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Jordan series drogue.

eric freedman
 

Some of you might know of my experiences with the Jordan Series Drogue.

It is a lifesaver and I thought you would find the article interesting.

I do not leave without it.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

https://liveicomgrshot.blob.core.windows.net/occfiles/Uploadedpdfs/20210328_JORDON%20SERIES%20DROGUE%20Best%20Practices%202.0.pdf

 


Re: A54 Main Sail furling foil weak point

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi all, and Bill. I agree with Bill about the battens.

However at risk of irritating you by repeating myself I will again mention the stiffness and strain put on the furler motors, gearboxes and foil by salt buildup in the bearings of the swivel at the top of the sails. I think every one has experienced stiffness in the manually operated mizzen furler. In my case so much so I feared damage. Now having rinsed both the gear box and the swivel with fresh water, allowed to dry and then applied silicone spray the mizzen only needs the locking pin removed and it self launches with just the pressure of wind. If the winch handle was left in place severe personal damage could occur by its rapid spinning. Because the mainsail and headsail are motor driven we don.t feel the strain but see it in foil damage. On the SM this is seen in the elongation of the holes connecting the foil to the gearbox. I lower all the sails periodically and rinse the swivels with a hose of fresh water. Furling the mainsail in a breeze is very noticeably easier after this is done.

Bare with me when I repeat that on a previous yacht, in the middle of a 1200 mile ocean passage the headsail swivel became totally jammed with salt encrustation  and we had to physically unwrap the sail before we could lower it. Once the salt was washed out it was fine.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 02 April 2021 at 02:39 CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Martin,

Many people never recognize the extra strain on the furling motor caused directly or indirectly by the battens. In my experience, the issue at the collar of the foil is almost always caused by the battens. It can be mitigated by carefully and properly furling the sail. However, when sudden weather conditions occur, the same careful and proper furling is usually "gone with the wind." 

I am a believer in preparing a cruising boat to mitigate the problems with sudden and unplanned conditions, especially when those conditions might occur 1000 miles from shore.

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


On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 4:32 AM Scott SV Tengah < Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
That's very helpful Arno. Thank you.

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 6:19 PM Arno Luijten < arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Hi Scott,

I made a quick sketch with all information required.

Regards,

Arno

 

 


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com

 

 


Re: Another secret question...

Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila
 

I thought that we after 15 years owner ship, knew all places on our SM, but obviously not. Or we know of the place but don’t consider it as a secret spot. 

Some places are super to stove away things in. It can take years before you find the stuff again.

But as I am a curious person, can someone e-mail me about this secret place? 

Regards
Ann-Sofie@...
SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

01/04/2021 kl. 21:15 skrev Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...>:


Hi Stephan,
Sorry for interrupting at the rudder packing again….

then you put a lot of brain and craft into finding so many hiding places. Hats off! 
It's like Easter here in Germany: you hide chocolate eggs in the garden, then the children can look for them and eat them.
Can you share your recommendations with us here in the forum? We do not want to trade drugs, weapons or ammunition. But we don't want to leave a good watch or iPad lying around on the NavTable either.
Thanks for your support. Or do any other members here on the forum have any other tips?

THX and best wishes. stay safe and Happy Easter. 

Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ A54#088
<>


Am 01.04.2021 um 20:44 schrieb Stephan Regulinski via groups.io <stephreg@...>:

I should be working on the rudder packing gland . . . but . . .

Instead, I made a list of over two dozen places to hide objects which could then only be found by a dog or an experienced Amel owner, but can be retrieved by the person who knows where to look in under a minute.

My list doesn’t include hiding things in plane sight, like slipping an iPad between books on a shelf, or putting spare cash in the trash can under the plastic liner.

I am with Mark on the question of theft. Thieves want an easy kill, so leave a couple of twenties on the chart table, and stow the “valuables” out of sight. The thief will have more cash in pocket than he’ll get from pawning your used stuff, and you’ll be spared the much greater expense of replacing it (think: cell phone, iPad, binoculars, or VHF radio).


Just a thought . . . Now everyone back to work . . . And would someone please look at my questions on the rudder packing gland?

Thanks,

Stephan G. Regulinski 
S/V Hanalei SM266

 


Re: Another secret question...

Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer
 

Hi Stephan,
Sorry for interrupting at the rudder packing again….

then you put a lot of brain and craft into finding so many hiding places. Hats off! 
It's like Easter here in Germany: you hide chocolate eggs in the garden, then the children can look for them and eat them.
Can you share your recommendations with us here in the forum? We do not want to trade drugs, weapons or ammunition. But we don't want to leave a good watch or iPad lying around on the NavTable either.
Thanks for your support. Or do any other members here on the forum have any other tips?

THX and best wishes. stay safe and Happy Easter. 

Ulrich
„Soleil Bleu“ A54#088
<>


Am 01.04.2021 um 20:44 schrieb Stephan Regulinski via groups.io <stephreg@...>:

I should be working on the rudder packing gland . . . but . . .

Instead, I made a list of over two dozen places to hide objects which could then only be found by a dog or an experienced Amel owner, but can be retrieved by the person who knows where to look in under a minute.

My list doesn’t include hiding things in plane sight, like slipping an iPad between books on a shelf, or putting spare cash in the trash can under the plastic liner.

I am with Mark on the question of theft. Thieves want an easy kill, so leave a couple of twenties on the chart table, and stow the “valuables” out of sight. The thief will have more cash in pocket than he’ll get from pawning your used stuff, and you’ll be spared the much greater expense of replacing it (think: cell phone, iPad, binoculars, or VHF radio).


Just a thought . . . Now everyone back to work . . . And would someone please look at my questions on the rudder packing gland?

Thanks,

Stephan G. Regulinski 
S/V Hanalei SM266

 


Re: Another secret question...

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Given the number of times I search for something I put away safely I don't think I need a secret place. The options are multitudinous.

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 02 April 2021 at 08:16 scentstone <scentstone@...> wrote:

Haha ! 1 rtw including an extensive survey by Aussies customs and biosecurity with a dentist's mirror and I still don't know where it is ;-)

Thank you for emailing at scentstone@...
Fair winds

Fred

S/V ScentStone  SM2K #375

[Note] If I has sthg to hide (but I don't because Mark Z. already knows everything about me) I would use the space under the aft shower…


Re: Rudder Stuffing Box Packing Material

 

I suggest that because there are several different Onan models installed on SMs, that you order the part from an Onan dealer using your model and serial number. That's what I would do. 

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, Apr 1, 2021, 2:21 PM Stephan Regulinski via groups.io <stephreg=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

Bill, 

Thank you for your quick response! 


By the way, and on a completely different topic: any chance you can send me the dimensions of the Onan generator bearing you mentioned in the the thread on that topic? Or, better, post it on that thread so anyone can find it?

Thanks again,

Stephan G. Regulinski 
S/V Hanalei SM 266


Re: Rudder Stuffing Box Packing Material

Stephan Regulinski
 

Bill, 

Thank you for your quick response! 


By the way, and on a completely different topic: any chance you can send me the dimensions of the Onan generator bearing you mentioned in the the thread on that topic? Or, better, post it on that thread so anyone can find it?

Thanks again,

Stephan G. Regulinski 
S/V Hanalei SM 266


Re: Another secret question...

scentstone
 

Haha ! 1 rtw including an extensive survey by Aussies customs and biosecurity with a dentist's mirror and I still don't know where it is ;-)

Thank you for emailing at scentstone@...
Fair winds

Fred

S/V ScentStone  SM2K #375

[Note] If I has sthg to hide (but I don't because Mark Z. already knows everything about me) I would use the space under the aft shower…


Re: Another secret question...

Stephan Regulinski
 

I should be working on the rudder packing gland . . . but . . .

Instead, I made a list of over two dozen places to hide objects which could then only be found by a dog or an experienced Amel owner, but can be retrieved by the person who knows where to look in under a minute.

My list doesn’t include hiding things in plane sight, like slipping an iPad between books on a shelf, or putting spare cash in the trash can under the plastic liner.

I am with Mark on the question of theft. Thieves want an easy kill, so leave a couple of twenties on the chart table, and stow the “valuables” out of sight. The thief will have more cash in pocket than he’ll get from pawning your used stuff, and you’ll be spared the much greater expense of replacing it (think: cell phone, iPad, binoculars, or VHF radio).


Just a thought . . . Now everyone back to work . . . And would someone please look at my questions on the rudder packing gland?

Thanks,

Stephan G. Regulinski 
S/V Hanalei SM266

 


Re: Rudder Stuffing Box Packing Material

 

Stephan,

My thoughts:

Generally, when the packing begins to leak it is because the nut needs to further compress the packing, and/or the packing has been compressed several times by tightening the nut and requires replacing because there is no compression flexibility left in the packing material.

And generally, water will leak through this packing when the boat is moving bow to stern while sailing. The more the stern moves up and down when sailing, the higher the water pressure is on the packing.

The top of the rudder post gland is normally above the waterline, but I have seen at least one SM so overloaded at the stern that it was likely close to the waterline.

Leaving her in a marina for 6 months with packing that needs replacing is probably a low-risk issue, mitigated to almost no-risk with someone checking on her.
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 12:54 PM Stephan Regulinski via groups.io <stephreg=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Paul, et al.,

Great thread! And very timely: I just found 8 ozs of water in area next to rudder post.  We are just about to depart Panama for the US. What to do?

1. Leave repair until I return in six (ish) months, which gives me time to get a Palmetto tool, sched 80 plastic pipe, packing material, etc.; or,

2. Stop press, change flight dates and do repair now using locally sourced materials and tools.

S/V Hanalei is vintage 1999, so the stuffing material will be old. When we depart, she will be in a marina under watchful eye of experienced mechanic, and boat caretaker.

Has anyone had success with tightening the packing nut on old packing material?

Thanks in advance for thoughts.

Stephan G. Regulinski 
S/V Hanalei SM #266


Re: Rudder Stuffing Box Packing Material

Stephan Regulinski
 

Paul, et al.,

Great thread! And very timely: I just found 8 ozs of water in area next to rudder post.  We are just about to depart Panama for the US. What to do?

1. Leave repair until I return in six (ish) months, which gives me time to get a Palmetto tool, sched 80 plastic pipe, packing material, etc.; or,

2. Stop press, change flight dates and do repair now using locally sourced materials and tools.

S/V Hanalei is vintage 1999, so the stuffing material will be old. When we depart, she will be in a marina under watchful eye of experienced mechanic, and boat caretaker.

Has anyone had success with tightening the packing nut on old packing material?

Thanks in advance for thoughts.

Stephan G. Regulinski 
S/V Hanalei SM #266


Re: Another secret question...

Eloi Bamberg
 

Hi,

Being rather new to Amel, i am also interested to know were this could be: eloi.bamberg@...

thanks,
Eloi
SM2K 426 Red Lion 


Re: Another secret question...

Mark Garver
 

Great answer Mark! The USCG was doing an inspection on our boat and they asked :)

Mark Garver
S/V It’s Good
SM #105

On Apr 1, 2021, at 9:27 AM, Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:

After a scientifically designed poll and an equally well executed analysis thieves in the southern hemisphere were only slightly more interested in the Secret Spot than the northern hemisphere.  Thieves preferred the hundreds of dollars of kit available in the cockpit plus the easily available goodies in the cabin.  Customs Inspectors were interested but rather nonchalant; the prevailing comment was “we have dogs & saws – we will find the Secret Spot if necessary.

--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: Another secret question...

Porter McRoberts
 

Best answer yet Mark!  I probably should have rephrased my question thus: 
As folks have sailed around the world and encountered the myriad cultures and attitudes of customs officials, did any display the level of interest and fortitude to apply the amount of time and effort required to find a secret spot?  This is the kind of chat that gets bantered about late at night in anchorages.  In Cuba for example, we were thoroughly searched. Dogs etc. In the interior of the boat. Not one exterior lazarette was considered.  Surely we couldn’t fit a Cuban in the aft lazarette!  Or sail locker!  And that’s true around the world thus far. Or the engine room.   Etc etc etc.   Just asking, as we’re looking into starting an import export business!!  

PM
S/V “AISBROKE”


On Apr 1, 2021, at 3:27 AM, Mark & Debbie Mueller <brass.ring@...> wrote:



After a scientifically designed poll and an equally well executed analysis thieves in the southern hemisphere were only slightly more interested in the Secret Spot than the northern hemisphere.  Thieves preferred the hundreds of dollars of kit available in the cockpit plus the easily available goodies in the cabin.  Customs Inspectors were interested but rather nonchalant; the prevailing comment was “we have dogs & saws – we will find the Secret Spot if necessary.


--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: A54 Main Sail furling foil weak point

 

Martin,

Many people never recognize the extra strain on the furling motor caused directly or indirectly by the battens. In my experience, the issue at the collar of the foil is almost always caused by the battens. It can be mitigated by carefully and properly furling the sail. However, when sudden weather conditions occur, the same careful and proper furling is usually "gone with the wind." 

I am a believer in preparing a cruising boat to mitigate the problems with sudden and unplanned conditions, especially when those conditions might occur 1000 miles from shore.

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


On Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 4:32 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
That's very helpful Arno. Thank you.

On Tue, Mar 30, 2021 at 6:19 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Hi Scott,

I made a quick sketch with all information required.

Regards,

Arno


--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


More on logos

william reynolds
 

Here are the production files from Bill Davison that you can give to your local graphics person  or you can contact  Bill
directly at 
SIGNS OF PROGRESS INC.
126 10th St, Lake Park, FL
p: 561-845-0080
e: bill@...
He can produce and send them to you. 

Bill R
Cloudstreet


Re: Another secret question...

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

After a scientifically designed poll and an equally well executed analysis thieves in the southern hemisphere were only slightly more interested in the Secret Spot than the northern hemisphere.  Thieves preferred the hundreds of dollars of kit available in the cockpit plus the easily available goodies in the cabin.  Customs Inspectors were interested but rather nonchalant; the prevailing comment was “we have dogs & saws – we will find the Secret Spot if necessary.


--
Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54


Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Davi Rozgonyi
 

I might be interested, shipped to Greece. Price for 35 and 45kg please? 


Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Dimitris Krasopoulos
 

Always welcome 

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 14:44, Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ Δημήτρη!

Thank you very much Dimitris!

Ulrich.
<>

Yes swivel as well and 10 mm inox chain 80 meters is excellent

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:47, Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Kalimera! Dimitris,

you stated, the 45 kg anchor fits with the 54 bow roller arrangement. Did you fitted it together with the UM swivel and on a10 mm chain. all together matched fine?

THX for your experienced response, very appreciated.

Best

Ulrich
S/y SoleilBleu A54#088
<>
Am 01.04.2021 um 12:43 schrieb Dimitris Krasopoulos <dkrasopoulos@...>:

What is the price of the 45kg. I just bought it. I tested it 5 days ago. It fits excellent on the 54 anchor arrangement. If you can refer also my name I will appreciate 

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:06, jlm@... wrote:

Hello AMEL owners .....Since I have CottonBay (Super Maramu 2000 hull number 316) I find that the boat at anchor skids too easily.....
On this forum I am not the only one to think that the original anchor (articulated) is not terrible. I will therefore replace it with an Ultra Marine anchor of 35 or 45kg which on this forum gives great satisfaction.
The company Ultra Marine offers me a particularly attractive price for a group purchase of 10 anchors.

If you are interested in this anchor, I suggest you join this group purchase on http: // www.cottonbay.fr/U_a.php

I specify that the commercial relationship will be between you and Ultramarine, I am only offering this possibility of group purchase here.
 

Jean Luc Mertz

CottonBay SM 3156



Re: group purchase of 10 or more Ultramarine anchors. (35 and 45kg)

Chris Doucette
 

I wish this was available for the US. Thank you irrespective.  

Chris


On Apr 1, 2021, at 7:44 AM, Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ Δημήτρη!

Thank you very much Dimitris!

Ulrich.
<>

Yes swivel as well and 10 mm inox chain 80 meters is excellent

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:47, Ulrich Michael Dangelmeyer <ulrich.dangelmeyer@...> wrote:

Kalimera! Dimitris,

you stated, the 45 kg anchor fits with the 54 bow roller arrangement. Did you fitted it together with the UM swivel and on a10 mm chain. all together matched fine?

THX for your experienced response, very appreciated.

Best

Ulrich
S/y SoleilBleu A54#088
<>
Am 01.04.2021 um 12:43 schrieb Dimitris Krasopoulos <dkrasopoulos@...>:

What is the price of the 45kg. I just bought it. I tested it 5 days ago. It fits excellent on the 54 anchor arrangement. If you can refer also my name I will appreciate 

Στάλθηκε από το iPhone of Dimitris Krasopoulos 

On 1 Apr 2021, at 13:06, jlm@... wrote:

Hello AMEL owners .....Since I have CottonBay (Super Maramu 2000 hull number 316) I find that the boat at anchor skids too easily.....
On this forum I am not the only one to think that the original anchor (articulated) is not terrible. I will therefore replace it with an Ultra Marine anchor of 35 or 45kg which on this forum gives great satisfaction.
The company Ultra Marine offers me a particularly attractive price for a group purchase of 10 anchors.

If you are interested in this anchor, I suggest you join this group purchase on http: // www.cottonbay.fr/U_a.php

I specify that the commercial relationship will be between you and Ultramarine, I am only offering this possibility of group purchase here.
 

Jean Luc Mertz

CottonBay SM 3156


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