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Perkins engine hours

Jens Henriksen <jens_henriksen@...>
 

I believe to have been told, that Perkins recommends a rebuild of the engine after 5000 hours of operation.

How does that match with practical experiences from owners of Maramu's and Super Maramu's ?

regards
--

Jens Henriksen
Denmark


Re: security Windward Islands

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

I have left my boat during the hurricane season in Grenada at the
marina in Hartman for a number of years with a local taking care of
it. Nothing has ever been stolen. The lines have been tended and
when a storm hit she was properly cared for. There is also a new
marina on the south side of Grenada that I am told is excellent. The
advantage of the marina described below although it is not in the
greatest shape is that it is a moorings station and personnel are
available for almost any service. Do not consider leaving your boat
at the club in St. Georges. There indeed you can encounter crime.

Arnold


--- In amelyachtowners@..., Claude Roessiger
<nearlynothing@y...> wrote:
I intend to base my SM in the Windward Islands this
winter. Most probably Grenada at the Yacht Club Marina
in St. George's or St. Lucia at the Rodney Bay Marina.
I know both and both have seemed safe. A recent issue
of Yachting World suggests otherwise, even speaking of
"all the time crime" on Grenada. The boat will be left
untended for about 4-5 weeks; the rest of the time,
when we're not aboard, there will be a female crew on
board, alone, and her security would also be a
concern, if there is cause. Both these facilities
represent that they have 24 hour guard.
I'd be interested in any thoughts regarding (a) the
boat's security at these facilities, and (b) the
crew's security on the respective islands.
Thanks very much.
Cheers!
Claude Roessiger SM#308, Nanuq

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] security Windward Islands

Claude Roessiger <nearlynothing@...>
 

Thanks very much for the info.
Best regards,
Claude

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Re: Insurance

Jochen Hofmann
 

Hi Ian,
to the best of my knowledge Pantaenius would still cover you - even singlehanded. We have a 1984 Maramu (and in some respects envy you for the SM2000) and so far never had any troubles with them, but then, so far we never had to make a claim...

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From: "Ian Shepherd"


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 07:31:16 -0000
From: "Ian Shepherd"
Subject: Insurance

Hi Everyone,

as I am sure many of you are aware, there are big changes happening in the boat insurance world. My previous insurers are tightening up and it looks like single handed sailing, which we all know is a breeze on an Amel, may not in future be covered.

Does anyone know of a good company that will provide single handed cover for a Maltese registered Super Maramu 2000 in the areas of the N. Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific please?

Regards

Ian Shepherd






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Re: security Windward Islands

jjwiggin02 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Claude Roessiger
<nearlynothing@y...> wrote:
I intend to base my SM in the Windward Islands this
winter. Most probably Grenada at the Yacht Club Marina
in St. George's or St. Lucia at the Rodney Bay Marina.
I know both and both have seemed safe. A recent issue
of Yachting World suggests otherwise, even speaking of
"all the time crime" on Grenada. The boat will be left
untended for about 4-5 weeks; the rest of the time,
when we're not aboard, there will be a female crew on
board, alone, and her security would also be a
concern, if there is cause. Both these facilities
represent that they have 24 hour guard.
I'd be interested in any thoughts regarding (a) the
boat's security at these facilities, and (b) the
crew's security on the respective islands.
Thanks very much.
Cheers!
Claude Roessiger SM#308, Nanuq
We left our SM at Rodney Bay Marina for 4-5 weeks following the last
ARC (Dec and Jan). We had no problems and felt very secure. I cannot
speak for Grenada.

Jim Wiggin
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Re: yanmar burning oil

jjwiggin02 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
have any of you experienced your yanmar burning oil?
i have a 4jh3hte. If so how much?
my previous yanmar a 4jh3e did not burn any oil.
thanks
eric
I have seen the "soot" by my exhaust on my new (Sept.) SM. Neither
the generator or the engine have shown any sign of consuming oil, so I
presume it is due to incomplete combustion of the fuel, either from
running the genset with too small a load, or cruising with the engine
at economy RPMs.

Jim Wiggin


Re: YANMAR ENGINE PROBLEMS

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

i do not believe the gold solenoid (made by valeo) was your problem.
the yanmar has a floating ground and the solenoid only closes the
negative side so the starter motor will work.
i believe your problem is probably the black relay (from yanmar)
just forward of the gold valeo solenoid.
where are you located?
eric
s/v kimberlite SM # 376

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "the Lundstroms"
<linneasail@h...> wrote:
Re: YANMAR ENGINE PROBLEMS

We are also having problems with shutting down our Yanmar (4JH3-
HTE), but no
starting problems. I had a technician look at it today, and he
believes that
the gold colored shutoff relay (solenoid?) located on the port
side of the
engine was getting stuck. We added some lubrication, and it seems
like the
problem is solved. However, I wouldn't be sure until we have used
the engine
for a few more days.


S/Y Linnea (hull #366)
Walter Lundstrom


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] security Windward Islands

gluglan@...
 

Claude,
We spent most of last winter in the Rodney Bay Marina leaving Los Libres for
4 - 6 weeks at a time. No problem noticed with security and we found the
services offered were very good. We have not left the boat unattended in Grenada.
Hope this helps, let us know if you want any additional info.
Glenn & Lolly Luglan
S/V Los Libres SM353


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kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 


pictures of super maramu under construction

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Beside the pictures in the yahoo pictures section.
Does anyone have pictures of the super maramu under construction ?
thanks
eric
sm 376


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Misc Super Maramu equipment for sale

John Martin <jjmartin24@...>
 

Hi Mark
Thanks for your offer but I don't think I can accept. The minimum I could do is US$700 and the buyer pays the shipping.
Thanks
John

----- Original Message -----
From: Shann, Mark V
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 1:48 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Misc Super Maramu equipment for sale


Hi John & Ruth.

I would be interested in the parachute anchor and lines / bags.
I can offer you 400 euros. Where is this equipment now?

best rgds,

Amer (Synnefoula AM 153)

-----Original Message-----
From: John & Ruth Martin [mailto:jjmartin24@...]
Sent: 05 May 2003 00:42
To: amelyachtowners@...
Cc: jjmartin24@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Misc Super Maramu equipment for sale


We have some equipment we would like offer for sale:

Genoa "sock" for Super Maramu - new Nov 1998, used about one
year(replaced
by UV cover on genoa), off-white color, absolutely like new in storage
bag.
Make offer.

King size berth extension for Super Maramu aft cabin, new Nov 1998. Wood

platform, foam cushion, gold fabric cushion cover - hardly used, looks
brand
new. Make offer.

Zodiac Fast Roller 11'2" dinghy, 1998, with inflatable bottom. Just
had
factory servicing (new glue throughout). One-year warranty on the
servicing.
$1400.

Parachute anchor - "Paratech" brand. 18 foot parachute with 400' of
line,
trip line and storage bags. Excellent condition. $800.

Reply if interested to
"jjmartin24@..."
or call John Martin
757-440-2424 home phone
757-286-5757 cell phone

Regards

John Martin
SM #248 "Moon Dog"




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security Windward Islands

Claude Roessiger <nearlynothing@...>
 

I intend to base my SM in the Windward Islands this
winter. Most probably Grenada at the Yacht Club Marina
in St. George's or St. Lucia at the Rodney Bay Marina.
I know both and both have seemed safe. A recent issue
of Yachting World suggests otherwise, even speaking of
"all the time crime" on Grenada. The boat will be left
untended for about 4-5 weeks; the rest of the time,
when we're not aboard, there will be a female crew on
board, alone, and her security would also be a
concern, if there is cause. Both these facilities
represent that they have 24 hour guard.
I'd be interested in any thoughts regarding (a) the
boat's security at these facilities, and (b) the
crew's security on the respective islands.
Thanks very much.
Cheers!
Claude Roessiger SM#308, Nanuq

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Re: YANMAR ENGINE PROBLEMS

the Lundstroms <linneasail@...>
 

Re: YANMAR ENGINE PROBLEMS

We are also having problems with shutting down our Yanmar (4JH3-HTE), but no
starting problems. I had a technician look at it today, and he believes that
the gold colored shutoff relay (solenoid?) located on the port side of the
engine was getting stuck. We added some lubrication, and it seems like the
problem is solved. However, I wouldn't be sure until we have used the engine
for a few more days.


S/Y Linnea (hull #366)
Walter Lundstrom


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] where did you get the 28 volt bulbs

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Dear Joel,
thanks for the info--
Fair winds,
eric





--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel F. Potter"
<jfpottercys@w...> wrote:
Hi Eric,

The light bulb blues seem to affect all late model Amel owners
from time to
time. Here is some hopefully helpful advice I've gathered over
the years.

Every large city will usually have a store specializing in light
bulbs.
Look in the Yellow Pages under LIGHT BULBS and TUBES. Here in Fort
Lauderdale we have LIGHT BULBS UNLIMITED, (954) 563-6667,
www.lightingguru.com and also CAUSEWAY LIGHTING, (954) 764-0970.

Light bulbs unlimited can get ANY light bulb you will ever need.
They are
service oriented and very helpful.

Causeway offers a G4 XENON bulb that is a direct replacement for
halogen at
almost no cost increase. XENON runs cooler, has no U.V. rays,
won't burst
when failing, lasts 5 TIMES as long as halogen and can handle
voltage surges
and spikes much better than halogen. They DON'T recommend using a
28 volt
XENON to replace a 24 volt HALOGEN as light output will decrease.
The 24
volt XENON will handle the 28 volt surges caused by the battery
chargers.

One thing to remember that is an absolute for almost any type of
incandescent bulb...DON'T TOUCH THEM! Truly, our fingers leave a
little oil
which creates a "hot-spot" which causes premature failure. If you
do touch
the bulb while installing, take a CLEAN cotton cloth with
denatured alcohol
and wipe the bulb, allowing it to evaporate before you turn it
on. I've
tested halogen and regular incandescent bulbs and this "no touch"
rule
really works on almost every bulb on the boat.

I can't wait until they perfect L.E.D. lights!

Hope this helps,
Joel F. Potter, Super Maramu #400



Re: Yanmar excessive soot

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Byron,
how are you?
where are you?

with respect to the soot on the side of the hull i noticed it from
the first day i started the engine i just thought this was normal

i would like to hear from other sm owners if this is normal on
their boats.
do you have the 4jh3hte engine?

as for kimberlite- we are home in long island for the summer.
fair winds,
eric


--- In amelyachtowners@..., sailslady@a... wrote:
Eric

On 5/13 you mentioned burning oil on your 4jh3hte. I have
had "excessive
soot" on my port quarter since taking delivery 10/01 of hull #340.
That is
over 800 hours. Do you also have this soot problem? I don't
notice burning
oil "excessively" however.

Byron
sailslady@a...





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] where did you get the 28 volt bulbs

Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Hi Eric,

The light bulb blues seem to affect all late model Amel owners from time to
time. Here is some hopefully helpful advice I've gathered over the years.

Every large city will usually have a store specializing in light bulbs.
Look in the Yellow Pages under LIGHT BULBS and TUBES. Here in Fort
Lauderdale we have LIGHT BULBS UNLIMITED, (954) 563-6667,
www.lightingguru.com and also CAUSEWAY LIGHTING, (954) 764-0970.

Light bulbs unlimited can get ANY light bulb you will ever need. They are
service oriented and very helpful.

Causeway offers a G4 XENON bulb that is a direct replacement for halogen at
almost no cost increase. XENON runs cooler, has no U.V. rays, won't burst
when failing, lasts 5 TIMES as long as halogen and can handle voltage surges
and spikes much better than halogen. They DON'T recommend using a 28 volt
XENON to replace a 24 volt HALOGEN as light output will decrease. The 24
volt XENON will handle the 28 volt surges caused by the battery chargers.

One thing to remember that is an absolute for almost any type of
incandescent bulb...DON'T TOUCH THEM! Truly, our fingers leave a little oil
which creates a "hot-spot" which causes premature failure. If you do touch
the bulb while installing, take a CLEAN cotton cloth with denatured alcohol
and wipe the bulb, allowing it to evaporate before you turn it on. I've
tested halogen and regular incandescent bulbs and this "no touch" rule
really works on almost every bulb on the boat.

I can't wait until they perfect L.E.D. lights!

Hope this helps,
Joel F. Potter, Super Maramu #400


Yanmar excessive soot

sailslady@...
 

Eric

On 5/13 you mentioned burning oil on your 4jh3hte. I have had "excessive
soot" on my port quarter since taking delivery 10/01 of hull #340. That is
over 800 hours. Do you also have this soot problem? I don't notice burning
oil "excessively" however.

Byron
sailslady@...


where did you get the 28 volt bulbs

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

I have also heard of the mast head tri-color being replaced with a
28 volt bulb. where did you get the halogen bulbs at 28 volts?
thanks
eric
sm 376


--- In amelyachtowners@..., "dgoffaux" <dgoffaux@b...>
wrote:
Hi,

I have SM #135 and recently changed the original 50 amp charger
for a
Mastervolt 100 amp, with smart regulation. And I began to burn all
my
halogen bulbs because the charger goes to 28.5 V. The solution was
to
switch to 28V bulbs, as recommended by Mastervolt. I have had no
problem since, but cannot tell yet how long they will last.

Good Luck.

Daniel Goffaux
on "Passion"

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Stephan Regulinski"
<stephreg@y...> wrote:
When installing the halogen bulbs, you MUST clean the bulb first
with
alcohol and then not touch it with your fingers. This is true
even
if you remove the bulb from the package without touching it.
These
bulbs are exceptionally sensitive to contamination. I keep a
small
bottle of alcohol in the same tupperware box as the spare
halogen
bulbs. My bulb life is up dramatically.

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "the Lundstroms"
<linneasail@h...> wrote:
Untitled DocumentWe have had "Linnea" fore about 9 months
(hull
#366). We have to change our interior light bulbs all the time
(particular the small halogen ones). Even though we try to not
have
all the lights on, we end up switching out about 2-3 light bulbs
per
week.

When we talked to Amel about it a while back, they explained
that
the problem is with the "Smart Charger" (an option we bought)
because
it pushes the voltage up to 28V frequently (when you are on
shore
power) which is to much for the halogen light bulbs. This makes
lots
of sense, but it's still frustrating to switch out light bulbs
all
the time.

Does anybody else have the same problem?


S/Y Linnea
Walter Lundstrom



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ICW and mast height

David Crisp
 

Hey Joel,

Thanks for the advice - likewise Ian. Have to admit boredom was as
much a concern as clearance under the brodges!

David

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Joel F. Potter"
<jfpottercys@w...> wrote:
Hi David,

Masthead height, not including antenna, is 65' 7" at middle load.
Having
sold many many boats here in Florida that headed North, I can tell
you that
I have never had any client say the I.C.W. was fun on an almost
7' deep,
almost 69' high (with all the antenna) sail boat.

I will pass along the recommendation of one sage client, "save the
I.C.W.
for when you are old and have a trawler. 10% of it is
interesting, 90% of
it is boring, plan on about 70 miles a day, max, and don't EVER
run at
night."

You will not fit under Norfolk, Virginia bridge,

Hope this helps.

Best regards,
Joel F. Potter
Super Maramu #400



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

thomas.neuland@...
 

Hi everybody,

what restrictions have you been talking about.
i was sailing with ARC2002 from gran canaria to st.lucia and we had a coverage problem with our insurer, solved after a while. (bavaria- germany) pantaenius has a fine reputation here in europe although beeing expensive.

any details for me?

sailortom@...

so long, fair winds

thomas neuland
SM#3

"Claude Roessiger" <nearlynothing@...> schrieb:

I have not been notified of any restrictions by my
insurer, Pantaenius. Year 2000 SM, B.V.I. Registered.
Maybe this is to come?
Claude Roessiger

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