Date   

Amel 50

 

A little bird just told me that Amel has sold 36 Amel 50s!

This is the best news possible for Amel and all of us.

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


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Head sail furling, Heading to S Pacific

James Cromie
 

Kent - when are you projecting you'll be near Panama?  We are heading that way around July - August approximately. We are going to be in Turks and Caicos in about a month. 

Best. 
James
Soteria
SM2k 347. Currently in eleuthera

On Jan 4, 2019 8:21 AM, "Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Danny,

Thanks, I’ll experiment a bit and let the group know what I figure out.

Yes we are finally starting our SPac cruise, first leg to Turks and Caicos, thru the Caribbean, Belize, Panama, and thru the Canal.  Will probably go S this Summer to Ecuador and spend some time in S America, then on to the S Pac next Spring.

It seems that no matter how much prep is done, there are always delays like this jib furler problem.  I’m trying not to get too frustrated and hope that finances don’t cut our journey short.

Iris is a good sport and contributes greatly to my state of mind.  She’s also got a great mind for problem-solving and we are becoming a good team. I’m confident we will be in your neck of the woods in a few years as long as the finances don’t give out.

All the best,
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243


On Jan 3, 2019, at 1:53 PM, Danny Simms sailorman.ds@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,
I haven't had to use it so can't answer the tension thing, but if you consider the posts on the  mainsail out-haul it would seem that more tension would help.Likewise the type of rope could be an issue. Ordinary polyester braid would be good for this application since stretch is not an issue. For tension I could imagine a few wraps on the idle winch and holding the tail in one hand while grinding on the other winch with the self tailer engaged would be the method but of course for me that is but a theory.
All the best for the new year. Are you still planning voyaging to the South Pacific?
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
Mangonui New Zealand 

On Fri, 4 Jan 2019 at 03:49, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Yes, Danny, the line is crossed after it leaves the drum.  Do I have to keep a lot of pressure on both sides of the line while furling and unfurling?  When single-handing, cranking on one side, tailing on the other side, and tailing the sheet to get a reasonably tight furl leaves me one hand short.  Admittedly, I’ve only tried it a couple of times so I may not have figured out something obvious.  What’s the trick?

Thank you Duane, I’ll let you know what I find...hope that’s the problem!
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM243



On Jan 3, 2019, at 3:10 AM, simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent, when you run the manual furling line do you cross it after it leaves the pulley on the forestay. If not you are losing a big part if the rope/ pulley contact friction.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 
Ocean Pearl

On 3/01/2019 08:12, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Kent,


Before you condemn the gearing inside the box, be sure that the drive pin in the furling drum is fully engaging in the drive plate that is mounted on top of the gearbox.  We had our drive plate blow apart a few years ago, and other people have had trouble with the hole rounding over and pushing the pin up.  That sounds like the more likely cause.

Having just had our furling gearbox apart for routine maintenance, I think it very unlikely that the gearing inside the gearbox is the problem.  Certainly possible, but unlikely given what you describe as symptoms.

For the manual furling line, we have 10mm double braid dacron.  That worked great for us on the two occasions we needed it.  I wonder if the StaySet might be too stiff?  7/16" would not be too big.

If you need this unit disassembled and looked at, you might try Nance and Underwood, riggers in Fort Lauderdale.  They know Amel's very well, and Roger Underwood has been a help when we have used him.  If you need a new drive plate, I know they can make one for you.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA



Galapagos

Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Hello everyone and happy new year, 

We plan to sail to Galapagos in late February. 

Does anyone know a good agent and mail address in Galapagos? There are so many rumours circulating on the internet that it would be nice to get some reasonable information. 

Thanks, fair Winds 

Heinz 

Quetzal, SM 2000, 292


Re: Head sail furling, Heading to S Pacific

karkauai
 

Hi Danny,
Thanks, I’ll experiment a bit and let the group know what I figure out.

Yes we are finally starting our SPac cruise, first leg to Turks and Caicos, thru the Caribbean, Belize, Panama, and thru the Canal.  Will probably go S this Summer to Ecuador and spend some time in S America, then on to the S Pac next Spring.

It seems that no matter how much prep is done, there are always delays like this jib furler problem.  I’m trying not to get too frustrated and hope that finances don’t cut our journey short.

Iris is a good sport and contributes greatly to my state of mind.  She’s also got a great mind for problem-solving and we are becoming a good team. I’m confident we will be in your neck of the woods in a few years as long as the finances don’t give out.

All the best,
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM 243


On Jan 3, 2019, at 1:53 PM, Danny Simms sailorman.ds@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent,
I haven't had to use it so can't answer the tension thing, but if you consider the posts on the  mainsail out-haul it would seem that more tension would help.Likewise the type of rope could be an issue. Ordinary polyester braid would be good for this application since stretch is not an issue. For tension I could imagine a few wraps on the idle winch and holding the tail in one hand while grinding on the other winch with the self tailer engaged would be the method but of course for me that is but a theory.
All the best for the new year. Are you still planning voyaging to the South Pacific?
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
Mangonui New Zealand 

On Fri, 4 Jan 2019 at 03:49, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Yes, Danny, the line is crossed after it leaves the drum.  Do I have to keep a lot of pressure on both sides of the line while furling and unfurling?  When single-handing, cranking on one side, tailing on the other side, and tailing the sheet to get a reasonably tight furl leaves me one hand short.  Admittedly, I’ve only tried it a couple of times so I may not have figured out something obvious.  What’s the trick?

Thank you Duane, I’ll let you know what I find...hope that’s the problem!
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM243



On Jan 3, 2019, at 3:10 AM, simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent, when you run the manual furling line do you cross it after it leaves the pulley on the forestay. If not you are losing a big part if the rope/ pulley contact friction.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 
Ocean Pearl

On 3/01/2019 08:12, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Kent,


Before you condemn the gearing inside the box, be sure that the drive pin in the furling drum is fully engaging in the drive plate that is mounted on top of the gearbox.  We had our drive plate blow apart a few years ago, and other people have had trouble with the hole rounding over and pushing the pin up.  That sounds like the more likely cause.

Having just had our furling gearbox apart for routine maintenance, I think it very unlikely that the gearing inside the gearbox is the problem.  Certainly possible, but unlikely given what you describe as symptoms.

For the manual furling line, we have 10mm double braid dacron.  That worked great for us on the two occasions we needed it.  I wonder if the StaySet might be too stiff?  7/16" would not be too big.

If you need this unit disassembled and looked at, you might try Nance and Underwood, riggers in Fort Lauderdale.  They know Amel's very well, and Roger Underwood has been a help when we have used him.  If you need a new drive plate, I know they can make one for you.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Rubber caps for Lofrans [10 Attachments]

carcodespam@...
 

Meanwhile I have found a push button with rubber cap for 4 Euro plus shipping which I need to replace the Stop Push Button at the Perkins engine panel. I have not received it yet and guess it will be smaller than the buttons at the windlass. So it will fit for the engine panel to stop the engine only.

Gerhard
Sharki #60


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TMD22 Turbo

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TMD22 Turbo

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi, I dent the photos to your caliber33@....

I have just resent.

I cc to myself and they came through

Regards

Danny

On 04 January 2019 at 17:02 "caliber33@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

could not find pictures  ??


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TMD22 Turbo

jlm@jlmertz.fr
 

Bonjour,

On CottonBay the TMD 22 turbocharger is from GARETT it's cost 400 euros NEW,

You can clean the turbocharger(output side). I do this every year at first season start (2 hours work) ....

Good luck ....

Jean Luc on CottonBay


Le 02/01/2019 à 20:44, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] a écrit :
 

Steve,

 

I would be very surprised if you couldn’t find a shop locally. There are only three major manufactures of turbocharges worldwide. Garrett and Mitsubishi are the main two; I forget the third. This would not be a Volvo produced item. Once a shop sees it, they will know which rebuilt kit to use. They should not make any changes to the fan and use the one you have (this is important), the rest of the turbo rebuild are seals and bearings. Unless it is frozen from saltwater penetration, you should be able to have it rebuilt.

 

I would suggest checking with a local diesel mechanic and asking them where they take their turbo charges for rebuilding (this might cost you a beer). Or, pay them a few dollars to source someone on your behalf.

 

A quick Google search found this: http://bwscpanama.com/index.php/en/services/turbocharger-service-and-maintenance

 

Good luck!

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:17 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] TMD22 Turbo

 

 

 I have a TMD 22 Volvo Penta  1999/2000 Does anyone have a source for a rebuild kit or a rebuilt Turbocharger P/N 380291, new ones are almost $2600.00      Steve,  S.V. Forever Young,                      Shelter Bay Panama


Garanti sans virus. www.avast.com


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TMD22 Turbo

Steve Harmon
 

could not find pictures  ??


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TMD22 Turbo

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Steve,

I have replied with photo to caliber33@.... Let me know if it did not come through.

Regards

Danny

On 04 January 2019 at 09:24 "Steve Harmon caliber33@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

 
 
Hi Danny yes I want it , can you sent me some pictures and the numbers attach to the tubro .I need it by the 11th of Jan, just let me know the total. Shipping address Yacht in Transit, Forever Young, Shelter Bay Marina, Fort Sherman Building  30, Colon Panama, Here my phone number +1 804 512 3792  
  Thanks looking forward from hearing from you.  Steve Harmon

 
On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎2‎, ‎2019‎ ‎03‎:‎48‎:‎38‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EST, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 

 

Hi Steve,

I have a barely used turbo from a TMD 22 Volvo. I fitted it when I was trying to get the engine to perform to specs. I failed and very soon after replaced the engine. The turbo has been on my shelf since. NZ $500 ( about 320 USD) plus shipping from New Zealand. Money back (less shipping) warranty for functioning on install. 

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 03 January 2019 at 07:16 "caliber33@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

 

 I have a TMD 22 Volvo Penta  1999/2000 Does anyone have a source for a rebuild kit or a rebuilt Turbocharger P/N 380291, new ones are almost $2600.00      Steve,  S.V. Forever Young,                      Shelter Bay Panama

 

 


 


 

 
 

 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

svsunnyside
 

Hi Mark
How is the weather in Santa Marta ?
I think not too flat.
Very happy new year.

Gabriele Antolini
S/V Sunny Side
Maramu #219
Todomar Yard, Cartagena de India

On Thursday, 3 January 2019, 17:18:32 GMT-3, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Oooooh! Good idea. They can be a real bear to get off when needing replacement. Perhaps you should sell some to Amel J

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

 

 

Mark,


They are still available through Amel intermittently.  The ones that I am making for Cara will be made from 316 Stainless Steel vs. cast Aluminum so they will be stronger to start with and won't have the galvanic corrosion issues the Aluminum ones have.

 

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Cara

Deale, MD USA

 

 



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Mark,

 

A couple of years ago, I purchased toe pulleys from Amel. Are they no longer available?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:27 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail) [1 Attachment]

 

 

We are making good progress on the pulley project.  Attached is a picture of a production prototype of one half of the pulley machined from 6061 Aluminum next to the original cast Aluminum pulley.  316 Stainless Steel material is on order as well as some new tooling for machining Stainless Steel since we mostly machine Aluminum.  I will have final pricing tomorrow.

 

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Cara

Deale, MD USA


Re: Bill Kinney

greatketch@...
 

Eric,

We purchased Harmonie in Feb 2016 from Don and Ann Myers. Before that, I owned a Northstar 40 foot center cockpit ketch for almost 20 years.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Hollywood, FL, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] TMD22 Turbo

Steve Harmon
 

Hi Danny yes I want it , can you sent me some pictures and the numbers attach to the tubro .I need it by the 11th of Jan, just let me know the total. Shipping address Yacht in Transit, Forever Young, Shelter Bay Marina, Fort Sherman Building  30, Colon Panama, Here my phone number +1 804 512 3792  
  Thanks looking forward from hearing from you.  Steve Harmon

On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎January‎ ‎2‎, ‎2019‎ ‎03‎:‎48‎:‎38‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EST, Danny and Yvonne SIMMS simms@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:


 

Hi Steve,

I have a barely used turbo from a TMD 22 Volvo. I fitted it when I was trying to get the engine to perform to specs. I failed and very soon after replaced the engine. The turbo has been on my shelf since. NZ $500 ( about 320 USD) plus shipping from New Zealand. Money back (less shipping) warranty for functioning on install. 

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

On 03 January 2019 at 07:16 "caliber33@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:

 

 

 I have a TMD 22 Volvo Penta  1999/2000 Does anyone have a source for a rebuild kit or a rebuilt Turbocharger P/N 380291, new ones are almost $2600.00      Steve,  S.V. Forever Young,                      Shelter Bay Panama

 


 


 


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
 

Hi Mark,

I add my voice to the suggestion of 316 stainless  manufacture.(To the Amel design) I replaced mine with the alloy ones from Amel, only to have one fail again. Strangely, only one side has failed.

I will go stainless for any future replacement.

Regards

Danny

SM 299 Ocean Pearl

Mangonui

New Zealand 

On 04 January 2019 at 08:32 "mfmcgovern@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Mark,


They are still available through Amel intermittently.  The ones that I am making for Cara will be made from 316 Stainless Steel vs. cast Aluminum so they will be stronger to start with and won't have the galvanic corrosion issues the Aluminum ones have.

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <mcerdos@...> wrote :

Mark,

 

A couple of years ago, I purchased toe pulleys from Amel. Are they no longer available?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:27 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail) [1 Attachment]

 

 

We are making good progress on the pulley project.  Attached is a picture of a production prototype of one half of the pulley machined from 6061 Aluminum next to the original cast Aluminum pulley.  316 Stainless Steel material is on order as well as some new tooling for machining Stainless Steel since we mostly machine Aluminum.  I will have final pricing tomorrow.

 

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Cara

Deale, MD USA

 


 


 


 


Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

mfmcgovern@...
 

Mark,

They are still available through Amel intermittently.  The ones that I am making for Cara will be made from 316 Stainless Steel vs. cast Aluminum so they will be stronger to start with and won't have the galvanic corrosion issues the Aluminum ones have.

Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA

 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <mcerdos@...> wrote :

Mark,

 

A couple of years ago, I purchased toe pulleys from Amel. Are they no longer available?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:27 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail) [1 Attachment]

 

 

We are making good progress on the pulley project.  Attached is a picture of a production prototype of one half of the pulley machined from 6061 Aluminum next to the original cast Aluminum pulley.  316 Stainless Steel material is on order as well as some new tooling for machining Stainless Steel since we mostly machine Aluminum.  I will have final pricing tomorrow.

 

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Cara

Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: TMD22 Turbo

 

Mark,

It was Mark McGovern who did the research for the TMD 22.

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 Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 12:27 PM 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

 

Good info!!!

 

Does your client have a kit for the Yanmar 4JH4-HTE?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:37 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: TMD22 Turbo

 

 

Steve,

 

Another Amel School client, who, BTW is in the turbo business researched this for a Super Maramu TMD-22 client and reported this information:

 

"Based on that, the best choices for your clients as I see them are:

1.  Buy a new replacement for $1544 ($1844 with a $300 refund when the send back their old turbo): http://www.invasionautoproducts.com/petrtbtu464.html

2.  Get a $350 rebuild:  http://gpopshop.com/services/rebuilding/

If it were me, I would most likely choose #3.  It's basically a brand new turbo for $295 and some elbow grease.  They just need to see if the wastegate works and that there is no damage to the exhaust and compressor housings after removal and cleaning."

 

I believe this is the best information available.

 

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 Wed, Jan 2, 2019 at 9:44 PM pandmdegroot@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

My TMD22 has a Garrett 466770-0006S turbo on it.  I purchased a new “cartridge”  (compressor/turbine and bearing block) for $300.  I’m waiting for the gaskets to arrive from Volvo, so I can’t tell you if it’s a success or not.  I could not find a complete “rebuild kit” on line anywhere. Feel free to contact me if you would like more supplier details on the cartridge supplier. They are in North Hollywood California.

 

Peter de Groot

La Querida SM207

Moss Landing, CA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Mark Erdos
 

Oooooh! Good idea. They can be a real bear to get off when needing replacement. Perhaps you should sell some to Amel J

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 3:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

 

 

Mark,


They are still available through Amel intermittently.  The ones that I am making for Cara will be made from 316 Stainless Steel vs. cast Aluminum so they will be stronger to start with and won't have the galvanic corrosion issues the Aluminum ones have.

 

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Cara

Deale, MD USA

 

 



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Mark,

 

A couple of years ago, I purchased toe pulleys from Amel. Are they no longer available?

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:27 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail) [1 Attachment]

 

 

We are making good progress on the pulley project.  Attached is a picture of a production prototype of one half of the pulley machined from 6061 Aluminum next to the original cast Aluminum pulley.  316 Stainless Steel material is on order as well as some new tooling for machining Stainless Steel since we mostly machine Aluminum.  I will have final pricing tomorrow.

 

Mark McGovern

SM #440 Cara

Deale, MD USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Recommendation for an SSB technician in Western Med

Joerg Esdorn
 

Thanks, Mark!!  What model would I get and where would I get it?  Joerg


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Head sail furling

Danny Simms
 

Hi Kent,
I haven't had to use it so can't answer the tension thing, but if you consider the posts on the  mainsail out-haul it would seem that more tension would help.Likewise the type of rope could be an issue. Ordinary polyester braid would be good for this application since stretch is not an issue. For tension I could imagine a few wraps on the idle winch and holding the tail in one hand while grinding on the other winch with the self tailer engaged would be the method but of course for me that is but a theory.
All the best for the new year. Are you still planning voyaging to the South Pacific?
Regards
Danny
SM 299
Ocean Pearl
Mangonui New Zealand 

On Fri, 4 Jan 2019 at 03:49, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Yes, Danny, the line is crossed after it leaves the drum.  Do I have to keep a lot of pressure on both sides of the line while furling and unfurling?  When single-handing, cranking on one side, tailing on the other side, and tailing the sheet to get a reasonably tight furl leaves me one hand short.  Admittedly, I’ve only tried it a couple of times so I may not have figured out something obvious.  What’s the trick?

Thank you Duane, I’ll let you know what I find...hope that’s the problem!
Kent & Iris
Kristy
SM243



On Jan 3, 2019, at 3:10 AM, simms@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Kent, when you run the manual furling line do you cross it after it leaves the pulley on the forestay. If not you are losing a big part if the rope/ pulley contact friction.
Regards
Danny
SM 299 
Ocean Pearl

On 3/01/2019 08:12, "greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Kent,


Before you condemn the gearing inside the box, be sure that the drive pin in the furling drum is fully engaging in the drive plate that is mounted on top of the gearbox.  We had our drive plate blow apart a few years ago, and other people have had trouble with the hole rounding over and pushing the pin up.  That sounds like the more likely cause.

Having just had our furling gearbox apart for routine maintenance, I think it very unlikely that the gearing inside the gearbox is the problem.  Certainly possible, but unlikely given what you describe as symptoms.

For the manual furling line, we have 10mm double braid dacron.  That worked great for us on the two occasions we needed it.  I wonder if the StaySet might be too stiff?  7/16" would not be too big.

If you need this unit disassembled and looked at, you might try Nance and Underwood, riggers in Fort Lauderdale.  They know Amel's very well, and Roger Underwood has been a help when we have used him.  If you need a new drive plate, I know they can make one for you.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Recommendation for an SSB technician in Western Med

Mohammad Shirloo
 

Hi;

We had an intermittent VHF transmission/reception issue with our ICOM. We had several electronic techs look and non came up with an answer since it was intermittent and hard to duplicate.

We ran into a very old school tech in Malta that immediately diagnosed the issue to a failed filter INSIDE the VHF, replaced it for us and had it back on board in a day and charged us 50 euros for the entire effort.

It’s a day sail to Malta and they have other good services also.

If Malta is too far, we do have a contact in Licata Sicily as well that I found knowledgeable.

Let me know your preference and I will send you the contact information.

Mohammad and Aty
B&B KOKOMO
Amel 54 #099

 


From: amelyachtowners@... on behalf of 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 10:10 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Recommendation for an SSB technician in Western Med
 
 

Consider installing an in-line filter on the antenna cable toward the automatic antenna tuner between the radio and auto-tuner. This will make a world of difference.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, January 3, 2019 1:33 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Recommendation for an SSB technician in Western Med

 

 

My Amel 55 is on the hard in Marina di Ragusa and I'm trying to line up an SSB specialist who can look at my installation this spring/summer as I make my way west in the Med to Gibraltar.  I seem to have a lot of RFI from the alternator, Mastervolt chargers, Solar installation, refrigerator etc and I'm also thinking that the grounding isn't the best.  Anyone have a recommendation for someone in Sicily, East Coast of Sardinia, Barcelona, Valencia, Gibraltar or in between?  Many thanks in advance!