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Re: Photos of complete fuel pre filter and also auxillary 75 gallon fuel tank.

Willem Kroes
 

Hi Eric,

Why not uploading the photo's for the whole owners group? That will save you a lot of e-mailing.

Regards,

Willem Kroes


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: bug screens for small portholes

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

Velcro is velcro and since it is the part with hooks it is not very easy to clean. In fact easier to rip it away and glue new ones in place instead.
I have had ours in place fore some years and not even thought of cleaning them. Seems like the grease stucks to the net that needs regular washes.

/Annsofie S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998.

Skickat från min iPad

20 mars 2017 kl. 17:15 skrev sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Ann-Sofie,


Thanks for the reply.  Does the velcro that's glued in clean up ok?

Best regards,
Duane


Re: rain shield for galley port

Ian Park
 

The Santorin galley port is the same size as the SM. It may be no use for you but perhaps someone else - I had a mould made for one in Trinidad at Peakes boatyard, a fibreglass chap in a shed at the back of the yard. He still has the mould. I know Amel no longer have them or a mould.
Maybe a local fibreglass place could also make a mould. I paid for two (one for the aft heads & galley) and told him to hang on to the mould and check every Amel that arrived! I should have bought the mould off him too!

Ian 
Ocean Hobo
SN96


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: rain shield for galley port

bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Thanks Alan.  The "after market" shield I'm looking at attaches with silicon.  On the older  Maramus there is no drip shield at all.

Thanks again,

Bob

On Mar 20, 2017, at 12:46 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Sorry Bob,


I think they must be different.
On ours the flange is on the inside of the boat...there's nothing pon the outside to attach anything to, it's flush.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Photos of complete fuel pre filter and also auxillary 75 gallon fuel tank.

James Alton
 

Eric,

   Having sailed a lot of dinghies in light to no wind conditions, I totally agree with what you are saying about a windward heel in light air hurting performance.  Besides helping the sails stay filled, a bit of heel to leeward generates some weather helm which effectively puts some beneficial camber in the keel/rudder coupling.  A windward heel will cause the coupling to generate additional lift to leeward which isn’t too productive unless you like going sideways. (grin)  I guess if the heel isn’t much and it’s a cruising boat the difference probably is not all that meaningful so for me it is mostly just that I prefer my boat to be level when not in motion.  

   Actually I love to sail in light airs and carry a good inventory of light sails.  The mizzen staysail is one of my favourite sails on the Maramu.  I like the idea of not carrying all of my fuel in one tank just in case..  True, you can carry your spare fuel in jugs that are needed to ferry fuel in certain places but the fuel seems to find a way to get out far too often for me to feel comfortable carrying much in that manner.  I feel that having more capacity can be a good thing since when you find a source of clean/inexpensive fuel you can capitalize on that and not have to go dockside as often.  And you never know when a situation might arise where you are required to motor a lot more than expected.  I don’t see any downside to having more options.

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Mar 20, 2017, at 10:01 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

James,

Heeling to windward in light air doesn't just feel strange, it really cuts down on performance. A classic trick for sailing small boats in light air is to move crew weight to the leeward rail to force a "proper" heel. Gravity then helps pull the sails into a good airfoil shape even when the wind is too light to lift the sails on its own. Heeling to windward will make the sails collapse at higher wind speeds than they will on a flat boat. 

But we all have our own ways of sailing. For anybody who feels that the range from the stock diesel tank is insufficient I am guessing that sailing performance in less that 5 knots of wind is not a big concern. 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Photos of complete fuel pre filter and also auxillary 75 gallon fuel tank.

greatketch@...
 

James,

Heeling to windward in light air doesn't just feel strange, it really cuts down on performance. A classic trick for sailing small boats in light air is to move crew weight to the leeward rail to force a "proper" heel. Gravity then helps pull the sails into a good airfoil shape even when the wind is too light to lift the sails on its own. Heeling to windward will make the sails collapse at higher wind speeds than they will on a flat boat.

But we all have our own ways of sailing. For anybody who feels that the range from the stock diesel tank is insufficient I am guessing that sailing performance in less that 5 knots of wind is not a big concern.


Re: bug screens for small portholes

greatketch@...
 

Duane,

Good question. Are they essential? Probably not. They do not add a lot to the total air flow through the boat. But in s buggy anchorage when cooking I'd miss the air if I had to keep the galley port closed. And in rain, sometimes the ports opening under the cover of the cockpit canvas are the only ones that can be opened.

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Ponce, PR


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mizzen traveler end stops

Les Fox <les.fox@...>
 

After Mauri Pro and Caribe Marin in Le Marin said they weren't available I bought them from here in the states. 

Les Fox
SV Surreal 
St. Maarten 


Excuse typos and brevity, sent from a mobile device.

On Mar 18, 2017, at 12:25 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good afternoon Bill,

I replaced mine over a year ago. Here is Gary Silver #335 email at the time.
It was indeed a perfect fit.
Sincerely, Alexandre

Hi Kent:

I purchased end caps for the mizzen traveler from Amel. They are Lewmar part number 29171040 and were a perfect fit for my hull # 335 SM.

http://www.defender.com/product3.jsp?path=-1%7C118%7C2358559%7C2358564&id=1390112

At the same time I purchased the Amel proprietary jib car traveler pulley at the bottom of the crank. They come in two pieces, each side, as I recall.

Sorry I don't have prices but the stops for the mizzen traveler were cheap and the metal pulleys were in the $150 US range (again from memory). I had them shipped with a lot of other items that were quite heavy so the usual high freight charges were included. As these two items are light I would think they wouldn't be too expensive to have shipped.

As always, send a picture of the item with your order.

All the best,

Gary Silver
SM # 335
s/v Liahona

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On Sat, 3/18/17, william_maffei@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] mizzen traveler end stops
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:42 AM


 









Anyone have a part number or source
for the end stops on the mizzen traveler? Mine are crusty
and need replacement. 
Thanks,
Bill
Maffei SM
#195It's all Good 





ROV

Thomas Peacock
 

I came across a radio story about a two young guys, one of whom started off by trying to sail around the world. Not sure how that turned out, but they then got hooked on a hunt for  gold treasure buried in a deep pool of water within a cave. In order to look for the gold, they ended up building their own undersea remote operated vehicle. It's "open source", but they also supply a build-it-yourself kit for $900. 

I have just ordered one. Possible uses (besides just having fun):

-checking anchor set

-checking why anchor won't come up

-checking prop

-checking for good snorkeling (I'm not Scuba)

-I'm sure many more

Anyone interested, their webpage is "openrov dot com".

No financial or other interests in the company.

Tom Peacock

SM #240 Aletes

St Augustine, FL


Re: rain shield for galley port

Alan Leslie
 

Sorry Bob,

I think they must be different.
On ours the flange is on the inside of the boat...there's nothing pon the outside to attach anything to, it's flush.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: bug screens for small portholes

sailor63109@...
 

Bill,

Thanks for the reply.  Did you find you didn't need screens?  I wondered about that (since there doesn't seem to be much interest in them when I searched), but they are in handy spots that need a bit of ventilation.

Best regards,
Duane


Re: bug screens for small portholes

sailor63109@...
 

Ann-Sofie,

Thanks for the reply.  Does the velcro that's glued in clean up ok?

Best regards,
Duane


Re: bug screens for small portholes

sailor63109@...
 

Bill,

That would be great.  I thought about that kind of construction and was wondering how to attach it.  Magnets sound like a good idea.  The frame would have to be pretty thick at the thumbwheels  to use them to hold it in place.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Photos of complete fuel pre filter and also auxillary 75 gallon fuel tank.

David Vogel <dbv_au@...>
 

Hi Eric, Please send these photos also to david[dot]vogel{at}westnet[dot]com[dot]au - TXS 


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On Saturday, March 18, 2017, 08:25, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Hi,’

I was on Kimberlite last week and took photos of my fuel pre filter  assembly, pump hoses and filter.

I also have a photo of my auxiliary fuel tanks (75 gallons) that are in my port outboard locker.

If you are interested please send me your email.

 

I also have photos of the install of my espar heater and the conversion of the dishwasher to a top loading refrigerator.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Photos of complete fuel pre filter and also auxillary 75 gallon fuel tank.

James Alton
 

Bill,

   I am fine with heel when the boat is sailing, but I find a static heel at anchor or dockside to be quite annoying personally so I tend to do a lot of moving things around when needed to level the boat.  Heeling to windward in light air on the stb. tack really feels really strange to me.  (grin) It is so great that Amel put the water on centreline so that as it is consumed or filled, there are no heel changes.  A symmetric solution for fuel so that consumption or refilling would not change the heel of the boat would be nice to have I think.  I am considering an auxiliary tank to Port to partially accomplish this and extend the range a bit.  

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220

On Mar 20, 2017, at 9:08 AM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Eric, 

I suspect we have different denunciations of what constitutes a "little" heel! Any deviation from even trim I consider unacceptable for sailing performance, especially in light air. Of course if you feel you need 120 gallons of extra fuel you might not be doing much light sir sailing!

If you boat does not heel to port when you put over 600 pounds on the port side she must heel to starboard when that fuel isn't there. Just rules of physics!

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie



Re: rain shield for galley port

bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Thanks Alan. The shields I'm looking at go on the outside of the port so an exterior "outside" dimension would be helpful if possible.

Do you or anyone on site know if the size of a super Maramu galley port is the same as the Maramu?

Thanks again.

Bob
S/ V Chara


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Photos of complete fuel pre filter and also auxillary 75 gallon fuel tank.

greatketch@...
 

Eric,

I suspect we have different denunciations of what constitutes a "little" heel! Any deviation from even trim I consider unacceptable for sailing performance, especially in light air. Of course if you feel you need 120 gallons of extra fuel you might not be doing much light sir sailing!

If you boat does not heel to port when you put over 600 pounds on the port side she must heel to starboard when that fuel isn't there. Just rules of physics!

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie


Re: bug screens for small portholes

greatketch@...
 

Our boat came with two sets of screens. The original from the manufacturer, (which kind of, well, more than kind of, suck) and a much, much, much nicer set designed and built by Harmonie's previous owner.

The better set were made with two frames cut out of plastic that are glued together with the screen sandwiched in between. That assembly in the held in place with small but powerful magnets set into the window frame.

I'm away from the boat for a few days. I'll post pictures when I get back.

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Ponce, PR


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] VAT exemption in Martinique

Alan Grayson
 

Hi John, I tried to find the file on the VAT on the yahoo groups but no luck. What is the secret to finding a certain file?
Could you please email me the info direct. Bazgrayson at hotmail.com
From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of biohead@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Sunday, 19 March 2017 11:26:20 p.m.
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] VAT exemption in Martinique
 
 

Hi All,

   I thought this might be helpful if you have major service in Martinique.  The Martinique Cruisers Association recently put out a guide clarifying how to have your vessel related purchases exempted from VAT and a few other taxes.  I pasted a link to their FB page below.  I will upload their document to the files as well.


It costs a bit to get the exemption, but once in place it is good for any purchase you make related to the vessel.  I had a complete rerigging performed while here (about 10,000 euro) and also purchased a few thousand in Amel spare parts recommended by Jean Collin the Amel service center here in Le Marin, so it was a no brainer for me.   Essentially any boat related purchase is covered.  In the process, you receive a duty free number that you present to the vendor and voila!  no tax!


  Apparently I was the first Amel customer to do this.  Jean had to call the customs broker to verify it was legit and how to actually execute the process..  Jean came to the boat the next morning with a big smile on his face to tell me it was all good.  This was the first time Amel had done a VAT free transaction here.  I think there will be more VAT free Amel purchases in the future.


Caraibe Marine one of the the service providers for Amel already knows about the process and had no issues applying the exemption.

 

https://lookaside.fbsbx.com/file/170217%20Rev%204.2%20-%20Martinique%20-%20Procedure%20for%20Duty-VAT%20Free%20-%20English%20for%20cruisers.pdf?token=AWx57j_okxSh_u8W5h1SxRuSsQ8mwE0zsv_qnaEaBXqFXD6HEy0VmS97yom8kxXzzFtH-qKwK3byr98MsGDXo9VhAJBXN1v56c91aBSdNsE4wifVlNbgLjTOuY7F5HY7tdBZ8JS2saJsAOE9-VlfYuTY8G6lskFBVmJ0jQJDqsGLgg



John Clark

Vent de Soleil SM 037

Le Marin, Martinique

 



Re: Photos of complete fuel pre filter and also auxillary 75 gallon fuel tank.

francesringley@...
 

Did not receive.

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Ian Townsend
SM153
Loca Lola II