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Re: Forever Young / Standing rigging

Nicolas Klene
 


Hello Bill 
Again a very interesting post for me. In the new year I will have to change my rigging and will follow your advise and go ACMO with the new turnbuckles.
I would be interested in the DIY method , to have a look If I can do it !
Best wishes for the holidays 
Nicolas 
SV DarNico 
Amel 53 # 471 

Le 10 déc. 2021 à 19:17, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> a écrit :


Steve,

You can order the kit from ACMO which includes everything and it is exactly cut. Because of the recent agreement signed by France and the US, you will need an EIN number. Shipping may be an issue because of the lack of commercial flights due to COVID.

The ACMO complete rigging kit with optional stainless steel turnbuckles with bronze inserts is about 10,000 euro with a 10% discount included...be sure to ask for it. Freight will probably be about 2,500 euro. Some owners have replaced the rigging themselves, 1 piece at a time, taking 4-6 days. Others have hired a rigger to help them. I have the instructions if you need them. Let me know.

If you go to Caraibe in Martinique, the total installed price is around 15,000 euro and they will use ACMO fittings and turnbuckles with the same German wire that ACMO uses.
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On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 10:59 AM Steve Harmon via groups.io <caliber33=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:
I'm overdue for new standing rigging, can anybody give me a ballpark price. Steve / Forever Young / 53 Amel / 272


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Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Bowthruster - damaged hex-nut [count on drilling out that bolt and re-tapping the hole + TORX]

Nicolas Klene
 


Thank you Bill
Merry Christmas 
Nicolas 
SM471,DarNico
Marseille

Le 21 déc. 2021 à 19:55, Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...> a écrit :

Nicolas,

The lip seal and “donuts” are the seals that keep the ocean from coming in where the thruster shaft goes down through the hull.  They are critical maintenance items and should be changed every year—two at the most—to avoid unexpected leaks.  These times are not governed by sailing hours since the failure mode is when the foam rubber in the donut seals compresses and hardens.  This reduces its ability to properly maintain a seal.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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Nicolas Klene
DarNico
SM2K # 471
In Marseille


Re: Santorin SN 45 'Calao'

Micky Ball
 

Hi Ian , it is in Le Marin , Martinique .


Re: Super Maramu wall lamp shades

Alan Leslie
 

The previous owner of Elyse replaced most of these with a rounded glass, which actually looks very smart.
I have a whole bunch of the original shades in a cupboard in the saloon.
I could send them to someone that wanted them, BUT because of Covid, I am in Australia, Elyse is in New Zealand, and I can't get there anytime soon.
BUT anyone that wants them, keep that in mind. ONE day I will be reunited with my beautiful boat.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437  


Re: Ultra Anchor

Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer
 

The best choice ever. We changed our original Bugel on a 45kg Ultra and its incredible how quick and strong it holds, we Are in Greece with lot of Meltemi and gusts. No problems with the bowrollers. Just change the anchor. Highly recommended also the Ultra swivel! 
Ask UltraMarine Europe, Kris Teaotea, for Special offer for AMEL owners, as we got it last year.
Best and Merry X Mas.
Ulrich 
„Soleil Bleu“/ A54#088

Am 22.12.2021 um 09:49 schrieb jlm@...:



I am very happy with meine 45kg Ulra on a SM ...

JLMERTZ

CottonBay



Le 21/12/2021 à 21:43, Richard Dallett a écrit :
Anyone have experience with an Ultra 45 kg anchor on an A54?

Richard Dallett
Mamba
A5467


Re: Ultra Anchor

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

I am very happy with meine 45kg Ulra on a SM ...

JLMERTZ

CottonBay



Le 21/12/2021 à 21:43, Richard Dallett a écrit :
Anyone have experience with an Ultra 45 kg anchor on an A54?

Richard Dallett
Mamba
A5467


Re: Santorin SN 45 'Calao'

Ian Park
 

I don’t know anything about Callao, but we’re based in North Wales and our Santorin is currently out on the hard.
Where is this boat based?

Ian, ‘Ocean Hobo’ SN96


Re: Bowthruster - damaged hex-nut [count on drilling out that bolt and re-tapping the hole + TORX]

Bill Kinney
 

David,

There is nothing bad about changing to TORX head bolts for this, but the ability to exert torque on the head really is not the issue.  If the bolts are kept well greased (or otherwise treated) and exercised regularly (every year or two) there is never any reason that they should be more than barely tight.  When well maintained, they will always come out without a struggle.  It’s only when rust and corrosion take over that they get hopelessly difficult!

All of the Amel thrusters have an excellent system for keeping these bolts in place doing their job even if they are only finger tight.  The exact way this was accomplished varied, depending on the build date. 

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Re: Bowthruster - damaged hex-nut [count on drilling out that bolt and re-tapping the hole + TORX]

Bill Kinney
 

Nicolas,

The lip seal and “donuts” are the seals that keep the ocean from coming in where the thruster shaft goes down through the hull.  They are critical maintenance items and should be changed every year—two at the most—to avoid unexpected leaks.  These times are not governed by sailing hours since the failure mode is when the foam rubber in the donut seals compresses and hardens.  This reduces its ability to properly maintain a seal.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Re: Ultra Anchor

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Fitted a 35kg on our SM. CRUISING for the last 7 years and always held. 

Sets very quickly and resets just as well after a wind change

Jean-Pierre Germain, Eleuthera SM007 New Zealand


On 22/12/2021, at 9:47 AM, Dimitris Krasopoulos <dkrasopoulos@...> wrote:

Yes no modification


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On Dec 21, 2021, at 10:46 PM, Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...> wrote:

Did it fit on the roller without modification?


Re: Ultra Anchor

Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

Yes no modification


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On Dec 21, 2021, at 10:46 PM, Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...> wrote:

Did it fit on the roller without modification?


Re: Ultra Anchor

Richard Dallett
 

Did it fit on the roller without modification?


Re: Ultra Anchor

Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

Excellent holding perfect fit 


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On Dec 21, 2021, at 10:43 PM, Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...> wrote:

Anyone have experience with an Ultra 45 kg anchor on an A54?

Richard Dallett
Mamba
A5467


Ultra Anchor

Richard Dallett
 

Anyone have experience with an Ultra 45 kg anchor on an A54?

Richard Dallett
Mamba
A5467


Re: Super Maramu wall lamp shades

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Eric,
It's the IMTRA ILSH60150 "Venice" lamp and I'm not finding it on the Defender site now, either. On the Imtra site it says, "Sold Out" - Note: only available while supplies last" and in an earlier post Richard May said it was discontinued and we all may have to look for a different fixture. What a shame as it's the perfect replacement. 

Craig Briggs - s/v Sangaris / SN68  Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: SANTORIN, whats under the bench?

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Berndt,
On my SN, this was done by a prior owner. It gives excellent storage space that we use for items less frequently accessed, like filters and engine spares.

He cut two rectangular openings in the horizontal plywood surface under the cushion. That gives access to two "bins", separated by the original structural vertical piece.
He put a wood support rim around the underside of the cutouts and then put the pieces he cut out back in on top of the rim. You may want to do a more "Amel-like" finish, but that's the basics.
An excellent change that I would recommend.

Btw, he did the same on the starboard side in the forward cabin, the settee, and the aft cabin, even though those compartments already have access from the side. It does make it somewhat easier to access those compartments, although certainly not necessary. Let me know if you'd like some measurements, although I think you may be able see the location of the vertical piece from the screws on the horizontal seat base.

Craig Briggs - s/v Sangaris / SN68  Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: SANTORIN, whats under the bench?

david bruce
 

Hi Berndt,   We have 2 large cutouts in the board under the portside saloon seat cushion, very useful storage.  Have never thought these were not original but maybe not?  
Dave

Dave Bruce
Liesse SN006


On Dec 21, 2021, at 3:30 PM, Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...> wrote:

Hello,

I was wondering if it’s worth to open the space under the saloon sofa on the port side to gain extra stowage on my SN. Has anyone done it and can share information?
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Santorin SN 45 'Calao'

Micky Ball
 

Hi All  , I am hoping to Purchase this Santorin , would any of this tribe have any knowledge of her or her history please . TIA

    Regards Micky Ball      Currently Boatless in SW Scotland 
 


SANTORIN, whats under the bench?

Bernd Spanner
 

Hello,

I was wondering if it’s worth to open the space under the saloon sofa on the port side to gain extra stowage on my SN. Has anyone done it and can share information?
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


Re: AIRMAR UDST800 Ultrasonic

neurolept2
 




From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 2021 22:11
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] AIRMAR UDST800 Ultrasonic
 
We had a UDST800 some time ago.  It worked great, and we were very happy with it. Readings were stable, and reliable.  Until it stopped working after 3 years.  At that price point we felt 3 years wasn't long enough to justify replacing in-kind. We have gone retro--to a (usually) trusty, inexpensive paddle wheel.  

It is a maintenance pain, but it does give us a measure of speed through the water, which I consider essential for serious navigation.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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