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Re: Ground strap in bilge

Randall
 

I thought the same but was advised that this is dispersing micro volts. I'm not nerdy enough to argue. They talk so high over my head I can barely hear them. lol
So I will go with the Copper I have been turned onto, from just north of London.

Randall
A-54 #56


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Miles <milesbernie@...>
Sent: October 23, 2019 2:14 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Ground strap in bilge
 
Someone on a previous discussion on this topic suggested copper water pipe hammered flat
Seemed sensible cheap option to me and might give it a go

All the best
Miles
Maramu 162




Re: Ground strap in bilge

Miles <milesbernie@...>
 

Someone on a previous discussion on this topic suggested copper water pipe hammered flat
Seemed sensible cheap option to me and might give it a go

All the best
Miles
Maramu 162


Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Miles <milesbernie@...>
 

Hi Andrew
Welcome to the board !
One thing to check with the steering is the cables and how well they are moving
These are very hard to replace for the older models - I looked into buying spares a while back and might inform any future decisions wrt moving hydraulic

All the very best
Miles
Maramu 162
UK


Re: Super Maramu stern bumper painting

Steve Harmon
 

I removed mine and covered it with fiberglass


Steve
Forever young SM2000  272

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, 06:27:46 PM EDT, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:


Hello everyone.  
I am planning on repainting the stern bumper for my SM 53.  I previously sanded it down and painted with polyurethane.  That lasted about a month!  
Admittedly, I didn't use a primer... and perhaps that is the main error.  

Who has repainted their bumper, and with what products?   I am considering an epoxy primer this time.  

Many Thanks. 

James
Soteria SM2000 347
Aruba


Re: Outhaul on Supermaramu

rossirossix4
 

When we were at Chantiers Amel - Caraïbes in Martinique we removed the outhaul motor which came out easily with a puller tool they supplied  They did not have the replacement rubber inserts but instead supplied us with short lengths of rubber tubing and nylon washers.  The tubing spread to fill the hole (ours looked like they were still round.  The right size tubing compressed vertically and expanding horizontally might do a good job in this situation.  Photos-- (included a pic of the puller, the cleaned up shaft with the bronze collar as well as the inserts-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/RLit2YvNU5BxQDjt6

Brackets vary by SM model/year but the rubber inserts should work.  Amel had us remove the gearbox and motor after lending us the tool and we used them to service and rebuild the gearbox and electric motor.  We replaced them ourselves.

The rubber insert is shown before being tightened down.  Note that we used Tef-Gel anti-seize on the shaft and key before reassembling--we will follow-up with a report when we next remove the shaft from the gear box.

Bob and Suzanne, KAIMI SM429


Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello Gerhard

Many thanks, I'll stick it on the list for now as the jobs are mounting! Since posting, my friend helped me strip the steering with pullers. There was a broken circlip and some seriously seized metalwork. A mix of hammer, heat and pullers, it moved things along. 

There is some play in the shaft vertically/horizontally, but what we thought would be a worn bearing was a plastic washer. Anyway nothing to worry about at this point. Maybe one day I'll revisit this and improve.

On a fantastic note, I had a lovely quick response from Amel today in less than 2 hrs copied below;

Dear Andrew
 
First of all congratulation for buying this Euros 41.
 
Most of us at Amel were not yet born in 1976 and needless to say that our so called « legendary  support » is highly challenged !
 
To sum up we do not stock anymore part for this model and you’ll find attached most of the littérature concerning the Euros.
 
We confirm that diesel tanks were not fitted with inspection hatch..

Renaut Marine Couach  and Volvo Penta MP21A (50 HP 3500 RPM) were the 2 engines models proposed at the time.
 
Should you require any more precision feel free to revert to us at any time.
 
Have a nice sailing,

With our kindest regards


Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Gerhard Mueller
 

The bolt/screw underneath the steering is for fixing the steering wheel so it doesn't turn anymore neither by hand nor by autopilot.
As there is so much missing and damaged of this steering I suggest to install a quite new steering e.g. a hydraulik steering:


--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Re: Amel Euros 41 1976 - Fridge Door Missing!

Gerhard Mueller
 

You will not find a door for a fridge more than 40 years old.
Better buy a new fridge which fits into the place of the old one.
I have found a new fridge which fits exactly into the place of my Sharki.


--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Re: Good Article on How Racor Fuel Filters Work

Matt Salatino
 

Excellent article, thanks!

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 23, 2019, at 9:08 AM, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:

I found a good article on how Racor fuel filters work and thought I would share it here since many of us have these on our boats:  https://www.racornews.com/single-post/2016/1/25/Mythbusters-Fuel-Filters

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Electric heads on Supermaramu

 

Ian,

You are correct. Jabsco changed the base part. I think the change was about 1998.

--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 3:58 AM ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Kent and Iris,

Thank you. I will look at that bolt.

 Interestingly ( annoyingly--as a replacement for  your base seems available) I appear to have a slightly different base from that which you show, although our boats are not far apart  ( 243 and 302)

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Kilada, Greece

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: 21 October 2019 22:53
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Electric heads on Supermaramu
 
I had the same problem Ian.  I did a “temporary” fix with a piece of 1/2” Starboard shaped to span the holes where the break is.  To complicate matters further, one of the bolts was seized to the mild steel backing plate and I broke the head off trying to get it out.  The backing plate is quite a bit below the surface, and drilling it out left a hole that was impossible to rethread.  I used a Mr Toggle bolt which leaves a reusable female thread below the old backing plate.  It has held up beautifully for ~4 years...we’ll, maybe not aesthetically, but pretty is as pretty does.



Kent & Iris
Kristy SM 243
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Oct 21, 2019, at 12:55 PM, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

Mark
Well I have not yet bought the new head just decided, that is probably the best option. The reason for the inspection hatch was to get access to the bolt heads below the surface as one of the holes was "enlarged" and had no thread. But to no good for this time as the hole to fasten the head was down into a hollow beam so no access, but next time it will be easy to attache the new head with the hatch in place.
Paul


Re: Spurs Cutter Installation

 

You do not drill any holes. You change the oil drain plug for a new one with the "V" holder made to the plug. You get this part from Amel. See below, snippet from my book.
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--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 5:50 AM Randall Walker <lladnarowen@...> wrote:
Is your C drive like this I know 53 an 54 you just bolt it to the shaft.

Randall,
A-54 #56

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>
Sent: October 22, 2019 6:25 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Spurs Cutter Installation
 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,
I am thinking about getting a SPURS LINE CUTTER on my SN.
However, I feel uncomfortable drilling holes in the cdrive to install the holding block.
Can you please share your experiences and possibly post some pictures?

Thanks!
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Good Article on How Racor Fuel Filters Work

Mark McGovern
 

I found a good article on how Racor fuel filters work and thought I would share it here since many of us have these on our boats:  https://www.racornews.com/single-post/2016/1/25/Mythbusters-Fuel-Filters

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: Headsail furler issues

Adam Body
 

Good idea ..thanks Craig.
--
Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994


Amel Euros 41 1976 - Fridge Door Missing!

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello

At some point in its life, the fridge door was removed and the space used as storage. Sacrilege!

I know this is a long shot but does anyone know of a spare fridge door or have a suggestion of how to reinstate this?

Regards

Andrew


Amel Euros 41 1976 - Steering Wheel Removal Confusion

Andrew Eaves
 

Hello all,

This is my first post on what will be a long term project boat. It's working and sailing but it needs some love and attention after the previous owner just found it too much for him at his stage in life. 

Thus my first question I hope you can help me with please.

The steering is moving in/out and I am trying to disassemble to see what's going on. The sprocket looks to have a possible aftermarket bolt drilled (removed from the pic) to hold it onto the shaft, but it's not budging anyway. However I can't see how to release on the other side (steering wheel). 

There is a bolt/screw underneath the steering but that too is rock solid. Should it turn/pull if so what for?

Many thanks in advance for any help received.

Andrew


Re: Spurs Cutter Installation

Randall
 

Is your C drive like this I know 53 an 54 you just bolt it to the shaft.

Randall,
A-54 #56


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>
Sent: October 22, 2019 6:25 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Spurs Cutter Installation
 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello,
I am thinking about getting a SPURS LINE CUTTER on my SN.
However, I feel uncomfortable drilling holes in the cdrive to install the holding block.
Can you please share your experiences and possibly post some pictures?

Thanks!
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Electric heads on Supermaramu

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Paul,

 Thanks . The old base that you show is the one that I have and for which I can't find a replacement.  I like your solution to get access underneath.

 Ian and Judy, Pen azen, SM 302, Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...>
Sent: 21 October 2019 15:35
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Electric heads on Supermaramu
 
Ian and Judy
I have the same issue, one of the heads bases I manage to salvage by adding very large washers of aluminium, but the other one is probably to much work to fox, so I thinking of Buying a new Jabsco. I put in an inspection hatch to get access under. see photo

Paul on SY Kerpa AM#259


Re: Electric heads on Supermaramu

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Kent and Iris,

Thank you. I will look at that bolt.

 Interestingly ( annoyingly--as a replacement for  your base seems available) I appear to have a slightly different base from that which you show, although our boats are not far apart  ( 243 and 302)

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai@...>
Sent: 21 October 2019 22:53
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Electric heads on Supermaramu
 
I had the same problem Ian.  I did a “temporary” fix with a piece of 1/2” Starboard shaped to span the holes where the break is.  To complicate matters further, one of the bolts was seized to the mild steel backing plate and I broke the head off trying to get it out.  The backing plate is quite a bit below the surface, and drilling it out left a hole that was impossible to rethread.  I used a Mr Toggle bolt which leaves a reusable female thread below the old backing plate.  It has held up beautifully for ~4 years...we’ll, maybe not aesthetically, but pretty is as pretty does.



Kent & Iris
Kristy SM 243
karkauai@...
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Oct 21, 2019, at 12:55 PM, Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:

Mark
Well I have not yet bought the new head just decided, that is probably the best option. The reason for the inspection hatch was to get access to the bolt heads below the surface as one of the holes was "enlarged" and had no thread. But to no good for this time as the hole to fasten the head was down into a hollow beam so no access, but next time it will be easy to attache the new head with the hatch in place.
Paul


Re: Outhaul on Supermaramu

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Gary,

 Thanks.  I did replace the rubber washers but should have done so earlier as the distortion of the holes had already started and , needless to say, once it started it only got worse. 

 A stitch in time....

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 , Kilada, Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...>
Sent: 21 October 2019 13:19
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Outhaul on Supermaramu
 
Ian and Judy:

As to the elongating of the holes in the boom mounting plate.  This occurs due to the torque that is applied to those mounting holes each time the out-haul is used.  Originally Amel fitted rubber grommets around the mounting bolts to prevent contact between the mounting bolts and the aluminum  (for corrosion protection, shock mounting, and to prevent mounting plate wear).  Those soon deteriorate but are readily available for replacement.  If you notice your out-haul assembly moving back and forth with activation of the outhaul (in either direction) it is probably time to replace the rubber grommets.  I don't recall the size off hand, but the specifications take into account the thickness of the "groove" to match the mounting plate, the ID for the bolt and the "groove" diameter for the mounting plate. 

Gary S. Silver, M.D.
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335


Better photo of Rack for steering

eric freedman
 

Sorry the original photo came out poorly

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376