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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

Mike Ondra
 

Below is what I received today from Maud re: the “Toe Pulley” sheave. Seems like she will be ordering, or has, from their supplier.

So for those that are interested, it would seem they will be available from Amel soon(?). May be opportune to get orders in for this batch.

Per attached quotation and consistent with Bill Kinney’s post they will be €240 each plus VAT and shipping.

Has there been any pricing on the “printed” and/or stainless sheaves?

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

 

Dear Mike,

Now that the price estimate is settled I will send you a short message to let you know when they arrive.

These pulleys are only made on our specific demand and for our boats so the delivery time is usually several weeks.

Have a nice afternoon,

With my kindest regards,

 

Maud TOUILLET

Service clientèle/Customer service

sav@...

Phone : +33 (0) 546 55 00 75

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Courtney Gorman
 

In the photo it looks as though there are threads at the end of the outer housing by the gear?  if so could they be stripped?
Just an observation
Cheers
Courtney
svTrippin


-----Original Message-----
From: divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 5:09 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

 
Hi Ryan,
I don't really know what the answer is, but we had problems with that black ring rotating and becoming loose until I used 5200 to stick it to the housing.
It's possible that the black ring is what holds it all together i.e.keeps the shaft in place.

Olivier would know for sure.....Olivier ?

Cheers

Alan 
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Boom crutch?

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

Much as Alan suggested, we too keep the boom under tension when not in use. We have added attachment loops as shown in the photos to keep everything out of the way of the side decks. The Main sits centered and the mizzen goes to port. 




Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Boothbay, Maine



On Sep 6, 2018, at 5:56 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We just use the preventer/vang on each boom to hold them steady tensioned against the sheet...the mizzen is the real issue...the car goes tack, tack, tack all night long if you don't tie it down

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Ryan,

Aletes also suffered from the black ring working itself loose. We drilled and tapped a ¼” hole on either side of the housing and installed set screws to secure the black ring in place.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

 

 

Hi Ryan,

I don't really know what the answer is, but we had problems with that black ring rotating and becoming loose until I used 5200 to stick it to the housing.

It's possible that the black ring is what holds it all together i.e.keeps the shaft in place.

 

Olivier would know for sure.....Olivier ?

 

Cheers

 

Alan 

Elyse SM437


VW TDI Amel54

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 


On the way to GIBRALTAR I was looking for Service my VW TDI on Amel 54.All belts should be changed .It was time for that after 1.300 hrs - recommended after 1.000 hrs.

It was not easy to find a VW Dealer and Mechanics who are willing to come in the boat.

I found them in Cartagena Spain HUERTAS Motor SL..Qualified service.

2. I had the Problem that with trying to go over 2.300 rpm the Engine felt suddenly back to 1.600 rpm - solution was a little  broken tube to the regulator of Turbo.

The tube was destroyed by the sharp edge of the white Plastikcover of the Engine. Maybe someone stepped aside- not using the yellow stepmarks. 

Check this tube and prevent from the sharp edge.

Safe sailing Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162 


Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Alan Leslie
 

Nigel Calder also suggests this.....and it seems like a reasonable idea...but it's a lot of extra cabling, maybe not so different to what we have.
Anything you can do to try to balance the charge / discharge of the individual batteries has to be better than doing nothing.
Our experience was that a number of batteries really almost died...and significantly, they were all at the -ve end of the bank...which doesn't make much sense to me as electron flow (as opposed to "conventional current") is from -ve to +ve.
However, the battery balancer installation seems to have solved it ....2+ years now and no issues
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: Boom crutch?

Alan Leslie
 

We just use the preventer/vang on each boom to hold them steady tensioned against the sheet...the mizzen is the real issue...the car goes tack, tack, tack all night long if you don't tie it down
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Alan,
I’ve had a look at the Victron balancer.

Interestingly their suggested circuitry for our battery bank involves making an additional (high current) connection between the middle node of each series pair, making a common middle node which is connected to a single balancer. This seems an unusual configuration, but I don’t see why it would not work

I’m thinking that this additional connection between the centre/midpoints may well improve things regardless of the connection of the balancer.
The undercharged battery will be dragged up by the other batteries which are effectively parallel connected. In effect you could look at this as two parallel banks which are connected in series.
The single balancer does the job of keeping the upper and lower banks balanced.

I think I like this idea!

Cheers
Dean


Boom crutch?

smiles bernard
 

Hello there

So far at anchor I’ve been tying the main and mizzen booms to the side to prevent them slatting about when we roll

Does anyone have any other, more cunning solutions ?

I helped build a hard Bimini for my brother in laws catamaran a few months ago and we built in a chock for his boom to rest on. I wondered if anyone had considered adding something similar on the Amel hard dodger to rest the main boom into?

All the best

Miles
Maramu 162


Re: mizzen furler failure

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Ryan,
I don't really know what the answer is, but we had problems with that black ring rotating and becoming loose until I used 5200 to stick it to the housing.
It's possible that the black ring is what holds it all together i.e.keeps the shaft in place.

Olivier would know for sure.....Olivier ?

Cheers

Alan 
Elyse SM437


Re: ZF25 Dipstick

Dean Gillies
 

That’s great Wolfgang. I didn’t know which hull number changed to the VW. The wrong dipsticks are all with Volvo installations.
Cheers
Dean


ZF25 Dipstick

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 

Good morning Dean,
We have the Volkswagen TDI-140 HP 2,5 L 5cyl.with the ZF25 und Dipstick 3311 301 003, so I think it is correct.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162


Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Dean Gillies
 

Wolfgang,
I noticed your hull number is quite near Stella, do you have the Volvo D3-110 with ZF 25 ‘green’ gearbox?
If so, did you check that you have the correct dipstick in the ZF25?
There was a thread about it.
Cheers
Dean


Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Alan,
Thanks! I will look at those products.

Hi Wolfgang,
Thanks for the recommendations. We have been sailing the Medsea in our last boat since 2012 and have been to most corners, but have never sailed to Hyeres. I agree the Adriatic area is great, esp the Eastern side, but our personal favourite as a good sailing destination was definitely Greece, especially Dodecanese and Cyclades.

We bought Stella last year to continue our cruising this year out of the Med, but too many problems with the boat, hopefully all fixed now :-)

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 

Hello Dean,
We are Amel 54 #162 and my batteries were this summer at the end of there life- 7 years old.
Sonja Kessler at Amel Med. In Hyeres helped me to arrange to new batteries for a good price.  So I would recommend sail up the adriatic sea to venice. Montenegro is a Port for you out of Schengen.
For the Winter haul out the boat in Port Napoleon near Marseille and perhaps Service in Hyeres by Amel. I like La Rochelle very much but I would first sail every corner of the Medsea. 
All the best for you/family and boat.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#164 Cartagena Spain on the way to Gibraltar 

This is no answer to your question,  perhaps you have to test each  batterie with the recommended batterytester (SOLAR) by Bill R. But you have to disconnect each battery. So if they are 5-7 years old I would Change next year.


Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Alan Leslie
 

To effectively maintain equal charging of series connected batteries you need a battery balancer for each set.


We have 3 paralleled sets of 4 x 6V AGM batteries in series.
We don't have this Victron balancer, its specifically for 2 x 12 V batteries. 
Our balancers are designed for 4 batteries in series.
We too had the unequal charging issue which resulted in batteries being replaced under warranty 2 years ago.
Since installing the balancers we have had no issues at all.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Dean Gillies
 

Jan and I have just put Stella to bed for winter, and one of the things I did before leaving the boat was to measure the battery voltages in my house bank. Like other A54’s I have 6 pairs of series connected 12V lead acid batteries.

Before measuring the voltage I forced the shore charger into bulk mode by turning it off and then on again. I did this to check that the batteries are fully charged. With bulk charging voltage of 28.3V I measured a charging current of 1.8A, so I’m fairly confident that the batteries were very close to a full charge.

10 of the 12 batteries showed a voltage between 14.1 and 14.2, with each pair showing a series voltage of 28.3V. All good, these pairs are well-balanced.

However one of the pairs showed individual voltages of 13.6V and 14.7V. Poorly balanced, probably due to the battery at 13.6V being slightly low on capacity, causing the imbalance to gradually increase over time. So it looks like one battery of the pair will always be overcharged and the other undercharged.

Sadly I’ll be away from the boat until April 2019 and the batteries will be maintained until then by the solar charger which is set to provide mostly float charging.

This is the first ‘24V’ boat I’ve owned so I am not so familiar with the little tricks of managing series connected 12V batteries as pairs. When I get back to the boat I will probably disconnect both batteries and fully charge them individually to try and re-balance them.

Are there other things I should be doing for these batteries, or for the bank on an ongoing basis specifically to try and keep the battery pairs well-balanced? Is individual charging the best way to try and recover some balance? Really interested to hear what others do.

Just a final comment as we head homewards ... I’d like to sincerely thank all of the forum members who assisted Jan and I through some tricky problems this year. Our cruising plan was to leave Greece in May and winter in LaRochelle. Technical problems with the boat prevented this from happening (we are still in Greece!), however thanks to the support and advice provided by many of you, the boat is fully operational again, and our destination next year is ... LaRochelle!

I’d like give special thanks to Porter McRoberts who, whilst suffering some significant technical problems of his own, managed to find us a new gearbox ‘off-the-shelf’ when all other avenues were quoting lead times of many months. Thanks Porter!

Fair winds to all.

Dean and Jan Gillies
SY STELLA
AMEL 54 #154


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Insurance Providers

smiles bernard
 

I’m also now using Y Yachts following a steer from this forum. 
I’ve been really impressed with their help so far

All the best
Miles


On 4 Sep 2018, at 21:58, x_holdfast_x@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Thanks everyone, extremely helpful info here.  In summation:


  • Conforming to modern industry code for HIN on an Amel can be a futile task
  • USAA is not everyone's cup of tea.
  • Scott Stusek is the answer
Much appreciated.

Best,

Joey


Iririum Ext. Antenna coax connector

Eric Freedman
 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 7:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna

 

 

Eric, We are sending back the cable today for a 40 ft. cable,I think that will be long enough ??? It sounds like you also did not run it through the conduit. The small end of the cable is only 3/4 " , I was thinking that I should be able to run it without cutting the end off,I would prefer that. It will fit through the clam fitting and the round rubber seal has a split in it so it can wrap around the cable. Anyway, now that I have decided to return the cable for a longer one ,I should be able to run it one way or another.I will call and ask about sending me that gold connector.

Thanks,

Pat

SM123



-----Original Message-----
From: eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Sep 4, 2018 2:37 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Iririum Ext. Antenna

 

Hi Pat,

I installed a clam deck fitting on the transom.

I cut the connector off and ran the cable through the  clam fitting. I purchased a fitting exactly like Amel used for the other wires going through the bulkhead and the ssb radio antenna cable.  I then ran the cable through this new fitting on the bulkhead.Then along where the other cables are running over the cabinet, over the hanging locker and into the overhead of the mid ships bunk and finally to  the nav station.

 

I would speak to whoever you bought the cable from and see if you can exchange it for a longer cable. I an not a fan of spliced coax. Just more signal loss in the cable and and one more connection to go wrong. You can buy a new connector that simply clamps on the end of the cut cable. Get a g old plated one.

Fair Winds,

Eric SM 376 Kimberlite

 

 

 

 


On Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 03:04 PM, sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I am trying to install an Iridium antenna on the aft starboard rail .The conduit is unfortunately undersized to house all the wires running fore and aft. The antenna wire has a 3/4" connector already installed and I think the chances of pulling it through is nil. The port side would be easier , but then I could not get over to the Nav station. I only see two options, one drill a 3/4" hole in 13 cabinet walls directly under the conduit or second option ,mount it in the aft cabin. If mounted in the aft cabin would the blue tooth signal go through the fiberglass up to the cockpit ? Would the tracking work? Would someone that already has wiring in the conduit for ssb,solar, wind gen.and lights tell me how they ran the cable aft. 

I know some roll the cable out to use it, and roll it up to store it . But the cable is stiff and storing rolled up does not seem like an option I would like . 

Thanks,

Pat

SM#123


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 1985 Maramu for sale

Bob Sarff <bob.sarff@...>
 

Thanks Ian.  I’m glad to say mirrors what I’ve heard from others.

Bob

On Sep 5, 2018, at 3:03 AM, Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Bob,
I think advertising things on this site is not what the site is about. BUT - I do think that letting folk know that you are selling an Amel is exactly one of the things this site should be for. There are folk who have joined because they’re are en route to buying an Amel, or upgrading from their current Amel or as AMEL,owners we may well be asked if we know of any for sale.
I hope others agree.

Hope your sale goes well.

Ian

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