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Re: Anchor roller

Karen Smith
 

If you need to replace the roller, it is far easier to grind off the welds on the outside of the plates.  It is welded only on the outer surface of the metal plate.  (Been there, done that!)

Then you can replace the pin with a bolt and nyloc nut of suitable size, or have a new pin welded in place if you believe that is superior.

Bill Kinney
Harmonie, SM160
Annapolis, MD


Re: Fibreglass cowling enclosure around C Drive

Craig Briggs
 
Edited

Barry, Not only will the rubber bushing on the bottom allow some minor wiggle, but there are also "O" rings and a neoprene sleeve at the top around the "trumpet", allowing some wiggle there, plus the upper "C" drive-to-engine frame "engine" mounts. Point being the whole assembly is engineered to have vibration dampening and will move some when forcibly "wiggled" - it is not a rigid structure as your surveyor may have presumed.
--
Craig, SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL
PS. I have pulled mine off for a bent shaft and it was great to be able to thoroughly get all the crud out from behind it and slather bottom paint in there - not sure I'd put it on a regular PM list, thought.


Re: Engine Volvo TMD22 sensors

Matt Salatino
 

Younwould need new sensors. Your current ones are only on/off, not analog.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 5, 2020, at 5:50 AM, Slavko D. <slavko@...> wrote:

On my Amel I have a standard instrument panel. I would like to add instruments for oil pressure and temperature, Now I have only alarms on instrument panel. Are the sensor on the engine same or I would need to order new one?

Than you
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279


For Sale: Amel Euros 41, 1976 - Lefkada, Greece €19999

Andrew Eaves <andyeaves@...>
 

Hello all,

Our Amel Euro's is for sale, p/x. Please see info here;

https://www.car.gr/classifieds/boats/view/32046202/

Kind regards


Engine Volvo TMD22 sensors

Slavko Despotovic
 

On my Amel I have a standard instrument panel. I would like to add instruments for oil pressure and temperature, Now I have only alarms on instrument panel. Are the sensor on the engine same or I would need to order new one?

Than you
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279


Re: Fibreglass cowling enclosure around C Drive

 

Barry, if you like, have the surveyor call me. The rubber bushing that Eric describes is held in place by a bolt that is tapped into the iron ballast. The process of changing the rubber bushing is fairly simple. If you can move the C-Drive side to side 5mm, or more, the bushing needs replacing. I have the instructions in my Amel Book. I also have drawings, etc.

I hope this helps you.

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 8:22 PM seagasm <seagasm@...> wrote:
Thanks Eric, I don't think it is of any concern, the surveyor picked it up and this was his first Amel so he had no understanding of the construction.

Kind Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM#171


Re: Forward looking Sonar - Amel 54 - Echopilot FLS 2D frequency vs B&G Sonic Speed Sensors or Depth Sounders

 

When we were planning our Red Sea Passage, we used the actual tracks of 2 other sailboats, one a SM, and google map images. It was easy to overlay everything using OpenCpn. It was easy to see the seabed contour as it matched up to the other boat's courses and anchorages and well as the depth indicated on the chart.

I think the method of using such data when venturing into unknown and loosely charted areas is priceless.  Of course, this is time consuming and tedious work to cover an area as large as the Red Sea, but all of that effort filled days at anchor that were well in advance of the planned trip. We used this information to plan our course and potential anchorages.

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


On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 3:53 PM Germain Jean-Pierre <jp.germain45@...> wrote:
Hello Gang,

I fully back Ken in his OpenCPN support and use.

It is done brilliantly by sailors and it is FREE!  Like most things, there is a learning curve to it.

Cheers,


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


On 5 Oct 2020, at 08:46, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

To All, 

Google overlays is not difficult to read, and is sometimes the only option for a map.  In some places the maps are a 100 meters off.  Take a look at the entrance to Maupiha'a in the French Polynesia.  The entrance is a 30 meter wide channel, and only one place to get in and out.  Most maps are 100 meters off.  You can see the entrance clearly on google maps, and all the shallow areas in the middle of the atoll once inside.  It's nice having a moving map showing the entrance.  For this entrance the Navionics Maps were correct, but at the time I didn't have the google overlay, and I didn't know which map was correct. I had several maps, but which is correct?  If I had the google overlays then I wouldn't have had to wait 4 hours outside until someone informed me over VHF which map was correct.  

The wind was 35kts and kind of rough when we entered Maupiha'a.  Google Maps are just another tool that sailors can use to make sailing around the world a MUCH safer proposition.  Many boats that ended up on a reef could have been saved with a quick look at a google map while doing the planning.  And, please don't think it's like reading tea leaves, because it's more like a walk in the park.

I also use a Mac for OpenCPN.  I have never made a .kap file, I just go on line and search for .kap maps for the area I will be going.  And, I have found most of the maps I was looking for.  Currently I have 9GB of maps in my OpenCPN Folder.  And I have 3 or 4 maps for each area.

One more thing about OpenCPN.  It's got a great Climatology tool.  Shows all the paths of hurricanes, and typhoons over the past 30 years, and how strong and location each day of the year.  It also shows the normal winds for each day of the year,  which is great for planning ocean crossings!  It also shows the currents, but have found this feature to be useless.   I do all my crossing planning using these tools on OpenCPN.  I encourage everyone to do a deep dive into the capabilities of this very helpful tool.

Best.

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: Anchor roller

 

It was welded for a reason.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 1:30 PM Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill, I should think that sawing will certainly work, especially since the shaft is welded so it won't spin on you. SawzAll with a metal blade may be easier than a sabre saw, but either should do. Seems, though, that you'll still have the issue of drilling out the weldment.
Also, I suspect the original installation was welded purposely so all of the frictional forces were distributed across the full width of the roller's internal bushing. Replacing with a bolt will likely allow the shaft (new bolt) to turn rather than just the roller/bushing which may cause undue wear at both ends where there's a point load against the support brackets. With some salt crud build up I could see the ends of the bolt wearing through in (relatively) short order. You may want to weld the new bolt in place (just like the Captain did! :-) .
--
Cheers, Craig - SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Fibreglass cowling enclosure around C Drive

Jose Venegas
 

Barry,

The only time you will need to do something about it is when you start feeling vibration on the prop while motoring or motor sailing in waves. I recently had to replace the rubber sleeve since the bolt was all the way in. Not a big deal but it required to take the boat out of the water and a lot of torque to unscrew the bolt.

Jose
Ipanema SM 278


Re: AMEL orange boot stripe

Jose Venegas
 

Ken,

Actually the picture was taken in Glaucester April 2019, more than 7 years after it was painted! What was new in the pic was the bottom paint. The remarkable thing is that the paint is still shining after 8 years with minimal amount of maintenance. The weakness of the paint is when you scratch it, because it can not be buffed like the gelcoat. Up to a month ago, I had been lucky and had had NO scratches. Unfortunately that changed when we entered sailing to Curaçao with very little wind and with a overheating engine (actually I erroneously thought it was). As we approached the dock, one of the fenders came up and it caused a 3 feet scratch that I will have to repaired when I get to Cartagena. Well 9 years without scratches was not too bad considering that the first 8 years we were getting in and out of a marina in Boston every weekend, 6 months per year.

Jose
Ipanema SM2K 278


Re: Fibreglass cowling enclosure around C Drive

eric freedman
 

It Doesn't hurt to check it,
The assembly should not be loose.
It probably 30 minutes of work, mostly digging out the sealant.
Eric

On October 4, 2020 at 9:22 PM seagasm <seagasm@...> wrote:

Thanks Eric, I don't think it is of any concern, the surveyor picked it up and this was his first Amel so he had no understanding of the construction.

Kind Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM#171

 


Re: Fibreglass cowling enclosure around C Drive

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

Thanks Eric, I don't think it is of any concern, the surveyor picked it up and this was his first Amel so he had no understanding of the construction.

Kind Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM#171


Re: Fibreglass cowling enclosure around C Drive

eric freedman
 

Hi Barry,
At the base of the assembly where it joins the ballast there is an area which is round and probably covered with
a black silicone type material. It is probably domed , indicating that the mounting bolt below it is loose. Remove the
black stuff and see if tightening the bolt does the trick. There is also a (i think) a rubber sleeve around the bolt. If tightening the bolt is not possible then replace the sleeve. Then fill with a polysulfide or silicone.
Fair Winds,
Eric

On October 4, 2020 at 9:12 PM seagasm <seagasm@...> wrote:

Hi Eric, I don't want to remove it. The guy who did the survey noticed some movement to which I replied it was mounted on some rubber mounts somehow (I think).

Kind Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM#171

 


Re: Fibreglass cowling enclosure around C Drive

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

Hi Eric, I don't want to remove it. The guy who did the survey noticed some movement to which I replied it was mounted on some rubber mounts somehow (I think).

Kind Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM#171


Re: Fibreglass cowling enclosure around C Drive

eric freedman
 

Barry,
Why do you want to remove it?
Fair Winds
Eric
SM 376 Kimberlite

On October 4, 2020 at 7:03 PM seagasm <seagasm@...> wrote:

Does anyone have any information/sketch about the fibreglass enclosure around the C drive forward of the propeller. How is it secured and how can it be removed for maintenance.

Thank you
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM #171

 


Fibreglass cowling enclosure around C Drive

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

Does anyone have any information/sketch about the fibreglass enclosure around the C drive forward of the propeller. How is it secured and how can it be removed for maintenance.

Thank you
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM #171


Re: AMEL orange boot stripe

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

Actually, while we are on the subject of colour, using AWLGRIP for example, what is the recommended colour match for, the brown thin stripes on the deck, the light tan imitation teak on the deck (I think Desert Sand), the off white/light cream used about the external and cock pit surrounds, the white used on the hull?

Thank you

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM #171


Re: Forward looking Sonar - Amel 54 - Echopilot FLS 2D frequency vs B&G Sonic Speed Sensors or Depth Sounders

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Gang,

I fully back Ken in his OpenCPN support and use.

It is done brilliantly by sailors and it is FREE!  Like most things, there is a learning curve to it.

Cheers,


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


On 5 Oct 2020, at 08:46, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

To All, 

Google overlays is not difficult to read, and is sometimes the only option for a map.  In some places the maps are a 100 meters off.  Take a look at the entrance to Maupiha'a in the French Polynesia.  The entrance is a 30 meter wide channel, and only one place to get in and out.  Most maps are 100 meters off.  You can see the entrance clearly on google maps, and all the shallow areas in the middle of the atoll once inside.  It's nice having a moving map showing the entrance.  For this entrance the Navionics Maps were correct, but at the time I didn't have the google overlay, and I didn't know which map was correct. I had several maps, but which is correct?  If I had the google overlays then I wouldn't have had to wait 4 hours outside until someone informed me over VHF which map was correct.  

The wind was 35kts and kind of rough when we entered Maupiha'a.  Google Maps are just another tool that sailors can use to make sailing around the world a MUCH safer proposition.  Many boats that ended up on a reef could have been saved with a quick look at a google map while doing the planning.  And, please don't think it's like reading tea leaves, because it's more like a walk in the park.

I also use a Mac for OpenCPN.  I have never made a .kap file, I just go on line and search for .kap maps for the area I will be going.  And, I have found most of the maps I was looking for.  Currently I have 9GB of maps in my OpenCPN Folder.  And I have 3 or 4 maps for each area.

One more thing about OpenCPN.  It's got a great Climatology tool.  Shows all the paths of hurricanes, and typhoons over the past 30 years, and how strong and location each day of the year.  It also shows the normal winds for each day of the year,  which is great for planning ocean crossings!  It also shows the currents, but have found this feature to be useless.   I do all my crossing planning using these tools on OpenCPN.  I encourage everyone to do a deep dive into the capabilities of this very helpful tool.

Best.

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: AMEL orange boot stripe

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

I painted the boot stripe red, and just had it done in GelCoat.  I am looking forward to seeing the longevity of GelCoat vs paint.  The paint lasted about 2.5 years under the stern, but the bow still was looking great.  Not sure what paint was used when I had it painted in Trinidad 2.5 years ago.  Probably should have painted it the stock Orange like you are doing, but just liked red.  

Regarding the photo from Jose....  They always look beautiful splash day!  But, you don't know how good a job was done until 6 months later.  Or, unless you watch the workers every second, or just do it yourself. But, even then you probably will find the problems in 6 months.

Cheers,

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: Forward looking Sonar - Amel 54 - Echopilot FLS 2D frequency vs B&G Sonic Speed Sensors or Depth Sounders

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

To All, 

Google overlays is not difficult to read, and is sometimes the only option for a map.  In some places the maps are a 100 meters off.  Take a look at the entrance to Maupiha'a in the French Polynesia.  The entrance is a 30 meter wide channel, and only one place to get in and out.  Most maps are 100 meters off.  You can see the entrance clearly on google maps, and all the shallow areas in the middle of the atoll once inside.  It's nice having a moving map showing the entrance.  For this entrance the Navionics Maps were correct, but at the time I didn't have the google overlay, and I didn't know which map was correct. I had several maps, but which is correct?  If I had the google overlays then I wouldn't have had to wait 4 hours outside until someone informed me over VHF which map was correct.  

The wind was 35kts and kind of rough when we entered Maupiha'a.  Google Maps are just another tool that sailors can use to make sailing around the world a MUCH safer proposition.  Many boats that ended up on a reef could have been saved with a quick look at a google map while doing the planning.  And, please don't think it's like reading tea leaves, because it's more like a walk in the park.

I also use a Mac for OpenCPN.  I have never made a .kap file, I just go on line and search for .kap maps for the area I will be going.  And, I have found most of the maps I was looking for.  Currently I have 9GB of maps in my OpenCPN Folder.  And I have 3 or 4 maps for each area.

One more thing about OpenCPN.  It's got a great Climatology tool.  Shows all the paths of hurricanes, and typhoons over the past 30 years, and how strong and location each day of the year.  It also shows the normal winds for each day of the year,  which is great for planning ocean crossings!  It also shows the currents, but have found this feature to be useless.   I do all my crossing planning using these tools on OpenCPN.  I encourage everyone to do a deep dive into the capabilities of this very helpful tool.

Best.

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262

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