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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

Patrick McAneny
 

Steve, I just made a template the best I could with all the bolts , it is pretty good and with the additional pics I took ,it should help. I will mail it off to you and email the pics when my wife gets home. Its been six years since the install , I remember it was a little tricky establishing where to position the motors mount. I gave a measurement in one of the pics as a starting point. The steering cables stay in the same hole in the quadrant ,just drill a hole in the extension arm directly above it . You can see that I fiber glassed in a 11/2" wood block to pack out the bulkhead as well as aft of the bulkhead to also add strength . If the arm is positioned so that the rudder is on center line and the linear drive is 1/2 way extended than I would think that should be where the motor is mounted . You need to make sure you have complete travel of course. I can't remember how I determined the motor mount position, it took a little experimenting. If the rudder is hard to starboard and the drive fully extended and you marked the mount position, and then moved the rudder hard to port with the L/D fully retracted and marked that , the correct position would be half way between the marks, I would think. Just play with it before drilling the holes for the mounting. Also sending pic of the hatch I installed shortly after buying the boat , best thing I ever did . Great amount of air ,makes a hot aft cabin cool. They should have come with a hatch and do now.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Good Luck,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Sassafras River, Md.


-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
Steve, I am glad you have the same layout. No worries about the mailing ,my treat. We'll get everything on the way to you asap.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
Thanks Pat...it is greatly appreciated. We have modified our aft stateroom a bit by removing the fiberglass liners on both sides, building the berth on the port side out to King size at the head and queen at the foot, and adding new cabinetry on the stbd side. With that said, the area under the port berth where the drive will go, is not changed in any way that will cause an issue. 

I’ll give you my Hawaii address below, and please let me know if I can send you a check or do a pay pal to reimburse you for mailing cost.. 

Aloha,

Steve

Steve Davis
95-464 Kaelo Place
Mililani, Hawaii 96789

Cell: 510-908-1835

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Jul 16, 2018, at 12:33 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Steve, It is a pretty straight forward solution ,uses no usable space and does not require cutting out any structural components . Remember you need a 24 v linear drive with the long arm. You will also want to buy an A/B switch , in order to switch back and forth between the rotary and linear drive. I will send photo of that as well.I will very soon take many more photos and measurements for you . Do you have the same layout as I do, with the berth to port ? I will try to make a template of the extension arm . Would you have an address , I could mail it to you? By the way, congratulations on making a long passage and dealing well through your steering issue. 
Pat
SM Shenanigans



-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
Patrick, I have looked at the photo section, and your technique, seems the most simple of the 2 different methods I’ve seen this done with an older SM. We are definitely going to do the job with your method, but not until we get the steering fixed. Any dimensions or template for the quadrant extension would save me a lot of time and energy trying to re-invent the wheel. Since I have the steering apart now, I may start to do some of the legwork in the near future. Whenever you have to time, I’d greatly appreciate it if you can send me what you have. 

Thanks,

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Jul 16, 2018, at 9:39 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Steve, Rather than fabricating a new quadrant , which would have been necessary had we attempted to replicate Amels original installation , I only had to fabricate an extension arm and weld it to the existing quadrant .  The design and installation on my boat went very smoothly , easy to do and has proven to work well for thousands of miles . After looking at your options ,if you chose to do an installation such as I did , I will be glad to supply you with more pictures and measurements , perhaps even a template of the extension arm.. Have you looked at the photo section , I just did and there is a couple of pics that shows clearly what I did . Let me know if you go this route, and I will help in any way I can. 
Good Luck,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
 Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your response regarding our steering. We have it on our very long list while in Hawaii this year to add a linear drive. Do you have any specs on how you modified the quadrant on the drive attachment side?  Any info you have on this would be a big help in figuring out how to make the modification.

If you want to email me directly, try flyboyscd at gmail dot com.

Thanks,

Steve
Aloha SM 72


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

greatketch@...
 

Herbert,

There is no need to disconnect the cables when using the linear drive.  The cables and wheel actually move quite freely, the force you need to move the rudder while on the hard manually is mostly just the inertia of the mass of the rudder. The inertia of the steering wheel adds some, but is not large.

The linear drive generates 480 kg of force, and has no trouble turning the rudder even under very heavy loads.

The cables and rack will see much reduced load and will wear LESS using the linear drive than they will using the chain drive.

Most of the time, if the boat is trimmed well, the autopilot movements of the rudder should be very small.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie 
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

Patrick McAneny
 

Herbert, Yes the linear drive moves all the components connected to the steering system. I am not an engineer , but I suspect it all comes down to leverage imposed from the helm is greater than what you impose from the rudder. As to wear ,it would be the same ,as when employing the rotary ,all the same parts are moving. I suppose if you took the chain off the rotary drive ,you could save that from moving , but the wear is minimum and would not be a good idea. 
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: herbert@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 10:51 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
Hi Bill, I think I could not express myself very clear, try to say it again, sorry for my English: 

when the rudder is moved by the rotary drive (or by the steering wheel) it moves very smooth, you can turn it with the "little finger".  If I try to move the rudder (on the hard) by pushing or pulling it I need quite a lot of power until it moves (and of course the steering wheel turns also). So I thought, that the system is designed in a way that it runs very smooth when the power transmission goes from wheel to rudder but not the other way round (eg like a worm gear...).

If the linear drive turns the rudder by moving the quadrant I thought that there might be a lot of friction until the steering wheel gets turned by the ultraflex cables.  Is it true that the linear drive also turns the steering wheel when working - I assume yes?

This is not a question ho w the Autopilot works but how the Amel Steering works

thx, herbert



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

Herbert Lackner
 

Hi Bill, I think I could not express myself very clear, try to say it again, sorry for my English: 

when the rudder is moved by the rotary drive (or by the steering wheel) it moves very smooth, you can turn it with the "little finger".  If I try to move the rudder (on the hard) by pushing or pulling it I need quite a lot of power until it moves (and of course the steering wheel turns also). So I thought, that the system is designed in a way that it runs very smooth when the power transmission goes from wheel to rudder but not the other way round (eg like a worm gear...).

If the linear drive turns the rudder by moving the quadrant I thought that there might be a lot of friction until the steering wheel gets turned by the ultraflex cables.  Is it true that the linear drive also turns the steering wheel when working - I assume yes?

This is not a question how the Autopilot works but how the Amel Steering works

thx, herbert



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 

It is very possible that you will need to reverse polarity if the physical alignment is reversed. Think about it and you'll understand that the course computer controlls right and left rudder by reversing polarity. 

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 Tue, Jul 17, 2018, 16:00 herbert@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

maybe a stupid question from a SN owner: when adding a linear drive  --  the rotary steering system stays exactly the same, no changes, is that right? No need to disconnect the cables when switching to the linear drive?  When I try to move the rudder by hand (on the hard, when applying antifouling...) this is not easy and needs some power, when I turn the wheel it is very easy, so I thought there might be also some wear on the steering system when the rudder is moved by the linear drive and the cables and chain and wheel will turn also...  that was the reason for me not to plan a linear drive installation but to carry second course computer and rotary drive engine as spares...

thx, herbert, KALI MERA, SN 120, Shelter Bay


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

Herbert Lackner
 

maybe a stupid question from a SN owner: when adding a linear drive  --  the rotary steering system stays exactly the same, no changes, is that right? No need to disconnect the cables when switching to the linear drive?  When I try to move the rudder by hand (on the hard, when applying antifouling...) this is not easy and needs some power, when I turn the wheel it is very easy, so I thought there might be also some wear on the steering system when the rudder is moved by the linear drive and the cables and chain and wheel will turn also...  that was the reason for me not to plan a linear drive installation but to carry second course computer and rotary drive engine as spares...

thx, herbert, KALI MERA, SN 120, Shelter Bay


Re: Attention Olivier Beaute

mfmcgovern@...
 

olivierbeaute at gmail dot com and atlanticyachtsurvey at yahoo dot com

Mark McGovern
SM 440 Cara
Deale' MD USA


Re: Storage in the galley Super Maramu 2000

Elaine Leishman
 


Thanks Gary and John for your very detailed responses to my dilemma.  Michael and I spent the afternoon rearranging some of the lockers, cupboards and the bilges and now feel reasonably happy with the outcome.

I  realize that we will probably change things again as we spend more time aboard and figure out what needs to be accessed readily.

Looking forward to this new chaper in our lives and the experiences that follow.

Regards,
Elaine and Michael
SV Nebo No. 251

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Storage in the galley Super Maramu 2000

Elaine Leishman
 


Hi Mark,

We are currently  in Hobart, Tasmania which is a beautiful part of the world.  Will be there for winter as we sort out Nebo.  
Our first project was to get the diesel heater working and I am very happy to report that its now toasty warm aboard after replacing the glow plug.
Regards,
Elaine and Michael
SV Nebo No. 251
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


Attention Olivier Beaute

amel46met
 

Olivier could you send me your email address.
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Kostas,

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

Patrick McAneny
 

Steve, I am glad you have the same layout. No worries about the mailing ,my treat. We'll get everything on the way to you asap.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
Thanks Pat...it is greatly appreciated. We have modified our aft stateroom a bit by removing the fiberglass liners on both sides, building the berth on the port side out to King size at the head and queen at the foot, and adding new cabinetry on the stbd side. With that said, the area under the port berth where the drive will go, is not changed in any way that will cause an issue. 

I’ll give you my Hawaii address below, and please let me know if I can send you a check or do a pay pal to reimburse you for mailing cost. 

Aloha,

Steve

Steve Davis
95-464 Kaelo Place
Mililani, Hawaii 96789

Cell: 510-908-1835

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Jul 16, 2018, at 12:33 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Steve, It is a pretty straight forward solution ,uses no usable space and does not require cutting out any structural components . Remember you need a 24 v linear drive with the long arm. You will also want to buy an A/B switch , in order to switch back and forth between the rotary and linear drive. I will send photo of that as well.I will very soon take many more photos and measurements for you . Do you have the same layout as I do, with the berth to port ? I will try to make a template of the extension arm . Would you have an address , I could mail it to you? By the way, congratulations on making a long passage and dealing well through your steering issue. 
Pat
SM Shenanigans



-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
Patrick, I have looked at the photo section, and your technique, seems the most simple of the 2 different methods I’ve seen this done with an older SM. We are definitely going to do the job with your method, but not until we get the steering fixed. Any dimensions or template for the quadrant extension would save me a lot of time and energy trying to re-invent the wheel. Since I have the steering apart now, I may start to do some of the legwork in the near future. Whenever you have to time, I’d greatly appreciate it if you can send me what you have. 

Thanks,

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Jul 16, 2018, at 9:39 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Steve, Rather than fabricating a new quadrant , which would have been necessary had we attempted to replicate Amels original installation , I only had to fabricate an extension arm and weld it to the existing quadrant .  The design and installation on my boat went very smoothly , easy to do and has proven to work well for thousands of miles . After looking at your options ,if you chose to do an installation such as I did , I will be glad to supply you with more pictures and measurements , perhaps even a template of the extension arm.. Have you looked at the photo section , I just did and there is a couple of pics that shows clearly what I did . Let me know if you go this route, and I will help in any way I can. 
Good Luck,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
 Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your response regarding our steering. We have it on our very long list while in Hawaii this year to add a linear drive. Do you have any specs on how you modified the quadrant on the drive attachment side?  Any info you have on this would be a big help in figuring out how to make the modification.

If you want to email me directly, try flyboyscd at gmail dot com.

Thanks,

Steve
Aloha SM 72


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

Stephen Davis
 

Thanks Pat...it is greatly appreciated. We have modified our aft stateroom a bit by removing the fiberglass liners on both sides, building the berth on the port side out to King size at the head and queen at the foot, and adding new cabinetry on the stbd side. With that said, the area under the port berth where the drive will go, is not changed in any way that will cause an issue. 

I’ll give you my Hawaii address below, and please let me know if I can send you a check or do a pay pal to reimburse you for mailing cost. 

Aloha,

Steve

Steve Davis
95-464 Kaelo Place
Mililani, Hawaii 96789

Cell: 510-908-1835

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Jul 16, 2018, at 12:33 PM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve, It is a pretty straight forward solution ,uses no usable space and does not require cutting out any structural components . Remember you need a 24 v linear drive with the long arm. You will also want to buy an A/B switch , in order to switch back and forth between the rotary and linear drive. I will send photo of that as well.I will very soon take many more photos and measurements for you . Do you have the same layout as I do, with the berth to port ? I will try to make a template of the extension arm . Would you have an address , I could mail it to you? By the way, congratulations on making a long passage and dealing well through your steering issue. 

Pat
SM Shenanigans



-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
Patrick, I have looked at the photo section, and your technique, seems the most simple of the 2 different methods I’ve seen this done with an older SM. We are definitely going to do the job with your method, but not until we get the steering fixed. Any dimensions or template for the quadrant extension would save me a lot of time and energy trying to re-invent the wheel. Since I have the steering apart now, I may start to do some of the legwork in the near future. Whenever you have to time, I’d greatly appreciate it if you can send me what you have. 

Thanks,

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Jul 16, 2018, at 9:39 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Steve, Rather than fabricating a new quadrant , which would have been necessary had we attempted to replicate Amels original installation , I only had to fabricate an extension arm and weld it to the existing quadrant .  The design and installation on my boat went very smoothly , easy to do and has proven to work well for thousands of miles . After looking at your options ,if you chose to do an installation such as I did , I will be glad to supply you with more pictures and measurements , perhaps even a template of the extension arm.. Have you looked at the photo section , I just did and there is a couple of pics that shows clearly what I did . Let me know if you go this route, and I will help in any way I can. 
Good Luck,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
 Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your response regarding our steering. We have it on our very long list while in Hawaii this year to add a linear drive. Do you have any specs on how you modified the quadrant on the drive attachment side?  Any info you have on this would be a big help in figuring out how to make the modification.

If you want to email me directly, try flyboyscd at gmail dot com.

Thanks,

Steve
Aloha SM 72


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

Patrick McAneny
 

Steve, It is a pretty straight forward solution ,uses no usable space and does not require cutting out any structural components . Remember you need a 24 v linear drive with the long arm. You will also want to buy an A/B switch , in order to switch back and forth between the rotary and linear drive. I will send photo of that as well.I will very soon take many more photos and measurements for you . Do you have the same layout as I do, with the berth to port ? I will try to make a template of the extension arm . Would you have an address , I could mail it to you? By the way, congratulations on making a long passage and dealing well through your steering issue. 
Pat
SM Shenanigans



-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 4:50 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
Patrick, I have looked at the photo section, and your technique, seems the most simple of the 2 different methods I’ve seen this done with an older SM. We are definitely going to do the job with your method, but not until we get the steering fixed. Any dimensions or template for the quadrant extension would save me a lot of time and energy trying to re-invent the wheel. Since I have the steering apart now, I may start to do some of the legwork in the near future. Whenever you have to time, I’d greatly appreciate it if you can send me what you have. 

Thanks,

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Jul 16, 2018, at 9:39 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Steve, Rather than fabricating a new quadrant , which would have been necessary had we attempted to replicate Amels original installation , I only had to fabricate an extension arm and weld it to the existing quadrant .  The design and installation on my boat went very smoothly , easy to do and has proven to work well for thousands of miles . After looking at your options ,if you chose to do an installation such as I did , I will be glad to supply you with more pictures and measurements , perhaps even a template of the extension arm.. Have you looked at the photo section , I just did and there is a couple of pics that shows clearly what I did . Let me know if you go this route, and I will help in any way I can. 
Good Luck,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
 Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your response regarding our steering. We have it on our very long list while in Hawaii this year to add a linear drive. Do you have any specs on how you modified the quadrant on the drive attachment side?  Any info you have on this would be a big help in figuring out how to make the modification.

If you want to email me directly, try flyboyscd at gmail dot com.

Thanks,

Steve
Aloha SM 72


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Storage in the galley Super Maramu 2000

Elaine Leishman
 


Hi Mark,

We are currently in Hobart, Tasmania which is a beautiful part of the world and will be staying here for winter while we sort Nebo out.
  First project was to get the diesel heater going which I am very happy to report works well after replacing the glow plug.

Regards,
Elaine and Michael 
SV Nebo No. 251

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date:16/07/2018 21:01 (GMT+10:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Cc:
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Storage in the galley Super Maramu 2000

 

Hi Elaine,

 

Where are you located?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Curacao

www.creampuff.us

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 6:19 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Storage in the galley Super Maramu 2000

 

 

 

Hi everyone, I am a new member and a new owner of our first yacht, Amel SM hull no. 251. 

 

Moved onboard a few weeks ago and still unpacking and finding places for our belongings.  I am a keen cook and have quite a large pantry of what I consider essentials and having trouble organising the cupboards in the galley.  Would appreciate any input from the owners out there as to how they have gone about doing it.  The deep, top opening locker in the galley is proving to be the most difficult.  Also has anyone removed the bottle racks to gain extra storage.  Thanks in advance.

Elaine 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

Stephen Davis
 

Patrick, I have looked at the photo section, and your technique, seems the most simple of the 2 different methods I’ve seen this done with an older SM. We are definitely going to do the job with your method, but not until we get the steering fixed. Any dimensions or template for the quadrant extension would save me a lot of time and energy trying to re-invent the wheel. Since I have the steering apart now, I may start to do some of the legwork in the near future. Whenever you have to time, I’d greatly appreciate it if you can send me what you have. 

Thanks,

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Jul 16, 2018, at 9:39 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Steve, Rather than fabricating a new quadrant , which would have been necessary had we attempted to replicate Amels original installation , I only had to fabricate an extension arm and weld it to the existing quadrant .  The design and installation on my boat went very smoothly , easy to do and has proven to work well for thousands of miles . After looking at your options ,if you chose to do an installation such as I did , I will be glad to supply you with more pictures and measurements , perhaps even a template of the extension arm. Have you looked at the photo section , I just did and there is a couple of pics that shows clearly what I did . Let me know if you go this route, and I will help in any way I can. 

Good Luck,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
 Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your response regarding our steering. We have it on our very long list while in Hawaii this year to add a linear drive. Do you have any specs on how you modified the quadrant on the drive attachment side?  Any info you have on this would be a big help in figuring out how to make the modification.

If you want to email me directly, try flyboyscd at gmail dot com.

Thanks,

Steve
Aloha SM 72


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

Patrick McAneny
 

Steve, Rather than fabricating a new quadrant , which would have been necessary had we attempted to replicate Amels original installation , I only had to fabricate an extension arm and weld it to the existing quadrant .  The design and installation on my boat went very smoothly , easy to do and has proven to work well for thousands of miles . After looking at your options ,if you chose to do an installation such as I did , I will be glad to supply you with more pictures and measurements , perhaps even a template of the extension arm. Have you looked at the photo section , I just did and there is a couple of pics that shows clearly what I did . Let me know if you go this route, and I will help in any way I can. 
Good Luck,
Pat 
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Jul 16, 2018 2:14 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

 
 Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your response regarding our steering. We have it on our very long list while in Hawaii this year to add a linear drive. Do you have any specs on how you modified the quadrant on the drive attachment side?  Any info you have on this would be a big help in figuring out how to make the modification.

If you want to email me directly, try flyboyscd at gmail dot com.

Thanks,

Steve
Aloha SM 72


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Storage in the galley Super Maramu 2000

Ryan Meador
 

I think this is a fascinating thread.  I'm getting all kinds of new ideas, and I'm reconsidering some of the storage decisions I've made.  Here's what we do:

  • The cabinet aft of the stove contains plates, bowls, and cups
  • The cabinet forward of the stove contains spices on the top shelf (on a lazy susan... somehow it has yet to get messed up due to waves or heeling) and random snacks/teabags/coffee/condiments on the bottom shelf
  • In-counter storage (is there a name for this?) aft of the stove holds pasta, rice, beans, and many canned goods.  Also some lesser-used kitchen gadgets such as the pasta strainer
  • In-counter storage forward of the stove is food storage containers/bags, aluminum foil, parchment paper, ramen noodles, some canned goods
  • Our SM has the washing machine close to the stove (rather than at the inboard end of the galley as in the 2000).  We store cutting boards in the space above it.
  • The left (outboard) drawer contains silverware, the right drawer contains cooking utensils and knives.  I'd love to swap the uses of these, but the dividers seem to be integral to the drawers.
  • The storage beneath the left drawer is for pots and pans
  • The storage beneath the right drawer is the liquor locker, and like Elaine, we have considered removing it to make more useful storage, but we are abiding by the 1 year rule (and I need a place to put the bottles anyways... under the table isn't enough)
  • Our under-sink dishwasher was removed by the previous owner, so that area stores cleaning supplies, including the vacuum cleaner.
  • The right hand (outboard) under-sink storage cabinet houses the trash bin, and deeper inside we put paper bags for recyclables.  I haven't found a use for the bilge storage under this space because it's so hard to get to.
  • Root vegetables go in a bin in the bilge just forward of the fridge
  • The bilge at the foot of the companionway steps houses canned goods
  • Foul weather boots go in the bilge beneath the companionway stairs. I did this because I've gotten some water in this area a few times, and the boots are waterproof.
  • The pressure cooker (Instant Pot) goes in the next-forward bilge compartment.  It fits just about perfectly because this compartment is smaller than most.
  • The cabinets on the port side behind the table closest to the galley hold additional canned goods, paper goods, and the clothes washing detergent (it's reachable over the counter from the washing machine area)
  • The drawers forward of the nav station hold the Amel-branded dishes.  This is prime real estate, and we hardly use these dishes, but they seem designed to fit this space so I leave them there.  Maybe I should move them.
  • The two drawers beneath the starboard settee are full of tools
  • The aft cabinets behind the starboard settee are full of spare parts.. but after reading this thread, I think I might swap the contents of these cabinets with their counterparts on the port side.  We need the food and paper goods more often than the spare parts.
Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 7:36 AM john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Elaine, congratulations on your new Amel.  Colleen is also 5ft and uses rubber kitchen tongs to reach items stored at the bottom of the corner galley lockers.  We have two of these as the dishwasher is located under the sink on our model.  Colleen stores pots and pans in one cabinet under the forward counter top, the other cabinet is set up as a liquor and glass storage space(is this the bottle rack you are contemplating removing?) which we so far have let as it was.  We store frequently "needed" food items like bags of chips and snacks in the cabinets over the starboard side sofa and less frequently needed items on the port side.   One owner I spoke to recently, but cannot recall who said he stores spare parts on the port side of the salon and spread food storage out to more accessible cabinets around the boat.    We store heavy items, beer, wine, soft drinks, canned food....under the floor in the salon.


One thing that took Colleen a while to wrap her mind around was that "kitchen stuff" doesn't all need to be stored in the galley as one would go in a proper house, nor does all food have to be stored in one location.  There is a ton of storage throughout the vessel and it helps to spread things out a bit to make access easier.  

Oh and make a list of where you put things.   It will pay off.  

                   Regards,   John Clark
SV Annie SM#37
Le Marin, Martinique


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Well,my wife would be the expert but here's what I've learned through keen observations and the occasional "honey, where do we keep the .....?"

At 5'2" she has a pretty good challenge with the deep cabinets as well.  We do own a pair of 'reaching-thingies" .. can grabber claws . that help manage that..  Mostly, the cabinets are full of seldom used things including the Soda Stream, electric kettle and vacuum sealer (only out at dock) and 'back-up" canned goods.
Our boat (#209) doesn't have a dishwasher so the extra cupboard is full of the zip-loc bags, foils, parchment, and the lesser used spices in a portable rack. the cupboard under the sink has the pressure cooker and some other nesting pots and pans.

Virtually all of the silverware and cutlery are in the two drawers under the countertop .. with the exception of the plastic and nylon stuff (spatulas, ladles, stirring spoons, tongs) which are held in "vases" in the rack above the fridge.

All our dishware is kept in the two aft cabinets, stbd side, in the salon.  It stacks nicely (all melamine) and since it's not metal can safely live close to the electronics.

All the foodstuffs basically are in the bilges, in their own bins (in case of leakage). Keeps the weight of canned goods low.

We have the two big drawers beneath the salon settee; one has mixing bowls and other 'big' vessels and the other has my "geek" stuff like the printer and scanner. The three drawers just fwd of the nav station, which I think were originally Amel's plan for dishes, are full of camera gear, extra aa, c and d cell batteries, some first aid supplies (not a full kit) and miscellaneous office supplies from sticky notes to playing cards. I'm sure everybody comes into their own plan; I know ours has evolved quite a bit as we figured out what got used most.

Nevertheless, there are still the times when my 6'2" comes in handy to reach the bottom of that deep locker for cleaning or retrieving he errant can of beets :)

Gary W.
s/v Adagio SM209
Malta



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Failure on 1992 SM72 "Aloha"

Stephen Davis
 

 Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your response regarding our steering. We have it on our very long list while in Hawaii this year to add a linear drive. Do you have any specs on how you modified the quadrant on the drive attachment side?  Any info you have on this would be a big help in figuring out how to make the modification.

If you want to email me directly, try flyboyscd at gmail dot com.

Thanks,

Steve
Aloha SM 72