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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: tb/AMEL SCHOOL/

Teun BAAS <teunbaas@...>
 

Hi Alan,

 

I expect to be ready mid-April and will go on a shake down to VANUATU with another member of the forum.

 

Best Regards Teun

Mar 05, 2018   18:00:48

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2018 6:35 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: tb/AMEL SCHOOL/

 

 

Great news Teun,

Bill is probably the most practical experienced Amel sailor around, no apologies.

I met Kaj and Amelit in Tahiti in 2014 and we both sailed separately to Fiji and then on to New Caledonia, and New Zealand, meeting up at odd places on the way.

We are in New Zealand planning to head to Fiji in May.

What are your plans?

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437 


Re: Conversations going direct to email

Alan Grayson
 

Thanks but thats where they were going
Alan


Bearings removal & refitting tips.

Craig Briggs
 

In the "many ways to skin a cat" department, try heating the bearing and putting the shaft in the freezer for refitting.
Cheers, Craig SN#68 Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., <simms@...> wrote :

Hi Pat,

heating in an oven does work, both for removing and refitting bearings.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 04 March 2018 at 01:59 "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Duane, I had decided to leave the old race in, but I just used a torch on it , maybe I will put it in the oven. It seems the race would expand as well as the casing for 0 net effect. However the aluminum would expand faster as it conducts heat better than steel.

Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Mar 2, 2018 5:28 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main Sail Furler

 
Pat,

I did heat it in an oven, and it then came out very easily.  I pried / scraped somewhat gently from the hole in the body for the winch socket and it took very little to get it out.  It needs to be as hot as your oven will go though.

Duane
 
 

 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Mystery line

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Den,

In your original email you said, "There is one piece of rope that I can't find a use for. Can anyone shed some light on it?"

You included no further explanation, or photo. I know every line that came with your boat, but I cannot extend my vision from where I am to your boat.😀

Send me a photo of the line to Bill"at"AmelSchool.com and I will return the email with not only what I believe your line is, but a complete list of all lines for the 54.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 6:36 AM, delborn@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Thanks Bill, but what is it?


Den and Julie
Aventura
Amel 54 - 113




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Re: Mystery line

Denis Elborn
 

Thanks Bill, but what is it?

Den and Julie
Aventura
Amel 54 - 113


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: tb/AMEL SCHOOL/

Alan Leslie
 

Great news Teun,
Bill is probably the most practical experienced Amel sailor around, no apologies.
I met Kaj and Amelit in Tahiti in 2014 and we both sailed separately to Fiji and then on to New Caledonia, and New Zealand, meeting up at odd places on the way.
We are in New Zealand planning to head to Fiji in May.
What are your plans?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries

Denis Elborn
 

Thanks Marcel,

That is a AGM battery, what did you have to change in your charging system to use them?

Den and Julie
Aventura
Amel 54 - 113


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Reya water pump UK dealer

Barry Connor
 

HI Paul,
Just before Christmas my water pumped stopped and I needed to put 2 new brushes in. I had these on the boat. As I wanted to replace my spares I searched and could only find them for sale on Bay from a seller in HK. I ordered 10 as they only sold in quantity of 10.
I have these now and I am on my way back to my boat in Sicily. I would be happy to send you a few if that would help or you can look on Ebay for " 10 x carbon Brush for Generic Electric Motor size 6.5 x 11.5 x 25mm".
I have 5 packs with 2 in each pack, I will never be able to use them but as I said I had to buy 10. Price was a whopping just under US$5 for 10 packs including postage.
Let me know as I am leaving UK in 2 days, easier to post from UK than Sicily.
Best Regards

 Barry and Penny Connor
"Lady Penelope II'
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa Sicily.


On Saturday, March 3, 2018 3:54 PM, "sharongbrown@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi,
I am looking for a UK dealer who can supply me with brushes for my Reya water pump. Any info most appreciated.
Paul
Ya Fohi, Amel 54 #98




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Conversations going direct to email

Mark Erdos
 

Check your spam.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Guadeloupe

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:19 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Conversations going direct to email

 

 

Hi, i have been following the group for over a year now and these conversations have always turned up in my email but  just recently that has stopped. I would love to have them back, maybe the admin person can help.

Regards

Alan Grayson

Future Amel owner


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Conversations going direct to email

Mark Erdos
 

Check your spam.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Guadeloupe

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:19 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Conversations going direct to email

 

 

Hi, i have been following the group for over a year now and these conversations have always turned up in my email but  just recently that has stopped. I would love to have them back, maybe the admin person can help.

Regards

Alan Grayson

Future Amel owner


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main Sail Furler

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Pat,

heating in an oven does work, both for removing and refitting bearings.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 04 March 2018 at 01:59 "Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Duane, I had decided to leave the old race in, but I just used a torch on it , maybe I will put it in the oven. It seems the race would expand as well as the casing for 0 net effect. However the aluminum would expand faster as it conducts heat better than steel.

Thanks,
Pat


-----Original Message-----
From: sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Fri, Mar 2, 2018 5:28 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main Sail Furler

 
Pat,

I did heat it in an oven, and it then came out very easily.  I pried / scraped somewhat gently from the hole in the body for the winch socket and it took very little to get it out.  It needs to be as hot as your oven will go though.

Duane
 
 

 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries [1 Attachment]

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Marcel;
 
Can you please let me know the Effecta model number of the batteries you used. We too need to change batteries this season. Did you have to make any modifications to make the batteries work or were they a direct drop in.
 
Respectfully;
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099
 



From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2018 12:45 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries [1 Attachment]

 

Hi Den and Julie,

I found a battery in Germany at the same size with the original battery and with 120 AH instead of 110 , I installed the Effecta battery two years ago and I'm really satisfied
My boat is at the moment in Preveza Greece , I have also solar panel 440w with a victron regulator
 
Marcel Krauth
Amel 54 Ganesha 173

On 03/03/2018 23:15, delborn@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Hi everyone, I need to replace my batteries. As it's important to find an exact fit has anyone sourced them in Croatia. It seems difficult to even find the manufacturer - is it Delphi?


Den and Julie

Aventura

Amel 54 - 113



Re: Amel owner saying goodbye

oldreils@...
 

I'm selling my bristol Amel Meltem. It is in the Med. Fully equipped for blue water - all systems in excellent shape due to major refits in 2000 and 2015. Paste this access code in your browser for details on Google Drive.


I can be reached at   bill@...

Bill Reilly


Conversations going direct to email

Alan Grayson
 

Hi, i have been following the group for over a year now and these conversations have always turned up in my email but  just recently that has stopped. I would love to have them back, maybe the admin person can help.

Regards

Alan Grayson

Future Amel owner


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Extra halyard???

Duane Siegfri
 

Olivier,

Thank you so much for the  very clear explanation.  We do have the orange stormsail.  It appears to have never been used.  I'm going to get it out and put it up to see if all the gear is ready to go.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: Mizzen balloner

Ian Park
 

Sounds like you're trying to fly it dead downwind. It is for sailing off the wind up to around 90 degrees off the beam. It works on my Santorin with the main and genny, but sometimes I ditch the mizzen if it gets back winded.

Ian

Ocean Hobo


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: tb/AMEL SCHOOL/

Teun BAAS <teunbaas@...>
 

Hi Alan,

 

Thank you. Yeah – she is a great boat. She has basically (except for 3 or 4 days in 2016) not sailed for almost 28 months and that hasn’t done her much good.

I have been on board here in NEW CALEDONIA now for almost 11 weeks, of which 2 ½ weeks with another AMEL forum member,  and am still not finished. I guess another 4 to 5 weeks before I am ready to go but then she will be returned virtually to 100% AMEL spec except the SPECTRA water maker.

Having Bill ROUSE (for almost 2 weeks) on board has been a tremendous help. I am not saying this to be nice; I am Dutch and we are painfully direct but it is amazing on how many things he was able to direct & inform the local mechanics & technicians. We made massive progress while he was here and that was the reason I extended his original stay with another 5 days.

 

I am really looking forward taking AMELIT out and letting her finally out of the barn.

 

Best Regards Teun

Mar 04, 2018   20:28:56

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2018 7:46 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: tb/AMEL SCHOOL/

 

 

Congratulations Teun on your purchase.

Amelit is a great boat.

Cheers

Alan

Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries

Marcel Krauth <marcel.krauth@...>
 

Hi Den and Julie,

I found a battery in Germany at the same size with the original battery and with 120 AH instead of 110 , I installed the Effecta battery two years ago and I'm really satisfied
My boat is at the moment in Preveza Greece , I have also solar panel 440w with a victron regulator
 
Marcel Krauth
Amel 54 Ganesha 173

On 03/03/2018 23:15, delborn@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
 

Hi everyone, I need to replace my batteries. As it's important to find an exact fit has anyone sourced them in Croatia. It seems difficult to even find the manufacturer - is it Delphi?


Den and Julie

Aventura

Amel 54 - 113



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mystery line

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Yes. 😀

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzen balloner

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Den,

It works, and you need some hands-on help. 

But, the best advice I can give you is have a sailmaker put that sail in a sock, and only use the sail when the wind is between 90 and 120 degrees.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


On Sun, Mar 4, 2018 at 9:28 AM, delborn@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Although we have owned Aventura for a couple of seasons I  got the mizzen staysail out of the bag for the first time last season. Probably never used by the previous owner as it seemed brand new.

Mt question is how is the best way to fly it. If I have it on the leeward side of the main then the main becomes useless, cannot let it out enough, and if I fly it to windward of the main the tack rope is too short, the main sheet is fouled. Obviously I can lengthen the tack rope but I agree with Bill that Amel get pretty well everything right so what am I doing wrong?


Den and Julie

Aventura

Amel 54 - 113




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