Date   
Thanks Mark McGovern Gary Wells, Mark Erdos, & Danny SIMMS

 

All,

Many of you have been thanking me, but the real credit for the new site go to many of you who have been pushing for a change, especially Gary Wells/ADAGIO...thanks Gary.

And, I did not find Groups.io. The Amel owner who found Groups.io is Mark McGovern/CARA. Had Mark not found it, we would still be wringing our hands.

Also, I should mention Mark Erdos/Cream Puff and Danny SIMMS/Ocean Pearl. These guys were great advisors helping the rest of us and keeping us on track. Thanks Danny and Mark.

I have a few projects that I would like to get completed. We need to rename about half of the photos that have camera-assigned names. If we can name the photo correctly, it will come up in a search. I have asked the Moderators to rename those that come in as attachments. For your information those photos automatically go to the Album named Emailed Photos. I set up the following general photo albums that should be used for all of our photos:
1. Deck & Hull
2. Electronics & Electrical
3. Mechanical
4. Plumbing
5. Miscellaneous
6. Amel Photo Albums -A place to post your boat pictures and glamour shots

I have not really had time to look at the files, but I know they could be reorganized into main folders that are:
1. Deck & Hull
2. Electronics & Electrical
3. Mechanical
4. Plumbing
5. Miscellaneous


--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Amel School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970

Re: AMEL FORUM - SHUTDOWN OF AMEL YAHOO GROUP - NEW PLATFORM

 

Thanks for your message and your continued support of Amel. 

Best,

Bill


On Wed, Feb 13, 2019, 11:53 AM Alejandro Paquin <alex.paquin@... wrote:

Dear Bill,

I wish to thank you personally for taking your valuable time and money to find a new and workable platform for the Amel Forum. This forum is extremely interesting, I´ve been a member since God know when.

The world needs more people like you, definitely.

I own “SIMPATICO” an older Maramu (1981) since 21 years ago, it is turning 38 this year, and it has gone through a lot of refurbishing in the past 6 years. The previous owner is a like a father to me so it has been in the “family” for a long time. I enjoy the discussions, participating when I can and sharing my own particular experiences. I´ve also exchanged privately with many of the members so for me, it has been a source of wisdom and good advice all along.

Thanks again and hope to meet you soon, weather, and God permitting.

 

Alex Paquin

Av. Luis Roche con 3a Transversal

Edificio Bronce PB, Local 1

Altamira

Caracas. Venezuela

Telf:  +58 (212) 264.55.68 / 264.68.85 /261.64.37

Fax: +58 (212) 261.16.87

Mobile/Whatsapp: +58 (412) 3365564

e-mail: alex.paquin@...

P Antes de imprimir piense en su responsabilidad con el Medio Ambiente - Think Before Print

 

 

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Re: Mainsail furling motor the saga continues

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Hi all,
Thanks for the reply Mark, Pat and Alan.  Alan it is a coller under the white housing you do not see unless you remove the motor from its protective shell. I am having one fabricated now. Live and learn. Mark had it right. Be specific, don't assume and exchange photos prior to ordering. 

Thx,
Chuck 

On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 2:02 PM Alan Grayson <bazgrayson@...> wrote:
Hi Chuck, I,m a bit confused. Are you referring to the outhaul or the main furling motor. I have just removed the outhaul gearbox and motor and do not remember any plastic neck piece.
i just ordered a new LeRoy somers main furling motor and the 2 big black spacers( not really sure that’s what they are yet as I haven’t pulled it apart yet), is that what you are referring too?
Does anyone have a breakdown of the main furling motor / gearbox setup
Regards
Alan Grayson
SV Ora Pai
SM 406
Boat in Ft Lauderdale while I’m visiting family in Mangawhai NZ

Re: Mainsail furling motor the saga continues

Mark Erdos
 

A word of advice to owners replacing the sail motors. I had the same experience as Chuck. So, when ordering another sail motor from Amel I asked and paid a little extra to have Amel put the necessary attachments onto the motor. I sent Maud a picture with instructions to “please make and send me this complete unit”. Of course, Amel sent me an eact replacement and all I had to do was fit it. It wasn’t cheap but it was a perfect match. They even labeled the wires and sent a picture of connections to make.

 

On a side note, in my dealings with Maud, I have found she is more than willing to take a picture of what she is about to ship to you.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of clacey9
Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 1:19 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Mainsail furling motor the saga continues

 

Hi All,
I received my motor from Maud today. It came as just the motor. I assumed it would come with the plastic neck piece too. It did not. This is the piece that the white housing clamps onto. Someone mentioned they had one fabricated. Has anyone had one of these fabricated and have the dimensions also how is it attached to the motor glued-screwed? I do not want to disassemble my outhaul motor to measure if I don't have too.

Thanks in advance.
Chuck
Joy #388
Stuck in St.Martin

Re: Max Volvo RPM

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Gary et al,

Watch out if your TMD 22 significantly exceeds 2800 rpm under load. It could indicate the turbo waste gate is frozen resulting in over turbo pressure. This can lead to serious engine damage.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 13 February 2019 at 23:48 Gary Wells <gary@...> wrote:

Same here.  About 2700 on mine right now but she's got.almost.6,000hr on her.
Got nearly 3,000RPM a couple.ofmyears ago in reverser gear during a "static test" siruation ..  ..  well ..  ..  some people like to call it "running aground" ... but anyway, if the boat's not moving the Autoprop's pitch stays flatter :)

Gary W.
SM 209
BVIs


Re: Mainsail furling motor the saga continues

Patrick McAneny
 

Chuck,Just tried to call you,couldn’t get it to go. I think I am the one who made new rings.Give me a call.
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Bequia

Re: Mainsail furling motor the saga continues

Alan Grayson
 

Hi Chuck, I,m a bit confused. Are you referring to the outhaul or the main furling motor. I have just removed the outhaul gearbox and motor and do not remember any plastic neck piece.
i just ordered a new LeRoy somers main furling motor and the 2 big black spacers( not really sure that’s what they are yet as I haven’t pulled it apart yet), is that what you are referring too?
Does anyone have a breakdown of the main furling motor / gearbox setup
Regards
Alan Grayson
SV Ora Pai
SM 406
Boat in Ft Lauderdale while I’m visiting family in Mangawhai NZ

AMEL FORUM - SHUTDOWN OF AMEL YAHOO GROUP - NEW PLATFORM

Alejandro Paquin
 

Dear Bill,

I wish to thank you personally for taking your valuable time and money to find a new and workable platform for the Amel Forum. This forum is extremely interesting, I´ve been a member since God know when.

The world needs more people like you, definitely.

I own “SIMPATICO” an older Maramu (1981) since 21 years ago, it is turning 38 this year, and it has gone through a lot of refurbishing in the past 6 years. The previous owner is a like a father to me so it has been in the “family” for a long time. I enjoy the discussions, participating when I can and sharing my own particular experiences. I´ve also exchanged privately with many of the members so for me, it has been a source of wisdom and good advice all along.

Thanks again and hope to meet you soon, weather, and God permitting.

 

Alex Paquin

Av. Luis Roche con 3a Transversal

Edificio Bronce PB, Local 1

Altamira

Caracas. Venezuela

Telf:  +58 (212) 264.55.68 / 264.68.85 /261.64.37

Fax: +58 (212) 261.16.87

Mobile/Whatsapp: +58 (412) 3365564

e-mail: alex.paquin@...

P Antes de imprimir piense en su responsabilidad con el Medio Ambiente - Think Before Print

 

 

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Mainsail furling motor the saga continues

Chuck_Kim_Joy
 

Hi All,
I received my motor from Maud today. It came as just the motor. I assumed it would come with the plastic neck piece too. It did not. This is the piece that the white housing clamps onto. Someone mentioned they had one fabricated. Has anyone had one of these fabricated and have the dimensions also how is it attached to the motor glued-screwed? I do not want to disassemble my outhaul motor to measure if I don't have too.

Thanks in advance.
Chuck
Joy #388
Stuck in St.Martin

Re: Max Volvo RPM

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Paul,

 At the dock you will get more than 2,800 revs in gear because the flow of water through the Autoprop when the boat is stationary is insufficient to change the angle of the blades, so less resistance and higher revs. Glad that you found improved performance once you were under way.

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Cooper via Groups.Io <paul.cooper74@...>
Sent: 13 February 2019 14:52
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Max Volvo RPM
 
Okay thanks.  I just got 2600 after 4 new injectors installed.  Stern-to at the dock, straining against stern lines, got 3300.  The Volvo mechanic says this engine is rated over 3500 max rpms but the large size of the Autoprop may be causing the lower max rpms underway.   Also the turbo may be failing.  But she definitely has more power now (was probably running on 2 cylinders before) judging by the fact that  I scared my wife and surprised myself when we left the dock because when I gave the engine the usual amount of throttle  she leapt out of the gate instead of creeping ahead.   

With a max of 2600 rpms I should be able to cruise at 80% max, or 2000 rpm, right?

Paul C.
SM238
Martinique

Re: Max Volvo RPM

Jean-Pierre Germain <jp.germain45@...>
 

Hi Guys,

My boat has the same setup except for the Maxprop.  

A few facts about the TDM22 is that it is rated for much higher rpm than Amel chose to use.  On my previous boat, I always got 4200+ at full power with the comparable prop.  AMEL just chose to operate the engine at a lower rpm.  This was an easy choice as our engine has a good torque curve and lower rpm results in longer life and less noise/fuel.  So we have 70+ hp instead of 82 in my previous boat.  

Not much impact in my opinion.

Enjoy your boats.

Cheers,

Jean-Pierre Germain, 
SY Eleuthera, SM007
Opua, NZ

On 13 Feb 2019, at 23:48, Gary Wells <gary@...> wrote:

Same here.  About 2700 on mine right now but she's got.almost.6,000hr on her.
Got nearly 3,000RPM a couple.ofmyears ago in reverser gear during a "static test" siruation ..  ..  well ..  ..  some people like to call it "running aground" ... but anyway, if the boat's not moving the Autoprop's pitch stays flatter :)

Gary W.
SM 209
BVIs



Re: Max Volvo RPM

Paul Cooper <paul.cooper74@...>
 

Okay thanks.  I just got 2600 after 4 new injectors installed.  Stern-to at the dock, straining against stern lines, got 3300.  The Volvo mechanic says this engine is rated over 3500 max rpms but the large size of the Autoprop may be causing the lower max rpms underway.   Also the turbo may be failing.  But she definitely has more power now (was probably running on 2 cylinders before) judging by the fact that  I scared my wife and surprised myself when we left the dock because when I gave the engine the usual amount of throttle  she leapt out of the gate instead of creeping ahead.   

With a max of 2600 rpms I should be able to cruise at 80% max, or 2000 rpm, right?

Paul C.
SM238
Martinique

Re: Max Volvo RPM

Gary Wells
 

Same here.  About 2700 on mine right now but she's got.almost.6,000hr on her.
Got nearly 3,000RPM a couple.ofmyears ago in reverser gear during a "static test" siruation ..  ..  well ..  ..  some people like to call it "running aground" ... but anyway, if the boat's not moving the Autoprop's pitch stays flatter :)

Gary W.
SM 209
BVIs


SM2K yanmar startup issues

Giovanni TESTA
 

Hi,
I had same problems with my Eutikia SM 428_2003.
For rendom start look at red cable on start motor: the connection may be slack/oxidised. Anyway remove and fasten it. The contact MUST be perfect and steady.
For rendom shut down look at solenoid. Replace it or spry antoxidant inside from top. You have to remove the black rubber cover button. Than push it many times.
I hope that may help.
Buon Vento
Giovanni
EUTIKIA

Re: FW: [Amel Yacht Owners] Yahoo Amel Owners Group is shutting down today

Brent Cameron
 

It also appears to me that google can no longer find anything posted on it so our discussions are now private amongst the owners (and the wannabes like me who you’ve let lurk here).  That’s a fantastic new feature in my mind!  Less chance for bad actors to use our personal information. 

Brent Cameron, Future SM2K owner

 On Feb 12, 2019, 10:47 AM -0500, Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...>, wrote:
There are a host of features in the new platform that are huge improvements over Yahoo including a calendar, the ability to have sub-groups, embedding pictures in messages.  The two main benefits that I like about the new platform are:

1.  You can actually edit a post that you made after you post it.  Those of us who don't spell too good will appreciate that little detail. ;)

2.  We now have complete "ownership" of the information that is posted to the group including the messages, files, and pictures.  They can be backed up and archived offline so all this great collective Amel knowledge cannot be lost due to some corporate decision.


--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

--
Brent Cameron

Future Super Maramu 2000 Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada

Re: Additional solar location?

Dave_Benjamin
 

Very clever.

Re: Max Volvo RPM

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

 Hi Paul,

 Clean bottom and clean prop---2,800. That is what Amel limited this engine to. In flat water that should give you 8+ knots

 Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Greece


From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Cooper via Groups.Io <paul.cooper74@...>
Sent: 12 February 2019 20:18
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Max Volvo RPM
 
Can anyone with the combo of a SM, a Volvo Penta TMD22, and an Autoprop tell me what they get for max RPMs while underway in forward gear and full throttle?

moderated Re: New Group Site

Jean-Pierre Germain <jp.germain45@...>
 

I’ve been waiting for such a move. Well done not bringing the new site into a group discussion.

We avoided the “committee” syndrome… being long winded discussions resulting in zilch.

Well done

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

On 13 Feb 2019, at 05:37, Ian Townsend <@LocaLola> wrote:

Bill,

Bellissimo! Felicitations! Gut gemacht! Way to go!

Grazie. Merci. Danke. Thanks.


Ian & Margaret
SM153
Loca Lola II
George Town, Exuma


Max Volvo RPM

Paul Cooper <paul.cooper74@...>
 

Can anyone with the combo of a SM, a Volvo Penta TMD22, and an Autoprop tell me what they get for max RPMs while underway in forward gear and full throttle?

Re: Registering

Paul Cooper <paul.cooper74@...>
 

Problem solved.