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Re: VHF Cable Replacement

Scott SV Tengah
 

Tom, I just got PL-259 connectors. 

PL-259 to connect to the antenna - RG8x in between -  PL-259 to connect to the VHF. 

I didn't hear great things about the screw on PL259 connectors, so I got the solder type. Get a few as you may screw up during your learning process. It's not difficult but you want to do it right. After I screwed on the PL-259 at the antenna, you will want to waterproof it.

The original Amel setup includes a junction at the base of the mast, inside the boat. That way, you can easily disconnect the coax if you want to remove your mast. I skipped that and if I need to remove my mast, I can cut the coax and add the junction later. For now, I avoid a junction and two more PL259 connectors. 

Hope that makes sense and helps.


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 4:50 PM Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:
Hi Scott,

I have a SM and am replacing the VHF antenna. I bought a 5215, no cable. Can you give me specific info on what adapter you used? Does the adapter than hook up to RG-8X at the top? Or does the adapter come with sealed RG-8X that runs down to the base of the mast? I’m mostly concerned about minimizing connections at the top of the mast.

Thanks,
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


On Dec 13, 2020, at 12:44 AM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

I did the same. New RG-8X from new Shakespeare antenna all the way to the nav station. The original Amel way is to have a junction at the base of the mast, presumably so you can remove the mast without having to take out the antenna wire. If I ever need to remove the mast, I'll cut the coax and put the junction on.  Earlier I couldn't communicate with the admiral in a dinghy 300 meters away and now we can hear USCG broadcasts up to 200nm offshore. 

Connection at the antenna was taped with self-amalgamating rubber tape and then covered with 3M electrical tape. I even zip tied the electrical tape for good measure.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


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Re: Communication Service Clients AMEL / Communication about AMEL Customer service

Aras Grinius
 

From my visit in 2015 to LaRochelle, they said all files related to Sharki were destroyed by the fire.  Maramu's are pretty darn close to the same thing and most parts are interchangeable.
Aras


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 12:07 PM CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Did the Sharki get erased completely, or was there never a brochure?

Bill

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


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:28 AM Aras Grinius <aras.grinius@...> wrote:
It's the end of an era.   At least the Amel Group is still around.  Hopefully we can gather all documentation before the end of support.

Aras
Sharki #163 1988

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Club Amel <sav@...>
Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:24 AM
Subject: Communication Service Clients AMEL / Communication about AMEL Customer service
To: Aras Grinius <aras.grinius@...>


Cher propriétaire, Dear owner, L’ensemble de notre équipe a eu le plaisir de vous accompagner et de vous suivre dans votre expérience AMEL à travers les mers. Our team had the pleasure to follow you and to support you in your AMEL experience across t
bannière newsletter phase 1
Cher Propriétaire,
Dear owner,

L’ensemble de notre équipe a eu le plaisir de vous accompagner et de vous suivre dans votre expérience AMEL à travers les mers.
Our team had the pleasure to follow you and to support you in your AMEL experience across the seas.

Mais c’est avec regret que nous vous informons qu’à compter du 1er janvier 2022, les Chantiers AMEL ne seront plus en mesure d’assurer l’assistance technique de ses bateaux les plus anciens. Sont concernés les modèles suivants :

Fango, Sharki, Mango, Meltem, Garbi, Euros 39, Euros 41, Kirk, et tous les autres modèles antérieurs à 1970.

But we regretfully have to inform you that as January 1, 2022, the AMEL Yard will no longer be able to provide technical assistance to its oldest boats. The following models are concerned:

Fango, Sharki, Mango, Meltem, Garbi, Euros 39, Euros 41, Kirk,
And former models before 1970
.


En effet, aujourd’hui, les pièces spécifiques AMEL de votre bateau ne sont plus disponibles au chantier et il nous est, de surcroît, impossible d’en fabriquer à l’identique, n’ayant plus l’outillage correspondant.
In fact, today, the specific AMEL parts for your boat are no longer available in our company and it’s impossible for us to manufacture them identically, since we no longer have the necessary tools.

Cependant, la plupart des réparations de votre bateau peuvent toujours être réalisées et prises en charge par des chantiers indépendants et une grande partie des pièces d’accastillage ou autres sont disponibles chez un grand nombre de shipchandlers.
However, most repairs to your boat can still be managed by independent boatyards and a lot of the hardware and other parts are available from many shipchandlers.

Nous vous invitons donc, dès janvier 2022, à vous adresser directement auprès de ces professionnels pour toute demande de support technique et non plus auprès de notre Service Client AMEL.
Consequently, from January 2022, we recommend you to contact these professionals directly for any support request, instead of the AMEL Customer Service.

Par ailleurs, nous avons mis en ligne l’ensemble des brochures concernant ces voiliers. Vous pourrez y accéder en cliquant sur le lien suivant :
We have posted all the brochures concerning these sailboats online. You can access the file by clicking on the following link:

Dossier brochures gamme voiliers AMEL

AMEL sailboat brochures folder

Nous restons à votre disposition jusqu’à la fin de l’année 2021 pour toute question à ce sujet, par email à l’adresse suivante : sav@....
We remain at your disposal until the end of 2021 for any question on this subject, by email at the following address: sav@...


Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension et vous souhaitons de continuer à vivre de belles navigations sur votre voilier AMEL.
We thank you for your understanding and wish you to continue to experience beautiful sailings on your AMEL boat.

Bien sincèrement,
Sincerely,
Emmanuel Poujeade
Directeur général
General manager
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8 rue Joseph Cugnot - CS 80015
17183 Périgny cedex - France

© 2021 AMEL


--
Aras Grinius



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Aras Grinius


Re: Communication Service Clients AMEL / Communication about AMEL Customer service

 

Did the Sharki get erased completely, or was there never a brochure?

Bill

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


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:28 AM Aras Grinius <aras.grinius@...> wrote:
It's the end of an era.   At least the Amel Group is still around.  Hopefully we can gather all documentation before the end of support.

Aras
Sharki #163 1988

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Club Amel <sav@...>
Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:24 AM
Subject: Communication Service Clients AMEL / Communication about AMEL Customer service
To: Aras Grinius <aras.grinius@...>


Cher propriétaire, Dear owner, L’ensemble de notre équipe a eu le plaisir de vous accompagner et de vous suivre dans votre expérience AMEL à travers les mers. Our team had the pleasure to follow you and to support you in your AMEL experience across t
bannière newsletter phase 1
Cher Propriétaire,
Dear owner,

L’ensemble de notre équipe a eu le plaisir de vous accompagner et de vous suivre dans votre expérience AMEL à travers les mers.
Our team had the pleasure to follow you and to support you in your AMEL experience across the seas.

Mais c’est avec regret que nous vous informons qu’à compter du 1er janvier 2022, les Chantiers AMEL ne seront plus en mesure d’assurer l’assistance technique de ses bateaux les plus anciens. Sont concernés les modèles suivants :

Fango, Sharki, Mango, Meltem, Garbi, Euros 39, Euros 41, Kirk, et tous les autres modèles antérieurs à 1970.

But we regretfully have to inform you that as January 1, 2022, the AMEL Yard will no longer be able to provide technical assistance to its oldest boats. The following models are concerned:

Fango, Sharki, Mango, Meltem, Garbi, Euros 39, Euros 41, Kirk,
And former models before 1970
.


En effet, aujourd’hui, les pièces spécifiques AMEL de votre bateau ne sont plus disponibles au chantier et il nous est, de surcroît, impossible d’en fabriquer à l’identique, n’ayant plus l’outillage correspondant.
In fact, today, the specific AMEL parts for your boat are no longer available in our company and it’s impossible for us to manufacture them identically, since we no longer have the necessary tools.

Cependant, la plupart des réparations de votre bateau peuvent toujours être réalisées et prises en charge par des chantiers indépendants et une grande partie des pièces d’accastillage ou autres sont disponibles chez un grand nombre de shipchandlers.
However, most repairs to your boat can still be managed by independent boatyards and a lot of the hardware and other parts are available from many shipchandlers.

Nous vous invitons donc, dès janvier 2022, à vous adresser directement auprès de ces professionnels pour toute demande de support technique et non plus auprès de notre Service Client AMEL.
Consequently, from January 2022, we recommend you to contact these professionals directly for any support request, instead of the AMEL Customer Service.

Par ailleurs, nous avons mis en ligne l’ensemble des brochures concernant ces voiliers. Vous pourrez y accéder en cliquant sur le lien suivant :
We have posted all the brochures concerning these sailboats online. You can access the file by clicking on the following link:

Dossier brochures gamme voiliers AMEL

AMEL sailboat brochures folder

Nous restons à votre disposition jusqu’à la fin de l’année 2021 pour toute question à ce sujet, par email à l’adresse suivante : sav@....
We remain at your disposal until the end of 2021 for any question on this subject, by email at the following address: sav@...


Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension et vous souhaitons de continuer à vivre de belles navigations sur votre voilier AMEL.
We thank you for your understanding and wish you to continue to experience beautiful sailings on your AMEL boat.

Bien sincèrement,
Sincerely,
Emmanuel Poujeade
Directeur général
General manager
logo_1
facebook instagram youtube 
Se désabonner | Gestion de l’abonnement

CHANTIERS AMEL S.A.
8 rue Joseph Cugnot - CS 80015
17183 Périgny cedex - France

© 2021 AMEL


--
Aras Grinius


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Locker

Craig Briggs
 

Mold in the chain locker is perhaps a bit of a "chicken-egg" conundrum - vent the locker and don't get mold in the first place. If there is mold, get rid of it and vent to prevent it from forming again.

No need to reconcile yourself to having a sealed "mold holding tank" as your chain locker.

Btw, we periodically "hired" a cruising family's child (7-9 year-olds work well) who fit into the chain locker and could scrub every corner. Also, if you're replacing rotted bow locker floors, that's the ideal time to remediate any old mold and add a vent.
--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Locker

Mark Garver
 

Bill,

Thank you so much for that, my wife has a super sniffer and things like bleach and other smells impact her for days. You just saved me a boat project and an unhappy wife!

Best,

Mark and Jennifer Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM#105
Gloucester Point, VA

On Mar 12, 2021, at 10:23 AM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

I want to issue a small and maybe insignificant warning about venting the chain locker inside the boat.

Judy and I were aboard someone else's SM several years ago who was venting his chain locker into the boat. Judy is very sensitive to respiratory issues. She had a serious reaction to the mold that was being vented out of the chain locker and into the boat. I know this is fairly rare, but if you or someone aboard has ever had a reaction to airborne mold spores, please do not do this. It took a long time to clear this up.

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


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:12 AM Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Another option for keeping the chain locker vented - louvered cover. Switch back to original solid one when passage making.
Inexpensively done by local cabinet maker.
<ChainLockerLouveredDoor3.jpg><ChainLockerLouveredDoor2.jpg><ChainLockerLouveredDoor1.jpg>
--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL




Re: VHF Cable Replacement

Mark McGovern
 

Mark,

I replaced both at the same time.  I couldn't tell you if it "needed" to be changed out or not since I do not have the equipment to measure signal loss, but since I was upgrading the in-mast cable to much lower loss LMR-400-UF cable it just seemed counterproductive to leave the very high loss RG-58 cable in place.  I was running an NMEA 2000 backbone cable from the main mast to the nav station and new radar cable from the Mizzen to the nav station at the same time so I had the whole thing opened up anyway.  Actually still have it all opened up.

Mark

--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: VHF Cable Replacement

Mark McGovern
 

Tom,

I just replaced my VHF and AIS antennas as well with the Shakespeare 5215.  The 5215 has a SO-239 connector on it.  That is a female connector so your cable will need the corresponding male connector called a PL-259 connector.  Your VHF Radio most likely has the same SO-239 connector on it so the other end of your cable will likely also need a PL-259 connector.

Mark
  
--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Communication Service Clients AMEL / Communication about AMEL Customer service

Aras Grinius
 

It's the end of an era.   At least the Amel Group is still around.  Hopefully we can gather all documentation before the end of support.

Aras
Sharki #163 1988

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Club Amel <sav@...>
Date: Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:24 AM
Subject: Communication Service Clients AMEL / Communication about AMEL Customer service
To: Aras Grinius <aras.grinius@...>


Cher propriétaire, Dear owner, L’ensemble de notre équipe a eu le plaisir de vous accompagner et de vous suivre dans votre expérience AMEL à travers les mers. Our team had the pleasure to follow you and to support you in your AMEL experience across t
bannière newsletter phase 1
Cher Propriétaire,
Dear owner,

L’ensemble de notre équipe a eu le plaisir de vous accompagner et de vous suivre dans votre expérience AMEL à travers les mers.
Our team had the pleasure to follow you and to support you in your AMEL experience across the seas.

Mais c’est avec regret que nous vous informons qu’à compter du 1er janvier 2022, les Chantiers AMEL ne seront plus en mesure d’assurer l’assistance technique de ses bateaux les plus anciens. Sont concernés les modèles suivants :

Fango, Sharki, Mango, Meltem, Garbi, Euros 39, Euros 41, Kirk, et tous les autres modèles antérieurs à 1970.

But we regretfully have to inform you that as January 1, 2022, the AMEL Yard will no longer be able to provide technical assistance to its oldest boats. The following models are concerned:

Fango, Sharki, Mango, Meltem, Garbi, Euros 39, Euros 41, Kirk,
And former models before 1970
.


En effet, aujourd’hui, les pièces spécifiques AMEL de votre bateau ne sont plus disponibles au chantier et il nous est, de surcroît, impossible d’en fabriquer à l’identique, n’ayant plus l’outillage correspondant.
In fact, today, the specific AMEL parts for your boat are no longer available in our company and it’s impossible for us to manufacture them identically, since we no longer have the necessary tools.

Cependant, la plupart des réparations de votre bateau peuvent toujours être réalisées et prises en charge par des chantiers indépendants et une grande partie des pièces d’accastillage ou autres sont disponibles chez un grand nombre de shipchandlers.
However, most repairs to your boat can still be managed by independent boatyards and a lot of the hardware and other parts are available from many shipchandlers.

Nous vous invitons donc, dès janvier 2022, à vous adresser directement auprès de ces professionnels pour toute demande de support technique et non plus auprès de notre Service Client AMEL.
Consequently, from January 2022, we recommend you to contact these professionals directly for any support request, instead of the AMEL Customer Service.

Par ailleurs, nous avons mis en ligne l’ensemble des brochures concernant ces voiliers. Vous pourrez y accéder en cliquant sur le lien suivant :
We have posted all the brochures concerning these sailboats online. You can access the file by clicking on the following link:

Dossier brochures gamme voiliers AMEL

AMEL sailboat brochures folder

Nous restons à votre disposition jusqu’à la fin de l’année 2021 pour toute question à ce sujet, par email à l’adresse suivante : sav@....
We remain at your disposal until the end of 2021 for any question on this subject, by email at the following address: sav@...


Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension et vous souhaitons de continuer à vivre de belles navigations sur votre voilier AMEL.
We thank you for your understanding and wish you to continue to experience beautiful sailings on your AMEL boat.

Bien sincèrement,
Sincerely,
Emmanuel Poujeade
Directeur général
General manager
logo_1
facebook instagram youtube 
Se désabonner | Gestion de l’abonnement

CHANTIERS AMEL S.A.
8 rue Joseph Cugnot - CS 80015
17183 Périgny cedex - France

© 2021 AMEL


--
Aras Grinius


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Locker

 

I want to issue a small and maybe insignificant warning about venting the chain locker inside the boat.

Judy and I were aboard someone else's SM several years ago who was venting his chain locker into the boat. Judy is very sensitive to respiratory issues. She had a serious reaction to the mold that was being vented out of the chain locker and into the boat. I know this is fairly rare, but if you or someone aboard has ever had a reaction to airborne mold spores, please do not do this. It took a long time to clear this up.

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


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 10:12 AM Craig Briggs via groups.io <sangaris=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Another option for keeping the chain locker vented - louvered cover. Switch back to original solid one when passage making.
Inexpensively done by local cabinet maker.

--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Anchor Locker

Craig Briggs
 

Another option for keeping the chain locker vented - louvered cover. Switch back to original solid one when passage making.
Inexpensively done by local cabinet maker.

--
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Re: Main sheet tackle broken catch

 

apologies, I meant to send the last email privately to Matti Lohikoski

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


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 9:52 AM Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Matti,

Here is a page from my Amel Book which shows where you can get one and an alternative one piece which will probably never break.

Oh, and you can get the printed book here: https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/amel-book.html
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 8:51 AM Matti Lohikoski <matti.lohikoski@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
when Olivier did the survey of Borador he noticed the "Main sheet tackle broken catch" was broken.
It seems to be a very difficult part to get and Amel does not have it.
Can anyone help with the size of the boom groove or the catch dimensions.
I would love to have it machined here in Finland rather than doing it with a disc grinder at site.




Matti Lohikoski SM#398


Re: Main sheet tackle broken catch

 

Matti,

Here is a page from my Amel Book which shows where you can get one and an alternative one piece which will probably never break.

Oh, and you can get the printed book here: https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/amel-book.html
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 8:51 AM Matti Lohikoski <matti.lohikoski@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
when Olivier did the survey of Borador he noticed the "Main sheet tackle broken catch" was broken.
It seems to be a very difficult part to get and Amel does not have it.
Can anyone help with the size of the boom groove or the catch dimensions.
I would love to have it machined here in Finland rather than doing it with a disc grinder at site.




Matti Lohikoski SM#398


Re: VHF Cable Replacement

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi Scott,

I have a SM and am replacing the VHF antenna. I bought a 5215, no cable. Can you give me specific info on what adapter you used? Does the adapter than hook up to RG-8X at the top? Or does the adapter come with sealed RG-8X that runs down to the base of the mast? I’m mostly concerned about minimizing connections at the top of the mast.

Thanks,
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


On Dec 13, 2020, at 12:44 AM, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:

I did the same. New RG-8X from new Shakespeare antenna all the way to the nav station. The original Amel way is to have a junction at the base of the mast, presumably so you can remove the mast without having to take out the antenna wire. If I ever need to remove the mast, I'll cut the coax and put the junction on.  Earlier I couldn't communicate with the admiral in a dinghy 300 meters away and now we can hear USCG broadcasts up to 200nm offshore. 

Connection at the antenna was taped with self-amalgamating rubber tape and then covered with 3M electrical tape. I even zip tied the electrical tape for good measure.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


Main sheet tackle broken catch

Matti Lohikoski
 

Dear Amelians,
when Olivier did the survey of Borador he noticed the "Main sheet tackle broken catch" was broken.
It seems to be a very difficult part to get and Amel does not have it.
Can anyone help with the size of the boom groove or the catch dimensions.
I would love to have it machined here in Finland rather than doing it with a disc grinder at site.




Matti Lohikoski SM#398


Re: replacement relais for sidepower bowthruster on an 54

 

Martin,

I am not sure that Lior's seal information is complete. Amel installs neoprene seals externally and internally on this bow thruster's lower unit 60mm tube. Here is a page from my Amel Book which illustrates the seals that Amel SAV will ship you for your bow thruster.

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


On Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 5:42 AM Martin Birkhoff <mbirkhoff@...> wrote:

Dear Bill, dear Lior,

thank you for pic and information! 

Martin

Mago del Sur 54#40


Re: Jib sheet traveller - resource for new spiral springs or rubber buffers

Martin Birkhoff
 

Dear Arno, Roque, Steve,

thanks for your helpful information.

Martin
Mago del Sur 54#40


Re: What is this?

Martin Birkhoff
 

Hi Ulrich, hi Ian,

this is an helpful information. One of the next to dos on my list is changing membranes!
Many thanks

Martin
Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: replacement relais for sidepower bowthruster on an 54

Martin Birkhoff
 

Dear Bill, dear Lior,

thank you for pic and information! 

Martin

Mago del Sur 54#40

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