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Goiot Hatch Handles

sy_baracca
 

Thank you to all who replied to my request for information on Goiot
hatch handles. I have now purchased 4 sets from Budget Marine in
St.Maarten. Their pricing seemed very reasonable, I was able to order
them online and most importantly for me, they were happy to courier
them to New Zealand.

Maurice & Heather
Baracca
Amel Santorin #41


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Kenwood EU 340 washing machine SM 140 Sula

leonorebt@...
 

Hello Graham,
Had the same problem on SM72. Found Haier works perfectly well in the space I had. Model HLP21E. Needs 120V but I wired that to my new microwave and just pluged in the Haier. Could be purchased thru Walmart on the internet, not in the stores. Or in an outlet in NJ. Just search Haier.

Bill Rahmig on Leonore of Sark.

----- Original Message -----
From: Graham Boyd
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/27/2007 12:49:52 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Kenwood EU 340 washing machine SM 140 Sula



The Kenwood washing machine in my SM no 140 "SULA" has finally given
up. I am having great difficulty finding another one that fits the
space on the boat. Does anyone have a "left over" EU 340 machine
available for purchase? If not do you have any other suggestions of
models that people have fitted to SM's of my vintage.

Graham G Boyd
SM 140 Sula


Kenwood EU 340 washing machine SM 140 Sula

Graham Boyd
 

The Kenwood washing machine in my SM no 140 "SULA" has finally given
up. I am having great difficulty finding another one that fits the
space on the boat. Does anyone have a "left over" EU 340 machine
available for purchase? If not do you have any other suggestions of
models that people have fitted to SM's of my vintage.

Graham G Boyd
SM 140 Sula


[Amel Yacht Owners] Antifouling--Coppercoat and greetings from the ARC

Frank Newton <bootlegger@...>
 

Horst - great to hear from you. We are now coming toward the end of Day
two of the ARC Transatlantic crossing along with three other SM2000's
(Abora & Eutikia) and two Amel 54's.
Needless to say we have a wager with the others for the best performing
Amel complete with winning Amel Entry trophy being presented by
Bootlegger at the prizegiving in St Lucia.

Trust you are well; that Coppercoat is impressive stuff.

Best regards,

Frank Newton
Bootlegger of Mann ( # 321 )
26 08N 17 24W


Antifouling--Coppercoat

Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

I have seen that several members are interested in Coppercoat.

I have met 2 Nauticats, in the Ionian, one with 6, one with 5 year old Coppercoat and was impressed by the results.

Both owners mentioned that it is very important to apply the resin as thinly as possible - NEVER use the normal rollers, use the small ones (roughly thumb size). Best applied with 4 people, 1 constantly stirring, 3 applying, very thinly, to avoid any runs. And, don't be dismayed after the first coat, it is supposed to look transparent; also it gets better with the second coat. After the 4 recommended coats, all applied within a few hours (don't even think to delay to next day), use any surplus near the waterline. (Don't keep it, the shelf life is not that brilliant).

I'll use the product as soon as I can have my boat slurry blasted, removing the old stuff with sanders etc. has taken one owner a full week (of very dirty work).

Horst

Puddleduck



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[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: roller furling rivets

Craig Briggs
 

Robin may have a good idea about using stronger monel rivets - I'd add
just a note of caution that the original aluminum ones may have been
selected purposely by Amel such that in the event of a malfunction they
would break sacrificially before ripping the metal of the roller
extrusion. I don't know that for a fact, but it's plausible.

Also, while Monel itself is corrosion resistant, I don't know if there
would be an issue with it being in close contact with aluminium.

Perhaps the most conservative approach would be to stick with the
material Amel originally used - my Aluminum replacements are 5 years
old and are in perfect condition (I now inspect them regularly!!)

Cheers,
Craig


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

Hatch handles are available from " Precourt" in Montreal. Call 418-286-2296 and ask for David. Murray seidel Wilmington, N.C. SM #349

----- Original Message -----
From: afpellegrini@aol.com
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles


I had the same problem with Goiot hatch handles breaking.
I bought replacement handles from Amel and I bought some at a chandlery in
Barcelona.

I emailed Goiot with no response. I do not believe that the aluminum handles
are available any longer.
Regards,

Voyageur SM # 373

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

I have had 3 handles break on SM #349. "Precourt" in Montreal can get them easily for you. Call 418-286-2296 and ask for David. Tell him that Murray Seidel in Wilmington, N.C. refered you.----- Original Message -----
From: sy_baracca
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:02 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles


Several of the GOIOT hatch handles on our Santorin SN#41 need
replacing. Several have actually broken and been repaired by the
previous owner. Does any one in the group know where these can be
purchased seperately (most suppliers seem to only offer complete
hatches). I have sent an email to GOIOT but have so far received no
response. I see from their web site that they also offer aluminium
handles. Has any one seen or tried these?


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: roller furling rivets

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

You might think about using "monel" rivets as they are much stronger than ali.

Robin.
Belouga - Santorin 004.

Craig & Katherine <sangaris@aol.com> wrote:
James,
My vague recollection is also ¼ X ¾ ,but I'm not quite sure either -
suggest you just measure the depth by inserting a thin wire with a
short 90° bend on the end, hook the inside surface, mark the outside,
remove and measure. The rivit, of course, need to be about ¼ longer for
swaging. For diameter try inserting a ¼ bolt (or whatever works) and
see if you get a nice, fairly snug fit.
Craig






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Re: roller furling rivets

Craig Briggs
 

James,
My vague recollection is also ¼ X ¾ ,but I'm not quite sure either -
suggest you just measure the depth by inserting a thin wire with a
short 90° bend on the end, hook the inside surface, mark the outside,
remove and measure. The rivit, of course, need to be about ¼ longer for
swaging. For diameter try inserting a ¼ bolt (or whatever works) and
see if you get a nice, fairly snug fit.
Craig


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Close encounters with whales

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We bumped a sleeping whale one night in the Gulf of
Maine in our old Maramu with no damage other then to
fright of it....
--- acoupleofsailors <acoupleofsailors@yahoo.com>
wrote:

Anyone else have these types of close encounters
with whales?

http://yachtpals.com/node/506

Our buddies are in Baja, and just had whales
scraping against their
hull!!!

-Kim
http://yachtpals.com/cordelie


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

you can also get them from Amel. They stock them.
When our first one went we bought 5 sets as the rest
will at some point fail as well.
Regards
Richard SM 209
--- eric <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

They are in stock in Guadeloupe and budget marine
throughout the Caribbean.
I bought a few 2 days ago.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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Of sy_baracca
Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 11:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Goiot Hatch handles



Several of the GOIOT hatch handles on our Santorin
SN#41 need
replacing. Several have actually broken and been
repaired by the
previous owner. Does any one in the group know where
these can be
purchased seperately (most suppliers seem to only
offer complete
hatches). I have sent an email to GOIOT but have so
far received no
response. I see from their web site that they also
offer aluminium
handles. Has any one seen or tried these?





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

liebling207 <liebling207@...>
 

Bill,
Thanks so much for your helpful reply, I will be replacing the
rivits this week.

James SM #207


--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "" <leonorebt@...> wrote:

Hello James,
The old rivits drop to the bottom of the unit so not a problem.
the new rivits should be 1/4" wide by 1/2" deep. The shaft that
sets the rivit is 2" long and the shaft itself is .15" in diameter
so you need a hefty rivit gun to set them, not an ordinary hardware
store unit. Hope this helps.

Bill Rahmig, Leonore of Sark SM72


----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/24/2007 5:13:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello Bill R and other helpful readers,

Thank you for your reply regarding the alumninum rivits in the jib
furler. All of my pins have sheared off but I beleinve the holes
in
the jib tube and outer ring are still in good condition. I would
like to only replace the alluminum rivits with new ones and have a
few questions.
1. Do you know if I have to remove the broken half of the rivits
from inside the assembly or can I just push them aside when I
install the new rivits.
2. If I have to remove the the broken rivits from the inside of
the
assembly how can this be done?
3. I have one rivit in my spare parts bag that is 2 inches long.
Is
that the size rivit to be used in this location?

Thank you for any insights.
James DeSalvo, SM#207

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "" <leonorebt@> wrote:

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil
holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all
the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the
fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful
not
to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new
rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to
handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72


----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller
furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off
with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience
with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

leonorebt@...
 

James, I just found other rivits in my stash with a 3/4" shaft vs the 1/2" shaft and I do not recall which I used. Sorry.

Bill R

----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/24/2007 5:13:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello Bill R and other helpful readers,

Thank you for your reply regarding the alumninum rivits in the jib
furler. All of my pins have sheared off but I beleinve the holes in
the jib tube and outer ring are still in good condition. I would
like to only replace the alluminum rivits with new ones and have a
few questions.
1. Do you know if I have to remove the broken half of the rivits
from inside the assembly or can I just push them aside when I
install the new rivits.
2. If I have to remove the the broken rivits from the inside of the
assembly how can this be done?
3. I have one rivit in my spare parts bag that is 2 inches long. Is
that the size rivit to be used in this location?

Thank you for any insights.
James DeSalvo, SM#207

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "" <leonorebt@...> wrote:

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil
holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all
the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the
fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful not
to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new
rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to
handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72


----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller
furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off
with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

leonorebt@...
 

Hello James,
The old rivits drop to the bottom of the unit so not a problem. the new rivits should be 1/4" wide by 1/2" deep. The shaft that sets the rivit is 2" long and the shaft itself is .15" in diameter so you need a hefty rivit gun to set them, not an ordinary hardware store unit. Hope this helps.

Bill Rahmig, Leonore of Sark SM72

----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/24/2007 5:13:55 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello Bill R and other helpful readers,

Thank you for your reply regarding the alumninum rivits in the jib
furler. All of my pins have sheared off but I beleinve the holes in
the jib tube and outer ring are still in good condition. I would
like to only replace the alluminum rivits with new ones and have a
few questions.
1. Do you know if I have to remove the broken half of the rivits
from inside the assembly or can I just push them aside when I
install the new rivits.
2. If I have to remove the the broken rivits from the inside of the
assembly how can this be done?
3. I have one rivit in my spare parts bag that is 2 inches long. Is
that the size rivit to be used in this location?

Thank you for any insights.
James DeSalvo, SM#207

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "" <leonorebt@...> wrote:

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil
holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all
the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the
fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful not
to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new
rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to
handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72


----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller
furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off
with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling






Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

liebling207 <liebling207@...>
 

Hello Bill R and other helpful readers,

Thank you for your reply regarding the alumninum rivits in the jib
furler. All of my pins have sheared off but I beleinve the holes in
the jib tube and outer ring are still in good condition. I would
like to only replace the alluminum rivits with new ones and have a
few questions.
1. Do you know if I have to remove the broken half of the rivits
from inside the assembly or can I just push them aside when I
install the new rivits.
2. If I have to remove the the broken rivits from the inside of the
assembly how can this be done?
3. I have one rivit in my spare parts bag that is 2 inches long. Is
that the size rivit to be used in this location?

Thank you for any insights.
James DeSalvo, SM#207

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "" <leonorebt@...> wrote:

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil
holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all
the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the
fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful not
to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new
rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to
handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72


----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller
furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off
with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling




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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries

Steve Leeds
 

Michael,

I cannot address the changes for a Super Maramu, as I have a Sharki.
However, I've been using Trojan T-105's since the mid 90's and would not buy
anything else. Excellent quality, price and endurance. I'm sold on
the idea of batteries that can be topped off with water (distilled only) as
opposed to "maintenance free" batteries which seem to have a very
limited lifetime in live-aboard service. I have purchased them all over
the world (including from a golf course in American Samoa!). The
old "rule of thumb" said to replace batteries over three years old
before crossing an ocean, which I always have done, whether they needed it or
not. My current set was purchased in Darwin, Australia in August 2002 and
is doing just fine.



Steve Leeds
MACCABEE, Sharki #121

Circumnavigator's Yacht Service, Fort Lauderdale

http://bellsouthpwp2.net/l/e/leedss/

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From: michael grunstein <mgrunstein2002@yahoo.com>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2007 6:11:27 AM

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries








Some owners switched
to deep cycle golf cart

batteries. Can anyone comment on the 6V vs. 12V

choice, and is the Trojan T-105 a good choice.Also

please describe the layout in the compartment and the

carpentry change due to the batteries height dimension

and the cables connection scheme.



Michael Grunstein, SM2000 #345








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets

leonorebt@...
 

Hello James,
I have had the same problem several times and finally the foil holes were worn enough to warrant further action so I removed all the rivits and used the gib halyard to lift the foil out of the fixture and cut off about 1/2 inch from the bottom being careful not to damage the forestay. Then drilled new holes in the foil for new rivits and that has worked well. But you need a large rivit gun to handle the large rivits.

Good luck, Bill Rahmig Leonore of Sark SM72

----- Original Message -----
From: liebling207
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: 11/23/2007 3:04:17 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] roller furling rivets


Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling


Re: roller furling rivets

Craig Briggs
 

James,
For us this was a very simple do-it-yourself fix with off-the-shelf
Aluminium "pop-rivets". Carefully drill out the old ones, buy the
correct size replacements and Bob's your uncle. Btw, do get to it
before the rest of them fail, lest you not be able to furl the genny.
Cheers,
Craig , Santorin #68


Re: roller furling rivets

Naegels Patrick <naegels@...>
 

Hi James,

it's a problem well known by Amel. You have to replace these rivets by
others supplied by Amel.

Maybe ask to Joel Potter.

Patrick - SM 2000 Caramel (#329)

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--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "liebling207" <liebling207@...>
wrote:

Hello
We own a Super Maramu #207 and have a problem with the roller furling
rivets on the jib. There are ten of them and 7 have sheared off with
3 in a state of disrepair. Have any of you have any expience with
them. We can't seem to find any documentation with the notebooks
that
came with the boat. Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks
James DeSalvo
S/V Liebling