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Re: SV Island Pearl II - sm#332 - Sold - Welcome new owner John Facci

 

Thanks, Colin!
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On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 11:15 AM islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:
Effective 9th March 2020 SM #332 "Island Pearl II" was sold in Brisbane, Australia to a lovely Australian couple, John & Jane Facci.

We would like to extend our huge gratitude to all here who have helped us so much via this forum over the past 8 - 10 years, and also say a sad farewell to the countless wonderful Amel Owners who we were so privileged to meet, often in delightful anchorages around the globe, as we circumnavigated between May 2017 and November 2019.

This is an amazing community, and we know that the new owners, John & Jane will be warmly welcomed here once they start posting and become more involved in the Amel community.  

As for us, having absolutely enjoyed a comfortable and totally trouble-free circumnavigation in an Amel SM, don't be surprised if we re-appear as Amel owners again some 5+ years down the track when hopefully we can get time again to do more sailing in areas we have not yet explored. 

Also, since we have received so much from this community and love the Amel brand so much, to the extent that my free time permits, and/or the current Australian virus lockdown in Australia allow, I would be most happy to assist any Amel Owners here who may cross the Pacific to Australia (Brisbane or Bundaberg) in the future, and who may need some free local Amel Owner knowledge for any issues at all such as the safest and cheapest places to leave your boat whilst flying home, finding good local trade persons to fix things, and even if you decide you want to sell in Australia's normally pretty good market for luxury cruising yachts. Simply contact me at colin.cruisingpoint@.... and I will do what I can to help you.

Best regards
Colin (& Lauren) Streeter
Ex owners of SM #332 Island Pearl II
Scarborough, QLD, Australia


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

Peter Forbes
 

Bill,

Good plan- there musts be many Amel’s which have done it more than once.

We are Peter and Vicky Forbes - circumnavigation completed 2017 in Amel 54 # 035 CARANGO.

Best wishes

Peter

Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory 
Farnham
Blandford
DT11 8 DE
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 21 Mar 2020, at 14:32, islandpearl2_sm2k332 <colin.d.streeter@...> wrote:

Great idea Bill,
Here is our entry " SM #332, Island Pearl II, 2019, Colin & Lauren Streeter "
Cheers
Colin


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Hi Bill

For Island Pearl II please include this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/IslandPearl2

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SV Island Pearl II - sm#332 - Sold - Welcome new owner John Facci

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Effective 9th March 2020 SM #332 "Island Pearl II" was sold in Brisbane, Australia to a lovely Australian couple, John & Jane Facci.

We would like to extend our huge gratitude to all here who have helped us so much via this forum over the past 8 - 10 years, and also say a sad farewell to the countless wonderful Amel Owners who we were so privileged to meet, often in delightful anchorages around the globe, as we circumnavigated between May 2017 and November 2019.

This is an amazing community, and we know that the new owners, John & Jane will be warmly welcomed here once they start posting and become more involved in the Amel community.  

As for us, having absolutely enjoyed a comfortable and totally trouble-free circumnavigation in an Amel SM, don't be surprised if we re-appear as Amel owners again some 5+ years down the track when hopefully we can get time again to do more sailing in areas we have not yet explored. 

Also, since we have received so much from this community and love the Amel brand so much, to the extent that my free time permits, and/or the current Australian virus lockdown in Australia allow, I would be most happy to assist any Amel Owners here who may cross the Pacific to Australia (Brisbane or Bundaberg) in the future, and who may need some free local Amel Owner knowledge for any issues at all such as the safest and cheapest places to leave your boat whilst flying home, finding good local trade persons to fix things, and even if you decide you want to sell in Australia's normally pretty good market for luxury cruising yachts. Simply contact me at colin.cruisingpoint@.... and I will do what I can to help you.

Best regards
Colin (& Lauren) Streeter
Ex owners of SM #332 Island Pearl II
Scarborough, QLD, Australia


Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

 

I found that I can embed a link to your website or blog. If you want that added, please include in your message to me.
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Re: 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙖 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙙

islandpearl2_sm2k332
 

Great idea Bill,
Here is our entry " SM #332, Island Pearl II, 2019, Colin & Lauren Streeter "
Cheers
Colin


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All,

At the request of many members of our group, I have added a WORLD TOUR LISTING to the main page of our group: AmelYachtOwnersGroup.com. I inserted "SM 387 BeBe 2017 Bill & Judy Rouse" to show you what could be listed. In my case, I list the Amel model, SM, the hull number, 387, the year completed, 2017, and our names, Bill & Judy Rouse. Some of you may want to list your Amel, but not your name...that's OK, but please include the Amel model and hull number.

I would love to see this section with a hundred Amels, or more.

If you and/or your Amel has completed a World Tour and want your Amel listed, please send an email to  main+owner@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io 
(main+owner"at"AmelYachtOwners.groups.iowith what you would like posted for your Amel. This is what you will see on the main page:
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Re: Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

Stuart Hemingway
 

Hello Joerg , Bill & Paul,

We were able to tighten the rudder gland .

It was necessary to remove the quadrant.

It took a while to release all the connections but it was straightforward.

Of course the proof of the pudding will be the next transit but that may be a while .. 

Thank you all for your advice was really helpful. 

Stuart

Stuart Hemingway


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On 19 Mar 2020, at 10:05, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Mine has cable steering and I can tighten the nut without removing the quadrant.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io
Sent: 19 March 2020 13:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

 

Hi Stuart, on my boat you can turn the large nut with the Amel spanner without removing the quadrant.  The plate on my boat (circled in red) is just to lock the nut in place - it presses against one of the six flat sides of the large nut.  So to turn the nut, you have to remove that plate and reinstall it when you have turned the nut (by whole numbers of 1/6th of a turn) but you don't have to remove anything else.  But Bill is right - my boat has hydraulic steering so maybe on your boat you have to remove the quadrant.  I just don't know.  Sorry.  Good luck!

Joerg


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Re: Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Mine has cable steering and I can tighten the nut without removing the quadrant.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io
Sent: 19 March 2020 13:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

 

Hi Stuart, on my boat you can turn the large nut with the Amel spanner without removing the quadrant.  The plate on my boat (circled in red) is just to lock the nut in place - it presses against one of the six flat sides of the large nut.  So to turn the nut, you have to remove that plate and reinstall it when you have turned the nut (by whole numbers of 1/6th of a turn) but you don't have to remove anything else.  But Bill is right - my boat has hydraulic steering so maybe on your boat you have to remove the quadrant.  I just don't know.  Sorry.  Good luck!

Joerg


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Re: B&G H3000 & B&G H5000 Amel 54 and Amel 55

Joerg Esdorn
 

Airmar makes sonic speed sensors and one is installed on my A55, most recently replaced in 2018.  I would ask them what the right sensor is - they make sensors that work via NMEA 2000, for example.  

Let me also point out that my A55 came with two speed sensors standard.  One is the sonic speed, installed forward (just behind the front bunk) just off center to port.  The other is a paddlewheel triple sensor which also acts as depth and temperature sensor.  It is installed just off center on starboard a bit further aft.  When my sonic speed sensor was defective a couple of years back, Pochon told me as an interim fix to change the input for boat speed to the triple sensor (it's an Airmar DST 200 on my boat).  This is one of the B&G system settings - easy to do on any one of the displays.  I suspect other A55s also have these two sensors - I hope this helps.

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53 Kincsem
On the hard in V 


Re: Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

Joerg Esdorn
 

Hi Stuart, on my boat you can turn the large nut with the Amel spanner without removing the quadrant.  The plate on my boat (circled in red) is just to lock the nut in place - it presses against one of the six flat sides of the large nut.  So to turn the nut, you have to remove that plate and reinstall it when you have turned the nut (by whole numbers of 1/6th of a turn) but you don't have to remove anything else.  But Bill is right - my boat has hydraulic steering so maybe on your boat you have to remove the quadrant.  I just don't know.  Sorry.  Good luck!

Joerg


Re: B&G H3000 & B&G H5000 Amel 54 and Amel 55

 

Paul,

As recently as 4 months ago a member of this group purchased new Sonic Speed sensors. I believe what happened is that B&G stopped producing them about 5 or 6 years ago, then somehow, a supply hit the market about 2 years ago. There still may be some available.

There is not a universal answer to your question, other than to say that you will need to either replace the sonic speed sensors (if you can find them) or replace the sonic speed sensors with another source of SOW. The H3000 and H5000 will take one type of sensor and the H2000 a different type. Most sensors available are made by Airmar. I would check with a B&G rep or A+T for compatibility, but it is safe to say that if you want SOW rather than SOG reported to the processor, you will likely need to drill another hole in your hull. You may wind up chasing the idea that a multi-sensor including Depth and SOW will eliminate another hole. This can be true, depending on your processor, but in every case, that I have seen it requires enlarging the current Depth sensor hole to 51mm.

In my opinion, you do not need SOW when you can substitute SOG. In fact, SOG is what really counts in determining what gets you there and when. One last comment: I sailed most of the world with SOG substituted for SOW. I did this because I felt that SOG was preferential to another hole drilled in the hull. In my case with the H2000, I had to buy a black box from A+T to accomplish this. 

I am fairly sure of accuracy of what I have written above, but like many things, what is available changes. Be sure to do your own research.

Bill
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On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 7:52 AM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Bill,

 

As I understand, B&G no longer support the Sonic Speed, and neither do A+T Instruments. This being the case, is there a recommended alternative system? I did hear of a combined forward looking sonar / speed, but have no further info. I’ve been using SOG in the Hydra for a couple of years now, but its nice to have the correct info, e.g. to know how much current there is when at anchor before jumping in!

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 18 March 2020 16:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] B&G H3000 & B&G H5000 Amel 54 and Amel 55

 

Amel 54 and Amel 55 owners with B&G H3000 or H5000:

Did you know that if your B&G Sonic Speed fails, there is a user-programmable setting in the H3000 & H5000 processor to use SOG from your GPS instead of SOW from your Sonic Speed Sensors and Processor? And, GPS speed is already wired to the B&G processor.

This will mean that Boat Speed will display on all instruments as SOG. If a current exists, True Wind Angle and True Wind Speed will be slightly off, but since you are not a racer, this minor variance should not bother you.

B&G H2000 and earlier models do not have this feature.

H3000 turn to page 48 in your B&G Manual

H5000 turn to page 53 in your B&G Manual

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

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Re: B&G H3000 & B&G H5000 Amel 54 and Amel 55

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Bill,

 

As I understand, B&G no longer support the Sonic Speed, and neither do A+T Instruments. This being the case, is there a recommended alternative system? I did hear of a combined forward looking sonar / speed, but have no further info. I’ve been using SOG in the Hydra for a couple of years now, but its nice to have the correct info, e.g. to know how much current there is when at anchor before jumping in!

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 18 March 2020 16:46
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] B&G H3000 & B&G H5000 Amel 54 and Amel 55

 

Amel 54 and Amel 55 owners with B&G H3000 or H5000:

Did you know that if your B&G Sonic Speed fails, there is a user-programmable setting in the H3000 & H5000 processor to use SOG from your GPS instead of SOW from your Sonic Speed Sensors and Processor? And, GPS speed is already wired to the B&G processor.

This will mean that Boat Speed will display on all instruments as SOG. If a current exists, True Wind Angle and True Wind Speed will be slightly off, but since you are not a racer, this minor variance should not bother you.

B&G H2000 and earlier models do not have this feature.

H3000 turn to page 48 in your B&G Manual

H5000 turn to page 53 in your B&G Manual

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

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B&G H3000 & B&G H5000 Amel 54 and Amel 55

 

Amel 54 and Amel 55 owners with B&G H3000 or H5000:
Did you know that if your B&G Sonic Speed fails, there is a user-programmable setting in the H3000 & H5000 processor to use SOG from your GPS instead of SOW from your Sonic Speed Sensors and Processor? And, GPS speed is already wired to the B&G processor.
This will mean that Boat Speed will display on all instruments as SOG. If a current exists, True Wind Angle and True Wind Speed will be slightly off, but since you are not a racer, this minor variance should not bother you.
B&G H2000 and earlier models do not have this feature.
H3000 turn to page 48 in your B&G Manual
H5000 turn to page 53 in your B&G Manual

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
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Re: Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

eric freedman
 

Hi Stuart,

I do not know how your rudder stock is configured as Kimberlite is a 53.

If is like mine….

The nut on my quadrant is about 60 mm.

If I had a wrench on board that size it would not fit under the quadrant. That is why I made the wrench pictured in Bills post

about this subject. I have attached the photo again and a photo of the rudder quadrant removed.

I made the wrench out of 6 mm ¼ inch aluminum stock. I cut it out with a band saw and finished it with a grinding wheel.

I can tighten the nut at sea without removing anything except for the Stainless steel keeper that prevents the nut from moving.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Stuart Hemingway
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:06 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Cc: Dave Preston
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

 

Hello Jorg,

 

Thank you very much for your reply with photograph.

 

We have the large Amel spanner but  no inspection plate...

 

Do we have to remove the quadrant and it’s connections to access the rudder gland ?

 

My earlier photo shows our set up

 

Stuart

Stuart Hemingway 

E Studio@...

 




Re: Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

 

Stuart,

The last time I did this on a 55, I removed the quadrant because it was easier to do with the quadrant removed. I believe you might be able to do it without the removal, but that will depend on how your quadrant is installed and what exactly it is installed with. For instance, you have cable steering from the helm and Joerg has hydraulic steering from the helm. There is a significant difference in what is connected to the quadrant.

If it were me, I would remove the quadrant, then remove the locking plate circled in the picture below.

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On Wed, Mar 18, 2020 at 12:06 PM Stuart Hemingway <stuart@...> wrote:
Hello Jorg,

Thank you very much for your reply with photograph.

We have the large Amel spanner but  no inspection plate...

Do we have to remove the quadrant and it’s connections to access the rudder gland ?

My earlier photo shows our set up

Stuart

Stuart Hemingway 

E Studio@...





Beam IV : A55 # 9 rudder gland access

Stuart Hemingway
 

Hello Jorg,

Thank you very much for your reply with photograph.

We have the large Amel spanner but  no inspection plate...

Do we have to remove the quadrant and it’s connections to access the rudder gland ?

My earlier photo shows our set up

Stuart

Stuart Hemingway 

E Studio@...




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Re: SM Fuel Tank Inspection Port Gaskets?

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

Hi Dan
We made our inspections hatches in the diesel tank winter 2012-2013 and we used industrial rubber suitable for petro chemical products. No problem what so ever, so far. Knock on wood.

Hälsningar
Ann-Sofie & Jonas
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


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18 mars 2020 kl. 14:52 skrev Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...>:

Hi all, I posted this question on a previous thread about fuel tank cleaning. And I've not found a good previous discussion of the topic on the forum.

I'm looking for the right material to replace the gaskets on the inspection ports.  Diesel is pretty hard on most gaskets.  I've tried two different "rubber" materials and have not been happy with either of them.  The second one was Nitrile, grade 60A sheet rubber which I cut to fit. It was specifically recommended by the technical guy at Rubber-Cal for being best for deisel resistance, but it has deteriorate after a year or so.
 
Has anyone found a better product?  If you have replaced your gasket, what product did you use?
How long has it held up?
 
Thanks and regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387


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Re: SM Fuel Tank Inspection Port Gaskets?

eric freedman
 

Hi Daniel,

I removed the inspection port about 10 years ago.  I used a truck inner tube as the material to make a new gasket. I have had no problems since. I opened the tank because there was debris in the bottom of the tank, It was the silicone caulking that Amel used on the gasket. I called Permatex and asked what should I use.

They suggested a tube of sealant that racers use on motorcycles. Being that for each race , depending on the track, they change the  gears.

It remains pliable .

I do not know the name as I am not on Kimberlite. It is grey, in a grey tube and can be purchased at a motorcycle shop.

 

NOTE:  Amel puts a strainer into the tank behind the shutoff valve, It is the same material Amel uses on the bathroom drains. In my case it was clogged. To remove the valve to get to the strainer you need a very thin wrench, we call it a tappet wrench.

 

It was interesting what happened when we came back from France via the Caribe. The engine would stop , I would wait a minute and it would start.

Finally after crossing the Atlantic and the Caribe, the engine stopped and would not start 10 miles from my home.

My crew said call a towboat. I said I would be damned if I would get a tow after all those miles.

I finally remove the hose from the Racor filter and no diesel came out.

I put the hose into the bell of an air horn and when I heard the tank started bubbling,  I started the engine

and motored home.  If anyone ever has the same problem, this is an easy way to temporarily clear the filter.

Amel paid to have the fuel removed and cleaned. At that time I cleaned the strainer.

No more problems after 7000 engine hours on the engine.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Carlson
Sent: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:52 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM Fuel Tank Inspection Port Gaskets?

 

Hi all, I posted this question on a previous thread about fuel tank cleaning. And I've not found a good previous discussion of the topic on the forum.

I'm looking for the right material to replace the gaskets on the inspection ports.  Diesel is pretty hard on most gaskets.  I've tried two different "rubber" materials and have not been happy with either of them.  The second one was Nitrile, grade 60A sheet rubber which I cut to fit. It was specifically recommended by the technical guy at Rubber-Cal for being best for deisel resistance, but it has deteriorate after a year or so.

 

Has anyone found a better product?  If you have replaced your gasket, what product did you use?
How long has it held up?

 

Thanks and regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387