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

eric freedman
 

Hi Kent,

What are you referring to when you mention the companionway door support?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of James Cromie via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2019 2:23 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Water tank overfill, companionway ladder, galley sink drain hose

 

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


 

Re: TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

karkauai
 

Ric! You’re selling Bali Hai?
Will hate to see you go. What are you going to be doing with all that “free” time?

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

On Jun 12, 2019, at 4:58 PM, Ric <ric@...> wrote:

Go ahead and test it. It's best to do this as you enter a narrow harbor. Sea state adds to the "pucker" factor. I did this test once unintentionally.
Bali Hai is for sale
Ric
Bali Hai SN 24
Annapolis
-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 4:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

Ric
Exactly! So once I’ve used 350 litres do I have 10 litres left or 50? It’s the original stick too. So I was just asking other Santorin owners whether they register a 400 reading when the tank is full?

Ian

Ocean Hobo
On 10 Jun 2019, at 21:07, Ric <ric@...> wrote:

Isn't the point to see how empty the tank is? Dipstick works great & a new one can be made.
Still kickin it
Ric
Bali Hai SN24
Annapolis
-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 1:09 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

Craig
My Santorin does not have that line fitted. I will check on the lever on the pump. It sounds like a good idea to fit one and put a dash of red paint on it too.

On another topic - do you still have the fuel dipstick? I can only fill my fuel tank up to the 360 litre mark. I can see the diesel in the neck of the filler pipe so I know it must be full. I just wonder if Henri designed it to have a 40 litre reserve.....

Best wishes. Just out of the Caledonian canal en route to the Baltic. Lots of ran here.

Ian and Linda

Ocean Hobo SN96





Re: Battery temp monitor and alarm

karkauai
 

Thanks everyone.  I ordered the one Gary has..,looks perfect.

Kent
Kristy. SM243
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Jun 12, 2019, at 12:38 PM, Craig Briggs via Groups.Io <sangaris@...> wrote:

Hi Kent,
Check on Amazon - they've got wireless ones with multiple sensors for $15 - $25 ish. 
Craig

Re: TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

Ric <ric@...>
 

Go ahead and test it. It's best to do this as you enter a narrow harbor. Sea state adds to the "pucker" factor. I did this test once unintentionally.
Bali Hai is for sale
Ric
Bali Hai SN 24
Annapolis

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 4:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

Ric
Exactly! So once I’ve used 350 litres do I have 10 litres left or 50? It’s the original stick too. So I was just asking other Santorin owners whether they register a 400 reading when the tank is full?

Ian

Ocean Hobo
On 10 Jun 2019, at 21:07, Ric <ric@...> wrote:

Isn't the point to see how empty the tank is? Dipstick works great & a new one can be made.
Still kickin it
Ric
Bali Hai SN24
Annapolis
-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 1:09 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] TMD22 Emergency Shutoff

Craig
My Santorin does not have that line fitted. I will check on the lever on the pump. It sounds like a good idea to fit one and put a dash of red paint on it too.

On another topic - do you still have the fuel dipstick? I can only fill my fuel tank up to the 360 litre mark. I can see the diesel in the neck of the filler pipe so I know it must be full. I just wonder if Henri designed it to have a 40 litre reserve.....

Best wishes. Just out of the Caledonian canal en route to the Baltic. Lots of ran here.

Ian and Linda

Ocean Hobo SN96





Re: Am I the only one so stupid?

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Hi Oliver,

We have been told to always put the fresh water dipstick down after the tank has been filled.  Should it get damaged or broken entering or leaving the boat it is a very big problem.  No first hand experience but the person that related the information is very knowledgeable concerning Amel's.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

Re: Battery temp monitor and alarm

Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
 

Hi Kent,
Check on Amazon - they've got wireless ones with multiple sensors for $15 - $25 ish. 
Craig

Re: Battery temp monitor and alarm

Gary Wells
 
Edited

..


I put a dual zone Taylor (model is 1442?).

Works fine and the batteries are good for a year or so. 

(Just changed the batteries so it's time to go through the "settings ritual" again :)

Gary 
SM209, Adagio
Maryland, USA

Re: Reya fresh water pump won’t start

eric freedman
 

Kent,

Thanks for the offer.

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of karkauai via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:12 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Reya fresh water pump won’t start

 

Sorry, Eric, they’re already spoken for.

Kent Robertson

S/V Kristy

USA cell: 828-234-6819


On Jun 11, 2019, at 4:15 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Kent,
I would appreciate receiving them.
Where are you located?
Fair Winds,
Eric
SM 376 Kimberlite


On June 11, 2019 at 10:38 AM "karkauai via Groups.Io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

I have two of the original fresh water pumps that I am not using. We have gone to an on-demand pump.  They both functioned last time I tested them, but I don’t know what shape they are in now..  I believe both could be resurrected, or at least be a good source of parts.
if anyone wants them, I’m happy to give them to you for the cost of shipping.

Please contact me privately if you are interested.
Kent & Iris
Kristy SM243
karkauai@...
828-234-6819


 

Re: Standing rigging on 54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

It would be best to make contact soon as Nicky is trying to tie down plane tickets.

Respectfully;


Mohammad Shirloo
323-633-2222 Cell
310-454-3148 Fax

On Jun 11, 2019, at 11:45 PM, CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse@...> wrote:

Mohammad,

Tony Wells said he is interested. I believe he will contact you or Nicky.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:
Hi Bill; i don’t know if I mistyped or if it was Iphone. Nicky.

Nicky is trying to setup to be in Corfu June 24-26 to work on our rig, if any one is in need of any work.

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

On Jun 11, 2019, at 4:08 PM, CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse@...> wrote:


"Nicky" from Malta is what you meant to say. I always recommend Nicky Samut in Malta for any Med rigging issues. I suspect that Nicky has a lot of air miles. During the winter season he will be in Sicily at least 2 weeks working on rigging. He has also upgraded Bamar furlers. And, Nicky is a Yacht School Preferred Vendor, the only rigger in Europe selected as a rigging Preferred Vendor.


Contact: nickysail"at"hotmail.com. BTW, Nicky has sailed/crewed on most all Amel models, including a 64.

Best,

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

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019, 7:44 AM Roque <ediroque@...> wrote:
Mohammad & Aty

I had a few cracked wires at the main too (#117). I reported this fact to ACMO in november 2018. 
  Would you care to tell when you informed ACMO about this failure? Was it last year? 

Thank you for you input. 

Roque
Attika A54 - 117
Santos - Brazil  


Em ter, 11 de jun de 2019 às 07:32, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> escreveu:
Hello Porter;

I hope you guys are doing well and the engine issues are now behind you.

We are replacing all 6 shrouds at the main because ACMO had a crack in one of the original long shrouds that we found in our rig inspection last year.

They did extend a 10% discount because of this so the total shipped to Corfu was 5000 euros.

Off course you only need to upgrade the mid and lower shrouds so your pricing will be less. I did receive a complete quote for all rigging that I will forward to you shortly.

I, like you, try to do everything I can myself, which is about 90%. It’s better to make a mistake and learn while help is available. However, the cruising season in the Med is short so I do elect to use known outside people if necessary so we get to enjoy the season.

The rigging is definitely one of them, at this point, for us. So I’m flying Ricky from Malta to Corfu for 2 days to take care of the shrouds and some lighting and wind cane issues.

Enjoy Tahiti. We chartered there in 2008 and had a great time.


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

> On Jun 10, 2019, at 10:08 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Dear Mohammad and Aty
>
> Would you be willing to let me or us know the cost from ACMO?
> This seems very tempting to do myself?  Then have a rigger double check.  A lot of work, yes but interesting and tempting!
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Porter
>
> S/V IBIS 54-152
> Tahiti.
>
> Excuse the errors.
> Sent from my IPhone
> Www.fouribis.com
>
>> On Jun 6, 2019, at 11:19 PM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks guys, it looks like if I order from ACMO then it is a straight swap. So that is what I will do.
>> I have thought hard about all this and at the end of the day I do not want to have that niggling feeling that my rigging is not up to it on a dark stormy night!
>> Nick
>>> On 7 Jun 2019, at 11:42, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello Nick;
>>>
>>> We are currently going though the same process and we have just released the order to ACMO.
>>>
>>> If ordered from ACMO, you will receive the entire parts required for the upgrade. This includes a “stronger” pin, as ACMO puts it, the turn buckles and threaded eye. I just again reconfirmed this with ACMO. If you look at your connections at the chain plates, the parts have an ACMO stamp on them.
>>>
>>> Therefore according to ACMO, no other parts will be necessary, it is just a matter of removing the existing shrouds and installing new.
>>>
>>> I will provide an update if we find anything that contradicts this during the install.
>>>
>>> Respectfully;
>>>
>>>
>>> Mohammad & Aty
>>> B&B Kokomo
>>> Amel 54 #099
>>>
>>>> On Jun 7, 2019, at 7:27 AM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Further to the news that the Amel 54 should have 12mm aft lowers not 10mm and that the intermediates should be beefed up from 8mm to 10mm. I am now seriously working this out.
>>>> On the face of it I can order the replacement wire and fittings from ACMO in France and have it a week later. What worries me is that the pin sizes will increase (I guess)
>>>> This should be no problem at the bottom where there is a massive chainplate that I could drill out to accept the bigger pins but at the top at the spreader bases it will be tricky.
>>>> Has anyone been there and done this project?
>>>> What about sticking to 8mm and 10 mm but upgrading the wire quality to say Dyform? Dyform offers about 30% more strength than standard 1x19?
>>>> Any experts out there?
>>>> Nick
>>>> S/Y Amelia AML54-019
>>>> Anchored in Kefalonia enjoying easy living after 2000 mile voyage from Canary Islands.
>
>
>
>



Re: Battery temp monitor and alarm

 

I think I bought that one on Amazon for about $20. I is designed for a home. The probe has a wire about 1 meter long. It has an alarm. Shop Amazon and I  sure you'll have several choices. 

Best,

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

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019, 6:16 PM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Bill...guess I should have looked in “the Book” first.
That looks like what I want.  Who makes it?  

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

On Jun 11, 2019, at 6:19 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

I like simple. Here is something that has all the things you want and is simple:
<image.png>

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 5:14 PM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,
I want to add a temp sensor with monitor and alarm to my battery compartment.  My primary charger has a temp sensor, but that doesn’t give a readout or even work at all unless I am using the charger. With charging by a backup charger, Yanmar, and now Solar, none of which have a temp sensor, I want to be able to monitor temp in the battery compartment.  I’ve been searching the net and so far only find monitors that will notify me by cell phone and other heigh-tech solutions.  I just want a simple sensor with a remote monitor that I can set to give an audible alarm if temp exceeds a set value.  Does anyone have something like this?  Can you share what model and where you found it?
thanks in advance
Kent & Iris
Kristy SM243

Re: Battery temp monitor and alarm

karkauai
 

Thanks Bill...guess I should have looked in “the Book” first.
That looks like what I want.  Who makes it?  

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

On Jun 11, 2019, at 6:19 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

I like simple. Here is something that has all the things you want and is simple:
<image.png>

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 5:14 PM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,
I want to add a temp sensor with monitor and alarm to my battery compartment.  My primary charger has a temp sensor, but that doesn’t give a readout or even work at all unless I am using the charger. With charging by a backup charger, Yanmar, and now Solar, none of which have a temp sensor, I want to be able to monitor temp in the battery compartment.  I’ve been searching the net and so far only find monitors that will notify me by cell phone and other heigh-tech solutions.  I just want a simple sensor with a remote monitor that I can set to give an audible alarm if temp exceeds a set value.  Does anyone have something like this?  Can you share what model and where you found it?
thanks in advance
Kent & Iris
Kristy SM243

Re: Reya fresh water pump won’t start

karkauai
 

Sorry, Eric, they’re already spoken for.

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

On Jun 11, 2019, at 4:15 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Kent,
I would appreciate receiving them.
Where are you located?
Fair Winds,
Eric
SM 376 Kimberlite

On June 11, 2019 at 10:38 AM "karkauai via Groups.Io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

I have two of the original fresh water pumps that I am not using. We have gone to an on-demand pump.  They both functioned last time I tested them, but I don’t know what shape they are in now..  I believe both could be resurrected, or at least be a good source of parts.
if anyone wants them, I’m happy to give them to you for the cost of shipping.

Please contact me privately if you are interested.
Kent & Iris
Kristy SM243
karkauai@...
828-234-6819

 

Re: Battery temp monitor and alarm

 

I like simple. Here is something that has all the things you want and is simple:
image.png

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 5:14 PM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,
I want to add a temp sensor with monitor and alarm to my battery compartment.  My primary charger has a temp sensor, but that doesn’t give a readout or even work at all unless I am using the charger. With charging by a backup charger, Yanmar, and now Solar, none of which have a temp sensor, I want to be able to monitor temp in the battery compartment.  I’ve been searching the net and so far only find monitors that will notify me by cell phone and other heigh-tech solutions.  I just want a simple sensor with a remote monitor that I can set to give an audible alarm if temp exceeds a set value.  Does anyone have something like this?  Can you share what model and where you found it?
thanks in advance
Kent & Iris
Kristy SM243

Battery temp monitor and alarm

karkauai
 

Hi All,
I want to add a temp sensor with monitor and alarm to my battery compartment.  My primary charger has a temp sensor, but that doesn’t give a readout or even work at all unless I am using the charger. With charging by a backup charger, Yanmar, and now Solar, none of which have a temp sensor, I want to be able to monitor temp in the battery compartment.  I’ve been searching the net and so far only find monitors that will notify me by cell phone and other heigh-tech solutions.  I just want a simple sensor with a remote monitor that I can set to give an audible alarm if temp exceeds a set value.  Does anyone have something like this?  Can you share what model and where you found it?
thanks in advance
Kent & Iris
Kristy SM243

Re: Standing rigging on 54

 

Mohammad,

Tony Wells said he is interested. I believe he will contact you or Nicky.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:
Hi Bill; i don’t know if I mistyped or if it was Iphone. Nicky.

Nicky is trying to setup to be in Corfu June 24-26 to work on our rig, if any one is in need of any work.

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

On Jun 11, 2019, at 4:08 PM, CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse@...> wrote:


"Nicky" from Malta is what you meant to say. I always recommend Nicky Samut in Malta for any Med rigging issues. I suspect that Nicky has a lot of air miles. During the winter season he will be in Sicily at least 2 weeks working on rigging. He has also upgraded Bamar furlers. And, Nicky is a Yacht School Preferred Vendor, the only rigger in Europe selected as a rigging Preferred Vendor.


Contact: nickysail"at"hotmail.com. BTW, Nicky has sailed/crewed on most all Amel models, including a 64.

Best,

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

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019, 7:44 AM Roque <ediroque@...> wrote:
Mohammad & Aty

I had a few cracked wires at the main too (#117). I reported this fact to ACMO in november 2018. 
  Would you care to tell when you informed ACMO about this failure? Was it last year? 

Thank you for you input. 

Roque
Attika A54 - 117
Santos - Brazil  


Em ter, 11 de jun de 2019 às 07:32, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> escreveu:
Hello Porter;

I hope you guys are doing well and the engine issues are now behind you.

We are replacing all 6 shrouds at the main because ACMO had a crack in one of the original long shrouds that we found in our rig inspection last year.

They did extend a 10% discount because of this so the total shipped to Corfu was 5000 euros.

Off course you only need to upgrade the mid and lower shrouds so your pricing will be less. I did receive a complete quote for all rigging that I will forward to you shortly.

I, like you, try to do everything I can myself, which is about 90%. It’s better to make a mistake and learn while help is available. However, the cruising season in the Med is short so I do elect to use known outside people if necessary so we get to enjoy the season.

The rigging is definitely one of them, at this point, for us. So I’m flying Ricky from Malta to Corfu for 2 days to take care of the shrouds and some lighting and wind cane issues.

Enjoy Tahiti. We chartered there in 2008 and had a great time.


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

> On Jun 10, 2019, at 10:08 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Dear Mohammad and Aty
>
> Would you be willing to let me or us know the cost from ACMO?
> This seems very tempting to do myself?  Then have a rigger double check.  A lot of work, yes but interesting and tempting!
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Porter
>
> S/V IBIS 54-152
> Tahiti.
>
> Excuse the errors.
> Sent from my IPhone
> Www.fouribis.com
>
>> On Jun 6, 2019, at 11:19 PM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks guys, it looks like if I order from ACMO then it is a straight swap. So that is what I will do.
>> I have thought hard about all this and at the end of the day I do not want to have that niggling feeling that my rigging is not up to it on a dark stormy night!
>> Nick
>>> On 7 Jun 2019, at 11:42, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello Nick;
>>>
>>> We are currently going though the same process and we have just released the order to ACMO.
>>>
>>> If ordered from ACMO, you will receive the entire parts required for the upgrade. This includes a “stronger” pin, as ACMO puts it, the turn buckles and threaded eye. I just again reconfirmed this with ACMO. If you look at your connections at the chain plates, the parts have an ACMO stamp on them.
>>>
>>> Therefore according to ACMO, no other parts will be necessary, it is just a matter of removing the existing shrouds and installing new.
>>>
>>> I will provide an update if we find anything that contradicts this during the install.
>>>
>>> Respectfully;
>>>
>>>
>>> Mohammad & Aty
>>> B&B Kokomo
>>> Amel 54 #099
>>>
>>>> On Jun 7, 2019, at 7:27 AM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Further to the news that the Amel 54 should have 12mm aft lowers not 10mm and that the intermediates should be beefed up from 8mm to 10mm. I am now seriously working this out.
>>>> On the face of it I can order the replacement wire and fittings from ACMO in France and have it a week later. What worries me is that the pin sizes will increase (I guess)
>>>> This should be no problem at the bottom where there is a massive chainplate that I could drill out to accept the bigger pins but at the top at the spreader bases it will be tricky.
>>>> Has anyone been there and done this project?
>>>> What about sticking to 8mm and 10 mm but upgrading the wire quality to say Dyform? Dyform offers about 30% more strength than standard 1x19?
>>>> Any experts out there?
>>>> Nick
>>>> S/Y Amelia AML54-019
>>>> Anchored in Kefalonia enjoying easy living after 2000 mile voyage from Canary Islands.
>
>
>
>



Re: Standing rigging on 54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Bill; i don’t know if I mistyped or if it was Iphone. Nicky.

Nicky is trying to setup to be in Corfu June 24-26 to work on our rig, if any one is in need of any work.

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

On Jun 11, 2019, at 4:08 PM, CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse@...> wrote:


"Nicky" from Malta is what you meant to say. I always recommend Nicky Samut in Malta for any Med rigging issues. I suspect that Nicky has a lot of air miles. During the winter season he will be in Sicily at least 2 weeks working on rigging. He has also upgraded Bamar furlers. And, Nicky is a Yacht School Preferred Vendor, the only rigger in Europe selected as a rigging Preferred Vendor.


Contact: nickysail"at"hotmail.com. BTW, Nicky has sailed/crewed on most all Amel models, including a 64.

Best,

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

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019, 7:44 AM Roque <ediroque@...> wrote:
Mohammad & Aty

I had a few cracked wires at the main too (#117). I reported this fact to ACMO in november 2018. 
  Would you care to tell when you informed ACMO about this failure? Was it last year? 

Thank you for you input. 

Roque
Attika A54 - 117
Santos - Brazil  


Em ter, 11 de jun de 2019 às 07:32, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> escreveu:
Hello Porter;

I hope you guys are doing well and the engine issues are now behind you.

We are replacing all 6 shrouds at the main because ACMO had a crack in one of the original long shrouds that we found in our rig inspection last year.

They did extend a 10% discount because of this so the total shipped to Corfu was 5000 euros.

Off course you only need to upgrade the mid and lower shrouds so your pricing will be less. I did receive a complete quote for all rigging that I will forward to you shortly.

I, like you, try to do everything I can myself, which is about 90%. It’s better to make a mistake and learn while help is available. However, the cruising season in the Med is short so I do elect to use known outside people if necessary so we get to enjoy the season.

The rigging is definitely one of them, at this point, for us. So I’m flying Ricky from Malta to Corfu for 2 days to take care of the shrouds and some lighting and wind cane issues.

Enjoy Tahiti. We chartered there in 2008 and had a great time.


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

> On Jun 10, 2019, at 10:08 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> Dear Mohammad and Aty
>
> Would you be willing to let me or us know the cost from ACMO?
> This seems very tempting to do myself?  Then have a rigger double check.  A lot of work, yes but interesting and tempting!
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Porter
>
> S/V IBIS 54-152
> Tahiti.
>
> Excuse the errors.
> Sent from my IPhone
> Www.fouribis.com
>
>> On Jun 6, 2019, at 11:19 PM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks guys, it looks like if I order from ACMO then it is a straight swap. So that is what I will do.
>> I have thought hard about all this and at the end of the day I do not want to have that niggling feeling that my rigging is not up to it on a dark stormy night!
>> Nick
>>> On 7 Jun 2019, at 11:42, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello Nick;
>>>
>>> We are currently going though the same process and we have just released the order to ACMO.
>>>
>>> If ordered from ACMO, you will receive the entire parts required for the upgrade. This includes a “stronger” pin, as ACMO puts it, the turn buckles and threaded eye. I just again reconfirmed this with ACMO. If you look at your connections at the chain plates, the parts have an ACMO stamp on them.
>>>
>>> Therefore according to ACMO, no other parts will be necessary, it is just a matter of removing the existing shrouds and installing new.
>>>
>>> I will provide an update if we find anything that contradicts this during the install.
>>>
>>> Respectfully;
>>>
>>>
>>> Mohammad & Aty
>>> B&B Kokomo
>>> Amel 54 #099
>>>
>>>> On Jun 7, 2019, at 7:27 AM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Further to the news that the Amel 54 should have 12mm aft lowers not 10mm and that the intermediates should be beefed up from 8mm to 10mm. I am now seriously working this out.
>>>> On the face of it I can order the replacement wire and fittings from ACMO in France and have it a week later. What worries me is that the pin sizes will increase (I guess)
>>>> This should be no problem at the bottom where there is a massive chainplate that I could drill out to accept the bigger pins but at the top at the spreader bases it will be tricky.
>>>> Has anyone been there and done this project?
>>>> What about sticking to 8mm and 10 mm but upgrading the wire quality to say Dyform? Dyform offers about 30% more strength than standard 1x19?
>>>> Any experts out there?
>>>> Nick
>>>> S/Y Amelia AML54-019
>>>> Anchored in Kefalonia enjoying easy living after 2000 mile voyage from Canary Islands.
>
>
>
>



Re: Reya fresh water pump won’t start

eric freedman
 

Hi Kent,
I would appreciate receiving them.
Where are you located?
Fair Winds,
Eric
SM 376 Kimberlite

On June 11, 2019 at 10:38 AM "karkauai via Groups.Io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

I have two of the original fresh water pumps that I am not using. We have gone to an on-demand pump.  They both functioned last time I tested them, but I don’t know what shape they are in now..  I believe both could be resurrected, or at least be a good source of parts.
if anyone wants them, I’m happy to give them to you for the cost of shipping.

Please contact me privately if you are interested.
Kent & Iris
Kristy SM243
karkauai@...
828-234-6819

 

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

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

If I am not mistaken, some solar and windregulators need to be permanent connected to the batterie BEFORE any power is applied from pannel or windgen.
If batterie is disconnected it will destroy the regulators. 
So read manuals on which side of the switch the regulator has to be connected. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica 54#39
Faro Portugal 

On Sun, May 26, 2019, 21:23 SY STELLA <stella@...> wrote:
Another important point to note is that Solar regulators should preferably be connected to the ‘panel side’ of the battery isolator switches.  (For the same reasons).  However, this means that battery isolator switches must be left on when solar charging is wanted, eg during wintering. For this reason, I suspect many folks will connect the solar regulator to the battery side. Noting of course that the solar system should always incorporate breakers on the panel and battery side of the regulator.
All interesting issues to consider when briefing crew etc.
Dean

Re: Am I the only one so stupid?

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hi,

After getting bored to set alarms for refill we placed a magnet into the rod and two reed switches in the scale, connected to our board controller.
By that we get an alarm at refill close to overflow and an alarm when closing low level. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39
Position Faro Portugal

On Tue, May 28, 2019, 13:48 ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
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: Reya fresh water pump won’t start

karkauai
 

I have two of the original fresh water pumps that I am not using. We have gone to an on-demand pump.  They both functioned last time I tested them, but I don’t know what shape they are in now..  I believe both could be resurrected, or at least be a good source of parts.
if anyone wants them, I’m happy to give them to you for the cost of shipping.

Please contact me privately if you are interested.
Kent & Iris
Kristy SM243
karkauai@...
828-234-6819