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Re: Replacement windscreens

eric freedman
 

Acetone will make Plexiglas frosty. If you purchase some acrylic polishing compound (it comes in a bar like soap)

You can apply the compound to a clean pad on a buffing machine and polish the Plexiglas until it is again clear.

 

We do this almost daily on smaller things and I did refinish one hatch the same way.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

https://www.gesswein.com/p-8981-c-clear-watch-crystal-compound.aspx

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 7:13 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens

 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.

I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.

The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).

For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.

 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 

I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Port St Charles,  Barbados 



On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


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Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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Re: Watermaker motor

ofer magen
 

Hallo,
I have the same problem now with the 24v motor not working.
Can you please explain where the brushes are and how to remove them?
Thanks, 
Ofer
SV Alba
Amel 54 #160
Cyprus 


Volvo D# 110i Timing Belt Replacement

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

I just changed the timing belt and thought I would provide information to others with the same engine.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

ste.dente
 

Thanks for the immediate response. I wrote to AMEL Mediterranee last spring; the response was that this tool was no more available and I thought that was definitely so. May be I try again with AMEL France.

Stefania Dente
S/Y Euploia SN#93
Italy

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 19:01, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto:


One of my clients told me that he bought the tool from SAV"at"Amel.fr within the last 60 days.

Have you actually written Amel? If so, what was their response?

-- 
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
View My Training Calendar

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 11:10 AM ste.dente <ste.dente@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
I just wrote one or two times before now, but I religiously read all your very interesting interventions. 
My husband and I are preparing our Santorin for the Atlantic crossing in November. I asked Amel Mediterranee about the possibility to buy the “tool” you are talking about , but it seems it isn’t available anymore. 
Do you think that it could be possible to let it made by someone (carpenter or someone like this)? 
How can I have the sizes of the tool?
May be someone of you has a tool to sell?
Any suggestion should be very appreciated 

Stefania Dente 
SN 93 Euploia
Bocca di Magra (Italy)

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 17:44, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:


On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 04:10:20 PM UTC, heinz@... <heinz@...> wrote:


Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


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Espar heater exhaust hose?

David Lambertsen
 

Hello, Amel Club,

I want to replace the Espar heater exhaust hose on my 1989 Maramu #258.  The Espar was installed by Amel as original equipment.  The braided metal exhaust pipe goes into a metal pipe chase (a heat shield) and goes through the hull on the port side.  The exterior hull fitting looks like an Espar fitting.  I do not want to remove the exterior hull fitting until I know how to the exhaust hose is attached. It would be great to just remove the exterior hull fitting and pull out the hose, but I can't count a simple solution.  I may need to replace the pipe chase, too.  It is glassed onto the inside of the hull in my cockpit locker.

If anyone has dealt with replacing the exhaust hose and pipe chase, please tell me whatever you can.  I searched the site for photo and messages, but only found info on installing Espar heaters after a boat was constructed.  
--
David Lambertsen
s/v Have Fun!
1989 Maramu 258


Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,

The pump interface E51385 is also available from http://www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/



Best
Soraya
GARULFO A54-122


Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

 

One of my clients told me that he bought the tool from SAV"at"Amel.fr within the last 60 days.

Have you actually written Amel? If so, what was their response?

-- 
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
View My Training Calendar

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 11:10 AM ste.dente <ste.dente@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
I just wrote one or two times before now, but I religiously read all your very interesting interventions. 
My husband and I are preparing our Santorin for the Atlantic crossing in November. I asked Amel Mediterranee about the possibility to buy the “tool” you are talking about , but it seems it isn’t available anymore. 
Do you think that it could be possible to let it made by someone (carpenter or someone like this)? 
How can I have the sizes of the tool?
May be someone of you has a tool to sell?
Any suggestion should be very appreciated 

Stefania Dente 
SN 93 Euploia
Bocca di Magra (Italy)

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 17:44, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:


On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 04:10:20 PM UTC, heinz@... <heinz@...> wrote:


Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


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Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

ste.dente
 

Dear Amelians,
I just wrote one or two times before now, but I religiously read all your very interesting interventions. 
My husband and I are preparing our Santorin for the Atlantic crossing in November. I asked Amel Mediterranee about the possibility to buy the “tool” you are talking about , but it seems it isn’t available anymore. 
Do you think that it could be possible to let it made by someone (carpenter or someone like this)? 
How can I have the sizes of the tool?
May be someone of you has a tool to sell?
Any suggestion should be very appreciated 

Stefania Dente 
SN 93 Euploia
Bocca di Magra (Italy)

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 17:44, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...> ha scritto:


On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 04:10:20 PM UTC, heinz@... <heinz@...> wrote:


Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 04:10:20 PM UTC, heinz@... <heinz@...> wrote:


Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

heinz@quetzal.berlin
 

Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

 

These set screws are a common size and can be purchased at any shop that sells bolts, nuts, and screws.

  --
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
View My Training Calendar



On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 9:24 AM Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...> wrote:
Thanks Bill
the screws are missing. 
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


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Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Bernd Spanner
 

Thanks Bill
the screws are missing. 
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

 

Bernd,

Here is part of the page from my book:
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--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
View My Training Calendar

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 8:02 AM Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...> wrote:
 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
View My Training Calendar
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Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Bernd Spanner
 

 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: genoa sheet track end cap/pulley block

John Clark
 

Thanks Alan and Mike,
    Looks like Annie is slightly different that #23 and #437 in that there was no eye bolt and the stud is threaded on the top, with no bolt head. Maybe previous owner modification, who knows. 
 Based on what you guys said, I took a leap of faith that the stud on Annie was also threaded on the bottom and deployed the impact wrench on the triple nutted (nuts locked in place by each other) stud.  It took a few seconds of "impacting" before she started to back out.  After cleaning the threads, the stud screwed into the aluminum track  by smoothly by hand. 

FYI for any others tacking this job, the stud is threaded into the aluminium track and bottoms out at the surface of the hull. On Annie there is no penetration below the deck.   It is not threaded or attached to the black anodized block...except by salt and corrosion.  Same salt and corrosion further down probably resisted me turning it by hand.   Will utilize TefGel on the reassembly so that I don't have this fight again.  

Now to reassembly and clean up.  The birds and my liberal use of Corrosion X pretreatment have made a mess on the boat.  

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Brunswick GA


Re: genoa sheet track end cap/pulley block

 

Eye bolt is to connect the preventer. 

Best,

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

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020, 2:34 AM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hi John,
If yours is like ours, which I'm sure it probably is, the bolt, in our case an eye bolt, passes through the track and is threaded into the steel plate which is under the gunwale.
I broke one trying to undo it and ended up having to drill it out with a cobalt drill and re - threading the hole. I just put a standard bolt in to replace it. I don't know what that eye bolt is for, I've never used it.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Replacement windscreens

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Barry,

 

They used my old ones as template for the new ones, and made them identical in every respect, holes, grooves etc, except for the very slight curve but that has not been a problem and I’m told it won’t take long for them to develop the curve naturally. If you want to add a gas strut then I would suggest you do that first to the old ones so that they can be used as a template. I wonder if the substance they spilt was Methyl Ethyl Ketone?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: 04 February 2020 08:13
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens

 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.

I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.

The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).

For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.

 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 

I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Port St Charles,  Barbados 



On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Replacement windscreens

Barry Connor
 

Hi Paul,
Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.
I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.
The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).
For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.
 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 
I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.
Looking forward to hearing back from you.
Best 

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Port St Charles,  Barbados 


On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
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Re: genoa sheet track end cap/pulley block

Alan Leslie
 

Hi John,
If yours is like ours, which I'm sure it probably is, the bolt, in our case an eye bolt, passes through the track and is threaded into the steel plate which is under the gunwale.
I broke one trying to undo it and ended up having to drill it out with a cobalt drill and re - threading the hole. I just put a standard bolt in to replace it. I don't know what that eye bolt is for, I've never used it.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: genoa sheet track end cap/pulley block

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Hi John,

I think our genoa track set ups are similar but perhaps yours has been modified or repaired here? I haven't taken on this project yet but it's on my list. Looking at mine, it looks like a regular bolt comes down from the top. Did yours have a nut at the top of that stud?

I'll be taking a closer look at mine soon and will let you know what I find.

Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ


On Tue, Feb 4, 2020, 9:28 AM John Clark via Groups.Io <biohead=rocketmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi All,
   I have finally gotten around to replacing the genoa sheet cars and have hit some unanticipated trouble.   Thanks to the Forum I was well prepared for releasing the rail stanchon which went without a hitch.  I am however stuck on how to remove the pulley block at the end of the track.  See picture attached to this post.   Annie does not have an eye-bolt on top of the pulley like later SMs...I am berthed next door to SV Ripple an SM2k which has the eye-bolt Annie has a stud with a bolt on top.

Following some earlier posts about bolts inside the hull I felt around under the deck and can feel the ends of the T-track bolts and what I think is the same end of the pulley-block bolt.  Not nuts in there only the bolt ends leading me to believe the bolt is threaded on both sides and will back out.  I double nutted the top and tried to break it free to no avail. 

Anyone have insight on how to detach this block?

John Clark
SV Annie  SM37
Brunswick GA....till I get this fixed.