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Re: Volvo D3-110 belt changes

Rudolf Waldispuehl
 

Hi Alex

There is a Mastervolt 24V 110A Model: 90847, running on the same belt as the seawater pump, etc. Only one Belt. 
Why are you asking?

Best regards
Ruedi

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Datum: Freitag, 24. Mai 2019 um 18:36
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Hoi Ruedi,
Could you please let me know what 24V alternator is installed on Wasabi?
Thanks, Alex


Re: New sails

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Aquarius has a complete set of Hydranet Sails from Qsails, and so far we love them.  We have sailed from Trinidad to New Zealand, and now in Fiji.  The Qsails still look and perform like new.  

The cool thing about buying from Qsails is THEY KNOW YOUR BOAT, and they can provide you sails the fit the first time.  All you have to give them is your Hull Number.  

I told them that I want stock sails for Hull Number 262.  I bought a complete set Main, Mizzen, Genoa, and a Ballooner, and they all fit perfect, the first time.  

You can see the sails on Youtube - Sailing Aquarius Around the World.  


Ken
SailingAquarius.com
Aquarius SM2K #262


Re: Running Backstays

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hi,

You use them with the staysail, you need to set the one on the luvside. I bring it down to a bock and from there on the small winch to give a counter force on the mast where the top of staysail is attached.

Oliver from Vela Nautica Amel 54

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I have owned an Amel 54 for only a few months.   As most 54s, the boat is rigged with genoa and staysail, and yes I have the reinforced mast with a little prebend, and followed the advice on having heavier lower stays than the original. And I have the dyneema lines ready to be used as running backstays ... but no tackle (yet) at the back end of the running backstays.

(My previous boat had a genoa and self-tacking staysail, but had lower forward stays and adjustable hydraulic tension on the aft stays to adjust the mainsail shape, and no running backstays.)

So, I looked through the Amel owner manual and user guide. I found no pictures or advice on using the running backstays.  So I would appreciate a little advice on 3 items

1) Do you have any pictures of your running backstays in action, showing how you rigged the tackle and maybe the size of the tackle..

2) When running downwind, do use them if you have staysail and Genoa (or gennaker) set and are running hard? 

3) When going upwind do you use them only when using staysail in a heavy blow ??

Any help would be appreciated ... especially a picture or two.

John,
Justina (Austin TX)  A54 #34, in France


Re: Bow locker floors/hawse pipe replacement project recap

James Alton
 

Nick,

   You can buy fibreglass exhaust and better IMO, heavier walled shaft log and rudder post tubing in various sizes,  I am thinking of using the latter after figuring out a way to install some replaceable plastic (probably Delrin/Acetal) bushings.  I will definitely glass the tubing in at both ends so that it becomes a structural part of the boat as was down originally on my boat.   I like the idea of a strong compression member above the floor of the chain locker floor in case the chain ever somehow balled up and jammed which could generate a lot of force!  So far the original work (bow locker floor and the chain pipe) on my boat is still fine after 31 years so I think that the selection of the galvanized pipe was a pretty good choice.  Stainless pipe being more noble and of substantial mass would make a less favourable couple with the chain causing corrosion to occur sooner unfortunately.  

   We will be in Sardinia pretty soon as well, have a nice sail over and who knows maybe we will cross paths!

James

SV Sueno,  Maramu #220
Arbatax, Sardinia,  Italy

On May 24, 2019, at 12:11 PM, ngtnewington Newington via Groups.Io <ngtnewington@...> wrote:

How about using pvc pipe and glassing it in place and wrapping it in glass.?
Nick
Amelia AML 54-019 anchored in Menorca. Mistral about to kick in so waiting to ride it’s coat tails to Sardinia maybe Monday


On 24 May 2019, at 15:05, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

Thomas:

I think I just realized why Amel didn't use SS pipe for the hawse pipe.  I just priced a 31 inch long pice of 316L SS tubing (OD 3 inch with 0.25 inch wall thickness).  $10 US per inch or $310 for the piece.  Yikes!!  a bit of 1/4 into 316L plate brought the total to $375.00.  The same in galvanized pipe would probably be $10.   

Of course using stainless would alleviate the grief we are all suffering in replacing this bit of kit.  Simultaneously it would prevent us from gaining an intimate knowledge of our boats systems / weak points. 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Rico


Re: Running Backstays

Theo s/v Paloma
 

Hi John,

I just went through the handover week on my Amel 50. Regarding the running backstays, they told me to use them when running with the staysail. The goal is to avoid mast pumping. So, anytime you see the mast pumping, or bending toward the bow around the middle, use the running backstays.

I have not used the boat yet, so I do not have practical experience.
I hope this info helps.

Theo.
s/v Paloma
Amel 50 #18
Still in La Rochelle, getting ready for the Med.


Re: Running Backstays

John
 

I have owned an Amel 54 for only a few months.   As most 54s, the boat is rigged with genoa and staysail, and yes I have the reinforced mast with a little prebend, and followed the advice on having heavier lower stays than the original. And I have the dyneema lines ready to be used as running backstays ... but no tackle (yet) at the back end of the running backstays.

(My previous boat had a genoa and self-tacking staysail, but had lower forward stays and adjustable hydraulic tension on the aft stays to adjust the mainsail shape, and no running backstays.)

So, I looked through the Amel owner manual and user guide. I found no pictures or advice on using the running backstays.  So I would appreciate a little advice on 3 items

1) Do you have any pictures of your running backstays in action, showing how you rigged the tackle and maybe the size of the tackle..

2) When running downwind, do use them if you have staysail and Genoa (or gennaker) set and are running hard? 

3) When going upwind do you use them only when using staysail in a heavy blow ??

Any help would be appreciated ... especially a picture or two.

John,
Justina (Austin TX)  A54 #34, in France


Re: Volvo D3-110 belt changes

Alexander Ramseyer
 

Hoi Ruedi,
Could you please let me know what 24V alternator is installed on Wasabi?
Thanks, Alex


Stanchion measurements / scuba tank holder dimensions

James Cromie
 

Hello fellow Amel owners - 
I would like to make a wooden SCUBA tank holder the twill mount against the stanchions on the aft deck of our boat.  I am not currently on my boat, and would like to ask if anyone can measure the tubing diameter of the stanchions and the distance  between centers for the stanchions near aft part of the boat for a Super Maramu 2000.  
I'd also love to know about anyone else's design that is currently in use, and any photos you're able to share!

Thank you!

James
Soteria
SM2K 347
Le Marin, Martinique


Re: Bow locker floors/hawse pipe replacement project recap

ngtnewington Newington
 

How about using pvc pipe and glassing it in place and wrapping it in glass.?
Nick
Amelia AML 54-019 anchored in Menorca. Mistral about to kick in so waiting to ride it’s coat tails to Sardinia maybe Monday


On 24 May 2019, at 15:05, Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver@...> wrote:

Thomas:

I think I just realized why Amel didn't use SS pipe for the hawse pipe.  I just priced a 31 inch long pice of 316L SS tubing (OD 3 inch with 0.25 inch wall thickness).  $10 US per inch or $310 for the piece.  Yikes!!  a bit of 1/4 into 316L plate brought the total to $375.00.  The same in galvanized pipe would probably be $10.   

Of course using stainless would alleviate the grief we are all suffering in replacing this bit of kit.  Simultaneously it would prevent us from gaining an intimate knowledge of our boats systems / weak points. 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Rico


Re: Bow locker floors/hawse pipe replacement project recap

VLADIMIR SONSEV
 

Fibreglass or PVC schedule 80 is adequate. I installed PVC O.D. 2  7/8". I can provide more details for installation if you want.

Vladimir

S/V Life is Good
SM # 345

On Fri, May 24, 2019, 9:05 AM Gary Silver via Groups.Io <garysilver=mac.com@groups.io wrote:
Thomas:

I think I just realized why Amel didn't use SS pipe for the hawse pipe.  I just priced a 31 inch long pice of 316L SS tubing (OD 3 inch with 0.25 inch wall thickness).  $10 US per inch or $310 for the piece.  Yikes!!  a bit of 1/4 into 316L plate brought the total to $375.00.  The same in galvanized pipe would probably be $10.   

Of course using stainless would alleviate the grief we are all suffering in replacing this bit of kit.  Simultaneously it would prevent us from gaining an intimate knowledge of our boats systems / weak points. 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Rico


Re: Bow locker floors/hawse pipe replacement project recap

Gary Silver
 

Thomas:

I think I just realized why Amel didn't use SS pipe for the hawse pipe.  I just priced a 31 inch long pice of 316L SS tubing (OD 3 inch with 0.25 inch wall thickness).  $10 US per inch or $310 for the piece.  Yikes!!  a bit of 1/4 into 316L plate brought the total to $375.00.  The same in galvanized pipe would probably be $10.   

Of course using stainless would alleviate the grief we are all suffering in replacing this bit of kit.  Simultaneously it would prevent us from gaining an intimate knowledge of our boats systems / weak points. 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Rico


Re: SSB circuit breaker

Gary Silver
 

My SSB is a 12 VDC unit.  The boat is a 24 volt system.  The SSB circuit breaker is for the 12 VDC power supply that is mounted on a removable board on the aft wall of the cabinet below the nav station (i.e. the partition between the hanging locker and the nav station cabinetry).  The fault causing your breaker to trip can be of three sources:
1.  A faulty circuit breaker
2.  A fault in the power supply if your boat has the same as mine
3.  A fault in the SSB or the wiring between any of these.

Good luck in your trouble shooting. 

Gary S. Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Del Rey Marina, Fajardo, Puerto Rico


Re: SM Chain Counter Update

Oliver Henrichsen, SV Vela Nautica
 

Hello, if this helps anybody.
On Amel54 with autoanchper chain counter I replaced first with original sensor, which was dead after 1year.
Then I used a Meanwell reedswitch embeded in hot glue and shrinktube as replacement, works fine now. 

On Thu, May 23, 2019, 21:50 Thomas Peacock <peacock8491@...> wrote:
Success with getting the chain counter to work, not working since we bought the boat 9 years ago. The problem was a bad sensor by the windlass. Even though the replacement was not identical it did work. Please note this applies only to the LaRochelle installed counter with he orange sensor and digital display with the Amel logo. 

Tom Peacock
SM Aletes #240 Aletes
Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay


New Curtains

Elaine Leishman
 

Hi, I  am wanting to update the curtains on our Super Maramu 2000.  Looking for ideas from anyone else that has replaced theirs.  I like the look of the curtains on the Amell 55 which appear to have a solid tube at the bottom of the curtain.  Can someone post a couple of closeup photos showing how they are attached.  Thanks,
Elaine Nebo SM251


Re: [EXTERNAL] - [AmelYachtOwners] AMEL 55

Joerg Esdorn
 

Hi, I have owned my boat for three years now and would be happy to talk with you.  Please send me an email and I’ll share my contact details.  

Joerg Esdorn
Amel 55 Kincsem 
#53




Re: SM Chain Counter Update

Thomas Peacock
 

It is sensor IB 5072, made by IFM.  I bought it in the US from Radwell; however, IFM is a German company; if you are in the EU you might be able to buy directly from IFM or a European distributor. 

Tom Peacock
Aletes SM #240
Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay

On May 23, 2019, at 3:41 PM, Derick Gates <derickgates@...> wrote:

Thomas,

Where did you source the new sensor from?

Derick
SM2K #400
Brava


Re: SSB circuit breaker

 

Derrick,

An indication of a short. If there were no power, it will stay depressed.

Best,

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



On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 4:38 PM Derick Gates <derickgates@...> wrote:
Does the SSB circuit have a fuse, in addition to the circuit breaker?  My circuit breaker green button will no longer stay depressed, as if there was no power in the circuit. 


Re: SM Chain Counter Update

Derick Gates
 

Thomas,

Where did you source the new sensor from?

Derick
SM2K #400
Brava


SSB circuit breaker

Derick Gates
 

Does the SSB circuit have a fuse, in addition to the circuit breaker?  My circuit breaker green button will no longer stay depressed, as if there was no power in the circuit. 


SM Chain Counter Update

Thomas Peacock
 

Success with getting the chain counter to work, not working since we bought the boat 9 years ago. The problem was a bad sensor by the windlass. Even though the replacement was not identical it did work. Please note this applies only to the LaRochelle installed counter with he orange sensor and digital display with the Amel logo. 

Tom Peacock
SM Aletes #240 Aletes
Rock Hall, Chesapeake Bay