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Re: Another secret question...

Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer
 

Hi Davi,


where are you from and are you a regular Amel owner, so please give us your boat signature below. THX.
Forum rules are asking your hull number and type of your Amel boat are very appreciated?

We should not, as Bill already recommends, not discuss about such essential issues in semi-public? Right?
Or, are you interested to guide the way on interested people. This is a very secret Amel detail, I believe really unique. and should be so further.

Best
Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ A54#088

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Am 31.03.2021 um 07:26 schrieb Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...>:

Would any one mind emailing me the answer please??! Where is the secret spot?

davi.rozgonyi@...


Re: Another secret question...

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Would any one mind emailing me the answer please??! Where is the secret spot?

davi.rozgonyi@...


Re: Another secret question...

Arno Luijten
 

Well, I found it without any help from outside. So given time anyone can find it. But your average thief will not spend enough time in the boat to find it.
But the strongbox under the bed is also a big delay for anyone that want to steal stuff.

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Another secret question...

 

As far as I know, it is still a secret, but we should not discuss where it is.🙈🙊🐒
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 4:46 PM Porter McRoberts via groups.io <portermcroberts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
There exists a secret spot for hiding all that you don’t want found. I think it’s in the same spot on most Amels. My question is can anyone think of a time when it was found or breached?  How secure is this spot?  It’s it known among any customs folks?  

Many thanks!!

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206

On Mar 30, 2021, at 10:41 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> wrote:


Look on the other side, mine was on the starvoard side.  I have seen some on the port side (when you open the hatch for the auto-pilot);\



On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 02:59:04 PM CDT, Jeff Williams <jeff99williams@...> wrote:


Is this on all SMs?    I can’t see it on my boat.  
Jeff
S/V Spruzzo SM#379

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:44 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Its a kill switch flip it then no one can steel your boat.

Only issue is if you forget to turn it back on then need to start your engine in a hurry
Ceers
Courtney
svTrippin
54#101
St thomas


-----Original Message-----
From: Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 3:23 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] unknown switch

Hi,
Working on the electric circuit today, I found a switch behind the box of the 220v panel. Does anybody know what it is for?
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<switch1.jpg>


regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion

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<switch2.jpg>


Re: unknown switch

 

It was originally on all SMs, but changed sides for some reason. Open the cabinet above the galley sink and look at both sides. Sometimes when new electronics are added it gets buried under a bundle of wire.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 2:58 PM Jeff Williams <jeff99williams@...> wrote:
Is this on all SMs?    I can’t see it on my boat.  
Jeff
S/V Spruzzo SM#379

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:44 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Its a kill switch flip it then no one can steel your boat.

Only issue is if you forget to turn it back on then need to start your engine in a hurry
Ceers
Courtney
svTrippin
54#101
St thomas


-----Original Message-----
From: Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 3:23 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] unknown switch

Hi,
Working on the electric circuit today, I found a switch behind the box of the 220v panel. Does anybody know what it is for?


regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Another secret question...

Porter McRoberts
 

There exists a secret spot for hiding all that you don’t want found. I think it’s in the same spot on most Amels. My question is can anyone think of a time when it was found or breached?  How secure is this spot?  It’s it known among any customs folks?  

Many thanks!!

Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On Mar 30, 2021, at 10:41 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via groups.io <uster@...> wrote:


Look on the other side, mine was on the starvoard side.  I have seen some on the port side (when you open the hatch for the auto-pilot);\



On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 02:59:04 PM CDT, Jeff Williams <jeff99williams@...> wrote:


Is this on all SMs?    I can’t see it on my boat.  
Jeff
S/V Spruzzo SM#379

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:44 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Its a kill switch flip it then no one can steel your boat.

Only issue is if you forget to turn it back on then need to start your engine in a hurry
Ceers
Courtney
svTrippin
54#101
St thomas


-----Original Message-----
From: Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 3:23 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] unknown switch

Hi,
Working on the electric circuit today, I found a switch behind the box of the 220v panel. Does anybody know what it is for?
<switch2.jpg>
<switch1.jpg>


regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion

<switch1.jpg>
<switch2.jpg>


Re: Speedi-Sleeve for Bowthruster shaft

Peter de Groot
 

Hi Paul,
I installed a custom bronze Speedi-sleeve about a year ago. sav-amel was shut down for Covid. I had 30mm seals left onboard from the previous owner. The 29mm FRP amel shaft had some wear marks and it was not perfectly round. The sleeve made sense.

My caution would be to pay attention to the insertion tool. My sleeve went on a little tight, but ultimately seated well thanks to the insertion tool getting it there without distortion . I used RTV behind the sleeve but as you can imagine most of it got wiped off during the insertion process

I’m curious what it will look like at the next service.
In the meantime SAV reopened and I purchased the Amel components

Peter de Groot
LaQuerida SM207
Barra de Navidad, Mexico


Re: unknown switch

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Look on the other side, mine was on the starvoard side.  I have seen some on the port side (when you open the hatch for the auto-pilot);\



On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 02:59:04 PM CDT, Jeff Williams <jeff99williams@...> wrote:


Is this on all SMs?    I can’t see it on my boat.  
Jeff
S/V Spruzzo SM#379

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:44 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Its a kill switch flip it then no one can steel your boat.

Only issue is if you forget to turn it back on then need to start your engine in a hurry
Ceers
Courtney
svTrippin
54#101
St thomas


-----Original Message-----
From: Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 3:23 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] unknown switch

Hi,
Working on the electric circuit today, I found a switch behind the box of the 220v panel. Does anybody know what it is for?


regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Re: unknown switch

Jeff Williams
 

Is this on all SMs?    I can’t see it on my boat.  
Jeff
S/V Spruzzo SM#379

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 9:44 PM Courtney Gorman via groups.io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Its a kill switch flip it then no one can steel your boat.

Only issue is if you forget to turn it back on then need to start your engine in a hurry
Ceers
Courtney
svTrippin
54#101
St thomas


-----Original Message-----
From: Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 3:23 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] unknown switch

Hi,
Working on the electric circuit today, I found a switch behind the box of the 220v panel. Does anybody know what it is for?


regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Re: unknown switch

Courtney Gorman
 

Its a kill switch flip it then no one can steel your boat.

Only issue is if you forget to turn it back on then need to start your engine in a hurry
Ceers
Courtney
svTrippin
54#101
St thomas


-----Original Message-----
From: Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Tue, Mar 30, 2021 3:23 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] unknown switch

Hi,
Working on the electric circuit today, I found a switch behind the box of the 220v panel. Does anybody know what it is for?


regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Re: unknown switch

Eloi Bamberg
 

Great, thank you :-)
now it is a bit less "secret" :-)
I think, i will ad a relay (normally open) with a remote control, much easier to activate

Eloi


Re: unknown switch

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

That is the "secret" Switch to cut off power to your engine starting key. 

Sincerely, Alexandre




On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 02:23:39 PM CDT, Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:


Hi,
Working on the electric circuit today, I found a switch behind the box of the 220v panel. Does anybody know what it is for?


regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Re: unknown switch

Ian Townsend
 

It is the "secret switch". It stops the boat from being stolen. The boat won't start unless it is in the "up" position. That's why it is hidden.

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153

On Mar 30, 2021, at 3:23 PM, Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:

Hi,
Working on the electric circuit today, I found a switch behind the box of the 220v panel. Does anybody know what it is for?
<switch2.jpg><switch1.jpg>

regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


unknown switch

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hi,
Working on the electric circuit today, I found a switch behind the box of the 220v panel. Does anybody know what it is for?


regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion


Re: Rubber mount of C-drive with keel

 

Snippet from my book:

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Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 1:06 PM Jose Venegas via groups.io <josegvenegas=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

My propeller was vibrating rather strongly when motor sailing in non-flat waters.  Such vibration was only felt during certain parts of the up and down motion with the waves.  In Martinique, the boat was taken out of the water to tighten the rubber bushing the links the C-drive with the keel.  It is a rubber sleeve with ~ 7/8" ID and ~40 mm OD and ~35 mm long.
  They told me that all they needed to do was to tighten the bolt that would squeeze the rubber tube expanding it and eliminating the play.  Actually, the rubber sleeve  was already squeezed at max and had deteriorated to the point that it was allowing motion even though the bolt was tightened at max.  Unfortunately, Amel did not have with them a replacement and they made one by wrapping silicone rubber tape around a plastic tube.  This reduced the vibration but it was still noticeable and I was concerned the rubber was going to disintegrate with time.  
So I am now replacing it with something that should last the rest of the boats like.

MY QUESTION IS:  does anybody have the exact dimensions of the rubber tube (particularly the Length) and the material it was made of?

Jose Venegas
Ipanema SM 2K 278
In Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)


Rubber mount of C-drive with keel

Jose Venegas
 
Edited

My propeller was vibrating rather strongly when motor sailing in non-flat waters.  Such vibration was only felt during certain parts of the up and down motion with the waves.  In Martinique, the boat was taken out of the water to tighten the rubber bushing the links the C-drive with the keel.  It is a rubber sleeve with ~ 7/8" ID and ~40 mm OD and ~35 mm long.
  They told me that all they needed to do was to tighten the bolt that would squeeze the rubber tube expanding it and eliminating the play.  Actually, the rubber sleeve  was already squeezed at max and had deteriorated to the point that it was allowing motion even though the bolt was tightened at max.  Unfortunately, Amel did not have with them a replacement and they made one by wrapping silicone rubber tape around a plastic tube.  This reduced the vibration but it was still noticeable and I was concerned the rubber was going to disintegrate with time.  
So I am now replacing it with something that should last the rest of the boats like.

MY QUESTION IS:  does anybody have the exact dimensions of the rubber tube (particularly the Length) and the material it was made of?

Jose Venegas
Ipanema SM 2K 278
In Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)


Re: A54 Main Sail furling foil weak point

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Scott,

I made a quick sketch with all information required.

Regards,

Arno


Re: Amel 54 electric furler

Alain Durante
 

Hello,

 

To all Amel 54 owners:

 

I am going to change the 2 Bamar electric furlers . They are from 2006 but still working well. If someone is interested for spare parts or to fix a broken furler, please contact me directly at info@... and I will send photos.

 

Cordialement,

 

Alain Durante

Amel 54 Meige (21), currently in France / Antibes.

 

 


Speedi-Sleeve for Bowthruster shaft

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!
I know some of yo use a speedi sleeve on the bow-thruster shaft. I'm planing the same but I'm a novice so need some help, what dimension did you use? any specific things I need to consider?
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259, Lagos, Portugal


Re: Attention Autohelm ST7000 Gurus!

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Ian, that sounds exactly what mine was doing. As I said in my last the fault was a corroded electrical connection near the motor. I had a similar problem years ago and all the experts were going this way and that and a long term cruising friend said flatly. Its an electrical connection. I was in Raetea French Polynesia and I waited there two weeks for a new mother board recommended by the experts.. In the interim I did follow my friends advice, located the faulty connection and presto. So this time I didn't mess around. I hunted down the faulty connection immediately'

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 30 March 2021 at 12:05 Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

Hi Danny. No I do not expect it to stay exactly on the rhumb lines for obvious reasons. The issue is that at the moment you press Engage Pilot it does a hard turn to port and drives you that way for some time. Then it corrects after 5-10 minutes. Thereafter, it behaves as it should, occasionally moving off the line adjusting for sea state. Yes, I agree the wind angle function is great and we use it often. Sounds like my problem might be electrical in nature. Thx for sharing your experience. 




Sent from my Galaxy


-------- Original message --------
From: Danny and Yvonne SIMMS <simms@...>
Date: 2021-03-29 17:08 (GMT-05:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Attention Autohelm ST7000 Gurus!

Hi Ian,

I am puzzled. Do you expect the auto helm to keep you precisely on the rhumb line at all times or deliver you accurately to the way point. I would have thought the slight deviation which corrected you back to the rhumb line not exceptional. If you are using the auto function on the auto helm you can choose the response level. Set it high and the helm is continually adjusting to every swell induced swing with commensurate increase in battery drain. Set it lower and the adjustments are much less frequent and the boat will be allowed to respond to swells without the auto helm frantically trying to keep up. I wonder if your slight deviation could be a function of what response you have set.

Because I am more focused on wind and waves rather than precise way point course I almost always use the point the boat where I want to go and hit auto method, and off shore, wind steer. The wind steer function is brilliant as you can get your sail trim perfect and the boat maintains the correct angle. On a thousand mile passage a few miles to either side of the course is immaterial and easily corrected

On a different situation. Recently when I hit auto the boat would turn hard to port. Somewhat disconcerting. The problem was a corroded connection on the feed to the motor.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 30 March 2021 at 05:33 Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

When I choose “Navigate” to a waypoint, the pilot steers the boat until it gets a 0.05 nm to 0.10 nm  XTE to port every time. Then it course corrects by heading to starboard until it gets back on the rhumb line. Takes about 5-10 minutes depending on the wind speed. Anyone with the same experience? Would it have to do with compass deviation? I am using a Raymarine E Series chartplotter.  Pilot is a rotary drive type.


Grazie tutti!

Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153


 


 

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