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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santa Marta

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

I have been in Santa Marta for 4 nights, and have not seen a problem.  One of the other boats that has been here for a few weeks complained that there cushions turned black and they had to wash them... They looked clean when we arrived for drinks!    I had read about the problem here at Santa Marta but I think the problem is overstated.  

Santa Marta Marina is a great place, and right now there are a lot of cruisers here.   And, there are three SM's on E dock.   One Jean Pierre just left for San Blas in his SM, and another JP arrived in his SM the same day.  HOW MANY Jean Pierre's own SM's?  I also bought my SM from Jean Pierre!

Ken aboard Aquarius!
Currently in Santa Marta
SM2K #262




On Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:13 PM, "Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hi Eric,

We are leaving Santa Marta on Thursday after a very pleasant 6 week stay. We have had almost no issues with the soot. Most of our stay has been light winds, and rarely from the direction of the port. With that said, everyone says the wind will be strong from the ENE starting in December, and I suspect the problem may be worse then. We have really enjoyed the stop here, and will miss the place. 

Regards,

Steve and Liz
Aloha SM 72

On Oct 31, 2017, at 20:08, eric kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi,
What is the soot situation like in the marina?
Fair winds,
Eric
SM 376 KImberlite

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 07:28 AM, flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

 




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] replacing Climma controls

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

Hello Alexandre,

The Micro Air switch/controller is now installed, but used the help of a good electrical/Aircon Guy to help do it.  Alone, I would have never got the switch to work.

I have not connected the heater function because needed a Triac switch, and I didn't have one.  Didn't know about the required switch until during installation.

The other thing I didn't know..  You have to use the old Run Cap for the Fan Motor.  The fan will not run with out it, and I believe it should go in series with the brown wire.  Yes, I believe the brown wire is connected to the end of the run cap, and the other end of the run cap is connected to the Micro Air control box.  This, I would have never known given the instructions.

Also, you have to use the Start Cap, and the Run Caps for the compressor.  But this is shown in the documentation.

The controller is working great, but have not figured out how to use the switch over wifi.  Very, Very Happy with the current set up now, and everything functioning good so far...  

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2K 262
sailingaquarius.com


On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 8:08 AM, "Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Ken,
Glad to hear you arrived at the same conclusion.  We must have been talking to these vendors at the same time.  I've opted not to get the soft-start as I don't think I have one now and it works fine.  I'm told the FX-2 can be configured with a delayed start, replacing the timer module in the existing system.  I look forward to hearing how it works out for you, but I'm going to place my order today on faith that it will work :)  There's a two-week lead time and winter is fast approaching up here.

Alexandre,
Thank you for the photos and diagrams!  I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your boat, and I'm very glad you're still active in this community.  Your posts have helped me invaluably as a new owner.

Ryan
SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 7:00 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Good morning Ryan,
Sorry about your problem…
I can not reply your question, but here is a link when I swap the air conditioning
http://nikimat.com/air_ conditioning_climma_marine_ compact_9_eh.html
Some parts might be of interest for you such as Part 3 and 4
I would also look at Part 12, 22, 23, 24, etc.
As they are similar, I took different pictures and illustrated better some parts than some other.
It will also familiarize you with what to expect, how it looks, etc.

Hope that help.
Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Tue, 9/26/17, Ryan Meador ryan.d.meador@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] replacing Climma controls
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups. com
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 4:55 PM


 









Hi all,One of the
mechanical Climma air conditioning control panels on my boat
is not fully functional, and apparently these panels are no
longer made.  After lengthy back and forth with
Veco/Climma, Coastal Climate Control, and Micro Air (all of
which have been a pleasure to work with thus far), it seems
the best path forward for me is to replace the entire
"brain" of the AC unit with the FX-2 from Micro
Air and the associated EasyTouch control panel.  This is
definitely overkill, but not significantly more difficult or
expensive than any of the other options, and nets a bunch of
new features (like dehumidify mode, day/time scheduling, and
WiFi remote control).  I'm going to replace the
controls on all 3 units so they're all consistent and I
can take full advantage of the new features.  I especially
think it will be valuable for heating over the cold Boston
winter.
Before I pull
the trigger, has anyone else done something like this?  Any
tips or tricks?
Thanks,RyanSM
233 IterationBoston, MA, USA








Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks for the info John!



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On Mon, 11/6/17, John Clark john.biohead@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017, 11:32 PM


 









Hi All,   I replaced both outhaul
and mainsail furler bonfig  gearboxes and did not have to
grind down either one.  Both were bolt on
replacement.
John
ClarkSV Annie SM 37
On Nov 6, 2017 6:24 PM,
"Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:















 









For information, I have 2 NEW Bonfiglioli for sale.


http://nikimat.com/parts_for_
sale/bonfiglioli_model_vf44_ p1_70_p63_b14_b370_1_
reduction.html



Preferably pick up in Sint Maarten, but can ship.



Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Mon, 11/6/17, Ian parkianj@gmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com> wrote:



Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox
Differences

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.
com

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017, 3:11 PM





 



















Just about to fit 2 new Bonfiglios. Grinding one

down to fit was easy as it is aluminium or something
very

similar. Then you need to paint it. I used an aluminium

etching primer and the two or three one part top coats.



Not anticipating an easy job with the Anderson
separation,

but I’ve got everyone’s notes to hand!







Ian







Ocean Hobo SN 96 (back in Grenada at last)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Illustration removal outhaul boom transmission shaft.

Ian Park
 

Alexandre
We will be around Antigua at the beginning of February to pick up friends who are visiting. So the earliest we would be able to cruise further north is after that. We were in St Martin 2 years ago when we were last on the boat. It was so sad to hear and see the destruction in such a lovely island.
When we do get there we will be in touch and very much hope you will be our first guest on board. We owe you more than a few drinks!
I will let you know the shaft diameter. There are so many similarities about the Santorin and SM that I am not sure how many parts were the same, for convenience of build - apart from the 12v motors throughout. 
I hope St Barts is recovering too, we very much enjoyed our time there and want to return.

Best wishes

Ian and Linda


On 6 Nov 2017, at 19:38, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Ian,

Sorry, I replied your previous post, then just saw this message!

Excellent for the illustration! Hope it helps!
When you remove the shaft, could you please measure its diameter?
I am "guessing" it is 16 mm on the Santorin and was 19 or 20 on my SM2K.

Very slowly there is a bit of progress in Sint Maarten, but people realize the tourist season they thought they would be ready for is not going to be as good.
On the paper you could see they were not happy 25 Cruise Ship had scheduled to go to St Thomas and here I think 2…

I would wait before coming.
They are a few boats anchored outside the bridge, but there is no marina to go to, and if there was a slip no power not electricity (at least for both the IGY).
Doesn’t look like Port de Plaisance has started any salvaging.
I am renting a car and will check Island Water World as well as Anse Marcel later this week.
For the Chandlery Island Water World has bee open for a while and I am sure Budget Marine is, I will check later this week.

Eric (on Kimberlite) needed fuel, so I inquired and was told the only fuel station accessible by boat is near the french bridge.

Don’t hesitate to ask me time to time how things are progressing!
I will fly to St Barth later this month.

Hope we meet!
I have never been on the Santorin and would love to have a tour!
Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Mon, 11/6/17, Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Illustration removal outhaul boom transmission shaft.
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017, 3:20 PM


 









Excellent timing Alexander. I am about to attack
this very project. My Santorin has Bonfiglios so I don’t
anticipate some of the issues by replacing like for like.

But thank you for the photos.



How are things generally in St Martin now? We would like to
come there again, but don’t know what the conditions are
like re local navigation, marinas and chandlers etc opening
up again.



Any advice most welcome



Best wishes



Ian



Ocean Hobo SN96









leech length on mizzen ballooner on 54

JEFFREY KRAUS
 

I'm getting a sock made for the mizzen ballooner, and need that length. Thanks.


Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Perkins M 4.154 repairs

Oliver Buhlert
 

Hi,

we had good experiences with the boatyard of the Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote. We took the boat in November 2016 out of the water to check it. They did the complete engine service -they are Yanmar service partner-  and we checked the complete underwater ship before crossing the Atlantic. I was supervising all of the works, and they were experienced. They have another German worker with a lot of experience with Amels. 

A good Rigger is during the ARC in Gran Canary. He flies in every year from England to check the Rigg. He is very experienced and did a great job in November 2016 on our boat. 

Oliver
SV JoEmi
SM 2000 No 397


Am 06.11.2017 um 10:06 schrieb 'smilesbernard@...' smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:


Hi there Christian

I am new to Amel ownership
I have a maramu #162 with a perkins M65 700 series from 2000 ish
In terms of engine removal - does the cockpit hard top come off to allow the engine to be lifted? 

Also as my boat is in the canaries too (lanzarote currently but soon to move to anagas) any info about good mechanics or riggers in the area would be very helpful.

From your last post  - you now suspect the fuel lift pump seal- is that correct? If so i will rder a spare seal for my lift pump

All the very best with the engine rebuild

Miles
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Sea cock & thru hulls [1 Attachment]

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

good dau to you

seacocks are glassed in, goes all the way up to the hexagonal nut on the valve; if the valve does not budge use an electric file sander (makita or other) to clean nut and use heavy wrench to unscrew.
seacocks are very good quality bronze.

fair winds
christian alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu 116 - Santa Cruz de Tenerife





Le ‎lundi‎ ‎6‎ ‎novembre‎ ‎2017‎ ‎21‎:‎15‎:‎05‎ ‎CET, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 
[Attachment(s) from smiles bernard included below]

Hi there
My maramu seems to have non marine ball valves fitted as seacocks

Whilst they look new I assume I should replace these with marelon or something equivalent

At the risk of asking a daft question . . These Amel Thru hulls are new to me. Is there a threaded section glassed into the through hull? If so is this metal or a plastic?
It'd be a great help to know before I attempt something stupid !

Many thanks in advance

Miles
Maramu #162



Re: Sea cock & thru hulls

carcodespam@icloud.com <no_reply@...>
 

Miles,

as seen in your image they are in good condition and you should not worry about it. Material is bronze which is the best choice for seawater. To buy spare parts look here:
https://www.svb.de/de/maestrini-kugelhahn-bronze.html


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences

John Clark
 

Hi All,
   I replaced both outhaul and mainsail furler bonfig  gearboxes and did not have to grind down either one.  Both were bolt on replacement.

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37

On Nov 6, 2017 6:24 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

For information, I have 2 NEW Bonfiglioli for sale.
http://nikimat.com/parts_for_sale/bonfiglioli_model_vf44_p1_70_p63_b14_b370_1_reduction.html

Preferably pick up in Sint Maarten, but can ship.

Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Mon, 11/6/17, Ian parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017, 3:11 PM


 









Just about to fit 2 new Bonfiglios. Grinding one
down to fit was easy as it is aluminium or something very
similar. Then you need to paint it. I used an aluminium
etching primer and the two or three one part top coats.

Not anticipating an easy job with the Anderson separation,
but I’ve got everyone’s notes to hand!



Ian



Ocean Hobo SN 96 (back in Grenada at last)







Re: Perkins M 4.154 repairs

Andy Croney
 

Thanks for sharing in such detail Christian .

All the best with the rebuild , it seems you are in good hands.

We also have been pleasantly impressed with the thought that has taken place by Henri Amel with respect to ensuring ease of access for maintenance and removal of critical parts.

Looking forward to your next posts

Best of luck

Andy
SV Paladin
Maramu #75


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Illustration removal outhaul boom transmission shaft.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Ian,

Sorry, I replied your previous post, then just saw this message!

Excellent for the illustration! Hope it helps!
When you remove the shaft, could you please measure its diameter?
I am "guessing" it is 16 mm on the Santorin and was 19 or 20 on my SM2K.

Very slowly there is a bit of progress in Sint Maarten, but people realize the tourist season they thought they would be ready for is not going to be as good.
On the paper you could see they were not happy 25 Cruise Ship had scheduled to go to St Thomas and here I think 2…

I would wait before coming.
They are a few boats anchored outside the bridge, but there is no marina to go to, and if there was a slip no power not electricity (at least for both the IGY).
Doesn’t look like Port de Plaisance has started any salvaging.
I am renting a car and will check Island Water World as well as Anse Marcel later this week.
For the Chandlery Island Water World has bee open for a while and I am sure Budget Marine is, I will check later this week.

Eric (on Kimberlite) needed fuel, so I inquired and was told the only fuel station accessible by boat is near the french bridge.

Don’t hesitate to ask me time to time how things are progressing!
I will fly to St Barth later this month.

Hope we meet!
I have never been on the Santorin and would love to have a tour!
Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Mon, 11/6/17, Ian parkianj@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Illustration removal outhaul boom transmission shaft.
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017, 3:20 PM


 









Excellent timing Alexander. I am about to attack
this very project. My Santorin has Bonfiglios so I don’t
anticipate some of the issues by replacing like for like.

But thank you for the photos.



How are things generally in St Martin now? We would like to
come there again, but don’t know what the conditions are
like re local navigation, marinas and chandlers etc opening
up again.



Any advice most welcome



Best wishes



Ian



Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

For information, I have 2 NEW Bonfiglioli for sale.
http://nikimat.com/parts_for_sale/bonfiglioli_model_vf44_p1_70_p63_b14_b370_1_reduction.html

Preferably pick up in Sint Maarten, but can ship.

Sincerely, Alexandre



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On Mon, 11/6/17, Ian parkianj@gmail.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017, 3:11 PM


 









Just about to fit 2 new Bonfiglios. Grinding one
down to fit was easy as it is aluminium or something very
similar. Then you need to paint it. I used an aluminium
etching primer and the two or three one part top coats.

Not anticipating an easy job with the Anderson separation,
but I’ve got everyone’s notes to hand!



Ian



Ocean Hobo SN 96 (back in Grenada at last)


phased electronics replacement

Duane Siegfri
 

The recent failure of the masthead unit for the Hydra 2000 ($1,000 replacement cost since I killed it trying to free the bearings) has gotten me to thinking about a phased replacement of the electronics.  Right now all is well, but I do like the features found in the current generation of gizmo's.


The Hydra 2000 system, as far as I can tell, is not connected to the Furuno chartplotters or the Raymarine S3G Autohelm.  I know Bill R has done some significant work to Bebe to make that happen, but that's not the case on my boat.


So, it seems I could replace the Chartplotter/Radar/Gyro combo without effecting either the Hydra 2000 or the Raymarine Autohelm IN THE SHORT TERM.  


Since the Hydra 2000 is NMEA 0183, it could be plugged into a new NMEA 2000 Chartplotter, if I were to go that route.  Since the S3G is old, and uses Seatalk, I don't know if it could be connected to a NMEA 2000 bus.


If the sounder fails (which seems to be a common occurrence), and I have the new Chartplotter installed, it would be simple to connect a new forward scanning sonar transducer into it.


I'm thinking of this since I've already put about $2,500 into the current system and like a car with 130,000 miles on it I don't want to keep putting money into it if the failures are going to accelerate.  Has anyone tried a "phased approach"?


Any luck connecting the Raymarine S3G to NMEA 2000?


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Illustration removal outhaul boom transmission shaft.

Ian Park
 

Excellent timing Alexander. I am about to attack this very project. My Santorin has Bonfiglios so I don’t anticipate some of the issues by replacing like for like.
But thank you for the photos.

How are things generally in St Martin now? We would like to come there again, but don’t know what the conditions are like re local navigation, marinas and chandlers etc opening up again.

Any advice most welcome

Best wishes

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences

Ian Park
 

Just about to fit 2 new Bonfiglios. Grinding one down to fit was easy as it is aluminium or something very similar. Then you need to paint it. I used an aluminium etching primer and the two or three one part top coats.
Not anticipating an easy job with the Anderson separation, but I’ve got everyone’s notes to hand!

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN 96 (back in Grenada at last)


Re: Hurth Gearbox heat exchanger coupling

scentstone
 

Thanks Mark,

I think that with your check and the notice from Bill I can order 2 Ref 3367 and take a rest ;-) 

Great team !

Fred
S/V ScentStone
SM2K #375


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Hurth Gearbox heat exchanger coupling

scentstone
 

Thanks a lot Bill, I greatly appreciate.

I'll send you a message on your website.
Kind regards.
F.

Fred
S/V ScentStone
SM2K #375


Sea cock & thru hulls

smiles bernard
 

Hi there
My maramu seems to have non marine ball valves fitted as seacocks

Whilst they look new I assume I should replace these with marelon or something equivalent

At the risk of asking a daft question . . These Amel Thru hulls are new to me. Is there a threaded section glassed into the through hull? If so is this metal or a plastic?
It'd be a great help to know before I attempt something stupid !

Many thanks in advance

Miles
Maramu #162


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] High quality spare Ropes SM 2000

Alan Leslie
 

Since we changed our main outhaul to 12mm Vectran (kevlar like material), we have had zero problems with slippage
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Excellent to know!
I never replaced the one inside the mast so did now know about that, but makes sense.



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On Mon, 11/6/17, sangaris@aol.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Furling Gearbox Differences
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:14 AM


 









One other difference is you'll have to grind
off the cooling fins on the Bonfiglioli if using it for the
mast furler (vs. outhaul) so it can fit inside the mast
opening (at least on the SN).Craig SN68


---In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com,
<uster@...> wrote :

Since my boat is
equipped with the Leroy Somer Mini Bloc MVA outhaul
transmissions and I have 2 spares of the Bonfiglioli Model
VF44 I wanted to see if they are identical.



Here are the differences I found:

http://nikimat.com/furler_transmission_leroy_somer_vs_bonfiglioli.html



Sincerely, Alexandre















For those of you

who have more experiences with Amel's of different

vintages... are there fitting differences between

the Leroy Somer and Bonfiglioli gearboxes used on

the Mainmast furling system? 



Are they interchangeable? 

Interchangeable with modifications?  Or just too
different

to try?

Thanks!

Bill

KinneySm160,

HarmonieDeltaville,

VAWaiting for the last of TS

Philippe to go by so we can head

south.