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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Santorin ketch drawings

Christian MANIVEL <cmanivel@...>
 

Richard,

I am just back from holidays and I thank you very much for your kindness. I will get this file asap.

Thank you again
christian

----- Original Message -----
From: closereach
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 17, 2004 2:22 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Santorin ketch drawings


Christian,

I have posted in the FILES section a zipped file containing the
general arrangement plans you are seeking.

Richard

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "christian_manivel"
<cmanivel@c...> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I plan to buy a Santorin ketch in the near future and would try to
> get the drawings of it and general arrangement plans if available.
> Do you know if and where I could find them ?
>
> Thank you very much for your help
>
> christian


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RE : [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance

Patrick Naegels <naegels@...>
 

Hi Mike and Richard,

Amel replaced last summer this rubber gasket. I didn't do that by
myself, so I cannot explain how to do, but I understood that this gasket
comes from car industry. But you can order this gasket by Amel as spare
part and ask them how to change.

I destroyed this gasket when repainting companionway hatch with teak
oil. Gasket lip glued on wood and rubbed on. Each time we handled hatch,
gasket reversed until broken.

With new gasket, I take lot of care and before painting, I protect it
with masking tape and wait several hours before handling hatch, to let
oil dry.

Patrick (Caramel - SM329)

-----Message d'origine-----
De : closereach [mailto:closereach@...]
Envoyé : mardi 17 août 2004 2:20
À : amelyachtowners@...
Objet : Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance


Mike,
Thanks. And I too would be interested in learning how to replace the
rubber gasket.
Richard

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Michael Glass <mglass@r...>
wrote:
I have used Sikens (may be improper spelling) to protect the hatch
with good effect. It goes on easy and 2 coats last a season. Has
anyone had to replace the rubber gasket at the bottom of the
companionway hatch, and if so, what have you used? (I think there
was some discussion of the gasket in the group a year or two ago.)
Mike Glass
Second Call

-----Original Message-----
From: closereach [mailto:closereach@y...]
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 3:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance


Hello fellow Amel owners,
The most significant exposed woodwork on our Amels is the sliding
companionway hatch, and whatever finish or protectant that was
applied has clearly worn off. What have other owners done to
protect
this woodwork? Has anyone removed this hatch, and, say, replaced
with King Starboard?
Thanks
Richard Tate
SM #5 Spice



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Is anyone planning to sell their santorin?

nigel tanner <nigel@...>
 

Hi

I have recently sold a Catalina 400 and am thinking of buying a
Santorin in the next few months. If anyone is anticipating selling
in that time it would be great to hear from you. I am also
interested in hearing from anyone who is my height (195cm) and
whether the santorin is OK for height internally etc.

Thanks

Nigel Tanner


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance

Equinox Solstice <equinoxsolstice@...>
 

I've used teak oil and it works just fine....any reputable brand.

Cheers,

Rossi, Hanalei

----- Original Message -----
From: closereach
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 3:03 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance


Hello fellow Amel owners,
The most significant exposed woodwork on our Amels is the sliding
companionway hatch, and whatever finish or protectant that was
applied has clearly worn off. What have other owners done to protect
this woodwork? Has anyone removed this hatch, and, say, replaced
with King Starboard?
Thanks
Richard Tate
SM #5 Spice


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance

stargazer41amel <tripulante@...>
 

We ordered the gasket material from Amel directly. Wasn't too
unreasonble in cost. I am not sure how the SM companion door removes
but on the Sharki it was easy to remove and varnish. I used Interlux
Goldspar Clear for the exterior and Goldspar Satin for the interior.
I put 10 coats of clear on the exterior and 8 coats of clear on the
interior then finished with 2 coats of satin for the interior. Took
great pain to make it look like the interior finish. It's held up
wonderfully ... been on for 3 years.

Delores
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--- In amelyachtowners@..., "closereach"
<closereach@y...> wrote:
Mike,
Thanks. And I too would be interested in learning how to replace
the
rubber gasket.
Richard

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Michael Glass <mglass@r...>
wrote:
I have used Sikens (may be improper spelling) to protect the
hatch
with good effect. It goes on easy and 2 coats last a season. Has
anyone had to replace the rubber gasket at the bottom of the
companionway hatch, and if so, what have you used? (I think there
was some discussion of the gasket in the group a year or two ago.)
Mike Glass
Second Call

-----Original Message-----
From: closereach [mailto:closereach@y...]
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 3:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance


Hello fellow Amel owners,
The most significant exposed woodwork on our Amels is the sliding
companionway hatch, and whatever finish or protectant that was
applied has clearly worn off. What have other owners done to
protect
this woodwork? Has anyone removed this hatch, and, say, replaced
with King Starboard?
Thanks
Richard Tate
SM #5 Spice



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Henri Amel article in Nautical Quarterly

Zanareva
 

I have posted a great biography on Henri Amel that appeared in 1987
in Nautical Quarterly. Look for it (scanned jpeg images of each
page) in the FILES section.
Richard


Re: Santorin ketch drawings

Zanareva
 

Christian,

I have posted in the FILES section a zipped file containing the
general arrangement plans you are seeking.

Richard

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "christian_manivel"
<cmanivel@c...> wrote:
Hello,

I plan to buy a Santorin ketch in the near future and would try to
get the drawings of it and general arrangement plans if available.
Do you know if and where I could find them ?

Thank you very much for your help

christian


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance

Zanareva
 

Mike,
Thanks. And I too would be interested in learning how to replace the
rubber gasket.
Richard

--- In amelyachtowners@..., Michael Glass <mglass@r...>
wrote:
I have used Sikens (may be improper spelling) to protect the hatch
with good effect. It goes on easy and 2 coats last a season. Has
anyone had to replace the rubber gasket at the bottom of the
companionway hatch, and if so, what have you used? (I think there
was some discussion of the gasket in the group a year or two ago.)
Mike Glass
Second Call

-----Original Message-----
From: closereach [mailto:closereach@y...]
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 3:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance


Hello fellow Amel owners,
The most significant exposed woodwork on our Amels is the sliding
companionway hatch, and whatever finish or protectant that was
applied has clearly worn off. What have other owners done to
protect
this woodwork? Has anyone removed this hatch, and, say, replaced
with King Starboard?
Thanks
Richard Tate
SM #5 Spice



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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance

Michael Glass <mglass@...>
 

I have used Sikens (may be improper spelling) to protect the hatch with good effect. It goes on easy and 2 coats last a season. Has anyone had to replace the rubber gasket at the bottom of the companionway hatch, and if so, what have you used? (I think there was some discussion of the gasket in the group a year or two ago.)
Mike Glass
Second Call

-----Original Message-----
From: closereach [mailto:closereach@...]
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 3:04 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Companionway hatch maintenance


Hello fellow Amel owners,
The most significant exposed woodwork on our Amels is the sliding
companionway hatch, and whatever finish or protectant that was
applied has clearly worn off. What have other owners done to protect
this woodwork? Has anyone removed this hatch, and, say, replaced
with King Starboard?
Thanks
Richard Tate
SM #5 Spice



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Companionway hatch maintenance

Zanareva
 

Hello fellow Amel owners,
The most significant exposed woodwork on our Amels is the sliding
companionway hatch, and whatever finish or protectant that was
applied has clearly worn off. What have other owners done to protect
this woodwork? Has anyone removed this hatch, and, say, replaced
with King Starboard?
Thanks
Richard Tate
SM #5 Spice


Delivery and boatsitting services

john martin <symoondog@...>
 

Hello fellow Amel Owners

I am writing to offer my services to anyone needing delivery and/or boatsitting services for their Amel Super Maramu. I am a very experienced offshore sailor, including a circumnavigation and offshore racing on my previous boat; am an experienced delivery skipper; hold a USCG 50 ton license; and am also the proud owner of my own Super Maramu.

Home based in the US Chesapeake Bay area, I offer reasonable rates and can provide a resume and references on request. If needed for the job, I have an excellent first mate (he too is a lifelong sailboat owner and USCG licensed) and can easily get good additional crew.

Feel free to call me at 410-230-0504 (home) or 757-440-2424 (cell) or send email to "symoondog@....

Best regards

John Martin
SM 248 "Moon Dog"

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Mast Pumping

ispirit2 <ispirit2@...>
 

Has anyone experienced mast pumping while at the dock? Our '83 Mango
single spreader rig has been experiencing mast pumping while at the
dock causing the entire boat to vibrate and rattle in the mast. The
rigger suggested that we first try to install a staysail wire from
just below the foredeck light at the spreaders to a pad eye just
forward of the windless.

Hope that someone has some information on this issue prior to us
taking action on the riggers suggestion.

s/v Infinite Spirit (Mango #31)


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] VolvoTMD22

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Thanks, John. That's good to hear.Ian Jenkins, SM302


From: Anne and John Hollamby <hollamby@...>
Reply-To: amelyachtowners@...
To: "INTERNET:amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] VolvoTMD22
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2004 12:25:10 -0400

Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
The Volvo TMD 40 on my Oyster (born 1985) had about 14,000 hours on it when
I sold it. Over the 10 years that we had it, the only work done on the
engine was cleaning the injectors and servicing the injector pump once.
Needless to say the engine did not have a belt drive camshaft.

Regards, John Hollamby, Bali Hai, SM319




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[Amel Yacht Owners] VolvoTMD22

Anne and John Hollamby <hollamby@...>
 

Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
The Volvo TMD 40 on my Oyster (born 1985) had about 14,000 hours on it when
I sold it. Over the 10 years that we had it, the only work done on the
engine was cleaning the injectors and servicing the injector pump once.
Needless to say the engine did not have a belt drive camshaft.

Regards, John Hollamby, Bali Hai, SM319


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine-Autoprop problem

eric freedman
 

Joel,

That's amazing-thanks for the info.

Eric





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From: Joel F. Potter [mailto:jfpottercys@...]
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 11:15 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine-Autoprop problem



Dear Dimitris:



What I am about to relate may seem hard to believe but it is absolutely
true. A few years ago I had symptoms exactly identical to yours. I had my
fuel tested, tested flow rates on my Racor filters and had the best diesel
man in town check my engine and fuel system. All was O.K. Believing that
any repair would be a dreadful ordeal, I called Jacques Carteau at Amel. I
enjoy a good relationship with Jacques and he gets great pleasure out of
teasing me. When he told me to clean my propeller I was sure he was joking.
He insisted and told me that the AUTOPROP is particularly sensitive to ANY
GROWTH, even a small amount. Feeling ridiculous and being certain I was the
victim of a joke, I dove on my boat and, believe it or not, there were
several small gooseneck barnacles, most of them on just one of the blades.
I cleaned them off and used sand paper to polish off their "footprint". The
engine problems disappeared immediately.



How can this be? To make a long story short, the AUTOPROP works as well as
it does and is extremely efficient due to the unusual shape of the propeller
blades. The blades, though not interconnected must work in complete
symmetry/unison. If any one blade is more fouled than another, that effects
it's "pitch" or angle of operation. The vortex of water coming off this
blade then causes the other blades to change pitch...it's complicated but I
hope you can understand the relationship.



I hope this will eliminate your problems. Remember, the prop must be
perfectly clean on all three blades. As a proof to this, last week I sold
an 8 month old SUPER MARAMU that sat at a dock here in Fort Lauderdale for
two months. When we pulled the boat out of the water, the propeller was
fouled, but pretty evenly on all three blades. The boat would only go 4
knots at 2000 max R.P.M. and there was a noticeable increase in vibration.
Once clean, all was normal.



Let me know how you solve your problem, please.



Good luck!



Joel F. Potter

SUPER MARAMU #400 "MARY BROWN"















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RE : [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine-Autoprop problem

Patrick Naegels <naegels@...>
 

Hi Amel owners,

I confirm what said Joel. The Autoprop is very sensitive to any foul,
due to its independent blade spin. On Caramel, we clean each blade every
month with a simple scraper, and eventually with fine sandpaper.

Easy to do underwater, but with diving tanks or respirator-compressor.
Really hard to do properly if snorkeling.

Patrick Naegels - Caramel (SM329)

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De : Joel F. Potter [mailto:jfpottercys@...]
Envoyé : vendredi 6 août 2004 17:15
À : amelyachtowners@...
Objet : RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine-Autoprop problem


Dear Dimitris:



What I am about to relate may seem hard to believe but it is absolutely
true. A few years ago I had symptoms exactly identical to yours. I had
my
fuel tested, tested flow rates on my Racor filters and had the best
diesel
man in town check my engine and fuel system. All was O.K. Believing
that
any repair would be a dreadful ordeal, I called Jacques Carteau at Amel.
I
enjoy a good relationship with Jacques and he gets great pleasure out of
teasing me. When he told me to clean my propeller I was sure he was
joking.
He insisted and told me that the AUTOPROP is particularly sensitive to
ANY
GROWTH, even a small amount. Feeling ridiculous and being certain I was
the
victim of a joke, I dove on my boat and, believe it or not, there were
several small gooseneck barnacles, most of them on just one of the
blades.
I cleaned them off and used sand paper to polish off their "footprint".
The
engine problems disappeared immediately.



How can this be? To make a long story short, the AUTOPROP works as well
as
it does and is extremely efficient due to the unusual shape of the
propeller
blades. The blades, though not interconnected must work in complete
symmetry/unison. If any one blade is more fouled than another, that
effects
it's "pitch" or angle of operation. The vortex of water coming off this
blade then causes the other blades to change pitch...it's complicated
but I
hope you can understand the relationship.



I hope this will eliminate your problems. Remember, the prop must be
perfectly clean on all three blades. As a proof to this, last week I
sold
an 8 month old SUPER MARAMU that sat at a dock here in Fort Lauderdale
for
two months. When we pulled the boat out of the water, the propeller was
fouled, but pretty evenly on all three blades. The boat would only go 4
knots at 2000 max R.P.M. and there was a noticeable increase in
vibration.
Once clean, all was normal.



Let me know how you solve your problem, please.



Good luck!



Joel F. Potter

SUPER MARAMU #400 "MARY BROWN"








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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine-Autoprop problem

Joel F. Potter <jfpottercys@...>
 

Dear Dimitris:



What I am about to relate may seem hard to believe but it is absolutely
true. A few years ago I had symptoms exactly identical to yours. I had my
fuel tested, tested flow rates on my Racor filters and had the best diesel
man in town check my engine and fuel system. All was O.K. Believing that
any repair would be a dreadful ordeal, I called Jacques Carteau at Amel. I
enjoy a good relationship with Jacques and he gets great pleasure out of
teasing me. When he told me to clean my propeller I was sure he was joking.
He insisted and told me that the AUTOPROP is particularly sensitive to ANY
GROWTH, even a small amount. Feeling ridiculous and being certain I was the
victim of a joke, I dove on my boat and, believe it or not, there were
several small gooseneck barnacles, most of them on just one of the blades.
I cleaned them off and used sand paper to polish off their "footprint". The
engine problems disappeared immediately.



How can this be? To make a long story short, the AUTOPROP works as well as
it does and is extremely efficient due to the unusual shape of the propeller
blades. The blades, though not interconnected must work in complete
symmetry/unison. If any one blade is more fouled than another, that effects
it's "pitch" or angle of operation. The vortex of water coming off this
blade then causes the other blades to change pitch...it's complicated but I
hope you can understand the relationship.



I hope this will eliminate your problems. Remember, the prop must be
perfectly clean on all three blades. As a proof to this, last week I sold
an 8 month old SUPER MARAMU that sat at a dock here in Fort Lauderdale for
two months. When we pulled the boat out of the water, the propeller was
fouled, but pretty evenly on all three blades. The boat would only go 4
knots at 2000 max R.P.M. and there was a noticeable increase in vibration.
Once clean, all was normal.



Let me know how you solve your problem, please.



Good luck!



Joel F. Potter

SUPER MARAMU #400 "MARY BROWN"


Re: RE : [Amel Yacht Owners] New owner of a little old Super Mistral

Robert
 

Thank you very much, I just wrote them a little message.

I hope they will find the owner

Thanks

Best regards

Yves



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I have seen a super mistral at marseille harbour in France. You can
contact the CNTL.
Best regards
Patrick.

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Yves Robert [mailto:yvesrobert@y...]
Envoyé : mardi 3 août 2004 03:56
À : amelyachtowners@...
Objet : [Amel Yacht Owners] New owner of a little old Super Mistral

Hello,

I'm new in your group and new with my boat (my first one), i'd just
bought !

It's a Super Mistral (1970).

I need anything you have on it, because I'm going in a full
refection !

But i did not have any plans, measure , even of the main sail i must
change.

I hope some of you will have something for me !

TIA

PS: sorry for my english, I'm french :)





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine-Autoprop problem

eric freedman
 

John,

If your tank is anything like mine you cant get to the back of the strainer
from the inspection port there is a baffle in the way.. I would suggest
pumping the tank out into Gerry can or a few drums and remove and inspect
the filter it is very easy..



I have a jabsco vane pump and a large racor filter that I made up for my old
boat that I use on the Amel. I have a long soft piece of copper tubing
leading to the racor filter. From there to the jabsco pump. then to fuel
rated hose. I "polish" my own tank with this gadget once a year to clean the
crud off the bottom of the tank. It works like a charm. At Ian Jenkins
suggestion (Pen Azen) I also had Amel install a humongous racor filter and
50 liter per minute pump. As I fill the tank the fuel is pre filtered
through the racor and the fuel goes in extremely clean.

Fair winds,

Eric







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From: Anne and John Hollamby [mailto:hollamby@...]
Sent: Thursday, August 05, 2004 5:11 AM
To: INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Engine-Autoprop problem



Message text written by INTERNET:amelyachtowners@...
<
Thanks Eric for the bad news that there is an inaccessible filter built in
to the bottom of the fuel tank. The engine problem is similar to the one I
had years ago on my Oyster 435. This I tracked down to "secret" filter in
the bottom of the fuel tank which started life as a sandwich about 6"x 3" x
2" thick. The tank was GRP and the fuel lines were connected through the
top of it. The 2" sides were made of fine brass mesh and as my fuel had
suffered from a bacterial infection which I may have made worse by using a
bactericide thus putting a lot of corpses into the tank. I limped into
harbour by blowing down the fuel line for the heater which gave very
temporary relief with full power. When I opened the inspection hatch I was
able to pull the filter above the fuel level to find that the filter was
now only about one inch thick as the vacuum from the fuel pump had
collapsed the filter which was clogged with black sludge. I removed the
filter and threw it away, bending the two pipes (one was for an oil fired
heater not installed) back so that the fuel line did not reach the bottom
and the spare pipe down to the bottom so that I could suck out condensation
water from the bottom of the tank from time to time.
I am sorry to see that Amel put an inaccessible filter in the bottom of the
tank as well as mounting the Racor filter so low down that it is hard to
service. I now plan to run my tank nearly dry so that I can empty it and
throw away that internal filter.
When I was in Fiji I had the injector pump serviced (after about 12,000
hours) and the Bosch agent there suggested that he should "polish the
fuel". What this involved, and may solve the present problem without
draining the tank, was that he came along with a trolley fitted with two
very large Racor filters and an electric pump. The pump inlet was a long
tube on the end of a hose so that he could move the suction around the
bottom of the tank. The polished fuel was of course returned to the tank
making a nice swirling movement to stir up all the detritus of deceased
bacteria etc.. The process took several hours. If this solution is taken
then the only other precaution neccessary would be to blow air or fuel back
down into the tank to purge that silly internal filter whilst the polishing
is being done.
It will be interesting to hear the outcome in due course !

Best wishes from Croatia, John, Bali Hai, SM319





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ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Pen Azen is SM 302,June 2000 launch. The boat is in Chile but I am presently in England and need a couple of spares.I have my Volvo serial number but I dont know if the TMD22 is an A, B or C.Apparently there are subtle differences. Has anyone an SM close to mine who has the answer?
Also, when I suggested to the Volvo agents here that I should have the valve clearance checked ( I have 1500 hours) they said that this engine doesnt need it and implied that it would never need it. Does that make sense?
Ian and Judy Jenkins.

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