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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Second Holding Tank Failure

Ian Shepherd
 

Hi Terry,

I have sent the photo to your mac address.

Regards


Ian Shepherd SM2K 414 Crusader (2003) Larnaca Cyprus


On 16/06/2015 07:04, singh_terence@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Ian, I now have the same issue on Libby. The copper pipe on t he rear tank has collapsed and I nee to repair this.

Can I ask you to send me pictures of your machined teflon part? I am in Papeete and will try to have this made locally.
Please send to terencesinghATmacdotcom

Many thanks.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby SM#196
Papeete, Tahiti


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AMEL 54 Bamar Furler

Peter Forbes
 

Alex, in my humble opinion as a new (2 years) Amel 54 owner this yacht is simply the best blue water cruising boat on the market. It is a tragedy that Amel stopped building this brilliant model. I was concerned before my upcoming circumnavigation about the Bamar furlers so I replaced them with Reckmann. These seem very good and reliable.

Good luck with your decision.

Peter Forbes


On 18 Jun 2015, at 15:32, alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi AMEL54 owners,

I'm considering buying an AMEL54 and occasionally followed some interesting conversations in this group. One of the topics that struck me was the Problem around the BAMAR genoa furler. As I haven't read about this recently, I'm wondering if that problem has been solved? If yes - how? Is is safe to sail remote with this furling system? If yes which exact release would you recommend? Which spare parts should be taken on board?

Thank you very much for your advice,

Regards, Alex



AMEL 54 Bamar Furler

alexramseyer@...
 

Hi AMEL54 owners,

I'm considering buying an AMEL54 and occasionally followed some interesting conversations in this group. One of the topics that struck me was the Problem around the BAMAR genoa furler. As I haven't read about this recently, I'm wondering if that problem has been solved? If yes - how? Is is safe to sail remote with this furling system? If yes which exact release would you recommend? Which spare parts should be taken on board?

Thank you very much for your advice,

Regards, Alex



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch

Mark Erdos
 

Thank you Olivier. I will be sure to add this to maintenance file once I get a new part.



I have determined the Telemecanique Contactor LC1 D25008 M7 40A used by Amel is no longer manufactured. I am hopeful Amel can suggest a replacement part.







With best regards,



Mark



Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Location: Fernandina Beach FL





From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 12:00 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch





Good evening Mark,



fire hazard is always a concern and preventive actions are sometimes the best way to fight a (potential) fire.

Concerning the solenoid switch that changes the source (shore or genset) of AC power that feeds the vessel, its connections (Inside the box) should be checked frequently (once a year, or before a voyage).

If the connections are loose, the contact area is reduced and the amperage has to go through a smaller "channel", leading to warming up, possibly melting the rubber sleeve of the wire that will eventually burn...

Why do the connections come loose? Because of vibrations in the environment (genset, main engine, blowers...) but also further away (rigging, sails).

To prevent the connection screws to get loose, you may apply a drop of nails varnish on the top of each screw. Don't use Loctite on the threads.



Good luck.



Olivier.





On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:25 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:





Good morning Mark,

Sorry to read about your fire… hopefully nothing too serious, and I think we will all want to check the connectors.
What do you think caused the wire to melt?

I just search for “Télémécanique” on google.fr (france),
In 1988 it became past of Schneider Electric.
I could not find the part 3782180161 in their web site http://www.schneider-electric.fr
May be Olivier will know more about this very specific part…
Wish I could help more… Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 6/17/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 9:05 AM












We have experienced a small
electrical fire in the electrical box containing the
transfer switch from what appears to be a corroded
connection. I need a replacement switch (see pic). Does
anyone have a source or part number for this? (I do have a
email into Amel and am awaiting a reply). https://www.dropbox.com/s/kxfkvs6hth8g7nr/DSCN1298.JPG?dl=0 With best regards, Mark Super Maramu 2000Hull #275www.creampuff.us Location: Fernadina Beach
FL









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch

Olivier Beaute
 

Good evening Mark,

fire hazard is always a concern and preventive actions are sometimes the best way to fight a (potential) fire.
Concerning the solenoid switch that changes the source (shore or genset) of AC power that feeds the vessel, its connections (Inside the box) should be checked frequently (once a year, or before a voyage).
If the connections are loose, the contact area is reduced and the amperage has to go through a smaller "channel", leading to warming up, possibly melting the rubber sleeve of the wire that will eventually burn...
Why do the connections come loose? Because of vibrations in the environment (genset, main engine, blowers...) but also further away (rigging, sails).
To prevent the connection screws to get loose, you may apply a drop of nails varnish on the top of each screw. Don't use Loctite on the threads.

Good luck.

Olivier.



On Wednesday, June 17, 2015 4:25 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Good morning Mark,

Sorry to read about your fire… hopefully nothing too serious, and I think we will all want to check the connectors.
What do you think caused the wire to melt?

I just search for “Télémécanique” on google.fr (france),
In 1988 it became past of Schneider Electric.
I could not find the part 3782180161 in their web site http://www.schneider-electric.fr
May be Olivier will know more about this very specific part…
Wish I could help more… Sincerely, Alexandre

--------------------------------------------
On Wed, 6/17/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 9:05 AM


 









We have experienced a small
electrical fire in the electrical box containing the
transfer switch from what appears to be a corroded
connection. I need a replacement switch (see pic). Does
anyone have a source or part number for this?  (I do have a
email into Amel and am awaiting a reply).  https://www.dropbox.com/s/kxfkvs6hth8g7nr/DSCN1298.JPG?dl=0        With best regards,  Mark  Super Maramu 2000Hull #275www.creampuff.us  Location: Fernadina Beach
FL  









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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Mark,

Sorry to read about your fire… hopefully nothing too serious, and I think we will all want to check the connectors.
What do you think caused the wire to melt?

I just search for “Télémécanique” on google.fr (france),
In 1988 it became past of Schneider Electric.
I could not find the part 3782180161 in their web site http://www.schneider-electric.fr
May be Olivier will know more about this very specific part…
Wish I could help more… Sincerely, Alexandre


--------------------------------------------

On Wed, 6/17/15, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 9:05 AM


 









We have experienced a small
electrical fire in the electrical box containing the
transfer switch from what appears to be a corroded
connection. I need a replacement switch (see pic). Does
anyone have a source or part number for this?  (I do have a
email into Amel and am awaiting a reply).  https://www.dropbox.com/s/kxfkvs6hth8g7nr/DSCN1298.JPG?dl=0        With best regards,  Mark  Super Maramu 2000Hull #275www.creampuff.us  Location: Fernadina Beach
FL  









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Generator/Shorepower Transfer Switch

Mark Erdos
 

We have experienced a small electrical fire in the electrical box containing the transfer switch from what appears to be a corroded connection. I need a replacement switch (see pic). Does anyone have a source or part number for this?  (I do have a email into Amel and am awaiting a reply).

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kxfkvs6hth8g7nr/DSCN1298.JPG?dl=0

 

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

 

Location: Fernadina Beach FL

 


Re: Gasoline tank full or not with Bio added Diesel

luvkante
 

Bill,

I was not aware of it. But unfortunately I'm not such a big fan of rallies.
Keep us updated with your impressions.

Best regards,
Martin


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Gasoline tank full or not with Bio added Diesel

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Martin,

We are crossing to the Caribbean in Jan 2016 also. Are you aware of the Atlantic Odyssey? It is a bargain. We don't participate in rally's, but are participating in this one.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+39 333 121 8115 Italy Mobile
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Jun 16, 2015 6:22 PM, "luvkante@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

Thanks for the comment. The frequency of the fill-ups is definitely a crucial point.

Happy that you made it so far over so many years without major issues. ( having the Indian Ocean in mind).
Will go with CHIARA to the Caribbean in Jan 17.

Martin
AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA


Re: Gasoline tank full or not with Bio added Diesel

luvkante
 

Hi Elja
Hi Jean-Pierre,

This is what I did until today.


Martin


Re: Gasoline tank full or not with Bio added Diesel

luvkante
 

Bill,

Thanks for the comment. The frequency of the fill-ups is definitely a crucial point.

Happy that you made it so far over so many years without major issues. ( having the Indian Ocean in mind).
Will go with CHIARA to the Caribbean in Jan 17.

Martin
AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gasoline tank full or not with Bio added Diesel

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Martin,

In my experience and in the experience of others in this Group, advice from a diesel mechanic should be fact-checked about anything other than the engine itself (and sometimes that engine advice is dubious).

I always keep the tank full when at dock, filling up when entering. I use Star Tron Enzyme Diesel Fuel Treatment. My experience has been positive. I am sure there are other treatments that work.

One variable that most people rarely discuss is how often you fill up. Obviously a boat that fills up frequently will have fewer problems than a boat that fills up once a year. I believe most of the horror stories we hear are from "un-frequent travelers" who may have fuel as old as a year or older in their tanks. 

BTW, we are in Europe and arrived in the Med in 2011. In 2016 we will be back in the Caribbean, completing our circle.

Bill
BeBe #387

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 7:57 AM, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Martin,

I leave my tanks as full as possible.  Given the coerect level of biocide, you should have no issue.  

The return line from the engine to the tank stirs up the gunk and if you have good filters, they will capture dirt particles.

Fair winds


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 16 Jun 2015, at 08:29, luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi everybody,


I have always been told to keep the tank entirely full when leaving the boat for a longer period. The reason is to avoid condensation of water which leads to biological growth.


Now I had a Volvo Penta service guy on board, telling me the opposite: when leaving the boat keep the level as low as possible. The reason: in Europe we have a portion of biological Diesel in the gasoline which can lead to biological growth. So always make sure to have your gasoline as new as possible.


I understand both arguments, what is your experience?


I am confused.



Regards,


Martin

Amel 54 #149 CHIARA






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Second Holding Tank Failure

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Ian,

If you CC me, I will post it on the Group under Head Service.

Bill
BeBe 387

On Tue, Jun 16, 2015 at 9:04 AM, singh_terence@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Ian, I now have the same issue on Libby. The copper pipe on t he rear tank has collapsed and I nee to repair this.

Can I ask you to send me pictures of your machined teflon part? I am in Papeete and will try to have this made locally.
Please send to terencesinghATmacdotcom

Many thanks.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby SM#196
Papeete, Tahiti



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] How do you replace the prop shaft seals on a Amel 55

Bob Grey
 


Hi Colin, sorry for the late reply, was away in the US on business and left my iPad at home, next trip, I am thinking a few trips in bass strait to king island / east coast Tasmania and possibly a December trip to Lord Howe, I liked the last visit and it has an airstrip so the better half can fly in to enjoy the calm bays. I didn't point higher than 40deg on my last voyage as although she would point to 30-32 it was too much like racing and it's not what cruising should be about.


Bob Grey
Renaissance III

At 26 May 2015 14:28:58, Colin Streeter colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners]<'amelyachtowners@...'> wrote:

Hi Bob

Thank you very much for this information. Sounds like a great boat and well worth considering in the future if and when we can afford to upgrade. Sounds like you had a great trip too, well done.

We sailed our SM53 over from Canary Islands and kept a log every hour of speeds, conditions etc all the way round for 3 months. 9.2 - 9.7 kts was typically top speed for the 53 with short bursts of 10.5. We did 12.5 max but that was only on a few occasions when surfing down big Atlantic swells, and averaged 160 - 175 nm most days often having good winds where we could easily have smashed the 200nm pd mark, but then loosing all wind again. Best 24hrs distance was 197nm. Also we never pushed the boat at all, just easy sailing all the way with around plus 1000 hours motoring mostly between Galapagos & Marqueas due to so many windless days, and since this was a delivery trip, I had to get back to work, and was paying a delivery crew by the day.

All in all it sounds like the 55 is slightly faster down or across wind but I am sure that this changes significantly in any upwind cruising situation. This is what many of us would no doubt like to know about, ie typical reasonable speeds with cruising loads on board at what angles to wind, as well as it's stability and heel in high winds without having the benefit that the 53 has of 1000L water tanks in its keel. For example I would love to be able to sail Brisbane to Fiji or Tonga each year, but this is into the trade winds and anything less than 30 degrees becomes too slow for good cruising.

It would be good to keep in touch. Do you have any cruising plans ahead? We had been thinking of selling our 53 here in Australia and purchasing the exact same boat in the Med again (due to the pirate issues & the long trip around Africa) then cruising back around again from Europe, however, now have recently been leaning more towards sailing via South Africa and Brazil instead which would be interesting. These plans are still a year or two ahead though.

Best regards

Colin & Lauren Streeter
Island Pearl II, SM#332


On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 12:55 PM, renaissanceiii@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi guys, had the boat delivered to Auckland, as there was a direct freighter from Belgium. Sailed in four legs over 3 weeks to Melbourne. Auckland - Opua - lord Howe island - Sydney - Melbourne.


The boat sailed beautifully, only 3 days were what you might call interesting with 30 knots and 5 meter swells just after rounding the top of NZ. Top speed was 13.5 knots average about 7.5 knot for the trip due to light winds.

The displacement hull speed peaks at about 9-9.5 knots then you start to surf which is a bit scary thus the 13.5 knot top I recorded on my gps log.

The yard had apprehensions as my two crew had never sailed before and the handover was short due to the freighter delays. Had two days to learn the boat and 2 calm days before the serious winds and waves in the Tasman Sea. My previous boat was a 42' 17 ton Fero cement center cockpit ketch so there were no surprises on handling. Compared with that old sea cow, the amel 55 was a pure delight. I am still enamoured with her but can't compare her to the previous amel hulls

Bob Grey
Renaissance III





--
Colin Streeter
0411 016 445


Re: Second Holding Tank Failure

Terence Singh
 

Ian, I now have the same issue on Libby. The copper pipe on t he rear tank has collapsed and I nee to repair this.
Can I ask you to send me pictures of your machined teflon part? I am in Papeete and will try to have this made locally.
Please send to terencesinghATmacdotcom

Many thanks.

Terry&Dena Singh
SV Libby SM#196
Papeete, Tahiti


Re: Gasoline tank full or not with Bio added Diesel

eljaroellinghoff@...
 

He Martin
only i know is to hold full the tank in winter to save for condece water

Reguards
Elja

Sy Balu
Super Maramu
//222


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Gasoline tank full or not with Bio added Diesel

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Martin,

I leave my tanks as full as possible.  Given the coerect level of biocide, you should have no issue.  

The return line from the engine to the tank stirs up the gunk and if you have good filters, they will capture dirt particles.

Fair winds


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 16 Jun 2015, at 08:29, luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi everybody,


I have always been told to keep the tank entirely full when leaving the boat for a longer period. The reason is to avoid condensation of water which leads to biological growth.


Now I had a Volvo Penta service guy on board, telling me the opposite: when leaving the boat keep the level as low as possible. The reason: in Europe we have a portion of biological Diesel in the gasoline which can lead to biological growth. So always make sure to have your gasoline as new as possible.


I understand both arguments, what is your experience?


I am confused.



Regards,


Martin

Amel 54 #149 CHIARA





Gasoline tank full or not with Bio added Diesel

luvkante
 

Hi everybody,


I have always been told to keep the tank entirely full when leaving the boat for a longer period. The reason is to avoid condensation of water which leads to biological growth.


Now I had a Volvo Penta service guy on board, telling me the opposite: when leaving the boat keep the level as low as possible. The reason: in Europe we have a portion of biological Diesel in the gasoline which can lead to biological growth. So always make sure to have your gasoline as new as possible.


I understand both arguments, what is your experience?


I am confused.



Regards,


Martin

Amel 54 #149 CHIARA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mizzen Boom Pully Block

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Kent,

What model of antal block are you ordering?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 10:26 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mizzen Boom Pully Block

 

 

Maybe a thin layer of nylon could be placed between the block and the boom?  I think I'll order one of the foot blocks and see if I can make it work.

Kent


On Jun 15, 2015, at 6:33 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

The block that Amel used on Kimberlite seems to have been a fiddle block with the swivel removed and the end sheave removed. I have looked at many blocks to replace mine however I find one problem with all of them.

The original block has the stainless strap holding the block together recessed in plastic so there is no metal against the boom. Every other block I have seen so far has either metal or rivet heads sticking out from the block.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 2:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mizzen Boom Pully Block

 

 

Kent,

       Those foot blocks are the nearest thing that I have seen. The blocks on Seafever are Anatal and original,still in good condition.

I think Eric mentioned that Amel had probably modified them.

Best regards,

Trevor

Seafever

SM425

Mexico


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mizzen Boom Pully Block

Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...>
 

On Akwaaba's we cut a small piece of garden hose and put it in the block and the boom!
Just an idea!
Chris
Santorin 027


On 16 Jun 2015, at 09:26, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Maybe a thin layer of nylon could be placed between the block and the boom?  I think I'll order one of the foot blocks and see if I can make it work.
Kent


On Jun 15, 2015, at 6:33 PM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Kent,

The block that Amel used on Kimberlite seems to have been a fiddle block with the swivel removed and the end sheave removed. I have looked at many blocks to replace mine however I find one problem with all of them.

The original block has the stainless strap holding the block together recessed in plastic so there is no metal against the boom. Every other block I have seen so far has either metal or rivet heads sticking out from the block.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2015 2:30 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mizzen Boom Pully Block

 

 

Kent,

       Those foot blocks are the nearest thing that I have seen. The blocks on Seafever are Anatal and original,still in good condition.

I think Eric mentioned that Amel had probably modified them.

Best regards,

Trevor

Seafever

SM425

Mexico