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Standing rigging

Denis Elborn
 

A simple question to the group.

Does anyone have the correct tension for the standing rigging on a 54?

Denis Elborn
S/V Fortune 54-159
On the hard in Preveza


Re: Lofrans Tigres rubber up/down switch

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 


Re: Frigoboat air conditioning manual

Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi
 

Hi Bill,

Thanks!!!
How I managed to send the email to you instead of Maud beats me…😂

All the best,
Helen 


On 16 Nov 2021, at 5:05 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Maud's email is SAV@...

Bill


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 8:42 AM Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi <helenmi57@...> wrote:
Dear Maud,

Hope you had a great summer.

We are very happy with our new drive unit and thankyou for all your help!

We have left the boat in a marina on the island of Samos and are using her as a winter home. We are trying to get the air conditioning to work on heat and haven’t managed and the engineer who came could only suggest that we might need to service the central board , but he also felt that that was unlikely to be the fault as both units have the same problem. We have the original brochure but it is all in Italian. I tried using google translate but it is a slow and laborious task. We are wondering if you have the brochure in English somewhere on file? I tried to find it online but drew a blank.

I’ll attach a photo of the original brochure.

Best regards,
Helen and Kosta on Meditation SM29

Samos, Greece






Re: Frigoboat air conditioning manual

 

Maud's email is SAV@...

Bill


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar

On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 8:42 AM Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi <helenmi57@...> wrote:
Dear Maud,

Hope you had a great summer.

We are very happy with our new drive unit and thankyou for all your help!

We have left the boat in a marina on the island of Samos and are using her as a winter home. We are trying to get the air conditioning to work on heat and haven’t managed and the engineer who came could only suggest that we might need to service the central board , but he also felt that that was unlikely to be the fault as both units have the same problem. We have the original brochure but it is all in Italian. I tried using google translate but it is a slow and laborious task. We are wondering if you have the brochure in English somewhere on file? I tried to find it online but drew a blank.

I’ll attach a photo of the original brochure.

Best regards,
Helen and Kosta on Meditation SM29

Samos, Greece






Frigoboat air conditioning manual

Helen and Kostas Yuvanidi
 

Dear Maud,

Hope you had a great summer.

We are very happy with our new drive unit and thankyou for all your help!

We have left the boat in a marina on the island of Samos and are using her as a winter home. We are trying to get the air conditioning to work on heat and haven’t managed and the engineer who came could only suggest that we might need to service the central board , but he also felt that that was unlikely to be the fault as both units have the same problem. We have the original brochure but it is all in Italian. I tried using google translate but it is a slow and laborious task. We are wondering if you have the brochure in English somewhere on file? I tried to find it online but drew a blank.

I’ll attach a photo of the original brochure.

Best regards,
Helen and Kosta on Meditation SM29

Samos, Greece


FW: Lofrans Tigres Vetus switches

amelforme
 

Contact Mike Haberlan via the means below. Vetus part #AFSTPB is an exact fit. It has been my experience that once the switch seal fails and the internals get wet, the switch itself is soon to follow in failure .

 

Mike was very professional, did what he said he would, when he said he would.

 

All the best

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: Mike Haberlan <Mike.Haberlan@...>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 11:28 AM
To: Joel <jfpottercys@...>
Subject: RE: Lofrans Tigres

 

Joel,

 

AFSTPB (Push button for remote control) is the exact part you are searching for. In stock Price is 43.85

 

Feel free to call or email me with any questions.

 

Thank you.

 

Mike Haberlan, Sales & Tech Support  |  Vetus Marine

135 Imperial Street  |  Merritt Island, FL 32952

Office: 321.454.3375  |  Fax: 321.452.7966

Mike.Haberlan@...  www.vetusmarine.com

 

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From: Joel <jfpottercys@...>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2021 11:20 AM
To: Mike Haberlan <Mike.Haberlan@...>
Subject: FW: Lofrans Tigres

 

CAUTION: This email originated from outside of the organization. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know the content is safe.

 

Hi Mike. If you scroll all the way down you will see the Vetus example. If this is the right one, how much and how many do you have? Please let me know ASAP and many thanks in advance .

 

All the best,

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

 

Here is a drawing of the exact dimensions

 

 


Re: Lofrans Tigres rubber up/down switch

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Kevin and Mike,

If I remember correctly this modification was performed by Amel to avoid having to install deck mounted foot switches. 

To preserve the integrity of those rubber caps Endo switch is below I had a cover made for the windlass. Works perfectly and the end addition reduces the amount of water which goes down the hawse pipe when tackling big seas. 

Cheers

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM007, Opua


On 16 Nov 2021, at 08:30, Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:


Clearance between the switch bottoms and the electric motor is tight. Finding the right switches can be difficult. If your switches are still good, the rubber boot from any push button switch can be installed. These are often cheap enough to make it worth buying one just for the rubber boot. Sometimes you can source just the rubber boot switch covers, but this is also difficult.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
NZ

On Tue, Nov 16, 2021, 8:23 AM Kevin Schmit <kevschmit64@...> wrote:
Afternoon folks,
My rubber up/down switch on my windlass has a perforation in the rubber switch cover.  I reached out to Imtra (NA distributor for Lofrans) and they hadn’t seen that switch mounted on a Lofrans windlass before.  They suspect some sort of custom retrofit.  I have seen this same switch on other SM’s before.
Am looking to source some parts for a proper repair.

Any leads?
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--
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362
Brunswick, GA USA

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Re: Lofrans Tigres rubber up/down switch

Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy)
 

Clearance between the switch bottoms and the electric motor is tight. Finding the right switches can be difficult. If your switches are still good, the rubber boot from any push button switch can be installed. These are often cheap enough to make it worth buying one just for the rubber boot. Sometimes you can source just the rubber boot switch covers, but this is also difficult.

Cheers,
Mike Longcor
SV Trilogy SM23
NZ


On Tue, Nov 16, 2021, 8:23 AM Kevin Schmit <kevschmit64@...> wrote:
Afternoon folks,
My rubber up/down switch on my windlass has a perforation in the rubber switch cover.  I reached out to Imtra (NA distributor for Lofrans) and they hadn’t seen that switch mounted on a Lofrans windlass before.  They suspect some sort of custom retrofit.  I have seen this same switch on other SM’s before.
Am looking to source some parts for a proper repair.

Any leads?


--
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362
Brunswick, GA USA


Lofrans Tigres rubber up/down switch

Kevin Schmit
 

Afternoon folks,
My rubber up/down switch on my windlass has a perforation in the rubber switch cover.  I reached out to Imtra (NA distributor for Lofrans) and they hadn’t seen that switch mounted on a Lofrans windlass before.  They suspect some sort of custom retrofit.  I have seen this same switch on other SM’s before.
Am looking to source some parts for a proper repair.

Any leads?


--
Kevin & Kristen Schmit
KIANA
SM #362
Brunswick, GA USA


Re: Dehumidifier Drain Outlet

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Dear All,
We left our boat in the water in Le Marin, Martinique for 20 months. When we returned she was as fresh and dry as the day we left her. No mold, no leaks. The trick is not to leave anything on board with your body oil on it. Your last tee shirt you wore before changing to get on the plane. Bedding, towels, pillows. Make sure everything is clean prior. Don't bother with vacuum sealing either. One speck of moisture in that bag will spot everything. 
Other than that we are pleased with our boat. I would not do anything special for a month. 2 years maybe. 

All the best,
Chuck and Kim 
Joy 388
Antigua 

On Mon, Nov 15, 2021 at 9:59 AM Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Dean,

The previous owners of Rita Kathryn did the same thing as Jose describes in this thread https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/61037 when leaving the boar in warm locations except they used plywood to create a frame for the A/C unit to reside in the companionway door opening.

I was thinking you could fabricate a new companionway door from plywood (or your material of choice), hardware to lock it, and drill a hole for your dehumidifier drain line.  You could then place your dehumidifier on the top step of the companionway.  This would allow the unit to drain to the scuppers.  Provided your dehumidifier doesn't draw from the front and exit from the rear (or vice versa), it should sit nicely on that top step and do it's job just fine.  Our unit draws from the rear and exits from the top and others I have seen draw from the rear and exit from the side.

I hope this provides you with an additional alternative.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently exploring Brunswick, GA

www.RitaKathryn.com 


Re: Dehumidifier Drain Outlet

Paul Stascavage
 

Dean,

The previous owners of Rita Kathryn did the same thing as Jose describes in this thread https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/61037 when leaving the boar in warm locations except they used plywood to create a frame for the A/C unit to reside in the companionway door opening.

I was thinking you could fabricate a new companionway door from plywood (or your material of choice), hardware to lock it, and drill a hole for your dehumidifier drain line.  You could then place your dehumidifier on the top step of the companionway.  This would allow the unit to drain to the scuppers.  Provided your dehumidifier doesn't draw from the front and exit from the rear (or vice versa), it should sit nicely on that top step and do it's job just fine.  Our unit draws from the rear and exits from the top and others I have seen draw from the rear and exit from the side.

I hope this provides you with an additional alternative.

All the best,

Paul Stascavage
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
Currently exploring Brunswick, GA

www.RitaKathryn.com 


Rudder packig

william reynolds
 

I had a minor rudder shaft leak. I'm in the process of my annual haulout so I've addressed the rudder leak.
I have an extended rudder packing area installed by Amel in Martinique. I carefully pulled all the old packing out, cleaned the packing area
and installed 5 new layers of packing. 5 /16 packing fit perfectly and snuggly. I carefully tamped the packing down with a sch. 80, 2 inch PVC pipe.
I then thghened the gland nut down to what I considered properper compression. Having packed dozens of prop shafts and rudder shafts I have always 
found that when I  tightened dow the gland nut  enough to cause resistance to the shaft movement and then backed off a flat or two, I usually 
had a good seal. I could not tighten the gland nut on my shaft  enough to cause resistance in the rudder shaft. I have 3/8 in in adjustment left.
Any thoughts about this?

Bill  Cloudstreet SM2K 331


Re: Color Code Gelcoat Super Maramu

Bill Kinney
 

Juan,

We had some extensive fiberglass work done on our boat in Fort Lauderdale, and the crew that did it did an amazing job matching the color of our deck as it is today. It took them about an hour of adjusting, and they made up a quantity large enough to do the whole job and then some.  I would expect this to be part of the skill set of any good fiberglass repair crew.

I think you will find if you could get the exact original color as it came from the factory, you would be very disappointed with the match right out of the can.  I know when we have uncovered parts of our boat that have never seen the sun the color is VERY different than what the rest of the boat has become after 26 years of sun and salt.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Brunswick, GA, USA


Re: Amel Maramu 1984 Standing Rigging Specifications

Bruno COTTE
 

If he is John a young French guy in Marina Taïna who lives on a Hanse he is fully reliable and I will go blindly with him . He is a true specialist 

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 14 nov. 2021 à 20:26, Bruno COTTE via groups.io <cotte.bruno@...> a écrit :

Who is the rigger ?

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 14 nov. 2021 à 20:03, Thomas Nienkemper <thomas.nienkemper@...> a écrit :

Hi,
I am about to change the standing rigging on our 1984 Maramu with the Isomat mast and no furling. I was in contact with ACMO and they offered a rigging kit, but for the Nirvana mast which I understand is the one after 1985 with furling. I could not rech ACMO since, but will keep trying. A rigger in Tahiti who supposedly has done other Amels says after consulting with ACMO he would use 10mm wire size, at least for the stays. Currently my main mast is all 8mm and mizzen all 7mm. 
What is the wire size on other Maramus? Did they maybe change wire size with the mast in 1985?

Help much appreciated!


Re: Amel Maramu 1984 Standing Rigging Specifications

Bruno COTTE
 

Who is the rigger ?

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 14 nov. 2021 à 20:03, Thomas Nienkemper <thomas.nienkemper@...> a écrit :

Hi,
I am about to change the standing rigging on our 1984 Maramu with the Isomat mast and no furling. I was in contact with ACMO and they offered a rigging kit, but for the Nirvana mast which I understand is the one after 1985 with furling. I could not rech ACMO since, but will keep trying. A rigger in Tahiti who supposedly has done other Amels says after consulting with ACMO he would use 10mm wire size, at least for the stays. Currently my main mast is all 8mm and mizzen all 7mm. 
What is the wire size on other Maramus? Did they maybe change wire size with the mast in 1985?

Help much appreciated!


Amel Maramu 1984 Standing Rigging Specifications

Thomas Nienkemper
 

Hi,
I am about to change the standing rigging on our 1984 Maramu with the Isomat mast and no furling. I was in contact with ACMO and they offered a rigging kit, but for the Nirvana mast which I understand is the one after 1985 with furling. I could not rech ACMO since, but will keep trying. A rigger in Tahiti who supposedly has done other Amels says after consulting with ACMO he would use 10mm wire size, at least for the stays. Currently my main mast is all 8mm and mizzen all 7mm. 
What is the wire size on other Maramus? Did they maybe change wire size with the mast in 1985?

Help much appreciated!


Color Code Gelcoat Super Maramu

Juan de Zulueta
 

Hello,

I need to make some repair on the gelcoat of my super Maramu. Does anyone have the color code (RAL) of the gelcoat white and brown ?
do you know who could do it in Martinique or Guadeloupe since Amel does not have any in stock.
many thanks in advance.
--
Juan de Zulueta
OPHELIE X
Super Maramu #32


Cooling the boat and Dehumidifier Drain Outlet

Jose Venegas
 

Hello Dean and Amelian friends
As I was planning to leave Ipanema on the hard, for one month I was offered a dehumidifier at the yard in Cartagena.  In addition to the issue of collecting the condensing water into the bilge, It was clear that it added heat to that already generated caused by the two freezers and the refrigerator.  This made the boat extremely hot since the dust and rust particles in the air required that the boat be left sealed from the environment.  
My solution was to buy a small and inexpensive  (<$100) window-mounted air conditioning unit and run it at a relatively high temperature (27 C). I did not have the time to mount it on a hatch but I realized that it could be easily slid onto the grooves of the companionway door using the hardware that came with the AC unit.  To allow entry onto the boat I mounted it with the door fully opened and made a piece of plexiglass to cover the gap above it (see foto).  I further added hardware that allowed me to lock the system with a small lock.  Obviously, this is not to prevent forced entry onto the boat but to have the means to know if there was a forced entry to the boat in my absence that I could report to the Marina or the yard. 
The AC unit extracts the humidity in addition to cooling the boat.  The resulting water usually drips out from the back (external) of the unit but the one I found is actually sprayed by the fan on the condenser further contributing to the unit's high efficiency. and avoiding the drip of dirty water on the deck.
After a month in the tropics, I found the boat dry and cool at a minimal electrical cost. 
After I moved to Panama I decided to leave the system running as an air conditioning unit at less than 1/2 the cost of using one of the water-cooled AC units on Ipanema and, very importantly, without using saltwater that can bring gelly fish and other creatures to the strainer.   
To spread the cool around the boat I turned the AC unit flaps to starboard and kept the fan on the navigation table pointing towards the stern passage.   The airflow onto the aft cabin was further enhanced by keeping the fan in the battery room ON and mounting a small fan on the port shelve to further direct the airflow back.  The results have been soo good that I decided not to move the AC unit to the hatch and simply walk over it adding a small temporary plastic step to the companionway stair.  The unit uses <500 wats at a cost of $4/day for running 24-7 at the marina.  To simplify the opening and closing of the companionway I added one of the spare Amel screws to the top of the Plexiglas window/door

  


Re: How to prevent In Mast furler profile banging inside the mast?

Craig Briggs
 

Pool Noodles are fun but I like Heinz's solution, too!
--
Craig Briggs - s/v Sangaris / SN68  Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Boom vang on a Maramu

Lance Leonard
 

The main spar has been replaced so I don’t know what the original configuration was. Keep in mind Minerva was built before in-mast furling and the topping lift needs to be eased to get the correct sail shape. On our boat the topping lift fouls on the main backstay when we are on a port tack. I tried to get a picture of this with my drone but I couldn’t get close enough to show the attachment points at the top of the mast. They cross at the top, the farther you ease the boom out the more it lifts the end of the boom. I put a shackle on it and ran it back to the mizzenmast when the sail is up to keep it out of the way (saw this trick on the YouTube channel Sailing Panda). I would be more inclined to keep the topping lift if I could use it as a spare halyard. Unfortunately it is wire with a block on the end as is the mizzen topping lift. After raising the mizzen and easing the mizzen topping lift it fouls around the mizzen backstay. This is always a fun project after dropping anchor for the day as it tends to foul around the insulator for the shortwave. Unfortunately presently I am 3000 miles from the boat (getting a new Beta marine 62T in Maine this winter). We had already left for California when the yard removed the rig, so I was unable to look at the masthead. Our Maramu was a huge step up in size for us. We went from a 28 foot sloop rig to a 46 foot ketch. That being said there are sure to be some things that are going to be straight up operator’s error. Any and all input is welcome and appreciated. 

Lance 
Minerva 
Maramu #135

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