Date   
Re: Sterilize the watermaker

Arno Luijten
 

Hi,

A package (dose) is 100 gram. You did wise buying the stuff in bulk. Desallator charges about 5 times more for the same quantity.

Regards,

Arno
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: AMEL 54 watertank compartments - access to clean

Stefan Schaufert
 

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

Sunbed upholstery for AMEL 54 2009 / cleaning the watertank

Stefan Schaufert
 

Dear AMEL Group/ Owners,
 
I want to sell my sunbed cushions/ upholstery for the sun deck (above the aft cabin) on my AMEL 54 - seen on the pictures.
They are in a very good condition, like new. 
I guess they were never used.
 
If anyone is interested, please send me an offer or visit us on board.
We are still in La Rochelle for a few days.


No news from cleaning the watertank so far, but Olivier told me, there are 4 (not 3) compartements, means 4 accesses ... :-)
Good to know.
 
Best regards
Stefan
A54 / 119/ LADY CHARLYETTE / La Rochelle

Re: Sterilize the watermaker

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Duane,

 

I use 30ml Sodium Metabisulphite in 7.2l water (1 bucket).

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Duane Siegfri via Groups.Io
Sent: 07 July 2019 14:35
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Sterilize the watermaker

 

I have the Duo60 watermaker, and we're getting ready to leave the boat for 3 months in Grenada.  I planned on sterililzing the watermaker with Sodium Metabisulfite (SM).  I also have the sterilizing cartridge.

The problem is I don't know how much of the SM to put in the cartridge.  The Dessalator instructions say to put the whole package in, but the SM I have is from a bulk supplier, so this is not a Dessalator package.

The instructions on the package of SM I have says to use 2 oz per gallon of water to sanitize.  The Dessalator instructions (for the bucket method) says to combine the package of SM with 8 litres of water (about 2 gallons).  So if it's only a math problem there should be about 4 oz of SM in the package...which means I should put 4 oz in the sterililzing cartridge.  

Does this sound correct to those of you who have done this deed?

Thanks for the help!
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98

Re: Sterilize the watermaker

Alan Leslie
 

Hi Duane,
That sounds about right, we use 100g give or take a bit and it always seems to work OK.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse Sm437

Re: Tom Peacock

eric freedman
 

Hi Tom,

If you wish you could pick up a mooring at the Huntington Yacht Club. It would be a nice place to overnight on your way to Southold

Please contact me at Kimberlite@... we could get together for dinner or drinks.

 

I will be heading South again probably round October 28. That is my usual planned date to leave.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2019 3:25 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tom Peacock

 

Hi Eric,

We are hanging out at Liberty Landing for three days. Doing the NYC thing. 

We will be coming up into LI Sound to visit friends in Southold, then up to Boston. 

Hope to get back to Martinique this winter. Will you be south?

Tom


On Jul 6, 2019, at 9:43 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Tom,

Kimberlite is in Huntington. Do you ever get out this way?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 2:59 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Wheel Leather

 

Thanks to all for your suggestions for wheel enhancements. I’m torn between ordering a leather kit from boat leather, versus proceeding along the lines of Annsofie’s decorative braiding. Annsofie, how long have you had it? Does it hold up well?

We did a similar project on our companionway handrail. 

Thanks as always

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes

New York Harbor


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On Jul 5, 2019, at 10:11 PM, Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...> wrote:

This is how we did on Lady Annila.

This one is to mark ”0”

And this is the other two


Regards
Ann-Sofie
on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone



<image1.jpeg>

<image2.jpeg>

Re: Tom Peacock

Thomas Peacock
 

Hi Eric,
We are hanging out at Liberty Landing for three days. Doing the NYC thing. 
We will be coming up into LI Sound to visit friends in Southold, then up to Boston. 
Hope to get back to Martinique this winter. Will you be south?
Tom


On Jul 6, 2019, at 9:43 PM, eric freedman <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi Tom,

Kimberlite is in Huntington. Do you ever get out this way?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 2:59 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Wheel Leather

 

Thanks to all for your suggestions for wheel enhancements. I’m torn between ordering a leather kit from boat leather, versus proceeding along the lines of Annsofie’s decorative braiding. Annsofie, how long have you had it? Does it hold up well?

We did a similar project on our companionway handrail. 

Thanks as always

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes

New York Harbor


<image001.jpg>


On Jul 5, 2019, at 10:11 PM, Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...> wrote:

This is how we did on Lady Annila.

This one is to mark ”0”

And this is the other two


Regards
Ann-Sofie
on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone


<image1.jpeg>

<image2.jpeg>

Bow Thruster lip seal

Duane Siegfri
 

The large lip seal that is glued in from inside and seals the thruster vertical shaft is marked "SOG 60 80 12".  The one I had in my spares has rusted along the outer ring where the plastic has gaps on the inside diameter.  I assume this is no longer useable, and I'm surprised it rusted in a zip lock bag!  what would have happened to it exposed to salt water?  I want to source this in the USA when I'm back.  Can someone direct me to the proper type?  I assume the metal needs to be stainless...

Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Sterilize the watermaker

Duane Siegfri
 

I have the Duo60 watermaker, and we're getting ready to leave the boat for 3 months in Grenada.  I planned on sterililzing the watermaker with Sodium Metabisulfite (SM).  I also have the sterilizing cartridge.

The problem is I don't know how much of the SM to put in the cartridge.  The Dessalator instructions say to put the whole package in, but the SM I have is from a bulk supplier, so this is not a Dessalator package.

The instructions on the package of SM I have says to use 2 oz per gallon of water to sanitize.  The Dessalator instructions (for the bucket method) says to combine the package of SM with 8 litres of water (about 2 gallons).  So if it's only a math problem there should be about 4 oz of SM in the package...which means I should put 4 oz in the sterililzing cartridge.  

Does this sound correct to those of you who have done this deed?

Thanks for the help!
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Tom Peacock

eric freedman
 

Hi Tom,

Kimberlite is in Huntington. Do you ever get out this way?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Thomas Peacock
Sent: Saturday, July 06, 2019 2:59 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Wheel Leather

 

Thanks to all for your suggestions for wheel enhancements. I’m torn between ordering a leather kit from boat leather, versus proceeding along the lines of Annsofie’s decorative braiding. Annsofie, how long have you had it? Does it hold up well?

We did a similar project on our companionway handrail. 

Thanks as always

Tom Peacock

SM 240 Aletes

New York Harbor


image1.jpeg


On Jul 5, 2019, at 10:11 PM, Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...> wrote:

This is how we did on Lady Annila.

This one is to mark ”0”

And this is the other two


Regards
Ann-Sofie
on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone


<image1.jpeg>

<image2.jpeg>

Re: More than you ever wanted to know about Amel steering

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Joel;

this may explain my problem. I got a new wheelcover from Amel for the standard SM wheel. Did not fit.It was clearly made for a smaller diameter wheel. When we were at Amel in La Rochelle I took it up with Maud. They gave me another saying this is the one!!!!

I came home and it was the same. Amel insist it is the right one, but it aint, not for my wheel. It is a narrow spoke type and has the Henri signed cover for the center boss so it is an Amel wheel. Maud told me I just wasnt using the right technique but perhaps you have given me the answer.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 07 July 2019 at 03:32 amelforme <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

Thanks Ann Sophie. I vaguely remember that after the composite wheel like the one on your boat was introduced, Amel got about 10 wheels in stainless steel that they forgot to cancel the order on.   Some boats delivered in 1998 and maybe even beyond had the second generation stainless steel wheel which had different dimensions from the early example supplied from the beginning of SM 53 production.

 

This tells us to always send the measurements of your wheel when replacing the leather because type and size were not always consistent with a particular model year which for Amel spanned September to the following August.

 

Have fun with your Amel, Joel

 

          JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

  UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:09 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] More than you ever wanted to know about Amel steering

 

To confirm that the metal wheel is changed. This wheel is on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232 built 1998.

image1.jpeg

 

Hälsningar

Ann-Sofie Svanberg

 

 

Skickat från min iPhone


6 juli 2019 kl. 12:34 skrev amelforme <jfpottercys@...>:

If you obtain any of the excellent "mail order" wheel leather kits, there were three distinctly different wheels on the Super Maramu. Two are stainless steel, one is composite. Not sure when the stainless one evolved but 1998 rings a bell but don't quote me. I believe the composite wheel on the 54 was the same on all.

When I asked Jacques Carteau why the switch to composite, he said 'weight '.

He explained the inertial loads on the chain drive autopilot are greatly reduced with the lighter wheel making it last much longer. Then he showed me linear drive to the rudder quadrant. At the end that is not attached to the rudder, the drive unit is through bolted with rubber squares about 1/4" thick. You have to look hard to see them. He explained that they absorb the 'pop' when the unit changes direction, again, making it last longer.

There are so many little details that make Amel boats what they are. Many of you that I have sold a boat to are probably smiling as you recall how enthusiastic I get when showing many of these unique details to prospects for the first time. 

Nobody builds a boat like Amel does.

JOEL F. POTTER

CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

Office 954-462-5869 


On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:38 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

There is a leather upholstery gentleman near vista mar in Panama. He does surprisingly good work at a very reasonable price. We got steering wheel and new seat etc for 200us. 

 

After that then dinghy cover, winch covers etc. 

 

Arnulfo 

 

+507 6008 0629

 

 

Porter

S/V Ibis A54-152

Moorea

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 


On Jul 5, 2019, at 1:38 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Boat Leather is a Preferred Yacht School vendor and they have measurements for SM and 54. Contact Tom Armantrout at Tom"at"BoatLeather.com or 1-206-284-9110

<image.png>

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970 (If I do not have your number in My Contacts, you will go to VoiceMail. Text me in advance with your number and I'll white list it.)

Image removed by sender.

 

 

On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 6:26 PM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Hi Tom
We replaced ours with a kit from these guys
http://boatleather.com/product/boatleather-wheel-covers/
You just need to measure your wheel as they show and order whatever colour you want.
The kit comes with everything you need and instructions to sew it on.
It is a slow job believe me, but worth it in the end.
Good luck.
Alan
Elyse SM437

 



 


 

Re: New Wheel Leather

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

We did it 2014 in the Carabbien and it still looks as new. Our first attempt was with a withe rope, that was not a good idea, changed very fast to this black one.

image1.jpeg
This is taken today.

Hälsningar
Ann-Sofie Svanberg


Skickat från min iPhone

6 juli 2019 kl. 19:58 skrev Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...>:

Thanks to all for your suggestions for wheel enhancements. I’m torn between ordering a leather kit from boat leather, versus proceeding along the lines of Annsofie’s decorative braiding. Annsofie, how long have you had it? Does it hold up well?
We did a similar project on our companionway handrail. 
Thanks as always
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
New York Harbor

<image1.jpeg>

On Jul 5, 2019, at 10:11 PM, Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...> wrote:

This is how we did on Lady Annila.

This one is to mark ”0”

And this is the other two


Regards
Ann-Sofie
on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone



<image1.jpeg>
<image2.jpeg>

Re: New Wheel Leather

Thomas Peacock
 

Thanks to all for your suggestions for wheel enhancements. I’m torn between ordering a leather kit from boat leather, versus proceeding along the lines of Annsofie’s decorative braiding. Annsofie, how long have you had it? Does it hold up well?
We did a similar project on our companionway handrail. 
Thanks as always
Tom Peacock
SM 240 Aletes
New York Harbor

image1.jpeg

On Jul 5, 2019, at 10:11 PM, Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg <ann-sofie@...> wrote:

This is how we did on Lady Annila.

This one is to mark ”0”

And this is the other two


Regards
Ann-Sofie
on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998


Skickat från min iPhone



<image1.jpeg>
<image2.jpeg>

Re: More than you ever wanted to know about Amel steering

Courtney Gorman
 

Thanks Joel great info 
Courtney 
s/v Trippin
54 #101
Secret Harbour 
Grenada 🇬🇩 


On Jul 6, 2019, at 11:32 AM, amelforme <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

Thanks Ann Sophie. I vaguely remember that after the composite wheel like the one on your boat was introduced, Amel got about 10 wheels in stainless steel that they forgot to cancel the order on.   Some boats delivered in 1998 and maybe even beyond had the second generation stainless steel wheel which had different dimensions from the early example supplied from the beginning of SM 53 production.

 

This tells us to always send the measurements of your wheel when replacing the leather because type and size were not always consistent with a particular model year which for Amel spanned September to the following August.

 

Have fun with your Amel, Joel

 

          JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

  UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:09 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] More than you ever wanted to know about Amel steering

 

To confirm that the metal wheel is changed. This wheel is on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232 built 1998.

<image001.jpg>

 

Hälsningar

Ann-Sofie Svanberg

 

 

Skickat från min iPhone


6 juli 2019 kl. 12:34 skrev amelforme <jfpottercys@...>:

If you obtain any of the excellent "mail order" wheel leather kits, there were three distinctly different wheels on the Super Maramu. Two are stainless steel, one is composite. Not sure when the stainless one evolved but 1998 rings a bell but don't quote me. I believe the composite wheel on the 54 was the same on all.

When I asked Jacques Carteau why the switch to composite, he said 'weight '.

He explained the inertial loads on the chain drive autopilot are greatly reduced with the lighter wheel making it last much longer. Then he showed me linear drive to the rudder quadrant. At the end that is not attached to the rudder, the drive unit is through bolted with rubber squares about 1/4" thick. You have to look hard to see them. He explained that they absorb the 'pop' when the unit changes direction, again, making it last longer.

There are so many little details that make Amel boats what they are. Many of you that I have sold a boat to are probably smiling as you recall how enthusiastic I get when showing many of these unique details to prospects for the first time. 

Nobody builds a boat like Amel does.

JOEL F. POTTER

CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

Office 954-462-5869 


On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:38 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

There is a leather upholstery gentleman near vista mar in Panama. He does surprisingly good work at a very reasonable price. We got steering wheel and new seat etc for 200us. 

 

After that then dinghy cover, winch covers etc. 

 

Arnulfo 

 

+507 6008 0629

 

 

Porter

S/V Ibis A54-152

Moorea

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 


On Jul 5, 2019, at 1:38 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Boat Leather is a Preferred Yacht School vendor and they have measurements for SM and 54. Contact Tom Armantrout at Tom"at"BoatLeather.com or 1-206-284-9110

<image.png>

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970 (If I do not have your number in My Contacts, you will go to VoiceMail. Text me in advance with your number and I'll white list it.)

<image002.jpg>

 

 

On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 6:26 PM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Hi Tom
We replaced ours with a kit from these guys
http://boatleather.com/product/boatleather-wheel-covers/
You just need to measure your wheel as they show and order whatever colour you want.
The kit comes with everything you need and instructions to sew it on.
It is a slow job believe me, but worth it in the end.
Good luck.
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: More than you ever wanted to know about Amel steering

amelforme
 

Thanks Ann Sophie. I vaguely remember that after the composite wheel like the one on your boat was introduced, Amel got about 10 wheels in stainless steel that they forgot to cancel the order on.   Some boats delivered in 1998 and maybe even beyond had the second generation stainless steel wheel which had different dimensions from the early example supplied from the beginning of SM 53 production.

 

This tells us to always send the measurements of your wheel when replacing the leather because type and size were not always consistent with a particular model year which for Amel spanned September to the following August.

 

Have fun with your Amel, Joel

 

          JOEL F. POTTER-CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST~L.L.C.

                                           THE  EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

  UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                   Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
Sent: Saturday, July 6, 2019 11:09 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] More than you ever wanted to know about Amel steering

 

To confirm that the metal wheel is changed. This wheel is on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232 built 1998.

image1.jpeg

 

Hälsningar

Ann-Sofie Svanberg

 

 

Skickat från min iPhone


6 juli 2019 kl. 12:34 skrev amelforme <jfpottercys@...>:

If you obtain any of the excellent "mail order" wheel leather kits, there were three distinctly different wheels on the Super Maramu. Two are stainless steel, one is composite. Not sure when the stainless one evolved but 1998 rings a bell but don't quote me. I believe the composite wheel on the 54 was the same on all.

When I asked Jacques Carteau why the switch to composite, he said 'weight '.

He explained the inertial loads on the chain drive autopilot are greatly reduced with the lighter wheel making it last much longer. Then he showed me linear drive to the rudder quadrant. At the end that is not attached to the rudder, the drive unit is through bolted with rubber squares about 1/4" thick. You have to look hard to see them. He explained that they absorb the 'pop' when the unit changes direction, again, making it last longer.

There are so many little details that make Amel boats what they are. Many of you that I have sold a boat to are probably smiling as you recall how enthusiastic I get when showing many of these unique details to prospects for the first time. 

Nobody builds a boat like Amel does.

JOEL F. POTTER

CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

Office 954-462-5869 


On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:38 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

There is a leather upholstery gentleman near vista mar in Panama. He does surprisingly good work at a very reasonable price. We got steering wheel and new seat etc for 200us. 

 

After that then dinghy cover, winch covers etc. 

 

Arnulfo 

 

+507 6008 0629

 

 

Porter

S/V Ibis A54-152

Moorea

Excuse the errors.  

Sent from my IPhone 


On Jul 5, 2019, at 1:38 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Boat Leather is a Preferred Yacht School vendor and they have measurements for SM and 54. Contact Tom Armantrout at Tom"at"BoatLeather.com or 1-206-284-9110

<image.png>

Best,

 

CW Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St

Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970 (If I do not have your number in My Contacts, you will go to VoiceMail. Text me in advance with your number and I'll white list it.)

Image removed by sender.

 

 

On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 6:26 PM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:

Hi Tom
We replaced ours with a kit from these guys
http://boatleather.com/product/boatleather-wheel-covers/
You just need to measure your wheel as they show and order whatever colour you want.
The kit comes with everything you need and instructions to sew it on.
It is a slow job believe me, but worth it in the end.
Good luck.
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: New Wheel Leather

Craig & Katherine Briggs
 

We got our replacement from Amel - it even included the leather cover for the wheel hub with a gold embossed "H.Amel" signature on it that was the original design for the SN.
Craig Briggs, SN68 Sangaris, Tropic Isle Harbor, FL 

Re: More than you ever wanted to know about Amel steering

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

To confirm that the metal wheel is changed. This wheel is on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232 built 1998.
image1.jpeg

Hälsningar
Ann-Sofie Svanberg


Skickat från min iPhone

6 juli 2019 kl. 12:34 skrev amelforme <jfpottercys@...>:

If you obtain any of the excellent "mail order" wheel leather kits, there were three distinctly different wheels on the Super Maramu. Two are stainless steel, one is composite. Not sure when the stainless one evolved but 1998 rings a bell but don't quote me. I believe the composite wheel on the 54 was the same on all.
When I asked Jacques Carteau why the switch to composite, he said 'weight '.
He explained the inertial loads on the chain drive autopilot are greatly reduced with the lighter wheel making it last much longer. Then he showed me linear drive to the rudder quadrant. At the end that is not attached to the rudder, the drive unit is through bolted with rubber squares about 1/4" thick. You have to look hard to see them. He explained that they absorb the 'pop' when the unit changes direction, again, making it last longer.
There are so many little details that make Amel boats what they are. Many of you that I have sold a boat to are probably smiling as you recall how enthusiastic I get when showing many of these unique details to prospects for the first time. 
Nobody builds a boat like Amel does.

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:38 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

There is a leather upholstery gentleman near vista mar in Panama. He does surprisingly good work at a very reasonable price. We got steering wheel and new seat etc for 200us. 

After that then dinghy cover, winch covers etc. 

Arnulfo 

+507 6008 0629


Porter
S/V Ibis A54-152
Moorea

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Jul 5, 2019, at 1:38 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Boat Leather is a Preferred Yacht School vendor and they have measurements for SM and 54. Contact Tom Armantrout at Tom"at"BoatLeather.com or 1-206-284-9110
<image.png>
Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970 (If I do not have your number in My Contacts, you will go to VoiceMail. Text me in advance with your number and I'll white list it.)



On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 6:26 PM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hi Tom
We replaced ours with a kit from these guys
http://boatleather.com/product/boatleather-wheel-covers/
You just need to measure your wheel as they show and order whatever colour you want.
The kit comes with everything you need and instructions to sew it on.
It is a slow job believe me, but worth it in the end.
Good luck.
Alan
Elyse SM437

More than you ever wanted to know about Amel steering

amelforme
 

If you obtain any of the excellent "mail order" wheel leather kits, there were three distinctly different wheels on the Super Maramu. Two are stainless steel, one is composite. Not sure when the stainless one evolved but 1998 rings a bell but don't quote me. I believe the composite wheel on the 54 was the same on all.
When I asked Jacques Carteau why the switch to composite, he said 'weight '.
He explained the inertial loads on the chain drive autopilot are greatly reduced with the lighter wheel making it last much longer. Then he showed me linear drive to the rudder quadrant. At the end that is not attached to the rudder, the drive unit is through bolted with rubber squares about 1/4" thick. You have to look hard to see them. He explained that they absorb the 'pop' when the unit changes direction, again, making it last longer.
There are so many little details that make Amel boats what they are. Many of you that I have sold a boat to are probably smiling as you recall how enthusiastic I get when showing many of these unique details to prospects for the first time. 
Nobody builds a boat like Amel does.

JOEL F. POTTER
CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC
THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY
Office 954-462-5869 

On Jul 5, 2019, at 8:38 PM, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...> wrote:

There is a leather upholstery gentleman near vista mar in Panama. He does surprisingly good work at a very reasonable price. We got steering wheel and new seat etc for 200us. 

After that then dinghy cover, winch covers etc. 

Arnulfo 

+507 6008 0629


Porter
S/V Ibis A54-152
Moorea

Excuse the errors.  
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On Jul 5, 2019, at 1:38 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Boat Leather is a Preferred Yacht School vendor and they have measurements for SM and 54. Contact Tom Armantrout at Tom"at"BoatLeather.com or 1-206-284-9110
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Best,

CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970 (If I do not have your number in My Contacts, you will go to VoiceMail. Text me in advance with your number and I'll white list it.)



On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 6:26 PM Alan Leslie <s.v.elyse@...> wrote:
Hi Tom
We replaced ours with a kit from these guys
http://boatleather.com/product/boatleather-wheel-covers/
You just need to measure your wheel as they show and order whatever colour you want.
The kit comes with everything you need and instructions to sew it on.
It is a slow job believe me, but worth it in the end.
Good luck.
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Question to Amel 55 owners

Joerg Esdorn
 

No such issue on my boat.  

Joerg Esdorn
A55 #53
Kincsem

Re: New Wheel Leather

Annsofie & Jonas Svanberg
 

This is how we did on Lady Annila.

This one is to mark ”0”

And this is the other two


Regards
Ann-Sofie
on S/Y Lady Annila, SM 232, 1998


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