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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] fuel filters

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Eric, Yes, I did. I have always put two micron filters in my two in line Racors.Never had a problem till this year. Even then it was a momentary slowing of the revs rather than anything more exciting. Of course it could also have been some air in the line after I had changed a filter but I dont think it was.Cheers, Ian
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] fuel filters

eric freedman
 

Ian,
Did you have this problem with the 2 micron filter while using the pre
filter system that you and I had installed?
Fair Winds,
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 4:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] fuel filters

Hi John, how interesting to read of your conversion to 10 micron. I, too,
have always used 2 micron for my Racors and had no problem in 5 years in
South America until this season when the engine revs dipped two or three
times, despite a clean prop and filters that I change every 100 hours. The
Volvo engineer back in the UK told me that to use 2 microns on the Racors
was very likely the cause of the rev dip and I shall now switch to 10.
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] fuel filters

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi John, how interesting to read of your conversion to 10 micron. I, too, have always used 2 micron for my Racors and had no problem in 5 years in South America until this season when the engine revs dipped two or three times, despite a clean prop and filters that I change every 100 hours. The Volvo engineer back in the UK told me that to use 2 microns on the Racors was very likely the cause of the rev dip and I shall now switch to 10.
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Re: Sailing from Curacao to Guadaloupe

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Hi Gary,

Unless the wind goes to the south or the southeast, the 500 mile trip
from the ABC's to Guadeloupe will probably be a motor sail.

Last November on Thanksgiving week, we sailed from Bonaire to St.
Thomas...440 miles at 32 degrees with winds at 20 - 25 kts at 100 to
105 degrees. Our passage took 61.5 hours with an average made good of
7.15 knots. We were pointed about as close to the wind as we could
sail. Our log is at
http://www.svbebe.com/getjealous.php?action=showdiaryentry&diary_id=223696&go=securitysail


With your cutter rig, you might be able to point a couple of degrees
closer. We passed about 5 or 6 miles off of St. Croix's west coast.
If you get winds from 100 - 115, this might be an alternative for you.
BTW, there were several boats in the ABC's that wanted to make the
same run to the Virgins. They decided to wait until after
Thanksgiving week and the wind never got further south than 80
degrees. They slugged their way to Grenada then turned North.

I assume that you know that the fuel at Curacao Yacht Club is clean
and a good buy at about $2.00 USD.

Best,

Bill Rouse
SM2 # 387
s/v BeBe
www.svbebe.com



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

When I sailed from St Martin to Curacao in May I was with the current
and wind. It was a wonderful sail leaving Monday evening and arriving
in Curacao Thursday @ 6:00PM. Now I am planning on sailing (motoring?)
over Thanksgiving from Curacao to Guadaloupe. I assume that this sail
is against the current and probably into the wind. I would welcome any
suggestion or comments on the best route to go. I have allow myself 6
days.
Thank you in advance for any input any of you may have.


Sailing from Curacao to Guadaloupe

gwollenberg <bozocinq@...>
 

When I sailed from St Martin to Curacao in May I was with the current
and wind. It was a wonderful sail leaving Monday evening and arriving
in Curacao Thursday @ 6:00PM. Now I am planning on sailing (motoring?)
over Thanksgiving from Curacao to Guadaloupe. I assume that this sail
is against the current and probably into the wind. I would welcome any
suggestion or comments on the best route to go. I have allow myself 6
days.
Thank you in advance for any input any of you may have.


fuel filters

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Hi all, Let me jump into the filter fray. For years I've used a 2 micron filter as my primary filter ,on my old boat and this Amel, they worked just fine because I was always buying good clean fuel. On this trip south I stocked up on 2 micron filters and took off. Three weeks ago I got a bad load of fuel that cost me all of my 2 micron filters. I was using one every 3 to 6 hours. I limped into a port on my last filter. I had a diesel mechanic come aboard and he told me that I needed to use 10 micron filters for the primary. I then called the Volvo representative in the states, and he told me that Volvo recommends a 10 primary because their secondary on the engine is a 2 micron. I then had the mechanic order me a dozen flown in. I now have the proper filters and have only changed the primary once since then. Ironically, after the incident I was reading an old cruising world magazine,may 2007, and on page 81 there was an article from Zimmerman Marine about the proper filters to use on a diesel engine. He says the same thing except he explains in detail why. I'm now a 10 micron man. As to the gentlemen who wanted advise about taking his Amel down the intercoastal waterway from Norfolk. I'm a license Captain from Norfolk Va. who has made that trip many times in various boats in the last 30 years. My advise to him is " don't even think about it" John SM248 Moondog
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Racor filter

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Eric; we have an earlier SM 209 and just mounted a
dual 500 series Raco on the back wall using the Amel
bolts that apear to welded to a plate that CAN NOT be
accessed by way of the aft cabin. I made a wood mount
that works very well. We also installed two Delco
ele. fuel pumps to supply the engine and gen set. As
we found that at about 1/4 tank the fuel follow is
very poor. (note we are using 2 m filter as pre
filters, yes, I know that is very fine however these
are easy to change and that makes for a problem free
engine) We used the engine room fan with a jumper as
the power source and gen set engine run lead to jumper
that pump. This all works very very well. It is not
hard to move the filters using good quality fuel
lines.

Good luck.
Richard and Joan SM 209 Challenge

--- kimberlite@optonline.net wrote:

Paul,
My
racor dual filter came with the Amel comfort package
and the 100 hp yanmar. The problem is that the drain
of the outboard filter is located just 2 inches
above the engine stringer and is very difficult to
use. I purchased a racor brass elbow and drain cock
for this filter but I am having second thoughts
about mounting that heavy metal into the plastic
bowl.

Does anyone know how the
racor filter is attached to the bulkhead? I could
not find the nuts for the bolts that hold the filter
on. I was thinking of moving the filter.


How do feel the
algy-x filter works. I recall practical sailor
didn't thin it worked but they can be wrong.
Fair winds,
Eric
Sm 376 kimberlite



----- Original Message -----
From: Paul LaFrance
Date: Friday, October 19, 2007 7:04 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Racor filter
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Bill & Eric
When we installed the Dual system , we put it
between the engine
and genset. In the spot where the filter was
before we installed
an Algae X filter that does not require changing.
On the Racor
we went with a 5MM filter and the other is a 10MM.
Changing
filters is easy now.

Paul
S/V Nomad
----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 8:03 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Racor filter


Eric,

I agree. My only solution is that I reserve the
outboard
filter for
emergency use only...if anyone can figure out
something
better, I am
all ears.

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
kimberlite@... wrote:

hi,
i have a
yanmar engine with a dual racor filter. the
outboard filter
is very
difficult and messy to drain.
does anyone have a easy solution to this
problem.

also how do you clean under the engine?
fair winds,
eric
sm376 kimberlite


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Racor filter

eric freedman
 

Paul,
My
racor dual filter came with the Amel comfort package and the 100 hp yanmar. The problem is that the drain of the outboard filter is located just 2 inches above the engine stringer and is very difficult to use. I purchased a racor brass elbow and drain cock for this filter but I am having second thoughts about mounting that heavy metal into the plastic bowl.

Does anyone know how the
racor filter is attached to the bulkhead? I could not find the nuts for the bolts that hold the filter on. I was thinking of moving the filter.


How do feel the
algy-x filter works. I recall practical sailor didn't thin it worked but they can be wrong.
Fair winds,
Eric
Sm 376 kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: Paul LaFrance
Date: Friday, October 19, 2007 7:04 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Racor filter
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Bill & Eric
When we installed the Dual system , we put it between the engine
and genset. In the spot where the filter was before we installed
an Algae X filter that does not require changing. On the Racor
we went with a 5MM filter and the other is a 10MM. Changing
filters is easy now.

Paul
S/V Nomad
----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 8:03 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Racor filter


Eric,

I agree. My only solution is that I reserve the outboard
filter for
emergency use only...if anyone can figure out something
better, I am
all ears.

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite@... wrote:

hi,
i have a
yanmar engine with a dual racor filter. the outboard filter
is very
difficult and messy to drain.
does anyone have a easy solution to this problem.

also how do you clean under the engine?
fair winds,
eric
sm376 kimberlite










ICW Norfolk to Beaufort

P Aubrey
 

I am the owner of SM 2000 MAIA #293 currently berthed at Portomaso, Malta. I had the misfortune to engage a delivery crew to sail MAIA from Tortola to Norfolk in May 2002. The crew decided to use the ICW from Beaufort to Norfolk due to poor weather (and to save time!) They failed to pass under one bridge (I am afraid I can not name it but it was near the Beaufort end) successfully and succeeded in damaging the masthead lights and wind instruments and lopping of the aerials. By some miracle they did not succeed in dismasting her! They also succeeded in wrecking the genoa furling gear (never explained how) which was successfully repaired along with the other damage at the Gloucester point Marina, VA., on receipt of the required parts from Amel. I do not know what the tide state was when they attempted to pass under the bridge but I would certainly advise against an attempt at using the ICW on this sector although it is just possible that at low water one might pass under this
particular bridge. Since they managed to deliver her to Norfolk I assume that the depths were OK but this was over 5 years ago. I sailed round Cape Hatteras myself in November 2002 en route to Ft Lauderdale FL with stops in Charleston SC and St Augustine FL.and had a good trip with no storms or bad weather. Good luck

Peter Aubrey

MAIA SM2000 #293


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Racor filter

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Bill & Eric
When we installed the Dual system , we put it between the engine and genset. In the spot where the filter was before we installed an Algae X filter that does not require changing. On the Racor we went with a 5MM filter and the other is a 10MM. Changing filters is easy now.

Paul
S/V Nomad

----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 8:03 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Racor filter


Eric,

I agree. My only solution is that I reserve the outboard filter for
emergency use only...if anyone can figure out something better, I am
all ears.

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite@... wrote:
>
> hi,
> i have a
> yanmar engine with a dual racor filter. the outboard filter is very
difficult and messy to drain.
> does anyone have a easy solution to this problem.
>
> also how do you clean under the engine?
> fair winds,
> eric
> sm376 kimberlite
>
>
>
>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] More Inland Waterway Questions

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Joe, why not stop in Portsmouth NH and we'll put you
on a mooring at the Yacht club and head down to
Annapolis by way of Block Island and the C&D canal.
Your thoughs

Richard and Joan SM 209


--- blowinahoudy <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

We are fairly new members of the group and are
heading south from
Maine in two days.

Has anyone talen a 53' Super Maramu from Norfolk,
VA. to Beaufort, NC.
recently. We are especially concerned about bridge
heights and water
depth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Joe #86
"Brown-Eyed Girl"


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] More Inland Waterway Questions

Thomas Peacock <peacock@...>
 

We own SM #240 and are also headed south from the Chesapeake to South
Carolina in three weeks.

I assume you are talking about going through the ICW; unfortunately,
while the regulations call for a depth of 12 feet, it has been much
neglected over the past few years and has silted up in many areas.
Postings in chat rooms talk about a five foot depth in some spots; I
motored the ICW in a previous boat six years ago, and at times bumped
with a six foot keel. I don't see any alternative for you except the
outside route around Hatteras. There is no place to put in between
Norfolk and Beaufort, NC. Be sure to allow yourself a reasonable
weather window; with planning, it should not be much of a problem,
but the conditions around Hatteras are very fluky and can change
quickly. Always an adventure, but your boat should be able to handle
most of what Hatteras can throw at you.

Tom Peacock
Aletes SM 240

On Oct 18, 2007, at 10:52 AM, blowinahoudy wrote:

We are fairly new members of the group and are heading south from
Maine in two days.

Has anyone talen a 53' Super Maramu from Norfolk, VA. to Beaufort, NC.
recently. We are especially concerned about bridge heights and water
depth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Joe #86
"Brown-Eyed Girl"



More Inland Waterway Questions

blowinahoudy <no_reply@...>
 

We are fairly new members of the group and are heading south from
Maine in two days.

Has anyone talen a 53' Super Maramu from Norfolk, VA. to Beaufort, NC.
recently. We are especially concerned about bridge heights and water
depth. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Joe #86
"Brown-Eyed Girl"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: soft dodger material

william rahmig <leonorebt@...>
 

Hi Bill, Thanks for the information. I will check it out.

Bill Rahmig

----- Original Message -----
From: svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 10/17/2007 6:09:13 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: soft dodger material


Hi Bill,

If I were you I would look closely at Shelter-Rite 18oz. Polyester
which is designed and produced by Seaman Corporation. Their website
is at http://www.shelterritetarps.com/prodspec.html

I understand that several sail lofts are using this fabric for
biminis. It is a woven polyester that is coated and comes in colors.

Their contact info is: Seaman Corporation | 1000 Venture Boulevard
Wooster, Ohio 44691 | Phone 800-927-8578 ∑ 330-262-1111 ∑ Fax
330-263-6950

They will send samples.

Regards,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "william rahmig"
<leonorebt@...> wrote:


Hi everyone,
I am looking for material to replace the folding soft dodger on my
Super Maramu SM72. Does anyone know what type of material it is and
how many yards would be required to make a new one? Also, if you
might know where it may be purchased in the US.

Thanks for any information

Fair Winds,

Bill Rahmig, Leonore of Sark

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Re: bilge grounding strap.

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I had not thought of coating the ground strap. I assume that you are
considering this to insulate the copper from possible corrosion. My
thoughts are: (1) You could not coat it at the base where it attaches
to the 30mm nut. (2) If you use 1/8" copper as I did, you will not
need to worry about the slight deterioration of the copper.

It appears that Amel connected the cast iron keel to the ships
bonding. One purpose of this could be to protect the keel from
electrolysis, but I assume there is more to this because 11 or 12
green/yellow ground (bonding) wires connect to the copper strap that
is connected to the keel.

Incidentally, it appears that Amel grounded my Furuno SSB antenna
tuner not only to bronze ground plates, but also they connected a
green/yellow ground wire to the antenna tuner ground connection which
I assume runs to the copper ground strap in the bilge (I am not
certain that the green/yellow wire on the tuner runs directly to the
ground strap, but I will try to check this the next time I clean the
bilge). I believe this would increase the ground for the antenna
tuner. I checked the wiring diagrams that are in the appendix of the
owner's manual and found nothing for bonding/grounding...possibly just
missing from my manual.

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe - SM2 #387
lying Cartagena, Colombia







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

Bill,
thanks for the fine photos. i was thinking of covering the copper with
liquid electrical insulation . except of course at the connections.
what do you think of that idea?

someone asked about why the keel is bonded to the ships bonding.
it is a good question as the bonding is already connect to the rudder
zincs. my only thought is that is is some kind of lightning
protection , although the rigging has none. otherwise i can only think
that it is used to protect the keel from electrolysis.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlite


Re: soft dodger material

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Hi Bill,

If I were you I would look closely at Shelter-Rite 18oz. Polyester
which is designed and produced by Seaman Corporation. Their website
is at http://www.shelterritetarps.com/prodspec.html

I understand that several sail lofts are using this fabric for
biminis. It is a woven polyester that is coated and comes in colors.

Their contact info is: Seaman Corporation | 1000 Venture Boulevard
Wooster, Ohio 44691 | Phone 800-927-8578 · 330-262-1111 · Fax
330-263-6950

They will send samples.

Regards,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "william rahmig"
<leonorebt@...> wrote:


Hi everyone,
I am looking for material to replace the folding soft dodger on my
Super Maramu SM72. Does anyone know what type of material it is and
how many yards would be required to make a new one? Also, if you
might know where it may be purchased in the US.

Thanks for any information

Fair Winds,

Bill Rahmig, Leonore of Sark

william rahmig
leonorebt@...
Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] inland waterway New York to Norfolk?

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Hi, I would not plan on going into any of the NJ bays
as they are shallow and the fixed bridges at Toms
River will give you some problems. Check the
charts.... Also DO NOT use Barneget Inlet as it
shoals and will have breaking waves if it is east or
northeast.

You can not use the Cape May canal either... You can
use the C&D canal. By the way just south of the break
water before entering is a great place to drop the
hook for the night... It can be very interesting to
use the marinas in the C&D as they shoal.

Good luck
Richard SM 209

--- blowinahoudy <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Has anyone made the trip in an Amel Super Maqramu 53
(1992 #86)? I am
interested in the bridge heights and if anyone has
done the above trip
recently. We plan on heading south in about a week
and any thoughts
would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe


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inland waterway New York to Norfolk?

blowinahoudy <no_reply@...>
 

Has anyone made the trip in an Amel Super Maqramu 53 (1992 #86)? I am
interested in the bridge heights and if anyone has done the above trip
recently. We plan on heading south in about a week and any thoughts
would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Joe


soft dodger material

william rahmig <leonorebt@...>
 

Hi everyone,
I am looking for material to replace the folding soft dodger on my Super Maramu SM72. Does anyone know what type of material it is and how many yards would be required to make a new one? Also, if you might know where it may be purchased in the US.

Thanks for any information

Fair Winds,

Bill Rahmig, Leonore of Sark

william rahmig
leonorebt@earthlink.net
Why Wait? Move to EarthLink.


bilge grounding strap.

eric freedman
 

Bill,
thanks for the fine photos. i was thinking of covering the copper with
liquid electrical insulation . except of course at the connections.
what do you think of that idea?

someone asked about why the keel is bonded to the ships bonding.
it is a good question as the bonding is already connect to the rudder
zincs. my only thought is that is is some kind of lightning
protection , although the rigging has none. otherwise i can only think
that it is used to protect the keel from electrolysis.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 kimberlite