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Re: maramu mail roller furler swivel

Duane Siegfri
 

Post some photos of the gearbox so I can see how similiar it is to the SM.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: maramu mail roller furler swivel

smallworldsailor@...
 

I am facing a similar problem with our 1989 Maramu. The Swivel gearbox has jammed and needs to be removed, but the winch handle shaft facing forward prevents it from sliding down and off the foil. Does anyone have a solution to removing this?
Todd Duff
Maramu #263 'Ocean Life'

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

eric freedman
 

Hi,

This might have been the manufacturer. However, on Kimberlite, the gasket material was material from Renault now discontinued.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 11:41 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

 

 

Hi, dear all . Following the link , you will find the right way finding out the right rubber profile , as Hutchinson was the original provider for rubber parts . 

Rgds

Philippe 

BELAVITA SM2k hull n°238

 

Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

Philippe Morel
 

Hi, dear all . Following the link , you will find the right way finding out the right rubber profile , as Hutchinson was the original provider for rubber parts . 
Rgds
Philippe 
BELAVITA SM2k hull n°238

Re: SM Survey

greatketch@...
 


Uwe,

Ah, the blue floors.  Some people grow to like them, but I have never yet met anybody who on very first look said, "That is beautiful! Why aren't all boats like this!"

We think we were lucky, we found an older model Super Maramu in excellent condition that has wood floors.  If we had ended up with a newer model with blue floors, we would likely have found a way to live with them, although the esthetics of that choice would not have made my eyes happy.  If I REALLY wanted to change away from the blue, I would likely have gone to a paint in a more favorable color rather than the hassle and expense of wood.

I have had boats where I completely redid wood floors, with solid wood. It is a difficult and expensive project, but one I thought well worth it for a look I liked.  Others would disagree. Only you can say if the blue floors are objectionable enough to you to change, and what the best replacement look would be for you. 

Changing the aft berth to an island...  that is a very different story.  It is major rebuild of the aft cabin.  Much structural work would need to be done--and done by someone who had a good understanding of the way the boat was built. Unlike others, I never sleep on the aft berth underway.  That is what the pilot berth is for, and it is a better solution--for me. I would actually much prefer an island berth in the aft cabin, but it is not a change that I have ever entertained because of the complexity involved.  I am not sure there is even room to do a good job of it. The berth as it is goes from bulkhead to bulkhead.  Without moving a bulkhead, how would you get room to get around an island berth? (Do not even think about trying to move a bulkhead!)

Every boat (even an Amel!) is a long series of design compromises.  You get this, and give up that. When you are boat shopping, the key is to find the boat designed and built by the people who made the same compromises that you would have, in most every case. Trying to force fit your idea of the perfect boat into an existing hull can turn into a very expensive and frustrating project.

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Bar Harbor, Maine

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

Hi SM 2000 owners,

 

did anybody try to get rid of this wonderful blue floor? What is the best way to change it into a wooden surface?

 

Has somebody experience with  installinng  an island berth in the aft cabin?

Thank you for helping, I am searching for a SM 2000 in nothern Europe…

 

Uwe Volkmann

Amel Maramu

Kerbian

  

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Outhal motor does not work

Paul Osterberg
 

Ken I have to invest in an Amp meter It was one with the boat when we bought hear but can't get it to work.
But Volatge drop indicate bad connection or corroded cables.
And the the device take more and more current.
Paul

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Outhal motor does not work

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

Hi,

Measure the voltage at the motor when the motor should be running.  I think you did this and the measurement was 24 V.
Could be the wire, a loose or bad connection, the solenoid, or the motor. 
Look at the wire, does the copper wire what looks like black paste on it?  If so could be the wire, or a connection because of the wire turning into paste.
Get a tool to measure current. 


This will allow you to look at the current as you turn on the motor.  The motor should take about 24 amps +-,  if you see over 15 amps and the motor is not working at all, the motor is probably bad.  If you see a few amps, then you might look at the Solenoid or the wiring.

Having the tool to measure current is, I believe, a big plus on an AMEL.  Nice to know when and where the current is going.

Ken Powers
sailingaquarius.com


On Monday, July 31, 2017 2:47 PM, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Paul,
Did you try loosening the outhaul line a little bit?
Fair Winds
Eric
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 5:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Outhal motor does not work
 
 
Thank you Eric,
The gear box was overhauled a year ago.
Yes the line is very tight, but need to be tight not to slip when closed hauled in high wind forces, actually we bought a special Vectran rope from Germany supposed to be high friction low stretch and low creep.after that seldom problem with slip.
The motor turn alright when rope is off.
Carbon looks OK but actually I have no real idea how a carbon brush should look like
The voltage drop bothers me the cause of that is probably the cause to the problem. Cables going into the motor is well sealed and no moister in the white cover so guess that It should not be the problem
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

Paul Osterberg
 

Alexandre agree to you 100 %,but would add that the blue floor board lighten up the cabin 
The after bed configuration is the best as one can sleep atwart ship very comfortable when on long passage at many occasions.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM259

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Outhal motor does not work

eric freedman
 

Hi Paul,

Did you try loosening the outhaul line a little bit?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 5:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Outhal motor does not work

 

 

Thank you Eric,

The gear box was overhauled a year ago.

Yes the line is very tight, but need to be tight not to slip when closed hauled in high wind forces, actually we bought a special Vectran rope from Germany supposed to be high friction low stretch and low creep.after that seldom problem with slip.

The motor turn alright when rope is off.

Carbon looks OK but actually I have no real idea how a carbon brush should look like

The voltage drop bothers me the cause of that is probably the cause to the problem. Cables going into the motor is well sealed and no moister in the white cover so guess that It should not be the problem

Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Outhal motor does not work

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you Eric,
The gear box was overhauled a year ago.
Yes the line is very tight, but need to be tight not to slip when closed hauled in high wind forces, actually we bought a special Vectran rope from Germany supposed to be high friction low stretch and low creep.after that seldom problem with slip.
The motor turn alright when rope is off.
Carbon looks OK but actually I have no real idea how a carbon brush should look like
The voltage drop bothers me the cause of that is probably the cause to the problem. Cables going into the motor is well sealed and no moister in the white cover so guess that It should not be the problem
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Outhal motor does not work

eric freedman
 

Hi Paul,

Is your outhaul line very tight?

Do you feel the motor running and the outhaul not turning?

I would disconnect the outhaul line from the Anderson outhaul winch and see if it turns.

That would be my first step.

It could mean your motor needs brushes, the motor is bad, or the bronze gear in the outhaul

gearbox is damaged.

Those are my first guesses.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 31, 2017 3:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Outhal motor does not work

 

 

Hello!

I have noticed lately that our outhal motor have to work more when pulling out the main sail. But today it refuse to pull at all. Measuring the voltage when the selenoid is "on" gives only 22 volt, but when selenoid for the Main furler is on We meassure + 26 volt (motoring) assume they have the same wire for the current so guess the problem is the motor itself. Anyone have an idea how to approach the problem.

Paul on SY Kerpa SM259

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Outhal motor does not work

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Paul,

I am not sure where you are measuring voltage, but it is really amps that you should be measuring. The solenoid switches for the outhaul are probably not the problem.

Your problem will either be mechanical or electrical. If I were you, I would follow the instructions in your manual to move the outhaul manually. If the outhaul freely moves, you still may have a jammed gearbox. You will need to separate the gearbox from the motor. Once separate, you can determine if the problem is the gearbox, the electrical connection to the motor, or the motor.

I will send you a private email.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

James Sterling
 

Amen to this.

Outhal motor does not work

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!

I have noticed lately that our outhal motor have to work more when pulling out the main sail. But today it refuse to pull at all. Measuring the voltage when the selenoid is "on" gives only 22 volt, but when selenoid for the Main furler is on We meassure + 26 volt (motoring) assume they have the same wire for the current so guess the problem is the motor itself. Anyone have an idea how to approach the problem.

Paul on SY Kerpa SM259

Re: Batteries, combination parallel and serial

James Sterling
 

My battery change and installation is complete, thanks all.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/2016450187

James
SV Longbow SM2k #418

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Refrigerator replacement AMEL54

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

again incredibly valuable information from you guys! Thanks a lot, this really helps to take an informed decision moving forward.
best regards, Alex



On Friday, July 28, 2017, 12:39:49 PM AST, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Bill Kinney,

One person's myth is another person's fact. And in this case, I think we have a combination of myth and fact. I believe that it is a fact that front opening refrigerator doors lose cold air and it is a myth that it is a significant energy issue.

In my opinion, Rob Warren, the owner of Coastal  Climate Control knows more about marine refrigeration and air conditioning than anyone that I have met. In the words of Joel Potter, "Rob is ‘The Real Deal’ and he forgot more about the things he chooses to blog about than most of us will ever know. Seriously, Rob is a soft spoken, modest man who does as he promises and does it right."

Rob Warren writes on this fridge door subject, "With a top opening (refrigeration) hatch, little to no cold air will be lost when the hatch is opened, but when a front-opening door is opened, cold air will rush out from the bottom to cool your feet, and warmer air will be drawn in from the top to replace it.

The more well-stocked a front-opening box is, the less air there is to lose when the door is opened, and so less refrigeration run-time is required to cool down the warmer air now in the box. It's not as bad as it might seem though, because if you dumped all of the 40F air from an empty 10 cu ft refrigerator and replaced it with 80F air, it would take just 2 to 3 minutes of refrigerator run time to cool the new air. However, if the replacement air contains any significant amount of moisture, it could lead to a heavy buildup of frost on the evaporator plate, and that will significantly affect the efficiency of the refrigeration system. Excessive frost buildup can also be the result of poorly fitted and leaking seals, but in this case it happens when the doors are closed.

For a front-opening fridge and/or freezer, the best solution is to have magnetic seals...Magnetic seals prevent cold air escaping when the doors are closed, which in turn negates the need for warm, humid air to be sucked in to replace the lost cold air, as happens with poorly-sealing compression gaskets."

​I am not capable of completely guaranteeing anyone that these two guys I quoted are correct, but, when it comes to Amel stuff, Joel is more correct, more times than anyone I know, and Rob is more correct on refrigeration and air conditioning than anyone I know.

I suggest to everyone that they should subscribe and/or read Rob's Blog at ​http://coastalclimatecontrol.com/index.php/blog.html Scroll the subjects on the right side of the page for a refrieration or A/C topic. I will bet that if you read his postings you will learn something that will save you time and/or money...and it is free.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School  http://amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Uwe,

I am happy that you have chosen to buy an Amel. One word of advice in your search is: the previous owner's care of your Amel is more important than anything in your search. 

Also, if you don't already know it, you will learn that some of us, like me, are Amel purists. I will likely be the first to tell you what you do not want to hear, but also, what you need to know. 

You can buy an older Super Maramu or a 54 and it will come with wood flooring that almost all other boats have. Or, you can find marine floor vendors that are in the business of replacing this "wood flooring" to make wood flooring for you. Their businesses were created because the wood flooring gets scratched, cracked, and broken. 

Or, you can do what you should do about your island berth request and all other things that you "think" you should change so that you can make your Amel look like other boats. That solution is: wait for at least a year. After one year, you will likely change your mind about most things that you think you might want to change.

I liked the appearance of the blue floor, but, I loved the blue floor for more than how it looks. AND, the aft berth against the Port side has more than one advantage that you do not yet understand. If you plan to buy an Amel to safely and comfortably cruise the seas of the world, an Amel is the boat for you. If you want the best looking boat to stand out in a marina, maybe something else would be a better choice. 

Henri Amel never let his vision of what his ultimate cruising boat become influenced by what other builders did. 

Good luck with your search. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Jul 31, 2017 7:16 AM, "'Volkmann, Uwe' volkmann@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi SM 2000 owners,

 

did anybody try to get rid of this wonderful blue floor? What is the best way to change it into a wooden surface?

 

Has somebody experience with  installinng  an island berth in the aft cabin?

Thank you for helping, I am searching for a SM 2000 in nothern Europe…

 

Uwe Volkmann

Amel Maramu

Kerbian

 

 

 

Von: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Gesendet: Samstag, 29. Juli 2017 00:35
An: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

 

 

If I am not mistaken the red line also has a suite of Raymarine included as an option.

Fair Winds,

Eric

sm376 Kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: "SN 108 Vagabundo stilemare@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

> Olivier Beaute can help you absolutly, very professional and
> cheap I think.
> Br
> SN 108 Vagabundo
> Sardinia
>
> Inviato da iPhone
>
> > Il giorno 25 lug 2017, alle ore 16:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse'
> yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
> ha scritto:
> >
> > Uwe,
> >
> > The best surveyor for Amels in the world is Olivier Beaute 
> . He is located in France and travels
> anywhere.>
> > The primary difference in Red Line Super Maramus is cosmetic,
> with the use of colors designed for the 54. This included
> leather trim colors, boot stripe and rub rail. There are a few
> more differences because suppliers to Amel changed models. For
> instance, Dolphin chargers in all Red Lines are a newer model
> that that used in most Super Maramus, however some Super Maramus
> produced before the Red Line also had a later model Dolphin
> charger. Some Electronics in Red Line are also different, such
> as NavNet for Furuno chartplotters...these types of small
> changes occurred throughout the production years. BTW, the last
> 54s were "Sand Line" models because the leather boot stripe, and
> rub rail colors of the 55 were used on the last 54s.
> >
> > Are you looking to have your Maramu surveyed, or looking at
> another Amel?
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > CW Bill Rouse
> > Admiral, Texas Navy
> > Commander Emeritus
> > Amel School www.amelschool.com
> > 720 Winnie St
> > Galveston Island, TX 77550
> > +1(832) 380-4970
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:47 AM, volkmann@volkmann-
> steuerberater.de [amelyachtowners]
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi, are there any good suryeyors gor Amel SM in northern
> Europe? What is the difference of the Red Line models? Thank you
> in advance
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Uwe
> >>
> >> Amel Maramu
> >>
> >> SY Kerbian
> >>
> >
> >
>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Uwe,

Personally I really like the blue floors because they are “non-skip” and “very easy” to clean with a brush (most can be unscrewed and bring in the cockpit for cleaning - this way you won’t damage the nice wood surrounding them).
I am not sure the traditional wood floor would be as easy to clean (without damaging/scratching them).

To me, a center bed would be a huge loss of space… I really like the way mine is.
If a center bed is important to you, look for a 54.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Plaisance de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 7/31/17, 'Volkmann, Uwe' volkmann@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: AW: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey
To: "'amelyachtowners@...'" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Monday, July 31, 2017, 7:16 AM


 













Hi SM 2000 owners,
 
did anybody try to get rid of this
wonderful blue floor? What is the best way to change it into
a wooden surface?
 
Has somebody experience with
 installinng  an island berth in the aft cabin?

Thank you for helping, I am
searching for a SM 2000 in nothern Europe…
 
Uwe Volkmann
Amel Maramu

Kerbian
 
 
 


Von: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]


Gesendet: Samstag, 29. Juli 2017 00:35

An: amelyachtowners@...

Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey



 
 




If I am not mistaken the
red line also has a suite of Raymarine included as an
option.


Fair Winds,


Eric


sm376 Kimberlite



----- Original Message -----

From: "SN 108 Vagabundo stilemare@...
[amelyachtowners]"


Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 4:49 pm

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

To: amelyachtowners@...



> Olivier Beaute can help you absolutly, very
professional and

> cheap I think.

> Br

> SN 108 Vagabundo

> Sardinia

>

> Inviato da iPhone

>

> > Il giorno 25 lug 2017, alle ore 16:28,
'Bill & Judy Rouse'

> yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]


> ha scritto:

> >

> > Uwe,

> >

> > The best surveyor for Amels in the world is
Olivier Beaute 

> . He is located in France and travels

> anywhere.>

> > The primary difference in Red Line Super
Maramus is cosmetic,

> with the use of colors designed for the 54. This
included

> leather trim colors, boot stripe and rub rail. There
are a few

> more differences because suppliers to Amel changed
models. For

> instance, Dolphin chargers in all Red Lines are a newer
model

> that that used in most Super Maramus, however some
Super Maramus

> produced before the Red Line also had a later model
Dolphin

> charger. Some Electronics in Red Line are also
different, such

> as NavNet for Furuno chartplotters...these types of
small

> changes occurred throughout the production years. BTW,
the last

> 54s were "Sand Line" models because the
leather boot stripe, and

> rub rail colors of the 55 were used on the last 54s.

> >

> > Are you looking to have your Maramu surveyed, or
looking at

> another Amel?

> >

> > Best,

> >

> > CW Bill Rouse

> > Admiral, Texas Navy

> > Commander Emeritus

> > Amel School www.amelschool.com

> > 720 Winnie St

> > Galveston Island, TX 77550

> > +1(832) 380-4970

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:47 AM,
volkmann@volkmann-

> steuerberater.de [amelyachtowners]

> wrote:

> >>

> >> Hi, are there any good suryeyors gor Amel SM
in northern

> Europe? What is the difference of the Red Line models?
Thank you

> in advance

> >>

> >>

> >>

> >> Uwe

> >>

> >> Amel Maramu

> >>

> >> SY Kerbian

> >>

> >

> >

>

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

Volkmann, Uwe <volkmann@...>
 

Hi SM 2000 owners,

 

did anybody try to get rid of this wonderful blue floor? What is the best way to change it into a wooden surface?

 

Has somebody experience with  installinng  an island berth in the aft cabin?

Thank you for helping, I am searching for a SM 2000 in nothern Europe…

 

Uwe Volkmann

Amel Maramu

Kerbian

 

 

 

Von: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Gesendet: Samstag, 29. Juli 2017 00:35
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

 

 

If I am not mistaken the red line also has a suite of Raymarine included as an option.

Fair Winds,

Eric

sm376 Kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: "SN 108 Vagabundo stilemare@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey
To: amelyachtowners@...

> Olivier Beaute can help you absolutly, very professional and
> cheap I think.
> Br
> SN 108 Vagabundo
> Sardinia
>
> Inviato da iPhone
>
> > Il giorno 25 lug 2017, alle ore 16:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse'
> yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
> ha scritto:
> >
> > Uwe,
> >
> > The best surveyor for Amels in the world is Olivier Beaute 
> . He is located in France and travels
> anywhere.>
> > The primary difference in Red Line Super Maramus is cosmetic,
> with the use of colors designed for the 54. This included
> leather trim colors, boot stripe and rub rail. There are a few
> more differences because suppliers to Amel changed models. For
> instance, Dolphin chargers in all Red Lines are a newer model
> that that used in most Super Maramus, however some Super Maramus
> produced before the Red Line also had a later model Dolphin
> charger. Some Electronics in Red Line are also different, such
> as NavNet for Furuno chartplotters...these types of small
> changes occurred throughout the production years. BTW, the last
> 54s were "Sand Line" models because the leather boot stripe, and
> rub rail colors of the 55 were used on the last 54s.
> >
> > Are you looking to have your Maramu surveyed, or looking at
> another Amel?
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > CW Bill Rouse
> > Admiral, Texas Navy
> > Commander Emeritus
> > Amel School www.amelschool.com
> > 720 Winnie St
> > Galveston Island, TX 77550
> > +1(832) 380-4970
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:47 AM, volkmann@volkmann-
> steuerberater.de [amelyachtowners]
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi, are there any good suryeyors gor Amel SM in northern
> Europe? What is the difference of the Red Line models? Thank you
> in advance
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Uwe
> >>
> >> Amel Maramu
> >>
> >> SY Kerbian
> >>
> >
> >
>

Air Conditione

eljaroellinghoff@...
 

Problems with the air conditione .
we change the water pump fron The aircondition an on land powerer it works .
Now we are ancorring and try it by the generator and the pump dont working

Any idea

Best Elja
SM Balu
# 222