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Re: Bimini Twist Lock Fastener

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

If you are in the US www.sailrite.com

If delivery to the rest of the world freight and VAT will be added.

Regards
Ann-Sofie S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998


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23 nov. 2019 kl. 09:39 skrev Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...>:


Re: Heaving-to experiences/advice, and Jordan series drogue use

Alexander Hofmann
 

Hi Kent,
thanks for your advice.
What Eric on Kimberlite reports is really impressive - and completely in line with what I have heard from other sailors with gale / storm / hurricane experiences. 
What our Amel's do stand and perform in heaving-to is already more than amazing, but the Jordan Sea Drogue is 'the saviour'.
I have decided now finally to install one. 
For questions of the bridle (I have a bring at the Stern for solar / wind turbines / dinghy) and retrieval and where to buy I will contact Eric directly. 
Once again thanks a lot and happy saling with JSD onboard without taking her out!
Alexander
SY Oceanica I, Amel54 #156


Re: Bimini Twist Lock Fastener

Gerhard Mueller
 


Bimini Twist Lock Fastener

Paul Stascavage
 

Good day to all.

Has anyone located a source for the Twist Lock Fasteners that are mounted on the hard dodger for locking down the bimini side curtains and the tonneau cover?

I can only find ones whose center hole to center hole measurement for the mounting screws, is either larger or smaller than the 20mm ones that we have on our boat.

Please see the photos below.



All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently Exploring Brunswick, GA

www.RitaKathryn.com


Re: Supermaramu wire sizes?

 

Dan,

I am sure that you know this: In Europe the wire is sized in square mm. 

You might want to measure the diameter of the existing wire, calculate the area of the cross-section in square mm, then if you need AWG, use an online conversation chart to get to AWG. Here is one: 

Best,

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


On Fri, Nov 22, 2019, 5:32 PM Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:
Hello SM owners,

Does anyone know the original
wire sizes for the following:
1) 100 amp charger to battery switch
2) 30 amp charger to battery switch
3) Battery switch to bow thruster

The wiring does not appear to be labeled. And I'm not a good judge by eye.

I'm in Panama right now trying to search the forum from my phone with my cell connection isn't working for me.

Thanks and regards, Daniel Carlson on SM #387, sv BeBe


Supermaramu wire sizes?

Dan Carlson
 

Hello SM owners,

Does anyone know the original
wire sizes for the following:
1) 100 amp charger to battery switch
2) 30 amp charger to battery switch
3) Battery switch to bow thruster

The wiring does not appear to be labeled. And I'm not a good judge by eye.

I'm in Panama right now trying to search the forum from my phone with my cell connection isn't working for me.

Thanks and regards, Daniel Carlson on SM #387, sv BeBe


Re: Heaving-to experiences/advice, and Jordan series drogue use

karkauai
 

Alexander, search this forum for Jordan Drogue and you will find detailed post from Eric on Kimberlite about using one in hurricane conditions.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Nov 22, 2019, at 6:39 AM, Alexander Hofmann <DACJ@...> wrote:

Thanks Alan, Miles,
I am happy to learn from your experiences in heaing-to with the staysail and the mizzen. I did not use the mizzen yet for that, and it is just very logic that you can balance the Amel ketches with both sails in a heaving-to situation.
Many long distance sailors, also singled-handed ones, report excellent experiences in really rough seas, even far upon 50 kts, with the Jordan sea drogue. Some spak About life saving. I plan to install one. Does anybody have experiences with the Jordan Sea Drogue on an Amel ketch? How does it perform? How do you retrieve it?
Thanks, happy to hear from you.
Alexander
SY Oceanica I, Amel54 #156


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

Kurt Wetzel
 

On Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 02:45 PM, Willem Kroes wrote:

Van: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Verzonden: zaterdag 1 december 2018 12:10
Aan: amelyachtowners@...
Onderwerp: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bonfiglioli Main Furler Schematic

 

 

you can get the original Bonfiglioli gears for about 86 Euros from Sotek - sales@... - talk to Daria, she speaks english - you will have to ask for BONTVF44A100P63B1
4B3
RIDUTTORE VF 44 A-100 P63 B14 B3. version "P"!!!!!

fair winds
Robin

Amel 54 #54
Carré d’As
Mallorca/Spain


Re: Heaving-to experiences/advice, and Jordan series drogue use

Alexander Hofmann
 

Thanks Alan, Miles,
I am happy to learn from your experiences in heaing-to with the staysail and the mizzen. I did not use the mizzen yet for that, and it is just very logic that you can balance the Amel ketches with both sails in a heaving-to situation.
Many long distance sailors, also singled-handed ones, report excellent experiences in really rough seas, even far upon 50 kts, with the Jordan sea drogue. Some spak About life saving. I plan to install one. Does anybody have experiences with the Jordan Sea Drogue on an Amel ketch? How does it perform? How do you retrieve it?
Thanks, happy to hear from you.
Alexander
SY Oceanica I, Amel54 #156


Re: Heaving-to experiences/advice, and Jordan series drogue use

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Miles,
Next time we're in over 50 knots, I'll duck down and have a look at that....  Seriously,  I will 
Thanks 
Cheers 
Alan Elyse SM 437


Re: Heaving-to experiences/advice, and Jordan series drogue use

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

Jes but will i know when it is more then 50 kn ???

Best Elja
SM Balu 222


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Re: Yanmar 4jh3-hte overheat

Arnold Mente
 

Hi Duane,

when you install 2 of them you can also save the genset!! With this instrument the water pump belt, impeller, seawater filter and closed seacock are under control!!

Arnold
SY Zephyr
SM203


Am 20.11.2019 um 14:51 schrieb Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk@...>:

Hi Mark,

The overheat was solved by a new impeller.  I am going to install the exhaust hose alarm you recommended, thanks for that!

Duane



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SY Zephyr SM203


Re: Yanmar 4jh3-hte overheat

Duane Siegfri
 

Hi Mark,

The overheat was solved by a new impeller.  I am going to install the exhaust hose alarm you recommended, thanks for that!

Duane


Re: Heaving-to experiences/advice, and Jordan series drogue use

Miles
 

Hi Alan,

 

Your B&G has a digital meter readout over the cart table that reads whatever speed the wind is.   

 

Regards,

 

Miles  s/y Ladybug, sm216  in Le Marin, Martinique


Re: Victron Quattro charger/inverter installation

Scott SV Tengah
 

Apologies for the late response - we were doing the Chesapeake-Caribbean passage. Now here in Marigot Bay with two other 54s! It was getting a bit too cold on the US East Coast!

 

I can explain what was done conceptually but 220v frightens me, so I had the electrician do the actual wiring.

 

The Amel transfer switch is bypassed completely. The wires from the shore power plug go into AC2 while the wires from the genset go to AC1. Victron specifically states that you should have your genset have priority if both power sources exist. I’m not really sure why, but given that I see no harm in their way of doing it and moreover, I will be playing with the Quattro’s programmable relays, I abided by their recommendation. 

From Quattro Manual: "In a Quattro the AC1 input has always priority over the AC2 input. A common practice is that a generator is connected to AC1 and shore power to AC2. As long as 

the generator is running the Quattro’s will use the generator. "

 

On the output side, there are two  AC-Out outputs which go to the main panel switches. Sorry I am not sure how this is physically wired, just speaking conceptually here.These outputs are fed from either mains/genset power OR uninterrupted power (aka mains/genset/inverter). I have all but one item fed by AC-OUT-1, which is uninterrupted - runs on either shore/genset or inverter. Yes, the water heater, scuba compressor, aircon, washer/dryer, etc. are run from the inverter. 

 

There’s AC-OUT-2 output, which is ONLY fed from shorepower/genset power and the only thing I have connected to that is my Skylla 80amp charger. This output is on, I believe, a 2 minute delay from when shore/genset power is detected.

 

I hope this helps somewhat.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


New VHF antenna = newly discovered electrical leak!

Scott SV Tengah
 

I’ve had VHF reception and transmission problems and recently replaced my original VHF antenna with a Shakespeare 5215. The male connector threads fit perfectly where the old antenna sat on the masthead, obviating the need for drilling new holes for a mounting bracket. In addition to replacing the antenna, I replaced the outrageously thin RG-58U original coax to lower loss RG8X. There are even thicker and even lower loss cables out there but the thicker cables have minimum bend radii that I’d violate given the routing through the mast so RG8X was my compromise.

 

I’m not sure if it was the cable or antenna, but my VHF problems were solved and I can now hear and be heard from a much greater distance than before!

 

However a new issue came up. Because of the way the male connector threads contact the mast, the coax shield effectively connects the mast/rigging to the VHF head unit and the head unit grounding wire then connects it to the bonding system. With this connection made, the Mass- light lit up, indicating an electrical leak! If I disconnected the grounding wire from the VHF head unit body, the mass- goes away. 

 

It turns out I had an electrical leak going through my rigging for a while now. The evidence was there - rust spots all over the rigging/liferails and some higher than expected (sacrificial?) corrosion on aluminum parts. Per Olivier, it turns out Amel started connecting the mast/rigging to the bonding system around 2009 for this exact reason - an undetected electrical leak in the rigging with boats that don’t get washed often could lead to electrolytic corrosion. 

See: https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/21220?p=,,,20,0,0,0::relevance,,Olivier+rigging+bonding,20,2,0,29761258

 

I would suggest those of you with pre-2009 Amels test for either negative or positive charge through your rigging. If you have a mass tester light and are pre-2009, it will NOT light up unless you make a connection between your rigging and green/yellow bonding system wires. I would think a simple way to make that connection is a temporary jumper wire between the rigging and say the green/yellow wire at your diesel fill-up.

 

I isolated the leak to my starboard Lewmar V4 windlass motor. It’s the primary one, so I presume age has resulted in carbon brush dust buildup. I assume cleaning it simply involves taking it apart and blowing/wiping away excess carbon dust? Any tips or warnings before I dig into it?

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Folding Prop

Daniel Frey
 

Check out message number 213 from 2002.

To find it, enter 213 into the field: Msg #


Re: AMEL 54 watertank compartments - access to clean

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear Ruedi,

no, I do not got all compartments open, not even tried it - assumed there would be more damage then benefits over all.

I used YACHTICON PURATANK (it was available in La Rochelle) and a waterhose with a lot of pressure to clean the compartements as far as possible.
The result was quite well. No problems so far.

When we not use the water maker (what we mostly do), I do it like Arnold, using AquaClean (Yachticon).

Have a nice winter!

Best regards
Stefan
A54 119 Lady Charlyette - currently Lanzarote


Re: Heaving-to experiences/advice, and Jordan series drogue use

Alan Leslie
 

Our B&G wind speed meter only goes to 50 knots. I'd be interested to know what meter there is that goes to 70 knots or more as folk are saying.
However, heaving to :
Elyse has an inner forestay, so we heave to with the staysail and the mizzen (jib and jigger). They balance each other well and provide an easy controllable way to heave to.
Sailing to windward, we just tack and don't touch the sheets, then find the rudder angle that keeps us forereaching and tie off the wheel to the stainless thingy that's next to the companion way ...it's for the companion way lock down, burglar proof system (which we have never used).
We have done this successfully a number of times when the wind and sea was just getting too much...eg from NZ to Tahiti we were hit by a fast moving depression which made BIG seas and winds 50+, we hove to over night, had a meal, hot shower and a good sleep. In the am the breeze was down to a much more reasonable 40 knots so we loosened the helm, the breeze blew us around and out of the hove to position, and off we went again...under staysail and mizzen until the breeze came down enough to unfurl the main. 
We have a Shark drogue in the lazarette set up to go, but have never had the need to use it, apart from testing it out...but then we seem to spend a lot of time sailing upwind in weather, not downwind. Such is life in the south of the South Pacific.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Windshield and Port Window Update

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Jer,

 

Mine is the starboard wind shield for Amel 54 – do they have the template for this? Maybe you could put me directly in touch with the suppliers?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of mr_hermanns
Sent: 19 November 2019 14:28
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Windshield and Port Window Update

 

Hi everyone, my model is original Maramu Hull #105 - not sure it will fit a Sharki.

Yes - they can tint the acrylic (windshield) if needed and the polycarbonate (hatches and portholes).

lmk and I can request another quote for quantities.

-Jer
--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
Marina Del Rey, CA


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98