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Re: through hull forard head

Ian Park
 

I just love when the heads stop working.  Not sure if it’s good to have two of them to look after, but at least it keeps the bucket clean !
Ian


On 5 Mar 2020, at 19:35, Randall <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:


Ian,
That hose has been heat treated over 13 yrs its hard as rock and I will have to do a pump out and flush as best I can as there is a 40 litre black water tank, nasty.
The handle moves fine and the shaft inside seems to move also. So either something is in the tank, or the ball is no longer attached to the handle.
Ah the joy of boating. Nothing cheap, nothing easy.

Cheers,
Randall

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 6:58 PM Ian <parkianj@...> wrote:
Suggest putting in off position. Remove hose. Then gently turn on. If water flows something may be blocking the hose. 
Saves diving under boat as a first option. 

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


On 5 Mar 2020, at 17:59, Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Has anyone had a 90 degree shut off valve fail to turn. The handle turns but nothing flows. I hope I have a clog/blockage near the shutoff. But it may be the pin from the handle to the ball have separated. for now I will just do pump outs, but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I don't know how anything could plug this but you never know what is in there.
Randall
A54 #56

Re: through hull forard head

Randall
 

Dave,
So your handle is seized solid I take it? unscrewing it from the through hull pipe seems to be a challenging task. Little space and lovely odour. I am hoping for a foreign object plugging the 90 valve. fingers crossed.
Randall

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 7:45 PM David Kurtz via Groups.Io <Davidwkurtz=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
I have the same issue with my forward head.  That valve is a mother once it gets stuck.  I had my nephew on board and he has arms like tree trunks.  Could not break it loose, even with a longer breaker bar.  Only option left is a new $100 valve.  And now I exercise those through-hulls regularly!
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan

Re: through hull forard head

Randall
 

Thanks Courtney,
That will be my next test.

Randall

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 7:38 PM Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Randall
Before you go to all the trouble of pumping out why not try and run a snake from the through hull back up would be an easy fix if it is just plugged


-----Original Message-----
From: Randall <sailingalbedo@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 5, 2020 1:35 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] through hull forard head

Ian,
That hose has been heat treated over 13 yrs its hard as rock and I will have to do a pump out and flush as best I can as there is a 40 litre black water tank, nasty.
The handle moves fine and the shaft inside seems to move also. So either something is in the tank, or the ball is no longer attached to the handle.
Ah the joy of boating. Nothing cheap, nothing easy.

Cheers,
Randall

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 6:58 PM Ian <parkianj@...> wrote:
Suggest putting in off position. Remove hose. Then gently turn on. If water flows something may be blocking the hose. 
Saves diving under boat as a first option. 

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


On 5 Mar 2020, at 17:59, Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Has anyone had a 90 degree shut off valve fail to turn. The handle turns but nothing flows. I hope I have a clog/blockage near the shutoff. But it may be the pin from the handle to the ball have separated. for now I will just do pump outs, but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I don't know how anything could plug this but you never know what is in there.
Randall
A54 #56

Re: through hull forard head

David Kurtz
 

I have the same issue with my forward head.  That valve is a mother once it gets stuck.  I had my nephew on board and he has arms like tree trunks.  Could not break it loose, even with a longer breaker bar.  Only option left is a new $100 valve.  And now I exercise those through-hulls regularly!
--
Dave Kurtz
SM2 #380
S/V Celtic Cross

Detroit, Michigan

Re: through hull forard head

Courtney Gorman
 

Randall
Before you go to all the trouble of pumping out why not try and run a snake from the through hull back up would be an easy fix if it is just plugged


-----Original Message-----
From: Randall <sailingalbedo@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 5, 2020 1:35 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] through hull forard head

Ian,
That hose has been heat treated over 13 yrs its hard as rock and I will have to do a pump out and flush as best I can as there is a 40 litre black water tank, nasty.
The handle moves fine and the shaft inside seems to move also. So either something is in the tank, or the ball is no longer attached to the handle.
Ah the joy of boating. Nothing cheap, nothing easy.

Cheers,
Randall

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 6:58 PM Ian <parkianj@...> wrote:
Suggest putting in off position. Remove hose. Then gently turn on. If water flows something may be blocking the hose. 
Saves diving under boat as a first option. 

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


On 5 Mar 2020, at 17:59, Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Has anyone had a 90 degree shut off valve fail to turn. The handle turns but nothing flows. I hope I have a clog/blockage near the shutoff. But it may be the pin from the handle to the ball have separated. for now I will just do pump outs, but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I don't know how anything could plug this but you never know what is in there.
Randall
A54 #56

Re: through hull forard head

Randall
 

Ian,
That hose has been heat treated over 13 yrs its hard as rock and I will have to do a pump out and flush as best I can as there is a 40 litre black water tank, nasty.
The handle moves fine and the shaft inside seems to move also. So either something is in the tank, or the ball is no longer attached to the handle.
Ah the joy of boating. Nothing cheap, nothing easy.

Cheers,
Randall

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 6:58 PM Ian <parkianj@...> wrote:
Suggest putting in off position. Remove hose. Then gently turn on. If water flows something may be blocking the hose. 
Saves diving under boat as a first option. 

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


On 5 Mar 2020, at 17:59, Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Has anyone had a 90 degree shut off valve fail to turn. The handle turns but nothing flows. I hope I have a clog/blockage near the shutoff. But it may be the pin from the handle to the ball have separated. for now I will just do pump outs, but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I don't know how anything could plug this but you never know what is in there.
Randall
A54 #56

Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi All,

Regarding the rubber insert to the rub rail. I bring mine back by applying and rubbing in 3M boat cleaner polish as is used on the gel coat. Looks good.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 06 March 2020 at 04:36 "Mike Ondra via Groups.Io" <mdondra@...> wrote:

With all the talk about rubrail replacement, I am curious as to why?

Ours certainly is chalky, but I wonder if there is a treatment to remove a thin layer of the material down to a “new” surface. Or apply a “permanent” coating on top of the chalky surface.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:30 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

 

Karen, I certainly want to replace my rub rail , having it produced and available in the US. without shipping from France ,would make it much cheaper and more available for boats located on this side of the pond , keep me posted .

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 3, 2020 4:24 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Hey group,

 

We have done a little digging into the possibility of US based production options for the rub rail inserts. Seems a good option instead of shipping relatively inexpensive, yet bulky and heavy material across the ocean.

Companies doing custom, short-run rubber extrusions are pretty common in the industry. We contacted a local manufacturer who specializes in things like rub rails for inflatable boats to see if they could produce the Amel rub rail insert in low quantity and at reasonable cost. 

 

The basic answer is, yes they can. They have seen a dimensioned drawing of the insert, and confirmed that they can make it without technical difficulty. It would be made of EDPM, the premier rubber formulation for UV exposure. Not sure about color yet.

 

There isn’t enough information yet to set a hard price, but it looks like the MAXIMUM cost would be $800 per boat, and it could be as little as half that, plus UPS domestic ground shipping.

 

The process would look like this:  If we get enough interest, I’ll trim a bit off my insert and give to the engineers so they can finalize the design of an extrusion die.  They then run off a prototype piece and I would test it for fit on my boat.  If all is good, a 50% deposit would hold a place in the production run.

 

If there is sufficient interest, we could have material in hand in 3 weeks.

 

At this point we have gone as far as we can go without having a read if there is enough interest in going further, so if this is something you’d want to participate in, or if you just have questions, drop an e-mail to greatketch@...

Karen Smith,
Bill Kinney
SM Harmonie #160
Fort Lauderdale, FL

 



 


 

Re: Headliner fix

Ian Park
 

Hi 
Redid the aft cabin by putting new headlining on thin ply (glued and stapled) and self adhesive Velcro to hold in place on ceiling. Then replaced the wood strips along the joints. Glued the side panels direct, but where it went under wood (released by removing windows) We shaved the backing off on the parts where the wood fitted back on top. 
www. hawkehouse.co.uk has some great advice on glue and how to replace lining. 
I took all the old lining from both heads and replaced it with domestic plastic shower panelling. It seemed more appropriate for a ‘wet room’ than fabric and has worked very well. 

Good luck. 

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


On 4 Mar 2020, at 17:11, Chip Beaman <chipfrog128@...> wrote:



I know it has been done by many on this forum. Can you please chime in on what it cost to have your headliners professionally replaced.  

thank you
Chip

Re: through hull forard head

Ian Park
 

Suggest putting in off position. Remove hose. Then gently turn on. If water flows something may be blocking the hose. 
Saves diving under boat as a first option. 

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


On 5 Mar 2020, at 17:59, Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Has anyone had a 90 degree shut off valve fail to turn. The handle turns but nothing flows. I hope I have a clog/blockage near the shutoff. But it may be the pin from the handle to the ball have separated. for now I will just do pump outs, but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I don't know how anything could plug this but you never know what is in there.
Randall
A54 #56

Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Patrick McAneny
 

Mike, Speaking for myself, I will give a couple of my reasons.
1 . I need to take the old one off to paint my rub rail ,it already has a couple of cracks and probably more after removing it and reinstalling.
2. I have always hated the color, and it will not go well with my newly painted forest green rub rail, white will look much better.
3. The chalk is a pain,gets on me and the hull when touched.
4. It is a bit short ,shrunk a bit I guess ,used to be longer.
5. Its not going to last the life of the boat , so might as well replace it now.
6. Others are interested and by buying and or shipping now as a group will save approx. $1300. or more ,opposed to what one set shipped via Fed Ex air from France would cost.

 We took my boat down to Haven Harbor yesterday for repairs and to be Awlgripped , so we may see you and Tom in Rock Hall,this spring. Greta mention Aletes yesterday when we hauled out.
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Thu, Mar 5, 2020 10:36 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

With all the talk about rubrail replacement, I am curious as to why?
Ours certainly is chalky, but I wonder if there is a treatment to remove a thin layer of the material down to a “new” surface. Or apply a “permanent” coating on top of the chalky surface.
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:30 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] More Options for Rub Rail Inserts
 
Karen, I certainly want to replace my rub rail , having it produced and available in the US. without shipping from France ,would make it much cheaper and more available for boats located on this side of the pond , keep me posted .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 3, 2020 4:24 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] More Options for Rub Rail Inserts
Hey group,
 
We have done a little digging into the possibility of US based production options for the rub rail inserts. Seems a good option instead of shipping relatively inexpensive, yet bulky and heavy material across the ocean.

Companies doing custom, short-run rubber extrusions are pretty common in the industry. We contacted a local manufacturer who specializes in things like rub rails for inflatable boats to see if they could produce the Amel rub rail insert in low quantity and at reasonable cost. 
 
The basic answer is, yes they can. They have seen a dimensioned drawing of the insert, and confirmed that they can make it without technical difficulty. It would be made of EDPM, the premier rubber formulation for UV exposure. Not sure about color yet.
 
There isn’t enough information yet to set a hard price, but it looks like the MAXIMUM cost would be $800 per boat, and it could be as little as half that, plus UPS domestic ground shipping.
 
The process would look like this:  If we get enough interest, I’ll trim a bit off my insert and give to the engineers so they can finalize the design of an extrusion die.  They then run off a prototype piece and I would test it for fit on my boat.  If all is good, a 50% deposit would hold a place in the production run.
 
If there is sufficient interest, we could have material in hand in 3 weeks.
 
At this point we have gone as far as we can go without having a read if there is enough interest in going further, so if this is something you’d want to participate in, or if you just have questions, drop an e-mail to greatketch@...

Karen Smith,
Bill Kinney
SM Harmonie #160
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Re: through hull forard head

Randall
 

Hello Bill,

Yes that is the culprit. But the shaft seems to move. But nothing drains. I haven't heard of the shaft separating from the ball, but stranger things have happened. My next thing to try is to see if I can run a stick into the drain hole from outside. having to change out that valve will be a nasty job.

Thanks Bill see you one day in the sunny Caribe.
Randall

On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 6:19 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
You should be able to remove the handle, then turn with an appropriate size wrench. The stud that the not is screwed onto is flat on 2 sides. Below is a photo of the valve in the front head on a 54.
image.png

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 10:59 AM Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:
Has anyone had a 90 degree shut off valve fail to turn. The handle turns but nothing flows. I hope I have a clog/blockage near the shutoff. But it may be the pin from the handle to the ball have separated. for now I will just do pump outs, but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I don't know how anything could plug this but you never know what is in there.
Randall
A54 #56

Re: through hull forard head

 

Here is a photo of the aft black water valve:
image.png
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On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 11:19 AM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
You should be able to remove the handle, then turn with an appropriate size wrench. The stud that the not is screwed onto is flat on 2 sides. Below is a photo of the valve in the front head on a 54.
image.png

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar
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On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 10:59 AM Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:
Has anyone had a 90 degree shut off valve fail to turn. The handle turns but nothing flows. I hope I have a clog/blockage near the shutoff. But it may be the pin from the handle to the ball have separated. for now I will just do pump outs, but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I don't know how anything could plug this but you never know what is in there.
Randall
A54 #56

Re: through hull forard head

 

You should be able to remove the handle, then turn with an appropriate size wrench. The stud that the not is screwed onto is flat on 2 sides. Below is a photo of the valve in the front head on a 54.
image.png

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar
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On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 10:59 AM Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:
Has anyone had a 90 degree shut off valve fail to turn. The handle turns but nothing flows. I hope I have a clog/blockage near the shutoff. But it may be the pin from the handle to the ball have separated. for now I will just do pump outs, but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I don't know how anything could plug this but you never know what is in there.
Randall
A54 #56

through hull forard head

Randall
 

Has anyone had a 90 degree shut off valve fail to turn. The handle turns but nothing flows. I hope I have a clog/blockage near the shutoff. But it may be the pin from the handle to the ball have separated. for now I will just do pump outs, but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I don't know how anything could plug this but you never know what is in there.
Randall
A54 #56

Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Mike Ondra
 

With all the talk about rubrail replacement, I am curious as to why?

Ours certainly is chalky, but I wonder if there is a treatment to remove a thin layer of the material down to a “new” surface. Or apply a “permanent” coating on top of the chalky surface.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io
Sent: Thursday, March 5, 2020 7:30 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

 

Karen, I certainly want to replace my rub rail , having it produced and available in the US. without shipping from France ,would make it much cheaper and more available for boats located on this side of the pond , keep me posted .

Thanks,

Pat

SM Shenanigans

-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 3, 2020 4:24 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Hey group,

 

We have done a little digging into the possibility of US based production options for the rub rail inserts. Seems a good option instead of shipping relatively inexpensive, yet bulky and heavy material across the ocean.

Companies doing custom, short-run rubber extrusions are pretty common in the industry. We contacted a local manufacturer who specializes in things like rub rails for inflatable boats to see if they could produce the Amel rub rail insert in low quantity and at reasonable cost. 

 

The basic answer is, yes they can. They have seen a dimensioned drawing of the insert, and confirmed that they can make it without technical difficulty. It would be made of EDPM, the premier rubber formulation for UV exposure. Not sure about color yet.

 

There isn’t enough information yet to set a hard price, but it looks like the MAXIMUM cost would be $800 per boat, and it could be as little as half that, plus UPS domestic ground shipping.

 

The process would look like this:  If we get enough interest, I’ll trim a bit off my insert and give to the engineers so they can finalize the design of an extrusion die.  They then run off a prototype piece and I would test it for fit on my boat.  If all is good, a 50% deposit would hold a place in the production run.

 

If there is sufficient interest, we could have material in hand in 3 weeks.

 

At this point we have gone as far as we can go without having a read if there is enough interest in going further, so if this is something you’d want to participate in, or if you just have questions, drop an e-mail to greatketch@...

Karen Smith,
Bill Kinney
SM Harmonie #160
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Re: tb/custom broker BRISBANE/COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA/AYOGF

PENELOPE CONNOR
 

Hi Teun,
We are all getting older, hope you do get sorted. 
Best Regards 

Barry and Penny Connor
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Le Marin anchorage,  Martinique 


On Mar 4, 2020, at 22:41, Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:



Hi Penny & Bob,

 

Greatly appreciate your help. I will try to get in touch with Bob WALLACE as my exchange with:

 

Ryan Knaggs

 

Wallace International

130 Riverside Place

Morningside QLD 4170

PO BOX 678 Bulimba QLD 4171

Ph: +61 7 3212 7233

 

was fruitless. I am not sure but believe that Ian MACKENZIE (the broker in my marina/yard who referred me to WALLACE International) told me that Bob retired recently?

 

Completely agree with your “You can do free clearance for personal  boat in transit, pleasure craft.

 

Will let you know how it worked out. Thanks again for the help.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

March 4, 2020 19:41:02

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of PENELOPE CONNOR via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 17:26
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] tb/custom broker BRISBANE/COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA/AYOGF

 

Hi Teun,

I have just got back online after crossing and see you are wanting to get some bits for boat in transit in Queensland.

Ask to speak to “Bob Wallace” at Wallace International in Bris. If he does not look after you let me know, I will call him!  Bob knows all about imports into QLD for everything, he started the business in the 70’s. You can do free clearance for personal  boat in transit, pleasure craft.

Best Regards 

 

Barry and Penny Connor

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Le MARIN anchorage. Martinique 

 



On Mar 4, 2020, at 13:55, Teun BAAS <teun@...> wrote:



Hi Alan,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Agree that NEW CALEDONIA is NO problem at all. I sailed for about 18 months around NC (still own a mooring there 😊); during 2018 had a bunch of AMEL parts come in and even imported a complete new VOLVO D3 engine w/o the slightest problem. Even in VANUATU things went flawless when I imported parts from USA, all new sails from TURKEY as well as the OCTender from NEW ZEALAND, But, so far, AUSTRALIA is a complete different experience.

 

The frustrating part is that the AUSTRALIAN authorities (ABF) agree with the YACHT IN TRANSIT concept but I have yet to find a custom broker experienced with this procedure.

 

On another topic, but still related, if any foreign owned boat considers selling or even have the boat listed for sale (on the internet or overseas) when calling or sailing in AUSTRALIAN waters you will have to pay the import duty REGARDLESS if the boat will ultimately be sold to another non AUSTRALIAN and/or leaves AUSTRALIAN waters; and AUSTRALIA reinforces this vigorously and have officers checking websites for any boats for sale. ABF will ask you several times, when they come on board during clearance, if you plan to sell the vessel; this is also one of the reasons they want you to report the position of the boat every 3 months. I had heard this from other sailors in NEW CAL as well as in VANUATU and although I have no intention of selling AMELIT it was reconfirmed when a fellow A54 owner intended to sail to AUSTRALIA and sell his A54. We were planning to buddy boat to AUSTRALIA until I suggested him to verify this information; he did and then changed his destination to NEW ZEALAND.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

March 4, 2020 10:50:04

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Alan Leslie via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 22:42
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] tb/custom broker BRISBANE/COOMERA QLD AUSTRALIA/AYOGF

 

Hi Teun,

I can't help you with Customs Broker in Brisbane, but I would think that pretty much any customs broker would be able to do it for you.

Just FYI, in New Caledonia, when you arrive and  clear customs (they never come to the boat) in Port Moselle, you complete the customs declaration and the Capitainnerie fax off the form to Customs and if you don't hear anything within a few hours then you are cleared in. If you want to get your imported items for the boat in duty and tax free, you need to ask the Capitainnerie to ask customs to send back an IFT number...they never send it without being asked...and often you need to ask a few times.....basically its the customs form you filled in with their reference number on it. Presenting that form to Fedex, DHL or whoever will ensure you don't pay tax or duty on items imported for the yacht in transit.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Solution: NavPilot Furuno 511 - Amel 54

 

Stephan,

If it had salt on the base, seawater was passing through the rudder post packing. The packing nut probably needs to be tightened...normally, 1/6th of a turn will do the job, but I have seen as much as 1/2 turn.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 7:04 AM Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:

Dear Ameliens,

I found the problem/ solution for this:

„error reports on the autopilot (NAVpilot Furuno 511).
the motor for the steering is „to hot“; 
- a problem with the ruder angle
- „jumping“ rudder angle numbers (without moving the rudder/wheel).“

It is/ was the RUDDER REFERENCE UNIT.
Completely salted. You see it only if you dissasamble it completely.
Take a look at the pictures and you know what to do.
After cleaning, contact spray and corrosionX it works fine again.

 
May be somebody needs this information/ pictures sometime :-).

Best regards
Stefan
AMEL 54 N°119 LADY CHARLYETTE, currently Guadeloupe


Re: Solution: NavPilot Furuno 511 - Amel 54

Porter McRoberts
 

Excellent information Stefan and appreciated!
Thank you
Porter
A54-152 IBIS. 


On Mar 5, 2020, at 8:04 AM, Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:



Dear Ameliens,

I found the problem/ solution for this:

„error reports on the autopilot (NAVpilot Furuno 511).
the motor for the steering is „to hot“; 
- a problem with the ruder angle
- „jumping“ rudder angle numbers (without moving the rudder/wheel).“

It is/ was the RUDDER REFERENCE UNIT.
Completely salted. You see it only if you dissasamble it completely.
Take a look at the pictures and you know what to do.
After cleaning, contact spray and corrosionX it works fine again.

 
May be somebody needs this information/ pictures sometime :-).

Best regards
Stefan
AMEL 54 N°119 LADY CHARLYETTE, currently Guadeloupe

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Solution: NavPilot Furuno 511 - Amel 54

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear Ameliens,

I found the problem/ solution for this:

„error reports on the autopilot (NAVpilot Furuno 511).
the motor for the steering is „to hot“; 
- a problem with the ruder angle
- „jumping“ rudder angle numbers (without moving the rudder/wheel).“

It is/ was the RUDDER REFERENCE UNIT.
Completely salted. You see it only if you dissasamble it completely.
Take a look at the pictures and you know what to do.
After cleaning, contact spray and corrosionX it works fine again.

 
May be somebody needs this information/ pictures sometime :-).

Best regards
Stefan
AMEL 54 N°119 LADY CHARLYETTE, currently Guadeloupe


Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Patrick McAneny
 

Karen, I certainly want to replace my rub rail , having it produced and available in the US. without shipping from France ,would make it much cheaper and more available for boats located on this side of the pond , keep me posted .
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Mar 3, 2020 4:24 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Hey group,
 
We have done a little digging into the possibility of US based production options for the rub rail inserts. Seems a good option instead of shipping relatively inexpensive, yet bulky and heavy material across the ocean.

Companies doing custom, short-run rubber extrusions are pretty common in the industry. We contacted a local manufacturer who specializes in things like rub rails for inflatable boats to see if they could produce the Amel rub rail insert in low quantity and at reasonable cost. 
 
The basic answer is, yes they can. They have seen a dimensioned drawing of the insert, and confirmed that they can make it without technical difficulty. It would be made of EDPM, the premier rubber formulation for UV exposure. Not sure about color yet.
 
There isn’t enough information yet to set a hard price, but it looks like the MAXIMUM cost would be $800 per boat, and it could be as little as half that, plus UPS domestic ground shipping.
 
The process would look like this:  If we get enough interest, I’ll trim a bit off my insert and give to the engineers so they can finalize the design of an extrusion die.  They then run off a prototype piece and I would test it for fit on my boat.  If all is good, a 50% deposit would hold a place in the production run.
 
If there is sufficient interest, we could have material in hand in 3 weeks.
 
At this point we have gone as far as we can go without having a read if there is enough interest in going further, so if this is something you’d want to participate in, or if you just have questions, drop an e-mail to greatketch@...

Karen Smith,
Bill Kinney
SM Harmonie #160
Fort Lauderdale, FL