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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls PAUL on KERPA

John Clark
 

Hi Kent,  are we still on for this project?


On Fri, Oct 5, 2018, 10:17 AM karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Paul,
I need a private email address for communications about the drawer pulls.

Please contact me at:
karkauai "at" yahoo "dot" com

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: Drawer/cupboard pulls

karkauai
 

Hi again, all,

I have sent private emails to those who ordered.

I have the first batch of drawer pulls, and am ready to send them to those who ordered first.  There is another batch being made, so if you are interested but haven't ordered, there is still time.  Please contact me directly by email (karkauai "at" yahoo "dot" com)

The pulls are made of black ABS plastic, with a matte finish and can be painted, but the printer said that the chrome paint would not give a mirror finish.

I am attaching a photo.

He has designed and made a prototype of the 3-part mechanism at his own cost and will make the mechanism for $10 not including spring (I cut a stainless steel safety pin to fit a few years ago and it still works fine)

Please contact me immediately if you want any of these handles or mechanisms.  I will be sailing South in another month or so and want this to be in my wake before I leave.

I will send a handle and mechanism to Maud so that she can purchase them directly from the 3-D printer if Amel chooses to do so.  Future orders of just a few at a time will cost significantly more.

Fair Winds, Have Fun, Respect de la Mer.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights

paul.cooper74@...
 

Thank you, John.  We have a nice LED masthead tricolor but that does not put us in compliance with COLREGs for steaming.  I have done a little research.   FWIW,  the international rules actually state that deck level lights should be standard and the masthead nav lights optional, but some boatmakers, including Jeanneau, are still selling boats the opposite way--masthead standard and deck lights "optional".  Hard to believe.

Anyway, I checked in the forward lockers and there are neither wires nor an entrance for wires into the bow stanchion.

I don't think it will be too difficult to drill a hole but it will require going through the deck and then through the SS base of the stanchion.  Then of course wires will need to be brought back to the breaker panel.

So I am still interested to know if anyone has drilled such a hole and if they encountered any difficulties.

Paul C.
Maracuya, SM #238
Grenada


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mail and package forwarding while cruising

Ralph Caruso
 

I used SBI for 7 years, while we lived in France.  They give you a US address in Florida, and are very good at handling mail and even packages.  They sort out the junk, and make sure you get the stuff that you need.

Since they are in Florida, you can get a Florida drivers license and domicile, which can be important for tax and other financial purposes.  The local officials also seem to understand what is going on, and do not summon you to sit on juries when you are 4000 miles away...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 24VDC “misc” breaker

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Dean,

Thanks for the pictures! Yes there is a wire connected to it on Garulfo, with a indecipherable inscription on it, maybe « fleche » (in what i suspect is the same handwriting as everywhere else but on the boat, so probably the yard’s).
But i can’t find what it would control and where it leads, for now... « Flèche » could be spreaders lights but we don’t have those. 

Thanks 

Thomas 
GARULFO 
A54-122
Curaçao 
 


On Fri, 5 Oct 2018 at 09:08, trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Thomas,
This may not help, but on Stella, that breaker has no connection made to it. I have a pic of the wiring which I will email to you. (Still have not worked out how to post images here)
Have you checked if you have a wire connected there?
Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
A54 #154


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

 

There can be several causes.

Nikimat gave you a very complete answer, but to find the exact cause, you will need to disassemble the bow thruster.

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, Oct 5, 2018 at 4:03 AM kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello fellow Amel owners,


I just moored my boat in the El Portet Marina in DENIA, Spain and almost done, the bow thruster did not function anymore and made a screaming noise. The prop is still there but it can turn almost without any resistance.


Any idea what can be wrong and how to repair is very much welcome.


Best regards,


Willem Kroes


SM #351 KAVANGA

  


Re: mail and package forwarding while cruising

Craig Briggs
 

HI Ryan and Kelly,
Yes, St Brendan's Isle Mail Service - sbimailservice dot com - has been the "gold standard" for US sailors (and motor homers) for years. It was started by Doug Moody, who has been a huge supporter of the SSCA, and his son-in-law Scott now runs the operation. You couldn't do better. Differing levels of service are available up to full contents scan, etc.  Check their web site.
Cheers,
Craig and Katheirne, SN68 Sangaris; 411 Walnut St. PMB 4020, Green Cove Springs, FL


---In amelyachtowners@..., <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote :

Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you have a favorite mail/package forwarding solution while you're cruising.  I'd want it to have a USA address and be able to send to anywhere in the Caribbean (and perhaps farther).  I've found a number of services that offer this, including the ability to open and scan your mail to view online, but I'd like some testimonials before I entrust a random company with something so important.

Thanks!

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights

John Clark
 

Hi Paul,
   congrats on the new boat.  My older SM #37 had rail mounted lights but they failed at some point before I bought the boat.  A previous owner switched to using a trcolor mast head light in place of the deck level lighting.  If you don't have the wiring already run for deck lights the tricolor may be the quickest way to get into compliance.  A note, I think Joel Potter said that at one point  the deck lights were an "option" but all boats were wired for them.  Check around in the forward lockers and see if you can find wires going toward the forward tooe rail.

                Regards,  John

SV Annie SM #37
Prickly Bay 

On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 8:05 AM paul.cooper74@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello all.  My new to me SM2K hull # 238 was built for a French customer (named Henri Amel incidentally) and was built with no deck-level running lights.  Apparently they are /were not required in France at that time and no subsequent owners felt they needed to uprade to be in compliance with COLREGS. 


Obviously I need them since international COLREGs require them when steaming.  And common sense says they are necessary when steaming, especially in close quarters.


I do not know how to search this forum for old posts so I apologize if I am rehashing an old thread, but I would love to hear if any others have had this problem and how they dealt with it.   Specifically, the problem is getting wire into the bow pulpit when it wasn't constructed with wire access.  There is no hole between the sail locker and the inside of the angled bow pulpit stanchion.    Also, the best location and mounting hardware for the bow lights and any problems with aftermarket installations.  The stern light should not be difficult-- I am thinking of putting the stern light on the solar arch rather than the stern railing.


I will be in Martinique in a few weeks.  Do you know if the yard there has specifically dealt with this retrofit on a SM?


Thanks in advance for any advice.


Paul Cooper

SM2K #238 "Maracuya"

Grenada



Re: 24VDC “misc” breaker

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Thomas,
This may not help, but on Stella, that breaker has no connection made to it. I have a pic of the wiring which I will email to you. (Still have not worked out how to post images here)
Have you checked if you have a wire connected there?
Cheers
Dean
SY Stella
A54 #154


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Courtney,

Thanks for your reply 

We have another dedicated switch for the gaz solenoid, labelled “electrovane gaz” and located just below the bilge pump button on the 24VDC panel. 
Do you have a switch that has no specific use on your panel?

Cheers!
Thomas

GARULFO
A54-122
Curaçao 



On Fri, 5 Oct 2018 at 08:36, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

on our boat Tripinn' #101 amel 54 we must use that switch when we are using our Propane tanks to cook. 

Hope this helps
Courtney




-----Original Message-----
From: 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: Yahoo Group Amel <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 2:45 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

 
Hi all,

On our A54 24V panel (port column, lowest position), there is a breaker labelled  “divers” (miscellaneous in French) that i would like to use for a new piece if equipment in the engine room. 
Does anyone know when the cables for that breaker go?

Thanks a bunch!

Fair winds

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Curaçao 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Paul,

Not sure how this will help you, but here are some pictures of the bow pulpit (this was after someone hit by boat back in 2014), but you could get some idea: http://nikimat.com/accident.html

The lights I had were Aqua Signal Series 40.

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Fri, 10/5/18, paul.cooper74@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Deck running lights
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018, 7:05 AM


 









Hello all.  My new to me SM2K hull #
238 was built for a French customer (named Henri Amel
incidentally) and was built with no deck-level running
lights.  Apparently they are /were not required in France
at that time and no subsequent owners felt they needed to
uprade to be in compliance with
COLREGS. 
Obviously I need them since
international COLREGs require them when steaming.  And
common sense says they are necessary when steaming,
especially in close quarters.
I do not know how to search
this forum for old posts so I apologize if I am rehashing an
old thread, but I would love to hear if any others have
had this problem and how they dealt with it. 
 Specifically, the problem is getting wire into the bow
pulpit when it wasn't constructed with wire access. 
There is no hole between the sail locker and the inside of
the angled bow pulpit stanchion.    Also, the best
location and mounting hardware for the bow lights and any
problems with aftermarket installations.  The stern light
should not be difficult-- I am thinking of putting the stern
light on the solar arch rather than the stern
railing.
I will be in Martinique in
a few weeks.  Do you know if the yard there has
specifically dealt with this retrofit on a
SM?
Thanks in advance for any
advice.
Paul
CooperSM2K #238 "Maracuya"Grenada


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

Courtney Gorman
 

on our boat Tripinn' #101 amel 54 we must use that switch when we are using our Propane tanks to cook. 
Hope this helps
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: 'S/V Garulfo' svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners]
To: Yahoo Group Amel
Sent: Thu, Oct 4, 2018 2:45 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] 24VDC “misc” breaker

 
Hi all,

On our A54 24V panel (port column, lowest position), there is a breaker labelled  “divers” (miscellaneous in French) that i would like to use for a new piece if equipment in the engine room. 
Does anyone know when the cables for that breaker go?

Thanks a bunch!

Fair winds

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Curaçao 


Deck running lights

paul.cooper74@...
 

Hello all.  My new to me SM2K hull # 238 was built for a French customer (named Henri Amel incidentally) and was built with no deck-level running lights.  Apparently they are /were not required in France at that time and no subsequent owners felt they needed to uprade to be in compliance with COLREGS. 


Obviously I need them since international COLREGs require them when steaming.  And common sense says they are necessary when steaming, especially in close quarters.


I do not know how to search this forum for old posts so I apologize if I am rehashing an old thread, but I would love to hear if any others have had this problem and how they dealt with it.   Specifically, the problem is getting wire into the bow pulpit when it wasn't constructed with wire access.  There is no hole between the sail locker and the inside of the angled bow pulpit stanchion.    Also, the best location and mounting hardware for the bow lights and any problems with aftermarket installations.  The stern light should not be difficult-- I am thinking of putting the stern light on the solar arch rather than the stern railing.


I will be in Martinique in a few weeks.  Do you know if the yard there has specifically dealt with this retrofit on a SM?


Thanks in advance for any advice.


Paul Cooper

SM2K #238 "Maracuya"

Grenada



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning William,

When it happened to me (same thing: propeller still on bow thruster - but no movement and screaming sound) it was the bearing inside the foot that were worn out.
Here are pictures: http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_spin.html

You will need from Amel Part 1110 (Mecanism Pied de Propulseur SM) the price varies a lot if you purchase it from Martinique (977 Euro) or La Rochelle (582 Euro)
scroll down to 1110 to see the part:
http://www.nikimat.com/spare_parts_bow_thruster.html

NOTE: Make sure you order with the Tufnol shaft and not the bearing by themselves as the size of that shaft has changed (look at the last picture on: http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_lost_propeller.html )

NOTE 2: when you receive the 1110 - the small open space to receive the key on the small gear will have to be machined a little as it is not thick enough.
If you look at the 2nd picture on http://www.nikimat.com/bow_thruster_spin.html
You will see where the key goes has not be machine as much as on the old gear.
You have a good view on picture 6.

Wood luck, sincerely, Alexandre




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On Fri, 10/5/18, kavanga@outlook.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018, 4:03 AM


 









Hello fellow Amel
owners,
I just moored my boat in
the El Portet Marina in DENIA, Spain and almost done, the
bow thruster did not function anymore and made a screaming
noise. The prop is still there but it can turn almost
without any resistance.
Any idea what can be wrong
and how to repair is very much
welcome.
Best
regards,
Willem
Kroes
SM #351
KAVANGA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mail and package forwarding while cruising

Mark Erdos
 

Ryan and Kelly

 

Most American cruisers use SBI. They have a very good reputation. https://www.sbimailservice.com/

 

We have managed to get our mail to just about 2 or 3 pieces per month as almost every company with who we do business is set up to be paperless.

 

As far as forwarding packages, companies such as eZone are available on most Caribbean islands.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] mail and package forwarding while cruising

 

 

Hi all,

 

I was wondering if any of you have a favorite mail/package forwarding solution while you're cruising.  I'd want it to have a USA address and be able to send to anywhere in the Caribbean (and perhaps farther).  I've found a number of services that offer this, including the ability to open and scan your mail to view online, but I'd like some testimonials before I entrust a random company with something so important.

 

Thanks!

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

luvkante
 

Your clutch is broken

Martin
AMEL54 #149 „CHIARA“ 

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 05.10.2018 um 11:03 schrieb kavanga@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hello fellow Amel owners,


I just moored my boat in the El Portet Marina in DENIA, Spain and almost done, the bow thruster did not function anymore and made a screaming noise. The prop is still there but it can turn almost without any resistance.


Any idea what can be wrong and how to repair is very much welcome.


Best regards,


Willem Kroes


SM #351 KAVANGA

  


Suddenly screaming noise from the bowthruster and not moving the prop anymore

Willem Kroes
 

Hello fellow Amel owners,


I just moored my boat in the El Portet Marina in DENIA, Spain and almost done, the bow thruster did not function anymore and made a screaming noise. The prop is still there but it can turn almost without any resistance.


Any idea what can be wrong and how to repair is very much welcome.


Best regards,


Willem Kroes


SM #351 KAVANGA

  


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] mail and package forwarding while cruising

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Ryan;

We have used EarthClassMail for about 4 years. They have been very reliable and professional. They do open, scan, forward and you also have the option of depositing checks that you receive in the mail.

Respectfully;


Mohammad And Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099

On Oct 5, 2018, at 3:47 AM, Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,

I was wondering if any of you have a favorite mail/package forwarding solution while you're cruising.  I'd want it to have a USA address and be able to send to anywhere in the Caribbean (and perhaps farther).  I've found a number of services that offer this, including the ability to open and scan your mail to view online, but I'd like some testimonials before I entrust a random company with something so important.

Thanks!

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


Re: Emergency tiller cap O Ring

greatketch@...
 

Alan,

A second vote for Florida Bearings as an O-ring supplier.  Bearings and lip seals too.  They don't always stock the metric sizes, but can order them in quickly.

On our boat we found that cap to be an annoying leak source.  For reasons not at all clear to me, there were a great many fine gelcoat cracks right across the O-ring sealing surface, or what SHOULD have been the O-ring sealing surface. We had two choices, carefully fix every one of the fine crazing cracks,  and prep the area back to a standard suitable for an o-ring seal--or something else.  

We did... something else and used a little silicone sealant to glue down the cover.  Nothing that a screwdriver (or desperate fingernails) couldn't remove posthaste in an emergency.  Leaks no more.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: mail and package forwarding while cruising

greatketch@...
 

Ryan,

You'll find a very large fraction of US cruisers use St Brendan's Isle Mail Service based in Green Cove Springs, Florida.

We have been using them for the last two years (Box #12343) , and they have been awesome.  Helpful, and knowledgable. They are a large, and very well organized outfit and have been around for many years. If you need it, they will help you set up residence in Florida as well (No state income tax!)  You can even use your boat as your official residence.  The local DMV and other government offices are well versed in how to handle us "odd ball" officially "homeless" sorts as well since they see so many of us.

They are so widely used, there have been many places that cater to sailors that have been able to complete our address for us from memory once we start with "411 Walnut Street..."

Bill KInney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


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