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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

Hi,

We replaced our rigging on Santorin 004 after 15 years and there was no sign of deterioration. Your m ain concern may be with insurance. Some will require you to renew afer 10/12 years but more insidious is the practice of refusing to pay claims if the rig comes down and the rigging is "old" but they do not require you to replace rigging after any specified length of time. Check with your insurer.

We got stay lengths from AMEL but fortunately I checked lengths of my rigging as I later found that AMEL's figures did not match reality!

I got a really good deal from StaLok for my replacement rigging.

Regards,

Robin Cooter
Santorin 004 - Belouga

D VOKES <davidbvokes@btinternet.com> wrote:
Hi Everybody, I have an amel Santorin no 119. I'm about to have the masts down for some work. It has been suggested that I should have the rigging tested/replaced. She's 1995 vintage.
I wonder if any body has any knowledge of Amel recomendations on rigging , experience of Uk insurers or other useful information re rigging.
Also does anybody have experience of tests on rigging, I presume ultra-sonic.
Thanks,
David
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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging

brgdebakker
 

Hi David,

We own a Amel Kirk no 146 from 1974 with rigging from about 1995. Last month we had the rigger modify our backstay by cutting off the old terminal and inserting a backstay trimmer. Anyway, the strands looked fine inside.
So we advise testing first!

We once had the tensioners tested at Bart's employer (a jet engine overhaul centre) and that revealed a crack in one of them.
In our experience with boat designs and as a technician you can trust the calculations of the designer. So meet the minimum requirements of your insurer or whatever make you feel at ease with and choose the highest level of maintenance from these two.

Farewell,
Sietske Cnossen and Bart de Bakker
Amel Kirk 146 Folie à Deux
The Netherlands

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From: D VOKES
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 6:43 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Rigging


Hi Everybody, I have an amel Santorin no 119. I'm about to have the masts down for some work. It has been suggested that I should have the rigging tested/replaced. She's 1995 vintage.
I wonder if any body has any knowledge of Amel recomendations on rigging , experience of Uk insurers or other useful information re rigging.
Also does anybody have experience of tests on rigging, I presume ultra-sonic.
Thanks,
David
Nomad

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Rigging

D VOKES <davidbvokes@...>
 

Hi Everybody, I have an amel Santorin no 119. I'm about to have the masts down for some work. It has been suggested that I should have the rigging tested/replaced. She's 1995 vintage.
I wonder if any body has any knowledge of Amel recomendations on rigging , experience of Uk insurers or other useful information re rigging.
Also does anybody have experience of tests on rigging, I presume ultra-sonic.
Thanks,
David
Nomad


Re: DANFORTH CONSTELLATION COMPASS - 1981 MARAMU

johnsking34957
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Alex Paquin" <alex.paquin@...>
wrote:

Can anyone tell me what are the specifications or model number of the
Danforth Constellation Compass installed on the Maramu in 1981?
Our hull is No.94.
I need to have it repaired or replaced since the plexiglass has
cracked
and the liquid evaporated.

Alex Paquin
s/v "SIMPATICO"
Hello, we are 1983 Maramu #124. We tried to rebuild our Constellation
for the same reasons, but parts are no longer available. We installed a
flushmount Ritchie Globemaster with no mounting problems, but steel
chain and steel sprocket steering linkage underneath played "hell" for
compensation/swinging. Had to reconfigure the compass for a black
binnacle mount, to raise the distance away from the linkage. That did
the trick; expensive but also looks good. Ritchie wanted $50+ for the
plastic binnacle cover; we used one of our kids' knit skateboard
beanies-perfect!
Sail Fast
John King
s/v "Pura Vida"


Re: Buying Euros.

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

Hello Brian,

How much are they asking for it?

I have restored my Euros (Always improving it). I can try to brief
you in the process I followed, the rest is as with any other boat.

The Hull:
The keel has attached an iron keel for ballast. Sometimes you can see
corrosion but it is not an issue.
I peeled the paint on the hull to check if there was something
hidden. Everything was fine so made it painted again with Epoxy
before the usual painting. The boat has skeg so it is a rather strong
design.

The windscreen and windows:
These need usually to be replaced I do not know if Amel can still
provide you with them. I had to make them with molds and it was very
expensive. You can consider the alternative of removing them and
install a glass and metal windscreen. I have also changed window
screens in the stern but this was cheap.

The engine:
Mine has a Volvo MD21A in very good condition so I keep it.

The deck: Usually the non skidding surfaces are well so it is better
not to paint the deck.

Water system: I have easily changed most of the piping and I have
installed a new water heater last weekend.

Lots of things.... please send me an email if you need more detailed
information.

Regards
Jose-Luis








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

Hello,
I'm a new member that is thinking of buying an older Amel (Euros,).
What in particular do I need to look out for? I have knowledge of
sailing boats in general, but no 'product knowledge' regarding
Amel.
Any pointers and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Regards, Brian Gore.


Stove Upgrade on SM

seastate9 <peacock@...>
 

We have the original Eno two-burner stove on SM #241; the oven has died; even when it
worked, it was never very hot.
We have decided to purchase a new stove. Has anyone replace their stove? Any thoughts or
suggestions? Which models did you consider.
We have measured all dimensions, and are considering a Platismo 3000, which is 500 mm
wide; it appears that it may fit perfectly into the gimbal/frame on the old stove, which is
quite sturdy.

Thanks,
Tom Peacock
SM 241


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] drawings

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We are heading sea in a day or so and will not have
time to get the drawings copied to send via email.. I
suggest that you ask Amel for a set. Hey they are most
likely going to be in far better shape then what we
have.

If we do get a chance when we get to St. Maating we
will get them done..

Sorry.
Richard and Joan SM 209
--- amarsini <alberto.marsini@aspasiel.it> wrote:

Dear Mr Piller,
if it is easy for you to send your drawing via
e-mail it would be very
kind from you, but if you have any problems it is
not so important, it
is only my curiosity to see them.
I'm in Italy.
Thank you any way and good wind!

Alberto Marsini



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Electric bilge pump float actuator removal

jonathan681684 <john.stonier@...>
 

I want to remove the float actuator mechanism assembly from the bilge,
to give me better access.
As I am sure you all know, it consists of two sections of plastic drain
pipe material with a float inside connected to a rod which actuates an
electric switch. I cannot completly extract the assemby from the
bilge, as it interfears with the engine room roof before I can fully
pull it out. The two sections of pipe will slide inside each other when
I loosen a screw, but that does not make the assembly any shorter as
the rod just becomes more exposed.

Can anyone help, there must be a simple way to do this ?

Thanks,

John stonier, Santorin Allegra.


Buying Euros.

thenbarazi
 

Hello,
I'm a new member that is thinking of buying an older Amel (Euros,).
What in particular do I need to look out for? I have knowledge of
sailing boats in general, but no 'product knowledge' regarding Amel.
Any pointers and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Regards, Brian Gore.


Re: DANFORTH CONSTELLATION COMPASS - 1981 MARAMU

amel46met
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Alex Paquin"
<alex.paquin@...> wrote:

Can anyone tell me what are the specifications or model number of the
Danforth Constellation Compass installed on the Maramu in 1981?
Our hull is No.94.
I need to have it repaired or replaced since the plexiglass has cracked
and the liquid evaporated.

Alex Paquin
s/v "SIMPATICO"
Hello, we are Tom @ Mary Ellen on the 1983 Maramu "Aphrodite" #125. We
had our compass rebuilt a few years ago, new dome, card, light &
liquid for under $100 US in San Deigo. Just like new. Good luck....


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] drawings

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

To all I will see if we can get the drawings scaned
and then I will send them or at least have them
available.
Richard SM 209

--- amarsini <alberto.marsini@aspasiel.it> wrote:

Dear Mr Piller,
if it is easy for you to send your drawing via
e-mail it would be very
kind from you, but if you have any problems it is
not so important, it
is only my curiosity to see them.
I'm in Italy.
Thank you any way and good wind!

Alberto Marsini



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Re: Technical specs

camacfinancial <camacfinancial@...>
 

Dear Richard,

I am located in the south of France. would it be possible to get a
digital copy of the drawings you have?

Kind Regards

Caspar

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard Piller
<richard03801@...> wrote:

What we have is a set of drawings that we got with our
SM 209. What is your location? We are heading out of
Annapolis in a few days and are set is being copied by
another Amel ower that is naked.

Fair winds from Challenge
--- camacfinancial <camacfinancial@...> wrote:

Dear All,

I am a new SM owner and I am looking for some
technical information.
Amel was so kind to send me a CD-Rom, however it
contained information
on SM2000, which is not exactly the same. I have
seen technical
schemes of the regular SM (wiring, plumming,
layouts, etc...) that is
normally provided on purchase, unfortunatly in my
case I miss the
majority of them. Does somebody have the (or any)
softcopies available
for me, or know where to obtain them?

Kind Regards,

Caspar




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drawings

amarsini <alberto.marsini@...>
 

Dear Mr Piller,
if it is easy for you to send your drawing via e-mail it would be very
kind from you, but if you have any problems it is not so important, it
is only my curiosity to see them.
I'm in Italy.
Thank you any way and good wind!

Alberto Marsini


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Technical specs

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

What we have is a set of drawings that we got with our
SM 209. What is your location? We are heading out of
Annapolis in a few days and are set is being copied by
another Amel ower that is naked.

Fair winds from Challenge
--- camacfinancial <camacfinancial@yahoo.com> wrote:

Dear All,

I am a new SM owner and I am looking for some
technical information.
Amel was so kind to send me a CD-Rom, however it
contained information
on SM2000, which is not exactly the same. I have
seen technical
schemes of the regular SM (wiring, plumming,
layouts, etc...) that is
normally provided on purchase, unfortunatly in my
case I miss the
majority of them. Does somebody have the (or any)
softcopies available
for me, or know where to obtain them?

Kind Regards,

Caspar




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Technical specs

camacfinancial <camacfinancial@...>
 

Dear All,

I am a new SM owner and I am looking for some technical information.
Amel was so kind to send me a CD-Rom, however it contained information
on SM2000, which is not exactly the same. I have seen technical
schemes of the regular SM (wiring, plumming, layouts, etc...) that is
normally provided on purchase, unfortunatly in my case I miss the
majority of them. Does somebody have the (or any) softcopies available
for me, or know where to obtain them?

Kind Regards,

Caspar


Re: DANFORTH CONSTELLATION COMPASS - 1981 MARAMU

billklein48 <sidecar1@...>
 

This is a pretty expensive compass to throw away! Why dont you send
it for repair. Go on the internet and type Danforth Compass Repair
into the browser and you will find companies specializing in marine
instruments that can repair your Danforth. My Maramu hull # 91 also
needs this repair. Try VikingOptics.com. Bill K---

In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "jeanpaulmary" <schooner.jpm@...>
wrote:

Hello, on my Maramu #39 is a replacement Plastimo compass fitted, it
looks very nice (as from origin)
Jean Paul
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard Piller
<richard03801@> wrote:

We bought a new one and made the hole bigger. We
suggest you find any compass that roughly fits the
hole and go from there.
best of luck.
Richard M 183
--- Alex Paquin <alex.paquin@> wrote:

Can anyone tell me what are the specifications or
model number of the
Danforth Constellation Compass installed on the
Maramu in 1981?
Our hull is No.94.
I need to have it repaired or replaced since the
plexiglass has cracked
and the liquid evaporated.

Alex Paquin
s/v "SIMPATICO"



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Re: DANFORTH CONSTELLATION COMPASS - 1981 MARAMU

jeanpaulmary <schooner.jpm@...>
 

Hello, on my Maramu #39 is a replacement Plastimo compass fitted, it
looks very nice (as from origin)
Jean Paul
--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Richard Piller
<richard03801@...> wrote:

We bought a new one and made the hole bigger. We
suggest you find any compass that roughly fits the
hole and go from there.
best of luck.
Richard M 183
--- Alex Paquin <alex.paquin@...> wrote:

Can anyone tell me what are the specifications or
model number of the
Danforth Constellation Compass installed on the
Maramu in 1981?
Our hull is No.94.
I need to have it repaired or replaced since the
plexiglass has cracked
and the liquid evaporated.

Alex Paquin
s/v "SIMPATICO"



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Plates, glasses etc

eric freedman
 

crockery was an option,
eric
sm 375 kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: rbenven44
Date: Monday, January 21, 2008 9:39 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel Plates, glasses etc
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Niels Faerch"

wrote:

We're in the purchasing process and checking inventories. What Amel
crockery was included with a new Super Maramu in 1997?
No crockery, only six glasses, with heavy bottoms.

Roy, Excalibur SM #195 (delivered May 1997)


Re: Amel Plates, glasses etc

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Niels Faerch" <nrfaerch@...>
wrote:

We're in the purchasing process and checking inventories. What Amel
crockery was included with a new Super Maramu in 1997?
No crockery, only six glasses, with heavy bottoms.

Roy, Excalibur SM #195 (delivered May 1997)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] DANFORTH CONSTELLATION COMPASS - 1981 MARAMU

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

We bought a new one and made the hole bigger. We
suggest you find any compass that roughly fits the
hole and go from there.
best of luck.
Richard M 183
--- Alex Paquin <alex.paquin@usa.net> wrote:

Can anyone tell me what are the specifications or
model number of the
Danforth Constellation Compass installed on the
Maramu in 1981?
Our hull is No.94.
I need to have it repaired or replaced since the
plexiglass has cracked
and the liquid evaporated.

Alex Paquin
s/v "SIMPATICO"



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