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Re: New Zealand

 

Robert,

I would gladly do this for you, but I do not know the name of SM 326 and you didn't put it in your email. The answer is in the following. Click on Your Groups.io Account below.
As an alternative, click on this link and you can add a SIGNATURE...here is mine
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 4:15 PM Robert Thomson <yachtmemo@...> wrote:
I'm in Panama and hoping to leave soon. Thought its worth a try applying since boat will need a refit by then anyway. She's a SM2000 serial 326 so 2002 model. Can you give me an idiots guide to having my name and boat on my messages. Thanks

On Tue, 25 May 2021 at 11:58, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hello Robert,

I concur with JP...BUT I would think your chances of getting into New Zealand would be almost NIL for the foreseeable future.
There's a flight travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, but from anywhere else it's almost impossible.
You can't sail here, that's for sure, and for those of us that are here, our tax exemptions have been extended to June 2022
So that should tell you something.....
Where are you ? What Amel do you have?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Installing rub rail inserts

Michael Brusch
 

Hi Patrick,

Where did you order the rub rail inserts? I have been planning on renewing mine as well :)

Thanks

Michael


Installing rub rail inserts

Patrick McAneny
 

I arranged the group purchase for the new rub rail inserts last year and just yesterday began to install mine. I knew it was not going to be fun or easy, but it went extremely slowly, I was only able to get about one or two inches installed per minute,less considering time to straighten my back out every few minutes ,working on my knees bent over . You need to compress and push down the lower lip to get it under the inside lip of the rub rail,even with soapy water it does not go in easily. Seeing that at this rate it was going to take several days ,I cut about half of the lower lip off the insert to see how that went. Using sharp, short kitchen scissors I cut off between 1/4 -5/16 of the lower lip. This made it very easy to install ,I went from 1inch/minute to 1 foot/minute and it went from hard to easy. The insert still snaps in and is not easy to pull out .I used a 1" chisel to push the lip down and in , I blunted the edge ,grounding down the chisel on a belt sander.
If I were to order these inserts again ,I would have the lower lip reduced by half. 
I just wanted to put this out for those that purchased the inserts,and have yet to tackle the job. My boat is on the hard so I moved onto scaffolding ,which also made it easier on the knees and back. The new white insert fit very well and look much better that the old brown ones, a good upgrade !
Hope this helps,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: New Zealand

Robert Thomson
 

I'm in Panama and hoping to leave soon. Thought its worth a try applying since boat will need a refit by then anyway. She's a SM2000 serial 326 so 2002 model. Can you give me an idiots guide to having my name and boat on my messages. Thanks


On Tue, 25 May 2021 at 11:58, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hello Robert,

I concur with JP...BUT I would think your chances of getting into New Zealand would be almost NIL for the foreseeable future.
There's a flight travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, but from anywhere else it's almost impossible.
You can't sail here, that's for sure, and for those of us that are here, our tax exemptions have been extended to June 2022
So that should tell you something.....
Where are you ? What Amel do you have?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Security Alarm system)Anxhor Alarm

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Kent;

We have selected the yacht-sentinel. An outfit out of the UK. It has all the functionality you are looking for and more. It is wireless, so it installs very quickly. It has a lot of sensor options. It comes with an installed SIM card with cell access on most cellular providers. So notifications can be sent from anywhere that cell service exists. For areas that do not have cell service, they have a satellite communication option for an added cost. 

We purchased ours in 2019 but had not been on hoard until a week ago. I have not had any time with the system. So cannot give you any feedback.

I looked at quite a few different systems but found this one the best fit for our needs.

Respectfully;


Mohammad Shirloo
+1-323-633-2222 Cell
+1-424-644-0908 Fax


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of karkauai via groups.io <karkauai@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:06:20 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Security Alarm system)Anxhor Alarm
 
Hi everyone, I hope this finds everyone happy and safe...and sailing!

I want to install an alarm sysrem, and wondered if anyone has installed a GOST sysrem?  I found the system that Bill R used and recommends, but was looking at all options.

If anyone has a GOST system, I'd be interested in your experience.  Any other systems anyone uses?

Also, what anchor alarms are you using?  Our B&G Zeus doesn't allow us to mark the anchor position without going through a lot of mental gymnastics, Alarm zones only sound when you enter the zone.   Others we've tried as cell phone apps aren't much better.  Some security systems have the ability to track the vessel if it is stolen, and that got me wondering if it could also be used as anchor alarm.  My old "The Capn" nav program allowed me to draw an alarm zone based on length of rode, which could be set to alarm when you left the zone.  It was really easy, but haven't found anything like that since.

Thanks for any thoughts and/or help.

Be safe
Have Fun
Sail Fast
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hi Peter,
 
it is like always: sailing means changing plans. We did not leave as expected for a longer trip, so I found time to replace the manifold earöier than expected.
 
Attached three pics. 
 
The lefthand part of the new manifold is mounted exactly on the level of the old manifold. I used the same screw hole for screwing the attachment clamp as used by the original manifold. I added a second clamp too. Unluckily the attachment clamps given by Nicolas had 22 mm width why they did not fit properly to the 17.5 mm available on the manifold meaning the attachment has to be improved the next days. 
 
Because I had no 19/20 mm hoses in stock (I thought I have ...) and could not get some here in St. Martin I decided to use the old hoses like they were to get the system running. The result is not perfect but it is ok. Hopefully I will get new hoses in the next days. Then the installation will look much better (and less organic). The same with the wiring of the bonding system.
 
The important result: The new manifold can be mounted with the nozzles straigt down. But to be honest, after doing the mounting, I would prefer an angled nozzle at the right valvue which is closed on the pics (outlet to watermaker).
After checking the available space I can say, this compact version of a new manifold can be fitted with angled or with straight nozzles. Both will work. It will be a matter of the tubes, wirings and all the other equipment around which will determin the best solution. 
 
Hope this information is helpful.
 
Best regards
 
Martin
-----
Martin und Anke Birkhoff
SY Mago del Sur

Bassin des Chalutiers, Vieux Port
17000 La Rochelle
France
(0)173-2351308 (please add +49 calling from non German net)
mbirkhoff@... / ankebirkhoff@...
sy-magodelsur.de
 
 
Gesendet: Dienstag, 18. Mai 2021 um 21:05 Uhr
Von: "Peter Forbes" <ppsforbes@...>
An: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel 54 Secondary Saltwater Manifold made by SOFOMARIN of welded polypropylene pipe
yes please send photos of completed manifold installed - please.
 
Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
La Rochelle
00447836 209730
 
 

On 18 May 2021, at 19:22, Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:
 


Hello Bill, hello to all interested in the manifold for a 54
 

by coincidence we spent some weeks in La Rochelle. I decided to order the manifold in the Sofomarine shop directly. Taking this opportunity the people of Sofomarine asked for a visit aboard of Mago del Sur because they made the design of the manifold by photos only. After some measurements Nicolas designed a more compact version of the manifold. The left hand part with the three valves of this version now fits in between the cockpit drain and the plywood stringer portside to it. Photos of this version attached.

I should add that there is an option to fit one valve more at the portside end of the manifold. I think this is possible in Bills version too.

The straight nozzles instead of the angled nozzles are fitted according to my wish.


The price of this compact version is 339.90 Euro incl. 15 % discount (thanks Bill) and incl. 20% French VAT. Freight not included.


I hope to do the installation within the next two weeks and will post pics of the result.


Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40

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Re: Security Alarm system)Anxhor Alarm

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Kent. Our AIS has a super anchor alarm system. Easy to use. Hit the button when you drop anchor. Done. Easy to adjust zone.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 26 May 2021 at 08:06 "karkauai via groups.io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi everyone, I hope this finds everyone happy and safe...and sailing!

I want to install an alarm sysrem, and wondered if anyone has installed a GOST sysrem?  I found the system that Bill R used and recommends, but was looking at all options.

If anyone has a GOST system, I'd be interested in your experience.  Any other systems anyone uses?

Also, what anchor alarms are you using?  Our B&G Zeus doesn't allow us to mark the anchor position without going through a lot of mental gymnastics, Alarm zones only sound when you enter the zone.   Others we've tried as cell phone apps aren't much better.  Some security systems have the ability to track the vessel if it is stolen, and that got me wondering if it could also be used as anchor alarm.  My old "The Capn" nav program allowed me to draw an alarm zone based on length of rode, which could be set to alarm when you left the zone.  It was really easy, but haven't found anything like that since.

Thanks for any thoughts and/or help.

Be safe
Have Fun
Sail Fast
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: What is this puller for

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Kent. It is the puller to remove the auto prop.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 26 May 2021 at 07:29 "karkauai via groups.io" <karkauai@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

This looks brand new, but it's been aboard since I bought Kristy.  I still don't know what it's for. Any thoughts?
Thanks,
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Security Alarm system)Anxhor Alarm

karkauai
 

Hi everyone, I hope this finds everyone happy and safe...and sailing!

I want to install an alarm sysrem, and wondered if anyone has installed a GOST sysrem?  I found the system that Bill R used and recommends, but was looking at all options.

If anyone has a GOST system, I'd be interested in your experience.  Any other systems anyone uses?

Also, what anchor alarms are you using?  Our B&G Zeus doesn't allow us to mark the anchor position without going through a lot of mental gymnastics, Alarm zones only sound when you enter the zone.   Others we've tried as cell phone apps aren't much better.  Some security systems have the ability to track the vessel if it is stolen, and that got me wondering if it could also be used as anchor alarm.  My old "The Capn" nav program allowed me to draw an alarm zone based on length of rode, which could be set to alarm when you left the zone.  It was really easy, but haven't found anything like that since.

Thanks for any thoughts and/or help.

Be safe
Have Fun
Sail Fast
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


What is this puller for

karkauai
 
Edited

This looks brand new, but it's been aboard since I bought Kristy.  I still don't know what it's for. Any thoughts?
Thanks,
--
Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Lofran windlass electro motor

Slavko Despotovic
 

I already replaced switches.

Thank you.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: Lofran windlass electro motor

Rink De Haan
 

Yes I changed only the motor. But advise you to check the two switches for water ingress. 

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone

Op 25 mei 2021 om 21:06 heeft Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> het volgende geschreven:

Thank you. Just motor?
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: Lofran windlass electro motor

Slavko Despotovic
 

Thank you. Just motor?
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: Lofran windlass electro motor

 

I do not know if they are the same. Write or call Lofrans:
Via Philips 5, 20900 Monza (MI), Italy
T: +39 039 2001973 - 936
F: +39 039 2004299
E: contact@...
W: www.lofrans.com
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 12:31 PM Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:
Hi,

I am on the anchor in Croatia and my windlass stoped working, so tomorrow I have some hard work in front of me. 26m of chain plus anchor. What I found is that motor is not functioning well. during turn there is a lot of sparks and smell from rotor. And there were some small parts from copper on the deck bellow the motor. My conclusion is that I need new motor. Motor is 1200W 24V but I can not find one. There is 24V 1500W that I can order and have it in few days. Anyone changing 1200W with 1500W? My guess is that are the same size so it will fit on the Tiger. If there is any other idea what I can do I will be grateful.

Regards from sunny Croatia.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: Lofran windlass electro motor

Rink De Haan
 

Hi Slavko

Yes the 1500w version is the new motor and it has the same size. 
I replaced mine last year and I am happy with it. 

Best

Rink de Haan
SM 2k #330 Razors Edge
Greece 

Verstuurd vanaf mijn iPhone

Op 25 mei 2021 om 20:31 heeft Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> het volgende geschreven:

Hi,

I am on the anchor in Croatia and my windlass stoped working, so tomorrow I have some hard work in front of me. 26m of chain plus anchor. What I found is that motor is not functioning well. during turn there is a lot of sparks and smell from rotor. And there were some small parts from copper on the deck bellow the motor. My conclusion is that I need new motor. Motor is 1200W 24V but I can not find one. There is 24V 1500W that I can order and have it in few days. Anyone changing 1200W with 1500W? My guess is that are the same size so it will fit on the Tiger. If there is any other idea what I can do I will be grateful.

Regards from sunny Croatia.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Lofran windlass electro motor

Slavko Despotovic
 

Hi,

I am on the anchor in Croatia and my windlass stoped working, so tomorrow I have some hard work in front of me. 26m of chain plus anchor. What I found is that motor is not functioning well. during turn there is a lot of sparks and smell from rotor. And there were some small parts from copper on the deck bellow the motor. My conclusion is that I need new motor. Motor is 1200W 24V but I can not find one. There is 24V 1500W that I can order and have it in few days. Anyone changing 1200W with 1500W? My guess is that are the same size so it will fit on the Tiger. If there is any other idea what I can do I will be grateful.

Regards from sunny Croatia.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


locked Re: Q sails operational?

 

Chris I see you on the backlog report, but I do not see any more info.

I will write them and cc you.

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


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 11:14 AM Chris Doucette <amaroksailing@...> wrote:
Bill I have had an order with them since lady fall- do you see mine?  They told me they are done but have not shipped them for months.  

Chris,
Amarok SM385

On May 25, 2021, at 12:10 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Miles, I do not understand your question. I am in touch with QSails. 

This is how I understand the current situation: Things are tough in Turkey now. Additionally, there is a supply shortage of sailcloth and other materials imported into Turkey by QSails. FedEx and UPS have each lost sails in the last few months probably because of complications with staffing caused by COVID. So lots of things making things somewhat crazy.

QSails is enjoying brisk sales at this time of the year, especially with Amel owners. I asked them for a report of Amel Owners backlog. There were 10 owners on that backlog Monday and today there are 9. 

Miles, I do not see you on the backlog. Have you placed an order yet?

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


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 7:09 AM smiles bernard via groups.io <smilesbernard=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
ok thanks Kathy  ... I have been trying to contact Cenk for a month with no reply 

I'll try again 

All the best 
Miles

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 01:05:35 PM GMT+1, Kathy Rainsbury via groups.io <ksa_rainsbury=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:


Hi M,
I emailed them a couple of weeks ago and had a very prompt reply re quotation for new sails, from the Izmir office: Cenk.yildirim@...


locked Re: Q sails operational?

Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal <svrascal@...>
 

I’ve been waiting over 5 months for my sails. I’ve had various dramas and excuses associated with Q. Unless you are in Turkey, or maybe Europe I  would recommend you look elsewhere. 

Sent from ProtonMail for iOS


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 12:09 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Miles, I do not understand your question. I am in touch with QSails. 

This is how I understand the current situation: Things are tough in Turkey now. Additionally, there is a supply shortage of sailcloth and other materials imported into Turkey by QSails. FedEx and UPS have each lost sails in the last few months probably because of complications with staffing caused by COVID. So lots of things making things somewhat crazy.

QSails is enjoying brisk sales at this time of the year, especially with Amel owners. I asked them for a report of Amel Owners backlog. There were 10 owners on that backlog Monday and today there are 9. 

Miles, I do not see you on the backlog. Have you placed an order yet?

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


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 7:09 AM smiles bernard via groups.io <smilesbernard=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
ok thanks Kathy  ... I have been trying to contact Cenk for a month with no reply 

I'll try again 

All the best 
Miles

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 01:05:35 PM GMT+1, Kathy Rainsbury via groups.io <ksa_rainsbury=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:


Hi M,
I emailed them a couple of weeks ago and had a very prompt reply re quotation for new sails, from the Izmir office: Cenk.yildirim@...




locked Re: Q sails operational?

Chris Doucette
 

Bill I have had an order with them since lady fall- do you see mine?  They told me they are done but have not shipped them for months.  

Chris,
Amarok SM385

On May 25, 2021, at 12:10 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Miles, I do not understand your question. I am in touch with QSails. 

This is how I understand the current situation: Things are tough in Turkey now. Additionally, there is a supply shortage of sailcloth and other materials imported into Turkey by QSails. FedEx and UPS have each lost sails in the last few months probably because of complications with staffing caused by COVID. So lots of things making things somewhat crazy.

QSails is enjoying brisk sales at this time of the year, especially with Amel owners. I asked them for a report of Amel Owners backlog. There were 10 owners on that backlog Monday and today there are 9. 

Miles, I do not see you on the backlog. Have you placed an order yet?

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


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 7:09 AM smiles bernard via groups.io <smilesbernard=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
ok thanks Kathy  ... I have been trying to contact Cenk for a month with no reply 

I'll try again 

All the best 
Miles

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 01:05:35 PM GMT+1, Kathy Rainsbury via groups.io <ksa_rainsbury=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:


Hi M,
I emailed them a couple of weeks ago and had a very prompt reply re quotation for new sails, from the Izmir office: Cenk.yildirim@...


locked Re: Q sails operational?

 

Miles, I do not understand your question. I am in touch with QSails. 

This is how I understand the current situation: Things are tough in Turkey now. Additionally, there is a supply shortage of sailcloth and other materials imported into Turkey by QSails. FedEx and UPS have each lost sails in the last few months probably because of complications with staffing caused by COVID. So lots of things making things somewhat crazy.

QSails is enjoying brisk sales at this time of the year, especially with Amel owners. I asked them for a report of Amel Owners backlog. There were 10 owners on that backlog Monday and today there are 9. 

Miles, I do not see you on the backlog. Have you placed an order yet?

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


On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 7:09 AM smiles bernard via groups.io <smilesbernard=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
ok thanks Kathy  ... I have been trying to contact Cenk for a month with no reply 

I'll try again 

All the best 
Miles

On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 01:05:35 PM GMT+1, Kathy Rainsbury via groups.io <ksa_rainsbury=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:


Hi M,
I emailed them a couple of weeks ago and had a very prompt reply re quotation for new sails, from the Izmir office: Cenk.yildirim@...

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