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Re: Main outhaul SN

Gary Silver
 

Hi Bernd:

The Delrin "spacer/mounting" blocks are locally fabricated and/or "sort of" available from Amel.  When I ordered a couple of sets from Amel to replaced my cracked ones, they arrived but I quickly realized, that on my boat SM #335 at least, that the top and bottom spacer/mounting blocks are NOT identical.  They are mirror images of each other (as noted by ligning up the mounting bolt holes in the gearbox and the "flats" where they attach to the mast.  I couldn't seem to make Amel realize the predicament and their error even with detailed labeled photos.  SAV insisted they only had the one piece, all identical, and not mirror images (i.e. a top and a bottom part) so as to match the mounting holes.  I solved my problem by drilling new mounting holes to match the holes in the gearbox housing.  

A modification I made, while I was at it, was to mill a drain channel in the bottom surface of the top spacer/mounting block so that water, that accumulated in the top of the gearbox in the reservoir created by fitting the spacer/mounting block, could drain rather than puddle.

All the best, 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Del Rey Marina,  Puerto Rico


Re: Masthead Tri Colour LOPOLIGHT A54

Teun BAAS
 

Morning Martin,

 

Will be back in PHX next week – pls send me your Email address to teun@...

 

Best Regards Teun

SV AMELIT  A54  #128

 

On the hard in COOMERA (near BRISBANE) QLD AUSTRALIA

January 29, 2020 09:43:03

 

USA cell: +1 832 477 8842

AUSTRALIA cell: +61 5951 8909

 

You can follow AMELIT via this link: https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/AMELIT

 

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of luvkante via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, January 25, 2020 06:24
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Masthead Tri Colour LOPOLIGHT A54

 

Teun, 

gladly awaiting your pics.

My masthead situation should be similar to yours, Kaj had the same FLIR masthead camera as I.

Martin


Re: New owners of Amel Super Maramu # 331

amelforme
 

Congratulations Bill and Joanna on the acquisition of CLOUDSTREET. I was the first owner of this boat and she was then called LORADO, a contraction of my best friends first/given names. I employed it as Amel’s sales demonstration boat for North America and enjoyed sailing it up and down the east coast exhibiting at boat shows. When I sold it to the second owner, it was stuck by lightning a hour after we closed the deal. We went back for a Champagne toast and the masthead tri-color was laying on the trunk cabin, smoking. It was repaired perfectly by our Amel trained serviceman Ray Eaton who also had a degree in electrical engineering. The day after it was fully repaired, it got struck by lightning again, while in the very same spot it was the first time. This lays to rest the old saw that lightning never strikes twice… It was repaired again and the folks I sold it to did not appreciate my humor when I tongue in cheek suggested that they name it STRIKE THREE. Somehow the fact that it was hit by lightning became my fault. I stayed in contact with subsequent owners who deeply enjoyed the boat and I was happy to help them with the challenges that boat ownership entails. Hope you got to interact directly with Joe and Tracey whom I also sold it to and enjoyed my relationship with them a great deal . They are good people and the kind of folks you would like to buy a boat from, for certain. Not to worry about the lightning as the boat was put right as good as new with no structural damage at all and never a related problem. If you enjoy it as much as everyone else has, you are in for a great adventure.

Good luck and All the Best, Joel

      

       JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of william reynolds
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2020 3:07 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] New owners

 

We have recently bought Cloudstreet, a 2001 SM 2000. 
We have been Amel web followers for several years and just jumped in.
You may have met us. We have cruised the Eastern Caribbean for the past 10 years on Baidarka, 
a 40 foot Perry designed cutter. Time to move up.  W`e're outfitting in Martinique and are looking forward to continued 
cruising to ???
Best
Bill Reynolds and Joanna Roth (Ex-Alaskans)


Re: Amel's suggestion to run the Volvo D3-110 (A54) daily while on passage

amelforme
 

All early Super Maramu had metal mufflers, don’t recall the cut off when they switched to plastic. Olivier, do you know when the change was made? Jacques Carteau explained the reason for the change as noise/vibration abatement as the plastic mufflers would ‘pant’/flex and eliminate some noise/vibration where the metal ones wouldn’t. He noted that they wouldn’t corrode either. He didn’t appreciate my saying that they will melt if you lose the raw water pump.

 

If you still have a metal muffler, it’s a good idea to inspect the interior and especially the bottom on a regular basis, at least annually.  When they fail it makes an awful mess of the engine compartment.

       

 

            JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

    UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:56 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel's suggestion to run the Volvo D3-110 (A54) daily while on passage

 

Mike,

 

You wrote: Hi Bill - do you mean that last section of exhaust looks modified/non-Amel or just generally speaking?

The answers to your questions are yes & yes.

 

See the attached as it may help you. Your SM, when new, probably had the plastic Vetus water muffler, not a stainless steel muffler. I assume there are previous owner modifications.

 

 

 

 

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CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

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On Tue, Jan 28, 2020 at 2:45 PM CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io <brouse=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:

Mike

 

I'll send you something directly that will probably help.

 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

 

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 2:16 PM Mike Longcor (SV Trilogy) <svtrilogy53@...> wrote:

Hi Alex,

My understanding of the anti-siphon on the raw water line (between the exit from heat exchanger and input to exhaust elbow), is to prevent continuous water flow (after engine shutdown) through the intake line should something in the line break/leak/disconnect/etc. The design of most raw water pumps prevents this continuous flow as long as the vanes of the impeller are intact. The flow of water out of the anti-siphon while the engine is running provides a good visual check that 1. your anti-siphon is working and not clogged and 2. that your engine is getting a good supply of raw water for cooling. I'm not sure I follow Oliver's comment about water standing above the engine for long periods because I'm pretty sure the water would find it's way down to the muffler with or without a siphon break at the top. Again, this assumes your raw water pump/impeller is fully functional, and those certainly fail from time to time. So a working anti-siphon is a good way to ensure your engine doesn't flood and/or your boat doesn't sink.

I may be wrong on some of this so if anyone has any other input please share.

Also... I'm still searching for any information on the rubber anti-return flap at the end of the exhaust line near the through hull. Has anyone bought, replaced, or fabricated something like this for their Amel?

Regards,
Mike
SV Trilogy - SM23
Opua, NZ


Re: A54 engine anti siphon vent

amelforme
 

Over the decades with Amel, I sometimes sat in on part of the week long schooling each new Amel owner received as well as the somewhat shorter training I got on the three new ones I owned. The Amel guys always said to listen for the anti-siphon
"Clear it's throat" on start up and then 
" Mind it's manners" all the rest of the time.
A clever and catchy way to remember this important item.

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Jan 29, 2020, at 6:45 AM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

Very important and astute observation. We do the same. Luckily we have little ladies who get paid for a weekly clean out of the salt water system. Also, first time I started the engine with Bill Rouse on board he reflexively pointed me to that siphon to look and listen to the stream in the starboard cockpit drain. Just yet another reason I’m so thankful we did the Amel school. 
Porter
A54-152. IBIS


On Jan 28, 2020, at 8:01 PM, Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:


Hi all,

Over the few years we have owned Garulfo, we came to notice that the anti siphon vent for the engine that exits in the starboard cockpit drain hole was a good tell tale of a restriction in the raw water line: 

when everything is clear (intake thru hull, vetus strainer, transmission heat exchanger, impeller, etc), the stream of water out of the vent line into the drain is continuous and silent,

when the flow is restricted, the initial spurting of water and exhaust gaz continues to the point of becoming annoying and I know i need to go and clean something. After clearing the line, the flow is back to normal. 


Do other A54 owners share the same experience? Do my conclusions make sense, or is it some kind of coincidence?

Any feedback welcome!

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Ua Huka, Marquesas, French Polynesia 



Re: A54 engine anti siphon vent

Porter McRoberts
 

Very important and astute observation. We do the same. Luckily we have little ladies who get paid for a weekly clean out of the salt water system. Also, first time I started the engine with Bill Rouse on board he reflexively pointed me to that siphon to look and listen to the stream in the starboard cockpit drain. Just yet another reason I’m so thankful we did the Amel school. 
Porter
A54-152. IBIS


On Jan 28, 2020, at 8:01 PM, Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:


Hi all,

Over the few years we have owned Garulfo, we came to notice that the anti siphon vent for the engine that exits in the starboard cockpit drain hole was a good tell tale of a restriction in the raw water line: 

when everything is clear (intake thru hull, vetus strainer, transmission heat exchanger, impeller, etc), the stream of water out of the vent line into the drain is continuous and silent,

when the flow is restricted, the initial spurting of water and exhaust gaz continues to the point of becoming annoying and I know i need to go and clean something. After clearing the line, the flow is back to normal. 


Do other A54 owners share the same experience? Do my conclusions make sense, or is it some kind of coincidence?

Any feedback welcome!

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Ua Huka, Marquesas, French Polynesia 



Re: A54 engine anti siphon vent

Randall Walker
 

I have that very sound and yes it is annoying. Looking to do a flush. This is the kind of tips we Amel owners need more of. Thank you.

Randall
A-54#56

On Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 2:01 AM Sv Garulfo <svgarulfo@...> wrote:
Hi all,

Over the few years we have owned Garulfo, we came to notice that the anti siphon vent for the engine that exits in the starboard cockpit drain hole was a good tell tale of a restriction in the raw water line: 

when everything is clear (intake thru hull, vetus strainer, transmission heat exchanger, impeller, etc), the stream of water out of the vent line into the drain is continuous and silent,

when the flow is restricted, the initial spurting of water and exhaust gaz continues to the point of becoming annoying and I know i need to go and clean something. After clearing the line, the flow is back to normal. 


Do other A54 owners share the same experience? Do my conclusions make sense, or is it some kind of coincidence?

Any feedback welcome!

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Ua Huka, Marquesas, French Polynesia 



Re: Main outhaul SN

Herbert Lackner
 

We had it made buy a machine shop in Turkey, I think they used Lexan. maybe less than 50 Euro
SN120, herbert


Re: Super Maramu Main Mast Furling foil Sheered

Karen Smith
 

Here is the detailed write up, of what we did, when we had this issue a year ago. We are quite happy with it!  Amel Mainsail Foil Repair




Re: Main outhaul SN

karkauai
 

I believe that this part is made of Delrin.  I took a cracked one to a machinist, who made two of them for me.  Materials and labor came to $250US.

Kent
SM 243 Kristy
Bahamas heading South

On Jan 28, 2020 6:47 PM, Eric Meury <ericmeury@...> wrote:
I'm working on the same thing.  Not a full crack like this but it is there.  I think amel still has this part


Re: Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group #donation-request

 

Yes, I think I remember it going through. Thanks!

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Amel Owners Yacht School - www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 7:36 PM Jamie Wendell <mysticshadow54@...> wrote:
Well Bill, I missed your note above, but I think my donation went through.
Happy to support.- 3 years is not a bad thing.
Jamie Wendell
Phantom A54


Re: Support the Amel Yacht Owners Group #donation-request

Jamie Wendell
 

Well Bill, I missed your note above, but I think my donation went through.
Happy to support.- 3 years is not a bad thing.
Jamie Wendell
Phantom A54


Re: A54 engine anti siphon vent

Jamie Wendell
 

I have noticed the same thing. What you are noting is really important. I listen every time I start the engine.
Jamie
A54 #44 Phantom


A54 engine anti siphon vent

Sv Garulfo
 

Hi all,

Over the few years we have owned Garulfo, we came to notice that the anti siphon vent for the engine that exits in the starboard cockpit drain hole was a good tell tale of a restriction in the raw water line: 

when everything is clear (intake thru hull, vetus strainer, transmission heat exchanger, impeller, etc), the stream of water out of the vent line into the drain is continuous and silent,

when the flow is restricted, the initial spurting of water and exhaust gaz continues to the point of becoming annoying and I know i need to go and clean something. After clearing the line, the flow is back to normal. 


Do other A54 owners share the same experience? Do my conclusions make sense, or is it some kind of coincidence?

Any feedback welcome!

Thomas
GARULFO 
A54-122
Ua Huka, Marquesas, French Polynesia 



Re: Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

Patrick McAneny
 

Alan, Thanks for confirming that the toilet should be bonded. My boat did not come with a leak detention device ,wish it had. While eroding zincs is normal ,mine are eroding in about 1/3 the time that is normal. I now believe it is probably the result of the head not being bonded.
Thanks Again,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jan 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Grounding for solar panels / solar arch

Yes, you should have 3 wires to the motor +24, -24 and bonding (green/yellow)
We have a leak detection switch in the companion way.....not sure if you have that...it can tell you if you have a leak from -ve or +ve to the bonding.
When we have had a leak -ve to bonding, it has always been the head motor that has caused it....proven by disconnecting the bonding wire at the motor, the indicated leak goes away.
Zincs eroding is normal - they should be, as the least noble metal connected to the bonding circuit - if they're not, then you have an issue, as perhaps there is a break in the bonding cct and the zincs are no longer connected....rudder quadrant connection should be checked frequently to ensure that connection si good, if not, it compromises all the bonding on the boat.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Saint Maarten

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

At Island Water World, it is $650 per month.  
$1068 is 64% more than $650, not exactly (what I consider as) "slightly" more...  
but again was, probably is now again, a nice property.  



On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12:22:22 AM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


The rate for 31 days was $1067.95.


On Jan 28, 2020, at 3:44 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...> wrote:



I was there in December and Carrefour has been beautiful rebuilt, even nicer than before.  


Interesting Port de Plaisance is now only slightly more than IWW...  definitely a nicer place.  What are the monthly rates?




On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:31:14 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


Unfortunately, the Carrefour is gone.  When we staying there in May the price was only slightly more expensive than IWW.

On 1/28/2020 4:05 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io wrote:

That would have been my preferred choice (being walking distance from Carrefour), but back then it was considerably more expensive than IWW (Island Water World).  

Nice they finish repairing the pool! 



On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:02:09 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


An alternative marina that is within very easy dinghy distance to Island Water World is Yacht Club Port de Plaisance on Cole Bay, Sint Maarten.  Very quiet, not expensive, and includes unlimited free access to a lap pool and a very nice gym.  We spent one month there in May/June 2019 and really enjoyed it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Rhode Island

On 1/28/2020 3:36 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Courtney,

The island water world I am referring to is in the Dutch side of Simpson bay lagoon.

You have to enter through the bridge.

It is to your Port as you round snoopy island. The contact there is Rhona.

Please mention my name.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

 

Hi Alexandre

I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?

Thanks

Courtney

Trippin

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  

You can see how destroyed what this marina.  

Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

 

Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

 

 


Re: Saint Maarten

Mark Pitt
 

The rate for 31 days was $1067.95.


On Jan 28, 2020, at 3:44 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...> wrote:



I was there in December and Carrefour has been beautiful rebuilt, even nicer than before.  


Interesting Port de Plaisance is now only slightly more than IWW...  definitely a nicer place.  What are the monthly rates?




On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:31:14 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


Unfortunately, the Carrefour is gone.  When we staying there in May the price was only slightly more expensive than IWW.

On 1/28/2020 4:05 PM, Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io wrote:

That would have been my preferred choice (being walking distance from Carrefour), but back then it was considerably more expensive than IWW (Island Water World).  

Nice they finish repairing the pool! 



On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 09:02:09 PM UTC, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:


An alternative marina that is within very easy dinghy distance to Island Water World is Yacht Club Port de Plaisance on Cole Bay, Sint Maarten.  Very quiet, not expensive, and includes unlimited free access to a lap pool and a very nice gym.  We spent one month there in May/June 2019 and really enjoyed it.

   Mark Pitt

  Sabbatical III, SM#419, Rhode Island

On 1/28/2020 3:36 PM, eric freedman wrote:

Hi Courtney,

The island water world I am referring to is in the Dutch side of Simpson bay lagoon.

You have to enter through the bridge.

It is to your Port as you round snoopy island. The contact there is Rhona.

Please mention my name.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2020 2:18 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

 

Hi Alexandre

I found 3 Island Water Worlds in Saint Maarten can you tell me which bay the one you recommend is in?

Thanks

Courtney

Trippin

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandre Uster von Baar via Groups.Io <uster@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 26, 2020 8:24 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Saint Maarten

Not sure the attachment will show, here are a few pictures post Irma.  

You can see how destroyed what this marina.  

Reminder: Irma was a Category 5 and it was a direct hit.  

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, 08:49:39 PM UTC, Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...> wrote:

 

 

Good to know. I’m surprised they had much damage. The place is down a long canal, and completely surrounded.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

 

 


Re: bonfiglioli for santorin

Jean-Pierre Massicotte
 

Hello, yes Amel drill holes to fit and also reduce the cooling fins depth.

Regards

Jp, Amel Santorin 51, Vanille

On Tue., Jan. 28, 2020, 19:46 Eric Meury, <ericmeury@...> wrote:
Did amel drill holes to mount the motor.   Here is my old one.  Looks like holes drilled by amel.  Sn. Number 86.  


Re: Main outhaul SN

Eric Meury
 

I'm working on the same thing.  Not a full crack like this but it is there.  I think amel still has this part


Re: bonfiglioli for santorin

Eric Meury
 

Did amel drill holes to mount the motor.   Here is my old one.  Looks like holes drilled by amel.  Sn. Number 86.