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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Steering Cables

Stephen Davis
 

Hi Drew,

I don't know if it is the same problem you are having, but we had a similar noise, and it turned out to be the Raymarine Rotary drive. Our noise got worse over a couple of years, and finally the drive completely failed, and would not steer the boat. We had it rebuilt by Raymarine USA for a flat rate of $650, and now we have no noise. Our failure ended up being a couple of gears in the drive unit, which eventually completely failed. 

Good luck figuring it out. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Santa Marta, Columbia

Steve Davis
S/V Aloha

On Sep 26, 2017, at 6:42 AM, drew.gaffney@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Some owners have described a click or stiffiness.  WIth Revelation, whether hand steering or using the chain-drive A/P, rough seas cause a loud twangy pop.  It was there 4yr ago, crossing the Indian Ocean, but has gotten worse recently. There is lubrication at the quadrant ends of the cables.  There is no looseness where the cables are attached to the R&P.  Steering is smooth and there's full range of rudder turn without difficulty.  The popping is only when extra force is required for rough seas, big waves., etc.

We're hauling out this week for the winter, and wanted to get this resolved before next season.

Thank you,

Drew Gaffney

SY Revelation SM390

Lying Portimao, Portugal


Re: Amel SM 2000 windless switch

caliber33verizon.net@...
 

Steve


Steering Cables

drew.gaffney@...
 

Some owners have described a click or stiffiness.  WIth Revelation, whether hand steering or using the chain-drive A/P, rough seas cause a loud twangy pop.  It was there 4yr ago, crossing the Indian Ocean, but has gotten worse recently. There is lubrication at the quadrant ends of the cables.  There is no looseness where the cables are attached to the R&P.  Steering is smooth and there's full range of rudder turn without difficulty.  The popping is only when extra force is required for rough seas, big waves., etc.

We're hauling out this week for the winter, and wanted to get this resolved before next season.

Thank you,

Drew Gaffney

SY Revelation SM390

Lying Portimao, Portugal


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main and mizzen furlers

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

I think the best solution is to have a sailmaker make a "noise-stopping sail" out of old sail cloth about 1m H X 1.5m L. 

Have him sew bolt rope on the 1m side and a grommet at the top and bottom on that side. On the other 1m side cut the side to a point (triangle), and place a grommet at the point. Connect the top grommet to the swivel with small line, connect a "down guy" to the bottom grommet, and connect and "outhaul to the point grommet of the triangle. Raise this "sail" midway. Furl this sail (don't worry about wrapping the downhaul because you will only use it when unfurled and to haul down. Secure the "outhaul" to something that keeps it tight.

Voila!

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 Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 9:12 AM, mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hello every one;

We are removing our sails for the winter and would appreciate ideas on how to prevent the Furler extrusions from hitting the mast when the sails are removed.

We have tried different approaches and have had some success but still got some occasional contact and sound depending on wind conditions.. We would like to avoid being a nuisance to the live aboard community and also prevent any potential damage.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099



Re: Lofrans Tigres windlass turns itself on

Duane Siegfri
 

Bill,

It was the control box,, thanks for that tip!

After replacing the older switch on the winch, it still didn't work so I opened the control box, cleaned the contacts, and coated with Corrosion-X.  It's a bit difficult to reassemble (meaning I had to do it twice...), but it works great now.

Thanks again,
Duane


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main and mizzen furlers

eric freedman
 


Re: Stay sail sheeting

Paul Osterberg
 

David
We sheet inside,that was the idea for the beginning, I have 10 mm dyneema 99 low stretch core between the base of the mast towards the chainplate o the forward shroud. on that line it's easy to attaché a block along where you want it to be. From that point I have also adyneema line to the cleat just in front on the toe rail. That give a rather fixed point. The attachment are with soft shackle and snap shackle so easy to remove.
The problem I have is that the clew is to low so just the smallest creep in the system lift the tack and the sails starts to flutter. I"m not very happy with the sailmaker as I asked for A high clew. The quality of the Turkish furling  system is not good at all to put it mildly. So we need to make som amendments, probably a new sail, see if we can fix the poor quality furler, else we have to install a new furler. However we have encountered conditions when a cutter sail would have made sailing more comfortable many times
Please let me know how you solve the issue and if it works well
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main and mizzen furlers

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Thanks Paul, looks like most are furling a thicker line to keep the separation.


On Sep 25, 2017, at 6:14 PM, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello

We hoist a 12 mm three strand rope in the top swirled hold the rope were lose and fuel maybe 10 revs in total. Then there are no noise  from the profile what so ever. Any rope of similar dimension would work.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259 Now in Annapolis


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Main and mizzen furlers

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Thanks Ian. I'll give that a try.

Mohammad and Aty

On Sep 25, 2017, at 6:15 PM, Ian Park parkianj@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi
I tie an end of one of my thick mooring lines to the swivel, hoist it above mid point and carefully furl. Needs some experimenting to get the right thickness so it fills the void and stops the clanking.
Ian
Ocean Hobo
On the hard. Clarkes Court Grenada


Stay sail sheeting

Willem Kroes
 

Hi Paul,

I have seen your photo's on the stay sail you installed on Kerpa. On my SM #351 also a stay sail is fitted. First it was accordingly to the surveyor Mr. Olivier Beaute poorly installed (not a ss-plate on and below deck and not an in-line attachment to the partition bulkhead. My rigger did a real good job, but after hoisting the sail itself I was stuck with the sheeting. It seems the forward side stays are in the way (on the 54 the situation is totally different because of the backwards pointed spreaders). How did you do this? are the sheets inward sheeted from the stays and where to attach the bloc?


Re: Main and mizzen furlers

Paul Osterberg
 

Hello
We hoist a 12 mm three strand rope in the top swirled hold the rope were lose and fuel maybe 10 revs in total. Then there are no noise  from the profile what so ever. Any rope of similar dimension would work.
Paul on SY Kerpa SM 259 Now in Annapolis


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main and mizzen furlers

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

I tension the small line enough for the swivel to have solid contact with the internal aft section of the mast.  Being Dyneema, the tension is quite high.  No movement observed even in 30 Its winds.  Tension is also high on the halyard.

Indeed, I’ve moved fast.  Now in Curacao departing for Bonaire on 8 Oct for lots of diving then … about 25 Oct to Santa Marta Columbia.  Thereafter, it will be San Blas islands (Panama) and Boca del Toro.  

Crossing into PAC 4-10 Jan the Galapagos and Marquesas… such is the plan…

But you know about plans

Cheers to both of you.


JP



On 25 Sep 2017, at 10:34, 'Mohammad Shirloo' mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi JP.

It's been a while. You guys just moved too fast and we have not had a chance to run into each other.

We did try that but we furled as we raised the swivel to get some wraps on the Furler as well. Have you been able to eliminate contact by just tensioning the mid section of the Furler?

Thanks 


On Sep 25, 2017, at 4:26 PM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi A & M,


I had the same issue on my SM.  

I tie a small line (dyneema) on the swivel and tie it loosely to the aft end of the boom.  I then raise the swivel to about mid mast and tension the small line.  Job done..

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM007


On 25 Sep 2017, at 10:12, mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello every one;

We are removing our sails for the winter and would appreciate ideas on how to prevent the Furler extrusions from hitting the mast when the sails are removed.

We have tried different approaches and have had some success but still got some occasional contact and sound depending on wind conditions.. We would like to avoid being a nuisance to the live aboard community and also prevent any potential damage.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main and mizzen furlers

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi JP.

It's been a while. You guys just moved too fast and we have not had a chance to run into each other.

We did try that but we furled as we raised the swivel to get some wraps on the Furler as well. Have you been able to eliminate contact by just tensioning the mid section of the Furler?

Thanks 


On Sep 25, 2017, at 4:26 PM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi A & M,


I had the same issue on my SM.  

I tie a small line (dyneema) on the swivel and tie it loosely to the aft end of the boom.  I then raise the swivel to about mid mast and tension the small line.  Job done..

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM007


On 25 Sep 2017, at 10:12, mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello every one;

We are removing our sails for the winter and would appreciate ideas on how to prevent the Furler extrusions from hitting the mast when the sails are removed.

We have tried different approaches and have had some success but still got some occasional contact and sound depending on wind conditions.. We would like to avoid being a nuisance to the live aboard community and also prevent any potential damage.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099



Re: Main and mizzen furlers

Ian Park
 

Hi
I tie an end of one of my thick mooring lines to the swivel, hoist it above mid point and carefully furl. Needs some experimenting to get the right thickness so it fills the void and stops the clanking.
Ian
Ocean Hobo
On the hard. Clarkes Court Grenada


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Main and mizzen furlers

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

Hi A & M,

I had the same issue on my SM.  

I tie a small line (dyneema) on the swivel and tie it loosely to the aft end of the boom.  I then raise the swivel to about mid mast and tension the small line.  Job done..

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM007


On 25 Sep 2017, at 10:12, mshirloo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello every one;

We are removing our sails for the winter and would appreciate ideas on how to prevent the Furler extrusions from hitting the mast when the sails are removed.

We have tried different approaches and have had some success but still got some occasional contact and sound depending on wind conditions.. We would like to avoid being a nuisance to the live aboard community and also prevent any potential damage.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099



Main and mizzen furlers

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello every one;

We are removing our sails for the winter and would appreciate ideas on how to prevent the Furler extrusions from hitting the mast when the sails are removed.

We have tried different approaches and have had some success but still got some occasional contact and sound depending on wind conditions.. We would like to avoid being a nuisance to the live aboard community and also prevent any potential damage.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099


Super Maramu 2K interior cushions set for barter

Ken Powers <sailingaquarius@...>
 


Hello all,

Aquarius has been updated to look more like BeBe on the inside, and we have replaced our lightly used interior cushion set.  This includes the cushions around the table and the love seat.  Pictures of the interior are attached to a previous email from my wife.   There are no rips or stains, just some normal wear signs, but not much.....  Our previous owner put this interior in about 3 years ago, and has only seen about 15 months of usage.  It's looking for a new home!!
We currently in Trinidad and so are the cushions, if you are going to make your way down here let me know.
We will be here for about two weeks, leaving on or about October 14th.
 
Let us know if you interested.
 
Best regards, 
Ken Powers
Aquarius SM 2000 #262.
www.sailingaquarius.com


Re: Amel sharki

smiles bernard
 

Thank you very much for this info Roger!
really helpful
I'm thinking i might go for a slightly smaller 
With small kids onboard and therefore almost single handed sailing anticipated by your truly ... i'm wondering what the most useful size of additional foresail might be
Ideally i'd leave it up in quite a blow whilst furling away the leeward furling genoa
Perhaps somewhere between 85 - 100% might do it

All the best and thanks again
Miles



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anse Marcel

eric freedman
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anse Marcel

Darren Ward <darren_ward@...>
 

On Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:31 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Good afternoon Eric,
Today I went to Grand Case, Anse Marcel, Oriental Baie, Oyster Pond and Phillisburg.
I don’t have words for the damages.
Definitely worst on the French side than the Dutch side.
It will take years for the island to be back to normal.
I located Rafael’s Super Maramu.
I will send him the pictures.
Only in a couple of area I was a bit concerned for safety (had wasp spray with me).
Now back to the hotel.
Sincerely, Alexandre

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On Sun, 9/24/17, kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anse Marcel
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 9:29 AM


 









Alexandre,I don't know if you have
been to Anse marcel  But is far from any help. I would not
suggest that you go to that particular marina for a while.
It is in the woods and I would be concerned about getting
Car Jacked or worse.Eric

----- Original Message
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From: "Alexandre Uster von
Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:15 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re:
Amfa domestic watrer pump.wired backwards from the
factory.
To:
amelyachtowners@...

> Good morning Dan,
>

> I definitely hope I can find a
solution for the hotel, it is my
>
priority at the moment.
>
> If not I need to find a place to rent on
the French or Dutch
> side.
> Yesterday I drove a little on the Dutch
and French side, pretty
> much all the
building are destroyed. I don’t much the point of
> staying here.
> So
far I don’t see a future for the island before several
years.
>
>
> I have the car all day today, I will go
deeper on the French
> side and see if I
can find Rafael’s Super Maramu at Anse Marcel.
>
>
> I thought of going to Martinique but was
told I would have to
> pay 20% on
everything I bring… and show invoices.
> So Monday or Tuesday, I will call the
French customs and explain
> the
situation, will see what they say.
> If
acceptable, then still will have to find a container, etc.

>
> Thanks for the
help offering Dan.
> I don’t want to
write non-Amel stuff on the forum, but I might
> time to time to see if people have
suggestions.
>
>
Sincerely, Alexandre
>
>
>
>
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> On Sat, 9/23/17, dancarlson367@...
[amelyachtowners]
> wrote:
>
> Subject: Re: [Amel
Yacht Owners] Re: Amfa domestic watrer
>
pump.wired backwards from the factory.
>
To: amelyachtowners@...
>
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:14 PM
>
>
>  
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Hi Alexandre,  Thanks for the
reply.   I am
> sorry to read about
your latest round with the hotel you are
> in.   I hope that you are able to work
something out. 
>  Have you been able
to identify any reasonable ways to get
>
out of there with all of your things?   I am for your
> electricity and internet to get a little
bit better and try
> to reach out to you
for a real conversation.   Then we can
> talk more specifically about ways that we
can help or where
> we might be able to
catch up with you.   
> Please keep the
updates coming
> and let us know ways
that we might be able to help. 
>  
> Best Regards,  Dan Carlson, 
> sv BeBe, SM#387 
>
>
>
>