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Re: [Amel] Heavy Weather

Steve Constantine <svsummerlove@...>
 

Eric,

I remember in one of your earlier posts you described how difficult it was
retrieving the Jordan series drogue, and that it kept throwing the circuit
breaker on the genoa sheet power winch. Did you happen to try using "both"
power winches at the same time? For example using the port winch as the
primary, then running the tail across to the starboard one to use them in-line.
At the very least it would make tailing easier.

Steve
Summer Love SM 340



________________________________
From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, December 15, 2010 1:17:59 AM
Subject: [Amel] Heavy Weather


On the drogue you run under bare poles, our speed was about 1 ½ knots down
wind. You adjust the angle of the boat with the bridles until you are square
to the oncoming waves. In Force 12 wind you do not want to have any canvas
up, on any point of sail, and running dead down wind would just shred the
sails.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Conn Williamson
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heavy Weather

Eric were you hoved-to at the same time in the storm or were you
running?...CW

________________________________
From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 3:49:02 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heavy Weather

I have successfully used the Jordan series drogue twice in my life. The last
time ,2008, the winds were force 12 and seas as reported by the coast guard
to be 50-60 feet.

We were the only boat not to have sunk or been severely damaged, both times.

I do not believe in sea anchors, Google Jordan series drogue and watch the
video, there are also some wave tank tests.

I would not leave home without it.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Conn Williamson
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

I have that Pardy's book and they recomend deploying a chute or parra anchor
off
the windward bow to stop the forward drift. It"s good to hear some Amel
sailing
tips and experiences. Thanks

________________________________
From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com <mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com>
<mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com> >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 2:18:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

I tried heaving to with my SM243 and found that I couldn't slip exactly
downwind
as recommended by the Pardee's. No matter what I did, I sailed forward at
about
1/2 kt, which was fine for calming the motion, getting some rest and
cooking,
but I sailed out of the boat's slick to windward. In a big sea it's my
understanding that if you can slip directly downwind, the slick created by
the
boat will prevent waves from breaking on your beam. I think that I would
have
to drag something on a yoke from the bow and stern so that I could adjust
the
attitude of the boat to be able to slip directly downwind.

If you figure something else out, please let us know.
Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243

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Re: [Amel] Heavy Weather

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

Was there any water was coming over the stern at the time. What was it like on
board? ....CW




________________________________
From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 4:17:59 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heavy Weather

 
On the drogue you run under bare poles, our speed was about 1 ½ knots down
wind. You adjust the angle of the boat with the bridles until you are square
to the oncoming waves. In Force 12 wind you do not want to have any canvas
up, on any point of sail, and running dead down wind would just shred the
sails.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Conn Williamson
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heavy Weather

Eric were you hoved-to at the same time in the storm or were you
running?...CW

________________________________
From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 3:49:02 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heavy Weather

I have successfully used the Jordan series drogue twice in my life. The last
time ,2008, the winds were force 12 and seas as reported by the coast guard
to be 50-60 feet.

We were the only boat not to have sunk or been severely damaged, both times.

I do not believe in sea anchors, Google Jordan series drogue and watch the
video, there are also some wave tank tests.

I would not leave home without it.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Conn Williamson
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

I have that Pardy's book and they recomend deploying a chute or parra anchor
off
the windward bow to stop the forward drift. It"s good to hear some Amel
sailing
tips and experiences. Thanks

________________________________
From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com <mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com>
<mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com> >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 2:18:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

I tried heaving to with my SM243 and found that I couldn't slip exactly
downwind
as recommended by the Pardee's. No matter what I did, I sailed forward at
about
1/2 kt, which was fine for calming the motion, getting some rest and
cooking,
but I sailed out of the boat's slick to windward. In a big sea it's my
understanding that if you can slip directly downwind, the slick created by
the
boat will prevent waves from breaking on your beam. I think that I would
have
to drag something on a yoke from the bow and stern so that I could adjust
the
attitude of the boat to be able to slip directly downwind.

If you figure something else out, please let us know.
Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243

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Heavy Weather

eric freedman
 

On the drogue you run under bare poles, our speed was about 1 ½ knots down
wind. You adjust the angle of the boat with the bridles until you are square
to the oncoming waves. In Force 12 wind you do not want to have any canvas
up, on any point of sail, and running dead down wind would just shred the
sails.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Conn Williamson
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heavy Weather





Eric were you hoved-to at the same time in the storm or were you
running?...CW

________________________________
From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 3:49:02 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heavy Weather


I have successfully used the Jordan series drogue twice in my life. The last
time ,2008, the winds were force 12 and seas as reported by the coast guard
to be 50-60 feet.

We were the only boat not to have sunk or been severely damaged, both times.

I do not believe in sea anchors, Google Jordan series drogue and watch the
video, there are also some wave tank tests.

I would not leave home without it.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Conn Williamson
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

I have that Pardy's book and they recomend deploying a chute or parra anchor
off
the windward bow to stop the forward drift. It"s good to hear some Amel
sailing
tips and experiences. Thanks

________________________________
From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com <mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com>
<mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com> >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 2:18:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

I tried heaving to with my SM243 and found that I couldn't slip exactly
downwind
as recommended by the Pardee's. No matter what I did, I sailed forward at
about
1/2 kt, which was fine for calming the motion, getting some rest and
cooking,
but I sailed out of the boat's slick to windward. In a big sea it's my
understanding that if you can slip directly downwind, the slick created by
the
boat will prevent waves from breaking on your beam. I think that I would
have
to drag something on a yoke from the bow and stern so that I could adjust
the
attitude of the boat to be able to slip directly downwind.

If you figure something else out, please let us know.
Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243

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Re: [Amel] Heavy Weather

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

Eric were you hoved-to at the same time in the storm or were you running?...CW




________________________________
From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 3:49:02 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heavy Weather

 
I have successfully used the Jordan series drogue twice in my life. The last
time ,2008, the winds were force 12 and seas as reported by the coast guard
to be 50-60 feet.

We were the only boat not to have sunk or been severely damaged, both times.

I do not believe in sea anchors, Google Jordan series drogue and watch the
video, there are also some wave tank tests.

I would not leave home without it.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Conn Williamson
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

I have that Pardy's book and they recomend deploying a chute or parra anchor
off
the windward bow to stop the forward drift. It"s good to hear some Amel
sailing
tips and experiences. Thanks

________________________________
From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com <mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com> >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 2:18:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

I tried heaving to with my SM243 and found that I couldn't slip exactly
downwind
as recommended by the Pardee's. No matter what I did, I sailed forward at
about
1/2 kt, which was fine for calming the motion, getting some rest and
cooking,
but I sailed out of the boat's slick to windward. In a big sea it's my
understanding that if you can slip directly downwind, the slick created by
the
boat will prevent waves from breaking on your beam. I think that I would
have
to drag something on a yoke from the bow and stern so that I could adjust
the
attitude of the boat to be able to slip directly downwind.

If you figure something else out, please let us know.
Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243



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Heavy Weather

eric freedman
 

I have successfully used the Jordan series drogue twice in my life. The last
time ,2008, the winds were force 12 and seas as reported by the coast guard
to be 50-60 feet.

We were the only boat not to have sunk or been severely damaged, both times.


I do not believe in sea anchors, Google Jordan series drogue and watch the
video, there are also some wave tank tests.



I would not leave home without it.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Conn Williamson
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to





I have that Pardy's book and they recomend deploying a chute or parra anchor
off
the windward bow to stop the forward drift. It"s good to hear some Amel
sailing
tips and experiences. Thanks

________________________________
From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com <mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com> >
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 2:18:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to


I tried heaving to with my SM243 and found that I couldn't slip exactly
downwind
as recommended by the Pardee's. No matter what I did, I sailed forward at
about
1/2 kt, which was fine for calming the motion, getting some rest and
cooking,
but I sailed out of the boat's slick to windward. In a big sea it's my
understanding that if you can slip directly downwind, the slick created by
the
boat will prevent waves from breaking on your beam. I think that I would
have
to drag something on a yoke from the bow and stern so that I could adjust
the
attitude of the boat to be able to slip directly downwind.

If you figure something else out, please let us know.
Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243


Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

I have that Pardy's book and they recomend deploying a chute or parra anchor off
the windward bow to stop the forward drift. It"s good to hear some Amel sailing 
tips and experiences. Thanks    




________________________________
From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 2:18:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

 
I tried heaving to with my SM243 and found that I couldn't slip exactly downwind
as recommended by the Pardee's.  No matter what I did, I sailed forward at about
1/2 kt, which was fine for calming the motion, getting some rest and cooking,
but I sailed out of the boat's slick to windward.  In a big sea it's my
understanding that if you can slip directly downwind, the slick created by the
boat will prevent waves from breaking on your beam.  I think that I would have
to drag something on a yoke from the bow and stern so that I could adjust the
attitude of the boat to be able to slip directly downwind.
 
If you figure something else out, please let us know.
Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243


Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

When hove two the point is to stall the boat so as not to force any motion every boat design will have different tendencies in heavy weather conditions the point is to STOP the motion. There will always be a wave the will hit you from the side it can not be prevented simply mitigated. It is a great method of getting some rest a meal or sleep or waiting for daylight before entering a difficult harbor.

Try it I think you'll like it.

Happy Holidays to all.

Regards on SM209. FOR SALE
Richard Piller

On Dec 14, 2010, at 10:18, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo.com> wrote:

I tried heaving to with my SM243 and found that I couldn't slip exactly downwind as recommended by the Pardee's. No matter what I did, I sailed forward at about 1/2 kt, which was fine for calming the motion, getting some rest and cooking, but I sailed out of the boat's slick to windward. In a big sea it's my understanding that if you can slip directly downwind, the slick created by the boat will prevent waves from breaking on your beam. I think that I would have to drag something on a yoke from the bow and stern so that I could adjust the attitude of the boat to be able to slip directly downwind.

If you figure something else out, please let us know.
Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243




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Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

karkauai
 

I tried heaving to with my SM243 and found that I couldn't slip exactly downwind as recommended by the Pardee's.  No matter what I did, I sailed forward at about 1/2 kt, which was fine for calming the motion, getting some rest and cooking, but I sailed out of the boat's slick to windward.  In a big sea it's my understanding that if you can slip directly downwind, the slick created by the boat will prevent waves from breaking on your beam.  I think that I would have to drag something on a yoke from the bow and stern so that I could adjust the attitude of the boat to be able to slip directly downwind.
 
If you figure something else out, please let us know.
Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243


Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi you need the head sail and a main deeply reefer. I also bring the laze sheet over to wind ward incase the windward wears thru.

Regards
Richard Piller

On Dec 13, 2010, at 22:01, Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@yahoo.com> wrote:

Thanks for that info jme, that gives me a good starting point. I thought they
might have heaved-to with just the tripple reefed main.

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From: "jme5462@yahoo.com" <jme5462@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 December, 2010 11:46:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to


This is a subject that has been replied to earlier. In review reduce the main to
the 3rd reef. Bring it tight flat to the centerline or very slightly to windward
Reduce the head sail to a position that puts the clue well inside the most
forward stay. Back wind the head sail turn the wheel to windward and tie it off.
Then go have a cup of tea until it gale blows itself out. We've done it in 35-50
it's and very big seas.

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 13, 2010, at 6:40 PM, Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@yahoo.com> wrote:

Has anyone had the fun experience of having to heaving-to in gale force winds
on

a Mango-Supermaramu. What sails worked best and how much sail area. How did the

boat behave.

Cheers....Conn Mango #28








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Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

Thanks for that info jme, that gives me a good starting point. I thought they
might have heaved-to with just the tripple reefed main.  




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From: "jme5462@yahoo.com" <jme5462@yahoo.com>
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tue, 14 December, 2010 11:46:46 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

 
This is a subject that has been replied to earlier. In review reduce the main to
the 3rd reef. Bring it tight flat to the centerline or very slightly to windward
Reduce the head sail to a position that puts the clue well inside the most
forward stay. Back wind the head sail turn the wheel to windward and tie it off.
Then go have a cup of tea until it gale blows itself out. We've done it in 35-50
it's and very big seas.
On Dec 13, 2010, at 6:40 PM, Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@yahoo.com> wrote:

Has anyone had the fun experience of having to heaving-to in gale force winds
on

a Mango-Supermaramu. What sails worked best and how much sail area. How did the

boat behave.

Cheers....Conn Mango #28








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Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

jme5462@...
 

This is a subject that has been replied to earlier. In review reduce the main to the 3rd reef. Bring it tight flat to the centerline or very slightly to windward Reduce the head sail to a position that puts the clue well inside the most forward stay. Back wind the head sail turn the wheel to windward and tie it off. Then go have a cup of tea until it gale blows itself out. We've done it in 35-50 it's and very big seas.

On Dec 13, 2010, at 6:40 PM, Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@yahoo.com> wrote:

Has anyone had the fun experience of having to heaving-to in gale force winds on
a Mango-Supermaramu. What sails worked best and how much sail area. How did the
boat behave.

Cheers....Conn Mango #28








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Heaving-to

Conn Williamson <connwilliamson@...>
 

Has anyone had the fun experience of having to heaving-to in gale force winds on
a Mango-Supermaramu. What sails worked best and how much sail area. How did the
boat behave.

Cheers....Conn  Mango #28  




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Re: [Amel] Hyères Marina - info on Port Saint Pierre/Amel Shipyard

Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
 

Hi there are 2 harbors in Hyerse enter the one to the left facing the shore. The one on the right about 1/2 mile south is for small boats.

A nice stop is the island of Poqurell (spelling?). Go to the docks it is cheap this time of year. you are aware that most of France will be closed for 2-3 weeks The town of Hyeres up the hill is very nice.

Have fun enjoy the Holiday season.

Regards
Richard Piller

On Dec 13, 2010, at 13:33, "assistanttoblackdog" <atwaterfour@gmail.com> wrote:

Hello All,

I am sailing my SM from Barcelona to the Amel shipyards in Hyères next week.
I've been pouring over the charts, Sailing Directions & other publications and have spoken with the Port Captain at Port Saint Pierre but still feel like more information would be useful.

Can anyone who has sailed to the Amel shipyard in Hyères and stayed at at Port Saint Pierre offer any handy tips or local information? The best I could get from the Port Captain was "Use the south entrance, it is no problem."

Thanks in advance,

Jim A.
SM 384 Sirena Azul


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Port St Pierre Hyeres

Peter Aubrey <peter.aubrey@...>
 

Jim,



I took delivery of my SM2K in Hyeres in 2000 and have been back a few times
since. There are two main basins. You need to enter the South basin and the
Capitainerie and arrival berth is on a jetty a short way in to port. There
is a tower at the inshore end of the jetty. You need to call in on VHF CH9
to get a berth location. Their telephone number is 0494 12 54 40. Operating
hours in winter are 0800-1200 and 1400-1700. Not sure about week-ends. There
are plenty of visitor berths and all facilities like water, showers,
toilets, fuel as well as 30 Ton travel hoist. There is a good selection of
shops for provisions. When I was there last the Amel berths were at the
North end of the South basin and there are usually plenty of Amel yachts in
the Marina. There are a few reasonable restaurants near the Marina but the
place tends to be rather dead in the winter. The Amel office is a short walk
into the town. If you need a hotel there isnt much near the Marina but
several a short drive away and taxis are available. The Marina is provides
quite safe shelter and it is easy to manoeuvre in with a SM and bow
thruster.

Hope thats useful. There are some web sites which show the layout the
satellite view is best.

Best regards

Peter SM2K 293 MAIA (in Malta)


Hyères Marina - info on Port Saint Pierre/Amel Shipyard

assistanttoblackdog <atwaterfour@...>
 

Hello All,

I am sailing my SM from Barcelona to the Amel shipyards in Hyères next week.
I've been pouring over the charts, Sailing Directions & other publications and have spoken with the Port Captain at Port Saint Pierre but still feel like more information would be useful.

Can anyone who has sailed to the Amel shipyard in Hyères and stayed at at Port Saint Pierre offer any handy tips or local information? The best I could get from the Port Captain was "Use the south entrance, it is no problem."

Thanks in advance,

Jim A.
SM 384 Sirena Azul


Re: [Amel] Re: New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

Jean Boucharlat
 

«Aileron moulé » : « moulé » is molded in US English or moulded in
traditional English, “aileron” is literally “winglet” but, in this instance,
most likely “rudder blade” (this inferred from the fact that Amel uses
“contre-aileron”, loosely translatable as “counter-winglet” to designate the
skeg).

“Venant de moulage” literally means “from a mold” but, in this instance and
in my opinion, means that it is a molded FRP part and not some other kind of
material.



With all due respect for everyone at Amel, and I do respect them all, you
all know that their English is somewhat hesitant but I can tell you that
their French is also sometimes not entirely academic.



Hope this helps.



Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dave_Benjamin
Sent: lundi 13 décembre 2010 03:22
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Re: New file uploaded to amelyachtowners





Can anyone help with translation?

There is a crosshatched area with caption containing "aileron moule" and
another caption above containing "venant de moulage." I've tried Google
translate but I'm not getting good info.





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Re: New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

Dave_Benjamin
 

Can anyone help with translation?

There is a crosshatched area with caption containing "aileron moule" and another caption above containing "venant de moulage." I've tried Google translate but I'm not getting good info.


New file uploaded to amelyachtowners

amelyachtowners@...
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that
a file has been uploaded to the Files area of the amelyachtowners
group.

File : /Rudder.pdf
Uploaded by : Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com>
Description : Drawing of Maramu rudder and skeg

You can access this file at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/files/Rudder.pdf

To learn more about file sharing for your group, please visit:
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Regards,

Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com>


PSS Shaft Seal

Dave_Benjamin
 

We thought we were going to change the stuffing box in our Maramu but I've cleaned up the old one and we're going to stick with it. I've got a PSS Shaft Seal brand new in the box that I will not be using. Rather than just return it I thought I'd offer it up to anyone needing a PSS for a 1 3/8" shaft and 2 inch hose. My cost on it was $175. I think they retail for $330 or so. I can ship later this month when I'm back in the US for the holidays.

Regards,
Dave Benjamin
Maramu #29


Re: [Amel] Leaky grounding plate on older Maramu

Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...>
 

Dave,
  In the Santorin, the earth plate on the skeg is directly connected by a copper strap to the SSB aerial tuning unit which is in the Lazarette. This makes for an excellent aerial "backplane", so good that people thought that we were a steel boat!

Check that the strap is still connected, and the contacts reasonably clean.

Mike & Chris
S 27

--- On Fri, 12/10/10, Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Dave_Benjamin <dave_benjamin@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Amel] Leaky grounding plate on older Maramu
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, December 10, 2010, 9:38 PM







 









Hauled out in Mexico at the moment with what seems to be a leak coming from the grounding plate on the skeg. My guess is some water is getting in behind the bolt heads and the rest from around the edge. We've removed all the filler around the edges and will redo. Not sure if we can do much with the bolts. Seems like we'll just snap the bolt head if we force it. We ground a bit on the other side and can see the other end of the bolts bedded in epoxy.



Anybody else had this issue? Ideas?



Also a general question about the grounding plate. Our boat is no longer bonded so the plate is not hooked up to anything. Has anyone used it as part of a backplane for SSB/HF?



Regards,

Dave Benjamin

S/V Exit Strategy

Maramu #29