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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] painted rigging

karkauai
 

I'd try compounding and waxing first.  If the surrounding paint is sunbleached, you could repaint or wait for Mother Nature to do it for you.
Kent

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy
Panama cell: +507-61171896
USA cell: 828-234-6819

On Nov 23, 2016, at 8:01 AM, Garulfo sv svgarulfo@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi everybody, 

I have removed some lettering from the mizzen boom and the white paint underneath the stickers is shinier. 
Does anyone know a safe way to even out the aspect?

Thanks

Thomas
SAM III
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Olivier in St Maarten

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I am interested !!!

I should be in St Martin for March, I will know next month.

I don’t think 1 or 2 day will be enough for me, as I would like everything to be checked.
If Olivier doesn't have other prior commitment, he could stay longer.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI




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On Wed, 11/23/16, 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Olivier in St Maarten
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 12:18 PM


 









I plan on having
Olivier come to St Maarten sometime in March to supervise
the installation of my newstanding  rigging from
ACMO, I believe my friend Jeff might also come to St Maarten
to have his 54 Spirit inspected. Olivier will have a day or
two to inspect one or two other boats. Anyone interested
?We will be sharing the
airfare of 1500 euros and his salary is 500 euros per
day.Fair
WindsEricKimberlite Amel Super
Maramu #376  .


Olivier in St Maarten

eric freedman
 

I plan on having Olivier come to St Maarten sometime in March to supervise the installation of my new

standing  rigging from ACMO, I believe my friend Jeff might also come to St Maarten to have his 54 Spirit inspected. Olivier will have a day or two to inspect one or two other boats. Anyone interested ?

We will be sharing the airfare of 1500 euros and his salary is 500 euros per day.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzenmast shroud fitting?

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Stephen,

the purpose of the small swages on the mizzen mast top shrouds is indeed to support stainless steel tubes for a full cockpit awning. They were installed as a standard on the SM 2000 (probably from 2002 on) even if the owner did not wish a full awning. should he make up his mind later on, the swages were ready for use. You may need to do the same only if you intend to rig a full awning.
Maybe someone on this forum who has got this kind of "winter" awning could show some pictures of it "rigged".

The two items you show are designed to pick up paper towels (or whatever...) stuck at the bottom of a full clogged electric toilet bowl...You'd better put a sticker close to the WC against crew throwing anything in the bowl !!

Olivier


On Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:30 PM, "Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Hello Steve, I don’t have the 2 with the rings at the end…

I would have guessed the 2 with the U shape would have been to go on the part just mentioned on the mizzen shroud, but 6’ long wouldn’t fit…

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI

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On Tue, 11/22/16, Steve Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzenmast shroud fitting?
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 1:41 PM

Thank
you Bill. Was this an original Amel cover I assume. I
don't think I have seen any hint of that on board though
if someone has a picture, or a link to some, I'd be
curios to see what this cover looked. 
Also, I'll throw another phot
out with a few more mystery bits. Any idea what these
are?

Along with these, I am
wondering about the function of a roughly 6' length of
stainless rod with a dull point at one end and a looped
handle at the other. It seems to have a factory original
storage slot in the lazarette. 
SteveSV
Tourai


On 22 November 2016, at
2:20 PM, Stephen MORRISON steve_morrison@...
[amelyachtowners]
wrote:
[Attachment(s) from
Stephen MORRISON included below]As a new SM
owner (2003 #380) looking into replacing the standing
rigging, I can't figure out the function of the swage
fitting (ring a couple feet up) on the mizzenmast shrouds.
Can anyone explain it's function? I feel certain it has
one. More importantly, should I replicate it on new
shrouds?

All the best,
Steve
SV Tourai




Sent from my
iPhone




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a Surveyor in Portugal

antonio scipioni
 

Olivier beautè in La Rochelle is very professional and he know Amel very well. Ask him

Inviato da iPhone

Il giorno 22/nov/2016, alle ore 20:47, rcavie <no_reply@...> ha scritto:

 

I am looking for an Amel SM. I will need a surveyor. Is there anyone who is particularly recommended in Portugal? Thank you



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: REPLACING B & G WIND INSTRUMENTS.

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

If you ever need to fish a line down inside a mast, try a short length of bicycle chain as a weight. Thin, and flexible, it is much less likely to get stuck on the way down than most other options.

Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
On the Hard, Fort Lauderdale, FL
“Ships and men rot in port.” 







Re: REPLACING B & G WIND INSTRUMENTS.

Craig Briggs
 

Hi John,
Yes, we just did ours. 
Disconnect the old wire below. Then open the access plate at the base of the mast and fish out the wire. Now, SECURELY attach a messenger line to the end of the cable. Go up the mast and start pulling the old wire out as a helper feeds the cable and messenger into the access hole. When the messenger comes out the top, fasten it to the new wire and reverse the operation. 
If the messenger separates from the wire, all is not lost as, with lots of patience, you can dangle a heavy bolt or other weight on a string and retrieve that at the access hole.
Good luck,
Craig Briggs, SN#68 Sangaris 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <johnhayes862@...> wrote :

We need to replace the wind instruments and its equipment at the mast head.

Linking a new wind direction and speed sensor at the top of the main mast to a B&G Zeus2 screen in the cockpit requires a new cable to link the sensor and screen.

Has any one managed to replace the cable without lifting the mast out??

Any tips for a new boy would be gratefully received 

Best regards 

John Hayes (NZ)


painted rigging

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi everybody, 

I have removed some lettering from the mizzen boom and the white paint underneath the stickers is shinier. 
Does anyone know a safe way to even out the aspect?

Thanks

Thomas
SAM III
Amel 54 #122
Cap d'Agde, France


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] REPLACING B & G WIND INSTRUMENTS.

Thomas Peacock
 

It’s difficult to say without knowing which Amel you own. We replaced the cable on our SM with no difficulty, just tying the old cable to the new and pulling it through the separate compartment in the mast. They cables are not tied within the mast.

Tom Peacock
SM Aletes #240
St Augustine, Florida

On Nov 22, 2016, at 10:30 PM, JOHN HAYES johnhayes862@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


We need to replace the wind instruments and its equipment at the mast head.

Linking a new wind direction and speed sensor at the top of the main mast to a B&G Zeus2 screen in the cockpit requires a new cable to link the sensor and screen.

Has any one managed to replace the cable without lifting the mast out??

Any tips for a new boy would be gratefully received 

Best regards 

John Hayes (NZ)




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a Surveyor in Portugal

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Definitely recommend Olivier.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI



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On Wed, 11/23/16, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a Surveyor in Portugal
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 4:55 AM


 









Welcome!  The established protocol here is to sign
your emails with your name, boat model and hull number and
location especially if you are reporting a technical
problem.  In this way, other owners are better informed to
give you a pertinent answer.
For your “surveyor” question,
I (and most others in Europe buying an Amel) used the
services of Olivier Beauté.  He found all the wrinkles on
my boat.  He has the most experience with the unique
features/engineering of Amels.  You can find him at
Atlantic Yacht Surveyors in La Rochelle.
He often contributes to problem
solving for the members of this forum.
Kind regards,
Jean-Pierre GermainEleuthera, SM007,Lanzarote.

On 22 Nov 2016, at 19:47, rcavie
<no_reply@...>
wrote:















 




I am looking for an Amel SM.
I will need a surveyor. Is
there anyone who is particularly recommended in Portugal?
Thank you

















Jean-Pierre
Germain,+44
7551 211 511
jp.germain@...
jp.germain45@...












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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Looking for a Surveyor in Portugal

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>
 

Welcome!  The established protocol here is to sign your emails with your name, boat model and hull number and location especially if you are reporting a technical problem.  In this way, other owners are better informed to give you a pertinent answer.

For your “surveyor” question, I (and most others in Europe buying an Amel) used the services of Olivier Beauté.  He found all the wrinkles on my boat.  He has the most experience with the unique features/engineering of Amels.  You can find him at Atlantic Yacht Surveyors in La Rochelle.

He often contributes to problem solving for the members of this forum.

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera, SM007,
Lanzarote.


On 22 Nov 2016, at 19:47, rcavie <no_reply@...> wrote:

 

I am looking for an Amel SM. I will need a surveyor. Is there anyone who is particularly recommended in Portugal? Thank you




Jean-Pierre Germain,
+44 7551 211 511
jp.germain@...


Re: Mainsail drive replacement. photos attached

JOHN HAYES
 



FW: Mainsail drive replacement.

JOHN HAYES
 

Hi Ian

Think I am making progress. 

We have pulled the motor apart (ill send photos separately ) and discovered the problem was a ball bearing race that had failed. We have replaced bot for $22 nz and the new bearings are sealed to keep moisture out and grease in. an improvement!

The motor otherwise seems fine but will but will by a new gear box and let you know where we source a new motor. The new unit will be kept as a spare because it looks as if the old unit will continue to run

We have not sorted if it runs on 12 or 24 volts but think it most likely to be 12v

Thanks for your help at the outset

John

From: Karl Paterson <karl.paterson@...>
Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2016 at 10:07 AM
To: JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...>
Subject: RE: Mainsail drive replacement.

Hi John,

 

We can offer the following gearbox to suit.

 

1 x VF44P 70:1 P63 B14 B3                             $325.90 net + GST.

This is usually supplied as a raw aluminium finish however we can paint it using a two pot epoxy if you’d like. Allow an extra $45 + GST for this and 1 – 2 days for the paint to fully cure.  

Parts available ex stock NZ.  

 

For the DC motor, we’d need to know power, voltage and speed in order to offer a replacement.

 

Prices exclude GST and freight.

 

Please see attached dimensional info for reference.

 

Kind regards

 

Karl

 

 

From: JOHN HAYES [mailto:johnhayes862@...]
Sent: Tuesday, 22 November 2016 8:05 p.m.
To: Karl Paterson
Subject: Re: Mainsail drive replacement.

 

HI KARL

 

Photos are attached. 4.jpg has the best picture of the gear box.

 

Let me know if you need more

 

The part number came from a fellow in Europe who has the same gearbox on his boat and he says he got a gear box with that part number from the UK

 

Best

 

John

 

From: Karl Paterson <karl.paterson@...>
Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 4:14 PM
To: JOHN HAYES <johnhayes862@...>
Subject: Mainsail drive replacement.

 

Hi John,

 

Thanks for your enquiry regarding a replacement Bonfiglioli worm drive. If you can please provide photos of the gearbox as well as any motor details available I’ll have a look into what we can offer.

 

Kind regards

 

Karl Paterson | PT Application Engineer

SAECOWilson
88 Hastie Ave, Mangere Bridge,

PO Box 22 256, Otahuhu, Auckland, NZ
tel.
 09 622 8918  fax. 09 633 0074

mob. 029 294 0435
www.saecowilson.co.nz

 

 


REPLACING B & G WIND INSTRUMENTS.

JOHN HAYES
 

We need to replace the wind instruments and its equipment at the mast head.

Linking a new wind direction and speed sensor at the top of the main mast to a B&G Zeus2 screen in the cockpit requires a new cable to link the sensor and screen.

Has any one managed to replace the cable without lifting the mast out??

Any tips for a new boy would be gratefully received 

Best regards 

John Hayes (NZ)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] FURLING MOTORS

peter pappas
 

Thank  you very helpful. pjp


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzenmast shroud fitting?

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Hello Steve, I don’t have the 2 with the rings at the end…

I would have guessed the 2 with the U shape would have been to go on the part just mentioned on the mizzen shroud, but 6’ long wouldn’t fit…

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Harbor View Marina, Tortola, BVI




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On Tue, 11/22/16, Steve Morrison steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzenmast shroud fitting?
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 1:41 PM

Thank
you Bill. Was this an original Amel cover I assume. I
don't think I have seen any hint of that on board though
if someone has a picture, or a link to some, I'd be
curios to see what this cover looked. 
Also, I'll throw another phot
out with a few more mystery bits. Any idea what these
are?

Along with these, I am
wondering about the function of a roughly 6' length of
stainless rod with a dull point at one end and a looped
handle at the other. It seems to have a factory original
storage slot in the lazarette. 
SteveSV
Tourai


On 22 November 2016, at
2:20 PM, Stephen MORRISON steve_morrison@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:
[Attachment(s) from
Stephen MORRISON included below]As a new SM
owner (2003 #380) looking into replacing the standing
rigging, I can't figure out the function of the swage
fitting (ring a couple feet up) on the mizzenmast shrouds.
Can anyone explain it's function? I feel certain it has
one. More importantly, should I replicate it on new
shrouds?

All the best,
Steve
SV Tourai




Sent from my
iPhone


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzenmast shroud fitting?

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

Can't help you with the details of the cover, we don't have that one!

You'll also need someone else on those other bits, they are not on my boat.

Bill


Looking for a Surveyor in Portugal

rcavie <no_reply@...>
 

I am looking for an Amel SM. I will need a surveyor. Is there anyone who is particularly recommended in Portugal? Thank you



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzenmast shroud fitting? [1 Attachment]

Steve Morrison <steve_morrison@...>
 

Thank you Bill. Was this an original Amel cover I assume. I don't think I have seen any hint of that on board though if someone has a picture, or a link to some, I'd be curios to see what this cover looked. 

Also, I'll throw another phot out with a few more mystery bits. Any idea what these are?


Along with these, I am wondering about the function of a roughly 6' length of stainless rod with a dull point at one end and a looped handle at the other. It seems to have a factory original storage slot in the lazarette. 

Steve
SV Tourai



On 22 November 2016, at 2:20 PM, Stephen MORRISON steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

[Attachment(s) from Stephen MORRISON included below]

As a new SM owner (2003 #380) looking into replacing the standing rigging, I can't figure out the function of the swage fitting (ring a couple feet up) on the mizzenmast shrouds. Can anyone explain it's function? I feel certain it has one. More importantly, should I replicate it on new shrouds?

All the best,
Steve
SV Tourai






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Mizzenmast shroud fitting? [1 Attachment]

Bill Kinney <greatketch@...>
 

I had to ask the same question.  

It's to support a pole for a cover. If you don't have the cover, it's not needed. 



On Nov 22, 2016, at 14:20, Stephen MORRISON steve_morrison@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

As a new SM owner (2003 #380) looking into replacing the standing rigging, I can't figure out the function of the swage fitting (ring a couple feet up) on the mizzenmast shrouds. Can anyone explain it's function? I feel certain it has one. More importantly, should I replicate it on new shrouds?

All the best,
Steve
SV Tourai