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Prop pitch

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

Pat and Diane,
I suggest that you ask Amel about the correct pitch,alternatively you
could ask the makers of Maxprops.
I have an Autoprop and although it may be very efficient I have no
way of telling. What I do know is that it is essential to keep it
virtually spotless as even minor fouling causes it to go to too
coarse a pitch which overloads the engine and also reduces power. Bad
fouling can reduce boat speed to a couple of knots and engine speed
to about 1200 RPM.
It also very difficult to steer when the bowthruster is out of
action. It does not give the feeling of acceleration even if the
throttle is opened wide.
My last boat had a Maxprop and was very satisfactory and I wish that
my SM had one.
Incidentally recent messages referred to an expensive tool to release
the bearings on an Autoprop. I bought such a tool which was a
standard fitsall tool for working on items which need a tool with two
pins to insert in the fitting. It was quite useless which was
fortunate as I then found that grease has to be forced into the
centre of the fitting causing the old grease to come out of the
fitting. The nipple on the side of the fitting would not accept any
grease.

Best wishes, Anne and John SM319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Pitch

BeyersWF
 

Pat & Diane,

During a hurricane and knee and hip replacements, I had a Yanmar
and Max prop installed in my '82 Mango. Could have bought a new kid and had
money left over; but, I think it was worth it. Although the Yanmar cruise
RPM is much higher than the European Perkins [that I could not get parts
for] the Mango performs much better and reverse is spunky. If you want
detailed numbers on the Max prop, I suggest that you contact the Max prop
folks.

AE,

Crash

"Windrush"



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of dianexnielsen
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 3:58 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Pitch



We have a 21" fixed prop and an 80 hp turbo on a 53'Super Maramu.
Does anyone know what the proper pitch should be? Has anyone switched
from a fixed prop to a feathering prop? What was the effect under
power. I am trying to determine if it will be worth the expense of
switching from a fixed to a feathing prop.

Thank you,
Pat & Diane
SM 123 "Shenanigans"


Prop Pitch

dianexnielsen <dianexnielsen@...>
 

We have a 21" fixed prop and an 80 hp turbo on a 53'Super Maramu.
Does anyone know what the proper pitch should be? Has anyone switched
from a fixed prop to a feathering prop? What was the effect under
power. I am trying to determine if it will be worth the expense of
switching from a fixed to a feathing prop.

Thank you,
Pat & Diane
SM 123 "Shenanigans"


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New e-mail address

Global Scanner <globalscanner44@...>
 

Many thanks for yours Jose; will consider and revert.

Frank

Jose_Luis Isasi <jose.luis.isasi@motorola.com> wrote:
Frank,

This is Jose_Luis, your alternative moderator (I am helping
Closereach).

1. What I can do for you is to add this new address as e-mail only
member. It will stand as a separate account/member. This means you
won't be able to use the group's web features (photos, files,
calendar, etc.) with this new account (you will need to use the old
one you already have for this).

This email-only account will receive a welcome email to the Group
without having first responded to an invitation.

2. Also I can send you an invitation to create a full access
alternative account.

3. Or, as Bill suggests, you can change your Yahoo email-address
yourself (I cannot do it). In case you want to keep your Yahoo
address separate, I suggest to follow 1 or 2 option.

Please confirm your preference.

Regards
Jose_Luis
'XALOL'
Amel Euros

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the address of which is:

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below.

Regards,

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
SM2000 #323


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: New e-mail address

Global Scanner <globalscanner44@...>
 

Thanks Bill

svbebe <yahoogroups@svbebe.com> wrote: Frank,

Only you can do this...sign in to Amel Yacht Owners Forum with your
yahoo name and password...then click on "Edit Membership" which is just
above the blue banner that reads amelyachtowners · Amel Yacht Owners
- Forum for owners of Amel sailboats

Then scroll to the section to manage your email addresses. Enter your
wishes in this section.

Best

Bill
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address of which is:

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below.

Regards,

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
SM2000 #323


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Winter lay up in Copenhagen or Gothenburg

Lars Knudsen <museum@...>
 

Hi Graham



I am based in Copenhagen and may help you get in contact with suited marinas
if you want.

While wintering in the water is no problem getting on the hard is probably
nearly impossible, really expensive or both.

You may chose marinas placed farther from Copenhagen where it is much easier
and cheaper.



Regards,

Lars, Denmark

Santorin Salvagny



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Graham Boyd
Sent: 30. oktober 2007 16:54
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Winter lay up in Copenhagen or Gothenburg



Has any one laid their SM up in either of these cities? I am planning
to winter in that part of the world next year and obviously personal
recommendation of a good yard with appropriate facilities for the Amel
would give peace of mind.

Graham Boyd
SM140 "SULA"


Winter lay up in Copenhagen or Gothenburg

Graham Boyd
 

Has any one laid their SM up in either of these cities? I am planning
to winter in that part of the world next year and obviously personal
recommendation of a good yard with appropriate facilities for the Amel
would give peace of mind.

Graham Boyd
SM140 "SULA"


Re: New e-mail address

Jose_Luis Isasi <jose.luis.isasi@...>
 

Frank,

This is Jose_Luis, your alternative moderator (I am helping
Closereach).

1. What I can do for you is to add this new address as e-mail only
member. It will stand as a separate account/member. This means you
won't be able to use the group's web features (photos, files,
calendar, etc.) with this new account (you will need to use the old
one you already have for this).

This email-only account will receive a welcome email to the Group
without having first responded to an invitation.

2. Also I can send you an invitation to create a full access
alternative account.

3. Or, as Bill suggests, you can change your Yahoo email-address
yourself (I cannot do it). In case you want to keep your Yahoo
address separate, I suggest to follow 1 or 2 option.

Please confirm your preference.

Regards
Jose_Luis
'XALOL'
Amel Euros



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the address of which is:

bootlegger@...

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Regards,

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
SM2000 #323


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Re: New e-mail address

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Frank,

Only you can do this...sign in to Amel Yacht Owners Forum with your
yahoo name and password...then click on "Edit Membership" which is just
above the blue banner that reads amelyachtowners · Amel Yacht Owners
- Forum for owners of Amel sailboats



Then scroll to the section to manage your email addresses. Enter your
wishes in this section.

Best

Bill
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Global Scanner
<globalscanner44@...> wrote:

I wish to have my Amel Owners mail re-directed to my boat account the
address of which is:

bootlegger@...

Please confirm acknowledgement to this Yahoo with copy address
below.

Regards,

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
SM2000 #323


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New e-mail address

Global Scanner <globalscanner44@...>
 

I wish to have my Amel Owners mail re-directed to my boat account the address of which is:

bootlegger@mailasail.com

Please confirm acknowledgement to this Yahoo with copy address below.

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Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
SM2000 #323


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Ground Strap and Cartagena, Colombia

eric freedman
 

Hi Bill,

Thank you.

I have written both of them.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of svbebe
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 9:04 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Bilge Ground Strap and Cartagena, Colombia



Eric,

The email addresses are:
Maria Josephina at Club de Pesca-Cartagena cpescacartagena "at"
costa.net.co

Club Nautico - Contact John Halley gerencia "at" clubnauticocartagena.com

Best,

Bill

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "svbebe" <yahoogroups@...> wrote:

Eric,


Club de Pesca - Contact Maria Josephina cpescacartagena@...
<mailto:cpescacartagena@...>

Address: Manga , San Sebastian del Pastelillo Fort

Tel:(57-5) 660-5578, Fax:(57-5) 660-5576

Phone number: (+57 5) 6605578 - 6605579 Fax (+57 5) 660 5576

www.clubdepescadecartagena.com <http://www.clubdepe
<http://www.clubdepescadecartagena.com/> scadecartagena.com/>


Club Nautico - Contact John Halley gerencia@...
<mailto:gerencia@...>

Address: 19-50 Avenida Miramar Manga, Cartagena Colombia

Tel:(57-5) 660-4863, Fax:(57-5) 660-4863, VHF Channel 16

www.clubnauticocartagena.com <http://www.clubnaut
<http://www.clubnauticocartagena.com/> icocartagena.com/>
I think Club de Pesca would be better for you because it is more
protected from the high winds that Cartagena is known for in the late
summer and fall. I would be afraid to leave my boat unattended at Club
Nautico when these winds occur. They can reach 40 - 50 kts. We
experienced two of these at 25-35kts within 48 hours of arriving about 6
weeks ago...none since then.

Both marinas have a large amount of barnacle and mussel growth
surrounding them. With the a/c running I have to clean the strainer
every 3 or 4 days. Once I had to disassemble the copper manifold to
remove barnacles and mussels because I did not clean the strainer for 2
weeks and they grew beyond the sea chest. I would have the bottom and
propeller cleaned by Alberto every 2 weeks at $20 - $25 per cleaning.

When you contact either of these places be sure to let them know your
visa status because they are accustomed to 60 day visa for US boats.
You will need an agent to clear your boat into Cartagena, either marina
will connect you an agent.

The email addresses above work for both of the marinas...try them as
your primary contact.

One benefit of moving your boat to Cartagena will be the close proximity
to the San Blas Islands.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman" <kimberlite@>
wrote:

hi,
i can not seem to find the phone number for club de pesca.
do you have it. also the phone number of the club you are staying
at. i believe i can find someone to live aboard when i am not in
Colombia. why do you feel club de pesca would be better for me?
i have a 1 year Visa and a cedula for Colombia. i am in columbia
every 6 weeks. Check out the custom cotton shirts. they are Very
Very Cheap about 100,000 pesos for a 100% cotton custom shirt.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite





Re: Bilge Ground Strap and Cartagena, Colombia

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

The email addresses are:
Maria Josephina at Club de Pesca-Cartagena cpescacartagena "at"
costa.net.co

Club Nautico - Contact John Halley gerencia "at" clubnauticocartagena.com

Best,

Bill

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

Eric,


Club de Pesca - Contact Maria Josephina cpescacartagena@...
<mailto:cpescacartagena@...>

Address: Manga , San Sebastian del Pastelillo Fort

Tel:(57-5) 660-5578, Fax:(57-5) 660-5576

Phone number: (+57 5) 6605578 – 6605579 Fax (+57 5) 660 5576

www.clubdepescadecartagena.com <http://www.clubdepescadecartagena.com/>


Club Nautico - Contact John Halley gerencia@...
<mailto:gerencia@...>

Address: 19-50 Avenida Miramar Manga, Cartagena Colombia

Tel:(57-5) 660-4863, Fax:(57-5) 660-4863, VHF Channel 16

www.clubnauticocartagena.com <http://www.clubnauticocartagena.com/>
I think Club de Pesca would be better for you because it is more
protected from the high winds that Cartagena is known for in the late
summer and fall. I would be afraid to leave my boat unattended at Club
Nautico when these winds occur. They can reach 40 - 50 kts. We
experienced two of these at 25-35kts within 48 hours of arriving about 6
weeks ago...none since then.

Both marinas have a large amount of barnacle and mussel growth
surrounding them. With the a/c running I have to clean the strainer
every 3 or 4 days. Once I had to disassemble the copper manifold to
remove barnacles and mussels because I did not clean the strainer for 2
weeks and they grew beyond the sea chest. I would have the bottom and
propeller cleaned by Alberto every 2 weeks at $20 - $25 per cleaning.

When you contact either of these places be sure to let them know your
visa status because they are accustomed to 60 day visa for US boats.
You will need an agent to clear your boat into Cartagena, either marina
will connect you an agent.

The email addresses above work for both of the marinas...try them as
your primary contact.

One benefit of moving your boat to Cartagena will be the close proximity
to the San Blas Islands.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman" <kimberlite@>
wrote:

hi,
i can not seem to find the phone number for club de pesca.
do you have it. also the phone number of the club you are staying
at. i believe i can find someone to live aboard when i am not in
Colombia. why do you feel club de pesca would be better for me?
i have a 1 year Visa and a cedula for Colombia. i am in columbia
every 6 weeks. Check out the custom cotton shirts. they are Very
Very Cheap about 100,000 pesos for a 100% cotton custom shirt.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite





Re: Bilge Ground Strap and Cartagena, Colombia

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,


Club de Pesca - Contact Maria Josephina cpescacartagena@costa.net.co
<mailto:cpescacartagena@costa.net.co>

Address: Manga , San Sebastian del Pastelillo Fort

Tel:(57-5) 660-5578, Fax:(57-5) 660-5576

Phone number: (+57 5) 6605578 – 6605579 Fax (+57 5) 660 5576

www.clubdepescadecartagena.com <http://www.clubdepescadecartagena.com/>


Club Nautico - Contact John Halley gerencia@clubnauticocartagena.com
<mailto:gerencia@clubnauticocartagena.com>

Address: 19-50 Avenida Miramar Manga, Cartagena Colombia

Tel:(57-5) 660-4863, Fax:(57-5) 660-4863, VHF Channel 16

www.clubnauticocartagena.com <http://www.clubnauticocartagena.com/>
I think Club de Pesca would be better for you because it is more
protected from the high winds that Cartagena is known for in the late
summer and fall. I would be afraid to leave my boat unattended at Club
Nautico when these winds occur. They can reach 40 - 50 kts. We
experienced two of these at 25-35kts within 48 hours of arriving about 6
weeks ago...none since then.

Both marinas have a large amount of barnacle and mussel growth
surrounding them. With the a/c running I have to clean the strainer
every 3 or 4 days. Once I had to disassemble the copper manifold to
remove barnacles and mussels because I did not clean the strainer for 2
weeks and they grew beyond the sea chest. I would have the bottom and
propeller cleaned by Alberto every 2 weeks at $20 - $25 per cleaning.

When you contact either of these places be sure to let them know your
visa status because they are accustomed to 60 day visa for US boats.
You will need an agent to clear your boat into Cartagena, either marina
will connect you an agent.

The email addresses above work for both of the marinas...try them as
your primary contact.

One benefit of moving your boat to Cartagena will be the close proximity
to the San Blas Islands.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "eric freedman" <kimberlite@...>
wrote:

hi,
i can not seem to find the phone number for club de pesca.
do you have it. also the phone number of the club you are staying
at. i believe i can find someone to live aboard when i am not in
Colombia. why do you feel club de pesca would be better for me?
i have a 1 year Visa and a cedula for Colombia. i am in columbia
every 6 weeks. Check out the custom cotton shirts. they are Very
Very Cheap about 100,000 pesos for a 100% cotton custom shirt.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite



[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: Bilge Ground Strap and Cartagena, Colombia

eric freedman
 

hi,
i can not seem to find the phone number for club de pesca.
do you have it. also the phone number of the club you are staying
at. i believe i can find someone to live aboard when i am not in
Colombia. why do you feel club de pesca would be better for me?
i have a 1 year Visa and a cedula for Colombia. i am in columbia
every 6 weeks. Check out the custom cotton shirts. they are Very
Very Cheap about 100,000 pesos for a 100% cotton custom shirt.
fair winds,
eric
sm 376 Kimberlite



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

Eric,

Regarding the Ground Strap:
If a ground strap it is broken where mine was, you will need to get
all of the water out to see the break (I used a wet/dry vac to get
the
last 2" out). For what ever reason the copper had become very thin
where it was normally in direct contact with the bilge water AND
in my
opinion it was probably a little too thin in the first place. I
replaced it with 1/8" thick copper 2" wide. The nut on the keel
bolt
is 30mm. I used 3 12" extensions to my 1/2" drive to remove it.
There is also a small "flat head" machine screw holding the strap
against the forward port side of the bilge sump. I opened the end
of
the Ground Strap connected to the bundle of yellow/green ground
wires
and found some corrosion with some of the wires. Today I am going
to
crimp wire terminals to fresh ends of the approximately 12 wires
and
bolt them to the copper with probably 2 stainless bolts/nuts. I
will
upload some photos of the replacement part today.

Regarding Cartagena:
We walk the streets at night and feel very safe. The people are
friendly and the economy seems fine. There has not been any
report of
problems or theft of any kind on the cruiser's net. It is a shame
that Cartagena has gotten the bad rap that some parts of Colombia
probably deserve. There are 2 marina possibilities. We are in
Club
Nautico, but I would recommend Club de Pesca for a absent owner
(both
have websites email is good from Nautico and poor from
Pesca...need to
call Pesca). Club de Pesca is a private yacht club, but they have
a
number of transient slips for non-Colombian flagged vessels.
Also, I
can recommend a local guy to care/watch your boat...since I have
been
here he has gotten some Amel experience. The water in the bay is
about as bad or worse than Simpson Bay Lagoon...we do not run the
water maker and have barnacles cleaned from the bottom every 2 - 4
weeks. There is a haul out facility in the area with a 40 ton
travel
lift.

We have a Jackline insurance policy. We paid a surcharge of $200
for
the first 30 days and $100 for each additional month. The
insurance
company requires advance notice of the dates we are in Colombia.
We
are US flagged vessel.




--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, kimberlite@ wrote:

Bill,
i am currently in Bogota . i do business here about every 6
weeks. i
was thinking of moving Kimberlite from St Martin to Cartagena this
winter. did you have trouble getting insurance for Colombia? are
you a
US flagged vessel? is your marina safe eg theft. i am not worried
about banditas i travel in a armoured hummer with 4 guys with
machine
guns into the jungle.

however i would leave kimberlite in colombia for 3 weeks at a
time
unattended.
what are your thoughts on leaving the boat?


i noticed the ground strap but mine did not look like it was
attached to anything. i will take a look. there is a previous post
about someone having keel problems and someone showed up with some
special tools and a chipper to remove the epoxy from he nuts. i
believe he also mentioned the size of the socket needed.
faie winds,
eric


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nylon Strainer for Sea Chest

eric freedman
 

It is a stock item from vetus. I have purchase one from them.

Eric sm 376 kimberlite



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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of svbebe
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 2:41 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Nylon Strainer for Sea Chest



Greetings,

Has anyone found a source in the US for the nylon strainer for the sea
chest?

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #397


Nylon Strainer for Sea Chest

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Greetings,

Has anyone found a source in the US for the nylon strainer for the sea
chest?

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #397


Propspeed

Zanareva
 

Steve,

Good timing on this post from you about Propspeed. I'm hauled out at
Cape Marina in Port Canaveral right now and I was wondering what to
do about lasting antifouling protection on my MaxProp. I emailed the
folks at Propspeed USA in Ft. Lauderdale and inquired about their
sample kit.

I've had the tin-based Micron 33 wet sand-blasted from the hull and
keel. Super Maramu hull #5 looks great and even the iron keel is in
fine shape after 18 or so years in the water. I went the wet
sandblasting route rather than having a build up of the Micron 33
paint plus a barrier paint plus the copper-based Micron 66--and it's
been good to get a look at the bare metal keel surface as well (which
did not have any epoxy system on it.) I'll be applying two-part epoxy
barrier coats to both the keel and the hull (as a protection measure
against any possbility of future blisters). Of course, as Joel
mentions, I'll have to do the keel in sections with wire brushing to
remove the rust 'film' immediately before epoxying.

Richard
SM#5 Spice

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Steve Leeds
<yachtmaccabee@...> wrote:



I'm sure his prop (and yours) is bronze and not brass or
steel. I used a relatively new New Zealand product called Prop-
Speed
which is now sold in the US at my last haul over two years ago. At
22
months it was as good as new. I just completed a haul at 26 months
and I
had a little growth on the leading edge. The product is very
expensive
but obviously works. Very little is needed and it should be mixed
in VERY
small mixing cups or it will be wasted. I have used the 250ml kit
twice
and there is tons left. I noticed that there is a new smaller kit
available called a "sample" kit which would be more than enough for
several sailboat props. The kit includes a two part primer and a
silicon-like coating.



My boat has been lightly used the last two years. I suspect the
product
will work well on a boat which is used more often but may not last
as long.



Regards,



Steve Leeds

Sharki 121

Circumnavigator's Yacht Service, Fort Lauderdale


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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft cabin bigger bunk and Autoprop fouling

Steve Leeds
 

I'm sure his prop (and yours) is bronze and not brass or
steel. I used a relatively new New Zealand product called Prop-Speed
which is now sold in the US at my last haul over two years ago. At 22
months it was as good as new. I just completed a haul at 26 months and I
had a little growth on the leading edge. The product is very expensive
but obviously works. Very little is needed and it should be mixed in VERY
small mixing cups or it will be wasted. I have used the 250ml kit twice
and there is tons left. I noticed that there is a new smaller kit
available called a "sample" kit which would be more than enough for
several sailboat props. The kit includes a two part primer and a
silicon-like coating.



My boat has been lightly used the last two years. I suspect the product
will work well on a boat which is used more often but may not last as long.



Regards,



Steve Leeds

Sharki 121

Circumnavigator's Yacht Service, Fort Lauderdale


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

----- Original Message ----
From: BeyersWF <BeyersWF@aol.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 7:47:19 PM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft cabin bigger bunk and Autoprop fouling













John & Ann on Bali Hai,



Is your prop brass or steel. I have a Max, brass, prop on my

'82 Mango, "Windrush." Interested if the Aquiline Plus works on brass, what

does the direction on the can say?. I'm in the Chesapeake Bay with lots of

little ugly underwater friends.



AE,



Crash



From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of John and Anne on Bali

Hai

Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 11:03 AM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft cabin bigger bunk and Autoprop fouling



We did a big job in order to get a bigger double bunk. There are some

pics in the Changes to Bali Hai album. It is great at at anchor

although Anne has to climb over my legs to get out before me. It is

alsso great when the boat is heeled as only one person will be using

it at a time and that person can lie fore and aft on the downhill

side.Construction details are given in msg #898.

I also know when the autoprop needs cleaning because even a small

amount of fouling will cause it to use too coarse a pitch and the

engine cannot reach full revs.If the fouling is bad the engine will

attempt to go faster and put out a lot of black smoke to foul the

topsides.

We have connected a long hose to the regulator on the airbottle with

a scuba mouthpiece on the other end so that the bottle can stay on

deck midships whilst I clean the prop and or antifouling.

Normally cleaning the prop is necessary about three times a season

but this year I sanded it and gave it two coats of black propellor

antifouling called AqualinePlus from Jotun or Penguin Yachting. My

can was made in Italy by Orazio Brignola S.p.A but there is also an

address for Jotun Iberica S.A. in Barcelona.

The boat went in the water in May and I dived to clean the prop in

August clutching my wire brush,scraper and scourer. There were a

number of very small barnacles which were dead as they came off as

soon as I brushed them with my gardening gloves. I dived on the prop

again a couple of weeks ago and found virtually no fouling on it.

This was as I expected as the engine could still get up to 3100 revs

in flat water and no wind.



All the best, John, SM 319


















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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft cabin bigger bunk and Autoprop fouling

BeyersWF
 

John & Ann on Bali Hai,

Is your prop brass or steel. I have a Max, brass, prop on my
'82 Mango, "Windrush." Interested if the Aquiline Plus works on brass, what
does the direction on the can say?. I'm in the Chesapeake Bay with lots of
little ugly underwater friends.

AE,

Crash



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John and Anne on Bali
Hai
Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 11:03 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Aft cabin bigger bunk and Autoprop fouling



We did a big job in order to get a bigger double bunk. There are some
pics in the Changes to Bali Hai album. It is great at at anchor
although Anne has to climb over my legs to get out before me. It is
alsso great when the boat is heeled as only one person will be using
it at a time and that person can lie fore and aft on the downhill
side.Construction details are given in msg #898.
I also know when the autoprop needs cleaning because even a small
amount of fouling will cause it to use too coarse a pitch and the
engine cannot reach full revs.If the fouling is bad the engine will
attempt to go faster and put out a lot of black smoke to foul the
topsides.
We have connected a long hose to the regulator on the airbottle with
a scuba mouthpiece on the other end so that the bottle can stay on
deck midships whilst I clean the prop and or antifouling.
Normally cleaning the prop is necessary about three times a season
but this year I sanded it and gave it two coats of black propellor
antifouling called AqualinePlus from Jotun or Penguin Yachting. My
can was made in Italy by Orazio Brignola S.p.A but there is also an
address for Jotun Iberica S.A. in Barcelona.
The boat went in the water in May and I dived to clean the prop in
August clutching my wire brush,scraper and scourer. There were a
number of very small barnacles which were dead as they came off as
soon as I brushed them with my gardening gloves. I dived on the prop
again a couple of weeks ago and found virtually no fouling on it.
This was as I expected as the engine could still get up to 3100 revs
in flat water and no wind.

All the best, John, SM 319


Re: Harbor/marina/yard info wanted

Ken & Judy <goldendaze@...>
 

Ken Coats and Judy Golden on Golden Daze Amel Maramu 192, Portugal:

We just prepared in Chesapeake Marine Railway (formerly Deagles)
in Deltaville Va for our Atlantic crossing.

New owners Rick and his brother John were very good working
with a tight schedule and working with or without me.
Work crew were friendly, experinced and quite capable. Charges
were as expected (always, anywhere, check before the work
is done, and always be involved).

We did about 10K worth of work and I felt I got every cent worth.
If any problem you talk with the owner, and he gives a shit.

Thats was my best haulout so far and I did a lot of work my self,
and worked with the owner or crew one other projects.

The restrooms suck, but were being remodeled when we left.

Ken Coats