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Re: Delivery cost from AMEL #spares

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Slavo,

Keep in mind that Amel is a boat builder and not a parts supplier or a shop. The fact that they supply parts makes them a better boat builder but they do have to charge the logistic costs to you as well to keep this a viable process. For them these ad-hoc logistics are quite a disturbance of their primary process.
Shops typically have deals with logistic partners to keep the transport costs down. I don't think Amel has enough volume in parts to do such a thing
When I owned a Hallberg Rassy I found out they actually had someone start a separate company to deal with all these requests. On itself a very clever idea that may work for Amel as well but they charged decent money as well to send things over.
So yes I agree it can be annoying but I praise the service Amel provides us with helping us to keep afloat.

Just my 2 cents.

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Delivery cost from AMEL #spares

Bruno COTTE
 

In Turkey you have a Amel
Representative in Gocek . 

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 24 nov. 2021 à 13:56, Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond via groups.io <southernadventurer@...> a écrit :

 Yes it certainly is a problem in Europe and a gamble as to how much you actually get charged when bringing items into another country. We are currently in Turkey where Amel will not ship items to. Probably due to import costs.

Regards
Ross and Donna
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey


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On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 11:05 AM, Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:

I have ordered some small parts from Amel all together for 70 Euro. Delivery cost from France to Slovenia was almost 68Euro. So total order cost was 158Euro including VAT. Other supplier cost in Europe are much lower, 10 Euro for this kind of orders. I do not want to be negative and AMEL is very responsive so there is no issue. Question is, do you experience the same issue? Or if not, how do you handle shipments from Amel.
For comparison I have ordered ZODIAC dinghy from seller in Austria, and some small items, shipment weight was 50kg, shipping cost was 18 Euro.
I hope I do not violate any rules of this site.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Croatia

--
Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey


Re: Delivery cost from AMEL #spares

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

Yes it certainly is a problem in Europe and a gamble as to how much you actually get charged when bringing items into another country. We are currently in Turkey where Amel will not ship items to. Probably due to import costs.

Regards
Ross and Donna
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356

On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 11:05 AM, Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:

I have ordered some small parts from Amel all together for 70 Euro. Delivery cost from France to Slovenia was almost 68Euro. So total order cost was 158Euro including VAT. Other supplier cost in Europe are much lower, 10 Euro for this kind of orders. I do not want to be negative and AMEL is very responsive so there is no issue. Question is, do you experience the same issue? Or if not, how do you handle shipments from Amel.
For comparison I have ordered ZODIAC dinghy from seller in Austria, and some small items, shipment weight was 50kg, shipping cost was 18 Euro.
I hope I do not violate any rules of this site.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Croatia

--
Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
SV Intrepid Kiwi
SM2K #356
Currently in Turkey


Re: Retractable bow thruster replacement

Paul Peschel
 

Many thanks for all your replies and tips!  🙏🙏🙏

Since I still have all the important parts (Shaft, bearing, propeller,..) and only the bearing housing is broken, I want to try to fix it first before considering a new system. So I measured the remaining part and created a 3D model ( which you can find here if interested:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1399ygbJxGDwj2QWs8F_ks_N7xXlpLo13 )

The plan is to 3D print the part and reinforces it with fiberglass and epoxy. I got a test print ( the purple one in the picture) to check dimensions, but unfortunately, there was no 3d print shop that could print in a high-quality filament such as nylon or carbon within two weeks in Cartagena / Spain where we have been hauled out.  So I have closed the hole for now and postponed the project. One more on the to-do list :-) 


Does anyone have experience with reinforced 3D printed parts?


Once this works I will share it here in the forum and occasionally there will be an update on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blue.calling/

 


Delivery cost from AMEL #spares

Slavko Despotovic
 

I have ordered some small parts from Amel all together for 70 Euro. Delivery cost from France to Slovenia was almost 68Euro. So total order cost was 158Euro including VAT. Other supplier cost in Europe are much lower, 10 Euro for this kind of orders. I do not want to be negative and AMEL is very responsive so there is no issue. Question is, do you experience the same issue? Or if not, how do you handle shipments from Amel.
For comparison I have ordered ZODIAC dinghy from seller in Austria, and some small items, shipment weight was 50kg, shipping cost was 18 Euro.
I hope I do not violate any rules of this site.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Croatia


Re: Retractable bow thruster replacement

Paul Peschel
 

Hi Eric,

it's an Amel Sharki from 1980 and is currently on the way to the Canary Islands. Where did you get the spare thruster from?

Paul


Re: Amel 55 - captain's seat

Colin - ex SV Island Pearl
 

Nice to see all the humour and good spirit here. Let me add to this thread to show we are all different, and possible Captain Henry did get it right. I am 6ft3in / 1.93m tall and for me that Amel SM2K "Captain's Chair" was simply fantastic!

Whilst it would certainly be different from the 54, and 55, the SM2K we owned and loved for 9 years and circumnavigated in (see some of our tracks here https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/IslandPearl2/), the helm chair was one of the standout features of comfort at sea which would bring me back to purchase another SM in the future if the new seat designs are not as good.

Being taller, what I always did was to remove the Amel original rear back support cushion making me totally comfortable, and in tight manoeuvring situations (eg at the start of the video link below at notorious Dolphin Lagoon pass in the Maldives), or to get more breeze in hot sweltery tropics such as Maldives/ Chagos Areas, and parts of SE Asia, was to sit on the rear on top of the backrest where vision was great and breezes cooled one down nicely.  The Admiral and some of our shorter crew (in the Indian and South Pacific Ocean crossings) also always had their favourite comfort positions in that chair too by immediately replacing the backrest cushion, and/or adding some of the copious numbers of small sofa cushions we had on the yacht to keep them from slipping in the chair. We all loved that chair!

Being a tall person, the only slight gripes I ever had with the Amel SM design was the length of the bunks and rear bed (we changed it to a sideways large King bed, and loved that), and also the Amel original Bimini being a bit low, with no forward vision/window/airflow over the top of the windscreen. This was easily solved by lifting the front profile of the bimini to create more head height, and most importantly to create a window looking over the top of the windscreen. 

Should we ever purchase another Amel SM, if we are lucky enough to find a good one when the time comes, then I would immediately add a very nicely designed cockpit hardcover system for better sun/rain/heat protection. That, and the above two items is all I would change!

Colin
ex Amel SM2K SV Island Pearl II



On Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 8:31 AM Joan Blaas <joan.blaas@...> wrote:
Alex, I guess you are right! I felt in love with the Amel too quickly. But it's definitely not a one night stand so I need to find a comfortable seating position.:-)

Joan
Amel55 - Caconano




--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Amel 55 - captain's seat

Joan Blaas
 

Alex, I guess you are right! I felt in love with the Amel too quickly. But it's definitely not a one night stand so I need to find a comfortable seating position.:-)

Joan
Amel55 - Caconano



Re: National ensign on top of mizzen mast

Paul Osterberg
 

We have mounted an old glasfiber batten on top of our mizzenmast to keep the Flag away from the back stays, Like to have the Swedish flag Up there.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259


Something for Electrical Engineers, Experts, and Wannabes like me

 

I really enjoyed this video. It explains how electricity works. Maybe you will enjoy it also. It was given to me by my grandson, an engineering student and junior at Texas A&M.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHIhgxav9LY

Bill

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


Re: Amel 55 - captain's seat

PAOLO CUNEO
 

Hi all,
Nice and amusing the exchange between Joan and Alex . I am Italian and, according to the current stereotype, presumably even smaller than a Frenchman. As it is, I happen to be 187 cm, and the helm seat of my SM, which seemed acceptable to me 12 years ago when I bought it, is starting to give me serious problems especially on long overnight passages. Short, if someone has modified the seat or found a way to replace it with one of the slightly more ergonomic ones on the market, while maintaining the convenience of the folding table, I would be interested to know.
Bests
Paolo Cuneo
SM 454 Whisper

Inviato da iPad

--
Paolo Cuneo
SM 454 Whisper


Re: Amel 55 - captain's seat

Alex BAIZEAU
 

We might be small but probably smart enough to try to sit at the helm once before spending a million dollar on a boat. Sorry guys :-) 

On Tue, Nov 23, 2021 at 2:09 AM Joan Blaas <joan.blaas@...> wrote:
Hello,

I just got an Amel after owning X-Yachts and Albin Express before.

Has any of.the other Amel 55 owners made any modifications to the captain's seat? With my 185cm height it's really to small for me to sit comfortably. There is no way to adjust the seat.. My back starts to hurt when sailing.... That's not good.  It seems the seat is designed for smaller french people. Sorry guys. :-)

I wonder if any other owners recognise this problem.

Kind regards,

Joan
Amel55



Amel 55 - captain's seat

Joan Blaas
 

Hello,

I just got an Amel after owning X-Yachts and Albin Express before.

Has any of.the other Amel 55 owners made any modifications to the captain's seat? With my 185cm height it's really to small for me to sit comfortably. There is no way to adjust the seat.. My back starts to hurt when sailing.... That's not good.  It seems the seat is designed for smaller french people. Sorry guys. :-)

I wonder if any other owners recognise this problem.

Kind regards,

Joan
Amel55



Re: Selling New Jordan Series Drogue

Joan Blaas
 

I am interested. Can you email me?


Re: Standing rigging

Ian Park
 

Thanks guys. Having new rigging in the new new year. Just trying to get the rigger tuned in to Amel standard.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Faucet for 1981 Maramu Galley

sbmesasailor
 

Hello Maramu Owners,

The hot water valve spline is stripped and I can't find a replacement valve.  Can anyone advise where to find a replacement valve or a suitable replacement faucet?

Thanks

Dennis Johns
Libertad
Maramu # 121


Re: Standing rigging

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hi Ian,
I fully agree with Craig. 

You will find a lot of information worth to know here: https://support.seldenmast.com/files/595-540-E.pdf

Regards
Martin

SY Mago del Sur - 54#40
currently Marina di Ragusa, Sicily


Re: Standing rigging

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Ian,
Martin's figures are just the arithmetic for various wire sizes to get to 15% or to 20% of breaking strength, which, as he pointed out is what Selden recommends (15%). The 15% or 20% applies to all wire sizes and it doesn't matter what boat the wire is on. Do note that our SN's have some 6mm stays (marocain and artimon pataras) which has a 6351 pound breaking strength, so to be at 15%, the arithmetic gives you 950 pounds of tension.

You could certainly kick it up to the 20% figures Marin's guy Franck also shows to get to "Amel tight" although I've kept my mizzen backs at 15%. With new rigging you might want to go to the 20% initially to account for the stretch that will occur after some sailing. Nance and Underwood in Ft Lauderdale do an initial tune to 15%, btw. None of this is "rocket science". 
--
Craig Briggs - s/v Sangaris / SN68  Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Standing rigging

Ian Park
 

Martin
Do you know if these figures apply to Santorin and SM as well as the 54?

Ian
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: 220 volt microwave replacement in SM

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Michael,

 

Wauw that is great.

I was in NE  from Cairns and did a 10 day liveaboard some years ago with Mike Ball . Fantastic

Also was down near near Townsville diving on the SS Malongo.  Super dive with all that the GB reef offers in one dive

 

Anyway enjoy

 

Fair winds

 

Eric  ( and Els) Opdeweegh

Sv Abayomi SM 158

Mr. P. C. Vermaatlaan 17

3176 XC Poortugaal (Rotterdam) The Netherlands

Phone  +31621240217

Email     sv.abayomi@...

 

 

 

 

 

Van: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> Namens Michael Winand
Verzonden: maandag 22 november 2021 10:18
Aan: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Onderwerp: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] 220 volt microwave replacement in SM

 

Eric we are currently on the nsw coast heading to Melbourne  Australia 

 

Regards Michael Nebo sm251 

 

On Mon, 22 Nov 2021, 6:40 pm EricOpdeweegh, <sv.abayomi@...> wrote:

Hi Michael, 

Thanks for your reply. 

Where are you stationed ?

Would love to see some photos of your set-up with the combi oven . 

 

Regards 

Eric & Els Opdeweegh

sv Abayomi

SM 158

Currently in Holland 

 

Op 22 nov. 2021 om 06:35 heeft Michael Winand <mickwinand@...> het volgende geschreven:



Hi Eric   we have a portable induction plate   sometimes we used it out in the cockpit. It just sits on the bench top or the gas top.

Michael Nebo sm251 

 

On Mon, 22 Nov 2021, 10:12 am EricOpdeweegh, <sv.abayomi@...> wrote:

Hi Michael, 

That sounds really nice. I assume you have the Original two gas burner ? 

Do you have some photos of the installation of the combi oven and the induction on top?

 

Regards 

Eric & Els Opdeweegh

sv Abayomi

SM 158

Currently in Holland 

 

 

Op 21 nov. 2021 om 23:42 heeft Michael Winand <mickwinand@...> het volgende geschreven:



We replaced the gas oven with the 

Whirlpool jt479 

I removed the gas oven from under the the gas burners, I know it sounds complicated but it was simple, still having gas hobs with the electric oven works well. It is gimbaled using the existing system. Can use a induction hob on top if required. 

This oven does everything really well. 

It won't fit in the existing space for the old aeg microwave, grill. 

We now have the extra space. 

 

Michael Nebo sm251 

 

On Sun, 21 Nov 2021, 11:27 pm Peter Forbes, <ppsforbes@...> wrote:

This is very interesting- we have never used our microwave (not once) and the combi electric oven/toaster is a really good thought.

 

Peter Forbes

Carango 54-035

Lymington UK

 

On Sun, 21 Nov 2021 at 10:42, Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:

Hi Nick

 

Absolutely right and thanks for the food for thought…

 

We checked dozens of products/possibilities for a fan oven/grill but the MW-space for those units is just too small, because of extra air space needed re heat dispersion.

The Dishwasher compartment could be an option on the length, but still need space on both side and maybe also too small. Need to check.

 

Thanks and best regards

 

Ruedi Waldispuehl

 

SY WASABI

AMEL54 #55

Almerimar

 

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> im Auftrag von "ngtnewington Newington via groups.io" <ngtnewington=aol.com@groups.io>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Sonntag, 21. November 2021 um 11:17
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] 220 volt microwave replacement in SM

 

Maybe it is a generational thing but we hardly ever use the microwave. I sometimes use the grill function but if I had an electric fan oven/grill then for sure we would use it. 

 

We could be in the market for a replacement.

 

What about heat dispersion? I guess one does not want to install a unit that just fits.

 

Does anyone know the size of the compartment on the 54?

 

On the subject of unused equipment; we never use the dishwasher….waste of valuable galley real estate IMHO. Maybe get rid of the dishwasher and install  a good combi oven, then use the microwave space as a custom plate rack…..food for thought...

 

All the best

 

Nick

 

S/Y Amelia

 

AML 54-019 Leros

On 21 Nov 2021, at 05:58, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

We replaced ours with a confection toaster oven. I can count on one hand how often we used the microwave. Now we have a vastly expanded menu thanks this. 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.ioOn Behalf Of Kevin Schmit
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2021 4:06 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] 220 volt microwave replacement in SM

 

I’m looking to purchase a new 220 volt microwave that fits in our SM microwave cabinet (approx 23”x13.5”x15”). Has anyone replaced theirs here in the USA and if so which model fits in the space without too much customization?
-- 
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362
Currently in Brunswick, GA 

 

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Best wishes

Peter Forbes

+44 (0) 7836 209730

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