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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

 

Dave told me, "surveyors do not check batteries." and this is an inside jab. A few of you will get a laugh out of it.

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 Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 3:34 PM John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

;)


On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 12:36 PM Ian Townsend smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ok John. Will assume he'll share the inside joke 😊..

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

On Oct 24, 2018, at 12:26 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

You will like Dave he is a good guy.  Make sure to ask him to check the battery in the nav station clock.  ;)

On Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 12:01 PM Ian Townsend smlocalola@gmail..com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com> wrote:
 

Thanks Mark. We are booked with Dave. 

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

On Oct 23, 2018, at 7:34 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ian,

 

Dave Huffman knows Amels very well and did our survey at purchase: http://www..huffmanmarinesurveys.com

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

 

 

Does anyone have contact info for a knowledgeable AMEL surveyor in South Florida? I need an insurance survey done.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

John Clark
 

;)


On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 12:36 PM Ian Townsend smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ok John. Will assume he'll share the inside joke 😊..

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

On Oct 24, 2018, at 12:26 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

You will like Dave he is a good guy.  Make sure to ask him to check the battery in the nav station clock.  ;)

On Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 12:01 PM Ian Townsend smlocalola@gmail..com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Mark. We are booked with Dave. 

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

On Oct 23, 2018, at 7:34 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ian,

 

Dave Huffman knows Amels very well and did our survey at purchase: http://www..huffmanmarinesurveys.com

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

 

 

Does anyone have contact info for a knowledgeable AMEL surveyor in South Florida? I need an insurance survey done.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

karkauai
 

That is where I bought the seal.  It was designed for the outside seal on an automobile side window.  I’m guessing that they have it but under a different number now.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243

On Oct 24, 2018, at 9:17 AM, 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

RockAuto has many shapes of “belt weatherstrip” or “beltline” that can be used to seal the companionway sliding hatch.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/tools/body,weatherstrip,belt+weatherstrip+/+window+scraper+seal,12406

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 8:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

 

 

Hi Kent,

 

I looked at the website of JC Whitney's and the items number nor the items name was found.

 

Are you sure about this company selling the gasket that fits the companion way?

 

Regards,

 

Willem Kroes

 

SM #351 KAVANGA

 

 

Op 20 okt. 2018 22:37 schreef "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Here’s what I found a few years ago, it works great.

 

Here's the gasket material I found that works fine.  It's enough to do two replacements.

My first replacement in 2010 has dried out and needs replacement again after 5 years.

Purchased at JCWhitney.com

+1 800-529-4486

 

Belt Weatherstripping

Item No. 819751

 

Cost including shipping in 2010 was $28 US.

 

No bending required, just holes drilled and cut to length.

 

Since I put spar urethane on the companionway door, I’ve had no black rubber coming off on the door as it slides up and down.

 

Kent

SM243

Kristy 

 

 

On Oct 20, 2018, at 10:31 AM, bazgrayson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mike, I'm about to purchase this seal from Rockauto but have a few questions first.

Do you have any material left?

It looks like the metal piece is raised above the level of the fixed piece of wood that is on the outside of the door. Did you ever bend that down flush or have you left it raised, i tend to put my foot on the door sometimes.

I wish i had looked at it while at the rendezvous

Regards

Alan Grayson

SV Ora Pai SM 406

Ft Lauderdale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

Courtney Gorman
 

Paul Amstel surveyed my boat before I bought her was extremely pleased he has done many Amels 


On Oct 23, 2018, at 7:24 PM, smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Does anyone have contact info for a knowledgeable AMEL surveyor in South Florida? I need an insurance survey done.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Chain counter display

greatketch@...
 

James,

A short article on mounting the Quick sensor is here: 


I hope it is useful.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

Ian Townsend
 

Ok John. Will assume he'll share the inside joke 😊.

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

On Oct 24, 2018, at 12:26 PM, John Clark john.biohead@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

You will like Dave he is a good guy.  Make sure to ask him to check the battery in the nav station clock.  ;)

On Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 12:01 PM Ian Townsend smlocalola@gmail..com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Mark. We are booked with Dave. 

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

On Oct 23, 2018, at 7:34 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ian,

 

Dave Huffman knows Amels very well and did our survey at purchase: http://www.huffmanmarinesurveys.com

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

 

 

Does anyone have contact info for a knowledgeable AMEL surveyor in South Florida? I need an insurance survey done.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St Thomas Marinas or Moorings

Ian Townsend
 

If you don't mind moving over to the BVI, You might want to try Penn's Landing on Tortola. We stayed for a month. Very reasonable. Good people. 

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

On Oct 24, 2018, at 10:51 AM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all in December I will be moving Trippin to the USVI's and am looking for a Marina or Mooring what I have found so far seems pretty pricey.  Would be Leaving the boat for 2 weeks at a time 4 weeks max would appreciate any and all Ideas and information.

Thanks in Advance
Courtney
sv Trippin
54 #101


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

John Clark
 

You will like Dave he is a good guy.  Make sure to ask him to check the battery in the nav station clock.  ;)


On Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 12:01 PM Ian Townsend smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Mark. We are booked with Dave. 

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

On Oct 23, 2018, at 7:34 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ian,

 

Dave Huffman knows Amels very well and did our survey at purchase: http://www.huffmanmarinesurveys.com

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

 

 

Does anyone have contact info for a knowledgeable AMEL surveyor in South Florida? I need an insurance survey done.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

Ian Townsend
 

Thanks Mark. We are booked with Dave. 

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

On Oct 23, 2018, at 7:34 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Ian,

 

Dave Huffman knows Amels very well and did our survey at purchase: http://www.huffmanmarinesurveys.com

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

 

 

Does anyone have contact info for a knowledgeable AMEL surveyor in South Florida? I need an insurance survey done.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St Thomas Marinas or Moorings

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

$1495 for 15dec-15 Jan at Nanny Cay


On Oct 24, 2018, at 10:51 AM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all in December I will be moving Trippin to the USVI's and am looking for a Marina or Mooring what I have found so far seems pretty pricey.  Would be Leaving the boat for 2 weeks at a time 4 weeks max would appreciate any and all Ideas and information.

Thanks in Advance
Courtney
sv Trippin
54 #101


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] St Thomas Marinas or Moorings

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

Hi Courtney,

We will be away from TouRai over The holidays and just booked a slip at Nanny Cay for the month on the recommendation of a long time VI cruiser. We had initially asked him for his recommendation in St Thomas as we will be flying in and out of there, and staying at Nanny on Tortola (BVI)and taking the ferry was his clear preference. I think the quote we got for the month was around 1600. I’ll confirm that after I send this. 

All the best,
Steve


On Oct 24, 2018, at 10:51 AM, Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi all in December I will be moving Trippin to the USVI's and am looking for a Marina or Mooring what I have found so far seems pretty pricey.  Would be Leaving the boat for 2 weeks at a time 4 weeks max would appreciate any and all Ideas and information.

Thanks in Advance
Courtney
sv Trippin
54 #101


St Thomas Marinas or Moorings

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi all in December I will be moving Trippin to the USVI's and am looking for a Marina or Mooring what I have found so far seems pretty pricey.  Would be Leaving the boat for 2 weeks at a time 4 weeks max would appreciate any and all Ideas and information.
Thanks in Advance
Courtney
sv Trippin
54 #101


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

 

For an "insurance survey" you might contact Paul Anstey at http://www.powerandsailboatsurveys.com/home.html 

For a "purchase survey" I only recommend Olivier Beaute <olivierbeaute@...

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 Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 6:24 PM smlocalola@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Does anyone have contact info for a knowledgeable AMEL surveyor in South Florida? I need an insurance survey done.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

Mike Ondra
 

RockAuto has many shapes of “belt weatherstrip” or “beltline” that can be used to seal the companionway sliding hatch.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/tools/body,weatherstrip,belt+weatherstrip+/+window+scraper+seal,12406

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 8:26 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

 

 

Hi Kent,

 

I looked at the website of JC Whitney's and the items number nor the items name was found.

 

Are you sure about this company selling the gasket that fits the companion way?

 

Regards,

 

Willem Kroes

 

SM #351 KAVANGA

 

 

Op 20 okt. 2018 22:37 schreef "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Here’s what I found a few years ago, it works great.

 

Here's the gasket material I found that works fine.  It's enough to do two replacements.

My first replacement in 2010 has dried out and needs replacement again after 5 years.

Purchased at JCWhitney.com

+1 800-529-4486

 

Belt Weatherstripping

Item No. 819751

 

Cost including shipping in 2010 was $28 US.

 

No bending required, just holes drilled and cut to length.

 

Since I put spar urethane on the companionway door, I’ve had no black rubber coming off on the door as it slides up and down.

 

Kent

SM243

Kristy 

 

 

On Oct 20, 2018, at 10:31 AM, bazgrayson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mike, I'm about to purchase this seal from Rockauto but have a few questions first.

Do you have any material left?

It looks like the metal piece is raised above the level of the fixed piece of wood that is on the outside of the door. Did you ever bend that down flush or have you left it raised, i tend to put my foot on the door sometimes.

I wish i had looked at it while at the rendezvous

Regards

Alan Grayson

SV Ora Pai SM 406

Ft Lauderdale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Companionway ( washboard ) rubber seal replacement?

Willem Kroes
 

Hi Kent,

I looked at the website of JC Whitney's and the items number nor the items name was found.

Are you sure about this company selling the gasket that fits the companion way?

Regards,

Willem Kroes

SM #351 KAVANGA


Op 20 okt. 2018 22:37 schreef "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" :
 

Here’s what I found a few years ago, it works great.


Here's the gasket material I found that works fine.  It's enough to do two replacements.

My first replacement in 2010 has dried out and needs replacement again after 5 years.

Purchased at JCWhitney.com

+1 800-529-4486

 

Belt Weatherstripping

Item No. 819751

 

Cost including shipping in 2010 was $28 US.


No bending required, just holes drilled and cut to length.


Since I put spar urethane on the companionway door, I’ve had no black rubber coming off on the door as it slides up and down.

 

Kent

SM243

Kristy 



On Oct 20, 2018, at 10:31 AM, bazgrayson@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mike, I'm about to purchase this seal from Rockauto but have a few questions first.

Do you have any material left?
It looks like the metal piece is raised above the level of the fixed piece of wood that is on the outside of the door. Did you ever bend that down flush or have you left it raised, i tend to put my foot on the door sometimes.
I wish i had looked at it while at the rendezvous
Regards
Alan Grayson
SV Ora Pai SM 406
Ft Lauderdale


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Chain counter display

James Cromie
 

Bill - thank you so much for enlightening me. Yes, I'd love to see a photo ofyour set up of the sensor at the chain stripper.

Many thanks. 
James


On Oct 23, 2018 8:44 PM, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

James,


The Quick unit uses a different sensor technology than the Amel OEM unit.  My understanding of the original sensor is that it is an inductive sensor where the moving magnet generates a pulse of electricity in the coil, while the Quick chain counter sensor is a simple magnetic reed switch, and the control head detects the switch closure when the magnet goes by.  

If the Quick did not come with a sensor (and I imagine it should have!) Quick sells a complete sensor kit for about US$25.  It is a tiny little thing, and easy to mount near the chain stripper.  Let me know if pictures would help, I can take some tomorrow.

You can use the existing wiring, any pair of conductors will do to carry the switch closure signal back to the control head.

Bill Kinney
SM160,  Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA




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

Hello Amelians - 

I have been trying to figure out how to install a new chain counter display on  my 2002 Amel SM2K.  The original display from Pochon functions, but the LCD screen is barely readable.  I just replaced the sensor (though realized I didn't need to).  


I purchased a "Quick" Chain Counter, Model CHC 1203, as I saw another owner with the same display and I was told that it worked well.  I have tried to install this, but the unit does not seem to detect any input from the sensor.  It seems as though the original counter provides 10V to the sensor, whereas the "Quick" unit only provides about 3V.  I wonder if there is a simple wiring change that I need to make, or if this is hopeless without using a different sensor. 


Any help would be greatly appreciated.  If any of you have this type of chain counter display, I'd love to know how it is wired and if you use the standard sensor (IFM IB5124).  


Thanks in advance!


James

Soteria

Sm2K 347

Portsmouth, RI



Re: Chain counter display

greatketch@...
 

And a small update... The original inductive sensor used no magnets.  Just the metal mass of the "teeth" of the chain gypsy as they passed through the magnetic field generated by the coil. Clever, but a bit fragile and fussy.

Does not change the fact that it is incompatible with the QUICK control head, which does need magnets inset into the gypsy.  If anybody needs details, let me know.

Bill Kinney


Re: Chain counter display

greatketch@...
 

James,

The Quick unit uses a different sensor technology than the Amel OEM unit.  My understanding of the original sensor is that it is an inductive sensor where the moving magnet generates a pulse of electricity in the coil, while the Quick chain counter sensor is a simple magnetic reed switch, and the control head detects the switch closure when the magnet goes by.  

If the Quick did not come with a sensor (and I imagine it should have!) Quick sells a complete sensor kit for about US$25.  It is a tiny little thing, and easy to mount near the chain stripper.  Let me know if pictures would help, I can take some tomorrow.

You can use the existing wiring, any pair of conductors will do to carry the switch closure signal back to the control head.

Bill Kinney
SM160,  Harmonie
Annapolis, MD, USA




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

Hello Amelians - 

I have been trying to figure out how to install a new chain counter display on  my 2002 Amel SM2K.  The original display from Pochon functions, but the LCD screen is barely readable.  I just replaced the sensor (though realized I didn't need to).  


I purchased a "Quick" Chain Counter, Model CHC 1203, as I saw another owner with the same display and I was told that it worked well.  I have tried to install this, but the unit does not seem to detect any input from the sensor.  It seems as though the original counter provides 10V to the sensor, whereas the "Quick" unit only provides about 3V.  I wonder if there is a simple wiring change that I need to make, or if this is hopeless without using a different sensor. 


Any help would be greatly appreciated.  If any of you have this type of chain counter display, I'd love to know how it is wired and if you use the standard sensor (IFM IB5124).  


Thanks in advance!


James

Soteria

Sm2K 347

Portsmouth, RI


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

Mark Erdos
 

Ian,

 

Dave Huffman knows Amels very well and did our survey at purchase: http://www.huffmanmarinesurveys.com

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Aruba

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 7:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] South Florida Surveyor?

 

 

Does anyone have contact info for a knowledgeable AMEL surveyor in South Florida? I need an insurance survey done.


Re: South Florida Surveyor?

Ian Townsend
 

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Loca Lola II
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