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Hurricane advice Mexico - Yucatan - Cozumel/Cancun #stove

Alan Ogilvie
 

Hi, we have a Mango and just came transatlantic this winter and were refused entry in Dominican Republic and Jamaica on way to Mexico due to the virus beong just behind us. The people in Cayman Islands were incredibly supportive and helped out reprovision.
We were not planning to but looks like will probably be stuck in Yucatan near cozumel/cancun area through hurricane season.
Does anyone know of any good marinas/yards with keel holes etc for hurricane planning? 
Any suggestions greatly valued. Also any suggestions re insurance as we are Dutch flagged and will need to leave our company if staying!


Fw: Metrol Springs Limited: New Order # 200005176

Barry Connor
 

Dear Paul,

My mistake on the previous post.
The UK supplier of the fridge gas strut is METROL.
I have attached the invoice, this is exactly what you need.
Best 

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

----- Forwarded Message -----

From: Barry Connor <connor_barry@...>
To: Sonja KESSLER <amel.med@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 9:59:28 AM EDT
Subject: Fwd: Metrol Springs Limited: New Order # 200005176


Dear Sonja,

It was nice to see you and thank you for the information regarding the rigging in Hyeres. We will arrange to come to Hyeres to have the mast pad fitted.
Below is my order for the gas strut for the lift up deep galley fridge top. I am also sending you photos of this strut.
Hope you can get this for your customer.

Kind Regards 

Barry Connor

Begin forwarded message:

From: Metrol Springs Limited <sales@...>
Date: March 6, 2019 at 16:24:41 GMT+1
To: Barry Connor <connor_barry@...>
Subject: Metrol Springs Limited: New Order # 200005176

Thank you for your order from Metrol Springs Limited.

Once your package ships we will send an email with a link to track your order. Your order summary is below. Thank you again for your business.

Order Questions?

Call Us: 01604 499332
Email: sales@...

Your order #200005176

Placed on 6 March 2019 15:24:29 GMT

Items in your order Qty Price

Fixed Force Gas Strut F-SD02-160

SKU: F-SD02-160-

1 £25.23
stroke  
1 x Fixed Force Gas Strut F-SD02-160 £18.03
   
Select your Rod end fitting  
1 x Steel Eye E2 £0.00
   
Select your Rod end bracket  
1 x Steel Bracket Type 4b £3.60
   
Select your Tube end fitting  
1 x Steel Eye E2 £0.00
   
Select your Tube end bracket  
1 x Steel Bracket Type 4b £3.60
   
Please input the Newton Force Required
300N
   
Subtotal £25.23
Shipping & Handling £6.95
Tax £6.44
Grand Total £38.62
Bill to:

Barry Connor
9 The Leasows
Blind Lane
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL556ES
United Kingdom
T: 07790399900

Ship to:

Barry Connor
9 The Leasows
Blind Lane
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, GL556ES
United Kingdom
T: 07790399900

Shipping method:

Select Shipping Method - Standard UK Mainland Next Day Delivery

Payment method:

PayPal Express Checkout

Payer Email
connor_barry@...
Thank you, Metrol Springs Limited!


Re: A54 Saloon freezer gas strut

Barry Connor
 

Hi Paul,
The UK company is SGS in Derby. I spoke to them and they recommended this strut. Fits and works perfectly for my lid, had to make the hole in the end eye a bit bigger.
I passed this on to Sonja at Amel Hyeres as she could not supply someone.
I will have a look for the invoice, I have all the time in the world. Under strict French lockdown here.
Best

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


On Apr 13, 2020, at 07:57, Barry Connor <connor_barry@...> wrote:


Dear Paul,

Below is a photo of the new gas strut for the saloon fridge on a Amel 54.
Best

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

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On Apr 13, 2020, at 07:29, Barry Connor via groups.io <connor_barry@...> wrote:

Hi Paul,
We replaced our fridge gas strut in March 2019.
You need a 300N pressure. Do you know where to get one?
Best Wishes, keep safe.

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


On Apr 13, 2020, at 05:27, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Hi all,

 

I need to replace the gas strut for the saloon freezer, but the existing one does not have the force spec written on it (or it has faded). I would appreciate if somebody could let me know.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: A54 Saloon freezer gas strut

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Barry,

 

Thanks. I’m in the UK at present so will see what’s available, unless you happen to know where in the UK I can get one.

 

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: 13 April 2020 12:28
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 Saloon freezer gas strut

 

Hi Paul,

We replaced our fridge gas strut in March 2019.

You need a 300N pressure. Do you know where to get one?

Best Wishes, keep safe.

 

Barry and Penny

“SV Lady Penelope II”

Amel 54.  #17

Sainte Anne anchorage Martinique 



On Apr 13, 2020, at 05:27, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Hi all,

 

I need to replace the gas strut for the saloon freezer, but the existing one does not have the force spec written on it (or it has faded). I would appreciate if somebody could let me know.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: A54 Saloon freezer gas strut

Jamie Wendell
 

I had the same issue where the original strut failed on my A54. I contacted Amel in La Rochelle and initially they indicated they did not have a replacement. However, upon sending them a photo of the label on the side of the strut (very hard to read), they were able to provide a replacement.
The only issue I have with the new one is that it is too powerful and often opens the lid too fast and with too much force. In fact, I had Amel in Martinique install a restraining strap to prevent the screws from popping out - which they did twice after installing the new one.
I believe the strut I got is the wrong part, so I welcome anyone actually finding the correct unit. I tried many other sources as well, but no luck.
By the way, I have the earlier full-size lid type. I would imagine those with the reduced size lid will have even more problems with excessive up stroke.

Jamie
Phantom, A54 #44


Re: A54 Saloon freezer gas strut

Barry Connor
 

Dear Paul,

Below is a photo of the new gas strut for the saloon fridge on a Amel 54.
Best

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




On Apr 13, 2020, at 07:29, Barry Connor via groups.io <connor_barry@...> wrote:

Hi Paul,
We replaced our fridge gas strut in March 2019.
You need a 300N pressure. Do you know where to get one?
Best Wishes, keep safe.

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


On Apr 13, 2020, at 05:27, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Hi all,

 

I need to replace the gas strut for the saloon freezer, but the existing one does not have the force spec written on it (or it has faded). I would appreciate if somebody could let me know.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Hatch handle seat (corners) for Goiot tradition series

Ralf Schroeder
 

Hi Charles,
I'm looking for one or two of the black pins.
It is possible, when you start your CNC tool, that you produce three pieces for me, too?

Best

Ralf
SY Baghira
Sharki #42


Re: A54 Saloon freezer gas strut

Barry Connor
 

Hi Paul,
We replaced our fridge gas strut in March 2019.
You need a 300N pressure. Do you know where to get one?
Best Wishes, keep safe.

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


On Apr 13, 2020, at 05:27, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:



Hi all,

 

I need to replace the gas strut for the saloon freezer, but the existing one does not have the force spec written on it (or it has faded). I would appreciate if somebody could let me know.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


A54 Saloon freezer gas strut

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi all,

 

I need to replace the gas strut for the saloon freezer, but the existing one does not have the force spec written on it (or it has faded). I would appreciate if somebody could let me know.

 

Cheers,

Paul

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

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Location of the battery bank on an older Super Maramu

Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey there, our 1991 SM#56 has a lot of later SM2000 features/upgrades as far as I can tell. One of them from the sounds of it is the battery setup. Under the passage bed fits perfectly: 8 house batteries, the starter battery, and solar and wind controller. That is what I would do, I can't imagine anything else for it. Here some pics, but I couldn't really open the top very high due to supplies being stored there atm... 


Re: Location of the battery bank on an older Super Maramu

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Mark and Nicky,

The early SM’s had only 4 house batteries and these were located in a smallish battery box against the forward bulkhead of the engine bay.  We have 1989 SM007 which was extensively refitted before we undertook our RTW.  During the refit, we copied the early SM2k and installed 8 X 100 Ah batteries into a fabricated box under the passage way bunk.  Additionally, we kept the start battery in the engine bay and raised its capacity to 1100CCA.  The cables for the house batteries were routed via a watertight branch out just aft of the bulkhead forming the gangway.  If you go for lithium, I expect you’ll only need a total of 600Amps given they recharge so quickly so the area under the bunk will have room to spare. You may also want the engine battery relocated there as well as MPPT controller etc…  We have a 3Kw inverter as well and an induction cook top plus an Ocean Chef 3 gas hob/cook top.  (The aim was to increase redundancy and reliability). (Be warned… this was expensive and lots of work….)

We modified the main engine alternator and installed a smart controller, added 2 new 2460 Victron house battery chargers with smart controllers, Victron 712 battery monitor.  Add 3 X 150 A solar panels with a Victron MPPT controller and we were done.  Works perfectly after 5 years of 24/7 live aboard.  We are pleased.  

Best of luck but if I may suggest, stick to a tried and proven Amel solution… like we did.  Resale value will be adversely affected otherwise.

GL

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, Opua NZ



On 13 Apr 2020, at 00:05, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

On our 1993 Super Maramu I have been trying to work out what the previous owner did regarding altering the location of the battery bank. He made many modifications and I am not always sure why he made them.

At present there are 4 batteries under the passage berth. 3 of them are in a box and there is another one underneath which is accessible by removing the forward drawer under the berth. In addition the previous owner fitted an additional battery box in the wet locker with 2 batteries in it. So we have 6 house batteries. 

In the engine compartment there is a box which just has the engine starter battery in it. It looks as if it previously also had maybe 4 house batteries in it. The battery leads are still there. I can't be sure how many batteries this box would fit because I am not anywhere near the boat.

When we can eventually get back to the boat one of the jobs I would like to do is to change over to lithium.  In order to do so I will need space for 8 batteries. I would also like to utilise the wet locker for a washing machine.

Has anyone fitted 8 batteries to this model of Amel and, if so, where did you put them?








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Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110



Jean-Pierre Germain




Location of the battery bank on an older Super Maramu

Mark Barter
 

On our 1993 Super Maramu I have been trying to work out what the previous owner did regarding altering the location of the battery bank. He made many modifications and I am not always sure why he made them.

At present there are 4 batteries under the passage berth. 3 of them are in a box and there is another one underneath which is accessible by removing the forward drawer under the berth. In addition the previous owner fitted an additional battery box in the wet locker with 2 batteries in it. So we have 6 house batteries. 

In the engine compartment there is a box which just has the engine starter battery in it. It looks as if it previously also had maybe 4 house batteries in it. The battery leads are still there. I can't be sure how many batteries this box would fit because I am not anywhere near the boat.

When we can eventually get back to the boat one of the jobs I would like to do is to change over to lithium.  In order to do so I will need space for 8 batteries. I would also like to utilise the wet locker for a washing machine.

Has anyone fitted 8 batteries to this model of Amel and, if so, where did you put them?








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Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Re: Hello sailing mates!

Diego de Miguel (Sailing Living Lab) Amel Sharki
 

Hello Aras,
Thanks a lot for your information.
Best Regards,

Diego.


Re: Hello sailing mates!

Diego de Miguel (Sailing Living Lab) Amel Sharki
 

Hello Arlo,
Thank you very much.
Ops.. I just made a change into the boat :-) I didn´t like how the kitchen drain was designed (conected with the bilge and not directly to the sea), so I made a little but very advantageous modification. I have connected it to the port deck cabin drain. I can open a new post with pictures if you are interested on it.
I just copied it from antother Sharki in my marina.

All the best,

Diego


Re: Hello sailing mates!

Diego de Miguel (Sailing Living Lab) Amel Sharki
 

Bonjour Dominique,

Merci beaucoup mon ami!

Best Regards,

Diego.


Re: Hello sailing mates!

Aras Grinius
 

There is no Sharki manual.  See Bill Rouse for a "generic" manual.  Mostly references super maramus but alot applies to Sharki as well.
Aras
Sv Fiasco 
Sharki #163 1988

On Sat, Apr 11, 2020, 9:41 AM Diego de Miguel (Sailing Living Lab) Amel Sharki <diegodemiguelmurillo@...> wrote:
Hello sailing mates!
I bought an Amel Sharki (nº 58 - 1982) recently.
At present I am workring into the boat set up... A lot of work to do! :-)
I am using this boat as my home and also for my project: www.sailinglivinglab.com  I am also working into this web site update. so at present you will see the boat I used before: SIGMA 38 OOD there.
I am sure than an Amel is more suitable for my project than a racing boat. I cooperate with: Tech based SMEs, Research Centers ans Universities for testing their new tech into my boat. 
We help them in communications and commercial tasks, in order to put new tech products into the market. For example SolarFace technology by Tecnalia. This tech is besed into the integration of solar cells into composite materials https://www.tecnalia.com/images/stories/energia-medioAmbiente/Downloads/SOL-EN-SOLARFACE.pdf . Thus we could manuzacture a lot of parts for our Amels with tis tech. You can see both boats and this tech in ths video (spanish) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjfIyEgAz_c&t=323s

I have not found the Sharki´s owners manual in my boat. I asked to Amel directly but they have not reply to my e-mail. Could someone help me please?
I need also information about the propeller of this boat because one of my partners is going to manufacture a prototype made with Titanium por an R&D project (cathodic proteccion with impressed current)

Thank you very much for your attention to his e-mail and for allowing me to participare in this forum.

All the best,

Diego de Miguel




Re: anchor wash

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

When we bought Eleuthera, SM007, the anchor wash system was inoperative.

Our fresh water pump is a 3 bar, variable volume Marco 12 E.  Not wishing to replace the anchor wash pump, we placed a T in the fresh water feed to the forward head and now we have fresh water anchor wash.  Works fine.

We also have a Duo 100 water maker which exacerbates the high volume water use if the anchor wash.


Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM007, NZ



On 12 Apr 2020, at 00:26, greg greg <41greg.marine@...> wrote:

it makes some sense as this is the alternative flash water supply for the bow head.


Re: Sonic Speed system on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Thanks Bill for confirming.

Stay safe,

Arno


Re: Hello sailing mates!

Arlo
 

Welcome to the Amel family! Excellent choice of a vessel! You will find that this group is an awesome source of information. Best piece of advice I recieved was dont change anything that Amel did at the factory and if you must, wait until you have owned the boat for a year.

Enjoy! Btw very cool technology referenced on your website


Re: Clothes washer

 

That Brandt  Model  WTQ 66735E was purchased in Martinique at Darty Department Store (approx 300 euros about a year ago) https://www.darty.com/
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
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On Sat, Apr 11, 2020 at 2:05 PM william reynolds <sail23692@...> wrote:
Several SM owners have inquired about clothes washers for SM's
I have a Brandt  Model  WTQ 66735E.
It fits in the space and is very accessible.  It washers 6kg at a time, is quiet and energy efficient.
Attached are pictures of the washer, the wood covering and to protect the wood and add 30% more counter space 
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet
I added a counter top with fiddles and padded cleats to center it