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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Olivier,

I saw your posting in the Amel Group. I am very glad that you are part of this group. There are few people in the world that know as much about our boats as you do.

I heard that you just completed a survey for an Amel purchase in France for a friend. Can you tell me what you are doing and where you are located? Also, could you add your contact information?

Best,

Bill 
BeBe #387
Currently Montenegro


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 7:34 PM, Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Olivier
What procedures are required to grease the inside of the foil?
Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:49:31 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease


 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi Paul,
 
it takes about one day for two people:
-ease the whole rigging
-disconnect the genoa furler electric cables
-attach the genoa halyard to the top of the foil (several half-hitches and tape) and hoist to the top
-fully open the turn-buckle and remove it(don't drop it!)
-bring the forestay, foil and furler outside the guardrail, on one side
-ease the genoa halyard and lay the foil/forestay/furler on the ground/dock
-take the forestay our of the foil, clean and put new grease
-put the whole assembly back in place
 
As this is quite a dirty job, before taking out the forestay from the foil, use a plastic film to protect the dock/ground.
 
All the best


On Friday, June 27, 2014 9:34 PM, "Paul LaFrance pflafrance@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Olivier
What procedures are required to grease the inside of the foil?
Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:49:31 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.




Re: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Boom attachment

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Thanks would be good to meet up, but don't think we will get that far South.
Cheers
Danny


On Friday, 27 June 2014 8:43 PM, "Chris chris@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
If you make it to Melbourne in Australia sing out, we would really like to catch up. Our SM31 Hemera is in Gocek where Riza is looking after her for us.

Cheers
Chris & Jennifer
Hemera SM031

On 27 June 2014 6:34:38 PM AEST, "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:
 
Hi Alan,
We are still clearing the decks but hope to get away during July. To New Caledonia, then Vanuatu and probably leave her in Scarborough Australia for the summer.
Cheers
Danny


On Friday, 27 June 2014 8:07 PM, "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Ouch 80 EU !

Probably could get one made locally ???

Danny, we're in Papeete heading for Suvarow around July 18.....

Where are you planing to go and when ?

Would be good to catch up !

Best to Yvonne

Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM437
Papeete

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Olivier
What procedures are required to grease the inside of the foil?
Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD #362


To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:49:31 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Forestay Grease

 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.


Re: Forestay Grease

Beaute Olivier
 

Hi Jamie,

the AMEL foils are made of one piece and there aren't any nylon bearings Inside (compared to most other manufacturer's foils). The grease put originally Inside the foil is supposed to ease the friction of the foil onto the forestay. It is advisable to replace the grease after 5 years or even earlier if you sail a intensively.

Olivier.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

Roque
 

I second Bill and Alexandre:  De Lassee

You can talk either with Francoise Godineau or Geoffroy de Lassee.

Rgds

Roque
s/y Atica - Amel 54


2014-06-27 12:48 GMT-03:00 Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hello Gents,


Given both of you think they are good, I will send Françoise an email.

NOTE:  This forum was instrumental in my choice of an Amel over a HR or Oyster.  I hope to start giving "return of experience" on my own findings soon.

Thank you both.

Jean-Pierre Germain



On 27 Jun 2014, at 16:42, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

JP,

BeBe is insured with Helvetia written by Assurances deLassee in France. http://www.assurances-delassee.com/ 

They have a program especially for Amel. Email Françoise GODINEAU assurances-delassee.com>. Tell her that you want a policy like BeBe.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
BeBe 387


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Jean-Pierre,

Many Amel owner use the same French insurance http://www.assurances-delassee.com/

They have a program especially for Amel.

I talked directly to Mr Geoffroy de Lasse.

Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Atlantis Marina, Paradise Island, The Bahamas

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On Fri, 6/27/14, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:17 AM


















 









Hello Gang,
I will become a member of the Amel fraternity on
July 10th!  I need insurance.
Looking through the site, I found lots of
"insurance" information but all the posts are
truncated... I cannot get to the
"meat".
The boat is French flagged and will remain so.
 
Can you help?


Jean-Pierre
Germain,
Eleuthera, SM 007 :-)

































Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Gents,

Given both of you think they are good, I will send Françoise an email.

NOTE:  This forum was instrumental in my choice of an Amel over a HR or Oyster.  I hope to start giving "return of experience" on my own findings soon.

Thank you both.

Jean-Pierre Germain



On 27 Jun 2014, at 16:42, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

JP,

BeBe is insured with Helvetia written by Assurances deLassee in France. http://www.assurances-delassee.com/ 

They have a program especially for Amel. Email Françoise GODINEAU assurances-delassee.com>. Tell her that you want a policy like BeBe.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
BeBe 387


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Jean-Pierre,

Many Amel owner use the same French insurance http://www.assurances-delassee.com/

They have a program especially for Amel.

I talked directly to Mr Geoffroy de Lasse.

Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Atlantis Marina, Paradise Island, The Bahamas

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On Fri, 6/27/14, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:17 AM


















 









Hello Gang,
I will become a member of the Amel fraternity on
July 10th!  I need insurance.
Looking through the site, I found lots of
"insurance" information but all the posts are
truncated... I cannot get to the
"meat".
The boat is French flagged and will remain so.
 
Can you help?


Jean-Pierre
Germain,
Eleuthera, SM 007 :-)































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gas Strut for Engine Compartment lid

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

http://www.sgs-engineering.com/gas-struts

They might help....

Good luck.

Jean-Pierre



On 27 Jun 2014, at 16:39, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I believe the specs for the Super Maramu Engine Hatch struts (gas springs) are:
  • 585mm extended 
  • 345mm closed
  • 8mm shaft
  • 10mm bolt hole
  • 400N - strength 
Bill
BeBe 387



On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM, 'John S. Rogers' jsrogers@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I replaced my gas struts from Maud at Amel Chantier.  The cost was $ 133.85 for the pair including shipping.  You might think it high, but at least they were the right size and strength.

 

John

SM #105

Its Good

 





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

JP,

BeBe is insured with Helvetia written by Assurances deLassee in France. http://www.assurances-delassee.com/ 

They have a program especially for Amel. Email Françoise GODINEAU assurances-delassee.com>. Tell her that you want a policy like BeBe.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
BeBe 387


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 3:31 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Good morning Jean-Pierre,

Many Amel owner use the same French insurance http://www.assurances-delassee.com/

They have a program especially for Amel.

I talked directly to Mr Geoffroy de Lasse.

Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Atlantis Marina, Paradise Island, The Bahamas

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On Fri, 6/27/14, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:17 AM


















 









Hello Gang,
I will become a member of the Amel fraternity on
July 10th!  I need insurance.
Looking through the site, I found lots of
"insurance" information but all the posts are
truncated... I cannot get to the
"meat".
The boat is French flagged and will remain so.
 
Can you help?


Jean-Pierre
Germain,
Eleuthera, SM 007 :-)





























Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gas Strut for Engine Compartment lid

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I believe the specs for the Super Maramu Engine Hatch struts (gas springs) are:
  • 585mm extended 
  • 345mm closed
  • 8mm shaft
  • 10mm bolt hole
  • 400N - strength 
Bill
BeBe 387



On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 2:50 PM, 'John S. Rogers' jsrogers@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I replaced my gas struts from Maud at Amel Chantier.  The cost was $ 133.85 for the pair including shipping.  You might think it high, but at least they were the right size and strength.

 

John

SM #105

Its Good

 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Jean-Pierre,

Many Amel owner use the same French insurance http://www.assurances-delassee.com/

They have a program especially for Amel.

I talked directly to Mr Geoffroy de Lasse.

Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Atlantis Marina, Paradise Island, The Bahamas


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On Fri, 6/27/14, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@xs4all.nl [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Insurance
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, June 27, 2014, 10:17 AM
















 









Hello Gang,
I will become a member of the Amel fraternity on
July 10th!  I need insurance.
Looking through the site, I found lots of
"insurance" information but all the posts are
truncated... I cannot get to the
"meat".
The boat is French flagged and will remain so.
 
Can you help?


Jean-Pierre
Germain,
Eleuthera, SM 007 :-)


Insurance

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Gang,

I will become a member of the Amel fraternity on July 10th!  I need insurance.

Looking through the site, I found lots of "insurance" information but all the posts are truncated... I cannot get to the "meat".

The boat is French flagged and will remain so.  

Can you help?


Jean-Pierre Germain,
Eleuthera, SM 007 :-)



Re: Gas Strut for Engine Compartment lid

John S. Rogers <jsrogers@...>
 

I replaced my gas struts from Maud at Amel Chantier.  The cost was $ 133.85 for the pair including shipping.  You might think it high, but at least they were the right size and strength.

 

John

SM #105

Its Good

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 4JH4-HTE TURBO MALFUNCTION

Mark Erdos
 

Alex,

I tried to find the email from the rebuild kit we purchased. Unfortunately, it seems to be long gone. 

The turbo is made by IHI. There are only a few turbo manufacturers in the world. This is not a Yanmar constructed unit. On the side of the turbo, there is a model number. you will need to remove the air filter to see it. Once located you can search for the "IHI xxxxxx Rebuild Kit" and you will have plenty of options where to buy.

Obviously Yanmar will supply a completed unit that will give you plug and play - very expensive! Perhaps an option is to replace with the plug and play from Yanmar and they take your old unit and rebuild it with a kit for a spare.

Mark
sm2k #275


On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 11:48 AM, alex.paquin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Mark, thanks again I'll have a look at this and decide which way to go.

All the best!
Alex



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] ParaSailor

Peter Forbes
 

My Amel 54 - like, I think a number of others, has only the one pole, not two. So the downwind sail technique must be to use the Yankee poled out as a whisker pole on the windward side and the Gennaker on the downwind side. I have not yet tried this as I have been mainly sailing upwind North West in the Mediterranean. 

Is there a better downwind sail set for a 54 with only one pole?

Peter
Peter Forbes
Carango  Sailing Ketch
Amel 54 #035
Gouvia Marina - CORFU, Greece

On 26 Jun 2014, at 20:12, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Dave,

Good to hear from a sail maker on this issue...

Besides all of the rigging and such on the Para Sailor that seems problematic to me, is it the load that you believe is a potential problem?

I happen to be a fan of the twin pole system for crossing oceans. It has amazed me the number of owners that have never, or rarely used it. My guess is half of the people that I have talked to believe that it is too much trouble, or too complicated to rig the twin pole system. And, rather than sail downwind in a straight line, they will jibe back and forth. Of course cruising is not racing, but arriving sooner is usually better, as far as I am concerned.

Bill
BeBe


On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 4:26 PM, dave_benjamin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Acceptable or not, the Parasailor is a solution in search of a problem. If your 54 is set up with twin poles you already have a far better arrangement for downwind sailing installed. And if you don't have the poles, there's several more economical and imminently practical solutions. Just my .02.


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I would be very interested in any advice as to whether a para sailor sail is acceptable on an Amel 54.

Peter Forbes

07836 209730








Forestay Grease

bamboozle388
 

Hi,


Does anyone know why Amel greases the forestay inside the foil?  Is it just to help slide the forestay into the foil or does it perform another function. 

Captain A normally had a very good reason for doing things and I was wondering what purpose it serves and whether & why I should do the same again while replacing the standing rigging.


I have done my best to search the archives and have found messages about it being there but not why Amel do it this way when most other manufacturers and rigging suppliers do not seem to bother.


Jamie Telfer

S/Y Bamboozle SM2000 #388






Re: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Boom attachment

Chris Flack
 

If you make it to Melbourne in Australia sing out, we would really like to catch up. Our SM31 Hemera is in Gocek where Riza is looking after her for us.

Cheers
Chris & Jennifer
Hemera SM031


On 27 June 2014 6:34:38 PM AEST, "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:
 

Hi Alan,
We are still clearing the decks but hope to get away during July. To New Caledonia, then Vanuatu and probably leave her in Scarborough Australia for the summer.
Cheers
Danny


On Friday, 27 June 2014 8:07 PM, "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Ouch 80 EU !

Probably could get one made locally ???

Danny, we're in Papeete heading for Suvarow around July 18.....

Where are you planing to go and when ?

Would be good to catch up !

Best to Yvonne

Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM437
Papeete

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Boom attachment

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Alan,
We are still clearing the decks but hope to get away during July. To New Caledonia, then Vanuatu and probably leave her in Scarborough Australia for the summer.
Cheers
Danny


On Friday, 27 June 2014 8:07 PM, "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Ouch 80 EU !

Probably could get one made locally ???

Danny, we're in Papeete heading for Suvarow around July 18.....

Where are you planing to go and when ?

Would be good to catch up !

Best to Yvonne

Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM437
Papeete

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Icom M802 and AT140 tuner grounding

Alan Leslie
 

Basically yes, shouldn't be a bare wire though..yellow with a green stripe, as big a gauge as you can deal with and write on it "SSB" ....

Good luck,
Cheers
Alan 
SV Elyse SM437
Papeete


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: SM Boom attachment

Alan Leslie
 

Ouch 80 EU !

Probably could get one made locally ???

Danny, we're in Papeete heading for Suvarow around July 18....

Where are you planing to go and when ?

Would be good to catch up !

Best to Yvonne

Cheers
Alan
SV Elyse SM437
Papeete