Date   
Rental of a SM2K ?

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Dear Amelians,

My wife and I are currently looking to buy an Amel Super Maramu 2000; we looked at a couple in France (where we live) but haven’t found the right one yet, and we are now extending the search. We hope to be part of the Amel community soon…

In case we cannot conclude before the summer, I was wondering if anyone would rent a Super Maramu 2K for the last two weeks of August in the Med. It would be a great way for us to start discovering the world of Amels… Probably a small chance but just trying!...

Many thanks in advance.

Cathy & Guillaume


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Definitely recommend Olivier Beaute as a great surveyor. I believe his knowledge is unequaled.
Not knowing Olivier back in 2012, I used Martial Barriel located in Guadeloupe and highly recommend him too.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Tue, 3/13/18, mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: buying a second hand 1992 SM advise
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:54 AM


 









Seckin,
After
you've had a look at the boat to make sure that you want
to proceed in the buying process and get a survey, I would
suggest that you contact Olivier Beaute of Atlantic Yacht
Survey to conduct a survey for you.  http://atlanticyachtsurvey.com/;  olivierbeaute
at gmail.com; +33 674 028 243
Search his name on this forum and
you will see his many contributions as well as the glowing
reviews and endorsements.   This is what I wrote about
Olivier on this forum after I purchased my SM:

I have employed Olivier on two
separate occasions to survey two different Super
Maramu's. The first resulted in walking away from a
purchase and the second in a purchase.  I am thrilled with
both outcomes!  Olivier worked for Amel for ~19 years doing
the customer handover and first year support of about 75% of
the Super Maramu's made from Hull #70-ish right up until
the last one Hull #479. If he surveys your Amel, chances are
it is not the first time he has been on it!  And you
don't just get a thorough, detailed inspection, and well
written report with pictures with Olivier's survey
services.  If you attend the survey (and I strongly advise
that you do), you will get an education on the boat and
it's systems from an outstanding teacher.  For my
English speaking friends concerned about communication using
a French speaking surveyor, you do not need to be at all
concerned.
 Olivier's English is excellent. Hire Olivier and you
will not be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the
survey.
Good luck with your
search!
Mark
McGovernSM #440
CaraDeale, MD
USA 

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

Dear Friends;



I am new in your group.

I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd
owner.



I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the
inspection?

I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.

And I need your advices.



What are the most important points that I should focus on
before buying the boat?

What are the most expensive equipments?



Shortly I need your advices…



My best Regards;

Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe - Barnacle Buster [1 Attachment]

amelforme
 

Standing by

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Mar 13, 2018, at 10:30 AM, brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The SDS for Barnacle Buster identifies phosphoric acid as the primary ingredient at 85% at a concentration of 5% - 20%.  I think the rationale for not being specific to try and protect trade secrets.  A similar product is available at home improvement centers as a phosphoric tile and grout cleaner.  Do a little napkin math and adjust the concentration & you could come up with a far less expensive alternate. 

If you do this always add acid to water NOT the other way around.  An exothermic reaction may occur causing a violent reaction if the solution is mixed improperly. 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Make sure that you get spair parts of the components that are unique Amel design. Amel does not keep in stock many essential parts. 

Vladimir
SM 345 "Life is Good"

On Mar 13, 2018 04:17, "Seckin Barlas seckinbar@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe - Barnacle Buster

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

The SDS for Barnacle Buster identifies phosphoric acid as the primary ingredient at 85% at a concentration of 5% - 20%.  I think the rationale for not being specific to try and protect trade secrets.  A similar product is available at home improvement centers as a phosphoric tile and grout cleaner.  Do a little napkin math and adjust the concentration & you could come up with a far less expensive alternate. 

If you do this always add acid to water NOT the other way around.  An exothermic reaction may occur causing a violent reaction if the solution is mixed improperly. 

Mainsail measurements

Patrick McAneny
 

I am having a new mainsail made and I am going to send my old main to the sailmaker , but I would like to acquire the factory main measurements to confirm that my old sail was produced correctly. I also would like to have the Amel insignia put on it. Does one know where I could find the sail measurements and the size of the Amel insignia ?

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Porter,

 

The reason I made an separate circuit is because the water-maker is connected to the sea-chest. I wanted the ability to isolate the Barnacle Buster from this. I flushed the AC units with fresh water after cleaning with BB and then reconnected to the AC seawater pump and sea-chest.  Not sure if I am being over cautious but I didn’t feel like buying new membranes if I made an error.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Guadeloupe

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

An additional idea. 

I love Barnacle buster. Saved my heat exchanger. I filled the circuit with B.B. and then turned off systems for a few hours. My thought I’d get some litmus paper. Continuous pour into the Seachest and until the ph rises at the circuit exit and then stop..   Mark’s observations are also my own: wow does a lot of junk come out!!!  

 

Mark is obviously more capable and determined than I am with the tubing to complete the circuit. I thinking this might be a cheat. 

 

 

Porter. 

Ibis

54-152

 

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 


On Mar 13, 2018, at 8:28 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thomas,

 

Barnacle Buster (BB) is good (if you can get it). I am not sure of the main ingredient but I assume it is some type of acid. It works well.

 

I would treat your anchor wash circuit much as I would the AC system. Use a piece of water hose, a bucket and a pump to make a continuous circuit. Put the BB in the bucket and circulate the fluids for a couple of hours. I do this with the AC periodically.

 

While you are cleaning you anchor wash hose, you may as well do the air conditioning system on the same day since you can use the BB again and again.

 

Here are a couple of hints to help. I took an old 50’ water hose and cut it to how I needed it. From the bucket have a piece of hose go to the pump intake. From the pump output, connect to whatever system you are trying to clean. You will need a couple of hose connectors and clamps. At the other end of the system you are cleaning attached the return hose. Circulate the BB back to the bucket but be sure to put some sort of straining devise on the bucket end of the hose so you do not re-circulate the debris. A cheesecloth or fine mesh bag will work well. It is amazing how much crap you will find in the strainer. I let the pump run for at least 3 hours.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

Seckin Barlas
 

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Porter McRoberts
 

An additional idea. 
I love Barnacle buster. Saved my heat exchanger. I filled the circuit with B.B. and then turned off systems for a few hours. My thought I’d get some litmus paper. Continuous pour into the Seachest and until the ph rises at the circuit exit and then stop.   Mark’s observations are also my own: wow does a lot of junk come out!!!  

Mark is obviously more capable and determined than I am with the tubing to complete the circuit. I thinking this might be a cheat. 


Porter. 
Ibis
54-152


Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Mar 13, 2018, at 8:28 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thomas,

 

Barnacle Buster (BB) is good (if you can get it). I am not sure of the main ingredient but I assume it is some type of acid. It works well.

 

I would treat your anchor wash circuit much as I would the AC system. Use a piece of water hose, a bucket and a pump to make a continuous circuit. Put the BB in the bucket and circulate the fluids for a couple of hours. I do this with the AC periodically.

 

While you are cleaning you anchor wash hose, you may as well do the air conditioning system on the same day since you can use the BB again and again.

 

Here are a couple of hints to help. I took an old 50’ water hose and cut it to how I needed it. From the bucket have a piece of hose go to the pump intake. From the pump output, connect to whatever system you are trying to clean. You will need a couple of hose connectors and clamps. At the other end of the system you are cleaning attached the return hose. Circulate the BB back to the bucket but be sure to put some sort of straining devise on the bucket end of the hose so you do not re-circulate the debris. A cheesecloth or fine mesh bag will work well. It is amazing how much crap you will find in the strainer. I let the pump run for at least 3 hours.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

mfmcgovern@...
 

Seckin,

After you've had a look at the boat to make sure that you want to proceed in the buying process and get a survey, I would suggest that you contact Olivier Beaute of Atlantic Yacht Survey to conduct a survey for you.  http://atlanticyachtsurvey.com/;  olivierbeaute at gmail.com; +33 674 028 243

Search his name on this forum and you will see his many contributions as well as the glowing reviews and endorsements.   This is what I wrote about Olivier on this forum after I purchased my SM:

I have employed Olivier on two separate occasions to survey two different Super Maramu's. The first resulted in walking away from a purchase and the second in a purchase.  I am thrilled with both outcomes!  Olivier worked for Amel for ~19 years doing the customer handover and first year support of about 75% of the Super Maramu's made from Hull #70-ish right up until the last one Hull #479. If he surveys your Amel, chances are it is not the first time he has been on it!  And you don't just get a thorough, detailed inspection, and well written report with pictures with Olivier's survey services.  If you attend the survey (and I strongly advise that you do), you will get an education on the boat and it's systems from an outstanding teacher.  For my English speaking friends concerned about communication using a French speaking surveyor, you do not need to be at all concerned.  Olivier's English is excellent. Hire Olivier and you will not be disappointed regardless of the outcome of the survey.

Good luck with your search!

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA
 


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

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

Mark Erdos
 

Seckin Barlas,

 

You should contact a good surveyor (one who knows Amels), depending on where you are would make a difference for recommendations.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] buying a second hand 1992 SM advise

 

 

Dear Friends;

I am new in your group.
I am planning to buy a 1992 Supermaramu from her 2nd owner.

I want to ask to you if you have a check-list for the inspection?
I am a complete beginner for an Amel boat.
And I need your advices.

What are the most important points that I should focus on before buying the boat?
What are the most expensive equipments?

Shortly I need your advices…

My best Regards;
Seckin Barlas

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Mark Erdos
 

Thomas,

 

Barnacle Buster (BB) is good (if you can get it). I am not sure of the main ingredient but I assume it is some type of acid. It works well.

 

I would treat your anchor wash circuit much as I would the AC system. Use a piece of water hose, a bucket and a pump to make a continuous circuit. Put the BB in the bucket and circulate the fluids for a couple of hours. I do this with the AC periodically.

 

While you are cleaning you anchor wash hose, you may as well do the air conditioning system on the same day since you can use the BB again and again.

 

Here are a couple of hints to help. I took an old 50’ water hose and cut it to how I needed it. From the bucket have a piece of hose go to the pump intake. From the pump output, connect to whatever system you are trying to clean. You will need a couple of hose connectors and clamps. At the other end of the system you are cleaning attached the return hose. Circulate the BB back to the bucket but be sure to put some sort of straining devise on the bucket end of the hose so you do not re-circulate the debris. A cheesecloth or fine mesh bag will work well. It is amazing how much crap you will find in the strainer. I let the pump run for at least 3 hours.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Eric,

I tried the pump independently of the hose and it appeared ok with nice flow and pressure so I think that part is fine. 

In 18 months, we've only been away from the boat for a 4 month period and we did rinse the raw water system with fresh water as part of the winterisation. Having said that, the previous owner didn't live aboard and I'm not sure he was applying the procedure. Also, in the med we haven't had much use for the anchor wash, so it would have been stagnant. 

I'll have a play with the endoscope too, One of my favourite tools onboard. 

I was reading online about preventive solutions and came accross the Merus ring. Anyone with practical knowledge of that device?

Thanks


Thomas


On Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at 00:27, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thomas,

I am very surprised you have such problems on such a new boat.

When you are away from the boat for any length of time do you run fresh water through, the genset, engine, Ac, the anchor wash, and the 2 heads?

 

Possibly you can use a garden hose and a vane pump and circulate barnacle buster through the anchor wash for a while and see what happens.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi Eric, 

 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.

 

 

Thanks for the tip!

 

 

Thomas

 

 

On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

eric freedman
 

Thomas,

Did you also try changing out the pump?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi Eric, 

 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.

 

 

Thanks for the tip!

 

 

Thomas

 

 

On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

eric freedman
 

Thomas,

I am very surprised you have such problems on such a new boat.

When you are away from the boat for any length of time do you run fresh water through, the genset, engine, Ac, the anchor wash, and the 2 heads?

 

Possibly you can use a garden hose and a vane pump and circulate barnacle buster through the anchor wash for a while and see what happens.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 11:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi Eric, 

 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.

 

 

Thanks for the tip!

 

 

Thomas

 

 

On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Eric, 

Yes i did, from the pump end. Interestingly I get quite a flow out from the anchor end, but when I stop, I get about 5 litres back out of the pump end. So whatever is in there is stuck pretty hard. I'll try a bit more pressure. 

I'm guessing the rest of the raw water circuit is probably quite clogged too... I got the engine heat exchangers cleaned recently but the fridges circuit and AC circuit will need attention.


Thanks for the tip!


Thomas


On Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at 21:22, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

eric freedman
 

Hi Thomas,

Did you try disconnecting the hose from the pump and using dock water to blow out the pipe?

I would also do the same at the forward locker.

 

If not, if you have a scuba tank, you can purchase a nozzle that hooks up to the hose for a BC. That will give you 100 psi+ to clear the hose. It is also very useful to blow things off the engine etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 7:43 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Clogged anchor wash pipe

 

 

Hi all,

 

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

 

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?)..

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Thomas 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

Did you receive my winch photos?

I would try squirting PB blaster on the shaft of the motor , it will be messy, but hopefully it will

eventually seep down to the keyway.

 

Where are you attaching the gear puller?

 

Do you have bolts on the bottom of the gearbox?

If so I would try taking the gearbox apart.

 

Did you remove the bolts on the top of the mounting disk that holds the motor to the base plate.

The bolts on the bottom of the disk cannot be removed from the baseplate with the motor in place.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 9:12 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Inability To Remove Port Side Genoa Gearbox

 

 

Thanks much for the photos.  They me to visualize what is stuck on what.  Unfortunately, even with a 6,000 pound hydraulic puller left on overnight, the gearbox would not come loose.  The pin from the winch is obviously galvonically seized on the gearbox.  Thanks again for sending the pics.

 

Regards,

Bill Shaproski

S/V Pacific Cool

Clogged anchor wash pipe

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

Today's maintenance monday task was troubleshooting the anchor wash. 

It turns out the pipe is clogged. Using the dock mains pressure lets water through but the pump is not beefy enough to do anything useful. Neither is mouth-blowing into the pipe.

Any advice on unclogging it? Mechanical or chemical (Barnacle Buster any good?).

Thanks in advance


Thomas 
GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Fort de France, Martinique  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dessalator pressure erratic

ya_fohi
 

Eric,

No it didn't. I've since been told by the Dessalator guy in Spain that it was a brass plug that just screws in to block the hole. It's probably in case you want to connect the supply from the other side. The brass has corroded and I just need to replace it.

Cheers,
Paul
Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98