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Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Mohammad Shirloo
 

We replaced all overhead hatch seals at the Manoel yard in Malta. Takes about one hour each.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 12:07 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

 

Hinge pins on the Lewmar hatches 

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This YouTube video may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPSV8FXBKPY

 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 1:57 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Hi Oliver,

To replace the lens you need to split the two halves of the frame of the moving part. These are basically two C-shapes that are mirrored relative to each other. The eindpoints are connected with small screws and a connection part that slides in the frame. The split is across the length axis of the boat with one split between the hinges. To take it apart you must separate the moving part from the part screwed to the deck. Getting the screws out is a pain and is better to be done in a workshop.
But first you need to get the hinge-pins out, that can be a big problem as well. On our 54 they used a trick to break the hinge-pins to free the moving part. In the workshop they removed the remains and replace the rubbers. Back on the boat they used new pins and adequate quantities of anti-seize paste (Duralac/Tefgel).
I agree with a previous contributor that it may be cheaper to buy new hatches. The problem I saw was that Amel used a high-gloss frame and all the ones I saw had a matte frame.

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: ZOOM meeting follow up - comments welcome here

Porter McRoberts
 

Thanks Bill. 
I just finished watching the meeting on YouTube. Great job everyone. 
Topics of particular importance for us would be insurance and lithium conversion and power issues. 
Thanks again
Porter and Helen
Ibis 54-152 Opua. 


On Apr 26, 2020, at 1:11 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


All,

In my opening remarks, I stated the purpose of our meeting should be 3-fold:
Social
Exchange of knowledge
Shakedown (Sea Trial) ZOOM for the future
I believe we accomplished 2 of the 3 goals, Social & Shakedown. Regarding my third goal, "Exchange of knowledge," there was not much new to me and longtime members of our Group because most of what was discussed in the two topics had already been discussed on the Group. However, for those new to Amel, the discussion on parts sourcing and standing rigging was possibly valuable. 

Over the coming weeks and as we get more input from members of our Group, we will be able to determine if we want to do this again and what changes we want to make to the structure of the meeting.  

A warm thank you to all that participated and to our ZOOM administrator Tilo Peters.

Bill

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


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

 

Hinge pins on the Lewmar hatches 
image.png

This YouTube video may help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPSV8FXBKPY

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


On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 1:57 PM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Hi Oliver,

To replace the lens you need to split the two halves of the frame of the moving part. These are basically two C-shapes that are mirrored relative to each other. The eindpoints are connected with small screws and a connection part that slides in the frame. The split is across the length axis of the boat with one split between the hinges. To take it apart you must separate the moving part from the part screwed to the deck. Getting the screws out is a pain and is better to be done in a workshop.
But first you need to get the hinge-pins out, that can be a big problem as well. On our 54 they used a trick to break the hinge-pins to free the moving part. In the workshop they removed the remains and replace the rubbers. Back on the boat they used new pins and adequate quantities of anti-seize paste (Duralac/Tefgel).
I agree with a previous contributor that it may be cheaper to buy new hatches. The problem I saw was that Amel used a high-gloss frame and all the ones I saw had a matte frame.

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Oliver,

To replace the lens you need to split the two halves of the frame of the moving part. These are basically two C-shapes that are mirrored relative to each other. The eindpoints are connected with small screws and a connection part that slides in the frame. The split is across the length axis of the boat with one split between the hinges. To take it apart you must separate the moving part from the part screwed to the deck. Getting the screws out is a pain and is better to be done in a workshop.
But first you need to get the hinge-pins out, that can be a big problem as well. On our 54 they used a trick to break the hinge-pins to free the moving part. In the workshop they removed the remains and replace the rubbers. Back on the boat they used new pins and adequate quantities of anti-seize paste (Duralac/Tefgel).
I agree with a previous contributor that it may be cheaper to buy new hatches. The problem I saw was that Amel used a high-gloss frame and all the ones I saw had a matte frame.

Regards,
Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Dessalator DUO 100 - Watermaker HP hose/pipe

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Soraya and Thomas,

 

The hoses are rated for 5,000 psi. They need to be stainless steel braid. Most hydraulic shops will have them. You will want food quality hoses. We are in Tahiti and plan to replace ours here. We have found online several places but due to restrictions, we haven’t been there yet. We had a failure in one of the fittings, the nut cracked. Epoxy putty has solved the problem, short-term.

 

I have attached the instructions for the fittings (thanks Eric).

 

 

 

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 Sv Garulfo
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2020 3:05 PM
To: Amel Yacht owners Group
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Dessalator DUO 100 - Watermaker HP hose/pipe

 

Hello,

 

We are looking for the specs (type, inner/outer size, max pressure etc) of the high pressure hose HP between the HP pump and the 'pressostat' (pressure regulator?).

 

We have checked online, the dessalator website only shows the fittings without the HP hose, and the company is currently closed due to COVID.

 

We have the stainless steel fittings that can be reused, and are running Dessalator DUO 100. 

 

Has anyone gone through the exercise of sourcing the HP hose and reusing their own fittings? Any recommendations appreciated.

 

Thanks for your help

Best,

 

Soraya

GARULFO A54-122

Tahuata, Marquesas, Frech Polynesia

on very scarce email but available on Wapp +689 8779 0326


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Barry,

 

We’re stuck in the UK at the moment. I suggest you contact Stepan at driftwood, Driftwood Ltd driftwoodgrenada@....

 

The awning looks good but I would not use the same person again on account of cost and quality of service. I can recommend Sunshine Canvas in Grenada who have just made a replacement dodger for a very good price. You should contact Michael, Michael Scott sunshinecanvas2003@....

 

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: 26 April 2020 12:59
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

 

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

 

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Hi Paul,

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 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


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

James Alton
 

Barry,

   If I understand correctly, the plexiglass on your boat is relatively new and you think the current damage is due to some chemical or coating while in a boatyard rather than UV damage?    If the structure (no crazing or cracks) of the material is still sound, it should be possible to wet sand and then polish to remove the coating and restore at least most of the clarity.  If you want to give this a try I would suggest  trying this is in a spot that is not critical for viewing such as a hatch lens to insure that the process works before doing the windshield.  It is best to use clean or filtered water for the wet sanding and have calm conditions that won’t stir up grit.  How coarse to start with depends on how much material that you need to remove but I would start with around 600G for the initial test and adjust as needed.  Using a softish rubber pad can help for the sanding , you want to sand evenly.  Work your way up to at least 2000 grit then use a medium polish followed by a super fine such as Finesse.    Use a soft lambs wool pad with a variable speed buffer and avoid building up too much heat by moving the pad around and not applying too much pressure.  For the test you could do this by hand but the results will not be as good.  We then used the Mequiars #50 cleaner wax and continue to use this on the new plexiglass for a bit of protection and to polish out micro scratches.   When we bought our Amel,  the original 29 year old windshield was almost opaque and we brought it back enough to being able to use the boat for a few seasons until we could replace the plexiglass.  

Best of luck,

James
SV Sueno
Maramu #220
 

On Apr 26, 2020, at 11:20 AM, Barry Connor via groups.io <connor_barry@...> wrote:

Hi Oliver,
Your anchored just in front of me, closer to the beach.
Caraibe Marine want to take them off. I don't think that they would take them apart and replace the seals, lens and handles whilst onboard. The price that I am seeing from them is about the same as getting complete new hatches from Defender and shipping them here. Not sure on how to do the import/clearance here in Le Marin. Have you imported anything during this lockdown?
Best

Barry

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, 10:20:49 AM EDT, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:


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 

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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98
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Arnold Mente

Urbaniweg 12
7000 Eisenstadt 

Tel: +43 660 6699019

arnold.mente@...




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SY Zephyr SM203


Re: Dessalator DUO 100 - Watermaker HP hose/pipe

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello Guys,

I got these hoses from Desalator in 7/2019,specifications are:

E740100 SAE100R7 5/16" MAX W. P. 253 BAR

These hoses work with resusable connectors. 

I am not sure its its wise to use ordenary hydaulic hoses, they might not be food grade. The Dairy hoses someone mentions seam more safe. 

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel54 #39 
Martinique 

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020, 21:06 Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hello,

We are looking for the specs (type, inner/outer size, max pressure etc) of the high pressure hose HP between the HP pump and the 'pressostat' (pressure regulator?).

We have checked online, the dessalator website only shows the fittings without the HP hose, and the company is currently closed due to COVID.

We have the stainless steel fittings that can be reused, and are running Dessalator DUO 100. 

Has anyone gone through the exercise of sourcing the HP hose and reusing their own fittings? Any recommendations appreciated.

Thanks for your help
Best,

Soraya
GARULFO A54-122
Tahuata, Marquesas, Frech Polynesia
on very scarce email but available on Wapp +689 8779 0326


Re: Thanks for the ZOOM!

Barry Connor
 

Thanks Bill,
We have limited internet, we could not join. So glad I will be able to see the meeting online.

Best

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



On Apr 26, 2020, at 13:13, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Micky,

If you would like to see the ZOOM meeting you have two options:

The ZOOM link for the archive recording:
The YouTube link (Note the actual meeting on this YouTube video begins at 7:08:
The YouTube channel recording switched between speaker and gallery view, so the Zoom version is likely to be better.   
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 11:58 AM Micky Ball <mik-ball@...> wrote:
Drat I missed it I have been a few days out of Internet range , is there a recording anywhere of the meeting please . Ta in advance Micky 


Re: ZOOM Meeting #ZOOM

Tilo Peters
 

Hi Everyone!

I’ve trimmed the Zoom conference recording and added subtitles to it. It has the “Speaker View” function, so it’s better than the Youtube Live recording was. I’ve uploaded it to YouTube and you can find it here:


Best,

Tilo

On 26Apr, 2020, at 18:18, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

Thanks to Bill and everyone else that put in the time and effort to set this up.  
 
Happy Sailing;
 
 
Mohammad and Aty
B&B Kokomo
AMEL 54 #099
 
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] ZOOM Meeting #ZOOM
 
Between ZOOM and YouTube, we had about 75 participants during yesterday's meeting.
 
If you would like to see the ZOOM meeting you have two options:
 
The ZOOM link for the archive recording:
The YouTube link (Note the actual meeting on this YouTube video begins at 7:08:
The YouTube channel recording switched between speaker and gallery view, so the Zoom version is likely to be better.   
 
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 



Re: Thanks for the ZOOM!

 

Micky,

If you would like to see the ZOOM meeting you have two options:

The ZOOM link for the archive recording:
The YouTube link (Note the actual meeting on this YouTube video begins at 7:08:
The YouTube channel recording switched between speaker and gallery view, so the Zoom version is likely to be better.   
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 11:58 AM Micky Ball <mik-ball@...> wrote:
Drat I missed it I have been a few days out of Internet range , is there a recording anywhere of the meeting please . Ta in advance Micky 


ZOOM meeting follow up - comments welcome here

 

All,

In my opening remarks, I stated the purpose of our meeting should be 3-fold:
Social
Exchange of knowledge
Shakedown (Sea Trial) ZOOM for the future
I believe we accomplished 2 of the 3 goals, Social & Shakedown. Regarding my third goal, "Exchange of knowledge," there was not much new to me and longtime members of our Group because most of what was discussed in the two topics had already been discussed on the Group. However, for those new to Amel, the discussion on parts sourcing and standing rigging was possibly valuable. 

Over the coming weeks and as we get more input from members of our Group, we will be able to determine if we want to do this again and what changes we want to make to the structure of the meeting.  

A warm thank you to all that participated and to our ZOOM administrator Tilo Peters.

Bill

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


Re: Thanks for the ZOOM!

Micky Ball
 

Drat I missed it I have been a few days out of Internet range , is there a recording anywhere of the meeting please . Ta in advance Micky 


Re: ZOOM Meeting #ZOOM

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Thanks to Bill and everyone else that put in the time and effort to set this up.  

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2020 8:26 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] ZOOM Meeting #ZOOM

 

Between ZOOM and YouTube, we had about 75 participants during yesterday's meeting.

 

If you would like to see the ZOOM meeting you have two options:

 

The ZOOM link for the archive recording:

The YouTube link (Note the actual meeting on this YouTube video begins at 7:08:

The YouTube channel recording switched between speaker and gallery view, so the Zoom version is likely to be better.   

 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar


Re: Thanks for the ZOOM!

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Ruedi,
sorry, how was possible for you to travel through Italy or Sicily ?
 It is no possible for now to go across different Regions and to fly for turism, only for proven need, very limited
Where is Wasabi ? We are at home Venezia and we cant go out from our city, Venezia. Neither, obviously, to fly to Greek  to return on board as our Eutikia is at Preveza Marina on the hard.
Thanks for infos
Giovanni Testa
sv Eutikia SM2K
Preveza Marina
We at home Venezia.

Il 26/04/2020 17:41, Rudolf Waldispuehl ha scritto:
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
 
Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL via groups.io" <sangaris@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
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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


ZOOM Meeting #ZOOM

 

Between ZOOM and YouTube, we had about 75 participants during yesterday's meeting.

If you would like to see the ZOOM meeting you have two options:

The ZOOM link for the archive recording:
The YouTube link (Note the actual meeting on this YouTube video begins at 7:08:
The YouTube channel recording switched between speaker and gallery view, so the Zoom version is likely to be better.   

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


Re: Lewmar acrylic lens replacement on Amel 54

Barry Connor
 

Hi Oliver,
Your anchored just in front of me, closer to the beach.
Caraibe Marine want to take them off. I don't think that they would take them apart and replace the seals, lens and handles whilst onboard. The price that I am seeing from them is about the same as getting complete new hatches from Defender and shipping them here. Not sure on how to do the import/clearance here in Le Marin. Have you imported anything during this lockdown?
Best

Barry

On Sunday, April 26, 2020, 10:20:49 AM EDT, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:


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
 

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Hi Paul,

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 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
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Arnold Mente

Urbaniweg 12
7000 Eisenstadt 

Tel: +43 660 6699019

arnold.mente@...




--
Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203


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
 
Von: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of "Craig & Katherine Briggs SN 68 Sangaris Tropic Isle Harbor, FL via groups.io" <sangaris@...>
Antworten an: "main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io" <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Datum: Sonntag, 26. April 2020 um 01:37
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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