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Re: Group Insurance questionnaire

karkauai
 
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Hi Richard, welcome to the group! There is a subgroup in this forum where owners can post their yachts for sale.  I can't imagine selling Kristy and not notifying the group first.
If you are in the US, I highly recommend Joel Potter as the broker here with the most experience and knowledge of Amels.  He knows almost every boat sold in the US personally and can steer you away from boats that have problems others might not know about.
Kent
SM 243
KRISTY

Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

Doug Smith
 

I was able to replace the track sliders with the following from Amazon.

DMSE Wholesale Ball Head Carrier Curtain Carriers Glides Sliders Slide, and Rollers (56 Pack)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085G2Y1F9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

Doug Smith

S/V Aventura, Amel 54-113

Patuxent River, MD USA

 

From: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Richard May via groups.io" <airwisrich2000@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 12:29 PM
To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Curtain Sizes for SM2000

 

Thank you Karen. So you just replaced the liner? Are you still using the original wrinkle band and the bean shaped curtain clips?
Bill Rouse speaks the truth, I have the blue and yellow cotton type fabric that has some mold in places. I am probably going to go with a polyester/polypropylene fabric: https://www.sailrite.com/Covington-SD-Tide-Pool-Isle-Waters-54-Fabric?t=1614533071774
I plan to get the same UV liner that Bill suggested: https://www.sailrite.com/Europatex-Eclipse-White-55-Blackout-Drapery-Fabric-Fabric?t=1614533133325
The only bean sprout curtain hooks that Sailrite has are metal and not well rated. I am unsure about reusing the 16 year old plastic hooks. Anyone know where to find new plastic ones of the same size?

Much thanks,

Kathy
SM 477, Avogato


Re: Mango VDO Fuel sensor replacement

Gary Wells
 

Hi Arlo,

 

I had the fuel sensor on our Super Maramu replaced while I was in Greece.  Wema built a custom unit for us out of the UK and sent it to us.  The price was quite reasonable for a custom order ... however, yours ~may~ be available as an "in-stock" item so it would be less.

Check them at wema.co.uk and once you get that senor out of the tank you can measure it (as well as the screw-in size) and give them an email for a quote.  They also will offer how many sensors you want for your assembly (we went with 12 ... I think).

At any rate, it was an easy replacement. I even wired in an on/off toggle so the sensor and gauge were not consuming power when not needed.

 

Good luck!

Gary W,
Former owner, SM 209, Adagio


Re: Remote control furling

Joerg Esdorn
 

The A55 comes standard with a remote for the mizzen since it is difficult to see the sail from the wheel if the hardtop is fully extended.  I’m not at the boat but I believe it is a Telecontrol t series.  https://www.tele-radio.com/us/products/t20_t60/   Mine is yellow.   It works very well.  


Joerg Esdorn
A55 Kincsem
on the hard in Vigo


Re: Remote control furling

JB Duler
 

Denis, what kind of furler do you have for your genoa?
--
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med


Re: Source of double lipped seals in the EU

Martin Birkhoff
 

Lipseals in the given dimensions and fitted with a stainless steel spring are standard industrial stuff which should be available more or less everywhere.
Important is to grease them properly.
We changed the lipseals on our 54 in 2016. They were available in an industrial suppliers store "round the corner". Because there was some wear in the sleeve we smoothened it. There was no need for a replacement. The shaft sealing is properly working since then.

Martin
Mago del Sur 54#40
 


Re: Source of double lipped seals in the EU

Martin Birkhoff
 

Attached is a drawing of the propeller shaft outlet of SN, SM and 54.
Dimensions of thee lipseal you will find in the drawing.

Martin

Mago del Sur - 54#40


Re: Mango Refit?

Carles Dolz
 

Thanks Arlo,

I agree mainly with you. This boat isn't updated or upgraded, but don't seems too much neglected.

I' m a bit curious about why you consider the Mango as the best design of Henry Amel, compared to other models of similar size as SM, or others as M or Santorin?

What do you think about the to have a classic main without in mast furling, with halyards, reefs,.. in the bottom of mast?

Carles


Remote control furling

Denis Foster
 

Hello,

Has someone installed a radio remote controls for furling or unfurling?

where did you find these remote controls.?

Thanks

Denis
ex Meltem #32


Re: Source of double lipped seals in the EU

rossirossix4
 

Are the dimensions the same for 54s and SMs?  Are they double lipped?
Bob, KAIMI SM 429


Re: Source of double lipped seals in the EU

Craig Briggs
 

Hey Arno,
Perhaps on the 54 but not on earlier SM's, SN's etc. Do you also have an engine air intake filter? Not on the earlier models. Maybe global warming is causing more dust in the air such that engine rooms are now like farm fields. :-)
-Cheers, 
SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL


Mango VDO Fuel sensor replacement

Arlo
 

Hello fellow Mango owners. My port side fuel sensor has finally given up the ghost and died. I did all the troubleshooting and narrowed it down to the sensor. Has any of the Mango owners on here replaced their sensors yet? If so what make/model did you go back in with?


Re: Does the faux teak prevent one From seeing damage before it is too late? #solution

Bill Kinney
 

Daniel,

Damage to the gelcoat is not what leads directly to damaged core.  Under the gelcoat is the actual structural layer of fiberglass reinforced resin laminate.  The kind of long term sun damage we see on older Amel "brown" decks is certainly unappealing, and causes other problems, but by itself is not going to lead to waterlogged core.  That comes from problems with hardware installation, or by an impact strong enough to actually crack the laminate.  In the later case, I think it is very unlikely to be missed by even a casual inspection.

After twenty-five years, our boat is coming to the point where the surface layer of gelcoat is showing enough UV damage that we are on the look-out for a repair that will be robust, attractive and long-lived enough to be worth doing, without being so pricey it pulls a year's expenses out of the cruising kitty!  We have yet to see a single option that checks all our boxes, although many have been good choices with good outcomes.  I am know a diligent search of this group's archives will find LOTS of examples and discussions.

A blue painted deck is not to my personnel taste, but works for others.  Once the deck needs work, it really depends on how bad it is. A bit of color fading can be covered with minor prep work.  If the existing gelcoat is cracking and chipping, nothing short of sanding it down to a solid substrate will keep things together.  I think what ever you end up putting on top of the repair is a matter of taste.  I am betting there are very few buyers of 40 year old Mangos who are just DYING to have faux teak decks, and that is the real reason they want an Amel.  Do a good job with any repair, and document it well, and you'll keep the value of your boat up.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA



Re: Pilot bulb bilge pump

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hallo Bill,
Thank you for your answer. Good idea to replace with an LED in a 8mm housing. I didn't found this hint in my version of your great book.
regards,
Eloi
SM2K 426, Red Lion


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

Bill Kinney
 

Kathy,  

We replaced ONLY the liner fabric.  No special brand, just a standard curtain-liner, UV resistant, opaque fabric, from the local sewing store. The price was right! All the hardware was either left in place, or reinstalled as needed.  So we have no useful information on replacement hardware.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


Re: Pilot bulb bilge pump

 

I am fairly sure that the red cover was glued in place with something. When I had to replace the bulb, I bought an LED bulb and 8mm fixture. See below info.

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


On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 12:44 PM Eloi Bamberg <eloi.bamberg@...> wrote:
Hallo,
I had to replace the pilot bulb of the bilge pump on the 24v panel. The red cover was fixed with some silicon like stuff. What is the correct way to fix this cover? It is not staying in place without any 'help'.

regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426, Red Lion


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

Denise McGovern
 

I bought wrinkle tape and hooks from Curtain Tracks.  The hooks are Recmar 4140 https://www.curtain-tracks.com/recmar-4140-plastic-wrinkle-band-curtain-hook.html 

Denise
s/v CARA SM 440


Re: Curtain Sizes for SM2000

 

Kathy,

I bought some "Curtain Carriers Eyelet Style" from Sailrite that worked. This is what I am 99% sure I bought: https://www.sailrite.com/search?keywords=Curtain%20Carriers%20Eyelet%20Style

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


On Sun, Feb 28, 2021 at 11:29 AM Richard May via groups.io <airwisrich2000=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thank you Karen. So you just replaced the liner? Are you still using the original wrinkle band and the bean shaped curtain clips?
Bill Rouse speaks the truth, I have the blue and yellow cotton type fabric that has some mold in places. I am probably going to go with a polyester/polypropylene fabric: https://www.sailrite.com/Covington-SD-Tide-Pool-Isle-Waters-54-Fabric?t=1614533071774
I plan to get the same UV liner that Bill suggested: https://www.sailrite.com/Europatex-Eclipse-White-55-Blackout-Drapery-Fabric-Fabric?t=1614533133325
The only bean sprout curtain hooks that Sailrite has are metal and not well rated. I am unsure about reusing the 16 year old plastic hooks. Anyone know where to find new plastic ones of the same size?

Much thanks,

Kathy
SM 477, Avogato


Pilot bulb bilge pump

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hallo,
I had to replace the pilot bulb of the bilge pump on the 24v panel. The red cover was fixed with some silicon like stuff. What is the correct way to fix this cover? It is not staying in place without any 'help'.

regards,

Eloi
SM2K 426, Red Lion


Re: Group Insurance questionnaire

Richard Dallett <dallettrichard@...>
 

Ken, I just joined the group.  I am looking to buy an A54.  Do you know any owners in the US who might want to sell theirs?

 

Richard Dallett

484-431-4040

dallettrichard@...

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:27 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Group Insurance questionnaire

 

Hello All,

The more input we (Amel Owners) provide, the better chance for a successful Amel Owners Group insurance solution.  

If you have not filled out the questionnaire, please do so. 

All the best,

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262
 

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