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RPM on Volvo TMD22A, again...!

dgoffaux <dgoffaux@...>
 

So happy to have found this site! And to be able to find out how
others have solved various problems (few, actually, in my case) with
their Super Maramu! I purchased SM #135 last year in France (this is a
1995 model) had a good revision on all systems and crossed over to Ft
Lauderdale last December. 17 days from Gran Canary to Guadeloupe,
whithout pushing, the fishing was too good!

One thing I noticed at purchase time was that the engine, in gear,
will not go over 2700 rpm. The Volvo manual indicates a max. speed of
over 4000 rpm for the turbo version. The engine runs nicely, without
smoking and has about 2000 h. now.

The Volvo dealer in Guadeloupe said that they knew about Amel habit to
reduce RPM with the adjustment of the Max prop, a procedure whith
which they totally disagree! They recommend, at next haulout, to
adjust the Max prop as to obtain about 3,400 rpm with the engine in
gear (in neutral there is no problem to rev up).

In France, I also had the turbo dismantled and cleaned, as it was
found full of soot.

So,
1. What is the normal max rpm for the Volvo, as per Amel, and/or as
per Volvo?
2. Presumably, if the pitch of the Max prop is to high, keeping the
engine "labouring", it will induce sooting and will clog the turbo,
especially if indeed it only starts to pump at 2500 rpm or there
about. This may explain why - as I just read on various notes on this
site- one needs to rev up to maximum revolution for a few minutes
every so often. Why not, instead, have the engine running at its
recommended speed?
3. Obviously, I can see why someone recommended to remove the turbo
and clean it every year. This does not seem right however. Nobody does
that on a car or industrial equipment for that matter.

Has anyone any suggestion? Should I leave my engine /Max-Prop as they
are, or should I make some adjustments?

One last question on the transmission: what sort of oil should we use,
it says on it ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) but what kind? There
are now 4 different Dextron type fluid oils, does it matter which one?

I would be gratefull if someone could shed some light on those issues.
Good sailing to all.

Daniel Goffaux
On "Passion"


Re: Halogen bulbes life span

dgoffaux <dgoffaux@...>
 

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



Re: Performance polars

dgoffaux <dgoffaux@...>
 

Hi,
I have not seen an answer to this request, but I have exactly the
same need, for the same program; I had contacted Amel, who said they
did not have the polars (?!), so I am wondering if someone took the
time to build one?

Thanks,
Daniel Goffaux,
on Passion (SM135)

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, asm283 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
Hi

Does anyone have performance polars for the Super maramu. I have
purchased the Max Sea program and its routing function needs polars
in order to work. Does Amel have this information.

You can E-mail the file to me or better upload it on this site.

Vciaravino@g...

Thank you

Vito Ciaravino
ASM#283


Super Mistral Sport information

erikwindmeijer
 

I have just bought a Super Mistral Sport, number 177. Where can I
find additional information about this ship ?

Thanks,
Erik Windmeijer
The Netherlands


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: storm sails for the SM and Drogue

Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Dear Amel Owners,

While it is true that I am Amel's only associate for North and South
American sales, I offer the following strictly as an Amel owner. (hull # 400
of the SUPER MARAMU). This does not, necessarily, reflect the views of my
associates in La Rochelle.

For years I have recommended the ATN GALE SAIL to my Amel clients. I have
some personal experience with this storm sail and it works as represented by
ATN. As with any piece of gear, I highly recommend you play with it before
you absolutely positively have to use it.

If you contact ATN here in Fort Lauderdale at: Phone: (800) 874-3671,
(954) 523-3034
or Email sail@atninc.com and tell him that "Joel sent me", he will give
you my discounted price from retail on this essential piece of equipment.
You can view his web site at www.atninc.com

All the best
Joel F. Potter

cc: ATN


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Electrial bilge pump SMM 2000

Stephan Regulinski
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Anne and John Hollamby
<hollamby@c...> wrote:
Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<
May I suggest that drilling or better punching a hole in the
centre of the
upper outlet flap and using a small countersunk machine screw and
nut to
secure a washer or two on top of the flap to weight it down. I
would have
thought that a hacksaw blade would be too strong and be subject to
severe
rusting.

Regards from John Hollamby Bali Hai SM319
Good thinking. Scratch the hacksaw blade, add the washers. So far,
however, my piece of plastic (cut from a wire tie) continues to hold
up nicely and the pump has now worked flawlessly for several weeks.
Apparently, it only needs a little extra "umph" to get it to close
properly.


Re: storm sails for the SM and Drogue

Stephan Regulinski
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite1212
<no_reply@y...> wrote:
what type of storm sails have been used on the sm and kind of
drogue
or sae anchor?
has anyone flown a storm sail or used a drogue?
thanks
eric freedman
kimberlite
Eric,

I have a ATN Gale Sail for my SMM (#303). It wraps around the genoa
and is hoisted by the spare halyard. I have used it several times,
most recently in a storm (winds gusting north of 50, where the speed
indicator tops out) in route from Portugal to the Canaries. We flew
this sail for about a day and a half, till the storm played out. I
am very happy with the performance and recommend the sail to those
who plan to do more than coastal cruising.

Since you must go forward to the forstay to raise this sail, you
must think about using it as you do reefing: raise the sail when it
first occurs to you that you might need it. Also, since the genoa
sheets must be removed from the car and turning block, tie these
sheets securelly down well aft of the bow so they don't get tossed
into something important. The Gail Sale has its own sheets. (I
tied mine at the bow once and the hanked sheet took out the
starboard running light.)

I won a Drogue, but have never used it.

Stephan


Re: 1994 Super Maramu

robglenbrennan <no_reply@...>
 

Arnold, goodmorning

We'd be very interested to hear more about your SuperMaramu.

Please contact us via - brennan@webone.com.au

Many thanks Rob and Glen Brennan


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, pagandaisy <no_reply@y...>
wrote:
I am thinking of selling my 1994 Super Maramu as now living in
California it is just too much of a hassle to get to the
Caribbean.
She is currently at the dock in Tortola, ready to go.

Arnold Grubin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 1994 Super Maramu

Derek jarvis <sailorman522000@...>
 

Dear ArnoldWe have been in contact before about your boat.I would be very interested in selling the boat for you as we have a number of clients looking for Supermaramu's.What price are you looking at for the boat?I am a broker with Bollman Yachts in Ft Lauderdale and have a Maramu in my listings at present.Email me at derek@bollmanyachts.comCheers Derek

pagandaisy <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:I am thinking of selling my 1994 Super Maramu as now living in
California it is just too much of a hassle to get to the Caribbean.
She is currently at the dock in Tortola, ready to go.

Arnold Grubin



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Pre wire for SSB

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello

I am about to undertake the installation of an Icom 802 on my Super
Maramu. It seems a straightforward installation. I have several
questions.

1- The SM comes prewired for an SSB. There are 3 wires behind the
removable pannel by the nav station marked BLU 24v. It looks to me as
this is a 24v positive, negative and also a ground. The wires are of
sufficient gage that they can take the voltage. Is this part of the
prewire and is this where the SSB tranmsmitter should be grounded.

2- The antena tuner that is installed in the lazarette. Is there a
ground plate installed in the SM. Is there a grounding point in the
lazarette or should I run the antena ground back to the same point as
the tuner.

3- Is there anything that I should do to help the performance of the
SSB.

Thank You in advance.

Vito

ASM#283


Performance polars

asm283 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi

Does anyone have performance polars for the Super maramu. I have
purchased the Max Sea program and its routing function needs polars
in order to work. Does Amel have this information.

You can E-mail the file to me or better upload it on this site.

Vciaravino@galaxyprint.com

Thank you

Vito Ciaravino
ASM#283


1994 Super Maramu

pagandaisy <no_reply@...>
 

I am thinking of selling my 1994 Super Maramu as now living in
California it is just too much of a hassle to get to the Caribbean.
She is currently at the dock in Tortola, ready to go.

Arnold Grubin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Digest Number 210

Roger Osborne <rogermike@...>
 

Szabo we did the same on our Euros Beryl Grey and it was simply hard
work by hand finished with sand paper and then resprayed and the lining
renewed. It was a good idea about sharing info on the Euros models.
Roger Osborne (U.K.)

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1. headliner problem
From: Szabó Géza <szabog@mail.elender.hu>


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Message: 1
Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2003 08:27:35 +0200
From: Szabó Géza <szabog@mail.elender.hu>
Subject: headliner problem

Hi All!

The foam backed headliner/ wallcovering that Amel used
in 1979 on my Euros 41 is falling down/off as it seems
the foam has dissolved. I know that this is a common
problem.

How can you remove the foam from the ceiling or the sidewall?
I tries Aceton, it's working, but very slowly and messy.

Any better idea?

Cheers

Geza Szabo
http://www.rotorman.hu/0hajo/a_hajo.htm


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] headliner problem

Shann, Mark V <shannmv@...>
 

Hi Geza,

I have recently purchased an 1984 Maramu, which had all the head linings
replaced last year, for exactly that reason.
I believe they did use acetone, but beware the fumes.

Apparently it took a long time, and was a really tough job (especially as
all the fittings had to come out and then go back).
But now it does look great.

all the best < Amer (Synnefoula 84 Maramu).

-----Original Message-----
From: Szabó Géza [mailto:szabog@mail.elender.hu]
Sent: 07 April 2003 08:28
To: Amelyachtowners
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] headliner problem


Hi All!

The foam backed headliner/ wallcovering that Amel used
in 1979 on my Euros 41 is falling down/off as it seems
the foam has dissolved. I know that this is a common
problem.

How can you remove the foam from the ceiling or the sidewall?
I tries Aceton, it's working, but very slowly and messy.

Any better idea?

Cheers

Geza Szabo
http://www.rotorman.hu/0hajo/a_hajo.htm


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headliner problem

Szabó Géza <szabog@...>
 

Hi All!

The foam backed headliner/ wallcovering that Amel used
in 1979 on my Euros 41 is falling down/off as it seems
the foam has dissolved. I know that this is a common
problem.

How can you remove the foam from the ceiling or the sidewall?
I tries Aceton, it's working, but very slowly and messy.

Any better idea?

Cheers

Geza Szabo
http://www.rotorman.hu/0hajo/a_hajo.htm


Re: Chain counter

hns154es <hns154es@...>
 

I ordered directly from
http://www.ifmefector.com/ifmus/web/home.htm. Unfortunately I have
not the Part-No by hand. The Part-No is written on the chain counter.
Best regards
Hanspeter Wehrli SM #158


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Vicente Pereda"
<VPEREDA@t...> wrote:
Hallo everybody,
I am trying to replace the chain counter in the cockpit in my SM
sn 107.
Does anybody Know were to get one of those for chain of 10 mm.?
Thanks in advance.
Vicente


Re: [[Amel Yacht Owners] Chain counter]

Jerry and Catherine Trimm <pfm53@...>
 

I got one from Pochon.

Jerry

"Vicente Pereda" <VPEREDA@telefonica.net> wrote:

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Hallo everybody,
I am trying to replace the chain counter in the cockpit in my SM sn 107.
Does anybody Know were to get one of those for chain of 10 mm.?
Thanks in advance.
Vicente


Chain counter

Vicente Pereda <VPEREDA@...>
 

Hallo everybody,
I am trying to replace the chain counter in the cockpit in my SM sn 107.
Does anybody Know were to get one of those for chain of 10 mm.?
Thanks in advance.
Vicente


Re: Storm Tactics for Super Maramu

edmund_steele
 

Stephan,
You are the only person whom I have found, that has actually used a
Gale Sail. I posted a request for information some months ago at the
SSCA web-site on this subject and did not get a response from anyone
with first hand knowledge. I would like to ask you two questions.
First, what size sail did you buy for your SMM and do you still feel
you bought the optimum size?
Second, if conditions deteriorated to the point that you wanted to
take down the Gale Sail, do you think it would come down in a blow or
do you think you would need a downhaul line?
Thanks,
Ed Steele (SMM#331 DoodleBug)

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Stephan Regulinski"
<stephreg@y...> wrote:
I bought a Gale Sail for my SMM (#303) and have used it a number of
times. It the most recent use, we used it to make modest progress
in
sailing through a 50, gusting 60 storm. The trick in raising this
sail is the same as for reefing: raise the sail when it first
occurs
to you that you might need it. If you wait, you'll be trying to
raise it while waves crash over you. (I have done this also and
suggest using harness and tether.) My second suggestion is that
the
genoa sheets by tied off securely well aft of the nav lights. I
tied
my sheets to the rail at the pulpet and lost the starboard deck-
level
nav light when waves pounded the coiled sheet into the light.

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, asm283 wrote:
Thanks Richard<br><br>I have seen this product. I always wondered
what it would be like to raise this sail in a gale with a good sea.
Has anyone tried this.<br><br>Vito


storm sails for the SM and Drogue

kimberlite1212 <no_reply@...>
 

what type of storm sails have been used on the sm and kind of drogue
or sae anchor?
has anyone flown a storm sail or used a drogue?
thanks
eric freedman
kimberlite