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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor wash pump

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

Hi Bill,

I know how you feel! I think that many of us have experienced the same problem. If you don't get a suitable replacement pump, it might be worth noting that Amel now fit a higher voltage motor to the pump which reduces the stress on the body. I fitted one to Crusader, but as she is now sold, I cannot say for sure that it solves the problem completely.

It you get a side fed pump, there should be no problem re-routing or extending the tubes. I put a pressure stat in my lines so that I could feed a deck wash point via a diverter valve without over pressurizing the pump when the hose was in the off position. It worked well, though in my new boat Amel have suggested something better. They are fitting a higher pressure fresh water pump (its a monster), and the deck wash will now be fresh water, using of course the existing pressure stat to switch the pump off.

If you do find a good replacement Bill, be sure to let us all know. Regards to Sarah.

Ian Shepherd

Ex SM 2000 # 299 "Crusader"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unscrupulous Brokers

Hanspeter B├Ąttig <hanspeter.baettig@...>
 

Ian
well done
I had a similary situation with Fastnet International <fastnetinternational@eircom.net> Mr. Claus Elsen
which is a unfaithful person (he is a German Guy)

I alert every person interested to buy or sell a boat via this broker .. please do not open any business relations
with this company !!
kr
SM # 16
Hanspeter

----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Shepherd
To: Amel Owners Group
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 8:47 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unscrupulous Brokers


Thanks to the advertisement that I placed on this excellent web site some months ago, my SM 2000 "Crusader" has now been sold. However, I would like to draw your attention to what happens when you advertise your boat here. Brokers scan these pages and see an opportunity to make a commission. Bollman Yachts did this and contacted me in a very professional manner, arranged a contract between us, placed their own advertisement, and duly sold my boat. They did a first class job.

However, not all brokers are like Bollmans. Another broker (boats4ever.com) advertised my boat without ever making any contact with me at all! They told a Swiss couple that my boat was for sale, who then purchased non refundable airline tickets from Zurich to Grenada to see the boat. This broker made no contact with me regarding whether the boat was still available before they bought their tickets, and it was only by luck that their Grenada representative found out at the last moment that a sale had already been agreed on "Crusader" through Bollmans. This prevented them from actually making the trip, but as far as I know, they lost their air fares. It was subsequent to this that boats4ever.com did in fact email me saying that they had a higher offer, but I have principles and stuck with the lower offer that I had accepted through Bollman Yachts.

Whilst I should be grateful to have my boat advertised for free, the way in which this particular company went about doing so was hardly ethical. I received distressing emails, phone calls and faxes from the unfortunate Swiss couple who were very keen to buy. I feel very sorry about the way in which they were treated by boats4ever.com, and I hope that they will eventually receive rightful compensation.

I guess the lesson to be learnt is that if you advertise your boat here, it would be wise to add "not for sale through a broker unless a formal contract is made first".

Thanks to all of your who showed an interest.

Best Wishes

Ian Shepherd

SM 2000 # 299 "Crusader"





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Anchor wash pump

Bill & Sara Atz <WCZ4455@...>
 

Someone recently noted the anchor wash pump breakage problem on the
Super Maramus. My 4th pump in four years now leaks at the body, as
the others did. I am currently in Trinidad, waiting to fly back to
the US in a couple of weeks. I'd like to find a replacement pump
here if possible. Does anyone know of an appropriate choice of
pumps? It would be nice to put it in the same location, but that
requires flow from end-to-end rather than side-to-side as most
washdown pumps work. Bill on Lady Sadie


Re: where did you get the 28 volt bulbs

Daniel Goffaux <dgoffaux@...>
 

Eric,

Sorry for the delay in answering your request, I have been travelling
extensively lately. And I see that Joel has supplied you with other
sources of bulbs and another solution. As for me I get mine from a
small wholesale shop here in Fort Lauderdale, Tropical Marine; he
carries all sorts of europeam electrical equipment here in Fort
Lauderdale, even those italian, in line 3 prongs plugs found on Amels
for 24V (they are in fact 220 V plugs) (he supplies those big italian
motor yachts I guess!). I believe he is cheeper than other suppliers.
Also, a bigger electrical shop and contractor, Ward Electric, has them.

Tropical Marine:
Contact: Ghassan Habayeb,
phone 954 763 1366, fax 954 763 5280, e-mail: tropmarco@aol.com

Ward's Marine Electric
Phone 954 523 2815
Fax 954 523 1967
www.wardsmarine.com

Good luck.
Daniel
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
I have also heard of the mast head tri-color being replaced with a
28 volt bulb. where did you get the halogen bulbs at 28 volts?
thanks
eric
sm 376


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "dgoffaux" <dgoffaux@b...>
wrote:
Hi,

I have SM #135 and recently changed the original 50 amp charger
for a
Mastervolt 100 amp, with smart regulation. And I began to burn all
my
halogen bulbs because the charger goes to 28.5 V. The solution was
to
switch to 28V bulbs, as recommended by Mastervolt. I have had no
problem since, but cannot tell yet how long they will last.

Good Luck.

Daniel Goffaux
on "Passion"

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Stephan Regulinski"
<stephreg@y...> wrote:
When installing the halogen bulbs, you MUST clean the bulb first
with
alcohol and then not touch it with your fingers. This is true
even
if you remove the bulb from the package without touching it.
These
bulbs are exceptionally sensitive to contamination. I keep a
small
bottle of alcohol in the same tupperware box as the spare
halogen
bulbs. My bulb life is up dramatically.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "the Lundstroms"
<linneasail@h...> wrote:
Untitled DocumentWe have had "Linnea" fore about 9 months
(hull
#366). We have to change our interior light bulbs all the time
(particular the small halogen ones). Even though we try to not
have
all the lights on, we end up switching out about 2-3 light bulbs
per
week.

When we talked to Amel about it a while back, they explained
that
the problem is with the "Smart Charger" (an option we bought)
because
it pushes the voltage up to 28V frequently (when you are on
shore
power) which is to much for the halogen light bulbs. This makes
lots
of sense, but it's still frustrating to switch out light bulbs
all
the time.

Does anybody else have the same problem?


S/Y Linnea
Walter Lundstrom



1998 Super Maramu for Sale

pheyden2000 <amel98@...>
 

We have a 1998 Super Maramu for sale in California, U.S.A.
This one has LOTS of options, including the 2 chest freezers under
the seats, I-Com SSB with the tuner, 2 autopilots, a complete 110
volt system with a 1800 watt inverter,and a new 100 watt charging
sysem, also a new Balmar alternator, and water maker, and much MORE!
We just had an out of the water survey in May of 2003 which put the
boat at $522.000.
We are asking $450.00 and open to all options.
You can reach us for more info at AMEL98@DELLEPRO.COM or 775 265-5767
Peter on Liebling.


Unscrupulous Brokers

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

Thanks to the advertisement that I placed on this excellent web site some months ago, my SM 2000 "Crusader" has now been sold. However, I would like to draw your attention to what happens when you advertise your boat here. Brokers scan these pages and see an opportunity to make a commission. Bollman Yachts did this and contacted me in a very professional manner, arranged a contract between us, placed their own advertisement, and duly sold my boat. They did a first class job.

However, not all brokers are like Bollmans. Another broker (boats4ever.com) advertised my boat without ever making any contact with me at all! They told a Swiss couple that my boat was for sale, who then purchased non refundable airline tickets from Zurich to Grenada to see the boat. This broker made no contact with me regarding whether the boat was still available before they bought their tickets, and it was only by luck that their Grenada representative found out at the last moment that a sale had already been agreed on "Crusader" through Bollmans. This prevented them from actually making the trip, but as far as I know, they lost their air fares. It was subsequent to this that boats4ever.com did in fact email me saying that they had a higher offer, but I have principles and stuck with the lower offer that I had accepted through Bollman Yachts.

Whilst I should be grateful to have my boat advertised for free, the way in which this particular company went about doing so was hardly ethical. I received distressing emails, phone calls and faxes from the unfortunate Swiss couple who were very keen to buy. I feel very sorry about the way in which they were treated by boats4ever.com, and I hope that they will eventually receive rightful compensation.

I guess the lesson to be learnt is that if you advertise your boat here, it would be wise to add "not for sale through a broker unless a formal contract is made first".

Thanks to all of your who showed an interest.

Best Wishes

Ian Shepherd

SM 2000 # 299 "Crusader"


Insurance

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>
 

Thank you to all that responded to my question regarding insurance. I have been waiting for Pantaenius to come up with a quote for my new SM 2000, for I have always believed them to be the best in the business. That was until recently when the underwriters have forced their hand. They have now had to exclude many areas to the cruising community, and there are now minimum crew requirements. I will forward details once I have them all, though many of us will hear the bad news when it comes to renewal time. The only way forwards might be to ask Pantaenius to seek other underwriters. I have heard promising reports of an underwriting company called I.N.G. being sympathetic to the long distance cruiser. I guess it comes down to being able to make a profit at the end of the day, and Pantaenius have had some bad experiences during the past few years which the underwriter's cannot continue to pay out on. As yachts get more and more expensive, and the need for insurance is more necessary to protect our investment, it looks as if we are going to find ourselves increasingly isolated.

Fair Winds

Ian Shepherd


Perkins engine hours

Jens Henriksen <jens_henriksen@...>
 

I believe to have been told, that Perkins recommends a rebuild of the engine after 5000 hours of operation.

How does that match with practical experiences from owners of Maramu's and Super Maramu's ?

regards
--

Jens Henriksen
Denmark


Re: security Windward Islands

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

I have left my boat during the hurricane season in Grenada at the
marina in Hartman for a number of years with a local taking care of
it. Nothing has ever been stolen. The lines have been tended and
when a storm hit she was properly cared for. There is also a new
marina on the south side of Grenada that I am told is excellent. The
advantage of the marina described below although it is not in the
greatest shape is that it is a moorings station and personnel are
available for almost any service. Do not consider leaving your boat
at the club in St. Georges. There indeed you can encounter crime.

Arnold


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Claude Roessiger
<nearlynothing@y...> wrote:
I intend to base my SM in the Windward Islands this
winter. Most probably Grenada at the Yacht Club Marina
in St. George's or St. Lucia at the Rodney Bay Marina.
I know both and both have seemed safe. A recent issue
of Yachting World suggests otherwise, even speaking of
"all the time crime" on Grenada. The boat will be left
untended for about 4-5 weeks; the rest of the time,
when we're not aboard, there will be a female crew on
board, alone, and her security would also be a
concern, if there is cause. Both these facilities
represent that they have 24 hour guard.
I'd be interested in any thoughts regarding (a) the
boat's security at these facilities, and (b) the
crew's security on the respective islands.
Thanks very much.
Cheers!
Claude Roessiger SM#308, Nanuq

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] security Windward Islands

Claude Roessiger <nearlynothing@...>
 

Thanks very much for the info.
Best regards,
Claude

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Re: Insurance

Jochen Hofmann
 

Hi Ian,
to the best of my knowledge Pantaenius would still cover you - even singlehanded. We have a 1984 Maramu (and in some respects envy you for the SM2000) and so far never had any troubles with them, but then, so far we never had to make a claim...

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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 07:31:16 -0000
From: "Ian Shepherd"
Subject: Insurance

Hi Everyone,

as I am sure many of you are aware, there are big changes happening in the boat insurance world. My previous insurers are tightening up and it looks like single handed sailing, which we all know is a breeze on an Amel, may not in future be covered.

Does anyone know of a good company that will provide single handed cover for a Maltese registered Super Maramu 2000 in the areas of the N. Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific please?

Regards

Ian Shepherd






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Re: security Windward Islands

jjwiggin02 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Claude Roessiger
<nearlynothing@y...> wrote:
I intend to base my SM in the Windward Islands this
winter. Most probably Grenada at the Yacht Club Marina
in St. George's or St. Lucia at the Rodney Bay Marina.
I know both and both have seemed safe. A recent issue
of Yachting World suggests otherwise, even speaking of
"all the time crime" on Grenada. The boat will be left
untended for about 4-5 weeks; the rest of the time,
when we're not aboard, there will be a female crew on
board, alone, and her security would also be a
concern, if there is cause. Both these facilities
represent that they have 24 hour guard.
I'd be interested in any thoughts regarding (a) the
boat's security at these facilities, and (b) the
crew's security on the respective islands.
Thanks very much.
Cheers!
Claude Roessiger SM#308, Nanuq
We left our SM at Rodney Bay Marina for 4-5 weeks following the last
ARC (Dec and Jan). We had no problems and felt very secure. I cannot
speak for Grenada.

Jim Wiggin
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Re: yanmar burning oil

jjwiggin02 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite1212 <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
have any of you experienced your yanmar burning oil?
i have a 4jh3hte. If so how much?
my previous yanmar a 4jh3e did not burn any oil.
thanks
eric
I have seen the "soot" by my exhaust on my new (Sept.) SM. Neither
the generator or the engine have shown any sign of consuming oil, so I
presume it is due to incomplete combustion of the fuel, either from
running the genset with too small a load, or cruising with the engine
at economy RPMs.

Jim Wiggin


Re: YANMAR ENGINE PROBLEMS

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

i do not believe the gold solenoid (made by valeo) was your problem.
the yanmar has a floating ground and the solenoid only closes the
negative side so the starter motor will work.
i believe your problem is probably the black relay (from yanmar)
just forward of the gold valeo solenoid.
where are you located?
eric
s/v kimberlite SM # 376

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "the Lundstroms"
<linneasail@h...> wrote:
Re: YANMAR ENGINE PROBLEMS

We are also having problems with shutting down our Yanmar (4JH3-
HTE), but no
starting problems. I had a technician look at it today, and he
believes that
the gold colored shutoff relay (solenoid?) located on the port
side of the
engine was getting stuck. We added some lubrication, and it seems
like the
problem is solved. However, I wouldn't be sure until we have used
the engine
for a few more days.


S/Y Linnea (hull #366)
Walter Lundstrom


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] security Windward Islands

gluglan@...
 

Claude,
We spent most of last winter in the Rodney Bay Marina leaving Los Libres for
4 - 6 weeks at a time. No problem noticed with security and we found the
services offered were very good. We have not left the boat unattended in Grenada.
Hope this helps, let us know if you want any additional info.
Glenn & Lolly Luglan
S/V Los Libres SM353


(No subject)

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 


pictures of super maramu under construction

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

Beside the pictures in the yahoo pictures section.
Does anyone have pictures of the super maramu under construction ?
thanks
eric
sm 376


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Misc Super Maramu equipment for sale

John Martin <jjmartin24@...>
 

Hi Mark
Thanks for your offer but I don't think I can accept. The minimum I could do is US$700 and the buyer pays the shipping.
Thanks
John

----- Original Message -----
From: Shann, Mark V
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 1:48 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Misc Super Maramu equipment for sale


Hi John & Ruth.

I would be interested in the parachute anchor and lines / bags.
I can offer you 400 euros. Where is this equipment now?

best rgds,

Amer (Synnefoula AM 153)

-----Original Message-----
From: John & Ruth Martin [mailto:jjmartin24@hotmail.com]
Sent: 05 May 2003 00:42
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Cc: jjmartin24@hotmail.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Misc Super Maramu equipment for sale


We have some equipment we would like offer for sale:

Genoa "sock" for Super Maramu - new Nov 1998, used about one
year(replaced
by UV cover on genoa), off-white color, absolutely like new in storage
bag.
Make offer.

King size berth extension for Super Maramu aft cabin, new Nov 1998. Wood

platform, foam cushion, gold fabric cushion cover - hardly used, looks
brand
new. Make offer.

Zodiac Fast Roller 11'2" dinghy, 1998, with inflatable bottom. Just
had
factory servicing (new glue throughout). One-year warranty on the
servicing.
$1400.

Parachute anchor - "Paratech" brand. 18 foot parachute with 400' of
line,
trip line and storage bags. Excellent condition. $800.

Reply if interested to
"jjmartin24@hotmail.com"
or call John Martin
757-440-2424 home phone
757-286-5757 cell phone

Regards

John Martin
SM #248 "Moon Dog"




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security Windward Islands

Claude Roessiger <nearlynothing@...>
 

I intend to base my SM in the Windward Islands this
winter. Most probably Grenada at the Yacht Club Marina
in St. George's or St. Lucia at the Rodney Bay Marina.
I know both and both have seemed safe. A recent issue
of Yachting World suggests otherwise, even speaking of
"all the time crime" on Grenada. The boat will be left
untended for about 4-5 weeks; the rest of the time,
when we're not aboard, there will be a female crew on
board, alone, and her security would also be a
concern, if there is cause. Both these facilities
represent that they have 24 hour guard.
I'd be interested in any thoughts regarding (a) the
boat's security at these facilities, and (b) the
crew's security on the respective islands.
Thanks very much.
Cheers!
Claude Roessiger SM#308, Nanuq

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Re: YANMAR ENGINE PROBLEMS

the Lundstroms <linneasail@...>
 

Re: YANMAR ENGINE PROBLEMS

We are also having problems with shutting down our Yanmar (4JH3-HTE), but no
starting problems. I had a technician look at it today, and he believes that
the gold colored shutoff relay (solenoid?) located on the port side of the
engine was getting stuck. We added some lubrication, and it seems like the
problem is solved. However, I wouldn't be sure until we have used the engine
for a few more days.


S/Y Linnea (hull #366)
Walter Lundstrom