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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

smiles bernard
 

Hi there Christian

Many thanks for this. 
It took me a while to understand what both you and Danny were explaining so clearly - push the stanchion towards the middle of the boat. Makes total sense but for a while I was thinking fwd or aft as it’s he first boat I’ve had with sensibly mounted stanchions on the side of the toe rail. 
I’ll have a go!
Sadly my drill has just packed up so sounds like I’ll be needing a new impact driver  before I start this project. The metal on one of the cars that holds the (shackle and block )has worn a little so I might need to invest in new cars.

The “lifting wheels” on my mizzen sheet track have broken so I’d be interested in your  washer fix. I’ve had the cars off (nice and easy on the mizzen traveller at least!) but I couldn’t figure out how to release the lifting pin that the ‘lifting wheel’ is attached to. Is there a trick?

Many thanks for your help

Miles





On 3 Feb 2019, at 06:28, christian alby calbyy@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

hello Miles
unfortunately easiest way seems to be removing screws from stanchion base & move it aside to allow car to slide out & back in once replaced (mine had a broken 'lifting-wheel' replaced by home made washer); Impact screwdriver became a permanent fixture in the tool-shed on our 1982 Maramu.
I did not date cut off the end of the track, neither tried my luck on the screws holding the tracks on deck. Shy ?
Best of hammering

christian alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Canet en Roussillon

Christian Alby - France home fixe +33 (0)5 34 39 06 02 home Internet +33 (0)9 60 37 22 72 mobile +33 (0)6 42 69 07 80


Le ‎dimanche‎ ‎3‎ ‎février‎ ‎2019‎ ‎01‎:‎44‎:‎36‎ ‎CET, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> a écrit :


 


Hi Danny

Sorry I somehow missed your reply on this till today. 
Many thanks indeed for the info 

on our Maramu it sounds similar to the SM - either the stanchion has to move somehow or the track!

It seems a little short sighted of Amel to not allow the Genoa cars off for replacement or repairs etc. A slightly shorter teach and a stopper bolt would have been ideal. 

I’ve noticed a little wear on our port Genoa car and so I’d ideally like to replace both but this sounds like one of those big small jobs !

If anyone else has any experience of this also it’d be great to hear. 

Many thanks again

Miles 
Maramu 162

 

On 2 Jan 2019, at 14:45, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Miles,

assuming your Maramu is same as the SM in this respect. I took the screws out of the stanchion base and pushed it sideways to allow the car to slide off. However it was a challenge to get one of the screws out. Others have cut the sides of a short section the track off to allow the car to come off. This method assumes you don't need the full length.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 02 January 2019 at 14:23 "smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Happy new year !
We recently arrived in Barbados after fast crossing from Cape Verde’s
The boat was great but I noticed a few things that I now need to address
The port Genoa sheet car is worn at the point the shackles attaches.

I think it’s an original mid 80s a goiot car. It has a stylised seagull shaped ensign.

Does anyone know a suitable replacement for a vintage Maramu car and also how to remove / reinstall? I presume then come off the track fwd end. There is a stopper bolt head at the fwd end of the track so I presume I remove this and just slide the car off the track.. Space for removal of the car looks really tight with a stanchion base though.
If anyone has replaced their sheet cars any info would be very much appreciated

All the very best

Miles



 


 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santorin, before purchase questions

Mark Erdos
 

Simon,

 

Depending on your location (you don’t specify) there are a couple of people who could survey the boat who have unprecedented knowledge of all things Amel. This is my advice to you.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2019 7:11 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Santorin, before purchase questions

 

 

Hello

I have been looking at an Amel Santorin, hull no 11, built 1990. When visiting the boat a few thing came up that I feel need to be investigated further. Perhaps I can get some help here and hear what your thoughts and opinion are about the pictures., https://www.dropbox.com/sh/egdes22h26j0p37/AABPpd0sTDCdkI3RVInHc6XTa?dl=0

 

1. When looking at the upper angle gear for the C-drive (in the engine room) I noticed that it looks different from other Santorin boats that I have looked at. This one is built a bit earlier than the other ones I have looked at so perhaps Amel did things a bit different on the early Santorins. Also the under water part of the C-drive looks like it's different. The oil plug is located on port side instead of the aft part just below the propeller. Does anyone know more about these differences and if this earlier construction is just as good as the later one?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tiib8y6yoj6rtwy/DSC08718.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3apy3idmg2fqgtn/IMG_2725.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/61d2ai7j6s3o5zg/IMG_2730.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hko9rxsufb10mbs/LRG_DSC08755.JPG?dl=0

 

2. When looking at the aft part of the C-drive, just above and below where the propeller shaft enters the gear there is a crack, it's clearly visible in the pictures. Is this reason to be alarmed or would a normal repair of the glass fibre be enough as a repair? Any thoughts regarding this? There was no oil leaking from this crack but I assume there must be some metall case inside the glass fibre that contains the oil and the gears.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xijskvqqlhc28t0/IMG_0981.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yy8tvl570sjsxrg/IMG_0982.JPG?dl=0

 

3. One of the hinges for the rudder is missing a screw. I can see that there is like a nylon bushing inside and that the screw is supposed to thread into this bushing. This I have not seen on the other Santorin I looked at. I can also feel that there is som play in the rudder when moving it sideways. Is this to consider normal?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2sqwpiol2filuhe/LRG_DSC08762.JPG?dl=0



4. Forward, where the anchor rests there is a crack running across the deck and also down into the drain "track" on the sides. I have seen this on some other photos online so it seems like other boats also have this problem. What is causing this? Has the anchor been pulled up too hard or is there some weakness in the forward section? Does anyone know more about this and how it's best repaired?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zohnqyjn1jp6w5o/LRG_DSC08675.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iwk29fk7torcp1f/IMG_2690.JPG?dl=0

 

Best regards

Simon

Santorin, before purchase questions

s90.simon@...
 

Hello

I have been looking at an Amel Santorin, hull no 11, built 1990. When visiting the boat a few thing came up that I feel need to be investigated further. Perhaps I can get some help here and hear what your thoughts and opinion are about the pictures., https://www.dropbox.com/sh/egdes22h26j0p37/AABPpd0sTDCdkI3RVInHc6XTa?dl=0


1. When looking at the upper angle gear for the C-drive (in the engine room) I noticed that it looks different from other Santorin boats that I have looked at. This one is built a bit earlier than the other ones I have looked at so perhaps Amel did things a bit different on the early Santorins. Also the under water part of the C-drive looks like it's different. The oil plug is located on port side instead of the aft part just below the propeller. Does anyone know more about these differences and if this earlier construction is just as good as the later one?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tiib8y6yoj6rtwy/DSC08718.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3apy3idmg2fqgtn/IMG_2725.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/61d2ai7j6s3o5zg/IMG_2730.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hko9rxsufb10mbs/LRG_DSC08755.JPG?dl=0


2. When looking at the aft part of the C-drive, just above and below where the propeller shaft enters the gear there is a crack, it's clearly visible in the pictures. Is this reason to be alarmed or would a normal repair of the glass fibre be enough as a repair? Any thoughts regarding this? There was no oil leaking from this crack but I assume there must be some metall case inside the glass fibre that contains the oil and the gears.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xijskvqqlhc28t0/IMG_0981.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yy8tvl570sjsxrg/IMG_0982.JPG?dl=0


3. One of the hinges for the rudder is missing a screw. I can see that there is like a nylon bushing inside and that the screw is supposed to thread into this bushing. This I have not seen on the other Santorin I looked at. I can also feel that there is som play in the rudder when moving it sideways. Is this to consider normal?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2sqwpiol2filuhe/LRG_DSC08762.JPG?dl=0


4. Forward, where the anchor rests there is a crack running across the deck and also down into the drain "track" on the sides. I have seen this on some other photos online so it seems like other boats also have this problem. What is causing this? Has the anchor been pulled up too hard or is there some weakness in the forward section? Does anyone know more about this and how it's best repaired?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zohnqyjn1jp6w5o/LRG_DSC08675.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iwk29fk7torcp1f/IMG_2690.JPG?dl=0


Best regards

Simon

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

karkauai
 

That was supposed to be “pinch”, Joel.  In any event, your pats are always appreciated.
Kent


On Feb 3, 2019, at 1:28 PM, jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hiya Kent. Punch? Nah. More like a love pat.

 

When do you anticipate departure from Fort Lauderdale?

 

Hug for Iris.

 

All The Best, 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: amelyachtowners@... <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 3:49 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

 

 

Thank you all for your replies. Sounds like Trinidad is the place to go. Steve, I do like the colors you chose and will probably mimic that on Kristy. Glad to hear the new nonskid is good, I was concerned about that.

Joel, you are always there to punch me when I’m about to do something I shouldn’t. I’ll make it a point to be there while the work is being done.

Again, thanks to you all!
Kent & Iris
SM 243
Kristy
Still in Hotel California (Ft Lauderdale) where you can check out but you can never leave. Ready to head for T & C next weather window.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

amelforme
 

Hiya Kent. Punch? Nah. More like a love pat.

 

When do you anticipate departure from Fort Lauderdale?

 

Hug for Iris.

 

All The Best, 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: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Saturday, February 2, 2019 3:49 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

 

 

Thank you all for your replies. Sounds like Trinidad is the place to go. Steve, I do like the colors you chose and will probably mimic that on Kristy. Glad to hear the new nonskid is good, I was concerned about that.

Joel, you are always there to punch me when I’m about to do something I shouldn’t. I’ll make it a point to be there while the work is being done.

Again, thanks to you all!
Kent & Iris
SM 243
Kristy
Still in Hotel California (Ft Lauderdale) where you can check out but you can never leave. Ready to head for T & C next weather window.

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Danny Simms
 

Hi Miles, No problem. I would try the screws first, if they come out it is a very simple solution. If they wont come out try the other option. I would wait until needed because worn still functions and if they come out it isn't an emergency.
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

On Sun, 3 Feb 2019 at 13:44, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 


Hi Danny

Sorry I somehow missed your reply on this till today. 
Many thanks indeed for the info 

on our Maramu it sounds similar to the SM - either the stanchion has to move somehow or the track!

It seems a little short sighted of Amel to not allow the Genoa cars off for replacement or repairs etc. A slightly shorter teach and a stopper bolt would have been ideal. 

I’ve noticed a little wear on our port Genoa car and so I’d ideally like to replace both but this sounds like one of those big small jobs !

If anyone else has any experience of this also it’d be great to hear. 

Many thanks again

Miles 
Maramu 162

 

On 2 Jan 2019, at 14:45, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Miles,

assuming your Maramu is same as the SM in this respect. I took the screws out of the stanchion base and pushed it sideways to allow the car to slide off. However it was a challenge to get one of the screws out. Others have cut the sides of a short section the track off to allow the car to come off. This method assumes you don't need the full length.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 02 January 2019 at 14:23 "smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Happy new year !
We recently arrived in Barbados after fast crossing from Cape Verde’s
The boat was great but I noticed a few things that I now need to address
The port Genoa sheet car is worn at the point the shackles attaches.

I think it’s an original mid 80s a goiot car. It has a stylised seagull shaped ensign.

Does anyone know a suitable replacement for a vintage Maramu car and also how to remove / reinstall? I presume then come off the track fwd end. There is a stopper bolt head at the fwd end of the track so I presume I remove this and just slide the car off the track.. Space for removal of the car looks really tight with a stanchion base though.
If anyone has replaced their sheet cars any info would be very much appreciated

All the very best

Miles



 


 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally - INSURANCE

Courtney Gorman
 

Mark I would love to have your Novamar contact.  I have Pantaenius now and would prefer to keep my Boat South this year Grenada probably I have had some claims, near lightning strike which Pantaenius was great with so am wondering if anyone has experience with claims from Novamar?
Cheers
Courtney
Trippin
54 #101
Benner Bay St Thomas


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Sun, Jan 27, 2019 10:00 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally - INSURANCE

 
Duane,
 
We are currently insured with Pantaenius and felt forced to shop for insurance based on the requirements of the policy that changed drastically after the 2017 storms. We are uncertain of our plans but one of two things will happen, we will transit the canal and continue west or loop back around the Caribbean. Either way, the current policy was going to be troublesome. It is cost prohibitive for us in the Pacific and in the Caribbean just about impossible to adhere to the area restrictions and requirements during the summer months.
 
We spent 2018 hurricane season in the ABCs, mostly Bonaire. We understood we did not have named storm coverage while there since we could not comply with the policy and our only option was to run to Colombia in the event of a named storm. We had no issue with this strategy since statistically speaking the area is safe.
 
After looking at several companies, we narrowed our choices to three, in order of preference: Y-Yacht (UK), Novamar (USA) and Top Sail (UK). Y-Yacht and Novamar did not require a survey. Y-Yacht has asked for some pictures of the vessel and both have asked about age of rigging (need to be less than 10 years old or an inspection is required). I am leaning toward Y-Yacht since the wording of their policy is in everyday language and very clear to understand (like Pantaenius used to be). It is even posted on their website. All policies we are shopping are “declared value” policies.
 
Here is the wording from Novamar:
 
Navigation: U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coastal waters and inland waters thereto of the United States between Eastport, ME and
Brownsville, Texas, including the Bahamas and waters of the Caribbean Sea, excluding the waters of Cuba, Haiti, and
Venezuela. It is warranted between 1 July and 1 November, navigation is restricted to either north of St. Mary’s, GA or south of
12 degrees 40 minutes North Latitude.
 
Novamar allows for a vessel to stay in the waters of Grenada, ABCs, Colombia or Panama during hurricane season with a plan. I have worked with an agent for Novamar, let me know if you want his contact info. He was very helpful.
 
Several companies I contacted do not allow Colombian waters. Since this is where we are now, that was also a bit of a deal breaker. If you plan to head west, be aware some companies are doing this. Not really sure why.
 
In addition to the above, I understand Gowrie’s Jackline (IMIS) policy is recommended by others sailors. However, they required a full out of water survey less than 2 years old – no exceptions. This was a deal killer since the cost of the survey was not offset by any savings in premiums. The rates were in-line with those of Pantaenius. All the other companies we contacted quoted rates lower than Pantaenius, some significantly lower.
 
I have not done side by side comparisons of the companies I am looking at to our existing policy because it is obvious to us our current policy no longer meets our needs.
 
I think you are going to need to change insurance companies if you wish to stay in Grenada or the ABCs.
 
Hope this helps.
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia
www.creampuff.us
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2019 9:55 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Possible late Spring Amel Caribbean Rally
 
 
Pantaenius Yacht Insurance - Southern Border of Hurricane Zone
 
I just heard from my Pantaenius Broker who told me last year Pantaenius was considering reestablishing a southern border for the hurricane zone.  He wrote:
 
"The southern border would be south of 10 degrees.  So,  that is most of Columbia and Panama.  Grenada is above 12 so does not qualify.  You can get Grenada but will have to be able to do one of our Stormplans and will have a Large named tropical storm deductible."


He didn't say whether this was official yet or in the works.


We're planning on going down the eastern Caribbean this year, and were planning on Grenada for a haul-out during hurricane season, but now I'm wondering where we could go south of 10 degrees?  Cartagena is even north of 10.


Any suggestions on marinas/boatyards south of 10 in Columbia?  The closer to Grenada the better obviously.  We were planning on going from Grenada to Central America anyway.


In the meantime I've asked for a quote from Y-yachts.


Thanks,
Duane
Wanderer, SM#477

Re: Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Porter

I have the same problem with the shaft break. Allthough the Pad's on mine A54#55 are not the same.
When the shaft was starting to turn I squeezed a metal rod between the holder and forward-arm (see pic's) as an interims fix, which is working well, but it's not a longterm solution.

I thought the pads are wearied (down) so I ordered new pads. Maud told me they have only one model, which where same as mine. When I received the new Pad's I realized they where the same thickness. 

I started thinking to re-engineer the break-bad holders because the Amel solution is a bit unreliable when I see other's issue with it.
Does anyone went to the process and problems as well and found a permanent reliable solution.
If there are any other ideas out there there? 

Best regards
Ruedi 
WASABI - A54#55
Marina di Ragusa, Sicily 

Wheel lock for wind vane

smiles bernard
 

Hello all

I’m considering a hydrovane for our vintage Maramu. I really miss having a no power, wind aligned self steering system.

The hydrovane, like the wind pilot 2 required that the main rudder is locked off.

Unfortunately my steering wheel hub is missing its lock. I found parts of it in a cupboard on the boat - so assume there is a problem/reason this was not refitted.

Does anyone have any info about how this is supposed to work?

Or any pictures/diagrams?

It would be great to get an idea of how this works before taking things apart on anchor.

I believe I have the ‘Morse 401 Commander’ steering system

Many thanks in advance for any insight

All the best
Miles
Maramu 162
Grenada

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

Porter McRoberts
 

Mark thank you very much. 
Interestingly our situation looks exactly like yours. Same 45mm piston extension but... on ours the pads miss the rotor by 0.5mm. Bill Rouse suggeted a very plausible explanation: regarding the pivot bolt- the apex bolt for the calipers- perhaps there was a sleeve bushing going over that bolt that was not replaced- resulting in a small but meaningful shift in the fulcrum latterly. As some may recall we’ve had engine in and out several times recently. 

So question to the hive: does anyone recall a sleeve bushing that goes over the caliper pivot bolt?  

Alan. Thanks your you comment!  Looks like I may try that as a solution!  Might you be willing to send a photo?  


What I did do is shift the assembly aft by about 2 mm. Now I’ve got great grab on the rotor with the forward caliper pad, moderate with the aft pad. 

Thank you for everyone’s thoughts

On a separate note: new Volvo D3-110 “H” model in. So far: quiet, smokeless and digital 😕. 
Galapagos here we come!

Porter
A54-152


Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

On Feb 2, 2019, at 6:26 PM, divanz620@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Interesting....


We had that problem years ago and on advice, replaced the spring in the cylinder...didn't make any difference.
In our case it was because the pads were worn and the piston was at full excursion.
I did the washer trick and that worked for about two years and it started to slip again - more pad wear.
There is still plenty of meat on the pads so what I did was take off the brake mechanism, take off the front caliper and drill a hole in it in the direction of the piston thrust, threaded the hole and put in a bolt with a lock nut.
Now I can adjust for pad wear !
I really need new pads but Maud doesn't have pads that look like ours. One day I will get them relined at a brake shop.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

christian alby <calbyy@...>
 

hello Miles
unfortunately easiest way seems to be removing screws from stanchion base & move it aside to allow car to slide out & back in once replaced (mine had a broken 'lifting-wheel' replaced by home made washer); Impact screwdriver became a permanent fixture in the tool-shed on our 1982 Maramu.
I did not date cut off the end of the track, neither tried my luck on the screws holding the tracks on deck. Shy ?
Best of hammering

christian alby - Désirade VIII - Maramu 116 - now in Canet en Roussillon

Christian Alby - France home fixe +33 (0)5 34 39 06 02 home Internet +33 (0)9 60 37 22 72 mobile +33 (0)6 42 69 07 80


Le ‎dimanche‎ ‎3‎ ‎février‎ ‎2019‎ ‎01‎:‎44‎:‎36‎ ‎CET, smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :


 


Hi Danny

Sorry I somehow missed your reply on this till today. 
Many thanks indeed for the info 

on our Maramu it sounds similar to the SM - either the stanchion has to move somehow or the track!

It seems a little short sighted of Amel to not allow the Genoa cars off for replacement or repairs etc. A slightly shorter teach and a stopper bolt would have been ideal. 

I’ve noticed a little wear on our port Genoa car and so I’d ideally like to replace both but this sounds like one of those big small jobs !

If anyone else has any experience of this also it’d be great to hear. 

Many thanks again

Miles 
Maramu 162

 

On 2 Jan 2019, at 14:45, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Miles,

assuming your Maramu is same as the SM in this respect. I took the screws out of the stanchion base and pushed it sideways to allow the car to slide off. However it was a challenge to get one of the screws out. Others have cut the sides of a short section the track off to allow the car to come off. This method assumes you don't need the full length.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 02 January 2019 at 14:23 "smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Happy new year !
We recently arrived in Barbados after fast crossing from Cape Verde’s
The boat was great but I noticed a few things that I now need to address
The port Genoa sheet car is worn at the point the shackles attaches.

I think it’s an original mid 80s a goiot car. It has a stylised seagull shaped ensign.

Does anyone know a suitable replacement for a vintage Maramu car and also how to remove / reinstall? I presume then come off the track fwd end. There is a stopper bolt head at the fwd end of the track so I presume I remove this and just slide the car off the track.. Space for removal of the car looks really tight with a stanchion base though.
If anyone has replaced their sheet cars any info would be very much appreciated

All the very best

Miles



 


 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

smiles bernard
 


Hi Danny
Sorry I somehow missed your reply on this till today. 
Many thanks indeed for the info 

on our Maramu it sounds similar to the SM - either the stanchion has to move somehow or the track!

It seems a little short sighted of Amel to not allow the Genoa cars off for replacement or repairs etc. A slightly shorter teach and a stopper bolt would have been ideal. 

I’ve noticed a little wear on our port Genoa car and so I’d ideally like to replace both but this sounds like one of those big small jobs !

If anyone else has any experience of this also it’d be great to hear. 

Many thanks again

Miles 
Maramu 162

 

On 2 Jan 2019, at 14:45, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Miles,

assuming your Maramu is same as the SM in this respect. I took the screws out of the stanchion base and pushed it sideways to allow the car to slide off. However it was a challenge to get one of the screws out. Others have cut the sides of a short section the track off to allow the car to come off. This method assumes you don't need the full length.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 02 January 2019 at 14:23 "smiles bernard smilesbernard@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Happy new year !
We recently arrived in Barbados after fast crossing from Cape Verde’s
The boat was great but I noticed a few things that I now need to address
The port Genoa sheet car is worn at the point the shackles attaches.

I think it’s an original mid 80s a goiot car. It has a stylised seagull shaped ensign.

Does anyone know a suitable replacement for a vintage Maramu car and also how to remove / reinstall? I presume then come off the track fwd end. There is a stopper bolt head at the fwd end of the track so I presume I remove this and just slide the car off the track. Space for removal of the car looks really tight with a stanchion base though.
If anyone has replaced their sheet cars any info would be very much appreciated

All the very best

Miles



 


 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Propeler shaft

maggouilloux <maggouilloux@...>
 

Many thanks !!!

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It is not difficult to do!  You need to be on the hard and have access to a puller and an acetylene torch.  I heat the area of the propeller that that slips on the shaft (not the shaft).  Once it is hot I use a spray bottle to spray water on the end of the propeller ( this sound strange) but the water is sucked into the hub of the propeller and breaks up any corrosion between the hub and shaft.  I several times and then I put the puller on with tension and heat the hub again.  I usually use a breaker bar on the puller bolt after heating.  I have not experience a failure.


One further note when you reinstall the shaft make sure you dimple the shaft where the locking bolts secure the shaft to the transmission and make sure you use a locking wire.

Based on personal experience I also a zine on the interior portion of the shaft ahead of the stuffing box about 5 inches ahead of the box.  If you have a failure at the transmission connection (which I did experience) it is an easy fix.  Hope this helps.




On Jan 29, 2019, at 7:34 AM, maggouilloux maggouilloux@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good morning,


I'm the owner from Masim's, a Mango from 1988.

I'have a problem with my propeler shaft and my propeler. I have To change them. Maybe somebody on the Amel group can help me : what are the difficulties ? and maybe somebody knows the reference of the Mango's propeler. 

We are actually in Panama. 

Thanks a lot

Eric 

Re: Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

Alan Leslie
 

Interesting....

We had that problem years ago and on advice, replaced the spring in the cylinder...didn't make any difference.
In our case it was because the pads were worn and the piston was at full excursion.
I did the washer trick and that worked for about two years and it started to slip again - more pad wear.
There is still plenty of meat on the pads so what I did was take off the brake mechanism, take off the front caliper and drill a hole in it in the direction of the piston thrust, threaded the hole and put in a bolt with a lock nut.
Now I can adjust for pad wear !
I really need new pads but Maud doesn't have pads that look like ours. One day I will get them relined at a brake shop.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437

Re: Mainsail Motor Covers

greatketch@...
 

We got them from Amel a few months ago.
US$20.

Bill Kinney,
SM160, Harmonie
Black Point Settlement, Bahamas

Re: Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

karkauai
 

Thank you all for your replies. Sounds like Trinidad is the place to go. Steve, I do like the colors you chose and will probably mimic that on Kristy. Glad to hear the new nonskid is good, I was concerned about that.

Joel, you are always there to punch me when I’m about to do something I shouldn’t. I’ll make it a point to be there while the work is being done.

Again, thanks to you all!
Kent & Iris
SM 243
Kristy
Still in Hotel California (Ft Lauderdale) where you can check out but you can never leave. Ready to head for T & C next weather window.

Re: Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

Hello,

I just changed the brake pads on our boat and noticed on your video the forward arm of the brake appears to be contacting the mounting plate of the brake assembly.  Reference the attached photo of the far less clean brake assembly, there is a noticeable difference between the angle of the arms and the space between the arm and mounting bracket.

Hope this helps!

Mark Mueller
Brass Ring  A54

Shaft brake conundrum, any ideas appreciated!

Porter McRoberts
 

Hello ladies and gentlemen.

Today I am working on a problem regarding the shaft break.

I made a short video that completely explains the circumstance and question if you would be kind enough to watch it.

It’s pretty short.





I really appreciate any thoughts or suggestions you might have!

Many thanks,

Porter and McRoberts

Amel 54–152

Sailing vessel ibis

Excuse the errors.  
Sent from my IPhone 

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

Stephen Davis
 

I think your paint was done quite a few years ago, and the cost now is more like 60% of US prices, but still a very good deal. 

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72


On Feb 1, 2019, at 19:27, Ric Gottschalk ric@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

I had the entire Santorin painted topsides, Hull, & striping done at Peake’s. Prime coat, 2 coats of Awlgrip, and 2 coats of striping. The decks were painted the color of the striping first,  then two top coats. Still looks like new after 10 years. Cost was 1/3 the cost in the States. Even painted my 7 dorados with funnels. Fortress woodworking did some incredible cabinetry & ceramic tile in the galley, plus storage drawers. (No orange anything on my boat). 

Bali Hai SN 24
Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc

No employee or agent is authorized to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc without express written confirmation by a Officer of the Corporation

On Feb 1, 2019, at 11:06 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Gary,

We used awlgrip 2000 on the hull, and the traditional awlgrip on the decks since it’s a harder paint, and holds up better under foot. On deck, they mixed the fine awlgrip grit for non skid, and it is actually a better non skid than the original decks. It has now been over 2.5 years since it was done, and it is holding up well. If you need more info or pictures, feel free to email me at flyboyscd at gmail dot com. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Feb 1, 2019, at 17:56, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gary,

The only thing I painted were the recessed faux caulking lines. Steve Davis ALOHA painted the faux teak and the faux caulking.


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, Feb 1, 2019, 8:53 PM amelliahona <no_reply@... wrote:
 

Bill: What brand paint was used. Was the anti-skid nature of the deck able to be maintained.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Francis Bay St. John

Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting boat S of Hurricane belt

Ric Gottschalk <ric@...>
 

I had the entire Santorin painted topsides, Hull, & striping done at Peake’s. Prime coat, 2 coats of Awlgrip, and 2 coats of striping. The decks were painted the color of the striping first,  then two top coats. Still looks like new after 10 years. Cost was 1/3 the cost in the States. Even painted my 7 dorados with funnels. Fortress woodworking did some incredible cabinetry & ceramic tile in the galley, plus storage drawers. (No orange anything on my boat). 
Bali Hai SN 24
Annapolis

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc

No employee or agent is authorized to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc without express written confirmation by a Officer of the Corporation

On Feb 1, 2019, at 11:06 PM, Stephen Davis flyboyscd@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Gary,

We used awlgrip 2000 on the hull, and the traditional awlgrip on the decks since it’s a harder paint, and holds up better under foot. On deck, they mixed the fine awlgrip grit for non skid, and it is actually a better non skid than the original decks. It has now been over 2.5 years since it was done, and it is holding up well. If you need more info or pictures, feel free to email me at flyboyscd at gmail dot com. 

Regards,

Steve Davis
Aloha SM 72
Hawaii

On Feb 1, 2019, at 17:56, Bill Rouse brouse@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Gary,

The only thing I painted were the recessed faux caulking lines. Steve Davis ALOHA painted the faux teak and the faux caulking.


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, Feb 1, 2019, 8:53 PM amelliahona <no_reply@... wrote:
 

Bill: What brand paint was used. Was the anti-skid nature of the deck able to be maintained.

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Francis Bay St. John