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Re: [Amel] Super maramu Locker locks

eric freedman
 

John,
Thanks,
I am looking for the maker or part number of the hinged bracket that the
goiot knob screws into.
Thanks
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite 376

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of john martin
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 9:22 AM
To: Amel YAHOO GROUP
Subject: RE: [Amel] Super maramu Locker locks


Eric, the knobs are Goiot, don't know the part no. You may have to take a
picture and e-mail it to them. The screws are tapped into the
fibreglass.They stripped out. Just drill a longer hole through the
fibreglass and put a longer bolt with a nut on it. If you want to do it
first class put some grease on the bolt and after installing it, fiberglass
over the nut and bolt. It will make it smooth and keep you from hitting your
head on the bolt or tearing a sail,etc. The nut should stay in place and the
grease on the bolt should make it easy to get it out. I think the bolt size
is 4mm, like hard to find.
John "Moon Dog" SM248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: kimberlite@optonline.net
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 21:07:47 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Super maramu Locker locks







Hi,
Does anyone know the maker or where I can obtain the assembly that keeps the
deck lockers closed. The stern locker on my boat has a broken assembly. I
believe the knobs are Goiot however i could not find the rest of the
assembly . Also when i removed one of the screws that hold the assembly on i
was not able to reinstall it. it is a very long screw and I wonder what it
was screwing in to.
fair winds
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite











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Re: [Amel] Round the world complete

eric freedman
 

Congratulations
Fair winds
Eric
sv Kimberlite sm 376


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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Louise o Bengt
Mårtensson
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 8:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Round the world complete





Hi
We are just back home again after completing our circumnavigation in one
Super Maramu 2000.
Louise and Bengt






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SM 160 liter water maker FilmTec Membranes

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

We replaced the FilmTec Membranes SW30-2540 in the 160 liter water maker and immediately went to almost 200 liters/hour on the sight-gauge and 74ppm TDS. I assume that the new FilmTec membranes are of higher quality than the ones we bought 4 years ago. We purchased these for $190 each at www.airwaterice.com (sales"at"airwaterice.com) 772-461-0256 located in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

They do not package for, nor do I think they ship internationally. We had the membranes shipped to a relative who packaged each one inside a 40" long 3" PVC pipe with PVC end caps, then placed in a duffel bag as checked luggage.

Best,

Bill
s/v Bebe SM2 #387
Mackay, Australia


Re: Round the world complete

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Hearty congratulations. We are almost half-way around so I realize what an accomplishment your circumnavigation has been. Wish you had mentioned here "back home" is and your boat hull number/name.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

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Hi
We are just back home again after completing our circumnavigation in one Super Maramu 2000.
Louise and Bengt


Re: [Amel] Maramu vs SM

Dave_Benjamin
 

Eric,

We own Maramu hull #29 so we know a bit about the older Maramu. We met some wonderful people with a SM and spent some time on that boat so we have a bit of perspective on the differences.

I am not sure about your storage needs but the Maramu has plenty of storage for a couple or small family in our opinion. A dive compressor could easily be accommodated.

Our Maramu was built in 1979 as Henri Amel's personal boat and was not equipped with a bow thruster. In our short year with the boat I don't feel it needs one. Others may have different opinions. The SM we were on was a 1997. The boat is far more complex in every respect. The Maramu has a conventional shaft exiting the boat via a stuffing box. the SM has a U-Drive arrangment. Our boat has a simple DC electrical system. The SM has a generator and a more complex electrical system. The standard equipment list on the SM is quite extensive. The SM we visited had a clothes washer, dishwasher, watermaker, and other niceties. We have an electric genoa furler but the rest of the sails are habdled conventionally. The SM is an all furling rig. The SM has a larger double spreader rig and will have commensurately higher costs for new sails and rigging. However furling sails are less expensive than battened sails so it's quite possible you would spend less money on a
furling main for a SM than a full batten main for a Maramu.

Our boat had an extensive refit by the previous owner so practically all systems are new. From talking to another Maramu owner I think you may find some shortcomings in the original electrical system. We have a new Yanmar but from that I hear the original Perkins 4-154 can still be adequately serviced.

Many people have replaced the original Necco AP's in the Maramu's.

Everyone has their own preferences and requirements. For me I like the comparative simplicity of our Maramu. Others obviously love their SM's and are willing to invest the extra time, money, and effort in maintaining the additional systems.

If you are on a tight budget I think your dollar or Euro may go a lot further with an older Maramu, particularly if you can find one that has been updated significantly. We were most fortunate in that respect, finding a boat that had $130K USD invested in a refit that left us a boat with all major systems replaced. The boat still needs work however the major (and costly) items have all been handled.

There is no right or wrong answer to offer. Both boats are great boats. Hopefully you will hear from more people who have owned both as they have the best perspective to offer. One of the previous owners of our boat traded it in for a SM after owning it for 16 or 17 years and there are others with similar experience.

--- On Mon, 6/15/09, ericmeury <ericmeury@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: ericmeury <ericmeury@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Amel] Maramu vs SM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, June 15, 2009, 8:56 AM

















anybody out there with solid experience on the older Maramu's (not sm)...i've seen a few on the net, some with the bow thruster some with out.



I'm thinking with my budget i probably can only afford the older Amel Maramu and because it is less than 50ft it will be a cheaper rate on the dockage.



Any systems known to be a problem. I heard that the bow thruster seals leak on the older boats, but that could be just the guy that doesn't have one trying to sleep at night.



anybody have an anboard air compressor for diving. (that might be a good discussion on a seperate post)



Storage issues as there is no rear "garage"



thank




























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Re: [Amel] Maramu vs SM

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We have owned both type boats.  The Maramu is a less hi tech boat.  We did not have a dive compressor.  We did enjoy have the batteries charged by the prop shaft alternator.  The is no garage.  Ours was an an early '83 boat so only a roller head sail.  We like the galley table layout better but I have to say that over all the SM is a far better boat.  As for dockage; yes we pay a bit more for the SM.  That said the benefits are equal to the size and speed.

Richard and Joan on Challenge in Annapolis SM 209

--- On Mon, 6/15/09, ericmeury <ericmeury@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: ericmeury <ericmeury@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Amel] Maramu vs SM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, June 15, 2009, 11:56 AM

















anybody out there with solid experience on the older Maramu's (not sm)...i've seen a few on the net, some with the bow thruster some with out.



I'm thinking with my budget i probably can only afford the older Amel Maramu and because it is less than 50ft it will be a cheaper rate on the dockage.



Any systems known to be a problem. I heard that the bow thruster seals leak on the older boats, but that could be just the guy that doesn't have one trying to sleep at night.



anybody have an anboard air compressor for diving. (that might be a good discussion on a seperate post)



Storage issues as there is no rear "garage"



thank































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Maramu vs SM

ericmeury <ericmeury@...>
 

anybody out there with solid experience on the older Maramu's (not sm)...i've seen a few on the net, some with the bow thruster some with out.

I'm thinking with my budget i probably can only afford the older Amel Maramu and because it is less than 50ft it will be a cheaper rate on the dockage.

Any systems known to be a problem. I heard that the bow thruster seals leak on the older boats, but that could be just the guy that doesn't have one trying to sleep at night.

anybody have an anboard air compressor for diving. (that might be a good discussion on a seperate post)

Storage issues as there is no rear "garage"

thank


Re: [Amel] Round the world complete

jlmertz@free.fr <jlmertz@...>
 

Best FELICITAIONS from CottonBay (underway)!!

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Louise o Bengt Mrtensson a crit :



Hi
We are just back home again after completing our circumnavigation in one Super Maramu 2000.
Louise and Bengt


Round the world complete

Louise o Bengt Mårtensson <tintoamel@...>
 

Hi
We are just back home again after completing our circumnavigation in one Super Maramu 2000.
Louise and Bengt


Re: Super Maramu alongside Volvo Ocean Race fleet off Rotterdam

ladyannila <kanalmamman@...>
 

The Amel sailing alongsides Ericsson 3 is Tinto III on their way home to Sweden after beeing sailing around the world. Tinto is an Amel SM2000 from 2004. They crossed their outgoing track just outside La Rochelle, France some days ago.

They are now laying beside us in Falsterbokanalen, Sweden. And it is, as far as we know, the first time two Amel SM is in the same harbour in Sweden. We are at the moment 3 Amel in Sweden, 2 SM and one Maramu.

/Annsofie & Jonas
Lady Annila


Re: [Amel] Super maramu Locker locks

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Eric, the knobs are Goiot, don't know the part no. You may have to take a picture and e-mail it to them. The screws are tapped into the fibreglass.They stripped out. Just drill a longer hole through the fibreglass and put a longer bolt with a nut on it. If you want to do it first class put some grease on the bolt and after installing it, fiberglass over the nut and bolt. It will make it smooth and keep you from hitting your head on the bolt or tearing a sail,etc. The nut should stay in place and the grease on the bolt should make it easy to get it out. I think the bolt size is 4mm, like hard to find.
John "Moon Dog" SM248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: kimberlite@optonline.net
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 21:07:47 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Super maramu Locker locks







Hi,
Does anyone know the maker or where I can obtain the assembly that keeps the deck lockers closed. The stern locker on my boat has a broken assembly. I believe the knobs are
Goiot however i could not find the rest of the assembly . Also when i removed one of the screws that hold the assembly on i was not able to reinstall it. it is a very long screw and I wonder what it was screwing in to.
fair winds
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite

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Re: [Amel] SM Cockpit Table

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

The solution is to sand down the one section,which is the bottom of the table, and prime it with some good primer and paint it white. It faces the sun so varnish will always be a problem. The part that is painted white will be under neath when the table is set up so it will not show. It is less of an eyesore painted white as it tends to blend in with the boat. You may also find it better to store it away under the crew bunk while away for long periods of time as its easy to take off and on. John "Moon Dog" SM248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: swgifford@verizon.net
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 23:37:38 +0000
Subject: [Amel] SM Cockpit Table







Has anyone completed a restoration of the cockpit table? Have you identified what finish was used originally? The side facing the cockpit had weathered (after 8 years) and peeled off in large, pliable sections. The wood beneath is in good shape. I suppose it is a polyurethane finish, but the wood is much lighter than the areas of the table unaffected by the sunlight (which are still in beautiful condition), so applying clear polyurethane does not seem to be the proper course. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

Sherman Gifford
SM291
Richmond, VA









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SM Cockpit Table

sherman.gifford
 

Has anyone completed a restoration of the cockpit table? Have you identified what finish was used originally? The side facing the cockpit had weathered (after 8 years) and peeled off in large, pliable sections. The wood beneath is in good shape. I suppose it is a polyurethane finish, but the wood is much lighter than the areas of the table unaffected by the sunlight (which are still in beautiful condition), so applying clear polyurethane does not seem to be the proper course. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

Sherman Gifford
SM291
Richmond, VA


Super maramu Locker locks

eric freedman
 

Hi,
Does anyone know the maker or where I can obtain the assembly that keeps the deck lockers closed. The stern locker on my boat has a broken assembly. I believe the knobs are
Goiot however i could not find the rest of the assembly . Also when i removed one of the screws that hold the assembly on i was not able to reinstall it. it is a very long screw and I wonder what it was screwing in to.
fair winds
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite


Brand new Goiot taveler car (double w/ 8 wheels) and end stops - for sale in US

Dave_Benjamin
 

I was going to use these until I figured out a cool way to retrofit a Harken system I have already. Rig Rite sells the double car by itself for around $1100 USD. Description of double car below. I also have end stops with single block on top. I will sell the double car and the end stops for $675 with free ground shipping anywhere in the US.

http://rigrite.com/Travellers/Goiot_Travellers/163_track.html

Standard 8-wheel Traveller Car: Goi 163-22:
Heavy-duty 8-Wheel Traveller Car for Goiot 163 Traveller Track consists of (2) Car bodies (as Goiot 163-21, above) joined together with special pivoting shackle attachment. Large T-shaped pivoting shackle attachment has a 10mm (3/8") hole for mainsheet block pin, and 6mm (1/4") holes for control blocks on each side. Car is 8 1/8" (205mm) long with a maximum width of 2 3/4" (70mm). Note: Wheels and axles on these cars are permanently affixed and are not replaceable.


Re: Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and vinegar as a solution

karkauai
 

Thanks, Craig, I'm going to give this a try. Will let you all know how it works.
Kent
Kristy- SM243


Maintenance on the Jib furler

ladyannila <kanalmamman@...>
 

Hi,
we have a SM #232 and I am looking at servicing the jib furler. Has anybody any experience of servicing that specific furler?

Jonas on Lady Annila


[Amel] Re:Head discharge hose clogged with calcification and vinegar as a solution

Craig Briggs
 

I just did a quick "Google" on Muriatic Acid and it seems it's just another name for Hydrocloric Acid.

I'm buying it for 80 eurocents a liter at the grocery store here in Sicily and it's labeled: "Contiene: Tra 5-15% ACIDO CLORIDRICO." Don't know the "Tra 5" part, but I'd guess it's a 15% solution of hydrocloric acid.

And I do just pour it in full strength, although it certainly mixes a bit with the water in the toilet and hose and becomes somewhat more diluted.

I've also gotten it inexpensively in hardware stores where it's sold as "brick cleaner".

It, of course, is strong stuff with bad fumes to be used with caution - I'm reminded of the old ditty: "Johnny was a chemist's son, now Johnny is no more; what Johnny thought was H2O was H2SO4."

Ciao, Craig
aboard "Sangaris" - Santorin #68


Super Maramu alongside Volvo Ocean Race fleet off Rotterdam

marinmeccanica <marinmeccanica@...>
 

Check out the photo in 'VOR' album; wonder if the owner is a member here with details/photos of sailing alongside the Volvo 70s off Rotterdam.
KR


Eno Cooker delivery tubing

icampbell90 <i-campbell@...>
 

Thanks Dave and David

I contacted the local Calor Gas shop who were very helpfull and supplied the part at £25. Apparantley in Chandleries they cost £70,

Ivan Campbell