Date   

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

Ian Townsend
 

Mark, I'd be interested if it's still possible. Thx.

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Jan 4, 2019, at 10:19 AM, mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Danny,


Thanks for the endorsement.  It does seem like an odd choice of both material (Aluminum) and the manufacturing process (Casting vs.Machining) especially in light of all the excellent engineering choices made in the design and construction of Amels.

In any case, I am proceeding to make a set of 316 Stainless Steel pulleys for myself and for a few other owners who reached out to me.  My materials supplier had a drop (short stick) of 4" diameter 316L Stainless Steel on hand which will allow me to make a set of pulleys for myself and for the owners that have contacted me.  It will also allow me to make a few sets of spare pulleys "on the shelf" and available for immediate shipment.  The cost will be US$190/pulley.  I expect to have them completed on or around January 18th.  

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


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

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

I am also interested.

SM 345 "Life is Good"
Vladimir Sonsev
202 258 1916

On Sun, Jan 6, 2019, 3:47 AM carpathia3@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

Hi Mark,

I would be interested in two pulleys too, if you still have a couple available! Shipping to France or US if easier. I will write to your email. Mine is carpathia3 at yahoo dot com.

Many thanks for your help on this!

Guillaume
s/v Carpathia III
SM2K #293


Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Cathy & Guillaume
 

Hi Mark,

I would be interested in two pulleys too, if you still have a couple available! Shipping to France or US if easier. I will write to your email. Mine is carpathia3 at yahoo dot com.

Many thanks for your help on this!

Guillaume
s/v Carpathia III
SM2K #293


Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Paul Stascavage
 

Mark,

I would like a pair as well if they are not all spoken for.

Thank you for all your efforts on this one.

Please shoot me an email when you have a chance (paul dot stascavage at icloud dot com)

All the best,

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Cruising St Augustine, FL

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Head sail furling, Heading to S Pacific

Miles
 

HI Kent,

 

I don’t remember if I added another outboard block back near the winch.  I don’t think so.  There should not be much force on the line and I usually pulled it in manually—at least after the initial furling.  The loops over the winch keep it from unfurling again when you stop pulling.   If you are sailing partly furled, you will want to use the small winch.

 

Miles

 

s/y Ladybug


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 50

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Dean;

 

We are wintering in Corfu and will start cruising the Ionian and then the Adriatic in June.

 

My e-mail address is mshirloo “at” transpacific”dot”us If you’d like to stay in contact, please send a private e-mail and we can share contact information. May be we can hookup somewhere.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 9:39 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 50

 

 

Hi Mohammad,

We bought the 54 in late 2017, and cruised for 6 months in Greece last summer.  

Much like you, we are very impressed with the boat. The more we learned the more we liked.

Cheers
Dean

SV STELLA

A54-154.  

 

Departing Preveza in April for Northern Europe. 


Re: Rubber caps for Lofrans [10 Attachments]

carcodespam@...
 

Alan

I found it at Amazon Germany:
It has a rubber cap but the switch is made in plastic.
This one has a better quality (made in brass) but is more expensive:

BTW they are not switches but push-buttons.
(Push to stop the engine, push and hold to turn the windlass.)

Gerhard
Sharki #60


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow nav light re-wiring

karkauai
 

I had forgotten the vacuum trick Eric.  I really like that one too!!

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243

On Jan 5, 2019, at 1:57 AM, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Tom,

We have replaced the starboard wire twice and the port one once.

One of the secrets is to use the European round wire vs the USA flat wire.

I am not a fan at the present time to use LED lights as the ones I have seen are not sealed against sea water. So I just used the exact same wire to replace mine.

I used a very strong thin line continuously  taped about 1 foot down the end of the wire.

The rope was entirely covered with electrical tape and I wrapped it so it was pointed where the wire ended and the rope continued. . It was a marlow rope about 1/16 inch or slightly bigger .it comes in a small spool.

 

The second time I replaced the starboard wire, I soldered the ends together and stripped off the jacket of the wire. I then again used  a very small rope tied with a long bowline to the soldered connection. . I used some tape to clean up the configuration ant it worked very well.

 

It is very important to put a lot of dish washing soap on the wire and pull it back and forth to lubricate the openings. If there is a grommet in the stanchion remove it and seal it when done with silicone.

 

If my memory serves me correctly the port light wire runs down the same stanchion and through the same hole in the deck.  In my case the steel imbedded in the fiberglass under the stanchion base expanded due to salt water intrusion.  I cut back the glass remove the rusted plate and replaced the fiberglass. I then fabricated a Stainless steel plate and mounted it on the outside of the fiberglass. There is no more rust and

everything has been good for quite a few years. The only caution is to be gentle as you pull the wire. If yo feel it binding. Pull it back and see what is causing the problem with your splice.

 

On my previous boat, not an Amel. I used a vacuum cleaner to suck a thin line with a few knots in it through the stanchion.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 12:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow nav light re-wiring

 

 

In investigating my starboard nav light failure I've encountered deteriorating wiring. I suspect I will have to remove the pulpit to thread the new wire, but was hoping someone had a miraculous and novel technique for leaving it in place.

Tom Kleman, SV L'ORIENT SM2K 422, Puerto Velero Colombia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow nav light re-wiring

eric freedman
 

Hi Tom,

We have replaced the starboard wire twice and the port one once.

One of the secrets is to use the European round wire vs the USA flat wire.

I am not a fan at the present time to use LED lights as the ones I have seen are not sealed against sea water. So I just used the exact same wire to replace mine.

I used a very strong thin line continuously  taped about 1 foot down the end of the wire.

The rope was entirely covered with electrical tape and I wrapped it so it was pointed where the wire ended and the rope continued. . It was a marlow rope about 1/16 inch or slightly bigger .it comes in a small spool.

 

The second time I replaced the starboard wire, I soldered the ends together and stripped off the jacket of the wire. I then again used  a very small rope tied with a long bowline to the soldered connection. . I used some tape to clean up the configuration ant it worked very well.

 

It is very important to put a lot of dish washing soap on the wire and pull it back and forth to lubricate the openings. If there is a grommet in the stanchion remove it and seal it when done with silicone.

 

If my memory serves me correctly the port light wire runs down the same stanchion and through the same hole in the deck.  In my case the steel imbedded in the fiberglass under the stanchion base expanded due to salt water intrusion.  I cut back the glass remove the rusted plate and replaced the fiberglass. I then fabricated a Stainless steel plate and mounted it on the outside of the fiberglass. There is no more rust and

everything has been good for quite a few years. The only caution is to be gentle as you pull the wire. If yo feel it binding. Pull it back and see what is causing the problem with your splice.

 

On my previous boat, not an Amel. I used a vacuum cleaner to suck a thin line with a few knots in it through the stanchion.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of thomas.kleman
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 12:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow nav light re-wiring

 

 

In investigating my starboard nav light failure I've encountered deteriorating wiring. I suspect I will have to remove the pulpit to thread the new wire, but was hoping someone had a miraculous and novel technique for leaving it in place.

Tom Kleman, SV L'ORIENT SM2K 422, Puerto Velero Colombia


Re: Amel 50

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Mohammad,
We bought the 54 in late 2017, and cruised for 6 months in Greece last summer.  
Much like you, we are very impressed with the boat. The more we learned the more we liked.
Cheers
Dean
SV STELLA
A54-154.  

Departing Preveza in April for Northern Europe. 


Re: Rubber caps for Lofrans [10 Attachments]

svcharisma
 

Gerhard 
If you said already, I don't see it.  Can you tell me where you purchased the new starter switch for your Perkins?  I need a new rubber cap for mine, as well.

Alan, 
sv Charisma
Mango #62


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 50

Mohammad Shirloo
 

HI Dean;

 

Congratulations. You will not be disappointed. We are more impressed with each passing year.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2019 4:44 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 50

 

 

Dean,

 

You  bought a world cruiser. 😁


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Fri, Jan 4, 2019, 16:49 Trifin trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:

 

That’s a great result!!

The boat does look great. We considered it seriously. We visited the first hull in the factory in 2017, but decided we didn’t want to buy a boat so early in the production cycle, and also felt (rightly or wrongly) the 54 was a better world cruiser. The factory visit to see the 50 cemented our decision to buy an Amel. Very impressed.

Dean SV Stella A54-154

X

1


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Galapagos [2 Attachments]

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Porter,
   Those pictures are from 2001, and that's our daughter swimming. She was in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, so, of course, we had to go. What a super time!
   From what I read the government hasn't changed much with "local interpretations" of regulations being highly variable and harbor masters being rather, er, sleepy. We did arrange, with virtually no interest from a harbormaster, a cruisers alert for some fishermen whose engine had died and were drifting toward the Marquesas for a week. It worked and they were rescued. Harbormaster dozed on.
    We also spent a few days anchored by ourselves in Isla Santa Fe, which has no town, but 1000's of Lobos del mare - sea lions, who are too cute and love to buzz you while you snorkel.  Plus a few weeks in other anchorages - beyond description! {Yes, you can wiggle a white tipped reef shark by his tail while he sleeps.)
   Our last stop was the northernmost island - Isla Darwin, with huge schools of hammerhead sharks. Wow!  From Darwin we continued NW to Baja Mexico, which Jimmy Cornell's World Cruising Routes says you can't do. We had two weeks of perfect 24/7 off-wind sailing with the balooner and genoa. Rolled them up together each noon for a swim in cobalt blues seas. 
  The one very positive government action we came across was the confiscation of a Honduran boat that was cutting off shark fins and leaving the sharks to die - to sell the fins to the far east "aphrodisiacs" market - disgusting.
  So don't hesitate to push the boat out a bit on your visit.  Our daughter's advice was, "You're always good for one "lo ciento", although we never had to offer one.
Cheers, Craig SN68 Sangaris


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

Fantastic Tip Craig!
Appreciated! We’ll be headed that way hopefully soon with a new Volvo engine.
I know it was for Heinz, but we’ll tag along!

Thank you

Porter
S/V IBIS
54-152

Excuse the errors.
Sent from my IPhone
Www.fouribis.com

> On Jan 4, 2019, at 12:22 PM, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
>
> Puerto Baquerizo Moreno


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Head sail furling, Heading to S Pacific

karkauai
 

Thanks Miles, so I’m envisioning the line running along the deck and up against the cockpit coaming, rather than thru another block or two that keep it outboard by the rail.  Is that right?

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

On Jan 4, 2019, at 4:01 PM, 'Miles Bidwell' milesbid@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,

 

I will try to draw a sketch.   I recall that I put two blocks on the first or second starboard station base.  The lines then run straight down the deck and attach to the bungee that continues to the big aft cleat.   I found that I had to tie the knot just aft of the forward block on the line that would be running aft as the sail furled so it didn’t run through a block.   I am a bit fuzzy as I last used this about 15 years ago after the motor drive plate came adrift.

 

Carol sends her best and she and I hope to meet Iris someday.

 

Miles

 

s/y Ladybug, sm 216


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bow nav light re-wiring

karkauai
 

Hi Tom,
If you haven’t already, switch to LEDs.  You can use a much smaller wire which will be much easier to run.  Definitely use some kind of lube, it will go much easier. (Soapy water or a wire-pulling lube).  I lost my messenger when pulling the old wires (the wire broke).  I was able to pull it back from the fixture end and threaded a 1/4” steel fishing tape with a little difficulty.  Others suggested using a ferrous nut tied to your messenger and coaxing it along with a strong magnet.  Very cool don’t ya think?  I’ll definitely try that some day.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM243
Ft Lauderdale for a few days.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Galapagos [2 Attachments]

Porter McRoberts
 

Fantastic Tip Craig!
Appreciated! We’ll be headed that way hopefully soon with a new Volvo engine.
I know it was for Heinz, but we’ll tag along!

Thank you

Porter
S/V IBIS
54-152

Excuse the errors.
Sent from my IPhone
Www.fouribis.com

On Jan 4, 2019, at 12:22 PM, sangaris@aol.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Puerto Baquerizo Moreno


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel 50

 

Dean,

You  bought a world cruiser. 😁


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Fri, Jan 4, 2019, 16:49 Trifin trifin@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@... wrote:
 

That’s a great result!!

The boat does look great. We considered it seriously. We visited the first hull in the factory in 2017, but decided we didn’t want to buy a boat so early in the production cycle, and also felt (rightly or wrongly) the 54 was a better world cruiser. The factory visit to see the 50 cemented our decision to buy an Amel. Very impressed.

Dean SV Stella A54-154

X


Re: Amel 50

Dean Gillies
 

That’s a great result!!

The boat does look great. We considered it seriously. We visited the first hull in the factory in 2017, but decided we didn’t want to buy a boat so early in the production cycle, and also felt (rightly or wrongly) the 54 was a better world cruiser. The factory visit to see the 50 cemented our decision to buy an Amel. Very impressed.

Dean
SV Stella
A54-154

Sent from my iPhone X


Re: Head sail furling, Heading to S Pacific

Miles
 

Hi Kent,

 

I will try to draw a sketch.   I recall that I put two blocks on the first or second starboard station base.  The lines then run straight down the deck and attach to the bungee that continues to the big aft cleat.   I found that I had to tie the knot just aft of the forward block on the line that would be running aft as the sail furled so it didn’t run through a block.   I am a bit fuzzy as I last used this about 15 years ago after the motor drive plate came adrift.

 

Carol sends her best and she and I hope to meet Iris someday.

 

Miles

 

s/y Ladybug, sm 216


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: TMD22 Turbo

Steve Harmon <caliber33@...>
 

Thanks Bill, I did buy the CHAR cartridge just under $300.00

On ‎Thursday‎, ‎January‎ ‎3‎, ‎2019‎ ‎02‎:‎21‎:‎20‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EST, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Mark,

It was Mark McGovern who did the research for the TMD 22.

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 Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:27 PM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

 

Good info!!!

 

Does your client have a kit for the Yanmar 4JH4-HTE?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:37 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: TMD22 Turbo

 

 

Steve,

 

Another Amel School client, who, BTW is in the turbo business researched this for a Super Maramu TMD-22 client and reported this information:

 

"Based on that, the best choices for your clients as I see them are:

1.  Buy a new replacement for $1544 ($1844 with a $300 refund when the send back their old turbo): http://www.invasionautoproducts.com/petrtbtu464.html

2.  Get a $350 rebuild:  http://gpopshop.com/services/rebuilding/

If it were me, I would most likely choose #3.  It's basically a brand new turbo for $295 and some elbow grease.  They just need to see if the wastegate works and that there is no damage to the exhaust and compressor housings after removal and cleaning."

 

I believe this is the best information available.

 

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, Jan 2, 2019 at 9:44 PM pandmdegroot@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My TMD22 has a Garrett 466770-0006S turbo on it.  I purchased a new “cartridge”  (compressor/turbine and bearing block) for $300.  I’m waiting for the gaskets to arrive from Volvo, so I can’t tell you if it’s a success or not.  I could not find a complete “rebuild kit” on line anywhere. Feel free to contact me if you would like more supplier details on the cartridge supplier. They are in North Hollywood California.

 

Peter de Groot

La Querida SM207

Moss Landing, CA

15401 - 15420 of 59129