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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Enclosure fasteners

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Well, that explains it. Canadians would not have plastic because it is too cold there for plastic. Hahahaha!

Have you ever done a Google image search?

I have found hard to find parts this way when I don't have a part number. I do not have a good enough Internet connection here to help you with it.

Good luck.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On Apr 25, 2016 9:53 AM, "francesringley@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The bimini company I went to is fairly big/reputable here in Toronto area. Yes we looked through their catalogues. Next on the hit parade will be when we get to the States.

Would be nice if I could put this in the Internet of Things :)


Ian
SM153 Loca Lola II

Re: Enclosure fasteners

francesringley@...
 

The bimini company I went to is fairly big/reputable here in Toronto area. Yes we looked through their catalogues. Next on the hit parade will be when we get to the States.

Would be nice if I could put this in the Internet of Things :)


Ian
SM153 Loca Lola II

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Enclosure fasteners

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Did the company have and check a catalog? 

If not, maybe another company might have a catalog.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On Apr 25, 2016 9:39 AM, "francesringley@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill. Yes, I took it to a bimini company and they hadn't seen it either!

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Enclosure fasteners

francesringley@...
 

Thanks Bill. Yes, I took it to a bimini company and they hadn't seen it either!

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Enclosure fasteners

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian,

I have never seen that before. It is possible that Amel used this, but I doubt it.

Irregardless of whether it is Amel original or not. Take it to someone who makes biminis...they will/should have a catalog if fasteners available.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On Apr 25, 2016 9:08 AM, "francesringley@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I posted a photo of the fastener. Has anyone seen these before?


Ian Townsend
SM153 Loca Lola II

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Enclosure fasteners

francesringley@...
 

I posted a photo of the fastener. Has anyone seen these before?


Ian Townsend
SM153 Loca Lola II

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Enclosure fasteners

eric freedman
 

I believe he is looking for the little bungee cords with the toggle that holds the rear

weather cloth to the seats and the cockpit sole.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2016 4:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Enclosure fasteners

 

 

Can't help you there Ian.  I don't have that.  I'd like to see a pic, though.

Kent


On Apr 24, 2016, at 9:15 AM, francesringley@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent:

 

I have a curtain that zips at the top to the canopy that pulls out from the hard dodger. It also fastens to side windows. It has a zipper door and drops vertically down to the cockpit floor. I would post a picture but I am not aboard right now. Will try to do this next month when I am back.







Ian Townsend

SM153 Loca Lola II

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Enclosure fasteners

karkauai
 

Can't help you there Ian.  I don't have that.  I'd like to see a pic, though.
Kent


On Apr 24, 2016, at 9:15 AM, francesringley@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent:


I have a curtain that zips at the top to the canopy that pulls out from the hard dodger. It also fastens to side windows. It has a zipper door and drops vertically down to the cockpit floor. I would post a picture but I am not aboard right now. Will try to do this next month when I am back.



Ian Townsend
SM153 Loca Lola II
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FW: Super Maramu dimensions

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Joel, thanks for this. Nice to know you keep a fatherly eye on the group and offer your knowledge as needed.
Cheers
Danny
SM 299 Ocean Pearl



From: "'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, 25 April 2016 1:38 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] FW: Super Maramu dimensions

 
Hello Amel owners. Here are some dimensions we can use regarding the Super Maramu.
 
 
 
Shipping dimensions on a Amel 53 Super Maramu of any year of manufacture are as follows. Boat level and standing on the bottom of the keel.
 
14’11”/Top of the dodger
14’5”/Top of the bow pulpit
12’10”/Top of hard dodger base with dodger removed
12’5”/Top of bow roller with life rails removed
3’1”/Widest part of the keel
57’6”/ Main mast length without antennae
43’4”/Mizzen mast length
15’1”/Vessel beam max-measured
 
In my 35 years plus of selling Amel boats, I have been responsible for shipping quite a few SM 53 by truck in North America and by ship worldwide. In most cases I oversaw or actually took the boat out of commission with disassembly at the starting point and recommissioning at the arrival destination. My first advice is DON’T! It is a big job. You must have full faith in the firm moving the boat and they must be absolutely certain of the quality of maintenance and the dimensional characteristics of their equipment. I once had a truck driver chase me around a shipyard with a pistol because I refused to put my clients boat on his poorly kept trailer. Really. Turned out he was diabetic and his blood sugar was giving him fits. He took some insulin and then spent three days correcting the faults I brought to his attention regarding his rig. He did a first class job delivering the boat across the United States from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle. He later did other work for me until he retired.
Life as a yacht broker is seldom boring.
 
All measurements provided by Chantier Amel in January of  1993. I have relied on these figures faithfully but I cannot absolutely guarantee their perfect accuracy. But having worked closely with Amel for more than three decades, I would bet that they are right on the money.
 
I have a document from Amel, faxed on September of 1995, that was drawn by Jacques Carteau, the technical manager of Amel at that time and Captain Amel’s right hand man. It represents the main mast height with full fuel and water and 2240LBS. of gear aboard as follows:
 
63’4”/height above water to the top of the mast
64’1”/height to the top of the masthead light
64’4”/height to the top of the Brooks and Gatehouse wind instrument assembly
67’6”/height to the top of the Amel provided VHF antennae
 
Same caution about accuracy applies but I have used these figures without incident but cannot be held responsible if they are not spot on. I live in the USA. We have more lawyers than engineers over here and they all gotta eat.
 
I hope this is helpful.
 
All The Best, Joel  
 
 
Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
954 462 5869 office
954 812 2485 cell
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bleeding off air in Yanmar 75 hp

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Great news Ben.

Thanks for getting back to us with what you found. Although you found what I guessed you would find with the O Ring, it helps me improve my guessing and diagnosis skills to know that my guess was correct.

You might wonder how I guessed correctly... Well, been there and done that!

Best,

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
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On Apr 24, 2016 12:01 PM, "joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I just want to post this issue was resolved.  It turned out the O ring was twisted and did not seal.  Initially I did not look closely enough to catch it.  I kept re- tightening to no avail.  All is now well.  Thanks to all for good advice.  


Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hauling SM with Lifting Plates

Ian Park
 

Had my Santorin lifted by deck plates. They just moved the hooks up a couple of links on one side to tilt the boat slightly to avoid the triatic. Worked a treat. Yes crane hook needs to be well clear of triatic too.

Ian

Ocean Hobo. sN96


On 23 Apr 2016, at 02:06, pepinoamel <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,


I am planning to get hauled out with a mobile crane using the Amel lifting plates.  The Amel instruction book recommends a minimum of 6m straps and an extra shackle for the straps on the side away from the crane to avoid the triadic stay.  I plan to use 20m steel straps so the crane hook is way over the triadic stay and the boat can be  lifted  evenly.  Has anybody had experience using this method?


Thanks.


Gerhard Hoffmann

Pepino SM381

Evia, Greece

Re: boat preparation for summer in trinidad

Ian Park
 

We had various opinions last year in Peakes. In the end we took all the sails off. Two had the leaches replaced and we had a new Genoa made at Ullman's Sails. Very pleased!

Get some cheap grease and grease all the stands and chains to stop ants getting up to the boat. The guys at Peakes will tell you this anyway. We put everything else away. Sealed all entry holes to the mizzen boom and hull openings by stuffing them with plastic bags. We had a container with de humidifier granules in the galley. Once a month we paid a boat boy to open the boat for a day, change the granules and wash the boat down. We just lifted the bunk cushions up and wedged the lee boards under for air circulation. We had no problems at all with condensation or mould. The Santorin is a very dry and well insulated hull.
One issue. In the engine room there were small piles of rust below the engine room vent hoses (they are still the originals with wire reinforcement. Where there was a little rust - the engine mounts etc there was evidence of a little more, and the shaft alternator had seized up a little. So this year I am going to spray anything showing any sign of rust with corrosionX and spray the alternators with WD 40. Unless anyone out there can suggest a better alternative..
We definitely avoided installing air conditioning units or electric dehumidifier so.

The monthly boat boy was worth it. Peace of mind with monthly emails. The yard has a list of approved staff.

Good luck

Ian

Ocean Hobo. SN96

Re: Water Maker for Santorin

Ian Park
 

Herbert
We have an Echotec2 watermaker. They are based in Trinidad very near Peakes. Worth talking to them. Ours is 80l an hour and is an engine driven pump. The pump will take a second membrane and push out 150l an hour. I'm still considering doing this. The engine has to run at 1450 rpm which is fine for motor sailing, but changing the pulley sizes could mean you could run at higher revs.
There are obvious power advantages with non mains electric pumps. But I haven't fitted a diesel generator.
We're hauling out in Clarke's Court. Let me know when you leave Trinidad next season. It would be good to meet up. Ian

Ocean Hobo. SN96

Re: What size of anchor Rockna for Maramu.

JP Mans
 

Hi David

I send a few photos of my new anchor Rocna 33
As you will see it does not fall that well in the bow.
I'll have to move the roller ± 5 cm forward and put a piece of wood (or ionx) under the bow to avoid movement of the anchor when sailing (Last picture with a polystyrene piece as template).
I'll fix the whole thing when the boat will be in the water.
Friendly

Re: What size of anchor Rockna for Maramu.

JP Mans
 

Hi David

I send a few photos of my new anchor Rocna 33
As you will see it does not fall that well in the bow.
I'll have to move the roller ± 5 cm forward and put a piece of wood (or ionx) under the bow to avoid movement of the anchor when sailing (Last picture with a polystyrene piece as template).
I'll fix the whole thing when the boat will be in the water.
Friendly

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bleeding off air in Yanmar 75 hp

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

I just want to post this issue was resolved.  It turned out the O ring was twisted and did not seal.  Initially I did not look closely enough to catch it.  I kept re- tightening to no avail.  All is now well.  Thanks to all for good advice.  

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

Re: /C Drive Wear Bushing, Oil, and Seal Replacement from Amel.pdf

Rink De Haan
 

Hi Bill,

Much appreciated. 
I am in Italy in a Marina with skilled mechanics, but no Amel experience. 
These instuctions are very helpful to communicate.

This platform is allmost as valuable as my Amel. 

Keep up the spirit!

Rink & Marloes
SM2K Razor's Edge
Pescara Italy

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hauling SM with Lifting Plates

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Hi Gerhard

 

As I mentioned this was for a pre-purchase survey so I left the previous owner to arrange the lift out with the normal team that he had used in the past. It was a quick lift out, inspection by the surveyor then lift back in again. The Triatic stay was not removed, neither were the backstay and topping lift. I do not believe that extra shackles were used – I have added a couple of extra photos to the same album that shows the shackles on the starboard side also.

 

Hope this helps

 

Andrew

 

Ronpische

SM 472

Canet–en-Roussillon

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of pepinoamel
Sent: 23 April 2016 20:12
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hauling SM with Lifting Plates

 

 

Hi Andrew,

 

Thanks for the picture.  You used much shorter strops than I plan to use.  Did you have to remove the triadic stay?  In the picture it appears that you left the main backstay and topping lift in place.  Is that so?  Did you put extra shackles on one side?

 

Many thanks.

 

Gerhard Hoffmann

Pepino SM381

Evia, Greece

FW: Super Maramu dimensions

amelforme
 

Hello Amel owners. Here are some dimensions we can use regarding the Super Maramu.

 

 

 

Shipping dimensions on a Amel 53 Super Maramu of any year of manufacture are as follows. Boat level and standing on the bottom of the keel.

 

14’11”/Top of the dodger

14’5”/Top of the bow pulpit

12’10”/Top of hard dodger base with dodger removed

12’5”/Top of bow roller with life rails removed

3’1”/Widest part of the keel

57’6”/ Main mast length without antennae

43’4”/Mizzen mast length

15’1”/Vessel beam max-measured

 

In my 35 years plus of selling Amel boats, I have been responsible for shipping quite a few SM 53 by truck in North America and by ship worldwide. In most cases I oversaw or actually took the boat out of commission with disassembly at the starting point and recommissioning at the arrival destination. My first advice is DON’T! It is a big job. You must have full faith in the firm moving the boat and they must be absolutely certain of the quality of maintenance and the dimensional characteristics of their equipment. I once had a truck driver chase me around a shipyard with a pistol because I refused to put my clients boat on his poorly kept trailer. Really. Turned out he was diabetic and his blood sugar was giving him fits. He took some insulin and then spent three days correcting the faults I brought to his attention regarding his rig. He did a first class job delivering the boat across the United States from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle. He later did other work for me until he retired.

Life as a yacht broker is seldom boring.

 

All measurements provided by Chantier Amel in January of  1993. I have relied on these figures faithfully but I cannot absolutely guarantee their perfect accuracy. But having worked closely with Amel for more than three decades, I would bet that they are right on the money.

 

I have a document from Amel, faxed on September of 1995, that was drawn by Jacques Carteau, the technical manager of Amel at that time and Captain Amel’s right hand man. It represents the main mast height with full fuel and water and 2240LBS. of gear aboard as follows:

 

63’4”/height above water to the top of the mast

64’1”/height to the top of the masthead light

64’4”/height to the top of the Brooks and Gatehouse wind instrument assembly

67’6”/height to the top of the Amel provided VHF antennae

 

Same caution about accuracy applies but I have used these figures without incident but cannot be held responsible if they are not spot on. I live in the USA. We have more lawyers than engineers over here and they all gotta eat.

 

I hope this is helpful.

 

All The Best, Joel  

 

 

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

954 462 5869 office

954 812 2485 cell

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rope cutter info for Stefano

Stefano Biffi
 

Now received, loud and clear thanks Alexandre.  
Stefano 

Il giorno 24 apr 2016, alle ore 16:14, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

 



Good morning Stefano,

I replied to you twice, so looks like my email are going to your spam box.
In order to prevent that add my email addresses to your contacts.
Here is my answer to your email:

Yes this is a picture of my boat.
I did not know there was different shaft.
I just look back at http://nikimat.com/auto_prop_h6.html
on picture 19 (you can do a right click, save as to see the picture number), you can see the Spur’s rope cutter is fixed on a portion of the shaft that is flat (or horizontal).
On photo 56 you can see the reinstallation of the Spur’s.

Here is the Spur’s you need: http://nikimat.com/spare_parts_spurs_marine.html
But prior you need to make sure the Amel part number: 3184 which is: VE DE COUPE ORIN 20 mm ACIER 18/12 MO / V bolt for rope cutter (steel)
http://nikimat.com/spare_parts_c_drive.html
As it will hold the bottom part of the rope cutter.

I suspect the plug that hold the transmission oil doesn’t look like this on yours.
I would make sure it is at the same location than on mine and that there is sufficient place on the shaft as well…

Hope that helps… Alexandre