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Re: Vindvane on a 54?

Randall Walker
 


Hey Martin,

I believe when the solar panels and wind generators went on, the run your autopilot full time was less of an energy issue.
But with the newer tender davit, the hydrovane just had to go.
My opinion is the Hydrovane would spend way to much time popping up out of the water on a 54.
Just work toward good electrical power.
Randall
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On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 8:52 PM Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:

Randall,
did the former owner say something about his experiences? 

I would expect - as Bill said - the 54 to be to big to be steered by a windvane. 
But because we made good experiences using a Windpilot Pacific and knowing that there are some big boats up to 60 feet with wind gear its interesting to know more if possible.

Martin
Mago del Sur 54#40


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

Thank You so much.

Nice Idea.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

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Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:55 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Super Maramu interior upgrades

 

Eric,
Not sure if this is a physical upgrade you were looking for but it is the first thing I would recommend to other Amel SM owners.  (Below is a cut and paste of an earlier post updated with new links to Google photos rather than Dropbox and a sink insert drying rack)

We thought we would share a solution we found for the slippery Corian-like counter tops.  OXO "Good Grip" silicone drying mats.  Advantages--

 

  • they are designed to contain liquids or other spilled substances
  • almost perfectly pre-sized for the SM counters.  We bought 5 "Large"; 1 "Square"; and 2 "Rectangular" --16.9" x 12.5"; 12" x 12"; 17" x 6".
  •  easy to clean, food safe silicone
  • withstand up to 425F, so you can set a hot pan on them
  • neutral color, durable, non-staining (after several months of use you can remove deposits with vinegar
  • highly slip resistant and you can still use a regular cutting board and drying rack on top of them
  • relatively inexpensive--we bought all 8 from Amazon for $121 

The 12x12 that goes over the pantry lid may be harder to find these days.

 

Google Photo pics (click for larger image/slide show)-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/K7s6QjZxd4rPPwuV7   (BTW coffee cups are Ikea)

We used 5 of the large because our dishwasher was converted to a toploading fridge.  Not sure of the dimension size of the dishwasher.

We also use a drying rack with silicone sides (can be collapsed) that we constantly keep inserted in the left kitchen sink.  The silicone keeps it firmly wedged and prevents any wear or marks and the bottom is held about 1" above the drain of the sink.  It really controls any items that you might want to dry or drain while underway and we use it at anchor or dock as well.  We purchased it at The Container store, model info is in photo https://photos.app.goo.gl/WbuW57fAeCYpgero9

Suzanne and Bob

SM 429 KAIMI 


Re: Sub-Group - Commercial

Eric Freedman
 

Thank You Bill.

 

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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sub-Group - Commercial

 

Eric,

 

You were not a member of ShareParts. I just changed that.

 

You can post in share parts by emailing this email address...it will post your email: ShareParts@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

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On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 11:51 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

I would like to list my Yanmar 4jh3hte for sale it is in perfect working order .

I cannot seem to find a link to add items for sale.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Sub-Group - Commercial

 

After a lengthy trial, I have closed the Commerical Sub-Group. About 95% of the activity was at least 1 SPAM message a day, which I had to filter and manually delete. 

 

We tried, but it was much more trouble than it was worth.

 

We have 2 active Sub Groups: Yachts For Sale and Share Parts. Of these, Yachts for Sale is by far the most active.

 

Bill

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Re: Another mystery parts question

Wolfgang Weber <webercardio@...>
 

Yes, the bolt for using with line cutter has a V-cut at the head of the bolt. So this was perhaps before adding the line-cutter
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162




Re: Another mystery parts question

Ian Townsend
 

No, the plug cannot be used for that in any way. It's just a bolt-type plug with an o-ring to create the seal. 

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Feb 20, 2021, at 3:32 PM, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Thanks for that. That plug is as alternative when you do not have the line cutter installed I presume?

Regards,

Arno


Re: Another mystery parts question

Arno Luijten
 

Thanks for that. That plug is as alternative when you do not have the line cutter installed I presume?

Regards,

Arno


Re: Vindvane on a 54?

Wolfgang Weber <webercardio@...>
 

Hi Martin,
I had this question to the group some years ago and Olivier responded - windvane not recommended. 
Perhaps you will find it in the mails.
Greetings to Anke, 
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel54#162





Re: Vindvane on a 54?

Martin Birkhoff
 

Randall,
did the former owner say something about his experiences? 

I would expect - as Bill said - the 54 to be to big to be steered by a windvane. 
But because we made good experiences using a Windpilot Pacific and knowing that there are some big boats up to 60 feet with wind gear its interesting to know more if possible.

Martin
Mago del Sur 54#40


Re: Another mystery parts question

Wolfgang Weber <webercardio@...>
 

The first should be used in connection with a accu screw driver and could be used for the genua/staysail manual furling.
The secound is already described.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162





Re: Foredeck dinghy cradle

Ian Townsend
 

We use the same tie-down arrangement. The only extra thing we do is to minimize lateral motion, we loop a line around the pontoons, back to the mast step through a block (or shackle) and up to the cleat on the mast. It works well for us. 

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Feb 20, 2021, at 1:09 PM, Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...> wrote:

On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 05:11 AM, michael winand wrote:
Thanks Bill,  some photos would be appreciated. We have the same AB.
Michael Nebo sm251 
In the category of "better late than never", here are pictures of the tie down scheme we are using for our AB 9.5 on the foredeck.  It seems secure, i can't move it throwing my weight against it. Like any "bottom-up" inflatable tie, the lines would need to be tightened if the temperature dropped and the tubes softened.  All the lines are secured with "trucker hitches" to make this easy.  Tying like this avoids the need to add tie down strong points to the deck.

Visibility is pretty good. When standing at the helm working close quarters, I can see the bow better with the dinghy here than I can see the stern with the dinghy on the aft deck. Sitting at the helm give a good view of the horizon. While sitting, there is a longer blind spot on the surface directly in front of the boat.

We are getting ready for our first passage with this arrangement, so we'll see.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA
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Re: Another mystery parts question

Ian Townsend
 

The bottom part is the oil drain plug bolt for the C-Drive. 

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Feb 20, 2021, at 2:08 PM, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Dear Forum,

In my never ending attempts to keep the boat organized I encountered the following parts that seem to be useful on a A54 but I don’t know for what.
Can someone enlighten me?

Thanks in advance

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121 

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Another mystery parts question

Arno Luijten
 

Dear Forum,

In my never ending attempts to keep the boat organized I encountered the following parts that seem to be useful on a A54 but I don’t know for what.
Can someone enlighten me?

Thanks in advance

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121 


Re: Vindvane on a 54?

 

At some point in size, quality, and elegance wind vanes are not used. Surly the Amel 54 is over that line.

Bill
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On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 12:07 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Martin I’m not sure there’s a windvane that can handle a 54


On Feb 20, 2021, at 1:46 PM, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:



To all owners of a 54,
did anyone try to fit a 54 with a vindvane? I do not rmember clearly but I think I have seen pics of an 54 steered by a vindvane.

Thanks

Martin 

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Sub-Group - Commercial

 

Eric,

You were not a member of ShareParts. I just changed that.

You can post in share parts by emailing this email address...it will post your email: ShareParts@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 11:51 AM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Bill,

I would like to list my Yanmar 4jh3hte for sale it is in perfect working order .

I cannot seem to find a link to add items for sale.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 9:17 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Sub-Group - Commercial

 

After a lengthy trial, I have closed the Commerical Sub-Group. About 95% of the activity was at least 1 SPAM message a day, which I had to filter and manually delete. 

 

We tried, but it was much more trouble than it was worth.

 

We have 2 active Sub Groups: Yachts For Sale and Share Parts. Of these, Yachts for Sale is by far the most active.

 

Bill

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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

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Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Quetzal Upgrade 

Am 20.02.2021 18:55 schrieb rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@...>:

Eric,
Not sure if this is a physical upgrade you were looking for but it is the first thing I would recommend to other Amel SM owners.  (Below is a cut and paste of an earlier post updated with new links to Google photos rather than Dropbox and a sink insert drying rack)

We thought we would share a solution we found for the slippery Corian-like counter tops.  OXO "Good Grip" silicone drying mats.  Advantages--

 

  • they are designed to contain liquids or other spilled substances
  • almost perfectly pre-sized for the SM counters.  We bought 5 "Large"; 1 "Square"; and 2 "Rectangular" --16.9" x 12.5"; 12" x 12"; 17" x 6".
  •  easy to clean, food safe silicone
  • withstand up to 425F, so you can set a hot pan on them
  • neutral color, durable, non-staining (after several months of use you can remove deposits with vinegar
  • highly slip resistant and you can still use a regular cutting board and drying rack on top of them
  • relatively inexpensive--we bought all 8 from Amazon for $121 
The 12x12 that goes over the pantry lid may be harder to find these days.

 

Google Photo pics (click for larger image/slide show)-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/K7s6QjZxd4rPPwuV7   (BTW coffee cups are Ikea)

We used 5 of the large because our dishwasher was converted to a toploading fridge.  Not sure of the dimension size of the dishwasher.

We also use a drying rack with silicone sides (can be collapsed) that we constantly keep inserted in the left kitchen sink.  The silicone keeps it firmly wedged and prevents any wear or marks and the bottom is held about 1" above the drain of the sink.  It really controls any items that you might want to dry or drain while underway and we use it at anchor or dock as well.  We purchased it at The Container store, model info is in photo https://photos.app.goo.gl/WbuW57fAeCYpgero9

Suzanne and Bob

SM 429 KAIMI 



Re: Foredeck dinghy cradle

Bill Kinney
 

On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 05:11 AM, michael winand wrote:
Thanks Bill,  some photos would be appreciated. We have the same AB.
Michael Nebo sm251 
In the category of "better late than never", here are pictures of the tie down scheme we are using for our AB 9.5 on the foredeck.  It seems secure, i can't move it throwing my weight against it. Like any "bottom-up" inflatable tie, the lines would need to be tightened if the temperature dropped and the tubes softened.  All the lines are secured with "trucker hitches" to make this easy.  Tying like this avoids the need to add tie down strong points to the deck.

Visibility is pretty good. When standing at the helm working close quarters, I can see the bow better with the dinghy here than I can see the stern with the dinghy on the aft deck. Sitting at the helm give a good view of the horizon. While sitting, there is a longer blind spot on the surface directly in front of the boat.

We are getting ready for our first passage with this arrangement, so we'll see.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Vindvane on a 54?

Courtney Gorman
 

Martin I’m not sure there’s a windvane that can handle a 54


On Feb 20, 2021, at 1:46 PM, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:



To all owners of a 54,
did anyone try to fit a 54 with a vindvane? I do not rmember clearly but I think I have seen pics of an 54 steered by a vindvane.

Thanks

Martin 

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Vindvane on a 54?

Randall Walker
 

Martin,
This was on my boat by the previous owner.


Randall
A54#56


On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 6:46 PM Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:

To all owners of a 54,
did anyone try to fit a 54 with a vindvane? I do not rmember clearly but I think I have seen pics of an 54 steered by a vindvane.

Thanks

Martin 

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Super Maramu interior upgrades

rossirossix4
 

Eric,
Not sure if this is a physical upgrade you were looking for but it is the first thing I would recommend to other Amel SM owners.  (Below is a cut and paste of an earlier post updated with new links to Google photos rather than Dropbox and a sink insert drying rack)

We thought we would share a solution we found for the slippery Corian-like counter tops.  OXO "Good Grip" silicone drying mats.  Advantages--

 

  • they are designed to contain liquids or other spilled substances
  • almost perfectly pre-sized for the SM counters.  We bought 5 "Large"; 1 "Square"; and 2 "Rectangular" --16.9" x 12.5"; 12" x 12"; 17" x 6".
  •  easy to clean, food safe silicone
  • withstand up to 425F, so you can set a hot pan on them
  • neutral color, durable, non-staining (after several months of use you can remove deposits with vinegar
  • highly slip resistant and you can still use a regular cutting board and drying rack on top of them
  • relatively inexpensive--we bought all 8 from Amazon for $121 
The 12x12 that goes over the pantry lid may be harder to find these days.

 

Google Photo pics (click for larger image/slide show)-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/K7s6QjZxd4rPPwuV7   (BTW coffee cups are Ikea)

We used 5 of the large because our dishwasher was converted to a toploading fridge.  Not sure of the dimension size of the dishwasher.

We also use a drying rack with silicone sides (can be collapsed) that we constantly keep inserted in the left kitchen sink.  The silicone keeps it firmly wedged and prevents any wear or marks and the bottom is held about 1" above the drain of the sink.  It really controls any items that you might want to dry or drain while underway and we use it at anchor or dock as well.  We purchased it at The Container store, model info is in photo https://photos.app.goo.gl/WbuW57fAeCYpgero9

Suzanne and Bob

SM 429 KAIMI 


Re: Sub-Group - Commercial

Eric Freedman
 

Hi Bill,

I would like to list my Yanmar 4jh3hte for sale it is in perfect working order .

I cannot seem to find a link to add items for sale.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Monday, February 01, 2021 9:17 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Sub-Group - Commercial

 

After a lengthy trial, I have closed the Commerical Sub-Group. About 95% of the activity was at least 1 SPAM message a day, which I had to filter and manually delete. 

 

We tried, but it was much more trouble than it was worth.

 

We have 2 active Sub Groups: Yachts For Sale and Share Parts. Of these, Yachts for Sale is by far the most active.

 

Bill

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

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