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Re: Zink Anode for SPURS Line Cutter

Paul Guenette
 

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: no bilgepump in saloon Am54

Mark Erdos
 

It is loud. I can clearly hear the alarm outside of the boat with the hatch closed.  Also, if you want it louder, the water sensor is on about 2 feet of wire. So, you can put the sensor in the area you wish to detect water under the floor and the alarm can be mounted higher up and not obscured or muffled by the floor.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Teun BAAS
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 11:49 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] no bilgepump in saloon Am54

 

Mark,

 

How loud is this alarm?

Will you hear clearly when in any of the forward or aft cabins and or saloon?

 

I have a 3rd party alarm but I can NOT say it is blood curling loud.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

On the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 25, 2020 14:48:38

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Erdos via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 15:02
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] no bilgepump in saloon Am54

 

[Edited Message Follows]

It is a shame you have altered the integrity of your vessel by holing the bulkheads. A better approach would have been to install water alarms in the compartments. These are available for about US$12.00

Glentronics, Inc. BWD-HWA 00895001498 Basement Watchdog High Water Alarm, Pack of 1, Multi

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeroen jeltes
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:47 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] no bilgepump in saloon Am54

 

Ref Fidelis Am54 bno.118 .

i am surprised there is no safety bilgepump for the saloon , forward- and aft section .  only one bilge pump to drain the grey waterhole in the engineroom.

We already experienced a small accident wilst filling the freshwater tank ; the tank overflow comes from the dipstick hole wich results in  200L+ water in your bilgelockers ! 

Now i have installed an emergency 24V pump with 3m hose in the bilgelocker underneath the stairs.


comments welcome.
Jeroen  Jeltes.

 


Re: Identifing parts for Onan water flange

Olaf Bauer
 

Thx Bill.

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Mittwoch, 20. Mai 2020 10:09
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Identifing parts for Onan water flange

 

Olaf,

 

Assuming that your Onan is the same that Amel installed and has not been modified, Amel ordered the 12 volt isolated ground version. If your current sensors have 2 wires, that are for the isolated ground version.

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 7:56 PM Olaf Bauer <olaf.bauer@...> wrote:

Hello AMELians,

 

When ordering parts for the Onan generator some questions were coming up:

 - Which ground I required? The negative ground or isolated ground (PN# 300-5040 or 300-5041)?

 - The 12V and  24V Negative ground or 12V isolated ground (PN# 193-0318 or 193-0457-01)?

 

The Onan generator is Type 7MDKAV-2317 MDKAV 7 kW 50 Hz Diesel

 

Could someone help me on that or tell me how I could find that out?

 

Thanks in advance.

Fair winds

Olaf

 

S/V Katchopine, SM2K 392

currently in Trinidad

 


Re: Canvas

Courtney Gorman
 

Hi Paul I've called twice and only been able to leave a message if you have any pull I would appreciate the help
Cheers
Courtney


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003@...>
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, May 15, 2020 8:36 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Canvas

Courtney

We had our whole Bimini replaced last November/December by topstitch. They did a good job. What is your email address and phone number?

I will try to get them to reach out to you.

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn  SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Cruising Bahamas





Re: Self Insurance

Jason Dernehl
 

I also stress around this time every year about my insurance. I wonder how much the premium will increase and if it will be renewed. Very interested in this idea.

Jason Dernehl
SM 88, Pao San. 

Currently in Yarmouth, ME.


Re: Battery compartment size

Bryce Procter
 

Hi Alan,

That's great, thanks for your help.

Bryce Procter
SM 467 Seamaster ll




On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 11:09 PM +0800, "Alan Grayson" <bazgrayson@...> wrote:

Hi I measure 164 x 56 x 27.5. we have 10 Firefly Oasis batteries and we kept 2 starter batteries and joined them in parallel with the original start battery which keeps us a 13 batteries total. See picture.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
St Lucia


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Bryce Procter via groups.io <Balibryce@...>
Sent: Monday, 25 May 2020 11:56 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Battery compartment size
 
Can anyone tell me the useable internal dimensions for the battery compartment on the SM 2000 Redline with comfort pack. Ie 12 house batteries and starter.
I'm stuck away from my boat and would like to make some use of this lockdown period. I have rough measurements of 160cm x 54cm x 27cm however the package I have decided on is extremely close to these measurements with no room for error. Cheers. 


Re: no bilgepump in saloon Am54

Teun BAAS
 

Mark,

 

How loud is this alarm?

Will you hear clearly when in any of the forward or aft cabins and or saloon?

 

I have a 3rd party alarm but I can NOT say it is blood curling loud.

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

On the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

May 25, 2020 14:48:38

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Erdos via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 15:02
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] no bilgepump in saloon Am54

 

[Edited Message Follows]

It is a shame you have altered the integrity of your vessel by holing the bulkheads. A better approach would have been to install water alarms in the compartments. These are available for about US$12.00

Glentronics, Inc. BWD-HWA 00895001498 Basement Watchdog High Water Alarm, Pack of 1, Multi

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jeroen jeltes
Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:47 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] no bilgepump in saloon Am54

 

Ref Fidelis Am54 bno.118 .

i am surprised there is no safety bilgepump for the saloon , forward- and aft section .  only one bilge pump to drain the grey waterhole in the engineroom.

We already experienced a small accident wilst filling the freshwater tank ; the tank overflow comes from the dipstick hole wich results in  200L+ water in your bilgelockers ! 

Now i have installed an emergency 24V pump with 3m hose in the bilgelocker underneath the stairs.


comments welcome.
Jeroen  Jeltes.

 


Re: Volvo parts

Ian Townsend
 

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)
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
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

 


Re: Volvo parts

marklesparkle59
 

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

 


Re: Self Insurance

Courtney Gorman
 

My Novimar policy was not renewed this year same agent
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin
54 #101


On May 25, 2020, at 1:04 PM, VLADIMIR SONSEV <sonsev52@...> wrote:


I am interested in group insurance but not in self insurance.

Vladimir
SM 345 "Life is Good""

On Mon, May 18, 2020, 8:56 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is a rough outline of a self insurance or shared risk co-op, that I sent Kent and thought I would share with the group. It was prompted by the hassle I have had with obtaining insurance, the restrictions and expense.  Bill suggested self insuring and just buying liability insurance, however in the event of a total loss, it would be a big financial hit, that I could not afford. However, if I could share that risk with even ten others or better yet many more, it would soften the loss. When you consider how few Amel's have been lost outside of a hurricane zone, the risk seems very low, and yet we need to insure against such a great financial lose.

1. A  LLC. formed
 
2. An administrator and board to accept membership ,assess deposit amount , administer funds and assess claims.
 
3. A one time deposit could be a percentage of agreed fixed value, perhaps 2 or 2.5% ,eg. $200,000 boat would amount to a $5000 deposit into the fund
 
4. Coverage would be for total loss , fixed value minus say 10% deductible. Figuring most owners could absorb some loss ,and insurance companies have deductibles as well. Hurricane zones excluded.
 
5. Perhaps lightning strike coverage , perhaps coverage would be ,replace with new equipment ,minus a 30 % deductible.This would probably be the largest source of loss. May have a surcharge or higher deductible for Florida locations.
 
6. All funds would be in an interest bearing account,if you can find anyone paying interest.
 
7. Upon leaving the group , the owner would receive a 50% refund of his deposit assuming they had no claims. 
 
8. Perhaps a .20% of fixed value annual fee to go to cost of administration .eg. $3000,000. boat x.20% = $600. annual fee
 
Assuming 200 owners/members at average boat value of $300,000 x 2.5 % = $7,500 deposit or $1,500,000.00 in funds.
a $300,000. loss of a boat would break down to a loss of $1,350. for each of the 200 members.
 
This could even work on a smaller scale . If ten owners shared responsibility for loss. $300,000 minus deductible of 10% ,would be $ 270,000.000 divided by ten owners or $27,000 per owner. Its all about spreading the risk.
 
I wonder why no group has formed a risk co-op as yet. Maybe because insurance used to be less restrictive and more reasonably priced .
 
Stay Safe,
Pat
SM 123
Shenanigans
 
 


Re: Volvo parts

Peter Forbes
 

I think Golden Marine in Poole.

Peter Forbes
Carango
AMLE 54 # 035

On 25 May 2020, at 19:29, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Hi,

 

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

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Volvo parts

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi,

 

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

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Starting Capacitor size for a 220v, 50Hz 2.5 kw water maker high pressure motor

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi Jose,

 

We met at the sailing club at Phare Bleu. You need to speak to Stuart, contact him on Iguana on VHF 68.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jose Venegas via groups.io
Sent: 25 May 2020 15:04
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Starting Capacitor size for a 220v, 50Hz 2.5 kw water maker high pressure motor

 

Unfortunately, the exercise did not go well and, in spite of having proper oil in the system and water circling around, after a few minutes there was a change in sound accompanied by smoke and, after immediately turning off the power the motor seized.  So it seems that this is the end of the road for this motor.   After opening the motor I noticed some burnt wires (those holding the electric wiring)  and realized that the high-pressure pump bearing was shared by the motor, which means I cannot take the motor alone to a shop for possible repair but will have to be the full assembly.
My question is whether anyone has had the motor/high-pressure pump repaired, and, if so, whether anybody knows a good shop in Grenada.
Alternatively, given the 20 years of age of the water maker, I would appreciate a contact on the island that could help me fix the problem.

Thanks a lot in advance

Jose and Magnolia
Ipanema SM2k, 278
Happily stuck in Grenada for at least another month


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Self Insurance

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

I am interested in group insurance but not in self insurance.

Vladimir
SM 345 "Life is Good""


On Mon, May 18, 2020, 8:56 AM Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
This is a rough outline of a self insurance or shared risk co-op, that I sent Kent and thought I would share with the group. It was prompted by the hassle I have had with obtaining insurance, the restrictions and expense.  Bill suggested self insuring and just buying liability insurance, however in the event of a total loss, it would be a big financial hit, that I could not afford. However, if I could share that risk with even ten others or better yet many more, it would soften the loss. When you consider how few Amel's have been lost outside of a hurricane zone, the risk seems very low, and yet we need to insure against such a great financial lose.

1. A  LLC. formed
 
2. An administrator and board to accept membership ,assess deposit amount , administer funds and assess claims.
 
3. A one time deposit could be a percentage of agreed fixed value, perhaps 2 or 2.5% ,eg. $200,000 boat would amount to a $5000 deposit into the fund
 
4. Coverage would be for total loss , fixed value minus say 10% deductible. Figuring most owners could absorb some loss ,and insurance companies have deductibles as well. Hurricane zones excluded.
 
5. Perhaps lightning strike coverage , perhaps coverage would be ,replace with new equipment ,minus a 30 % deductible.This would probably be the largest source of loss. May have a surcharge or higher deductible for Florida locations.
 
6. All funds would be in an interest bearing account,if you can find anyone paying interest.
 
7. Upon leaving the group , the owner would receive a 50% refund of his deposit assuming they had no claims. 
 
8. Perhaps a .20% of fixed value annual fee to go to cost of administration .eg. $3000,000. boat x.20% = $600. annual fee
 
Assuming 200 owners/members at average boat value of $300,000 x 2.5 % = $7,500 deposit or $1,500,000.00 in funds.
a $300,000. loss of a boat would break down to a loss of $1,350. for each of the 200 members.
 
This could even work on a smaller scale . If ten owners shared responsibility for loss. $300,000 minus deductible of 10% ,would be $ 270,000.000 divided by ten owners or $27,000 per owner. Its all about spreading the risk.
 
I wonder why no group has formed a risk co-op as yet. Maybe because insurance used to be less restrictive and more reasonably priced .
 
Stay Safe,
Pat
SM 123
Shenanigans
 
 


Re: SM Turnbuckle

 

I would urge everyone to continue to support ACMO. Apparently they received a bad batch of turnbuckles from their supplier. It happens to the best.

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


On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 11:19 AM John Clark via groups.io <biohead=rocketmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Gary et al,
   I guess persistence pays off.  I have been in contact with ACMO and after several rounds of photos and engineer directed attempts to "clean" the chrome,  they have agreed to send me replacement turnbuckles provided I send them the ones with the defective chroming for analysis.  We are finalizing the shipping arrangements.  So Gary if you are having the same issue perhaps it is worth it to give them a call.     
       Regards,  John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Water Island, USVI
  


Re: SM Turnbuckle

John Clark
 

Gary et al,
   I guess persistence pays off.  I have been in contact with ACMO and after several rounds of photos and engineer directed attempts to "clean" the chrome,  they have agreed to send me replacement turnbuckles provided I send them the ones with the defective chroming for analysis.  We are finalizing the shipping arrangements.  So Gary if you are having the same issue perhaps it is worth it to give them a call.     
       Regards,  John

John Clark
SV Annie SM 37
Water Island, USVI
  


Re: Battery compartment size

Alan Grayson
 

Hi I measure 164 x 56 x 27.5. we have 10 Firefly Oasis batteries and we kept 2 starter batteries and joined them in parallel with the original start battery which keeps us a 13 batteries total. See picture.
Regards
Alan Grayson
SM 406 Ora Pai
St Lucia


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Bryce Procter via groups.io <Balibryce@...>
Sent: Monday, 25 May 2020 11:56 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Battery compartment size
 
Can anyone tell me the useable internal dimensions for the battery compartment on the SM 2000 Redline with comfort pack. Ie 12 house batteries and starter.
I'm stuck away from my boat and would like to make some use of this lockdown period. I have rough measurements of 160cm x 54cm x 27cm however the package I have decided on is extremely close to these measurements with no room for error. Cheers. 


Re: Starting Capacitor size for a 220v, 50Hz 2.5 kw water maker high pressure motor

Jose Venegas
 

Unfortunately, the exercise did not go well and, in spite of having proper oil in the system and water circling around, after a few minutes there was a change in sound accompanied by smoke and, after immediately turning off the power the motor seized.  So it seems that this is the end of the road for this motor.   After opening the motor I noticed some burnt wires (those holding the electric wiring)  and realized that the high-pressure pump bearing was shared by the motor, which means I cannot take the motor alone to a shop for possible repair but will have to be the full assembly.
My question is whether anyone has had the motor/high-pressure pump repaired, and, if so, whether anybody knows a good shop in Grenada.
Alternatively, given the 20 years of age of the water maker, I would appreciate a contact on the island that could help me fix the problem.

Thanks a lot in advance

Jose and Magnolia
Ipanema SM2k, 278
Happily stuck in Grenada for at least another month


Re: Getting to St Maarten- New York

Arno Luijten
 

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


Battery compartment size

Bryce Procter
 

Can anyone tell me the useable internal dimensions for the battery compartment on the SM 2000 Redline with comfort pack. Ie 12 house batteries and starter.
I'm stuck away from my boat and would like to make some use of this lockdown period. I have rough measurements of 160cm x 54cm x 27cm however the package I have decided on is extremely close to these measurements with no room for error. Cheers.