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Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Alan Leslie
 

H Arno,

They are small cylinders with the cable coming straight out the back, but they are not available anymore.

When ours failed we left them in and  installed a thru hull Airmar CS4500 near the existing depth xdcr.

There is a write up about our installation in the Files section. It wasn't difficult.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Thanks Mohammad,

Do you know what shape they have? Are the cables connected at an angle to the sensor?

Regards,

Arno


Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Arno, 

When we initially purchased Kokomo, we were told that sometimes these speed sensors go out and it is not made any more.

The broker had an extra one that he sold to us. That was 5 years ago and it has been sitting with the spares. So my understanding is that it is replaceable but not necessarily straight forward. 

Respectfully;


Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
A54 #099

On Apr 9, 2020, at 7:51 AM, Arno Luijten via groups.io <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Hi Forum,

Has anyone actually seen the model of the transducer used for the speed sensor (B&G Sonic Speed) used in several A54's? These are the solid-state sensors in the leading edge of the keel and in the bottom right in front of the keel. Are these replaceable?

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
St. Martin


Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Forum,

Has anyone actually seen the model of the transducer used for the speed sensor (B&G Sonic Speed) used in several A54's? These are the solid-state sensors in the leading edge of the keel and in the bottom right in front of the keel. Are these replaceable?

Thanks in advance,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121
St. Martin


Re: Headroom

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey Oliver, no sweat. It's a bit more than a tweak, but you'll never get a bed as nice in any other boat, esp for a very tall person. If you do end up getting an Amel, I'll tear the cabin down and take pics and measures of everything if you need them. 

Another 'tweak' worth doing IMHO is converting the saloon table to a drop down bed on pneumatic legs. It breaks the heart to take out that beautiful table leg/wine holder, but if you do, you gain another king size bed to watch movies on (we have a 40 inch TV mounted opposite) or, as I like to do on passage, flop out on instead of the corridor bunk, a bed which would also be more than perfect for someone of your height. So nice we never raise it anymore (we take most meals in the cockpit anyway), and you don't even lose an inch of bilge space underneath. That and the bed are the best two mods for us for sure.... 


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Bill

I just looked at the link for Island Pearl II and it goes to the SV Sabbatical Blog. Please swap that link to this one: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/IslandPearl2  which some folk could find useful, particularly for our route and tracks through the Indian Ocean to places like the Maldives, Chagos, Madagascar, and a direct Durban to Cape Town rounding of the treacherous "Cape of Good Hope" well ahead of the safe rounding period to get to the Caribbean in time for a full cruising season there.

Many thanks
Colin
EX Island Pearl II sm#332

On Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 1:15 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


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On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 2:19 AM Halidun Karagoz via groups.io <halidunk=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill,

Thanks for your efforts.

A54 #164, Amanin, 2015, Haldun Karagoz

Stay safe.
Cheers
Haldun

-------- Orijinal mesaj --------
Kimden: scentstone <scentstone@...>
Tarih: 06.04.2020 08:14 (GMT+03:00)
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Hi Bill,

Thank you again for your efforts for the community.
As you know ScentStone has completed her first RTW in August :

"SM2K #375 ScentStone 2019 Fred"

F.



--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Headroom

Hajo Hille
 

Hi Oliver,
 
Since 10 years I´m an owner of an AMEL Supermaramu and live in Wiesbaden.
If you have any questions you can contact me per e-mail: hajo.hille@...
 
Kind regards
 
Hajo
SM 150
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gesendet: Montag, 06. April 2020 um 20:24 Uhr
Von: "Oliver Biederbeck" <oliver.biederbeck@...>
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Headroom
Hi Davi, Doug, Stefan, Eric, Colin,

you are awesome! Thanks a lot for your effort and quick and helpful answers. I should definitely add "community support" to my shortlisting criteria :-) But even without it, you helped ranking up the Amels for me.

@Davi, Stefan: Thanks for taking measures!
@Doug: Very helpful insights! And yes, the corridor and the engine room might need some special "Tall Men Yoga Skills". Have worked on it for decades now.
@Davi, Colin: Great tweaks for the aft cabin bed and the "hot-bed" extension!
@Eric: I'm located in Cologne, Germany. My personal home port is Emden at the North Sea. Main sailing regions are the Dutch North Sea and the Mediterranean - Greece Aegean Sea is planned for this summer (yes, I'm a charter sailor - lucky friend of a charter company owner ;-)

Thank you so much again. Hope that Corona does not cause too much trouble to you, especially if you are trapped at remote places. Stay healthy and enjoy life on your Amels!

Fair winds
Oliver


Re: Headroom

Oliver Biederbeck
 

Hi Davi, Doug, Stefan, Eric, Colin,

you are awesome! Thanks a lot for your effort and quick and helpful answers. I should definitely add "community support" to my shortlisting criteria :-) But even without it, you helped ranking up the Amels for me.

@Davi, Stefan: Thanks for taking measures!
@Doug: Very helpful insights! And yes, the corridor and the engine room might need some special "Tall Men Yoga Skills". Have worked on it for decades now.
@Davi, Colin: Great tweaks for the aft cabin bed and the "hot-bed" extension!
@Eric: I'm located in Cologne, Germany. My personal home port is Emden at the North Sea. Main sailing regions are the Dutch North Sea and the Mediterranean - Greece Aegean Sea is planned for this summer (yes, I'm a charter sailor - lucky friend of a charter company owner ;-)

Thank you so much again. Hope that Corona does not cause too much trouble to you, especially if you are trapped at remote places. Stay healthy and enjoy life on your Amels!

Fair winds
Oliver


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

 



CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 2:19 AM Halidun Karagoz via groups.io <halidunk=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill,

Thanks for your efforts.

A54 #164, Amanin, 2015, Haldun Karagoz

Stay safe.
Cheers
Haldun

-------- Orijinal mesaj --------
Kimden: scentstone <scentstone@...>
Tarih: 06.04.2020 08:14 (GMT+03:00)
Konu: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

Hi Bill,

Thank you again for your efforts for the community.
As you know ScentStone has completed her first RTW in August :

"SM2K #375 ScentStone 2019 Fred"

F.


Re: Broken water level dipstick

karkauai
 

Glad to be able to help, Eamonn.  Did you have to cut away any of the pipe?  If so your float meter won’t read correctly without compensating.

Kent
S/V Kristy
SM 243

On Apr 5, 2020, at 10:37 PM, Eamonn Washington <eamonn.washington@...> wrote:

Hi Kent

thanks for bringing me a selection of dowels!  (Kent’s boat Kristy is anchored beside me.)

The pipe walls are 1mm thick, the inside diameter is 12mm so a 10mm dowel is perfect for the job.  I might epoxy it in.

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently locked down in Antigua..


Re: Bow Thruster Siezed

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Hello again,

Be aware that if you try my (Last Option) , and you still have oil left in your bow thruster it is going to leak all over the place when you remove the backing plate.  Be aware and minimize the mess.

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262
Currently in Thailand


Re: Bow Thruster Siezed

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Hello,

This video shows my rebuild of the bow thruster.  If you can't get the lower unit to disengage using all the tricks from other Amel Owners, you can do this for a last resort.....

Here is a link to my video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-xWzNfnWLw

If you boat is out of the water you may be able to do the following...  If in the water you can do this under water in scuba gear, will be difficult but doable..

1. Drop the bow thruster
2. Remove prop
3. Remove the hard filler covering 4 screws - at 6:05 minutes
4. Remove 4 screws holding back plate in place.  at 6:15 minutes
5. Remove the main gear and shaft.  at 6:44 minutes
6. Remove the bolt at the bottom of the shaft holding the small gear in place. 6:59 minutes (make sure you have something holding up the tube until you are ready to drop it)
7. The lower unit should now come down without the shaft.  (don't drop any of the parts if you are under water.)
8. Now with the shaft visible, and hopefully you will have an easier time getting it loose from the motor.

This may or may not work.  But, I think it will.

Hope you don't have go down this path, but it might be your last option.

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K #262
Currently stuck in Thailand


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

Halidun Karagoz
 

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your efforts.

A54 #164, Amanin, 2015, Haldun Karagoz

Stay safe.
Cheers
Haldun

-------- Orijinal mesaj --------
Kimden: scentstone <scentstone@...>
Tarih: 06.04.2020 08:14 (GMT+03:00)
Alıcı: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Konu: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

Hi Bill,

Thank you again for your efforts for the community.
As you know ScentStone has completed her first RTW in August :

"SM2K #375 ScentStone 2019 Fred"

F.


Re: Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

Matt Salatino
 

Garhauer’s customer service has been continuously excellent over many years.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Apr 6, 2020, at 5:43 AM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

I have used Garhauer blocks, vangs, and other products  on my boats for over 25 years. They are bulletproof, extremely well made, extraordinarily strong and have a 10 year unconditional guarantee. In addition they are ½ the price of almost all name brand blocks, and are made in the USA . The stainless in not made in China.

 

I carry a complete set of replacement Garhauer blocks for every block on Kimberlire.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

https://www.garhauermarine.com/products

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stephen Davis
Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2020 10:49 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

 

Hi Ryan,

I recently replaced my genoa blocks with new Antal blocks supplied by Euro Marine. The blocks that came with our boats are now out of production. I'm attaching a picture of the blocks I purchased for $350 each. They attach with webbing or dynema, and I actually like them more than the originals. If you are interested in these, contact Siebe Noordzy at Euro Marine . He is knowledgeable, and will help you to find something that will work.

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

siebe@...

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Re: Headroom

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Oliver

At 6Ft 4, I am 1.94m not as tall as you, but even so, still found all Amel bunks just marginally too short (at 2.0m in length each) for good night sleep. Our solution was to convert the rear cabin bed to turn sideways (as noted by another member in this thread) which provides a wonderful HUGE Super King size bed, just as comfortable as our King bed at home! We had a custom made innerspring mattress & Latex top made for that bed which was great, and also provided the benefit of being able to sleep in either direction depending on what tack you were sailing. Although you are left a downside of less cabin floor space, we found this a small price to pay, and still rate this is one of the most necessary adjustments we made on Island Pearl II. The inner sprung mattress was zipped into 3 sections to still provide easy access to the rudder stock under in an emergency.

Also, another suggestion for you is regarding the walkthrough area "hot-bed" above the battery compartment. Here we cut a section out of the end timber panel (at bed top height) between the bunk and the adjoining clothing cupboard and placed a removable cushion at bed height in the lower section of the cupboard, and this cavity was nicely finished off with matching timber edging so it looked like a factory alteration, and nobody ever noticed it. This other small necessary alteration to the Amel made it possible for me to sleep on the hotbed too during ocean crossing passages, with my feet through into the wardrobe, which provided peace of mind when crossing oceans alone with my wife as she could easily alert and communicate with me through the little window to the cockpit.

With these two changes, as well as memory foam toppers custom fitted to all bunks, the Amel SM becomes the perfect "tall persons'" long term ocean cruising yacht!

Best regards

Colin Streeter
previous "Island Pearl II" owner #332
Brisbane, Australia

 


On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 9:02 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Oliver,

Where are you located?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Oliver Biederbeck
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2020 10:22 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Headroom

 

Hi Amel owners,

I'm in the early phase of buying a boat on which my wife and I will spend up to 5 years, maybe more. Due to my body height of 2,02 metres (6"8), I have some special requirements towards boat size. Minimum headroom is 2m The Maramu, Super Maramu and the Amel 54 are on our radar because of their overall bluewater qualities but we never had the chance getting onboard of one of the older models. To be shortlisted, a boat must have at least 2 metres of headroom in the galley and in the salon.

So I would like to ask you as proud owners: What is the actual headroom

  • in the galley,
  • the salon,
  • the aft cabin and
  • in the cockpit under the boom?

Would be great to get some figures for my further evaluation. And please, save your time and avoid sentences like "I'm 1,90m and don't have a problem". Believe, me, being >2m is a complete different story - even at home ;-)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers
Oliver



--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

scentstone
 

Hi Bill,

Thank you again for your efforts for the community.
As you know ScentStone has completed her first RTW in August :

"SM2K #375 ScentStone 2019 Fred"

F.


Re: Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

eric freedman
 

I have used Garhauer blocks, vangs, and other products  on my boats for over 25 years. They are bulletproof, extremely well made, extraordinarily strong and have a 10 year unconditional guarantee. In addition they are ½ the price of almost all name brand blocks, and are made in the USA . The stainless in not made in China.

 

I carry a complete set of replacement Garhauer blocks for every block on Kimberlire.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

https://www.garhauermarine.com/products

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stephen Davis
Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2020 10:49 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

 

Hi Ryan,

I recently replaced my genoa blocks with new Antal blocks supplied by Euro Marine. The blocks that came with our boats are now out of production. I'm attaching a picture of the blocks I purchased for $350 each. They attach with webbing or dynema, and I actually like them more than the originals. If you are interested in these, contact Siebe Noordzy at Euro Marine . He is knowledgeable, and will help you to find something that will work.

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

siebe@...


Re: Broken water level dipstick

Eamonn Washington
 

Hi Kent

thanks for bringing me a selection of dowels!  (Kent’s boat Kristy is anchored beside me.)

The pipe walls are 1mm thick, the inside diameter is 12mm so a 10mm dowel is perfect for the job.  I might epoxy it in.

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently locked down in Antigua..


Re: Headroom

eric freedman
 

Hi Oliver,

Where are you located?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Oliver Biederbeck
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2020 10:22 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Headroom

 

Hi Amel owners,

I'm in the early phase of buying a boat on which my wife and I will spend up to 5 years, maybe more. Due to my body height of 2,02 metres (6"8), I have some special requirements towards boat size. Minimum headroom is 2m The Maramu, Super Maramu and the Amel 54 are on our radar because of their overall bluewater qualities but we never had the chance getting onboard of one of the older models. To be shortlisted, a boat must have at least 2 metres of headroom in the galley and in the salon.

So I would like to ask you as proud owners: What is the actual headroom

  • in the galley,
  • the salon,
  • the aft cabin and
  • in the cockpit under the boom?

Would be great to get some figures for my further evaluation. And please, save your time and avoid sentences like "I'm 1,90m and don't have a problem". Believe, me, being >2m is a complete different story - even at home ;-)

Thanks in advance for your help.

Cheers
Oliver


Re: Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Hallo JP

Can you sent me the Address, I am in New Zealand in Whangarei in the moment.

Thank You

 

Heinz, SM 2000, 292

heinz@...

 

Von: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Im Auftrag von Germain Jean-Pierre
Gesendet: Sonntag, 5. April 2020 18:02
An: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Parts or replacements for Antal 120x18 genoa sheet blocks

 

Hello Ryan and Kelly,

 

I refurbished my original turning blocks by replacing both the needle bearings and the race bearings.  Works like new.  These were sourced in NZ and total. Cost was less than NZ$300… 

 

Best of luck,

 

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, Opua, NZ.

Jean-Pierre Germain

 

 



On 5 Apr 2020, at 04:53, Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

 

Hi all,

 

As we prepare for the sailing season this spring, we've noticed our genoa sheet blocks are in pretty bad shape.  Some of the ball bearings are cracked or crushed.  At the very least, I think the bearings need to be replaced.  I wouldn't be opposed to replacing the whole blocks.

 

Does anyone know where I can get replacements?  I've looked around on the Antal website and they don't seem to make this exact model anymore (they still make it in larger sizes though).  This block is the closest I've been able to find, but it looks like the shackle can only be at 90 degree angles (the existing blocks have the shackle set at about 45 degrees and it doesn't seem possible to rotate).  Would it work?  That shackle angle seems pretty important to me.  I also discovered this replacement sheave which looks like it might fit our existing blocks, but I'd probably have to contact Antal to confirm.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA