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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing drawer faces

tfortner1975
 

That would have been great to meet up.  

Yes we met her. We hit a couple of anchorages together on our crossing from Natunas Islands to  Borneo.  She was a lovely cheerful person. 

Regarding the lower drawer - if you remove the port cushion, there is a small cubby behind it,  below the two drawers stacked on top of each other. I can reach my arm up there and feel the bottom drawer. Maybe this will let you know if it’s a cover or a stuck drawer. 

Trevor 
SN27
Miri, Malaysia

On Sep 19, 2018, at 12:00 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 


Hey, thanks Trevor,

Isn't that odd that our SN68 has only two drawers while your SN27 has three? Makes me wonder if maybe my lower middle drawer is just stuck - that would be weird to discover after 19 years! Oh well. I think that rather than risking prying one off I may just cut through from the inside top after removing the middle top drawer.

I see you're in Miri - we were going to fly in to join a friend on her Liberty 458 in Borneo this summer and head there, but we got sidetracked with medical stuff - she's Linda Morgenstern on Serafin - perhaps you've met? (She may still be headed there, though.)

Cheers, Craig SN68, Brunswick, GA

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

Hi Craig,

No access for us. But this is what I’ve found: 

- On SN27 we have 4 drawer faces port side. 3 are actual drawers. The most forward one is fake. I’ve tried to figure out how to gain access behind it but it looks like I would need to make a hole to do so.  
- I’ve removed the two middle drawers to go through the aft side of the false one and it is solid wood. 
- I’ve removed the curved cream colored fiberglass portion behind the cushion (which can be a small storage location for a spare item) and there is no access either. 

Sorry no answer for success with out a hole - besides potentially prying it off carefully (taping and protecting the wood). Although this prying might just break the cover. 

Best of luck. 

Trevor 
SN27
Miri, Malaysia 

On Sep 18, 2018, at 8:36 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone removed the false drawer faces on the port side of the main salon? 


I was hoping to trade out one of those unused handles for another that has broken, but I can't figure out how to access it. So before I undertake cutting a hole, I though I'd ask the group.


(This may apply only to the Santorin, where we have 4 drawer faces but only two drawers, the other two being false - I don't know about the SM's) 


Many thanks,

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris, Brunswick, GA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing drawer faces

Craig Briggs
 


Hey, thanks Trevor,

Isn't that odd that our SN68 has only two drawers while your SN27 has three? Makes me wonder if maybe my lower middle drawer is just stuck - that would be weird to discover after 19 years! Oh well. I think that rather than risking prying one off I may just cut through from the inside top after removing the middle top drawer.

I see you're in Miri - we were going to fly in to join a friend on her Liberty 458 in Borneo this summer and head there, but we got sidetracked with medical stuff - she's Linda Morgenstern on Serafin - perhaps you've met? (She may still be headed there, though.)

Cheers, Craig SN68, Brunswick, GA

---In amelyachtowners@..., <tfortner1975@...> wrote :

Hi Craig,

No access for us. But this is what I’ve found: 

- On SN27 we have 4 drawer faces port side. 3 are actual drawers. The most forward one is fake. I’ve tried to figure out how to gain access behind it but it looks like I would need to make a hole to do so.  
- I’ve removed the two middle drawers to go through the aft side of the false one and it is solid wood. 
- I’ve removed the curved cream colored fiberglass portion behind the cushion (which can be a small storage location for a spare item) and there is no access either. 

Sorry no answer for success with out a hole - besides potentially prying it off carefully (taping and protecting the wood). Although this prying might just break the cover. 

Best of luck. 

Trevor 
SN27
Miri, Malaysia 

On Sep 18, 2018, at 8:36 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone removed the false drawer faces on the port side of the main salon? 


I was hoping to trade out one of those unused handles for another that has broken, but I can't figure out how to access it. So before I undertake cutting a hole, I though I'd ask the group.


(This may apply only to the Santorin, where we have 4 drawer faces but only two drawers, the other two being false - I don't know about the SM's) 


Many thanks,

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris, Brunswick, GA


Re: mizzen furler failure

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Ryan,

Search the photos section under "SM Mizzen Gearbox" and you will see how your piece integrates with the mizzen gearbox.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava


Re: mizzen furler failure

Derick Gates SM2K #400 Brava
 

Ryan,

I had the same problem on Brava. The piece in your picture had frozen up, and I needed to take it to a rigger. The rigger was able to remove the inner tube from the outer tube, and clean and regrease it so that then it turned freely. If you then disengage the gearbox from the mizzen foil, you can remove it and see how the piece you have pictured screws into the gearbox. There are only a few threads between the two pieces. While you have the gearbox out, you can grease it too.

Derick Gates
SM2K #400 Brava

Currently on the hard in Antigua


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing drawer faces

tfortner1975
 

Hi Craig,

No access for us. But this is what I’ve found: 

- On SN27 we have 4 drawer faces port side. 3 are actual drawers. The most forward one is fake. I’ve tried to figure out how to gain access behind it but it looks like I would need to make a hole to do so.  
- I’ve removed the two middle drawers to go through the aft side of the false one and it is solid wood. 
- I’ve removed the curved cream colored fiberglass portion behind the cushion (which can be a small storage location for a spare item) and there is no access either. 

Sorry no answer for success with out a hole - besides potentially prying it off carefully (taping and protecting the wood). Although this prying might just break the cover. 

Best of luck. 

Trevor 
SN27
Miri, Malaysia 

On Sep 18, 2018, at 8:36 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone removed the false drawer faces on the port side of the main salon? 


I was hoping to trade out one of those unused handles for another that has broken, but I can't figure out how to access it. So before I undertake cutting a hole, I though I'd ask the group.


(This may apply only to the Santorin, where we have 4 drawer faces but only two drawers, the other two being false - I don't know about the SM's) 


Many thanks,

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris, Brunswick, GA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

james Hosford
 

Thank you.



On Sep 18, 2018, at 12:53 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

wood quality is very similar 54 compared to SM


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Hosford jay.hosford@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

 
Sorry if this is obvious, or already been discussed.

How is the interior wood quality in the 54 compared to the sm? Im pretty sure no laminates are used in the sm and the quality is top notch, but wondered if Amel has retained that quality through the newer models. The current models 50/54/64. Look like they may use laminates on the doors but i could be wrong. Those will be out of my price range any way.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Hey Danny,

You are better to pass on an incompetent individual than to trust the AMEL design.  My rig was checked in Le Marin and again in Tahiti.

Fair winds.

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM007
Tonga.


On 18 Sep 2018, at 13:19, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi all. It is a boldman who advises against rig work because the winds are lighter in the Pacific and s bold recipient of the advice who takes it. I am a lifetime Pacific sailor and it can be WILD.

I have spent time in the Atlantic too and in my experience it is a pussy cat by comparison but I guess I have not experienced it at its worst.

Actually it is a bold man who advises against rig work anywhere. It is a very personal decision as the guy on the boat pays the price either way.

Kind Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl


On 17 September 2018 at 15:03 "Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: 

 

Hello Heinz,


I was 5 months in Panama and never heard of a rigger in the country.

However, the winds are lighter in the Pacific and if your rig was checked by a good rigger in the recent past, you’ll be ok.

If you need a GREAT one in Tahiti, look for Benoit Parnaudeau.  He used to rig Isabelle Autissier’s boat plus he skippered a Volvo 60 in the RTW solo event a few years back.

Good luck,

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera SM 007
Vava’u, TONGA


On 17 Sep 2018, at 04:48, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

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


 

 


 


 




Series Drogue Construction Details-from someone that used it

Eric Freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Rendezvous PARTY AND DRONE PICS

Mike Ondra
 

Nice Vlad!

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Rendezvous PARTY AND DRONE PICS

 

 

All,

 

During the party I propose to give every Captain 3 - 4 minutes for introduction.

Introduction can include:

1. Boat name and year manufacture.

2. Cruising experience and future Cruising plans.

3. Listing of improvements that could be interesting for all.

4. Listing of potential negative surprises with our boats.

5. List important information that can be useful for all Amel owners.

6. List your questions to the group.

 

The introductions will be like appetizers for group detail discussions.

 

 

 

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 3:11 PM Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

You’re only the third person to express an interest, Aras.  My guy wanted at least 10 to make it worth his time.


On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 9:04 AM, n33077@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I'd love some of Fiasco.

 

Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Rendezvous PARTY AND DRONE PICS

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

All,

During the party I propose to give every Captain 3 - 4 minutes for introduction.
Introduction can include:
1. Boat name and year manufacture.
2. Cruising experience and future Cruising plans.
3. Listing of improvements that could be interesting for all.
4. Listing of potential negative surprises with our boats.
5. List important information that can be useful for all Amel owners.
6. List your questions to the group.

The introductions will be like appetizers for group detail discussions.



On Tue, Sep 18, 2018, 3:11 PM Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

You’re only the third person to express an interest, Aras.  My guy wanted at least 10 to make it worth his time.




On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 9:04 AM, n33077@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I'd love some of Fiasco.

Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Rendezvous PARTY AND DRONE PICS

karkauai
 

You’re only the third person to express an interest, Aras.  My guy wanted at least 10 to make it worth his time.




On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 9:04 AM, n33077@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

I'd love some of Fiasco.

Aras


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

karkauai
 

There is quite a bit of laminate in SM 243, only the trim is solid wood.  It is high-quality plywood and shows no delamination.  After 20 years only the areas immediately adjacent to hatches or ports have lost their varnish.  Everything else still looks like new.
Kent
SM243
Kristy



On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 1:53 PM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 

wood quality is very similar 54 compared to SM


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Hosford jay.hosford@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

 
Sorry if this is obvious, or already been discussed.

How is the interior wood quality in the 54 compared to the sm? Im pretty sure no laminates are used in the sm and the quality is top notch, but wondered if Amel has retained that quality through the newer models. The current models 50/54/64. Look like they may use laminates on the doors but i could be wrong. Those will be out of my price range any way.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

Courtney Gorman
 

wood quality is very similar 54 compared to SM


-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Hosford jay.hosford@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Interior wood quality

 
Sorry if this is obvious, or already been discussed.

How is the interior wood quality in the 54 compared to the sm? Im pretty sure no laminates are used in the sm and the quality is top notch, but wondered if Amel has retained that quality through the newer models. The current models 50/54/64. Look like they may use laminates on the doors but i could be wrong. Those will be out of my price range any way.



Interior wood quality

james Hosford
 

Sorry if this is obvious, or already been discussed.

How is the interior wood quality in the 54 compared to the sm? Im pretty sure no laminates are used in the sm and the quality is top notch, but wondered if Amel has retained that quality through the newer models. The current models 50/54/64. Look like they may use laminates on the doors but i could be wrong. Those will be out of my price range any way.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Voting from Martinique

Paul Cooper <paul.cooper74@...>
 

Thanks Mark!  I will take all that into consideration.

Paul

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, 11:38:05 PM MDT, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Paul,

 

First and foremost, congratulations on your new Amel. You are going to love it.

 

Anything other than DHL or FedEx coming from the USA is most likely to get lost or can take up to 8 weeks to arrive. Same is true for mail going to the USA. The marina will happily accept packages and mail if you are in the dock or on a mooring. Be sure to include the vessel name on the outside in large print. Also, mark the mail as “documents – no declared value”. It will clear customs faster with this on it.

 

As for any other suggestions on voting – I’m not sure the group would appreciate me going there.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2018 4:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Voting from Martinique

 

 

Hello group.  We will be new SM owners in a couple weeks in the Windward Islands, and will be staying at Le Marin for a while in November, including election day.  We are trying to figure out how we will vote (as it is kinda important right now...).  We have someone collecting our mail in the US and we thought maybe she could send our ballots to us in Martinique and then we would send them back to the US.  Can you Le Marin people tell me how the folks at the marina handle incoming mail like that?   Or any other suggestions about voting?

Thanks,

Paul C.

SM #238


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Volvo air filters / diesel filters

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Alex;

The prices you have been quoted are better than what we have seen in Europe. The one that always seems extremely over priced, is the Volvo air filter element at over 100 Euros.

I don’t think you are being over charged based on what we have seen in the Med.

Respectfully;


Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

On Sep 17, 2018, at 8:42 PM, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

The local Volvo dealer in Curacao is charging USD 94.00 for an air filter and USD 46.00 for a diesel filter for my DS3-111. Where do you guys stock parts like this and what are the prices that you see in the market in the U.S. or Europe?
fair winds,
Alex
SY NO STRESS
A54-15


Re: Question about the refrigiration system on an A54

sharona246@...
 

Hi everybody

I bought the osculati pump, 12v version. it is working perfectly and is actually the same pump like Frojet


Lior
SHARONA, A54 #018


Re: Amel Rendezvous PARTY AND DRONE PICS

n33077@...
 

I'd love some of Fiasco.

Aras


Removing drawer faces

Craig Briggs
 

Has anyone removed the false drawer faces on the port side of the main salon? 


I was hoping to trade out one of those unused handles for another that has broken, but I can't figure out how to access it. So before I undertake cutting a hole, I though I'd ask the group.


(This may apply only to the Santorin, where we have 4 drawer faces but only two drawers, the other two being false - I don't know about the SM's) 


Many thanks,

Craig, SN#68 Sangaris, Brunswick, GA


Re: Faulty Residual Current operated Circuit-Breaker,

haggismuncheruk@...
 

Hi, Glad you got it sorted.

Perhaps something like one of these would be a useful addition to the Shorepower supply for preventing issues.


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