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Re: Staysail for SM

Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@...>
 

I have one of these sails and I am happy that I do. It is a true storm sail
and needs a lot of wind, but when the wind is too much for a reefed geni, it
does very well. I understand that Gateff has made about 70 of these sails
for Super Maramus.



Miles Bidwell (s/y LADYBUG)

Sm 216


TMD 22 how to cleaned the heat exchanger

jlucmertz <jlmertz@...>
 

Did any know how to clean the heat exchanger on a tmd22 ?

Is it possible to repair the tubes ?

merci
jluc mertz
CottonBay
France


Staysail for SM

iv_pepe <iv_pepe@...>
 

Has anyone a experions with staysail made in Gateff.
s/y fortuna Pepe


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Zealand Haulout in Tauranga

Peter Killen
 

Hi there Peter Killen here on SM Pure Magic. One of my friends sailing with me has kept his boat in NZ in the past and says there are good marina and haul out facilities in Tauranga. Can't remember the precise name but thinks it is Tauranga Marina. Suggests you contact them ahead of arrival and book what you require. Regards
Sent from my BlackBerryģ wireless handheld

-----Original Message-----
From: "svbebe" <yahoogroups@svbebe.com>

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 04:25:49
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Zealand Haulout in Tauranga


Has anyone used any location in Tauranga, New Zealand for a haulout?

Best,

Bill & Judy Rouse
s/v BeBe - Amel SM2 #387


Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

Ater tracing the water supply lines I found the pressure reglator
under the floorboards of the cockpit lazarette. My lazarette has
fore and aft compartments and another divider making a deep sections
near the cockpit and shallow ones near the hull. Under the front
deep section is the Indel water heater and under the rear deep
section was the pressure regulator. There were actually two
regulators. First was an electrical one which would cut power if a
preset pressure was reached and then there was a mechanical regulator
the same as the one in my home. The mechanical one had seized in the
closed off position causing the water flow to be obstructed. Both of
the regulators are unnecessary if you use a modern electonically
regulated pump. You will also find an accumulator plumbed in near the
regulator. This a bottle which merely stores the pressure in the
system so that you would have a rush of water even before the pump
was activated.

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

Hi would you please explain exactly where your pressure regulator
was
located?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of billklein48
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 8:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures



The bath faucet/showers can be replaced with kitchen sprayers that
one may get at Home Depot or such. They usually can be had with the
flex hose. I have to look at my kitchen faucet, but I think the
rubber is a standard rubber grommet that one could find at a a good
auto supply.
Another useful and interesting fact is that if you ever replace the
water supply pump for domestic water, and the pump is of the modern
self regulating kind, you should remove the old pressure regulator
probably located under the rear area of the lazarette under the
floor
boards. My pressure regulator froze up after winter layup and It
caused me a little grief after I replaced the water pump and still
had no water pressure. After a little detective work I found the
regulator that I was previously unaware of. Then after removing the
regulator had plenty of water for a brisk shower!!
----Bill Klein SV Popeye

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin"
<dave_benjamin@> wrote:

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the
heads
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the
pipe
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the
extendable
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement
parts
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?




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Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

Dave_Benjamin
 

Bill,

We're hoping to retain the original hardware. They are of excellent
quality and just need a bit of maintenance. Since we liveaboard I hate
to start tearing stuff apart if I'm not sure about sourcing the
replacement seals, etc.

Cheers,
Dave and Jean

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

The bath faucet/showers can be replaced with kitchen sprayers that
one may get at Home Depot or such. They usually can be had with the
flex hose. I have to look at my kitchen faucet, but I think the
rubber is a standard rubber grommet that one could find at a a good
auto supply.
Another useful and interesting fact is that if you ever replace the
water supply pump for domestic water, and the pump is of the modern
self regulating kind, you should remove the old pressure regulator
probably located under the rear area of the lazarette under the floor
boards. My pressure regulator froze up after winter layup and It
caused me a little grief after I replaced the water pump and still
had no water pressure. After a little detective work I found the
regulator that I was previously unaware of. Then after removing the
regulator had plenty of water for a brisk shower!!
----Bill Klein SV Popeye


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

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the
heads
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the
pipe
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the
extendable
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement parts
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

eric freedman
 

Hi would you please explain exactly where your pressure regulator was
located?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of billklein48
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 8:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures



The bath faucet/showers can be replaced with kitchen sprayers that
one may get at Home Depot or such. They usually can be had with the
flex hose. I have to look at my kitchen faucet, but I think the
rubber is a standard rubber grommet that one could find at a a good
auto supply.
Another useful and interesting fact is that if you ever replace the
water supply pump for domestic water, and the pump is of the modern
self regulating kind, you should remove the old pressure regulator
probably located under the rear area of the lazarette under the floor
boards. My pressure regulator froze up after winter layup and It
caused me a little grief after I replaced the water pump and still
had no water pressure. After a little detective work I found the
regulator that I was previously unaware of. Then after removing the
regulator had plenty of water for a brisk shower!!
----Bill Klein SV Popeye

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "Dave_Benjamin"
<dave_benjamin@...> wrote:

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the
heads
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the
pipe
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the
extendable
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement parts
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?


Re: older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

The bath faucet/showers can be replaced with kitchen sprayers that
one may get at Home Depot or such. They usually can be had with the
flex hose. I have to look at my kitchen faucet, but I think the
rubber is a standard rubber grommet that one could find at a a good
auto supply.
Another useful and interesting fact is that if you ever replace the
water supply pump for domestic water, and the pump is of the modern
self regulating kind, you should remove the old pressure regulator
probably located under the rear area of the lazarette under the floor
boards. My pressure regulator froze up after winter layup and It
caused me a little grief after I replaced the water pump and still
had no water pressure. After a little detective work I found the
regulator that I was previously unaware of. Then after removing the
regulator had plenty of water for a brisk shower!!
----Bill Klein SV Popeye


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

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the
heads
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the
pipe
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the
extendable
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement parts
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?


older Maramu - plumbing fixtures

Dave_Benjamin
 

Our lovely old Maramu has the original plumbing fixtures in the heads
and galley sink. I need to find a new rubber piece for where the pipe
penetrates the sink. Also I've got some leaks in one of the extendable
faucet/showerhead fittings. Will I be able to find replacement parts
in a plumbing supply place in the US or are these a bit trickier?


New Zealand Haulout in Tauranga

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Has anyone used any location in Tauranga, New Zealand for a haulout?

Best,

Bill & Judy Rouse
s/v BeBe - Amel SM2 #387


Nirvana electric furler

Dave_Benjamin
 

Does anyone have a manual or other documentation for this unit?
English or German would be great.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

On my Mango, I did install a Autohelm 7000 (type 2 electric drive) pilot before recrossing the Atlantic, since on the voyage to Europe, one of the steering cable broke and much of the steering was done using the emergency tiller. Furthermore, the original and faithful Neco pilot not only consumes more than 6 amp never ceasing to move but would steer from side to side, sometimes loosing control when the boat would hit a large wave.
 
The electric drive was installed under the starboard seat of the aft cabin, a heavy s-steel extension was bolted to the existing  tiller arm. This extension was raised in order to allow the existing control cable to function. The lenght of the extension is a bit longer than that recommended by the manufacurer, since i did not wish the pilot to move the rudder beyond its original setting and exert pressure beyond the rudder angle set by Amel. The wood panels had to be cut out in order for the tiller arm to be connected to the electric drive (which also required a cut out) the base of which was glassed in on the reinforced 18mm ply transom board installed by Amel in front of the rudder post.
 
Sorry i have no pictures and i am in Quebec and the boat is in Martinique.
 
The pilot is installed since 2005, with the help of one crew, i crossed the Atlantic in February 2007. For this crossing the ¬†winds were fair to strong but¬†the sea was very rought¬†and huge swells crossing the waves would have made it impossible for the Neco to hold. The Autohelm has performed impeccably¬†requiring¬†approx. 3 amp/h when sea conditions did not exceed 2 to 2¬Ĺm.
 
Serge Tremblay, Mango #51




Devenez un meilleur amigo gr√Ęce √† Yahoo! Courriel
http://cf.promos.yahoo.com/courriel/visiteguidee2/

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Sale Amel SM

ivarmylde <mylde@...>
 

I reluctanty will put my Super Maramu 1991 for sale after having
sailed for abt 30 years. Boat is in very nice condition with many
upgrades and much extra equipment. On the hard in Greece.
Can breefly mention, Yanmar 100hk new 2002, 600 hrs, Onan 7Kva new
2000, 500 hrs, Complete Gatef set of sails new 2000 ( many sails ).
Very little sailed last 5 yrs, mainly engine use. Addition to standard
equip: Max Prop, watermaker from 2001, Eberspecher 5KW, B&G
instruments,InmarsatC,Satelite phone,SSB Furuno 1550,Furuno
weatherfax,Plotter etc.Ready to go.
Rgds Ivar Mylde
S/Y Silfrania
Tel: +47 97691670


south CUBA

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all,
I'm considering to sail next January from Venezuela, Puerto La Cruz, to
Puerto Rico, Hispagnola and Cuba south coast and to return at the end
of May to Venezuela.
The main question is how/where to find sheltered anchorage, enough
deep, along the cayos of south Cuba.
I have Guides and Cuban Elect.Charts but the experience is far better.
So, do you have some suitable locations ( more deep than 2.15 mt )
name/gps wp , where to drop my anchor ?
Any other suggestion will be particularly appreciated.
Fair wind,
Giovanni TESTA
s/v EUTIKIA
AMEL SM2K n428


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Dear Pepe
Thank you ----I will look for the photos.
Best
Jim

________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of iv_pepe
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 2:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft
bunk



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "Jim Dernehl"
<jim.dernehl@...> wrote:

Dear Members

I am considering the installation of a second DRIVE UNIT for my
auto
helm---to be located under the aft bunk. I believe this has been
done on
some of the Amel Super Maramu boats . It would be very helpful if I
could get a photo from some member showing how this second drive is
positioned under the bunk and attached to the steering shaft.
Thanks in advance.
Jim Dernehl
PAO-SAN #88
Dear Jim,
I have originaly fixt,second linear drive unit, under aft bunk,
monday, I send you a pictures abb.
Pepe s/y FORTUNA





Re: Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

iv_pepe <iv_pepe@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Jim Dernehl"
<jim.dernehl@...> wrote:

Dear Members

I am considering the installation of a second DRIVE UNIT for my
auto
helm---to be located under the aft bunk. I believe this has been
done on
some of the Amel Super Maramu boats . It would be very helpful if I
could get a photo from some member showing how this second drive is
positioned under the bunk and attached to the steering shaft.
Thanks in advance.
Jim Dernehl
PAO-SAN #88
Dear Jim,
I have originaly fixt,second linear drive unit, under aft bunk,
monday, I send you a pictures abb.
Pepe s/y FORTUNA



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Second Auto Helm Drive unit under aft bunk

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Dear Members

I am considering the installation of a second DRIVE UNIT for my auto
helm---to be located under the aft bunk. I believe this has been done on
some of the Amel Super Maramu boats . It would be very helpful if I
could get a photo from some member showing how this second drive is
positioned under the bunk and attached to the steering shaft.
Thanks in advance.
Jim Dernehl
PAO-SAN #88


Maramu staysail question

Dave_Benjamin
 

Greetings,

We own hull #29. Does anyone know if the older Maramu's were fitted
with a tang for the staysail on the mainmast? There is a small tang
that I'm guessing is for a topping lift and I don't see anything else
to attach a staysail stay to. Or perhaps the staysail was intended to
have been flown from the masthead? The small tang is just above the
spreaders. I'd be interested in hearing from any owners have flown a
staysail from the mainmast. Where was the stay attached on the mast
and what sort of sheeting arrangements were used?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sacrificial anode / locking system for wheel

Howard Berger
 

Deb,

Thanks for the info on Hydrovane; looks like a good product. I will
check them out. I also plan to speak with Scanmar, who make the
Monitor as well as a windvane similar to the Hydrovane (auto-helm)
and another vane called the Saye's Rig. Hans always goes to the
Annapolis Boat show and he'll also be in your neck of the woods -- at
least hemisphere -- at the Southampton Boat show in September.

I'm also a believer in non-power solutions to self-steering. It
always possible to have something go terribly wrong and lose all your
batteries and electronics. A second autopilot won't be much good in
that situation.

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

Howard

We have been researching wind vane steering. I personally will only
fit a steering system that provides a seperate rudder. I have used
Sailomat in the past with a water driven servo arm and its own
rudder.Recently have discovered the Hydrovane system
www.hydrovane.com. This British/Canadian company appears to provide
a
reliable system that does not require much adjustment take a look
at
the website and let us know what you think. I think you could use
it
from the cockpit although the lines would be long its one simple
endless line.
I am a believer in non power solutions to self steering if possible
and the extra rudder could be useful.

Deb
Orion1 Maramu#42

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Howard Berger"
<svresolute@> wrote:

We'd also be interested as well in hearing owners' wind vane
solutions.

Our previous boat, a Caliber 40 LRC, was fitted with a Monitor
wind
vane, a servo pendulum device. The Monitor "saved our bacon"
when
the Autohelm autopilot broke our first night out of Bermuda and
the
wind vane steered us all the way to the Azores. I don't see how
we
would have completed our crossing, with only my wife and myself
aboard, without it.

The Caliber is an aft cockpit boat so the runs for control lines
to
the wheel were short, not the case in a center cockpit vessel.
The
vane also needs "futzing", i.e., small adjustments that one makes
directly on it to keep it zeroed in, but I don't know how to
accomplish this from our Maramu (my arm's not long enough to
reach
to
the transom). We're planning to cruise extensively in the next
few
years after our refit is done and this is a nagging problem for
us.
Do many of you just carry a spare autopilot control and drive
unit
as
Joel noted?

Best regards,
Howard Berger
s/v Jazz, Maramu 144
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "woodsdeborah_56"
<woodsdeborah_56@> wrote:

I do not want to labour the point but I wonder if anyone in the
group
has fitted wind vane it would be good to hear how you found it

Many thanks

Deb and John
Orion1


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


Thanks for that Joel I am suprised that only 10% have had
wind
vane
steering. The system that we are considering would provide a
second
rudder shoud we lose the first but point noted and we will
have
to
give it some thought

Deb
Orion 1



--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Joel Potter"
<jfpottercys@> wrote:

There is no anode in the 4-154 cooling system .I had a
client
put
one in
and it never got any smaller even years later .Perhaps it
is
a
good
thing to
consider that less than 10% of the Amels that have
circumnavigated
(that we
know of) have wind steering systems .Most voyagers use dual
autopilots
.Experience is the best teacher .
Do not tighten the friction knob on the bottom of the Morse
steering system
any tighter than to finger tight .It was not intended to be
a
lock
and
replacement parts are nearly nonexistent .Use a bungee cord
through
the
wheel to lessen the wheels movement if need be .

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869 Fax: (954) 462-3923
Email: jfpottercys@



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trinidad-A/C Units

S/Y MELMAR Y - marc <newsgroup@...>
 

hi gary

we have our maramu now the second hurricane season in a row in trinidad due to unforseen longer 'homeleave' - well rather a 'babyleave'. our MELMAR Y is on the hard at power boats, more or less between coral cove and peaks. we didn't opt for an A/C but for a dehumidifier. last summer we had one onboard from power boats, they put the whole set inside (no open hatches for thiefs), close to a drain (for us on the galley sink). they also have a look every now and then to check if the condense-water doesn't stay somewhere inside. it worked fine up to one floor board which started to bend, for us not serious but you can still see it. i heard from others about broken wooden tables and more due to a high degree of dehumidifying. anyway i'd recommend, and i will do it for this summer, not to set the dehumidifier to a too dry setting. i also heard about condensation problems due to a too low temperature inside because of using an A/C... once in trinidad get the boater's directory and/or call into the chagaurama's cruiser's net, every morning at 0800 and you'll get plenty of possibilities to rent an A/C. on the net there will also be others which can give you their opinion.

chaga is a great place to leave and/or work on the boat. don't forget to do some excursions on the island, there's a lot to see. say hello to Jesse James from marc & melanie of MELMAR Y!

marc, maramu #89, S/Y MELMAR Y, www.melmar.ch