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Re: Port and Door Holders...

Ian Park
 

BI'll
I bought a couple two years ago from Amel Martinique. They were in a Goiot plastic box.
Sorry I can't be more help than that. 

Ian 
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: Port and Door Holders...

Alan Leslie
 

Hello Bill,

I think all the SMs have them. Ours is 2004 and we have them.
If you find an elegant solution for replacement it would be handy to have on file for the future
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Port and Door Holders...

greatketch@...
 

On older SM's the portlights and some of the cabin doors were held open with black rubber "mushrooms".  After 20 years ours are starting to degrade.  I have never seen them available from Goiot (the original manufacturer) and Maude says Amel has none left in stock.


Anybody else already solve this problem and care to share?  I have a couple ideas of varying degrees of elegance but haven't finalized my thoughts yet...


Bill Kinney

SM#160 Harmonie

Ponce, PR

 


Re: Starboard electric genoa winch got lazy

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

My experience with this sort of intermittent or under-powered performance of DC (direct current) motors is that is virtually always dirty brushes & dirty commutator.  Generally easily fixed at minimal expense.  While I haven't done this service on my Lewmar 58 Jib Sheet winches, I know where they are mounted and that access may be limited to do that service in situ.  I fear you will need to remove the motor but once the motor is on the workbench it is a simple fix.  I did have virtually identical symptoms recently on my main sail furling motor, it took about an hour to fix but access was relatively easy.
Dirty commutators/worn brushes never fix themselves for long.

Let us know how it works out.  

Gary Silver  Amel SM 2K sv Liahona   Puerto Rico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown use for line on mizzen mast

eric freedman
 

The line can also be used with a bungee cord that came with the boat that holds the Passarell off of the dock when not in use.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 8:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...; amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown use for line on mizzen mast

 

 

Hi Alan,  there should be an open block attached at the end of the mizzen boom on the starbord side.  That line can be led around that block and used to lift your dinghy motor up onto the rail or over the rail and lowered into the aft lazarette.  

 

The line thru the block on the top of the mizzen is also for the mizzen balooner sail, if you have one.

 

Best regards, Dan Carlson

sv BeBe, SM#387

 

 

Hi folks,

On our SM there is a line that's tied to the rail that goes through a block just under the stbd side spreader on the mizzen mast.

Does anyone know what it is there for ? I can't work out what it would be used for.

We have another line that goes to a block at the top of the mast that we use for lifting the dinghy out of the water, but this shorter one beats me.

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown use for line on mizzen mast

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Mark,

Ah ok, that could be it !
We have a Besenzoni hydraulic passarelle on the stern. We have the ladder / passarelle too, but no plank for it.
I think I may take this line and its block off as it doesn't seem to serve any purpose for us.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown use for line on mizzen mast

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Don,

We have a line along the stbd side of the mizzen boom that we use for raising and lowering the outboard.

The mizzen ballooner has its own halyard through a block at the top of the mizzen mast.

Cheers
Alan 
Elyse SM437


Re: bug screens for small portholes

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill,

Thanks for posting Harmonie's solution to the screens, it's a great solution!

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown use for line on mizzen mast

Mark Erdos
 

Alan,

 

We use this line to raise and lower the passerelle. The line attaches to the far end of the passerelle and can be used to raise or lower the from the cockpit when at dock. I’m not sure if this is the intended function of the line but this works well for us.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Turks and Caicos Islands

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, March 24, 2017 7:18 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown use for line on mizzen mast

 

 

Hi folks,

On our SM there is a line that's tied to the rail that goes through a block just under the stbd side spreader on the mizzen mast.

Does anyone know what it is there for ? I can't work out what it would be used for.

We have another line that goes to a block at the top of the mast that we use for lifting the dinghy out of the water, but this shorter one beats me.

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown use for line on mizzen mast

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alan,

Use that halyard and the block at the end of the mizzen boom to raise your outboard engine to either the rail mount or inside the lazzerette. 


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Galveston Island
Sent using Google Fi
+1(832) 380-4970

   

On Mar 24, 2017 18:18, "divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi folks,

On our SM there is a line that's tied to the rail that goes through a block just under the stbd side spreader on the mizzen mast.

Does anyone know what it is there for ? I can't work out what it would be used for.

We have another line that goes to a block at the top of the mast that we use for lifting the dinghy out of the water, but this shorter one beats me.

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Unknown use for line on mizzen mast

Dan Carlson
 

Hi Alan,  there should be an open block attached at the end of the mizzen boom on the starbord side.  That line can be led around that block and used to lift your dinghy motor up onto the rail or over the rail and lowered into the aft lazarette.  

The line thru the block on the top of the mizzen is also for the mizzen balooner sail, if you have one.

Best regards, Dan Carlson
sv BeBe, SM#387



On Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 7:18 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

Hi folks,

On our SM there is a line that's tied to the rail that goes through a block just under the stbd side spreader on the mizzen mast.

Does anyone know what it is there for ? I can't work out what it would be used for.

We have another line that goes to a block at the top of the mast that we use for lifting the dinghy out of the water, but this shorter one beats me.

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Unknown use for line on mizzen mast

Alan Leslie
 

Hi folks,

On our SM there is a line that's tied to the rail that goes through a block just under the stbd side spreader on the mizzen mast.

Does anyone know what it is there for ? I can't work out what it would be used for.

We have another line that goes to a block at the top of the mast that we use for lifting the dinghy out of the water, but this shorter one beats me.

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Starboard electric genoa winch got lazy

Porter McRoberts <portermcroberts@...>
 

Isn't that the truth!


On Mar 24, 2017, at 5:46 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


I do hate it when problems "fix" themselves.  

You can't reproduce it to troubleshoot, but you KNOW it's going to happen again.

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Ponce, PR


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :


Hello Olivier and Bill,

The problem "fixed itself" a couple of days later, about two weeks ago.

Again, the problem lasted for about 3 days, humidity was low, it had not rained for weeks, we had not taken any waves, we had not stressed the winches, seas were nearly flat, winds were very modest.

On the Amp use scale, no load on winches:

Starboard winch ("was problem"): starts at 43 amp, then 42, then 41.9, 41.8, 41.7...

Port winch ("perfect"): starts at 48 amp, drops quickly to 42, then 41.9, 41.8, 41.7...

Port "sounds" stronger.  Both now pull the genoa just as well under load.  We sail almost every day.

Thanks again,


Peregrinus
SM2K #350 (2002)
At anchor, near Budva, Montenegro


Re: Starboard electric genoa winch got lazy

greatketch@...
 


I do hate it when problems "fix" themselves.  

You can't reproduce it to troubleshoot, but you KNOW it's going to happen again.

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Ponce, PR


---In amelyachtowners@..., <svperegrinus@...> wrote :


Hello Olivier and Bill,

The problem "fixed itself" a couple of days later, about two weeks ago.

Again, the problem lasted for about 3 days, humidity was low, it had not rained for weeks, we had not taken any waves, we had not stressed the winches, seas were nearly flat, winds were very modest.

On the Amp use scale, no load on winches:

Starboard winch ("was problem"): starts at 43 amp, then 42, then 41.9, 41.8, 41.7...

Port winch ("perfect"): starts at 48 amp, drops quickly to 42, then 41.9, 41.8, 41.7...

Port "sounds" stronger.  Both now pull the genoa just as well under load.  We sail almost every day.

Thanks again,


Peregrinus
SM2K #350 (2002)
At anchor, near Budva, Montenegro


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Re: Starboard electric genoa winch got lazy

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 


Hello Olivier and Bill,

The problem "fixed itself" a couple of days later, about two weeks ago.

Again, the problem lasted for about 3 days, humidity was low, it had not rained for weeks, we had not taken any waves, we had not stressed the winches, seas were nearly flat, winds were very modest.

On the Amp use scale, no load on winches:

Starboard winch ("was problem"): starts at 43 amp, then 42, then 41.9, 41.8, 41.7...

Port winch ("perfect"): starts at 48 amp, drops quickly to 42, then 41.9, 41.8, 41.7...

Port "sounds" stronger.  Both now pull the genoa just as well under load.  We sail almost every day.

Thanks again,


Peregrinus
SM2K #350 (2002)
At anchor, near Budva, Montenegro




---In amelyachtowners@..., <greatketch@...> wrote :

I think Olivier's suggestion for distinguishing between a motor problem and a control box problem is probably easier than mine. 

Bill Kinney
SM#160 Harmonie


---In amelyachtowners@..., <svperegrinus@...> wrote :

Thank you Bill,

Will test voltage tomorrow morning after we arrive.  Am terrified of attempting to remove the electric motor, as I remember Eric of Kimberlite mentioning his was very, very stuck due to not doing a periodic maintenance Lewmar told him is mandatory, yet which does not show on our Lewmar manual that came with the boats.  Of course this maintenance has never been done on Peregrinus!

Will post here on any follow-ups.

Cheerio,

SM2K N. 350
Underway, Venice to Ortona


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC Installation in Florida

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

One caveat about Jeff Hawthorne.... yes, good and quality work... but when you tell him you want a Climma, he nay nays it and recommends an Airrrr.

Funny, Hawthorne used to show up on a list of Coastal Climate Control installers... before I worked with Jeff I actually called up Coastal and told them their Hawthorne reference was no good and they simply had no-one else!

I know Jeff will install a Climma if one insists, but in our case, we were leaving for Canada when our factory-original aft Climma blew up most spectacularly, and Coastal is a horrible company that would only provide the Climma we needed with a 3 month+ lead time.  So we went with the Airr.

Jeff re-did our refrigeration with all new Frigoboat stuff and he did a great job, too.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K Nr. 350
At anchor, Uvala Jaz (Budva), Montenegro



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine Autopilot problem

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you Bill, we will make something similar when season is over
Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC Installation in Florida

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Ian,

I “rarely” recommend people and I will add that during the 6 months I spent for repairs and maintenance in Fort Lauderdale 2 years ago, many of the companies I used did NOT meet my expectations…

One person that did the best and most honest job is Jeff Hawthorne.
He worked on my refrigeration and looking at his business card also works with Air Conditioning. his phone is: (954) 763-2653
Since he work with Frigoboat, I guess he also resell the Climma which I would suggest as it is the standard equipment on all the Super Maramu.

I know Franscisco and Oddette on Peregrinus also use him and highly talk about him.
Friends of mine owning an Alberg Rassy also used him and were very pleased with the work.

In my opinion, the 8000 or 9000 BTU are adequate for the Aft and forward cabin, but a little short for the salon…

If you need work or the 10 years maintenance on your Onan genset, I definitely recommend the Onan distributor, Jose did the work on mine.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA




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On Fri, 3/24/17, francesringley@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] AC Installation in Florida
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017, 9:15 AM


 









Our 1996 SM does not have AC (though we have an
excellent factory installed diesel heater if someone wants
one!). We are going to Florida to complete a number of jobs
this summer and AC is at the top of the list. Part of our
decision as to location in FL is dependent on who we choose
to do the installation.

Note that I am starting with the assumption
that Climma is the way to go

Two questions:

1. Can anyone recommend an installer in Florida
that has Amel SM experience installing Climma?

2. Anyone feel strongly about
another brand?


Thanks everyone.



Ian
TownsendSM153Loca
Lola IIGeorge Town, Exuma


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine Autopilot problem

greatketch@...
 


Eric,

There is no switch between the rudder angle sensors, each is dedicated to one AP computer.  There would be no way to switch them, they are proprietary. 

The old Raymarine unit has a dedicated gyrocompass, and gets other NME0183 data from an output on the chart plotter.  The new B&G unit gets wind, GPS, and heading from instruments on the NMEA2000 network.

In short, a failure of an electronic compass, or rudder angle sensor would take down the associated AP computer as well, but leave the other functioning.

In would be possible to bridge compass data between networks, and probably rudder angle data as well, but at a cost of more complexity and more things to go wrong.

I really like the flexibility and sophistication of the NMEA2000 system, BUT it is hard to set up a truly redundant system with the single data backbone.  The network itself is, at least in theory, susceptible to the failure of any of the components connected to it. I remember with fondness the combination of electronic autopilot and mechanical windvane on my old boat that shared no parts at all and were completely independent of each other in every way, everything is a compromise!

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Ponce, PR

---In amelyachtowners@..., <kimberlite@...> wrote :

Bill,

How did you switch the rudder reference transducer , the seatalk connections and the gyrocompass from one autopilot computer  to the other?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376