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Re: Thanks for the ZOOM!

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Bill and Tilo

Thanks a lot for the Zoom get together. 
Sorry not being able to attend because I was still traveling to SY WASABI in Sicily. With all the restrictions it took me 18 hours until I reached successfully our beloved AMEL. 
Best regards and stay save, hope for another Meeting if it was successfully. I will watch the youtube,… thanks agin.

Ruedi
WASABI A54. #55
 
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Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Sonntag, 26. April 2020 um 01:37
An: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Betreff: [AmelYachtOwners] Thanks for the ZOOM!

Bill,
Thanks for the Zoom get together. Great to see the AMEL Owner's gang!
Craig


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hi,

I dont understand why they need to take the hatch away? 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 

On Sun, Apr 26, 2020, 09:02 Barry Connor via groups.io <connor_barry=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Arnold,
Thanks, I have been looking at that and the price for a complete new Lewmar hatch is not much difference than the cost of the parts and labor. They have to take off, take the hatch away and bring it back to fit again. Repaired is never as good as new!
Best 
Barry


On Apr 26, 2020, at 08:04, Arnold Mente via groups.io <Arnold.mente=me.com@groups.io> wrote:

Hi,

I would recommend buying complete Lewmar hatches and throwing away the frames. I did this on my last boat and it was cheaper than just buying the lid or all the small parts. The exchange was completed in a short time and looked fantastic.

Best 
Arnold
SV Zephyr
SM203

Am 26.04.2020 um 13:59 schrieb Barry Connor via groups.io <connor_barry@...>:

Hi Paul,
Yes, that’s who I have on my list to contact when they open.
Are you near Clarke’s Court Boatyard, can you let me know when they reopen? I am having new brackets made here in Le Marin so as to convert the opening windscreens to double hydraulic pistons.
I need to get my Bimini recovered also. Where did you have the shade cover made, it looks good and efficient in your photo?
Best 
Barry


On Apr 26, 2020, at 07:34, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:


Barry,
 
I remember now – we had this exchange before. I recommended a place in Grenada called Driftwood to replace your cockpit screens – photo attahed. I can’t help with the hatches though.
 
Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 18:51
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54
 

<image001.jpg>
Hi Paul,

<image002.jpg>
 No, not UV damage. The boat yard workers in Monastir, Tunisia sprayed/spilt a liquid all over my topside. The deck polished out OK but all the acrylic hatches, port lights and widescreens need replacement. When we bought in 2015 all windows were perfect no signs of any marks or UV affects, now we have streaks and blotches everywhere.

I don’t know if any Amel 54 owners have had to replace the acrylics before. If anyone has any experience with replacement of the acrylics I would really appreciate any advise. This is becoming a challenge. A have had some traders wanting to cut out and replace, don’t know what quality acrylic I might get. I only want the genuine supply from manufacturers.
Would appreciate any advise that anyone has.
Best
 
Barry and Penny Connor
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 
 


On Apr 25, 2020, at 12:17, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:


Barry,
 
I’m curious as to why they need replacing – UV damage? Should I be concerned about mine?
 
Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 15:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54
 
I need to replace all my Lewmar arcylic lens on the 7 Lewmar hatches. I have measured the outside and they tally with Lewmar specs for the size 50,54,60,and 70.
I measure the actual lens size and the size does not match the Lewmar specification for the actual lens.
Example:
Lewmar size 50: My overall outer measurements, 448x578mm. Same as Lewmar spec. 
Lewmar size 50 lens: Lewmar specification measurement for lens is 377x507mm. My measurement of Lens inside the seal 387x517.

Can anyone put me straight on this?
These acrylic lenses do not seem difficult to install after looking at the Lewmar video, don't want to order the wrong size.

Thanks

Barry and Penny Connor
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 


-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
<IMG_2779.jpg>

Arnold Mente

Urbaniweg 12
7000 Eisenstadt 

Tel: +43 660 6699019

arnold.mente@...




--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


Re: Galley Stove Replacement #galley #stove

ngtnewington Newington
 

On my last boat, before my Amel I bought a GN Espace…Fantastic cooker but as you say££££££. Worth it though.

Nick
S/Y Amelia AML 54-019 Ashore Kilada Greece

On 26 Apr 2020, at 09:13, Linda Melton <lindajmelton@...> wrote:

I reported this in the last post on this topic. Early on in our acquisition of our Amel we replaced the beautiful 19 year old ENO stove with a new ENO. We looked at the GN Espace which we were very attracted to bar the price. It is our biggest regret not spending the money on the GN!
We only live on the boat 6 months a year, but in 7 years have had to replace a number of items which have rusted or melted!
No disgrace to the stove, but ENO and others have a bigger market in the mass market of boat owners still at work who unfortunately can only use their boats at weekends and short holidays - probably dining ashore as it’s a holiday.
Our cooker is on the same level of need as our electricity charging system which is in constant use every day. Next time, lesson learnt, I will replace with a GN.
PS. Although I don’t do much of the cooking, I do get all of the cleaning and maintenance of the cooker!!

Good luck with your choice.

Ian and Linda.
Ocean Hobo SN96



Re: would someone please explain how this works?

Robert Giroux
 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turboencabulator Very old engineering joke. :)

Regards,

 

Robert Giroux

Future Amel Owner 


On Apr 26, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Patrick McAneny via groups.io <sailw32@...> wrote:


Eric, I think/hope that was SNL skit.
Pat 
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Apr 25, 2020 9:24 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] would someone please explain how this works?

 
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376
 


Re: Galley Stove Replacement #galley #stove

Linda Melton <lindajmelton@...>
 

I reported this in the last post on this topic. Early on in our acquisition of our Amel we replaced the beautiful 19 year old ENO stove with a new ENO. We looked at the GN Espace which we were very attracted to bar the price. It is our biggest regret not spending the money on the GN!
We only live on the boat 6 months a year, but in 7 years have had to replace a number of items which have rusted or melted!
No disgrace to the stove, but ENO and others have a bigger market in the mass market of boat owners still at work who unfortunately can only use their boats at weekends and short holidays - probably dining ashore as it’s a holiday.
Our cooker is on the same level of need as our electricity charging system which is in constant use every day. Next time, lesson learnt, I will replace with a GN.
PS. Although I don’t do much of the cooking, I do get all of the cleaning and maintenance of the cooker!!

Good luck with your choice.

Ian and Linda.
Ocean Hobo SN96


Re: would someone please explain how this works?

Patrick McAneny
 

Eric, I think/hope that was SNL skit.
Pat 
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: eric freedman <kimberlite@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sat, Apr 25, 2020 9:24 pm
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] would someone please explain how this works?

 
Fair Winds
Eric
Amel Super Maramu #376
 


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Hi Arnold,
Thanks, I have been looking at that and the price for a complete new Lewmar hatch is not much difference than the cost of the parts and labor. They have to take off, take the hatch away and bring it back to fit again. Repaired is never as good as new!
Best 
Barry


On Apr 26, 2020, at 08:04, Arnold Mente via groups.io <Arnold.mente@...> wrote:

Hi,

I would recommend buying complete Lewmar hatches and throwing away the frames. I did this on my last boat and it was cheaper than just buying the lid or all the small parts. The exchange was completed in a short time and looked fantastic.

Best 
Arnold
SV Zephyr
SM203

Am 26.04.2020 um 13:59 schrieb Barry Connor via groups.io <connor_barry@...>:

Hi Paul,
Yes, that’s who I have on my list to contact when they open.
Are you near Clarke’s Court Boatyard, can you let me know when they reopen? I am having new brackets made here in Le Marin so as to convert the opening windscreens to double hydraulic pistons.
I need to get my Bimini recovered also. Where did you have the shade cover made, it looks good and efficient in your photo?
Best 
Barry


On Apr 26, 2020, at 07:34, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:


Barry,
 
I remember now – we had this exchange before. I recommended a place in Grenada called Driftwood to replace your cockpit screens – photo attahed. I can’t help with the hatches though.
 
Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 18:51
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54
 

<image001.jpg>
Hi Paul,

<image002.jpg>
 No, not UV damage. The boat yard workers in Monastir, Tunisia sprayed/spilt a liquid all over my topside. The deck polished out OK but all the acrylic hatches, port lights and widescreens need replacement. When we bought in 2015 all windows were perfect no signs of any marks or UV affects, now we have streaks and blotches everywhere.

I don’t know if any Amel 54 owners have had to replace the acrylics before. If anyone has any experience with replacement of the acrylics I would really appreciate any advise. This is becoming a challenge. A have had some traders wanting to cut out and replace, don’t know what quality acrylic I might get. I only want the genuine supply from manufacturers.
Would appreciate any advise that anyone has.
Best
 
Barry and Penny Connor
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 
 


On Apr 25, 2020, at 12:17, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:


Barry,
 
I’m curious as to why they need replacing – UV damage? Should I be concerned about mine?
 
Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 15:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54
 
I need to replace all my Lewmar arcylic lens on the 7 Lewmar hatches. I have measured the outside and they tally with Lewmar specs for the size 50,54,60,and 70.
I measure the actual lens size and the size does not match the Lewmar specification for the actual lens.
Example:
Lewmar size 50: My overall outer measurements, 448x578mm. Same as Lewmar spec. 
Lewmar size 50 lens: Lewmar specification measurement for lens is 377x507mm. My measurement of Lens inside the seal 387x517.

Can anyone put me straight on this?
These acrylic lenses do not seem difficult to install after looking at the Lewmar video, don't want to order the wrong size.

Thanks

Barry and Penny Connor
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 


-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
<IMG_2779.jpg>

Arnold Mente

Urbaniweg 12
7000 Eisenstadt 

Tel: +43 660 6699019

arnold.mente@...




--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Arnold Mente
 

Hi,

I would recommend buying complete Lewmar hatches and throwing away the frames. I did this on my last boat and it was cheaper than just buying the lid or all the small parts. The exchange was completed in a short time and looked fantastic.

Best 
Arnold
SV Zephyr
SM203

Am 26.04.2020 um 13:59 schrieb Barry Connor via groups.io <connor_barry@...>:

Hi Paul,
Yes, that’s who I have on my list to contact when they open.
Are you near Clarke’s Court Boatyard, can you let me know when they reopen? I am having new brackets made here in Le Marin so as to convert the opening windscreens to double hydraulic pistons.
I need to get my Bimini recovered also. Where did you have the shade cover made, it looks good and efficient in your photo?
Best 
Barry


On Apr 26, 2020, at 07:34, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:


Barry,
 
I remember now – we had this exchange before. I recommended a place in Grenada called Driftwood to replace your cockpit screens – photo attahed. I can’t help with the hatches though.
 
Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 18:51
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54
 

<image001.jpg>
Hi Paul,

<image002.jpg>
 No, not UV damage. The boat yard workers in Monastir, Tunisia sprayed/spilt a liquid all over my topside. The deck polished out OK but all the acrylic hatches, port lights and widescreens need replacement. When we bought in 2015 all windows were perfect no signs of any marks or UV affects, now we have streaks and blotches everywhere.

I don’t know if any Amel 54 owners have had to replace the acrylics before. If anyone has any experience with replacement of the acrylics I would really appreciate any advise. This is becoming a challenge. A have had some traders wanting to cut out and replace, don’t know what quality acrylic I might get. I only want the genuine supply from manufacturers.
Would appreciate any advise that anyone has.
Best
 
Barry and Penny Connor
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 
 


On Apr 25, 2020, at 12:17, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:


Barry,
 
I’m curious as to why they need replacing – UV damage? Should I be concerned about mine?
 
Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 15:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54
 
I need to replace all my Lewmar arcylic lens on the 7 Lewmar hatches. I have measured the outside and they tally with Lewmar specs for the size 50,54,60,and 70.
I measure the actual lens size and the size does not match the Lewmar specification for the actual lens.
Example:
Lewmar size 50: My overall outer measurements, 448x578mm. Same as Lewmar spec. 
Lewmar size 50 lens: Lewmar specification measurement for lens is 377x507mm. My measurement of Lens inside the seal 387x517.

Can anyone put me straight on this?
These acrylic lenses do not seem difficult to install after looking at the Lewmar video, don't want to order the wrong size.

Thanks

Barry and Penny Connor
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 


-- 
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
<IMG_2779.jpg>

Arnold Mente

Urbaniweg 12
7000 Eisenstadt 

Tel: +43 660 6699019

arnold.mente@...




--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Hi Paul,
Yes, that’s who I have on my list to contact when they open.
Are you near Clarke’s Court Boatyard, can you let me know when they reopen? I am having new brackets made here in Le Marin so as to convert the opening windscreens to double hydraulic pistons.
I need to get my Bimini recovered also. Where did you have the shade cover made, it looks good and efficient in your photo?
Best 
Barry


On Apr 26, 2020, at 07:34, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

I remember now – we had this exchange before. I recommended a place in Grenada called Driftwood to replace your cockpit screens – photo attahed. I can’t help with the hatches though.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 18:51
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

 

<image001.jpg>
Hi Paul,

<image002.jpg>
 No, not UV damage. The boat yard workers in Monastir, Tunisia sprayed/spilt a liquid all over my topside. The deck polished out OK but all the acrylic hatches, port lights and widescreens need replacement. When we bought in 2015 all windows were perfect no signs of any marks or UV affects, now we have streaks and blotches everywhere.

I don’t know if any Amel 54 owners have had to replace the acrylics before. If anyone has any experience with replacement of the acrylics I would really appreciate any advise. This is becoming a challenge. A have had some traders wanting to cut out and replace, don’t know what quality acrylic I might get. I only want the genuine supply from manufacturers.

Would appreciate any advise that anyone has.

Best

 

Barry and Penny Connor

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 



On Apr 25, 2020, at 12:17, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

I’m curious as to why they need replacing – UV damage? Should I be concerned about mine?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 15:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

 

I need to replace all my Lewmar arcylic lens on the 7 Lewmar hatches. I have measured the outside and they tally with Lewmar specs for the size 50,54,60,and 70.
I measure the actual lens size and the size does not match the Lewmar specification for the actual lens.
Example:
Lewmar size 50: My overall outer measurements, 448x578mm. Same as Lewmar spec. 
Lewmar size 50 lens: Lewmar specification measurement for lens is 377x507mm. My measurement of Lens inside the seal 387x517.

Can anyone put me straight on this?
These acrylic lenses do not seem difficult to install after looking at the Lewmar video, don't want to order the wrong size.

Thanks

Barry and Penny Connor
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
<IMG_2779.jpg>


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Barry,

 

I remember now – we had this exchange before. I recommended a place in Grenada called Driftwood to replace your cockpit screens – photo attahed. I can’t help with the hatches though.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 18:51
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

 

Hi Paul,

 No, not UV damage. The boat yard workers in Monastir, Tunisia sprayed/spilt a liquid all over my topside. The deck polished out OK but all the acrylic hatches, port lights and widescreens need replacement. When we bought in 2015 all windows were perfect no signs of any marks or UV affects, now we have streaks and blotches everywhere.

I don’t know if any Amel 54 owners have had to replace the acrylics before. If anyone has any experience with replacement of the acrylics I would really appreciate any advise. This is becoming a challenge. A have had some traders wanting to cut out and replace, don’t know what quality acrylic I might get. I only want the genuine supply from manufacturers.

Would appreciate any advise that anyone has.

Best

 

Barry and Penny Connor

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 

 



On Apr 25, 2020, at 12:17, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

I’m curious as to why they need replacing – UV damage? Should I be concerned about mine?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 15:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

 

I need to replace all my Lewmar arcylic lens on the 7 Lewmar hatches. I have measured the outside and they tally with Lewmar specs for the size 50,54,60,and 70.
I measure the actual lens size and the size does not match the Lewmar specification for the actual lens.
Example:
Lewmar size 50: My overall outer measurements, 448x578mm. Same as Lewmar spec. 
Lewmar size 50 lens: Lewmar specification measurement for lens is 377x507mm. My measurement of Lens inside the seal 387x517.

Can anyone put me straight on this?
These acrylic lenses do not seem difficult to install after looking at the Lewmar video, don't want to order the wrong size.

Thanks

Barry and Penny Connor
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Thanks Arno,
I will make sure I replace both the hinge pins and grub screws.
I found one Lewmar agent with some lens in stock. I am asking them to give me the actual lens measurements.

Best
Barry


On Apr 25, 2020, at 15:38, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Hi Barry,

I would not worry too much about the size difference. Do make sure you are looking at the medium size profile series as opposed to the Ocean series and the low-profile series.

Word of advice; also order new hinge pins as you are likely forced to break the existing ones out when removing the hatch. Lewmar did not put anti-seize paste on the hinge-pins (stainless pin in alloy hole). Also the small grub-screws holding the two halves of the frame together may prove a pig to remove. When replacing the lens most definitely also replace the seal that holds the lens, you will get leaks otherwise.
I had all the hatches done last year, but did not require new lenses. Only the seals were replace because of leakage.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Thanks Chuck,
I will contact them when they open up again.

Best 
Barry


On Apr 25, 2020, at 15:21, Chuck_Kim_Joy <clacey9@...> wrote:


Hi Berry,
I had my hatch glass done here in Le Marin. They take the hatch and bring it back. 

Caraïbe Menuiserie

I have not done the windshield yet but Alban says 

Incidences Sails is the place for that. Sorry for the cut and paste. 


Chuck 
Joy SM 388
 

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 1:51 PM Barry Connor via groups.io <connor_barry=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
<image1.jpeg>
Hi Paul,
<image0.jpeg>
 No, not UV damage. The boat yard workers in Monastir, Tunisia sprayed/spilt a liquid all over my topside. The deck polished out OK but all the acrylic hatches, port lights and widescreens need replacement. When we bought in 2015 all windows were perfect no signs of any marks or UV affects, now we have streaks and blotches everywhere.
I don’t know if any Amel 54 owners have had to replace the acrylics before. If anyone has any experience with replacement of the acrylics I would really appreciate any advise. This is becoming a challenge. A have had some traders wanting to cut out and replace, don’t know what quality acrylic I might get. I only want the genuine supply from manufacturers.
Would appreciate any advise that anyone has.
Best

Barry and Penny Connor
“SV Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 


On Apr 25, 2020, at 12:17, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Barry,

 

I’m curious as to why they need replacing – UV damage? Should I be concerned about mine?

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barry Connor via groups.io
Sent: 25 April 2020 15:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

 

I need to replace all my Lewmar arcylic lens on the 7 Lewmar hatches. I have measured the outside and they tally with Lewmar specs for the size 50,54,60,and 70.
I measure the actual lens size and the size does not match the Lewmar specification for the actual lens.
Example:
Lewmar size 50: My overall outer measurements, 448x578mm. Same as Lewmar spec. 
Lewmar size 50 lens: Lewmar specification measurement for lens is 377x507mm. My measurement of Lens inside the seal 387x517.

Can anyone put me straight on this?
These acrylic lenses do not seem difficult to install after looking at the Lewmar video, don't want to order the wrong size.

Thanks

Barry and Penny Connor
"SV Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54.  #17
Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Thanks for the ZOOM!

michael winand
 

Likewise !!  early Sunday  morning. For a change  
Best  Elaine  Michael  nebo  sm  251


On Sun, 26 Apr 2020 at 10:37, Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL via groups.io
<sangaris@...> wrote:
Bill,
Thanks for the Zoom get together. Great to see the AMEL Owner's gang!
Craig


Re: Rigging tension gauge

Gerhard Mueller
 

It is much cheaper to use the method introduced by Selden.



--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece


Re: Rigging tension gauge

Diego de Miguel (Sailing Living Lab) Amel Sharki
 

Hi Ryan,
I am going to test this one.
The vivration frecuency (musical note) os a string depends on the tension. More tension = higer frecuency.
Thus, why not to try with a bass guitar tuner? :-)
All the Best,

Diego de Miguel
Sharky 52



Re: would someone please explain how this works?

Mark Erdos
 

I dunno. But, now I need one!

 

 

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 eric freedman
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 3:24 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] would someone please explain how this works?

 

https://biggeekdad.com/2010/11/turbo-encabulator/

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 


would someone please explain how this works?

eric freedman
 

https://biggeekdad.com/2010/11/turbo-encabulator/

 

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Re: Rigging tension gauge

eric freedman
 

In Martinique and St Thomas they use a type of hydraulic tension measuring device with a digital readout.

I am sure many of the bigger Brewer yards around Boston use these gauges. I am also sure that yards in Newport can measure wire well over 12 mm. My friend had his boat rerigged and the capstays were over 18 mm.

 

I have the Loos pt3M gauge on board which goes up to 10 mm. I really only need it when I drop the mizzen backstays to get into a smaller travel lift.

Over the 16 years that I owned kimberlite before changing the rigging I found very little to no stretch in the cable.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kelly Ran
Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2020 6:28 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Rigging tension gauge

 

Aras,

 

This tool will set you back $3k

 

 

Kelly + Ryan

Iteration 

 

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 18:16 Aras <aras.grinius@...> wrote:

I wonder how big they are and they're coat

Aras

Sharki #163 1988

 

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020, 5:37 PM Ryan Meador <ryan.d.meador@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

On the Zoom call this evening, Ian asked if anyone uses a tension gauge when tuning their standing rigging.  Here in the Northeastern USA, it seems that none of the professional riggers use them (I even had one tell me no such thing exists for wires as large as our rigging).

 

But down in Martinique, Caraïbe Gréement (the Amel-affiliated rigging company) uses an elevator cable strain gauge for this purpose.  I've attached a photo I snapped while Gaëtan's crew was working on our boat.  It made quick work of the process.  I'm tempted to buy one for my own use.

 

Thanks,

 

Ryan and Kelly

SM 233 Iteration

Boston, MA, USA

 


Thanks for the ZOOM!

Craig Briggs
 

Bill,
Thanks for the Zoom get together. Great to see the AMEL Owner's gang!
Craig


Re: New file uploaded to main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io

Stefan and Anne Deerberg
 

Thank you Steve!
That’s a great documentary of your work. Very useful. That encourages me to tackle the job myself.
It’s reminds me of my times when I build Aircraft many years ago.

Stefan

SV Voyageur
SM 373 Martinique