Date   
Re: Forward Looking Sonar

Alan Leslie
 

Our Interphase unit died....well the transducer did, and we couldn't get one so I installed a B&G Vulcan 7 with ForwardScan in its place.
The ForwardScan is very susceptible to boat movement, I think this is what leads to the "false images" . It seems to work well in calm water and at low speed. If there is any up and down  movement of the boat, the image will not be useful as the device can't compensate for that.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Forward Looking Sonar

Patrick McAneny
 

Stefano , That is the unit I have. Do you not get a lot of false signals ,both vertical and horizontal ? If not then there must be something wrong with my unit.
Thanks,
Pat
SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: Stefano Biffi <cptbiffi@...>
To: main <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 10:50 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Forward Looking Sonar

I have ZEUS 2 With foward looking, works nice, helpful in low water. During the docking I can estimate how deep is below and how far is the other lip of the Harbour. Never used between submerged rocks, till now. 

Stefano
N’EVEREST Super Maramu 185
Italy 

Il giorno 21 ago 2019, alle ore 16:02, Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32@...> ha scritto:

When we replaced all our electronic due to lightning damage ,we went with the latest B&G equipment,including forward looking sonar. We had Interphase prior and for me it was like trying to read a ultrasound . The B&G sonar sends false images of things that do not exist ,with the bottom going up and down and what looks like walls showing and then disappearing . These false signals have instilled no confidence to the point I never turn it on and at this point I consider a big waste of money. It was professionally installed and I have spoken to the installer as well as B&G reps. at the boat show , I have gotten no answers . I got to the point that I assume this is the state of the art ,when it comes to sonar. 
But after reading what a few of you have said about your sonar,which are older than mine ,I am convinced that something is wrong with my unit. Does anyone have B&G forward looking sonar ,how is it working for you, false images ?
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 1:36 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Forward Looking Sonar

We have the Interphase forward looking sonar on our A54 and use it often. It's not perfect, but definitely useful.

As Ken noted, we often use it to scope out the surrounding depths to account for any swinging. And more than once it has showed us that the charts aren't perfect and given us time to go astern hard to avoid a collision with an uncharted obstacle.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com

Main sail Outhaul motor/gearbox failed A54

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear AMEL Group/ Owners,

our main sail outhaul (gearbox) stopped 2 days ago just in the moment the main was completely furled in.
First we thought it is a kind of end-switch that stoped it and does not release.
But it never worked again.
Today I checked the entire system:
- by switching there is a clicking, thus the relays + switches are working
- I changed/swapped the cables from the mast furler with the boom outhaul (on the breakers, the current protectors and the relays): mast furler is working, boom not.
- I checked the gear box: the shaft (I guess with the worm drive - I can not open the box.) was about 1cm out of the gear box (the cover was kicked out - see picture with marking) + fully blocked. 
Was/Is the gear box broken or is it a safety thing? 
I pushed the shaft slowly (with a small hammer and a protector) back + put the cover on, then the shaft was turning again well and easy.
- I checked the motor: brushes are still very well, power comes, the motor turns (when not connected with the gear box AND when the cables on the current-protectors (What is the right name?) - see picture - are swapped). The motor turns not, when the current protectors are default connected (boom to boom, mast to mast).
- OK. I connected the motor again with the gearbox (current protectors still swapped). Motor turns short and stops, then trying to turn but does not make it.
- Swapped the cables for the current-protectors back (boom to boom, mast to mast). Mast is working, boom not (only the relay is clicking). 
But why is the mast furler working with the boom-current-protector and not the boom itself?
And, btw: there are 2 spare breakers 100A, but no slot for it???

Now I do not know:
Is it only the current-protector 
or 
the gear box too 
or 
the motor (which is looking very well)
Or all of it? 
 
I am looking forward for your help and really appreciate it.
 
Best regards
Stefan
A54 N°119 Lady Charlyette, currently Leixoes/Porto

Re: Amel Mango Emergency Tiller Storage Location

Arlo
 

Excellent question...mine is in the port cockpit locker....wonder if it would fit under the aft bunk....mmm

Re: 100M of 10mm rated stainless steel anchor ‘AMEL’

Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222
 

This is the best you can du

Von meinem iPhone gesendet

Re: A54 Helm seat/cockpit table and engine hatch opening

 

Let me be the first to say, "Bravo, that is First Class."

Also, I am sure that Henri Amel is smiling.

Best,

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



On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 11:40 AM Roque <ediroque@...> wrote:

Hi all
I replaced the base of the cockpit helm seat with a custom made SS base.  Now I can open the engine hatch without having to move the cockpit table. Much easier and much safer.  Many thanks to José Luis Esteller (SY Orion, A54), who did something like that a few years ago and shared his experience.

I uploaded a few pics under the name “A54 Helm seat/cockpit table and engine hatch opening”. I also included a photo of an A54 under construction (September, 2010) with the Amel solution to this very rare project flaw.

Best

Roque

Attika A54 # 117

Paraty – Rio de Janeiro

Re: 100M of 10mm rated stainless steel anchor ‘AMEL’

Paul Brown
 

Hi, Jlmertz

Following on from our discussion, I have decided not to upgrade my anchor chain and therefore withdraw the item form sale 

Thank you for the interest and I hope to meet you some time 

Regards Paul 


On 20 Aug 2019, at 9:51 pm, "jlm@..." <jlm@...> wrote:

Hello Paul

Can you contact me 33 (0)663 393 174

Merci

JLMERTZ

on CottonBay


Le 20/08/2019 à 18:54, Paul Brown a écrit :
hello all,

I am up grading my chain to a higher strength rating for storm anchoring and have 100M of Rated stainless steel 10mm chain, which was supplied with the delivery of my A55#17 when she was launched early 2013. The chain is in excellent condition from my inspection and has not been extensively used as we have sail perhaps no more than 3000NM

if you would like to make an offer please contact me by email feeder.brown@...

We are sailing south of France to Sicily till October 


or reply to this thread 

regards Paul Fortuna II 55#17



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A54 Helm seat/cockpit table and engine hatch opening

Roque
 

Hi all
I replaced the base of the cockpit helm seat with a custom made SS base.  Now I can open the engine hatch without having to move the cockpit table. Much easier and much safer.  Many thanks to José Luis Esteller (SY Orion, A54), who did something like that a few years ago and shared his experience.

I uploaded a few pics under the name “A54 Helm seat/cockpit table and engine hatch opening”. I also included a photo of an A54 under construction (September, 2010) with the Amel solution to this very rare project flaw.

Best

Roque

Attika A54 # 117

Paraty – Rio de Janeiro

Re: Always check your contractors' work

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

OK

On 8/21/19, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
Ken,

IMO, FaceBook or other social media is where people can freely rant
unchecked about stuff. I for one prefer this forum to be clear of opinions
and criticism (such as I am doing now).

" Open discussion, with honest opinion, with no "political" agenda, that's
what I think owners are looking for. " As an owner, this is NOT what I am
looking for.




With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama


-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io]
On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:33 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Always check your contractors' work

Bill,

I agree, maybe this isn't the place to have open honest discussions
about things that happen when working on, or getting your Amel
repaired.. My question is, where is the right place, because I want
to be a member there?

I want to know when someone does a good job, and when someone really
screws up a boat! That's called clout.... If someone messes up my
boat, I am going to put it on YouTube, and I am going to tell everyone
I know what happened... In a way, that helps all Amel owners.

Open discussion, with honest opinion, with no "political" agenda,
that's what I think owners are looking for. I stand behind everything
I write! If he had a bad day with me, someone else can back him up,
and tell the rest of the Amel owners how great he is at his job. You
know, I listened for 10 minutes while he ranted in French screaming at
me! And, in the end he was totally wrong! You really want to try to
tell me he knows Climma, or that he is a good manager? Look, if we
all tip toe around the facts, where shall we go for facts?


Ken Powers
Aquarius
Soon to be in Never Never land

On 8/21/19, CW Bill Rouse <@billrouse> wrote:
Ken and others interested,

I do not think this forum is a place to criticize any business or person
for
work performed on any Amel. The reason is that it would be one-sided,
and
we all know that there are at least two sides to every story.

Caraibe Marine and all of its shops in Martinique are owned by Philippe
LECONTE. I know him very well and if anyone wants help with any problem
with
any of his 8 different shops in Martinique, please ask me. My email
address
is @billrouse. I also know Patrice FOUGEROUSE who manages Caraibe
Refrigeration for Philippe. I have found him to be very knowledgeable
regarding Frigoboat and Climma. He has also been very responsive. I also
know each of the managers that run Philippe's shops.

It is true that anyone can make a mistake, you and I included, and anyone
can be wrong, but regarding the honesty, integrity, and professionalism
of
Philippe and all of the managers that work for him, I believe they
exhibit
the very high standards.

This year we had the first ever Amel Yacht Owners Rally in Martinique.
Philippe LECONTE and Caraibe Marine Shops sponsored the rally and bought
a
wonderful dinner for all of the participants. BTW, la Marina du Marin,
sponsored with reduced rates and other stuff, Carenantilles Yard gave away
a
free haulout to one Rally participant, I gave away 2 of my Amel Books,
and
JP and Stephanie at Caribbean Yacht Sales paid for the drinks at dinner.

I think that Martinique and all of the Martinique businesses I mentioned
above have created a special place to bring your Amel. In my "circle of
the
world," I found no better place, especially considering the fact that
Amel
has a company owned service facility there. The presence of Amel in
Martinique also allows for an expert advisor to all Martinique businesses
that you might deal with. I know for a fact that the businesses I
mentioned
above have a great relationship with Amel and communicate often on
specific
issues that are unique to Amel...you will not find that anywhere outside
of
France.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Yacht School (formerly Amel School) - Supporting Amel Owners (
http://www.yachtschool.us/ )
720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My Calendar ( https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html )

Yacht School ( https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/ )








Re: Amel Mango Emergency Tiller Storage Location

Dan
 

Both my fathers ex mango Hull #31 and my #33
Both store it in the forward port berth.

Re: Always check your contractors' work

Andrew & Kate Lamb
 

However I think positive recommendations on this forum are very useful and have helped me in the past, and should be encouraged - which are of course individual personal opinions and experiences.

Andrew
Ronpische 
SM 472



From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:54 pm
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Always check your contractors' work
 
Ken,

IMO, FaceBook or other social media is where people can freely rant unchecked about stuff. I for one prefer this forum to be clear of opinions and criticism (such as I am doing now).

" Open discussion, with honest opinion, with no "political" agenda, that's what I think owners are looking for. " As an owner, this is NOT what I am looking for.




With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama


-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:33 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Always check your contractors' work

Bill,

I agree, maybe this isn't the place to have open honest discussions
about things that happen when working on, or getting your Amel
repaired..  My question is, where is the right place, because I want
to be a member there?

I want to know when someone does a good job, and when someone really
screws up a boat! That's called clout....  If someone messes up my
boat, I am going to put it on YouTube, and I am going to tell everyone
I know what happened... In a way, that helps all Amel owners.

Open discussion, with honest opinion, with no "political" agenda,
that's what I think owners are looking for.  I stand behind everything
I write!  If he had a bad day with me, someone else can back him up,
and tell the rest of the Amel owners how great he is at his job.  You
know, I listened for 10 minutes while he ranted in French screaming at
me!  And, in the end he was totally wrong!  You really want to try to
tell me he knows Climma, or that he is a good manager?   Look, if we
all tip toe around the facts, where shall we go for facts?


Ken Powers
Aquarius
Soon to be in Never Never land

On 8/21/19, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
> Ken and others interested,
>
> I do not think this forum is a place to criticize any business or person for
> work performed on any Amel.  The reason is that it would be one-sided, and
> we all know that there are at least two sides to every story.
>
> Caraibe Marine and all of its shops in Martinique are owned by Philippe
> LECONTE. I know him very well and if anyone wants help with any problem with
> any of his 8 different shops in Martinique, please ask me. My email address
> is brouse@.... I also know Patrice FOUGEROUSE who manages Caraibe
> Refrigeration for Philippe. I have found him to be very knowledgeable
> regarding Frigoboat and Climma. He has also been very responsive. I also
> know each of the managers that run Philippe's shops.
>
> It is true that anyone can make a mistake, you and I included, and anyone
> can be wrong, but regarding the honesty, integrity, and professionalism of
> Philippe and all of the managers that work for him, I believe they exhibit
> the very high standards.
>
> This year we had the first ever Amel Yacht Owners Rally in Martinique.
> Philippe LECONTE and Caraibe Marine Shops sponsored the rally and bought a
> wonderful dinner for all of the participants. BTW, la Marina du Marin,
> sponsored with reduced rates and other stuff, Carenantilles Yard gave away a
> free haulout to one Rally participant, I gave away 2 of my Amel Books, and
> JP and Stephanie at Caribbean Yacht Sales paid for the drinks at dinner.
>
> I think that Martinique and all of the Martinique businesses I mentioned
> above have created a special place to bring your Amel. In my "circle of the
> world," I found no better place, especially considering the fact that Amel
> has a company owned service facility there. The presence of Amel in
> Martinique also allows for an expert advisor to all Martinique businesses
> that you might deal with. I know for a fact that the businesses I mentioned
> above have a great relationship with Amel and communicate often on specific
> issues that are unique to Amel...you will not find that anywhere outside of
> France.
>
> Best,
>
> CW Bill Rouse
>
> Yacht School (formerly Amel School) - Supporting Amel Owners (
> http://www.yachtschool.us/ )
> 720 Winnie St
>
> Galveston Island, TX 77550
> +1(832) 380-4970
> My Calendar ( https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html )
>
> Yacht School ( https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/ )
>
>
>
>






Re: Forward Looking Sonar

karkauai
 

Maybe I should have a look on someone else’s boat that finds it useful. It will take some serious convincing given my past experiences.

I’ve not been in many places where I’m anchoring in 10+ meters thus far, maybe my opinion will change when I get to the Pacific. In clear water we rely heavily on slow speed and eyeball navigation, and travel when the light is good. In muddy water it’s all about going slow and asking for local knowledge. I’ve only run aground twice when I got bad advice from local marina and fisherman, I was going at a snail’s pace and no damage was done.

To say we shouldn’t be insured without forward looking sonar is a bit over the top.

Kent
SM 243
Kristy

Re: Amel Mango Emergency Tiller Storage Location

Charles Bell
 

Thank you Alan!

I will go take some measures and see if I can tuck then up about the pilot berth shelf.


Charles

Re: Amel Cdrive seal kit

 

Jean Luc,

The Amel 55 C-Drive Propeller Shaft Wear Bushing and Seal Kit. I am 100% positive that you can get this only at Amel.
image.png
Best,

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



On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 8:46 AM jlm@... <jlm@...> wrote:

Bill,

About what for C-drive seals you are speeking ?

Jean Luc


Le 21/08/2019 à 15:11, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Paul,

I think that  www.123roulement.com is a good company, but I am 99% sure that they will NOT have the Amel-made wear bushing. They may have seals that fit, but to ensure you are getting the best seal for the job, don't try to save a few euros.

My advice is to purchase the wear bushing and seals from Amel only. The 55 has a larger output shaft and thus larger wear bushing and seals than the SM & 54. The procedure is also different. Email sav"at"amel.fr. Ask for the complete kit and also ask for instructions. The last time someone asked for instructions, Amel sent them instructions for SM & 54. Hopefully that has changed.

Best,

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



On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 2:53 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
hello all, I’m inquiring please  for assistance to where I can purchase the Cdrive seal kit and at what estimated price? Can this only be purchased through Amel or is it a standard product from a distributor or manufacturer?

thank you for your time 

regards paul - Fortuna II 55#17

Garanti sans virus. www.avast.com

Re: Always check your contractors' work

Mark Erdos
 

Ken,

IMO, FaceBook or other social media is where people can freely rant unchecked about stuff. I for one prefer this forum to be clear of opinions and criticism (such as I am doing now).

" Open discussion, with honest opinion, with no "political" agenda, that's what I think owners are looking for. " As an owner, this is NOT what I am looking for.




With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Vista Mar, Panama

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ken Powers SV Aquarius
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:33 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Always check your contractors' work

Bill,

I agree, maybe this isn't the place to have open honest discussions
about things that happen when working on, or getting your Amel
repaired.. My question is, where is the right place, because I want
to be a member there?

I want to know when someone does a good job, and when someone really
screws up a boat! That's called clout.... If someone messes up my
boat, I am going to put it on YouTube, and I am going to tell everyone
I know what happened... In a way, that helps all Amel owners.

Open discussion, with honest opinion, with no "political" agenda,
that's what I think owners are looking for. I stand behind everything
I write! If he had a bad day with me, someone else can back him up,
and tell the rest of the Amel owners how great he is at his job. You
know, I listened for 10 minutes while he ranted in French screaming at
me! And, in the end he was totally wrong! You really want to try to
tell me he knows Climma, or that he is a good manager? Look, if we
all tip toe around the facts, where shall we go for facts?


Ken Powers
Aquarius
Soon to be in Never Never land

On 8/21/19, CW Bill Rouse <@billrouse> wrote:
Ken and others interested,

I do not think this forum is a place to criticize any business or person for
work performed on any Amel. The reason is that it would be one-sided, and
we all know that there are at least two sides to every story.

Caraibe Marine and all of its shops in Martinique are owned by Philippe
LECONTE. I know him very well and if anyone wants help with any problem with
any of his 8 different shops in Martinique, please ask me. My email address
is @billrouse. I also know Patrice FOUGEROUSE who manages Caraibe
Refrigeration for Philippe. I have found him to be very knowledgeable
regarding Frigoboat and Climma. He has also been very responsive. I also
know each of the managers that run Philippe's shops.

It is true that anyone can make a mistake, you and I included, and anyone
can be wrong, but regarding the honesty, integrity, and professionalism of
Philippe and all of the managers that work for him, I believe they exhibit
the very high standards.

This year we had the first ever Amel Yacht Owners Rally in Martinique.
Philippe LECONTE and Caraibe Marine Shops sponsored the rally and bought a
wonderful dinner for all of the participants. BTW, la Marina du Marin,
sponsored with reduced rates and other stuff, Carenantilles Yard gave away a
free haulout to one Rally participant, I gave away 2 of my Amel Books, and
JP and Stephanie at Caribbean Yacht Sales paid for the drinks at dinner.

I think that Martinique and all of the Martinique businesses I mentioned
above have created a special place to bring your Amel. In my "circle of the
world," I found no better place, especially considering the fact that Amel
has a company owned service facility there. The presence of Amel in
Martinique also allows for an expert advisor to all Martinique businesses
that you might deal with. I know for a fact that the businesses I mentioned
above have a great relationship with Amel and communicate often on specific
issues that are unique to Amel...you will not find that anywhere outside of
France.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Yacht School (formerly Amel School) - Supporting Amel Owners (
http://www.yachtschool.us/ )
720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My Calendar ( https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html )

Yacht School ( https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/ )



Re: Forward Looking Sonar

Stefano Biffi
 

I have ZEUS 2 With foward looking, works nice, helpful in low water. During the docking I can estimate how deep is below and how far is the other lip of the Harbour. Never used between submerged rocks, till now. 

Stefano
N’EVEREST Super Maramu 185
Italy 

Il giorno 21 ago 2019, alle ore 16:02, Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32@...> ha scritto:

When we replaced all our electronic due to lightning damage ,we went with the latest B&G equipment,including forward looking sonar. We had Interphase prior and for me it was like trying to read a ultrasound . The B&G sonar sends false images of things that do not exist ,with the bottom going up and down and what looks like walls showing and then disappearing . These false signals have instilled no confidence to the point I never turn it on and at this point I consider a big waste of money. It was professionally installed and I have spoken to the installer as well as B&G reps. at the boat show , I have gotten no answers . I got to the point that I assume this is the state of the art ,when it comes to sonar. 
But after reading what a few of you have said about your sonar,which are older than mine ,I am convinced that something is wrong with my unit. Does anyone have B&G forward looking sonar ,how is it working for you, false images ?
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott SV Tengah <Scott.nguyen@...>
To: main <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Aug 21, 2019 1:36 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Forward Looking Sonar

We have the Interphase forward looking sonar on our A54 and use it often. It's not perfect, but definitely useful.

As Ken noted, we often use it to scope out the surrounding depths to account for any swinging. And more than once it has showed us that the charts aren't perfect and given us time to go astern hard to avoid a collision with an uncharted obstacle.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com

Re: Always check your contractors' work

 

Ken,

Google reviews, yelp, and others allow for both sides of the review to be seen, customers and businesses. Since our suppliers and people who work for us are not members of this group, this is not the place.

Believe me, I have seen more than one situation where the complainant presented a one-sided case that was believed by many, but the complainant was wrong. I have seen the opposite also.

So, I hope you understand why our group is not the place to complain about vendors and services. I am sure that you agree if you owned a business, you would not want to have a complaint posted that you could not respond to.

Best,

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



On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 9:33 AM Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
Bill,

I agree, maybe this isn't the place to have open honest discussions
about things that happen when working on, or getting your Amel
repaired..  My question is, where is the right place, because I want
to be a member there?

I want to know when someone does a good job, and when someone really
screws up a boat! That's called clout....  If someone messes up my
boat, I am going to put it on YouTube, and I am going to tell everyone
I know what happened... In a way, that helps all Amel owners.

Open discussion, with honest opinion, with no "political" agenda,
that's what I think owners are looking for.  I stand behind everything
I write!  If he had a bad day with me, someone else can back him up,
and tell the rest of the Amel owners how great he is at his job.  You
know, I listened for 10 minutes while he ranted in French screaming at
me!  And, in the end he was totally wrong!  You really want to try to
tell me he knows Climma, or that he is a good manager?   Look, if we
all tip toe around the facts, where shall we go for facts?


Ken Powers
Aquarius
Soon to be in Never Never land

On 8/21/19, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
> Ken and others interested,
>
> I do not think this forum is a place to criticize any business or person for
> work performed on any Amel.  The reason is that it would be one-sided, and
> we all know that there are at least two sides to every story.
>
> Caraibe Marine and all of its shops in Martinique are owned by Philippe
> LECONTE. I know him very well and if anyone wants help with any problem with
> any of his 8 different shops in Martinique, please ask me. My email address
> is brouse@.... I also know Patrice FOUGEROUSE who manages Caraibe
> Refrigeration for Philippe. I have found him to be very knowledgeable
> regarding Frigoboat and Climma. He has also been very responsive. I also
> know each of the managers that run Philippe's shops.
>
> It is true that anyone can make a mistake, you and I included, and anyone
> can be wrong, but regarding the honesty, integrity, and professionalism of
> Philippe and all of the managers that work for him, I believe they exhibit
> the very high standards.
>
> This year we had the first ever Amel Yacht Owners Rally in Martinique.
> Philippe LECONTE and Caraibe Marine Shops sponsored the rally and bought a
> wonderful dinner for all of the participants. BTW, la Marina du Marin,
> sponsored with reduced rates and other stuff, Carenantilles Yard gave away a
> free haulout to one Rally participant, I gave away 2 of my Amel Books, and
> JP and Stephanie at Caribbean Yacht Sales paid for the drinks at dinner.
>
> I think that Martinique and all of the Martinique businesses I mentioned
> above have created a special place to bring your Amel. In my "circle of the
> world," I found no better place, especially considering the fact that Amel
> has a company owned service facility there. The presence of Amel in
> Martinique also allows for an expert advisor to all Martinique businesses
> that you might deal with. I know for a fact that the businesses I mentioned
> above have a great relationship with Amel and communicate often on specific
> issues that are unique to Amel...you will not find that anywhere outside of
> France.
>
> Best,
>
> CW Bill Rouse
>
> Yacht School (formerly Amel School) - Supporting Amel Owners (
> http://www.yachtschool.us/ )
> 720 Winnie St
>
> Galveston Island, TX 77550
> +1(832) 380-4970
> My Calendar ( https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html )
>
> Yacht School ( https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/ )
>
>
>
>



Re: Always check your contractors' work

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Bill,

I agree, maybe this isn't the place to have open honest discussions
about things that happen when working on, or getting your Amel
repaired.. My question is, where is the right place, because I want
to be a member there?

I want to know when someone does a good job, and when someone really
screws up a boat! That's called clout.... If someone messes up my
boat, I am going to put it on YouTube, and I am going to tell everyone
I know what happened... In a way, that helps all Amel owners.

Open discussion, with honest opinion, with no "political" agenda,
that's what I think owners are looking for. I stand behind everything
I write! If he had a bad day with me, someone else can back him up,
and tell the rest of the Amel owners how great he is at his job. You
know, I listened for 10 minutes while he ranted in French screaming at
me! And, in the end he was totally wrong! You really want to try to
tell me he knows Climma, or that he is a good manager? Look, if we
all tip toe around the facts, where shall we go for facts?


Ken Powers
Aquarius
Soon to be in Never Never land

On 8/21/19, CW Bill Rouse <@billrouse> wrote:
Ken and others interested,

I do not think this forum is a place to criticize any business or person for
work performed on any Amel. The reason is that it would be one-sided, and
we all know that there are at least two sides to every story.

Caraibe Marine and all of its shops in Martinique are owned by Philippe
LECONTE. I know him very well and if anyone wants help with any problem with
any of his 8 different shops in Martinique, please ask me. My email address
is @billrouse. I also know Patrice FOUGEROUSE who manages Caraibe
Refrigeration for Philippe. I have found him to be very knowledgeable
regarding Frigoboat and Climma. He has also been very responsive. I also
know each of the managers that run Philippe's shops.

It is true that anyone can make a mistake, you and I included, and anyone
can be wrong, but regarding the honesty, integrity, and professionalism of
Philippe and all of the managers that work for him, I believe they exhibit
the very high standards.

This year we had the first ever Amel Yacht Owners Rally in Martinique.
Philippe LECONTE and Caraibe Marine Shops sponsored the rally and bought a
wonderful dinner for all of the participants. BTW, la Marina du Marin,
sponsored with reduced rates and other stuff, Carenantilles Yard gave away a
free haulout to one Rally participant, I gave away 2 of my Amel Books, and
JP and Stephanie at Caribbean Yacht Sales paid for the drinks at dinner.

I think that Martinique and all of the Martinique businesses I mentioned
above have created a special place to bring your Amel. In my "circle of the
world," I found no better place, especially considering the fact that Amel
has a company owned service facility there. The presence of Amel in
Martinique also allows for an expert advisor to all Martinique businesses
that you might deal with. I know for a fact that the businesses I mentioned
above have a great relationship with Amel and communicate often on specific
issues that are unique to Amel...you will not find that anywhere outside of
France.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse

Yacht School (formerly Amel School) - Supporting Amel Owners (
http://www.yachtschool.us/ )
720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My Calendar ( https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html )

Yacht School ( https://preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/ )



Re: Amel Cdrive seal kit

Paul Brown
 

Thank you Bill for the good advice and I agree, also for the additional information which I wil fill

Kind regards and thank you for the ongoing assistance, very much appreciated 

Regards Paul 


On 21 Aug 2019, at 3:11 pm, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Paul,

I think that  www.123roulement.com is a good company, but I am 99% sure that they will NOT have the Amel-made wear bushing. They may have seals that fit, but to ensure you are getting the best seal for the job, don't try to save a few euros.

My advice is to purchase the wear bushing and seals from Amel only. The 55 has a larger output shaft and thus larger wear bushing and seals than the SM & 54. The procedure is also different. Email sav"at"amel.fr. Ask for the complete kit and also ask for instructions. The last time someone asked for instructions, Amel sent them instructions for SM & 54. Hopefully that has changed.

Best,

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



On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 2:53 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
hello all, I’m inquiring please  for assistance to where I can purchase the Cdrive seal kit and at what estimated price? Can this only be purchased through Amel or is it a standard product from a distributor or manufacturer?

thank you for your time 

regards paul - Fortuna II 55#17

Re: Amel Cdrive seal kit

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Bill,

About what for C-drive seals you are speeking ?

Jean Luc


Le 21/08/2019 à 15:11, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Paul,

I think that  www.123roulement.com is a good company, but I am 99% sure that they will NOT have the Amel-made wear bushing. They may have seals that fit, but to ensure you are getting the best seal for the job, don't try to save a few euros.

My advice is to purchase the wear bushing and seals from Amel only. The 55 has a larger output shaft and thus larger wear bushing and seals than the SM & 54. The procedure is also different. Email sav"at"amel.fr. Ask for the complete kit and also ask for instructions. The last time someone asked for instructions, Amel sent them instructions for SM & 54. Hopefully that has changed.

Best,

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



On Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at 2:53 AM Paul Brown <feeder.brown@...> wrote:
hello all, I’m inquiring please  for assistance to where I can purchase the Cdrive seal kit and at what estimated price? Can this only be purchased through Amel or is it a standard product from a distributor or manufacturer?

thank you for your time 

regards paul - Fortuna II 55#17

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