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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] model number of CAT pump on watermaker.

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Hello all

 

After the manufacturer of my duo 160 L had offered me a price of 1350,00 Euro + 750,00 Euro = 2100,00 Euro for the delivery in Panama only for the 220 V engine, I decided to contact CAT - Pumps with the request to make me an offer for a pump with 220 V engine.

 

I received the following offer.

1 CAT PUMPS high pressure plunger pump Model: 3CP1231, Pump head: stainless steel, Seal material: NBR, Plunger: Ceramic, Flow rate: 7.5 l/min, Operating pressure: 140 bar, Speed: 1420 min-1

Drive: direct, by means of elastic clutch, the pump is controlled by a pump support flange-mounted to the engine

Motor: three-phase motor 2.2 kW 4-pole, 3~230/400 V - 50 Hz, Building..: B34 Insulation class: F, Protection class IP55

IP55

Pump-motor-unit completely mounted on

Base plate (stainless steel) with rubber-bonded metals at the Underside.

Total 1492,00 Euro.

 

That  is a big  difference.

I have now ordered a similar engine in Berlin, which I will take with me in the plane to Panama. It costs 350,00 Euro.

If the pump has to be replaced I will reorder it.

I will let you know if this works.

 

Fair Winds

Heinz Stutenbäumer SM 2000, 292


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering: Good running Volvo D3 or rebuild Perkins Prima 80T??

karkauai
 

I had nothing but problems with my Volvo TMD, I am ecstatic with my 4 y/o Yanmar 4JH4HTE 110HP.  The fit required some shims, but nothing complicated.

I strongly suggest an engine that’s “old-school”, that you can work on...no computer, only sensors are gear and oil pressure.

I repowered in Puerto Rico after having the Volvo guru of the Caribbean (Danny Ramos in Fajardo) diagnose a cracked block on the old Volvo.  When I told him I planned to sail to the S Pacific, he suggested and installed the Yanmar.  He said parts and good Volvo mechanics are hard to find and expensive.  I found that true in the mid-Atlantic states and throughout the Caribbean, too.

Why isn’t Yanmar an option?

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Oct 9, 2018, at 3:03 AM, davi.rozgonyi@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hey all.... So I'm repowering my SM and have been presented (maybe) with two options: Complete overhaul and rebuild/rebore of the original Perkins Prima 80T (80 horses) or dropping in the Volvo D3 out of a 54 (110 hp). I know they're completely different beasts, and I'd love the extra HP, but am also more interested in absolute reliability. The Volvo is claimed to run perfectly by people I trust (the future rebuilder of the Perkins and the previous owner of my boat, who is probably reading this and who has been nothing but 1000% honest with me). 


I've done some research and read that Volvos dont seem much desired and/or finicky and/or expensive to fix. BUT that's a lotta extra juice :) My question: Is it worth the squeeze? 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering: Good running Volvo D3 or rebuild Perkins Prima 80T??

Mark Erdos
 

My vote would be to keep the Perkins. We had a Perkins on a previous boat and it ran like a champ. It was easy to get parts and easy to work on. Anything with a turbo charger has no place on a boat. Just my 2 cents.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 3:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Repowering: Good running Volvo D3 or rebuild Perkins Prima 80T??

 

 

Hey all.... So I'm repowering my SM and have been presented (maybe) with two options: Complete overhaul and rebuild/rebore of the original Perkins Prima 80T (80 horses) or dropping in the Volvo D3 out of a 54 (110 hp). I know they're completely different beasts, and I'd love the extra HP, but am also more interested in absolute reliability. The Volvo is claimed to run perfectly by people I trust (the future rebuilder of the Perkins and the previous owner of my boat, who is probably reading this and who has been nothing but 1000% honest with me). 

 

I've done some research and read that Volvos dont seem much desired and/or finicky and/or expensive to fix. BUT that's a lotta extra juice :) My question: Is it worth the squeeze? 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternative to WLO for SSB ship-to-shore communication?

Mark Erdos
 

Ryan and Kelly,

 

When the InReach is inside the boat, we have it on a suction hook attached to the window in the salon. Not only does this add to the décor but works well using this method. Once the InReach is synced to a device you basically don’t need to touch the InReach unit. I don’t use InReach for weather so I can’t comment of that part of your question. It can be done on the phone or tablet app: https://youtu.be/5rDY2bIUOwc

 

As an FYI, after you are out of the USA for a couple of months, T-Mobil will cut you off. In the mice type of their plan they say it is for temporary international travel. We have know several cruisers how were left high and dry by T-Mobil.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 10:16 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternative to WLO for SSB ship-to-shore communication?

 

 

Paul and Mark,

 

Thank you!  The InReach sounds great!  I don't know how I missed that in my earlier searches.  How is the signal inside the boat?  It doesn't seem to have an external antenna option, which I hear is basically required with the IridiumGo.  Also, are the "premium" marine forecasts any good?  Can you use them for route planning?  Can you see them on the paired mobile app on your phone, or only on the device itself?

 

Project Fi is also a great idea... I recently upgraded my T-Mobile plan to one that allows unlimited everything internationally, but the data speed isn't great outside the US.  Project Fi might be both faster and cheaper, and my existing phone is capable.  I think I could also get a second SIM for the boat to use when we're in range.  Also, I hear Google is going to launch the new Pixel 3 tomorrow.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA

 

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 7:15 PM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ryan and Kelly,

 

We have several choices aboard Cream Puff:

 

·        InReach – we love it and have the unlimited text plan. It works best when synced to a smart-phone or tablet. Texting becomes much easier then. Friends can track us in real time.

·        SSB/Pactor/Sail Mail – Once the initial investment is made into the equipment, this is the least expensive way to get forecasts and email at sea.

·        Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone – This is a stupid expensive communication device but much easier to use than the SSB. We use it mostly for data. We keep a plan that is called an emergency plan. We pay high cost per minute when we use it (which is rarely). This keeps the phone active withut having to buy pre-paid minutes. In the past we purchased minutes but they just expired and were wasted. We use it as a modem (no need for IridiumGo). They have a PC download you can use to set the phone up as a modem. It is not hard to do. It is mostly connected to the ship’s computer where we can download weather using our TimeZero navigations software. A complete 7 day forecast takes about 5 minutes and about $7.50. This setup eliminates the need for IridiumGo. The 9555 set-up is basically a back up to the SSB.

 

In addition to at sea communication devices look into a Google Project Fi phone while you are still in the USA. It works in 170+ countries. When you land in a port, turn on the cell phone and you will have instant internet and cell service without have to visit local cell providers. If you do not use the phone then you do not pay for the data. We have had this for about 6 months now and love it. Our lowest monthly bill is about $20. Our highest maximum bill allowed is $80 if we use a ton of data. They do not throttle you back if you use a lot of data.

 

Hope this helps

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 5:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternative to WLO for SSB ship-to-shore communication?

 

 

Hi all,

 

As Kelly and I prepare to go cruising, we're investigating all the possibilities for communication while at sea.  Is there an alternative to WLO, which has recently gone out of business?

 

It seems the IridiumGo is the go-to solution for this, but we'd like to avoid buying more equipment if possible.  For weather, we can probably get by with weatherfax and listening to the forecasts.  It would be nice to have some way to contact folks back home.  I'm aware of SailMail, but it requires a Pactor modem, so if that is the only option we'd go with the Iridium.


Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA

 


Repowering: Good running Volvo D3 or rebuild Perkins Prima 80T??

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey all.... So I'm repowering my SM and have been presented (maybe) with two options: Complete overhaul and rebuild/rebore of the original Perkins Prima 80T (80 horses) or dropping in the Volvo D3 out of a 54 (110 hp). I know they're completely different beasts, and I'd love the extra HP, but am also more interested in absolute reliability. The Volvo is claimed to run perfectly by people I trust (the future rebuilder of the Perkins and the previous owner of my boat, who is probably reading this and who has been nothing but 1000% honest with me). 


I've done some research and read that Volvos dont seem much desired and/or finicky and/or expensive to fix. BUT that's a lotta extra juice :) My question: Is it worth the squeeze? 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternative to WLO for SSB ship-to-shore communication?

Ryan Meador
 

Paul and Mark,

Thank you!  The InReach sounds great!  I don't know how I missed that in my earlier searches.  How is the signal inside the boat?  It doesn't seem to have an external antenna option, which I hear is basically required with the IridiumGo.  Also, are the "premium" marine forecasts any good?  Can you use them for route planning?  Can you see them on the paired mobile app on your phone, or only on the device itself?

Project Fi is also a great idea... I recently upgraded my T-Mobile plan to one that allows unlimited everything internationally, but the data speed isn't great outside the US.  Project Fi might be both faster and cheaper, and my existing phone is capable.  I think I could also get a second SIM for the boat to use when we're in range.  Also, I hear Google is going to launch the new Pixel 3 tomorrow.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 7:15 PM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ryan and Kelly,

 

We have several choices aboard Cream Puff:

 

·        InReach – we love it and have the unlimited text plan. It works best when synced to a smart-phone or tablet. Texting becomes much easier then. Friends can track us in real time.

·        SSB/Pactor/Sail Mail – Once the initial investment is made into the equipment, this is the least expensive way to get forecasts and email at sea.

·        Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone – This is a stupid expensive communication device but much easier to use than the SSB. We use it mostly for data. We keep a plan that is called an emergency plan. We pay high cost per minute when we use it (which is rarely). This keeps the phone active withut having to buy pre-paid minutes. In the past we purchased minutes but they just expired and were wasted. We use it as a modem (no need for IridiumGo). They have a PC download you can use to set the phone up as a modem. It is not hard to do. It is mostly connected to the ship’s computer where we can download weather using our TimeZero navigations software. A complete 7 day forecast takes about 5 minutes and about $7.50. This setup eliminates the need for IridiumGo. The 9555 set-up is basically a back up to the SSB.

 

In addition to at sea communication devices look into a Google Project Fi phone while you are still in the USA. It works in 170+ countries. When you land in a port, turn on the cell phone and you will have instant internet and cell service without have to visit local cell providers. If you do not use the phone then you do not pay for the data. We have had this for about 6 months now and love it. Our lowest monthly bill is about $20. Our highest maximum bill allowed is $80 if we use a ton of data. They do not throttle you back if you use a lot of data.

 

Hope this helps

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 5:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternative to WLO for SSB ship-to-shore communication?

 

 

Hi all,

 

As Kelly and I prepare to go cruising, we're investigating all the possibilities for communication while at sea.  Is there an alternative to WLO, which has recently gone out of business?

 

It seems the IridiumGo is the go-to solution for this, but we'd like to avoid buying more equipment if possible.  For weather, we can probably get by with weatherfax and listening to the forecasts.  It would be nice to have some way to contact folks back home.  I'm aware of SailMail, but it requires a Pactor modem, so if that is the only option we'd go with the Iridium.


Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA

 


TMD22 Turbo to Injector Pump tube

Mike Ondra
 

After removing the turbo in the process of diagnosing a low RPM (2400 max with clean bottom and prop) issue and cleaning it up, it seems to be OK. However there is a damaged tube that leads from the top of the Injector Pump to a fitting near the bottom of the turbo. In the diagram below it starts with part 61 at the Injector Pump and proceeds to the turbo directly in our installation (we don't have the intervening parts 60-65, just part 28). On ours this is a small (maybe 1/8") black flexible plastic(?) tube. Does anyone know the functionality of this connection? Might it contribute to low RPM? Seems odd to be feeding diesel fuel to the turbo.

Thanks,

Mike Ondra

ALETES SM#240

Rock Hall, MD (soon to be in St. Augustine for the winter)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternative to WLO for SSB ship-to-shore communication?

Mark Erdos
 

Ryan and Kelly,

 

We have several choices aboard Cream Puff:

 

·        InReach – we love it and have the unlimited text plan. It works best when synced to a smart-phone or tablet. Texting becomes much easier then. Friends can track us in real time.

·        SSB/Pactor/Sail Mail – Once the initial investment is made into the equipment, this is the least expensive way to get forecasts and email at sea.

·        Iridium 9555 Satellite Phone – This is a stupid expensive communication device but much easier to use than the SSB. We use it mostly for data. We keep a plan that is called an emergency plan. We pay high cost per minute when we use it (which is rarely). This keeps the phone active withut having to buy pre-paid minutes. In the past we purchased minutes but they just expired and were wasted. We use it as a modem (no need for IridiumGo). They have a PC download you can use to set the phone up as a modem. It is not hard to do. It is mostly connected to the ship’s computer where we can download weather using our TimeZero navigations software. A complete 7 day forecast takes about 5 minutes and about $7.50. This setup eliminates the need for IridiumGo. The 9555 set-up is basically a back up to the SSB.

 

In addition to at sea communication devices look into a Google Project Fi phone while you are still in the USA. It works in 170+ countries. When you land in a port, turn on the cell phone and you will have instant internet and cell service without have to visit local cell providers. If you do not use the phone then you do not pay for the data. We have had this for about 6 months now and love it. Our lowest monthly bill is about $20. Our highest maximum bill allowed is $80 if we use a ton of data. They do not throttle you back if you use a lot of data.

 

Hope this helps

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, October 8, 2018 5:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] alternative to WLO for SSB ship-to-shore communication?

 

 

Hi all,

 

As Kelly and I prepare to go cruising, we're investigating all the possibilities for communication while at sea.  Is there an alternative to WLO, which has recently gone out of business?

 

It seems the IridiumGo is the go-to solution for this, but we'd like to avoid buying more equipment if possible.  For weather, we can probably get by with weatherfax and listening to the forecasts.  It would be nice to have some way to contact folks back home.  I'm aware of SailMail, but it requires a Pactor modem, so if that is the only option we'd go with the Iridium.


Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA

 


Re: alternative to WLO for SSB ship-to-shore communication?

Paul Osterberg
 

Have a look at the Garmin InReach explorer, tracking and mail where ever you are
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259


alternative to WLO for SSB ship-to-shore communication?

Ryan Meador
 

Hi all,

As Kelly and I prepare to go cruising, we're investigating all the possibilities for communication while at sea.  Is there an alternative to WLO, which has recently gone out of business?

It seems the IridiumGo is the go-to solution for this, but we'd like to avoid buying more equipment if possible.  For weather, we can probably get by with weatherfax and listening to the forecasts.  It would be nice to have some way to contact folks back home.  I'm aware of SailMail, but it requires a Pactor modem, so if that is the only option we'd go with the Iridium.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


windlass switch

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

Heh gang,

Any suggestions for a new cockpit control switch for the windlass or a part number. It seems quite large for a momentary switch.

Cheers,

Ric Gottschalk

Bali Hai SN24

Annapolis


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Holding Tank Retrofit on SM

Ian Townsend
 

Hi Steve. Here is a pic. 


Both our aft and fwd head facings screw off easily. We installed a 13.5 gallon plastic tank in the fwd head. Cut out topmost two cubby shelves. Ran hose from top of tank to a pump out fitting on the deck. Ran a breather hose to outboard vent fitting. Then a hose from the bottom of the tank connected to the thruhull for discharge when offshore. 

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

On Oct 8, 2018, at 2:29 PM, steve@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Friends,


I intend to retrofit holding tanks on my 1994 SM #117. Looking for more info on how someone has done this. I have searched here for "tanks" and aside from a good reference for a Vetus WASTE WATER TANK 60 LTR. SKU: WW60W, which is very helpful, I've found little else. I am curious about the installation on the SM. I want to put my tanks behind the shelving facia in the head, but how do you get the facia off the shelves? Mine is fiberglassed in. I don't see how it's coming off without a sawsall. Does anyone have any information and/or pictures of how the got their holding tank in there? Did your facia just unscrew? Please provide year/Vessel # for reference.


Many thanks,

-Steve Bode

SV Intention


 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think I found friendship II

John Clark
 

Yes same person.


On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 2:46 PM Mark Pitt mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

When I sailed my Super Maramu in the ARC in 2003, Bob Stewart, not “Stuart”, sailed Friend Ship II, a new Super Maramu.  Are we thinking of the same person?  I would be much relieved to hear he was alive.


Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, Lanzarote


On Oct 8, 2018, at 6:57 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I spoke to Bob last week.  As Joel said he is not planning to sell the boat.  He had some family issues which kept him away from the boat, but intends to return in a few months.   

   Regards,  John

SV Annie  SM 37
Prickly Bay, Grenada

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018, 11:38 AM jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello everyone. I sold that boat to the original and only owner Bob Stuart. It has been around the world. I spoke to the owner about a year, maybe two, ago and had a lengthy conversation with him. He had no intention of selling the boat and made no mention of an imminent demise or serious health problems.

 

I believe I still have contact information for him in a hard file in my desk at my home office in Florida. I am in California inspecting and listing some Amel boats and will try to contact Bob when I get home. If successful, I will let all know what I discover.

 

All The Best, Joel

 

         JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L..C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETTING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2018 6:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think I found friendship II

 

 

That serial number makes her a 2004 (built in June of 2003).  What a shame.  

 

Brent Cameron (Future SM owner)

On Oct 7, 2018, 8:58 PM -0400, amelyachtowners@..., wrote:

AMLSM415F304


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Extra autopilot

 

Arthur,

What you want is the Raymarine M81137 Type 2 Rotary Drive 24V. You will also need an A/B switch, probably from Raymarine, but any switch which will take 2 pair of wires and direct the Course Computer OUT to 2 different sources will work as long as it will switch 10 amps. You will need a chain sprocket to attach to the Helm Axle. The attached photo may help you and here are some links to the drive I speak of:

When completing the installation you will need to switch polarity of the chain drive motor. you can do this at the A/B switch. If not, when the chain drive is selected, the rudder will turn in the opposite direction from what is needed.

DO NOT FORGET: All of these 24 Volt Drives have a 12 Volt clutch...if you connect the clutch to 24 volts, you will fry it.

I answered your questions, BUT, there is a better way to have drive redundancy. Simply buy a second Raymarine M81134 Type 2 Long Linear Drive 24 Volt. It is very easy to swap out the linear drive and you should know that the rotary drive is noisy.

I hope this helps you in your decision.

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, Oct 8, 2018 at 3:26 AM arthur@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

We want mount an extra autopilot on SM 435, VISTA.

The one we have now is on the quadrant .

You who have done this which type and model?

And where is it mounted?


arthur sundqvist

SM435 VISTA




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think I found friendship II

Mark Pitt
 

When I sailed my Super Maramu in the ARC in 2003, Bob Stewart, not “Stuart”, sailed Friend Ship II, a new Super Maramu.  Are we thinking of the same person?  I would be much relieved to hear he was alive.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, Lanzarote


On Oct 8, 2018, at 6:57 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

I spoke to Bob last week.  As Joel said he is not planning to sell the boat.  He had some family issues which kept him away from the boat, but intends to return in a few months.   

   Regards,  John

SV Annie  SM 37
Prickly Bay, Grenada

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018, 11:38 AM jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello everyone. I sold that boat to the original and only owner Bob Stuart. It has been around the world. I spoke to the owner about a year, maybe two, ago and had a lengthy conversation with him. He had no intention of selling the boat and made no mention of an imminent demise or serious health problems.

 

I believe I still have contact information for him in a hard file in my desk at my home office in Florida. I am in California inspecting and listing some Amel boats and will try to contact Bob when I get home. If successful, I will let all know what I discover.

 

All The Best, Joel

 

         JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETTING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2018 6:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think I found friendship II

 

 

That serial number makes her a 2004 (built in June of 2003).  What a shame.  

 

Brent Cameron (Future SM owner)

On Oct 7, 2018, 8:58 PM -0400, amelyachtowners@..., wrote:

AMLSM415F304


Holding Tank Retrofit on SM

Steven Bode - SV Intention 1994-SM#117
 

Friends,


I intend to retrofit holding tanks on my 1994 SM #117. Looking for more info on how someone has done this. I have searched here for "tanks" and aside from a good reference for a Vetus WASTE WATER TANK 60 LTR. SKU: WW60W, which is very helpful, I've found little else. I am curious about the installation on the SM. I want to put my tanks behind the shelving facia in the head, but how do you get the facia off the shelves? Mine is fiberglassed in. I don't see how it's coming off without a sawsall. Does anyone have any information and/or pictures of how the got their holding tank in there? Did your facia just unscrew? Please provide year/Vessel # for reference.


Many thanks,

-Steve Bode

SV Intention


 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think I found friendship II

John Clark
 

I spoke to Bob last week.  As Joel said he is not planning to sell the boat.  He had some family issues which kept him away from the boat, but intends to return in a few months.   

   Regards,  John

SV Annie  SM 37
Prickly Bay, Grenada

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018, 11:38 AM jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello everyone. I sold that boat to the original and only owner Bob Stuart. It has been around the world. I spoke to the owner about a year, maybe two, ago and had a lengthy conversation with him. He had no intention of selling the boat and made no mention of an imminent demise or serious health problems.

 

I believe I still have contact information for him in a hard file in my desk at my home office in Florida. I am in California inspecting and listing some Amel boats and will try to contact Bob when I get home. If successful, I will let all know what I discover.

 

All The Best, Joel

 

         JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETTING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2018 6:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think I found friendship II

 

 

That serial number makes her a 2004 (built in June of 2003).  What a shame.  

 

Brent Cameron (Future SM owner)

On Oct 7, 2018, 8:58 PM -0400, amelyachtowners@..., wrote:

AMLSM415F304


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think I found friendship II

amelforme
 

Hello everyone. I sold that boat to the original and only owner Bob Stuart. It has been around the world. I spoke to the owner about a year, maybe two, ago and had a lengthy conversation with him. He had no intention of selling the boat and made no mention of an imminent demise or serious health problems.

 

I believe I still have contact information for him in a hard file in my desk at my home office in Florida. I am in California inspecting and listing some Amel boats and will try to contact Bob when I get home. If successful, I will let all know what I discover.

 

All The Best, Joel

 

         JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

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From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2018 6:47 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I think I found friendship II

 

 

That serial number makes her a 2004 (built in June of 2003).  What a shame.  

 

Brent Cameron (Future SM owner)

On Oct 7, 2018, 8:58 PM -0400, amelyachtowners@..., wrote:

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacing eng mounts

Alan Grayson
 

Thanks Eric. I will be getting one made up today. I was unsure if the C drive would stay put while I moved around it but a big shout out to all who have answered and helped, the project moves on.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SV Ora Pai SM 406
Ft Lauderdale


Extra autopilot

Arthur Sundqvist
 

We want mount an extra autopilot on SM 435, VISTA.

The one we have now is on the quadrant .

You who have done this which type and model?

And where is it mounted?


arthur sundqvist

SM435 VISTA



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