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Re: Carrying Tender on Davits while crossing

tony wells
 

Hi Mohammad

I was originally seeking to buy a Highfield 310 Hypalon. However, I bought the 290 in PVC. 

The bow shape of the latest models has been ‘squared’ off, so I figured the useable space/seating of the 290 was equivalent to the previous 310 and I didn’t need any more volume than that, plus the 290 will fit even more comfortably on the coachroof. Incidentally, the lifting points (ie for davit use) seem exactly the same distance apart in the latest 290 and 310 models despite the different LOA of the models. 

The dealer convinced me the latest generation PVC from Highfield meant that the price difference for Hypalon was out of the question. And whilst Hypalon undoubtedly performs better in UV, I also read that PVC welding is superior to glued Hypalon seams? Finally, I was told that Hypalon marks more easily than PVC - note, all anecdotal info, others will have first hand experience! I would probably have still bought Hypalon if it hadn’t been something like 70% more expensive! 

The price of the latest model Highfield Classic 290 in light grey inc tax was only 2,700 Euros so it was an easy decision. Mecca Marine, Malta (Nichol on Whatsapp +35679732783). 

Hope useful,

Tony
A54 #102 Balthazar
Manoel Island, Malta

On 17 Feb 2020, at 00:54, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Hi all;

 

We are in the process of selecting a new tender. We are considering the Highfield CL310 or CL340. I would appreciate input on the following issues:

 

  1. Opinions on the Highfield line of tenders. Good or bad.
  2. The CL310 seems to be a bit short and the bow may not sit firmly on the Davit when pulled up. The CL340 works great but will be wider the transom creating issues in tight docking quarters. What is the shortest length used by A54 owners with success?
  3. Can some one provide a measurement from the back of the mizzenmast to the mizzen traveler? I’d like to see which tender would fit on the aft sundeck.
  4. Opinions on carrying the tender deflated, pulled up and firmly lashed to the Davits during crossings? I’m concerned about following seas and waves hitting the tender and placing a substantial force on the Davits.
  5. PVC or Hypalon? There is about a 2000 Euro upcharge for Hypalon.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

Re: Carrying Tender on Davits while crossing

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Mohammed

1. No opinion

2. We have an AB 9.5 UL and it is sufficient. Has the big sausages and it’s dry and very quick. Good for long distance shopping if anchored remotely. 

3 IMO. The best ob is the 2 stroke Yamaha Enduro 15 HP. More torque, more top speed and being 2 str, even my female weakling can start it. Not so with my previous Honda vibrator 5 hp 4 str. 

4. Hypalon should be your only choice; the sun will kill the other one very quickly 

Come join us in the Pacific. :-)

Cheers,

Jean-Pierre Germain 
SY Eleuthera, Marsden Cove, NZ


On 17/02/2020, at 3:33 PM, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Although I don't have davits I can say that a 3.10 meter dingy fits nicely on the aft coach-roof assuming you cover the shower-hatch.. My guess is that 3.40 meter would be very tight.
Typically we keep it on the aft coach-roof and also deflated. Ours has a polyester bottom (a very simple PVC model from Plastimo). In the marina where we typically are we move the dingy a bit aft to clear the shower hatch. It then interferes with the mizzen-traveller, but in the marina there is obviously now issue with that. It also limits the opening of the aft locker in that position, we need to secure it to stay open.

PVC/Hypalon. From what I saw the price-difference is not that big. but is has been a while since I looked. If you want to keep the dingy for several years in the tropics and use it intensively, there is only the choice for Hypalon, unless you make/buy tube covers. Here in the Caribbean you see almost exclusively Hypalon apart from a poor guy on an Amel 54 ;-)

Cheers,

Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: Carrying Tender on Davits while crossing

Arno Luijten
 

Although I don't have davits I can say that a 3.10 meter dingy fits nicely on the aft coach-roof assuming you cover the shower-hatch.. My guess is that 3.40 meter would be very tight.
Typically we keep it on the aft coach-roof and also deflated. Ours has a polyester bottom (a very simple PVC model from Plastimo). In the marina where we typically are we move the dingy a bit aft to clear the shower hatch. It then interferes with the mizzen-traveller, but in the marina there is obviously now issue with that. It also limits the opening of the aft locker in that position, we need to secure it to stay open.

PVC/Hypalon. From what I saw the price-difference is not that big. but is has been a while since I looked. If you want to keep the dingy for several years in the tropics and use it intensively, there is only the choice for Hypalon, unless you make/buy tube covers. Here in the Caribbean you see almost exclusively Hypalon apart from a poor guy on an Amel 54 ;-)

Cheers,

Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121

Carrying Tender on Davits while crossing

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi all;

 

We are in the process of selecting a new tender. We are considering the Highfield CL310 or CL340. I would appreciate input on the following issues:

 

  1. Opinions on the Highfield line of tenders. Good or bad.
  2. The CL310 seems to be a bit short and the bow may not sit firmly on the Davit when pulled up. The CL340 works great but will be wider the transom creating issues in tight docking quarters. What is the shortest length used by A54 owners with success?
  3. Can some one provide a measurement from the back of the mizzenmast to the mizzen traveler? I’d like to see which tender would fit on the aft sundeck.
  4. Opinions on carrying the tender deflated, pulled up and firmly lashed to the Davits during crossings? I’m concerned about following seas and waves hitting the tender and placing a substantial force on the Davits.
  5. PVC or Hypalon? There is about a 2000 Euro upcharge for Hypalon.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

Re: New owner

Stephen Davis
 

Congratulations on your new boat Paul. We spent time with Jean Paul and Nicole in Bonaire, Panama, and Hawaii, and assuming Aramis is there previous boat, you have a very nice Amel. If you are still in Mexico, we expect to be there in late 2020, and hope to meet you then. 


Regards,

Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM 72
Ko Olina, Hawaii

Re: New owner

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hello Paul;

 

Welcome to the group. Wishing you many great adventures aboard your Amel.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Guenette via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 4:31 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New owner

 

Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Re: Victron Quattro charger/inverter insta

michael winand
 

The power assist with the quattro can be used in a situation where the shore power is not a high enough amperes. 
Michael  nebo small 251


On Fri, 7 Feb 2020 at 12:31 am, James Cromie via Groups.Io
<jamescromie@...> wrote:
I have installed the Quattro on our Super Maramu #347.  Indeed, the transfer switch capability of the Quattro is currently not necessary for is because of the original transfer switch.  I have the Quattro installed after the original transfer switch. However, when/if that switch fails, we now have redundancy, which I consider an important aspect of any system on our boat.

Indeed, you're paying a bit more money for the Quattro,  but when is anything on a boat ever cheap!

Best,
James
Soteria SM2k 347
Vista mar



On Feb 6, 2020 07:09, "Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica" <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:
Hello,

I do not see the point to buy a quattro and bypass the AMEL shore power switch. If we would not have this switch it makes sense, but with an automatic switch installed? 

On my boat the multi is doing fine with the original AMEL setup. 

I split the AC panel, as described in my youtube video. Its no problem to move some breakers and carefully move the labels with them. One side / bus of AC pannel for inverter the other for shorepower/genset. It is also possible to split an AC bus. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 


On Thu, Feb 6, 2020, 05:52 David Crisp <david@...> wrote:
I've been reading through the various threads as I prepare to install solar and LiFePo on my Amel 54 and start ordering the components. It's tremendously helpful so thanks to everyone who has shared their experiences.

I'm just deciding between the Victron Multiplus and Quattro inverter/charger and would like to know why the majority of you appear to go for the Quattro. So far the existing Amel AC source selection system which automatically prioritises generator over shore power seems to work okay. Is it just a question of neatness or are there other reasons please?
--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58


Re: Engine Mounts and Decoupling Vetus/Engine Block

michael winand
 

I have recently been through this process with a new installation. 
You may find that the c drive mounts have sagged from the original position  just a few mm as the c drive is in 2 sections. Your engine mounts have probably sagged as well. 
I would begin with the current drive mounts and then the engine mounts. I gave everything a really good clean up with the engine lifted. 

On Sat, 8 Feb 2020 at 2:06 am, Alan "Woody" Wood
<woody@...> wrote:
Hi All

I've got a few jobs that require decoupling the Vetus from the engine block:

  • Changing engine mounts
  • Changing the Vetus rubber coupling parts
  • Replacing an oil seal/gasket on the flywheel bell housing (it's very leaky!). 

I've trawled the threads and got a fair idea of what to do for the most part (I think!), so thanks to all who contributed, but still have a few questions:

  • What engine mounts are used on SM 97's with a TMD 22 engine - there seems to be plenty of discussion on the subject but no definitive answer?
  • How exactly does the alignment tool (designed by Eric Freedman I think) work in practice? 
  • There is a bit of discussion about 'the trick' to avoid cutting the heads off the coupling bolts - how does this work in practice? 
Anything else you think I should consider while it's all apart? I have the added complication of a prop alternator fitted to the shaft by the way :/

Thanks in advance!

Woody
SM'97

Re: New owner

Dan Carlson
 

Welcome aboard Paul.  I think we crossed paths in Providencia.  I wish you all the best.

Daniel and Lori Carlson on sv BeBe currently in Cartagena Columbia (and heading east)

On Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 7:30 PM Paul Guenette via Groups.Io <paulguenette=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Re: New owner

Courtney Gorman
 

Congratulations Paul enjoy your new vessel 
Cheers 🥂 
Courtney 
svTrippin
54#101
MARIN


On Feb 15, 2020, at 7:30 PM, Paul Guenette via Groups.Io <paulguenette@...> wrote:

Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Re: New owner

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Salut Paul,

We are good friends of the PO. We helped each other out from Lanzarote to S of Panama. 

Welcome aboard

Jean-Pierre Germain 
Eleuthera SM 007 NZ


On 16/02/2020, at 1:30 PM, Paul Guenette via Groups.Io <paulguenette@...> wrote:

Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Re: New owner

Mark Erdos
 

 

Hi Paul,

 

Congratulations. Hopefully our paths will cross out here one day.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Galapagos

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Guenette via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 8:31 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New owner

 

Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico

New owner

Paul Guenette
 

Hello,

My name is Paul Guenette.

I am the proud and happy owner of Aramis, a Super Maramu 2000.

Aramis is hull number 444 and was built in 2004.

I am currently in the Sea of Cortez just south of Loreto, Mexico.

I am really grateful for this form and those contribute to it. I have gained a lot of valuable information from this form, thank you.

Best regards, Paul 

sv Aramis
SM 444
Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Maramu Hydranet Mainsail for sale

 

I just posted a Marumu Mainsail in Parts for Sale at:
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Dessalator Watermaker 24 volt motor

 

Thomas,

Thanks for your posting. Did you try Dessalator.com for these brushes? I think this is important to know.


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On Wed, Feb 5, 2020 at 2:00 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hello 

There are 4 brushes on the motor. They are held in place by rubber covers that you unscrew. 
I find it easier to bring the motor out of the engine room to work on the brushes. 

I cleaned the carbon dust twice in the space of a couple of weeks and eventually replaced the brushes. Looking at the new ones, I noticed the old ones were slightly cracked lengthways, which could have explained why they wouldn’t slide so freely in their housing and would eventually lose conductivity. I guess i could have sanded them down a little to fix the issue. 

We sourced the brushes here:
vendite@...

Product code SP1812MC50

They’re not cheap (about €15 each) and they had a minimum order of €180 and would only
ship dhl which was €60. The company was a bit of a pain to work with, as they usually only work with companies, not individuals. 

We got a discount for ordering 3 sets of 4 brushes n springs, and still have a spare one.


Hope that helps

Thomas
GARULFO
A54-122
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, French Polynesia 




On 4 Feb 2020, at 13:24, ofer magen <ofermagen@...> wrote:

Hallo,
I have the same problem now with the 24v motor not working.
Can you please explain where the brushes are and how to remove them?
Thanks, 
Ofer
SV Alba
Amel 54 #160
Cyprus 

Re: ZF25M shifting problem

Brent Cameron
 

I don’t have an Amel yet but I had similar issues with my old Yanmar and it turned out to be the cable. You might want to disconnect it and try the shifter manually to rule it out. 

Brent Cameron, Future Amel owner & Amel Owner's Registry Moderator

On Feb 15, 2020, 6:29 AM -0500, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...>, wrote:
Hello,

Did you check your gear oil? 

Any water in it? 

Did you service the gear oil cooler? 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 

On Sat, Feb 8, 2020, 09:12 Arnold Mente via Groups.Io <Arnold.mente=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Amelians,
 
does anyone already have the problem that the shifting of the ZF25M gearbox is very difficult? It has occurred and the boat has not been used.
Would be grateful someone knows the problem so that I can initiate the necessary measures from a distance. The Morse switch is checked and maintained.
 
Thank you very much
Arnold
 

--
SY Zephyr SM203


--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada

Re: ZF25M shifting problem

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

Did you check your gear oil? 

Any water in it? 

Did you service the gear oil cooler? 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 

On Sat, Feb 8, 2020, 09:12 Arnold Mente via Groups.Io <Arnold.mente=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello Amelians,
 
does anyone already have the problem that the shifting of the ZF25M gearbox is very difficult? It has occurred and the boat has not been used.
Would be grateful someone knows the problem so that I can initiate the necessary measures from a distance. The Morse switch is checked and maintained.
 
Thank you very much
Arnold
 

--
SY Zephyr SM203

Re: turning direction of prop and thread pitch - Santorin

JOHN HAYES
 

My Santorin is turning clockwise........ if you believe the direction of the prop alternator 

John Hayes 
Ngawaka sn 41


On 15/02/2020, at 4:07 PM, Volker Hasenauer <volker.hasenauer@...> wrote:


Hi Daniel,

thanks for your reply.

I have now 2 replies...one say right, the other say left. Leaving me with no other choice as to wait until I get my boat out of the water and physically check what I got....

I have checked as well with Maud, however so far no reply from her.

Many thanks for your effort,

Greetings from Langkawi,

Volker
SY Aquamarine, Santorin 027
Borneo, Malaysia 

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 11:37 PM Daniel Frey <Daniel.m.frey@...> wrote:
On my Santorins prop it says: L 19 x 14

L = left turning

19 = 19 inch = diameter of the prop

14 = 14 inch = theoretical distance achieved with 1 turn

Daniel Frey, SN 64 / 1992

Re: turning direction of prop and thread pitch - Santorin

Volker Hasenauer
 

Hi Daniel,

thanks for your reply.

I have now 2 replies...one say right, the other say left. Leaving me with no other choice as to wait until I get my boat out of the water and physically check what I got....

I have checked as well with Maud, however so far no reply from her.

Many thanks for your effort,

Greetings from Langkawi,

Volker
SY Aquamarine, Santorin 027
Borneo, Malaysia 

On Tue, Feb 11, 2020 at 11:37 PM Daniel Frey <Daniel.m.frey@...> wrote:
On my Santorins prop it says: L 19 x 14

L = left turning

19 = 19 inch = diameter of the prop

14 = 14 inch = theoretical distance achieved with 1 turn

Daniel Frey, SN 64 / 1992

Re: Novamar Insurance

Eric Meury
 

amazing...as i was just in the process of talking with them.  I have the same issue with pantan.


On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 1:17 PM Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io <carlylelk=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
I received a notice of non-renewal from Novamar today.  They stated in the letter that the reason for non-renewal was a change in their underwriting practices.  They also said that the non-renewal was not due to anything pertaining to me.  Thought I'd let people know here in case you have novamar insurance.  My agent was unable to give me an explanation for Novamars change in policy. It could be just for boats down in the Caribbean, or they might be getting out of the marine recreational insurance industry altogether.

Duane
Wanderer SM#477