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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Change of group ownership

neurolept2
 

JL,


Thank you for a great job over the last several years.  I appreciate the time you put into making a cohesive site.


Tom Costello




From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of lji0041@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 1:34 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Change of group ownership
 
 

To all mates:

Most of you know that I have been what Yahoo calls the "owner" (primary administrator) of the Amel Yacht Owners Group for some years. I assumed this position when asked by the original founder and "owner" of the group, Eric (Closereach).

I have really enjoyed our group and all of its members. Recently, I asked Bill Rouse to assume my position as I was struggling to keep it due to personal reasons. Bill graciously accepted. I will continue to be a member, but no longer "owner." Yahoo must have one person designated as "owner" for each currently maintained Yahoo Group."

Bill has been always helping me, as to others, and I am glad he took a step forward when I could no longer sustain properly my position.

I still keep my Amel Euros 41, based in Burriana, in the Spanish coast of the Mediterranean sea, although I currently live in Madrid. Hope to see you guys sometime, somewhere.

All the best
JL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Change of group ownership

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thank so much for your great support and help.
This forum has been a wonderful resource over the years.
We know it is in good hand with Bill.
Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Fri, 10/12/18, lji0041@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Change of group ownership
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:34 PM


 









To
all mates:
Most
of you know that I have been what Yahoo calls the
"owner" (primary administrator) of the Amel Yacht
Owners Group for some years. I assumed this position when
asked by the original founder and "owner" of the
group, Eric (Closereach).
I
have really enjoyed our group and all of its members.
Recently, I asked Bill Rouse to assume my position as I was
struggling to keep it due to personal reasons. Bill
graciously accepted. I will continue to be a member, but no
longer "owner." Yahoo must have one person
designated as "owner" for each currently
maintained Yahoo Group."
Bill
has been always helping me, as to others, and I am glad he
took a step forward when I could no longer sustain properly
my position.
I
still keep my Amel Euros 41, based in Burriana, in the
Spanish coast of the Mediterranean sea, although I currently
live in Madrid. Hope to see you guys sometime,
somewhere.
All
the bestJL


Re: A54 Anchor wash pump

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

I don't know if the 54's native pump has special characteristics compared to a 53 pump, but I would be remiss if I did not point out that when we bought hull Nr. 350 in 2012 it came with a Shurflo with the outside metal casting already all rusted out...

It is now over six years later, we have anchored out thousands of times, always using the anchor wash pump...

... the Shurflo is still rusted out and still as powerful and 100% reliable as it was in 2012.

(It will probably fail tomorrow morning when we lift anchor, just to spite us).

Cheerio,


Peregrinus
SM2K Nr. 350 (2002)
At anchor, Porto Rafael, Sardinia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Change of group ownership

Stephen Davis
 

Thank you JL for administering the group for all these years, and thanks to Bill for stepping up to take over this responsibility. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
KoOlina, Hawaii

On Oct 12, 2018, at 08:13, Porter McRoberts portermcroberts@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Agreed!!  Thank you both JL and Bill!


Porter
A54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Oct 12, 2018, at 1:01 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I would like to thank you for all the work maintaining the site,  internet administration is not an easy job.   

Regards,  John

SV Annie
SM 37
Prickly Bay Grenada.

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 1:35 PM lji0041@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

To all mates:

Most of you know that I have been what Yahoo calls the "owner" (primary administrator) of the Amel Yacht Owners Group for some years. I assumed this position when asked by the original founder and "owner" of the group, Eric (Closereach).

I have really enjoyed our group and all of its members. Recently, I asked Bill Rouse to assume my position as I was struggling to keep it due to personal reasons. Bill graciously accepted. I will continue to be a member, but no longer "owner." Yahoo must have one person designated as "owner" for each currently maintained Yahoo Group."

Bill has been always helping me, as to others, and I am glad he took a step forward when I could no longer sustain properly my position.

I still keep my Amel Euros 41, based in Burriana, in the Spanish coast of the Mediterranean sea, although I currently live in Madrid. Hope to see you guys sometime, somewhere.

All the best
JL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Change of group ownership

Porter McRoberts
 

Agreed!!  Thank you both JL and Bill!

Porter
A54-152

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Oct 12, 2018, at 1:01 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I would like to thank you for all the work maintaining the site,  internet administration is not an easy job.   

Regards,  John

SV Annie
SM 37
Prickly Bay Grenada.

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 1:35 PM lji0041@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

To all mates:

Most of you know that I have been what Yahoo calls the "owner" (primary administrator) of the Amel Yacht Owners Group for some years. I assumed this position when asked by the original founder and "owner" of the group, Eric (Closereach).

I have really enjoyed our group and all of its members. Recently, I asked Bill Rouse to assume my position as I was struggling to keep it due to personal reasons. Bill graciously accepted. I will continue to be a member, but no longer "owner." Yahoo must have one person designated as "owner" for each currently maintained Yahoo Group."

Bill has been always helping me, as to others, and I am glad he took a step forward when I could no longer sustain properly my position.

I still keep my Amel Euros 41, based in Burriana, in the Spanish coast of the Mediterranean sea, although I currently live in Madrid. Hope to see you guys sometime, somewhere.

All the best
JL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Change of group ownership

John Clark
 

I would like to thank you for all the work maintaining the site,  internet administration is not an easy job.   

Regards,  John

SV Annie
SM 37
Prickly Bay Grenada.

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 1:35 PM lji0041@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

To all mates:

Most of you know that I have been what Yahoo calls the "owner" (primary administrator) of the Amel Yacht Owners Group for some years. I assumed this position when asked by the original founder and "owner" of the group, Eric (Closereach).

I have really enjoyed our group and all of its members. Recently, I asked Bill Rouse to assume my position as I was struggling to keep it due to personal reasons. Bill graciously accepted. I will continue to be a member, but no longer "owner." Yahoo must have one person designated as "owner" for each currently maintained Yahoo Group."

Bill has been always helping me, as to others, and I am glad he took a step forward when I could no longer sustain properly my position.

I still keep my Amel Euros 41, based in Burriana, in the Spanish coast of the Mediterranean sea, although I currently live in Madrid. Hope to see you guys sometime, somewhere.

All the best
JL


Change of group ownership

Jose_Luis Isasi
 

To all mates:

Most of you know that I have been what Yahoo calls the "owner" (primary administrator) of the Amel Yacht Owners Group for some years. I assumed this position when asked by the original founder and "owner" of the group, Eric (Closereach).

I have really enjoyed our group and all of its members. Recently, I asked Bill Rouse to assume my position as I was struggling to keep it due to personal reasons. Bill graciously accepted. I will continue to be a member, but no longer "owner." Yahoo must have one person designated as "owner" for each currently maintained Yahoo Group."

Bill has been always helping me, as to others, and I am glad he took a step forward when I could no longer sustain properly my position.

I still keep my Amel Euros 41, based in Burriana, in the Spanish coast of the Mediterranean sea, although I currently live in Madrid. Hope to see you guys sometime, somewhere.

All the best
JL


Re: 1980 Sharki (SV TAKOUMI?)

delaney.watkins@gmail.com <no_reply@...>
 

Talked to the broker, Steve was correct the Sharki has been sold. The broker then offered to show us a Morgan. I can’t quite make sense of such an offer.

Thanks again,

Dee


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 1980 Sharki (SV TAKOUMI?)

Willem Kroes
 

Hi Dee,

Have you looked at the Sharky  named Joss. She is owned by a Dutch former technician and very good maintained. Recent engine, bow thruster recently rebuild, very complete. She is on Levkas in Greece. The only reason for selling is age.

Regards,

Willem Kroes

SM #351 KAVANGA

Now on the hard in Cartagena, Spain



Op 12 okt. 2018 15:16 schreef "Steve Leeds yachtmaccabee@... [amelyachtowners]" :
 

Hi Dee,
It's a nice boat but I'm pretty sure it is already sold.

Steve Leeds
Sharki #121

On Friday, October 12, 2018, 8:07:54 AM EDT, delaney.watkins@... wrote:


 


My wife and I are considering traveling down to Florida to look at a 1980 Sharki that is listed on YachtWorld. 

Curious if anyone has any information on this particular vessel beyond what is listed on the YW advert?


A name is partially visible in one of the photos and appears to be TAKOUMI. A google search reveals a blog post in French which appears to be about this vessel. 


Has anyone actually seen this Sharki in person recently? If, so what condition is it in? Is it worth the trip to Florida from Virginia to look at it?


Any insight would be appreciated. 


Respectfully,


Dee

looking for an Amel



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma A/C saltwater plumbing - Using barnacle buster.

eric freedman
 

Thanks Mark,

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2018 7:30 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma A/C saltwater plumbing - Using barnacle buster.

 

 

Hi Eric,

 

I have done this as a regular part of maintenance every 6 month for the past 5 years. It is perfectly fine to use phosphoric acid or barnacle buster on the AC units. I don’t use BB anymore. I just buy phosphoric acid in the paint department of a hardware store or Sherman Williams for about ¼ of the BB price.

 

I use a set up just as you describe to re-circulate the acid. Be sure to use a filter in the bucket to catch the junk. I put a mesh balloon over the hose dumping into the bucket so the junk is not re-circulated.

 

If you use the concentrated BB which is about 17% phosphoric acid, use a solution of 30% acid 70% water in the bucket. There is a lot of water in the pipeline to add to the dilution.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:49 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma A/C saltwater plumbing - Using barnacle buster.

 

 

Hi Kent,

Are we speaking about the AC cooling line?

My plan was you use the Barnacle buster circulating tank and hook it up to the input of the engine room

Manifold, then run a garden hose from the output seacock and back to the circulating bucket.

They suggested to use it for 4-6 hours.

Did you dilute the barnacle buster and if so what ratio?

I will also do so with the engine and genset. I plan on disconnecting the water input to the watermaker while doing this.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:14 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma A/C saltwater plumbing - Using barnacle buster.

 

 

I just flush with B.B. and let it sit i the lines over night once a year..  So far all lines and manifold are free of any growth or scale.

Kent

SM 243

Kristy


On Oct 11, 2018, at 10:56 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone used barnacle buster and a circulating pump on the ac cooling water lines?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: 1980 Sharki (SV TAKOUMI?)

delaney.watkins@gmail.com <no_reply@...>
 

Steve, thank you for the information.  That is incredibly unfortunate. 

If anyone has any information on another Sharki (preferably on the Eastern coast of North America) that is not listed on YW please let us know!
 

Respectfully,


Dee

looking for an Amel



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 1980 Sharki (SV TAKOUMI?)

Steve Leeds
 

Hi Dee,
It's a nice boat but I'm pretty sure it is already sold.

Steve Leeds
Sharki #121

On Friday, October 12, 2018, 8:07:54 AM EDT, delaney.watkins@... wrote:


 


My wife and I are considering traveling down to Florida to look at a 1980 Sharki that is listed on YachtWorld. 

Curious if anyone has any information on this particular vessel beyond what is listed on the YW advert?


A name is partially visible in one of the photos and appears to be TAKOUMI. A google search reveals a blog post in French which appears to be about this vessel. 


Has anyone actually seen this Sharki in person recently? If, so what condition is it in? Is it worth the trip to Florida from Virginia to look at it?


Any insight would be appreciated. 


Respectfully,


Dee

looking for an Amel



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Carbon Dioxide

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Pat,
Sounds like that's the likely culprit. Important reminder to all.
Cheers, Craig


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Craig, We had the hatch open in the head , so I suppose that was the source. I get up first and start the genset every morning and my wife usually smells exhaust while in the aft cabin. Maybe while moving, enough air is moving thru to keep the level down, once stopped it builds. I can't answer the how or why, just want to report the possibility of high levels of CO ,so people are mindful of it .
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Carbon Dioxide

 
Hi Pat,

So do you think it was from open hatches while you were motoring sucking exhaust into the aft cabin, but that did not set off the alarm then but only after you shut down the engine and presumably spent some time getting stuff off the boat etc., then closed the boat? That seems a really strange sequence of events as there's simply no more CO being generated after you shut down the engine. Do you think if someone was sleeping aft during your six hour motor they might have been subject to high CO levels? Or did CO somehow get created overnight or have been stored somewhere, like the engine room,  and then seeped into the aft cabin.. 

There must be a "rest of the story" somewhere in all this. Being careful is paramount, but knowing what the problem is is arguably more so.

Ours has never gone off with exhaust or battery gassing, but does go off with raw propane and with tr ansmitting on the SSB and with weak batteries.

Cheers, Craig SN68


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Ryan, The batteries were not being charged. However, I thought of that and placed the unit in the battery compartment,it remained at zero.
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Carbon Dioxide

 
On my old boat, I saw what you experienced many, many times.  I was initially extremely concerned, as one should be.  But then one day my boat got unplugged from shore power by the dock staff, and that night after plugging it back in I was awakened by the CO alarm..  There had been nothing on board that produces CO in many days.  After much experimentation, I proved to my own satisfaction that the CO alarm was actually sensitive to hydrogen gas produced by the batteries when they were excessively charged.  It seems this is true for many CO alarms.

Take the alarm seriously.  Air the boat out well, and take care not to let exhaust inside.  But also check to see if your battery compartment ventilation is working correctly, and also check th at your batteries aren't overcharging.  Some chargers will keep the voltage too high even though the batteries are full because other loads (e.g. refrigerator) are making the charger believe the batteries are still accepting a lot of current.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 6:39 PM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Pat,
 
Good to remind us all.
 
Also, it is good to close the rear head porthole if running the genset. Our CO2 alarm went off once in the aft cabin and this was where the gas entered.
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Aruba
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Carbon Dioxide
 
 
We motored home for about six hrs. on Monday ,closed up the boat and went up to the house. Tuesday I went out to find the carbon dioxide alarm beeping in the aft cabin. I took it outside the reading went fro 500 or so to zero,took it back in and it went up again. So be aware of fumes entering the boat while motoring,if one was sleeping in the aft cabin for many hours while motoring it could have a bad outcome. I remember about ten years ago , a little girl died nearby while sleeping on her grandparent's motor yacht while the generator was running. The fumes apparently entered thru a forward hatch. Can't imagine how her grandparents felt. Just thought I would pass is on for what its worth.
Pat
SM#123


Re: SM Turnbuckle

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Paul,


Let's see if I've got this about right - the underwriters and bean counters think that statistically the financial risk to their company of old turnbuckles failing is low enough that they'll take it on, although they do want you to replace the wires. 


Will they be crewing with you on your offshore passages?


I kinda think brother Joel still has a point. And I recall the turnbuckles were a relatively small portion of the total rigging cost.


Then again, we lost a mizzen forward lower while coastal cruising off Sicily and, other than the loud crack scaring the livin' bejezus out of us, it in no way jeopardized the boat. It was the wire breaking at the lower swage on the original 18 year old ACMO rigging. We patched it and continued our season, but did replace all rigging (and turnbuckles) that winter.


Cheers,  Craig SN68 Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote :


I asked my Insurer Y Yacht about rigg failure and only replacing the wire and not the turnbuckle. The answer wasdo 

 Rig failures on Amels are not a serious problem and your plans for changing the standing rigging  are perfectly acceptable.

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259

We plan to change the standing rigging this season when we get to Martinique. I assume the current turnbuckles are made from stainless steel and need to be replaced as well. Better material for a turnbuckle is bronze, crome or nickel plated. Then next time to change the standing rigging it should be enough to just replace the wire not the bronze turnbuckles.. Anyone having bronze turnbuckles or anyone having thought of the issue?

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259

 

Hi Paul,

If they are the original turnbuckles from ACMO, that Amel uses, they are chromed bronze, not stainless steel. Brother Joel insists the best practice is to replace all turnbuckles (& clevis pins, etc.) whenever you do the rigging. He also recommends switching to mechanical fittings like Norseman or Sta-loc, at least on the bottom ends, rather than the swaged fittings that Amel/ACMO used originally. He's got a point.

Cheers, Craig SN68


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Carbon Dioxide

Patrick McAneny
 

Craig, We had the hatch open in the head , so I suppose that was the source. I get up first and start the genset every morning and my wife usually smells exhaust while in the aft cabin. Maybe while moving, enough air is moving thru to keep the level down, once stopped it builds. I can't answer the how or why, just want to report the possibility of high levels of CO ,so people are mindful of it .
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 9:24 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Carbon Dioxide

 
Hi Pat,

So do you think it was from open hatches while you were motoring sucking exhaust into the aft cabin, but that did not set off the alarm then but only after you shut down the engine and presumably spent some time getting stuff off the boat etc., then closed the boat? That seems a really strange sequence of events as there's simply no more CO being generated after you shut down the engine. Do you think if someone was sleeping aft during your six hour motor they might have been subject to high CO levels? Or did CO somehow get created overnight or have been stored somewhere, like the engine room,  and then seeped into the aft cabin.. 

There must be a "rest of the story" somewhere in all this. Being careful is paramount, but knowing what the problem is is arguably more so.

Ours has never gone off with exhaust or battery gassing, but does go off with raw propane and with tr ansmitting on the SSB and with weak batteries.

Cheers, Craig SN68


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

Ryan, The batteries were not being charged. However, I thought of that and placed the unit in the battery compartment,it remained at zero.
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 6:41 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Carbon Dioxide

 
On my old boat, I saw what you experienced many, many times.  I was initially extremely concerned, as one should be.  But then one day my boat got unplugged from shore power by the dock staff, and that night after plugging it back in I was awakened by the CO alarm..  There had been nothing on board that produces CO in many days.  After much experimentation, I proved to my own satisfaction that the CO alarm was actually sensitive to hydrogen gas produced by the batteries when they were excessively charged.  It seems this is true for many CO alarms.

Take the alarm seriously.  Air the boat out well, and take care not to let exhaust inside.  But also check to see if your battery compartment ventilation is working correctly, and also check th at your batteries aren't overcharging.  Some chargers will keep the voltage too high even though the batteries are full because other loads (e.g. refrigerator) are making the charger believe the batteries are still accepting a lot of current.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 6:39 PM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Pat,
 
Good to remind us all.
 
Also, it is good to close the rear head porthole if running the genset. Our CO2 alarm went off once in the aft cabin and this was where the gas entered.
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Aruba
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Carbon Dioxide
 
 
We motored home for about six hrs. on Monday ,closed up the boat and went up to the house. Tuesday I went out to find the carbon dioxide alarm beeping in the aft cabin. I took it outside the reading went fro 500 or so to zero,took it back in and it went up again. So be aware of fumes entering the boat while motoring,if one was sleeping in the aft cabin for many hours while motoring it could have a bad outcome. I remember about ten years ago , a little girl died nearby while sleeping on her grandparent's motor yacht while the generator was running. The fumes apparently entered thru a forward hatch. Can't imagine how her grandparents felt. Just thought I would pass is on for what its worth.
Pat
SM#123


1980 Sharki (SV TAKOUMI?)

delaney.watkins@gmail.com <no_reply@...>
 


My wife and I are considering traveling down to Florida to look at a 1980 Sharki that is listed on YachtWorld. 

Curious if anyone has any information on this particular vessel beyond what is listed on the YW advert?


A name is partially visible in one of the photos and appears to be TAKOUMI. A google search reveals a blog post in French which appears to be about this vessel. 


Has anyone actually seen this Sharki in person recently? If, so what condition is it in? Is it worth the trip to Florida from Virginia to look at it?


Any insight would be appreciated. 


Respectfully,


Dee

looking for an Amel



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

-- Bernard Ancelle
Comboursière
38350 St Honoré France
0607 490 415 0480 806088
ba90   AT ...orange.fr & ba...AT....ancelle.net



Le 11/10/2018 à 22:00, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :
 

Merci Jean-Luc,


It seems like a good solution

Can you give me the email address again....yahoo doesn't like @

Please write it like           ba at abcde.com

Thanks again
Salutations
Alan
Elyse SM437
Noumea


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

Hello Alain,
A friend of me make me a prototype of the pulley in a technical plastic, it seems very, very fine, and with plastic NO corrosion is possible !
He test the pulley at 500kN ..

The probem with the AMEL pulley is the MEGA corrosion between the steinless steel and the aluminium.

This caused :
1-My first AMEL poulley was brocken in 3 parts !
2-My second AMEL poulley was not brocken BUT the steinless schaft was in bad condition ....

I am very angry after AMEL because the pulley is of poor quality that the piece is not available, cost for 2 pieces 500 or 600 euros ....

You can contact my friend, he will be happy to buy a cople of pulley
Bernard Ancelle
ANCELLE
Comboursière
38350 Saint Honoré
0607 490 415
0480 806088
ba@...




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma A/C saltwater plumbing - Using barnacle buster.

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Eric,

 

I have done this as a regular part of maintenance every 6 month for the past 5 years. It is perfectly fine to use phosphoric acid or barnacle buster on the AC units. I don’t use BB anymore. I just buy phosphoric acid in the paint department of a hardware store or Sherman Williams for about ¼ of the BB price.

 

I use a set up just as you describe to re-circulate the acid. Be sure to use a filter in the bucket to catch the junk. I put a mesh balloon over the hose dumping into the bucket so the junk is not re-circulated.

 

If you use the concentrated BB which is about 17% phosphoric acid, use a solution of 30% acid 70% water in the bucket. There is a lot of water in the pipeline to add to the dilution.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:49 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma A/C saltwater plumbing - Using barnacle buster.

 

 

Hi Kent,

Are we speaking about the AC cooling line?

My plan was you use the Barnacle buster circulating tank and hook it up to the input of the engine room

Manifold, then run a garden hose from the output seacock and back to the circulating bucket.

They suggested to use it for 4-6 hours.

Did you dilute the barnacle buster and if so what ratio?

I will also do so with the engine and genset. I plan on disconnecting the water input to the watermaker while doing this.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:14 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Climma A/C saltwater plumbing - Using barnacle buster.

 

 

I just flush with B.B. and let it sit i the lines over night once a year.  So far all lines and manifold are free of any growth or scale.

Kent

SM 243

Kristy


On Oct 11, 2018, at 10:56 PM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Has anyone used barnacle buster and a circulating pump on the ac cooling water lines?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: SM Turnbuckle

Paul Osterberg
 

I asked my Insurer Y Yacht about rigg failure and only replacing the wire and not the turnbuckle. The answer was

 Rig failures on Amels are not a serious problem and your plans for changing the standing rigging  are perfectly acceptable.

Paul on S/Y Kerpa SM#259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Autoprop vs Maxprop and specs of each

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Danny

Nice to hear from you and thank you for these tips.

I had not thought of greasing under water but of course if one pushes the grease right through and out there would be no risk of saltwater ingress. Good thought.

Of course I need say no more good things about the brilliance of the Super Maramu's as I would be preaching to the converted on this site.

Best regards
Colin

On Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 12:57 AM Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Colin,

great that you are going so well. There were queries on the forum a while back about when to reef, when to heave to, and when to wish you were not there. Your experience mirrors mine. The SM is a phenomenal off shore design and she looks after you in conditions where other designs are in trouble or at the least giving the crew a hard time. We did a big crossing (1200 miles, 200 a day) in boisterous conditions and all my crew including Yvonne agreed if we lived to 100 we would never get a dream run like that again. A Beneteau 50 came in after us saying, "Oh my God, it was hell out there" Horses for courses. Is your wife (sorry forget her name) doing the passages with you? As to greasing the prop. Mate of mine once said to me, grease and oil are the cheapest spare parts you will ever buy. I have greased mine in water easily (so long as you are not prone to dropping little screws). The trick is to have several spares, then you will never drop one.

Kind Regards

Danny

On 11 October 2018 at 20:44 "Sailing Island Pearl colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

Hi Alan

Thanks for those comments which make me wonder if this is just a prop grease issue??? Let me explain ...
Firstly I should say that this boat has never been cruised before Lauren and I set off 1.75 years ago. Up until before I owned it the previous owner had done just 600 hrs on the engine and half that on the generator in 10 years of ownership, plus employed an Amel technician bi-weekly for 10 years to care for her. Based on this I doubt that I could have any U Drive issues or major prop wear as we have been very careful owners too.

I had originally intended to do my normal 2 year haul-out in Cape Town but we became pinned down by bad weather in Durban unable to get any 33hr+ weather windows to sail down to East London on this notoriously dangerous coastline. Because of this, and with time for the Cape Town haul-out dwindling, I haul out in Durban instead, and did the normal prop wearing bearing replacement, bottom paint, plus lifted the waterline stripe.

On turning the prop blades out the water they didn't seem as smooth as normal, and on top of this, in my rush to get back into the water when a possible good weather window was forming, I did not re-grease the prop. That could possibly be the source of my issues, and rather foolish as I have always been so painstakingly careful to follow each and every step to the letter!! In fact I have never greased this prop as I simply sent it back to Bruntons last time to do the bearing change and grease in their factory.

In order to make a run directly for Cape Town (900nm approx) I sailed out of Durban early into the end of the previous SW front and therefore had to motor sail for a day before we picked up good wind and current. Over the next 3 days we shot down the coast breaking all our past records with 3 consecutive 200nm days with our best ever 24hrs clocking up 225nm!! Great sailing indeed and we ran as hard as we could direct for Cape Town right out at sea with pole out and all sails up until rounding Cape Agulus (most southern tip of Africa) where we had to turn NW into un-predicted 30kts head wind and 4+ knot adverse current making for hard motoring to maintain just 3 kts forward motion. When I say hard, that means max 2000 RPM on the Yanmar 75 (very seldom would I ever run the motor above this).

It was at this time that I noticed more prop noise and that there was a slight resultant vibration on the top of the UDrive unit only, not on the main engine side at all. We immediately reduced to usual 1400 - 1600 max revs and crawled into Cape Town to ensure no damage could be done. At those revs there was absolutely no vibration visable at all.

I will drop you a personal email sometime regarding the Indian Ocean crossing as it has been awesome and I hghly recommend it, but course you can also follow our videos on "Sailing Island Pearl"  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmvAE1BtOM7J8orw237BDgQ?view_as=subscriber , but in summary from far east Indonesia through Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Maldives, Chagos, Rodrigues, Mauritius, Runion, Madagascar and now South Africa we have spent 1.75 years in the Indian Ocean and absolutely loved every minute of it. We have faced 50+ knots, 6m+ seas and this boat has been unbelievable as it never ever felt unsafe or out of control to either myself or any crew on board. These are outstanding boats indeed and I learn to respect Captain Amel more and more every day that I sail and live aboard the Amel Super Maramu.

Best regards
Colin Streeter
SV Island Pearl II, SM#332.
Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town

On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 12:17 PM divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] < amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Colin,


i don't know where that information came from about later SMs having Maxprops.
Elyse is 2004 and we have the Autoprop.
i changed the bearings 4 years ago, even though there were no issues. It wasn't a difficult job with the right tools.
 We've since put 1300 hours on the engine and no problems with the Autoprop, no strange vibrations.
I grease it every time we are out of the water for whatever reason.

We'll do the bearings again next haul for C-drive, antifoul etc.

How was your Indian Ocean crossing ?

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437
Noumea

 

 


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