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

Leopold Hauer
 

Look at www.SVB.de  Part Nr. 11637

Best regards

Leo
SM YinYang  #69

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 13.09.2017 um 13:47 schrieb mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Derick,

Do you know the part number of the replacement ring?  Do you have a source?  I need to buy one.

Thanks.

Mark a Pitt,  Sabbatical III, SM419, Mallorca

Re: Main Mast Deck Light

Mark Pitt
 

Derick,

Do you know the part number of the replacement ring?  Do you have a source?  I need to buy one.

Thanks.

Mark a Pitt,  Sabbatical III, SM419, Mallorca

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway Wash Boards

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Mike,

Thank you for your advise. It was very helpful. I removed old seal today as you recommend.

Vladimir Sonsev
Tel/Text: 202 258 1916
SM 345  "LIFE IS GOOD"


On Sep 12, 2017 7:19 AM, "'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Duane.

On Aletes, as the companionway door is raised there is a piece of plywood at the bottom on the hidden (back) side of the door that forms a stop to prevent the door from pulling out altogether. It is held in place by 4 or 5 screws visible on the interior side bottom of the door when the door is fully up. Removing those screws allows removing the stop and thereby allowing the door to be raised higher than the threshold. At that point you have access to the screw that hold the weatherseal in place. Simply remove the old weatherseal and install the new.

Hope that was clear. Let me know if you need more details.

 

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD destination Antigua in November

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:06 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway Wash Boards

 

 

Mike,

 

How did you mount this strip?  Did you have to remove the door?

 

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477

Re: Hurricane Prep

Duane Siegfri
 

For photos of the cover see the album "Cockpit Dodger Cover"

Re: Companionway Wash Boards

Duane Siegfri
 

Mike,

That was very clear and much appreciated.

Best regards,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki emergency tiller.

Warren Traill
 

Hi Mark. We are in Langkawi, Malaysia.

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 2:15 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki emergency tiller.

 

 

Warren I will when I have found or made one. Where is your boat? I have been sailing Sea Hobo for about 9 months in the Solent and have not seen another Amel! I would like to see if I have put her together nicely.

Mark

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sharki emergency tiller.

Warren Traill
 

Thinking about it the tiller is curved but doesn’t come passed the mizzen mast

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, 13 September 2017 2:18 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Sharki emergency tiller.

 

 

Thank you Warren, I will empty the cockpit lazarette this weekend. I find new things all the time. Is the tiller curved or just off centre?

Mark

Re: Sharki emergency tiller.

7yqumejrzg65ljqdjmsancxievxsas2bedd3vnsh@...
 

Thank you Warren, I will empty the cockpit lazarette this weekend. I find new things all the time. Is the tiller curved or just off centre?
Mark

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki emergency tiller.

7yqumejrzg65ljqdjmsancxievxsas2bedd3vnsh@...
 

Warren I will when I have found or made one. Where is your boat? I have been sailing Sea Hobo for about 9 months in the Solent and have not seen another Amel! I would like to see if I have put her together nicely.
Mark

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Alex aboard Nikimat

Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

We got a mail from our friends in France - Edouard And Marie-Helene Parent .  They were able to hook Alex up with a Swiss national who will assist him - if possible 


"I received your file and send on the net a swiss friend is in contact with him for an help by Swiss consul"

Marie-Helene


Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM #347
Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

On Monday, September 11, 2017, 8:07 AM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 


We spoke to a friend in Cannes who is retired lawyer and lifelong Amel owner.  He is attending an Amel function Thursday where he will ask Amel's help for owners caught in the storm.  Also he is posting Alex's post from St Martin on a Cannes net so more I'll know of his and others dilemma. He  told us this morning  the government is sending foreign legion to restore order.  His email is below:

J'ai poste sur mon facebook et sur celui de mes amis de St martin mais pour l'instant c'est le chaos à St Martin.L'armee et 500 légionnaires et des commandos de police arrivent aujourd'hui à St Martin pour sécuriser l'île.C'est horrible et nous le plaignons beaucoup.Nous sommes en FRANCE et ne pouvons rien faire d'ici.J'ai envoyé à AMEL votre message et le témoignage d'Alex,COURAGE GAYLE NOUS VOUS EMBRASSONS ET ESPÉRONS DES JOURS MEILLEURS POUR VOUS REVOIR À ST MARTIN.

TRANSLATION
I post on my facebook and that of my friends of St martin but for now it is the chaos in St Martin. The army and 500 legionnaires and police commandos arrive today in St Martin to secure We are in FRANCE and can do nothing from here. I have sent to AMEL your message and the testimony of Alex, COURAGE GAYLE WE WILL EMBRACE AND HOPE BEST DAYS TO REVIEW YOU IN ST MARTIN.


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

On Sep 11, 2017, at 5:34 AM, 'Hanspeter.baettig' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Alex, Bill
I spoke with the Swiss Goverment. In St.Martin there is no Swiss Emassy and no Consulat.
The contact Alex needs is the following:
Regional Konsulatcenter for St. Martin is in Den Haag, Holland
Regionales Konsularcenter Benelux Den Haag
c/o Schweizerische Botschaft
Lange Voorhout 42
2514 EE Den Haag
Niederlande
this office is also responsible for St. Martin
Phone: +31 70 3642831/32
maybe I coud help a littel bit.
And Alex take care my thougt are with you
Hanspeter
SM16, Tamango 2

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Am 11.09.2017 um 14:03 schrieb 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Derek Gates told me that he notified both Embassies. 


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 11, 2017 01:58, "grazyna.piesiewicz@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

A message copied form the Amel owners group on Facebook, a call for help from Alexandre:

"From our friend Alexandre asking for help. Please read it. St Maarten.

Moral is low.
I don’t even want to mop the floor.
Just waiting for the generator to get the Wifi
The fridge is warm.
People, including the Hotel employee, are angry.
The government doesn’t sell fuel to civilians.
when we run out of diesel for the generator: no internet, no fridge, no stove, no water for the toilet nor shower and computers, phone, etc. will run out of batteries.
I really don’t see a way out of this.
10.00 they are having difficulties to start the generator.
The Hotel internet is down and I can’t access the one next door.
I just cry.
During the 2 hours the generator was running, all I did was trying to get Wifi.
Then, to make the thing worst, the Hotel which originally agree on $1500 plus water and electricity, now wants $2250 because they can not meter the electricity nor water I use?!?
We argue for one hour, I tell them I am taking back my diesel and selling it to the higher offer.
Finally we settle for $1600 all together, but I lost trust in them.
I no longer feel safe here, more and more I want to leave, but I also don’t want to loose all I remove from the boat.
18.30 the generator starts, but no internet anywhere.
20.00 finally an internet connection.
Just sending the message I wrote.
I am so tired, if you could please contact any Swiss or French consulate to let them know I am at Simpson Bay Suites
3D Billy Fully Roaad
Pelican, St Maarten, N.A.
1.721.544.4441 (I doubt it works)
info@... (I doubt it works)
simpsonbaysuites@... (I doubt it works)
Thanks in advance.
Sincerely, Alexandre"

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki emergency tiller.

carcodespam@icloud.com <no_reply@...>
 

Warren,
nice to see some photos of the tiller. You can post them here?

Gerhard
Sharki #80

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway Wash Boards

Mike Ondra
 

Duane.

On Aletes, as the companionway door is raised there is a piece of plywood at the bottom on the hidden (back) side of the door that forms a stop to prevent the door from pulling out altogether. It is held in place by 4 or 5 screws visible on the interior side bottom of the door when the door is fully up. Removing those screws allows removing the stop and thereby allowing the door to be raised higher than the threshold. At that point you have access to the screw that hold the weatherseal in place. Simply remove the old weatherseal and install the new.

Hope that was clear. Let me know if you need more details.

 

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD destination Antigua in November

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 11:06 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway Wash Boards

 

 

Mike,

 

How did you mount this strip?  Did you have to remove the door?

 

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki emergency tiller.

smiles bernard
 

Interesting !
I have a maramu but noticed the hole in the art cabin roof and assumed it must be for a emergency tiller
I've yet to find mine onboard though 😞
All the best
Miles
Sea love
Maramu 162


On 12 Sep 2017, at 01:31, 'Warren Traill' trailz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark. On our 1980 Sharki the emergency tiller shaft fits through the cavity at the rear middle of the aft cabin roof. The cap just lifts off. Then the shaft travels through the ceiling and into a cavity under the aft cabin mattress and through to a receptor on the rudder shaft.

The tiller comes in two parts with the arm extending over the cabin roof to the cockpit.

We store ours in the cockpit lazarette for quick access.

Hope you can find yours.

Regards,

Warren

Manon2

Langkawi

 

wners@yahoog,hhxroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 3:19 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sharki emergency tiller.

 

 

Can anybody tell me what the emergency tiller on a 1984 Sharki looks like and is fitted? Were the boats equipped with one from new? How was it used? If you have a photo that would helpful as I think I have to make one. 

Thanks,

Mark

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu sail plan

smiles bernard
 

Thanks very much for the contact that's a great help
All the best
Miles


On 11 Sep 2017, at 22:08, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

You should write sailmaker and previous Maramu owner, Dave Benjamin islandplanetsails.com>

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 3:46 PM, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello group
I'm looking to get a new set of sails for my 85 maramu
I wondered if anyone on the group had any plans or details I could consider
Many thanks in advance and fair winds to all
Miles
Sea love
'85 maramu 162



Re: Hurricane Prep

Duane Siegfri
 

Thanks for the input everyone.  I'll try to post a photo of it in the next few days. 

We lucked out and had only 40kt winds with 50kt gusts here.  The surge was about 5 feet, and we still had several feet of piling left for the floating docks.  If we had gotten the 10 feet of surge (the predicted max surge when Irma was still well offshore and expected to impact the east coast) the docks would have floated off the pilings.  Not an image I want to contemplate, but no marina is designed for a hurricane.

I noticed that the Palm Harbor Marina in West Palm Beach had no boats in it during the hurricane (as seen on the news).  We were there two years ago (immediately after we bought the boat) and they required you to agree to remove your boat in the event of a named storm (it was in the lease fine print).  I couldn't believe they required that, but that's Florida...

Duane
Wanderer, SM#47

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

Mark Pitt
 

Derick,

Do you know the part number of the replacement ring?  Source?  I need to buy one.

Thanks.

Mark a Pitt,  Sabbatical III, SM419, Mallorca


On Sep 12, 2017, at 3:28 AM, derickgates@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Bill,

I was able to find on-line the Aqua Signal official replacement outer ring and gasket (gasket goes on the inside of the bulb to keep the electrical connections between the bulb and the mast wires dry) for our mainmast downlight, the pieces that went overboard on Harmonie. The outer ring holds the bulb in place, and works by a push and turn (i.e. bayonet mount) mechanism.  As others have stated, the foresail (or spinnaker halyard) may rub against the housing and spring the outer ring free.  Therefore, after several additional replacements, I finally used a thin layer of semi-permanent silicone caulking when attaching the outer ring.  Hasn't come apart in over a year now.  Of course,  I'll probably need a razor blade to cut the silicone in order to replace the bulb when it finally burns out...

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava
Currently on the hard in Bailey's Boatyard, Falmouth Harbour, Antigua

Re: Companionway Wash Boards

Duane Siegfri
 

Mike,

How did you mount this strip?  Did you have to remove the door?

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft A/C Clima Blower Motor

Rick Grimes
 

Actually Hanspeter, your English was quite good. You were very articulate in your advice to Paul. The problem is that it was not helpful advice and your response was not 'the only right answer'.  Further, people are discussing Alex's difficulties under the heading "Alex aboard Nikimat" not under the heading "Aft AC Clima Blower Motor" There is no rule that says one can't ask a question on the forum until they have read all the manuals and consulted with technicians or have acquired as much knowledge and experience as you apparently have. That said, as for me, I will continue to ask my naive and stupid questions about my "little problems" when I have them, help anyone I can with constructive advice, and ignore crude responses such as the one you gave to Paul.  I can't help Paul on his issue so I'm not offering advice. I am waiting to see if someone else might do so because I might learn something--which is what this forum is all about.

Rick Grimes
ASM2000 (#404)

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway Wash Boards

Mike Ondra
 

Vladimir,

 

We found a pretty good replacement for the weather seal on the sliding companionway hatch on the SM2000. Belt Weatherstrip/Window Scraper Seal from Rockauto.com part no. 1371-4X2. 2 48" pcs cost $29. Only need 23.5" or 60cm so enough material to do 4 times. Assuming the 2 pictures come through, this Weatherstrip actually finishes about 1/4" above the wood sill, but is still lower than the hatch itself when fully lowered, so is protected from foot traffic. The upper portion on both ends was trimmed back about 1/8" to improve water drainage. You will understand the need for this if you buy this product.

 

I had posted this with pictures on Sep 2, 2017 post 35329 with pictures in case the pics attached don’t come through.

 

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM2000 #240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2017 9:27 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway Wash Boards

 

 

I tried to get p/n 819751. It is no longer listed. I will try to call them.
Can someone recommend a companionway seal that is currently available.

VLADIMIR
S/M 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"

Re: Alex aboard Nikimat

Derick Gates
 

Hi All,

I was able to talk with the Swiss Consulate in San Francisco, where I am currently, and relate to them about Alexandre and his desperate situation in Sint Maarten.  They informed me that the Swiss Consulate in charge of this situation is in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  They had forwarded my email concerning Alexandre both to Berne (Switzerland) and the Atlanta Swiss Consulate, so both entities are now aware of his location and contact information.  They also said that the Swiss government was not mounting any relief efforts to Sint Maarten, and he should seek aide from and cooperate with local authorities.  I have passed on to Alexandre the contact information of the Swiss Consulate in Atlanta, should that be ultimately useful to him.

Derick Gates,

SM2K #400 Brava
Currently on the hard in Bailey's Boatyard, Falmouth Harbour, Antigua