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Re: Chesapeake Bay Rendezvous

n33077@...
 

Pat there is also the Crab & Steak place on the water. Water taxi drops you off right there.

They also take plastic. Just a thought.
Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] finally bought an Amel

n33077@...
 

Thanks Kent. I also called Amel to see if they have parts /or a alternate fix for it.
My guess is that the pump is no longer available and I will need a replacement.  Since the boat is in FLA and I'm in Wash DC, my repair guy will do the work before I shove off to pick up the boat for the trip North to Annapolis.
Aras


Chesapeake Bay Rendezvous

Patrick McAneny
 

Considering all the possible locations for a rendezvous and the requirements of adequate anchorage ,scenic surroundings , restaurants , etc. I have come to the conclusion that St. Michaels best fits the bill. I thought the weekend of July 11-13 would be far enough out to allow everyone to make plans. It also allows Aletes to get back from their trip to Maine in June and should fall within the small window , between Kent resolving his present problems and his future problems . Here is a suggested itinerary ,subject to changes made by the group. Everyone tries to arrive by the late afternoon on Friday the 11th or earlier . We would all anchor just outside the harbor along the SW shoreline . Saturday about 11:30 - noon , Diane and I would invite everyone aboard for a pot luck lunch . We have had as many as 20 aboard before for dinner and it worked fine, we lined the food up on the aft deck buffet style and people sit along the decks and cockpit. If we have more people we could raft another boat alongside, although I am not a big fan of rafting. After lunch everybody or anybody who would like ,could send the day ashore visiting the maritime museum , brewery , walk/shop in the beautiful little town. Then around 5 pm. we would gather again on our boat or another boat for cocktails. We would then about 6:30 pm. dinghy in to dinner at the Crab Claw restaurant ,  which can accommodate large groups. One thing , they do not take credit cards , so have cash, I wonder why. Then Sunday if the group wanted , we would leave Sunday morning and have a rally down the Eastern Bay and over to Annapolis , where we would anchor in front of the Academy . There is always dinghy races and much to watch. We could have cocktails ,then do whatever people want, dine aboard , ashore whatever. Monday morning we go our separate ways or maybe some will sail south together ,or stay longer and enjoy Annapolis. Here is a list of owners to date that expressed their plans to attend, if you are not on the list ,yet and want to join us contact me. Aletes - Mike & Lauren , Shenanigans - Pat & Diane , TBD - Gary & Robin , Bali Hai - Ric , Indecent - Stephanie , Lone Star - Craig & Jan , Kristy - Kent , TBD - Eric & Viki , Moon Dog - John & Ruth , No Boat - Richard , Atman - Velt , Brevis - Sherman , Fiasco - Aras , So right now it looks like we have 12 boats planning to attend . Diane and I thought if we had half that many it would a great success and lots of fun. If anyone else would like to join us , please contact me at sailw32@... , or if you have comments , so as to keep the site free. Looking forward to meeting everyone , it should be fun!
                                                                                                   Smooth Sailing,
                                                                                                     Pat & Diane
                                                                                                   Shenanigans
 

In a message dated 4/18/2014 3:10:20 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, contact@... writes:
 

Hello, dear Amel yacht owners, We are leaving from France To Croatia next week. If you need parts from France, do not hesitate To contact us. We can bring some parts with us. We will be at Dubrovnik and its area. Best regards, Severine and Gilles, Karinteam


Shaft alternator & feathering prop

Craig Briggs
 

Having mentioned this in a recent post, I happened to come across the details in a FAQ on the Autostream site, for anyone interested.
"10) Can I run a shaft alternator?
Yes, if reverse gear is engaged with the engine running then shifted to neutral, the propeller will not feather and the propelled shaft will rotate being driven by the propeller. To feather the propeller from this reverse configuration, drive the boat forward under engine power at a speed greater than the speed being sailed and follow the procedure as outlined in the answer to Question 8 "(which is to shift into forward, accelerate briefly, and then shut down the engine normally.)
Cheers, Craig, svSangaris SN68


Investment casting - Yanmar Elbow & Autostream Prop

Craig Briggs
 

Great U-tube on "lost-wax" casting. Appropos of recent posts, this is also the technique they use for the Stainless Steel feathering propeller that Autostream makes, as it gives very precise finished dimensions.  And, Bill, if you guys trek north along the Turkey coast, there are some neat ancient art pieces made from this technique in the museum in Samos.  Not sure if Pliny and the gang made exhaust elbows, though.
Cheers, Craig, Sangaris, SN68
---In amelyachtowners@..., <yahoogroups@...> wrote :
....... BTW, I had not heard the term "Investment Cast," and found this information: http://www.wisconsinprecision.com/investment-casting-advantages.php

Bill
BeBe #387 


Yanmar Mixing Elbow

rossirossix4
 

Bill, I bought one from him a few weeks ago and it is fantastic. Talked with and if you buy directly from him and mention ROSSI he will give you free shipping in the US and $15 in the rest of the world.  He is Steve stevew@hdi-inc.com

Bob, KAIMI SM 429


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Surveyor in Crete.

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Maria,

Thank you for the welcome.  I have read many of your previous posts.  

Undoubtedly, I will also find myself in Turkey for works on my "new to me" SM.  In particular, the installation of combined davits/arch including solar panels is in the immediate future.

 we plan to winter in Tunisia. Fairwinds

Jean-Pierre


On 18 Apr 2014, at 09:02, pitugolf@... wrote:

 

Hello Jean Pierre,


Congratulations for thinking of buying an Amel SM.
We have a SM and now we are in Göcek where we are doing some work with Riza (Arch, solar panels,rigging, etc etc...).
Emek marine is specialized on fitting Amel boats in particular for circumnavigation. We are really pleased with the work he and his team are doing, very professional and organized.
I will suggest  to contact him for questions you might have before you will buy the boat. 

Riza Cagdas
Emek Marine
+90 2526452468

Do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

Maria Geiger
S.Y. PITU


Jean-Pierre Germain,
Chief Pilot, Cozuro Limited,
+44 7551 211 511
jp.germain@...
jp.germain@...



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric, even if you have to pay re-stoking...this appears to be just what we have been looking for.

Bill
BeBe 387


On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 3:09 AM, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:
 

Much jewelry is investment cast as well as auto parts, and dental crowns.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of yahoogroups@...
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

 

 

I found this part for the Yanmar 100hp Turbo:

 

This states that it replaces Yanmar P/Ns 129673-13551, 13552. My original part was 129673-13550, but it was replaced by the above numbers.

This is "Investment Cast" 316 Stainless and is 4.5 lbs and twice as thick as the original Yanmar fabrication.



If I were buying one of these today, I am sure that I would give this a try for $270 as the last one I bought from Yanmar cost me $1,000 in Thailand.



BTW, I had not heard the term "Investment Cast," and found this information: http://www.wisconsinprecision.com/investment-casting-advantages.php



Bill

BeBe #387 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Surveyor in Crete.

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Congratulations Jean-Pierre!

I hope this works out for you. I am in Turkey at Emek for a few things.  We will be leaving for the Greek Islands in a week, headed for the Corinth Canal, Croatia, etc.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Bill
BeBe


On Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 4:15 AM, Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...> wrote:
 

Hello Amel Owners,


After years of reading every thread ... and saving my dosh, I am now in a position to buy an early SM.  I've located one in Crete and I want a locally based person to complete the survey... reduced cost!!

If issues appear, I would sail the boat to Emek to get the work done.  (I've learned a lot from reading your collective adventures, including where the good boat yards are located)

Thanks,


Jean-Pierre




PARTS IN CROATIA

contact@...
 

Hello, dear Amel yacht owners, We are leaving from France To Croatia next week. If you need parts from France, do not hesitate To contact us. We can bring some parts with us. We will be at Dubrovnik and its area. Best regards, Severine and Gilles, Karinteam


Re: Surveyor in Crete.

Maria Geiger
 

Hello Jean Pierre,

Congratulations for thinking of buying an Amel SM.
We have a SM and now we are in Göcek where we are doing some work with Riza (Arch, solar panels,rigging, etc etc...).
Emek marine is specialized on fitting Amel boats in particular for circumnavigation. We are really pleased with the work he and his team are doing, very professional and organized.
I will suggest  to contact him for questions you might have before you will buy the boat. 

Riza Cagdas
Emek Marine
+90 2526452468
Cagdas@...

Do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

Maria Geiger
S.Y. PITU


Surveyor in Crete.

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Amel Owners,

After years of reading every thread ... and saving my dosh, I am now in a position to buy an early SM.  I've located one in Crete and I want a locally based person to complete the survey... reduced cost!!

If issues appear, I would sail the boat to Emek to get the work done.  (I've learned a lot from reading your collective adventures, including where the good boat yards are located)

Thanks,


Jean-Pierre



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

Eric Freedman
 

Much jewelry is investment cast as well as auto parts, and dental crowns.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of yahoogroups@...
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

 

 

I found this part for the Yanmar 100hp Turbo:

 

This states that it replaces Yanmar P/Ns 129673-13551, 13552. My original part was 129673-13550, but it was replaced by the above numbers.

This is "Investment Cast" 316 Stainless and is 4.5 lbs and twice as thick as the original Yanmar fabrication.



If I were buying one of these today, I am sure that I would give this a try for $270 as the last one I bought from Yanmar cost me $1,000 in Thailand.



BTW, I had not heard the term "Investment Cast," and found this information: http://www.wisconsinprecision.com/investment-casting-advantages.php



Bill

BeBe #387 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

Eric Freedman
 

Bill,

That looks beautiful, I just bought an original yanmar one-which I will try to return.

Thanks for the intel.

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of yahoogroups@...
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

 

 

I found this part for the Yanmar 100hp Turbo:

 

This states that it replaces Yanmar P/Ns 129673-13551, 13552. My original part was 129673-13550, but it was replaced by the above numbers.

This is "Investment Cast" 316 Stainless and is 4.5 lbs and twice as thick as the original Yanmar fabrication.



If I were buying one of these today, I am sure that I would give this a try for $270 as the last one I bought from Yanmar cost me $1,000 in Thailand.



BTW, I had not heard the term "Investment Cast," and found this information: http://www.wisconsinprecision.com/investment-casting-advantages.php



Bill

BeBe #387 


Yanmar Mixing Elbow Replacement

yahoogroups@...
 

I found this part for the Yanmar 100hp Turbo:

This states that it replaces Yanmar P/Ns 129673-13551, 13552. My original part was 129673-13550, but it was replaced by the above numbers.
This is "Investment Cast" 316 Stainless and is 4.5 lbs and twice as thick as the original Yanmar fabrication.

If I were buying one of these today, I am sure that I would give this a try for $270 as the last one I bought from Yanmar cost me $1,000 in Thailand.

BTW, I had not heard the term "Investment Cast," and found this information: http://www.wisconsinprecision.com/investment-casting-advantages.php

Bill
BeBe #387 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] finally bought an Amel

karkauai
 

Look at Dennis' solution to the fresh water pump problems he had (Post #14750).  My SM  (#243-1999) also has the same A.M.F.A. pump as he replaced.  Others have put on-demand pumps in as replacements and seem to be happy with them.  So far my AMFA pump is 10+ years old and with regular maintenance and occasional tweaking of the air pressure and/or on/off pressure settings it has performed well.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

From: "n33077@..."
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] finally bought an Amel
 
Thanks Kristy.
The draws 6'6" measured.  Book says it only draws 6'   I just got the call that the water pump is indeed nearly dead.  To the best of my knowledge the Sharki shares many of the same components as the Maramu's.  So if by chance you know about the fresh water pump I'm all ears.

My plan is to sail the outside up to the Chesapeake bay to Annapolis.  Shouldn't take more than a week and I have the GS going for me. I'll spend this next year up there as I wrap up some things then go elsewhere.
Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Wiring capacitor on low pressure pump

johnabo2003 <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Bill,

 

Thanks very much for your answer. It does answer my question, The old damaged capacitor is still wired in place, so all I have to do now is wire the new one to the same terminals. Thanks very much.

 

John Abercrombie SM #391


Sulajon SM # 347

John Folino <jfolino901@...>
 

I am selling my 2001 Amel Super Maramu 53' ketch docked in front of Johnny Hassan's at Nanny Cay Marina, Tortola British Virgin Islands office for the past 12 years. She is hull #347 and very lightly used. Johnny has taken care of her since I sailed Sulajon from Europe in 2002. She is fully equipped and maintained. She has never been chartered, in fact I have always been her captain, no other person has ever sailed her without me on board. She is a practically new example of an Amel SM 53'. The turbo Yanmar has approximately 930 hours of use. Johnny has a nearly new 150% Genoa as I had a 110% jib made in 2003 and have used it ever since. The balooner and all hardware, poles and lines were only used in the Atlantic crossing.
All system are in tip top shape, maintained by the same crew for the past 12 years where I sailed from 6 weeks/season to as little as 2 weeks, otherwise the boat sat at the dock, or on the hard.
 
I am the first and only owner. I have two freezers beneath the dinette, the 160 liter per hr water maker with spare filters, a large supply of spare parts, a bow thruster with spare props, a RIB with a new motor, new batteries, complete electronics with two autopilots.
The boat has 3 zones of air conditioning, a 160 liter/hour fresh water maker, a 7 KW generator, a bow thruster, a fixed fiberglass dodger with an operable helm window, a bimini top, an extension with side curtains for cool weather, numerous lockers and storage areas, a hard bottom dingy with a brand new Tohatsu 6 HP outboard motor all suspended on stainless steel davits off of the stern with a winch to assist in the lift. a walk in engine room, a refrigerator and two refrigerator/freezers, roller furling jib and main sail, all electrically operated, a windlass, a roler furling mizzen sail, spare sails galore. There remains a couple zones of electric heat as part of the main saloon and forward Vee berth areas, two heads with holding tanks, macerator pumps, a dry, odor free bilge, several watertight bulkheads, two spare anchors with rode, extensive tools and spare parts, a SSB, a radar, a GPS, full electronics, an
Imarsat mini M  phone for off shore use, a microwave oven, a washer and dryer. a dishwasher which I never used once, pots, pans, plates, silverware, linens for 6 people, two laptops, safety equipment including EPIRB, flares, hand held GPS, brand new batteries (there are eight 6 volt house batteries and one 12 volt start battery), an 8 person off shore life raft just reconditioned and tested.  A diving compressor with a regulator and 50' of air supply hose and diving weights. A Sony TV with VCR & DVD. An AM/FM radio with CD player and both cabin and cockpit speakers. Many tools and miscellaneous items accumulated over 12 years. A Wirie internet broadband booster/router.
 


Re: Resolux interior lights

marksharki
 

We have changed our boat to all LED lighting. I used all of the original Amel fixtures. I removed the guts and replaced them with warm colored LED's with built in drive electronics from a company called Marine Beam. It is a simple 2 wire hook up. Cost is $20-25 dollars per light fixture. The quality of the light color is wonderful. Not harsh like some LED's. With Marine Beam's built in drive electronics they are not sensitive to variation in voltage and are very radio quiet.  I have no affiliation with Marine Beam...I am a very satisfied customer. So far 2 years of living aboard with no problems.
Mark and Joanna
S/V MARGUERITE 
AMEL Sharki NO. 49 


Re: finally bought an Amel

ericmeury@...
 

Congrats and welcome. 

I'm a newer owner as well, but spent much time aboard kents boats (thanks kent)

Not sure if the bilge pump is the same put i still have either the original or an exact replacement.  (i also have a complete spare so if it goes)  I do have what is marked as a rebuild kit for the bilge pump.  Kent will attest that these are not that difficult to take apart.  If the design is the same you will need to remove the float tube (gray tube) in engine room in front of the engine on the bulkhead and then you should be able to remove the pump.  The pump will be located out of the water just next to it at eye level. 

If you need the rebuild kit for this pump (AGAIN if it is the same as the santorin)  the rebuild kit is Reya Cannes with part number MARINA-K 219424.    -  Sorry i do not have the part number for the exact pump i have.

if you do take the pump apart do not over tighten any screws when you put it back together.

If you cannot repair or find the exact replacement, other owners have built a shelf that mounts to the same place as the original.  The attach a new jabsco bilge pump in this location.

You may or may not need to remove the float tube, but as long as you are down there you might as well, power wash the bilge (check to make sure the manual one works first), pump it completely dry and check to make sure the copper grounding strap is still attached.  (there are some recent posts about this)

Again all this assumes it is the same.  I've been trolling this board for years and most of the posts are from SM owners and only a few sharki specific posting.  But what is important to know is that the design theory has remained the same so if you get the concepts even it is from a SM owner you can pretty much figure it out for your boat. 

I'm still learning much about my boat.

I keep  the boat on the Potomac river where it meets the bay, so if you are heading up its a great little marina and cheap.  (150 a month)