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Re: SM2000 - Have you replaced your dishwasher by a fridge/freezer? #galley

Dominique Guenot
 

These are great informations, thank you very much Paul, Danny and Bill. 
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Re: through hull forard head

Dominique Guenot
 

In 2015, 2 months after we bought Viva (Hull #374) I realized that the black tank 90 valve was not working: vertical or horizontal same result.
The black tank cannot be closed ... embarrassing. 

A shipyard in Italy replaced the valve while the boat was in the water: I cleared the idea with Michel Charpentier. 

Finally, Bill Rouse suggested to grease the valve from under while the boat is on the hard.
It is very effective, I added it to the to the "On the hard check list"

Hope it helps 
Dominique Guenot 
sv Viva 
Papeete, French Polynesia 


Re: Headliner Amel 54

Scott SV Tengah
 

I tried the same. Spray adhesive from a home improvement store seems to work quite well. 

And it isn't labeled "marine" so it's reasonably priced. :) 
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Karen Smith
 

Mark,

We got you!


Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Wolfgang Weber
 

Hi Scott, 
It is on starboard side on the rail
Greetings from Wolfgang Weber SY Elise Amel 54#162 Fort Lauderdale 


Re: Problem dismantling the main furler worm gear box

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Paul,
VERY familiar with that problem.
Our gearbox was actually past it's use by so we set to and cut through the gear to extract the shaft. It wouldn't come out even with a hydraulic press.
The shaft was badly pitted and clearly the steel/aluminium/saltwater combination had done its work.
The knob and the shaft are one piece alloy and available from Maud
No part #, just "Shaft for gearbox main furler" Eu139,00
Best regards
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Mark Garver
 

Karen, 

I wanted to make sure we were still on the list.

Thanks,

Mark
S/V It’s Good
SM #105
Gloucester, VA


On Mar 6, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Karen Smith via Groups.Io <karenharmonie@...> wrote:

We have enough people interested in signing on, it's looking like a go.  We'll be in touch with the manufacturer Monday morning to deliver a sample off Harmonie so they can design the die, get details, and finalize price and schedule.

So if you are on the fence about it, get in touch and let us know you're interested.


Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi Scott,


On a side note, we found the app ‘iWatchSat’ very useful to find out sat coverage. It’s very simple and it helps to plan your call/grib fetch. 

We found waiting for good coverage is the best way to dramatically improve connection quality. 

Hope that helps,


Thomas 
GARULFO 
A54-122
Hiva Oa, French Polynesia 

On Wed, 4 Mar 2020 at 04:34, Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Hi all,

We just scored a great deal on a used Iridium Go with the external antenna. It comes with 12m of antenna cable and the mount for steel tubes. 
https://www.predictwind.com/iridium-go/#purchase-options

Any suggestions on where to mount the external antenna? I'd like to mine your collective knowledge before I start drilling any new holes. We have a large aft solar arch and assume putting it back there would degrade the signal. 

Additionally, how have you all run the thick antenna cable into the boat? I would like to put the Iridium Go at the nav station, but that's not a requirement. 

Thanks in advance!
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Re: Lubricants, Sealants, etc. & thanks to Bill Kinney

 

Fred,

Thanks for that. As you know I do not have a recommendation for bearing grease. The manufacturer of MD 466 EP is Sogelub. They recommend it as a solution for metal-to-metal surfaces. This synthetic grease is very good, but only readily available in Europe. If I was asked by a European client for a synthetic grease recommendation, MD 466 would be my #1 choice. I am sure that Amel made the correct choice.

Thanks, again.

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On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 2:50 AM scentstone <scentstone@...> wrote:

Hi Bill and thank you again for the effort to ease the sailor's life.

May I just make a little addition to this, even if the products you're referencing are excellents ?

I was trained in La Rochelle by Daniel Jourdain who was the mechanics at Amel's pontoon for the last 20 years.

Amel use the reference Sogelub MD 466 EP in many locations as I did for years with very satisfying results…

[Note] Perhaps not very easy to get abroad but for those who like to know. I will be happy to help

Best

Fred

S/V ScentStone SM2K #375

 


Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks Dan right now I keep mine in the Aft Lazarette there’s a place to mount it but it’s a pain keeping it on the Rail seems like a better option 
Thanks 
Courtney 
Trippin 
54#101
Cheers 


On Mar 6, 2020, at 7:42 PM, Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...> wrote:


Hi Courtney,  we keep it there all of the time. Just finished beating from Panama to the Dominican Republic via Cartagena.  I feel more secure with it there than in the rear lazarette.  It feels secure. 

Regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387



On Wed, Mar 4, 2020, 4:35 PM Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Dan what type of sailing are you comfortable with it there?
Cheers and many thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 3:18 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Iridium go external antenna location

Courtney, here are some more photos of the engine bracket.  I have seen it on other Amels.  The wood is a real Marine laminate. There are two SS straps that giver the top rail and hold it all together, as well as the engine clamps.  It straddles one of the verticle supports for the rail. And is positioned for easy lifting with the mizzen ballooner halyard or a line thru a block at the mizzen spreader. 

Let me know if you have additional questions. 

Regards, Daniel


On Wed, Mar 4, 2020, 2:01 PM Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Dan would you mind sending me a picture of your outboard I like the way it is secured also did you add any reinforcement to the board it is attached to?
Cheers
Courtney
Trippin


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 12:30 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Iridium go external antenna location

Hi Scott, here is a picture of my antenna mount, the wire pass thru the deck with compression fitting, and the inside mount by the nav station. I used an existing hole in edge of the deck. I also installed the same compression fitting in the hole through the bulkhead into the rear cabin.  This allows the slightly oversized hole for the cable to pass.  It took most of the cable length I had (probably the same as you) to reach the nav stations.

We are not are of any issues with the signal. Used it half of last season and the last few months if this season across the Caribbean from Panama to the DR.  

We never touch the Iridium unit itself except to turn it off once in a while.  We have a 5 USB port charging block there for keeping all of our other devices charged up as well.

It was not that difficult on an SM. Just a few tight turns around the aft hanging locker. 

Best regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387


On Wed, Mar 4, 2020, 10:04 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Hi all,

We just scored a great deal on a used Iridium Go with the external antenna. It comes with 12m of antenna cable and the mount for steel tubes. 
https://www.predictwind.com/iridium-go/#purchase-options

Any suggestions on where to mount the external antenna? I'd like to mine your collective knowledge before I start drilling any new holes. We have a large aft solar arch and assume putting it back there would degrade the signal. 

Additionally, how have you all run the thick antenna cable into the boat? I would like to put the Iridium Go at the nav station, but that's not a requirement. 

Thanks in advance!
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com



Re: Problem dismantling the main furler worm gear box

Aras Grinius
 

A few years ago I purchased bonfoglioli gear boxes from an outfit in Baltimore.  They were $125 each.
Aras
Sharki #163

On Sat, Mar 7, 2020, 9:06 AM Paul Osterberg <osterberg.paul.l@...> wrote:
Have problem to dismantle the shaft (see picture) from the main furling gear box. I need to get off the Aluminum "NOB" that connect to the main furler.
The inner shaft with the Aluminium "NOB" is totally stuck. Any suggestion how the get the aluminium "NOB" off the inner shaft?
Hopefully I can purchase the inner shaft from Maud, and maybe she has the Aluminium "NOB" as well. The Leroy Sumer gear box is available from Amel.
Anyone who have manage to get the worm gear off the outer shaft? On the out haul gear box the worm gear is attached with a retaining ring and easy to take off, but no retaining ring to be found in the furling gear box?
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Scott SV Tengah
 

Wolfgang, 

What do you mean same place ? On star board side of arch or on star board rail? 
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Problem dismantling the main furler worm gear box

Paul Osterberg
 

Have problem to dismantle the shaft (see picture) from the main furling gear box. I need to get off the Aluminum "NOB" that connect to the main furler.
The inner shaft with the Aluminium "NOB" is totally stuck. Any suggestion how the get the aluminium "NOB" off the inner shaft?
Hopefully I can purchase the inner shaft from Maud, and maybe she has the Aluminium "NOB" as well. The Leroy Sumer gear box is available from Amel.
Anyone who have manage to get the worm gear off the outer shaft? On the out haul gear box the worm gear is attached with a retaining ring and easy to take off, but no retaining ring to be found in the furling gear box?
Paul on SY Kerpa SM#259


Re: Lubricants, Sealants, etc. & thanks to Bill Kinney

scentstone
 

Hi Bill and thank you again for the effort to ease the sailor's life.

May I just make a little addition to this, even if the products you're referencing are excellents ?

I was trained in La Rochelle by Daniel Jourdain who was the mechanics at Amel's pontoon for the last 20 years.

Amel use the reference Sogelub MD 466 EP in many locations as I did for years with very satisfying results…

[Note] Perhaps not very easy to get abroad but for those who like to know. I will be happy to help

Best

Fred

S/V ScentStone SM2K #375

 


Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Dan Carlson
 

Hi Courtney,  we keep it there all of the time. Just finished beating from Panama to the Dominican Republic via Cartagena.  I feel more secure with it there than in the rear lazarette.  It feels secure. 

Regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387



On Wed, Mar 4, 2020, 4:35 PM Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thanks Dan what type of sailing are you comfortable with it there?
Cheers and many thanks


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 3:18 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Iridium go external antenna location

Courtney, here are some more photos of the engine bracket.  I have seen it on other Amels.  The wood is a real Marine laminate. There are two SS straps that giver the top rail and hold it all together, as well as the engine clamps.  It straddles one of the verticle supports for the rail. And is positioned for easy lifting with the mizzen ballooner halyard or a line thru a block at the mizzen spreader. 

Let me know if you have additional questions. 

Regards, Daniel


On Wed, Mar 4, 2020, 2:01 PM Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <Itsfun1=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Dan would you mind sending me a picture of your outboard I like the way it is secured also did you add any reinforcement to the board it is attached to?
Cheers
Courtney
Trippin


-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Carlson <carlsdan61@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 12:30 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Iridium go external antenna location

Hi Scott, here is a picture of my antenna mount, the wire pass thru the deck with compression fitting, and the inside mount by the nav station. I used an existing hole in edge of the deck. I also installed the same compression fitting in the hole through the bulkhead into the rear cabin.  This allows the slightly oversized hole for the cable to pass.  It took most of the cable length I had (probably the same as you) to reach the nav stations.

We are not are of any issues with the signal. Used it half of last season and the last few months if this season across the Caribbean from Panama to the DR.  

We never touch the Iridium unit itself except to turn it off once in a while.  We have a 5 USB port charging block there for keeping all of our other devices charged up as well.

It was not that difficult on an SM. Just a few tight turns around the aft hanging locker. 

Best regards, Daniel Carlson on sv BeBe, SM#387


On Wed, Mar 4, 2020, 10:04 AM Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Hi all,

We just scored a great deal on a used Iridium Go with the external antenna. It comes with 12m of antenna cable and the mount for steel tubes. 
https://www.predictwind.com/iridium-go/#purchase-options

Any suggestions on where to mount the external antenna? I'd like to mine your collective knowledge before I start drilling any new holes. We have a large aft solar arch and assume putting it back there would degrade the signal. 

Additionally, how have you all run the thick antenna cable into the boat? I would like to put the Iridium Go at the nav station, but that's not a requirement. 

Thanks in advance!
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com



Re: Iridium go external antenna location

Arno Luijten
 

I’ve used an Iridium Go on a ocean trip once and did not use an external antenna at all. If you put the put the device under the sprayhood it works fine. You can get a waterproof USB cable for the power supply and that is all you need apart from an USB charger outlet at the helm. When I talked to the supplier about this he said the value of the external antenna is very limited.
Predict wind offers a unlimited data contract but I had exactly the same from a local supplier for the same money. 
I’m actually very curious when Iridium will introduce an updated model that can make use of the higher data speeds now offered by Iridium because of the new satellite infrastructure. The 2400 baud of the Iridium GO is really sloooow....

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: More Options for Rub Rail Inserts

Karen Smith
 

We have enough people interested in signing on, it's looking like a go.  We'll be in touch with the manufacturer Monday morning to deliver a sample off Harmonie so they can design the die, get details, and finalize price and schedule.

So if you are on the fence about it, get in touch and let us know you're interested.


Re: Front furler Bamar MEJ upgrade to EJF? Is it worth it?

Scott SV Tengah
 

No, they kept the original Amel spec. 


On Fri, Mar 6, 2020 at 5:27 PM Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...> wrote:
Hey Scott, I forgot to ask you. Did Phillip upgrade the size of your main mast shrouds when you replaced your standing rig - as noted by Bill Rouse?
I just missed that and may have him upgrade the size when I go back next year.
Safe travels.
Jamie
Phantom A54 #44


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


Re: Front furler Bamar MEJ upgrade to EJF? Is it worth it?

Jamie Wendell
 

Hey Scott, I forgot to ask you. Did Phillip upgrade the size of your main mast shrouds when you replaced your standing rig - as noted by Bill Rouse?
I just missed that and may have him upgrade the size when I go back next year.
Safe travels.
Jamie
Phantom A54 #44


Re: Front furler Bamar MEJ upgrade to EJF? Is it worth it?

Scott SV Tengah
 

Oh and while you're in ther area, I'd suggest having Caraibe Marine do it in Le Marin, Martinique. Pick up some spare parts from the Amel office while you're there.
--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com