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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sourcing Laundry

Ken Burnap <notrevie@...>
 

I'm wondering if your machine drum froze in place and refuses to turn by hand - if so, I may have the fix for you.

Ken Burnap
s/v Notre Vie, sm391

From: "cluecker" <cluecker@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sourcing Laundry
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2006 10:44:17 -0000

Our washing machine has given up the ghost and we're trying to source
a new one. Does anyone have any leads? It was a 2002
Thomson "Australe" model. Thanks, Chuck



Re: Change Of E-Mail Address

Judy Rouse
 

Ian,

You do realize that Yahoo! strips out email addresses from the body
of postings. Only the first few letters of each email address are
visible to readers of your postings, so it is impossible to
determine your new email address or your text-only email address.

Judy
S/V Security
SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Ian Shepherd" <ocean53@...>
wrote:

Just to let you know that I have had enough of CompuServe and all
the spam
That is generated there. So from today, my g4ljf@... address will



Be closed and only ocean53@... will remain as my 'on land'
E-mail
Address. Sorry to trouble you, but please take a moment to update
your
Address book.

At sea, g4ljf@... is still my e-mail address, but please remember
That this address will handle text only and that when replying,
the original



Text must be deleted before sending.

Regards

Ian Shepherd


Sourcing Laundry

cluecker <cluecker@...>
 

Our washing machine has given up the ghost and we're trying to source
a new one. Does anyone have any leads? It was a 2002
Thomson "Australe" model. Thanks, Chuck


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu and Santorin ceiling padding deterioration

amelforme
 

Hello Mr. Stonier,

The change from synthetic foam backing that fails with heat
cycling to 100% cotton/felt backing which doesn't, occurred
on all boats built after September 1, 1992.

If you search this sites archives, there are some postings
on this problem.

Good luck,

Joel F. Potter, AMEL 54, hull # 14 - HOLLIS


Maramu and Santorin ceiling padding deterioration

restlessmen <john.stonier@...>
 

I am in search of a SM or Santorin and I understand that after 10-12
years the ceiling foam padding deteriorates due to the heat and
requires a total replacment of the lining which Amel charges Euro
12,000 for.

Can anyone corfirm this, and from what date and build number,
particularily on the Santorin, is this no longer a problem. Presumably
Amel used a different material from then on.

Is there a cheaper fix for this ?

Are there any other maintenance issues I should be particularily aware
of while looking for a used Santorin ?

Many Thanks,

john Stonier


Chain Counter Problem

Ian Shepherd <ocean53@...>
 

I have been having an intermittent problem with my chain counter readout.
Suddenly it stops working, usually after the boat has been hosed down with
fresh water. Given a day in the sun, it works normally again. I have checked
the wiring and it is completely dry and corrosion free, and professionally
sealed.

However, on the left side of the black coloured sensor that is attached to
the windlass, there are two uncovered holes, which I suspect may be where
water is getting in and causing the trouble. Can anyone tell me whether
these holes are covered over on their boat, maybe with rubber bungs? The
forward hole has an orange plastic surface behind it, but the other hole has
what looks like Alan screws or something similar. Maybe these holes are left
uncovered for a good reason? Any thoughts?

Ian Shepherd SM 414 Crusader


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] THROUGHT HULL FOR FISH FINDER

Roger Banks <roger.banks@...>
 

The fishfinder transponder needs to be located more or less forward
of the keel and pointing straight down rather than perpendicular to
the shape of the hull (otherwise the depth inaccuracy due to the
offset can be quite material). Being a single skin hull, even though
quite thick, the reception of signal is quite clear, so a thru-hull
may not be necessary. If mounted internally, the transponder needs to
be glued to the hull with a rigid compound like epoxy, not a flexible
material which would absorb signal. Before, gluing, test the position
by placing the transponder in water, and we found that a plastic bag
filled with water and placed over the top of it worked well.

Regards, Roger, Zorba, Mango 28

On 02/08/2006, at 12:43 PM, pjppappas wrote:

I am installing a fish finder for my nav net sytstem aboard Callisto
SM 2000 #369. I need to install an addtional through hull for the
sounder. Does anyone know the best location for the fish finder
sounder. thands Peter Pappas Ensenada Mexico



THROUGHT HULL FOR FISH FINDER

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

I am installing a fish finder for my nav net sytstem aboard Callisto
SM 2000 #369. I need to install an addtional through hull for the
sounder. Does anyone know the best location for the fish finder
sounder. thands Peter Pappas Ensenada Mexico


size of masthead sheaves and mainhalyard for SM 2000

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

I have to replace the mainhalyard on my sm#349. The prior owner had cut off the majority of the halyard and it is hooked to a slide on a t-track on the mast. The halyard is less than 7/16 inches?!. DOes anyone know the sheeve size for the main halyard and the proper diam. of the original or recommended halyard? Thanks, murray seidel "Sundance" sm 349


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering Super Maramu

Steve Leeds
 

Hi Thomas,
Check with Complete Yacht Service in Fort Lauderdale (954) 462-6977, the local Perkins dealer.

Steve Leeds
Sharki # 121
Circumnavigator's Yacht Service
Fort Lauderdale
http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/

smneurolept <smneurolept@yahoo.com> wrote:
Hello,
I have a 1992 Super Maramu in Ft. Lauderdale and need to replace
the manifold and oil cooler. It appears so far that the only source
of parts for the engine, Perkins Prima 80T, are from UK. The parts
are close to the price of a new engine. I was wondering if anyone has
repowered here in Ft. Lauderdale, what engine they used, and a
reputable yard to do the work. If anyone knows of a rebuilt or surplus
engine locally that would be even better. Thanks for any assistance.
Thomas






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Change Of E-Mail Address

Ian Shepherd <ocean53@...>
 

Just to let you know that I have had enough of CompuServe and all the spam
That is generated there. So from today, my g4ljf@compuserve.com address will



Be closed and only ocean53@spidernet.com.cy will remain as my 'on land'
E-mail
Address. Sorry to trouble you, but please take a moment to update your
Address book.

At sea, g4ljf@winlink.org is still my e-mail address, but please remember
That this address will handle text only and that when replying, the original



Text must be deleted before sending.

Regards

Ian Shepherd


Repowering

smneurolept <smneurolept@...>
 

John, thanks for the information.


THROUGH HULL FOR FISH FINDER

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

I am adding the fish finder to my nav net system and need to have and
additional through hull placed for the sounder does anyone have a
suggestion for the best placement of this through hull. Thank you for
your time. "Callisto" SM 2000 #369 Peter Pappas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] OIL LEAKING FROM JIB DRIVE

peter pappas <pjppappas@...>
 

thank you joel. that is as relief. did you get the photos for the bow anchor? tell vela hi for me. Peter

"Joel F. Potter" <jfpottercys@att.net> wrote: Hi Peter,

I can promise you, with 99% certainty, that your headsail
furler gearbox is not leaking. The seal is on the top of
the casting and seldom fail.

When a new AMEL is rigged for the first time, the
cylindrical roller furling extrusion that the sail is
hoisted in is packed with heavy grease on the inside. It is
very normal for this grease to drip out over time,
especially in hot weather. Just wipe it up. It does leave
a nasty mess.

When the boat is about ten years old, all the grease will be
gone (in semi tropical conditions) which is a clue to take
the entire rig down for service and an intense inspection.
I recommend taking the rig down at least once every ten
years but once every 5-6 is actually better and safer.

The previous owner of your boat was fastidious in his
maintenance so there was no evidence of this grease until
now.

I bet it's hot where you keep the boat.

My best advise to you about awnings is to look at EVERY set
of awnings you can. Ask questions about how easy they are
to set up and remove, how effective they are, and what winds
they can endure. When you are sure you have found an awning
set-up you can live with, go to that canvas shop.

I have found the best shops for this are in Antigua.

Gently, it is almost impossible to get a good set of awnings
from anyone on the first try. Better that yours are the
tenth or twentieth evolution.

Vela and I will be in Sheridan, Wyoming over the weekend for
a new AMEL 54 contract. We will wave as we fly over you!

All the best,
Joel Potter,
AMEL 54 # 14 "HOLLIS"











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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a Super Maramu 2000; available Spring 2007

Tom K <tantalus5@...>
 

Hello,

We would be interested in getting more information regarding your SM 2001.

Thanks,

Tom Keesling
Raleigh, NC
919-345-2758

On 7/24/06, svmalaika@aol.com <svmalaika@aol.com> wrote:

Rob,

We are original owners of a fully optioned and carefully maintained July
2001 Super Maramu 2000, our second AMEL. We owned a Maramu for 16 years
before
upgrading.

We have not put our boat on the market, but after 6 years living aboard in

the Med we are contemplating a change of lifestyle, probably sometime next

year. If you would like to discuss possibilities email me directly and
we'll
start a dialogue.

Best regards,

Charlie & Ruth
Soller, MALLORCA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering Super Maramu

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Thomas, Trans Atlantic Diesel in Virginia has a large selection of used and new parts for the Perkins. Give them a call at 804-6429296 John ' Moon dog'


From: "smneurolept" <smneurolept@yahoo.com>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering Super Maramu
Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2006 16:36:51 -0000

Hello,
I have a 1992 Super Maramu in Ft. Lauderdale and need to replace
the manifold and oil cooler. It appears so far that the only source
of parts for the engine, Perkins Prima 80T, are from UK. The parts
are close to the price of a new engine. I was wondering if anyone has
repowered here in Ft. Lauderdale, what engine they used, and a
reputable yard to do the work. If anyone knows of a rebuilt or surplus
engine locally that would be even better. Thanks for any assistance.
Thomas



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] OIL LEAKING FROM JIB DRIVE

amelforme
 

Hi Peter,

I can promise you, with 99% certainty, that your headsail
furler gearbox is not leaking. The seal is on the top of
the casting and seldom fail.

When a new AMEL is rigged for the first time, the
cylindrical roller furling extrusion that the sail is
hoisted in is packed with heavy grease on the inside. It is
very normal for this grease to drip out over time,
especially in hot weather. Just wipe it up. It does leave
a nasty mess.

When the boat is about ten years old, all the grease will be
gone (in semi tropical conditions) which is a clue to take
the entire rig down for service and an intense inspection.
I recommend taking the rig down at least once every ten
years but once every 5-6 is actually better and safer.

The previous owner of your boat was fastidious in his
maintenance so there was no evidence of this grease until
now.

I bet it's hot where you keep the boat.

My best advise to you about awnings is to look at EVERY set
of awnings you can. Ask questions about how easy they are
to set up and remove, how effective they are, and what winds
they can endure. When you are sure you have found an awning
set-up you can live with, go to that canvas shop.

I have found the best shops for this are in Antigua.

Gently, it is almost impossible to get a good set of awnings
from anyone on the first try. Better that yours are the
tenth or twentieth evolution.

Vela and I will be in Sheridan, Wyoming over the weekend for
a new AMEL 54 contract. We will wave as we fly over you!

All the best,
Joel Potter,
AMEL 54 # 14 "HOLLIS"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a Super Maramu 2000; available Spring 2007

jboucharla@...
 

Hello Charlie and Ruth,

So you are stepping ashore!
I have eventually sold my own SM last week and she is on her way to Sweden
where her new owner lives. The second hand market hasn't been too good over the
past two or three years but owning a "2000", as opposed to a regular SM,
should be of some help.
If you contemplate selling in Europe I would recommend that you contact
Michel Charpentier, whom you may already know. He has been specializing in Amels
for years and is both very competent and pleasant.

All the best

Jean


OIL LEAKING FROM JIB DRIVE

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

CALLISTO 2000sm #369 has developed an oil leak coming form the drive
of the jib. the oil is leaking right out the bottom around the shaft
that leads to the deck turn buckel. Is there a way to check the oil
level and to top it off. What weight oil would I use. What could be
the cause of this and what is the solution. Any help would be greatly
apprecieated. Thank You Peter Pappas


Looking for a Super Maramu 2000; available Spring 2007

amelfango
 

Hello,

I am looking for a SM2000 which will be available some time about Spring next year - 2007.

We have previously owned a Fango; No 24 and a Santorin Sloop; No 54. So next year we are
looking forward to some new adventures with another Amel. First of course we must find
one, so I hope someone can help.

I am happy to consider any location. I am based in Dublin and in the La Rochelle region.

Regards to all,

Rob

"Aimless while Amelless !!!!!!!"