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Re: Genoa Fair Leads

 

Mark,

I had my eagle eye on it.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 4:39 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Thanks Bill. It was hard to tell in the vid.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:48 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Genoa Fair Leads

 

It was the middle one that he yanked out.

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

Image removed by sender.

 

 

On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 2:43 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Ken,

Was the mainsheet on the boom rigged correctly to start with? It is hard to tell on the video but it looks as though it was the forward thingy under the boom that broke. We were warned when we purchased Cream Puff that only the middle under-the-boom-thingy was designed to take the loads required.


Nice video!


With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Panama
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:11 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Genoa Fair Leads

Hello,

I had to do this, and filmed it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_XB5qfptqQ

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262


On 5/25/19, Capt. Steve Bode <whatsup@...> wrote:
> Hey, Group.
>
> What's the latest best answer on replacing the Genoa Fair Leads? My springs
> are broken, one wheel is chipped. Tried taking it apart, but can't figure
> out how to get the pin out of the center once the eye bolts are removed. Is
> that center bar screwed in? At $750 a piece online, I'm not jazzed about
> replacing the whole car.
> Replacement car without extra hardware needed to adapt to Amel lead system:
> https://allpa-marine.com/antal-aluminum-stainless-steel-genua-maxi-car-40x8-with-sliding-inserts-172x60x166mm-lxwxh-weight-1-94kg-swl-safe-working-load-4800kg.html
>
> Tags: Genoa Fair Lead, Genoa Track, Jib Car Lead, Jib fairlead, Genoa
> Fairlead, Foresail Track
>
>
> *Steve Bode, Captain of Sailing Vessel Intention*
> Currently Drydocked at ANT Yat Servis
> Bodrum Marina Teknik Servisler
> Neyzen Tevfik Cad. No. 5
> 48400 Bodrum, Mulga, Turkiye
>
> Amel Super Maramu #117 (1994)
> svIntention.com <http://svintention.com/> Facebook.com/svIntention
> <http://facebook.com/svIntention> YouTube.com/SailingVesselIntention
> <http://youtube.com/SailingVesselIntention>
> +1 415-710-6659 voice/text/whatsapp
>
>
>
>






Re: Genoa Fair Leads

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks Bill. It was hard to tell in the vid.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:48 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Genoa Fair Leads

 

It was the middle one that he yanked out.

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

Image removed by sender.

 

 

On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 2:43 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Ken,

Was the mainsheet on the boom rigged correctly to start with? It is hard to tell on the video but it looks as though it was the forward thingy under the boom that broke. We were warned when we purchased Cream Puff that only the middle under-the-boom-thingy was designed to take the loads required.


Nice video!


With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Panama
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:11 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Genoa Fair Leads

Hello,

I had to do this, and filmed it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_XB5qfptqQ

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262


On 5/25/19, Capt. Steve Bode <whatsup@...> wrote:
> Hey, Group.
>
> What's the latest best answer on replacing the Genoa Fair Leads? My springs
> are broken, one wheel is chipped. Tried taking it apart, but can't figure
> out how to get the pin out of the center once the eye bolts are removed. Is
> that center bar screwed in? At $750 a piece online, I'm not jazzed about
> replacing the whole car.
> Replacement car without extra hardware needed to adapt to Amel lead system:
> https://allpa-marine.com/antal-aluminum-stainless-steel-genua-maxi-car-40x8-with-sliding-inserts-172x60x166mm-lxwxh-weight-1-94kg-swl-safe-working-load-4800kg.html
>
> Tags: Genoa Fair Lead, Genoa Track, Jib Car Lead, Jib fairlead, Genoa
> Fairlead, Foresail Track
>
>
> *Steve Bode, Captain of Sailing Vessel Intention*
> Currently Drydocked at ANT Yat Servis
> Bodrum Marina Teknik Servisler
> Neyzen Tevfik Cad. No. 5
> 48400 Bodrum, Mulga, Turkiye
>
> Amel Super Maramu #117 (1994)
> svIntention.com <http://svintention.com/> Facebook.com/svIntention
> <http://facebook.com/svIntention> YouTube.com/SailingVesselIntention
> <http://youtube.com/SailingVesselIntention>
> +1 415-710-6659 voice/text/whatsapp
>
>
>
>






Re: Genoa Fair Leads

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

I had to re-rig it after I pulled the main connection point out of the
boom. Sailed from from the Marquises to Tahiti like shown at the
start of the video. If you look closely you can see where it should
be connected. Now it's back to the same spot, better than original.

Ken

On 5/29/19, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
Hi Ken,

Was the mainsheet on the boom rigged correctly to start with? It is hard to
tell on the video but it looks as though it was the forward thingy under the
boom that broke. We were warned when we purchased Cream Puff that only the
middle under-the-boom-thingy was designed to take the loads required.


Nice video!


With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Panama
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:11 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Genoa Fair Leads

Hello,

I had to do this, and filmed it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_XB5qfptqQ

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262


On 5/25/19, Capt. Steve Bode <@SVIntention> wrote:
Hey, Group.

What's the latest best answer on replacing the Genoa Fair Leads? My
springs
are broken, one wheel is chipped. Tried taking it apart, but can't figure
out how to get the pin out of the center once the eye bolts are removed.
Is
that center bar screwed in? At $750 a piece online, I'm not jazzed about
replacing the whole car.
Replacement car without extra hardware needed to adapt to Amel lead
system:
https://allpa-marine.com/antal-aluminum-stainless-steel-genua-maxi-car-40x8-with-sliding-inserts-172x60x166mm-lxwxh-weight-1-94kg-swl-safe-working-load-4800kg.html

Tags: Genoa Fair Lead, Genoa Track, Jib Car Lead, Jib fairlead, Genoa
Fairlead, Foresail Track


*Steve Bode, Captain of Sailing Vessel Intention*
Currently Drydocked at ANT Yat Servis
Bodrum Marina Teknik Servisler
Neyzen Tevfik Cad. No. 5
48400 Bodrum, Mulga, Turkiye

Amel Super Maramu #117 (1994)
svIntention.com <http://svintention.com/> Facebook.com/svIntention
<http://facebook.com/svIntention> YouTube.com/SailingVesselIntention
<http://youtube.com/SailingVesselIntention>
+1 415-710-6659 voice/text/whatsapp









Re: supplemental downwind sailing configuration for Super Maramu

Paul Osterberg
 

I have thought of buying a Code Zero or general purpose genacker on a furler, Not to substitute the Baloner concept, which I think is superior down wind system for a smal crew, we run the twin head sail i.e. balooner for about a week on our Atlantic crossing east to west. We were lucky only a few squalls, but easy for one person to furl the twin head sail and unfurl when the squall is gone.  We think it is possible to run the twin head sail about +/-25 degree of dead down wind. But when light apparent wind from 90 to 145 degree I think a Code Zero on a furler would be an option, I would prefer to have it on a bow sprit to get it forward of the pulpit and a bit larger, but it will be a solution making big holes in my pocket. During This season, it is only on our voyage between Bahamas and Bermuda we missed such sail, but as we plan to go to the Pacific I think we might have more us of it there.
Paul on SY Kerpa AM#259 Bermuda
 


locked Re: AMEL 55

Joerg Esdorn
 

No Bill.  Fortunately not.  And i haven’t hit the sheet for a while. 😎


Top Swivel head sail

Paul Osterberg
 

I just got my new head swivel from Amel and that raise two questions
1. There are no threaded holes ro attache the stainless steal plate with the balloner locking and release mechanism. Is it supposed to sit there by just tension or should I drill hole and fasten it with bolt and nut?
2. The stainless steel busing holding the top shackle for thee halyard is just easily pushed in position, I guess some glue to hold it in place would be appropriate? Any suggestions?
I attache some pictures to illustrate the questions

Paul on SY Kerpa AM#259
Currently i Bermuda repairing things and waiting for a weather window to The Azores


locked Re: AMEL 55

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Nick,

I am weighing in on this from a position of real experience. My background is racing yachts (albeit local, not international, but both coastal and offshore, around and out of New Zealand with all its wild water) The IOR designs with tucked in sterns were not designed like that for sailing characteristics but to beat a rating rule. (ie to get a good handicap) and good hull form was penalised however hard that may be to understand,

So the hull form was "artificial" and if they were driven hard off the wind wild broaching was common. HOWEVER the tucked in stern on the SM is on a hull with an overall good design. Ocean Pearl has carried us across the biggest ocean and downwind in big seas and gale force winds. NEVER has there been a control problem, ALWAYS the auto helm was able to keep perfect control. I did not buy her with any preconceived idea of how she would handle these conditions  but have quickly come to admire the design. I have never sailed a 54 or a 55 but would be very surprised if they were any different. One caveat to these comments: sensible choice of sail, both amount and configuration is needed on any yacht.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 29 May 2019 at 02:53 "ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io" <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

I take issue with the comment about wide sterns in following seas. Actually a wide stern is what you want on a run or broad. It is called “powerful quarters”. The pinched in stern of IOR vintage might look pretty and offer a nice  clean run in light airs but will not help steering or give sail carrying ability off the wind. It might be a bit sticky in light air due to something called the “prismatic coefficient” but that is all a bit technical.
Nick on Amelia closing in with the south tip of Sardinia, to lick our wounds after a lumpy sail from Menorca. Initially 35kn true on the quarter ending with 12 kn dead astern with a sloppy beam swell left over. Thank goodness for her hind quarters...
AML54-019

 

On 27 May 2019, at 16:40, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io < jhe1313@...> wrote:

Not true.  I’m just tall enough to bang into the mizzen   sheet - usually with speed.  Still looking to buy your ingenious gas valve ....


 


 


Re: Genoa Fair Leads

 

It was the middle one that he yanked out.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 2:43 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
Hi Ken,

Was the mainsheet on the boom rigged correctly to start with? It is hard to tell on the video but it looks as though it was the forward thingy under the boom that broke. We were warned when we purchased Cream Puff that only the middle under-the-boom-thingy was designed to take the loads required.


Nice video!


With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Panama
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:11 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Genoa Fair Leads

Hello,

I had to do this, and filmed it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_XB5qfptqQ

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262


On 5/25/19, Capt. Steve Bode <whatsup@...> wrote:
> Hey, Group.
>
> What's the latest best answer on replacing the Genoa Fair Leads? My springs
> are broken, one wheel is chipped. Tried taking it apart, but can't figure
> out how to get the pin out of the center once the eye bolts are removed. Is
> that center bar screwed in? At $750 a piece online, I'm not jazzed about
> replacing the whole car.
> Replacement car without extra hardware needed to adapt to Amel lead system:
> https://allpa-marine.com/antal-aluminum-stainless-steel-genua-maxi-car-40x8-with-sliding-inserts-172x60x166mm-lxwxh-weight-1-94kg-swl-safe-working-load-4800kg.html
>
> Tags: Genoa Fair Lead, Genoa Track, Jib Car Lead, Jib fairlead, Genoa
> Fairlead, Foresail Track
>
>
> *Steve Bode, Captain of Sailing Vessel Intention*
> Currently Drydocked at ANT Yat Servis
> Bodrum Marina Teknik Servisler
> Neyzen Tevfik Cad. No. 5
> 48400 Bodrum, Mulga, Turkiye
>
> Amel Super Maramu #117 (1994)
> svIntention.com <http://svintention.com/> Facebook.com/svIntention
> <http://facebook.com/svIntention> YouTube.com/SailingVesselIntention
> <http://youtube.com/SailingVesselIntention>
> +1 415-710-6659 voice/text/whatsapp
>
>
>
>







Re: Genoa Fair Leads

 

Now you know what the 2 short pieces (about 6") of boom track are for.😀

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 2:10 PM Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
Hello,

I had to do this, and filmed it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_XB5qfptqQ

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262


On 5/25/19, Capt. Steve Bode <whatsup@...> wrote:
> Hey, Group.
>
> What's the latest best answer on replacing the Genoa Fair Leads? My springs
> are broken, one wheel is chipped. Tried taking it apart, but can't figure
> out how to get the pin out of the center once the eye bolts are removed. Is
> that center bar screwed in? At $750 a piece online, I'm not jazzed about
> replacing the whole car.
> Replacement car without extra hardware needed to adapt to Amel lead system:
> https://allpa-marine.com/antal-aluminum-stainless-steel-genua-maxi-car-40x8-with-sliding-inserts-172x60x166mm-lxwxh-weight-1-94kg-swl-safe-working-load-4800kg.html
>
> Tags: Genoa Fair Lead, Genoa Track, Jib Car Lead, Jib fairlead, Genoa
> Fairlead, Foresail Track
>
>
> *Steve Bode, Captain of Sailing Vessel Intention*
> Currently Drydocked at ANT Yat Servis
> Bodrum Marina Teknik Servisler
> Neyzen Tevfik Cad. No. 5
> 48400 Bodrum, Mulga, Turkiye
>
> Amel Super Maramu #117 (1994)
> svIntention.com <http://svintention.com/> Facebook.com/svIntention
> <http://facebook.com/svIntention> YouTube.com/SailingVesselIntention
> <http://youtube.com/SailingVesselIntention>
> +1 415-710-6659 voice/text/whatsapp
>
>
>
>




Re: Genoa Fair Leads

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Ken,

Was the mainsheet on the boom rigged correctly to start with? It is hard to tell on the video but it looks as though it was the forward thingy under the boom that broke. We were warned when we purchased Cream Puff that only the middle under-the-boom-thingy was designed to take the loads required.


Nice video!


With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Panama
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 3:11 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Genoa Fair Leads

Hello,

I had to do this, and filmed it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_XB5qfptqQ

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262


On 5/25/19, Capt. Steve Bode <@SVIntention> wrote:
Hey, Group.

What's the latest best answer on replacing the Genoa Fair Leads? My springs
are broken, one wheel is chipped. Tried taking it apart, but can't figure
out how to get the pin out of the center once the eye bolts are removed. Is
that center bar screwed in? At $750 a piece online, I'm not jazzed about
replacing the whole car.
Replacement car without extra hardware needed to adapt to Amel lead system:
https://allpa-marine.com/antal-aluminum-stainless-steel-genua-maxi-car-40x8-with-sliding-inserts-172x60x166mm-lxwxh-weight-1-94kg-swl-safe-working-load-4800kg.html

Tags: Genoa Fair Lead, Genoa Track, Jib Car Lead, Jib fairlead, Genoa
Fairlead, Foresail Track


*Steve Bode, Captain of Sailing Vessel Intention*
Currently Drydocked at ANT Yat Servis
Bodrum Marina Teknik Servisler
Neyzen Tevfik Cad. No. 5
48400 Bodrum, Mulga, Turkiye

Amel Super Maramu #117 (1994)
svIntention.com <http://svintention.com/> Facebook.com/svIntention
<http://facebook.com/svIntention> YouTube.com/SailingVesselIntention
<http://youtube.com/SailingVesselIntention>
+1 415-710-6659 voice/text/whatsapp




Re: Genoa Fair Leads

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Hello,

I had to do this, and filmed it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_XB5qfptqQ

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262

On 5/25/19, Capt. Steve Bode <@SVIntention> wrote:
Hey, Group.

What's the latest best answer on replacing the Genoa Fair Leads? My springs
are broken, one wheel is chipped. Tried taking it apart, but can't figure
out how to get the pin out of the center once the eye bolts are removed. Is
that center bar screwed in? At $750 a piece online, I'm not jazzed about
replacing the whole car.
Replacement car without extra hardware needed to adapt to Amel lead system:
https://allpa-marine.com/antal-aluminum-stainless-steel-genua-maxi-car-40x8-with-sliding-inserts-172x60x166mm-lxwxh-weight-1-94kg-swl-safe-working-load-4800kg.html

Tags: Genoa Fair Lead, Genoa Track, Jib Car Lead, Jib fairlead, Genoa
Fairlead, Foresail Track


*Steve Bode, Captain of Sailing Vessel Intention*
Currently Drydocked at ANT Yat Servis
Bodrum Marina Teknik Servisler
Neyzen Tevfik Cad. No. 5
48400 Bodrum, Mulga, Turkiye

Amel Super Maramu #117 (1994)
svIntention.com <http://svintention.com/> Facebook.com/svIntention
<http://facebook.com/svIntention> YouTube.com/SailingVesselIntention
<http://youtube.com/SailingVesselIntention>
+1 415-710-6659 voice/text/whatsapp




Re: Watermaker

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Ian and Judy,

 

The tap is available in most hardware stores for under $5

 

watermaker tap 2.jpg

 

watermaker tap 1.jpg

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:21 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Watermaker

 

Hi all,

 

 We have the 60 lph Dessalator which has nearly 3,200 hours on it in 19 years. Really pleased with its performance.

 However, one weakness is the chrome tap on the control board, because its cock depends on a rubber washer which perishes too easily and I haven't found a way to replace the washer so have had to buy new taps from Dessalator. I think we are now on our fourth.

 

 We use the tap regularly  to test the quality of the water with a handheld gadget.

 

What has now happened is that the pipe to the tap has become blocked, so that even with a new tap fitted no water comes out when the tap is opened.

 

When you switch off the w/m , if you leave the tap open you will hear a sucking noise as air is sucked into the tap.  I think what must have happened is that when the last washer perished a piece of the washer broke off and was sucked into the pipe and now blocks is.

 

I have tried blowing and sucking but to no avail. The next step would be to insert a wire very gently to see if I can dislodge the obstruction, but I am reluctant to do this is there is a safer way.

 

Has anyone else had this problem ? Any solutions ?

 

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Lavrion, Greece


supplemental downwind sailing configuration for Super Maramu

James Cromie
 

Hello Super Maramu owners - 
I would like to take a poll of the group regarding preferred downwind sailing configurations:  those who use asymmetrical spinnakers versus the twin headsails, versus some other option such as a Parasailor.  
How does the performance of the these compare for light and moderate wind? 
A parasail is probably out of my price range, but what are the opinions of those who use it? 

Does anyone use a spinnaker on a top-down furler rather than with a sock?   

For an asymmetric spinnaker, I see the standard size is 115m^2.  Is this the size used by others on the forum? 

I would like to have a back up for the twin headsails in case of a sail or system failure.  
The most economical option is to have a spare ballooner.  However, a top-down furling spinnaker seems like an attractive and convenient option for short-hand deployment and dousing (particularly when sailing for many days at a time).

Many thanks,
James


Watermaker

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi all,

 We have the 60 lph Dessalator which has nearly 3,200 hours on it in 19 years. Really pleased with its performance.
 However, one weakness is the chrome tap on the control board, because its cock depends on a rubber washer which perishes too easily and I haven't found a way to replace the washer so have had to buy new taps from Dessalator. I think we are now on our fourth.

 We use the tap regularly  to test the quality of the water with a handheld gadget.

What has now happened is that the pipe to the tap has become blocked, so that even with a new tap fitted no water comes out when the tap is opened.

When you switch off the w/m , if you leave the tap open you will hear a sucking noise as air is sucked into the tap.  I think what must have happened is that when the last washer perished a piece of the washer broke off and was sucked into the pipe and now blocks is.

I have tried blowing and sucking but to no avail. The next step would be to insert a wire very gently to see if I can dislodge the obstruction, but I am reluctant to do this is there is a safer way.

Has anyone else had this problem ? Any solutions ?

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Lavrion, Greece


locked Re: AMEL 55

ngtnewington Newington
 

I take issue with the comment about wide sterns in following seas. Actually a wide stern is what you want on a run or broad. It is called “powerful quarters”. The pinched in stern of IOR vintage might look pretty and offer a nice  clean run in light airs but will not help steering or give sail carrying ability off the wind. It might be a bit sticky in light air due to something called the “prismatic coefficient” but that is all a bit technical.
Nick on Amelia closing in with the south tip of Sardinia, to lick our wounds after a lumpy sail from Menorca. Initially 35kn true on the quarter ending with 12 kn dead astern with a sloppy beam swell left over. Thank goodness for her hind quarters...
AML54-019


On 27 May 2019, at 16:40, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:

Not true.  I’m just tall enough to bang into the mizzen   sheet - usually with speed.  Still looking to buy your ingenious gas valve ....


Re: Vetus Flexi coupling

Craig Briggs
 

Paul, I'd add to Danny's advice and suggest you also use Nyloc nuts and/or red Locktite.
Craig


locked Re: AMEL 55

 

Bob,

"...rusted on SM owners..."???

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Yacht School - Supporting Amel Owners
www.YachtSchool.us
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Mon, May 27, 2019, 11:07 PM Bob Grey via Groups.Io <renaissanceiii=yahoo.com.au@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Lindy and John, I have owned my 55 for more than 4 years and 15000NM, I regularly sail Bass Strait, have crossed the Tasman and made the winter run to Far North Queensland, 3 times, I have not been disappointed once in those years. You will not be disappointed in the 55, there are 3 now in Australia, all should be at Hamilton Is regatta in 3 months.

Don’t listen to rusted on SM owners, all Amels are fantastic boats and have different sea characteristics, I personally like being able to sail to windward which is harder in the earlier boats and higher speeds at all points of the compass. 

The cabins are lighter and bigger and I have never thought there wasn’t enough storage.

Bob Grey
Renaissance III 
AMEL 55 #25




On Thursday, May 23, 2019, 10:55, Lindy & John Corrie <lindy.corrie@...> wrote:

we are considering purchasing an Amel 55 in Europe and would be very interested in feedback from owners. Our plan is to live onboard for extended periods & sail the boat back to Australia.
good & bad info is most welcome
thanks in advance 
Lindy


Re: Am I the only one so stupid?

ngtnewington Newington
 

Been there done that.
Nick
Amelia approaching south tip of  Sardinia. 
AML55-019


On 27 May 2019, at 00:16, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

We are also members of this club. We now set a timer when filling the water tank to remind us to check the progress. It is amazing how many times the timer goes off and we both suddenly sit up because we forgot the water is running.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Panama

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2019 5:34 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Am I the only one so stupid?

 

All,

Our 54 has a major design flaw. Or it’s not protected against stupidity, take your pick.
Anyway I managed for the third time now to overflow the fresh water tank while refilling. The problem is that the water does not simply overflows through the filler cap. Instead it gushes out of the level meter pipe next to the companionway right into the main saloon bilge that has no drain. Oops.
Anyone else has the same problem?

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121 


Re: Important - Amel 54 and any Electrical Emergency #IMPORTANT

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Arno,
You are quite correct. The schematics are inconsistent, and as you say the “General Overview” and “24V Circuit” don’t agree in a few areas, however they do both show the 24V alternator on the panel side of the isolator switches, which was Bill’s particular area of concern.

The obvious errors I can see are:

1. The 220V charging is shown as connected directly to the batteries on the Circuit page, but is shown on the other side of the isolator switches on the Overview page. Which is correct?

2. The main engine and generator starters are both shown on the 24v circuit in the Circuit page, I’m sure these operate from the 12v batteries as shown on the Overview page.

There are likely to be some other errors too. I have learned over the years to be wary of boat documentation and Amel documentation seems no different. 

Attached are the two pages for reference.

Cheers
Dean


Re: Water tank overfill, companionway ladder, galley sink drain hose

karkauai
 

Thank you James and Bill.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

 If it’s necessary to remove companionway ladder, does anyone know how to do that?

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

On May 27, 2019, at 2:23 PM, James Cromie via Groups.Io <jamescromie@...> wrote:

Kent - 
I don’t know about your first qusetion…

Re. rotted companion way door support:  Mine was also rotten, and I didn’t know where it was until I took the companion way sliding door out of its track entirely.  I then fished out the rotten wood from the bottom of the companionway box with long graspers.  If you have a friend who does laparoscopic surgery, you can get a disposable pair of long laparoscopic graspers.  I find such an instrument incredibly useful on a regular basis for fishing parts out of deep crevices.  In this case, no need to take apart the steps.   I’m sure you could find some cheap graspers on ebay. 
I flushed out the box to ensure that there was no residual debris to prevent it from draining to the gray water sump.  

I fashioned a new support board out of marine plywood, which must be installed with the door installed back in the tracks (but clamped in an elevated position). 

Re. kinked reinforced hose:  I agree that the hose will be permanently kinked, and best to simply replace it if it is old in any case.    I ended up replacing the hoses under my galley sink - mostly because I noticed an odor emanating from that vicinity.  I’m glad I took it all apart, because it had probably not been cleaned out since it was installed 17 years ago.  Eliminating the foul black buildup in the galley plumbing resolved the smell issue. 

While I was at it, it was a perfect opportunity to install a removable faucet head at the galley sink.  Much easier to wash big pots now.

-James
Soteria
SM2K 347


On May 27, 2019, at 1:49 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

My experience is that once that reinforced hose is bent, it is bent.

I am watching here for some other reply.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 11:21 AM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I like the idea of an alarm on the float gauge!

I noticed that the last time I collected desalinated water in the bilge, I had stopped making water when it was reading 900 L on the gauge.  No water showed up until we were heeled over in a 6 ft sea.

When I clean the tanks again, I will watch the level as the gauge gets closer to full.  If it is inaccurate, how would you recalibrate it?  Can it be accessed without tearing the cabinetry and/or tank apart?

Also, the support for the companionway door has rotted and fallen down below the ladder.  Has anyone disassembled or removed the ladder?  Any advice?

Finally, there is quite a kink in the drain hose from the galley sink.  It hasn’t caused a problem, but I want to get it repositioned without the kink..  any advice here?  Is that the original hose?


Thanks,

Kent & Iris
S/V Kristy
karkauai@...
USA cell: 828-234-6819