Date   

What is this pole for?

Rob Hughes
 

found this in the aft locker on our SM. does anyone know what it is for? it is 85 inches long


Re: Another secret question...

Nicolas Klene
 

Just in case the previous owner forgot in there , I need to check the spot !
laixoi@...
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Another secret question...

Lior Keydar
 

hi

please, can someone email it also to me?

lior246@...

thanks a lot
lior A54 #18


Re: Fuel Bladder on the aft cabin top

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks Eric!!! I learned a few things J

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 5:05 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Fuel Bladder on the aft cabin top

 

Hi Mark,

We usually mount a 50-gallon bladder to the cabin top in addition to having 2 aluminum 40 gallon tanks fitted into the life raft locker.

50 Gallons of diesel weighs about 350 pounds. That is not much weight considering the size of the tank.

The tank is tied to the rails using line with a wrap around the mizzen. We also use the supplied mounting straps and zip tie them closed as they have had a tendency to loosen.

We only do the final tightening of the straps and lines when the tank it totally full.

 

We use only one hose to fill  and empty the bladder. We used to fill the galley garbage can and with the use of a jabsco vane puppy pump we filled the bladder. When the bladder starts to get full we “Burp” the tank by jiggling the tank and reversing the pump to get the air out. I had Amel fit a 24-volt waterproof outlet in the cockpit .

The tank we use is the commercial Nauta tank fitted with bronze fittings. The regular Nauta tank used to weep diesel.

I fitted an elbow and fuel hose to the tank which ended with a locking ball valve . When it is time to empty the tank we just add a piece of hose and dump the entire tank into the main tank.

 

We now fill one of the auxiliary tanks with 40 gallons of diesel and while pumping the bladder we add the additional 10 gallons.

 

It is very important to have the tank very full without any air , it must be tied and strapped down tight, Never empty the tank partially. When the tank is totally full it is hard and does not move one inch.

 

I have been doing this for many years in all sea states. We just make it a practice to empty it as soon as we need 50 gallons. We then hold it up to get the last drop out , fold it up and put it into the port cockpit locker.

We also wrap the locking ball valve with foam rubber when it is on deck and when we put it away.

 

 

 


Re: Another secret question...

Mark Erdos
 

Good idea!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 3:03 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Another secret question...

 

Maybe we should have Zoom meeting about secret spots! Invitation only. 🤣

Ian & Margaret

S/V Loca Lola II 

SM153


On Apr 5, 2021, at 8:27 PM, Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

I think the SM has a very different place than the 54.  Can a SM owner directly reply to the SM requests?  

 

Porter McRoberts 

S/V IBIS A54-152

 



On Apr 5, 2021, at 12:42 PM, James via groups.io <jamestim@...> wrote:

Hi all..

Would also love to know more about secret 'Amel hiding places!'

I like to think I know my boat, but I'd LOVE to know what I may not know!!

Thanks guys!!

SV TITANIUM SM2K#260


Re: Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

Mark Erdos
 

I am not very familiar with Volvo but Yanmar have a fuse in the panel. Is the starter getting getting voltage when the key is turned to crank?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Hans-Joerg Wildhagen
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 11:15 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

 

Hi Mark

Thanks for the response.

Hope you and your wife are well in Tahiti.

The engine doesn't crank.

I turn the key to position 1.

The leds flashing around and the ventilator starts.

When all LEDs are out I turn the key to position 3 and nothing is happen. The ventilator stopps too.

BR Hans

 

Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> schrieb am Mo., 5. Apr. 2021, 15:54:

Hans,

 

When you say it doesn’t start, can you be more specific. It doesn’t crank or it cranks and will not fire?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Hans-Joerg Wildhagen
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 8:52 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

 

Hello, looking for some troubleshooting tips for my Volvo penta on my 55#13

 

After replacing the starter battery the engine doesn't start. May be my last try to start the engine with the old starter battery was damaging the pcu. I measure at pin B32 only 10.5 Volt. All the relays and fuses are ok.

 

In the engine room I find a box 12 and 24 Volt with Murphy Relais. I think this is for the two alternators.

 

Any help is very much appreciated.

 

Hans

SY Wasabi

Isla Bastimentos


Fuel Bladder on the aft cabin top

Eric Freedman
 

Sorry,

The internet is terribly slow here and I ave to send multiple emails.

 

 

 

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Fuel Bladder on the aft cabin top

Eric Freedman
 

Hi Mark,

We usually mount a 50-gallon bladder to the cabin top in addition to having 2 aluminum 40 gallon tanks fitted into the life raft locker.

50 Gallons of diesel weighs about 350 pounds. That is not much weight considering the size of the tank.

The tank is tied to the rails using line with a wrap around the mizzen. We also use the supplied mounting straps and zip tie them closed as they have had a tendency to loosen.

We only do the final tightening of the straps and lines when the tank it totally full.

 

We use only one hose to fill  and empty the bladder. We used to fill the galley garbage can and with the use of a jabsco vane puppy pump we filled the bladder. When the bladder starts to get full we “Burp” the tank by jiggling the tank and reversing the pump to get the air out. I had Amel fit a 24-volt waterproof outlet in the cockpit .

The tank we use is the commercial Nauta tank fitted with bronze fittings. The regular Nauta tank used to weep diesel.

I fitted an elbow and fuel hose to the tank which ended with a locking ball valve . When it is time to empty the tank we just add a piece of hose and dump the entire tank into the main tank.

 

We now fill one of the auxiliary tanks with 40 gallons of diesel and while pumping the bladder we add the additional 10 gallons.

 

It is very important to have the tank very full without any air , it must be tied and strapped down tight, Never empty the tank partially. When the tank is totally full it is hard and does not move one inch.

 

I have been doing this for many years in all sea states. We just make it a practice to empty it as soon as we need 50 gallons. We then hold it up to get the last drop out , fold it up and put it into the port cockpit locker.

We also wrap the locking ball valve with foam rubber when it is on deck and when we put it away.

 

 

 


Re: cover up holes of instruments

Eric Freedman
 

Nice Job !

Fair  Winds,

Eric

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Matt & Michelle Day
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 6:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] cover up holes of instruments

 

Lovely job!

We are in the middle of doing the same refit.

Looked at several different materials and settled on King Starboard.  You can get just about any color, size and thickness you want. 

We went with black, intentionally trying to contrast with the original helm color.  The thickness used was 3/8 inch.  The finish is matte, so we minimize glare.  The material is stable and can be worked with standard work working tools.

Matt
Talia SM#208   


Re: Another secret question...

Ian Townsend
 

Maybe we should have Zoom meeting about secret spots! Invitation only. 🤣

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Apr 5, 2021, at 8:27 PM, Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

I think the SM has a very different place than the 54.  Can a SM owner directly reply to the SM requests?  

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152


On Apr 5, 2021, at 12:42 PM, James via groups.io <jamestim@...> wrote:

Hi all..

Would also love to know more about secret 'Amel hiding places!'

I like to think I know my boat, but I'd LOVE to know what I may not know!!

Thanks guys!!

SV TITANIUM SM2K#260


Re: Inside Tips - "How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel" - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube - Sat, 04/10/2021 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

Craig Briggs
 

So in that case, Joel, maybe you should just stick to American - nobody knows nor cares what a bloody "jubilee clip" is, anyway!
Cheers, Craig
--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Another secret question...

Porter McRoberts
 

I think the SM has a very different place than the 54.  Can a SM owner directly reply to the SM requests?  

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152


On Apr 5, 2021, at 12:42 PM, James via groups.io <jamestim@...> wrote:

Hi all..

Would also love to know more about secret 'Amel hiding places!'

I like to think I know my boat, but I'd LOVE to know what I may not know!!

Thanks guys!!

SV TITANIUM SM2K#260


Re: Another secret question...

James
 

Hi all..

Would also love to know more about secret 'Amel hiding places!'

I like to think I know my boat, but I'd LOVE to know what I may not know!!

Thanks guys!!

SV TITANIUM SM2K#260


Re: cover up holes of instruments

Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia
 

Lovely job!

We are in the middle of doing the same refit.

Looked at several different materials and settled on King Starboard.  You can get just about any color, size and thickness you want. 

We went with black, intentionally trying to contrast with the original helm color.  The thickness used was 3/8 inch.  The finish is matte, so we minimize glare.  The material is stable and can be worked with standard work working tools.

Matt
Talia SM#208   


Re: Eumenia Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Dan Carlson
 

Thank you Gary, Alexander an Leopold for all of the responses. And particularly for the additional details on the part and access. 

I have added the capacitor to my shopping list and hopefully my daughter will be able to bring it when she visits in a couple of weeks. 

I have seen the instructions for access and removal of the dishwasher and did not want to undertake that until I had a good idea of what I should be looking for and what parts I should need to complete the job. 

Thanks and best regards, 
Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe, SM #387




On Mon, Apr 5, 2021, 3:49 PM Gary Silver via groups.io <garysilver=mac.com@groups.io> wrote:
Pics of Start/Run Capacitor on dishwasher: Pic 2:  Faulty one is as removed with case bulging and distorted.  Pic 1 shows location at the back of the enclosure, (note sheet metal screw below arrowhead (on of two) that I had to remove from below the dishwasher to allow the bottom of the enclosure to drop enough to get my hand in to remove/replace the capacitor.   Gary


Re: cover up holes of instruments

michael winand
 

This is how we covered up the old instruments, 

Michael  Nebo sm251 


On Tue, 6 Apr 2021 at 7:31 am, Eloi Bamberg
<eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hallo,
I will replace all of the old navigation electronics by new B&G: 1 triton above the chart table and 2 of them in the cockpit (plus a zeus 3s 12"). An suggestions to cover up all those holes remaining from the old instruments and screens, above the chart table and in the cockpit.

Thanks,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


cover up holes of instruments

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hallo,
I will replace all of the old navigation electronics by new B&G: 1 triton above the chart table and 2 of them in the cockpit (plus a zeus 3s 12"). An suggestions to cover up all those holes remaining from the old instruments and screens, above the chart table and in the cockpit.

Thanks,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Re: Inside Tips - "How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel" - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube - Sat, 04/10/2021 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

amelforme
 

Hello Xavier and my friend Craig Briggs gives me too much credit. My French is not good enough to try to do a “simulcast” in French and English. Perhaps you could have a friend who is bi-lingual watch the zoom meeting with you and translate the parts you don’t quite understand.

 

Sorry to not be able to accommodate you.

 

All the best,

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Xavier Geiler via groups.io
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 9:01 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Inside Tips - "How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel" - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube - Sat, 04/10/2021 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

 

hi

 

i will look this event with you tube

 

i am afraid my english or my american is not good enough to understand easily directly with a zoom meeting 

 

have a good day

 

best regards 

 

xavier  

Envoyé de mon iPhone



Le 3 avr. 2021 à 22:00, main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io> a écrit :



Reminder: Inside Tips - "How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel" - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube

When: Saturday, 10 April 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT+00:00) Etc/GMT

Where:Internet Worldwide at 2000 hours UTC

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Bill Rouse brouse@... 8323804970

Description:

All,

 

It is my true pleasure to announce our next ZOOM meeting for 10 April at 2000 UTC.

 

The Subject of this meeting is “How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel." Included will be tips from one of the world's most experienced Amel brokers, Joel Potter.

 

I asked Joel Potter to place some of his Amel knowledge and his love of the brand aside for this ZOOM meeting. I asked Joel to use his experience to help you understand how to best work with a yacht broker as a Buyer and as a Seller. I also asked him to provide you with some inside information and tips on how to work with any broker. I do not think that you will find this “inside information” and tips anywhere.

If you own an Amel, someday you will be selling her and a few tips can be worth thousands. If you plan on buying an Amel, chances are you will hear advice that will be “priceless.”

 

Joel Potter began his Amel selling career 40 years ago in 1981. Since that time and up to the present Joel has sold Amel yachts, almost exclusively. In 2015, Joel retired from selling new Amel boats after nearly 35 years of being Amels exclusive representative for all of North America in order to concentrate on selling preowned Amel boats.   

 

Joel has sold some Amels multiple times, first when they were new and up to 6 times as resales. Without a doubt, Joel knows Amels and he is one of the few brokers in the world that I recommend. Joel is amazingly linked to Amel and one of Amel’s biggest supporters. Joel has also personally owned two Super Maramus and an Amel 54.

Date and Time:

Amel Yacht Owners' Group April Gathering: Time: Apr 10, 2021 20:00 GMT

The zoom link is: 

To Join the Zoom Meeting, click on this link.
If you do not have ZOOM loaded on your device, this link will guide you through the process.

https://epfl.zoom.us/j/83328154757?pwd=NFRVOXNuRTI0ZTY4d09HOEZHVjFoZz09

 

You do not need the following if you use the link above
Meeting ID: 833 2815 4757 Passcode: 550827

 

You can also view the meeting with YouTube either during the meeting or afterward.
YouTube link is:
 https://youtu.be/AiFLSZQGaIM


Re: Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

Hans-Joerg Wildhagen
 

Hi Mark
Thanks for the response.
Hope you and your wife are well in Tahiti.
The engine doesn't crank.
I turn the key to position 1.
The leds flashing around and the ventilator starts.
When all LEDs are out I turn the key to position 3 and nothing is happen. The ventilator stopps too.
BR Hans

Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> schrieb am Mo., 5. Apr. 2021, 15:54:

Hans,

 

When you say it doesn’t start, can you be more specific. It doesn’t crank or it cranks and will not fire?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Hans-Joerg Wildhagen
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 8:52 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

 

Hello, looking for some troubleshooting tips for my Volvo penta on my 55#13

 

After replacing the starter battery the engine doesn't start. May be my last try to start the engine with the old starter battery was damaging the pcu. I measure at pin B32 only 10.5 Volt. All the relays and fuses are ok.

 

In the engine room I find a box 12 and 24 Volt with Murphy Relais. I think this is for the two alternators.

 

Any help is very much appreciated.

 

Hans

SY Wasabi

Isla Bastimentos


Re: Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

Mark Erdos
 

Hans,

 

When you say it doesn’t start, can you be more specific. It doesn’t crank or it cranks and will not fire?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Hans-Joerg Wildhagen
Sent: Monday, April 5, 2021 8:52 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo penta D3 110 I-D

 

Hello, looking for some troubleshooting tips for my Volvo penta on my 55#13

 

After replacing the starter battery the engine doesn't start. May be my last try to start the engine with the old starter battery was damaging the pcu. I measure at pin B32 only 10.5 Volt. All the relays and fuses are ok.

 

In the engine room I find a box 12 and 24 Volt with Murphy Relais. I think this is for the two alternators.

 

Any help is very much appreciated.

 

Hans

SY Wasabi

Isla Bastimentos

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