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Anchorchain, length

Arthur Sundqvist
 

What is the best length for the standard anchor chain 10mm ISO for the Super Maramu?
Is 125m ok or is that to much???
And swivel or no swivel??

arthur
SM 435  Vista  





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

 

All,

My recollection is that Olivier commented on this issue before and suggested silicone sealant (RTV).

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Any opinions and conclusions expressed in this message are solely those of the author and should not be construed as representing the opinion of an expert. Manufacturers' and Expert's precautions must be considered when dealing with mechanical and/or electrical systems to ensure that you are NOT harmed, and/or the device and/or system is NOT ruined. If in doubt, do not touch any mechanical and/or electrical device or system referred to above.


On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 9:52 AM Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

In the photo it looks as though there are threads at the end of the outer housing by the gear?  if so could they be stripped?

Just an observation
Cheers
Courtney
svTrippin


-----Original Message-----
From: divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 5:09 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

 
Hi Ryan,
I don't really know what the answer is, but we had problems with that black ring rotating and becoming loose until I used 5200 to stick it to the housing.
It's possible that the black ring is what holds it all together i.e.keeps the shaft in place.

Olivier would know for sure.....Olivier ?

Cheers

Alan 
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Ryan Meador
 

The threads appear to be intact on this piece, but it's possible they're stripped on the other side still in the mast.  It's very hard to see in there.  I can't think of any way of applying enough torque to screw it back in, though, since the inner part rotates independently of the outer part, and only the inner part is accessible when it's inside the hole in the mast.  Hopefully Amel has a diagram for me.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 10:52 AM Courtney Gorman Itsfun1@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

In the photo it looks as though there are threads at the end of the outer housing by the gear?  if so could they be stripped?

Just an observation
Cheers
Courtney
svTrippin


-----Original Message-----
From: divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 5:09 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

 
Hi Ryan,
I don't really know what the answer is, but we had problems with that black ring rotating and becoming loose until I used 5200 to stick it to the housing.
It's possible that the black ring is what holds it all together i.e.keeps the shaft in place.

Olivier would know for sure.....Olivier ?

Cheers

Alan 
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail) [1 Attachment]

Kelly Ran
 

Hey Mike,

No pricing info on the printed sheaves...we are getting it done at friend pricing (free), and I don't think it's worth pricing out until we have a successful print and many hours of testing on the boat. I imagine it is cheaper to get this machined, and cheaper still to buy from Amel. (Machine shops around here charge >$100/hr. I've heard of >$60/hr in other locations. And that's not including material costs. I'd estimate 1hr for CAM/setup and another couple of hours for actual machining. Seems like Bill Kinney would have more info on this.)

Best,
Kelly + Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 9:16 AM 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
[Attachment(s) from Mike Ondra included below]

Below is what I received today from Maud re: the “Toe Pulley” sheave. Seems like she will be ordering, or has, from their supplier.

So for those that are interested, it would seem they will be available from Amel soon(?). May be opportune to get orders in for this batch.

Per attached quotation and consistent with Bill Kinney’s post they will be €240 each plus VAT and shipping.

Has there been any pricing on the “printed” and/or stainless sheaves?

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

 

Dear Mike,

Now that the price estimate is settled I will send you a short message to let you know when they arrive.

These pulleys are only made on our specific demand and for our boats so the delivery time is usually several weeks.

Have a nice afternoon,

With my kindest regards,

 

Maud TOUILLET

Service clientèle/Customer service

sav@...

Phone : +33 (0) 546 55 00 75

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Ryan Meador
 

My black ring was held securely in place.  The previous owner used silicone, and I had to do some prying to get it out.  The inner mechanism (what I called the barrel) popped forwards somewhat even with the black ring in place, which is what caused the gears to no longer mesh.

I will try contacting Amel.

Thanks,

Ryan and Kelly
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA


On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 7:44 AM 'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Ryan,

Aletes also suffered from the black ring working itself loose. We drilled and tapped a ¼” hole on either side of the housing and installed set screws to secure the black ring in place.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

 

 

Hi Ryan,

I don't really know what the answer is, but we had problems with that black ring rotating and becoming loose until I used 5200 to stick it to the housing.

It's possible that the black ring is what holds it all together i.e.keeps the shaft in place.

 

Olivier would know for sure.....Olivier ?

 

Cheers

 

Alan 

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Boom crutch?

Mark Erdos
 

Use the preventer on the main boom (connected to the mizzen ballooner eye or either of the cabin top cleats) and tie the mizzen boom to the port mizzen backstay.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Bonaire

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Boom crutch?

 

 

Hello there

So far at anchor I’ve been tying the main and mizzen booms to the side to prevent them slatting about when we roll

Does anyone have any other, more cunning solutions ?

I helped build a hard Bimini for my brother in laws catamaran a few months ago and we built in a chock for his boom to rest on. I wondered if anyone had considered adding something similar on the Amel hard dodger to rest the main boom into?

All the best

Miles
Maramu 162


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Toe pulley (headsail)

Mike Ondra
 

Below is what I received today from Maud re: the “Toe Pulley” sheave. Seems like she will be ordering, or has, from their supplier.

So for those that are interested, it would seem they will be available from Amel soon(?). May be opportune to get orders in for this batch.

Per attached quotation and consistent with Bill Kinney’s post they will be €240 each plus VAT and shipping.

Has there been any pricing on the “printed” and/or stainless sheaves?

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

 

Dear Mike,

Now that the price estimate is settled I will send you a short message to let you know when they arrive.

These pulleys are only made on our specific demand and for our boats so the delivery time is usually several weeks.

Have a nice afternoon,

With my kindest regards,

 

Maud TOUILLET

Service clientèle/Customer service

sav@...

Phone : +33 (0) 546 55 00 75

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Courtney Gorman
 

In the photo it looks as though there are threads at the end of the outer housing by the gear?  if so could they be stripped?
Just an observation
Cheers
Courtney
svTrippin


-----Original Message-----
From: divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 5:09 am
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

 
Hi Ryan,
I don't really know what the answer is, but we had problems with that black ring rotating and becoming loose until I used 5200 to stick it to the housing.
It's possible that the black ring is what holds it all together i.e.keeps the shaft in place.

Olivier would know for sure.....Olivier ?

Cheers

Alan 
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Boom crutch?

Stephen Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

Much as Alan suggested, we too keep the boom under tension when not in use. We have added attachment loops as shown in the photos to keep everything out of the way of the side decks. The Main sits centered and the mizzen goes to port. 




Steve Morrison
SM380 TouRai
Boothbay, Maine



On Sep 6, 2018, at 5:56 AM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We just use the preventer/vang on each boom to hold them steady tensioned against the sheet...the mizzen is the real issue...the car goes tack, tack, tack all night long if you don't tie it down

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Ryan,

Aletes also suffered from the black ring working itself loose. We drilled and tapped a ¼” hole on either side of the housing and installed set screws to secure the black ring in place.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Thursday, September 6, 2018 5:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: mizzen furler failure

 

 

Hi Ryan,

I don't really know what the answer is, but we had problems with that black ring rotating and becoming loose until I used 5200 to stick it to the housing.

It's possible that the black ring is what holds it all together i.e.keeps the shaft in place.

 

Olivier would know for sure.....Olivier ?

 

Cheers

 

Alan 

Elyse SM437


VW TDI Amel54

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 


On the way to GIBRALTAR I was looking for Service my VW TDI on Amel 54.All belts should be changed .It was time for that after 1.300 hrs - recommended after 1.000 hrs.

It was not easy to find a VW Dealer and Mechanics who are willing to come in the boat.

I found them in Cartagena Spain HUERTAS Motor SL..Qualified service.

2. I had the Problem that with trying to go over 2.300 rpm the Engine felt suddenly back to 1.600 rpm - solution was a little  broken tube to the regulator of Turbo.

The tube was destroyed by the sharp edge of the white Plastikcover of the Engine. Maybe someone stepped aside- not using the yellow stepmarks. 

Check this tube and prevent from the sharp edge.

Safe sailing Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162 


Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Alan Leslie
 

Nigel Calder also suggests this.....and it seems like a reasonable idea...but it's a lot of extra cabling, maybe not so different to what we have.
Anything you can do to try to balance the charge / discharge of the individual batteries has to be better than doing nothing.
Our experience was that a number of batteries really almost died...and significantly, they were all at the -ve end of the bank...which doesn't make much sense to me as electron flow (as opposed to "conventional current") is from -ve to +ve.
However, the battery balancer installation seems to have solved it ....2+ years now and no issues
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: Boom crutch?

Alan Leslie
 

We just use the preventer/vang on each boom to hold them steady tensioned against the sheet...the mizzen is the real issue...the car goes tack, tack, tack all night long if you don't tie it down
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Alan,
I’ve had a look at the Victron balancer.

Interestingly their suggested circuitry for our battery bank involves making an additional (high current) connection between the middle node of each series pair, making a common middle node which is connected to a single balancer. This seems an unusual configuration, but I don’t see why it would not work

I’m thinking that this additional connection between the centre/midpoints may well improve things regardless of the connection of the balancer.
The undercharged battery will be dragged up by the other batteries which are effectively parallel connected. In effect you could look at this as two parallel banks which are connected in series.
The single balancer does the job of keeping the upper and lower banks balanced.

I think I like this idea!

Cheers
Dean


Boom crutch?

smiles bernard
 

Hello there

So far at anchor I’ve been tying the main and mizzen booms to the side to prevent them slatting about when we roll

Does anyone have any other, more cunning solutions ?

I helped build a hard Bimini for my brother in laws catamaran a few months ago and we built in a chock for his boom to rest on. I wondered if anyone had considered adding something similar on the Amel hard dodger to rest the main boom into?

All the best

Miles
Maramu 162


Re: mizzen furler failure

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Ryan,
I don't really know what the answer is, but we had problems with that black ring rotating and becoming loose until I used 5200 to stick it to the housing.
It's possible that the black ring is what holds it all together i.e.keeps the shaft in place.

Olivier would know for sure.....Olivier ?

Cheers

Alan 
Elyse SM437


Re: ZF25 Dipstick

Dean Gillies
 

That’s great Wolfgang. I didn’t know which hull number changed to the VW. The wrong dipsticks are all with Volvo installations.
Cheers
Dean


ZF25 Dipstick

webercardio <webercardio@...>
 

Good morning Dean,
We have the Volkswagen TDI-140 HP 2,5 L 5cyl.with the ZF25 und Dipstick 3311 301 003, so I think it is correct.
Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54 #162


Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Dean Gillies
 

Wolfgang,
I noticed your hull number is quite near Stella, do you have the Volvo D3-110 with ZF 25 ‘green’ gearbox?
If so, did you check that you have the correct dipstick in the ZF25?
There was a thread about it.
Cheers
Dean


Re: House Battery Balancing and Farewell for 2018

Dean Gillies
 

Hi Alan,
Thanks! I will look at those products.

Hi Wolfgang,
Thanks for the recommendations. We have been sailing the Medsea in our last boat since 2012 and have been to most corners, but have never sailed to Hyeres. I agree the Adriatic area is great, esp the Eastern side, but our personal favourite as a good sailing destination was definitely Greece, especially Dodecanese and Cyclades.

We bought Stella last year to continue our cruising this year out of the Med, but too many problems with the boat, hopefully all fixed now :-)

Cheers
Dean
SY Stella