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Santorin spinnaker question

Herbert Lackner
 

when we purchased KALI MERA in 2013 she was equipped with a Parasailor instead of the Amel balooner. An additional block was mounted on the top of the mast and the halyard for the balooner was fed up to the new block. We built it back to the original setup, ordered a new balooner and have been very happy using the twin-sail configuration on the atlantic crossing. twin sail worked excellent up to 30 degrees in front of the wind.

Now pacific crossing is the next trip and with the light wind and not always from the back we are thinking of using the Parasail again, but do not want to change the halyards for the original configuration. Did anyone installed an additional halyard for a spinnaker? there has to be an additional block that is mounted above the forestay, can someone post a foto of the setup?


thx, herbert, SN120 KALI MERA



Re: Original Autopilot Integration With New Chartplotter

SV Perigee
 

re: Vesper & B&G V50 VHF

Great info, and insights.

Thanks.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] selling Amel, Maramu 48'

spritoaffine
 

Hi Judy

End of an era eh? A sad but necessary thing to do. Good luck with the sail, Hazel and I look forward to hearing you have sold her

Our best wishes

Hazel and David

 

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From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of Kenneth Coats coatskenneth1@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 3:56:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] selling Amel, Maramu 48'
 
 

Hello, My name is Judith Golden an I am selling our 1985 that is equipped with the Amel furling mast and headsail. Joel Potter sold us the boat and we took ownership in 1999 and sailed for several great years. With age knocking on our door we decided to sell. My husband Ken and I were in the process of getting Golden Daze ready for market when he became ill and passed away before we were able to complete the work. Ken started projects that he always wanted to do while the engine was out to enhance the accessibility of pumps and other equipment in order to make things easier for everyone. Ken was a man unable to let something go unless it was done right and to his liking. Our boat is a project but when said and done it will be a sound sailing boat once again.                                                      
 
Joel Potter is again our broker and has sold this boat to everyone who has owned it and knows it well. He has deeply inspected the boat and will be able to answer almost any question you might have.  
                                             Judy Golden
 
                                                 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Kent,

After breaking two of those slider thingys, we had fabricated a solid aluminium piece with a slot in it and had it welded to the boom. We connected the mainsheet block to it with dyneema.
I've noticed that older Maramus actually have the mainsheet attachment welded to the boom, as does the 54.
I wonder why Amel decided to go with that slider idea, which seems rather Mickey Mouse to me ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Loltong Bay, Pentecote Is, Vanuatu


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

karkauai
 

Hi Joel,
I was going to look into having a 3-hole boom slider made, too.  I was also told they couldn’t do it without the boom.  Are all SM booms the same?  If so, or if Kristy (SM2K #243) is the right vintage, I’d like him to build one for me, too.
Thanks, I hope you’re coming to the Rendezvous!
Kent

On Aug 20, 2018, at 4:32 PM, Joel Potter jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Mark , I have an SM 53 Millennium he can pattern on. I’ll call him tomorrow.


All The Best , Joel 

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Aug 20, 2018, at 3:17 PM, isaac_02906@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

All-

Just an FYI:  I contacted Nance and Underwood to have a boom slider fabricated (I'm within a few hull numbers of Steve).  Roger told me this would not be possible if they did not have the boom in house.  Apparently, they did not retain enough information on the job to be able to do this remotely.  He did say he may be able to pattern off a local SM.

Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM 391
South Freeport, Maine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

amelforme
 

Mark , I have an SM 53 Millennium he can pattern on. I’ll call him tomorrow.

All The Best , Joel 

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Aug 20, 2018, at 3:17 PM, isaac_02906@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

All-

Just an FYI:  I contacted Nance and Underwood to have a boom slider fabricated (I'm within a few hull numbers of Steve).  Roger told me this would not be possible if they did not have the boom in house.  Apparently, they did not retain enough information on the job to be able to do this remotely.  He did say he may be able to pattern off a local SM.

Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM 391
South Freeport, Maine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor swivel

 

Mark,

We don't know what load caused the deformation, nor do we know what loads the design will tolerate at specific angles of load. The design load at specific angles is probably much different than a shackle. 

I know from personal experience that German-based Wasi customer service is very un-American, and certainly will not live up to our American expectations. You received an experience similar to mine. I suspect it is partially national culture and partially company culture. I didn't discount the product because of the culture. When a company works very hard to design and produce a product that they believe is better and different than the competition, it is difficult to reason with them because they have a lot invested in reaching their goal. Sometimes this is good, sometimes not, and most of the time taken as arrogance by others, including you and me. I continue to believe the product is better and different than anything offered, but I do not have specific engineering proof to back that up.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 1:59 PM brass.ring@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Bill,

 

Not sure about the load that caused the deformation on the WASI, I inherited it from the prior owner.  It is hard to see in the photograph but there is additional deformation at the head of the shaft where the bell meets the top and of the shackle.  I believe the WASI was near a critical failure point as the stress increased due to the angle of the pull.  Additionally, I had contacted the US distributor for WASI to see if parts were available.  After multiple phone calls with no return contact I concluded their customer service had reached its failure point.  That is when I purchased the replacement swivel from Mantus.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Rendezvous St Michaels, MD Oct 1-4 2018

Patrick McAneny
 

Paul, My email is : sailw32@... , are you thinking of coming,you would make 18 boats ?
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 2:41 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Rendezvous St Michaels, MD Oct 1-4 2018

 
Pat,

What comes after the @ for your direct email contact?

Thanks

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising New England

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Long block failure on a Volvo D3-110 Amel 54-152

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Dean,

Your East Coast experience is a salutary lesson to us all. Seek out the simple first. When I was a teenager with an aged Norton Dominator twin 500 cc motorcycle my father gave me some sage advice:. "If you think you need an engine overhaul change the spark plug first" Good principle. The amount of oil you are seeing it wont be fatal in a hurry so take time to seek it out. While we are on oil I would mention that I had some warranty work done on my new Volvo D2 75. It was to do with the turbo and the symptoms included slight oil loss with a hard to trace oil leak. They fitted a new turbo after months of argument. They had suggested the sump may have been overfilled causing excessive oil vapor out of the breather which is routed to the turbo. They thought it possible the dip stick was incorrectly marked so did a careful oil change measuring the amount rather than trusting the dip stick.It was correct and the new turbo fixed the problem. That's just an example. Not suggesting that is your problem.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl


On 21 August 2018 at 01:50 "Trifin trifin@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Danny, That’s a good point you make. The bottom of the bellhousing is the lowest point, maybe it’s just collecting there. However, I can’t see any track marks, but maybe that’s not so unusual. The only other significant oil leak I’ve experienced was cruising the East coast of Australia. Motored into Yamba, did an engine check – big pool of oil on the floor, with no obvious leakage point at all. Local engineer looked at it sagely, shaking his head and suggesting we probably need a new engine. I called my regular engineer in Sydney, who asked a few questions, and diagnosed the problem in a couple of minutes. It was a minuscule split in the rubber cap of the oil evacuation tube. No sign whatsoever of any leakage from it, however one new rubber cap and one cable tie later, problem sorted.

We had been motor-sailing on a heel. The leaking oil was vapour and simply condensed on the floor of the engine bay. No drips, no tell-tale signs at all on the engine.

I will look more closely at the turbocharger as you suggest.

Motoring at 1650 today was very gentlemanly! Not much sea, 8knots, quiet engine, good economy. Such a shame it’s bad for the motor!

Cheers Dean

X

 


 


 


Re: Main sheet boom slider broken

Mark Isaac
 

All-

Just an FYI:  I contacted Nance and Underwood to have a boom slider fabricated (I'm within a few hull numbers of Steve).  Roger told me this would not be possible if they did not have the boom in house.  Apparently, they did not retain enough information on the job to be able to do this remotely.  He did say he may be able to pattern off a local SM.

Mark Isaac
Lulu, SM 391
South Freeport, Maine


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor swivel [2 Attachments]

Ian Park
 

No chain between swivel and anchor. All the force goes sideways through the neck of the ball joint.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Kimberlite

Paul Stascavage
 

Eric,

I have tried to reach out to you via email a couple times last month and my emails went unanswered.  I think maybe they went to your spam folder?

Please shoot me an email at your earliest convenience paul dot stascavage at icloud dot com.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising New England

www.RitaKathryn.com



Re: Amel Rendezvous St Michaels, MD Oct 1-4 2018

Paul Stascavage
 

Pat,

What comes after the @ for your direct email contact?

Thanks

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising New England

www.RitaKathryn.com


selling Amel, Maramu 48'

Kenneth Coats
 

Hello, My name is Judith Golden an I am selling our 1985 that is equipped with the Amel furling mast and headsail. Joel Potter sold us the boat and we took ownership in 1999 and sailed for several great years. With age knocking on our door we decided to sell. My husband Ken and I were in the process of getting Golden Daze ready for market when he became ill and passed away before we were able to complete the work. Ken started projects that he always wanted to do while the engine was out to enhance the accessibility of pumps and other equipment in order to make things easier for everyone. Ken was a man unable to let something go unless it was done right and to his liking. Our boat is a project but when said and done it will be a sound sailing boat once again.                                                      
 
Joel Potter is again our broker and has sold this boat to everyone who has owned it and knows it well. He has deeply inspected the boat and will be able to answer almost any question you might have.  
                                             Judy Golden
 
                                                 


Re: Long block failure on a Volvo D3-110 Amel 54-152

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Danny,
That’s a good point you make.
The bottom of the bellhousing is the lowest point, maybe it’s just collecting there. However, I can’t see any track marks, but maybe that’s not so unusual. The only other significant oil leak I’ve experienced was cruising the East coast of Australia. Motored into Yamba, did an engine check - big pool of oil on the floor, with no obvious leakage point at all. Local engineer looked at it sagely, shaking his head and suggesting we probably need a new engine. I called my regular engineer in Sydney, who asked a few questions, and diagnosed the problem in a couple of minutes.
It was a minuscule split in the rubber cap of the oil evacuation tube. No sign whatsoever of any leakage from it, however one new rubber cap and one cable tie later, problem sorted.

We had been motor-sailing on a heel. The leaking oil was vapour and simply condensed on the floor of the engine bay. No drips, no tell-tale signs at all on the engine.

I will look more closely at the turbocharger as you suggest.

Motoring at 1650 today was very gentlemanly! Not much sea, 8knots, quiet engine, good economy. Such a shame it’s bad for the motor!

Cheers
Dean

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Improvements to the Amel design.

michael winand
 

Yes 10mm chain  . All shackles  are rated swl, 6 tonne  at anchor  it is a close fit at the bow roller so I bring it up gently. I normally am at the bow when anchoring.  2.5 tonne swl at the end of the 10mm chain to the 16mm chain. 
The larger chain is easy to thread my 12mm line through to tie off the anchor when underway. 
If you have to buy a new anchor chain most chain manufacturers will put a larger link at each end. Where I am it is called fathom chain. 60 fathom  is near 117m. 
A swivel between the two chain 16mm and the 10mm would also be able to be used as the swivel is normally larger on one end to allow for the anchor. 

On Mon, 20 Aug 2018 at 19:31, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

Thanks Michael...


So you have 10mm chain - shackle - 16mm x 1m chain - shackle - anchor?

What shackles do you use ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Improvements to the Amel design.

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Michael...

So you have 10mm chain - shackle - 16mm x 1m chain - shackle - anchor?

What shackles do you use ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Long block failure on a Volvo D3-110 Amel 54-152

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi dean. Cruising = fixing boats in exotic locations is my second favourite quote. You'll know the other one. Wouldn't worry about losing your puff of smoke. A diesel engine (as many on this forum say) needs to work. 1500 rpm is thoroughly unkind to it. The drip of oil. Engine oil? Are you sure it's coming from the bell housing. Some stray oil can come from the turbo and finish up in unusual locations. With a young engine like yours a main bearing crankshaft seal is unlikely to have failed.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 20 August 2018 at 19:55 "Trifin trifin@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Danny, Thanks for that info.

The situation has also become a little curiouser. I did that test, and produced the big puff of smoke once and once only, now I cannot repeat the result!

I’ve tried again with engine hot and cold, but no big puff of smoke!

Maybe I had some kind of build up in there which got blown out? Quite strange.

Since this thread popped up I have been deliberately running the motor much harder than previously, typically motoring at 2150rpm (rather than 1500-1800) Since doing this I’ve had a couple of interesting issues raise their heads.

  1. Slight leakage from lid of C-Drive reservoir. I think I understand that issue fully.

  2. Some leakage of oil from the motor, which I’ve traced to the bellhousing breather at the bottom of the housing. A teaspoon per hour maybe. Right now I’m transiting at 1650rpm to see if it’s still the same.

The only sources of that leak that I can think of are the sump flange or the main shaft seal. (Wish I’d known about this before the new box went in!)

I’m becoming very familiar with fixing boats in exotic places :-)

Cheers Dean SY Stella Amel 54#154

X

 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Improvements to the Amel design.

michael winand
 

Hi Alan.  One meter of  chain. At present I have not yet added a swivel. Not needed one 


On Mon, 20 Aug 2018 at 17:00, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners]
wrote:
 

Thanks Michael,


How much 16mm chain do you use and do you have a swivel between that and your main anchor chain?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Long block failure on a Volvo D3-110 Amel 54-152

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Danny,
Thanks for that info.

The situation has also become a little curiouser.
I did that test, and produced the big puff of smoke once and once only, now I cannot repeat the result!

I’ve tried again with engine hot and cold, but no big puff of smoke!

Maybe I had some kind of build up in there which got blown out? Quite strange.

Since this thread popped up I have been deliberately running the motor much harder than previously, typically motoring at 2150rpm (rather than 1500-1800)
Since doing this I’ve had a couple of interesting issues raise their heads.

1. Slight leakage from lid of C-Drive reservoir. I think I understand that issue fully.

2. Some leakage of oil from the motor, which I’ve traced to the bellhousing breather at the bottom of the housing. A teaspoon per hour maybe. Right now I’m transiting at 1650rpm to see if it’s still the same.
The only sources of that leak that I can think of are the sump flange or the main shaft seal. (Wish I’d known about this before the new box went in!)

I’m becoming very familiar with fixing boats in exotic places :-)

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
Amel 54#154


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