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Re: Standing rigging - France

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi Mark;

 

I second Bill’s remarks. Nicky has replaced rigging and performed other work on Kokomo. He is as conscientious and fast, as they come. I would highly recommend him.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via Groups.Io
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 7:21 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Standing rigging - France

 

Mark,

 

I am very happy that this worked out for you.

 

I have a Preferred Vendor in Malta who often travels Europe to install rigging. I highly recommend that you contact Nicky Sammut to install your ACMO rigging:

Nicky’s Rigging & Marine Services
Mobile +356 79271668
Email. nickysail"at"hotmail.com

ACMO is a recommended Preferred Vendor and will give you a discount. Be sure to share that quote with me to insure the discount.

 

Nicky has replaced ACMO rigging with ACMO kits on many SMs and 54s. He has also replaced Bamar Furlers on 54s with new generation Bamar and with Reckman furlers. I can assure you that you will not find a better rigger anywhere. He routinely works in Malta at Manoel Island Yacht Yard, which is also a Preferred Vendor and a great yard to haulot. Be sure to tell these Preferred Vendors that you are a client of mine in order to receive your discount.

Manoel Island Yacht Yard
Gzira GZR 3013,
Malta – Europe
General Email: info"at"yachtyard-malta.com Phone: (+356) 2133 4453/4 also Andrew Wilson <AWilson"at"yachtyard-malta.com>

 

If you haulout at Manoel, be sure to have antifouling and polishing applied by Alex and his uncle: Contact for Alex is ‎boatcarealex"at"gmail.com
‎Mobile Phone +356 9942 9724. They are fabulous. Tell Alex that you are a client.

 

Bill
--

CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

   

 

 

 

On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 8:16 AM ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

Hi Mark , 

 

Welcome to the Amel world . We used the riggers recommended by Amel’s Hyeres office . They really know their stuff . Can’t remember the name of the company but a call to Sonja in that office will direct you to them . 

 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302 Serifos 


On 9 Oct 2019, at 15:34, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

We are now the very proud new owners of Nunky which is SM110 from 1993. 

Despite her age Nunky is in incredible condition due to the care her former owner lavished on her. As an example, he would only wear white below decks.

Anyway, the only major work required is replacement of the standing rigging. I have a quote for the rigging from ACMO but I need a rigger in The South of France. Nunky is currently in Golfe Juan for the winter.

If anyone can recommend a rigger I would be very grateful. 

Many thanks

Twisted chain - Amel 54

David Crisp
 

Since buying Wilna Grace in July I've been progressively working my way through her, one job being to take out the lovely stainless steel chain and inspect it. What I thought would be a quick job turned into a marathon.  I'd hauled out ~3 deck lengths when I discovered the rest of the chain remaining in the locker was twisted into a massive ball.  Sometime later I'd finally worked the chain onto the deck and had ~1.5 deck lengths of twisted chain.  I'm unclear why this twist should have built up or over what period of time.  Wilna Grace is 12 years old and I have reason to suspect the chain may not have been fully out for some time.

Never had this problem with my Super Maramu. Anyway from now on each year I shall make a point of finding some deep water and letting all the chain out!  Has anyone else experienced this twist problem?

Re: Standing rigging - France

Craig & Katherine Briggs
 

Hi Mark and Congratulations - 
Suggest you do it yourself for 3 reasons: you'll do it right, you'll learn your rigging, you'll have fun. Oh, and you'll save money.
FWIW,
Craig

Re: Annapolis Boat Show

Rob Hughes
 

Michele and I will be there Friday night as well.

Re: How to disassemble Nirvana Furling Swivel?

 

Tom,

I am not 100% sure, but I believe the swivel balls, which encircle the swivel internally also hold the swivel halves together. Inside the top or bottom of the swivel you will find a plug of some sort, which when removed, you can remove the balls and separate the halves. 

Please let me know if this helps.


--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Wed, Oct 2, 2019 at 2:45 PM Tom Whitehill <whitehillrei@...> wrote:

Hi,

I'm new to the forum and am excited to be part of the community.
Current Challenge: The Nirvana Mizzen manual furler Swivel on our 1984 Amel Sharki was frozen when we bought her.
I've extracted the swivel from the mast and am now looking for advice/guidance on how to disassemble it so that I can replace bearings, etc.
I've attached some pics of the Swivel for your reference.
Your ideas would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help,
Tom

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Oliver,

That is clever. It solves the problem of brushes and shaft seals in one go. Do you keep spares for the pump mechanism and for the motor/controller?
What did you to to replace the pump-switch?

Kind regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: Standing rigging - France

Mark Garver <mgarver@...>
 

Congratulations Mark! Our SM, It's Good is #105 also from 1993 and we love her, she has been very good to us. Welcome to the family, or the cult! :)

Mark and Jennifer Garver
SV It's Good
SM #105

On October 9, 2019 at 8:34 AM, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

We are now the very proud new owners of Nunky which is SM110 from 1993. 

Despite her age Nunky is in incredible condition due to the care her former owner lavished on her. As an example, he would only wear white below decks.

Anyway, the only major work required is replacement of the standing rigging. I have a quote for the rigging from ACMO but I need a rigger in The South of France. Nunky is currently in Golfe Juan for the winter.

If anyone can recommend a rigger I would be very grateful. 

Many thanks



Re: Standing rigging - France

 

Mark,

I am very happy that this worked out for you.

I have a Preferred Vendor in Malta who often travels Europe to install rigging. I highly recommend that you contact Nicky Sammut to install your ACMO rigging:
Nicky’s Rigging & Marine Services
Mobile +356 79271668
Email. nickysail"at"hotmail.com
ACMO is a recommended Preferred Vendor and will give you a discount. Be sure to share that quote with me to insure the discount.

Nicky has replaced ACMO rigging with ACMO kits on many SMs and 54s. He has also replaced Bamar Furlers on 54s with new generation Bamar and with Reckman furlers. I can assure you that you will not find a better rigger anywhere. He routinely works in Malta at Manoel Island Yacht Yard, which is also a Preferred Vendor and a great yard to haulot. Be sure to tell these Preferred Vendors that you are a client of mine in order to receive your discount.
Manoel Island Yacht Yard
Gzira GZR 3013,
Malta – Europe
General Email: info"at"yachtyard-malta.com Phone: (+356) 2133 4453/4 also Andrew Wilson <AWilson"at"yachtyard-malta.com>

If you haulout at Manoel, be sure to have antifouling and polishing applied by Alex and his uncle: Contact for Alex is ‎boatcarealex"at"gmail.com
‎Mobile Phone +356 9942 9724. They are fabulous. Tell Alex that you are a client.

Bill
--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 8:16 AM ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Hi Mark , 

Welcome to the Amel world . We used the riggers recommended by Amel’s Hyeres office . They really know their stuff . Can’t remember the name of the company but a call to Sonja in that office will direct you to them . 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302 Serifos 


On 9 Oct 2019, at 15:34, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

We are now the very proud new owners of Nunky which is SM110 from 1993. 

Despite her age Nunky is in incredible condition due to the care her former owner lavished on her. As an example, he would only wear white below decks.

Anyway, the only major work required is replacement of the standing rigging. I have a quote for the rigging from ACMO but I need a rigger in The South of France. Nunky is currently in Golfe Juan for the winter.

If anyone can recommend a rigger I would be very grateful. 

Many thanks

Re: SM Bow thruster wiring diagram?

 

Andrew, he probably has the older version.

Eamonn,

There is a micro switch inside the control box which should be controlled by the rod and attached arm.

Here is a photo of part of a page from my Amel Book that might help. My guess is that the new arm was fabricated incorrectly, or the micro switch is not working.
image.png


--
CW Bill Rouse Amel Yacht Owners School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
   


On Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 7:57 AM Andrew & Kate Lamb <andrew.lamb@...> wrote:

Hi

 

This is the diagram I have

 

Andrew

SM472

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eamonn Washington
Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:41 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM Bow thruster wiring diagram?

 

Hi

our bow thruster suddenly decided it would not  come up. The electric motor was fine, everything was connected.  I got a local mechanic to come in and he repaired the bow thruster in his workshop.  He said that there was a rod about 20cm long with a screw thread that had completely worn out, so he made a new screw thread.

The problem appears now to be that he made the new thread the wrong way around.  We figured out by experimentation that if we switched wires 3 and 6 in the little control box that the bow thruster up and down movement worked perfectly.  However the sideways movement stopped working, so that is no good.

Does anyone know the wiring diagram of this little control box in the fore cabin on the bow thruster?  I would love to be able to fix it by swapping around a couple of wires rather than waiting  a few days for a new part to be made or waiting for a delivery from Amel (if they  have it).

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Denia, Spain.

Re: SM Bow thruster wiring diagram?

Eamonn Washington
 

Hi thanks for the diagram.  It does not show the numbered wires in the box, but it might help.  I also contacted Amel to see if they can provide the correct jack screw.

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Denia, Spain.

Re: Annapolis Boat Show

Matt Salatino
 

Mangia, right?
Friday?

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Oct 9, 2019, at 8:18 AM, Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32@...> wrote:

Gary, I was able to reserve a table for 16, and 17 signed up for that table  a week or so ago. Since then Aras contacted Mangia and was able to reserve a table for four or six I think , they may hold the top floor for us ,as it is not too big. So I think there will be a seat for every .... 
Funny, when I suggested to another couple of owners to get together for diner ,I expected four to six. It now looks like over 20 . Same thing happened with the Chesapeake  Bay Rendezvous. Birds of a feather ...
See ya there,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Wells <gary@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 3:42 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Annapolis Boat Show

[Edited Message Follows]
*** EDIT***  We have another couple coming to join us so the table is full. :)

Really late in the game here but Robin and I will be able to attend the big event.  Even though the restaurant said their reservations were "maxed out" once I dropped the "Amel" name I got put on hold, then I got told I'd get a call back and in fact they let us have a table at 7:00 P.M.
Better late than never :)

~AND~ it's a table for four so if there is another couple wanting seats let me know and you are welcome to join us. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Gary & Robin

SM 209, Adagio
Galesville, MD

Re: Standing rigging - France

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Mark , 

Welcome to the Amel world . We used the riggers recommended by Amel’s Hyeres office . They really know their stuff . Can’t remember the name of the company but a call to Sonja in that office will direct you to them . 

Ian and Judy , Pen Azen , SM 302 Serifos 


On 9 Oct 2019, at 15:34, Mark Barter <markbarter100@...> wrote:

We are now the very proud new owners of Nunky which is SM110 from 1993. 

Despite her age Nunky is in incredible condition due to the care her former owner lavished on her. As an example, he would only wear white below decks.

Anyway, the only major work required is replacement of the standing rigging. I have a quote for the rigging from ACMO but I need a rigger in The South of France. Nunky is currently in Golfe Juan for the winter.

If anyone can recommend a rigger I would be very grateful. 

Many thanks

Re: Standing rigging - France

Mark Barter
 

Hi Andrew,

We are very excited. We kissed a few frogs before we came across Nunky but it was worth it.

I am looking forward to participating in this community. I should be able to add quite a bit because the former owner was an incredible engineer and some of the modifications he made are very clever.

Kind regards
Mark
--
Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110

Re: Standing rigging - France

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Hi Mark

 

Congratulations! Bet you guys are really excited! There are riggers in Canet but I don’t know if they are any good I am afraid.

 

Andrew

SM 472

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mark Barter
Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:34 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Standing rigging - France

 

We are now the very proud new owners of Nunky which is SM110 from 1993. 

Despite her age Nunky is in incredible condition due to the care her former owner lavished on her. As an example, he would only wear white below decks.

Anyway, the only major work required is replacement of the standing rigging. I have a quote for the rigging from ACMO but I need a rigger in The South of France. Nunky is currently in Golfe Juan for the winter.

If anyone can recommend a rigger I would be very grateful. 

Many thanks

Re: SM Bow thruster wiring diagram?

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

Hi

 

This is the diagram I have

 

Andrew

SM472

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Eamonn Washington
Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:41 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] SM Bow thruster wiring diagram?

 

Hi

our bow thruster suddenly decided it would not  come up. The electric motor was fine, everything was connected.  I got a local mechanic to come in and he repaired the bow thruster in his workshop.  He said that there was a rod about 20cm long with a screw thread that had completely worn out, so he made a new screw thread.

The problem appears now to be that he made the new thread the wrong way around.  We figured out by experimentation that if we switched wires 3 and 6 in the little control box that the bow thruster up and down movement worked perfectly.  However the sideways movement stopped working, so that is no good.

Does anyone know the wiring diagram of this little control box in the fore cabin on the bow thruster?  I would love to be able to fix it by swapping around a couple of wires rather than waiting  a few days for a new part to be made or waiting for a delivery from Amel (if they  have it).

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Denia, Spain.

SM Bow thruster wiring diagram?

Eamonn Washington
 

Hi

our bow thruster suddenly decided it would not  come up. The electric motor was fine, everything was connected.  I got a local mechanic to come in and he repaired the bow thruster in his workshop.  He said that there was a rod about 20cm long with a screw thread that had completely worn out, so he made a new screw thread.

The problem appears now to be that he made the new thread the wrong way around.  We figured out by experimentation that if we switched wires 3 and 6 in the little control box that the bow thruster up and down movement worked perfectly.  However the sideways movement stopped working, so that is no good.

Does anyone know the wiring diagram of this little control box in the fore cabin on the bow thruster?  I would love to be able to fix it by swapping around a couple of wires rather than waiting  a few days for a new part to be made or waiting for a delivery from Amel (if they  have it).

Eamonn Washington
Travel Bug
Super Maramu #151
Currently in Denia, Spain.

Standing rigging - France

Mark Barter
 

We are now the very proud new owners of Nunky which is SM110 from 1993. 

Despite her age Nunky is in incredible condition due to the care her former owner lavished on her. As an example, he would only wear white below decks.

Anyway, the only major work required is replacement of the standing rigging. I have a quote for the rigging from ACMO but I need a rigger in The South of France. Nunky is currently in Golfe Juan for the winter.

If anyone can recommend a rigger I would be very grateful. 

Many thanks

Re: Annapolis Boat Show

Patrick McAneny
 

Gary, I was able to reserve a table for 16, and 17 signed up for that table  a week or so ago. Since then Aras contacted Mangia and was able to reserve a table for four or six I think , they may hold the top floor for us ,as it is not too big. So I think there will be a seat for every .... 
Funny, when I suggested to another couple of owners to get together for diner ,I expected four to six. It now looks like over 20 . Same thing happened with the Chesapeake  Bay Rendezvous. Birds of a feather ...
See ya there,
Pat & Diane
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Gary Wells <gary@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Oct 8, 2019 3:42 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Annapolis Boat Show

[Edited Message Follows]
*** EDIT***  We have another couple coming to join us so the table is full. :)

Really late in the game here but Robin and I will be able to attend the big event.  Even though the restaurant said their reservations were "maxed out" once I dropped the "Amel" name I got put on hold, then I got told I'd get a call back and in fact they let us have a table at 7:00 P.M.
Better late than never :)

~AND~ it's a table for four so if there is another couple wanting seats let me know and you are welcome to join us. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Gary & Robin

SM 209, Adagio
Galesville, MD

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hi guys,

Here is what we used:

I did reuse the flowjet pump and replaced the motor by a brushless scooter motor. These motors are very strong and got no wear parts except the ballbearings for less then 2 euros.
I mounted the motor on an L shaped 6mm aluminium and the pump from the oposite side.
The D shaped 8mm shaft is the same like the original flowjet shaft.
The motor is driven by 60% speed and works flawless while over sized. It takes less ten 1A at 24 V pushing 10 liter per min.
The motor does not get warm at all = no wasted energy, as before.
It would be possible to controll the wateroutput according to raw water temperature. I did not use this feature jet.

To drive a brushless motor, it needs a speedcontroller. I used the VESC for it, also way oversizedwhile capable to controll high currents.
We connect the 24v batterie directly to the VESC. No more using step down to 12 V wasting more energy.

The motor/pump speed is open to be controlled from 0 to 100%

€ 50,91 | ESK8 6368 BLDC outrunner bürstenlosen motor 190KV 280KV sensored sensorlose 22-48 V für elektrische balancing roller e- skateboard
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/2Yrn2Uz6

D-shaped shaft 190 kv, shaft has 8mm diameter, sensored.

€ 55,36 36%OFF | FSESC 4,12 50A Basierend auf VESC 4,12 Elektro Speed Controller für Skateboard/E-roller Zubehör Flipsky
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/rkgt1kV2

We use it now without any failing pump anymore.

Oliver from
VELANAUTICA.ORG
AMEL 54#39

PORTUGAL

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump
From: Sv Garulfo
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
CC:


Hi Oliver

We would be interested in the details of the brushless motor and motor controller as it has been the same in our case ( pump still working, only brushes wear out). 

Thanks for your help. 

Soraya
Garulfo A54#122
Tuamotus, French Polynesia 


On 23 Sep 2019, at 22:16, Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica <oliver.henrichsen@...> wrote:

Hello,

We got 1 fridge and freezer in our boat, we gave the freezer in the pantry a complete refit.

1. Step is to refit AMEL freezer insulations. We removed the complete old imsulation. Sorry to say but it was poorly build in terms of condens water block, open sidecuts at the old foam boards so the foam was soaked with condens. Beside tha this foam is only max 60mm what is not enough for tropics. Because of limited space we choose most efficient isolation boards.
It needs to remove the complete freezer. The only way to do so was to enter from the top and chop the wooden boards, also soaked with water and mould. Wood is not a propper insulation for freezers.
2. Step ist to install a condenswater block membrane.
3. Step install install sandwich vacum boards. These boards got factor 5 of insulation against standard closed cell foam. So with 6cm it eaquals 20 to 24 cm foam.
4. We reused the original stainless inside case. The hole process needs extremly carefull work that there is not the tinies hole left for condens water to enter. What you get is insulated like a thermos bottle.

With this upgrade of freezer the compressor stops 24h working and with that the cooling pump. But we did not touch the fridge. With that we got on times of freezer of 2h per day and fridge of 3h per day. The new controller cares that both units will work at the same time when ever possible. Example: so the cool pump wont run first for the fridge and 5 mins later when the freezer starts it will rum again. The "intelligent"
Controler cares that operating times are bundled.
We got these operating times with 30 degrees outside temperatures.

I did not change the pump, I changed the pump motor and motor controller to brushless. My pumps never failed it was always the brushed motor and bearings that wore out.

With these steps the cooling system works efficient.

I will look for the brands i used later and post it.

Oliver
A54#39
Portugal



Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 fridge circulation pump
From: Scott SV Tengah
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
CC:


Oliver,

Could you tell us more about upgrading/replacing the freezer insulation? I assume you mean the one under the settee? 

Did you scrape off all the old insulation and replace? What model vacuum boards did you use? I, too, notice that my freezer compressor is running 24h.

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

Re: A54 fridge circulation pump and a New Source for Marco Pumps

Alan Leslie
 

Eric,
Everywhere outside of North America uses BSP.
NPT is a US invention.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437