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Re: Reefing and sail-handling on conventionally rigged Maramu, versus electric furling?

Paul Villinski
 

David, thank you for telling me about your set-up on Air Ops, which sounds like a very good alternative to the Amel motorized, in-mast furling. My understanding is that in-boom furling allows the sail to have some roach, which isn't possible with in-mast furling, as well as battens. I am guessing there is a not insignificant improvement in performance with this arrangement? I've also been fortunate to hear from another owner of a conventionally rigged Maramu via email, and his experience has been nothing but positive -- he makes the case for the simplicity and reliability of the standard rig. 

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi Oliver,

 

We met in Culatra. Welcome to the Caribbean! How long to you plan to stay in Martinique?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
Sent: 05 February 2020 07:24
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump

 

Hello Carina,

 

Since I changed my fridge cooling to brushless and VESC CONTROLLER we had no pump breakdowns anymore. Now we use it in tropical conditions in the Caribbean and its still working fine.

You will need some kind of setup to switch the Motor on and of.

I use a microcontroller instead of the original Thermostat that regulates also the temperature control of fridge and freezer.

If u need help let me know

I am interested how you get on. 

 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 

Martinique

 

On Wed, Feb 5, 2020, 04:34 CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:

Thank you Olivier for sharing this info!
We have had lots of problems with the pumps during our 4 year sail in Pacific. Never lasting longer than 5-6 months, sometimes even shorter.

We just ordered the scooter motor and will try your set up! 
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

ste.dente
 

Thanks for the suggestion Pat! Very useful
I’ll try to find someone nearby

Stefania Dente
Euploia SN 93

Il giorno 5 feb 2020, alle ore 14:30, Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32@...> ha scritto:


Stefania, My boat did not have the tool, and I was going to make one ,when another owner for some reason had two and gave me one. I think the tool would be very easy to fabricate ,keep in mind that it does not need to be made from wood & metal or resemble the tool , however a bit of a cone shape would ease it into the hole in the hull. If there is another Amel nearby , borrow it to get your dimension and fabricate one . 
Good Luck,
Pat
SM#123
 


-----Original Message-----
From: ste.dente <ste.dente@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Feb 4, 2020 5:05 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Thanks for the immediate response. I wrote to AMEL Mediterranee last spring; the response was that this tool was no more available and I thought that was definitely so. May be I try again with AMEL France.

Stefania Dente
S/Y Euploia SN#93
Italy

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 19:01, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto:


One of my clients told me that he bought the tool from SAV"at"Amel.fr within the last 60 days.

Have you actually written Amel? If so, what was their response?

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

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 11:10 AM ste.dente <ste.dente@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
I just wrote one or two times before now, but I religiously read all your very interesting interventions. 
My husband and I are preparing our Santorin for the Atlantic crossing in November. I asked Amel Mediterranee about the possibility to buy the “tool” you are talking about , but it seems it isn’t available anymore. 
Do you think that it could be possible to let it made by someone (carpenter or someone like this)? 
How can I have the sizes of the tool?
May be someone of you has a tool to sell?
Any suggestion should be very appreciated 

Stefania Dente 
SN 93 Euploia
Bocca di Magra (Italy)

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 17:44, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:


On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 04:10:20 PM UTC, heinz@... <heinz@...> wrote:


Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

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Re: Selling an Amel Mango

Arnold Mente
 

Hi Frederic,

I would recommend Michel Carpentier, he is selling only Amel!! 

Best

Arnold
SY Zephyr
SM 203


Am 05.02.2020 um 14:53 schrieb Frederic F <fgf@...>:

Hi everyone,

we intend to sell our 1980 Amel Mango after 26 years of ownership. The boat is located in croatia and we are now not sure whats the best way to sell the boat. Does anyone of you have any tips for us?

Thank you in advance.

All the best
Frederic



--
SY Zephyr SM203

Bow thruster tool

william reynolds
 

As a newbie inn the pack I read and heed all the advice on the Owners site.
the info on bow thruster service and maintenance is very informative and rewarding.
There is mention and reference to  'THE TOOL'. Several owners have inquired about it.
Whilst perusing the inventory and tools left by the previous owners (thank you Joe) I came 
upon the item in the attached photo. Is this 'THE TOOL'. If not, what is it?
Best
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2K 331

Selling an Amel Mango

Frederic F
 

Hi everyone,

we intend to sell our 1980 Amel Mango after 26 years of ownership. The boat is located in croatia and we are now not sure whats the best way to sell the boat. Does anyone of you have any tips for us?

Thank you in advance.

All the best
Frederic

Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Patrick McAneny
 

Stefania, My boat did not have the tool, and I was going to make one ,when another owner for some reason had two and gave me one. I think the tool would be very easy to fabricate ,keep in mind that it does not need to be made from wood & metal or resemble the tool , however a bit of a cone shape would ease it into the hole in the hull. If there is another Amel nearby , borrow it to get your dimension and fabricate one . 
Good Luck,
Pat
SM#123
 


-----Original Message-----
From: ste.dente <ste.dente@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Feb 4, 2020 5:05 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Thanks for the immediate response. I wrote to AMEL Mediterranee last spring; the response was that this tool was no more available and I thought that was definitely so. May be I try again with AMEL France.

Stefania Dente
S/Y Euploia SN#93
Italy

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 19:01, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto:


One of my clients told me that he bought the tool from SAV"at"Amel.fr within the last 60 days.

Have you actually written Amel? If so, what was their response?

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

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 11:10 AM ste.dente <ste.dente@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
I just wrote one or two times before now, but I religiously read all your very interesting interventions. 
My husband and I are preparing our Santorin for the Atlantic crossing in November. I asked Amel Mediterranee about the possibility to buy the “tool” you are talking about , but it seems it isn’t available anymore. 
Do you think that it could be possible to let it made by someone (carpenter or someone like this)? 
How can I have the sizes of the tool?
May be someone of you has a tool to sell?
Any suggestion should be very appreciated 

Stefania Dente 
SN 93 Euploia
Bocca di Magra (Italy)

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 17:44, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:


On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 04:10:20 PM UTC, heinz@... <heinz@...> wrote:


Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

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Re: Replacement windscreens

Barry Connor
 

Thank’s Paul,
It was not MEK. I know what that does to plastic. These blotches and crazings will not polish out and if I tried to buff them out I could make it worse and the insurers might say that I made more damage, best to leave it for the insurers to made the assessment first.
I will ask Amel for the brackets to go with the struts and fix them myself first. At least I can not mess it up if I am going to have new windscreens made.
All the top and rear hatches and port windows on the Starboard side have been affected. These also need to be replaced. Need to find a contact for this also. All port windows on the Port side are still completely clear.
Best

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Port St Charles,  Barbados 


On Feb 4, 2020, at 09:33, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

They used my old ones as template for the new ones, and made them identical in every respect, holes, grooves etc, except for the very slight curve but that has not been a problem and I’m told it won’t take long for them to develop the curve naturally. If you want to add a gas strut then I would suggest you do that first to the old ones so that they can be used as a template. I wonder if the substance they spilt was Methyl Ethyl Ketone?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: 04 February 2020 08:13
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens

 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.

I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.

The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).

For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.

 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 

I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Port St Charles,  Barbados 



On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

Bernd Spanner
 
Edited

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 05:17 AM, CW Bill Rouse wrote:
Bernd,
 
Here is part of the page from my book:
 

 
--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
 
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
 
View My Training Calendar
On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 8:02 AM Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...> wrote:
 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

 

 

 
--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
 
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   
 
View My Training Calendar
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 So, thruster is out. Looks like it was about time. A bit of oil and also some white creamy liquid is coming out.
the first service since 1995?... I think even the bearing at the propeller simply disappeared...
what would you recommend for rinsing the thruster?

--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello Carina,

Since I changed my fridge cooling to brushless and VESC CONTROLLER we had no pump breakdowns anymore. Now we use it in tropical conditions in the Caribbean and its still working fine.
You will need some kind of setup to switch the Motor on and of.
I use a microcontroller instead of the original Thermostat that regulates also the temperature control of fridge and freezer.
If u need help let me know
I am interested how you get on. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 
Martinique

On Wed, Feb 5, 2020, 04:34 CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:
Thank you Olivier for sharing this info!
We have had lots of problems with the pumps during our 4 year sail in Pacific. Never lasting longer than 5-6 months, sometimes even shorter.

We just ordered the scooter motor and will try your set up! 
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Peter Forbes
 

Hi Carina,

Glad to hear its going well - we had problems with Fridge pump too. 

Hope the charts and guides have been helpful?

Peter and Vicky

Peter Forbes
Carango AMEL 54 035
La Rochelle

On 5 Feb 2020, at 08:34, CARINA HAMMARLUND <syultimo@...> wrote:

Thank you Olivier for sharing this info!
We have had lots of problems with the pumps during our 4 year sail in Pacific. Never lasting longer than 5-6 months, sometimes even shorter.

We just ordered the scooter motor and will try your set up! 
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

CARINA HAMMARLUND
 

Thank you Olivier for sharing this info!
We have had lots of problems with the pumps during our 4 year sail in Pacific. Never lasting longer than 5-6 months, sometimes even shorter.

We just ordered the scooter motor and will try your set up! 
--
Carina
SV Ultimo
Amel 54 No 165

Re: genoa sheet track end cap/pulley block

Alan Leslie
 

Ah, OK, thanks for that, I'll change it to an eye bolt when I have a go at getting the port one out.
It looked to me that perhaps it's not an eye bolt per se, but an M8 stud with a screw on eye, and maybe that's what the OP has but someone has put nuts on it instead of an eye?
Do you know for sure what type it is?
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Replacement windscreens

Matt Salatino
 

We have done almost the same. starting with 1500 grit wet or dry sandpaper, then 2000 grit, then the polishing compound with a buffing wheel, then a silicone wax.

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Feb 4, 2020, at 7:29 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Acetone will make Plexiglas frosty. If you purchase some acrylic polishing compound (it comes in a bar like soap)

You can apply the compound to a clean pad on a buffing machine and polish the Plexiglas until it is again clear.

 

We do this almost daily on smaller things and I did refinish one hatch the same way.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

https://www.gesswein.com/p-8981-c-clear-watch-crystal-compound.aspx

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 7:13 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens

 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.

I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.

The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).

For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.

 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 

I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Port St Charles,  Barbados 



On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

<IMG_2779.jpg>

Re: Replacement windscreens

eric freedman
 

Acetone will make Plexiglas frosty. If you purchase some acrylic polishing compound (it comes in a bar like soap)

You can apply the compound to a clean pad on a buffing machine and polish the Plexiglas until it is again clear.

 

We do this almost daily on smaller things and I did refinish one hatch the same way.

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

https://www.gesswein.com/p-8981-c-clear-watch-crystal-compound.aspx

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Barry Connor via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2020 7:13 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Replacement windscreens

 

Hi Paul,

Thank you for this contact, we have just arrived in Barbados and will be going to Grenada sometime soon.

I am looking to get mine replaced after some acid type liquid was dropped over mine recently during washing by inexperienced cleaners in Tunisia.

The early 54’s only have one gas strut (300n) and the rubber seal is in a groove on the underside of the plastic. Your 54 has two gas struts (170n each).

For your information, Your gas struts are available from Amel Hyeres. They offer in stainless steel 170n and 200n but not 300n. When I replace mine I will probably change to the two struts.

 Did they cut the groove in the plastic for the rubber seal? Did they cut the holes in the plastic for the gas struts and hinge brackets? 

I will probably claim on insurance for these as the cleaners also spilt this acid type liquid over my hatches and port windows.

Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Best 

 

Barry and Penny

“Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54. #17

Port St Charles,  Barbados 



On Feb 3, 2020, at 13:04, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



I had new wind screens made at Driftwood in Clarks Court Bay, Grenada – photo attached. The quality seems very good and they fit perfectly. They are slightly darker than the originals. They di initially quote me USD480 for the pair, but then said it took a lot longer to make them and the cost increased to 895, but in the end a compromise was made at 620.

 

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

<IMG_2779.jpg>

Re: Watermaker motor

ofer magen
 

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 

Volvo D# 110i Timing Belt Replacement

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

I just changed the timing belt and thought I would provide information to others with the same engine.
--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

Re: Bow thruster service SPECIAL TOOL

ste.dente
 

Thanks for the immediate response. I wrote to AMEL Mediterranee last spring; the response was that this tool was no more available and I thought that was definitely so. May be I try again with AMEL France.

Stefania Dente
S/Y Euploia SN#93
Italy

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 19:01, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> ha scritto:


One of my clients told me that he bought the tool from SAV"at"Amel.fr within the last 60 days.

Have you actually written Amel? If so, what was their response?

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

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 11:10 AM ste.dente <ste.dente@...> wrote:
Dear Amelians,
I just wrote one or two times before now, but I religiously read all your very interesting interventions. 
My husband and I are preparing our Santorin for the Atlantic crossing in November. I asked Amel Mediterranee about the possibility to buy the “tool” you are talking about , but it seems it isn’t available anymore. 
Do you think that it could be possible to let it made by someone (carpenter or someone like this)? 
How can I have the sizes of the tool?
May be someone of you has a tool to sell?
Any suggestion should be very appreciated 

Stefania Dente 
SN 93 Euploia
Bocca di Magra (Italy)

Il giorno 4 feb 2020, alle ore 17:44, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster=rocketmail.com@groups.io> ha scritto:


On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 04:10:20 PM UTC, heinz@... <heinz@...> wrote:


Go to.   Nikimat.com. Alexander did make a very good side with fotos. 
Fair Winds 
HEINZ 
SY quetzal sm2000, 292



Am 04.02.2020 um 15:02 schrieb Bernd Spanner <bernd.spanner@...>:


 
 
Hi, I just prepared erverything to service the bowthruster on my SN. Now I have connected the special tool to lower it in the water but....
how do I secure the special tool???
I only have the tool but not bolts etc.
--
Bernd
SN 119 / Cascais, Portugal


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Espar heater exhaust hose?

David Lambertsen
 

Hello, Amel Club,

I want to replace the Espar heater exhaust hose on my 1989 Maramu #258.  The Espar was installed by Amel as original equipment.  The braided metal exhaust pipe goes into a metal pipe chase (a heat shield) and goes through the hull on the port side.  The exterior hull fitting looks like an Espar fitting.  I do not want to remove the exterior hull fitting until I know how to the exhaust hose is attached. It would be great to just remove the exterior hull fitting and pull out the hose, but I can't count a simple solution.  I may need to replace the pipe chase, too.  It is glassed onto the inside of the hull in my cockpit locker.

If anyone has dealt with replacing the exhaust hose and pipe chase, please tell me whatever you can.  I searched the site for photo and messages, but only found info on installing Espar heaters after a boat was constructed.  
--
David Lambertsen
s/v Have Fun!
1989 Maramu 258

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Sv Garulfo
 

Hello,

The pump interface E51385 is also available from http://www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/



Best
Soraya
GARULFO A54-122