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Re: Super Maramu bow thruster

mfmcgovern@...
 

Mine moves about the same amount. I saw it during the haul out for the survey. My surveyor (Olivier Beaute) said that it is normal for it to do that.

Mark
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rudder Anodes USA

qmvwv3fna4dth3r32bdwtz3bpy7meopg2s2xlnuq@...
 

Thank you all for the answers.

I found the right one.

Oliver
SV JoEmi
SM 2000


Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

qmvwv3fna4dth3r32bdwtz3bpy7meopg2s2xlnuq@...
 

We had good experiences with a long hard hover pipe. It makes it easy to get into the deep bilge. And a long soft pipe gives you the possibility to place the tank in the engine room more far away from the bilge. That makes it much more easier.

Oliver 
SV JoEmi
SM 2000 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu bow thruster

Massimo Vecchietti
 

Hi Markus
Also mine is so...no problem
Max
Patchouli II
SM n 84

Il 29 Ott 2017 2:21 AM, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:
 

Markus,

 

Ours moves a little bit also. I’ve never measured it but it is just a little bit and it works fine.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu bow thruster

 

 

Dear all,

I have a Super Maramu, named Kolibri, built 1996 and I hope you can help me with your experiance.

Kolibri is on shore and I extended the bow thruster and I am wondering that I can move (dangel) the thruster from let to right for about 1 cm. Is this normal/Ok ?

Thanks for your help

Markus


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Hi Craig,
Good suggestion. I’m still getting used to the myriad of power options on this boat. Man am I green.


On Oct 28, 2017, at 4:34 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Chuck, 

I didn't pick up on the "no 110v" requirement. Last year had a friend with an 220v Greenline buy a 5000w Chinese step-up/step-down 110v-220v transformer for under $100. He's still got cold beer, fully charged battery, and working vacuum!
Cheers,
Craig Briggs, SN68

---In amelyachtowners@...,
Yes I would have suggested a cheapy from Home Depot too but he said no 110v. It’s hard to get my head around spending twice as much for 220v stuff. I’m sure the Brits and Europeans don’t like it either. 






On Oct 28, 2017, at 2:30 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alex,

Try an inexpensive 2 gallon wet/or/dry one from any store like Home Depot, Lowes, or Walmart. Get one that lets you put the hose in the back so it blows. Makes a great RIB/dinghy/kayak inflator.
Cheers, 
Craig SN#68


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu bow thruster

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Yes,

This is normal.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

On Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 12:39 PM, unifico3333@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Dear all,

I have a Super Maramu, named Kolibri, built 1996 and I hope you can help me with your experiance.

Kolibri is on shore and I extended the bow thruster and I am wondering that I can move (dangel) the thruster from let to right for about 1 cm. Is this normal/Ok ?

Thanks for your help

Markus




--
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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu bow thruster

Mark Erdos
 

Markus,

 

Ours moves a little bit also. I’ve never measured it but it is just a little bit and it works fine.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2017 12:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Super Maramu bow thruster

 

 

Dear all,

I have a Super Maramu, named Kolibri, built 1996 and I hope you can help me with your experiance.

Kolibri is on shore and I extended the bow thruster and I am wondering that I can move (dangel) the thruster from let to right for about 1 cm. Is this normal/Ok ?

Thanks for your help

Markus


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Chuck, 
I didn't pick up on the "no 110v" requirement. Last year had a friend with an 220v Greenline buy a 5000w Chinese step-up/step-down 110v-220v transformer for under $100. He's still got cold beer, fully charged battery, and working vacuum!
Cheers,
Craig Briggs, SN68

---In amelyachtowners@..., <clacey9@...> wrote :

Yes I would have suggested a cheapy from Home Depot too but he said no 110v. It’s hard to get my head around spending twice as much for 220v stuff. I’m sure the Brits and Europeans don’t like it either. 






On Oct 28, 2017, at 2:30 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alex,

Try an inexpensive 2 gallon wet/or/dry one from any store like Home Depot, Lowes, or Walmart. Get one that lets you put the hose in the back so it blows. Makes a great RIB/dinghy/kayak inflator.
Cheers, 
Craig SN#68


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Yes I would have suggested a cheapy from Home Depot too but he said no 110v. It’s hard to get my head around spending twice as much for 220v stuff. I’m sure the Brits and Europeans don’t like it either. 






On Oct 28, 2017, at 2:30 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alex,

Try an inexpensive 2 gallon wet/or/dry one from any store like Home Depot, Lowes, or Walmart. Get one that lets you put the hose in the back so it blows. Makes a great RIB/dinghy/kayak inflator.
Cheers, 
Craig SN#68


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rudder Anodes USA

greatketch@...
 

The company making the zincs is "Martyr"  Based in Canada, if I remember correctly...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Deltaville, VA
Waiting for the weather to continue south.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor

greatketch@...
 

Alex,

Anchors are a very personnel choice for every sailor.  Here is my 2 cents worth...

On Harmonie we have a 40kg Rocna.  We are happy enough we have no plans to change it.  Although we did drag a few nights ago for the first time in a very long time... and the thought crossed my mind!

On my old boat I had a Mantus.  I was very happy with that.  

If I had to replace an anchor right now for my Super Maramu I would go with a Mantus 48kg.  I know that's bigger than most people use, and people who know what a weight nazi I can be on the boat might be surprised.  But I can assume you, nobody EVER woke up in the middle of the night worried their anchor was not going to hold because it was too big!  I go with the story that you know your anchor is big enough for long term cruising if people walking down the dock point at it and laugh.

Like I said, a really personnel choice.   

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Deltaville, VA
Waiting for weather to continue south.


Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Craig Briggs
 

Alex,
Try an inexpensive 2 gallon wet/or/dry one from any store like Home Depot, Lowes, or Walmart. Get one that lets you put the hose in the back so it blows. Makes a great RIB/dinghy/kayak inflator.
Cheers, 
Craig SN#68


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning [1 Attachment]

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

https://www.amazon.com/Dewalt-DCV580H-Cordless-Wet-Dry-Vacuum/dp/B00CP8DF3O/ref=sr_1_5_m?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1509217415&sr=1-5&keywords=dewalt+shop+vac

I use this as I also use the batteries with my drill and driver. I have a 3rd party charger that allows 120-240v and 50-60hz

I am happy to have a cordless shop vac and that it is lower and more rectangular suits me. I store it in the large cockpitlocker and pull it out quite a bit. 

Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Brunswick, GA 


On Oct 28, 2017, at 1:49 PM, clacey9@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Alex,

I just bought this for my boat from Amazon UK. Wet/Vac and upholstery cleaner. Breaks down and stores easily. Very well made and think it will last a long time. The prices seem to flucuate. Good luck.

Chuck
s/v Joy #388


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: ONAN Generator not starting

eric freedman
 

One of my braided bonding straps is connected to an area without paint on my heat exchanger.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, October 28, 2017 11:44 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: ONAN Generator not starting

 

 

Hi Alex,

Sounds like you have found your problem - corroded connections. Rather than spray, you'll want to disconnect all wires, clean them up mechanically (sanding, wire brushing etc.) and reattach.  Can't help with the location of the strap, but it sounds like you may not need parts after all.

Good luck with it,

Craig SN68



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

Looking at the back of my generator, I saw a whole new world – and it was not really exciting. The contacts to the starter solenoid (I guess it is..) as well as the solenoid down at the bottom of the back of the gen are corroded. I sprayed with contact spray and a day later I hear it clicking and it started again. But only for one time and then it went back to trying to start (initiating starting mechanism for ca. half a second. So I think I have to get rid of that corrosion to get the problem solved. Any best practices from your side are appreciated.

Another disturbing factor was to see one grounding strap tied to the bonding system, but a second one hanging around with no attachment at all (see picture). Can someone tell me where that needs to be attached to?

Thanks, Alex

 


Re: Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Hi Alex,
I just bought this for my boat from Amazon UK. Wet/Vac and upholstery cleaner. Breaks down and stores easily. Very well made and think it will last a long time. The prices seem to flucuate. Good luck.

Chuck
s/v Joy #388


Re: ONAN Generator not starting

mfmcgovern@...
 

Alex,

I uploaded a new photo album called "Onan Generator Ground Straps". If for some reason you can't find it, email me at mfmcgovern at gmail dot com and I will email the pics directly to you.

Mark
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I don’t know and I only anchor for romantic weekends, that’s why I was saying to ask other Amel 54 owners what did the boat came with. Olivier is always the best!
What size chain do you have?
Don’t you have 2 Windlass?

Well quite frankly, this is hard… as I am making the inventory, I have to search for invoices and it makes me sad and depressed to see all I spend and many things I could not save…

Alexandre



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

On Sat, 10/28/17, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: YNT: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor
To: "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 12:19 PM


 









Hi
Alexandre,I'm in Grenada right now.
30 kg seems a little light for AMEL54. What do
you think?  Jerome had a 55kg Spade (to sleep calm as he
put it..) on NO STRESS.
Hope you
are doing well despite the tragedy around
Nikimat!Cheers, Alex









On Saturday, October 28, 2017,
1:07:29 PM GMT-4, Alexandre Uster von Baar
uster@... [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...> wrote:






 









Good morning Alex (and other if interested).



Not sure where you are located, but for your information, I
have for sale a Rocna 33 Kg which I bought last year in
Puerto Rico, it has been 3 time in the water. I paid $980
for it, it is for sale for $700.



I also have a Spade 30 Kg also bought last year in Puerto
Rico and it has never been in the water nor even assembled.
New it is $825, you can also have it for $700.



Pick up only in Sint Maarten.



I don’t know what the Amel 54 originally came with for the
anchor, but 55 kg is a lot…

I suggest you look at Rocna guidelines:

http://www.rocna.com/product-range/sizing-guide



Also keep in mind the size of the chain you have.

There is no point in having a heavier anchor if the chain is
not going to be able to keep up with it.



Sincerely, Alexandre



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

On Sat, 10/28/17, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:



Subject: Re: YNT: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor

To: "svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners]"
<amelyachtowners@...>

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:54 AM





 























Hi

all,I need to replace my Spade 55kg (ex

Jerome's boat) as it is so rusty that it seems to
fall

apart, and the angular part has bent. Rocna also

seems to be very popular, especially here in the
Carebbean.

So if you use a Rocna, can you share experience and
indicate

how heavy your anchor is? Also, Kobra, a

relatively new product from Austria did very well in
tests.

Any experience out there already?Best

Regards,Alex, SY NO STRESSAMEL54

#15













On Thursday, August 10, 2017,

1:49:51 AM GMT-4, HALDUN Karagoz halidunk@...

[amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@...>

wrote:













 



















Hi Paul,

I am using a 55kg Spade as

the primary anchor for years. Back in 2010, i met Jerome,
a

fellow Amel owner, who jumped into my boat and said: look
i

have to pass on some information to you. I learned from
him

many things that was overlooked at the delivery week.
The

first thing he said was: get rid of the Wasi and get a
55kg

Spade. The windlass is strong enough.

Since

than, i have used the Spade in all sorts of anchorages

around the world, without a worry.

Cheers,

Haldun



Amanin

Amel54#164





---- @Kerpa

[amelyachtowners] şunu yazdı ----





 













Has anyone fitted a spade anchor on an

SM?We are thinking of buying a Spade

Aluminum Anchor as a spare. The 140 model looks as the
one

to choose if one go for Al. The 160 model is only made
in

Galvanized steel.The benefit with Al is

of course weight, more easy to manhandle and to deploy
from

the dingy in the event that it should be

necessary.An other benefit with the

Spade as a spare is that you can dismantle the plow from
the

shank which Make it much easier to stow, and of course
it

has very good reputation as a modern efficient Anchor
almost

in class with our current Roccna.But is

has to fit on the bow roller also.Paul

on SY Kerpa SM#259 currently in

Newport


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

Maciek <maciej@...>
 

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M18-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Wet-Dry-Vacuum-Tool-Only-0880-20/202043806

You still need a charger and M18 charger. If you get it in EU it'll be 220V. However vac,  charger and battery will cost you double of US price. 

Maciek



Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

-------- Original message --------
From: "Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 10/28/17 19:34 (GMT+03:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wet / vacuum for bilge cleaning

 

Dear Amelians,
Bill recommended to use a wet/vacuum to use to get rid of the stuff in the bilge when cleaning. Do you have a recommondation in regards to makes / models that are good to use and don't take to much space? I have 12, 24V and 220V, no 110V on board.
Cheers, Alex
SY NO STRESS
AMEL54 #15


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Hi Alexandre,
I'm in Grenada right now.
30 kg seems a little light for AMEL54. What do you think?  Jerome had a 55kg Spade (to sleep calm as he put it..) on NO STRESS.
Hope you are doing well despite the tragedy around Nikimat!
Cheers, Alex


On Saturday, October 28, 2017, 1:07:29 PM GMT-4, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Good morning Alex (and other if interested).

Not sure where you are located, but for your information, I have for sale a Rocna 33 Kg which I bought last year in Puerto Rico, it has been 3 time in the water. I paid $980 for it, it is for sale for $700.

I also have a Spade 30 Kg also bought last year in Puerto Rico and it has never been in the water nor even assembled. New it is $825, you can also have it for $700.

Pick up only in Sint Maarten.

I don’t know what the Amel 54 originally came with for the anchor, but 55 kg is a lot…
I suggest you look at Rocna guidelines:
http://www.rocna.com/product-range/sizing-guide

Also keep in mind the size of the chain you have.
There is no point in having a heavier anchor if the chain is not going to be able to keep up with it.

Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 10/28/17, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: Re: YNT: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor
To: "svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners]" Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:54 AM


 











Hi
all,I need to replace my Spade 55kg (ex
Jerome's boat) as it is so rusty that it seems to fall
apart, and the angular part has bent. Rocna also
seems to be very popular, especially here in the Carebbean.
So if you use a Rocna, can you share experience and indicate
how heavy your anchor is? Also, Kobra, a
relatively new product from Austria did very well in tests.
Any experience out there already?Best
Regards,Alex, SY NO STRESSAMEL54
#15






On Thursday, August 10, 2017,
1:49:51 AM GMT-4, HALDUN Karagoz halidunk@...
[amelyachtowners]
wrote:






 









Hi Paul,
I am using a 55kg Spade as
the primary anchor for years. Back in 2010, i met Jerome, a
fellow Amel owner, who jumped into my boat and said: look i
have to pass on some information to you. I learned from him
many things that was overlooked at the delivery week. The
first thing he said was: get rid of the Wasi and get a 55kg
Spade. The windlass is strong enough.
Since
than, i have used the Spade in all sorts of anchorages
around the world, without a worry.
Cheers,
Haldun

Amanin
Amel54#164


---- osterberg.paul.l@...
[amelyachtowners] şunu yazdı ----


 






Has anyone fitted a spade anchor on an
SM?We are thinking of buying a Spade
Aluminum Anchor as a spare. The 140 model looks as the one
to choose if one go for Al. The 160 model is only made in
Galvanized steel.The benefit with Al is
of course weight, more easy to manhandle and to deploy from
the dingy in the event that it should be
necessary.An other benefit with the
Spade as a spare is that you can dismantle the plow from the
shank which Make it much easier to stow, and of course it
has very good reputation as a modern efficient Anchor almost
in class with our current Roccna.But is
has to fit on the bow roller also.Paul
on SY Kerpa SM#259 currently in
Newport









Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Alex (and other if interested).

Not sure where you are located, but for your information, I have for sale a Rocna 33 Kg which I bought last year in Puerto Rico, it has been 3 time in the water. I paid $980 for it, it is for sale for $700.

I also have a Spade 30 Kg also bought last year in Puerto Rico and it has never been in the water nor even assembled. New it is $825, you can also have it for $700.

Pick up only in Sint Maarten.

I don’t know what the Amel 54 originally came with for the anchor, but 55 kg is a lot…
I suggest you look at Rocna guidelines:
http://www.rocna.com/product-range/sizing-guide

Also keep in mind the size of the chain you have.
There is no point in having a heavier anchor if the chain is not going to be able to keep up with it.

Sincerely, Alexandre




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

On Sat, 10/28/17, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: YNT: [Amel Yacht Owners] Spade Anchor
To: "svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017, 10:54 AM


 











Hi
all,I need to replace my Spade 55kg (ex
Jerome's boat) as it is so rusty that it seems to fall
apart, and the angular part has bent. Rocna also
seems to be very popular, especially here in the Carebbean.
So if you use a Rocna, can you share experience and indicate
how heavy your anchor is? Also, Kobra, a
relatively new product from Austria did very well in tests.
Any experience out there already?Best
Regards,Alex, SY NO STRESSAMEL54
#15






On Thursday, August 10, 2017,
1:49:51 AM GMT-4, HALDUN Karagoz halidunk@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:






 









Hi Paul,
I am using a 55kg Spade as
the primary anchor for years. Back in 2010, i met Jerome, a
fellow Amel owner, who jumped into my boat and said: look i
have to pass on some information to you. I learned from him
many things that was overlooked at the delivery week. The
first thing he said was: get rid of the Wasi and get a 55kg
Spade. The windlass is strong enough.
Since
than, i have used the Spade in all sorts of anchorages
around the world, without a worry.
Cheers,
Haldun

Amanin
Amel54#164


---- @Kerpa
[amelyachtowners] şunu yazdı ----


 






Has anyone fitted a spade anchor on an
SM?We are thinking of buying a Spade
Aluminum Anchor as a spare. The 140 model looks as the one
to choose if one go for Al. The 160 model is only made in
Galvanized steel.The benefit with Al is
of course weight, more easy to manhandle and to deploy from
the dingy in the event that it should be
necessary.An other benefit with the
Spade as a spare is that you can dismantle the plow from the
shank which Make it much easier to stow, and of course it
has very good reputation as a modern efficient Anchor almost
in class with our current Roccna.But is
has to fit on the bow roller also.Paul
on SY Kerpa SM#259 currently in
Newport