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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Shipping sails from the US to Europe

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

You are obliged to pay customs and VAT as soon as you buy things outside from an other country then were you are. Within Europe, there is a VAT-free commercial area, meaning you don't need to pay VAT Or customs when shopping from one EU-Country To an other.
If you are a "boat-in-transit" you can get your VAT money back, when you leave EU, but not the customs fee. And the refund is complicated. It means you have to pay the VAT first.

My suggestion is that you buy your sail here in Europe instead.

Regards
Annsofie, S/Y Lady Annila SM 232, 1998
Present at Kefalonia, Greece


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10 juli 2017 kl. 02:57 skrev greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 


Greg,

I have no first hand experience with the mainland EU, but many islands in the Caribbean, including those that are officially part of the EU, have VAT and Duty exceptions for "Yachts in Transit."  Taxes are not collected on imports that are addressed to boats with a valid short-term cruising permit.  

Of course if your yacht has been imported into the UK or other EU country and is not "in transit" Duty and VAT are probably just going to be the cost of life.

For Duty purposes, be sure you know where your sails are really coming from.  Very few are made in the USA anymore, most coming from Siri Lanka, Thailand, Hong Kong, or China.

It's worth a closer look with someone who really knows what they are talking about! 

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston,Mass



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

I have just had the unpleasant experience of shipping an ammeter from the US to the UK and being hit with 22% duty and VAT plus handling and clearing charges. Apparently this now happens routinely, if the item is more than about $45.
Not a big deal because the value is small, but I had been thinking of sourcing some sails in the US and shipping them direct to Italy later this year.
Has anyone had any experience with US sails being shipped into the EU? I really don't want a surprise like I got with the ammeter.

Greg Shea
Cap des Iles, Sharki 133


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hazy wind screen

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you we will try that
Paul


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hazy wind screen

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

It is possible to clean off haze. I used Novus 7100 plastic polish kit. It consists of three containers: 1) for cleaning and polishing ; 2) for light scratch removal and ; 3) for heavy scratch removal . It costs $16 on Amazon. You will need serious elbow grease or - preferably - a power buffer to get stellar results.
Ben




Ben and Gayle
S/V La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Jul 10, 2017, at 2:52 PM, osterberg.paul.l@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

storage.


Hazy wind screen

Paul Osterberg
 

Our starboard wind screen have patches which are hazy, if one put water or wash them it dissapere, but as soon as it dries the haziness is back. It looks almost as on a car windscren when wenitilation is poor and the surface just starts to get #foggy# anyone know if it is possible to get rid of the haziness?

Have anyone tried to polish the screen? when I was a kid we use to make items in # Plexiglas # and when polished they shined as crystal.

If  we need to change the wind screen, anyone who had made that so that one also can open the starboard windscreen 

Pail on SY Kerpa SM #259





Re: Shipping sails from the US to Europe

greatketch@...
 


Greg,

I have no first hand experience with the mainland EU, but many islands in the Caribbean, including those that are officially part of the EU, have VAT and Duty exceptions for "Yachts in Transit."  Taxes are not collected on imports that are addressed to boats with a valid short-term cruising permit.  

Of course if your yacht has been imported into the UK or other EU country and is not "in transit" Duty and VAT are probably just going to be the cost of life.

For Duty purposes, be sure you know where your sails are really coming from.  Very few are made in the USA anymore, most coming from Siri Lanka, Thailand, Hong Kong, or China.

It's worth a closer look with someone who really knows what they are talking about! 

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston,Mass



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

I have just had the unpleasant experience of shipping an ammeter from the US to the UK and being hit with 22% duty and VAT plus handling and clearing charges. Apparently this now happens routinely, if the item is more than about $45.
Not a big deal because the value is small, but I had been thinking of sourcing some sails in the US and shipping them direct to Italy later this year.
Has anyone had any experience with US sails being shipped into the EU? I really don't want a surprise like I got with the ammeter.

Greg Shea
Cap des Iles, Sharki 133


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mizzem mast radar cable

greatketch@...
 


Thanks Christian,

It's solved now. 

I am well familiar with mast conduits, having installed them in masts before for all the reasons you describe, as well as keeping the wires quiet as the boat rolls.  The primary frustration with this project was everything I found was different than the descriptions I got before starting. Maybe Amel did things differently on the newer boats? 

Based on the description of a large channel with wires immobilized with foam plugs, I assumed it would be easiest to pull the wire UP the mast with the terminal plug attached. When I ran into problems I looked in with my borescope. When I saw the conduit and rivets, It was obvious that leading with the plug wasn't going to work, and pulling DOWN through the conduit with a bare end leading was going to be the required approach.  That went easy as pie. It would have saved a couple trips up the mast if I had known ahead of time. Live and learn. Always look for yourself--first.

As you describe, there are multiple wire channels in my mizzen mast.  The radar lead is the only wire that runs in the separately attached aluminum conduit (not PVC on my boat).  The other wires (AIS antenna lead, Tiratic antenna lead, Deck light power) all run in a channel extruded as part of the mast section itself.  I assume that is the conduit you describe as running to the top of the mast.

Thanks again
Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston, Mass


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

the conduits (one from step to spreaders, oe from step to top) are part of original design as found on all boats to keep cables apart from halyards & damage by friction.
rivet heads protruding through the Inside of the pvc conduit can be a pain when pulling leader lines as they will catch on nylon fiber & add friction when pulling.
I did meet problems too, & solved it (in part) using fishing line - monofilament leader 140 to 170 Lbs - as a leader.

fair winds
christian alby - Désirade VIII MARAMU 116 now in Canet Roussillon  




De : "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
À : amelyachtowners@...
Envoyé le : Dimanche 9 juillet 2017 21h43
Objet : [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mizzem mast radar cable

 
Sometime no matter how hard you prepare, you run into surprises... 

My boat has conduit that runs up the starboard side of the wire channel in the mizzen mast. It is attached to the starboard side of the wire channel in the mizzen mast. The problem is that the end of my radar cable keeps getting hung up on the rivets. With enough wiggling and tugging, I have gotten it most of the way through, but the last little bit is giving me fits.

Since nobody mentioned the presence of conduit, I am guessing this is a special "improvement" from a previous owner?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston, Mass



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mizzem mast radar cable

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

the conduits (one from step to spreaders, oe from step to top) are part of original design as found on all boats to keep cables apart from halyards & damage by friction.
rivet heads protruding through the Inside of the pvc conduit can be a pain when pulling leader lines as they will catch on nylon fiber & add friction when pulling.
I did meet problems too, & solved it (in part) using fishing line - monofilament leader 140 to 170 Lbs - as a leader.

fair winds
christian alby - Désirade VIII MARAMU 116 now in Canet Roussillon  




De : "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]"
À : amelyachtowners@...
Envoyé le : Dimanche 9 juillet 2017 21h43
Objet : [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mizzem mast radar cable

 
Sometime no matter how hard you prepare, you run into surprises... 

My boat has conduit that runs up the starboard side of the wire channel in the mizzen mast. It is attached to the starboard side of the wire channel in the mizzen mast. The problem is that the end of my radar cable keeps getting hung up on the rivets. With enough wiggling and tugging, I have gotten it most of the way through, but the last little bit is giving me fits.

Since nobody mentioned the presence of conduit, I am guessing this is a special "improvement" from a previous owner?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston, Mass



Re: Mizzem mast radar cable

greatketch@...
 

Sometime no matter how hard you prepare, you run into surprises... 

My boat has conduit that runs up the starboard side of the wire channel in the mizzen mast. It is attached to the starboard side of the wire channel in the mizzen mast. The problem is that the end of my radar cable keeps getting hung up on the rivets. With enough wiggling and tugging, I have gotten it most of the way through, but the last little bit is giving me fits.

Since nobody mentioned the presence of conduit, I am guessing this is a special "improvement" from a previous owner?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston, Mass


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air Conditioning Climma Marine Compact 9 EH Replacement

Eric Freedman
 

Alexandre,

The dometic unit has a digital thermostat and you can set it for anytemperature you like.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

Just got back to Ny from St Marten  9 days 21 hours –no wind.

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2017 9:52 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air Conditioning Climma Marine Compact 9 EH Replacement

 

 

Hello Bill,

Veco/Coastal Climate Control just replied they can't (don't want) to sell the compressor only...

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Thu, 6/29/17, Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air Conditioning Climma Marine Compact 9 EH Replacement
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017, 6:19 AM


Good morning Bill,

That would be wonderful if I could only
need a new compressor!!!

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Wed, 6/28/17, 'Bill & Judy
Rouse' yahoogroups@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air
Conditioning Climma Marine Compact 9 EH Replacement
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
<amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 4:50
PM


 



 


   
     
     
      Alex,
Smart move. You have done all you
can do...now it is time for a Climma
Tech.
Good luck, even if the compressor
needs replacing, it will be less than
$1,000.
Best,
CW Bill RouseAdmiral,
Texas Navy Commander EmeritusAmel
School www.amelschool.com 720
Winnie StGalveston Island,
TX77550+1(832) 380-4970



On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at
4:11 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:













 

 



 


   
     
     
      Good afternoon
Bill,



Coastal Climate Control just told me a
replacement unit is
$3,455.34 plus the Vega MK3 display.
$279.78, plus shipping
to me.  Then also won’t arrive
before september. 



I totally agree a smaller unit would
be adequate.  I ask
Coastal Climate Control about these.

But first might go back to Sint
Maarten to have a real
specialist checking the unit.



Thanks again, sincerely, Alexandre



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On Wed, 6/28/17, 'Bill & Judy
Rouse' yahoogroups@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com
> wrote:



Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Air
Conditioning Climma
Marine Compact 9 EH Replacement

  To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com
" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com
>

  Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017,
12:42 PM

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

     

       

       

        Alex,

  Since that is the aft cabin, you
can

  probably get by with a smaller
Climma Compact unit, maybe
as

  low as 6,000 BTU.

  Write Coastal Climate Control

 
.com>

  Best,

 

  CW

  Bill RouseAdmiral, Texas

  NavyCommander

  EmeritusAmel
School www.amelschool.com720 Winnie
StGalveston Island, TX

  77550+1(832)
380-4970

 

 

 

  On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at

  12:13 PM, Alexandre Uster von
Baar uster@...

  [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com
>

  wrote:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

   

 

 

     

       

       

        Good
afternoon,

 

 

 

  Looks like I will have to
replace my air conditioning
Climma

  Marine Compact 9 EH

 

 

 

  I would prefer to stay with
Climma Marine as it is the

  original equipment.

 

 

 

  Has anyone purchase the newer
Climma Marine unit?  From

  where and how much? 

 

 

 

  Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

  Sincerely, Alexandre

 

  SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

 

  Port de Gustavia, Saint
Barthélémy, FWI

 

 

 


Re: Hot salty water coming from a small pipe out of the through hole by the entrance door

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 

Hallo Ofer, I have to add to the previous answer, that it is very important to see and hear the splashing water from the siphon is working - otherwise you have the risk of getting water into the engine. But you are in the same situation as I was few days ago - looking for something you find new things on the boat -still after 5 years.
We had barnacles on the prop after the winter and the engine reaches only 1100 rmp - 45 minutes diving for cleaning the prop. My first year with propspeed.I found one side of every three blades relative clean and after cleaning the surface of the blades looked good and max. RPM is 2450 .
Whenever I would have a problem with Rpm of the engine I would dive !
With every fuel I take I add Grotamar against diesel-pest. If you think your fuel is contaminated a Grotamar shocktherapy and changing the fuel filter.
Do you know that your VW TDI has a OD2 output to get more diagnosis from the motor. 
It is in the box on starboard of the engine with the 3 red led on the top.
You will find OD2 meters in the Internet,  I searched for VW TDI OD2.

WOLFGANG WEBER SY Elise Amel 54 #162 Marina Zea Athens 
back to work on Monday 





Shipping sails from the US to Europe

Gregory Shea
 

I have just had the unpleasant experience of shipping an ammeter from the US to the UK and being hit with 22% duty and VAT plus handling and clearing charges. Apparently this now happens routinely, if the item is more than about $45.
Not a big deal because the value is small, but I had been thinking of sourcing some sails in the US and shipping them direct to Italy later this year.
Has anyone had any experience with US sails being shipped into the EU? I really don't want a surprise like I got with the ammeter.

Greg Shea
Cap des Iles, Sharki 133


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hot salty water coming from a small pipe out of the through hole by the entrance door

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Ofer,

I think you have 2 problems here. 

The engine hunting is likely a fuel contamination issue. Check your filters then add a diesel bug killer. 

Ask Emek to help you.  :-)

Jean-Pierre 


On 9 Jul 2017, at 09:18, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning Ofer,

I think you talk about the “syphon breaker” for the engine.
Try to follow the tube to see if it goes to your engine.
Here is how it looks on the SM2K:
http://nikimat.com/volvo_tmd22p_siphon_break.html

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Plaisance de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI

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On Sun, 7/9/17, ofer magen ofermagen@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hot salty water coming from a small pipe out of the through hole by the entrance door
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 7:15 AM


 









Hallo to all, We are motoring in
turkey. We are hearing splashing water noise from the
draining hole near the door. We checked and saw a small pipe
about 15 cm in the hole. Out of that pipe there is hot salty
water coming out and making the noise. Does anyone know what
that is?  
With that,
the motor is not holding above 2200 RPM and going down to
1500 and up again. But we can hold steady on 2200 RPM if we
go slowly up there. 
Any
idea? 
Thanks . 
Ofer Magen Alba Amel54 2010
#160





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster limit switches

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Duane,
I purchase the sensors from Amel (both Martinique and La Rochelle).
Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Sun, 7/9/17, sailor63109@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bow thruster limit switches
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 8:49 AM


 









Alexandre,
Do
you have another web page showing where to obtain the
sensors and your replacement?
Thanks,DuaneWanderer,
SM#477


Re: Bow thruster limit switches

Duane Siegfri
 

Alexandre,

Do you have another web page showing where to obtain the sensors and your replacement?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel54 Main Sail Furler

greatketch@...
 

Hanspeter,

I am sure Bill R. will have his own thoughts to add, but here are my ideas...

I believe you are suggesting that the sail needs to be rolled up to gybe.  I never do this.  There is no need. Boats with traditional sails do not douse the sail to gybe, and you do not have to either.  Here is my normal procedure, which is basically the same for the main and the mizzen:
  1. Sail at 160 to 150 degrees off the true wind.
  2. Loosen the preventer, and detach from the gunwale. I usually leave it attached to the boom and let it come across with the sail. If you use two preventers, it is even easier, just uncleat the one on the leeward side.
  3. Bring in the main sheet until the boom is almost over the traveler. If you set it up too tight the traveler will be hard to move.
  4. Move the traveler all the way over to what will become the new windward side of the boat.
  5. Slowly turn the boat to 160-150 degrees off the apparent wind on the new tack. During the turn the boom will cross to the new side.  If you have removed most of the slack from the system, it will not be a violent event..
  6. As soon as the boom crosses, ease the sheet.
  7. Reattach and tighten the preventer.
A second part of your question might be how to furl the sail when reaching or running in strong winds.  The answer is you need to come up into the wind enough to get the sail luffing, off the shrouds and the boom free. This is not at all unique to a roller furling sail.  A traditional slab reef sail can not be pulled down if it is held tight to shrouds by 30 knots of wind. Once the sail is fully luffing it can be rolled up.  You do not need to point the bow into the wind, but you DO need to get the wind pressure off the sail.  No need for the engine, the jib will keep you moving along at an appropriate wind angle.
.  
Can you get away with rolling the sail under tension?  Yes--sometimes.  Maybe even most of the time. But doing so risks fouling the sail, and is very hard on the sail, and the furling gear and should be avoided. If you have battens in the sail, it might not be possible.

Hopefully, by the time the true wind has gotten to 30 knots you have a pretty significant amount of sail already rolled up, ("Reef early!  Reef often!")  so the last bit goes pretty easily.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Boston, Mass


---In amelyachtowners@..., <hanspeter.baettig@...> wrote :

Hello Bill
Brilliant how do you explains to the US newbes how to furling the  mainsail. I agree.But please explaine us how you furling in the main mainsail (as a Commander Emeritus)
how to furling the mainsail, ocean crossing, tradwinds 30 kn on the reach or behind, and you do neede to make a jib. Of cours you set up a "bullen stander" to avoid a jyb in the the stars.
Hope you and your wife have a  good time in your new house down the Texas cost 👍
Best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2
SM 16
Cacliaria, Sardinia, Italy

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hot salty water coming from a small pipe out of the through hole by the entrance door

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Ofer,

I think you talk about the “syphon breaker” for the engine.
Try to follow the tube to see if it goes to your engine.
Here is how it looks on the SM2K:
http://nikimat.com/volvo_tmd22p_siphon_break.html

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Plaisance de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



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On Sun, 7/9/17, ofer magen ofermagen@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Hot salty water coming from a small pipe out of the through hole by the entrance door
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017, 7:15 AM


 









Hallo to all, We are motoring in
turkey. We are hearing splashing water noise from the
draining hole near the door. We checked and saw a small pipe
about 15 cm in the hole. Out of that pipe there is hot salty
water coming out and making the noise. Does anyone know what
that is?  
With that,
the motor is not holding above 2200 RPM and going down to
1500 and up again. But we can hold steady on 2200 RPM if we
go slowly up there. 
Any
idea? 
Thanks . 
Ofer Magen Alba Amel54 2010
#160


Hot salty water coming from a small pipe out of the through hole by the entrance door

ofer magen
 

Hallo to all, 
We are motoring in turkey. We are hearing splashing water noise from the draining hole near the door. We checked and saw a small pipe about 15 cm in the hole. Out of that pipe there is hot salty water coming out and making the noise. Does anyone know what that is?  

With that, the motor is not holding above 2200 RPM and going down to 1500 and up again. But we can hold steady on 2200 RPM if we go slowly up there. 
Any idea? 

Thanks . 
Ofer Magen
Alba Amel54 2010 #160


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster limit switches

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Here it is.

http://nikimat.com/bow_thruster_sensor.html

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Port de Plaisance de Gustavia, Saint Barthélémy, FWI



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On Sat, 7/8/17, Mcgovern.denise@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster limit switches
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017, 3:35 PM


 









Can someone post or send me a photo of the limit
switches on a Super Maramu bow thruster. The switches are
marked B, H, and SP and we need the positions.



Mark is making adjustments in St. Thomas en route to the
Chesapeake.



Thanks,

Denise and Mark McGovern

S/V Cara

SM

Mcgovern.denise at gmail.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel54 Main Sail Furler

hanspeter baettig
 

Hello Bill
Brilliant how do you explains to the US newbes how to furling the  mainsail. I agree.But please explaine us how you furling in the main mainsail (as a Commander Emeritus)
how to furling the mainsail, ocean crossing, tradwinds 30 kn on the reach or behind, and you do neede to make a jib. Of cours you set up a "bullen stander" to avoid a jyb in the the stars.
Hope you and your wife have a  good time in your new house down the Texas cost 👍
Best regards
Hanspeter
Tamango 2
SM 16
Cacliaria, Sardinia, Italy

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Am 08.07.2017 um 14:37 schrieb 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Courtney,

I still don't have enough information to give you a definite answer, so here goes my best guess.

The sail has "backlashed" or in other words wound backwards over itself. It is going to take a someone keeping a very close eye on the leech where it goes into the slot in the mast to direct a crew member to furl and unfurl until you get the backlash out. While performing this it is difficult for me to tell you when to have pressure on the clew (outhaul tension) because it depends on how the sail is backlashed. The number one thing that you need to have is patience and do this one inch at a time, moving the furling motor to furl and unfurl while pulling at the appropriate time on the clew (outhaul). If you like, give me a call at the number below. I am assuming that the sails are original and has battens. The battens will make this job much more difficult. If you run out of patience, seek the help of a sail loft.

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 Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 1:19 PM, itsfun1 Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill
1. Sails were luffing, I had used the sail to get off a sandbar and rushed taking it in.
2. Was 80% until I tired to unfurl and now 100% (another bad)
3. They attempt to move but no movement I didn't push it as I did not want to make a bad situation worse. 
Thanks 
Courtney 
Amel 54, Trippin 
Brunswick 



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-------- Original message --------
From: "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: 7/7/17 12:10 PM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel54 Main Sail Furler

 

Hi Courtney,

Your question causes me to ask questions.
  1. At what angle to the wind were you when furling and wind speed?
  2. Where is the mainsail stuck? 80% furled? 100% furled?
  3. Please confirm that the sails are original and battened?
  4. Do the outhaul and furler motors attempt to haul the sail, or is there no motor action?
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550





On Fri, Jul 7, 2017 at 9:29 AM, itsfun1 Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Hi all,
After our first sail we have a stuck main sail not enough tension while furling.  Question is how do I solve the problem? 
Thanks 
Courtney 
Amel 54 Trippin'
Brunswick 


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From: "SV Garulfo svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om>
Date: 7/7/17 9:57 AM (GMT-05:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel54 ONAN Generator MDKBN Fuel Pump 149 2646

 

Thanks all for extensive responses.
As for some of you, this must be the result of a prior mechanics work.
We will bear in mind your recommendations when we do our first intervention.

Best wishes,


On 5 July 2017 at 18:29, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Thanks for the plug, Porter.

Every Amel owner should do their very best to contain saltwater when opening anything with saltwater. A combination of towels and suction will keep your Amel engine room looking new. And, it is no more trouble to do things the BEST way. 


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 Jul 5, 2017 09:35, "Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
Mine is extremely rusty.  Purchased that way: likely prior mechanic did not use the Bill Rouse wet/dry vac/ surgical suction method for total NaCl containment.
Applied Corosion X, now unchanged and have a spare in the parts list.

Works fine however is a cosmetic issue at present.  




Porter McRoberts
S/V Ibis: Amel 54-#152
Ft. Lauderdale
www.fouribis.com
portermcroberts@...







On Jul 5, 2017, at 10:12 AM, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:


Hello Thomas;

 

As stated by others, the fuel pump should look clean, painted finish. The salt water from the raw water impeller will drip/pour over the fuel pump if preventative steps are not taken. If you do not see an active leak or evidence thereof, this would most likely explain the issue. We had the same issue when we purchased ours due to previous “mechanic’s” work. I have carefully cleaned it as best as possible and applied corrosionX to try to control the rust. (A coat of rust preventer, primer and paint may not be a bad idea).

 

I have also purchased a spare fuel pump, just in case.

 

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty

B&B Kokomo

Amel 54 #099

 

From: SV Garulfo svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 4:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel54 ONAN Generator MDKBN Fuel Pump 149 2646

 

 

Hello,

 

We have noticed our ONAN generator fuel pump is looking quite rusty.

Is it meant to deteriorate this way over time?

if not, do you know what might be the cause?

 

Photos here.

 

Thanks for your advice,

 

Thomas & Soraya 
-- 

GARULFO

Amel 54 #122

Cap d'Agde, France

 


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GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow thruster limit switches

Denise McGovern
 

The problem is resolved.   Thanks for the help.

Denise and Mark
S/V Cara 
SM #440

On Jul 8, 2017 5:46 PM, "Denise McGovern" <mcgovern.denise@...> wrote:
Thanks for trying. I  think yours is different. 

On Jul 8, 2017 5:35 PM, "John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

Hi guys,  
 I think your set up might be different than mine, if not I can take the cover off to get a better pic.   I'll email you a view from top of the bow thruster, no attachments allowed on the forum.  The skinny rod and disk is what operates the switches.  

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Charleston SC

On Jul 8, 2017 4:36 PM, "Mcgovern.denise@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...om> wrote:
 

Can someone post or send me a photo of the limit switches on a Super Maramu bow thruster. The switches are marked B, H, and SP and we need the positions.

Mark is making adjustments in St. Thomas en route to the Chesapeake.

Thanks,
Denise and Mark McGovern
S/V Cara
SM
Mcgovern.denise at gmail.com