Martin
Moon Dog SM #248

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Re: 2 topics: Algae-X and the SM aft cabin vanity

rainer_bichlbauer
 

Hi John,

With great interest I followed your experience with the "Algae-X Fuel
Filter". It sounds terrific! However, after studying the respective
web-page I still have no clue what size unit I will need for my SM
143. Would you be so kind to help me?
Thank you in advance.
Rainer Bichlbauer
S/Y GIGUE SM 143/95


question on the SM engine vent loop

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Can anyone tell me how much, if any, water is normally supposed to come out of the little pipe that vents out of the engine room from the top of the anti siphon loop above the engine, and vents/drains into the cockpit drain area just forward of the line locker for the mizzen mast ? When my engine is idling a very small amount of water comes out, and when I push the rpm above 2000 rpm, quite a lot of water comes out. When I run just the generator alone, no water comes out.
Thanks much
John Martin
Moon Dog SM #248

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2 topics: Algae-X and the SM aft cabin vanity

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Id like to thank the gentleman on this net who wrote a few years ago about installing an Algae-X fuel filter in his SM to eliminate the constant black streak problem from the engine exhaust. I bought one a year ago and have not had to clean the side of the boat since. I dont know how it works, but you just install it and forget about it, absolutely no maintenance. The best $170 I ever spent !

I also want to offer a belated response to emails some time ago about the aft cabin vanity. We never used the vanity and it occupies a lot of volume so we decided to make a cabinet out of it. See photos on this site in our folder Moon Dog. The little seat removes very easily (and can be reinstalled easily as well). We put one shelf inside, made of 16 deep household variety plastic coated wire shelving) that rests on the conduit ridge molded into the hull and is screwed to the existing bulkheads. The cabinet front is just a pices of varnished mahogany plywood, with 2 doors similar in style to the Amel doors (although we need to stain the edging dark to match the rest of the boat). We left the carpet in and the cabinet front is screwed in on each side through the existing bulkheads. All our improvements can be easily removed if needed. My wife loves it as it is a large cabinet that can hold bulky items such as linens, blankets, and many, many pairs of shoes as well.

We also installed some very simple book bars in the cabin cubbyholes. We got tired of all the books dumping out whenever we had a somewhat rolly passage ! See photos on this site in our folder.

John Martin
Moon Dog SM #248

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Re: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki for sale, SM insurance values

Anne & John Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Hi Lynda,
Can you give me some idea of the price and age etc. of the 53 you sold, whether VAT paid etc. so I can check my insurance
as no one answered my earlier posting seeking help before I over or under insured my 2001 SM.

Best wishes, John


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki for sale

LYNDA FIELDEN <lynda.fielden1@...>
 

Hi Chris
I have recently sold an Amel 53 and am looking something smaller.
Can you advise what price she is for sale at. Also forward details of her general condition, location in Spain etc.
I am currently in Malaga.
Thanks
Lynda

sharkichris <amelsharki@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi everyone
Just wanted to let you know that I own a 1980 Sharki (hull nr 24) and
have sadly decided to sell her. She is located in Spain and if anyone
would like more details please let me know. Thanks.
Regards
Chris


Sharki for sale

sharkichris
 

Hi everyone
Just wanted to let you know that I own a 1980 Sharki (hull nr 24) and
have sadly decided to sell her. She is located in Spain and if anyone
would like more details please let me know. Thanks.
Regards
Chris


Re: hot water

Ken & Judy <goldendaze@...>
 

I replaced the old water heater with the 11 gal. Force 10.
You can have Chuck at Sailorman order one if he doesn't have
it in stock. It is 110V and engine heated. SS outside box,
with aluminum tank. It is also higher
and shorter, thus giving space between the heater and
generator for storage. The existing hoses from the Perkins
reached, with no modification. I put a epoxied plywood base to
sit it on. Because of the height, I had to cut and pop rivet
one corner of the ss outside box to wiggle it into the space.
Whether engine or 110v water will still be quite warm the
next morning. At the dock we usually only turn
it on in the morning and maybe a bit
in evening, rather that leave it on all the time.
A big improvement over original.

We also used the Force 10 three burner stove, although you
have to do some cutting to get it to fit. Also much better
than the old stove.

Ken Coats & Judy Golden
Golden Daze
Maramu #192 (1985)


Re: hot water

tonic102004 <aebersoldp@...>
 

Hi,
I also just replaced my hotwater maker by a isotemp heater. Amel
Hyeres did recommend this type and I have red a product evaluation
where that came out as best product.
I think that is acutally one of the best you can find.
Best Regards
Paul SM 227

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi,
I just replaced mine with an isotemp heater. Very little work
required.
I just had to extend the exhaust pipe on the generator to fit in
the heater.
I believe that is the one that Amel is now using.
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of terrance
hession
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 12:52 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] hot water

I need to replace the hot water heater in my 1989 Amel Maramu .
What I would

like to find out is what brand it is and where I can obtain one. I
am
currently in Fort Lauderdale .
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Terry Hession SV MARION

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Watermaker end cap removal

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Gary, your photos of stripping down the watermaker proved invaluable. Many thanks.
I think I may be able to add one suggestion. I struggled unsuccessfully with two strap wrenches to remove the end caps, but then it came to me. Take one jubilee clip and a short length of webbing and trap the two ends of the webbing between the jubilee clip and the endcap to make a loop.
Sitting in the cockpit, open a beer, put the loop over one of the cleats on the mizzen mast , hold the black tube with two hands and gently pull. Bingo!
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Piriapolis, Uruguay

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[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: watermaker

dan_bergin <captdan@...>
 

Do you have any more details on the seals for the bowthruster.
Actual sizes and where to get them? I am in Venezuela and leaving
for the ABC's this week. And just noticed oily water seeping from the
shaft of the unit. How about info on changing the oil in the unit
while the boat is in the water?
THANKS
Dan Bergin
captdan@sailpapa.com
S/V PAPA II (formally Lady Divina)

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman"
<kimberlite@...> wrote:

Gary,
the watermaker membrane assembly is apart. Just a Sears rubber
strap
wrench on the end caps and it came apart in 10 minutes.
----thanks for all the help and pix. i ordered the membranes from
your source and the "o"rings from maryland metrics. they had them
in
stock--ps they also have the amel metric lips seals for the bow
thruster. I ordered new end caps and connecting bobbin from amel.
mine looked a little too worn.

my question de jour is why did you mount the omega quality sensor
in
a loop parallel to the water flow and not in series with the output
water?

also did you have any trouble connecting the blue 3/8 inch plastic
hose to the Amel fitting? did you heat it to fit over the fitting?

Fair winds,
eric



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@> wrote:

Gary,

Thanks for the reference-

Oddly enough, I had purchased an r/o unit for my house from them
on eBay a
year ago.

Much easier than lugging bottled water.

Works great.



Just in case, I purchased the calibration liquid from Omega.

However, I believe that the membranes are a goner. VERY
DISSAPOINING!!

If they are dead-This weekend the membranes come out.



I had planned to head into the Pacific from St Martin last month
but headed
home to New York for some additional work before heading off.

What a disaster that would have been -imagine trying to get the
unit fixed
in the Galapagos.



Thanks for all your help.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 4:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: watermaker



Eric:

See message # 2290, The vendor for the membranes is
in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Gary--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%
40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, eric <kimberlite@>
wrote:

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the clarification.

I could not find the post that stated where you purchased your
new
membranes.

Could you give me the name and contact info?

Thanks

Eric






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] hot water

eric freedman
 

Hi,
I just replaced mine with an isotemp heater. Very little work required.
I just had to extend the exhaust pipe on the generator to fit in the heater.
I believe that is the one that Amel is now using.
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of terrance hession
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 12:52 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] hot water

I need to replace the hot water heater in my 1989 Amel Maramu . What I would

like to find out is what brand it is and where I can obtain one. I am
currently in Fort Lauderdale .
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Terry Hession SV MARION

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Re: hot water

Zanareva
 

Terry,
As part of the refit on my 1989 SM, I replaced the original water
heater with an Isotemp all stainless steel unit. As a matter of
comparison, after running the diesel for 45 minutes during the
afternoon, the Isotemp water heater actually kept the water hot
overnight whereas the water in the original unit was lukewarm. I picked
it up from E-Marine in Ft. Lauderdale.
Richard
SM #5 Spice


I need to replace the hot water heater in my 1989 Amel Maramu . What
I would
like to find out is what brand it is and where I can obtain one. I am
currently in Fort Lauderdale .
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Terry Hession SV MARION