Date   

Re: Fuel Dip Stick

jsrogers@...
 

I think I know why they break because I did it.  It is because they are long and if you want to read a low tank reading at the bottom the tendency is to hold it at the bottom with the top in the air and it flops over and breaks.  Better to let it lie horizontal on something while you read it. However, if you want to stay with a authentic Amel boat, Maud at Amel will ship you another.

John Rogers
SM Its Good #105


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rocna Anchor fit

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Steve & Liz
We have the 40KG Rocna anchor and it fits perfectly. We have had it for 6 years and is our go to anchor.
Paul & Sue
SV NOMAD SM #362
Currently in Bermuda

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 06:40:35 -0700
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rocna Anchor fit

 
Does anyone know if the Rocna 40kg anchor will fit the bow roller without modification on a 53' SM? If not...how about the 33kg size?

Thanks,
Steve and Liz Davis
S/V Aloha SM72





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rocna Anchor fit

Rink De Haan
 

Hi Steve and Liz
I don,t know about the 40kg version but the 33kg version fits nicely on the SM2K. In my opinion it works fine but it is a bit light in heavy weather. 
Rink de Haan
SM2k #330 razor's edge

Op 28 mei 2014 om 15:40 heeft "flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> het volgende geschreven:

 

Does anyone know if the Rocna 40kg anchor will fit the bow roller without modification on a 53' SM? If not...how about the 33kg size?

Thanks,
Steve and Liz Davis
S/V Aloha SM72



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast height??? Anyone been under the Nassau bridges? Exumas?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Mark,

Hope you are doing well!
Thanks for the mast height.
It was/is also my plan to remain safe, but since 2 of my neighbors seem so sure I fit, I am just curious as this would save a little time, but definitely not worth the risk...

Have you been to the Exumas? Just looking for the safest route.

Thanks again!!! Sincerely, Alexandre


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

On Wed, 5/28/14, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast height??? Anyone been under the Nassau bridges? Exumas?
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 9:20 AM


 









Alexandre,  The mast height on our SM2K
is 65’ 3” (not including antenna)  My chart shows both the
bridges over the Nassau harbor to be 69’ at high
tide.  I have never been under the
bridges. And, based on the closeness of the measurements
would most likely exit the harbor via the route without the
bridge.    Best
regards,  Mark  SM2K
#275www.creampuff.us          

 From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:58 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast
height??? Anyone been under the Nassau bridges?
Exumas?   
I thought
the height of the Super Maramu was 22 meters or 72 ft which
would not allow the sailboat to pass under the Nassau
bridge.
But 2 of my neighbors insist it
doesn't look that tall...

Does anyone know exactly the height of the
mast?

Has anyone been
under the Nassau bridges?

Anyone been from Nassau to the Exumas or vice
versa? Just curious of a safe way (being single handed).

Thanks in advance!!!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street
Marina, Nassau, The Bahamas










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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast height??? Anyone been under the Nassau bridges? Exumas?

Mark Erdos
 

Alexandre,

 

The mast height on our SM2K is 65’ 3” (not including antenna)

 

My chart shows both the bridges over the Nassau harbor to be 69’ at high tide.

 

I have never been under the bridges. And, based on the closeness of the measurements would most likely exit the harbor via the route without the bridge.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Mark

 

SM2K #275

www.creampuff.us

 

 

 

 

 



 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:58 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mast height??? Anyone been under the Nassau bridges? Exumas?

 

 


I thought the height of the Super Maramu was 22 meters or 72 ft which would not allow the sailboat to pass under the Nassau bridge.
But 2 of my neighbors insist it doesn't look that tall...

Does anyone know exactly the height of the mast?

Has anyone been under the Nassau bridges?

Anyone been from Nassau to the Exumas or vice versa? Just curious of a safe way (being single handed).

Thanks in advance!!!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street Marina, Nassau, The Bahamas


Mast height??? Anyone been under the Nassau bridges? Exumas?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I thought the height of the Super Maramu was 22 meters or 72 ft which would not allow the sailboat to pass under the Nassau bridge.
But 2 of my neighbors insist it doesn't look that tall...

Does anyone know exactly the height of the mast?

Has anyone been under the Nassau bridges?

Anyone been from Nassau to the Exumas or vice versa? Just curious of a safe way (being single handed).

Thanks in advance!!!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Street Marina, Nassau, The Bahamas


Rocna Anchor fit

Stephen Davis
 

Does anyone know if the Rocna 40kg anchor will fit the bow roller without modification on a 53' SM? If not...how about the 33kg size?

Thanks,
Steve and Liz Davis
S/V Aloha SM72



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Through Hull Size

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...> wrote:
I will search the Amel Owners website for the information. It is not as easy as you think. Gary Silver documented it and I will find the link for you.

I solved the stiffness problem 2 ways:
While on the hard we pushed some lithium grease into the valve from the outside of the boat and worked the valve back and forth until it was free again.
In the water, I emptied the tank, closed the valve, opened the deck access and poured about 1 oz of CorrosionX into the the opening which is directly above the valve. I waited 24 hours, then open and closed the valve 10-12 times leaving it closed for another 24 hours.

Both of the above worked.

Bill
BeBe #387


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 3:13 PM, thomas.kleman <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

 I own L'ORIENT, SM2K #422, currently in Miami Beach, FL. I'm not on my boat now, but does anyone have handy the size of the fore/aft black water holding tank through-hull valve ? It's a little stiff and I intended to buy two and replace them but forgot to note the size before I left boat this week. Thanks.




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Through Hull Size

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I will search the Amel Owners website for the information. It is not as easy as you think. Gary Silver documented it and I will find the link for you.

I solved the stiffness problem 2 ways:
While on the hard we pushed some lithium grease into the valve from the outside of the boat and worked the valve back and forth until it was free again.
In the water, I emptied the tank, closed the valve, opened the deck access and poured about 1 oz of CorrosionX into the the opening which is directly above the valve. I waited 24 hours, then open and closed the valve 10-12 times leaving it closed for another 24 hours.

Both of the above worked.

Bill
BeBe #387


On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 3:13 PM, thomas.kleman <no_reply@...> wrote:
 

 I own L'ORIENT, SM2K #422, currently in Miami Beach, FL. I'm not on my boat now, but does anyone have handy the size of the fore/aft black water holding tank through-hull valve ? It's a little stiff and I intended to buy two and replace them but forgot to note the size before I left boat this week. Thanks.



Through Hull Size

thomas.kleman <no_reply@...>
 

 I own L'ORIENT, SM2K #422, currently in Miami Beach, FL. I'm not on my boat now, but does anyone have handy the size of the fore/aft black water holding tank through-hull valve ? It's a little stiff and I intended to buy two and replace them but forgot to note the size before I left boat this week. Thanks.


Re: Fuel Dip Stick

svperegrinus <no_reply@...>
 

This is an interesting thread, as it seems to reflect more than one boat having had its diesel dip stick broken.

Any ideas what caused these sticks to break?  –––In order to avoid it, of course!

Thanks in advance,


Re: Hydraulic Brake

svperegrinus <no_reply@...>
 

Hello,

I also agree that this makes sense.  However, it is not clear to me if you ended up replacing a spring inside the hydraulic brake cylinder or between the jaws.

I also looked at the springs pictured thru a mirror on the photos below, but are these really the springs to which Maud makes reference? 

This is in response to:

 think this makes sense.

ERIC
SM 376

Dear Eric, 

According to your description and our experience, we think that the spring
located inside the unit may be worn out. Could you please tell us if you
have dismantled the unit to check if this spring is in good condition or
not? 

Thank you in anticipation for your comments. 

With our best regards, 

Maud/Chantiers AMEL 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 50 AMP charger not charging crossing to Nassau

Veit Mueller <veitm@...>
 

Hi Alexandre:

Too bad that we must have just missed each other. We arrived on the 22 in Lucaya.
Have a good time,
Veit

Sent from my vm iPad

On May 22, 2014, at 7:24 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good afternoon,

Just cross from Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama to Nassau, New Providence.

When I started the genset to recharge the battery, the 50 AMP battery charger did not show any charge on the link 10.
Thanksfully the 30 AMP was working and I recharged the batteries and continue my trip.

Since I was tired and had to work, I haven't had the time to look at it.

Any things I should be looking for?

Thanks in advance!!!

Took 21 hours for the crossing, wind were up to 16 kt true / 21 apparent so up to 8.4 kt. No wind 15 NM away from Nassau motored the rest. Arrived at low tide, on the way to the Bay Street Marina, which is West of the bridge, gently touch once the bottom (soft).
Local are saying, the bridge is 75ft tall, while books say it is 65... will not take the chance.

Sincerely, Alexandre
Sm2K #289 NIKIMAT
Bay Streat Marina, New Providence, the Bahamas


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Morocco - Melilla

Malcolm Armitage <marmitage73@...>
 

Hi David / Haldun
 
Thank you both for the information I'll have a look at these. It's so much easier if someones been there.
 
Regrds
 
Malcolm
Chou Chou SM 117

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:53 PM, "Halidun Karagoz halidunk@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Malcolm,
Melilla is a very nice place, with cheap and clean diesel. Booze is also very cheap.
Marina Smir is also a nice place, with an excellent beach and a good hub to visit places like Tetuan, but i was seriously harassed by the officials there.
Cheers,
Haldun

sv Amanin A54 no 164
currently on the hard in Gocek

On 27 May 2014, at 15:45, "Malcolm Armitage marmitage73@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
Hi
 
I am a new owner of a SM and hoping to take a trip from Souther Spain where she' moored over to Morocco (maybe Melilla) and I just wondered if any one in the group has been there or has any tips, do's and dont's or good moorings to visit please.
 
Regards
 
Malcolm
SM 117
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Morocco - Melilla

Halidun Karagoz
 

Hi Malcolm,
Melilla is a very nice place, with cheap and clean diesel. Booze is also very cheap.
Marina Smir is also a nice place, with an excellent beach and a good hub to visit places like Tetuan, but i was seriously harassed by the officials there.
Cheers,
Haldun

sv Amanin A54 no 164
currently on the hard in Gocek

On 27 May 2014, at 15:45, "Malcolm Armitage marmitage73@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi
 
I am a new owner of a SM and hoping to take a trip from Souther Spain where she' moored over to Morocco (maybe Melilla) and I just wondered if any one in the group has been there or has any tips, do's and dont's or good moorings to visit please.
 
Regards
 
Malcolm
SM 117
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Morocco - Melilla

spritoaffine
 

Hi Malcolm
We haven’t visited Melilla but Ceuta is a interesting spot to visit though not over blessed with mooring space as I remember. We also enjoyed Port Smir, a large marina which was almost empty of boats, reasonably priced with lots of restaurants within the facility as it’s also a tourist resort
David Worthington
Sharki 148
Spirito Affine
 
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:45 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Morocco - Melilla
 
 

Hi
 
I am a new owner of a SM and hoping to take a trip from Souther Spain where she' moored over to Morocco (maybe Melilla) and I just wondered if any one in the group has been there or has any tips, do's and dont's or good moorings to visit please.
 
Regards
 
Malcolm
SM 117
 


Morocco - Melilla

Malcolm Armitage <marmitage73@...>
 

Hi
 
I am a new owner of a SM and hoping to take a trip from Souther Spain where she' moored over to Morocco (maybe Melilla) and I just wondered if any one in the group has been there or has any tips, do's and dont's or good moorings to visit please.
 
Regards
 
Malcolm
SM 117
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Raymarine Fluxgate compass

Peter Forbes
 

Bill,

Brilliant - thanks for that!

I set off from Goçek Thursday in your track.

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730

On 26 May 2014, at 10:32, "yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We all know the location of the Raymarine Fluxgate compass and not to place metal near it, right?


I have to tell you about a 3 year saga of the Raymarine control head reporting the wrong magnetic heading.  I recalibrated the 7001+ at least 6 times. I would get the Heading matched with the cockpit magnetic compass, only for it to start wondering to a new heading in a short time.


I finally gave up and since the wrong heading on the control head didn't really impact anything, I ignored it and if I wanted a magnetic heading rather than COG,  I would look at the cockpit compass at the helm.


Recently I had reason to check my spare Jabsco macerator pumps.  I store them in vacuum sealed bags in the forward head on the very bottom shelf (aft side near the holding tank valve). I removed them and viola, the 7001 control head reports the correct heading.


Pretty dumb of me, but I thought I would share this because sometimes my stupidity helps others.


Bill

BeBe 387


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I Just had to share

sailormon <kimberlite@...>
 

Bill,

I if you gave the Swan 66 I would immediately sell it and but a nice Amel 54.

It takes 4 or 5 people to properly flake the main in the boom and at least 3 to sail her—too much boat. It was fun but I would not want to own one-EVER.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2014 12:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I Just had to share

 

 

Eric,

 

I enjoyed your Swan 66 email. I looked at a review at http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/yachts/birds-of-a-feather-swan-66-fd?page=0,1

 

If you had a dozen Super Maramus like yours, you might be able to trade even, but it would probably still cost you some cash

 

The Swan 66 has an aft wet cockpit enclosed by all-cloth bimini/dodger with half the safety/security of Amel...but it will arrive in maybe half the time and 12 times the cost. Heck, I thought you enjoyed the sailing part?

 

Since your primary sailing areas are NY and St. Martin, you could buy 2 Amel 55's, place one in St. Martin, the other in NY, and then have enough money left over from not buying the Swan to charter a NetJet for 10 years to take you to your boat(s). You would arrive at your destination in hours, with the NetJet beating the Swan every time. Ask Joel if he can help you get the 55's, as they may be on allotment.

 

You made my day because I appreciate what I have even more.

 

Thanks!

 

Bill

BeBe 387

 

 

 

On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 3:37 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Today I drove from Long Island Ny to Portsmouth Rhode island with a friend. He wanted to see a Swan 66.

He had seen it previously out of to  the water but now wanted to sail her.

We took her out in 10 knots of wind and on a 110 genoa and full main she beat at 19 degrees winward at 12 KNOTS, when we put up the gennaker down wind she was even faster. I have never constantly sailed a boat above the apparent wind speed before. I can’t imagine what she would do in 20 knots.

 

What a thrill.

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] I Just had to share

Mark Erdos
 

Bill,

You started my day with a good laugh. Thanks!

Mark
SM2K#275


On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 12:08 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Eric,

I enjoyed your Swan 66 email. I looked at a review at http://www.yachtingmagazine.com/yachts/birds-of-a-feather-swan-66-fd?page=0,1

If you had a dozen Super Maramus like yours, you might be able to trade even, but it would probably still cost you some cash

The Swan 66 has an aft wet cockpit enclosed by all-cloth bimini/dodger with half the safety/security of Amel...but it will arrive in maybe half the time and 12 times the cost. Heck, I thought you enjoyed the sailing part?

Since your primary sailing areas are NY and St. Martin, you could buy 2 Amel 55's, place one in St. Martin, the other in NY, and then have enough money left over from not buying the Swan to charter a NetJet for 10 years to take you to your boat(s). You would arrive at your destination in hours, with the NetJet beating the Swan every time. Ask Joel if he can help you get the 55's, as they may be on allotment.

You made my day because I appreciate what I have even more.

Thanks!

Bill
BeBe 387




On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 3:37 AM, sailormon kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Today I drove from Long Island Ny to Portsmouth Rhode island with a friend. He wanted to see a Swan 66.

He had seen it previously out of to  the water but now wanted to sail her.

We took her out in 10 knots of wind and on a 110 genoa and full main she beat at 19 degrees winward at 12 KNOTS, when we put up the gennaker down wind she was even faster. I have never constantly sailed a boat above the apparent wind speed before. I can’t imagine what she would do in 20 knots.

 

What a thrill.