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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

 


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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


Re: Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

 

Let's start by asking how long you have owned this Amel and what do you know about the previous work done on the boat?
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 7:42 PM Jacob Champness <jacob.champness@...> wrote:
OK, I have read every thread about keel rust and copper ballast straps, and I have several questions.

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. My boat, Maramu #42 is 41 years old.  There is no sign of a copper strap.  Is it possible the strap was a later innovation and there never was one on my boat?

4. If it was supposed to be there and it has been missing for who knows how long, then what problems should I look for besides the rusty ballast?

5. How in the heck do you get a new strap attached at the bottom of the bilge?  I mean like physically, how can you get a person and/or a tool into the bottom of the bilge on a Maramu?  I might be able to do it if I removed the engine, but that seems a bit excessive.  I mean if it's that or have the ballast fall off, I'll do it, but there must be an easier way, right?

6. What are you supposed to attach the other end of the ballast strap to?  Since I have none in the first place, I'm not sure were it might've been supposed to go.

Thanks so much for any thoughts and advice!

Jacob Champness
Maramu #42, Lark
St Augustine, USA

 


Keel rust and ballast straps on a Maramu

Jacob Champness
 

OK, I have read every thread about keel rust and copper ballast straps, and I have several questions.

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. My boat, Maramu #42 is 41 years old.  There is no sign of a copper strap.  Is it possible the strap was a later innovation and there never was one on my boat?

4. If it was supposed to be there and it has been missing for who knows how long, then what problems should I look for besides the rusty ballast?

5. How in the heck do you get a new strap attached at the bottom of the bilge?  I mean like physically, how can you get a person and/or a tool into the bottom of the bilge on a Maramu?  I might be able to do it if I removed the engine, but that seems a bit excessive.  I mean if it's that or have the ballast fall off, I'll do it, but there must be an easier way, right?

6. What are you supposed to attach the other end of the ballast strap to?  Since I have none in the first place, I'm not sure were it might've been supposed to go.

Thanks so much for any thoughts and advice!

Jacob Champness
Maramu #42, Lark
St Augustine, USA

 


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

 

Ok, how many slots on your foil? 1, 2, or 3?

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Thu, May 28, 2020, 5:04 PM Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:
Dear Bill,

no, it has 1 pole.
Ballooner/ gennaker is separate furled in front of the genoa.
But I like the possibility to have 2 genoa in the foil (butterfly)  - very good experiences on my previous catamaran.
And the genoa was attached in the left of the 2 grooves.

Best regards
Stefan
Amel 54 119 Lady Charlyette, currently Le Marin


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

Arno Luijten
 

Hi,

Relax, the furler swivel is just as it should be.

To enlighten you, the swivel is developed to fly two headsails simultaneously. Actually the Genua and the Ballooner (that is wat Amel calls it). If you look carefully you should notice three grooves in the foil.
This setup is created for what is called "Tradewind sailing", two headsails, no main, downwind sailing. It starts with a poled out Genua to one side (I'm not sure which side). Next you hoist the ballooner using a plastic "mouse" at the top of the sail in the second groove. The mouse has a hook to it to connect the second halyard to. The two ends of the halyard need to be connected to each other as well, making it an endless loop. When the ballooner is up it latches inside the stainless "protection". Once it's latched you can pull the halyard out the hook in the plastic mouse. Using the second whisker-pole to pole-out the ballooner to the other side.
If you now need to reduce sail because of a rain-squall or whatever, you can furl both sails together without getting the second halyard tangled.

If you need to get the balooner down again there is a white color mouse that looks a bit different from the one on the ballooner. By hoisting this in the third groove you will release the latch that holds the ballooner up and you will be able to retrieve the sail. The ballooner sail is a little bit like a Code-0 sail.

So the genua goes into the single groove in the foil on opposite of the two grooves that are next to each other.

Standard Amel supplied the 54 (with ballooner option) with 4 mouse-sliders, two of each type and one of those connected to the top of the ballooner-sail.

Regards,

Arno Luijten,
SV Luna,
A54-121

PS Be very careful to remove the stainless "protector" from the swivel as the bolts tend to be frozen solid in the aluminum swivel. I had to drill one out on our boat.


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

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear Bill,

no, it has 1 pole.
Ballooner/ gennaker is separate furled in front of the genoa.
But I like the possibility to have 2 genoa in the foil (butterfly)  - very good experiences on my previous catamaran.
And the genoa was attached in the left of the 2 grooves.

Best regards
Stefan
Amel 54 119 Lady Charlyette, currently Le Marin


Re: Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

 

Eric, et al, 

One of the blades should be held in place by the V shaped oil drain bolt, the other blade spins with the shaft.

Something is very wrong with this installation.
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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 1:51 PM eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

The second set of blades fit into the groove forward of the blades shown. There is also a set of plastic bearings that fit in that groove.

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

 

Before I answer, is your 54 rigged for twin headsails with two poles (ballooner)?


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


On Thu, May 28, 2020 at 8:55 AM Stefan Schaufert <mail@...> wrote:
Dear Ameliens,

I got a new front furler and have to hoist the genoa again.
When I prepaired the genoa loops I got the feeling that the Swivel respectively the lower part is in the wrong position.
At least it looks like. The stainless steel protection/ cover blocks the 2 grooves and the hole for the binding connection is on the opposite side.
Unfortunately I did not took pictures from taking down the genoa. But I know that the genoa was in the left one of the 2 grooves. The lonely front groove seems to be also possible but the threading point is much to high.
Probably I am wrong. 
My questions:
1. Is the position of the lower Swivel part right?
2. Do you have a picture with the right binding (hole on front, loop on back of the foil is not ideal - thus the binding has to go around the foil)?
3. What is the purpose of the stainless steel protection/ cover?
4. Inside the protection is a „mouse clip“. What is it for?

Thx a lot for your help.

Stefan, Lady Charlyette, Amel 54 119, Le Marin


Spurs line cutter on Amel 54

ULRICH DANGELMEYER
 

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: Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

eric freedman
 

The second set of blades fit into the groove forward of the blades shown. There is also a set of plastic bearings that fit in that groove.

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: Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

eric freedman
 

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: Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

ULRICH DANGELMEYER
 

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


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

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear Ameliens,

I got a new front furler and have to hoist the genoa again.
When I prepaired the genoa loops I got the feeling that the Swivel respectively the lower part is in the wrong position.
At least it looks like. The stainless steel protection/ cover blocks the 2 grooves and the hole for the binding connection is on the opposite side.
Unfortunately I did not took pictures from taking down the genoa. But I know that the genoa was in the left one of the 2 grooves. The lonely front groove seems to be also possible but the threading point is much to high.
Probably I am wrong. 
My questions:
1. Is the position of the lower Swivel part right?
2. Do you have a picture with the right binding (hole on front, loop on back of the foil is not ideal - thus the binding has to go around the foil)?
3. What is the purpose of the stainless steel protection/ cover?
4. Inside the protection is a „mouse clip“. What is it for?

Thx a lot for your help.

Stefan, Lady Charlyette, Amel 54 119, Le Marin


Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

 

Bill & Karen, thanks for doing this.
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On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 9:52 PM Karen Smith via groups.io <karenharmonie=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

With at least some businesses coming back on line in some areas, we are going to try again to put together a group of Amel owners who are looking to improve the appearance of their boats.

 

The rubber inserts that act as gutters along the top of the rubrail on the Super Maramu and Santorin have been occasionally available from Amel, but as heavy, bulky items shipping costs have been high from Europe to North America.

 

On our boat, SM #160, the rubber inserts are a faded, chalky, red with crumbling edges, and with every rain they wash a little bit more red mud down the hull.  It is time for them to go.

 

Just before the virus business disruptions hit hard, we had identified a custom extrusion company who could reproduce these for us in white EDPM, the most UV resistant rubber compound available.  All of the Super Maramus and Santorin used the same rubrail design, even those toward the end of the production run that had hard PVC gutters.  Custom colors (i.e., not white) are not going to be a cost effective option.

 

If your rub rail gutters are showing their age, and looking a bit ratty, or have been damaged, here is the chance for a significant cosmetic upgrade.

 

Until I get updated quotes, I can’t promise a price, but I’d expect less than $900–delivered by UPS—anywhere in the USA.  (Hawaii is possible, but can’t promise a delivery cost there yet.) The more people we have signed up, the more we can spread the setup costs, and the cheaper it gets.  The last delivered price I saw from Amel was over $2300.

 

Terms would be:  50% deposit to secure the order and lock in the price, and 50% when ready to ship.  Once the production run is set up and scheduled, we can’t add more later, so we’ll need to know everybody interested ahead of time. Reply to get on our list...  No money need yet, certainly not until we have a firm price and schedule.

 

If you did not get an email from us in the past week or so, you have somehow dropped off our radar, so let us know you are still interested.  

 

Not sure on timing yet, but requests for quote have gone out. I am hoping some of these places are hungry for business.


Re: Getting to St Maarten- New York

eric freedman
 

Hi Armo,

I fly into St Thomas June 1. I do not know what tickets mt crew has purchased so I might have to wait a few days in St Thomas for them.

We will then fly via private charter to SXM.

I am looking forward to meeting you.

Do you work on island?

Fair Winds

Eric

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Arno Luijten
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 8:34 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Getting to St Maarten- New York

 

Hi Eric,

I live on St. Maarten and at present the way they want to “see” things happening for people that want to evacuate their boat from St. Maarten is that they will allow people to fly in from abroad as of June 1st, when landend you are supposed to go to your boat and leave within 24 hrs. 
Clearly this idea is conceived by persons clueless about the reality of preparing a boat for large crossings. So I expect a lot of people will protest agains this “arrangement”.

This Island is governed by people that regrettably don’t have the skill-set required for such a task. The effect is that rulings change at a pace hard to keep up with. The ‘randomness” of the rulings is often frustrating as well.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121