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Re: [Amel] SM Headsail furler maintainance

Graham Boyd
 

Hi Eric,

Thanks for the reply I will look at following suit when I replace the standing rigging at Xmas

Graham
SM140 Sula
Hong Kong

--- In amelyachtowners@..., kimberlite@... wrote:

Hi,I drilled and taped two holes in the furler on high and one low using a 5 mm tap..I use the autoprop grease adapter togrease the furler and then screw in 2 nylon bolts. I also did this to the furling motor and outhaul.Ericsm 376 Kimberliet----- Original Message -----From: Graham Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:22 amSubject: [Amel] SM Headsail furler maintainanceTo: amelyachtowners@...> Can anyone tell me what maintainance one should be doing to the > headsail furler motor/gear box assembly on the SM. I have had my > boat for 7 years now this must be one of the very few bits I > haven't taken to pieces yet!> > Graham Boyd > SM 140 SULA> >


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Re: [Amel] SM waterline

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

I couldn't agree more! The SM waterline may have been in the right place when they first built them, but Amel have added quite a lot of weight to the later models and not changed the waterline , which is why you see so many SMs appearing to be down at the stern and why you spend so much time cleaning the stern water line. When we put Coppercoat on our SM we took the opportunity to bring the Coppercoat to the top of the red line. We then added a new line above that. Result ? 1. Looks really good 2. No more dirty waterline to clean 3. Less hull to clean and polish and you can do so from your dink without getting the polishing rag wet the whole time.Win-win-win ! Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Ragusa, Sicily

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: symoondog@...
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:17:53 +0000
Subject: RE: [Amel] SM waterline


Very few people who buy sailboats ever do any serious cruising. That being said, the water line on an Amel is in the perfect position. The problem is when you start putting things on board that you know or you think will need when cruising, or like me ,can't throw any thing away because I might need it someday. The longer you cruise the more "stuff" you accumulate. I have seen cruising boats that have so much gear on board they look like a floating ad for West Marine. I know some cruisers that have raised their water line 3 times since they left to go cruising. My wife and I started cruising 38 years ago. If you needed something you had to take it with you as the entire Caribbean didn't have a marine store, and don't even think about the Pacific, without bringing plenty of parts. Today there or stores all over. My wife says I have the old school mentality. But it's hard to change. I've got 2 dinghies, 2 out boards 4 Anchors 1/2 ton of spare parts, 350 feet of chain, 6 cases of wine, winter clothes, summer clothes,etc.etc. Last year after stocking up at the duty free store, I told my wife we would have to drink faster or raise the water line. She said it was more healthy to raise the water line, which we did. Now we finally got rid of the telltale orange and have a beautiful red water line. The next time you hawl the boat, mark the dirty scun line where the boat sits in the water. This will be your new water line. Any yard painter can do this work. John "Moon Dog" SM 248To: amelyachtowners@...
From: crwggb@...
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:04:55 +0000
Subject: [Amel] SM waterline


























I don't know about any one else but much as I love these boats I am fed up of the fact that they float stern down.... or perhaps the waterline was put in the wrong place at build?! When I lived in N Europe it wasn't too much of a problem but now I am in the tropics its impossible to keep her stern clean. Has any one had thier SM's water line raised at the stern, if so by how much, and was it dificult removing the orange stripe that is in the gelcoat?



I look forward to your comments



Graham Boyd

SM140 SULA






















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Re: [Amel] Ground Strap and Chlorine

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

The concern for chlorine in the dock water is in the flush water for the water maker.

Regarding high levels of chlorine/chlorine gases is in the engine room.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Oct 25, 2012, at 9:35, "Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

I am not sure that chlorine is the cause of the ground strap deterioration. We had to replace the ground strap when BeBe was about 5 years old and never had chlorine or anything else in the grey water sump.

Additionally, I am sure that you are aware that many homes are built with copper pipe and most US water supplies contain chlorine.

I am not trying to be argumentative, but rather I want to present another side to this story.

If you own a SM, you may want to look at these photographs: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/138287824/pic/list We replaced the copper strap with 1/8" X 2" solid copper because we could not find the woven copper in Colombia.

This photo gives all of the instructions and dimensions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/138287824/pic/1949011246/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Normally I would go with an exact replacement part. In this case, I had difficulty sourcing the exact replacement and I believe our substitute is better than the original.

Hope this helps someone.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "ornella.battaglini@..." <ornella.battaglini@...> wrote:


Hi Trevor,

sorry for your bad luck, now we are aware, but what can we add in the water tank instead of chlorine (in Italy "Amuchina")?
Thanks in advance

Ornella

Santorin N° 122 EARENDIL

Ancona, Italy

----Messaggio originale----
Da: seafeverofcuan@...
Data: 24/10/2012 21.37
A: <amelyachtowners@...>
Ogg: Re: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.






Dear Mike,
from my own bitter and expensive experience, be aware that the Javel tablets contain chlorine and will aggressively attack the copper bonding strip that grounds on the keel bolt at the bottom of the bilge box.
I destroyed my copper strip in around three seasons and have just replaced it.
Regards,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu no 425
Costa Rica

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Mike Johnson <mike.k.johnson@> wrote:

Hi Alexadre,
Â
We've had no problems with our bilge being clogged with hair etc. However, we do maintain a policy of keeping the shower drain filters in place and clean. We also avoid putting any food waste down the galley sinks. We clean the bilge regularly to prevent nasty smells. Finally we flush through the toilet systems with fresh water and half fill the bilge with fresh water and a couple of Javel tablets when leaving the boat for more than a week.
Â
Mike &amp; Peta
Solitude
SM461



________________________________
From: Alex <uster@>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 19:04
Subject: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.


Â

Since showers and sinks empty directly to the bilge, have any of you had problem with hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to the bilge. Do the electric or manual bilge pumps get clogged?

If so, any advice to prevent this problem?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT






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Pao San looking for a new owner !

Ken Simons <svmakai007@...>
 

Hello Amel friends,
               Due to a long illness, the owner of Pao San needs to sell her...... She is a beautiful 53foot,1992 SM88   kept in A1 condition......  For more  info please e-mail svmakai007@...
                                 Thanks       Ken Simons


Ground Strap and Chlorine

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

I am not sure that chlorine is the cause of the ground strap deterioration. We had to replace the ground strap when BeBe was about 5 years old and never had chlorine or anything else in the grey water sump.

Additionally, I am sure that you are aware that many homes are built with copper pipe and most US water supplies contain chlorine.

I am not trying to be argumentative, but rather I want to present another side to this story.

If you own a SM, you may want to look at these photographs: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/138287824/pic/list We replaced the copper strap with 1/8" X 2" solid copper because we could not find the woven copper in Colombia.

This photo gives all of the instructions and dimensions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/138287824/pic/1949011246/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Normally I would go with an exact replacement part. In this case, I had difficulty sourcing the exact replacement and I believe our substitute is better than the original.

Hope this helps someone.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "ornella.battaglini@..." <ornella.battaglini@...> wrote:


Hi Trevor,

sorry for your bad luck, now we are aware, but what can we add in the water tank instead of chlorine (in Italy "Amuchina")?
Thanks in advance

Ornella

Santorin N° 122 EARENDIL

Ancona, Italy

----Messaggio originale----
Da: seafeverofcuan@...
Data: 24/10/2012 21.37
A: <amelyachtowners@...>
Ogg: Re: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.






Dear Mike,
from my own bitter and expensive experience, be aware that the Javel tablets contain chlorine and will aggressively attack the copper bonding strip that grounds on the keel bolt at the bottom of the bilge box.
I destroyed my copper strip in around three seasons and have just replaced it.
Regards,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu no 425
Costa Rica

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Mike Johnson <mike.k.johnson@> wrote:

Hi Alexadre,
Â
We've had no problems with our bilge being clogged with hair etc. However, we do maintain a policy of keeping the shower drain filters in place and clean. We also avoid putting any food waste down the galley sinks. We clean the bilge regularly to prevent nasty smells. Finally we flush through the toilet systems with fresh water and half fill the bilge with fresh water and a couple of Javel tablets when leaving the boat for more than a week.
Â
Mike &amp; Peta
Solitude
SM461



________________________________
From: Alex <uster@>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 19:04
Subject: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.


Â

Since showers and sinks empty directly to the bilge, have any of you had problem with hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to the bilge. Do the electric or manual bilge pumps get clogged?

If so, any advice to prevent this problem?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT






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Re: R: Re: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi please be aware that the membrane in the water maker will not tolerate chlorine. A carbon filter is needed before the water maker. We put the filter between the tank and the pressure pump that way all the water is clean of chemicals.
SM 209
Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Oct 25, 2012, at 7:48, "ornella.battaglini@..." <ornella.battaglini@...> wrote:


Hi Trevor,

sorry for your bad luck, now we are aware, but what can we add in the water tank instead of chlorine (in Italy "Amuchina")?
Thanks in advance

Ornella

Santorin N° 122 EARENDIL

Ancona, Italy

----Messaggio originale----
Da: seafeverofcuan@...
Data: 24/10/2012 21.37
A: <amelyachtowners@...>
Ogg: Re: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.

Dear Mike,
from my own bitter and expensive experience, be aware that the Javel tablets contain chlorine and will aggressively attack the copper bonding strip that grounds on the keel bolt at the bottom of the bilge box.
I destroyed my copper strip in around three seasons and have just replaced it.
Regards,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu no 425
Costa Rica

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Mike Johnson <mike.k.johnson@...> wrote:

Hi Alexadre,
Â
We've had no problems with our bilge being clogged with hair etc. However, we do maintain a policy of keeping the shower drain filters in place and clean. We also avoid putting any food waste down the galley sinks. We clean the bilge regularly to prevent nasty smells. Finally we flush through the toilet systems with fresh water and half fill the bilge with fresh water and a couple of Javel tablets when leaving the boat for more than a week.
Â
Mike &amp; Peta
Solitude
SM461



________________________________
From: Alex <uster@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 19:04
Subject: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.


Â

Since showers and sinks empty directly to the bilge, have any of you had problem with hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to the bilge. Do the electric or manual bilge pumps get clogged?

If so, any advice to prevent this problem?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT




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ornella.battaglini@libero.it <ornella.battaglini@...>
 

Hi Trevor,

sorry for your bad luck, now we are aware, but what can we add in the water tank instead of chlorine (in Italy "Amuchina")?
Thanks in advance

Ornella

Santorin N° 122 EARENDIL

Ancona, Italy

----Messaggio originale----
Da: seafeverofcuan@...
Data: 24/10/2012 21.37
A: <amelyachtowners@...>
Ogg: Re: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.






Dear Mike,
from my own bitter and expensive experience, be aware that the Javel tablets contain chlorine and will aggressively attack the copper bonding strip that grounds on the keel bolt at the bottom of the bilge box.
I destroyed my copper strip in around three seasons and have just replaced it.
Regards,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu no 425
Costa Rica

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Mike Johnson <mike.k.johnson@...> wrote:

Hi Alexadre,
Â
We've had no problems with our bilge being clogged with hair etc. However, we do maintain a policy of keeping the shower drain filters in place and clean. We also avoid putting any food waste down the galley sinks. We clean the bilge regularly to prevent nasty smells. Finally we flush through the toilet systems with fresh water and half fill the bilge with fresh water and a couple of Javel tablets when leaving the boat for more than a week.
Â
Mike &amp; Peta
Solitude
SM461



________________________________
From: Alex <uster@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 19:04
Subject: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.


Â

Since showers and sinks empty directly to the bilge, have any of you had problem with hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to the bilge. Do the electric or manual bilge pumps get clogged?

If so, any advice to prevent this problem?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT




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Groupma Insurance

Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Frederic and anyone else wanting the copy,

Yes, I will email you a copy, but I do not have your email address.

Send me an email to crew"at"svbebe.com with your email address.

Bill
BeBe

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Frederic Houdaille <fhoudaille@...> wrote:

Hello Bill,
Thanks for contributing to this interesting subject. We are currrently insured with ACE but I am already looking at alternatives for our sabbatical (we have not left yet). Would you be kind enough to email me a copy of the insurance policy?
Thanks!!
You have a good night.
Frederic
SM "Zazen" #404, currently in Bear DE



________________________________
From: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Lemma Insurance Bankruptcy


 

Stefano,

What I offered was an English version of the Groupama policy.

I will email it to you if you respond with your email address with an "at" instead of an @. Unfortunately Yahoo, does not transmit your entire email address....OR....email a request to me at crew"at"svbebe.com.

What I am offering is not a price quote, but a copy of the policy language. Regarding the price quote, you need to contact: Françoise GODINEAU" Email: fgodineau"at"assurances-delassee.com

Bill
BeBe, SM2k, #387

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, stefano biffi <cptbiffi@> wrote:

I have an Italian flag and an Italian company to assure the boat, I'd like to compare my policy because I suppose I've some restrictions on it. my email is cptbiffi@ unfortunately my policy is written in italian but if you are able to read we can share
stefano

N'EVEREST
SM185 dry in Bocca di Magra



________________________________
Da: Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@>
A: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Inviato: Mercoledì 24 Ottobre 2012 16:45
Oggetto: Re: [Amel] Lemma Insurance Bankruptcy


 

Gary,

We use Groupama who specialize in Amels. Groupma is a French company with offices in France and in St. Barts. It is a very good policy with great hurricane coverage and very reasonable rates. Email "Françoise GODINEAU" <fgodineau"at"assurances-delassee.com>, she is very, very good. Tell her that you want a policy like "BeBe" has.

You may have 1 or 2 problems qualifying with them:
1.) They do not insure US Flagged boats...But, they will insure a US Documented boat owned by a US citizen with a US address if the US Documentation has a hailing port of the USVI. BeBe's hailing port is St. Thomas, VI. For about $100, you can change your US Documentation to St. Thomas as a hailing port.

2.)The insurance will not cover your boat when it is in US Waters...USVI is not US waters to them.

I have a copy of the policy in English if you think you can qualify.

Let me know what else you need from me.

Bill
BeBe, SM2k #387
Currently Fethiye, Turkey

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Alexandre Uster von Baar <uster@> wrote:

I use the same French insurance as Bill (S/V Bebe SM2K #387) http://www.assurances-delassee.com/
They have a program especially for Amel. 
I talked directly to Mr Geoffroy de Lasse.
Sincerely, Alexandre



--- On Mon, 10/22/12, Richard Piller <richard03801@> wrote:


From: Richard Piller <richard03801@>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Lemma Insurance Bankruptcy
To: "mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com" <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Monday, October 22, 2012, 12:30 PM



 



We use Al Golden of Jack Line here in the US A for all oceans insurance his email is mail@
phone: 1 (410) 827-3757

Richard on SM 209 for sale in Annapolis 603 767 5330

________________________________
From: amelliahona <mailto:no_reply%40yahoogroups.com>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 1:13 PM
Subject: [Amel] Lemma Insurance Bankruptcy


 
I have had my Amel SM insured with Lemma Insurance (Lemma Europe Insurance Company) through Bill Coats at Offshore Risk Management of Florida. On 17 Oct 2012 I received an eMail from Offshore Risk Management indicating that Lemma Europe is in liquidation and that, while my policy is in force, there is a strong possibility that there be insufficient funds to pay future claims.

OH GREAT!!!

I have roughly 1/4th of my annual $US 6,500 premium tied up in this now bankrupt company.

I would welcome any thoughts from the readership on different brokers or insurance companies. I feel like I need to secure alternative insurance soon, just in case. I think I will go with a USA company since things look so bleak for Europe right now (not that they are all that great for the USA).

My boat is on the hard in a cradle in Jolly Harbor Antigua. We have kept the boat in the hurricane box for each of the last 6 years. The one time we brought the boat out of the box was to Florida where we had 3 hurricanes come close, one within 60 miles of our boat, while there. We finally went back to the Caribbean where we have felt safer from hurricanes.

Thanks for your input.

Gary Silver
Amel SM 335

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Re: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Trevor,
Thanks for the advice, we'll double check the condition of the bonding strap.
Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM461


________________________________
From: seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 20:37
Subject: Re: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.


 

Dear Mike,
from my own bitter and expensive experience, be aware that the Javel tablets contain chlorine and will aggressively attack the copper bonding strip that grounds on the keel bolt at the bottom of the bilge box.
I destroyed my copper strip in around three seasons and have just replaced it.
Regards,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu no 425
Costa Rica

--- In mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com, Mike Johnson <mike.k.johnson@...> wrote:

Hi Alexadre,
 
We've had no problems with our bilge being clogged with hair etc.  However, we do maintain a policy of keeping the shower drain filters in place and clean.  We also avoid putting any food waste down the galley sinks.  We clean the bilge regularly to prevent nasty smells.  Finally we flush through the toilet systems with fresh water and half fill the bilge with fresh water and a couple of Javel tablets when leaving the boat for more than a week.
 
Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM461



________________________________
From: Alex <uster@...>
To: mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 19:04
Subject: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.


 

Since showers and sinks empty directly to the bilge, have any of you had problem with hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to the bilge. Do the electric or manual bilge pumps get clogged?

If so, any advice to prevent this problem?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT






Re: [Amel] SM Headsail furler maintainance

eric freedman
 

Hi,I drilled and taped two holes in the furler on high and one low using a 5 mm tap..I use the autoprop grease adapter togrease the furler and then screw in 2 nylon bolts. I also did this to the furling motor and outhaul.Ericsm 376 Kimberliet----- Original Message -----From: Graham Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:22 amSubject: [Amel] SM Headsail furler maintainanceTo: amelyachtowners@...> Can anyone tell me what maintainance one should be doing to the > headsail furler motor/gear box assembly on the SM. I have had my > boat for 7 years now this must be one of the very few bits I > haven't taken to pieces yet!> > Graham Boyd > SM 140 SULA> >


Re: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi regarding keeping bilge from smelling one we are careful at the galley sink. We wipe dishes pots and such. Two in each head we use a roller screen that has some cheese cloth wrapped around it to stop hair and soap scum from getting in the bilge. We never brush teeth and use the sink we use the head. It all works well. About once a month flush the bilge with a fresh water hose.
NEVER USE ANYTHING LIKE BLEACH/CHORINE IT EAT METAL as it becomes hydrochloric acid.

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Oct 24, 2012, at 15:37, "seafeverofcuan" <seafeverofcuan@...> wrote:

Dear Mike,
from my own bitter and expensive experience, be aware that the Javel tablets contain chlorine and will aggressively attack the copper bonding strip that grounds on the keel bolt at the bottom of the bilge box.
I destroyed my copper strip in around three seasons and have just replaced it.
Regards,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu no 425
Costa Rica

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Mike Johnson <mike.k.johnson@...> wrote:

Hi Alexadre,

We've had no problems with our bilge being clogged with hair etc. However, we do maintain a policy of keeping the shower drain filters in place and clean. We also avoid putting any food waste down the galley sinks. We clean the bilge regularly to prevent nasty smells. Finally we flush through the toilet systems with fresh water and half fill the bilge with fresh water and a couple of Javel tablets when leaving the boat for more than a week.

Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM461



________________________________
From: Alex <uster@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 19:04
Subject: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.




Since showers and sinks empty directly to the bilge, have any of you had problem with hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to the bilge. Do the electric or manual bilge pumps get clogged?

If so, any advice to prevent this problem?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT




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Re: [Amel] SM C/U drive (engine to prop connection) oil leak

karkauai
 

There is a photo of the C Drive somewhere on the photos section. Sorry but I'm w/o a computer for several more days.
Kent
SM 243
Sent from my BlackBerry smartphone powered by Alltel

-----Original Message-----
From: "Graham" <crwggb@...>
Sender: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:56:19
To: <amelyachtowners@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] SM C/U drive (engine to prop connection) oil leak

A few days ago we were unfortunate enough to hit a very large submerged heavy duty commercial tarpaulin, whilst motoring at 7.3 kts. The engine stopped dead and we made it to port by "other means".

The obstruction was cleared, but since then I have noticed a small oil leak has developed around the area where the plastic oil refill pipe connects into the C drive unit that connects the engine gear box to the prop. It may just be pure coincidence, but the shock of the engine stopping so suddenly may have caused this problem.

Has any one else suffered a leak like this before? Does any one have a drawing of the C drive unit showing all the components?

I look forward to all comments

Graham Boyd
SM140 SULA


Re: [Amel] Immarsat C H2095B

Maria Geiger
 

Great! We will be there beginning of Nov. we will look for you. What marina are you in?

Thank you,

Maria
PITU

Envoyé de mon iPad

Le 24 oct. 2012 à 08:06, Nefeli <smnefeli@...> a écrit :

Hello Maria,

we are in Cagliari as well.

We do not have an Inmarsat, but an iridium phone.

However we have a Furuno SSB (BLU).

Maybe we can help,

Daniela,
SY Nefeli, SM #38


On 23 Oct 2012, at 17:46, Maria Estrada wrote:

Hello :),

When we bought our SM 148 (PITU), she had installed an Immarsat C H2095B without box.

I wonder If someone in this forum has this equipment. Does it work properly? Is it toooo old? Should it be change?

We have our SM in Cagliari,Sardinia (Italy). Would some one know a good technician that we will be able to have a look at our communication system? We are thinking to have a BLU.

Kind regards,

Maria Geiger
SY PITU


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Re: [Amel] Immarsat C H2095B

Maria Geiger
 

Envoyé de mon iPad

Le 24 oct. 2012 à 08:06, Nefeli <smnefeli@...> a écrit :

Hello Maria,

we are in Cagliari as well.

We do not have an Inmarsat, but an iridium phone.

However we have a Furuno SSB (BLU).

Maybe we can help,

Daniela,
SY Nefeli, SM #38


On 23 Oct 2012, at 17:46, Maria Estrada wrote:

Hello :),

When we bought our SM 148 (PITU), she had installed an Immarsat C H2095B without box.

I wonder If someone in this forum has this equipment. Does it work properly? Is it toooo old? Should it be change?

We have our SM in Cagliari,Sardinia (Italy). Would some one know a good technician that we will be able to have a look at our communication system? We are thinking to have a BLU.

Kind regards,

Maria Geiger
SY PITU






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Re: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.

seafeverofcuan
 

Dear Mike,
from my own bitter and expensive experience, be aware that the Javel tablets contain chlorine and will aggressively attack the copper bonding strip that grounds on the keel bolt at the bottom of the bilge box.
I destroyed my copper strip in around three seasons and have just replaced it.
Regards,
Trevor Lusty
Seafever of Cuan
Super Maramu no 425
Costa Rica

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Mike Johnson <mike.k.johnson@...> wrote:

Hi Alexadre,
 
We've had no problems with our bilge being clogged with hair etc.  However, we do maintain a policy of keeping the shower drain filters in place and clean.  We also avoid putting any food waste down the galley sinks.  We clean the bilge regularly to prevent nasty smells.  Finally we flush through the toilet systems with fresh water and half fill the bilge with fresh water and a couple of Javel tablets when leaving the boat for more than a week.
 
Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM461



________________________________
From: Alex <uster@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 19:04
Subject: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.


 

Since showers and sinks empty directly to the bilge, have any of you had problem with hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to the bilge. Do the electric or manual bilge pumps get clogged?

If so, any advice to prevent this problem?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT




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Re: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.

Mike Johnson
 

Hi Alexadre,
 
We've had no problems with our bilge being clogged with hair etc.  However, we do maintain a policy of keeping the shower drain filters in place and clean.  We also avoid putting any food waste down the galley sinks.  We clean the bilge regularly to prevent nasty smells.  Finally we flush through the toilet systems with fresh water and half fill the bilge with fresh water and a couple of Javel tablets when leaving the boat for more than a week.
 
Mike & Peta
Solitude
SM461



________________________________
From: Alex <uster@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wednesday, 24 October 2012, 19:04
Subject: [Amel] Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.


 

Since showers and sinks empty directly to the bilge, have any of you had problem with hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to the bilge. Do the electric or manual bilge pumps get clogged?

If so, any advice to prevent this problem?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT




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Re: [Amel] SM waterline

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Very few people who buy sailboats ever do any serious cruising. That being said, the water line on an Amel is in the perfect position. The problem is when you start putting things on board that you know or you think will need when cruising, or like me ,can't throw any thing away because I might need it someday. The longer you cruise the more "stuff" you accumulate. I have seen cruising boats that have so much gear on board they look like a floating ad for West Marine. I know some cruisers that have raised their water line 3 times since they left to go cruising. My wife and I started cruising 38 years ago. If you needed something you had to take it with you as the entire Caribbean didn't have a marine store, and don't even think about the Pacific, without bringing plenty of parts. Today there or stores all over. My wife says I have the old school mentality. But it's hard to change. I've got 2 dinghies, 2 out boards 4 Anchors 1/2 ton of spare parts, 350 feet of chain, 6 cases of wine, winter clothes, summer clothes,etc.etc. Last year after stocking up at the duty free store, I told my wife we would have to drink faster or raise the water line. She said it was more healthy to raise the water line, which we did. Now we finally got rid of the telltale orange and have a beautiful red water line. The next time you hawl the boat, mark the dirty scun line where the boat sits in the water. This will be your new water line. Any yard painter can do this work. John "Moon Dog" SM 248To: amelyachtowners@...
From: crwggb@...
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:04:55 +0000
Subject: [Amel] SM waterline


























I don't know about any one else but much as I love these boats I am fed up of the fact that they float stern down.... or perhaps the waterline was put in the wrong place at build?! When I lived in N Europe it wasn't too much of a problem but now I am in the tropics its impossible to keep her stern clean. Has any one had thier SM's water line raised at the stern, if so by how much, and was it dificult removing the orange stripe that is in the gelcoat?



I look forward to your comments



Graham Boyd

SM140 SULA


Re: [Amel] Super Maramu 2000 - Yacht Delivery from Martinique to Texas ?

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

We have 2 American skippers that have lots of time on Amel Super Maramu 52, 53 and 54''s

Regards

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Oct 24, 2012, at 13:59, "Gomez, Jorge K" <Jorge.K.Gomez@...> wrote:

Rick Buttler is a respected skipper. learn2sail.ca@...

Currently on a Janneau 51 delivery from Toronto to Puerto Rico.

________________________________

From: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wed Oct 24 13:54:44 2012
Subject: [Amel] Super Maramu 2000 - Yacht Delivery from Martinique to Texas ?




Does anyone has recommendation someone to delivery of a Super Maramu 2000 from Martinique to Texas? If not American he or she will need a "B" Visa to enter the US.

Thanks in advance.





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Re: Super Maramu 2000 - Yacht Delivery from Martinique to Texas ?

Mark Erdos
 

Use Steve Leeds from Ft. Lauderdale. He is an excellent captian and knows Amel insided and out (former owner of an Amel). We used him as a caretaker for Cream Puff while it was in Florida. He is excellent!!!!!

Here is the link to his site:

http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/

Mark
Cream Puff
SM #275

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Alex" <uster@...> wrote:

Does anyone has recommendation someone to delivery of a Super Maramu 2000 from Martinique to Texas? If not American he or she will need a "B" Visa to enter the US.

Thanks in advance.


Hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to bilge.

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Since showers and sinks empty directly to the bilge, have any of you had problem with hair, toothpaste, soap, food particle, etc. going to the bilge. Do the electric or manual bilge pumps get clogged?

If so, any advice to prevent this problem?

Thanks in advance, sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT