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Re: [Amel] Re: replacement for Thomson Australe 3 220 V washer

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Bill, We are in Trinidad, all 120 volts. Will check the French islands when we get there. John



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: yahoogroups@svbebe.com
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 03:49:10 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Re: replacement for Thomson Australe 3 220 V washer





John,

Where are you? We have seen literally dozens of suitable 240v 50htz potential replacements between Australia and SE Asia.

Best,

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

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, john martin <symoondog@...> wrote:


Hello All,



does anyone have advice for a replacement for the Thomson "Australe 3" 220 V washer/dryer on my SM (hull #248). I have searched on this site and have found that someone used a Haier (but it is 110V and only a 6 lb load) and someone else a Soba (but it is front loading). I would like to replace it with a 220 V 50 Hz machine that washes only and does a similar sized load to the Thomson (10 lb).



I have replaced the control unit on the Thomson once, it worked wonderfully for several years, and now it appears the control unit is gone again. I'm not enthused about replacing the control unit again on a 12 year old unit, but my wife loves the machine as it spins the clothes extremely well, so that the clothes dry very quickly just being hung up on a line.



Any advice welcomed, thanks



Johh Martin

MOON DOG

SM 248

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Re: replacement for Thomson Australe 3 220 V washer

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

John,

Where are you? We have seen literally dozens of suitable 240v 50htz potential replacements between Australia and SE Asia.

Best,

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

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, john martin <symoondog@...> wrote:


Hello All,



does anyone have advice for a replacement for the Thomson "Australe 3" 220 V washer/dryer on my SM (hull #248). I have searched on this site and have found that someone used a Haier (but it is 110V and only a 6 lb load) and someone else a Soba (but it is front loading). I would like to replace it with a 220 V 50 Hz machine that washes only and does a similar sized load to the Thomson (10 lb).



I have replaced the control unit on the Thomson once, it worked wonderfully for several years, and now it appears the control unit is gone again. I'm not enthused about replacing the control unit again on a 12 year old unit, but my wife loves the machine as it spins the clothes extremely well, so that the clothes dry very quickly just being hung up on a line.



Any advice welcomed, thanks



Johh Martin

MOON DOG

SM 248

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replacement for Thomson Australe 3 220 V washer

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Hello All,



does anyone have advice for a replacement for the Thomson "Australe 3" 220 V washer/dryer on my SM (hull #248). I have searched on this site and have found that someone used a Haier (but it is 110V and only a 6 lb load) and someone else a Soba (but it is front loading). I would like to replace it with a 220 V 50 Hz machine that washes only and does a similar sized load to the Thomson (10 lb).



I have replaced the control unit on the Thomson once, it worked wonderfully for several years, and now it appears the control unit is gone again. I'm not enthused about replacing the control unit again on a 12 year old unit, but my wife loves the machine as it spins the clothes extremely well, so that the clothes dry very quickly just being hung up on a line.



Any advice welcomed, thanks



Johh Martin

MOON DOG

SM 248

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Re: Security grill for main hatch

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hi Martin:

I am in the process of building the security bars as depicted by Moon Dog. On
my Super Maramu the groove into which the companionway hatch slides up
and down measures 0.4375 inches wide (fore and aft), by 0.59 inches deep
(depth of groove the bars can slide in) and each side is 30.5 inches tall
(top of frame to the cross bar on the sliding hatch in the fully down
position). So I made my bars out of 3/8 inch by 1.5-inch aluminum
bar stock.

Aluminum is quite expensive but stainless would have been too heavy and
probably more expensive.

My error was in not realizing that the opening is NOT SQUARE. In other words
the security frames need to be not rectangular but trapezoidal in shape. That
is, the frames need to be "racked" a bit the vertical sides parallel and the
top and bottom sides parallel but the sides not at 90 degrees to the bottom
and top.

I would recommend making a template out of cardboard or similar material
to get the exact angle that the hatch board makes with the sides (grooved)
portion of the companionway frame. I welded up the assembly to be exactly
square but had to grind off about 1/4th inch of the bottom of each frame
along a bevel to match the companionway opening so that they would fit
properly.

In summary my frames measure 24.75 inches wide, and overall top to
Bottom they are 30.5 inches tall (the overall height of both pieces added
together).

I plan on welding on a bracket with a deadbolt sliding type lock that will
fit the hole in the hatch cover that the Amel lock slides into.

Best regards, Gary Silver,
s/v Liahona
Amel SM #335

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

I am looking for advice from any member who has constructed a security grill for the main hatch.

The intention is to be able to leave the main companionway open to allow night time ventilation at anchor but secure it against unwanted "guests".


Regards,

Martin Bevan
Caduceus Amel 54 #56


Re: [Amel] Security grill for main hatch

Martin <yachtcaduceus@...>
 

Thank you that was just what I was looking for.

Can you advise how you secure the horizontal sliding hatch when the security grills are in position? I can see some other photoghraphs that might be what you use but cannot ascertain the technioque used.

Regards,

Martin Bevan

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, john martin <symoondog@...> wrote:


Look under the folder of photos on this site called "Moon Dog." The security grills (2 pieces) are made from 1/4 x 1 inch flat aluminum, they have to be made in two parts to clear the dodger. Also note the stainless steel bars on all hatches. I have been using these bars on my boats for over 35 years, even on my beloved Chesapeake Bay in the US. It always amazes me how a person would not think of going to sleep at night in his hometown without locking all doors and windows, but will come to a strange, poor, third world country and go to sleep with the front door wide open. John "Moon Dog" SM248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: yachtcaduceus@...
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:50:45 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Security grill for main hatch





I am looking for advice from any member who has constructed a security grill for the main hatch.

The intention is to be able to leave the main companionway open to allow night time ventilation at anchor but secure it against unwanted "guests".

Regards,

Martin Bevan
Caduceus Amel 54 #56





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Re: Chain counter

amelliahona <no_reply@...>
 

Hello all:

My chain counter ceased to work the day before we arrived in Guadeloupe. I sought
out Laurent but was referred to Pochon where they were very helpful. Mine has the
Black display. They asked if my LED was on in the sensor and I wasn't even aware
of this LED. As you know you can look into the side of the sensor housing on the
windlass and if the sensor is working there should be an orange LED lighted.

Mine was not so I purchased a new sensor from Pochon ($US 271.00 with the Euro
to US$ at 0.65 Euro per 1 US$). The two bolts that hold the aft housing on the
windlass are easily removed and once having undone the wires that feed into the
housing I was able to use a sharp screwdriver to work the sensor out of it's
housing. It is only held in place with a 1 inch wide band of RTV (silicone seal)
around the mid-portion of the sensor. The new sensor was installed with the
same rather diminutive amount of RTV and aligned so that the LED could be seen
in the hole in the side of the mounting housing and with the forward face flush
with the housing cutout. Voila, the chain counter works again.

I understand from Pochon that this is a 12 volt device and remains on at all times
with virtually no current draw. If the display is bad the new gray one is about
750 Euros. Pray your display doesn't go out.

I will try and post some photo's later.

Best regards,

Gary Silver
Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Ian & Judy Jenkins <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:


Dear Anne and John,
On 7th May last you emailed details of the website where a replacement chain counter sensor could be bought ( www.ifm.info)
Can I assume that you bought one and fitted it? If so, can you tell me if you have the black display unit or the later , grey, unit? And do you happen to know if the sensor works with both?
Pochon in Guadeloupe reckoned he could see the little LED light working on my existing sensor and that therefore it must be the display unit that was bust ( a black one) but he looked in sunlight and I have subsequently looked after dark and there is no light on the sensor, so I am hoping for a quick fix.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Deshaies
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Re: [Amel] Security grill for main hatch

Martin <yachtcaduceus@...>
 

Thank you that was just what I was looking for.

Can you advise how you secure the horizontal sliding hatch when the security grills are in position? I can see some other photoghraphs that might be what you use but cannot ascertain the technioque used.

Regards,

Martin Bevan

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, john martin <symoondog@...> wrote:


Look under the folder of photos on this site called "Moon Dog." The security grills (2 pieces) are made from 1/4 x 1 inch flat aluminum, they have to be made in two parts to clear the dodger. Also note the stainless steel bars on all hatches. I have been using these bars on my boats for over 35 years, even on my beloved Chesapeake Bay in the US. It always amazes me how a person would not think of going to sleep at night in his hometown without locking all doors and windows, but will come to a strange, poor, third world country and go to sleep with the front door wide open. John "Moon Dog" SM248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: yachtcaduceus@...
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:50:45 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Security grill for main hatch





I am looking for advice from any member who has constructed a security grill for the main hatch.

The intention is to be able to leave the main companionway open to allow night time ventilation at anchor but secure it against unwanted "guests".

Regards,

Martin Bevan
Caduceus Amel 54 #56





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Re: [Amel] Security grill for main hatch

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Look under the folder of photos on this site called "Moon Dog." The security grills (2 pieces) are made from 1/4 x 1 inch flat aluminum, they have to be made in two parts to clear the dodger. Also note the stainless steel bars on all hatches. I have been using these bars on my boats for over 35 years, even on my beloved Chesapeake Bay in the US. It always amazes me how a person would not think of going to sleep at night in his hometown without locking all doors and windows, but will come to a strange, poor, third world country and go to sleep with the front door wide open. John "Moon Dog" SM248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: yachtcaduceus@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 13:50:45 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Security grill for main hatch





I am looking for advice from any member who has constructed a security grill for the main hatch.

The intention is to be able to leave the main companionway open to allow night time ventilation at anchor but secure it against unwanted "guests".

Regards,

Martin Bevan
Caduceus Amel 54 #56





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Re: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric, not much detail...sorry.

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
currently Malaysia

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

Bill,

I saw that link but I can not see the electrical portion of this stove on
the drawing.

Am I missing something?

Thanks for the tip on corrosion x

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite


Re: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

eric freedman
 

Bill,

I saw that link but I can not see the electrical portion of this stove on
the drawing.

Am I missing something?

Thanks for the tip on corrosion x

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of svbebe
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 9:14 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove





Eric,

I uploaded to the files section Eno Owners manual and parts list.pdf It is
in French and English, but it probably is not what you are looking for; and
even if it is the scan quality is poor. For part ordering and other info you
can go to http://service.
<http://service.eno-marine.fr/mod_flash/index.php?id=MzExMA==>
eno-marine.fr/mod_flash/index.php?id=MzExMA==

FYI, I had a problem with the electronic lighter that was easy to solve. The
spring that secures the battery became very slightly corroded; however, it
was not noticeable by just looking at it. I used CorrosionX on the spring
and viola it started working again. BTW, remember that the battery is
inserted + down.

If you do not have a pump bottle of CorrosionX, you should get one. It has
hundreds of uses onboard including corrosion and rust removal, cleaning
electric contacts and even reviving a computer with slightly oxidized ATA
connection pins...the stuff is amazing. I used it on the Onan generator to
solve a no-start problem. The generator would make several clicking sounds,
but the starter would not engage. The actual problem was that some or all of
the connections in the computer-start-safety circuit had too much resistance
because of slight oxidation. Cleaned them all with CorrosionX 2 years ago
and no more starting problems. BTW, I do not own stock in the company, but
maybe I should.

I hope this helps you.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387

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

My battery compartment seems to be mounted inside the unit.

Does anyone have an exploded drawing of this stove?

Fair Winds



Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove





Dimitri,
How do you get to the battery compartment?
Thanks
Fair Winds
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dimitris Krassopoulos
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 3:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

I had the same problem. You do not need to take the stove apart. You have
to
unhang it from the gimbaled system and then clean the contacts of the
battery compartment on the back left side of the stove. Probably it will
work after cleaning the contacts .

Regards

Dimitris

SM 2000 Alma Libre

From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

Hi,

My automatic burner lighter has stopped working (the thing that clicks
when
to depress the igniter button).

The battery is new and the switch is working properly. The battery
contacts
are clean.

I assume I have to take the stove apart. I also do not have a drawing of
the
stove. . Does anyone have a drawing?

Has anyone else had this problem?

How do I take the stove apart?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
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Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
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Subject: [Amel] Hove to and enjoy.

Eric, I don't have a drawing of hoving to.. We simply back wind a shorten
head sail, move the sheet car forward as far as we can. Keep on the sheet
for chafe. We had none. Shorten the main and pull it flat on the center
line. Turn the wheel to windward and tie it off. The boat STOPS. The angle
to the wind is about 50-60 deg. The boat creates it's own slick to
windward
as it drifts. The motion is to slowly move up and down the big seas (25-35
ft.) seas with an easy motion. When the bow comes up to the wind it just
falls off. Over two days of 45-60 kts we moved 75 miles. From time to time
we'd get hit with a wave from the wrong side other then that all was well.
We slept, ate, and rested for two days while the storm blow itself out.

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From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
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Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 12:47 AM

Richard ,

Could you send me a scan of that drawing>

Kimberlite@optonlin e.net

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Steve Constantine

Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:46 PM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: Re: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Richard,

When we bought our boat, there was a hand drawn sketch in the manual
showing

a ketch rig heave-to technique using only the main and mizzen (i.e. no

headsail at all, backwinded main on the traveller, and center line
mizzen).

Have you tried this technique? If so, what is it about the conventional

sloop-style headsail/main technique you prefer?

Has anyone else compared the two techniques? We haven't practiced either,
so

we're interested in the benefits of what works best.

Steve and Donna

Summer Love

SM 340

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To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:45:11 PM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Kent, you are new at this. There are a lot of us that have done this trip

for years. I know the Bahama's look like an easy way, they are NOT>> Once

you get our of Norfolk the winds normally will take you to Bermuda
anyway..

Take advantage of that go east.. When you depart from Bermuda head for 60

degs as you go south. DON't be tricked into a straight line course to St.

Martin.. you head a bit east and when the winds come on your port let them

carry you to St. Martin.. Bring lots of fuel cans as there will be wind or

NONE... Eric carries lots of fuel so do we. You'll need it.. Also be sure
to

get your cook gas cans filled before to take off. USE Herb and be sure to

call in every day he HATES people that don't.. in fact he worries to death

if you don't.. Try hoving two from time to time before you need too. It

works. Back wind the shortened headsail, bring the main on center shorten
it

up to about a #3 reef with a short head sail bring

the wheel to windward and tie off the wheel with the mizzen rolled up.

She'll sit there and all will be well. We have done it in several big

nor'easter and two tropical blows.. It works.. even 35 foot seas. If you

find yourself running before the wind we lay out a big 300 foot u shaped

warp of 3/4 line to slow the boat and keep her steady so the auto pilot

doesn't kill itself. You've got one of the be sea going boats in the
world.

Don't panic and you'll do just fine.

Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209 in Annapolis.

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. . com> wrote:

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:36 PM

Thanks a bunch John. That's what I needed to hear. All I have to do now is

get my SSB working for weather faxes and communications, and get my nerve
up

enough to go to sea for 12 days. I'll probably have to get some
professional

crew since none of my friends are up for that kind of trip yet. I think
I'll

be OK with it if I have reliable weather info.

Where are you getting your shoulder worked on? I'm an anesthesiologist in

North Carolina. Ask for an interscalene block and catheter for postop pain

relief...it' ll make you pretty much pain free for 2-3 days after surgery.

Only other advice on shoulder surgery is to do your PT religiously no
matter

what. Worst thing that can happen is to limit your movement enough that
you

get a frozen shoulder.

Good luck with that.

My phone number is 828 234 6819 (cell). I may give you a call in a week or

two if I haven't made my mind up yet.

Thanks again,

Kent

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com> wrote:

From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 4:15 PM

Kent, I've done that trip many times over the last 35 years. Don't even

think about going the gentlemens route. Its a real tough way to go. You
will

spend a lot of time waiting for weather, like months, And motoring most of

the time into big seas. Bite the bullet,head to Bermuda to get your
easting

in, and then head for St, Martin's. You'l be there in 12 days. If you go
to

the Virgins first you will have a 80 mile bash to windward to get to St,

Martin's, Better to pick up the Virgins on the way back. Also stop in the

Bahamas on the way back, they are warm and beautiful in the springtime but

are terrible in the winter. You should also consider the Caribbean 1500.

They leave from Hampton Va, on the 2nd of Nov. Well organized with weather

routing etc. I wouldn't leave the Chesapeake before the first week in
Nov.{

think hurricane.} Going to Savannah is good because they don't get

hurricanes, but you are going west when you want to go east. The
Gentlemens

guide is a wonderful book, I have read it twice. He's a great writer. I'm

going to the States for a shoulder opperation this week so will have
plenty

of time to talk while recovering. E-mail me your phone no. if you need any

more help.symoondog@ hotmail.com John "moon Dog" sm248

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

From: karkauai@yahoo. com

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:27:36 +0000

Subject: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Hi, all,

I'm making plans for the trip South from the Chesapeake to the Caribbean
and

thought I'd ask for some advice. I've done a few 3-5 day offshore trips

across the Gulf and up the coast, but haven't tackled the trip South yet.

From what I've read a lot of people sail out to Bermuda, then South to
avoid

the upwind beat from the Bahamas down the chain, but I still don't have my

SSB working (or have a good way to get weather that far offshore) I'm

working on that, but haven't had much luck yet. I have a week in Oct that
I

could take her down to Savannah, then a month from mid Nov to mid Dec.
I've

ordered the book "A Gentleman's Guide to Passages South", but wanted some

advice from folks who've been there and done that. Just how "bad" are the

two approaches to getting to the BVI from the E Coast?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Kent

"Kristy" SM 243

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Re: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Eric,

I uploaded to the files section Eno Owners manual and parts list.pdf It is in French and English, but it probably is not what you are looking for; and even if it is the scan quality is poor. For part ordering and other info you can go to http://service.eno-marine.fr/mod_flash/index.php?id=MzExMA==

FYI, I had a problem with the electronic lighter that was easy to solve. The spring that secures the battery became very slightly corroded; however, it was not noticeable by just looking at it. I used CorrosionX on the spring and viola it started working again. BTW, remember that the battery is inserted + down.

If you do not have a pump bottle of CorrosionX, you should get one. It has hundreds of uses onboard including corrosion and rust removal, cleaning electric contacts and even reviving a computer with slightly oxidized ATA connection pins...the stuff is amazing. I used it on the Onan generator to solve a no-start problem. The generator would make several clicking sounds, but the starter would not engage. The actual problem was that some or all of the connections in the computer-start-safety circuit had too much resistance because of slight oxidation. Cleaned them all with CorrosionX 2 years ago and no more starting problems. BTW, I do not own stock in the company, but maybe I should.

I hope this helps you.

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387

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

My battery compartment seems to be mounted inside the unit.

Does anyone have an exploded drawing of this stove?

Fair Winds



Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove





Dimitri,
How do you get to the battery compartment?
Thanks
Fair Winds
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dimitris Krassopoulos
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 3:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

I had the same problem. You do not need to take the stove apart. You have to
unhang it from the gimbaled system and then clean the contacts of the
battery compartment on the back left side of the stove. Probably it will
work after cleaning the contacts .

Regards

Dimitris

SM 2000 Alma Libre

From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

Hi,

My automatic burner lighter has stopped working (the thing that clicks when
to depress the igniter button).

The battery is new and the switch is working properly. The battery contacts
are clean.

I assume I have to take the stove apart. I also do not have a drawing of the
stove. . Does anyone have a drawing?

Has anyone else had this problem?

How do I take the stove apart?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Hove to and enjoy.

Eric, I don't have a drawing of hoving to.. We simply back wind a shorten
head sail, move the sheet car forward as far as we can. Keep on the sheet
for chafe. We had none. Shorten the main and pull it flat on the center
line. Turn the wheel to windward and tie it off. The boat STOPS. The angle
to the wind is about 50-60 deg. The boat creates it's own slick to windward
as it drifts. The motion is to slowly move up and down the big seas (25-35
ft.) seas with an easy motion. When the bow comes up to the wind it just
falls off. Over two days of 45-60 kts we moved 75 miles. From time to time
we'd get hit with a wave from the wrong side other then that all was well.
We slept, ate, and rested for two days while the storm blow itself out.

--- On Sun, 9/27/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 12:47 AM

Richard ,

Could you send me a scan of that drawing>

Kimberlite@optonlin e.net

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Steve Constantine

Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:46 PM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: Re: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Richard,

When we bought our boat, there was a hand drawn sketch in the manual showing

a ketch rig heave-to technique using only the main and mizzen (i.e. no

headsail at all, backwinded main on the traveller, and center line mizzen).

Have you tried this technique? If so, what is it about the conventional

sloop-style headsail/main technique you prefer?

Has anyone else compared the two techniques? We haven't practiced either, so

we're interested in the benefits of what works best.

Steve and Donna

Summer Love

SM 340

____________ _________ _________ __

From: Richard Piller <richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo. com>

yahoo.com>

To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:45:11 PM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Kent, you are new at this. There are a lot of us that have done this trip

for years. I know the Bahama's look like an easy way, they are NOT>> Once

you get our of Norfolk the winds normally will take you to Bermuda anyway..

Take advantage of that go east.. When you depart from Bermuda head for 60

degs as you go south. DON't be tricked into a straight line course to St.

Martin.. you head a bit east and when the winds come on your port let them

carry you to St. Martin.. Bring lots of fuel cans as there will be wind or

NONE... Eric carries lots of fuel so do we. You'll need it.. Also be sure to

get your cook gas cans filled before to take off. USE Herb and be sure to

call in every day he HATES people that don't.. in fact he worries to death

if you don't.. Try hoving two from time to time before you need too. It

works. Back wind the shortened headsail, bring the main on center shorten it

up to about a #3 reef with a short head sail bring

the wheel to windward and tie off the wheel with the mizzen rolled up.

She'll sit there and all will be well. We have done it in several big

nor'easter and two tropical blows.. It works.. even 35 foot seas. If you

find yourself running before the wind we lay out a big 300 foot u shaped

warp of 3/4 line to slow the boat and keep her steady so the auto pilot

doesn't kill itself. You've got one of the be sea going boats in the world.

Don't panic and you'll do just fine.

Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209 in Annapolis.

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. . com> wrote:

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:36 PM

Thanks a bunch John. That's what I needed to hear. All I have to do now is

get my SSB working for weather faxes and communications, and get my nerve up

enough to go to sea for 12 days. I'll probably have to get some professional

crew since none of my friends are up for that kind of trip yet. I think I'll

be OK with it if I have reliable weather info.

Where are you getting your shoulder worked on? I'm an anesthesiologist in

North Carolina. Ask for an interscalene block and catheter for postop pain

relief...it' ll make you pretty much pain free for 2-3 days after surgery.

Only other advice on shoulder surgery is to do your PT religiously no matter

what. Worst thing that can happen is to limit your movement enough that you

get a frozen shoulder.

Good luck with that.

My phone number is 828 234 6819 (cell). I may give you a call in a week or

two if I haven't made my mind up yet.

Thanks again,

Kent

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com> wrote:

From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 4:15 PM

Kent, I've done that trip many times over the last 35 years. Don't even

think about going the gentlemens route. Its a real tough way to go. You will

spend a lot of time waiting for weather, like months, And motoring most of

the time into big seas. Bite the bullet,head to Bermuda to get your easting

in, and then head for St, Martin's. You'l be there in 12 days. If you go to

the Virgins first you will have a 80 mile bash to windward to get to St,

Martin's, Better to pick up the Virgins on the way back. Also stop in the

Bahamas on the way back, they are warm and beautiful in the springtime but

are terrible in the winter. You should also consider the Caribbean 1500.

They leave from Hampton Va, on the 2nd of Nov. Well organized with weather

routing etc. I wouldn't leave the Chesapeake before the first week in Nov.{

think hurricane.} Going to Savannah is good because they don't get

hurricanes, but you are going west when you want to go east. The Gentlemens

guide is a wonderful book, I have read it twice. He's a great writer. I'm

going to the States for a shoulder opperation this week so will have plenty

of time to talk while recovering. E-mail me your phone no. if you need any

more help.symoondog@ hotmail.com John "moon Dog" sm248

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

From: karkauai@yahoo. com

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:27:36 +0000

Subject: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Hi, all,

I'm making plans for the trip South from the Chesapeake to the Caribbean and

thought I'd ask for some advice. I've done a few 3-5 day offshore trips

across the Gulf and up the coast, but haven't tackled the trip South yet.

From what I've read a lot of people sail out to Bermuda, then South to
avoid

the upwind beat from the Bahamas down the chain, but I still don't have my

SSB working (or have a good way to get weather that far offshore) I'm

working on that, but haven't had much luck yet. I have a week in Oct that I

could take her down to Savannah, then a month from mid Nov to mid Dec. I've

ordered the book "A Gentleman's Guide to Passages South", but wanted some

advice from folks who've been there and done that. Just how "bad" are the

two approaches to getting to the BVI from the E Coast?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Kent

"Kristy" SM 243

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Re: [Amel] Anti-foul Removal

Steve Constantine <svsummerlove@...>
 

I haven't used this on my AMEL, but have experience with it on a previous boat. Marine Peel-Away is a very good, and environmentally safe way to remove bottom paint. It's safe for gelcoat, and even varnish from most woods. Be careful to buy the correct one though. There are several "versions" of it and all aren't safe on the same surfaces (example: some work on concrete, and are a lot more powerful).

It uses a method of applying a thick layer of slow-drying solvent gel, which is then covered with special paper (supplied with the kit). The paper prevents the solvent from drying out, and at the same time absorbs the multiple layers of old paint. After about 24 hours, you peel the paper off, and all the layers of paint come with it. You just roll it up and put it in the appropriate recycling receptacle. There may be some patches of paint left, but it's easily removed with a second spot application. It's a LOT easier, safer, neater and cleaner than any other method I've ever used.

The one major downside is it's very expensive. Probably still a lot cheaper than the government fine for spilling 5 gallons of liquid paint remover and 10 layers of old paint into the harbor though.

http://www.dumondchemicals.com/html/peelaway.htm

Steve
s/v Summer Love
SM 340



________________________________
From: Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@yahoo.co.uk>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, February 25, 2010 12:31:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Anti-foul Removal


I tried Dilunett, it works without damage to the gelcoat. But, just to be on the safe side, I'd still wash the hull down afterwards.

Coppercoat is great, even in Med waters.

Horst

____________ _________ _________ __
From: paraic44 <paraic44@yahoo. com>
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thu, 25 February, 2010 12:55:33
Subject: [Amel] Anti-foul Removal

We intend to coppercoat our hull and in these recessionary times we are considering doing the work ourselves. We seek advice as to the most effective method of anti-foul removal, and wonder if strong caustic might do the trick, or would it damage the gel ?.


Security grill for main hatch

Martin <yachtcaduceus@...>
 

I am looking for advice from any member who has constructed a security grill for the main hatch.

The intention is to be able to leave the main companionway open to allow night time ventilation at anchor but secure it against unwanted "guests".


Regards,

Martin Bevan
Caduceus Amel 54 #56


Re: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

Dimitris Krassopoulos <dkra@...>
 

Eric,



When you are going to remove the stove from the gimbal you are going to see
the screws that hold the battery compartment of the stove which is
accessible from outside that was my point sorry for the misunderstanding.



Diimitris

SM2000 alma Libre



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 6:44 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove





My battery compartment seems to be mounted inside the unit.

Does anyone have an exploded drawing of this stove?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

Dimitri,
How do you get to the battery compartment?
Thanks
Fair Winds
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dimitris Krassopoulos
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 3:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

I had the same problem. You do not need to take the stove apart. You have to
unhang it from the gimbaled system and then clean the contacts of the
battery compartment on the back left side of the stove. Probably it will
work after cleaning the contacts .

Regards

Dimitris

SM 2000 Alma Libre

From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

Hi,

My automatic burner lighter has stopped working (the thing that clicks when
to depress the igniter button).

The battery is new and the switch is working properly. The battery contacts
are clean.

I assume I have to take the stove apart. I also do not have a drawing of the
stove. . Does anyone have a drawing?

Has anyone else had this problem?

How do I take the stove apart?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Hove to and enjoy.

Eric, I don't have a drawing of hoving to.. We simply back wind a shorten
head sail, move the sheet car forward as far as we can. Keep on the sheet
for chafe. We had none. Shorten the main and pull it flat on the center
line. Turn the wheel to windward and tie it off. The boat STOPS. The angle
to the wind is about 50-60 deg. The boat creates it's own slick to windward
as it drifts. The motion is to slowly move up and down the big seas (25-35
ft.) seas with an easy motion. When the bow comes up to the wind it just
falls off. Over two days of 45-60 kts we moved 75 miles. From time to time
we'd get hit with a wave from the wrong side other then that all was well.
We slept, ate, and rested for two days while the storm blow itself out.

--- On Sun, 9/27/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net> wrote:

From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 12:47 AM

Richard ,

Could you send me a scan of that drawing>

Kimberlite@optonlin e.net

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

_____

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Steve Constantine

Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:46 PM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: Re: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Richard,

When we bought our boat, there was a hand drawn sketch in the manual showing

a ketch rig heave-to technique using only the main and mizzen (i.e. no

headsail at all, backwinded main on the traveller, and center line mizzen).

Have you tried this technique? If so, what is it about the conventional

sloop-style headsail/main technique you prefer?

Has anyone else compared the two techniques? We haven't practiced either, so

we're interested in the benefits of what works best.

Steve and Donna

Summer Love

SM 340

____________ _________ _________ __

From: Richard Piller <richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo. com>

yahoo.com>

To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

yahoogroups. com

Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:45:11 PM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Kent, you are new at this. There are a lot of us that have done this trip

for years. I know the Bahama's look like an easy way, they are NOT>> Once

you get our of Norfolk the winds normally will take you to Bermuda anyway..

Take advantage of that go east.. When you depart from Bermuda head for 60

degs as you go south. DON't be tricked into a straight line course to St.

Martin.. you head a bit east and when the winds come on your port let them

carry you to St. Martin.. Bring lots of fuel cans as there will be wind or

NONE... Eric carries lots of fuel so do we. You'll need it.. Also be sure to

get your cook gas cans filled before to take off. USE Herb and be sure to

call in every day he HATES people that don't.. in fact he worries to death

if you don't.. Try hoving two from time to time before you need too. It

works. Back wind the shortened headsail, bring the main on center shorten it

up to about a #3 reef with a short head sail bring

the wheel to windward and tie off the wheel with the mizzen rolled up.

She'll sit there and all will be well. We have done it in several big

nor'easter and two tropical blows.. It works.. even 35 foot seas. If you

find yourself running before the wind we lay out a big 300 foot u shaped

warp of 3/4 line to slow the boat and keep her steady so the auto pilot

doesn't kill itself. You've got one of the be sea going boats in the world.

Don't panic and you'll do just fine.

Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209 in Annapolis.

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. . com> wrote:

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:36 PM

Thanks a bunch John. That's what I needed to hear. All I have to do now is

get my SSB working for weather faxes and communications, and get my nerve up

enough to go to sea for 12 days. I'll probably have to get some professional

crew since none of my friends are up for that kind of trip yet. I think I'll

be OK with it if I have reliable weather info.

Where are you getting your shoulder worked on? I'm an anesthesiologist in

North Carolina. Ask for an interscalene block and catheter for postop pain

relief...it' ll make you pretty much pain free for 2-3 days after surgery.

Only other advice on shoulder surgery is to do your PT religiously no matter

what. Worst thing that can happen is to limit your movement enough that you

get a frozen shoulder.

Good luck with that.

My phone number is 828 234 6819 (cell). I may give you a call in a week or

two if I haven't made my mind up yet.

Thanks again,

Kent

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com> wrote:

From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 4:15 PM

Kent, I've done that trip many times over the last 35 years. Don't even

think about going the gentlemens route. Its a real tough way to go. You will

spend a lot of time waiting for weather, like months, And motoring most of

the time into big seas. Bite the bullet,head to Bermuda to get your easting

in, and then head for St, Martin's. You'l be there in 12 days. If you go to

the Virgins first you will have a 80 mile bash to windward to get to St,

Martin's, Better to pick up the Virgins on the way back. Also stop in the

Bahamas on the way back, they are warm and beautiful in the springtime but

are terrible in the winter. You should also consider the Caribbean 1500.

They leave from Hampton Va, on the 2nd of Nov. Well organized with weather

routing etc. I wouldn't leave the Chesapeake before the first week in Nov.{

think hurricane.} Going to Savannah is good because they don't get

hurricanes, but you are going west when you want to go east. The Gentlemens

guide is a wonderful book, I have read it twice. He's a great writer. I'm

going to the States for a shoulder opperation this week so will have plenty

of time to talk while recovering. E-mail me your phone no. if you need any

more help.symoondog@ hotmail.com John "moon Dog" sm248

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

From: karkauai@yahoo. com

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:27:36 +0000

Subject: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Hi, all,

I'm making plans for the trip South from the Chesapeake to the Caribbean and

thought I'd ask for some advice. I've done a few 3-5 day offshore trips

across the Gulf and up the coast, but haven't tackled the trip South yet.

From what I've read a lot of people sail out to Bermuda, then South to
avoid

the upwind beat from the Bahamas down the chain, but I still don't have my

SSB working (or have a good way to get weather that far offshore) I'm

working on that, but haven't had much luck yet. I have a week in Oct that I

could take her down to Savannah, then a month from mid Nov to mid Dec. I've

ordered the book "A Gentleman's Guide to Passages South", but wanted some

advice from folks who've been there and done that. Just how "bad" are the

two approaches to getting to the BVI from the E Coast?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Kent

"Kristy" SM 243

____________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _________ _

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Re: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

eric freedman
 

My battery compartment seems to be mounted inside the unit.

Does anyone have an exploded drawing of this stove?

Fair Winds



Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite







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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of kimberlite
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:40 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove





Dimitri,
How do you get to the battery compartment?
Thanks
Fair Winds
Eric

-----Original Message-----
From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Dimitris Krassopoulos
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 3:02 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

I had the same problem. You do not need to take the stove apart. You have to
unhang it from the gimbaled system and then clean the contacts of the
battery compartment on the back left side of the stove. Probably it will
work after cleaning the contacts .

Regards

Dimitris

SM 2000 Alma Libre

From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
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Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 9:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Eno 4 burner Stove

Hi,

My automatic burner lighter has stopped working (the thing that clicks when
to depress the igniter button).

The battery is new and the switch is working properly. The battery contacts
are clean.

I assume I have to take the stove apart. I also do not have a drawing of the
stove. . Does anyone have a drawing?

Has anyone else had this problem?

How do I take the stove apart?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
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<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
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<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2009 3:29 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Hove to and enjoy.

Eric, I don't have a drawing of hoving to.. We simply back wind a shorten
head sail, move the sheet car forward as far as we can. Keep on the sheet
for chafe. We had none. Shorten the main and pull it flat on the center
line. Turn the wheel to windward and tie it off. The boat STOPS. The angle
to the wind is about 50-60 deg. The boat creates it's own slick to windward
as it drifts. The motion is to slowly move up and down the big seas (25-35
ft.) seas with an easy motion. When the bow comes up to the wind it just
falls off. Over two days of 45-60 kts we moved 75 miles. From time to time
we'd get hit with a wave from the wrong side other then that all was well.
We slept, ate, and rested for two days while the storm blow itself out.

--- On Sun, 9/27/09, kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin
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From: kimberlite <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net>
Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009, 12:47 AM

Richard ,

Could you send me a scan of that drawing>

Kimberlite@optonlin e.net

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Steve Constantine

Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2009 3:46 PM

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Subject: Re: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Richard,

When we bought our boat, there was a hand drawn sketch in the manual showing

a ketch rig heave-to technique using only the main and mizzen (i.e. no

headsail at all, backwinded main on the traveller, and center line mizzen).

Have you tried this technique? If so, what is it about the conventional

sloop-style headsail/main technique you prefer?

Has anyone else compared the two techniques? We haven't practiced either, so

we're interested in the benefits of what works best.

Steve and Donna

Summer Love

SM 340

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From: Richard Piller <richard03801@ <mailto:richard0380 1%40yahoo. com>

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To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtow ners%40yahoogrou ps.com>

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Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:45:11 PM

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Kent, you are new at this. There are a lot of us that have done this trip

for years. I know the Bahama's look like an easy way, they are NOT>> Once

you get our of Norfolk the winds normally will take you to Bermuda anyway..

Take advantage of that go east.. When you depart from Bermuda head for 60

degs as you go south. DON't be tricked into a straight line course to St.

Martin.. you head a bit east and when the winds come on your port let them

carry you to St. Martin.. Bring lots of fuel cans as there will be wind or

NONE... Eric carries lots of fuel so do we. You'll need it.. Also be sure to

get your cook gas cans filled before to take off. USE Herb and be sure to

call in every day he HATES people that don't.. in fact he worries to death

if you don't.. Try hoving two from time to time before you need too. It

works. Back wind the shortened headsail, bring the main on center shorten it

up to about a #3 reef with a short head sail bring

the wheel to windward and tie off the wheel with the mizzen rolled up.

She'll sit there and all will be well. We have done it in several big

nor'easter and two tropical blows.. It works.. even 35 foot seas. If you

find yourself running before the wind we lay out a big 300 foot u shaped

warp of 3/4 line to slow the boat and keep her steady so the auto pilot

doesn't kill itself. You've got one of the be sea going boats in the world.

Don't panic and you'll do just fine.

Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209 in Annapolis.

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. . com> wrote:

From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@yahoo. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:36 PM

Thanks a bunch John. That's what I needed to hear. All I have to do now is

get my SSB working for weather faxes and communications, and get my nerve up

enough to go to sea for 12 days. I'll probably have to get some professional

crew since none of my friends are up for that kind of trip yet. I think I'll

be OK with it if I have reliable weather info.

Where are you getting your shoulder worked on? I'm an anesthesiologist in

North Carolina. Ask for an interscalene block and catheter for postop pain

relief...it' ll make you pretty much pain free for 2-3 days after surgery.

Only other advice on shoulder surgery is to do your PT religiously no matter

what. Worst thing that can happen is to limit your movement enough that you

get a frozen shoulder.

Good luck with that.

My phone number is 828 234 6819 (cell). I may give you a call in a week or

two if I haven't made my mind up yet.

Thanks again,

Kent

--- On Tue, 9/8/09, john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com> wrote:

From: john martin <symoondog@hotmail. com>

Subject: RE: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

To: "Amel YAHOO GROUP" <amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 4:15 PM

Kent, I've done that trip many times over the last 35 years. Don't even

think about going the gentlemens route. Its a real tough way to go. You will

spend a lot of time waiting for weather, like months, And motoring most of

the time into big seas. Bite the bullet,head to Bermuda to get your easting

in, and then head for St, Martin's. You'l be there in 12 days. If you go to

the Virgins first you will have a 80 mile bash to windward to get to St,

Martin's, Better to pick up the Virgins on the way back. Also stop in the

Bahamas on the way back, they are warm and beautiful in the springtime but

are terrible in the winter. You should also consider the Caribbean 1500.

They leave from Hampton Va, on the 2nd of Nov. Well organized with weather

routing etc. I wouldn't leave the Chesapeake before the first week in Nov.{

think hurricane.} Going to Savannah is good because they don't get

hurricanes, but you are going west when you want to go east. The Gentlemens

guide is a wonderful book, I have read it twice. He's a great writer. I'm

going to the States for a shoulder opperation this week so will have plenty

of time to talk while recovering. E-mail me your phone no. if you need any

more help.symoondog@ hotmail.com John "moon Dog" sm248

To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com

From: karkauai@yahoo. com

Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2009 14:27:36 +0000

Subject: [Amel] Heading South for the Winter

Hi, all,

I'm making plans for the trip South from the Chesapeake to the Caribbean and

thought I'd ask for some advice. I've done a few 3-5 day offshore trips

across the Gulf and up the coast, but haven't tackled the trip South yet.

From what I've read a lot of people sail out to Bermuda, then South to
avoid

the upwind beat from the Bahamas down the chain, but I still don't have my

SSB working (or have a good way to get weather that far offshore) I'm

working on that, but haven't had much luck yet. I have a week in Oct that I

could take her down to Savannah, then a month from mid Nov to mid Dec. I've

ordered the book "A Gentleman's Guide to Passages South", but wanted some

advice from folks who've been there and done that. Just how "bad" are the

two approaches to getting to the BVI from the E Coast?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Kent

"Kristy" SM 243

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Re: [Amel] Anti-foul Removal

Hayden Wills <hayden.wills@...>
 

Great observation and pictures Bill. The topics, especially the S.E. Asian ones I know so well, are better than any petri dish or laboratory incubator for making things grow.

Best wishes.
Hayden


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


Re: [Amel] Anti-foul Removal

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Paul and all,

I have heard all of the hype regarding Coppercoat, but want to caution you regarding the tropics.

Although my evidence and conclusion are not scientific, I happen to be in a situation where a reasonable conclusion can be made that Coppercoat does not perform well in the tropics.

We arrived in Malaysia near the equator in Nov 2009. A catamaran arrived about the same time. We each had antifouling done in April 2009...us in New Zealand with Micron66, the cat in Australia with Coppercoat. We have each not moved since we are both doing land travels in Asia. The cat has about 1" of thick marine growth including barnacles. We have a slight scum film.

See the photo at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/amelyachtowners/photos/album/643381218/pic/861810734/view?picmode=large&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&dir=asc

I hope this will help you.

Best,

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

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...> wrote:


Horst
Do you know if the Coppercoat works in the Caribbean. We are seriousely considering this option. We met a person in St Lucia who was having it removed as he said it didn't work in the Caribbean and he had it put on in the states.
Does anyone have experience with this product or CUPTONE that they market in Grenada?


Re: [Amel] 8 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE

Vicente Pereda Hernández <VPEREDA@...>
 

OK I will try to check the control of mizzen from the dingy look likes
to me the more suitable option being alone.
Thanks for the help
VICENTE

El 24/02/2010, a las 17:36, Horst Pause escribió:

Hi Bob,
First hoist the mizzen boom end with its topping lift. Then I open
the fasteners of the motor on the wooden board and attach the lower
block to the top of the engine. Now take the free end of the sheet
down to the dinghy, lift the motor and swing it out. Lower it to the
dinghy transom and close the fasteners. Re-do the mizzen now or wait
until you lift the motor back up again.

Horst

________________________________
From: rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@gmail.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wed, 24 February, 2010 16:16:11
Subject: Re: [Amel] 8 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE

Horst,
Sounds interesting. Could you elaborate on this? Where do you run
the sheet exactly?

Bob

--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, Horst Pause
<horst.puddleduck@ ...> wrote:

I have always lowered my outboard on my own. I undo the mizzen
sheet at the traveller and lower the motor with that, controlling
the mizzen sheet from the dinghy. Very easy, and it even works in a
bit of a roll. Horst




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From: Vicente Pereda Hernández <VPEREDA@... >
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Wed, 24 February, 2010 5:40:00
Subject: Re: [Amel] 8 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE

Thanks Dimitris, I have clear the procedure to do it with two
persons
but the idea is to handle it only one person and in my understanding
should be made from the dingy and this is the problem.
VICENTE


El 23/02/2010, a las 13:53, Dimitris Krassopoulos escribió:

I have the same engine on my SM2000. The best is to attached to
rings on the
metal side of the motor so you can hang the motor from there is
very
helpful. The second is to find in your boat the rope with two inox
shackles
that you put on the rings on the motor and you put the put through
the two
rollers on the mizzen boom. The end of the rope has a small loop
and
you
attach this to the halyard used for the passarele by this way you
can pull
up the motor with the winch and release it to the dinghy by moving
the boom
over the dinghy and lower the motor. It is better to try the
procedure
without swell. I put a rope from the back of the dinghy to the
boat
to fix
it alongside the side of the boat.

From: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Vicente
Pereda
Hernandez
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 2:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [Amel] 8 HP OUTBOARD ENGINE

Hello everybody, I have a new outboard 8 hp engine in my
Supermaramu
(AILAMA). I am looking for a procedure to put the engine in the
dingy
by myself. It weight 40 Kg and I do not Know the proper
procedure to
do it. Does anybody Know the procedure?.
THANKS in advance
VICENTE PEREDA
SM 107 AILAMA

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Re: [Amel] Anti-foul Removal

Paul LaFrance <pflafrance@...>
 

Horst
Do you know if the Coppercoat works in the Caribbean. We are seriousely considering this option. We met a person in St Lucia who was having it removed as he said it didn't work in the Caribbean and he had it put on in the states.
Does anyone have experience with this product or CUPTONE that they market in Grenada?

Paul LaFrance
SV NOMAD


To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: horst.puddleduck@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2010 16:31:58 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] Anti-foul Removal




























I tried Dilunett, it works without damage to the gelcoat. But, just to be on the safe side, I'd still wash the hull down afterwards.



Coppercoat is great, even in Med waters.



Horst



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From: paraic44 <paraic44@yahoo.com>

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Thu, 25 February, 2010 12:55:33

Subject: [Amel] Anti-foul Removal



We intend to coppercoat our hull and in these recessionary times we are considering doing the work ourselves. We seek advice as to the most effective method of anti-foul removal, and wonder if strong caustic might do the trick, or would it damage the gel ?.



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Re: [Amel] Anti-foul Removal

Horst Pause <horst.puddleduck@...>
 

I tried Dilunett, it works without damage to the gelcoat. But, just to be on the safe side, I'd still wash the hull down afterwards.

Coppercoat is great, even in Med waters.

Horst




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From: paraic44 <paraic44@yahoo.com>
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thu, 25 February, 2010 12:55:33
Subject: [Amel] Anti-foul Removal


We intend to coppercoat our hull and in these recessionary times we are considering doing the work ourselves. We seek advice as to the most effective method of anti-foul removal, and wonder if strong caustic might do the trick, or would it damage the gel ?.







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