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Re: Olivier goes to TRINIDAD

 

Olivier,

I have a client in Trinidad who really needs to meet with you and his SM. I will put him in touch with you.
--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: K1 & K2 Location - Amel 54

 

Did you look at electrical drawings of the 54 in APPENDIX 4 of your manual. I don't have a copy of this...do you?

Best,

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



On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 9:29 AM Faial Livingston <flivingston@...> wrote:
Hello,

I've been trying to find where K1 & K2 are located on the Amel 54.

Unfortunately I am unable to do the check by finding the sound they make when switching off shore power and neither the second option with the Generator.

Could someone please share where exactly these automatic switches are in the Engine Room!

Best regards,
Faial Livingston
Cataya - 046 - Amel 54


Re: New Member - Amel Mango Hull #63-Is there an electronic Owners Manual in existence

 

I uploaded the Mango Manual that Rob Dillmann attached to the files section

Best,

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



On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 9:06 AM Rob Dillmann <rob.dillmann@...> wrote:
Dear Ian,

We own an Amel Mango (nr 43) since the end of 2017, which we are fitting out in the south of France.
Attached you will find the manual I have found.

Regards,

Rob Dillmann
Amel Mango 'Westwind'



Op zo 17 mrt. 2019 om 13:45 schreef Ian Bone <auscaptain@...>:

Hello all,
I've recently purchased Hull #63 Mango. 
I'm in the process of reviewing documentation and wondered if there was an electronic Owners Manual for the Amel Mango available.

Ian


K1 & K2 Location - Amel 54

Faial Livingston
 

Hello,

I've been trying to find where K1 & K2 are located on the Amel 54.

Unfortunately I am unable to do the check by finding the sound they make when switching off shore power and neither the second option with the Generator.

Could someone please share where exactly these automatic switches are in the Engine Room!

Best regards,
Faial Livingston
Cataya - 046 - Amel 54


Re: New Member - Amel Mango Hull #63-Is there an electronic Owners Manual in existence

rob dillmann
 

Dear Ian,

We own an Amel Mango (nr 43) since the end of 2017, which we are fitting out in the south of France.
Attached you will find the manual I have found.

Regards,

Rob Dillmann
Amel Mango 'Westwind'



Op zo 17 mrt. 2019 om 13:45 schreef Ian Bone <auscaptain@...>:

Hello all,
I've recently purchased Hull #63 Mango. 
I'm in the process of reviewing documentation and wondered if there was an electronic Owners Manual for the Amel Mango available.

Ian


New Member - Amel Mango Hull #63-Is there an electronic Owners Manual in existence

Ian Bone
 

Hello all,
I've recently purchased Hull #63 Mango. 
I'm in the process of reviewing documentation and wondered if there was an electronic Owners Manual for the Amel Mango available.

Ian


Olivier goes to TRINIDAD

Beaute Olivier
 

Hello Everybody,

I will be in Trinidad on second week of April.
If your AMEL is berthed there and you need some advice, I will be glad to help.

You may contact me on my yahoo address or at olivierbeaute at gmail dot com

Have a nice sunday.

Olivier


Re: Bahamas airports

Ian Townsend
 

H Pat, we have spent quite a bit of time in the Bahamas over the last four years. Any help or info we can get or you, feel free to email us at smlocaloca@....

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

On Mar 16, 2019, at 8:50 AM, Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io <sailw32@...> wrote:

We may return north thru the Bahamas ,I have never sailed there before and have a question. We will have crew that will need to fly home, are there a few islands in the Exumas where there is an airport to fly from over to Fla. to make a connection home? 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Nevis/St.Kitts


Re: Anode wear

Scott SV Tengah
 

Have you checked for continuity between the two anodes? I had a similar problem and in my case, it was easily solved: The bolt holding on the starboard rudder anode was too short, preventing a good connection. I replaced it with a slightly longer one and now both anodes wear evenly. The rudder, as you probably know, is hollow, so you don't have to be precise. Can't recall the bolt length but I literally just took the old one and went to a chandlery and got the next longest one available.

Scott
Tengah A54 #69


Re: Engine room lining on Amel 54

Mark & Debbie Mueller
 

We have the same problem, black dandruff coming off everywhere.  I believe the idea was to provide a water and oil resistant surface in the equipment space.  Good idea by Amel, poorly executed.  To that end I have used the Flex Seal spray on product, it seems to work well so far.  Like others I have had to remove the duct tape applied over the original black coating by the prior owner.  I don’t understand why anyone would think applying tape over a surface that is falling off would accomplish anything.  Oh well……

 

Mark Mueller

Brass Ring  A54


Easy way to access the Amel Yacht Owners Group has been provided and paid for by longtime member.

 

All,

Bob Rossi, longtime member of this group and owner of Super Maramu "KAIMI" has provided us with a domain name and easy to remember and use URL. From now on, you can use the URL of AmelYachtOwnersGroup.com to get to our group. Bob did the work and paid the costs.

Thanks, Bob, we appreciate it.
--
 
Best,
 
Bill Rouse
Yacht School  
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

+1(832) 380-4970


Re: Anode wear

Gary Silver
 
Edited

Hi Paul, Bill has seen a lot more Amel's than I have, but for what it is worth, on my SM 53 the anodes always seem to erode equally.  Knowing that the anodes are part of an electrical circuit I am careful to always clean the bolts, and the installed anode contact areas and assure adequate torque of the bolts (not overkill so as to strip things but snug).  As long as you are seeing some anode erosion then you are probably safe but at your next haul out it would be worth checking the continuity (resistance) between each anode bolt (i.e. side to side) and between each bolt individually relative to the cluster of bonding wires at the bilge bonding strap.  

Basically I would continue to monitor this and diagnose further during the next haul out. 

Best, 

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


Re: Bahamas airports

Mark Erdos
 

Hi Pat,

 

Depth is not a huge concern in the Exuma Islands but you do need to plan the routes carefully to avoid the shallow areas. We used the Explorer Guide and Chart Books. We found them to be very accurate. They show the best places to anchor and mark areas know to have good holding. https://www.explorercharts.com/  See if you can buy the Exuma Islands one used from a cruisers who is heading east to the Caribbean.

 

Keep in mind, the Bahamas have about a 3’ tide. If you are doing a channel marked as 7’, do it on a rising tide and you will not have issues. Also, the bottom is soft sand. So, if you do bump it’ll not damage much – mostly ego. We did two seasons in the Bahamas and never touched the bottom. In fact, I don’t think we sailed in less than 10 feet. It is sort of interesting to sail all day on the leeward side of the islands and never see more than 15 feet of water. It is fun to anchor there. Cindy would stand on the bow and give me a thumbs up when we were clear of grass and then she’d watch the anchor set in the sand. You can always see the bottom on the leeward sides of the islands.

 

You’ll need to be aware of a phenomena know as rage. This is when the tide is falling (water falls off the shallows and flows to the east) and is in the opposing direction of the East wind in the cuts between the islands. It can get very nasty in the cuts. Time your passages between the island cuts.

 

We loved the Exuma Cays Land and Sea National Park!!! https://bnt.bs/exuma-cays-land-sea-park/ There are fees to anchor or to pick up a buoy. Warderick Wells and Bells Cay are “must do” locations. For Warderick Wells, you need to radio them at 8am the day wish to visit and they will let you know if there is a buoy available (if not they will put you on the list for the next day but you have to check with them each day). Once there you stay as long as you want. Bells Cay is first come first served (stay for as long as you can pay). Waderick has incredible hiking. Bells has some of the best snorkeling and awesome beaches.

 

 

People go to the Bahamas for fishing, fabulous beaches, crystal clear water and isolation. It is very possible to anchor in a cove on a deserted island and have a beach all to yourself for days. People do not go there for great food and entertainment. Most stores are sparsely stocked and expensive. Provision well before going there.

 

BTW – Today is our first day of insurance with Y-Yacht. Thanks for all the info. There are an absolute pleasure to deal with.

 

 

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 Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:59 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Bahamas airports

 

Mark, That’s what I needed to know. Many seem to like the Bahamas,as you apparently do. Should I expect to leave some bottom paint down there ,or is depths not a huge concern.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Nevis


Re: Anode wear

 

Paul,

In my experience, the closest anode to the protected devices will dissolve more than the last.

Best,

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



On Sat, Mar 16, 2019 at 9:09 AM Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown <yafohi@...> wrote:
Hi all,

I just had my rudder anodes changed after having been on for 9 months. Of the two that came off, one had normal corrosion, probably about 20-30% corroded, but the other one had virtually no corrosion at all. The diver did say that it was not on very tight - would that be the cause or should I be concerned about a bad connection somewhere? I have attached a photo.

I must also say that this new forum is a vast improvement in the Yahoo one, so well done to those who implemented it.

--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Anode wear

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Hi all,

I just had my rudder anodes changed after having been on for 9 months. Of the two that came off, one had normal corrosion, probably about 20-30% corroded, but the other one had virtually no corrosion at all. The diver did say that it was not on very tight - would that be the cause or should I be concerned about a bad connection somewhere? I have attached a photo.

I must also say that this new forum is a vast improvement in the Yahoo one, so well done to those who implemented it.

--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Bahamas airports

Patrick McAneny
 

Mark, That’s what I needed to know. Many seem to like the Bahamas,as you apparently do. Should I expect to leave some bottom paint down there ,or is depths not a huge concern.
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Nevis


Re: Bahamas airports

Mark Erdos
 

Pat,

 

Firstly, you must sail there. The Exuma Islands are beautiful!!!! Great Exuma Island has a large airport. Staniel Cay has a small airport.

 

 

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 Patrick McAneny via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:50 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Bahamas airports

 

We may return north thru the Bahamas ,I have never sailed there before and have a question. We will have crew that will need to fly home, are there a few islands in the Exumas where there is an airport to fly from over to Fla. to make a connection home? 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Nevis/St.Kitts


Bahamas airports

Patrick McAneny
 

We may return north thru the Bahamas ,I have never sailed there before and have a question. We will have crew that will need to fly home, are there a few islands in the Exumas where there is an airport to fly from over to Fla. to make a connection home? 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans
Nevis/St.Kitts


Re: Specific Fuel Consumption

Mike Johnson
 

David,

A great aid to planning - thank you for compiling the data.

Regards

Mike

SM 2K 461

On 16 Mar 2019, at 01:13, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I think I figured it out. It is partial hours.

It's been a long day :)


With best regards,

Mark

Skipper
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia
www.creampuff.us


-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of David Vogel
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 5:34 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Specific Fuel Consumption

Hi all,

Just a quick contribution for the benefit of those who are operating a Yanmar 4JH3-HTE and ONAN genset.

I developed the attached look-up tables to assist me with keeping track of diesel consumption. Each time either the ONAN or YANMAR is used, I create a line-item in a hand-written fuel-log. When I significantly change revs on the YANMAR, I also create a new line-item (so, in essence record 1.5HR@1,600, 2.0HR@2,200, and so on). The figure for the fuel USED column is derived from the quick-lookup-tables attached, a laminated two-sided copy of which is held in the back-cover of the fuel log.

All figures in the table are rounded UP to the nearest whole liter. This means that, over time, I am actually over-estimating fuel usage. Which periodically I correct by dipping the tank. I never want to see less fuel in the tank than I have calculated as remaining.

The figures for the YANMAR are come from the ideal performance curves for the YANMAR engine, which were put into an excel spreadsheet and a theoretical fuel-use curve derived. This curve was then adapted/adjusted on the basis of actual fuel consumption observed, the resulting formulae being derived by EXCEL. This second formula was then used to populate the table.

The speeds were derived on the basis of an actual run in still-water over several hours in calm conditions; but with moderately dirty prop and hull - so probably in the ball park for real-world use, but not rough seas. I have not seen the need to adjust anything using these speeds in two years since initial calculation.

I am interested to hear about other's experience. In the meantime, this is about as complicated - and as simple - as I need to get and, once I take the round-up errors into account, have found these fuel figures to be remarkably consistent over 2 years.

Please note that range and endurance figures are based NOT on the full-tank 600 liters, but on 510 liters, leaving roughly 15% always as a "fixed reserve", at least for planning purposes.

I hope this helps someone else out there.

David
SV PERIGEE, SM#396
Shelter Bay Marina, Panama,
Bound for the South Pacific









Different Yanmar 4JH3-HTE and other yanmar Specific Fuel Consumption

eric freedman
 

Hi,

Here is a fuel consumption chart that I received from Yanmar for many Yanmar engines.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376