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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 --------
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: [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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Am 15.02.19, 13:12, "Barry Connor via Groups.Io" <connor_barry@...> 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. 

__._,_.___

Posted by: Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
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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 



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. 

__._,_.___

Posted by: Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
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.

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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!)
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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!)


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

Gary Wells
 

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: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Alan "Woody" Wood
 

Hi Danny

We had a double whammy in that there was gel coat cracking under the track where (we think) the backing plate had expanded AND the car inserts had disintegrated and needed replacing. We did it as part of a fit out in Tunisia.. even with an impact driver we still couldn't get the whole track off but managed to free the track enough to slide the cars off.
Heres the link to the video, time stamped at the track repair.. hope it helps
https://youtu.be/6nHe3zU--rU?t=511

Woody
SM189


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Mike Ondra
 

Hello Alan,

We replaced the cars on Aletes last year. Methodology was to disconnect the stanchion at the forward end of the track and push it aside sufficiently to slide the car off the track. The challenge was getting the screws that secure the stanchion to the toe rail out as they were seized. See attached detail drawing indicating these machine screws are threaded into a steel backer plate. We could not turn out the screws and didn’t have an impact wrench/driver. Wound up drilling them out with cobalt drill bits, starting small and stepping up sizes until the stanchion was free. To reassemble we drilled out and tapped for a slightly larger machine screw.

One way to skin this cat.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM #240

St. Augustine, FL

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of divanz620 via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 1:32 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

 

Thanks Bill,
I now have a couple of sets of the sliders.
how did you go about replacing them ?
Did you need to take the car off the track?
If so, how did you go about that?
There's been some talk about grinding off the T on the track but I'd rather not go down that road if possible.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Bill,
I now have a couple of sets of the sliders.
how did you go about replacing them ?
Did you need to take the car off the track?
If so, how did you go about that?
There's been some talk about grinding off the T on the track but I'd rather not go down that road if possible.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: New Group

Peter Buckley
 

Hi Bill,

Thank you for your continued support for current, past and soon to be again Amel owners. Could you please include me in the group.

Kind Regards

Peter

-- 
Peter Buckley

83 Twelfth Avenue
Raymond Island VIC 3880

Phone: 0428 427 786

Email: carhartt@...


From: Bill Rouse <brouse@...>
Reply-To: <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:39:45 -0600
To: <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] New Group

Thanks Mike...say hello to Peta from Judy and me.

Best,

Bill Rouse


On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 9:38 AM Mike Johnson via Groups.Io <mike.k.johnson=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Bill,

As with everyone in the Amel family we really appreciate your efforts and knowledge on our behalf.

Mike & Peta

On 14 Feb 2019, at 18:56, Paul Stascavage via Groups.Io <pstas2003@...> wrote:

Bill,

To you, Mark, Gary, Mark, and Danny a huge thank you. I’m sure the effort involved a significant amount of your time and I for one greatly appreciate your generosity both for making this move as well as all your input into the forum as a whole. 

Thanks so so much and all the best. 

Paul Stascavage 
SM #466
S/V Rita Kathryn 
West Palm Beach, FL


Re: Amel France and Bill Rouse

Ian Townsend
 

One word.  Lawyers.


Ian & Margaret
S/V Loca Lola II 
SM153
Exumas, Bahamas

On Feb 14, 2019, at 6:49 PM, Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

Thanks, Mark.

I hope it is simply a case of Mr. Poujeade being misinformed or not informed. From the emails I have seen, I believe he will soon be very informed if he chooses to read them. 

I assume that he is a great guy, but I have never met him, talked with him, had a phone conversation with him, or an email from him until I received the same email you did. Additionally, no person employed with Amel, or in any way connected to Amel has ever communicated anything to me that was a request to change anything I was doing, or ever did. 

Bill Rouse


On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 5:14 PM Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:
I sent an email directly to Mr. Poujeade stating my support for Bill as a person and as an ambassador for Amel.  I have not yet received a reply.

The way Amel went about this leaves a bad taste in my mouth.  I just don't understand what they were trying to accomplish by sending that email to current Amel owners.  Clearly it was NOT to get Bill to "cease and desist" in using their name and/or logo since I nor any of the Amel owners that I know have the authority to get Bill to do that.  If they are concerned about their Intellectual Property rights or liabilities they should have communicated their concerns directly to Bill (or had their lawyers do that if they are too cowardly), not send out an email to Amel owners about their "concerns".  The only conclusion that I can draw is that they did it in an attempt to defame and discredit Bill in the Amel owners community.  Frankly, that is just a shitty thing to do to any Amel owner, let alone someone like Bill Rouse who has done some much for the Amel brand and for so many Amel owners throughout the world these past 13 years or so. 

/RANT OFF

I do hope that this all works out OK in the end for you Bill.  Either way, you have my full support.

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


Re: Amel France and Bill Rouse

 

Thanks, Mark.

I hope it is simply a case of Mr. Poujeade being misinformed or not informed. From the emails I have seen, I believe he will soon be very informed if he chooses to read them. 

I assume that he is a great guy, but I have never met him, talked with him, had a phone conversation with him, or an email from him until I received the same email you did. Additionally, no person employed with Amel, or in any way connected to Amel has ever communicated anything to me that was a request to change anything I was doing, or ever did. 

Bill Rouse


On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 5:14 PM Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:
I sent an email directly to Mr. Poujeade stating my support for Bill as a person and as an ambassador for Amel.  I have not yet received a reply.

The way Amel went about this leaves a bad taste in my mouth.  I just don't understand what they were trying to accomplish by sending that email to current Amel owners.  Clearly it was NOT to get Bill to "cease and desist" in using their name and/or logo since I nor any of the Amel owners that I know have the authority to get Bill to do that.  If they are concerned about their Intellectual Property rights or liabilities they should have communicated their concerns directly to Bill (or had their lawyers do that if they are too cowardly), not send out an email to Amel owners about their "concerns".  The only conclusion that I can draw is that they did it in an attempt to defame and discredit Bill in the Amel owners community.  Frankly, that is just a shitty thing to do to any Amel owner, let alone someone like Bill Rouse who has done some much for the Amel brand and for so many Amel owners throughout the world these past 13 years or so. 

/RANT OFF

I do hope that this all works out OK in the end for you Bill.  Either way, you have my full support.

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