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Inside Tips - "How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel" - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube - Sat, 04/10/2021 20:00-21:00, Please RSVP #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Inside Tips - "How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel" - ZOOM also simulcast and recorded on YouTube

When: Saturday, 10 April 2021, 20:00 to 21:00, (GMT+00:00) Etc/GMT

Where:Internet Worldwide at 2000 hours UTC

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Organizer: Bill Rouse brouse@... 8323804970

Description:

All,

 

It is my true pleasure to announce our next ZOOM meeting for 10 April at 2000 UTC.

 

The Subject of this meeting is “How to work with a broker to Buy or Sell your Amel." Included will be tips from one of the world's most experienced Amel brokers, Joel Potter.

 

I asked Joel Potter to place some of his Amel knowledge and his love of the brand aside for this ZOOM meeting. I asked Joel to use his experience to help you understand how to best work with a yacht broker as a Buyer and as a Seller. I also asked him to provide you with some inside information and tips on how to work with any broker. I do not think that you will find this “inside information” and tips anywhere.

 

If you own an Amel, someday you will be selling her and a few tips can be worth thousands. If you plan on buying an Amel, chances are you will hear advice that will be “priceless.”

 

Joel Potter began his Amel selling career 40 years ago in 1981. Since that time and up to the present Joel has sold Amel yachts, almost exclusively. In 2015, Joel retired from selling new Amel boats after nearly 35 years of being Amels exclusive representative for all of North America in order to concentrate on selling preowned Amel boats.   

 

Joel has sold some Amels multiple times, first when they were new and up to 6 times as resales. Without a doubt, Joel knows Amels and he is one of the few brokers in the world that I recommend. Joel is amazingly linked to Amel and one of Amel’s biggest supporters. Joel has also personally owned two Super Maramus and an Amel 54.

Date and Time:

Amel Yacht Owners' Group April Gathering: Time: Apr 10, 2021 20:00 GMT

The zoom link is: 

To Join the Zoom Meeting, click on this link.
If you do not have ZOOM loaded on your device, this link will guide you through the process.

https://epfl.zoom.us/j/83328154757?pwd=NFRVOXNuRTI0ZTY4d09HOEZHVjFoZz09

 

You do not need the following if you use the link above
Meeting ID: 833 2815 4757 
Passcode: 550827

 

You can also view the meeting with YouTube either during the meeting or afterward.
YouTube link is:
 https://youtu.be/AiFLSZQGaIM


Re: Remote control for mizen furling

Bob Grey
 

I have same works well, flat batteries is the most common problem, the receiver is just below the mizzen which you found in the roof of the main cabin, the receiver in the aft lazzarette is for the swim platform.

Bob Grey
Renaissance 3
amel 55 #25


Re: White plastic "tube" standing rigging protection?

Bob Grey
 

Hi guys, It was on my 55 from the factory, stops the Genoa sheet from fraying against the SS stay, it all fell apart after 5 years from the UV, haven’t replaced it. I have been intending to but it’s low on my list of things to do.

Bob Grey
Renaissance III
AMEL 55 #25


Re: Best Sailrite flightcase storage in A54?

Alexander Hofmann
 

Hello Arno, Scott and Domenique,

Yes, funny indeed to exchange the few possible storage positions. Mine is under the front portside cabin's bed. But I think, Arno's suggestion is the best. Will think it over.
Fair winds - out of Covid

Alexander Hofmann. SY Oceanica I. Amel54#156


Re: Leaking deck hatch latch

Bob Grey
 

Thanks guys, sounds like it’s an oring on the shaft, that’s my job tomorrow., note it’s the forward deck locker with a southco latch not the Lewmar  cabin hatches.


Re: White plastic "tube" standing rigging protection?

Roque
 

Hi

I don't know about SM, and not saying you must keep them, but they were factory installed on both  A54 I owned. I just re-rigged Attika and ACMO sent all the plastic tubes already in place.

Roque
Attika A54 117
Paraty- Brazil





Em sáb., 10 de abr. de 2021 às 10:20, Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> escreveu:

I agree. I did not have it on my previous boat. And yes they are getting off due to UV. Interesting, previous owner left some spare tubes. Anyway I will take it off, due to resonn you have written.
Thank you.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Super Maramu Cockpit Closing

VICTOR MOLERO
 

Hello Amelians.
I am replacing the Amel original closing of the cockpit in our Super Maramu. If anyone is interested in the one being replaced I will be happy to give it to whoever wants to replace his. It is in very, very good conditions. Should anyone be interested, please contact me to send pictures, measures, etc. I am currently in Corfú, Greece and plan to sail to Italy and then France from may on. 
Best.
Victor
SM314 Alendoy


Re: White plastic "tube" standing rigging protection?

Slavko Despotovic
 

I agree. I did not have it on my previous boat. And yes they are getting off due to UV. Interesting, previous owner left some spare tubes. Anyway I will take it off, due to resonn you have written.
Thank you.
--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: White plastic "tube" standing rigging protection?

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi Slavko,

Some people like to have those tubes so that when they grab the stay it is easier on the hand, as opposed to cable. The downside is it allows water to remain in contact with the steel, predisposing to rust. 

I don't think it’s factory installed, plus the plastic would have rotted away by now from the UV. We were re-rigged in Martinique by Gautin, very experienced with Amels. They said they did not have such coverings, and recommended against. 

Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay

On Apr 10, 2021, at 8:35 AM, Slavko Despotovic <slavko@...> wrote:

I have number or almost all standing rigging parts from deck level to up to 2m above covered with white plastic tubes. I have asked a rigger what is this for and his response was that it does not make sense. I never so it on other boats. But with Amel one never knows. I have attached a photo where one can see what I am talking about. Any help highly appreciated.


--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz <XECR2809.pdf>


--
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
Chesapeake Bay


White plastic "tube" standing rigging protection?

Slavko Despotovic
 

I have number or almost all standing rigging parts from deck level to up to 2m above covered with white plastic tubes. I have asked a rigger what is this for and his response was that it does not make sense. I never so it on other boats. But with Amel one never knows. I have attached a photo where one can see what I am talking about. Any help highly appreciated.


--
Slavko
SM 2000
#279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz


Re: Best Sailrite flightcase storage in A54?

Arno Luijten
 

Funny how everyone had a different location.
Ours is in the aft cavity under the table in the main saloon. By sliding the table you get decent access to lift the “spare boat anchor” from the locker. 

Cheers,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Sea Chest

 

Mark,

That brass one-valve was not original. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Fri, Apr 9, 2021, 10:48 PM Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I have a one-way flap valve between the manifold and the sea-chest/strainer. It is not possible for water to easily flow backward toward the sea-chest even if the engine or genset pulls water faster than the strainer can provide (if dirty). This ensures my pumps for AC, water makers and heads remain primed and I get no air in the sea-chest. The original was brass and I upgraded to stainless when I rebuilt the manifold.

 

 

 

 

 

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 CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 2:40 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sea Chest

 

That would certainly suck air into the strainer because the suction from various pumps would overcome a one-way valve. All of the one-way valves I am familiar with for water do not work well for air.

 

I am not sure what Mark is talking about because the sea chest contains the strainer.

 

 

 

 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 6:19 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:

hi Mark,

 

Can you expand on that idea? I don’t really see where that valve would be?

 

Bill, 

What do you think of a hose out of the Vetus lid, up over the water line and outputting in the cockpit drain (which is very nearby on the A54), with a one way valve to let accumulated air out into the cockpit drain but preventing any suction of air through there? 

Raw water consumers would pump sea water through the chest and strainer and any accumulated air (up to the waterline) would rejoin the atmosphere by simple gravity. 

Arguably, the rolling motion of the boat would continuously fill that one-way hose with sea water until it overflows in the drain. Also, removing the vetus lid for maintenance of he sea chest would be messier, having to deal with the water left in the hose. Maybe a Gardena type adapter to easily remove the hose from the lid even if it’s full. The same fitting could be used to feed the system fresh water for wintering like Arno did.

 

Any views ?

 

Thanks

 

Fair winds

 

Thomas

GARULFO 

A54-122

Huahine, French Polynesia 

 

 

 

On Sun, 29 Nov 2020 at 11:28, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

The most effective way I have found to prevent air accumulation in the strainer it to install a one-way flow valve between the strainer and the sea-chest.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

 


Re: Best Sailrite flightcase storage in A54?

Scott SV Tengah
 

We don't have a sail rite but rather a cheap Singer and we store it under the aft cabin bed.
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Leaking deck hatch latch

Scott SV Tengah
 

Where is it leaking? I have a 54 but we have Southco latches, too. One was leaking on the shaft. If you see rust on the shaft itself, it's likely the o-ring on the shaft. Take it apart and replace the o-ring and you're good to go. Arno was the first to do it (to my knowledge) so search for his posts.

If it's the sikaflex, just unbolt the whole latch and reseal. 

No need nor advantage to replace the whole thing.

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


Re: Leaking deck hatch latch

Vladan Bojic
 

Bob,

you can check here for Lewmar spare parts https://www.helmstock.com/hatches-latches-portlights/hatches-portlights-boat/lewmar-hatches-spare-parts.html?p=1

They are very efficient with delivery.

--
Vladan

A54 #157 PAME


Re: Leaking deck hatch latch

Dominique Sery
 


Re: Best Sailrite flightcase storage in A54?

Dominique Sery
 

Under the bed in the cabin.

Regards
Dominique

Irko A54#16


Re: Leaking deck hatch latch

Porter McRoberts
 

Bob. If you take it apart and clean and re silicone the seals then recaulk I think you’ll be back in business. The caulking especially as it gets dry and brittle need a refresh I found. Otherwise our friends in Rochelle happily will supply you with new parts. 


Porter McRoberts 
S/V IBIS A54-152

On Apr 9, 2021, at 7:16 PM, Bob Grey via groups.io <renaissanceiii@...> wrote:

Gentlemen, My Amel 55 has a leaking forward deck hatch, it seems to be the southco latch, Does anyone know where to buy seals for these latches? Couldn’t find any parts on the southco website.

Bob Grey 
Renaissance III
Amel 55 #25


Leaking deck hatch latch

Bob Grey
 

Gentlemen, My Amel 55 has a leaking forward deck hatch, it seems to be the southco latch, Does anyone know where to buy seals for these latches? Couldn’t find any parts on the southco website.

Bob Grey 
Renaissance III
Amel 55 #25


Re: Sea Chest

Mark Erdos
 

I have a one-way flap valve between the manifold and the sea-chest/strainer. It is not possible for water to easily flow backward toward the sea-chest even if the engine or genset pulls water faster than the strainer can provide (if dirty). This ensures my pumps for AC, water makers and heads remain primed and I get no air in the sea-chest. The original was brass and I upgraded to stainless when I rebuilt the manifold.

 

Check valves - Check valves manufacturer - SIO

 

 

 

 

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 CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Friday, April 9, 2021 2:40 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Sea Chest

 

That would certainly suck air into the strainer because the suction from various pumps would overcome a one-way valve. All of the one-way valves I am familiar with for water do not work well for air.

 

I am not sure what Mark is talking about because the sea chest contains the strainer.

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 6:19 PM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:

hi Mark,

 

Can you expand on that idea? I don’t really see where that valve would be?

 

Bill, 

What do you think of a hose out of the Vetus lid, up over the water line and outputting in the cockpit drain (which is very nearby on the A54), with a one way valve to let accumulated air out into the cockpit drain but preventing any suction of air through there? 

Raw water consumers would pump sea water through the chest and strainer and any accumulated air (up to the waterline) would rejoin the atmosphere by simple gravity. 

Arguably, the rolling motion of the boat would continuously fill that one-way hose with sea water until it overflows in the drain. Also, removing the vetus lid for maintenance of he sea chest would be messier, having to deal with the water left in the hose. Maybe a Gardena type adapter to easily remove the hose from the lid even if it’s full. The same fitting could be used to feed the system fresh water for wintering like Arno did.

 

Any views ?

 

Thanks

 

Fair winds

 

Thomas

GARULFO 

A54-122

Huahine, French Polynesia 

 

 

 

On Sun, 29 Nov 2020 at 11:28, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

The most effective way I have found to prevent air accumulation in the strainer it to install a one-way flow valve between the strainer and the sea-chest.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

 

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