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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Locker

Craig Briggs
 

Mold in the chain locker is perhaps a bit of a "chicken-egg" conundrum - vent the locker and don't get mold in the first place. If there is mold, get rid of it and vent to prevent it from forming again.

No need to reconcile yourself to having a sealed "mold holding tank" as your chain locker.

Btw, we periodically "hired" a cruising family's child (7-9 year-olds work well) who fit into the chain locker and could scrub every corner. Also, if you're replacing rotted bow locker floors, that's the ideal time to remediate any old mold and add a vent.
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SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Locker

Mark Garver
 

Bill,

Thank you so much for that, my wife has a super sniffer and things like bleach and other smells impact her for days. You just saved me a boat project and an unhappy wife!

Best,

Mark and Jennifer Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM#105
Gloucester Point, VA

On Mar 12, 2021, at 10:23 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

I want to issue a small and maybe insignificant warning about venting the chain locker inside the boat.

Judy and I were aboard someone else's SM several years ago who was venting his chain locker into the boat. Judy is very sensitive to respiratory issues. She had a serious reaction to the mold that was being vented out of the chain locker and into the boat. I know this is fairly rare, but if you or someone aboard has ever had a reaction to airborne mold spores, please do not do this. It took a long time to clear this up.

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


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:12 AM Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Another option for keeping the chain locker vented - louvered cover. Switch back to original solid one when passage making.
Inexpensively done by local cabinet maker.
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SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL




Re: VHF Cable Replacement

Mark McGovern
 

Mark,

I replaced both at the same time.  I couldn't tell you if it "needed" to be changed out or not since I do not have the equipment to measure signal loss, but since I was upgrading the in-mast cable to much lower loss LMR-400-UF cable it just seemed counterproductive to leave the very high loss RG-58 cable in place.  I was running an NMEA 2000 backbone cable from the main mast to the nav station and new radar cable from the Mizzen to the nav station at the same time so I had the whole thing opened up anyway.  Actually still have it all opened up.

Mark

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Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: VHF Cable Replacement

Mark McGovern
 

Tom,

I just replaced my VHF and AIS antennas as well with the Shakespeare 5215.  The 5215 has a SO-239 connector on it.  That is a female connector so your cable will need the corresponding male connector called a PL-259 connector.  Your VHF Radio most likely has the same SO-239 connector on it so the other end of your cable will likely also need a PL-259 connector.

Mark
  
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Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Communication Service Clients AMEL / Communication about AMEL Customer service

Aras Grinius
 

It's the end of an era.   At least the Amel Group is still around.  Hopefully we can gather all documentation before the end of support.

Aras
Sharki #163 1988

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From: Club Amel <sav@...>
Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:24 AM
Subject: Communication Service Clients AMEL / Communication about AMEL Customer service
To: Aras Grinius <aras.grinius@...>


Cher propriétaire, Dear owner, L’ensemble de notre équipe a eu le plaisir de vous accompagner et de vous suivre dans votre expérience AMEL à travers les mers. Our team had the pleasure to follow you and to support you in your AMEL experience across t
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Cher Propriétaire,
Dear owner,

L’ensemble de notre équipe a eu le plaisir de vous accompagner et de vous suivre dans votre expérience AMEL à travers les mers.
Our team had the pleasure to follow you and to support you in your AMEL experience across the seas.

Mais c’est avec regret que nous vous informons qu’à compter du 1er janvier 2022, les Chantiers AMEL ne seront plus en mesure d’assurer l’assistance technique de ses bateaux les plus anciens. Sont concernés les modèles suivants :

Fango, Sharki, Mango, Meltem, Garbi, Euros 39, Euros 41, Kirk, et tous les autres modèles antérieurs à 1970.

But we regretfully have to inform you that as January 1, 2022, the AMEL Yard will no longer be able to provide technical assistance to its oldest boats. The following models are concerned:

Fango, Sharki, Mango, Meltem, Garbi, Euros 39, Euros 41, Kirk,
And former models before 1970
.


En effet, aujourd’hui, les pièces spécifiques AMEL de votre bateau ne sont plus disponibles au chantier et il nous est, de surcroît, impossible d’en fabriquer à l’identique, n’ayant plus l’outillage correspondant.
In fact, today, the specific AMEL parts for your boat are no longer available in our company and it’s impossible for us to manufacture them identically, since we no longer have the necessary tools.

Cependant, la plupart des réparations de votre bateau peuvent toujours être réalisées et prises en charge par des chantiers indépendants et une grande partie des pièces d’accastillage ou autres sont disponibles chez un grand nombre de shipchandlers.
However, most repairs to your boat can still be managed by independent boatyards and a lot of the hardware and other parts are available from many shipchandlers.

Nous vous invitons donc, dès janvier 2022, à vous adresser directement auprès de ces professionnels pour toute demande de support technique et non plus auprès de notre Service Client AMEL.
Consequently, from January 2022, we recommend you to contact these professionals directly for any support request, instead of the AMEL Customer Service.

Par ailleurs, nous avons mis en ligne l’ensemble des brochures concernant ces voiliers. Vous pourrez y accéder en cliquant sur le lien suivant :
We have posted all the brochures concerning these sailboats online. You can access the file by clicking on the following link:

Dossier brochures gamme voiliers AMEL

AMEL sailboat brochures folder

Nous restons à votre disposition jusqu’à la fin de l’année 2021 pour toute question à ce sujet, par email à l’adresse suivante : sav@....
We remain at your disposal until the end of 2021 for any question on this subject, by email at the following address: sav@...


Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension et vous souhaitons de continuer à vivre de belles navigations sur votre voilier AMEL.
We thank you for your understanding and wish you to continue to experience beautiful sailings on your AMEL boat.

Bien sincèrement,
Sincerely,
Emmanuel Poujeade
Directeur général
General manager
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© 2021 AMEL


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Aras Grinius


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Locker

 

I want to issue a small and maybe insignificant warning about venting the chain locker inside the boat.

Judy and I were aboard someone else's SM several years ago who was venting his chain locker into the boat. Judy is very sensitive to respiratory issues. She had a serious reaction to the mold that was being vented out of the chain locker and into the boat. I know this is fairly rare, but if you or someone aboard has ever had a reaction to airborne mold spores, please do not do this. It took a long time to clear this up.

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


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:12 AM Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Another option for keeping the chain locker vented - louvered cover. Switch back to original solid one when passage making.
Inexpensively done by local cabinet maker.

--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Locker

Craig Briggs
 

Another option for keeping the chain locker vented - louvered cover. Switch back to original solid one when passage making.
Inexpensively done by local cabinet maker.

--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Main sheet tackle broken catch

 

apologies, I meant to send the last email privately to Matti Lohikoski

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


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 9:52 AM Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Matti,

Here is a page from my Amel Book which shows where you can get one and an alternative one piece which will probably never break.

Oh, and you can get the printed book here: https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/amel-book.html
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 8:51 AM Matti Lohikoski <matti.lohikoski@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
when Olivier did the survey of Borador he noticed the "Main sheet tackle broken catch" was broken.
It seems to be a very difficult part to get and Amel does not have it.
Can anyone help with the size of the boom groove or the catch dimensions.
I would love to have it machined here in Finland rather than doing it with a disc grinder at site.




Matti Lohikoski SM#398


Re: Main sheet tackle broken catch

 

Matti,

Here is a page from my Amel Book which shows where you can get one and an alternative one piece which will probably never break.

Oh, and you can get the printed book here: https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/amel-book.html
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 8:51 AM Matti Lohikoski <matti.lohikoski@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
when Olivier did the survey of Borador he noticed the "Main sheet tackle broken catch" was broken.
It seems to be a very difficult part to get and Amel does not have it.
Can anyone help with the size of the boom groove or the catch dimensions.
I would love to have it machined here in Finland rather than doing it with a disc grinder at site.




Matti Lohikoski SM#398


Re: VHF Cable Replacement

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi Scott,

I have a SM and am replacing the VHF antenna. I bought a 5215, no cable. Can you give me specific info on what adapter you used? Does the adapter than hook up to RG-8X at the top? Or does the adapter come with sealed RG-8X that runs down to the base of the mast? I’m mostly concerned about minimizing connections at the top of the mast.

Thanks,
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


On Dec 13, 2020, at 12:44 AM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

I did the same. New RG-8X from new Shakespeare antenna all the way to the nav station. The original Amel way is to have a junction at the base of the mast, presumably so you can remove the mast without having to take out the antenna wire. If I ever need to remove the mast, I'll cut the coax and put the junction on.  Earlier I couldn't communicate with the admiral in a dinghy 300 meters away and now we can hear USCG broadcasts up to 200nm offshore. 

Connection at the antenna was taped with self-amalgamating rubber tape and then covered with 3M electrical tape. I even zip tied the electrical tape for good measure.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Main sheet tackle broken catch

Matti Lohikoski
 

Dear Amelians,
when Olivier did the survey of Borador he noticed the "Main sheet tackle broken catch" was broken.
It seems to be a very difficult part to get and Amel does not have it.
Can anyone help with the size of the boom groove or the catch dimensions.
I would love to have it machined here in Finland rather than doing it with a disc grinder at site.




Matti Lohikoski SM#398


Re: replacement relais for sidepower bowthruster on an 54

 

Martin,

I am not sure that Lior's seal information is complete. Amel installs neoprene seals externally and internally on this bow thruster's lower unit 60mm tube. Here is a page from my Amel Book which illustrates the seals that Amel SAV will ship you for your bow thruster.

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


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 5:42 AM Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:

Dear Bill, dear Lior,

thank you for pic and information! 

Martin

Mago del Sur 54#40


Re: Jib sheet traveller - resource for new spiral springs or rubber buffers

Martin Birkhoff
 

Dear Arno, Roque, Steve,

thanks for your helpful information.

Martin
Mago del Sur 54#40


Re: What is this?

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hi Ulrich, hi Ian,

this is an helpful information. One of the next to dos on my list is changing membranes!
Many thanks

Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: replacement relais for sidepower bowthruster on an 54

Martin Birkhoff
 

Dear Bill, dear Lior,

thank you for pic and information! 

Martin

Mago del Sur 54#40


Re: replacement relais for sidepower bowthruster on an 54

Lior Keydar
 

Dear Martin

I ordered the relais from Austria.
Side Power Art: 41371243   220 Euro
Side Power Art: 10013124   370 Euro (incl. the house of it)

I bought it from www.ascherl.at on 2017

I hope it helps.

Best
Lior, SHARONA A54 #18


Re: Housing for Climma Switch assembly

Ryan Meador
 

Hi Peter,

Coastal Climate Control in the US can likely set you up with a new control panel.  I had a broken one when I first bought my boat 3 years ago, and they had several replacement control panels available (none were identical to the original).  I ended up replacing the control boxes on the AC units in addition to the control panels so I could program them on a timer, but you might be able to just replace the panel.

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Salem, MA, USA


On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Peter,

I meant This Group when I said "here." I am sure someone has this control module because they replaced the entire unit.

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


On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 7:40 AM Peter de Groot <pandmdegroot@...> wrote:
Hi Bill,
I’m not sure what the “here” refers to in your post.  Missing a link perhaps?

la Querida has 3 self contained AC units each with their control switch set. The units only share the sea water pump circulation.

Peter
la Querida, SM #207 


Re: Jib sheet traveller - resource for new spiral springs or rubber buffers

Steve Bell s/y Dusk SM378
 

Hi
       We just oredered them direct from Antal.

Y-X1041 Y-X0113

DESCRIZIONE DESCRIPTION

SPRING FOR CARTER FOR GENOA CAR 40X8(MAT18)

WASHER FIBRE 8X17X0,5



Regards

Steve

Dusk sm 378




Re: Galley sink drain

Paul Guenette
 

Hi Alan,

I was onboard Rascal SM-404 a few years ago. One of the previous owners had installed a grey water sump kit, (like an off the shelf marine shower / grey water sump kit), under the galley sink which then was plumbed into a Y installed prior to hull the exit point of the main through hull. It was a simple set up which seemed to work well and did not require adding another through hull. 

Paul
Aramis SM-444
Comox, BC, Canada


Re: Galley sink drain

Dennis Johns
 

Hi Alan, I have a Maramu so I don't know if this suggestion applies.  Our aft head sink drains to the sea in a thru hull port amidships.  Don't know where the SM aft sink drains but you might want to check if you can "T" your galley drain (with the 'Y" valve as you propose) into that aft drain line.

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu 121



On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 12:54 AM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hello Amelians,

This is actually an old topic, but I couldn't find any definitive answers.
For years we have been rinsing dishes and emptying coffee grounds in the cockpit to avoid fouling the grey water "tank", and I'm tired of that inconvenience.
Has anyone in the group installed a thru hull in a SM to drain the galley sink directly to the sea?
If so, where did you locate the thru hull, as it is almost impossible to have it on the centreline?
Did you have issues on stbd tack with water coming up through the drain?
Clearly any thru hull needs a valve to close it off, so that would solve that issue, but I also thought of having a 3 way valve so the drain could be diverted to the grey water tank when at sea.
Any advice/ ideas welcome.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

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