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Rub rail and zinc supplier for amel mango 53

sunnysansandy <sunnysansandy@...>
 

I encountered Hurricane Wilma and suffered damage to my rub rail. Does
anybody know of the supplier for the original rubrail or a better
alternative. I also need zincs for the rudder and the bow thrusters.
Again any supply information would be welcome. I'm in the Fort
Lauderdale, Florida region at the moment. Thanks Sandy


Rub rail and zinc supplier for amel mango 53

sunnysansandy <sunnysansandy@...>
 

I encountered Hurricane Wilma and suffered damage to my rub rail. Does
anybody know of the supplier for the original rubrail or a better
alternative. I also need zincs for the rudder and the bow thrusters.
Again any supply information would be welcome. I'm in the Fort
Lauderdale, Florida region at the moment. Thanks Sandy


espar heater

eric freedman
 

has anyone installed an espar heater on their SM.
i would love to chat.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376


1990 Santorin and B&G Hydra 330

Judy Rouse <judyrouse@...>
 

Not sure about the Hydra 330 FFD; definitely can be done from a Hydra 2000.
Have you read message #155 for the technical info provided by B&G tech
support regarding how to get the NMEA signal out of a Hydra FFD? That
question related to connecting B&G Hydra-GPS-Autopilot.

Partial clip from message #155:
"B & G technical support: DO NOT ATTEMPT
TO USE THE NMEA INPUT OUTPUT terminals on the Hydra
processor (i.e. the B & G computer) Instead the NMEA
connections must be made through a NMEA FFD on HYDRA
systems.

B & G tech support states: The solution will be to
locate your NMEA FFD, and connect the wires from your
Raytheon as follows:

Raytheon NMEA Output (+) Brown
NMEA Output (-) Blue
NMEA FFD NMEA Input (+) Violet
NMEA Input (-) Black

The wire shield is grounded by connecting to the other
grounds at the hydra processor. The above wires
are from the cable coming from the Hydra 2000
display. You will find that they are capped. Just pigtail
them together as indicated."


I don't have the pin schematic on hand for the serial connections; left that
info on the boat. We did these connections from our Hydra 2000 to Maxsea on
laptop. Works great. Don't know if it will work for an older model like
the 330; but since it is labeled as FFD, it might.

Best,

Judy

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath away."

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of galacsea2000
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 5:53 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] 1990 Santorin and B&G Hydra 330

Does any one know if it s possible to get an NMEA signal out of an
Hydra 330 FFD or its calculator, both dating back to 1989-90. Thanks


1990 Santorin and B&G Hydra 330

galacsea2000 <no_reply@...>
 

Does any one know if it s possible to get an NMEA signal out of an
Hydra 330 FFD or its calculator, both dating back to 1989-90. Thanks


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] 1990 Santorin and B&G Hydra 330

dlm48@...
 

In a message dated 24/11/2005 00:14:11 GMT Standard Time,
no_reply@... writes:

Does any one know if it s possible to get an NMEA signal out of an
Hydra 330 FFD or its calculator, both dating back to 1989-90. Thanks



i THINK you need an add on box :-(

regards

David


photos

eric freedman
 

does anyone have factory photos or photos of their engine room with a
yanmar?
i am also looking for more photos of an espar heater installation.
fair winds.
eric
sm #376


New Photos Kirk # 81

achimschroeder2005 <Achimschro@...>
 

Hi,

for all of you who are interested in the early Amel boats. There are
now some pictures in the Photo section of Kirk # 81 built in 1972 and
still a very nice and fast boat.

Regards
Achim Schroeder
Hamburg, Germany


Passage Help on Amel SM 2000

Bill <junk@...>
 

I've been following this message board for some time. I'm having a difficult time deciding between a well found catamaran and a well found mono hull such as the Amel SM 2000 or Amel 54 which is my favorite. I recently sailed a 56" Fountain-Pajot cat on a 1500 nm passage from MD to BVI and believe I understand their motion and other characteristics. I would like to sail on an Amel SMM in a similar way to compare and make my decision. If any one is in need of help on a passage please contact me. I'm a professional business owner with sailing experience. More info on request.

Bill Tarallo

John McDougall wrote:

I have an Amel 54 on order and my SM2000, "Silver Cloud" no 330, launched May 2001 with Yanmar engine specification, is for sale. This is a very lightly used French Med boat in excellent condition. For sale direct at a very attractive price with free berthing in Antibes till Apr 2006 if required. Please email if interested.
John McDougall






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Maintenance and brushing up

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

Hello Ian and Judy,
Thanks for the info. We did serious damage to our anchor winch last
year as I had failed to grease the cones and as it is our practice
to drop the anchor quickly sometimes by releasing it and then
stopping it with the clutch the dry cones grabbed and stopped the
chainto a full stop whilst it was running out at speed thus severely
damaging the keys and one of the cones.
the autopilot motor is probably the hardest working one on the boat
and on our last boat it failed after about 40,000 miles (I think).
The cause was that brush wear had filled the motor casing with
carbon dust.It took some time to get new brushes sent to Fiji.
We also had problems with the drive unit after about 15,000 miles as
the drive gears on the epicyclic clutch were made of some plastic or
nylon which wore out. A replacement set cost £12.50 but brass ones
were priced at £125. Autohelm(now Raytheon) assured me (circa 1995)
that brass was only necessary for boats over 65feet long! I bought
three sets of plastic as spares and was very popular with a couple
of owners in the South Pacific when I sold them on. Olivier has
assured me that Amel use the brass ones but whether this was always
the case I do not know.

All the best, John


Re: California sales tax exemption

dkhackney
 

Peter,

To my understanding, you are correct. You can learn the details from:

Cris John Wenthur, LL.M.
Wenthur & Chachas LLP
4180 La Jolla Village Dr., Suite 500
La Jolla, California 92037
(858) 457-3800 - Tel
(858) 457-3691 - Fax
(619) 276-4506 Home Fax & Emergency Tel
Email: cris@...

Cris can email you a PDF overview of the sales tax law for CA.

Cris is a maritime attorney I was referred to by a yacht broker here
in San Diego.

The short version is you can take delivery offshore. There are
resulting limits on how many hours you can use the boat in CA waters
during the first year for purposes other than initial
repair/refitting/commissioning. It's a big issue out here because they
recently changed the time the boat needed to be out of the state to
pay no sales tax from 90 days to one year.

It is my understanding that in order to keep the boat there, many
states will require you to pay their local sales tax or the difference
between the local sales tax and the sales tax you paid at the time of
the purchase of the boat.

Sales tax rates for boats vary widely by state. I have been told that
NC has a maximum of $1,500 sales tax on boats.

In addition, some states, including CA, charge you property tax on the
boat if it is kept there.

I think it is a good idea to work with a local CA maritime attorney if
you are going to do an offshore delivery here to ensure you are doing
things properly.

I am not an attorney, so please do not consider any of this
information authoritative or definitive.

be well,
Doug




--- In amelyachtowners@..., "pjppappas" <pjppappas@y...>
wrote:

I am a non California resident who is seeking to purchase an Amel
which is based in California. I have been advised that if I purchase
and take possession of the vessel outside of 3miles, and that my
intentional use is to take the vessel out of the state of
California;
then I would be eligible for sales tax exemption. Does anyone have
any first hand knowledge of this or better yet can anyone refer me
to
a California Maritime or Sales Tax Attorney. Thank you Peter Pappas


California sales tax exemption

pjppappas <pjppappas@...>
 

I am a non California resident who is seeking to purchase an Amel
which is based in California. I have been advised that if I purchase
and take possession of the vessel outside of 3miles, and that my
intentional use is to take the vessel out of the state of California;
then I would be eligible for sales tax exemption. Does anyone have
any first hand knowledge of this or better yet can anyone refer me to
a California Maritime or Sales Tax Attorney. Thank you Peter Pappas


Maintenance, a couple of experiences

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Our SM is 5 and a half years old and has sailed about 25,000 miles and been lived aboard on and off for about 3 years. Today I checked the brushes on the motors on the genoa, Lofrans, boom and mast. Removing the covers was straightforward, though the boom and mast motor covers took a bit of pulling to break the silicone seal. There was no evidence of water ingress. The motors all looked as though they had been fitted yesterday.There was virtually no wear on any of the brushes ( about 2 millimeters on the genoa.)
The only brushes I have replaced so far have been on the freshwater pump.
On the Lofrans Olivier Beaute had advised me to remove the inner cone to check the key.( I have always greased the outer cone but not removed the inner cone before ). When I came to check it the key way on the inner cone had a small fracture which had prompted the key to twist in its slot, thankfully without damage to the shaft. It just made it very difficult to get the inner cone off.Lofrans have an excellent web site where you can download an exploded plan of the Tigres and a parts list ; thankfully the boat is still ashore , as the prospect of sailing without an anchor winch is not an appealing one.
Fair winds, Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini and full cover

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks, John. Interesting about the vinyl covers on the windows. Trust the hip is now behaving and that your usual sailing activityis resumed.Cheers, Ian

From: "John and Anne on Bali Hai" <hollamby@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini and full cover
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005 16:01:03 -0000

Hello Ian and Judy,
I did not have the full cover. When I got the boat I had Amel put two
windows in the bimini, both about 50 cms wide, in the front and middle
panels over the helmsmans seat so that I could see the telltales that
I had fixed to the luff of the genoa ( the lowest ones being low
enough down the luff to be visible through the vinyl windows) together
with telltales sewn on to the leach of the main and camber stripes on
both sails so that I can check halyard tension by looking up through
the windows. We also made some suncovers which were secured to the
clips for the bimini cover and elastics with hooks on them to hold the
covers to the back rail of the bimini. these covers we used to stop
the helmsman being roasted in the midday sun. They were made out of
that cheap plastic mesh used to screen plants etc. from wind and sun.
It worked very well except that we did not keep the windows covered
99% of the time so that after three years the vinyl became opaque
though U.V.
I had these windows replaced in 2004 in Croatia by an upholsterer who
was grossly incompetent and made a terrible job of it. By this time
the bimini still worked very well but was suffering from staining from
the Sahara dust which comes up from Libya on southerlies so I ordered
the new set from Amel.
We have hardly used the boat this year as I had a hip replacement in
June after fracturing the top of the femur in early May and so the old
bimini is still in use.
On reading your message I have been to the boat and opened the box to
look at the new one. The box contains new sidescreens and bimini cover
and of course the bimini. I had specified windows as before but
unfortunately they have put the two windows one either side of the
centre line which means I will have to have the front window inserted
by a local sailmaker so that it is easy to see the genny telltales
without having to lean right forward to look through the windscreen.
Although I have not fitted it I have no doubt that it will be a
perfect fit.
It is better than the last one as the short seams above the front bar
is now welded or glued istead of being sewn and so will not be a leaky
dirt trap. A big bonus to the windows is that they are covered by
white vinyl which is secured at the front and sides with velcro and
thus can be rolled back and held in place with velcro strips.
It seems that there is more wind in South America than Malta !!

Regards, John







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Weatherdock

tonic102004 <paebersold@...>
 

Dear all
I am considering buying an Weatherdock SR1 system.
Is anybody from the Amel comunity using this PC-based Watherdock
system? If so, how does it work, how is the quality of the reception of
weatherforecasts, Navtex and other maritime informations in the
different aeares such as MED,atlantic,caribean see, pacific etc...? Is
this a good solution that can replace Navtex systems and other weather
and martime info systems?
Thanks for any feedback.
Paul SM227


Bimini and full cover

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

Hello Ian and Judy,
I did not have the full cover. When I got the boat I had Amel put two
windows in the bimini, both about 50 cms wide, in the front and middle
panels over the helmsmans seat so that I could see the telltales that
I had fixed to the luff of the genoa ( the lowest ones being low
enough down the luff to be visible through the vinyl windows) together
with telltales sewn on to the leach of the main and camber stripes on
both sails so that I can check halyard tension by looking up through
the windows. We also made some suncovers which were secured to the
clips for the bimini cover and elastics with hooks on them to hold the
covers to the back rail of the bimini. these covers we used to stop
the helmsman being roasted in the midday sun. They were made out of
that cheap plastic mesh used to screen plants etc. from wind and sun.
It worked very well except that we did not keep the windows covered
99% of the time so that after three years the vinyl became opaque
though U.V.
I had these windows replaced in 2004 in Croatia by an upholsterer who
was grossly incompetent and made a terrible job of it. By this time
the bimini still worked very well but was suffering from staining from
the Sahara dust which comes up from Libya on southerlies so I ordered
the new set from Amel.
We have hardly used the boat this year as I had a hip replacement in
June after fracturing the top of the femur in early May and so the old
bimini is still in use.
On reading your message I have been to the boat and opened the box to
look at the new one. The box contains new sidescreens and bimini cover
and of course the bimini. I had specified windows as before but
unfortunately they have put the two windows one either side of the
centre line which means I will have to have the front window inserted
by a local sailmaker so that it is easy to see the genny telltales
without having to lean right forward to look through the windscreen.
Although I have not fitted it I have no doubt that it will be a
perfect fit.
It is better than the last one as the short seams above the front bar
is now welded or glued istead of being sewn and so will not be a leaky
dirt trap. A big bonus to the windows is that they are covered by
white vinyl which is secured at the front and sides with velcro and
thus can be rolled back and held in place with velcro strips.
It seems that there is more wind in South America than Malta !!

Regards, John


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Full cover and HF Radio

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

hi John, As a matter of interest why did you replace your bimini? And did the replacement fit ok? I think our SMs are about the same age ( June 2000). We replaced our side windows a year ago and are wondering how much longer our bimini will last. It looks fairly worn now but is still wind and weather proof .we leave it in place all the time. It recently survived Uruguays biggest blow since 1944.. a day long storm which peaked at 197 kph.I agree with you about Amels replacement price which I thought quite reasonable but we are in the wrong part of the world.
Has anyone else any experience as to how long the bimini might last?
Ian and Judy Jenkins, Pen Azen, Piriapolis.

From: "John and Anne on Bali Hai" <hollamby@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Full cover and HF Radio
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 15:27:46 -0000

Hi there,
For what it is worth I bought a new bimini and side curtains from Amel
fot substantially less than the price I was quoted in Malta. This may
be because a local supplier has to make templates etc and probably
alter the finished product if they get it wrong. Amel sent the covers
overland to my UK address cheaply and very quickly.
On the radio question enter HF Radio and Ham Radio in the search box
at the bottom of this page to see previous comments.
Note that since first using the search facility I realise that ifyour
message is on two points they should both be included in the subject
space above to facilitate a search in the future.

Regards, John








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Full cover and HF Radio

John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
 

Hi there,
For what it is worth I bought a new bimini and side curtains from Amel
fot substantially less than the price I was quoted in Malta. This may
be because a local supplier has to make templates etc and probably
alter the finished product if they get it wrong. Amel sent the covers
overland to my UK address cheaply and very quickly.
On the radio question enter HF Radio and Ham Radio in the search box
at the bottom of this page to see previous comments.
Note that since first using the search facility I realise that ifyour
message is on two points they should both be included in the subject
space above to facilitate a search in the future.

Regards, John


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] full-cover

svmalaika@...
 

Giovanni,

I have received some instructions on how to post photos. I'll try in the next
few days and let you know.

The full cover zips onto the back of the folding dodger and extends aft to
two stainless rods that attach to an eye under the mizzen boom and extend out to
the top shroud. You should see a stainless sleeve on the shroud at about the
height of the mizzen boom where the rod sits. Then the cover extends downward,
sloping aft to a stainless rod that is placed under the aft deck rails. It is
easy to install, very secure (held up in over 60 knots of wind) and you could
sail with it up if necessary.

Regarding the SSB, I have a Furuno FS-1562-15 that was installed by AMEL. It
works very well, but if I did it again I might consider an ICOM. The whip
antenna, also installed by AMEL, is at the starboard aft corner of the deck,
immediately over the antenna tuner which is mounted in the lazarette locker. The
antenna is mounted on a deck fitting and held by a bracket outside the aft rail.
This allows it to be lowered if necessary.

Ciao,

Charlie
S/V MALAIKA II
Barcelona, SPAIN


full-cover

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi Charlie,

first thank you a lot for the informations.
About the full-cover I'll ask Amel the design ( if available); in the
meanwhile is it possible to have some photo ? Over all concerning
details about how it is attached to the sides and to the after deck and
how is the steel structure in side.
About hf radio the main problem is the whip antenna and how and where
to fix it to the deck on SM stern. Which brand do you have?
Any suggestion will be very appreciated.
All the best,
Giovanni Testa
EUTIKIA # 428