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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing boat marking/name

Derick Gates
 

Like John Hayes, I found that a little solvent was useful after peeling off the old letters.  I used ethanol to good effect (on the glue residue, not me).  Without using the solvent I found that dirt and other things got stuck to the glue residue.

Derick Gates
SM2K#400
Brava
Currently in Le Marin, Martinique

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] outboard weight limit on stern pulpit

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Ciao Giovanni,

Sì, siamo nella Compagnia della Vela a San Giorgio Maggiore da un mese.  E-mail: svperegrinus    
@
yahoo
.
com

Peregrinus
SM2K N. 350
Venice, Italy

Water Heater Hose Size on SM

karkauai
 

Hi All, and Happy Holidays!

I'm going to add a mixing valve to my 40L Quick Nautic Boiler B3 as described in earlier posts.  I used some reinforced vinyl tubing as a temporary fix and want to replace it with hi-temp hoses.  Does anyone know what size they are on the SM?  I'm thinking 7/8 or 1 inch ID, but don't want to buy the wrong thing.

Also, does anyone know the thread size on the input and output pipes on the Quick B3 Boiler?  I've asked Quick but haven't heard back from them yet.

Thanks,
Kent
SM243
Kristy
I'm home for the holidays, Kristy's at Shelter Bay Marina in Panama.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing boat marking/name

JOHN HAYES
 

Hi all

I am in the process of changing the name of my yacht from Baracca to Nga Waka 

Baracca was a vinyl lettering on metal boom and stern fibreglass 

I used a heat gun on low heat and a plastic scraper. Once started finger nails enabled me to peel the letters off. 

Turps and meths got rid of the residual sticky adhesive 

Merry Xmas to all

John Hayes


On 18/12/2016, at 8:59 AM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Alex, it wasn't me.  The paint underneath your lettering will not be sun-bleached like the surrounding paint.  I chose to remove the old decal lettering with a razor blade, and used rubbing compound before applying the new decal lettering.  Then waxed over the whole transom.  There was a very light "ghost" of the old lettering remaining which disappeared over the next 2 years.  I'm guessing the only way to get rid of that ghost is to repaint the transom.

I'd recommend that you try a razor blade first whether your old lettering is paint or decal.  Chemical strippers would probably damage the underlying paint as well.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Dec 17, 2016, at 2:12 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 



Good afternoon,

Not really an Amel related question, but on my Amel…

I am changing the “Port of Call” of the vessel, so need to remove the old lettering,
Any advice? What product to use? I think Kent recently mentioned something, but can't find it...

Thanks in advance!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing boat marking/name

karkauai
 

Hi Alex, it wasn't me.  The paint underneath your lettering will not be sun-bleached like the surrounding paint.  I chose to remove the old decal lettering with a razor blade, and used rubbing compound before applying the new decal lettering.  Then waxed over the whole transom.  There was a very light "ghost" of the old lettering remaining which disappeared over the next 2 years.  I'm guessing the only way to get rid of that ghost is to repaint the transom.

I'd recommend that you try a razor blade first whether your old lettering is paint or decal.  Chemical strippers would probably damage the underlying paint as well.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Dec 17, 2016, at 2:12 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 



Good afternoon,

Not really an Amel related question, but on my Amel…

I am changing the “Port of Call” of the vessel, so need to remove the old lettering,
Any advice? What product to use? I think Kent recently mentioned something, but can't find it...

Thanks in advance!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing boat marking/name

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

If you have vinyl letters rather than paint, you should try a heat gun. Not too hot to burn the gelcoat.  The gelcoat under the letters will appear a different color because the vinyl has blocked the UV. Clean, compound, and polish before applying me letters.

This worked for me and hope it works for you.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Dec 17, 2016 3:12 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 



Good afternoon,

Not really an Amel related question, but on my Amel…

I am changing the “Port of Call” of the vessel, so need to remove the old lettering,
Any advice? What product to use? I think Kent recently mentioned something, but can't find it...

Thanks in advance!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing boat marking/name

Mark Erdos
 

Alexandre,

 

If the lettering is vinyl, you should be able to peel it off using a single edge razor to get a corner started. Wetting it as you peel will help.

 

If it is painted on, oven cleaner will safely remove paint from fiberglass.

 

Don’t fret about any “shadow” discoloring when the lettering is off. The sun will take care of that for you.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2016 2:13 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Removing boat marking/name

 

 



Good afternoon,

Not really an Amel related question, but on my Amel…

I am changing the “Port of Call” of the vessel, so need to remove the old lettering,
Any advice? What product to use? I think Kent recently mentioned something, but can't find it...

Thanks in advance!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI

[Amel Yacht Owners] Removing boat marking/name

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

Not really an Amel related question, but on my Amel…

I am changing the “Port of Call” of the vessel, so need to remove the old lettering,
Any advice? What product to use? I think Kent recently mentioned something, but can't find it...

Thanks in advance!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] upwind sail recommendation

Mark Erdos
 

Thanks Bill and Mark. I will ask Santa if he’ll put some under our tree, next year.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:24 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] upwind sail recommendation

 

 

Mark,

Ours were from Qsails also.

And ditto everything Mark Pitt said. There are several other SM owners that report the same.

Tahsin Oge ships his sails worldwide and is the loft for Hood Sails. At one time he also made North Sails, but no longer does business with them.

I believe that you can get a quote from them at Qsails"at"qsails.com

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

 

On Dec 17, 2016 2:15 PM, "Mark Pitt mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Mark,

I had a set built by QSails in Izmir, Turkey earlier this year.  They are built from Hyrdanet, with Spectra webbings, Sunbrella UV protection, the Amel logo, and a foam luff pad, delivered to my boat in Kas, Turkey for 10,830 euros.  The quality is excellent and Emrah Oge was a pleasure to work with.

Mark Pitt

Sabbatical III, ASM #419, Carloforte, Italy

 

On 12/17/2016 12:58 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

How much is a set of sails?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay

 

 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] upwind sail recommendation

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

Ours were from Qsails also.

And ditto everything Mark Pitt said. There are several other SM owners that report the same.

Tahsin Oge ships his sails worldwide and is the loft for Hood Sails. At one time he also made North Sails, but no longer does business with them.

I believe that you can get a quote from them at Qsails"at"qsails.com

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Dec 17, 2016 2:15 PM, "Mark Pitt mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Mark,

I had a set built by QSails in Izmir, Turkey earlier this year.  They are built from Hyrdanet, with Spectra webbings, Sunbrella UV protection, the Amel logo, and a foam luff pad, delivered to my boat in Kas, Turkey for 10,830 euros.  The quality is excellent and Emrah Oge was a pleasure to work with.

Mark Pitt

Sabbatical III, ASM #419, Carloforte, Italy


On 12/17/2016 12:58 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

How much is a set of sails?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] outboard weight limit on stern pulpit

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Do you think Kent may have a long shaft outboard engine. If so, I do not believe it will fit

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Dec 17, 2016 1:53 PM, "Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Sorry Alexandre I don't have a photo and it may be some months before I have the motor back in there. When we bought the boat it had a 9.9 hp Mercury 4 stroke. That fitted as well. If I remember correctly its leg may have been a bit shorter
Perhaps as Kent suggested Yamaha has different leg lengths. I fold some toweling to put in the recess to protect the gel coat in case the toe makes contact. To fit  it in the handle has to be extended. As it goes down I swing the bottom outwards to enter the handle under the deck, then as it goes down swing it back in so the toe enters the recess. I drop the clamps over the board  and tighten them. The clamps don't go down fully and I do them very tight to ensure load doesn't go from the toe into the recess. For the first time ever, last time I did it the lid made contact with the top of the motor and I had to make a slight adjustment so obviously its a close fit.
Cheers
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl



From: "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, 18 December 2016 1:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] outboard weight limit on stern pulpit

 
Good morning Danny,
When you get the chance, could you please send a picture!
I also have the Yamaha Endure 15 HP (2 cycle) and I didn’t manage to make it fit vertically… So I lay mine down (which is fine by me)
I have the round recess in the floor.

Hope we get to meet! So many interesting setups on every boats!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI

--------------------------------------------
On Fri, 12/16/16, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] outboard weight limit on stern pulpit
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016, 5:25 PM


 









Hi
Kent,I
have the same motor as you and it does fit on the bracket
and the lid closes. As I said before, with a wriggle or two.
There is a round recess in the floor of the lazarette below
that bracket for the toe of the motor to sit in, you have
that?RegardsDannySM
299 Ocean Pearl



From: "Kent
Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]"
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

To:
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, 17
December 2016 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel
Yacht Owners] outboard weight limit on stern pulpit


 









I
occasionally drop my outboard (a 15HP Yamaha 2-stroke) over
the port rail or to put it in the aft lazarette.  Mine does
not fit on the bracket in the lazarette and allow the hatch
to close. It's easy to lift it up as far as it will go
to the boom, then lift the lower end over the rail.  I
still haven't put a block at the spreaders, I just run
it over the block at the end of the boom to the portside
winch on the mizzen, and usually just crank it by hand.  If
I ever get around to putting the block at the spreaders, I
envision lifting the boom with the same line once the
outboard reaches the boom. Any reason you couldn't do
that?

KentKristy
SM244






























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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] upwind sail recommendation

Mark Pitt
 

Hi Mark,

I had a set built by QSails in Izmir, Turkey earlier this year.  They are built from Hyrdanet, with Spectra webbings, Sunbrella UV protection, the Amel logo, and a foam luff pad, delivered to my boat in Kas, Turkey for 10,830 euros.  The quality is excellent and Emrah Oge was a pleasure to work with.

Mark Pitt

Sabbatical III, ASM #419, Carloforte, Italy


On 12/17/2016 12:58 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

How much is a set of sails?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] upwind sail recommondation

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Alex,
I suspect from your reference to a para sail you are actually asking for advice regarding a Down wind sail, that is one that is used when the wind is from behind. Is that correct?
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl



From: "Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: "amelyachtowners@..." Sent: Sunday, 18 December 2016 4:34 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] upwind sail recommondation

 
I need to replace my upwind sail and wabted to ask the forum for recommendations.
I tend to stay with the AMEL system as is on AMEL54. Can anyone of you share which sail he recommends to buy in this case.

Alternatives like parasail and others (what exactly?) Can you share your experience? Would you do the same change again? Thanks in advanced for your valuable advice.
Alex Ramseyer
AMEL54, n15, NOSTRESS
currently Stuart, FLA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] upwind sail recommendation

Mark Erdos
 

How much is a set of sails?

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay

 

 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] outboard weight limit on stern pulpit

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Sorry Alexandre I don't have a photo and it may be some months before I have the motor back in there. When we bought the boat it had a 9.9 hp Mercury 4 stroke. That fitted as well. If I remember correctly its leg may have been a bit shorter
Perhaps as Kent suggested Yamaha has different leg lengths. I fold some toweling to put in the recess to protect the gel coat in case the toe makes contact. To fit  it in the handle has to be extended. As it goes down I swing the bottom outwards to enter the handle under the deck, then as it goes down swing it back in so the toe enters the recess. I drop the clamps over the board  and tighten them. The clamps don't go down fully and I do them very tight to ensure load doesn't go from the toe into the recess. For the first time ever, last time I did it the lid made contact with the top of the motor and I had to make a slight adjustment so obviously its a close fit.
Cheers
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl



From: "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, 18 December 2016 1:09 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] outboard weight limit on stern pulpit

 
Good morning Danny,
When you get the chance, could you please send a picture!
I also have the Yamaha Endure 15 HP (2 cycle) and I didn’t manage to make it fit vertically… So I lay mine down (which is fine by me)
I have the round recess in the floor.

Hope we get to meet! So many interesting setups on every boats!

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI

--------------------------------------------
On Fri, 12/16/16, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] outboard weight limit on stern pulpit
To: "amelyachtowners@..."
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016, 5:25 PM


 









Hi
Kent,I
have the same motor as you and it does fit on the bracket
and the lid closes. As I said before, with a wriggle or two.
There is a round recess in the floor of the lazarette below
that bracket for the toe of the motor to sit in, you have
that?RegardsDannySM
299 Ocean Pearl



From: "Kent
Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]"


To:
amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Saturday, 17
December 2016 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel
Yacht Owners] outboard weight limit on stern pulpit


 









I
occasionally drop my outboard (a 15HP Yamaha 2-stroke) over
the port rail or to put it in the aft lazarette.  Mine does
not fit on the bracket in the lazarette and allow the hatch
to close. It's easy to lift it up as far as it will go
to the boom, then lift the lower end over the rail.  I
still haven't put a block at the spreaders, I just run
it over the block at the end of the boom to the portside
winch on the mizzen, and usually just crank it by hand.  If
I ever get around to putting the block at the spreaders, I
envision lifting the boom with the same line once the
outboard reaches the boom. Any reason you couldn't do
that?

KentKristy
SM244






























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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Illustration of the Onan Exhaust Elbow Replacement

Mark Pitt
 

Hi All,

I bought an Onan elbow and gasket from jackssmallengines.com for less just 10 days ago:

Part#

155326102 MIXER ELBOW 1 $407.98
A028X874 Gasket Exh Out Conn 2 $7.16

These are special orders but they still manage to usually ship within a week. I have dealt with them before and have had no problems.

Mark Pitt, currently in USA
Sabbatical III, ASM #419, currently in Carloforte, Italy

On 12/17/2016 7:16 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:
My pleasure Vladimir and Derick,

I am glad this can help the group!
As time goes I will make more of these!

I purchase mine from Onan when I was in San Juan Puerto Rico
http://nikimat.com/spare_parts_ONAN_MDKAL_B_Specs_12_volt.html
The cost was $475 plus tax. It is item: PN 155-3261-02 (E086)
You also need the Exhaust Gasket PN 185-6853: at $7.50 (I bought a few)
I also purchase spare bolt and upon Bill recommendation changed the 8 mm Washer locks (not purchased from Onan).

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery replacment in the U.S.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Alex,

The system that allow you to measure how many amps you are using, have used, or are charging.
On the SM2K we have the Link 10, not sure on yours.

I was thinking about your batteries, as I just ordered some, you might be better of buying in Florida even if there is a few weeks delay.
I think http://dcbattery.com sells the Sonnenschein, might not be in stock.

Sincerely, Alexandre


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On Sat, 12/17/16, Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery replacment in the U.S.
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016, 9:30 AM


 









Alexandre, thanks for your information. I'm not
sure what you mean with "link 10". I'm new to
the boat. Thanks for your help.Alex





On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:49 PM,
"Ben Driver/YAHOO @JoeDoakes
[amelyachtowners]"
<amelyachtowners@...> wrote:



 









Thanks for picture.  

Ben DriverLa Bella
VitaSM #347
Sent from my
iPad
On Dec 14,
2016, at 9:11 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
















 






There is also a photo
at the Amel Group: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/1761183126/lightbox/349193119?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/349193119
That photo is not BeBe, but it
matches our layout 
Bill BeBe
387
On Wed,
Dec 14, 2016 at 1:11 AM, Ben Driver/YAHOO @JoeDoakes
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 









Bill I
would like a photo of layout as I am replacing 6v golf cart
batteries former owner  installed. Also it Would be
wonderful to have a pic of inside of battery compartment
lid.  Previous owner installed 6v golf cart batteries which
were taller and required removal of 2x4 wood members.  I
would like to reconstruct to factory spec. 

Ben DriverLa Bella
VitaSM #347
Sent from my
iPad
On
Dec 13, 2016, at 11:54 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse'
yahoogroups@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com> wrote:
















 






Alex,
I am 99% sure that your Amel 54 has a battery
box with the same dimensions as a Super Maramu battery box.
Your Amel came with what is referred to as GP31 or Group 31
batteries. There were most likely 1 starting battery and 12
house batteries. They were either lead acid sealed Freedom
style batteries or calcium acid seal Freedom style
batteries. They were either 105 or 110 amps each.
This will fit and are available in the US.
Let me know if you would like a photo of the layout.
Bill Rouse

BeBe Amel 53 #387

Sent from my tablet

+1832-380-4970 USA Voice
Mail

On Dec 13, 2016 11:02 AM,
"Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@...
[amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com> wrote:















 











I’m trying
to find a housing battery replacement for my existing
Sonnenschein 6V 200AH,
AGM’s

Their
dimension is 24,5x,24,5X19cm (9,65x9,65x7,5 inches). Exide
Technologies (Sonnenschein) don’t sell that model in the
U.S., so I can’t replace 1:+1.

Talking to
a local battery store here in Stuart, they said that all
U.S. sold batteries have
different dimensions. They suggest  to
go for
a model with slightly bigger dimensions, but unfortunately
they are to big for my
compartment and my current battery configuration. (4 blocks
serial connection
4x6V = 24V, total of 16 batteries).


Can any of you confirm that it won't be
possible to find a battery in the dimension I need in the
U.S.? Appreciate
any advice on how to deal with this situation.
Alex RamseyerAMEL54 no15, NO STRESScurrently Stuart, FLA




























































































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] upwind sail recommondation

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

We replaced our Genoa and all of our sails with a hydranet triradial cut sail made by a well established sail loft in Izmir Turkey. They ship world wide...several other owners have used the same.

Incidences now makes sails for Amel. In addition to France they have a loft in Martinique. I believe they are good quality and well priced, but I have no direct experience with them.

The only really bad sails I have seen on an Amel came from Lee Sails, Hong Kong. I assume they make good sails also, but this particular set on a SM was terrible in all respects.

Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail


On Dec 17, 2016 11:34 AM, "Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I need to replace my upwind sail and wabted to ask the forum for recommendations.
I tend to stay with the AMEL system as is on AMEL54. Can anyone of you share which sail he recommends to buy in this case.

Alternatives like parasail and others (what exactly?) Can you share your experience? Would you do the same change again? Thanks in advanced for your valuable advice.
Alex Ramseyer
AMEL54, n15, NOSTRESS
currently Stuart, FLA


upwind sail recommondation

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

I need to replace my upwind sail and wabted to ask the forum for recommendations.
I tend to stay with the AMEL system as is on AMEL54. Can anyone of you share which sail he recommends to buy in this case.

Alternatives like parasail and others (what exactly?) Can you share your experience? Would you do the same change again? Thanks in advanced for your valuable advice.
Alex Ramseyer
AMEL54, n15, NOSTRESS
currently Stuart, FLA

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Battery replacment in the U.S.

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Alexandre, thanks for your information. I'm not sure what you mean with "link 10". I'm new to the boat. Thanks for your help.
Alex


On Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:49 PM, "Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Thanks for picture.  

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Dec 14, 2016, at 9:11 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 
There is also a photo at the Amel Group: 

That photo is not BeBe, but it matches our layout 

Bill 
BeBe 387

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 1:11 AM, Ben Driver/YAHOO joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Bill 
I would like a photo of layout as I am replacing 6v golf cart batteries former owner  installed. Also it Would be wonderful to have a pic of inside of battery compartment lid.  Previous owner installed 6v golf cart batteries which were taller and required removal of 2x4 wood members.  I would like to reconstruct to factory spec. 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Dec 13, 2016, at 11:54 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com> wrote:

 
Alex,
I am 99% sure that your Amel 54 has a battery box with the same dimensions as a Super Maramu battery box. Your Amel came with what is referred to as GP31 or Group 31 batteries. There were most likely 1 starting battery and 12 house batteries. They were either lead acid sealed Freedom style batteries or calcium acid seal Freedom style batteries. They were either 105 or 110 amps each.
This will fit and are available in the US. Let me know if you would like a photo of the layout.
Bill Rouse
BeBe Amel 53 #387
Sent from my tablet
+1832-380-4970 USA Voice Mail

On Dec 13, 2016 11:02 AM, "Alex Ramseyer alexramseyer@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com> wrote:
 
I’m trying to find a housing battery replacement for my existing Sonnenschein 6V 200AH, AGM’s
Their dimension is 24,5x,24,5X19cm (9,65x9,65x7,5 inches). Exide Technologies (Sonnenschein) don’t sell that model in the U.S., so I can’t replace 1:+1.
Talking to a local battery store here in Stuart, they said that all U.S. sold batteries have different dimensions. They suggest  to go for a model with slightly bigger dimensions, but unfortunately they are to big for my compartment and my current battery configuration. (4 blocks serial connection 4x6V = 24V, total of 16 batteries).
Can any of you confirm that it won't be possible to find a battery in the dimension I need in the U.S.? Appreciate any advice on how to deal with this situation.
Alex Ramseyer
AMEL54 no15, NO STRESS
currently Stuart, FLA