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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

Mark Erdos
 

Leo,

 

I would suggest you write to Jean Collin at the Amel store here in Martinique. Take picture of the unit, send it to him and explain what you need done. His email address is: amel “dot” caraibes “at” amel “dot” fr

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 9, 2017 9:52 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi,

 

We are going to be in Le Marin too, for a month from about jan 6th., and 

are having a problem with the genua furler gear box.

Would be great to know if Amel has spare parts for it there? Any idea about that?

 

Hello from

Leo

Yin Yang

SM 69

 


Von meinem iPad gesendet


Am 05.12.2017 um 15:43 schrieb Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Eric,

 

I will be happy see you and meet you in person, but I am not sure if I will stay in Martinique that long. We plan to be in Bequia by January 18. There is a music festival in Bequia at that time.

 

Vladimir 

SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"

 

On Dec 4, 2017 20:10, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Vladimir,

I will be on the dock January 18.

Please drop by and say hi.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:55 PM


To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

I plan to be in Martinique on a dock January 7 for a week or more.

I will be very happy to meet other Amel owners.

 

SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Vladimir

 

On Dec 4, 2017 17:34, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

I usually start my letter stating that I am sorry that I do not speak French and then write in English. The marina  usually responds in English.

 

The bracket that supports the Genoa furler was straightened by the rigger Gaetan when they changed my rigging. The riggers there are amazing and have everything needed for an Amel. Their head Amel rigger has been doing Amels for 25 years. Good time to have them check and tune your rigging.

 

I also had my Genoa furler rebuilt by Amel. Fortunately since I had added grease ports, the  bronze gear and worm gear were in very good condition. They only replaced the wire, 9 bearings and 4 seals. They said it would be good for another 15 years if I kept adding grease.

 

Have you removed the shaft that connects the outhaul motor to the outhaul winch on the main boom? If it doesn’t come out , I would suggest that you have the rigger remove it . Twice a year I remove mine and cover it with anti-seize grease. I also removed a few thousands of an inch from the key in the shaft.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 4:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Eric,

 

We will be here for at least 2 months, maybe three. We do need some stuff done by Amel. We need to have the wood replaced in our forward lockers (over the anchor well). I could do it myself but hate hate hate to sand fiberglass on a hot day. For me, this is money well spent. And the do-hicky under our furling headsail unit is bent (the thing fastening the big bracket attaches to). This needs to be replaced by a rigger.

 

Thanks for the offer to mule stuff for us. We are in good shape right now since Paul and Anna-Marie on Rita Kathryn carried a duffle bag of goodies to St. Lucia. However, If we need something, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

We’ll still be here when you get back so let’s get together – finally!

 

Are you sure the electric is included???? We received a separate quote for it when we made the reservation. However, it was all in French so it could have been lost in Google Translate. I thought it was included for monthly rates but not weekly or daily. But, now I’m not sure.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be at the dock? I will return January 18.

It is a bargain compared to St. Maarten prices and the electric is included.

 

Kimberlite is also there however I am in NY at the moment.

 

What model and hull number do you have?

Will you be having work done by Amel while you are there?

 

My friend Jeff Krause will be arriving about December 10 in his 54  named Spirit.

Please say hi for me. Also Miles Bidwell on Lady Bug a 53 is there now. Also please say hi for me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Right now we are anchored off Saint Anne’s. We well be moving into the marina Wednesday. Not sure what our slip assignment is yet.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

?

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be in Martinique?

Are you in the marina with the other Amels?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

If you make it to the windward Islands I would be interested in taking the old pump of your hands for the parts you mention. We don’t plan on going much further north than Guadeloupe this season.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hello all- I own Super Maramu #422, L'ORIENT. I replaced my original bilge pump at sea a few months ago as it started leaking from the seal with the diaphragm. Later, I took it apart and noted (among other things) that the all-important plastic gear is intact; the motor and pivot arm appear fine as well.......which I believe is important for folks who elect to rebuild and keep theirs.

 

I'm keeping my replacement bilge pump in service and would entertain interesting barter offers of spare parts for my leaking but still largely operational bilge pump. Payment in a reasonable Sancerre is also acceptable.

 

I'll be back on my boat in Antigua end of December and will be stationary for at least a few weeks doing bottom job/prop seal/bow thruster service. Lorient422"at"gmail"dot"com.

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

Leopold Hauer
 

Hi,

We are going to be in Le Marin too, for a month from about jan 6th., and 
are having a problem with the genua furler gear box.
Would be great to know if Amel has spare parts for it there? Any idea about that?

Hello from
Leo
Yin Yang
SM 69


Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 05.12.2017 um 15:43 schrieb Vladimir Sonsev sonsev52@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Eric,

I will be happy see you and meet you in person, but I am not sure if I will stay in Martinique that long. We plan to be in Bequia by January 18. There is a music festival in Bequia at that time.

Vladimir 
SM 345 "LIFE IS GOOD"

On Dec 4, 2017 20:10, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Vladimir,

I will be on the dock January 18.

Please drop by and say hi.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:55 PM


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

I plan to be in Martinique on a dock January 7 for a week or more.

I will be very happy to meet other Amel owners.

 

SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Vladimir

 

On Dec 4, 2017 17:34, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

I usually start my letter stating that I am sorry that I do not speak French and then write in English. The marina  usually responds in English.

 

The bracket that supports the Genoa furler was straightened by the rigger Gaetan when they changed my rigging. The riggers there are amazing and have everything needed for an Amel. Their head Amel rigger has been doing Amels for 25 years. Good time to have them check and tune your rigging.

 

I also had my Genoa furler rebuilt by Amel. Fortunately since I had added grease ports, the  bronze gear and worm gear were in very good condition. They only replaced the wire, 9 bearings and 4 seals. They said it would be good for another 15 years if I kept adding grease.

 

Have you removed the shaft that connects the outhaul motor to the outhaul winch on the main boom? If it doesn’t come out , I would suggest that you have the rigger remove it . Twice a year I remove mine and cover it with anti-seize grease. I also removed a few thousands of an inch from the key in the shaft.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 4:10 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Eric,

 

We will be here for at least 2 months, maybe three. We do need some stuff done by Amel. We need to have the wood replaced in our forward lockers (over the anchor well). I could do it myself but hate hate hate to sand fiberglass on a hot day. For me, this is money well spent. And the do-hicky under our furling headsail unit is bent (the thing fastening the big bracket attaches to). This needs to be replaced by a rigger.

 

Thanks for the offer to mule stuff for us. We are in good shape right now since Paul and Anna-Marie on Rita Kathryn carried a duffle bag of goodies to St. Lucia. However, If we need something, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

We’ll still be here when you get back so let’s get together – finally!

 

Are you sure the electric is included???? We received a separate quote for it when we made the reservation. However, it was all in French so it could have been lost in Google Translate. I thought it was included for monthly rates but not weekly or daily. But, now I’m not sure.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 4:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be at the dock? I will return January 18.

It is a bargain compared to St. Maarten prices and the electric is included.

 

Kimberlite is also there however I am in NY at the moment.

 

What model and hull number do you have?

Will you be having work done by Amel while you are there?

 

My friend Jeff Krause will be arriving about December 10 in his 54  named Spirit.

Please say hi for me. Also Miles Bidwell on Lady Bug a 53 is there now. Also please say hi for me.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 3:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

Right now we are anchored off Saint Anne’s. We well be moving into the marina Wednesday. Not sure what our slip assignment is yet.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

?

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 3:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hi Mark,

How long will you be in Martinique?

Are you in the marina with the other Amels?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

If you make it to the windward Islands I would be interested in taking the old pump of your hands for the parts you mention. We don’t plan on going much further north than Guadeloupe this season.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising – Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Monday, December 4, 2017 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Diaphragm Bilge Pump failure.

 

 

Hello all- I own Super Maramu #422, L'ORIENT. I replaced my original bilge pump at sea a few months ago as it started leaking from the seal with the diaphragm. Later, I took it apart and noted (among other things) that the all-important plastic gear is intact; the motor and pivot arm appear fine as well.......which I believe is important for folks who elect to rebuild and keep theirs.

 

I'm keeping my replacement bilge pump in service and would entertain interesting barter offers of spare parts for my leaking but still largely operational bilge pump. Payment in a reasonable Sancerre is also acceptable.

 

I'll be back on my boat in Antigua end of December and will be stationary for at least a few weeks doing bottom job/prop seal/bow thruster service. Lorient422"at"gmail"dot"com.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Craig Briggs
 


Hey Doctor Kent and Iris,

Super what you're doing and you being an American medical doctor plus Iris's professional mariner expertise will certainly be valuable - wish we could join you. Do check CSSN for some bad boys out there (Domenica most recently), but know you've got the "street smarts" to be safe. Do keep us posted on your experiences.
All the best,
Craig and Katherine SN58 

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

Kent,

 

I think it is great you want to help. We get mixed information regarding the affected islands. Some boaters are going to give aid. Most are staying away. What is really needed are skills such as doctors, nurses, engineers and builders etc. Some sources ask cruises to stay away as it puts added pressure on already scarce resources (water, fuel, food, etc.) Other sources say to visit because they need tourism to start back up. So, it is a real mixed hodgepodge of info. If you search FaceBook for the islands you plan to visit, you can determine what to take regarding supplies. For example, Dominica put out a call for tarps. However, that was about a month ago so I would assume they have got some by now.

 

If you do decide to visit some of the badly affected islands, we suggest you stay self sufficient while visiting and provision well ahead of time.

 

Hope to meet you in Martinique.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

 

 

Hi cousins,

Iris and I are heading S from Jacksonville FL in a couple of weeks.  We are hoping to get involved in the hurricane relief effort somewhere.  We could bring supplies or equipment, help in a medical clinic, hammer nails, or just about anything else that's needed.  I just discovered a website that is attempting to coordinate efforts by sailors called www.sailorshelping.com .

 

Does anyone know of specific needs or contacts in the islands that might be able to focus our efforts more precisely?

 

Is anyone else going to do any relief volunteering?

 

We'll make an effort to be in Martinique in mid-Jan for the apparent Amel Rendezvous.

 

Thanks,

Kent

SM243

Kristy


UPDATE *** Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

eric freedman
 

Hi All,

I will be in Martinique the evening of January 18 for a while,

Looks like the following boats will be there around that time,

Some owners will be on board and others will be away. In any event here seems to be the list

If you will be there around that time please add your name.

 

Jeff Krause 54 Spirit

Derek Gates 53 Brava

Miles Bidwell-not aboard 53 Lady Bug

Dan Carlson, BeBe, SM#387

Vladimir SM 345 "LIFE is Good"

Olaf MIA-AMARA,  Santorin  Ponton 5

James Cromie La Bella Vie (new owner) SM53

Alex Ramseyer, No Stress  AMEL54, 

 

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Eric, fellow AMEL owners,
I will be there Jan 18th too.
Alex Ramseyer, AMEL54,  NO STRESS


On Thursday, December 7, 2017, 6:38:54 PM GMT-4, 'Miles Bidwell' milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Eric,

Thank you for the list.

For information, I will be here except for the period from 7 Jan to 29 Jan.  I would like to meet other Amel Owners during this time.  I have found that each conversation leads to some mutual Amel learning, and I have never met an rotten Amel person (which I trust is not due to a small sample result).

Regards,

Miles

S/Y Ladybug, at dock 4 m Le Marin, Martinique

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Heat

karkauai
 

I had the thermostat replaced by an electronics guy in Annapolis who installed my solar, new radar, wifi/cellular extenders, and AIS transponder.  He said it was a simple fix.  According to him, all the major parts of that controller are available, but I don't know his source.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy

On Dec 8, 2017, at 05:28, Ian & Judy ianjudyjenkins@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,


 I bought a new switch plate from Climma 2 years ago and now the thermostat has failed--however you turn it, it won't "click" and the heater won't come on, though the fan works OK.


 When you say " parts are available to rebuild your controller" do you mean that you simply replaced the thermostat, which is what I intend to do?    Climma in England want £45 for a new thermostat, a bit rich when the original lasted 15 years and the present one only 2 years.


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Climma Heat

Ryan Meador
 

Duane,
I bought the FX-2 controller and EasyTouch (with WiFi) display.  I bought them via Coastal Climate Control because I needed to order capacitors and whatnot as well, and I think they can do slightly better than list price.  I intend to post details of the conversion at some point when I have time; I had to use a several different diagrams from different companies and a little reverse engineering to figure out the right way to do it, but once I knew that it was straightforward.

Your fan was on high, yet it seems like your thermal safety switch is being tripped, so I agree with the others that either your fan wasn't actually running fast enough (bad capacitor) or the fan/heater is dirty.  I'd expect the thermal switch to fail by being stuck in one state, not by tripping at a lower temperature, so I don't think your switch is bad... but it's not impossible.

Kent,
When I contacted Climma/Veco to ask about replacement parts for the controls, they told me they were no longer made.  It's possible they were referring only to the buttons and not the thermostat; I have recently found replacement thermostats on eBay.  I had a broken button on one panel and a broken thermostat on another, though I didn't know the latter until I'd taken the whole thing apart.  Climma offered me a conversion to a new digital control (which provided one of the diagrams I used for the Micro Air conversion), but their digital control was not as capable as the Micro Air one.  Coast Climate Control (the Climma NA distributor) were the ones who mentioned the Micro Air conversion as an option and I ran with it.

Thanks,
Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 10:55 AM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ryan,


I did have it on the high fan setting.  I'll check for a "click" when it turns off, good info.

Which of the Micro Air controllers did you buy?  I'd like to make a note of that just in case.

Than ks.

Duane



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Kent,

we took a boat load of stuff to Fiji after a cyclone devastated the islands. The most popular items were hammers and hand saws. A lot of the villagers didnt have these and you cant rebuild without them. Nails too. We took a front cabin full of clothing in big trash bags sorted into a range in each bag. Likewise well received.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 08 December 2017 at 16:50 "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi cousins,
Iris and I are heading S from Jacksonville FL in a couple of weeks.  We are hoping to get involved in the hurricane relief effort somewhere.  We could bring supplies or equipment, help in a medical clinic, hammer nails, or just about anything else that's needed.  I just discovered a website that is attempting to coordinate efforts by sailors called www.sailorshelping.com .

Does anyone know of specific needs or contacts in the islands that might be able to focus our efforts more precisely?

Is anyone else going to do any relief volunteering?

We'll make an effort to be in Martinique in mid-Jan for the apparent Amel Rendezvous.

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy
 

 


 


Re: Climma Heat

Duane Siegfri
 

Ryan,

I did have it on the high fan setting.  I'll check for a "click" when it turns off, good info.

Which of the Micro Air controllers did you buy?  I'd like to make a note of that just in case.

Than ks.

Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

Mark Erdos
 

Kent,

 

I think it is great you want to help. We get mixed information regarding the affected islands. Some boaters are going to give aid. Most are staying away. What is really needed are skills such as doctors, nurses, engineers and builders etc. Some sources ask cruises to stay away as it puts added pressure on already scarce resources (water, fuel, food, etc.) Other sources say to visit because they need tourism to start back up. So, it is a real mixed hodgepodge of info. If you search FaceBook for the islands you plan to visit, you can determine what to take regarding supplies. For example, Dominica put out a call for tarps. However, that was about a month ago so I would assume they have got some by now.

 

If you do decide to visit some of the badly affected islands, we suggest you stay self sufficient while visiting and provision well ahead of time.

 

Hope to meet you in Martinique.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 11:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

 

 

Hi cousins,

Iris and I are heading S from Jacksonville FL in a couple of weeks.  We are hoping to get involved in the hurricane relief effort somewhere.  We could bring supplies or equipment, help in a medical clinic, hammer nails, or just about anything else that's needed.  I just discovered a website that is attempting to coordinate efforts by sailors called www.sailorshelping.com .

 

Does anyone know of specific needs or contacts in the islands that might be able to focus our efforts more precisely?

 

Is anyone else going to do any relief volunteering?

 

We'll make an effort to be in Martinique in mid-Jan for the apparent Amel Rendezvous.

 

Thanks,

Kent

SM243

Kristy


Amel 54 Helm Toggle Switches and Covers

Dean Gillies
 

Hi All,

I've just purchased some rubber switch covers for the toggle switches at the helm of our 54.


The nuts on the covers were a little "green", and I had damaged one of the rubbers when removing the spherical toggle, so a new set of covers (including shiny new nuts) was in order.


The switches are Apem 600H Series (eg 637H) and the rubber covers (sealing boots) are also from Apem, they are part number U1565.  To replace all the covers was about USD50 from Mouser. 


For the more adventurous there is a range of sealing boot colours to choose from, eg red, green, blue, white !

I stuck with black.


Cheers

Dean

SY Stella

Amel 54#154



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Heat

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Kent,


 I bought a new switch plate from Climma 2 years ago and now the thermostat has failed--however you turn it, it won't "click" and the heater won't come on, though the fan works OK.


 When you say " parts are available to rebuild your controller" do you mean that you simply replaced the thermostat, which is what I intend to do?    Climma in England want £45 for a new thermostat, a bit rich when the original lasted 15 years and the present one only 2 years.


Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Greece


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: 08 December 2017 02:53:16
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Heat
 
I had a thermostat fail last year. Parts are available to rebuild your controller rather than purchase a new one.

Kent
SM243
Kristy

On Dec 7, 2017, at 16:10, Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Duane,
What fan speed are you operating it at?  I read in the manual that you must use medium or high when heating, and I can confirm that mine shuts off if I use it in low.  I assume there is a thermal protection circuit inside the heater element; it will just stop heating and blow cold air.

There is no capacitor for the electric heat, only the blower and compressor.  I would assume your capacitor is fine since your blower works fine.

Have you confirmed that it doesn't believe it has reached the desired temperature?  You should be able to tell by turning the thermostat and hearing both it and the relay for the heat click.

BTW, I've just finished replacing 2 of the 3 Climma control units with new ones from Micro Air and they're pretty fantastic and it's a relatively easy change.  The only downside I've identified so far is a faint humm from the blower when operating at lower settings that wasn't present with the original control.  I assume it has something to do with digital vs analog controls.  I doubt this would change your situation though.

Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 3:56 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We started the aft cabin Climma heater today and it's not working.


It starts to heat, based on my hand on the air outlet, but after 10 seconds or so blows only cold air.  So the heating element (we have the EH model) turns off after a few seconds.  I'll change the capacitors tomorrow, but can anyone add to the things for me to check?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Martinique. Boat on island about January 18

karkauai
 

Hi cousins,
Iris and I are heading S from Jacksonville FL in a couple of weeks.  We are hoping to get involved in the hurricane relief effort somewhere.  We could bring supplies or equipment, help in a medical clinic, hammer nails, or just about anything else that's needed.  I just discovered a website that is attempting to coordinate efforts by sailors called www.sailorshelping.com .

Does anyone know of specific needs or contacts in the islands that might be able to focus our efforts more precisely?

Is anyone else going to do any relief volunteering?

We'll make an effort to be in Martinique in mid-Jan for the apparent Amel Rendezvous.

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Heat

karkauai
 

I had a thermostat fail last year. Parts are available to rebuild your controller rather than purchase a new one.

Kent
SM243
Kristy

On Dec 7, 2017, at 16:10, Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Duane,
What fan speed are you operating it at?  I read in the manual that you must use medium or high when heating, and I can confirm that mine shuts off if I use it in low.  I assume there is a thermal protection circuit inside the heater element; it will just stop heating and blow cold air.

There is no capacitor for the electric heat, only the blower and compressor.  I would assume your capacitor is fine since your blower works fine.

Have you confirmed that it doesn't believe it has reached the desired temperature?  You should be able to tell by turning the thermostat and hearing both it and the relay for the heat click.

BTW, I've just finished replacing 2 of the 3 Climma control units with new ones from Micro Air and they're pretty fantastic and it's a relatively easy change.  The only downside I've identified so far is a faint humm from the blower when operating at lower settings that wasn't present with the original control.  I assume it has something to do with digital vs analog controls.  I doubt this would change your situation though.

Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 3:56 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We started the aft cabin Climma heater today and it's not working.


It starts to heat, based on my hand on the air outlet, but after 10 seconds or so blows only cold air.  So the heating element (we have the EH model) turns off after a few seconds.  I'll change the capacitors tomorrow, but can anyone add to the things for me to check?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477



Re: Bow Thruster Travel Adjustment

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Miles,
Interesting advice from "Amel", although lacking a "why" makes me wonder.

I've set my BT so when retracted the "donut" gaskets are gently compressed AND the hole in the lift is just a fraction below the pin. There is absolutely no strain on the lifting motor. Then, if-or-when I insert the pin it lifts the motor only about 1mm because of the taper on the end of the pin.  Maybe the Captain engineered it that way!, That relieves almost all force on the lifting mechanism. Then I "pop" the down switch to put absolutely all the load on the pin, not the cable/motor. I also rotate the pin behind the locking pin. No way to get loose.

If you need to put a "strong squeeze" on the cable you are lifting the motor a lot. Eric -or was it Bill? - said the squeeze lifts the motor 10 mm - about 1/2 inch - which, I think, is more than the thickness of the "donut" gaskets. Logically that says the donut gaskets are either not touching the BT housing without the pin or they are way too compressed after the squeeze - maybe that's why many owners are needing to replace them very frequently.

Do you "squeeze and pin" EVERY time you use your BT?  What a pain and I sure don't., Like most of us I think, most of my sailing is day hopping without the pin inserted. So why not have the "donut gaskets" do their job either with or without the pin in place.

Oh well, lots of ways to skin a cat.

Cheers, Craig SN#68

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

Hello Craig,

Many years ago, Amel told me to never adjust the bow thruster the way you have done.  Making the lift motor raise it to the pin puts too much force on the motor.   It should stop where it requires a strong squeeze on the cable to get the pin in.  This is how the Amel people demonstrated it to me.  

Regards,

Miles

S/Y Ladybug, at dock 4 m Le Marin, Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Climma Heat

eric freedman
 

The thermal cut off is located on the upper right side of the frame of the heater. The heater looks like an old time toaster. However, I’ll bet it’s a low reading capacitor. It is one of the 3 small ones. If I remember- they are 2 and 3+ microfarads with white wire leads.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Climma Heat

 

 

Ryan, Mark, Mark, Eric and Bill,

 

Thanks all for your comments.  This is a great resource.  I'll look for Bill's photo instructions.  Bill, I'll be checking the cap's tomorrow and have the replacements on board.  Hopefully that's all there is.  If not I'll be looking for the switch.

 

Duane

 

 


Re: Climma Heat

Duane Siegfri
 

Ryan, Mark, Mark, Eric and Bill,

Thanks all for your comments.  This is a great resource.  I'll look for Bill's photo instructions.  Bill, I'll be checking the cap's tomorrow and have the replacements on board.  Hopefully that's all there is.  If not I'll be looking for the switch.

Duane



Re: Bow Thruster Travel Adjustment

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Miles,
Interesting advice from Amel  I think it's a bit odd, frankly, and it seems not to have come with a "why" do this..

I rather think the logical adjustment, which I've done, is to have it simply and gently snug up against the "donut" gaskets AND have the pin hole in alignment. There is no strain or overload at all needed by the lifting motor.  

When, infrequently, we insert the pin for boisterous sailing, its taper on the end picks the motor up only about one more mm when inserted and it goes in snugly, keeping the weight of the motor off of the lifting mechanism. Then we "pop" the down switch for a second to totally unload the lift motor. And we rotate the pin behind the locking post.

I should think a "strong squeeze", as you (or "Amel") put it, will compress the donuts a whole lot.  Eric (or was it Bill?) said he squeezes up about 10mm, almost 1/2 inch - I don't think the donuts are even that thick, so when not pinned that logically means they wouldn't be making firm contact with the BT box at all.. As I said, "odd advice".

Do you "squeeze and pin" every time you use the BT?  Seems a pain especially for coastal day-hops. I'd posit that most of the time most of us are day hopping and not pinning the BT (and shouldn't have to), so why not have the donuts be in firm and proper contact with the BT box all the time so they can do their job for those inevitable times when it kicks up a bit and you haven't put the pin in?

Oh well - lot's of ways to skin a cat.

Cheers, Craig SN68


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

Hello Craig,

Many years ago, Amel told me to never adjust the bow thruster the way you have done.  Making the lift motor raise it to the pin puts too much force on the motor.   It should stop where it requires a strong squeeze on the cable to get the pin in.  This is how the Amel people demonstrated it to me.  

Regards,

Miles

S/Y Ladybug, at dock 4 m Le Marin, Martinique


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM 2000 windless switch

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

I just saw the switches delivered from Amel and new plastic switch sleeves we're delivered with the switches...maybe I can get a photo tomorrow. 


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 Dec 7, 2017 16:06, "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi all,

 

I ordered some of the buttons below to have as spares in case the replacement buttons I installed from Vetus fail. However, when they arrived I found they are way too small for the holes in the windlass.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Martinique

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2017 7:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel SM 2000 windless switch

 

 

When the rubber boots on mine failed I replaced the external windlass switches with these:

 

 

Waterproof, Sealed with o-rings, no exposed rubber to rot in the sun.

 

If these fail, I'll likely plug the holes permanently and only use my handheld remote, which is a better solution anyway.

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Annapolis, Maryland

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Heat

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I am 99% sure the fan speed is too slow which is tripping the thermostatic safety switch which is getting too hot because of low fan speed. If the heat is turning OFF with the fan on high, check the three fan capacitors. If they are out of range, replace them. If you don't have a multitester that will test them, replace them. 


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 Dec 7, 2017 18:22, "'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Duane,

Check the 3 small capacitors. In my case the same thing happened due to low fan speed the thermal switch turned the heat off.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 3:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma Heat

 

 

We started the aft cabin Climma heater today and it's not working.

 

It starts to heat, based on my hand on the air outlet, but after 10 seconds or so blows only cold air.  So the heating element (we have the EH model) turns off after a few seconds.  I'll change the capacitors tomorrow, but can anyone add to the things for me to check?

 

Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477