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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Mast Deck Light

eric freedman
 

Bill

Here is the one I have. Same as yours but with a steaming light.

Defender in Connecticut.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|65136|2709015&id=840698

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 10:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Mast Deck Light

 

 

Thanks Eric!

 

Exactly what I needed to know. That model is not widely available on the US market, but I'll find it somewhere!

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Port Hayward, Virginia

 

 



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

Bill,

That looks like a repaired model of what I have on my main mast.

It is made by aqua signal.

https://www.aquasignal.com.au/kiel/

I am sure you can order it from a local supplier , mine is a deck light and a steaming light in one unit.

You might look into the availability of buying the combo. I replaced mine last year.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Mast Deck Light [2 Attachments]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

Harmonie has a deck light installed on the forward side of the mainmast that has "spontaneously disassembled" itself and--of course--all the bits bounced once on deck before disappearing overboard.  I am pretty sure at least some other SMs had spreader lights in lieu of a mast mounted deck light, but this does have the look of an original installation, and there is no evidence that spreader lights were ever installed.

 

Does anyone know the brand and a source for these--or if they are still available?  I have attached the best photos I can get from deck level of what remains.

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Port Hayward, Virginia

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Mast Deck Light [2 Attachments]

greatketch@...
 

Thanks Eric!

Exactly what I needed to know. That model is not widely available on the US market, but I'll find it somewhere!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Port Hayward, Virginia




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

Bill,

That looks like a repaired model of what I have on my main mast.

It is made by aqua signal.

https://www.aquasignal.com.au/kiel/

I am sure you can order it from a local supplier , mine is a deck light and a steaming light in one unit.

You might look into the availability of buying the combo. I replaced mine last year.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Mast Deck Light [2 Attachments]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

Harmonie has a deck light installed on the forward side of the mainmast that has "spontaneously disassembled" itself and--of course--all the bits bounced once on deck before disappearing overboard.  I am pretty sure at least some other SMs had spreader lights in lieu of a mast mounted deck light, but this does have the look of an original installation, and there is no evidence that spreader lights were ever installed.

 

Does anyone know the brand and a source for these--or if they are still available?  I have attached the best photos I can get from deck level of what remains.

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Port Hayward, Virginia

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hurricane Prep

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Don't be so sure that it will shread. That is made of woven Nylon and coated on both sides with polypropelene. The same fabric is used to make cargo tarps for 18 wheelers. 


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 Sep 10, 2017 7:40 PM, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I have a similar enclosure.  I think strong winds would rip it to shreds, especially if not coming from the bow.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Sep 10, 2017, at 1:47 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hi Duane,
From the replies you got about cockpit enclosures it may not have been clear that that's not what you were asking about. I think you were referring to a separate piece that can be used when the bimini is folded into the hard dodger. It fastens above the windshieds, comes directly over the dodger and goes straight down against the wheel and companionway from one side of the cockpit bulkhead to the other. A vertical zipper at the conpanionway allows access. It is clearly not for use underway, only when the boat is stored. It dors a great job of protecting the unstruments and companionway. Use it! I suspect later models don't have this, hence the confusion with cockpit enclosurea.
Cheers, Craig Briggs sn68 Sangaris


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Mast Deck Light [2 Attachments]

karkauai
 

Hi Bill,
The original on Kristy was an AquaSignal Kiel (Keil?) Light.  Mine wouldn't hold the bulb in place any more.  The newer models were redesigned and parts are not interchangeable, AquaSignal doesn't have any of the old ones.  The part that remains on your mast has an inside diameter that is a perfect fit for a PVC pipe fitting, sorry, I don't have the exact size.  I cut a  1" long piece, and bolted it through the existing fixture to hold the bulb in place.  Looks like it belongs there.  I think I posted a pic of it a few years ago in the "Kristy" folder.  If you can't find it, let me know and I'll post it.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
SM 243

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Mast Deck Light [2 Attachments]

eric freedman
 

Bill,

That looks like a repaired model of what I have on my main mast.

It is made by aqua signal.

https://www.aquasignal.com.au/kiel/

I am sure you can order it from a local supplier , mine is a deck light and a steaming light in one unit.

You might look into the availability of buying the combo. I replaced mine last year.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2017 6:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main Mast Deck Light [2 Attachments]

 

 

[Attachment(s) from greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] included below]

Harmonie has a deck light installed on the forward side of the mainmast that has "spontaneously disassembled" itself and--of course--all the bits bounced once on deck before disappearing overboard.  I am pretty sure at least some other SMs had spreader lights in lieu of a mast mounted deck light, but this does have the look of an original installation, and there is no evidence that spreader lights were ever installed.

 

Does anyone know the brand and a source for these--or if they are still available?  I have attached the best photos I can get from deck level of what remains.

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Port Hayward, Virginia

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hurricane Prep

karkauai
 

I have a similar enclosure.  I think strong winds would rip it to shreds, especially if not coming from the bow.
Kent
SM243
Kristy

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Sep 10, 2017, at 1:47 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Duane,
From the replies you got about cockpit enclosures it may not have been clear that that's not what you were asking about. I think you were referring to a separate piece that can be used when the bimini is folded into the hard dodger. It fastens above the windshieds, comes directly over the dodger and goes straight down against the wheel and companionway from one side of the cockpit bulkhead to the other. A vertical zipper at the conpanionway allows access. It is clearly not for use underway, only when the boat is stored. It dors a great job of protecting the unstruments and companionway. Use it! I suspect later models don't have this, hence the confusion with cockpit enclosurea.
Cheers, Craig Briggs sn68 Sangaris


Main Mast Deck Light

greatketch@...
 

Harmonie has a deck light installed on the forward side of the mainmast that has "spontaneously disassembled" itself and--of course--all the bits bounced once on deck before disappearing overboard.  I am pretty sure at least some other SMs had spreader lights in lieu of a mast mounted deck light, but this does have the look of an original installation, and there is no evidence that spreader lights were ever installed.

Does anyone know the brand and a source for these--or if they are still available?  I have attached the best photos I can get from deck level of what remains.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Port Hayward, Virginia


Re: Storage cover over front of cockpit.

Craig Briggs
 

Or maybe, Duane - can you post a pic on your SM?
Craig


Storage cover over front of cockpit.

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Paul,
I didn't bring it with me for our season cruising.  I'll try, though to post a pic in next few days of the fasteners..  Ours is a SN so a bit different for the SM, but I'm sure very similar.
HI Ian,
Yes, the H Amel signature is pretty neat. I bought a new one from Maude and now remove it whenever I store.
Any chance you can post a pic for Paul and others?

Cheers, Craig


Re: Hurricane Prep

Paul Osterberg
 

 Craig
We do not have this cockpit cover, but will probably have one made, do you have any photo on it so we do not invent the wheel again
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259 next stop Cape May


Re: Hurricane Prep

Ian Park
 

Craig
Oh! Then I guess the previous owner of Hobo lost the signature. Didn't know there was one !
Ian


Re: Hurricane Prep

Craig Briggs
 

Right indeed, Ian. I did learn the hard way, though, to remove the center cap of the steering wheel, as the piece rubbed off the gold embossed "H Amel" signature first time I used it.
Cheers, Craig


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

greatketch@...
 

I have had a lot of trouble with Airmar seawater temperature sensors over the years in pretty much every package. Odd, seems like it should be such a simple thing to throw a thermistor in there.  I wonder what corners they cut to have such regular problems with them?

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Port Hayward, Virginia


Re: Hurricane Prep

Ian Park
 

Craig
You are right. We inherited one of these. Press studs all round from just behind the windscreen down to the cockpit floor. Great when leaving the boat.
Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: Hurricane Prep

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Duane,
From the replies you got about cockpit enclosures it may not have been clear that that's not what you were asking about. I think you were referring to a separate piece that can be used when the bimini is folded into the hard dodger. It fastens above the windshieds, comes directly over the dodger and goes straight down against the wheel and companionway from one side of the cockpit bulkhead to the other. A vertical zipper at the conpanionway allows access. It is clearly not for use underway, only when the boat is stored. It dors a great job of protecting the unstruments and companionway. Use it! I suspect later models don't have this, hence the confusion with cockpit enclosurea.
Cheers, Craig Briggs sn68 Sangaris


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alternative for not working Sonic Speed sensors

karkauai
 

Thank you, Peregrinus!  Just the kind of info I was looking for.  According to my electronics guys, that DST800 has a history of malfunction.  They've quit using them.
I had an EchoPilot forward scan that only gave a narrow width sounding straight in front of the boat about a boat length ahead that was difficult to interpret at times.  To find a channel I had to turn the boat back and forth, and was never really confident in what I was seeing.  I'm waiting for the next generation that gives a picture of the bottom  30degrees wide.  Right now they're very expensive and require two transducers 18 inches apart...I don't really want to put two more holes in the boat.

Thanks again!

Kent
S/V Kristy SM243


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Some help with an Amel Sharki

INUS - BUSCH
 

Cameron,

Gratulation to your Sharki, on mine I have a Lofrans Tigres. I changed it 2 weeks ago and the new one fits exactely to where the old was. Very easy to do. The actual Tigres has the same dimensions as 30 years ago (!). And you can buy all spare parts, e.g. the motor only. Hope it helps.

Dieter
Fal-lera Sharki #135

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 10.09.2017 um 13:55 schrieb Cameron Burness cameron.burness@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

My son and I have just bought an Amel Sharki #97, 1984.
There was only a very small amount of instruction documents with the boat.
The first problem we would like the forum's help with is the windlass. From what we can see it would appear to be the original windlass.
The electric motor is no use, we have power to it, the brushes are OK but nothing. The windlass works mechanically.
There are no details of the motor on the motor and no documentation.
We would like to just replace the motor but without specifications and motor details we are running blind.
Any help the forum can give regarding the motor details would be appreciated.. Thanks
Craig and Cameron


Re: Some help with an Amel Sharki

carcodespam@...
 

My Sharki is #80 from 1982 and I guess your Sharki will have the same windlass.
It is a Lofrans Tigris. You may find all documentations here:
https://www.lofrans.com/library

Have you checked already the switch behind the fuel tank?

Gerhard


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bilge maitenance

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Joerg,

The short answer is be very careful what goes into the gray water bilge, especially the galley sink. Use Gel rather than soap, and clean it with a wet-vacuum at least every 2 months.

Best,

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





On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 1:25 PM, jhe1313@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
 

I am new to Amels and would like to understand best practices how to keep the bilge clean. On the A55 it seems very difficult to really scrub the bilge - for one, all the hoses need to come out, in addition to the tube with the float switch and only a contortionist can really reach all the places. I am thinking about getting a pressure washer to make things easier. Or are there chemicals one can use to dissolve the slime of soap and organic waste that seems to accumulate on the tube and hoses? Standard bilge cleaner seems to do nothing. Many thanks!

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #37
Currently in southern Italy



Re: Instrument Interconnections

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Thomas,
That worked perfectly this time.
Thank you so much, that's a great starting point for me.
Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
Amel 54#154