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[Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Kent,
We replaced our deteriorating plywood companionway with a medium tinted plexiglass, which is absolutely super for letting light in when you're closed up either in inclement weather or simply for security while sleeping. Our weather stripping had failed and we didn't want to risk scratching the new plexiglass, so we simply removed it. There's only about a 1/16 inch gap left and the only time water gets in is when we wash down the cockpit - then it drains into the bilge sump thru the hose at the bottom of the well. Keeps it clean. So no replacement at all might be a fine option to consider - I can't imagine it being a safety issue. If you get pooped it would still drain down the hose just fine - but as I recall you're not going around Cape Horn :-)
Cheers,
Craig
From: Kent Robertson
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:55 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal
... still haven't found a seal
that will work for the companionway door.
...> Thanks,
Kent
SM243
KRISTY


Re: [Amel] Berth length

Ric <ric@...>
 

I have a santorin SN24. I am 6'2" and yes stretched out u just fit in
the aft cabin. However, in the thousands of miles on the heel against
a lee board or partially curled up (normal sleep position), its fine.
It is the standing room at the step up that's tight, so dressing is
best next to the head. The bow berths are fine and frankly in a blow
more secure.

Ric Gottschalk
Bali Hai SN24

On Jul 10, 2010, at 3:53 PM, "goulty2002" <goulty@gmail.com> wrote:

HI,
I thought the Santorin I viewed last week was my dream boat, but I
am 6'2" and my two lads are taller. The berths were so small both my
head and feet were on the bulkheads. What a shame when so much space
had been wasted on engine and rear lockers. I can see no way to find
some extra length and certainly cannot feel like I am standing up
all night.
I doubt that I can afford to run any of the bigger models so has
anyone got any good ideas to find an Amel that I can sleep in?
( other than a family deal on leg shortening)


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Re: [Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal

karkauai
 

Thanks, Eric.  Ian put the Renault part number on the website in 2009 "The Renault part number is 77 00 640 249 followed by the letters UV 1. There is also another number on the
label which is 1MDXPG. I cannot find the invoice right now but I believe that the Amel price for this seal was round 80 Euros plus shipping!" I tried using those numbers, but it didn't ring any bells when I went on line and tried to order it.  Even went on the Renault owners' website and posted a ?, but no help.  If you have a different number than that, please do send it along.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

--- On Wed, 7/14/10, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:


From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 3:03 PM


 



Hi,

Please wait a few days until I get to the boat I have the Renault part
number. It is much longer than the companionway and has an angle cut on the
end. It needs to be cut to fit

.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal

Well, here I am again almost a year later and still haven't found a seal
that will work for the companionway door. Been to Home Depot, auto supply
stores, on line w/Renault owners' blog...running out of ideas. Anyone have
any luck finding this anywhere besides Amel?
Thanks,
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

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Re: [Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

Please wait a few days until I get to the boat I have the Renault part
number. It is much longer than the companionway and has an angle cut on the
end. It needs to be cut to fit

.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal





Well, here I am again almost a year later and still haven't found a seal
that will work for the companionway door. Been to Home Depot, auto supply
stores, on line w/Renault owners' blog...running out of ideas. Anyone have
any luck finding this anywhere besides Amel?
Thanks,
Kent
SM243
KRISTY


[Amel] Re: Rubber companionway seal

karkauai
 

Well, here I am again almost a year later and still haven't found a seal that will work for the companionway door. Been to Home Depot, auto supply stores, on line w/Renault owners' blog...running out of ideas. Anyone have any luck finding this anywhere besides Amel?
Thanks,
Kent
SM243
KRISTY


Re: [Amel] Hot Water Heater

Patrick McAneny
 

Eric, My wife wrote that email for me and she added (hot) in front of water heater.I assure you it was not her intention to drive you or anyone "crazy".Do you think 10 lashes is adequate for such an offense ? When you think about it, once the water is heated and hot, the heater continues to heat the hot water to keep it hot. So, (not to be petty)I guess you could say that it is a hot water heater as well.I will try to proof read her posts in the future. Pat

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

Sorry but this drives me crazy, it is a water heater not a hot water heater.
You do not have to heat hot water.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of murray k. seidel
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 8:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Hot Water Heater





Sundance sm349 also replaced with quicknautic one year ago. I used 600
watts. My engine running for 20 minutes also heats it up very well. Murray
zseidel

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Hot Water Heater

Pat why such a small size does it also heat from the engine ?
Is it able to handle 50/60 cycle and what voltages.
Fair winds
Richard Piller

On Jul 11, 2010, at 9:44, "sailw32" <sailw32@...
<mailto:sailw32%40aol.com> <mailto:sailw32%40aol.com> > wrote:

I need to replace my hot water heater. I have chosen to go with a Quick
Nautic Boiler 40L from AHOY CAPTAIN'S website. It comes either 600 or 1200
watts. One of members recently replaced theirs with the same unit and I
wondered which wattage they replaced it with. Is there any reason not to go
with a high wattage given the size of our generators? Thanks. Pat SM123
Shenanigans

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Rubber Coupling

Barry <seagasm@...>
 

Hi crew, the rubber coupling between the TMD22a gearbox that also has the prop shaft pulley wheel installed and the propeller drive unit needs to be replaced on Tradewinds. Does anyone have information on the procedure to replace this. Is this part only available from Amel or am I able to obtain a new one from a Volvo dealer since it is/could be a standard part?

Thanks in advance
Barry and Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 191


Storage at RAIATEA

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi to all,
for the next season, from October 2011 to March 2012, I'm planning to leave on the hard at Raiatea my boat Eutikia.
Ther'are two possibilties : Raiatea Carenage Services and Chantier Naval des Iles Sous Le Vent.
Do you have some experiences about these yards ?
thanks so much for comments and suggestions
fair winds
Gianni TESTA
SV EUTIKIA
SM2K n 428


Berth length, outhaul motor and gearbox, water heater

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

There are pics of the transverse bunk we made on top of the standard fore and aft ones in the aft cabin in the photos section under "changes to Bali Hai" album, one of the oldest so wayback in that section. It works very well and has the bonus that when the boat is heeled one person cn sleep fore and aft on the downhill side.
The search feature will not work for me but I recall that someone gave the details of the makers of the motor and gearbox for the outhaul several years ago. I think I recall Bosch and Leroy??. Can anyone help please?
Eric, thanks for your input on water heaters, it is not often that this forum rates a guffaw.

Best wishes, Anne and John, SM 319


Re: [Amel] Hot Water Heater

Eric Freedman
 

Sorry but this drives me crazy, it is a water heater not a hot water heater.
You do not have to heat hot water.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of murray k. seidel
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 8:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Hot Water Heater





Sundance sm349 also replaced with quicknautic one year ago. I used 600
watts. My engine running for 20 minutes also heats it up very well. Murray
zseidel

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Hot Water Heater

Pat why such a small size does it also heat from the engine ?
Is it able to handle 50/60 cycle and what voltages.
Fair winds
Richard Piller

On Jul 11, 2010, at 9:44, "sailw32" <sailw32@aol.com
<mailto:sailw32%40aol.com> <mailto:sailw32%40aol.com> > wrote:

I need to replace my hot water heater. I have chosen to go with a Quick
Nautic Boiler 40L from AHOY CAPTAIN'S website. It comes either 600 or 1200
watts. One of members recently replaced theirs with the same unit and I
wondered which wattage they replaced it with. Is there any reason not to go
with a high wattage given the size of our generators? Thanks. Pat SM123
Shenanigans


Re: [Amel] Hot Water Heater

murray k. seidel <mseidel@...>
 

Sundance sm349 also replaced with quicknautic one year ago. I used 600 watts. My engine running for 20 minutes also heats it up very well. Murray zseidel



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard03801
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2010 10:51 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Hot Water Heater





Pat why such a small size does it also heat from the engine ?
Is it able to handle 50/60 cycle and what voltages.
Fair winds
Richard Piller

On Jul 11, 2010, at 9:44, "sailw32" <sailw32@aol.com <mailto:sailw32%40aol.com> > wrote:

I need to replace my hot water heater. I have chosen to go with a Quick Nautic Boiler 40L from AHOY CAPTAIN'S website. It comes either 600 or 1200 watts. One of members recently replaced theirs with the same unit and I wondered which wattage they replaced it with. Is there any reason not to go with a high wattage given the size of our generators? Thanks. Pat SM123 Shenanigans

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Re: [Amel] Hot Water Heater

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Pat, We switched to 1200 watt on our new tank. Much better. The reason for the 600 watt was that when Amel originally fitted the tanks many marinas only had low amp supplies. Fair winds, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM302, Sound of Mull--in SUNSHINE!

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: sailw32@aol.com
Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2010 13:44:55 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Hot Water Heater

I need to replace my hot water heater. I have chosen to go with a Quick Nautic Boiler 40L from AHOY CAPTAIN'S website. It comes either 600 or 1200 watts. One of members recently replaced theirs with the same unit and I wondered which wattage they replaced it with. Is there any reason not to go with a high wattage given the size of our generators? Thanks. Pat SM123 Shenanigans



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Re: Berth length

Craig Briggs
 

Goulty-
We switched our aft cabin berth athwartships and now have over 7 feet of length plus it's much more comfortable in an anchorage with any roll. We copied the "Amel style" supports and made up a new marine ply "filler" piece. Kept the old pieces so we can easily restore it to the original configuration. Of course, one man's "wasted space" is a long-term cruiser's dream.
Good luck - sorry, but no suggestions for your crew.
Craig Briggs,
s/v Sanagaris, Santorin #68

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "goulty2002" <goulty@...> wrote:

HI,
... I am 6'2" ..berths .. small ... a shame so much space wasted on engine and rear lockers.


Re: [Amel] Hot Water Heater

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Pat why such a small size does it also heat from the engine ?
Is it able to handle 50/60 cycle and what voltages.
Fair winds
Richard Piller

On Jul 11, 2010, at 9:44, "sailw32" <sailw32@aol.com> wrote:

I need to replace my hot water heater. I have chosen to go with a Quick Nautic Boiler 40L from AHOY CAPTAIN'S website. It comes either 600 or 1200 watts. One of members recently replaced theirs with the same unit and I wondered which wattage they replaced it with. Is there any reason not to go with a high wattage given the size of our generators? Thanks. Pat SM123 Shenanigans


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Hot Water Heater

Patrick McAneny
 

I need to replace my hot water heater. I have chosen to go with a Quick Nautic Boiler 40L from AHOY CAPTAIN'S website. It comes either 600 or 1200 watts. One of members recently replaced theirs with the same unit and I wondered which wattage they replaced it with. Is there any reason not to go with a high wattage given the size of our generators? Thanks. Pat SM123 Shenanigans


Cant upload a photo

Eric Freedman
 

I tried to upload a photo and I received this message---does anyone know
why????





Click Select Files to locate each photo on your computer (JPEGs, GIFs, BMPs,
or PNGs). You can select multiple photos at once by holding down Shift. You
can then (de)select individual photos by using the Control/Command key. Be
sure to click Upload when you are done. The total upload of this page cannot
exceed 100MB, and the size of any single file cannot exceed 10M. If you do
not enter a name, your photo's name will be used.Do not upload content you
don't have the right to upload


Berth length

goulty2002 <goulty@...>
 

HI,
I thought the Santorin I viewed last week was my dream boat, but I am 6'2" and my two lads are taller. The berths were so small both my head and feet were on the bulkheads. What a shame when so much space had been wasted on engine and rear lockers. I can see no way to find some extra length and certainly cannot feel like I am standing up all night.
I doubt that I can afford to run any of the bigger models so has anyone got any good ideas to find an Amel that I can sleep in? ( other than a family deal on leg shortening)


Main furler and outhaul

bobparry1947
 

Our 1990 Supermaramu has Bonfiglioli gears powered by CIMA motors for the main furler and outhaul. The CIMA motor seems to be out of production. Would somebody please tell us what gear/motor combination is on the newer Amels so that we could look at getting spares/replacements.

Regards,

Bob and Ann
Nowornot
SM#33


Re: [Amel] Raising the waterline on an SM

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Ian, thanks for the up date sorry about the cold water and storms. We also
painted out the orange stripe as when loaded to live aboard we were very tired
of cleaning the water line of growth. We can report that CSC is not a very good
solution for an all around bottom paint. We've had to clean heavy growth three
times over 10 months. It had become a item in the plan whenever we were getting
ready to sail any distance. We have removed that paint are back to using Petit
Trinidad Sr which in the past has been a good solution for lasting over two
years in very different waters.
Regarding the Coopercoat, thanks for the heads up and we look forward to
your reports.
Thanks, stay dry.
Richard and Joan on Challenge in Annapolis at 34 C






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From: Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, July 7, 2010 12:03:04 PM
Subject: [Amel] Raising the waterline on an SM



Hi y'all, Over the years we have lost count of the number of times
we have cleaned our water line, the white line between the antifouling and the
orange strip and indeed the orange strip itself aft of the cockpit as Pen Azen,
in common with many SMs , always seems to be slightly down at the stern. Last
August, when we applied Coppercoat, we decided to be bold and apply the
Coppercoat right up to the top of the orange strip and to add a new blue strip
above that, leaving a white strip between the Coppercoat and the blue. We were
not certain how the raised waterline would look but having done it we are
delighted.No longer does the white strip need cleaning and the raised waterline
makes the hull look just a little bit sleeker. When you do clean and polish the
topsides there is a smaller area to clean and, when still in the water, little
risk of getting your rag wet.We can recommend it.
And what of the Coppercoat? We applied it last August and from then until mid
June this year Pen Azen did not leave her marina berth at Swanwick on the
Hamble river in southern England. The marina is in a very muddy river and
ordinarily we would have expected fouling and barnacles.This time when I dived
to check the hull ( 14 degrees C .....) there were no barnacles but there was a
layer of slime, thicker higher up, very little below 50cm or so. It came off
easily with a wipe of a scratchy kitchen sponge and from the experience of
others I would not expect to have to wipe the hull again while we are using the
boat.For those that don't haul their boat it seems that an annual wipe usually
suffices. For those that do, a pressure wash on hauling does the trick. I will
report in about 6 months time to see how things proceed.
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Plockton , Scotland( at anchor with a F9
forecast,an improvement on the F10 of two days ago but with the same rain....)

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Re: [Amel] Foredeck Light

Eric Freedman
 

Hi,

I was looking for a part for the light fixture and not the bulb.

Thanks

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mike Ondra
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 9:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Foredeck Light





On Aletes, SM #240 our foredeck and cockpit mizzen mast light are GE 28V50W
part #4502 from SkyGeek.com for $10.75 ea. The price range on parts it
incredible. This is a good forum to share such information.

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Malcolm Phillips
Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2010 4:16 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Foredeck Light

Hi Eric.

The foredeck light is a sealed beam unit the same as the one
mounted on the mizzen and is used in light aircraft and can
be usually purchased locally.

Having just replaced mine I will send you the name next week.
However, I was forced to purchase the complete assembly of
steaming light, foredeck light and plastic shroud from Amel as
the plastic shroud was broken - an expensive option. It comes
complete with the 2 light fittings and has to be riveted to
the mast- a somewhat tricky operation at that height as a
large rivet gun is needed and the shroud has to be secured
in position round the curvature of the mast.

Regards,

Malcolm.

S/M # 464 Bon Jovi

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
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<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: 01 July 2010 05:50
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Foredeck Light

Does anyone know the manufacturer of the foredeck light mounted just
below
the steaming light?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite