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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Haulout - Storage Checklists

Dan Carlson
 

The question is simple Hanspeter,  Bill and Judy lived aboard BeBe full time for 12 years. The two seasons that they were in Trinidad they were in the water and were on the boat the majority of the time.  I am looking for perspectives and checklists from Amel owners that regularly haul their boats for hurricane season. That is not an experience that Bill and Judy regularly lived.  

Thank you for tip on your use of an air conditioner.  I do have a dehumidifier and do plan to use that. And I also plan to use Peakes secure storage area.

Any perspectices from other owners would also be appreciated. 

Thanks and regards, Dan Carlson 




On Thu, May 11, 2017 at 5:21 PM, 'Hanspeter.baettig' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

Hi Dan Carlson
I and other Amel owners do not understand your question. You are the new owner of BeBe ,earlier boat from Bill the Admiral?
My two cent words. Ask him. He knows ewerything about your boat and he knows Trinidad as well as I remember.
Kr
Hanspeter
Tamango 2, SM 16
PS:
During summer time it will be humide and wet. When i was there for 3 month during huricane saison, I put on the outside of the hutch in the saloon a aircoold ac, which was checked 3 times per week by a local person. Also my boat was coverd with a with plasitic cover, seald by heat, and the boat was by Peak in a special saved yard. Saved by Rottwiler dog's in the night.
Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 11.05.2017 um 17:47 schrieb 'dancarlson367@...' dancarlson367@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi all,   We will be hauling our SM out at the end of the month for 5 months of storage in Trinidad.  


We would love to see checklists and hear tips from others who have a good annual routine. 

Some key questions for me are:
- temp and humidity control 
- UV protection 
- pest control
- dinghy storage
- storage of sails and other canvas items

Thanks for any experiences you can share.

Best regards, Dan Carlson 
sv BeBe, SM 387





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Haulout - Storage Checklists

hanspeter baettig
 

Hi Dan Carlson
I and other Amel owners do not understand your question. You are the new owner of BeBe ,earlier boat from Bill the Admiral?
My two cent words. Ask him. He knows ewerything about your boat and he knows Trinidad as well as I remember.
Kr
Hanspeter
Tamango 2, SM 16
PS:
During summer time it will be humide and wet. When i was there for 3 month during huricane saison, I put on the outside of the hutch in the saloon a aircoold ac, which was checked 3 times per week by a local person. Also my boat was coverd with a with plasitic cover, seald by heat, and the boat was by Peak in a special saved yard. Saved by Rottwiler dog's in the night.
Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 11.05.2017 um 17:47 schrieb 'dancarlson367@...' dancarlson367@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi all,   We will be hauling our SM out at the end of the month for 5 months of storage in Trinidad.  


We would love to see checklists and hear tips from others who have a good annual routine. 

Some key questions for me are:
- temp and humidity control 
- UV protection 
- pest control
- dinghy storage
- storage of sails and other canvas items

Thanks for any experiences you can share.

Best regards, Dan Carlson 
sv BeBe, SM 387





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail on the SM

Mike Ondra
 

2 photos were attached. I needed to scroll down to see them.

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:16 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail on the SM

 

 

Hello Mike,

 

Could you provide some photos of the installed rub rails at your SM?

 

Thanks so much

Olaf

 

Mia-Amara SN#135 Martinique

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: 10 May 2017 19:49
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail on the SM [2 Attachments]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from Mike Ondra included below]

We had great success with installing the Taco Marine V11-0809 Flexible Rub Rail. Comes in 50’ length for $185. Fits in the groove in the fiberglass rubrail. Pictures attached (if this works).

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240 Rock Hall, MD

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 7:36 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail on the SM

 

 

I'm thinking about putting a metal or rubber extrusion on the center part of the rub rail to keep the red part off of dock pilings.

 

Has anyone looked at this and what product did you use?

 

It seems like even with a perfect docking maneuver the marina crew insists on dragging us tight to the piling before we can position a fender.  I have fenderboards that take two or three fenders but they are tough to pre-position.  I'm thinking of rigging the fenderboards so there is a board keyed on top of the liferail so you only have to move the one thing (instead of two lines for the fenderboard and three fenders).

 

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Haulout - Storage Checklists

Dan Carlson
 

Hi all,   We will be hauling our SM out at the end of the month for 5 months of storage in Trinidad.  

We would love to see checklists and hear tips from others who have a good annual routine. 

Some key questions for me are:
- temp and humidity control 
- UV protection 
- pest control
- dinghy storage
- storage of sails and other canvas items

Thanks for any experiences you can share.

Best regards, Dan Carlson 
sv BeBe, SM 387





Re: shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

Craig Briggs
 

Great advice from Bill Kinney, to which I’d add that your yacht insurance likely excludes transporting the vessel, so you need a separate policy. Transport policies typically treat your yacht as “cargo” and fully depreciate for any damage, unlike a yacht policy that provides new-for-old. I don’t know if full coverage is available, but it would be worth finding out.

Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris, Ft Pierce


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail on the SM [2 Attachments]

Olaf RENOS at Yahoo <olaf_renos@...>
 

Hello Mike,

 

Could you provide some photos of the installed rub rails at your SM?

 

Thanks so much

Olaf

 

Mia-Amara SN#135 Martinique

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: 10 May 2017 19:49
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail on the SM [2 Attachments]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from Mike Ondra included below]

We had great success with installing the Taco Marine V11-0809 Flexible Rub Rail. Comes in 50’ length for $185. Fits in the groove in the fiberglass rubrail. Pictures attached (if this works).

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240 Rock Hall, MD

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 7:36 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail on the SM

 

 

I'm thinking about putting a metal or rubber extrusion on the center part of the rub rail to keep the red part off of dock pilings.

 

Has anyone looked at this and what product did you use?

 

It seems like even with a perfect docking maneuver the marina crew insists on dragging us tight to the piling before we can position a fender.  I have fenderboards that take two or three fenders but they are tough to pre-position.  I'm thinking of rigging the fenderboards so there is a board keyed on top of the liferail so you only have to move the one thing (instead of two lines for the fenderboard and three fenders).

 

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail on the SM

Mike Ondra
 

We had great success with installing the Taco Marine V11-0809 Flexible Rub Rail. Comes in 50’ length for $185. Fits in the groove in the fiberglass rubrail. Pictures attached (if this works).

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240 Rock Hall, MD

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2017 7:36 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rub Rail on the SM

 

 

I'm thinking about putting a metal or rubber extrusion on the center part of the rub rail to keep the red part off of dock pilings.

 

Has anyone looked at this and what product did you use?

 

It seems like even with a perfect docking maneuver the marina crew insists on dragging us tight to the piling before we can position a fender.  I have fenderboards that take two or three fenders but they are tough to pre-position.  I'm thinking of rigging the fenderboards so there is a board keyed on top of the liferail so you only have to move the one thing (instead of two lines for the fenderboard and three fenders).

 

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

greatketch@...
 

Some other generic advice on large boat trailering  from previous experience:

The KEY dimension is usually not the width or the length, but the height from keel to top of hull.  Anything over 12 feet becomes very problematic because of bridge clearance.

Be sure that the trucker agrees HE is responsible for ALL damage on arrival.  Don't leave room for him to try to wiggle out and blame the boat yard that did the prep. Once he signs for it and takes possession, it's his.   It can be a good idea to find a trucker who has worked with the prepping boatyard in the past had has a good working relationship with them. Inspect the truck BEFORE loading.  If there are missing or damaged fenders and//or mudflats, do not put your boat on that truck, road gravel can really do a number on your hull in 2000 miles..

The assembling boatyard can really be your best friend.  If they are good, with highly experienced staff, they will notice damage that might otherwise be missed.  Be sure you are there with a camera for unloading. In my experience, the mast and rigging is the most likely to suffer damage.  If there are any parts that haven't been unwrapped and inspected when the trucker is ready to leave, make sure those parts are NOT signed off as "accepted in good condition".

Make sure you understand the trucker's insurance, their deductible, and policy for handling small claims.  If they have a $5000 deductible, how will they handle a $6000 claim?  They will probably not want to file an insurance claim to recover $1000, but they still need to pay YOU.

Be sure that the quote up front includes ALL the expenses.  Over-size load permits, chase cars, trucker overtime, fuel surcharges, etc, etc.  The incidentals can make a very long list that can add up to a bit peice of the final bill.  The rules vary from state to state, and some of them conflict in almost funny ways.  In one state the oversized load could only move on the roads during daylight.  In the NEXT state, only at night.  Really?

Make sure the boat is sealed as close to air tight as you can get.  You do NOT want diesel soot from the truck getting inside!  You'll have enough fun cleaning soot and road grime off the outside.

Give the trucker a camera.  Pictures of your boat in the high desert, and mountain passes will be fun to have.

I had one trucking company come in with a low, but reasonable, bid. They came highly recommended.  In the weeks before the trip, they started to add extra fees, one after another, after another, until they were the HIGHEST bid.  What happened?  They had bid assuming they had a return load.  They lost that job, and with out a return paying trip, they no longer wanted the job, but didn't want to say so.  They just kept upping the cost until I told them to get lost.

And one last thing...  on a cross continent trip, remember the weather in the mountain passes!  Outside of high summer, you might need to prep the boat for freezing temperatures!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Nanny Cay, Tortola, BVI


Re: shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

sbmesasailor
 

Hi Curt,

We trucked Libertad (Maramu #121) from New Orleans to San Diego.  I'm pretty sure the boat was loaded correctly relative to keeping the load on the keel -all the hatches close tight and we don't creak -much.  Yes, we did have to remove the dodger -they merely reversed it into the cockpit and secured it.  Our problem was that I had to leave the boatyard before the final preparations were completed.  I left a full roll of bubble wrap to be used on the masts but apparently they didn't think it was necessary.  When the boat arrived in SD, the sail track on the mizzen mast was crushed.  It wasn't discovered until the trucker was paid and gone -my bad.

My recommendation is to be there during the entire loading and unloading process and make them do it the way you want it done.  Take the time to inspect the parts of the boat that may have been in contact with the trailer.  Don't pay the trucker until you are satisfied all is well.

Dennis Johns
Currently in Grand Cayman


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Curt,
An advantage of this forum is you'll get the whole spectrum of experiences. I shipped a prior sailboat of mine from Michigan to New York. As an experiment I put a Styrofoam cup filled with water on the galley counter - it arrived with not a drop spilled.
You can disconnect the wires of the furling motors either below at the relays or at the motors (where you will likely have to cut a soldered joint, which you can easily redo or use clamp connectors). - if you disconnect at the motors it is a good time to inspect/replace the brushes and clean the commutators. It's not expensive to give it to a motor shop and they'll clean everything (which, I know, sounds unlike my usual DIY mentality, but sometimes it's worth a compromise ;-).
Good luck,
Craig Briggs, SN#68 Sangaris


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

Curt,

 

Oops, I was so passionate about not trucking a boat, I forgot to answer the question. The sail motor wires will only disconnect from the solenoids in the forward head and need to be pulled up. Same is true for the furling on the headsail (accessed in a junction box inside the forward port deck locker). All other mast connections can be accessed in the panels at the base of each mast.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

 

 

We are planning to truck our Maramu to Washington State. 

Has anyone had experience decommissioning an Amel for truck hauling?

Particularly, what is the best method to un-wire the mainsail furlling motor and outhaul motor and remove the wires?

Is it best to disconnect the wires from the solenoids in the forward head and pull them up and out of the boat and mast, or is it best to disconnect the wires from the motors and pull them down and out of the mast?

Any other decommissioning suggestions and tips would be appreciated.

Curt Epperson
Languedoc
1987 Maramu, #217

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Creaking floor plate

Dean Gillies
 

Gentlemen,

Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.

 

Bill K,

I agree it is very interesting that such a minor creak in an Amel causes such consternation.  We also looked at Discovery and Oyster yachts in the 55 foot range which exhibited plenty of creaking floor plates. It was just considered normal. I guess that’s why we’re shopping for an Amel.

 

Bill R,

Joel has already provided us with assistance on other queries, but we are buying in Europe so it’s not really his territory. Unless of course it’s an American yacht selling in Europe, and we have not seen any of those for sale.

 

Cheers,

Dean

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, 8 May 2017 6:11 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Creaking floor plate

 

 

Dean,

 

You are correct. The wood flooring extends from the solon down the passageway to the aft berth. Some of us, me included, were thinking about the Super Maramu with carpet in the passageway.

 

I do not know how that faux teak is applied in the passage way and if there is no obvious application, I would bet that it is attached with adhesive. 

 

If you consider this boat, I would certainly have the surveyor look closely in this area to determine why you have squeaking. One possibility, and if I am correct about the adhesive, maybe this area of the boat became wet. I would have the surveyor look closely there to eliminate that theoretical possibility. And, of course, more 54 owners may respond with better information. I have sailed a 54, but have not been aboard for long periods.

 

I hope this helps you and good luck on your search. Have you worked with Joel Potter in your search? He knows more about Amels that anyone in the Americas, and has sold more Amels than anyone. He usually has a few of the best pre-owned Amels available for resale.

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School 
www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

 

 

 

On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 10:26 AM, trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gents,

There is no carpet in the passageway, it is a single board of teak/holly laminate flooring.

 

The creaking happens when walking on the floor board. The board is slightly warped and moves (almost invisibly) as you walk on it, rubbing against the wall panel on the side of the battery compartment. 

 

Cheers

Dean

 

ps this is the third time I've tried to "reply" using the group web interface. My replies just seem to disappear into the ether. 

 

 

 

 

Virus-free. www.avg.com

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

James Alton
 

Curt,

    We are really glad to hear that you have decided to keep Laguedoc and take her home.  Joann and I also plan to make the trip up the inside passage to Alaska and think that the Maramu will be a great boat for the trip.

    As you know, I have not yet decommissioned and moved a Maramu by truck, but I have moved a lot of boats around some which were 60+ years old and pretty delicate with no damage.  They key to preventing damage is to keep the weight of the hull almost entirely on the keel and to use oversized well padded support pads to prevent any possible point loading.  It is also important to not set those pads up overly tight.  Even the big heavy trailers will twist a little on uneven ground and you don’t want that stress transferred to the hull and create a point load.  So long as the weight of the boat is almost entirely on the keel, the forces on the pads is minimal.  I cannot imagine that a hull meant to be be able to cross oceans would be damaged by trucking so long as the trailer is set up correctly.  Think about how much more area of the hull is supported by perhaps 24 square feet (6 pads 2’ x 2’ in this example) of pads versus the narrow strap used to haul the entire weight of the hull.  It is possible that our boat may someday make the same trip across the US to the PNW, so we will be following your progress.  If there is anything that we can do to help, just let us know.

Best,

James and Joann Alton
SV, Sueno,  Maramu #220


 

  

We are planning to truck our Maramu to Washington State.  

Has anyone had experience decommissioning an Amel for truck hauling?

Particularly, what is the best method to un-wire the mainsail furlling motor and outhaul motor and remove the wires?

Is it best to disconnect the wires from the solenoids in the forward head and pull them up and out of the boat and mast, or is it best to disconnect the wires from the motors and pull them down and out of the mast?

Any other decommissioning suggestions and tips would be appreciated.

Curt Epperson
Languedoc
1987 Maramu, #217

 





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

karkauai
 

Kristy made the 700? mile trip from Lake Texoma to Galveston without a hitch.  Wires for mainsail furling/outhaul were disconnected from motors and brought below.

The dodger had to be removed because of height issues.
Kent
SM 243

On May 9, 2017, at 12:57 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Curt,

 

I would seriously reconsider this plan. A previous boat of ours was shipped and was never the same afterward. The boat was tight, quiet under sail and never creaked. We transported it 1500 miles on an air cushioned trailer hauled by a semi truck. The boat was never the same. It creaked every time it moved and port holes leaked. It took us years to undo the damage done because of the road trip. I will never do this to another boat again. Just my two cents.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

 

 

We are planning to truck our Maramu to Washington State. 

Has anyone had experience decommissioning an Amel for truck hauling?

Particularly, what is the best method to un-wire the mainsail furlling motor and outhaul motor and remove the wires?

Is it best to disconnect the wires from the solenoids in the forward head and pull them up and out of the boat and mast, or is it best to disconnect the wires from the motors and pull them down and out of the mast?

Any other decommissioning suggestions and tips would be appreciated.

Curt Epperson
Languedoc
1987 Maramu, #217

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

John Clark
 

I bet you could get more than a few experienced Amel owners who would be willing to crew on a delivery. Alway more fun on someone else's Amel!

John Clark
Vent de Soleil SM 37
Great Bay St. Maarten

On May 9, 2017 1:43 PM, "sail2live@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We are planning to truck our Maramu to Washington State. 

Has anyone had experience decommissioning an Amel for truck hauling?

Particularly, what is the best method to un-wire the mainsail furlling motor and outhaul motor and remove the wires?

Is it best to disconnect the wires from the solenoids in the forward head and pull them up and out of the boat and mast, or is it best to disconnect the wires from the motors and pull them down and out of the mast?

Any other decommissioning suggestions and tips would be appreciated.

Curt Epperson
Languedoc
1987 Maramu, #217



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

Mark Erdos
 

Curt,

 

Oops, I was so passionate about not trucking a boat, I forgot to answer the question. The sail motor wires will only disconnect from the solenoids in the forward head and need to be pulled up. Same is true for the furling on the headsail (accessed in a junction box inside the forward port deck locker). All other mast connections can be accessed in the panels at the base of each mast.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

 

 

We are planning to truck our Maramu to Washington State. 

Has anyone had experience decommissioning an Amel for truck hauling?

Particularly, what is the best method to un-wire the mainsail furlling motor and outhaul motor and remove the wires?

Is it best to disconnect the wires from the solenoids in the forward head and pull them up and out of the boat and mast, or is it best to disconnect the wires from the motors and pull them down and out of the mast?

Any other decommissioning suggestions and tips would be appreciated.

Curt Epperson
Languedoc
1987 Maramu, #217

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

Mark Erdos
 

Curt,

 

I would seriously reconsider this plan. A previous boat of ours was shipped and was never the same afterward. The boat was tight, quiet under sail and never creaked. We transported it 1500 miles on an air cushioned trailer hauled by a semi truck. The boat was never the same. It creaked every time it moved and port holes leaked. It took us years to undo the damage done because of the road trip. I will never do this to another boat again. Just my two cents.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

 

 

We are planning to truck our Maramu to Washington State. 

Has anyone had experience decommissioning an Amel for truck hauling?

Particularly, what is the best method to un-wire the mainsail furlling motor and outhaul motor and remove the wires?

Is it best to disconnect the wires from the solenoids in the forward head and pull them up and out of the boat and mast, or is it best to disconnect the wires from the motors and pull them down and out of the mast?

Any other decommissioning suggestions and tips would be appreciated.

Curt Epperson
Languedoc
1987 Maramu, #217

 


shipping across U.S. by truck, east to west

curtepp
 

We are planning to truck our Maramu to Washington State. 

Has anyone had experience decommissioning an Amel for truck hauling?

Particularly, what is the best method to un-wire the mainsail furlling motor and outhaul motor and remove the wires?

Is it best to disconnect the wires from the solenoids in the forward head and pull them up and out of the boat and mast, or is it best to disconnect the wires from the motors and pull them down and out of the mast?

Any other decommissioning suggestions and tips would be appreciated.

Curt Epperson
Languedoc
1987 Maramu, #217



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Santorin - propeller generator - Hutchinson belt to be changed

Siviero Attilio <attilio.siviero@...>
 

Hi Craig, 
This summer we would like to run back and forth in lower Aegean, through the Cyclades, and in Oct drop down the Peloponese back to the Ionians, maybe leaving Sisila at Lefkada, but not sure.
Thanks Craig for the usual secret#!

Attilio & Maria Siviero 
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"


Il giorno 08 mag 2017, alle ore 16:05, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

Ciao amico,

Sorry, but yes, you will have to uncouple the engine and slide it back a little. No problem though, as I'm sure Maria can do it in about 15 minutes.
Looks like you are headed west. Will you be dropping down around the Pelopenese or doing the Canal?
Cheers,
Craig & Katherine 


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Dear Craig, 

Before to leave Didim last week, I noticed that the belt coupling the propeller shaft to the secondary generator, useful to have some power when sailing at 4kts or more and with the gear in neutral, was heavily damaged and close to failure. Since there was a spare one already positioned close to the propeller block, I changed the belt and now the system works properly.

Obviously now I do not have a spare belt, therefore the question is: to install a new belt, to keep as spare close to the propeller block, should I disconnect the junction, rise the entire engine, and place the new belt? Or, the belt can be assembled locally?

Thanks for a light

Attilio&Maria
Amel Santorin #84 "Sisila" now in Lavrion, Olympic Marina

Inviato da iPad



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Santorin - propeller generator - Hutchinson belt to be changed

Siviero Attilio <attilio.siviero@...>
 

Thanks, Craig, precious as always

Attilio & Maria Siviero 
Amel Santorin#84 "Sisila"


Il giorno 08 mag 2017, alle ore 19:32, Ian Park parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> ha scritto:

Thanks Craig. Haven't done the job myself. Just watched. Good tip about taking the weight off. 
Ian



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Creaking floor plate

greatketch@...
 

I just wanted to throw out a comment here from somebody who has spent a lot of time on boats other than those built by Amel...

I think it is just awesome that Amel builds boats so well that a squeaking floor board attracts attention as something out of the ordinary.  

Our Harmonie is 20 years old, has be around the world twice, and even in a strong seaway she is as quiet as a church mouse.  That is amazing.

Bill Kinney
SM160 Harmonie
Road Town, Tortola, BVI