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Kent---Prop is spinning freely

eric freedman
 

Hi Kent,

How did you make out with the brackets to hold up the intercooler?

Do you have the 24 volt 175 amp alternator on your Yanmar?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of karkauai via groups.io
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 10:59 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Prop is spinning freely

 

Bill K,

Thank you for this clear explanation of the Hurth/ZF transmissions. I haven't read this anywhere before and have never understood why my helm has a sign that says in French, not to put in reverse while sailing. When I switched from AutoProp to be MaxProp, I read that I should put in reverse until it stopped turning, then back to neutral. I have just finished a maintenance of the Autoprop and reinstalled it to see how it performs compared to the MaxProp.  I now know that if it turns while sailing, it is safe to put the transmission in forward, but not reverse.

 

Now for the next question...

When I repowered from Volvo TMD22 (78HP} to Yanmar 4JH4HTE, (110HP), I was assured by the Yanmar dealer and mechanic (Danny Ramos in Fajardo; top Volvo mechanic in the Caribbean at the time) that the existing transmission was ok to reuse.  It has had no problems after ~1200 hours using the MaxProp.  But now I am worried that it may not be quite up to the job.  Does anyone have thoughts or recommendations about that? 

 

Should I just replace it with a new, more

robust one? If I use the Z25F, that means adding a shaft brake, right? Are there other robust mechanical transmissions that wouldn't require the brake? Any downsides to that?

 

Or have the transmission inspected, and put it back in if everything looks OK?

 

Or, with 1200hours already on the transmission with the new engine, just assume it is Ok and leave it alone?

 

Thanks again Bill K, your post is a game-changer for me!

 

Happy New Year, everyone!

Kent & Iris

Kristy

SM 243

 

 

 

 


--
Kent & Iris

KRISTY

SM243


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Dennis Campbell
 

Hey Sarah and Trevor
Similar to Jim Watkins reply our holding tank is located behind the cupboard trim in the front head. It is a simple installation custom made from 316 s/s and fitted with a 'full' indicator light. Plumbing is simple with gravity dump valve and deck mounted pump out fitting.
Best ... Dennis Maramu #178


Re: Antigua riggers

Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal
 

many thanks


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Philippe BELLOIR
 

The tank was made by BONAR Plastics  http://www.bonarplastics.com/

….

Philippe

 

De : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] De la part de Gregory Shea
Envoyé : mardi 12 janvier 2021 17:25
À : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Objet : Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Does anyone know where you can buy the tanks shown in Phillipe's post. I have one of those tanks and wanted to replace it but the only retail source I could find was Accastillage Diffusion. Unfortunately, they no longer carry them. My research says they are still manufactured but I couldn't find a retailer. Any suggestions?

 

 

Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles

Preveza

 


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Philippe Belloir <pbelloir@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:46 AM
To:
main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

You can see two differents solutions, and the way to install (but in french)

Fair winds

Philippe

 

De : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] De la part de Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
Envoyé : lundi 11 janvier 2021 18:18
À : main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Objet : [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Hi everyone,

 

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

 

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Sarah & Trev 

Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Gregory Shea
 

Does anyone know where you can buy the tanks shown in Phillipe's post. I have one of those tanks and wanted to replace it but the only retail source I could find was Accastillage Diffusion. Unfortunately, they no longer carry them. My research says they are still manufactured but I couldn't find a retailer. Any suggestions?


Greg Shea
Sharki 133 Cap des Iles
Preveza


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Philippe Belloir <pbelloir@...>
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:46 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu
 

You can see two differents solutions, and the way to install (but in french)

Fair winds

Philippe

 

De : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] De la part de Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
Envoyé : lundi 11 janvier 2021 18:18
À : main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Objet : [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Hi everyone,

 

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

 

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Sarah & Trev 

Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Philippe BELLOIR
 

You can see two differents solutions, and the way to install (but in french)

Fair winds

Philippe

 

De : main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] De la part de Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
Envoyé : lundi 11 janvier 2021 18:18
À : main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Objet : [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Hi everyone,

 

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

 

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Sarah & Trev 

Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher Parts

 

Ken,

When the drain pump failed on the original Austrail Clothes washer I bought one here: https://www.espares.co.uk/search?SearchTerm=dishwasher%20pump

I was lucky in that I matched what I thought looked like the pump. It fit perfectly.

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


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 10:11 PM Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
Thanks ALL,

I will be heading back to Lithuania in a few weeks, and will try to contact him from there.  If not I am going to try to find the closest pump and retrofit!

All the best!

Ken
Aquarius SM2K262


Re: Standing rigging

 

Bernd,

The best advice you can find was just given to you by Craig Briggs, who owns a Santorin like yours.

You can contact ACMO at www.ACMO.fr or Laetitia Boudon <laetitia@...>, +33 03 81 35 70 86. She has helped many Amel owners with a complete kit manufactured to exact original specifications. As far as I know, these kits have always fit perfectly. Tell her I said hello.

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


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 6:49 PM Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bernd,
This is one of those questions that sits on the border of engineering and philosophy, with no clear winner. Much like "What is the "best" anchor". I'd encourage you to read the many past posts on this discussion board and make up your own mind. There are too many variables for anyone to give you a definitive answer and those who do are often not unbiased, like the insurance company who wants 7 years so they reduce their risk of a claim - or a rigger who will profit from you replacing now.
Your SN #119 is maybe a year or two younger than my 1992 SN #68. I had a mizzen aft lower break in 2010 on a power reach flying the foc d'artimon. That was at 18 years old and after about 25,000 miles of passage-making.  I repaired it but then replaced all the next year - an easy do-it-yourself-in-the-water job for about $5000 from ACMO, duplicating the original (except for right-hand, not left-hand turn-buckles (bottle-screws)). So my "new" rig is now 10 years old, but my sailing is now pretty much just a couple of thousand miles of coastal/near-offshore cruising a year, my insurer doesn't have any requirements and I certainly won't be getting new any time soon.
So, how old is your rig; where has the boat been sailed (tropics vs. cooler climes); how hard has she been sailed; what is your personal risk tolerance; are you comfortable and capable sailing with a spare shroud should one fail; are you doing weekend sailing from a marina, or seasonal coastal cruising; perhaps a slow circumnavigation; or maybe the Vendee Globe? 
Hope this helps your decision process.
-- Cheers, Craig, SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
 

This would be really useful,

Thank you so much 😀😀

Sarah & Trev

On Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 12:29 Aras Grinius, <aras.grinius@...> wrote:
I actually have a schematic of a holding tank designed by Amel.  When I get home from work, I would gladly post it .  The tank should fit both Sharki's & Maramu's since the forward head are about the same dimensions.

Aras
S/V FIASCO
Sharki #163 1988

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 12:18 PM Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine <Ourbigboatyadventure@...> wrote:
Hi everyone,

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Sarah & Trev 
Sea Love, Hull 161



--
Aras Grinius


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Aras Grinius
 

I actually have a schematic of a holding tank designed by Amel.  When I get home from work, I would gladly post it .  The tank should fit both Sharki's & Maramu's since the forward head are about the same dimensions.

Aras
S/V FIASCO
Sharki #163 1988


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 12:18 PM Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine <Ourbigboatyadventure@...> wrote:
Hi everyone,

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Sarah & Trev 
Sea Love, Hull 161



--
Aras Grinius


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
 

Hi Jim,

We'd be interested in seeing the pictures if that's possible.  You can use the email address at the top to send anything through to. 

If there's a lot we can share a folder on Dropbox.

Thank you for your help, its really appreciated.

Kind regards,

Sarah & Trev

On Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 18:21 James Watkins via groups.io, <ewatk49734=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
It required removing nearly
All of the forward head trim. A plastic unit that fit behind the panels which were replaced. I think I may
Have some
Pictures and will try
To find them

Best regards
Jim Watkins
Ps. Probably best to do this on direct email feather than the forum unless
Others are interested. 



Sent from Yahoo for iPhone

On Monday, January 11, 2021, 7:13 PM, Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine <Ourbigboatyadventure@...> wrote:

Hi James,

Ahhh, no the boat is in the UK & we're currently in Portugal.  

Can I ask if it was timely, costly, and/or involved ripping the boat apart?  

We're heading back to the UK & will be living on board, so wondering how much of a headache it would be.

Thanks,

Sarah 

Sea Love, Hull 161

On Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 17:30 James Watkins via groups.io, <ewatk49734=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have Maramu hull 185 and while there was no holding tank in the forward head there was one in the aft head.  I had it done by a knowledgeable Amel person and can recommend hs contact.  I assume you are in the US?  

 

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Owner Act II Maramu hull 185

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 6:18 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Hi everyone,

 

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

 

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Sarah & Trev 

Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
 

Thanks for the information Ian.  Thats interesting to know that you can have them installed without ripping the heads apart.

Kind regards,

Sarah 

On Tue, 12 Jan 2021, 08:36 Ian Park, <parkianj@...> wrote:
We have a holding tank in both heads, around 75 litres each. They were fitted by the first owner when the boat was fairly new. Go to photos and search Santorin holding tanks and you will see the installation there. 
I am not familiar with the interior of the Maramu, but the Santorin looks the same as the Super Maramu. We've lost the clothes hanging drying area as the tanks fit that space and the pipework does fill most of the alert side storage areas. The tanks are visible but not unsightly. The pros are that all maintenance is easy, access to valves, macerator pump tank interior access ( not pleasant but useful!) and of course the tank level reader.
I haven't spotted it yet, but somewhere there is a schematic of the pipework and tank dimensions.

In my previous boat I had stainless steel tanks. Avoid s/s for holding tanks!!

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96 North Wales (UK!)


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Ian Park
 

We have a holding tank in both heads, around 75 litres each. They were fitted by the first owner when the boat was fairly new. Go to photos and search Santorin holding tanks and you will see the installation there. 
I am not familiar with the interior of the Maramu, but the Santorin looks the same as the Super Maramu. We've lost the clothes hanging drying area as the tanks fit that space and the pipework does fill most of the alert side storage areas. The tanks are visible but not unsightly. The pros are that all maintenance is easy, access to valves, macerator pump tank interior access ( not pleasant but useful!) and of course the tank level reader.
I haven't spotted it yet, but somewhere there is a schematic of the pipework and tank dimensions.

In my previous boat I had stainless steel tanks. Avoid s/s for holding tanks!!

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96 North Wales (UK!)


Re: Eumenia Mini 5500 Dishwasher Parts

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Thanks ALL,

I will be heading back to Lithuania in a few weeks, and will try to contact him from there.  If not I am going to try to find the closest pump and retrofit!

All the best!

Ken
Aquarius SM2K262


Re: Antigua riggers

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Nick,
That you've got a spare with you suggests you can easily do this yourself. With a couple of dock-mates you can likely do it in half a day - it is not rocket science. There are several posts on this DB, including from the big "OB" about how to do this - don't forget the split cylindrical Delrin spacer you'll encounter when you dissemble it. Get a small tub of grease and have fun!
-- Craig,
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Andy Croney
 

Hi Sarah , hi Trev,

We have an older Maramu (#79) and installed a holding tank in the forward head - the boat does not need go come out of the water for this work , as it uses the same sea cock with a Y valve fitting - all the other necessary holes ( breather and pump out ) are above water .

I can send you some images if you want.

They are great boats for cruising and voyaging .

All the best

Andy and Fifi
SV Paladin
Sent from my iPhone


Re: Standing rigging

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Bernd,
This is one of those questions that sits on the border of engineering and philosophy, with no clear winner. Much like "What is the "best" anchor". I'd encourage you to read the many past posts on this discussion board and make up your own mind. There are too many variables for anyone to give you a definitive answer and those who do are often not unbiased, like the insurance company who wants 7 years so they reduce their risk of a claim - or a rigger who will profit from you replacing now.
Your SN #119 is maybe a year or two younger than my 1992 SN #68. I had a mizzen aft lower break in 2010 on a power reach flying the foc d'artimon. That was at 18 years old and after about 25,000 miles of passage-making.  I repaired it but then replaced all the next year - an easy do-it-yourself-in-the-water job for about $5000 from ACMO, duplicating the original (except for right-hand, not left-hand turn-buckles (bottle-screws)). So my "new" rig is now 10 years old, but my sailing is now pretty much just a couple of thousand miles of coastal/near-offshore cruising a year, my insurer doesn't have any requirements and I certainly won't be getting new any time soon.
So, how old is your rig; where has the boat been sailed (tropics vs. cooler climes); how hard has she been sailed; what is your personal risk tolerance; are you comfortable and capable sailing with a spare shroud should one fail; are you doing weekend sailing from a marina, or seasonal coastal cruising; perhaps a slow circumnavigation; or maybe the Vendee Globe? 
Hope this helps your decision process.
-- Cheers, Craig, SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

Alain Blanchard
 

Hello Sarah & Trevor,

I Just acquired a SM from 1995. There was no holding tank installed. I am currently in the process Of installing one based on a tuto (here attached)


Mine is the same but a 85 L. Here is a picture 

It just fit in (47.5 cm large).
I will come back to you if any issue 



Regards Alain
SM 146 - Gruissan (France)

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 11 janv. 2021 à 19:21, James Watkins via groups.io <ewatk49734@...> a écrit :

 It required removing nearly
All of the forward head trim. A plastic unit that fit behind the panels which were replaced. I think I may
Have some
Pictures and will try
To find them

Best regards
Jim Watkins
Ps. Probably best to do this on direct email feather than the forum unless
Others are interested. 



Sent from Yahoo for iPhone

On Monday, January 11, 2021, 7:13 PM, Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine <Ourbigboatyadventure@...> wrote:

Hi James,

Ahhh, no the boat is in the UK & we're currently in Portugal.  

Can I ask if it was timely, costly, and/or involved ripping the boat apart?  

We're heading back to the UK & will be living on board, so wondering how much of a headache it would be.

Thanks,

Sarah 

Sea Love, Hull 161

On Mon, 11 Jan 2021, 17:30 James Watkins via groups.io, <ewatk49734=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

I have Maramu hull 185 and while there was no holding tank in the forward head there was one in the aft head.  I had it done by a knowledgeable Amel person and can recommend hs contact.  I assume you are in the US?  

 

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Owner Act II Maramu hull 185

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Sarah & Trevor McIlwaine
Sent: Monday, January 11, 2021 6:18 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Installing a holding tank Amel Maramu

 

Hi everyone,

 

We're in the process of buying a 1985 Amel Maramu & were surprised to find there is no holding tank on it. 

 

Has anyone installed one in a Maramu? Did you do it yourselves or get a professional?  We're looking at costs, in the water or (I'm presuming it needs to be done whilst out of the water for a through hull)?

 

Any information or advice would be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Sarah & Trev 

Sea Love, Hull 161


Re: Antigua riggers

 

Nick,

There are options in Antigua, but none in the entire Caribbean are better than Caraibe Marine Greement (Rigging) in Martinique. They are a Preferred Vendor and have rerigged at least 50 SMs & 54s that I am aware of.
Contact: 
Gaëtan RIVET
+596 ( 0 ) 696 41 56 42
gaetan@...

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


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 2:46 PM Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal via groups.io <svrascal=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi, can anyone please recommend a rigger here in Antigua who has experience in replacing a forestay on my SM please?

I have the ACMO forestay with me, but looking for someone who has done this successfully here in Antigua

many thanks 


Antigua riggers

Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal
 

Hi, can anyone please recommend a rigger here in Antigua who has experience in replacing a forestay on my SM please?

I have the ACMO forestay with me, but looking for someone who has done this successfully here in Antigua

many thanks 

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