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Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hello Victor,
I had the same answer from Amel in Hyeres. Seanergie is the new name of a company named "Rousseau" before. They are well known round here and I think they did a lot of Amels. After some phone calls with them I decided to go with them (appointment in July) . They use Acmo hardware and do there own crimping with cables from WDI from Germany. 

regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion 


Re: Attention Victor Molero - Super Maramu Cockpit Closing

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Hello Elja.
Sorry that I haven't been able to answer you before. 
Do you have plans to come to Corfú? The closing is quite heavy and I don't have a car to take it to the post office...
Victor 

El sáb, 10 abr 2021 a las 17:15, Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222 (<Bijorka@...>) escribió:
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I am intrestet too
Elja
SM Balu
Greece Kalamata



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Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Hello all.
I plan to have a rigging survey and probably its replacement in the coming months. I contacted Amel in Hyers (South France) and they told me that they do not do this type of job anymore, recommending me a company called Seanergies. Does anyone know the company? Is it reliable? I am concerned because when I asked Bill Rouse he told me that he didn't know them, and that's not a good sign...
Any comments or recommendations will be very welcome.
Victor 
SM314 Alendoy


Re: Unknown Item

Jean Boucharlat
 

Tom and Bill,

 

Ir is indeed a voltage regulator intended to protect filament bulbs (particularly the tricolor) mounted on the mast. I had the exactly same installation on my SM 232.

 

Jean Boucharlat

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: mercredi 14 avril 2021 17:16
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Unknown Item

 

Tom,

 

Is it possibly a voltage regulator someone installed for LED mast lighting?

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 9:39 AM Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:

Hi all,
While putting in a new VHF antenna I noticed this electrical black box at the base of the mast. It seems to have cooling fins, with five wires coming in from the mast. Is it a remnant of the old B&G instrument system?

Thanks as always. 
--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

 

Nick,

If you specify mechanical fittings with ACMO, they will make your rigging kit with mechanical fittings where possible. You will find that mechanical fittings are not possible at all terminations. This is probably another reason to use ACMO to supply the rigging kit.

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


On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 8:26 AM Nicolas Klene via groups.io <laixoi=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Joel
As my boat is already 16yo (2005) I’m actively looking at re rigging it.I will certainly follow Bill’s advice to use ACMO but having had a look at your link on mechanical end fittings from « Stalok » , I would like to ask you if they can be fitted to ACMO rigging . When ordering the rigging one would have to mention that one is using it’s own fittings ? How would it work then ?
best regards
Nick 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Unknown Item

 

Tom,

Is it possibly a voltage regulator someone installed for LED mast lighting?

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


On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 9:39 AM Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:

Hi all,
While putting in a new VHF antenna I noticed this electrical black box at the base of the mast. It seems to have cooling fins, with five wires coming in from the mast. Is it a remnant of the old B&G instrument system?

Thanks as always. 
--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

amelforme
 

Hello Nicolas. I have never had a need to contact or work with ACMO but I know plenty of people who have who praise them uniformly with the possible exception of the time it takes to get an order fulfilled. Good people are always the busiest…

 

I know that ACMO offers mechanical end fittings at a substantial markup over swages. In my opinion they are more than worth  it. I have never seen or heard of a mechanical fitting that failed without outside provocation.

 

As I have mentioned, I used to be a rigger as a teenager and qualified for the job only because I weighed 75 LBS. and I could be put up to the masthead easier than anyone else. I was too young to know I would die one day so I fearlessly/stupidly engaged in antics that could have brought that moment in time sooner rather than later. I did learn a lot from very experienced adults in the shop. I have a great appreciation for riggers that know their stuff and practice it professionally.

 

I have been providing clients to Roger and Nance and Underwood rigging here in Fort Lauderdale almost since I sold my first Amel 40 years ago. I echo the praise they get on this owners group because they deeply deserve it. I have never had a dissatisfied customer that Nance and Underwood assisted. They are not the ones for you as they are an ocean away.

 

As you search for solutions to your rigging challenges, talk to everyone who will listen to you. Find a group of professional riggers who earn your confidence and have buckets full of people who recommend them. In my more than four decades of selling offshore cruising yachts exclusively, I have learned many of the most important things to keep in mind. First, keep the water on the outside of the boat. All of it. Second, don’t ever lose your steering. Ever. Third, having your rig come down will wreck your day and might even kill you.

 

Good luck with your rigging.

 

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 Nicolas Klene via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] ACMO and mechanical end fittings

 

Hello Joel
As my boat is already 16yo (2005) I’m actively looking at re rigging it.I will certainly follow Bill’s advice to use ACMO but having had a look at your link on mechanical end fittings from « Stalok » , I would like to ask you if they can be fitted to ACMO rigging . When ordering the rigging one would have to mention that one is using it’s own fittings ? How would it work then ?
best regards
Nick 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Unknown Item

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi all,
While putting in a new VHF antenna I noticed this electrical black box at the base of the mast. It seems to have cooling fins, with five wires coming in from the mast. Is it a remnant of the old B&G instrument system?

Thanks as always. 
--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Slavko Despotovic
 

Hi Ken,

thank you for video. Did I miss it, where is starting battery for engine and generator? 
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: New LiFePO4 Batteries for Aquarius

Jason Rutledge
 

Ken,

Thank you for the video.  I sent them an email asking for a quote.  I appreciated seeing how you had everything connected, very informative. 

--
Jason Rutledge
SV Liahona
SM 335


Re: ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Courtney Gorman
 

Yes they can for between 100 and 200 euros


-----Original Message-----
From: Nicolas Klene via groups.io <laixoi@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Wed, Apr 14, 2021 9:25 am
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Hello Joel
As my boat is already 16yo (2005) I’m actively looking at re rigging it.I will certainly follow Bill’s advice to use ACMO but having had a look at your link on mechanical end fittings from « Stalok » , I would like to ask you if they can be fitted to ACMO rigging . When ordering the rigging one would have to mention that one is using it’s own fittings ? How would it work then ?
best regards
Nick 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: European Fire Extinguishers

Arno Luijten
 

At that age you won’t find anyone re-certify those things anymore. 

I’m on Saint Martin and the fire guy there did not even look twice at those things and I had them replaced with new versions of the same. 


Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


ACMO and mechanical end fittings

Nicolas Klene
 

Hello Joel
As my boat is already 16yo (2005) I’m actively looking at re rigging it.I will certainly follow Bill’s advice to use ACMO but having had a look at your link on mechanical end fittings from « Stalok » , I would like to ask you if they can be fitted to ACMO rigging . When ordering the rigging one would have to mention that one is using it’s own fittings ? How would it work then ?
best regards
Nick 
--
Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Leaking deck hatch latch

Bob Grey
 

Hi, replaced the Oring, leak solved.


Re: Boom Outhaul

Bob Grey
 

This is a common problem I have experienced with the outhaul rope getting salt saturated and tightening up and causing the thermal cutouts to stop the outhaul, as the rope is too tight, just loosen the rope. There is a small 4 mm rope that connects the 12 mm outhaul rope to the track car, this needs to retied.

the same problem occurs if the Vang is over tightened.


Bob Grey 
Renaissance 3
Amel 55 # 25


Re: tb/AMEL 54 electric water pump/

Alan Leslie
 

I would think that the reason for the centrifugal pump is to eliminate the impeller changing on the Onan.
The impellers don't last very long in most cases. That's my experience also.
I have a March pump which I will install when I run out of stock of impellers, but I will completely bypass the impeller pump and feed directly into the heat exchanger.
I first saw the March pump on Amelit with the previous owner.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 .... soon to be reunited


Re: Boom Outhaul

Dominique Sery
 

In 2017, when I bought my boat, the boom motor failed.
The engine was running and moving the empty cart but not unfurling the sail.
I took it apart and found that the yellow crown (brass? Bronze?) was completely worn out. The stainless steel worm was in perfect condition.
I couldn't find a workshop to make a custom crown, so I bought an angle gear from Amel (very expensive).
Easy enough to change by yourself.
Conclusion, be careful not to use force to unfurl the sail in a strong wind (release the sheet from the boom before tucking in the sail unfurling line to avoid wearing the crown with the worm screw)

Dominique
A54#16


Re: tb/AMEL 54 electric water pump/

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Teun,

We’ve talked about this before. I just don’t get it. What is the added value of this setup? Why is the existing impeller pump not sufficient for feeding cooling water? 95% of the Amels (I’m guessing) has this set up and seem to be fine with it. Unless you remove the impeller pump completely, it will still be a source of (shaft) leakage at some point. The only thing I can imagine is if you use the genset frequently at continuous high loads you may want to improve the flow. In all honesty I would then enlarge the heat exchanger as the mickey-mouse version that is standard part of the genset seems to leave quite some room for improvement.
Adding another pump seems just to complicate things.

Just my two cents,

Arno
SV Luna
A54-121 


Re: Boom Outhaul

Ian Park
 

Agree with Danny! I had the boom outhaul and the Genoa motor stick when out in Antigua. Usually a couple of taps on the motor with a rubber mallet would get them working again. But removing the brush covers on the motors revealed a lot of carbon dust (don't let this get left on your deck!). Also releasing the spring and a light rub with fine wet and dry paper on the sides of the brushes ensured they moved easily in their cages. Problem solved.I
A tip I copied - tie an old umbrella upside down from your pulpit when working on the genoa motor. It makes a great catch- all!

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96 UK(Wales)


Re: ACMO rigging - unusual failure

Ian Park
 

Bill,
Thank you for sharing your expertise. As a non engineer I learn so much from this group.
It also 'jogged' me back to the recent discussion on plastic tube covering on stays.
I remember on my previous boat, a Jeanneau 37, that it had these plastic sleeves. Every so often I would slide them up a few feet and they would always deposit an appreciable amount of dirty rusty water on a nice white deck as well as leaving the link into the swages very dirty. I cut them off and decided not use them again. I was interested in your comment that stainless steel needs oxygen to prevent rusting. I'm now guessing that the retention of water by these sleeves, especially down at the important junction with the seats may be an argument for not having them on the rigging?
I will also start having a closer check on my Genoa sheet carriers!!
Thank you for taking the time to give us your detailed insight.

Best Wishes

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96 UK (Wales)

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