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Re: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

richard03801@...
 

When looking in Chandler in Med coast France Spain and Italy as well as many places in the Carib it was hard enough to find size 31 lead batteries let alone AMG's.
Richard on SM209
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-----Original Message-----
From: David Mackintosh <dlm48@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 2010 13:54:25
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

REALLY NEVER found out of the USA please!!!!!

http://www.optimabattery.co.uk/

http://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?page=Batteries_Specialist.html

http://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?product=Batteries_Specialist!Optima_Blue_Top

regards

David



On 31 January 2010 12:26, <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:



When we have been sailing in the Med we had a lead acid battery go bad.
Getting 31 series lead acid replacements was hard to do on Elba. When we
asked about AMG batteries they looked at us as if we came from the moon.
Going AMG is A VERY HIGH RISK choice given the limited benefits of fast
charge you are better off adding a solar panel or wind gen.
As Eric pointed out once outside the U.S. Finding a replacement will NEVER
happen.
Good luck. Richard and Joan SM209
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From: "svsummerlove" <svsummerlove@yahoo.com <svsummerlove%40yahoo.com>>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:49:25
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>>
Subject: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

Has anyone replaced their batteries with the Optima Bluetop AGMs? They're
expensive, but the hype seems to indicate the long term payback is worth the
initial cost. Their testimonials are mostly from bass fishermen who are
using electric trolling motors, etc. and don't really apply to cruising.
They also seem to be either very happy with the batteries, or hate them...no
in between. Any experience from the forum would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve
Summer Love
340



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Re: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

David Mackintosh <dlm48@...>
 

On 31 January 2010 12:26, <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:



When we have been sailing in the Med we had a lead acid battery go bad.
Getting 31 series lead acid replacements was hard to do on Elba. When we
asked about AMG batteries they looked at us as if we came from the moon.
Going AMG is A VERY HIGH RISK choice given the limited benefits of fast
charge you are better off adding a solar panel or wind gen.
As Eric pointed out once outside the U.S. Finding a replacement will NEVER
happen.
Good luck. Richard and Joan SM209
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-----Original Message-----
From: "svsummerlove" <svsummerlove@yahoo.com <svsummerlove%40yahoo.com>>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:49:25
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>>
Subject: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

Has anyone replaced their batteries with the Optima Bluetop AGMs? They're
expensive, but the hype seems to indicate the long term payback is worth the
initial cost. Their testimonials are mostly from bass fishermen who are
using electric trolling motors, etc. and don't really apply to cruising.
They also seem to be either very happy with the batteries, or hate them...no
in between. Any experience from the forum would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve
Summer Love
340







Re: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

David Mackintosh <dlm48@...>
 

REALLY NEVER found out of the USA please!!!!!

http://www.optimabattery.co.uk/

http://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?page=Batteries_Specialist.html

http://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/cgi-bin/megastore/commerce.cgi?product=Batteries_Specialist!Optima_Blue_Top

regards

David



On 31 January 2010 12:26, <richard03801@yahoo.com> wrote:



When we have been sailing in the Med we had a lead acid battery go bad.
Getting 31 series lead acid replacements was hard to do on Elba. When we
asked about AMG batteries they looked at us as if we came from the moon.
Going AMG is A VERY HIGH RISK choice given the limited benefits of fast
charge you are better off adding a solar panel or wind gen.
As Eric pointed out once outside the U.S. Finding a replacement will NEVER
happen.
Good luck. Richard and Joan SM209
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

-----Original Message-----
From: "svsummerlove" <svsummerlove@yahoo.com <svsummerlove%40yahoo.com>>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:49:25
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>>
Subject: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

Has anyone replaced their batteries with the Optima Bluetop AGMs? They're
expensive, but the hype seems to indicate the long term payback is worth the
initial cost. Their testimonials are mostly from bass fishermen who are
using electric trolling motors, etc. and don't really apply to cruising.
They also seem to be either very happy with the batteries, or hate them...no
in between. Any experience from the forum would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve
Summer Love
340



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Re: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

richard03801@...
 

When we have been sailing in the Med we had a lead acid battery go bad. Getting 31 series lead acid replacements was hard to do on Elba. When we asked about AMG batteries they looked at us as if we came from the moon. Going AMG is A VERY HIGH RISK choice given the limited benefits of fast charge you are better off adding a solar panel or wind gen.
As Eric pointed out once outside the U.S. Finding a replacement will NEVER happen.
Good luck. Richard and Joan SM209
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

-----Original Message-----
From: "svsummerlove" <svsummerlove@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:49:25
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

Has anyone replaced their batteries with the Optima Bluetop AGMs? They're expensive, but the hype seems to indicate the long term payback is worth the initial cost. Their testimonials are mostly from bass fishermen who are using electric trolling motors, etc. and don't really apply to cruising. They also seem to be either very happy with the batteries, or hate them...no in between. Any experience from the forum would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve
Summer Love
340


Re: [Amel] Replacement Main Sail

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Murray,

You asked for an opinion. Like most, I have several.

We have experienced chaffing near the leech in two places on #387. Each spot is where the tri-radial sections are joined horizontally. At these two spots the thickness of the furled mainsail is greater. I assume that chaffing may be occurring because the groove on the main mast is not quite wide enough. I had considered replacing our sails with battened sails from Demi Voiles in France, but have decided that adding battens to the equation is not really in the cards when it is a little tight without them.

Secondly, I would urge you not to take action on a mast modification based on any opinions. I believe what you suggest is an engineering study and I am not sure if you could find all of the specifications needed to perform a proper analysis.

Lastly, most of the Amel modifications I have seen tend to devalue the boat.

I hope this helps, but it is just opinions!

Best,

Bill
s/v BeBe, SM2, #387
halfway around - currently Malaysia


Re: [Amel] Replacement Main Sail

murray k. seidel <mseidel@...>
 

Re battened main- sm349 had movable battens from Doyle. Do not do this. I took them out and put in long thin vertical battens in Ft. Lauderdale. The ends at the leech tore out on trip from Ft Lauderdale to Wilmington NC. I had Paul Lockwood , Omar Sails in Beaufort. The real answer to the problem is to (1) widen the groove in the back of the mast to fit a slightly bigger batten and to stop the sail jamming in it or (2) use the boom roller furling systems. What do all of you think of (1). Would 3/8 inch on each side weaken the mast? Or ¼ off each side and replace the edge guard of course. Murray Seidel.



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Kent Robertson
Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2010 5:56 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Replacement Main Sail





I had a new vertical battened sail built for my SM 243 and am very happy with it's shape and performance. As long as you keep the boom perpendicular to the mast when furling and unfurling there isn't any problem.

Kent
Kristy
SM243

--- On Wed, 1/20/10, paraic44 <paraic44@yahoo.com <mailto:paraic44%40yahoo.com> > wrote:

From: paraic44 <paraic44@yahoo.com <mailto:paraic44%40yahoo.com> >
Subject: [Amel] Replacement Main Sail
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 1:34 PM



We requested a quote for a replacement Gateff main sail for our 1998 SM from Doyle Sails. One option offered was a quote for a battened sail. We would be pleased to accept advice from whosoever has experience of vertical battens on inmast furling sails

Myra & Paraic
SV Saol Eile
SM 228

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Re: [Amel] loose furling knob on mizzen

murray k. seidel <mseidel@...>
 

RER: doughnut on the mizzen furler. Sundance # 349 did the sane. All fixes failed until We taped a screw through the aluminum into the doughnut. Never happened again. Murray Seidel



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com [mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of sailw32@aol.com
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 7:31 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] loose furling knob on mizzen





Kent, The black doughnut section that comes out extends inside the aluminum
housing. Drill and tap through the housing into the black section and
insert a set screw. Pat SM123


In a message dated 1/24/2010 5:54:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
karkauai@yahoo.com <mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com> writes:

I'm glad you asked that, Mark. I've been taping mine with electrical tape
which didn't last long, then most recently with a couple layers of duct
tape covered with electrical tape which is lasting a little longer. I'll be
interested to hear what others have done.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy

--- On Wed, 1/20/10, Mark <_markghayden@markghayd_
(mailto:markghayden@yahoo.com <mailto:markghayden%40yahoo.com> ) > wrote:

From: Mark <_markghayden@markghayd_ (mailto:markghayden@yahoo.com <mailto:markghayden%40yahoo.com> ) >
Subject: [Amel] loose furling knob on mizzen
To: _amelyachtowners@amelyachtowname_
(mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> )
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 11:22 AM

The black donut mizzen furling knob that wraps the socket for the winch
handle is loose. I always have to push it back in before/after
furling/unfurling my mizzen. Not a major problem but annoying nonetheless.

I asked the Amel guys in Guadeloupe to fix this, which I think they tried
by using glue of some sort. But it came loose after a couple of weeks.

Has anyone else has this problem? Is there a good fix?

Thanks in advance,

Mark

SM2K #331

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Re: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries

eric freedman
 

Steve,

When I chose to replace the batteries on Kimberlite, I continued with the
group 31 lead acid sealed batteries.

They cost about 80 dollars each and can be replaced anywhere in the world.
Sealed batteries are actually a misnomer as you can open the battery, add
water, and check each cell with a hydrometer.

you can also cook a agm battery and boil off the fluid which can not be
replaced.



Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of svsummerlove
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 7:49 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] Optima AGM Batteries





Has anyone replaced their batteries with the Optima Bluetop AGMs? They're
expensive, but the hype seems to indicate the long term payback is worth the
initial cost. Their testimonials are mostly from bass fishermen who are
using electric trolling motors, etc. and don't really apply to cruising.
They also seem to be either very happy with the batteries, or hate them...no
in between. Any experience from the forum would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve
Summer Love
340


Optima AGM Batteries

svsummerlove <svsummerlove@...>
 

Has anyone replaced their batteries with the Optima Bluetop AGMs? They're expensive, but the hype seems to indicate the long term payback is worth the initial cost. Their testimonials are mostly from bass fishermen who are using electric trolling motors, etc. and don't really apply to cruising. They also seem to be either very happy with the batteries, or hate them...no in between. Any experience from the forum would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve
Summer Love
340


Re: [Amel] +Re:Safe Removal

eric freedman
 

Torsten,

I took a look at my safe and under the keypad is a small circular hole with
a pin sticking up from the center. It looks like a plug socket for power.
Does your safe look like this?

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Renos
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:47 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] +Re:Safe Removal





Eric,
the little hole under your keyboard is for a key which you can use to open
your safe, in case of a keyboard failure.

Torsten

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

The little hole under my keyboard I believe is for an dc power supply to
plug the safe in if the batteries are dead.

Fair Winds

Eric





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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Rapp
Sent: Sunday, October 25, 2009 12:05 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel] +Re:Safe Removal





I have a German safe manufactured by Hartmann Tresore Model HS 605-3. My
electronic keyboard also failed recently. I have written to the
manufacturer
inquiring about obtaining a new keyboard, or, failing that, there appears
to
be a little keyhole under the keyboard, but I don't have the key. I have
not
heard anything back from the manufacturer. Does anyone know anything about
this?
Thanks in advance
Jeffrey Rapp
s/v Antares
SM2k378









Re: Replacing a Perkins Prima M50

joseph mc donnell
 

Hi Craig and Kathrine
I've discussed this further with some other members of my club (basically the ones that do all the work onboard) and we're inclined to follow the course you suggested. As it was one of the options on the table. We have the workshop manuals and within the club, the skills to do the job ourselves. To be honest. I would not mind giving it a go. As it is, We do an awful lot ourselves to save on expenses. The engine filters and oil are changed more frequently than the manual recommends and apart from a bit of smoke on start up this winter, she appears to be in good shape.
We are currently re attaching the headliner and are pretty happy with the results, using a solvent based carpet tile glue for the purpose. With a bit of luck it will stay up.

Thanks for your help and I will let you know if there is any attempt to do the work on the engine.
Regards Joe


Re: Companionway sliding door repair

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Jose - super to "see" you on the Amel board!

We replaced our old wooden one with 3/8" thickness (24" X 36"), which matched the wooden grooves in the frame. Used a very lightly tinted version for sun reduction. Only negative is it expands quite a bit in direct sun and jammed in the frame slots - minor nuisance solved by sanding the grooves a bit. I think I'd go totally clear were I to do it over. Five years use and it's still in excellent condition (no crazing, etc.) and the extra light is a huge improvement. Can't imagine why Amel didn't do it in the first place!

I put the new top piece of teak identical to the one that had been on the old wood. Reused the lock. Put a second thickness of lexan about 4 inches wide across where the bolts & knobs go and reused the closing bar. Hoisting the dodger looks worse than it is - go slowly, though to avoid knicking the fiberglass.

We sewed a decorative cloth "shade" to hang inside for nighttime privacy below. You can check over at the Seven Seas Cruising Association Discussion Board for a good thread on this topic -
here's the link: http://forum.ssca.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9629&p=56090&hilit=lexan#p56090

All the best,
Craig and Katherine, s/v Sangaris, Santorin #68
www.sailblogs.com/member/sangaris

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Jose Venegas <jgvenegas@...> wrote:
Has anybody changed the door material from wood to Lexan,
..... transparent and thus could provide needed natural light to the companionway
area.


Re: [Amel] Re: Perkins Parts Manual Download needed

Bernd W. Rost
 

Hi, sorry,I do not have a downloadible Part manual, but on my boat, a 1986 Mango; there isb one. If you still working without a Manual please send a email to my son, he is actually on the boat and may send you the pages you need in an email. His email adress is: f.rost@gmx.net.
I hope it will be helpfull for you
Bernd W. Rost

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Datum: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 13:41:29 +0000
Von: richard03801@yahoo.com
An: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Betreff: Re: [Amel] Re: Perkins Parts Manual Download needed
Hi while they may not have a book the will show parts breakdowns on
line/screen. That is how we did it.
Good luck. Richard and Joan sm209
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-----Original Message-----
From: "ggnome2000" <ggnome2000@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 00:28:24
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Perkins Parts Manual Download needed

Rich and Joan,Thanks for the tip, But I'd like to have the parts book to
choose all I need rather than trying to describe over the phone or Email
exactly what's needed. Cheers, JD

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

When looking for parts for the Volvo or Perkins try Doug Russell in MA,
usa they have a large inventory of parts on hand for all engine types. We
have gotten parts there for both type engines.
Good luck
Richard and Joan on Challenge. SM 209

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "ggnome2000" <ggnome2000@>
wrote:

Hello from Panama, I'm working on a 1986 Amel with the Perkins 4.236.
Does anyone know of a downloadable Parts manual for this engine?
Thanks, JD






Re: Companionway sliding door repair

Jose Venegas <jgvenegas@...>
 

Thank you guys for the good advice.

Clearly changing or repairing the sliding door is a matter of serious
surgery. Has anybody changed the door material from wood to Lexan, or a
combination of Lexan (upper half) and wood (lower half). Lexan
Polycarbonate 9034 is a high impact plastic that is used for protection
against breakage and needs no UV treatment. More importantly, it is
transparent and thus could provide needed natural light to the companionway
area.

Any comments?

Thanks

Jose
Ipanema SM278
Constitution Marina, Boston


Re: [Amel] Panama boatyard recommendations?

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Mark, You won't find a lot of good places. You may consider going south a few hundred miles to Puerto Lucia Yacht Club. marina@puertolucia.com.ec in Ecuador, They have a nice place but I think they've gone up on their prices. George Stewart (geo@stewartyachtworks.com) runs the yard and he does great work at very reasonable prices. His regular labor is $70.00 per day and the mechanics and carpenters are $30.00 per hour. We also hired a local guy for $25.00 per day and loved him. We kept him busy for 2 weeks. I think the high cost of the marina, hawl out, etc. will be balanced by low yard prices. You won't lose much time by going south as you will reach the trade winds a lot quicker when heading west. John "Moon Dog" SM 248



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: markghayden@yahoo.com
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:51:00 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Panama boatyard recommendations?




We're looking for a boatyard in the vicinity of the Pacific side of Panama canal for a haulout, bottompaint, and a place to leave our Amel for a few months before our Pacific crossing. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

Mark





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Re: [Amel] Re: Perkins Parts Manual Download needed

richard03801@...
 

Hi while they may not have a book the will show parts breakdowns on line/screen. That is how we did it.
Good luck. Richard and Joan sm209
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-----Original Message-----
From: "ggnome2000" <ggnome2000@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 00:28:24
To: <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Amel] Re: Perkins Parts Manual Download needed

Rich and Joan,Thanks for the tip, But I'd like to have the parts book to choose all I need rather than trying to describe over the phone or Email exactly what's needed. Cheers, JD

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

When looking for parts for the Volvo or Perkins try Doug Russell in MA, usa they have a large inventory of parts on hand for all engine types. We have gotten parts there for both type engines.
Good luck
Richard and Joan on Challenge. SM 209

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "ggnome2000" <ggnome2000@> wrote:

Hello from Panama, I'm working on a 1986 Amel with the Perkins 4.236.
Does anyone know of a downloadable Parts manual for this engine? Thanks, JD


Rép. : [Amel] Re: Perkins Parts Manual Download needed

Serge Tremblay <laetitiaii@...>
 

Hi JD,

I have a Perkins 4.236, while i have not sailed in US waters with my Mango, even in Europe i found that the best source for parts for my motor is Trans Atlantic Diesel ("Sheri Moon" <tadinc@earthlink.net), i also bought from them a Shop Manual for this motor.

The only drawback with my dealing with this firm was their use of FedEx. Not only is it expensive but, while on the Med, in Spain, the Spanish affiliate failed to find my boat in a marina and returned the material to the US...


S







--- En date de : Lun, 25.1.10, ggnome2000 <ggnome2000@yahoo.com> a écrit :

De: ggnome2000 <ggnome2000@yahoo.com>
Objet: [Amel] Re: Perkins Parts Manual Download needed
À: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: lundi 25 Janvier 2010, 19 h 28







 









Rich and Joan,Thanks for the tip, But I'd like to have the parts book to choose all I need rather than trying to describe over the phone or Email exactly what's needed. Cheers, JD



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

When looking for parts for the Volvo or Perkins try Doug Russell in MA, usa they have a large inventory of parts on hand for all engine types. We have gotten parts there for both type engines.
Good luck
Richard and Joan on Challenge. SM 209
--- In amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com, "ggnome2000" <ggnome2000@ > wrote:
Hello from Panama, I'm working on a 1986 Amel with the Perkins 4.236.
Does anyone know of a downloadable Parts manual for this engine? Thanks, JD






















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Re: Panama boatyard recommendations?

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Mark,

I researched that topic in early 2008 and only found one place on the Pacific side of Panama that could haul our sized boat. That was Fuerte Amador on Flamenco Island just outside Balboa. It is not inexpensive and good luck finding anti-foul paint. Most folks had their anti-foul shipped in. We did not haul there so cannot give any personal comments about either the facilities, services or products available.

http://www.flamenco-island.com/english/index.php

It is possible that new facilities have been built in the general since then, but I haven't heard or read of any. All the other places suggested to us used rails and slipways; did not have travel lifts; and were for smaller boats. Good luck.

Judy
S/V BeBe
SM2 #387

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

We're looking for a boatyard in the vicinity of the Pacific side of Panama canal for a haulout, bottompaint, and a place to leave our Amel for a few months before our Pacific crossing. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

Mark


Re: Perkins Parts Manual Download needed

ggnome2000
 

Rich and Joan,Thanks for the tip, But I'd like to have the parts book to choose all I need rather than trying to describe over the phone or Email exactly what's needed. Cheers, JD

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

When looking for parts for the Volvo or Perkins try Doug Russell in MA, usa they have a large inventory of parts on hand for all engine types. We have gotten parts there for both type engines.
Good luck
Richard and Joan on Challenge. SM 209

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "ggnome2000" <ggnome2000@> wrote:

Hello from Panama, I'm working on a 1986 Amel with the Perkins 4.236.
Does anyone know of a downloadable Parts manual for this engine? Thanks, JD


Re: [Amel] Companionway sliding door repair

s/v Ces't La Vie <bobbohn@...>
 

We replaced ours by finding a exotic wood dealer and buying a whole new companionway panel with african mahogany veneer marine grade ply. Cut it to the same size as the original and moving the lock and other hardware over. The doubler was also replaced while the top plank was easily removed and set on the new door, varnish to match your current colors.

The hard dodger will need to be lifted to replace the full panel, this was accomplished by using the main and mizzen halyards to lift the dodger once unbolted, it only needed to be raised a foot or two. You will have to use a breaker bar to break the caulking between the dodger and cabin top but that's a great time to clean up and reset the dodger.

This wasn't a hard job at all and no stays has to be tampered with. Overall, once the new panel is cut and finished, the actual replacement was no more then a two hour job!

Hope this helps, -Bob

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, sailw32@... wrote:

Jose, The veneer was failing on my boat,rather than trying to replace the
veneer,I sanded the veneer off so I had a smooth surface.I then took the
plate off the side of the mizzen mast and took it to Home Depot and had the
color matched, primed and painted.The door now matches the rest of the
cockpit and looks good. PatSM123


In a message dated 1/19/2010 6:44:39 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
jgvenegas@... writes:




During the bitterly cold winter in Boston, and in spite that the boat is
shrink wrapped and we keep the cockpit area enclosed, the companion way door
has begun to peel of its veneer in both sides. Has any body replaced the
veneer and, if so, what types of wood are they, or is it? Any suggestions
short of replacing the whole door?

Jose and Magnolia
Ipanema SM278
Hibernating at Constitution Marina