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Re: new Rigg on SM2000

Stefano Biffi
 

Hi Eloi, I did the same 3 years ago in Hyeres. ACMO plus German steel cable; till now no problem at all. 
Stay healthy 
Stefano
N’EVEREST Super Maramu 185
Bocca di Magra 
Italy 

Il giorno 4 ago 2020, alle ore 00:02, Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> ha scritto:


Hallo,
Im am in the process of buying a SM2000 from 2004. The standing rigg has to
be changed. Amel in Hyères proposed to me the company "Sea Nergie Nautic"
(former Rousseau) to do the work. They made a quite interesting offer with
fittings from ACMO but the cables would not be from ACMO but from WDI in
Germany. Does anybody have experiences with those cables or would you
recommend to use cables from ACMO. Many thanks for your help.

Eloi
SM 2000 #426 (hopefully in 3 Weeks)


Useful addition to Volvo D3-110 engine's sea water circuit

Arno Luijten
 

When working on our D3-110I-rev. C engine, I discovered a shattered impeller. I hate that as it means you need to open the intercooler to get the remains of the impeller out of the system. Opening up that thing means you need new O-rings to re-assemble that thing.
So when finding out which parts I need to order for our engine I noticed something in the documentation. Volvo apparently noticed the same problem at some point. For the 130 HP and higher versions they included a sea water strainer in the system. Why the 110 HP version was not given this option is beyond me, maybe because the cooling capacity of system for the 110 version has more headroom.
It may be if you have a D,E,F,G or H version of this engine this filter is already present, I'm not sure. If not a similar filter can be installed as well (different version!)
Anyway, if you look at the enclosed screen-print you can see the hose between the sea water pump and the intercooler can be replaced with some alternate parts to provide a sea water strainer to catch impeller bits.

I have now ordered the following parts:

Hose 3817382
Hoseclamp 994562 (3 pce)
Hose 3817383
Filter assy. 3812612
Hoseclamp 994564

To replace the hose between the pump and the intercooler.

I also got hold of the correct Workshop manual for the C-version of this engine. I uploaded it to the "Files / Volvo Penta /" section of the forum.

Another thing I did is order a new lid for the (Vetus) sea water strainer for the main sea water intake (from Amel). I added a garden-hose connector to the lid using a Dremel and a drill. I can now connect a garden hose to the water-intake to flush the sea water system when required (lay-up). By connecting this to a water-tap with adequate pressure you will push water trough the A/C, Fridge and Anchor wash system without running either of those.
Flushing the engine and genset is also possible however you must take care as closing the valve to the manifold for the above mentioned systems creates pressure in the suction part of the engine's sea water system. In my case it blew off one of the bellows of the transmission oil cooler. No damage occurred, but I needed to remount it. So what I did is start the engine and immediately after opened the tap. Be careful not to rev. the engine as your average tap can hardly keep up with the demand at idle.
Alternatively you can also use a big water resevoir to feed water to the engine instead of connecting the hose to a watertap.


Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121



File /Volvo Penta/Workshop manual D3-1x0I-ABC.pdf uploaded #file-notice

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

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io group.

By: Arno Luijten

Description:
Workshop Manual for Rev B and C engines


Updated Event: ZOOM Meeting with Battle Born LiFePO4 Lithium Batteries - Saturday, 8 August 2020 #cal-invite

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Re: Measurements of stern area of a SM for boat name and port

 

Ryan,

Perfect.

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


On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 10:36 AM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,

I've attached the one I made when I renamed our boat.  The dimensions listed are in inches.  Some SMs have a grab rail to port of the steps which might eat into this space, so keep that in mind.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 11:33 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Does anyone have the measurements of the stern area of a SM for boat name and port. I lost the diagram I had.

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


Re: Measurements of stern area of a SM for boat name and port

Ryan Meador
 

Hi Bill,

I've attached the one I made when I renamed our boat.  The dimensions listed are in inches.  Some SMs have a grab rail to port of the steps which might eat into this space, so keep that in mind.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Tue, Aug 4, 2020 at 11:33 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Does anyone have the measurements of the stern area of a SM for boat name and port. I lost the diagram I had.

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


Measurements of stern area of a SM for boat name and port

 

Does anyone have the measurements of the stern area of a SM for boat name and port. I lost the diagram I had.

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


Re: Rub rail purchase

James Watkins
 

I will also send you final drawing and a one foot sample of the first extrusion.

 

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Act II Maraamu hull 185

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Aras
Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 3:40 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Group Moderators
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub rail purchase

 

I would be interested for my Sharki #163

 

Aras

 

On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 6:24 PM Chad & Leslie Shoaf <crshoaf21@...> wrote:

I would be interested in the rub rail for an 85 Maramu.  

 

Chad

 

On Fri, Jul 24, 2020, 7:57 AM James Watkins via groups.io <ewatk49734=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Pat  I am the owner of a Maramu hull 185 and am going to also replace the rubrail but as I understand it is quite different than the one you are ordering.  Only send this to let you know that I am also in the process of ordering a die to do a new rub rail from Techno Rubber Industries also.  Only mention it as they may be even sharper on pricing if a couple of different Amel models are ordering from them.  I don’t have any idea if other Maramu or Sharki owers would like to replace their rub rail but getting more order for a custom part always saves money and after thirty years or so they do need replacing. 

 

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Act II Maramu hull 185

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Patrick McAneny via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2020 1:14 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub rail purchase

 

Vladimir, I have a sketch that Maude sent me,which I will send. But the rub rail is going to be fabricated based on an actual piece of rubrail to be certain it is an exact reproduction. They will send me a sample before production begins. I have paid for the design/die so the order is in the works. The order will be placed within the next ten days, so I urge anyone interested to join the group buy soon. The more owners that place an order will bring the price even lower.
 Thanks,
Par
Shenanigans #123

 



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Aras Grinius

 


Re: Rub rail purchase

Aras
 

I would be interested for my Sharki #163

Aras


On Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 6:24 PM Chad & Leslie Shoaf <crshoaf21@...> wrote:
I would be interested in the rub rail for an 85 Maramu.  

Chad

On Fri, Jul 24, 2020, 7:57 AM James Watkins via groups.io <ewatk49734=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Pat  I am the owner of a Maramu hull 185 and am going to also replace the rubrail but as I understand it is quite different than the one you are ordering.  Only send this to let you know that I am also in the process of ordering a die to do a new rub rail from Techno Rubber Industries also.  Only mention it as they may be even sharper on pricing if a couple of different Amel models are ordering from them.  I don’t have any idea if other Maramu or Sharki owers would like to replace their rub rail but getting more order for a custom part always saves money and after thirty years or so they do need replacing. 

 

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Act II Maramu hull 185

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Patrick McAneny via groups.io
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2020 1:14 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rub rail purchase

 

Vladimir, I have a sketch that Maude sent me,which I will send. But the rub rail is going to be fabricated based on an actual piece of rubrail to be certain it is an exact reproduction. They will send me a sample before production begins. I have paid for the design/die so the order is in the works. The order will be placed within the next ten days, so I urge anyone interested to join the group buy soon. The more owners that place an order will bring the price even lower.
 Thanks,
Par
Shenanigans #123

 



--
Aras Grinius


Re: new Rigg on SM2000

Alexis LETELLIER
 

Hi Eloi,
I just changed my standing rigging at Seanergie Hyeres. And as you said, it's ACMO fittings with WDS cables. I actually didn't challenged that part.
My standing rigging was from 1989, and when they removed it, they could confirm it was still in excellent conditions.
Still, we wanted to be safe, and 30 years is a good life already.
If I may ask, how do you know your rigging has to be changed? (2004 looks young compare to our SR)
I can't answer your question about quality of these cables. Just one point, Seanergie warned me that today, cables are made with a small part of carbon for some reason. And this material can give a slight "rusty acpect" quite quickly. But it's not real rust, and has no impact on the solidity/longevity of the cables.
cheers
Alex


Re: new Rigg on SM2000

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Eloi,

 We had Pen Azen rerigged 4 years ago by X-Voiles in Hyeres on the recommendation of Amel. Very professional job. They took both masts off the boat. When they finished the boss and I sailed for about 5 hours while he carried out the final tweaks.

 They , too, used ACMO fittings but bought the cables direct from Germany. As I recall it, the one German supplier is the company that everyone uses--including ACMO themselves.

 We rerigged after 16 years and about 50,000 miles, which was stretching things a bit, though the old rig was in good condition.  Having a new rig tweaked by a pro made a noticeable difference to our sailing performance.

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


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...>
Sent: 03 August 2020 22:02
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Group Moderators <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] new Rigg on SM2000
 
Hallo,
Im am in the process of buying a SM2000 from 2004. The standing rigg has to
be changed. Amel in Hyères proposed to me the company "Sea Nergie Nautic"
(former Rousseau) to do the work. They made a quite interesting offer with
fittings from ACMO but the cables would not be from ACMO but from WDI in
Germany. Does anybody have experiences with those cables or would you
recommend to use cables from ACMO. Many thanks for your help.

Eloi
SM 2000 #426 (hopefully in 3 Weeks)


Re: Covid, Spanish VAT and the18 month temporary importation rule

James Alton
 

Thanks a lot for the recommendation.  If we go, we will consider the car rental idea for sure.

James
SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Aug 3, 2020, at 7:04 PM, Joerg Esdorn via groups.io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

I can second Sarande in Albania.  Very efficient and cheap.  I did it twice.  And Albania is a great tourist destination.  Renting a car and exploring the countryside and national parks is highly recommended!  


Re: Furling Main Motor

James Alton
 

Tim,

   I did contact Amel but while they have done an absolutely amazing job of providing many of the parts I need, they could not help me with the bearings and seals.  The sizes of the seals were marked right on the seal and the bearings could be measured and matched up at the local Napa store.  

Jim

SV Sueño
Maramu #220

On Aug 3, 2020, at 9:40 PM, Tim Bowser <tim.bowser01@...> wrote:

James,

Thanks for the images, they were helpful.  When you replaced all your bearings and seals did you order them from Amel?

-Tim


Re: Furling Main Motor

Tim Bowser
 

James,

Thanks for the images, they were helpful.  When you replaced all your bearings and seals did you order them from Amel?

-Tim


Re: Covid, Spanish VAT and the18 month temporary importation rule

eric freedman
 

When I bought Kimberlite we sailed to Guernsey and at the time in 2002 that was acceptable with Amels agent in France.
Fair Winds,
Eric
Kimberlite

On August 3, 2020 at 6:59 PM "Joerg Esdorn via groups.io" <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Over the last several months, I've become an involuntary expert in all things VAT on boats in the EU.  Marocco works, so does Gibraltar (that's a change since the UK left the EU) but the Channel Islands do not work - at least not for French customs.  

Joerg Esdorn

 


Re: Furling Main Motor

James Alton
 

Tim,

   Congratulations on buying the Maramu.  My boat is #220 and as Joel stated has fibreglass coverings for the motors.  The original motors and gearboxes are still in very good shape and have given us no trouble.  I went completely through the mainmast gearboxes replacing all bearings and seals.  

   I have seen a few different types of gearboxes and motors on Maramu’s.  I will include a photo of what mine looked like prior to the service work and painting.  The motors looked almost like new when I opened them up.  The last photo is after repainting/seal and bearing replacement.

James




On Aug 3, 2020, at 2:57 PM, Tim Bowser <tim.bowser01@...> wrote:

I recently bought a Maramu hull #188.  The previous owner used windlass motors as replacements for the furling on the main.  They seem to be corroding quickly since they were not built to be exposed to the elements.  Does anyone know what originally would have been here?  

-Tim



Re: Covid, Spanish VAT and the18 month temporary importation rule

Joerg Esdorn
 

I can second Sarande in Albania.  Very efficient and cheap.  I did it twice.  And Albania is a great tourist destination.  Renting a car and exploring the countryside and national parks is highly recommended!  


Re: Covid, Spanish VAT and the18 month temporary importation rule

Joerg Esdorn
 

Over the last several months, I've become an involuntary expert in all things VAT on boats in the EU.  Marocco works, so does Gibraltar (that's a change since the UK left the EU) but the Channel Islands do not work - at least not for French customs.  

Joerg Esdorn


Re: Covid, Spanish VAT and the18 month temporary importation rule

Joerg Esdorn
 

I tried this procedure during the winter of 2018/19 in Naftplion and was told it had been discontinued.  It has been discontinued in Spain as well, by the way.  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem