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Re: Heaving-to experiences/advice, and Jordan series drogue use

Alan Leslie
 

Our B&G wind speed meter only goes to 50 knots. I'd be interested to know what meter there is that goes to 70 knots or more as folk are saying.
However, heaving to :
Elyse has an inner forestay, so we heave to with the staysail and the mizzen (jib and jigger). They balance each other well and provide an easy controllable way to heave to.
Sailing to windward, we just tack and don't touch the sheets, then find the rudder angle that keeps us forereaching and tie off the wheel to the stainless thingy that's next to the companion way ...it's for the companion way lock down, burglar proof system (which we have never used).
We have done this successfully a number of times when the wind and sea was just getting too much...eg from NZ to Tahiti we were hit by a fast moving depression which made BIG seas and winds 50+, we hove to over night, had a meal, hot shower and a good sleep. In the am the breeze was down to a much more reasonable 40 knots so we loosened the helm, the breeze blew us around and out of the hove to position, and off we went again...under staysail and mizzen until the breeze came down enough to unfurl the main. 
We have a Shark drogue in the lazarette set up to go, but have never had the need to use it, apart from testing it out...but then we seem to spend a lot of time sailing upwind in weather, not downwind. Such is life in the south of the South Pacific.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Windshield and Port Window Update

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Jer,

 

Mine is the starboard wind shield for Amel 54 – do they have the template for this? Maybe you could put me directly in touch with the suppliers?

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

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Sent: 19 November 2019 14:28
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Windshield and Port Window Update

 

Hi everyone, my model is original Maramu Hull #105 - not sure it will fit a Sharki.

Yes - they can tint the acrylic (windshield) if needed and the polycarbonate (hatches and portholes).

lmk and I can request another quote for quantities.

-Jer
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Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
Marina Del Rey, CA


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Windshield and Port Window Update

mr_hermanns
 

Hi everyone, my model is original Maramu Hull #105 - not sure it will fit a Sharki.

Yes - they can tint the acrylic (windshield) if needed and the polycarbonate (hatches and portholes).

lmk and I can request another quote for quantities.

-Jer
--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
Marina Del Rey, CA


Re: AMEL 54 watertank compartments - access to clean

Arnold Mente
 

Hi,

I am using Yachticon Aqua Clean since 20 years! Never had any problem!! Once I also stay in winter in Sicily and there is no freezing problem, put it inside,fill the tank, be happy😎

SY Zephyr
SM203
now in Italy, Grado




Am 19.11.2019 um 16:51 schrieb Matt Salatino via Groups.Io <helmsmatt@...>:

Also, you can flush with Sodium Metabisulfite, used for pickling watermakers. It must be flushed out of the system in the spring, and used with an RV antifreeze if you are in a freezing climate.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Nov 19, 2019, at 9:37 AM, Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:

Dear Amel Group, hi Stefan

 

After having a wonderful season we are now cleaning and make WASABI ready for the winter. 
I have followed the tread about cleaning the water tank compartments last summer and I’m curious if you where successful opening all the 4 compartment access. 

Olivier is right there are 4 access points on the AMEL-54. From aft to bow: 1. Under the Galley door opening Fridge 2. Under the Galley floor 3. Under the Galley top load Freezer 4. Under the Salon Seat (2nd Freezer).
The 2 in the aft (Fridge and Galley floor) are easy to access, but the other 2 are nearly impossible unless dismantle the Galley-Freezer/Saloon seating completely.

Therefore I’m searching for the best way of cleaning without using Chlorine. I tried to get Aquasafe from Microlene which Alan Leslie recommended but I can’t get it in Europe.  https://www.microlene.com.au/products/acquasafe-liquid-disinfectant

Any more experience with cleaning and disinfection? Maybe there are more options?

 

Thanks and best regards
Ruedi 

SY WASABI
AMEL-54 #55 / Marina di Ragusa


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No news so far.
But Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartments, means 4 accesses.
Good to know and not motivating :-).

Best regards
Stefan
A54 / 119 / LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle




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Re: AMEL 54 watertank compartments - access to clean

Matt Salatino
 

Also, you can flush with Sodium Metabisulfite, used for pickling watermakers. It must be flushed out of the system in the spring, and used with an RV antifreeze if you are in a freezing climate.....

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Nov 19, 2019, at 9:37 AM, Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:

Dear Amel Group, hi Stefan

 

After having a wonderful season we are now cleaning and make WASABI ready for the winter. 

I have followed the tread about cleaning the water tank compartments last summer and I’m curious if you where successful opening all the 4 compartment access. 


Olivier is right there are 4 access points on the AMEL-54. From aft to bow: 1. Under the Galley door opening Fridge 2. Under the Galley floor 3. Under the Galley top load Freezer 4. Under the Salon Seat (2nd Freezer).

The 2 in the aft (Fridge and Galley floor) are easy to access, but the other 2 are nearly impossible unless dismantle the Galley-Freezer/Saloon seating completely.


Therefore I’m searching for the best way of cleaning without using Chlorine. I tried to get Aquasafe from Microlene which Alan Leslie recommended but I can’t get it in Europe.  https://www.microlene.com.au/products/acquasafe-liquid-disinfectant

Any more experience with cleaning and disinfection? Maybe there are more options?

 

Thanks and best regards

Ruedi


SY WASABI

AMEL-54 #55 / Marina di Ragusa



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No news so far.
But Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartments, means 4 accesses.
Good to know and not motivating :-).

Best regards
Stefan
A54 / 119 / LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle


Re: AMEL 54 watertank compartments - access to clean

Matt Salatino
 

You can use Hydrogen Peroxide. It converts to water over a short time. 

~~~⛵️~~~Matt

On Nov 19, 2019, at 9:37 AM, Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...> wrote:

Dear Amel Group, hi Stefan

 

After having a wonderful season we are now cleaning and make WASABI ready for the winter. 

I have followed the tread about cleaning the water tank compartments last summer and I’m curious if you where successful opening all the 4 compartment access. 


Olivier is right there are 4 access points on the AMEL-54. From aft to bow: 1. Under the Galley door opening Fridge 2. Under the Galley floor 3. Under the Galley top load Freezer 4. Under the Salon Seat (2nd Freezer).

The 2 in the aft (Fridge and Galley floor) are easy to access, but the other 2 are nearly impossible unless dismantle the Galley-Freezer/Saloon seating completely.


Therefore I’m searching for the best way of cleaning without using Chlorine. I tried to get Aquasafe from Microlene which Alan Leslie recommended but I can’t get it in Europe.  https://www.microlene.com.au/products/acquasafe-liquid-disinfectant

Any more experience with cleaning and disinfection? Maybe there are more options?

 

Thanks and best regards

Ruedi


SY WASABI

AMEL-54 #55 / Marina di Ragusa



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No news so far.
But Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartments, means 4 accesses.
Good to know and not motivating :-).

Best regards
Stefan
A54 / 119 / LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle


Re: Down wind pole corrosion/replacement

Ross Hickey & Donna Hammond
 

I also have about 6 small (2mm dia) holes that are right through one of our baby poles. All these are within about 50cm, but are not located in the vicinity of the pole attachments. It looks like these have occurred with the baby pole resting in the same position for an extended period of time. Will look at rotating and flushing with fresh water in future.

May have to replace pole next winter in Turkey.

Ross and Donna
SV INTREPID KIWI
SM2K 356
Currently in Croatia


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On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 3:06 PM, Thomas Kleman <lorient422@...> wrote:

Wow- thanks Alan; Maud told me just now the ends are available but it didn't occur to me that there might be different SM pole configurations.

Tom and Kirstin
SM2K 422


Re: AMEL 54 watertank compartments - access to clean

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

Hi Ruedi
There is no need to clean the water tank if you keep it filled if you leave the boat for the winter.
The water will not go bad for such a short time, and keeping it filled makes it more or less impossible for algaes to grove.

We bought our SM 2006 and have only kleened the tank once, and that was when just had bought the boat since the previous owner had left the boat with half empty tanks.

Regards
Ann-Sofie 
S/Y Lady Annila, SM232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone

19 nov. 2019 kl. 15:38 skrev Rudolf Waldispuehl <Rudolf@...>:



Dear Amel Group, hi Stefan

 

After having a wonderful season we are now cleaning and make WASABI ready for the winter. 

I have followed the tread about cleaning the water tank compartments last summer and I’m curious if you where successful opening all the 4 compartment access. 


Olivier is right there are 4 access points on the AMEL-54. From aft to bow: 1. Under the Galley door opening Fridge 2. Under the Galley floor 3. Under the Galley top load Freezer 4. Under the Salon Seat (2nd Freezer).

The 2 in the aft (Fridge and Galley floor) are easy to access, but the other 2 are nearly impossible unless dismantle the Galley-Freezer/Saloon seating completely.


Therefore I’m searching for the best way of cleaning without using Chlorine. I tried to get Aquasafe from Microlene which Alan Leslie recommended but I can’t get it in Europe.  https://www.microlene.com.au/products/acquasafe-liquid-disinfectant

Any more experience with cleaning and disinfection? Maybe there are more options?

 

Thanks and best regards

Ruedi


SY WASABI

AMEL-54 #55 / Marina di Ragusa



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No news so far.
But Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartments, means 4 accesses.
Good to know and not motivating :-).

Best regards
Stefan
A54 / 119 / LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle


Re: AMEL 54 watertank compartments - access to clean

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Dear Amel Group, hi Stefan

 

After having a wonderful season we are now cleaning and make WASABI ready for the winter. 

I have followed the tread about cleaning the water tank compartments last summer and I’m curious if you where successful opening all the 4 compartment access. 


Olivier is right there are 4 access points on the AMEL-54. From aft to bow: 1. Under the Galley door opening Fridge 2. Under the Galley floor 3. Under the Galley top load Freezer 4. Under the Salon Seat (2nd Freezer).

The 2 in the aft (Fridge and Galley floor) are easy to access, but the other 2 are nearly impossible unless dismantle the Galley-Freezer/Saloon seating completely.


Therefore I’m searching for the best way of cleaning without using Chlorine. I tried to get Aquasafe from Microlene which Alan Leslie recommended but I can’t get it in Europe.  https://www.microlene.com.au/products/acquasafe-liquid-disinfectant

Any more experience with cleaning and disinfection? Maybe there are more options?

 

Thanks and best regards

Ruedi


SY WASABI

AMEL-54 #55 / Marina di Ragusa



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No news so far.
But Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartments, means 4 accesses.
Good to know and not motivating :-).

Best regards
Stefan
A54 / 119 / LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle


Re: Down wind pole corrosion/replacement

Thomas Kleman
 

Wow- thanks Alan; Maud told me just now the ends are available but it didn't occur to me that there might be different SM pole configurations.

Tom and Kirstin
SM2K 422


Re: Bimini detail

Thomas Kleman
 

Kirstin just completed our new bimini- she kept the frame bars the same length but moved the forward bar 4 inches higher in the channel. The result is a zip down window (40 gauge stratoglass) above the dodger that allows airflow to both sides of the cockpit, and great forward standing visibility. It's made of Sunbrella SeaMark, a two ply leakproof fabric.

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422


Re: Bimini detail

JOSE PRIETO
 

Hi Paul!

I'm looking for a Bimini exactly like you did.
Could you tell me where did you made it?
If you have more details, I'll appreciate.

Jose Prieto
SY Wayag SM323


Re: Down wind pole corrosion/replacement

Alan Leslie
 

Hi J-P,

I noticed that your poles are quite different to ours...not surprising SM007 cf SM437
Ours, as probably SM422 are quite a lot bigger in diamtre and the end fittings are quite different.
We had also this probleme with corrosion of the Al caste end. We managed to get it out and grind it down to fit the tube, cleaned out the tube end, coated it with lanocote before reassembling, and it has been fine ever since.

Cheers from Gulf Harbour...antifoul done today, propspeed tomorrow, relaunch Thursday

Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Windshield and Port Window Update

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi Jer,

 

I have had an unfortunate mishap resulting in my starboard wind shield being neatly broken in two. So I am interested in getting a replacement, which Amel do not have. One possible complication is that the shields are slightly tinted, so would you know if your supplier would be able to do that? And if so, I would have no idea of how to gauge how much they are tinted. I guess if the price is not too much I could just replace both. Also, they seem to have a very slight curve, which may or may not be a factor. I guess I could check how much by removing it.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

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Sent: 15 November 2019 16:31
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Windshield and Port Window Update

 

Hi All!

I just took part 1 of all her glass to get copied on a CNC at a local industrial plastic supply shop. Also dismantled one portlight apart and getting new lenses (polycarbonate) made and set of spares (3 new, 3 spares). Then attacking the hatches and salon windows tomorrow...

If anyone needs a new windshield / port or hatch glass and wants me to get additional pieces cut lmk - getting it done in Gardena, CA for wholesale prices.

Here is the windshield removed and galley porthole.

-Jer

--
Jeremy Hermanns - "Jer"
SVCerulean.com
Maramu #105
Marina Del Rey, CA


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Down wind pole corrosion/replacement

Germain Jean-Pierre
 

Hi Tom and Kristin,

I broke one of my baby poles on Pacific passage and lost the end fitting overboard.  I used the other one as a model and had a copy made in NZ.  The pole itself is available at any good rigger.

GL

Jean-Pierre Germain, SY Eleuthera, SM 007, Opua, NZ


On 19 Nov 2019, at 10:46, Thomas Kleman <lorient422@...> wrote:

As I mentioned in an earlier post, a large bulging crack emerged from under the black collar on my inner down wind pole. My welder confirmed that the inner end sleeves are corroded and burst through the aluminum tube. I've contacted Maud to see if the ends are in stock or where they came from. Any sourcing suggestions would be appreciated, as the welder says he can't make a long term fix given the situation. If I can salvage the ends or source them, not sure where to source the tube...

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422


Down wind pole corrosion/replacement

Thomas Kleman
 

As I mentioned in an earlier post, a large bulging crack emerged from under the black collar on my inner down wind pole. My welder confirmed that the inner end sleeves are corroded and burst through the aluminum tube. I've contacted Maud to see if the ends are in stock or where they came from. Any sourcing suggestions would be appreciated, as the welder says he can't make a long term fix given the situation. If I can salvage the ends or source them, not sure where to source the tube...

Tom and Kirstin
SV L'ORIENT
SM2K 422


Re: Wave slap / banging under the stern

Stefan Schaufert
 

Thx to all of you for the experiences and good hints!
We also tried it with a blanket and the noodles.

Now we continue with learning to ignore the noises.
In the last 5 days I already realized some progress :-)
But it may be that is only the waves becoming smaller/ smoother.

Sunny greetings from Graciosa
Stefan
A54 119 Lady Charlyette


Re: Folding Prop

Ian Park
 

Arnold
I have no experience with an auto prop. I don’t know if it folds up if you leave the throttle lever in neutral.

For the prop shaft alternator to work you must:
Switch off the engine and take out the ignition key
Put the gear lever in neutral
(You should hear the prop shaft turning quite fast)
Put the other key attached to the ignition key in the prop shaft lock (on the 12v panel above the galley) and turn it on
The prop shaft revolutions slow down and a green light comes on to show the alternator is charging
( both keys are on a welded key ring so you cannot have the engine running with the prop shaft alternator)

To turn off:
Put the gear lever in REVERSE, never in forward.
(This stops the prop alternator and the green light goes out)
Remove keys
Put gear lever in neutral
Start engine again.

As I say, I have no experience of the autoprop so you may need advice from SM owners.
I am guessing your boat originally had a fixed propellor and this was changed. The previous owner probably wanted to leave the original equipment on the boat.

Ian

Ocean Hobo
SN 96 (Wintering in Caernarfon, North Wales)


Re: Folding Prop

Volker Hasenauer
 

Hello All,

yes, my boat having the shaft alternator and I am happy that I posted the question...otherwise I would have overlooked this matter that the folding prob may be counterproductive.

I am curious to read what reply to Arnold's email will come up.....

 - I will be soon offline for 2 weeks - no Internet, no mobile for 2 weeks.

Volker
SY Aquamarine
Santorin 027
Malaysia

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 10:38 PM Arnold Mente via Groups.Io <Arnold.mente=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi,
sorry to attend with a question! I am Arnold with the SM 203. I bought the boat this year and I also have a shaft alternator in connection to my Autoprop. First I did´n check if it
is working ready. I also out of understanding how it should work with a Autoprop. On my panel is a warning not to use when engine running! Have only test if the shaft with Autoprop turns with engine off under sails and he do!
How is the correct operation of the shaft alternator?
Engine OFF
Gear reverse
Switch shaft alternator ON????

Can anybody give me the procedure?????

Thank you

Arnold
SY Zephyr SM203



Am 17.11.2019 um 09:49 schrieb Ian Park via Groups.Io <sunbeat2=icloud.com@groups.io>:

Volker,
Doesn’t your Santorin have a propellor shaft alternator?
I don’t think you can use this with a folding prop.
I would not be without the electricity this gives me. My batteries are almost always 100% charged when sailing with all instruments and autopilot working.
Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96







--
SY Zephyr SM203




Re: new to Amel Owner Group

Volker Hasenauer
 

Hi Kent, hi Iris,

many thanks for the welcome note!

Volker
SY Aquamarine
Santorin 027
Malaysia

On Sun, Nov 17, 2019 at 9:35 PM karkauai via Groups.Io <karkauai=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Welcome to the Amel Family, Volker and Michaela.  You have made a choice that you won’t regret, and you will find all the help you will need getting to know Aquamarine right here.  Please never hesitate to ask a question, we’ve all been new to our boats and are happy to help you get acquainted.
Always sign your posts with name, boat name, hull number (SN27), and where you are.  That will help us when making recommendations about repairs, parts, and nearby professional help.

Be safe and have fun!  We hope to meet you somewhere for a beer/wine/rum and shared cruising stories.

Kent & Iris
S/V Kristy
SM243
St Michaels, MD, USA, heading South soon.

On Nov 16, 2019, at 8:54 AM, Volker Hasenauer <volker.hasenauer@...> wrote:


Hi Everybody,

we just registered a few days ago with the Amel Owners Group and thought its no a bad idea to introduce our self.  

Michaela & myself (Volker) just bought a Amel Santorin from 1990 (SN 027). The boat is currently in Borneo/Malaysia, however we will bring her back to Langkawi/Malaysia soon.

We are long term expats in Malaysia. Our previous boat, a Hans Christian 43, was sold a couple of years ago because work commitment was too high, however now time is "ours" and we plan to explore the Andaman Sea and in future most likely a "bit" further as well with our Amel.

We took the chance to rename the boat, she is now called "Aquamarine"

I started to read with much interest the mails from the group and enjoy the information shared.

Since our Amel is not quite new, I am sure we will have as well "this & that" to share or to ask the group about some advice.

Greetings from Malaysia

Volker & Michaela