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REPLACING CORRODED FRESH WATER COPPER PIPES-MARAMU

Alejandro Paquin <simpatico_amel_maramu@...>
 

Does anyone have experience replacing the copper pipes carrying water
from the water pump to the forward head washbasin? How do you get
around lifting the molded shower floor?

A second question, has anyone changed the toilets in the Maramu
heads? I have original Brydon toilets in my boat, built in 1981.
Can someone share his/her experience with me?


Antifouling

nukanu42 <kozmakat@...>
 

I have recently adopted a 1990 SM. I would like to remove the
old antifouling down to the gelcoat, then apply 2 coats of epoxy
followed by 2 coats of antifouling. This is my first attempt at
doing this with this type of vessel. I have a couple of questions
for the group. Is it possible to remove all the paint by scraping
and sanding without damaging the gelcoat? Or has the experience of
the group been that using a paint stripper, such as "Peelaway", is
better? For the keel, I have been advised that sand blasting
followed by primer and then 4 coats of epoxy and 2 coats of
antifouling. Any special treatment for the keel/hull junction?
Any advice would be appreciated. Regards. J.R.


Engine temperature

mcgosprey2000 <no_reply@...>
 

Can anyone please post what the usual running temperature is on their
SM 2000 Volvo Penta. At 2200 RPM my TMD 22-P Volvo Penta runs at a
steady 95-100 degrees centigrade (about 3/4 up through the range set
on the temperature guage, which I think is a bit high.) Having
eliminated other likely causes, I am wondering if the temperature
issue may be related to a coked-up turbocharger problem which other
listmates have written about. If not that, has anyone ever been told
that the Autoprop supplied with the Amel may be incorrectly sized
(which I doubt). Thanks for any help.
Michael Glass
Second Call


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Maramu for sale

Vivian, Robert & Aron Lewin <lewin@...>
 

On Friday, March 21, 2003, at 09:38 PM, Vivian, Robert & Aron Lewin
wrote:

Dear Derek
I have been in the market for an Amel.Pls send details to   above

With thanks

Rob



On Friday, March 14, 2003, at 08:35 AM, Derek jarvis wrote:


I have a pristine 1985 Amel Maramu for sale here in Ft
Lauderdale,Florida.The boat is turnkey and come with 6kw
generator,Vetus bow thruster,Perkins diesel,air conditioning,new
freezer,new inverter,new awlgrip paint on topsides, deck and
masts.Full B and G electronics,brand new radar,recent
upholstry,upgraded sails,dinghy and outboard!Email me for photos and
more info.

Cheers Derek



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel Maramu for sale

Vivian, Robert & Aron Lewin <lewin@...>
 

Dear Derek
I have been in the market for an Amel.Pls send details to above

With thanks

Rob



On Friday, March 14, 2003, at 08:35 AM, Derek jarvis wrote:


I have a pristine 1985 Amel Maramu for sale here in Ft
Lauderdale,Florida.The boat is turnkey and come with 6kw
generator,Vetus bow thruster,Perkins diesel,air conditioning,new
freezer,new inverter,new awlgrip paint on topsides, deck and
masts.Full B and G electronics,brand new radar,recent
upholstry,upgraded sails,dinghy and outboard!Email me for photos and
more info.

Cheers Derek



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Halogen bulbes life span

Derek jarvis <sailorman522000@...>
 

You can buy the halogen bulbs that are 28v instead of the 24v.It is a common problem.
Cheers Derek
the Lundstroms <linneasail@...> 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





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fitting an additional Echosounder (Interphase Twinscope)

Tonino Stoppani <md3536@...>
 

Hi, I had the INTERPHASE sounder looking forward to bottom and side by side on my Camper & Nicholson 45 "MARO' " and I have been very satisfied.
The installation was on the center bottom of the boat where the thickness of FRP is maximum in a sort of small island in FRP (similar to the small islad used for side log/echo-sounder). Safety was satisfied by the strenght of the FRP island and I never had any problem.
God wind
Antonio Stoppani (Maro'-Rome-Italy)

----- Original Message -----
From: amershann
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2003 3:11 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fitting an additional Echosounder (Interphase Twinscope)


Hi there, Does anyone have experience with fitting a "thru'hull"
echosounder (Interphase twinscope) to an Amel Maramu 1984. This is a
forward and sidewards looking echosounder with a through hull
transducer on a bronze screwthread, fairly large transducer.

I am looking to fit one, but am concerned with hull cutting
procedure, transducer placement (so not as to interfere with other
sensors) and subsequent hull epoxy bounding + antifouling over join.
Help please.

Many thanks, Amer (Synnefoula, Crete, Greece).


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Fitting an additional Echosounder (Interphase Twinscope)

amershann <shannmv@...>
 

Hi there, Does anyone have experience with fitting a "thru'hull"
echosounder (Interphase twinscope) to an Amel Maramu 1984. This is a
forward and sidewards looking echosounder with a through hull
transducer on a bronze screwthread, fairly large transducer.

I am looking to fit one, but am concerned with hull cutting
procedure, transducer placement (so not as to interfere with other
sensors) and subsequent hull epoxy bounding + antifouling over join.
Help please.

Many thanks, Amer (Synnefoula, Crete, Greece).


Re: Halogen bulbes life span

jjwiggin2000 <no_reply@...>
 

--- 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
We sure do, but not as bad.

Jim Wiggin, ANTARES



Halogen bulbes life span

the Lundstroms <linneasail@...>
 

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


Photo Album- Laptop Installation

Dimitris <dkra@...>
 

In the Amel Yacht Owners Forum I have created a photo album with
various photos of the laptop installation on board "Alma Libre". I
hope you find them of interest.
The electrical supply is via a sine inverter made by Mastervolt and
is supplying 220V out of the 24V of the service batteries the rating
is 500W.

In my web site are more details about internet access, instruments
and weather forecast.

Best Regards and Fair Winds

Dimitris Krassopoulos
S/Y Alma Libre
www.almalibre.gr


Amel Maramu for sale

Derek jarvis <sailorman522000@...>
 

I have a pristine 1985 Amel Maramu for sale here in Ft Lauderdale,Florida.The boat is turnkey and come with 6kw generator,Vetus bow thruster,Perkins diesel,air conditioning,new freezer,new inverter,new awlgrip paint on topsides, deck and masts.Full B and G electronics,brand new radar,recent upholstry,upgraded sails,dinghy and outboard!Email me for photos and more info.

Cheers Derek



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Notebooks on board for SM electrical wir eing

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Krassopoulos Dimitris
Dimitri

Thank you for the information. Yes a picture of this setup would be
very helpfull. Maybe you can post it on this site.

Vito Ciaravino
ASM 283


<dkra@p...> wrote:
The Amel Laptop option is a wooden tray above the chart table. This
tray can
be pushed back in order to hide completely the laptop or pulled
forward and
secured. Under the tray is a lamp in order to light the charts. On
the tray
is a plate of wood on which you fasten your laptop. This plate can
be also
secured by a screw from under the tray and it permits you to rotate
and pull
forward the laptop in order to have a better position of the
screen. If you
want I can send you a photo of the arrangement. It is simple but
very
useful. On the wooden plate I have fastened a replicator port of my
laptop
so I just place the laptop on this port and the GPS interface and
the power
supply are automatically plugged to the laptop through the port(
very easy
and fool proof). I believe that the car power supply (12V) to the
laptops
are damaging the internal laptop batteries so I prefer the 220 V
charger
through a heavy duty sine inverter who is also supplying the TV set.

In case you need more information, I will be glad to send . I will
try to
put some pictures also in my web site.

Dimitris Krassopoulos
S/Y Alma Libre
www.almalibre.gr <http://www.almalibre.gr>

-----Original Message-----
From: asm283 [mailto:no_reply@...]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 4:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Notebooks on board for SM
electrical wir
eing


Dimitri

Can you eleaborate on what the Amel laptop option is.

Vito Ciaravino
ASM 283
--- In amelyachtowners@..., Krassopoulos Dimitris
<dkra@p...> wrote:
Dear Hanspeter,

I have on my SM an inverter installed that supplies both the
TV/Video and a
plug for the laptop at the chart table. Amel has very cleverly
installed a
plug/switch system and I can plug the systems directly to the
shore
in order
not to use the inverter if I wish . As the loads of the laptop
are
low you
can also supply a laptop in the front cabin.

I had the Amel laptop option which is excellent but I am
wondering
what do
you plan to do for the installation of the laptop in the front
cabin. The
next project will be a wireless lan I am studying it right now,

Regards

D.Krassopulos
S/Y Alma Libre
www.almalibre.gr <http://www.almalibre.gr
<http://www.almalibre.gr> >

-----Original Message-----
From: Hanspeter Battig [mailto:hanspeter.baettig@b...]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 12:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Notebooks on board for SM electrical
wireing


Can anyone tell me how he installed his notebook in terms of the
electrical
supply. I need to connect 2 notebooks; one in a drawer under the
radar and
one in the foreward cabin for the children.
Is a e.g. 200 W converter (12V/220V the right choise. Were do you
connect
the 12 V, maybe from the television panel? Is a converter 24V to
220V
availabal on the market. I did not found one so far in
Switzerland.
Hanspeter Baettig
SM#16






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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Notebooks on board for SM electrical wir eing

Szabo Geza <szabog@...>
 

Hi,

why do you think, that the supply will damage the internal batteries?

Cheers
Geza Szabo
http://rotorman.hu

-----Original Message-----
From: Krassopoulos Dimitris [mailto:dkra@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 10:43 AM
To: 'amelyachtowners@...'
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Notebooks on board for SM electrical wir
eing


[..] I believe that the car power supply (12V) to the laptops
are damaging the internal laptop batteries so I prefer the 220 V charger
through a heavy duty sine inverter who is also supplying the TV set.
[...]


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Notebooks on board for SM electrical wir eing

Krassopoulos Dimitris <dkra@...>
 

The Amel Laptop option is a wooden tray above the chart table. This tray can
be pushed back in order to hide completely the laptop or pulled forward and
secured. Under the tray is a lamp in order to light the charts. On the tray
is a plate of wood on which you fasten your laptop. This plate can be also
secured by a screw from under the tray and it permits you to rotate and pull
forward the laptop in order to have a better position of the screen. If you
want I can send you a photo of the arrangement. It is simple but very
useful. On the wooden plate I have fastened a replicator port of my laptop
so I just place the laptop on this port and the GPS interface and the power
supply are automatically plugged to the laptop through the port( very easy
and fool proof). I believe that the car power supply (12V) to the laptops
are damaging the internal laptop batteries so I prefer the 220 V charger
through a heavy duty sine inverter who is also supplying the TV set.

In case you need more information, I will be glad to send . I will try to
put some pictures also in my web site.

Dimitris Krassopoulos
S/Y Alma Libre
www.almalibre.gr <http://www.almalibre.gr>

-----Original Message-----
From: asm283 [mailto:no_reply@...]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 4:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Notebooks on board for SM electrical wir
eing


Dimitri

Can you eleaborate on what the Amel laptop option is.

Vito Ciaravino
ASM 283
--- In amelyachtowners@..., Krassopoulos Dimitris
<dkra@p...> wrote:
Dear Hanspeter,

I have on my SM an inverter installed that supplies both the
TV/Video and a
plug for the laptop at the chart table. Amel has very cleverly
installed a
plug/switch system and I can plug the systems directly to the shore
in order
not to use the inverter if I wish . As the loads of the laptop are
low you
can also supply a laptop in the front cabin.

I had the Amel laptop option which is excellent but I am wondering
what do
you plan to do for the installation of the laptop in the front
cabin. The
next project will be a wireless lan I am studying it right now,

Regards

D.Krassopulos
S/Y Alma Libre
www.almalibre.gr <http://www.almalibre.gr <http://www.almalibre.gr> >

-----Original Message-----
From: Hanspeter Battig [mailto:hanspeter.baettig@b...]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2003 12:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Notebooks on board for SM electrical
wireing


Can anyone tell me how he installed his notebook in terms of the
electrical
supply. I need to connect 2 notebooks; one in a drawer under the
radar and
one in the foreward cabin for the children.
Is a e.g. 200 W converter (12V/220V the right choise. Were do you
connect
the 12 V, maybe from the television panel? Is a converter 24V to
220V
availabal on the market. I did not found one so far in Switzerland.
Hanspeter Baettig
SM#16






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Sharki For Sale

Zanareva
 

Our Sharki is still available for sale. $104,500. Located in
Florida. Complete specs and photos at:
http://www.geocities.com/amelsharki/
Best regards,

Richard Tate


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electrial bilge pump SMM 2000

the Lundstroms <linneasail@...>
 

Ian:

Thank you for the help. Hopefully, we'll not going to have any more problems with the valves for a while.

All the best,

Walter

----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Shepherd
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electrial bilge pump SMM 2000


Hello Walter.

I had to do this once in 2.25 years on Crusader. I have heard of similar problems from some other owners.The valves do not seem to be that well made and do not appear to have a positive enough closing. At least they are relatively easy to change.

Regards

Ian Shepherd

Crusader





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electrical bilge pump

the Lundstroms <linneasail@...>
 

Thank you to everybody for giving us good information about the issues with our bilge pump. This forum is quite fantastic.

S/Y Linnea
Walter Lundstrom


[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Electrial bilge pump SMM 2000

jjwiggin2000 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Anne and John Hollamby
<hollamby@c...> wrote:
Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
Hi Jim,
I still believe the basic problem is that the water above the flaps
in the
bilge pump is leaking back so that there is no water on the flaps to
weigh
them down. You could take the cover off the pump and look to see
that the
flaps are closing properly and either way take them off and reverse
them so
that they work properly. Of course a better solution would be to get
a pair
of the improved flaps from the makers or from Amel. The complete
set, two
flaps and a spare diaphram ( not needed ) cost me about US$ 45 in
Malta
through a chandlery which had to gt them from Italy.

Try it, incidentally why pump the sump dry so often ?
John
Hollamby
John,

John pretty much answered your question. I have never liked the idea
of grey water draining into the bilge. I am as careful as I can be
about the dishes, but some stuff is always going to get through. I
guess daily is easier to remember than weekly, and it seems like it
should keep the bilge sump just a little cleaner cleaner.

As far as pump failure, none of these theories explain mine starting
to malfunction within 2 weeks of moving aboard.

Regards,

Jim Wiggin


Re: SM2000 for sale

jjwiggin2000 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Ian Shepherd" <g4ljf@c...>
wrote:
My 2 1/2 year old SM 2000 "Crusader" (hull # 299) has unexpectedly
become available for sale again. She is lying in Granada. She has been
submerged to deck level for 54 hours, but has been thoroughly cleaned
out. The hull is undamaged as she sank upright at a dock. She would
make a good restoration project. I need $100,000 for her to enable me
to purchase a new Amel.

If you are interested, please email me at g4ljf@c...

Regards

Ian Shepherd


Ian,

Might it be of any help to the rest of us to let us know what caused
the sinking?

Sincerely,

Jim Wiggin