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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for 12 batteries AUSTRALIA

eric freedman
 

We used a group 31 truck batter . It is availableeverywhere. It was an exact replacement for out batteries.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of wolfgang buelow
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 12:54 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for 12 batteries AUSTRALIA

 

 

Hello Giovanni,

we hav since 3,5 years the scs225 from Trojan. They fit .

Regards

Wolfgang Buelow

ABORA

SM 405

 

 

Giovanni Testa schrieb am 10:10 Freitag, 14.Februar 2014:

 



Hi Mike and to all,

I'm looking for 12 batteries to replace old ones.

The boat is now at Bundaberg Port Marina AUS and I have a lot of problems to find 12 batteries to well place into our battery room.

More local shops don't give me prompt and professional support.

So I'm looking around ( now I'm at home, Venezia, Italy) to find or AGM ( better) or wet ( as my old ones). So please which is your opinion about TROJAN SCS 200?  Problem with their sizes( over all for hight ) ?

More please to all,  any suggestions to find here a good batteries store ( Brisbane,Bundaberg,Gladstone) ?

Thanks in advance to all

Giovanni TESTA

sv EUTIKIA SM 428

Bundaberg Port Marina

 

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

Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 1:41 AM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: [Amel] Xantrex Link 10 Battery Monitor - What you really need to know

 

 

To add to the info from Gary Silver ref Peukert Constant, I am using Trojan SCS 200 batteries. The Peukert Constant is 2.22

Mike Gough,

SM 378

 

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Maramu main furler stripped gear

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi there are lots of recent posts on this site that detail the parts list and sources. 

Regards 
Richard Piller
Newport RI SM 209
Cell 603 767 5330

On Feb 22, 2014, at 15:13, Family <gegcarter@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone any experience and / or drawings for the genoa furler on the Super Maramu 2000?  Mine ceased to function yesterday and I suspect it to be the bronze cogged wheel having stripped. 

Any advice would be much appreciated. 

Kind regards

Keith
Guma - SM 261 at Almerimar, Andalucia, Spain. 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

Giovanni TESTA
 


Hi to all,
I found this   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d70tR5EzV3Y  how tu use Bondo
Giovanni
sv EUTIKIA 428
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

 

  Sorry, I forgot your question . Your Awlgrip dealer may have a bondo like filler, I bought the filler from  a automotive paint supply house. I can not remember the name of the product, it was a pale green. You only mix a very small amount as it kicks in a few minutes and is ready to sand in ten, and sands very easy and fairs very well. Just tell them what you are doing and they will set you up with the right stuff, Bondo or a bondo like product, some bondo has fiberglass strands in ,you would not want that. I used the bondo on my topsides to fill many dings in the gelcoat, not on aluminum but I am  sure it would be fine  on aluminum as well, but check. The problem with epoxy is it very hard to sand down the excess and to fair out sanding by hand.
                                                                                                                                  Good Luck, Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: INUS - BUSCH
To: amelyachtowners Sent: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 12:55 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

 
Hello Pat,

it looks so complete that I think it should be possible for me, many thanks. Could you pls give me
a hint what sort of "bondo type of filler" that you mentioned should I use?

Dieter
"Fal-lera" Sharki 135




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Propeller removal on Santorin

karkauai
 

Hi Lars.  There are several threads on this site over the last few years.  See post #15667 and others in that thread. There is a nice description of how to change the seals and a drawing of the prop shaft and seals in the "Files" section.  
It's not a difficult job.
Kent
SM243
Kristy
Brunswick GA USA


On Mar 10, 2014, at 1:54 PM, <yachtsalvagny@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have an exploded drawing or list of the different parts (bearings, packings etc.) in the C-drive propeller shaft on a Santorin. I need to renew my packings due to seawater leaking into the C-drive oil but have not tried this before.

 
Any advice, checklist or the like is more than welcome!

Best regards
Lars
Santorin #79 Salvagny, currently in Denmark


Propeller removal on Santorin

Amel Salvagny
 

Does anyone have an exploded drawing or list of the different parts (bearings, packings etc.) in the C-drive propeller shaft on a Santorin. I need to renew my packings due to seawater leaking into the C-drive oil but have not tried this before.
 
Any advice, checklist or the like is more than welcome!

Best regards
Lars
Santorin #79 Salvagny, currently in Denmark


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

Patrick McAneny
 

  Sorry, I forgot your question . Your Awlgrip dealer may have a bondo like filler, I bought the filler from  a automotive paint supply house. I can not remember the name of the product, it was a pale green. You only mix a very small amount as it kicks in a few minutes and is ready to sand in ten, and sands very easy and fairs very well. Just tell them what you are doing and they will set you up with the right stuff, Bondo or a bondo like product, some bondo has fiberglass strands in ,you would not want that. I used the bondo on my topsides to fill many dings in the gelcoat, not on aluminum but I am  sure it would be fine  on aluminum as well, but check. The problem with epoxy is it very hard to sand down the excess and to fair out sanding by hand.
                                                                                                                                  Good Luck, Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: INUS - BUSCH
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 12:55 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

 
Hello Pat,

it looks so complete that I think it should be possible for me, many thanks. Could you pls give me
a hint what sort of "bondo type of filler" that you mentioned should I use?

Dieter
"Fal-lera" Sharki 135


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

INUS - BUSCH
 

Hello Pat,

it looks so complete that I think it should be possible for me, many thanks. Could you pls give me
a hint what sort of "bondo type of filler" that you mentioned should I use?

Dieter
"Fal-lera" Sharki 135


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for 12 batteries AUSTRALIA

wolfgang buelow <abora20032003@...>
 

Hello Giovanni,
we hav since 3,5 years the scs225 from Trojan. They fit .
Regards
Wolfgang Buelow
ABORA
SM 405



Giovanni Testa schrieb am 10:10 Freitag, 14.Februar 2014:
 

Hi Mike and to all,
I'm looking for 12 batteries to replace old ones.
The boat is now at Bundaberg Port Marina AUS and I have a lot of problems to find 12 batteries to well place into our battery room.
More local shops don't give me prompt and professional support.
So I'm looking around ( now I'm at home, Venezia, Italy) to find or AGM ( better) or wet ( as my old ones). So please which is your opinion about TROJAN SCS 200?  Problem with their sizes( over all for hight ) ?
More please to all,  any suggestions to find here a good batteries store ( Brisbane,Bundaberg,Gladstone) ?
Thanks in advance to all
Giovanni TESTA
sv EUTIKIA SM 428
Bundaberg Port Marina
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 1:41 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: [Amel] Xantrex Link 10 Battery Monitor - What you really need to know

 
To add to the info from Gary Silver ref Peukert Constant, I am using Trojan SCS 200 batteries. The Peukert Constant is 2.22
Mike Gough,
SM 378


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Pat,

Thanks, very good and very complete!

Bill
BeBe #387
BTW, since we are hull #387, I am not going to specify SM2k anymore...because no other model has gone that high in numbers and probably no other model will...just saying...


On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Patrick Mcaneny <sailw32@...> wrote:
 


Dieter,  I used awlgrip and if do you also, contact a awlgrip dealer tell them you want to roll and tip your mast . You use different reducers for brushing opposed to spraying. Depending on the temperature there is also retarders to be added to slow the paint from kicking. The dealer should be able to provide you with the ratios of paint to catalyst reducers etc. You do not want to paint early in the morning ,you want the mast to warm a bit and all dew gone. You also want to finish your painting a few hours before dusk , if damp air settle on the mast it will dull the finish and will require another coat. You also want a day when the humidity is fairly low. After sanding the corrosion I used a acid to further clean out corrosion that you can not sand out of pores and then neutralize the acid , dry and then apply sealer/primer. The paint on 99.9 % of your mast is probably fine and sound ,those surfaces should be first washed well and the lightly sanded wit h 320 grit. you can use a orbital sander on the flat sides, but need to have a easy touch ,its safer to hand sand and not hard sanding. Once all that is done wash the mast again, the next day when dry wipe the mast down with awlgrip cleaner and your ready for paint. You can only paint one side at a time, the furler slot provides one break, on the front of the mast down the center you want to apply a fine line tape, the dealer can provide it, buy the best ,finest tape they have. Make sure to push the tape edge tight to your mast, the paint is very thin and will flow under the tape if not applied well. Carefully tape everything else not to be painted. You will use a small  roller I think 4 inches and a foam brush or a high quality brush , I used foam and when then got loaded up I used a new one. Start at the top to gain experience , one person rolls the paint on with the other person right behind them lightly tipping the paint with a brush. The brush floats lightly a cross paint just to remove to bubbles , the paint will flow out to a smooth finish. do not apply too much paint. I would roll and tip from the furler to the tape on the front of mast that way you have a start and finish point of only about 12 inches. The roller should not get more than a minute ahead of the tipper, the paint set up quick. look back often look for runs, its very thin paint, try to tip out any runs asap, after 5 minutes or so it may be too late to tip out runs without messing up the paint with brush marks that will not flow out. Once you start to paint continue until you are done always keep a wet edge. Be careful not to apply too much paint around object protruding from the mast its easy to get too much paint on those areas and all looks good and then a couple minutes later you will see runs . This is not as hard as it sounds and the finish should come out beautiful, the painting only take about an hour or so. Let the paint harden ove rnight, lightly sand, clean and apply second coat, two coats should do it . Roll mast over take tape off front off mast, apply new tape on very edge of new paint. Since all prep is done wipe mast off and paint the second side.
                                                                                                                                                                 Good Luck , Pat SM Shena nigans

-----Original Message-----
From: INUS - BUSCH <inusbusch@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 5:03 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

 
Hello Pat,

how deep the corrosion holes are I will see after sanding, but the bondo type of filler sounds good. What is it, do you have a specification? And I am interested in the steps about roll and tip.
Thanks

Dieter
"Fal-lera" Sharki 135



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

Patrick McAneny
 


Dieter,  I used awlgrip and if do you also, contact a awlgrip dealer tell them you want to roll and tip your mast . You use different reducers for brushing opposed to spraying. Depending on the temperature there is also retarders to be added to slow the paint from kicking. The dealer should be able to provide you with the ratios of paint to catalyst reducers etc. You do not want to paint early in the morning ,you want the mast to warm a bit and all dew gone. You also want to finish your painting a few hours before dusk , if damp air settle on the mast it will dull the finish and will require another coat. You also want a day when the humidity is fairly low. After sanding the corrosion I used a acid to further clean out corrosion that you can not sand out of pores and then neutralize the acid , dry and then apply sealer/primer. The paint on 99.9 % of your mast is probably fine and sound ,those surfaces should be first washed well and the lightly sanded with 320 grit. you can use a orbital sander on the flat sides, but need to have a easy touch ,its safer to hand sand and not hard sanding. Once all that is done wash the mast again, the next day when dry wipe the mast down with awlgrip cleaner and your ready for paint. You can only paint one side at a time, the furler slot provides one break, on the front of the mast down the center you want to apply a fine line tape, the dealer can provide it, buy the best ,finest tape they have. Make sure to push the tape edge tight to your mast, the paint is very thin and will flow under the tape if not applied well. Carefully tape everything else not to be painted. You will use a small  roller I think 4 inches and a foam brush or a high quality brush , I used foam and when then got loaded up I used a new one. Start at the top to gain experience , one person rolls the paint on with the other person right behind them lightly tipping the paint with a brush. The brush floats lightly across paint just to remove to bubbles , the paint will flow out to a smooth finish. do not apply too much paint. I would roll and tip from the furler to the tape on the front of mast that way you have a start and finish point of only about 12 inches. The roller should not get more than a minute ahead of the tipper, the paint set up quick. look back often look for runs, its very thin paint, try to tip out any runs asap, after 5 minutes or so it may be too late to tip out runs without messing up the paint with brush marks that will not flow out. Once you start to paint continue until you are done always keep a wet edge. Be careful not to apply too much paint around object protruding from the mast its easy to get too much paint on those areas and all looks good and then a couple minutes later you will see runs . This is not as hard as it sounds and the finish should come out beautiful, the painting only take about an hour or so. Let the paint harden overnight, lightly sand, clean and apply second coat, two coats should do it . Roll mast over take tape off front off mast, apply new tape on very edge of new paint. Since all prep is done wipe mast off and paint the second side.
                                                                                                                                                                 Good Luck , Pat SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: INUS - BUSCH <inusbusch@...>
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Mar 10, 2014 5:03 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

 
Hello Pat,

how deep the corrosion holes are I will see after sanding, but the bondo type of filler sounds good. What is it, do you have a specification? And I am interested in the steps about roll and tip.
Thanks

Dieter
"Fal-lera" Sharki 135


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

INUS - BUSCH
 

Hello Pat,

how deep the corrosion holes are I will see after sanding, but the bondo type of filler sounds good. What is it, do you have a specification? And I am interested in the steps about roll and tip.
Thanks

Dieter
"Fal-lera" Sharki 135


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

Patrick McAneny
 

Dieter, I removed everything from the mast I could, I believe there are stainless screws securing the section that covers the furler. I did not remove them. I sanded those areas down with a small wedge shape sander and then hand sand with 220 grit, once all the corrosion was sanded away I applied sealer /primer immediately before oxidation could take place. I did not fill those area as the depressions were not severe enough to warrant it. I suppose you could, but then that would require sanding the epoxy to fair it out, then instead of a slight depression you may end up with bulge only noticeable after you have a shiny coat of paint on it. If you have depression you want to fill a bondo type of filler may be better, certainly much easier to sand and fair. If you decide to roll and tip, email and I will elaborate on the steps involved .
                                                                                                                                                                                 Good Luck,
                                                                                                                                                                                Pat SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: INUS - BUSCH
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 12:42 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

 
Hello,

apart from painting the mast:

I noticed that on some places the original painting of the mast is lifted around rivets and other metallic parts due to corrosion.

Is it correct to remove the metallic parts there, sand the aluminium thoroughly and fill-up the missing aluminium with epoxy prior to painting? Or what should be done instead?

Any recommendations very appreciated

Dieter
„Fal-lera“ Sharki 135


Eno - Replacing the Igniter/Spark Generator

yahoogroups@...
 

I forgot who I promised some instructions to get inside the back of the Eno without having to remove the top. But someone asked and here it is: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/20069970/lightbox/1703225294 I noticed on my computer I needed to click on the image to go to full screen to see the entire image.

BTW, you probably do not want to try to remove the top because Eno used some 3mm computer stand-off mounts made of brass which will certainly break because over the years they have "become one" (melded) with the burner base. They will break minute you turn one of these counterclockwise to remove it in order to remove the top. 

Hope this helps.

Bill
BeBe


Re: Hartman & Paderborn Safe Electronics Replacement

svperegrinus <no_reply@...>
 

We had an analogous situation as sv Ameliahona (see original post and resolution above, 15 Dec 2011).  Our box was also a Hartmann-Paderborn Viro.  The very same gentleman who helped Gary (and whose address Gary posted) sold us the same kit.  Keys, originally priced at €9, are no longer available for this model.

The kit doubled in price in two years.  It is now €112.50.  Shipping is an additional €35 and it even though Hartmann Tresore AG ships the same day via DHL, it takes over two weeks for the little box to arrive in the U.S.

Our safe now works as new and I thank Gary for having posted his solution.

sv Peregrinus
SM2K #350


Mast Colour

INUS - BUSCH
 

Hello,

apart from painting the mast:

I noticed that on some places the original painting of the mast is lifted around rivets and other metallic parts due to corrosion.

Is it correct to remove the metallic parts there, sand the aluminium thoroughly and fill-up the missing aluminium with epoxy prior to painting? Or what should be done instead?

Any recommendations very appreciated

Dieter
„Fal-lera“ Sharki 135


Re: Looking to buy a used Amel Super Maramu 53

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Christine,
We saw Hanalei while we were at Tortugal purchasing Leonore of Sark (Aloha), and were wondering when you will be heading back to your boat? My wife Liz flew to Guatemala today to start prepping our new boat for the trip North, and I should be joining her around mid April. We have a fairly high tide on 30 April, and we are intending to cross the bar at that time. Hope to meet you soon.

Regards,
Steve Davis
S/V Aloha
SM072


Re: Looking to buy a used Amel Super Maramu 53

Stephen Davis
 

Hello,
The boat in question is Leonore of Sark, and soon to be renamed Aloha. My wife and I purchased her a few weeks ago, and will be moving her out of the Rio Dulce at the beginning of May bound for Brunswick, GA. We intend to do some outfitting in Georgia prior to starting a circumnavigation early next year.
Regards,
Steve and Liz Davis
S/V Aloha
SM072


Re: Looking to buy a used Amel Super Maramu 53

delosatsea@...
 

Hi

When I left Rio Dulce (n June 2013 there was an unoccupied SM for sale docked at Tortugal marina. You could email Manuel at holatortugal@... to see whether she's still there.

It's in a safe hurricane hole and an easy day downriver to leave Guatemala and back in the Caribbean. You  can then make Belize in a day sail or Roatan overnight, or it's 700 miles down to Panama.

fair winds
Christine
ps  more Rio Dulce info, see Blue Water Sailing Jan and Feb 2014 editions.


Re: Mast Colour

Gaffney, Drew <drew.gaffney@...>
 

Renault Panda Whilte, 348. It was commonly used in the '90s. It is still available from the dealer or most auto-paint shops. It is flammable and not airline shippable. You can find sources in almost any country.
Drew
SY Revelation SM390
Saldanha, ZA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

We did it the same way as Patrick, Roll and tip with a brush.
Paul


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: sailw32@...
Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2014 07:15:15 -0500
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

 

A couple years ago I painted my entire mast with awlgrip and it is a perfect match. My wife and I used  the roll and tip method and it looks as though it was sprayed. Not including prep time ,it took about a total of two  hours to do two coats.  Pat SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Ann-Sofie Svanberg
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sat, Mar 8, 2014 5:11 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

 
Hi Paul & Sue
Interesting with Awlgrip. Did you spry it on or did you use a brush?

/Annsofie
SM 232, Lady Annila, present at Trinidad

Skickat från min iPad

8 mar 2014 kl. 05:35 skrev "Paul LaFrance" <pflafrance@...>:

 
Terry & Dena
We recently repainted our masts with Awlgrip, Eggshell in colour. This was almost a perfect match. You could tell where we dd touch ups as it is so shiny when compared to the old paint which had dulled over the years. We decided to paint the whole mizzen and do touch ups on the main. It is not noticeable unless you are looking for the difference.
We did the job ourselves which is a steep learning curve. We did the job in August 2013 and it looks great today.
Paul & Sue
SV NOMAD #362
Currently in St Maarten


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: annejohnholl@...
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2014 21:02:53 +0100
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour

 

Hello Terry and Diana,
The answer is buried somewhere in the website, from memory it was Renault number something. However if you remove the cover plate from the halyard hole at the base of the mast and give or send it to a professional paint mixer with computerised colour matching it will save a lot of messing around. I did this for touch up paint for our mast and again using a headlight trim to get matching paint for my fifty year old classic car.
 
                              Good luck,   Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM2K 319, for sale in Malta.
 
Sent: Friday, March 7, 2014 6:33 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast Colour
 
 
We are about to have Libby's masts painted. Does anyone know what that original factory colour is?

Terry&Dena
SV Libby #196
San Diego.