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Re: [Amel] Need crew for move from Norfolk ,VA to Portsmouth, NH

Peter Aubrey <peter.aubrey@...>
 

I was once recommended a crew by Joel Potter/Ray Eaton. His name is
Patrick McGee and he lives in Florida. He helped me to sail my SM2K from
Charleston to Ft Lauderdale when my crew had to return to UK and was great
company as well as being very knowledgeable and experienced on Amels. I am
afraid I don't have his contact details now but Joel or Ray may be able to
help.
Peter Aubrey SY MAIA SM2K 397 in Malta.

email: peter.aubrey@stme.com

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Roy Duddy
Sent: 26 August 2010 14:24
To: Amel Owners
Subject: [Amel] Need crew for move from Norfolk ,VA to Portsmouth, NH

Any ideas as to who I might hire for this move?
Roy Duddy
Duddy Law Offices
231 North Amherst Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-8500
603-472-7333 Fax
rduddy@duddylaw.com










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Re: [Amel] Need crew for move from Norfolk ,VA to Portsmouth, NH

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

We have a very good friend who has crewed with us for many long offshore passages. He is an excellent sailor, great on watch, clean and neat, nonsmoker, smart as a whip, always willing to help fix things, and knows the SM well. He is retired from an executive-level management position in aerospace technology with NASA and lives in the Norfolk area. He loves to sail, especially offhsore, and often goes on this type of trip. His name Bill Gilbert, cell 757-871-1288, home 757-868-8953. He also may know others in the Norfolk area that could fill out your crew, depending on how many you are looking for.

Ruth Martin
MOON DOG SM#248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: RDuddy@DuddyLaw.com
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:24:09 -0400
Subject: [Amel] Need crew for move from Norfolk ,VA to Portsmouth, NH






Any ideas as to who I might hire for this move?
Roy Duddy
Duddy Law Offices
231 North Amherst Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-8500
603-472-7333 Fax
rduddy@duddylaw.com


Re: [Amel] Dessalator High Pressure Hose on SM2K

Anne and John Hollamby <annejohnholl@...>
 

Mark, The pump is known as a catpump and may perhaps be made by Caterpillar. These pumps are used by every watermaker company and the pistons etc are sealed with Orings as piston rings. The fittings on the end of the HP pipe are reusable. I think details are shown on the Desallator website.
Good huinting, Anne and John, Bali Hai, SM 319

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard03801
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Dessalator High Pressure Hose on SM2K



Mark if you can find a shop the makes up hydraulic hose you can get them to make you replacements. Those hoses have to be clean. The pump is a standard high pressure pump that you can source locally same as the OEM does. You can also check at other Water maker suppliers too.

Regards
Richard Piller

On Aug 25, 2010, at 22:20, "Mark" <markghayden@yahoo.com> wrote:

> We're in Papeete and found we need to replace a high pressure hose on our watermaker. The Dessalator agent here is out of stock and says we should order fittings from France at some exorbitant price and wait a couple of weeks. I was wondering if anyone on this list can share their experiences with replacing their high pressure hoses with non-Dessalator parts. If we don't follow the Dessalator agent's advice and install another hose, we'd probably swap it back out with the manufacturer's part in several months when we get to NZ.
>
> Thanks in advance, Mark
>
>

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Need crew for move from Norfolk ,VA to Portsmouth, NH

Roy Duddy <RDuddy@...>
 

Any ideas as to who I might hire for this move?
Roy Duddy
Duddy Law Offices
231 North Amherst Road
Bedford, NH 03110
603-472-8500
603-472-7333 Fax
rduddy@duddylaw.com


Re: [Amel] Dessalator High Pressure Hose on SM2K

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Mark if you can find a shop the makes up hydraulic hose you can get them to make you replacements. Those hoses have to be clean. The pump is a standard high pressure pump that you can source locally same as the OEM does. You can also check at other Water maker suppliers too.

Regards
Richard Piller

On Aug 25, 2010, at 22:20, "Mark" <markghayden@yahoo.com> wrote:

We're in Papeete and found we need to replace a high pressure hose on our watermaker. The Dessalator agent here is out of stock and says we should order fittings from France at some exorbitant price and wait a couple of weeks. I was wondering if anyone on this list can share their experiences with replacing their high pressure hoses with non-Dessalator parts. If we don't follow the Dessalator agent's advice and install another hose, we'd probably swap it back out with the manufacturer's part in several months when we get to NZ.

Thanks in advance, Mark


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Re: [Amel] Re: Freezer/refrigerator thermostat for SM

Eric Freedman
 

I would love to know who installed the digital thermostat and where they
put it.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Judy and Bill aboard
SV BeBe
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 5:30 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: Freezer/refrigerator thermostat for SM





Eric,

If you had the thermostats "freeze up" due to corrosion like I had, you
might try what I did. I removed the knobs and coated the exposed shafts with
CorrosionX. I let them sit for 24 hours and re-applied. I let this sit for
another 24 hours, reapplied, then used pliers to turn the shafts. First back
and forth about 10 degrees, increasing by about 10 degrees until I could
rotate the stems freely from min to max.

They have worked fin since this treatment about 6 months ago.

Veco told me the same thing and said that the digital thermostat they they
sell will work...it seems to me that I read in this group that someone had
installed the digital thermostats.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

Hi,

I have a defective freezer refrigerator thermostat in my unit under the
settee seat. It has two knobs and a switch between the knobs.



Does anyone have a source for this? I tried Veco USA and they are out of
production. Has anyone installed a digital thermostat? If so where?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Re: [Amel] Dessalator High Pressure Hose on SM2K

Eric Freedman
 

The fittings on my Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite are re usable and the
hose can be bought at most hydraulic shops.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Mark
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 10:21 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Dessalator High Pressure Hose on SM2K





We're in Papeete and found we need to replace a high pressure hose on our
watermaker. The Dessalator agent here is out of stock and says we should
order fittings from France at some exorbitant price and wait a couple of
weeks. I was wondering if anyone on this list can share their experiences
with replacing their high pressure hoses with non-Dessalator parts. If we
don't follow the Dessalator agent's advice and install another hose, we'd
probably swap it back out with the manufacturer's part in several months
when we get to NZ.

Thanks in advance, Mark


Dessalator High Pressure Hose on SM2K

Mark Hayden
 

We're in Papeete and found we need to replace a high pressure hose on our watermaker. The Dessalator agent here is out of stock and says we should order fittings from France at some exorbitant price and wait a couple of weeks. I was wondering if anyone on this list can share their experiences with replacing their high pressure hoses with non-Dessalator parts. If we don't follow the Dessalator agent's advice and install another hose, we'd probably swap it back out with the manufacturer's part in several months when we get to NZ.

Thanks in advance, Mark


Re: [Amel] Rub rail

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

We did the strip on our '83 Maramu and yes in deed it is nailed on you pre drill the holes under size and copper
Nail it It is easy.

Regards
Richard Piller

On Aug 25, 2010, at 8:29, Graham Johnston <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com> wrote:

Hi David,
How is Prevaza Marine, please pass our regards on to George, we were there for 12 years up until 2002.

Our rubbing strip was a little sticky when we bought Zephyr last year so I tried cleaning it with a Scotchpad and Jif then cleaned again with Farecla G3. That removed the surface
tackiness and then I applied two coats of wax. It has held up so far but of course we are subject to rain rather than sun here as you well know!

The dirty streaks down the quarters can be minimised by machine polishing the area and keeping it well wax polished which encourages the dirt not to stick to the hull. We have only had to clean and wax once in the last 12 months but it if there is a better solution I would be delighted to hear it. We had the same problem with boat we kept in Prevaza but that had an aluminium toeral which left multiple dirty streaks which was even more irritating.

I was told by Amel that the rubbing strip was 'nailed' on, I don't know if something was lost in the translation or not but it did put me off renewing ours!

Regards
Graham
'Zephyr' Sharki 181









--- On Wed, 25/8/10, spritoaffine <spritoaffine@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

From: spritoaffine <spritoaffine@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel] Rub rail
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, 25 August, 2010, 12:28



Hi Everyone
Has anyone replaced their rub rail? ours is probably original and gives off a greasy white deposit when touched, we spend lots of time cleaning the boat only to have all sorts of rubbish wash out from behind the rubrail shortly afterwards and dirty the hull again, we also have dirty streaks down the quarters caused by dirty water from behind the rub rail, it does it's job as a resilient bumper strip but detracts from the boat cosmetically. Any ideas?
Hazel and David Worthington
Sharki 148 Preveza Marina

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Re: [Amel] Rub rail

Geoffrey Tyers <geoffrey_tyers@...>
 

I have just replaced both rub rails on my sharki  #127.   The rail has a unique profile and was send from Amel France.   I can attest to the fact that the rail is in fact attached with S.S. nails.  The nails are twisted so that they rotate about 15 degrees when driven in.  They are driven from the underside

--- On Wed, 8/25/10, Graham Johnston <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Graham Johnston <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Rub rail
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 8:29 AM


 



Hi David,
How is Prevaza Marine, please pass our regards on to George, we were there for 12 years up until 2002.
 
Our rubbing strip was a little sticky when we bought Zephyr last year so I tried cleaning it with a Scotchpad and Jif then cleaned again with Farecla G3. That removed the surface
tackiness and then I applied two coats of wax. It has held up so far but of course we are subject to rain rather than sun here as you well know!
 
The dirty streaks down the quarters can be minimised by machine polishing the area and keeping it well wax polished which encourages the dirt not to stick to the hull. We have only had to clean and wax once in the last 12 months but it if there is a better solution I would be delighted to hear it. We had the same problem with boat we kept in Prevaza but that had an aluminium toeral which left multiple dirty streaks which was even more irritating.
 
I was told by Amel that the rubbing strip was 'nailed' on, I don't know if something was lost in the translation or not but it did put me off renewing ours!
 
Regards
Graham
'Zephyr' Sharki 181
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

--- On Wed, 25/8/10, spritoaffine <spritoaffine@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

From: spritoaffine <spritoaffine@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel] Rub rail
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, 25 August, 2010, 12:28

 

Hi Everyone
Has anyone replaced their rub rail? ours is probably original and gives off a greasy white deposit when touched, we spend lots of time cleaning the boat only to have all sorts of rubbish wash out from behind the rubrail shortly afterwards and dirty the hull again, we also have dirty streaks down the quarters caused by dirty water from behind the rub rail, it does it's job as a resilient bumper strip but detracts from the boat cosmetically. Any ideas?
Hazel and David Worthington
Sharki 148 Preveza Marina

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Re: [Amel] Re: Furling and Outhaul Gearboxes

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Hi Kent,
If the motors and gearboxes are the same as on our 1989 Sharki then the motor brushes are standard and a good auto electrical shop should be able to source them. I got two complete sets for ours this winter and replaced the existing ones. £2.50 a pair for the outhaul and mast furling motors and £35.00 a pair for the genoa fuler motor. They are a 'hard' type with a very high copper content. I can look up more info if required.
 
If the outhaul and mast furling gearboxes are the same then they are a standard Bonfiglioli  V44 industrial worm drive gearbox available here in the UK for around £175.00 each, they use standard size bearings and seals. The gearbox oil is a fully synthetic type 320 which can be rather expensive.
 
Regards
Graham
'Zephyr' Sharki 181

--- On Wed, 25/8/10, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Furling and Outhaul Gearboxes
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, 25 August, 2010, 17:16


 



Hi, Craig, et al.
I'm having trouble finding parts for the main furler and outhaul gear boxes, and brushes for the motors for these units. I'm told that the motors are now "obsolete" and that the manufacturer no longer carries the brushes. Amel is quoting $890 ea for the gear boxes, $1962 ea for the motor/gearbox assemblies, and $11,083 for the genoa furler mechanism...plus taxes and shipping!!! I would surely like to avoid having to purchase new ones if the old ones can be overhauled enough to be safe. What spares would you carry for these units for sailing the S. Pacific?
Thank you in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "sv Sangaris" <sangaris@...> wrote:
" ...take this opportunity to open your jib furler gear box and thoroughly maintain it - replace all the seals plus bearings, especially if there's any sign of water ingress.
Caspar and Vito were recently talking here (on the DB) about grease leaking on the deck from the furler gearbox (it's probably not the grease inside the furler extrusion) - that's not normal and imho is the clarion call that you're overdue to open up the unit and fix it. Btw, these are all stock parts from mechanical suppliers so no need to go to the factory. Same thing for the outhaul and main furling gear boxes - may as well stick new brushes in the motors too, and burnish the commutators."











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Re: Furling and Outhaul Gearboxes

karkauai
 

Hi, Craig, et al.
I'm having trouble finding parts for the main furler and outhaul gear boxes, and brushes for the motors for these units. I'm told that the motors are now "obsolete" and that the manufacturer no longer carries the brushes. Amel is quoting $890 ea for the gear boxes, $1962 ea for the motor/gearbox assemblies, and $11,083 for the genoa furler mechanism...plus taxes and shipping!!! I would surely like to avoid having to purchase new ones if the old ones can be overhauled enough to be safe. What spares would you carry for these units for sailing the S. Pacific?
Thank you in advance for your help.
Kent
SM243
KRISTY

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "sv Sangaris" <sangaris@...> wrote:
" ...take this opportunity to open your jib furler gear box and thoroughly maintain it - replace all the seals plus bearings, especially if there's any sign of water ingress.
Caspar and Vito were recently talking here (on the DB) about grease leaking on the deck from the furler gearbox (it's probably not the grease inside the furler extrusion) - that's not normal and imho is the clarion call that you're overdue to open up the unit and fix it. Btw, these are all stock parts from mechanical suppliers so no need to go to the factory. Same thing for the outhaul and main furling gear boxes - may as well stick new brushes in the motors too, and burnish the commutators."


Re: [Amel] Rub rail

GrahamJohnston42 <grahamjohnston42@yahoo.com>
 

Hi David,
How is Prevaza Marine, please pass our regards on to George, we were there for 12 years up until 2002.
 
Our rubbing strip was a little sticky when we bought Zephyr last year so I tried cleaning it with a Scotchpad and Jif then cleaned again with Farecla G3. That removed the surface
tackiness and then I applied two coats of wax. It has held up so far but of course we are subject to rain rather than sun here as you well know!
 
The dirty streaks down the quarters can be minimised by machine polishing the area and keeping it well wax polished which encourages the dirt not to stick to the hull. We have only had to clean and wax once in the last 12 months but it if there is a better solution I would be delighted to hear it. We had the same problem with boat we kept in Prevaza but that had an aluminium toeral which left multiple dirty streaks which was even more irritating.
 
I was told by Amel that the rubbing strip was 'nailed' on, I don't know if something was lost in the translation or not but it did put me off renewing ours!
 
Regards
Graham
'Zephyr' Sharki 181

--- On Wed, 25/8/10, spritoaffine <spritoaffine@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:


From: spritoaffine <spritoaffine@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel] Rub rail
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, 25 August, 2010, 12:28


 



Hi Everyone
Has anyone replaced their rub rail? ours is probably original and gives off a greasy white deposit when touched, we spend lots of time cleaning the boat only to have all sorts of rubbish wash out from behind the rubrail shortly afterwards and dirty the hull again, we also have dirty streaks down the quarters caused by dirty water from behind the rub rail, it does it's job as a resilient bumper strip but detracts from the boat cosmetically. Any ideas?
Hazel and David Worthington
Sharki 148 Preveza Marina











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Rub rail

spritoaffine <spritoaffine@...>
 

Hi Everyone
Has anyone replaced their rub rail? ours is probably original and gives off a greasy white deposit when touched, we spend lots of time cleaning the boat only to have all sorts of rubbish wash out from behind the rubrail shortly afterwards and dirty the hull again, we also have dirty streaks down the quarters caused by dirty water from behind the rub rail, it does it's job as a resilient bumper strip but detracts from the boat cosmetically. Any ideas?
Hazel and David Worthington
Sharki 148 Preveza Marina


Re: [Amel] B&G wind angle instrument

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ivar,

Look at this photo: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1976709260/pic/329859351/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

What you probably need is the B&G 213 Mast Head Unit Angle Bearing 213-10-004 - around $100USD.

I recently replaced the wind scoop/speed bearing on a B&G 213 MHU. When I removed the bearing (very simple) I found it to be tacky and would not spin freely.

Neither of these bearings can be serviced according to B&G...just replaced. I have my old one soaking in CorrosionX. I will let you know how this works in about a month.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently moving north up the Malacca Strait toward Langkawi
Blog: http://www.svbebe.com

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Lars H. Knudsen" <museum@...> wrote:

Hi Ivar



You can order a new bearing from B&G. It's expensive but will probably solve
your problem.



Regards,

Lars, Santorin #79


Re: [Amel] B&G wind angle instrument

Lars H. Knudsen <museum@...>
 

Hi Ivar



You can order a new bearing from B&G. It’s expensive but will probably solve
your problem.



Regards,

Lars, Santorin #79



Fra: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] På vegne af ivarmylde
Sendt: 24. august 2010 17:56
Til: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Emne: [Amel] B&G wind angle instrument





My wind angle instrument is not working well. It only move between 180 and
270 degrees. Can anybody help - looks like wind arrow on mast working as it
should. I had same problem last year, but then after a week or two it came
right.

Ivar Mylde
SM#53


B&G wind angle instrument

ivarmylde <mylde@...>
 

My wind angle instrument is not working well. It only move between 180 and 270 degrees. Can anybody help - looks like wind arrow on mast working as it should. I had same problem last year, but then after a week or two it came right.

Ivar Mylde
SM#53


Recharging Redundancy

sbmesasailor
 

I hope this has not been covered in a previous post as I have only started monitoring this group. I have a 1982 Maramu with an alternator running off the free-wheeling propeller shaft. I have also installed an Air Breeze wind generator as well as 180 watts solar panels. The boat came with an ignition cut-off switch to prevent starting the engine while the prop shaft alternator was engaged as I assume the charge from the engine-run alternator will fry the shaft-run alternator. Does anyone know if the wind generator and/or the solar panels should be similarly isolated from frying this alternator?

Thanks
Dennis & Virginia Johns
sv Libertad


Tango 1 Corfu

Mary-Anne <maryanne_prunet@...>
 

Hello
Can anybody explain the picture and let us know what happened?
We have an Amel 54 and got the mast reinforced as one broke last winter one a sistership in Canaries...
Thanks very much and happy sailing

MA and C Prunet
Ultreia in Croatia


Re: [Amel] Amel 54 "Tango I" Riga

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Eric,
Actually I put it into my post with html. It showed up nicely when I posted it, but now I see my post has had non-text portions removed. But I did also (by mistake) put it into Cotton Bay's photo album. Basically, lots of very bent railings and chain plates and some raw and ripped fiberglass at the bow. What a shame!
Craig

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite <kimberlite@...> wrote:
Where did you post the photo?
Eric