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Re: Standing rigging - France

Philippe Chatton
 

Hi Mark 
I was in Golfe Juan the other day and saw that you had a very nice arch installed.
Would you mind sharing who did  that great work for you?
Note that we are almost neighbors 😁
Philippe Chatton
SM 445
Port Vauban - Antibes


Re: Two questions

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Mark,

Thanks. I’ll pass by the local chandlery tomorrow.

Cheers

Jean-Pierre Germain

On 31/05/2020, at 2:57 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



Can't help with Q1. Q2: The seals for the hatches are available from most
chandleries. I did ours while in Martinique. The square rubber fits best. It
is sold by the foot or meter from a big spool.



With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Two questions

Hello Gang,

Our Eleuthera is powered by a Volvo TMD22. Our rotary start switch on the
optional Engine start panel is not functioning correctly. Anybody know where
I can procure a replacement?

Second question: the seals on the overhead hatches are beginning to leak. Is
there a source for this seal?

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, Opua NZ






Re: Two questions

Mark Erdos
 

Can't help with Q1. Q2: The seals for the hatches are available from most
chandleries. I did ours while in Martinique. The square rubber fits best. It
is sold by the foot or meter from a big spool.



With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
www.creampuff.us

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Germain Jean-Pierre
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:44 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Two questions

Hello Gang,

Our Eleuthera is powered by a Volvo TMD22. Our rotary start switch on the
optional Engine start panel is not functioning correctly. Anybody know where
I can procure a replacement?

Second question: the seals on the overhead hatches are beginning to leak. Is
there a source for this seal?

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, Opua NZ


Two questions

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hello Gang,

Our Eleuthera is powered by a Volvo TMD22. Our rotary start switch on the optional Engine start panel is not functioning correctly. Anybody know where I can procure a replacement?

Second question: the seals on the overhead hatches are beginning to leak. Is there a source for this seal?

Kind regards,

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, Opua NZ


Re: Mango Headsail Question

Arlo
 

Hello Alan, thats interesting. Do you have any pictures of the deck attachment point that you can share please (both above and below the deck?


Re: Mango Headsail Question

svcharisma
 

Arlo,
We have Mango #62, (1986).  We have a removeable inner forestay that seems to be original equipment.  We use this with a hank-on sail for the second head sail when sailing downwind.  It works well.

Alan
sv Charisma


Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

eric freedman
 

Steel is steel. If bare steel is exposed to salt water it will rust. It is very important to immediately prime the ballast as soon as it is sanded. Slight oxidation will cause the bottom paint to flake of.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jacob Champness
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 10:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

 

Fair enough, but setting my specific vessel aside, and asking about ballast and copper straps on Maramus in general:

1. If the copper strap is intact, then is it true that there would be no rusting of the ballast?

2. If the rust repair job is done perfectly (the ballast is sanded clean and shiny and then immediately sealed of), then is the copper strap even necessary?

3. Is it possible that a 1979 Maramu never had a strap?

4. If the strap were missing for several years from a Maramu that should have had it then what problems would you expect to see?

5. How have others physically managed to attach a strap at the bottom of the bilge on a Maramu?  Does anyone have pictures of that job?

6. Could anyone who has the strap in place on their Maramu please comment on where it attaches at the other end from the ballast?

7. In general, how can you ever be sure that the upper surface of the ballast against the GRP stub is sealed and free of rust?

Thanks!
Jacob Champness
Maramu #42, Lark
St Augustine, USA


Re: IALA buoy system warning

Matt Salatino
 

Terrible!
He must have been very tired......

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On May 30, 2020, at 3:32 PM, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,

Warning according to an incident yesterday in le Marin, Martinique. 

We observed an AMEL super maramu full sail up entering the bay. The captain left a green buoy at his starboard side and ended up shipwracked on the reef.

We do not know all details of this incident. 

But be warned, here is the IALA buoy sytem B used opposite to europe with IALA system A. 

All european scippers need to pay attention. 

IALA A is used by countries in Africa, most of Asia, Australia, Europe and India. IALA B is used by countries in North, Central and South America, Japan, Korea and the Philippines.

By mixing up the different color code you my end up on the reef. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 


Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

Jacob Champness
 

Fair enough, but setting my specific vessel aside, and asking about ballast and copper straps on Maramus in general:

1. If the copper strap is intact, then is it true that there would be no rusting of the ballast?

2. If the rust repair job is done perfectly (the ballast is sanded clean and shiny and then immediately sealed of), then is the copper strap even necessary?

3. Is it possible that a 1979 Maramu never had a strap?

4. If the strap were missing for several years from a Maramu that should have had it then what problems would you expect to see?

5. How have others physically managed to attach a strap at the bottom of the bilge on a Maramu?  Does anyone have pictures of that job?

6. Could anyone who has the strap in place on their Maramu please comment on where it attaches at the other end from the ballast?

7. In general, how can you ever be sure that the upper surface of the ballast against the GRP stub is sealed and free of rust?

Thanks!
Jacob Champness
Maramu #42, Lark
St Augustine, USA


IALA buoy system warning

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

Warning according to an incident yesterday in le Marin, Martinique. 

We observed an AMEL super maramu full sail up entering the bay. The captain left a green buoy at his starboard side and ended up shipwracked on the reef.

We do not know all details of this incident. 

But be warned, here is the IALA buoy sytem B used opposite to europe with IALA system A. 

All european scippers need to pay attention. 

IALA A is used by countries in Africa, most of Asia, Australia, Europe and India. IALA B is used by countries in North, Central and South America, Japan, Korea and the Philippines.

By mixing up the different color code you my end up on the reef. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 


Published May 28 2020 -- How to get to and depart from St Maarten

eric freedman
 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Genoa Swivel - position + binding connection to the genoa top loop - Amel 54

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear Arno, dear Bill,

thx a lot for your fast response, help and explanations.
Seems that I had the wrong memories, despite I am only 50 years old ;-))
Now I have a better picture for the purpose of the 2 grooves. My Amel is not equipped to use them.

I will hoist the genoa in the single slot and everything is fine again.

Best regards
Stefan
Amel 54 119 Lady Charlyette, last day in Le Marin


Re: Genoa Swivel - position + binding connection to the genoa top loop - Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

To add to Bill's remark, the Ballooner and the Gennaker are NOT the same sails. I believe the Ballooner to be a bit less "baggy" compared to the Gennaker. This enables it to be furled together with the Genua.
When you look at Bill's picture you can see the latching mouse needs to go to the right slot (relative to the view of picture) and the releasing mouse is hoisted in the left slot (again relative to the picture).

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Genoa Swivel - position + binding connection to the genoa top loop - Amel 54

 

OK, I believe you are trying to raise the genoa on the wrong slot. The genoa goes into the isolated single slot. The other two slots which are close together are used by the Amel twin pole system. It is possible that your swivel and foil are also rigged with a tongue guide on the swivel. I am not sure what you have, but the aluminum tongue looks like this:

image.png

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


On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 8:27 PM Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:
2 +1 = 3 in sum 

Best regards
Stefan

Amel 54 119 Lady Charlyette, currently Le Marin


Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

 

Jacob,

I think it is impossible to answer your questions because the historical information is not available to you or me. An Amel the age of your Maramu has been through numerous owners and many changes. Yes, the "guys" doing the rust prevention job likely did not do it correctly, which is another non-spec. change. Trust me when I say, your Maramu has many of these.

The next time your Maramu is out of the water, test continuity from one of the exposed iron spots to the zinc on the rudder. If no continuity, your iron ballast is not protected.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 5:48 AM Jacob Champness <jacob.champness@...> wrote:
I've owned her for 2 years.  I don't know about any work done on the ballast or the strap prior to that.  I observed some small rust bubbles on the very bottom of the aft end of the ballast when we hauled in Guatemala a little over a year agoand had the them cleaned up and covered over but I don't think the guys there did a great job.  I recently observed more of the same while cleaning the bottom in George Town.

Here's one more question I meant to ask above:  How can you ever be sure that the upper surface of the ballast against the GRP stub is sealed and free of rust?

Thanks again!

Jacob Champness
Maramu #42, Lark
St Augustine, USA


Mango Headsail Question

Arlo
 

Hello all. I have a 1985 Mango and looking at flying dual headsails for downwind running. I have figured out the Amel poles and wanted to know if there was originally a mouse that runs up the foil when raising the second headsail like on the SM's or if it requires a different approach.....How are my fellow Mango owners handling this?
Thanks 
Arlo


Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

Jacob Champness
 

I've owned her for 2 years.  I don't know about any work done on the ballast or the strap prior to that.  I observed some small rust bubbles on the very bottom of the aft end of the ballast when we hauled in Guatemala a little over a year agoand had the them cleaned up and covered over but I don't think the guys there did a great job.  I recently observed more of the same while cleaning the bottom in George Town.

Here's one more question I meant to ask above:  How can you ever be sure that the upper surface of the ballast against the GRP stub is sealed and free of rust?

Thanks again!

Jacob Champness
Maramu #42, Lark
St Augustine, USA


Re: Volvo parts

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Parts4Engines.com did not have the oil pressure sensor I was looking for, but these guys do:

 

https://www.volvopentashop.com/volspec/en-GB

 

I have also been advised recently by engineers to stick to genuine Volvo parts.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ian Townsend
Sent: 25 May 2020 21:57
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo parts

 

Yes. Parts4engines.com is excellent for us Volvo owners anywhere in the world. 

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

 

 

-------- Original message --------

From: marklesparkle59 <marklesparkle59@...>

Date: 2020-05-25 16:49 (GMT-05:00)

Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo parts

 

Partsforengines.com seem good and were helpful. 

Mark Porter

Sea Hobo

Sharki96

 

 

 

Sent from my Samsung device



-------- Original message --------
From: Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...>
Date: 25/05/2020 19:29 (GMT+00:00)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo parts

Hi,

 

Could someone recommend where to get Volvo parts online in the UK.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Spurs line cutter on Amel 54

eric freedman
 

Hi Ulrich,

The photo did not come through.

The fixed Blade has a protrusion that fits into a V cut into the oil drain plug of the “C”

Drive.

I believe the blades are made for the Amel  system and  is not stock to Spurs.

Attached please, find a photo of ½ of the fixed blade which broke on my spurs unit.

If you will notice the V shaped part with 2 nylon “bumpers” this is half of what is missing from your spurs.

This is the part that fits into the oil drain plug.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of ULRICH DANGELMEYER
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:17 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Spurs line cutter on Amel 54

 

Hi Eric,

 

THX so much. Another pic, not so good, from aside view.

 

 

For more detailed enclosed view, you can it enlarge. Hopfully the space between is just right enough to fit the second fixed blade.

So I would order it from Spurs. From the US to Greece.

 

(Interesting and confusing is the picture shown in the Amels owners manual page 7-21, where are only a 1 set of blades shown. „semi cutter“ system?)

 

All the very best and THX

Ulrich

„SoleilBleu“ /A54 #088.

<> 

 

Am 28.05.2020 um 20:49 schrieb eric freedman <kimberlite@...>:



There is supposed to be 2 sets of blades. In your photo I only see one.

Could you send more photos?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of ULRICH DANGELMEYER
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 12:07 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

 

Hi Eric,

Hi all,

 

you are very right, I just find a picture from last year on the hard. This may be the original Amel setup from 2008.

 

SPURS type B(ravo).

 

But the 2. blade mounting and zinc missing. And in the owners manual (for options) I also find a picture from original setup (2008) like mine.

Confusing.

Any comments and recommendations for clarifying are very appreciated . Thanks to all.

 

Best wishes and stay safe!

and Eric, good luck for your little escape :)

 

Ulrich

„SoleilBleu54“ / A54 088.

 

 

<> 

 

Am 28.05.2020 um 00:08 schrieb eric freedman <kimberlite@...>:




If I am not mistaken the Model of the cutter is “B”

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paul Guenette via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:21 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

 

Hi Ulrich,

If you contact Leean Ali at Spurs and give her your information she should be able to tell you the size you will need. Spurs also sells replacement parts and rebuild kits. I believe if you ship them your line cutter they can preform a servicing and rebuild on your line cutter and ship it back to you too.

Spurs Marine Mfg.
201 SW 33 STREET
FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33315 USA
Tel. 954-463-2707

Office@...
http://www.spursmarine.com

fair winds

Paul currently in San Francisco

sv Aramis    SM 444

 


Re: Genoa Swivel - position + binding connection to the genoa top loop - Amel 54

Stefan Schaufert
 

2 +1 = 3 in sum 

Best regards
Stefan

Amel 54 119 Lady Charlyette, currently Le Marin