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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Winter location Greek Ionian

ngtnewington Newington
 

For storage ashore Preveza is good with two big yards Cleopatra and one  next door. 
I left my last boat there and it was good.
Nick Amelia (54)


On 25 Sep 2018, at 17:59, amh@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mohammad, hi Aty,

 

I stay in the Marina Lefkada in Lefkda for many years. It is a very safe place with nice people and some companies, which can provide service. It might be not the cheapest place but I think the prices can be negotiated (ask Mr. Spiros Dallos, the manager of the Marina Lefkada). It is quite full in the summer but I think there should be places in the winter. There are 4 to 5 buses to Athens every day and some flights to different locations from the airport in Preveza (around 25 minutes away from the marina). They can also lift the boat out of the water but have limited space on the ground. The city of Lefkada is only minutes away and offers good supplies for most of the things one needs. There are several ship chandlers in town.

& nbsp;

Many regards,

 

Andreas

SM 229 Meaalofa, Lesbos, amh@...

 

 

Von: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Gesendet: Dienstag, 25. September 2018 18:24
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: [Amel Yacht Owners] Winter location Greek Ionian

 

 

Hi everyone;

We are looking at leaving our boat in the Greek Ionian for this winter. We would appreciate all input about possible locations. We will not be wintering on board, so we are mainly looking for a safe, secure and reasonable location. It would be nice to have some services available but it is not critical.

Thanks in advance.

Respectfully;

Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54 #099
B&B Kokomo

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Winter location Greek Ionian

Andreas
 

Hi Mohammad, hi Aty,

 

I stay in the Marina Lefkada in Lefkda for many years. It is a very safe place with nice people and some companies, which can provide service. It might be not the cheapest place but I think the prices can be negotiated (ask Mr. Spiros Dallos, the manager of the Marina Lefkada). It is quite full in the summer but I think there should be places in the winter. There are 4 to 5 buses to Athens every day and some flights to different locations from the airport in Preveza (around 25 minutes away from the marina). They can also lift the boat out of the water but have limited space on the ground. The city of Lefkada is only minutes away and offers good supplies for most of the things one needs. There are several ship chandlers in town.

 

Many regards,

 

Andreas

SM 229 Meaalofa, Lesbos, amh@...

 

 

Von: amelyachtowners@...
Gesendet: Dienstag, 25. September 2018 18:24
An: amelyachtowners@...
Betreff: [Amel Yacht Owners] Winter location Greek Ionian

 

 

Hi everyone;

We are looking at leaving our boat in the Greek Ionian for this winter. We would appreciate all input about possible locations. We will not be wintering on board, so we are mainly looking for a safe, secure and reasonable location. It would be nice to have some services available but it is not critical.

Thanks in advance.

Respectfully;

Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54 #099
B&B Kokomo

Goit Deck Hatch Lens Reseal

greatketch@...
 

Has anyone else had the need to re-seal the lens into one of the Goit deck hatches?  I just had one pop loose.


I've reset the lenses of other brands before, bedding them down in silicone, but just wondering if anyone knows of anything "unusual" about the Goit hatches?


Thanks!


Bill Kinney

Sm160, Harmonie

Annapolis, MD, USA

Winter location Greek Ionian

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi everyone;

We are looking at leaving our boat in the Greek Ionian for this winter. We would appreciate all input about possible locations. We will not be wintering on board, so we are mainly looking for a safe, secure and reasonable location. It would be nice to have some services available but it is not critical.

Thanks in advance.

Respectfully;


Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54 #099
B&B Kokomo

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steyr engine

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Definitely agree with Mark (as always),
Therefore I would be concerned with the Volvo D3-110 lack of reliability, I am sure you have read the issues on this forum or the (FB) Amel Owner Group.
Because of that, personally, and this is a tough one, I would be tempted with the Steyr and have spare injectors, fuel pump, etc.
Therefore I would research if the Steyr also suffers reliability issues… we only hear of the D3 because most 54 were equipped with one, may be the Steyr are as bad…
Alexandre




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On Tue, 9/25/18, Markus scrapp@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steyr engine
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9:23 AM


 










That is the point. 
I am sure AMEL
can help with service but Steyr is well known here in Europe
but in Panama or Cook Island?
That it can be
good choice unless it is maintenance-free and reliable
engine 
Thx for comments
Brgds
MarekOd: "'Mark
Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]"
<amelyachtowners@...>
Do:
amelyachtowners@...;
Wysłane:
15:22 Wtorek 2018-09-25
Temat: RE: [Amel
Yacht Owners] Steyr engine




 











Mark,

 

I think the bigger
decision really depends on where you plan to take your boat.
One of the reasons
boat manufacturers chose Yanmar, Volvo, Onan etc. is because
of the global
network of distributors. I think if I were in your shoes and
were serious about
these boats offered for sale, I would ensure I had a good
comfort level about
being able to service the engine and obtain parts in remote
places. That is if
you place to go to remote places.

 



 

With best
regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently
cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us



 





From:
amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]

Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:20 AM

To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steyr engine





 

 







Hi, 

I am on market for Amel  and there are two boats in which I
am interested
in.

The question is about engine. Both got Steyr 140hp
engine.

As this is not very popular one in  marine industry I
wonder if were there
any issues with this engine?

Does it need any extra service or maintanence?

Working hours are low as 1900h so does not look bad.

I know Steyr as truck but not yacht engine anyway it had
well opinion.



Brgds

Mark



Ps 

It is my first time on such Yahoo group so if I've
posted something wrong let
me know.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steyr engine

Marek Cho
 

That is the point. 
I am sure AMEL can help with service but Steyr is well known here in Europe but in Panama or Cook Island?
That it can be good choice unless it is maintenance-free and reliable engine 
Thx for comments
Brgds
Marek

Od: "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]"
Do: amelyachtowners@...;
Wysłane: 15:22 Wtorek 2018-09-25
Temat: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steyr engine



 

Mark,

 

I think the bigger decision really depends on where you plan to take your boat. One of the reasons boat manufacturers chose Yanmar, Volvo, Onan etc. is because of the global network of distributors. I think if I were in your shoes and were serious about these boats offered for sale, I would ensure I had a good comfort level about being able to service the engine and obtain parts in remote places. That is if you place to go to remote places.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steyr engine

 

 

Hi, 
I am on market for Amel  and there are two boats in which I am interested in.
The question is about engine. Both got Steyr 140hp engine.
As this is not very popular one in  marine industry I wonder if were there any issues with this engine?
Does it need any extra service or maintanence?
Working hours are low as 1900h so does not look bad.
I know Steyr as truck but not yacht engine anyway it had well opinion.

Brgds
Mark

Ps 
It is my first time on such Yahoo group so if I've posted something wrong let me know.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steyr engine

Mark Erdos
 

Mark,

 

I think the bigger decision really depends on where you plan to take your boat. One of the reasons boat manufacturers chose Yanmar, Volvo, Onan etc. is because of the global network of distributors. I think if I were in your shoes and were serious about these boats offered for sale, I would ensure I had a good comfort level about being able to service the engine and obtain parts in remote places. That is if you place to go to remote places.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:20 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steyr engine

 

 

Hi, 
I am on market for Amel  and there are two boats in which I am interested in.
The question is about engine. Both got Steyr 140hp engine.
As this is not very popular one in  marine industry I wonder if were there any issues with this engine?
Does it need any extra service or maintanence?
Working hours are low as 1900h so does not look bad.
I know Steyr as truck but not yacht engine anyway it had well opinion.

Brgds
Mark

Ps 
It is my first time on such Yahoo group so if I've posted something wrong let me know.

Steyr engine

Marek Cho
 

Hi, 
I am on market for Amel  and there are two boats in which I am interested in.
The question is about engine. Both got Steyr 140hp engine.
As this is not very popular one in  marine industry I wonder if were there any issues with this engine?
Does it need any extra service or maintanence?
Working hours are low as 1900h so does not look bad.
I know Steyr as truck but not yacht engine anyway it had well opinion.

Brgds
Mark

Ps 
It is my first time on such Yahoo group so if I've posted something wrong let me know.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mechanics in Leros, Greece

Ian Shepherd
 

Hajo,

good to meet you on the dock this morning! Welcome to Leros marina. For the benefit of others who might be considering coming here, I have asked around about the Amel knowledge within the mechanics group. I am told that Panayiotis is very knowledgeable. He is primarily an electrician, but he is also capable of dealing with most things Amel, including rigging. He was previously at Agmar Marine. My mechanic is Manolis who is winning the battle against the Vetus coupling! He seems to be very competent and thorough.

With your arrival, there are now 7 Amels in the marina and another 54 at anchor outside.

Regards

Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader


On 25/09/2018 09:57, Amw amw08@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 
Hi to all supporters,

Thanks a lot to all of you for the valuable informations.
So I am not really at the right spot to let the planned work to be done.

Yes, Bill, I had one of the best teachers 😃 to do the Bowthruster service and I will do it by myself. Best wishes to Judy.

To Ian, maybe we 'll meet here in Leros Marina.

Best regards

Hajo 
SM 150 Serafine
Leros


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Am 23.09.2018 um 18:01 schrieb Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 
Hajo,

Hello to you and Julia!

I do not have anyone to recommend unless Malta is in your plans.

I know that you understand you will be required haul out of the water for C-Drive service. Ans, I know that you know the bow thruster service can be done while in the water.😀

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


On Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 9:44 AM Amw amw08@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello Amelians,

we reserved a winter berth in Leros Marina and next year we have to do some work at the underwater ship ( Antifouling, Prop shaft seals replacement, Bowthruster, possible Volvo TMD 22 check, etc. )

I guess that some of you had been in Leros. So it would be great if someone can give me an advice which mechanics are experienced in Amel yachts here in Leros.

Thank you very much in advance.

Hajo
SM 150 Serafine

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mechanics in Leros, Greece

Hajo Hille
 

Hi to all supporters,

Thanks a lot to all of you for the valuable informations.
So I am not really at the right spot to let the planned work to be done.

Yes, Bill, I had one of the best teachers 😃 to do the Bowthruster service and I will do it by myself. Best wishes to Judy.

To Ian, maybe we 'll meet here in Leros Marina.

Best regards

Hajo 
SM 150 Serafine
Leros


Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 23.09.2018 um 18:01 schrieb Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hajo,

Hello to you and Julia!

I do not have anyone to recommend unless Malta is in your plans.

I know that you understand you will be required haul out of the water for C-Drive service. Ans, I know that you know the bow thruster service can be done while in the water.😀

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


On Sun, Sep 23, 2018 at 9:44 AM Amw amw08@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello Amelians,

we reserved a winter berth in Leros Marina and next year we have to do some work at the underwater ship ( Antifouling, Prop shaft seals replacement, Bowthruster, possible Volvo TMD 22 check, etc. )

I guess that some of you had been in Leros. So it would be great if someone can give me an advice which mechanics are experienced in Amel yachts here in Leros.

Thank you very much in advance.

Hajo
SM 150 Serafine

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Re: Vetus K018 Suppliers

Alan Grayson
 

Thanks Bill, I have left them a message.
For Eric it is these. The little rubber donuts that go in the vetus coupling between shaft and transmission
Image result for vetus kit k018

Re: Vetus K018 Suppliers

greatketch@...
 

Also...

https://www.fisheriessupply.com  in Seattle carries them--and lots of other good stuff!

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA
 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vetus K018 Suppliers

eric freedman
 

Hi ,

What is the Vetus K018?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2018 12:42 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vetus K018 Suppliers

 

 

Hi All, i'm trying to find a supplier for the Vetus Kit K018 in The good ole USA but can't seem to find any. Vetus shop in the UK keeps popping up. Does anyone know where i can source them.

Regards

Alan Grayson

Soon to be owner SM 406

Ora Pai

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vetus K018 Suppliers

 

Alan,

You might try:
Vetus Marine 135 Imperial Street | Merritt Island, FL 32952 Office: 321-454-3375.

If they do not have, maybe they will order.

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, Sep 24, 2018 at 11:49 AM bazgrayson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi All, i'm trying to find a supplier for the Vetus Kit K018 in The good ole USA but can't seem to find any. Vetus shop in the UK keeps popping up. Does anyone know where i can source them.

Regards

Alan Grayson

Soon to be owner SM 406

Ora Pai

Vetus K018 Suppliers

Alan Grayson
 

Hi All, i'm trying to find a supplier for the Vetus Kit K018 in The good ole USA but can't seem to find any. Vetus shop in the UK keeps popping up. Does anyone know where i can source them.

Regards

Alan Grayson

Soon to be owner SM 406

Ora Pai

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Interior wood quality

James Alton
 

Hi Bill,

  We have owned a number of classic wooden vessels with lots of exterior varnishwork along with customer boats with even more.  Mahogany (especially African and Phillipine) tend to lighten and turn sort of a blonde colour when exposed to UV for a while.  We often used a filler stain on the wood under the first coats to help stabilize the colour.  I don't think that Amel stained the wood in our boat however which actually makes repairs easier. When the wood colour changes on the exterior trim, you don't notice this too much when all of the finish is exposed and aging at the same rate but if you have a damaged area to repair it will be quite noticeable if stripped bare to the original colour.  The repair will slowly begin to blend in with the rest as time passes.  We have stripped down a number of areas of varnish on SUENO and restored them.  Perhaps the situation in our case might be similar to yours.  The interior as a whole looks great (little to no colour change detectable to my eye) except for the openings where the UV has gotten in through ports and hatches and those are the areas being refinished.  The good news about wood is that the UV damage tends to be very superficial so careful removal of just the finish by mechanical means such as dry scraping (good scrapers and lots of care) followed by a light sanding with fairly fine paper say 220 and up is enough to restore the original colour of the wood.  The areas that we have refinished to date using Epifanes clear varnish have blended in pretty nice so far.  It is very important to keep in mind that you are working mostly on thin veeners so be super careful not to gouge and only hand sand around radiused areas to carefully control the rate of wood removal to the minimum.  We keep the curtains closed for the most part and also have covers for all of the hatches that are used when the boat is in storage.  Varnish lasts almost forever if you can protect it from the UV.  Best of luck to you.

James Alton
SV Sueno
Bizerete, Tunisia

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From: "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 9/21/18 16:11 (GMT+01:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Interior wood quality

 

If anyone repaired sun fading of the interior mahogany, is the fading shallow enough that there is a chance of sanding to fresh wood without going through the veneer?


We have some fading right around the cabin side deadlights.  It would be easy enough to re-veneer if needed... but I am kind of hoping it is I can squeak by without that...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: At postage costs to have AIS receiver

Arno Luijten
 

All,

The AIS receiver has found a new home.

Cheers,

Arno
Luna, A54-121

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Isotemp Basic with double engine water coils

Mark Pitt
 

Thanks to all those who commented on this.  I will be going ahead and will let you know how it works out.

  Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM #419, Lanzarote, Canary Islands


On 9/20/2018 2:49 PM, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


Mark,

I was going to do exactly that, but the wrong water heater was shipped and I replaced the water heater with 1 circuit. I would recommend that any SM, 54, 55, etc owner replacing the water heater use the 2 circuit model designed to accept coolant from two seperate engines.

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 Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 6:51 AM mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am planning to replace my 15 year old Isotemp Basic 40 liter hot water heater with a new Basic 40 that has two engine water coils.  The intent is to connect the Onan cooling circuit to the second coil in the Basic hot water heater.  Has anyone done this?  Are there some issues I need to be aware of?  In particular, I am concerned whether the coolant pump on the Onan can deal with the longer hose runs and extra coolant.  Nothing has come up in a Google search.

Thanks.


Mark Pitt

Sabbatical III, SM#419

Lanzarote, Canary Islands




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] run away windlass

karkauai
 

Hi Bill,
That’s probably a good idea, do you have pics of the installations and the parts/sources you used?

I know there’s been discussion in the past about adding a fuse/breaker/interrupt switch for the bow thruster.  Did you do that while you were at it?  If not, what was your thought process about it?

Thanks
Kent

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Sep 23, 2018, at 7:03 PM, greatketch@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We added breakers to interrupt the power to the motors for the windlass, and jib furler and, more recently, an emergency stop system for the sheet winches for this reason.


The previous owners of Harmonie had the same problem happen with a jib sheet winch--relay contacts welded themselves shut and no way to stop it without cutting the power to the whole boat.  (On older SM's--like ours--the control box for the port side winch is way up high, inside the cockpit locker.)

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA

Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls

karkauai
 

Hi everyone,
I will have at least 50 of the drawer/cabinet handles from the 3D printer by rendezvous time. The rest will be ready in another week or so.
Those who ordered, please send me your mailing address and email address, confirm how many you want, and send me a check for $7.50 per handle plus $10 shipping costs.

The 3D printer has also designed, built a prototype, and tried out the latching mechanism (3 pieces for each mechanism) which he says works fine. He waived the design cost and gave us a $100 discount for 17 mechanisms which came out to be $10 each. If you want one of these, please let me know as soon as possible.

Email me at
karkauai “at” yahoo “dot” com

Kent
SM243
Kristy