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Re: Unknown Part found #spares

Teun BAAS
 

Ruedi,

 

I have seen the metal screw-nut on AMELIT – maybe for the rudder system under the Master Bed?

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

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January 13, 2021 13:40:33

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Rudolf Waldispuehl via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 13:38
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Unknown Part found #spares

 

Hello Amelians

Does anyone know the following two part I found in a box from the former owner. 
1st. is a round wood piece with 60mm (70mm) in diameter and 53mm in length. I have no idea for the wood piece; - maybe a alignment tool?
2nd. metal (probably brass) screw-nut (see pictures).

Any idea of what these parts are? Thanks and best regards
Ruedi 
WASABI A45#55


Unknown Part found #spares

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hello Amelians

Does anyone know the following two part I found in a box from the former owner. 
1st. is a round wood piece with 60mm (70mm) in diameter and 53mm in length. I have no idea for the wood piece; - maybe a alignment tool?
2nd. metal (probably brass) screw-nut (see pictures).

Any idea of what these parts are? Thanks and best regards
Ruedi 
WASABI A45#55


An Amel Survey by Olivier Beaute - Sat, 01/16/2021 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <main@...>
 

Reminder: An Amel Survey by Olivier Beaute

When: Saturday, 16 January 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT+00:00) UTC

Where:From La Rochelle, France

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Bill Rouse brouse@...

Description:

All,
 
It is my great pleasure to announce that Olivier Beaute will present at our first ZOOM Meeting of 2021. It will be held on 16 January 2021 20:00 to 21:00 UTC. Details:
 
Many members of the Amel Yacht Owners Group trained on their new Amels with Olivier in La Rochelle. Many of us relied on Olivier as the manager of Amel SAV. And, a substantial number of our Group have used Olivier's surveys when purchasing their pre-owned Amels. As most of you know, after a long and successful career with Amel, Olivier Beaute went into the survey business and established ATLANTIC YACHT SURVEY.
 
The topic of Olivier's ZOOM Meeting will be "An Amel Survey." His presentation will last about 30 minutes with 30 minutes for questions. Tilo Peters will monitor, queue, and ask Olivier your texted questions.  
 
This meeting will be very good for all of our members. 
  • Members who own an Amel will someday face having their Amel surveyed. These members will be interested in how to maintain and prepare their boat for a survey and some of the common things that are overlooked by Sellers in preparation to sell their Amel. This will be important information to know in advance of a survey. 
  • Members who are searching for an Amel will need a survey to complete the purchase. These members will enjoy learning more about the survey process, especially the Olivier Beaute survey process. This should be extremely valuable.

I suspect that this meeting may book to capacity and urge you to register soon.

Topic: AYOG January Gathering: An Amel Survey
Time: Jan 16, 2021 08:00 PM (20:00) GMT
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 821 2513 7503
 
Join by Skype for Business
 
YouTube Livestream: https://youtu.be/zYika5HEkZE


Re: Replacing C Drive mounts while boat is in the water.

Alex BAIZEAU
 

I don't have an answer to your question but I was in comox on NYE - what a nice little town
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On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 10:47 AM Paul Guenette via groups.io <paulguenette=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
We are about to replace the engine mounts, change the rubber bushings on the Vetus Coupling  and hopefully change the C-Drive mounts on our Super Maramu.

I have searched thIs amazing forum and I have read Bill's book. I have found a lot of really good helpful information on replacing the engine mounts on our Yanmar 4JH3-HTE and how to approach servicing the Vetus Coupling. 

Here is the only information regarding the C-Drive that I have been able to find up till now. 

"It is possible that the new position will put in tension the C-Drive Rubber Hose which seals the opening between the C-Drive and the hull (see above photo).    
 (I have not include the photo in this post) 
Loosen the top two large hose clamps to place the hose clamps to place the hose in a neutral stress-free position.
CAUTION
During this operation, the sea water will enter the boat but the gray water sump is nearby. Tighten the two clamps when complete."

What I am looking for is information on and the steps involved in replacing the two C-Drive mounts. I have on hand two new mounts which are the same as the current ones installed on my C Drive.

Our boat is in the water.  Is it okay to replace the C Drive mounts while in the water ?  

What are the steps involved in replacing the two C-Drive mounts and any helpful tips from those who have done this procedure ?

The information and knowledge base in this forum has been extremely helpful. 

Thank you for your help. 

Paul
Aramis  SM 2K - 444
Comox, BC Canada


Re: Replacement jib cars for Maramu

Karl & Deborah Windahl
 

Thanks for the lead. I'll give them a call.


On Wed, Jan 13, 2021, 12:34 PM Matt Salatino via groups.io <helmsmatt=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Contact Don Green at dreamgreen.org/merimarine
He rebuilds those things, and he’s in your neck of the woods, Deltaville....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jan 13, 2021, at 10:24 AM, Karl & Deborah Windahl <karlwindahl@...> wrote:

Good morning,
   As proud new caretakers of our Maramu we're in the process of learning all about her and of course replacing some parts that have served their time. In this process we have found that the bearings for the horizontal roller in the jib cars have reached that point and Harken gave me the news that they aren't available anymore. I've reached out to other manufacturers and await their reply and I don't want to go to the Harken recommended pin stop system as we love the current set up.
   Wondering if there is a known direct replacement? I only seem to be finding control sheaves on one side of the car rather than fore and aft. Short of that I'll be dismantling them, bearing retention appears to be caps with a circlip, and will source replacement bearings. Or is there a company that can perform this service? Harken doesn't offer this.
   Thanks, Karl
Maramu #258, "Have Fun!"
sailing the Chesapeake out of Smith Creek, Maryland
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Replacing C Drive mounts while boat is in the water.

Paul Guenette
 

We are about to replace the engine mounts, change the rubber bushings on the Vetus Coupling  and hopefully change the C-Drive mounts on our Super Maramu.

I have searched thIs amazing forum and I have read Bill's book. I have found a lot of really good helpful information on replacing the engine mounts on our Yanmar 4JH3-HTE and how to approach servicing the Vetus Coupling. 

Here is the only information regarding the C-Drive that I have been able to find up till now. 

"It is possible that the new position will put in tension the C-Drive Rubber Hose which seals the opening between the C-Drive and the hull (see above photo).    
 (I have not include the photo in this post) 
Loosen the top two large hose clamps to place the hose clamps to place the hose in a neutral stress-free position.
CAUTION
During this operation, the sea water will enter the boat but the gray water sump is nearby. Tighten the two clamps when complete."

What I am looking for is information on and the steps involved in replacing the two C-Drive mounts. I have on hand two new mounts which are the same as the current ones installed on my C Drive.

Our boat is in the water.  Is it okay to replace the C Drive mounts while in the water ?  

What are the steps involved in replacing the two C-Drive mounts and any helpful tips from those who have done this procedure ?

The information and knowledge base in this forum has been extremely helpful. 

Thank you for your help. 

Paul
Aramis  SM 2K - 444
Comox, BC Canada


Re: Replacement jib cars for Maramu

Matt Salatino
 

Contact Don Green at dreamgreen.org/merimarine
He rebuilds those things, and he’s in your neck of the woods, Deltaville....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Jan 13, 2021, at 10:24 AM, Karl & Deborah Windahl <karlwindahl@...> wrote:

Good morning,
   As proud new caretakers of our Maramu we're in the process of learning all about her and of course replacing some parts that have served their time. In this process we have found that the bearings for the horizontal roller in the jib cars have reached that point and Harken gave me the news that they aren't available anymore. I've reached out to other manufacturers and await their reply and I don't want to go to the Harken recommended pin stop system as we love the current set up.
   Wondering if there is a known direct replacement? I only seem to be finding control sheaves on one side of the car rather than fore and aft. Short of that I'll be dismantling them, bearing retention appears to be caps with a circlip, and will source replacement bearings. Or is there a company that can perform this service? Harken doesn't offer this.
   Thanks, Karl
Maramu #258, "Have Fun!"
sailing the Chesapeake out of Smith Creek, Maryland
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Re: Kent---Prop is spinning freely

karkauai
 

Thanks Michael, that was kind of what I thought, but Amel has always built our boats with extra robust parts for added security. Still contemplating.  Would like to hear from some of the other engineers and mechanics in the group, too.
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Kent---Prop is spinning freely

karkauai
 

Hi Eric.  Sorry, I thought I posted pics.  I am going to the boat today, will post some pics Tonite or tomorrow.  It is similar to your old install/refit, but Kristy has a step attached to the cockpit sole, so I didn't need the support to be strong enough to support my weight.  There is a single stainless steel pole bolted to the starboard angle iron support, very solid with the intercooler hoses connected, but will add a thwartships brace if it isn't solid enough when I crank the engine up in the Spring.
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Replacement jib cars for Maramu

 

One solution is to take them to a machine shop and have them duplicated. This is what I would do.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:28 AM Karl & Deborah Windahl <karlwindahl@...> wrote:
Good morning,
   As proud new caretakers of our Maramu we're in the process of learning all about her and of course replacing some parts that have served their time. In this process we have found that the bearings for the horizontal roller in the jib cars have reached that point and Harken gave me the news that they aren't available anymore. I've reached out to other manufacturers and await their reply and I don't want to go to the Harken recommended pin stop system as we love the current set up.
   Wondering if there is a known direct replacement? I only seem to be finding control sheaves on one side of the car rather than fore and aft. Short of that I'll be dismantling them, bearing retention appears to be caps with a circlip, and will source replacement bearings. Or is there a company that can perform this service? Harken doesn't offer this.
   Thanks, Karl
Maramu #258, "Have Fun!"
sailing the Chesapeake out of Smith Creek, Maryland


Replacement jib cars for Maramu

Karl & Deborah Windahl
 

Good morning,
   As proud new caretakers of our Maramu we're in the process of learning all about her and of course replacing some parts that have served their time. In this process we have found that the bearings for the horizontal roller in the jib cars have reached that point and Harken gave me the news that they aren't available anymore. I've reached out to other manufacturers and await their reply and I don't want to go to the Harken recommended pin stop system as we love the current set up.
   Wondering if there is a known direct replacement? I only seem to be finding control sheaves on one side of the car rather than fore and aft. Short of that I'll be dismantling them, bearing retention appears to be caps with a circlip, and will source replacement bearings. Or is there a company that can perform this service? Harken doesn't offer this.
   Thanks, Karl
Maramu #258, "Have Fun!"
sailing the Chesapeake out of Smith Creek, Maryland


Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

We have the 35 kg Ultra fitted in 2015. We are very pleased with it as we sail constantly ever since.

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, NZ

On 14 Jan 2021, at 02:03, Jose Venegas via groups.io <josegvenegas=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

I bought the 35 kg and it fitted the SM roller well without modification. I have had it for almost 2 years with excellent results.

José
Ipanema SM278
Santa Marta Colombia





Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

Jose Venegas
 

I bought the 35 kg and it fitted the SM roller well without modification. I have had it for almost 2 years with excellent results.

José
Ipanema SM278
Santa Marta Colombia


Re: ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Hello Jarek. 
After much thinking I finally got a 45 kg Ultra after summer. I had some trouble fitting it into the bow roller, but with a slight modification I got it in its place. I am happy with it. If your need me to explain the modification that I did, let me know and I'll send some pictures, or we can set up a WhatsApp call to show you what I did. 
Victor 
Alendoy SM 314


ULTRA anchor 45KG or 35KG

Jarek Zemlo
 

Hello,

I am in a process of replacing my anchor and strongly consider ULTRA (45 or 35). I like to ask if anybody had already experience with ULTRA and how does it fit to the standard AMEL SM bow roller?

Regards
Jarek Zemlo
NOA BLUE
AMEL SM #201


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Bill Fletcher
 

Look at plasticsupply.com or national supply they both have a large assortments of marine holding tanks. 

MARAMU sn 179

On Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 6:09 PM Gregory Shea <gmshea@...> wrote:
Phillippe, 
I couldn't find it in the Bonar product catalogue. Are there some other categories I should look for?

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles
Preveza


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Philippe Belloir <pbelloir@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:15 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu
 

The tank was made by BONAR Plastics  http://www.bonarplastics.com/

….

Philippe

 

De : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] De la part de Gregory Shea
Envoyé : mardi 12 janvier 2021 17:25
À : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Objet : Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Does anyone know where you can buy the tanks shown in Phillipe's post. I have one of those tanks and wanted to replace it but the only retail source I could find was Accastillage Diffusion. Unfortunately, they no longer carry them. My research says they are still manufactured but I couldn't find a retailer. Any suggestions?

 

 

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles

Preveza

 


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Philippe Belloir <pbelloir@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:46 AM
To:
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

You can see two differents solutions, and the way to install (but in french)

Fair winds

Philippe

 

De : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] De la part de Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
Envoyé : lundi 11 janvier 2021 18:18
À : main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Objet : [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Hi everyone,

 

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

 

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Sarah & Trev 

Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Gregory Shea
 

Phillippe, 
I couldn't find it in the Bonar product catalogue. Are there some other categories I should look for?

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles
Preveza


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Philippe Belloir <pbelloir@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 2:15 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu
 

The tank was made by BONAR Plastics  http://www.bonarplastics.com/

….

Philippe

 

De : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] De la part de Gregory Shea
Envoyé : mardi 12 janvier 2021 17:25
À : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Objet : Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Does anyone know where you can buy the tanks shown in Phillipe's post. I have one of those tanks and wanted to replace it but the only retail source I could find was Accastillage Diffusion. Unfortunately, they no longer carry them. My research says they are still manufactured but I couldn't find a retailer. Any suggestions?

 

 

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles

Preveza

 


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Philippe Belloir <pbelloir@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:46 AM
To:
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

You can see two differents solutions, and the way to install (but in french)

Fair winds

Philippe

 

De : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] De la part de Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
Envoyé : lundi 11 janvier 2021 18:18
À : main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Objet : [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Hi everyone,

 

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

 

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Sarah & Trev 

Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Kent---Prop is spinning freely

michael winand
 

I would think you should be good with the gearbox you have. Any  issues would have surfaced by 1200hrs. 
If you have it reconditioned for peace of mind,do so.
I would check the running temperature, to check for overheating. 
Michael  Nebo  sm251 


On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 at 9:14 am, eric freedman
<kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Kent,

How did you make out with the brackets to hold up the intercooler?

Do you have the 24 volt 175 amp alternator on your Yanmar?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 10:59 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Prop is spinning freely

 

Bill K,

Thank you for this clear explanation of the Hurth/ZF transmissions. I haven't read this anywhere before and have never understood why my helm has a sign that says in French, not to put in reverse while sailing. When I switched from AutoProp to be MaxProp, I read that I should put in reverse until it stopped turning, then back to neutral. I have just finished a maintenance of the Autoprop and reinstalled it to see how it performs compared to the MaxProp.  I now know that if it turns while sailing, it is safe to put the transmission in forward, but not reverse.

 

Now for the next question...

When I repowered from Volvo TMD22 (78HP} to Yanmar 4JH4HTE, (110HP), I was assured by the Yanmar dealer and mechanic (Danny Ramos in Fajardo; top Volvo mechanic in the Caribbean at the time) that the existing transmission was ok to reuse.  It has had no problems after ~1200 hours using the MaxProp.  But now I am worried that it may not be quite up to the job.  Does anyone have thoughts or recommendations about that? 

 

Should I just replace it with a new, more

robust one? If I use the Z25F, that means adding a shaft brake, right? Are there other robust mechanical transmissions that wouldn't require the brake? Any downsides to that?

 

Or have the transmission inspected, and put it back in if everything looks OK?

 

Or, with 1200hours already on the transmission with the new engine, just assume it is Ok and leave it alone?

 

Thanks again Bill K, your post is a game-changer for me!

 

Happy New Year, everyone!

Kent & Iris

Kristy

SM 243

 

 

 

 


--
Kent & Iris

KRISTY

SM243


Kent---Prop is spinning freely

eric freedman
 

Hi Kent,

How did you make out with the brackets to hold up the intercooler?

Do you have the 24 volt 175 amp alternator on your Yanmar?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 10:59 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Prop is spinning freely

 

Bill K,

Thank you for this clear explanation of the Hurth/ZF transmissions. I haven't read this anywhere before and have never understood why my helm has a sign that says in French, not to put in reverse while sailing. When I switched from AutoProp to be MaxProp, I read that I should put in reverse until it stopped turning, then back to neutral. I have just finished a maintenance of the Autoprop and reinstalled it to see how it performs compared to the MaxProp.  I now know that if it turns while sailing, it is safe to put the transmission in forward, but not reverse.

 

Now for the next question...

When I repowered from Volvo TMD22 (78HP} to Yanmar 4JH4HTE, (110HP), I was assured by the Yanmar dealer and mechanic (Danny Ramos in Fajardo; top Volvo mechanic in the Caribbean at the time) that the existing transmission was ok to reuse.  It has had no problems after ~1200 hours using the MaxProp.  But now I am worried that it may not be quite up to the job.  Does anyone have thoughts or recommendations about that? 

 

Should I just replace it with a new, more

robust one? If I use the Z25F, that means adding a shaft brake, right? Are there other robust mechanical transmissions that wouldn't require the brake? Any downsides to that?

 

Or have the transmission inspected, and put it back in if everything looks OK?

 

Or, with 1200hours already on the transmission with the new engine, just assume it is Ok and leave it alone?

 

Thanks again Bill K, your post is a game-changer for me!

 

Happy New Year, everyone!

Kent & Iris

Kristy

SM 243

 

 

 

 


--
Kent & Iris

KRISTY

SM243


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Dennis Campbell
 

Hey Sarah and Trevor
Similar to Jim Watkins reply our holding tank is located behind the cupboard trim in the front head. It is a simple installation custom made from 316 s/s and fitted with a 'full' indicator light. Plumbing is simple with gravity dump valve and deck mounted pump out fitting.
Best ... Dennis Maramu #178

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