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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Congratulations Bill and Judy

Joe Nance
 

Yes, that is fantastic!  Congratulations to Bill & Judy from Joe & Tracie!

And thank you so much for being such a wonderful information provider to all of us!

Joe & Tracie
S/V CloudStreet
SM 331
Abaco, Bahamas

On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 3:55 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

WOW impressive!

Totally agree on Bill's contribution on the forum!
And I will always be thankful when he and Judy came and help me in 2013

Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Blue Haven Marina, Turks & Caicos Island

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On Sat, 1/30/16, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Congratulations Bill and Judy
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 2:40 PM


 









I know I speak for every
member of this forum when I say the contributions made by
Bill Rouse are invaluable. His knowledge has helped all of
us become better sailors, electricians, mechanics, plumbers,
engineers and salty swabs. He is much admired by us all.
Now, we have another reason for which to admire Bill. He has
reached the summit of sailing and completed a milestone
proving his ability as a world class sailor.  Please join me in
congratulating Bill and Judy Rouse on the recent completion
of a global circumnavigation aboard the forum famous Amel
Super Maramu BeBe. They just landed in Martinique
finishing first of the 20 boats in the rally.  Well done you two!!! Welcome
back to this side of the world.      With best regards,  Mark and
Cindy  Super Maramu 2000Hull #275www.creampuff.usCurrently cruising:  Marsh
Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas  









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Re: Congratulations Bill and Judy

Duane Siegfri
 

Congratulations!  Glad to hear that the crossing is complete and all is well!

Could not agree more with your contributions to the group, and to Peggy and I personally!

Duane & Peg

Wanderer SM477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Congratulations Bill and Judy

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Dear Bill and Judy, congratulations on the circumnavigation and surviving all the adventures on the way.
Danny And Yvonne
SM 299 Ocean Pearl
 



From: "'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Sunday, 31 January 2016 9:40 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Congratulations Bill and Judy

 
I know I speak for every member of this forum when I say the contributions made by Bill Rouse are invaluable. His knowledge has helped all of us become better sailors, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, engineers and salty swabs. He is much admired by us all. Now, we have another reason for which to admire Bill. He has reached the summit of sailing and completed a milestone proving his ability as a world class sailor.
 
Please join me in congratulating Bill and Judy Rouse on the recent completion of a global circumnavigation aboard the forum famous Amel Super Maramu BeBe. They just landed in Martinique finishing first of the 20 boats in the rally.
 
Well done you two!!! Welcome back to this side of the world.
 
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark and Cindy
 
Super Maramu 2000
Hull #275
www.creampuff.us
Currently cruising:  Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas
 



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Congratulations Bill and Judy

Patrick McAneny
 

Bill and Judy , Diane and I would like to add our Congratulations , Diane just happened to pull up marine traffic the other day and announced  you had arrived. We have followed your blog since you left all these many years ago and have enjoyed your adventures .
 
Well Done !
Pat & Diane,
SM Shenanigans
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: mark_pitt@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners Sent: Sat, Jan 30, 2016 5:32 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Congratulations Bill and Judy

 
Congratulations Bill and Judy.  Well done. I'd love to hear about your crossing.

Mark
  "Sabbatical III", ASM #419


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Congratulations Bill and Judy

Stephen Davis
 

Great job, and congratulations on a successful circumnavigation. Hope we cross paths as we head farther down island. 

Steve and Liz Davis
Aloha SM72
St Martin 


On Jan 30, 2016, at 16:40, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I know I speak for every member of this forum when I say the contributions made by Bill Rouse are invaluable. His knowledge has helped all of us become better sailors, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, engineers and salty swabs. He is much admired by us all. Now, we have another reason for which to admire Bill. He has reached the summit of sailing and completed a milestone proving his ability as a world class sailor.

 

Please join me in congratulating Bill and Judy Rouse on the recent completion of a global circumnavigation aboard the forum famous Amel Super Maramu BeBe. They just landed in Martinique finishing first of the 20 boats in the rally.

 

Well done you two!!! Welcome back to this side of the world.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark and Cindy

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas

 


Re: Congratulations Bill and Judy

Mark Pitt
 

Congratulations Bill and Judy.  Well done. I'd love to hear about your crossing.

Mark
  "Sabbatical III", ASM #419


Re: Congratulations Bill and Judy

luvkante
 

I do fully agree:

CONGRATULATIONS JUDY AND BILL FOR COMPLETING YOUR CIRCUMNAVIGATION.!!

You are a role model for our community and a tremendous asset for this forum.

Fair winds!


Martin
AMEL 54 #149 CHIARA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Congratulations Bill and Judy

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

WOW impressive!

Totally agree on Bill's contribution on the forum!
And I will always be thankful when he and Judy came and help me in 2013

Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Blue Haven Marina, Turks & Caicos Island



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On Sat, 1/30/16, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Congratulations Bill and Judy
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 2:40 PM


 









I know I speak for every
member of this forum when I say the contributions made by
Bill Rouse are invaluable. His knowledge has helped all of
us become better sailors, electricians, mechanics, plumbers,
engineers and salty swabs. He is much admired by us all.
Now, we have another reason for which to admire Bill. He has
reached the summit of sailing and completed a milestone
proving his ability as a world class sailor.  Please join me in
congratulating Bill and Judy Rouse on the recent completion
of a global circumnavigation aboard the forum famous Amel
Super Maramu BeBe. They just landed in Martinique
finishing first of the 20 boats in the rally.  Well done you two!!! Welcome
back to this side of the world.      With best regards,  Mark and
Cindy  Super Maramu 2000Hull #275www.creampuff.usCurrently cruising:  Marsh
Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas  









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Congratulations Bill and Judy

Mark Erdos
 

I know I speak for every member of this forum when I say the contributions made by Bill Rouse are invaluable. His knowledge has helped all of us become better sailors, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, engineers and salty swabs. He is much admired by us all. Now, we have another reason for which to admire Bill. He has reached the summit of sailing and completed a milestone proving his ability as a world class sailor.

 

Please join me in congratulating Bill and Judy Rouse on the recent completion of a global circumnavigation aboard the forum famous Amel Super Maramu BeBe. They just landed in Martinique finishing first of the 20 boats in the rally.

 

Well done you two!!! Welcome back to this side of the world.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark and Cindy

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] After 1 year Velox Anti-fouling propeller paint still great!

alainfeuillet@...
 

Hi all,
I have been using also this special antifooling Velox on my propeller for the past 4 years in the Med. Not perfect because after two years I get one or two barnacles but no vegetals and excellent adherence. Surely the best I have found.
Alain (SM PILGRIM)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Replacement of the silver Grohe shower hose

karkauai
 

Thanks Peregrinus!  I've been looking for this for a couple of years.  Found it on Amazon for $35 + shipping.

Does anyone know the model of the hand sprayer for the showers?

Thanks again,
Kent


On Jan 30, 2016, at 10:20 AM, svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Peregrinus came with silver rubber hoses going from the water valve/thermostat combos to the shower heads.  The fixtures are "Grohe" brand on SM2K N. 350 (2002).


In 2013, one of these leaked a bit when in use.  General marine stores in the States only sold a white plastic version and a silver metal version.  The metal version is bad because it can scratch the woodwork on an Amel.  Nonetheless, we replaced the forward shower with one of the silver metal spiral versions.


In four countries in Europe we sort of looked for the silver version any time we were out and about.  Found the same white and metal versions as in the U.S.  We once saw the silver rubber version at a plumber's in Santander, but they were closed for the day.


Finally in a plumbing store in Málaga we found it: original Grohe "Silverflex" hose.  You need the 1750mm version, make sure to ask for it.  The 1500mm version is too short.


Grohe Silverflex "TwistFree"

1/2" x 1/2" x 1750mm

28 364 000


Should set you back $15-$20.  I couldn't get the new connectors not to leak unless I put a little PTFE tape in the threads.


Cheerio,


Peregrinus

At anchor Mar Menor, province of Murcia


Replacement of the silver Grohe shower hose

svperegrinus@yahoo.com
 

Peregrinus came with silver rubber hoses going from the water valve/thermostat combos to the shower heads.  The fixtures are "Grohe" brand on SM2K N. 350 (2002).


In 2013, one of these leaked a bit when in use.  General marine stores in the States only sold a white plastic version and a silver metal version.  The metal version is bad because it can scratch the woodwork on an Amel.  Nonetheless, we replaced the forward shower with one of the silver metal spiral versions.


In four countries in Europe we sort of looked for the silver version any time we were out and about.  Found the same white and metal versions as in the U.S.  We once saw the silver rubber version at a plumber's in Santander, but they were closed for the day.


Finally in a plumbing store in Málaga we found it: original Grohe "Silverflex" hose.  You need the 1750mm version, make sure to ask for it.  The 1500mm version is too short.


Grohe Silverflex "TwistFree"

1/2" x 1/2" x 1750mm

28 364 000


Should set you back $15-$20.  I couldn't get the new connectors not to leak unless I put a little PTFE tape in the threads.


Cheerio,


Peregrinus

At anchor Mar Menor, province of Murcia


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Dutchman Boom Brake

eric freedman
 

Hi,

Are you going to be in Colombia for a while?

I am just up the coast from you in Santa Marta.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 2:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Dutchman Boom Brake

 

 

We copied Kimberlite's solution that Eric showed us in NY and have been most happy with it:

 

Take the Amel factory preventers, and duplicate.  Make the lines a bit longer so the unused preventer can run when the boom is on the other side. Leave installed any time you go sailing.  Leave preventers loose (unstopped) if braking is unneeded, such as when going upwind.  You forget they're there.

 

We put one soft shackle on each of the booms, and we attach the preventers to the soft shackle.  Less noise, less scratching, and exactly what Amel does on the 55.  I think it is the same Amel did on the 54?

 

We did, plus we added one block to the mainsail preventers, so the brake is right next to the cockpit (next to the boat's lift point) so it is much, much easier to unlock the brake than with the Amel original.  We love the system.

 

Funny thing is, we've been carrying a brand new Wichard boom brake in its original box since a little before we met Eric.  Someday when we get back Stateside we'll put it on eBay!

 

Cheerio,

 

Peregrinus

SM2K n. 350

At anchor, Mar Menor (near Cartagena)

 

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dutchman Boom Brake

eric freedman
 

Duane,

I had a Dutchman on my old last boat and found it cumbersome and ineffective. On Kimberlite we always rig two preventers on the main boom.

They are attached to the eye on the boom made for the preventers.

We use 3 part blocks on each end of each preventer and attach them to the chain plates.

The line then runs back to the secondary winch on either side.

We can then easily use the preventers without going on deck.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 11:44 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Dutchman Boom Brake

 

 

Has anyone tried a boom brake?  It would be so much easier than managing the two preventers that Amel has rigged for the boom.

Duane
Wanderer SM#477

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Dutchman Boom Brake

Duane Siegfri
 

Yes


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Dutchman Boom Brake

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

DUANE,

Thanks. As I understand the preventers for on both sides of the boat are identical.
Is this correct?

On Jan 29, 2016 5:45 PM, "sailor63109@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Vladimir,

I'll describe the Mainsail boom, the Mizzen boom is similiar. 

There are two block and tackles with cam cleats (like a typical mainsheet on a smaller boat), one each side of the boom.  One end hooks to the boom just forward of the mainsheet, the other hooks to a stainless steel loop at the forward end of the jib sheet car near a stanchion. 

When running you tighten the leeward preventer.  When jibing loosen the leeward preventer, using it to ease the boom over.  When the jibe is complete tighten the preventer on the (new) leeward side.

You have to go out on deck to pop the line out of the cam cleat, I'd rather it be operable from the cockpit.

The "Boom Brakes" are friction systems that connect to the boom with a line going through it and fastening at each side of the boat where the preventer would.  The idea is that it's mostly a hands-off preventer, once you have the tension adjusted in the brake for the current wind speed.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Broken/Snapped drive shaft

greatketch@...
 

As Kent describes...  but any misalignment you can SEE would be MUCH too much.  With the drive and driven flanges unbolted but just touching, check all around with a feeler gauge. 

I don't know what amount of misalignment Amel specifies for the C-Drive, but a typical value for a shaft drive system is less than 0.002 inches out of parallel.  That seems like a good target in absence of other information.

Bill Kinney
Honolulu, on SOB
Shopping for a SM or SM2k


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Broken/Snapped drive shaft

karkauai
 

Hi Peregrinus,
I'm no mechanic, but here's my understanding.  Anyone who sees something wrong with my description probably knows more than I do(:

To check alignment of the engine and upper shaft, turn the shaft with the engine in neutral.  It should turn freely with no part of a turn any stiffer than any other.  Where the two halves of the Vetus coupling come together, the space should be uniform as you turn the shaft...use a mirror so you can inspect it all the way around as it turns.

To get it as close as possible, have a solid connector made out of aluminum that has the same dimensions and bolt holes as the coupling.  Install that where the coupling goes and any malalignment will be obvious.  Mark the engine bolts at the aligned position and replace the solid coupling with the Vetus flex coupling and Bob's your Uncle.

Kent
SM243
Kristy


On Jan 29, 2016, at 3:56 PM, svperegrinus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hello Stephen Davis,


You wrote that next it is important to determine why the shaft broke.

About six months ago in La Rochelle we took the boat for a sail test with an Amel mechanic onboard for an unrelated issue... He made us stop the engine right away in the slipway!  Too much vibration, which he immediately traced to misalignment engine-shaft.

Who knew?  We had sailed the boat for 3 years, from Miami to Nova Scotia and back, and later from Miami to Ireland to France, and never knew our engine vibrated too much.  We knew the Yanmar 100hp wasn't quite as smooth as our car engines, but weren't Diesel engines supposed to be noisy, vibrating beasts?

We don't yet know the cause of the misalignment.  The mechanic suggested a rope jam in the propeller that stops the engine might have caused it.  We know we had never to that point undergone such an issue, and think maybe the problem was pre existing.  But this is not very important. 

The important thing is being able, as a user, to identify a misaligned shaft.  We are still uncertain how one goes about it.

Cheerio,

Peregrinus
SM2K Nr. 350
At anchor, Mar Menor

 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] After 1 year Velox Anti-fouling propeller paint still great!

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Alexandre,

 

Thanks for sharing. It is always good to hear of product that work well.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Marsh Harbour – Abaco Islands - Bahamas

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 4:22 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] After 1 year Velox Anti-fouling propeller paint still great!

 

 


Update on a previous topic regarding Anti fouling solution for propeller.

11 months ago in Fort Lauderdale, during the haul out, I had the propeller rebuilt and coated with Velox antifouling paint.

Every 3 months I have been quickly diving to inspect and didn't notice any barnacle.

Today I scuba dive to change the zinc on rudder and propeller, had more time to look.

I should have a take a picture as the propeller still pretty much looks like the day it was coated.

Definitely a product I will use again and recommend.

Hope that helps.
Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Blue Haven Marina, Turks & Caicos.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Dutchman Boom Brake

Duane Siegfri
 

Vladimir,

I'll describe the Mainsail boom, the Mizzen boom is similiar. 

There are two block and tackles with cam cleats (like a typical mainsheet on a smaller boat), one each side of the boom.  One end hooks to the boom just forward of the mainsheet, the other hooks to a stainless steel loop at the forward end of the jib sheet car near a stanchion. 

When running you tighten the leeward preventer.  When jibing loosen the leeward preventer, using it to ease the boom over.  When the jibe is complete tighten the preventer on the (new) leeward side.

You have to go out on deck to pop the line out of the cam cleat, I'd rather it be operable from the cockpit.

The "Boom Brakes" are friction systems that connect to the boom with a line going through it and fastening at each side of the boat where the preventer would.  The idea is that it's mostly a hands-off preventer, once you have the tension adjusted in the brake for the current wind speed.

Duane
Wanderer, SM#477