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Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications

Mr D
 

Eric, sounds like you mentioned some of the same issues I had on my Sharki as far as Category 1 requirements. I would love to hear back if you remember any other items. How do you know your boat does not require Bermuda bolt? When is it required? I solved the rest of the issues you mentioned with the following:

1. Trisail - I got ATN gail sail that has a sleeve and can be raised over the furled genoa (easy)
2. Stern rope - changed with a wire rope kit (easy)
3. I added a Autohelm windwane that uses auxiliary rudder with a trim tab (harder)
4. I replaced all hatches with newer lockdown Vetus model instead of Goiot (hard but there is an easy way: drill a pin through Goiot that can be released from inside or outside)
5. I added laughingly small water tank in the main water tank compartment (easy as the requirement does not specify the size of tanks)

Thanks for the update and if you can think of anything else, please be sure to let me know,

Dmitry

"Victoria"

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:

What model and year Amel do You have?

My Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite is deck stepped and does not require
what is referred to as a Bermuda bolt.

Also on the Amel Super Maramu there are numerous reasons that the boat does
not qualify for ORC1.

For example no trysail track and no quick way to add a storm jib. The stern
rail is made of rope and not a continuous metal wire, the center post on the
stern rail is not permanently fixed. including a way to rig an emergency
rudder. You need lock downs for all hatches, the water tank can not be one
tank. I once made a list of orc1 reasons that the boat does not qualify. I
forgot most of the things that I would have to do and ignored them.

I think I found over 30 scrutineering errors. However , having my last boat
certified orc1, I would put the Amel against it any day.



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications





Has anyone entered a ISAF Category 1 race with an Amel? There are some rules
to which Amel may or may not be built. For example, there is an OSR 3.12
that states "The heel of a keel stepped mast shall be securely fastened to
the mast step or adjoining structure" which could mean I need a bolt through
the mast base. If anyone entered Category 1 race before, quick list of
things you added/modified would be priceless.

"Victoria"





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Re: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

What model and year Amel do You have?

My Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite is deck stepped and does not require
what is referred to as a Bermuda bolt.

Also on the Amel Super Maramu there are numerous reasons that the boat does
not qualify for ORC1.

For example no trysail track and no quick way to add a storm jib. The stern
rail is made of rope and not a continuous metal wire, the center post on the
stern rail is not permanently fixed. including a way to rig an emergency
rudder. You need lock downs for all hatches, the water tank can not be one
tank. I once made a list of orc1 reasons that the boat does not qualify. I
forgot most of the things that I would have to do and ignored them.

I think I found over 30 scrutineering errors. However , having my last boat
certified orc1, I would put the Amel against it any day.



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of dshkipin
Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 10:31 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] ISAF Category 1 modifications





Has anyone entered a ISAF Category 1 race with an Amel? There are some rules
to which Amel may or may not be built. For example, there is an OSR 3.12
that states "The heel of a keel stepped mast shall be securely fastened to
the mast step or adjoining structure" which could mean I need a bolt through
the mast base. If anyone entered Category 1 race before, quick list of
things you added/modified would be priceless.

"Victoria"


ISAF Category 1 modifications

Mr D
 

Has anyone entered a ISAF Category 1 race with an Amel? There are some rules to which Amel may or may not be built. For example, there is an OSR 3.12 that states "The heel of a keel stepped mast shall be securely fastened to the mast step or adjoining structure" which could mean I need a bolt through the mast base. If anyone entered Category 1 race before, quick list of things you added/modified would be priceless.

"Victoria"


Sharki actual loaded displacement?

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Hello All,

Does know the actual weight of a Sharki fully loaded in cruising trim?
Most brokers etc quote 9400kg displacement but I see on this site there is a Specification in French and German with 7400kg unladen and 9400kg loaden quoted.

I am in the process of buying a Series Drogue and the choice of the size of rope and number cones is directly related to weight so I would like to start from the right place. Unfortunatley I have no method of geting our boat weighed.



Regards
Graham Johnston
'Zephyr'
Sharki 181


[Fwd: Re: [Amel] Navtex weather forecasts]

Ian Shepherd <crusader53@...>
 

Hi John,

I have a NASA navtex receiver on Crusader. It is their better model called a Plus I believe but as it's on the boat and I am not, that's a guess. It may be a Pro.

Even though I mounted the antenna under the starboard main winch, next to the circuit breaker box above the companionway berth, I get good results except, at first, in my home country Cyprus! Limos, Turkish and Black Sea stations come in well, as do Israel and Egypt. Eventually Cyprus did something about their lousy transmission and I now receive them OK.

Occasionally some stations go missing due to their technical problems, though not that often. Of course it will depend on propagation conditions, but even though we are at the bottom of a sunspot cycle, this should not affect VLF frequencies much. Winter rain in the coax is more likely to affect signal strengths. I wonder if there is some local interference perhaps that is drowning the signal?

Wishing you and Anne a Very Happy New Year

Ian SM 414 Crusader Larnaca Cyprus

hollambyuk wrote:

I have a Navtex engine which receives weather and Nav messages and stores them to download on my PC. It is sold by NASA, a British company which sells a wide range of low priced marine instruments. It is a replacement for their model which has a screen as I was not happy with that ones performance either.
We cruise the Med during the summer months and find that this instrument only seems to receive info some of the time. NASA suggest that this is an antenna problem which I do not believe as, for example,it receives forecasts from far flung places like the UK and Turkey when we are in the western Med but does not get local forecasts for days at a time.
Can any one tell me whether this is their experience with Navtex signals being unreliable in the Med with this or other receivers made by more upmarket companies.

Regards, John SM319



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Re: [Amel] Navtex weather forecasts

kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
 

John,

We have a navtex installed in our furuno weather fax. The antenna is the
triadic stay.



While cruising Europe I found that the navtex reception to be spotty,
probably due to the skip of the signal. I found the same problem with the
furuno weather fax.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of hollambyuk
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 11:25 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Navtex weather forecasts





I have a Navtex engine which receives weather and Nav messages and stores
them to download on my PC. It is sold by NASA, a British company which sells
a wide range of low priced marine instruments. It is a replacement for their
model which has a screen as I was not happy with that ones performance
either.
We cruise the Med during the summer months and find that this instrument
only seems to receive info some of the time. NASA suggest that this is an
antenna problem which I do not believe as, for example,it receives forecasts
from far flung places like the UK and Turkey when we are in the western Med
but does not get local forecasts for days at a time.
Can any one tell me whether this is their experience with Navtex signals
being unreliable in the Med with this or other receivers made by more
upmarket companies.

Regards, John SM319


Navtex weather forecasts

hollambyuk <annejohnholl@...>
 

I have a Navtex engine which receives weather and Nav messages and stores them to download on my PC. It is sold by NASA, a British company which sells a wide range of low priced marine instruments. It is a replacement for their model which has a screen as I was not happy with that ones performance either.
We cruise the Med during the summer months and find that this instrument only seems to receive info some of the time. NASA suggest that this is an antenna problem which I do not believe as, for example,it receives forecasts from far flung places like the UK and Turkey when we are in the western Med but does not get local forecasts for days at a time.
Can any one tell me whether this is their experience with Navtex signals being unreliable in the Med with this or other receivers made by more upmarket companies.

Regards, John SM319


Re: question about impellers

svultimathule <icoop@...>
 

Hi Eric,

Once a year - puller tool available at West Marine or other chandelry, - Note direction of blades - Install with vasaline if necessary.

Peter


Re: GPS signal

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Assuming that you have a separate GPS antenna and the RL80C hsb2 Display gets its GPS information over a seatalk network, the problem is most likely with the GPS antenna. The most likely solution is to replace the antenna.

I have seen these antennas last 6 to 7 years and in some cases longer. They tend to fail with no warning and usually when you need them the most.

If your Raymarine instrument(s) receive GPS info via a NMEA connection and the host GPS instrument is getting a GPS fix, you need to check all wiring connections and be very suspicious of any NMEA multiplexer.


Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2, #387
Currently Malaysia

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Paul" <aebersoldp@...> wrote:

Hello all

Since a few days I do not receive a fix on my Fishfinder RL80C. Does anybody have an idea, what the reason could be?

Thanks & best regards
Paul Aebersold
SM 324


Re: [Amel] Re: question about impellers

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Hello Eric,
A good trick for replacing an impeller is to squeeze it with a plastic cable tie so that it will go into it's housing and key wat easily. The housing should be greased and the impeller greased or sprayed with silicon. Make sure that all the vanes are pointing the same way as you tighten the cable tie and that they are pointing the right way (usually anticlock wise) when pushing the impeller in.

best wishes, Anne and John, SM319

----- Original Message -----
From: joemac4sail
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 10:24 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: question about impellers



Hi Eric

With your question you raise a number of others, namely

Which raw water pump is on your engine
How old is it ( is it the original unit)
When was it last serviced (seals replaced)
Does it leak ( when running)
Do you have a spare service kit or two
Is there any visable wear on the inside of the pump

As Craig said, its a good idea to stick to the recomendations in the service manual, particularly if you are not to familiar with the pump.
But these are some of the things you should considering when you are inspecting the pump.
Check and see if you can get your hands on the Workshop Manual for your engine, you will find it invaluable. You should also be able to get detailed drawings of your pump on the web by typing in the make and model number.

Regards Joe McDonnell

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "eric" <ericmeury@...> wrote:
>
> any body have any advise about pulling and replacing the impellers on the volvo engine.
>
> 1. how often does one need to replace it and is there a special procedure/tool for replacing the impreller. I'm on a amel now and we are going to change the impeller before we head out. Ours "looks" fine but are thinking we should change it.
>
> Thanks.
>


GPS signal

Paul <aebersoldp@...>
 

Hello all

Since a few days I do not receive a fix on my Fishfinder RL80C. Does anybody have an idea, what the reason could be?

Thanks & best regards
Paul Aebersold
SM 324


Re: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

walter gameiro <walter_300e@...>
 

Hi Jim

Sorry I missed that. I should be in the office Monday.
No problem.

Good trip

Walter & Fatima, SM # ........?




________________________________
From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wed, January 6, 2010 2:32:16 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

 
Walter,

I am presently in Panama and will return this weekend---I will contact you Monday.
Best Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com on behalf of walter gameiro
Sent: Tue 1/5/2010 9:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

Howdy Jim
We live on the NW side of F.Worth by Eagle Mountain Lake.
That is where my office is too, only three blocks away from home.
A whole 120 second comute. 
We need to get together sometime soon.
My office number is  (817) 236 6420  (817) 236 6420
www.phi-usa. com is our web.
Have you ever been to FW Boat Club?
Give us a call whenever you have a moment.

Among other things we design large generator systems typically converting 27-28% into electricity, then we design heat recovery systems to produce free steam/or very hot water with which we fire free Air Conditioning and Free Water Heating systems.
Regretably we have never designed any system as small as we need on our sail vessels.
May be I should start thinking about it...
Our best

Walter & Fatima, SM # ........ ?

 

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From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@ operatingtech. com>
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Tue, January 5, 2010 6:52:10 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

 
Dear Walter and Fatima,

I live in Arlington Texas and presently have my boat in Bocas Del Toro Panama---I would be pleased to meet you some time to answer any questions regarding this great boat.

Best Jim Dernehl
 817 288 2600  817 288 2600
Pao-San#88

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups.. com on behalf of walter gameiro
Sent: Thu 12/31/2009 4:12 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ON THIS EXCLUSIVE CHAT ROOM.

We wish everybody fair winds and happy sailing for 2010.

Walter&Fatima, SM # ......?

PS- We live in Fort Worth TEXAS and we have joined the group probably in March or April.
We do not own an AMEL yet, but hopefully we are close to our dream.
The state pf the marketplace in the US this past 2009 did not help us at all.
I have been following all conversations but as a non owner, non expert we have abstained from participating. Hopefully we will do it soon.
GOOD LUCK Y'ALL..

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Re: question about impellers

joseph mc donnell
 

Hi Eric

With your question you raise a number of others, namely

Which raw water pump is on your engine
How old is it ( is it the original unit)
When was it last serviced (seals replaced)
Does it leak ( when running)
Do you have a spare service kit or two
Is there any visable wear on the inside of the pump

As Craig said, its a good idea to stick to the recomendations in the service manual, particularly if you are not to familiar with the pump.
But these are some of the things you should considering when you are inspecting the pump.
Check and see if you can get your hands on the Workshop Manual for your engine, you will find it invaluable. You should also be able to get detailed drawings of your pump on the web by typing in the make and model number.

Regards Joe McDonnell

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "eric" <ericmeury@...> wrote:

any body have any advise about pulling and replacing the impellers on the volvo engine.

1. how often does one need to replace it and is there a special procedure/tool for replacing the impreller. I'm on a amel now and we are going to change the impeller before we head out. Ours "looks" fine but are thinking we should change it.

Thanks.


[Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

timandsusanallen <timandsusanallen@...>
 

Hi John,

Thanks for your kind and thoughtful response to Susie's inquiry about the Amel.

Like you, we are viewing the Amel as one of the best vessels available to meet our needs. And, how very odd to be referring to such a beautiful yacht as a "compromise!" While we definitely seek a boat that has a history of safe blue water crossings, the truth is a lot more of our time will be spent "living aboard" while cruising, at anchor, mooring, or marina than we will be voyaging. So, the comfort part of the equation carries more weight than exceptional crossing performance criteria. Let's face it, the Allens have been lubbers so long that we are spoiled by convenience and the Amel offers plenty of that.

I'm a born-again sailor. As a kid and then through my teenage years, I sailed through my summers mostly on small to tiny lakes in Central Texas. I sailed several board boats to death and then graduated to a 16 foot, (mostly cat rigged) Rebel for about four years. Through my adult years I didn't make any serious time for sailing and have only discovered joys of sailing anew as we approach to my retirement. Fortunately for me, my wife Susie is as enthusiastic about sailing as I am. We view this new upcoming watery chapter in our lives with real excitement.

At this juncture we are looking at gently used Amels, Island Packets, possibly Valiants, and the odd aluminum boat. There are undoubtedly others in the 45-55 foot range that merit our consideration that I have not yet met. I admit that I believe that I would like a metal hulled boat for longevity, durability, and safety, as well as possibly higher motion comfort ratings, but there are far fewer of those on the market. Boats do seemed to be priced by the pound and as a compromise the fiberglass value is makes the whole proposition a lot more feasible. As it is, we are weighing the price vs age trade-off since a new boat should carry lower annual maintenance costs but brand new ones are just too pricey.

We have discovered a sailing school that offers certifications aboard the IP so we are scheduled to see one of those vessels up close in late March or April. Additionally, one guy in the Virgins sells a weeklong crewed vacation aboard his Amel so that's a possibility but I'd love to find a workable alternative. Like marriage, I figure that buying any particular boat will reveal a surprising wealth of new, unexpected experiences regardless of one's preparation, investigation, or research into the potential relationship. All we can do is prepare as best we can.

Your offer to meet to share views on the sailboat market is most generous. Perhaps when it warms up a bit we could have dinner together in the vicinity of Lake Lewisville…maybe the Blue Note?

Thanks again,

Tim and Susie Allen

--- In amelyachtowners@..., walter gameiro <walter_300e@...> wrote:

Hi Susan and Tim
We hope you had a great Christmas and a better New Year's eve.

We belong to three different boating organizations in our area, by order or antiquity:
1- We are members of the FORT WORTH BOAT CLUB. I race every Sunday doing mostly foredeck on a J105. In case of need I have done all other positions too.
2- We are members TEXOMA SAILING CLUB at Grand Pappy Point Marina. We keep a Hunter 40' on the water for the past several years.
3- We are members of the US POWER SQUADRON.

On all these associations I do technical presentations on the Principles of Competitive Sailing froms hull care, to hydrodynamics, airdynamics, mast & rigg set up, sail trimming, driving, winds and shifts, weather etc. The basics physical principles we all need to know if we want to sail efficiently, racing or cruising.

We will be delighted to come over to Lewisville at anytime and receive you as our guests at Texoma Lake. We dont even winterise the boat, we sail yearround.

I have been sailing since the age of 12, and I promise you, that was a long time ago...
We started reading magazines describing, the basic problems and solutions of cruising. Then we started looking at sail boats in Boat shows, primarily Miami and Annapolis.
Then we consulted with one another to find out what is important for me and what is importante for Fatima. Man and wife will many times focus in different aspects of a sail boat. Like buying a house.

Once we determined what we were looking for, it became a question of looking around at the different aspects of design and construcction, and who designed what sail boat. What track record does that particular boat or design have? How many were build?
We have zeroed in on the Amel because it has precisely the characteristics that we are looking for. And it was desiged to be an offshore or passage sail vessel. Some vessels are not designed for blue water sailing, but have been adapted to do so.. One has to understand the differences.
Regularly we get out to St Martin, Antigua, St Barts, Belize, Guatemala, look at conditions on Rio Dulce, BVI and Spanish VI, to get accquainted with the sea motions and make sure that we all feel comfortable with them; get in a storm or two, check out the capabilities of us as a couple, sailing by ourselves.
Last step, was to become silent members of the owners blog/chat room and listen to the owners talking, we did that for several months, probably a year or so, we have disturbed nobody, just listened to what everyone had to say.  That told us about the problems, the solutions, and what year were those boats built. If it is very difficult to find parts or if you have a lot of unhappy owners, they will tell you, specially if they dont even know you are there.
Step before last, find a reputable person you can deal with and trust, to locate the right vessil for you. We have contaced Joel Potter, simply because, if you want an Amel, we believe he is the only right choice.
We did all of this and stopped looking for other boats. We only look for the right moment or opurtunity to come together. Well if one is a millionaire, than you just write a check and buy anew one.
It is not our case, so we have to use "all" our brain power and stay focused on "what" you really want and make it happen.
We plan to stay in the Caribbean for the first year, and go from there, if and when we both feel ok with that decision.

Best regards

Walter & Fatima.

 



________________________________
From: timandsusanallen <timandsusanallen@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Fri, January 1, 2010 10:45:51 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

 

Hi Walter & Fatima,

Do you belong to any sailing clubs in the DFW area? Where do you do your sailing in the area? When it warms back up, we'll be back on Lake Lewisville. I'm curious to know how you decided the Amel would be the right boat for you. I like your signature with the ??? for the SM #!

Susan
--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, walter gameiro <walter_300e@ ...> wrote:


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ON THIS EXCLUSIVE CHAT ROOM.

We wish everybody fair winds and happy sailing for 2010.

Walter&Fatima, SM # ......?

PS- We live in Fort Worth TEXAS and we have joined the group probably in March or April.
We do not own an AMEL yet, but hopefully we are close to our dream.
The state pf the marketplace in the US this past 2009 did not help us at all.
I have been following all conversations but as a non owner, non expert we have abstained from participating. Hopefully we will do it soon.
GOOD LUCK Y'ALL.


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Re: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Walter,

I am presently in Panama and will return this weekend---I will contact you Monday.
Best Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of walter gameiro
Sent: Tue 1/5/2010 9:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

Howdy Jim
We live on the NW side of F.Worth by Eagle Mountain Lake.
That is where my office is too, only three blocks away from home.
A whole 120 second comute. 
We need to get together sometime soon.
My office number is (817) 236 6420
www.phi-usa.com is our web.
Have you ever been to FW Boat Club?
Give us a call whenever you have a moment.

Among other things we design large generator systems typically converting 27-28% into electricity, then we design heat recovery systems to produce free steam/or very hot water with which we fire free Air Conditioning and Free Water Heating systems.
Regretably we have never designed any system as small as we need on our sail vessels.
May be I should start thinking about it...
Our best

Walter & Fatima, SM # ........ ?

 



________________________________
From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tue, January 5, 2010 6:52:10 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

 
Dear Walter and Fatima,

I live in Arlington Texas and presently have my boat in Bocas Del Toro Panama---I would be pleased to meet you some time to answer any questions regarding this great boat.

Best Jim Dernehl
817 288 2600
Pao-San#88

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com on behalf of walter gameiro
Sent: Thu 12/31/2009 4:12 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ON THIS EXCLUSIVE CHAT ROOM.

We wish everybody fair winds and happy sailing for 2010.

Walter&Fatima, SM # ......?

PS- We live in Fort Worth TEXAS and we have joined the group probably in March or April.
We do not own an AMEL yet, but hopefully we are close to our dream.
The state pf the marketplace in the US this past 2009 did not help us at all.
I have been following all conversations but as a non owner, non expert we have abstained from participating. Hopefully we will do it soon.
GOOD LUCK Y'ALL..

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Re: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

walter gameiro <walter_300e@...>
 

Howdy Jim
We live on the NW side of F.Worth by Eagle Mountain Lake.
That is where my office is too, only three blocks away from home.
A whole 120 second comute. 
We need to get together sometime soon.
My office number is (817) 236 6420
www.phi-usa.com is our web.
Have you ever been to FW Boat Club?
Give us a call whenever you have a moment.

Among other things we design large generator systems typically converting 27-28% into electricity, then we design heat recovery systems to produce free steam/or very hot water with which we fire free Air Conditioning and Free Water Heating systems.
Regretably we have never designed any system as small as we need on our sail vessels.
May be I should start thinking about it...
Our best

Walter & Fatima, SM # ........ ?

 



________________________________
From: Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tue, January 5, 2010 6:52:10 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

 
Dear Walter and Fatima,

I live in Arlington Texas and presently have my boat in Bocas Del Toro Panama---I would be pleased to meet you some time to answer any questions regarding this great boat.

Best Jim Dernehl
817 288 2600
Pao-San#88

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com on behalf of walter gameiro
Sent: Thu 12/31/2009 4:12 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ON THIS EXCLUSIVE CHAT ROOM.

We wish everybody fair winds and happy sailing for 2010.

Walter&Fatima, SM # ......?

PS- We live in Fort Worth TEXAS and we have joined the group probably in March or April.
We do not own an AMEL yet, but hopefully we are close to our dream.
The state pf the marketplace in the US this past 2009 did not help us at all.
I have been following all conversations but as a non owner, non expert we have abstained from participating. Hopefully we will do it soon.
GOOD LUCK Y'ALL..

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Re: question about impellers

Craig Briggs
 

Eric - Assuming you're talking about the raw water pump impeller and although you don't say how old the impeller is, I'd suggest you simply follow the maintenance interval recommendation in the owner's manual. No special tools needed - the manual probably shows a picture of how to remove, prying gently with two screwdrivers (just be careful of the pump housing.) Sounds like you haven't removed the old one, so your "looks fine" observation may be from looking at the impeller in place - you would need to remove it and inspect by gently flexing each blade back & forth to see if there are any cracks forming where they attach to the core. However, this is a relatively inexpensive part, so if you're near the recommended change interval just put in a new one.
Cheers, Craig s/v Sangaris; Santorin #68


Re: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!

Jim Dernehl <jim.dernehl@...>
 

Dear Walter and Fatima,

I live in Arlington Texas and presently have my boat in Bocas Del Toro Panama---I would be pleased to meet you some time to answer any questions regarding this great boat.

Best Jim Dernehl
817 288 2600
Pao-San#88

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Subject: [Amel] Re: Greetings everyone!


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE ON THIS EXCLUSIVE CHAT ROOM.

We wish everybody fair winds and happy sailing for 2010.

Walter&Fatima, SM # ......?

PS- We live in Fort Worth TEXAS and we have joined the group probably in March or April.
We do not own an AMEL yet, but hopefully we are close to our dream.
The state pf the marketplace in the US this past 2009 did not help us at all.
I have been following all conversations but as a non owner, non expert we have abstained from participating. Hopefully we will do it soon.
GOOD LUCK Y'ALL.







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question about impellers

eric <ericmeury@...>
 

any body have any advise about pulling and replacing the impellers on the volvo engine.

1. how often does one need to replace it and is there a special procedure/tool for replacing the impreller. I'm on a amel now and we are going to change the impeller before we head out. Ours "looks" fine but are thinking we should change it.

Thanks.


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