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mainsail furleer 54

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

I'm in the process of  replacement/upgrading some of the systems aboard Spirit. The Boxtron unit on the headsail is being replaced. It stopped working completely.

The mainsail furler was starting to intermittently stop working. Troubleshooting it, it appears, correct me if I'm mistaken, to be a different operating system from the headsail and staysail furlers. I can't locate a boxtron unit. I have located what appears to be a group of solenoids behind a panel in the forward suite which control the furler, and the boom outhaul. If these are the only controlling elements, has anyone secured replacements, and from where?

Any insight is appreciated.

Jeff


Spirit Amel 54 #14



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sea wather from bow-thruster

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

Good Morning,

I never had need to adjust mine, it has stayed in good form. As long as the activator touches the switch enough to depress it as the thruster rises, it is good. If it misses the switch, or slides off to the side it is bad.

Mine has three adjustments:  The small arm that actually touches the switch can rotate.  The larger arm that clamps on the shaft can rotate, or move up and down the shaft.  

The rotation of either of those parts makes sure the arm engages the plunger switch. Moving it up and down the shaft controls the final stopping point as the thruster rises.

If yours is the same,  I have to believe that these three adjustments should get things right for you, unless something is very much out of normal position.

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Highlands, NJ
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Oct 27, 2016, at 06:08, rossienio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Good morning Bill and thank you.
Does it mean that the activator switches are too small to get precisely on the plunger??
If so, given that the points of the activator and plunger where the rodes are positioned are fixed, should I build two new activators with radius of 2mm wider and replace the current ones?
Regards

EnioRossi
#SN122 EARENDIL
ITALY



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fl haul out

amelforme
 

Capt Richard. I have been fortunate to live and/or work in Fort Lauderdale for 36 years but I have never come across Lauderdale Marine Corp. Could you be referring to Lauderdale Marine Center?

 

Joel

 

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fl haul out

 

 

Hi Pat if your looking for a good safe haul out with storage we just spent and few weeks at Lauderdale Marine Corp up the New River. They are a great firm with all kinds of services and security.  

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing 

Capt Richard Piller

Newport RI 

Cell 603 767 5330


On Oct 26, 2016, at 17:05, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Duane, I am thinking about taking my boat to Fla.,this winter, however I would need to haul it and leave for awhile. Could you tell me a marina in Fernandina that would be good to haul the boat or leave in a slip for a month or two.

Thanks,

Pat SM#123

-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

 

Kent, sorry to hear about the eye surgery.  You've really made some miles since then so you are coping admirably.  Peg and I are heading to Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina Beach for a haul-out and paint.  We may be stopping in Ft. Lauderdale to have an inverter installed.

 

All the best,

Duane & Peg

Wanderer, SM477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Fl haul out

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi Pat if your looking for a good safe haul out with storage we just spent and few weeks at Lauderdale Marine Corp up the New River. They are a great firm with all kinds of services and security.  

Fair Winds Smooth Sailing 
Capt Richard Piller
Newport RI 
Cell 603 767 5330

On Oct 26, 2016, at 17:05, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Duane, I am thinking about taking my boat to Fla.,this winter, however I would need to haul it and leave for awhile. Could you tell me a marina in Fernandina that would be good to haul the boat or leave in a slip for a month or two.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

 
Kent, sorry to hear about the eye surgery.  You've really made some miles since then so you are coping admirably.  Peg and I are heading to Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina Beach for a haul-out and paint.  We may be stopping in Ft. Lauderdale to have an inverter installed.

All the best,
Duane & Peg
Wanderer, SM477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

Patrick McAneny
 

Mike, I saw your post yesterday , and thought I would give you a call , I would like to know what you think about cruising in Fla. A mooring for $252./month is certainly cheap enough.
Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Ondra mdondra@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 10:18 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

 
Hi Pat. We're taking Aletes to St. Augustine as our base for this winter. Municipal marina mooring ball $252/mo.
Aletes SM #240
Mike Ondra

On Oct 26, 2016, at 9:42 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi Pat...my 2 cents worth. Your best bet for dry storage is at St Augustine Marine. It is a large and well run yard with a huge dry storage area which is not very expensive.  Also, they have a 100 ton lift...so no backstay or SSB antenna removal. I lived in the area for 12 years, and have hauled there several times with multiple boats and had no issues. Also, re-powered our Amel there in 2015. 

I hauled in Fernandina at Tiger Point on our way back from Brunswick for a quick bottom job. It's a narrow cut off the river with lots of current, and a small lift to get you out. It has a very small storage yard, and would not be my choice as a place to store my boat. 

If you have any questions, give me a call at 510 nine 08 one eight 35. 

Regards,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Grenada

On Oct 26, 2016, at 17:05, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Duane, I am thinking about taking my boat to Fla.,this winter, however I would need to haul it and leave for awhile. Could you tell me a marina in Fernandina that would be good to haul the boat or leave in a slip for a month or two.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

 
Kent, sorry to hear about the eye surgery.  You've really made some miles since then so you are coping admirably.  Peg and I are heading to Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina Beach for a haul-out and paint.  We may be stopping in Ft. Lauderdale to have an inverter installed.

All the best,
Duane & Peg
Wanderer, SM477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, Thanks for the suggestion. If I get out of here at all , I will need to return home a fair amount due to work and a grandchild due in Feb.
Thanks Again,
Pat SM#123
Sassafras River ,Md.




-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 6:15 pm
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

 
Pat,
 
Consider going up the coast a little bit to Brunswick, GA. It will be quite a bit less costly than FL. You will still fly in/out of JAX
 
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Super Maramu 2000
Hull #275
Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:05 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama
 
 
Duane, I am thinking about taking my boat to Fla.,this winter, however I would need to haul it and leave for awhile. Could you tell me a marina in Fernandina that would be good to haul the boat or leave in a slip for a month or two.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123

-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama
 
Kent, sorry to hear about the eye surgery.  You've really made some miles since then so you are coping admirably.  Peg and I are heading to Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina Beach for a haul-out and paint.  We may be stopping in Ft. Lauderdale to have an inverter installed.
 
All the best,
Duane & Peg
Wanderer, SM477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sea wather from bow-thruster

rossienio@...
 

Good morning Bill and thank you.
Does it mean that the activator switches are too small to get precisely on the plunger??
If so, given that the points of the activator and plunger where the rodes are positioned are fixed, should I build two new activators with radius of 2mm wider and replace the current ones?
Regards

EnioRossi
#SN122 EARENDIL
ITALY


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

Mike Ondra
 

Hi Pat. We're taking Aletes to St. Augustine as our base for this winter. Municipal marina mooring ball $252/mo.
Aletes SM #240
Mike Ondra

On Oct 26, 2016, at 9:42 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Pat...my 2 cents worth. Your best bet for dry storage is at St Augustine Marine. It is a large and well run yard with a huge dry storage area which is not very expensive.  Also, they have a 100 ton lift...so no backstay or SSB antenna removal. I lived in the area for 12 years, and have hauled there several times with multiple boats and had no issues. Also, re-powered our Amel there in 2015. 

I hauled in Fernandina at Tiger Point on our way back from Brunswick for a quick bottom job. It's a narrow cut off the river with lots of current, and a small lift to get you out. It has a very small storage yard, and would not be my choice as a place to store my boat. 

If you have any questions, give me a call at 510 nine 08 one eight 35. 

Regards,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Grenada

On Oct 26, 2016, at 17:05, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Duane, I am thinking about taking my boat to Fla.,this winter, however I would need to haul it and leave for awhile. Could you tell me a marina in Fernandina that would be good to haul the boat or leave in a slip for a month or two.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

 
Kent, sorry to hear about the eye surgery.  You've really made some miles since then so you are coping admirably.  Peg and I are heading to Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina Beach for a haul-out and paint.  We may be stopping in Ft. Lauderdale to have an inverter installed.

All the best,
Duane & Peg
Wanderer, SM477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Pat...my 2 cents worth. Your best bet for dry storage is at St Augustine Marine. It is a large and well run yard with a huge dry storage area which is not very expensive.  Also, they have a 100 ton lift...so no backstay or SSB antenna removal. I lived in the area for 12 years, and have hauled there several times with multiple boats and had no issues. Also, re-powered our Amel there in 2015. 

I hauled in Fernandina at Tiger Point on our way back from Brunswick for a quick bottom job. It's a narrow cut off the river with lots of current, and a small lift to get you out. It has a very small storage yard, and would not be my choice as a place to store my boat. 

If you have any questions, give me a call at 510 nine 08 one eight 35. 

Regards,
Steve Davis
Aloha SM72
Grenada

On Oct 26, 2016, at 17:05, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Duane, I am thinking about taking my boat to Fla.,this winter, however I would need to haul it and leave for awhile. Could you tell me a marina in Fernandina that would be good to haul the boat or leave in a slip for a month or two.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

 
Kent, sorry to hear about the eye surgery.  You've really made some miles since then so you are coping admirably.  Peg and I are heading to Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina Beach for a haul-out and paint.  We may be stopping in Ft. Lauderdale to have an inverter installed.

All the best,
Duane & Peg
Wanderer, SM477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

Mark Erdos
 

Pat,

 

Consider going up the coast a little bit to Brunswick, GA. It will be quite a bit less costly than FL. You will still fly in/out of JAX

 

http://www.brunswicklandingmarina.com/

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 5:05 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

 

 

Duane, I am thinking about taking my boat to Fla.,this winter, however I would need to haul it and leave for awhile. Could you tell me a marina in Fernandina that would be good to haul the boat or leave in a slip for a month or two.

Thanks,

Pat SM#123

-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

 

Kent, sorry to hear about the eye surgery.  You've really made some miles since then so you are coping admirably.  Peg and I are heading to Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina Beach for a haul-out and paint.  We may be stopping in Ft. Lauderdale to have an inverter installed.

 

All the best,

Duane & Peg

Wanderer, SM477


Tiger Point Marina, Fernandina Beach FL

karkauai
 

Muchas Gracias, Duane,
You'll like Tiger Point, but you'll need a car to get around.  Tell the owner Bill Kavanaugh and Jackie I said Ola.
 I wouldn't do the Inverter there unless you are very comfortable with the Amel electrical systems.  I've decided not to replace my inverter.  It's usually used in the morning or evening when I'm running the genset anyway, and if not, it's no problem cranking it up for a few minutes to run the microwave.
 They have a good diesel mechanic and do a good prep and paint job.

There are several good restaurants in town.  I like the Salty Pelican and Crab Shack the best.  Andy's Hardware has a good selection of stainless fasteners.  No real chandlery in town.  If you need something you can't get there, it's a 1 hr drive to a huge West Marine in Jacksonville.

All the best, happy sailing!
Kent
SM243
Kristy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

Patrick McAneny
 

Duane, I am thinking about taking my boat to Fla.,this winter, however I would need to haul it and leave for awhile. Could you tell me a marina in Fernandina that would be good to haul the boat or leave in a slip for a month or two.
Thanks,
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Wed, Oct 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Panama

 
Kent, sorry to hear about the eye surgery.  You've really made some miles since then so you are coping admirably.  Peg and I are heading to Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina Beach for a haul-out and paint.  We may be stopping in Ft. Lauderdale to have an inverter installed.

All the best,
Duane & Peg
Wanderer, SM477


Re: Panama

sailor63109@...
 

Kent, sorry to hear about the eye surgery.  You've really made some miles since then so you are coping admirably.  Peg and I are heading to Tiger Point Marina in Fernandina Beach for a haul-out and paint.  We may be stopping in Ft. Lauderdale to have an inverter installed.

All the best,
Duane & Peg
Wanderer, SM477


Re: AMFA A88B fresh water pump

sailor63109@...
 

Bill,

I managed to get it to prime (see above), must have had an airlock somehow.  I reused the fiber washer, it was pretty rough looking but It's holding pressure.  I need to get some plumbing washers in stock.  I still have a minor leak issue on the front of the pump (there's a 3" or-so face plate held on by a 10mm bolt and it has a slow drip).  I'll have to disassemble the pump to get at it, a battle for another day...

Thanks for the reply!  Hope you and Judy are doing well.
Duane



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windlass bolt to deck

Mike Ondra
 

Thank you all for your various inputs. For the “rest of the story”. Ultimately penetrating oil, double nutting and a rather long extension on the wrench handle facilitated removal of the bolt/stud. The windlass was reinstalled with careful attention to bedding both the windlass base and all the bolts/washers. The new bolt for the embedded plate went in fine, with it’s appropriate Tef-gel coating.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

St. Augustine bound

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2016 1:45 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windlass bolt to deck

 

 

Mike,

 

If you think think you have enough threads left in the metal plate, the best thing to do is to use it, and the best way to avoid future problems is to make sure the windlass is well bedded down so it doesn't leak, and use a good thread lubricant on the bolt.  Tef-gel, Lanacote, or something similar.  

 

The reason Amel put a plate in the deck only for that bolt, is that for the other three bolts there was plenty of room to add proper backing plates under the deck.  With the chainpipe right there, there was no room for a backing plate. A bolt and washer is not sufficient to distribute the load from a windlass to an unreinforced deck.  Now, since the plate will still be there to help distribute the load, even if you do switch to a thru-bolt, it's not that big a change.

 

Oh, yes and then follow Lofrans recommendations for rebedding the windlass on a regular basis.

 

By the way, I have seen people refer to the plate as "steel", but there is nothing magnetic in my deck there, so I am guessing it is stainless.

 

Bill Kinney

SM #160 Harmonie

Annapolis, MD

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windlass bolt to deck

Mike Ondra
 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2016 8:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windlass bolt to deck

 

 

Hello Mike,
Personally I would keep it as it is, just add grease, never seen or your favorite lubricant.
I believe that if you do that maintenance on a regular basis, like Kent, you won't have problem removing that bolt.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico

--------------------------------------------
On Sat, 10/22/16, mdondra@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windlass bolt to deck
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8:03 AM


 









Just about complete with the reinstallation
of the windlass. Question on the last bolt that finishes
into the glassed in plate at the hawse pipe. To avoid future
difficulty extracting and to be assured that the bolt is
well secured, I would like to drill through the bottom of
the bolt hole and through-bolt with washer and nut exposed
below in the bow locker like the other 3 bolts. Does anyone
have ideas about why Amel did not through-bolt this last
bolt in the first place? Anyone see a downside for this
solution? We are always nervous about varying from what the
Captain designed.Mike OndraAletes
SM#240Rock Hall, MD










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sea wather from bow-thruster

rossienio@...
 

The photos just put in are those of MY BT. But it does not work well. This because (as says Bill Rouse) the activator switch position and the position of the plunger switch appears incorrect. I would like to see the pictures with CORRECT aligment of the activator on the plunger.. I have a feeling that the previous owner of my Santorin has made changes. For this I would like to see original photos, if possible.  Regards.
EnioRossi
#SN122 EARENDIL
Italy


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sea wather from bow-thruster

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

I’ll get some posted up in a few hours.  I think that our bow thrusters are likely the same.

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Annapolis, MD
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Oct 26, 2016, at 06:13, rossienio@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Good day to all. There is someone who has the SAME tow-thruster that works well? It would be useful for me to see a picture with activator and plunger switch well aligned, before making changes to my BT. 
Thanks.

EnioRossi
#sn122 Earendil
Italy



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AMFA A88B fresh water pump

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Duane,

Check for these issues:
Suction leak on the supply side. There was a fiber washer where the copper tube was secured to the pump. It is likely damaged or now missing. You may have difficulty finding a fiber washer, you can use rubber or silicone. Two hose clamps?

If you removed the one-way valve, it can be reinstalled backwards.

Maybe the one-way valve has either a fiber washer stuck inside or some other trash.

Let me know if I BINGO'd.

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 8:06 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

COOL !!! So happy for you Duane!
I know the feeling when things don't work as they are supposed to...
Glad you solved it!

Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Tue, 10/25/16, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AMFA A88B fresh water pump
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6:59 PM


 









After I posted this I went back down to the engine
room and pondered the situation.  There was an extra bolt
that looked like you could put another pipe on, so I poured
some water in it to help the pump prime and
"Voila!" it worked!
Duane









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] sea wather from bow-thruster

rossienio@...
 

Good day to all. There is someone who has the SAME tow-thruster that works well? It would be useful for me to see a picture with activator and plunger switch well aligned, before making changes to my BT.
Thanks.

EnioRossi
#sn122 Earendil
Italy