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Watermaker and transmission fluid

Patrick McAneny
 

I know those two don't mix,but I want to kill two birds with one post. 

1st. My water maker has been pickle for a few years, I would like to run it to check for leaks and to see if it runs. Would it harm it, if I ran it in brackish water,almost fresh?

2. Went to buy transmission fluid today, there was several favors to chose from, what type should I buy?

Thanks,

Pat

SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Long block failure on a Volvo D3-110 Amel 54-152

Sv Garulfo
 


That’s a great article, Bill, thanks for sharing. 

It’s good to see Nigel opening the debate about what needs to happen to adress the issues of modern engines in marine environments. It seems to point towards fuel quality. The corollary being inadaquate onboard filtering. 
I wonder what it means for fuel additives and their adequacy for our problems. Naively I would think that any product that dissolves contaminants simply makes them smaller so potentially riskier for high pressure common rail injectors (ie pass through filters but still too big for injectors)? 

Another topic is the established advice that a diesel engine enjoys being run at 80%, and failing that, at least push it hard from time to time. How much of this is still relevant to modern engines with better fuel efficiency (so less residue at low regime I presume) and variable geometry turbos?

I don’t have the first clue about those questions but i would like to understand what bits of the marine diesel knowledge base apply to our modern engines. 


Best,


Thomas
soon back onboard 
GARULFO
A54-122
Curaçao



On Sat, 18 Aug 2018 at 04:07, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

There was a good article on the worrisome trend in the design of small marine diesels in Yachting Monthly last year. 



I am beginning to wonder if we have almost seen the end of diesels that reliably run for more than 10,000 hours.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Chain twisted in the locker after using some times

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Ruedi,


We have had a stainless Spade attached to a galvanised chain for 18 years. No sign of galvanic corrosion.


 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Rudolf Waldispuehl Rudolf@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 22 August 2018 07:33:36
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Chain twisted in the locker after using some times
 


Dean
I think you have the correct gypsy if not replaced by former owner. It is market 203, this is correct for a 10mm ISO chain. So the Gypsy is not making the problem.
If you say you have the twist as well, then I guess the problem comes from the horizontal Winch who is turning the chain. 
BTW: 
Meanwhile I have a galvanized Rocna as well and different dissimilar metals with the SS chain. I'm still investigating how the different metals does make re galvanic corrosion.
C u soon in Preveza
Cheers, Ruedi


On 18 Aug 2018, at 11:01, Trifin trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ruedi, I have had exactly the same problem with my chain since we bought the boat.

I have the ISO chain with 30mm inside dimension and the WASI powerball, now fitted to my gal Rocna. (Yes, I now have a different dissimilar metals problem than before :-)

I’ve reached the conclusion that it’s just another feature of the boat. I tend to lay shorter chain with the Rocna, so the problem happens less frequently for me.

See you in Preveza soon. Cheers Dean

X




Re: Masse Light and March Pump

cpp_berkeley <no_reply@...>
 

Those of you with the Marco pumps (without accumulators), how is the power consumption / cycling when you only use a bit of water?

I like having the capacity to wash the deck, but I am curious how many amps it draws when I just open the tap to wash my hands or wet my toothbrush?

My understanding is that it's a variable speed pump that eliminates the need for an accumulator, but my brain isn't fast enough to comprehend that. 

Scott
A54 Tengah #69


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New Bimini [1 Attachment]

 

I would recommend Amel. The original Amel bimini will probably outlast anything else. I spoke to Maud this week and she told me that Amel has a complete SM2k bimini kit in stock. It includes: bimini, 2 side panels, and bimini cover. email SAV at Amel.fr

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

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 9:27 AM jamestim@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from jamestim@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

Hi everyone!


Thanks once again for the amazing resource and wealth of info here. As a new owner, I feel very fortunate.


Regarding bimini replacement, I know it's been discussed at length and I will of course go for the new style with a clear panel to see the sails.. much like SY KERPA..


Can anyone recommend a good supplier in the med? We are in Valencia now and will winter in Barcelona. So France/Spain  would be best bet. I imagine there would be many French suppliers who have had experience with modifying the original design..


Unfortunately my present cover won't last any decent blow, so it's rather urgent.. 


Much appreciated! Attached is a drone pic from our first sail! A quick 170NM shakedown to Ibiza and back without a stop..


James & Louise


SV TITANIUM

SM2K #260

Valencia Yacht port





Re: Amel Rendezvous PARTY AND DRONE PICS

karkauai
 

I only have one other boat interested in drone pics of their boat. If anyone else is interested, please contact me personally at
karkauai “at” yahoo dot “com”

Kent
SM 243
Kristy
St Michaels MD


New Bimini

James
 

Hi everyone!


Thanks once again for the amazing resource and wealth of info here. As a new owner, I feel very fortunate.


Regarding bimini replacement, I know it's been discussed at length and I will of course go for the new style with a clear panel to see the sails.. much like SY KERPA..


Can anyone recommend a good supplier in the med? We are in Valencia now and will winter in Barcelona. So France/Spain  would be best bet. I imagine there would be many French suppliers who have had experience with modifying the original design..


Unfortunately my present cover won't last any decent blow, so it's rather urgent.. 


Much appreciated! Attached is a drone pic from our first sail! A quick 170NM shakedown to Ibiza and back without a stop..


James & Louise


SV TITANIUM

SM2K #260

Valencia Yacht port





Re: selling Amel, Maramu 48'

Miles
 

Hello Maramus,

 

For anyone with a Maramu 48, I still have the new Q Sails mainsail.   It is of Hydanet cloth, tri-radial with spectra webbing.  Q Sails is asking $2860 for the sail and might entertain offers.  The sail is at my house in RI.  Anyone interested can contact me at milesbid at gmail.com, or can contact Q Sails directly at  “info at qsails.com”.

 

Ogemar Sails & Marine Equipment Ltd.

Eski Havaalanı Caddesi  No: 188/3  A.O.S.B 

35620 Cigli / Izmir-TURKEY

 

T:  +90 232 3281228

F:  +90 232 3281177

 www.qsails.com 

 

Miles

s/y Ladybug, sm216,  Newport harbor, Rhode Island

 

 

 


Re: Santorin spinnaker question

Alan Leslie
 

Hallo Herbert

we have an Sm with an additional halyard for a gennaker, which we use a lot in light winds.
There is a block at the top of the main mast with a halyard for hoisting the gennaker.
When it stops raining, I will put the long lense on the camera and take a photo of it for you so you can see where it is...we have the gennaker hoisted right now, furled and outside the genoa.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse 
SM437
Homo Bay
Ile Pentecote
Vanuatu


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Chain twisted in the locker after using some times

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Dean
I think you have the correct gypsy if not replaced by former owner. It is market 203, this is correct for a 10mm ISO chain. So the Gypsy is not making the problem.
If you say you have the twist as well, then I guess the problem comes from the horizontal Winch who is turning the chain. 
BTW: 
Meanwhile I have a galvanized Rocna as well and different dissimilar metals with the SS chain. I'm still investigating how the different metals does make re galvanic corrosion.
C u soon in Preveza
Cheers, Ruedi


On 18 Aug 2018, at 11:01, Trifin trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ruedi, I have had exactly the same problem with my chain since we bought the boat.

I have the ISO chain with 30mm inside dimension and the WASI powerball, now fitted to my gal Rocna. (Yes, I now have a different dissimilar metals problem than before :-)

I’ve reached the conclusion that it’s just another feature of the boat. I tend to lay shorter chain with the Rocna, so the problem happens less frequently for me.

See you in Preveza soon. Cheers Dean

X


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

Alan Leslie
 

That's all there is to it....we need to paint the boom.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Homo Bay
Ile Pentecote
Vanuatu


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

karkauai
 

Thanks, Alan.  Do you have pics of your new setup?

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243

On Aug 21, 2018, at 3:30 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,


After breaking two of those slider thingys, we had fabricated a solid aluminium piece with a slot in it and had it welded to the boom. We connected the mainsheet block to it with dyneema.
I've noticed that older Maramus actually have the mainsheet attachment welded to the boom, as does the 54.
I wonder why Amel decided to go with that slider idea, which seems rather Mickey Mouse to me ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Loltong Bay, Pentecote Is, Vanuatu


Santorin spinnaker question

Herbert Lackner
 

when we purchased KALI MERA in 2013 she was equipped with a Parasailor instead of the Amel balooner. An additional block was mounted on the top of the mast and the halyard for the balooner was fed up to the new block. We built it back to the original setup, ordered a new balooner and have been very happy using the twin-sail configuration on the atlantic crossing. twin sail worked excellent up to 30 degrees in front of the wind.

Now pacific crossing is the next trip and with the light wind and not always from the back we are thinking of using the Parasail again, but do not want to change the halyards for the original configuration. Did anyone installed an additional halyard for a spinnaker? there has to be an additional block that is mounted above the forestay, can someone post a foto of the setup?


thx, herbert, SN120 KALI MERA



Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

SV Perigee
 

re: Vesper & B&G V50 VHF

Great info, and insights.

Thanks.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] selling Amel, Maramu 48'

spritoaffine
 

Hi Judy

End of an era eh? A sad but necessary thing to do. Good luck with the sail, Hazel and I look forward to hearing you have sold her

Our best wishes

Hazel and David

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Kenneth Coats coatskenneth1@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 3:56:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] selling Amel, Maramu 48'
 
 

Hello, My name is Judith Golden an I am selling our 1985 that is equipped with the Amel furling mast and headsail. Joel Potter sold us the boat and we took ownership in 1999 and sailed for several great years. With age knocking on our door we decided to sell. My husband Ken and I were in the process of getting Golden Daze ready for market when he became ill and passed away before we were able to complete the work. Ken started projects that he always wanted to do while the engine was out to enhance the accessibility of pumps and other equipment in order to make things easier for everyone. Ken was a man unable to let something go unless it was done right and to his liking. Our boat is a project but when said and done it will be a sound sailing boat once again.                                                      
 
Joel Potter is again our broker and has sold this boat to everyone who has owned it and knows it well. He has deeply inspected the boat and will be able to answer almost any question you might have.  
                                             Judy Golden
 
                                                 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Kent,

After breaking two of those slider thingys, we had fabricated a solid aluminium piece with a slot in it and had it welded to the boom. We connected the mainsheet block to it with dyneema.
I've noticed that older Maramus actually have the mainsheet attachment welded to the boom, as does the 54.
I wonder why Amel decided to go with that slider idea, which seems rather Mickey Mouse to me ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Loltong Bay, Pentecote Is, Vanuatu


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

karkauai
 

Hi Joel,
I was going to look into having a 3-hole boom slider made, too.  I was also told they couldn’t do it without the boom.  Are all SM booms the same?  If so, or if Kristy (SM2K #243) is the right vintage, I’d like him to build one for me, too.
Thanks, I hope you’re coming to the Rendezvous!
Kent

On Aug 20, 2018, at 4:32 PM, Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Mark , I have an SM 53 Millennium he can pattern on. I’ll call him tomorrow.


All The Best , Joel 

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

On Aug 20, 2018, at 3:17 PM, isaac_02906@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

All-

Just an FYI:  I contacted Nance and Underwood to have a boom slider fabricated (I'm within a few hull numbers of Steve).  Roger told me this would not be possible if they did not have the boom in house.  Apparently, they did not retain enough information on the job to be able to do this remotely.  He did say he may be able to pattern off a local SM.

Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM 391
South Freeport, Maine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

amelforme
 

Mark , I have an SM 53 Millennium he can pattern on. I’ll call him tomorrow.

All The Best , Joel 

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

On Aug 20, 2018, at 3:17 PM, isaac_02906@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

All-

Just an FYI:  I contacted Nance and Underwood to have a boom slider fabricated (I'm within a few hull numbers of Steve).  Roger told me this would not be possible if they did not have the boom in house.  Apparently, they did not retain enough information on the job to be able to do this remotely.  He did say he may be able to pattern off a local SM.

Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM 391
South Freeport, Maine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor swivel

 

Mark,

We don't know what load caused the deformation, nor do we know what loads the design will tolerate at specific angles of load. The design load at specific angles is probably much different than a shackle. 

I know from personal experience that German-based Wasi customer service is very un-American, and certainly will not live up to our American expectations. You received an experience similar to mine. I suspect it is partially national culture and partially company culture. I didn't discount the product because of the culture. When a company works very hard to design and produce a product that they believe is better and different than the competition, it is difficult to reason with them because they have a lot invested in reaching their goal. Sometimes this is good, sometimes not, and most of the time taken as arrogance by others, including you and me. I continue to believe the product is better and different than anything offered, but I do not have specific engineering proof to back that up.

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

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 1:59 PM brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

 

Not sure about the load that caused the deformation on the WASI, I inherited it from the prior owner.  It is hard to see in the photograph but there is additional deformation at the head of the shaft where the bell meets the top and of the shackle.  I believe the WASI was near a critical failure point as the stress increased due to the angle of the pull.  Additionally, I had contacted the US distributor for WASI to see if parts were available.  After multiple phone calls with no return contact I concluded their customer service had reached its failure point.  That is when I purchased the replacement swivel from Mantus.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Rendezvous St Michaels, MD Oct 1-4 2018

Patrick McAneny
 

Paul, My email is : sailw32@... , are you thinking of coming,you would make 18 boats ?
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 2:41 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Rendezvous St Michaels, MD Oct 1-4 2018

 
Pat,

What comes after the @ for your direct email contact?

Thanks

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising New England

www.RitaKathryn.com

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