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Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

 

Herbert,

I believe that SAV at Amel has the flaps and diaphragm.
 
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 5:11 AM Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Herbert

What about changing the pump for the electric Lavac Vacuum Toilet Pump? Available for 12v and 24v.
See Lavac spare parts here: https://blakesandtaylors.co.uk/lavac-spares-42-c.asp

I have the Lavac toilet with hand pump only and so cannot say the electric pump will be good.
However the toilet works since 30 years without any maintenance.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Re: Maramu locker door mishap

smiles bernard
 

Thanks very much for this folks
I’ll hunt the rubber insert when next on board but I’ve not seen it yet. I’ve also failed to spot any section that allows a lift to remove 
I’ll double check this weekend and let you know what I find 
Thanks again
Miles 


On 13 Aug 2019, at 17:07, Wade Shikoski via Groups.Io <n2everythg@...> wrote:

Rainer is correct.
on the 83 maramu  the slider rails are both glued and finish nailed to the facing which is 8 mm veneered ply. Dont try to remove the rails or you will deface the laminate..... 
on the 83 as rainer stated there are small rubber hose in the slot of the runner. You must remove the rubber hose then carefully lift the sliding door out. then there are 2 screws on the back of the sliding door to remove the handle. 
best of luck. 
Ask me how I know.. I learned the hard way.. 

Re: Amel is going lithium

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Oliver,

 

This is very interesting. We are presently just across the Guadiana River near Ayamonte in Spain, so if you are in the south of Portugal would it be possible to meet up so we can learn more from you?

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
Sent: 20 August 2019 11:11
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium

 

Hello,

I went lithium with my A54 and use it since about 10 month now.
Its an 100% improvement to our Vela Nautica since we live long term on her and most times anchored.
Since then our generator times decreased to 25% compared to before lithium times while we use more energy.
Since then we live like having shore power all the time.
I started to describe the process on:

https://velanautica.org/vela-nautica-goes-lithium/

Since its to much to show it here.

Shortly I am going to show more details about every single unit we needed to change to get the most out of it.

As a resumee I must say its one of the best things to do if you liveaboard but there are many pitfalls. There are not many competent partners to help and most sell standard equipment and you wont get the best.

Oliver from Vela Nautica

A54#39

Portugal



Sent from my Huawei Mobile



-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium
From: CW Bill Rouse
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


Everyone,

 

You know how cationary I have been regarding Lithium based electrical systems onboard an Amel. I had one client who had serious issues because the source he used failed to install all needed devices and failed to correctly setup the devices installed.

 

BUT, as technology evolves, so should opinions.

 

Although I am proceeding cautiously, I am currently working with several recommended marine power supply companies that not only supply lithium-ion batteries, but also supply all  the other devices, which must be changed in an Amel, coupled with expert support. One of these is located in Europe another in the USA, and the third in the Caribbean. 

 

My hope is to within 30 days have a basic package assorted and spect'd and to have optional add-ons like different sized Victron charger/inverters and possibly electric cooking devices. The future is exciting.

 

When the above sourcing and specifications project is completed, I will release the package here on the AYOG. I will also separately notify my Amel Yacht School clients via email of preferential ordering and support.

 

I want to especially thank Scott Nguyen, Amel 54 TENGAH Hull#69, for the research he shared with me 3 months ago.

 

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

 

 

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 12:31 PM ofer magen <ofermagen@...> wrote:

Hi Joerg, 

Can you please send a photo of the installation of the super wind? 

Thanks, 

Ofer Magen

Alba A54 160 

Datcha area Turkey 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Gerhard Mueller
 

Hi Herbert

What about changing the pump for the electric Lavac Vacuum Toilet Pump? Available for 12v and 24v.
See Lavac spare parts here: https://blakesandtaylors.co.uk/lavac-spares-42-c.asp

I have the Lavac toilet with hand pump only and so cannot say the electric pump will be good.
However the toilet works since 30 years without any maintenance.
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece

Re: Amel is going lithium

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello,

I went lithium with my A54 and use it since about 10 month now.
Its an 100% improvement to our Vela Nautica since we live long term on her and most times anchored.
Since then our generator times decreased to 25% compared to before lithium times while we use more energy.
Since then we live like having shore power all the time.
I started to describe the process on:

https://velanautica.org/vela-nautica-goes-lithium/

Since its to much to show it here.

Shortly I am going to show more details about every single unit we needed to change to get the most out of it.

As a resumee I must say its one of the best things to do if you liveaboard but there are many pitfalls. There are not many competent partners to help and most sell standard equipment and you wont get the best.

Oliver from Vela Nautica

A54#39

Portugal



Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Amel is going lithium
From: CW Bill Rouse
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
CC:


Everyone,

You know how cationary I have been regarding Lithium based electrical systems onboard an Amel. I had one client who had serious issues because the source he used failed to install all needed devices and failed to correctly setup the devices installed.

BUT, as technology evolves, so should opinions.

Although I am proceeding cautiously, I am currently working with several recommended marine power supply companies that not only supply lithium-ion batteries, but also supply all  the other devices, which must be changed in an Amel, coupled with expert support. One of these is located in Europe another in the USA, and the third in the Caribbean. 

My hope is to within 30 days have a basic package assorted and spect'd and to have optional add-ons like different sized Victron charger/inverters and possibly electric cooking devices. The future is exciting.

When the above sourcing and specifications project is completed, I will release the package here on the AYOG. I will also separately notify my Amel Yacht School clients via email of preferential ordering and support.

I want to especially thank Scott Nguyen, Amel 54 TENGAH Hull#69, for the research he shared with me 3 months ago.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970



On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 12:31 PM ofer magen <ofermagen@...> wrote:
Hi Joerg, 
Can you please send a photo of the installation of the super wind? 
Thanks, 

Ofer Magen
Alba A54 160 
Datcha area Turkey 

Re: AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello Herbert,

I needed to replace my flap valves as well but did not have any spares.
I found out you dont need any kit.
I used an truck tire tube, thickness similar to the flaps.
Take the old ones as template.
Cut yourself new ones.
Mine last now more than a year without problems.
Or you go to a rubber store and get a sheet of similar rubber.
I guess the tube is good choice because its soft and elastic.

Waves

Oliver from Vela Nautica
A54#39
Portugal

Sent from my Huawei Mobile


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit
From: Herbert Lackner
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
CC:


Hi Amelians,

I know that has been already a topic...    I need to replace the "flaps" of the AMFA bilge pump (see foto) .  Does anyone know a source where I can order these (in Europe)?  Does anyone have a web-link to buy it?

thx, Herbert

KALI MERA, SN120, Mazatlan

AMFA bilge pump rebuild kit

Herbert Lackner
 

Hi Amelians,

I know that has been already a topic...    I need to replace the "flaps" of the AMFA bilge pump (see foto) .  Does anyone know a source where I can order these (in Europe)?  Does anyone have a web-link to buy it?

thx, Herbert

KALI MERA, SN120, Mazatlan

Re: KVH TracPhone V3 for sale

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Kent,

 

Many thanks for that. I may touch base with you nearer the time once I’m in a position to act on this, hopefully early in the new year.

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of karkauai via Groups.Io
Sent: 19 August 2019 14:11
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] KVH TracPhone V3 for sale

 

Hi Paul,

I have an Iridium phone and their Axcess unit to connect my laptop, phone or iPad for data via Bluetooth.  The phone is good for voice and texts and can be grabbed quickly in the event of an emergency abandon ship situation.  It all works flawlessly with a dedicated antenna.  The connection from inside the boat isn’t always good enough to stay connected, even with their “hockey puck” antenna placed in the cockpit, so I highly recommend the fixed antenna.

Kent Robertson

S/V Kristy SM 243

 


On Aug 19, 2019, at 3:25 AM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I’m looking at changing my KVH TracPhone V3 for an Iridium system. If anyone is interested in taking the KVH please contact me on paul dot dowd at fgps.com.

 

I am also looking for recommendations for an Iridium system for general internet access and voice. The boat is currently in Grenada.

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

 


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Parasailor for Mango

Barry Connor
 

Hi Joerg,

Thank's for your info on the Parasailor.
I have attached a photo of my bowsprit. I would not have the light weight sail up when using the Parasailor. My thought is that if the Parasailor was straight ahead I would not have any issues with the lines but if the Parasailor was Port or Starboard then the lines coming in to the bowsprit would be touching my side rails at the bow.
I am looking at a 55 on the next dock and I think your bowsprit extends out further than mine.
I would like to hear from any 54's who have a Parasailor and how they get it to work?

Currently having my 14 year old Dessalator membranes replaced by the Antibes Desolator technician. Very helpful folk. My Dessalaotor control board blew and as it is no longer available they sent it to The Netherlands for repair. I am really putting in a plug to Nicholas the son of the Dessalator founder to accept "credit cards".

Best

Barry and Penny
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel. 54  #17
Antibes France


On Sunday, August 18, 2019, 11:56:15 PM GMT+2, Joerg Esdorn via Groups.Io <jhe1313@...> wrote:


Hi Barry, there have been several Parasailor threads recently.  Please check out my posts on using the Parasailor with the "Tacker".  If you do, you won't need a bow sprit.  I don't find I need a bow sprit on the 55 even with the "standard" setup with 2 sheets and 2 guys.  I run the guys over rings attached to a shackle on the anchor fitting forward of the forestay.   I talked to a Swiss 55 owner before I ordered my Parasailor  who had initially gotten a bow sprit and ended up not needing it.  I believe your bow setup is identical to that on the 55.  So I would recommend not getting one, at least initially.  The boat sails fine with or without mizzen but you gain additional speed with the mizzen unless you're below 160 degrees AWA, when the mizzen will partially blanket the Parasailor.  It's not necessary to deploy the running backstays for the Parasailor.  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53
Kincsem
Currently parked in Almerimar

Re: KVH TracPhone V3 for sale

karkauai
 

Hi Paul,
I have an Iridium phone and their Axcess unit to connect my laptop, phone or iPad for data via Bluetooth.  The phone is good for voice and texts and can be grabbed quickly in the event of an emergency abandon ship situation.  It all works flawlessly with a dedicated antenna.  The connection from inside the boat isn’t always good enough to stay connected, even with their “hockey puck” antenna placed in the cockpit, so I highly recommend the fixed antenna.

Kent Robertson
S/V Kristy SM 243


On Aug 19, 2019, at 3:25 AM, Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <paul.dowd@...> wrote:

Hi all,

 

I’m looking at changing my KVH TracPhone V3 for an Iridium system. If anyone is interested in taking the KVH please contact me on paul dot dowd at fgps.com.

 

I am also looking for recommendations for an Iridium system for general internet access and voice. The boat is currently in Grenada.

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Recommendations for winter on the hard in S. Italy or Greece

Theo s/v Paloma
 

Hi all,

Thank you for the recommensations. I need to make a decision...

Theo.
s/v Paloma
Amel 50 #18.

KVH TracPhone V3 for sale

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi all,

 

I’m looking at changing my KVH TracPhone V3 for an Iridium system. If anyone is interested in taking the KVH please contact me on paul dot dowd at fgps.com.

 

I am also looking for recommendations for an Iridium system for general internet access and voice. The boat is currently in Grenada.

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Recommendations for winter on the hard in S. Italy or Greece

Mark Pitt
 

Hi Ian and Margaret,

  Sure.  My email is Mark_Pitt at brown.edu.

  Mark


On Aug 18, 2019, at 4:24 PM, Ian Townsend <smlocalola@...> wrote:

Mark, can we talk via PM? I'm interested in your experience with the Schengen rules.

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
US East Coast

On Aug 18, 2019, at 4:00 PM, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

Hi,

We loved our year long stay at the Sifredi Marina on the charming island of Carloforte, off the southwest corner of Sardinia.  There were four Amel’s there when we left in 2017.  It does not have extensive marine facilities but it has all the basics.  Giuseppe and Carmela who run the marina are very caring and friendly.  We loved the full year that we were based there.  Plus, it was a bargain.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM419, Rockland Maine


On Aug 18, 2019, at 12:21 PM, Massimo Vecchietti <massimovecchietti@...> wrote:

...Marina Cala del Sole  in Licata South Sicily...
Max
SM PATCHOULI

Il Sab 17 Ago 2019, 15:08 Theo s/v Paloma <sailingpaloma1@...> ha scritto:
Hi everyone,

We're really enjoying our Amel 50 in the Balearic islands. It's such a luxury to have a floating home by beautiful beaches and crystal clear seas. Our initial goal was to reach Turkey on the first Med season, but there's so much to see and we're moving too slow. 

So now, for the winter we're planning to leave our boat, on the hard, in S Italy or Western/Mid Greece. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good yard to leave our Paloma?

Thank you in advance.

Theo.
s/v Paloma
Amel 50 #18

Re: Parasailor for Mango

Joerg Esdorn
 

Hi Barry, there have been several Parasailor threads recently.  Please check out my posts on using the Parasailor with the "Tacker".  If you do, you won't need a bow sprit.  I don't find I need a bow sprit on the 55 even with the "standard" setup with 2 sheets and 2 guys.  I run the guys over rings attached to a shackle on the anchor fitting forward of the forestay.   I talked to a Swiss 55 owner before I ordered my Parasailor  who had initially gotten a bow sprit and ended up not needing it.  I believe your bow setup is identical to that on the 55.  So I would recommend not getting one, at least initially.  The boat sails fine with or without mizzen but you gain additional speed with the mizzen unless you're below 160 degrees AWA, when the mizzen will partially blanket the Parasailor.  It's not necessary to deploy the running backstays for the Parasailor.  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53
Kincsem
Currently parked in Almerimar

Re: Recommendations for winter on the hard in S. Italy or Greece

Ian Townsend
 

Mark, can we talk via PM? I'm interested in your experience with the Schengen rules.

Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
US East Coast

On Aug 18, 2019, at 4:00 PM, Mark Pitt <mark_pitt@...> wrote:

Hi,

We loved our year long stay at the Sifredi Marina on the charming island of Carloforte, off the southwest corner of Sardinia.  There were four Amel’s there when we left in 2017.  It does not have extensive marine facilities but it has all the basics.  Giuseppe and Carmela who run the marina are very caring and friendly.  We loved the full year that we were based there.  Plus, it was a bargain.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM419, Rockland Maine


On Aug 18, 2019, at 12:21 PM, Massimo Vecchietti <massimovecchietti@...> wrote:

...Marina Cala del Sole  in Licata South Sicily...
Max
SM PATCHOULI

Il Sab 17 Ago 2019, 15:08 Theo s/v Paloma <sailingpaloma1@...> ha scritto:
Hi everyone,

We're really enjoying our Amel 50 in the Balearic islands. It's such a luxury to have a floating home by beautiful beaches and crystal clear seas. Our initial goal was to reach Turkey on the first Med season, but there's so much to see and we're moving too slow. 

So now, for the winter we're planning to leave our boat, on the hard, in S Italy or Western/Mid Greece. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good yard to leave our Paloma?

Thank you in advance.

Theo.
s/v Paloma
Amel 50 #18

Re: Recommendations for winter on the hard in S. Italy or Greece

Mark Pitt
 

Hi,

We loved our year long stay at the Sifredi Marina on the charming island of Carloforte, off the southwest corner of Sardinia.  There were four Amel’s there when we left in 2017.  It does not have extensive marine facilities but it has all the basics.  Giuseppe and Carmela who run the marina are very caring and friendly.  We loved the full year that we were based there.  Plus, it was a bargain.

Mark Pitt
Sabbatical III, SM419, Rockland Maine


On Aug 18, 2019, at 12:21 PM, Massimo Vecchietti <massimovecchietti@...> wrote:

...Marina Cala del Sole  in Licata South Sicily...
Max
SM PATCHOULI

Il Sab 17 Ago 2019, 15:08 Theo s/v Paloma <sailingpaloma1@...> ha scritto:
Hi everyone,

We're really enjoying our Amel 50 in the Balearic islands. It's such a luxury to have a floating home by beautiful beaches and crystal clear seas. Our initial goal was to reach Turkey on the first Med season, but there's so much to see and we're moving too slow. 

So now, for the winter we're planning to leave our boat, on the hard, in S Italy or Western/Mid Greece. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good yard to leave our Paloma?

Thank you in advance.

Theo.
s/v Paloma
Amel 50 #18

Re: Recommendations for winter on the hard in S. Italy or Greece

Massimo Vecchietti
 

...Marina Cala del Sole  in Licata South Sicily...
Max
SM PATCHOULI

Il Sab 17 Ago 2019, 15:08 Theo s/v Paloma <sailingpaloma1@...> ha scritto:
Hi everyone,

We're really enjoying our Amel 50 in the Balearic islands. It's such a luxury to have a floating home by beautiful beaches and crystal clear seas. Our initial goal was to reach Turkey on the first Med season, but there's so much to see and we're moving too slow. 

So now, for the winter we're planning to leave our boat, on the hard, in S Italy or Western/Mid Greece. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good yard to leave our Paloma?

Thank you in advance.

Theo.
s/v Paloma
Amel 50 #18

Re: Parasailor for Mango

Barry Connor
 

Hi Ian,

I am also wanting to hear from any Amel 54 or other Amel owners of experience with a Parasailor.
I am currently talking to Parasailor French distributor who is advising to get a bow sprit extension. I can see how this extension would keep the lines free of the front side rails.
When using the Parasailor do you need to use the back stays?
Does the boat balance or do you need the Mizzen sail?
Anyone who might have experience would like to hear from you.

Best

Barry and Penny
“Lady Penrlope II”
AMEL 54. #17
Antibes, France


On Aug 18, 2019, at 16:10, Ian Bone <auscaptain@...> wrote:

I was wondering if anyone had had any experience with a parasailor sail for a Mango?
Ian Bone
"Opalescence" (recently renamed (formerly Karma) and re-registered under an Australian Flag)
Hull 63

Parasailor for Mango

Ian Bone
 

I was wondering if anyone had had any experience with a parasailor sail for a Mango?
Ian Bone
"Opalescence" (recently renamed (formerly Karma) and re-registered under an Australian Flag)
Hull 63

Re: Recommendations for winter on the hard in S. Italy or Greece

Paul Brown
 

I berthed at Monastir Marina this year for two months and found it to be very good, safe and happy service, yes unbeatable prices. The fuel is good and the labour is good but I would recommend close supervision including watching over your materials if you use them

Regards Paul - Fortuna 55#17


On 18 Aug 2019, at 9:50 am, Gerhard Mueller via Groups.Io <carcode@...> wrote:

I have been for 6 years in Monastir, Tunisia.
There are 2 shipyards: One in the marina with a travellift of 20 tons and another in the fishers port (Port de Peches) with a larger travellift.
If you are able to tell them exactly what you want they do it very well or you do it yourself (no problem at all).
But the biggest advantage over any other place in the mediterranian are the unbeatable prices. A berth floating or on the hard more than 3-times cheaper than anywhere else.
Diesel fuel 3-times cheaper, alcoholics (beer, wine) nearly some prices than in Europe but food and restaurants very cheap. Best place for fish and other sea food.
The Marina Monastir is camera controlled. Boats may stay without problems for 2 years (after 2 years leave Tunisia for a short trip to e.g. Pantelleria and come back for next 2 years).
Port de Peches: http://www.le-dauphin-bleu.com/
Marina: http://www.marinamonastir.tn/
--
Gerhard Mueller
Amel Sharki #60
Currently Kalamata, Greece