Date   

Event: Inside Tips - "How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel" - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube - Saturday, 10 April 2021 #cal-invite

main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Calendar <noreply@...>
 

Inside Tips - "How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel" - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube

When:
Saturday, 10 April 2021
20:00 to 21:00
(UTC+00:00) Etc/GMT

Where:
Internet Worldwide at 2000 hours UTC

Organizer: Bill Rouse brouse@... 8323804970

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:

All,

 

It is my true pleasure to announce our next ZOOM meeting for 10 April at 2000 UTC.

 

The Subject of this meeting is “How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel." Included will be tips from one of the world's most experienced Amel brokers, Joel Potter.

 

I asked Joel Potter to place some of his Amel knowledge and his love of the brand aside for this ZOOM meeting. I asked Joel to use his experience to help you understand how to best work with a yacht broker as a Buyer and as a Seller. I also asked him to provide you with some inside information and tips on how to work with any broker. I do not think that you will find this “inside information” and tips anywhere.

 

If you own an Amel, someday you will be selling her and a few tips can be worth thousands. If you plan on buying an Amel, chances are you will hear advice that will be “priceless.”

 

Joel Potter began his Amel selling career 40 years ago in 1981. Since that time and up to the present Joel has sold Amel yachts, almost exclusively. In 2015, Joel retired from selling new Amel boats after nearly 35 years of being Amels exclusive representative for all of North America in order to concentrate on selling preowned Amel boats.   

 

Joel has sold some Amels multiple times, first when they were new and up to 6 times as resales. Without a doubt, Joel knows Amels and he is one of the few brokers in the world that I recommend. Joel is amazingly linked to Amel and one of Amel’s biggest supporters. Joel has also personally owned two Super Maramus and an Amel 54.

The zoom link is: 

 

Amel Yacht Owners' Group April Gathering: 

Time: Apr 10, 2021 20:00 GMT

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://epfl.zoom.us/j/83328154757?pwd=NFRVOXNuRTI0ZTY4d09HOEZHVjFoZz09

 

Meeting ID: 833 2815 4757

Passcode: 550827

 

 

And the YouTube link is: https://youtu.be/AiFLSZQGaIM


Re: oil-struts opening windows cockpit Am54

Porter McRoberts
 

Jeroen 
I have spent a good bit of time trying to find replacements. The best solution for me has been ordering from Amel. 


Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152
WhatsApp:+1 754 265 2206
Www.fouribis.net

On Mar 18, 2021, at 5:39 AM, Jeroen Jeltes <fidelis@...> wrote:



ref AM54 : 

Hi all Amaliens, the oil-pressure-struts  which open the cocpit windows have lost their oil.

Can anybody help me with advice :

can they be refurbished and refilled, and can i do this myself ?

if i need to order them for replacement,   what would be the length, stroke, and pressure?

Jeroen Jeltes.   sv Fidelis.
Am54 2009 bno 118 .


oil-struts opening windows cockpit Am54

Jeroen Jeltes
 

ref AM54 : 

Hi all Amaliens, the oil-pressure-struts  which open the cocpit windows have lost their oil.

Can anybody help me with advice :

can they be refurbished and refilled, and can i do this myself ?

if i need to order them for replacement,   what would be the length, stroke, and pressure?

Jeroen Jeltes.   sv Fidelis.
Am54 2009 bno 118 .


Re: Galley sink drain

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Nick,
Now I get it...interesting idea...
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: New engine install photos

Bill Kinney
 

Eric,

Shiny!  
Pretty!  

May you have many thousands of happy, and reliable, miles with it.

Bill Kinney
S/V Harmonie
Hollywood, Florida, USA


Re: Galley sink drain

Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal <svrascal@...>
 

Alan

Apologies for the late response.

I hope there help, let me know if there is anything else that might help

Nick
SV Rascal
SM 404
Antigua


Sent from ProtonMail Mobile


On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 4:21 AM, Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Thanks Nick,

Could you post some photos, I don;t quite understand how your system works.

Thanks
Alan
Elyse SM437  



Re: Bonding and Solar Power System

Alan Leslie
 

Just my tuppence worth.....
Under the salt water, the RF (SSB) ground and the bonding to the zincs are electrically connected through the salt water.
I can't see it would make any difference which one you connected it to.
I can't see that in the event of a lightning strike or near strike, either will protect you.
None of our instrument "ground" connections are connected to anything.
The bonding is for corrosion protection for the metal parts in the boat that are in contact with sea water.
The RF (SSB) "ground" is the ground plane counter balance for the SSB antenna during SSB transmission.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437 


New engine install photos

eric freedman
 

Hi Marc,

Here are some photos.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:58 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Hi Mark,

Thank you,

I am using the same setup that was on my old Yanmar. I just had to take off the serpentine belt and change the pulleys to accommodate a V belt. Since the alternator that came with the new engine was not an isolated ground and I did not want to use it as I have a spare from the old engine.

I also swapped the senders from the old engine to the new engine. Amazingly when I plugged in the harnesses, it all worked.

Amazing !!

Fair Winds

Eric

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Mark Pitt
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:10 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Hi Eric,

   In case you need a new tensioning bracket for this alternator and engine, I found that the Balmar Belt Buddy w/Universal Adjustment Arm fits and works fine. I just had to "invert" it and move the tensioning hardware to the other side of the bracket.  I bought mine on amazon but all major ships chandlers sell it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Wickford, Rhode Island USA

On 3/16/2021 8:46 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Mark,

Thank You for the photo.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 9:26 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Eric,

Here's a pic I found of my Leece-Neville alternator mounting feet on my Yanmar 4JH3-HTE:



I can't tell you if it is correct or not but this is the way it was when I bought the boat in 2017.

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


Re: Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

eric freedman
 

Hi Mark,

Thank you,

I am using the same setup that was on my old Yanmar. I just had to take off the serpentine belt and change the pulleys to accommodate a V belt. Since the alternator that came with the new engine was not an isolated ground and I did not want to use it as I have a spare from the old engine.

I also swapped the senders from the old engine to the new engine. Amazingly when I plugged in the harnesses, it all worked.

Amazing !!

Fair Winds

Eric

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io On Behalf Of Mark Pitt
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 8:10 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Hi Eric,

   In case you need a new tensioning bracket for this alternator and engine, I found that the Balmar Belt Buddy w/Universal Adjustment Arm fits and works fine. I just had to "invert" it and move the tensioning hardware to the other side of the bracket.  I bought mine on amazon but all major ships chandlers sell it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Wickford, Rhode Island USA

On 3/16/2021 8:46 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Mark,

Thank You for the photo.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 9:26 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Eric,

Here's a pic I found of my Leece-Neville alternator mounting feet on my Yanmar 4JH3-HTE:



I can't tell you if it is correct or not but this is the way it was when I bought the boat in 2017.

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


Re: Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

Mark Pitt
 

Hi Eric,

   In case you need a new tensioning bracket for this alternator and engine, I found that the Balmar Belt Buddy w/Universal Adjustment Arm fits and works fine. I just had to "invert" it and move the tensioning hardware to the other side of the bracket.  I bought mine on amazon but all major ships chandlers sell it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Wickford, Rhode Island USA

On 3/16/2021 8:46 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Mark,

Thank You for the photo.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 9:26 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Eric,

Here's a pic I found of my Leece-Neville alternator mounting feet on my Yanmar 4JH3-HTE:



I can't tell you if it is correct or not but this is the way it was when I bought the boat in 2017.

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


Re: Bonding and Solar Power System

 

The vessel does not have an RF Found other than the SSB Ground. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021, 6:33 PM Adam Body <adamgcbody@...> wrote:
Hi Bill, the Raymarine AIS installation manual states: The AIS700 includes a dedicated grounding point to reduce potential damage caused by near
lightning strikes. The Grounding point should be connected to your vessel’s RF ground. Do NOT connect to any point
that is connected to your vessel’s 0V Negative battery terminal.
The VHF has the same recommendation.
So, in your  opinion, is it better to ground these instruments to the RF (SSB), or to the galvanic bond system?

As always, thank you for your input
--
Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994


Re: Bonding and Solar Power System

Adam Body
 

Hi Bill, the Raymarine AIS installation manual states: The AIS700 includes a dedicated grounding point to reduce potential damage caused by near
lightning strikes. The Grounding point should be connected to your vessel’s RF ground. Do NOT connect to any point
that is connected to your vessel’s 0V Negative battery terminal.
The VHF has the same recommendation.
So, in your  opinion, is it better to ground these instruments to the RF (SSB), or to the galvanic bond system?

As always, thank you for your input
--
Adam Body "Flora"   SM128 Annee 1994


Re: Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

eric freedman
 

Hi Mark,

Thank You for the photo.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Mark McGovern
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2021 9:26 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Eric,

Here's a pic I found of my Leece-Neville alternator mounting feet on my Yanmar 4JH3-HTE:



I can't tell you if it is correct or not but this is the way it was when I bought the boat in 2017.

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


Re: Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

eric freedman
 

Hi Steve,

Thank you for the photos.

Would it be possible to take a photo from the lower inboard side of the alternator.

I need to see where they placed the spacers of the feet of the alternator bolts.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Steve Bell s/y Dusk SM378 via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 7:24 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

 

Hi Eric. Mounting on my Leece Neville .
regards
steve
Dusk sm378.


Re: Washing machine Amel 54, how to remove

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hello Everybody 

I found the solution myself and happy the share it with the forum for those who are scratching their head like me ;-)

Access is possible from the portside front cabin, removing a plywood panel. 

Regards and happy sailing

Ruedi 

WASABI A-54#55

Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of SY WASABI <rudolf@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Dienstag, 16. März 2021 um 13:25
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: [AmelYachtOwners] Washing machine Amel 54, how to remove

Dear Amelians

The Bosch Washing machine on WASABI is dripping the fuse and I want to remove or replace it.
I tried to pull it out but something is holding it at the back where I have no access. I searched the forum but was not able to find a solution. I can imaging that there are some fixing points with (screws) at the back but I can not get access by hand. Maybe the top part of the Bosch machine can be removed separately to get better access to the back. 

Before I do it with more force and potentially damaging something, I like to ask these wonderful forum for some advice. Does anyone has experience by removing the washer and what is the trick if there is one.

Thanks a lot for any advice and best regards
Ruedi & Sabina Waldispuehl 
WASABI, AMEL 54 #55 

Currently in Almerimar


Washing machine Amel 54, how to remove

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Dear Amelians

The Bosch Washing machine on WASABI is dripping the fuse and I want to remove or replace it.
I tried to pull it out but something is holding it at the back where I have no access. I searched the forum but was not able to find a solution. I can imaging that there are some fixing points with (screws) at the back but I can not get access by hand. Maybe the top part of the Bosch machine can be removed separately to get better access to the back. 

Before I do it with more force and potentially damaging something, I like to ask these wonderful forum for some advice. Does anyone has experience by removing the washer and what is the trick if there is one.

Thanks a lot for any advice and best regards
Ruedi & Sabina Waldispuehl 
WASABI, AMEL 54 #55 

Currently in Almerimar


Re: Electronic technician to Repair Onan PCBs

Stefan Jeukendrup
 

Bill,

The use of  "chips" programmed with internal software (also called firmware) is wide spread these days.
Security fuses inside these microcontrollers dictate wether a third party can read the "firmware" with a programming  tool.
Or not...and that is a very attractive way for a company to control the market.....

Microcontrollers and their embedded firmware are normally very reliable (lightning strikes excluded)
In my experience  most failures on a PCB have to do with the periferals that connect the microcontroller to the outside world: drivers, control lines, protection devices and power supplies.
One can often roughly tell what the function of a "chip" is just by looking at its number, then download its datasheet on the internet and measure if it works correctly.

Avaiable for help, I hope this information is usefull in some way.

 
Stefan


Re: Mounting of the 175 amp alternator on a Yanmar

Steve Bell s/y Dusk SM378
 

Hi Eric. Mounting on my Leece Neville .
regards
steve
Dusk sm378.


Re: Electronic technician to Repair Onan PCBs

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

Bill,
Back in August, while running system checks, I discovered my Onan wasn't working, and the PCB board was the cause.
After a worldwide search, and the explanation (by Onan) that their supplier had gone out of business, the PCB board was unavailable from them. They were trying to get a new company to provide them.
I found one from a company called Arkansas Valley Diesel. It was a few hundred more, but it got me up and running. They had a dozen more in stock.
Strangely enough, in late January, a PCB board appeared in a package shipped from Onan. They had never deleted my order. 
I returned it. It's uncertain as to whether they have a new company producing the board, or one turned up, and with my "engine down" order still on their parts ordering system, they sent it to me.
Perhaps Onan has a new company producing the PCB board. The person I spoke to when the engine down order proved fruitless said they hoped to have the boards available within 9 months. It was about 5 or 6 months after ordering it originally that I got one. 
If they're available, It certainly would be more timely to get a new one then have to send the old one out for a repair.
Best Regards,
Jeff 
Spirit 54 #14 Shinnecock,NY


Re: 24v Raymarine Linear Drive Clutch Opperation by NAC-3

Bill Kinney
 

Installing a 24 to 12 volt convertor for this is like using a sledgehammer to kill a fly. It WILL work, but is  an insanely complex and expensive solution to a REALLY simple problem.  I am a very big fan of Victron equipment, but it really is not the right answer for this problem.

A relay is a bit better, but still much more complex a system than needed.

All you need is a resistor.  Measure the resistance of the clutch coil, and install a resistor in series with it that is as close as you can to match it.  If it costs more than $1 you are overpaying.

Ohm wrote the law. Take half the voltage drop across the resistor and half across the coil. 100% reliable. Just chose the right resistance and power rating.

We have been sailing for 5 years with a B&G 24 volt clutch output feeding a raymarine drive just using a 25 Watt/30 Ohm resistor (over kill, but it was so cheap not worth fine tuning) in series to take half the voltage drop.  The clutch is happy, the drive computer is happy.  I am happy because the whole setup cost $0.89 and has no failure modes I can see.

Keep it simple.

2241 - 2260 of 59217