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Re: Amel SM2000 engine 75hp versus 100hp

n4796p <n4796p@...>
 

Exactly. I think that 75 HP is a little less for a boat with 16to.
Especially if you need sometimes to go against wind and current. Newer
boats with weight have engines whith more power. Since 2003 the SM2000
was delivered with 100hp. If you look at similar Hallberg Rassey, they
are equiped with some hp more.

Therefor my question about. Do you think you need it realy or is it
just a modern tendency. For myself I own a SIGMA 41 (~8to) in the
moment and the engine is a 48hp BUKH. I never had the feeling that it
is too much.

Armin

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

Are you speaking of the 75 horsepower Yanmar?

If so, why do you want to change the engine?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 1:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel SM2000 engine 75hp versus 100hp



Hi all,
I am in the process of buying a used SM2000. Older versions
(-2002) have a 75hp engine, but are interesting in sight of the price.
Has anybody experience in changing the engine or does anybody have good
arguements for the smaller engine?

Armin







Domain: www.AmelYachtOwners.com--Future Owners Web Site?

rossirossix4 <equinoxsolstice@...>
 

Just FYI--

I have forwarded www.AmelYachtOwners.com to our forum--in case you
forget the address and haven't bookmarked it. I do web design
commercially and eventually would like to produce a site to augment our
forum. We could use some larger pictures and organization of
information by topic or boat. Let me know if there is any interest.

Bob, Brittany de la Mer


Re: Charging batteries

rossirossix4 <equinoxsolstice@...>
 

Chargers, despite their rating in amps should not overload or trip
unless there is a short or they are not properly cooled, either due to
location or failure of a cooling fan. No matter how many amps the
charging batteries will take, a charger should not exceed its capacity
unless it is defective.

I'm a big fan of Iota chargers...do a Google for 24 volt Iota. They
are not sealed and should not be used in an explosive environment, but
their stats are very good. Be sure to use the IQ4 regulator with. They
also are a very good supply for ham or SSB radios, etc.

24 volt chargers are common for forklifts...you could also search for
24 volt charger on eBay.


Bob, Brittany de la Mer

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "sailw32" <sailw32@...> wrote:

My SM is on the hard for the winter,I only have 110 ac available to
me.When I run the onboard charger the breaker behind the distribution
panel trips.Sometimes it does'nt trip for like an hour or so and
during
that time the charger is charging.Does anyone know what my problem
may
be?Could it be that the 110v is 60hrz.,would that trip the breaker?I
have contacted a large dist.of stand alone chargers for
24v.batteries,and it sounds as though there is'nt a charger out there
that will handle 8 batteries.I could purchase a charger with 4 leads
and charge 2 batteries per lead.However this charger would cost about
$600.00.If anyone has a cheaper solution or advice as to how best to
charge on the hard I'd appreciate it. Thanks,Pat SM 123


RE : RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charging batteries

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

When my 50 amp charger/inverter quit last year, while looking for replacing same, i purchased a stand alone solid state 30 amp charger with 3 outputs.

I used two outputs, one for service batteries bank, one for starting batteries. The charger is permanently installed in the engine space and connected to the batteries, i plug it only in the AC source (120v 60hz ac or 220v 50hz ac) when i need to charge batteries or need DC power and other systems do not work.

Costs of about 350$. Cannot give you the make of the charger as i am away from the boat.

Serge, Mango 51






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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel SM2000 engine 75hp versus 100hp

eric freedman
 

Are you speaking of the 75 horsepower Yanmar?

If so, why do you want to change the engine?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of n4796p
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 1:01 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel SM2000 engine 75hp versus 100hp



Hi all,
I am in the process of buying a used SM2000. Older versions
(-2002) have a 75hp engine, but are interesting in sight of the price.
Has anybody experience in changing the engine or does anybody have good
arguements for the smaller engine?

Armin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charging batteries

eric freedman
 

I wired two 12 volt $50- chargers in series and was able to charge the
batteries.

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 10:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Charging batteries



Pat Wrote: "-- ever this charger would cost about $600.00. If anyone has a
cheaper solution or advice as to how best to charge on the hard I'd
appreciate it.
Thanks,Pat SM 123"

Pat, I failed to mention my solution to this problem. A couple of years ago
we
were going on the hard in a yard that did not have power available (Nanny
Cay.
Tortola). I wanted to keep the batteries up so I purchased three flexible
solar
panels (I forget the wattage, but minimal) for about $125 each. Two I wired
in
series to get 24 volts for the house batteries, and one I left as 12 volts
for the
starting battery. I bought a 24 volt controller and a 12 volt controller
then
installed all this. It took a day or so to wire it all up with some quick
disconnect plugs going behind where my cables entered for my TwinScope
sonar unit on the port side of the cockpit.

When I go on the hard or leave the boat in a marina for a period of time, I
place
these three panels on my foredeck, tie them down and run the cable to the
quick
connects that are wired to the controllers and then to the batteries.
They have kept my batteries at 100% without overcooking them for about 4
years now, (intermittently of course as we remove them when aboard the
boat). They even keep the batteries up with the auto timer I installed to
flush
the watermater with fresh water three times a week when off the boat so I
don't have to pickle the water maker.

I would guess the entire setup was about $600 USD so it isn't cheaper
but it has worked well and doesn't require me to leave the boat plugged in
long term in marinas with attendant stray current problems or when on the
hard.

Gary


Re: Charging batteries

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Pat Wrote: "-- ever this charger would cost about $600.00. If anyone has a
cheaper solution or advice as to how best to charge on the hard I'd appreciate it.
Thanks,Pat SM 123"

Pat, I failed to mention my solution to this problem. A couple of years ago we
were going on the hard in a yard that did not have power available (Nanny Cay.
Tortola). I wanted to keep the batteries up so I purchased three flexible solar
panels (I forget the wattage, but minimal) for about $125 each. Two I wired in
series to get 24 volts for the house batteries, and one I left as 12 volts for the
starting battery. I bought a 24 volt controller and a 12 volt controller then
installed all this. It took a day or so to wire it all up with some quick
disconnect plugs going behind where my cables entered for my TwinScope
sonar unit on the port side of the cockpit.

When I go on the hard or leave the boat in a marina for a period of time, I place
these three panels on my foredeck, tie them down and run the cable to the quick
connects that are wired to the controllers and then to the batteries.
They have kept my batteries at 100% without overcooking them for about 4
years now, (intermittently of course as we remove them when aboard the
boat). They even keep the batteries up with the auto timer I installed to flush
the watermater with fresh water three times a week when off the boat so I
don't have to pickle the water maker.

I would guess the entire setup was about $600 USD so it isn't cheaper
but it has worked well and doesn't require me to leave the boat plugged in
long term in marinas with attendant stray current problems or when on the
hard.

Gary


Re: Charging batteries

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Pat:

Hi, Where is your boat on the hard? That will help me know what type power you have.
Do you have a step up transformer on your boat that steps 110 Volt AC up to 220 Volts
AC? This was an Amel option that had installed on my boat. I have a BlueWater
Multimeter wired to my 220 volt breaker panel that allows me to see the input power
(Watts), input volts (VAC), amperage draw (Amps), and Frequency of the power (Hertz).
Last week while on the hard in Antiqua, where the power is 110/220 VAC 60 Hertz, I only
had 110 volt AC available. I plugged in the 110 volts, ran it through the step up
transformer and checked the voltage on the the BlueSea, it was 235 volts AC 60 Hertz.
When I turned on only the small 35 amp Dolphin Charger the line voltage dropped to 185
volts (this was on about a 100 ft 18 gg extension cord in the yard). I was shocked that
there was that much voltage drop but I was pulling 13 amps with just the small charger
on. My breaker didn't open but anything could happen with that kind of line voltage drop.
Of course as the batteries came up to charge (mine were at 85%) the current draw and
hence the voltage drop decreased.

Suggestion, find out what your voltage is, what the frequency is (hertz), so we can
diagnose this better. In the meantime use the shortest possible extension cord, and
largest gauge wire extension cord you can, and if at all possible check what the voltage is
at the breaker panel with the charger on. This might give us more clues. Of course don't
electrocute yourself in the process. Good luck and report back.

Gary Silver, Now in the water in Antigua, Jolly Harbor, next to another Amel SM and an
Amel 54.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "sailw32" <sailw32@...> wrote:

My SM is on the hard for the winter,I only have 110 ac available to
me.When I run the onboard charger the breaker behind the distribution
panel trips.Sometimes it does'nt trip for like an hour or so and during
that time the charger is charging.Does anyone know what my problem may
be?Could it be that the 110v is 60hrz.,would that trip the breaker?I
have contacted a large dist.of stand alone chargers for
24v.batteries,and it sounds as though there is'nt a charger out there
that will handle 8 batteries.I could purchase a charger with 4 leads
and charge 2 batteries per lead.However this charger would cost about
$600.00.If anyone has a cheaper solution or advice as to how best to
charge on the hard I'd appreciate it. Thanks,Pat SM 123


Charging batteries

Patrick McAneny
 

My SM is on the hard for the winter,I only have 110 ac available to
me.When I run the onboard charger the breaker behind the distribution
panel trips.Sometimes it does'nt trip for like an hour or so and during
that time the charger is charging.Does anyone know what my problem may
be?Could it be that the 110v is 60hrz.,would that trip the breaker?I
have contacted a large dist.of stand alone chargers for
24v.batteries,and it sounds as though there is'nt a charger out there
that will handle 8 batteries.I could purchase a charger with 4 leads
and charge 2 batteries per lead.However this charger would cost about
$600.00.If anyone has a cheaper solution or advice as to how best to
charge on the hard I'd appreciate it. Thanks,Pat SM 123


Amel SM2000 engine 75hp versus 100hp

n4796p <n4796p@...>
 

Hi all,
I am in the process of buying a used SM2000. Older versions
(-2002) have a 75hp engine, but are interesting in sight of the price.
Has anybody experience in changing the engine or does anybody have good
arguements for the smaller engine?

Armin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Rob Brennan <brennan@...>
 

Bill Some timber panelling had to be cut, but easily repairable. I'll send
photos as soon as possible. Rob Nebo #251



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Sent: Thursday, 6 December 2007 1:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank



Rob, I can not imagine the pain of doing the whole keel deal! I feel for
you. From under the floor boards I see the access board under the freezer.
Question--can the freezer be removed without removing the wooden frame work.
It appears that the wood is glued in and would entail damage if torn out. I
am hoping for access without damaging the woodwork as it is superior on the
boat. Your perspective is appreciated.

Bill

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To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: 12/5/2007 2:59:31 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Bill

I'll try to send some photos. Definitely an access point under freezer.

I also agree about lifting boat but to detach the keel has been a tough job,
with some delamination.

Rob (off Nebo #251 at the moment)

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Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Rob, Is there an access plate to the 3rd section of the water tank, the
section under the freezer. If not, no need to remove everything.
thanks again for your prompt and helpful response

Bill

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<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: 12/3/2007 2:07:35 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Bill

I'm supremely competent to answer the question. I am without keel at the
moment.

The answer is to remove everything: frig, freezer. The access is fabulous,
and the inside of the boat looks like an opp shop.

Good luck.

Rob on Nebo SM251

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Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 3:11 AM
To: amelyachtowners
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Hello Sailors,

Does anyone know how to access the three sections of the water tank. I can
get the one under the sink and under the floor boards in the galley but how
does one get to the section under the counter and freezer?
I was grounded on a sand bar and bounced. It cracked the water tank around
the 500-510 liter area and I can see the crack which I cleaned and sealed
with 5200 in the two aforementioned areas but am still leaking so must
access the the third area which I have not been able to do.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your advice.

Bill Rahmig, SM 72 Leonore of Sark

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Re: {Disarmed} Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Bill
When the Amel Techs cured the leak from the bottom of the water tanks they removed the upright fridge,washing mashine and saloon freezer and stored them in the front of the saloon. This was very quickly done and they did not damage anything in the process. I do not recall how they moved the freezer but I am pretty certain that they moved it in one piece including the compressor etc. as there was no complications in reinstalling it all. I do recall thinking that perhaps the quality of the freezer insulation could have been improved whilst it was all open.
Best of luck in your endeavours, John, SM319


Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

leonorebt@...
 

John, thanks so much for the research. In my situation I am not threatened with sea water incursion unless the sea water is up to the floor boards. I can see the inside crack longitudinally at about the 500 liter level in the tank which is about 6 inches below the floor boards. When filled above 500 liters the water seeps thru the crack and down into the bilge pump to be pumped overboard. I have repaired the crack in two sections of the tank, under the sink and under the galley floor board where access is relatively simple. The challange is under the reefer where there is another access point not readily available unless the freezer/refrig can be removed without damaging the fine wood work encasing same. The wood seems to be glued and that is troubling as removal would most certainly envolve damage unless I am missing something. Amel generally has provided for most contingencies so I am hopefull that that is the case here.

Again, thank you for all your research and any additonal info you may have.

Fair winds, Bill Rahmig SV Leonore of Sark SM 72

----- Original Message -----
From: Anne and John Hollamby
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 12/5/2007 10:05:06 AM
Subject: Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank


Hello Bill,
It doesn't sound good.I entered water tank in the sites search box and got many old messages mostly referring to the non existent salinity monitor on the watermaker. Two that may help are Nos 3007 and 2996. There may be others but I gave up searching.
I think if it were my problem I would fill the tank and have the boat lifted on shore so that I could see where the water was seeping out and have a serious GRP repair done. Remember that the leak works two ways and in the water a low fresh water level will allow sea water to get into the tanks which was one of the symtoms of the leak I had.

Good luck, John Hollamby SM 319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

leonorebt@...
 

Rob, I can not imagine the pain of doing the whole keel deal! I feel for you. From under the floor boards I see the access board under the freezer. Question--can the freezer be removed without removing the wooden frame work. It appears that the wood is glued in and would entail damage if torn out. I am hoping for access without damaging the woodwork as it is superior on the boat. Your perspective is appreciated.

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Brennan
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 12/5/2007 2:59:31 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank


Bill

I'll try to send some photos. Definitely an access point under freezer.

I also agree about lifting boat but to detach the keel has been a tough job,
with some delamination.

Rob (off Nebo #251 at the moment)

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leonorebt@earthlink.net
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 7:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Rob, Is there an access plate to the 3rd section of the water tank, the
section under the freezer. If not, no need to remove everything.
thanks again for your prompt and helpful response

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Brennan
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: 12/3/2007 2:07:35 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Bill

I'm supremely competent to answer the question. I am without keel at the
moment.

The answer is to remove everything: frig, freezer. The access is fabulous,
and the inside of the boat looks like an opp shop.

Good luck.

Rob on Nebo SM251

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Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 3:11 AM
To: amelyachtowners
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Hello Sailors,

Does anyone know how to access the three sections of the water tank. I can
get the one under the sink and under the floor boards in the galley but how
does one get to the section under the counter and freezer?
I was grounded on a sand bar and bounced. It cracked the water tank around
the 500-510 liter area and I can see the crack which I cleaned and sealed
with 5200 in the two aforementioned areas but am still leaking so must
access the the third area which I have not been able to do.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your advice.

Bill Rahmig, SM 72 Leonore of Sark

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Rob Brennan <brennan@...>
 

Bill

I'll try to send some photos. Definitely an access point under freezer.

I also agree about lifting boat but to detach the keel has been a tough job,
with some delamination.

Rob (off Nebo #251 at the moment)



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leonorebt@earthlink.net
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 7:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank



Rob, Is there an access plate to the 3rd section of the water tank, the
section under the freezer. If not, no need to remove everything.
thanks again for your prompt and helpful response

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Brennan
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: 12/3/2007 2:07:35 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Bill

I'm supremely competent to answer the question. I am without keel at the
moment.

The answer is to remove everything: frig, freezer. The access is fabulous,
and the inside of the boat looks like an opp shop.

Good luck.

Rob on Nebo SM251

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<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of
leonorebt@earthlink.net <mailto:leonorebt%40earthlink.net>
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 3:11 AM
To: amelyachtowners
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Hello Sailors,

Does anyone know how to access the three sections of the water tank. I can
get the one under the sink and under the floor boards in the galley but how
does one get to the section under the counter and freezer?
I was grounded on a sand bar and bounced. It cracked the water tank around
the 500-510 liter area and I can see the crack which I cleaned and sealed
with 5200 in the two aforementioned areas but am still leaking so must
access the the third area which I have not been able to do.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your advice.

Bill Rahmig, SM 72 Leonore of Sark

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<mailto:leonorebt%40earthlink.net>
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Re: {Disarmed} [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

Hello Bill,
It doesn't sound good.I entered water tank in the sites search box and got many old messages mostly referring to the non existent salinity monitor on the watermaker. Two that may help are Nos 3007 and 2996. There may be others but I gave up searching.
I think if it were my problem I would fill the tank and have the boat lifted on shore so that I could see where the water was seeping out and have a serious GRP repair done. Remember that the leak works two ways and in the water a low fresh water level will allow sea water to get into the tanks which was one of the symtoms of the leak I had.

Good luck, John Hollamby SM 319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank Depth Gage

svcharisma
 

Crash,
I have an '87 Mango and the water depth gage extends down into the
aft chamber of the 4 water tank chambers. This is accessed through
the floor in the galley, just in front of the reefer. The access
opening is small, so you will need to be creative on how to recover
and repair.

Alan
Mango #62 "Charisma"

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

From: Crash

Subj: Water Tank on a '82 Mango, "Windrush"

Problem: Water Tank Depth Gage



While checking water depth on my '82 Mango using the
aluminum
tube depth gage next to the ladder to the cockpit, it was stuck at
about 700
liters. I knew there was more water in the tank than that. I
tried to
"nudge" to tube up when I felt it give upward a "bit.' When I
released it,
the tube fell to the bottom of the tank with a bang. How in the
heck can I
get to the tube in the bottom of the tank, under the fridge and at
the base
of the ladder, to repair same? Help. I assume [bad word] that
Amel has a
replacement although I haven't asked yet. I need to know how to
get the old
one out first. P.S. I'm a live aboard and its winter now. Not
looking
forward to ripping the Mango apart right now.



Crash



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Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 3:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank



Thanks Rob I think,

Can the freezer, frig be removed without breaking any seals or does
the
compressor etc have to be removed from the box. Just trying to avoid
unnecessary damage....

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Brennan
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: 12/3/2007 2:07:35 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Bill

I'm supremely competent to answer the question. I am without keel
at the
moment.

The answer is to remove everything: frig, freezer. The access is
fabulous,
and the inside of the boat looks like an opp shop.

Good luck.

Rob on Nebo SM251

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Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 3:11 AM
To: amelyachtowners
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Hello Sailors,

Does anyone know how to access the three sections of the water
tank. I can
get the one under the sink and under the floor boards in the galley
but how
does one get to the section under the counter and freezer?
I was grounded on a sand bar and bounced. It cracked the water tank
around
the 500-510 liter area and I can see the crack which I cleaned and
sealed
with 5200 in the two aforementioned areas but am still leaking so
must
access the the third area which I have not been able to do.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your advice.

Bill Rahmig, SM 72 Leonore of Sark

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

BeyersWF
 

From: Crash

Subj: Water Tank on a '82 Mango, "Windrush"

Problem: Water Tank Depth Gage



While checking water depth on my '82 Mango using the aluminum
tube depth gage next to the ladder to the cockpit, it was stuck at about 700
liters. I knew there was more water in the tank than that. I tried to
"nudge" to tube up when I felt it give upward a "bit.' When I released it,
the tube fell to the bottom of the tank with a bang. How in the heck can I
get to the tube in the bottom of the tank, under the fridge and at the base
of the ladder, to repair same? Help. I assume [bad word] that Amel has a
replacement although I haven't asked yet. I need to know how to get the old
one out first. P.S. I'm a live aboard and its winter now. Not looking
forward to ripping the Mango apart right now.



Crash



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Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 3:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank



Thanks Rob I think,

Can the freezer, frig be removed without breaking any seals or does the
compressor etc have to be removed from the box. Just trying to avoid
unnecessary damage....

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Brennan
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
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Sent: 12/3/2007 2:07:35 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Bill

I'm supremely competent to answer the question. I am without keel at the
moment.

The answer is to remove everything: frig, freezer. The access is fabulous,
and the inside of the boat looks like an opp shop.

Good luck.

Rob on Nebo SM251

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Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 3:11 AM
To: amelyachtowners
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Hello Sailors,

Does anyone know how to access the three sections of the water tank. I can
get the one under the sink and under the floor boards in the galley but how
does one get to the section under the counter and freezer?
I was grounded on a sand bar and bounced. It cracked the water tank around
the 500-510 liter area and I can see the crack which I cleaned and sealed
with 5200 in the two aforementioned areas but am still leaking so must
access the the third area which I have not been able to do.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your advice.

Bill Rahmig, SM 72 Leonore of Sark

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

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Rob, Is there an access plate to the 3rd section of the water tank, the section under the freezer. If not, no need to remove everything.
thanks again for your prompt and helpful response

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Brennan
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 12/3/2007 2:07:35 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank


Bill

I'm supremely competent to answer the question. I am without keel at the
moment.

The answer is to remove everything: frig, freezer. The access is fabulous,
and the inside of the boat looks like an opp shop.

Good luck.

Rob on Nebo SM251

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
leonorebt@earthlink.net
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 3:11 AM
To: amelyachtowners
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Hello Sailors,

Does anyone know how to access the three sections of the water tank. I can
get the one under the sink and under the floor boards in the galley but how
does one get to the section under the counter and freezer?
I was grounded on a sand bar and bounced. It cracked the water tank around
the 500-510 liter area and I can see the crack which I cleaned and sealed
with 5200 in the two aforementioned areas but am still leaking so must
access the the third area which I have not been able to do.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your advice.

Bill Rahmig, SM 72 Leonore of Sark

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

leonorebt@...
 

Thanks Rob I think,

Can the freezer, frig be removed without breaking any seals or does the compressor etc have to be removed from the box. Just trying to avoid unnecessary damage....

Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: Rob Brennan
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 12/3/2007 2:07:35 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank


Bill

I'm supremely competent to answer the question. I am without keel at the
moment.

The answer is to remove everything: frig, freezer. The access is fabulous,
and the inside of the boat looks like an opp shop.

Good luck.

Rob on Nebo SM251

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
leonorebt@earthlink.net
Sent: Tuesday, 4 December 2007 3:11 AM
To: amelyachtowners
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Water Tank

Hello Sailors,

Does anyone know how to access the three sections of the water tank. I can
get the one under the sink and under the floor boards in the galley but how
does one get to the section under the counter and freezer?
I was grounded on a sand bar and bounced. It cracked the water tank around
the 500-510 liter area and I can see the crack which I cleaned and sealed
with 5200 in the two aforementioned areas but am still leaking so must
access the the third area which I have not been able to do.

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your advice.

Bill Rahmig, SM 72 Leonore of Sark

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