Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trinquet furling motor grease/Amel 55/54 designers


Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all.
While we are talking about design. All the Amels I have seen, even the smaller earlier models, right through to and including the 54, have a distinct and  unmistakeable family likeness. (Love it) When you see one from afar, they are unmistakeably and instantly recognisable. (In my opinion). However (again in my opinion) the 55 looks more like a Hunter. I have no doubt the Amel quality and innovation remains, they just no longer have that family likeness.
Cheers
Danny
SM299 Ocean Pearl

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On 30 Apr 2017 05:06, "'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I need to apologize to everyone. It appears that my computer is acting up and greatly enlarging some of the text in my messages to you. This IS NOT intentional and is not meant to reinforce or add drama to anything I present here. I am travelling all next week but will get my IT guy to fix it soon after I get back to Florida.. I am not Shouting at anyone!

 

All The best, Joel

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

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From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trinquet furling motor grease/Amel 55/54 designers

 

 

Hello Hanspeter. I think you are confusing the Amel 55 with the Amel 54. The Amel 55 hull and deck and rigging was designed by Berret and Racoupeau, a naval architecture  firm located in La Rochelle France. All of the systems engineering and ‘Amel ‘details on the Amel 55 were still the province of the Amel design team within the Amel shipyard in La Rochelle.   The Amel 54 was designed by the Amel Design Group.. Yes Captain Amel was gone when this boat was first launched but the drawings and engineering of the Amel 54 were done largely by Jacque Carteau who was, in fact, the one who did the drawings and engineering on almost all of the Amel boats from the late 1960’s onward. He was Captain Amel’s ‘eyes’ and interpreted Captain Amel’s ideas into the boats we all love. How do I know this? I watched him do the 54 and no external resources were involved in the 54. I have seen the blueprints for other Amel designs with Carteau’s initials and name in the data box on the drawings.

 

Just to keep things clear and correct.

 

All The Best, JoelJoel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Trinquet furling motor grease

 

 

Hi Porter

I think you have the Balmar Furling System ? Correct? If so, with you plans , change this system to a Reckman System; ok very costy ,but for the next 20 Years no problems.

Nice and interesting Website, congratulation. One thing only; Henri Amel did not design the Amel 54. The Company Amel with extern architects did it.

Best regards

Hanspeter



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Am 29.04.2017 um 12:36 schrieb Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@yahoocom [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Gents,
A question if you would.

Sailing Martinique to Fort Lauderdale these two weeks. Stopped in Guadeloupe as the trinquet motor pooped out. Took it out and amel Martinique is sending a new one plus belt.

Question one: what kind of grease was that packed in there? I took it out and need to repack.

Q2: the motor had corroded and I found 10 or so cc of h20 on the motor and surrounds. I could not find a seal to replace or one that had failed. How can I mitigate this water situation in the future? Is that the purpose of the grease? In addition to greasing the gears?

Q3: anyone have any tips on re-assembly?

Very appreciated.

Porter

S/V IBIS. 54-152. Punta Cana.

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