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Re: Gelcoat repair

Duane Siegfri
 

Here's a good YouTube video instruction on color matching gel coat.

There's A Hole In My Boat~ Gelcoat Color matching Part 2

 

Duane
Wanderer SM477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pole takedown

Mark Erdos
 

We use a boat hook to prevent the pole from crashing into the boat.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  St Augustine FL

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2015 6:49 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pole takedown

 

 

Hi Ian,

Yes, the pole can come back vigorously.  After it's at 45degrees aft of straight out, you have no control of it with the forward stay (the blue line).

 

I often single-hand, and I first lower the topping lift until the end of the pole is a little below waist height.  Then I stand about 4-5 feet behind the pole and ease the fore stay, ready to catch the pole as soon I can reach it.  That way I can start slowing it down before it gets moving so fast.  When I get control, I walk it back and hook it in the rail.

 

With two people, same thing, but I lower it to only chest or abdominal height (I think there's less chance of the boat rolling and catching the tip of the pole in the water), and have the second crew ready by the dodger.  I still slow it down from a few feet behind the pole as I ease the blue line.

 

Hope that helps.

Kent

SM 243

Kristy


On Nov 1, 2015, at 5:17 AM, francesringley@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Looking for advice on how to takedown the poles, especially in 15+ knot winds. I am not yet ready to fly the ballooner so I use the pole when sailing wing-on-wing. However, on a couple of occasions during takedown, the pole has rapidly and dangerously sprung aftward. I usually first ensure that the pole is perpendicular, the foreguy is tight and then begin to ease pressure by releasing the jib sheet. But I am still experiencing challenges. Any guidance for next?

 

Ian Townsend

SM153

Loca Lola II


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Pole takedown

karkauai
 

Hi Ian,
Yes, the pole can come back vigorously.  After it's at 45degrees aft of straight out, you have no control of it with the forward stay (the blue line).

I often single-hand, and I first lower the topping lift until the end of the pole is a little below waist height.  Then I stand about 4-5 feet behind the pole and ease the fore stay, ready to catch the pole as soon I can reach it.  That way I can start slowing it down before it gets moving so fast.  When I get control, I walk it back and hook it in the rail.

With two people, same thing, but I lower it to only chest or abdominal height (I think there's less chance of the boat rolling and catching the tip of the pole in the water), and have the second crew ready by the dodger.  I still slow it down from a few feet behind the pole as I ease the blue line.

Hope that helps.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Nov 1, 2015, at 5:17 AM, francesringley@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Looking for advice on how to takedown the poles, especially in 15+ knot winds. I am not yet ready to fly the ballooner so I use the pole when sailing wing-on-wing. However, on a couple of occasions during takedown, the pole has rapidly and dangerously sprung aftward. I usually first ensure that the pole is perpendicular, the foreguy is tight and then begin to ease pressure by releasing the jib sheet. But I am still experiencing challenges. Any guidance for next?


Ian Townsend
SM153
Loca Lola II


Pole takedown

francesringley@...
 

Looking for advice on how to takedown the poles, especially in 15+ knot winds. I am not yet ready to fly the ballooner so I use the pole when sailing wing-on-wing. However, on a couple of occasions during takedown, the pole has rapidly and dangerously sprung aftward. I usually first ensure that the pole is perpendicular, the foreguy is tight and then begin to ease pressure by releasing the jib sheet. But I am still experiencing challenges. Any guidance for next?

Ian Townsend
SM153
Loca Lola II


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gelcoat repair

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Gang,

I too need both the side deck and the top deck colors to repair some small nicks and dings.

Does anyone have a color reference?

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, Amel Super Maramu 007



On 1 Nov 2015, at 00:35, jwdernehl@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I contacted Amel directly with this question.  The answer, unfortunately, was no. The color is simply the "factory" color. There was no other information they could provide. This was for a SM.  So if you have a different model, there may be a different answer. 


If you really want it to look good, hire a paint professional to match the color. Or do it yourself and use trial and error. Just try color matching with gel coat without the cure until you find the color that matches. 
Best,

Jason
Pao San
SM #88




Re: Gelcoat repair

jwdernehl@...
 

I contacted Amel directly with this question.  The answer, unfortunately, was no. The color is simply the "factory" color. There was no other information they could provide. This was for a SM.  So if you have a different model, there may be a different answer. 

If you really want it to look good, hire a paint professional to match the color. Or do it yourself and use trial and error. Just try color matching with gel coat without the cure until you find the color that matches. 
Best,

Jason
Pao San
SM #88


Re: Surveyor(s) east coast US

seafeverofcuan@...
 

Russ,
       Now that you have a lot of recommendations it will pay dividends to ensure that you select one who has actually surveyed an Amel. If you check the history of this site you will find postings referring to surveyors not understanding some of the Amel systems, how to switch on the bow thruster for example and reporting that it didn't work.
It would also be worth contacting Olivier privately for a  possible recommendation
of someone in your area.
Good luck with your search.
Regards,
Trevor

Seafever of Cuan
SM425 Redline 2004
Mexico
For sale
$295k 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Surveyor(s) east coast US

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

It would have been perfect timing when your boat was hauled at Hartges in Galesville. All the folks that I suggested were close by. Gail at Hartoff is sharp and one hell of a sailor to boot.

Ric

Bali Hai SN24

At Hartges, Galesville

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2015 9:19 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Surveyor(s) east coast US

 

 

 

Sorry... forgot to tag that post...

 

Gary W.

S/V Adagio

SM 209

 

Departing with the Salty Dawg Rally.

 

 

 

 

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone


Re: Surveyor(s) east coast US

Miles
 

I have had a good experience with a surveyor in the Newport, RI area.  He is William Coble.  401 295 1389,  cobleboatsurveys@... .

 

Miles  sm216   Ladybug  now on the hard in RI


Re: Surveyor(s) east coast US

Miles
 

I have had a good experience with a surveyor in Newport, RI.  He is William Coble. 401 295 1389.  cobleboatsurveys@... .


Miles  SM 216, Ladybug


Re: Surveyor(s) east coast US

Gary Wells
 


Sorry... forgot to tag that post...

Gary W.
S/V Adagio
SM 209

Departing with the Salty Dawg Rally.




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Re: Surveyor(s) east coast US

Gary Wells
 

I had a highly recommended surveyor ce to us, flew him in, put him up in a hotel and had high hopes. After purchase I found a few missed items, one of which was rather important so all in all I can not wholeheartedly recommend him.
Having said that, I am currently amidst 3 other SM owners and will ask them directly today although I believe none were from your immediate atea.
I'll check on that today and let you know what I learn.




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Re: Water system use in freezing weather - Advice

jwdernehl@...
 


Ross,

I have a SM from 1992.  The water heater is in the engine room and the pump is below a deck plate in the galley. I do have the carpeting in all of the compartments.  I wish I did not have the carpeting, as it would be far easier for me to apply an insulation to the inside of the boat. If I do put insulation up against the carpet it would create huge mold issues on the back side.  But if you have a smooth surface to adhere insulation to, I would definitely try it. As long as there is no dead air space between the two surfaces.  I actually wrap the entire boat to prevent ice and snow build up in the decks. I do also have a vinyl dodger enclosure that I use as well.  

last week I purchased a new dehumidifier from Amazon UK that is 220v.  It is a dessicant dehumidifier, not a compressor type.  For cold weather dehumidifying this thing is amazing.  It pulls a huge amount of moisture out of the air and it does not matter if the air is cold(works from 1-35 celsius).  It is not good for warm weather use as it pumps out a decent amount of heat. PArt name EcoAir ECO DD122 Desiccant Simple Dehumidifier. There is a 110v option on Amazon US, but I wanted to just be able to plug right in to the 220v outlet. 
 
Hope that helps! 

Jason


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Raw Water Header

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

Probably corroded for two reasons:
Close Proximity (just below) the anti-siphon vent for the toilet pumps...probably gets a salt mist from time to time
And dissimilar metals.between the valve and the manifold

Bill

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 12:44 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks for the reply Bill.  I'm going to try the cleaning route and see how that goes first.

Duane



Re: Surveyor(s) east coast US

Duane Siegfri
 

I guess that sums up the general opinion on surveyors...no recommendations.


Re: Raw Water Header

Duane Siegfri
 

Thanks for the reply Bill.  I'm going to try the cleaning route and see how that goes first.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raw Water Header

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,


You will see 1 photo of the manifold after I cleaned it on BeBe 387. You will also see another photo of a 54 manifold with a stainless steel manifold above it. The stainless manifold is made-to-order by Emek in Turkey cagdas@... They are made to order because there are several variances of these. If you contact Emek Marine about this, send them a photo of yours showing all of the connections, the mounting hole centers, and the dimensions of each outlet pipe.

On BeBe 387, it is connected to the bonding circuit. I also got a large amount of corrosion, but stopped most of it after cleaning it and coating it with CorrosionX. 

Best,

Bill 387 

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 9:58 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I posted some photo's of the raw water header on Wanderer.  I'm concerned about the corrosion on the valve and header.  I plan on taking it apart and cleaning it up of course, but I'm wondering if I should just replace it.

I'm also concerned about why it's corroded, since it's connected to the bonding circuit.  I plan on testing it with the silver/silver reference electrode I read about here when I'm back to the boat, but I wanted to see if anyone had experience with corrosion on the header/valve.

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer SM477





Gelcoat repair

Peter
 

Hello all.

I got a scratch in the gelcoat (right above the waterline) and look for a repair set with the right colour. Do we have some kind of a colour code or a recommended colour which will come close to the original one?

Thank you,
Peter
Mausi



Off to Colombia - Signing off for a while

eric <kimberlite@...>
 

Should take about 12 days nonstop. I will join the group again when I am in Colombia.

Fair winds,

Eric

SM 376 Kimberlite

 


Raw Water Header

Duane Siegfri
 

I posted some photo's of the raw water header on Wanderer.  I'm concerned about the corrosion on the valve and header.  I plan on taking it apart and cleaning it up of course, but I'm wondering if I should just replace it.

I'm also concerned about why it's corroded, since it's connected to the bonding circuit.  I plan on testing it with the silver/silver reference electrode I read about here when I'm back to the boat, but I wanted to see if anyone had experience with corrosion on the header/valve.

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer SM477