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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging

Porter McRoberts
 

Heinz
I believe there is only one rigger on the pacific side. A friend on a 55 would not give him a great review. John. john@... would be good to contact. 

I hope you guys are well!!

Porter 
Ibis A54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Sep 16, 2018, at 9:11 AM, heinz@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hallo all

 

I hope everyone survived the hurricane well.

my Quetzal is currently in Shelter Bay Marina in Panama on the dry one.

Does anyone know a good Rigger in panama?

I would like to have my rig checked before I go on to the Pacific.

I would be grateful for an answer.

 

Fair Winds

Heinz Stutenbäumer

SV Quetzal, SM 2000 - 292

Rigging

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Hallo all

 

I hope everyone survived the hurricane well.

my Quetzal is currently in Shelter Bay Marina in Panama on the dry one.

Does anyone know a good Rigger in panama?

I would like to have my rig checked before I go on to the Pacific.

I would be grateful for an answer.

 

Fair Winds

Heinz Stutenbäumer

SV Quetzal, SM2000 - 292

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo engine RPM

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Same here Miles,

On NIKIMAT SM2K #289, equipped with the Auto Prop H6, there was a plate near the throttle installed by Amel saying while sailing, engine stop, push the throttle in forward gear.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Sun, 9/16/18, 'Miles Bidwell' milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo engine RPM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 6:54 AM


 









Hi bill,  You know a lot of things and
I have learned from you, but this time I will disagree.
    My boat came from Amel with
the Autoprop and with specific instructions to always put
the gear in forward when sailing.  This locks the
propeller.  If the transmission is in neutral, the
propeller spins backwards—fast.  The effect of then
moving it into forward is to put a strain on the
transmission clutches that will hurt them.  The procedure
that I was told is to leave the transmission in forward when
stopping the engine and sailing, and to start the engine in
forward if the boat is moving forward, i.e. to never take it
out of gear when moving forward.     This may be unique
instruction for the Autoprop, but it was the instruction
that came with my boat.  I remember being surprised because
in previous boats, I had always been told to keep the
transmission in reverse.   Amel said to not do this
because the propeller spins in reverse when the boat is
moving forward.
 Regards,  Miless/y Ladybug sm216,  Newport,
RI    









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo engine RPM

INUS - BUSCH
 

On my Sharki I have a sign which is fixed in the cockpit besides the gear lever, saying "under sail engine off never put lever forward" in 3 languages. Besides my boat is from 1986 I think this is an original AMEL sign, and I have the Hurth HBW 250-3 gear.

All the best
Dieter
Fal-lera, Sharki #135



Am Sonntag, 16. September 2018, 15:04:40 MESZ hat 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] Folgendes geschrieben:


 

“The boat should never be sailed with the transmission in FORWARD.  If the shaft spins, (and this depends on the details of the fitted propeller) it will damage the clutches inside the transmission.”

 

This is not true for all Amels. I questioned Amel regarding this because our prop would occasionally spin when in reverse and under sail. I was told by Amel, when cutting the engine power leave the transmission in forward gear. When starting the engine, start it when in forward gear. They said to sail with the transmission in forward and not take it out of gear. This has prevented any further prop spin.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo engine RPM

 

 

The gearbox attached to the Volvo TMD22 normally is put in REVERSE when sailing.  This locks the shaft from turning.

 

If sailed with the transmission in NEUTRAL, the shaft MIGHT spin, depending on the propeller used, but this will not hurt the transmission.  If you have a shaft alternator fitted, this is how it would be used.

 

The boat should never be sailed with the transmission in FORWARD.  If the shaft spins, (and this depends on the details of the fitted propeller) it will damage the clutches inside the transmission.

 

This applies to the HBW250 transmission, also known as the ZF25M.  

 

The ZF25 hydraulic transmission is a very different beast.  I believe all those on Amels were fitted with shaft brakes.

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Annapolis, MD, USA



---In amelyachtowners@...,

When sailing did you have the transmission in gear?  Our Amel ser.# 266 never had any turns while sailing and the transmission in gear.

Rigging

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Hallo all

 

I hope everyone survived the hurricane well.

my Quetzal is currently in Shelter Bay Marina in Panama on the dry one.

Does anyone know a good Rigger in panama?

I would like to have my rig checked before I go on to the Pacific.

I would be grateful for an answer.

 

Fair Winds

Heinz Stutenbäumer

SV Quetzal, SM 2000 - 292

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo engine RPM

Mark Erdos
 

“The boat should never be sailed with the transmission in FORWARD.  If the shaft spins, (and this depends on the details of the fitted propeller) it will damage the clutches inside the transmission.”

 

This is not true for all Amels. I questioned Amel regarding this because our prop would occasionally spin when in reverse and under sail. I was told by Amel, when cutting the engine power leave the transmission in forward gear. When starting the engine, start it when in forward gear. They said to sail with the transmission in forward and not take it out of gear. This has prevented any further prop spin.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 8:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo engine RPM

 

 

The gearbox attached to the Volvo TMD22 normally is put in REVERSE when sailing.  This locks the shaft from turning.

 

If sailed with the transmission in NEUTRAL, the shaft MIGHT spin, depending on the propeller used, but this will not hurt the transmission.  If you have a shaft alternator fitted, this is how it would be used.

 

The boat should never be sailed with the transmission in FORWARD.  If the shaft spins, (and this depends on the details of the fitted propeller) it will damage the clutches inside the transmission.

 

This applies to the HBW250 transmission, also known as the ZF25M.  

 

The ZF25 hydraulic transmission is a very different beast.  I believe all those on Amels were fitted with shaft brakes.

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Annapolis, MD, USA



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

When sailing did you have the transmission in gear?  Our Amel ser.# 266 never had any turns while sailing and the transmission in gear.

Re: Santorin Manuals?

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

Derek,
I could be mistaken, but I don't think there was a manual for the Santorin. There was a sales brochure that Attilio on Sisila posted and you should be able to google. It has no technical information.
Craig SN68


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

Hello,

Thanks for allowing me to join your group.

I am hoping to purchase a Santorin in the future and was wondering if there was any owners manuals available online that I could download.

Thanks

Derek

Re: Volvo engine RPM

Miles
 

Hi bill,

 

You know a lot of things and I have learned from you, but this time I will disagree.  

 

My boat came from Amel with the Autoprop and with specific instructions to always put the gear in forward when sailing.  This locks the propeller.  If the transmission is in neutral, the propeller spins backwards—fast.  The effect of then moving it into forward is to put a strain on the transmission clutches that will hurt them.  The procedure that I was told is to leave the transmission in forward when stopping the engine and sailing, and to start the engine in forward if the boat is moving forward, i.e. to never take it out of gear when moving forward.   

 

This may be unique instruction for the Autoprop, but it was the instruction that came with my boat.  I remember being surprised because in previous boats, I had always been told to keep the transmission in reverse.   Amel said to not do this because the propeller spins in reverse when the boat is moving forward.

 

Regards,

 

Miles

s/y Ladybug sm216,  Newport, RI

 

 

Santorin Manuals?

Derek Smith
 

Hello,

Thanks for allowing me to join your group.

I am hoping to purchase a Santorin in the future and was wondering if there was any owners manuals available online that I could download.

Thanks

Derek

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Brunswick Landing Marina

Mark Erdos
 

Brunswick Landing Marina

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 1:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Brunswick Landing Marina

 

 

Are you sure you didn’t mean Morningstar Marina st simons 


On Sep 14, 2018, at 6:22 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Brunswick Landing Marina is a great spot however, don’t forget just two years ago it was almost wiped out by Hurricane Matthew. Those floating docks to which you are currently tied came with one foot of floating away. Had the storm hit at high-tide the outcome for boats there would have been very different.

 

I have come to the opinion there is no such thing as an excellent hurricane hole.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] S/V Rascal

 

 

Not only free 🍺 24/7 (great with your morning shower) but free happy hours 6-9 M-W-F. For what more could sailors ask?

Former Navy hurricane hole, too,




We can have a mini-Amel rendezvous to make up for it being unlikely to make it to St. Michaels by boat (may have to drive).




Craig & Katherine

SN 68 Sangaris at Brunswick Landing Marina, GA for the duration.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <Itsfun1@...> wrote :

Brunswick Landing Marina is an excellent hurricane hole they have nice facilities and free 🍺 

Courtney 

svTrippin

Grenada 🇬🇩 

Sent from my iPhone

 

On Sep 12, 2018, at 9:22 AM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Rick,  if you run south I would go all the way down to Florida.  Some predictions have Florence making a weird turn south all the way to Savanna before going ashore.

 

John

SV Annie SM37

Chaguramas Trinidad

 

On Tue, Sep 11, 2018, 10:29 PM rickgrimes1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello Amel Friends,

With mixed feelings about selling, we recently asked you to identify anyone you knew who might be interested in buying Rascal.  Happily, we received a number of inquiries and had a contract soon thereafter. 

However, we couldn’t come to agreement on price and the buyer reneged.  So we are happy to keep sailing until a serious buyer comes along—perhaps referred to us by one of you.  Updated details about Rascal can be seen here.  

Rascal is berthed at the Charleston City Marina, SC though we are likely to leave tomorrow morning to flee the wrath of Hurricane Florence!

 

Rick and Linda Grimes

ASM2K #404

 

 

 

 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB ground plate access point?

smiles bernard
 

Thanks for this Mark
I have a powered pre amp. It’s a fax5 
I inherited the setup and have been trying to get some signals out of the system

So far nothing and the Signal to Noise ration is hovering around 10 which I presume is the issue.

The pre amp takes power from the fax 30 and the manual does say it needs grounding. Interestingly the main fax30 unit is grounded too and has a specific cable connection for this. 

It does seem odd though as before I’ve just used a small Ssb radio receiver and decided in software on a laptop and my old radio wasn’t grounded. 

Thanks for your email - it’s made me consider  the option to try and remove the fax5 completely and stick a wire in the coaxial cable 


All the very best

Miles

On 8 Sep 2018, at 21:09, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Miles,

 

The weatherfax isn’t suppose to be grounded. It is basically a HF receiver. An SSB or HF radio only needs to be grounded when transmitting. You can even receive stuff by putting a wire coat-hanger into the antenna connection.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, September 8, 2018 3:49 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] SSB ground plate access point?

 

 

Hello

It would seem my old Fax-30 weatherfax is not working as it’s aerial is not grounded.

All a bit odd as it came to me this way and I can therefore only assume it never worked for the previous owner.

I think the fix is easy - I just need to ground the aerial

Could any Maramu owners give me any hints as to where I might locate a terminal to connect to the ground plate?

I have an old radar unit that seems to connect to a copper mesh cable behind the chart table. Perhaps this is the place to try but the cable run would be v tricky.

Here’s hoping there is a connection option nearer the stern where my aerial is 🤞

Many thanks in advance

Miles
Maramu 162

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Volvo engine RPM

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi. Tmd 22 full rpm under power is 2800.

Many of us sweated not understanding this. If you get many more revs than this you are likely to have the turbo by pass frozen resulting in excessive boost and if not corrected fatal engine damage.

Danny

SM 299 Ocean pearl

On 16 September 2018 at 00:29 "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Ahmet,

The engine speed for the Volvo TMD22 in a Super Maramu should run close to 3000 RPM at full throttle, with a clean hull and bottom. This should move the boat at 8 knots in calm water.

Most people seem to cruise at between 6 and 7 knots and 2000 to 2500 RPM.

It is important to note that this is slower maximum engine rpm than the specifications published by Volvo. This was a deliberate decision by Amel to have the engine run quieter and last longer.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


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

I would like to say hello to everybody and thanks for very helpful info sharing here.
I bought my Amel 1999 six mounts ago, My engine Volvo TMD 22, 1999, 2500hours.
I would like to learn what average engine rpm should I see with max power with clean auto prop propeller.
When I was sailing with engine off, still I observed slow turn in drive shaft, is this normal for auto prop properler.

Thanks for your help


Ahmet KİPCAK

 


 


 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: C-drive - Water ingress Oil Level? [1 Attachment]

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Thanks a lot Craig and Bill

This is a very valuable information. 
Cheers 
Ruedi Waldispuehl, WASABI A54#55

Von: <amelyachtowners@...> on behalf of "Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Antworten an: <amelyachtowners@...>
Datum: Samstag, 15. September 2018 um 16:12
An: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: C-drive - Water ingress Oil Level? [1 Attachment]

 

Ruedi,

Craig's advice is accurate and good.

I have attached a page from my book which details the common mistakes made when servicing the C-Drive.

I hope that this helps you.

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 Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 10:56 PM sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Ruedi,

I sure hope no one has a definitive answer to your question of how long it takes for irreversible damage, which would mean they have experienced such damage.  Ouch $$$

My experiential observation is that the water is quite well emulsified and since this is a very lightly loaded assembly (by industrial standards) the answer is "a fairly long time". 

I had very milky oil a few years back and did not haul out for 6 months. When I did, the oil was still emulsified, with no separation of water and oil.  I then disassembled the lower unit of the "C" drive, removing all bearings, gears and drive shaft. They were all in pristine, like-new condition with not one trace of corrosion or wear. 

Regarding your second question, that your oil level is constant suggests that as water is coming in the oil is going out (to sea). That is, the seals are failing allowing a (minor) free flow of fluids back and forth.

Hope this is informative - I don't think you need to treat it as a Mayday -  maybe a sécurité..

Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris, Brunswick, GA

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

I made the following observation with the C-Drive (OIL-level).

 

Maybe you have experienced the same/similar situation? 

I changed shaft-seals and bearing in April 2018 and made about 150 hours on Engine since then.  At the beginning within the first 15-20 hours I discovered more oil (to the top) after pushing the engine on high refs for a while.

A small amount went over because the cap was leaking and not tightening very close. I was thinking it’s just the expansion of the oil, which got hot due to high refs.. 

 

After that from 20-150 hours the oil level staid constant between min/max and color was normal as usual so everything seemed correct. 

 

Recently at around 160 hours the oil color was not so clear anymore but oil level remained the same. Oil is cloudy (very little milky) and the texture is still like pure oil.

 

I know and I’m quite sure that the situation looks like that the seals leaking and I got seawater ingress. That’s why the oil is a bit milky. 

 

Any Idea why the oil level staid constant, so no rising oil level anymore?

Did the water ingress stopped somehow? If yes, how long can I go with this?

 

I think it is still necessary to haul out and change seals and oil as soon as possible. 

 

What is your knowledge and experiences about water in the C-drive. How long I can wait and how fast is the c-drive irreversible damaged?

Would be great to get some comment from other experienced AMEL owners.

 

Thanks for advice 

Ruedi 

SY WASABI A54-#55


Re: Volvo engine RPM

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

Bill,
Spot on. Also applies to the Perkins Prima M50 on SN's. 
Craig


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

The gearbox attached to the Volvo TMD22 normally is put in REVERSE when sailing.  This locks the shaft from turning.

If sailed with the transmission in NEUTRAL, the shaft MIGHT spin, depending on the propeller used, but this will not hurt the transmission.  If you have a shaft alternator fitted, this is how it would be used.

The boat should never be sailed with the transmission in FORWARD.  If the shaft spins, (and this depends on the details of the fitted propeller) it will damage the clutches inside the transmission.

This applies to the HBW250 transmission, also known as the ZF25M.  

The ZF25 hydraulic transmission is a very different beast.  I believe all those on Amels were fitted with shaft brakes.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


---In amelyachtowners@..., <agav8ter@...> wrote :

When sailing did you have the transmission in gear?  Our Amel ser.# 266 never had any turns while sailing and the transmission in gear.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Switch Press button for older Lofrans Tigres windlass

svsunnyside
 

Hello Kent
I am not sure what Amel used on "later SM’s  "   but due to the very little space between the aluminum motor cover and the motor itself , very few switch model can be used avoiding to short the switch posts.
For the above reason and because of the very good quality of the switch, I think Amel used the same. 

Regards
Gabriele
Maramu # 219

On Saturday, 15 September 2018, 20:10:46 GMT-4, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Is that the same switch used on later SM’s?


Thanks
Kent
SM 243
Kristy




On Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:47 PM, Gabriele Antolini svsunnyside@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I saw several times Amelians asking information about this part:

Producer:  Britax PMG Limited UK
Description:  Britax Switch Press Button
Part # :  13340100 (70468080)
Price   : Best found 22,17 EUR , elparts , ebay.de

This is exactly what Amel used on my Maramu #219 , Year 1987
Hoping it is useful to someone.

Regards
Gabriele Antolini
Maramu #219

Re: Volvo engine RPM

greatketch@...
 

The gearbox attached to the Volvo TMD22 normally is put in REVERSE when sailing.  This locks the shaft from turning.

If sailed with the transmission in NEUTRAL, the shaft MIGHT spin, depending on the propeller used, but this will not hurt the transmission.  If you have a shaft alternator fitted, this is how it would be used.

The boat should never be sailed with the transmission in FORWARD.  If the shaft spins, (and this depends on the details of the fitted propeller) it will damage the clutches inside the transmission.

This applies to the HBW250 transmission, also known as the ZF25M.  

The ZF25 hydraulic transmission is a very different beast.  I believe all those on Amels were fitted with shaft brakes.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


---In amelyachtowners@..., <agav8ter@...> wrote :

When sailing did you have the transmission in gear?  Our Amel ser.# 266 never had any turns while sailing and the transmission in gear.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Switch Press button for older Lofrans Tigres windlass

karkauai
 

Is that the same switch used on later SM’s?

Thanks
Kent
SM 243
Kristy




On Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:47 PM, Gabriele Antolini svsunnyside@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I saw several times Amelians asking information about this part:

Producer:  Britax PMG Limited UK
Description:  Britax Switch Press Button
Part # :  13340100 (70468080)
Price   : Best found 22,17 EUR , elparts , ebay.de

This is exactly what Amel used on my Maramu #219 , Year 1987
Hoping it is useful to someone.

Regards
Gabriele Antolini
Maramu #219

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Brunswick Landing Marina

karkauai
 

Morningstar at St Simons is nice, but exposed to a pretty long open fetch to the South.  Brunswick Landing is much better protected in event of a storm.  I’d check on height of dock pilings there before I planned to ride out a storm with significant surge.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy



On Saturday, September 15, 2018, 1:06 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

Are you sure you didn’t mean Morningstar Marina st simons 


On Sep 14, 2018, at 6:22 AM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Brunswick Landing Marina is a great spot however, don’t forget just two years ago it was almost wiped out by Hurricane Matthew. Those floating docks to which you are currently tied came with one foot of floating away. Had the storm hit at high-tide the outcome for boats there would have been very different.

 

I have come to the opinion there is no such thing as an excellent hurricane hole.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 2:07 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] S/V Rascal

 

 

Not only free 🍺 24/7 (great with your morning shower) but free happy hours 6-9 M-W-F. For what more could sailors ask?

Former Navy hurricane hole, too,



We can have a mini-Amel rendezvous to make up for it being unlikely to make it to St. Michaels by boat (may have to drive).



Craig & Katherine

SN 68 Sangaris at Brunswick Landing Marina, GA for the duration.


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

Brunswick Landing Marina is an excellent hurricane hole they have nice facilities and free 🍺 

Courtney 

svTrippin

Grenada 🇬🇩 

 

On Sep 12, 2018, at 9:22 AM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Rick,  if you run south I would go all the way down to Florida.  Some predictions have Florence making a weird turn south all the way to Savanna before going ashore.

 

John

SV Annie SM37

Chaguramas Trinidad

 

On Tue, Sep 11, 2018, 10:29 PM rickgrimes1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hello Amel Friends,

With mixed feelings about selling, we recently asked you to identify anyone you knew who might be interested in buying Rascal.  Happily, we received a number of inquiries and had a contract soon thereafter. 

However, we couldn’t come to agreement on price and the buyer reneged.  So we are happy to keep sailing until a serious buyer comes along—perhaps referred to us by one of you.  Updated details about Rascal can be seen here.  

Rascal is berthed at the Charleston City Marina, SC though we are likely to leave tomorrow morning to flee the wrath of Hurricane Florence!

 

Rick and Linda Grimes

ASM2K #404

 

 

 

 

 

Switch Press button for older Lofrans Tigres windlass

svsunnyside
 

I saw several times Amelians asking information about this part:

Producer:  Britax PMG Limited UK
Description:  Britax Switch Press Button
Part # :  13340100 (70468080)
Price   : Best found 22,17 EUR , elparts , ebay.de

This is exactly what Amel used on my Maramu #219 , Year 1987
Hoping it is useful to someone.

Regards
Gabriele Antolini
Maramu #219

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Grease for oil seals

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

How strange!  I wrote the post below yesterday because my first one had not appeared. Now, 2 days later they have both appeared. Oh well.
Cheers, Craig SN68


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

Bill,
Yes, it was, but I didn't ask the question.
Cheers, Craig

---In amelyachtowners@..., <brouse@...> wrote :
Craig,
My answer was appropriate.
Best,
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral,

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 8:42 PM sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill - believe that was Pat#123's question.

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

Craig,

I suggest sticking with waterproof grease, unless you find out specifically what type of silicone grease Amel has been using lately in Martinique. There are many different kinds of silicone grease.

Best,

CW Bill RouseOn Wed, Sep 12, 2018, 20:14 sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am going in install three new oils seals and a new wear bushing . I have for years been using wheel bearing grease,I have never had any leaks. However, I saw a mention of silicone grease being used. Would that be better ,is this what is supposed to be used?

Thanks,

Pat 

SM#123