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Maiden Voyage of "Kristy" SM243

karkauai
 

Just wanted to let you all know that I got Kristy from Galveston to Key West and Ft. Lauderdale without any problems. It did take almost two weeks to get off the dock though. A multitude of smallish problems were discovered after we got her in the water...head draining from the holding tank back into the bowl, VHF radio that died, anemometer failure, mizzen furling mechanism failure, too windy to install the new sails for a few days.....whew, the old plastic is just about melted down. Craig Briggs, another Amel owner who's lived aboard for 10 years was in Ft. Lauderdale while Sangaris is being readied for their next trip in the Eastern Med. He offered to come along at the last minute and was great...taught me more about Amels in 4 days to Key West than I would have figured out in a year or more on my own. Thanks, again, Craig. My two other crew got seasick on the first day out (we left on a cold front to make as much Southing as we could...confused seas in 20+ kt winds from the N.) and were pretty worthless for 2 days. Craig and I took watches every 3-4 hours while they hung over the rail. After the first 24 hours the front stalled and we sailed almost due E. in SSE winds at 10-15 kts and rode the Gulf Loop current at ~8kts over the ground almost the whole way, caught a mahi and lost all the tackle we had aboard to barracuda (I think). We arrived in Key West on St. Paddy's day and had fun watching all the revelry (spring breakers) and street performers. Left the next day without Craig and caught the Gulf Stream all the way to Ft. Lauderdale in E to SE winds at 10-15kts. Did 11.5 kts over the ground for a while! There are a few minor issues that will need attention but nothing pressing. Ray Eaton is taking care of her and looking into a few things until I get back in May...Thanks, Ray. The new sails have a great shape, the CAPN nav. program with AIS was really nice, and the satphone worked great. I'd recommend everyone look into the SPOT satellite messenger/tracker http://www.findmespot.com/ Its an affordable tracking device that works with GPS and low earth orbit satellites to keep friends and family informed of your whereabouts and will inform them and/or the appropriate emergency responce agency if you need help. Except for the midAtlantic and Pacific areas where there isn't any coverage, I think it's a great alternative to EPIRB at a better price up front.

I'm very pleased with the way Kristy performed, and how easy she is to sail from the cockpit. It was a great trip.


I want to thank all again for your help in solving my problems getting off the dock, and for your concerns about my welfare on this first trip out.

I look forward to meeting many of you in the years ahead.

Malama mai ka'i nui loa lawe, ko'u hoaloha.
Take very good care, my friends.
Kent


Which model?

ladyannila <kanalmamman@...>
 

I have posted a picture of an Amel. Could anyone plese help me with the model?

Regards
Annsofie
S/Y Lady Annila


Shipping from Amel

Patrick McAneny
 

Everything that I have ordered from Amel has been shipped via Federal express to the USA .For a very small box that weighed only a few ounces the shipping was $80.00,that seemed a bit exspensive to me and was twice the cost of the contents.Someone a week ago wrote to have things sent "airmail" I assume to save on cost.Iam going to order a gearbox and was wondering if there is a cheaper alternative means to have things shipped from Amel ? Thanks,SM123


Re: [Amel] Hurth Gearbox

joseph mc donnell
 

Hi Rob
I'm into my last month here in Sarajevo and will be sitting on Khamsin, hopefully in West Cork around mid May. Looking forward to seeing you all. Thanks again for the help with the gearbox. You are always at the top of my list, when it comes to asking for help and information on amels.


See you and Molly soon. Joe


Re: [Amel] Hurth Gearbox

amelfango
 

Hi Joe,

I think Eugene now has a solution to the g'box prob. I believe Bob Knowles who has a long association with Hurth then ZF is in a position to help. I suggest that anyone looking for gearbox support contact him at +44 (0) 116 2538685. Bob is both very knowledgeable and helpful.

Rob
AMEL 54 No 120 Cléo


My 4th AMEL a 54

amelfango
 

Hi All,

It's been a while since I posted, currently we are in La Rochelle with our new 54 No 120 "Cléo" a wonderful experience. This is my 4th AMEL. First came "Ebbrezza" a Fango No 24 now in Hendaye with Claude Martin who is lovingly caring for her. Then came "Khamsin B" a Santorin Sloop No 54, these first two AMELs I shared with Dennis Woods who now has SM2000 "Il Flauto Magico". "Khamsin B" is now being enjoyed by the Dublin Garda(Police) Sailing Club. After that Molly Spearman, my wife and I enjoyed Le Capitains Kirk No 99 (He thought it was No 100) "Maï-Taï" which is currently being sold.

We are basing "Cléo" in La Rochelle. We hope to visit Ireland, which is our other home, Scotland and the North of Spain this summer. We will also spend some time in the La Rochelle region having some work done on a house. So, if any new 54 owner or any other AMEL owner wishes to get in touch please do so.

So far - DO NOT SAIL with the dishwasher filled on your 54.

Fair Sailing,

Rob & Molly


Re: {Disarmed} [Amel] Bowthuster propellor and oil seals

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

Yes Jean-Luc, I understand what you are saying. The Bronze ring was in reasonable condition without any sign of concerning wear. I will be monitoring this as having had a similar experience with seals wearing a groove in the crankshaft of my Landcruiser.

John, I used that method to remove the seals, the boat is now back in the water, waiting for propellers.

Thank you for your assistance also John.

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171

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

I put your attention that :

* for the 3 seals it's not useful to replace there because it was
the ring in bronze that must be change every 800/1200 hours
(plastic is harder then bronze)

Jean-Luc
CottonBay


------------------------------------------------------------------------
seagasm a écrit :

Hello John and Anne, we have managed to remove the bow thruster,
change the seals, replenished the oil and reinstalled the unit back
into the vessel without any difficulty. I have ordered two props from
Amel but the bearing kit is taking longer to get from the UK for the
Autoprop. We decided it was less expensive to put Tradewinds back into
the water and haul her up for half an hour to install the props.

The sizes of the seals required for the bow thruster are:
one 80 x 60 x 12
one 42 x 30 x 7

*Obviously, we took the opportunity and replaced the seals for the
main engine prop shaft as well. We installed three 65 x 45 x 8 seals
and have decided to replace these every time the vessel is out for an
anti foul.*

Thanks for your help John

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM # 171

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>, "John and Anne Hollamby"
<annejohn@> wrote:

Hello Barry and Robyn,
The propellor is made by Amel and the address for spares is sav@
You have done very well to have only lost one blade as these
propellors are very easily lost to ground lines etc. We keep a couple
of spares on board because however careful one is they do get
lost.This is why they are secured with nylon screws.The replacement
comes with a new mounting ring and screws as they are all hand made
and there are slight variations. The cost is about au$250 each which
is why I dive to try and recover one when it is lost in a marina! Make
sure that you emphasise that they should be sent by airmail or
registered airmail as Amel will normally send parts by courier at huge
expense. If I were you I would get three new ones as without a
bowthruster it is very difficult/impossible to get into tight spaces
especially in strong winds. When I saw your boat in WA years ago there
was a spare prop on the aft bulkhead in the engine room.
You should put bowthruster in the sites search box as there has been
a lot of advice over the years.
I should be grateful if you would post the numbers on the two oil
seals so that I can get spares before we go to Spain to sort out our
boat in May.

Best wishes from Malta, Anne and John, SM 319
----- Original Message -----
From: seagasm
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:57 AM
Subject: {Disarmed} [Amel] Bowthuster manufacturer


Our SM is out currently being serviced on the hard. I have
discovered one blade is missing on our bowthruster and obviously needs
to be replaced. Where and whom in Australia am I able to get a
replacement propeller and who is the manufacturer of this unit.

Thank you

Best Regards, Barry and Robyn
Tradewinds III, SM # 171





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Re: motor scooter on a AMEL 54

galacsea2000 <no_reply@...>
 

The best option I have found so far is a 125 cc, 4 stroke, 4 speed, kick & electric start made by SKYTEAM (of course chinese). They have 2 models, both copies of 1960's/1970's Honda (the DAX & the PBR). Both bikes are certified in Europe (EU) for 2 persons and can reach 90 km/h (55mph) top speed with 2. Both fit exactly in the back locker (the so called Lazarette) and weight about 75 Kg (165 Lbs). It takes me and my wife 10 minutes to bring it on board or to move it out. Cost is around 900 Euros.


Bowthruster and main propellor seals

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

Hi Barry and Robyn,
Thanks for the seal numbers.As Jean Luc says the bronze bearing on the main prop shaft is not really a bearing and has to be changed every couple of years or so. A replacement is from Amel, they call it a wearing ring and it is expensive. If the boat is still out of the water you should remove the propellor and the plug keeping the oil in.Drain the oil out and use a pump to get the oil resting below the propshaft. If the oil is whitish then sea water has been getting in. I changed mine two or three years ago and I cannot recall what actually wears but you should be able to see it. I took a new one to a machine shop here in Malta and had another made up thus saving the shipping cost etc. and I suggest you take the old one into a shop in Oz as my experience was that it was much cheaper to have one made up than getting one from France. I recall thinking that perhaps the worn part could have been built up but I did not enquire. My machinist wanted to make the new one in phosphor bronze but I do not know whether he did.
This subject was covered on this site six or seven years ago and one good tip was to drill a hole either side of the old oil seal, screw in long wood screws and use those to pull the seal out and repeat with the next two. Another good tip was to use the old wearing ring to drive the new one into place.
So far as the bow thruster is concerned you will find that the new prop mounting ring is a very tight fit but if you use two machine screws longer than the new nylon ones you can line up and then pull the ring far enough on to start using the nylon ones. I have fitted a new prop with the unit still in place in this way using scuba kit. Alternatively Amel make up a simple kit so that the unit can be lowered right out of the housing and left hanging on a line so that the unit can be taken on board. This technique means that you have to be careful to rinse off all salt water,dry and use waterproof grease before reuniting the unit with the motor so that it does not rust and seize in place.

Best wishes, Anne and John, SM317


Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa

Attilio Siviero <attilio.siviero@...>
 

Ornella, sorry, the file is too big, but you can download it (in English, French, Italian and German) at the following link http://www.deltapacificyachts.com/links.
Regards
Attilio Siviero Santorin #84 "Sisìla" (new owner. I'll contact you for general info, if I may)

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Da: Battaglini Ornella Barbara <ornella.battaglini@libero.it>
Oggetto: Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa
A: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Data: Venerdì 27 marzo 2009, 06:37






Hi Mr. Robertson,
Where can I find the owner's manual, is it on the web?
Thanks for the answer and good wind
Ornella
Santorin 122 Earendil

----- Original Message -----
From: Kent Robertson
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa

The owner's manual says in hot weather the grease under the foil can liquify and leak down the forestay and onto the deck. It says "Don't worry about the furler, it's sealed"...yeah, right.
Kent Robertson

--- On Tue, 2/10/09, icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinter net.co.uk> wrote:

From: icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinter net.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 5:41 PM

There has been an oil leak in the genoa furling gear in the bottom
furler but I cannot get the bottom plate off. Any ideas?

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Re: [Amel] Santorin owners manual

Attilio Siviero <attilio.siviero@...>
 

Ornella, I have the file of "Manuale del proprietario del SM2000" in Italian: is it OK for you? I can upload it, it is 27MBytes. Even if for the SM, it seems to be useful also for the Santorin, many similarities. Good winds!

--- Ven 27/3/09, Battaglini Ornella Barbara <ornella.battaglini@libero.it> ha scritto:

Da: Battaglini Ornella Barbara <ornella.battaglini@libero.it>
Oggetto: Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa
A: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Data: Venerdì 27 marzo 2009, 06:37






Hi Mr. Robertson,
Where can I find the owner's manual, is it on the web?
Thanks for the answer and good wind
Ornella
Santorin 122 Earendil

----- Original Message -----
From: Kent Robertson
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa

The owner's manual says in hot weather the grease under the foil can liquify and leak down the forestay and onto the deck. It says "Don't worry about the furler, it's sealed"...yeah, right.
Kent Robertson

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From: icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinter net.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 5:41 PM

There has been an oil leak in the genoa furling gear in the bottom
furler but I cannot get the bottom plate off. Any ideas?

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Re: {Disarmed} [Amel] Bowthuster propellor and oil seals

jlmertz@free.fr <jlmertz@...>
 

I put your attention that :

* for the 3 seals it's not useful to replace there because it was
the ring in bronze that must be change every 800/1200 hours
(plastic is harder then bronze)

Jean-Luc
CottonBay


------------------------------------------------------------------------
seagasm a écrit :

Hello John and Anne, we have managed to remove the bow thruster,
change the seals, replenished the oil and reinstalled the unit back
into the vessel without any difficulty. I have ordered two props from
Amel but the bearing kit is taking longer to get from the UK for the
Autoprop. We decided it was less expensive to put Tradewinds back into
the water and haul her up for half an hour to install the props.

The sizes of the seals required for the bow thruster are:
one 80 x 60 x 12
one 42 x 30 x 7

*Obviously, we took the opportunity and replaced the seals for the
main engine prop shaft as well. We installed three 65 x 45 x 8 seals
and have decided to replace these every time the vessel is out for an
anti foul.*

Thanks for your help John

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM # 171

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>, "John and Anne Hollamby"
<annejohn@...> wrote:

Hello Barry and Robyn,
The propellor is made by Amel and the address for spares is sav@...
You have done very well to have only lost one blade as these
propellors are very easily lost to ground lines etc. We keep a couple
of spares on board because however careful one is they do get
lost.This is why they are secured with nylon screws.The replacement
comes with a new mounting ring and screws as they are all hand made
and there are slight variations. The cost is about au$250 each which
is why I dive to try and recover one when it is lost in a marina! Make
sure that you emphasise that they should be sent by airmail or
registered airmail as Amel will normally send parts by courier at huge
expense. If I were you I would get three new ones as without a
bowthruster it is very difficult/impossible to get into tight spaces
especially in strong winds. When I saw your boat in WA years ago there
was a spare prop on the aft bulkhead in the engine room.
You should put bowthruster in the sites search box as there has been
a lot of advice over the years.
I should be grateful if you would post the numbers on the two oil
seals so that I can get spares before we go to Spain to sort out our
boat in May.

Best wishes from Malta, Anne and John, SM 319
----- Original Message -----
From: seagasm
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:57 AM
Subject: {Disarmed} [Amel] Bowthuster manufacturer


Our SM is out currently being serviced on the hard. I have
discovered one blade is missing on our bowthruster and obviously needs
to be replaced. Where and whom in Australia am I able to get a
replacement propeller and who is the manufacturer of this unit.

Thank you

Best Regards, Barry and Robyn
Tradewinds III, SM # 171





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Re: {Disarmed} [Amel] Bowthuster propellor and oil seals

seagasm <seagasm@...>
 

Hello John and Anne, we have managed to remove the bow thruster, change the seals, replenished the oil and reinstalled the unit back into the vessel without any difficulty. I have ordered two props from Amel but the bearing kit is taking longer to get from the UK for the Autoprop. We decided it was less expensive to put Tradewinds back into the water and haul her up for half an hour to install the props.

The sizes of the seals required for the bow thruster are:
one 80 x 60 x 12
one 42 x 30 x 7

Obviously, we took the opportunity and replaced the seals for the main engine prop shaft as well. We installed three 65 x 45 x 8 seals and have decided to replace these every time the vessel is out for an anti foul.

Thanks for your help John

Best Regards
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM # 171

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "John and Anne Hollamby" <annejohn@...> wrote:

Hello Barry and Robyn,
The propellor is made by Amel and the address for spares is sav@... You have done very well to have only lost one blade as these propellors are very easily lost to ground lines etc. We keep a couple of spares on board because however careful one is they do get lost.This is why they are secured with nylon screws.The replacement comes with a new mounting ring and screws as they are all hand made and there are slight variations. The cost is about au$250 each which is why I dive to try and recover one when it is lost in a marina! Make sure that you emphasise that they should be sent by airmail or registered airmail as Amel will normally send parts by courier at huge expense. If I were you I would get three new ones as without a bowthruster it is very difficult/impossible to get into tight spaces especially in strong winds. When I saw your boat in WA years ago there was a spare prop on the aft bulkhead in the engine room.
You should put bowthruster in the sites search box as there has been a lot of advice over the years.
I should be grateful if you would post the numbers on the two oil seals so that I can get spares before we go to Spain to sort out our boat in May.

Best wishes from Malta, Anne and John, SM 319
----- Original Message -----
From: seagasm
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 9:57 AM
Subject: {Disarmed} [Amel] Bowthuster manufacturer


Our SM is out currently being serviced on the hard. I have discovered one blade is missing on our bowthruster and obviously needs to be replaced. Where and whom in Australia am I able to get a replacement propeller and who is the manufacturer of this unit.

Thank you

Best Regards, Barry and Robyn
Tradewinds III, SM # 171





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Re: [Amel] Rubber companionway seal

Ian Shepherd
 

Hi Marc,

the companionway seal is indeed a Renault part. I can't tell you what it is used for, but I have one in front of me, which as you suggest, was very expensive from Amel. The Renault part number is
77 00 640 249 followed by the letters UV 1. There is also another number on the label which is 1MDXPG. I cannot find the invoice right now but I believe that the Amel price for this seal was round 80 Euros plus shipping!

I would be interested to know the Renault price if you track one down in Trinidad.

Good luck

Ian SM 414 Crusader

----- Original Message -----
From: S/Y MELMAR Y - marc
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Cc: Richard Piller
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 2:13 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Rubber companionway seal


hello
richard or anybody else, you mentioned the rubber seal is a seal used by renault. which part is it? where do they use it? would other car manufacturers use the same rubber strip? i'm just wondering if it wouldn't be possible to avoid lengthy and costly orders from france (amel).

cheers, marc
S/Y MELMAR Y, maramu #89, www.melmar.ch
presently stuck at chaguaramas/trinidad






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Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa

karkauai
 

Hi, Ornella,
I got a CD of the owner's manual for the SM2000 directly from Amel.  It was pretty pricey, but well worth it to me.  I don't know if they have an owner's manual for the Santorin, or if they have one that's not in French, but that's where I'd start.  I'd be happy to send you a copy of the SM2 manual if that would be of any help.
Kent
SM2 #423 "Kristy"

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From: Battaglini Ornella Barbara <ornella.battaglini@libero.it>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, March 27, 2009, 2:37 AM






Hi Mr. Robertson,
Where can I find the owner's manual, is it on the web?
Thanks for the answer and good wind
Ornella
Santorin 122 Earendil
----- Original Message -----
From: Kent Robertson
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa

The owner's manual says in hot weather the grease under the foil can liquify and leak down the forestay and onto the deck. It says "Don't worry about the furler, it's sealed"...yeah, right.
Kent Robertson

--- On Tue, 2/10/09, icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinter net.co.uk> wrote:

From: icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinter net.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa
To: amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 5:41 PM

There has been an oil leak in the genoa furling gear in the bottom
furler but I cannot get the bottom plate off. Any ideas?

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Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa

Battaglini Ornella Barbara <ornella.battaglini@...>
 

Hi Mr. Robertson,
Where can I find the owner's manual, is it on the web?
Thanks for the answer and good wind
Ornella
Santorin 122 Earendil

----- Original Message -----
From: Kent Robertson
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa


The owner's manual says in hot weather the grease under the foil can liquify and leak down the forestay and onto the deck. It says "Don't worry about the furler, it's sealed"...yeah, right.
Kent Robertson

--- On Tue, 2/10/09, icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinternet.co.uk> wrote:

From: icampbell90 <i-campbell@utvinternet.co.uk>
Subject: [Amel] Santorin bottom furler genoa
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 5:41 PM

There has been an oil leak in the genoa furling gear in the bottom
furler but I cannot get the bottom plate off. Any ideas?







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Re: [Amel] Hurth Gearbox

joseph mc donnell
 

Thanks Robin
You would not belive the quote we recieved for the job, but as our boat is club boat, I feel that with a bit of reserch there is enough experience within the club to deal with this problem. I will let you all know how we fare with the repairs
Regards Joe

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, Robin Cooter <robincooter@...> wrote:

Hi Joe,
 
We had a gearbox fail whilst in the States on our Santorin.   As I remember they put a couple of bars across the cockpit combings and lifted the engine maybe 5/10 centemeters, disconnected the gearbox from the drive saft and took the engine back 5/10 centemeters.   It was no real problem and we were in the water.
 
Regard
 
Robin Cooter
Santorin 004, Belouga.


--- On Thu, 19/3/09, Arca di Noè <arcadinoesailing@...> wrote:

From: Arca di Noè <arcadinoesailing@...>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Hurth Gearbox
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, 19 March, 2009, 12:02 PM






Hi Joe,

We have a Perkins 90 with hurt gearbox 1985.
We had broken the interior of the gearbox in 1999 in Dominican Republic.
We ourselves removed the gearbox.
It is not necessary to take off the motor.
It is not necessary to put the boat out of the water.
We took the gearbox to the Perkins Assistance.
Now it is ok!!
GOOD LUCK!!

Ettore & Silvana

<amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:29 AM
Subject: [Amel] Hurth Gearbox

Hello Everyone
It happened, I put a jinx on our Perkins Prima 50 by saying
how reliable and sturdy they were. Well its the 17 year old Hurth gearbox
that has developed the problem, namely a cracked housing led to an oil
leak, which in turn has now led to the need to replace the gearbox.
Before we start the job of replacing the gearbox, has anyone done the same
on a Santorin and what is the process involved. Does the engine have to be
removed to replace the gearbox?
As always it is a great help to tap into the knowledge, that the members
have developed over the years.

Regards
Joe McDonnell



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Re: [Amel] Southern Repairs

eric freedman
 

FKG rigging in st martin is a very good shop for metal work.They work on many mega yachts and sailboats.

I have had good succes with bobbys marina also in St martin for painting.
fair winds
eric
Kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: airbus4russ
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009 10:42 am
Subject: [Amel] Southern Repairs
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

I need some welding and painting done (the whole boat). Can
anyone recommend a good place in the Caribbean or northern So.
America?


Re: [Amel] Hurth Gearbox

Robin Cooter <robincooter@...>
 

Hi Joe,
 
We had a gearbox fail whilst in the States on our Santorin.   As I remember they put a couple of bars across the cockpit combings and lifted the engine maybe 5/10 centemeters, disconnected the gearbox from the drive saft and took the engine back 5/10 centemeters.   It was no real problem and we were in the water.
 
Regard
 
Robin Cooter
Santorin 004, Belouga.

--- On Thu, 19/3/09, Arca di Noè <arcadinoesailing@hotmail.com> wrote:

From: Arca di Noè <arcadinoesailing@hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Hurth Gearbox
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, 19 March, 2009, 12:02 PM






Hi Joe,

We have a Perkins 90 with hurt gearbox 1985.
We had broken the interior of the gearbox in 1999 in Dominican Republic.
We ourselves removed the gearbox.
It is not necessary to take off the motor.
It is not necessary to put the boat out of the water.
We took the gearbox to the Perkins Assistance.
Now it is ok!!
GOOD LUCK!!

Ettore & Silvana

<amelyachtowners@ yahoogroups. com>
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:29 AM
Subject: [Amel] Hurth Gearbox

Hello Everyone
It happened, I put a jinx on our Perkins Prima 50 by saying
how reliable and sturdy they were. Well its the 17 year old Hurth gearbox
that has developed the problem, namely a cracked housing led to an oil
leak, which in turn has now led to the need to replace the gearbox.
Before we start the job of replacing the gearbox, has anyone done the same
on a Santorin and what is the process involved. Does the engine have to be
removed to replace the gearbox?
As always it is a great help to tap into the knowledge, that the members
have developed over the years.

Regards
Joe McDonnell



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Re: dischwasher EUMENIA mini 5500

Armin <n4796p@...>
 

It seems You can find it in New Zealand. Just take a look at "Google" and search for "EUMENIA mini 5500" or go direct to "http://www.marvel.net.nz/details.php?product_id=85". I hope they have it on stock and will send it to US.

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

My dischwasher died !
after 10 years the resistance is out of service !

1- did any a idee where I can found one (Amel have ne replace parts)
2- where can I buy a new one ?

JLuc
CottonBay