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Re: Bow seat on Amel 54

Nicolas Klene
 

Hi Barry
thank you for the nice photo of the bow but I was interested in the wooden seat itself !
thanks any way 
Nick
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Xantrex Link 10 Battery Monitor

Thomas Kleman
 

The plastic over the buttons on my Link 10 is cracking and falling off so I'm considering replacing it. I'm wondering if I choose the Xantrex Link Pro or Link Lite if I need to change the shunt and wiring (I e start from scratch) or can use the existing shunt and wiring. Hoping someone has done this.

Tom and Kirstin
SM2K 422
Quarantined in Oahu


Re: Broken water level dipstick

Eamonn Washington
 

In the end i used a 12mm dowel and sanded it down (stuck it in a drill) so it just fit inside the broken pipe. Then with a full tank of water i used strong glue on half the length and stuck it in the lower half. I waited 3 days (probably an overkill, but i am not moving any where with the virus lockdown) then glued the top of the pipe on. A thin black permanent marker hides the hairline crack remaining. My dowel was 28cm long. I’ll be keeping it closed in future except when momentarily checking....
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Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Nonsuch Bay, Antigua


Tonight 16 April at 0300 UTC our group may been down for maintenance for a few hours. #IMPORTANT

 

All,

Tonight 16 April at 0300 UTC our group may been down for maintenance for a few hours.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 USA

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Mark 
Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2020, 5:32 PM

Hi All,

I'm once again seeing the main database report corruption issues and I think at this point it's prudent to switch over to one of our backup databases. I have no reason to believe any data's been lost, this is just an index issue. The site will be down starting at 8pm Pacific Time (3am UTC time). I'd say plan for an hour outage, although I don't think it'll take nearly that long. Email sent to groups during this time will be queued up and delivered once the site is back up.

Thanks, Mark

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Re: Bow seat on Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Hi Nicolas Klene
See the photo below.
The Amel 54 has the bow set up to put a hinged wooden lift up board across.
As mentioned the lines from the Parasailor come down just where the board fits, so had to take the board off.
Best

Barry and Penny
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique


Re: Broken water level dipstick

Peter Forbes
 

James,

How was your wife after that?

Peter
Carango
Amel 54 #035
La Rochelle



On 15 Apr 2020, at 16:03, James via groups.io <jamestim@...> wrote:

Hi Eamonn

My wife broke our water stick last year. I inserted a hollow PVC tube with epoxy, reattached the broken end and wrapped with as thin a piece of fibreglass cloth I could find.. Then sanded nice and smooth. I hit it with some clear coat to finish and its as good as new! Before and after pic prior to clear coat..

Have fun!

James 

SV TITANIUM #260 <f6fbbbaf-5e31-466f-863e-148c9842739e.jpg><IMG_9753.jpg>


Re: Broken water level dipstick

James
 

Hi Eamonn

My wife broke our water stick last year. I inserted a hollow PVC tube with epoxy, reattached the broken end and wrapped with as thin a piece of fibreglass cloth I could find.. Then sanded nice and smooth. I hit it with some clear coat to finish and its as good as new! Before and after pic prior to clear coat..

Have fun!

James 

SV TITANIUM #260


Re: Amel logos

Dan Wilcox
 

They are stickers.  I purchased them last year and installed.  A year later they look great.

Thanks, Dan
Feierabend
SM#86

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 04:35:07 AM PDT, Alan Grayson <bazgrayson@...> wrote:


Hi all I bought some Amel Logos that go on the cabin sides last year. I went to put them on thinking they were vinyl but upon looking at them they have a Avery-dennison backing on them. 
Has anyone bought these logos from Amel and are they stickers or Lazer cut vinyl?
Regards
Alan Grayson
SV Ora Pai SM 406
St Lucia


Amel logos

Alan Grayson
 

Hi all I bought some Amel Logos that go on the cabin sides last year. I went to put them on thinking they were vinyl but upon looking at them they have a Avery-dennison backing on them. 
Has anyone bought these logos from Amel and are they stickers or Lazer cut vinyl?
Regards
Alan Grayson
SV Ora Pai SM 406
St Lucia


Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

JOSE PRIETO
 

Hi Olaf,

Thanks so much for the Tutorial, Nice job!

Jose
--
Jose Prieto
SV Wayag, SM 323
Currently Alicante, Spain


Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

marklesparkle59
 





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-------- Original message --------
From: eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
Date: 14/04/2020 18:21 (GMT+00:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

Hello Olaf,

That is a wonderful file that you have written about the removal and repair of the rudder of the Amel Super Maramu #376.

 

I have a question. Why did you not repair the rudder in place.

 

Secondly the wrench for the rudder nut made of aluminum shown in a blue background  ,  is not an Amel item . It was made by me .

I cut it out of 6 mm aluminum stock with a band saw and finished by hand. It is short enough that the rudder nut can be tightened while the boat is at sea.

 

Again Great Job !!.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

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Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 6:53 PM
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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that the following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io group.

Uploaded By: Olaf Bauer <olaf.bauer@...>

Description:
Rudder removal and re-installing at a SM2K

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


Re: Location of the battery bank on an older Super Maramu

John Clark
 

Agree with all previous posters.  Annie, SM37 has the house batteries, six of them under the passage bunk.  They are arranged in two groups of three with the disconnect in the cabinet in the middle.    Not sure who did the modification or if it was from the factory.  The workmanship looks good, like original.    The engine battery is located in the box at the base of the fwd engine room bulkhead.  Yes it looks like more batteries can fit there however that space is now the reserve lube oil and coolant storage...along with some engine maintenance items.  There is a second power disconnect above the box that kills 24&12 volt power...seems to me that would indicate the batteries were relocated after leaving the factory.  I am running all AGMs, they are about eight years old and still hanging in there.  I have and recommend 650w of solar panels on an arch and the original hydrogenerator on the shaft.  When sailing above 5 kts I never need genset, at anchor maybe every few days....with two people.  Right now with just me and the dog onboard, two refrigerators on at anchor solar tops off batteries by 4pm in the USVI.  

John Clark
Annie SM 37
Water Island USVI

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020, 3:54 AM Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:
Hey there, our 1991 SM#56 has a lot of later SM2000 features/upgrades as far as I can tell. One of them from the sounds of it is the battery setup. Under the passage bed fits perfectly: 8 house batteries, the starter battery, and solar and wind controller. That is what I would do, I can't imagine anything else for it. Here some pics, but I couldn't really open the top very high due to supplies being stored there atm... 


Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

eric freedman
 

Hello Olaf,

That is a wonderful file that you have written about the removal and repair of the rudder of the Amel Super Maramu #376.

 

I have a question. Why did you not repair the rudder in place.

 

Secondly the wrench for the rudder nut made of aluminum shown in a blue background  ,  is not an Amel item . It was made by me .

I cut it out of 6 mm aluminum stock with a band saw and finished by hand. It is short enough that the rudder nut can be tightened while the boat is at sea.

 

Again Great Job !!.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 6:53 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that the following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io group.

Uploaded By: Olaf Bauer <olaf.bauer@...>

Description:
Rudder removal and re-installing at a SM2K

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

 

Olaf,

Your file is very well done, possibly the best that I have seen.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Tue, Apr 14, 2020, 9:19 AM Stephen Davis <flyboyscd@...> wrote:

Thanks Olaf for the excellent rudder removal tutorial. 


Steve
Aloha Sm72
Hawaii


Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

luvkante
 

Olaf,

Danke für diesen fantastischen Bericht!

Martin

AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA


Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

Giovanni TESTA
 

Many Thanks Olaf for your tutorial !
Buon Vento
Giovanni Testa
sv EUTIKIA SM2K 428

Il 14/04/2020 16:19, Stephen Davis ha scritto:

Thanks Olaf for the excellent rudder removal tutorial. 


Steve
Aloha Sm72
Hawaii



Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

Stephen Davis
 

Thanks Olaf for the excellent rudder removal tutorial. 


Steve
Aloha Sm72
Hawaii


Re: Hatch handle seat (corners) for Goiot tradition series

Charles Bell
 

Hello Ralf,

Please confirm these are the right pins and I will mail them out to you today.

The hatch corners I have not made yet (no one has sent me a sample and I don't have them on my boat).

I am working on a design for mast steps and hope to start making them in a couple of weeks,

Thank you,

Charles



Re: Interior finish

amelforme
 

At least until the end of Amel 53 production , the varnish was single component and was applied by spray gun in a large spray booth with powerful extraction fans in the floor. The applicator could work without wearing a mask or even a respirator as all the overspray and fumes were extracted. The incoming atmosphere passed through massive filters to eliminate dust and other contaminates. Around the time of the 54 production, a robotic system was introduced that eliminated the operator with no loss of quality. I can't remember if they stayed with single component varnish with the change in application.

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Apr 14, 2020, at 6:51 AM, william reynolds <sail23692@...> wrote:

I have an overhead port surround  that needs refinishing. I removed it and was amazed at the quality of original finish of the undamaged portion of the wood.
I had a Bob Perry boat for ten years and prided myself on the  state of my bright-work. I used a quart of Epifanes each month
building up to 6 to 10 coats. It was beautiful but nothing I did compared with the Amel interior finish. The quality of the work, and durability
of the finish is amazing.  I've used one and 2 part varnishes (spray and brush) but I'm not certain I can match the quality and durability of finish that Amel achieved.
Over the years has anyone contacted Amel to get some details on what they used and how they applied it?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet


Interior finish

william reynolds
 

I have an overhead port surround  that needs refinishing. I removed it and was amazed at the quality of original finish of the undamaged portion of the wood.
I had a Bob Perry boat for ten years and prided myself on the  state of my bright-work. I used a quart of Epifanes each month
building up to 6 to 10 coats. It was beautiful but nothing I did compared with the Amel interior finish. The quality of the work, and durability
of the finish is amazing.  I've used one and 2 part varnishes (spray and brush) but I'm not certain I can match the quality and durability of finish that Amel achieved.
Over the years has anyone contacted Amel to get some details on what they used and how they applied it?
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet