Date   

Turbo wash

Duane Siegfri
 

The Yanmar Service Manual shows a task "Wash Turbocharger blower" but does not give any recommendation on how to do that.  The interval is 250 hours.


I found the product "Yanmar Blower Washer" in 1 gallon containers for $115 (part no. 919200-11000). 


Does anyone have a proceedure for this task? 


Thanks,

Duane

Wanderer, SM#477

 


Re: Warning

antomajori@...
 

I've had similar problems on my current SM bought at them.

At the time of purchase I required a set of jobs.
I waited twice of the time and then
I had to do these again almost completely.

Antonio
HEMERA SM 031


Re: Iridium Go or Iridium 9555 with Red Port Optimiser

Paul Osterberg
 

We used IGo and PredictWind and found it very user friendly and the service from PW is second to none.
The time to download depends on How large area you want and How much info you are asking for. We started to download before breakfast or before a cup of coffe. Usually it toke about 10 minuters. No attachéens if you do it from s computer it enda up " direkt " in you program on your PC or Mac. Come as a mail for tabletts.
200 Word to send as a mail take less  than a minute. However talking gave echoes on our unit, we had the external antenna 
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259


Re: Iridium Go or Iridium 9555 with Red Port Optimiser

Alan Leslie
 

Bill,
This is interesting...
You didn't go for the unlimited data plan ? What was your reason ?
I gather you are downloading the email routing files from Predict wind as attachments??
Typically how long does it take to download them ?
Are you getting the Grib files the same way ?.....again how long to download them ?
You update your blog...on the internet or is it an email service?
Typically how long does it take to post say 200 words ?
Do you have an external antenna ?
Sorry for all the questions...
I have been tossing up for a while whether to invest in Iridium Go or not.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] COCO Amel 53 2000 sail sizes

James Alton
 

Ken,

   I can certainly understand the anxiety of getting new sails, it is a big purchase that we have to live with for a long time.  Since my previous post on this subject,  Emrah Oge has contacted me via email and has offered to recut the sail so that it will sheet properly.  He has also offered to cover all of the shipping costs.  I am shortening my time in the Aeloian Islands a bit to return to a port where I can ship the sail but so long as the sail comes back and fits I will be fine with this solution.  I won't be able to test the modified sail until next season so my final update on this subject will need to wait until then.  I look forward to hearing about how you like your sails.  Since they are stock sizes I would think that problems should be less likely.  I have found this forum to be a very valuable source of current information to base decisions on purchases for my Amel and appreciate other Amel owners sharing their experiences with various vendors and sources.

Best,

James Alton
SV Sueno, Maramu #220
Pollara, Salina, Italy



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Ken Powers sailingaquarius@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 10/2/17 05:03 (GMT+01:00)
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] COCO Amel 53 2000 sail sizes

 

Thanks Paul and James,

Still looking forward to receiving the new Qsails in two days, but no doubt a bit worried in light of your posts.  My hope was to get STOCK AMEL SIZED and CUT SAILS, no changes.  Which I think it should be about a 155 Genoa. Correct?.....  I am still with high hopes for this to work out.  :)  I too will inform everyone as to the outcome of my first sail purchase.  If everything fits as stated by Qsail, I will be a big proponent for Qsails.   

Best,

Ken Powers
Sailing Aquarius SM2K #262
On the hard at PowerBoats in Trinidad
www.sailingaquarius.com





On Friday, September 29, 2017 10:41 PM, "lokiyawl2 lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Hello All,

  I ordered a  110 percent  tri-radial jib from Q-sails this season.  I provided Q-sails with the dimensions of my original Genoa for the initial quote and then complete measurements for my boat which included the Genoa track positions.  Emrah Oge was my contact and was very prompt and courteous in responding to my emails.  The sail was completed on time and the price was as quoted.  When the sail arrived and was installed on the boat, my initial impression was that the workmanship looked good.  I unfortunately quickly found that have a significant problem with the sail since the sheeting position required to properly trim the sail falls more than a meter ahead of the forward end of my original Genoa track.  The sail will apparently require a recut to fit the boat.  I have emails in to Emrah Oge and he is aware of the problem based on his delayed initial re sponse. I was told that he was having a server problem and certainly this is possible, however there also seems to be a delay in response to my more recent emails as well.  I won't speculate on the eventual outcome at this time since I want to give Emrah Oge adequate time to respond but I will provide a future update on this forum.

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Currently enroute to Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands, Italy



Sent from Samsung tablet.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] COCO Amel 53 2000 sail sizes

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 

Thanks Paul and James,

Still looking forward to receiving the new Qsails in two days, but no doubt a bit worried in light of your posts.  My hope was to get STOCK AMEL SIZED and CUT SAILS, no changes.  Which I think it should be about a 155 Genoa. Correct?.....  I am still with high hopes for this to work out.  :)  I too will inform everyone as to the outcome of my first sail purchase.  If everything fits as stated by Qsail, I will be a big proponent for Qsails.   

Best,

Ken Powers
Sailing Aquarius SM2K #262
On the hard at PowerBoats in Trinidad
www.sailingaquarius.com





On Friday, September 29, 2017 10:41 PM, "lokiyawl2 lokiyawl2@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hello All,

  I ordered a  110 percent  tri-radial jib from Q-sails this season.  I provided Q-sails with the dimensions of my original Genoa for the initial quote and then complete measurements for my boat which included the Genoa track positions.  Emrah Oge was my contact and was very prompt and courteous in responding to my emails.  The sail was completed on time and the price was as quoted.  When the sail arrived and was installed on the boat, my initial impression was that the workmanship looked good.  I unfortunately quickly found that have a significant problem with the sail since the sheeting position required to properly trim the sail falls more than a meter ahead of the forward end of my original Genoa track.  The sail will apparently require a recut to fit the boat.  I have emails in to Emrah Oge and he is aware of the problem based on his delayed initial response. I was told that he was having a server problem and certainly this is possible, however there also seems to be a delay in response to my more recent emails as well.  I won't speculate on the eventual outcome at this time since I want to give Emrah Oge adequate time to respond but I will provide a future update on this forum.

James Alton
SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Currently enroute to Stromboli in the Aeolian Islands, Italy



Sent from Samsung tablet.



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SV Delos Tour of Amel

Brent Cameron
 

There is another version on Facebook from when they did it back then as well. It’s different and has a surprise for cruising fans.  https://www.facebook.com/svdelos/videos/753897944778378/

Brent Cameron
Future Amel Owner 

On Oct 1, 2017, at 5:18 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi All,

 

Not sure if someone has already posted this. If they have, please forgive the repetition. The Delos crew travel to France to tour Amel. The content is light but gives a great perspective of where our boats were born and how they were made. Not a detailed as the young Joel Potters version but fun to watch nonetheless.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3-mh0rwrmw

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: Iridium Go or Iridium 9555 with Red Port Optimiser

greatketch@...
 

Cameron,

We use an Iridium Go that  we got through Predictwind as part of our weather package.  We have been very happy both with PredictWind and the Iridium Go hardware and service. We like the robustness and portability of the Go hardware.

We rarely make satphone voice calls, but when we have had the need, they went through clearly and without a hitch.

While underway, I typically download a full set of gribs each morning, and update our weather routing morning and evening.  I post a blog update most days, and get the occasional email. We have never had any overages charge to our account when using the $94 monthly fee.  I wish I could tell you what that includes for data totals, but I can't find it right away.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Back Creek, Annapolis, MD


---In amelyachtowners@..., <cameron.burness@...> wrote :



> On 1 Oct 2017, at 1:04 pm, Cameron Burness <cameronburness@...> wrote:
>
> All,
> As I mentioned previously my son and I have recently bought an Amel Sharki, #97, 1984.
> I am looking at our satellite comms and would appreciate the experience of the forum to help me make a decision.
> One unknown for me is what average connection time should I use for downloading weather files to help the decision on the air time package.
> I have narrowed down my sat comms options to the Iridium Go (marine bundle) and the Iridium 9555 with Red Port Optimiser.
>
> Any advice and guidance would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Cameron
>
> Sent from my iPad


SV Delos Tour of Amel

Mark Erdos
 

Hi All,

 

Not sure if someone has already posted this. If they have, please forgive the repetition. The Delos crew travel to France to tour Amel. The content is light but gives a great perspective of where our boats were born and how they were made. Not a detailed as the young Joel Potters version but fun to watch nonetheless.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3-mh0rwrmw

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Grenada

www.creampuff.us

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] New rollers on Sharki booms

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Hello Cameron,

Have you tried After Sales Service at Amel??

Here is their address’  SAV (at) Amel (dot) com.  Ensure you quote your boat name, type and hull number.  Include photos of the component you wish a replacement for…

I source most of my spares through them.

Kind regards,


Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007


On 1 Oct 2017, at 08:34, Cameron Burness cameron.burness@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Good afternoon,
My son and I, Sharki #97, are looking for some assistance from the forum.
We need to replace the rollers at the end of the booms on the main and mizzen booms.
Can the forum please help with what rollers can be used and any tips for changing the rollers.
Thanks in advance
Cameron




New rollers on Sharki booms

Cameron Burness
 

Good afternoon,
My son and I, Sharki #97, are looking for some assistance from the forum.
We need to replace the rollers at the end of the booms on the main and mizzen booms.
Can the forum please help with what rollers can be used and any tips for changing the rollers.
Thanks in advance
Cameron


Re: Iridium Go or Iridium 9555 with Red Port Optimiser

Cameron Burness
 

On 1 Oct 2017, at 1:04 pm, Cameron Burness <cameronburness@me.com> wrote:

All,
As I mentioned previously my son and I have recently bought an Amel Sharki, #97, 1984.
I am looking at our satellite comms and would appreciate the experience of the forum to help me make a decision.
One unknown for me is what average connection time should I use for downloading weather files to help the decision on the air time package.
I have narrowed down my sat comms options to the Iridium Go (marine bundle) and the Iridium 9555 with Red Port Optimiser.

Any advice and guidance would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Cameron

Sent from my iPad


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: How to remove the top opening fridge

Paul Osterberg
 

Thank you the fridge is now loose, thanks to Bills book and photos from Trillium.
A fantastic forum, would have spend a lot of time to figure it it by myself. 
Now I can use the time enjoying an old smoky whiskey instead thank you again
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259 now in Annapolis 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: How to remove the top opening fridge

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Paul, I sent you a private email.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

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

+1(832) 380-4970



On Sat, Sep 30, 2017 at 2:34 PM, sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Paul,


Paul on Trilliium posted photos of removing his freezer (fwd of the dishwasher/island under the salon table settee), just search in photos.  I recall there was a hand wheel nut accessed by pulling out the dishwasher.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477



Re: How to remove the top opening fridge

Duane Siegfri
 

It wasn't the dishwasher...here's his post:

The past two days we have had the joy of cleaning our water tank including the forward portion.  Gaining access to the forward port had its' challenges.  I know that Bill has a write up on how to removed the aft freezer however, our boat being a bit older was a little different.  These are the steps I took to remove the freezer.

 

1.  Remove all floor storage access/floor panels below the dinette.  This is to access the screws at the bottom of the kick plate

2.  Removed the freezer lid.  This just made it lighter to move, not sure if necessary. This also made it easier to remove the screws along the top of the freezer that attach it to the back of the cabinets

3.  Removed the lower bottle holder/panel in the liquor cabinet. 

4.  Removed two screws at the lower right corner as you are looking into the liquor cabinet.  These screws penetrate the back of the cabinet into the freezer box framework.

5.  Removed the 5 screws along the top of the fiberglass freezer box that attach it to the cabinet.

6.  Removed the 5 screws along the bottom of the kick plate on the fwd side of the freezer.  One of mine was hard to see as it was right in the corner next to the floor boards. 

7.  Remove the 3 screws that connect the AC kick panel to the freezer kick panel right where they meet.  These screws are accessed from the AC side and can be hard to get to.  I had to move the AC unit in order to gain access to them.  Also the bottom screw was covered over with fiberglass tabbing so I'm sure my forward portion of the tank has never been cleaned. 

8.  At this point, you can lift the freezer 8-10" and slide it forward enough to gain access to the water tank. 

 

Note, I didn't have to disconnect any electrical or hoses.  The whole freezer moved as a unit.  Also note that you do not need to remove any of the top screws that attach the kick plate to the freezer

 

I have added photos to the photo albums labeled "Trillium Aft Freezer Removal" for reference. 

 

Now I'm not going to go into detail as to how I cleaned the tanks as I could write a whole book on that. 

 

Anyway, good luck if you attempt it.  I know it can be a daunting task. 

 

Paul Schofield

SV Trillium

SM 215



Re: How to remove the top opening fridge

Duane Siegfri
 

Paul,

Paul on Trilliium posted photos of removing his freezer (fwd of the dishwasher/island under the salon table settee), just search in photos.  I recall there was a hand wheel nut accessed by pulling out the dishwasher.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] some ideas (2)

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Suis à Curaçao… le 8 Oct vers Bonaire puis Santa Marta Colombie puis Panama.

Fair winds,

JP


On 30 Sep 2017, at 10:01, 'hanspeter.baettig@...' hanspeter.baettig@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


JP thank you for your input
I do not understand, Boats are in  hurricane belt, normally we leave this dangerous spots and go south
How are you both ?
salutation suis à Mallorca apres demain direction Gibraltar
hp

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 30.09.2017 um 15:49 schrieb Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Jeff,


Totally agree with your math.  The best option is avoidance of the risk.

Hence why I’m in Curacao for the Hurricane season.

Fair winds,

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 30 Sep 2017, at 08:28, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Stay In Town:

There are 2 forces acting on a boat tied or anchored.

1:

Force the boat exerts due to it's own mass 

F=ma. m=mass of boat a=(v2-v1)/(t2-t1). What that means is as your boat moves, and tugs on your lines, the harder the wind blows, and the faster it swings and bobs, more force is exerted on your lines. 

2:

Force of the wind on your boat 

F=APCd. a=area, P=(a coefficient)v2  where v=velocity of the wind  Cd are coeficients.

SO...force is equal to the square of the wind velocity.

A 30mph wind exerts a 900unit force.

A 70mph wind exerts a 4900unit force 

A 100mph wind exerts a 10000unit force

Bobbing and tugging more drastically, along with double the wind force, it's easy to see why a hurricane with winds of 100mph will exert TWICE the combined forces on your boat as tropical storm force winds of 70mph would.


You need to counteract these forces obviously.
At anchor:
Winds will swing counterclockwise (backing) as the storm passes (assuming the storm passes from east to west). As a result, your boat will swing with it. You need to deploy anchors at angles to account for this.
Most harbors and bays bottom sediment is either sand, mud, clay, or a combo of this, but generally on the soft side. I prefer an anchor that will present a perpendicular surface on it's flukes, driving them into the bottom, and presenting maximum resistance to the pull of the anchor line.
I used a combination of a dansforth  (which held) and a plow (which dragged) while Spirit was tied up and also anchored between piers at the marina to weather Irma's tropical force winds.

I plan to buy a fortress anchor. Look them up.

In the marina: Between piers, NEVER in a slip.
Anticipate the wind shift and tie up so you will have enough lines holding you as this occurs.
Get some tires. Slip them over the pilings you plan to tie to. Wrap a piece of chain around the tire, and tie up to the chain. The tires will flex, and dampen the motion, lessening the force on the lines (see F=ma)

I plan to buy some spectra line to supplement my line inventory. Expensive, but light and easy to store. 
I was lucky that Jose Mendes (owner of Marina Pescaderia) had enough heavy nylon line for me to purchase to tie Spirit up to weather Irma. Damn lucky. Get it now, so you have it when you need it, you might not be so lucky. 400 feet of Spectra would take up less space then 100 feet of good nylon line. 

Next up...Get out of Dodge. But not today.
I hope this stuff is helpful to someone. 

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14








How to remove the top opening fridge

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello!

I have posted a few photos on our fridge which we are trying to remove. Some says it should be a black handle to unscrew under the fridge but we have no access to under the fridge. think we have unscrewed all the other screws

the port side is glued fast but could be cut lose.

Any one have any idea how to solve the issue? I need to inspect the keel bolts.

Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259 Annapolis

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] some ideas (2)

hanspeter baettig
 

JP thank you for your input
I do not understand, Boats are in  hurricane belt, normally we leave this dangerous spots and go south
How are you both ?
salutation suis à Mallorca apres demain direction Gibraltar
hp

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Am 30.09.2017 um 15:49 schrieb Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Hi Jeff,


Totally agree with your math.  The best option is avoidance of the risk.

Hence why I’m in Curacao for the Hurricane season.

Fair winds,

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 30 Sep 2017, at 08:28, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Stay In Town:

There are 2 forces acting on a boat tied or anchored.

1:

Force the boat exerts due to it's own mass 

F=ma. m=mass of boat a=(v2-v1)/(t2-t1). What that means is as your boat moves, and tugs on your lines, the harder the wind blows, and the faster it swings and bobs, more force is exerted on your lines. 

2:

Force of the wind on your boat 

F=APCd. a=area, P=(a coefficient)v2  where v=velocity of the wind  Cd are coeficients.

SO...force is equal to the square of the wind velocity.

A 30mph wind exerts a 900unit force.

A 70mph wind exerts a 4900unit force 

A 100mph wind exerts a 10000unit force

Bobbing and tugging more drastically, along with double the wind force, it's easy to see why a hurricane with winds of 100mph will exert TWICE the combined forces on your boat as tropical storm force winds of 70mph would.


You need to counteract these forces obviously.
At anchor:
Winds will swing counterclockwise (backing) as the storm passes (assuming the storm passes from east to west). As a result, your boat will swing with it. You need to deploy anchors at angles to account for this.
Most harbors and bays bottom sediment is either sand, mud, clay, or a combo of this, but generally on the soft side. I prefer an anchor that will present a perpendicular surface on it's flukes, driving them into the bottom, and presenting maximum resistance to the pull of the anchor line.
I used a combination of a dansforth  (which held) and a plow (which dragged) while Spirit was tied up and also anchored between piers at the marina to weather Irma's tropical force winds.

I plan to buy a fortress anchor. Look them up.

In the marina: Between piers, NEVER in a slip.
Anticipate the wind shift and tie up so you will have enough lines holding you as this occurs.
Get some tires. Slip them over the pilings you plan to tie to. Wrap a piece of chain around the tire, and tie up to the chain. The tires will flex, and dampen the motion, lessening the force on the lines (see F=ma)

I plan to buy some spectra line to supplement my line inventory. Expensive, but light and easy to store. 
I was lucky that Jose Mendes (owner of Marina Pescaderia) had enough heavy nylon line for me to purchase to tie Spirit up to weather Irma. Damn lucky. Get it now, so you have it when you need it, you might not be so lucky. 400 feet of Spectra would take up less space then 100 feet of good nylon line. 

Next up...Get out of Dodge. But not today.
I hope this stuff is helpful to someone. 

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] some ideas (2)

Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air <jgermain@...>
 

Hi Jeff,

Totally agree with your math.  The best option is avoidance of the risk.

Hence why I’m in Curacao for the Hurricane season.

Fair winds,

Jean-Pierre Germain
SY Eleuthera, SM 007



On 30 Sep 2017, at 08:28, jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Stay In Town:

There are 2 forces acting on a boat tied or anchored.

1:

Force the boat exerts due to it's own mass 

F=ma. m=mass of boat a=(v2-v1)/(t2-t1). What that means is as your boat moves, and tugs on your lines, the harder the wind blows, and the faster it swings and bobs, more force is exerted on your lines. 

2:

Force of the wind on your boat 

F=APCd. a=area, P=(a coefficient)v2  where v=velocity of the wind  Cd are coeficients.

SO...force is equal to the square of the wind velocity.

A 30mph wind exerts a 900unit force.

A 70mph wind exerts a 4900unit force 

A 100mph wind exerts a 10000unit force

Bobbing and tugging more drastically, along with double the wind force, it's easy to see why a hurricane with winds of 100mph will exert TWICE the combined forces on your boat as tropical storm force winds of 70mph would.


You need to counteract these forces obviously.
At anchor:
Winds will swing counterclockwise (backing) as the storm passes (assuming the storm passes from east to west). As a result, your boat will swing with it. You need to deploy anchors at angles to account for this.
Most harbors and bays bottom sediment is either sand, mud, clay, or a combo of this, but generally on the soft side. I prefer an anchor that will present a perpendicular surface on it's flukes, driving them into the bottom, and presenting maximum resistance to the pull of the anchor line.
I used a combination of a dansforth  (which held) and a plow (which dragged) while Spirit was tied up and also anchored between piers at the marina to weather Irma's tropical force winds.

I plan to buy a fortress anchor. Look them up.

In the marina: Between piers, NEVER in a slip.
Anticipate the wind shift and tie up so you will have enough lines holding you as this occurs.
Get some tires. Slip them over the pilings you plan to tie to. Wrap a piece of chain around the tire, and tie up to the chain. The tires will flex, and dampen the motion, lessening the force on the lines (see F=ma)

I plan to buy some spectra line to supplement my line inventory. Expensive, but light and easy to store. 
I was lucky that Jose Mendes (owner of Marina Pescaderia) had enough heavy nylon line for me to purchase to tie Spirit up to weather Irma. Damn lucky. Get it now, so you have it when you need it, you might not be so lucky. 400 feet of Spectra would take up less space then 100 feet of good nylon line. 

Next up...Get out of Dodge. But not today.
I hope this stuff is helpful to someone. 

Jeff Spirit Amel 54 #14