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TMD22 Turbo

Steve Harmon
 

 I have a TMD 22 Volvo Penta  1999/2000 Does anyone have a source for a rebuild kit or a rebuilt Turbocharger P/N 380291, new ones are almost $2600.00      Steve,  S.V. Forever Young,                      Shelter Bay Panama


Re: Head sail furling

karkauai
 

Hi all, Happy 2019!!!
We finally got away from the Chesapeake just before Christmas. Now in Lake Worth to visit friends.

Our jib furler failed to hold while shortening sail in 20kts of wind. The motor turns but sounds like the gears are grinding. After a few turns it gives and the sail unfurls. I just bought a new line for manually furling, 150’ of 3/8” StaSet. It doesn’t hold the sail furled part way, the line slips in the drum.

We managed to get it furled (loosely) completely, by augmenting the manual furling line with short bursts of the motor.

I think the gears are stripped or out of alignment. Does anyone know of a place in Palm Beach or Ft Lauderdale that might be able to do repairs? If not, will 7/16” line hold better on the furling drum until we can get to Amel Caraibes? Any other suggestions or thoughts?
I don’t want to disassemble the gearbox unless I’m pretty sure I can complete repairs before heading out again.

Thanks in advance for any help,
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243


Rough engine at idle

smiles bernard
 

Hello fellow amelians
In the canaries our engine purred nicely
When we arrived in the Cape Verde’s it was a little rough on idle
On first running since the roughish Atlantic crossing (40-45kts during last 5 days) its even rougher still
I have a Perkins m65 with around 3k hours
It starts on the button but vibrates lots until the revs are increased.
Would be great to hear thoughts on any simple things I could try. I don’t think I can adjust the idle speed on the engine. Perhaps I could via the throttle cable but don’t want to make matters worse.
I’ve bled the fuel

I’m currently in Barbados where I can’t seem to find a diesel mechanic
Next stop Martinique where I’m sure I’ll find good professional
We ran the prop shaft alternator on the long crossing for 2 weeks straight. I started to notice that in the higher winds towards the end of the trip the noise from the rotating prop would change to a less regular sound at speed - almost a knocking sound
I think perhaps the prop shaft alignment needs adjusting. Perhaps the two issues are related although if so I’d imagine the vibrations to get worse with increased revs rather than get better

Any thoughts most appreciated and any pointers to good mechanics in Martinique would be great too

All the very best

Miles


Engine Repower for Super Maramu

Dan Wilcox
 

Happy New Year!


This spring I will be repowering Feierabend, our 1992 Super Maramu which currently has a very tired Perkins Prima 80.  I'm in the pacific northwest, and looking at putting in a Yanmar 110hp.  The yard I plan to use has repowered another SM, and are well aware of needing an ungrounded engine.  Their concern is the other Yanmar 110hp they installed was modified to be ungrounded., but not sure if the new Yanmars can be with their electronics.  They have contacted Yanmar to see if this can be done with the new electronic version.


This has spurred on a couple questions:

1. I've read through some of the previous conversations, but don't have a good understanding why the Amel requires an ungrounded engine.  With major rewiring and replacing many of the electronics the boat has required, is there a point where it would no longer need an ungrounded engine?


2.  There is currently a Kohler 8EoZ generator that is original with the boat.  Is this also ungrounded, or is that not a consideration for the generator?


Thanks, Dan

SV Feierabend 

SM #86


Genoa sheet cars

smiles bernard
 

Happy new year !
We recently arrived in Barbados after fast crossing from Cape Verde’s
The boat was great but I noticed a few things that I now need to address
The port Genoa sheet car is worn at the point the shackles attaches.

I think it’s an original mid 80s a goiot car. It has a stylised seagull shaped ensign.

Does anyone know a suitable replacement for a vintage Maramu car and also how to remove / reinstall? I presume then come off the track fwd end. There is a stopper bolt head at the fwd end of the track so I presume I remove this and just slide the car off the track. Space for removal of the car looks really tight with a stanchion base though.
If anyone has replaced their sheet cars any info would be very much appreciated

All the very best

Miles


Caramelle for Sail!!

pjn.mccallin@...
 

Thanks to those who posted how I should send messages, , so for the deal of the century my address is pjndot Mccallin at gmail dot com

Sorry for the confusion,I’m open to sensible negotiations, so if you’ve yet to sell your present yacht it’s perhaps not your opportunity to buy a time warp AMEL. P S I’ve just fitted new wheels to the passerelle exactly the same as when delivered new, some might think I’m excessive!! As for the leather work, treated with kid gloves!!! Patrick.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Caramelle for sail!

David Wallace
 

This is quite interesting. On Patrick's original post the email address shows up in proper format. But for all the replies that include his post the address is truncated. (I'm on my iPad.) Go figure. And here's hoping for great sailing in the coming year!

Dave Wallace
s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104
Sea of Cortex, MX


On Jan 1, 2019, at 7:38 AM, Brent Cameron brentcameron61@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Happy New Year Craig (and to all Amelians), I’ve noticed that people often say that but his full email showed up fine (and as a link) for me so I wonder if it’s yahoo or your email program that strips it out. I’m on a MacBook and usually read these from one of my iDevices so not sure if that makes a difference. In any case, it still probably makes sense to also spell it out as you suggest. I often will do that just to make sure webcrawlers don’t scoop up my email and add me to their spam list but I’ve never had that happen with this forum. 

Brent Cameron, Future SM2K owner
On Jan 1, 2019, 8:55 AM -0500, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>, wrote:

Patrick, You'll want to re-post using the words at and dot in your email address instead of the characters as Yahoo strips those out and no one can reply to you.



---In amelyachtowners@..., <pjn.mccallin@...> wrote :

I have three bottles of AMEL wine, an un worn AMEL baseball cap, an un worn AMEL logo bath robe, plus a set of un used towels, all at the bargain price of $320,000 PLUS
A 2003 SM 2000 included in that price. AWESOME? PM pjn.mccallin@....


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Caramelle for sail!

Thomas Peacock
 

I’ve noticed the same thing.

I believe that if you read the posts on the Yahoo webpage, it does indeed mangle the email addresses. If you use a built-in mail program (I use Apple’s built in on my MacBook and iPad), then the email addresses remain intact. So Yahoo doesn’t really strip it, it just displays it on its own webpage in a most unuseful form. 

So, probably safest to do the “at” routine, even though it’s a PIA.

Tom Peacock
Aletes SM 240
St Augustine, Florida


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Caramelle for sail!

Craig Briggs
 

HNY Brent,
interesting. I'm using WIndows 10 and Chrome on an HP laptop. His email shows as pjn.mccallin at dot dot dot. It is colored blue like a link and when clicked attempts to go to email, but, of course, fails because of the invalid address. So, as you note, writing out ones email address with at and dot seems to be the ticket.
Cheers, Craig 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <brentcameron61@...> wrote :

Happy New Year Craig (and to all Amelians), I’ve noticed that people often say that but his full email showed up fine (and as a link) for me so I wonder if it’s yahoo or your email program that strips it out. I’m on a MacBook and usually read these from one of my iDevices so not sure if that makes a difference. In any case, it still probably makes sense to also spell it out as you suggest. I often will do that just to make sure webcrawlers don’t scoop up my email and add me to their spam list but I’ve never had that happen with this forum. 

Brent Cameron, Future SM2K owner

On Jan 1, 2019, 8:55 AM -0500, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>, wrote:

Patrick, You'll want to re-post using the words at and dot in your email address instead of the characters as Yahoo strips those out and no one can reply to you.



---In amelyachtowners@..., <pjn.mccallin@...> wrote :

I have three bottles of AMEL wine, an un worn AMEL baseball cap, an un worn AMEL logo bath robe, plus a set of un used towels, all at the bargain price of $320,000 PLUS
A 2003 SM 2000 included in that price. AWESOME? PM pjn.mccallin@....


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Caramelle for sail!

Brent Cameron
 


Re: Caramelle for sail!

Craig Briggs
 

Patrick, You'll want to re-post using the words at and dot in your email address instead of the characters as Yahoo strips those out and no one can reply to you.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <pjn.mccallin@...> wrote :

I have three bottles of AMEL wine, an un worn AMEL baseball cap, an un worn AMEL logo bath robe, plus a set of un used towels, all at the bargain price of $320,000 PLUS
A 2003 SM 2000 included in that price. AWESOME? PM pjn.mccallin@....


Caramelle for sail!

pjn.mccallin@...
 

I have three bottles of AMEL wine, an un worn AMEL baseball cap, an un worn AMEL logo bath robe, plus a set of un used towels, all at the bargain price of $320,000 PLUS
A 2003 SM 2000 included in that price. AWESOME? PM pjn.mccallin@gmail.com.


Re: Looking for a Super Maramu or 54

Maria Geiger
 

PITU SM for sail contact information:

Maria and Willy Geiger
pitugolf at Hotmail.com


Re: Looking for a Super Maramu or 54

Maria Geiger
 

Hello PITU ouf Super Maramu si for sail in Tahiti.
Please contact me at pitugolf@hotmail.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Outhaul gear box - Outhaul Drive Shaft bottom shoulder bolt

 

Thanks, Bill and Eric.

I am not sure if my client's bolt at the bottom of the outhaul gearbox driveshaft was original, but his bolt does have a shoulder. It seems logical to me that you would engineer this bolt with a shoulder in order to keep the threads from damaging anything as the driveshaft turns. 

Hopefully someone who knows his bolt is original will respond.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 10:13 PM 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

Kimberlite came with a heavy brass washer that is tapered slightly at the head of the bolt end. From memory the brass washer is about 3-4 mm thick.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:46 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Outhaul gear box - Outhaul Drive Shaft bottom shoulder bolt

 

 

Bill,

 

The bolt that goes into the bottom of our main boom outhaul's Leroy-Sommers gearbox is a standard M8 hex bolt, coarse thread: 1.25 pitch.

 

Thread length 20mm, no shoulder--fully threaded.  Backed by a 32mm OD fender washer and standard lock washer.

 

I have no idea if it is original or not, but it fits and works.

 

Judging by where the threads engage, it looks like the shortest standard shoulder bolt (8mm shoulder length) would be a bit too long for the washer--as installed on Harmonie.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diameter of forestay

 

12mm is the forestay dimension.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 5:06 AM ahmet kipcak ahmetkipcak@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Guys,
Happy New year to all.
I am planning to change my (super maramu 1999) Forestay. I couldn’t be sure about diameter of forestay due to it is inside the jib furling tube. According to my research, both 10mm or 12 mm could be used. Before giving any part order, I would like to take your advices .

Thanks for your all valuable feedbacks,

Ahmet


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Rubber caps for Lofrans [10 Attachments]

david bruce
 

Thanks Gerhard,   I think I ll order two new switches just to get the rubber caps.  Nevers hurts to replace parts before they fail.   Best in the  New Year to you, i appreciate the help. 

Dave 
Sv Liesse.  SN 006


On Dec 30, 2018, at 4:15 AM, carcodespam@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Dave,
the original foot switches are mounted on deck, same as at my Sharki #60, see picture FootSwitch5.jpg.
You can buy such switches e.g. here: https://www.svb.de/de/lofrans-fussschalter-taster.html
They are available in black or red. See pics.
Later on Amel has integrated the switches into the windlass, see pics FootSwitch3.png + FootSwitch4.png.
However the power circuit is always the same, see pic FootSwitch6.png for all Lofrans windlasses.
As far as I know all people with buildin switches to the windlass uses these types as spare parts:

Gerhard
Sharki #60

<FootSwitch5.jpg>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diameter of forestay

ahmet kipcak
 

Hi Eric,
Thanks for info 

Happy new year 

Ahmet 




'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> şunları yazdı (30 Ara 2018 18:01):

 

Ahmet,

If your Super Maramu is like mine you will also need a special turnbuckle available from Amel or Acmo.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diameter of forestay

 

 

Hi Guys,
Happy New year to all.
I am planning to change my (super maramu 1999) Forestay. I couldn’t be sure about diameter of forestay due to it is inside the jib furling tube. According to my research, both 10mm or 12 mm could be used. Before giving any part order, I would like to take your advices .

Thanks for your all valuable feedbacks,

Ahmet


Re: Ian and Judy Here is the vetus switch Windlass switch

carcodespam@...
 

As usual marine suppliers takes 4times more money than the manufacturer of the part.
The Vetus price is about 40 Euro while the manufacturer takes about 10 Euro for the same piece.

Gerhard
Sharki #60


Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Peter,

I will try it with tight Vectran at the end of January and report back to the group.
I am fairly confident, after reading the email Mike received from Bernard, that it will be OK.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

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