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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan and St Maartin

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Frank, if you need or want crew try Hank Schmitt at
Sail OPO they very about getting crew.
Richard SM 209

--- Frank Newton <bootlegger@mailasail.com> wrote:

Hi

SM2000 #321 here. I expect to be in Simpson Bay by
next weekend;
Coming up from Antigua on my ownsome. Yes, need crew
too.

Hope to see you there.

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
#321

-----Original Message-----
From: eric [mailto:kimberlite@optonline.net]
Sent: 04 January 2008 03:58
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan


BURRRR

I am already there. When will you arrive and where
do you expect to
stay. I am at the Simpson bay marina.

The reason I asked is that I had dinner with my
usual crew in New York
City last night. One of my crew had an OPO posting
which I assumed was
yours looking for crew.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Yes, we will depart in the end of Jan. for St.
Martin.
Want to come along?
Richard and Joan

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
wrote:

Richard and Joan,

are you planning on leaving for the Caribbean
later
this January?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] gasoline smell



When we have to store a fuel tank of any kind in
the
aft locker we put in a heavy plastic the bag and
wire
tie it. That keeps the oders from the rest of the
boat.

We used C-map for eletronic charts in the Med.
they
worked very well.. We also made good use of the
Imray
Almanac for the Med. it cost a bit but has all the
ports.

The I-Com 802 with the Pactor III is about as good
as
it get for HF/SSB.

We found that we got good reception on the SSB in
the
Med at most times of the day.

Good luck. Richard and Joan SM 209
In Annapolis
--- dr_hofschulte <Dr.Hofschulte@
<mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de>
t-online.de> wrote:

I mean gasoline smell from the gasoline for the
outboarder.
I think there is only one locker which has no
connection to the inside
rooms, this is the locker for the life-raft.This
locker is not
suitably for a gasoline tank to stow away. For
the
other lockers it is
neccessary to have the connection to close them
from
inside.
So I think there is no real solution. We have to
put
the tanks outside.

There is also annother question: may be this
year
or
latest next year
we want to go to the mediterranean eastern part,
turkey.
We have windows XP on board, what do you think
is
now the best electronic
chart programm and what are the best charts? May
be
we will go after
the mediterranean to the caribic.
What SSB is recommended to buy, and which kind
of
antenna? To send and
to receive e-mails via SSB? Pactor ?
I have got the e-mails the last four years and
it
was very interesting
for me to read all the messages. Last year we
bought
the three years
old Sm in the baltic and we are happy with our
Johanna-Amalthea.
Thanks alot for your answers.It helps realy
much.



Hans Germany baltic sea
Johanna-Amalthea Sm # 436


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Re: Parts for Volvo TMD22P

rbenven44 <no_reply@...>
 

Hello Tony,

Try Marine Parts Express,65 Dodge Road, Edgecomb, ME 04556. They carry
lots of Volvo parts. I got timing belt and new tach from them last
year, much cheaper than other sources. Go to:
http://www.marinepartsexpress.com

Roy, Excalibur SM #195

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "agav8ter" <agav8ter@...> wrote:

Hello all,

We are in Wilmington, NC with WORLD CITIZEN and are planning to do a
bunch of "nickle / dime" maintenance items. (Read that as a thousand
here and a thousand there)

Can anyone recommend a company that has a good inventory of Volvo
TMD22P parts?

Thank you for your help,

Tony

WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Compressor and the Best Method of Shipping to the USV...

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

Hello David,

Send an email to Connections (connections "at" islands.vi) and ask
them what is involved...you may have to fill out a UP Postal Service
(USPS) form and fax them back to Connections for them to act as your
agent...I am not sure if there is a requirement like this for UPS or
FedEx, however keep in mind UPS and/or FedEx is 4 to 5 times more than
USPS.

Let me know if you have any problems because I have/had an account
with Connections and possibly you could ship the item to me at
Connections and allow you to pick it up for me. They charge $5.00 USD
per package for their service.

Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe SM2 #387

PS contact me off-line at brouse at gmail.com


would accept a Milwaukee 0721-21 V28 28 Volt Right
Angle Drill Kit which has to be bought in the USA as you cant get
them in the
UK.? Sending it to the UK and then taking it back to the BVI's is
going to
be a real PITA not even, thinking about the tax issues getting it
into the UK
and then the BVI's. Also we need to pay a visit to St John at
Easter as some
boat guests dont have a US visa and we want to go to the USVI's for
sure St
Thomas and also probably over to St Croix so the easy way for them
to get
legally into the USVI's is the ferry from West End to Cruz Bay.

Thanks and have a wonderful and happy 2008

David




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Not everything is perfect at the new Amel 54

dorian_delanda <dorian_delanda@...>
 

Ok, I will tell aboutthe good things:

There is a wonderful owner stateroom with a big bed I want to offer
my wife (and me) because the one at the SM was always too small.

And I love the seperated shower.

And there is a bigger engine which a really like.

And I like the new Rigg with all it's possibilities.

And the guestroom on portside is a better offer than before.

And the new 100L watermaker is very silent - wonderful.

And she is a bit faster than the SM.

To put it in the right way: Every Amel is a very good an solid boat.
And of course the new 54 as well. I am just missing the consequenze
you see and feel on a Super Maramu on the 54; they had to come up
with compromises at all ends because of not really making the boat
bigger.

best
Dorian


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan and St Maartin

eric freedman
 

Hi,

Should be a simple sail. I sailed from St Martin to New York last spring
SOLO.

Please drop by slip c-10 I will be on board January 13-16.fw

Eric

Fair Winds,



Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Frank Newton
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 6:35 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan and St Maartin



Hi

SM2000 #321 here. I expect to be in Simpson Bay by next weekend;
Coming up from Antigua on my ownsome. Yes, need crew too.

Hope to see you there.

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
#321

-----Original Message-----
From: eric [mailto:kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net>
e.net]
Sent: 04 January 2008 03:58
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan

BURRRR

I am already there. When will you arrive and where do you expect to
stay. I am at the Simpson bay marina.

The reason I asked is that I had dinner with my usual crew in New York
City last night. One of my crew had an OPO posting which I assumed was
yours looking for crew.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan

Yes, we will depart in the end of Jan. for St. Martin.
Want to come along?
Richard and Joan

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
wrote:

Richard and Joan,

are you planning on leaving for the Caribbean later
this January?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] gasoline smell



When we have to store a fuel tank of any kind in the
aft locker we put in a heavy plastic the bag and
wire
tie it. That keeps the oders from the rest of the
boat.

We used C-map for eletronic charts in the Med. they
worked very well.. We also made good use of the
Imray
Almanac for the Med. it cost a bit but has all the
ports.

The I-Com 802 with the Pactor III is about as good
as
it get for HF/SSB.

We found that we got good reception on the SSB in
the
Med at most times of the day.

Good luck. Richard and Joan SM 209
In Annapolis
--- dr_hofschulte <Dr.Hofschulte@ <mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de>
t-online.de> wrote:

I mean gasoline smell from the gasoline for the
outboarder.
I think there is only one locker which has no
connection to the inside
rooms, this is the locker for the life-raft.This
locker is not
suitably for a gasoline tank to stow away. For the
other lockers it is
neccessary to have the connection to close them
from
inside.
So I think there is no real solution. We have to
put
the tanks outside.

There is also annother question: may be this year
or
latest next year
we want to go to the mediterranean eastern part,
turkey.
We have windows XP on board, what do you think is
now the best electronic
chart programm and what are the best charts? May
be
we will go after
the mediterranean to the caribic.
What SSB is recommended to buy, and which kind of
antenna? To send and
to receive e-mails via SSB? Pactor ?
I have got the e-mails the last four years and it
was very interesting
for me to read all the messages. Last year we
bought
the three years
old Sm in the baltic and we are happy with our Johanna-Amalthea.
Thanks alot for your answers.It helps realy much.



Hans Germany baltic sea
Johanna-Amalthea Sm # 436


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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan and St Maartin

Frank Newton <bootlegger@...>
 

Hi

SM2000 #321 here. I expect to be in Simpson Bay by next weekend;
Coming up from Antigua on my ownsome. Yes, need crew too.

Hope to see you there.

Frank Newton
'Bootlegger of Mann'
#321

-----Original Message-----
From: eric [mailto:kimberlite@optonline.net]
Sent: 04 January 2008 03:58
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan


BURRRR

I am already there. When will you arrive and where do you expect to
stay. I am at the Simpson bay marina.

The reason I asked is that I had dinner with my usual crew in New York
City last night. One of my crew had an OPO posting which I assumed was
yours looking for crew.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





_____

From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Yes, we will depart in the end of Jan. for St. Martin.
Want to come along?
Richard and Joan

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
wrote:

Richard and Joan,

are you planning on leaving for the Caribbean later
this January?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] gasoline smell



When we have to store a fuel tank of any kind in the
aft locker we put in a heavy plastic the bag and
wire
tie it. That keeps the oders from the rest of the
boat.

We used C-map for eletronic charts in the Med. they
worked very well.. We also made good use of the
Imray
Almanac for the Med. it cost a bit but has all the
ports.

The I-Com 802 with the Pactor III is about as good
as
it get for HF/SSB.

We found that we got good reception on the SSB in
the
Med at most times of the day.

Good luck. Richard and Joan SM 209
In Annapolis
--- dr_hofschulte <Dr.Hofschulte@ <mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de>
t-online.de> wrote:

I mean gasoline smell from the gasoline for the
outboarder.
I think there is only one locker which has no
connection to the inside
rooms, this is the locker for the life-raft.This
locker is not
suitably for a gasoline tank to stow away. For the
other lockers it is
neccessary to have the connection to close them
from
inside.
So I think there is no real solution. We have to
put
the tanks outside.

There is also annother question: may be this year
or
latest next year
we want to go to the mediterranean eastern part,
turkey.
We have windows XP on board, what do you think is
now the best electronic
chart programm and what are the best charts? May
be
we will go after
the mediterranean to the caribic.
What SSB is recommended to buy, and which kind of
antenna? To send and
to receive e-mails via SSB? Pactor ?
I have got the e-mails the last four years and it
was very interesting
for me to read all the messages. Last year we
bought
the three years
old Sm in the baltic and we are happy with our Johanna-Amalthea.
Thanks alot for your answers.It helps realy much.



Hans Germany baltic sea
Johanna-Amalthea Sm # 436


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Parts for Volvo TMD22P

Ag Av8ter
 

Hello all,

We are in Wilmington, NC with WORLD CITIZEN and are planning to do a
bunch of "nickle / dime" maintenance items. (Read that as a thousand
here and a thousand there)

Can anyone recommend a company that has a good inventory of Volvo
TMD22P parts?

Thank you for your help,

Tony

WORLD CITIZEN
SM #266


Oil Change or addition for Mango furler gearbox

svcharisma
 

I would like to add oil to the gear box the fib furler on my Mango
#62. I don't have any documentation. Does anyone have experience
and/or documentation for this? I'm guessing that I can just add 90W
gear oil, but the existing oil almost looks like grease and maybe
should be changed.

Alan
SV Charisma - Mango #62
Marina Mazatlan


Compressor and the Best Method of Shipping to the USVI and BVI

svbebe <yahoogroups@...>
 

John,

If I were you I would ship it duty free from the US to St. John,
USVI. There is a mail service (named Connections) in Cruz Bay on St.
John that is very good and it is owned by a sailor. They will
receive FedEx, UPS and the very cheap method "3-day USPS Priority
Parcel Service."

We used Connections in Cruz Bay to receive about 30 boxes we shipped
through the US Postal Service after we purchased our Amel which was
berthed in the BVI.

Contact them at connections"at"islands.vi - subsittute the "at" with
@ or phone them at (340) 776-6922.

Their complete address is:
6 D Cruz Bay
PO Box 37
St. John VI 00831-0037

Very Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe - SM2 #387


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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jfolino901
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 3:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Compressor



Recently the compressor in my aft cabin has failed. It is a Climma
8,000 btu, R134A gas, no. 8140/SC 21G, 220/240 volts 50 cycles
T31FE605. Does anyone know where I can purchase just the compressor
in
the BVI? Amel and Veco in the US will sell me the entire unit which
I
don't need, but may have to purchase.

Regards,
John





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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Compressor and the Best Method of Shipping to the USV...

dlm48@...
 

Hi Judy and Bill,

Do you think Connections would accept a Milwaukee 0721-21 V28 28 Volt Right
Angle Drill Kit which has to be bought in the USA as you cant get them in the
UK.? Sending it to the UK and then taking it back to the BVI's is going to
be a real PITA not even thinking about the tax issues getting it into the UK
and then the BVI's. Also we need to pay a visit to St John at Easter as some
boat guests dont have a US visa and we want to go to the USVI's for sure St
Thomas and also probably over to St Croix so the easy way for them to get
legally into the USVI's is the ferry from West End to Cruz Bay.

Thanks and have a wonderful and happy 2008

David

In a message dated 05/01/2008 14:35:07 GMT Standard Time,
yahoogroups@svbebe.com writes:

John,

If I were you I would ship it duty free from the US to St. John,
USVI. There is a mail service (named Connections) in Cruz Bay on St.
John that is very good and it is owned by a sailor. They will
receive FedEx, UPS and the very cheap method "3-day USPS Priority
Parcel Service."

We used Connections in Cruz Bay to receive about 30 boxes we shipped
through the US Postal Service after we purchased our Amel which was
berthed in the BVI.

Contact them at connections"Contact theContact them at connection
@ or phone them at (340) 776-6922.

Their complete address is:
6 D Cruz Bay
PO Box 37
St. John VI 00831-0037

Very Best,

Bill Rouse
s/v BeBe - SM2 #387


Re: 175 amp alternator

windmillerii <windmillerii@...>
 

Eric !
I am looking for an amel 54 owner (Volvo engine) between boat #1 to 38#
Thanks
David Miller

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

John,

The 175-amp alternator is a double belt unit.

It was a factory option and is definitely 175 amps. I have seen it
put out
150 amps. It is a leece-neville alternator.

If you will send me your E-mail- address I will send you a photo. It
is a
monster !! I also have a spare.

It was offered as the comfort package-

Here is the list of the comfort package from the INVOICE:

100 hp Yanmar

175 amp 24 volt alternator

Triple bow roller

4-burner stove

Flash Gordon saloon light

100-amp primary battery charger

4 additional house batteries total of 640 amps at 24 volts. (13 total)

Fair Winds,

Eric









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Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 11:42 AM
To: Jack Phelan; eric
Subject: FW: FW: Here they are!! The 2008 Swimsuits







_____

We could soon lose our imaginations, and replacing them with reality
may not
be that great.





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John and Anne
Hollamby
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 6:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fwd: Excessive wear
of 24V
Alternator Belt



I find it hard to believe that you have a 170 amp 24 volt alternator
running
off the front of the engine on a single belt. This is the equivalent
of a
340 amp 12 volt alternator which does not exist. If the alternator
puts out
that sort of load it would almost certainly break the crankshaft
quite soon.
Of course the belt would be slipping and overheating the pulley and thus
melting the lube on the bearing in the alternator. This is a load of bs.
170 X 24 = 4080watts or 4 KVA and so the alterntor would be nearly
as big as
the one on my 7KVA genset !!!!
I suggest you get a proper electrician to have a good look at the
thing and
expect to be told that 170 amps is a fairytale and the true figure is
perhaps 70 amps. He may well suggest that you need a double belt
pulley and
top quality belts properly tensioned.
I look forward to your next bulletin.

Regards from John Hollamby, SM319, currentlly revisiting Freemantle, the
scene of the 1987 Americas Cup.

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Not everything is perfect at the new Amel 54

dlm48@...
 

VERY Interesting post

so why did you order a new A54 if it has all these problems

what are the plus points that made you upgrade to a new A54

enquiring minds would like to know

thanks and regards

David

In a message dated 04/01/2008 18:03:49 GMT Standard Time,
dorian_delanda@hotmail.de writes:

Dear friends,

sailing since 13 years a Super Maramu and beeing very enthusiastic
about Amel yachts I want to point out some problems I can see with
the new 54 in comparisson with the SM. Anyway I have ordered the new
one but I do not undestand the following points:

1.
the seating in the cockpit is smaller and at the ends even more
narrow, you can not relax (or even have a siesta)like before on the
SM.

2.
The cockpit table is smaller than at the old SM, so you can seat less
people

3.
The doble berths on starboard adults can not realy use because there
is a shelf next to your shoulder or back and a locker at your feet
which makes it impossible to turn around. So the berths are actually
very small! Compared with the beds in the SM all the single beds got
smaller. Of course the bed in the owner suite is big. But this is no
offer for guests! Shure you can say: stick them in the guest double
bed, but if you have some friends coming with you without their wifes
or girlfriends it is not as easy anymore to offer them good sleeping.

4.
If you order the "pack plus comfort" you will get more batteries
beneath the berth on the way to the owner stateroom; this means that
they rise the berth very high so it is hard to climb on and again:
you get in conflict with the locker above if you try to sleep. No
good offer for guests again!

5.
In general there is less storage possibility

6.
The davits they offer are badly positionend because you can not use a
normal light RIP around 280-320cm with engine - this is actually
unbelivable and not aceptable.

7.
You can not push back the sprayhood easily like on the SM. If I enter
a small harbour for example I like to have the full open view without
a sprayhood. This was so easy at the SM.

8.
It is for me impossible to see what is in front of the boat when I
sit in the cockpit in front of the stearing wheel - the windows are
far to low. If you would lower the seat then you would have a
conflict with the cockpit desk. A really bad solution. It was not
very good on the SM already so I hoped it would be better an the new
one.

9.
Sitting around the saloon table you can notice that the table is too
near to the people sitting around, you have a kind of narrow feeling;
this was totally different and better with the SM.

Probabely I forgot some things I saw, anyway I listet enough
problems - but still the 54 one of the best boats, which I just could
feel in a 3-day-7-Bft-feel in a 3-day-7-Bft-<WBR>cruising. Everythi
wonderful. So I hope I can solve some of the problems before I get
the new boat. I am wondering why they did not offer a new Amel around
55 to 57' because then they would not have to struggle with most of
the problems I have mentionend above.

So if you did not order a newe 54 do'nt be sad: with the SM you still
have a wonderful and well thoughtthrough boat.

Best
Dorian
(sorry for the poor english - I am German and I don't have word
corection on this computer)


175 amp alternator

eric freedman
 

John,

The 175-amp alternator is a double belt unit.

It was a factory option and is definitely 175 amps. I have seen it put out
150 amps. It is a leece-neville alternator.

If you will send me your E-mail- address I will send you a photo. It is a
monster !! I also have a spare.

It was offered as the comfort package-

Here is the list of the comfort package from the INVOICE:

100 hp Yanmar

175 amp 24 volt alternator

Triple bow roller

4-burner stove

Flash Gordon saloon light

100-amp primary battery charger

4 additional house batteries total of 640 amps at 24 volts. (13 total)

Fair Winds,

Eric









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Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 11:42 AM
To: Jack Phelan; eric
Subject: FW: FW: Here they are!! The 2008 Swimsuits







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[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John and Anne Hollamby
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 6:54 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fwd: Excessive wear of 24V
Alternator Belt



I find it hard to believe that you have a 170 amp 24 volt alternator running
off the front of the engine on a single belt. This is the equivalent of a
340 amp 12 volt alternator which does not exist. If the alternator puts out
that sort of load it would almost certainly break the crankshaft quite soon.
Of course the belt would be slipping and overheating the pulley and thus
melting the lube on the bearing in the alternator. This is a load of bs.
170 X 24 = 4080watts or 4 KVA and so the alterntor would be nearly as big as
the one on my 7KVA genset !!!!
I suggest you get a proper electrician to have a good look at the thing and
expect to be told that 170 amps is a fairytale and the true figure is
perhaps 70 amps. He may well suggest that you need a double belt pulley and
top quality belts properly tensioned.
I look forward to your next bulletin.

Regards from John Hollamby, SM319, currentlly revisiting Freemantle, the
scene of the 1987 Americas Cup.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Compressor

eric freedman
 

Veco in the USA is the place to get the parts. The shipping is very cheap.

I would ship it to St Thomas to avoid the British customs etc.

I have purchased many items from hem and they have been very helpful and
fairly priced.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of jfolino901
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 3:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Compressor



Recently the compressor in my aft cabin has failed. It is a Climma
8,000 btu, R134A gas, no. 8140/SC 21G, 220/240 volts 50 cycles
T31FE605. Does anyone know where I can purchase just the compressor in
the BVI? Amel and Veco in the US will sell me the entire unit which I
don't need, but may have to purchase.

Regards,
John


Compressor

jfolino901 <jfolino901@...>
 

Recently the compressor in my aft cabin has failed. It is a Climma
8,000 btu, R134A gas, no. 8140/SC 21G, 220/240 volts 50 cycles
T31FE605. Does anyone know where I can purchase just the compressor in
the BVI? Amel and Veco in the US will sell me the entire unit which I
don't need, but may have to purchase.

Regards,
John


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan

eric freedman
 

Hi,

My slip number at Simpson Bay Marina is c-10 my cell there is 599-527-1858

Other cell is 631-398-9990.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Richard Piller
Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 7:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Eric, we are the poster child. And yes, we will head
down to Simpsons Bay as the last time we went to
Oliver's we got to plow some corn rows.

Ask you crew person to give me a call if they are
free.. 603 502 6273. Once we round the corner at 66
we should be in warm water and tee shirts.

Looking forward to meeting up with you.
Clear sky and fari winds
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin <mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
wrote:

BURRRR

I am already there. When will you arrive and where
do you expect to stay. I
am at the Simpson bay marina.

The reason I asked is that I had dinner with my
usual crew in New York City
last night. One of my crew had an OPO posting which
I assumed was yours
looking for crew.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@ <mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Yes, we will depart in the end of Jan. for St.
Martin.
Want to come along?
Richard and Joan

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
wrote:

Richard and Joan,

are you planning on leaving for the Caribbean
later
this January?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] gasoline smell



When we have to store a fuel tank of any kind in
the
aft locker we put in a heavy plastic the bag and
wire
tie it. That keeps the oders from the rest of the
boat.

We used C-map for eletronic charts in the Med.
they
worked very well.. We also made good use of the
Imray
Almanac for the Med. it cost a bit but has all the
ports.

The I-Com 802 with the Pactor III is about as good
as
it get for HF/SSB.

We found that we got good reception on the SSB in
the
Med at most times of the day.

Good luck. Richard and Joan SM 209
In Annapolis
--- dr_hofschulte <Dr.Hofschulte@
<mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de>
t-online.de> wrote:

I mean gasoline smell from the gasoline for the
outboarder.
I think there is only one locker which has no
connection to the inside
rooms, this is the locker for the life-raft.This
locker is not
suitably for a gasoline tank to stow away. For
the
other lockers it is
neccessary to have the connection to close them
from
inside.
So I think there is no real solution. We have to
put
the tanks outside.

There is also annother question: may be this
year
or
latest next year
we want to go to the mediterranean eastern part,
turkey.
We have windows XP on board, what do you think
is
now the best electronic
chart programm and what are the best charts? May
be
we will go after
the mediterranean to the caribic.
What SSB is recommended to buy, and which kind
of
antenna? To send and
to receive e-mails via SSB? Pactor ?
I have got the e-mails the last four years and
it
was very interesting
for me to read all the messages. Last year we
bought
the three years
old Sm in the baltic and we are happy with our
Johanna-Amalthea.
Thanks alot for your answers.It helps realy
much.



Hans Germany baltic sea
Johanna-Amalthea Sm # 436


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Not everything is perfect at the new Amel 54

dorian_delanda <dorian_delanda@...>
 

Dear friends,

sailing since 13 years a Super Maramu and beeing very enthusiastic
about Amel yachts I want to point out some problems I can see with
the new 54 in comparisson with the SM. Anyway I have ordered the new
one but I do not undestand the following points:

1.
the seating in the cockpit is smaller and at the ends even more
narrow, you can not relax (or even have a siesta)like before on the
SM.

2.
The cockpit table is smaller than at the old SM, so you can seat less
people

3.
The doble berths on starboard adults can not realy use because there
is a shelf next to your shoulder or back and a locker at your feet
which makes it impossible to turn around. So the berths are actually
very small! Compared with the beds in the SM all the single beds got
smaller. Of course the bed in the owner suite is big. But this is no
offer for guests! Shure you can say: stick them in the guest double
bed, but if you have some friends coming with you without their wifes
or girlfriends it is not as easy anymore to offer them good sleeping.

4.
If you order the "pack plus comfort" you will get more batteries
beneath the berth on the way to the owner stateroom; this means that
they rise the berth very high so it is hard to climb on and again:
you get in conflict with the locker above if you try to sleep. No
good offer for guests again!

5.
In general there is less storage possibility

6.
The davits they offer are badly positionend because you can not use a
normal light RIP around 280-320cm with engine - this is actually
unbelivable and not aceptable.

7.
You can not push back the sprayhood easily like on the SM. If I enter
a small harbour for example I like to have the full open view without
a sprayhood. This was so easy at the SM.

8.
It is for me impossible to see what is in front of the boat when I
sit in the cockpit in front of the stearing wheel - the windows are
far to low. If you would lower the seat then you would have a
conflict with the cockpit desk. A really bad solution. It was not
very good on the SM already so I hoped it would be better an the new
one.

9.
Sitting around the saloon table you can notice that the table is too
near to the people sitting around, you have a kind of narrow feeling;
this was totally different and better with the SM.

Probabely I forgot some things I saw, anyway I listet enough
problems - but still the 54 one of the best boats, which I just could
feel in a 3-day-7-Bft-cruising. Everything was stiff and safe,
wonderful. So I hope I can solve some of the problems before I get
the new boat. I am wondering why they did not offer a new Amel around
55 to 57' because then they would not have to struggle with most of
the problems I have mentionend above.

So if you did not order a newe 54 do'nt be sad: with the SM you still
have a wonderful and well thoughtthrough boat.

Best
Dorian
(sorry for the poor english - I am German and I don't have word
corection on this computer)


Lofrans windlass oil change procedure

Zanareva
 

Greetings everyone,

I'm looking for suggestions from those that have changed the gear oil
in the Lofrans windlass on the Super Maramus.

Do you remove the sight glass fitting (part number #407) to drain or
does a suction tube need to be inserted once the oil plug (part number
#474) on the top of the windlass is removed?

I've posted the instruction manual in the FILES section.

Thanks
Richard
SM #5 Spice


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan

Richard Piller <richard03801@...>
 

Eric, we are the poster child. And yes, we will head
down to Simpsons Bay as the last time we went to
Oliver's we got to plow some corn rows.

Ask you crew person to give me a call if they are
free.. 603 502 6273. Once we round the corner at 66
we should be in warm water and tee shirts.

Looking forward to meeting up with you.
Clear sky and fari winds
Richard and Joan on Challenge SM 209


--- eric <kimberlite@optonline.net> wrote:

BURRRR

I am already there. When will you arrive and where
do you expect to stay. I
am at the Simpson bay marina.

The reason I asked is that I had dinner with my
usual crew in New York City
last night. One of my crew had an OPO posting which
I assumed was yours
looking for crew.

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2008 10:55 PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Richard and Joan



Yes, we will depart in the end of Jan. for St.
Martin.
Want to come along?
Richard and Joan

--- eric <kimberlite@optonlin
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> e.net>
wrote:

Richard and Joan,

are you planning on leaving for the Caribbean
later
this January?

Fair Winds,

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite





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From: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Richard Piller
Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 8:37 PM
To: amelyachtowners@
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] gasoline smell



When we have to store a fuel tank of any kind in
the
aft locker we put in a heavy plastic the bag and
wire
tie it. That keeps the oders from the rest of the
boat.

We used C-map for eletronic charts in the Med.
they
worked very well.. We also made good use of the
Imray
Almanac for the Med. it cost a bit but has all the
ports.

The I-Com 802 with the Pactor III is about as good
as
it get for HF/SSB.

We found that we got good reception on the SSB in
the
Med at most times of the day.

Good luck. Richard and Joan SM 209
In Annapolis
--- dr_hofschulte <Dr.Hofschulte@
<mailto:Dr.Hofschulte%40t-online.de>
t-online.de> wrote:

I mean gasoline smell from the gasoline for the
outboarder.
I think there is only one locker which has no
connection to the inside
rooms, this is the locker for the life-raft.This
locker is not
suitably for a gasoline tank to stow away. For
the
other lockers it is
neccessary to have the connection to close them
from
inside.
So I think there is no real solution. We have to
put
the tanks outside.

There is also annother question: may be this
year
or
latest next year
we want to go to the mediterranean eastern part,
turkey.
We have windows XP on board, what do you think
is
now the best electronic
chart programm and what are the best charts? May
be
we will go after
the mediterranean to the caribic.
What SSB is recommended to buy, and which kind
of
antenna? To send and
to receive e-mails via SSB? Pactor ?
I have got the e-mails the last four years and
it
was very interesting
for me to read all the messages. Last year we
bought
the three years
old Sm in the baltic and we are happy with our
Johanna-Amalthea.
Thanks alot for your answers.It helps realy
much.



Hans Germany baltic sea
Johanna-Amalthea Sm # 436


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Re: {Disarmed} Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Fwd: Excessive wear of 24V Alternator Belt

John and Anne Hollamby <annejohn@...>
 

I find it hard to believe that you have a 170 amp 24 volt alternator running off the front of the engine on a single belt. This is the equivalent of a 340 amp 12 volt alternator which does not exist. If the alternator puts out that sort of load it would almost certainly break the crankshaft quite soon. Of course the belt would be slipping and overheating the pulley and thus melting the lube on the bearing in the alternator. This is a load of bs.
170 X 24 = 4080watts or 4 KVA and so the alterntor would be nearly as big as the one on my 7KVA genset !!!!
I suggest you get a proper electrician to have a good look at the thing and expect to be told that 170 amps is a fairytale and the true figure is perhaps 70 amps. He may well suggest that you need a double belt pulley and top quality belts properly tensioned.
I look forward to your next bulletin.

Regards from John Hollamby, SM319, currentlly revisiting Freemantle, the scene of the 1987 Americas Cup.