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Re: New furlers on an Amel 54

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

An alternative connection scheme: I ran into this problem when changing over to the new Bamar about 7 months ago.  After several conversations with Paul and him communicating with Bamar’s engineers an alternative connection plan was utilized.

 

Assuming that majority of the power is utilized when furling and therefore heat generated I connected the thermal cut-off switch in series with the “Furl” switch.  If the motor overheats when furling the thermal overload opens and protects the motor.  All the connections were made in the new control box mounted in the forepeak with no additional interface necessary. 

Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

Re: New furlers on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Alex,

Well, planning 10 months in the the future is almost impossible in the Caribbean but nothing spectacular happens (like a Hurricane or so) I will be happy to help.

It will be interesting to see the differences between our 54’s. What build number do you have?

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121

Re: Additional solar location?

smiles bernard
 

A big thanks to all who replied to this

I’ve got some great ideas to work with and a good project to get started with on the ‘nice to do soon’ list

Many thanks
Miles

Apologies

 

When we were testing Groups.io, I wanted to test the Groups.io Facebook integration because I had hoped to integrate Dimitris Krasopoulos' excellent Amel Owners Group Facebook Group. Dimitris was all for it, and Mark McGovern, Gary Wells, Mark Erdos, and Danny Simms were in agreement. 

So, I tested it with the Facebook Page that I controlled...it worked fine during the test.

Today I made some changes to that Facebook Page and each change posted in our new Amel Yacht Owners Group. I am embarrassed and sorry for the mistake. I can't undo it, but I have deleted those automatic postings, and changed the settings so that it will not happen again.

The rest of the story is, even though the test worked great from a facebook Page, it does not work from a Facebook Group...and Dimitris has a group located at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/amelyachtowners/
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Best,
 
Bill Rouse

Re: New furlers on an Amel 54

Alexander Ramseyer
 

Hi Arno,
would you eventually assist me with the electrics if I came to St. Martin to do the job in the Nov/December timeframe?

I could bring you things from the U.S. if needed..

Best regards, Alex
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Am 16.02.19, 06:44, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> schrieb:

Yes FKG did the mechanics. I did all electrics myself.
Haven’t been out sailing yet but they seem to have done a good job.

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121


Re: New furlers on an Amel 54

Arno Luijten
 

Yes FKG did the mechanics. I did all electrics myself.
Haven’t been out sailing yet but they seem to have done a good job.

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121

Re: Requesting advice marinas in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

James Cromie
 

Thank you Gary.  Yes, I experienced a bit of sticker shock with the St. Thomas rates.  
-James

On Feb 15, 2019, at 11:08 AM, Gary Wells <gary@...> wrote:

I know that in St. Thomas things will be expensive.  Crown Bay Marina came in at $4.15 per foot per day, with our a slight discount for monthly rates.  Yacht Haven Grande is higher and I'm not sure about American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook.
With the ease of ferry access, it might be worth it.to consider Nanny Cay ($1.85/ft) or even Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor ($1.30/ft) in the BVIs.

Only caveat there is that you'll need to import your boat ($202) if you plan on staying more than 30 cumulative days in the BVIs in a year. 

Cheers!
Gary W
SV Adagio, SM #209
St. Thomas (at anchor :)

Re: Fw: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

amelforme
 

For reasons once explained to me but long ago forgotten, not all Amel boats of any model are sequential by hull number. Many are while some are not.
 I have seen boats of a "newer/younger"hull number not have the same upgrades/improvements as sisters with a "lower/older" hull number. The only lesson here is to assume nothing but always verify . Being built supposedly after a change is noted on a sistership is no guarantee that you will have it too.  

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

On Feb 15, 2019, at 1:54 PM, Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Alex,

Thanks for the update. I made a note of this in my 54 files.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 12:38 PM Alexander Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...> wrote:
It seems AMEL changed the stem fitting right after Jeff's Hull #14. I own #15 and was lucky to find out that my 54 has the 20mm stem fitting.
Sorry to hear about everything Jeff had to go through and to read his remarks regarding the " support" of some of the AMEL folks...
Alex
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Am 15.02.19, 13:12, "Barry Connor via Groups.Io" <connor_barry=yahoo.com@groups.io> schrieb:


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Barry Connor <connor_barry@...>
To: Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Cc: JEFFREY KRAUS <jmkraus@...>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:05:00 PM EST
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

Hi Bill,
I have been reading with interest the goings on with Amel. You have been doing a service which they are probably very jealous of. This Amel forum is the envy of other manufacturers. I have a friend who established a similar forum for Oyster owners and the old Oyster owners did not want to know him but now the new owners are very keen to get involved with what he is doing.
When I bought our 54 #17 in 2015 I joined and have benefited from this forum. I have also purchased many items from Amel direct, I believe in supporting the manufacturer as we all need them too.
My first impressions from Amel when I mentioned our forum was that they were not interested in this forum as I think they though it took business away from them. I felt that they wanted to be the only ones that owners should be able to go to for help and advise.
The reason that I am writing this as that just very recently I was surprised that Amel now appear to want to assist me with a problem that I have discovered with my early production 54. I only became aware of this potential problem through our forum! I try to read all posts as I believe that all posts have something to help all model owners.
Jell Kraus put me on the right track to bring this problem regarding the bow stem fitting for the furler to the attention of my contact at Amel Hyeres. I am very fortunate that I have 2 later model 54's on my pontoon here at Marina di Ragusa and can see clearly the notification Amel made to the models after #17, I am not sure when they actually made the modification. Maybe 54 owners could look at the bow furler deck stem fitting to see if they have the 6.5mm or the newer 20mm fitting. The 20mm fitting also has a top plate over it, the 6.5mm stem just goes through the deck.
To sum up. I was surprised that Amel are actually looking into this. I am waiting for the reply which I should have next week and will update the forum.
I think that Amel will want to be able to promote and use this forum to enhance the Amel brand. especially now that they have changed the marketing to appeal to a much wider diversity of buyers and end users with the new boat designs.
Yours Truly

Barry and Penny Connor. (Liveaboards)
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa.  Sicily

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:18:36 AM EST, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 

I uploaded some of them to Album: Genoa Furler Stem Fitting Upgrade located at 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 10:23 AM jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I will do that later when I return from my labors aboard f/v Alisha J 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
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Date: 1/18/19 10:16 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

Jeff,

Email them to me and I will get them uploaded one way or another. I am traveling today, so will not be able to do it until this evening. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 6:49 AM jmkraus@optonline..net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com wrote:
 

I can't seem to upload more photos, I'm getting a message saying I exceeded my 10mb limit. Sorry. 

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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Mike,

You would have to remove the pulley block at the fwd end of the track also. What is it that holds that on ? Is it the eye bolt in the pulley axle ?

Thanks for your advice,

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Fw: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

Barry Connor
 

Hi,
My hull is #17 and I have the 6.5mm fitting.
Will let you know next week how I get on with Amel.

Barry


On Feb 15, 2019, at 19:54, Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Alex,

Thanks for the update. I made a note of this in my 54 files.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 12:38 PM Alexander Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...> wrote:
It seems AMEL changed the stem fitting right after Jeff's Hull #14. I own #15 and was lucky to find out that my 54 has the 20mm stem fitting.
Sorry to hear about everything Jeff had to go through and to read his remarks regarding the " support" of some of the AMEL folks...
Alex
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Am 15.02.19, 13:12, "Barry Connor via Groups.Io" <connor_barry=yahoo.com@groups.io> schrieb:


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Barry Connor <connor_barry@...>
To: Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Cc: JEFFREY KRAUS <jmkraus@...>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:05:00 PM EST
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

Hi Bill,
I have been reading with interest the goings on with Amel. You have been doing a service which they are probably very jealous of. This Amel forum is the envy of other manufacturers. I have a friend who established a similar forum for Oyster owners and the old Oyster owners did not want to know him but now the new owners are very keen to get involved with what he is doing.
When I bought our 54 #17 in 2015 I joined and have benefited from this forum. I have also purchased many items from Amel direct, I believe in supporting the manufacturer as we all need them too.
My first impressions from Amel when I mentioned our forum was that they were not interested in this forum as I think they though it took business away from them. I felt that they wanted to be the only ones that owners should be able to go to for help and advise.
The reason that I am writing this as that just very recently I was surprised that Amel now appear to want to assist me with a problem that I have discovered with my early production 54. I only became aware of this potential problem through our forum! I try to read all posts as I believe that all posts have something to help all model owners.
Jell Kraus put me on the right track to bring this problem regarding the bow stem fitting for the furler to the attention of my contact at Amel Hyeres. I am very fortunate that I have 2 later model 54's on my pontoon here at Marina di Ragusa and can see clearly the notification Amel made to the models after #17, I am not sure when they actually made the modification. Maybe 54 owners could look at the bow furler deck stem fitting to see if they have the 6.5mm or the newer 20mm fitting. The 20mm fitting also has a top plate over it, the 6.5mm stem just goes through the deck.
To sum up. I was surprised that Amel are actually looking into this. I am waiting for the reply which I should have next week and will update the forum.
I think that Amel will want to be able to promote and use this forum to enhance the Amel brand. especially now that they have changed the marketing to appeal to a much wider diversity of buyers and end users with the new boat designs.
Yours Truly

Barry and Penny Connor. (Liveaboards)
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa.  Sicily

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:18:36 AM EST, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 

I uploaded some of them to Album: Genoa Furler Stem Fitting Upgrade located at 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 10:23 AM jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I will do that later when I return from my labors aboard f/v Alisha J 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 1/18/19 10:16 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

Jeff,

Email them to me and I will get them uploaded one way or another. I am traveling today, so will not be able to do it until this evening. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 6:49 AM jmkraus@optonline..net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com wrote:
 

I can't seem to upload more photos, I'm getting a message saying I exceeded my 10mb limit. Sorry. 

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Re: New furlers on an Amel 54

Alex Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...>
 

Hi Arno
Did you use FKG to do the job?

Am Di., Feb. 12, 2019 at 11:24 schrieb Arno Luijten
<arno.luijten@...>:
Hi All,

Following the nice offer from Paul Hrabowsky (Bamar USA) I received the new EJF1 furlers a while ago and after some preparations I had the local rigger on Saint Martin replace the old ones with the EJF1 model. This took a little over a day with not too many problems. The fit was excellent after returning to my marina I could proceed with the electrical part of the job.

That proved to be a bit more complicated as the new furlers have a bit more connections to them. The MEJ furlers only have a motor with a plus and minus cable. The EJF1 has a electric brake and a thermal sensor added to the party.
I also ordered new Boxtron E14 boxes as the existing ones were not working anymore and the old MEJ furlers were connected to the Boxtron EM boxes.
The Amel yard connected the Boxtron boxes a bit differently then intended by Bamar. The remote switch has three cables but only 2 are led to the furler. The third (power) cable is fed directly from the circuit-breaker panel in the galley. This gave me some problems hooking up the thermal sensor.

Long story short it meant I added an intermediate connection box with a relay to enable the thermal sensor.
Added benefit is I now have a local (to the furler) switch to operate the furlers.

I also had to adapt both the E14 and the EM boxes to be able to use the connection boxes. For the E14 the change was minor. I had to add a "Vbat -" (minus) wire to the multi-connector . As this still had one pin free that was easy.
The EM box was a bit more work as the box was not designed to work together with the polarized brake power cabe (the brake on the EJF1 has a "plus"and a "minus") so I had to do some rewiring and add some diodes in the EM-box.

Altough the old furlers were still working fine, I must say the new one feel much more sturdy and make much less noise. In a later post I will put the old furlers up for offer in case someone is interested.

A picture of the connection boxes:


In situ:


Schematic design added as attachment

The result:

Re: Fw: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

Alex,

Thanks for the update. I made a note of this in my 54 files.

Best,

Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St.
Galveston, Texas 77550
832-380-4970



On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 12:38 PM Alexander Ramseyer <alexramseyer@...> wrote:
It seems AMEL changed the stem fitting right after Jeff's Hull #14. I own #15 and was lucky to find out that my 54 has the 20mm stem fitting.
Sorry to hear about everything Jeff had to go through and to read his remarks regarding the " support" of some of the AMEL folks...
Alex
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Am 15.02.19, 13:12, "Barry Connor via Groups.Io" <connor_barry=yahoo.com@groups.io> schrieb:


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Barry Connor <connor_barry@...>
To: Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Cc: JEFFREY KRAUS <jmkraus@...>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:05:00 PM EST
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

Hi Bill,
I have been reading with interest the goings on with Amel. You have been doing a service which they are probably very jealous of. This Amel forum is the envy of other manufacturers. I have a friend who established a similar forum for Oyster owners and the old Oyster owners did not want to know him but now the new owners are very keen to get involved with what he is doing.
When I bought our 54 #17 in 2015 I joined and have benefited from this forum. I have also purchased many items from Amel direct, I believe in supporting the manufacturer as we all need them too.
My first impressions from Amel when I mentioned our forum was that they were not interested in this forum as I think they though it took business away from them. I felt that they wanted to be the only ones that owners should be able to go to for help and advise.
The reason that I am writing this as that just very recently I was surprised that Amel now appear to want to assist me with a problem that I have discovered with my early production 54. I only became aware of this potential problem through our forum! I try to read all posts as I believe that all posts have something to help all model owners.
Jell Kraus put me on the right track to bring this problem regarding the bow stem fitting for the furler to the attention of my contact at Amel Hyeres. I am very fortunate that I have 2 later model 54's on my pontoon here at Marina di Ragusa and can see clearly the notification Amel made to the models after #17, I am not sure when they actually made the modification. Maybe 54 owners could look at the bow furler deck stem fitting to see if they have the 6.5mm or the newer 20mm fitting. The 20mm fitting also has a top plate over it, the 6.5mm stem just goes through the deck.
To sum up. I was surprised that Amel are actually looking into this. I am waiting for the reply which I should have next week and will update the forum.
I think that Amel will want to be able to promote and use this forum to enhance the Amel brand. especially now that they have changed the marketing to appeal to a much wider diversity of buyers and end users with the new boat designs.
Yours Truly

Barry and Penny Connor. (Liveaboards)
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa.  Sicily

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:18:36 AM EST, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 

I uploaded some of them to Album: Genoa Furler Stem Fitting Upgrade located at 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 10:23 AM jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I will do that later when I return from my labors aboard f/v Alisha J 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 1/18/19 10:16 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

Jeff,

Email them to me and I will get them uploaded one way or another. I am traveling today, so will not be able to do it until this evening. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 6:49 AM jmkraus@optonline..net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com wrote:
 

I can't seem to upload more photos, I'm getting a message saying I exceeded my 10mb limit. Sorry. 

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Re: Fw: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

Alexander Ramseyer
 

It seems AMEL changed the stem fitting right after Jeff's Hull #14. I own #15 and was lucky to find out that my 54 has the 20mm stem fitting.
Sorry to hear about everything Jeff had to go through and to read his remarks regarding the " support" of some of the AMEL folks...
Alex
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----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Barry Connor <connor_barry@...>
To: Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Cc: JEFFREY KRAUS <jmkraus@...>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:05:00 PM EST
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

Hi Bill,
I have been reading with interest the goings on with Amel. You have been doing a service which they are probably very jealous of. This Amel forum is the envy of other manufacturers. I have a friend who established a similar forum for Oyster owners and the old Oyster owners did not want to know him but now the new owners are very keen to get involved with what he is doing.
When I bought our 54 #17 in 2015 I joined and have benefited from this forum. I have also purchased many items from Amel direct, I believe in supporting the manufacturer as we all need them too.
My first impressions from Amel when I mentioned our forum was that they were not interested in this forum as I think they though it took business away from them. I felt that they wanted to be the only ones that owners should be able to go to for help and advise.
The reason that I am writing this as that just very recently I was surprised that Amel now appear to want to assist me with a problem that I have discovered with my early production 54. I only became aware of this potential problem through our forum! I try to read all posts as I believe that all posts have something to help all model owners.
Jell Kraus put me on the right track to bring this problem regarding the bow stem fitting for the furler to the attention of my contact at Amel Hyeres. I am very fortunate that I have 2 later model 54's on my pontoon here at Marina di Ragusa and can see clearly the notification Amel made to the models after #17, I am not sure when they actually made the modification. Maybe 54 owners could look at the bow furler deck stem fitting to see if they have the 6.5mm or the newer 20mm fitting. The 20mm fitting also has a top plate over it, the 6.5mm stem just goes through the deck.
To sum up. I was surprised that Amel are actually looking into this. I am waiting for the reply which I should have next week and will update the forum.
I think that Amel will want to be able to promote and use this forum to enhance the Amel brand. especially now that they have changed the marketing to appeal to a much wider diversity of buyers and end users with the new boat designs.
Yours Truly

Barry and Penny Connor. (Liveaboards)
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa.  Sicily

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:18:36 AM EST, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 

I uploaded some of them to Album: Genoa Furler Stem Fitting Upgrade located at 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 10:23 AM jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I will do that later when I return from my labors aboard f/v Alisha J 



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S7.

-------- Original message --------
From: "Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 1/18/19 10:16 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

Jeff,

Email them to me and I will get them uploaded one way or another. I am traveling today, so will not be able to do it until this evening. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 6:49 AM jmkraus@optonline..net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com wrote:
 

I can't seem to upload more photos, I'm getting a message saying I exceeded my 10mb limit. Sorry. 

__._,_.___

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Fw: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

Barry Connor
 



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To: Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
Cc: JEFFREY KRAUS <jmkraus@...>
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019, 1:05:00 PM EST
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

Hi Bill,
I have been reading with interest the goings on with Amel. You have been doing a service which they are probably very jealous of. This Amel forum is the envy of other manufacturers. I have a friend who established a similar forum for Oyster owners and the old Oyster owners did not want to know him but now the new owners are very keen to get involved with what he is doing.
When I bought our 54 #17 in 2015 I joined and have benefited from this forum. I have also purchased many items from Amel direct, I believe in supporting the manufacturer as we all need them too.
My first impressions from Amel when I mentioned our forum was that they were not interested in this forum as I think they though it took business away from them. I felt that they wanted to be the only ones that owners should be able to go to for help and advise.
The reason that I am writing this as that just very recently I was surprised that Amel now appear to want to assist me with a problem that I have discovered with my early production 54. I only became aware of this potential problem through our forum! I try to read all posts as I believe that all posts have something to help all model owners.
Jell Kraus put me on the right track to bring this problem regarding the bow stem fitting for the furler to the attention of my contact at Amel Hyeres. I am very fortunate that I have 2 later model 54's on my pontoon here at Marina di Ragusa and can see clearly the notification Amel made to the models after #17, I am not sure when they actually made the modification. Maybe 54 owners could look at the bow furler deck stem fitting to see if they have the 6.5mm or the newer 20mm fitting. The 20mm fitting also has a top plate over it, the 6.5mm stem just goes through the deck.
To sum up. I was surprised that Amel are actually looking into this. I am waiting for the reply which I should have next week and will update the forum.
I think that Amel will want to be able to promote and use this forum to enhance the Amel brand. especially now that they have changed the marketing to appeal to a much wider diversity of buyers and end users with the new boat designs.
Yours Truly

Barry and Penny Connor. (Liveaboards)
"Lady Penelope II"
Amel 54. #17
Marina di Ragusa.  Sicily

On Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:18:36 AM EST, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 

I uploaded some of them to Album: Genoa Furler Stem Fitting Upgrade located at 


Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School  http://www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970



On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 10:23 AM jmkraus jmkraus@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I will do that later when I return from my labors aboard f/v Alisha J 



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-------- Original message --------
From: "Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: 1/18/19 10:16 AM (GMT-04:00)
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] more photos

 

Jeff,

Email them to me and I will get them uploaded one way or another. I am traveling today, so will not be able to do it until this evening. 

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970
My calendar: 
https://theamelschool.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 6:49 AM jmkraus@optonline..net [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups..com wrote:
 

I can't seem to upload more photos, I'm getting a message saying I exceeded my 10mb limit. Sorry. 

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Re: Mystery Conduit

Ian Park
 

Woody
Mine's a Santorin, so my socket is 12v and is for an electric dinghy pump.
I have a few cables going through that conduit; aerial cables for SAT phone and Navtex and cable and earth wires for SSB.
In the aft starboard locker in the back cabin I have a breaker for that socket, so mine looks original and is wired from inside the boat, not the conduit.

Ian

Ocean Hobo SN96

Re: Mystery Conduit

ngtnewington Newington
 

Hi Woody,

I have a 54 but used the same conduit for my solar and wind generators. That 24v socket is live on my boat and is for an electric dinghy inflator! I believe the conduit is for a SSB antenna tuner.

Nick 
Amelia (Aml54  hull 019)

On 15 Feb 2019, at 15:37, Alan Woody Wood <woody@...> wrote:

Hi All

While exploring ways to run cable for solar from the aft of the boat to the battery bank, I discovered an empty conduit running from near the nav station to the aft locker. It's siliconed up at the locker end yet the little (shelf) conduit running inside the cupboards was crammed with redundant wires (half of which I've pulled out now!) Can anyone tell me what it was originally used for and why it might have been abandoned and blocked off? There is an odd socket in the aft locker that's now disconnected (old shore power connector?) but I find it hard to believe it would have had it's own dedicated conduit. Is there any reason I shouldn't drill into it from the inside and use it?

Thanks in advance.

Woody
SM189
(Like the new forum by the way - can get rid that crappy Yahoo app now!)
<Conduit 01.jpg><Conduit 02.jpg>

Re: Mystery Conduit

Mark Erdos
 

Yes, the conduit was for a SSB installation. Amel did some very nice things to aid in after-factory SSB installs. This was one of them. The addition of the dynaplate on the rudder is another plus saving the owner a ccost of a haul-out for an SSB installation. If you were to run your antenna cable from the radio to the auto-tuner in the same conduit as your other electrical wires, the power of the radio will cause EMI and play havoc with your onboard electronics. Ask, me how I know this J

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of amelforme
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 11:50 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Mystery Conduit

 

Pretty sure the conduit was for the SSB connection from the nav station to the tuner.

The outlet is for a dedicated 24 volt dinghy inflation pump. Amel took two 12 volt pumps, wire tied them together and supplied a 'Y' tube/pipe to join them. I was told never to use with the drive engine or the battery charger on as the pump does not like more than 25 volts.

 

Good luck with your refit, Joel

 

JOEL F. POTTER

CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST LLC

THE EXPERIENCED AMEL GUY

Office 954-462-5869 


On Feb 15, 2019, at 10:37 AM, Alan Woody Wood <woody@...> wrote:

Hi All

While exploring ways to run cable for solar from the aft of the boat to the battery bank, I discovered an empty conduit running from near the nav station to the aft locker. It's siliconed up at the locker end yet the little (shelf) conduit running inside the cupboards was crammed with redundant wires (half of which I've pulled out now!) Can anyone tell me what it was originally used for and why it might have been abandoned and blocked off? There is an odd socket in the aft locker that's now disconnected (old shore power connector?) but I find it hard to believe it would have had it's own dedicated conduit. Is there any reason I shouldn't drill into it from the inside and use it?

Thanks in advance.

Woody
SM189
(Like the new forum by the way - can get rid that crappy Yahoo app now!)

<Conduit 01.jpg>

<Conduit 02.jpg>

Re: Mystery Conduit

amelforme
 

Pretty sure the conduit was for the SSB connection from the nav station to the tuner.
The outlet is for a dedicated 24 volt dinghy inflation pump. Amel took two 12 volt pumps, wire tied them together and supplied a 'Y' tube/pipe to join them. I was told never to use with the drive engine or the battery charger on as the pump does not like more than 25 volts.

Good luck with your refit, Joel


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

On Feb 15, 2019, at 10:37 AM, Alan Woody Wood <woody@...> wrote:

Hi All

While exploring ways to run cable for solar from the aft of the boat to the battery bank, I discovered an empty conduit running from near the nav station to the aft locker. It's siliconed up at the locker end yet the little (shelf) conduit running inside the cupboards was crammed with redundant wires (half of which I've pulled out now!) Can anyone tell me what it was originally used for and why it might have been abandoned and blocked off? There is an odd socket in the aft locker that's now disconnected (old shore power connector?) but I find it hard to believe it would have had it's own dedicated conduit. Is there any reason I shouldn't drill into it from the inside and use it?

Thanks in advance.

Woody
SM189
(Like the new forum by the way - can get rid that crappy Yahoo app now!)
<Conduit 01.jpg>
<Conduit 02.jpg>

Re: Requesting advice marinas in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

Mark Erdos
 

 

Holy cow! It’s no wonder the marinas in St. T where empty when we were there. I guess you don’t need very many boats if the fees per boat are so high.

 

Don’t forget about Palmas Del Mar Yacht Club in southeastern PR. http://www.theyachtclubmarina.com/ Good security, super easy in/out from the ocean and only a day sail from St. T.  I would imagine flights from PR would also be a little less and with more choices.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gary Wells
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 11:09 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Requesting advice marinas in Puerto Rico and St. Thomas

 

I know that in St. Thomas things will be expensive.  Crown Bay Marina came in at $4.15 per foot per day, with our a slight discount for monthly rates.  Yacht Haven Grande is higher and I'm not sure about American Yacht Harbor in Red Hook.
With the ease of ferry access, it might be worth it.to consider Nanny Cay ($1.85/ft) or even Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor ($1.30/ft) in the BVIs.

Only caveat there is that you'll need to import your boat ($202) if you plan on staying more than 30 cumulative days in the BVIs in a year. 

Cheers!
Gary W
SV Adagio, SM #209
St. Thomas (at anchor :)

Mystery Conduit

Alan "Woody" Wood
 

Hi All

While exploring ways to run cable for solar from the aft of the boat to the battery bank, I discovered an empty conduit running from near the nav station to the aft locker. It's siliconed up at the locker end yet the little (shelf) conduit running inside the cupboards was crammed with redundant wires (half of which I've pulled out now!) Can anyone tell me what it was originally used for and why it might have been abandoned and blocked off? There is an odd socket in the aft locker that's now disconnected (old shore power connector?) but I find it hard to believe it would have had it's own dedicated conduit. Is there any reason I shouldn't drill into it from the inside and use it?

Thanks in advance.

Woody
SM189
(Like the new forum by the way - can get rid that crappy Yahoo app now!)