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Re: Velox plus

Arnold Mente
 

My experiance last year war very good with Velox, 6 month in water, nothing on it, will see how is the next season. Now need new Antifouling for he hull. Sailed 1500 NM.
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Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


Anchor Watch/Security Alarm/Cell Phone

karkauai
 

Thanks again to Mark and Joerg for the security and anchor alarm info.  I'll check them out. 
 Kristy did go astray at anchor in St Pierre, Martinique when I was ashore, after staying aboard for 18 hours because it took several tries to set the hook.  I've since switched to a 40kg Rocna and am more confidant, but seeing your girl floating a km offshore in 600 ft of water leaves a lasting impression.  I may have to get another cell phone and use it as the boat half of an anchor watch pair.  

If you haven't discovered the GoogleFi cell phone, check it out. It works in 250 countries with no international charges for data.  About $75US for unlimited data that throttles you after 22Gigs.

Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243

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Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, My boat is only 13 boats newer than yours and the insert would be the same. However the reason I originally opted to have the inserts made here in the US. was due to the cost of shipping from France to the US. , Amel is closer to you in the UK. and the shipping may be less than from here ,but then again ,I think the cost of production or retail price was lower here. Anyone closer to  Amel in France may want to consider which source would be cheaper when price,shipping and taxes are taken into account. It is always good to support Amel after service when feasible.
Good Luck,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Barter <markbarter100@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2021 4:46 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

Hi Ken,

Our Super Maramu is from 1993 but I assume the rub rails didn't change when the 2k was brought out.

We would be interested.

1.  Aquarius SM2K#262, Ken Powers,  USA Nevada, but need to know weight because I will take them on a flight to Thailand.
2.  Solitude SM2K#461,  Mike & PETA,  EU
3. Nunky Super Maramu #110, Mark Barter, UK
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Thanks for your work on this project. It is much appreciated.

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Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Rebuilding the main furler worm gear box...seal orientation

karkauai
 

Hi All,
I'm rebuilding my gearbox for the electric furler on the Mainsail.  Not the manual furler gearbox, but the one attached to the motor.
I just did this a year ago, and there's water in it again.  The shaft seemed smooth, and the race for the two upper lip seals was slightly pitted, so I used RTV sealant.

I'm pretty sure the recommendation is to orient the seals so that they keep grease IN (ie with the springs facing toward the gears), but I'm thinking about orienting the two upper seals, or maybe just the outer one, with the springs facing up to keep water out.  I don't think there should be any issue with the grease coming out of the top of the gearbox.

Anyone ever try this?  Thoughts?  One seal or two turned around? Or leave as is and do something else?

Thanks in advance.

Stay Safe
Have Fun
Sail Fast
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Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243
Still in St Michaels, MD, USA, hoping to sail to Maine this summer, but just discovered the forward head holding tank leaking around the copper discharge pipe...UGH!!!  Glad to see all the previous posts about how to fix it. 


Re: Downwind sailing on Amel 54 and storm jibs

 

BTW, in support of the SM owners, yesterday I was training a crew new to a SM. A small young lady set the pole of the Starboard side. I sincerely doubt that she could have set a 54 or 55 pole. When I was sailing from the Canary Islands to Martinique with about 6 Amels, the only Amel that finished ahead of us was an Amel 55. It finished 1 hour ahead of us but should have been much quicker. The two small ladies could not set the pole. And BTW another SM finished 3rd and was about 1/2 mile behind us aboard BeBe, SM 387.

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


On Sat, May 29, 2021 at 8:51 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Yes it’s heavier but as 60 year old no problem to handle 


On May 29, 2021, at 7:17 PM, Paul Harries via groups.io <Pharries=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


I get the impression the 54 pole is heavier than a pair of SM poles? Is that the case? Is it over engineered? I would have thought a lighter pole might be a solution. Rather break a pole than the mast.



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Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: Mainsheet Traveller replacement on an early Super Maramu

 

I may be wrong, but that car does not look like the original car I remember on early SMs. Maybe someone with an early SM can confirm or correct me.

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


On Sun, May 30, 2021 at 8:35 AM Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:
Unfortunately the mainsheet traveller on our Super Maramu has snapped. Luckily there was hardly any wind and the problem was easily contained.

I have attached a photo of the traveller car. On our boat the previous owner made so many changes that it isn't always possible to be sure whether a particular feature is original or not. I suspect the traveller set up isn't original because the ends aren't slotted onto the track properly. It looks like they were not installed at the same time as the track. I also suspect that the traveller car isn't original or it has been modified.

Anyway, I need to remove the car and the only way I can see to do that without removing the track is by cutting the track at one end. Removing the track will be a nightmare because there are 30 bolts with flat screwdriver heads. I have tried a few and some will need drilling out.

If anyone has any experience of this problem how did you solve it? Also, can anyone provide details of a suitable replacement?

Many thanks

Can anyone advise me whether r 
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Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

Mark Barter
 

Hi Ken,

Our Super Maramu is from 1993 but I assume the rub rails didn't change when the 2k was brought out.

We would be interested.

1.  Aquarius SM2K#262, Ken Powers,  USA Nevada, but need to know weight because I will take them on a flight to Thailand.
2.  Solitude SM2K#461,  Mike & PETA,  EU
3. Nunky Super Maramu #110, Mark Barter, UK
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

Thanks for your work on this project. It is much appreciated.

--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Mainsheet Traveller replacement on an early Super Maramu

Mark Barter
 

Unfortunately the mainsheet traveller on our Super Maramu has snapped. Luckily there was hardly any wind and the problem was easily contained.

I have attached a photo of the traveller car. On our boat the previous owner made so many changes that it isn't always possible to be sure whether a particular feature is original or not. I suspect the traveller set up isn't original because the ends aren't slotted onto the track properly. It looks like they were not installed at the same time as the track. I also suspect that the traveller car isn't original or it has been modified.

Anyway, I need to remove the car and the only way I can see to do that without removing the track is by cutting the track at one end. Removing the track will be a nightmare because there are 30 bolts with flat screwdriver heads. I have tried a few and some will need drilling out.

If anyone has any experience of this problem how did you solve it? Also, can anyone provide details of a suitable replacement?

Many thanks

Can anyone advise me whether r 
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

Patrick McAneny
 

Ken, I have just had my hull ,painted with Awlcraft slightly off white and the rub rail and boot stripe in forrest green,the new white inserts look great against the contrast of the dark green. I also had my bottom sand blasted ,sealed the keel and hull with barrier coat and this week I will paint the hull ,then finally back in the water after being on the hard for 14 months. The old girl has never looked better. Let me know if I can be of any help.
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 30, 2021 3:31 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

Thanks Pat,

Let's wait to see how many people are interested in purchasing new Rub Rails.  I just had my solid Rub Rails painted with Gel Coat, and the outside hull from the waterline to the rub rails was also sprayed with new Gel Coat.   The work also included painting stripe just over the waterline with Red Gel Coat.  When Aquarius splashes in December she will be like new from the rub rails to the bottom of the keel.  The new white Rub Rails are a must.  :)

Each person should chip in the $54, and we can donate these funds to the Amel site.   Let's see if anyone else is interested.
                                                                                                          


Re: For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

James Watkins
 

My Maramu is a 1985.  I expect to receive the die design within the next week or so and I will post it and you can check it then.

 

Best Regards

Jim Watkins

Maramu hull 185

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of svcharisma via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2021 10:29 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

 

I'm curious if this is the same profile as my Mango built in 86.  Do you have photos or a section of the rub rail?  What year was your Maramu built?

 

Alan

Mango #62

 

 

 

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Re: For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

For those Amel Owners who would like to procure new Rub Rails within the next 6 months:

Add your name to the list.  If we can get about 10 boats, we will move forward with the purchase.

For those interested please add the following information:
  Boat Name.   First and Last Name,   Where Rub Rails will ship.
1.  Aquarius SM2K#262, Ken Powers,  USA Nevada, but need to know weight because I will take them on a flight to Thailand.
2.  Solitude SM2K#461,  Mike & PETA,  EU
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.


Sailing Aquarius
SM2K#262
Currently in Thailand


Re: For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Thanks Pat,

Let's wait to see how many people are interested in purchasing new Rub Rails.  I just had my solid Rub Rails painted with Gel Coat, and the outside hull from the waterline to the rub rails was also sprayed with new Gel Coat.   The work also included painting stripe just over the waterline with Red Gel Coat.  When Aquarius splashes in December she will be like new from the rub rails to the bottom of the keel.  The new white Rub Rails are a must.  :)

Each person should chip in the $54, and we can donate these funds to the Amel site.   Let's see if anyone else is interested.
                                                                                                          


Re: Downwind sailing on Amel 54 and storm jibs

Courtney Gorman
 

Yes it’s heavier but as 60 year old no problem to handle 


On May 29, 2021, at 7:17 PM, Paul Harries via groups.io <Pharries@...> wrote:


I get the impression the 54 pole is heavier than a pair of SM poles? Is that the case? Is it over engineered? I would have thought a lighter pole might be a solution. Rather break a pole than the mast.



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Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: Downwind sailing on Amel 54 and storm jibs

Porter McRoberts
 

Downwind the fore sails are the power. 
We commonly also fly the Mizzen in lighter winds prevented out. Adds a knot and unless you’re DDW doesn’t steal wind from the Genoa. Once everything is prevented and poled the main then can be used to minimize roll. The problem with the main is overlap of the Genoa when on the same side.   But once the wind moves up from 150, hold on, you’re in the sweet zone. The boat takes off with all sails to keep. 

I’m sure some could criticize the following: we commonly use the main pulling it tight, prevented pointing right into the wind or just off to the side. It flogs but very minimally if tight and dramatically reduces roll. It’s then easy to feather the main in and out as required to reduce roll. It also contributes the top end to speed, so as we creep up into the 8s or 8s putting the main away de powers the situation greatly and you’re back in control with minimal thrash.   Getting the topping lift just right is critical as you want all of the sail as equally tensioned as possible to prevent unequal loading.   It looks weird.  But the crew loves a stable ride. 


Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS a54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On May 30, 2021, at 10:50 AM, Paul Harries via groups.io <Pharries@...> wrote:

Considering the problems mentioned above what sail configurations do you typically utilize in the 54s downwind sailing?


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Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: Downwind sailing on Amel 54 and storm jibs

Paul Harries
 

I get the impression the 54 pole is heavier than a pair of SM poles? Is that the case? Is it over engineered? I would have thought a lighter pole might be a solution. Rather break a pole than the mast.



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Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: Downwind sailing on Amel 54 and storm jibs

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Paul,

If I'm not mistaken Amel sold the double foresail as a tradewind sailing solution. Meaning you have days in a row of just downwind sailing. In this case the effort of setting up the whole system makes sense.
For "normal" downwind sailing the gennaker is most applicable, even if that means the occasional jibe to stay off the straight downwind course (also helps with rolling). For stronger winds the genua comes into play but that means the whisker pole needs to come out (only one at that point) with all the wrestling associated with it. The point I noticed is that the genua, when made form Hydranet (standard sailcloth that Amel used) has problems with light winds as the cloth is very heavy.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Downwind sailing on Amel 54 and storm jibs

Paul Harries
 

Considering the problems mentioned above what sail configurations do you typically utilize in the 54s downwind sailing?


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Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Re: Velox plus

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Sorry Pat,

PropSpeed works well for me too

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera SM007. 


On 30/05/2021, at 9:26 AM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:

Several years ago I applied Velox to my prop and did not have good luck with it. Last time I put my boat in the water, I used prop speed and it worked out pretty well . I am ready to paint my prop again, and I have almost a full can of Velox left ,whereas I would need to spend almost $300. for prop speed. So my question is,has anyone had good results using Velox ? Is there something else that has worked well? 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Velox plus

Patrick McAneny
 

Several years ago I applied Velox to my prop and did not have good luck with it. Last time I put my boat in the water, I used prop speed and it worked out pretty well . I am ready to paint my prop again, and I have almost a full can of Velox left ,whereas I would need to spend almost $300. for prop speed. So my question is,has anyone had good results using Velox ? Is there something else that has worked well? 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


Re: For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

svcharisma
 

I'm curious if this is the same profile as my Mango built in 86.  Do you have photos or a section of the rub rail?  What year was your Maramu built?

Alan
Mango #62



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