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Re: Hydraulic Brake

svperegrinus <no_reply@...>
 

Hello,

I also agree that this makes sense.  However, it is not clear to me if you ended up replacing a spring inside the hydraulic brake cylinder or between the jaws.

I also looked at the springs pictured thru a mirror on the photos below, but are these really the springs to which Maud makes reference? 

This is in response to:

 think this makes sense.

ERIC
SM 376

Dear Eric, 

According to your description and our experience, we think that the spring
located inside the unit may be worn out. Could you please tell us if you
have dismantled the unit to check if this spring is in good condition or
not? 

Thank you in anticipation for your comments. 

With our best regards, 

Maud/Chantiers AMEL 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 50 AMP charger not charging crossing to Nassau

Veit Mueller <veitm@...>
 

Hi Alexandre:

Too bad that we must have just missed each other. We arrived on the 22 in Lucaya.
Have a good time,
Veit

Sent from my vm iPad

On May 22, 2014, at 7:24 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good afternoon,

Just cross from Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama to Nassau, New Providence.

When I started the genset to recharge the battery, the 50 AMP battery charger did not show any charge on the link 10.
Thanksfully the 30 AMP was working and I recharged the batteries and continue my trip.

Since I was tired and had to work, I haven't had the time to look at it.

Any things I should be looking for?

Thanks in advance!!!

Took 21 hours for the crossing, wind were up to 16 kt true / 21 apparent so up to 8.4 kt. No wind 15 NM away from Nassau motored the rest. Arrived at low tide, on the way to the Bay Street Marina, which is West of the bridge, gently touch once the bottom (soft).
Local are saying, the bridge is 75ft tall, while books say it is 65... will not take the chance.

Sincerely, Alexandre
Sm2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Streat Marina, New Providence, the Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Morocco - Melilla

Malcolm Armitage <marmitage73@...>
 

Hi David / Haldun
 
Thank you both for the information I'll have a look at these. It's so much easier if someones been there.
 
Regrds
 
Malcolm
Chou Chou SM 117

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:53 PM, "Halidun Karagoz halidunk@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Malcolm,
Melilla is a very nice place, with cheap and clean diesel. Booze is also very cheap.
Marina Smir is also a nice place, with an excellent beach and a good hub to visit places like Tetuan, but i was seriously harassed by the officials there.
Cheers,
Haldun

sv Amanin A54 no 164
currently on the hard in Gocek

On 27 May 2014, at 15:45, "Malcolm Armitage marmitage73@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi
 
I am a new owner of a SM and hoping to take a trip from Souther Spain where she' moored over to Morocco (maybe Melilla) and I just wondered if any one in the group has been there or has any tips, do's and dont's or good moorings to visit please.
 
Regards
 
Malcolm
SM 117
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Morocco - Melilla

Halidun Karagoz
 

Hi Malcolm,
Melilla is a very nice place, with cheap and clean diesel. Booze is also very cheap.
Marina Smir is also a nice place, with an excellent beach and a good hub to visit places like Tetuan, but i was seriously harassed by the officials there.
Cheers,
Haldun

sv Amanin A54 no 164
currently on the hard in Gocek

On 27 May 2014, at 15:45, "Malcolm Armitage marmitage73@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi
 
I am a new owner of a SM and hoping to take a trip from Souther Spain where she' moored over to Morocco (maybe Melilla) and I just wondered if any one in the group has been there or has any tips, do's and dont's or good moorings to visit please.
 
Regards
 
Malcolm
SM 117
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Morocco - Melilla

spritoaffine
 

Hi Malcolm
We haven’t visited Melilla but Ceuta is a interesting spot to visit though not over blessed with mooring space as I remember. We also enjoyed Port Smir, a large marina which was almost empty of boats, reasonably priced with lots of restaurants within the facility as it’s also a tourist resort
David Worthington
Sharki 148
Spirito Affine
 

Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:45 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Morocco - Melilla
 
 

Hi
 
I am a new owner of a SM and hoping to take a trip from Souther Spain where she' moored over to Morocco (maybe Melilla) and I just wondered if any one in the group has been there or has any tips, do's and dont's or good moorings to visit please.
 
Regards
 
Malcolm
SM 117
 


Morocco - Melilla

Malcolm Armitage <marmitage73@...>
 

Hi
 
I am a new owner of a SM and hoping to take a trip from Souther Spain where she' moored over to Morocco (maybe Melilla) and I just wondered if any one in the group has been there or has any tips, do's and dont's or good moorings to visit please.
 
Regards
 
Malcolm
SM 117
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine Fluxgate compass

Peter Forbes
 

Bill,

Brilliant - thanks for that!

I set off from Goçek Thursday in your track.

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730

On 26 May 2014, at 10:32, "yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We all know the location of the Raymarine Fluxgate compass and not to place metal near it, right?


I have to tell you about a 3 year saga of the Raymarine control head reporting the wrong magnetic heading.  I recalibrated the 7001+ at least 6 times. I would get the Heading matched with the cockpit magnetic compass, only for it to start wondering to a new heading in a short time.


I finally gave up and since the wrong heading on the control head didn't really impact anything, I ignored it and if I wanted a magnetic heading rather than COG,  I would look at the cockpit compass at the helm.


Recently I had reason to check my spare Jabsco macerator pumps.  I store them in vacuum sealed bags in the forward head on the very bottom shelf (aft side near the holding tank valve). I removed them and viola, the 7001 control head reports the correct heading.


Pretty dumb of me, but I thought I would share this because sometimes my stupidity helps others.


Bill

BeBe 387


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I Just had to share

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Bill,

I if you gave the Swan 66 I would immediately sell it and but a nice Amel 54.

It takes 4 or 5 people to properly flake the main in the boom and at least 3 to sail her—too much boat. It was fun but I would not want to own one-EVER.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2014 12:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I Just had to share

 

 

Eric,

 

I enjoyed your Swan 66 email. I looked at a review at http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/yachts/birds-of-a-feather-swan-66-fd?page=0,1

 

If you had a dozen Super Maramus like yours, you might be able to trade even, but it would probably still cost you some cash

 

The Swan 66 has an aft wet cockpit enclosed by all-cloth bimini/dodger with half the safety/security of Amel...but it will arrive in maybe half the time and 12 times the cost. Heck, I thought you enjoyed the sailing part?

 

Since your primary sailing areas are NY and St. Martin, you could buy 2 Amel 55's, place one in St. Martin, the other in NY, and then have enough money left over from not buying the Swan to charter a NetJet for 10 years to take you to your boat(s). You would arrive at your destination in hours, with the NetJet beating the Swan every time. Ask Joel if he can help you get the 55's, as they may be on allotment.

 

You made my day because I appreciate what I have even more.

 

Thanks!

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

 

 

On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 3:37 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Today I drove from Long Island Ny to Portsmouth Rhode island with a friend. He wanted to see a Swan 66.

He had seen it previously out of to  the water but now wanted to sail her.

We took her out in 10 knots of wind and on a 110 genoa and full main she beat at 19 degrees winward at 12 KNOTS, when we put up the gennaker down wind she was even faster. I have never constantly sailed a boat above the apparent wind speed before. I can’t imagine what she would do in 20 knots.

 

What a thrill.

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I Just had to share

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

You started my day with a good laugh. Thanks!

Mark
SM2K#275


On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 12:08 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Eric,

I enjoyed your Swan 66 email. I looked at a review at http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/yachts/birds-of-a-feather-swan-66-fd?page=0,1

If you had a dozen Super Maramus like yours, you might be able to trade even, but it would probably still cost you some cash

The Swan 66 has an aft wet cockpit enclosed by all-cloth bimini/dodger with half the safety/security of Amel...but it will arrive in maybe half the time and 12 times the cost. Heck, I thought you enjoyed the sailing part?

Since your primary sailing areas are NY and St. Martin, you could buy 2 Amel 55's, place one in St. Martin, the other in NY, and then have enough money left over from not buying the Swan to charter a NetJet for 10 years to take you to your boat(s). You would arrive at your destination in hours, with the NetJet beating the Swan every time. Ask Joel if he can help you get the 55's, as they may be on allotment.

You made my day because I appreciate what I have even more.

Thanks!

Bill
BeBe 387




On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 3:37 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Today I drove from Long Island Ny to Portsmouth Rhode island with a friend. He wanted to see a Swan 66.

He had seen it previously out of to  the water but now wanted to sail her.

We took her out in 10 knots of wind and on a 110 genoa and full main she beat at 19 degrees winward at 12 KNOTS, when we put up the gennaker down wind she was even faster. I have never constantly sailed a boat above the apparent wind speed before. I can’t imagine what she would do in 20 knots.

 

What a thrill.

 




Raymarine Fluxgate compass

yahoogroups@...
 

We all know the location of the Raymarine Fluxgate compass and not to place metal near it, right?


I have to tell you about a 3 year saga of the Raymarine control head reporting the wrong magnetic heading.  I recalibrated the 7001+ at least 6 times. I would get the Heading matched with the cockpit magnetic compass, only for it to start wondering to a new heading in a short time.


I finally gave up and since the wrong heading on the control head didn't really impact anything, I ignored it and if I wanted a magnetic heading rather than COG,  I would look at the cockpit compass at the helm.


Recently I had reason to check my spare Jabsco macerator pumps.  I store them in vacuum sealed bags in the forward head on the very bottom shelf (aft side near the holding tank valve). I removed them and viola, the 7001 control head reports the correct heading.


Pretty dumb of me, but I thought I would share this because sometimes my stupidity helps others.


Bill

BeBe 387


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I Just had to share

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I enjoyed your Swan 66 email. I looked at a review at http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/yachts/birds-of-a-feather-swan-66-fd?page=0,1

If you had a dozen Super Maramus like yours, you might be able to trade even, but it would probably still cost you some cash

The Swan 66 has an aft wet cockpit enclosed by all-cloth bimini/dodger with half the safety/security of Amel...but it will arrive in maybe half the time and 12 times the cost. Heck, I thought you enjoyed the sailing part?

Since your primary sailing areas are NY and St. Martin, you could buy 2 Amel 55's, place one in St. Martin, the other in NY, and then have enough money left over from not buying the Swan to charter a NetJet for 10 years to take you to your boat(s). You would arrive at your destination in hours, with the NetJet beating the Swan every time. Ask Joel if he can help you get the 55's, as they may be on allotment.

You made my day because I appreciate what I have even more.

Thanks!

Bill
BeBe 387




On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 3:37 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Today I drove from Long Island Ny to Portsmouth Rhode island with a friend. He wanted to see a Swan 66.

He had seen it previously out of to  the water but now wanted to sail her.

We took her out in 10 knots of wind and on a 110 genoa and full main she beat at 19 degrees winward at 12 KNOTS, when we put up the gennaker down wind she was even faster. I have never constantly sailed a boat above the apparent wind speed before. I can’t imagine what she would do in 20 knots.

 

What a thrill.

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I Just had to share

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

I sailed an X562 recently... goes like sn*t but I bought an SM... They have different purposes!

Still brings a grin on my mug :-)


Jean-Pierre



On 26 May 2014, at 06:37, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Today I drove from Long Island Ny to Portsmouth Rhode island with a friend. He wanted to see a Swan 66.

He had seen it previously out of to  the water but now wanted to sail her.

We took her out in 10 knots of wind and on a 110 genoa and full main she beat at 19 degrees winward at 12 KNOTS, when we put up the gennaker down wind she was even faster. I have never constantly sailed a boat above the apparent wind speed before. I can’t imagine what she would do in 20 knots.

 

What a thrill.

 



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I Just had to share

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Today I drove from Long Island Ny to Portsmouth Rhode island with a friend. He wanted to see a Swan 66.

He had seen it previously out of to  the water but now wanted to sail her.

We took her out in 10 knots of wind and on a 110 genoa and full main she beat at 19 degrees winward at 12 KNOTS, when we put up the gennaker down wind she was even faster. I have never constantly sailed a boat above the apparent wind speed before. I can’t imagine what she would do in 20 knots.

 

What a thrill.

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] macerator motor

Dennis woods
 

One tip, after you use the toilet, drain so there is no water in the bottom of the bowl. This stops water getting to the motor when the seals start to wear. I have not replaced any of my motors for six years. 
Il FLAUTO MAGICO sm 408
Dennis woods


On 25 May 2014, at 13:15, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Eric,

Jabsco Macerator complete is 37072-0094
Kit is 90197-0000

I have given up on the kits because by the time you see leaking, damage is already done to the motor.

That is my experience. I know others have had more success than me.

CW Bill Rouse
BeBe 387
sent from my tablet

On May 25, 2014 1:58 PM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Would someone please supply me with the part number of the Jabsco macerator pump on a hull number near mine and possibly the rebuild kit # for the macerator?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 


Re: Fuel Dip Stick

ericmeury@...
 

Bill that spreadsheet sound really useful.   I will take a look at the suggestions.  We were trying to figure out if adding splints would still allow it to make the slight bend into our tank. We think it probably will. 

i was worried about using a glue type product but looks like that will work out just fine

thanks


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] macerator motor

seafeverofcuan@...
 

Dear Eric and Bill,
                           for the past few years I have trimmed a generic oil seal with a new Stanley blade and replaced the Jabsco original, it usually gives you another six months or so.
Best regards,
Trevor
Seafever
#425


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fuel Dip Stick

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Ours broke as well, we drilled a small hole in each part, and tided them together edge to edge. A little bit wobbly, but it does the job.

Ann-Sofie
S/Y Lady Annila
At Carriacou, Grenada

Skickat från min iPad

24 maj 2014 kl. 21:34 skrev "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Eric,
It would be an easy project requiring a drill and something to etch the numbers with.  Seems to me any plastic that isn't dissolved in diesel fuel would work. Since you have both pieces now I'd use that as a pattern...if your repair job fails you'll lose half of your pattern down into the tank.
Kent
SM243
Kristy


On May 24, 2014, at 9:00 PM, "Mark Erdos mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Eric,

I think I would fix it with epoxy putty and wrap a blob around it. JB Weld would work.

Mark
SM2K#275


On Sat, May 24, 2014 at 6:34 PM, ericmeury@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

or does anybody...(i know long stretch) know what type of plastic it is,  maybe i can weld it back together with additional plastic supports using the same plastic



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] macerator motor

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

Jabsco Macerator complete is 37072-0094
Kit is 90197-0000

I have given up on the kits because by the time you see leaking, damage is already done to the motor.

That is my experience. I know others have had more success than me.

CW Bill Rouse
BeBe 387
sent from my tablet

On May 25, 2014 1:58 PM, "sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Would someone please supply me with the part number of the Jabsco macerator pump on a hull number near mine and possibly the rebuild kit # for the macerator?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 


macerator motor

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Would someone please supply me with the part number of the Jabsco macerator pump on a hull number near mine and possibly the rebuild kit # for the macerator?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Grease or Oil from main sail furler

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Looks like they just opened it up and re greased it. It is a lot easier to just add grease fittings as I have previously described and grease the furler annually—takes 5 minutes.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, May 24, 2014 5:28 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Leaking Grease or Oil from main sail furler

 

 

Yes, you are right. My answer was also before first coffee in the morning. 

 

Regarding the genoa furler there is an excellent description in the photo section in the "Pilgrim SM26 - Headsail furler" folder. I will upload some photos off the maintenance of mine. 

They basically replaced the grease and the gasket.

Cheers,

Rink

SM2K #330 Razor's Edge