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B&G Question

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

We are in Tonga and will not be able to get any professional with our
B&G instruments until we reach New Zealand. I am hoping that one of you
have been through this.

We had something strange happen to our B&G analog instruments. All four
instruments began blinking red and not registering any values. I
checked the wiring behind the instruments and at the processor. The
only thing I found was there were two terminators between 14 and 15
rather than one terminator as shown in the installation manual.
Additionally, one of these terminators looked slightly burned. Once I
removed the slightly burned terminator and powered the Hydra 2000 up
everything seemed to work except Boat Speed and the Wind Speed analog
instruments appeared reversed. We were at anchor with about 10 knots of
wind. The needle on the Boat Speed was at a 9:30 position and the Wind
Speed was registering zero. I realized that a position of 9:30 on the
Wind Speed would be about 10 knots.

I referred to the Hydra User’s Manual and performed the checks
described in section 6. All checked returned with OK or Pass except for
the checks on the wind board and the depth board. The following are the
values:

Wind

· Network â€" 1084 decay

· Prom â€" 0975 checksum

· Ram â€" pass

Depth

· Network â€" 1767 decay

· Prom â€" 2A76 checksum

· Ram â€" pass

I found that section 5.3.2 of the Hydra 2000 User Manual details how to
“Configure the Analog Indicators.� This procedure allows
you to specify which values are sent to each analog instrument. I went
through the steps in the User’s Manual and configured the Wind
and Boat Speed correctly. It all works now.

I am still concerned that I may be missing something.

Does anyone know why I found two terminators between 14 and 15?

Does anyone have more information?

Best,

Bill Rouse

s/v BeBe SM2 #387

anchored at Neiafu, Kingdom of Tonga


looking for contact

Armin <n4796p@...>
 

Hi all,

does anybody know the Amels SM2000, called CHRISTINE I, WIEN. I have
seen this boat in Samos-Marina, Greece, on August. It has a very
interesting second forestay with a self-tacking jib. I would like to
get in contact with the owner in order to hear its opinion about this
system and to get information who has installed this.

Thanks for any information
Armin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] newbie from germany

paolo pepere <paolopepere@...>
 

Hello Carsten,

I am an italian owner of a Sharki, hull n.174,year 1989, one of the last
ones, and i'm very happy for my boat, not only because it is the mine
one, but also for qualities in design, construction, philosophy of
sailing, cruising capacities. All doubts you can have are nonsense and
I would be very glad to show you what's really a good boat. My Sharki is
for wintering at La Napoule harbour, near Cannes in the South of France,
and if you casually drop in the surroundings, come to look at it. Write
me before coming, because I live in Milano and often I'm not there.

Regards

Paolo Pepere


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "billklein48" <sidecar1@...>
wrote:

I have a vey nice Maramu hull # 91 for sale in New York. SHe is fully
equiped for world cruising. The price is very reasonable. She is in
very good mechanical and cosmetic condition. $159,000. If you want
more particulars e-mail me at sidecar1@...

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, jean-luc MERTZ jlmertz@
wrote:

Wenn Sie eine sehr guten brooker suchen Ich kann ihnen Hern MICHEL
CHARPENTIER in FREJUS / France ratten,

Für die anderen Fragen kann ich Ihnen nicht antworten (habe ein
Super
Maramu) , bite rufen Sie Michel Charpentier,

Für fragen über AMEL Sie können mich direct anrüfen
0033476898320

JL MERTZ
CottonBay
SM2000
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c_fruendt a écrit :

hello all Amel owners, i am Carsten from Hamburg / Germany and i
am
planning to go for a Amel within the next 2 years. I am
considering a
Sharki or Maramu for longterm liveabaord and maybe
circumnavigation.
MY budget will be arround 100-120 k euro and it looks like that it
should be possible to find a decent boat for such amount. I am
also
still considering a Hallberg Rassy 38 which is quite roomy but i
do
not like such high center cockpit, teakdeck etc. In germany you
will
not find a lot Amel so a comparison is difficult for me. I will
travel to the Med in october to see some Amel and to visit a
Maramu
first time.

In case here a any german owner i would like to get in contact.

On question i could not answer with any documentation in the net
or
the leaflets i receive from Amel already: How much space is in the
cockpit of a sharki or maramu, can I sleep on one bank ? I am 1.8
m
high. Sometime on photos the cockpit looks quite small but deep
which
i like because i sailed many year a nordic folkboat.

I would appreciate if you can let me know if there are any Amel
specific points i should check prior to a purchase. The normal
technical points like blister , engine etc i know quite well
already.

I learnt that the headroom in the master room in a Sharki is quite
low so i was receommend only to look out for a Amramu... true ?

The only other negative point i heard is the smelly gray water
sump
in the keel, but it looks like one can change it to a closed tank
maybe ....

Regards from Hamburg carsten


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Re: Amel Euro 39' (11.75M) spec's

Michael <mkinzlma@...>
 

Thanks Jose Luis

The files were very helpful.



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Jose_Luis Isasi"
<jose.luis.isasi@...> wrote:

Done. I have created 2 folders in the files section.
One is named Amel 39 and contains the plan photo I have (I think I
have someones from a sister boat that I can send to you directly so
not to overcharge the web site).

The other is named Amel 41 and there you can find plans for Amel 41
and also a Sales brochure.

I have been restoring my boat since 2005 (now on sale as I have no
time to sail) and I may be able to help you.

Best regards
Jose_Luis


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Jose_Luis Isasi"
<jose.luis.isasi@> wrote:

Hi,

I have one photo with Amel 39 plans. I have also the plans for Amel
41
(my present boat). I think there is no real difference between
them,
apart from the extended stern.

I will upload the photos into a folder, but give me some time as I
am
really busy at this time.

Regards
Jose-Luis




--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Michael" <mkinzlma@> wrote:

Can any one tell me where I can find the spec's for this boat ?

Looking for LOA, Beam,Draft, Bridge clearance, Sail area, etc.

Any one have an original sales brochure ?

Thanks

Mike


Re: Amel Euro 39' (11.75M) spec's

Jose_Luis Isasi <jose.luis.isasi@...>
 

Done. I have created 2 folders in the files section.
One is named Amel 39 and contains the plan photo I have (I think I
have someones from a sister boat that I can send to you directly so
not to overcharge the web site).

The other is named Amel 41 and there you can find plans for Amel 41
and also a Sales brochure.

I have been restoring my boat since 2005 (now on sale as I have no
time to sail) and I may be able to help you.

Best regards
Jose_Luis


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Jose_Luis Isasi"
<jose.luis.isasi@...> wrote:

Hi,

I have one photo with Amel 39 plans. I have also the plans for Amel
41
(my present boat). I think there is no real difference between
them,
apart from the extended stern.

I will upload the photos into a folder, but give me some time as I
am
really busy at this time.

Regards
Jose-Luis




--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Michael" <mkinzlma@> wrote:

Can any one tell me where I can find the spec's for this boat ?

Looking for LOA, Beam,Draft, Bridge clearance, Sail area, etc.

Any one have an original sales brochure ?

Thanks

Mike


Re: Amel Euro 39' (11.75M) spec's

Jose_Luis Isasi <jose.luis.isasi@...>
 

Hi,

I have one photo with Amel 39 plans. I have also the plans for Amel 41
(my present boat). I think there is no real difference between them,
apart from the extended stern.

I will upload the photos into a folder, but give me some time as I am
really busy at this time.

Regards
Jose-Luis

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Michael" <mkinzlma@...> wrote:

Can any one tell me where I can find the spec's for this boat ?

Looking for LOA, Beam,Draft, Bridge clearance, Sail area, etc.

Any one have an original sales brochure ?

Thanks

Mike


Amel Euro 39' (11.75M) spec's

Michael <mkinzlma@...>
 

Can any one tell me where I can find the spec's for this boat ?

Looking for LOA, Beam,Draft, Bridge clearance, Sail area, etc.

Any one have an original sales brochure ?

Thanks

Mike


Re: TMD22 Timing Belt Alignment

Claus von der Heydt <cvdhwoe@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "rosenbaumleonard"
<rosenbaumleonard@...> wrote:

I beleive the belt jumped and the engine is now out of alignment. Does
anyone have information on how to re-align. Stuck in Newport, R.I harbor
Thank you, Len
Hi Len,

I have a German manual about engine repair that also shows how to deal
with the timing belt. There are some special tools necessary.

Are you interested? Let me know ( I am in Germany until 9/22 and later
in the USA).

Claus


Re: New Main and Mizzen for SM

Graham Boyd
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Boyd" <crwggb@...>
wrote:

I posted questions on this subject a year ago and got remarkably
little
response. In the end I went to Deme Voiles and asked them to make
me
sails exactly like they are now putting on the 54. All singing all
dancing radial cut small vertical battens etc.. I have now done 6
months with these new sails and put simply thay have transformed
the
boats performance allowing us to sail in much lighter airs than
before.
Can't recommend them strongly enough!

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA
Well that created quite a stir!!

Here are the details. Deme Voiles, Le Pouliguen France make the sails
for the Amel 54. They have a good website. I went to the Southampton
Boat Show in Sep 07 to check them out and they looked just fine. We
ordered a "Super Maramu battened mainsail, furled in mast, 40sqm
Hydranet radial 383 gr" and the same for the mizzen but "22 sqm
Hydranet Radial 343 gr". Unlike UK sailmakers many of whom were very
keen to "have a go at some sails for an Amel" no measurements of the
boat were required: the sails were delivered to me in Scotland and
fitted perfectly.

In practice: With the old unbattened Gateff sails we got away with
furling when going down wind in some pretty strong winds. This is not
so easy with the new sails but this minor inconvenience is trivia
compared to the performance improvement. This summer we have sailed
extensively in some pretty varied winds up to 40 kts on the West of
Scotland and have been very pleased indeed with our new purchase,in
particular, sailing on many occasions when previously the engine
would have been on. Good news with the current price of diesel!

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


Polytrol ???and deck stripes

eric freedman
 

My paint has lasted a full year so far with little signs of wear.

I would start at the bow where you can perfect your technique. By the time
you get aft you will have it perfect. Keep a rag with solvent handy. it will
get a lot of use.





I would love to hear about polytrol.

thanks

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2008 9:32 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repainting stripes on SM decks



I am just about to repaint the stripes on our Decks. There are several
of you out there who have done this already over the last few years and
I have all the gear you've suggested ready to go. My question is
simple: How well has your job lasted the test of time/sun/rain etc..
Also many of you used polytron to finish off the job. What exactly is
this stuff and how does it wear with time?

Looking forward to your replies,

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New main and battens

amelforme
 

Dear fellow Amel Owners,



When looking into new sails for any AMEL, dont forget to contact my
friends at SUPER SAILMAKERS in Fort Lauderdale. Peter Grimm and Bob
Meagher are helpful and knowledgeable, and have built more AMEL
replacement sails on this side of the Atlantic than everyone else
combined. Peters contact information: Email, HYPERLINK
"mailto:peter@sail-depot.com"peter@sail-depot.com Phone, (954)
462-3695.



In addition to almost every sail on nearly every model of AMEL, they
have built several furling main and mizzen sails for the Super Maramu
that really wake up the boats light and medium breeze performance.
They reef better than the standard suit and require the same skill set
to get them in and out as before with just a tiny bit more care needed
to have the proper outhaul pressure as the vertical battens roll over
the lip on the mast. When needed, we can access sail dimensions from
the shipyard to assist in providing replacements that fit.



Very good quality, they have all fit issues resolved. Out of the
bag and on with your voyage. Great prices, too. If you tell them you
are from the Amel Owners Group, you will receive a very good discount.
I ask for nothing nor do I accept anything for this referral. I just
like to keep the good guys who best serve our common AMEL interests
happily busy and supporting their families. I make my living selling
AMELS. Its enough.



As always, this is my considered opinion as a long time AMEL owner and
does not reflect on my relationship with Chantiers AMEL as their sole
associate in the Americas for almost 27 years.



All the best,

Joel F. Potter

AMEL 54, Hull # 14




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Freshwater pressure pump, SM319

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

My pump, which is an AMFA 66I4555, Prot.IP44 has been getting
noisier in recent years. I had spares for the impellor, two brass
bits, one like a turbine and a matching face plate plus new ceramic
water seals. The latter turned out to be the wrong size but in fact
it was the impellor that was worn.
To replace, get the parts from Amel by Airmail or normal post in EU.
Turn off the power to the hot water heater and also the pump contact
breaker and run off the water at a tap. Tie a piece of line round the
big plastic vent pipe above the pump and leave the end hanging down.
Undo the connectors to the pump with a spanner and tie the left hand
one up high to stop water pouring back out of the hot tank
The pump is held to the floor of the engine room by four screws. If
they are hard to turn hit the top of the screwdiver with a hammer to
free them. Do not attempt to undo the four nuts on the vibration
mounting as they are on threaded rods forming part of the rubber
mounting. Lie the pump on its side and remove the cover to the wiring
to the pump pressure switch. Take a digital pic of the connections in
case you might forget which goes where before removing the three
wires so that you can get the pump on deck. You will also have to
release the grounding wire.
The next step is to undo three nuts holding the pump housing to the
motor and then remove the housing whilst the motor shaft is pointing
upwards. The housing holds one of the bits to be replaced, it is held
in place by two machine screws.Fit the new part (I had to file one of
the holes in the new part to get the second screw in place).
Carefully remove the circlip holding the impellor with a small
screwdriver and remove the old impellor taking care not to lose the
key. If you are replacing the seal as well, remove the second circlip
as well to remove the seal.In the event the new seal that I had was
the wrong size so I reused the old one with no problems.
Replace the circlip holding the seal by pushing it down the shaft
using all three of your hands so that it goes over the groove for the
top circlip crookedly to get it down the shaft to the second groove
against the spring on the seal which wants to send the circlip into
orbit.
Fit the new impellor with the raised flange facing OUTWARDS making
sure that the key is held properly in place using some needlenose
pliers so that the impellor slides on easily and replace the
circlip.
Reassemble and away you go...I hope.

Best wishes, Anne and John SM319


New main and battens

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

Hello Bob,
I suggest you put battened main into the search box and look at results.
The slot will always be big enough so long as the battens are not put
in the foot of the sail. Half way up the mast there is only half the
amount of sail to be rolled in! Thus there will always be ample room
for vertical battens. It is taking sailmakers many years to work this
one out and perhaps one day vertical battens will become the norm thus
making a more efficient and less ugly looking sail without the negative
roach.

Regards, Anne and John, SM319


Re: anode in the oil cooling box in Hurth gear box

Ken & Judy <goldendaze@...>
 

Trans Atlantic Diesel has lots of parts for all Perkins engines.
I used them a lot when preparing for last summers trip from VA, USA
to the Med.
They have shipped parts to another Amel owner in England for more
reasonable prices than he could find in UK.
www.tadiesels.com
Marcus is the owner with lots of experience, Sherri the parts person
is very knowledgeable as well.

Ken Coats & Judy Golden
SV Golden Daze
Maramu 192
Trizonia Greece (headed for Turkey for winter).


Re: New Main and Mizzen for SM

minaxi53 <no_reply@...>
 

Graham
I too would like this info as I am planning new main, mizzen and
mizzen staysail. I lost my mizzen staysail and have been unable to
get measurements from anyone, do you have this info.
On the battened main, have you had any furling problems with the
narrow slot? I know the 54 has no problems with this but my older
SM6 from 1989 may have a smaller slot?
Please email if possible any info to bob@bourlet.com as well as
posting.
Bob
SM6 Minaxi



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Boyd" <crwggb@...>
wrote:

I posted questions on this subject a year ago and got remarkably
little
response. In the end I went to Deme Voiles and asked them to make
me
sails exactly like they are now putting on the 54. All singing all
dancing radial cut small vertical battens etc.. I have now done 6
months with these new sails and put simply thay have transformed
the
boats performance allowing us to sail in much lighter airs than
before.
Can't recommend them strongly enough!

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Main and Mizzen for SM

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Graham
We are also looking a new set of sails and request the same info as Bill & Judy Rouse. What material and weight are they using?

Paul LaFrance
S/V Nomad SM 362

Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 19:18:32 +0000
From: yahoogroups@svbebe.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New Main and Mizzen for SM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com




















Grahma,



If you have ore details like contact info,, specs, cost, etc, please

email them to svbebe "at" gmail.com



Best,



Bill Rouse

s/v BeBe SM2 #387



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Boyd" <crwggb@...> wrote:

I posted questions on this subject a year ago and got remarkably little
response. In the end I went to Deme Voiles and asked them to make me
sails exactly like they are now putting on the 54. All singing all
dancing radial cut small vertical battens etc.. I have now done 6
months with these new sails and put simply thay have transformed the
boats performance allowing us to sail in much lighter airs than before.
Can't recommend them strongly enough!
Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA























_________________________________________________________________


Re: New Main and Mizzen for SM

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Grahma,

If you have ore details like contact info,, specs, cost, etc, please
email them to svbebe "at" gmail.com

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Boyd" <crwggb@...> wrote:

I posted questions on this subject a year ago and got remarkably little
response. In the end I went to Deme Voiles and asked them to make me
sails exactly like they are now putting on the 54. All singing all
dancing radial cut small vertical battens etc.. I have now done 6
months with these new sails and put simply thay have transformed the
boats performance allowing us to sail in much lighter airs than before.
Can't recommend them strongly enough!

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


Re: Repainting stripes on SM decks

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Graham:

See my post #3641 for a review of our experiences.

By way of follow-up: After six months of Caribbean sun the sun exposed areas of the
paint are no longer light chocolate brown (based on our mixing 20 ml red 20 ml green
and 6 ml white Interlux Brightside paint). The paint has almost turned pure black. It is in
fine condition and looks good, it just isn't the color we originally mixed. When I do it
again I will strive for an even lighter color of brown so that it will hopefully cure to a
lighter color.

As to the polytrol that I applied: When first applied it, it gave a wet appearance that soon
faded. I do believe that it made the deck more slippery but this is subtle. The deck is
always hot in the afternoon Caribbean sun and I am not sure if it made the deck hotter or
not. It certainly didn't make it cooler. Lastly, in a couple of places the polytrol is flaking a
bit. This isn't a big problem but it gives the deck a slightly hazy appearance in those
areas. These areas may correspond to areas where we had rain showers shortly after
application and/or where we applied it when the deck was too hot.

The boat is on the hard for the hurricane season and we won't be back aboard until about
the 1 year-from-stripping mark so I can't provide an update based on a longer time span.
All in all I would do things exactly the same again but with the above caveats.

Happy stripping. Gary

-- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Graham Boyd" <crwggb@...> wrote:

I am just about to repaint the stripes on our Decks. There are several
of you out there who have done this already over the last few years and
I have all the gear you've suggested ready to go. My question is
simple: How well has your job lasted the test of time/sun/rain etc..
Also many of you used polytron to finish off the job. What exactly is
this stuff and how does it wear with time?

Looking forward to your replies,

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: anode in the oil cooling box in Hurth gear box

woods deborah <woodsdeborah_56@...>
 

Dear Alex
 
Thanks for that .... we have managed to put a temporary fix on for the moment and when we have a mo will post some pictures that might help others that find themselves in a similar situation. If we find a supplier of parts w will let you know!! Thanks again
 
Deb and John
 
Orion1 Maramu #79

----- Original Message ----
From: Alex Paquin <alex.paquin@usa.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 6 September, 2008 15:41:06
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: anode in the oil cooling box in Hurth gear box


Dear Deb and John:
I had the same problem with our gearbox four years ago. We decided to
take the part to a local metal working shop and had the part cloned
in aluminum. We also installed a pencil type anode for future
protection. So far so good. I believe we have the same Hurth gearbox
you have. I've heard from other fellow Amel owners that finding spare
parts for the older Hurth boxes are getting hard to find, at least on
this side of the Atlantic. One Mango owner had to replace his box for
a newer Hurth model entirely because of this.

Alex Paquin
s/v Simpatico
Venezuela
Maramu #94, 1981

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "woodsdeborah_ 56"
<woodsdeborah_ 56@...> wrote:

A while back i posted a message about the sacrifical anode in the
engine i have since discovered that the anode in our Maramu is
positioned in the square box that bolts to the side of the gearbox
that
passes seawater through it to cool the oil. Sorry if that was a
little
long winded! As the result of my ignorance on this our oil cooling
box
has been badly corroded and we have been letting in water.I think
we
can patch it up as a short term solution but we obviously need a
permanenet fix quite soon. Our Gearbox is a Hurth5 HBW marine
gearbox
does anyone know the name of the agent for spares in Uk or even
Europe?
We are currently in Denia Spain on route to Portugal. Has anyone
else
experience of this?

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1 Maramu #79





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Re: anode in the oil cooling box in Hurth gear box

Alejandro Paquin
 

Dear Deb and John:
I had the same problem with our gearbox four years ago. We decided to
take the part to a local metal working shop and had the part cloned
in aluminum. We also installed a pencil type anode for future
protection. So far so good. I believe we have the same Hurth gearbox
you have. I've heard from other fellow Amel owners that finding spare
parts for the older Hurth boxes are getting hard to find, at least on
this side of the Atlantic. One Mango owner had to replace his box for
a newer Hurth model entirely because of this.

Alex Paquin
s/v Simpatico
Venezuela
Maramu #94, 1981



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@...> wrote:

A while back i posted a message about the sacrifical anode in the
engine i have since discovered that the anode in our Maramu is
positioned in the square box that bolts to the side of the gearbox
that
passes seawater through it to cool the oil. Sorry if that was a
little
long winded! As the result of my ignorance on this our oil cooling
box
has been badly corroded and we have been letting in water.I think
we
can patch it up as a short term solution but we obviously need a
permanenet fix quite soon. Our Gearbox is a Hurth5 HBW marine
gearbox
does anyone know the name of the agent for spares in Uk or even
Europe?
We are currently in Denia Spain on route to Portugal. Has anyone
else
experience of this?

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1 Maramu #79