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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] More Inland Waterway Questions

Thomas Peacock <peacock@...>
 

We own SM #240 and are also headed south from the Chesapeake to South
Carolina in three weeks.

I assume you are talking about going through the ICW; unfortunately,
while the regulations call for a depth of 12 feet, it has been much
neglected over the past few years and has silted up in many areas.
Postings in chat rooms talk about a five foot depth in some spots; I
motored the ICW in a previous boat six years ago, and at times bumped
with a six foot keel. I don't see any alternative for you except the
outside route around Hatteras. There is no place to put in between
Norfolk and Beaufort, NC. Be sure to allow yourself a reasonable
weather window; with planning, it should not be much of a problem,
but the conditions around Hatteras are very fluky and can change
quickly. Always an adventure, but your boat should be able to handle
most of what Hatteras can throw at you.

Tom Peacock
Aletes SM 240

On Oct 18, 2007, at 10:52 AM, blowinahoudy wrote:

We are fairly new members of the group and are heading south from
Maine in two days.

Has anyone talen a 53' Super Maramu from Norfolk, VA. to Beaufort, NC.
recently. We are especially concerned about bridge heights and water
depth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Joe #86
"Brown-Eyed Girl"



More Inland Waterway Questions

blowinahoudy <no_reply@...>
 

We are fairly new members of the group and are heading south from
Maine in two days.

Has anyone talen a 53' Super Maramu from Norfolk, VA. to Beaufort, NC.
recently. We are especially concerned about bridge heights and water
depth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Joe #86
"Brown-Eyed Girl"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: soft dodger material

william rahmig <leonorebt@...>
 

Hi Bill, Thanks for the information. I will check it out.

Bill Rahmig

----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 10/17/2007 6:09:13 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: soft dodger material


Hi Bill,

If I were you I would look closely at Shelter-Rite 18oz. Polyester
which is designed and produced by Seaman Corporation. Their website
is at http://www.shelterritetarps.com/prodspec.html

I understand that several sail lofts are using this fabric for
biminis. It is a woven polyester that is coated and comes in colors.

Their contact info is: Seaman Corporation | 1000 Venture Boulevard
Wooster, Ohio 44691 | Phone 800-927-8578 330-262-1111 Fax
330-263-6950

They will send samples.

Regards,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "william rahmig"
<leonorebt@...> wrote:


Hi everyone,
I am looking for material to replace the folding soft dodger on my
Super Maramu SM72. Does anyone know what type of material it is and
how many yards would be required to make a new one? Also, if you
might know where it may be purchased in the US.

Thanks for any information

Fair Winds,

Bill Rahmig, Leonore of Sark

william rahmig
leonorebt@...
Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.





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Re: bilge grounding strap.

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I had not thought of coating the ground strap. I assume that you are
considering this to insulate the copper from possible corrosion. My
thoughts are: (1) You could not coat it at the base where it attaches
to the 30mm nut. (2) If you use 1/8" copper as I did, you will not
need to worry about the slight deterioration of the copper.

It appears that Amel connected the cast iron keel to the ships
bonding. One purpose of this could be to protect the keel from
electrolysis, but I assume there is more to this because 11 or 12
green/yellow ground (bonding) wires connect to the copper strap that
is connected to the keel.

Incidentally, it appears that Amel grounded my Furuno SSB antenna
tuner not only to bronze ground plates, but also they connected a
green/yellow ground wire to the antenna tuner ground connection which
I assume runs to the copper ground strap in the bilge (I am not
certain that the green/yellow wire on the tuner runs directly to the
ground strap, but I will try to check this the next time I clean the
bilge). I believe this would increase the ground for the antenna
tuner. I checked the wiring diagrams that are in the appendix of the
owner's manual and found nothing for bonding/grounding...possibly just
missing from my manual.

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe - SM2 #387
lying Cartagena, Colombia







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

Bill,
thanks for the fine photos. i was thinking of covering the copper with
liquid electrical insulation . except of course at the connections.
what do you think of that idea?

someone asked about why the keel is bonded to the ships bonding.
it is a good question as the bonding is already connect to the rudder
zincs. my only thought is that is is some kind of lightning
protection , although the rigging has none. otherwise i can only think
that it is used to protect the keel from electrolysis.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


Re: soft dodger material

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Hi Bill,

If I were you I would look closely at Shelter-Rite 18oz. Polyester
which is designed and produced by Seaman Corporation. Their website
is at http://www.shelterritetarps.com/prodspec.html

I understand that several sail lofts are using this fabric for
biminis. It is a woven polyester that is coated and comes in colors.

Their contact info is: Seaman Corporation | 1000 Venture Boulevard
Wooster, Ohio 44691 | Phone 800-927-8578 · 330-262-1111 · Fax
330-263-6950

They will send samples.

Regards,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "william rahmig"
<leonorebt@...> wrote:


Hi everyone,
I am looking for material to replace the folding soft dodger on my
Super Maramu SM72. Does anyone know what type of material it is and
how many yards would be required to make a new one? Also, if you
might know where it may be purchased in the US.

Thanks for any information

Fair Winds,

Bill Rahmig, Leonore of Sark

william rahmig
leonorebt@...
Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] inland waterway New York to Norfolk?

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi, I would not plan on going into any of the NJ bays
as they are shallow and the fixed bridges at Toms
River will give you some problems. Check the
charts.... Also DO NOT use Barneget Inlet as it
shoals and will have breaking waves if it is east or
northeast.

You can not use the Cape May canal either... You can
use the C&D canal. By the way just south of the break
water before entering is a great place to drop the
hook for the night... It can be very interesting to
use the marinas in the C&D as they shoal.

Good luck
Richard SM 209

--- blowinahoudy <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Has anyone made the trip in an Amel Super Maqramu 53
(1992 #86)? I am
interested in the bridge heights and if anyone has
done the above trip
recently. We plan on heading south in about a week
and any thoughts
would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe


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inland waterway New York to Norfolk?

blowinahoudy <no_reply@...>
 

Has anyone made the trip in an Amel Super Maqramu 53 (1992 #86)? I am
interested in the bridge heights and if anyone has done the above trip
recently. We plan on heading south in about a week and any thoughts
would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe


soft dodger material

william rahmig <leonorebt@...>
 

Hi everyone,
I am looking for material to replace the folding soft dodger on my Super Maramu SM72. Does anyone know what type of material it is and how many yards would be required to make a new one? Also, if you might know where it may be purchased in the US.

Thanks for any information

Fair Winds,

Bill Rahmig, Leonore of Sark

william rahmig
leonorebt@earthlink.net
Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.


bilge grounding strap.

eric freedman
 

Bill,
thanks for the fine photos. i was thinking of covering the copper with
liquid electrical insulation . except of course at the connections.
what do you think of that idea?

someone asked about why the keel is bonded to the ships bonding.
it is a good question as the bonding is already connect to the rudder
zincs. my only thought is that is is some kind of lightning
protection , although the rigging has none. otherwise i can only think
that it is used to protect the keel from electrolysis.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge - Ground Strap

eric freedman
 

Bill,
thanks
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
Date: Monday, October 15, 2007 10:01 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge - Ground Strap
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Eric,

The nut is 30mm.

- I used 3 12" extensions to be able to reach the nut with a socket
and ratchet. When the nut was loosened it fell clear of the
socket.

- I used a "push button flexible-shaft pick-up tool" to get the nut
out of the bilge.

- I replaced the copper strap with a 1/8" x 2" piece of copper and
bent it according to the photos in the folder "Bilge Ground
Strap" in
photo section of this website.

- To replace the nut, I wrapped the nut with 1 layer of masking tape
so that it stuck to the inside of the socket. Incidentally,
when I
removed the nut I noticed that Amel had used plastic tape it to hold
it in a socket when the boat was built...I pulled the plastic
tape in
the shape of the nut from the bilge.

- I cut off the copper ground strap from the ground wires and
cut each
wire back about 2"...then I crimped terminals on the ends of freshly
stripped wires.

- I temporarily used 2 stainless bolts to attached the terminals to
holes drilled through the copper.

- As soon as I can find brass bolts and nuts, I will replace the
stainless bplts/nuts with brass.

BTW, according to Oliver Beaute, the stud and corresponding nut that
the ground strap is connected to does NOT support the cast iron keel.

I hope all of this helps.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
Cartagena Colombia



hi,
i have a couple of questions about removing the nut. i
believe i
have a 30 mm socket on board as it is the same one i use for
the
prop puller.

how did you get the nut out of the bilge? how did you get
the
nut back on the bolt..

incidentally, i found an brush with a pole that extends to
about
5 feet with a round brush at the end.
i believe it is used to remove cobwebs from ceilings. it is
fantastic to scrub the walls of the bilge sump.
Fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Racor filter

eric freedman
 

Bill,
that is exactly what i do . i occasionally use the outboard filter jut to change the stagnant fuel.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
Date: Monday, October 15, 2007 10:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Racor filter
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Eric,

I agree. My only solution is that I reserve the outboard filter for
emergency use only...if anyone can figure out something better,
I am
all ears.

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite@... wrote:

hi,
i have a
yanmar engine with a dual racor filter. the outboard filter is very
difficult and messy to drain.
does anyone have a easy solution to this problem.

also how do you clean under the engine?
fair winds,
eric
sm376 kimberlite





Re: Super Maramu 2001 FOR SALE

Ziggy Ejsmont <ziggy@...>
 

Please, provide more details including price.

Regards,

Ziggy Ejsmont


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John Blyth" <villasail@...>
wrote:


Very reluctantly my wife and I have decided to put our yacht up for
sale. We had planned a circumnavigation this November but unforeseen
illness has scuppered our plans, and unfortunately I am forced to give
up sailing. She is a SM 2001, hull no 330 with a host of extras
including Yanmar, brand new Dessalator 160 litr /hr watermaker last
season, ICOM SSB and a magnificent Besenzoni hydraulic passarelle.She
is Euro tax paid. She has had very little use and is in pristine
condition, lying in the Med. Please contact via e mail for further
details.


Aft cabin bigger bunk and Autoprop fouling

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

We did a big job in order to get a bigger double bunk. There are some
pics in the Changes to Bali Hai album. It is great at at anchor
although Anne has to climb over my legs to get out before me. It is
alsso great when the boat is heeled as only one person will be using
it at a time and that person can lie fore and aft on the downhill
side.Construction details are given in msg #898.
I also know when the autoprop needs cleaning because even a small
amount of fouling will cause it to use too coarse a pitch and the
engine cannot reach full revs.If the fouling is bad the engine will
attempt to go faster and put out a lot of black smoke to foul the
topsides.
We have connected a long hose to the regulator on the airbottle with
a scuba mouthpiece on the other end so that the bottle can stay on
deck midships whilst I clean the prop and or antifouling.
Normally cleaning the prop is necessary about three times a season
but this year I sanded it and gave it two coats of black propellor
antifouling called AqualinePlus from Jotun or Penguin Yachting. My
can was made in Italy by Orazio Brignola S.p.A but there is also an
address for Jotun Iberica S.A. in Barcelona.
The boat went in the water in May and I dived to clean the prop in
August clutching my wire brush,scraper and scourer. There were a
number of very small barnacles which were dead as they came off as
soon as I brushed them with my gardening gloves. I dived on the prop
again a couple of weeks ago and found virtually no fouling on it.
This was as I expected as the engine could still get up to 3100 revs
in flat water and no wind.

All the best, John, SM 319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge - Ground Strap

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Bill, Eric and anybody else on the forum with electrical insights:

This is all great info as no doubt we will all need to do this service
sooner or later. However, what are your thoughts, or has Olivier
indicated to you, why all the bonding wires terminate in this fashion
in the bilge.
1. Is it because the keel is a route to sea water, (or is
it really a route for electrical current to sea water if it is properly
primed and painted??),

OR

2. Is it just to bond the keel to all other bonded items and serves
as a common termination point. My understanding is that the
purpose of a bonding wire is to keep every metal part at equal
potential to prevent galvanic corrosion due to stray current,
is that correct?

Standing by for further enlightenment.

Gary

s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335


Re: Racor filter

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I agree. My only solution is that I reserve the outboard filter for
emergency use only...if anyone can figure out something better, I am
all ears.

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite@... wrote:

hi,
i have a
yanmar engine with a dual racor filter. the outboard filter is very
difficult and messy to drain.
does anyone have a easy solution to this problem.

also how do you clean under the engine?
fair winds,
eric
sm376 kimberlite


[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge - Ground Strap

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

The nut is 30mm.

- I used 3 12" extensions to be able to reach the nut with a socket
and ratchet. When the nut was loosened it fell clear of the socket.

- I used a "push button flexible-shaft pick-up tool" to get the nut
out of the bilge.

- I replaced the copper strap with a 1/8" x 2" piece of copper and
bent it according to the photos in the folder "Bilge Ground Strap" in
photo section of this website.

- To replace the nut, I wrapped the nut with 1 layer of masking tape
so that it stuck to the inside of the socket. Incidentally, when I
removed the nut I noticed that Amel had used plastic tape it to hold
it in a socket when the boat was built...I pulled the plastic tape in
the shape of the nut from the bilge.

- I cut off the copper ground strap from the ground wires and cut each
wire back about 2"...then I crimped terminals on the ends of freshly
stripped wires.

- I temporarily used 2 stainless bolts to attached the terminals to
holes drilled through the copper.

- As soon as I can find brass bolts and nuts, I will replace the
stainless bplts/nuts with brass.

BTW, according to Oliver Beaute, the stud and corresponding nut that
the ground strap is connected to does NOT support the cast iron keel.

I hope all of this helps.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387
Cartagena Colombia


hi,
i have a couple of questions about removing the nut. i believe i
have a 30 mm socket on board as it is the same one i use for the
prop puller.

how did you get the nut out of the bilge? how did you get the
nut back on the bolt..

incidentally, i found an brush with a pole that extends to about
5 feet with a round brush at the end.
i believe it is used to remove cobwebs from ceilings. it is
fantastic to scrub the walls of the bilge sump.
Fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


Racor filter

eric freedman
 

hi,
i have a
yanmar engine with a dual racor filter. the outboard filter is very difficult and messy to drain.
does anyone have a easy solution to this problem.

also how do you clean under the engine?
fair winds,
eric
sm376 kimberlite


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge - Ground Strap

eric freedman
 

i forgot to mention it came from home depot , but i am sure some form of it is available worldwide.
eric

----- Original Message -----
From: kimberlite@optonline.net
Date: Monday, October 15, 2007 5:02 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge - Ground Strap
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

hi,
i have a couple of questions about removing the nut. i believe i
have a 30 mm socket on board as it is the same one i use for the
prop puller.

how did you get the nut out of the bilge? how did you get the
nut back on the bolt..

incidentally, i found an brush with a pole that extends to about
5 feet with a round brush at the end.
i believe it is used to remove cobwebs from ceilings. it is
fantastic to scrub the walls of the bilge sump.
Fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlit
----- Original Message -----
From: Judy
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:37 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge - Ground Strap
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Greetings from BeBe,

While cleaning the bilge sump today I noticed that the Ground Strap
was broken just above the keel bolt/nut. I uploaded a photo in
a new
album titled "Bilge - Ground Strap".

Has anyone experienced this issue and repaired it?

It appears that I will need a 1/2" drive socket of unknown
size
and an
extension of about 55" or 140cm to be able to unscrew the keel
bolt nut.

I am curious if a copper strap should be fabricated or if
heavy wire
would be adequate?

Any input recommendations would be helpful.

By the way, I clean the bilge sump about every 3 - 4 months.
The last
time I cleaned it was during a haul-out in June 2007. The ground
strap appeared to be fine in June. I am not sure when it
failed, but
I have noticed what appears to be erosion of the SSB ground
plates.
Any suggestions or input on this subject would also be appreciated.

Regards to all,

Bill Rouse, sailing with Captain Judy
S/V BeBe - SM2 #387
anchored Cartagena Colombia





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge - Ground Strap

eric freedman
 

hi,
i have a couple of questions about removing the nut. i believe i have a 30 mm socket on board as it is the same one i use for the prop puller.

how did you get the nut out of the bilge? how did you get the nut back on the bolt..

incidentally, i found an brush with a pole that extends to about 5 feet with a round brush at the end.
i believe it is used to remove cobwebs from ceilings. it is fantastic to scrub the walls of the bilge sump.
Fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlit

----- Original Message -----
From: Judy
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:37 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge - Ground Strap
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Greetings from BeBe,

While cleaning the bilge sump today I noticed that the Ground Strap
was broken just above the keel bolt/nut. I uploaded a photo in
a new
album titled "Bilge - Ground Strap".

Has anyone experienced this issue and repaired it?

It appears that I will need a 1/2" drive socket of unknown size
and an
extension of about 55" or 140cm to be able to unscrew the keel
bolt nut.

I am curious if a copper strap should be fabricated or if heavy wire
would be adequate?

Any input recommendations would be helpful.

By the way, I clean the bilge sump about every 3 - 4 months.
The last
time I cleaned it was during a haul-out in June 2007. The ground
strap appeared to be fine in June. I am not sure when it
failed, but
I have noticed what appears to be erosion of the SSB ground
plates.
Any suggestions or input on this subject would also be appreciated.

Regards to all,

Bill Rouse, sailing with Captain Judy
S/V BeBe - SM2 #387
anchored Cartagena Colombia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autpprop bearings - Replacement

eric freedman
 

gary,
i have 2200 hours on mine and the prop seems fine , the blades are tight and rotate in a linear plane.
i lubricate the ell out of the prop every year.
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Shepherd
Date: Monday, October 15, 2007 12:48 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autpprop bearings - Replacement
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Ian


-------Original Message-------

From: amelliahona
Date: 29/09/2007 03:34:59
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autpprop bearings - Replacement

JP:

I don't recall this being discussed on the forum before.

I purchased the overhaul kit that includes the bearings, seals
and
the special wrench from AB Marine last year. It does not include
the small lubricating hole plug screws or their o-rings. The
cost
for that kit, the wrench, a half dozen screws and o-rings was
$507 USD. (A bit on the expensive side I thought.)

I haven't done the job yet so I can't comment how hard it is or
the
before and after results. I was planning on doing it just as routine
preventative maintenance as I hit the 600 hour mark.

Regards,

Gary Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335

with the intent of doing the overhau --- In
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
galacsea2000 wrote:

I may be asking questions that have already been addressed but the
search engine is not working. Has any one replaced the
bearings on the
SM2000 Autoprop? How difficult is it? Did you noticed a clear
improvement after (vibration, noise, performance..) ? How many hours
did you go before relacing the bearings?
Any help will be appreciated.
JP on GalacSea Hull #289