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Re: Machining AMEL-specific tools in NZ (outhaul puller PLUS wrench for the rudder-post-packing nut)

David Vogel
 

Hi Alan,

Yes, thanks, the mails are coming through again. For the info of anyone else who finds themselves in a similar situation. I went through the process on the forum website, to stop the emails bouncing. I was also in dialogue with my ISP, to indicate that the IO/AMEL Forum point-of-origin for the emails was a "white" source, and not to be black-listed. I don’t know what changed, but something did, and the emails started to come through again.

I am now catching up with the backlog from the site.

ALAN: I'll put you on the list for both pieces.

ALL >>> STATUS update: YES, I can get the spanner/wrench made, no problem, but the only firm quote thus far gives a cost of over NZD150- (per unit, minimum of four pieces). Various other estimates are between $120- to $220- (each), but with no firm commitment - basically, metal workers here are not hungry for work, there is little competition, so can name their own terms. Anyway, I think $150- is simply untenable. So, I am continuing to try both bigger and smaller machine-shops, in order to find an improvement. I know I could make it myself, and it would be a simple thing, IF I had a workshop and metal working tools at my disposal (like I did when I had a land-base in my home town & country many years ago). All those who permanently live-aboard, or who are in an unfamiliar country, will appreciate that sometimes finding the right supplier can take a surprising amount of time and effort. But it is all the more worthwhile when you do finally 'crack the code'. Once I have something that is both tangible and reasonable, I'll repost an update to finalise numbers.

Best to all,

David
SM#396, Perigee


From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...>
Reply to: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Saturday, 12 February 2022 at 11:01 pm
To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Machining AMEL-specific tools in NZ (outhaul puller PLUS wrench for the rudder-post-packing nut)

David,
Are your mails sorted now?
Please put me on the list for a packing nut wrench as well as a boom shaft puller.
Thanks
Best
Alan
Elyse SM437, Opua NZ


Re: Fire in my cell phone

Eric Freedman <sailamel@...>
 

The phone end of the cord looked perfect.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Matt Salatino via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2022 8:41 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Fire in my cell phone

 

What did the phone end of the cord look like? Was it previously damaged from wear and handling? This is not an uncommon occurrence with damaged wiring…..


Re: Fire in my cell phone

Matt Salatino
 

What did the phone end of the cord look like? Was it previously damaged from wear and handling? This is not an uncommon occurrence with damaged wiring…..


Re: 𝗠.𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝟮𝗸 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀

Alan Leslie
 

I also had a problem with him giving me incorrect banking details....two versions of the BIC....
The correct BIC for him is UBSWCHZH80A

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: 𝗠.𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝟮𝗸 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Thanks Alan,
This is what M.Vignando sent. 

I thought to myself there is no one living that would have 3 ch in their name. So your's is correct. Thanks for the clarify. 

Chuck 
Joy 388

On Sat, Feb 12, 2022 at 5:49 AM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Chuck,

I have (finally) had success by email with Alexei from Tremail

Alexei PARACHTCHEVINE | Responsable Import Export

Tel: +41 (0) 32 933 98 82 | Email: alexei.parachtchevine@...

 

 

 

TREMAIL Logistics SA

Rue de France 85A

CH-2400 Le Locle/Suisse

Site Web: http://www.tremail.com



Cheers

Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Machining AMEL-specific tools in NZ (outhaul puller PLUS wrench for the rudder-post-packing nut)

Alan Leslie
 

David,
Are your mails sorted now?
Please put me on the list for a packing nut wrench as well as a boom shaft puller.
Thanks
Best
Alan
Elyse SM437, Opua NZ


Re: Introduction - New Super Maramu owner

Alan Leslie
 

Congratulations Ken,

JP has been a great mate for me...Eleuthera berthed two slips down from Elyse in Opua....
JP has kept an eye on, and done more than anyone would expect looking after, Elyse while I'm stuck in Australia
You win a good boat - I'll miss a good mate.
Hopefully after all this is over, we'll see you out there.

Best wishes
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: 𝗠.𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝟮𝗸 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀

Alan Leslie
 

Bill,

Do you know, does he plan to make all these parts or just the two part pulley?

Its the plate underneath that the drive pin locates in which is equally important.

If he's making ALL the parts I would be interested.
Our drive plate has been repaired twice but I don't think it could be done a third time.

Cheers

Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: 𝗠.𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝟮𝗸 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀

Alan Leslie
 

Chuck,

I have (finally) had success by email with Alexei from Tremail

Alexei PARACHTCHEVINE | Responsable Import Export

Tel: +41 (0) 32 933 98 82 | Email: alexei.parachtchevine@...

 

 

 

TREMAIL Logistics SA

Rue de France 85A

CH-2400 Le Locle/Suisse

Site Web: http://www.tremail.com



Cheers

Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

Trevor Lusty
 

Hi Tom,
            I had Hull number 425 2000 Redline for nine years. We put 30,000 miles on her. We live in  Carrigillihy Harbour, Union Hall, there is a mooring here for you anytime. Or, if we can pass on any experiences just let me know.
Congratulations and fair winds with you boat.
Trevor Lusty
0871036469


Fire in my cell phone

Eric Freedman <sailamel@...>
 

A few days ago, I awoke and went to my cellphone to unplug it and put it in my pocket. I noticed the cord where it attaches to the phone was smoldering.

While I unplugged it burst into flames. I removed the cord from the charger outlet, and all was well.

I then plugged it into another cord and for the last 2 days no problems.

 

I guess many of us leave the phone on the charger while we are asleep, I guess computers also.

Being that the wires are so fine, I believe if left alone it would have just melted and stopped smoldering.

 

However, if it were near something flammable, what could have happened in my sleep?

 

From now on computers and all small electronics will be unplugged while I sleep.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

 

 


Re: 𝗠.𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝟮𝗸 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀

 

And he is currently working on making some of these...I have no idea when they will be ready or the price.
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

On Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 3:59 PM Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Pierangelo Vignando says:

Hello Mr Rouse,

Good OK, according to some only!! Names please (laughs)

Mr. Rouse, I guarantee you that I am doing my best for all our friends in order to arrive at a payment "good port" there take a few letters and a few weeks.

Good, but now it seems to me that the situation is improving significantly.

Looking forward to reading you, receive my warmest regards.

Pierangelo Vignando

+41 79 447 21 42



CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
On Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 11:18 AM Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...> wrote:
Very timely email. After several emails he finally responded with the freight forwarder info. Tremail in Switzerland. They are not responding to my emails and the phone number is not correct on their website. I do believe it is a legitimate business though. Whomever was successful dealing with the freight forwarder please let me know correct contact information. 
P.s Bill kid gloves please. He has my money AND parts. I don't want him to go dark again😉

All the best,
Chuck Lacey 
Joy 388
St.martin

On Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 1:01 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
For those ordering or planning to order SM2k Genoa Rebuild Kits

Mr. VIGNANDO, the original builder of the Amel SM2k Genoa furler can be a challenging guy to deal with. It took me over a year to get his inventory amounts, photos of the "kit," and price. I never received the requested detailed list of parts in the kit. At one point, I made him an offer to buy his entire inventory, but he went silent for months. When got back in touch with me he acted as though I never made him an offer. I was relieved that he didn't answer my offer because I don't want to be in the parts business. At that time he began discussing these kits. Remember, he is the only source of the original parts. I wish someone else owned the parts.

I believe has delivered parts to about 6-10 Amel owners, so far.

Your patience will likely be challenged with M VIGNANDO. I am going to email him today and tell him that I am disappointed that ordering parts from him has been challenging for some Amel Owners.

I hope that this helps.

If you want to know more about the kit, see the following:



Bill


Re: Maramu replacement autopilot drive motor

Ben Levy
 

Hi Alex, 

I am concidering doing the same in our 1981 maramu. Would you have any advices on how you did it? Any pitfalls? Any difficulties? Also, would you have a photo of the quadrant and how you installed the angle measuring device?

Cheers 
Ben


Re: 𝗠.𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝟮𝗸 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀

 

Pierangelo Vignando says:

Hello Mr Rouse,

Good OK, according to some only!! Names please (laughs)

Mr. Rouse, I guarantee you that I am doing my best for all our friends in order to arrive at a payment "good port" there take a few letters and a few weeks.

Good, but now it seems to me that the situation is improving significantly.

Looking forward to reading you, receive my warmest regards.

Pierangelo Vignando

+41 79 447 21 42



CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   

On Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 11:18 AM Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...> wrote:
Very timely email. After several emails he finally responded with the freight forwarder info. Tremail in Switzerland. They are not responding to my emails and the phone number is not correct on their website. I do believe it is a legitimate business though. Whomever was successful dealing with the freight forwarder please let me know correct contact information. 
P.s Bill kid gloves please. He has my money AND parts. I don't want him to go dark again😉

All the best,
Chuck Lacey 
Joy 388
St.martin

On Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 1:01 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
For those ordering or planning to order SM2k Genoa Rebuild Kits

Mr. VIGNANDO, the original builder of the Amel SM2k Genoa furler can be a challenging guy to deal with. It took me over a year to get his inventory amounts, photos of the "kit," and price. I never received the requested detailed list of parts in the kit. At one point, I made him an offer to buy his entire inventory, but he went silent for months. When got back in touch with me he acted as though I never made him an offer. I was relieved that he didn't answer my offer because I don't want to be in the parts business. At that time he began discussing these kits. Remember, he is the only source of the original parts. I wish someone else owned the parts.

I believe has delivered parts to about 6-10 Amel owners, so far.

Your patience will likely be challenged with M VIGNANDO. I am going to email him today and tell him that I am disappointed that ordering parts from him has been challenging for some Amel Owners.

I hope that this helps.

If you want to know more about the kit, see the following:



Bill


Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

Peter Forbes
 

Tom,

Are you based in Cork?

We will visit Cork in July.

Peter Forbes
Carango Amel 54 #035
lymington
07836 209730

On 11 Feb 2022, at 15:36, Tom Crosbie <tpcrosbie@...> wrote:

Thank you for the lovely welcome everyone.

There is really so much to learn and understand and it is only now that I am starting to fully appreciate the thought and craft that went into the design and build of every part of the boat.
I should acknowledge the encyclopaedic Frenchman, Olivier Beaute, who surveyed Saol Eile for us last year - his knowledge (and reassurance) was key to our decision - and we would never have heard of him without this community forum.

Fair winds to all 

Tom Crosbie
Saol Eile, SM#228, Cork, Ireland


Re: 𝗠.𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝟮𝗸 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Very timely email. After several emails he finally responded with the freight forwarder info. Tremail in Switzerland. They are not responding to my emails and the phone number is not correct on their website. I do believe it is a legitimate business though. Whomever was successful dealing with the freight forwarder please let me know correct contact information. 
P.s Bill kid gloves please. He has my money AND parts. I don't want him to go dark again😉

All the best,
Chuck Lacey 
Joy 388
St.martin

On Fri, Feb 11, 2022 at 1:01 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
For those ordering or planning to order SM2k Genoa Rebuild Kits

Mr. VIGNANDO, the original builder of the Amel SM2k Genoa furler can be a challenging guy to deal with. It took me over a year to get his inventory amounts, photos of the "kit," and price. I never received the requested detailed list of parts in the kit. At one point, I made him an offer to buy his entire inventory, but he went silent for months. When got back in touch with me he acted as though I never made him an offer. I was relieved that he didn't answer my offer because I don't want to be in the parts business. At that time he began discussing these kits. Remember, he is the only source of the original parts. I wish someone else owned the parts.

I believe has delivered parts to about 6-10 Amel owners, so far.

Your patience will likely be challenged with M VIGNANDO. I am going to email him today and tell him that I am disappointed that ordering parts from him has been challenging for some Amel Owners.

I hope that this helps.

If you want to know more about the kit, see the following:



Bill


𝗠.𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗠𝟮𝗸 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀

 

For those ordering or planning to order SM2k Genoa Rebuild Kits

Mr. VIGNANDO, the original builder of the Amel SM2k Genoa furler can be a challenging guy to deal with. It took me over a year to get his inventory amounts, photos of the "kit," and price. I never received the requested detailed list of parts in the kit. At one point, I made him an offer to buy his entire inventory, but he went silent for months. When got back in touch with me he acted as though I never made him an offer. I was relieved that he didn't answer my offer because I don't want to be in the parts business. At that time he began discussing these kits. Remember, he is the only source of the original parts. I wish someone else owned the parts.

I believe has delivered parts to about 6-10 Amel owners, so far.

Your patience will likely be challenged with M VIGNANDO. I am going to email him today and tell him that I am disappointed that ordering parts from him has been challenging for some Amel Owners.

I hope that this helps.

If you want to know more about the kit, see the following:



Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

Tom Crosbie
 

Thank you for the lovely welcome everyone.

There is really so much to learn and understand and it is only now that I am starting to fully appreciate the thought and craft that went into the design and build of every part of the boat.
I should acknowledge the encyclopaedic Frenchman, Olivier Beaute, who surveyed Saol Eile for us last year - his knowledge (and reassurance) was key to our decision - and we would never have heard of him without this community forum.

Fair winds to all 

Tom Crosbie
Saol Eile, SM#228, Cork, Ireland


Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

Ian Townsend
 

We put in an Isotherm Cruise Drinks model with no freezer section. We are very happy with it. Congrats on your new to you boat! 

Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
SM153

On Feb 10, 2022, at 9:08 AM, Tom Crosbie <tpcrosbie@...> wrote:



[Edited Message Follows]

Hello All,
First I am delighted to be posting here - this forum is a great resource.
Clair and I recently acquired Saol Eile (For the non Irish speakers Other Life) SM #228 - she is a fab boat and if we can have half the fun and adventures as her previous owners had we thing we will be very happy indeed. I believe she was one of the last of the Super Maramus before the SM2000 update.
Here she is off Cork Harbour, Ireland recently - we are just getting used to everything and we are hope to do a bit of voyaging (maybe to La Rochelle) this summer.
  

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One thing that we must replace is the fridge which is the original from 1998 and is well past its sell by date. The old fridge is a Waeco Coolmatic HDC-120 and I am struggling to decide whether to try to put in something similar again, a drawer type fridge or indeed is there something better. I really want to be careful with my choice as I want to end up with a very power efficient setup if at all possible.
Many thanks in advance
Tom Crosbie



Re: Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

Mark Erdos
 

Welcome!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom Crosbie
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2022 4:05 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Introduction - and some help on fridges pls

 

[Edited Message Follows]

Hello All,
First I am delighted to be posting here - this forum is a great resource.
Clair and I recently acquired Saol Eile (For the non Irish speakers Other Life) SM #228 - she is a fab boat and if we can have half the fun and adventures as her previous owners had we thing we will be very happy indeed. I believe she was one of the last of the Super Maramus before the SM2000 update.
Here she is off Cork Harbour, Ireland recently - we are just getting used to everything and we are hope to do a bit of voyaging (maybe to La Rochelle) this summer.
  



One thing that we must replace is the fridge which is the original from 1998 and is well past its sell by date. The old fridge is a Waeco Coolmatic HDC-120 and I am struggling to decide whether to try to put in something similar again, a drawer type fridge or indeed is there something better. I really want to be careful with my choice as I want to end up with a very power efficient setup if at all possible.
Many thanks in advance
Tom Crosbie

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