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Re: [Amel] Floor locker latches

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Danny, I wouldn't worry too much about securing those floor hatches if I were you. It would take one hell of a storm with hugh waves to turn a SM completely upside down (a 360 degree roll) I don't know of any boat in all the years of the Caribbean 1500 that has ever been completely rolled over. I just finished circumnavigating South America and I didn't secure the hatches. Just my opinion
John "Moon Dog" SM 248


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: simms@xtra.co.nz
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:40:05 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Floor locker latches





Hi All
We are going offshore and want to secure the floor lockers. We have seen two types of latch, one that requires a fairly large hole to be cut in the lid to fit it, the other screws flat on the surface. Same type of operation, but easier to fit. Any suggestions where we can get these. We are in Hampton Virginia departing in the Carib 1500 on the 2nd Nov
Danny and Yvonne SM 299 Ocean Pearl









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Re: [Amel] Floor locker latches

David Mackintosh <dlm48@...>
 

easily found

http://www.pyiinc.com./index.php?section=panel_anchor&action=main&sn=2

regards

David

2009/10/28 Bob Linley <bob@bourlet.com>



Danny

Last year when we did the Carib 1500 the safety inspectors were all over us
about the floor lockers. I tried putting one in the 1st locker and although
I have reasonable carpentry skills it was an abortion. I abandoned the idea
after talking to another Amel in the Rally (Jorge on Excalibur)and we
decided that if a storm was heading our way we would put in a few discrete
screws.

Sorry I could not join all the Amels in this year's Rally, it would have
been a great sight. I will be keeping tabs on the internet. Our plans are
now for the Med in June.

Good luck and good cruising.

Bob

s/v Minaxi SM6

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Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Floor locker latches

Hi All
We are going offshore and want to secure the floor lockers. We have seen
two
types of latch, one that requires a fairly large hole to be cut in the lid
to fit it, the other screws flat on the surface. Same type of operation,
but
easier to fit. Any suggestions where we can get these. We are in Hampton
Virginia departing in the Carib 1500 on the 2nd Nov
Danny and Yvonne SM 299 Ocean Pearl






Re: Suggestion on Super Maramu

Miles Bidwell <mbidwell@...>
 

Last year my wife and I sailed our Super Maramu back to the US from Europe
after spending 8 years in the Med. The Amel has a very powerful bow
thruster and we had no difficulty maneuvering in ports. With the bow
thruster one can drive the boat like a car, but unlike a car, one can move
sideways by using the rudder and bow thruster together. In a cross wind in
port, the Amels appeared to maneuver better than most other boats of any
size.



Cheers,

Miles

LADYBUG (sm 216)


Re: [Amel] Floor locker latches

minaxi53
 

Danny

Last year when we did the Carib 1500 the safety inspectors were all over us
about the floor lockers. I tried putting one in the 1st locker and although
I have reasonable carpentry skills it was an abortion. I abandoned the idea
after talking to another Amel in the Rally (Jorge on Excalibur)and we
decided that if a storm was heading our way we would put in a few discrete
screws.

Sorry I could not join all the Amels in this year's Rally, it would have
been a great sight. I will be keeping tabs on the internet. Our plans are
now for the Med in June.

Good luck and good cruising.

Bob

s/v Minaxi SM6



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of simms@xtra.co.nz
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 8:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Floor locker latches





Hi All
We are going offshore and want to secure the floor lockers. We have seen two
types of latch, one that requires a fairly large hole to be cut in the lid
to fit it, the other screws flat on the surface. Same type of operation, but
easier to fit. Any suggestions where we can get these. We are in Hampton
Virginia departing in the Carib 1500 on the 2nd Nov
Danny and Yvonne SM 299 Ocean Pearl


Floor locker latches

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi All
We are going offshore and want to secure the floor lockers. We have seen two types of latch, one that requires a fairly large hole to be cut in the lid to fit it, the other screws flat on the surface. Same type of operation, but easier to fit. Any suggestions where we can get these. We are in Hampton Virginia departing in the Carib 1500 on the 2nd Nov
Danny and Yvonne SM 299 Ocean Pearl


[Amel] Re: Custom Rocna 40kg Anchor for SM

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

I looked at the photo of S/Y Lady Annila, #232 and noticed that #232 does not have the double bow roller that is on BeBe #387 and others. My guess is that the standard Rocna shaft will require some modification to fit in the double bow roller.

Two things:
1. The Rocna is a knock-off of the Wasi Bugel anchor. The Wasi Bugel was produced 5 years before the Rocna, even though Rocna claims that the Bugel is a copy of the Rocna. The Wasi Bugel that Amel used on Super Maramus starting with hulls in the high 300's was stainless because that is all that Wasi made. There are several EU anchor companies that have knocked-off the Bugel in galvanized steel.

2. While I was in New Zealand 4 people I know bought Rocna's. Each of them either returned or refused the anchor because the galvanizing was flaking. I assume it was just a bad manufacturing run, but if you buy, inspect it carefully.

I am prejudice and recommend the original stainless Wasi Bugel. If for some reason you choose not to buy the original stainless Wasi Bugel, then the Rocna is a good choice.

I would claim that we have never had a problem with the Bugel, but I am too superstitious to do that.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
Currently Singapore

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...> wrote:


We have a 40 kg Rocna on our SM no 232 since 3 years. It has never failed.



We didn't need to do any configuration, it fitted on the bow roller. I have placed a photo of the installation in the Photo Album. Can add more pic later to day.



Regards

Ann-Sofie

S/Y Lady Annila


Re: [Amel] Re: Custom Rocna 40kg Anchor for SM

Ann-Sofie Svanberg <kanalmamman@...>
 

We have a 40 kg Rocna on our SM no 232 since 3 years. It has never failed.



We didn't need to do any configuration, it fitted on the bow roller. I have placed a photo of the installation in the Photo Album. Can add more pic later to day.



Regards

Ann-Sofie

S/Y Lady Annila



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: svharmonie@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 04:31:12 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re: Custom Rocna 40kg Anchor for SM







On Harmonie we have a 40 kg Rocna using the special pattern provided by Suncoast Marine in Canada. We departed Lake Ontario via the St Lawrence River in 2007 and are now in Australia after two seasons in the South Pacific. We spend almost all of our time on anchor and use the Rocna almost exclusively. We have found the Rocna to be as advertised. It sets very quickly. It holds extremely well. We dragged once for a very short distance when we had a gust of about 55 knots with a 90 degree wind shift. At the time we had out about 3 to 1 scope as the anchorage was 20 meters deep. The distance we moved was about .01 mile. Then the anchor reset and held for several hours with wind up to 45 knots. We do use 3/8 (10 mm) chain. We are going to replace it with a longer one.

My only complaint is with the galvanizing. It has not held up well and needs to be redone. While in NZ, I heard comments that Rocna has started importing anchors from China for the NZ market and that there have been quality problems. I do not know if either of these comments are true. All feedback that we received from other boats using the Rocna has been positive.

Don

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi all,
I've been considering switching to a 40Kg Rocna anchor and was wondering if it would fit on the bow roller. I found this old post (2005) and wondered if anyone had looked at it since then. If you're there, Richard, I'd be interested in what you have to say now after 4 years of using the 40kg custom AmelSM Rocna. Does anyone know if the 33Kg Rocna fits, and if it's adequate for the Amel SM? The way I read their sizing chart, a 52' 15t(33000lb) vessel would use a 33KG, the next heavier boat would be a 33t(73000lb) vessel that would use a 40KG anchor. If I'm right the SM is supposed to be around 38,000 lb???
Thanks for your thoughts.
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"

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

Hello everyone and happy holidays!

On the bow of my Super Maramu has been a 60lb. CQR. I've been
investigating moving to both a heavier anchor and one of the new
generation anchor (Spade/Rocna/Bugel), but unfortunately, the 120
Spade and the 50kg Rocna have shanks that are too high
(thickness/width not an issue) so that they won't 'come home' when
pulled in the primary (enclosed) anchor roller assembly on my Super
Maramu. (I wasn't about to change or modify the well-designed
integral bow roller/anchor washdown assembly to accept these big
anchors.) Even the Rocna 40kg model wouldn't fit--according to the
mockups I made.

Good news is that Mark Pocock of Suncoast Marine, the Canadian
manufacturer of the Rocna for the N.A. markets, custom built a Rocna
40kg anchor to my shank specifications (which was given the AOK by
the inventor in NZ). The price I paid was equal to the cost of the
Rocna 50kg. I'll post a photo or two of the installed Rocna 40kg
when we get more storage in the Photos section.

Richard Tate
SM #5 "Spice"








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Re: Custom Rocna 40kg Anchor for SM

myersdon1
 

On Harmonie we have a 40 kg Rocna using the special pattern provided by Suncoast Marine in Canada. We departed Lake Ontario via the St Lawrence River in 2007 and are now in Australia after two seasons in the South Pacific. We spend almost all of our time on anchor and use the Rocna almost exclusively. We have found the Rocna to be as advertised. It sets very quickly. It holds extremely well. We dragged once for a very short distance when we had a gust of about 55 knots with a 90 degree wind shift. At the time we had out about 3 to 1 scope as the anchorage was 20 meters deep. The distance we moved was about .01 mile. Then the anchor reset and held for several hours with wind up to 45 knots. We do use 3/8 (10 mm) chain. We are going to replace it with a longer one.

My only complaint is with the galvanizing. It has not held up well and needs to be redone. While in NZ, I heard comments that Rocna has started importing anchors from China for the NZ market and that there have been quality problems. I do not know if either of these comments are true. All feedback that we received from other boats using the Rocna has been positive.

Don

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Kent Robertson" <karkauai@...> wrote:

Hi all,
I've been considering switching to a 40Kg Rocna anchor and was wondering if it would fit on the bow roller. I found this old post (2005) and wondered if anyone had looked at it since then. If you're there, Richard, I'd be interested in what you have to say now after 4 years of using the 40kg custom AmelSM Rocna. Does anyone know if the 33Kg Rocna fits, and if it's adequate for the Amel SM? The way I read their sizing chart, a 52' 15t(33000lb) vessel would use a 33KG, the next heavier boat would be a 33t(73000lb) vessel that would use a 40KG anchor. If I'm right the SM is supposed to be around 38,000 lb???
Thanks for your thoughts.
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"

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

Hello everyone and happy holidays!

On the bow of my Super Maramu has been a 60lb. CQR. I've been
investigating moving to both a heavier anchor and one of the new
generation anchor (Spade/Rocna/Bugel), but unfortunately, the 120
Spade and the 50kg Rocna have shanks that are too high
(thickness/width not an issue) so that they won't 'come home' when
pulled in the primary (enclosed) anchor roller assembly on my Super
Maramu. (I wasn't about to change or modify the well-designed
integral bow roller/anchor washdown assembly to accept these big
anchors.) Even the Rocna 40kg model wouldn't fit--according to the
mockups I made.

Good news is that Mark Pocock of Suncoast Marine, the Canadian
manufacturer of the Rocna for the N.A. markets, custom built a Rocna
40kg anchor to my shank specifications (which was given the AOK by
the inventor in NZ). The price I paid was equal to the cost of the
Rocna 50kg. I'll post a photo or two of the installed Rocna 40kg
when we get more storage in the Photos section.

Richard Tate
SM #5 "Spice"


Re: Custom Rocna 40kg Anchor for SM

karkauai
 

Hi all,
I've been considering switching to a 40Kg Rocna anchor and was wondering if it would fit on the bow roller. I found this old post (2005) and wondered if anyone had looked at it since then. If you're there, Richard, I'd be interested in what you have to say now after 4 years of using the 40kg custom AmelSM Rocna. Does anyone know if the 33Kg Rocna fits, and if it's adequate for the Amel SM? The way I read their sizing chart, a 52' 15t(33000lb) vessel would use a 33KG, the next heavier boat would be a 33t(73000lb) vessel that would use a 40KG anchor. If I'm right the SM is supposed to be around 38,000 lb???
Thanks for your thoughts.
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"

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

Hello everyone and happy holidays!

On the bow of my Super Maramu has been a 60lb. CQR. I've been
investigating moving to both a heavier anchor and one of the new
generation anchor (Spade/Rocna/Bugel), but unfortunately, the 120
Spade and the 50kg Rocna have shanks that are too high
(thickness/width not an issue) so that they won't 'come home' when
pulled in the primary (enclosed) anchor roller assembly on my Super
Maramu. (I wasn't about to change or modify the well-designed
integral bow roller/anchor washdown assembly to accept these big
anchors.) Even the Rocna 40kg model wouldn't fit--according to the
mockups I made.

Good news is that Mark Pocock of Suncoast Marine, the Canadian
manufacturer of the Rocna for the N.A. markets, custom built a Rocna
40kg anchor to my shank specifications (which was given the AOK by
the inventor in NZ). The price I paid was equal to the cost of the
Rocna 50kg. I'll post a photo or two of the installed Rocna 40kg
when we get more storage in the Photos section.

Richard Tate
SM #5 "Spice"


Re: [Amel] Outhaul Cars Main and Mizzen

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

Re outhaul car on Mizzen. If you have too much load on the mizzen, especially if furled, by the sheet, The base of the car gripping the track will spread and that's the end of it.You will be shocked by the replacement cost. So be careful with it.You will be given a track extension to slide a new one on. Don't lose it. Or you lose all the bearings. Murray seidel sm349 P.S. Underwood Riggers in Ft. Lauderdale can fix many of these.

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From: svbebe
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 8:37 PM
Subject: [Amel] Outhaul Cars Main and Mizzen


All,

Our outhaul car on the mizzen recently failed. The shackle cracked and broke that secures the outhaul line and sail to the car. When I inspected the shackle on the main outhaul, I found it cracked. You may want to check yours.

It appears that the Mizzen outhaul car has to be removed to replace the shackle because the top of the car must be removed to allow the shackle-retaining pin to be removed. The car halves are secured with 4 bolts and nuts. I assume that as soon as I separate the halves that I will have bearings falling everywhere. I now wish that I had a small pieces of track to enable removal of the various cars. Also, I noticed on Anatal's website that the 4100/SH (the NEW replacement for mine) allows the removal of the shackle without separating the car halves. If you have experienced this failure, any suggestions would be appreciated.

I uploaded a photo in the "Rigging" folder of "Photos" on this website. You may be able to link directly to it using this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/1650688738/pic/1901257222/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Best,

Bill
s/v Bebe SM2 #387
Currently Nongsa, Indonesia, a few miles from Singapore


Re: [Amel] Suggestion on Super Maramu

Dr. Seidel <mseidel@...>
 

Using my bow thruster, I can put Sundance sm349 into many small places. With using the rudder alone she is slow to respond at low speed. If you want maneuverability like a race car, you have to have a hull like the Beneteau 41.5 first---a huge freely hung elliptical rudder. I had one and could drive it backwards like a car. The price you pay is a very active yacht on the open ocean, hell on a auto pilot, and extraordinarily vulnerable to getting sheared off or damaged.

It is hard to have every thing in one boat. The Sm 349 is comfortable, safe, sails well, and my friends are in awe of it. Only thing I would like is a baby forestay, a wider slot for the main, and one foot decrease in mast height. There is no such thing as perfect, but this is great. Murray Seidel sm349. 910-470-1225----- Original Message -----
From: Nilo
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 9:12 AM
Subject: [Amel] Suggestion on Super Maramu


Dear Amel's Owners, I'm looking to buy a blue water cruiser to be used by myself and my wife for short time cruises in the Med while awaiting the opportunity to dedicate more time to sail. We are thinking to a second hand Najad or HR, size 43-46 but because a lot of people told us the Super Maramu can fit our needs, I would be most grateful to any experienced Super Maramu sailor for sharing experiences/comments on managing this boat in a so reduced crew. While we can easily recognize the quality of this design we are obviously mainly worried by manouvering in narrow harbours, so common in the Med. Many thanks in advance for any suggestion useful to drive our choice. Yours sincerely, Nilo


Re: [Amel] Autoprop on SM 302

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks, Joel. I had assumed that there was a good reason for the Amel red cap. Now I know! Cheers, Ian

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: jfpottercys@att.net
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:54:24 -0400
Subject: RE: [Amel] Autoprop on SM 302

Hi Ian, I was told by Mr. Carteau a long time ago that the entire drive
train, prop included, is protected by the anode system in place with the
zincs on the rudder. Mr. Carteau said that the prop would be "over-zinced"
if one were to replace the red plastic with a zinc in its place. Subsequent
discussions with naval architects and marine engineers that I hold in esteem
back up Mr. Carteau's claim, as if I should have questioned the fact.
In all seriousness, the other opinion guys also said that it "probably"
would not hurt the prop because the zinc is not very big. Probably is not my
favorite adverb and the red plastic thingy is cheaper and lasts longer too.
Last thought, of all the SM53' I resell with the AUTOPROP, when we haul them
out of the water for survey, half have the red hat, half have a zinc.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
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Re: [Amel] Autoprop on SM 302

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks, Eric. That makes sense. Cheers, Ian

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: kimberlite@optonline.net
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:00:32 -0400
Subject: RE: [Amel] Autoprop on SM 302

Ian,

I purchased an anode for the prop to replace the plastic cap.

I found that as the zinc eroded and became loose and finally one of the
areas being held by the mounting screw broke off. The zinc was flopping
around. I went back to the Plastic cap.

I had the same problem with a maxprop.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



Fair Winds

Eric





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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 1:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Autoprop on SM 302






Hi Y'all, I have just had my Autoprop bearings changed after about 2,500
hours and 7 years.I did it as a precaution. When stripped down,the bearings
were in good condition. The prop was returned with a zinc anode at the aft
end, in place of the red plastic piece fitted by Amel. Question: Why do Amel
fit the red plastic piece instead of the zinc anode? Cheers, Ian and Judy,
Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble ( but not for long...)


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Re: [Amel] Autoprop on SM 302

eric freedman
 

Ian,

I purchased an anode for the prop to replace the plastic cap.

I found that as the zinc eroded and became loose and finally one of the
areas being held by the mounting screw broke off. The zinc was flopping
around. I went back to the Plastic cap.

I had the same problem with a maxprop.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite



Fair Winds

Eric





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ian & Judy Jenkins
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 1:25 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Autoprop on SM 302






Hi Y'all, I have just had my Autoprop bearings changed after about 2,500
hours and 7 years.I did it as a precaution. When stripped down,the bearings
were in good condition. The prop was returned with a zinc anode at the aft
end, in place of the red plastic piece fitted by Amel. Question: Why do Amel
fit the red plastic piece instead of the zinc anode? Cheers, Ian and Judy,
Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble ( but not for long...)


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Re: [Amel] Leaving the watermaker for 5 months

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Eric, I do the same once we run flush the system we leave the fresh water flush water in the water maker under pressure. ( we close the valve with the high pressure pump off and the 'boats' fresh water pump running) The freezing point of water is lower when the water is under pressure..and it gets cold here in Annapolis... the heat from the battery charger and the water heater generally keep things warm in the engine room so long as keep the engine cover down...
Richard and Joan on Challenge in Annapolis. SM 209

________________________________
From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonline.net>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sun, October 25, 2009 12:57:37 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Leaving the watermaker for 5 months


Richard,

I replace the pre filters after I do the final fresh water rinse. Then one
quick flush to fill the filters.

Fair Winds

Eric

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From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 12:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Leaving the watermaker for 5 months

Eric, generally speaking if I were to leave Challenge I'd make sure I had
real good fresh water flush. But before I flush I pull out the pre-filter
and clean the filter case put in a charcoal filter and go for it.
Hope things are well in the Carib.
Richard and Joan on Challenge wintering in Annapolis.. SM 209

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From: kimberlite <kimberlite@ optonlin <mailto:kimberlite% 40optonline. net>
e.net>
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>
yahoogroups. com
Sent: Sat, October 24, 2009 9:51:53 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Leaving the watermaker for 5 months

I lost my membranes and end caps with pickling solution. I now use only
fresh water flush. The longest I leave the boat unattended in st Martin is 2
months. I believe Ian Jenkins has laid up his boat the same way in Uruguay
for the winter season.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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[mailto:amelyachtow ners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of jamietelferv32
Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2009 5:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] Leaving the watermaker for 5 months

I'm about to leave our SM on the hard for 5 months in a hot climate. There
are various posts on this site suggesting I should not use a
storage/pickling compound on the Dessalatorwatermake r as it is likely to
damage the seals and end caps but instead I should just flush the system
well with fresh water before leaving it. Has anyone experienced any problems
leaving the membranes like this?

Thanks for any thoughts.

Jamie Telfer
Bamboozle SM #388
Panama


Re: [Amel] Autoprop on SM 302

amelforme
 

Hi Ian, I was told by Mr. Carteau a long time ago that the entire drive
train, prop included, is protected by the anode system in place with the
zincs on the rudder. Mr. Carteau said that the prop would be "over-zinced"
if one were to replace the red plastic with a zinc in its place. Subsequent
discussions with naval architects and marine engineers that I hold in esteem
back up Mr. Carteau's claim, as if I should have questioned the fact.
In all seriousness, the other opinion guys also said that it "probably"
would not hurt the prop because the zinc is not very big. Probably is not my
favorite adverb and the red plastic thingy is cheaper and lasts longer too.
Last thought, of all the SM53' I resell with the AUTOPROP, when we haul them
out of the water for survey, half have the red hat, half have a zinc.

All the best,
Joel F. Potter

Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC
Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas
Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Phone: (954) 462-5869
Email: jfpottercys@att.net


Autoprop on SM 302

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hi Y'all, I have just had my Autoprop bearings changed after about 2,500 hours and 7 years.I did it as a precaution. When stripped down,the bearings were in good condition. The prop was returned with a zinc anode at the aft end, in place of the red plastic piece fitted by Amel. Question: Why do Amel fit the red plastic piece instead of the zinc anode? Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Hamble ( but not for long...)


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Re: Help for checking a Mango in Fort Lauderdale

karkauai
 

Hi, Christoophe,
I looked at the Mango "Hu Song" a year ago. It was so dirty that you wouldn't want to go into the boat. It was so full of old gear and trash that you couldn't get to the forward cabin. Unless this one has been cleaned up, you couldn't even get a surveyor to evaluate it. I believe it was structurally sound if you wanted to do a major refit and cleanup.
Kent
SM 243 "Kristy"

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Christophe" <c.lascombes@...> wrote:

Hi all of you,

I'm a new member of this forum, I'm a french sailor living in Germany and I was the owner of the Kirk n° 1 in the 90s bevor I was forced to sell him because of a bad divorce. Please excuse my bad english. I'll try to do my best to bo understood...

I need a little bit help from one of you (if it is possible, of course!). I'm looking for a Mango and I've found one (on Internet) in America, precisely in Fort Lauderdale. On the Internet site of the merchand, the boat looks very nice. Before I ask the US embassy to have a visa and take a plane to come to Florida und perhaps be then desapointed because the boat ist not like what the merchand says to me, it would be nice if someone who lives in Florida (perhaps in Fort Lauderdale?) and have some knowledges about sailboats would go to the merchand and have for me a look at this boat.
I'm also interested in all informations about the actually situation (price level ?)of the sailboats market in USA, because I don't know the merchant and I cannot know if he really says me the thruth about the state of the boat and if the price he wants to sell the boat is correct?

You can write me in german or french, in english also but you habe to write with simple phrases, because my english is not very good.
I can also call you back on the phone

Thank you very much

Christophe LASCOMBES
Am Schmidtgrund 66
D-50765 COLOGNE

Phone: +49 172 25 25 864

e-mail : c.lascombes@...


Re: [Amel] Help for checking a Mango in Fort Lauderdale

Christophe Lascombes <c.lascombes@...>
 

Hi Malcolm,

thank you for this great idea.

I'll contact him.

Christophe


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----- Original Message -----
From: Malcolm Phillips
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 3:36 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel] Help for checking a Mango in Fort Lauderdale


Hi Christophe,

Why don't you contact the AMEL agent in USA ;- Joel Potter ?

Malcolm Bon Jovi S/M # 464

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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Christophe
Sent: 26 October 2009 14:05
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Help for checking a Mango in Fort Lauderdale

Hi all of you,

I'm a new member of this forum, I'm a french sailor living in Germany and I was the owner of the Kirk n° 1 in the 90s bevor I was forced to sell him because of a bad divorce. Please excuse my bad english. I'll try to do my best to bo understood...

I need a little bit help from one of you (if it is possible, of course!). I'm looking for a Mango and I've found one (on Internet) in America, precisely in Fort Lauderdale. On the Internet site of the merchand, the boat looks very nice. Before I ask the US embassy to have a visa and take a plane to come to Florida und perhaps be then desapointed because the boat ist not like what the merchand says to me, it would be nice if someone who lives in Florida (perhaps in Fort Lauderdale?) and have some knowledges about sailboats would go to the merchand and have for me a look at this boat.
I'm also interested in all informations about the actually situation (price level ?)of the sailboats market in USA, because I don't know the merchant and I cannot know if he really says me the thruth about the state of the boat and if the price he wants to sell the boat is correct?

You can write me in german or french, in english also but you habe to write with simple phrases, because my english is not very good.
I can also call you back on the phone

Thank you very much

Christophe LASCOMBES
Am Schmidtgrund 66
D-50765 COLOGNE

Phone: +49 172 25 25 864

e-mail : c.lascombes@t-online.de <mailto:c.lascombes%40t-online.de>

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Re: [Amel] Help for checking a Mango in Fort Lauderdale

Malcolm Phillips <MPhillips@...>
 

Hi Christophe,



Why don't you contact the AMEL agent in USA ;- Joel Potter ?



Malcolm Bon Jovi S/M # 464



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Christophe
Sent: 26 October 2009 14:05
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Help for checking a Mango in Fort Lauderdale





Hi all of you,

I'm a new member of this forum, I'm a french sailor living in Germany and I was the owner of the Kirk n° 1 in the 90s bevor I was forced to sell him because of a bad divorce. Please excuse my bad english. I'll try to do my best to bo understood...

I need a little bit help from one of you (if it is possible, of course!). I'm looking for a Mango and I've found one (on Internet) in America, precisely in Fort Lauderdale. On the Internet site of the merchand, the boat looks very nice. Before I ask the US embassy to have a visa and take a plane to come to Florida und perhaps be then desapointed because the boat ist not like what the merchand says to me, it would be nice if someone who lives in Florida (perhaps in Fort Lauderdale?) and have some knowledges about sailboats would go to the merchand and have for me a look at this boat.
I'm also interested in all informations about the actually situation (price level ?)of the sailboats market in USA, because I don't know the merchant and I cannot know if he really says me the thruth about the state of the boat and if the price he wants to sell the boat is correct?

You can write me in german or french, in english also but you habe to write with simple phrases, because my english is not very good.
I can also call you back on the phone

Thank you very much

Christophe LASCOMBES
Am Schmidtgrund 66
D-50765 COLOGNE

Phone: +49 172 25 25 864

e-mail : c.lascombes@t-online.de <mailto:c.lascombes%40t-online.de>