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Genoa sheet cars

smiles bernard
 

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

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

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

All the very best

Miles


Caramelle for Sail!!

pjn.mccallin@...
 

Thanks to those who posted how I should send messages, , so for the deal of the century my address is pjndot Mccallin at gmail dot com

Sorry for the confusion,I’m open to sensible negotiations, so if you’ve yet to sell your present yacht it’s perhaps not your opportunity to buy a time warp AMEL. P S I’ve just fitted new wheels to the passerelle exactly the same as when delivered new, some might think I’m excessive!! As for the leather work, treated with kid gloves!!! Patrick.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Caramelle for sail!

David Wallace
 

This is quite interesting. On Patrick's original post the email address shows up in proper format. But for all the replies that include his post the address is truncated. (I'm on my iPad.) Go figure. And here's hoping for great sailing in the coming year!

Dave Wallace
s/v Air Ops
Maramu #104
Sea of Cortex, MX


On Jan 1, 2019, at 7:38 AM, Brent Cameron brentcameron61@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Happy New Year Craig (and to all Amelians), I’ve noticed that people often say that but his full email showed up fine (and as a link) for me so I wonder if it’s yahoo or your email program that strips it out. I’m on a MacBook and usually read these from one of my iDevices so not sure if that makes a difference. In any case, it still probably makes sense to also spell it out as you suggest. I often will do that just to make sure webcrawlers don’t scoop up my email and add me to their spam list but I’ve never had that happen with this forum. 

Brent Cameron, Future SM2K owner
On Jan 1, 2019, 8:55 AM -0500, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>, wrote:

Patrick, You'll want to re-post using the words at and dot in your email address instead of the characters as Yahoo strips those out and no one can reply to you.



---In amelyachtowners@..., <pjn.mccallin@...> wrote :

I have three bottles of AMEL wine, an un worn AMEL baseball cap, an un worn AMEL logo bath robe, plus a set of un used towels, all at the bargain price of $320,000 PLUS
A 2003 SM 2000 included in that price. AWESOME? PM pjn.mccallin@....


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Caramelle for sail!

Thomas Peacock
 

I’ve noticed the same thing.

I believe that if you read the posts on the Yahoo webpage, it does indeed mangle the email addresses. If you use a built-in mail program (I use Apple’s built in on my MacBook and iPad), then the email addresses remain intact. So Yahoo doesn’t really strip it, it just displays it on its own webpage in a most unuseful form. 

So, probably safest to do the “at” routine, even though it’s a PIA.

Tom Peacock
Aletes SM 240
St Augustine, Florida


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Caramelle for sail!

Craig Briggs
 

HNY Brent,
interesting. I'm using WIndows 10 and Chrome on an HP laptop. His email shows as pjn.mccallin at dot dot dot. It is colored blue like a link and when clicked attempts to go to email, but, of course, fails because of the invalid address. So, as you note, writing out ones email address with at and dot seems to be the ticket.
Cheers, Craig 


---In amelyachtowners@..., <brentcameron61@...> wrote :

Happy New Year Craig (and to all Amelians), I’ve noticed that people often say that but his full email showed up fine (and as a link) for me so I wonder if it’s yahoo or your email program that strips it out. I’m on a MacBook and usually read these from one of my iDevices so not sure if that makes a difference. In any case, it still probably makes sense to also spell it out as you suggest. I often will do that just to make sure webcrawlers don’t scoop up my email and add me to their spam list but I’ve never had that happen with this forum. 

Brent Cameron, Future SM2K owner

On Jan 1, 2019, 8:55 AM -0500, sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>, wrote:

Patrick, You'll want to re-post using the words at and dot in your email address instead of the characters as Yahoo strips those out and no one can reply to you.



---In amelyachtowners@..., <pjn.mccallin@...> wrote :

I have three bottles of AMEL wine, an un worn AMEL baseball cap, an un worn AMEL logo bath robe, plus a set of un used towels, all at the bargain price of $320,000 PLUS
A 2003 SM 2000 included in that price. AWESOME? PM pjn.mccallin@....


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Caramelle for sail!

Brent Cameron
 


Re: Caramelle for sail!

Craig Briggs
 

Patrick, You'll want to re-post using the words at and dot in your email address instead of the characters as Yahoo strips those out and no one can reply to you.


---In amelyachtowners@..., <pjn.mccallin@...> wrote :

I have three bottles of AMEL wine, an un worn AMEL baseball cap, an un worn AMEL logo bath robe, plus a set of un used towels, all at the bargain price of $320,000 PLUS
A 2003 SM 2000 included in that price. AWESOME? PM pjn.mccallin@....


Caramelle for sail!

pjn.mccallin@...
 

I have three bottles of AMEL wine, an un worn AMEL baseball cap, an un worn AMEL logo bath robe, plus a set of un used towels, all at the bargain price of $320,000 PLUS
A 2003 SM 2000 included in that price. AWESOME? PM pjn.mccallin@....


Re: Looking for a Super Maramu or 54

Maria Geiger
 

PITU SM for sail contact information:

Maria and Willy Geiger
pitugolf at Hotmail.com


Re: Looking for a Super Maramu or 54

Maria Geiger
 

Hello PITU ouf Super Maramu si for sail in Tahiti.
Please contact me at pitugolf@...


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Outhaul gear box - Outhaul Drive Shaft bottom shoulder bolt

 

Thanks, Bill and Eric.

I am not sure if my client's bolt at the bottom of the outhaul gearbox driveshaft was original, but his bolt does have a shoulder. It seems logical to me that you would engineer this bolt with a shoulder in order to keep the threads from damaging anything as the driveshaft turns. 

Hopefully someone who knows his bolt is original will respond.

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 Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 10:13 PM 'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill,

Kimberlite came with a heavy brass washer that is tapered slightly at the head of the bolt end. From memory the brass washer is about 3-4 mm thick.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:46 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Outhaul gear box - Outhaul Drive Shaft bottom shoulder bolt

 

 

Bill,

 

The bolt that goes into the bottom of our main boom outhaul's Leroy-Sommers gearbox is a standard M8 hex bolt, coarse thread: 1.25 pitch.

 

Thread length 20mm, no shoulder--fully threaded.  Backed by a 32mm OD fender washer and standard lock washer.

 

I have no idea if it is original or not, but it fits and works.

 

Judging by where the threads engage, it looks like the shortest standard shoulder bolt (8mm shoulder length) would be a bit too long for the washer--as installed on Harmonie.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diameter of forestay

 

12mm is the forestay dimension.

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 Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 5:06 AM ahmet kipcak ahmetkipcak@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi Guys,
Happy New year to all.
I am planning to change my (super maramu 1999) Forestay. I couldn’t be sure about diameter of forestay due to it is inside the jib furling tube. According to my research, both 10mm or 12 mm could be used. Before giving any part order, I would like to take your advices .

Thanks for your all valuable feedbacks,

Ahmet


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

david bruce
 

Thanks Gerhard,   I think I ll order two new switches just to get the rubber caps.  Nevers hurts to replace parts before they fail.   Best in the  New Year to you, i appreciate the help. 

Dave 
Sv Liesse.  SN 006


On Dec 30, 2018, at 4:15 AM, carcodespam@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Dave,
the original foot switches are mounted on deck, same as at my Sharki #60, see picture FootSwitch5.jpg.
You can buy such switches e.g. here: https://www.svb.de/de/lofrans-fussschalter-taster.html
They are available in black or red. See pics.
Later on Amel has integrated the switches into the windlass, see pics FootSwitch3.png + FootSwitch4.png.
However the power circuit is always the same, see pic FootSwitch6.png for all Lofrans windlasses.
As far as I know all people with buildin switches to the windlass uses these types as spare parts:

Gerhard
Sharki #60

<FootSwitch5.jpg>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diameter of forestay

ahmet kipcak
 

Hi Eric,
Thanks for info 

Happy new year 

Ahmet 




'sailormon' kimberlite@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> şunları yazdı (30 Ara 2018 18:01):

 

Ahmet,

If your Super Maramu is like mine you will also need a special turnbuckle available from Amel or Acmo.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:06 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Diameter of forestay

 

 

Hi Guys,
Happy New year to all.
I am planning to change my (super maramu 1999) Forestay. I couldn’t be sure about diameter of forestay due to it is inside the jib furling tube. According to my research, both 10mm or 12 mm could be used. Before giving any part order, I would like to take your advices .

Thanks for your all valuable feedbacks,

Ahmet


Re: Ian and Judy Here is the vetus switch Windlass switch

carcodespam@...
 

As usual marine suppliers takes 4times more money than the manufacturer of the part.
The Vetus price is about 40 Euro while the manufacturer takes about 10 Euro for the same piece.

Gerhard
Sharki #60


Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Alan Leslie
 

Thanks Peter,

I will try it with tight Vectran at the end of January and report back to the group.
I am fairly confident, after reading the email Mike received from Bernard, that it will be OK.

Cheers
Alan
Elyse SM437


Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Peter de Groot
 

Sorry all,

I again failed to identify myself:

Peter de Groot

La Querida sm#207

Moss Landing CA,

 

Yes Alan,

I will repeat with some new Vectran line.  It may take a few weeks before I have the results as I will be traveling.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Outhaul gear box - Outhaul Drive Shaft bottom shoulder bolt

eric freedman
 

Bill,

Kimberlite came with a heavy brass washer that is tapered slightly at the head of the bolt end. From memory the brass washer is about 3-4 mm thick.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:46 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Outhaul gear box - Outhaul Drive Shaft bottom shoulder bolt

 

 

Bill,

 

The bolt that goes into the bottom of our main boom outhaul's Leroy-Sommers gearbox is a standard M8 hex bolt, coarse thread: 1.25 pitch.

 

Thread length 20mm, no shoulder--fully threaded.  Backed by a 32mm OD fender washer and standard lock washer.

 

I have no idea if it is original or not, but it fits and works.

 

Judging by where the threads engage, it looks like the shortest standard shoulder bolt (8mm shoulder length) would be a bit too long for the washer--as installed on Harmonie.

 

Hope that helps!

 

Bill Kinney

SM160, Harmonie

Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA


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

Mike Ondra
 

Peter’s test results are certainly discouraging although not surprising. Not sure where to go from here but would be interested in any other results from others who have tried Bernard’s sheaves. May yet try to modify Bernard’s since they are already in hand.

FYI: I did receive the following email from Bernard this morning with his response to some of our concerns.

While the original aluminum sheaves were not available from Amel for the past 6 months or so, I did receive an email from Maud December 3 indicating that she had received some.

And it may yet be worthwhile to look into a machine shop fabricating them in stainless as Annsofie & Jonas on S/Y Lady Annila, SM #232 did back in 2013.

So many options, so little time.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

 

 

Hi Mike

 

Thanks for your comments.

With my friend Jean-Luc we made tests on his SM and we evaluate the traction force of the rope (which is a 10 mm diameter kevlar with polypropylene sheathe) : we estimate it to 2 to 3 kN maximum (because above the thin stainless tube will probably bend or wear down as I found in design computations and it is consistent with the shear resistance of the screws and the aluminum cheeks).

So the design uses the elevator pulley principle : a groove with good angle which uses friction to transmit the torque.

With kevlar ropes they is a new fact : at rest the rope is soft, floppy, and when loaded becomes very hard (for 10 mm rope the transition is rather sharp around 300 to 500 N).

And on the tensile device we can see and measure an attractive fact :

when mounting the rope which is soft it goes at the bottom of the groove, and when loading the rope the free part becomes very hard with a fixed diameter of 10 mm. The rope in the groove pushes the lips of the groove but remains with a smaller diameter, so there is a new thing : to move on the pulley the rope has to be very much strained to reduce its diameter to enter into the groove. I asked a friend who is a professor in mechanical engineering and he is working to design a computation model.

The new pulleys were tested this fall in windstorm in Mediterranean Sea and Jean-Luc is pleased.

 

To better reply to your question I will try to design a torque device to the tensile testing device to measure the limit of friction force (joined picture). The main difficulty will be how to grip efficiently to the pulley (without damage it).

 

About your drawing which imitates the Amel design (face to face bumps) we had a lot of discussions with Jean-Luc and the boss of the shipyard where the careening takes place usually . We are not at all convinced of its usefulness : it reduces the area of contact and the transmitted torque, and bumps or teeth would be better alternates and not face to face. I tried a 3D printed model but it does not have enough strength (it began to breaks at 2 kN instead of no sign of weakness at 8.5 kN with the solid version, a measured enlargment less then 0.1 mm as computed).

Another comment is the weakness you introduce when drilling holes to make bumps. I have made a lot of design computations to evaluate a good compromise of the width of the pulley (joined picture) : there are 2 main dimensions, the bottom radius of the groove and the thickness at diameter 100. Above 26 mm width the maximum stress does not change, but below it grows rather quickly. So I choose the 26 mm thickness which is compatible with the space on the boat (without changing anything).

 

I hope to have answer your questions (I am currently preparing all these explanations on the internet site).

 

Happy New Year.

Bernard

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2018 7:28 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Toe pulley (headsail) [1 Attachment]

 

 

Greetings all and best wishes for a Happy 2019,

 

Today I went back to the boat and did a series of tests on the Bernard toe pulley installed on the starboard side and compared it to the Amel stock pulley installed on the port side.  My conclusion is all of our concerns of slippage with  the Bernard pulley are well founded.

 

Details:  I tied the starboard car to a stanchion post with a random line of about 3 ft (1m).  Inserting a winch handle and cranking against the secured car slippage occurred with an estimated 50 lbs (23 kg) of force at the end of the winch handle.  I tightened the car line (3/8” or 10mm fairly old and weathered) and maybe improved the torque required to slip the pulley slightly.  To  test pulling the other way, the force the jib sheet exerts on the car:  I engaged the lock at the toe pulley shaft while the 3ft (1m) line I used to secure the car was quite taught.  I pulled upward at the center of that short line and could not get the toe pulley to slip.

Next I repeated all of that after emptying a bucket of harbor water on the pulley and line.  The wet system failed badly.  I could pull up on the short line and more the car fairly easily.  Torque at the winch handle to slip the pulley was half the effort it was when the system was dry.

Then I went to the port side with the original Amel pulley…..there’s no comparison… no slip as I’m sure you all have experienced.

 

So I’m in the market again for at least one toe pulley.  Do we have any details on where to purchase the stainless pulleys posted by Gary Silver?


Re: Toe pulley (headsail)

Alan Leslie
 

Hello "pfdg53"

Your 10mm line....is it standard polyester line ? I gather it is as you say it's old and tired. 
Maybe it would work better with 10mm Vectran pulled really tight?

Cheers and Happy New Year
Alan
Elyse SM437