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Diesel tank leaking

svsunnyside
 

Hello everybody,
The tank of my Maramu is leaking from a long time.
Years ago I was able to smell ,only when in front of the
tank, without seeing any leakage.
Then smell increased and investigating carefully, with a dentist
mirror, I found a little leakage due to
an invisible crack beside a welding (arrow-side
corner-flange type) of the lateral panel .
To repair it I reduced the diesel tank level
and after a repeated and careful
solvent cleaning of the contaminated area, I applied
several local coats of epoxy. This stopped the leak for about five
years but the lost of flexibility of the resin together
with the fatigue stress of the foil rendered the work in vein.
Now on both lateral panels , under the area that was covered
with rubber foam, I can appreciate also some
leakage from several corrosion pin-holes.
Of coarse without the removal of the tank I cannot check
neither the bottom nor the back side so I cannot
say how their conditions are. The front panel,exposed to air, till now, is
very sound.

I suppose that several boat could have had and solved the
same problem so any suggestion will be appreciate.
Best regards
Gabriele Antolini
SV Sunny Side
Maramu # 219 (02/87)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hit by another boat...

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Yes Kent, East current and East wind made all 3 boats going sideways...
I actually already moved slip...

It is too windy to try the furler now, but will try later.
I entied the moteur from the bow puplit and it seems untorqued, the support could be slightly twisted/torwued.
I would hate an oversee of my side ending up costing me lots of trouble and money...

Dear Joel,

I just emailed my insurance DeLassee (in France), so should have a reply tomorrow morning if not will call them.
I totally agree on the "knowledgeable" Amel marine surveyor, as I wrote, would hate to miss something...
Thanks for Paul Anstey information.
No problem about being cynical, I don't want to be sorry on the long run.

Thanks again both of you.
Sincerely, Alexanddre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street Marina, Nassau, Bahamas.


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On Sun, 7/6/14, jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hit by another boat...
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Cc: "Paul Anstey" <panstey@...>
Date: Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12:38 PM


 









Call your insurance company and have the
information on his (the fellow who smacked you)insurance
ready to give them.
Get the damage inspected and
described by a AMEL knowledgeable marine surveyor.
Knowledgeable is the key word here. If the surveyor is not
extremely familiar with AMEL boats, he will miss the
important details. The closest one to you is Paul Anstey 954
270 1940 panstey@...
. Paul has surveyed more Amel boats in North America than
everyone else combined. He also was a fiberglass boat
builder and knows what to look for. A survey is
essential to have the platform to enable proper repairs to
be done and a reference to depend on if things don't go
according to plans and promises.I have been
involved in many of these circumstances with my clients and
I can tell you that I'm sorry for you and GET EVERY
PROMISE/ PROPOSAL IN WRITING. Sorry to be so
cynical but experience has been a cruel
teacher.Paul is not my brother in law and I make
nothing for the referral other than the knowledge you will
be well taken care of. 
Good luck. Be thorough.  Assume
nothing.
 
Joel F.
Potter954 812 2485iPhone 
On Jul 6,
2014, at 12:41 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 








Dear Amel Owners,



This morning 9.30 was hit by another boat:

Felt like a pretty violent impact.

Bow Pulpit bent

Port navigation light (possibly electric wire cut in the
stanchion or just broken bulb)

My main concern is possible damages to the connection of the
forestay and electric unfurling/furling motor (which was
bent 40 degree).



I posted some pictures on:

http://nikimat.com/accident.html



Owner was very sorry and came back to apologize, very nice
person.



First time for me to have a boating accident.

Have no idea how to handle this, what to look for.

Would hate to miss a damage then later have problems.

So any advice is welcome!



This is actually the 3rd time in 5 week that a boat hit me
at this marina.



On the bright side, yesterday installed new Dolphin 40 Amp
Battery Charger and new Engine room Blower, both work
perfectly!



Thanks in advance for your help...



Sincerely Alexandre



SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Bay Street Marina, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas


























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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hit by another boat...

karkauai
 

Alexandre,
Sounds like its time to find another marina...or at least another berth.  Are you in a place where winds and or current push the other boats into you?

Have you tried to run the furler?  It looks like it was just torqued to port where it's attached to the pulpit.  Is the support below bent?  I doubt that would damage the furler.  I'd try furling with a line first and if that works without a problem, would try it with the motor.  I'm guessing its fine.

Big PITA, eh?  Bad luck, buddy.  Can it be repaired where you are now?
Kent
SM 243 KRISTY
Fernandina Beach FL


On Jul 6, 2014, at 12:41 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Dear Amel Owners,

This morning 9.30 was hit by another boat:
Felt like a pretty violent impact.
Bow Pulpit bent
Port navigation light (possibly electric wire cut in the stanchion or just broken bulb)
My main concern is possible damages to the connection of the forestay and electric unfurling/furling motor (which was bent 40 degree).

I posted some pictures on:
http://nikimat.com/accident.html

Owner was very sorry and came back to apologize, very nice person.

First time for me to have a boating accident.
Have no idea how to handle this, what to look for.
Would hate to miss a damage then later have problems.
So any advice is welcome!

This is actually the 3rd time in 5 week that a boat hit me at this marina.

On the bright side, yesterday installed new Dolphin 40 Amp Battery Charger and new Engine room Blower, both work perfectly!

Thanks in advance for your help...

Sincerely Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street Marina, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hit by another boat...

amelforme
 

Call your insurance company and have the information on his (the fellow who smacked you)insurance ready to give them.

Get the damage inspected and described by a AMEL knowledgeable marine surveyor. Knowledgeable is the key word here. If the surveyor is not extremely familiar with AMEL boats, he will miss the important details. The closest one to you is Paul Anstey 954 270 1940 panstey@... . Paul has surveyed more Amel boats in North America than everyone else combined. He also was a fiberglass boat builder and knows what to look for. 
A survey is essential to have the platform to enable proper repairs to be done and a reference to depend on if things don't go according to plans and promises.
I have been involved in many of these circumstances with my clients and I can tell you that I'm sorry for you and GET EVERY PROMISE/ PROPOSAL IN WRITING. 
Sorry to be so cynical but experience has been a cruel teacher.
Paul is not my brother in law and I make nothing for the referral other than the knowledge you will be well taken care of. 

Good luck. Be thorough.  Assume nothing.
 
Joel F. Potter
954 812 2485
iPhone 

On Jul 6, 2014, at 12:41 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Dear Amel Owners,

This morning 9.30 was hit by another boat:
Felt like a pretty violent impact.
Bow Pulpit bent
Port navigation light (possibly electric wire cut in the stanchion or just broken bulb)
My main concern is possible damages to the connection of the forestay and electric unfurling/furling motor (which was bent 40 degree).

I posted some pictures on:
http://nikimat.com/accident.html

Owner was very sorry and came back to apologize, very nice person.

First time for me to have a boating accident.
Have no idea how to handle this, what to look for.
Would hate to miss a damage then later have problems.
So any advice is welcome!

This is actually the 3rd time in 5 week that a boat hit me at this marina.

On the bright side, yesterday installed new Dolphin 40 Amp Battery Charger and new Engine room Blower, both work perfectly!

Thanks in advance for your help...

Sincerely Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street Marina, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas


Hit by another boat...

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Dear Amel Owners,

This morning 9.30 was hit by another boat:
Felt like a pretty violent impact.
Bow Pulpit bent
Port navigation light (possibly electric wire cut in the stanchion or just broken bulb)
My main concern is possible damages to the connection of the forestay and electric unfurling/furling motor (which was bent 40 degree).

I posted some pictures on:
http://nikimat.com/accident.html

Owner was very sorry and came back to apologize, very nice person.

First time for me to have a boating accident.
Have no idea how to handle this, what to look for.
Would hate to miss a damage then later have problems.
So any advice is welcome!

This is actually the 3rd time in 5 week that a boat hit me at this marina.

On the bright side, yesterday installed new Dolphin 40 Amp Battery Charger and new Engine room Blower, both work perfectly!

Thanks in advance for your help...

Sincerely Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street Marina, Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Borel exhaust temp monitors.

ESTELLER
 

Hi
VETUS has a device to control the haust temperature : http://www.vetus.com/exhaust-systems/exhaust-instruments.html
I project to use it in ORION, my AMEL 54, the sensor beeing special to VETUS waterlock. I think that beeing directly in the water flow it is a good solution.
José ORION
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster Linear Actuator

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

I think it is the motor as I have disconnected the motor from the control unit – I ran 24 volts directly to it via a 10amp circuit breaker. On trying this way it makes a little noise and movement almost immediately followed by the circuit breaker blowing.

 

Also immediately after this first occurred the motor was very hot and the cabin smelt of electrical burning.

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

 

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, July 06, 2014 3:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster Linear Actuator

 

 

Hi please disregard the previous email I hit the send button before I read the email. 

Ok regarding your bow thruster did the motor that drives it up-and-down burnout or perhaps one of the limit switches that control the motion or the switch at the joy stick. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All

Capt Richard 

RP Yacht Brokerage

Newport RI 

We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's

Cell 603 767 5330


On Jul 6, 2014, at 8:15, "Dr Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anybody had there bow thruster linear actuator burn out – this happened to us this morning with the bow thruster stuck in the down position – I removed it and managed to get the bow thruster up with the aid of a handy billy. Is this something that can be stripped and repaired or is it the case of replacing the whole unit – I think the sensor that the detects that it is full extended must have failed.

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster Linear Actuator

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi please disregard the previous email I hit the send button before I read the email. 
Ok regarding your bow thruster did the motor that drives it up-and-down burnout or perhaps one of the limit switches that control the motion or the switch at the joy stick. 

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Jul 6, 2014, at 8:15, "Dr Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anybody had there bow thruster linear actuator burn out – this happened to us this morning with the bow thruster stuck in the down position – I removed it and managed to get the bow thruster up with the aid of a handy billy. Is this something that can be stripped and repaired or is it the case of replacing the whole unit – I think the sensor that the detects that it is full extended must have failed.

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster Linear Actuator

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi regarding your bathroom when you say the linear actuator burned out are you referring to the motor that drives the unit up-and-down or some other function

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing To All
Capt Richard 
RP Yacht Brokerage
Newport RI 
We list sell and service fine yachts including Amel's
Cell 603 767 5330

On Jul 6, 2014, at 8:15, "Dr Andrew Lamb andrew.lamb@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anybody had there bow thruster linear actuator burn out – this happened to us this morning with the bow thruster stuck in the down position – I removed it and managed to get the bow thruster up with the aid of a handy billy. Is this something that can be stripped and repaired or is it the case of replacing the whole unit – I think the sensor that the detects that it is full extended must have failed.

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 


Bow thruster Linear Actuator

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Has anybody had there bow thruster linear actuator burn out – this happened to us this morning with the bow thruster stuck in the down position – I removed it and managed to get the bow thruster up with the aid of a handy billy. Is this something that can be stripped and repaired or is it the case of replacing the whole unit – I think the sensor that the detects that it is full extended must have failed.

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

 

Ronpische

SM2k 472

Canet en Roussillion, France

 

 


Re: To all Amel 54's - Lower Shrouds Main Mast

faial_l <no_reply@...>
 

Bob,

Whilst awaiting replacement shrouds a strong storm hit Easter Island which forced the lower shrouds to completely fail. Obviously had ropes all over the place but the continues battering snapped one shroud then few hours later the other on the other side. 

Unfortunately the storm was not over which lead to the mast morphing into a S shape, this is usual before complete failure of a mast. Luckily this did not occur and was able to straighten it out when the rigger arrived with replacement shrouds, it would hold for the second half of the Pacific crossing but at a snails pace. 

Once the repairs was done this was when the rigger had a look at the current setup and he believed that certain shrouds, and turnbuckles were not sufficient for the potential forces exerted from the mast and sail size.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: To all Amel 54's - Lower Shrouds Main Mast

Peter Forbes
 

Thank you for that.

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

On 6 Jul 2014, at 12:57, faial_l <no_reply@...> wrote:


Peter, will be going for the 12mm and taking the opportunity of upgrading a few more.





Re: To all Amel 54's - Lower Shrouds Main Mast

faial_l <no_reply@...>
 

Peter, will be going for the 12mm and taking the opportunity of upgrading a few more.



Re: To all Amel 54's - Lower Shrouds Main Mast

Bob Hodgins <bobh@...>
 

Faial,
I do not understand what you mean by your mast "morphing" Can you detail what happened to cause you to need to replace your mast? Do you know what might of been done to prevent the problem?

Thanks,
Bob
Gallivant
Amel 54 #31
Currently on the hard in Puerto Rico

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] To all Amel 54's - Lower Shrouds Main Mast

Peter Forbes
 

Faial,

Well good luck with the fit of the new mast. Are you going for 12mm or 10mm on the lower shrouds for the mainmast?

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

On 5 Jul 2014, at 14:04, faial_l <no_reply@...> wrote:


Peter, 

As of yet the bills have to be totaled, the mast is still being prepared after which it will have to be shipped!

Best is to upgrade when you see it opportune!

Cheers,
Faial